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EIGHTEENTH YEAR , OMAHA , TUESDAY MQTINIKG. JMAY 21 , issa NUMBER 340
BE IS A SABBATH KEEPER ,
President Harrlaou BofAioos to Talk
Politics on Sunday.
I WASHINGTON NEGROES EXCITED.
liIxtrnvnRnnt Demonstrations nt tlio
I'nnorul of n fllimlcror Delay In
WASHINGTON BUIIEW , Titr. OMAHA HUB , 1
513 Fouivrr.nNTii STHBF.T , >
WASHINGTON , D. C. , May 20. |
President Harrison has quickly "sat down
upon" all suggestions' as to Sunday confer
ences nt the whlto house. When ho first
took possession of the ofllco ho now occupies ,
Homo of his friends , with the habits of his
immediate predecessor In view , nskcd to hnvo
ntorvlows on Sunday. The president ad
mitted Bomo of them , but when they
broached politics there was an end to the
conversation. General Harrison has never
discussed politics or business on Sunday , nnd
Is not Inclined to begin it nt this time , es
pecially when ho has to llvo on it six days
nnu nights In the week. Those who hnvo
the hardihood io attempt to speak of official
matters when they meet him on the streets ,
going to or from church , have not mentioned
their rebukes to friends.
\\IIY CIIANOT.S WElti : NOT MAKE.
Several positions connected with the ex
ecutive departments remain In the Bnmo
hands they were In a year or two ago , and
the failure of the president to make changes
is the source of souie complaint on the part
of partisan republicans. These positions uro
more or less of general public importance ,
nnd whllo It may bo true in u few instances ,
the present Incumbents , taking but little in
terest in their offices , permit the public ser
vice to drag. There nro public reasons wny
changes in most instances have not been
made. Moro persons nro interested In
in the commlsslonorstilp of the general land
ofllco than any position held by a democrat.
The opening of Oklahoma und over thirty
million acres of land in Minnesota , Ne
braska , Montana and Dakota hits been
considered Biifllcicnt reason for retaining
Commissioner Siockslugcr till Secretary
Noble was properly inducted into office , now
there will , however , soon bo n change. The
president bus been unable to determine upon
the man ho wanted for commissioner of nav
igation , and that is why a democrat who has
never given satisfaction IK not put out. He
will soon bo relieved now that au appolnt-
can bo made. The public service Is not suf
fering on nccountof the present organization
of the iutcr-stato commerce commission und
HO long ns there uro such demands as there
ore for the president's time ho will direct
his attention to immediate wants. It Is un
derstood that there will bo no more oxtcn-
tions of the commissions , of the bureau of
engraving and printing nnd that Captain
William Mcridith , of Chicago , will talto
charge this xvcok. Twice the commission of
Graves has been extended for ten days. At
torney-General Miller has deemed it wise to
retain most of Ins assistants for the
good of the service , and it Is under
stood that there will bo no more changes
there , at least for some months. General
Rosccrans , register of the treasury , being nu
ex-union soldier on the retired list , will rellro
of his'own free will when his successor Is
selected , but no effort bus been made in that
direction for obvious reasons. General Joe
Johnson , commissioner of railroads , has not
been put out early because ho is inoffensive ,
politically speaking , nnd a southern republi
can cannot bo agreed uoon. Ho may stay
some tlmo yet. In most instances the promi
nent offices loft unchanged represent ofllcers
needed for the present , or the president has
seen no emergency requiring precipitate ac
tion. The complaint in nearly every instance
como from those who want the place.
Sonator-olcct Edgcrton , of South Dakota ,
arrived hero this morning. To your corre
spondent ho said of the constitutional con
vention which assembles ut Sioux Fulls on
the Fourth of July :
"Tho most important work to bo done will
bo the apportionment of the territorial debt
between North nnd South Dakota. It will
bo based upon property values. This work
will occupy soveuiil days , but it will bo com
pleted without any friction. The territory Is
in a prosperous condition and the debt is
small. The constitution adopted In 1SS5 was
by overwhelming majority ratified lust week
at the polls , and only North Dakota will
have a new constitution to frame. She has
never attempted to do that thing , und her
convention , which convenes on the sumo
day , will lust two di1 three weeks , proba
Senator Edgorton will undoubtedly be
chairman of the South Dakota convention ,
Speaking of the opening of the grout Sioux
Indian reservation in Nebraska and Dakota ,
the senator said :
commissioners appointed for the
purpose will organize In Chicago this week ,
and I have no doubt that their terms will bo
readily accepted by the Indians. It Is the
best the Indians can do , and nobody knows
this better than they do. If they should refuse -
fuse they nro aware what it moans , when
the Dakotas send four senators and throe
representatives to congress this winter and
in favor of n law which will open the reser
vation to settlement without the consent of
the Indians. I um in fuvorof ttiut kind of
action. Wo should bo liberal with the
Indians , but when wo know wo uro doing
the proper thing there Is no lisa in negoti
ating. Our new governor , Mollctto , is n
magnificent officer , und wo huvo' secured the
best possible government under President
SoimU.r . Edgorton Is here to nrpuo a case
1 In luw before the Interior department. Ho
has boon ou the stump In South Dakota for
six weeks , mid says his political work Is , for
the present ut toast , ut an end.
* NEOUOrS 1IXC1TCI ) .
Considerable four was expressed here yes
terday thut thcro might bo an outbreak of n
certain snt of negroes. On Friday n colored
murderer named Nelson Colbert was hanged
nnd yesterday his funeral occurred. The
occasion wus mudo ono foru most extraordi
nary demonstration. Over three thousand
colored pcopio gathered , nnd nftor the Inter
ment held u meeting , which was character
ized by the wildest disorder. The murderer
was buried with u whlto Illy in his hand. It
created an excitement which has not yet
HETIIIEMENTS IX TUB AltMV.
President Harrison nnd Secretary Proctor
have taken up the subject of retirements In
tbo army , und nro endeavoring to formulate
a definite rule by which retirements will bo
made on the , limited disability retired list.
This list Is limited to100 , and there nro
aiwuys u largo number of officers eligible for
retirement. Secrotury Proctor fuvors the
promotion of ofllcers who huvo been longest
in the borvicc- , but who from being assigned
to regiments where promotion had bcon
slow , nitiy bo very fur down on the lliicnl
list. As the tune for the retirement ol
Adjutant-General Drum draws near there le
a grout deal of interest felt in the army ns to
whom wfll bo hia successor. At first nearly
nil the colonels In the adjutant-general's
corps were spoken of ns candidates , but the
contest is now supposed to bo narrowed
down to Colonels Kelton und Whlpplo. A
short llino ngo it was considered settled that
Colonel Kelton was to have the placcbul whnr
the president went to Now York to ntteiu' '
the centennial some ol Colonel Whlpplo'i
frlonds , iicluillnk" General Sherman , urpot
thu selection , and the mutter Is still undeter
mined. Colonel IColton is the ranking colono
of the corps , but Colonel Whlpplo will rot in
first , in August , IS'JO. ' and It is urged thu' '
Colonel Kolton could then luciooi him.
. OMAHA'S ' rosTorricK BITB.
Secretary Windoin says ho Intends to taki
up tbo postoftlco site question und to decidi
it Ji. Wcdncsduy if possible. There is <
lujrh before him , however , thut furtuei
po.i'-l onumeut would not bo BurprUlug.
The following chnnpp" r dp t < S
In the boards of examining surgeons In lowat
At Uod Oak , J. A. J. Mnrtln , H. S. Hogors
nnd E. B. Young , and at Ccntorvlllo E. M.
Hoynolds nna K. Stephenson.
Pr.unv S. HEATH.
FAOrH AND F10U HKS.
Mny Report or the Statistician of the
WASHINGTON , Mny 20. Tno May report of
the statistician of the agricultural depart
ment contains the result of the Investigations
of the deficiencies of the surplus of each
European nation , especially In the production
of the agricultural products that America
sends to foreign markets. The question of
the possibly enlargement of exportation in
quantity nhd variety Is canvassed nnd the
opportunities for displacing any importation
by enlarged production lire pointed out. The
investigation was made pursuant to a reso
lution passed at u meeting of the National
Grange hold in Topoku , Kun. , last tall.
Some of the llgurca given in the statement
prepared are Btailllng. As to wheat , it says
Europe Is practically the only market Amer
ica can have for Ihls cereal nnd she Imports
only H4,000W)0 bushels nycar , raising 1,200-
000,000 bushels herself moro than hnlfof the
world's crop nnd twice that of all America.
Of the European tiollclcncy the United Status
supplies 1)5,000,000 ) bushels.
in oals and barley there is n very small In-
tcrnutionnl Irnde , Europe Importing only
19,000,000 bushels of outs and the United
Stntcs exporting 2,500,000 bushels.
Ofbarloy this country Imports 7GOO,000
Uyo Is the great broad gram of eastern nnd
central Europe , and KUKSIU ntoiio produces
more than does the United States. Europe
Imports not less than 1,500,000 bushels ,
and the United Stutes exports less than
European countries requiring maize , do
not take half the product of Illinois or of
Iowa or Missouri. Great Britain takes
nearly ttirco-fourths of the total , or O'J-
000,000 and this country exports 08,000,000
bushels. The deficiency of Frunco could bo
supplied By McLean county , Illinois , uud
Germany requires still less. Russia nnd
Koumania hiivo a surplus nnd southern Eu
ro DO crows enough for homo consumption.
Europe imports over 1UOO,000OJO pounds of
rico , but none of It comes from the United
Of potatoes Europe grows moro than she
needs , wiillo the United States supplies u
deficiency from Canada nnd Germany. Only
Great Britain , Belgium und Portugal , of nil
thu European nations , do not produce enough
butter und to spare to make up the de
ficiency 25,000.0 0 pounds , the United
Stutes exports 2 ,000,000 pounds , It requires
140,000,000 pounds of cheese to supply the
European deficiency , of which 118,000,000
uro furnished by the United Stutes.
Of course , Europe bus to Import nil her
cotton , tbo annual uverngo imports being
2o : ! ,000,000 pounds. The United States
sends lb50,000OHO pounds.
Europe gets from South America , Asia ,
Africa and Australia two or three times as
much wool as she imports from the United
Stales. The net deficiency of Europe is
780,000,000 pounds , slightly moro than what
la produced there.
The United States produces four-fifths of
the wool manufactured here. The aim of
the wool growers of this country is to supply
the homo manufacturer , if possible ; never to
export raw wool. If there over shall bo a
surplus , it will bring moro money to the wool
grower if sent abroad In manufactured form.
The United States Imports a net 09,000,000
pounds of wool every year.
Euiopoproduces ubout ns much tobacco us . '
the United States 500,000,000 pounds nn-
nunlly and could easily produce all she needs
but American tobacco is desired for two
reasons , it is cheap and very desirable for for
tifying the European product. So the United
Stales furnishes 2ri2,000,000 pounds of the
annual deficiency , 324,000,000 pounds.
In conclusion the statistician says : "About
one-tenth of our agricultural products nro
exported. No other nation exports so largo
a proportion , yet the articles shipped ubroad
uro few. They uro cotton , tobacco , meats
brcadstuffs , butter and cheese. All other
articles together are ubout 3 per cent of the
exports. An enlargement of the surplus
must Inevitably reduce prices , both at homo
and abroad. "
In response to the inquiry : "What agri
cultural products are now Imported that our
country and climate are capable of produo
mgl" sugar is first suggested.
"Flax uud hemp should bo moro exten
sively grown displacing foreign fibres cost
ing millions of money uud furnishing umlcral
for the bagging of cotton , wool and hops ,
and other fibres of sub-tropical
regions should bo produced along tlio gulf
const. Imported fibres , with their manufac
ture , altogether amount to the value of more
than two-thirds as much as the munificent
nnd boasted cotton exportation of the United
States. Thcro is an exportation of fruits of
the value of $ > \000.000 , half of which at least
should bo produced In tills country. "
It Affects 100,000 Cn'cs.
WASHINGTON , Muy 20 , An opinion of the
United States supreme court in the case of
the United States vs Jo tin D. Hall , wns ,
to-day , subject to earnest discussion among
the officials of the general land office. Ono
of the points at issue was that Hall had made
oath before a notary public. The supreme
court decided ttiat where an oath is required
by United States statute , that oath can bo
administered only by an officer of the United
States. Hence , n notary public being n state
officer , can not administer oaths to United
States ofllcluls , cxcopt the statutes specifically
utatu the oath may bo made before such state
official. Tills opinion , It is believed , seri
ously affects the status of moro than a hun
dred thousand cases in the mineral division
alone of the general land office. Deputy
mineral surveyors have for several years , it
is said , sworn to the correctness of their
statements before notaries public. During
the fast four years a lurgo number of cases
under the general lund la\\s have been re
ceived for patent at tbo general lund otllce ,
where final proof was not inado before the
officer designated by law for the purpose.
Where no other error wus found they hnvo
been allowed to go to patent. This policy
wus first adopted by Secrotury Vllas. The
opinion of the supreme court has created
alarm und n request for Interpretation of
section 2 , 135 revised statutes , 1ms been sent
to Assistant Attorney-General Shields , with
particular reference to the supreme court de
cision und Its effect upon pending eases In the
general land office.
Ncbrnnka and Iowa I'onslonn.
WiBiiixr.To.v , Muy 20. [ Special Telegram
to Tin : BEE. ] Pensions granted Nobras-
kaus : .Original invalid Jo so L. Klnno.y ,
sr. , John Burnes , Edgur W. Gowny , In
crease Moses Lcury , Sumuol W. Thornton ,
Uolssuo Benjamin W. Iteoil. Original
widows , etc. Nunulo J. , widow of John N.
Kdwauls ; Lorica A. , widow of George W.
Pensions for lowans : Original Invalid
Ilynti Ary , Isaac H , Meak , Mhomas Gum
ming , Benjamin F. Jordun , Floyd Walters ,
Michael Hurpor , Houry W. Sussong , David
D. Oltnsteud. Increase EdwanU Ailunui ,
John Vunderloy. Williuin W. Elliott , Alden
H. Wight. UaiHsue uud Increase Cyrus
Jacobs , OiUlnul widows , cte.--Loulsuna ,
widow of Houry Elliott. WIJows of 1812
Lovina , widow of Loford Miller.
Nebraska nnd luwn PixtiiiiistorH.
WASHISOTOX , Mny 20. [ SpecialTelegram
to TUG BEE , ] Nebraska postmasters ap
pointed : John L. Cresslcr , Iiuzurd , Stiorniuu
county , vice John U. Davidnon , roslirnej ; H ,
H , DoHlngcr , HyuniilB , Grant county , vice
J. L. Dclllnger , resigned ; Mrs. B. B. Brock ,
Paris , Sherman county , vlco J. H. Fuller ,
resigned ; Erie Morrell , Swuburgh , Dodge
countv , vlco Peter Salspalr , resigned.
Iowa postmasters appointed : H , W. Ogo-
boo , Birmingham , Van Buren county , vice
John W. Furrell , reuiovrd ; K. W. Nords-
chaw , Badger , Webster county , vlco Mos-
ness , resigned.
One Hundred I'eoplo Drowned.
VIBKNA , May 20 , ' 1 ho number of persona
drowned In the recent floods U placed ut 10v ) .
Ho Wants Admiral Klmbarly to Act
THE THREE NATION SYSTEM.
lie Says It Would lie Usolcfis , ntul
Wants tlio United States
to Assume tlio Protco
A Pcncc'Tul Profirninmo fur Samoa ,
[ Cowirtuht istit l > u Kcw Yorl : Atisoclat&lVtis.l
APIA , Siimoa ( via Sun Francisco ) , May 1.
Admiral Klmborly received n lotlor from
Matuafn n ( u\v days nftor ho hnd Issued Ills
proclamation advising tlio natives to glvo up
the war , In which Mntnnfn expressed his
pleasure at the proclamntion and ill the
kindness of the United States government ,
and said all dcstro for further war with his
countrymen Is ended. lie declares the war
to ho at an end , bccauso he earnestly desires -
sires that Samoa should ilnd n Btnto of pros
perity , and also desires to have Admiral
Klmbcrly act as arbitrator between tlio
two factions. Ho expresses the opinion
that Samoa would cscapo a danger
If the United States alone wcro to protect
and glvo support to It without the interfer
ence of any other power. Ho is sura that a
recurrence of the tlirco nation system would
bo useless , as In the past It has resulted in
the country being constantly in foment.
Admiral Kimberly replied , expressing his
pleasure that Mutnafu was willing to declare
the war at an end. Ho snld Tnmascso still
had nothing to sav of peace except on condi
tions of submission. Ha assured Mntnafn
that the efforts of the United States Govern
ment in the Berlin conference will bo directed
to obtain * those points that will tidvanco and
promote the Interests of Samoii in every re
spect , mid adjures him to bo of good heart.
Admiral ICImbcrfy declined to make the
correspondence between hlmsolt and Taina-
scso public , staling it must first go before
the department nt Washington.
The Gorman consul , Knappo , docs not
think Admiral Kimberly's proclamation will
amount to anything.
Hurr Stubel , the now Gorman representa
tive , arrived on April 2S.
Tlio Associated press correspondent had an
interview a few days ago with Mataafa , In
which the latter said his pcopio felt very
grateful for the interest the Americans hud
taken in their cause. Ho had no dcslro to
fight Tnmascso or the Germans , and would
like to see the United States declare n pro
tectorate over Samoa. He thought that was
the best way to avoid trouble , as the
natives wore continually lighting among
themselves when the consuls of tlio three
powers hnd eniinl authority. Allldavits
have neon prepared under the direction of
Matuafa which have been forwarded to the
Btuto department at Washington In reference
to the December battle , and in which several
native witnesses declare the Germans com
menced the lighting , killed ono of the natives ,
and wounded another before the Sauioaus
An attack was made a week ago by some
of Tamaseso's men upon two of Matnafa's
party who were passing oy the camp. Both
men were slightly wounded. A number of
Mntaafa's .varriors were greatly excited and
wished to attack Tamaseso , but were per
suaded to allow the incident to pass un
The British man-of-war Rapid , whipty Jpft
here ton days ago , has returned. Her cap
tain reports ho has been to Suwnrro , a small
island about four hundred miles east of Sa
moa. Ho stated the island was occupied
several years ago by residents of Auckland
for the purpose of raising cocoanuts ana that
at the latter's request the Rnpid had gone
there , raised the British flag ana formally
annexed the island as part of the British pos
Snmonn Survivors Arrive.
SAN FIIAXCIS-CO , May 20. The steamer
Uockton. bearing eight officers and 159 men
of the Vandalia , and twelve officers and 303
men from the Trenton , under command of
Captain Fnrquhar , arrived this morning
from Apia , Samoa.
The steamer Hockton v.-ns chartered In
Sydney by Lieutenant Wilson , lilted out for
the accommodation of the sailors and coaled
and provisioned lor a long trip. She arrived
at Apia in April 2 ! ) .
Admiral Kimberly decided to send away
every man the steamer could take. The
work of loading baggage was begun r.t once ,
and the steamer sailed on May 1. Admiral
Kimberly remains at Apia with several of
ficers and seventy five men. These men will
urobably bo sent homo in the course of an
other month , or transferred to any Ameri
can war ship which may touch there.
A WOMAN SMUGGLER.
$1,2OO Worth of Swiss Watches Con-
ccnlcil in Her Drapery.
Nu\v YOIIK , Mny 20. The custom house
inspectors to-day arrested Xavier and Mary
Arnold , husband and wife , who were pas
sengers on the steamer La Champagne , as
suspected smugglers. Nothing was found
on the man , but in the dress of his wife were
found twenty-six gold watches of Swiss
uiako and several chains , bracelets and
trinkets. The value of the lot was estimated
nt ? 1,230. They were arraigned in court and
hold for examination.
Fanny Davenport Marries McDowell.
New YOIIK , May 20. [ Special Telegram
to THE Bun. ] A local paper says : Miss
Funny Davenport , the actress , and Mel
bourne McDowell , her leading man , wcro
married privately by Uov. Dr. Chat-Jos H.
Eaton , pastor of the church of the Dlvino
Paternity , at Dr. Eaton's residence , East
Forty-sixth street , at a few minutes after 5
o'clock yesterday afternoon. Mrs. Eaton ,
the doctor's wlfo , who acted as ono of the
witnesses required by law ; a mala relative
of Miss Davenport , who acted as the other
witness , uud Miss Davenport's ten-year-old
nlcco , wcro the only parsons present at the
ceremony besides the principals and clergy-
To Suppress Gambling Clubs.
LONDON , May 20. The hearing In the case
of tbo persons arrested for gambling at the
time of the raid by the police lost week
upon the Field club , resulted in the convic
tion to-day of Scaton , proprietor of the club ,
who wus fined 500. The players wcro ills-
chnnrcd , The public prosecutor announced
that it was the Intention of the authorities
to suppress all gambling clubs , hundreds of
which nt present exist in London ,
* . *
Hl > j Influx or linmlurnntB.
NEW YOIIK , May 20. It was Ions after
norm to day when the dense fog that has
overspread tlio lower buy since Friday night
was sufficiently cleared away to cnublu the
immense licet of ocean stfumora anchored
there to come tin to the city. The delayed
steamers landed 5,503 Immigrants ut Custlo
Garden , the largest number In ono day for
Kmbrzzli'H Ton Tlioiinnnd.
BOSTON- , May 20. William B , Derby ,
cashier of the Mutual District Messenger
company of this city , Is under arrest charged
with embezzling * IO,000 from the \\cstern
Union Toll-graph company. It wus dis
covered that hn had nmdo It a practice to
raise thu amount of the monthly bills of the
company ugaliiftl the Western Union Tclo-
Kram company und pocket the difference.
KllloU Ills Wife. Then Knlcldi'd.
CIIATTASOOOI , Tenn. , May 20 , LouU
Bird , a negro , forty-five years of ngo , this
nftoruoon fatally stubbed his youug wlfo ,
- ( . 1 i < --ntr > nn nnil tH" " " * I'1' ' rww tlir-vt.
A Special KfTort Will bo Miulo to
Nc\v YOIIK , May 20TIio third day's bus
iness of the Presbyterian ? general assembly
opened this morning nt 0 o'clock. Dr. Me-
GUI , chairman of the standing committee on
the board of missions for frccdmcn , reported
there were 277 missionaries nt work under
the board , of whom 203 were colored , and 102
of the 110 ordained ministers were colored
also. Hov. Dr. Allen , secretary of the fund
for missions among the frcodmcn , spoke of
the necessity for energetic , work among the
colored people. "In 'the south , " ho said ,
' there are 1,8-10,550 colored children of
school age , and of- this number only 800,585
attend school. Illiteracy U on the Increase.
It can bo seen ut the rapid growth of Illiter
ate voters , of whom unscrupulous politicians
take undue advantage. It is the duty of
Americans to care for the negro.
The nctrro has cotno to stay with us , and wo
must give him an education that will fit him
for his duty to God and man , "
A resolution recommending the adoption
of the report and recommendations of the
standing committee of the board of missions
for freedom xvas adopted. Dr. W. O. Kus-
tor , of Dubuque , In. , presented the report of
the committee appointed to Inquire Into
evangelical work among emigrants , particu
larly Germans and Scandinavians. The
emigrant question , the report said , had now
got Into politics , and the racial sympathies
and prejudices that existed were likely to
breed trouble. It would bo much bettor not
to recognize emigrants as u class at nil , but
let them mcrgo into the general population
and imbibe the American spirit. But many
o. M > m won't do to this , the report says.
nut. . . . the church must seek them out and
take them within the pale of American Chris
tianity. Fifty thousand Germans In the
city of Now York have broken every church
tio. Infidelity among foreigners is on the
increase. Over four millions of emigrants
in the last four years were protcstants and
almost three millions were not.
The report then gave a synopsis of the
work done by the various protestant denom
inations and emigrant societies , in evangeli
zation among foreigners. The Germans par
ticularly needed looking after by the Pres
byterian church. A foreign tongue must bo
used in evangelizing emigrants ,
The committee recommended that n third
secretary bo appointed on the board of for
eign mlssions.wno will devote his time to the
emigrant question ,
Dr. A. C. Smith , of Frcenort , 111 , , spoico
on the report. Ho said tlio Irish emigrants
did not come under the scope of the commit
tee bccauso they were Roman Catholics.
Their energies must bo devoted principally
toward evangelizing Germans , bccauso
they would leave a deeper impress on the
future American rnco than any other nation
ality. If they refused to preach to Germans
in the German tongue , they would lose the
opportunity of preaching either to them or
to their children. The Germans were thrifty
and Intelligent , and lnllupnced Vmcrican po
litical , social and religious life , and the Pres
byterian church could not afford to Ignore
thorn. The conference then took a recess ,
and further consideration of the report on
emigrant evangelization was postponed until
In the afternoon scssfon Rov. Dr. Cattell
presented n report as chairman of the minis
terial help committee. The report recom
mended that every minister who had reached
the ago of seventy , and who has preached for
thirty years in the Presbyterian church ,
shall receive & 300 a year without his case
being considered annually by the committee.
Ttio report was adopted , and the assembly
The Southern P/rcsltytorlans.
CIIATTAXOOOA , Tenn. , "May 20. In the gen
eral assembly of the southern Presbyterians
to-day , the standing committee on Sabbath
observance submitted a report which was , on
the whole , encouraging. It denominated as
the greatest foes to the Sabbath , Sunday
trains , Sunday saloons and Sunday news
They Issue a Circular Offerlnjj Re
wards Amounting to $7.OOO.
CmcAao , May 20. The chairman of n
committee of Dr. Cronln's friends , to-night ,
issued a circular narrating the circumstances
of the doctor's disappearance , reasserting
their belief that ho wus murdered , and
"I hereby offer a reward of ? 5,000 for any
information that may lead to the arrest and
conviction of any of the principals or accessories
series to , or instigators of this crime. "
The circular further cpys :
"I am also authorized to offer a further re
ward of ? 2,000 for any satisfactory evidence
that will prove hois notdead , and that would
load to the discovery of his remains. "
Woodruff , the man who claimed to have
disposed of the mysterious trunk containing
the remains of the woman on the night Cronin -
nin disappeared , to-day told the police that
the body , when loaded into the .vagon at the
barn , was taken from tbo cellar under the
barn. Investigation by the police this after
noon disclosyl the fact that there was a col
lar there. unaXn it some bloody rags were
found. Traces of blood wcro also found in
the stable proper.
AVill Enforce the Law.
CINCINNATI , O. , May 20. The saloonkeep
ers arrestcij for keeping their saloons open
on Sunday were not tried to day , the counsel
agreeing to postpone the trials until Thurs
day. Louis Martin , who resisted the
ofllcers , was tried and found guilty. In
passing sentence the Judge took occasion to
say that ho would bo < severe In cases like
this. Ho snld , furthermore , that bo would
support in every possible way the organiza
tion of citizens now endeavoring to enforce
the law. With this emphatic announcement
from the court the prospect Is that there will
bo hereafter a general compliance with the
law , as no paloonkeepo'r carca to do business
on Sunday in violation of law when convic
tion involves the certainty of imprisonment
in the work house.
Tlio Hnssliui Conspirators.
N , May 20. , [ Special Cablegram to
TUB BEK. Advices from St. Petersburtr
state that the police , io their endeavors to
discover the full extant of the recently dis
covered plot against the czar , learned that
the ring loaders of the conspiracy oolonged
to the garrison at Cronstudt. It is reported
that the czar will dUuiit * General Gourko
from the governorship 'of Warsaw , owing to
his unpopular system of administration.
Tlio VIslWp Uupnly.
CHICAGO , May 20. XUo visible supply for
the 'week ending Muy 18 , us compiled oy
the secretary of the Chicago Hoard of trade ,
is as follows ; ' ;
Wheat . 7 . 2ii3.ooo :
Corn . . " , . 0 , aatKlO
Outs . . " . . , , . 0,751,000
Hyo . , . 1,351,000
Barley . . . . , . 002,000
The KnlsonV Anihltion.
BRIU.I.V , May 20. ' [ Special Cablegram to
Tun BEH.J Tho'jlclphsanzelggor give * the
text of Emperor William's reply to a toast
at a banquet at Brunswick last evening. In
his speech the emperor said : "I hope that
God will permit mo to lead.tho fatherland In
the way of peacetof which the policy of ray
1 Tim Wmitlicr Inrticetlons.
For Nebraska ofl.1 Dakota : Fair , generally
w.ii'mcr , winds shifting to southerly.
For lowas Generally tuirfnlluhlly warmer ,
northerly winds becoming variable.
At Philadelphia * The 'Maryland , from
At Hamburg Vbo Wlolanu , from Now
CARSON TAKEN TO LINCOLN ,
An Unusual Drop of Horsa Thlovos
SENATOR POPE TO BE MARRIED.
Otoo County's Insane Two Ijtttlo
Girls Moot Violent Deaths A
Hatch of Suicides An Old
Carson Bent to Lincoln.
BHATIUCI : , Neb. , May 20. [ Special Tolo-
grnm to Tun Bnc. I Sheriff Davis sent Car
son , the negro who murdered Chauncoy
West , to Lincoln for safe keeping. Carson ,
to-dnv , waived examination , nnd his trial will
bo begun ou Juno 10.
Stolen Horsei Kccovcrcd.
BLAIII , Nob. , Mny 20. [ Special to Tun
BKK. ] Several men from Iowa came to
town Saturday evening In pursuit of a thief
who had stolen a buggy and two horses
near Council Bluffs. Sunday morning Night
Wntchman Thco Mazcnti and B. George Rot
on his trade nnd found him about six miles
south of Dccatur. The team had given out
nnd ho hud put up n farm house for the
evening , although no ono was at homo ut the
time , i'ho thief escaped to the woods nenr
by , but they got the team and buggy.
BIrs. Host-Hits' Insanity.
NEIIKASKA. CmNob. . , May 20. [ Special
to Tun BEE.I Mrs. Rosollns has boon ex
amined by the board of Insanity and she will
bo sent to Lincoln to-morrow. Her keeper ,
Mrs. Brubakcr , who was so violently as
saulted by the demented woman yesterday ,
Is resting easy. Her injuries extend to u
broken rib nnd n number of severe bruises.
It has bcon said that Mrs. Uosollns' insanity
dates from the birth of her lust child , sev
eral months ago , but u lady friend ot
the unfortunate woman says that she
has suffered for several years. Mrs. Hosc-
hns Is the daughter of James O'Hourko , n
wealthy farmer and a devout nnd strict
Catholic. Therefore , when his daughter
married Mr. Uosolins , against the father's
remonstrance and the law of the church , she
was disinherited , und , the lady informant
says , excommunicated. Her former friends
turned ngainst hyr and It is said that the
constant reproaches resulted in finally un
balancing her inind , and ended in her present
Tried to Kill Ills Faintly.
Loutsviu.H , Nub. , May 20. [ Special to
Tun Bin : . ] James ingrain , a prominent nnd
wealthy farmer , three miles from this town ,
became deranged and attempted to kill his
family , but they escaped to a neighbor's.
Ho came to town , purchased powder und
shot und started to hunt them up , threaten
ing to shoot his wife. The sheriff arrested
him and ho was to bo examined to-day be
fore the commissioners of insanity nt Plntts-
mouth. Family troubles uro supposed to bo
A Little Girl Drugged to Death.
KEAKN-EY , Neb. , Muy 20. fSpecial Tele
gram to Tin : Bnc.J Ono of William Fraz-
ler's little girls , aged cloven , living nenr old
Fort Kearney , was dragged to death nt nonn
to-day by a runaway Jiorso. She wont into
a field near the barn , where a team was
picketed , to bring the horses into the stable.
No ono saw her approach the horses , and
when she was next seen ono of the horses
was running at break-neck speed , dragging
the body of the little cirl caught in the coils
of the picket rope. The animal could-not bo
slopped in time to save her life. The body
was horribly mutilated.
Arrests in NabrnsUn City.
NnmiASKA Onr , Neb. , May 20. [ Special
Telegram to TUB BEE. ! James 'Calvin was
arrested to-ddy for giving liquor to a friend
yesterday , Sunday , from the effects of
which the latter got drunlc. Ho will bo
prosecuted under the Slocumb law. A war
rant was sworn out to-day for the arrest of
Mr. A. T. Shannon , by n hack driver , Frank
Dillon , charging him with assault with in
tent to kill. The trouble grow out of n
street row which Mr. Shannon tried to break
up b.v using u club. Ho will huvo u trial to
The Douho Brothers Round Over.
NOIIPOI.K , Nob. , May 20. [ Special Tele
gram to TJIR BEK. ] The Bocho brothers ,
Herman nnd William , who were arrested
and put under bonds on the charge of mur
dering George Ives , on the 23rd of April last ,
appeared before Justice Bcols this afternoon
and had their preliminary examination.
They were bound over , Herman in the sum
of JIO.OOO . und William in the sum of $3,000 ,
to appear ut tbo next term of the district
Senator I'ope to bo Married.
FJIJEND , Neb , Mny 20. [ Special to THE
BEE. ] Hon. John D. Pope , who represented
Snllno county as senator in the recent legis
lature , is about to follow Senator Taggart's
example nnd get married. The bride-to-be Is
Miss Lillian McDougall , also of this placo.
She is the daughter of Mrs. Caroline McDou-
gall , and nn estimable young lady. The
wedding will take place Wednesday evening ,
Muy 21) ) . This marriage will leave Senator
Cornell , of Valentine , and Senator Shunnor ,
of Holt county , the only bachelors In the
Hiienlc Thieves In Crete.
CHF.TB , Nob. , May 20. [ Spaclal'to Tin :
BEE , ] Sneak thieves inado a raid upon
several houses hero Saturday night. Among
other goods Is a cow set of harness , Boston
make , stolen from Barstow & Sherman's
training stable ; also another sot of harness
from the barn of Hov. Scherrcr. Some
horse trainers have boon camping near the
city for several days , and they nro silspcctcd
as the raiders. The police are after them.
The Crete Chaiitnuqua.
CHUTE , Neb , , May 20 , [ Special Telegram
to TUB BEE. ] The officers of the Crete
Chautauquu nssembly , F. T. Foss , the presi
dent , at the head , uro hard at work making
arrungomonts for the meeting to commence
on Juno " 7. The programmes of the assem
bly uro now being distributed nil over the
'state nnd the prospects for a larger attend
ance this year than on any previous uro the
An Old fioldior Mlssfntr.
NKHHASICA CITV , Muy 20. [ Special Telegram -
gram to Tun Bui : . ] .1. S. Muck , uged sev
enty , an old boldier , who came hero with
his family from Madison county , several
weeks ngo , loft lib homo Saturday morning
to consult a physician , BIIICO which tlmo no
trace of him can bo found. It Is feared ho
wandered uway and died , or fell Into the
river during temporarily derangement. His
family is greatly distressed ,
AiTi'fctod I'or Foruory.
MEAD , Neb. , Muy 20. [ Kpecinl Telegrnm
to TUB BEIT. ] Dr. P. Janss , of Grand Island ,
who travel * over the state doing surgical
work , was arrested ut this place , to-day , by
tno sheriff of Cumliig county on the charge
of forgery. Ho wuu taken to West Point In
custody of the sheriff this afternoon. He
wus doing a big business hero und thu arrest
caused qulto a ripple of excitement ,
Nut tin ) Jfohhrra.
UNION , Nob. , Muy 20.-Special | to Tun
BEK. ] As Benjamin Albin was going homo
from this place , Saturday evening , ho was
$12. Three men , the number engaged In the
robbery , were arrested nnd tried , last night ,
before Squire Barntim , but the evidence was
circumstantial , nnd they were discharged.
Insanity In Otoo County.
Nr.miASKA CITV , Nob. , May 20. [ Special
Telegram to TUB Br.B. ] Otoo county seems
to bo particularly unfortunate in cases of In
sanity ; the county Jnll has at present three
Inmates , two men nnd ono woman , waiting
for admission to the asylum. Two more nro
waiting at the county Infirmary , whllo an
other Is being cured for by friends In the
A Very Nnrrow
PIATTSMOUTH , Neb. , May 20. [ Special to
Tun Br.n. ] An accident happened In this
city , to-day , which narrowly escaped prov
ing fatal. A buggy containing Mr. Hlchnrd
Ulortt and fnnilly.ot Lincoln , and Mrs. Cum-
mlngs , of this city , was run Into by n team
hauling n loud of dirt , the polo Just grazing
the back of Mrs. Cummlngs. Miraculously
the occupants of the vohlclo were uninjured ,
other than being badly shaken up and
Norfolk's Hhootini ; Tournament.
Noiiroi.ic , Nob. , Mny 2J. | Special Tele
gram to Tun BBB.I The shooting tourna
ment opens to-morrow nt 0 o'clock. There
nro plenty of live birds on hand. A number
of shooters hnvo arrived from the oust , nnd
more will bu In this evening. There will bo
four contests to-morrow , the nggregntcd
moneys ou them being WJU.
Snlctdo in Fnlrbnry.
FAiitnt'iiv ' , Nob. , Muy 20 , [ Special Telegram -
gram to Tun BEK. ] Tilly Uuy , an unmarried
lady , thirty yours old , committed suicide to
day by taking strychnlno. She hnd recently
returned from Colorado , where she had
proved upon u claim , No cause for the
suicide Is known.
Suicide oT n Vaarnnt.
DAKOTA CITY , Nob. , Mny 20. [ Special
Telegram to THE BUE. ] A vng , named W.
Paulson , of Covlngton , committed suicide
this evening by cutting his face with n razor.
Despondency was the eauso assigned.
tV Stolen Horse in Nchrnskn City.
NEIWVSKA CITV , Nob. , Mny 20. [ Special
Telegram to Tun iJnE.l A horse stolen nt
Plutlsmouth was in town to-dny , nnd a man
tried to sell it but escaped when the ofllcers
went after him.
Flreinen'H Tournament Postponod.
NEIIHASKA CITV , Muy20. [ Special to Tin :
BEE. ] The great firemen's tournament , to
hnvo bcon hold in this city on the 2itb ! , has
been declared oft indefinitely owing to some
mi&undcrsiaudltig regarding the arrange
Drowned In a Water Tank.
MEAD , Neb. , May 20. | Special Telegram
to TUB UEE.J A little two-year-old son of
S. P. Hobinson , living north ol Mead , was
drowned to day by fulling into a wuter tank.
AN AMERICAN IN G13UMANY.
Miss Liyon of Ann Arbor Destitute
BKUI.IN' , May 20. [ Special Cablegram to
TUE BEE. ] A sad case of destitution has
been brought to the notice of the Americans
residing in Germany. A young lady , Miss
Hattlo Lyon , born ut Ann Arbor , Mich. , wlib
has , for some time past , been studying
music In Berlin , found herself afflicted with
a stiffness of the hands , nnd despondence
nnd aberration of her intellect followed.
She made two unsuccessful attempts at
suicide , and was * recently found wandering
aimlessly about at Duhlwitz , near Pangs-
dorf , where the village authorities charitably
took the waif under their protection , and
are carinc for her.
Miss Lyon , whoso father is dead , has a
sister in Akron , O. No more forcible warn
ing could bo given to young lady artists than
the story in this case , the moral of which is :
"Don't cotno to Europe with a view to living
on urt alone. "
lilsiiiarclc in Good Humor.
Muy 20. [ Special Cablegram to
TUB BEE. ] At the Fruhschoppen given l y
Prince Bismarck to-day , the chancellor en
tertained his guests by relating ninny inter
esting anecdotes. Ho conversed at length
with Dr. Windthorst , and congratulated
Deputy Hammachor , who represented the
mine owners in the recent conference with
the Westphallnn strikers , and who had ro
ccivcd a telegram announcing that the strike
was ended Prince Bismarck partly excused
himself for the heat shown by him in con
nection with the Hlchtor accident in the
A BAXTlilS IN V111GIN1A.
Three Detectives Answer n Mob's De
mand AVItli ItnlletH.
PAiiKEitsnimi , W. Va. , May 20. Three de
tectives , who went to Tyior county to arrest
persons implicated In the murder of Jacob
Morgan , were notified , Sulurduy night ,
whllo stopping nt n residence , thai they
would bo attacked before morning.
About 3 o'clock a number of men sur
rounded the house and demanded the
surrender of" the ofllccrs , who replied
with a volley. The buttle continued some
time , when the assailants retired. In the
morning ofllcers found blood marks In ttio
woods , which would indicate that two or
three of the attacking party had been
wounded and curried nwuy. They huvo obtained - -
tained reinforcements , nnd uro expecting an
other utlucl : . Tyler county Is much excited
over the affair.
Cone Had : on Natural < Jnw.
Pmsiiuiio , Muy 23. [ Special Telegram to
THE Br.i ) . ] The Evening Press to-day stntcs
thai the Allegheny County Electric. Light
company , of whlcli George Westlnghouso Is
president , has , slnco last Tuesday , been
using cool us fuel Instead of natural ( MIS.
Westlnghouso is president of the biggest
natural gas company in tlio world. The
Press claims that the change was inado us a
matter of economy. The man who is sup
plying coal says that ho understands that
the amount necessary to run the plant costs
no moio than half the price paid for gas ,
The Allegheny plant also furnishes a largo
part of the electricity for lighting Plttsburg ,
Adjustment or Hntew.
CHICAGO , III. , May 20. Tlio Interstate com
merce commission has fixed Monday as the
time for the hearing of the case of the
Chicago board of trade * against the western
railroads , In which the latter uro accused of
discrimination against Chicago m rela
tion to the adjustment of rates on live hogs
nnd packing products from Missouri river
points. The proposed change In these rates
will bo strongly , opposed bv the associated
packers oC Iowa , Omaha und Kansas City.
A Negro Lynched.
WICKI.IFFI : , Ky , , May 20. Joe Thorton ,
the negro who brutally outraged a little
while girl several days ago , xvas taken -from
Jail this morning and lynched. The sheriff
tried to resist the mob , but was drugged out
and u rope placed about his neck , when he
weakened und handed over the keys.
All Quirt nt ForcHt City.
LITTLB HOCK , Ark. , Mny 20. There has
neon no more trouble at Korcnt City and It Is
bellovcd quiet ha ? been restored.
Dhuloop Hlnich Miirrird.
LONDON , Muy 20. Dhuleou Singh , the
Indian prince , has been privately married to
MI. . A.III Wc-thoroll , In Pnri * .
CHICAGO'S ' INSANE ASYLUJiT
A Story of Cruelty That Almost
TWO DEMONICAL ATTENDANTS.
A Former Patient IVlls How They
Killed u Jinft Inmate The Broken.
Ann niut Shntternil Ulb of
the Witness ,
The Court lloom Still ns Dcnth.
CuiOAdo , May 20. The most horrible rcvo-
latloa yet nuulo In the Investigation of the
Chicago public lusatio asylum , was that
reached to-day In the testimony of Gcorgo
Hill , n locomotive engineer , now employed
by the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern
railway. Ho was admitted to the Institution
In January , 1SSS , sufTcrlnir from a slight
mental dcrunaouiunt , mid was discharged as
cured In the following May. When ho wont
to the asylum an attendant named Lott nskcd
him If ho was Insane. Hill said ho was not.
"Well " replied Lott "wo will
, , make you a
damn sight Insannr thiin you nro now. "
Another attendant named .lullan ordnred
Hill to sweep oat a room , and on saying ho
had not como there lor that purpose ,
knocked him down and kicked him In the
body and mouth , knocking two teeth out.
Hill tried to cover his fuco by netting hl
head beneath n bench , when Julian turned
the bench over , broaitlng Hill's arm. Hill
rolled up his qout sleeve in court and showed
n huge lump where ttio ends of the broken
bones badly Joined , stood out. They knocked
him down , ho said , ntul broke ono of his ribs.
His arm caused him great pain tmd ho could
not pet proper treatment. He tried
to seek ttio doctor , but Julian told him If ho
dared to speak ho would kill him right thoro.
Ono day Hill had an opportunity of convers
ing with Supervisor Jones and told him ho
was badly treated. Afterwards two attend
ants knocked him down and hold him whllo
Julian repeatedly kicked him In the head and
breast. On getting up with blood running
from his face , Hill said ho would hnvo Jus
tice some day whereupon Julian cursed him
and knocked him aown mid kicked him
Hill snld n now patient named Levy wn
brougnt in ono day. Bo did not irnow enough
to go to the dining room , and Attendants
Julian nnd Lott knocked him down and
Jumped on his stomach until ho was unable
to move. Tl'.oy then picked him up nnd
threw him on a bed. Levy died tluit night.
The court room was as still as death dur
ing this awful recital. Judge Pcndergasi In
structed the witness to bring In his wlfo to
corroborate his story , and n physician was
detailed to examine Hill's arm and ribs.
Several other witnesses testified to the
brutality of the attendants , the miserable
quality of the food , etc.
County Physician Todd testilied that
Kobcrt Burns , whoso do.ith resulted In this
Investigation , did not die of consumption , as
was stated by Superintendent Iviermm on
the ccrtilicato of death.
The defendants in the petition for the
dismissal of the matron of the Homo for In
curables , nnd certain officers of the institu- ,
tlon , for cruelty and mismanagement , filed
their answers to day. All charges uro
Mrs. Cleveland's Mother Marries a
JACICSOX , Mich. , May"5o. Great interest
was aroused In society circles yesterday when
the rumor bccomo curiont that Mrs. Emma
C. Folsoin. mother of ex-President's Clove-
land's wife , was to bo married to-day to Mr.-
Henry E. Perrlno , a merchant of Buffalo
Mrs. Folsom came hero on the 8th Inst. and
has been quietly stopping with her
relatives. Mr. Porrino has been at
the hotel since Wednesday last.
The rumor was corroborated , last evening ,
by the arrival of Mrs. Cleveland , who pro
ceeded to the residence of her aunt , Mrs.
Ucimnu , where Mrs. Folsom is stopping.
Extraordinary precautions had boon takcu.
to keep the affair quiet , and very few
were cognizant of it until the last
moment. The wedding was sol-
emui/cd at V o'clock this evening.
Hov. U. B. B.ilcom , of St. Paul's Episcopal
church , oftlciatcd. The bride was attired In n
traveling costume. Mr. and Mrs. I'errino lof B
on the night train for Chicago and the west
for u trip Oefore returning to Buffalo to re
side. Mrs. Cleveland will remain for a few
days the guest of Mrs. Cadmnn before leav
ing for home.
The groom is about fifteen years the senior
of the bride , who is n well preserved woman
Mind llcndcr Htstiop's Funeral.
Nr.w Yoitic , Mny 20. Over two hundred
persons visited the undertaking establish
ment , to-day , and viewed the remains ol
Washington Irving Bishop , the mind reader.
The casket , shortly after 1 o'clock , wa *
placed in a hearse and taken Into the Hoff
man house , where his mother , the widow and
the friends and pall bcarors of the deceased
entered carnages and were a riven to Graca
church. At the church a largo crowd awaited
the arrival of the cortege and n force ol
nolico wus stationed In front of the edifice tq
preserve order. Afturbervlccs the body wa <
taken to Greenwood cemetery for Interment ,
Hurulai-H Mnke a Haul.
MKIIIUU , , Wis. , May 20. Burglars entered
F. N. Shulfor & Sons' Jewelry store Satur
day night and stele about ? 3,000 dollars worth
of Jewelry from u sample trunk belonging to
Arnstlno Bros. & Molr , of Cleveland , O. The
mcst valuable portion of the goods , valued
at $10,000 , were overlooked In tlio hurry.
There is no clue to the burglars.
Kaunas State Capitol ,
Toi'KKA , Kan. , May 20. [ Special Tnlcgram
to TUB Hiiis.j The contract for the com
pletion of the state capltol was awarded ,
to-day , to George II. Kvuns & Co. , of TopoUa
There wcro about thirty bidders , the siio.
ccssful firm securing the work at f 107,500.
The work will commence at once , and it Is
believed the main building will bo ready tot
occupancy In two years.
HlOITH Not llldlOKMl.
New YOIIK , May 20.--AHilstant District
Attorney fioff , to-day , Instructed the grand
Jury not to find an Indictment against George
M. Slorrs , son of the late Ktnory Storrs , ol
Chicago , charged with attempted blackmail
by his wlfo. The hitter is bucking n dlvorco
and besides wus desirous of pressing u crim
Nrw Km noli Itond In Knimu ? .
Toi'Kiu , Kan. , May 20. [ Special Telegram
to Tin : Bui- ] The Kansas City , Wyandotte
& Northwestern railroad filed a charter ,
to-day , with the secretary of state for n
branch line , ninety miles in length , to bo
known as the Kansas City , Lawrence to
Wlchltaw road , running from Tonganoxlc ,
on the main line , to the city Of Wichita. It
will be conutracted ut onco.
Intimidated My Ktrlkcrw.
BIUUIUOOII , III. , May 20. A force of men
proceeding to the mines to go to work , to
day , wcro met by a lurgo body of strikers ,
who threatened violence and placed ties ou
the truck in front of the tramways. Owing
to the Interfere n co operations were not re
sumed , but another attempt will be snudo to
, Mil , , Mny 20. The pnsaengcr
steamer John S. Hopkins burned to-night In
the buy ; lens , fi'fU.OOO. The explosion of
burntl ( if uirjientlno caused the fire.
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