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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE.
EIGHTEENTH YEAE. OMAHA , THURSDAY CORNING MAY 9 , 1889. NUMBER 328.
MR , WHITNEY INTERVIEWED
Ho Tolla tv London Reporter About
the American Navy.
BUILDING SHIPS JUST BEGUN.
Prnlfio for President Cleveland's Ad
ministration HntUIIng liintcad
of llcimlrliiK Mcn-ot-AVnr
Will Go On.
The Deadly Dynamite Gun.
JCopl/rfflhl 1SS3 li\i \ Jamc * Oimlon Iteiwll. ]
LONDON , May 8. [ Now York Herald
Cable Special to Tin : Ucc. ] Hon. W. C.
Whitney , who was secretary of the navy In
President Cleveland's cabinet for four years ,
nnd who is now In London , wns asked to-day'
by a Herald reporter what the United States
had accomplished during his term In the
matter of Improving the navy ! At llrst ho
waa rather disinclined to talk upon itho sub
ject , but upon the representation , however ,
that the subject was one In which not only
Americans but Englishmen , also , nro greatly
interested , nnd that no ono wns bettor qual
ified than ho to furnish thu desired Informa
tion , be consented to speak :
'Thl * Is on uncongenial atmosphere , I am
afraid , in which to talk on that subject , " ho
said , "for If you stop Into the house of com
mons , ns 1 did yesterday , you would find
the subject of discussion to bo n
bill for the expenditure of ? SO-
' 000,000 or ? 90,00l,000 upon new naval
construction , To bo sure , the bill covers the
contemplated construction lor the next four
years , yet the provisions nnd plans , at llrst
thought , appear excessive. What strikes an
American most forcibly In listening to that
debate Is not the largo sum of money asked
. .for , nowovor , ns wo nro not lacking In that
regard nnd nro not now lacking In n disposi
tion to spend It on naval construction , but it
Is that the ability to spend that sum at , once ,
Involving such enormous ship building fa
cilities , Is possessed hero.
' "You see , the building has to go along , In
addition to the ordinary construction for
commercial purposes , and Indicates the great
resources to draw upon. The fact really is ,
that the United States has now only made n
beginning towards building up Its navy. The
administration of President Cleveland was
notable , so far as naval affairs are concerned ,
moro especially In the very line to which I
have alluded as existing here. It developed ,
in our country , facilities for the creation of n
unvy , modern In character. "
"You do not mean that no ship building
has yet been dons , do youi"
"Oh , no , wo nre bull ding n good many
ships now ; but I refer to the most notable
result of the adm inistratlon from a naval
point of view. As I look at It , President
Cleveland's ndmlnl stratlon should bo cred
ited , not merely with what has thus far been
actually done in way of construction , but
with the fact that wo can now create en
tirely from our own resources oycry modern
implement of war of the highest types with
their guns nnd nrmor. Upon the accession
of President Cleveland to power , neither
armor nor high-power guns , of n calibro
above eight inches , nor secondary batteries ,
could bo had in the United States and In the
previous twenty years thcro had not boon
built altogether ton now war vessels. "
"Woro not- largo appropriations made ,
from tlmoto time , for n navyj"
% "Yes , but the money appropriated from
year to year had been spent in repairs upon
old wooden ships , which were really worth
' Who wns responsible for that } "
"Well"I hardly care to go into that subject
now. In fact , our people differ regarding
the responsibility for such n state of things
existing. However , there Is no one among
us who docs not , nt thu present time , con
demn It. I arose , quite naturally , from the
fact that at the close of the war wo had a
very larger than wo required. It was the
largest in the world nt that time , I think , for
many many years. There was a reason for
reducing , rather than increasing our navy ,
nnd naturally the policy of repairing old
ships , instead of buildlnc now ones , became
fixed upon us , and so , after a scries of years ,
wo practically had no serviceable navy , nnd
there was n general luck of confidence in the
unvy department. "
"President Cleveland reversed the policy
which has been for a long time pursued , and
the old unvy has been allowed to dlo a nat
ural death. During his administration wo
Iiuvo had In course of construction war ves
sels , modern In character , amounting to over
75,000 tons ; about ono half ot this tonnage Is
nruiorcd ships , nnd of unarmorcd ships ,
those of the class known as protected cruis
ers. We nro building seven of an nvorago
of 4,000 , tons each , and with a guaranteed
speed of nineteen knots and upward. In
this class of vessels wo will soon rank sec-
oud only to England. "
"I believe you referred to having increased
construction facilities ! "
"Yes , wo have nearly finished , at Wash-
Ingtsn , nn ordnnnco factory for finishing
heavy naval ordnance , cranes , nnd the neces
sary machinery for handling gun forglngs up
to 120 tons , which covers the largest guns
afloat upon any war vossot in the world. 1
/ think upon this , the government has ex
pended , or has in course of expenditures
total sum about $2,000,000. , The department
lias also entered into n contract with one of
our largest and best steel manufactures , thu
'Bethlehem Iron company , under which a
plint is being erected for the production of
nriuor and gun forglngs. This uhint is to
cost something ovnrfl.OOO KK ) , The contr.ua
wns entered Into about two nnd-oiiu-'nalf
ycurs ftlntc , and thu plnnt will bo completed
this year.1 '
"Is congress disposed to appropriate money
morn freely , now , for the iravy department ,
then formerly I"
"Yes , notably so. The feeling has changed
very perceptibly. The disposition now in , in
fiu-t , to give the department money moro
rapidly than It can be Judiciously used. In
each of the two hut sessions of congress
moro monny was voted for now naval con
struction than the department nsUod for. "
'Io yon think that the United fctatos will
continue the policy of incrcuslug thu slzo
nnd completeness of Its navy } "
"I Know no reason why It should not da
BO. Necessity , or , ut least , tlio udvantajfu is
apparent , Thcro Is plenty ot money , and
public sentiment , ns U now exists , will in
dorse such a policy. Of course , ulth the
completion of I ho now pluutft , the present
nccrctnry of the navy will bo ube ! to lay out
a much larger programme of cx <
petulluno thtin was potnible under
the lust administration , Under President
Cleveland the foundation was thoroughly
laid for n navy , adequate to the needs of the
United States , and commensurate with h r
dignity aud position among the nations o !
the world , und ! t is to bo hoped and expected
that the foundation will bo built upon. "
"A few evening * ago , Charles RcnUr- ,
U cub : IT of & 9 cotelist , lu c kcturo l > ere IB
London , said that It had been reported that
the United States had n dynamite gun
\yhlch , It wns claimed , could blow Into
smithereens any warship now afloat. As ho
made the statement , n man In the nudicnco
shouted out that ho didn't bellovo it. Are
you witling to throw n little light on that
" 1 hardly think I will do wisely in going
Into that matter in detail , " replied Mr.
Whitney , laughing , "for I might bo drawn
Into n discussion with some ono. It Is time ,
however , that the United States npproprl-
ted money for the construction of a pneu
matic dynamite cruiser , and n considerable
nmount , some $000,000 or $700,000 , for coast
defense of the dynamite character. It Is1
certain that the dynamite gun has passed
beyond the experimental state. It tins occn
demonstrated that It will throw nn aerial
torpedo , containing 000 pounds of nltroglyc-
crlno.to n distance of ono mile ; and ono
containing 200 pounds to n distance
of two miles. 1 don't care , now , to
express myself as to the amount of destruc-
tlon which the dynamite gun will cause over
nnd nbova that of guns now In use , and It
remains to bo shown , yet , to what extent n
dynamite gun can ho utilized on shipboard. "
"Do you think the dynamite gun likely
to revolutionize naval warfare ) "
"I am not prepared to make public my
opinion on that yet. I simply say , that , un
less the navy'department had great expecta
tions from tlio dynamite gun , it would not
have expended so much monjy In finding
out what it could accomplish. '
"AH , THKIU ; , niVDUMPHNG. . "
Colby College Students Mnfco a
of It With the Girls.
WATnnviu.n , Me. , Mny 8. ( Special Telegram -
gram to Tin : I3in. : ] The students of Colby
university are in u Hurry of excitement over
the outcome of one of their larka of Friday
evening last. On that evening the members
of the Congregational church ot this city had
ad vurtlscd a "Japanese Sociable , " and among
other articles had promised the sale of ice
cream and cake nnd nn exhibition of much
beautiful hand-painted chinuwaro. The
tmtronago of all , nnd especially Colby uni
versity students , was earnestly solicited , nnd
the students were there. Some of them ,
however , did not make their appearance
known at the time , but a majority of the
boys managed to find considerable entertain
ment in chatting with the pretty young
women of the church. Those who did not
announce themselves wore "otherwise en
gaged. " Instead of entering the hall as most
ot the audience did by way of the door , they
preferred to climb in by roar windows of the
basement nnd search for plunder. It was n
dinicult job , but when they found several Ice
cream cans of ponderous size , a bountiful
supply of cake and several pounds of candy ,
they transferred their booty to the college
buildings , and there put themselves on the
outside ot the good things before retiring' .
Arrived on the cainnus the boys bccrah
to develop a spirit of real dovilishnoss. Ice
cream in elegantly painted dishes with silver
spoons , nnd delicious cake of a variety of
makes , supplemented by u choice supply of
nugatincs , chocolate drops and caramels ,
seemed to bo n little too much for the col
lugians , and they became quite- intoxicated
with a. desire tor a genuine 'lurk. "
Of all the plans which they lorm-
ulatcd in their now Ice cream
heated brains , ono unanimous point
was the young ladies' seminary.
With tlielr ice-cream cans they marched to
the scene of their promised sport. Arrived
at the ladies' retreat the cans were set on the
front steen and a stream of water directed
at them. The noise aroused several of the
Bleeping girls , when all of a sudden some
who had been careless enough to retire with
open windows received the cold and cruel
stream over their half-dozing forms. Car
pets wcro drenched , and the very beds on
which they wore reclining wcro thoroughly
soaked. Soon the girls began to appear at
their windows. They wore met by a stream
which soaked them and forced a rapid retire
ment to n remote corner of their rooms.
Soon the voice of the preceptress was heard
at the door , but she was driven in by a well-
directed stream. The young ladies endeav
ored to discover Jhe identity of their assail
ants , but the latter had come fully prepared
for any such emergency. They curried
umbrellas to conceal their mischievous coun
tenances. Ono of the girls , a diminutive
freshman , descended from the rear window
of the house and stealthily made her way up
to the faucet which supplied the hose and
carefully turned olt the water. Then the
matron appeared at the door , followed by a
dozen girls clad in the loose attire of Mother
Hubbard night robes. "Oh , you're funny ,
very funny,1' ' indignantly said ouo of the
girls. "An , there , my dumpling , " was the
wicked response Jrom ono of the concealed
students , A running fire of chull and reproach
preach wa kept up between the students
and the girls. The latter finally retired and
the boys , tiring of the lark , went to their
An investigation will bo held.
lUcIinril MaiiHflcld'H MiNhnps.
lCoii/i | / tultt 1RSO liu James Oonlim Hmitt. ]
LONDON- , May 8. [ Now York Herald
Cable Special to Tin : II KB. I Uiehurd
Munsllohl , who Is nn enthusiastic equestrian ,
was riding a spirited little bay mare in Hot-
ten How yesterday afternoon , when an exu
berant ragged small boy with an eye for cop
pers , darted in front of him nnd displayed
his acrobatic accomplishments by turning
cartwheels in the middle of the road. This
frightened the mare , who reared suddenly
and fell backward with the tragedian under
neath ; but , being a very skillful rider , Mails-
Held disengaged his feet from the stirrups
and escaped with nothing more serious than
n badly strained hip. Bystanders who
rushed to his assistance thought ho nnd been
killed , but he speedily remounted and fin
ished his Hdo.
Mansfield is unfortunate. Recently ho
had his head cut open by an awkward
swordsman nn the stage ; then ho sprained
his anklu In the battle scene in Richard III. ,
biit these little trillos do not Interfere with
his nightly nppcninneo nt the Olobo.
IToi 'ji-1'jlit iSfOlin Jama ( luiilim Hcnnr't.1
LONDON , May -Now York Herald
Cable Special to TUB Hnr.l Three At
lantic liners arrived to-day , the Travu reach
ing Southampton at midnight : the City of
Paris , tJucciiRtnwn , at OMBn. in. , and the
City of Home' , Quecnstown , ut I MO a. in ,
The mall brought by the Trnve , however ,
will reach London thht , the distance from
Southampton to London being only three
hours , while thai from Quecnstown is
twenty hours. The City of Rorno made her
fastest eastward passage.
At nouibuyTinsUnited States ship Dolphin
At Copenhagen The Island , from New
At PMladolphm-Tho Nodurland , from An-
At YoUolmmn-r-'Cho Monarch , from Now
. At Hamburg The Paula , from Philadel
At New York The Hoheinia , from Ham
Preparing to Knrerralu Proctor ,
CIIF\CN.NK , Wyo , , May 8. ISf-cclal Telegram -
gram tn Tun line.Preparations ] nro being
made here by the military authorities of Tort
Rufisull and the citizens of Cheyenne for n
reception to Secretary Proctor und paity ,
who urn touring in the west inspeetliir nu'l- '
taiy posts Should their stay not bo top
limited , they will be ealertainct ! s
EX-UNION SOLDIERS CAN STAY
Tanner Refuses to Accept a Veter
HE IS NOT BOUNCING PATRIOTS.
Xho Nebraska Dclcgntlon Hcnoinmcnd
Jndito Mason , of Lincoln AVIlllnm
I . Chnndlcr Goes On Pnlin-
WABIIINOTOX Utmiuu , Tun OMAHA. Dna ,
513 PoUHTrtBXTnSTIlEKT ,
WASHINGTON , D. C. , May 8. 1
Ex-union soldiers nro to bo protected In
federal ofllccs under the present administra
tion , oven though they are democrats , if their
records as odlcors are good. Commissioner
of Tensions Tanner , in a letter to Special Ex
aminer Shank , at Limn , O. , declining to ac
cept his resignation simply bccauso ho Is n
democrat , says that ho ( Tanner ) docs not oc
cupy his position for the purpose of turning
out ox-union soldiers because they nro dem
ocrats , ana that so long ns ho has his way
the boys who helped preserve the union
will bo kept in their places If they nro good
olllccrs , regardless of politics. It Is under
stood that tills Is the outline of the policy
which is to bo pursued In all of the executive
departments. Shank , in his letter to the
commissioner resigning from his position ,
states that ho served In the war for the
union , but that ho Is a democrat , and that
since it Is a republican administration , ho
believes it will bo incompatible with the pol
itics of the administration to retain him In
ofllco , and , therefore , ho desires to bo re
lieved. The commissioner , In his letter , says
that unless Shank insists upon his resigna
tion being accepted , ho will refuse to trans
mit it to the secretary of the Interior.
Tin : XEiiuisK.v i > cLia : VTION CALL.
According to the programme agreed upon
nt yesterday's conference and given in THE
13 EI : specials last night those of the Ne
braska delegation now in the city called at
the white house to-day to urge the appoint
ments of certain constituents. This evening's
Star tells what they did m thcso words :
"Nebraska was among the early arrivals
nt the executive mansion , represented by
Senators Mundorson and Paddock and Con
gressman Council. The trio had a duty to
perform. They asked the president to give
careful consideration to the claims of Judge
Lewis A. GrofT , of Omaha , whoso name they
presented ns n candidate for the vacant place
an the inter-state commerce commission.
Another naino they brought forward was
that of Judge O. P. Mason , and the position
they want him to grace is known as commis
sioner of railroads , now held by General Jo
seph E. Johnson. They also introduced Ir
ving J. Mnnatt , of Lincoln , who wants to bo
United States minister to Greece. Attention
was directed to the fact that Mr. Manatt's
appointment Is asked by thirty of the largo
educational institutions in the country.
MUSTATTKXn TO IIUSIXBSS.
Wanamnkcr is determined that presiden
tial postmasters shall give their personal at
tention to the business of their ofilces. He
says it has been a custom for many post
masters who have largo outside business to
secure postmasterships and "farm" them
out , not giving the federal service their per
sonal attendance. It is notorious that nearly
all of the defalcations which are occurring ,
nnd which have occurred for many years in
presidential postofliccs were the result of the
ignorance of the business of the ofllco on the
part of the postmaster. It is also an injus
tice to the patrons of the oflico to have the
postmaster looking after other bu'stness , and
intrusting the management to clerks. * The
postmnster-gonoral , and it is understood thut
the president1' heartily coincides , believes
that if an ofllco is worthy of n man it is
worthy of his attention. This administra
tion intends to uend every effort to improve
the public service , and the postal service is
receiving special attention.
It is very probable that the bond for Pub
lic Printer Palmer will bo made up In Wash
ington. It was his purpose to go to his
friends In Chicago and ask them to bccomo
his sureties for the faithful performance of
the official duties which ho intends to as
sume. To-day , however , a number of gen
tlemen went to him voluntarily and offered
to flll his bond in Washington. It is under
stood that Mr. Palmer will remain here and
take immediate control of the ofllco , which Is
not being satisfactorily administered at pres
ent. There will bo n thorough reorganiza
tion. It is probable thut three or four of the
gentlemen who were leading candidates for
the public iirintcrship will bo given promi
nent positions In the reorganization of the
otllce. This will bo another instance of
President Harrison's belli ? able to secure
men for positions who are larger than the
ofllcos. The admirable manner in which the
postofllco department is ofllccrcd is uolnted
to with n great deal of nrido by
the friends of the president. Al
most every man in the post-
ofllro department occupying a prominent
position is capable of filling a higher place.
The assistants to heads of divisions and
bureaus in other departments in many in
stances are also men of n very high order.
With Frank W. Palmer public printer , and
three or four of the loading men who aspired
to the appointment of public printer as his
assistants , the onico will bo better equipped
than It over was. Within ten days or two
weeks it is Mr. Palmer's intention to have
, full control of the ofilcc , and to have now
men In all the leading positions about it , ex
cepting , probably , the forcuuinsUlp of print
ing , which is now hold by Captain lirian.
His hiL'li character and experience recom
mend him for retention. Most of the as
plrunts to tlio position of public printer called
upon President Harrison to-day and con
gratulated him upon the appointment of Mr.
Palmer , whoso selection gives almost uni
Later Lute this afternoon Mr , Palmer
called at the state department nnd received
his commission , While In Mr , iilnlno's ' room
ho mot ex-Senator William E. Chandler ,
who , upon learning that the now public
printer's ' bond had not been filed , Bald : ' !
will go on your bond , If you will let mo. "
The proposition was accepted , the bond pro
duced , and Immediately the single name
security was approved. Ho qualified for
$ SO,000 , thu amount the bond required.
NO r.vurit : : I.AIIOU.
A representative of the Women's National
league railed upon Secretary Tracy to-day
and succeeded In breaking down the last
pauper labor contract which was made- under
the Cleveland administration. About n year
ago all of the departments , except the post-
otllce. let out their contracts for washing
towels to contractors who employed pauper
labor directly or who publct their contracts
to pauper labor contractors. Now all of the
contracts for washing towels iiro lot directly
to poor women who need the revenue for
their support , and it is safe to estimate- that
llvo laundry women in Washington gut
washing from the executive department ,
They are paid ! iO cents a do/cn for washing
towels. The contracts which were lot under
the Cleveland administration were for UU
cents a hundred. This demonstrates very
clearly which administration favors .legiti
JUTKAI.S AM ) DECISIONS.
The secretary of the interior has con
sidered the motion for review nnd recon
sideration of the departmental decision doted
October , 1SSS , in the case of Uenjamin H.
Hyuiun vs Chnndlcy P. Dclanco , Involving
the southwest quarter of the northeast
quarter of the cast half of the northwest
quarter , and the southwest quarter of the
northwest of bectlon ill , township Hi , range
l.'i west , Niobrarn land district , awarding to
Hymnn thu right to complete his pre-emption
enti.v of said land. After a lengthy argu <
iijent , the fcccrctury denies tbo application
fur u rohcarlnif.
btTnni.\G : FHOM
John A , Knandcr , who was appointed
uilnUter to Ucuuiurk , Is still suffering from
the effects of homorrhnpo of 'the ' lungs. His
physlclann have advised him that nn ocean
voyage will bo fatal , nnd It Is understood
Enaudor has written Id Washington that ho
will bo unable to accept the ofllec.
Hnnry C. Gordon , of Indiana , hns boon np-
special agent of the gcnor.nl land oQlce.
The comptroller of the currency has ap
proved the selection oftho First National
bank , ol Chicago , ns reserve ngcut for the
ICoarney National bnnk , of Kearney , Neb.
Senator Paddock intended to start homo
to-night , but owing to the pressure of work
ho will not leave until Saturday morning.
This'will prevent the fecnator from being
present nt the opening ot his now hotel nt
Hcatrlco. Ho gees via Atlantic ] City , where
his family will join htm , '
Ralph P. Lowo. Jr. , ot ; Iowa , was to-day
promoted from n $1,400 10 n $1,000 position In
the gcucralland ofllco. '
Hy direction of the scoWnry of war , First-
Lieutenant John T. Vdnorsdnlo , Seventh
Infantry , having been selected by his regi
mental commander for detail on the recruit
ing service , will repair'to New York'city
and report in person to the superintendent
of the recruiting scrvlcq for assignment to
Captain Paul R. Brown , assistant surgeon ,
Is relieved from further duty In the Depart
ment of the Plutto nnd will proceed to Fort
Thomas , Ariz. , nnd report In person to the
commanding ofllccr of that post forduty , and
by letter to the commanding oftlcor , Depart
ment of Arizona ,
Lcnvo of absence for four months Is
granted Socoud-Llautonant Charles G.
Dwyer , Twenty-first Infantry.
PKIIIIT S. IIcATir.
They Are Charged ) AVIth Teaching
Moro Culture Thnn Farming.
WASHINGTON , May 8. W. O. Atwater , in
charge of the work at the experiment sta
tions established by the agricultural deonrt-
nient. Is preparing a bulletin , which will bo
published this year , giving n sketch of the
progress of education 'In ' the agricultural
colleges nnd schools. It Is acknowledged
that the purpose for which the agricultural
colleges wcro established In several states ,
and to which the government contributed by
liberal grants of land nnd money , has not
been realized. The colleges do not educate
men for the farms , but for the professions ,
aud the tendency of their teaching has been
to draw young men from the farms.
The curriculum in most - cases is
too extensive for the average farmer's son
to meet. The consequence is that class , for
whom the colleges were instituted , have re
ceived almost ulmost absolutely no benefit
from their existence. In connection with
the state university of Minnesota , an agri
cultural school was opened last fall , the
course of study comprising four years of
twenty-four weeks each. The graduates of
the common district schools of the state nro
qualified to enter , nnd they nro taught the
practical things ot farm'life ' , in addition to
the literary branches of learning. The
school had been opened but n few weeks
when its accommodations wcro nil taken ,
while the agricultural college has been
struggling along for years with barely
enough students to form n single class.
At the Indian nnd colored schools , at
Hamilton , Va. , supported by the government ,
oven a more olouieutnr.vcourso of agricultu
ral instruction Is pursued , nnd nearly one
hundred pupils nro engaged In it. The ex
periment stations of the department are
located at all thcso schools , and because of
the great practical benefits accruing , the
bulletin will strongly advocate the extension
of the system. Secretary Rusk is also
deeply interested in the establishment of
short winter courses of lectures to young
men on farms , upon topics related to the
successful conduct of their labors.
Y. M. O. A.
Ono Thousand Delegates Present at
the International Convention.
PHILADELPHIA , May 8. The twenty-olghth
international convention of the Young Men's
Christian association was called to order this
morning with 1,003 delegates from all parts
of the world.
The convention was opened by singing , led
by Ira D. Sankoy , the evangelist. General
Howard , of Now Yoric , vlco president of the
last convention , then introduced Robert
Byrne , of London , general secretary of the
association thoro. Byrne congratulated the
members upon the occasion , nnd read n letter
from President Williams , of the London society -
cioty , regretting his Inability to bo present.
Robert McCann , traveling secretary for Ire
land , was next Introduced , and said he bore
with him the warm greetings of 6,000 Irish
men , members of thd > association thcro.
Baron Von Stark , of Berlin , said
ho was glad to bear the greeting of the asso
ciations of Berlin to them. Carl Fries , of
Stockholm , Sweden , secretary of the na
tional association there , spoke of the work
and read u letter of congratulation unou this
event from his association. The committee
on permanent organization presented its
report , which was unanimously confirmed.
The ofllcers selected wore : President
Humphrey B. Chamberlain. Denver. Among
the vice presidents is William E. Higman ,
Sioux City , In. Secretary , George B.
Townsend , of Chicago. The report of the
International committro was next submitted.
Several papers were road.
UTAH'S NEW GOVEUNOn.
A Urlof Sketch of the Olllclal Career
of Arthur Ii. Xhoinao.
SALT LAKE CITY , Utah , May 8 , [ Special
Telegram to THE BEE. ] Arthur L. Thomas ,
just appointed governor of Utah , Is a man of
medium stature , having a pleasing counte
nance , and a modest and unassuming nlr.
Ho is thirty-seven years old , having been
born In Chicago , August 22 , 1851 , shortly
afterwards removing to Plttsburg , whore ho
spent his youth. Going to Washington , ho
was a clerk with Edward McPhorsou , In the
national house of reurosontatlves , for snvcra
years. Ho accepted the appointment of sec
retary of Utah , offered him by President
Hayes , and removed to the territory to assume
sumo his duties on jvprll 1'i , 1871) ) , und has re
sided hero over since. President Arthur reappointed -
appointed him lu May. 1H8II , and ho served in
that capacity until December , 1837 , when ho
resigned to accept an appointment as mem
ber of the Utah couimUnion , to succeed A
S. Paddock , who was elected senator from
Nebraska. In 18SO ho iyas supervisor of the
census for Utah. Ho ictcd as governor dur
ing the session of tlio Utah legislature in
ISbO. His nppointmoniiWiis a surprise to the
people of Utah , as he Kvus not u gubernato
rial candidate , nnd wrufatlll a member of tlio
commission. During Ulis ofllomb career it :
Utah ho has maiilfcstcit croat diligence , und
has made many frlendi Ithrdughout the terri
tory. As governor , hi will , no doubt , bo
conservative , which will ao much to concil
iate the two factions id Utah. With the ox
ccptlon jf Brighum young , ho is the onli
resident of Utah over appointed governor ol
IS GUARSHUPpJjIt HK
Indications of Another Indian Out-
hreak In aiontaim.
FOIIT Ct'STEii , Mont. , May 8. Responsible
persons Just in from Samedor , Mont. , report
that a largo body of Pine RUga Sioux , led by
Grasshopper , have come Into Tongue River
agency for the purpOBO of yetting up a sut
dunce among the Cucycnncs. Grusshoppoi
has eluded nil attempts on the part of the
authorities to arrest him. The Crow out
break of last Hummer had Its origin In a sun
dance , fatten up by Grasshopper , nnd wan
held nt the place where the Sioux und
Choycnncs propose to dance next week.
The New I'nlijlo Printer.
WASIIINOTON , May 8. Among those who
called on the president to-day wan Franu
Palmer , the new pubil $ printer , with whom
bo had a short Interview. Mr. Palmsr re
ceived tils commission , but will not assume
charge of his new otllce tot several days yet
PARNELL SCORES WEBSTER ,
Accuses Him of Wresting the Spirit
of His SpooohoB.
ARCH-BISHOP WALSH TESTIFIES.
The Irrepressible LJI Rar Nearly Gats
Into Trnublo Trying to Help tlio
Prelate Give KfToeUvo
Pnrncll'n Kvniiilnntloii Ended.
LONDON , Mny 8. P.irnoll's examination
was finished before the special commission
In his speeches in Now York witness de
clared that not a farthing contributed to the
Irish would go toward organizing n rebellion
in Ireland. Throughout his tour of tlio
United States ho had never swerved
from that declaration. Attorncy-Gon-
oral Webster , the witness said , quoted
from live out of sixty speeches hu had made
In the United Stales , Ignoring the general
tenor of his speeches , so as to misrepresent
his words. In no sense could his American
reception bo identified with the proceedings
of the physical force party. Witness firmly bo-
Itcved that none of his colleagues ,
since joining ho Irish parliamentary
party , had had anything to do
with the Fenians. Hoferring to the
letters of his. Par-noil said ho had copies
made from his secretary's shorthand notes.
At this point Attorney-General Webster
said. "It seems there exists a book of copies
of Paruoll's letters. I would like to see that
Sir Charles Russell "By nil means. "
PresidingJustice Ilannon "If those letters -
tors rclor to tlio league they ought to have
been disclosed. "
Pariell ; Your lordships are welcome to
see uny letter I over wrote or received.
Attorney-General Webster , recurring to
thu examination of Pnrnell's private bank
account , wanted to trace u number of checks ,
nnd a warm discussion ensued. Sir Charles
Hussoll declaring that such action would bo
unfair , Justice Ilannon suggested a post
ponement of the inquiry into this matter
until further documents were before the
Archbishop Walsh took the stand. Ho
testified that ho came to the conclusion before
fore 1879 that there was need of a defensive
land organization , and was proceeding to give
his opinion for the necessity of such nn or
ganization , when Justice Ilannon interposed ,
saying the inquiry must bo limited to whether
or not the laud league was necessarv.
Bicgar urged that the question in evidence
liad been given over and over again by "hire
lings of the government. "
Justice Ilnnnnu warned Dlggar that ho
must not make use of such expressions *
Biggar then said that unless such evidence
was admitted the inquiry would end in u
The archbishop continued , nnd said that In
the course of his visits through bis diocese
lie had abundant means of knowing that the
league denounced outrages , many priests
had joined the league with his full approval.
A KANSAS TWISTI3H ,
Ono Person Killed nnd Nine Fatally
HUTCHINSON , Kan. , Mny 8. The wind
storm that has been raging for the last three
days culminated In a cyclone in the north
ern part of Pratt county , yesterday , extend
ing over the eastern portion of Stafford nnd
up into Rico county.
The district over which it passed was
sparsely settled and but for this fact the loss
of life and property would have been tor
The cyclone first struck n spot nbout
five miles southeast of Stafford , and
for miles In a northeasterly . direc
tion left nothing but n barren waste
strewn with the wrecks of houses nnd barns ,
trcos nnd fences , and hero and there with
the bodies of dead and crippled stock.
The onlv person killed outright was Wil
liam Crawford , whoso neck was broken by
flying timbers of his house , which was
Nine other people were fatally in
jured , nnd nbout twenty or thirty
moro were more or less Injured.
Physicians wcro summoned and the people
of the whole county turned out to render
every assistance possible. As soon ns the
news of the cyclone reached Stafford , a mass
meeting was hold and committees organized
to carry on the work of relieving the dis
tress in n systematic manner. Moro than a
hundred people are left homeless aud with
out food or clothing. Reports from other
towns throughout the southwestern part of
the state- Indicate a heavy wind for three
days past , but nothing , in the nature of n
Only a Lil vcly Gale.
ST. PAUL , May 8. The storm which has
been gathering force since Saturday , reached
Its culmination yesterday In a gala blowing
nt n velocity varying from twenty to thirty-
eight miles an hour. A similar gala was re
ported from all over Dakota , Minnesota and
Manitoba , and in some cases considerable
damage Is feared. At Manitoba olllces
telegrams have been received from twenty-
three different stations on the line , which
have berne unanimous testimony that the
actual damage done by the storm was vo.ry
light , und had been over-estimated. Wher
ever wheat was sown with drills no damngo
has been done. In a few instances where
the land had been summer-fallowed , or was
of nn exceptionally light nature , the crop
had been Injured , but these rare cases can
bo repaired by rcsccding. With the wind
came a rain which in many cases lasted for
hours , and penetrated the ground for sev
eral inches ] Thu benefit Is greater than the
damage could possibly be. The reviving
rains continued to-day and everyone rejoices.
"Wyoming JMovIn Kor Statehood ,
CIIKVKNNB , Wyo. , .May 8. [ Special Telegram -
gram to TUB DEC. ] Tiio question of statehood -
hood for Wyoming was taken up to-day by
oqi Cheyenne hoard of trade , and will br
pushed vigorously until consummated. A
thorough canvass by the Choyenna Leader ,
of the opinions of representative Wyoming-
lies on the question has revealed n unan
imity of sentiment for statehood. The board
of trade pledges Itself to put Into opsratlon
the election machinery for the election ol
delegates to u constitutional convention If
the governor of the territory will Issue n call
for such convention. It Is probable that an
election for delegates will bo licU on Jul >
' . ' , and a convention held Immediately uftoi
the election to adopt a constitution to bo pre
sented to the people for ratification in No
vcmbcr , Wyomlngitcs are anxious for state
hood , und no etTorts will bo spared to obtain
thu boon as soon ns possible.
Death ot'u II aok Hills Pioneer.
LEAD CITY , Dak. , May 8. [ Special Tele
gram to Tin : IJnu.J Dr. H. Connelly , r
pioneer of the Hills , having arrived in Dead
wood In 1871) ) , died at that place to-day. The
cause is as yet undecided. This mornlni
two deep cuts wcro discovered upon hit
head and It Is feared thcro has been fou ;
play , An inquest will bo held to-morrow ,
Tliu Unlnbow Clinscr ,
NEW YOIIK , May 8. [ Special Telegram tc
TUB UEK. ] To n Star reporter Senator Gor
man said last night : ' -At our Juno mceilni
Calvin S. 13rice will bo \ nunlmously chosci
chairman of tin national democratic commit
too. HU clever nnd earnest work Uurint
the last campaign imiko the honor a dcsciyci
ono. " -
Ctmunooy Dopovv Thinks It 111-Tlinrd
Nr.w YOIIK , May 8. [ Special Telegram to
Tin : Hun.j'-r-Ulshop Potter's pessimistic ser-
non Is still worrying ninny minds. A re-
lorler to-day called on Chaunccy Dcpow to
rot the opinion of that gentleman on the
"On a great national occasion such as
his , " said Mr. Dcnow , . "I thought the ccn
rnl Idea was to promote patriotism by show-
ng what constitutional government has done
for America , and the value of the character
nnd services of the men who created the
government nnd stumped upon It the Impress
of their own individuality nnd opinions. I
lon't think it was the time for nn orator to
ouch upon or develop existing ovlls or dan
"Tnon you do admit that there nro evils
and dangers ! "
"Thoro are some ovlls and dangers , but I
think they nro. In comparison with the bless-
ngs nnd benefits wo enjoy , like suots on the
sun. An mail who will study the history of
the llrst twenty llvo years of the republic
will discover that In intellectuality , morality
and humanity thu peoplu of to-day nro lull-
iltely moro advanced than wcro these of
Washington's ' generation.
"Hut wo are by no means perfect. That
wo need to Improve our civil service , nnd by
t our public service , Is unquestionably true.
J'o prevent the corrupt use of money In our
elections is the burning necessity of the
.line. That wo want ballot rnform , so that
the independence of the voter can bo beyond
encli or interference , is also beyond doubt.
That wo need proper regulation of the
uiuor trafllu every right-minded person ad-
nits ; nnd these improvements arc coming
right along , Just as rapidly as the press con
centrates its attention on them. "
"Then you have no fears for the future of
the republic ) "
"No , sir. "
Itcpnrts of the Destruction of Prop
erly Still Coining In.
E\ST SAOIN-AW , Mich. , Mny 8. Reports of
ho destruction of property by fires in the
voods still couiu in. The air Is thick with
smoke. In the township of Kawkawlin , Uny
county , live farms have been burned over nnd
everything inflammable destroyed. Rust
Jros. & Co. , ot this city , have lost their
camps , equipage und half n million feet of
ogs near Algor , and the highway bridges in
hat section have ucen destroyed. The upper
iranch of the Tittabawasso river , the
Vu'Gras , the Rlllo and other streams nro also
at so low a stage that logs burn oven in the
beds of the streams.
At Frankfort , Mich. , forest fires are raging
on every side. Much fencing and many
juildiugshavo been destroyed , but no loss of
ifo has been reported.
GIUMD RAPIDS , Mich. , May 8. A dispatch
'rom Sullivan , a town of 000 inhabitants ,
about twenty-seven miles west of here on
, ho Muskegon , Grand Rapids & Indiana rail
road , was received yesterday afternoon ,
asking that nn engine bo sent to aid in light
ing llro. An engine was sent , and later retorts -
torts state that fifteen dwellings and two
iargo nulls had been destroyed , and ths\t
: hrco members of a family named Brown
wcro missing , and it is believed tnoy per
ished in the ilames. Twenty-live families
wore rendered homeless and destitute. Ono
Hundred people wcro fed aud sheltered at
Ravenna , live miles distant.
Nr.wnuno , N. Y. , May 8. Forest fires are
burning on thu Shawnnguuk mountains and
Ltio Cat&kills , and also on the Fishklll moun
tains. Passengers coming In on the Now
York and Now England railroads say fires
nro also burning In the mountains in that
vicinity and on the state line. Fires nro re
ported to bo on the increase in all directions ;
no lives reported lost.
WKSTI3UN PACKING INTERESTS.
A. Further Enlixrucinont In the Move
ment of Ilnifs.
CINCINNATI , May 8. [ Special Telegram
to Tin : 13ni : . ] To-morrow's Price Current
will say : There is some further enlarge
ment in the movement of hogs , the total
packing in the west lor the week showing
190,000 against n.l.OOO the preceding week.
For the emmo time last year the packing was
170,000. , The aggregate packing from March
1 , is 1,745,000 , against 1,510,000 , a year ago.
Comparative packing at the undermentioned
places since March :
Place. | 18bi ) .
SOMETHING IN A NAME.
The City of Pnr.H Makes the Faotcat
Trli > on llcociril.
NEW YOIIK , May 8. The steamship City
of Paris , of the Inmiin line , which arrived
ntSandyllook at 11:15 : , to-day , has broken
all records from Queenstown , Her time is
five days , twenty-three hours nnd seven min
utes , The best previous record , which was
made by the Etrurla , was six days , ono hour
and fifty-nine minutes. It is the llrst voyage
across the Atlantic made in less than six
days , and there were many men in maritime
circles who prophesied the trip would never
bo made in less than that time. The City of
Paris not only broke the record for the en
tire voyage , but also made quickest single
day's run , when she made 511 miles on her
fourth day out. The longest run previously
made in u slnglo day was COS miles , by the
Cnnndlnn Car Dntiet ,
WASHINGTON , May & . - -Secretary Wlndom
and Assistant-Secretary Tlchonor , to-day ,
gave a hearing to persons interested In the
question ol the dutiable character of Cana
dian-built cars used in the transportation of
merchandise between Canadian and United
States points. Several representatives of
American roads were present. Each spoke
In opposition to thu proposed duty on curs.
They represented that these cars have boon
admitted free of duty for the past twenty
years , and that any change In the practice
would result lu great damage to domestic In
terests , and that the loss by the exaction of
a duty on these cars would amount to iniiny
thousand dollars. Thcro was nobody to
orguo the other sldo of the question.
ItauoroI'i'H Kiiddlu Jlorso.
WABIIINUTOS , May 8--Special [ Telegram
to Tin : HLK. I-Tho following advertisement
was printed hero yesterday ;
For finlo My saddle horse , seven to eight
years old , and without u fault. Apply at
stable , ItiJJl H utrcet. Uconac HAXGIIOI'T ,
The distinguished historian 1ms for yen
been frequently seen in the saddle in the
streets and suburbs of the city , but for the
past year his favorite saddle horsn him no
felt the weight of its master , nnd us the
aiiovo advertisement would indicate , Mr
Bancroft now intends to give up the fmrldlu
entirely. His health Is n subject for much
solicitude umong lift , family aud friunJe.
An Helriiiis ItonoiinocH the World.
Pini.Aiini.riitA , May 8 , [ Special Tnleijniii
to TUB Br.i : . | Miss Kuto Prowl , thesccom
dauuhtcr of the late Francis A. Drcxc ! , who
left ( (1,000,000 ( to each of his three daughters
has praqtlcally renounced the world , The
yoiini , ' lady yesterday entered as n postulantc
or earnest scclccr , of the order ol thu bis
tera of Mercy in the mother-house of the
order ut PUUburg1. Stiu arrived at the con
vent lust nightiind entered lori-ily ! en livi
new life tbcro.
A Knlamncoo Switch Engine DOOB
SIX WOMEN MANGLED AND KILLED
The Car Carried Several lllooks and
the Dead 8trow the \Vny-Fa
tal DcrallliiK of n
Hurled to Their Death.
KALAM vzoo , Mich. , May 8. A switch cm.
glno , going at n high rate of speed , dashed
nto n street , car containing seven ladles und
wo men , as the latter was crossing the
racks nt the West Main street crossing ol
, ho Michigan Central road , this evening.
The driver was unable to got the car out of
ho way , nnd the helpless passengers were
iiirlcd to a tcrrlblo death. The street car
vas carried almost to Academy street , pieces
lying in all directions , nnd the human freight
whip mangled In u frightful manner. The
n the car were :
Mrs. Alexander Haddock ,
Mrs. M. E. Wattle ,
Mrs. Gertrude Tlllotson ,
Mrs. George Smlloy ,
Mrs. Middlcton ,
Mrs. Van Antwerp ,
Mrs. S. A. Gibson ,
Mrs. Jonathan Barnes ,
Mrs. L.C. Lull ,
The llrst six were killed , two being found
lead In n cattle guard , one in a crook near by ,
AVO on a track , and Mrs. Middletoti died nn
lour later. She was thrown in the roadway.
Mrs. Gibson was Injured on the head and
sldo. and Mrs. Barnes was bruised badly ,
iho male passengers escaped. The driver
escaped by jumping. The gates nt the cross-
ng where the accident occurred uro not used
between o:3J : nnd 7 p. m. , the gatekeeper
going homo at that time. This custom prob
ably deceived the driver , who was a now
nan , nnd "probably supposed the gates would
of course bo down if nn engine were coming.
Jumped the Truck.
Ci.r.vm.vNi ) , May 8. The smoker of the
lortli bound passenger train on the Valley
railroad , left the track as the train entered
the city limits. It turned to the right and
collided with a car loaded with coal. There
wore fourteen passengers In the smouer nt
the time , two of whom were Instantly killed
md four painfully injured. Half a dozen
other passengers were bruised and cut , but
lot seriously. The front end of tno smoker
was demolished. The killed were :
E. O. ODEHT , of Akron , son of a wealthy
Uuouui : J. KCMIof Cleveland , a traveling
THE POSTOI < 'P1CI3 SITU.
Another Delegation Calls on tlio
Secretary of the Treasury.
WASHINGTON , Mny 8. [ Special Telegram
to THE Hui : . ] Hon. John M. Thurston and
Senator Mandorson interviewed Secretary
Windom regarding the postofllco site yester
day. Congressman Connell nnd ex-Senator
Saundcrs were present but did not partici
pate m the conversation. The secretary
gnvo no indication us to what action would
bo finally taken.
YANKTON , Dak , , May 8. [ SpecialTelegram
to TIIK BIE. : ] The county republican con
vention , this afternoon , nominated C. Q.
Edgerton , of Yankton county , and Christian
Beachler , of Hutchinsou county , delegates
to the statehood convention tor this district ,
leaving ono plnco to bo filled by the demo
crats. Mr. Edgorton Is n son of Hon. A. J.
Edgerton , former chief justice of Dakota ,
and Is clerk of the Yunkloa county district
court. Mr. Beachler is a former resident o
Ynnkton , who , for several years uast , has
been u merchant nt Mciino , Hutchlnsoa
county. The nominations are regarded as
good ones. The Yankton contest was be
tween Edgerton and Hugh J. Campbell , auci
Edgciton had nbout 15 majority. .
Schwoliifiirth Wnrncd by White Gaps.
RocKroui ) , 111. , Mny 8. [ Special Telegrata
to Tin : BKE.J Rev. George Jacob Schwoln-
furth , the alleged Messiah , is In a pock of
trouble. A band of local White Caps baa
notified him to leave the city in ten days. If
ho docs not go they say they will break into
his house , take him to the woods , strip htm ,
tnr nnd , feather him , and roast him alive.
They claim ho Is breaking up families. 1C
any ono interferes they will bo similarly
treated. Schwoinfurth has oinp'oyod ' a
night watchman , purchased guns and dogs
and proposes to bo ready for them.
Complaints from Oklahoma.
WASHINGTON , May. 8. Secretary Nobla
received the following telegram to-day from.
Special Agent PicUlcr , at Oklahoma :
"Thoro is great complaint here against tua
Semiiiolo Township company , on account of
its charging $10 for the registry of lots .here.
I am informed that the same companv have
been soiling lots to settlurs ut Eduiont at
auction lib high as $ i > ( l. "
By direction of the secretary Commissioner
Stocltslngor telegraphed to Special Agent
Pickler that the sales of town lots by town-
site companies or other private individuals
or organizations nro worthless under the luwj
and the people should bo so informed.
Don't Want llnncmnn.
Nr.w YOIIK , May 8. ( Special Telegram to
TiiuHni : . ! A man named Con/ales robbed
a barber shop in the town of Gibraltar thrca
years ago , and was sentenced to ton 3 cars ot
penal servitude. Lately tlio orison ofilclala
found themselves with u condemned mur
derer on their hands and nobody to han ?
him. They offered to connrnlo thu sentence
ot any prisoner , who would act as execu
tioner. Gon/.nles volunteered and when the
tlmu cnmu did the hanging in the most ap
proved manner , thereby gaining his liberty.
He arrived on the steamer India the other
day and thu emigration commissioners de
cided last evening that as ho was an ox-cou-
viet ho must return to Kurcpo.
For Drinking Boor.
GIUNII I'Ymii , Dak. , May 8. [ Special Tel
egram to Tin ! Hr.n.J Tliero was n mooting
of thu Pcmbhia Presbyterians hero to-day.
Charges were preferred against Rev. Charles
McLean , of Pcmblmi , for having heretical
views on the temperance question. The rovr
ennui gentleman admitted Imvlui ; drank ana
glass of ucor In n saloon in Pcmblna lust
fall , but declared that to ho the only one In
two years , A committee was appointed to
further investlijato and McLean was sus
pended from the ministry , pending the Inves
tigation. Hu trial will tv.kti place at Qruf *
tot : .
Korl Hoiinctt to hi ) Vacated ,
I'UiitK , Dnk. , Mny 8 iSpeclal Tologratn
to Tun Bui : . I The wnmander at Fort lien- ,
licit has rou'h'cil orJi'rs fiotn army head
quarters tc bo ready to move troops and va
cate the py.u at u moment's notice. No
other reason for the order is assigned than
tlia'.tlio Sioux romirvutloii will bo oneiiecl
Inside of sixty days , when Bennett , not
being on a military reservation , can bo taken
for settlement , no piovlslon being made lu ,
the bill to reserve thu <o of posts. Whop
moved , tlo gurrUon will go to Foil Svlly.
ih'o jiliec down the Missouri river ,
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