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THE OpviAHA DAILY BEE.
EIGHTEENTH YEAE. OMAHA. SATURDAY MOKNING , OCTOBER 27 , 1888 ; NUMBER 135
WURMAN DROPS THE TARIFF
nd Devotes Some Time to a Dis
cussion of Other Matters.
WORRIED ABOUT THAT LETTER.
lie AsstircH IllH Hc.-ircrH That Cleve
land In the Victim of a Schema
Concocted by Envloim
Thurnmn and Carlisle.
LIMA , O. , Oct. 2fi. Judge Thurman and
Speaker Carlisle wcro central figures In a
party that occupied the train as it pulled out
of Cincinnati at 7:45 : this morning. Small
crowds greeted the train nt Miamisburg ,
Hamilton , Dayton , Tippecanoc mid Troy. At
the latter place Thurnmn said ho hoped to be
excused from speaking , but ho asked
that they would accept his slncorcst thanks
for their cxpressionsof good will. Speaker
Carlisle also spoke briefly. When Sidney
was reached over llvo hundred people were
in waiting. They cheered heartily but the
noise of the engine and the lack
of time prevented speech making.
At Wnponetka about four or llvo
hundred people had collected. They
asked for a speech , but the train moved on ,
preventing one being made , the train
reached this city and was greeted by a crowd
of several thousand peoplo. Thurman was
at once taken to the Lima house for dinner.
After dinner the judge was driven to Music
Hall , where the afternoon meeting was hold.
The hall was packed and overflowing , and
the crowd gave an enthusiastic greeting to
the speakers of the day. Judge Thunnan
was received with u storm of applause. Ho
stated that ho would muko no speech on the
tariff question , ono reason being that
Speaker Carlisle was to speak on the same
subject to-night , and giving other reasons ,
ho said :
Another reason that I have for omitting to
say much on that theme is that wo have been
talking upon the subject of the tariff now for
about six months , or , going buck to debates
in congress , for twelve months , tmrt I think
I may safelv assort to every man who is will
ing to hear the truth that in this long dis
cussion the democratic speakers have had
victory on their side ; and that our opponents
feel this to bo so is evident , as it seems tome
mo from saveral circumstances to which I
will now refer. If they did not believe that
the argumcnton this question of the tariff was
on the democratic siUo , why in the world
did they Insist on another issue to talk
about. Why did they reject the fisheries
treaty and attempt to make out that the
president had not stood in u hold and manly
manner for the interests of the people } Why
did they do ill Gentlemen , there is a way
of testing how sincere they were upon that
subject. The president negotiated the treaty
in regard to the fisheries. Ho sent it to the
senate , for a treaty cannot become binding
until it is confirmed , or ratified , as it is
called , by the senate. Ho sent it to the
senate , and the senate rejected It. They
gave him to Understand that they would
have no treaty on that subject. What did
that moan } Now , when you are in a dispute
with a foreign power you must settle it
peaceably by treaty or ignominiously back
down , or you must. If you reject both these
methods , then settle It by arms. There is no
other way. to do. They must negotiate and
npreo or back out or light. Well , the senate
did not say "back out. " On the contrary ,
they clamored about the president not
standing up for tlio rights of America , al
though no man could show wherein ho had
' in any particular surrendered those rights.
They do not say "negotiate , " for they re
jected the treaty. Now , if that treaty were
not n good treaty the senate hail the power to
amend It if they wanted to. If they wanted to
preserve peace with Great Britain , if they
wanted to have peuco in nil our borders , and
thought that that treaty needed amending.
why in the name of heaven didn'tthoy amend
itl What then wns the president , to do" } They
had told him by their action , "Wo will have
no treaty. " By the way , the treaty did not
make us back down n peg , and so they told
him in substance that the time has como
when wo must resort to war like measures
to vindicate American rights. Well , the
president took them at their word. Ho sent
in n message to them and said : "As you are
in fighting mood" I don't use his language ,
but I give the substance of It "as you won't
settle this matter so them may bo no blood
shed , so there may bo good will and peace
between us and other nations of the earth ,
as you wont do that , as you insist that we
shall resort to power and to force , give mo
the power of retaliation. Give It to mo. You
Bpcalt of retaliation , you speak of warlike
measures , you speak of vindicating
the rights of America by arms-
give mo the power to do what
you declare is the true policy of the
United States. " Ho sent that message to
congress , and forthwith the democratic house
of representatives passed u bill that gave to
the president all the power that could bo
asked to retaliate upon Canada and Great
Britain , and to pot our rights if they could
bo got by forco. That bill passed the house
of representatives without u single dissent
ing democratic vote. Now what became of
the bill ! It had to go to the senate the
same that rejected the treaty , the same that
clamored for retaliation , the same senate
that denounced the president and secretary
of state as succumbing to Great Britain. It
went to that senate , and what did the senate
do ! Instead of passing it they sent it to their
committee on foreign affairs how long ago ,
Mr. Speaker !
Mr. Carlisle A month npro.
Judge Tliurman A month ago they spnt it
there , and there it sloops n sleep that knows
no waking. Now I want to know what kind
of spectacle Is that presented by the greatest
republican leaders in the lam > on this subject
of foreign affairs. They won't mauo n
treaty , they won't ' back out , and they
won't fight. Oh , no. They prefer much
moro that Mr. Hlaino shall travel around the
United States abusing the democratic party
without stint than to have these retaliatory
measures that might bring about n war.
Judge Thurman traced the course of the
Chinese exclusion act through congress and
to the president. In doing so ho pave rea
sons why the Chinese should be excluded.
Ho stated further that when , in signing the
bill , the president's enemies were again
< foiled in an attempt to destroy him In the es
timation of the American people. Then , my
friend ! * , having thus failed in their discus
sion of the tariff ; having failed in the row
they raised about the fisheries ; having
failed in their attempt to destroy Cleveland
with opposition to the Chinese exclusion bill ,
these men , in the last days of the canvass ,
in the going down of the sun over this po
litical year , these men-when I siy ;
men do not understand mo us alluding to any
senator of the United States of any political
party , or to any man of distinction and char
acter in that party , for I should bo ashamed
of my country if I i-ould make such an impu
tation upon such a man , but I mean some of
the mean men of the party have all at once
discovered another mare's nest which they
think will hatch an otfsprlng that may de
stroy the dcmorratio party. They want to
get rid of a discussion of the tariff. They
want to get rid of n discussion of the fisher
ies. They want to got rid of the Chinese
question , and so they have started a now
dodge , invented a new scheme , which you
may have seen In tlio Cincinnati papers of to
il aj. They claim that nn Englishman by the
name of Murchtson , living eomowhero In
Illinois , that I never heard of until I saw his
name in the papers , wrote a letter to the
British minister at Washington to Inquire of
him .whether a naturalized Englishman in
California ought to vote for Cleveland
or vote for Harrison. and that
the Hrltifth minister made htm a reply , and
this letter , which it is alleged Murchlson
wrote , boll * over with mean insinuations
against Cleveland anil the democratic party ,
ca if they were the hirelings of Great
Urilaln , and bolls oyer with fnhoniu pr.iiso
of Harrison , as if he were the incarnation of
American virtue and patriotism. Now. my
friends , I wnut , to say a word to you about
.that , not tlmtluma' all satisfied that-this'
to-called Mr. Murchlson ever , wrote ' nny
such letter , or that the .British minister ever
replied-to It , aa 10 pretended'for I should
ssy , looking at the corrtspOndeiicev uu'd.
especially nt Murchlson's letter , or
so-called letter , that it bore on its
face such evident marks of downright
shameless forgery that 1 might be us likely
nt , once to denounce It as a forgery and then
say no more about it. [ Cheers. ] Whether
it is a forgery or not I don't know , but this I
have to say , that , bo it a forgery or be It a
genuine letter ; be it a letter written by Mur-
chlnson or bo it a letter written by some
cunning republican partisan to which Mur-
chlnson has lent his name ; be it one or the
other , it is the production of a deliberate vil
lain who deserves to bo scorned by honest
men.Hero Judge Thurman gave the contents of
both letters , nnd'continued :
Murchison pledges to the British minister
that not only shall that letter that ho writes
to him bo kept secret , but that of the min
ister shall be kept secret. Now , my friends ,
when you como to look nt the letter Itself
you swe that it never was written by n man
who for ono moment thought of voting for
Grover Cleveland. On the contrary , it is
written by some skillful , as he
thought , cunning republican politician ,
who thought to entrap the British
minister nml get from him some
reply that could bo used against Cleveland
in the presidential election , so that when
that man professed to be friendly to Cleve
land , and only seeking out correct knowl
edge , ho was lying with every breath that ho
uttered , with every word that ho wrote ,
when ho said that the answer of the British
minister should be kept u profound secret.
Ho was lying , for he never intended it
should bo kept secret if ho wore
fortunate enough to get one. unless
that letter should disappoint his hopes.
Now , my friends , If that man intended to be.
or was what ho said , how does It como that
, ho letter to his British minister , which was
narked "private , " and the letter of the
British minister to him. which ho solemnly
pledged his honor should never sec the light ,
now comes It that those letters are iu the
mblic press to-davl But that is not all. Just
ook at it. This letter of Murchlson pro
fesses to have been written on the 4th of
September lust , and the British minister's an
swer professes to be written on the 13th of
September , and yet for moro than one month ,
yes , considerably moro than ono month , no
man ever hoard ono word of there being such
correspondence except the men who are in
Last week there was to bo a great meeting ,
as It was culled , of Irishmen , although 1 do
not think very many honest , thoroughbred
irishmen wcro in tlio gang. But it was an
nounced that there was to bo such a meeting
as that nt Madison Square.'in the city of
New York , and that James C ! . Blalnc was to
uddress that meeting , and accordingly the
: ucetlng was held. When was it held !
Speaker Carlisle Last night.
Judge Tliurman Last night only } Then
for the first time the terrible correspondence
conies out which is to prove trial the sworn
president of tlio United States , the sworn
secretary of state , the sworn cabinet of the
resident , were all a set of conspirators
igninst the people of the United States. It
comes out Just then , on the eve of Blainc's
meeting , the Irish meeting in the city of New
York , aud among the first things Blalno docs
is to hold up his hands in horror over this
theme of official depravity.
The Judge wes frequently Interrupted by
ipplause , and the shouts the crowd gave at
the end of his speech wcro continued when
Hon. John G. Carlisle was introduced. Ho
spoke for some time about the position of the
respective parties on the question of re
ducing the surplus and of the tariff and
fishery treaty. Ho also touched On the
Murchlson affair. Judge Thurman at once
left for Columbus , but Speaker Carlisle and
thousands of other democrats were on hand
for tills evening's meeting.
COUJMIIUH , O. , Oct. 'M. Judge Thurman
reached homo lute to-night.
Chicago Defeats All America at Hast
HASTINGS , Nob. , Oct. 20. [ Special Tele
gram to THU BEU. ] Over two thousand peo-
> lo witnessed the game hero to-day between
Chicago and All America. It was a good
deal of n slugging match and was made in
teresting by a number of long hits and line
fielding. . The citizens distributed u purse of
forty dollars to the players making the best
records. Eight iunlngs were played. The
Chicago 3 000033 0 8
All America 0 001030 0 t
Huns earned Chicago 3 , All America 2.
Batteries Baldwin and Anson , Van Haltren
and Flint. Homo runs Tenor , Brown.
Three base hits Pfoffor , Fogarty. Umpire
Ono section of the grand stand cave way
and precipitated about ono hundred people to
tlio ground. It occurred Just before the game
was called and Caused a great sensation.
Fortunately no ono was seriously injured ,
though many wcro scratched and bruised.
Doctor Chapman was pinioned under a
heavy plank and is the worst sufferer.
Browns Win Their Third Victory.
ST. Louis , Oct. 20. The Browns captured
their third victory over New York In the
world's series to-dav but it came too late
to avail them anything. They ran bases
ns they pleased on Murphy and batted
George all over the field. It took ten innings
to decide it , and the game was won by
p'Ncil's homo run hit , with two men on
bases. Tlio World's championship cup will
bo presented to the Now York club tomorrow
row night by President Von Der Aho of the
Browns at the Grand opera house. Both
teams will disband Sunday night. Score ;
St. Louis 1 40020203 3 14
Now York..0 35000130 0 11
Pitchers King and Devlin for St. Louis ,
Gcorgo for Now York. Base hits St. Louis
15 , Now York 11. Errors St. Louis 4 , New
York. Umpire Gaffnoy.
AN OMAHA MAN'S FIANCEE.
"William Denny's Promised Brldo
EloncH AVitli Another Fellow.
CIIIC\GO , Oct. 20. [ Special Telegram to
Tin : Bui : . ] A local paper says : A sensa
tional elopement occurred on Wednesday
evening- last on the South side. The scene
was ono of the mobt fashionable boarding
houses on Michigan avenue and the persons
the most interested are the beautiful youug
lady , the daughter of mlno host , and a hand
some young clerk , an employe of a commer
cial agency firm. Miss Kditli West , daugh
ter of C. II. West , landlord of the boarding
house at 311) ) Michigan avenue , has for sev
eral months past been recognized as the
fiancee of William Denny , of Omaha , a
prominent young business man of that thriv
ing western city. Their engagement was
certainly known to intimate friends , and it is
also equally certain that It had the sanction
of the young lady's parents. Bishop Cheney ,
of the lioformcd Episcopal church , was to
have married the young couple on Wednes
day , but when the time came no bride was
there. Her folks will not say u word to
reporters , neither will Mr. Denny , but it is
iimtei-btood Miss Kdltli eloped with young
The Rnilroiid Hrnkenien.
CoLUMiifg , O. , Oct. 20.Tho Brotherhood
of Hallway Urakemen completed their ses
sions to-day , selecting St. Paul , Minn. , as
the next place of meeting , in October , 18S9.
The remaining officers were elected as fol
lows : Grand secretary and treasurer , E. F.
O'Sher , Gulesburg , 111. ; grand trustee , C. F.
Salisbury , Uttlesburtf , III. , and J. C. Glenn ,
Allegheny City , Pa. The federation scheme
Fell Defeated by Ashton.
PnovjDENcr , H. I. , Oct. 20. Thcru was a
rattling glove contest m this city lest night
between Jack Ashton , of Providence , and
Jim Fell , of Grand HaplOs , Mich. , for it
purse of fWH ) , and wr.n for ] H > iuU .only. The
tight was declared in favor of Ashton in the
twelfth round ,
A Kansas Hank Fnlls.
. , Kan. , Oct. J. WilUio's bank
fulled to-day. Liabilities , $65,000. Assets ,
PLAIN TALK BY POWOERH ,
Extracts From a Letter to the Glass
HE IS NEUTRAL AS TO POLITICS
But Strongly Advocates Protection
a * the Only Means of Salvation
for tlio American Work *
Powdorly on Protection.
PiTTSnuHo , Oct. 20. Secretary Cake , of
he Window Glassworkcrs' association , to
ny gave out iv portion of a private letter ho
ecolvcrf from Tcrrcnco V. Powderly , In
vhich the latter declared himself a protcc-
ionlst. Mr. Cake says the letter was written
answer to ono which National district
assembly , No. 800 , has sent to the gciicnil
master workman , asking for his opinion as
.0 the legality of their course In placing
pcukcrs in the Held to advocate the cause of
irotection during the present campaign. The
'ollowing ' arc extracts from the letter which
Ir. Cake gave out :
No explanation Is necessary ns to the
course taken by assembly No. BOO. If the
members think they are right , that is suf-
licicut for me , so long as tno action taken
Iocs not Interfere with the working of
ho assembly. I hnvo not questioned
he course taken by your members ,
ind I regret they should deem an explana
tion necessary after all I have written on
ho question. Let me nay an assuring word
as to my course iu this campaign. I am not
free to advocate either party , and have not
done so by word , act or Intimation. You arc
at perfect liberty to denounce me through
the press If you catch any trace of my lin
gers in this campaign except it be for some
wotl known friend of labor. I believe in
protection , and never have bought a single
article mule : across the ocean. It is my in
variable practice to ask where the article
was icanufactured before I puichuso it. If I
cannot get a home made article I will wait
until I can. If protection is what is
aimed at why are stops being taken to
lower the tarlft by both parties I Why
in the difference between the two
bills now before the national legislature but
a little over $5,000,000 or &tOOJ,000 i I may
be wrong as to figures , as I have to depend
on reports , I would not allow a single article -
clo to laud that wo can manufacture our
selves. I would not allow any workmen to
come over and take the place of our work
men. I am a protectionist , and in many re
spects differ from those who are preaching
irotection in this campaign. Wcro it not for
labor organizations there would bo no pro-
action for a man who works. Wcro it not
for the grand and well disciplined assembly
No. ilOO the wages that the glass workers so
proudly and justly boast of would not bo
known. Thcso things arc facts , and yet I
am accused of partiality for the democratic
: iarty. I am neutral in this campaign , and
ntcnd to remain so until election day. Yours
fraternally , T. V. POWDKHLV ,
General Muster Workman.
Tim Campaign in Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS , Oct. 26. This has been a
quiet day about the political headquarters.
Ualny weather has again set in. There was
the usual number of callers at Harrison's
residence throughout the day. This after
noon General Harrison spent a couple of
hours down town at his law ofllce. Tomorrow
row the general will rcccivo railroad men
coining from several points in the state.
Both political parties are making prepara
tions for a big street parade on , the night of
Saturday , November 8. The efforts of promi
nent independents to induce either or both
sides to forego their demonstration on the
same night have met with flat failure. Should
the two columns , which are certain to con
tain several thousand men each , como to
gether there is no telling , In the present state
of feeling , how many would bo hurt. A big
free-for-all will it is feared bo the
- - light , , out
come of a double demonstration on the same
The democracy of Evansvlllo and vicinity
will hold a big rally to-morrow , Governor
Gray and others participating. The democ
racy of Now Albany will demonstrate on the
30th , with Congressman McMillin of Tennes
see and Governor Gray as the principal
speakers , lioth of these demonstrations
promise to bo big affairs. McMillin makes
two speeches In Indiana. Governor Uoavcr
of Pennsylvania begins Ins canvass of In
diana at Richmond. lie makes seven speeches
at prominent places.
The democratic national committee has
assigned Daniel J. McCarthy , an eloquent
Irish miner of Pennsylvania , to follow Gov
ernor Heaver , speaking the next day at
every point. Senator Spooncr closes his
canvass to-morrow at Marion. Ho has had
largo audiences at all his assignments-
Charles H. Litehman and Ecc'es ' Kobinson ,
the Knights of Labor orators , having com
pleted a very thorough canvass of the state ,
have been ordered by Chairman Quay to
1III1 and Cleveland.
COOPEUTOWN , N. Y. , Oct. 20. Referring to
his inability to bo in Now York with Cleveland -
land at the parade to-morrow night , Gov
ernor Hill said , in a speech to-night ;
"I can assure the republican press and our
republican opponents that they need not bo
disturbed about my relations with President
Cleveland. They are , and always have been ,
of the most pleasant character , and I should
esteem it an honor to witness the parade
with him iu Now York wore it possible for
mo to do so. We are both working for the
success of the democratic cause , national
and state , and all the studied efforts of our
adversaries to create divisions will prove
utterly futile. "
Cleveland Goes to New York.
WASHINGTON- . 20. The president loft
hero this afternoon for Now York to review
the parade of business men which takes place
there to-morrow. IIo was accompanied by
Mrs. Cleveland , Mrs. Folsom and Colonel
Lament , and will bo the guest of Secretary
Whitney during his stay in Now York. The
party will return to Washington directly
after the parade , leaving Now York about 7
NBW YOUK , Oct. 20. President and Mrs.
Cleveland , Mrs. Folsom and Colonel and
Mrs. Lament reached this city about 0
o'clock to-night. They drove at once to the
residence of Secretary Whitney , whore Mr.
Whitney received them ,
Dcncw Spenkn In Now York.
BUFFALO. N. Y. , Oct. 23. Chauncey M.
Dcpow spoke at Music hall this evening to a
Murdered , Konbod and Cremated.
CLUVIL.I.SI : ) , Oct. 20. David Sellers and
wife , living near Mount Gilcad , O.f were
murdered last night and their farm hpuso
was fired by the perpetrators of the crime.
Their daughter and hired man wcro awak
ened Duout 2 o'clock this morning by the
smoke before the llaincs had gained much
headway. They escaped and finally suc
ceeded In getting the bodies of Mr. and Mrs.
Sellers out. Uoth were dead. Tlio man's
head hod been burned off , but the woman's
skull had been crushed and her jaw broken.
The coroner hold an Inquest and decided that
both had bocn murdered. Sellers was 'very
wealthy and was la the habit of keeping
money In the house. It Is therefore supposed
that the murder was committed by burglars.
There Is great excitement in the vicinity of
Mount Gilead anil parties have been organ *
Ixetl to search for the murderers. '
The Yellow fever.
WASHINGTON- . 20 , Nine cases of yel
low foyer are reported at Enterprise , Fla. ,
sUet which- Are critical. . ' . .
Till : UNITED 8TA/TK8 / NAVY.
Annual Report of Admiral Porter
WASHINGTON , Oct. 20 < ! Admiral D. D.
Porter made his annual report to the secre
tary of the navy. Ho sayi ho regards sailIng -
Ing vessels as the bctt practice ships nfloat.
IIo wants the enlistment law changed so that
apprentices may bo shipped for ten years ,
The apprentice system Is one of the best
features of the navy , and in that connection
the report runs thus : !
"Tho crews of our ship * are generally
made up of sailors from every part of the
world , but mostly of the Scandinavian race , .
good reliable men in tlmaiof mace , who care
little under what flag they sail. They como
and enlist in our navy , softened in character ,
it is true , but they are the same frco lances
as of old. They ship for money. They have
no sentiment for our flag or nationality , and
possibly if it came to action with a ship
of tlioir own neighboring nation they would
haul down the American colors and hoist their
own. This Is a contingency against which
wo should provide , and wp have the means
of doing so , through the vast number of
American boys who are learning the streets
at. will and who would consider government
employment a boon. What is required is a
largo number of native born apprentice boys
and the enlargement of , conveniences for
'heir introduction into the service. "
On the subject of torpedoes the admiral
"Torpedoes , no doubt , can bo made a pow
erful adjunct to other naval appliances , but
as matters now stand a torpedo would bo
comparatively useless against a heavily
armored ship with powcrtguns. Great ships
with great guns will command the situation ,
and having once effected an entrance into a
'mrbor can , by the aid of electric lights , send
i party of divers to the bottom
and cut the wires connecting sub
merged mines. Our country , more than
any other , stands In need of torpedo
vessels of from 1,000 to ' 2,000 tons displace
ment , until we can get our new navy fairly
started. This class of vessels could be built
much more rapidly than cruisers or armor-
clads , their batteries to be not larger than
six-inch rillcs and fitted with machine and
rapid tiring guns. No matter whether wo
bring dynamite shells and torpedo vessels to
perfection or not , our policy lies in building
fust cruisers and heavy armorclads like the
Puritan , Maine , and Texas. These are heavy _
artillery , which in all battles have a decided
advantage , and will continue to do so , for
the ingenuity of man will contrive some plan
to protect the prime factors the great ships
from the annoyances of the small fry. "
Begun Against the Chicago Lumber
Company of Kansas.
CHICAGO , Oct. 20.Special [ Telegram to
THE BEE. ] Forty-three suits in assumpsit ,
aggregating $50,000 , were begun in the su
perior court yesterday against the Chicago
Lumber company of Kaasas , which plaintiffs
say is composed of Spooncr H. Howell. Her
bert N. Jewell , George W. Howell , Samuel
Guerrln , C. C. Barnes , Samuel C. King.
D. J. Holland , and A. A. Carey. The plain
tiffs are creditors of the company and claim
that Howell , Jowctt Sc Co. , of Atchison ,
Kan. , and other defendants wcro liable for
debts of Howell , Jewett ft Co. S. U. Howell
says the firm was a creditor of the
Chicago Lumber company and two months
ago sued it , got ! 'judgment , and
sold its assets. This left other
creditors , the plaintiffs , | n yesterday's suit
among the number , wltbob ( . anything to sat
isfy their claim. They. * UQ Howell , Jcwctt
& Co. , and the otMr defendants , who
llvo in Kansas , claiming that the Chicago
Lumber company ot'Kasaaa was not a cor.
poration but a partnership , 'and that Howell ,
Jowitt & Co. were members , and liable for
its debts. Howell , Jcwejtffe Co. deny this.
The-suits begun yesterday do not affect the
Jlrin of S. K. Howell & Co. nor the Chicago
Lumber company of Chicago , of which M. T.
Green is president , and which is u different
concern from the Chicago Lumber company
A CATTLE .SHORTAGE.
A Prominent Texas Dealer Gives Ills
Views on tho' Outlook.
CHICAGO , Oct. 20. [ Special Telegram to
THE BUB. ] Talking of the cattle business
John Todd , president oi'tho Suffolk Land
and Cattle company of San Antonio , Tex. ,
sald " will bo In
to-day : "Thcro a shortage
the 'cattle this year" In the southwestern
country because so many cows and immature
beeves were sold durlnc the spring , when
good prices prevailed. There will bo a short
age anyway , from other causes. The big
packers in Chicago know this and thought it
had como last July. ASll of them had their
buyers in the south west1 bidding for cattle at
prices with which local buyers could not com
pete. They were mistaken then , but the
shortage is bound to come. It is not only in
range cattle but among' the feeders iu the
states. The calf crop , which is the real
source of all our profit , you know , is very
short this season , owing to the dry weather
last year. " .
American Gooda Proscribed.
NEW YOBK , Oct. SO. The following dhi-
neso circular has just reached Chinese mer
chants In New York , from their home oftlccs
in Hong Kong and Shanghai :
Gentlemen : You are hereby notified that
you are to immediately discontinue the pur
chase of the following articles from Ameri
can sources for the market here , as they are
being severely boycotted by Kim Maid , by
members of trades unions and other citizens.
These are the articles proscribed : Petroleum ,
white shooting , all kinds of American calico ,
watches , and American ilro arms , ginseng
root and Hour.
With the exception of a few Chinese firms
in New York , the above circular will have
no effect , but many San Francisco firms will
feel it severely , as several of them are heavy
dealers in American ( lour , petroleum and
Reinforcements for the Sioux.
PiEitnE , Dak. , Oct. 20. About two hun
dred Sioux Indians under White Ghost , from
the Lower Brulo. . agency , passed up Had
river yesterday to reinforce the Standing
Hock Indians In the coming fight with the
Crows. It is expected that Charger , with
about three hundred 'Indians , will join them
at Cheyenne. The Crowa are out in force ,
and exacted to Rtnko the blow while the
Sioux chiefs wcro at Washington , but they
were too late. \
: I *
A Supposed Absconder Returns.
NoimiSTowN , Pa. , Opt20. . [ Special Telegram -
gram to TUB BBE.J Roberts Hatnbo , who
mysteriously loft his homo here a week ago ,
returned yesterday afternoon. Ho was until
last soring the register of wills of Mont
gomery county , and it U alleged that his
absence was duo to a shortage of (15,000 , the
amount ho should hav paid the slalo as col
lateral inheritance tax. His absence is ac
counted for by his befttg taken suddenly and
seriously sick at Hatr | ' b'urg.
A Home's Fatal Kick.
New YOUK , Oct. go. fSpecial Telegram
to THE BE"E. } Sarah Douglas , fifloen years
old , died yesterday at jier'homo fiom injuries
received " f rom being kicked by horse.
Wednesday af tcrnoon-sha was standing near
a truck on the corner of Eleventh avenue
and West Thirty-third street , when the
horse attached lo the truck became fright
ened at a passing train , and kicked her.
Died of Yellow Fever.
NEW YOISK , Oct. 20. Considerable alarm
has been occasioned over the death in a hos
pital in Brooklyn of Captain John Jlllard , of
yellow fever. The health authorities , how
ever ) state .there is no cause for fear , as
everything possible to prevent the spread of
the Disease has been done. The , body pf the
captain , after being encased in an air-tight
coflln , was taken to Evergreen cemetery for
THEY TRY TO DISOWN HIM ,
The British Minister's Blunder Still
Uppermost hi Washington ,
DISMAY AMONG THE DEMOCRATS.
That Injudicious hotter Rapidly DC *
ncroylug the KfTcct of the Re
taliation Message Who Will
Care lor Backvillo Now ?
The Rourbon Utirohard.
WASHINGTON BUUBAU TUB OMAHA HER , )
Sl.'IFouiiTF.KSTii STREKT , V
WASHINGTON , 1) . C. , Ocl. 20.-1
The desperate situation in which the dem
ocrats find themselves , owing to the Indis
creet letter of Minister West , has led mem
bers of the administration party to advance
nil sorts of tactics to try to undo the damage
which the publication of that letter has
brought about. Loud shouts go up from all
classes of democrats for the Immediate trans-
missal to the minister of his papers , and it is
openly stated in many quarters that positive
knowledge exists that Mr. West wrote this
letter for the purpose of having it published
and for the further purpose of damaging the
democratic party. Such absurd stories
show conclusively that the situ-
atlon is a desperate ono and Hint the
democrats realize at last that the open
friendship of the Uritlsh authorities to the
policy Inaugurated by President Cleveland
is liable to bo seriously detrimental to them
In the doubtful states especially in those
where there Is a largo class of Irish-Amer
ican citizens. Some of the funniest stories
In connection with this subject are hoard
where democrats are thickest. For Instance ,
to-day one of them , who is rather high ut >
with the administration , took pains to state
to a reporter his views regarding Mr. West's
social relations in Wasnlngton. Tills gentler
man , who Is evidently moro of a democrat
than ho is a society man , from the manner of
his conversation , asserted that Mr. West's
most intimate friends were republican sena
tors ; that Mr. West's relations with Presi
dent Cleveland have always been strained
and , furiher , that Mr. West had never buon
on any twins of intimacy either with the
president nor his secretary of state. Further
than this and the purpose of the statement
's evident on Us face that democrats assort
that Mr. West was very friendly to Harrison
and would bo pleased to have him elected.
The utter stupldily of such stories docs
not scorn to strike , their authors , but every
one who knows anything whatever about
Mr. West's political leanings in this country
knows that no is ono of the rankest of frco
traders , that nothing would plcaso him bet
ter than to see the policy of President
Cleveland adopted , and tlio adoption of that
policy assured by the re-election of the
present incumbent of the chief magistracy.
The assignment of Major General Schnficld
to the presidency of the fortifications board
will probably delay the contemplated visit of
that officer to Omaha for the purpose of
selecting the site for the new fort. The new
fortifications board has a great deal of work
before it and it will probably require all the
time of the general for some months to como.
He will , however , select the site before
spring , and it is the belief of officers con
nected with the military department that
active work upon the buildings for the post
will begin early in the spring.
, . MINOU MATTr.llS.
Samuel Chandler , of Iowa , has been ap
pointed a timber agent undtr the depart
ment of the interior under a 'salary of $1,300
The comptroller of the currency has
authorized the organization of the City Nal
tional bank of David City , Neb. ; capital
50,000 ; B. O. Perkins , president , and E. E.
Leonard , cashier. PEUIIY J. WIIKATH.
Nebraska and Iowa Pensions.
WASHINGTON , Oct. 20. [ Special Telegram
to TUB BKB. ] Pensions for Nebraskans :
Original invalid Julius J. Graves and Will-
lam V. Gardner , Spring Ranch ; Merritt 13.
Case , Morrillvillo ; F. A. Stevenson , Mullen ;
Albert Miner , Wayne ; William Heck , Hast
ings ; William U. Hussell , Harvard : Bene
dict Streigel , Kearney. Increase Jerome
B. Cummlngs , Ravenna.
Iowa pensions : Original invalid Nicholas
Everlmrt , Lyons ; John R. Henderson , Mount
Ayr ; John W. Stowcll , Mondamin ; Thomas
U. Carpenter , Hartley ; David P. Fowler ,
Larnout ; Calvin H. Daniels , Council Bluffs ;
Jacob Krizor , Oskaloosa ; Isaao Wages , Itiv-
crton ; Peter Lester , Uuthvcn ; Robert Run-
yard , Charles City : C. J. Elwell. Marshall-
town ; Thomas Darker , Mason City ; Lev !
West. Blakonburg. Increase Samuel W.
Johnson , Rippoy Douglas Cramer , Sibley ;
Allen P. Jones , Silver City ; John H. Hcn-
drickson , Forest Mills ; David Martlndalc ,
Marion. Reissue- James H. Cade , Newmar
ket. Reissue and increase Lorenzo S. Shep
herd , Murray. Mexican survivor Allen S.
Dullard , Leon.
Mexican Cattle Excluded.
WASHINGTON , Oct. 20. The commissioner
of agriculture has informed the treasury de
partment that cattle driven from Sonera ,
Mexico , to Arizona , impart to the cattle of
that territory a contagious dis-
case known as spcnetlc fever , from
which largo numbers of cattle
have died. As a result the treasury depart
ment has informed the collector of customs
at El Paso , Tex. , that the importation of
meat cattle from Mexico into Arizona is pro
hibited , except at the sub-ports of Nogales
and Yuma , and at these points only when it
is shown they are free from contagious
The Now Transcontinental
WASHINGTON , Oct. 20. Tlio intcr-stato
commerce commission has made public the
result of its examination of the now trans
continental tariffs , which were put into effect
Seutembcr 1. 63. It is held that discrimina
tions are made and undue advantages are
given by the special tariffs In question. The
opinion further states that these conclusions
were made known October 10 to representa
tives of the transcontinental lines at an inter
view arranged for that purpose , and wcro at
once acceded to , the modified arrangement
suggested by the commission as to west
bound business having gene into effect Octo
Progress In Arizona.
WASHINGTON , Oct. . 20. Governor Zullck ,
of Arizona , In his annual report to the secre
tary of the interior , states that there has
bend during the year steady progress in the
growth and development of the territory.
Ho renews his recommendations of last year
f9r the survey of the public lands In the ter
ritory , so that the same may pass under pri
vate ownership and become taxable. He
urccs an early settlement of private land
grants , but opposes the proposition now before
fore congress to transfer these claims to a
special court created for the purpose.
Still DIscusBlnn the Letter.
WASHINGTON , Oct. 20. Another cabinet
meeting was held at the white house to-day ,
and Lord Sackville's letter and the complica
tions growing out of It wcro discussed , but
the meeting was followed by no now devel
opments. At the state department' it was
said that Uayard had taken no further ac
tion , and had no statement to make In addi
tion to the ono given yesterday.
New Nebraekui Postmaster.
.WASHINGTON , Oct. 20. [ Special Telegram
to TUB BEE. ] Jefferson , D. ' Brown' was to
day appointed postmaster at'Purdum.'Iilalne
county , Neb. , vice 'Arte U , Cox , resigned.
A Radical Organ Deals With Him
Rather Harshly ,
ICopvrlgtit JSSS bu Jama Gordon llenmtt. }
LONDON , Oct. 27. [ Now York Herald
Cable Special to TUB Hisn.1 The Times ,
News and Standard have copious cables from
New York about the Sackvllle slander , giv
ing Hlalno's speech , etc. , and extracts from
the Herald and other papers. The Chron
icle , the great radical organ , remarks editor
ially : "Lord Sackvllle , her majesty's ' rep
resentative nt Washington , seems to have
walked qulto unsuspectingly into the very
pretty little trap laid for him by some astute
American politician. Our minister was un
questionably guilty of a very grave
Indiscretion , which endorsing the letter
'private' can not bo said to palliate.
On the contrary this only aggravates
the offense , as it shows that Lord Saokvillo
was fully cognizant of the fact that his com
munication was irregular. At the same time ,
considering the manner in which the British
minister wns entrapped , wo sco no present
cause for the Intervention of her majesty's
government in the matter. The ruse is In
consonance with that abominable system of
professional politics that rules the United
States , and which wo are often called upon
by Americans to admire , and if the Washing
ton government feels itself alTronted , wo
would suggest it is left to recover from it or
deal with the affront as it thinks fit. The
pity Is that the trick was so successful , and
ttuit It has furnished the party that invented
it with an electoral weapon that will bo well
used during the present campaign and not
Improbably with good effect. "
Protestant Homo Rule.
DUHLIN , Oct. 20. [ Special Cablegram to
Tun Br.E.l At a meeting of Protestant
home rulers to-day a letter from Mr. Glad
stone was read in which ho deplored the fact
that tlio Protestants of Belfast who.a century
ago , wcro devoted nationalists , now assem
bled to applaud Lord Hartingtgn and every
thing their forefathers had condemned and
.0 condemn everything their forefathers had
ipplauded. A letter from Mr. Morley was
also read in which ho spoke most hopefully
of the progress of the Irish causo.
Deplores Sackville's Indiscretion.
LONDON' , Oct. 20. No ofllui.il comimmic.i-
ions have as yet passed between the cabi
nets of England and the United States with
reference to Lord Sackville's letter on tlio
iVmcrlcan presidential contest. Lord Salis
bury has sent to Lord Saekvillo several direct
dispatches deploring the minister's Injudi-
ciousncss. It is expected here that the
United States government will make some
ilcmands In order to counteract possible
injury to President Cleveland. Mr. Phelps ,
the United States minister here , has already
had an interview with Lord Salisbury on the
An Antl-lloulunircr Row.
PAIIIS , Oct. 2(3. ( At a Boulangtst mooting
n Sale Wagram to-night , at which about six
hundred of the party of anti-Boiilangists ,
headed by Lullinr , provoked a frco light ,
many persons wcro carried out of the place
with lacerated and bleeding faces. During
the turmoil Lullier fired a revolver from the
platform into the audience. Ho was im
mediately thrown down and belabored with
sticks , ono of which penetrated his neck.
Lullier fired again thrco times , whereupon
the gas was put out and a general rush was
made for the doors.
The Parnoll Inquiry.
LONDON , Oct. 20. The Parnell commission
again listened to Attorney General Webster's
presentation of the Times case to-day.
The attorney general stated that the men
who had actually participated in the out
rages cited in the charges would bo called as
witnesses , and they would tell what moneys
had been paid them und how the crimes they
were hired to commit wcro arranged. The
court then adjourned until Tuesday.
Opposed to n Revision.
PAIHS , Oct. 20. At a meeting to-day of
the republican left of the senate it was
shown that a majority of the members of the
senate were opposed to Premier Floquet's
proposal for a revision of the constitution.
They consider the scheme to bo a frau J with
danger to parliamentary power , and at the
same time to the liberty of action of the ex
Klnc Milan Denounced.
ST. PuTr.nsnuua , Oct. 20. The papers here
express Indignation at the manner In which
King Milan of Scrvin secured his divorce
from Queen Natalie and denounce the
divorce us illegal.
Millionaire Flood Better.
IlEiDEUinuo , Oct. 20. James C. Flood , of
California , is reported better.
How the Exclusion Rill In Regarded
In the Flowery Kingdom.
SIN FHANCISCO , Oct. 20. The steamer
Arabic arrived from Hong Kong and Yokohama
hama this afternoon. The Japan Gazctto
has a statement published in the Chinese
Times to the effect that the action of the
Chinese minister to the United States in the
matter of the treaty which was recently re
jected by the Chinese government excites
great animosity against him in Kwuntung ,
and endeavors were made by an angry mob
to wreck the minister's house. The Chinese
Times also contains a letter signed by a
Pckin official , written just after the news
had reached China that the United States
had passed the Chinese exclusion bill. The
following extract is taken .from the letter :
"If the obnoxious American treaty should
be carried into effect there will bo no other
course open for China consistent with her
dignity as a nation than to adopt retaliatory
measures by prohibiting citizens of the
United States from coming to China. This
will bo in no means proportionate to the
harm done to Chinese interests in America ,
but will have to bo done in order to show
that the Chinese can do the same thing , and
if this will have no effect in bringing the
United Slates congress and government to
reason und fairness , then it will bo a question
for China to consider whether it is not time
for her to cancel her treaties made with that
country , to recall her subjects from there , to
expel ull United States citizens from this
country , and to ccaso all rotations and inter
course , diplomatic and commercial , with that
A Very Lively Incident.
NEW Yonic , Oct. 20. [ Special Telegram to
TUB BEE. ] While Merchant Frederick F.
Lavenburg was standing on a stoop In west
Twenty-fifth street , watching the paradcrs
last night , a roughly-clad lad of twenty , who
said he was Edward Clark , a cracker packer ,
grabbed his gold watch and broke the chain ,
Lavenburu sprang after him , and in a mo
ment the whole street was in a turmoil of
excitement. Citizens who tried to catch the
thief wcro set upon by Clark's confederates
and badly pummelled. One of the paradcrs
struck Clark full In the face und was as
saulted himself an Instant later. Clark
jumped over the ropes attached to the can
non the paraders wcro dragging with Lavcn-
burg clinging : to his coat tall. IIo was locked
An IllluolH Editor Dead.
111. , Oct. 2tJ.-r-Horaco E
Smith , cmo of the proprietors of the Illinoi
State ReglaUr , and secretary of the com
pany , died hero to-day after a month's ill
ness. Ho was extensively known as ono o
tno&l competent and popular young Jjusincs
jnen"at Uie capital. .
DIED WITHOUT HIS BOOTS ,
A End Mnn Slides Into Eternity la
BILL CARTER'S LAST REQUEST !
JTho Ilrutnl Murderer of Joint Jeffrey
Kxplntes Illn Crime on tlio Gallows -
lows History of tlio
Ns , Wyo. , Oct. 20. [ Special Tolo-
; rain to Tins Br.i.l Ben F. Carter was
mngcd hero this morning for the murder of
Colin Jeffrey , October 4 , 1SSO. Alone , despond
ent , hopeless , remorseful , religiously pent-
cut , cognizant that ho hud but few symp.v
hirers and no friends , the murdeicr's lust
light on earth was moro trying than nny
ordeal through which ho had yet passed.
fet a word ho uttered to his only companion ,
ho death watch. The night seemed in-
crmlnablo , and Carter aged perceptibly dur-
ng the final twelve hours of his existence.
\ttiiuenhisforehcadiested on his hands ,
and ho was burled in thought , but u phlloso-
iher would have soon succumbed under the
train of such meditation ua hl.s. A cigarette
vus continually between his lips. Occa
sionally he perused his prayer book for a few
minutes , and once or twice Hang a few lines
of "Nearer , My God , to Tlico" In u heavy
voice , which sounded strangely In the silent
nil. Carter Joyously greeted tlio advent of
lay , but expressed disappointment at the
veather , for it was a blustering morning.
1 here was n stiff brcezo and the air was
lllcd with snow. He ate heartily of plain
bed and delved into spiritual comfort.
At ! lno : o'clock Or. II imbcrg , the officiating
clergyman , was admitted to the felon's cell.
An hour later twenty-three acquaintances
lied through the outer corridor and li.ido
farewell to Carter. Ho grasped the hand of
each and his lips quivered us ho tremblingly
said , "Good bye. " The visitors gone , the
nan walked up and down the inner corridor
with shackles clanking at every step. At
I"i0 : County Physician Klcketl and Sheriff
Hugh visited Carter and told him that tlia
execution would occur in ton minutes.
When given a drink of whisky ho bec.imo
calm and coolly asked that his time bo ox-
cnded an hour. The promise was made but
irokcn. Carter had no means of knowing
.ho time unit fulled to notice the bi each of
'iiith. Carter's heavy footwear w.is
changed for slippers , ho objecting to
nceting his fate iu his boots. The
.iroccssiou left the cell at 10:30 : o'clock.
barter , nerved by religious faith , unfalter
ingly walked to the gallows mid took ths
: > osition assigned him on the trap. Ho cffu-
sivoly thanked the sheriff and preacher for
past kindnesses. To Dr. Hicketts ho smiled
ind said. "I'm about to leave you. " Just be- | r jl
fore the black cup was forced ever his head 8 | A
Carter , with a quick glauco about him , ro- | BI
marked that ho would meet the spectators S ! i |
again. Arms and legs were strapped , n se
cret signal given to the sheriff , who was sta
tioned below , and this twine severed. The
trap swung backward and Carter dropped
downward like n shot. His neck was broken
at the end of n four-foot fall and ho was pro
nounced dead In five and one-half minutes.
There was no struggle. An inquest was held
and the remains interred this afternoon.
Carter's crime was of a character quite uu
usual in Wyoming. Knowing that his cowed
victim was quite unarmed tbo cruel bully
shot him down us ho would hajro douo a help *
less" dog. "
The tragedy occurred at a round-up camp
on Sand Creek , ubout seventy-five miles
north of Huwllns. That Carter escaped
summary justice nt the Imndu of his asso
ciates is duo alone to his horsemanship and.
knowledge of the country.
On the day of the killing Carter filled hini-
self with liquor and became troublesome.
As a target for his insults ho chose nn inof
fensive boy John Jeffrey. Ho charged the
latter with being a stock association spy ono
detailed to report irregularities in branding ,
etc. to the powerful organl/atlon of cattle-
owners. Jeffrey denied the accusation , when
Carter covered him with a six-shooter and
struck him repeatedly , thoroughly terroriz
ing the boy. No one believed that the bully
had the courugo to shoot and ho was allowed
to retain his weapon , although the cooler
heads advised that lie bo disarmed. He wns
ordered by the foreman to desist under pen
alty of discharge und for a time was quiet.
But the devil was in Carter and ho contin
ued to abuse Jeffrey at every opportunity
during the day. At night Carter's four
"bunkos" or sleeping companions retired to
their tent nml their burly messmate rode tea
a distant ranch where whiskey was sold.
Hero ho said he would "spill blood before
morning. " He returned to the tent about
midnight. By the light of n tallow candla
fixed in u rude lantern his companions , from
their blankets , saw Carter enter the tent
nourishing his six-shooter. They realized
their danger but dared notuttor n word. Tno
blustering ruffian discharged his weapon ,
sending a bullet whizzing over the heads of
the prostrate occupants of the tent. The
bully was chief. All were at his mercy.
Carter now ordered Jeffrey to rise ; with a
curse ho changed the command to "lia
down , " and when Jeffrey was in a sitting
posture sent the messenger of death crashing
through his skull. The lad's brains spattered
ugalnst the canvas. Ho died without u meaner
Carter mounted a broncho and wns awny
into the night like the wind. In half an hour
the cowboys were on his trail , determined to
avenge the unprovoked murder of their asso
ciate. Carter was overtaken the folio wing day
when near the ranch of Tom Sun. Knowing
what Ins fate would bo if his pursuers caught
him ho surrendered to Sunwho wusa deputy
sheriff , and claimed hi.s protection. 'Sim
"stood oft" the cowboys and brought Carter
to Hawlins where ho was in duo time tried
An appeal was taken to the supreme court
of Wyoming and u new trial asked for bub
refused and Carter wns sentenced to bo
hanged on the 31th of August lust. Prepara
tions for the execution wcro mudo , but ono
week before the time set Curler
was reprieved for sixty dnya to allow his at
torneys to innko u second application for a
new trial. The second application was re
His last hope gonoCartcr became despond
ent , lost his appetite und joined the church.
Carter was over six feet tall , weighed 200
pounds ana was well proportioned. Ho was
horn in Texas in 1S50 and had ridden the
range as a cowboy ever slnco ho was able to
straddle a horse. Ho was of u eurly disno
sition andwas u typo of the "b.id man of the
LITTLB HOCK , Oct. 20. Hugh Blackman
( colored ) was liangoil at Toledo to-day.
Hluckmun killed a negro known ns "Hix
Six" In a qup.rrcl ever a game of craps.
COI.UMIHA , S. C. , Oct. 20. Kphraim N.
Maycs was hanged fit Kdgeilold to-day for
the murder last December of Jacob Hurt , an
aged deaf mute. Ho confessed the crime ou
tlio scaffold. His wife is now serving u Ufa
sentence for the same crime.
LITTI.I : Hocic. Ark. , Oct. 20. Hugh Block-
man , who murdered another negro In Cleve
land county last year , was hanged in Toledo
Another Bookkeeper Short.
UACINK , Wis. , Oct. 2i . W. A. Booth , book
keeper of FUli Bros. Wagon company of tin *
city , disappeared to-day. Ills accounts have
been found fl.OOO hort thus far , and moro
shortages are expected , as' nn expert book
keeper has been engaged to examine his
books , and discoveries of shortages are con
stantly being made. His , Hereabouts ura
Three * . "Women Drownml. f
BKiiLrN , pot. 20. Thrco elegantly dressed
foreign ladles drowned themselves in tha
lake to day In which King Ludwlff , of Ha-
vura co.unnil'.cd suicide. . .
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