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LOS ANGELES DAILY HERALD. VOL. XXX. LOS ANGELES WINS. The Democratic State Convention Will Meet Here ON THE FIFTEENTH OF MAY. City of Hie Angels Selected on the First Ballot—i! 4to 17— 611 Delegates. [Associated Press Dispatches to the Hit bal p. Sa.n Francisco, April 2, —Bulletin. —Tho Democratic Committee has selected Los Angeles as the place of holding the State Convention. particulars. Pan Francisco, April 2 —Tho Democratic State Central Committee met here to-day to seloct the time and place for holding the covention to elect delegates to the National Convention, and nominate Congressmen and Presidential electors and a Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Chairman English, in opening the meeting said never before had the Democracy entered a campaign under more auspicious circumstances. With Cleveland as the standard-bearer and ' Governor Gray of Indiana for second place, he said their political oppo nents could not hope for victory California, he said, was NO LONGER A T»0l HTKUI, STATIC, But had wheeled into line for De mocracy. A Committee on Resolutions and Or der of Business was appointed, aa< after a short recess the ('ommittee re ported resolutions endorsing the ad ministration of President Cleveland which were adopted. The Committee then selected Tuesday, May loth, a 1 P.M., at the time of holding the convention. A discussion then commenced in regard to the place of holding the convention. A. H. Rose, of Colusa ex-Senator Cox, of Sacramento, ant Clay W. Taylor, of Shasta, spoke in favor of Sacramento, and Sidney Lacey, of Los Angeles, George T Maryeand A. M. Burns, of this city and N. O. Bradley, of Tulare, in favo of Los Angeles. The latter place was SELECTED O.N #11K FIRST BALLOT, The vote standing Ixis Angeles thirty four, Sacramento seventeen. It was decided that the appointment of delegates should be made on the Congressional vote at the last State election, allowing one delegate for each county, one for every two hundret votes, and one for every fraction over one hundred votes. By this apportionment the convention will be composed of 511 delegates. THE BESOM HONS. Tho following is the text of the resolutions adopted by the Committee: Whereas, The Democratic party is now preparing to place in nomination a candidate for the Presidency of the United States; and Whereas, It is deemed by the Democratic Convention of California fitting that it should express its sentiments touching the administration of that high oflice during the pa?t four years by a Democratic President; therefore, Resolved, That in the wise and fearless administration of President Grover Cleveland, our highest hopes of a pure and enlightened administration of the Government have lieen realized. Resolved, That we have seen with the highest gratification, and proclaim with pride, that under the guidance of the Democratic Executive, the affairs of the G jvernment havo been directed with a spirit of enlightened patriotism, aud in full accord with tho great and fundamental principles of the Democratic party, as they have been handed down "by its founders and cherished by successive generations of Democrats. COUNTY APPORTIONMENTS. The apportionment of delegates by counties will be as follows: Alameda 28, Alpino I,Amador 8, Butte 12,Calaveras 8, Colusa 10, Contra Costa 7, Del Monte 3, Eldorado 8, Fresno 10, Humboldt V), Inyo 2, Kern 5, Lake 5. Lasset 3, Los Angeles 28, Marin 5, Mariposa 4, Meudocino 9, Merced (i, Modoc 4, Mono 2, Monterey 8, Napa 8, Nevada 10, Placer 8, Plumas 1, Sacramento 13, San Benito 5, San Bernardino 8, Son Diego 7, San Francisco 104, San Joaquin 15, San Luis Obispo 7, San Mateo 9, Sauta Barbara 7, Santa Clara 17, Santa Cruz 8, Shasta 8, Sierra 4, Siskiyou li.Solana 11,Sonoma 15, Stanislaus 6, Sutter 4, Tehema 7, Trini 3, Tulare 11, TolUmne 7, Ventura 4, Yolo 8 and Yuba 7. Total 511. THE ELECTION OF DELEGATES. A resolution was adopted that in the selection of delegates to the State Convention, all such delegates shall be elected either at open or club primaries held for the purpose, or by the election of delegates at the Open primary at tbe county conventions to elect delegates to the State convention. It was decided that the county central committees shall be allowed to specify what tests shall be made in their particular section's. The convention adjourned subject to the call of the Chair. BANQUETED. The Democratic State Central Committee was feasted to-night by the Tammany Club, and toasts were responded to by W. W. Foote, Ex-Sen. Clume, Sidney Lacey, and others. A large number of guests were present. SPECIAL BULLETIN. San Francisco, April 2.—[Special to the Hbbald]—Los Angeles wins the Convention. The vote for Los Angeles was 34, Sacramento 17. Sidney Lacey. A. W. Barrett, John P. Moran. THROUGH LACEY'S EFFORTS. San Francisco, April 2. Tt> Colonel J. J. Ayers, Herald Office, Los Angeles. Through the strenuous efforts of Mr. Sidney Lacey you have won the convention. W. W. Foote. R, P, Hammond, Jb. DEVELOPING C 0.*.1.. Promising Investigation In Progress at Slack's Can yon. San Miguel, Cal., April 2.—The coal beds which were recently discov ered, twenty-three miles east of this place, are in tbe ragged spot known as Slack's Canon, very near the boundary line between San Lois Obispo and Monterey cwntte*, but exactly in which county is not yet determined. The coal is on the property controlled by the Pacific Improvement Company. The construction department of a Southern Pacific gang of men with teams were set at work several weeks ago, and about four hundred tons of coal have been hauled to an accessible spot. Mr. Steinberger, an expert on mineral matters, went to Slack's Canon recently and reported favorably regarding coal, the only queetion seeming to be whether several different croppings opened up would lead to a bed of sufficient quantity to warrant further development. Every effort is being made to ascertain the true worth of the discovery. SIEAMBUAT EXPLOSION. The Captain, Fireman and Chinese Cook Killed. Seattle, April 2.—Particulars have been received of the explosion of the "Bob Irving," a small steamer engaged in the translocation and towing business. She was blown to pieces yesterday on the Skagit river. The master and owner, Captuin Olnev, and Fireman Arnold were killed. The engineer, a deck hand and a Chinese cook were badly injured. The boiler was hurled completely out of the boat, and lodged on the bank of the river. The head of the captain was severed from the body. No traces have been found of the remains of the fireman. There is some doubt as to the cause of the explosion, but it is believed the water in the boiler was allowed to got too low. The report of the explosion was heard for some miles in the surrounding country. THE CEHi IITCATE 111 A CDS In Court—Damaging Testimony Against Ciprico and ncLesn. BAR Francisco, April 2.—The trial of Ciprico and McLean was resumed, in the United States Circuit Court today, and a groat number of people were in attendance. Mrs. W. A. Boyd, formerly wife of the ex-inspector, who made a confession last week, testified that Boyd gave Ciprico and and McLean 300 certificates at her house on January 9th, 1885. Hug i Hueburn, a Chinese interpreter, was called and detailed several suspicious circumstances attached to the movements of Ciprico in 1885. He said Ciprico was in the habit of altering the figures in measuring the height of Chinamen. Witness said said that on one occasion he was employed to guard a steamer on which there were women who wanted to land, and Ciprico offered him money to leave 'he dock. Fruit Rates Ail ( uncoil. San Francisco, April 2. — Chairrn in J. S. Leeds, of the Transcontinental Association, has served a notice that on and after April 10th, shippers if oranges and lemons from the Pacific Coast to St. Paul and Minneapolis will be charged $2.15 per aundred pounds, by passenger train md $1.15 by freight, service. The sreeent rates are $1.90 per hundred rounds in car lots, in passenger trains md $T for freight train service. The New Through Line San Francisco, April 2. — W. A. iissell of the Atlantic and Pacific tailroad, received a telegram from Blame, the General freight and Passenger Agent of the Chicago, Santa Fe and California tolay, stating that that line would be ipened for through business, on the !9th inst. from here to Chicago. 1 munitions. San Francisco, April 2. —Indica- for 24 hours commencing at 4 a. i. April 3d: For California, generally fair weather in Southern California; local rains in Northern California; fresh southwesterly winds in northern portion; light northwesterly winds in southern portion; nearly stationary temperature. SEARCH GIVEN CP. The Crew of a Burned Vessel <>iven Up for Lost. Philadelphia, April 2.—lt isfeared that the missing crew of the ship John T. Berry, which was burned off the Australian coast on Jauuary 9th, while bound from Philadelphia to Japan, have met the same fate as their un'ucky craft. Notwithstanding the efforts made by the Australian Government,at the instance of the United States Consul at Sydney,not the slightest trace of any of the missing crew has been discovered The English war ship Wasp has just returned to Sydney from Lord Howe's Island, one of the Society group iv lat. 16 50 south, long. 154 21 west, but the search was without success, and the commander thinks that further efforts in that direction would be useless. The hull of the vessel was seen several days after the fire by merchant vessels in lat. 31, long. 162 25. It was still burning. Panama Railroad Directors. New York, April 2.—The following directors of the Panama railroad were elected to-day: General John Newton, Charles Coudert, Julius W. Adams, Gustave Aminser, Louis de Bodian, Robert A. Chesebrough, W. B. Dinsmore, Edward A. Drake, D. A. Delima, D. O. Mills, Ernst L. Oppenheim, Samuel Kessler Pre bascio and R. W. Thompson. Ronih on Firemen. Philadelphia, April 2. —Fire broke out this evening in the large furniture warehouse of James B. Pooley, and before it was subdued ono fireman was killed by falling from a ladder. Several others wero badly injured and overcome by the heat and smoke. Half a dozen were partially asphyxiated. Ice tiorge Broken. Sioux City, la., Aj ril 2. —The gorge in the Missouri river above Elk Point broke late yesterday, and the water soon submerged the country between Elk Point and Jefferson, Dakota. A great many families in the submerged district were forced to a higher portion of the country for safety. No lives are reported as lost, but much stock has narUhed. • TUESDAY MORNING. APRIL 3, 1888. NATIONAL CAPITAL. McPherson Spreads Himself on Finance. THE BOND BILL DISCUSSION. Proceedings of the House and Seuate—Washington Notes— Waite's Successor. I Associated Press Dispatches to the Hkraldl Washington, April 2.—ln the Senate, the House having sent over the original bill to give a pension of $2,0)0 to the widow of John A. Logan (instead of passing the Senate bill in precisely the same terms), the bill was passed. After a long debate the Memphis liridge bill was passed, and the Senate then resumed as unfinished business tho bill for the purchase of United States bonds by the Secretary of the Treasury, the question being on the motion to recommit the till. Stewart moved to recommit with instructions to the committee to report without delay a separate bill allowing the owners ot gold or silver bullion to deposit the same and receive coin certificates therefor. Sherman opposed the motion. McPhcrson said tho proposition of Stewart meant the free coinage of silver and nothing else. Reagan suggested au amendment that the 100,---000,000 of gold coin now in the treasury be used for the redemption of the interest bearing bonds of the country. He declared that the policy of the Government (loth in the executive and the legislative departments) has been since 1809 in the interest of the money lords of this country and Europe. He knew that the present administration had taken up and maintained the policy of its Republican predecessors. But he proposed so far as his own action was concerned, without reference to what others in the Democratic party, even in high places, should do, to stand by the interests of tho people, to insist on their rights and to insist that the Government shall be conducted iv the interest of tho people. After souao further discussion Stewart withdrew his amendment without action. The Senate then adjourned. THE HOUSE. The nulls Tariff Kill at l.enith Reported. Washington, April 2. — In the House, Mills reported the Mills tariff bill, and it was referred to the Committee of the Whole. McKinley submitted a minority report, which was ordered print d. McMillan, of Tennessee, on behalf of the Committee on Ways and Means, announced that the committee would seek to have the House consider the tariff bill two weeks from to-morrow. The committee had determined on this late day for the purpose of enabling the Appropriations Committe to get its work forwarded and into the Senate as far as might be, and he trusted at that time business would have been so far disposed of that the tariff could have uninterrupted right of way. A resolution was introduced by Grosvenor directing the Committee on Military Affairs, in addition to the inquiry it is now prosecuting in regard to tho publication of the official records of the War of the Rebellion, to inquire and report in reference to the advisability of completing the publication of these records under the i supervision and control of a joint committee of Congress. Referred. Cram, of Texas, moved to pass, under a suspension of the rules, the joint resolution proposing a constitutional amendment changing the time of the meeting of Congress. The resolution was defeated; yeas, 80; nays, 154. Randall reported a resolution designating certain days and evening sessions for the consideration of measures to be called up by certain committees, in some cases particularizing the bills to be considered. Oates moved to strike out the clause which gives to-morrow and Wednesday to the Committee on Judiciary, with permission that the first bill disposed of shall be the Senate direct tax bill. Lost. Randall moved to reconsider and lay that motion upon tbe table. Carried ; yeas 169, nays 38. The opponents of the direct tax bill then resorted to dilatory tactics until Randall moved to suspend the rules and adopt the resolution. This was agreed to; yeas, 155; nays, 44. Among the assignments are the following: April 5 and 7, Committee on Commerce; April 10, Pacific Railway Committee; April 11, Committee on Territories; April 12. Committee on Public Lands; April 9, (night) Debate on the bill to a - end the Thurman act; April 10 and 12, (night) Committee on Territories. The assignments are made subject, to give preference to revenue and appropriation bills. The House then adjourned. t THE MILLS BIH . Final Amendments Before Being Reported to the House. Washington, April 2. —The Committee on Ways and Means amended the tariff bill this morning by the addition of provisions slightly increasing the sugar duties, so as to equal a net reduction of 20 per cent, in the existing duty, authorizing tho Secretary of the Treasury to classify as woolens worsted cloths, and guarding against interference with existing treaties. The Republican minority report was presented and leave given to file. THE SAMOA It TROUBLES. Official Correspondence Hade Public -Bayard to Bismarck. Washington, April 2.—The official correspondence between the United States and Germany, growing out of the recent troubles in the Samoan Islands, will probably be sent to Congress today. It shows that the Government has scrupulously refrained from incr*a»lng it* prestige and Most** in the Islands by availing itself of the unmistakable friendship Which the natives entertained for this) country. Bayard's letter to Minister Pendleton concludes in these words: "In the opinion of this government the course taken by cannot be regarded as having been marked by that just consideration Which the ancient friendship between the United States and Germany entitles this government to expect, and that the present condition of affairs in the islands cannot, in viow of the circumstances under which it was brought about and is still maintained, lie regarded by the United States as satisfactory." Permission is given Pendleton in his letter to communicate Bayard's views to Bismarck. FAIRCHILD EXPLAINS Ills Reasons for Increasing National Bank Deposits. Washington, April 2. — Secretary Fairchild has sent a "communication to the Speaker of tho House in answer to the resolution calling for Informatio.!, in which he says the reason for endeavoring to increase the amount of deposits in the national banks was because the full amount of bonds for tho fiscal year ending June 30, 1888, had been purchased already prior to October 8. 1887, and there was in the j-idgment'of tbe Department no undoubted lawful power, except an increase of deposits in the National bank, by which the depositories are to avert tbe dangers which threatened tho country, because taxation in excess of the needs of the government was rapidly taking the circulating media from the channels of business and locking them up in the vaults of the treasury. STARTLING NEWS. Denmark Again ostracizes the American Hog. Washington, April 2.—A dispatch has been received by the Department of State from the American Minister at Copenhagen, stating that the Danish government has issued an order forbidding, until further notice, tho importation into Denmark of pork or other raw products of hogs, including bladders and steamed Lird. WASHINGTON NOTES. Terry to Be Examined—Waite's Successor in the 4th District. Washington, April 2.—The President to-day detailed an army retiring board to meet in.Washington Wednesday for examining Maj or-General Terry for retirement. CONFIRMED. M. C. Saufley, of Kentucky, has been confirmed as Associate Justice of tho Supreme Court of Wyoming. DENIS APPOINTED. The President nominated George J. Denis of California to be attorney for the United States Southern District of California. JUSTICE HARLAN SUCCEEDS WAITE. An order was made assigning Justice Harlan to the Fourth Judicial Circuit to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Chief Justice Waite. waite's family not paupers. Civil Service Commissioner Edgerton is very indignant over the published report that the family of the late Chief Justice Waite is in great financial distress. The Pout this morning publishes an interview with him on the subject in which he says that while the reports are absurd, he fears that they may be believed by unthinking people. He says that Judge Waite's sons are both well-todo and whatever their father's estate may have been, the family is not likely to want for anything. Public Debt Statement. Washington, Anril 2. —Interest bearing dabt: Principal, 1,041,764,---052; interest, 111,108,625; total, $1,052,092,657. Debt on which interest has ceased since maturity, $2,860,351; debt bearing no interest, $646,074,411. Total debt: Principal, $1,650,527,258; interest, $11,370,182; total, $1,701,897,440. Le?s, reserve and cash items available for reduction of debt, $406,455,355; total debt less available cash items, $1,295,442,085. Net cash in treasury, $104,573,930. Debt less cash in treasury, April 1, 1888, $1,190,868,155; debt less cash in treasury, March 1, 1888, 1,202,454,---714. Decrease during month,sll,sß6---559. Decrease since June 3, 1887, $88,560,581. Total cash in treasury, $586,454,002. Larue forfeitures. Washington, April 2. —The Public Lands Committee of the House bas decided to report bills forfeiting about 40,000,000 acros of Northern and Southern Pacific railroad land grants and the Ontonogan grant. ELECTION NOTES. A Woman's Municipality—Republicans Caret Cincinnati. Oskai.oosa, Kansas, April 2.—The city ticket composed of women for Council and a woman for Mayor, was elected to-day by GO majority. Cincinnati, April 2. —The municipal elections here to-day were unprecedentedly quiet. The Republican city candidates were elected by an average majority of about 5000. The en ire board of thirty aldermen, for the first time in its history, is Republican. Helena, Mont., April 2.—At the city election to-day the Republicans elected all the candidates save one Alderman. The Prohibition candidate for Mayor polled 193 votes. The re» suit of the election is a surprise. Steamship Arrivals. Southampton, April 2. —The Eider from New York for Bremen. Queenstown, April 2. —The Kansas from Boston; the Sardinian from Baltimore, and Lord Oliver from Pniladelphia. Glasgow, April 2.—The State of Georgia, from New York, and the Prussia, from Philadelphia. New York, April .2.—The Devonia, from Glasgow. Philadelphia, April 2.—The British Princess from Liverpool. Plymouth, April 2.—The Amsterdam, ton N»w Twit, for Botfcrdaa, i TARIFF TALK. The Minority .Report on the Mills Bill. A VERY LENGTHY DOCUMENT. Alleged Alarm as to the Effect of the Seduction on Wool and Steel. i Asociated Press Dispatches to tho Hseald. | Washington, April 2.—The report of the minority of the Ways and Means Committee, submitted to the House to-day, is about twice as long as that prepared by the majority. It opens with a severe criticism of the action of the majority in so compiling the bill that the minority was not given information of the fact that it was in preparation. It denounces the refusal of the majority to hear the manufacturers, workingmen and Congressmen on tho proposed reductions, and charges the majority with sectionalism, In that its bill reduces the tariff" on but two articles of Southern production, sugar and rice, and these very slightly, while it makes a wholesale slaughter of everything produced in the North and Northwest. The bill, the report says, ia a radical reversal of the tariff policy Of the country, which, for the inoit part, has prevailed since the foundation of the Government. If enacted into a law it will disturb every branch of business, retard manufacturing and agricultural property, and seriously impair our industrial independence. It is marked with a sectionalism which every patriotic citizen must deplore. The American farmer will appreciate the vicious character of the bill when he is apprised of tbe fact that while the products of their land and labor are shut off from Canada by a protective tariff imposed by tha Canadian Government. The Canadian farmer can send many of his products here without the payment of a duty. Nowhere in the bill is the ultimate purpose of the authors more manifest than in its treatment of wool. It places this product upon the free list and exposes our flocks and fleeces to merciless competition from abroad. In this respec: the bill is but the echo of the President's message and gives emphasis to the settled purpose of the minority to break down the most valuable industries of the county. Why have the majority put wool on the free list? The purpose is to bring down the price of wool. If this should be the result we inquire at whose expense and loss? It must be at the expense of the American grower, and to his loss, who, at present prices and present duty, is forced out of the business by RUINOUS FOREIGN COMPETITION. The injury, brought about by concession to the majority bill, will fall upon the American wool growers. The bill will greatly increase the imports of the foreign product, and diminish it, if not wholly destroy our own production. It should be borne in mind that our wool producers cannot compete with countries where no winter feeding and but little summer attention is required, and where labor is so cheap, unless their industry has just and adequate protection." The majority inquire iv their report: "If Congress grants the request of the wool growers, what are the people to do for WOOLEN CLOTHING?" We beg to suggest during the existence of the tariff of 1867 (and the tariff prosposed by the wool conference is substantially that tariff; the people were never beeter clothed and never better able to buy them. Wool upon the free list is A UKADLY ASSAULT Upon a great agricultural interest, and it will fail with terrible severity upon [a million people. It will destroy invested capital, unsettle established values, wrest from Hoik masters their lifetime earnings, bankrupt'thou;ands of our best and most industrious farmers and drive them into other branches of agriculture already overcrowded. Under the head of ST lie I, BAILS The report says: "If tbe majority desires to insure the handling of our steel rail market to our English rival, a propose*' duty of $11 dollars will accomplish this purpose. The supply of steel rails to the Pacific coast is now in the hands of foreigners, because of cheap transportation by water from foreign ports, tbe existing duty of $17 not being sufficient to enable our manufacturers to compete for that trade. It is stated that the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company has lately purchased ten thousand tons of FOREIGN RAILS to be delivered at San Diego, California, and it is mentioned that another lot of 2500 tons of foreign rails has recently been Bold by foreign make ■ for the Pacific Coast railroad. In pro posing to cripple, if not to destroy the manufacture of steel rails in this country, the majority probably do not realize the full significance of the rusults which they invite." ' The report states that from 1866 to 1888 the control of the House bas been equally divided between two political parties, each having eleven years. During the eleven years of Republican control, tlio REVENUES WERE REDUCED (estimated) $362,504,560. During the eleven years of Democratic control, the revenues were reduced $6,368,935. After devoting several pages to the subject of treasury surplus, and the failure of the President to call iv and cancel the bonds, the report concludes by saying: "We regard this bill as a direct attempt to fasten upon this country the British policy of free foreign trade." So viewing it, THEIR SENSE OF OBLIGATION To the people and especially the working people employed in manufacturing and agriculture, impel them to resist it with all their power. They will assist the majority in every effort to reduce TUB REDUNDANT INCOME Of the Government in a direct and practicable way, but every effort oi which Trill tWirtroj w enfeeble our industries will be met with by the persistent and determined opposition of the minority, represented in the Home. The report was prepared by Mc- Kmley and is signed by all the Republican members of the Committee. SMOKE AND ASHES. Particulars of the Destruction of the Residence of W. W. Phelps. Tesneck, N. J., April 2.—Following are the particulars of the burning of the handsome residence of William Walter Phelps, which was destroyed by fire last night: Shortly after 6 o'clock a loud report was heard from the art gallery, at the southwest corner of the building. The flames at once filled the gallery and long tongues of fire shot from the windows. The building was lighted with gasoline and|t is thought that the explosion and fire were caused by a defective gas pipe. By 0 o'clock the entire inside of the building was burned out and nothing but the walls was left standing. The house was mostly composed of stone. The Hackensack firemen tried to get to the fire, but the distance is three miles and the roads wero very muddy. There was no water, so that they could have rendered no service. | The loss will be $300,000. The house i stood in the midst of lawns, drives and shrubbery in a park of 800 acres, set apart from an estato of 15,000 acres, which reaches from Hackensack to the ground-*, and was peaked, towered and gabled on all sides. HORRIBLE BUTCHERIES. Three Shocking IHurdors Committed in New York. New York, April 2.—Just at present murder is rampant in this city. Before daybreak this morning au Italian named Guannino Contini was found lying dead on the ftjor of his room in a tenement. Two deer* cuts on his head showed the manner of his death. Carrie Heine, aged 47, was found senseless upon the flagstones of the back yard of 100 East Third street this morning. Her skull was fractured either by a fall or by a blow. The razor was the weapon with which a wife murder was committed by Patrick Packenham in a tenement house at West Twenty-seventh street. The woman was slashed across the throat by her drunken husband, severing her jugular vein, and she only had time to run into a neighbor's room on the same floor, where she fell dead. They were married twenty years ago and lived for the past two years with their six children in the rooms in which the murder was committed. LEuAL. Some Note* Bulla—The Welch- VUne jrnry Disagree*. Minneapolis, April 2. —The jury in the famous Welch-Vilas libel suit disagreed after being out forty hours, the vote standing seven for conviction and five for acquittal. Welch is jubilant at the result and predicts an acquittal at the next trial. TUB JAKE SHARP CASE. New York, April 2.—The case of Jacob Sharp was set down for to-day.. His counsel said they were not prepared for argument, as they had not been able to consult their client owing to his illness. Judge Patterson put the matter over until to-morrow, and will send two physicians to examine Sharp in the meantime. AN INTERESTING DECISION, New York. April 2. —In the general term of the Court of Common Pleas, in the suit to recover for property lost by a passenger in the berth in a sleeping car, it was held that the complainant was entitled to judgment and that the railroad companies are responsible for passengers andpioperty. II DE AN ARCHIE." The federated Trades. (Elicit* Propose a Memorial Bar. New York, April 2.—The Federated Trades Unions of New York have issued an appeal to workmen. It recites in general the wrongs labor has suffered at the hands of capital. It pictures the injustice done to the Chicago anarchists, and calls on all laborers to join in a recognition of their unselfish devotion to the cause of the oppressed by making November 11th, the date of their execution, a memorial day each year. SUPERVISORS RESEATED. The Supreme Court Reverses the Decision In the Lake Co. Case. Lake Port, CaL, April 2.—The famous Lake County supervisors' cases were dismissed in the Supreme Court this morning, by order of the Supreme Court, which reversed the lower court's decision, and Messrs L. A. Young and Dallas Poston took their seats on the board, after having been deprived of them for two years, their places having been filled by appointees of the Governor. It is stated they will bring a bill against the county for their per diem and mileage for the time they were out of office. RESTLESS I. 4IIOH. House Painters and Pipe Men Join the More-Pay Ranks. Cincinnati, April 2. —The house painters of this city, numbering over eight thousand, struck to-day for an advance in wages and a decrease in hours. pipe men's strike. Pittsburg, April 2.—A general strike was inaugurated at Spang, dialfant & Company's pipe mill at Etna this morning. Six hundred men struck and before the trouble is settled there are apprehensions that the entire works of this firm will be concerned. Texas Counts Her Money. Austin, Tex., April 2.—The Comptroller reports that tho State treasury balance on April Ist was $1,800,000 in cash and a million m bonds. This does not include the million dollars indemnity money recently voted by Congress and now in transit to Texas. The money in the treasury is being stocked for the legislative committee to examine on the convening of the spring session of the Legislature, j which has been called. Texas pro* NO. 1. BOYCOTT AND STRIKE. The Brotherhood Proposes A Compromise. THE "Q>" AGGRESSIVE POLICY. Michigan Central and Lake Shot* In Dancer—The Bock Island's Firm Stand. [ Associated Press Dispatches to the HIBAUM Chicago, April 2.—An effort tow suet a compromise of the strike on th* Chicago, Burlington and Quincy waa made this evening by the Brotherhood of Engineers and Firemen. A card embodying a concise statenant of the situation from the men's stand point, but giving no new facts, was ia—ed by them. The Burlington continues its aggressive policy and about 9 o'clock notified ihe police that it was going to deliver a train of freight to the Michigan Central Railway. A detail of officers was sent to the Michigan Central yards, and soon after the Burlington train, bristling with Pinkerton detectives and railway officials, pulled in. Beyond the curses and cries of "scabs" that invariably greet "Q" trains nowadays, there were MO HOSTILE DEMONSTRATIONS.. The cars were delivered tot he Michigan Central. The "Q" engineers, Pinkerton men and the officials quickly disappeared from the scene. As soon as they had gone the Michigan Central switchmen notified the yardmaster that they would not touch the "Q" cars. The strike on this road will therefore be precipitated whenever the order is given to move the cam now in the yard. It is thought that the order is sure to come during t hemorning. 400 CARS 808 THK LAKE SHORR. The Burlington also announced that they had 400 cars at Euglewood which they intended to offer to the Lake Shore Company during the day. Several switchmen on that line declared to a reporter that thoy would not handle them. "We shall most certainly handle all the freight delivered to us," said Mackay, General Freight Agent of the Michigan Central, when asked what they intended to do with "Q" cars. Our General Superintendent arrived here from Detroit to-day.. Just what his plans a.c I do not know, bet you can rest assured we will handle these cars if< I have to go down there and help myself. We propose to ran this road, and if our present employee refuse to carry out any of our orders we will discharge them and fill their places. So far I have not heard, that they have refused to obey orders." AN UNSUCCESSFUL AtTBMPT. This afternoon an unsuccessful attempt waft made- to get a train of twenty height cars from the "Q" road to the Chicago and Alton. As- the train passed the viaduct at Sixteenth street, tbe engineers of the other roade refused to allow the train to go by. They stopped its progress by crossing and re-crossing the tracks, which intersect the road at this point. These tactics were kept up for two hoars and the "Q" train was finally taken back to the Western avenue yards. THE ROCK. ISLANDS FIRM STAND. TLe Rock Island managers declined once more to risk a tie-up of their road by attempting to receive freight from their competitor the Burlington. It was in vain that the officials and lawyers of the latter road telegraphed and dispatched messengers to the Rock Island this morning. A verbal reply was finally returned that the Rock Island refused to take cars from the Burlington. This afternoon speaking for the Rock Island, Division Superintendent Chamberlain said: "We have not only returned a verbal answer to the Burlington to the effect that we would not touch their carsy but we have issued a general order to our employes not to handle them." THE SITUATION ON THE ST PAUL. Fourteen switch engines were working in the St. Paul yards this morning, and the Superintendent said he had enough crews to man half a dozen more if they were needed. All wee quiet at the yards. The suburban service of the St. Paul was resumed this morning, all trains arriving nearly on time, and manned mostly by thenown crews. A number of old passenger engineers have decided not to join the strikers, and will stick to their engines. THE COMPANY ISSUES AN ULTIMATUM. Unless the St. Paul switchmen are at their posts to-morrow morning ready for work they can never obtain employment on the road again. This was the ultimatum of the officers this morning. At the meeting of striken to-day at which there were some 300 men, they resolved to stand to the position already taken in regard to "Qs" cars. 5,000 MEN LAID OFF. Milwaukee, April 2.—Manager Miller said to-day that the St. Paul had laid off fully 6,000 yard and switchmen along its system until the present trouble blows over. The order affects about 800 men in the yards and general offices in this city. "K. C." SWITCHMEN KEEP THEIR WORD. Kansas Crrv, April 2.—The boycott on 'Burlington freight went into effect in the yards here promptly at noon. A Fort Scott switch engine had just backed up to some Burlington cars, but when 12 o'clock struck the men left the cab and refused to haul it. The engine waa soon oncoupled and the freight left standing. THE INDIANA AND WESTERN. Springfield, April 2.—The Indiana and Western engineers and firemen of the Brotherhood have notified General Manager Henderson that tf he accepts any more C. B. & Q. cars they will strike. MICHIGAN CENTRAL MEN ADOPT PLANS. Chicago, April 2.—At a secret conference of the dissatisfied employes of the Michigan Central road, held tonight, definite plans for their future guidance were agreed upon, but they were kept from the press. The rumor is well founded that the men will refuse to handle "Q" freight. SANTA FR MEN WALK OUT. Kansas Crrv, Apiil 2.—At 5 o'oionk this afternoon the switchmen and firemen in the Santa Fe yards gnU am a body. They will go to work en condition that they are not required t* haadle "Q" freight

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