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And Its Name is "Tim
National League of
America. "
The Robust Infant Baptized By
Two Thousand Cheer
ing Stalwarts.
The Trumpets of New Ireland
Heard in the Land and
Over the Waters.
An Eloquent and Thrilling
Sketch of British Rule in
the Fatherland.
"Five Centuries of Brute Force
Fail to Destroy the
Pride of Race "
"Every Patre of History a Rec
ord of Treachery , Duplicity
and Judicial Murder. "
Wordo of Cheer and Support
Cabled bo the Gallant Band
in Parliament.
Hon. Alexander Sullivan
Chosen President of the
New Organization.
A Grand Gathering at the Acad
emy of Music to Ratify
the Union.
Twt of the New Comtltmtlon ad
th Method of Prooeedoret
Full Details of the Philadelphia Con
8p dit Difpitch to Tni liii.
PniDADELrniA , April 27. It was
nearly 11 o'clock before the Irish
National convention assembled this
morning and reading of the mlnutoa
dispensed with. Dr. O'Rlolly in-
nouncrod that the committee on resold-
tlona had prepared the report , bat was
not yet ready to present It. The
chairman of the committee on organ
ization Bald the committee on organ
ization would not bo ready to report
nntil after the committee on resolu
tions had reported , as after a long
debate the committee on organization
had not boon able to agree
on the number of officers for a nation
al league or its exact scheme of gov
ernment. The tccretarv by nnanitjmn.
consent a communication from 8. S.
Oox , of New York , congratulating
the convention on what It had achiev
ed , declaring that It was impossible
for Ireland to remain under the
British government. A vote of
thanks was then paasei to
Oox. Father Baylan , f Ireland -
land , and Father Agnew fddressed
the convention congratulating it upon
lea temperate action and dorlaring that
England and Scotland w > nld be the
the first to feel the effectof / any In
temperate action.
At 20 minutes to 12 i recess was
taken for two hours tq'awalt the re
port of the committee./ /
chairman of the oormlttee on resolu
tions submitted hiseport at 2:40 : this
afternoon. /
The report tf the committee
on resolution' y that the
Irish-American people assembled
In conventionat Philadelphia to
submit to ie intelligence and
right reason rtnelr fellow-men that
the duty of/goTorament / ia to pre
serve the llv ° * the governed , to de
fend thelrlbertF , > to protect their
property , { maintain peace and or
der to ajv OB ° h portion of the puo-
ple an enBD' ' ° * nd efEslont voice in
the leff 'ur ° i and to P' ° -
mote t ) gen < " welfare by wise ,
just an * nmane 1WB > We solemnly
declare1 * * ° 'to ' * ne unquestioned his
tory ' 'universal knowledge of liv
ing tf'mony thereof ; first , the Eng-
jlau Comment has existed in Ire-
kmjot to preserve the lives of the
gOVnod but to destroy them/ The
ref ution then pictures ut length the
i ] wed barbarities of the English
gernmont and how the "blazing
jroh has been applied to asylums of
jrrified women , how the deadly bomb
ias been discharged into helpless
towns , and adds : As if the sword ,
cannon , torch , scaffold , dagger and
explosive Is not enough , it enjoys the
unique infamy of being the ouly gov
ernment known to ancient or
modern times which employed
the famine for the destruction
of those from whom It claimed alle
giance , forcibly robbing the Irish
people of the fruits of their own toll ,
produced by their own labor. It has
burled not a hundred , not n thousand ,
but more than a million of the Irish
race , unshrouded , unooffined In the
grave of hunger. It has mercilessly
compelled other millions In compul
sory poverty to seek in alien lands the
bread they were entitled in their own.
There Is no form of cruelty
known to the lowest savage which It
has not practiced on the Irish people
in the name of the highest civilization.
The last paragraph of this plank refers
to dynamite as it is. There Is no former
or relation to which despair or mad
ness may resort for which the English
cruelty In Ireland la not exclusively
Second We declare that the Eng
lish government In Ireland has not de
fended the liberty of the people bat
A IUM annihilated ta statute * .enacted
slnca the invasion to amount to a series
of coercion laws framed to deprive the
citizsns of all vestiges of personal
freedom and reduce thtra to outlawry
In order to confiscate their property
and compel them to floe to foreign
lands. Without a warrant a citizen
may be thrown into prisoner ; without
counsel ho may bo pat on the _ dook
and tried before a prejudiced judge
and packed jury. On lying averments
of purchased wretches his llbarty maybe
bo sacrificed , or his life taken in the
name of the law.
Third Instead of protecting the
property of thn people the English
government in Ireland has been con-
splonoui for its Injury and ruin. Out
of 20,000,000 acres of producing land ,
0,000,000 has been allowed to lie
waste. The ownership ot the re
mainder , generally acquired by foroo
or fraud , hai boon retained In the
hands of monopolists , who drained
the country of this money In the form
of rents , no portion of which goes
back to the Irish people. In addition
to this an Iniquitous system of taxa-
tlyn imposes on the people a gigantic
harden for the sustenance cf a foreign
army , for an oppressing constabnlary.
for ea'arlod to onpornnmary officials
and place men , for pensions to En
glish favorites , for blood money for
the Informer , and for a vulgar ooart
whoso extravagance ia equalled only by
tha shame of its pretensions. Tao
naturally created capital of the
country Is sent to England on ono pretext -
text or another , and brings In ox-
ohango nothing except articles of Eng
lish manufacture , which the Irish ) un
der self government would produce
for ihomsolves or purchase In Amer
ica. Irish manufactures , delib
erately destroyed by England in
the last. century , are still dormant.
Her Immense water power turns no
wheels , her canals are all but impas
sible , her rivers are obstructed , her
nsofal clays and valuable minerals are
untouched ; in her beautiful harbors
are but few now ships except those of
her enemy. English law for protec
tion in Ireland has boon the lanoo to
make Ireland bleed at every pore for
the benefit of heartless landlords and
English manufacturers. The English
government in Ireland has not main
tained peace and order , but has for
700 years broken her peace and de
stroyed her order ; the English gov
ernment in Ireland does not allow
them an equitable and efficient
voice in the legislature. In
England one-twelfth of tha popu
lation votes for members of parlia
ment ; in Ireland ono twenty-fifth of
the population votes for members of
parliament. In England registration
laws are favorable to the voter ; in
Ireland they are inimical to the voter.
In England all classes of the popula
tion are fairly represented ; in Ireland
the poor law la employed to secure to
landlords and place huuters a pre
ponderance in the national delegation ,
In England the judiciary ia Independ
ent of the executive and sympathizes
with the people ; in Ireland the
judiciary is the creature and part of
the executive , and is appointed exclu
sively from the enemies of the people.
In England the magistracy is chosen
jTlthnntjegardto.creed.In Ireland 0 ?
per cent of-tho magistrates having
jurisdiction over the people's liberty
are selected from a creed' rejected by
78 per cent of the people , and the
detestable spirit of religions bigotry
is thus legalized and perpetuated. In
England laws creating civil disabili
ties on account of religion have long
been dead. In Ireland the laws made
under Edward III. , Qaeen Elizabeth ,
Earl Stratford , Charles ll , Qaeen
Anne and their successors are still
vital to torment the people for whoso
oppression no statute Is found too
heavy by venal and trnonleut judges.
Every measure of legislation pro
posed by an English member re
ceives conrteocs consideration ; any
measure , however just , necessary or
humane , proposed by a patriotic Irish
member , ia certain of contemptuous
rejection by the combined majority of
both great English parties. Thus , the
educational system of Ireland is
notoriously inadequate ; thus it is that
evictions unknown in England and de
clared by Gladstone to be almost
equivalent to death sentences , are of
dully occurrence In Ireland and have
nearly doubled In five years in s.pitb
of the boasted benefit of the Glad
stone land laws ( thus it is that , although
aocoidlug to government returns
criminals are 27 in 10,000 of the
eHnh population and only 16 in
10,000 of the Irish population , in
spite of the exasperation to which
they are subject , yet England enjoys
constitutional liberty and Ireland is
under woree than martial law. The
intrepid and persistent attempts of
patriot Iriih deputation to obtain In
the EoglU-i parliament just and
humane lawn for Ireland , have aliraya
been , are and in our belief , mast con-
tlnno to bo a failure.
Now , therefore , in view of these
facts , be it
RESOLVED , By Irish-Amarlo n pee
ole in convention assembled , that the
English government In Ireland , origi
nating In usurpation and perpetuated
by force , havlrg falied to discharge
any of thoduiuftof government and
never having acquired thn content of
the governed , hxu no moral tight what
ever to exist In Ireland and tint it is
the duty of the Irish rase throughout
the world to sustain the Irish people
In the employment of all legitimate
moans to substitute for It national
self government.
RKSOLVED , That we pledge our nn-
quatiflud and constant support , moral
and material , to our countrymen in
Ireland In their efforts to recover their
national self government , and , in or
der to more effectually promote this
object , by consolidation of all
our resources and creation of
one responsible and authoritative
body to speak for Ireland in America ,
that all societies represented In this
convention , and all that may hereafter
comply with the conditions of admis
sion , be organized into the Irish Na
tional league of America , for the pur
pose of gupportlng the Iriih National
league of Ireland , of which Charles
Stewart Farnell if president.
RXSOLYCD , That we heartily endorse
the noble sentiment of Bishop Butler ,
of Llatriok , that ever/ stroke of Fos
ter's savage lash was for Irishmen ,
giving now proof ot Parnoll's worth
and sn additional title for him
to the confidence and grati
tude of his countrymen.
RKIOIVKD , That wo sympathize with
the laborers of Ireland in their efforts
to improve their condition , and as wo
have sustained the farmers in their
assaults upon the landlord garrison ,
wo now urge upon the farmers justice
and humane consideration for the la
borers ; wo demand that the farmers
allow laborers a fair day's wages for
a fair day's work.
RESOLVED , That as the manufac
turers of Great Britain are the chief
source of her material greatness ,
already declining under the influence
of American competition , wo earnest
ly counsel our countrymen in Ireland
to buy nothlng'in England which they
can produce in Ireland or France ,
and we pledge ourselves to promote
'Iriih ' manufacturers by encouraging
their Import Into Amorlcr. , and to use
onr nlmost endeavors by plain ( state
ments of facts and discrimination in
patronage , to porsnadn American
tradesmen from koeplngEaglish goods
on sale.
RESOLVED , That an English minis
try , ostentatiously " liberal , " * has
earned the contempt and detestation
of fair-minded man throughout the
world by Imurlsoning more than 1,000
citizens of Ireland without accusation
or trial , a number of whom were
noble-hearted women engaged In
works of mercy among tbo evicted
victims of landlord rapacity and En
glish laws.
RESOLVED , That this convection
thanks Rt. llav. John Ireland , bishop
of St. Paul ; Rt. Rov. John O'Oou-
nor , bishop , Omaha ; Rt. Rov. John
Lancaster Spaulding , bishop , 1'poria ;
Most Rev. John Williamo , archbish
op , Boston ; Rt. Rev , S V. Ryan ,
bishop , Buffalo ; Host Rov. Patrick
A. Foohan , archbishop , Ohlcigo , and
Rt. Rev. Edward Fitzgerald , bishop ,
Little Rook , and their co-laborers , for
their efficient efforts in providing
homes for Irish immigrants in the
United States. The people of Ireland
are by the law of God and nature en
titled to live by their labor in their
native land , but sinon the British
government compels large numbers to
emigrate , it la the duty of their coun
trymen to warn them against the
snares of poverty in the large cities
and assist them to the agricultural
RESOLVED , That the policy ofthe
English government in first reducing
Irish peasantry to abject poverty , and
then sending them penniless to the
United Slates , dependent upon Am
erican charity , is unnatural , Inhuman
and an outrage upon the American
government and people ; wo respect
fully direct the attention of the United
States government to this iniquity ;
wo protest against Us continuance , and
wo Instruct the officials who shall bo
chosen by this convention to present
onr protest to the president of the
United States , and respectfully but
firmly urge upon the president that it
Is the dnty of the government of tbo
United States to decline to support
paupers whoso pauperism began under
and is the result of English govern
ment , ana to demand of England that
she send no more of her paupers to
those shores to become a harden upon
the American people.
H RESOLVED , That this conventlor
welcomes the sturdy and undauntr *
patriot and prudent custodian , Ptr ° k
Etran.i who toj protect the nd
League funds from the rribo hands
of the English government volun
tarily abandoned his , j lt le bnalnesa
and accepted a lonjj exile in foreign
lands , the Integrity of wh ao guardian
ship has been certified after minute
examination of his booki by the dis
tinguished and Independent patriots ,
John Dillon , Rev. Eutpno Sheeby
and Mathew Harris , ( tratefnl for
these invaluable servloesjhia countrymen -
men rejoice that they poisoss on this
Important ooaaslon the advantage of
his" wise and experiencediounsol , and
are proud to welcome im to their
heartland homes.
The reading of the ropit was punc
tuated by hearty applajue. At the
arraignment of the Eagj sh govern-
monfln the first resolution the" entire
convention rose and oboe ed.
Ohadwlck moved the resolutions be
discniacd and disposed c { sorlatnm.
Brown , if St. Louis , oved a sub-
stltato that they be adop d as read.
Ficerty , cf Chicago , he led the gentleman
tloman who moved th s aba tit n to
would have the decency ; ; o withdraw
his motion , He was oppsod to pat
ting a court plaster on carbuncle ,
He appealed to Brown te withdraw
his substitute for the sakl of Ireland ,
and , cald he , ( Flnerty ) - Would move
to lay it down on the ta'bliif not with
drawn. Brown should not be actuated
by a desire fr partisan tdumpb.
Brown declined to withdraw the
motion. L
Flnerty moved to Ufj It on the
table. Lost amid cheers and hisses.
An exciting debate waa interrupted
by Di > horty , of Boston , moving the
previous question an the Adoption of
the resolutions , which Salllran , of
Boston , seconded. Fifty rnfn were
now on their f eef , and Flcorty. of Chicago
cage , said , "Aro wogolnt ; t J bag gged
here ? " Ho than asked It a nmlon to
lay the motion for the previous ques
tion nn the table was not In order.
The chairman said no.
' Then I duoldedly differ with the
chair , " said 0 ingreasraan Floerty , and
ejaculating "We have no chance , It lane
no uio to try , " ho sat down.
The resolutions were then adopted.
The report of the committee on or
ganization was then road ai follows :
WIIEUEAS , In the opinion of cit
izens of America and Oinada , Irish
and of Irish descent , it is need
ful for the purposes hereinafter
sot forth , that , sinking all private
prejudice and creed distinctions , they
do unite to secure this common end ,
do band themselves together under
the name and title of Toe Irish Na
tional League of America.
ABTIOLI 1. The objects of the Irish
National League of America are : (1) ( )
Earnestly and actively to luitaln the
Irhh Nttional League la Ireland with
moral and material aid in achieving
self government for Ireland ; (2) ( ) to
procure a clearer and more accurate
understanding by the Amor-
loan people of the political ,
industrial and social condition
of Ireland , that they may see for
themselves that her poverty Is the
result of contarioi of brute force and
destructive legislation ; and if per
mitted to make her own laws on nor
own soil , she will demonstrate the pos
session of all tno elements , natural
and Ideal , for ( political | automony ,
beneficial alike to Ireland and the
United States ; (3) ( ) to promote the
development of Irish manufactures
by encouraging their Import Into the
United States , to promote the study
of Irish history , past and present ,
and to circulate carefully prepared
literature In schools and toolotlra that
the justice of the oauso may bo
thoroughly defended against Igno
rance , malice and misrepresentation ;
to encourage the study of the Irish
language , cultivation of Irish mail r ,
end our enlightened lovn of rt
characteristic ! which made the put of
onr r&co bright amid darkness , ami
have secured for the Colt suc
cess and renown In every country In
which baa had an equal opportunity
with his follows : to hurt the juomy
whore ho will feel it moat , by re
fusing to purchase any artlclo of En
gllnh manufactuao and by using all
legitimate Influences tri discourage
tradesmen from keeping EnglUh man
ufactures on sale ; to abolish sectional
fueling ; to destroy thoao baleful ani
mosities of province and creed which
have boon inddloualy handed down by
the enemy ; to weave a closer band of
racial pride and affection and to keep
allvo the holy fl.itno oi Irleh nation
ality whllo performing faithfully the
duties of American oltlzonehlp.
ART. 2. The officers of the league
shall bo president , vice-president ,
treasurer and secretary.
Anr. 3 The president 'shall ' prealdo
at all meetings of the league and per
form such other duties as may hereafter
after in those articles be imposed upon
ART. 4i In the absence or Inability
to serve of the president , hta dutioa
shall be discharged by the vice presi
ART. , 5 The treasurer shall prop
erly account for all money paid to
him by the secretary on behalf of the
league , and make explicit reports
thereof annually to the convention of
this league.
ART. G. The secretary shall keep
correct records of all meetings of the
league , receive all moneys for Its use
from subordinate branches , and
affiliating organize tlons.ln . states and
counties , and pay the lame over to
the treasurer , taking his , receipt ther < -
for , and all mouoys so , paid to ( he
secretary shall bo by * draft of post-
office order in favor of ( the treasurer.
ART. 7. The governing bpJy of the
league shall consist of JtFio'prosIdont ,
vlcu president and n Vancil which
shall bo composed of ono member
from each state , territory , District of
Columbia and -Ztautlnion | of Canada ,
and which sVtiU be elected , by the na
tional ooD'ontlon , and ohall meet at
least o ° 8 anunally , yt time and
plaOB/or"vhlcs JiiJlbS cc-'grftUd by
/ART. 8 The governing body shall
'most ' at least once annually at the
t/mo and place heretofore provided ,
and shall frame an organization simi
lar in character for each stats , terri
tory , District of Columbia and the
Dominion of Canada ; they shall pro
vide for the general welfare of the or
ganization and they shall have power
necessary to promote the interests and
extend the organization and Influence
of the league.
Mr. Alexander Sullivan , of Chica
go , took the floor. Thomas Bracken ,
of New York , at the same time arose
among the so-called dynamite men in
the rear of the hall and earnestly pro
testing against the proceedings. He
was at once surrounded by a clamor
ous crowd of delegates , the chair
meanwhile pleading for order. Finally
the dynamite men quieted down and
Sullivan nominated Rev. Dr. Charles
O'Reilly , of Detroit , as treasurer of
the new league. Col. Boland second
ed the motion and Father 0 Rallly
was elected by acclamation.
Father Oonaty nominated for presi
dent J. J. O'Blerne of Cincinnati
Col , Boland nominated for president
of the National League , Alexander
Sullivan , The name was greeted with
wild applause. Saillvan received the
grant majority of votes and on motion
of 0 Blerne , hla principal competitor ,
the election of Sullivan was made
Sullivan , coming upon the stage ,
said ho could not do justice to the po
sition and was compelled moat respect
fully but firmly to decline the honor.
The action of tfca convention would
send a thrill efylellght into every
Irish hbme and a Viook of terror to
the British parliament' and chambers
< f Dublin castlo. Sullivan's declina
tion was laid on the ui\jlo. John J.
A. Hynes was chosen secretary.
Alice Gallagher announced thai the
Fanny Parnell branch , StNjuQuls , sent
throngh her Its check for $800 for the
starving people of Irelan\ She
know the women of the leaguoNgonld
keep the wolf from the door\ho ;
looked to the m n to keep off
Father Oonaty 'said Parnell could
now point to ten mQllon united Irish
men on the Amerloin continent ,
Recass was taken.iVhat several dele
gations might aelotif a rf presentatlvo
on the executive -committee , which
waa to select a poiqbanont'council of
seven for tbo NitlrxUl League , Upon
reassembling a retention of esteem
for and condolence with Michael
Djultt , father of tiJ Land League ,
Incarcerated for tM9 third time in a
British dungeon , ruis unanimously
adooted. Ordered Uhat a resolution
of confidence and f'leor bo cabled to
Charles Stewart Paui U.
Mrs. Parnoll was Introdaood and
said :
been asked to crown with a wreath of
laurels onr Immortal statesman , leg-
lalato/ and president , George Wah-
Ingpn. The poiitioti of Ireland Is
almost similar to tta * of our ooa&try
In the revolutionary war. I have In
herited a drop of that old blood ; I
have also inherited Irish blood , which
gives mo an additional claim on you.
My father said , and I sustain him.
that the party which secures and
maintains position In the enemy's
country Is sure to come out fahoad. I
deny that my son has not secured that
position. v
Mrs. Parnell then placed a wreath
of laurel on the bust of George Wash
ington amid great enthusiasm , the
banner of Ireland being waved over
her head at the tlmo.
Frfthor Conaty , who had nominated
O'Bierno for president , solemnly entreated
treated Sullivan to Uko the holm.
Mrs , Parnnll trusted Sullivan would
give the now league the strength of his
invaluable services.
En-Treasurer Egan added his
words to those oi Mrs. Parnoll.
llcdpath said the Irish commanded
Sullivan to accept the position , add
ing that nn long OR the conservatives
controlled the pnlioy of the now
laayuo O'Douovau Rotsa would have
to tf.l'o ibe ok eoat.
Ttioman BceniKkii , secretary of the
Irich National Laud Laaguo , Implored
Srlllvimio make one more sacrllioo
lor hla country.
Sullivan came to the front of the
stage and said ho recognized the votoo
of the people was the voloo of Gbd.
In obedience to the voiced of Mrs.
Parnoll and Moners. Bronnan , Egan ,
and Hod path and the voioo of the
oouvuntlon ho would consent to act
temporarily as the servant of the
Irlnh In America , not as their leader.
Chairman Forcn announced that
Mra. Parnoll had boon elected pr0sl
dent of the National League of Amor
lea. Ho called on Henry T , Sher
idan , of Chicago to lead In singing
"God Sivo Ireland. " The song was
onng , the convention rising and joining
in the chorus. The chairman then de
clared the convention adjourned.
"Star Spangled Banner" and other
songs were sung before the delegates
abandoned the hall. The national
committee , ono from each state , etc ,
afterwards elected the following exec
ntivo council of the National League :
Rov. Father McKenna , Massachu
setts ; Dr. W. Wallace , New York ;
Jas. Reynolds , New Haven ; M. V.
Gannon , Iowa ; Judge J. G. Donnelly ,
Wisconsin ; John F. Armstrong ,
Georgia , and l/nlted States Senator
James Fair , of Nevada. The council
will meet in the morning at Continen
tal hall. This council requests every
Irish society in the United States and
Canada willing to co-operate with the
now organization to communicate with
the national secretary , John J. Hinoa ,
ol Buffalo , N. Y. .
elected president by the convention of
the National Leagno , is 35 years of
ago , born in Malno. Ho was a re
publican until 1872 , nntll when being
a strong friend of Greeloy , ho sup
ported the liberal movement. Ho hai
since been a democrat. Ho studied
law with Algernon Sullivan of New
York , and has been for a number of
years In successful practice in Chi
Martin Faron presided over the
meeting ia honae-of Patrick.Kjjan at
the Academy of Music , this evening
About 1,2,000 people were present.
The stage was filled by notables.
Egan was Introduced and spoke earn
estly and pleasantly , making no al
lusion to the convention. He ex
pressed his hope , and was now con
fident in his belief that Ireland will
again booomo a nation The baud
plavod "Wearing of the Green , " after
wiaoh Thos. Brennan addressed the
audience. His remarks were in the
nature of a iketoh of the wrongs of
Ireland and the work of the League.
Samuel J. Randall said every honeai
movement for Irish rights and Irish
nationality mot with his moat hearty
approval. God would reward Irish
men with success.
A little girl representing the chil
dren's Land League ot Philadelphia
presented a floral testimonial to Mrs.
Col. MoCinre of The Times said the
proceedings of to-day's convention
would strlko moro terror to English
oppressors than a whole continent of
menace. The grandest and greatest
blow over struck for Irish liberty waa
by the convention to day.
Alexander Sullivan spoke of Phila
delphia as the city beloved by all lib-
oriy-lovlng people In the world. The
new league meant no danger to Amor-
loin institutions. The Irish wore
distinct from the English , and would
always be , as God had made them so.
England had sentenced the Irish to bo
a nation of paupers. The Irish need
patience and organization. The men
who , 3,000 miles avray from danger ,
are violent and reactionary in the
measures they advocate , are more of a
help to the British oppressors than If
they wore red-coated.
Father Bay Ian , of Ireland , made a
very umoroas and pathetic speech ,
Ho oltod ono Instanca were 400 fam
ilies or 2,800 persons were evicted In
ono day in a county adjoining bis own
James Rodpath said the laud league
had boon the angel that had moved
the waters of the great pool of
Shipping News.
Bpoctal Dispatch to fti U i.
LIVERPOOL April 27. Tne ship
BrltUh Merchant , from 8tin Fran
cisco , had her decks rwopt , lost a portion
tion of her bulwarks and suffered
ether serious damaga.
NEW YOKK , April 27 Arrived ,
Demark , from London.
LIVERPOOL , April 27. Arrived ,
Bavarian , from Bjston ,
' Tha Clear Man
Sptclil Dlipttcii to Tui DM.
NEW YORK , April 27. The prin
cipal cigar inanuf aoturora concede $2
advance per 1,000 asked by workmen ,
The manufacturers aisert that within
a short time the men finding Havana
competition rninons to the business ,
will ' voluntarily relinquish the in
crease ,
Onn Known.
Sp cllOlip Vch to TBI Bli.
N w YORK , April 27. Ex presi
dent BayeiUft to-day for Fremont ,
The Noble Rods Wrestling With
' * 1" ' '
' w and Timber
Numerous Appointments An
nounced Revenue and
Treasury Matters ,
K r C nolndai th fovaath D jr of
Hli SUr Rente
A Variety of General New * .
Spiclkl EUpntchos lo Tn Itii.
WASHINGTON , April 27. The , secretary
rotary of the Interior will ojmorrow
hoar the evidence In the ( Joie of the
Ohootaw and Ohlckasaw ( Indians
versus the Missouri , Kaunas A Texan
railway company , The Indians ,
through their attorneys , maintain
that In the construction of-that road
timber was takqn from their reserva
tion for whlchHhoy rocolvol no com
Counsel for the Central Pacific
railway company to-day filed with the
secretary of the Interior a brief in
which ho appeals from the refusal of
the commissioner of the general land
ofllco to proceed with patenting of
lands to ' the Central Pacific railroad
company'as the successor of the Cali
fornia & Oregon railroad company of
California. The question Involved In
this appeal relates to the construction
to bo glvon to the act of July 26 ,
18GG , Oounsol for the railroad com
pany maintain that the forfoltnro sec
tion of this action does not differ In
Its legal effect from the forfeiture
clauses of ether land grant acts which
have already boon adjudicated by the
departments and the United States ac-
promo court ,
The president made the folio wing ap
pointments to-day : Wood , Ohio , to be
agent for the Indians at Qalnnanlt
agency , Washington territory ; B. H.
Jehnaon , Minnesota , register of land
office at Fergus Falls , Minn. ; John T.
Carlln , Ohio , receiver of public
moneys , Bozeman , Montana ; Patriot
Buckley , agent for the Indians of Tni-
allp agency , Washington territory ;
Charles Wlllouaby , agent for the In
dians of Noah Bay agent , Washington
The president to day appointed
Isaac Brandt , of Iowa , Wm , B. Dean ,
of Minnesota , and John Kelly , of
Oregon , a commission to examine
twenty-five miles of the Northern
Pacific railroad on the Mlosonla divis
ion of that road In Montana : also
Albert Or d way , ol Washington , D. 0. ;
G , Pomoroy , of Koos , Now York , and
Aaron Oragln , of Now York , a com
mission to examine another section of
thffeamo rofad on the RooVy Mountain
division in Montana territory. *
The forthcoming volume of diplo
matic correspondence , now nearly
ready for. public distribution , shows
that the invitation of the United
States for a peace congress of all na
tions in North and South America
was accepted very promptly by nearly
every government to which it was
sent. There was none of the diplo
matic delay usually attending Impor
tant propositions.
All members were present at the
regular meeting to-day. The session
listed about three hours and waa
mainly devoted to the consideration
of now civil service regulations. No
conclusion was reached with regard to
them. They will bo taken up again
for further consideration at the next
cabinet mooting.
Ker finished his review of evidence In
the Bismarck-Tongue river route and
after thanking the jury for their
patient attention began the general
summing up the points which in his
opinion had been established by the
evidence submitted in the case taken
as a whole. Adjourned nntil Monday.
Oaptaln Thomas McGregor , First
cavalry , reports to the war depart
ment that ho has made a thorough in
vestigation and finds that the rumors
of contemplated outbreak among tbo
Indiana at the willows on Columbia
river , W. T. , are totally unfounded.
Indian Agent Cramaler , at Fort
Tot ton , Montana , telegraphs the
commissioner of Indian affairs that
ho has notified the Turtle Mountain
Indiana to come there to receive sup
plies. These are the Indiana recently
reported as being In a starving condi
tion. Cramslor will distribute
among them 3,000 pounds of flour
and 2,400 pounds of pork.
The commissioner of Internal rev
enue says the supply of new tobacco
stamps as called for under the now
la * will bo sufficient to meet all de
mands. Whllo the bureau may not
bo able to supply all requisitions for
these stamps made by manufacturers
and collectors of internal revenue by
the first of May when the lew goes
Into operation , all applicants will be
supplied with a ouffialont number to
meet the demands for stamps for cur
rent UBO , The largo amount of stamps
called for In tbo requisition la ex
plained by the fact that collectors and
other applicants desire to soonro a
stock to keep them supplied for three
or four months. The commissioner
says those requisitions will bo met
during the month of May.
TKiAHunr ouutrs.
Asaiatant Secretary French resumed
the duties of acting secretary of the
treasury , which , during his absence ,
were performed by Assistant Secre
tary New. French has a commission
from the president to act as secretary
la the absence or Illneas of tbe More *
Itaryj Now holds a similar commission
' In the absence of both secretary and
assistant. Secretary Folgor , whUo not
[ ill or indisposed , bos too many im
portant questions nndpr consideration
to dsvoto the tlmo necessary to sign
official mall and pass upon routine
matters requiring prompt action.
In compliance with the terms of the
resolution adopted by the convention
of colored' people of the District of
Columbia , wnloh mot In this city on
emancipation day , a call has been is
sued for a national convention of
colored men to be hold in Washington
on the 24th of September , 1883. The
convention Is called for consideration
of the present and future condi
tion of the colored people
of this country and the boat method
of securing to them full enjoyment of
their social and political rights.
The attorney general has desig
nated John 8. Blair as counsel to
prosecute the ohareoa against Super
vising Architect Hill now under in
vestigation at the treasury depart
ment. Scorntary Folgor his suggested
to Mr. March , who preferred the
charges , the name of D. T. Alexander ,
fifth auditor of the treasury , as a
member of the special Investigating
commission In plaoo of Assistant So
licitor Robinson.
Tha Purchase of tha Hnnnibal-
Special DUpatch to TUB Bit.
NKW YORK , April 27 The no-
gntiitlona which have been pending
for nome ttmo between the 0. , B , &
Q railroad company and the Gould
syndicate controlling the Hannibal &
St. Joe , wore concluded today. Pa
pers were nlgnod and placed in the
hands of L , Amos , in escrow. IVo-
thirds of the preferred stock and 75-
000 eharos of common were repre
sented In the transaction. The pur
chase by the 0. , B. & Q. involved
alao a contract with the Western
Union telegraph company , extending
to all lines of the railroad company.
There has boon a question whether
the contract with the 0. , B. & Q , ex
tended to and embraced the leased
and now lines , but this has been met
by the execution of a new' contract.
Both parties seem to regard the
transaction as mutually advantage
Cyclone Chips-
8p cUl Ulipttch to Till BII.
NEW ORLEANS , April 27. A Wes
son special says the total deaths to
date In Beanregard and Wesson is 46.
The Rod Cross society -Is doing good
service , having received so far 94,000.
Contributions are being received from
ether points ia Mlaslaalsslppl and
Louisiana. As showing the force of
the storm , a eolld'lron screw of a
cotton press , weighing 075 pounds ,
was carried by the cyclone 300 yards ,
and a plooo of scantling 3 by 4 Inches
and 10 foot long ws driven through
a red oak sapling. Much distress is
reported in the country not yet reached
by tbo relief committee.
. Death ea the Rail ; #
Bp cU ! Dl * toh to THI Bis. '
DETROIT , April 57. A.terriblo col
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Ohiotgo & Grand Trunk railroad near'
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shivering into fragments two Pullman
coaches. The conductor of the sleep
ing car and two or three passengers
were killed by the collision and ten or"
a dozen poisons seriously injured.
DETROIT , April 27. Further par
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gor , shivering two Pullmans
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J Wall , of Mnntroal ; 11. Froyer , of
Eoglonocd ; N. J. John ; W. Big
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