The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on May 13, 1891 · Page 2
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Algona, Iowa
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who takes the paper regularly from the -,—-a. .hether dlreoterfto h»s name or whether s ft mmcttber or not, is responsible for the pa;. f jt^sB 6 «onrts have decided that refusing to take •\ ««W8pftpers find pefiortionla from the postofflce, or S #«Wovlnr: and leavlnn thifm nnoHllod ior is ' MM* OVIaenCO Of INTENTIONS L J-RAtfJ). TPHtt number of vessels arriving at American ports with yellow jack on ittard has induced New Orleans to quar- fcntine against it. MAPLE trees have been set out at various points through the south, and if It is found the sap will run well, groves Of them will be planted instead of •orange groves wherever possible. THE lowest body of water on the globe is the Caspian sea. Its level has been gradually lowering for centuries and now it is thirty-five feet below the level of its neighbor, the lUack sea. NICKEL and tin, gold and silver, iron •nd lead have already been discovered fa the Black Hills, and now comes the *eport that quicksilver has been added 4e> the mineral resources of the terri- story. THE principal Georgia lumber dealers have formed a pool and capitalized their *nills, railroad and timber lands at 85,'000,000 with a view of keeping up prices. .Hundreds of thousands of acres are controlled by the trust, which hopes to combine the entire lumber output of the Efulf states. AT the Champs de Mars, in Paris, this month, there is to be a publicity expo- ^9ition, comprising exhibits of all the 'newspapers in the world. It will be an .imposing and instructive manifestation .of the power which, more than any other in this age of readimg, shapes the destinies of the world. IT is but a few years since sewing was introduced into the Philadelphia .public schools, but in that time great .progress has been made, and already hundreds of girls, besides the usual ae- >eomplishments, are qualified to cut and make garments for themselves, so that they are practical dress-makers. «2oROPE's population on January 1 380,200,000. The population' of «ach of the other continents was estimated to be as follows: Asia, 850,000,'000; Africa, 127,000,000; Australia, 4,780,- OOO; North America, 89,250,000; South America, 36.420,000; polar regions, 300,'000. The total would then be 1,787, (500, • COO. EXOLAND is having more than the •*sual trouble just at present with its Indian possessions, and has no less than three affairs on its hands—with the .Manipuris in Burmah, with several tribes in the Punjaub, and finally with "the riotous Hindoos of the ancient city ••of Benares, who are dissatisfied with the removal of a very old temple in or•der to make way for waterworks. TTIE irrigation problem has received » partial solution by the success of an -*rtesian well near Huron, S. D., which lias just come in. The well is 030 feet •deep, and sends a column of water eight inches in diameter ten feet into the air. The flow, estimated at 10,000 gallons per minute, flooded the ground so rapidly that great ditches had to be dug to carry it off. One such well will irrigate .,» good many farms. "Tins census report shows that Phila- '•"delphia has passed New York as a man• wfacturing center and taken first place • among American cities in that regard. 1 For several years past New York has ; been holding its own in respect to man- i ufaet-uring interests. Heavy taxes have "'been driving them to other states and -cities. The.cities and towns of Connecticut and New Jersey have profited enor- .saously by this exodus. "A -LADY in Missouri who was a candidate for school commissioner received but six votes. Out of gratitude for the •snen who rallied so nobly to her standard she offered a reward of §50 each if •they would come forward and reveal •their identity. The day the reward was •offered 780 men presented themselves *t the house and claimed the reward. To the credit of her business sense it anay be said that she has suspended inpayment in the matter of the reward until she has had time to think it all •over. THE longest bridge in the world is the Lion Bridge, near Sangang, in Chi- ina. It extends five and one-quarter .aniles over an area of the Yellow Sea -and is supported by SOO hug-e stone •arches. The roadway is seventy feet £i);ove the water and is inclosed in an iron network. A marble lion twenty-one feet long- rests on the crown of every pillar. The bridge was built at the command of the Emperor Kieny Lrong, who abdicated in ITtiO on account jef old age. . women type-writers and stenog- •niphers of N/JW York city have decided 4k> form a union. Ten years ago women ^vere not employed in this capacity, •while to-day 0,UOO women are employed «s stenographers and type-writers in .New York and Brooklyn. The union movement has been started by some of •the better-paid workers. It is said that "the average wages are less than §8 a •week. Positions that were once filled by men at £35 a week, are now occupied by ••women at $15, while there are many •women working at this business for 85, •ud even $3 a week. THE journey of President Harrison eug-gests to the Philadelphia Ledger that tke custom has been honored by nearly jevery president since Madison's time, ••and while some of the tours have been irather limited, others have been quite •Wrteiided. But there has been no such •extensive single trip as the one Presv dent Harrison made since the first pres- idental tour of President Monroe. This •four was really a visit of military in iH«etion by the coiuinauJer-in-uiiiel' of <&e army of the United States. Washington and John Adams while iu the presidential office, did not do NONE INDICTED. I.ynnliorn of the Mafia nt Kew Or» iouna Go .Scot I'Tee— neport of the Sp«» clal Urttnd Jury— Bills Retuvnert Agalnat Several Jury Urlber*. NEW Otir.KANs, May 0.— After si* weeks' investigation the grand jury completed its labors in the Mcnnessy case and the killing of Italians at the parish prison by returning six indictments for attempted bribery and presenting a report of its investigations. The men indicted are Thomas McCrystol and John Cooney, with D. C. O'Malley and Bernard Glandi, Charles (.•ranger and Bernard Armant. The grand jury failed to return indictments against any one of the participants in the killing of the prisoners who had been acquitted of the charge of murdering Chief Hennessy, explaining its action by saying that the uprising was spontaneous; that from 0,000 to 8,000 persons took part in the affair, which was of such a magnitude that it was difficult to fix the guilt. Nine of the eleven who were killed in the parish prison are clearly shown to have renounced their allegiance to any foreign power. The jury first refers to the investigation into the Hennessy assassination. It characterizes the verdict of the petit jury as startling, amazing, a bitter disappointment, shocking to the opinion and provoking the repealed accusation that some of tho jury had been unfaithful to their high office. It terms the case as made by the state a strong one in every respect, and refers to the rumors '•hat the jury was tampered with. Each one of the jurors, the report says, was summoned and made a .statement. and the report refers further to the surprising scenes which took place iu tho petit jury room. The actions of the petit jury are analyzed and it says that talesmen were approached prior to the trial and the vile work of attempting to bribe carried on even in the coiirt room. One favorite expression made to talesmen was: "Big money might be made by going- on the jury and doing right," and there is no possible doubt but that such attempts were made by various parties in the service of the defense; entertained by some of the talesmen and scornfully rejected by others. Talesmen who had been approached refused to tell what they knew, and pave the impression that they hail boon silenced. The grand jury learned that the list of 500 talesmen in tho Hennussy case was in the office of O'Malley & Adaias at 11 o'clock Sunday morning 1 , February 22, 1801, though the trial judge issued special orders on Saturd/iy evening that the list was not to be made public or given to the counsel oi cither side until Monday morning. It is not shown by whose hands the lists were secured, but enough ia known to confirm the past secret and powerful influence of the so-called private detective agency and Counsel Adams to handle the machinery of the court. Great and small pieces of evidence: show that the lists of names were tampered with when drawn from the jury wheel and before they reached the jury box in the court. O'Malley was put in possession of the lists almost immediately and before they reached the district attorney. The existence of the Mafia is determined by evidence, says the report. It closes thus: "The condition of affairs in this community us to certain violators o> the law hail reached such us tugo that the law itself wiw well nigh powerless to deal with them, so far-reaching was their power ana influence in criminal cuscs. Good citizens were profoundly impressed by tho repeated and signal failure of justice. Tho arts of the perjurer and briber seemed to dominate in the courts, paralyzing and rendering powerless the ends of justice. Certainly thfe was u desperate situation, the public meeting,, fjeaeral and spontaneous in its character a* truly indicating an uprising of the masses. Wo doubt if any power at the command ol the authorities would have been sufficient to evercome its in tentlons. "Evidence is before us from official source! that eleven persons were killed' in the altacV on the parish prison. In the careful exam inatipu as to the citizenship of- these mer we find that eight of them were beyond question American citizens- and anothei had declared his intention in this court, which act carries with it the re- nun.;iation of allegiance to- Ms. native country. It is a noteworthy fact in connection with the uprising that 110 injury whatever was done tc eiltsr person or property beyond the o::o act whi in seemed to have been the object o! the assembling at the parish prison.. '•Wo have referred to the larse- mmjb*r ol citizens participating ia the de-munsinitir.n, es- tiirated by judges at from 6,000 to K.OUO, re gai r led as a spontaneous uprising of the poo pie . The magnitude of this affair roiikcs it a difficult tuslt to i1x the xm\l upon any number of participants,. in fact tli ;t net seemed to involve the entire people of parish and city of New Orleans, so profuse is their sympathy and extended- their connection with the ullair. In view of theso considerations the thorough examination of the subject h va failed to disclose the necessary facts to justify the grand jury in preseatiug indictments." RECIPROCITY WITH PERU, LOST ON LAKE SUPERIOR. The Ki.'hoonor Atlaiitn Founders OIV Wliite- iisli I'uint ami Three of Her Crew 1'erish. SAGIXA^V, Mich., May 6.—Tho schooner Atlanta, owned by C. K. Eastman and 'W. W. Steelu, of Saf/intuv, and Charles K. Jennison, of Hay City, i'uiujdcred about :^0 miles north of \Vhiteli:-ih Point on Lttke Superior Monday evening. After tho schoonei foundered the crew of five took to the yawl boat, which the heavy breakers capsized and all of them, with two exceptions, were drowned. The White- lish Point life-saving' crx>w- put forth every ett'ort and worked heroically, but tho heavy seas running prevented them from saving- the ineu. Tho Kiiixhtd Will Talui Part. CixcixxATi, May 0.—Much surprise is caused by tho announcement that the Kiiig-hto of Labor in this state has ordered 400 delegates to atteud the third piii'ty convention the week after next, •iiul that the order had done likewise in many other states. Over :J,0(j;) dcle- B'ates, it is now claimed, will attend. Uralli ol uu liidhuiu. i'ioneiT. \ r A.J.rAKAiso, Ind., May 0.—One oi tho oldest residents of this county, O. li. 1'Vf-ucii, has died near Porter Cross ]Joa^?b. lie was over four *;core yeur.s of agv, and had resided in Porter ccuu- ty nearJy sixty Soliw Come* to the trnlt«d States to Negotiate tot Closer Tf ntl6 R«i, lattong. , WASHINGTON, May l-~Pefu wauta reciprocity with the tfnited States. The new minister, Mr. Solar, Is now In New York, but will come to Washing* ton to present his credentials soon after President Harrison returns. Though he comes as regularly accredited minister, it is understood that Mr. Solar is really on a special mission to negotiate a reciprocity arrangement with the United States. Since the funding of the national debt by the Grace syndicate Peru has been coming out of the anaconda grip of Chili. Its commerce is looking up and its future is once more hopeful. Closer trade relations with the United States are important to Peru. It is the only South American country besides Ih-azil which produces sugar in large quantities. Its sugar plantations were destroyed iu the war with Chili, but they arc open to great ctcvel- opinent. So it is important to Peru that it insures a lasting free market for this product in the United States. It has also a growing export trade in hides. These products will form the basis of the concessions to be made to the United States. Peru took from the United State last year imports to the amount of nearly »1,500,000. These included breadstuffs, cotton manufactures, manufactures of iron and steel, petroleum, lumber and provisions. Nearly all these articles are dutiable. There is a special demand at present for American lard, and this will undoubtedly be included in the concessions. Vexatious fees in regard to the certification of invoices will also probably be modified as was done by the .Hrazitiau government in its reciprocity arrangement. Though the syndicate which funded the Peru national debt was made up mostly of Englishmen, a good deal of the material and machinery it is using in building railroads is shipped by the United States. This machinery and material goes in free in pursuance of the agreement made with the syndicate. A reciprocity arrangement between Peru and the United States will be likely to g-ive the same privileges to all citixens of the United States who are developing the mining and other industries of that country. SEIZED A WARSHIP. The Neutrality Laws tq 0 ,TJe StrictSy Enforced by Uncle Suiu During Chili's Civil War. SAX BIKOO. Cal., May 7.—Tuesday night United States Marshal Gard seized the Chilian steamer Etata, whiei was taking on provisions here to b& transferred to the insurgent warships Robert and Minnie. C; Manzeura was placed uiuler arrest. He was afterward permitted to return to his vessel under »'uard. The action of the United States marshal at San Diego, Cal., in seizing 1 the Etata is the re&alt of telegraphic correspondence between the president, Secretary Blame and Attorney General Miller. The latter has been authorized by the president to take whatever steps he deems necessary to eaforoe strict compliance with the l;uws of neutrality in the case of Chili and to seize all vessels fouiwl offending- ib that respect within the jurisdiction of the United States. Marshal Gard, whoi returned from a trip-in a tug beyond tlsus Heads Wedbaes- day morning, discovered the mysterious schooner which had b>en lying off the harbor was the Roberts and Minnia 1 of San Francisco, which was supposed! to have on boa^rd arms and; ammunition fer the Chili-an insurgents. Marshal Gai'd went ta the telegraph -srfQce upon his return Isere and filed a dispatch detailing the-result of his investigations. It is supposed he received farther instructions in reply, as in the- afternoon he chartered: the tug again, and this timer took on- board with him a company ol United S-tates soldiers i'rora the barracks here in/ addition to his deputies and started ior the open rsea with the- avowed intention of capturing 1 the schooner- and its carg-o of rifles and cartridges and bringing iliinto port, no matter whether it be overhauled within the limit &f S miles or not. THE TREATY WITH SPAIN. Coal, Pcfcuuieuiu, Miicjiiiiorj. and Lurd i« Ho Ailmi.tSi.'it Free Into Ciibu and Puortoi Kico mid, ilui Duty on Flueir to lie CLut In Two.. MA 11 mi». May 7.—The draft of the? treaty of commerce between Spain andi the United States was sent to the Spa«ii- ish nunihter at Washington last week with instructions to sign : ; .fc immediate^ ly. It is expected the necessary signatures will be appended by fhe end of this week. AKhough the Spanish government maintains the utmost reserve-in regard to the treaty, even refusing;' io communicate it to the Cuban deputies, i/.iiormutioii from a reliable source c«n- hi:ms th-t- report that coal, petroleum, machinery and fats wail be admitted J'ree into Cuba and Pueito Rico anri the present duty on flour will be reduced one-half iu exchange for the free admission into tho United States of sugai-'v coffee and cocas* The deputies from Castile continue- to oppose the treaty on the ground that it will render it impossible for Spanish liour to compete with American flour in thttj Spanish Antilles; but they cannot demand a vote upon the treaty, as the « l ove-rnmeut hais power to sign i.H without obtaining snocial authority from the chambers. LOST IN SAG IN AW BAY. four Children H'Jio .Started to Cross Sun clay Have Not Hecu Hnu-cl from. EAST TAWAS, Mich., May T.— Four children of a Mr. Purdy, two boys and two girls, aged from 7 to 1,8 years, left here Sunday morning 1 in an open boat intending to cross Saginaw bay to Port Austin, a distance ol' about 30 miles. It is feared that they are lost, as violent gale spran;? up Sunday at noon and has been r;t»'hi<. r ever since, Tho children may possibly have reached Little Charity island, and in this eveivt lauyt be -mflieriug from hunger and e puswe * CARRIED Off BY CHILIANS. the qapturetl Itatft Makes the United Stated Officer Guarding tier a Prisoner and Sails from San JMoffo—He la Soon Put Ashore nnd Kntratcg Hli Thrilling Experience. SAN DIKQO, Cal., May 8.—When the Chilian transport Itata weighed its anchors Wednesday evening and com* menccd to steam rapidly clown the channel it was supposed the deputy United States marshal who had been put aboard to hold it would either be compelled to go with it to its destination, swim ashore or be cast adrift upon the desert Coronado islands, several miles off tha coast. He arrived in the city Thursday morning, however, tho Chilian captain having put him aslioro at Ballast point, 8 miles from town, and he made his way in as best he might. His statement makes rather sensational reading, and from all circumstances surrounding the case, the Itata is nothing more nor less than a privateer in the service of Chilian rebels. • Deputy Marshal Spaulding's story of the escape is as follows: "After being lelt on boiml in cliurgo of tho stcainev I in ail e »• hmrlcU inspection of tUo ship nnd found nothing to bo suspicious of. It continued to raueiva coal until 12:20 a. m., at which time I retired. I did not sleep much during tho nlRht on account of several of tho crow, whom I saw looking through tho window of my stateroom, which made mo feel nervous. During Wednesday nothing unusual occurred until 6:5r> p. m., when h boat containing First Mute Nelson, the surgeon with medicine chest and two passengers came to us. As soon as the passengers landed from tho boat one of them had a short conversation with the captain. I was at that time in tho dining- room. Five minutes later I found to my surprise the steamer under full head of steam nnd making for the ocoun. Tho captain came In a minute later and invited mo to his cabin, offering me a chair, and a second later he was joined by tho throo passengers. "They exhibited a revolver and asked me if I was armed, the captain (toting as spokesman. He said: " 'I have contraband goods on board and this Is life or death with me.' "Then pointing his linger to his throat he saU: 11 'Sec, this is what it moans.' "I wa-s so dumbfounded that I could not answer. Ho then caller! two of the Chilian crew and they stood guard near the door, each in-med with revolvers and n rifle. Ho then told me not to be alarmed but that if I wont out of tho cabin during his absence he would not bo responsible for what would happen, tolling mo that if I attempted to give a sign oi 1 jump overboard he would not ba ruspomjible for the result. About this time I noticed them lifting out of the hold four steel cannon, which they immediately p'.uced iu position on tho upper duck, after which they were loaded in my presence. Returning a few minutes later the captain said: " 'I have spoken to the pilot, and instead of putting you oi? at Point Lomii, in one of our own bouts, we will meet a boat from the pilot boat, lying at Ballast point.' "He then led me out of the cabin followed by his companions, each taking his revolver. On reaching the bridge I found on the dock below 100 Chilians, all armed to the teeth, nnd having repeal ing rifles, and most of them dressed in a uniform consisting of rcA caps and jackets. The captain gave a saucy Saugh and said: ' "See, we have changed i«to a man-of-war.' "I looked at the pilot and said: ' "Are you goint? to guide t5w ship out?* "Tho captnin spoke up awl said: 'No'—ex- aibiting a revolver—'this is going to guide it.' "The pilot turnosfl pale and. said: 'I guess I am in for it.' "By this timo we woro nearfae; the entirance io the harbor, and <ihe captain gave orders to Lhe cntrw to put over a la-j^er, also to the pilot ;o slowdown. Escorting mo to Slie said: BLAINE WRITES AGAIN. Mother Note from the Secretary of State on the tiehflng Sea CoHtifovnrny-tJnol* SAHI Willing to Snbfnlt io Arbitration, but Will Maintain til* Right to Protect the Scitls. WASHINGTON, May 8,—Secretary Blaino has given to the public a letter which he has sent to Minister Pannce- fote on the Behfing sea controversy. It confirms what has heretofore Been stated about the willingness of the United States to submit its claims to arbitration, but not on the misleading grotinds laid down by Lord Salisbury. Mr. JJlaine makes it clear that the closed sea theory which Prof. Elliott and other advocates of the late Alaska Fur Company have so persistently advanced forms no part of the national demand. On the contrary, it is specifically abandoned as untenable. This disposes of all arguments advanced by Lord Salisbury on the assumption that the United States claimed the right • to consider Behring sea a closed sea because Russia, by a ukase issued in 1821 (which the United States itself vigorously contested) so declared it. Mr. Dlaine rests his ai-gumcnt on the broader ground of public welfare and proposes that the arbitrators shall determine how far, if at all, -outside the ordinary territorial limits it is necessary that the United States shall exercise an exclusive jurisdiction in order to protect the seals for the time being living- and breeding on the islands of tlio United States and proceeding therefrom in search of food. He also submits to arbitration the question of prescribing a closed term for seal hunting and the limits over which it should extend. Suppleznentiug instances, already quoted in the correspondence, where Great Britain, as. in the case of the Ceylon pearl fisheries, exercises by common consent exclusive jurisdiction many miles from shore, Mr. Blaine asks one very happy and pertinent question from British laws enacted barely two years ago, by which the British government assumes to exercise fishing jurisdictions over 2,700 square miles of water off the coast of Scotland outside the usual maritime jurisdiction,and he adroitly paraphrases the language of this act and applies it to the seal fisheries of the Pribiloft' islands. FURIOUS FIRES. They Arc Haglng in Hio Forests of Jlllchl- ladder he f smoke. LAKK , Mich., May 8.— Fires have destroyed large- amounts of shingles, stove-wood shingle, and stave bolts. and pine and hardwood logs and are now burning: rapidly in a tract of pine and hardwood timber near. The town is completely surrounded by fire. EVAMT, Mich,., May 8.— There are fires on all sides, of us, and they are spreading rapi<ltty; pine and good hardwood timber are burning up, and stove wood, shingles, stave bolts and lath are being destroyed.. One barn and house have been destroyed about 3 miles from here. The sinok« j» blinding; farmers can do but little on account of so much CITY, Miefifc, May 8. —Forest fires started here Thursday morning ' 'Yo« must excuse use to Mais annoyaave.' 'After I was lowered over the sl'te the Jtaita - an " are burning over a large tract of then passed out the bay,, heading north. Male- f hardwood timber aiasi telegraph poles, rig inquiries from the boatman I. found that I j wood and shingle bolts axe burning. ,vas land*a eight mile* from Saw Die S o.. I | The firR is snrfi! ^v«,D- -r n .«t .™d U. i« jrotestecli vigorously to brfng made a. prisoner during tho passage of tho: vessel out ot the liarbor, an* also to leaving, the ship;- while in possession, of the government.. But they said no attention to my protest and keptm<? a prisoner uratil they urrive&at the point whev.o' they Intcndnd to put me oft They were cure fire ig spreadifflg . fasti and it feared will get into a lajrgre tract of • pine, which would reaalt in heavy dam- 'age. LAKE VIEW, Micft.,. May a—Forest fires have been raging- h-ere for two or fultosay nothing in my hearing that -would: re- -I three days. Some- form-houses and veal any 1'u'mre actions, except the onptuin ' bams have been destroyed! and val- ;avo me his uame and address.. I'mable hardwood tlm-be'r has been '"I will go directly to Valparaiso,.' lie said,, J !rninf>c? Tlip <:mnlrn.\age-os» }m.rl I' and would like to have you writo-motheue Mil^f^t «, ! v f? you feel disposed.' " ! "^y tnat tne sun couldi not bar seen. SAX FUA^CISCO, May 8..—The- Unite* j; M ^NTON, Mich., May 8..—Forest fires States stea»3aer Charleston- will, saaL for ij "* ve been Tn B™8 her.e- the- post three San Diego to-day in pursuit o€ the-- !• da J rB> The wllole eoontry around Chilian shio Itata. Secnetar.y Tracy i s*^™ 3 to be on fire.-. Stove- wood and telegraphed'special ordtns, and the• i] s:&lira S' le holts, logs, piriBi. nardiwood and iharleston Iteft Mare island:Thuxsday |i ntwnlock t im »er, all' an& burning, and anchored off San Franciscoi ' !' Kverything is very diry; Faraners can- WASHINGTMT, May 8.—Four eiaacuc j- ^^ <So much spring w.orlk,. the smoke is tive departments of the govenmneiot are' sa ver y bad that i<; bl inds them, after the Chilian insurgent, steamer--1 ^ESTABURG, Mich., May 8.—Two Itata. It is understood thsii Secsetaiy i baras and two sm all: fanm touses were Tracy cabled? Admiral McCasui, ill. e»m>- ' bM3rlled Thursday by focest fires. Large mand of the squadron at Valparaiso,, to'J! t f a ^ ts _°* "f^w 00 ^ timber are ^beinj? detail the Sam Francisco andi the Baltimore to intercept the Etata* wheireaeir found. The escape-of the Itata raises the portant questions of international The Alabama claims, whielu cost the- British government $20,000)000, aaose- in a similar manner, through, hh» equipment of a confederate- vessel in an English port and the supplying of men,. damaged, also wood and: stave bolts are burning up; nothing but rain will save greater losses. WJIKKMSR, Mich., Mlay 8 t —A large tract of hardwood timber- has been almost totally destroyed h.eve by fire, vrMch is still raging,. Four barns foamed Thursctoy. Facmers are all fighting to save their BATTLE IN HONDURAS. and ammunition to her by British sels. As th-u Itata has been: seized! by the United fc&ates at San Diego she-was- technically United States, psojaer- ty until (Discharged and: is, therefore liable- to recapture oit the high seas by a United States, man- of-war or 'ito confiscation iJE skis e-ver enters a ID'nited States, port. So far j as is known there is no, (ihai:>>:e of piracy ajfaoast cither tbts Itait* or the llobert and Minnie. They are charged with violajdou of the Heiijrulity laws, which foa-bid the fitting o-ut IB the United Staites of vessels-to war upon a country with which she United States is at peace. Incidentally the- legal determination of tlua force of this charge involves the question as. to whether the Chilian insurgents, are to, l»e recognized by thje- United States^—as they have been by Great lirdtain—as belligerents, and to the settlement of this question the state department officials are already applying themselves. STRUCK BY A TORNADO. A. Whirlwind Breaks Up a S-. Iu (ioruuiiur—Several Soltliera Hurt. liKKLiN May 8.—While a detachment of ini'autry was at shooting practice near Nyuminster, Schlcswig', Thursday a whirlwind sprang up, and the captain foreseeing disaster ordered the men to throw themselves on the ground. Before the order was fully obeyed, however, the toruado struck the spot and many were thrown down avid blown along the ground. Some had limbs broken, others wore internally injured, and alji 5£el>el» Try to Take an. Iftlaml nnd Are liepulse-d with Hetivy Lous. LA LIHEHTAD, Salvadtor, via Galveston, May 8.—Advices r.o«eived here from Honduras state thai? at 3 o'clock Wednesday morning?; a force under the command of CM, Molina and Gen. Barditles, boAh. of which officers aru leading- rebels, made an attach upon the Cuartel at Amapala. The guaartl there was taken by surprise, and th« rebels were soon in possession of th* Cuartel. The government Uroops wer& immediately summoned, asad a forctfs comprising 630 men under cosninand of Col. liarrera made a movement against, the Cuartel. Severe fighting- followed, but at noon the government troops had succeeded in driviiig the rebels from the Cuartel, inflicting great loss upon them. Among the killed was, Gen. Bardales, one of the rebel leadens. Amapala is situated upon the island of that name, and the rebels were driven to the mainland. TOOK OFF THE TOLLS. The iirooklyati Bridge I'romeiuide WM Ba *>ee After July I. NEW YUWK, May 8.—Gov. Hill has signed the bill making the promenade of the New York aud Brooklyn bridge free. It will go into ett'ect July 1. An average of 10,000 persons cross the promenade every day. The receipts from this source amount to $18,000 a year. The total cost of maintaining the proin- " 'euade averages 830,000 a year. Of this 819,000 is paid for tickets and collectors. This the bridge trustees wjtt s&ve, so Its yearly loss by the ehjBlge ^ 6OY& TURNED OUT. »«bfftikft'« Gotbrnot molded by the preme Court; to fife Ineligible to Hold Hf* Office BoeAURe Jfd J* Not & Citizen— Gov. *iiftypf Uelnatfttatl. LlNtiOMf, Neb., Mfcy 6.— The supreme court of the state on Tuesday rendered a declsioft in the Boyd-Thayer quo-warranto case, ousting Gov. Boyd and declaring Thayer the legal gov- ernoi? of Nebraska. The opinion recites tho fact that Boyd was legally elected governor of the state, but ia disqualified o*n the ground of non-citizenship. The opinion was signed 15y Chief Justice Cobb and Justice Norval. Jttrtge Maxwell filed a dissenting opinion, taking the ground that Boyd was made a citizen by the enabling act, being a citizen of the territory at the time of the admission of the territory into the union. The opinion closes in those words: "Under judgment of the court Thnyor will remain governor, but Boyd can appeal to the su- pfoiiie court of the United States, nnd that his appeal will act as a supersedcas. in this w:i,y Boyd can hold his seat until ihn supremo court of tho United StaU.j passes on the question of citizenship." The court also decides against the claim of Lieut.-Gov. Majors of the right to act as governor in the event of Boyd's being ousted. As soon as possible the writ of ouster was prepared. Gov. Thayer filed the bond rcquiiv i with C. W. Moshcr, R. C. Cutcalt and 11. T. Oxnard as sxirctie*, and too' the ' oath of o-ffice before thief- Justice Cobb. Tho writ was T.ien placed in the hands of Deputy yiieriff Hoxie, and that officer, with Gov. Thayer and his attorneys and friend, proceeded to the executive office, where the writ was served upon Gov. Boyd. The governor was not expecting such a summary proceeding and was greatly surprised. As soon as he had read the writ he said: "Gentlemen, 1 recognize tho supremacy of the law and am ready to turn the office over to my successor, but I would HIco the opportunity to consult with my attorneys. They are at the hotel and I have sent for thorn." Gov. Thaycr's attorney, Judge Mason, Judge Blair and Gen. Webster said that so far as they were concerned they were' perfectly willing, but the execution of the writ lay with the oilicer, Sheriff Hoxie said that there was but one thing- for him to do and that was to obey the order of the court, serve the writ and put Gov. Thayer in possession of the office, which he proceeded to do. John D. Howe, one of Gov. Boyd's attorneys, applied to the supreme court for a stay of proceedings pending the preparation of the transcript and the bill of exceptions, but this was denied, and Gov. Thayer took formal -possession of the office. Adjutant General Vifquain tendered his resignation and ex- Adjutant General Cole was re-appointed. Gov. Thayer has appointed his son T John W. Thayer, Jr., as private secretary and J. B. Ferris executive clerk.. The decision on the -whole may toe? said! to be a surprise, the opinion being: that in the event of the ousting 1 of Uoyd 1 Lieut. Gov. Majors would be named as. the successor. HEAVY LOSS AT PITTSBURGH'- The AirbucfclM Building, the Female Col- . lege un<l GUri»t Cliurch Go Up In, Flumes. PITTSBTJT.GII, Pa., May 6. — About It o'clock. Tuesday night fire was discovered in, the- lower floor of the great Arbuok-ie- building on Seventh street, near Drcquesne. It is occupied by tlie Grocers' Supply and Storage 1 Company, and the seven- story edifice; 100 feet wide and several hundredideep* was soon a mass of flame froim 1100! to cellar. The heat was so intense- the firemen found it impossible to- ireac-h the building with: water, and- in. a sho-st time the adjoining-buildings were- in a blaze and the- entire square- was menaced. A high. wind blowing; 1 sit the time swept the- fire across tis the Pittsburgh Female- college buildinsgr. The interior was completely destroyed. Christ M. E. church oit Pennsylvania avenue was- also burned 1 .. The losses as near as can; be estimated! amount to about $(340,000..and are as-foUows: Arbuckle building, occupied by Rrocers' supplies und storage, 875,000; insured. Joseph: Vogely &GOi,. storage company, loss on stool:;. 170.000; aov.ei:ed by Insurance. Other consignments and goods ia storage building, $20J,000. Pittsburgh B&f Company, 812.0UO; insured.. Deilstein, Spangler & Co., produce clea'.ers, 835^000; Hoeveler & Co, pork packers, Jir>o,000< covered by insurance. Pittsburgh Female college, jay.OOO;. insurance, 825,000: Christ M.. BU. chureH, $50|QOO< insurance, $3iJ,uoo. M CHARITY'S BEHALF. National Conference to Com- veiie a.t Indianapolis on Alny 13. LNDiAJfAi'oos, Ind., May 0. — The eighteenth national conference of aliar- ities and eo*rection will convene in. this city May 13 to 20 inclusive. This, conference- from u small beginning; has grown in! imflaence and the number ol its delegates until now it is one- of the most important of the national gather ings of o-ur land. Its object is to collect, compare and diffuse infoamation respecting every description oi charitable and reformatory enterprise, public.- or private. An urgent invitation is extended to the governors oi all states and territories to appoint delegates by whom they may be represented at this convention. Th,e daily sessions of the conference will be held in Plymouth church and will he of a, musical and literary character; Nuojer* ous, interesting papers will be read and addresses will be made by Go*. Hovey, of Indiana; Gov. Campbell, of Ohio; Mayor Sullivan, of Indianapolis; President MeCuUough, James Whitcomb Jtiley and others. _ SAYS PORTER WIU- IEAVE. A Ileport That the Minister Will Quit the Legation Iu Koine, LONDON, May 6. — The Rome correspondent of tbe Chronicle says that it is reported that Minister Porter will shortly vacate the United States legation there, leaving the secretary io charge. KOME, May O.—The Opinione says: "Mr. Blaine's telegram to Minister Portey begs the questlou. Tiie green boot HM telegram to Haroa Fava \vaa ea in oojjflaeace to Mr. Biaiue au<J yjresiaeut Hurj-iaoa, It ie refrett&ble Daat a. gr@g) power sbouW jwwlet IB 4* i*»w t| w

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