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HE OMAHA DAILY BEE
EIGHTEENTH YE Aft. . . OMAHA. TUESDAY MOHNINGfc JULY IQ. 1SS8. . NUMBER 22.
SUBSERVIENT TO THE TRUST ,
ft. Lively tlt In the IIouso Over
the Sugar Cfltius'u.
PLAIN WORDS FROM M'COMAS ,
flic Mills HIM Modified to Suit tlio
Monopolies The Itcjnthltuiui Sub-
Htltutc Fuller to Ho Conllftncil
Ills IjniiKimm ; Was Plain.
WASHINGTON HCIIBVU THEOmu HKB , 1
5ii : Foi'HTKHNTii Srur.ET : : , , >
WASHINGTON- . C. , July 0.1
There was a very spirited discussion on the
subject of the sugar tariff to-day , which was
enlivened by the spat between Messrs. Mc-
Comas of Maryland , and Hrcckcnridgo of
Kentucky. The language of the two gentle
men was so marked at times that tlio utmost
excitement prevailed and it looked for n few
moments as if open hostilities would brbak
out as the members of each side were shak
ing their lists and a hubbub was kept up
which could not bo subdued by Chairman
Springer for several minutes. Mr. McComas
charged that the original Mills bill had been
changed , so fur as the sugar schedule was
concerned , by Increasing the duties upon
sugar after the democratic members
of the ways.and means committee -
too had held consultations with Mr.
Havcmoyer , the head of the sugar
trust and his attorney. Mr. McComas also
charged that while this man had been heard ,
nnd while others had been accorded hearings
by the democratic members of the ways and
means committee , other business men had
been denied hearings when they had made
application , and the labor organizations
which had asked to bo heard had been shut
Mr. Hrcckcnridgollrst emphatically denied
the charge , but it was reiterated by Mr. Me-
Comas , who hammered homo his words to
such good effect that Mr. Hrcekonridgo
finally made a virtual admission of every
point advanced by Mr. McComas. Ho ad
mitted , for instance , that ho had conversa-
'pus with Mr. Haveinoyor , but lie claimed
/at they were informal and that
they did not relate to thp sugar
schedule. IIo also admitted the truth
of the assertion that other interests
had been barred fiom hearing. IIo tried to
explain this action of the democratic mem
bers but made very lame excuses , and It was
generally admitted , oven by the democrat : *
in the gallery who were listening , that Mr.
McComas had by far the be * t of the argu
ment. The absurdity of the democratic
claim that the Mills bill is designed to de
crease the cost of living was shown in the
discussion on the sugar schedule to-dny. Mr.
Cannon's proposition to place sugar i n the
free list and to give a bounty to the planters
for that which they nrodueo in this country
was voted down , as was expected. Then
Governor Dingley's proposition came up to
reduce this existing duty 50 per cunt , leaving
thi ) ad valorem tax equal to about -11 pjr
cent. This would have reduced taxation tote
to the extent of $ 'i5,000Ho ( : and
the reduction would have been
felt in every household in the land. The
democrats to man voted against the propo
sition , thereby showing that all their howl
ing for cheaper breakfast tables for tlio poor
laboring men of the country is the veriest
rant ami demagogy. They were determined
that there should bo no changes In the Mills
bill as agreed upon in the democratic caucus ,
y nnd all attempts to cheapen tlio cost of sugar
to the consumer were voted down ono after
the other. They nro willing that salt , the
tax on which does not exceed 5 cents u year
to each person in the UniteJ States , should
bo wiped out , but when it came to releasing
each individual of a tax averaging over Si ft
year , they decline to listen to tlio suggestion
for a reduction of taxation , and insist upon
forcing the bill through Just aa it has been
Mil. FUI.I.nil'S CASE.
I had talk to-day with Senator Pugh , of
Alabama , who Is a member of the Judiciary
committee ) to which was referred the nomi
nation of Mr. Fuller to bo chief Justice of the
United States. Said ho : "I have assorted
before that the nomination of Fuller will bo
continued as soon as It is reached. Exactly
when , It Is impossible to tell. The nomina
tion was reported from our committee with
out any recommendation one way or the
other , but It Is impossible to tell when the
bcnato will hold an executive session. "
"It Is suggested that the rcpubllcann In
tend to delay action upon Mr. Fuller's nomi
nation until after the next presidential elec
tion in order to secure a republican chief
Justice should the election go their way. "
"I know that there is n general impicsslon
to that effect , " replied Mr. Pugh , "but it is
wrong and is based upon a very inadequate
idea of tie ) patriotism of republican senators
und upon the theory that they would resort
to such expedients to forward partisan'cnds.
Such is not the casq. The republicans would
not pursue such u course. Tlioy have given
the democrats in the senate unquestionable
assurance of a fair vote upon the case upon
its merits ns soon as it Is reached In the reg
ular order. I would bo glad to have you
inako this statement as strong as possible.
A vote , I again repent , will bo taken upon
Mr. Fuller's nomination before the termina
tion of the session and It will bo an aftirmatlvo
Senator Fiirwoll will vole for-Mr. Fuller.
Senator Cnllom , while ho has not gene back
" on his expressed determination to do like-
wise. Is u little bit wavering. Three or four
republican senates H , whoso names Senator
Pugh would not consent to have published
Just now , have told him that their vote will
Lu in the aftirmatlvo.
MIL CANNON'S AMENDMENT.
The vote on Mr. Cannon's sugar amend
ment in the house of representatives this
iilternoon was both a surprise and a disap
pointment , for It has been understood that
the republicans as well as the democrats
were in favor of the removal , or at
least a reduction in the duty
on sugars. The small number in
favor of the amendment was duo to
the language in which it was framed and
nearly every ono of the thirty-eight who
voted in the aftirmatlvo were republicans
who did so out of respect to Mr. Cannon ,
All of the republicans arc for n reduction in
the duty on sugar and a large majority of
them would vote to remove the tax entirely
if it wore not for the promised development
of the sorghaum interest in Kansas und the
beet root sugar Industry in California.
Nearly every icpublican woiild so vote but
very few of thorn are in favor of giving n
bounty to the few planters In IouUlanu
which was contemplated by the Cmiuoti
fimondiiicnt , , X. *
, T S BltllsnTUTU TAltU'P lltt.1 , .
The senate committee on finance IS work
ing day nnd night to prepare n tariff bill to
report us n substitute for the ono now iiond-
ing in the house , and from what Mr. Allison
told mo to-night It may bo expected that the
work will bo very thorough. Ho says that
the entire tariff laws are being revised , that
all the schedules uro being changed , duties
In 601UO cases being increased and lu others
reduced , und in still more , removed alto
gether. The inconsistencies that exist In tno
present laws nro being corrected and the am
biguous and contradictory phwsaa made
clear. I usked Mr. Allison if the vote on
sugar In the house this afternoon would
make any difference with the plan in the sen-
me , and ho replied : "Not the slightest. I do
not consider that the vote In tLo htuso lius
any sicnlllcanco whatever. Wo shall not approach
preach the subject In that way. "
Mil. HIIKIIUAN'8 CAMPAIGN KM-CNSU * .
The trouble about the payment of the ex
penses of the Ohio delegation ut the Chicago
convention revives the stories that were
rife on the tame subject four and eight
years ugcv Evt-r slnco Mr. Sherman hus
Seen u candidate for the picbldcwy the Ohio
delegation .has seemed to expect that ho
Would pay for their he'udqunrters and he. has
donq so , itltlrotighnot without a protest.
Eight years ago , it will bo remembered ,
there were some bitter relnurks made In
the newspapers by Governor Foster nnd
Mr. Sheridan's friends. ' The latter , after
Garflcld was nominated , insisted that he , in
stead of Mr. Sherman , should foot tlio bills ,
but , ns the former had no money , Governor
Foster assumed the liabilities , with the privi
lege of talking about it as much as ho
pleased. The facts were pretty well venti
lated und there was ij nasty scandal which
continued to agitate tlio Ohio republicans
until Mr. Sherman wrote his check for JJ.70U
nnd sent It to Foster , who accepted the
money and gave a receipt in full.
MIL roun's I.ITTI.I : snic-MR ,
Congressman Ford of Michigan to-day suc
ceeded In the llrst step towards a pleasant
llttlo Junketing summer excursion for him
self and some of his fortunate associates in
'the house. Ho Introduced a resolution early
this morning nroviding for the appointment
of it eoinmitteo of live with unrestricted right
to t.ruvrl In all sections of the United States
for thn ( impose of inquiring Into tlio alleged
evasion of the contract labor law whereby
some of the Mediterranean steamship .lines
bring to this country thousands of worm-
oa'en dagoes from the sunny cllmo of Italy
and bring them hero to be farmed out by the
pations who do business in New York
and othqn seaboard towns. Mr. Ford's
resolution was a very vicious ono in Its at
tacks upon the steamship lines nnd their
agents. Ordinarily such u resolution as this
would have gone to the committee on com
mence but Mr. Ford moved that it be referred
to the eoinmitteo on military affairs , and
much to the astonishment of every ono this
peculiar proposition received a baio majority
nnd it was so referred. Further than Shis
the little member from Grand Kapids suc
ceeded in getting a quorum of the eoinmitteo
on military aflair.s together In the afternoon
and was successful in securing a favorable
repot ton his resolution , with instructions to
hhnsolf to report It back to the house. Ho
has it in his jockot and will
spring it on the unsuspecting members
on the tirst opportunity , and. Inasmuch as ho
has evidently made an advance arrangement
with the democratic leaders , ho will doubt
less get it through with a rush , The action
of the house in roollcringu resolution of this
character to. a eoinmitteo having absolutely
no Jurisdiction over the subject matter of the
resolution is almost unprecedented in the
history of congress , and shows that there is
an evident intention on the part of some of
the leaders on the democratic side to make
some campaign capital out of the allegations
of the Michigan member if possible.
Pr.ituv S. HIIVTH.
Nebraska and Iowa Pensions.
WASHINGTON , July 1) ) . [ Special Telcgran
to Tin : Hiu. : | The following pensions were
issued today to Nebraskans : Original in
valid Abel E. Campbell , Madison ; Henry
Walker , McG'ook. Increase 'Nimrod 11.
MoPherson , Falls City ; D. L. Millard , Fair-
Held ; John 0. Worley , York ; John M. Hun
tcr , Stockville.
Pensions for lowans : Original invalid-
John T. Hooves , Spencer ; William Nell ,
U ray ton ; Augustus M. Longfellow , Savan
nab ; A'inccnt Travis , Colfax ; Smith J. Dutton -
ton , OskuloosaVillimi ; : II. Hatlleld , College
Springs ; Jonathan Huntley , Hagloy ; Lev ! I.
Xumloy , Corydon ; John Pope , Oakland ; Lcwls
E. Swank , Columbus Junction ; David O ,
White , TwUlcy ; Gustavus Hallenbach
Paulina ; Henry L. Mace , Agency City. In
crease William II. Gngcr , Toledo
Daniel S. Mason , Grinnoll ; Mat
thaw M. AVcstlnke , Confidence ; An
drew Stravolmn , Slgournoy ; Willluir
T. Orr , Corydon ; William Townsend
Panora ; George Hnggs , Fredonia. Origina
widows etc. Elmira L , . Hcasoy , formei
widow of John E. llurr , Des Moinesj minor
of John E. Uurr , DCS Moines.
.WASHINGTON' , July it. [ Special Telegram
to Tin : HBBSergeant ] Edward Carter
Company A , Eighth infantry , now with hi-
company at Fort Niobrara , Is transferred to
the hospital corps ns a private. The com
maudlin ; officer will order him to report to
the post surgeon for duty at the hospital.
Hospital Steward Hans Schroeder , hospl
tal corps , will ba relieved from duty at Forl
Niobrara and will proceed without delay to
Fort Union , New Mexico , reporting upon his
arrival to the commanding oftleor for duty
and by letter to the commanding general
Department of Arizona.
Major Frederick W. licnton , Ninth cavalry ,
having been found by anauny retiring board
Incapacitated for service on account of disa
bility incident to the service I" , by direction
of the president , retired irom active service
this date in conformity with section 1251 , re
vised statutes , and will proceed to his home.
WASHINGTON , July 0. The president ha :
sent the following nominations to the senate
Colonel Thcinas M. Casey , corps of en
pincers , to bo chief of engineers wl'li tin
rank of brigadier general ; Elliott Sandford
of Now Yoik , to bo chief Justice ,
and John Judd , of Tennessee , tc
bo associate Justice of the supicmo court o r
the territory of Utah ; Hugh W. Weir , o
Pennsylvania , to he chief justice andCliarlei
II. Herry , of Minnesota , to bo chief Justic
of the supreme court of the territory o
Idaho ; Ilodorlcl ; Uoss , of Dakota , to bo asso
ciutQ Justice of the supreme court of the ter
ritory of Dakota ; John H. Koatloy , of Iowa
to bo United State's Judge for the district o E
An Important hand Decision.
WASHINGTON , July 9. The secretary o r
the Interior , in the case of William H
Malone vs. the Union Pacillc railroad con
patty , has decided that the pro-ompliui
filing , being prinm faclo valid at thn date
the Withdrawal for the bennllt of the com
pany .took circct , cxcep'od the' land covered I
thereby from the grant. This decision dis
poses of a largo number of cases pending
before the interior donirtinent , involving
the ownership of hundreds of thousands of
acres of land along the line of the Union
1'acillc and other railroads.
Itoady to Sign.
Tin : Hnn'rccclved the following telegram
from Scnat6r Manderson lust night. The
Fort Omaha bill has now passed both houses
of congress nnd goes to the president for his
signature , when it will become a"law :
WASHINGTON , July 0. The Fort Omnha
bill , us amended in the house Saturday ,
passed the senate to-day on my motion.
WASHINGTON , July 0. The following post
masters have bc.cn nominated : 'William
Marshall , Farmiugton , Ills. ; D. H. Vnncll ,
Cobdcn , Ills. ; M. Cooper , Forest City , la. ;
F. Kail ; , Cumberland. Wis. ; F. II. Wain ,
Wnshburn , Wls. ; J. M. Matthews , Menoiii-
inec , Wfs. ; F. W. Sprague , Itushville , Neb.
" ' " * " 1 * " * '
Refused to Sitn and Died.
HAiiniNsnuna , Ky. , July 0. Tlio case of
Judge Palliam , who on Friday killed James
Miller , came up before a magistrate this
morning. Pulllam submitted to Miller for
signature n statement that Miller had been
criminally intimate with Mrs. Pulllam , and
that in consideration of that fact ho would pay
Pulllam , $ oXH ( ) . oTho statement was in
Pulllam's writing. Holow , in the same hand ,
were the words : "I give .you five minutes to
consider this. You may sign or die. " This
paper was found oa'Pulllam's table just after
Visited Uy a Michigan Delegation.
INDIAX.U-OI.IS , July 0. A delegation of la
dles und gentlemen from Henton Harbor ,
Mich. , called on General Harrison to-duy.
They were presented by Colonel Ward , who
was the Michigan delegate to the Chicago
convention. The dclcgatli i was cordially
received by General Harrison , who made u
short speech , In which ho referred to the
actlvu part taken by Michigan in many of the
achievements el the ix'uubllcati party.
ATM PnilTPIl SUMMER ClTl ,
Thio Year's Nebraska Glmutauqua
Comes to a Closo.
A MOST PRONOUNCED SUCCESS.
Tlic Patrons of the -AsMeinhly Have
livery Jtcason to Krcl Encour
aged With This Yoai-'H Work
Tlic Crete ClmulaiKinn.
A r.Miit.Y GnofNDs , Citpri : , Neb. , July 9.
[ Special to Tun Ur.c.l Ono very
pretty feature of some of the opening and
closing exorcises nt the assembly is the repe
tition of the Lord's prayer and some of the
psalms in concert. Within the last fortnight
many n large audience In the pavilion have
repeated in unison the prajer the disciples
learned of their Master and the grand old
psalms that ages ano were sung by the Sweet
Singer of Israel. The psalms that are re
peated ottencst hero In the pavilion are the
1st , the 'JIM and the lOJd. The 23d is an es
pecial favorite. If tlio assembly were pro
ductive of no other good result it would bo
something that it lias brought together so
many thousand people and set them to say
ing in subdued harmony : "The Lord Is my
shepherd , " or "Our Father which art in
One' of the best sermons of this ses
sion was preached by Prof. Holmes
at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon. This
was the first tfmo Cliautauquans
had an opportunity to hear Mr. Holmes
preach , and they therefore gathered in largo
numbers to hear him. Perhaps a truer rea
son for the largo attendance is that men of
Mr. Holmes' depth of thought , earnestness
and eloquence cannot fail to draw a largo
audience. Mr. Holmes chose for his text
Matthew 10.23 : "What shall a man give in
exchange for his soul ! " The sermon was an
earnest and able discussion of the personal
character of Christ , his love for souls and
and the value of souls. Ere the sermon was
completed a rufn cloud came up and a part of
the audience were seized with a little panic.
Thcio was a partial stampede nnd consider
able needless bustle , which had the cflect of
cutting the splendid sermon short. The wind
and rain caused transient anxiety about
tent stakes , ropes and damp clothing.
Hut the tents were llrmly pitched
und they withstood both wind and rain.
Everybody managed to keep quite dry and
comfortable , and there was soon a pleasant
chungo in the atmosphere.
At 4 o'clock Hev. A. E. Wlnshlp gave a lec
ture on Christian ethics , lie chose for his
text Joshua 17:15 : : "If thou boa coed people
gotthce-up to the wood country and cut
down for thyself there in the land of the
giants. " Mr. Wlnshlp created considerable
amusement by making his audience repeat
his text , and where it could bo found. Ho
also persisted in having his questions ans
wered and kept old and young thoroughly
interested. Ills principal point concerned
choices. Choice , ho said , is the selection of
one of two lines of thought and action.
There are three ways of deciding. Some
choices are made through impulse , others
because of external circumstances , and
others are determined by motives. Wo
should cheese the highest things- the
things that will last and that will
benefit both ourselves and others.
At 7iiO : the Chautauipia vesper service was
held in the pavilion. The audience assembled .
with u great flourish of wet waterproofs and
dripping umbrellas. Everybody seemed de
termined that the evening rain should not in
terfere with the evening exercises , and the
attendance was quito as largo as usual.
After tlio vesper service Dr. Duryea
preached the evening sermon. His subject
was , "Jesus , the Friend of Sinners. " Tins
thoughtful , earnest sermon was a fitting con
clusion ot the exercises of the second Sunday
at the assomblg. It was indeed a day of
sermons earnest , able , eloquent sermons ,
everyone of them.
For the first time this year the tent
dwellers were lulled to sleep by the soft pat
ter of rain drops on their canvas roofs. The
sound was delightfully soothing , and
the god of slumber soon reigned supremo.
The morning dawned in a cloudy ,
drizzling way , but these who could discern
the signs of the times announced that it
"would soon clear up. "
At 7i : : ; ) this morning the conference of
Christian workers was held in the pavilion.
llishop Walker , who conducted the discus
sion , chose for his subject , "Tho Missionary
Idea. " Ho gave a brief review of early mis
sionaries ami showed how , from the time of
Jonah and the apostles , God has always
blessed oven the feeblest efforts of mission
aries. The whole Now Testamcnfis a mis
sionary document. As Dr. Livingstone said ,
"God never had but ono Son , and Ho was a
missionary. " Tno little handful of disciples
In Jerusalem were all missionaries and they
have dlsclpled the world. The bishop then
spoke of the mission work of to-day and
dwelt on the duty of the church and the indi
vidual in this diiccUon.
Immediately after the conference ,
Hishop Warren hurried away to
his train. The great assembly
workers take their departure ono by one , and
today many of the tent dwellers will not
"fold their tents like the Arabs and silently
steal away , " but will pack their trunks , their
big boxes' and little boxes , their gripsacks
and bundles , and pack them Into an express
wagon , and take their departure With much
( lurry and bustle. The assembly practically
closed to-day. Many will remain for the
Stewart's grand concert this evening , but
the night trilns will take away the majority.
The 6xpormont ! of lioldipg the assembly
over two Sundays has been a success. From
the beginning the exercises have been largely
attended. People have been moving into the
camp and very few have moved out. Nearly
everybody lias been ghu. to remain until the
end of tlio session , aud doubtless everybody
will bo glad to return for another session. The
Nebraska Chautaqua is now u permanent in
stitution. Its object is the highest and
best ; its location all that could bo desired ;
its management and corps of instructors nnd
lecturers surpassed by no western assembly ,
nnd it is greatly appreciated and well patron
ized by all the best people of the state. The
seventh session has been ono of great Inter
est and success. True the management
have beiin disappointed because of a breach
of faith on the part of a prominent divine
who was pledged to bo here , but they had an
excellent substitute and nobody lamented
the disappointment. Whatever indignation
was felt because of the broken contract Is
soothed by the announcement that the
Maplewood Park association of the Minnesota
seta Clmutaun.ua is preparing to bring suit
ngumst the eminent Hrooklyn divine for
flU.COJ damage. Minnesota people have
been subjected to the sumo dlsapimlntmcnt
that wo have suffered , and Nebraska Cliau.
tauquans watch with sympathetic interest
for the success of tuoir retaliatory meas
ures.Tho principal feature of the forenoon exer
cises WHS u lecturent II o'clock by IJcv.
H. E. Winshlp of Eoston. The subjcctof )
the lecture was "Genius versus Circum
stances. " Ho said men of genius were rare.
hi Hoston with its 40oHH ( ) inhabitants its
leading genius was Jqhn L. Sullivan. The
papers refer to him and Kelly and Clarkson
dally , while occasionally you may seq u ref
erence ' to Oliver Wcndull Holmes ,
You had but 'one genius on your pro-
grainmq this year , " said Hov. Winship ,
"and ho' didn't conic. " People may bo di
vided into three classes : the stupid , the
medipcro and the talented. The mediocre
may distinguish thcnuclvus under favornblo
circumstances , but the talented succeed lu
spite of adverse circufitunccs.
This afternoon at 1:8J : Dr. Duryea lectured
on "Habit in Education and Culture. " This
was the last lecture of the session. The
Sto.wart grand concert company gave n con
cert this evening and to-morrow morning at
.S o'clock the farewell meeting will bo held.
Then the summer city will be deserted and
its inhabitants will return whence they came.
ST. KOU1S' UIG SENSATION' .
Tlio Eloping Editor and Ills Paramour
Arrested nt Topelca.
ST. Lot i , July ( ) . [ Special Telegram to
Tin : Hnn.J The sensational escapade In
which H. W. Moore , managing editor of the
PosUJlsjialch , and Ctntnii Stockman Norton
ilguro as the principals , has convulsed this
staid old town. Other subjects have taken a
vacation and the story of the man's baseness
and the woman's | > ertidy hold the lloor. Mr.
Norton Is completely prostrated. Ho has
decided to organl/o a pursuit of his wife and
her paramour nnd bring them back to St.
Louis. "Tho woman Is Insane , " said he ,
"and , although 1 will never condone her
ofleii'-o I Intend to take her away from that
villain and put her in some place where she
will be safe. " Telegrams have been sent
west ordering the puU' arrested.
A dispatch was received this morn1
ing by Mr. Thornton , an Intimate
friend of Henry W. Moore , dated
Kansas City and signed Henry W. Mason ,
asking him to forward a certain trunk of
which ho had knowledge to Henry W. Mason ,
Copeland house , Topcka , Kan. This revealed
the whereabouts of the runaways and ho
made the matter known to the proper parties
at once. Norton Immediately swore out a
warrant for the arrest of Moore , charging
him with grand larceny in stealing $100,000
in money and about ? MX ) worth of diamond
Jewelry. The chief of police then telegraphed
the chief of police at Topcku to arrest Moore.
A dispatch to-night from Topeita says
that Moore , under his alias of W.
II. Mason , was arrested at the
Copcland hotel this afternoon. Mrs.
Norton is said to lm 'o taken the arrest of
Moore very hard , having broken completely
down. They will not bo taken to Jail , but
will bo guarded In their room until officers
arrive from St. Louis. Norton now says
that lie Is satisfied that his wife has had spells
of wcakniiiuk'dness slnco the birth nnd death
of her child about t\o years ago , and that
this has had much to do with her fall. In un
Interview with Moore nt Topcka this after
noon he said that he had stopped at that place
because ho did not tfti'lik anybody there knew
him , and that he had intended to start west
at noon to-morrow. Ho professed indignation
at the false statements which ho said had
been put in circulation about the affair , and
said that the 'dea ' that ho and Mrs. Norton
had brought ? 100OOJ from St. Louis was
Notwithstanding That His Disease i.s
Nr.\v YOIIK , July 9. Special Telegram to
Tin : Hin,1 : Joseph Mulir , the rich Jeweler
of this city and Philadelphia who sent the
mysterious alarm to ctho police two nights
ago , calling for protection against his wife
and other relatives who he said were trying
to incarcerate him in Un asylum , Is now rav
ing mad. The mystery stands revealed. Last
night he went to police headquarters and
sent this dispatch to himself : "I am at police
headquarters sending out a general alarm.
Detain Theodore , look for the cook and ICaty ,
find the driver of the wagon containing the
Isidore. They are trying to kidnap my wife.
They want to murder her. "
Muhr was wild-eyed nnd nervous in his
movements. The police tried to pacify him
and induced him to enter the Inspector's
room , where ho was safe from tlio scrutiny
of reporters , Muhr's disease the past few
days hijs developed violent symptoms. Ho
was found yesterday morning ut Long
Hrunch. Concealed beneath his coat was n
large meat cleaver. Ho w > scatching.oii all
sides of Hollywood for his wife. Mrs. Mulir
is supposed to have tied to Philadelphia.
Later on a man who had been employed to
watch Muhr found upon him a loaded re
volver. From 9 o'clock until 1 the physi-
clans who have been called In and the
attendants were forced to all sorts of
diplomacy. At times physical force was
necessary to prevent the maniac from doing
personal damage. When ho ap | > cared ut
police headquarters to-night he was soon
taken to the asylum.
DAKOTA JOEIN TKOUBIjE.
lie Vamooses tlio Itnncli nnd Is Cap
tured In New York.
New YOUK , July 9. [ Special Telegram to
Tin : HEK. ] George Williams , known in
Huffalo Gap , Custcr county , Dakota , as "Da
kota Joe , " was entrusted by his employer ,
John Siren , with S900 about four weeks ago
to pay off the cowboys working for him. This
was too much of a temptation for Joe , nnd he
vamoosed the ranch , going to Nebraska.
Search was made for him and tx couple of
days ago a telegram was received at the
central detective ofllce here to arrest tlio ab-
scondcr. Tlio detectives had no difllculty in
apprehending and securing the man. The
prisoner was brought into the 'lombs police
court Sunday and attracted much attention
by his long hair and bron/ed countenance.
Ho said ho was a native of Cook county ,
Wyoming. Ho cackhowledgcd the larceny
with which ho was charged and was held by
Justice Smith un/il / the arrival of the requisi
tion papers from Dakota , where his presence
Is so urgently desired.
MIXNCATOMS , July 9. [ Special Telegram
to THC HUE. ] The photographers are ar
riving in largo numbers to attend the ninth
annual convention , which opens in the expo
sition building to-morrow morning. The ex
hibits nro also arriving rapidly and are
being put in place. A special train on the
Hurllngton will bring In about foi.r hundred
members to-morrow morning. All the of
ficers are now on the ground. Mayor Ames
will deliver an address of welcome.
nntcnlni-g'8 Close Call.
DAIIMSTAIIT , July 9. As Prince Alexander
of Hattcnburg , late ruler of Uulinirin , was
driving from Heildcnberg into the Stattbaclc
valley yesterday his horse slued and the carriage
riago was hurled from the road down the
side of the mountain. The prmco was thrown
out and fell a distance of forty feet , when he
grasped some shrubs and by their aid es
caped with slight injuries. His horse was
killed and the carriage dashed to pieces.
Visible Supply Statement.
CHICAGO , July 0. The visible supply
of grain in the United States and Canada ,
July 7 , as complied by the Chicago board of
trade is us follows :
Wheat , C3oi.si4. : : )
Corn 10lt7 ! , S.
Oats 4,4I7,1U : ! .
Hyo 1158 M7.
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Pittslmrii 1'crol Itooms Closed.
PiiT-tnuiio , July 9 , In accordance with
orders issued by Superintendent of Police
Hrown , all turf and ball exchanges In the
city will close up next Saturday. The cases ,
however , will bo carried to the supreme
court und the IHIO ! sellers nro hopeful that
the decision of the lower court will be re
Cigar Dealers Fined.
DCS MOINES , la. . July 9.-iSpcclal [ Tele
gram to THE Bic. | Eight cigar dealers were
hauled before-u Justice of the peace to da ;
and lined $1 each and costs for keeping their
stores open Sunday , They were nrrcstei
under un old state law which they supposed
had fallen into innocuous desuetude.
The Wcntlicr Indications ,
For Nebraska : Warmer , fair weather
For Iowa : Wanner , fmr weather ; south
crly winds. *
For Dakota : Warmer , fiir weather
1R , PARNELL AND THE TIMES ,
Tow Developments of n Startling
Nnluro Looked For.
AN INVESTIGATION DEMANDED.
'he Ca i ; Dismissed In Commons
Tlio Homo Uiilcis Determined
lo Force tin ; N.HIIU In
Ifdpi/ify/il / / tsss bu'jamcg ( iinlnn
LONDO.V , July 9. [ New York Hcr-
Id Cable Special to Tin : Hr.u.J
since last Saturday various consnltations
nivo taken place between the English and
rish leaders of the homo rule party , in con-
equcncc of which a change of tactics was
esolved upon. Kepresentations were made
rom very Influential quarters to the elTcet
hat the charges against Mr. Pnrnoll could
101 bo left where the O'Donncll trial left
hem , and that some further action was ab-
olutely Indispensable. Upon this Mr. Par-
neil consulted with some of his English
'riends us to whether or not ho should bring
in action against the Times. They advised
lim to adopt that course. This
norning it was decided to see
vhat could be done in the house of commons ,
but the secret had not leaked out , and consc-
luently there were comparatively few minis-
ers present at the hour of meeting. The
ludstono benches were , however , well
lllcd , nnd Mr. Parncll's followers had rallied
ogethor at very short notice. They are cvi-
Icntly better In hand than they were at the
beginning of the session , nnd a slight signal
serves to bring them to the side of their
chief.Vhllp tlio usual questions were being
lut , Mr. Gladstone went below the gangway
where the nationalists sit und crouched down
on the lloor passage to whisper something to
Sir Wilfred Lawson. Ordinary members
often do this when they wish to speak tea
a friend in a corner scat. Indeed ,
thcro is no other way , for ono
mist not stand up in conversation in the
presence of the speaker , but Mr. Gladstone ,
sitting on the lloor , was a novel sight , and
the attention of the whole house was sdon
ittracted to it.
Tlio consultation lasted a couple of min
utes , and as soon as the questions
were oyer the result was scon in Sir
Wilford Lawson rising nnd amid
i dead silence asking Mr. Smith if
no would consent to the appointment of a
committee to Inquire Into the charges against
Mr. Parncll. There were a score of cheers
from the Irish benches , and almost before
they ceased Mr. Parncll got up and said that
10 was about to put the same iut-stioii. ] Ho
then , in substance , rcpentodlt.
Mr. Smith immediately rose and said that
ho had no hesitation in giving answer that
t would be the same as that given last year
namely , that the house of commons was
not the proiwr tribunal to try these charges ,
but that such tribunals were always open to
membois In the law courts of the country.
The homo rulers received this with con
temptuous cheers and laughter. Mr. Par-
neil , with some sharpness of manner and
nero feeling than lie lias yet exhibited ,
? ave notice that to-morrow ho would
iilmsclf uiovo for u committee , nnd
on Thursday ask for an early day for his
degression , "in order , " said he "that I may
repel four cowardly charges brought against
mo by your attorney general. " Everybody
looked to the treasury bench , but Mr. Smith
was silent , und consequently tno matter
Mr. Gladstone , on ono sldo of the house ,
und Lord Randolph Churchill on tno other ,
were watching the proceedings closely ,
apparently with the intention of joining In
any discussion had circumstances brought
ono about , but Mr. Parncll's ' notice of a
motion stopped further remarks , and a few
minutes afterwards the leading actors In the
ccno left the house. Wo shall now
see further developments and some of them
may possibly take a rather surprising turn.
Failing to secure the committee , Mr. Par-
nell may possibly take n very bold line , call
ing uiwn the government in the house to pros
ecute him. He may claim this on the ground
that the chief legal ofllcer of the government ,
the attorney general , has stated in court that
lie has proofs of Mr. Parnell's complicity In
the crime of last year. Tlio government
said that they had no such proofs. Now their
law ofllcer alleges that ho has them. How
can the government refuse to prosecute I
1 know that this policy has been
recommended to Mr. Parncll and
he may adopt it. If ho does
what will the government do. Suppose it
should take Mr. Parncll nt his word .and
originate prosecution. In that case it could
not call Mr. Parnell as a witness. Ho could
not bo cross-examined , but the Times could
get out its other evidence. The probabilities
are that Its case would break down , for it can
not bo supposed that all ijs letters are genu
ine. It suicly has been imposed upon to
some extent by the persons who have
sold it information. The govern
ment prosecution would therefore bo
the means of dispersing once for
all these terrible charges which have
so long hung like clouds over the Parnollito
party. The moment appears to be the op
portunity for deallngeffeclually with them
ono way or the other , und it is the cai nest
wish of Mr. Gladstone that they should bo
so dealt with , I thluk it likely , therefore ,
that we shallseo further events 0f consldora/
able moment in connection with
the long and bitter controversy bo-
twcen the Pnrncllites and the Times. To ono
side or the other the Issue must bo almost
fatal , yet it is not too much to say that if
Parnell gains a complete nlul decisive , nnd
not a mere technical victory , the homo rule
cause will receive such an Impetus as must
bring Mr. Gladstone within the sight of
power. A MKMIIEII or PAUUAMENT.
Parncll Demands an Explanation.
LONDON , July 9. In the commons , . Sir
Wilfred LaWBOn , homo ruler , asked whether
the government would grant the appointment
of a committee of the house to inquire into
the charges against the leaders of the mi
tionnl party in the house of commons. It :
reply to the question Right Hon. W. II ,
Smith , government leader , said that the
house was incompetent to inquire into the
charges. A proper inquiry , ho declared
could bo obtained through the proper tribu
nals. Parncll later gave notice to the house
thai on Thursday ho would submit a motiai
for the appointment of a eoinmitteo to in
quire into the authenticity of the letters pub
llshed by the Times In Its articles on "Par
nelllsm and Crime , " In which ho and other
national members were charged with serious
crimes. Ho will also ask the government to
unpoint u ituy to discuss the subject und give
mm an opportunity to rcp-1 the foul uiu
Unfounded charges made against him bv At
torney General Webster at the trial of th
suit of O'Donncll against the Times. Par
icll's remarks wore greeted with loud cheer
from the Irish benches.
THIS LOOKS WtiliU
: ntliiiHlastiu Activity In the Forma
tion of ICoiiililluau | CliilH.
New YOUK , July l > . [ Special Telegram
oTnullnu. ] Francis S. Lehmaer , sccre-
ary of the Republican league of the state ot
s'ow York , loft to-day for Saratoga , where
10 will be on hand to-morrow to greet the
rowds.of delegates who will attend the llrst
initial convention of thv Republican State
eague. . The work which the clubs forming
ho league have set themselves to do will
irovo-n most Important factor in the ap-
iroaching presidential campaign in the Em-
lire stato. Every county will bo represented
and fifteen clubs send delegates from this
Ity alone. The total number of delegates
vill reach 5,000 , and a moro representative
> ody has probably never convened at Sara-
oga. The convention will bo called to order
it 11 o'clock Wednesday morning. There
vill probably also bo a morning meeting on
on Thursday. On Wednesday evening a
nonster ratification meeting wid be held ut
he Casino and nn overflow meeting outside.
Senator Evarts will bo the speaker of the
evening and will fully discuss the issues of
ho campaign. Congressman J. C. Utirnnvs
) f Michigan , C. A. Houtollo of Maine , and E.
V. Wolcott of Denver , will deliver addresses.
Secretary Humphrey of the National
' .caguo of republican clubs , with several ns-
tistants , is endeavoring to keep up witli the
nass of club business that is coming In by
every mall. Since the national convention
he movement has taken a boom exceeding
ill expectations. This Is particularly the
Case in the south and In this stato. In Mis
souri , for instance , where the republicans
'lave never made a square 'Ight , they have
low n state league of clubs , representing
ictivo organisations In all parts of the stato.
To-day an order was received from the state
cage for MX ) legal hand books. In Kentucky
ho republicans are conlidcnt they can carry
.ho state through thn work of the clubs.
Many have been organi/ed and there is great
enthusiasm among all the members , In Ten-
icsseo the republicans are at work with vim.
A state league of clubs has been perfected
within the last few weeks. Active work has
Jcen done lately in Delaware and has re
sulted in the formation ol a state league of
clubs. There are -10,000 republicans in ICcn-
: ueky who hivvo not voted of Into years , and
.his , Joined to the fact that the republicans
astyear came within 8OtO votes ol electing
.heir candidate for governor , make affairs in
; hat state very encouraging.
"Water Canson Great Damage lu
Sc\'crul Parts of the Country.
KANSAS CITV , July ' . ) . A most disastrous
storm i aged hero from 9 o'clock last night
till 12. During the heighth of the storm ,
Eighteenth street , , for seven blocks , became a
.urbulcnt river , which flooded all the
louses to a depth of two feet , and at
nnd A'inc llftecn-foot
rwcnty-third , the -
culvert was inadequate to tlio immense
volume of water , which backed up , carrying
away two houses , the inmates of which were
only rescued with the greatest difficulty.
[ Joports of death and destruction are numer
ous , but nt this hour no fatali
ties have been verified. It is
reported that a family of four named
Williams was washed away and drowned ,
but so far no bodies have been recovered , ca
PifT.siiL'iio. July 9. U has been raining
liero almost incessantly since last ovenlngi
Telephone and telegraph wires are working
badly east and west.
UNIONTOWN , Pa. , July 9. Red Stone creek
has broken Its bounds and submerged all
the low lands of the town. Men are carrying
the women out of their houses to higher
ground and several feet of water are stand
ing In the houses. At Lclth the whole'
place is submerged and trains are
running through .several feet of water ,
while the rising water threalous to raise the
houses from their foundations. At Hroun-
field twenty feet of water is standing in a cut
of the HaHimore & Ohio railroad. Two rail
road bridges/rom above the town have been
carried away and lodged against a trestle in
Uulontown. The Haltlmoro it Ohio railroad
bridge at Triadelphla has been curried off by
Mount1 * , 111. , Jutv 9. The very heavy
rains of the week have done much damage to
small grain and hay. Oats and rye , which
Avcre ready to harvest , cannot bo touched for
some days. The Illinois river is from six to
ten feet higher than at this time last year ,
and still rising.
TUSCOI.A , 111. , July 9. There are fully
twenty thousand acres of corn under water
in this county. The oat crop , which was
Very heavy , Is almost a complete loss The
southern part of the city is submerged and
some fifteen families have been driven to
StlOWKI ) TU13M HOW TO GA.MiiljlO.
A. Colorado Politician Iluck-i the Tiger
at Lout ; liranch.
Bit\xcii , N. J. , July 9. [ Special
Telegram to Tim Hci : . ] There is.n western
mini here who is a gambler from way back.
Ho comes from Colorado , his name is Edward
Wolcott , and ho is a prominent lawyer and
politician of the silver-plated state , having
once been In the lists for the scnatorship
from thcro. Wolcott went into Phil Daly's
place the Fourth and tackled .ho faro lay
out. His lucky star twinkled at him , for
when ho left tlio place he had
won ? ! ' , ' , 000. Next day ho changed
his Held of operations and went
to the races , and when the last Jockey had
dismounted Wolcott cashed in his tickets
and counted up the bills which represented
his winnings. There were Just -H0,0)0 ! ) in the
pile. This made a total of 'J2,0H ( ) won In
two days. With this capital in hand ho con
cluded that ho would ] ust drop into Daly's
and break the bank. Ho dropped in on Sat
urday night. Ho Induced Daly to take off
the limit of the game and forthwith pro
ceeded to business. Hoforo Wolcott loll
Daly had giithoicd In the entire $ 2,0,00.
Nevertheless , Mr. Wolcott is not disheart
ened , and proposes to teach tlio patrons of
Phil Daly's place how to break the bank.
FOOD FOIl FISIIICS.
A Man Signs Hln "Death Warrant"
and Drowns JHniBcH' .
ST. JOK , Mo. , July 9. ( Special Telegram
to Tin : HEII.J About noon to-day , while the
workmen were engaged in repairing the east
end of the Missouri river bridge , a man
about 30 years of age , slipped by the guard ,
and , walking hastily until ho had reached
the pier over the channel of.tho river , tied a
card on the railing and jumped below. Ho
was not scon afterwards. The card read as
follows : "Death warrant. My last farewell
to this earth. Hclow this bridge my remains
will llont nnd bo food for the fishes. U , J.
They Gut Two Years.
ST. JosEi'ii , Mo. , July 9. [ 'Special Tolo-
pram to TUB HEB. ! Lewis Jeffries and W.
W. Weir , the two young men from' the coun
try who stole a couple of carloads of cattle
last Wednesday and brought them to St. Joe
to sell , pleaded guilty in the criminal court
this morning ami wore lot off with the light
sentence of two years each in the pcnlten
Convention ol' Glass Worlcri'4.
CANTON , O. , July 0. At the annual con
vention of the Hint glass workers , whlcl
opened hero to-day , there wore nearly two
hundred delegates , representing over six
thousand members of , the association. Amonj ,
the Imjiortant matters to bo considered will
bo the new scale which has been drawn u (
by the Pittsburg committee.
RITcctcd u Compromise.
SALT LAKE , July 9. Receiver Dyer com
promised to-day in the matter of the Mormoi
churcn property. Ho keeps what propcity
he had siczcd nnd. was paid $157Gfio.l5 It
cash : further proceedings to bo dropnoi
( lending a hearing of the appeal in the Unitei
titatcs supreme couot.
THE "Q'S" ' DYNAMITE SCARE ,
The Alleged Plot Still Uppermost
lu. Public Interest.
THAT MYSTERIOUS CIRCULAR.
llmlt'iimn llngc Not Alnrnioil Ity tlio
Charges Against Him Tlio Ilroth-
crliood Confident of "Will-
Cmovoo , July 9. [ Special Toh'gram to
f m : Hii.j : ! Nothing of u soimtlonnl nature
Inco tlio arrest of Alee Smith hixs trans-
ilrcd in tlio "Q" conspiracy e.ise. The pub
ic Interest In tlio case still remains ut u high
iltch , ntul iirouml town In the hotels and
iluees of public resort speculation us to Its
utconio is life. Persons who profess to
mow nay that Smith , the lUth conspirator
f conspirator ho ho 1ms squealed , but this
nuior tlio oflh'hils will neither deny nor
illlnn. They claim , however , to bo able to
irovo boyoiul iloubt that the circnliir calling
in the various brotherhood assemblies for
issistunco in bringing the "Q" to terms by
lamaglng its unilncs ; was prepared by
Jlmlrtmin Hogo. The hitter , on the other
mini , denies the charge. A good deal of
loubt Is expressed as to the prob-
ibility of the brotherhood risking
ts very existence by fathering uny
ueh circular or cntoring Into
iny such conspiracy. Tlio clinrgo tluit the
oinpany or its agents iiro putting up u Job on
ho brotherhood is also treated very skoptl-
ally. Chairman Hogo said ho was in much
ii the dark us over regarding the famous cir
cular purporting to have been signed and
ssucd by him. Neither had ho any light to
hrow on the alleged conspiracy ,
"In fact , " ho added , "I don't concern my
self much about It. The public seems to
uUo inoro interest in it than I do. I only
iiiow that no such circular has over been
ssucil or written by me , and that imlil its
mblication in the newspapers I had never
icnrd of it. "
" \Vlint is your theory regarding ill"
"I have none. "
"Hut inasmuch as letters addressed to
John Sewers have been received at the Nu-
.lonal hotel , as the circular directed , and , aa
10 such man has ever registered there , is it
lot improb.iblo that such n circular was
"I can't s.iy anything about it , I toll you ,
because I don't know. "
"I don't suproso you know anything about
t , but what do you think I"
" 1 don't think General Manager Stonn
says ho can prove that 1 wrote it. Let him
'The register shows that C. N. Sowcr _
registered Mine time ago. Who is hoi"
' 1 don't know. I never heard of him. "
'Have you seen any of tlio alleged con
spirators since Saturday ! "
" 1 have not. 1 have nothing to do with
them. If. they were so foolish as to get into
any such seraue as is charged against them ,
let them buffer for it. "
'Have you heard from Chief Arthur ou
"Is ho likely to come hero In reference
to it ) "
"lit ! is not. "
Attorneys Donahuo & David called to see
.he prisoners today. The num were In good
minor and chatted with their attorneys forever
over an hour. Mr. David said there were no
lew developments since Saturday. Ho
thinks that the men have a strong case.
'The idea , " he said , "of a warrant being
sworn out tor a inun before ho has commit-
ed the crime. It is absurd on the fuco of It.
i'lio company is trying to nuiko
state offense out 6t nothing.
When the preliminary hearing cornea up next
Friday , 1 think everything will bo settled ,
nit should the men bo held over to the grand
then I think bail can bo procured. More
over , It being a United States offense , the
nen can only bo lined , and if they can tut
pay the sum they will bo taken to Jail , ai d
when thirty days uro over and the line Is tut
aid the men will bo released. "
A group of eight men , ox-cn lnocrj and
Ilremcn of the "Q , " worn watching the move
ments of MIIIIC ol the now men this morning
at the Sixteenth street crossing. The strikers
were evidently in good humor. They de
clared over and over again that they had won ,
"All wo have to fight against now Is the
scheming and plotting of one man , who is
bleeding the " ( , > " road in order to keep his
men woiking. "
'Oi ! , that is nothing , exclaimed a llremnn.
"They will do anything to ueat the brother- ,
hood. They are trying the same game the
southern road played on the switchmen. At
the time of their strike they arrested a
switchman for looking at a train , and , of
course , after awhile the men lost heart and
gave in. But they cnn't play Uny such trick
on us. We never gave them reason or causa
to arrest any of the men. "
The men vlacu unbounded fulfil In Chief
Arthur and In Chairman Hogo , and believe
that the brotherhood never Issued circulars.
iVqcording to the men tlio roiid cannot hold
out much longer. The Wear and tear of ma
chinery and the many smash lips and wrecks
have run the finances of the road into close
"The road wants us pack , " said art en
gineer. * "They must have competent men In
their employ. As It Is , the men working on
the road are of the poorest class of me
chanics. Wo know that wo beat the com
pany , and they know it , but It is a light to a
lluish , and we have had llrst blood. The
arrest of Haucrciscii will bo the cause of
more trouble for tlio company than was ex
pected. Ho is well thought of In Aurora ,
und has been a good citl/oa , and you can
safely say that the company will hear from ,
different quarters before long. "
Another Alleged Dynamiter. .
CiiidAno , July 0. Another arrest was
made to-day in connection with the Burling
ton alleged dynamite plot. 'United States
Marshal Marsli uri cstcd Gcorgo Goodlng , a ,
striking engineer , at Aurora , Ills. GooJIng
had worked for the IJurllngton road for
seventeen years and is n highly respected
cltUcn of Aurora. IIo was brought
to Chicago this morning and
questioned nt once by Marsh and the Clilca-
cage , Hurllngton it Quim-y attorneys. Ho
was then taken before United States Com
missioner Hoyno and held In (5,000 ball on
the charge of aiding In the transportation of
high explosives , contrary to the federal
laws. Itcing unable to secure bondsmen ho
went to Jail. Gooding declares his entire in
nocence of complicity in uny plot. Marshal
Marsh said this arrest completes the present
case and that no moro warrants uro out.
GKOUGK KUANCIS TUA1.V ,
About to Start on a fmuturo To up
Around tlio World.
Nnw VOKK , July 9. [ Special Telegram to
THE HIK. : ] Citi/en George Francis Train
will to-morrow nlgllt begin a lecture tour at
Scranton , I'.i. , where ho ai > pjurs before tha
republican club and talks on llnance. J. D ,
Jones , manager of the Grand opcru house ,
has ,1 three years' contract with Train , onq
of the terms of which Is that Train shall not
speak on anarchy. Ha mukoa addresses
entirely from notes , uud can tmva a Iccturq
ready at n day's notice. If the trip , which ,
extends to California , proves successful ,
Train will pay the expenses of his manager ,
advance agent and himself to Australia , and
u trli > around the world will bo made.
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