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THE LEASE OF THE O. P.. &
New York, May 3. The lease of the Or
egen Railway and Navigation Hy the Union
and the Northern Pacific has been the prin
cipal topic of discussion in railroad circles
the last week. With both the Union and
Northern Pacific using the Oregon Railway
and Navigation line to Portland, amcl the
steamer line to San Francisco, and the At-
chiniun road building through to San Diego,
the Central Pacific will have both northern
And southern tinea to contend against, with
power on their side to enforce a fair division
of traffic, or, in the event of refusal, to de
moralize rates so that all profit in the busi
ness will be goaa.
DESTRUCTIVE HAIL STORM.
Petersburg, Va., May 3. A hail storm
which passed over this section Friday after
mson prevailed in many other localities, and
extended into North Carolina. All the
growing cotton, corn and vegetables were
destroyed and farmers will be compelled to
plant again. Hail fell to the depth of twelve
inches and a whirlwind prevailed the center
of the storm, blowing down barns, fences
And sheds. In some places in Surrey coun
ty, this state, hail fell to the depth of eigh
teen inches, and in same spots drifted to the
depth of four feet.
GENERAL GRAMT'S CONDITION'.
New York, May 3. Doctors Donglas,
Shrady and Sands met in consultation at the
.house of (JcBsral .Grant this afternoon. As
Doctors Shrady and Douglas were leaving
the house they were questioned, and .said
that Saturday night was one of the best
with the general since the recovery began.
The general slept well all night. The can
cerous runup at the base of the tongue at
-present was not progressing. Ulcerated,
portions of the throat, though not by any
means treated,- were clean, and the Gener
al's physical condition is improved. The
grand u la r sjrellkig' that hai increased on
Saturday afternoon had almost disappeared
1y Sunday, by reason of rest. When
pressed to say if the cancerous lump had
improved, the doctors declined to say f urth
r than the above.
New York, Mat 4. The Times con
eludes, from reports of our naval officers, ,
which it presents a summery affording the
latest and most compfcte presentation ot the
condition and prospects of the Panama canal
that it cannot be completed in less than five
years, nor at a less oast than $350,000,000;
also that if its net receipts when completed
should be as high as $13,000,000 annually,
fixed charges would swallow up the entire
amount, it is doubtful, in point ef fact, if
the interest on its obligations could be met.
to say nothing of dividends on its stocks.
On its ability to raise money when its pres
ent resources are exhausted, as they are like
y to be in about a year, depends absolutely
the ability -of the company to go on. If it
.goes into financial straits, what will be the
consequences? Too much will have been
-done and boo much .expended to admit of,
the scheme being rapidly abandoned. Will
-not the interposition of the Erench govern
ment be then invoked, and political coinpli---cations,
so often prophesied, come in.
curs IN passenger rates.
Nkw York, May 4. The Tribune says:
The war on transcontinental passenger traf
sSc is slowly but surely increasing in bitter
.aest. Rates have been cut not only from
here to Sac'Fraccitce but to Portland, Ore-
got. The old tariff from New York to San
Francisco was $70.50, but . gradual reduc
tions by lines engaged in the conflict have
aednesd A to $60. This was the rate at the
beginning of the weak, but it was cut to
445. Frank t Co.'s As tor house office re
duced the rate to JPertland yesterday to
44. The rate ta S -in Francises was cut
down to $43, and ti ;kets are sold here over
ail trunk lines except the Pennsylvania
road- It is thougb t that fares will suffer
another decline this week. Rates to west
era points this side of the Mississippi are
till ruling at about the figures which have
prevailed for soma time.
LARGE DESTRUCTION OF LIFE.
Brooklyn, May 5. Shortly after three
o'clock this morning there was a crash at
55 Atlantic avenue this city, and people on
looking up from the street saw that the roof
of the building had fallen and that a portion
of the walls had fallen. They could hear
the screams of people injured, and it seemed
bnt a moment whea a volume of smoke roll
od up, showing that the building had taken
tire. Hundreds of people, men, women and
girls, were at work at varicus branches of
business carried on in the building, which
covers considerable ground, having wings
and which extended through from Atlantic
to State street. The excitement in the
neighborhood became very great and in a
short 'time the wives of men who wen
known to be warding in the building, and
patents of girls who were employed, block
aded the streets. The building was occu
pied by twenty small manufactories, and
there were about 500 men and women em
ployed therein. It was a five-story, erected
twenty-seven years aco, the woodwork
burn:ng like tinder. When the firemen ar
rived they found many young women at the
windows soreamine wildly for help, their
retreat being cut off, and the firemen quick
ly ran up ladders, but the girls were hemed
in, and many fell back into the names De-
fore help could reach them. The cause ef
the fire was the overturning of the boilers
in a soap factory on the second floor. Ten
or twelve have been faken out severely in
jured. Chief Levens said he thought there
were at least tweuty-tive penple in the ruins
may bo mora. The loss is estimated at
New York, May 5. To-night Detective
Daly arrested' Frank W. Miller, , a house
mover, on complaint of Coroner Mannisger,
for criminal carelessness in improper butting
girders and posts in the building at 55 At
lantic avenue, thereby causing the walls to
full, thus causing matiy deaths.
London. May 3 The cabinet council on
S.-iturday Juiii under consideration a dis
patch received from Sir Edward Thornton
British minister to Russia, stated that S4.
Degiers, Rusian minister of foreign a lairs,
had asked for time in which to discuss and
interpret the agreement of March 17 before
deciding whether arbitration was required
to settle the pending difficulties. As a re
sult of the cabinet discussion, Karl Gran
ville intimated his willingness to defer the
laying of the dispute before a third power
for settlement, provided M. Degiers admit
ted the principle of arbitration.
A further communication from Sir Ed
ward Thornton was received at the foreign
office to-night. It is reported that the Eng
lish minister states in this dispatch that
Russia accepts the principle of arbitration.
The czarina, "whose influence is nearly ab
solute over the czar, is actively assisting in
Sunday editions of the London newspa
pers confirm the report that a secret treaty
has been marls between England and Turk
ey, according to the terms of which Eng
land will be allowed to send men-of-war
throngh the Dardanelles in case of war.
FROM THE GOVERNMENT ORGAN.
London, May 4. --The News, government
organ, in a leading editorial, says: "The
prospects for peace have been much cleared
jjjsl more amply confirmed within the hist
forty-eight hours. A Russian dispatch,
conciliatory in tone and substance, was
sent to the government by telegraph, after
the czar had conf errei I with his ministers,
and a courier with the official written reply-
to Earl Granville is now on the way to Lon
don," The News warus its readers, how
ever, against a hasty conclusion that peace
THE "TIMES" FOR WAR-
The Times urges that the advance upon
Herat by the Russians should constitute
distinct eastu btlli, without furthce delate
Moscow, May 3. The Gazette says it has
reason to believe that an honest expedient
has been found, by which both sides can
settle the Kusso-English dispute.
DISGUSTED WITH C.ADST0NE.
London, May 5. It is rumored on the
London stock exchange that Earl Dufferin
has resigned the office of viceroy of Iddia.
The Globe of to-day says the so-called ad
justment of the Anglo-Russian dispute is a
poor shift, which amounts practically to
nothing more than a truce for advertising
collision, which will result in nothing but a
transfer of the difficulty from Gladstone's
shoulders to those of his successor.
NOTES FROM LONDON.
London, May 6. Gladstone at the re
quest of the conservatives, has consented to
take the next stage of the vote of credit
Monday, instead of Thursday. The conser-
vatiss hope that in the meantime further
light may be thrown on the Afghan ques
The latest official intelligence is that two
British gunboats will be stationed rt Port
Hamilton for the purpose of watching Brit
ish interests and to anticipate any attempt
for foreign powers to occupy the island.
ENGLAND AND RUSSIA.
New York, May 4. The Times London
special says: "I do not in that least believe
there will be peace, or that the ministry has
actually show n '.he white feather in seeking
for it. The ministry have had no sense of
perception in plauing their spectacular
effeci. They went into the Russian im
broglio with undue fierceness and clamor at
the start, out of a weak desire to divert at
tention from the Soudan disgrace, and they
have beed handicapped by this event in
their subsequent genuine efforts to make
England's cause entirely just and put all
the blame of aggression on Russia. The
task of doing this, therefore, being doubly
difficult, has involved much which appeared
to be supine, but it has at last been accom
plished. Yet even if the proposals are ac
cepted, the debate will only be over the
shells of the dispute. Russia has the oys
ter, and she assuredly will keep it. Out of
that situation how can jjeaee be restored?
English public opinion will not brook Rus
sian soldiers in sight of Herat. The Russian
bureaucracy and aristocracy, which stands
for public opinion. There can be ultimately
no logical outcome but war, which diploma
cy may postpone but cannot prevent. The
controlling powers of Russia are primed for
fight. They are excised and eager for the
tray, and the vast machinery of the army
has been set in motion with a cry for rich
Asiatic loot and the occupation of Oonstan
tinople, and no Alexander, were he a hun
dred-fold wiser and braver than the present
czar, could arrest its movement. Russian
officers may not believe in victory, but they
certainly believe in the profit to themselves
which war would bring. It is a significant
fact thit in the council of state, which con
vened at St. Petersburg to-day, the ultra
war party was diitinctiy in control."
Another cable special declares that France
is for Russia, and wirl be with Russia if
circumstances should bring what seeme a
reasonable safe chance for the venture. Ds
Freycinet will seize Egypt the first day after
the Anglo-Russian war, about which he feels
certain that no Berlin-Vienna-Rome combi
natiou will interfere, and the English un
derstaun this perfectly; but they bo. row ao
trouble on this score, for Italian and Hun
garian sympathy grows daily more marked,
r ait ii is arowia-i too, that Konmanu. fcervia
and Greece are all hostile to Russia in the
present crisis, being equally opposed to the
aspirations of Bulgaria and Roumelia,
which Russian agents are fostering. It is
believed, also, that Turkey is all right, or
will become so when the subsidy has been
m ide big enough.
The Sun's London special says: The im
proved prospect of peace has emboldened
the radical wing of the liberal party, and
they are now determined to oppose the ?55,-
000,000 war credit when the house goes into
committee of supply on final passage, The
ball will he opened by Henry Labouchere,
radical member, who is such an ardent lover
of peace that he is ready to fight for it any
London, May 5. tn the house of com
mons this aftferuoon Gladstone, in answer to
questions, stated that Sir Peter Lainsden,
the British Afghan boundary commissioner
and Col. Stewart had been ordered to come
SOBER SEIZES THREE STEAMERS.
Panama, May 5. It has become known
here that the robber Prestan, who burned
Colon, having -made his escape, has since
then seized three steamers at Porto, with
the help of which it is fer.red he may make
trouble unless the United States naval force
shall capture him and bis vessels.
CIVIL SERVICE REFORM.
Washington, May 4. It is given out
to-daythat about all the plates at the dis
posal of the state 'department have either
been filled or promised; also that the next
changes to be made belonged to the treas
ury. It is said that the internal revenue
seivicc is to have a pretty thorough shak
ing up. The present incumbents are to give
way to new men, and then the customs
service will be taken in hand. The neces
sity of changes in the interior department
has also received attention, and it is expect
ed that not a few changes will soon, be made
in the Indian land bureaus. "I have made
no appointments of Indian agents as yet,"
remarked Indians Commissioner Atkins to
day. The Indian office is overrun with
routine work, and appointment have been
delayed. Applicants for internal revenue
collectorships can take courage,
officials asked to resign.
Washington, May 4. There is a great
stampede among republican postmasters all
over the country and resignations -are pour
ing in at the rate of 100 daily. There are
over 1000 postoffices yet unfilled, and in
other departments there are 1200 vacant
offices of various kinds. While some states
furnish readily half a dozen applicants for
every office in the gift of the government,
there are actual vacancies in other states
and nobody asking for them. "On the
whole," said ah appointment clerk, "repub
lican officeholders submit like little lambs
when wo telegraph for their resignations
Only rarely do we find kickers like Revenue
Collector Craig ol Virginia or Miss Pension
Agent Sweet ot Chicago, " , .
THE ALASKA EXPEDITION SAILS.
San Francisco, May 3.- Lieutenant G.
M. Stoney, commanding. the Alaska explor
ing expedition, sailed to-day on the schoon-
r Viking for the purpose of further explor
ing the Putman river, recently discovered
by him. The expedition will proceed to
Stotham islet, in the Viking, and from
there explore the Putman river in a steam
launch, built here for that purpose. Every
possible aid known to science suitable to ex
ploration aud observation has been secured
for the survey, and important discoveries
are expected to be made.
Victoria, May 4. A large public meet
ing to consider the Chinese question was
here last night. Strong speeches in denun
ciation of the race were made, and resolu
tions denouncing the dominion government
and the Chinese commission were passed.
One of the resolutions ii as follows: "That
the people of British Columbia have shown
themselves patient and long-enduring under
grevious wrongs; that they have repeatedly
petitioned the dominion government for re
dress.; that they have held numerous public
meetings to make known their wants and
wishes; that the city council have passed
by-laws relating to the Chinese which the
courts have set aside; that the legislature
of British Columbia has enacted laws on the
same subject which the governor-general,
acting on the advice of the dominion minis
try, has vetoed; that every constitutional
means has been resorte d to and exhausted
to obtain justice, without effect or benefi
cial result, on account of the ill advised and
misformed partiality of the dominion author
ities in favor of the Chinese; and that if iu
consequence the people should find them
selves compelled to take the law into their
own hands as a last resort and abate by
forcible means a public nuisance, as they
undoubtedly have the right to do, then the
dominion government and the judges of the
supreme court should and must be held an
swerable for any rioting or even bloodshed
which might unfortunately accompany a
general uprising of the white laboring class-
cs in vindication of their just rights agamsi
their natural enemy, the Chinese."
The defenses of Victoria - continue to be
put iu good order.
A meeting of women is caliei forWednes-
lavjto form an association to provide nurses
for soldiers in case of war. The general
feeling is thai England can sc.ircely avoid
war with honor.
EARTHQUAKE AT SPRAGUE.
Sprague, May 4. Wo experienced quite
a shock of earthquake about 12 o'clock last
night, and another at 1:15 this morning, in
this city. It appeared to travel northward
as it was yet more visibly felt in Harring
ton; some twenty-two miles north of here.
San Fragcisco, May 4. A meeting of
prominent democrats was held in one of the,
parlors of the Palace hotel Saturday eve
ning to form a club after the style of the
Manhattan club of New York. The club is
to be the nucleus of a powerful social and
political organization, but will be extremely
select, as the initiation fee will be ?i00, aud
dues correspondingly large.
. CANADIAN WAR.
Saskatchewan Landing, via Swift Cur
rent, N. W. T., May 5. A mail courier has
just arrived from Battleford with the fol
lowing dispatches, dated May 3rd: A flying
column of 300 men from Battleford had an
engagement with Poundmaker's forces of
600 Indians at his reserve, lasting from 5
A. M. to noon yesterday. The troops lost
eight killed aud twelve wounded. The In
dians loss is estimated at fifty. The Ottor
covered, including the engagement, seventy
miles, fought the battle and returned inside
of thirty hours. The men behaved magnifi
WOODCOCK & BALDWINS
INDIAN TROUBLE APPREHENDED.
Lewiston, May 4. A citizens' meeting
is called for Friday to obtain an expression
of the sentiment in regard to the return of
the Nez Perces from Indian territory. Del
egates from Idaho county, the battlefield of
the Nez Perce war are expected to attend.
Conservative citizens apprehend trouble
with the lndians if they return, unless ac
companied by a strong military force. The
nearest garrison is 100 miles distant, or five
days march, if tumble occurs.
, 3TBE MORMON DELEGATION.
Salt Lake, May 4. The delegation to
President Cleveland started to Washington
this morning. It is aho stated they wi 1
petition for the amnesty or pardon of Presi
dent Anguu M. Cannon, just convicted of
unlawful cohabitation. The committee con
sists of Apostle J. W. Taylor, Elders John
Q. Cannon aud John T, Cain. The latter
is 'also delegate to congress.
DEATH OF GENERAL MCDOWELL.
San Francisco, May 5. Major General
Irwin McDowell died last night just as the
clocK struck 12. His wife, son and dang'. -ter
surrounded his bedside as he passed
away. He was unconsious for many hours
before his pulse ceased to beat. The death
was due to pyloric disease of the stomach.
He has been in a critical condition duriui:
the past two weeks on account of pool
health and failing strength. He was placed
on the retired list October 15, 1882, and has
since lived a quiet life with his family at his
residence in this city.
' THE FUNERAL.
San Francisco, May 5. In accordance
with the wishes of General McDowell's fam
ily there will be no military parade in con
nection with the funeral services to-morrow.
He will bo buried in the national cemetery
at the Presideo. While the procession is
passing throngh the Presides grounds min
ute guns will be fired from the battery at
Fort Wi-ifield Scott, and the flags at all
military stations will be at half-mast.
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