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PART ELEVEN OF
Picturesque California
ILLUSTRATES LIFE IN
OLD SPAKISHPAYS.
VOLUME LXXV.-NO. !3'->.
UNDER THE FLOOD
Waters Sweep Down the |
River Noire.
SEVERAL HOUSES BURIED.
And Their Unfortunate Occupants
Have Perished.
i .
FIRE ADDS ONE MORE HORROR.
The Banks of a Fall Caved, Making
a Great Dam in the
. Stream.
Quebec, April 30.— Friday night, about
8:30 o'clock, the inhabitants of the quiet
.village of St. Albans, situated 48 miles
from here and 4 miles from Liclirevetierre,
in the county of Port Nouff, heard a ter
rible noise, resembling the roll of thunder
in the distance. Near the Damn church
is a curve in the river St. Ann which
makes a waterfall. The ground which
stays the formation on the right side gave
away and the earth and rocß3 tilled a deep
gash of the falls, burying a pulp wood
mill.
The 3ides of the river, which are com
posed of clay, and 150 feet high, caved in,
blocking up tbe natural climine! of the
river for a distance of five miles and to the
depth of seventeen feet, making the water
rise a hundred feet above tbe earth walls
t!ia» were supposed to hold it back. The
walls were not strong enough to keep in
check the fury of the stream and with a
terrible roar and rush the water came
down upon the unprotected village, car
rying away the bridge.
At 10 p. m. the water rose at St. Casimir
and carried away another bridge at St.
Ann. At 11 o'clock it carried away two
pieces of the bridge and all the lumber
booms. The house of Farmer Cautbier at
St. Albans is completely buried aod fnur
unfortunate people who occupied it are
supposed to be crushed. At the place
where the bouse was smothered smoke can
be seen and it is feared the house caugiit
fire, which means sure death to the in
mates that are known to have been within.
The accident has been especially severe
on dumb animals. Hundreds of cattle,
bones, sheep and pigs have perished, and
in tue wreck that floats past the poor
brutes can be seeu struggling and making
efforts to reach the snort?, which their ex
haustion renders abortive.
River Noire, the exact place of tbe acci
den r , is not anywhere near a telegraph sta
tion and no information as to the number
aud names of the dead can be had wi h
certainty. The people of all the surround
ing districts are pauic-stricken, aud on ac
count <>/ tbe altered condition of tbe coun
try it is very difficult to reach the scene
and return. The piece of land which slid
into the river is about a mile long and
four miles wide. Tbe latent information
received is to the effect that $500,000 worth
of property has been destroyed and twelve
people nave been killed.
NOT TO BE DISCUSSED.
No Connection Between Socialism
and the Catholic Church.
Paris, April 30;— There was a lively de
bate in the Chamber of Deputies to-day.
M. Juarez, Socialist, questioned tbe Gov
ernmeiit in regard to the alleged subsidies
wbicb tbe clergy and capitalists have
given :o anarchists. He declared that the
capitalists had assisted .the anarchist
Tournadie, who, it was asserted, was
hired to iucite the miners of the Carmaux
district to violence. M. Juarez asked what
the Government inteudeu to do in regard
to the clergy, who, while offering them
selves to the Government as a bulwark
against socialism, actually fostered so
cialistic agitation among the miners.
M. Dubost replied that M. Juarez'
statements were unfounded, and that the
researches of the police bad failed to re
veal any connection between the anarch
ists and clergy.
Comte de ilun repudiated the accusa
tions of Juarez, ami declared that there
was no analogy between Catbulic and so
cialistic doctrines.
M, Hugues, a member of the Right, said
that it was not proved that the clergy sup
ported the annrchists, but it was proved
that Baron Rothschild had given money to
ttie anarchists. The speaker demanded
that measures be taken against capitalists.
The Deputies decided by a vote of 340 to
179 that there should be no further discus
sion of the subject.
SILVER AND SAMOA.
England Does Not Contemplate an
Immediate Change of Policy.
Loxpox, April 30. — In the House of
Comrnuns to-day the Secretary ol State
for India, replying to questions, saJd that
the st tement that the Government In
tended to reopen the India mints was en
tirely unfounded. |
Sir Edward Gray, Parliamentary Secre
tary for the Foreign Office, replying to
Questions on Samoan affairs, said that tbe
provisions of the Berlin act cjuld not be
changed without the assent of the three
powers. The Government had no reason
to suppose these cartes would con
sent at the preseut moment to place the
islnnds under the Government of New
Z-aland. The matter was receiving the
berious attention of the Government.
The Times in its financial article says
notwithstanding the statement of Mr.
Henry Bowler, Secretary of India, that tbe
Government of India did not intend to re
open the mints U believes it impossible the
Government can maintain this attitude
unless a gold standard can be established
ALMOST CEASED.
Greece No Longer Being Shaken by
Mighty Earthquakes.
Athens, April 30.— The Kiue, accom
panied by his three sons, will start for
Thebes to-morrow. The Queen will follow
some time later.
Reports received from various parts of
the country indicate that the earthq uake
shocks have almost ceased.
HIS POLITICAL TESTAMENT.
Leo Will Talk to AH the World at
the Same Time.
■ London, May I— A dispatch to the
Chronicle Iron: Rome says: The Pope's
comics encyclical may be takeo as to
The MOrning Call.
some extei.t a political testament. It will
reviev. the chief events of his pontificate,
inclut' ng the German Kulturkampf, the
Iri«h questions, the ac ion of his Holiness
with reference to the Knights of Labor
and UJ» Siitoili mission, and hi? action in
Francf with reference to the republic.
The encyclical will be translated and pub
lished'.siinultaneoualy in all languages.
VASQUEZ WANTS SOLDIERS.
Look ; ng for Americans to Help Con-
quer Honduras.
Nx\» Orleans, April 30.— Don Dom
ingo Va«quez, who was President of
Spanb'hllonduras until recently deposed by
President Bontlla after a sharp and quite
bloody? revolution, arrived in this city
to-day en route to New Yorfc. He will
visit Washingon to confer with the
Ilonauran representatives and very
litely with President Cleveland. He de
clined to say what business it is that
brings him here, but is well understood it
is to gather a body of filibusters, who will
sail from New York to Honduras toward
the end of the summer. Major E.
Burke, the defaulting State treasurer of
Louisiana, has proved to be a brave and
able soldier in the field, "Wquez said, as
also had many of the Americans who had
fought with them They hart been granted
sixty days to return to flondurai and wind
up their business affnirs.
FIFTY PERSONS DROWNED.
By the Giving Way of a Pier on the
Danube.
Brahilov. Roumania, April 30.— While
a pier at tbis port was crowded with peo
ple awaiting the steamer for Galitho, on
the Danube, it gave way and threw 120
people into t.'ie water. Many are believed
to have been drowned.
Bucharest, Roumania. April 30.—La
test dispatches from Brahllov say it is
thought the number of persons drowned
there by the giving way of a pier to-day
will reach fifty.
Buda Pesth, April 30. — The news
papers here in their accounts of to-day's
accident a; Brahilov assert that 200 people
were drownpn".
FRANK HATTON DEAD.
He Was a Born Newspaper
Man.
And by His Own Efforts Grew Into
a Statesman and a Great -
Editor.
Washington", April 30. —Frank Hatton,
late editor of the Washington Tost, died
to-day at 4:30 p. m.
Burlington, Anril 30.— The news of
Frank HiMon's death caused a shock to
this city. Expressions of sympathy were
general among his old friends, formed
during hi? residence here as manager of
tne Burlington Hawkeyp.
Frank Hatton was born in 1842, and may
be said to have been born a newspaper
man, for his father was for years the editor
of the Cadiz (Obio) Republican, and the
son performed the office' of devil in the
office as early as 18G6- He soon became
foreman, and later "graduated from the
stick" into tbe editorial chair, after the
Frank Hatton.
ideal fashion. When the war broke out
tie enlisted and was one of the youngest
soldiers from the Buckeye State, and
he served until the war was over.
In 1866 father and son re
moved to Mount Pleasant, lowa, where
they conducted tne Journal until the elder
Hatton's death in 1869. Frank Hattnn eon
tiuued to edit the paper until 1874, when
he bought a controlling interest in the Bur
lington Hawkeye and soon showed bis
qualifications for this larger sphere by
making his paper one of the most widely
quoted journals in the country. He was
always a firm believer in the Jacksonian
doctriue with regard to public offices, a
vigorous and relentless opponent of the
non-partisan civil-service idea, which he
declared to be a fraud and a humbug.
Mr. Hatton was a stalwart of the stal
warts. Of Grant and Coukling he was an
intimate and firm friend. Blame and the
j Blame idea he fought with all the vigor
of his virile nature. In 1881 Presi
dent Arthur made him Asssistant
Pustrnaster-G«neral, aDd upon the re
tirement of Postmaster-General Gresliam
promoted Mr. Hatton to the vacancy. His
administration of the office was signally
successful. As illustrating the practical
operation of the civil service under the
i resent system, Mr. Harton remarked to a
Chicago friend while Postmaster-General
that If he were called upon to pass the pre
scribed examination for the position of let
ter-carrier here he would be unable to do so.
He was the youngest Cabinet officer since
Alexander Hamilton. After retiring from
public office he edited the National Repub
lican, and subsequently founded the New
York Press. Returning to the capital five
years later he entered Into partnership
with Berfah Wilkins, took charge of the
Washington Post and made it not only the
first acceptable morning newspaper that
Washington ever bad, but one of the
brightest, cleanest and most Influential
journals in the country. The Post wal
tzed the ideal of an independent paper
more nearly, perhaps, than any otner in
America. Mr. Hatton leaves a charming
wife and one son.
Brickmakers' Strike.
Cleveland, April 30.— Nearly 11,000
brick makers struck 10-day for an advance
of about 30 cents ft daj,
SAN FRANCISCO, TUESDAY HORNING, MAY 1, 1894.
LOST HIS TEMPER.
Turpie Called Aldrich a
Liar.
TALKING TARIFF IN HEAT.
To Repent When Cooler Moments
Come.
HARRIS PRETTY WARM HIMSELF
But It Was Left for the Indianian
to Throw Courtesy to the
Winds.
Washington, April 30.— Senator Har
ris, who ii charge of tbe tariff bill, lost pa
tience to-day at the way in which progress
was impeded by Senator Hale in the morn
ing liour. As on several preceding days
Mr. Hale objected to giving way for special
measures in the morning hour. Final v
Senator Harris abruptly moved that the
Senate proceed with the consideration ot
the tariff bill.
Mr. Wolcott interposed a question as to
whether the committee now intended to re
port amendments which would change the
whole scope and character of the bill. He
bad understood Mr. Harris to admit that
changes were to be made and Mr. V«or
hees to deny it. This gentle Drod did not
lorce the hand of the Tennessee Senator,
who said he could not say exactly what
the amendments to be proposed were.
Mr. Aldrich said it was due to the Sen
ate and country that they should know
what bill was being considered.
"House bill 45C4," interjected Mr. Harris
sharply.
"\es," replied Mr. Aldrich, "with the
amendments, but when are they to be sub
mitted?"
"When we get ready," said Mr. Gray,
from his seat.
Mr. Hill submitted an observation or two
which did not seem to please his Demo
cratic colleagues. The Senator from
Rhode Island (Aldricb), he said, appeared
to be disturbed about some anticipated
amendments. It recurred to him that, in
asmuch as the tariff bill had pa-sed from
the jurisdiction of the Finance Committee,
amendments reported from that committee
would not be entitled to any more consid
eration than individual amendments and
would have no more parliamentary privi
lege.
Aldricb admitted that this was true in a
parliamentary sense, but perhaps might
not be true of this committee. Then, tak
ing a paper from bis desk containing tbe
interview with Secretary Carlisle, he said
be thought It a strange coincidence that
the executive officers, o[ the Government
seemed always in possession of abundant
information regarding the progress of tariff
reform. President Cleveland, in his mes
sage, told the country in advance what the
Wilson bill was to contain, and now Sec
retary Carlisle comes forward with this
advance information about the harmoniz
ing of Democratic discords— information
tie volunteered, and which was in conflict
with the recent statement of tbe chairman
of tbe Finance Committee.
Vest raised the point of order that news
paper interviews could not be dragged into
the Senate chamber, but Vice-President
Sevenson ruled that the chair was help
less under tbe rules to lay out the course
of any Senator in debates. But there was
a means of stopping matters temporarily.
The debate- had been proceeding by unan
imous consent, when Allen (Pop.) of Ne
braoka suddenly threw "senatorial cour
tesy" to the winds and demanded the reg
ular order. The tariff bill was then laid
before the Senate.
Aldrich wanted to continue bis com
ments on the Carlisle interview, and then
came a controversy as to Dolpb's right to
yield to Quay, and Quay's right to transfer
the privilege to Aldrich. It ended in
Aldrich's having the floor and he renewed
his comments on the Carlisle interview.
In reply to a remark by Vest that Aldrich
had been falsely informed concerning the
proposed amendments to the tariff bill, and
that if these statements were repeated it
must be on his own responsibility, Senator
Aldrich accepted the challenge and rose
with the statement on bis lips that he was
informed and believed that amendments
had been added to the bill since it had
been reported to the Senate as he had pre
viously stated. He asserted that these
amendments were in print and said It was
bis understanding that they were to be
submitted to the Senate shortly. They
were, he was certain, from what he had
heard, of such a nature as to completely
change the character of the bill. As a re
sult of the trend of affairs the Senate was
no nearer final consideration of the bill
than three months ago, when the bill came
from the House.
Mills followed in a brief, sharp speech,
characterizing the proceedings of the day
as ryro technical on the part of the Repub
licans, while those of last Thursday were
in the nature of a military move in order
to determine the strength of the Demo
cratic forces. Ho said Aldrich, when he
asserted there were SOO amendments pre
pare'! and ready to be offered, displayed a
greater knowledge of what was going on
in the Democratic side of the chamber than
be (Mills) possessed, and suggested that
the Rhode Island Senator must have an
underground connection with tbe Deinu
cratic side.
"But suppose that there are 300 or
3000," he continued. "I know not how
many there are, but be the number what it
may if they do not meet my approval I
shall not vote for them. Every Senator
has the same right to rej-ct them."
Palmer remarked that it was not neces
sary or expected that a bill should be per
fect in committee. As for himself he had
not given a power of attorney to any one
"Not to the Secretary of tne Treasury?"
asked Aldrich.
"Not to the Secretary of the Treasury,"
Palmer replied, "though I do not know
what the practices of the Republican Sen
ators were when there was a Republican
Secretary of the Treasury."
Senator Voorhees, slightly pale and not
quite steady in bis movements Irom his
recent illness, took the floor for the pur
pose of replying to the speech made hy
Senator Sherman last Saturday, and quoted
a lone paragraph from the Ohio Senator's
speech in which he said that the Finance
Committee had not had an opportunity to
consider the pending tariff . bill in the
usual way. He took especial exception to
Sherman's remark that "this bill has never
been considered by the Finance Commit
tee." He asserted that the tariff bill had
been reported to the full Finance Commit
tee on March 8 and bad not been reported
J>y the committee to the Senate until
March 20.
Senator Slerman in reply said the bill
was never read in detail to permit changes.
If it had been and votes had been taken a
more satisfactory measure might have
been presented.
Senator Harris Interjected a question.
He wanted to know if Sherman and the
other Republican members of the commit
tee had not had opportunity to offer amend
ments in committee.
"Not the usual opportunity," replied
Sherman. "It was idle to do so when the
six Democratic members had agreed ou
amendments »nd they had been submitted
to the Democratic caucus."
"The Senator says he did not have the
usual opportunity," said Harris. "I want
him to answer distinctly or definitely if he
chooses to deny explicitly that he had the
same opportunity the Democratic Senators
had when the McKiuley bill was before
the committee."
Mr. Sherman repeated that there was no
opportunity for consideration until the
Democratic majority had agreed Hpon
changes.
Mr. Morrill made a brief speech con
firmatory of what Senator Sherman had
said, after which Senator Harris, taking
the floor for a moment, said with much
emphasis: "If the Senator from Ohio and
the Senator from Vermont desire to be
undeistood as asserting that the Republi
cans were not permitted to shape the bill
in committee, they are within the limits of
the exact truth, and fhey are within the
limits when they iufer that they will not
be allowed to shape it."
"That's all right." replied Senator Sher
man.
"Of course it's all right," Harris replied.
"But it they say they were not permitted
opportunity to offer amendments they do
injustice to themselves and gross injustice
to other members of the committee."
Mr. Yoorhees insisted that the record
showed that the bill had been considered
in every detail, from etui to end, and that
the minority had ample opportunity to
offer amendments.. He called particular
attention to Mr. Aldricb's motion, made in
committee, to strike out the income tax
feature. "1 desire to say right here," said
he. commenting on this motion, "no matter
what rumors may be floating in the air,
the income tax will stay in this bill."
Allison, Teller and Hawley then took
part in the discussion, and Hale returned
to the Carlisle interview, declaring that it
bore all the marks of authenticity. Then
Palmer took a turn, and Carey and Chand
ler joined the colloquy, which Mr. Harris
vainly endeavored to bring to a close.
A few minutes afterward an incident oc
curred which created a profound sensa
tion. All the Democrats h-.d been more
or less irritated by the prodding from the
oilier side, and the feeling was directed
principally against Aldricb, who was
maneuvering the opposition. Turpie, who
goti the floor when Palmer sat down,
made a direct assault on Aldrtcb, the like
sf which has not been lu-ard in the Senate
chamber for years. He declared that
three monstrous untruths had character
ized the opposition, three gross, palpable
lies of inconceivable mendacity. The first
of those untruths was that a new bill was
being prepared by the Secretary of the
Treasury; the second, that three, or 300,
amendments, it did not matter which,
were to be presented, and the third was
that the biil reported from the Finance
Committee was not the bill to be passed.
All these assertions had been categorically
denied by four Democratic members of the
Finance Committee. "And yet," con
tinued Turpie, raising his hand aloft and
sketching it toward Aldricb, "the Senator
from Rhode Island comes in here and says
he believes they are true. In such an
issue of veracity, I prefer to believe
and I do believe the Senators on
this side, and I defy the Senator
no, I will not say Senator— l defy the
diminutive unit of the other side to assert
to the contrary. Who is the author of these
reports that are being circulated here and
in the newspapers? Who claims the pa
ternity? The Senator from Rhode Island.
I recollect the predecessor of the honorable
Senator from Rhode Island," he continued
with biting and venomous irony, referring
to Senator Aldrich of 1890 as a different
individual from the Senator Aldrich of to
day. "But even he could not have been
the author of all three of these untruths.
He might have been the author of one,
but three, would have driven him from the
field. He had been a drug clerk and was
familiar with that line of business and
other lines as a wholesale grocer. We
who were here then will never forget the
writhing of hisdiMinjcuished countenance,
his enormous development of cheek that
extended from ear to ear and from chin to
forehead. We will never forget his auri
cular appendages that scraped the douis of
the capitol. How can the present Senator
hope to rival his predecessor in the bate
of truth and the love of falsebood that has
always characterized the cheats of protec
tion."
When Mr. Turpie sat down there was a
hush upon the chamber. Every one was
amazed at the personal character of the
attack upon Senator Aldrich, ahd all eyes
were turned on the Rhode Inland Senator.
He rose slowly. "In the position the Sen
ator from Indiana now take?," he said
slowly and deliberately, "he speaks for no
one but himself. Under other circum
stances and conditions I do not believe, he
would have made the speech he has made."
Aldrich took his seat. The Incident closed
without another word and Mr. Quay took
the floor and resumed the prepared speech
begun some weeks ago.
A mi'tion to go Into executive session de
veloped the absence of n quorum and at
5:50 o'clock the Senate adj 'timed.
AFTER TWENTY-ONE DAYS.
Thrilling Experience of a Steamer
Among the Icebergs.
Philadelphia, April 30.— After twenty
one days of storm the Allen line steamer
Corean has arrived at this port. April 19,
just before daybreak, the Corean plowed
deep into hug<s ice-fields, where she be
came fa«t bruin*, fifteen miles off Cape
Race. For four hours the Corean was
hemmed in by bergs that threatened to
crush tbe vessel. The cold was severe and
the crew suffered greatly. Slowly passage
was worked out of the ice-fields and the
vessel reached bine water on the 23d.
President of Nevada's University.
Cleveland, Apri ao.— Dr. Joseph E.
Stubbs, win. sine* 1886 has been President
of the Baldwin University at Berea, lias
resigned to accept the presidency of tbe
State University of Nevada.
LORDS AND LABOR
Opinion of the Duke of
Devonshire.
SOME EVILS IN ENGLAND.
Matters That Demand an Imme
diate Reform.
WORK IN UNHEALTHY SHOPS.
Better No Factories at All Than
Factories Where the Poor Are
Slowly Killed.
London, April 30.— The Royal Labor
Commission has agreed upon a report
compiled by the Duke of Devonshire. He
says he could not recommend the direct
establishment of Boards of Conciliation
and Arbitration by the State, but the
Central Department, having means to pro
cure accurate information, might do much
to promote their more rapid and universal
establishment. The opinion is expressed
that the difficulty of finding a suitable
arbitrator will be overcome by giving a
public department the power to appoint
an arbitrator. The report considers it no
advantage to Institute a special labor de
partment, but advocates Government in
auiry with the view ol remedying con
fusion in the administration of acts deal
ing with sanitary regulations and hours of
labor for women and children, etc.
The commission heard only one side of
the question of an eight-hour day so far as
It concerns the great area controlled by
the Miners' Federation, as thai organiza
tion is to give evidence. The report points
out that the miners are an exceptionally
well-organized body of workmen who nave
not yet found any difficulty in doing for
themselves whatever they desired in such
matters as regulation of length of hours of
labor.
The Secretary of State has power under
the factory and workshop act of 1891 to
establish special rules for the conduct of
manufacturing products and whicii he
may certify to be dangerous and injurious
to health. According to the report the
Dowers of the Secretary pi State should be
expressly extended so as to include the
regulation of hours in certain industries.
It is further suggested thai when the ad
ministrative orders deal with women and
children they should be considered final,
and that when men are concerned the
orders should lie for a time upon the
tables of both bouses before becoming
laws.
In regard to non-unionist labor the re
port says that the commission does not
think it posMbie by any legislation to re
move the causes of those serious couCict!>
which bare taken place, and especially iv
recent years in the less skilled organized
trades. The commission nolds that non
unionist workmen should be protected so
far as possible by the public authorities
and mat individual liberty fcr the masters
to employ the men to serve whom they
please should be always maintaiued. Ac
cording to the report, there seems to be a
general desire among workmen, as well as
masters, for sume clear definition of intimi
dation by picketing. Though employers
urged the hardship of collective intimida
tioD without Huts for which ludividualscan
be punished the report says that the com
mission is not prepared to recommend any
change in the law. The opinion is ex
pressed that when picketing takes the
shape of besetting the entrance of a fac
tory in a threatening manner it comes
under the definition of unlawful assembly,
liut it is pointed out that moral compul
sion may be carried to great lengths in
which the law cannot control and cannot
usefully attempt to control. It is added
that there is a point at which it can inter
vene with decided effect without any
alteration except the reduction <>f its pre
cepts to a form which a laborer may
clearly understand.
Arbitrary conditions of labor Is the last
subject dealt with by the report, and it Is
stated that, though not directly leading to
strikes or lockouts, this condition basa
considerable indirect influence upon the
relations between employes and employer.
The report says: "Some strong meas
ures should be token with a view tv the
improvement, or where that may prove
impossible, the gradual extinction of the
lowest class of worfc places in which in
dustries are carried on." It is pointed out
that these places are not only bad for the
workers and demoralizing for the commu
nity, but they compete most unfairly, it U
claimed, with the factories where the law
is observed or can be readily enforced.
It is added in this connection that any
reform of the kind proposed would at first
throw out of employment the worst class
of working neople and might cause a tem
porary pressure upon the rates. It might
also, according to the report, even drive
some minor industries out of the country,
but it is claimed that the country could
well spare them, since it would no longer
tempt the immigration of a class of per
sons who can never get employment in
large and well conducted establishments.
The minority report considers that the
remedy for bad relations between employ
ers and employed will be found in evolu
tion assigning capitalists as well as work
ing people to their proper position as
servants of the community. It suggests
eight hours for a day's work and a mini
mum wage. It urges that trade union
conditions shall prevail in all public em
ployments, advocates a bold treatment of
the unemployed problem and provisions
for old age, and concludes with the state
ment that the whole force of democratic
statesmanship must be directed toward
the substitution as fa-t as possible of pub
lic for capitalist enterprise.
THREATEN BRECKIN RIDQE.
If He Speaks There Will Be a Dy
namite Explosion.
Paris, Ky.. April 30.— Th» Postmaster
has placed in tbe hands ot the Judge and
Sheriff an anonymous letter, dated and
mailed at New York, giving him fair warn
ing not to lei Colonel Breckioridge speak
here May 7 upon peril of a dynamite ex
plosion, intended to kill the Congressman
and all who may be near him. Some give
the letter serious thought, but others re
gard it as a harmless joke.
Wellington. Kans., April 30.— William
James lai tail of Conway Springs, Kans.,
to-day sued Pierre Dumas, a merchant, for
S3OOO damages for "reieatedly and per
sistently addressing him in i übllc places,
and in a loud tone of voice, as Breckin
ridge." The plaintiff sets forth in his pe
tition' that this pleasantry on the part of
Dumas had the effect of "a base and nn
desprved slander upon petitioner, and did
cause him great mental suffering, and did
tend to injure him i>n his business and
social standing." He prays that the court
protect him from further insult by the de
fendant and afford such other relief as it
may deem just.
CANAL ASSETS.
The Receiver's Report of the Con-
dition of the Property.
New Yokk, April 30.— A report of the
assets of the Nicara^uan Canal Construc
tion Company ha 3 been riled by the re
ceiver, Thomas B. Atkins, with the clerk
of the United States Circuit Court. Among
the assets Is a dredge, valued at $44,500,
which was mortgaged on a loan of 55500,
made by Warner Miller and Hiram
Hitchcock. Other assets are: Casb, 5206;
bonds of the Maritime Canal Con
pany, a subsidiary company, the
value of which is 54,583,875; unpaid sub
scriptions to cnpital stock, 810,975; unpaid
subscriptions hypothecated with the Gar
lield National Bunk to secure overdraft of
58756; money on deposit with the Man
hattan Trust Company, §2500.
Snce his appointment last August, the
receiver has collected something over $5000
in unpaid subscriptions. There are also
due $18,292 fiom the Nicaragua Steam
Navigation aud Trading Company, and a
book debit of about $23,000. The receiver
was allowed $47,500 as the amount offset
against assets in the hands of creditors.
LYNCHED A MURDERER.
He Was a Burglar Also, and He Shot
a Town Marshal.
Council Bluffs. lowa, May 1—2:25
A. M. — Johnson, the burglar, who shot a
Town Marshal at Misseurl Valley, has
just been taken from jail by a mob and
lynched.
SNOW AND LIGHTNING.
Climatic Anomalies of the Un
happy East.
All the Streams in Texas Are Rising
and Great Damage Is
Feared.
Austin, Tex., April 30.— A terrible
electrical wind and rain storm prevailed
over this section last night, prostrating
telegraph wires and d^ing damage to grow
ing crops. All streams are up and the
Colorado River was twelve feet above low
water mark and rising. The power-house
of the works at the (\%m is flooded and the
contractors have suffered serious lo3s. The
Austin ana Northwestern Railroad has suf
fered loss and trains are delayed. One
span of the bridge at the Granite Moun
tain and one of the bridge* at Marble Falls,
sixty miles west of here, was swent away,
and two of the spans over the Delaware
creek were washed away. Many wash
outs are reported along the road.
Omaha. April 30.— A special to the Bee
from Corning, lowa, says: News was
brought in this morning of a fearful cloud
burst in Linciiln Township.Adams County.
Hail covered the ground to a depth of
three inches, and the Williams branch of
the Needaway River overflowed so quickly
ns to cause great loss of live stock. Tbe
damage will be about $30,000. all on the
farmers.
Redcliffe, Colo., April 30.— Snow is
thirteen inches deep here on the level and
it is still falling fast.
Dcs Moines, lowa, April 30.— A severe
hail and wind siorm in Webster County,
broke nearly all the windows in the town
of Ellsworth. George Hanson and wife
were blinded by the rainstorm at a rail
road crossing and were run down and
killed.
COAL-MINERS' STRIKE.
There Is a Steady Spread Throughout
the Eastern Fields.
St. Louis, April 30.— Specials to the Re
public from points in Illinois indicate that
500 more miners went out on strike to-day.
About 350 miners from Springfield and
Taylorville are on the way to Pana to
force the miners out. Serious trouble is
expected.
Washington, Apri! 30.— Colonel W. P.
Rend returns to Chicago to-night without
succeeding in getting the coal operators to
agree to a conference looking to a settle
ment of the stnke. He says:
"Tbe strike must be stopped soon to
avert serious injury. In this crisis it is
imperative that concessions must be made
on both sides. The miner is entitled
to better pay, but at tbe same time
tbe operator has been forced to re
duce wages through sharp competition and
overproduction. I have suggested a com
promise which will give the miners an nd
vance of from 15 to 20 per cent in prices
paid at tbe time of suspension and full
restoration of rates when times will jus
tify it."
Knoxviixe, Term., April 60.— A1l the
free Coal Creek coal-miners went out to
day, leaving the convicts at work. The
strikers openly threaten to free the con
victs again, and trouole may follow.
Toledo. Ohio, April 30. — Genera] Man
ager Ferris of tbe Ohio Central has issued
orders to cut the salaries of the men May
1. Manager Ferris says thU temporary
redaction is rendered necessary by the
coal strike, as half the road's business is
coal traffic.

BLAINE- BE
Very Quiet Wedding in the Highest
Washington Social Circle.
Washington, April 30.— 1n the pres
ence of immediate personal friends,
Truxton Beale, ex-Minister to Persia, and
Harriet Blame, daughter of the late Secre
tary Blame, were married at the Blame
residence at 1 o'clock to-day. Key. Dr.
Hamlin, castor of the Presbyterian
Church of the Covenant, performed the
ceremony. Edward Wooiston of New
York was the best man. and there were no
bridesmaids. There was an entire absence
of show or ceremony. Miss Blame and
Mr. Beaie hare been engaeed for some
years, but family sorrow postponed the
wedding.
The Welsh Church.
London, April 30.— The bill for the dis
establishment of the Welsh church passed
the first reading in tbe Bouse of Commoni
this even ing.
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PRICE FIVE CENTS
READY TO MARCH.
Coxey Means to Defy the
Law.
LOOK OUT FOR TROUBLE.
For the Statutes Will Surely Be
Enforced.
MEET IN THE CAPITOL GROUNDS.
If It Cannot Be Done in One Way
It Will Be Accomplished
in Another.
Washington, April 30.— Tb« second
day of the Commonweal Army in Wash
ington was spent by Commander Coxey
in making arrangements with the authori
ties for bis Mayday demonstration, and by
the men in the miserable little camp at
Brigbtwood grumbling at the poor fare
provided for them. The long-advertised
procession will start to-morrow morning
at 9 o'clock, if the programme is carried
out, and the good roads army will in are ti
past the While House, War Department,
treasury and up P-iinsylvania avenue
past the Capitol. Nine mounted police
men will ride at the head of the proces
sion. If the army attempts to march into
the Capitol grounds it will be stopped and
its leaders arrested if they persist.
Mr. Coxey saw Major Moore, the Chief
of Police, to-day and announced to him
his intention of speaking on the Capitol
steps. Some Commonwealers Intimate
that when repulsed the army will disband,
its members will enter the grounds as in
dividuals, and then do their spetchmaking
under the statue of Christopher Columbus
at the steps.
"If they do," says Major Moore, "they
will be arrested."
"Having finished their public demon
stration the Commonweal soldiers will
march to a vacant lot at Second and M
streets southwest, where they will pitch
their tents, and the leaders announce this
will be the permanent camp of the Army
of Peace. Other contingents are expected
to join them to-morrow.
Coxey sallied forth to the Distri3t build
ing to-day. He announced his d9*ire to
move on to the new campground, and
Commissioner Powell objected on the
ground that the proximity of James Creek,
with its foul odor?, made the place un
healthy.
"We would fumigate the grounds," s«ld
Coxey. "Besides our people are very
healthy. Tney can stand a great deal, jf
you could only have seen some of the
trials and tribulations they have under
gone on their march here you would not
think the presence of a canal would affect
them."
"How long do yon expect to remain
here?" asked Commissioner Ross.
Coxey Fin i led and chuckled audibly:
"Why, we expect to remain here until we
get action on our bills. The few man that
are with us are only a forerunner of what
is coming. Of course, when the full
strength of the army arrives this lot will
not be large enough."
Permission was granted to Coxey to en
camp by tbe canal on condition that he
would employ a plumber to m;<ke the nec
essary sanitary regulations. Coxey went
at 4 o'clock to the office of the Sergennt-at-
Arms of tne House, armed with a letter
of introduction from tho Chief of Police to
Colonel Bright. He said to an Associated
Press reporter: "Nothing remains to us but
to make an amicable arrangement for
meeting on the steps. We will not insist
on marching into the grounds, but when
we reach the curb I will tell the ooys to
break ranks and go like other citizens."
"Then what?"
"Then the meetlne will beam."
"Suppose the Sergeant-at-Arros ob
jects?"
"He cannot object. We can hold our
meeting there as the constitution gives ns
a right to do. It would be a peculiar
thing if we undertook to come lns;de the
building and hold a meeting, but we snail
not do that."
"You will attempt thn meeting in the
face of official objection ?"
"Yes, and regardless of the law. because
of our constitutional rights."
Replying to questions a? to whether he
had received any encouragement from
Congress about the passage ut his bills, he
replied: "I have not. Congress will not
act until forced to."
The sergeants-at-arms of the House and
iSenate were closeted with Cozey a quarter
of an hour. These officials pointed out
tbe statute concerning meetings and pro
cessions in the Canitol ground?, and in re
ply to bis objections that the law was un
constitutional, they told him they wer«
here to execute the laws and Dot to con
strue it. They called Mr. Coxey's atten
tion to the fact that the law urovided for
its own suspension by the Vice-President
and the Speaker of the House, whereupon
the Commonweal leader announced hli in
tention of seeing them.
Chief of Police O'Mara of Plttsburg was
in consultation with Major Moore this
afternoon. Several detectives from th«
principal cities are in town.
Evidences of preparation for \ the Coxey
tcs were seen about the balls and corri
dors of; Congress to-day. A double force
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