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;If 'you Desire a IZUSIIIESS CHANCE Read and Advertise in our Want Columns. 14111 Circulation Simla Globe 101,685. au. VOL. XXIX.--NO. 145 STARTLING 10 MAX WELL Important Disclosures Made by Detective McCullough. Tie Latter Suffers Arrest, Indictment and Imprisonment for Forgery. That Ile May Obtain a Confession from Pre 'lees Alleged Murderer. ST1 LOUTS. May 21.Litt le Maxwell trotted into the court room this forenoon beside the big sheriff, seemingly quite easy in Lis mind, but when be was led away this afteruoon to his cell he was not at all easy in fact he seemed to tie very nervous. and for the iirst time since the trial began such indications were apparent in his manner. Ito came in this teeming just after be bad received some favor in the way of delicacies for breakfast which two or three of the women who listened to the testimony in the trial had settt him. Belted strawberries. cherries NV hielm he said he did not eat because they made him ill, and a pint of raw oysters, which he said were rather flaltev and soft. t 4.1lotiel Martin of his counsel had sent him a nice English mutton chop and fried potatoes and some kidneys.stewed with mushrooms. but althouelm dinner dually tempting sent to his cell he could not eat much. and seetne.t to care for uo supper. As he was led from the court roum this after-Peon the little fellow was Plainly mach concerned about the test!- mony that tate of tho witnesses for the t;taateatave. no to today the State has Leen forging link after link of a chain of cirettiostetitial ioicnee. It WaS supposed 'by Ma NVl I anti h i. coo nsel that the prosecution woniul be oluitg-ed to rely wholly upon circumstantial ea 'deuce, and that, if one Ilnk should be leund to be imperfectly elded, the citati W Milli fail, but today the State elItared no circumstantial evidence. litst feel they introdueekt a witness who told the iury Maxwell had confessed to him the intirder Preller; that he had killed hint because l'reller SVIIS too Meal) to pay his exeeNSOS on the trip to San Francisco. and that he bad first nareotized Pretter by ad- penisteeng hyp a odermc i injection of inert hate. and then V bill i'reller fell asleep he aut chloroform on ;4 handkerchief and ad- ministered that until Preller was dead. tnless the testm teeny of this witness is broken down. tho state believes that a perfect ease hai been made on not wholly circumstantial ei idence. 'Maxwell sat chatting with tile gent;e111011 vhio Seelli to be ereuti to group themselves around him and now and then nodding to some one of the O-allali who had come in surh numbers that there were tive rows of chairs occuPled by them. lie seemed to care nothing a how the testimony that the State was offering. 'I here was druggist who testified that tat the Sunday of the alleged crime .Ntaxell and Preller Calla) hit() his store about o'c:eck in the elternoon. and that Maxwell beught sonie brownie of potassium for her voashess. Tlero ivas a shooti11 g. callery proprietor u h. test tied that Max o, ell visifeu his place 7,11 lilt' saa,o rsitialay f.eeper of the morgne testified that he ex-animal the face of thc person Rodir round in the trutik in the room 44 of the Southe,!ii Hotel. :old that he perceived that there ad teen a la,lista, Li oil the lace NVIliCh L,ta been cut oh with seissers. To these anessaa haittior ...Maxwell nor his caunsel paid any heed. But there c.,aie up to the clerk to lie sworn a thick-set youm.t man lib mutton chop side aol.ere ieal little dancing blue eves. Ito rt'Si Oildttti tlt tilt, Dame F. MOV, hen Alaxwell heard the utal oft t.'N Oil lok op, hut vu hen as the Icrk N a. mcooinisturing the oath the little ug,,ner lockai'd at the ivitness it ..(aileal as 110,11.411 lie was confronted hy a .,eremil whom lie hail reason to wish far iy, ,oa llt eraspeit lirtuly the arms of his leaneui morward, with the big under mun1i1om:2: oven with time manner of a ilium who pm so,mumeniv sionteo wmtim fright. -Mg) k how the liattiess?" said MAX?, iA COLUVW1, t U rim !lig to the prisoner. "inow him hy, that is Dimatielder I' le) had a ceil next mnixi and has just been aeeased on leo'. Ile is a forger." 'I he little prisoner seemed to he unable to taitstaimid how his jail companion had iImI a a oness for the State. ,ounsellor Fauntleroy understood innueelidteiy, "Imid yell say anything to this man while he was iii j t I v th you?" hastily ihispered Mr. Fatintieroy. "Veg, a imoti many things. I don't remember What." Maxwell answered. Max well :01AI his counsel ivere not the tiny ner-ons who were surprised by the apt earanc of the a ilfeced forger, Ding-folder, Lilt really John F. McCullough PM a wiess in the Mx awell tri th al. The cashier of the "Nlechanies' Batik ami Dr. Smith, treagurer of the Missouri he railroad. e ere Surprised to if-uard that cere e as imo forger. butt that Dingtelder v. as a dui ective,N IA0 had suitzu te arrest, hide tnient and iteprisonmeet that he 'eight gain Niax n I condence and get from h im a confessien. I in Febrietry asf lost a young man pre-'opted a eliek at the Mechatioa,' Batik in k ter I list It hurhom t d t be drawn by Treasurer Steil 11 of tile Missouri l'acitic railroad. The cashier tioteeteui the fergery, and in a great, excit ellitin Was about to ring for a policeman, Whet' :mud as the cashier thoti4lit, fortunatelY, Detective Furleng et the at. bans police canto into the bank, 'the cashier aecusod time young man of an tittempt to paw; a forged cheal. Furlong attempted to arrest him. I here was a scuffle, to the horror of the cashier, vile leered there would be blood shed. At last Furlong overpowered the 3eulig tnali, arrested him, took him before who pronoutmed the check a ferga.ry. The grand jury indicted the young than. and he was brought before the court for a ;Preliminary hearing, pleaded not Euilty, waived eaanilnation and Wo Committea to Jun. Ilene he remained fer 14,rtv-seven days. Teelay. for the first time the cashier. Dr. Filet)! and the court be that Mr. Ding1.,Ider and I metective Furiong were simply maying a little part, and that Me Dingfelder was really .1. 1. "Niee'u I lough. formerly it l'inkerton detevti Ye. but now it detective on the NI i,u,-011 ri l'acihe syeteni of railways. The atate had been satisfied that it would be inieoFsible to convict Maxwell on circumstantial evidence alone go last ander it was deterniumil if posske to Seellre frOttl a eonlession. 'I he arrest and lin 'each went if M r 1)111 . 001(1er was 3 1,131 el the Part lof tin; ate through which time ehn fession wee Id be obt I a. nod kilo htat o ()Meets are satisito d that the result justified the rather ore they took. Mr. McCulh uh NtiVt's oireetumw m - electuve Furlong hti at- tempted to pass a ma It! ' 1:tei uc!,;17;!ks.terttdt 1 Imp in til lit ! - - J1,1 jitii. 1113 WA-S- it 1)0sF i hie 1., gaiii AI:IASI011'N Vlintict)ce.111,1stiellio.frmli Ii .!!! a rollfeSSion (t stmeillimt rega.rilIng lipath. Ile Let Max IA 4-11 lio vt,f)(1 itimtv timps - -- - ,,,,, .1,7aiii J IV Let Maxwell lo utiod !natty times, blid tf ;1,4 v.a, rrsrvcd tow al,!S tiin. lie Lad :out Iwo wo,olis before lie permitted Max weli t ta:k lunch. I irte (lay Maxwell said to Lim that the St. 'mins pcep.e were ;lot sly. and that the cnief iIii had uk en him some xv hiskeY in the 1(440 that undpr UM ini!liwileo h veuhi betray himself. Maxwell thought that Mcttillongh was a theitiner of a ganger forgers awl Le asked Mc( lillettult if he could not pet some of hi4 i,eople to testify for him. If them) pe,ple te,ti tied riulit, Maxwelli the YitilPS, ti Willie(' that he coula heat the tate. .MeCullough asked Lint how Le wanted the witnesses t" tfltilY Mlx well haift that he wanted CAA' 1,, ipstify that they had seen him in rnton With .47lii III 'Ash. If it could he pn,;(cil that he had that inurti money, he 1111 ;Par He,. AlcCultutigh m nyder to lead him on, that Le thought he knew two of heonle k ho could he induced to testifv. Alaxwell sui.twesfect that these tWo 7h1il also swear Mut they s,en aAve lii Boston riter the lclay of the murder. A day or two after, i"'cr,t, I. t-,.(id he did not want the witn,"(-; to te..tity to tiout. bccause lie had tieeld,(1 to Itialm accidental killihe his fi CP. .11111 lip tOlgi hW 1") killed !Lai Oil the day that Prel- LI arrived in it t. Louis He Asked Pre lier to go to Auckland, New Zealand. and he aante(I l'reller to pay his expenses on the tris. This Prclier declined to do. for the reason that he had only znoney enough to talY his own expenses. Then. said Max-II. as McCullough testified. "I wade UP ... my mind on riccount of his manners to fix him." The onportnnity came on Easter Sunday afternoon. Pre Iler was sitting in Maxwells room, and complained of a neuralgie pain. Maxwell tsuggested byperdermie injection oropium. and as he had a syringe Preller allowed him to administer it. Prel ler took off his coat and vest and sat in the big easy chart. After the morphine put Proller to sleep. Maxwell administered the chloroform On a handkerchief, but. fearing that he had not enough chloroform. he went out for more. But glen he got back he found that Preller WAS dead. Ile then took off Preller's clothes. cutting his shirt and undershirt off. and put a piece of his own drawers on the body. Ile then took Preller's money. Then he took his things out of. his own trunk and crowded Preller's body into it. This was between 4 and 5 o'clock. Ile said he tried to get rid of Preller's clothing. the drawers, shirt and undershirt which were found in his trunk in New Zealand. He bad intended to throw thenLoverooard while at sea, but his trunk wali in fhe strong room of the steamer and he could not get at it. Such, in substance, was Detective McCullough's testimony unshaken. The prosecution believes it needs a link of firmer steel in the chain of evidence. It is regarded by the State as egpecially convincing. because it would be hard to make a jury believe that a little fellow like Maxwell could administer chloroform to a strong man like Preller without Preller's censent. The previous administration of morphine, the State claims, will explain how that came to be dere. The defence did little with the detective. They made him admit that he would lie it necessary in his business. and tried to impress on the jury that the detective and the prosecutors had been guilty of what Mr. Fauntleroy called a dastardly and cowardly niece of business. Lilt the defence did not try to break the detective down in his story of what Maxwell had confessed to him. The State thinks that the case will go to the jury the latter part of the week. BELL DENIES IT ALL. The Affidavit of Mr. Wilbur in the Paw Electric Patronaket Bankruptcy and Oleo Discussed. WASHINGTON, May 24.When the Pan-Electric telephone investigating committee met today. Chairman Boyle introduced a letter from Mr. Von Briesen of New York, transmitting to the committee a copy of a letter published in the New York Times on October 19 last, touching the action or non-action of the attorney-general in the institution of a government suit against the Bell patents. The letter stated to the committee that the published communication was written for the purpose of exonerating Mr. Garland. A question arose as to whether either the letter or enclosure should be admitted es testimony. Finally the printed communication was ruled in by the chairman. but it was on motion afterwards withdrawn and both were admitted together. Ti.e chairman then laid before the committee an affidavit from Professor Bell denying the statements set forth in the affidavit of Mr. Wilbur. which was distributed among certain newspaper correspondents on last Friday. Professor Bell denied that he ptad Wilbur any money for anything, or that anybody raid money for him for procuring piecer dence over the Gray caveat. lie also called attention to the inconsistencies contained in the last Wilbnr affidavit when compared with the first one. The committee took no immediate action. A letter from General B. T. Johnson stated that Ito was informed that the committee had refused to entertain his motion to strike out the testimony of Lawrence Gardner. on the ground that he (Gene,ral Johnson) was in contempt of the committee for having refused to answer questions propounded to lum hy members of it. Ile contended that he bad not refused to answer any legal question, which the chairman said was true. vitturrrAcT 'rill: PAK NICU.S. ....., Congressmen no Not All Agree that Oleomargarine Must Go. WASHINGTON. May 24.In the House today, after a struggle by several committees for precedence, during which the motion of Mr. Cox of Ncirth Carolina, to consider the Jeffersonville levee matter, was defeated by a vote of 45 to 122, the House went into committee of the whole (Mr. Springer In the chair) on general revenue bills. The first measure was the Morrison tariff bill, which was passed over without objection. The next revenue billto reduce the nuinber of internal revenue officerscaused a contest. hut was also laid aside by the I 'oust., by a vote of 136 against 86, and the reline itt ee resumed its session, and took uo the "oleomargarine" bill. Mr. Scott of Pennsylvania approved the measure. The bill simply raised the former to the plane of fair and honest competition. Mr. Hammond of Georgia argued that the bill as a measure to suppress the manufacture of oleomargarine was unconstitutional. It was protection run mad. Mr. Reagan of Texas said it was very plain, both from the language of the bill and from the arguments made in the support. that the purpose of the bill was not revenue but exclusion. It Was legislation in favor of the people who made butter and against tie,se wlio made oleomargarine. ,Mr. Iliscock (New York) said that the dairy interests were being disastrously affeeted by the manufacture of imitation compounds. Something must be done to save t he farmer from the present ruinous cempetitiun vith cheap imitations of butter. and to protect the people from the injurieus effects consequent on a consumption of the vile compounds. SENATORS AND PATRONAGE. Bankruptcy Also Discussed by the Grave and Reverend. WASHINGTON. May 24.--After a number of pension bills had been passed by the Senate, Mr. Gibson addressed the Senate on the subject of open executive, sessions. Mr. Hoar, alluding to a remark made Mr. Gibson as to the Senate's treatment of nominations, asked Mr. Gibson whether the Senate or any member of it claimed to treat the public offices as matters of patronage. 'Mr. Gibson did not know that he could name any individual senator who treated them so. but the history of the Senate showed that many of the leading senators of past times considered that their wishes ought to be decisive with the executive; and when their wishes hail not been complied with senators had felt FO humiliated that some Of them, at a period pot very remote from this, had resigned their waves in the Senate. Mr. Teller was confident that for the last ten years no considerable number of senators had entertained the views aboutpatroliage to which Mr. Gibson had referred. Ile (Mr. Teller) had never heard it asserted in that tune by any Republican that a senator was entitled to control the offices in his own State. Ile thought that the members of the house were apt to have lucre inituenee in controlling the offices, because the departments could not always know the applicants for office, and were in the habit of applying for information to the member of t)i. , House representing the applicant's district. The Senate later took uu the bankruptcy bill. Air. Plumb opposed the bill as in the interest of great cities like New York. and against the interest of small dealers throughout the country. lie regarded it as a most vicious bill. Mr.lioar defended the bill. Small traders without such a bankruptcy law, if overtaken by misfortune, through life as paupers, dragging "at each remove a lengtheping chain. ' Air. Teller &flied whether Mr. Hoar could produce any eetitlons or other evidence to show that the class of small traders wanted the bill. IVIr. Hoar said there had boon EnanY demands for such a bill. Washington Como. NVASHINGTON. May 2.4. The President has sent to the Senate the nomination of Vest9ii llowland to be collector of customs at New Bedford. Mass. The President today vetoed four pension The President has withdrawn the nomination of Nageeb J. Aibeely of Tennessee to he C 'kited States consul at Jerusalem. liou. Robert R. Bishop. who ran for gover.ncr of Alaboachusetts against General Butler. and Airs. Bishop are in thetitY. tnitiee Davis today deiivered an opinion of the t;ourt of Claims in the case of trench spoliation underwri ter claimants that tinder the decision of the Superior Court the insurers are entitled to recover just w hat they paid on the losses. Golonel Lamont. the Presurent's PriVate secretary, has gone to his home in Cortland county. N Y.. for a short visit. About GOO Cincinnati harness makers struck yesterday for an advance of 1,5 to 20 per cent. Ilk WfeS. Volksolatt's printers aro gradually returning to work. The proprietors nfuse to reinstate those who carried glint; in the recent socialistin procession. BOSTON, TUESDAY MORNING, MAY ,25, 1886 FREDERICK DOUGLASS Talks on the Rights of the Gentler Sex. "Woman Suffrage" ills Fubject Before the New England Association. An Eloquent Plea by the Well-Known Colored Orator. The anniversary meetings of the New Fpgland Woman Suffrage Association were begun last evening at Tremont Temple. Hon Frederick Douglass vas present. The hall was crowded. The meeting opened at 7.tiO with organ prelude. after which Mrs. Lucy Stone made a long and interesting address. in which she told of the numerous wayi In which women had boon downtrodden for years, and cited many instances of their hardships as compared with the lot of man. At the conclusion of her speech she,. introduced Mr. Douglass, who spoke in substance ea follows: LADIES AND - GENTLEMENIt iS 10IIR time since it was my privilege to address a convention of reformers in Boston. In my youthful days, when slavery was the great evil of the land and demanded the voice and vote of the humblest for its removal. it was often my lot to be a speaker on such occasions. But since the abolition of slavery and the enfranchisement of the feeedman. both my occupation and my facility as a speaker have been considerably diminished. Yet I can truly say that it gives me great eleasuro to be again in Boston. and to stand upon this-platform and to say my word. however humbly and unskilfully it may be, for The Cause of Woman. When I consider what was aone for the slave by such WOMOli as Lucretia Mott, Lydia Maria Child, Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Maria W. Chapman. Thankful Southwick, Lucy Stone, Abby Kelly Foster. Angelina Shrike, Elizabeth Chace and others, I not only feel it a grateful duty. but a high privilege to give my. vn co and vote in favor of a larger sphere and a broader liberty fur the activities of woman. In can add nothing to the force and very little te the volume of argument in favor of the claims you make. I think a glance at the history of your movement is full of encouragement. 'I bough small, and apparently insignificant in its origin; though limited in its resources; though met at the beginning by a storm of derision and threatened with extinction; though powers that be, in church and state. opposed it: though the heathen raved and people imagined a vain thing. its growth has been strong, steady and irrepressible. Those who doubt the ultimate suceess of this cause will do well to remember, not merely what remains to be done, but what has alreadY been accomplished. Whether intentional or accidental, this movement for the rights of women has been conducted with remarkable wisdom. It has observed the expediency of doing one thing at a time and everything in its order. Forty years ago there were not thirty Occupations Opeu to Woman; now there are more than three hundred open to her. In the labor of the mind, wonaan's quckness of perception, delicacy of touch and agility of movement will give her superior facility in doing more of the needed work of the world. But now I come loam point. the one insisted upon by this convention, and which constituies the all-commanding claim set up by woman, namely; the equal right to participate with man in the government in which she lives. Comddering the letig and universal subjection of woman to the legal and political newer of man. It is not strange that men for the moment stand aghast at the magnitude of this demand. It falls upon their ears like a trumpet call for the barricade of domestic rebellion to surrender. Plainly enough, woman has a heavy grievance in being denied the exercise of the elective franchise. She is taxed without representation, tried without a jury of her peers, governed without her consent, and punished for violating laws she has had no hand in making. In concluding, Mr. Douglass spoke of the excuse made that women could not tight and could not bear arms for their country. and cited instances where women have stood with their brothers and fathers and fought for life and liberty. During the speech Mr Douglass was applauded many times, and at the conclusion he held a re. ception on the platform and received the well wishes of many of his old friends and acquaintances. oday at 10.30 o'clock the annual report or the association will be read by Mrs. J. W. Smith; Main. e Rev. Henry blanchard: Ver- mont, Mrs. C. Chandler: Massachusetts, Lucy Stone and Cola Scott Pond; Rhode Island, Rev. Frederick A. Hinkley; Connecticut. Emily P. Collins. In the afternoon. addresses will be made by H. B. Blackwell. Mrs. Mary A. Livermore. Mrs. Adelaide A. Chalin and Rev. Aaa C. Bowles. THE WEATHER. WASHINGTON, May 2.5.Indications for Maine: New Hampshire. Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut: Rains and thunder storms. followed by fair weather. nearly stationary temperature, variable winds. The Temperature Yesterday. Indicated by the thermometer at Thompson's Spa: 3 a. m.. 64 ; a. in., 61.; 9 a. m., 64: 12 mo 64; 3.30 v. m., 62; 6 p. m.. 600 ; 9 P in., 66 ; 12 midnight. 64. Aver6318.. Fair and Cool for Boston Today. The cool wave last night extended from the lower lakes, following the Alleghany mountain range to the Gulf of Mexico. Generally fair weather prevails, although light local rains of short duration have fallen all along the Atlantic coast during the last twenty-four hours. Local rains are prom ist KI today for the entire eastern coast from Florida to Maine. with variable winds I and cooler weather. For Boston, fair, cooler weather is promised. DR. DIO LEWIS CREMATED.. blio Family in beep Mourning Occupy Front Scats la the Crematory. a NEW YORK, May 24.The body of Dr. Dio Lewis waa cremated in Fresh Pond today. Mrs. Lewis and 601.110 of her family, all draped in deep mourning. occupied front seats, and near them sat Augustus G. Cobb, G. D. Lott, NVilliam IL Veitch, Mr. Duane and Dr. 'Wickham. A little before 3 o'clock the body was brought into the room in :a coffin covered with black cloth. It was taken from the coffin and placed upon an iron catafalque. where for a few minutes it was viewed by those in the room. It was half buried in flowers. At 8 o'clock tomorrow morning' two valves in the retort will be opened. and the cold air will rush in upon all that is left of the body, which will then fall into white ashes. In 15 minutes the doors will bt (opened and the ashes raked out with a long steel brush. They will be deposited in an urn and sent to the office of the United States Cremation Company, whence they will be delivered to Mrs, Lewis. Receiver O'Brien to the Railroads. NEW YORK, May 24. Receiver John O'Brien wrote to the Broadway Seventh Avenue and the Bleecker Street railroad directors, demanding to know when they were going to meet and decide whether they proposed to pay him rent or have him' stop their cars on Broadway. Chelsea's Common Council. The Common Council held a regular session last evening. The much-mooted question of appropriating the sum of 116.000 to the sinking fund again came up,and City Solicitor Kimball submitted his Pinion on the question. The law requires that 14000 shall be appropriated annually to the sinking fund. This year there was an unexpected lialance from last year's appropriations, which was turned over to this land, and the appropriations as orignallY made up this year only called for 11600 for this fund the 15000 turned over being thought would Make 121,000 and cover the law. In the city solicitor's opinion. he stated that it was necessary to appropriate 121,000 outside of anything that accrued to the fund by beinic lei t iron& old appropriations. Mayor Endicott was present. and gave as his opinion that it was obligatory to appropriate the additional $.1000. A vote was then taken.and the $5000 additional was apPronriated. This makes the sums raised this year C130.73S- A committee eonsisting of Councilmen Vichard C. Nlurfey, A. R. Smalley. George K. Pike and Fred N. Barry were anuointed on Fourth Of July celebration. A number of other minor Otters were nassed in concurrence. THE POLITICAL MACHINES' - Sir Charien Di Ike Gives Hi. Opinion on the Howe Rule Fight. 1-,CoNDON, May 24.--Sir Charles Mike was interviewed by a Cable News correspondent this evening as to the prospects of the home bruit) bill and the political .situation generally front his point of view. Ha bald: It is a mistake to suppose that the ! l'arnellite members are opposed to ! the consideration and acceptance of ! amendments to the bill. I happen to know that the reverse is the case. The ! Parnellites are most anxious to facilitate ! Mr. Gladstone's plans.and Wiil eveu contient ! to the withdrawal of the bill and the substitution of a resolution if the premier ! desires it. It bl scarcely possible that , Mr. Gladstone can satisfy Lord liartington andMr.Chatnbertain without supeorting the bill altogether, which, of course, he will not tio, and the whips on both sides are convinced that the measure will be refused a second reading. Mr. Gladstone is quietly watching events, and is as yet undecided as to what course he will pursue in the matter of demanding a dissolution, but as a special meeting of the cabinet has been called for this week presumably to discuss this ques- tion, that point without doubt will be speedily settled. The conservatives are better prepared to enter a general parliamentary campaign than the Liberals, they having kept their electoral machinery oiled aud ready to start since last Noveiii ber. while splits have disorganized the Liberals, whose financial strength has been very much weakened by the secession of many wealthy linen who have hitherto contributed largely. This state of affairs is urged by many of Mr. Gladstone's staunchest adherents as a palpable reason why a! dissolution should be vostponed at least until the Liberal machine can be put in better working order. Welcome to Or. Holmes,. 1,07tnow, May 24. There was a large gathering of prominent persons at St. George' s Club today. to welcome Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes. The reception of the poet was of the most informal character. and the attention lie received of the most flattering description. Among those present were: Minister Phelps. Vice-Consul Penfield, Albert Van Wagner, Conaul-General Wailer. James Bussell Lowell, Attorney-Generat Russell. R. B. Buldane. M. P., James O'Donohue, Charles M. Palmer, M. P.. Secretary White, Bret Ilene, t he Duke of Argyll, the Duke of tvestminster. the Duke of Manchester, Lord Nopter, Count Carolyi, Austrian ambassador. Sir Arthur Sullivan, Sir John Everett Millaie, Henry Irving, J. L. Toole and Thomas Power O'Connor, IL P. Disbanding the Creek Army. ATILENs. May 24Evening. A decree has just been issued that soldiers entitled to exemption from military duty in time of peace shall be immediately disbanded, aud that two classes of the reserve force shall also be at once relieved from duty and sent to their . homes. three other classes of the reserve force to be disbanded at the expiration of eight days. and the volunteers likewise liberated. The commanders of the Greek army at Larissa. Trikali and Arta have been ordered to retire with their forces to the interior. and preparations are being made to disband the army corps. --- Archbishco Waish's Mission. LONDON. May 24.--Archbishop Walsh of Dublin has been in London for a week past trying to influence the Parnellite members of Parliament to consent to the retention of the Irish members in Westminster. Cardinal Manning. it is said. takes the ground that the removal of the Irish members would be injurious to the cause of Catholic education in Creat Eritain. Several Parnellite members have recently attended conferences at Cardinal Manning's residence. Salisbury to Workingmen. LONDON, May 24,Lord Salisbury, replying to a resolution of confidence adopted at a meeting of workingmen at Ihtchin. expresses himself as glad to find the workingmen of England discussing- the Irish question. The Irish question. he says. especially concerns the workingmen, as affecting the greatness and strength of the empire. The Queen's Birthday. LONDON. May 2.4.The Queen's birthday was observed with the usual ceremonies, in spite of the miserable weather which prevailed all day. The Prince and Princess of Wales visited the Queen at Windsor and tendered to her majesty their congratulations. Cable Notes. The House of Lords, yesterday, rejected a second reading of the bili enabling marriage to a deceased wife's sister, by a vote of 149 to 127. The eruption of Mount Etna, after subsiding until it was thought all danger was over hasagain broken out through a fresh crater. The Marquis of Lorne. presiding at a meeting of the Geographical Society last evening- bawled to Minister Phelps the founders' medal, which is to be presented to Lieutenant Greeley. Military circles in Berlin are absorbed in discussing the rearrangement of the highest command in the German army, which is expected as the result of the imminent retirement of General Von Loe. Monsignor Renier. a prelate of the Pope's household. and an eminent writer and preacher. has abjured Catholicism and joined the English Episeopal Church at Rome. Monsignor Ranier is 60 years of age. ALL KINDS OF TRADES Hold Meetings and Discus. the Preset Labor Situation. Several trade meetings were held last night at No. 170 Tremont street. The Cigarmakers' Union met in New Era Hall, the Independent Order of Freight Men were in session in Wadman Hall. the Amalgamated Society of Carpenters and Joiners in Preble Hall, and the Operative Tailors in Codman Hall. All these meetings were private. There was a large meting of Union No. 33 of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America at the Columbia rink last night. It was a secret session. The recent strike was discussed and plans suggested for setting the men at work as soon as possible. Out of about 3000 journeymen in the city, only 000 are still out- The statement of the Master Builders' Association as to there being a large number of journeymen trout other cities ready to work is denied by the men at the rink. 'the masons are holding no meetings. but still stand together firm on their original demand for nine hours. "Our prospects." said Chairman Woreesta . "were never brighter. Our men are going to work every day, and of course those at work contribute towards the support of the men who are Out" Many bosses have offered extravagant wages and make overtures to our men, but as long as the nine-hour demand is not conceded there will be no back-down on our part There is every probability of the epora- tive tailors being out again soon. Many went to work yesterday morning. but about 800 female operatives took a trip into the country and left the bosses on the anxious seat Master Workman Bicknell of the painters and decorators. who has been appointed a walking delegate with pay, and Picket Secretary Clinkard of the carpenters will join forces in establishing an employment- bureau at No. 134 Eliot street. The German bakers will hold meetings every night in toaman Hall until their difficulties are settled. Labor Notes. Gumpert Brotberg. cigar manufacturers. Philadelphia. havedischarged nine Knights of Labor because they refused to join the Cigarmakers International Union. The workmen in Percy & Gait ley's nickel works in Troy. N. Y., struck yesterday for more pay. They number about 200. The firm refuses to consider the demand. One hundred arid fifty men employed by the United States Encaustic Tile Company, Indianapolis, Ind. struck yesterday for a Saturday half-holiday. The Knights of Labor are directing the'strike. None of the striking Stoneham cutters of the shoe shops went back to work yesterday. The troublgseetus to he that only two arbitrators have been ehogen and they are unable to agree upon a third man. The strike affecte about 000 hands. , THE FISH WAR, A Nova Scotian in the Toils, The Schoonor Sitar s Held at Portiod, Bayard to Send Two Law3Ters to Canada. They Will Seek the Release of Our Vessels. Rumored Capture of Another Fisherman. Characteristic Daring of Yankee Skippers. Gloucester Mariners Rejoicing in thb First Move at-Retaliation. PORTLAND. May 24. The schooner Sisters arrived at this port today. Her captain, Jesse Ellis, entered his vessel at the custom house. After he had taken the oath. Deputy Collector Smith asked for his manifest. "I haven't any." replied Captain Ellis. Mr. Smith expreed his sorrow that the captain should have been caught, but told him nothing could be clone in his case; that he must, in the usual course of the law, pay his tine. "How niuch'."' asked the captain. "Five hundred dollars." replied Mr...Smith. "My God, the little schooner won't bring that." said the captain. as he stood there a picture of distress. Nothing could be done for him. and Surveyor Bradbury sent Inspector How to take formal charge of the schooner. This done. Captain Ellis and his crew were allowed to go on discharging their cargo of 20.000 mackerel. The fish were taken last Wednesday. and wer, consigned by W. A. Kellain of Yarrnou,-,,N. S., to F. L. Clement S.; Co. of this city. It was a pathetic sight to see the eapthin and crew of the wretched looking little schooner discharging the cargo that the government of the United States will claim. Captain Ellis counted out the fish. but he had little heart in his work. He was asked what he had to say. In a broken voice he replied. "Nothing." Ho was too overcome to have said mach. The Following Is the Law under which the Sisters will be held: Section 28. chapter 14. Revised StatutesIt the master of any vessel loaded with tnerchandise, and bound to any port in the United States, tails, upon his arrival within four leagues of the coast therect, or within the limits of any collection district where the cargo of said vessel or any part thereof is intended to be discharged. to produce such manifests as are heretofore required in writing to the prolier officer upon demand therefor. or to deliver such copies thereof according to the directions of the preceding sections; or if he fails to give an account of tile true destination of the vessel. which he is hereby required to do upon request of such officer, or gives a false account of such destination. in order to evade the production of. the manifest, the master shall, for every such neglect. refusal er offence, be liable to a penalty of not more than 81500. The rtOWS of the seizure spread rapidly and caused great excitement. The fishermen regarded it as a move for retaliation On the Dominion authorities and were more or less pleased by it. The Sisters is the - The Worst-Looking Craft afloat. It would seem to be an impossibility for her to be navigated from Yarmouth, N. S.. here if she encountered a storm. O. B. Whitten, the secretary of the Portland Fishing Exchange, was seen by your correspondent. He said: "Coming at this time the seizure of the Sisters will do good. She comes from a port so near Digby that the fellows up there will bear of it. The matter having been referred to Secretary Bayard he will be obliged to take notice of it.' Captain Ellis said : "This is pretty rough on me, being my first trip as master. W e caught the fish last Wednesday and thought we'd make a good thing out of it. We were in a great hurry, and forgot everything." "What do you think of the fishery dispute?" "It's had for us poor fellowsbad for both sides. We just want to make a living and we are seized." "What do you propoSe to do?" "Stay here until I get orders to board the schooner or eise do something." "I want to say one thing more." said Captain Ellis: "If it hadn't been for this excitement and the seizure of the Ella M. Doughty ra been let alone. My poor little schooner was seized because of this trouble at Dighy." Collector Anderson has Made -Up a Statement of the facts connected with the seizure of the schooner Sisters, and has sent the same to Secretary Manning. The statement includes this protest by Captain Ellis: Pon.rfAtin, Me., May 24.1880. Hon. Daniel Manning, Secretary of the Treasury: DEAR SIRI hereby appeal from the decision of Hon. S. J. Anderson. collector of this port, in levying a fine of f 500 on the British schooner Sisters. from Yarmouth, N. S., arrived this day. for having no manikat of cargo. I respectfully represent that I had a clearance from the collector of customs at Yarmouth specifying the vessel's cargo. 20,000 fresh mackerel shipped by W. A. Killian and consignee to P.I.; Clement St Co. at Portland. and owing to my ig. norance of a intutifest. I neglected to make out the necessary document until my arrival. ()wing to this and the fact that I reported at the custom house within eight hours after arrival in port. having arrived St 10 o'clock ill the morning of this day, and never having commanded vessels doinjt .business in American ports, and having 'little knowledge of the regulations of the Treaaury Department and no knowledge whatever of violating the same. I feel that the fine imposed is unjust. and most respectfully ask that the same may be revoked. I ain. sir, very respectfully. JESslit ELtis, Master Schooner Sisters. CIWCOM HOUSE. Pour 00 PORTLAND. Personally appeared before me this 24th day of May, 1886, Jessie Ellis and made oath to within statement. JOSIAH CHASE, Deputy Collector. And this certificate of clearance: Pour OP ItAltAtOrTII, N. S. These are to certify to all whom it may concern that Jessie lints. master of the Sisters, burden le tolls. navigated with three men. British built, bound for Portland and having on board fish, hath here cleared his vessel according to law. Given under my hand at the custom house at tile port of Yarmouth, in the province of Nova Scotia, this 20th day of May, 1886. WILLiAst M. GILL, Deputy Collector. The cargo of the Miserable little prize was all unloaded this afternoon. but Captain Ellis and his men will have to stay here for the present. Captain Ellis asked at the custom house this afternoon, "What shall I do?" "I'm afraid you'll have to walk back," was the reply. 1 castatui Ellis Says the people of his section dread ware and half of them are on the side of "the States," anyway. Nothing more can be done iu Ins case until the collector hears from Washington. Captain Ellis resides at Ilartford. N. EL He Is 20, and is unmarried. Ho says that very many people of his section are interested in selling bait to the American bohemian. , "They won't starve it they EIGHT PAGES. don't sell its" be said. "but they won't have ninch ready money." - The Daily Advertiser (Republican). this evening, said: "Canadian fishermen bey bait in theports of the United Ststes withcnit let or hindrance. American fishermen have been seized for buying bait in Canadian ports. Evidently this inequi ethic arrougement cannot continue. The City Connell, Of Portland bas taken exactly the right ground. The resolutions adopted Saturday evening declare that the national government mhould demand i mniediate reparation for the injury suffered by the owners of the vessels seized, and that without such reparation. promptly tendered. Canadian fishermen should be denied the privileges refused to our VCSSOIS. That is the proper course and the only course which now remains." Sargent, Lord Skillen have heard nothing from Secretary Bayard as yet in regard to the seiznre of the Ella M. Doughty. Colleetor Samuel J. Anderson this evening said: "The case of the Sisters is not a new one, but occurring just at this time when all is excitement it is a most unfortunate affair. Three times, I think. twiee I am sure, the English steamers came to this Fort without a manifest. The fine was remitted in one. Perhaps in two cases, when the department concluded that forbearance had ceaeed to be a virtue and a tine was collected. We have In this case taken the usual course. NV! have sent a statement to the department arid have sent the captain's appeal to Secretary Manning. The case will probably be attended to and settled one way or the other in the course of a week. Meanwhile The Schooner Must Iftemain here. Of course I cannot undertake to say what the department may conclude to do under the circumstances." "General, what do you think of the course of Secretary Bayard?" "I believe that Secretary Bayard is doing all in his power to protect the rights of our fishermen, and all that any man could do under the circumstances. It will be found that Secretary Bayard has taken. is taking,will take the true American view of the matter. The situation is not without its difficulties. complications and embarrassments. but I am confident that Secretary Bayard is doing all that any secretary of state could do. and that those who have judged him hastily will yet acknowledge the wisdom of his course. The country can depend upon it. Secretary Bayard will not adopt or carry out an un-American policy." 'T hen, general, considered by itself. the seizure of the schooner Sisters is not an important matter?" "No, but as occurring at this time. it is. as I have said, very anfortunate." A gentleman who is thoroughly posted in the fishing business said this evening: "Captain Ellis is right enough in thinking that he would have got off without much trouble if it h.til not been for the seizure of the Ella M. Doughty. His schooner was seized just to give the colonial people to understand that if they strike at our fishermen we shall strike back at the first opportunity, and then keep striking." Vice-Consul Starr. her majesty's representative here, will take action. it is understood, in the case of the sehooner Sisters only after a decision is rendered on the appeal taken from the decision of Collector Anderson to Secretary It is reported that when Captain Doughty reaches Portland. he will he tendered a reception by the Portland Pishing Exchange. Relative to the seizure sit the Sisters, the Press will say : The seizure of the schooner Sisters of Yarmouth, N. S., for having no manifest would ordinarily excite no attention, but as the vessel comes from a Dominion port, and is loaded with fish, just at this time it will be likely to be looked upon by the Dominion people as a species of retalliation for the seizure of the Adams and the Doughty. The proceeding therefore is liable to assume a good deal of importance. ( ellect of it will be that the Dominion officers will more closely scrutinize the papers of our vessels arriving at their ports, with a Alen of 'making the most of any defects which may be found. Senator Frye's advice to cur VOSSeiS to scrunulously obse-rve all the Canadian customs regulations will therelore assume new importance." IN THE s-TATT: DIEPA IITMENT. The Government Will Send Two Law yers to CanadaEx-Governor Ding-ley of Maine Intervievwed. WASHINGTos, May 24.The State Department has decided to contest the seizure of the American fislieruieu Adams. Doughty and Julia and Jennie in the Canadian courts and to aid the owners of these and other vessels that may be seized to recover their property. George W. Biddle of Philadelphia and William Putnam of Portland, Me have been retained by the United States to represent the interests of the , owners of the seized vessels. one objection is made by persons familiar with the history of the fisheries controversy to this action. , One of the best authorities on international law in Washington and a gentleman who was identified with the I fall tax commission said today: "I think Mr. Bayard has made a mistake in taking any notice of the Canadian courts. The more dignified course, I think, Nvould have been to ignore the Dominion authorities and judicial tribunals entirely and negotiate for the rights of our fishermen with Great Britain. the treaty-making power." Secretary Bayard has left Washington. to be absent two days, and Assistant Secretary Porter is at the head of the State Department. In conversation with your correspondent tonight lie said: "The report that the State Department has made a foriiial demand upon the British minister for the surrender of the fishing vessels seized by the Canadian authorities is untrue. No demands have been made. The employment of counsel to assist the owners of the seized vessels was made alter due deliberation as to the wisest course for the government to pursue. We hope to be able to convince the Canadian courts that the customs officers of the Dominion acted without authority when they seized these vessels. If we gain our point there one big obstacle is removed from the path of future treaty negotiations. It we fail nothing is lost, and while tha cases are being tried before the courts the department will continue its diplomatic correspondence with the British government for an adjudication favorable to American fishermen." A gentleman NVII0 is in the confidence of Secretary Bayard, and who is familiar with the steps that have been taken to prevent outrage upon American fishermen in Canadian waters, said tonight: "There appears to be no serious obstacle in the way of a harmonious and satisfactory settlement of the whole question. The only danger Lies in the Apprehension. that temper may get the best of law. If the New England people possess themselves for a little time in patience. they will win the fight. The only Aanger is they may by some hot-headed act arouse the ill-Will of the Canadians and English and, of course, render a settlement of the controversy more difficult. Information was received here this evening that the Nova Scotia schooner Sisters bad been seized at Portland. No information to this effect had been received at the State Department up to 10 o'clock tonight. Governor Dingley of Maine tonight said that he had no infotmation as to the seizure of any Nova Scotia schooner at Portland, and was inclined to believe the story a canard. "They would not be so silly as to seize any sOlooner for retaliation," said the governor. "If any Canadian vessel has been seized or detained at Portland you may rbst assured it has been for some violation of local customs laws." When asked about the condition of the negotiations of the State Department upon the subject of the fishery difficulties. Mr. Dingley said he could uot toll. as he had not seen the secretary for several days. "When 1 last saw Mr. Bayard." he continued, "he outlined to mo the position he intended to assume, and it was in every way satisfactory, for it enunciated the principles as to commercial privileges which we have been contending for. The trouble now is. however, that England has an -excuse for delay. She can reasonably claim that the matter is now under consideration by the Admiralty Court of Canada. and until she receives a full statement of all the facts she cannot act. Now this Admiralty Court may linger along in its investigation for months. and in the meantime the fishing season is passing and our fishermen are suffering. That is just what the Canadians want. They want to force us into having a commission. Now a commission is of no use unless we are going to make a bargain. Tbe Canadians want to make a bargain, but we do not. The tune for us to have made our representations to Englandfor we have to treat with her entirelywas immediately after the issue of the proclamation of The Canadian Minister of marine on the fifth of March. That proclamation was received here within a week afterwards. and I went to the State Depattment, at the request of Secretary Bayard, to consult with him on the matter. I pointed out to 1nm that t hen was the time to make representation to England. and that the proclamation furnished ample ground for him to do so. Ho did not seem to think that there would be any difficulty. - as be - believed our - timber, men would, of course, exercise their commercial privileges, and the proclamation was merely-a bit of buncombe. I asked him if he would write a letter statimt . that the government would uphold our Miner-men in the exercise of their commercial rights. and he said that be did not think it was necessary. He bad no idea that there would be any of our vessels seized, anti so he was greatly surprised when the actual seizure was made by the Canadian authorities. I know the temper of the Canadians throughly. and I was as well satisfied that they would seize our vessels when that proclamati On was issued as I am today. It the secretary of state had been thoroughly informed on the subject, a representation could have been made to England and a reply received by the 1st of A pi ii, before the fizb ing season commenced. and all this. difficulty averted. As it is. whatever representation is made should be in regard to that proclamation. for these overt acts of the Canadians are simply incidents. I have no doubt of the ultimate result, and am satisfied that England will disapprove of the proclamation as she did a similar act of the Newfoundland Legislature about four years ago." CAPTAIN' JESSE ELLIS. In speaking of the Frye amendment to the shipping bill, Governor Ding ley said that there seemed to be an impression that because the House shipping committee non-concurred in that amendment there was some opposition to it. Such was not the fact, but it was desired to change a single word which had been altered from the original draft in copying. and the only way that could be done was in a committee of conference. THE NEWS IN GLOUCESTER. General Rejoicing and a Feeling That It is Retaliation. GLOUCESTER. May 24. The fishermen here were much elated when the news came that a Nova Scotia vessel had been seized at Portland, and one remarked: Nov we will see whit the Canadians will do about it." The shoe pinches the other foot this time, said one. and the people are retaliating. Despatches from Nova Scotia indicate that extra exertions are being made there to be in readiness to seize some of the American mackerel catchers when they come during the first part of June. .ovirownEn HAILING CAPTAIN. Froti Gerring ratters Crow liawbor and - Fre fel Gerring ratters Crow Elawbor and Gets Ms Bait Before Lemming. CANSO- N. S.. May 24.--It is reported here this evening that the schooner Frederick Gerring. Jr.. of Gloucester. Captain Morris. purchased a bait of mackerel at Crow harbor this morning. He was unable to obtain the supply from the fishermen in the harbor. they being- unwilling to sell him, and he accordingly Ivealt to one -of the outlying coves and there procured all he needed. The captain is said to be a native of Guysbero, county of Nova Scotia. and is of course thoroughly acquainted with all the out-ofthe way coves in this vicinity. of which the are lazge numbers. A'NOTIIER.SEIZURE ILEPOILTED. -in American Vessel WithouL negistry Papers Taken Possession Of. BADDECK, C. B., May 24.Sheriff Ingraham served a writ upon Captain W. Doughty this morning commanding him to appear within ten days. He is charged with three violations of the treaty of 1818. each of which subjects him to a tine of 1:200 sterling. or $973. Wallace Graham issued the writ as attorney for the Dominion government. American Consul General Phelan contends that the customs ollicers did not carry out the law which says that twenty-four hours' notice to leave must be given. which was not done in the present case. Another American vessel without name was seized this morning for not having registry napers. Two customs detectives left:for St. Peters. C. B.. this morning. Phelan left in the steamer St. Pierre direct. Not Frightened by the Lansdowne. 'HALIFAX, N. S.. May 24.The following is an instance of the negligent manner in which the Canadian navy does its duty: The schooner Sylvester of Gloncester.Mass. earl, last Thursday called at one of the fish traps outside Yarmouth cape. The captain said she belonged to Shelburne. and he obtained a supply of bait. She then entered the sound 4ind anchored near the lighthouse. lier crew were engaged icing the bait when the steamer Lansdowne passed up close to the shore with thecraiser Terror in tow for St. John. .N0 signals being made, the Sylvester was allowed to remain unmolested, and when ready she proceeded to sea. Canadians Take Things Easy. HALIFAX. N. S., May 24.---As the schooner Sisters was seized at Portland for violation of American customs laws. it is hardly within the range of probability that the people of Nova Scotia will show the slightest degree of excitement about it. In ordinary times mien an, event would hardly occasion a moment's interest to any persons outside of those immediately concerned. The matter occasions no excitement here. Mow Two Woman Fought. Last evening Mary Connolly and Sarah Hill engaged in a controversy at 35 Athens street. Smith Boston, when Mary hit Sarah on the head with a tea cup, inflicting a scalp wound and a depression of the skull. Dr.Roberts was called and took four stitches in Saran's scalp and then sewed up Mary's wrist, which was cut in the affray. and the latter was arrested and locked up by Officers Barry and Gaddis of Station 6, charged with assault and battery. Abbreviated Despatches. Tho Philadelphia Produce Exchange yesterday passed resolutions against the tax of ten cents per pound on oleomargarine. Jean Baptiste Corti. aged 65. shot himself dead last night at 131 West Twenty-fourth street. New York. He formerly kept a hotel in Boston. Ferdinand W. Ky lius, a Cincinnati druggist. was shot dead last night by W. L. Bode. whose daughter he had betrayed. Bode was locked up. At Detroit. yesterday. Levi W. Beebe. a noted gambler and confidence man. committed suicide by stabbing himself with a small pocket-knife. A band of eight Indians. Sunday night. aPacked Limekiln ten miles from Sort Thomas. Ari., and killed one man. Troops. have started in pursuit. At Vineland. N. J.. Thursday, Mrs. Sallie Aumack committed suicide in the presence of her two small boys by shooting herself. She was an opinion-eater. Her husband is nearly distracted. In Philadelphia yesterday Daniel Rose of Deerfield. Conn.. was arrested an It charge of forginr the indorsement of his brother, Eugene Rose. and other parties of Deerfield. to cheeks on the National Bank of the Republic. The American Forestry Congress. in response to an invitation from the Colorado State Forestry Association. seconded by the Chamber of Commerce of the city of Dener. will hold its filth annual meeting in that city. September 16 to 1. There wore nine removals of subordinate officers aLthe New YorkCustom House. and appointments to the vacancies thereby created yesterday. One removal, that of Insietior Bowman, was for "offensive partisanship." The rest were for inetliciencY Ex-Alderman McQuade aplieared as a complainant yesterday in the Essex Market Court. Now 1 ork. against William MoKolatil. who called him a "boodle" alder- I man. McKenna was committed to the work I house for six months in default of $400 bail. No doubtful ingredients to do harm Fresh Hops. burgundy Mali and Gums Is Hop Piaster. PRICE TWO CENTS. THERE IS NO BREACH. The Trades Union and the Knights Very Friendly. Grand Master Powder ly Issues a Call at Cleveland. The Strike and Boycott Laws Must be Chanced. CLEVFLAND. Ohio, May 24.--The in call. issued by Mr. Powder ly to the Knights of Labor, gives a list of the causes for convening the general assembly . in special session at Cleveland this week. and of the matters that will be brought up for action: ereaerox, Penn- April 2e. 18863. To the order wherever found. greeting: Acting under authority vested in me. as general master workreau. I elo hereby call the General Assembly together hi special session. The causes leading to the calling of the special session are: 1. The rapidly increasing membership requires changes in the laws, which tho general executive board have no authority to make. 2. The laws in relation to the government - of boycotting are wholly inadequate to compel obedience on the part of assemblitill that believe in boycotting for every offence, whether great or small. 3. The laws in relation to strikes do not cover the ground necessary to give the general executive board power to interfere in such matters until after a strike has been inaugurated. 4. ihe order has become involved in &OS culties with trade societiee. and an effort is being made to create a rupture between , these societies am! No Knights of Labor. These and other matters winch will help to perfect the discipline of the order will require the careful deliberation and coed judgmene of the members of the General Assembly. I believe that the most critical period of the order's history has been reached, and do not feel that it would be best for the order to allow any more time to elapse belere calling the representative men together, so that we may devise means whereby the machinery of the order may be improved. The present executive board cannot attend to oneahird of the work that pours in upon them. and some means of distributing their work must be thought of and put into practice. The call promises that the precedent established at the special session held in Philadelphia on June 6. 1878, will allow all representatives who served at the session in Hamilton. Ont. last October. to sit as representatives in the Cleveland convention; that no election shall be held until the delegates to the regular session are chosen. and ends: '-I need the wise counsel and action of the order at large through its representatives. Did I not feel that it was absolutely necessary to call the session. I would not take this step. We must place our order squarely before the world on several issues in such a way that no misunderstanding can possibly arise in the future.", Mr. rowder2y Has Great napes. The Forest City House. where the delegates to the special convention of the Knights of Labor are domiciled. presented - an animated appearance this morning. Mr. Powderly was besieged on all sides by reporters and incoming delegates. anxious to shake hands with him. Powderly said to a reporter: -I have great hopes for this convention. but will not present any views of my own until I hear the opinions of the other delegates. who may have better plans than mine." Will Martin Irens be present?" "I think not. .Nir. Irons is not a delegate bevoming acquainted with the delefgogatn. leso- and could have no eusiness here other than I do not think Mr. lions is a candidate for general master workman. He is not so black as he is painted, and he hes made a - very good executive nicer in his distric, - ittt and I think he was opposed to the strike the Southwest." On Good Perms with the Trades 1C The session of the executive hoar until 1 o'clock this afternoon. Notli1. lasted re than to formulate a progranumse! r the week was accemplished But os reticence of the members, it to tide . possible to end out what their-i:r07,,,en will be. A conference betv421 the'111eLll. tive board ot the Knight, of Labor t ucommittee of six, appointed by the tatidel a unions in convention at F lhiladel,b "-es week. was to take, place at a a. List it was postponed until te ni morro- -t but count of the non-appearance of ses.-113 iaethe committee. a id a prominent trac9f unionist today: y No illexeling exists he: tweeu the Knights of Labor end the trades-union people. The tie uble is a mere question td policy. The ttelties unions want to preserve the individuality and retain the privilege of inaugurating and settling strikes, adjusting the scale ot wages. etc. The knights want to assume these duties for us. Both sides want to do what is best for the calise of labor." -.1 he chief eppositid.ii to the absorption of the trades unions oy the Knights of Labor," said a silight. "conies frent the presidents and secretaries of the unions who know that when this is effected they will lose their $12.-, to $150 a month jobs. r he merging- of the trades unions into the Keignts of Labor would be a saving of front $125,000 to t3150.000 a year to the members of those unions. and we would at the same time receive better care. attention and protection." If the trades unions are absorbed by the Knights of Labor it is proposed to increase the executive board of the latter order to twenty-live members. so as to give the different branches of industry proper representation. About 125 delegates have now arrived, and it is expected that every one of the 200 will be present when General Master Workman Powderly drops the gavel at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon. Two Daughters Burned Dead. RUSHVILLE. Ind.. May 24.The house of J. A. Dawson. a farmer. five miles from this City, was entirely consumed by fire Sunday. Two daughters. aged 14 and 4 years. were go badly burned before they could escape that they have since died. Mrs. Dawson was severely burned. 1 AND 8 PER CT. PER ANN. I eallipe vartieular attention of irg.sstors the follbwing letters from customers. E. C. HADLICK. 876 Washington st.. Bos 'AUL s-es BOSTON. May 14. 1836. E- C. Hadley: DEAR SIRI am perfectly satisfied with the investments which 1 have made with you for the hist tour or five years. as they have paid me from 7 to 8 per cent annually. This is to certify 1 bou- ght stock of E. C. Hadley some tour years ago. and it has paid me 7 aud 8 per cent. up to this quarter. (Hoping it will couthaug the same.) INVESTOR. las? DoroLas. May 19. 1896. F. C. Hadley: DICAR SIRIn reply to yours of May 17. will aity it gives me pleasure to state that 1 have in the past five years invested several thousand dollar ie in enterprises you have recommended, and they have paid me from 6 to per cent. per annul. lacv ESTORLI Sud3t m23 SOFT COAL, Very free from Sulphur and Impurities, in cargo lots from Baltimore. Mined adjacent to George's Creek-Immediate shipment. Particularly adapted for STEALI AND SWUM A superior Locomotise and Sleazes coal. A. J. MESSER, YOUNG'S HOTEL. BOSTON. Plasterers. Attention A special meeting of the Boston Plasterers essomblY. IL of Iw11t be held a Probes Heti. 178 Tremont se.. Tuesday evening. hisy $ e. to trnnseet hoportuset business keg sides el the 'Mast Vi - sal I 't . - f - i . - ' , --, . i i: ' 1 -41 ; . A , A f 4 ft I If 0 IV , f e,,,,, ;!. i 1-,T, . 1 1-1: I . . . , . 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