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Mr , Powdorly Prepares a Statement of the
Order's Ecclesiastical Troubles.
Facts Prciiontcd to thn Cardinal
Which Caused film to Inter *
cede \Vlth Iho 1'opo I'ur
American Liibor.
I'owderly and Glhhons.
MiXNKArou , Oct. a A letter prepared
| l- by General Master Workman I'owderly upon
thu attitude of the Catholic church
toward the Knlglil ! of Labor , which has
been awaited with n great deal of Interest by
members of the order throughout the
country , was completed to-night and will bo
presented to the general assembly to-mor
row. Inferring , to thu meeting
of thu Catholic archbishops a year
ago the present month Powderly said : "It
had been represented to the ecclesiastical
authorities that the knights were seeking to
revolutionize the generally accepted funda
mental principles by claiming for labor the
right to dictate to capital , and In
this manner were seeking to bring Into
full force popular sovereignty in opposition
to private rliihts ; that they wcro following
the example of French socialists and arro
gating to themselves the right of ordering
strikes whenever It suited their purposes and
by these strikes cause loss of life and destruc
tion of property , nnd that should the order
prosper with its pernicious principles it would
lead its members and the vvoiklng classes
generally from Insubordination to nnarchy
and socialism ; that If the principles of the
Knights of Labor wcro ever to prevail among
the people , faith and religion would bo for
ever destroyed in our country. Thus spoke
thu enemies of organized labor. " Mr.
Powderly then refers to an Interview had by
himself mid Messrs. Hayes and Qrellly with
Cardinal Gibbons , at the latter's request , lu
which they submitted to hid eminence Hint
the "Unifying force of tho. order
consisted in the breadth and pur
ity of the principles inculcated nnd
the cultivation ot Intellectual , moral and
social happiness. Wo nro like unto a band
of brothers encaged in tlio holy cause , which ,
far from absorbing , would strengthen our
love of coontry nnd would Intensify ,
cluvnto nnd unnoblu our patriotism. In
onr order , composed ns It Is of various
European nntionalltes , onu of the most grati
lying features is thu rapidity with which become assimilated and welded to
gether , forming n united whole , strong and
Indissoluble. Believing firmly in thu righte
ousness of our \vonskyouremlnencu
to oxamliiu thu records ot our and
of our prominent members , who
have tor pears upheld our principles. It is
our hopu as it is our desire to purge the order
ot the violent element thu element ot radi
cal men who want to found a society ot
nllieistlc anarchy. "
During the Interview , which was of long
duration. Cardinal Gibbons said In sub-
Htanco : "Alter what \vo nave- just learned
the present condition of the older Is to us
nn unmistakable Indication that the control
ot yourorganl/ntion still rests with the con
servative element anil Is n guarrnntco that
there will be no rash and dangerous depart
ures from these features of Its policy winch
command the forbearance and respect it not
the approval of the entire country. Wo now
Infer that the objects of the Knf slits of
Labor are praiseworthy and in no
way opposed the views of the Catholic
church. Catholic prelates will derluro in
laver of labor. The Catholic church in
America will taUu the side of the weaker
against the stronger. Wo readily believe
that to rescue the teller troni the grasp
of the seltifh is a work worthy
of the noblest nnd the best of our
race. We recognl/u that this is the grand
object to which the Knights of Labor nra
bonulnir every energy. The church is Justly
watchful against ull secret organizations.
There Is no need of secrecy
where the ends ana methods of
the rgnnuatmn nro justifiable
nnd secrecy raises the presumption that them
Is something which will not bear the light of
day. Wo condemn the work of the anarch
ists. Llko Samson of old , they would pull
down the edltico of the constitu
tion which fihelters them , even
though they uhould perish In
tlio ruluK The man that would endeavor to
undermine the laws and Institutions of this
great nnd glorious country deserves the late
of those who laid profane hands on the ark
of the living Uod. Socialism takes
a defiant position beyond the pale
6f the chureii nnd announces such an
extreme policy that ouu does not
need to hesitate to ranch the conclusion as to
Its merits and influence. It boldly abolishes
nil icligtous restraint as fatuous , denounces
nil extant forms of worship nnd goes back to
what It calls "natnro" and what the world
calls atheism. Wo express full faith
in the maintenance of Iho friend
liness between the church nnd the
order so long as yon keep tree frout allllla-
tlons with dangerous nssoclntlono and devote -
vote yourselves to the fulfillment otyour
lecltlivalo mission. "
Ills eminence intimated to your committee
Ills Intended journey to Komi' , promised to
explain the purposes of the oncnnization at
the Vatican and requested permission to
pledge the ordsr to mulntenince of lawful
and orderly behavior. Jlow this prince ot
thu chinch fulfilled his covenant made
with us and how ho championed
onr cause in thu Kternal Cttv , wo know full
well , anil the expression ot the pnutitlclal
good will for tint order of the KnUhis ot La
bor , wlich came to us last Mai ch , was due
solely to the earnest nnd intelligent advocacy
of our cause by Cardinal ( ilbbons.
Mr. 1'owdcrfy suggests that sincere thanks
nro due the caidinal for the extraordinary
favors ho has bestowed upon the order.
Mr. 1'owilerly quotes largely fiomCardinal
Gibbons' report to the propaganda , in the
course of which the cardinal savs : "Tho
order Is not hostile to religion. 'We have
nottonndlu tlrc-constitution , by-laws and
olllclnl declarations { ho elements which the
holy ECO t < o clearly Indicates as condemna
tory , and the formula of thu ore.iiil/atlun
contains neither ontli or obr.uatlnn which pre
cludes these \\lio do not belong to it
iroiu ueoii'iiiuir acquainted with their
niralrs. This lias been specially explained to
us by the principal nilicers. No promtso ot
d obedioiico Is requeued. Not only thulr
objects and their iMJe's aru tint"hostilit'to Yo-
llgion or the church , but tliu vary contrary.
It seems to mo plain that tlio holy sen can
not entertain a proposal to condemn thu
Knights of Labor. "
Tno evil I mil dion proceeded to give many
points \\liy It thould not bo done. Among
other things he said : It would bit danger
ous to tlux reputation of thu church
in our democratic country that
It would bu powerless to compel
the obedience of Catholic vvorklnirmon , w ho
I * would retard It as tal o mid Iniquitous ; that
It would thus bo destructive Instead of bene-
liclal in Its filed ; that it would turn In
doubt and hostility the marked devotion uf
our people toward the holy bee.
Mr. I'owderly enys further : "Thn Knights
of Labor. iiMiipJn untouched and U will bo
onr particular duty to prevent the order
from comnittlnc anything against HID
civil and ecclesiastical laws which might
bu condemned br church or state and
The pope wisely deteimlniuU to provoke an
nntagonlsni , between thu church and the
mighty Industrial power thai Is now making
Itself felt throughout this tieo land ,
and Leo XIII. has shown ho is
neither rash nor Illiberal. Pondorly then
quotes at length letters from Cardinals Man-
nlng and tjlbbons , giving their views hue-
latlou to tli order.
'ftcath of.Maurluo Strakoech.
ICopyi tt > M lSS76y Jamtt Oonimi ItcimeU. }
PAWS , ( via Havre ) , Oct. 0.-Now | York
Herald fable Special to the BKE. ] Man-
ilco Strakosch died to-day at his domicile , M
Kuele Bruyere , Paris. Burial at la
C'talso to-morrow M 3 o'clock , lie has la-en
' 11 some time ,
Monetary Transaction * In tlio Conn *
try During the Past Week.
BOSTO.V , MasOct. . 0. ( Special Tele-
cram to the UIIE. : | The following table
complied from dlsnatchcst to the Post , from
the managers of the leading clearing houses
In I the United States , shows the gross ex
changes for thn week ending October 8 ,
1887 , together with tlio rates per cent of in
crease or decrease as compared with these
of the corresponding week last year :
The Italian .Muriloross Given a Bene
fit In Xcw York.
NKWOIIK , Oct. D. ISpcclal Telegram to
the Bin. : ] Chlara Cignarale , the Italian
murderess , received a benefit at Turno hall
Saturday night. A four-act drama , showing
her In the light In which her friends would
llko the community to sco her , was the piin-
clpal part of the entertainment. It was In
the Italian language and had been written by
llocco Metcll , an Italian newspaper writer ,
and the performers weru all Italians nnd
ft lends of the condemned woman. Five
hundred Italians gathered to sco the per
formance and applauded the heroine , Chlara ,
vigorously , while thov hissed and scowled at
Anlello , the husbiml , who In. the play , as In
fact , falls beneath Chlara's pistol. The play
begins In Italy at the time when Anlello ob
tained Chiara's hand by threatening to ex
pose her mother's liaison with Pasanale , a
wealthy ttall'in , and continues down to his
death a few months ago In this city. When
the minder was reached on the stairo cries of
"bravo" filled the ball. - The performance
netted about § 500 , which will bo devoted to
such further defence ot the woman ns Is pos-
slblo. Thu performance will boon bo re
Departure of the Pence Dclcgat'on ,
\Cop\irtuM \ \ ISS'tiV James lianlnn Bewitt'.l
LONDONOct. . 9. ( New York Herald
Cable Special to the BKK. I Andrew Carno-
glo lelt Southampton this afternoon in the
Fulda for America , where ho will Inttoduco
to the president the deputation ot members of
both houses of parliament who have been
appointed by the Peace Association of Great
Britain to wait upon the president and ask
him to uro _ upon congress a treaty that dis
putes arising botwcen the two governments
which cannot bo adjusted by diplomatic
agency should bo referred to arbitration.
The address contains the signatures of one
Irish M. P.-T. W. Uussoll-and 230 English ,
Scotch and Welsh members , is a work of art
and has beea Illuminated upon vollum. It Is
six feet In length , with decorated borders ,
and at the bead la an allegorical design
cprtsentlng the union of the two countries.
In addition to the large number of the de
putation who have already gone , Lord Kin
nnlrd and Sir Georeo Campbell yesterday
left Liverpool lu the Anrania and the remain
der will depart next Saturday , viz : Three
trade union dolo/atcs. Including Messrs.
Cremcr und PIckard , M. 1's. Mr.
Cremer yesterday hod nn interview
with Mr. Carnegie , who stated that
ho received n communication from Mr. Glad
stone in refeienco to the deputation and the
subject address. Mr. Gladstone wrote that
while ho makes it a rule not to sign mem
orials upon political matters upon which he
has not had sufficient opportunities of testi
fying his sentiments In ofiico and in parlia
ment , yet upon this question Ills oflicial
action in 1ST : ! In connection with the Ala
bama arbitration is much more to the purpose -
pose than anything which he could now
when lu opposition , either say or write.
Thn Blllc Culture Industry.
WASHINGTON , Oct. 9. ISpeelal to the
Ilr.B. ] Ono of thu most interesting exhibits
of a public character which are to bo found
In the national capital is that of the silk
culture shown In the annex to the agri
cultural department. For several years now
n number of ladies , principally residing in
Philadelphia , have been attempting to in
crease the production ot stUc among the
women of Iho United States. A year or so
ago the agricultural department gave this
movement a decided impetus by offering to
putchaso all hlio cocoons which might be
offered. Machinery for wlndlni : the silk
from thuso cocoons wa ? purchased and set ur
lu the annex building and n number of gills
who were experts In this line wcro em
plovcd. Now a visitor may find > on
enterinc the building , auy time dur
ing thu working hours six or seven
steam kettles , bubbling , Idled with water on
thu top of which float hundreds of yellow and
white cocoons. The threads are caught up
by a brush made of twigs and are carried tea
a spool In the bauds ot ono of the girls and
are then transferred to a winding machini
In the rear. Thu thread of silk which Mir
rounds each chrysalis grows liner as It nears
the inner portion ot the shell , and so delicate
Is thu winding machine that as soon as the
thread becomes liner than thu rcQUirci
thickness an electric circuit Is broken whlcl
throws the disk hold In.- the cocoon around
one notch and another thread is caueht up.
The beautiful hanks of silk which are pro
duced from this process In the wlndlncr
room are carried to a loft above , where they
nre packed In boxes for shipment The silk
brings about $ r > a pound nnd Is readily salable
to the bilk mills. People who desire to try
their IUCK In raising silk worms
will 11)0 supplied with eggs and n book
ot Instructions upon application to the agri
cultural department. Wherever the mul
berry tree thrives silkworms can be profita
bly raised and there are numerous vegetable
substances upon which the worm will thrive.
It Is said that ( be osage orancu Is particu
larly relished toy these wonderful Insects and
they are known to enjoy a diet ot lettuce
leaves. The Industry ls a crovvmr one and
U will not be surprising if , within a few
years , the production of American sitlc In
creases to such nn extent as to warrant the
belief that silks of purely American manu
facture will be cxuuslvely sold in dry _ oods
Many Games Which Are Creating Dis
turbances Among the Johnny Bulls ,
Tories niame Kaob Otlinr , the Con-
tubulary Weakens and the I'olloo
Confidence Poking Fun
at Dr. 1'nrker.
Ihn Irish Problem.
[ CopwrioM ISSJlivJtimes Conto Itennett. ' ]
LONDON. Oct. O. lNow York Herald Cable-
Special to the ORB.I Tlio law oftlccrs of
the crown are confident that the decision of
the magistrate In the case of the lord mayor
of Dublin will be reversed. The ministerial
authorities deny that any mistake has been
made , throwing all the blame upon the mag
istrate. Their opinion Is that Sullivan will
bo convicted , but many of thorn complain of
Uiilfour leaving everything to underlings.
In Ireland the crisis Is evidently draw
ing nearer every day , magistrates nnd
police alike 'beglnnlni : to side with the
league. The coroner's jury at Mltchellstown
Trill doubtless biing" in a verdict of vvllltul
murder against the police who llrcd. In that
case the attorney-general will enter a nolle
proscqul. The constabulary is now being
subjected to an unprecedented strain. Their
belief In the power of thu government to
help them out of difficulties Is manifestly
declining. If the constabulary generally
weakens , while Gladstone and the liberal
party Is backing up the league , the final
struggle will be close nnd hence the Irish
problem was never so serious In this gencr-
ration as to-day.
Kedvers Duller said to be Impressed with
the Imminence of the danger , in common
with many other close observers anticipates
a popular rising during the winter. The Irish
leaders would avoid this if possible , but can
they control the agitation they havn success
fully excited ? The waters are out , and It
may be beyond any man's power to turn
them back Into former channels. People
begin to believe the government Is
already beaten This assurance may
any day lead to extreme measures.
As usual in revolutionary times the assail
ants are united and confident and the de
fenders are tied and bound by necessary
adherence to constitutional forms which no
coercion bill can altogether override. This
tension Is much too great to last. .
Alesbury's exploits have given rise to
renewed agitation for n refoi m In the house
of lords , which Is likely to Increase before
tlio next session. Kcslstanco will bo very
faint. The lords themselves are
strongly in favor of great
changes. Many wish the exclusion
of notoriously Incompetent or unworthy
members. Others desire to see a section of
the house made elective. Others wish to
bo tree to contest seats In the lower house. I
believe a vote in the house Itself by ballot
would clve a largo majority for sweeping re
forms , therefore I do not anticipate picat
popular cxcltomnnt over the question.
The disestablishment of the church , so
adroitly pushed , forward by Gladstone will
cause much more sttr and shake the country
troni one end to the other.
The attacks on the police are giving seri
ous anxloty to the authorities and render the
police distrustful of themselves. The result
Is that the outcasts of London daily assume
a bolder aud uioro defiant tone. They
have practically taken possession
ot certain parts of the parks and
public squares , driving out respectable
people. All thu loafers of London aru hov
ering like a dark cloud over the west end. It
Is nbsojutely dangerous to go along certain
thoroughfares after dark. A mena'nclng
spirit Is in the air. The Cass case and Glad
stones rccont raids on the police demoralize
the force , 1 hear talk among tradesmen nnd
others of a combined movement to protect
their property If the symptoms assume a
much more threatening character. Lyons ,
tlio socialist hero of the hour ,
was one of the oriranUcrs of the meeting
last year which resulted in whole
thoroughfares being sacked. Tradesmen
remember this. They will defend themselves
If the authorities cannot do it. Thu Jaw will
bo vindicated thou h we may twss through
bad limes first.
1 understand that great discontent
exists lu the civil seivicuowlnc to the dis
charge of a lar.o ; number ot em
ployes In the lower grades. This
Is a characteristic of our oflicial
reforms. A number of poorly paid clerks
are singled out and sacrificed on a little econ
omy , while the highly-paid slnecurists are
left undisturbed. The time has gene by for
this game. You will see some very surpris
ing events before long.
There is great perturbation amen ; theater
managers at the extreme dullness of the
evening autumn season. The houses aru
generally wretched. Actors anxiously ask
why. ' The truth is that parents will not takn
children for fear of scarlet fever nud do not
cate to go themselves for fear of lire. The
Exeter will cost London managers a pretty
penny this winter. Kegardlng music
halls the magistrates mean to
look sharply after licenses , but
people crowd these places in defiance of
danger. The legitimate drama isdvlng out
hcie. All hopes of Its icvlval center in
Irving. People aio gettlni : afraid that Amer
ican attractions will lure him away alto
gether. Terry's new theatre has been ob
jected to by the board ot works , but the
alterations can be carried out by Monday
week. In making up the drains the reform
club discovered that the soworazu was
almost entirely Intercepted for a loilg
period. The wonder Is that fever
had not broken odt. Several servants
had typhoid. .Mcmnors of the troupe com
plained of soio throats. These costly build
ings are mostly drained anyhow and any
where. The Carlton Is obllced to close three
mouths , the sewurn.'e being found bottled
up near the Arne cellars. At another largu
club the steward was recently found out
embezzling money , as well ns carrying on
pranks In the servants' quarters. Thus oven
club-land Is not withptit Us troubles.
Public feeling Is greatly sottcning about
Hiuhes Hallett , chiefly owing to the exces-
slvo viiulenco of Stead's attacks , his unctions
boastings of superior morality and ids politi
cal bias. Stead is too pnro and good to live
long. Hallctt's. conduct is not defended ,
but who Is Stead that ho bhould
make himself a censor ot mor
als ? His defense of Lipskl , the
murderer , Is not forgotten. His very dev
ious tracks In the maiden tribute business
has not p.ut him on the same pedestal as
Joseph Howard or any other Joseph. Stead
overshot the mark. The result Is a reaction
In favor of Hallett. As his local committed
decline to press for Ills resignation , ho will
probably hold on. though his position is by
no means enviable. If a determined party
attack Is made on Hallett the glass houses on
the other side will soon &ho\r a great many
broken windows.
What O'Drien'a Diet Will DP.
ICopi/rtff/it / 'SW , by Jiim ; OonJon Hemie/M
UuiiLi.v.Oct. 0. INew York Herald Cable-
Special to the JJiiE. ) TUo Issue of the last
official report on the Irish prisoners and their
management gives occasion for a brilliant
review of Its statistics bv the Freeman's
Journal. Collating these It Is enabled to glvo
the following , description ot what William
O'lirlon'a menu will bo during his three
months of sentence It the appeal court has
not the courage and decency to roversc his
conviction. The prison diet for convicted
prisoners Is arranged Into three classes and
varies according to the length of Imprison
ment. As evidence of how the thing works ,
ake the . casu of Mr. O'llrlon. If
o gees Into jail his diet for
ho first month wo'uld bo ns
'ollows : His breakfast will consist at Hvo
utices of bread , ono pint of cocoa , a three-
unrtcr pint ot new milk , Ills dinner on
tuuday nnd Thursday would be live ounces
f bread , six ounces of composition called
not pudding and a three-quarter pint of
lew milk. On Wednesday and Friday his
Inner would consist of Hvo ounces of bread ,
tght ounc s of potatoes and a three-quarter
ilnt of now milk. On the remaining three
lays of the week ho will got for dinner
hlrtcen ounces of bread and half a pint of
onp. For supper during tlio lirst month
ivouldbe : Dread , livu ounces ; cocoa , ono
Dint ; new milk , half pint. During the last
wo months O'Brien would get for breakfast
, pint and n half of stirabout made
ut of Indian meal and oatmeal
nixed In equal proportion and a thrco-
qiurtcr pint of new milk. Fur supper eight
iiincos of bread and a pint of cocoa. The
dinner varies according to tlio day of the
week. On Sundays ono pint of meal soup
mil n pound of potatoes , on Wednesday and
Friday eight ounces of broad and fourteen
ounces of potatoes and on the remaining
days of the week fourteen ounces of bread
and one pint of vegetable soup. What Mr.
O'Urlen would look llko and now long it
would taku to re-establish his health after
tat kind of thing , wo leave our readers to
udge. "
A few hero believe that his conviction will
bo reversed , Inasmuch as after the lord
nayor fiasco thu government dare not let its
appeal judges add to their misfortunes.
Tlriulo AgalnRt [ lr. 1'arknr In the
Hnturdn ; Uevlo\v.
7 bil Jit i * < Gordon Himictf. ]
LONDON , Oct. 0. Now York Herald
! ablu Special to the UK. I Doubtless Itov.
Dr. Parker preached lomowhero near New
York to-day. Thoura absent and lost to
London sight , ho seen A dear to the memory
of many of its news apers. Among these
the Saturday Kevlew ollico , which abuts that
now occupied by the'llerald ' , especially re-
niembcrs him. In l s last evening's Issue
It pays attention to tile Herald report of Dr.
Paikcr's address onSBeecher in along nr-
tlclo entitled , "Stlggins on Chadband , " nnd
it thus commences : frTho late Henry Ward
Beechcr wag not an ( ordinary man and Dr.
Joseph Parker , who beats the drum ecclesi
astic In the City Temple , is a very extraor
dinary man. When Dr. Pusoy published his
book on the Prophet Daniel a flippant critic
Irreverently observed that ho would much
rather have had Daniel's opinion of Dr.
Pnsey , but Mr. Beechor on Dr. Parker would
have been rather more or loss Interesting
than Dr , Parker on MijJ Beechor. They were
born to eulogize each qther. It was a mere
accident of mortelit which allowed Dr.
Parker to do for his f lend what his friend
would no doubt much rather have dona for
him. There Is IndeecVa bree/y cheerfulness
In the good doctor's exuberant determlna-
tlon to dispense with the trappings of woe
which irresistibly si ggests the meek resig
nation of the survivit g wife In Mr. Swin
burne's parody on iord Tennyson's 'De-
. ' 'I'll allow " that good
spalr. , si rs woman ,
when the poison hasp 'ovedtoo strong lor the
stomach pump , 'I'll nlluw as things might
have been worse , for 10 might have been the
survivor and a follow ng my hoarse. But if
Dr. Parker is jocular 10 is also pugnacious.
He admits for' the i iko of argument that
there may bo men of mperlor genius to him-
self.if such Imaginar belngs really existed ,
and the speculative possibility of their ozls-
tencc , Dr. Parker i : odestly refrains from
denying they woul . ' necessarily ho bet
ter qualified tor the gVnat task of burning In
cense on the shrine oj | Mr. Beecher. Warm
ing tp Ills subject , the worthy doctor congrat
ulates himself on the special advantage
possessed In knowing very llttln about Mr.
Beecher. 'Criticism that Is attempted bv
admiring memoryJ not bound by the
vulgarity of the naked eye , ' Is a phrase on
which Dr. Parker m y well bo content to
rest his oratorical reputation for the remain
der of his life. Ho if ill never beat It , and
Mr. Mlcawber himself might have been
proud of It. But Dr. Parker at last grows
dlbtrustful oven of tile InQnito caress ot his
own eloquence and calls upon the painter
for aid to mint himSin conversation , catch
above all things the ! smllo of the painter.
Let mo charge theo , seize that spirit smile'
Dr. Parker Is not troubled by the difficulty of
Allcu in wonderland' ' who could not imagine
the grin without thoj cat. Truly there was
but ono Beechor and Dr. Parker is his
prophet. " |
The article thus concludes : "Dr. Parker
proves his own qualification for Ids business
In many a sentence which Mr. Beochcr him
self could not have surpassed and from whlcl
the combined wit of all the candidates In tlio
civil service examination could not oxtiaot
the s'mallust particle ot meaning.Ve can
assure the reverend eulogist that we shnl
not attempt to dispute the proud position
willed he claims of chief trumpeter to the du
parted charlatan.Vehad something tonaj
about Mr. Beecher hst spring and need no
repeat It now , but ) ) r. Parker has uncon
sclously portrayed himself in this singular
lecture and the result' ' combines amusumen
with instruction. "
Now it bq nmiislng toknowwha
view Dr. Parker has of the Saturday Ituvlevv
to learn why It Is so'bltter ' not only upon the
living but the dead. ,
The Mormon Conference.
SALT LAKI : , Oct. ' { ( . In the Mormon con
fereiice yesterday Wilford Woodruff , presl
dunt of the apostles , iread a long oplstlo ro
fcrrlng to the state of the church and the
Mormon people , anil to the death of Join
Taylor , saying tho'chinch was now In the
hands of the twelve , which Is supposed to
mean will not elect a president at this con
ference. Thu epistle Is very long and tame
and devoted mninlfito church affairs. Ho
bears personal te4jmony to Joseph Smltl
transmitting to tlinaimstles the keys of tin
priesthood and pifoers and ceremonies o
Latter Day authority. The conferencu pro
ceedings are thus tar of little interest. The
Mormon constitutional convention rcasscm
bled yesterday and shaped a memorial to
congress praying fir the admission of Utal
Into thu union and declaring llielr iroodfultl
und put pmn to carfly out thu provisions ot the
constitution as adopted.
I'rntrctiatr n Pnthwny ,
Lo.vo ISLAND CITY , Oct. 0. Mrs. Charles
SchacfTcr , of Broalau , while walking on t
path across the garden of Georgu Uacbleln
of the bamo place , jjestorday afternoon , wa *
shot ami Instantly killed by Gaeblein , "who
was lying In wait for the purpose. He I in
mediately burled tuu woman's body , havint ,
had tlio grave In readiness. The luibbapil o
Mrs. Sclmulfer eatim thu sainu way later 01
and was also shot by1 Gaeblein , but received
only sUght wounds In the naiuls. Gaehleln
was arrested. Tlio trouble has been of lent ,
standing. It was Ciu cd by SchaelTec's usulk
Urn path thrc-uxh Gacbleiu'a piopcity.
Arrangements Being Made For the Return
of the War Tax Levy ,
investigation of the Iowa Evictions
Shown Than Not tu Have Ileeu
UxttKifcratcd Other Jlnvvk-
eye State News.
A Windfall For Iowa's Treasury.
DKS MOINES , la. , Oct. 9. [ Special to the
5iK.-Gencral : | W. W. Belknop , who still
-latins lown ns his home , wns In this city
cstorday , looking ns halo nnd hearty as
vhen he held thn portfolio ot tlio war depart-
ucnt In Grant's cabinet. He Is now , as ho
says , entirely out of politics , and devoting
ils whole time to business. His robust ,
icarty way , makes him A prince of good fel-
ovvs among the old soldiers , who aru greatly
attached to him. Ho Is now the president of
ho Crocker brigade association , nnd takes
probably as much pilde and satisfaction In
iroslillng over this boxly of gallant men as
te over took in any political preferment and
loner that ever came to him. The Immcdt-
ate purpose of his last visit here , was to con-
'er with thn adjutant general and stuto nudl-
or In regard to the direct tax which Iowa
alsed and paid to the general government
luring the war. Iowa's share of
ho general tax levy was nbout SI,000,000 and
he statu raised every cent of it. Now that
t Is proposed to return to the states a pro
rata share ot tholr contributions , Iowa will
lave n very Comfortable little sum to put In Its
> ocketbook. Governor Larrabcn has np-
> omted General Belknap as state agent to
ook after this particular fund at Washing-
ton.and represent Iowa's Interests. The gen
eral was also , by appointment of Governor
Sherman , made agent for the state to look
attui old war claims against thu state which
lave never bcenjentlrely cleared up. So that
10 has considerable business in looking after
town's financial Interests at Washington. If
the legislature should provide for a state
agent to look after the routine business of
Iowa people before the different departments
at Washington , General lielknap would seem
general accord to bo the man for the
The sensation of the past week was thn re
port of cruel evictions ot settlers In noith-
westcrn Iowa by un Kiullsh syndicate. The
story as sent out by thu Associated press
from Washington was somewhat vague , and
left thu Impression that It might bo more
sensational than real. At once steps were
taken to hunt down thu particulars and it
was found that the evictions and thu lands
rolorred to were chlolly in O'Brien and Osco-
ola counties. One of the settlers who had
hlm-elt boon served with notice of ejectment
was found , and ho declared tlmt there woio
cases of gieal brutality , even moru startling
than had been reported. Helpless women
and children had been driven from their
homes out Into the storm with no shelter for
their heads. The sheriff and Ills pass-
according to report , seemed to bo
as heartless as thu agents of the
British government who are turning
Irish tenants out of doors. Governor Larra-
bee happened to be in that part of the state
at the time , and as soon as ho heard ot the
trouble ho telegraphed the attorney-general
at Des Molnes to take stops at once to ascer
tain thu rights of the settlers nnd protect
them to the full extent of the law. The at
torney-general , In pursuance ot these in
structions , lia's commenced an Investigation ,
and it there Is anything that the statu can dote
to perfect the titles of these .settlers It will be
done. Governor Larrabee is u'leatly com
mended tor the promptness with wliich he
has acted In this matter and ho has shown
himsolt still more the friend of the people
and the watchful guardian ot their Interests.
It has been an occasion ot .somo suiprisu that
it these evictions have been going on for a
year or tvvo there has not been more known
about them through the state at law. But
tvvo things seem to explain tins state of com
parative Ignorance nbout thesu cases. The
counties where the evictions have been made
aio sparsely settled and aru not In all
parts readily accessible. O'Hrlon county ,
tor Instance , has neither railroad or tele
graph to its county seat. The nearest point
where thesu conveniences can bo found Is
some olght or ten miles nwny. So news ,
under ordinary conditions , doesn't travel so
rapidly up there as It does in tlio thickly
settled portions of the state. Again , thu Influ
ence of these wealthy English syndicates is
very gro it through nil that part of the .state.
It Is said that they contiol thu local news
papers , nnd succeed In keeping out of print
all reports ot their brutal tieatment ot set
tlers. They nro nbout the only .wealthy people
plo In that viclnltv and they have n great
deal of power , HO that many poor people are
ntiald to antagonize them or get their dis
favor. Huskies , many of the persous uvlctcd
are foreigner , hardly able to speak
enough English to tell ot their wrongs , even
if they dared to , while they are often made
to believe that the cruel proceedings were in
accordance with the laws ot the laud , and no
redress wns open to them. So it is not so
strange that the state at largo has known
little about these cases of outrage. But it is
fast hearing of them , and beioro very long
the foreign syndicates who would liku to in
troduce Into Iowa the serfdom of Irish ten
antry will find their plans very sharply op
posed. It Is not unlikely that the ne\t legis
lature will taku MHIIO action to prevent any
morofotulgn syndicates trom getting Iowa
land for contract lease purposes , wliich they
do not intend to use themselves , or penult
others to own at reasonablu rates.
The "sweet suffurini ! Msters. " as they nro
sometimes called , came up smiling thu past
week tor their sixteenth annual state con
vention ot the Woman Sullra u society. The
convention contained nbout the usual num
ber ot old Indies of both sexes who mourned
for hours over the wromrs of down-trodden
women , and predicted that nothing but thu
ballot wouM set the universe rltrht. Their
platform , which Is long enough and prosy
enough to put the liveliest crowd to sleep In
five minutes , demands that the next legisla
ture shall give to women municipal stiffrnge ,
and taku measures to unable them to vote on
all questions as soon as possible. The suf
fering sisters Insist that prohibition can
never bo enfoiccd until women are given the
ballot , though the fact stares them in the
lace that In nine-tenths of tlmcountlcs of the
state the votes of the men , without any as
sistance ftoin the women , have unforced the
prohibition law just as faithfully as any
other criminal laws are enforced. But that
plea Is onlv a pretensu which the need
women employ to make their case s > uppos.v
bly stronger.
Senator Allison , who hail started out to
fill a list of Appointments in the Iowa cam
paign , has been so stroii''ly urged to go to
New i'ork , that the republican statu central
committee hern has relncU.itly consented to
give him up. He starts at once and will make
six or eight speeches in that state. The 10-
quest for him to come to New Yoik was very
strong , for his ireat ability as n statesman ,
competent to discuss thu nnanclal interests
of thu Kovcrnment. is nowheru understood
better than In New York. He does not deal
in glittering rhetoric , but guts right down to
solid facts , and on tlio great business Issues
of the day ho has no superior In the breadth
ol his knowledge , nnd in his ability to dis
cuss In a clear and tangible way
thesu subjects. Ho will make a
great impression upon the business
men of Now York , and incidentally
It may bu remarked will not Fuller any by thn
comparison which is sure to be instituted be
tween him and other statesmen who are
talked of to head a ticket next year. Colonel
D. B. Henderson , of Dubiiijtie , the gallant
congressman from the Third district , has
also been called out of the campaign , but tor
another reason the old wound on his leg
the main part of it was taken oil at Shlloh
has broken out again , and ho is sick abed.
This Is as great a disappointment to the
colonel as to the thousands who had expectei :
to hear him. He Is the favorite political orator
tor of Iowa , and his powerful speech at Do
trolt recently at the reunion of the Army of
the Tennessee showed that ho was a popular
orator abroad , ilo will be greatly u > Us < kl In
the campaign If prevented from taking any
1 ho exodus to California from all parts of
Iowa , as well as many olher.statos. Is one of
the strange thlnirsot thu times. Hundreds
of tickets for California were sold In this
city Iono the past wouk. Many of those
rolng nro farmers In Central and Northern
Iowa , who have become discouraged with
repeated droughts and poor crops , and have
had their heads turned with thn real estate
crn/o In Southern California. At the same
time there Is a returning procession of dis
gusted lowaiis , who nro working back ( rom
Kansas and other western states quite ready
to bo contented once moiu In Iowa , It Is
stated that in the vicinity of Stunit , Gnthrlc
county , | seven farms have recently been
bought by disenchanted travelers of this
kind. Nevertheless the exodus to tno far
west goes on unabated , people wanting to
seu for themselves , nnd get burned them
selves before they will diead the lire.
lunornut or the Kvlotlons.
WASHINGTON , Oct. 0. [ Special Telegram
; o the HKI : . ! The general land olllcc knows
nothing of thu alleged bailmritles committed
n evicting settlers Horn lands included In
ho grant of the McGregor & Western road ,
which passed to the Chicago , Milwaukee &
St. Paul. A paragraph about the matter sent
out troui heto a lew dnvs ego was the result
or a pilvate letter from a land agent or laud
attorney In Iowa to a friend In the general
and ollico. A dispatch about the matter ap
peared In a New York paper this morning
which sheds some light on thu position ol
the evicted settlers. Unless thu doctrine of
community of lands bu adopted aud every
nan bo allowed permanent possession ot any
and ho settles on , then the settlers have no
claim to consideration. Last summer when
Secretary Lnmar wns disposing of thu In-
iomnlty laud cases , Judge Lawrence Flsk ,
comptroller ot the treasury , tiled a brlof In
ji-lialf of thusu settlers in which he said :
"The Western Land company , a great land
corporation , as pin chaser Irom a i all way
company , commenced about 110 suits In the
local court In O'Brien county , lown ,
tu'nlnst as many settlers who
were by the state and United States
Invited to go upon the lands , nnd In home.
It not most ur all of the suits , the land com
pany has succeeded In obtaining judgment of
eviction against the settlers. " There Is not
ono word In the brief of the attorney of the
settlers to Indicate that unnecessary cruelty
lias been resorted to In evicting tiespnsscrs.
Of course this omission Is not concluslv u and
the brief mav have been Hied beforu thu evic
tions , but a dispatch from DCS Molnes yes-
teiday gave what purports to bo an interview
with one of thu most Intelligent residents ot
O'Brien county , who continued and added
to the original story of cuieltv. but gave this
account ot the origin of the dllllcuUy : "Tho
correspondence between Govuinor Sherman
and Secretary Teller led the public to believe
that the lands weru open to settlement nnd
140 families , chiefly Scandinavian's , squatted
thereon. " This is probably true , and the
moral of it is that settlers ought to get offi
cial information or legal advice beforu Im
proving laud that they have no title to.
Till } WKtiK IN WALL
The n & O Telegraph Deal the Chief
Knotor In the Market.
NnwYoiiK , Oct. U. | Special Telegram to
the Bin : . | The telegraph deal , tlio rate war
among western roads and varying repotts
about the chances of a reorganization of
Heading with or without foreclosure , \veie
the principal factors at work In thu stock
market during the week. The first named
was the most powerful for a tlmo and caused
Western Union to move up V-A points , the
stuck rising at frequent Intervals when a
weak tone prevailed in the rest of the list.
The highest point was obtained just before
the announcement was made that the com
pany had at last bought the Baltlrnoio it
Ohio plant. Alter that speculation lirst
halted and then gave way under piessurc of
sales by operators who had bought In antici
pation of a great rlso to lollovv thu consumma
tion ot the doal. It was an illustration of
the well known adage as applied to Wall
street that the unexpected always happens.
Operators had discounted at luast the Imme
diate ctlect of the transaction and stock lost
a part of thu improvement , although it did
not got back to whuro it started
from. With the exception ot
the Wosti'rii Union , .lei.sey Cen
tral , and Heading , the highest tieuros
as n rule were nn Monday nnd the lowest Into
In the week. Thugrauger war was a disturb
ing element and was used with considerable
ellect. especially against St. Paul , which was
heavilv sold for short account. Heading was
rescued Irom the depression by the action of
certain ot opposing holders ol the lirst series
of r 's in depositing their bonds under the
syndicate plan , but It finally dropped oil. A
Inrgo percentage of the business was in
Heading , Western Union and St. Paul , the
course ot these stocks exercising n marked
Influence pro and con on speculation. The
bears covered lively when Western Union
advanced , but they subsequently returned to
the attack and had In their favor the narrow
ness ot the market , which has been toraomo
time and still is an obstaclu in { the way of
sustaining an improvement for any length of
tlmo. In short , want of un outside public Is
the great difficulty with Wall street. During
the greater part of the week railway mort-
gaews were firm and prices vvero generally
well maintained , but near the elosu
the Improvement was lost In homo
instances. Fluctuations wore ? far less 1m-
poitant than usual and tint market presented
no special toatuie. Governments were dull
nnd practically unchanged until near the
close , when pilces ruled a fraction higher.
Foreign exchanges on thu whole were firmer ,
and homo of tun drawers advanced their
postal rates yt per cent. Thu rlsts was not
fully maintained at the close , Inquiry being
comparatively light. The monetary situa
tion worked smoothly and rates for call
loans ranged all the way from 0 to 3 per cent.
The bulk of business was at about 5 per cunt.
Time money is less plentiful than funds on
call , and transactions at less tlmn < > per cent
aru rate and can be ellccted only on the bust
dividend payers.
A Church rtcnaatlon.
XASIIVIU.K , T'jnn. , Oct. 0. The leading
Methodist Kplscopnl church ot this city was
thu scene of quite n sensation to-day. Thu
pastor , Hev. W. A. Cnndlur , deliveied u very
severe and bitter Rcrmon on the subject ol
theaters. Miss Kmuu Abbott , who occupied
a seat in thu iuar of the church , rose and en
tor"d n protest , in a short speech , ngnlnst the
general character of thepreachci's denuncia
tion. Her nppeaiaucu showed mucti sup
pressed Indignation , but her vvoids vvero
very clear and distinct. The matter has
created n great sensation and form.thu solu
topic of conversation this evening. Many ot
thu parlsiioneis and others commend the
course of Miss Abbott.
Trictt in Slcnl the Virgin.
ST. Louis , Oct. 9. ( Special Telegram to
the BII : : . | A special Irom the Cltv of
Mexico says there were very cxcitlni : times
In thu suburban villagu of Gu.idalupe 111-
dalL'o yesterday over the report that an archi
tect had arrived" Cole [ lito church with
the object of reraovini : the linaio ot tlio vir
gin ot ( iuadalupc , concerning which there is
much superstition. Tlio natlvo population
becnmu alarmed , groups of Indians armed
themselves with knives , clubs , etc. , and wlier
the aichltcct entered the church tlio miiltl
tuda followed him , threatening his lite , am
could only bu pacified by his withdrawing
without the coveted linage.
Wenthnr InilluatlniiH.
For Nebraska : Warmer , followed bv cooler ,
fair weather , light to fresh northwesterly
Forlovvar Slightly warmer , light rains ,
followed by lair weather , light to frcsl
northwwiterly winds.
For Dakota : Colder , light rains , follovvei
by fair weather , light to trcsli northerly
winds. _
. MraiilNhl | > Arrivals.
NEW Yoitic , Oct. 0 ( Special Telesrim
to the BKK. | Arrived The Illinois , from
Liverpool ; the Furnusla , from Glasgow ; thu
Gilbert , from Hamburg.
< JUKINSTOW.V. : Oct. l' . Arrived The
British Kill ? , from Pennsylvania.
The Secretary of State's Soloot Body Al
ready at Work ,
Commissioner Col man's Hunln Badly
U'ntitcd Ity Several Democratic
Congressmen ( Jlerk II lupins
After Another Office ,
The Klnh CoitinilflHlnn nt Work.
WASIIINOION. Oct.Special [ Telegram
to the Bi.i.lSecretary : Bayard's llsh com-
mlsslonei.s Messrs. Angell nnd Putnam , are
already nt work. Their lirst meeting wa <
held yesterday. It was not nilvcrtbed , but
it can bu stated on high administration RU-
thorlty that thu scope ot the commission will
goboyond the New Knulaiid fisheries and
tnko up the dispute ever the Alasknn seal
fisheries nnd Behrlng { sen. Mr. Bayard has
been often warned against trying to copu
with British diplomacy on moid than onu
subject at a tlmo and cuilous denials havu
icon made of the reports that the ncgotla-
; ors vvuro to meddlo. with an j thing but thu
S > w Kngland muddle. But the understand
ing now scums to bu qtilto clear that lrc ! < < l <
lent Angell nnd Mr. Putnam will help tho.
secretary define the rights of thu United
States In the Pacific. Thu position to be
: aken In tills conttoversy can nlso bu outlined -
lined better than thu New Kngland fisheiles.
The administration this year has followed
the straight line of its duty In Alaskau
waters , whereas last year Its roursu waa
shifting and uncertain. Ono reason fur this
was the discovery by Mr. Cleveland that the
Kngllsh were not repaying the concessions
made to them. Another was the certainty
that congicss would insist on the enforce- i
montot Its laws. If these were , us Knglatul
claims , contiary to International usage , that j
was a matter for thu legislative nnd not for
the executive brunch of the government tu
iifat. Now the administration Is enforcing
the law and Is prepared to maintain
the jurisdiction of the United States ovei
the waters frequented by seals , whether
three miles or 8W ( miles from thu coast line.
This docs not Involve any stictch ot head
land theory. It is , ol course , assumed that
thu United States , by thu purchase of Alaska ,
acquired all thu lights which Hussln Und ,
but It will not be necessary to enter Into tlio
question whether Bchrtng sen is n closed
sen. Instead the bioad ground will bu taken
that as Iho seal fisheries niu nppurtenunt to
thu possession of thu United Status , this ,
country has n right to motect them from ex
tinction. It follows fiom thu nature of the
seal that It cannot bo classed with tlio
mackerel and cod of the Atlantic coast. A
.strong precedent will bu furnished in the
jmlsdictlon u\erclscd by Kngland over tlio
pearl lisheiies of thu Indian ocean and
Australia. This is not nn extract from tlio
government's brlol , but It would bn safe
guessing that thu new commissioners *
uiuleistaud that It will bu thu posltliB
taken by the United Status and which they
may be called on to arcuo with their British
colleagues. Thu fish commission have been
gathering data , which Is also at thu disposal
ot Messrs. Angell and Putnam , to study
upon beforu the Britishers arrive. Commis
sioner Putnam , at the outlet ol his work , Is
met with savage criticism from Gloucester
fishermen , lie has been one ot tlio counsel
for the United States government In looking
after thu Interests of the lishormmi in thu
case ot thu seized schooner Adams. It Is
charged that ho has been a party to holding
back a decision In this case , and nil to
further Secretaiy Bnyaid's diplomacy.
President Ancell has no s-ich embarrass
ment. Though everybody thinks the joint
commission is doomed tofalluru , It Is thought
Secietary Bayard may profit by his diplo
matic cxpeilence ,
Column' * Head In Dannor.
WASHINGTON , Oct. ! . [ Special Telegram
to the BIK. : | It is developed that concerted
uflort has been determined upon by a largo
number of democratic congressmen to secuie.
If possible , the displacement of Mr. Column ,
the piescnt commissioner ot agriculture ,
upon charges of metlicleiicy in the manage
ment of his department , growing out ot mis
representations ot the tobacco ciop , and the
opposition on thu part of Prof. Wiley , chief ;
chemist , to the expetlmeiits now being made
nt Kort Scott , Kan. , In the manufacture of.
sorghum and cane sugar. Ills alleged that
Commissioner Colman maintained the cot-
reciness ot the overestimate of tlio tobacco
crop by his department , until loicud to re
tract by the action of thu Loulsvlllu tobacco
dealer ! ) , and that ho sustained Prof. Wiley '
In his damaging report nuiUnst the Fort
Scott sugar enterprise , which has since breti
made a success. Also that ho persistently
retains holdover republican officials In charge
of thu vat Ions bureaus who are not protected
in their positions by the civil servicu law.
HiKliiriH For HIUIHO Doorkeeper.
WASHINGTON , Oct 9. [ Special Telegram
to the Br.K.I The report that Kimono Hig-
clns is a caudldado lor the doorkeepershlp
of the house Is again received , It is said to
night that Mr. Hlggius Is making a still hunt
and that ho hopes his devotion to his party
will win for him tlio support ot a great many
democratic members of congress. At pres
ent his canvass Is active hut quiet Him
finds that thu chances for his election nro In
any way favorable he will allow his nanio to
bu brought beforn the caucus. If , hovvovor ,
he bees that thu chances nro hopeless hn will
not appear In thu tight at all. In the mean
time thu other candidates aru actively at
work among the members ot thn honso.
Major Hint , ol Mississippi , claims to havu
pledged to him not less iiian sixty-seven
votes. Doiielkon , the prudent Incumbent ,
has opened headquarters in ' .Vlllnrd's hotel
and professes to bu confident ot htio-elce-
tlnn. There are four other candidates in Urn
Iliillrnad .Mngn.-ueM Vlsil Diiliitli. , Minn. , Oct. 0. [ Special Tele
gram to the BiiJ. : Cornelius Vandeibilt.
Chimney Dopew , Marvin Uughltt , Walter
Webb nml other railway magnates arrived
this moining by a special train of three pri
vate cais. They spent the morning at
church nnd the ntteruoon In a tour ot the
bay and harbor , going a short distance out
on thu lake , visited thu elevatois and looked
over the terminal facilities of the dlllerent
roads centerlnu' here. , Thn party loaves at
It ! o'clock to-nluht for St. Paul and will call
on Picbident Cleveland while tlit-ro.
Arrival of Mrn. Cleveland's Cow.
WASHINGTON , Oct. 9. [ Special to
thu Bii.l : : Mis. Cleveland's cow has ar
rived. George W. Chllds , of Philadelphia ,
r-eems to havu taken as much Interest in
presenting thu animal to Mrs , Cleveland as
that lady did in receiving It at his hands.
The Jersey beauty was accompanied to Wash
ington by a delegation of Mr. Chllds' men
I rom his block farm and was taken to Oalc
View by a delegation of the president's ser-
vnnts In company with the I'hlliidulphlniw.
The president himself t/ikes great Interest In
tills addition to his farm. Ho was brought
up as a boy among livu stock Mid has a very
L'iKid knowledge ot c.iltlu In general , but his *
imltciilar tort Is thu Durham breed In which ,
his uucle , Hon. Lewis I1' . Allen , ot Buf
falo , Is ono or the best posted men In
the country. Thu young bovine will receive
ah much cam und attention in her now
homo as few children In the coun
try do. Mrs. Cleveland Is delighted -
lighted ttith her present and it will nut tin
Mirpilsing if , beloru tlio close of another , thu Cleveland strain of .linsujs is rated
In thu herd books as among thu te t In thu
couiitiy. _
Hilled Ily < ; < ml Oust Kxploilou ,
l-iNVli.IK ) | ) , Ky. , Oct. ! > . Byan explosion
ot an accumulation of bituminous co l duat
hist nl''ht In thu Hoanoako mines ono man
was killed , time fatally hurt aud twulvu