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The French War Minister Expresses Him
self Freely ,
IlcfnalnR to Go Into a Cahlnnt
Members Will Certainly Oppose
Jlls War Policy Other
Foreign News.
Boulangftr On the Situation In Franco
ICoptrfyMS.S" liu Jitinu Oonlon llmnttt. ]
1'Ains ( via Havre ) , May 19. [ Now York
Herald Cable Special to the BnE. ]
I saw General Boulangor at the ministry of
war at 1 o'clock this afternoon. I asked the
general If ho had seen M. Do Freyclnct ,
whom President Grovy had summoned to
form a new cabinet. General Boiilaugor re
plied : "I have not seen Froyctnet since I
met him at a dinner that I gave three months
ago to several ambassadors. "
"I am told that Froyclnet docs not Intend
to reserve the portfolio of minister of war for
yon In the ministry lie Is now forming , Is
this so ? "
General Boulangersald : Perhaps It would
bo no harm to consider what my own Inten
tions are , If I accept what , b.y the way , has
not yet been offered me , I should do so only
upon my own conditions.
Correspondent May I ask what are the
conditions ?
General Houlangcr In the lirst place , I
will not consent to the withdrawal or modi
fication In any way of my bill for the reor
ganization of tlm army , nor of my plan for a
partial mobill/.atlon tlm coining autumn. I
will not consent to a reduction of tlm war
budget by n single centime. Then there are
certain men with whom 1 never will consent
to bo In the same cabinet with.
Correspondent Will you name the men
yon refer to ?
General Boulangor 1 would rather not. 1
only oay that tlmv are persons who hold too
cheaply zulllent bon marcho with tlm dig
nity of country , and who wish to put a
break on tlm awakening of tlm military spirit
of the nation.
Correspondent To arouse the military
spirits of Franco might at the present mo
ment be dangerous to peace.
General Boulanger I do not wish the
esprit milltalre to go too far nor In any way
assume an air of provocation , but I am con
vinced the esprit mllltalro is our best defense
It we are attacked , and I never will do any
thing to lesson or dim tlm esprit national.
I would rather break my sword.
Correspondent What will happen If you
do not form a part of the now ministry ?
General Uoulanger I will of course
retire quietly. It Is natural for n
general to wish to bo minister ot
war , but when he has been minister of war ,
as I have been , for the past seventeen
months , he will bo apt to become disheart
ened and tired out , I shall leave the array
prepared , organised , and able to measure Its
strength with any army that exists. Ger
many will not attack us , because Germany
knows that wo arc strong , and the Germans
are prudent. The French army does not for
a moment hope for any ally , for not a single
power In Europe has confidence In us on ac
count of our uncertain policy of Instablllto
do notre polltlquo. But wo need nobody. I
consider war as Inevitable. To bo sure , wo
might disarm and thereby make ereat econ
omies , but this would be doing exactly what
our neighbors want us to do , and they would
make us In a very short time pay very dearly
for It. Tlm treaty of Frankfort would then
bo renewed , the stipulations ot which will
cause Franco an annual loss of
200,000,000 or 800,000,000 francs. The
renunciation that they demand of
of us Is our dignity and our rights. This
treaty is a veritable tribute that Franco pays
Germany. lb It not more preferable , more
worthy for us to free ourselves from It ? I
pity those who do not understand this. In
any case 1 will never consent to abandon ono
lota of my military or political covlctlons.
So long as I am minister ot war Franco will
not submit to the slightest affront and I pre
fer to retire rather than be In a cablno t , the
members of which will not allow mo freedom
of action. I also assure you , said the gen
eral , in concluding tlm Interview , that 1 will
not accept any high command In the army ,
nor aspire to any olllce. 1 will wait jalt end
"What Is the situation in Europe at the
present moment ? "
"Head I ness on tlm part of Germany ,
anxiety on the part of thoughtful French
men , Indifference on the part of Austria ,
self-conceit on the part of Italy , expectancy
on the part of Russia , which has more to gain
In a general breakup than any other power. "
"What Is tlm policy of Bismarck ? "
"To conciliate Kussla and lot Russia go to
Constantinople ; to crush France absolutely
before the death of tlm present emperor.
But Bismarck hesitates to take the Initiative ,
which Is dangerous , not only because of lack
ot sanction of continental Europe , but
also because It would not bo popular through
out the German empire. "
"What does the czar want ? "
"Ho wants to go to Constantinople , "
"What would England like todo ? "
"Hold Egypt. "
"What does Italy want ? "
"Wants Trieste ; also to show that the war
spirit slumbering since 1&9 Is not dead. She
is ambitious , but silly and timid , for what
can bo sillier than building extravagant Iron
clads ? "
"What is the sicnlflcancoof General Houl-
anger holding aloft from the cabinet , being
formed by Froyclnet ? "
"It shows that Boulangnr thoroughly un
derstands Franco and knows exactly what
Frenchmen want , and makes himself more
popular. "
"What will happen next month ? "
* "Probably nothing. "
Such were the opinions ot an old statesman
I mot this evening on the boulevard.
Her Tilnl Trip Yesterday Very
Satisfactory Ono.
Ifopi/rfuht IS57 l > u James Cordon
GAUUOCK-ON-CI.YDE , May 18. [ Now
York Herald Cable Special to the BEK.J
The Thistle left early this morning bound
for llarwlck anchorage , whore it expects to
meet the Irox , as already cabled. Her top
mast was housed and the mainsail , jib and
staysail set. She has uiado several little
trips of trial beside the one described for her
by cable. When she for the lirst time quitted
her moorings It was under tlm fourth jib ,
weather staysail , whole mainsail and jib-
headed topsail , with a light wind , veering
from northwest to north-northwest. As she
stood across the lirth to tlm Kllcrlggan shore
she appeared to go very smoothly. When
she stood dowu on a starboard tack and as
Holy Loch opened up and a nice breeze
cameso smoothly did she glide that the ,
spectators thought shojwas not doing more
than three or four knots , yet a really fair
speed and when the Thistle came to a stand
at Towered Falrllo , a classic spot for Scot- , Old Fife people thronged the
banks to watch her. 'After stretching can
vas and looking after tlm llnal ad
justment ot ballast she returned
two tons of ballast being added. On the next
and more publlctrlal | the old cutter Vanduora
sailed tlm Clyde as a sort of running mate.
Both vessels stood out Of Gourock bay , the
wind being In the northwest. Thistle had
up the second jackyard topsail , the whole
mainsail and second jlbbooms. She
stood across the Firth , the Vanduora
leading , but as soon as the now
boat felt the wind , although It was very
light , she quickly overhauled the Vanduora ,
and bearing down on her , rapidly shot
through her lee. Sim then put about , repeatIng -
Ing tlm performance , and , afterwards , stood
down on the Clyde , leaving the Vanduora
hopelessly behind. There was nothing now
for some time but paltry airs ot wind , still
the slightest breath seemed to Impel the
Thistle forward. She stood down the Clyde
for Arlon , and entered by the North channel ,
then anchoied at Lamlosb , where she lay oil
ono night. Tno next morning it seemed as
If there was going to bo an extra breeze , but
the weather turned out very paltry and It was
not till some time after the Thlstlo left her
iioorings that a breeze cot up. It was ar-
angcd that she should run with some of the
achts In the lower reaches , and the Blood-
liound , a famous old craft , the Alcyone yawl
nd Mr. Coats' smart little cutter , Cruiser ,
ft Lamlosh along with the Thistle , which
inod out to mid-channel with a southwest-
rn wind , and evidently meant to get her
plnnaker set for a fair run up tlm river , The
Icyono kept close for a little while , as she
, vas getting better wind , but the Thlstlo
hen stood over to the Ayershlro coast , got
ut afterwards and went away very fast , In
'act , with a light wind and free , she goes
plendldly. Outside Cnmbroes she
ook In her spinnaker and stood
or Garrach head , every extra puff
jf wind makinc greater speed ,
ut going so smoothly that not oven n whlto
liread was seen about her stem. The wind
now came away from tlm northwest. She
, vas then far ahead of the other boats and
ay to , for n time , waiting thulr arrival ,
She afterwards stood up the Clyde with the
wind northwest and freshening , and as she
passed Cloch she was going like a racer. It
was soon rumored about that she was pass-
ng Ashton and Hearing tlm bay , and Its
ino sight , with her great stretch of canvas
moving along , answering the touch of tlm
liter When she rounded In the bay she
hot ahead like a racer , amid murmurs of an-
irobatlon from tlm spectators on shore. Mr.
tVatson seemed well pleased with her per-
'ormanco and so was Captain Barr. Said
Hioyachtman : "Sim Is certainly a smart
boat and runs like a demon. "
A Cossack Ceremony.
ST. Pr.TEitsnuno , May 19. The czare-
ivltch was last evening Installed with great
lercmony at Tchcrkask as tlm Hetman of
ho Cossacks. The decree of appointment
was publicly read to the Cossack soldiers.
The czar thanked the Cossacks for their
althful services and for the cordial rccen-
ion they had accorded him and his family.
The czar then handed the llctman's baton to
, ho czarewltch , the presentation being at-
ended with great pomp and ceremony.
After this ceremony the czar reviewed tlm
Cossack regiment , a reserved battery of
military pupils and two regiments ot
Bating boys. The Kalmuck horsemen then
cave an exhibition of a war game for the en
tertainment of the Imperial visitors , and present -
sent ml the czar with a cream colored horse.
The day's ceremonies and exhibitions were
followed in the evening by a eorgeous display
of tire works and a grand jubilation ball.
Affairs In Italy.
KOME , May 19. A gentleman In confi-
lonco with Lord Salisbury , British minister
of foreign affairs , Is negotiating with tlm
Vatican , In a semi-official capacity , for re
sumption of otllcial relations between the
Vatican and England.
General Cone , commander of the Italian
forces at Massowah , has dissuaded the gov
ernment from carrying out Its Abyssinian
Striken In Hcl lnm.
BIIUSSEI.S , May 18. Tlm metal workers
of Belgium are joining tlm strike iiiauini-
rateu by the miners. Tlm workers in other
trades are likely to follow suit. Eighteen
thousand persons have struck In tlm center
districts alone. Troops have been forwarded
to prevent strikers from committing acts of
The Ten Hunlncss.
SHANGHAI , May 19. The tea business
which was suspended for a week by the
Hankow guild on account of tlm low prices
ollered by foreign buyers , has been resumed ,
a compromise having been affected. Only
tiie lirst tea crop will bo otfered for sale this
A French Duel.
PAKIS , May 19. A duel took place be
tween Victor Honing , husband of Jane
Hading , the well-known French actress , and
Laconr , journalist , who had written an arti
cle Insulting Madanm llaidlng's reputation.
Lacour was wounded.
Vivo 1'BoiilanRor.
PATHS , May 19. Roclmfort's Instranslgcant
denounces tlm opportuulst conspiracy to
compel General Boulanger to retire from the
ministry , and warns mombnrs of tlm cham
ber ot deputies of the consequences of re
placing Boulanger.
Carnceie and the Queen.
NnwYonic , May 19. [ Special Telegram
to the BEE. ] Andrew Carnegie's letter
about the queen's Jubilee celebration here
has aroused much Indignation among promi
nent British here. Erastus Wiman , who
will preside over the jubilee meet In ? , said
yesterday : "This letter has created a de
cided sensation In British cheles here.
Carnegie's conduct in so severely censuring
the motives of prominent citizens , his follow
Britishers , is considered , to say the
least , strange. Wo have no dcslro to
obtrude our British sentiments on tlm public
nor have we less love for republican Institu
tions than C.truoglo , as his ungracious re
fusal to participate , at least In spirit\vlth the
purpose of the meeting , would seem to Insin
uate. In my opinion no honorable and sen
sible American can take exception to the
small tribute of respect and veneration which
wo propose paying the queen , who for fifty
yeais has shown so inucn sympathy with the
people on this side of the water. I consider
Carnegie's talk of our promoting monarchial
sentiments sheer bosh , and his attempt to
air his own peculiar craze , 1 lind rather
amusing than otherwise. "
Eviction of Strikers.
WiLKEsnAiniE , PA. , 'Maj 19. [ Special
Telegram to the BEE. ] Swcntz & Co. , coal
operators at liazelbrook , who , on Saturday
ejected six of their striking employes , to-day
filed in the sheriff's office twelve moio suits
In ejectments , which tboy compel their em
ployes to sign , and are ready to Issue writs
and proceed with evictions at any moment.
The indignation which the publication of the
facts ot the evictions has caused , coupled
with tha energetic action of the Knights of
Labor.scemed to have caused the company to
hesitate and may prevent them from making
further evictions. A special mooting of as
sembly 1904 , Knights of Labor , was held last
evening , and resolutions were adopted con
demning the conduct of tlm tirm , in their
endeavor toenslave the people In their employ
and bring about a system of landlordism In
this free country that outrivals In Iniquity
even that of unhappy Ireland.
The Throne of navarla.
VIENNA , May 19. It is reported that
Prince Lultpold , regent of Bavaria , will re
ceive Emperor Francis Joseph's sanction to
assume the Bavarian throne and that Emperor
William's consent Las alreaay been ob
tained. ,
A Young Man Injured Near Nebraska City
By the Discharge- a Gun.
The nia Distillery at DCS Molncs
Closed By n Permanent Injunc
tion Proceedings of the
Medical Men ,
Ho Looked Down the Barrel.
NKIHIASK.V CITY , Neb. , May 19. [ Special
Telegram to the BEE.J A young man
named Walter Long , residing a few miles
south of this city , tried to discharge an old
musket this afternoon , which failed to go elf ,
Ho looked down tha barrel and Is now minus
the greater portion of his nasal appendage
and will doubtless lose the sight of onooyo.
Drowned at Wnhun.
WAHOO , Neb. , .May 19. [ Special Tele
gram to the BEE. ] About 2 o'clock this
afternoon Dora I'osonsky , aged seventeen ,
was drowned while bathing In the Wahoo
river , near the Northwestern railroad bridge
south of the city. Tlm facts are as follows :
Dora was a fast girl , living with Bertha Heed
md Dolly Cummlngs , two well known mem-
icrsof the demi-monde , and all three pro-
wed for a swim In the waters of the Wahoo.
Dora was the first one In , and soon getting
'myond her depth , drowned before aid could
each her. The body was recovered and a
rerdlctof accidental drowning was rendered
iy the coroner's jury.
The IllR Distillery Closed.
DKS MOINES , la. , May 19. [ Special Tele
gram to the BEK.J Sheriff i'alnter to-day
erved a writ of permanent Injunction
against the international distillery , closing
t officially In accordance with tlm decree of
ho district court. Several thousand cattle
hat had been feeding there have been
ihlpped away and all operations at the dls-
illery have closed. The owners of the dls-
Illcry will appeal to the supreme court for a
iiual hearing.
nicotine or Medical Men.
Sioux CITY , la. , May 19. [ Special Tele
gram to tlm Bnn. ] The attendance of dele-
; ates and visitors at the state medical associ
ation to-day was considerably larger than
resterday. Incoming trains still bring nn-
ncrous pnyslcians. During tlm morning
session Dr. Macrao read a paper on "Section
Surgery ; " Dr. A. J. Crawlord on "Mo-
clianlca tloraphj In hips and other
allied joint diseases , witn a
series of original instruments ; " Dr.
K. S. Thomas on "Injury to Vertebric. " The
following papers were read and discussed
! ils afternoon : Dr. Markham , "Tho Impor-
atton of the Ideology , of So-Called Winter
Jholcra ; " Dr. C. M. Hobby , "Some InterestIng -
Ing 1'olnts in Cerebro-Spinal Pathology. " At
5 o'clock this ntternoon tlm visitors were
given a tree ride about the city by prominent
2itl/ons and members ot tlm local association.
This evening a banquet Is being held at tlm
lotel Garretson. A laige number are in at-
.endanco , and a programme of toasts , etc. , Is
being carried out. Thus lar the convention
has been a most pronounced success.
Acquisitions to Iowa's Wealth.
DEH MOINES , la. , May 19. [ Special Tele
gram to. tlm BEH. | In looking over the
archives to-day the state auditor discovered
a note for 85,000 duo the state on money
loaned to an orphan asylum at Andrew , a
small town In Jackson county , In 1873. The
money was loaned on n ten-year mortgage
on tlm property , and when It became duo
March 11 , 188J , the legislature consented to
extend the time of the no'o four years. It
was therefore duo In March , 18bO. but no
effort was made to pay It. The debt has
boch put In the hands of tlm attorney general ,
with instructions to collect it. It was also
found that the state Is tlm owner of a num
ber of lots of real estate In Kcokuk. which
came to it In tlm settlement of the Eads de
falcation a number of years ago , and the
governor has ordered the state auditor to
dispose of them and close up this old account.
A Prominent Minister's Dnnth.
DES MOINES , la. , May 19. [ Special Tele
gram to tlm BEE. ] Rev. P. P. Ingalls , for
merly ono of the leading Methodist prcachois
of Iowa , died yesterday In White Citv , Kan. ,
and his remains are to bo brought hero lor
burial. Ho occupied tlm pilncipal pulpits of
tlio state , and a few years i so became identi
fied with tlm greenback movement and
founded tlio Iowa Tribune , a greenback
organ , In tills city. Ho afterwards returned
to tlio ministry In Kansas. He was noted
through the west for his eloquent and deep
religious fervor.
Ascension Day at Kcokuh.
KEOKUK , la. , May 10. [ Special Telegram
to the BEE. ] Damascus commandery ,
Knights Templar , celebrated ascension day ,
having a parade in uniform headed by a
band. This afternoon they repaired to Oak
land cemetery , where they decorated the
graves of tlm dead. Dr. J. M. Shaffer made
a short address at each crave , and Itnv. K. .
Mcllwaln , rector of St. John's Episcopal
church , prelate , delivered the oration.
Land Ijcagiio Organized.
NOHFOUC , Neb. , May 19. [ Special Tele
gram to the Bnr..l A largely attended land
league meeting was held at Battle Creek
to-day. Addresses wore made by John P.
Sutton , secretary of tlm National league ; Ben
White , of Norfolk , and Alex Athey , of Bur
nett county. A Icaitiln was organl/.ed with
John Flynn , of NorfolK , president ; Alex
Athey , secretary ; 1' . J. O'Neill , Hattle Creek ,
The Atlantic Trasody.
ATLANTIC , la. , May 19. [ Special Tele
gram to the BEI : . I Tlm jury In the Peter
Ryan murder case , after being out fifteen
hours , returned at 0:80 : this morning , a ver
dict of murder in the second degree. Tlm
prisoner did not betray ono sign of emotion
at the verdict The case will bo appealed.
Off for the National Drill.
MUSCATINI : , la. , May 19. | Speclal Tele
gram to the Bii.J : Tlm Muscatlno rlllos ,
forty stronc , left last night for tlm National
encampment at Washington , accompanied
by a large party of citizens. This Is tlm only
Iowa company entering the national ton rna-
The night of Way Purchased.
CnnTiNeb. : , May 19. [ Special Telegram to
the BUE.I The Missouri Pacific has pur
chased the right of way to within three miles
of this city. Our people hall another con
nection with Omaha. The city is on a boom.
Many outsiders arrive dally to buy property.
Nebraska City Electric lights.
MKAUASKA CITY , Neb. , May 19. [ Special
telegram to the BEE. | Tlm city council last
night granted a franchise to the Thomas &
Houston electric light company of Boston
for twenty years. The plant Is to bo in op
eration by October 1.
Crete Rooming.
CIIKTE , Neb. , May 19. ( Special Telegram
to the BIE.J : The city council to-night closed
a contract with Mr. Burton for a Brush elec
tric plant to light the city. It will bo In
operation by the opening day of the cbautau-
Depauw's Will Probated.
NEW AUU.NY , Ind. , May 19. The will of
Washington C. Depauw was probated to
day. It bequeaths 3,000,000 to his family ,
and the residue of his estate , estimated at
5,000,000 , Is devoted to benevolent and edu
cational purposes. Including a bequest of
81,035,000 Depauw university ,
Steps Taken by the Building Meu to
Prevent torture Trouble.
CHICAGO , May 19. Tfio bold plan of cam
paign to settle the great' building trades
lockout by Juno 1 , and strike a memorable
blow at trades unionism ) was set on foot hero
this afternoon. At a conference of delegates
from-every building Interest In Chicago ,
with representatives present 1'roni the Illi
nois architects association , the Chicago real
estate board and kindred bodies , the mem
bers ot which have altogether probably
50,000 workmen , n resolution was unani
mously adopted , that from this time forth
the signatures of the following card of prin
ciples by tlm employe bo made a universal
condition of employment by all building In
terests of Chlcagi * "I recognize the right ot
every man to decide for himself , with
out dictation or interference , when ho
shall work or cease to work ; where ho
shall work , for whom ho shall work , how
many hours 1m shall work , and for what
wages ho shall work. 1 recognize tlm abso
lute right of tlm employer to decide for hlm-
seK , without Interference from anyone ,
whom he shall employ or ccaso to employ , to
regulate and manage his business with per
fect Independence anil treodom , provided
only that ho shall deal lawfully , justly and
honorably with all men. I recoitm < 3 tlm
right of every father to have his son taught ,
and son to learn , any lawful trade as on a
plane with his right to knowledge of reading
and writing , or any other brand ) of learn
ing , and should bo subject to regulation
only by tlio laws of tlio land. I hereby
pledge myself In all my relations and inter-
'courses with my employers and fellow-
workmen , to maintain and live up to these
principles. " There was no debate on the
adoption of this measure and the action was
enthusiastically unanimous , but general dis
cussion sprang up when it was proposed that
the same card of principles be presented for
signature to every employer with the pledge
'hereto changed as follows : "I hereby
tlodgo mysolt to maintain and llvo up to
; heso principles In the prosecution of my
justness , and to lend my aid to tlm full nx-
; ent of my inllucncoand power for the main-
; alnanco and protection against my fellow
employers. I fiiithcr pledge myself not to
employ any workmen except upon his signa
ture of this card of principles. When
't was stated that their pledge
neant the discharge of every workman
who did not sign tlio required card , numerous
objections wcio raised , especially by the con
tracting plasterers , carnonteis and stone
cutters who are getting along peacefully with
their men and are expecting no trouble. All
objections were met with the reply that the
card contained nothing not guarnntccd by
the constitution of tlm United States and
that tlm country had got tired ot being
shackled bv labor unions. At length a tacit
understanding was reached that a pledge
should bo voted upon by delegates Individu
ally , they then to go to their associations and
urge its ratification. Tlm pledge was there
upon adopted unanimously. Neccssarycom-
mittees were appointed and an assessment of
25 cents per member was made to meet ex
A Hart Man From Mississippi.
Oxronn , Miss , May 19 , Bob Lamar , ac
cused of killing Harmon brothers of Dallas ,
Miss. , In 1SS4 , was acquitted by a jury yes
terday on third trial , the case having been
taken to supreme court three times. Lamar
was first sentenced to bo hanged ; on tlm second
end trial he was sentenced to state prison for
life. Ho will now be taken to Calhoun
county and bo tried for killing Detective
Wise , of Texas , lust afttr ho killed Harmon
brothers , hamars brother-in-law , Blshop.was
hanged at Plttsburs lasi July for the crime.
Lamar Is said to have been with Bishop. De
tective Wise was after Laraar , and a reward
was offered for him for killing Harmon ,
Wise was sled Into n trap and murdered.
Lamar went to tlm wilds of Alabama , where
ho was finally captured.
Comment on the Toronto Outrage.
TonoNTO , May 19. Tlm Globe , referring
to yesterday's disturbance , says : "Tlm
luflians of yesterday doubtless effected what
all the eloquence and conraso of O'Brien
vainly attempted. They have thrown over
him a volume of public sympathy which he
could not otherwise have obtained. He
stands now identified with free speech In
Canada , of freedom to walk the streets , and
of freedom to Indicate his opinion , and thcso
common rights must bo vindicated at any
necessary trouble or cost. " Tlm other papers
have editorials to the same purport.
HAMILTON , Ont. , May 19. ft Is proposed
to hold n public meeting Saturday to protest
acain O'Biion's coming hero to continue his
attack on Lansdowno.
Texan Coming to the Front as tlio
Itnmior State.
GALVESTO.V , May 19. A News San An
tonio special says : The north bound ex
press on tlm Missouri Pacitic railroad , which
loft this city at 7 o'clock last evoninz , en
countered a gang of train robbers about 10
o'clock at McNeal station , twelve miles north
of Austin. As the train slowed up at the
station tlm robbers to the number of twelve
or fifteen tired several volleys to Intimidate
tlm passengers. Tlm train was held
up for nearly half an hour , after
which It was allowed to proceed.
The doors of the express car were forced
open and about S4.000 taken. The messen
gers wore compelled to throw up their hands
and were ordered to hand over the cash and
registered packages. Postal clerk Spaulding
says ho distinctly heard tlm older given by
the leader : "Don't touch any ot the passen
gers , and don't shoot any of our own men. "
The messenger also says that he believes the
men were green imnd at the business.
AUSTIN , Texas. May 19. The passenger
train on the International & Gieat Northern
road was stopped last evening at McNelll
station , a few miles north of here , by lifteen
or twenty men. Some fifty shots wore fired
and ono man was slightly wounded In the
hand. Another report says two men woio
killed. Fifty mounted and armed men are
leaving hero for McNolll. The party lirst
captured tlm operator before the arrival of
the train. As soon as the train drew In the
they boarded It , attacking the engineer and
express messenger. The express car was
robbed but the amount taken was not ascer
tained. The malls were not touched. Tlm
passengers were hold up and a considerable
amount taken.
The po so which left hero on receipt of
news has not yet returned and particulars of
the robbery are very meagre ,
nnttcrworth on "Commercial Union. '
Nr.w YOIIK. May 19. Hon. Benjamin But-
terworth , of Ohio , who , late in the last ses
sion of congress , Introduced a bill to abolish
all customs between the United States and
Canada , addressed a large audience here to-
nlghton "Commercial Union. " The address
was in response to an Invitation from the
Canadian club , whose president , Krastus
Wiman , has been very active In his efforts to
break down all trade barriers between his
native country and tbo country of his adop
Pennsylvania LotrlHloture Adjoiirna.
IlAitmsnuitci , Pa. , May 19. Both branches
of the legislature adjourned sine die after
passing a bill to regulate tlm employment of
labor and abolish the system of blacKllstlng
employes , and the bill extending the public
school term all over the state to six months.
A Famous Homo Hold.
CLEVELAND , May 19. At tlm Faslg sale
to-dav the roan gelding Telephone , with a
record of SitSi } , was sold to 11. G. Howe. " , of
Johnstown , Pa. , for SA.OOO. Telephone \vas
sold a few years ago for 310,000. Ho was
toaled In 1ST ? by Wood's ' Hambleton.
BSalo of the Nickel Plato Road.
CLEVELAND , May 19. The foreclosure sale
of the Nickel Plate road to-dav was a very
formal affair. It went off smoothly and was
purchased on the first bid for 810,000.000 by
Frederick K. P. Olcott , chairman of the
Nickel Plato purchasing committee for the
bondholders' committee , which Is made up
of Mr. Olcott , William K. Vaudcrbilt , Jauiea
A. Uooscvclt and John S. Kennedy ,
Washington Ready to Receive the Boya in
Blue With Open Arms.
The National Drill Hrltlsh Ilond-
Holders Virginia's Prosperity
WaHlilngton Conventions
Pensions Granted.
Preparing For the Great Drill ,
WASHINGTON , May 19. [ Special Telegram
to the BEE. ] It begins to look as though pea
nut , lemonade , candy and beer venders will
occupy most of Camp Washington and the
parade grounds at the national drill next
week. Every available foot of space obtain
able thcso follows have secured for their
own business. The booths these traders
have erected make Southwest Washington
look like a great side sliow. On Fifteenth
street and Ohio avenue two dirty canvas
tents mark the advent of a side show , while
farther on is a circular wooden hoi so
arrangement which follows circuses. In fact
nearly every device under the sun with
which to catch tlio dimes of the pleasure
seeking cltl/.on Is already on hand to secure
the best place for catching the largest num
ber from the great multitude that will attend
the drill.
The drill ground Is now finished. An Im
mense undulating Held has been transformed
into a city of white tents. The tents are of
the regulation army kind , and give a living
space of 0x12. One of the general mess
rooms is completed , as Is also the kitchen ;
the roof of the second mess room , however ,
Is not yet on. The mess room and kitchen are
in form of the letter " 11 , " tlm kitchen being
In cioss strip. They rest snug up to tlm base
of the Washington monument , to tlm south
of which all tents will bo placed. Every
thing was dusty and hot to-day , and every
body about tlm camp was In n state of per
spiration and haste. By to-moriow night ,
however , everything , it is said , will bo in
order. The eight ranges for the kitchen
were all put In position to-day , on brick
Soldiers will begin pouring In to-morrow ,
and thousands will arrive on Saturday night
and Sunday.
UoforniH In Funeral Services.
WASHINGTON , May 19. 1 Special Telegram
to tlm BIK. : | The ministers and prominent
church people of Washington have come to
an understanding by which there Is to bo re
form In the management of funerals. Un
necessary display , oxtiavaganco and 111 sani
tary precautions are to bo remedied. Tlm
points at Issue are numerous and varied. The
clcruv are disposed to regard modern funerals
as partaking too much of the nature of an
undertaker's advertisement , and to have lost
ts Impressive and appropriate character and
eaching. Some of the matters sought to be
remedied are great expense , elaborate floral
and other displays , funeral .sermons , public
exposure of the foatines of the dead and
public farewells to the dead. Sunday funerals
are also to bo opposed.
ItritUh Horn ! Holders.
WASHINGTON , May 19. [ Special to the
The failure of the British holders of
Virginia bonds to arrive at a satisfactory
settlement of tlm debt question will , In the
opinion of some of the best posted lawyers
here , lead to serious complications. There is
some excuse for the failure on the part of
the citizens of Virginia , as It is now
constituted , to pay the entire amount of the
debt something like SiiO.OO .OOO. When the
debt was contracted the state embraced also
the area now known as West Virginia. The
Virginians argue that In consequence of the
segregation ot so largo a portion of their ter
ritory the United States should assume a
portion of the debt at least , or the state of
West Virginia should bear Its portion of the
burden. But as the English holders of the
bonds have nothing to do with the political
divisions of tlm states they look to the origi
nal makers of the bonds for their pay. Now
thatthev have been unable to reach n settle
ment It Is probable that the English govern
ment will be called upon to take a
hand In the controversy. England Is prov
erbial of enforcing tlm monetary rights of
her citizens and there Is every reason to be
lieve that no exception will be made in this
Instance. There Is a considerable feeling in
congress that the general government should
assume a portion at least of the Virginia
debt and if England does take up the subject
tliiough her representative here It is morn
than piobable that this vexed question will
bo settled at last by tlm aid of the United
States authorities. There Is , however , no
disposition on the part of the people ot Vir
ginia to saddle the whole debt on the shoul
ders of the peoplu at Inrce. On the contrary
the people of tlm Old Dominion are leady
and willing to bear their equitable portion of
tlm burden , but they naturally think that
the state of West Virginia or the United
States should pay that portion of the obliga
tion which the former would have bad to pay
If the state had not been divided.
Virginia's Prosperity.
WASHINGTON , May 19. [ Special to the
BKE.J "If wo can only .settle our annoying
debt question to the satisfaction of nil par
ties Interested , " said a gentleman from Vir
glnla , to-day , "the future of the Old Domin
ion Is assured. Within the past year there
has been a considerable Influx of northern
Immigration to the state and there are a
the present moment several parties of men
representing northern farmers looking eve
some sections of the stito with a view to the
purchase ot a number of farms for men wh <
have grown tired ot the long , cold wlntcri
of tlm north. There are thousands of acre'
of valuable agricultural laud ? winch may bi
bought lor less than the cost of the Improve
incuts , and tlm Indications now are that
within tlm next few years Virginia will gall
all that she has lost since the war. "
Washington's Conventions.
WASHINGTON , May 19. [ Special to th
BEE. ] Although as a general thing there I
very little of Intcrost In Washington during
the long recess between the adjournment o
one congress and the assembling of another ,
there has been a great deal here this montl
to interest strangers as well as the regula
Inhabitants. Tbo meeting of tlm America !
Surgical association and the hotel men las
week , together with the Society of the Arm
of the Cumberland and the veterans of th
Sixth army corns Is to be followed next wee.
by the national drill. On the last day of tha
event the Society of Mechanical Engineers
will assemble hero. When they leave then
are several other organizations to come. Al
together there are more attra ctlons In Wash
Ington this year at this time than there have
been for many years. Washington Is rap
Idly becoming the ereat convention city o
the country.
Nebraska and Iowa Ponnlons.
WASHINGTON , May 19. [ Special Telegram
to tlm Dr.K.1 Pensions wore Issued for
Nebraskans to-day ns follows : Bradford
A. Marsh , Donlphan ; Aaron Nash , Phillips
Station ; Itomaln II. Palmer. Noith Louis ;
William Bodem , Ilockvlllo ; Harrison Saycr ,
Venus ; Frankln Gilford , Pern.
Pensions granted to lowans as follows :
Rebecca , mother of Alexander Peterson , IJed
Oak ; Dennis , father of John Slattery , Otter
Creek ; Bridget , widow of Edward O'Connor ,
Postvlllo ; Adam Turnbull , Mason City ;
William W. Uussoll , Crcsco ; William T.
Ogle , Bancroft ; Thomas II. Taylor , Mlle ;
Lafayette Carr , Algona ; James Anderson ,
Alias ; James A. Swan , Sheldahl ; Charles
Keonker , Ackley ; Benjamin Helm , Grand
Junction ; David Gallon , Hose Hill ; Alon/o
Cummlngs , Unlonvillo : William L. Hart ,
Brandon ; James D. Daniels , Sprlngvillo ;
Joseph Delah ( deceased ) , Fort Madison ;
James Gilfony , Lisbon ; James T. Drum-
niond , Mount Pleasapt ; Bendlx Itclmcrs ,
iijrni t'Ji' ' JL
Kooktik ; Metchort F. Ilelmer , Mechanics-
vllle ; Daniel Merrill , Calamus ; George W.
Young , Ucdford.
Army News.
WASHINGTON , May 19. ( Special Tele
gram to tlio Br.E.J Major William E , Creary ,
paymaster , has been ordered to duty at
Omaha Juno 1.
First Lieutenant Albert S. Cummins ,
Fourth artillery , has been detailed as mili
tary professor at the University of Vermont ,
at Burlington , to take effect after July 1.
Captain Charles 11. KocKwoll , Fifth cav
alry , has been granted a two months' leave ,
upon being relieved from duty at West Point ,
Captain Randolph Norwood , second cav
alry , who has boon on leave from the Fort
will rejoin his troop to-morrow. May so.
First Lieutenant Kton F. Wilcox sixth cav
alry , recently on duty as nldu tie campe to
his father , General O. B. Wllcox , Is relieved
from duty at Fort Leavenworth , to date July
Land ordered to Join ills tioop in New
Army leaves Colonel Alexander Chambers ,
seventeenth Infantry , live months extension
of sick leave ; Captain Randolph Norwood ,
second cavalry , four months finther exten
sion of sick leave ; Captain Dwiglit II. Kel-
ton , tenth Infantry , onnyeais sick leave ;
First Lieutenant David N. McDonald , fourth
cavalry , four mouths ; First Mcutc.iant
George Hell , Jr. , third Infantry , two months
extension ; Lieutenant Edward 11. Browne ,
fourth infantry , three months.
The Noted Wlntorsmlth.
WA SUING ro.vMay 19. [ Special Telecram
to the BEE.J Among tlm appointments by
Secretary Lamar to-day was that of Colonel
R. C. Wlntersmlth , of Kentucky , as special
agent In General Sparks' bureau. Tlm cole
nel's duty will bo to investigate fraudulent
land entries. It has been impossible to
obtain a copy of his letter of acceptance ,
which doubtless Is a readable document. It
certainly Is , If It resembles tlm letter ho wrote
to Dr. Rogers accepting the gift of 810,000
woith ot Pan Electric stock. Although
the gift was only ono fiftieth part as
much ns Rogers gave to Garland 01 Harris ,
Colonel Wlntersmlth was lifty times as grate
ful as either of those statesmen. In the out
set of his letter ho lamented "tho povcily of
the English language to in any way express
the unfathomable depths of giatltimo I feel ,
and tlm genuine and sincere thanks that
veil up tn my bosom and overllow the sur-
oundinps like a deluge , " and he declared"In
ho very innermost recesses of my heart vour
{ Is Incryptcd , and will nestle there
s Its chlcfcst gem until its latest pulsation
vlll sound the knoll of time. " Colonel Win-
ersmlth'H salary as special agent will bo
Sl/)00 a year.
Postal Changes.
WASHINGTON , May 19. ( Special Telegram
o the BEE.J The following Nebraska post-
nasters were appointed to-day : Bralnerd M ,
IcCaulloy , Clearwater , Antelope county ,
IcoChas. E. Field , resigned : G. A. Voris ,
Sunlight , Cass county , vlco Henry Roelofs ,
Personal Mention ,
WASHINGTON , May 19. [ hpcclat Tcloeram
to the BEE.I Mrs. Darwin James loft this
city yesterday to attend a meeting of the
i'rcsbytenan assembly at Omaha.
N. J. Lanso and wife , of Omaha , called
upon President Cleveland to-day.
Representative-elect McShano Is expected
icro at tlm end of this week to name a United
States marshal for Nebraska.
Now Orleans Postmaster.
WASHINGTON , May 10. Tlm president to
day appointed George 11. Nott to be postmas
ter at New Orleans.
Land Fences to no Torn Down.
CHEYENNE , Wyo. , May 19. [ Special Tele
gram to tlm BEE.J The Associated press
llspatches from Washington announcing
that a company of cavalry would be sent here
to tear down all fences on government land
created very llttlo excitement. A troop of
colored cavalry Is daily expected to arrive
from Fort McKinney Wyoming. The cattle
men now Bay they recogni/.c , as they should
long ago have done , that it is much more to
their interest to have the fences down than
up. Many of them have lately been engaged
In tearing down their wire fences , and If tlm
colored troops undeitako the work It will bo
so much less expense for tlm stock men
to bear , Tlm only nu/.zline point is in re
gard to fences within tlm twcntv inilo rail
road limit. The railroad has sold nearly all
of Its landsand tlm alternate sections are
owned by the government. The result Is
that when u man purchases a big block of
railroad land ho has on hand a sort of real
estate checker board , tlm alternate sections
only of which ho really owns. It will thus bo
.seen that while maintaining tlm
line of fence on hl.s own land he necessarily
fences much land owned by tlm gov
ernment , which 1m can neither secure by
lease or purchase. His right to do so Is a
question that has never been settled in the
courts and presents some annoying features.
The local land officials here believe the order
applies to these lands ns well as to lands out
side tlm railroad limit. Although they have
received no ofllcial notification to that effect ,
It Is thought by these same officials that tlm
work of tearing down fences on tlm railroad
lands will be commenced at once , when the
.stockmen , if they desire , may secure injunc
tions and tlm matter thus formally brought
to the attention of the courts.
Mexican Politics.
CITY OF MEXICO , May 19. It Is stated In
upper government circles that a plot on the
part of the conservative party , which Is as
bold and ambitious as it Is Impracticable , has
been discovered , A prominent member of
congress In tlm confidence ot President Diaz
and several cabinet ollicers , stated ycbterday
there was no doubt that Mexican conserva
tives have actually invited Don Catlos , tlm
Spanish pretender , to visit this country for
the purpose ot entangling him In Mexican
polltlcs.and eventually making him tlm head
of their party.
Business Failurr * .
ST. Louis , May 19. Benjamin K Hern ,
proprietor of the East St. Louis stave fac
tory , made an assignment yesterday. Lia
bilities 850,700 , assets 3 ! 3,70n.
PHOVIWJ.VOI : , R. I. , May 19. John A. Mc-
Clay , manufacturing jeweler , assigned. Li
abilities aim assets not > et given.
CHICAGO. Mav 19. The board of trade
tirm of L. Everingliam & Co. has no connec
tion with and Is not in anv way affected by
tlm failure of G. Sumncr Everingliamwhich
occurred huroyestnrday.
Dnnth of n Flanker.
NEW YOI-.K , May lO.-Wllllam H. Macy ,
president of the Seamans * saving bank , died
this morning.
An Old Hcsldont Gone.
KANKAKEE , III. , May 19. David Perry ,
ono of tlm first residents of Kankakee county ,
died to-day aged eighty-six. He came from
Vermont to the present site of Kankakee
county In 1830 , and was widely known over
this state.
Roourt Lincoln will deliver the oration at
tlm unveiling of the soldiers' monument at
KanUakee 011 memorial day.
Terrific Kxploslon.
MINNKAI-OLIS , Minn. , May 19. The EvenIng -
Ing Journal's Duluth special gives addi
tional particulars of tlm explosions of four
tons of nltro-glycerlne , eight miles from that
city yesterday , Nine residences and as
many barns were totally or partially
wrccKed , and trees In the vicinity torn Into
shreds. The shock ot the concussion was
plainly felt in Duluth , and many panes of
class broken In Onnata , live miles distant.
Loss estimated at gJO.OOO.
A Slcopcr Derailed. , May 19. Tlm sleeper on tlm
Denver & Rio Grande Salt Lake express was
derailed near cSallda at r o'clock Sunday
morning. Grace Leslie , leading lady of Kate
Castleton's troupe , was instantly killeJ , Dr.
George Cox received a severe scalp wound
and Pullan Conductor Aubrey was hurt
about tlm head and hips. Tlm wounded were
taken to the company's , hospital at ballda.
The sleeper was badly demolished.
it _
Another Day Occupied in the Examina
tion of Jay Gould
The Reason Ho Quit thn Tiattor
the Undcalrablltty of Having
the Government For * *
Jay Ac.iln on the Uncle.
Nr.w Yonic , May ! . When tlm Pa'clrii
railway commission got to work thli
morning Jay ( iould icsmncd tho. witness
stand and the tiuiutslllon was resumed by
Commissioner Anderson , Gould test I lied
that tlm provisions of tlm consolidation
mortgage trust \vai strictly compiled with by
the trustee bonds Issued as therein provided.
Gould was shown a transcript of tlm transac
tions In consolidated bonds furnished by the
Union I'acltic company , which would seem
to Indicate that the trustees had not followed
tlm trust. Gould said that was the Union
Paclllc'sacconnt , of which lie know nothing ;
that the true way to get at the matter was to
examine the accounts of tlm trustees kpt by
Mr. Calef , who would bo good enough
to make necessary explanation , "Tlm
trustees only charged the amounts named
In the mortgage. The accounts yon show
are of negotiations with tlm Union 1'ucilic ,
and they could get ihelr own prices. Ton
will find that tlm accounts with the trustees
will balance with the mortgage. " Anderson
said that ho could not enquire Intelligently
with reference to the commission of thcso
securities with the accounts kept by Calef.
Gould gave Scrgcant-at-Arms Walsh n note
directing Calef to appear before the com
mission with the books showing tlm Issue of
bonds. After quoting a great many flguiea
showing tlm times and details of the con
solidation Gould said : " 1 claim , if I worn a
creditor of tlm road like the goxoinmcnt , I
would not have hesitated In granting an ex
tension , of time In paying tha subsidy , even
though , the road was paying dividends , un
less tno government wanted to take the road
and run it. If it did.hero was a chance for It. "
Mr. Littler hero branched elf from the sub
ject ot Investigation to ask for his own Infor-
natlon Gould's opinion with reteienco to tlm
"liter-state commerce bill. Gould said :
There Is a great deal of uood and some bad
n it. I haven't asked tlm commission ferny
ny change yet. 1 should piclor to wait a
ear or two before giving any dcllnlto opln-
on. " In reply to Judge Dillon's
uestlon Gould said that tlm acqulsl-
lon of tlm Denver and South 1'arlc
oad was a political action on the part of the
Jnion Pacilic and bioiiifht him no great por-
onal profit. "Kansas Pacilic block jumped
ip rapidly as it leaked out I was Inlying
argely. I did It to protect my interest In tlm
Jnion Pacilic. and furnish a southern outlet
, iul not to effect tlm market. As soon as the
owa roads prorated we turned tlm tratllc
over the. southern road and made money
or the Union Pacilic. I made money by the
ransactlon of course. I want to explain to
he commission my motives In making these
arge purchases. 1 have nothing to conceal.
At present 1 have no Interest In tlm Union
'acltic. Wlill I was connected with It the
company built several branch lines to act as
'eedeis. No Individual made any prollt out
of tlm building of thcso roads
mildlng them at cash cost. As regards tlm
Central Branch , Kansas Central and St. Joe
and western roads , 1 am willing to take
them off the Union Pacific's hands at tlio
price It paid for them. At the time of the
consolidation tlm Kansas Pacific was more
valuable property than tlm Union I'acillc.
[ t was not put into the consolidation at too
ilgh a value. Tlm securities of the govern
ment were Increased by the consolidation
uitl 1 cannot conceive how the consolidation
was In any way Injurious to the govern
ment's interests. One management was
needed and the paralleling and consequent
crippling ot tlm Union Pacilic was pre
vented. "
In reply to ex-Governor Patterson's ques-
: ion as to wliv he retired from tlm manage
ment ot the Union Pacilic , ( iould answered :
" 1 made up my mind that It would be better
0 have a large number Interested in the road
than to have the people say Jay Gould owns
t. 1 was also partly actuated by tlm nndes-
rablllty of having the ( government for n
partner. When tlm road was In tlm rut it
: ould have made any sort of bargain with the
( ovcrnmont When it had been converted
nto n paying -pioperty , thus Increas
ing the government's security , the
government stepped In and at
tacked It. It Is dilllcillt to predict Urn future
of the Union Pacilic , but 1 think tlm
government will have to make largo
concessions of both principal and Interest
to tlm road when tlm bonds became due. be
cause tlm road can never pay them. Tlio
woik of building tlm road was fearfully ex
pensive and a dangerous job. Whereas ,
western lines ate now beingbuilt tor from
Sl'J.OOO to § 13,000 a mile , this road paid as
hk'h as from 9r > to 810 each for ties and S'WO '
per ton for Iron rails. Tlm government has
been sulllclontly compensated for its loan to
the Union Pacilic by tlm benefit It has al
ready received from the sale ot lands , etc. In
my opinion the goveinmcnt should .settle
with tlm road on a fair basis , sav bv taking a
bond lor tlm principal sum 827,000,000 and
cancel the claim for back Interest.
1 would undeitako to negotiate such a
bond and secure itslminedlatecash payment.
1 say this as a man who has not a dollar's In
terest In tlm road. 1 never advanced money
to pay Union Pacilic dividends , though I
did loan $1.600,000 to pay back interest on
Kansas Pacllb bonds once on condition of n
rate of Inteiettt from 7 per cent to 0 per
cent. In return for this money 1 received
consolidated stock , "
Amos 11. Calef was recalled and produced
the Journal of tlm trustees of the Kansas Pa
cilic consolidated mortgage , which showed
but few transactions on exchange when the
pool and not mortgage rates controled.
Andeison asked it lie could explain why the
trustees' books show that S3btl'Jf : ! l of necur-
tied were exchanged at pool rates , when ho
stated yesterday that they weio exchanged
at mortgage commutation rate. Witness
could not , because ho undcistood that the
members ot dm pool were not piuluircd.
Transactions In which he was interested
were made with the Union Pacilic , they
securing the bonds and paying to Gould
through the medium of Tieasurcr Holmes.
With the conclusion ot Gould's testimony
the taking of evidence In this city for the
present closed. Tlm commission goes to
Boston next Saturday night , and will open
tlm investigation there Monday noon. Gov
ernor Ames and F. Gordon Dexter are
among those to bo examined there , Tlio
commission will probably go to Omaha about
July 1.
ATolccraph Conspiracy.
DOUGLASS , Wyo. , May 19. ( Special T < ile-
pram to tlm BEE.J J. J. Dickey , superin
tendent of tlm Western Union Telegraph
company , and E. C. Harris , supcilntcndcnt
of telegraph of tlm Fremont , Elkhorn it
Missouri Valley railway , have been In town >
Hlnro Monday and have micfionlcd in bieaking , <
up a conspiracy to rob tlm telegraph com
panv mi tlm western division of tlm road.
C. K. Bander , the local manager hero , was
arrested Monday on tlm chaw of embezzle
ment and placed under S'JOO bonds , The
trial was pot for yesterday beloro Judge WII-
rott. When tlm time lortho trial came Mr.
Bander failed to appeal and his bond was do-
claied lorfcitPd. A reward of 850 Is ottered
for his capture. It appears a .systematic rob
bery of the company and tlm public has been
coIuif on at tills and other points cast of hero
lor several mouths , tlm operations atChadrou
and Intermediate points beting complicated.
Mr. f lander has written several letters to
other managers proposing to take them Into
the ifchemo which they apparently agreed to
do so , but at on CD reported tlm matter to
Superintendent Dickey. Theie has boon
great complaint heroin regard to tlm exces
sive charges on telegrams and cable mes
sages , and tlm patrons of tlm telegraph will
bo pleased to learn that such a combination
of pettv thieves has been broken up. Should
Mr , liaudor bo captured ho will surely bo
bound over to appear before the grand Jury.
The prosecution Is lu the hands of Juduu