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    THE OMAHA DAILY
EIGHTEENTH YEAR OMAHA , THURSDAY MORNING. SEPTEMBER G. 1888. NUMBEK 84
TALKING OF ADJOURNMENT ,
A Resolution By Mr. Oatos Is Ro-
colvcd With Applause.
PREPARING ANOTHER SCREED.
Cleveland to Tnkc a Hand In the Dls-
ciiHHlou For llln Own Purposes
New York ( Solid For the
Ilcimhllcnns.
Slay Adjourn This Month.
WASIIINOTOX HirnntUTiii : OMMIA. BEE , )
5ii : FOURTEENTH STIIKET , V
WASHINGTON , D. C. , Icpt. 5. )
Thu introduction in the house to-day by
Mr. Dates of Alabama of a Joint resolution to
adjourn congress on Thursday , the 20th inst. ,
was roundly applauded and has created
enough talk in both branches of congress to
warrant one in making the prediction that
congress will adjourn with in the next four or
five weeks. Thcro is no doubt whatever that
the democrats In the senate do not intend to
permit the republicans to pass n tariff bll
before- the November elections. They
fear the result In the house. They are
afraid that If the senate should send
bill to the house before November that the
republicans there would force Immediate
action on the measure , without reference to
the committee on ways nnd means. It is
known that there are a largo number of dcm
ocrats in the house who will vote for the
bill which may bo reported to the senate ncx
week. Of course if the republicans in the
senate should pass u bill that tlio democrats
in the house would have to support it would
ficoro n big success for the republicans. Tills
the democrats Intend to prevent.
IIEAKV WITH AXOTIIEIl MESSAOE.
There arc republicans who look upon the
advances toward adjournment made by Mr.
Oates as a trap sot by the administration.
They believe the president wants the house
to iidopt this resolution nnd send it to the
senate , where it will not bo considered for
Bomo days , so that the president can have an
opportunity of adjourning and carding the
public again , claiming that thu republicans ,
for political purposes , nro refusing to take
action In needed legislation. The second
clniMO of the third section of the constitution
gives the president the power to do this.
The constitution provides that the president
may , on extraordinary occasions , convene
both houses or either of them , and in case of
dlsagrt'etnont between them with respect to
the time of adjournment ho may adjourn
them at such times as ho may think uropcr.
A democratic senator intimated the other
day that if congress did not adjourn
pretty HOOII the president would adjourn it ,
aniTif the president does take action to ad
journ congress lie will spring another sensa
tional message.
NEW VOllK SOLIDLY ItEPUm.ICAN.
KcprcscntatlvoUorsey has Just returned
from Now York. He spent an hour yesterday
at the headquarters the republican national
committee , and had a long conversation with
Chairman Quay. He said to-night that there
was no doubt that the republicans would
carry New York by an unusual majority.
"Tho Henry George crowd and the mug
wumps , " said he , "nro going to support
Cleveland almost solidly. These men are
opposeit to Hill , and the Hill followers intend
to retaliate by knifing Cleveland. The fight
between Hill and the Cleveland forces is
alone enough to glvo the republican ticket
success and wo arc winning thousands of
x'oters almost daily on the tariff question.
The mechanics and laborers are thoroughly
aroused on the tariff issue while the
business men are thoroughly disgusted
with the president's vacillating foreign pol
icy. Tlio announcement that there wcro
1,300 street car men who had resolved to
vote for Harrison and Morton is true and is
only ono of the many Instances of organiza
tion for the republican ticket.
"QUITE KNOI.ISH TOU KNOW. "
Postmaster General Dickinson inaugurated
the English parliament practice this after
noon by appearing in the house to conch
members who wcro to spcnit in support of
the administration. Dickinson sat with
Chairman JJclmout of the committee on for
eign affairs during Mr. Phelps' scathing
speech on the retaliatory act and crammed
Bclmont with administration ideas and put
words into the chairman's mouth as he
spoke. It was an unprecedented action and
created surprise on every hand.
"NO LIKELIHOOD OP ADJOUIIXMBXT.
Senator Paddock said to-night that the
Oates adjournment resolution introduced in
the house to-day bore no significance what
ever. That the republicans would not vote
for It and that thcro was no prospect that tbo
session would bo adjourned many days be
fore election. He thinks congress will
Imply take n recess for a week or two at elec
tion time and the session will bo continuous.
PACKING INTEUKSTS.
A Continued Increase From I-mst
Year's Output The Crop * .
CINCINNATI , O. , Sept. 5. [ Special TclO'
gram to Tun BEE. ] The Price Current to
morrow will say : The total packing In the
west tbo past week is 100,000 hogs against
135,000 last year , and todato3'J25,000 , againsl
4,240,000 a year ago. The quality of hogs 1 :
generally fair for this time of year. Thi
visible supply of lard , for September 1 , em
bracing thu stocks at Chicago , New York
Europe and nlloat , aggregate 37,000 tiorcci
less than a month ago , 98,000 less than a yea :
ngo and 110,1)00 ) loss than the average for tin
same dnto for six years previous to 1888
The distribution of moats during the wcel
was fairly good , stocks continuing to dim in
Ish at western centers.
The past week has not been all that couli
be desired in hastening the maturity of con
in the west , although fair progress has bcci
made In this respect. Thu general situatioi
is unimpaired for the largest crop yet pro
duced. A good deal of the crop would b
seriously Injured by hard frosts within tci
dnys or two weeks.
Another 1'ostiil Hobbcry.
NEW YOIIK , Sept. 5. An afternoon papoi
says thcro has been another mall robbery be
twcen this city nnd Chicago. Very few fact
nro known about It , and , as usual , tfio ) > est
office ofllelols in this city say they nro ignoi
ant about the details. Friday aftornoo
Blake Brothers & Co. mailed to their agent
in Chicago three notes for t-5,000 each. The ,
wcro sent In the ordinary way and not rcgia
tci-cd. As the letters did not roach their dcs
tlnation the firm advertised the loss , so thu
the notes could not be negotiated.
Iowa I'oaliuasters Appoir ted.
WASHINGTON , Sept. 5. [ Special Tcl <
gram to THE BEE. ] The following low
postmasters were appointed to-day : Otto I
Wcstphal , Balluff , Scott county , vice Job
C. BallufT , resigned ; Homer S. DoWltt , Ga , :
port , Marlon county , vice Joseph T. Ilarvoj
resigned ; William A. Prince , Harvuri a
Wayne county , vlco Lizzie M. Thomas , r ' <
signed | August Marr , Potter , Tama count ;
vlco Bert L. Allen , resigned.
The Spread of the Fever.
WASHINGTON , Sept. D. A telegram he
been received at the marine hospital burco
from Tampa , Fla. , which says there hav
been seven now cases reported there wlthl
the past two days. Dr. Murray reports b ,
telegraph that ho has arrived at Tampa , an
that thcro Js ono isolated case at Manllc '
and another at Palmetto , and that tbo othc
river villages are healthy.
Despondency and Death.
\YJSONA , Minn , , Sept. 5. Benjamin I
Simpson , city engineer , suicided about
o'clock this morning by Jumping Into th
river. Despondency over- business troubli
) vas the cause.
HKUMN OOSS1I' .
Prince Blmnnruk and the Children
The Kmpcror's Movements.
ICoj > i/roM ( IteSljuJamtt GonlnH llrnntt. ]
HEIIMN , Scpt.fi. [ New York Herald Cable
Special to Tun BEE. ! Prince Bismarck
is very well at present and takes much cxer-
ciso In the open air , He often speaks with
great affability to thu people whom he meets.
On Saturday he aikcd the hoys of a Ham
burg school who met him in the grounds nt
Fredcrlchsruhc whether they had a holiday.
On receiving n reply that all the Hamburg
schools wcro shut on Sedan day , he re
marked , with n kind smile , "Sedan
day , this is the fourth school i
hnvo met to-day. Yes , Sedan day is n fine
holiday , children. You can often happily
celebrate Sedan. "
The Empress Frederick , I am informed ,
purposes leaving Potsdam for Kngland In
about u fortiilcht from thu present time.
After a stay of a wcolt or two with the queen
she will return to Merlin whence she will
afterwards proceed homo ,
The Greek crown prince who went yester
day with the emperor to attend the review nt
Guterbopk returned to Berlin to-day. The
few weeks which have to elapse before his
return to Athens the prince will spend chiefly
in Potsdam and Berlin in the im-
medialo neighborhood of his fi.meeo
the Princess Sophie. Ho has to be back at
Athens on the 2.'lh of October , the twenty-
fifth anniversary of his father's accession to
the throne of Giccce. With regard to the
date of tliovcdding , nothing at present is
settled nor is it known whether the Princes ?
Sophie will be received Into the Greek
church , though this is considered probable.
It is quite true that Kmpcror Frederick bc-
fore ho died expressed himself as desirous of
seeing this union between his daughter and
the heir apparent to the Greek throne.
A review of thu third army corps will next
Monday bo held by the emperor on Temolhof
common. On Monday evening ho will leave
for Wilhclmshoho und on the next day re
view the troops thcro and also Inspect the
ironclads. On Tuesday afternoon the empe
ror will bo present at a grand dinner nt
Wilhelmshohe and on Wednesday return to
Berlin In order to welcome the Austrian
archduke , Field Marshall Albrccht , who will
tfien arrive. The Kussian Grand Duke
Nichols will arrive at Berlin about the same
date. Tlio emperor will shortly Join the
empress and the imperial children
in Silesia , where he will hns'o
some shooting with his brother
in-law and probably remain for the celebra
tion of the birthday of the empress on the
2 > def October. Ontiie2othof Octobcritishls
intention to be present at the celebration of
the 700th anniversary of tlio building of the
cathedral of Stcndal , which is famous for its
beautiful brick ornaments and painted win
dows. Prince Bismarck , whoso ancestors
were Stcndalcrs , will also bo there.
A Corner in Corn.
Cl [ " "p/rf/'it ] ( / ' 'WS lll > Jatnc GuntnnJciuiffM
VIENNA , Sept. 3. [ Now York Herald
Cable Special to TIIC BEG. ! The big
boom in maize has just reached n crisis
which has so far turned out In favor of the
syndicate or ring of rn.cn jf title and merch
ants who have launched the speculation.
These who have been short In this commodity
have bad to pay a heavy penalty. The syndi
cate , on the other hand , has found itself
under the necessity of storing up n million
and a half of metrical centners of maize in
towns in the empire at considerable cost. A
part of these stores Is shortly to be shipped
to England. Meanwhile the syndicate has
been Increased by several wealthy English
members , and speculation is now to be con
tinued in England , and probably transferred
thence to America.
DEMOCRATIC ASSESSMENTS.
Secretary Mlze of the Illinois Cen
tral Committee Interviewed.
CHICAGO , Sept. 5. [ Special Telegram to
THE Bni : . ] It Is reported on good authority
that $40,000 has been raised by democratic
office holders and politicians in Illinois , this
summer , and that most of the money has
boon sent on to New York. When questioned
concerning the truth of this report Secretary
Mizc of the democratic state central commit
tee said :
"I am free to say that I nm strongly of the
opinion that any money raised within the
state should be spent in Illinois , and though
I have not talked with him about it , I pre
sume Chairman Campbell would bo of the
same opinion. What Mr. Phelps' Instructions
from the national committee arc , or what his
views may be , I am not aware , however , foi
S have not had any communication with hhr
on that subject , and I do not know that Mr.
Campbell has had cither. So far as I air
award thcro is no truth in the story at all
and so far as the assertion that $40,000 , 01
anything like it , has been raised In this state
if you look into it I am sure you will find
somebody has been talking wildly for the
sake of hearing themselves talk. "
"It is said that the federal building in this
city alone has contributed $10GOO ; that tin
Internal revenue department raised $3,000
that Collector Sceuerpcr contnbuted person
ally $1,500 and Collector Stone $300 , and thai
tlio assessment on the employes in the vari
, oils departments nnd on the distillers ant
11 brewers was sufficient to bring the total sun
n up to the amount nuincd. "
nn "This office is not raising any money it
n that \Vo have not made
way.Vo u single as
D10 scssmcnt on any federal officeholder , and i
10n any have been made wo do not know it here
n Any money this office has raised has been bj
way of assessment on the congrcssiona
districts in the state. Each congrcssiona
district has been assessed so much
and in making assessments and solicitiuf
subscriptions this office knows no differcnci
between an officeholder nnd any other dcm
ocrat in the stato. What Mr. Phelps ma
have done in. raising money by assessmcn
on the employes of the government buildlni
I do not know , but I nm inclined to thin )
that tiling has been very much exaggerated
too. 1 see that Mr. Judd is denying nl
knowledge of it. But if anything has _ bcei
done in that way it lins been done by Mt
Phelps without any connection with this ol
flee , und I amfsatlsflcd the amount is vor ,
much overestimated. "
o- Indians Kapidly Slciiing.
oa ST. PACL , Sept. 5. A special from Crov
aI. Creek agency says a council was held Mon
I.m day night and several moro signatures wer
,9- obtained. The commissioners left for Lowe
,9a Brulo yesterday. A paper will bo loft a
! Crow Creek to receive all the signatures o
'C- these who wish to sign. Nearly ahundrei
and fifty friends of the bill are now actlvcl ;
at work among their relations anil friend
who nro still holding out and the complot
success of the commissioners there is assured
as There is also every reason to bollevo th
commissiouers will meet with success c
Lower Brule. _
laid O'ho "Q.'a" Kinnnclnl Condition.
CHICAGO , Sept. 6. The financial statctner
id pf tbo Chicago , Burlington & Qulncy for th
L'O month of July , as compared with the corn
er
spending period of 16S7 , is as follows :
Gross earnings , $ lS&,500 , n decrease o
$304,800 ; expenses , $1,010,103 , an increase c
B. $312,875 ; net earnings , $353,307 , a decrease c
B.o $017,100. For the seven months ending Jul
31 the gross earnings were $11,839,40(5 ( , a d <
10es crease of $3,001,441 ; expenses , $10,102,721
es an increase of $1,714,274 ; nr.t earning !
1 $ . < MO,737 , a decrease of $5,318,715.
DROPPED DEAD IN HIS CAR ,
Startling Episode on the Capital
City Street Railway.
HEAVY FAILURES AT HAIGLER.
A Bank nnd n General Store Close
Their Doors A I'lattsinoiith Ainu
Accidentally Shot Hurt In
a Ilunnwny.
North Nchraslcn JH. E. Conference.
CENTIIAI , Cirr , Neb. , Sept. 5. | Special
to TUB BEE. ] The North Nebraska
conference met at Central City Wednes
day morning , ScptcmoorC , to hold Its ssvcnth
session since its organization. Bishop
C. D. Foss , D. U. , was In the chair promptly
at 1) ) o'clock , and after reading the ono hun
dredth psalm and the second chapter of Jl
Timothy , and after announcing the hymn
beginning ,
And are we yet alive ,
And sec each other's face ,
ho called on Dr. T. B. Lemon to lead in
prayer , and them himself followed in address-
in the throne of grace very fervently.
The presiding elders were Invited forward
to assist the bishop in administering the sac
rauient of [ the Lord's supper ; at the close of
which service , the bishop , in a very felicitous
way , addressed the conference , saying :
"Eight years ago I left my homo In Vermont
to go a thousand miles to meet an nnnua
conference in Southern Illinois , composed
wholly of strangers to me. I was On my first
Episcopal tour. The faces I would meet wcro
strange nnd In the work I had had no cxpcr
lenee. On the way , during waking
hour ? , the thought kept In my mind ,
1 am going to meet strangers. I opened
the session very much as I have here tills
morning , and by the time wo hnd sung and
prayed together , the thought of being among
strangers all vanished , and I felt I was
among brethren. I was not born of n mil
lionaire nor of a king , but am the son of a
straightforward , steady-going 'Methodist
preacher. I conceive myself as having been
well born.My father broke down in the
itineracy at the ago of forty , and took his
family to a rocky farm In the same state in
which ho had traveled. The farm was com
posed of thirty-two acios , and was divided
into fourteen fields. I never thought of get-
tine rich , but four of us wrought on the
farm , plowing , picking stones and gathering
the harvest busily as if wo wcro tilling n
great Nebraska ranchtho while under the pa
ternal roof receiving the culture of our souls
essential to making Rood men. Thus I was
unconsciously training for the work of a
Methodist preacher , which work I entered
upon at the anc of nineteen , and never had
any regret at the choice of work since that
time. "
D. C. Wlnshlp , former secretary , by re
quest of the bishop , called the roll , after
which ho was chosen secretary for the pres
ent session and was allowed to choose his
own assistants. It was agreed that the hour
for meeting should bo fixed nt 9 a. m. and for
adjournment nt 12 m. The dividend from the
book concern to this conference was reported
t by the bishop as $17. ) and of the chartered
fund 20. A resolution was offered by Dr.
Max Held asking that the bishop transfer Uev.
Dr. T. B. Lemon from the Nebraska to the
North Nebraska conference , as his homo nnd
relatives are nt Omaha. Acommittee of two
from each district was appointed to consider
and report upon a slto for a conference camp
ground. It was decided that the printed
journal of the annual conference shall bo ac
cepted as the valid record and that hence all
resolutions and reports must bo written in
ink and be duplicated.
The Saiinders County Fair.
WAHOO , Neb. , Sept. 5. [ Special to TUB
BEE. ] The second day of the fair has been
a decided success. Tlio weather has been all
that could be desired and the attendance has
been good. The displays of all kinds are the
best ever known in the history of the county.
Governor Thayer and staff were conducted
from Camp Shcrklan through the streets to
the fair grounds by the First regiment of the
National guards and the governor delivered
to nn immense throng the annual address
for the agricultural society.
To-day's races at the fair were witnessed
by 5,000 people.
In the county trot , purse $100 , Catherine
won first money , Frank second , Billy B
third. Time : 3:10 : , :10 : , 3:09 : > . ' .
In the 2:27 : trot , purse S175 , Billy Ford won
first money , Elwood second. General Lee
third. Timo-2 : ! , 2:3' : , 2:27K- :
In the half inilo running race , purse $100 ,
Bay Billy won first money , Gray Fox second ,
Billy P third. Time :53 : , :52. :
To-morrow's races promise to bo even bet
ter than to-day's.
Fell Forward Dead.
LINCOLN , Neb. , Sept. 5. [ Special Telegran-
to THE BKE. ] L. Shaw , a street car drivei
i about forty years of age , dropped dead in his
car at S:30 : o'clock to-night. Ho seemed ir
his usual health and good spirits during the
evening. Ho switched his car on FouVteentl
street near A and was Joined by two brothci
drivers whom ho Jocularly proposed to put of
the car unless they put up fares , and in
dulgcd in a friendly wrestle with ono o ;
them. The violent exercise started his nosi
to bleeding and a moment after ho fell for
ward on his face , dead. Two physicians wlu
wcro called said that death was duo to dis
ease of the heart.
Accidentally Shot.
PLATTSMOUTH , Neb. , Sept. 5. [ Specia
Telegram to THE BEE. ] Charley Simmons
who runs a shooting gallery on Main street
between Fourth nnd Fifth , was shot to-nigh
by a stonecutter named Koss. Ross wa
holding the gun in his hands when Simmons
who did not know it was loaded , asked hiir
to break the gun so ho could clean it , nt thi
same time taking the muzzle In his hands
When Koss broke the cun , it was discharge !
and the ball entered Simmons' body bclov
thu knee , and ranging upwards , lodged nca :
the kidneys. The patient was removed I
the Kiddle house where ho now lies wit ]
very small chance for llfo.
The Kiicaiiipiiiciit at AVahoo.
AVAiioo , Neb. , Sept. 5. [ Special Telcgrati
to THE BUB. ] To-day , the 5th , the encamp
mcnt of tht Nebraska National guards ha
been a continuation of the fine weather , an
the interest in the drill and maneuvering o
the guards increases daily. In the gran
midnight attack on Camp Sheridan last nigh
Company D , the crack company of the Second
end regiment from Falrbury , carried off th
honors of the camp in being the first to n
port for duty on the battlefield , and wer
complimented for their promptness an
efficiency by Brigadier General Colby i
person on the field.
Brown Jones.
SEW * ! > , Nob. , Sept. 5. [ Special to Tn
BEE. ] Miss Anna B. Jones , daughter o
Claudius Jones thu banker , was quietly mar
rlcd this morning at the residence of he
parents to Mr. W. B. C. Brown , n young ai
torney of Kansas City , Mo. Miss Jones ha
been for a number of years attending th
convent of the Sacred Heart at Omaha. The
it departed for the cast on an extended bridi
10 tour.
The State Normal School.
PEHU , Neb. , Sept. 6. [ Special to Tim BEE ,
The state normal school opened to-da
with a list of more than two hundred sti
dents , there being admitted only these c
legal age , which Is fourteen. The kindei
garten department will uoj bo opened unt
more teachers arc employed.
Miss Smith of Omaha , who graduated t
the normal last year will fill the position va
cated by Miss Strock. Everything bids fair
for a very prosperous year for the normal.
Arrested fur Horse Stealing.
SKWAUP , Neb. , Sept G. [ Special to Tnn
lint : . ] A young man named Cobb was ar
rested at Utlca and lodged In Jail hero for the
thcst of Whltnnh's team , which ho tool ? to
Holt county and traded for a span of ponies.
IIo returned with them to Utlca. Wbltnnh
recovered his property.
Captured With the Horse * .
ALLIANCI : , Neb. , Sept. 5. [ Special Tclo-
gram to Tun UKK. ] A. Preston , from whoso
livery stable a horse was hired and not re
turned , on the 27th lilt. , captured the thief ,
who gives the name of Wllcox , near Fort
Laramie.Wyo. , nnd brought- him to this place
this evening. IIo had stolen another horse
northwest of hero nnd when captured had
both animals In his possession. Ho waived
examination and was committed.
Thrown from a
COLUMIIUS , Nob. , Sept. 0. [ Special Tele
gram to TUG Bnn.J Mrs. C H. Davis met
with n serious accident this afternoon whllo
riding in n buggy up Eleventh street. The
horse became frightened at a load of hay ,
overturning the biitrgy and throwing her violently
lently to the ground. She sustained serous
Injuries. _ ,
Failed for ) iU6OOO.
BBSKLKMAN , Neb. , Sept. C [ Special Tele-
cram to Tin : Uni : . ] M. M.'Chasa ' & Son of
Halglcr closed their doors 'on the 8d. They
hnd an extensive general merchandise stock.
It Is believed that they will not bo able to
pay over 2.1 cents on the dollar. Their liabil
ities are ? 20,000.
A Bank Clowes Its Doors.
BKNKLKMAN , Neb. , Sept. 5. [ Special Tel
egram to Tun BEI : . ] The citizens of Halg-
lor were greatly surprised on yesterday to
find tlio doors of the Bank of Halglcr closed
and a placard displayed stating that no bills
would be paid nt present. The assets and
liabilities nro unknown.
llofiisod to Vcito the Bonds.
GHANU ISLAND , Nob. , Sept. 5. [ Special
Telegram to Tin : Hue. ] An election was
held in this city to-day for' tho-purpose of
voting bonds for sewerage ; , but the propo
sition'was lost by a vote of 47 to 119. :
Nominated For Statp Senator.
BIIOKKX Bow , Neb. , Sept. 5. [ Special
Telegram to Tin : I3ni.J Iho Fifteenth
district democratic convention to-dav nomi
nated J. Woods Smith , of Callawny , for the
senate.
WAS EVIDENTLYCUAV.
Strange Suicide of n AVinonn Mil *
llonnlrc's Son.
WINONA , Minn. , Sept. 5. [ Special Tele
gram to TUB Ben. ] The citizens of this
place were terribly shocked at 10:30 : this
morning at the news of the suicide of Ben
V. Simpson , a son of V. Simpson , the well
known millionaire. Ho was driven to
the Burlington transfer by NIo Schulthols
for the purpose of doing some engineering
work. Ho Jumped from tholcarrlago , ran to
the bank of the river and Jumped into the
water , which was too shallow. Ho waded
out to deeper water , throw himself under
the current and was drowned. Efforts were
made to revive him when his body was re
covered , but they failed. Ho 'was the city
engineer and had beep-accused of advancing
money on a certain contract , a thin ? ho had
not done. This broke him up and ho left
homo this morning , bid the folks pood-byo
and kissed his sister and wifaund children ,
and said : "You will never see mo again. "
When asked why , ho salds "I don't know. I
I'ccl kind of blue this morning. " The folks
thought nothing moro of it until no was
brought home dead. Ho had a happy homo
and family , but his associates hero , of whom
ho bad many , say ho had acted strange for
several days. Many members of his family
are away , but they have been telegraphed for.
FREIGHT TRAINS COLLIDE.
A Serious Wreck On the Kansas City ,
St. Joseph & Council Bluffs.
ST. Josnrn , Mo. , Sept. 5. [ Special Tele
gram to THE BEC. ] The worst wreck that
has ever occurred on the Kansas City , St.
Joseph & Council Bluffs road was the result
of a collision between freight trains Nos. 25
and 20 at b o'clock this morning , about six
miles south of this city. The westbound
train was about half an hour late , and the
engineer of the eastbound train was attemptIng -
Ing to make n station two [ miles this sldo.
Both trains wore running at a rapid rate of
speed , and the crews from both trains
jumped in time to save their lives. Every
car on both trains was derailed , and both en
gines were completely destroyed. The
wreck piled forty feet high , three and four
cars mounting on top of each other. The
trains wore both loaded with merchandise
and nearly the entire cargo is a total loss ,
The damage to engines , cars and freight will
bo in tbo neighborhood of { 100,000.
A NEW DEAlTl 'FECTED.
Reorganization of the Western Htnto
Passenger Association.
CHICAGO , Sept. 5. The reorganization ol
the Western States Passpnger assoclatioi
was completed to-day at the meeting of gen
cral managers of the lines embraced in tin
territory west , southwest nnd northwest o
Chicago. The differences between the Chicago
cage & Alton and Wabash having been satis
factorily adjusted , the new agreement wai
unanimously adopted. It Is to go into cffec
September 15 and to remain in effect unti
dissolved by a majority vote of the exccutivi
committee. The agreement provides tha
any member of the association may withdrav
fifteen ' notice , but that
upon giving i fcwi * days' iivim ; LJUV IMUU u\
such notice shall bo given prior to January 1
n' 1SSU. The southwestern lines , including thi
Wabash , adopted a supplementary agn eemen
o and organized under the name of the South
3. western Passenger association. It is to b <
3.IV governed by the rules of the Western States
IV Passenger association where they do nol
ire conflict with the Central Trafllc association
irU of which the \Yabush Is a member.
THE YELLOW FEVEK.
An Appeal to the Country for Finan
cial Assistance.
JACKSONVILLE , Fla , , Sept. S. It was dc
elded this morning by tbo executive commit
tee of the Citizens' association , in confcrenc
with tlio board of health and acting mayor
to issue an appeal to the citizens of th
United States for financial aid for the benefi
of the yellow fever sufferers. Contribution !
may bo forwarded to James M. Schumacher
president of the First National bank an <
chairman of the finance committee ; > ea
Mitchell , president of the board of heah n
D. T. Gerov. acting mayor , or P. McQuuid
acting president of the Citizens' Auxiliar ;
association.
Official bulletin for the twenty-four hour
ended at 0 o'clock : New cases , 5 ; deaths , fi
total number of cases to date , 38 * ; totu
number of deaths to date , 42.
A Mormon Apostle Arrested.
SALT LAKE , Utah , Sept. 5. [ Special Tele
gram to TIIE BEE. ] At a late hour last nigh
Apostle Moses Thatcher was arrested a
Logan , Utah , for unlawful cohabitation. H
is ono of the twelve apostles of the Morrao
church and has two wives. IIo has uvoldei
the officers for several years , having speii
the greater part of his time In Mexico. H
was quite wealth , yt
The Florida Cyclone.
WAbiiiNOTON , Sept. 5. The cyclone re
ported south of Florida yesterday has ap
parently moved into t.ho east gulf and is ecu
tral southwest of Key West.
TIIE WISCONSIN CAMPAIGN ,
It Is Opened at Milwaukee By Soo-
rotary Vllas.
THE REPUBLICAN PARTY SCORED.
A Denunciation of Its Ohcct8 | and
Methods Thnrtnaii'd Eastern
Trip State Conventions
and Other Politics.
Vila * * Opens the Campaign.
MILWAUKEE , Sept. 5. Colonel William F.
Vilns , secretary of the interior , opened the
democratic campaign in Wisconsin to-night
with n speech at the West Sldo turner hall.
The Juncau , Jefferson and Jackson clubs ,
representing the democratic organizations of
three divisions of the city , escorted him to
the hall , where there was an audience of
about 1,500 persons. Members of the ladles'
democratic club occupied scats on the stage ,
as did leading democrats from various parts
of the state in attendance upon the demo
cratic state convention.
After referring to the duty of voters and
challenging criticism of President Clove-
land's ' administration , ho said : "I invlto you
to contrast tlio conditions , principles and
professions of the opposing parties In this
contest and the promise of the future afforded
by them respectively. What Is the republi
can party of to-day , and wherein is It better
or more worthy of confidence ) than it was in
1884 ? It was in the beginning moro of a pop
ular uprising than a political party. It found
its origin and quickening power in tlio high
appeal for Justice and tenderness for human
brethren In oppression , nnd In the honest
zeal of deep conviction its following was well
uigh fanatical. It was a crusade against u
great national sin , and It fell upon a time ap
pointed of heaven for the purification of the
republic by fire. So it rose to rapid power
like n whirlwind , and like n whirlwind It
swept its course of destructive , though
wholesome , violence. Within a occado the
evil which had engendered its being was
moro than destroyed. It was devastated
as by dynamite , and the land was strewn
with n mighty wreck , where , in fantastic
chaos , lay states , constitutions und people
nnnd the wideflung liavoo of war. That was
the logical period of the party's existence. It
stood upon or possessed no doctrine of gov
ernment , no principles for the guidance of
the institutions of freedom in the repose of
peace. It was not national , but sectional ; a
jmrty for civil war , not for national frater
nity. But the heart of a victorious people
was in its grasp , and the rage of war was
long unspent. The party retained unslack-
ened control of legislation und taxation with
all their possibilities of fraudulent gain. It
was an opportunity of opportunities for the
political freebooter , nnd never for one moment
did they suspend their efforts , nor ever spare
the exhausted people. Upon ono pretext or
another , from almost the earliest grasp of
republican dominion , corruption began its
work , and schemes for the dishon
est enrichment of n few to pro-
vail. It was in ISO'J that , pursuing
the sentiment that national defense required
a transcontinental highway , the Pacific rail
road legislation was begun , and in ISbU that ,
with unrelenting ingenuity , it was so
amended to diabolical perfection that the
government really built roads and gave them ,
with land enough for an empire , to the suc
cessful conspirators. Then , also , with n
greed that heightened with cacli now glut
tony , every revenue measure was prevented
and distorted by ingenious touches , imper
ceptible to any but the practiced eye , by
which a privutcLtributo was extorted from
the people five times greater than the tax
that went to the treasury. Then it was that
the monstrous vampire hidden in the tariff ,
which seductively fans with wings of protec
tion the laborer whoso heart's blood it sucks ,
was begotten in sin to rob the toiling pro
ducers in the fields and forests of wealth
they create. And when the war had ceased
a great nation , with its coffers unlocked and
its resources exposed , lay before the spoiler.
Then followed such a seizure
of national wealth by various
devices so rapacious , so gigantic , so ingen
ious in methods , as 1ms never been exhibited
in history. Nothing is comparable to it but
India under Warren Hastings. Other nations
have been despoiled by conquerors , In the
open force of unlicensed conquest ; this people
ple was robbed by the devilish manipulation
of its own legislation and the emergencies of
an administration in the hands of its sup
posed friends. "
The secretary then referred to corruption
in public contracts , touching upon the part
nership of Grant and Ward , to the custom
house scandals , undervaluations on imports ,
navy Jobs and star route contracts , and de
clared that these and other things of a line
character had driven the best men in the re
publican party out of it , instancing Sumncr ,
Chase , Groeley , Trumbull and Beccbcr.
These , ho declared , had gene into the demo
cratic party , and their places had
been taken by those whom the democratic
party could best afford to lose. Ho declared
that the only policy of the only branch of
government remaining to the republican par
ty slnco 18S4 the senate was compassed in
j two words , obstruction and misrepresenta
tion as to everything for the general good ,
and instanced the tardy confirmation of
Chief Justice Fuller , the rejection of the
fisheries treaty and the delay in passing the
retaliation bill asked for by President Clove-
land. This proK | > sftd legislation , he declared ,
was calculated to inflict the heaviest damage
r on Canada .with the least hurt to this coun
try. The interests of northern New England ,
ho asserted , wcro not to bo compared witli
those of the great west ; besides , the trouble
was all on Now England's behalf. The republican
publican party , ho continued , has bccomo o
bourbon party.
Turning to the democratic party , tht
speaker said that the challenge in the na
tional dcmocratio platform of scrutiny into '
the results of the democratic administration
was u safe one , and he continue J as follows
"If you turn to the departments of state
you will find that everywhere national dig
nity has been maintained , national right :
carefully and firmly protected , and the re
public at peace and good will with all tlu
powers of the earth , save only as republican
obstruction leaves us at needless hostility
with our northern neighbor. If you take
the treasury , its guardianship of our finan
cial interests commends respect on everj
hand. You recall the disturbed financial re
lations of 1SS4 nnd the early part of ISbS , am
the painful apprehension of impending dis
aster under which the lamented Manning be
gan his wise career of the department ; hov
apprehension gradually changed to conli
denco ; how then shrinking business put 01
a bold nnd enterprising face ; how , through
out every part of this land , oui
affairs have prospered. I spoke a fov
minutes since of the former practlc <
of undervaluation of goods of favored im
porters who made n 'proper deduction fo
political expenses , ' as a euphemistic senate :
has recently put it. Note tlicso figures nm
sco if thcro bo any significance in them. Tin
fiscal year ending Juno 80 , 18S5 , which em
braced the campaign of lbS4 , yielded a cun
torn revenue of but 181.000,000 , $14,000,00
less than the proviou car , while during thi
first year of this administration they yioldci
$193,000.000 , during the second year $217,000 ,
000 , and during the third year $220,000,00(1
Is there no significance of political method
in the sudden drop of $14,000,000 In the vulu
of imports during the campaign year , end th
prompt restoration in the following ! LooU
also , ut the Internal rovenua for a moment
The collections for the fiscal year of 1885
the last republican year , wcro $112,000,000
for 1880 , Clcvolimd's first year , $117,000,000
1637. $119,000,000 ; 18S8 , $2'J5,0001OtO. In Wl
these departments the cost of collection ha
largely decreased under the present adiniuls
tratlon. "
Tha secretary then compared the naval ad
ministrations under the two parties , the res
toratlon of lands to the public domain , am
the removal of cattle men from Okluhc
ma. He maintained that tbo administrate
hatl treated the pension question llberalli
saying : "Much has been said ol private pen
sion bills and much effort to maintain th
theory of ill-will to soldiers on the pros
dent's part b'ccauso of bis vetoes. Yet a !
ready moro such bills have pabscd Into er
acted laws under him than during the ai
-
ministrations of both Arthur and Hayes , nnd
by the end of his first term the number will
bo larger than during the administrations of
Grant , Hayes and Arthur all together. "
Another thing to the credit of the ndmlnls-
tratlon was the "second emancipation" of the
colored man , his emancipation from fear of
the democratic party , and the "restored do
minion of peace and fraternity in the land. "
The speaker then took up the tariff ques
tion and dwelt upon it at great length , ty
show the dangers and injustice of u high
protective tariff , and the advantages which
which would accrue from n reduction In the
Import charges In the way of enlarged tr.ulo
nnd decreased co-it of living. Argument was
made mainly from n farmer's standpoint. In
closing he paid a tribute to tlio personal
character of General Harrison , and eloquent
ly suniumrlml the traits or character for
which President Cleveland Is conspicuous
and concluded as follows : "The movement
of tl.o nation will not bo turned backward to
humiliation and gloom. The sun and stars
do not sit moro securely in their orbits ,
icposlng on tlio power of unfailing law , than
the republic will go on , bearing our race to a
higher development and a greater glory nnd
happiness. This Is the faith of the democ
racy , the trust of ficomen tit for liberty. But
It is not mere abstraction , or political rhap
sody. It is the inspiration of renewed effort
to do our part In our day and generation , and
the promise of our assured success. It
means to-day , nnd in tills canvass , popular
approbation and continuance of the people's
trust to true democratic government , and
that true man of the people who heads It ,
Glover Cleveland. "
Harrison at Home.
INDIANAPOLIS , Sept. 5T General Harrison
resumed his labors to-day after his vacation ,
expressing himself to his friends as feeling
refreshed and invigorated by his trip to Mid
dle Bass. The day was quietly spent. In
tlio morning the general gave attention to his
correspondence , which lias not been allowed
to accumulate to any extent during Ills ab
sence , us his law partner , William II. Mlllor ,
who for some tlmo has been acting as tlio
pencr.il's secretary , remained at homo and
attended to the large dally eorrespondonca
During the day quite a number of personal
friends called on the General and Mrs. Harrison
risen to say n word of welcome. This evening
the general wont out for one of his custom-
arv long walks.
Among the telegrams received by General
Harrison to-day was the following :
BI'HMNGIO.V ' , Vt. , Sept. 5. To General
Ben Harrison : Vermont endorses her choice
nt Chirago by giving Dillinghnin a larger
majority than wo have over before given to
any republican governor.
CIKKOM , S. PAGE ,
Chairman State Committee.
During General Harrison's absence Chair
man Huston , of tlio republican state com
mittee , received a largo number of applicants
from political clubs in Indiana , Ohio , Illi
nois , Michigan , and several from Pennsyl
vania and Now York , asking that dates ho
fixed for their reception by General Harrison.
Chairman Huston had a conference with
General Harrison to-nlghtrimd it is probable
that replies to tlicso applicants will bo sent
out within the next day or two.
Another Talk hy Thiirmnn.
IlAiniisntmo , Pa. , Sept. 5. Thurman at
tempted to slip through to New York without
letting the outside world know that his car
was attached to the "Pennsylvania special , "
but at Altoona word was received that a re
ception would bo tendered at Harrisburg.
Judge Thurman passed a pleasant night.
The through train was behind time und ran
fast , making thirty miles in twenty-seven
minutes at ono time.
At the depot between 2,000 nnd 3,000 people
welcomed Thurman with cheers. On being
Introduced , Judge Thurman spoke substan
tially as follows :
"I thank you sincerely for this warm and
generous welcome. But I cannot make a
speech worthy of your attention before -
fore the train starts , but I
cannot decline to say something since
you have turned out to welcome me. Wo are
In the midst of a presidential campaign and
wo have before us , as u candidate for presi
dent , a man who , after three years and a half ,
in my judgment , has discharged
the duties of the office with singu
lar ability nnd patriotism. No fair
minded man can say Cleveland has not made
n good president. I can say no moro than to
thank you , and hope you will turn out at the
election nnd vote the right ticket. "
The crowd cheered heartily , and as many
as could do so crowded about the train and
shook handswith the judge before ho loft.
Thurman went through Lancaster at 11:80. :
The train stopped fifteen minutes , durlnir
which Thurainn made a short speech , but did
not touch national issues for want of tlmo.
At Coalcsvillo several hundred people gave
hearty cheers as the Thurman train stopped
for a few minutes. The train readied Phila
delphlaat 1:20 : , where it. was greeted by a
largo crowd. Judge Thurman answered
their cheers in a brief speech.
NEW Yonic. Sept. B. At Trenton the
train made a short stop and the judco was
called for by the crowd. ilo was on hand
and held a moment's pleasant conversation
with the crowd , his pointed responses calling
forth hearty cheers. At Newark , where
Judge Thurman will bo given a reception on
Saturday night , a number of enthusiastic
citizens crowded up about the car to get
sight of 'tho Judge , whom they greeted
heartily. As the train came nearer the city
further evidences of welcome were seen , nnd
nt Jersey City a crowd of 2,000 or 8,000
blocked the way and cheered almost continu
ally as the Judge and his party , under escort
of the reception committee , marched out to
carriages in which they wcro taken across
the river and to the Fifth avenue hotel ,
where the judge will stay while in the city.
Massachusetts Democrats.
iNapiELi ) , Mass. , Sept. S. The platform -
form adopted by the democratic state con
vention to-day commends the administration
of President Cleveland , endorses his rcnom-
matlon and the nomination of Judge Thur
man for vice president ; demands u reduc
tion of the present war tariff to such n point
as will leave in the pockets of the people
over one hundred million dollars that is now
loclccd up in the treasury vaults at Washing
ton ; approves the provisions of the Mills bill ;
denounces the proposed abolition of internal
revenue on liquors and tobacco by the re
publican party ; demands such legislation by
congress as will curb the power and arrest
the growth of trusts ; approves the recent re
taliatory message sent to congress by Presi
dent Cleveland ; sends greeting to Gladstone ,
Purnoll nnd their co-wykcrs in the cause ol
Irish homo rule , and recommends the enact
ment by congress of moro stringent measure !
for the better protection of the wage earn
ers of the United States against foreign con
tract labor.
The platform closes as follows : "We demand
mand now , as always , the most liberal treat
mcnt of living union soldiers und the wldowi
of these who are dead , and promise our sup
port to all well considered laws for the pro
motion of temperance , and our hostility U
any legislation that violates the cardlna
democratic doctrine of personal liberty. "
The convention was called to order at 11:2 : !
by P. A. Collins , of the state committee. A
permanent organization was effected wltt
John J. Donovan , of Lowell , as president
W. E. Russell , of Cambridgo.Vas nominated
by acclamation for governor.
After u recess the ticket was completed ai
ollows : Lieutenant governor. John W. Cor
coran ; secretary of state , William N. Os
good ; treasurer and rocclvor general , Henr
C. Thatcher : attorney general , Samuel O
Lamb ; auditor , William A. Williams.
Colorado HepnhlloanSr
DENVEK , Col. , Sept. 5. The republicat
stnto convention was called to order at 10:8' : '
this morning. Four ballots wcro taken fo
governor wfthout a choice. A rccsss wa
taken until 3 o'clock.
The convention reassembled nt 2:30am :
proceeded to the fifth ballot for govcrnot
which resulted in the unanimous selection o
J. A , Cooper , of Denver. For lieutenun
governor William G. Smltb , of Golden , wu
[ chosen. Adjourned to Oft. in. to-morrow.
MURDERED BY THEIR GUIDE ,
Two Wealthy Sportsman Killed on
n Hunting Trip.
ONE BRAINED , THE OTHER SHOT.
The Assassin Leaves Their IJodlos on
an.Unlnhahlled Plain and Flies
the Country With Ilia
Itloody I'lnnder. t
Cninpnnlons In Ijll'o and Dnnth.
PitiLuiF.i.ritiA , Sept. 5. [ Special Telegram
to Tun Bcn.j Information has been received
hero of the murder near Hock Springs , Wyo , ,
of S. Morris Wain , of this city , nnd Charles
Livingstone Strong , of New York. Both
wcro wealthy young men nnd fast friends.
It had been tliolr habit for several years to
go out during the summer months to the far
west on hunting tilps. Tlio bodies wcro
found by u party of hunters on the plums
within ten miles of Hock Springs about live
days ago. None of the circumstances con
nected with the death of the two young men
are known beyond t'io fact that they are sup
posed to have been innrderea by their guldo.
Tlio bodies were stripped of money and valu
ables of every Hind and the Impression prevails -
vails that they wore murdered while asleep.
Tlio first Intimation of tlio fatoof thoyoung
men was received hero yesterday in an ofll-
cial communication to Mr. Wain's mother
from the district attorney of Swcctwatcr
county , AVyoming , briefly relating the cir
cumstances of tlio finding of the two bodies.
Jacob Wain , brother of the murdered man ,
has left here for Hock Springs to identify
tlio remains.
A letter was received to-day by the relatives
of S. Morris Wai nfrom a Frenchman. The
name of the writer is withheld. The loiter
says : "On the 10th of July a party of three
men crossed the North Platte river at my
placo. In conversation with ono of them I
was told they were bound for Big Born
basin , near the Montana lino. About seven
dajs afterwards tliey returned lo my place ,
crossed the river , went on east about ton ,
miles from my ranch and camped at a place
called The Painted Hoelc , and on the night
of the 21th of July one of the men killed the
other two. Bo spilled ono man's tiralns out
with an axe anil the other was shot In the
head , having the whole top of his head blown
off. The murderer put the bodies in the sagebrush
brush and took the wagon , mules nnd two
riding horses and left the country. On the
thirteenth of August ono of the
bodies was discovered nnd on tlio 20th
of Aitgiiht the other. Botli bodies a
were nearly naked , having on only the tin- ' |
derclothlng. The mimlcntr loft no trace
whatever by which ho could bo identified.
In another camp , about fifteen miles north of
where the murder occurred , 1 found a letter
all torn to pieces , and I put it together ami
tried to get a trace or clue , The letter , as
near as I could make out , was dated Juno 28 ,
and the envelope was addressed to S. Morris
Wain , Jr. , Hock Creek , W. T. It appears , as
near as I can make out , that the men trav
eled from Texas tin otigh Colorado and Wy
oming territory to the scene of tlio murder.
The county has offered $51)0 ) reward for the
murderer. "
Mr. Wain was n member of the bar of this
county , but devoted much of ills time to
travel nnd adventure , the wild portions ol
tlio western country having great attractions
for him. Bo was a member of tbo Hose
Tree Fox hunting club , the City Troop and
Gcrumntown cricket club. Mr. Wain's rel
atives say his companion was Barry Strong ,
not Charles Livingstone Strong. Bis par
ents are said to bo wealthy , and live up tha
Budson river. The two had been on a hunt
ing expedition on the plains before.
FIFTIETH CONGUESS.
Semite.
WASHINOTON , Sept. 5. The senate pro
ceeded to a consideration of the resolution
heretofore offered by Mr. Chandler In ro-
latlon to the recent election In Louisiana , and
was addressed by Mr. Pasco , who said that !
the miscellaneous and undigested matter
collected by Mr. Chandler and laid before tha
senate did moro credit to that senator's in
dustry than it aid to his intellect. Whllo the
senior senator from NowBampshiro was anx
ious to provide education for the senate , thq
Junior senator strove to revive bitterness and
ill will , and to create fresh antagonism between - , * ,
tween the two races in the south , who wcro \
for the most part living together in peaceful
relations.
Upon the conclusion of Mr. Pasco's speech
the Chinese restriction bill was taken up and
Mr. George addressed the senate. Bo de
clared that the republican party was respon
sible for the Introduction of the Chinese into
this country by the passage of the act of
1802 , which was aimed merely at the "coollo
trade , " uud not at voluntary immigrants ,
Mr. Mitchell questioned the correctness of
Mr. George's construction of the act of 1803 ,
that it was restrictive only of the coolie
trade , and claimed that thu object of law waa <
to prevent the introduction of coolies into J
the United States. .
Mr. George quoted largely from speeches
of distinguished republicans in defense of
the admission und naturalization of China
men , and said : "There Is the record whicU ,
your party has m.ulo. It stands for Itseli
and cannot be answered before the American
people by tlio charge that the senator who
brings it before them has been a slave
holder. " A vote was then taken and was
unanimous yeas 82 , nays none but as thora
was no quorum present , and no probability
of getting ono In good time , the senate ad
journed , leaving the Chiueso bill undisposed
of.
HOIIRO.
WASHINGTON , Sept. 5. The house resumed
consideration of the retaliation bill and was
addressed by Mr. Phelps , of New Jersey.
Mr. Phelps conceded tliu president tlio addi-f
tlonal power ho asltcd for , but regretted that
thcro was no moro likelihood that ho would
use his power than that ho would use the
power given him eighteen months ago. Bo
charged the president with heaping favors
on Canadian shippers by land ana sea la
order that they might compete with thclv
American rivals.
f On mellon of Mr. Sayers , of Texas , tha
senate amendments to the fortification bill
3 wcro non-concurred In , ana a conferencu
ordered.
A concurrent resolution providing for the
final adjournment of congress on the 20th ,
lust. , was referred to the committee ou ways *
and means.
The committee on appropriations reportect
a bill appropriating two hundred thousand ) '
dollars to suppress Infection in the interstate !
commerce of the United States. Kofcrrod to ?
i the committee of the whole. i
Bill providing for the exchange of worn OM
mutilated subsidiary coin at coinage value ,
for new and unworn coin was passed. I
Mr. Outhwalto , of Ohio , unsuccessfully
endeavored to secure action on the Coliunbu *
exposition bill , and the house resumed coa
sidcrution of the retaliation bill.
Pending tbo conclusion of Mr. Scotf s re i
marks on the retaliation measure , the bouse/
adjourned.
The Vermont Election.
BUJILINOTO.V , Vt. , Sept. 5. The figures o
130 towns from which , returns have been ro-
cnived give the republican majority us aboutf
i 10,000. The remaining towns will probably
0 make the majority in the state 37,000.
r Ono hundred and thirty-six towns elected
3 125 republican und eleven democratic staid
representatives ,
d
Troubles.
it NEW YOIIK , Sept. 5. Jumcs H. Benuott/
it retail coffee and tea dealer , to-day filed < <
13 general assignment , giving preferences 6t >
j