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THE ILY BEE , EIGHTEENTH YEAH. OJIAHA , FRIDAY MORNING , MARCH 8. 1SSO. NUMBER 200 THE BIG COPPER SYNDICATE , History of the Flurry and the Threatened Pnnic. WHY nOCHEREAU SHOT HIMSELF. AmcrlcntiH HnHton to tlio Rescue of the French Monopoly mid the I n'itclN ot'tlie Sulcldu Arc Overcome. A Knsh Deed. Deed.l l > u PAUIS , March. 7. ( New York Herald Cubic Special to Tin : Btr.J By the courtesy of one of M. Dcnfcrt Koehercau's intlmnto friends tha Herald Is enabled to publish tlio following account of his suicide : "M. Dcnfort Koclicreau , who llx-ed in a nr.all , olegnntly furnished apartment at No. fi Iluo du Conservatoire , arose at 8 o'clock on tlio niornins of Mardi Gras and read Ins let ters as usual , M. Hcntsch , president of the council of administration of the Cotiiptolrdcs Compte , called to sec him , and a very ant- nwitcd conversation ensued. M. Denfcrt Uochereuu hud from the outset of the copper nrJsls firmly opposed the idea of Irrevocably engaging the Comptoir des Compto in the metal syndicate. M. Hentsch and the ad- rninistration on the contrary wcro for engag ing 11 to Its fullest limit In the copper corner. M. Uenfert Hocheroau ns ho opened Ills letters on Tuesday morning felt con vinced that there would bo a tremendous run on the Comptoir dcs Comptc. Ho spoke most severely to M. Huntsch , and in very tronR lanpungo accused him of running the I conourn. A violent discussion ensued , at the J end of which M. Oenfert Kochuroau rushed / violently from his apartment and jumped 1 ' nto a cab : 'Hue Viviuuore , 37 , ' he shouted to the coachur. At a quarter to 11 the cab drew up before the gnnmaker's shop of Lcfauehcaux , 37 , Hue Vivionorc. M. Dcnfert Kochcrcau juni | > cd out and said to tbo clerk : M want n pistol with rilled barrel , but show mo one quickly as I wish to cutch a trail ) . "Ho selected n pistol with n rilled barrel of nine jnilimetrcs calibre. Accompanied by the clerk ho weul down into the cellar , where there is a shooting gallery , and tested the pistol by tiring it seven times at. n small iron target. His hand was steady and he hit the bulhvcyo each time. He after wards went up stulrs again and the clerk wrapped up the pistol. As M. Uenfert Uoclicrcuu took it he said : 'If this pistol doe'sn't suit mo I will faring it back again. ' He then drove in a cab to his apart ment , which lie reached at quarter to 12 , and wrote a letter to Ills most intimate friend , Dr. Albert Uobin , who lives at 4 Kue St. Petersburg ! ] . In this letter he wrote : " 'My Dear Friend : When this letter reaches you I shall bo dead. I shall have shot myself. Take care of my children and do all you can to let it be believed that the cause of my death wns apoplexy. ' "M. Denfert Kochereau then sent his con cierge with the letter to Dr. Uobin. He was now alone in the apartment. Dr. "Robin was reading in his library. When the fatal letter arrived ho dashed into the street , Jumped into a c.ib and in llfteen minutes walKctl into M. Denfert Hochercau's room. A terrible sight met his caze , His friend lay unconscious on the floor. There was a small round hole in his right temple , but ho was t still breathlnir. Dr. Hobin took his friend in his arms. In a few seconds he was dead. " M. Denfert Rochereau was an ex-ofllwr , commander of the Lesion of Honor , and cousin of the heroic defender of Uclfort. Ho was 11 fty-llvo years of age , and was a fine looking man , erect , muscular , with piercing blue eyes and a frank soldierly expression. He entered the Comptoir dcs Compte as a simple clerk In ISfil. Ho married Mile Pin- sml , daughter of a former director of the Comptoir desComptewho died ten years ago. Ho leaves two sons. One is lift ecu aim the other is twelve. There wcro tremendous times on Tuesday at the Comptoir des Co in | > to and a terrific run on the bunk. Hundreds of men and women with bonds ami certificates in their hands wore rushing into the east hall to exchange their paper for gold. Oa the right was one incessant click , click of stamps ; on the left a running cascade of gold. Nothing could bo jieon but a forest of arms stretched out to gether. Among the throng were some very old types. I noticed an old ladv get out of an old family brougham with armorial bear ing. Her white huir was dishevelled , and she was hastily dressed. ' 'My God I" she exclnimcd , "if I arrive too latol" Shu took her turn and got her money , and as sbo did to her whole countenance changed and she went away calmly. "Aro they still paying 1" was an eager question asked by everybody. The stream of outpouring gold continued nil day long. The Comptoir des Compto lias its money in all parts of the globe , in China , in Japan , in Egypt and In Madagascar , hut yesterday every thing was paid and during the night wagon loads of golden louls arrived and their con tents wcro shoveled Into tlio coffers of the Comptoir dcs Compto ready for the attauic that in sure to bo continued to-day. There was a run also on tlio Marseilles bank , but it noon came to an end. In finan cial circles last night It was felt that the Comptoir dos Compto will weather the crisis. The danger Is not Immediate , but the fact la now considered certain that this vast financial establishment ia so deeply involved in the copper syndicate that it must now Btuud pr fall with it. The Herald correspondent called yesterday afternoon on M , Eugouo SeeroUn , of the Socloto Imlustrlello ot Commorelulo des Metuu- who was found at his residence In the llua Moncci. Ho is au old friend of tha Into M. Denfort Kochereau , and was evidently much grieved by the death of that gentleman und declared that he did not know whether ho died by his own hand or not. Ho said that M. Den furl was subject to apoplexy und had bad two or three attacks within the last tweivo months , one of them , which oc curred last bimiincr , being BO serious tlmt lie remained unconscious for forty-eight hours. On the other hand It was qulto possible that M. Dcnfort Hochereau's mind had been af fected by anxieties occasioned by I ho many attacks made on him in connection with the Socloto des Mctuux , especially during the past few days when ouch persistent efforts wcro being made , and apparently with suc cess , to break down the credit of enterprises in which he was Interested and in the- suc cess of which his honor wub at stake. M. Socrctun Is of the opinion that M. Dcnfcrt liochercau's death would huva no effect whatever on the financial situation. The occurrence has boon * followed by a fall In the pric-e of certain stocks , but thcso had already not only recovered their prjvious quotations , but when tbo Bourse closed stood higher than they had prior to the event. For this however , then ) was an excellent. reason Which is embodied in'O .telegram which M. Sccrctan handed the Herald correspondent. It was from Now York and announced that at n meeting held in that city nt 4 o'clock on the preceding any , representatives of the copper mines In the United States had de cided to accept the propositions of the French copper syndicate and reduce the price of cop per 20 per cent. This meeting was brought about by the action of Mr. Shnw of the Calumet and Hecla nnd Mr. illpgins of the Anaconda mine who had been first to eivo their adhe sion to the proposition of the French syndi cate. All the American interests wcro repre sented at the meeting with the exception of the Clark and Parot mines. Mr. Clark had , however , not only LMVCII his consent to the meeting , but had niso expressed his entire willingness to concede more than was asked The result of the arrangement lost Tuesday would , su M. Sccretan believes , more than counterbalance any evil effects that might bo produced by the death ol M. Dcnfert Hoclicrcau , nnd there was no danger of any thing llkn a panic resulting from it. From the Uuo Moncle , the Herald's corre spondent drove to the Ilanquo de Compto for the purpose of sccurinp an Interview with the president of that institution. Tlio Huron Georges do Soubcyran was not In his onicc , but M. Houa , one of the managers of the bank , assured the correspondent that neither the baron , nor the bank were In any way Interested in enterprises with which the Into M. Denfcrt llochcreau had been connected. His death had pro duced nothing more serious than a tem porary flurry at the Bourse , which speculators had taken advantage of to hammer down prices a little , but these had already recov ered , and there was no danger whatever of a panic. This opinion was fully concurred in by Mr. Scltgnmn , of the firm of Seligman Frcrcs et Clo. the American banker of Houlevurdo Hausmann who was seen nt his residence in the Hue Faubourg. The Couip- tolr des Compto was so high ana so careful n financial institution that th"ro was not the slightest danger that it would not bo able to get all Its liabilities. The facts concerning the French copper syndicate are briolly as follows : Since the commencement of 1883 the stock of copper on haud had been con stantly Increasing. At that time it amounted to 43,000 , tons and to-day it is in excess of 12J.OOO tons. That is to say , it has been increasing at the rate of from 5,000 to 0,000 tons a month. Suddenly , in February , this increase rose to 5,000 tons , a fact which proved the nilncfe were producing their maximum. At the same time , the syndicate being obliged to take more copper than they could dispose of , were forced , in order to realize any profits , to increase the price of nn article which al ready in August had reached a figure of . 500 a ton. Meanwhile , English buyers finding themselves driven out of the copper market , declared war on the syndicate. This closed their factories and even the government of that country reduced their orders to the lowest possible figure. It is in order to put a stop to this state of things , that the syndi cate lias for several months been endeavorIng - Ing to mduco the owners of mines to consent to a reduction in the price at which the syndicate had agreed to take their ore. The negotiations were commenced by M. Secrc- tan in August last and they have been pur sued actively ever since. They have been at last ended in an acceptance .of his original proposition of u reduction of 20 per cent. The effect will ho to bring the marltet price of copper down to ono which will allow man ufacturers using the article to resume opera tions , and it is hoped that under the stimu lus of this Inducement the consumption will increase sufficiently to enable the syndicate to get rid of the large stock they are now carrying. The dramatic suicide of M. Denfert Hochereau , the director of the Comptoir des Compte , is the sole topic of conversation , A thousand wild rumors were flying about yes terday. Some said that the French copper syndicate had completely broken down and that Paris was on the eve of a crisis. Others said that M. Dcnfert Hochereau had been plunging on the Bourse. The result was that the paule ensued , which is now , how ever , happily ended. PROBAIUjYA CANARD , , An American Vessel Itcportcd to Have Been Blown Up nt Sninoa. ICopyrluM ISSSlni Jamc * Uortlim BciwelM BiiEbMN , March 7. [ New York Herald Cable Special to Tuu BEE. ! The Schles- ischcr Xoitung prints the following sensa tional private telegram from Samoa : "Tho German frigate Olga has bombarded Mataafa's camp. The captain of nn Ameri can man-of-war protested , but , seeing his protest disregarded , ho opened fire on the Olga. The shell burst between decks , doing much damage. The Olga then directed a tor pedo at the American ship , blowing her up with all hands. TDK BASIC I'rcsiilent Cntnot Gives Ills Opinion or the American Game. ICoj'J/i'/w/it ' / / / J&SSI/w Jamet ( Jonlnnemictt.l PAWS , March 7. [ Now York Herald Cable Special to Tun UEE. " | President Curiiol received Mr. Lynch , the representa tive of the American base ball teams , and spoke in warm terms about America's na tional game as well adapted to the nervous , wiry physique of the Americans and French men. The teams will , the weather permit ting , play a game Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. They will leave Paris at 8 o'clock Friday evening for London , whence they will no straight to liristol to piny their tnaideu match in England on Saturday. To Protect American Intrrosti. [ fopi/i'fuM tSSl \ lama Gordon Hcnnctt.1 NICK , March 7. [ Nor York Herald Cable Special to Tun Bee. ) Tho. Enterprise has been ordered to Zanzibar to protect American Interests there , nnd leaves to night , The. Lancaster flagship will remain until the arrival of the Qulnnebarg , whicn Is in Adrlatiu. Prtsldent Pro Tom. WASHINGTON , Marclj 7. Vice President Morton was notprosent at the opening of the morning session of the scauw nnd Secretary McCook rend a note from Mr. Morton stating that ho would bo absent from to-day's ses sion. * Thereupon Sherman offered a resolu tion tlmfdurlng the absence of the vice presi dent , IngalU should be president of the senate - ate pro tern , which was agreed to. In culls thereupon entered upon the duties of presid ing officer pro tern , the oath of oftlco having bccui administered to him by Sherman , and it was ordered that the president bu notified of In gulls' election. The senate then at I'Jr.'O adjourned till Monday. Killed Wllli an Axe. NEW YOHK , March ? . ( juntherWcchrunp , twenty-nine years of age , a German drug clerk at 1)37 ) Third uvcnuo , was struck on the head with on axe early tills morning by an unknown man. Wcchrung's skull was frac tured , and he dla-1 In the hospital thin morn- lug , His hands were almost cut off In trying to save hi * head. His assailant has not been arrested. Tha. store was robbed , but the police believe this was done to avoid sus picion as to the real motive of the crime. Wcchruuu huld he/ was struck from behind and lust cohseitftwnrtlttioat seeing his assailant. . . . ' , LIONIZING BUFFALO BILL The President Gives Him a Spoolal Reception. HAS CONFIDENCE IN HIS CABINET General Harrison Refers onloe Seek- crw to thnt Doily The Railway Mall Service Entertaining the Hooslers. BRH , ) 513 T , } W.ABIIIXOTOX , D. C. , Mnrch 7. I W. F. Cody , ( buffalo Bill ) , loft Washing ton this afternoon for New York. Tomorrow row ho will make n contract with the Mon arch Steamship company for n ship to sail in April to Paris with his show. Colonel Cody was shown unusuul attention while in Wash ington. Ho wus ono of General Heaver's stuff ofllccrs in the parade on Monday , and was given n special reception by" President Harrison , Ho was a prominent llguro nt the Inaugural bull on Monday night. In the parade ho rode the celebrated Arabian stul- , lion , Leopold , presented to General Grant by the sultan of Turkey , and ho was given dis tinguished recognition by the Kansas nnd Colorado cowboys who were In line. The colored people of Washington wuro almost awe struck with his dashing horsemanship. IIAIIIIISOS'S MET1IOIJ. President Harrison has adopted an en tirely different plan for the distribution of oflices from that followed by his immediate predecessor. President Cleveland did not take ns final the recommendations of his cabinet oftlcers in the matter of appoint ments. In fact a cabinet ofilcer's recommen dation did not avail much. The consequence - sequence was that , ono faction in a neighborhood would go to a cabinet olllcer for an appointment , while n congressman era a senator would go to the president witli the recommendation of another man for the snmo place. It was n continual crossfire. Those who went to thu president direct were more successful than thosu who made their npulications to their cabinet officers. President Harrison is referring oftlco seolt- ers to the men who constltutu his cabinet , und as far as possible ho intends that the cabinet ofllcors shall determine the men to bo appointed to the various positions. This will tuko from him an enormous amount of care and work. Presiden * Arthur , Hays and Grant left the appointments with the heads ofcxecutivo departments almost absolutely , and this is to be the policy of the present ad ministration. There uro humorous incidents transpiring about-thu hotels and around the executive department among the army of ofllce seek ers. Sometimes a politician who sits down at a table in u hotel to sign the recommenda tion of one applicant , is presented with a dozenendnrsements for his signature by as many aspirants before ho leaves his scat. Some of the applicants go about on tlio streets with pen and Ink in hand soliciting the indorsement of every mnn of influence whom they meet. A large number of aspir ants to minor positions who came here to at tend the inauguration have left the city and intend to return three or four weeks hence for the purpose of pushing their applications. They have come to the con clusion that it is too early to do any direct work. Every train bears away to tholr homes a large number of oQlco seekers. Three-fourths of the strangers who linger about the hotels and departments want something either for themselves or their friends. It is expected that a largo grist of uouiinations will go to the senate the first of next week. The nominations for Monday nro expected to reach a considerable number. The senate will remain in extra session for the purpose of passing upon nominations , probably two weeks yet. 1UILWAV MAIL SEllVICE. Attorney General Miller broadly intimated to-day that it was very probable that Prcsi- dent Harrison recognized the necessity of extending the time when the civil service law shall cover the railway mull service. Ho said that the service was undoubtedly in preut disorder , and until it was placed upon a new nnd efficient basis , those in charge of it should not bo hampered with a law which would Keep in the service incompetent men and keep iut those who would ho cfllcient , but who could not pass the civil service ex amination. It is probable thut instead of the law going into effect on the 15th mst. , as directed by President Cleveland's proclama tion , it will not take effect until the end of ho present fiscal year , June 30. A few of his boomers called upon Postinuter General Wanamaker to day and presented the name of Paul Vnndervoort , of Nebraska , for the position of chief of the railway mail service. Postmaster General Wanamaker also re cognized the necessity of extending the time for the civil service law to cover the railway mail service , and the question is to bo dis cussed at the next regular cabinet meeting. ENTEHTAISINO THE IIOOSIEH5. To-night President nnd Mrs. Harrison gave their third lunch to personal friends. The Indiana people wcro entertained this time. Those who stood about the table in the grout corridor on the second floor were impressed with the informnlitics of the presi dent and Mrs. Harrison. While the lunch was being served the president himself at tended to the tea and coffee and guvs the ladles suecial personal attention. As the guests were departing he assisted the ladies und gave them those little pleasant atten tions which have characterized the enter tainment of General and Mrs. Harrison at their hospitable homo In Indianapolis. It has been customary for presidents to leave everything except conversation entirely with the servants , and it amazes the people of Wushingtun to have n president , who , in his pcrsonul capacity , takes the part of u private citizen. It begins to look as though the pres ident and Mrs. Harrison would have moru social duties than they can attend to. Hoth of them have given up every hour of daylight to receiving and curing for friends since the inauguration , The carpet on the great east parlor of the white iiouso has been half worn out since thu Incoming of the new occupants of the mansion. All of to-day was given up to straners ( who wanted to see the president and his wife. Mrs. Harrison is quite as informal as her husband. When she receives her friends in the parlors on the upper Moor of the executive mansion there Is no waiting nnd no preliminary introductions. The president has refused to devote himself to his uiual duties so long us there are people waiting to pay their respects. On Monday ho will begin his official work in earnest. 1-EIIblSTENT OFflCK SI2EKCIU , Every hour or two to-day a messenger en tered Private Secretary Holford'B ' room , nnd throwing his long arms around a great pile of applications for ofllce , lugged them Into an adjoining room where they wcro piled upon a OOSK for classification nnd pigeon holing. Several bundles of these papers were received between U and 0 o'clock. The stream of ofllceseektrs was continuous irom thu moment the outer doors were opened until they were closed , lleskles the flood of written applications delivered to the private secretary ho Is the recipient of u largo num ber of oral and written speeches every duy. H Is very common for ono or two men to ai > - preach him , and after placing In his hands tin application for an otllco , to address him in the moat formal und berlous wuy , ThU morning a duet of colored citizens entered Coloael Hulford'u room , and after handing him a formal application for u position , one began to deliver n speech. Colonel Hal ford permitted him to proceed for some minutes , when believing the address was almost Interminable , ho stated thut it would not bo necessary for him to give further Information respecting the merits of the applicant. Thu udareus was terminated. The speaker however , nut his hum ! la his liuIJo | Heket and produced in manuscript form the speech ho wu * delivering , and utter placing it in too private secretary's bauds , departed , socmlngjy well satisfied. The two broad tables occupied by the president's stenographers were completely covered with 'letters from oftice-seckiiig constituents , and the work of classifying anpllcatious and an swering the requests of applicant * fim been thoroughly begun. The'announccment mnito In these dispatches the other day to the effect that only ofllcers of the higher classes con nected with executive departments would bo selected during the coming week or two , has had the effect of checking the enormous In flow of applications , but there are tnougli of them yet to occupy the attention of several presidents and a largo corps nf clerks. HWnCTBD I'OST.MASTKKS. The following postmasters nominated by President Cleveland during the Uut two months of his mlmmlMrntion"fulled to secure confirmation : Howard A. Graham , Broken How , Neb. ; John -T , Uronnnn , Correction- villes Goonro A. Enrleht , of Marcus ; Peter Johnson , of Esthorvillo | H. E. Kearney , of Sheldon ; Nicholas C. Stanton , West Lib erty ; .lohn H. Wilson , Corning ; Prank A. Glass. Cercsco ; James E. Latcjicm , Monte- zuina ; Seth Smith , Manning ; Samuel W. Summers , Clarion : James A , Tatton , Gris- weld : MoilioG. Moduli'Upton , and Coles- tine Gibbons , of KcokuK , Ia. Miscnu.NEavp. . The list of ofllco seekers given by THE Diet : this mornlntr has been greatly aug mented to day. C. C. Cole , ex-Judgo of the superior court of Des Moitics , la. , wunts a place in thu diplomatic ncrvicc. C. Marine , of the Vinton ( Iowa ) Eagle , Is in the Hold for the pension agency for lowu and Ne braska. Kugcno Arne , of Minneapolis , is an applicant for the consulate at Havre. Ho is hacked by local politicians , and Is suid to have the support of a great many Grand Army men in Minnesota and lown. The Third congressional district of Ne braska secured thu first appointment under this administration ousido of a cabinet ofllce. William U. Backus , of Columbus , 1ms been appointed superintendent of the Indian school at Genoa , Neb. The Nebraska delegation in congress to day made the rounds of the departments and called upon tha cabinet ofllecrs. The rumored elevation ot Colonel Hall and Captain Hay , by tha appointment of the former in ctmnro of the military records , and the latter to a station iu the Arctic waters , Is a little premature. No record whatever can bo found of such orders. It Is learned , how ever , upon peed authority , thnt Colonel Hall will probably receive such an appointment , und his friends uro confident that they will not huvo to watt long before they will sou him installed in his nuw otllco. Mr. nnd Mrs. M L Hocder loft for Now York City , where they will remain ten days before returning to Omaha. They were , last night , the guests of Colonel Cody at a thea ter party. Representative James Laird , of Nebraska , \vho hns been seriously ill during the whole of the last session of congress , has come to Washington very nfuch improved in health. Ho has not , however , entirely recovered. Senator Allison , who is a member of the senate committee on re-organivatlon , states that the changes in committees will probably be announced next Monday. J. II Millard , of Omabia , has gone to New York. J. II. Carroll is here. AHMY OHDE11S. Lieutenant Colonel Uobert H. Hall , Sixth infantry , is assigned as-acting inspector. General leave of absence for four months is grunted to Tnomus Britton , Sixth in- antry. Private George Harris , Troop G , Ninth cavalry , now with his troop , is discharged from the service of the United States. Sergeant Charles S. West , Company A , Fifth infantry , now with his company , is also discharged from the service. Gcnerul court martial is appointed to meet in this city nt 11 o'clock a. iu. , on Monday , the 25th day of March , for the trial of such persons as may bo brought before It. Detail for the court : Major General George Crook , Colonel H. M.Black , Twenty-third infantry ; Colonel U. I. Dodge , Eleventh infantry ; Colonel E. F. Townscnd , Twelfth infantry ; Colonel J. M. Whittcmoie , ordnance depart ment ; Colonel Alex PfUerf Fifth artillery ; Colonel C. B. Comstoclr , corps of engineers- Colonel O. M. Pee , corps of engineers ; Colonel J. Mendenhall , Second , artillery ; Lieutenant Colonel D. W. Flaglor , ordnance department ; Lieutenant Colonel H. M. Hob- ejt , corps of engineers : Lieutenant Colonel VV. E. Merrill , corps of engineers : Lieutenant Colonel G. L. Gillesplo , corps of engineers ; Major George B. Davis , judge advocate , judge advocate of the court. The superin tendent of the recruiting service will cause thirty recruits to bn assigned ut Davids Island , New York harbor , to the Seventh in fantry , and forwarded under proper charge to such point or points in the Department of the Plattu as thu commanding general of the department shall designate.Pwinv Pwinv S. HEATH. A LEATHER MEDAL. Congressman Springer Gets n Token of Dakota's Entcem. HunoN , Dak. , March 7. A number of Huron gentlemen nav6 forwarded to Con gressman William H. Springer a souvenir , in the shape of u leather modal , six inches In diameter , on which is the following inscrip tion in gold letters : "To William Springer , Who , having been so instructed by the house of representa tives , rather than bo in contempt , sacrllicd his own principles and magnanimously opened the pathway to statehood for South Dakota. Fiat justltlu ruunt prinoipa. " The medal was sent to Hon. "Sunset" Cox , with a request thut ho present it to Springer with the following letter : "To Hon. W. II. Springer : A few of the hosts of your Dakota friends , appreciating thoroughly your truly noble and thoroughly disinterested services In behalf of South Da kota , dcslro to present to you this testimonial of their esteem. Wo' remember with what poignancy of grief you pave up the cherished objects of your heart , how nianv sleepless nights you have passed ! ll < l nobly und alone you fought for all those- vital issues , without which hope would have been lost and Da kota a dream ; howsinglehanded , you fought the flvo enemies of Dakota In confer ence committee , nnd said , 'Live or die , sur vive or perish , ' or words to thnt effect , 'though I give up everything , still will I cling to the cherished ooject of my heart , DuKota shall agnln vote for the temporary capital , or she shall forever rcmuln a terri tory. ' The noblest of 'thy race' , whenever the retiring sun shall again bring around the bithdny of the father of his country , shall not his fame , his integrity , pule bcforo the Incorruptible , the matchless integrity , the statesmanlike character uf him whose numo wu inscribe on this modal now awarded to you. Hall , sweet William , hall und fare well. " Sickly Kentlinmitnlltv. HELENA , Mont. , march 7. fSpoelal Tele gram to THE BEE. ] Soipo prominent ladies of Helena wore successful to-day in saving : the life o'f Godus , tho'balf-brcecl ' murderer , who was sentenced to bd hanged to-morrow. They circulated a petition , asking that ho bo reprieved and sent to thfoeiiltnntlury , which was signed by nearly every citizen of Helena nnd a largo number of leading men In the territory. It was presented to Governor Leslie , and ho acceded'tp'tho ' request , fixing the penalty at imprisonment for life. It was a great surprise to the general public. Every arrangement had been mndu for the execu tion. Godas received the Information with out a change of couutejmnaa. Ho suid ho didn't c.iro ono wuy or the other , ono wus as bad as the other , but hi * father would have killed himself if he fmd been hunt' , and that made a difference. Tno Salvation Army of fered their services to slag and pray nnd give comfort to Godiis In his , last moments , but he scornfully rejected tbo proposition. * ' i The Knmoiip Coul'orenoo. BEIII.I.V , Matvh 7. The .Uoersea Xeltung buys the United State * hajproposed to re fer that portion of the Samoan quoslfbn con cerning Germany and the United States to arbitration. Germany U not avows to this , but adheres to tha opinion that * the confer ence to bo continued in Berlin should settle questions involving Qjruiauy. Great Britain und the United States. A Kulaldi'a Wlfo ATLANTIC , Is. , March 7 , 'Special Tele gram to THE BEB.J-rM.r * . O. D. Morris , whose husband suicided four weeks ago , has been adjudged insane. \ i AT THE POLITICAL MECCA , Ofllco Socking Pilgrims Woud Tholr Way to Washington. CONSTANT STREAM OF VISITORS The Wliito HOIIBO IlesleKcd hy Thous- niuln Anxious to Shnkc tlio Pres idential Hand The First Cabinet Meeting * At the White House. WABIIISOTON , March 7. The callers at the while house to day outnumbered those of yesterday. At 0:80 Pres ident Harrison made his nppcnranco in tlio oflicial part of the house nnd received the Inter-state commerce commissioners with the stnto railroad commissioners now in the city. Following them was about one thou sand persons who wished to shako the presi dential hand. When this was over the pres ident climbed the stairs to llml himself con fronted with senators , representatives and ofllco-seekers In scores. Soon lifter noon the Michigan dolepiitton i-alled by appointment. After that and until luncheon the president's time was taken up with handshaking with the public. During the afternoon a number of callers showed llttlo dimunltion Patrick Esau , the well known Irish land leaguer , was promi nent among them. So many visitors of the unoftlcltil class came to the whlto house this afternoon that they formed double and treble lines from the doorway to the gates on the avenue. Most of them passed through thu building and shook hands with the presi dent. Yielding to the inevitable the. president has at last given formal notice that hereafter ho will set apart three hours dally for the re ception of callers. During two liouifl , from 10 to 1'J o'clock , senators and representatives , and other privileged persons , will bo ad mitted , while from li ! to 1 the general public will be aeon. , The president gnvo a reception ntthe whlto house to-nicht to Indiana's residents and visitors to the national capital. MANY CAIjLittHS U ISC KIV ED. The New Cnbincl Olllcers Hold Im promptu Reception * ) . AVASinxoTOK , March 7. Secretaries Uluine , Proctor and Tracy came to their re spective offices early this morning. Senators , representatives and high ofllclals came In twos and threes. Some brought friends and many ladies were among the callers. Hus- sell Harrison , with n party Of Montana people ple , made the rounds of the departments. They called on the secretaries to pay their respects. General Sherman nnd Admiral Porter were among the notables who at tended the imnromptu receptions. No official changes have been recorded in subordinate ofllces. Senators Paddock and Hnwloy and Hepresentativo Dorsey , of Nebraska , were among Secretary Proctor's callers and they subsequently called upon Secretaries Blaine and Tracy. Ex-Senator Chandler culled upon Secretary Tracy nnd hud a long chat with him. Representative Laird , of Nebraska , who was very ill during the whole of the lust ses sion of congress , has reached Washington much improved in health , although ho has not entirely recovered. Secretary Windom devoted the day to the reception' of visitors. A largo number of senators and ex-coneressmen availed themselves of the opportunity nnd called to liny their respects , und throughout the room of the secretary was crowdea with visitors. Secretary Noble arrived at the interior de partment a little after 9 o'clock this morn- in ? , and from that hour until late this after noon wns kept busy receiving visitors. A largo number of senators and representa tives were among his callers. Postmaster General Wanamaker also reached his de partment early , accompanied by First As sistant Stevenson and Chief Clerk Hoy. Ho visited the oflices of the bureau chiefs and other odlcials and acquainted himself with the general location and arrangement of offices of the several divisions of the depart ment. All of the higher oftichils tendered their resignations , nnd , without accepting any , Wuiiamaker lias requested them to con tinue in their respective oflices for the pres ent , at least. A largo number of senators , representatives and others called during the day. A I'retty Scene. WASHINGTON. March 7 , A pretty scene was enacted in Mrs. Harrison's private apartments this aftcrcoon , the occasion be ing the presentation to her of an elegant oveninir reception robe by the General Lyons Woman's Hellof corps , of St. Louis. The presentation wns made at the request of the association by Mrs. Chauncoy I. Fllley , president of the woman's executive commit tee of the Mississippi Valley sanitary fair. In addition to the dress there was also pre sented to Mrs. Harrison from the relief corps a pair of white slippers , decorated with small sprays nf whlto lilacs , hand painted. The artist who painted the dress and slippers presented to Mrs. Harrison , on his own be half , n richly bound cony of u bible with a handsomely bound cushion. Democrat * * Tender RcsfcnaiioiiH. WASIIIXOTON , March 7. First Comptroller Durham , Commissruner of Internal Revenue Miller nnd Fourth Auditor Shelley , have tendered their resignations to Secretary Windom , to take effect at his convenience. Treasurer Hiatt will tender his resignation to the president at tlio first opportuni'y. It is said thnt Huston , chairman of the Indiana republican committee , Is likely to ho his suc cessor , _ Cleveland GOCH to Work. Nmv YOHK , March 7. Ex-Prosident Grovcr Cleveland drove down town this morning to Mis ofllco In William street , ac companied by Messrs. Ststson nnd Mau- Veugh. Ex-President Cleveland wus nominated for honorary membership In the chamber of commerce by Alexander K , Orr , who made a speech highly eulogizing the nominee. Colonel nel Fred A. Conkllng opposed the nomina tion and adoption of the eulocisUo senti ments In if" speech , and said that no ono would vote against it if thu name was put up without a speech. Twenty voted in favor of It and thirteen against , a few not voting at all Cleveland wus thercupan elected an honorary member. Tim First Cnhlnot Mooting. WASHINGTON , March 7. At half past 3 o'clock this afternoon tha first cabinet meet ing of the new administration was held. It was an informal meeting of the newly ap pointed cabinet officers , called in order that they might become acquainted with ono another , _ Hart For I'lilillo Print or. WASHINGTON , Mnrch 7. The New York delegation has decided to ask that A. H , Hurt , of New York , bo nominated for jiubllu printer , and the lowu delegation will push ex-Governor Stone for commissioner of the general land ofllco , finrrlson'H Immigration Policy. KOMI : , March 7 , The Capltun Fri- cassu says President Harrison's ref erences m his Inaugural address to Immigration are a departure frpm American traditions of boundless hospital * Ity. The paper admits , however , that Pres ident Harrison's policy will tend to restrict excessive Italian agricultural Immigration. * 'I ho Death Ilccoril. PuiLuiEU'iin , March 7. Isnlah V. Wil liamson , the venerable millionaire philan thropist , died early ttis | morning , lAJCUl.NVAU HAD A GUN. Ills Steed Also to Ditto Seems to Ho the Item. CUBTEXST : , Wyo. , March 7. ( Special Tel- grain to Tun HUB. ) Wyoming has developed n Lochlnvar whoso courageous during ob scures the bravery of the madiaval hero , nnd crude Davy Crockett. Ho Is James KIdd , or. Omaha drummer , who Incidentally killed a man before Hoping with his lady love. Thro months ago the widow McCool , whoso beauty and grucu is heightened by her sombre attire , became agent for the stage company at Dry Cheyenne , nn Important sta tion between Douglas nnd Buffalo. She wast n heart-breaker , and every cowboy nnd ranchman in the region beoaino subject to her fascinations wlulo few travelers left the place henrt-whoio. Mrs. McCool finally selected Frank Mead , son of a wealthy nuieher , and they were to have been wedded this month. 1/ist week KIdd , who Is a hniidsomo nnd lively follow , passed the place. Ho became enamored nf the widow and soou roturnoa to press his suit with great fervor. The glib tongue , stylish dress nnd polished u.iinncr of the traveler captured tlie widow and she surren dered. Tim Jilted lover sulked In Jealousy and awaited u favorable opportunity for re venge or rtidrcss. TucsUav night a largo crowd attended a dance at Dry Cheyenne. When the festivi ties were most hilarious Mead , overtaking KIdd in the corner of the ballroom , shipped his face and iravo him a terrible tongue lash ing. The widow , with snapping eyes , twitted her now lover of cowardice. Thus encour aged ho drew a revolver and commeneu.l fir ing recklessly , bolng too frightened to use the weapon effectively. In an instant n dozen six shooters wore In action. No one heeded the wounded , but when Ed Cook , Mead's pard , fell with a bul let from the drummer's gun through his brain there was a cessation of artillery music. Thcro were cries of "Lynch the ten derfoot , " but the drummer had become n Westerner In remarkably short timo. Ho backed to the door with the widow as a shield , and the pair mounted one horse and unshod uway. They soon reached a railway and proceeded to Cliadron , Neb. , whore they were united in marriage. Sheriff Williams , of Converse county , is in pursuit of KIdd and his bride. Til 13 TUUXU. IjIXKS. They Hntcr an Iron-Clad Agreement Not to Pay Commission" . Nnw YOUR , March 7. The joint commit tee which convened nt the trunk line olllco on Wednesday completed its labors to-day. The result is convoyed in thu resolutions adopted , which declare that "each and every railroad company hero represented pledges that it will not pay , share or allow the whole or any part of commission , part salary , sido- cut orott.er consideration in connection with the sale of tickets of issue of other comuanies , nor permit its tickets to bo sold at any point on commission , and each company represented will prohibit its ngonts from re ceiving commissions from other companies. " The chairman was instructed to give notice to all interested lines , the resolution to take effect April 1. The agreement will apply niso to foreign Immigrant business us well as domestic. The closing resolution declares thut "if any railroad company so advised shall fail or decline to conform to such notice upon a date to be fixed by the chairman and vice chairman of the joint committee , prompt action shall ho taken in such cases under the trunk line contract and organiza tion of the joint committee , and also before the Inter-state commerce commission , if , in the judgment of tha chairman of thu joint com inittee , such source seem' to him uec ssury and desirable , " The chairman was instructed to forward to the inter-state commission copies of tlio rcsoltions , together with a circular of the roads authorizing the payment of commis- sions.nnd express to the inter-stute commerce commission the earnest desire of the railroad companies represented in the joint committee that the payment of commissions be prohibited , and ttiat the commission take early action on the question. VIOLATING TliTi AGREEMENT. The Alton and Hnulc Isl-ind to Uo- KstaDUsh Their Fast TralnH. CHICAGO , March 7. fSpecIal Telegram to TiicHnc.1 The western passenger difficulty precipitated.by thouunounceinontof | thcAIton and Hock Island of the re-establishment of their Kansas fast trains is growing to formid able proportions. Wabush officials state posi tively thut they consider the proposed action a violation of the presidents' agreement , and that they will consider themselves justified in any action which it may bo necessary to take to equalizematters. . The U'abash line to Kansas City is twenty-four miles longer than the Alton , and it will thus bo impossible for them to compete in time. His tlio uni versal opinion among railroad men thut thu Wabash will raise such n storm us will im peril , if it does not entirely break up the presidents' agreement. S.iid a disinterested railroad president to-day : ' 'The Kan sas City trouble Is the end in stead ot the beginning. The whole thing originated in the action of the Uurlington , or rather its Denver branch from Pluttsmoutb. An agreement wus made lust year among the Oinulm lines to slow up on the time , and the Burlington made the Hiimo time to Pltittsmouth , but you must un derstand tlmt the light is not and was not on Kansas City or Omaha business. Denver is the objective point. Here is where the liur lington got in some line work. While the Omaha connections of the Chicago roads made slow tune to Denver , the Uurlington \ Missouri Hivur took the Burlington's passen gers at PlaUsmotith and scooted them into Denver eight or ten hours uhe.idbnttlio rate to Donvur via Kansas City is thu same us via Plattsmoutli and Omaha. Consequently the Kansas Citv HHUJ lost about all thulr Denver business. It is to counteract this , and not to fuvor Kansas City , tlmt the fast train ser- vicu is being put on , hut the \Vatiasli is in no position to object. H has all along mudo an hour faster tnno than thu other roads , from Kansas City to Chicago , and has practically monopolized the eastern trade , ns It makes very much better time with its branch to To ledo. This is the whole hUtory of the mutter in a nutshell. " GllBAT SAhE OP SPEEDERS. Some Fancy Prlcus Paid For Cali fornia Stock. NEW YOHK , March 7. Tlio greatc/a / Kath arine of trotting horse men witnessed in New York this winter assembled at the American Institute building thU morning at the auction sale of California trotting stock. The sale , both in number of animals olTcrod and character , was the mail Important of the kind uver known in thu east. The sensa tion of the suto was tha nulo of Misc/nt , by Stumboul Minnohatiu , und his yearling brother. Masooti tins trotted a quarter mile in ! ) S ) seconds , nnd ho was warranted to go uvun faster. Tnu bidding started ut fa.UJO and quickly wont up to fJUK ) . From this the prlcu ad vanced steailily. 1,000 nt a clip , until ? JO,000 was reached. The contest tvus then between Mr. Sclniltx. of Urooklyn , und D , S. Quln- ton , of Trenton , N. .1. They raised each other f.VXl ut a ullii until * 2. " > , IUJ was reasheil , when Quintan bid fl.OOO and the homo was knocked down to him , It U understood that ho bought thu liorso for Mike Duly and a syndicate , who have u ranch in Montana. A brother to Musoott wus then put up and sold to Schulu after a lively competition SS.fM The famous biy filly Moluka , by Stumboul , dum Molusku. was sold to .I , H , Schulu for $ V > 00 ; a brown filly by Alcazar , half sister of Nuhnsta , to J , D. Ferguson , of New York , f 1,000 ; yearling brown colt , full brother to precedingfilly , eold to Ferguson for KV < 0 ; brown colt by Stumboul , tp Fcrmon for $3iOO ! ; bay ( illy by Stumboul , to Fergeson for $1,100 ; two-year-old hay JULY by Stumboul , to G. H. Hicks for M.05U ; two'ycar-old bay colt by Ktuuiboul , to I ) , S. Quinton for J.V , > 0 ; two-year-old bay filly by Btamboul. dam Astrono , to .1 , Madden for i , t < 00. Thcsi ! are a few of thu most Import ant bales. The total realized to-day was TRAMPED TO HER DEATH , The Pitiful Story of Poor Llttla Cora Cnrnnhnn. LURED FROM HOME BY A VILLIAN , The Child Is Murdered hy ( ho Cow * imlly W rotoli Who Then Scat ters Ills Own llrnlns About the 1 lee in. A Sad Story. GJIic\no , Mnrch 7. ( Special Telegram to Tnfc Hin.l While her father was looking for her In Chicago lo-ilu.v , Cora Carnixhnn , & ! mmlnomu slvtceti-yeur-old girl , who dlsap- poarod from her home nt Paw Paw , 111. , Sun day night , win lying dead in n house near Ifl Karlvlllo , III. , slain by the hand of her lover , n bov of twenty , who also look his own life. The story of the tragedy , which was barely mentioned in the dlsp.ntchos this morning , Is n sad ono. .hot nt dark Sunday night , tha girl's mother saw her go out the back door of the house nnd disappear into tha darkness. The haste she niiulo caused suspicion , and uu alarm was given , and several parties started n search of her. Hut owing to the intcnso darkness of the night , she maJo her escape. Tlio next morning the discovery wns mudo by tracks in thu mud that ttio child Ir.ut gone north out xof the town , Tim foot prints showed that a man was with hor. The young couple reached the farm house of Elmer Davis , tibout six miles south of Eurlvillo , Tuesday nicht , and npplled for shelter. They had walked through the snow and mud nearly twenty mllus , and the jjirl was completely exhausted. They stayed nt th'o place Tues day night , claiming to bo man and wife. They retired early Wednesday evening , soon after suppor. Shortly afterward two re ports of n mvolver were heard , nnd immedi ately the farmer started for the room up stairs occupied by the young couple. 1'oforo ho roachud It another report was hoard. When ho opened the door MeL-ichlln and the girl were both dead. Tlio man hud ovi- dcrtly put the weapon back of the girl's ear nnd sent a bullet Into her head. Not sat isfied with ono shot , he again phicc.1 the weapon to her temple and discharged It. Ho then shot himself in the crown of the hcild , the bullet L-oming out under the chin. The tragic end of the coiiulo Is in accord ance with the note the young girl loft in her I trunk before leaving home. The note wns as follows : "Dear Minnma : i5y the time you read this 1 will bo in my grave. " A short lime previous to the elopement the parents discovered that Cora wns deeply in- fntuatud with McLtichlln , a young black smith , and they opposed nil Intercourse. The girl's father thought to find her hero ia Chicago , and has been here since Tuesday. To-day ho came Into the police station and asked "Have found child " : you my yctl" The chief of detectives turned to the lu- quiring father with a strange expression on his face. "Haven't you hoard anything yourself 1" ho asked , hesitatingly. ' Not a word. 1 have been nearoliing Chicago cage high nnd low for my daughter and that villain who enticed her away. " "Aro you prepared to hoar bad news , Mr. Canmhun ! " asked the lieutonnnt. "My Godwhat is itl" exclaimed Carnahnu alarmed at the question. Lieutenant ICliiott handed him a telegram just received. It was from Kurlvlllo , III. , and was briefly , as follflws : "Duke McL'ichlin killed Cora Cimiulmn , nnd then killed himself at n farm house north of town. " The poor father fell into a choir ns If shot , nnd moaned in agony. After aomo time ho are o nnd slowly walked away , Baying ho was going after the body , and that this news would nearly kill the mother. 1IIJSJLMKN AT OUTS. A Bitter Fight Threatened In the National ljuuciic. New YOHK , Mnrch 7. [ Special Telegram to Tin : 13ni.J The Irish National league is threatened with civil warfare which may il prove at least a great stumbling block to the success of the organization If It does not end in nn open rupture between some of the most important councils. The bono of contention scorns to be the presidential ofllco and the friends of Alexander Sullivan , of Chicago , are trying their best to push him forward ns the most available candidate. The re is objec tion to the urogrammo on the part of many Now Yorkers. These men nro mostly of : opposite political faith from Sullivan and they are busy denouncing him as a political schemer who only wants to nso again to the pinnacle of fame in tbo league that ho may thus be furnished with the means to further political designs. They Ray he should content himself with tlio honor ho has al ready had as president of the league. If , however , his friends determine to continue to push his candidacy , thu Now Yorkers promise to make it warm for him. Sullivan , moreover , is not/ the only one who comes infer for censure nt the hands of those league pol iticians. It is charged that Father Dorno'y. Patrick Kgan and Sullivan have resolved themselves into n mutual admiration society , and that together they are laying the foun dation for political schemes. Father Dornoy IK considered only In the light of a tool for the two others , and by pushing Sullivan for ward , Kgan will stand with him , and the twain with their largo following , combined with Dornoy's influence , will bo next to invincible , and can coin- inn ml almost whatever political ofllco or patronage they ohnosu. A meeting of the Now York municipal council was held last night , but no action was taken , the council deeming it bast to wall for the fur ther development of thu Sullivan boom. So far as ICirnn is concerned , the members of the Now York council do not care to talk about him , but they intinmto that if ho wishes to bo let nlone ho must keep out ol the way and quit championing ttiocausoo'I Sullivan. Tlicro are n number of Irishmen hero who have no sympathy with those in the council who are flu'htlng Sullivan , und a very bitter factional light is looked for ia this dulogation. Mr. Sullivan said this evening that lie Is not n candidate for and positively will not accept any olllco ; tlmt his business domuids his exclusive attention , and that ho is on ] tlrely out of public affairs. The Wo4i Virginia Uover.iorHhlp , CIIAHI.IISTOS , W. Vn , , March 7. The In- ltlil ; step was taken in the Hupromo court this morning by General Guff's attorneys suing out a writ of mnnilarnus against Gov ernor Wilson to compel him to surrender the oftlco of governor to General Golf. The case Is to come op to-morrow for argument. All parties to tlto suit have agreed that thu matters in controversy may bu determined without furthnr process. This afternoon General GofT's ' attorneys sued nut u writ of nuo-warrnnto In the circuit court against Governor WlUun , but this is only a formal matter , The llnllrond Coiil'erciiott. WASHINGTON , March 7 , At the third and last day's session of llio conference of state railroad commissioners with tha Inter-state commission , the report of the committed on statistics recommending , for the use of rail roads , uniform blanks for maklnc annual reports to Htato boards , was adopted. A resolution was uluo passed looking to the final adoption of a uniform and Im proved coupler. The subject of railroad ac cidents wus discussed , and n resolution adopted recommending the Inter-ntato com mission to consider thu matter of autotuutla sliimla In uldlng the protection of life , and requesting that thu 'commission advise rail roads In regard to the < \dfji/tien of .the beat appliances In this Iluo , . ' , .