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SQUEALER SMITH TESTIFIES
Uo Tolls What Ho Knows About
the Alleged Conspiracy.
THE "Q" OUTLINE CONFIRMED.
Iliirlinijlon OTlolnl ( Determined to
i'rosectito the Men For Kvcry
Ollcnfio With AVhlcIi They
Have Ilccn Charged.
Smith TcllH Ills Story.
CHICAGO , July 10. [ Special Telegram to
THE BKB.I It Is probable that the alleged
dynamite conspirators will have to face
many more prosecutions before they nro
rid of the consequences of the ( rune with
which they nro charged. A conviction nndei
section n,353 of the United States law , which
is the bases for the present prosecution be
fore Commissioner Hoyno , practically means
thirty days In Jail , ns , even were the highest
fine Imposed , the prisoners could schedule
out under the state law. Section 5,140 of the
United Stales laws , however , provides that
conviction for conspiracy to commit nny
crime against the United States may be
punisned by two years In the penitentiary.
Speaking of the apparent lightness of the
possible penalty In the event of conviction on
the pending charge , Frank Collier , attorney
for the " " said
"Q , to-day :
"Theso men will bo convicted
for every offense they have com
milled , both under the United
Stntcs and the state law. They can bo
prosecuted under section 5.4-10 nnd under the
alula conspiracy law , and also under the
Btato dynamite law , which is very severe.
' The penalty Is from five to twenty-live yrnrs
In the penitentiary. Tills charge was made
first because on the state charge wo could
not subpoena witnesses from other states ,
while we could bring them into the United
States court. Once having appealed it will
be easy to get them Into a Klalu court with
out n subptrna. Wo shall prosecute the
conspirators under the dynamite act , which
provides a punishment of from two to twen
ty-live ycaisln the penitentiary. "
"Would any ono knowing of this conspir
ncy , yet taking no active pait in it , bo
culpable under the act ! "
"Most certainly. "
"Then will you not arrest Hogo for his
knowledge of the affair ? . "
The attorney answered the question
by saying that he was unable to look into
Had Judge Grcsham's court room been
twice us largo It would have noon too small
to accommodate the crowd which pushed , el
bowed nnd struggled to get In. Probably
most all had como in hopes of witnessing a
repetition of the sensational developments of
Saturday , but these wcro disappointed , for
nothing sensational occurred during the
morning session. "Squealer" Smith testi
fied , but his testimony was mainly corrob
orative of the opening address of the district
attorney , and there wcro u few llttlo spats
between the counsel ; but the soothing in
fluences of the Sabbath had bad their effect
on the excitable temperaments of Messrs.
Donahue and David , and the spats lacked
the fire of the foimcr sessions. Once in
n while Mr. David would silence
the district attorney by some sucli
blasting shaft ns , "Oh , como off.
What's the use of . talking to you ? "
but geneially their altercations consisted of
mild , soft words of disagreement , accom
panied by conciliatory smiles nnd gestures.
At 1:20 : o'clock , all the participants being
in their places , the commissioner opened
court. The defense asked that all of Kelly's
testimony relative to Bowles bo stricken out ,
inasmuch as it affected neither the guilt nor
innocence ot the rest , but Commissioner
Hoyno thought that it could rufnaln without
prejudicing his mind. Alex Smith then told
his story : how lie met Bowles and went with
him when ho put the first dynamite cartridge
on the "Q" track , and then of his conversa
tion with Bauciclsen nnd Godding , nnd of his
putting dynamite on the track. Smith baa
been u fireman on the road for four ycais.
Referring to the time Bowles nnd he put
dynamite on the track , Smith testified :
"Ono morning Bowles said to me , 'I guess
wo will go and take a ride. " Ho said , 'Wo
will go and give them n little scare.1 Ho
said that Bauereisen was willing that we
should go. 1 had , never scon dynamite till
ho showed it to me. Ho got n horse and
bupgy , and wo started about U o'clock in the
evening. When wo got near the bridge on
Fox street and passed the fair grounds , ho
showed me u stick of ay minute with a paper
mound it , and then ho showed me some caps.
Then ho wanted mo to take them and i
wouul not do it. On the way out lie cut n
stick from a trco and whittled a sharp point
on it to bore a hole through the end of the
cartridge- put the cap lu. Ho showed me cop
per caps something like these produced hero.
\Ve drove over the tiack some sixty rods and
he went back and put dynamite on the track.
I stayed In the buggy , and ho came back and
told mo ho had done so , and when wo got
bnuk a mile and a half we hoard the dyna
mite go off. "
The witness then went on with his story ,
showing how Uanereison had sent liim after a
package of dynamite caitridges a day or two
after the first experiment , and how Bauerol-
sen t > cnt him out on the night of June 14 to
put some more dynamite on the track , "so as
to give the Burlington people another bcnro. "
Slriilh also told how ho had been sent to
fetch the dynamite which was found In the
possession of ihe defendants when arrested.
His testimony was not shaken on trie crois
.Smith was retired before the beginning ol
the afternoon session , after having been sub
Icoicd to a cross-examination of gicat IctiRlli
by the defendants' counsel. They failed U
got him to contradict himself , but did eatab-
llsh the fact that he know nothing about the
dynamite found on the train when Frcdor
ick , Bowles nnd Wieson were ariestcd.
A conference was held this afternoon at
the office of the Burlington road , atvhlul
the road was represented by President 1'er
kins , Vice Picsldcnt Dcatlj , Gcnuial Man
ager Stone , \Vlit Doctor and J , W. lily
The other side was represented by Chief Ar
thur of the locomotive engineers , Chief Sar
gent of the locomotive firemen , and Aloxan
dcr Sullivan , their counsel The arrival o
Arthur and Saigcnt in Chicago had bcei
kept secret until the conference- was over
Chairmen Hogo and Murphy wcro also pres
out. The otllcla'.s of the two brotliei liood
assuicd the rallraad men that they had m
sympathy with dynamiters. At the conference
once the strike and the situation as it affcctoi
the public and the parties to this stru gl
\vasdlscuss6d. All ucieeil that \\oula b
well If the strike could bo ended.
President Perkins was seen after the con
fcmnco and said that nothing was definite ) ,
settled. Neither Mr. Ai thur nor Mr. Sar
pent could bo found after the conference
Touching the meeting Chairman Hogo sail
to un Associated pi ess representative :
" Propositions werosubmitted by both side
to the controversy , looking toward a settle
uient of the strike. What tlicio proposition
wtno 1 am not at liberty to state. They hav
not taken tangible form , and will nut untl
another conference la bum , which will be ii
a few days.1'
Mr. Hope then showed the icpnrtcr a trie
rram which was sent fiom Davenport to W
F. Gould , nnd which read as follows : "On
ing to certain events the men at this polu
decide that we had bettor adopt oxtreui
measures. " This Is only one ot the uuu ,
telegrams of similar nature , enid the cliili :
man , which have reached here to day. Till
one is udilieased to Chairman Gould of th
KOCK island enovanco committee , and show
which way the wind is blowing. He als
said that u general meeting of the cbalrmc
of the tfrievanco committees of nearly over
line running out of Chicago would bo hcl
hero this week , at which action will bo take
to resent the wholesale arrests and poiscci
tlons which huvo occurred lu Chicago durin
the past fen days.
"What does the writer of Hie dlspatc
mean when ho speaks of extreme measures )
' was then uskcil.
"That remains to bo * i > cu. It may mean i
strike on the read u-iircscntcil or IV inn
boycott on tLo llurlhujum , whlc
would eventually terminate In a strike. The
meeting will decide that question. "
"Do you think thcro will bo a strike ! "
"Well , the men on the Grand Trunk , Hock
Island nnd Northwestern , among others , nro
very sere over these arrests nnd will cer
tainly upcak in no uncertain tone when the
time comes. They do not believe In dyna
mite , neither do they believe In persecution. "
"Will this meeting have the power to de
clare a strike without the sanction of Chief
Arthur ! "
"Yes , sir. and the > y will do It If necessary.
The support of Arthur Is only for its moral
nnd financial effect. If any one of the sys
tems concludes to strike , and Arthur refuses
to sanction the move , we iccclvo no support
from the brotherhood , but at the same tlmo
the chairman of any system can declare a
strike on that system , provided the brother
hood men employed there desire. "
WASHINOTON , July 10. Mr. Chandler of
fered a resolution to continue during recess
the select committee on Indian tradershlps.
Referred to the committee- contingent ex
Mr. Hoar reported back the bill appropri
ating $ ' . ' 5,000 for the purpose of erecting n
monument to General Gcoigo Rogers Clark
nt Louisville , instead of at Washington , D.
C. , In recognition of his services to the coun
try in the conquest of the northwest terri
tory during the revolutionary war. Messrs.
Hoar , Daniels , Blackburn and Voorhces all
spoke In fitting terms of the brilliant services
of General Clark , the latter claiming that
the monument should bo erected at Vin-
ccnnes. The bill was passed.
The senate then proceeded to the consider
ation of the fisheries treaty In open executive
session , and was addressed by Mr , Pugh in
favor of its ratification ,
Mr. Chandler addressed the senate in op
position to the treaty.
At the conclusion of Mr. Chandler's speech
Mr. Teller obtained the floor and the bill
went over until to-morrow.
The senate bill for the adjustment of ac
counts of labors nnd mechanics arisincr under
the eight hour law was then taken up , but no
action was taken.
The senate then went into executive scs
sion and soon adjourned.
WASHINGTON , July 10. The call of states
for the introduction of bills having been
olsjienscd with the house went into com
mittee of the whole on the tariff bill , the
woolen schedule pending. At the suggestion
of Mr. Mills of Texas it was agreed that a
vote should bo taken on the frco wool
clause nt i o'clock.
Air. Adams of Illinois spoke In favor ol
changing to January 1,18S9 , the time when
the free wool schedule shall go into effect ,
Mr. Allen of Massachusetts sent to the
clerk's desk nnd had read a letter from Mr
Whitman , president of the national associa
tion of wool manufacturers , stating that the
wool manufacturers wcro opposed to the
removal of the duty on foreign wool.
Mr. Jackson of Pennsylvania bore testi
mony that the wool manufacturers of
Philadelphia weio uncompromisingly op
posed to frco wool. Mr. Kerry of Iowa
called attention to the fact that the reduction
of the duty on wool in lbS3 had resulted in
an increase of the revenue to the extent of
$ HCOJOiO , mid he thcrcfoic favored a return
to the tariff of IbOT.
Mr. Andersen of Iowa said that the self-
constituted champions of American labor , by
declaring that the bill was an assault upon
American Industries , wcro piesenting n
false issue to the country.
Mr. Williams of Ohio protested against
placing wool upon the free list.
After a brief argument by Mr. Breckrn-
ridge of Kentucky in favor of the free
wool clause , Mr. Wilkins of Ohio moved to
strike wool fiom the frco list.
On division the vote stood 0.1 to 123 , and the-
announcement was icceived with applause
on the democratic side. Messrs. Sowden of
Pennsylvania , and Wilkins and Foran of
Ohio were among the democrats voting in
the nnirmatlvc , while Mr. Amlemon of Iowa
voted in the negative.
The amendment offered by Mr. Mills ,
striking out the clause imposing a duty of ! ! 0
per cent , ad valorem on carpets nnd insert
ing u clause imposing a duty of C cents per
square yard ad valorem on floor matting and
floor mats , exclusive of vegetable substances ,
and of 40 per cent ad valorem on all carpets
and carpeting , druggets , bookings , mats ,
rugs , screens , covers , hassocks , besides
those of wool , flax , cotton , or parts of either ,
or other material , was agreed to.
Then on motion of Mr. Mills the date on
which the free wool clause shall go into effect
was fixed on October 1 , 1SSS , and the date for
the taking effect of the woolen schedule fixed
on January 1. ISbO. This disposed of the
Mr. Dingley moved to strike out the para-
gr.ipn fixing a duty of 12 per cent on printing
Mr. Mills moved that the paragraph con-
coining card cloth bo amended so as to in
crease the duty from 15 to 20 per cent per
square foot , and , In case such cloth was made
of tempered steel wire , from 25 to 40 cents
per square foot. Adopted. The other amend
ments offered by Mr. Mills and adopted wcro
to strike out the India rubber fabric para
graph , fixing a duty on kooltn at $1 per ton
for crude and $2 for China clay or wrought
koolln ; and placing a duty on rough marble
in blocks and squares nt 40 cents per cubic
foot. This completed the consideration of
the essentially tariff features of the bill and
the administrative portion of the measure
was taken up.
Mr. Buchanon of New York offered an
amendment providing that no goods or pro
duct , in whole or in part , of convict labor
shall bo imported for sale or trade. Re
On motion of Mr. Breckenrldgo of Arkan
sas an amendment was adopted excluding
from thu provisions of the section which
- provides that ad vuloicm duties shall include
the value of the cartons , cases , boxes , In which
merchandise Is Imported such boxes sacks or
coverings us aru uccetiary coverings for
On motion of Mr. Mills an amendment was
adopted fixing October 1 , ISbi , as tbo date
upon whirl ) the repeal of taxes on ir.annlac-
tiacd chewing tobacco , suiolimg tobacco aud
snuff t-hall go into effect.
Mr. Wise raovcu to include in the repeal
the taxes on rigors , cheroots and cigarettes
Mr. Johnson of North Cniollna moved tc
amend Mr. Wise's motion by providing for
the repeal of all internal taics on spirits dis
tilled from giain or fruit of any kind Lost ,
2T to H5.
When the vote was announced Mr. John.
"What has become of the republican paityi
I thought It was going to vote with mo. "
Mr. Yost of Virginia offered an amend
mer.t similar In effect to that of Mr. Wise
Ucjectpd , 04 to 85. '
Mr. Sowtlcn of Pennsylvania offered ar
amendment abolishing the tax on spirits tils
tilled from apples , peaches and other frur.s
Pending a vote the committee rote and tu <
house utljouined ,
Tariff Essay Prize Winners.
NEW YORK , July 10. Ttio American
Protective Tarift league announces thi
awards of prlies for tbo seniors of Aimiricai
for essays on "Homo Protection" a-
follows : First pii e , $250 , goes to C. E. Todu
university of Wooslor , 0. 'fen silvci
medals wore awarded for excellence , ono ol
nt HIM recipient * being IJ. F , Rue , of Kuoi
to college ,
r. A Caution to Veterans.
Is MIN.NEAPOI.III , Juiy lO.-Coimr.under ii
10 Chief Ilca of the G. A. U. to day issued :
general order cautioning veterans to avoli
so the appearance of partisanship by refrainlni
in from wearing G. A. U. uniforms at politlca
ry meetings. The order Is the result of a gooi
Id . dual of gosslji over the formation of an elise
soldiers''Harrison mid Mot ton club here ,
ip Hccanilng Tired nf iho War.
. CHICAOO , July 10. The Erie "and Clilcagi
5" & Atlantic uiado a further reduction of
cent to day on dressed beef from Chicago t
n New York. For the first time since the wu
began the Vundcrblll and Pennsylvania line
( ailed to meet the cut.
COURT TERMS IN NEBRASKA
Ttio Prospect Not Flattorlnff For
Senator Dorsoy's Bill.
PROGRESS IN THE TARIFF DEBATE
" TTn" ,
The Principle OnVhlcli Cleveland
Vetoes PeiiHlons Senator lllnlr
Thinks Dueling lias Its Uses
Mall Itoittc Changes.
Federal Court in Nehraskn.
WASHINGTON BUIIEAU THE OUVIIA HUB , )
M3 FoUUTRENTitSTIlBBT , >
WASHINGTON , D. C. , July 10.1
Representative Dorsey was before the sen
ate committee on judiciary to-day nnd made
an argument in favor of his bill rcqullrng ad
ditional places for holding terms of the
United States courts in Nebraska. Ho en
countered many objections to the measure
fiom members of the committee , who claimed
that the judge : ) of the district nnd circuit
courts of Nebraska wcro opposed to the bill ;
that there was so llttlo business on the calen
dar of both a civil and criminal character
that the additional terms nnd places for hold
ing the courts proposed in the bill was un
necessary. The coin in lit oo gave Mr. Dorsoy
no encouragement , but promisca to consider
the bill , nnd individual members said that
they might frame a substitute bill similar in
character to the one which passed the Forty-
ninth congress. Mr. Dorsey Insisted on hav
ing court hold at both Norfolk and Kearney ,
nnd showed the necessity of the service and
the great benefit the people of the western
portion of the state would derive from
sessions at these places. Mr. Edmunds ob
jected , saying that there were about 123
criminal cases on the calendar , to which Mr.
Dorsoy replied that ho was happy to know
that there were so few , as it showed that the
people of Nebraska wcro law-abiding in the
first instance , and that in the second place
they knew cnou gh to know that when the
government of the United States reached out
its strong arm the best thing to do was to
compromise nnd pay the lines imposed.
Several bills proposing the reorganizing of
United States courts , similar to the ono pro
posed for Nebraska notably Minnesota nnd
Arkansas have mot with the same fate that
threatens Mr. Dorsey's measure. The bills
after passing the house have been amended
in the senate so as to make them worthless.
TlltiTAItlfF UBIIATi : .
The house mnUo rapid progress with the
tariff bill to-day more rapid than any ono
expected , and before adjournment finished
the entire schedule and reached the internal
revenue and administrative portion near the
end. The wool clause did not cause as much
debate as was expected , for the " members are
pretty well tired out and will" bo glad when
the white elephant is off their hands. The
show of strength for the sheep growers on
the democratic siao was a great disappoint
ment , indeed , an only three democrats-
Messrs. Sowden of Pennsylvania , Foran and
Wilkinsof Ohio voted with the republi
cans to protect the wool farmer. This vote
to day removes all doubt , if any existed , as
to the fate of the bill , and the announcement
that was made so positively nt the beginning
of the session , that not more than half a
dozen demociats would vote against it , proves
to have been well founded. It is believed
that this week will see the completion of the
discussion that has lasted for nearly three
months , and that the final vote will bo taken
before Saturday. Mr. Breckcnndgo said to
day that he thought the bill would bo ready
for the enrolling clerk on Friday.
CLEVELAND'S PENSION VKTOCS.
Senator Davis , of Minnesota , the chairman
of the committee on pensions , has u theory
which he thinks is based on solid facts that
thupicsidcnt is vetoing pension bills on the
percentage system nnd sends back to con
gress every tenth ono that reaches him ,
whether it is meritorious or not. *
"If you will examine the reports and exe
cutive messages on these pensions , " said
Senator Davis , this afternoon , "you will dis
cover , us I have done , that the president fre
quently signs the weakest , and often vetoes
the strongest bills sent to nlm. There is no
mistake about ill ho is trying to-keep nn
average and every tenth bill ho comcs.across
he sings out to Lament : Hand mo down an
other veto. "
SENATOU I1LAIH ON 1IUTLEH.
Senator Blair is reicivlng many letters of
congratulation aud commendation upon the
bold stand ho took in the senate last week
and the vigor with which ho replied to Sena
tor Butler , of South Carolina , who had gene
out of ills way to attack him. Although
Senator Blair Is eccentric and has often , by
the propositions ho introduced , caused his
colleagues much concern , ho is ono of the
few men In the senate who have n convic
tion on all subjects and Is never afraid to
let them bo known. Ho lias plenty of pluck
nnd nerve also. Although ho did not adver
tise the fact with a blast of trumpets ho did
good service as a soldier during the war , en
tering as a private and coming out n lieuten
ant colonel. Senator Blair is a man of strong
religious convictions and an active member
of the Congregational church. 1 asked him
to-day if it were true that ho had sam ho
would accept n challenge to fight u duel if ho
received ono from Butler.
"I do not recollect ever having said so in
terms , " ho icplicd , "but under certain cir
cumstances I think I would accept a chal
lenge to tight n duel. I do not believe In
duelling , nor do I take any stock in the
theory that an injury to a man's honor must
be heated with the blood of his enemy , nnd
yet icalizing that duelling is contrary to the
laws of man nnd the laws of God , I think , ns
I have said , that under certain circumstances
\\o\ild fight any man who challenged me. "
"Under what circumstances ! " I asked.
"Well , 1 have always been of the opinion
that the war of the rebellion might liavo
boon avoidedohad the men of the north not
permitted themselves to bo bullied oy the
men of the south for thlity years. If there
had been a few bloody duels between
northern and southern men piior to IfrCO
thousands of lives nnd millions of
money would have been saved
simply because it would huvo prevented
, seven millions of people rushing headlong
upon the bayonets of twenty millions. The
people , particularly the young men of the
south , were taught that ono southerner
could uliip live Yankees. They believed it.
We gave them reason to believe it. Wo per
mitted ourselves to bo bullied , abused ,
threatened and oven assaulted without re
sistance , and the natural Impression was
that wo were cowards. Now It will not dote
to allow that impression to prevail again ,
and while I would never fisht n duel to vin
dicate my honor , I believe that I would do so
to establish n piccedcntand convince the people
ple of the south that they could not attack a
northern man with impunity , "
III ( III I.ICCNSII FOU THE niSTMICT.
Tbe senate committee on the District of
Columbia will lu a few days report a high li
cense bill for the district which fixes a
general liquor license at $1,003 , and a beer
license at (700. U also requires a bond. The
report accompanying this bill will bo signed
by all the democrats and icpubllcans on the
committee except Senators Chase of Kliodc
Island , and Itlddlcbcrgcr , wtio will make a
minority report favoring prohibition for Un
Neil ( iANP ; IOWA POSTAL MVTTEUS.
Changes have been entered In the time
fchcdulcs of star mull loutea In Nebraska as
Pickrell to Hanover Leave Ptckrell Tues
days , Thursdays uud Saturdays at U a. in. ,
arrive ut Uanuvor by blO : a. m , ; leave Han i-
over Tuesdays , Thursdays and Saturdays it
U a m. , arrive at Pickrcll by 11:80 n. in.
Harmon to fJrammoroy Leave Harrlxor
Tuesdays , Thursdays and Saturdays ut no nn (
a , in , arrive at Montrosc by 12 m. ; leave
Montrose Tuesdays , Thursdays anil Satur
days at 1 p. m. , nrrivo at Harrison by 7 p , m.
leave Montrose Mondays at S u. in. , arrive nl
1 Grarnmervy by 1'J 111.5 leave Grammoroj
Mondays at I'JjBO p , ni. , arrive ut Montros (
to by 4:30 : p. in.
ir Plum Creek to Hilton Leave Plum Creel
ira Tuesdays and Saturdays at 4:45 p. m. , arrivi
at Hilton by 0OU : p.m. ; leave Hilton Tuea
days and Saturdays at Ip. m. , arrive nt Plum
Creek by 2'15 p. m.
Changes bavo been mode in Iowa schedules
as follows :
Inwood to Upland Leave Inwood Wednes
days and Saturdays nt 11 p. m. , arrive nt up
land by 5 p. m. ; leave Upland Wednesdays
and Saturdays at 1 p. m. , arrive at Inwood
by 2:30 : p. m.
Movillo to Lucky Valley Leave Movlllo
Tuesdays , Thursdays nnd Saturdays at 12
in. , arrive nt Lucky Valley bv 4 p. in. ; lenvo
Lucky Volley Tuesdays , Thursdays nnd
Saturdays at 7 a. m < , arrive at Movlllo by
11 a. m.
Walter A. Lccse , of Seward , Neb , , was to
day admitted to practice before the Interior
department. PEIIUV S. HEATH.
TIIK CONVIOr liAHOlt QUESTION.
Discussed at a Mrctlni ; of the Na
tional 1'rlnon ANsoclntlon.
WASHINGTON , July 10. Nearly 200 per
sons were present at to-day's ' session of the
National Prison association in the hall of the
house of representatives. Among the states
represented were Illinois , Minnesota and
Wisconsin. The paper of the forenoon was
by Joseph Nicholson , superintendent of the
Detroit house of correction and president of
the Wardens' association. It treated on the
efllciency of the Bcrtllllon system for the
registration nnd identification of criminals.
C. R. Brown , of the New York state re
formatory , said that In lie country was con
vict labor moro than u small part of 1 per
cent of free labor. The Yates bill In Now
York and the O'Neill bill in congress are ex
amples of the legislative tendency to discrim
inate in favor of a class at the expense of
others. Brockway's ' proposition was to hold
a conference this fall , representing all states ,
If possible , to consider the prison labor ques
tion. Brockway presented u resolution ,
which was adopted , providing that the exec
utive committee of the association confer
with the governors of states throughout the
union with a view to calling such u confer
Prof. Wnylnnd , of New Haven , offered
the following resolution , which was
Hcsolved , that In thojudemcntof this asso
ciation productive prison labor Is nn indis
pensable factor in the work of prison reform ,
and that any scheme which has n tendency
to permit or promote idleness in prisoners
will inflict nn irrcparabln injury on the pris
oner , the wovkinirman , and the stale.
Mr. Baird , of Virginia , sold that the
O'Neill bill contained two monstrous propo
sitions , that convicts compelled to live in
Idleness shall becotno physical and moral
wrecks , nnd that the poor people of the
country , who pay most of the taxes , shall
support all convicts in idleness.
A change in the programme was made In
order to discuss the O'Neill bill , word hav
ing been received that it would come up in
congress Wednesday. A paper on the labor
question was presented by Charles E. Folton ,
of Chicago. Ho argued -that the methods
proposed by the blll.would not protect labor ,
and that It was wrong to lock up prisoners
In idleness , ns proposed by the bill. Ho said
that It was not In the interest of honest
workingmen , prison reform or good govern'
BLAIR AS A PIIlE-EATEn.
Now Hampshire's Senator Gets Hot
nnd Surprises His Friends.
WASHINGTON , July 10. [ Special to THE
BEE. ] The scrap Between Senators Butler
and Blair m the United States senate last
Thursday still causes a great deal of com
ment among the associates of these gentle
men and politician ? generally. Senator
Blair , who hails fronythat sturdy state , New
Hampshire , is a fine'ly built man physically
with a kindly face and a quiet air. Ho has
been called n crank nnd other pet names because
cause of nls advocacy of universal education
and universal temperance , and ho is often re
garded as n good deal of a nuisance when lie
makes a set speech , but no ono ever consld
ered him a lire-eater. Hence
when ho sailed into the hot tempered
gentleman from South Carolina and gave
utterance to that celebrated remark. "While
I claim no excess of courage nnd never expect
pect to bo called upon to exhibit the ordinary
courage of a senator or civilian , I shall no
shrink from any test probably that ho sees
" fit to subject mo to , " every one was sur-
"prised and there were a few who oven ex
pected that Bladerisburg might once more
appear as the scene of a bloody conflict be
twecn two celebrated members of congress.
But the unkindest thing of nil in Mr.
Blair's remarks was the iling which ho gave
to the president in rofeicuco to a vetoed
pension bill of Mrs. Dougherty. Mr. Blair
thought that it was dntlrely unnecessary for
the chief magistrate of this country to cast n
slur upon the honor of a woman , especially
when no himself , the chief magistrate , had
some sections in his record which would not
bear close scrutiny when personal morality
For 11 Roll of Honor.
WASHINGTON , July 10. Special to THE
BEE. ] General Hpvey of Indiana procured
an amendment to the census bill just before
that measure passed the house a day or two
ago , which will have a very important bear
ing upon the pension question in the future.
General Hovey's amendment provides for
the recording in book form of the name of
every surviving soldier of the late war , and
every widow of these who nro deceased.
This work will probably till several volumes ,
and the result will bo a roll of honor to bo
handed down from generation to generation.
There is nt present no complete record of the
names of the men who served In the army In
print. Some individual , regimental nnd
brigade rolls have been printed from time
to time , but this is the first attempt on the
part of the government to secure a complete
list of the volunteers of that trying period of
the country's history embraced in the years
1801 to 1805. _ .
The Fuller Case.
WASHINGTON , July 10. The Fuller case
was reached and taken up by the senate In
in secret session to-day , nnd the case In
formally talked over. Some members of the
judiciary committee took occasion to say that
it had never been the purpose on the part of
anyone in the committee to postpone action
until the next session , ns had been charged ,
and that while they were opposed to his con
firmation , their reasons were entirely of a
public character. The case went over , be
ing unfinished business at the adjournment.
WASHINGTON , July 10. [ Special Tele
gram to THE BKE.J Private Thomas Joyce ,
Company C , Twcnty-Hrst infantry , now
with his company Js discharged.
The extension of leave of absence on ac
count of sickness granted First Lieutenant
James Brcnnnn , Seventeenth infantry , May
1SSS , is still further extended three
months on account otslckness.
Acting Assistant. Surgeon William Ship-
pen will proceed from Philadelphia to St.
Paul and report in person to the command
ing general , Department of Dakota , for as
signment to duty.
Quarantined A ntust Yellow Fever.
WASHINGTON , July 10. The marine hospi
tal bureau is informed of the arrival at Ship
island , a quarantine station on the Missis
sippi , of the Norwegian bark Magnolia , from
Itlo Janlcro. The captain nnd four of her
- crew died from yellow fever after leaving
. Ulo Janeiro. The vessel will bo detained at
the quarantine ,
n Thn Committee Organize.
NEW YOUK , July 10. Chairman Quay ot
- the national republican committee arrived
here to-day. At noon the national republi
can executive committee met and organized
by the election of Quay as chairman and J.
S. Fassott secretary. The principal subject
discussed was the selection , of permanent
headquarters for the committee Another
session will bp held to-Aiorrow.
A TWISTER AT BENRLEMAN
Houses Swept Awny , Collars Flood
ed and Crops Rulnod.
A LITTLE ROMANCE FROM OTOE.
Bohcnilnn Outs .Swindlers Brought to
Time A Blnuulnr Acolilcnt at
Duvlil City A Woman CriiHhcd
to Death State News.
Twenty-One Hiilldincs In Hulns.
BnNKi.EMAN , Nob. , July 10. [ Special Telegram -
gram to TUB Hnn. " | Henkleman was visited
by n cyolono last evening , and the ruins of
inoro than n score of houses testify to Its
Yesterday nfternoon was hot and sultry.
Toward evening the sky clouded up very
rapidly , and the sweltering citizens looked
forward to a refreshing shower. Others
expressed some apprehension on account of
the pcvullar appearance of the clouds and
prophesied a wind storm. Neither class wore
disappointed. The shower c.imo , but
with It cnmo a fiercer storm than
nny of the weather prophets had
bargained for. It was about 7
o'clock when ono of those dre.idful funnelled
shaped clouds , which havobccomo so'.dlstrcss-
ingly famiU.ir on these western prairies , was
seen to form southwest of the city. Every
body rushed for their cellars and dugouts.
They had barely got under shelter when the
air was full of flying timbers. The flno
Presbyterlnn church Just completed was
torn from Its foundation as if It had been
built of pasteboard. The whirling visitation
with a dreadful , roaring sound , swept down
through the city destroying every thing in
its path. Ono row of twenty frame houses ,
was wiped out in shorter tlmo
than it takes to write it , while all
the cellars In the business part of town wore
completely flooded by n cloud burst which
followed In the wako of the other messenger
As It was , no ono was hurt , but had the
ntnstropho taken place an hour later ,
vith the church services in progress , the
ossofllfo would without doubt luivo been
Largo quantities of merchandise wcro do-
troyed by the water , while reports from the
iountry say that in some sections .tho hall
cstroyed crops completely , and several
orscs aud cattle are ropoitcd killed or
rowncd. The heavy rain bencfitted all
xops , which were almost burned out by dry
Spoiled John's Iilttlo Oninc.
NEIIIIASKA CITV , Neb. , July 10. [ Special
, o THE HUE. ] An interesting affair of
ather a sensational character has been do-
eloped in Nebraska City society by the
tory of Mrs. John McGernoy , of Missouri.
As tola by her to THE BEB correspondent
yesterday , the story was as follows :
Several months ago a man , giving his
mmoasJolm McGornoy , applied for work
n ono of Otoo county's finost-farms , owned
byvilliam Feitz. He obtained the desired
.vorlc , .and for a time gave entire satlsfao-
ion. In a couple of..uiouths ho had so in
gratiated hlmsolf into the good opinion of
, ho old gentleman that the latter extended
to him every hospitality his'homo afforded.
The farmer even grow confidential and
.horefore honest John learned many of the
'amily ' secrets. Ho learned that the broad
acres with which ho had become so
'umillar , would , upon the death of the
'arincr ' , fall into the hands
of his only daughter , a maiden of some
twonty-nino summers. John suddenly became -
came aware of Miss Helen Fictz's attractions
and began to court her so assiduously that
a secret engagement resulted. ' V * - _ '
In the course of events , Mr. Fietz became
iiware of the condition of afTuirs , but being n
man of caution ho saved his wrath for future
use. Ho confided his trouble to a neighbor ,
recently from Missouri , who gave him the
startling information that McGernoy was
well known to him in Missouri and had a
wife ana two children living there ,
whom ho deserted over n year ago. Now
was the farmer's opportunity , and ho deter
mined to end the disgraceful engagement at
onco. Ho wrote Mrs. McGernoy the entire
story and , it is alleged , sent rnonoy to defr.iy
her traveling expenses to Nebraska City.
When she arrived she went to the house of
Oio neighbor and there met Mr. Fqltz , to
whom she told a pitiful story of neglect.
She had been compelled to support herself
ana two young children ns best she could ,
and at times was hardly able to keep the wolf
from the door. Together the farmer and the
wronged wife proceeded to the former's '
home , where they expected to confront the
man with his villainy , but they arrived to
find the bird had tlown. His wife fol
lowed him to tills city , where she
found ho had some time ago instituted pro
ceedings for a divorce on the plea of deser
tion. Mrs. McGornoy appeared before the
court , told her story and had the case sot
aside , after which she returned to Missouri
and John still remains in the city. Miss
Helen was prostrated with grief and still de
clares her faith in her lover and her intention
to marry him some time in the future ;
The Iiong Pine Cliuutnuqun.
ASSKMULV GROUNDS , LONO PINE , Neb. ,
July 10. [ Special to THIS BCE. ] Sunday
morning was a little cool , but it soon became
apparent to everybody that the day was go
ing to bo tolerably waam , and so It was until
about 3 o'clock in the afternoon , and then it
clouded up a llttlo and a nice cool brcczo
came down and fanned the brow of every
Chautaiuiua goer. The Christian confer
ence was conducted by President George .
Martin , and at 10:30 : o'clock a. m. a sermon
was delivered by Hov. L. N. Berry , B. D. , of
Fremont , from the text : "Tho Lord hath ap
peared of old unto me saying , 'Yea , I have
loved theo with an everlasting love. ' " At
the conclusion of the sermon HOY. S. F.
Smith lead in prayer. The chorus of sixty-
three voices then rendered some line music
and was followed by Miss Kogcrs of Illinois ,
who rendered a tine solo. The attendance
was very largo. The pavilllon holds l,4W )
people , and ocforo Or. McCllsh , in the utter-
noon , began his discourse evcr.y seat was
taken up. There must have been over twen
ty-one hundred people on the grounds. The
institution is u fixtuio now , without any
doubt , and before this session closes some
days will witness nearly 3,600 people hero.
On Thursday and Sunday of next week the
railroad company will send special trains
from Norfolk. _
Their Heads Cnino Together.
DAVID CITY , Neb. , July 10. [ Special to
THE BEE. ] At an evening entertainment
given by some young people In this town last
week , a young lady and a young gentleman
in hurriedly attempting to pick up a handker
chief struck their heads together so violently
as to knock the young lady over , and left hoi
in an unconscious condition for some time ,
She was taken homo , and a physician whe
was called said the lady had sustained a con
cussion of the brain of such a nature as to
make the case serious. This occurred some
four days ago , and sue Is not yet out ol
Bohemian Outs Swlndlera.
AUKOK'A , Neb. , July 10. [ Special Telegran
to TUB BEE. ] Saturday the city was greatlj
excited over the operations of a Bobomlui
outs gang of swindlers , who lu one day'i
secured notes upwards of $1,000. Tht
outfit came into town , and two or three ol
the victims approached them nnd demanded
n return of their notes. A short and violent
discussion convinced the parties that their
individual safety depended on a prompt com
pliance with the request nnd the notes were
handed over. The gang disappeared a few
minutes later and it is supposed loft for
An Explanation Demanded.
AUHOIU , Nob. , July 10. [ Special to TUB
BKE. ] Thcro Is a lively row In the city coun
cil over the proposed electric light plant. It
seems that Counellmon Kellogg , Chapman
nnd Jones nnd City Attorney Graybill , in or
der to help the enterprise along , furnished
its promoter , Hans T. Jensen , with some
money nnd took security on Ills property. As
n result of this action n resolution was Intro
duced at the last session of the council de
claring that these onlccrs could not legally
vote on the ordinance granting the franchise
to the electric light company under the cir
cumstances , and calling for an Investigation.
Crushed to Dentil.
STANFOUU , Neb. , July 10. [ Special Tclo-
gram to Tut ? UKI : . ] Mrs. K. L. Ware , wife
of the station agent at this place , was killed
yesterday by the roof of n dugout collar
falling on her. She had gene into the place
to get something and was In a stooping pos
ture when , the roof gave way and the weight
of earth held her fast until she was smothered
to death. No ono knew of It until over half
an hour a'fterward , and when the body was
reached she had been dead for some tlmo.
A Sensation Spoiled.
NOHTII BEND , Neb. , July 10. [ Special
Telegram to TUB HBB. ] Quito n sensation
was caused hero to-day by the finding of a
skeleton in an empty room h. the upper part
of a building. After a good deal of surmis
ing and an Investigation it was found to bo
the property ot some physicians who had
placed the bones In that place for the pur
pose of bleaching them.
Rndly Burned Hy Powder.
FIIKMONT , Nob. , July 10. [ Special Tele-
grsm to THE BBK.I Two boys named Her
man and Griflln wore badly burned hero this
afternoon. They procured a cigar box full of
powder and while-playing with it accidentally
ignited it. It exploded and set lire to their
clothintr. The Herman boy will probably
die. They were both eight years old.
NEHIHSKA CITV , Neb. , July 10. [ Special
Telegram to Tun Bun. ] C. C. Toncy , a con
stable at Berlin , latolast evening brought to
the city nnd lodged In jail Edward Moore and
F. E. Emerson for burglarizing the residence
of S. M. Hcaton , Berlin. A Justice of the
peace bound them over to the district court.
Church Struck By Lightning.
SvitAcusn , Nob. July 1C. [ Special Tel
egram to THE BEE. ] The stceplo on the
Methodist church hero was set on fire by
lightning last night. The stceplo was mostly
destroyed , but the prompt action of the fire
company saved the remainder of the build
SIDNEY , Neb. , July 15. [ Special Telegram
to THE Bnn. ] Colonel Daniel D. Johnson ,
formerly of Weeping Water , Neb. , nnd Mrs.
Mary ICinnoy , of Cass county , wcro married
hero this evening by County Judge Roboit
Shuman. The wedding took place in the
parlors of the Metropolitan hotel ,
Perkins County'n First Institute.
GIUNT , Neb. , July 11 | S : > "ialTn'pRran '
to THE BeE.l1hoar8t ) institute for Per
kins county assembled at Granttoday with
nn initial attendance of thirty teachers. Prof.
A. J. Andrews , of Hastingshas been securcc
Killed By Lightning. '
OOAM.ALA , Neb. , July 10. [ Special Telo-
ram to Tun BCE. ] Otto Creek , a young
man living five miles south of PAN ton , was
instantly killed yesterday evening by light
VAN WYCIt AT LIN WOOD.
A. Rousing Reception to the General
in Butler County.
LiNwoon , Neb. , July 10. To the Editor of
THE BEE : This day to Linwood has cer
tainly been a red letter one. General Van
Wyck spoke hero this afternoon for two
hours to nn open air audience. The republi
can club had spared no pains in making ready
for the "Grand Old Man , " and after the
speech was concluded "everybody felt more
than well paid for all the pains taken for his
This viclnty hos much pride in nnd
warm feeling for the general. It will bo
remembered that Butler , county two years
ago gave him " ,10) out of 2,400 on preference
for United States senator , and only await
another opportunity of recording votes In a
similar way on the same proposition. The
Insult dealt to Van Wyck by the corporation
mob is yet keenly felt by the farmers of
Butler county. The general , after hand
somely eulogizing our presidential nominees
as pure , great men , without spot or blemish
of characters , branched off on his well
studied theme railroads ruling the land
with an iron hand which was heartily ap
plauded from time to tlmo by the immense
audience. After concluding his speech half
an hour was spent In handshaking , in which
nil took part expressing their strong sym
pathy for the general in his great work.
In the evening at ! i:4 : > lho republican club
cscoitcdtlio general to the depot , wishing
him success In all his undertakings.
A BOOM fOIl GUOSSHANS.
Clay County Solid in Support of His
BUTTON , Neb. , July 1C. [ Special to THE
Bin. : ] Politics nro on in Clay county.
The county convention is called to meet the
4th of August. It will nominate two candi
dates for the legislature. It will nanio cloven
delegates to the state convention and a liito
number to a joint senatorial convention with
Hamilton county. Hamilton county Ib paired
with Clay under the new law , but Clay
has ono vote the most in joint con
vention nnd can name the senator
if she wants to. The candidates mentioned
for legislative honors in Clay art ) L. G.
Hunt , an attorney of Harvard ; William
Newton , a farmer of Harvard ; K. W.
Christy , a Inwver of Edgar ; and W. S.
Kandall of Fairilold. Sutton will ask for
nothing in county politics tills fall , but will
concede everything to the balance of the
county. The entire county will Join with
Sutton In sending the most enthusiastic
state delegation that ever went from
this county , to back Henry Gross-
hans , of Sutton , for state auditor.
Clay county never had a candidate
for a state olllco that received such a hearty
nnd earnest support from all her home peo-
pie ns does Mr. Grosshans this year. Ho waste
to well received four years ago in the state
convention , and came s > o near the nomination ,
and his candidacy this year has mut such u
favorable endorsement throughout the state ,
that the boys feel that he is a winner this
The "Wenther IndlciUlons.
Dakota Slightly cooler , fair weather , fol
lowed Tuesday afternoon by local rains.
Iowa Slightly cooler , rain , followed Tues
day night by warmer fair weather , Varia
Nebraska Stationary temperature , fol
lowed Tuesday night by warmer , fair
weather. Variable winds.
Went Through a lirldgr.
DENVCU , July 10. It is reported that an
express train on the Fort Worth road went
through a bridge near Clarendon Saturday
nlghtand that tbo engineer and ihcinuu
IN THE FIELD OF SPORTS ,
Chicago nnd Mllwnukoo Piny An
other Tlo Contest.
MINNEAPOLIS' BENEFIT GAME
Mny Itcsnlt In Keeping That Tcnnt in
the AHSoulntlon Davenport Itcndy
to Tnko Her Plncc Turf nnd
General Hportlnn Now * .
A Tlo AKK' ' " nt Mlhvnnkoo.
MILWAUKEE , July 10. [ Special Telegram
to Tin : BKK.J Milwaukee and Chicago
finished their series to day with n
ten Inning tie game. Cady , n newman
man , was In the box for Chicago. The
Milwaukee * found great dlnlrulty In hitting
him as they have with all pitcher * of late
Stevens pitched well for Milwaukee and the
game was Interesting throughout. The game
was called after the tenth Inning on account
of the players having to catch a tram. The
Milwaukee..0 0 9
Chicago 0 0 0 0 1 a 0 0 0 0 3
Earned runs Milwaukee 2 , Chicago 2.
Bases on balls Off Stevens , 1 ; off Cady , 5.
Struck out Lowe , Sterns , Hatmhan ,
Rhcims (2) ( ) , Gallagher , Snraguo , Cady (2) ( ) .
Two base lilts Lowe , Rhelms , Morlarty.
Double plays Settee and Fuller ; Cady ,
Hoover and Schoneck.Vllu pitches Stev
ens 2 , Cady 2. Umpire Brcnan. Tlmo
MlnncnpollH Como to Stny.
ST. PAUL , July 10 , [ Special Telegram to
Tun Br.n.J It has been urotty definitely set
tled that the Minneapolis ciub will not drop
out of the Western association , A benefit
game has been arranged for next Saturday ,
or which tickets are soiling rapidly nt $10
ach. The management expects to dlsposo
f at least 5,000 of them to-day. Right Fielder
Jwi'ti Patton and a money consideration was
raited to St. Paul for Pitcher John Sowders.
Inimgcr Gooding will endeavor to secure
nether first class pitcher. Patton will prob-
bly cover the left garden for the Apostles.
Knocking For AdnilNHlon.
DAvr.Ni-oiir , In. , July 10. [ Special Tele-
ram to THE DEC. ] The base ball enthusl-
sts are endeavoring to secure the Mlnncap-
lis franchise and enter the Western nssocia-
ion. They will bo represented at the nieot-
ig to-morrow nt Minneapolis , and If a satis-
netory schedule can bo arranged will prob-
bly take the franchise and leave the Intor-
Ycstrrday'H Wlniiut-H in the National
Ijon no Contests.
INDIANAVOMS , July 10. Result of to-day's
ndianapolls 0 3
Washington. . . .0 00000000 0
Pitchers Boyland nnd Whitney. Base
ills Indianapolis 8 , Washington 0. Er-
ors Indianapolis 0 , Washington 4 , Um-
) ire Valentine.
PiTTsiiuiiu , July 10. Result of to-dny's
Pittsburg 0 00000000 0
Philadelphia. . . . ! ) 0000000 1-/1 / ;
Pitchers Staloy for Pittsburg , BufnL'ton / !
for Philadelphia. Base hits Pittsburg 4 ,
PhtladcIuhiaS. Errors Pittsburg 1 , Phila
delphia 2. Umpire Casey. *
J.uly 4 G. Result of to-day' *
ihlrapo 0 0 2 0 0 ' 2V 0 0 0 < 4
New York 0 0-13
Pitchers VnnHaltren and Baldwin for
hlcago , George and Kccfe for Now York.
Base hits Chicago 5. NewYork 14. Er
rors Chicago 9 , Now York 2. Umpire-
Micky Welch , of the Now York club.
DETKOIT , July -Rcsult of to-day's
Detroit 0 0000003 * 8
Boston 1 0000 1000 3
Pitchers Gctzein for Detroit , Sowders
for Boston. Base hits Detroit 10 , Boston 4 ,
Errors Detroit 1 , Boston 3. Umpire Kelly.
Bancroft 10 , Coppl.i 12.
BANCUOI-T , Neb. , July 10. [ Special to Tim
[ 3ui.l ! The game of base oall yesterday bo-
, wccn the Bancroft club nnd the Copplo nine-
resulted In a score of 12 to 10 in favor of tha
Bancroft boys. Pitchers , Malbach aud Cop
plo. Umpire , Sinclair.
Yesterday's Winners oi'tlio Brighton
Bench I'nrsc-i. V
BIMOHTON BHACII. July 10. The following
events took place here to-day :
Three-quarters of a milo Burton won ,
Pilot second , Gcorgio C third. Time llbW. :
Tlnce-quartcrs of u milo Trix nnu Wil
fred Jay ran n dead heat in 1:18Jf. Sweety
third. In the run off Trix won. Tlmo
Oau mile Una B won , Fcrg ICylo second.
Blessed third. Time 1:44J < .
Seven-eights of n milo Autumn Leaf won ,
Obelisk second , Andy Mack third. Tlmo
Ono and one-quarter miles Bordelals won ,
Peg Wellington second , Climax third. Tlmo
Ono and ono-cighth miles Cruiser won ,
Barnu'm second , Subaltern third. Time
Scotland WhiH the Troplipr.
LONDON , July 10. Scotland won the inter
national trophy In the rifle contest at Win >
DIMjON MAY DIE.
If Ho Docs Ireland Will Make Eng.
IJcw YOUK , July Id. ( Special Telegram to
TIIK Her. . ] Dr. P. O. Dwyer Russell , of
Limerick , Ireland , nn Intimate friend of
most of the Irish parliamentary loaders , who
has been in this country the last two weeks
on a pleasure trip , will return to Ireland in a
few days. Ho told a reporter to-day that
just before sailing for New York ho mot
John Dillon , M. I' . , at Euston station , Lon
don , oij Ills way to Ireland to servo n tnrm of
six months' Imprisonment Imposed upon
him under the Balfour coercion net. "John
Dillon looked poorly four years
ago , " said Dr. Russell , "when ho'
came to this country and stayed
in Colorado for two years for the benefit ot
his health , but lie did not look half so bad as >
when I saw htm on the way to prison. There
wasn't n bit of flesh on his boucs and ho was.
almost as pale as paper. "
"Will he live through his tcrml"
"I am greatly afraid ho will not. If prison f
rlgpr bo applied during the six months U will >
surely kill him. " *
"What political effect will that have ! "
"I shudder to think of it. Not all the mod " \
erate counsels of all the moderate leaders in \4.
Ireland or out of Ireland would suffice to * !
keep the people within bounds. Balfour Is
heartless , and that , I nm certain , is the very * i
result he is playing for. "
Vlxihln Supply Statement.
CHICAGO , July. 1 ( > . The visible supply
of grain lu the United States and Canada , '
for the week ending July 14 , as compile
by the Chicago board of trade , is as f allows t
Corn 9aJ3,000 :
Oats , . . . 8,4fi8COa
Jlandall Much Hotter.
\ \ AMIISOTOX , July 10. Randall is reported
much better to-night. At 10 o'clock to-night
tticro had been no recurrence ol th hemorr
hages , '
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