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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE.
EIGHTEENTH YEAE. OMAHA. SATURDAY MORNING. AUGUST 11. 1888. NUMBER 58.
ELAINE BACK IN AMERICA ,
Mot by the Reception Committee
Off Sandy Hook ,
HE HAS A PLEASANT VOYAGE.
Greeted With Cheer After Cheer an
the VCHHC ! Steams Up the liny
A lice-option nt Miull-
The Plumed Knlirht Homo Again.
NKW YOKK , August 10. The steamer
Btnrin , which wns substituted for the Sam
Sloan , took the Bliiluo reception party from
Pier 18 at 7:03 : thin morning , mid readied
quarantine nl 7:48. : About 8 o'clock the City
of New York was met outside the Narrows
mid both vessels stuntucd up the bay. As
noon as Blalnu's form was made out cheer
nfter cheer arose from the deck of the Stnrin ,
to which ho responded with repeated bows. Ho
was nattily dressed In n dark cutaway coat ,
light trousers and brown derby hat. The
Chicago Blalno club's little tug had
been the first to greet tlio steamer us it came
up the bay. Cnppa's band on board the
Sturln played "Homo Again , " "Home , Sweet
llomo" and "Tlio Star Spangled Banner , "
whllo advancing up to quarantine.
At 0:1G : both vessels came to anchor and
Blalno got on board the Starln , accompanied
by Whltelaw Held und Mr. Pool. Tlio ves
sels then resumed their Journey up the North
river , the Sttirin leading , and both hand
somely decorated with Hags and bunting , the
tugs in the harbor blowing salutes us they
Mr. Hartlctt , in behalf of the reception
committee , delivered an address of welcome ,
to which Mr. Blalnc responded as follows :
"Mr. President and Gentlemen of
the Republican Club and Fellow Citi
zens To cnablo you to appreciate
this welcome , each and every one of you
should bo absent from homo and country
' for n long period of fourteen months.
I am sure you can have Httlo conception of
the great gratification of that instant whun
I saw the shores of tlio great republic. I
cannot tell you how deeply grateful I am to
bo remembered in this manner by you and
these assembled gentlemen. "
After alluding with some feeling to the
death of General Sheridan , ho continued :
"Tho campaign on which you are about to en
ter should bo prefaced , if that wcro possible ,
by every voter in the .United States seeing
what I have eecn and hearing what I have
heard during the last year. The pro
gress of the campaign in the United
States is viewed from a European
standpoint with interest as profound ns it is
In the United States. It is the opportunity
of England. It is the long looked-for orc.i-
sion upon which the cheaper labor and
cheaper fabrics of the old world expect to in
vade the now world and lower
the wages of American workingmen
to the European otandard. It ia
not a contest of capital against capital ; ills
not a contest of partisan against partisan.
It Is much higher than either of these. It
transcends all party motive. Whether
the great mass of American cit
izens who earn . their bread by
the sweat of their brow shall bo seriously re
duced in their element from day to day that
is the whole pith and moment of this ques
tion .Anything that diverts the question
from that single point is a weakening
of the campaign. I say here as I hope to
say with much more elaboration I say hero
that the wages of the American laborer cannot -
not bo reduced excel it wltn the consent and
the votes of the American laborer himself. "
In closing ho said : "lean only add my
fervent thanks to each and every member of
tlio club , and to all my friends , for the gen
erous and joyous welcome they have ex
tended to mo in the harbor of Now York. "
During his speech ho was interrupted rc-
'peatedly bv chcrrs , and nt its conclusion ho
was heartily cheered.
Addresses wcro presented by William Fitz
gerald , president of the worklngmon's pro
tective league , and by Mnrat Hiilstcad on
behalf of the younc men's lilnino club of
Cincinnati , nt the conclusion of which Mr.
Blalno held a rcccptlou in the ladies' saloon
and shook hands with a number of his
Uluino was asked by n reporter ns to what
part ho would take in the campaign. Ho re
plied that ho could say nothing ut present.
Ho did not think that ho would go outside of
his stnto until after the state election there ,
in September next. When nslccd about his
health , ho said that ho was perfectly well.
The Sttirin , meanwhile , was steaming up
North river , escorted by the police boat pa
trol , the Chicago Blnino club's tug , and other
vessels , while a constant scries of shrill
whistles from the htcamboatH it passed
marked its progress to the pier at Twenty-
second street and North river , whcro Bluiuo
nnd the party disembarked.
The corridors of the Fifth Avcnuo hotel
wore crowded by prominent republicans who
had gathered to greet Blulno on his arrival
thoro. Among those most prominent wcro
Lcvl P. Morton , Whltelaw Reid , William
Walter Phelps , Murat Hnlstcad , Chairman
Quay , of the national committee , nnd Thomas
C. Platt. Blttino arrived shortly after 11
o'clock , and was greeted with cheers. Ho
wont immediately to his room.
At 1 o'clock the members of the republican
national campaign committee , headed by
Chairman Quay of Pennsylvania , and vice
Chairman Clarkson of Iowa , filed into the
room to pay their respects to the republican
This evening a serenade and reception was
tendered to Bialno at Madison square. Before -
fore sunset people commenced to patbcr on
the curbs and among the trees of the park ,
Wealthy merchants who could not obtain
Boats on the stand jostled ugainst the poor
worklngtncn. each vielng with the other to
aeowho could cheer the loudest. Cappa's
full band was there and the crowds joined
in every air with u chorus of cheers.
Clubs and hotels were Illuminated with
fireworks added another clement to the
excitement of the scene. Meanwhile tlio
corridors of Fifth nvcnuo wcro crowded
with prominent people , nil waiting to sco
Blalne. About 9 o'clock ho appeared , lean
ing on the arm of the republican candidate
lor vlco president , and walked down the
main stairway. Ho was met by Police Cap
tain Keill.v und n t > qund of patrolmen , who
immediately formed n hollow bquaro and
thus escorted Blaina to the grand stand.
When the crowd Hlghtod the guest of the
evening there rose upon the air deep ,
hearse murmurs that swelled into a
cheer. The crowd seemed to Imvo
gene wild in the excess of their
enthusiasm. Hlaino bowed his acknowledge
ments , und seemed deeply affected. When
lie reached the reviewing stand another wild
burst of cheering shook thuuir. When quiet
was llnully restored , David Healy , on behalf
of the workingmcn of Now Yorlc , read nu
address. Substantially the address is as fol
James G. Blalne , Our First and' Best
Loved Follow Citir.cn : On behalf of the
working people of America wo bid
you welcome homo. In nn especial
manner nro the wngo vvorkers and
producers of Alnerfca permitted to ask
Xjjr precedence In welcoming you thus on
your landing and to take counsel with you
upon the pressing issues of the hour affect
ing the Immediate interests of their homes
nnd families , and us to whether wo would bo
doing our duty to our families or to our coun
try by voting to muko our industrial markets
a world's common , and trusting to the possi
bility of our competing with these foreign
cations-ill the markets for which it is now
proposed to surrender our own. In according
the courtesies extended to you by foreign
governments and statesmen you Imvo not
committed the erior of confounding the
pplcndor of the court- with the happiness
of the people , nnd wo seek your
ndvlco , conlideut that your Judgment has not
LcCn T7rl > u'l ' by foreign Influences , and that
yourcounsol will bo untainted by selfishness
and frco from sophistry , and that it will rep
resent the best interests of the repsl'llo. and
therefore of American labor. Our conscience
assures us that should your advice bo ac
cepted by this country the enemies of our
( rco institutions , in' Fort Sututcr or St.
Jainc , shall not have it to say again that
they humbled the flag of this supreme and
"Wo find these who nro seeking the over
throw of our protective system repenting to
the working people the charge that 'protec
tion does not nrotect , ' and they point to our
great industrial centers , where many are
found in poverty nnd out of employment.
Wo appeal to you to turn the light of your
experience and Judgment upon this problem
with a view to reassuring the wage workers
and all patriotic cltl/ons who may bo in-
Huf need by the sophistries of these who regard
gard with contempt the legitimate efforts of
working people to bettor their condition and
maintain a higher standard of wages and
hold the comforts than prevail in Eutope.
There luu not been during that period an
openly avowed determination by any political
party to overthrow the protective system until
the present administration throw down the
To this Mr. Hlaliio responded : "Mr. Chair
man : It would bo considerable egotism on
my part to take this mnginllrcnt demonstra
tion ns personal , altogether to myself. It
'iithcr ' Hiirnlllos the great popular Interest lu
ho question upon which 1 am supposed at
.cast to have u consistent record and an earn-
: st zeal. And you have before you u contest
n which that great issue Is to bo settled by
ho American people for perhaps an indell-
ilto period , one way or tlio other. The year
SsT was prosperous and thu president nt its
iloso proposed a radical change In the Indus-
rial system which had produced that great
prosperity , and slnco that day there has boon
lonfnsion In the commerce and manufactor
ies of the United States. The question before
ho American people is whether ho
mil his administration shall bo sustained
n that movement. Against the republicans
laving the best cause , they have nominated
.ho best men. They have given to you for
resident ti man of sound experience , heroic
ecord in war , great purity of character ,
Ljreut firmness and worthy of the best days
if administration In this country , and you
: iuvo associated with him u man whom to
Sfew Yorkers 1 need not further describe
ban to say that his name is Lev ! P. Morton ,
a man of most generous character , intelli
gent comprehension of affairs and the widest
und most statesmanlike views on all public
luesttons pending before the American pco-
ilo. Against this you have two gentlemen of
iVhom 1 would not speak In terms other than
.hose of rntiro personal respect. Of their
, 'icu presidential candidate 1 have a friend of
many years' standing and I am a
personal admirer of Judge Thurman. But I
beg you to observe that nt a critical period
'n this country the vice president , George M.
Dallas , in casting a vote in a tied bcnntc , Uc-
stroyed the protective tariff of 1H1L' . If you
ilo not prevent them Thurman will bo in a
position to re-enact the vote of George M.
Dallas in 184" . Therefore the more amiable
: iml more able a man may be , the more will
bo his influence before the American people.
"Now , gentlemen , I know that in discuss-
ug the question of u protective tarilT wo are
always pointing out what England is doing.
I have lately been in England for
Homo months , and 1 found a very great
difi'crcnco of opinion upon almost all ques
tions. But there is one opinion they arc
united on , and that is that lion. Grover
Cleveland , president of the United States ,
embodies in his person the regular form of
revenue and free trade for the United States
which thov like. Now I have no objection to
their right of opinion , nor do I intend to
speak disrespectfully of the English , for I
have rcceivod at their hands a very graceful
nnd cordial hospitality which 1 would bo u
churl not to acknowledge before an Ameri
can audience. But that docs not nllect
pending conditions that the American people
ple Una their interest in one policy , and that
the English want to change that policy so us
better to conform to their interests. And
that , gentlemen , is the priuio question before
you at the next November election.
"I nm glad this meeting is called in the
name of the laboring people , because this
quostlou is from Jlrst to last , from skin to
. ore , u question of labor , if you will ugreo
to live in as poor a house and cat as poor
food and receive ns low wages as the people
of England receive , wo can produces as
cheap goods ns a democratic administration
wants to see. But it will bo otherwise if
you wish to bettor your condition , and
want the industrial system of pro
tected interests that prevail in this
country now , to bo maintained. The savings
of the wage-workers of England , Scotland
and | Ireland nro not near us great as Ho
to-night in the savings banks of Massachu
setts to the credit of the wage-worker of
that small state. If you turn the administra
tion of this republic to-day into free-trade
channels you may not expect these great
savings' , for you will put our laboring men
throughout the country into com
petition with the laboring men
of Great Britain , and in five or
ton years you will make them ns poor on this
side us they are on the other sldo of the
"I will not In this campaign stop to nrguo
the question upon any other basis. I have
no personalities to indulge inno sores to heal.
I would rather Imvo yo.ir cordial , heart-felt
sympathy and welcome than any oflico you
core to bestow upon wo. But in this canvass ,
in which I shall take a gro.iter or less part ,
I shall hold this question from beginning to
end as .n question that interests every mnn ,
woman "und child in tills country that depends -
ponds upon daily labor for dally bread.
There is no need to make nny la\vs to protect
capital capital always takes pare of Itself
nnd gets n full share. But there uro laws
that can clovuto the condition of tno laboring
man , and there nro laws that can degrade
him , nnd the remiblican party hu : stood for
twenty-live years , nnd it will stand , I be-
llovo , with the blessing of God und the will of
tlio American people , twenty-live years moro ,
upholding and maintaining tlio laboring mnn ,
for n government which takes care of the
bono and sinew and working inusclo ot the
laud is taking care of the men who created
wealth in the country , nnd who nro therefore
entitled to the patronage and protection of
"Now , gentlemen , you represent n critical
state ; you represent the state of New York.
Your votes are to tell in that issue and your
votes can be decisive upon that ouo issuo. Do
not bo diverted from that ono question by a
side itsuo. Do not bo mislead by potty
squabbles on this or that small issue , orupou
personal questions of abuse on the ouo bund
or the other , but pivo your votes as in
dependent laboring men nnd give them
for the interests of your own homes
your own firesides , mid thereby for the great
interests of n great rcpublio. I never , Mr.
Chairman , thought of that republic as I do
to-night. I have seen tiio other nido ; I have
devoted many of the last fourteen months to
seeing thu condition of labor and laboring
men in the other hemisphere , and I suy with
out fear of contradiction that in no country
of Europe , in no part of Europe , or part of
any country is the condition of labor com
parable to that which it holds in the United
States. Are you willing to glvo up that po
sition , or are you willing to maintain it ) You
can maintain it by a strong pull and a long
pull und u pull all together for Harrison nnd
Tlio crowd broke into wild and tumultous
cheers as Blalno concluded , and again taking
the arm of Morton ho walked back to the
Blaine will leave for the cast nt 8 a. in. on
Monday. His intention of starting tomorrow
row was changed out of respect to the fu
neral of General Sheridan.
The Immigration. Investigation.
NEW YOIIK , August 10. O'Donnovnn
Rossn was a witness for the immigration in
vestigation committee this morning. Ho
told what ho knew about the sending of ex-
convicts from English prisons. Ho said that
the worst thieves nnd convicts of England
were anxious to come to America. The gov
ernors of prisons persuaded thorn to go.
After a recall of Witness Xoltner relative to
the immigration of Husslan Jews , Mr. Ford
said that official duties called him to Wash
ington and that the committee would ad
journ until Tuesday next.
A New Distance Tariff.
CHICAGO , August 10. The roads interested
in Iowa trafllo agreed to-day to adopt a now
dlstanco tariff for the state , to go into effect
August 13. Tlio rates LOW in effect uro con
siderablyreduced by the .new schedule , the
objectottu2 reduction being to harmonize
rates within the stale TrHl ! tioso ol inter
MAXWELL MEETS HIS MAKER ,
The St. Loula Murderer Pays the
Penalty for His Orimo.
PRELLER'S DEATH IS AVENGED.
Henry Tjntulrarijnuiichcd Into Ktcr-
nlty on tlio Same Gallows-
How They Spent Their hast
Hours On Earth.
Two Murderers Executed.
ST. Louia , August 10. [ Spsclal Telegram
to TUB Bsn. ] Maxwell was hung at 9 o'clock
to-day. At daylight ho turned to ono of the
deputies and said : "I wish that telegram
would come. "
"Do you cxpiot a telogramJ" was the re
"I do , and I know it will bring mo good
At 5:50 : Maxwell and Laudgraf s.xt down to
TIlEllt I'lNAI , MEAL ,
which had been prepared by the Jailer's wife.
Each was served with llko dishes , and the
breakfast oanslstud of fried oysterj , fried
eggs , hot busuults and pancakes , with jolly ,
bread and butter and coffee. Maxwell par
took of the repast quite sparingly. As ho
sut at the table It was plain to see that all of
his assumed indltTorouco had departed and
HIS l'\CE WAS 1IIANCIIUI ) ,
while n troubled , hnanted look hud taken pos.
session of his keen eyes. Ho was evidently
growing weaker nod had lost all hope of
staying the executioner's hand. Laudgraf
maintained the same old stolid look.
AtS:4 : Sheriff Harrington , preceded by a
detail of police , entered the inner yard of the
jail und the sheriff entered Maxwell's cell ,
whore he and Landgraf had boon placed to
gether , nnd announced that
TUB I'lNUj MOMBNT H U > ARRIVED.
Maxwell paled and pulled his lingers nerv
ously. His was the first death warrant read ,
and ho stood up and heard his doom calmly ,
though ho was plainly growing weaker all
the time. While his arms were being pinioned
Maxwell bit his lower lip and gulped sovcral
At 8:10 : Martin received the following tele
gram from Fauntleroy , dated Jefferson City ,
Mo. , which wns delivered to Maxwell : ' 'The
irovernor has received another telegram from
Minister West , but ho persists in the same
position. Hold on us long us possible , ns wo
may hear iu time. My heartfelt sympathy
to the accused and his loved ones. Wire my
The receipt of this telegram created quite
n sensation , as it was the general opinion that
the governor would grunt at least a brief
TO THE GALLOWS.
The procession to tlio scaffold was then
formed , Father Titian walking between Max
well nnd Lnndffraf , preceded by Sheriff Har
rington and deputies and followed by the
police , reporters and witnesses. As Maxwell
passed through the inner yard ho walked
Irmly butslowly. His face looked pinched and
Irawn , of ashen blue , and his eyes wcro
swollen. Ho glanced about him pitcously ,
ils lips twitched. There was no time lost in
reaching the scaffold , which the condemned
ascended without assistance. Maxwell was
then asked if ho had anything to say , aud in
an almost inaudible tone responded , "No. "
AN AWFUL LOOK OF DESPAIR
on Maxwell's face as the cap hid it from
view , and his knees showed weakness.
The nooses were adjusted quickly , and nt
! :50 : the drop fell. Lamlgraf never moved nor
did n muscle twitch. Not so with Maxwell.
When ho foil his breast heaved convulsively
and his limbs were drawn upward , while the
spectators were shocked by
ASTttEAM OF 1JI.OOD
pouring down the right breast of | his coat ,
which wns afterward found to have boon
caused by n cut on the nose inflicted by the
rope m some mysterious way.
MAXWELL'S AUIIIIESS TO THE PEOPLE.
At un early hour this morning Maxwell
gave to the press nu address , of which the
following is a part :
"To the People of England : My English
countrymen will doubtless remember the
cjroat boasts ttiat have now and at all times
been made by the American people in regard
to the fair and just way in which they treat
all people. Satisfied that you nro not
acquainted with the unlawful , un
just utid unfair way In which I have been
treated , since you uro accustomed in England
to see justice administered impartially in the
courts , the examination of the records in my
case will show that the prosecution resorted
to every unfair means In their power , oven
to erimo itself.1
Ho then went on to detail several Instances
in which ho alleged fraud had been practiced
by the prosecution , nnd declared that if lie
should die ho would suffer the penalty of the
law without having had a fair trial.
HE THANKS HIS COUNSEL.
When Martin loft the cell of his con
dcmued client , after having notiliSd him that
all hope was gene , Maxwell desired
him to personally thank Fauntlerov for
him nnd bunded a letter to Martin
for Geresche , in which he thanked Gorescho
for the efforts made to sccuro his pardon.
THE CI'.OWPS ON TIIK HOUSE-TOPS
surrounding the Jail yard where the execu
tion took place remained patiently in their
elevated positions from 5 o'clock this
morning until the hour of execution. The
number of spectators admitted to the jail
was unusually biuall. For the first time in
thu history of the St. Louis Four Courts.tclo-
graph instruments wore , placed in the build
ing by the Associated press und the loading
papers of the city for the prompt transmis
sion of news to the public.
To-day Maxwell finished a document Which
lie called his dying statement , hi it lie re
asserts his Innocence of the willful killing of
Proller , and then gives an epitome statement
of the case as heretofore published.
The crime for which Landgraf suffered the
death penalty was committed tlio night of
March 5 , lSS."i. The victim was his sweet
heart , Annie Tischo , a beautiful girl less
than eighteen years old , whom ho murdered
because of his jealousy.
A Ilnvishor Lynched.
NASHVILLE , Tenn. , August 10. Amos Mil
ler ( colored ) , who outraged Mrs. Scott , in
Maury county , two months ago , was taken
from the court room at Franklin , Tonn , to
day , by a mob of fifty men and huugcd to the
balcony of the building.
A Delaware Kxccution.
NEW CmLE , Del. , August 10.-Charles
Ricdol was hanged nt 12:42this : afternoon for
ttio murder of his wife and child last Sep
THR EflIIGllANT UATE3.
The Alton Refuses to Acquiesce In the
CHICAGO , August 10. General Passenger
Agent Charloton , of the Chicago & Alton
road , has addressed u circular to the general
passenger nents of western competing lines ,
In which ho refuses to acquiesce iu the re
ductions which have been made by the east
ern trunk lines in emigrant rates. In doing
this ho culls attention to the fact that for
eigners should not bo given special and better
rates than these accorded to American citi
zens. He concludes with a warning that if
the lines to which the letter is directed
carry out Mr. Pierson's recent suggestion
for a reduction , the Chicago & Alton will
mako'suitable cuts on first and second cla--3
THE KXOLISH PAULIAMHXT.
The Parnell Bill IXsousscd In the
HOIIHO or Lords.
LONDON , August 10. In the house of lords
to-day Lord Salisbury moved n second read
ing of the Parnell commission bill. In recent
years , he said , agitation lu Ireland had gone
on two parallel lines. Ouo party proposed tenet
net constitutionally , nnd to a certain extent
so acted. The other party was connected
with crime , violence , intimidation , mutila
tion and murder , which mentis were used to
Intimidate the constitutional opponents nnd
to force from England a concession which
England wns not prepared to grant. Ordi
narily the men accused of complicity In mur
ders tried to clear themselves legally , but Iho
gentlemen Incriminated refused to take that
course , although the government offered
them every assistance In Its power. Instead
of tukiug the cuso Into the coui ts the gentle
men accused proposed to refer the matter to
n committee ot the house , a course which
was not approved cither by the government
or by the house.
Baron Herschcll Indignantly repudiated
Lord Salisbury's Insinuation on his ( Hersch-
ell's ) late colleagues for having taken In the
liouso n course which , holding the views they
did , they were bound to take. The commis
sion bill was unfortunate in its origin , scope
ami object , nnd lu tlio incidents connected
with its passage through tlio house of com
mons. The measure formed n novel prece
dent , and ono that was fraught with danger.
Ho strongly protested against the doctrine
that If newspapers brought charges against
a public man the accused person must bo
guilty if lie did not immediately sue for libel.
Tlio speaker said that tlio government had
offered Parnell n hard alternative of cither
accepting such a commission or incurring reproach
preach for shirking an inquiry.
A Slight Advance Noted in the Con
dition of Corn.
WASHINGTON , August 10. The department
of agriculture reports a small advance lu the
condition of corn , from 03 last mouth to 05,5.
Rains have been generally seasonable , though
in excess in some districts nnd deficient in
some others. In Massachusetts , the Curo-
llnas , Delaware and Now York the condition
is reduced by local drouths. In tlio south
west there * has been nn improvement , and n
largo crop is already assured. In the corn
states a high condition prevails , with some
advance over the figures of last month. Ttio
percentages of tlio states of tlio central val-
levuro : Kentucky OS , Ohio OS , Indiana nil ,
Illinois 00 , Iowa US. Missouri 04 , Kansas 01 ,
and Nebraska 00. There will bo a heavy
crop in this region , us is usually and natur
ally extracted iu u seasonable year following
ono of extreme drouth. A high condition of
maize also prevails m the northern border
states and territories , Dakota standing lowest
at 84. Spring wheat has fallen from its high
position of a month ago. Chinch bugs stand
at the head of disasters reported , involving
moro or loss Wisconsin , Minnesota , Iowa and
Nebraska and in places doing serious dam-
ago.High temperature , excessive rains , blights ,
rusts and army worms are locally reported ,
evidently without seriously reducing tlio
general condition. Dakota stands highest
with an average of 01 , a loss of seven points.
Reported yields run un extreme range from a
few bushels to 40 per cent. Ttio reduction of
percentage in Minnesota is from 04 to 85 , in
Wisconsin from 01 to 83 , in Iowa from 0" to
84 , in Nebraska from 03 to 84. The crop of
Washington , Colorado and other territories
and of Now England is good , aud fair in
northern Illinois , northern New York and in
the high latitudes and altitudes of winter
wheat states. Tlio general condition lias
boon reduced from 05.9 > to 87.8 during July.
The changes that have occurred in the gen
eral averages of other crops duriiiL' the
month are : Oats from 05.2 to 01.7 , barley
from 01 to 80 , spring rye from 0.8 to 01.4.
MILLIONS ALMOST IN SlGliT'
The Sunken Sloop Braak at Last
Thought to Bo Located.
PHILADELPHIA , August 10 [ Special Tele
gram to THE BEE. ] Dr. Seth Pencoast , who
has spent S 12,000 in the past two years trying
to locate the sunken English sloop of wur
Braak , came up from the breakwater yester
day morning. After remaining at his homo
long enough to write some telegrams ho hur
ried to the Broad street station and took the
train for New York , Ho is excited over a
discovery made by Captain Charles A.
Adams und Lieutenant George P. Blow , of
the navy . who are positive they have at last
located the Bruak , which was supposed to
have on board $10,000,000 in gold and silver
when she wont down on the 23th of May ,
1703. The feteamboat City of Long Branch ,
which was fitted up at an expense
of several thousand dollars , loft this city ten
days ago thoroughly equipped to spend tlio
summer nnd next winter searching for the
sunken sloop. Captain Adams , who hns been
in the and Lieutenant
navy twenty-five years ,
ant Blow , had charge of the expedition. All
the necessary charts and nautical implements
were furnished by the government. The dis
covery of the sloop was made late Tuesday ,
when a diver brought up a petrified piece of
teakwood , of which the Braak was built.
The grappling irons were covered with verdi
gris. Strong evidences were found that the
irons had como in contact with the copper
which was on the Braak at the time she
sunk. The City of Long Branch lies directly
over the supuosed wteck. The irons were
lowered In twelve fathoms of water , three-
quarters of a mile ouufrom tlio breakwater.
The search will bo rciicwed with redoubled
vigor uow. The explorers uro very sanguine.
NcbrnRka and Iowa Pensions.
WASHINGTON , August 10. [ Sppnial Tele
gram to THE BEE. ] Pensions granted NebrasKans -
brasKans : Increase Francis M. Rlckardo ,
Beatrice ; Amos \Vcstbrook , Somorford ;
Alfred T. Cinuquo , York ; Eliza W. Wells ,
Cowlcs ; Joseph Pollock , Arlington ; Allen O.
Vcrnan , Western : Martin Van Burcu Rico ,
Neligh ; Gilbert Cole , Pawnee City.
Pensions forlowans : Increase William J.
Sexton , New Sharon ; Richard B. Allendor ,
Hloomfield ; Alfred Liu-kins , Westloy ; John
D. Trobridgo , Mount Pleasant ; Rudolph
Brazor , Alia ; Thomas E. Biggs , Martins-
burg ; Lumau Jones , Toolesborough ; Giles
Latino , Garrison ; Levi Jurvis , Harland ;
David E. Cress , St. Charles ; Abram V.
Murry , Greoloy ; Nicholas Snyder , West
Point ; Wesley J. Hudson , Coldwator ; John
Cooper , Corydon ; William II. Locke , Rut
land ; Mondloy Holllstcr , Fairfleld.
WASHINGTON , August 10. [ Special Tele
gram to TUB BKE. | The extension of leave
of absence on surgeon's certificate of dis
utility granted First Lieutenant John Car-
land , Sixth infantry , Is still further extended
to September 80 on nCCSHBt of sickness.
Private Charles Smith , Company I , Rccpnd
Infantry , now in confinement at Fort Tottori ,
Dakota , will be discharged without character
from the service of the Unitou States to date
September 11 , ISbS , by the commanding of
ficer of that post.
The president to-day nominated Lieutenant
Colonel Nathan W. Osborne , of the Sixth
infantry to bo colonel of the Fifth infantry
and the consequent promotions.
Millionaire Crocker's Illness.
NEW YOIIK , August 10. [ Sjxjcial Telegram -
gram to THE BEE. ] A rumor was prevalent
in Wall street yesterday that Charles
Crocker , the California millionaire , was
lylutcat the point of death at his home in
San Francisco. It was also stated that Mrs.
Crocker was at the homo of her daughter ,
Mrs. J. W. Alexander , on Fifth avenue , and
was keeping the no\ys from her , fearing the
shock to her health , which was represented
to bo delicate. Henry M. Alexander , in his
office in the Equitable building , this morning
said : "Mr. Crocker had a slight attack of.
something that resembled pleurisy , but is
much improved and \voll on the way to re-
covery. Mrs. Crocker 'Is staying with her
daughter , but the health of thu latter is quite
WHEN WILL THEY ADJOURN
Indications That Congress is to Last
For Sonao Time Yot.
SHERIDAN LYING IN STATE.
Striking Simplicity ol' the Surround-
tniis The Cattle Combination In
quiry Postponed Speculation as
to General Balrd'sSuccessor.
The ConnrcHHlonal Outlook.
WASHINGTON HuiiKiu TIIKOMAIII BRE , )
513 FOUUTEBNTIISTHEET , , >
WASIIINOTON. D. C. , August 10. I
The prospects lor the adjournment of con
gress are dally growing less. Senator Pugh
to-night said that there would bo a very gen
eral debate upon the republican tariff bill In
the senate , and that the democratic sldo of
that body proposed to fall hard upon the bill
when it came before them for considcratlcn.
The twenty-nine senators who have already
spoken on the president's message will again
discuss the turilT from the standpoint of the
republican tariff bill. This promises to pro
tract the session beyond nil anticipation.
In addition it has developed that there is
almost certain to bo n deadlock on the
fisheries treaty. It will arise on the motion
to indefinitely postpone it , which is practi
cally that made by Senator Morgan. If put
to n vote It would doubtless bo defeated.
Tlio democrats , however , In the senate have
practically agreed to abstain from voting ,
thus preventing n quorum , and have decided
to pursue this plan whenever the question Is
taken up. Republican senators on the other
hand , insist that they will not bo driven to
abandon the final consideration of the treaty
by any such means , and declare that the mo
tion will bo regularly brought forward , no
matter how often defeated by such filibus
LTINO IN STATE.
Sovcral thousand people passed through
the aisles of St. Mutthow's ' church to-day to
view the catafulquo on which rested the re
mains of General Sheridan. The sumo ab
sence of display and ostentation which has
marked every oftlco for the dead since the
removal from Nonquitt charactori/ed the
lying in state. Some effort had been made to
drape the old church , but the drooping Jlags
and festoons of crape could not conceal the
cracked walls , the homely pc\vs and the
rusty carpet , worn with the knees of a gen
eration of worshippers. A single artillery
man stood iu Iront of the catafalque.
Two artillery officers sat silently in the
front pew. These , with a sentry at tlio open
entrance , comprised the military guard over
the body of the man who had led thousands
of armed soldiers , the greatest cavalryman
of modern times , the dashing trooper who
revolutionized in his branch of the army the
cavalry tactics of the age. In the galleries
two orderlies were tacking the folds of the
national colors across a great beam in the
wood work. On the floor straggling groups
of visitors passed slowly down thu aisle ,
Httlo knots dropping now and then upon their
knees , on the rude benches and in the pews ,
to offer a prayer for the departed soul. The
rattle of carriages on tlio hard street pave
ment alone broke the solemn stillness. Gen
eral Sheridan's body lies immediately in
front of the chancel to the loft of the throne ,
erected for Cardinal Gibbons. Tlio cata
falque which bears it is the same used for
the funeral ceremonies In honor of King Al
fonso. It Is so arranged as to give a full
view of the face of the casket which , how
ever , was not open. The handsome casket
was covered with the national flag. Across
its upper corner rests the dead general's
chapcau and upon it the well worn army
sabre which he swung at WIchcstor , fes
tooned with his old cavalry sash. Dcpend-
ing from the corners of the chancel above
huug the battlo-stalncd headquarters flaps of
the dead commander. As the morning were
on the visitors increased in number. The
homely simplicity of the scone struck
particularly the foreign visitors. They
unconsciously contracted it with the pomp
and pageant which in their own countries
characterized the lying in state of the mighty
dead. No lines of stoled priests knelt around
the bier. No ranks of soldiery in glittering
panoply guard the remains of their old com
mander. Men , women and children passed
in and out without formality or hindrance
aud worshippers bowed their heads and knelt
in prayers as they did every day when the
church was otherwise unoccupied. Republi
can simplicity and entire absence of display
marked the scene. In these simple arrange
ments Mrs. Sheridan has only
carried out the expressed wishes
of her dead husband ia prohibiting
anything llko a pageant. The daughter of a
soldier , the wife of a soldier , she has in
sisted that his funeral bo restricted to the
strictly military honors duo to the com
mander of the array. The regulations will
not bo exceeded aud the ceremonials will be
no more elaborate than if they occurred on
THE CATTLE COMBINATION INQUIIIY.
The special committee designated by the
senate , with Mr. Vest of Missouri at its head
and Mr. Mandcrson ns one of its members , to
visit Kansas City , St. Louis nnd points in
Iowa nnd Nebraska and the northwest to in
vestigate the cattle trade , will not begin jts
work this year. Chairman Vest says that
congress will remain in session so long that
there will bo no opportunity to attend to the
duties of this committee this year. Ho says
the senate will bo asked to continue the ex-
pcnso of the committeeaud the authority Im
posed in it , BO that it may pursue the Investi
gation after the adjournment of the next ses
sion ol congress. Ho states that the commit
tee expects to develop n good deal of interest
ing facts to ranchmen and farmers and cattle
tlo dealers , inasmuch as the rates and facili
ties for the tranportation of cattle , tlio local
and general trade and general combinations
and trusts will bo inquired into. It is ex
pected that there will bo ono or two sittings
of the committee In Nebraska.
I'EllbONAL TO CAPTAIN I1OU1IKE.
Captain John G. Bourke , who has been
appointed ouo of the uldcs at ttio funeral of
Sheridan to-morrow , was deputed this after
noon to receive Cardinal Gibbons at the rail
way station. The cardinal came over from
Baltimore and wus received with military
honors. There is a renewal of the report
that Captain Bourke is to succeed Inspector
General Bulrd. This evening's Critic says :
"General Absalom Baird , inspector general
of the army , will bo placed on too retired
list August 0. and gossip is rife concerning
his successor. Tbo names most prominently
mentioned in this regard are Captain Lawton -
ton of the Fourth cavalry aud Captain
Bourke of the Third cavalry , the Indian
fighter nnd writer. The chances are con
ceded in favor of the latter , as it is under
stood that Secretary Endicott favors his ap
pointment , "
It Is believed that the bill passed by the
senate to-day appropriating 125,000 for ttio
enco'Cracement of ttio use of tiax In the way
of manufnctdriaj ? binding twine , etc. , will do
much good in the direction indicated.
It is rumored to-night thSt General John
F. Fnrnsworth , of Illinois , is thought of by
the president for the Russian mission , to
succeed Minister Lathrop , of Michigan , re
signed. General Farnsworth served sovcral
terms in congress immediately before nnd
nfter the war as a republican , but ho has
been a democrat a number of years.
The president bus approved the hill author
izing the construction of a bridge across the
Missouri near Plattsoiouth.
Senator Manderson loft for Now York in
company with Mrs. Mandcrson , who will
1oln the Patrick coaching club to the moun
tains. The senator will return on Sunday or
Monday to the national capital.
In executive session this afternoon the
nomination of Frank Goldbralth of Al
bion , to bo land officer at Nollgh was con
firmed. PETHV S. HEATH.
Deaths From Flood ? .
BEKLIN , August 10. Advices from the
flooded districts report several deaths.
Fourteen people are missing in the Lauben
WA IIISOTOK , August 10. The senate pro
ceeded to business on the calendar , dispos
ing of bills to which no objection was made.
Among the bills passed was the senate bill to
ratlty nnd confirm the agreement with the
Indians of Fort Bcrthold agency , Dakota.
At 2 p. m. the senate proceeded to the con-
sldcrallon of Iho fisheries treaty In open ex-
Mr. Cull , who was to speak on the treaty ,
said ho was not prepared to do so to-day , and
suggested that thu mutter go over till Mon
day. Consent was given and the senate re
sumed consideration of legislative business
under unanimous consent to proceed with
bills on the calendar to which no objection
should bo made.
The senate bill reducing Iho postage on
fourth class matter to 1 cent for every three
ounces having been reached , Mr. Bock of
fered n substitute for it , making the postage
on first-class mail matter 1 cent an ounce
from January 1 next. Without action the
bill was laid aside.
The senate bill to regulate commcrco car
ried on by telegraph having been reached ,
Mr. Beck remarked that It was a very Im
portant bill , ami asked the chulrinuu of the
lutor-stato commerce committee whether the
report was unanimous.
Mr. Cullom stated that It wns. There had
been no disagreement whatever In the com
mittee on the subject. The bill was road _ in
full and passed without discussion , objection
or division. It Is the bill Introduced by Mr.
Spooner nnd reported back from Iho commit
tee on inter-stiito commcrco with amend
ments. Its provisions have been published.
The senate bill appropriating t.T,0H ( ) to Im
prove and encourage the cultivation and
manufacture of llux and hemp was passed.
The conference report OH the bill to aid
stale boldlers * homes , was presented and
The sonata then procepded to executive
business with closed doors and soon ad
journed till Monday.
WASHINGTON , August 10. In the house
Mr. Townshend of Illinois submitted the
conference report on the bill granting aid testate
state homes for disabled volunteers , nnd It
was agreed to. The provisions of the bill
nro extended to territorial homesand Its benefits -
fits nro confined to homes entirely under
state or territorial control.
Mr. Springer gave notice that ho would ask
the house on Tuesday next to proceed to
further consideration of the Oklahoma bill.
The house then went into committee of the
whole on the private calendar. Almost the
entire afternoon was consumed in Ihe consid
eration of the war claim bill , the discussion
turning upon the loyalty of the claimants.
No action was taken and the committee rose.
After passing half a dozen private bills the
house took n recess.
The house at its evening session passed
thirty-five private pension bills , and at 10:30 :
adjourned until Monday.
B.VIl FOU 1XVKNTOHS.
Much Unnecessary Delay In the
Issue of Patents.
WASHINGTON , August 10. [ Special to Tin :
BEE. ] The extraordinary delays in the issu
ance of patents caused principally by efforts
of the administration to economize often
bring about inconvenieneo nnd expensive
burdens to the inventors. A case is pending
iu congress which arose out of nn inexcusa
ble delay nt the patent olllco , which illus
trates the point in question. A Virginian
some time ago made application for a patent
on a cigarette machine. Soon after his pa
pers were filed in tlio patent oftlco in this
city application was made for patents on nn
invention in Germany , Belgium nnd other
countries. Although the patent was applied
for Iu September , it wns Juno before it wns
issued. It appears that the business in for
eign countries is expedited with much greater
rapidity than in the United Stales ,
and the foreign patents were issued before
the ono in the United States , although the
latter was applied for first. The American
laws provide that when any foreign patent
ante-dales an American patent for tlio sumo
invention , the American patent shall expire
with any such foreign patent , and it has
been decided by the supreme court that
when nny such foreign patent is lorfeited
the United States patent shall bo null and
The life of foreign patents is generally
about four or five years. By this bungling
and inexcusable delay in our patent office , it
will BO seen that the lifo of American pat
ents is frequently reduced from seventeen to
four or live years. It becomes necessary for
nn inventor to make application for a foreign
patent about the same time that ho docs for
his domcstlo patent , because ho exposes
his invention as soon as ho makes applica
tion for a domestic patent , nnd any rogue
can take it up und steal it by making applica
tion in his own name in a foreign country.
Congress , when it nets , is in favor of pro-
lecllng inventors in instances of this kind ;
but it frequently happens that , after an in
ventor hns lost about a dotfeu years on the
lifo of his patent by having the foreign pat
ent first , the delay in congressional ac
tion exposes the inventor's work to pirates ,
as nny ono can jump In and get a domestic
patent when the lifo of a foreign patent ante
dating the domestic patent expire * . Under
the circumstances it is wisdom for inventors
to not make application . for foreign patents
until the domestic patent is issued , even
though there is a good deal of risk run in fao
1/YING IN STATE ,
St. Matthew's Church Visited by
ThoiiHnmls pi' People.
WASHINGTON , August 10. At 8 o'clock this
morning Mrs. Sheridan , accompanied by
General und Mrs. IJucker , her father and
mother , Colonel Shcrldau raid other mem
bers of the family , entered St. Mutthew's
church , whcro the remains of the dead gen
eral lie in state. A special requiem mass
was celebrated by Father Kerrick. At the
conclusion of the service the church was
cleared and Mrs. Sheridan remained ulono
with her dead. As she- left the church , the
guard resumed their places und visitors wcro
again admitted. A steady stream of people
pouied in and out of the church all day. The
church will remain open until 8 o'clock to
morrow morning , the usual parochial mass
being celebrated at 7 o'clock.
MnrkH of Itcspcct.
CHICAGO , August 10. Mayor Koclio has
Issued uu order that all municipal depart
ments bo closed to-morrow , nnd that the
alarm bell bo tolled from 10iO ; : n. m. to 11:150 :
a. w. during the funeral of General Sheridan.
The postmaster general issued an order
this morning , closing the postofllccs between
the hours of 10 and 2 , August 11 , the day ol
The president has approved the act for two
additional associate justices of the supreme
court of Dakota ; also the act iu regard to the
marriage of Indian women and white men ,
nnd thu act authorizing a bridge across the
Missouri river near Pluttsmoulh , Neb.
Senator Call introduced a joint resolution
to appropriate $200,000 to bo paid out in the
, vllscrootion of the serotary of the treasury
for ths prevention and suppression of yellow
fever uiidor tSi ? conditions and regulations
to bo prescribed by tfiC : oretar.v of the treas
ury , any infected personal or C'.her ' property
which is communicating infection amiue-ise !
iu inter-state commerce , may bo con
demned. This condemned property , it is
provided , shall bo paid for out of thu money
appropriated by the resolutions.
The postmaster general has transmitted to
the secretary of the treasury the annual re
port of the second assistant postmaster general -
oral , which shows n deficiency for railway
transportation of $5G2,482.
The president to-day vetoed nine private
pension bills all of which originated in the
Iowa Postmaster Appointed.
WASHINGTON , August 10. [ Special Tele
gram to THE BCB.I Douglas Debard was
to-day appointed postmaster at Patterson.
Madison county , Iowa , vlco IIarvoyBrown , ,
removed , . . , ' . ,
TARRED AND FEATHERED HIM
Iowa Citizens Deal Suminnrlly With
iv Dastardly Brute.
ORDERED TO LEAVE THE TOWN.
He Bocoincs Delimit and Tlioy Pl
n Hope A round HlH Neck nuil
Jerk n Confession
" " From Him.
CUUSTO.V , In. , August 10. [ Special Tele
gram to THE BEE. ] The town of Shcnan-
leah , In Page county , is wild with excite-
nent over the attempted rape yesterday of
\ six-year-old daughter of F. .T. Pine by
Frank Phillips , also a resident of Shenandoah -
doah , aged twcnty-llvo. Phillips was placed
under arrest for the crime , and a medical ex
amination was held by physicians over the
Ittlo girl nnd proofs found that rape had
jcen attempted. A preliminary examination
was held before Justice Cutter , the little girl
tolling the facts of the crime with chlla-llka
nnooenco. The substance of her story is u
Phillips had met her on the street and had
enticed her into u barn , whcro the attempted
rupo was made. Failing in his purpose ho
threatened to take her lllo if site ever dared
expose what ho had done.
Phillips was to have been taken to Clar-
mda to the county jail last night , as the feel
ing in the city was greatly against him , and
reports of lynching and tar and feathers was
talked of freely , the officers failed to get
him to the train and ho was immediately
placed In the city Jail under a strong guard
for the night. About 10 o'clock a mob of 200
wen suddenly appeared at the back entrance
of the city jail. After strong resistance by
the city olllcors they broke down the back
door with n slcdco hammer and lore open
the door of the ca'go In which Phillips was a
prisoner. The mob took him from the Jail ,
stripped him , and applied a coat of tar and
feathers , after this they threatened a severe
threshing with n largo blacksnake whip.
During tlio proceedings lie refused to say a
n word about his crime , but pleaded
pitifully for life. The officers
rescued him from the mob nnd
again placed him in thecityjail. Ho was
warned to leave town but became defiant ,
and swore vengeance against the mob nnd
said ho would leave when ho got ready. This
created new excitement , and at U o'clock ten
determined and masked men entered the jail
nnd placing a ro o around Phillip ! ) ' nock led
him out into the street to a telephone polo.
Tlio rope was thrown up over the cross arm.
Ho was asked if ho was guilty , but ho claimed
that ho was innocent. He was hauled up and
let down , when ho confessed the crime. Ho
plead for his life und the mob released him
and demanded that ho leave town nt once- ,
which ho was glad enough to do. Phillips ,
it is claimed , is guilty of similar attempts be. *
fore with other little girls of about the same
ago us this ono.
A Famous Case Decided.
DBS MOINES , la. , August 10. [ Special Tele
gram to 'I'm : HII : : . ] Tlio somewhat famous
case regarding the publishing of the Iowa
supreme court reports has been Just ended by
a decision of Judge Henderson , refusing to
enjoin the state from carrying out its con-
tract. The law requires the executive coun
cil to make a contract for their publication
for u term of eight years. The council fixed
on 12 o'clock m. , May 31 , as the tlmo when
bids would bo closed. Most of the bids were
Illcd at 12 sharp , but the Mills Publishing
company of this city filed a bid at 12:42 : , and
the attorney general , when consulted ,
said that it would bo 13 until it
was 1 , and so the bid should stand ,
und the council thereupon awarded
it the contract. But the Slovens Publishing
company , of Columbia , Mo. , who otherwise
hud the lowest bid , contented this ruling of
the attorney general , and the council re
versed its action and gave It the contract.
Then the Mills compudy applied to the district
court for tin injunction to restrain the coun
cil from carrying out the contract , and tna
Judge overruled it on the ground that the
council bus discretionary powers to glvo the
contract to whom it pleases : ana , second ,
that suit against the council Is virtually a
suit against the state , nnd so cannot bo enler-
A Murder nt A ft on.
CUESTON , la. , July 10. [ Special Telegram
to TUB BEE.J A. H. Bolllnger shot nnij
killed David Arnold at Af ton , the county scaft
of Union county , this afternoon , between 3
ana 8 o'clock. Arnold was shot directly
through the heart nnd tiled instantly. TUQ
The trouble was partly un old feud existing
between the two men , but which had
been recently been revived by a liquotf
case. Last week Arnold , who has been
drinking und handling considerable liquor
of late , was arrested by u United States
marshal nnd taken to Council Bluffs for
trial. On his return to Aftou ho accused
Bolllnger of being the cause of his arrest.
A quarrel ensued in which Arnold seized
Bolllnger by thu throat. The latter shooic
him off nnd drew a revolver with the above
result. Bellinger gave himself up to the
authorities. Both uro old residents of Aftofl
and both have families. The murdered man
leaves u wife and three children.
The Irow ! 11 Poisoning Case.
MASON CITY , fa. , August 10. [ Special Telo-
grnm to THE BEE. ! The state occupied the
entire day in tlio Brown hearing , introducing
circumstantial evidence. The eivio is an ex
tremely hard ono , and It will tciko several
days before it can bo completed. Lcttcp
purporting to Imvo been written by Mrs.
Brown to hur friend , Mrs. Bessie Lake , at
Monticollo , containing what now appears to
bo very damaging testimony , will oo intro
duced In evidence to-morrow. It is generally
considered that the state hns n very strong
cuso against the accused , Mrs. H. E. Brown.
Struck By Lightning.
HEIINHGN , In. , August 10. [ Special Telegram -
gram to Tun BEE. ] Potion Bros.1 broom
factory was struck by lightning a. ' , 4 o'clock
this morning mid wns totally destroyed. In *
BUI unco ? 70u , in the Capital of 1)33 Moinei.
Charles Smoltzer's barn , four miles south of
bore , was also struck by lightning at the
same time und burned with horse * and furm
A Ilrhtgo Builder Drowned. I
Sioux CITV , la. , August 10. [ Special Tele
gram to Tnu Bcu. ] A workman on the rail
road bridge named Robert Powers to-day
fell from the trestle work 140 feet into the
river und was drowned.
Moro Suits Airnlnst the Ilondx.
Dus MOINCB , la. , August 10. Seven addi
tion nl suits Dgahtfat the railroads were Sled
Latest Huports From the Fevett
WASHINGTON , August 10. The president ot
the state board of health at Jacksonville ,
Fla. , telegraphs to-dpy th.at the yellow fever
is assuming an cpldonilo form. Tu'o SUi'ffcoJi
general is taking active steps to prevent"tha
spread of the disease. Instructions hava
been given for the establishment of fumlgat *
ing stations for all mail and buffgago from
the dangerous districts.
An Important Decision.
DULUTII , August 10. An important decls.
Ion of tlio assistant commissioner of the gene.
eral land oftlco was received to-day. It ro-
yokes the decision of Register Marble and
Invo vcs the title of the Byrns Iron claim la
the Yin-million region , worth from 1500,000 to
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