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* 80 '!*.'}. 0 tftkel! the paper regularly from the v"«!*« whether dlrcntori to his mxiiie or whether ew ft subscribe* or not, Is responsible for the pay. courts hnvo docldod that rnfniilng to tahe mpor* nnd perlwilc-.ils from tho poatofflnn. or Ovtitai\ntl leaving them imciilled .or ii prima evidenceof INTENTIONAL fKAtro. A $50,000 MOXUMKNT will be erected to the late I'. T. liarnum at Bridgeport, Ci A PAKTY of American enghiecrs have left New York to survey a route for the proposed North ami South American railway. THE richest American college is Columbia, xvith an endowment of £0,000,000. Harvard cornes second with about $7,000,000. THE commissioners of the District of Columbia have been asked to recall all permits issued to Italian organ grinders, as it is alleged that the music may cause trouble. THE popular estimate of the cotton crop tliis year runs from eight and a quarter to eight and a half millions of bales, a crop that is larger by a million bales, in round numbers, than any crop heretofore picked. CHAIUTON, la., runs its own electric lighting, keeping aglow 1300 16-candle power lamps all night and every night, at a cost of $3.15 per light per year. IT. Q. Stuart, the mayor, so officially reports. The cost of the plant wos 820,783. RECENT events have made an impression upon the mind of Senator YV'ash- burne, of Minnesota. He says: "Something must be done, and very soon, to prevent the countries of Europe from emptying their criminals and human ficuui upon the people of the United States." Uxr>KU an old law making it illegal to ehoot at night a sportsman recently arrested in Paris for unlawful killing of game drew from the courts a legal defi- jnition of the day's end. It was decided that night began with the close of twilight, or when the sun had descended fcix degress below the horizon. ^ Freemason who succeeds Gen. Pike as the highest dignitary of ih<- order in this country, is Dr. J. C. Bachelor, of New Orleans, lieutenant grand commander of the grand consistory of tho ancient and accepted Scottish rite in the southern jurisdiction. Ho is a Canadian by birth, but settled in Alabama before the war. ^ A xoTKr.TY in the washing machine line has just been invented. It is connected with a child's swing-, and after the soiled garments, with the proper quantity of soap shavings, have been put in the tub, a child is placed in the swing, which is set in motion, and moves automatically, and turns tho washing machine. MRS. HAKRIET MAXWELL CONVERSE has been adopted as a member of tho Senccu Nation, of New York, and given the n;i;nc of Ya-lh-Wah-Noh, meaning "embussador" or "the watcher," which was the name borne by the wife of the famous Corupianter. This is said to be the first case in Indian annals in which a white woman has been adopted as an actual member. ONE thing sorely needed in this country, says the Baltimore American, is An educational society to impress on parents that children locked up alouo invariably begin to play with fire, and -that little ones lelt in solitary juxtaposition to tubs of boiling water never "Jfcil to fall in. The horrible accidents •of this nature almost daily reported do not r,eom to have any effect on this parental carelessness. MRS. OLK BUM. and others employed themselves during-the intervals between the sessions of the late national council of women in Washington iu getting signatures to a pledge drawn up by Miss VYillard not to wear the bodies or leathers of birds, because of the great cruelty practiced by those who obtain them, and the wholesale slaughter of the most beautiful song-birds which this inexcusable fashion involves. Over one hundred and fifty women signed. THE French ship yards have in progress of construction for the French navy six armored battle ships, four armored ships for coast defense, two armored gun bouts, five armored cruisers, three cruisers of the first-class and four of tlu- second, two torpedo cruisers, seventeen high sea torpedoes, twenty- four torpedo boats of the first-class and twenty-six of the second. The armored ships have a tonnage of !)0,0ili, the cruisers of C5.4SO, the torpedoes 7,084. The toUiK-ost of all these naval structures will be §70,000,000. Tin-: principle of the expansion and contraction of a metallic loop made of German silver and .steel when expose to varying temperatures has been utilized for automatically shutting off gas when it has been blown out, instead of being turned off in the usual way. One end of the loop, which is adjusted close to the gas Hume, is free, while the other is secured to the fixture. A valve controlling the gas is attached to the free end, and when the gas is burning- the valve is open and the gas freely escapes. If, however, the gas is blown out, the loop will shut of the gas. FLOWERS FOR BEN. Novel floral Spectacles -Witnessed in Cftl* Ifornla by President Harrison and Hit Fellow Traveler*—Recaptions JKtaewhere. Et, PASO, Tex., April 22.— Mexico Joined the United States iu doing 1 hono* to President Harrison. The presidential train arrived at El Paso at 10 o'clock a. m. Tuesday after a run of more than 000 miles from Han Antonio. Uov. Carillo, of the Mexican state of Chihuahua; Major-Uen. Kangel, Hupresentinp the president of Mexico; Mexican customs officers, den. McCook, of the United States army, and prominent citizens met the president at the train. A detachment of the Fifth infantry and band, a number of Mexican officers with a military band, and the local organizations formed a procession to the courthouse, where speaking took place. At many of the street corners wore banners in Spanish and English, braving the words "Reciprocity witli Mexico." TUCSON, A. T., April 23.—The special train bearing tho presidential party arrived at Tucson at 8:20 o'clock Tuesday night, promptly on schedule time. The principal incidents on the run from i El Paso were short stops made at Dem' ing-, N. M., and Bowie, Wileox and lien- son. A. T. The president was received at each of these places by a military salute and was heartily cheered by the people. INIUO, Gal, April 23.—The presidential train arrived here on time at 8:15 a. m. Wednesday. It was met by Gov. Markham, of California, Gen. Crocker, and a number of others who will accompany the party to the Pacific coast. Gov. Markham delivered an address of welcome and the president replied that it was his desire to see California, which put into his mind this trip, and he expressed his gratification w,Hh the growth of the Pacific coast interests and the pleasure he felt in this opportunity to witness the same. Los AXOKUKS, Cal., April 24.—The president's trip to Los Angeles, which was reached at 3 o'clock p. m., Wednesday was marked by many interesting in- ineidents,principal of which was a cordial reception given by citizens of Ontario and Pomona. The ceremonies in this city consisted of a street parade, by which tho presi- | dent was escorted to the city hall. Ad- I dreascs were made by Gov. Markham ; and JMayor Hazard and were responded | to by the president, Secretary Rusk and Postmaster General Wanamaker. At night a public reception was held at the pavillion; and later the party was entertained at the Union League club. The train left at midnight for San Diego. RIVKKPIDK, Cal., April 24.- President Harrison's train halted at 3:45 p. m. near Arlington and about 0 miles from Riverside, whore carriages were in waiting and the party was driven to Riverside through a succession of orange groves. Under an escort of two companies of soldiers the president proceeded to the Glen wood hotel, where lie made a short address. Upon arrival at San Diego in the morning- the president proceeded to the Hotel de Coronado, where he was received by ex-Go v. Murray and Mayor CJunn and the San Diego' reception committee. Gov. Torres, chief executive of-Lower California, and his staff, representing the president of Mexico, were also introduced. SANTA BAKHAKA, Cal., April 25.—A drizzling rain interfered somewhat with the pleasure of the presidential party Friday morning. The president rose about S o'clock, and after breakfast at Pasadena he and the members of his party, with Gov. Markham and those accompanying him, were driven i about the principal streets of the town and through several orange groves. The route of the drive was past the residences of Gov. Markham and Mayor Lukens. At a prominent street corner a large floral arch had been erected, and near this the school children of the city, more than a thousand in number, had assembled. As the president appeared they threw thousands of roses, calla lilies and orange blossoms in the pathway of his carriage and fairly filled the vehicle with flowers. Immediately after their return to the hotel the party went to the train, leaving for Santa Barbara at 11 o'clock. Soon after the train reached here a procession was formed at the station composed of a cavalcade of Spanish citizens in their native costumes, the local grand army post, and a brigade of children and citizens in gayly- decorated carriages. The party was first escorted to the Promenade des Anglais, a beautiful drive bordered on both sides with mountains, dotted with picturesque villas. Hero they witnessed a battle of flowers—a spectacle new to this country, but familiar to all visitors to Nice during carnival week. The engagement was participated in by ladies and gentlemen in open carriages, so covered with flowers and green that they were completely obscured, even to wheels and harness. Each carriage was provided with a profusion of small bouquets, and as they passed each other the occupants threw flowers with zest and precision. The utmost good nature characterized the battle, which was pleasantly interspersed with merry laughter and badinage. A visit to the old Santa Barbara mission was then made, and after a public reception at the hotel the party left for Suii Francisco. BLOOD oranges have become so plentiful in this country that the New York Journal has renewed the charge that the Italian fi-iit dealers of the metropolis are guilty of charging ordinary oranges with red aualiue dye by the means of hypodermic syringes. This charge is corroborated by one of the leading fruit-dealers (»f New York, who, In answer to an inquiry as to blood oranges, replied: "Blood oranges? Why, they are simply oranges that are 'fixed' by Italian dealers. We don't deal in (hat kind of fruit." Beware of the blood that is in the orange—there 4»»|fer i CAPT. JAMES CAKBOLL, the new congressional delegate from Alaska, was born in Illinois and waa a sailor on the lakes in his youth, but for the last eleven years commanded steamers running from Columbia river to Sitka. He represents a constituency of about eight thousand Alaskans. THE number of pictures to be exhibited at the main Paris salon this year has been reduced from 2,400 to 1,800. Do KOT all live by their wits—professional humorists-—N. Y. Mail and Express. HORRIBLY BUTCHERED, A Terrible Atnrdftr in New York the Belief that "Jack th« Ripper" Ha* Located In That City. NEW YORK, April 25.—A horrible arime committed in a thickly populated section of lower New York at some time between 11 o'clock Thursday niffht and 10 o'clock Friday morning justifies a suspicion that tho fiend known as "Jack the Ripper" of White- chapel notoriety in London has located in this city, or that an equally bloodthirsty wretch is plyfag his trade of murder in the same fashion. Between the hours named an unknown woman about 55 years of age was disemboweled at the Fourth Ward hotel, a resort at No. 14 Catherine slip, and her assassin has disappeared mysteriously. About 10:30 o'clock Thursday night a tall, slender man about !!0 years of age, dressed in a brown cutaway coat and light trousers, met an old woman who is known by the name of "Shakespeare" around the Fourth ward, and with her entered the hotel and asked for a room for the night. The man registered under the name of C. Nicoli, and he and the woman were shown to a room on the top floor. Friday morning the bartender went to the room and rapped on the door. There was no response and he forced the door. The dead body of the old woman was found lying on the bed. It was shockingly cut and mutilated. The body waa completely naked. A deep gash extended from the lower part of the abdomen upward to the breast, which disemboweled it completely. The entrails had apparently been torn from the iiody and were scattered over the bed. There' were also two deep cuts crossing each other on the back in the form of an exact cross. It is believed the murderer strangled his victim first and then proceeded to his horrible butchery. There was no trace of the man, and no one had seen b-im leave the hotel. The detectives placed under arrest a bartender, a woman named Mary Heeler and the chambermaid, Mary Mineter. The coroner has the murderer's knife, which is a common ^table knife with a broken blade about two inches in length and half an inch wide, j The resemblance between this murder ' and those credited to Jack the Ripper ! in London is strong enough to war- I rant the presumption that the object ' aimed at was the same, although 'the procedure was slightly different. Inspector Williams is assisting Inspector Byrnes in questioning the people continually being brought in by the largest force of central office detectives and policemen ever put to work on a single case in New York. One of the women arrested, a Mrs. Harrington, Who keeps a lodging house, gave information whereby the police arrested a man known in his haunts as "Frenchy," and who, according to Mrs. Harrington, was an acquaintance of the dead woman, whose name she said was Carrie Brown, 00 years old. The woman formerly lived out at service, but was so much given to riotous living that she acquired an unenviable reputation and thus lost her chances of gaining an honest living. The police would give no information concerning the man, nor would they give his right name. VON MOLTKE IS DEAD, th» life of One df German}-'* Greatflftt Soldiers Cornea to * Sudden Cloae-th* Fatherland In Mourning-Short Sketch of the Veteran's Military Career. BEHUN, April 28,—General von Moltke, one of the great historic figures of the German empire, died sud« denly Friday night at his residence in this city. He was an interested spec* tator of the proceedings in the reichstag Friday afternoon, and appeared in excellent health, laughing and chatting pleasantly with Chancellor von Caprivi and several members of the reichstag. After the session he lingered in the lobby a few minutes conversing with a number of army officers, and then was driven to his residence. At 0:80 o'clock Friday night his physicians were summoned, but on their arrival a few minutes later they found the general dead and pronounced the cause heart disease. While the general was sitting in his chair reading he suddenly gasped and without a word expired. The family entertained hopes that he could b'e resuscitated but the physicians at once determined that he was dead. The news spread rapidly through the city and on every hand created tho most AVENGED THEIR COMRADE. Soldiers Attack tlio Jail at Walla Walla, Wash., and Shoot to Death the Mur. deroi- of One of Their Companions—A Conflict with Prison Guards in Which » Number of Persons Are Said to Have lieuu Killed. PORTLAND, Ore., April 3;>. — Word comes from Walla Walla of a bloody conflict between 150 soldiers and a sheriffs guard, in which the latter while repelling an attack on the jail by the troops fired upon them with deadly effect, the soldiers answering with a volley which mowed down a number of the citizens acting as guards. The peculiarity of the affair is. that it was probably the first instance recorded where soldiers, armed and uniformed, have resorted to mob violence against the civil authorities. On Wednesday night A. J. Hunt, a gambler, whose reputation was bad even among his companions, became engaged in an altercation with Private Miller and struck him in the face. Miller returned the blow and was getting the best of the fight when Hunt drew a revolver from his hip pocket and shot Miller dead, A mob at once collected, and an attempt was made to lynch the murderer, but he was hurried to jail by the authorities, who determined that the law should take its course. Talk of lynching has been heard on the streets ever since the murder, *md the sheriff, fearing an attempt would be made to take the prisoner out and lynch him, swore in a number of citizens as snecial deputies, armed them with ritles and placed them inside the jail with instructions to guard the prisoner at all hazards. Friday night the jail, a strong structure, was surrounded by fully 150 soldiers, who demanded the surrender of 11 uut. The sheriff refused, hot words were exchang-ed, and several of the more impetuous deputies tired upon the soldiers, who answered with a volley. The dispatches say half a dozen persons were killed and many wounded, but whether they were citizens or soldiers is not known. After the shooting the soldiers are reported to have battered down the door of the jail and riddled Hunt with bullets. VERESTCHAGIN, the Russian painter, will make an extended tour among the Sioux and other Indian tribes. His design is to secure data for a great work on the red man as he exists under government control in the United States. Tho general impression is that he has an imperial order for the work and that it will be the effort of his life. II. J. BIBLE of Lyon county, Kan., rented a farm last year for gsso on which he raised 8,000 bushels of corn. At present prices his crop would bring 1 84,000. He had no one to help him his son, but Providence way have it Ms COr.Vr IIELMUTH VON MOLTKE. profi.und sorrow. Emperor William, whose love for the old soldier amounted almost to idolatry, shed tears when he heard of the general's death, and immediately ordered that extensive preparations be made to show the esteem in which he was held by the nation. Residences and business places in Berlin are already being draped, and tho city presents a spectacle similar to those witnessed after the deaths of Emperor William and Ernperor Frederick. Telegrams of condolence have been received from all the large cities of the empire and from the various courts of. Europe, all paying tribute to the general's worth ;*5 a citizen and a soldier. Emperor Francis Joseph has already announced his intention of being present at the funeral. King Umberto, of Italy, expresses deep sorrow and says the general was the foremost soldier of the century. The funeral will probably take place on Tuesday. IHelmuth Karl von Moltke was descended Irora a well-known Mecklenborp family. He was born at Purohim on October 2(5, 1800. Soon after his birth his parents settled in Hoi- stein and in his 13th year he was sent to Copenhagen to devote himself to the military profession. In 1833 ho entered the Prussian service as a lieutenant and studied in the military academy. In 1835 he took a tour in Turkey, which brought him under the notice of the sultan, who advised •with him on the reorganization of tho Turkish army. Ho remained several years in Turkey and in 18,'i9 took part in the campaign of tho Turks in Syria against the Viceroy Meliemed All of Egypt. In 1845, having returned to Prussia and published an account of his Turkish experiences, he became adjutant to Prince Henry, of Prussia, then resident in Rome, and after his death was engaged with the general command on the Rhine, becoming in 18-18 a member of the grand general stuff and in 1849 chief of the stuff of the army corps in Magdeburg. In 1858 he was advanced to the rank of chief of the grand general start of the Prussian ariny, mid in JK>9 became a lieutenant general. In Hie Austro-Itallan war Moltke was present in the Austrian headquarters, and after the conclusion of peace sp;u-ed no pains to develop Ihe capacity of the Prussian army. When the war of 1884 against Denmark broke out Moltke sketched the plan - of the campaign and assisted in its execution. The whole plan of tho Bohemian campaign was due to Moltke, who was personally present in the battle of Koniggratz, which he led. He in like manner arranged the bold advance of the Prussian columns against Olmutz and Vienna and negotiated the preliminaries of peace. For these services he received the order of the Black Eagle. To the brilliant strat- esy of "Father Moltke," as he was termed in the German army,, the vie- torles in the Franco-German war were ascribed. He wus practically the commander in chief and the whole plan of campaign wus clue to him. In recognition of his services he was made chief marshal of the German empire in 1871 and wus created count in J873. Prom the ezur he received the military decoration of the order of Sf. Goorge in 18TO audfrom his own Hovorfiffn the grand cross of tho order of the Icon Cross in 18? 1. j in FLOODS IN PERU. Instruction ot Property—People Driven from Their Homes by tbe \Vutcrs. PANAMA, April 25.—Reports from Peru tell of disastrous rainstorms and floods. Between March 1 and S3 eleven rainstorms swept over Lamabayayque. A correspondent writes: The river of the same name iu the town increased to enormous proportions and flooded the country all around for nearly 80 miles. The villages of J ayanea, Olme's, Motupe, I'acora, Tucumo, Mochumi and Mo- renpe have been inundated, and many houses have fallen down. The churches at ./avanca and Mornupe fell down while several small towns suffered severely. Not 11 single rail of the Chiin- bote & Sucluniau railroad remains in place on many miles of the embank- A Georgia Uurriu);* Ceremony. A certain Georgia editor, who is also » real-estate agent, a building and loan association director, an attornoy-at-law, olerk of tho town council and pastor of tho village church, was recently asked to marry a couple. Ho was iu a great hurry and tho couple surprised him in the middle of a heavy editorial on the Urirt. '-Time is money," said be, without looking up from his work. "Do you wan i her?" Tho inau said "yOB- 1 ' "And do you wu&t him?" The girl stammered, au a flit-motive. "Man and wife," cried tbu editor. "One dollar. Urjng mo • d of wood lor it—<Mje-(ifelfd gj&ei FOSTER'S MISSION. The te«-Mlnl*t*r Meets with Huo«e«g Ml* Negotiation* with SpiUn—trncle Capture* tho I>ton't Hhare of Cnba'f trudc. . LoNBdN, April 21.— -The reciprocity convention between Spain and tha United States as drafted by Premier Canovas del Castillo, representing Spain, and Gen. J. W. Foster, representing the United States, is based, as far as the United States is concerned, upon the reciprocity section of the new American tariff law. In return for the privilege of free entry into the United States of Antilles sugar, molasses, coffee and hides, and a reduction of the duty on tea, America will obtain exemption from duties, on most of its raw and manufaetered products, and a reduction of the tariff on cereals and flour. The negotiations were protracted upon the question of the entire abolition of the tariff on cereals, flours and oils, including petroleum and lard. The same question in regard to tobacco was also raised, but not coming within the scope of the third section of tho American tariff law was put aside. Premier Canovas offered protracted resistance to the abolition of the tariff on flour. Barcelona and Santauder traders, who are largely interested in flour shipments, presented energetic protests which fortified the minister in his indisposition to accede to the American proposals. Eventually representations that American reciprocity would be impossible without the free admission ol American cereals induced Premier Canovas to assent to such a reduction of the tariff as will place American Horn upon a nearly equal footing with Span ish flour. Santander merchants declare that, taking into consideration the cost of the transportation of Castile grain, of which the bulk goes to the Antilles, American flour will crush out the Spanish product 'in the Spanish West Indies. Cuba now consumes 500,000 barrels of flour yearly, chiefly Spanish, which enters free of duty, and pays for it §12 per barrel. Trade in American flour, burdened with an e:-rtra duty of 20 per cent, since 1889, has been completely wiped out to the advantage of the Spanish product. Under the new convention the entry of American flour practically free of duty will lower the price to about six dollars per barrel and will extinguish the importation of Spanish flour while increasing the Cuban consumption to a million barrels yearly, all of which will be American product. If the pressure of Spanish intei-ests had not been counteracted by the demands of the Cuban commission of notables, who were determined to obtain reciprocity with the United States, Premier Canovas would have declined to make such concessions. The prospect of a dangerous tension of the relations of SfKiin with Cuba and Puerto Ilico, resulting probably in civil war, obliged the government to sacrifice home industries to colonial interests. Under the new convention America will obtain a kind of zollverein with the Spanish Antilles. Her wheat, beans, flour, lard, petroleum, manufactured products and machinery will enter practically free of duty. Among other Spanish exports olive oil will be replaced by American lard, and beans, now exported to Cuba in large quantities, will cease to be sent. The advantages resulting to Cuba will be great, but it is impossible to estimate the injury to Spanish trade. According to the returns of the British consul general at Havana the sugar crop in Cuba for 1890 amounted to 045,604 tons, against 526,439 tons in 1880. Of molasses the total product was 111,423 tons, as compared with 101,059 tons in 1889. The exports of sugar to Europe from the 1st' of January to tho Slst of July, 1S90, were 40,805 tons, and to the United States during the same period 359,013 tons. CONGRESSMAN FORD DEAD. Stricken with Apoplexy at His Home i.t Grand Raphls, Mich. GBAND RAPIDS, Mich., April 31.— Congressman Melbourne II. Ford was found in bed unconscious and the doctor who was called pronounced it a case of apoplexy. He died at 2 p.m. Mr. Ford was born forty-two years ago in Michi gan. He \ vas a mvlshipman in the navy. He was elected to the state lejr- CONGlUCS8MANFO«I Mslature fpom ^ city in U'84, was elected to the Fiftieth congress, defeated for the Fifty-first and reelected last November by over 3,500 plurality. He leaves a wife and three children. FAVA TALKS. The Late Italian minister Frees His Mind. PARIS, April 21.—Baron Fava, the Italian minister at 'Washington, who recently left the United States on leave of absence, 1ms arrived here on his way to Koine. The Soleil declares that'the baron, while on his way across the Atlantic, assured several of his fellow- passengers • that Marquis Imperial! di Francavilla, the Italian charge d' affaires at Washington, would be recalled. Italy, the baron is said to have added, would not have a diplomatic representative at Washington until the New Orleans affair was finally settled. SHOT DOWN IN COLD BLOOD. Tcuueauce Mountaineer* tilde Into a Tau Bark Camp aua Murder Six Slen, CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., April 21.—A report reached here from Rockwood 70 miles from Chattanooga on tbe Cin cinnati Southern road, that near that place last Sunday a party of native mountaineers rode into 'a tan bark camp situated on the Cumberland mountains und without warning shot and killed six negroes »»d wounded ten. The rnouataioeers, it is said, hud been discharged for incom- and, took tW^ jgaetkod. of BLOOD FLOWED FREELY. Striker* in tho Cok* ttefclons Again Mob their EttctOrs — Sheriff McOormlcH Bravely Defends Himself, Mot In So Doing He fn forced to Shoot A Woman and A Couple of Men—ftiatou* Scene* Attend the Street Car Strike In Detroit. UNIONTO-WN, Pa., April 24.—A serious tlot occurred at Monarch Thursday morning which resulted in the fatal wounding of one man and the serious injury of a woman. The sheriff of Fayette county, with his deputies, has been defied, and the sheriff himself assaulted, shot in the ankle and beaten and cut with an ax in the hands of an Infuriated Hungarian woman. Since the ugly More wood affair the women have taken the principal part in defying deputies, tho men either preferring to obey the orders of their leaders and remain inactive or thinking the sheriff and troops will nob be so severe where women lead the attacks. Thursday morning .Sheriff McCormick and his deputies went to Jjeinenrinp No. 3 to evict ten families of striking Slavs, and as was their experience at Adelaide Wednesday they had a bloody battle with an infuriated mob of men and women. It was about 11 o'clock when the sheriff and his deputies reached house No. 105, occupied by Thomas Tarr. The sheriff at once read the writ of eviction to Tarr, and by the time he was through with it a crowd of three or four hundred men and women had collected in front of the premises. Tarr, with an oath, declined to evacuate the domicile, and seizing an ax stood in the doorway and defied the sheriff to enter. Andy Blashko's wife, who lived in the other half of the house and who had given birth to a child only two days before, hearing the tumult rushed out, and spying the sheriff made a dive for him, pistol in hand. The sheriff saw her coining, and just as she was about t6 fire at his breast he struck the pistol a downward blow with his left hand and at the same time fired the revolver he had in his right hand at her. The two pistols went off simultaneously and both took effect. The sheriff had shot the woman in the fleshy part of the left thigh, and she had shot him in the loft ankle. The ball, however, struck him only a glancing lick and did not do him much injury. The shot in the woman's thigh seemed to infuriate her the more and she made a second dash at the sheriff, who shoved her back. She fell to the ground and was carried into the house in a half- unconscious condition by friends. Andy Blashko, seeing that his wife was being roughly handled, made a dash at the sheriff with a club, but the nervy- little officer was too quick for him, and, taking deliberate aim, shot Blashko in the left ankle, the bullet making- an ugly hole in the flesh and shattering the bone. By this time the sheriff's blood was up, and, with a cocked revolver, 44- caliber, in either hand, he stood with his back against the end of the house and informed the mob that the first man who made a move towards him he would shoot, and shoot to kill. For a moment the crowd held back; then Martin Scroupka. who lives at Leisenring No. 1, left the crowd and rushed at the sheriff with a lai-ge club uplifted. The sheriff waited until Scroupka got within 5 feet of him and then fired. The shot took effect, the bullet striking Scroupka in the mouth, knocking out two of his teeth and lodging somewhere in the back pai-t of hit* mouth. The wounded Slav wheeled and started to run along the end of the house and the sheriff followed him, firing as rapidly as he could. By this time Capt. Frasher, of Company C, had brought the soldiers up the road on double quick, and their presence at once quelled the rioters, and the sheriff and his deputies proceeded to the work of evicting, and in a very short time the household effects of thirteen strikers were piled in front of so many houses. DETROIT, Mich., April 24.—The striking street-car employes presented a stronger front Thursday morning than at any time during the strike. In the afternoon a car which had been lying at the river front all day was started vip the hill. The word was quickly passed, and in a short time abottt 15,000 people packed the broad avenue from the north side of Jeifc'rson avenue down to the river. The ear started up the hill at breakneck speed, the mob closed about it, a man leaped from among 1 the crowd and grasped the bridle of the team. The driver whipped hia horses and the man was dragged from his feet and pulled all the way across the street. But he held on, ran the horses into a buggy and stopped the car. In the meantime a number of buggies, trucks, etc., had been run across the track. The dozen policemen on the car tried to remove them but could not succeed in doing so, and the car was started back. The crowd pursued it and, unhitching the horses, tried to run the car into the river. A ferryboat coining into the dock just at that moment pre- veated them carrying out their design. At this point the crowd was charged by a force of police and clubbed' "unmercifully. Revolvers were drawn and for a few moments it looked as if there was to be bloodshed, but the police presented a sturdy front and effected some arrests which quickly quieted the crowd considerably. HIGHER RATES PROBABLE. Indications of uu Increased Demand for Grain Iu Europe. WASHINGTON, April 23. — A letter from a large steamship firm in England indicates the probability of an increased shipping business and higher grain rates from United States ports this summer. The writer says it is evident that betweea now and next harvest a large quantity of grain must come from America to supply the deficiency in France, which is stated to be about 10,0010,000 oy 11,000.000 cartSBS, 04 P*Mm» will

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