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THE O D
WHITELAW REID IS IN PARIS
Enthusiastic Boooptlon of the Now
Minister to Franco.
MINISTER , YET A JOURNALIST.
To Honor ttin Memory or Thlors--
Homo HcflcctloiiH SiiKCCHtcd Ity the
Nature or the HnbncripcrH
to the Fund.
A Union or Discordant Klein on ts.
" \C \ Mrf0hi ; IRQ liu Jamct Oonton IttntuU. ]
I'Aius , May 12. [ New York Herald Cable
Special to Tun Bun.1 The Trans-Atlantic
company's ntcamshlp Ln Bourgognc , arrived
at Havre , yesterday at 1 o'clock , having on
board Whltclaw Held mid family , consisting
of his wife and two children , with their
governess and thrco servants. By per
mission of the company , Frank C. Big
gins , the special envoy from the
members of tbo American colony at Paris
was taken out to meet La Bourgogno In the
pilot's boat nnd present a letter of welcome
to the new minister.
Mr. Hold expressed his approbation of the
cordial reception extended him by his coun
trymen , nhd was especially Interested In
making Inquiries as to whether any now ap
pointments had been made , or If any devel
opments lu the Samoa question had taken
place during his voyage.
Arriving In Parts , nt the Gare St. Laza-
quc , the scene , ns Jthu special Havre train
steamed Into the station , was remarkable for
the largo number of Americans nnd French
men of distinction who stood waiting to take
the new minister's hand. At ho descended
from the compartment to the platform , ho
was at once distinguished and recognized.
After greeting his relatives , Mr. Ueid
held n brief reception on the platform.
Among the first to greet him was Gcorgo
Smnllcy ; M. Vlgucau , first secretary to the
legation , representing Minister McLano ;
Dr. Evans ; Consul-general Rathbonc ; M.
Blanco , of the Trans-Atlantic company ; Dr.
J. A. Tanner , medical ofllcor of the United
States commission ; Mr. Burnett , attache of
the legation , nnd Augustus Jay , second sec
retary of the legation.
Mr. Vlgncuu delivered a letter from Mr.
McLano , the contents of which were nn ex
pression of regret that illness prevented him
from coming in person to meet him nt the
station and offering his private carriage to
convoy the minister and family to the Hotel
Leaving the station by the private en
trance , Mrs. Reid , accompanied by Mrs.
Mills , was driven to the hotel in an open
victoria , followed by a closed hmdau , con
taining tUo minister , his two children , and
Mr. Ogden Mills. The largo apartment on
the first floor , vacated by Prince and Prin
cess Radziwlll , yesterday , were in readiness
for the minister and his family and were
profusely decorated with hyacinths and
a/allan in artistic baskets , suspended by
Luncheon was about to bo served when tbo
Herald correspondent called upon the minis
ter. The Interview was brief and cordial.
When asked about the voyage , bo said they
could not huvo had n moro delightful trip :
the weather was lovely and the ben calm. "I
was not at nil 111 ; was pleased with my re
ception and urn very glad to bo In Paris. "
"Is it your intention to remain hero dur
ing the summer months ] "
"Practically , yes. I am looking also for a
residence. My brothnr-in-lnw came from
Londpn to look Into the matter for mo and I
shall go to-morrow morning to see what ho
lias selected. It shall bo decided as soon as
possible. When hoj weather begins I will
taUo a country house accessible to Paris ,
where my family can enjoy the country and I
can also attend official duties. "But1 he
suld in conclusion : "Notwithstanding my
now appointment , I consider myself a jour
nalist. I do not feel as If I nm separated
from the press by any means. "
Mrs. Hold was attired in mourning cos
tume of black clothes , with tight fitting
Jacket trimmed with crape. Her blonde hair
was almost concealed beneath n block bon
net , r I in mod with the same material. At 0
o'clock Mrs. Hold and Mrs. Mills drove to
the Bols do Boulogne , and later the minis
ter's family dined.
The committee constituted at the sucgcs-
_ tlon of the party nntlonalo , for the purpose
o'f the erection at Purls of a statue to com
memorate M. Thlors , hnn already received
support from n number of politicians. The
motives of these gentlemen do not , how
ever , oall proceed from the same surco.
The promoters of the subscrip
tion intended to honor not only
the memory of M. Thicrs. They
wished not only to show their respect for
the "llberatcur du torritoiro , " the dofcnde'r
of parliamentary Institutions , and ono of the
founders of the republic of Franco , but they
also considered the present moment oppor
tune for reminding France of the inodorato
conservative ujlioy pursued by Theirs to
which the now republic owed its yearn of
order , qujut and responsibility.
Certainly the adherence of M. Jules
Simon , an old political friend of Thicrs , was
duo to this sentiment. That Jules Ferry was
also among the first subscribers deserves
special notice , as the policy pursued by his
party whllo in pojver was very frequently
opposed to that of Thicrs.
In religious mutters mong others , the con
tradiction Is strikingly manifest. Tillers
Yns nn enemy of religious persecution. "To
touch religion , " ho used to say , "is the
greatest error a government can commit.
In my opinion a government has no
right to offend the religious conviction
of no matter how small n number of people.
The hoinhth of philosophy docs no consist in
thinking ono thing or another. To oppress
protestanls 1& us bad as to oppress Catholics ,
mid any government that tries to make cap
ital out of tbo convictions of any religious
party Is ! by such action , unworthy In the
eyes of philosophy. "
Thlors would not have , therefore , sup
ported the policy of article 7 of the decrees
against religious orders , secularizing the
hospitals. Hu would aot have approved of
the concessions made to the rudlcals by the
opportunists , for did ha uot say that the
republic will bo conservative or will not
Ferry , In hU letter of acceptance , says
that in the policy of Theirs , there are lessons
from which the republicans ought to derive
the benefit. This admission is equivalent to
saying that he and his friends have followed
the wrong path , and thcro is still time to re
trace their steps.
A moro unexpected subscriber Is Mr , Yve
Guyot , the present minuter of public works ,
and formerly editor of Lo Latoino , the well
known member of the radical party. All the
Ideas professed by Guyot were strenuouslj
opposed by Thlors , including the separation
of church and state und , tbo establishment ol
n income tax , and In fact all the projKnet
ine vjrM tliat wa UtUW the oiturrumue of
.ho radicals , Yves Guyot , thouch very far
from being a disciple of Thicrs , yet sub
scribes to the statue. He explains that it Is
not to the Ideas nor to the policy of Thlers
that ho desires to do honor , but to the chain-
pfon of the republic at that time.
On May 10 , If many moro subscriptions of
this kind como In , accompanied by reser
vations and restrictions , the demonstration
got up on the strength of the Thlers theory
will bear but n very confused political itg-
nlftcanco. It will , however , have the effect
of repairing n great wrong. Statute abound
In Purls , some of them being erected to the
honor of Individuals who had but little claim
to the me ory nnd veneration of pos
terity , nnd yet Thlers , one of theme
mo ft eminent statesman of whom
Franco can boast , and ono
who rendered his country such brilliant ser
vice has not been similarly honored. Per
haps the motive for this delay may bo traced
to the fear of exciting the anger of the revo
lutionary party , which has never forlllven
Thlers for putting down the insurrection of
the Commune , but in spite of this faction it
Is high time that Paris and Franco had paid
Its debt of gratitude.
MOHE NEWS FUOS1 APIA.
Everything Qtiiot Pending the Deols-
ion of lho IJorlln Cnnrorcnco.
ICopj/rlo'il / ' IKsS liu New Ymk Afoctntcil PreM.l
AHA , Samoa , April 27. ( via San Friin-
clsco ) Nearly all the survivors of the
wrecked German war ships have gene to
Sydney , and ( Vl American sailors who com
posed the crows of the Trenton nnd Vnnda-
liu nro watting for a steamer to take them to
San Francisco. The Trenton and Vnndalia
have not changed much during the lust
month. Both vessels nro complete wrecks.
A considerable quantity of clothing and pro
visions were saved from the Trenton after
the storm , nnd nil the machine guns on the
spar wore tanen ashore. The work of re
moving her heavy battery occupied four
weeks , King Mataufa sending many of his
men to their aid. The guns and carriages
weighed over n hundred tons , but their re
moval did not seem to lighten the Trenton In
Admiral Kimbcrly will endeavor to also
rctnovo the Vamlalla's battery. Half a
dorcn native divers have worked faithfully
on her everyday , nnd hundreds of dollars'
worth of stores have been saved by them.
When the Nlpsld was haulud to the reef It
was found she hud been damaged consid
erably , the engines nnd boilers being
sprung , tbo rudder and smokestack gene
nnd ( several inches of her keel scraped
away the cnllro length of the ves
sel. Temporary repairs were made
with the intention of sending the vessels to
Auckland. Some .of the oftlccrs made ob
jection to her going to sea , and declared her
unsafe. Tno lulmlrnl arranged with a tramp
steamer to convey the Nlpsiu to Auckland ,
ana then sent the Nlpslc out for a trial trip.
A sharp squall came up as she was going out
of the harbor , and in a short time the tem
porary rudder gave wuv , leaving the Nipsio
adnlt without any steering apparatus. By
the piompt. use of sails she was swung
around with her head towards the sea , when
she steamed at full speed to u position off the
reef. The trump steumer went out and
towed her bauk in the harbor. Tha admiral
will send her to Auckland as soon us another
rudder can bo uiuJo and proved secure.
The most important political event which
has occurred here was the Issuance , by Ad
miral Kiinborly , on April 17 , of a proclama
tion advising the natives to put an
end to the war. The admiral
strongly urges that lighting cease and
that the people reunite for the good of
tholr country. Ho stated that he had pre
pared n paper that could bo signed by both
parties who desired to obtain peace and es
tablish order. He had the proclamation
translated into the Samoan language nnd
distributed all over the island. Captain
Farquhar , of the Trenton , was sent to lay
the inattnr before Tumaseso and to request
him to distribute the circulars among his
men. Tumasese received the delegation
very courteously uud replied that he , too ,
desired to sco the war cloved , and prom >
iscd to distribute the oirculais. Ho said
ho would reply to Admiral Kimberly In
writing later. Admiral Kimberly otated to
the Associated press correspondent that ho
had issued the proclamation after confer
ences with Mataafu , nnd because lie felt
something must be done at once to assist the
natives in establishing peace. He had inter
viewed the German and British consuls , but
found they could do nothing to assist him , so
ho determined to issue the pro
clamation entirely upon his own respon
sibility. The admiral believed the present
conditions favorable , and hoped that the
proclamation would sooner or later have the
effect of drawing the parties together. Ho
said that thcro Is nothing in his notices that
cither party can object to , nnd the paper ,
which ho has prepared to bo signed , Is to bo
used only in the event of the natives agree
ing1 upon Bomo plan of action.
Ills desire was to assist the Ber'ln confer
ence by bringing about such a condition of
affairs that a government could bo formed in
Samoa immediately upon ( bo conclusion of
the conference. Ho had advised Mataafa to
remain perfectly quiet.
On April S3 the Admiral received
a letter from Tnmascso. the latter
signing himself as "King of Samoa. " He
declined to make any overtures for peace at
present , though ho said ho desired to have
the war brought to a close , and would like to
see the same rendition in Samoa as in the
the latter part of 1SS7. This was Just after
Malictoa had been deposed by the Germans ,
and Tumuseso installed. Tninuscse also
offered to forgive Mataafa and all his
men If they would throw down
their arms. Ho also stated he
would not consider tiny proposition of peace
until the conclusion of the Berlin confer
ence. Mataafa nnd Tamascso afterwards
agreed upon utemporary truce , and promised
Admiral Kimberly that they would do noth
ing to alter the peaceable state of affairs
until after the Berlin conference adjourned.
Notwithstanding the precautions against
the sale of liquor , the naval officers had
moro or less trouble with drunken sailors
who had boon able in some way to secure
liquor. On various occasions several of
them have been scvoruly punished.
Not moro than one-third ot the bodies of
the victims of the storm have boon recovered ,
and It Is supposed the greater number wcro
either washed out to sen or are fastened in
tbo coral reefs.
TESTING TUB UHAItliB3TON.
Her oniocrs Moro Than Hntisflcd
With Her Hhowln ? .
SANTA BAHUAIIA , Cal. , May 12 , The
cruiser Charleston loft this port yesterday
morning. She steamed south for sixty
mile * , nnd then turning north again went
ahead under a full head of steam , muking an
average speed of eighteen and one-quarter
knots , with u development of S , 600 horse
power and 107 revolutions of her engines.
Thin record was maintained for u period of
seventeen minutes. This establishes the fact
that us the Charleston stands she Is ono of the
fastest modern lighting machines afloat , not
only of her typo , but inclusive ef the entire
class of cruisers either here or In foreign
navies. U ho starboard high pressure slide
wljich developed some hard spots in the steel
on the trip oulwsrd from San Francisco , and
which it was hoped had been eliminated ,
compelled the starboard engine to lower its
speed , and the highest development of- steam
for four continuous hour * was therefore
in do Impossible. The naval officers are
unanimous In tholr conlldenco und pride in
the new shin , und the vioiv is held that she
will easily attain moro than 19 knots \vhou
permitted to employ her full power.
A Murderer Sentenced. =
BIIOKEX 13ow , Neb. , May 13. ( Special to
TUB BEE.1 Pierce , who was found guilty
of murder In the second degree , has been
sentenced to the penitentiary for twelve
Ex Senator Pastor Dcnd.
, ROME , N , Y. , Muy 18. Hon. Henry A.
Foster died In this city last night in bis
ninetieth year. Ho was senior United States
senator , having boon appointed In 1814 , ono
year before Slinou Cameron , of Pcnnsyl-
BECOMING , MONEY LOANERS ,
Nebraska Farmers Charged With
"YOU HAD BETTER-PRINT THAT. "
"It Will Ho News to Them" Ex-Sena
tor \VyckTlilnkn It n Flue
Fairy Tnlc , nml Very
WASHINGTON HuiiBvu , TUB OMAHA HER , )
513 FouiiTBRNTit STIIBET , >
WASHINGTON , D. O. , May 13. )
The subject of farm mortgages , as treated
by Interviews used In Tun BF.B specials , a
week ago to-night , has attracted much com
ment hero and in the east. Ex-Sonator Van
wyck was , to-night , asked what ho had to
say of It. Hosnld :
"It appears that Nebraska farmers are
becoming extensive money lonnors. You
had better print that ; It will bo the first
Intimation to them of that financial con
dition , but why start such n story 1"
"Representative Dorsoy soya ho knows
many farmers who , years ago , paid 3 per
cent n month , who are now loaning money in
the western part of that state at 8 and 0 per
cent n year. "
"Yes , that may exist In Dodge county , the
homo of Mr. Dorsey , where ho has probably
Inspired the people with some of his energy ,
taci and financial ability , but I doubt If any
other portion of the state is so fortunate.
Certainly there are millions loaned in the
eastern as well as wcstorn parts of the state ,
but it is foreign capital , much of it from
Great Britain , but iiiora from the money
centers of the cast. The great bulk of the
products of the state go cast In payment of
premiums for life and 11 ro Insurance , for in
terest on mortgages , city , precinct and
county bonds and for railroad transportation
then como back , and littered through the'
form of new mortgages Docomo 'available
for the people. "
" \\yint is the meaning of this doubt or dis
trust about western mortgages ! "
"Only the periodical cry of 'wolf , ' n scare ;
a threat. When Interest was reduced In Ne
braska , eastern loancrs said no money would
come , but It came moro abundantly. Corpo
rations aid If agitation docs not cease , no
moro roads will bo built , but they wcro , anil
now if the roads can not 11 x rates as their
avarice dictates , train service will bo les
sened and the public discommoded. Young
man. did you over sco u pratrlo , and a west
ern farmer In his home ! Then you know ,
so does every money leaner , that a farm
mortgage In Nebraska Is bettor than a gov
ernment bond. The security Is as good and
the interest hlher. "
"Aro mortgages being paid rapidly ? "
"Possibly not In monoy. They are gen
erally and cheerfully renewed. The loancrs
don't want them paid. They know the
mortgages are on the basis of a third of the
value of the land , and If they owned the land
could not realize 2 per cent. They much
prefer the other man to walk the floor , do
the work and pay the interest. You must
realize that when corn Is sold at a small
margin beyond the actual cost of produc
tion , and fat cattle scarcely return the value
of the corn fed , that farmers can not pay the
principal of tno mortgages. Yet there is no
safer security than farm mortgages in Iso-
braska. A combination sort of Jay Gould
may operate with barren lauds in states
where such exist , and make the mortgages
beautiful In appearance , but in the end they
may prove worthless. So a syndicate may
Issue debenture bonds on mortgages of
doubtful vaJuo or in excess of value , but an
eastern man who has a legitimate farm mort
gage need not lay 'awako of nights.1"
At no time during tbo past two years has
Washington appeared so completely deserted
as to-day. The city resembled a typical win
ter resort In sutoimer time , with President
Harrison , his family and most of the cabinet
oftlccrs out of the city and with but few vis
itors in sight. The regular residents are
away for the season , and the streets are al
most deserted , the churches slimly attended ,
and the hotels as quiet as graveyards. The
only rival tbo business part uf the city has
in the way of dullness Is the capital building ,
where three or four policemen are lounging
alone. This will bo a dull week. On Wednes
day some of the cabinet officers and the most
prominent men in congress who arc here , to
gether with nearly all the distinguished visit
ors , will go to Baltimore to attend the greatest
picnic"over given in this country. It will bo
tnnderea by General Agnes , proprietor of
the Baltimore American , at bis summer res
idence , to Frank Thompson , the vice-presi
dent of the Pennsylvania railway company.
The president is considering his Invitation to
attend. Alter this week , however , it will
bo much livelier , politically speaking. Now
that the office-seekers have thinned out , the
president and bis eight counsellors intend to
get down to business , and changes are ex
pected to take place rapidly in the offices
which huvo not been filled , and the reorgan
ization which this administration desire to
bdntr about in the publio service will be
begun In earnest. It will be much more
interesting in Washington during the hot
months than now. Early in Juno the presi
dent and Mrs. Harrison hope to spend tboir
Sundays in the mountains of West Virginia ,
Mrs. Harrison will be thcro a largo part of
her timeThcro will bo a suspension of
social duties throughout the city. The rec
reation the president will have and the
absence of so many office-seekers will glvo
him pbysftAl strength and opportunity to
roll up his sleeves and bring about the
changes which ho has been wanting.
There are probably not two dozen senators
and representatives in Washington. Those
hero confine themselves largely to the dis
cussion of what Is to take place in the early
days of the next house of representatives.
It is conceded on every hand that the presi
dent will call congress together in extraordi
nary sessiiTn in October. Thcro are sixteen
contested elections , bnt It is manifest to
every ono that unlrss an entirely "now and
radical sot of rules is adopted nothing can
bo dona with the contests , and months of
precious time will bu wasted by filibustering
democrats. The most serious question that
has over confronted the lower house of con
gress will bo the adoption of its now rules.
HOPE FOIl MISSOUJU.
It may bo n strange announcement , but a
good many of the western senators , who
have been keeping close tally of political
affairs in Missouri , are confidently expecting
that stutu to go republican at the next
election. John U. Jayucs , of Sednlla , is ono
of the wealthiest and most effective young
republicans in Missouri. Ho is here , and
says tlio tight between the Governor Francis
and Senator Vest factions has split tbo
democratic party in twain , and with sweep
ing strides tariff protectionists are taking in
the mate , Mr. Jayncs says that if the state
ticket cun not bo elected , the republicans
can undoubtedly como in us a compromise ,
even though they have not a clear working
majority In the legislature , and secure Sen
ator Vest's seat.
Ex-Secretary Bayard , witn his five daugh
ters , will bid Washington adieu , this week ,
and go to their suburban residence , High
land Terrace , near Wilmington , Del. Secre
tary IJaynrd and his family have been popu
lar In Washington society , and society Is
wagglug lU tongue about the coming mar-
riuijo of Miss Miw Mnry Willing Clyuer , of
this city , to the ex-aucretury.
PA'.YKPK DILI- .
Major Cordon W. Ulile , ( Pawnee Dill )
who cut such aIguro out in Oklahoma , ro-
coiilly , U moving around among the few
visitors In the city , and says that he Intends
to go back into the new Eldorado , take up a
quarter section of land and remain there.
Ho thinks Oklahoma will bo very rapidly de
veloped , and that tbo three territories from
which the tour states are to bo made , this
fall , will surprise tbo people In their de
OAK VIEW ,
The first of next mouth , Mrs. Harvey
Llndsloy and her three , tilnughtcrs , take
possession of Oak "Vlorf , Mr. Cleveland's
summer homo , The pinto looks beautiful
now , ana every stranger Who takes a drive
around the national capital goes thcro thcso
days. It is but n little more than n half
hour's drivo. " There are aono of Mrs. Cleve
land's ' pots remaining except her cows and
two or thrco cats.
Interior department officials fcr.r that the
invasions being made upon th'o Sioux- Indian
reservation In Dakota will Interfere se
riously with the negotiations being made by
the commission for the rcllnnulshmcnt of
the title to thcso lands and their opening to
settlement. Undoubtedly the hasty settlers
nro doing themselves violence by tholr pres
PLEADING FOK SWAIX.
Friends of Judge Advocate-General
Swain , of the army , are trying to induce
President Harrison to have the remainder of
his sentence sot aside , that ho may bo rc-
Htorcd to his position. Hut It is said that
they are meeting with very little encourage-
Ex-Senator Harlan , of Iowa , is hero to bid
his daughter , Mrs. Robert Lincoln , good-bvo.
Minister Lincoln and bin family , who ar
rived at Wormloy's on Friday , are to leave
to-night , on route for England.
Miss Carrie P. Church , of Nebraska , has
been appointed to a 600 clerkship in the land
A. , T. Hcevo , of Iowa , was appointed , n few
days since , to the position of chlof of the
seed division of the agricultural aopartmcnt ,
and will enter upon his duties on the ilrst
Miss Annie MoHao , of Iowa , has been promoted
meted from n $000 to a 8900 position in the
ofllco of the sixth auditor.
First Lieutenant C. W. Rowoll , Second Infantry -
fantry , station at Fort Omaha , is nt 153 P
street , northwest. His duty was to conduct
Chaplain J. Vaughan Lewis , of tbo army , to
the government Insane asylum. Chaplain
Lewis is well known la this city , having been
for many years rector of St. John's church ,
this city. His recent trouble has caused his
many friends hero much anxiety. i
Puiuir S. HEATH.
THE CLEARANCE HECOHD.
The Financial Transactions of the
BOSTON , Mass. , May 13. [ Special Telegram
gram to THE Bnn.J The following table ,
compiled from dispatches to the Post from
the managers of the leading clearing-houses
of the United States , shows the gross ex
changes for the week ended May 11 , 1339 ,
with rates per coat of increase or decrease
as compared with the amounts for the cor
responding week In
Not Included In totals ; no clearing houses at
thuso points lust year. Partly estimated.
REV. DIl. RUrsGIE DEAD.
For Eighteen Ycnrs .Rector of Christ
Church , Sr. Jos end.
ST. JOSEPH , Mo. , May 12. [ Special Tele
gram to THE BBB.J The Ilev. Dr. James
Iluncio , for eighteen years rector of Christ
Episcopal cburch , died at 3:30 : o'clock this
morning , after a protracted Illness. Ho will
bo burled Wednesday afternoon under tlio
altar of Christ church. Ho was twice offered
the bish oprio of Indiana , and upon the death
of Bishop Robertson'two ' years ago , was of
fered the bishopric f Missouri. These ho
declined. Ho was the most popular minister
in the city and kept himself constantly poor
by gifts to the not always deserving needy.
Ho leaves four children. His oldest daughter
wus married , in 1888 , to Elliot Marshall ,
member of a leading family In Bolhain. N. Y.
Dr. Iluncio was born in 1834 , in County
Louth , Ireland , and was educated at Trinity
College , Dublin. The standing- tbo Epis
copal church , In this city , is due entirely to
his labors. Ho gave out of bis own salary
$10,000 towards the imposing church edifice.
The burial will be conducted by Bishop
Tuttle , of Missouri , and about fifty Episco
pal clergymen will attend. The remains will
lie in state in the church on JVcdnesduy.
The Troops Fire on the German Allno
BEIIMN , May 12. About midnight , last
night , some ouo sot fire to the oil factory at
Licrenield , which' was consumed. The
Mulkllm and Dulsbcrg miners have Joined In
the strike. At Schlesenl ? a number of pit
men attacked tholr foreman with daggers
nnd ho' had to flee for his life. A body of in
fantry arrived hero atiln'oloek.this mornlnir ,
and the rioters took refuge bohlnd a railway
embankment nnd Jecrcfd.at the troops. Throe
times the rioters were called upon to dis
pense , out they refused ' to obey. The sol
diers then fired into , 'tho crowd , killing six
persons , ono of them1 f four-year-old child ,
A woman was also wounded. After the fir
ing , the mob dispersed , . The district bristles
with troops. The mlne , owners hold a meet
ing at Essen , whlclrwu * attended by govern
ment oOlclals , 'and feaolveJ to rulso the
wages of the miners. 'bat they firmly declined
to concede eight hour a day's labor.
A Darin z JewVrjr Hohhsry.
PUEIILO , Colo. , M y 12. [ Special Tele
gram to TUB BEB. ] One of the most during
robberies that over occurred In the little
town of Sal id a took place yesterday. Mr. L.
Cornwall , a jeweler at that pfiico , had occa
sion to visit tht adjoining town of Monarch
ou business. He left his Jeweler , a man
named Strauss , in charge of the establish
ment. Durlne Cornwall's absence JUtrauss
packed ) ,500 worth of Jewelry in his valise
und slid quietly out of the burg on a freight
train. Mr. Cornwall und ofllcers arrived in
Pueblo to-day , having tracked him thus fur.
Strauss is trying to make his escape In an
easterly direction , and .u largo number of
ofllcers nro after him. Ho cumo hero from
St. Louis and ha4 worked in most of tbo
principal cities of tbo wnst.
- ? ' . ! " -
A Sensational Arrest.
New Biiu.NBWiyK , N.J.May , ; 12. Detec
tives , this afternoon , arrested M. H. Hen-
drlckson , general freight and passenger
agent of the lUaritan River railroad , and
lodged him In Jall.ln thia iiy. He U charged
with the murder of GeorifO Kesslnger. who
was killed , lastSunday , in a riot at Savor-
villo. The charge was preferred by Edwin
Furinan , whose lauds Heodrlckson aud his
men trespassed upon to lay track.
TCiE KEYA PAI1A VIGILANTES
Governor Thayor'a Address to the
Oitlzons of the County ,
SPEECHES FROM SOME ANTI'S.
An Aged Imdy CointuitB Snloldo
Items About the Crops A Ilrnvo
"Woman Fearfully llurncil
Push nnd Enterprise.
PiilUntr nn End to Cattle Stealing.
SriUNaviEvr , Nob. , May 13. [ Special to
Tun BCB. ] As per announcement , Gov
ernor Thayer nddrossod the people of ICeyu
Paha county , nt tills point. Owing to the fact
that the date of his visit was not announced
until Tuesday evening , it was not ns exten
sively advertised as it should have been ,
still he was greeted by quite a largo audi
The morning was damp and chilly , and It
was thought host to hold the meeting In
doors , but a few minutes af'.cr the doors of
Wakcman's hull ( the largest room in town )
wore opened it was densely packed , and It
was found to be entirely Inadequate to ac
commodate the people who wore anxious to
hear the governor ; the crowd was requested
to ropalr to the street in f rogt of the Fremont -
mont house , on the porch of which n pint-
form was placed for the speaker. The mootIng -
Ing was culled order by Hon. A. J. Hum-
ham , and County Judge J. B. Farnsworth
was elected chairman. At the suggestion ot
the governor , volunteers were called on testate
state the grievances and causes which led to
the organization of the Farmers' Protective
association , or vigilance committee , In this
county. The Ilrst speaker was R. A. Clop-
ton , a prominent member of the committee ,
who assorted that the organization was
called Into existence by n conspiracy against
the life of Mr. L. Taylor , a cattleman who
hud lost stock nnd afterwards recovered
thorn. Ho claimed that plots had been laid
in the very hotel In front of which howas
speaking , against Mr. Taylor's life , and had
been overheard by outside parties , who at
once , decided on organizing for the purpose of
protecting the lives and property of the
honest farmers and cattlemen.
After Mr. Clopton had llnlsed his remarks ,
calls were made for O. V. Kenaston , who
bus been acting as attorney for the alleged
rustlers or cattle thieves. Mr. Kenaston
said ho did not wish to deny the statements
of Mr. Clopton , but teen the ground that the
methods pursued by tbo vigilance commit
tee were not the proper ones to remedy the
evils or redress the wrongs complained of.
Ho Insisted that the parties suspected of
committing the crimes should bo turned over
to the law nnd regularly tried for ihcir of
fenses , and punished if found guilty. Mr.
.Kenaston was followed by Hon. A. J. Burn-
, ham , who gave a brief history of the early
organization of tho. vigilance committee in
that county five years ago , and endeavored
to show that this organization was the only
way In which the farmers could protect their
property from the ruvagcs of the gang of
thieves and rustlers that then , as now , in
fested this county. Ho adverted to the
trouble and ill-feeling between neighbors
that the organization of the protective asso
ciation had caused. Ho referred to the
accounts of the troubles in this county ,
published by TUB OMAHA BCB and the
press generally. Ho produced Trie Bnul
of April 20 , and read therofroin the nllklavlt
of H. G. Stewart , before. Justice Thomas , of
Sprlngviow , and then read another aflldavlt
made before himself by the same party , de
claring that the first affidavit was inado
under threats by the vigilantes and was un
true. Ho said ho had boon Informed
thatstill another allldavit had
been made by Stn\vart , declaring that
the second ono was false and the first ono
true. Ho called upon Squire Tiffany , then
present , bcforo whom the lost afliilavlt was
said to have been made , to know if his in
formation was correct , and was answered in
the affirmative by that gentleman. His
speech was a fair and apparently honest
of "untl"-side of the
presentation the - ques
tion.J. N. Tiffany , justice of the peace for his
precinct , juadc a few remarks , detailing the
circumstances under which the last aflldavit
was made by Stewart , and giving it
us his opinion that the first und last allklavits
were true. It having been intimated by Mr.
Tiffany nnd some of tbe other speakers that
Mr. Stewart had been paid by Mrs. C. M.
Clay for making tbo nflldavit before Justice
Ross , that lady was called to the platform ,
and simply remarked : "I am hero to say
that I never paid Horace Stewart any money
for making an aflldavit for me. "
O. P. Billings , of the Nordcn Borenlis ,
then made a few remarks In vindication of
the course of the vigilantes , nnd giving a
brief account of the stealing and recovery of
the Quoy mure at Norden.
As it was now after 13 o'clock , at the sug
gestion of the governor the crowd adjourned
for dinner , with tbo understanding that they
wcro to assemble again In ono hour to hear
the governor's remarks and the remedies ho
At about 110 : ! u. m. the meeting was again
( tilled to order by Chairman Farnsworth ,
who introduced the governor.
Governor TUayer began by referring to
his early experience in this state as a com
mander of United States troops , and his
service on the frontier in lighting hostile
Indians. Ho referred to the remarkable
growth und development of thut part of the
state , that had occurred plnco the time he
first know it , and the surprising progress
and rapid strides the state had. made In a
few years , nil of which had been brought
about by the untiring energy und enterprise
of tbo curly settlers and hardy pioneers. Ho
spoke of the improved farms und prosperous
towns and cities which greeted his eyes
everywhere on his travels through this part
of the stato. Ho said that horse and cattle
thlovcs and vigilance committees were no
new things in his experience. Horse und
cattle thieves wcro incident to every now
country , and always plied tUelr nefarious
vocation on the frontier. He had no
language to express his utter detestation of
these pests. Ho was opposed to vigilance
committees , but ho despised horse und
cattle thieves , and was sorry thut he
could not suggest some adequate means
for the prompt nnd effectual sup
pression of this detestable business.
He , would , however , make u suggestion of a
rsmedy. The matter rested with the people ,
and it they would follow his advice , cuttle
thiovinir would cease ut once and forever ,
lie urged tno people to let by-goncs bo bygones
genes , proclaim amnesty to those who had
been driven from the county , und allow them
to return if they wished on promise of good
behavior , with the assurance thut so long as
they conducted themselves as good citiinns
and honest men they would not bu disturbed.
Ho urged the people to forgot tholr grievances
ances and wrongs , und try to live hereafter
In peace and harmony , nnd if cattle wcro
stolen In the future the fhleves must abide
by consequences and take their chances. Ho
stated thut he had no soldiers to send hero ;
nlthoiich , if it were absolutely necessary to
protect the bottlers , it might he managed ,
und ho would endeavor to see that it was
His address was frequently applauded by
the members of the committee present and
their sympathisers , uud seemed to eve satis
faction U > that , class which is mainly composed - '
posed of our best cltl/.ens. The chairman
asked all those who were in favor of follow
ing the governor's advice to manifest it by
saying "aye , " and the opposed "no , " and
thcro was not a slnglo dissenting voice. Two
prominent democratic incmoers of the com
mittee remarked that Goycrnor Thayer was
their f bo ice for governor should ho see
proper to try for that ofllco again. Bo ended
a day which wjU long be remembered by tbo
citizens of ICeya Paba county.
Enterprise At Plutts-inontli.
PLATTHMOUTU , Neb. , May 13. [ Special to
THE BEB , ] This city has lately been seized
with the spirit of enterprise auil energy und
ns n result an undeniable boom has struck
the town. An Industry of Incalculable worth
to the town has Just boon secured , and a
company under the name of the Opcrman
Electric Lamp manufactory has boon organ
ized , with n capital stock ot * : > 0,000 , two-
thirds paid up. The company's place of busi
ness will bo nt Plattsmouth nnd Its object Is
to manufacture Incandescent lamps nnd to
furnish olcctna ] > ewer to other concerns.
Most of the stock was .subscribed for In this
oily. The board of directors are : Hon. J.
M. Patterson , Frank Carruth , O. H. Ballon ,
E. L , Oimnnun , Dr. T. P. Livingston , Hon.
J. R Riley and Wllllixm L. Browno. The
following are the oftlcers : J. M. Patterson ,
president ; O. H. Ballon , vice-president ; R
L. Oporniun , treasurer , nnd William L.
Browne , secretary. The site for the plant
was donated to the company by O. H. Hal-
lou nnd Is situated on the Rttchio place In
northwest part of town. The erection of the
necessary bulldhigs will bo begun nt ouco ,
the contract bolng already lot. A contract
was also closed with the Taylor manufactur
ing company for the steam machinery for
the plant , Including one lOO-hor.-to power and
ono Bovunty-horso power ongliio and two
nmoty-horso power boilers and pumps.
Owing to the location of this industry
the directors of the Plattsmouth Street Rail
way company intend equipping their line
with electric motors and to that end have
closed a contract with the Upraguo Hlcctrlo
Motor company for putting In its plant nnd
to substitute the electric car nystom for the
present horse cars , Including the laying of
nn additional two and one-half mllcsof truck
and the running of four cars. This will glvo
regular und frequent rapid transit to all
parts of the town und will make the base
ball park , fair grounds , IJullou's hike und
Oak Hill ccmotry much moro easy of access.
A Croauiery nt LOIIB Pine.
Loxo Pixi : , Nob. , May 1'J. [ Special to
Tin : Bni.1 The farmers nnd business men
of Long Pine met ut the opera house yester
day to discuss the advisability of building
nnd operating a co-operative creamery. The
meeting was an enthusiastic one. Mr. I. M.
Moore , a prominent farmer , was elected
president , and J. P. Hau.smirst , editor of the
Long Pine Journal , secretary. It was an
nounced that 700 cows could bo rolled on to
commence with , nnd many of the farmers
promised to increase their herds. Tim meet
ing adjourned to meet Wednesday , May 3i.
A committee was appointed by the president
to correspond with experienced creamury
men , and. If possible , find some man of ex
perience who would put in some capital nnd
tuko charge of thu business.
Splendid Grnln nnd Fr-ult Pro.snuuta
EnoAii , Neb. , May 12. fSpcciul to Tun
BUB. | Wo have had moro ruin In this vicin
ity this spring tbun has been known for
years. The result of so miTch rain is giving
crops und fruit u remarkable impetus.
Wheat , oats uud barley never looked so
promising. Corn is all planted nnd many
fields uio looking ! lno. Fruit trees look re
markably promising. Everywhere cherry
trees , ilium trees und appio trees are loaded
to thruoor four times their capacity to nm-
turo. At least one-third moro ground is
being cultivated this year than was culti
vated lust your , and altogether the outlook Is
Ilurncd nnd Neglected.
UKADIUA , Nob. , May 12. [ Special Tele
gram to Tun BKK.J Last Tuesday the house
of T. Fitch , n farmer six miles southwest
of hero , was burned. While the fire was
raging at its highest Mrs. Robocoa Fitch ,
mother of Mr. Fitch , aged sixty-three ,
braved the flames to siiva nn Infant child ,
whos.e life was at their mercy. In perform
ing the heroic deed Mrs. Fitch was horribly
burned about the head , shoulders nnd arms.
Little was done for the poor old wonmn until
to-day , when a physician was called. Her
head and face are ourned to a crisp und in
places the llesh is dropping from the bones.
Her sufferings have boon torrlblo nnd the
doctor pronounces her Injuries fatal.
Grand Island Plays Hall.
GRAND ISIAND , Nob. , May 13. fSpeoiul
Telegram to Tni : BEI : . ] The homo tcata de
feated Spud Farrlsh's Omaha aggregation
again , to-day. The ground was very muddy ,
and the umpire's decisions were slinky , but
impartial. The score :
Grand Island. . .0 J 0 1 0 3 S 0 7 14
Omaha . 1 1 0000000 U
Batteries Hughes und Ready ; Gamp und
Errors Omaha 1. Grand Island 3.
Earned Runs Grand Island 3.
An Old Imdy's Suicide.
LOUISVIM.H , Nob. , May 12. [ Special to
TUB BKK.J Mrs. Sarah Slovens has been
residing at the residence of her daughter ,
Mrs. J. W. Triflln , for several weeks past.
This ufternoon , Mrs. Griflln wus horrified to
discover her mother in the kitchen cutting
her throat with the butchnr knife. She en-
dcuvorcd to stay the old lady's hand , but
\vns too late. The suicldo accomplished her
purpose , severing tbo artery und jugular
vein , and dying in a few minutes. Mrs.
Stevens wat about seventy-three years old ,
and temporarily insane.
Alirnliani Thlrsscn Dead.
JANSCX , Nob. , May 13. [ Special to TUB
Bcc.J Abraham Thiessen , who may be said
to have devoted his life to the promotion of
silk culture In Nebraska , died near this
place of heart disease last week. Many of
his numerous friends believe that if ho had
been successful In his efforts to induce'.lie
legislature to subsldi/o the enterprise ho
would huvo built up u most valuable ir.dus.
try in thu stato. Ho was about seventy
years of ago and a 14'isslun by birth.
Crete'H Now Improvements.
CKUTK , Nob. , May 12.Special ( to TUB
Bnn.j--Crote Is on the eve of a healthy
boom. A number ot eastern capitalists have
been hero nnd made some extennlvc invest
ments. A table cutlery factory company
has already beer orgnni/ud nn < l actual opor-
utlons will commence next month. Other
Industries uro favorably spoken of. The
city waterworks nro umlor contract und will
bo completed in tbo near future.
Crops in Hrmvn County.
LON PJNE. Nob. , M.iy J2. [ Special Tolc-
gram to Tin : BIE. : I The farmers in this
vicinity urn feeling confident of good crops.
A largo ncreugn of small grain bus been
sown , und never looked better. Com IK be
ing planted and muny contmnpl.itc sowing
coin for fodder.
Valuable Idmostono I
, ATKINSON , Nob. , May 12. [ Special to Tim
Bra : . ] An apparently inexhaustible supply
of limestone of n superior quality 1m been
discovered on n farm , some fifteen miles
nortnwest of this plneo. The owner is tak
ing stops toward opening up und developing
the quarry ,
THE COMMUTER IN CHICAGO.
I'roctor Hnys Omnhn I'oopto Are Ii-
vldml on the Fort Question.
CHICAGO , May 12. Secretary of War Proc
tor , General SchoilcM and others returned
to the city to-day from a tour of Inspection
of the western military noils made during
the past week ,
"As n result of my visit to Fort Omaha , "
said the sesrotary , ' ! huvo a number of
paliurs and documents bearing on the estab
lishment of the new reservation ut that
point. The new fort and reservation for
which an auproprintion already exists , will ,
of course , bo located at or near Omaha , nnd
the question is , shall it bo within the limits
of the city or In the vicinity , Tha people of
Omaha are about cguully divided ou this
"Whatwill Hie depurttr.imt do In tl e mat-
terl" ho was asked. Ho rupllod :
"I can't say yet , nor do I know when it
will bo settled. Probably not fur some lima
yet , or until I have bud time to examine nil
tup paper * I have with inc.1 '
AN OCEAN STEAMER'S ' PERIC
Londod With Cotton nnd Lard , nnfl
MASTERED DY JETS OF STEAM.
PnnloSirlokou Pnssenirer.i Driven
From Their Stnto ItonniH My the
Plcrao llont A Cool and
Threatened Without Wnrnlnar. ,
rCV > i > i/rlyM l ffibu Jainrt Gordon JlcninU.l
LOS-PON , May 13. [ Now York Heraia
Cable Special to TUB UEI : . ] On the ar
rival of the Hamburg-American company's
mull steamship Ruglu in Plymouth Sound ,
this afternoon , from Now York , on route to
Cherbourg und Hamburg , Captuln R. Kar-
lown reported that the ship had a narrow
escape from balng burned to the water's
edge. She loft Now York May 3 , with 103
passengers' for England , France and Ger
many , and n largo general cargo for Ham
burg , consisting principally of cotton uud
All went well and the ? .hlp had made u fins
passage until 8 o'clock on the evening of
May S , when , m latitude 47 dog 10 mln north ,
longitude ! U dog west , without any previous
warning whatever , Humes Issued from the
ventilators of the afterhold. The o Ulcers
mid crow were for n moment dumbfounded ,
as no smell had been detected nnd there
wus no previous Indication of a conflagra
tion , which must have been smouldering
before tGo ship loft Now York. The passen
gers became panic-stricken , for It appeared
curtain that the crow could not master tha
llamos. Tliu captain , however , ordered nil
hands to the pumps , und the hatches wcra
taken off , when instantly a body of llumo
rose into the air , showing the cxtcnslva
character of the lire.
Realising the danger of exposing the flra
to the air , Captain ICurlowa shouted , "Bat-
ton down the hutches , " and the men , ut great
risk , performed the task , many of them being
It was impossible to ascertain the scat of
the flro. The captain , with n few oxperlj
or.cod men , went ou the main deck ana
opened the iron bulkhead door. A volume of
Uro belched forth , scorching the face und
hands of the captain nnd others ; but they
rushed forward nnd fastened the doors again ,
thus confining the conflagration to thu nftcr
hold. They ut once repaired to the upper
deck , nnd , bolus having bat'ii cut In the
hatches , the pumps were set to work uud
immense quantities of water poured Into tha
It was all to no purpose , and for half an
hour the lire seemed Increasing in fury and
the terrillo heut could bo felt through tha
Iron deck. The cublns of tlio nuln deck
were Hooded , nnd the passengers had to fly
to the upper deck. In the course of time tha
ship had a nasty list to port , which , of
course , increased tbo dlfllculty of extinguish.
Ing the flumes.
Captain Knrlowa , anticipating the worst ,
ordered nil the bouts provisioned and got
ready for launching. About nn hour and a
hulf after the outbreak , .por.t a.ud stnrboard ,
after life boats being provisioned , were low
ered. There was a nasty beam sea running
uttho time. Two or three sailors attempted
to Jump into the life boat but Captain Knr-
lown drew a revolver and threatened to blow
out the bruins of the first who did so with
The ilre seemed to have gained complete ;
mastery , hut the captain decided to try Uio
effect of stoara on the flumes , at the sumo
time directing Chief Engineer J. Jangk to
put the engine at full speed ahead , with a
view of muking Plymouth , even if the ll'ro
could not be subdued. The hose was at
tached , nnd , in place ot water , steam was
pumped Into the burning hold. For a time
it seemed as If the tire wus fiercer than ever ,
but in two hours the steam had an appreci
able effect. When this wus observed , a cheer
went up from the passcugorn , and thoworc _ !
was continued. Au hour later the flro was
so subdued us to allow the hatches to be re
moved , finding bales of cotton still smoulder
The captain resolved to throw them over ?
board , dangerous and difllcult ns this would
bo. The process of hauling the burning
bales out by means of grappling Irons was
very slow , but , after further pumping In 'of
steam and working of the hoso. some of tha
sailors descended Into the hold and hooked
bales onto the stoain winch. As the bales
came Into the optn _ air , It was seen that tha
lire in them was subdued.
The liny was got under shortly after mid
A LETTISH FIIOM UUOLANI ) .
The Writer Advises the Cultivation of
WASHINGTON , May 13. Last week Prof.
\Ylllutts , the assistant secretary of agricul
ture. had under consideration a latter frmn
Ireland , which ho thlnkn inuy ofTur a solu
tion of the economic problem : WhutshhlL
luke the pluco of wheat on furma wlinro.it
can no longer bo raised iituprolltl Thq
wntor , who has been familiur with llai
growing uiTA linen manufacturing smcu 1&1D ,
nays in his Interesting communication :
"Tlioro are only two establishments wc.iv
Ing , ono at VYubHcr , Mass. , and the other nt
Apul''ton , Win. , tlio littler doing but little.
and neither weuvhig anything liner thai !
onnh. There is nothiiu ; in the climate OF
soil conflicting with the assertion thut Just
ns good Max und linen may bo
produced in every state In tbo American ;
union us in nny country , Germany now
HpliiH and weaver , the llncst linen , nud sba
has no essentially different climate from
America. Mauy tilings become suocessful
in America from the facility with which tha
pp.oplu take up ami adopt hnprovad processes
and appliances , uod this may jio the salva
tion of the linen industry , of thu Importance
of which there is no question. There is every
reason whv the American farmers should
produce 1,01X1,000 acres of ! tnx or seed and
iibro over und above what is
now produced , which would give 13-
OOO.OvX ) to 15,000U'JO bushels of sued
worth as many million dollars nnd , MOOOQ
tons of flux straw , worth $ * > , ( XVjOiK , ) , und from
which lUj.UiMJ tons of flux fibres would ba
obtained , worth f 1UOUOOKX ( ) . Once estab
lished , American Invention would , as In all
other industries , soon build up an Industry
to consume this raw material , "
Prof. VYtllctts has Informed the scndov
mat the bubjcct of his letter would bd
curnnstty considered by the department ,
which would lend its aid to'uny effort to lpj
crcaso or diversify the agricultural indus
tries cf the country.
Tiio Wrutlirr Indications , '
For Nebraska : Warmer ; fair ; wladi
shifting to southerly ,
For Iowa : Fair , except local showers la
oxtrcmu southeastern portion ; slightly
warmer ; northerly winds , becoming vurlubloj
For Dakota ; Pair ; warmer in southern porv
tlon : cooler In northern portion ; souther ] ?
winds , becoming variable.
Ktcnmtdiip Arrivals ,
At New YorkLa NormandlRfrom IIuvre |
the Edam , from Auisteidatn ,
At HavreLa .Mourgoyue.froui New Yorly
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