Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, April 15, 1886, Image 1
THE OMAHA DAILY BEE. FIFTEENTH YEAR , OMAHA , THURSDAY & 0RNCNGK APJRIL 15. 188G. NUMBER 334 A BREATH OF DEATH Wild Winds Work Desolation nnd Destruc tion in Their Furious Course. % ll , CITIES AND TOWNS LAID WASTE. Many Mangled Victims and Ghastly Corpses Lying in Their Wake , MORE THAN A HUNDRED KILLED , With Twice As Many Persons Seriously and Fatally Injured. MINNESOTA AND IOWA SUFFER. St. CloiK * nnil Bank KnplilH Almost \Vlpisil Out of HxiHicncc Hx- tonsive Damage In West ern lotvn. A Fearful Calamity. ST. PAUL , April II. St. Cloud and Sank liaplds , Minn. , were swept by a terrible and iliwtrtictivo cyclone nbontr:30 : o'clock this afternoon. The first knowledge of the dis- nsterwas contained In the following tele- uram sent to Mayor Ames from St. Cloud asking help : "ToMAvonA.MKS , Minneapolis : Terrible destructive cyclone passed ovcrSt. Cloud and Sank Rapids late tills afternoon. Terrible destruction here. Plcaso send up all tlio as sistance youcan Immediately by fpsclal train. Send physicians and surgeons. " Telegrams to the following effect wcro re ceived from Sank Kapids : "To MAYOII AMK , Minneapolis : Can you send special train with physicians to this rlty' . ' A cyclone passed over the city tills afternoon. A. areat many arc believed to have been killed , but the number is not yet known. ( Signed ) SACK KAPIDS. " Immediately upon receipt of this news preparations wcro made to respond to the call for help. A train for St. Cloud loft nt G o'clock. Information is very meagre , nnd .sensational reports nro current. It is re ported that ono hundred people were killed at SI. Cloud. It is believed at least forty persons have been killed , and about seventy-live wounded. It Is Impossible to get much information at this hour. All Is excitement nnd the streets are filled with excited men , frightened and weeping women and children. The disaster is cer tainly very appalling. Scores of houses have been entirely wrecked and tlio'cxtcnt of the loss of life cannot now bo slated. Tlio city is lull of rumors and It is very difficult to ob tain reliable news. The term struck St. Cloud between the round house and freight depot and swept a path 000 yards wide through the city , level ing between 150 and 200 houses. N. It. Clark a well-known lumberman who lives in St. Cloud , says ninety persons were killed In .St. Cloud and more than a hundred in lured , many of them seriously. Superintendent \Vnkomnii of the Manitoba road says that between thirty and forty per sons weio killed at Sank Kapids , a small town on tlio Manitoba nnd Northern Pacific roads , a few miles southeast ot St. Cloud , nnd nearly double Hint number injured. The telegraph wires northwest of tills city nro nil down , and no news either direct from St. Cloud or Sank Hiplds lias been received since 7 o'clock. A terrific thunder storm passed over St. Paul and Minneapolis about 0 o'clock , and n heavy hail btorm followed , though of but hlmit duration. In fact , ono storm cloud after another has swept across the state ever Hlneo last evening , niultho rain fall has been heavy. The storm Is the worst ever known in the Btato since ISS-'t , when 11 ichestcr and J'lsln were devastated by a tornado. The latest reports give the number killed In St. Cloud as fifteen and the injured at nbout twenty-five , and at Sank Rapids fif teen lulled and twenty Injured. Another terrific thunderstorm Is no v prevailing horn which Interferes irrcatly with the wires. jioni : OK TIM : niri'An.s. CHICAGO , Apr ! ! lit The Inter-Ocean spo- clal says the cyclone began about 3 o'clock In the bosom of tlio Masonic cemetery , forming n whirlwind about l.OCO feet in diameter. It took almost every tieo In the circle from the ground or twisted It elf at the trunk. Great stones wcro torn up nnd can led along with the wind , moving slowly along in a north easterly direction. It wrecked the Catholic chapel nnd several houses In Its course across the prnlrlo adjoining the town. It completely demolished John Schwartz's large brick house nnd fifty or moro smnller frame houses like so many feathers. In most eases nothing was left to mark the situ of the dwellings but the cellars , The prairies were strewn with timbers , furniture and clothing. The freight depot of tliu Manitoba was n total wreci\ , Numerous ears , loaded with freight , were blown hall a uillo and the rails wrenched from the track. It passed the limits of thu town Just west of Lieutenant Governor Oilman's residence , killing ; several horse.- ' . It crossed the Mississippi at the Sank RapIds - Ids wagon bridge , which It demolished. It hero widened to CCO feet and levelled Stan- ton's grist mill. From ( hero It swept throned the centre of the town , taklnt : the best of the business pti ; I of it , Including the court house , hotel , public school and every Important busi ness building In town except Wood's store. The village Is virtually wiped out , four-fifths of tin ) buildings being levelled , The fatalities In St. Cloud , ! though great , nro not equal In number to those In Sank Rapids. In every house the Inmates were moio orles.j hint , Tin ; IIAD ) AT ST. ri.ot ! , so far as known , nro ns follows : Nick Jun- mnnii ; Mrs. Wclsmnn and little girl ; n son , 1 years old , of B. O , Werskl ; n son , 7 years old , of Frank GelnskolTski ; Mrs. Stein , a widow ; n son , 4 years old , of P.Wai- doif ; Slioitrhlgo Younga railroad mnn ; his brother William hnd both legs smashed , since amputated ; Vnnlioiisen , nn unknown rail roadman ; two young children of Mr. Cens ; baby of August Knott. IlKAIl AT SAUIC ItAPinS. J. Berg , merchant , and two children ; John Kcnard , co.unly auditor ; George Lindloy , county treasurer ; two children of C. G , Wood , merchant ; Abnor St. Cyr , fatally hurt ; child of Carpenter , cleik of court ; P. Jlcauporo , judge of probate court , badly hurl ; Julgnr Hill , President of Qcrinan American National bank.- , , iuum.Y wbnif'AT itiru's. ST.vrio'N . , From Sank Kapids thu storm btriicl ; Rica's Nation , Bcnton county , demolishing the vil lage ami killing or Injuring nearly thqcnUro population. Wires are down ami no dcflnuo Information Is obtainable from here , Am AsKhn FOR. ST , PAVI. , April 1L Nearly all the build ings In St. Cloud demolished by the cyclone were small frame houses occupied by work- ngincn who were nbsent , and only their wives and children were In the houses. The pecuniary loss wilt reach about 500,000 t St. Cloud. , , Moro damage was done nt Sank Rapids , whoic the property destroyed was of a moro valuable character. It Is Impossible to ob tain details trom there to-night. Governor llubbanl to-jilght received the following message from Stnto Senator Buck- man : SAUK ItAPins , MINNESOTA Our town Is In ruins. Send us aid. [ Signed. ] IlUCKMAN. Governor Ilnbbnrd at once sent messages toiwiyors of nil cities nud lnr o towns In the stnto asking that steps bo taken to at once secnio money nml things needed nnd forward them as speedily as possible to Senator Buckmnii for the destitute. A brief dispatch has just bejn received , saying that between forty nnd lh\y nonius HAH IIIIN : : ni-covr.niii : : from the ruins nt St. Cloud , nnd the search is not completed. The town presents a scene of the utmost desolation ns seen by the light of lllckeiIIIL' lanterns , nnd the gioans of tlie wounded nud lamentations of these who have lost relatives are heart-lending In tlio extreme. Not before daylight will the full extent be known. Among the in- jnreil is ox-Senator Kly llalhert , formerly of Biimhaiupton , N. Y. , but at present tlio northwestern agent of the New York Mutual Lite Insurance company. Ho is not expected to live. TIIH STOIIMJIN IOWA. The Vlllnfjo of Conn Unplils Denior- nll/.cil Ono Fatality. PANAMA , Iowa , April 1-1. [ Special Tele gram. ] A frightful cyclone struck Coon Rapids at1:00 : o'clock tills afternoon , doing widespread damage and utterly demolishing the east side of the town. Ono boy was in stantly killed , and many persons badly In jured. Twenty-livo residences were leveled to tlio ground , beside two churches , the school house and a blacksmith shop. A freight train going west was lifted from the track by the furious wind and blown Into an adjoining field. Only the locomotive and two cars were loft on the rails. The cars and their contents were badly wrecked and scat tered In all directions. A number of cars standing on the sidetrack were also thrown oil' and demolished. Devastation Marks Its I'ntli. ATLANTIC , Iowa , April H. [ Special Tele gram. J A devastating cyclone , accompanied by hail and rain , passed east of Atlantic a't 4 o'clock this afternoon. It is supposed that the cyclone started about three miles cast of Griswohl , then passed north and slightly cast , then after going about nine miles north west of here , turned west and passed two and a half miles cast of Bragton. Tlio cyclone was very peculiar in appearance. tV largo revolving cloud was soon , one-tonrth of a mile wide , winch sent funnel shaped shoots , resembling an elephant's trunk , down to the ground. Tlio whole cloud , how ever , was very destructive. Southeast of Atlantic , about live miles , Henry Rogers' ho'iso was blown to atoms and the hired man badly Injured. John Kirk's barn , "OJ feet long , was shattered and the house partially destroyed. The storm then passed northeast , taking everything In Its path. In Benton township ten houses were totally destroyed , one woman was badly hurt , and piobably will not iccovcr. Tlio storm passed twenty- two miles east of Bragton , destroying the dwelling * of Jmnes Iteynolds , William Biintncr , and Donald , and the Brlntner school house. The scholars escaped by run ning with tlio family into Brintner's cave. Mr. Woi thy raves' was dangerously hint. Much stock was killed. ] > ainauo nt Story City. DKS MOINKS , April H. [ Special Tele gram.J Advices from Story City , Story coun ty , foity miles north of here , say a tornado passed over that region , moving north , nt r o'clock this afternoon , and unroofed several houses and blowing down barns. Some per sons wcro slightly injured , but no deaths. The cloud was accompanied by n frightful roaring as it moved north along tlio line of the river. A Dishonest Hallway Clerk. BI.OOMINOTON , III , , April H. J. L. Biggs , clerk In the auditor's office of tlio Lake Krio & Western railway , was arrested this after noon on his return from Sandusky , Ohio. His house had been searched during Ids absence and a lot of missing tickets found there. * The company claims to have hnd stolen from them ' , ! % " > California and other western tleki * , worth from 3 * > , OJO to SlO.ooo , together with an official stamp. It Is charged that Blags had sold twenty-live tickets to Kansas City and bt. Louis scalpers , and that ho was receiving registered letters under the name of "L. James.1' Ho has a wife and two children. IncreiiHcil Haton to California. CIIICAOO , April 11. The Atclilsin , Topeka & Santa Fo made another advance in Its schedule of passenger rates to-day , the rea son for It being given out as tlio imposlbllity of handling tlio present rush of traffic over the road. The rates over that road will now 1)0 ) as follows : First class S'M. with S15 re bate , or net § 15 , from the Missouri river to California common points ; second and third eludes S'iO , with $10rebate : round trip tickets from tint Missouri river to San Francisco and return , ninety days limit , SIM an advance of S'i'J on the present rates. Neither the Union Pacilio nor B. A ; M , have yet paid any attention to the advance by the Atchison , Topeka & Santa Fe. Give Him a Modal. CINCINNATI , O , , April M. Alanzo P , Kendall , 70 years old , living In ncottago nt Lockland , Olh | > , shot and killed a burglar who with two others was entering his rooms shortly after midnight last night. The mayor will not arrest Kendall , DoHtriiotivu Kirn. PAITA , Peru , April H. A destructive fire occnricd hero Monday night. Seven houses were destroyed nnd two women weio burned to death. Memorial Service. A memorial service in memory of the late John B. ( lon h was held in the North Presbyterian church last Sabbath evening by the Good Templars of that part of the city , The devotional ceremo ny was conducted by the pastor , Hov. Henderson , in a most beautiful ami im pressive manner. The speaker , Mr. G. W. Kyle , was then introduced by the \V. \ C , T. , J. W. Taylor. IIo held tlio audi ence in rapt attention by his eloquent tri bute paid to the illustrious dead. Mr. O. II. Ballon , representing the Good Tem plars , inailo n short nnd well appreciated speech , Tnoolioir , composed of fifteen young gentlemen and ladies , members ol thonvuor. sang most ' beautiful and appro priate selection's. A crnvcm portrait of J. Ii. Gough was heavily draped in mourning , as well as tlio charters ot both subordinate ami district lodges. Flowers and-plnnU wcro profusely and artistical ly iirra'nged. The Uluo Itibbou club joined in..the service , also the colored Good Templars. , . A BOLD DEMAND FOR JUSTICE , Powderly's ' Letter to Gould Urging a Set tlement of tlio Strike. PREGNANT WITH UGLY FACTS. Tlio Itntlrond Magnate ClmlleiiRcd to ISrliif ; ( lie Matter Into the Courts Tlio Linttcr'.s Lengthy llciily. Powdcrly to Gould. Nmv YORK , April 14 , A voluminous cor respondence lias passed between Gould and Powderly , consisting of one letter from Pow dcrly dated Scranton , Pa. , April 11. and a reply from Gould of this date. Tlio following Is tlio substance of Powderly's letter : JAV Goi'i.n. Esq. , President Missouri Pacific llallnia'l. Dear Sir : The events of the pnH ioity-clghl hours must liavo demon strated to yon the absolute necessity of bringing this terrible strusglc In the south west to a speedy termination. Yon have the power , authority nnd means to bring the strike to IMI end. I Imvn done everything in my power to end the strike. The gentlemen associated with mo have done tlio same. Kverything consistent with honor and manhood has been done in tlio Interest of peace. No false notions of priilu or dlir- nlty have swayed us with our dealings with you or the gentlemen associated with yon. Powderly then refers to the celebrated con ference with Gould on Sunday , Marcn US , and reviews the already published features of that conference , together with his ( Pow- derley's ) constructions upon Gould's Ian- uiumo nnd the telegram Mint by him to Hoxle ; tohlsown orderdiiectlni ; the strikers to return to work , and to the misunderstand ing and complications which ensued. In this connection Powderly declares that Gould's after-statements that the letter sent Powdcrly on the day of the conference , on- clusliii : the dispatch to Hoxle , had been pre pared several days , was not correct , inasmuch as Gould had changed It in ono paitlcular after the matter had been talked over. Powderly reviews other features of that conference , and also one held March 'M , and then says : " 1 did not hear cither von or Mr. Hopkins say that the present troubles along your road would be arbitrated with men who were not at work. It was my firm belief , whmi I left you that night , that you meant to have tlio entire affair submitted to arbitration at the first possible moment. That belief Is shared In by McDowell , who was present during the interview. When you sent the telegram to Huxio , yon sent It as president of the Mis souri Pacific railroad company. 1'ou sent It as the chief sends a mcssaeo to an inferior officer , nnd it meant ns much to a sensible man as the most Imperative order could possibly moan. When I , as chief ollicer of tlio Knights Of Labor , send a message such as that , It Is understood to bo my wishes , and those wishes are respected by tlio subordinate ollicer to whom they are sent. It is not ills place to put a different construction on them and give them Ills own interpretation. His duty is to obey tlio spirit of the instructions. Tlio man in power need not bo an autocrat In outer to have his wishes respected. That was the idea I entertained when I left your house that night. " After devoting some space to defining the relation 01'a district assembly to the general assembly , Powderly says : "When on Mon day-March 29 , von " sent mo a letter marked 'personal , ' you"at tlio same time told the newspaper correspondent that you had done so. What your motive was in marking your letter 'personal' and at the same time inform ing representatives of tlio press that you had done so , 1 do not know , nor do 1 question your motive. I felt it to bo my duty to let the public s > ce tlio letter , which contained notmngof a personal nature Whatever. Thcro are people wno might bo uncharitable enough to say that your intention was to give the impression that ( bore was something between you and me which would not bear tlio light ol public scrutiny. 1 have nothing to conceal. Ton can settle this strike. Its longer continuance rests with yon and von alone. Kvcry act of violence , every drop of blood that may uoslicd from this time forth , must be laid at your door. The Knights of L'ibor were not founded to promote or shield wrongdoing , and to-day the order ot the Knights of Labor stand between your prop erty and ruin. Vim have said that the order of the Knights of Labor was n conspiracy , a secret menace , etc. I am willing , as cliiof officer , to lay everything connected with our order bare to the world if von will on the other hand , lay open to the publictliu means and methods whereby you have piled up the wealth which you control , and allow the tribunal of public opinion to pass judgment on thutwo nnd say which Is conspiring. Do you accept the challenge ? "You have instructeit your legal adviser to proceed against every man connected with tlio Knights of Labor for damages sustained since tins strike began. Two weeks ago 1 said : 'Do not do tillsToday I say : 'Bogin at once ; ' lay claims for dam ages in every court within whoso jurisdiction a knight exists ; proceed at once , and In every .state where you can recover dnmaucs , do so if tlio law will sustain you. Let the majesty of the law bo vindicated. It is just and rldit that it should Ins so. Wo are willing to face you be fore th'j law , and will use no oilier weapons. It'you Imvo at nil times obeyed the law in vour dealings. In the methods by which you have acquired your immense fortune , then it is time that tlio many offenses witlt which you aio charged should bo refuted. Yon Imvo remained silent under the many damaging charges of injuring tlio state. Wo will bo your avengers. If you have been wronged , wo will let U bo known to the world through tlio medium of thocomts of justice , and let mo say right lieru that no money will buy a verdict nt the hi'.nds of these courts. This certainly means warbut It'b : i war between legitimate capital , honest enterprise nnd honest labor on the ono hand , nnd Illegitimate on tlio other hand. There will bo no mobs in tills supreme premo hour to silence any man's opinion. No converts will bu niailu by physical fou-e. You have been warned thai your lllo Is In danger. Pay no attention to such talk. No man who has tlio Interest of his country at heart would harm a hair of your head. But the system which reaches out on all sides gathering in millions of treasure , nnd keep ing them out of the legitimate channels of commerce , must die. 1 have taken counsel fromthubostlegal mlndsof the UnitcdStnlc.s Woaio prepared to face you before tlio courts and now await your action In tlio matter. This is not a threat. 1 speak for .100.080 or ganized men , who nro ready to pa ) oat the last furtliing In order that justice may prevail. You have it in your po\\er to make liiends of these mo'i by acting the part of a man , nnd bv taking this matter Into your own hands. Will you do so , nnd end this strike In tliu In terest of humanity aim our common coun try ? " Powdcrly's letter wns sent to Gould throuirh W. O. McDowell , with Instructions that If Gould , to whom these written Instruc tions weio also submitted , did not cuiisunt to an honorable settlement of the difficulty ha- fine , r > o'clock of the day the letters were de livered , or at that hour htill preserved silence , to allow the letters to bo published. ( iori.t's ANswini. At tlio opening of his reply to 1'owderly , Gould quotes this letter of instructions to McDowell , and acknowledges the receipt of Powderly's letter , the substance of which Is given above. Gould then proceeds to con- btmo Powderly's letter ns an olliclnl declara tion that the Knights of Labor hnd determined to pursue him per sonally unless the Missouri Pacific company should yield to its demand In what they called the strike on that road , In answer to these personal threats ho would say that ho wns still a free American citizen , Gould then refers to his low beKlnnlnir in life and to his success throuih habits of tem perance and industry , and that if , as Pow derly bays , ho is now to bo destroyed by the Knights of Labor , it .Is fortunate ho has retained his early habits of industry. Gould then says ho U quite content to leave his personal records' in the hands of his neighbors and business asrociates. If they have might .to compUiln-of ho will bo glad to submit tu any arbitration. Gould then recounts the tact that when the strike commenced ho was far away from the sec no of the trouble , and quotes a telegram from his subordinates describing the difficulty nnd other messages licrctof.qre miblUrjed during tlio carly part ot tub trouulesV TUG lost dispatch quoted Isonq IromA. L. Hopkins to 1'owderly earnestly nrclng that the strike Is unjust to both , sides , ns the road is In tliqhiimls of receivers. "This dispatch , " ' savs Gould , "yon never answered. . .This correspondence places the continuance qf tliq strike on your < honldcr.4. Yon sat still and was silent after Mr. Hopkln's urgent appeal , nnd allowed the strike logo on allowed the company's prop erty to bo forcibly seized , and the citizen ! ) ot four states anil ono territory to bo deprlvcit of their rightful railroad facilities. Thus forced , the board of directors , before my re turn , jilnced the matter In Mr. llovlo's hand by a formal resolution , nnd that disposition IMS never boon changed. " Gould then enters into a long review ot the features of the difficulty already pub- Ishcd nnd ropubllshedmaintaining that the company's offer to take back the strikers who had not destroyed properly had been strictly lived up to , and adds that the com pany Is still ready to live up to Its agreement in that regard. In conclusion Gould says : "In the face of nil this , you notify mo that unless by fl o'clock 1 personally consent to do something pre cisely what , 1 di ) not sco , then personal con sequences of a sort vaguely oxpicssed , but not hard to understand , will , nt the hands of your older , be visited upon me. Let me again remind you that it is an American citizen whom you nud your order thus propose to destroy. The contest is not between your order and mo , but between your order and the laws of the land. Your order has already defied these laws In preventing , by violence , this company from operating Its roads. You held , then , that this company should not operate its roads under tin ; conditions prescribed by the law , but only under the conditions prescribed by you. You now de clare , in ell'oct , that I hold my Individual prroperty und rights not as other men hold theirs , but only at tlio peril of your lettliiK loose irrevocably , after 5 o'clock , your order upon me. If tills Is true of tills company , and of me , it is true of nil other men 41111 ! companies. If .so , you and your secret order are the law , and nn American citizen Is such only In name. Already for weeks your order has , In your attack upon this company , not hesitated to disable it by violence from rendering Its duty to the imbl'o , and from doing work nnd paylne wages to men at least three times your own number , who. working as they were by your side , wens nt least deserving of your sympathy. Havinc published this violence beyond even the great f jrbearance of the phblic , and found in this direction the cause to hesitate , you now turn upon me and'propose' that wronsrs you have hitherto inflicted upon the public shall now culminate in an attack upon an individual. In tills , ns I have said , tlio real issue is between you and the laws of the land. It may be , before you are thromrh , those laws will efficiently advise you that I , ns an Individual cltl/cn , nm not beyond their care. Very respectfully , JAY GOCI.I ! Aid for the Utrikors. SCISAXTON , Ia. ! , April M. Master Work man Powderly nas written to Secretary Tur ner , of the Knights of Labor , saying a spirit ed circular should go out at once to tlio order , ' asking them to turn every dollar they can rnlsu Into the hands of the southwest Knights In support of the lislit against the Gould system. T1IK SlTtTATiru IN EAST ST. I.OUtS. ST. Loris , April 14. The situation in East St. Louis Is unchanged , with the ex ception that various roads are iiv better shape to do business ; > nd nro doing more , bwltch engines in the. 'various yards are busy and n resumption of business seems more probable than , at any time..since the beginning of the strike. The great draw back to the various companies tuliv-rcsum- ' ing is tlio inability of'the St. Louis Bridge company and Beit line to afford sufficient traiiblerriiiK facilities across the bridge and river from tlio levee to the various yards. The Bridge , company employed a few moro men yesterday and a few more this morning. The Belt line nnd the Bridge company re quire sixteen switchmen on each side of the river , and the number of men now employed Is inadequate. Tlio officials say tills state of affairs is not because the men do not desire to return to won ? , but because they are afraid to do so for fear of the consequences after the militia is oidcrc.il uwny. The business of the various roads yester day exceeded that of any previous day since tlio strike , and from appearances to-day it is .safe to predict still moro complete resumption of freight traffic. The Chicago , Burlington & Quincy , and Chicago & Al ton roads seem to bo in tlio best condition so far as their ability is concerned to handle freight , and the men in these yards have been busy all morning making up trains. Fifty men , eight of whom aru old hands , returned to work this morning , giving this road a full force of platform men. Ono freight train was sent out over this road this morning. At the Burlington & Quincv yards and freight depot the condition of affairs Is the same as nt the Alton ytuds nnd depot , and freight trains on that road were sent out this morning. Men inother yards , executing tlio Louisville & Nashville und Cairo shoit line , are busy making up trains , and it is expected they will succeed in sending them out Inter In the day. Tlio situation at the Indianapolis it St. Louis yards in East St. Louis is reported to lie in a promising condition. The company had all the men nc-cdcd , and was doing busi ness in earnest , ono train having been sent out. The Carlo Short line has two switch engines at work making up trains nnd mov ing freight. The Vnndalla asront claims they are receiving and handling largo amounts of freight. iioxir.'s JIOHNINO m.ow. Nnw YOKK , April M , A dispatch was re ceived at the Missouii Pacific offices to-day from lloxio. in S.t. Louis says : The follow ing dispatch was'received tills morning from Springiiold , HI. : "There Is llftlo or no probability of the coal miners making any trouble as they nio anxlnus to woik. " Ainonu' the persons killed ntEast St. Louis last Friday was "the ringleader of tlio last strike at thu Springfield iron works and tlio leader of the riot In which thrco. iron works men were killed. STIIIKK roil A it.visn. KITTANNINO , Pa. , April H. Tlio employes of thu Kltlanning Iron company's llebecca furnace struck lor an advance or 10 per cent in wages. A IHfiK IN Fl'IINITUnn. PiTTsnt'iio , Pa. , April ll. The furniture manufacturers received formal notice that tlio cabinet makers and upholsters demand an advance of i0 ! par cent on nil piece work nnd a reduction of daily labor to eight hours a day after May 1. Thu movement is goncral throughout the country , The demands will bo granted and the pried of furniture ad vanced. , CAII nmvr.iis' STIIIKK. BAI.TIMOIIK , Md. . April H. Tlio drivers employed on tlio Bilrk line street ears struck to-day for fc'J per day of twelve hours work , nml at U nil cars wuro "tied up , " The men wcro making but Sl.fiO per day. AI.r.lJUlET. Bin.i.Kvii.i.E , 111. , .April H. The city to-day is peifectly quiet. All trains nro running as usual , Onl. who caused the out break last night , was not arrested , Hooslcr Ilnnna OCTunds n Nation. Nr.w YOIIK , April H-rSpccial ; [ Telegram. ] The World'/ / * Washington special says : A private letter was received here to-day Iroma prominent gentleman dimmed In business In the Argentine Republic. It says that the president of tlio republic has just sent a note to Secretary Iluyard asking him to have Min ister llanna recalled. Hanna has , It Is said , taken pleasure In trampling on what are con sidered the forms of necessary poiitcnes B between - tween a lady aud gentleman In the Argen tine Itepubhc. Ills business ventures In the republic and his Invitation to Indiana finan ciers to come down there and reap a harvest of dollars has outraged polite officials anil have made the request for his recall a very urgent one. Confirmation * ) . WASHINGTON , April H. The scnnto to day confirmed the followlnc : To bo col lectors of Internal revenue : G. A. Wilson , Fifth district of Illinois ; It. Stone , First dis trict of Illinois ; Maurice Kelly , Fouitli dis trict of Illinois ; W. B. Anderson , , Thir teenth district of Illinois. DOWN THE DEADLY Ml. A Oall to the Dairymen to Arise and Ex terminate Imitation Butter. CONGRESS WILL PASS THE BILL. General IIOR.III to Attend tlio Ne braska (3 , A. R. lie-union , nnd 1'oa * sllily President Clcvclnnd May lie Present Capital Gossip. Drive Out. Oleomargarine. WASHINGTON. April 14. [ special Tele gram , ] Joseph II. Itcall , president of the American Agricultural nnd Dairying associa tion , Issued a circular to-day addressed to the farmers nnd dairymen of the United States , in which ho says : "Tho enemies of the dairy and of consumers of butter nro or ganizing to defeat our movement In behalf of honest Industry nnd puio food. Manufac turers of counterfeit butter have held a meeting and agreed to raise 5500,000 to de feat our bill now before congress. Iteallzlng a prollt , ns they state themselves , of 55,000,000 per year on the manufacture , they could well afford to do this , and retailers of the stuff could give ten times ns much , for their prollts arc ten times greater. Thank God that wo have a congicss of the United States that recognizes the Importance. In the value of the agricultural nnd dairy In terests of the country ns paramount to nil others , and that , so far as ascertained , nro In full sympathy with our demand. There Is no mnn in either the senate or the house who could bo bought to assist in tills monumen tal fraud , and the purpose to raise money for this object should of itself bo sufficient grounds for condemning the whole enter prise. On the contrary , 1 believe the mem bers all want to protect dairy farmers and consumers of butter. No sum of money could have placed our measure In the favora ble position It now occupies , nor secure its passage , and no amount , however great , can defeat it on a square Issue. But the trickery nnd sharp practlc , that surrounds the entire tralllc In imitation butter will bo resorted to , and nothing left undone that rascality nnd shrewdness caii accomplish. The sharpest and most unprincipled lawyers and lobbyists In the country will bo employed to conspire ncainst us , and every known method'resorted to that could defeat or delay us. Dairymen of America , wo have a terrible enemy to deal with. He strikes In the dark as ho works in the dark. Arise In our might and crush him out. Meet in every village , town and hamlet at once , and organize to assist ns by bringing your direct inlluence to bear upon congress. iVdopt resolutions-showing you feel and suiter. Demand that the fraud bo extermin ated root and branch. Denounce every ar- tlclo produced or sold by the concerns mak ing or selling tlio stuff , and taboo all inter ested In * any way , or who sympathize wither or countenances them. Those who make or sell Imitation butter are enemies square enemies of the public weal , and' should bo classed as criminals of the lowest and most dangerous order. " -WIIKN co.vmiEss WILL Anjounx. 'Congressman Blunt , of-Gcorgia , says ho be- llovcs congress will atljouru in about' ninety days. _ ' "rbclieve , " ho said , talking of the work of congress , "that we are through now with silver and labor legislation for this con gress. The tariff and Intcr-htnto commerce bills arc the only measures that are liable to consume any more time , nnd I think the former stands a pretty good show of being passed by the Forty-ninth congress , as there are propositions in it which commend them selves favorably to the majority. The ap- propiiatlon committee in the house has been backward in reporting some of the bills re ferred to it , and naturally the naval commit tee has peen forced to adopt the same course on account of tlio agitation regarding the Improvement of the navy. Still , I do not .sec any necessity for the session of congress to bo prolonged beyond the middle of July at the furthest. " TIM : I'opri.Aii srxECiir.s. There Is a greater demand for speeches on the silver question than for any speeches that have been made in the senate on politi cal issues. The largest eiders received at the government printing office this session was for William L. Scott's speech in support of the compromise on tlio silver question. The next largest order was for Black's speech attacking the financial policy of tlio adminis tration , which was calle.il for by members of botli parties. NOTA1II.ES TO VISIT NinillASKA. Ex-Senator Thayer , commander ot the Grand Army of the Republic for Nebraska , is here , and in company with Representative Dorscy called upon President Cleveland to day and extended to him an Invitation to the reunion of tlio G. A. Jt. ; 't ' Grand Island in August next. Tlio president received his visitors very cordially and said that ho would like very much to visit Nebraska ; that ho had heard a great deal of the growth of the state nnd had n desire to meet tlio enterprising people there , but ho could not promise to-day to do so. It his business was In a condition to ad mit of his absence , ho would bu present nt the reunion he said. Messrs. Thayer nnd Dorfioy called upon ( Senator Logan nnd ex tended him a similar invitation , Ho imme diately replied that lie would try to meet his old comrades in Nebraska nt their reunion ; that ho had made several ell'oits to do BO heretofore , but had been disappointed each time. Ho hoped sincerely that ho could bo present , nml stated that It was altogether piobabln that ho would bo. Tlwyijr and Dor- soy arc well satisfied with their work in this direction , and nro confident of at least the attendance of General Local ) . TAII1IT IIKPOIIM. It Is probable that tlio work of the tariff re formers has had some effect in the liouso , and it Is not altogether improbable that the Morrison bill will bo passed. Every measure has been relegated to give advantage to the tariff bill. Trades upon everything and for everything have been Hindu to get votes for the bill and it is htatcd that It will bo sup ported by nearly nil of Hie democrats all ex cepting eight or ten In Ohio , who will op pose It on account of Its black cyo to wool. Some surprise was expressed to-day when It was announced that Mr. Itandall had consented to vote for the bill , lam toldhowever , ho hns not promised to supported the billbut on thoconlrary has been thinking of pouring Into the house a num ber of appropriations bills , nnd defeating the consideration of the measure for some time , and then finally rallying his forces nnd de feating It on a voto. Many believe that Mr. Itandall cannot maintain u sincere and consistent attitude on the tariff , and vote for tlio Morrison bill ; that If he votes to reduce protection on tliu ar ticles enumerated In tills bill , ho cannot con sistently ask anti-reformers to help him defeat - feat bills which may heretofore bo brought In Jiffectlnz iron ore and metals generally. Mr , Kamhill Is placed in.somewhat embar rassing situation by this bill , and many people - plo are wondering what he will do , for ho lir.s refused to express an opinion ono > vny or another. ' ITS IIKFKAT ASSt'nKIl. A. 1C. McClure , edltor-of the Philadelphia Times , who has been hcie studying the'situ- nllpn regarding tlio tariff bill , telegraphs his iapcr that wllli the determined opposition of the Ohio wool men , the Louisiana sugar men and the Michigan members , all lead by Kan- ilall , the defeat ot Monison's new tariff bill s assured. Ho says Itandall will certainly oppose the bill , ho regarding the attack upon salt and sugar as unjust and uncalled for nt ; ho present limp , and that In his opposition 10 will have the assistance of Michigan , Ohio , Louisiana nnd Pennsylvania. ITS CIIANCKS noon. Friends of the bill confirming titles of land n the DCS Molno.s ilver valley hope to get : ho bill up In the scnnto this week , nmt will .ry to pass It.ovor the president's veto. They ; hlnk the chances of Its passage are very : ood. Xnm.VSKA I'OSTAT. AVTAIIS9. The time schdulo on the Star route from Axtell to Kocnc , Neb. , has been ordered changed ns follows : Leave Axtell daily , ex cept Sundays , at 10 n. in. ! arrive nt Kccne by 11:30 : a. in. ; leave Kcena dally , except Sun days , at 8 a. in. ; arrh eat Axtell by Hi.'iO a. in , John 11. Moiehi'ad has been commis sioned postmaster at ll.ir.nla , Neb. The president to-day nominated Wm. B. Beck to bo postmaster at Tekamah , Neb. , and W. 1C. Comb nt Guthrlo Center , Iowa. HKCOJfSTKl'CTIJfn THK NAVY. The bill to reconstruct the navy , build now shins , complete these partially finished , etc. will not come up for consideration' In the liouso till sometime in .May. It Is calculated that It will occupy nbout two weeks' time when the debate Is begun , although It is not known that It will encounter any formidable opposition. A disposition seems to prevail to give the country n great deal of Informa tion on the subject of tlio navy In justifica tion of what congress proposes to do spend nbout S' 0,000,030 , finally , for now ships. The arrangements that are being made for a long debate make n presupposed acknowledgement that the propriety of tliu work is questioned T11K PUiasiDBNT's"INTHXDKI ) . His MnrrlasoAVItliMiHs Volsoni for Next Summer. NKW YOIIK , April 14. [ Special Telegram. ] Tlio Tribune's Albany correspondent writes : Assemblyman John 1. 1'lalto re turned from Buffalo to-day , where lie 1ms been nt tlio head of an Investigating commit tee. He said : "While in Buffalo a leading lawyer said to mo : ' 1 have just received a letter In which you , as a newspaper'"man , may have an Interest. ' 1 took the letter arid lead It. It was from Mrs Folsom , wife of Prcsiuent Cleveland's law partner. In this letter , which was dated nt Genoa , Italy , she said that her daughter , Miss Folsom , would be inariieil to President Cleveland next sum mer. " It Is said that Mrs. Folsom and her daugh ter are. poor , and that their expenses in Ku- rope are paid by President Cleveland. The marriage , it is rumored , will take place dur ing the prcsiuent's vacation next summer. Tlio Pension Investigation. WASHINGTON , April M. The senate com mittee on expenditures of public monies resumed the examination of Commissioner Black to-day. Senator 1'ltimb called up the case of Lieutenant Eastwood , of the Twenty- second'KenluoKy volunteers. General Black said , In reply to Plumb , that the claimant's regiment > vas mustered In for thirty days ser vice. Twenty days later the claimant was allowed to go homo on account of illness , wlicro ho remained until ho was mustered out. IIo was never in action , and never in tfie presence of tlio enemy , nnil never slept out ii oors but ono night. Tlio records of the adjutant general nml surceon general's office bbow no record of any disability. Tlio claim was not filed till 18SO. The evidence secured In a subsequent examination showed the man had rheumatism before ho entered the service. In 18.MJ ho cut himself sevorelv with nn nd/.e , and later ho fell from a house and Injured himself permanently. Tlio ease was allowed by Commissioner Clark. When the present administration canio Into power , tills man liad received as arrears of pension Sl0.ir > . . Among the papers In the the case was a letter written oy a man named Kwlng , to General J. S. Williams , then sen ator , urging speedy action on the case. The letter concluded : "By giving him this as sistance you will favor one ol ycur warmest friends in past contests. " General Williams endoised tfie letter : "I liopu the commis sioner of pensions will make this a special case. " Black stated that there was absolutely no valid cviden o in support of the claim , and the $10,000 might as well have been allowed for any other character of traud. lie stated Ills understanding was that Kwlng was n strong partisan , but in reply to a series of searching questions by Mr. Plumb , said there was nothing in the records to show whether Ewjng and otJicr claimants were republicans or democrats , or that the knowledge of their politics over reached the pension ollico , nor was there any evidence that the letter of Ksvlng , with tlio demands of extortion , over gut beyond the- decision of the pension ollico , or that it inllucnced the decision of the case. During' the progress of tlio inquiry there wcro .several controversies butweun the mem bers of the committee us to the scope and course of the investigation. The majority of tlio members claimed that the proceedings should bo confined to the examination of the records until they were disposed of , while tliu minority maintained that Black ought to bo allowed to bring in such outside matters as hnd led or assisted him In the formation of liis opinion that the ollico , under hta picdo lessors , was nninagod as a political machine. . What these outside i tatters are have not vet transpired. Tlio committee will probably meet lurain Saturday nnd try to bring the ex amination of the record eases submitted by Black to an end very .soon. JfHCllR8lllp DllkolU'H AlImlHBloil , WARIIINOTON , April H. The proposed ad- inlHsIon of Dakota into the Union was con sidered by the hoiiKO committee on territories to-day without conclusion. The Harrison bill , which has already passed tint senate , to divide the teirltory on the forty-slxlh-paral- lel ; the Springer bill , to dlvido the tenltory north and south on the line of tlio Missouri river , and various other proportions , nil lound adherents to press their favorable re port , During the discussion homo republi can members sulil they regretted to find u disposition on the rait of democratic iniiiii- bors not to admit Dakota as a state , for politi cal reasons , The democrats took exception to this-- , and an animated discussion took place , The committee then adjourned until Wednesday mornin ; ; . Nominations and Lund WASHINGTON' , April U. The president sent the following nominations to thoRcnntn to-day ; Postmasters Gnthrlo Center , Iowa , W. H Camp ; Warren , III. , Jacob P. Kerlln ; Tekamah , Neb. , William B , Beck ; Dell Kup- Ids , Dak. , H , C. Briefly. Special Agent Do Llgoro , of the geneial land office , stationed In Minnesota , reports to the commissioner ( hut im per cent or the homestead and pritumption entries of that state oio made us prctaxts lor obtalniii ! ; the timlHir on tlm land , with no Intention ot per manent settlement. for Imitation nnttor. WASHINGTON , April U. Kepioscntatlves Hatch , Green , of North Carolina , amiVhitu , of Minnesota , were to-day appointed a sub cominlttco of the liouso committee on agri culture to dralta bill regulating the halo o ! oleomargnilne , but before tills was done a discussion occurred upon the proposition , upon which the members of the committee generally itxpicssc.d themselves ns favorable , to the taxation and labeling of imitation but ter , Ucatli ofnu Illinois Pioneer. ' BI.OOMINOTON. 111. , A'piil'U. Lewis Bunn tiled this , morning , aged Si. He came to Bloomington fifty-thfcoyc'nrBugo , w'as intlici of Postmaster T.I , Bmui.'anil onu of the oklest Masons In HllnoU . < . . . ' , A FATAL BLUE RIVER BATH , Many Passengers Injured in a Wreck on the Republican Valley , ONLY ONE FATALITY REPORTEfi Pnrtlculnrs of tlio Accident The Iiv Jurcil A lliul Man Disappears With Two Mnrrloil AVuniou Other State News. Kollril Into tlio Ulver. BRATiiin : , Nobr. , April M. [ Special Tele gram. ] This morning , about 7 o'closk , p.is- sengcr train No.12 , Coiuluclor Rogers , wns I ditched two miles north of Ouela , ix station twenty-live inlle.ssontliof here , by the spread ing ot a rail. Where the accident occuned Is n curve with a high bluff on ono sldo of ( ho track and the Blue river Immediately on the oilier sldo. Tlio engine and whole train of four cars left the track nnd the smoker nnd conch oveiturned nnd rolled Into the river , the other cars nnd engine lying on the dump. John Brady , hrnkcmnii , was slightly hurt , Bridge Division Supt. .Inscn Alar- ledge , ha-l nn artery In his arm cut which bled frcoly.A boy and girl named Smith of Wymoro were hint. The boy will probably die. 11. A. Kostor of Cleveland , salesman , had his right leg knrt. Ho lost n gold watcli nnd grip. A. Itayslmel of Detroit , salesman , had his left arm badly bruised. A Groscup of Freeport , Ills. , salesman , was slightly bruised , An unknown man had his arm broken , There were fourteen passengers on board , most oC whom went Into tliu river. One hundred yards of truck were torn up. Tlio third coach was demolished entirely. The smoker Is bottom sldo up in the river. Tills Is Con ductor Rogers' third accident this spring. Union Pacific. Surgeon D. A. Walden , o Bea trice , went to the wreck ns soon as the news was known with a special train. Thu wou nded weio moimht hoioand cared for by the compa n y at the Grand Central hotel. All the passe ngeis lost their grips and hand- baggasc. ANOTIinn ACCOUNT. LINCOLN , Neb. , April 11. [ Special. ] The north bound passenger train on the Omaha l\ la \ c Republican Valley branch of the Union a I Pacific , due here at U"iS : a. in. , loft Barneston on time yesterday morning under charge of Conductor Rogers. When about midway be tween Barneston and Okoto , the train was suddenly derailed , and the two forward coaches , a smoker and day car , rolled down asleep embankment into tlio river. In the smoker wcro Foreman Morrldgc , and a gang of bridge men , all of whom were moro of less injured. Morridgo was caught In 'tho ' wreck , and had Ills left "arm nearly cut oil at the shoulder , so that amputation will bo neces sary. Six other men , badly Injured , wcro taken to Beatrice for treatment. One or two of them are In n serious condition. A little girl named Smith , about ten years of age , who was riding in the day coach , had her head .smashed , and was dead when taken out. All-tho passengers were bruised consi'd- ably , and It Is feared that some of them have sustained severe internal Injuries that have not ynt conic to the notico'ot the physicians. Tlio accident was caused by the spreading of the r.iiis , ono on tliu outside having been split in some unknown way. Later The girl killed lives at Olcelo. She was but four years old. Conductor Honors wus ; hurt about thu lo s severely , but did not give up until all the passengers wcro cared for. Following is tlto full list OL tlio injured : Ida Smith , aged SO , injured Internally. - Paul Smith , chest and back hurt. George Heath , back hurt. J. M. Conn , shoulder dislocated. E. 11. Aldcn , ribs broken. J , A. Grnsscitp , general bruises. 11. A. Koster , general bruises. A. Raphael , general bruises. Fred Hiiysenbacli , general bruises. It Is Impossible to get the places of resi dence of the Injured , most of whom wcro left at Beatrice. The place where tlio acci dent occurred Is on a sharp curve near a bridge. The embankment is only six feet high , but tlio cars rolled over on their tops in going ilown , nnd are still stuck in the creek. Itallway men in talking about the accident say that it Is the first time a passenger was killed on the Union Pacific except through gross contributory negligence. HIGH IjICKXSK AT HASTINGS. The Now City Oillccrs Determined to Strictly Knl'orco tlio Law. HASTINOB , Neb. , April ! ) . [ Special. ] The new mayor and city council were Inaugu rated last evening. Tlio city government , as now constituted , is as follows : Mayor Samuel Alexander. Councilmcn W. 11. Stock. E. Lnngovln , C. C. Rlttcnhouse , O. Oliver , T. 15. Farrell , E. 11. Lewis nnd R. Covert. The latter two , Lewis nnd Covert , wcro elected by the temperance party. I'lio first business of any Importance to come before the council was the question of granting sa loon licenses for the ensuing year. A for midable remonstrance against the granting of licenses was piesontcd , but on n strict party vote It was laid upon the table. Nine parties made application for license. Four of them had compiled with the law and so the council granted their petitions. Five of the applications iwcro found deficient In nil the icfpilremenls of law and were laid over. Although the high license party were vic torious In llio recent election , it Is quite evi dent that limy are moro disposed to follow tlio requirements of the law moro strictly than they have In the past. Mayor Alexander Informs the Bui : cot re spondent that ho proposes to enforce the laws against the saloons , the gamble rs , ami the social ovll , and see that tlio laws nro strictly obeyed , There has been entlicly too much laxity in the enforcement of the laws In the past , and Mayor Alexander will have the moral support of the business men and , citizens generally. Tlio main tople of interest In Hastings to day Is the proposition to bond the city for the purpose of constructing a system of water works. Thojilcctlon takes place Thursday , nnd the amount of bonds to bu voted Is ? , - 000 , A canvass of the business pmtlon of the community Indicates that the bonds will carry by a good majority. ItlGOIOIl UP. A Democratic Postmaster Installed In Itoiitrlun Tlio School COIIHUH. IlKATiiioi : , Neb. , April H. ( Special Tele- graui.l S. 1C. Rhig , our now democratic post master took possession of his ollico to-day. Ho will bo assisted by his brother , ( . 'has. M. lligg , Mrs. r,1 , Wetlieruld nml some minor help , Jacob Drum , whom Mr. Rlgg succeeds ns postmaster , is nt present helping In tlio office. The school census of Beatrice just taken shows 1.W3 children of school ago in this city , Wo notice that Hastings leturns only MS inoio than this. This would show that Hna y Inn's population Is only about 2.10 more than .Beatrice In stead of over 2,000 which she claims. \ \ Another Good Man Oono AVronc. AIIAI'AIIOI : , Nub. , April H. [ Special Tul. egrnm.J G. T. Webster , editor and proprlo. toi-ot" the Homurvillo Boanerges , has skipped out under u linuudal and social cloud , , "