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THE OMAHA i DAILY BEE ?
EIGHTEENTH YEAR OMAHA , SATURDAY MOANING MAY 18 , 1889. [ NUMBER 337
BATTLE OF BIG PURSES ,
Tbo Florcoot Fight Ever Soon In
\HENRY VILLARD IS THE VICTOR.
Elijah Smith Heads a Powerful Party
to Wrctit the Orcnoii.Transoon-
tincntnl Corporation From
IllH Grn p.
"I Have Won" Vlllnnl.
NEW YOHK. May 17. The last hour of bus
/ness on the Now York stock exchange
today marked n climax of one ot the most
exciting chapters In Wall street history , and
closed the ilerccst fight that was over known
on the floor of the exchange. The prize for
which the battle was lought was the control
of the Oregon Transcontinental corporation ,
with n capital of M0,000,000 , and holding the
control of ono of the most Important rail
roads In the Pacific northwest. The control
of the company Is now hold by Henry Vll-
lard , and associated with him are the mag
nates of the Standard Oil company , Baron
Dlolchroder , Hlsmarck's ' financial agent , Ed
ward Tnbbot , John Trevor , W. L. Colby , and
Borne of the largest bunkers In the city. This
IB the aggregation of capital the enemies
of Villnrd worked against. The opposition
includes all the bl ? insiders In the Union
Pacific road Charles Francis Adams , Sidney
Dillon , Fred Ames , Elijah Smith , and others
equally as prominent. Elijah Smith bud
charge of the campaign to oust Vlllard , and
.proposed to tnko his place , as ho did once be
fore when Villard went down In the crash
following the drivlni ? of the golden spike on
the Northern Pacific , for n long time both
nldcs wore active In quietly accumu
lating stock , but it was not till
to-day , the last day on which to register
stock to vote nt the election , that supreme
efforts wore made. In the exchange all reg
ular sales made are not deliverable until
Monday , but sales made of cash stock has to
bo delivered before 2:15 : p. in. Out of SoO.OOU
shares of stock traded in to-day U9,000 shares
were cash stock , and the price moved up
from $ ,11 per share to $01 nor share before
the exchange closed. From 40 to
4 $ the stock moved up 1 per cent
at n time. Then it jumped 5
per cent on a single transaction , and
after moving up 1 per cent more , made n
jump of U per cent to 00. It soon sold at 01V ,
the highest price reached In six years. All
the time the trading was marked by intense
excitement , and the day will never bo forgot
ten by those who took part In the dealings.
After the registry book was closed , Vlllard
mot Elijah Smith , and said :
"I have won. 1 huvo 201,000 shares locked
up in my boxes. "
As the capital stock of the company is
400,000 shares , this would give the Villard
party 1,000 shares majority , but Smith would
not admit he was defeated , although ho did
not claim u victory.
Another Victory for Vlllnril.
New YOIIK , May 17. Arguments on the
Injunction suit of Elijah Smith and Edward
R. Hell' , brought to restrain Henry Villard
and others from issuing 10,000,000 , , Oregon
Transcontinental company stock ana from
pledging $12,000,000 Oregon Railway and
Navigation company slock , as security for
dividends therein , wus continued before
Judge Barrett , m the supreme court , this
afternoon. The counsel for the defendants
read Villard's answer on the main question.
Vlllard's answer was very voluminous , and
wont into details In the mutter of the ante
cedents of the present litigation. After this
tbo lawyers in the case talked Informally
with each other and to the court. An urgec-
ment was fluallyjarrlved at and an order for
Vlllard's examination was vacated , and the
injunction was virtually disposed of in the
name way , upon the stipulation that Villara
and his associates should not try to Issue any
Block before the election.
Intcr-Stnto Commerce Circular.
WASHINGTON , May 17. The Intor-stato
commerce commission has issued a circular
letter addressed to the labor organizations of
the country , soliciting Information and dis
cussion upon the question of federal regula
tion of safety appliances on railroads. In
opening , the letter reads us follows :
"Tho largo number of accidents to em
ployes and passengers occurring on the rail
roads of this country , and the public belief
tout a great part of these mlirht bo avoided
oy the use of proper appliances , have led
many states to make the mechanical features
of railroad working the subject of statutory
regulation. It Is well known , however , that
In respect to some nt least of these features
the condition us such that regulation , if at
tempted , can neither secure adequate benefit
to the public nor bo just to the railroads
themselves unless it bo uniform over the
whole country. "
In vlow of this fact the Intor-stato com
merce commission desires to call out as full
information mid discussion as possible upon
the question of federal regulation of safety
appliances on the railroads.
An Kloctrlo Froluht Scheme.
Nmv YOIIK , May 17. [ Special Telegram to
THE HEB. | A new scheme of transportation
Is to bo introduced between Now York and
Boston , whereby , it is said , large packages
can bo whlshcd from ono place to the other ,
n distance of li30 miles , In loss than an hour.
This would bo equal to n speed of four miles
per minute. An experiment with the now
machine was bold , yesterday , in Boston , in
the presence of many scientists , Including
Prof. A. E. Dolbear , of Tufts college , who
announced that ho was thoroughly satisfied
of the success of the system. The Inventor ,
John G. Williams , is u resident of this city.
His machine consists of a niugnot car , hang
ing from n single rail , where it follows n
atrcak of electricity. With one horse power ,
it is said , ono ton can bo thus transported n
distance of 1,440 miles u day , at a coat , of only
80 cents. A utiiglo track is to bo carried on
tripods some distance nbovo the ground , and
the cur will pass through cells of insulated
wire at intervals.
Tlio "Q" Retrenchment Policy.
CKRHTON , la. , May 17. [ Special to THE
HUB. ] With the change of time last Sunday
on the "Q" passenger trains , Nos. 01 and 03 ,
on the Crcston and Hopkins branch , were
discontinued : also freight trains Nos. 07 and
68. In consequence ) there Is some vigorous
kicking done by the residents of every town
along the lino. It ls learned from very re
liable sources that the "Q" is diverting
freight from its lowti lines , Superintendent
Hrown'B contradiction to the contrary not
withstanding. It Is hinted that a reduction
in passenger fares will bo next in order if
things do not assume u more favorable as
Wnlmsh Finances For April.
CHICAGO , May 17. ( Special Telegram to
THK HBK.J The Wubash railway report for
April dhows receipts of t707'J61.1J , and ills-
bumomcnts of $71)1,485.10. ) Of the latter
amount $11)7,300,03 ) were for tuxes. Since
January 1 , the receipt * have been Ml.OTO , .
000.59 , and expenditures $ il,474l : . > 7l > .53. The
balance on baud April SO , was (11)0,411.00. )
Hceelvcr MoNulta said , to-day , that ho
thought the ofllcors would be removed to St.
Louis about the middle of July.
Stockholders Apply For a Receiver ,
CUICACIO , May 17 , Arguments were heard
before Judge Grcsham , in the United Staica
circuit court , to-day , on the application of
certain bondholders for a receiver for the
Chicago & Atlantic railroad. Judge G rcshatn
aid no would not do anything In the cose ai
present , Tbo appointment of a receiver wsu
on extreme remedy and should not bo re-
to ualtM absolutely neccmury. H
suggested that the lawyers consult together
nnd to-morrow hand in names of some men
whom they would llko for receivers , In case
the appointment of ono should bo decided
Deoreaflcd Union Pacific lOnrninijs.
BOSTON , May 17. The gross earnings of
the Union Pacific railway's entire system for
March were $3,751,000 , a decrease from the
same month last year of $542,000 ! not earn
ings , J02I.OOO ; a decrease offoOI.OOO. For
three months to March 31 , the not earnings
voro $1,1)70,000 ) , n decrease from the sumo
luio last year of (010,000.
I1I2AVV 11AIN STOIIMS.
Much Damage to llallroadr. Three
SAUNA , Kas. , May 17. This section of the
ouiitry has just been visited by n perfect
oluco of rain. It has boon highly bcnoQclal
'M ' the crops , but disastrous to the railroads.
Tbo Kock Island and Santa Fo tracks at
Sand Springs have been washed out. The
ilissouri Pacific had two washouts
a few miles out and west of
lore. On tbo south branch cast
f Mnrquotto thrco trestles were displaced.
The McPherson branch of the Union Pacific
nlso had fifty feet of track carried awny. All
' .ho creeks are full , nnd , In many cases , over-
lowing. No damage Is reported except on
railroads. From Abilene and McPherson
also coma reports of heavy storms and wash
outs on the railroads.
KANSAS CmMo. . , May 17. A heavy rain
atorm passed over this section , to-day , doing
a great deal of damage in tins city und in
ansas City , Kan. , where several streets
were badly washed out. The railroads arc
considerably demoralized , and not a road
sent In a train exactly on time , to-night.
Most of tno roads are from one to thrco
hours late , but the western Hues are
In worse shape , and the Denver express on
the Union Pacific , duo at 7 a. m. , did not got
in until 4 o'clock this afternoon. A largo
jiortion of the bluff facing tbo Missouri river
was washed down over the Chicago & Alton
road , and that road was compelled to use the
Wubush tracks to-night.
To-night's reports regarding to-day's storm
ndicato it was more severe than wus at first
thought. The railroads are the chief suf
fcrors. Two spans of the Hush Creek bridge
on the Chicago , Milwaukee & St. Paul read
near Liberty , Mo. , were washed away and
trains between Kansas City and Chll-
"Icotho have been abandoned. The Kansas
3ity , St. Joe nnd Council Bluffs tracks
are submerged twelve inches for a distance
near Parkcvilla. The Hannibal tracks are
nlso under water near Liberty. All eust-
bound Hock Island trains go from Kansas
City via St. Joseph to Cameron , The Union
Pacific Is badly damaged near Manhattan ,
ICnn. , where the ICaw river Is thirteen feet
above low water mark. The Missouri Pa
cific Is badly demoralized in all directions ,
and its trains are from two to four hours lute.
Several bad washouts are reported between
hero and Llttlo Blue. In this city the
Eighteenth street cable line was stopped six
hours on account of the flood , and the power
house of the Tenth street line was so badly
flooded that water had to bo pumped out of the
boiler rooms for several hours to keep the
machinery in operation. The Twelfth street
line was stopped for over an hour ,
on account of the water Hooding the conduits
in the loon at the eastern city limits. Be
tween Fifteenth and Sixteenth streets , for a
distance of two blocks in the eastern part of
city , the entire surface is under water. The
floors of nearly all the dwellings In that ter
ritory are submerged , causing great incon
At Kansas City , Kas. , $23,000 worth of
damage bus been done. In Armondalo a
number of cottaires were Hooded , while on
Split Log creek there is nn area ot ten acres
that in now a lalco from five to twenty feet
deep. The house of M. Hlsler was flooded to
the ceiling and the family rescued with diffi
nCotiNcii , Guovn , May 17. Heavy rains
fell hero all lust night und to-day. The Nco-
she river Is higher than for years , and fam
ilies living on low ground have been forccu
to a busty flight. The stream is still rising.
MiMVAUKiin , May 17. During a terrific
ruin storm to-night a temporary dam nt , the
end of the Island nvonuo tunnel was swept
away nnd flvo workmen engaged inside were
caught by the receding waters. Two of
them succeeded in getting out , but the other
three were drowned. The bodies have not
THE rUKSBYTKUIAN ASSEMBLY.
More Money and Moro MlnlstcrH
NKW YORK , May 17. At the second day's
session of the Presbyterian general assem
bly the ola rules for the government of the
assembly were adopted. The moderator
announced the standing committees for the
session. Invitations to visit the Princeton
and Union Theological seminaries were ac
cepted. The report of the committee on
extinct churches , declaring that a "church
prouerty committo" should bo appointed , to
which ull cases of defunct churches should
bo referred , was adoptsJ. Tlio report of the
educational committee showed that ut pres
ent there were more than live hundred
churches with a membership of from ono to
tweutv-llvo without pastors , because of the
lack of funds. The rate of dissolution last
year was 'M per cent , tbo largest in the his
tory of the Presbyterian church , which was
attributed to the need of money principally.
The chairman said that worlc among the
colored population needed attention. The
constant diminution of the ministerial force
by reason of old ago also required attention.
In conclusion ho said the church must have
paid and ordained ministers to meet this
growing demand for ministerial aid to
church interests. It was vital to church
Interests and required prompt actiou.
Colonel Elliott F. Shepard , In reading the
report of the committee on Sabbath observ
ance , found several subjects for congratula
tion , ntuong them the closing of the saloons
In Cincinnati aud the decrease In circulation
of Sunday newspapers. The committee hud
nlso In vlow the stoppage of the transporta
tion of the malls on Sunday and the decrease
of Interstate trulllc. Colonel Shepard rec
ommended the plan of the American Sabbath
union for carrying out these thlmrs. A
motion wni made and carried to the
effect that the report bo printed , when
Dr. Allison , of Allegheny , Pa. , called
attention to the statement made to him by u
Cincinnati minister , who was not u' commis
sioner , und , therefore , was not allowed to
talk for himself , The statement was that
at tbo last election in Cincinnati , Mr. Mosey
said bo would not enforce the law closing the
saloons oa Sundays , ana ho was elected mayor
on that Issue , so that the saloons there were
open every day. Colonel Shepard said ho was
unaware of that , and agreed to strike out the
reference to Sabbath observance in Cincin
nati in his report.
The report of the special committee on mis
sions rcc'jiumcndod that the boaru of mis.
slons for frccflmcn , ns now constituted und
located , be continued , and that it should con
trol the entire work among the freed men.
Fire nt Nolilrfcvlllc , Ind.
INDIANAVOMS , May 17. At 10:80 : to-night
a telegram was received nt Noblesvllle ,
twenty uillcs north , stating the towu was entire
tire and In danger of destruction , aud re
questing that aid bo sent. Two flro compa
nlCH wnre sent. No further information lias
yet been received.
A later report from Noblcsvillo says the
flro has now been extinguished and tbo en
glues are returning. No estimate of the
losses cr Insurance can bo given to-night.
An Anarchist ConsjilrAoy.
MADIUP , May 17 , An anarchist-republican
conspiracy has been discovered at Succa
near Valencia. The conspirators , ull peas
tints , planned to take , to-day , and suck tin
IIOUROS of the wealthy > The Dollco and tin
soldiers arrested many persons.
Flro nt Now Orleans.
NKW Oiti.EA > 8 , May 17. At 1 o'clock thli
morntni ; lire broke out at the corner o
Hochcblunc and Perdldo streets. Atl.SOi
general alarm had been turned m and i
iwrloiu tire threatened.
FLOATING CABINET GOSSIP ,
Interesting Specimens of the Noble
Art or Guoaslnpf.
THE MATTHEWS SUCCESSORSHIP
Attorney-General Sillier Mentioned
to Fill the Vacancy on the Supreme
premo Bench General Angus
TnlKcU of for Russia.
WASHINGTON Bunr.xu , THEOMAHA HH.I
513 FoUHTCEXTllSTnKKT ,
WASHINGTON , D. C. , May'l7.1
The air Is filled with all sorts of rumors
about cabinet changes , most of which are
wild , very wild , nnd unreliable , but some of
.hem nro Interesting. Your correspondent
ivlll glvo some of the interesting gossip
afloat , but nothing is said upon the subject
Jivolvcd by administration men. It is gen
erally believed that Attorney General Miller
will bo appointed a justice ot the supreme
court of the United States to till the vacancy
created by the death of Justice Matthews ,
and that his preferment will take place In
September or the early part of October. It
may bo that Secretary Tracy , of the navy
department , will succeed Mr. Miller ns at
torney general , nnd First Assistant Post
master General Clarkson will become sccro-
ary of thn navy. General Tracy would pre
fer the legal portfolio to that of tbo navy.
Mr. Clarkson went into the postonico
department believing that ho would
finally become secretary of the in
terior or postmaster general by
the transfer of Noble on the retirement of
Mr. Wanumaker , but the natural tastes and
training of Gonqral Tracy , nnd the fact that
Mr. Noble is becoming popular as secretary
of the interior , Incline those connected most
closely wltti the administration to bollovo
that Mr. Clarkson is more likely to bo secre
tary of the navy than secretary of the Inter
ior. This evening's Star says : "In Judicial
and political circles It is confidentially stated
that the president will soon have to fill not
ono , but two vacancies on the supreme bench
of the United States , the second ono being
caused by the retirement of Justice Miller.
Who who 1111 the present empty chair , Is still
a matter for conjecture with nil the probabili
ties In favor of Attorney General Miller , but
ns to the place occupied by Justice Miller , no
name has as yet been suggested to the presi
dent save that of ex-Secretary of
War George B. McCrcary , and his
sponsor was the justice himself. t present
the Justice believes ho will rctiro early In
December nnd ho is really most anxious that
his friend , McCrcary , should succeed him.
Thirty years ago , when Judge Miller was
practicing law in Kcokuk , la. , ho took Mc
Crcary Into bis oftlco and there laid the
founautlon for the broad legal knowledge
which McCreary is now credited with hav
ing in his possession. Mr. McCrcary is now
general counsel to the Atcbisou , Topeka &
Santa Fo railroad.
At the first or second business meeting of
President Harrison's cabinet it was determ
ined that Tuesdays mid Fridays should bo
days in ouch weolc when general appoint
ments would bo made. Exceptions to this
rule were made In isolated Instances ,
although it was very closely adhered to.
and the great bulk of appointments have
been announced or agreed upon for those
days. A now schedule has Just been ar
ranged , whlcn will undoubtedly bo more sat
isfactory to the office-seeking masses , as It
gives ono more day In the week to them.
Appointments for the department will bo
agreed upon or made ns follows : Mondays ,
interior departmen ; Tuesdays , postoftlco ;
Wednesdays , treasury. There nro to bo few
appointments made for the other flvo de
partments and they have not been put on tbo
schedule for the filling of emergencies. This
schedule will , of course , bo deviated from.
In some of tbo departments complaints are
heard that the failure to make changes in
the principal positions is having the effect of
clogging business , as the officers who daily
expect to bo relieved take no interest in the
business , and in many instances refuse to
Assistant Postmaster-General Clarkson
explained to-day how it was that chances in
fourth-class postmastersnips were not taking
place more rapidly at this time. It was de
termined some weeks a o that the appoint
ments should bo confined to places filled by
the late administration during 1SS5 , as long
ns there were changes to make , except ( n
instances where changes were a necessity.
As there are altogether 55,000 fourth-class
postmasters it will bo seen that several
weeks , probably several months would bo
required to turn out the rabid democrats who
uro Inefficient , nnd put in capable republi
cans in this class , as It will bo remembered
that Colonel Stovcnson , the late llrst assis
tant postmaster-general , wielded the axe
very recklessly during the first year he was
at the helm. It will bo midsummer before
the democrats appointed since 18S5 will betaken
taken up seriatim. This will explain the
delay in making changes In. fourth-class
postmastorshlps demanded by prominent re
publicans througtiout the country.
Secretary Kusk bids fair to prove ono of
the most popular members ot the adminis
tration. His good scnso nnd sturdy honesty
of purpose are supplemented by a keen sense
of humor that make him u most entertain
ing companion , and ho receives more invita
tions than any other public man in Washing
ton. The other day a visitor at the agncul- '
tural department cazing over the ample
grounds in which the buildings uro located
turned to the secretary and remarked :
"You've got the prettiest place in the
"Of course , why notl" was the prompt re
joinder. "You know the secretary of agri
culture Is the tail end of the cabinet and the
tail Is almost altogether ornamental. As
its principal use , " the secretary continued ,
with a merry twinkle in his eye , "is to keep
the flies off the other members of the cabi
FOn M1NISTEU TO 1IUSSIA.
In administration circles to-day the name
of General Felix Agnus , proprietor of the
Baltimore American , the loading southern
republican newspaper , was freely discussed
in connection with tbo Russian mission , to
succeed the late Allen Thorndyko nice.
General Ag'tus was a great soldier. Is an
eminent editor and a natural diplomat.
Maryland republicans have received no rec
ognition for places outside the state so far
under this administration , nnd the appoint
mout of General Agnus would bo very grat
ifying to them. General Agnus is a native
of Franco uud a warm personal friend of
General Bouluugcr's. The red and white
wines which wore used at the Agnus banquet
near Baltimore , on Wednesday last , were
sent as u compliment by General Bou-
langcr , who Is now an exile in London. The
Chabhs came from General Boulungor's
private vault. Piiuir : S. HEATH.
Secretary Traoy Economizing.
WASHINGTON , May 17. Secretary Tracy
lias turned his attention to the matter of
purchasing supplies for tbo navy aud lias
already made an order Inaugurating consid
erable economic reformIt appears the
practice of the department has been to pur
chase supplies for tbo navy by advertising ut
tbe beginning of each official year , making
the list of purchases extensive enough to
cover the probable needs of tbo different
bureaus during the entire year. Upon in
quiry the secretary learned that In mak
ing these purchases no regard wus
hud for the amount of stores on
hand. This Ind to the accumulation
of stores , which in many cases rapidly do-
tcrorlatcd , and caused loss to the govern
ment. Secretary Tracy has , therefore. Jusl
procured n statement that the amount of
stores now oil bund is valued (2,000,800 , and
as advertisements for supplies for the next
llscal year will soon bo issued , bo Intends
this amount shall bo deducted from the
value of the stock to bo purchased nexi
mouth. At tbo rate of expenditure iudulget
In , 'nrlnp the last quarter , enoutrh nupplles
o last flvo years would hnvo been nccuniu-
atcd if maintained during the next fiscal
year. _ ;
Judge Savage Itenppolntcd.
WASHINOTON , May 17t-Among the ap >
wlntmcnts made by tha president to-day ,
vcro the following : John W. Whltchor , of
Nevada , United States attorney for Nevada j
John Murphy , of Dakota , attorney for the
orrltory of Dakota ; James W. Savage , of
" ) maho , Nob. , government director of the
Jnlou Pacific railroad ; John K. Lynch , ot
Mississippi , fourth auditor ot the treasury ,
and L. W. Haborcom , of the District of Col-
imbla , fifth auditor of the treasury ; Amos
Smith , jr. , of Ohio-surveyor of customs for
Cincinnati. , .
WASHINGTON , May 17. The following per
sons have been appointed cadets nt the mili
tary academy : Howard It. Perry , of Mc-
Henry , Fifth Illinois district ; O. G. Cowoll ,
Kingston , Fifth Illinois district , and D. W.
vihnirn , of Chicago. Second Illinois district.
Jlmrles Kossor , of Wisconsin , has been up-
> eluted lithographer of the posioffico depart
ment , vice David Enrlght , removed.
\VASHINOTON , May 17. The Every Even-
; ng , to-day , confirms the rumored engage
ment of ex-Secretary Bayard to Miss Cly-
: nor , a daughter of Dr. Clymer , of the United
States navy. The wedding will occur early
in the summer.
THE GARTER CASE.
Lawyer Dynes liugjns the Final
Speech For the Plaintiff.
CHICAGO , May 17. [ Special Telegram to
THE BEE. ! Lawyer Walker closed for the
defense in the Carter case , to-day , and Mr.
Eiynes began tbo final speech for Mrs. Car-
r. It was u powerful plea in her behalf.
Ho scored Carter in a vigorous manner , and
charged that the ovldonco against the wlfo
was bought and paid for. Ho called the
lury's attention to the fact that tbo plaintiff
stood before them without n slnglo male rela
tive to champion her cause , while on the
other side Is the Carter family , that has
lived In Chicago for ypars ; is powerful ,
wealthy and strongly entrenched behind a
social barricade. A family whoso great In-
llucnco reaches out on every side to a largo
iocloty following , Interested in the vindico-
: ion ot the Carters. CoUrt adjourned before
Mr , Hyncs had finished. He will resume
Monday , and the case will probably go to tbo
jury that evening.
LEGISLATORS PLAY BALL.
The Exhausted Scorer Relieved By
Si-niNariELD , 111. , Mayi17. ; A game of base
ball to-day between plakod nines from the
republican and democratic members of tbo
ewer house of the general assembly drew a
largo crowd of hilarious partisans. Early in
the game Kent , who wus'pitching for the re
publicans , ran into a foal tip and had his
nose broken. Ford succeeded him , but
finally the republicans were compelled tote
to biro n small boy to occupy this dangerous
The features of the game were the homo
runs by Wiley , Jones and Wilk , tbo latter
making the circuit of , the bugs on three
strikes , nnd the superb third base playing of
Wnrron. Brown , of La Sallo , was the
scorer , and the odds : vero offered by the
sporting fraternity that if two more innings
were played and Brown held out , the demo
cratic score would rcachj an oven hundred.
At tbo cud of the f&urth inning the game
stood : ' , '
Democrats , 37 ; republicans , 7.
Darkness was closing In and the long suf
fering spectators cried , 'Enough. "
Five Seriously Wounded and. Several
WHEELING , W. Va. , May 17. A telegram
from Beverly , Randolph county , says a terri
ble riot occurred tbero , yesterday , between
tbo Italian laborers on the extension of the
West Virginia Central railroad. About fifty
men were engaged in the trouble , which was
of u most serious nature , and was only quelled
with great difficulty. Thrco men were shot
and badly wounded. Two others were seri
ously stabbed , and others were beaten ,
struck with stones , etc. No names are
given , and there are no indications of ar
Strikers Killed by Troops.
BEIILIN , May 17. The Frelsinnigo Zeltung
says that the negotiations between tbo mine
owners and the striking miners looking to a
settlement of their dispute has been suspend
ed owing to Krablo , a mlno owner , declining
to entertain the demands of the strikers.
The other mlno owners were prepared to
consider them. A conflict occurred near
Breslau , during which' troops fired on the
strikers , killing a numberof , them. , .
Later Although the negotiations between
the mlno owners nnd . .strikers so far have
been a failure , it is hoped that the masters
at their meeting at Bochun , to-morrow , will
accept the terms of the minors. The miner
delegates to-day reported to the strikers at
Portmund the result of their visit to Berlin.
Over 5,000 strikers approved the proposed
compromise und their intention to accede to
nothing beyond that. A large proportion of
the miners have resumed work , relying upon
the emperor's active Influence with tbo em
Murderer Redmond Captured.
WHITCWOOD. Dak. , May 17. [ Special Tol-
cgram to THE BEE. ] Deputy United States
Marshal G. W. Harris and Gcorgo D. Mathie-
son , of Pierre , arrived from the west yester
day in search of Arthur Redmond , who is
charged with murdering W. J. Duncan , near
Pierre , some time ago. Early In the day a
report was circulated that a man was seen
about twonty-flvo mllss from hero driving a
stallion , and Harris started for that country.
The man was captured while making a sale
of the horse to a farmer nnd brought to this
place to-day , Redmond bud on his person
about < XX ) in money , some cnecks made pay
able to the murdered man , nnd letters. Ho
is qulto cool and unconcerned about the mut
ter , though uncommunicative. The party
will leave on the train ; to-day for Kapld City ,
where they will go overland to Pierre.
Distinguished Visitors to Huron.
HURON , Dak. , May if. [ Special Telegram
to Tim Bpn. ] General-Superintendent San-
born , Assistant-Superintendent Hallenbeuk ,
Land-Commissioner feunmons , and other
Chicago and Northwestern railway officials ,
with Attorney-General Hunt , of Illinois , and
Hon. J. L. Cavin , of Philadelphia , are hero
to-duy. It is thought their visit has some
connection with the extension of the road
from Gettysburg and Forest'City. Mayor
Ulco has received n positive assurance from
S. S. Cox that ho wiU.'be hero to deliver the
oration on July 4. Governor Mollctto , Dele
gate Matthews and Judge Moody will also be
bore. Tbo citizens are arranging for the
grandest demonstration in tbo history of Da-
Capitalist ! ) In Pierre.
PiEitiiE , Dak , , May 17. ( Special Telegram
to THE BKE.J Ycstqrday omo thirty capi
talists from Dos Molnes were in Pierre , the
guests of the board of trade. Lust night a
public meeting was participated In by the
capitalists aud citizens generally , and to-day
they have beau/ making Investments
largely over the cliy ; ono syndicate of four ,
alone , having bought 173 lots.
The W < Mitlii-r Indications.
For Nebraska ! Generally fair weather ,
slightly wuruier , variable winds.
Forlowp : Fair in western portion , rain
in eastern portion , slight risoinUiin | > eruture ,
For Dakota ; Fair , warmer , westerly
SHOT IN TUE SCHOOLROOM ,
A WnahhiBton Toaohor Killed by
Her Worthless Husband.
HE THEN TAKES HIS OWN LIFE.
Her Little Girl Pupils Horrified Wit-
nrHicB oT the Murder nnd
Snlcldo She Refused to
Died Where They Poll.
WASHINGTON , May 17 , Llttlo girls attend
ing the third grade In the Jefferson public
school building in tbo southern section of this
city were standing in the aisles of the school
room this afternoon about to bid the school
good bye until to-morrow , when thotr
teacher , Mrs. Sarah E. Allen , was fatally
shot in their presence by her worthless hus
band , who then killed himself. Allen has
been supported by tbo earnings of his wife
as n school teacher until some time ago she
loft him on account of his dissipated habits
and frequent abuse nnd violence. Ho has
annoyed and threatened her several
times since she rolusod to have
anything more to do with him
nnd she has been warned recently
to beware of bun. The children were first
to see him when ho entered the school room ,
and when they showed how startled they
were at his appearance bo called on them
not to make any noise or ho would shoot.
Mrs. Alien bad tried to escape , but her hus
band by this time was upon her , and saying :
"Now I've got you where I want you , " no
11 red at close range , the ball taking effect
near thu right oar and passing through her
head. Ho then turned the pistol on himself
and Indicted a fatal wound. The murdered
wlfo and suicldo fell together on the
schoolroom floor , his arm about bor neck and
the revolver laying on her cheek. The
startled , terror-stricken children almost
created a panic , but some of tbo more col
lected of them ran for the other teachers ,
who succeeded in restoring order. Police
and physicians were summoned , who did
everything possible to make Mrs. Allen's
last moments free from pain. She lingered
semi-conscious for some time and then passed
away. Her husband expired a few minutes
after the arrival of the police.
NEWAHIC , N. J. , May 17. John Hongle , a
brewer , forced his way into Mrs. Schorzor's
apartments this afternoon and probably fa
tally stabbed her , and then cut his own
throat. Jealousy is supposed to be the mo
tive , as Honglcr and Mrs. Scberzor had
lived together up to tbo lattcr's marriage
THE ILiLi-FATED AL.ASKAN.
No Ttdlujts Itccclvcd To-Day of Her
POUTI.AND , Oro. , May 17. No tidings were
received to-day of the crow of the Ill-fated
steamer Alaskan , who , it is supposed , ore
this has reached land or has gene to the
bottom of the sea. The Oregon Hallway and
Navigation company has wired to all points
along tbo coast to bo on the lookout , and if
the men uro found it will not
bo long before the . company's of
ficials hero are notified. Effort also
will be made to get word to the lighthouse
tender Manznnata , which is cruising along
the Oregon coast. Tno steamer Columbia
sighted Manzanata Wednesday , and the
light bouse tender Is supposed to bo at this
time somewhere off Cape Blanco.
When tbo boats containing the men put
out from the sinking ship they headed for
land. They may have escaped the i aging
billows only to bo dashed to pieces against
the rocky cliffs , as they were oightcen miles
off shore and the storm had not abated up to
the time that the rescued ones were picked up.
The chances are rather against them , but all
hope Is not abandoned. It is not known to a
certainty bow many men were on tbo ship.
The crew numbered forty-four , and after
the vessel put to sea three stowaways were
found. The two stowaways ore among the
rescued. Olio of them said , to-day , that ho
knew there were flvo stowaways , which
makes the total number aboard forty-nine.
Of this number , ten have been rescued , six
have died , uud thirty-three are missing.
In the General Assembly of the HouthJ
crn Presbyterian Churches.
CUATTANOOQA , Tonn. , May 17. In the
general assembly of the southern Presbytor-
lan churches , to-day , at Chattanooga ,
Tenn. . a joint committee representing the
northern and southern assemblies recom
mended that tbo relations of the colored race
in the two sections of the church remain in
A man named Hlckoy , afterwards , during
the discussion of the question , created a com
meting by shouting : "Men and brethren ,
you are slaves stuplflod by the opiate of
worldlincss. " Ho was hustled out scattering
tracts us bo went.
Chief Mays nnd the Commission.
ST. Louis , May 17. The latest informa
tion from the Cherokee nation is to the effect
that Chief Mays has taken no action yet in
the matter of furnishing facilities for the
transaction of business by tbo Cherokee
commission which is expected there the liOth
inst. , to ncgotinto the purchase of Indian
lands. Ho still declines to call a national
council in special session to consider the
matter , but says ho will submit to that body
at its regular session , In November next , any
proposition the commission may make. Ho
proposed a short time ago to call the people
together to consult with the commissioners ,
but now it is Ban' ho will not even do that
unless the council will appropriate enough
money to cover the expenses.
Contract Imhorord Detained.
NEW Youic , May 17. Ton contract labor
ers , who arrived hero from Ilottcrdam last
night on the steamer Obdain , were detained
at Castle Gardoa to-day. The Immigrants
said they came Hero at the instigation of the
Prisoners' Aid society , of London , with the
understanding that they were to place thotr
services at the disposal of Samuel Nolla , a
so-called emigration agent at Sequane , Tux.
The Castle Garden authorities say they have
evidence to prove that the Prisoners' Aid
society , of London , has been shipping Eng
lish convicts to Nolla at the rate of ono or
two a week for many months past.
Itaptlst Home Missionary Society ,
BOSTON , May 17. The fifty-seventh annual
meeting of the American Baptist Homo Mis
sionary society was begun to-day. Nelson
Blake , of Chicago , delivered the opening ad
dress. A resolution declaring that crcut
religious destitution prevails among tbo
army of the United States , and that an effort
should bo made to enlarge and improve the
chaplaincy so that every post may bo pro
vided with a vigorous minister of the gospel
Ono Thousand Men Strike.
NEW YOIIK , May 17. Over ono thousand
store- men working along the water front in
Brooklyn , uro out on u strike. They demand
25 cents an hour in lieu of 20 cents , which
for the last ten months has been the rate ut
which they have boon paid , The stores where
the strike occurred are closed , and guarded
by policemen. The strike is expected to ex
tend und include ull the storemcn along the
Cut hello KnluhlN of America.
CIIATTAXOOOA , May 17. At a mooting of
the Catholic Knights of American to-day It
was decided to hold the next meeting of the
supreme council In Philadelphia on the second
end Tuesday In May , IbUl. Officers were
then chosen for tbe next year und the couu
BENNETT'S Ij.VTEST FHKA1C
Ho Blurts Tor Klinrtoum on it
NBW Yonic , May 17. It Is stated to-nlfiht
that Now York nowspnpcnlom nnd the clubs
nro greatly excited over a report from Eu
rope that James Gordon Bennett , proprietor
of the Now York Herald , has gene to Khar-
touui , the capital of the Mahdl's territory.
Mr. Bennett loft Purls throe weeks ago ,
went to Marseilles , tlioneo to Alex
nndrla , and this week bo Is In
Cairo. Two stories have boon cabled
over In explanation of this singular journey. *
One Is that at n Parisian club ono night n
discussion arose , during which nn English
army ofllcor said it was impossible for any
foreigner to outer Khartoum and depart
nllvo. Bennett declared that anyone
possessing sufllciont brains aud money
could visit the Mnbdl nnd re
turn unscathed. Ho offered n heavy
wager that ho himself would do It within n
i > orlod of six months. The bet was prompt
ly accepted , and Bennett , accompanied by
nn Intimate friend , started forthwith upon
the hazardous journey.
The other story Is more startling. It Is to
the effect that on the evening in question nt
the club , Bonnet received n dispatch from
the correspondent at Cairo , stating that ho
had advices that General Gordon was still
alive nnd kept a close prisoner , and that the
Mahdl , by reason of his reverses during the
| iast year , was willing to have Gordon ran
somed for 1,000,000 franco. Within the
next few days Bennett made all arrange
ments for the trip nnd the payment of the
ransom , and sot out for Egypt.
But little can bo learned in Now York in
confirmation of tno story. Onoof 'tho editors
of the Herald says they have received n
cablegram from Mr. Bennett at Cairo , but
nothing is known about bis prospective
Ho Is Ono of the the llobbcrs of Pny-
TUCSON , Ariz. , May 17. Advices received
from Fort Thomas say thatCyclonoHIll , who
was arrested at Clifton , is undoubtedly one
of tbo gang that robbed Paymaster Wham.
Ho answers the description of the lama man.
Ho cannot explain his whereabouts during
the hours previous to nnd after the robbery.
Four others of tbo gang are known and will
bo arrested to-day.
Later. Assistant Adjutant-General Vol-
mar , department of Arizona , received a dis
patch from Captain Lobo , Fort Thomas.
Ariz. , that "Cyclone Hill , " who was arrested
at Clifton for the robbery of Paymaster
Wahui , was brought In last evening , und that
W. F. Neunnlugliam , ot Fort Tnomas , had
been arrested. Both men nnd the woman ,
Frankie Struttou , have been identified as
being among the party who robbed Wabm.
KEMMIjEU'S DEATH WARRANT.
The Man Who U to be Exccutod by
BUFFALO , N. Y. , May 17. The death war
rant of William Kommlor , the first man
convicted under the electrical execution law ,
has been signed , and ho will bo taken to the
Auburn state prison in a few days. The
warrant is directed to the warden of the
Auburn prison , and provides that tbo sen
tence bo executed some day within the week ,
commencing Monday , tbo 24th of Juno , In
the year of our Lord 1889 , and In the yards
of the Auburn state prison , or within the
yard of the enclosure adjoining thereto , by
then and there causing to p.iss through tbo
body of him , the said William Kemmlor , a
current of electricity of sufficient quantity
to cause death , and that the application of
such current of electricity bo continued un
til said William Kemmlor is dead. "
A NOVEL EVENT.
An American Wedding to bo Cele
brated In the London Chapel Royal.
[ Copyrtulit 18S3 by Jamei Gordon JlcnncU. ]
LONDON , May 17. [ Now York Herald
Cable Special to Tun BKE.J The engage
ment is announced between Colonel B. K.
Jameson , the well known American banker ,
who has been staying in this city for the last
Ave or six months , aud Miss Jean Wlllard ,
of Washington. The wedding is to bo cele
brated at Chapel Iloyal , Savoy , on tbo 23d
Inst. , nnd it Is a peculiar fact that n genuine
American wedding , in which both contracting
parties are citizens , so to speak , of the great
republic , is to bo celebrated in the London
Chapel Hoyal. Miss Willard is a typical
American belle , and like her fiancee , a great
favorite in society. The ceremony will bo
performed by Kov. Henry White , chaplain to
A Wyoming Editor Assaulted.
LAKAMIEVyo. . , May 17. [ Special Tele
gram to THE HER. ] Information was re
ceived , to-day , of a lively scene in the office
of the Independent , at Rock Springs , yester
day. It grew out of Tuesday's municipal
election , in which the low license ticket wus
defeated. The Independent favored Increas
ing the license , incurring the bitter ill-will of
the saloon men , Ono of the latter , Dick
Kccnan , wont to the Independent oftlco aud
showed a disposition to confiscate this
week's issue of the paper. Editor N. B.
Dresser objected , ana in the altercation
which ensued revolvers were drawn.
Neither fired , but Kconan struck Dresser
over tho' head , felling him to the floor , and
injuring him severely. This Is the second
time Kconan has assaulted Dresser.
Tlio Hnmoan Conference ,
BBIIUN , May 17. The members of the
Sainoan conference were closeted two hours
The Post's Berlin corresnondont , referring
to the Sainoan conference , says : Tlio com
mittee reports on the land and government
nuestlons wore presented to the conference
to-day. The report on government was ap
proved with the exception of a few details ,
which were left for the next incotimr. Judg
ing from the unanmlty shown to-day u linal
agreement will be arrived at.
An Aborigine In Quad.
CIIAMIIEIIHIN , Dak. , May 17. [ Special
Telegram to Tun BIIK.J Sheriff Van Horn ,
to-day , arrested Buck Antelope , a Sioux In
dian , for stealing clothing. Tills Is ono of
Ute worst Indians on the reservation and
the authorities have bsen after him for u
A Chicago Illazo.
CHICAGO , May 17. At 1 o'clock this morn
ing twelve small cottages located at Avenue
1C and Ono Hundred uud Sixth street , South
Chicago , are In flumes , but the lire is proba
bly under control. The loss will reach
A Town Nonrly Destroyed.
lNniANAi'oi.is , May 17. The business portion
tion of Hunllngburg , Duboib county , was
burned this morning by an incendiary fire.
The losses aggregate 175OUO , , with little in-
At Bromerhavcn The Latin , from Now
At New \ ork The Bothnia , from Liverpool -
pool ; the Saalo , from Hremor ,
Turku MiiHsaerelnu Christians.
LONDON , May 17. It Is stated nt Cottlnjo ,
the capital of Montenegro , that ClirUtiane
are being massacred by Turks on the Monte
A $4nOOO I'M re.
CHICAGO , May 17 , A number of stores In
Cummlngft , a rolling mill suburb , WJrudo
stroyed by lire to-day ; lots , M5,000.
PATRICK EGAN ON'CRONIN ,
The President ofthoLonguoDooon't
Think Him Dead.
TREASURER O'REILLY SCORNFUL.
It Is NOIIRCURO to Suppose Tlmt the
IMlHsIni ; Man \VaH Tut Out of
the Way Ills Odd 9 tO.OOO
Tlio Minister to Glilll Feasted.
CHICAGO , May 17- [ Special Telegram to
TUB Hii.J : 1'atrlclc Egnti , the now minister
o Chill , nnil ox-prcsldcnt of the Irlsti Na
.lonttl League , was tendered a reception by
the Irish-American club , of this city , this
In the afternoon , at the hotel with Dr.
O'Kollly , the treasurer ot the League , Air.
nii talked of the missing Dr. Cronln. Ho
vas inked : "What do you think ot the for-
nation of the commlttoo of Irishmen to lu-
vostlgato Cronln's disappearance ! "
"So farjis I know , " ho .said , "thoro Is not
an atom of founilatiou upon which to rent the
lullof ttiut Cronln was removed by enemies
of the Irish cause. If those Irishmen , In this
city , who arc Interesting themselves In the
aoarcli for him bollovo there has boon foul
ilny , I Know nothing of their reasons for BO
believing , and before many mere decided
statements are made , It occurs to ir.o that It
would bo proper to give the public soiuo
"Personally , " said Mr. Egan , "I did not
mow Cronln , other tlmn as n person I had
mot casually several times. I remember ho
was a member of the celebrated 'Palmer
louse committee , ' tit 1SSO , that tried to getup
up a counter-movement to the convention
that year and fulled.
"That ho was removed , because of a
knowledge of crookedness in Dr. O'Kollly's '
account with the Purnoll fund. Is hardly
( irobablo , and might well bo considered pro-
[ lostcrous. Tim Chicago funds , which , It la
said , were misappropriated , did not go
through Dr. O'Uoilly's hands at nil. 1 know
nothing about the case , but QUO thing sug
gests Itself to mo , mid that Is u good many
Irishmen are talking rashly. To assuma
that ho was murdered appears to mo to bo
going too far. The committee of ton In this
city ougnt either to dhow bi'ttor reasons foe
pronouncing the cuso ono of that sort , or do
less talking. "
Dr. O'Hoilly said it was absurd to connect
the disappearance of Croulu with the busi
ness of his olllco.
"I don't ' know Cronln personally , " said ho ,
but I remember him as ttic person who ,
three years ago , subscribed $40.000 to the
Purncll fuml. It wus at the Pulmor IIouso
convention , mid In the excitement of the
time ho came up and put his name down for
that amount. It was n question with me , at
once , whether or not ho would bo able to pay
it and as soon as I had talked with n few
people about him I concluded tt didn't nuiuuni
to anything. "
Drs. Irwln , Nanco and Fnrgnqon Hold
NEW YOUK , May 17. [ Special Telegram
to Tun HKI.I Mrs. E. S. Bishop , mother
of the dead mlml-reador , has written this
letter to ttio president of the board of cor
' I am of the belief , from my knowledge
of previous attacks that my sou has suffered ,
that the autopsy , performed by Drs. ' Irwin
and Ferguson , was not warranted. I therefore -
fore demiina that a further examination bo
The funeral , which was to have taken
place to-morrow , has been postponed , and an
autopsy will oo had to-morrow.
Coroner Levy to-day hold Inquiry In the
matter of the death of Washington Irving
Bishop , the mind reader. As a result Drs.
Iru'in , Nanco and Ferguson were held in
bonds of SJiCb ! each , to await the Inquest ;
which will bo held unxt week.
THIS COOK COUNTS' ASYLUM.
Dlugraucd By Incompetent ) * With a
CHICAGO , May 17. In the Investigation
Into the condition of the insane asylum , to
day , ono of the attendants admitted that un
der a former administration ono of the pa
tients was beaten to death by another con
fined in the same room. Dr. Noble , a mem
ber of the medical ataff , test ! lied that nearly
three hundred patients were conlldod to Ills
euro , and that u large proportion of his worlc
was the treatingof wounds received in fights
between the patients.
Another witness testified that the attend
ants were appointed on recommendation by
the county commissioners , and Unit their ap
pointments wore not based on their Illness
for the work , but because they had a "polit
ical pull , " and the consequence was that
many of the attendants were wholly Incom
petent. _ _
NohrnNkaand town Ponsioip.
WASHINGTON , May 17. [ Special Telegram
to THE Bun. ] Pensions granted Nebras-
kuns : Original Invalid Ferdinand Hubo ,
William Garland , Nathan Gordon , Abram D ,
Skidgol , sr. Increase Jacob H. Gllmoro.
HelsBUO Henry Schmltz.
Pensions for lowans : Daniel Pomeroy ,
Samuel J. Taylor , Deles Budlong , Edward
A. Moore , Conrad Snnfer , Jesse K. 1'Ippoy ,
.John A 1 bars , David Myers. Restoration and'
increase Alexander Nicholas. Increase
Jesse Thuyer , Fulton J. Smith , James A.
Pace , Greenville Halo , Aaron M , ilnrter ,
Joseph II. M. Edwards. Kelssue Sumuul
H. Hrightwoll , Hobort L. Lilli bridge , Mur-
tm H. Lowory. Original widows , oto.
Martha , widow of Mlchaol Langun ; Nuncy ,
mother of Sylvester E. Allen.
Tim Indians Willlnto Sign.
PiKititu , Dak , , May 17. Special Telegram
to Tin ; Bui : . ] The Indians nt Choycnna
agency , at a recent big council , decided on
the manner of treating with the Sioux com
mission. Tney have appointed out of the
different tribes a council of Jlfty , and twelve
were elected Judges. The council dccldca
upon a plan of action for ttio entire trlbd ,
who uro bound by their action. At the meet
ing uf the council this week many spocchca
were made on the Sioux bill , and a large ma
jority , from what Is learned , favored accept
ing its provisions ut once upon the coming of
the commission , only u very few being uu-
A Hig Room In Yankloii.
YANKTON , So. Dak. , May -Special [
Telegram to Tun Uii.l : Things are boom *
Ing here. The pontoon bridge company Is
hero locating the bridge. Work is to com-
mcnco ut once on the now , f 100,000 hotel , and
two other large business blocks. Lots uro
Belling rapidly In the now und popular addi
tion of Dushwood , Investors from all parti
of the country are hero necking investments
In Yunkton real estate. YunlUon is desirous
of getting u railroad direct to Omaha. Sid
ney Bmlth , arciiitcct , of Omaha , Is bora
making plans for the proposed now build-
Trcsox , A. T. , Muv 17. Firmlno Apepago ,
an Indian , wus hanged to-day Tor the mur
der of Patrick Ford , n prospector. This la
the first execution of an Indian in Arizona
under the recent decision of the United
States cupreme court , which gives the ter
ritorial courts Jurisdiction of nil Indian
Gold Cor Hlilpmonr ,
NKW yoitu , May 17. The total gold eu |
gaged for shipment to-day wait | 1TW,000.
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