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THE OMAHA DAILY EIGHTEENTH YEAH. OMAHA , JFRIDAY MOKNING , SEPTEMBER 7 , 1888. NUMBEK 85 TIIURMAN UNABLE TO SPEAK The Old Roman Taken Suddenly 111 In Now York. HE BREAKS DOWN COMPLETELY Aiil In Curried Fainting From the Htn n nt MndlHun Square Gar den niul Mcdlunl Assist ance Siuniiioncd. Ttiurninn Taken Kuddonly III. Nr.w YOIIK , Sept. 0. MadisonS'luarc Gar den covered n mighty swarm of people to night upon the occasion of the democratic re ception to Allen Q. Thurnlun , nnd when Its holding capacity wus exhausted It served ns n center to iniiny thousands who were ad dressed by speakers upon stand * at each cor ner of the building. The Interior of the tear dun WHS profusely decorated with the Amer ican colors. The platform for the speakers projected seventy-five feet from the northern wall , nnd was festooned with . ( Ings. Above it hung a largo Hag and with It the portrait of Washington , with | > ortraits of Cleveland nnd Thurman on cither sido. Back of the platform were seats for more than five him died prominent democrats of this und other states. Directly opposite the speaker's plat form was another platform , nlao profusely draped with Hags , on which was stationed Coppa's Seventh Hegimcnt band and the Cleveland and Thurman singing society. At 6 o'clock the doors weru besieged with cfigcr nnpliennts for admission. At 7 o'clock a single door was opened on llio Fourth nvc- nuc sldo lor the general public , ai.d nno her on the Madison avenue side for holdois of tickuUi. Through each poured steadily an unceasing stream of people with the ioar of a mountain torrent. The ticket holders rushed for fiont scats and the reserved en closure1 , while the others clambered over the railing aul mounted tiers ot heats like u besieging army storming u fortress. In a few mluutcn every seat in the not them gal leries was ( ll'ed. ' Then the crowds surged into the main Coir and every minute saw them packed closer and closer to the stout rail n. ? of the reserved enclosure , and every tninuto saw the remaining feet lor standing room growing lens. Hundreds poured in nnd squeezed room f jr themselves until the walls of the building held their estimated capacity of f-,000 persons. At 8 o'clock Calvin S. Brice , chairman of the national campaign committee , called the meeting to order and presented the Hon. Kos- wcll 1' . Flower , who nmilo n speech , touch ing mainly upon the treasury surplus. Flower referred to Judge Thurman as "Hurt ripe scholar , that able and upright judge , that leader of the senate und that incorruptible statesman , " While- Flower was still speak ing the crowd near the Madison square en trance begun to cheer , drowning the voice of the speaker as they announced the comingof Thurman. As ho made his way to the plat form the cheers worn redoubled , bandanas weru waved and the band struck up "Hail to the Chief. " At the same time there readied the platform Governor 1) . 13. Hill , who took a seat beside Mayor Hewitt , Congressman McMillan , Patrick A. Collins and ex-Gover nor Leon Abbott of Now Jersey. A erecting In the form of a resolution was then read and adopted. Flower , who had not attempted to Hnisli his speech , at once introduced Thurman , say ing : "Follow citi/cns : I have the honor to introduce the old Koinun , Allen G. Thurman. " As Thurman stepped forward to the speak er's stand and stood erect , wiping the perspi ration from his face with the famed ban dana , the wildest excitement followed. Everyone having u seat stood upon it. Ban danas and flaps weru waived and the crowd cheered and cheered again , drowning into mufllcd sounds the strains of the band. The cheering continued for fully Jive minutes , and then , In n voice so feeble that only those within u few feet of him could tell , except by the motion of his lips , that ho was speaking , ho said : "Mr. Chairman , ladies nnd gentlemen : It has been said by the republican papers since I was nominated for the vice presidency that Allen G. Thurman is an old , frail , decrepit , and broken down man. J do not know that I should reply tc tills , although I well know that 1 nni in no condition to-night to speak to an immense menso audicnco such as tins. However , 1 want to speak , and in spite of illness I an almost Induced to make the attempt. I bcj. leave , however , to withdraw , nnd thank you for your kind reception. " A hush fell upon the assemblage , as nl saw that the hero of the oven'tng was trying to speak to them but was unable to do so Colonel Urico and Mr. Flower stepped for ward and each taking Thurman by the arm assisted him back from the speaker's stand Ho was almost fainting , and for a few min lUos was too sick too bo moved from tin building. When ho had recovered sufficiently Judge Thurman was taken In u carriage di red to the ladies' entrance of the Fiftl 1 Avenue hotel , accompanied by Messrs. Brie < and Burnum and his son , Allen W. Thurman The Judge was conducted to his room nm Was attended by Dr. Goldthwaite , the hole Physician. The latter applied remedies , nm Inter it was said that the distinguished paticu would bo all right In an hour o to. Dr. GoUUUwaito said that tin Judge had been attacked with cholcn morbus at ! t o'clock in the afternoon , and hi had advised his patient to not exert himscl by attending the meeting. Judge Thurmai Insisted upon going to Madison Square Gar den , notwithstanding the advice of the phy siciun. Mr. Harnum came out of Thurman's apart incuts in a little while and announced thn Thurmnn would bo all right in a couple o hours. In thasick room remained Mr. Bricc Allen W. Thurmnn , his son , Allen G. Thur man , Jr. , nnd the physician. Meanwhile , in Madison Square Garden , th throng called for Governor Hill. Ho wa presented and at once referred to Judgi Thurman's sudden illness , saying that it wa an illness which hud como upon him an hou before. The governor said that he took gran pleasure in announcing that the illness wa not serious , and that Judge Thurman wonl bo able to proceed with the work laid out fo him in the campaign. Governor Hill then wont on and made lengthy speech , and ho was followed by Go\ crnor Green of Now Jersey , who devote himself ilrst to a tribute to Thurmnn an next to a discussion of the tariff. Senate BInckbunt of Kentucky next t.poko. Hot Patrick A. Collins of Uostou and Hou. Joh McSwccny of Ohio followed , provokin much laughter. Local spc.ikcis closed th meeting. Allen W. Thurman sent this dispatch t his mother late to-night : Mrs. Allen G. Thurmiin , Columbus , O. 1 you see any report in iho morning papc about father being sick , don't bo at n alarmed. It is simply an old fashioned en : of cholera murbus , und ho is all right now. ALLE.Nf , THUKMAN. Mcrrlnm C5otn the Nomination. ST. I'n'L , Sept. 0. M. 13. Morrlam wr nominated by the republican statoconvcutlc on the sixth ballot late his afternoon , r cclving 270 of the 444 votes cast , Shaffer go tine TJ and McGill 101. Upon being cscorU into the convention , Mr. Mcrriani cxprcssc his gratitude for the honor In a brief bpeocl The rest of the ticket was then quietly cor plctcd by renomlnation of the present incut bents , in follows ; For lieutenant governo A. F. Hlco ; secretary of state , Hans Mi1 ecu ; state treasurer , Joseph Boblcttcr ; : torney genor.il , Moses K. Clapp. The Colorado Itcpiihllcaiifl. DENVEII , Sept. 0. The republican sta convention assembled at 10 o'clock tills mor Ing and nominated W. II. Hrlsb.ino , of Luk Rtuto treasurer on the third ballot , ui | Captain John Hlco , of Pueblo , secretary state by acclamation. [ AniMlnit Fur Governor. I CoxcouHt Sept. 0. After the platform h I been read and adopted a ballot was take f -which resulted In the nomination el Chuil I A. Auwuou for governor. AV1IY MTCH.MAN I115SIONKI1. IiitcreMlni : Correspondence Between Pnwclurly und the Kx-Sccretary. PiiiMhEM-iiiA , Sept. 0. This week the Journal of United Labor contains an article two columns and a half In length , contrlb utcu by General Master Workman Pow- dcrly , and containing the correspondence that pasted between him nnd Charles II. Litchmnn upon resigning the gcner.U secre taryship of the order. First Is given Litch- man's letter of resignation , which has already , been published. Powdcrly's reply opens with an acceptance of the resignation , and then ho adds : "While I will not question your motives In taking this step , you will , I trust , pardon mo if I say that I fail to sue how organized labor can be bcnellttcd by having Its ofllrcrs cast aside the obligations nnd duties which their constituents imposed upon them , for the purpose of "tak ing sides in a political campaign. It is true that groans and sighs are flaming up fioiu the mouths of political leaders for the wrongs of the working men. Many of those who groan the loudest at this time may Justly bo classed among those who are the very worst oppressors in the land. The tears they shed will never Increase * In volume to such an ex tent as to wipe away the grievous wrongs their past actions or failure to act have im posed upon the man who bends under pover ty's load. The question at Issue , the tariff , will not be settled when the votes are counted in November. The election of a president will not make changes unless the people of all the land make Judi cious selections of such members of the national legislature as will carry out their wishes when congress assembles. Already foity-one nominated candidates , re gardless of party , have signed written pledges to work for measures of reform nt the request of members of the Knights of Labor. If this plan of our order is faith fully carried out it will result In more good than any other. " Litchman winds up the correspondence. Ho says : "I hold It more honorable to lay down offi cial duties that would hamper private action than to retain such a position andatthcsamo time bo engaged in politic.il scheming in secret with patty agents whom it is necessary ostensibly to publicly denounce. I heartily bclluvu that , bad as you may thinker or say the republican party is , the democratic party is infinitely worse by reason of its nd vocacy of free trade , and 1 further believe that 1 should be false to my duty to the people engaged in the industries of my state , if 1 do not do all in my power to defeat the political combinations that would , if success ful , still fuather lower their standard of wages , nnd consequently their standard of living. " BIjANCHAItl ) KKSIGNS. lint IH Prevailed Upon to Reconsider Ills Decision. CHKAOO , Sept. ( i. George K. Blnnchard to-day tendered his resignation as chairman of the Central Trafllc association. He an nounced his decision nt a special meeting called for that purpose , giving as his reason that he has been unsuccessful in his efforts to maintain harmony nnd enforce the rules , owing to the independent course pursued of late by bomo of the roads. The announce ment was received with regret , and the managers at once appointed a committee to confer with Blauchard , and , if possible , to in duce him to change his mind. After consul tation with the committee Hlnnchnrd con sented to defer final action until January 1 , on condition that ho bo allowed absence from October 1 until such time as ho will be able to complete the engagements ho had made In anticipation of his withdrawal from the chairmanship , A committee of eight has been appointed to revise the organization ol the traffic association , with a view of i educ ing the office expenses and bringing outside lines into the organization. THE YELLOW FEVER. Surgeon General Hamilton on the Condition of Camp Perry. WASHINGTON , Sept. 0. Surgeon Genera Hamilton returned to Washington last nigh from a visit to Florida and Georgia. In speak iug of Ills visit to an Associated Press report er , ho said : "I am satisfied , after persona inspection , that the stories published regard ing the condition of Camp Perry are grosi exaggerations , based on a desire to breoV down the regulations requiring ten day's do tentior. If there tire many improper chnrac tcrs at the camp it is certainly not the faul of the government. I told the authorities a Jacksonville that if they sent disreputabli people to the camp they could not criticize u lor their presence. It seems that while m ; course 1ms been very unsatisfactory to tin people of Jacksonville , it has been entire ! ; satisfactory to everybody else. " "Wisconsin Democrats Assemble. MILWAUKEE , Wis. , Sept. 5. At the after noon session of the democratic slut convention James Morgan , of Milwaukee keo , was nominated for governor 01 the first ballot , receiving the solid vote o eight congressional districts. Other nomina tions were made by acclamation as follows Lieutenant governor , Andrew Kull , of Wai worth : secretary of state , A. C. Carson , o Eau Claire ; state treasurer , Theodora Kers ten , of Calumet ; railroad commissioner Herman Nnbor , of Shawnce ; Insurance com missioncr , E. M. Evans , of Sauk ; nttorne ; general , Timothy E. Hyan , of Waukesha superintendent of public instruction , Ame of Green Luke. Uyan is also on th labor ticket , but his nomination is only ni endorsement. Denver Mail 15olil > ci'le.s. Nr.iv YOIIK , Sept. C. An afternoon pape says that it can bo set down ns a positive fac that a thief or a gang of thieves has bee stealing systematically from the Unite States mulls between this city and the wes during the last three months. Never in th history of the postofllco department have s many valuable money packages and letter been stolen as during the last few wceki Otllccrs of the postofllco department hav been very reticent about making known th loss. Whenever It has leaked out that largo package wus lost those In charge o the postofllco have souirht to keep inform ; tion froin the public. The losses will auioun to thousands of dollars. A Serious Mine ) Fire. HAZI.EION , Pa. , Sept. 0. A serious miti Uro Is lu progress five miles north of th : place , at the Lattituoro colliery , operated I the Pardco Brothers. A portion of the worl ings known as the counter t > huto , on the 11 sldo of n slope which has been abandoned ft years , wus Ignited yesterJay. It was in possible to got close to the lire. It was d < cided to-day to adopt the plan of drowniii out the mine , und to this end u stream i water was turned Into the workings. Shoul this bo successful the lire will not spread i other adjoining workings of this sectio which are all connected and honeycomb tl entire district. It is impossible to get with half a mile of thu fire , and water runnii from the fire ut that distance is at the bol ing point. The colliery gave employment I 3oO men and boys , all of whom uro now idl Great Flood4 In Georgia. ATIANTA , Ga. , Sept. 0. The heavy rain which have fallen throughout Georgia fi the past week have douo great damage the cotton crop. Uivcrs have overflow * their banks nnd done great damage , but far us kuown no live * wcro lost. The ra roads have sufTcrcu mare or less from was outs. 0 Hovey's Welcome Home. iNniANAi-ous , Sept , 6. The republicans Indianapolis hold n great out-door demonstt tlon to-night , the immediate occasion bcii n ( I the return of General Alvln P. Hovpy. tl cs I republican candidate for governor , and tl I inauguration of the gubernatorial cauipalg AN OPPRESSOR OF THE POOR Scott's Bogus Pretensions are Ex posed In the House. NO FRIEND OF THE LABORER. Nebraska nnd lown Postal Matters ItcprcKcnlatlvcMorrcIl Spcaku His Mind on Delayed Appropriation Bills AVInn Kroin Currants. Scott's Hypocrisy. WASHINGTON BniEtt 'i ' THE O.M\m i BEE , 1 Bill Fouurr.i ; STIIBKT , > WASHINOTON. D. C. , Sept. 0 , ) Postmaster General Dickinson resumed his duties on the floor of the house this after noon and continued to coach members who are the recognized mouth-pieces of the ad ministration. Ho came in Just after Mr. Brumm of Pennsylvania got through flay ing William 1 > . Scott of the same state. Brumm proved by affidavits and the state ments of reputable men that Scott , who Is the mouth-picco of the administration , nnd who , in the name of labor nnd virtue , rushed through the house on Monday the anti- Chinese bill , for the purpose of catching the laboring men of the country , Is a largo patron of labor contractors , and employs constantly hundreds of Italians and Hungarians who wcro brought hereunder under contract , that he has employed special police and detectives for the purpose of breaking up organized labor , and requires all men entering his employ to sign a contract to the effect that they will belong to no labor organization. He proved that Scott ran what is known ns "pluck mo" stores , which furnish goods at high prices to laborers who are paid low wages , and that ho has ejected largo numbcis of laborers from his houses when they wcro unable to pay their rent. Mr. Hrumm also proved that Mr. Scott was the proprietor of a "rat" newspaper ofllco. This is the kind of n man put forth by the admin istration to convince the laboring men of the country that President Cleveland and his friends nro the friends of the laboring men. NEIir.ASKA ANU IOWA MAIL .MATTERS. The postmaster general has Issued the following order to the superintendent of thu railway mail service relating to mail facilities over the Union Pacific railway , a distance of Ioi7 ; miles , to take effect im mediately : "Discontinue the use of ono line of railway postofllco cars between Union transfer , In. , ( new ollico ) to North Phitte , Neb. , being a decrease of 2'J3 miles. Author jzo the extension of ono line of railway post ofllco cars between Nortli Platte and Chcy- cnne , 235 miles , leaving date of commence' ment to bo stated in a future order. " Special mall service has been asked dis continued between Sand Creek , Neb. , auil Cedar UlufTs , after September 15 , and te Highbricr , Dccutur county , In. , after Scp tomber 10. The postofllco nt the lattei place is discontinued. Winston S. Bell was to-tiny appointed post master at Wilsonvillc , Furnas county , Neb. vice William W. Whiting , removed. WOUKINO FOR OVl'TAIN ll6"UHKE. Colonel Guy V. Henry , en route to the Fort Niagara competitive shoot , is in the city for a few days visiting army friends He was at the war department to-day une also called upon the president to speak i word for the promotion of Captain Bourke o : the Third cavalry , who lor many years wa ! in active Indian service with Colonel Henry IIKIAYED AI'PKOI'HIATION UII.1.3. Representative Morrell , who is ono of tin oldest and most sagacious republicans in tin house was talking recently of the delay In tin appropriation bills and the trouble to tin country nt largo some old practises in tin house bring upon the people. Ho said. "I am in favor of a resolution beini adopted at the beginning of every congrcb' ' which will require the committees having up proprlation bills to report them all withii sixty days after congress meets , nnd whlel will require the house to take the initially action by not later than the middle of April Thls-will give the senate ample opportunity to act on nil of the bills by the middle o May , so that the conference committees nil get done ; with their work before the mid die of Juno. This will insure the completioi cauipalg'i the end of the fisca year , Juno liflth , and it will obviate the nc ccsslty of passing Joint resolutions continu ing existing appropriations over periods i which there are emergencies caused by failure uro to pass new appropriation bills. "Tho failure to pass appropriation bill within the time when appropriations are run ning is the least of all the trouble. There i viciousncss nnd almost a cnmo in lioklin ; back for the purpose of controlling legtshi tion , and thcro is no doubt in my mind thu bills are regularly held back with n view t controlling legislation. You see , appropriti tlon bills nro privileged matters , and the , can bo called up ut any time nnd made t take off the floor bills which the dominan party may want to defeat. I ntn nwaro tha the departments are sometimes at fault in nc furnishing their estimate In time to secur an early passage of the appropriation bills but congress has power to teach the heads c departments some business sense ns well a some general principles , nnd I think it is big time congress should do fao. If the nox house is republican , and I confidently cxpec it to be. I will guarantee that there wi bo no bills of any kind held back fo the purpose of controlling legislatior The republicans go upon the principle that i is cowardly to defeat or pass measures b ; indirection. They are wlllingto meet an h sue fairly. I think the monitors Hhould b hold personally roiponslblo for this worl Now they shift their responsibility to com mittccs and to parties. If every mcinbc was made personally responsible for the fal uro of a gcoJ bill or the passage of a bad on < ho would bo moro careful , moro cousclur tious , and the result would bo a healthk state of affairs in congress. " CU11I1VNT WISH. The farmers and fruit growers on the Pi cltlo slope and certain sections of the sout i and in north Ohio are agitating quietly b correspondence the subject of currant wine : They believe that the grade of currant grown in sections of Franco , Italy and Greet from which wines are made can be us casil produced in portions of the United States. . very flno aromatic alcohol is made from cu : rants. The currant Is a moro reliable cro the world over than grapes , while the nlcohi for the manufacture of spirits und light wit is greater in proportion to the bulk than I grapes. Immense quantities of Turklsl Spanish nnd Grecian currants nro shippc every year into Franco for wino purpose : It will bu found quite n simple proeei to produce wino from dried currants , us it simple and suro. Consul Hancock writes i the department of state from Patras , Grccc on this suojcct as follows : "Tho fruit is emptied out of the barrels i sacks in wtnch it arrives into largo woode tubs , of a capacity of several tons , and twii or thrice , according to the quality ar strength of wino it is intended to produa the amount of water is added. During col weather it is necessary to artificially hci the water to an average summer temper ; turc , otherwise the foruientatiou would bo t < long delayed , but under ordinary clrcur stances the fermentation has taken place ar the liquid Is ready to bo strained In n perk of eight to ten days. When this lust opor tlon has taken place the liquid Is ready fi immediate use and can in no way bo dlstl guishcd from ordinary light white wines ; IB of u light ruby color , and possesses strength , according to the amount of wat that has been added , of from nine to till teen degrees. Wholesale dealers usually E ( it at so much per degree of alcoholic strcngt It is nlso employed for the manufacture superior brands of wine , and this Is done 1 the admixture of strong und colored Spa ish , Italian nnd Dalmatian wines , and 1 various other processes well known Franco. This should not , however , cau any prejudice against similar wines , for tin contain nothing deleterious or In ui way injurious to the consumer , for t currant in its original state U sii ply a small stouoless grope , wh : produce an excellent , strong , fruity-flavored wino ; the French , therefore , In adding water to the dried fruit are merely replacing what has been drawn out of It by thu action of the sun In the process of drying. Considering how much spurious- wino Is put on the mar ket nowadays , I think ono bus reason to con gratulate. himself If ho can bo perfectly cer tain he Is drinking nothing worse than the liquid produced by the admixture of currants with water. Currants nro likewise con sumed to a great extent during the vintage by farmers and proprietors of vineyards in France , who produce ordinary ; qualities of wine und who , owing to the remunerative prices paid for their wines' ' , nro anxious to In crease their product as much ns possible. Experience has shown them that if currants with the usual proirartlon of water , nro mixed during the vintage with the fresh grapes and allowed to ferment together , the blending is much superior to that obtained by mixing u currant wine to a natural wine , nnd the liquid obtained has all and every attribute , of pure , natural wine. The most careful chemical analyses have declared this , und It is , there fore , not to be wondered at if many wine growers in Franco avail themselves of this to make up , in n small way , for the enormous deficit caused by the ravages of the phyllox era , which , If I am not mistaken , 1ms re duced the total French wino production from an average of about sixty million hectoliters of wine to about thirty million annually. I mav add that the forty to llfty thousand tons of currants annually imported Into France , when turned Into wine , represent only Ift.UK ) hectoliters , so thorp is plenty of room for the further developeincnt of this trade. " Senator Manderson is In the east. Surgeon Paul Hrown , U. S. A. , has boon relieved from duty at Fort Niagara , New York , and ordered to Fort Sidney. Pcnitv S. HIUTB. NO USE FOIl OllA'ES. American Cotton Seed OH Supplant ing the Foreign Production. WisiiiNtiTox , Sept. 0. fSpeclal to Tin ; Hen. ] According to a report Just received nt the department of state from Consul Frank II. Mason , located nt Marseilles , France , It Is almost an Impossibility to pro euro in the American markets pure olive oil , owing to the decrease lu the area In France nnd Italy , where olive trees flourish , ami the great increase in the numerous insects nnd diseases , which in addition to the uii' favorable phases of weather , yearly render the ollvo crop moro or less unecrtain.and the discovery that American cotton seed oil car bo used in the manufacture of ollvo oil by the cunning French nnd Italian ! who produce less than 15 per cent ol the quantity of ollvo oil which the market demands. Last year there were over twc million gallons of cotton seed oil exported from the United States to Marseilles alone , and moro than hnlf of this vast quantity was used for adulterating ollvo oil , n largo parl of which was ro-cxported to the United States through a duty of yo per cent. The French arc very inconsistent , however , In their dealings. It , was only a few weeks age that l.dOO tierces of American lard were stopped at the wharf m Marseilles and the consignees subjected to a costly process. which is not yet terminated , because the lard was found upon analysis by the custom of fleers to contain 10 per cent of cotton-seed oil It is thus shown that while Franco prac tically excludes from l er ports Amcriciir lard with only 10 per cent of cotton-seed oil about half of the allege ! ! olive oil produced it sections of France is shipped to the Unitct States without any restriction , and it con tains S3 per cent of cotton-seed oil. Then should undoubtedly bo something done to re' ' tallato upon discriminations against Amen can products of this character. Consul Mason gives the following Inter pstlng observations relative to the process bj which adulterations of ollvo oil are detected "Tho rani : , low-priced ollvo oils from south ern Italy ( U.tri ) , Algeria and Tunis , have been brought here in vast quantities , dilutei with cotton or sesame , and been consumcc nnd exported wholesale In place of the tine delicate , high-grade oils of the Van am1 Houchas du Unonc , which have thus beet nearly elbowed out of the market. This hiu so reduced the value of ollvo oil in southori France that the government has set itsel seriously to the task of providing a remedy The first step was to discover some methoi of detecting such ndulterations which shouh be not only exact in its results , but sufficient ly simple to bo practicable for farmers , deal ers and ordinary consumers. It was stated in n report which was made from tins con sulate in February , 18S3 , that no such pro cess was then known. As late a : the 17th of Mav last n meeting ol the Scientific nnd Industrial society of Mar scdlcs was addressed by Mr. Ernest Milllan nn accomplished analytical chemist , win reviewed elaborately all of the known pro cesses , and admitted that none of them wen sufficiently delicate and exact to detect ai adulteration of loss than ten per cent. Th' ' 'Cailletet1 process , which consists in treat ing the oil with a mixture of sulphuric am nitric acids , has been hitherto generally em ployed , but this was declared by Mr. Milllui untrustworthy unless the degree of ndultera tion exceeded twenty per cent. "Tho 'Uechi' process , now used by tin Italian government , will detect nn udmixtur of fifteen per cent of cotton-seed oil , prc vided the sample analyzed contains no glycei ine , formic acid , or frco salty acids , any us of which , oven in mlnuto quantity , is sull cicnt to mask the chemical reaction upo which the process of Signer Hcchi depends. Nebraska nnd Io\va Pensions. WASHINGTON , Sept. 0. [ Special Tclcgrat to THR HEI : . ] Pensions granted Ncbraskuna Increase ( Navy ) John Gorman , Omabn Daniel Fuller , Tekamah ; Tilltnan G. Woos tor , Nebraska City ; John Dibble , Stewart Joseph H. Adams , Glboon ; Chauncoy A Evans , Stnnton : Henry C. Wells , Uurlit game ; Arthur W. Squros ; , Hrokcn Bow George L > . Hurbank , Guido Hock. Uelssuo- ( Navy ) Cyrus D. Adams , Grafton. Pensions for lownns : Increase Samm Downing , Lennox : Peter Fahn , Panamn Henry W. Zecntz , New Market ; Robert C Grigg , Murray ; William L. Heckwlth , Pro : cott : Hrazillai Marlon , Calliope ; ( navy , Francm S. Phipps , Cedar Kapids ; Josep Conway , Ottumwa ; Hiram Hanes , Vllllscn Wallace IJea , Hangor. Keissuo Gunru Miller , Charfes City ; James Anthony Glei wood. Itoissuo nnd increase William I Locke , Independence. Surgeon General Hamilton Talks. WASHINGTON , Scpt. 0. Surgeon Gonon Hamilton returned to 'Washington last nigl from a visit to Florida and Georgia. 1 speaking of his visit to an Associated Pros reporter ho said : "I am satisfied , after pe sonal inspection that that the stories pul llshcd concerning the condition ( Camp Perry uro gross cxaggoratioi based on n dcslro to brpak down the rcguh tlons requiring ten days1' detention. If ther are any Improper characters at the camp It certainly not the fault of the government. told the authorities at Jacksonville that they sent disreputable people to the cam they could not eriticUo us for their presenci It seems that while my course has been vei unsatisfactory to the people of Jacksonvlll it has been entirely satisfactory to over , body else. " _ Washington Hrovitlcs. The forthcoming report of the postraasU general well shows that the number of pre idcntial postofliees In force July 1 , 18SS , wi U,50i , nn increase during the year of ICO. Tl total amount of salaries paid to president ! postmasters was $4,2G2,61K ) , nn Increase undi the act of March 8 , 1833 , of ! 2,500 , or 8 pi cent. The total gros1 } receipts from pros dontinl postotllccb for the year wcro S , an increase of $3,823biO : , or 0 per cent. Surgeon Hamilton was summoned to tl white house yesterday afternoon for n co : ferencowitli the picsldcnt and Sccrctai Fairchild in regard to the measures taken i aid the yellow fever iJuffcrcrs in Florida , ar to prevent the spread of the epidemic. I made u statement of what had been done far , nnd explained his action in dctalnli refugees from Jacksonville nt Camp Pen as essential to the safety of the surroundii country. The president expressed gre sympathy for the people of Florida , nnd I strutted the surgeon general to do all that possible for their relief , keeping In view , the same time , the safety of the others. THE NEBRASKA METHODISTS. Second Day's Session of the Central Oity Conference. YORK COUNTY'S COURT HOUSE. The Contractor Wants Moro Money Tlmn tlic Commissioners nro AVIII- IHK t ° Give Scnntors * Nomin ated Otliur State Nows. The North Nebraska , M. E. Conference. CRXTIIAI , CITV , Neb. , Sept. 0. [ Special Telegram to Tim Hct : . ] This was the second end day of the Methodist mutual conference , At rail call this morning the names of absen tees on yesterday answered till the total numbered nearly seventy. To n looker-on at present it seems marvelous that one-fourth of the state should provide fields of labor for as many ministers as the whole of Nebraska furnished fourteen years ago. Saturday , nt 10 o'clock a. in. , was fixed as the time for considering the educational matters of the conference , nnd Dr. Lemon was added to the committee on education ns a incinbcr-nt large. The regular order of business for Saturday at 'J o'clock is the consideration of the ques tion of a state camp ground where yearly all the Methodists of the state may congregate in n grove ami sleep In cottages and tents. A very line debate was provoked by the offering of u resolution in regard to asking for the appointment of a committee to in quire into nnd report upon the subject of the episcopal residence. There seems to have been some bargaining with Lincoln on the score of the location of the bishop's home , and some of the preachers think it was not authorized. It will all come to the surface on Saturday , most likely. Hishop Newman expects to be on our soil early in October , and all the questions pertaining to his homo must bo settled at an early date. The pre siding ciders load written reports of their districts four in number. Dr. Manlleld's was remarkable for its pointed good sense , and Hev. A. Hodget's made an impression because of allusions to the destructive effects of the blizard last Jan uary In the western part of the Elkhorn Val ley district , where all the horses and cattle of some of farmers perished , nnd on account of which the pecuniary support of ttio preachers was very meager. Hut none of them forsook their posts. I'lio character of a largo number of preachers was passed upon. Kcports wcitmadoof the examina tion of n number of young preachcis , some of whom will bo loft without uppoinmonts that they may attend ono of our literary or theological schools. The Contractor Wants More. YOIIK , Neb. , Sept 0. [ Special to TUB Unn ] The court house has been completed. The building commitlco submitted a report to the county board of supervisors at its ses sion yesterday in favor of paying to the coij- tractor , D. H. Howard , of Lincoln , $51,000 which is something In excess of the contract price. The board adopted the report nnd tendered the contractor the amount In accor dance to the recommendations. This offer was promptly refused by the contractor who wanted f. > 7,000. Ho claims the building has cost him $03,000 or more , and that ho is en titled to full pay. Ho will sue for ffio.OOO in the November term of court. The architect. O. II. Placy submitted n report to the board against the acceptance of the building. Senator Ijlndsny Rciioininntcd. McCcoit , Ntb. , Sept. 0. [ Special Tele gram to TIIK UEC. ] The republicans of the Twenty-ninth senatorial district assembled in convention nt the opera house this eve' ning for the purpose of completing the state ticket by making a nomination for the sen ate. Charles Brewer , ot McCook , was chosen chairman and V. B. Harcourt , of Trenton , as secretary , and the names of J. P. Lindsay nnd John C. Gamble were placed before the convention. The vote was iili for Lindsay and 17 for Gamble. The nomination of Lindsay was then made unanimous. The senator formally accepted the nomination in u few well chosen words and iho convention adjourned. _ Chasing the Horse Thieves. LAMAH , Colo. , Sept. 0. Word comes from Vttns , fifty miles south , that seven horses wcro stolen from that vicinity Tuesdaj night. The loss was not discovered untl j csterday morning , when a pobso was organ izcd to go into the neutral strip after the thieves. The party is armed with Win chcstors and each man is well mounted They will visit Squaw canon , where the out laws are fortified in an old stone house. A desperate conflict may bo looked for , as the men who compose the posse nro determined fellows and good shots. Addressed By General Van Wyok. PAWNEE CITY , Neb , , Sept. 0. ] Specin' Telegram to Tun HUE. ] Hon. C. H. Vai Wyck addressed a largo audicnco nt i picnic given by Pomona grange of thl county throe miles west of town this after noon. Ho spoke over nn hour on question ! of direct interest to the farmers. Stati Master O. E. Hall was present and nsslsted also Deputy Grand Master S. U. Hoot of In dlanoln , who gave u short speech explaining the purposes and present condition of tin grange. ThoHutler County Fair. DAVID CITV , Nob. , Sept. ( ) . [ Special Tele crnm to Tin : Hr.E. ] The third day of th Butler county fair brought together n larg crowd. The exhibition of the products o the county are not as good this year as 1 former years , which is duo to the early dat of the fair. Some racing was done , but th chief attraction was tho. speech of Judge Mn sou , which on account of the wind and dus was short , nnd was completed in Nowotony' hall in the city this evening. The Judge i nn nblu exponent of republican principle and bus done Justice to the republican cause Clear Makers Ijnokrd Out. FALLS CITV , Neb , , Sept. ft. [ Special Tele gram to THE Hue. ] The union deal-maker employed in Beaulcus' cigar factory. No. 8 ! were locked out on Monday , their places b ( ing filled by scabs from Davenport , In. ] has caused a great deal of excitement nmon the union men of this city , as it is the firs trouble of the kind that lias ever occurrc hero. The locked out men uro quiet. Glst-llonvcs. FALLS CITV , Neb. , Sopt. 0. [ Special Tele gram to THE BEE. ] Miss Annie Heaves , th accomplished daughter of Hon. Ishnt IJcaves , was married this morning to Mr. 1 J. Gist , of this city. The contracting purtlr are favorably known through the stale. Th couple left for Chicago and Now York o a bridal tour. _ Nominated For Senator. VAI.CSTI.NE , Neb. , Sept. 0. [ Special't THE UIK. : ] 9. II. Cornell was nominated fc state senator in the republican scnatori : convention nt Uushvillo. Mr. Cornell Is prominent business man here , being tl president of the Valentino bank , and ah chairman of the county ccntrul committee. Falrbury Taken the Gup. WAHOO , Neb. Sept.0. . [ Special Telegrai to TUB HUE. ] Company D of Falrbury we awarded the governor's cup in the compel live drill at this place to-day. Died oT Coiibiiiniitlon. SIDNEY , Neb , , Sept. 0. [ Special Telegra to THE BEB. ] Mrs. Lavin , wife of Kdwai Lavin , a prominent grocer here , died at o'clock this cvonlng of consumption. I formerly lived in Hebron , Tbaycr county. F1KT1HTII CONOKE99. Senate. WASIIINOTOX , Sept. o.-In the sennto to day among the bills reported from commit tees nnd placed on the calendar , was the sen- nto bill , appropriating $750OCO for n postoftlco building nt St. Paul , Minn. Mr. Hoar offered a resolution calling the attention of the president respectfully to the resolution of the siMiato of August 2 ? , re questing him to communicate to the senate copies of all eotniminlcntloiis addressed by his direction to the government of Great Britain remonstrating against the unfair treatment of American citizens , nnd request ing him to furnish such information ns soon ns possible , that it may bo considered in nct- Ing on pending legislation. The Chinese bill was called up and Mr. Sherman said that ho hud Information now from nn undoubted source ( not from the president or secretary of state ) that the probability was that the Chinese government had not refused to ratify the treaty. Ho was Informed that the Chinese legation had no Information on the subject , nnd that the president Imd none. When the bill cnmo from the house ho had assumed , as a matter of course , that the house had passed It on Information that came from the executive. Tlio senate had no information about it. The senate only knew that the house of represen tatives has suddenly suspended its business in order to pass tins bill on motion of the get.tleman who was supposed to bo In favor with the executive. Without such in formation the senators should not rush wildly , like a flock of frightened partridges , into Iho passage of the bill. If it should turn out that the Chinese government had not rejected the treaty , the hasty passage of of the bill would bo unbecoming to the American senate. Ho thought that the sen ate was bound , by common courtesy duo be tween nations as between individuals , to await the action of the Chinese government on this subject. Ho asked , by unanimous consent , that the bill might informally bo laid aside. Mr. Stewart objected. Mr. Platt said that he should vote for the lull , but under protest. He did not like the way it came before congress. Why should there bo hot haste to override the act now awaiting the president's signature ami to ass the bill which , under the circumstances , mild bo n direct insult to n nation with 'Inch ' the United States desired to continue ll friendly commercial relations. Was it a oto catching performance ! Had it como to his , that high public olllccs had been prosti- uted for democratic electioneering purposes I f not , what other reason existed for thrust- ug the bill on the uttcntion of congress In .neb . nn untimely way. If n vote was forced pen the senate now ho would vote for the illl , because he was not going to act on the .ssumption Unit the pending bill was nn ilectionecrlng dodge. Mr. Morgan questioned the sincerity of the 'acilic slope senators as to the exclusion of Miinamen. This statement was challenged by Mr. Iltchell , who said , somewhat excitedly , that hero was not one word of truth in it , from icginning to end Mr. Morgan repeated that the plutocracy of .ho I'acllio slope was in favor of retaining "lilncso laborers. Mr. Mitchell remarked that the question itid been submitted to a vote of the people of California a few years ago , and ho asked iVhether the senator from Alaoatna would mvo the candor and honesty to state to the icnate the result of the vote. Mr. Morgan retorted in an indignant man ner that the word "honesty" was a word ivhich the senator frou Oregon ought not to .iso with so much flippancy. On the point of loncsty ho ( Morgan ) had as good a record as , bo senator from Oiegon. Mr. Mitchell explained that ho meant po- .Itical honesty. Mr. Morgan A politically dishonest man cannot bo trusted with my pocketbook. I do not make such a distinction , and never have undo it. Mr. Mitchell Tito senator may make his own application. The debate bcinu closed , the senate pro ceeded to vote on the passage of the bill. The vote was uuanimous yeasiiT , nays none. Thcro being no quorum voting , thcro was a call of the senate , when thirty-tune senators , exactly a quorum , answered. Mr. Hoar said that he had been present when the vote was taken yesterday and to day , but had refrained from voting for rea sons stated by the senator from Ohio , Sher man. Mr. Sherman had also withheld his i-ote on both occasions. It was agreed l > i unanimous consent that a vote would be taken to-morrow at 1 o'clock , and then the senate adjourned. llOlthO. WASHINGTON , Sept. I ) . After a sharp per sonal colloquy between Scott nnd Hrumm , both of Pennsylvania , the house passed the noniing Hour in the consideration of the bll to increase the efficiency of the medical di vision of the pension olllce. Pending disciibsion , the house rcsumei" consideration of the retaliation bill. Mr McCrcary of Kentucky gave notice that hi would call the previous question on the bll to-morrow at 4 o'clock. Mr. Scott then resumed the floor nnd con tinucd his speech in support of the bill. A the conclusion of Mr. Scott's speech tin house adjourned. A Kiinnuk Who Would OTTAWA , Out. , Sopt. 0. The departmcn of the militia is greatly incensed over tin action of Lieutenant Douglass , of the Twen ty-fourth light Infantry , in writing a lettei to a Toronto newspaper , over his own name and rank , as an ofilccr of the militia of Can ada , dwelling upon the possibility of wat with the United States , and suggesting tha Canada's prime move would bo to tnko Do troit. Ho has been asked for an exnlana tlon , and it Is believed ho will bo asked ti resign. _ _ Bloody Work of n Maniac. JsiiMNAPOLis Sept. li. Near Columbus Ind. , last night , James Ford , n farmer , whil suffering from delirium , caused by fever sprang from his bed and made an attacl upon his wife nnd two children. Ho seized chair and knocked down the youngest child n bubo , killing it , and fatally injuring hi wife nnd ten-year-old son. It require * eight men to manacle the delirious man. Bloody Ai'lctiiKas Election Affray. FOHUEST CITV , Ark. , Sept. 0. During bloody affray at Mllbrookon election day , on white man was fatally und six others slight ! , wounilcd. It Is claimed that the negroes at tempted to steal the ballot box , but llmlin the whites on guard fired u volley and fled The lire was returned by the whites , bu without cllcct. Killed by a Boiler Kxnloslon. SEYMOUH , Ind. , Sopt. 0. By the explosioi of a steam thresher William A. Bennett wa instantly killed und two other men were tei ribly crushed und scalded and will die. Flv other employes were bruised nnd scaldei but none seriously. The boiler was old nn worn out. Can't I3ven Manufacture Cider. MINNEAPOLIS , Sept , 0. The Journal" " Waterloo special says Judge Noy , under th Iowa prohibitory law , decided that a ma cannot lawfully inanufncturo cider for use i his own family , and Instructs the grand Jur to indict if they find such a thint ; bus bee done. TO.XHH Fever In St. l < onlq. ST. Lorn , Sept. 0. Texas fever has mail Its appearance among thr cattle In the wes cm suburbs of this city , und is killing off ln ! miIdi cows beloiiglnglng to dairymen an suburban residents. It is asserted that tl disease was brought thcro by several lion of Texas cuttle driven from the North S Louis stock yards to the slaughter bouses. An Appeal for Aid , ; \ YORK , Sept. 0. Mayor Hewitt issue in appeal to the public to-duy for aid for tl ellow fever sufferers at Jacksonville , Fla. Rooult of the Torrlblo Railroad Ao ciclout Notxr Paris. FORTY OTHERS BADLY WOUNDED. PnsspiiRern Tell the Story of the IIor roi-H of the Wreck But Few AnicrlcntiH Aboard nnd None Killed. Thrown In a Hcnn. IfSSbu Jiiincx ( Junton Itcnnet. ] Sept , 0. [ New York Herald Cable Special to Tin : Btr..l : A trrrlblo railway accident occurred ut half past two yesterday morning on the Purls , Lyons fa Mediterranean line , between Miiluln and Velars stir Oucho , near the viaduct of LaCombe - Combe Foucheres. The down express No. 11 , from Paris to Dijon und Lyons , which started at 0:20 : at night and was duo at Di on nt 'Jir : > n , in. , ran off the lino. Some of the cars wcro thrown In a heap. Before news of , the mishap could bo sent to Dijon the up fast train had left that station nt'Jll : , and rushing nlong at high speed , run into the wreck In pitch darkness. The collision was terrific. Both engines wcro smashed to pieces. When the casualties cnmo to bo counted eighteen of the passengers wore found deader or dying , and forty were dreadfully wounded. No Americans , happily , were among the vio- tlms.but there were several Knglish , namely : Miss Marcell , Mr. Howdcn , an Knglish stu dent , and Mr. Barungall. Captain Mariott was dangerously wounded. The other vic tims so far identified are French or Swiss. As soon as news of thu collision had spread over the boulevards and foreign quarters , the Herald ollico was bcsuigo.l with inquiries from the friends of the pisjengors. On early receipt of the sad tidings tiio Herald had telegraphed to Dijon for the nowj. In timations spcc.lily cuno to haul that the passengers from Paris wore about savon. I met the train nt Lvons. An English gentleman , traveling by easy stages from n holiday trip in Italy , said : "I was half asleep after a long Journey when 1 was aroused by n violent shock. On alighting I found myself in the middle of n ghastly scene. There was not a light anywhere. Before I knew anything I was out and help ing to pull the injured people from the debris of wrecked cars , twisted n\lus , broken glass and panels. Ono hideous sceuo followed an other. When day began to dawn wo sur vivors realized the extent of the catas trophe. " William L. Guest , of Philadelphia , said : i never had such an experience. How I got iut of that I can't toll you. " Said another passenger : "I remember shock und hearing horrible groans. Then I fainted. A lady had her hild nnd husband killed besides orbut herself escaped uninjured. In rcnzicd despair she rushed to the nearest .olegr.iph office to wire her friends , but with rue official stolidity the man in charge ro used to accept any message until 7 o'clock. Another lady , on trying to get out ofher car , hricked with fright as she stepped on tha mangled body of a gentleman with whom , a 'ow minutes before , she had been playfully relating her holiday experiences. " Most of the victims wore taken back to Dijon. All the passengers who were well enough came on to Paris. THE ttS DISPUTE ! . The London 1'fniern Devote Space to "I Kclllucront HnoccliCH. $ lCo/rfo/il ) | / 1SSS ttu JcmiCD Uonlon Hcnnctt.l 1 LONIION , Sept. 7. [ New York Horalel liable Special fo Tin : BEE. ] All the morn- < ng papers dcvoto attention to the bniiquob of the cutlers at Sheffield where the Duke of Rutland and Sir Charles Tuppcr made bellig erent speeches on the fisheries. The duka us a cabinet minister referred pointedly to the president's message as "a bluster o $ words. " The Morning Post , in an editorial on the speech , says that the Duke pf Hut- land is the first minister who has spoken since ) ttio unexpected mcssajjo was bent to con gress by President Cleveland. Assuming that his words reflect the spirit of the cabi net generally wo have them as an excellent ; augury for the future adjustment of the dis pute. "England nnd Canada united in n Just cause , " says the duke , "can stand n gooel a deal moro bluster than that which has Justi been addressed to them From all the evi dence it will be seen that President Cleve land ban failed to upset the Judicial attitude either of iho Imperial or the Canadian gov ernment , und wo may hope that in a view ofi this attitude and with the strong rnorai pressure which the American nation gener 1 ally Is certainly to bring to bear on their ' lulers , President Cleveland and his advisora will adopt nn attitude moro conformable to the ubngcs of pacific diplomacy. " The Standard , in an editorial on the sub ject , bays : "For the subsequent change of tactics on the part of President Cleveland or for the unfortunate vote ot the senate tha colonists nro not responsible. Although anx ious to keep on good terms with the United States they cannot make hhlpwreck of their own interests and those of their posterity to oblige American party politicians. " The Dally News , commenting coat."I obsocvus in reference to what he called tha late extraordinary message of the president : "Sir Charles Tuppcr drew u distinction which ought to bo borne In mind. When the com missioners begun their labors at Washington they found all the United States , without distinction of person or party.agaiust Canada The opinion wus universally hold that * Canada was enforcing a harsh interpretation of the treaty of I'sls ' had , nnd Incurred , tha Just hostility of every American. To-day the only enemy of Canada is the sonata and tha hcnato is preoccupied in the electoral contest - test of the republican party. Sir Charles Tuppcr has chosen to forget that the prcsW dent is hardly to bo counted nniong the con * verts of whom ho boasts much. " The sharp talk of the American press 'l being cabled hero and excites much gossip la political und mercantile circles. All th English side show how senseless was the Bhiino cry , "The British people uro solid for Cleveland. " The London Stock Kxclmnjje. ICoiiurfH'it ' 1S&S lu Jainta Gonhm Ileunett. ] LONDON , Sopt. C. [ New Yorlt HornH Cubic Spoclul to THE BEK.I The absence of the Hebrew clement for their new yeaa festivities depressed the market. Amerlcauii opened erratic and , excepting one or tw leading stocks , prices dwindled , arbitrage houses doing nothing in the morning , bu | , $ after the Wall street opening largo solll0L [ orders from the other side dragged overjM thing down. Hooin traders offered sto M ' freely , although theio was little bona JIM selling. Louisville suffered ou the fve spiuud , whllbt Kne was firm. ThoMUwuukrd dividend was dlscubsed freely. Mexican- were dov.'u on speculative sales. The i-ato wuj unchuugod at 3 per coat.