Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, July 07, 1889, Part I, Image 1

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Bloody Encounter Between Strikers
and Police.
Scenes of Slaughter Frhjhtlul to
They Are Used With Fatal BfToot
By the Combatants.
Tlio Mllltla Ordered Out nnd Quiet
Finally llcHtorcd List of
the Dead and In-
lured Men.
Desperate Rtrlkoro.
Dci.BTir , July 0' The laboring men's
strike , which has bcon In progress several
days , culminated this uftci noon lu a bloody
war between the strikers nnd policemen ,
Thirty determined policemen were pitted
against 3,009 , desperate strikers armed with
pistols , stones aud clubs. Four
thousand" men were employed on
street nnd sewer improvements nt tl.M ) per
day until last Tuesday , when fifteen
hundred struck ( or nn advance of 23 cents
per day. The contractors refused to accede
to the demand. The strlkcis had many re
cruits each day. and the mob finally increased
to nearly three thousand. There had been
ugly rumors of the determined attitude of
the strikers nil day , nnd preparations had
been mido by the police for any emergency.
All duy long men have been nt work on
the Fifth street contract , but about 3 o'clock
the strikers compelled them to desist. At
8:30 : o'clock a crowd of strikers had reached
Third street nnd Tenth avcnno west , where
1 the shade of trees and the known determin
ation ot the pollco at Garfield avenue
decided them to wait. About 4:30 : a mob
headed by a number of hot-headed men
rallied and stalled back for the sewer
trench. They wore Infuriated by the pres
ence of the police nnd their control
of the situation. Half an hour
later they made a rush for
the cordon of police. The police drew
itboir clubs nnd revolvers. Seeing there was
no use to bother with the clubs , they fired
into the angry mob. A volley , and ono
striker lay dead , while seven more were
wounded , some most seriously. Ono police
man was hot through the Jaws. Three
men are dead and twelve or fifteen wounded.
The strikers started from Twentieth
avenue , while another body came down
from Third street by Fifteenth avenue
and made a rush with clubs nnd rooks , Tuo
police stood their ground. Who did the first
firing is not known. As the strikers made
the rush u single shot was fired , then crack ,
crack , crack , went the rlllt-s of the police ,
followed by a fusllado from the strikcro' re
After the first fire came an awful hush , as
the combatants were appalled at the awful
result of their woilr. On the walk In front
lay a man shot through the head. Several
, moro were bleeding from ghastly wounds.
At 5:45 : company 1C , of the statemllltla , ar
rived , and with bayonets drove the crowds
from Michigan street. The mayor then made
n speech , ordering the crowd to disperse.
The police nnd militia then drove the crowds
from all the streets. At G o'clock tbo strikers
bad dispersed. Following Is n list of the
dead and wounded :
Ono striker , shot through the heart ; Tom
Fitsimmons , shot through the back , died to
night ; Alfred Anderson , u striker , shot in
the chest , will probably die ; Gcorgo
Pollltior , n street car driver , shot in
the head ; Ed Cummings , n striker , stabbed
in the groin with a bayonet ; York Castigan ,
a striker , dangerously shot in the shoulder ;
Hokon Benson , a striker , shot in the upper
leg , may die.
Ot the police force the following were
wounded :
Captain Thomas McLaughlln , stab in hip ;
Sergeant Clements , shot In the hands ; Officer
O'Donncll , abdomen ; Smallet , foot ; Harri-
gan , thigh ; Hoyden , arm ; Donavan , face
and hip ; Wulkorluh , face and thigh ; Kil-
gorc , shoulder.
The Cornnor'ti Jury Holds tlio Propri
etors ot the I.1111 Responsible.
JOHNSTOWN , Pa.,1 July 0. After considering -
' ing all the evidence in connection with the
Johnstown horror the coroner's
, Jury to
night finally rendered the following verJlct :
Wo , the undersigned , a Jury of inquest
empanelled to invoUlgato the cnuso of the
death of Ellen Illto on the 31st
day of May , after hearing the testi
mony , do ilnd that Ellen Ilito cnmo to
her death from drowning , and the drowning
waa caused by the breaking of the South
Fork dam. Wo further find from the testi
mony and what wo saw on the ground that
there was not a sufllclent outlet for waste
water , nor was the dam constructed suffi
ciently strong nor of proper material to
withstand the overflow , and hero wo
find the owners of said dam were
culpableIn not making it us safe us
should have been done , especially In view of
the fact that a population of many thousands
were in tlio valley below. Wo hold that the
owners are responsible for the fearful loss
ol life an'd propeity resulting from the break
ing of the dam.
A Vnrloty of Interesting Hems From
the French Capital.
[ Copwrtu'it ' IkSS lit James ( Ionian ltcnn < lt.\ \
PAUIS , July 0. [ Now York Herald Cable-
Special to TUB UEIS. ] The Parisian summer
is now nt white boat. The thermometer at
the pigeon shooting club In the Bols do Bo
logna this nftorroon wus S5 lu the shado.
The wind is f outhwestorly und seems to
parch the leaves , which nro already turning
brown. The Bols do Bologno continue ! to
be the faihkmnbla rondnzyous for horseback
riders. The women hnvo now adopted the
straw hat , and the effect of tlio amazon cos
tume is vary pleasing.
The political situation Is that of a calm bo-
fora n storm. 'I he chambers do not eoeui
nuy longer to represent the nation and , now
that the budget is voted , the wish of almost
everyone who Is not a deputy , Is that tka
chamber should got Itself out of the way as
( juicily an possible aud not wash any moro
dirty linen in publlo. Half a dozen different
mutters came before tha chamber of deputies
to-day , the mof ( interesting to the general
publlo being the bill rotative to the construc
tion of various railway lines of strategi
cal Importance In the south of
franco. It was proposed to concede
the lines In question to the Southern Hall
way company. Notwithstanding this , tbero
was an observation from M. Montane that
.ho matter was Important enough to bo
looked after by the state Itself , This the
reading of the bill was maintained. M. Do
Lntro recommended the government to hurry
on the construction of the projected line ,
Muling that the French defenses on the
southeastern frontier were alarmingly in
ferior to these possessed by Italy. The bill
was voted without division. Principal
among tha lines projected Is the ono running
from Nice to Dratrulgnnn.
The extreme loft have proved * hat they
are not above or below sacrificing their prin
ciples to the needs of the moment. The dep
uties of tills uarty met to-day to decide
what should bo their attttudo with respect to
arrest 23 of the now military bill , relative to
the military , service of ecclesiastical students
and young mon studying for the literary
professions. According to to the reading
adopted by the chamber no dispensation Is to
be accorded ty the classes In question. The
senate , however , with moro consideration
of the opinions of Catholics , who described
the measure as downright persecution ,
passed an air.cndmcnt by which the classes
In question were required to servo only ono
year. M. Weckorshelmer , ono of the mem
bers of the extreme loft , having been assured
by the minister of war that ecclesiastical
students would bo required to servo in the
ranks in tlmo of peace and would only bo em
ployed in the ambulance corps in war time ,
the deputies of party decided not to oppose
the military bill , or In other words , to
accept tbo compromise proposed by the son
M. Yuhcs Gulzot , who returned from St.
Etlcnno this morning , acquainted M , Carnet
and his colleagues of the cabinet with the
icsults of the inquiry which has bcon opened
respecting the cases of the explosion in the
Verpllloux mine. Every possible precaution ,
it appears , hud been taken , and the catns-
tropno was ono of these which set nt defi
ance all human foresight. "Every effort , "
continues the minister of public works , "has
been made both to rescue the victims and
to alleviate the suffering of their families. ' '
Constan , who had remained at St. ticnno ,
had placed 30,000 francs at the disposal of
tbo prefect of Loire.
After hearing the report of each of the
ministers present the cabinet subscribed 800
francs in aid of the families of the victims of
the disaster. Subscriptions for the same
object have been opened in all local centers
nnd several influential Paris newspapers.
M. Do Lancssau , deputy of Seine , Is an
other Lord Charles Bercsford. The French
navy , If not already iro'no to the dogs , Is , in
his opinion , on Its way towaids that unde
sirable bourne. The mnneouvcrs of the
channel and Medltoranean squadrons that
have been going on this week only confirm
M. Do Lanessau In his pcsslmcssitic belief ,
and ho has accordingly written to the min
ister of marine to inform him that ho
M. Do JLaucssau will put the question in the
chamber on Monday regarding the immedi
ate measures to be taken towards remedying
the defects of the French navy and provid
ing for the defcnso ot French coasts. If M.
Do Lancssau is reliable authority the
French channel-Atlantic squadrons com
bined are not strong enough to prevent -
vent the German fleet from cflccting
a Junction with the Italian float in the
Mcditerancan. Then , again , a French
squadron in the last named waters could
neither hope to scope successfully with the
combined Italian and Austrian fleets nor
prevent the bombardment of southern ports.
During the naval manovvers which M. Do
Lanessau cites to strengthen his position ,
the attacking fleet succeeding in entering
Cherbowg without difficulty.
There was an unusually largo attendance
nt this afternoon's' performance of Buffalo
Bill's Wild West show. A large proportion
of these present had bcon attracted to the
Ncuilly camp by the announcement that the
equestrian skill of Colonel Cody's ' cowboys
was to bo put to the test in riding vicious
French horses of which they know
nothing whatsoever. Certain Parician
centlemon , who fancied thai the
exhibition of bucking horses was
conducted with animals to display a wildness -
ness they hud long before had taken out of
them , laid heavy wagers with other mem
bers of the Jockey cl.'b who had confluence
in tlio genuineness of the bucking horse act ,
that they could produce an animal which a
cowboy could not saddle , bkllo and ride in
the time usually devoted to that portion of
the performance. The horse selected
was Lorctlf , a powerful black stal
lion , seventeen hands high , belonging to
M. Tolland , that had acquired a well-
merited reputation for vlciousuess by killing
two mon who had attempted to break him
into the saddle and bridlo. Ho was not
brought to the camp until a few minutes be
fore the commencement of the performance ,
nnd when the time came for bucking horses
ho was turned loose into the arena with the
bronchos and ether horses used in the act.
Bo hud no ; gone far before a lasso , thrown
by Tony E. Squival , settled uround his neck ,
nnd this novel experience was such a sur
prise that bo offered no sorlous resistance
to being saddled and bridled. Then bo ap
purently realized the situation nnd while the
sual business was in progress ho mudo
things particularly lively for these 'who
were holding him. After five or six bron
chos had been ridden Larettf was led for
ward und before ho know what was to bo
done with him , Jim Kidd , a Wyoming cow
boy , was on his back. For a few minutes
Larctlf showed that | ti the art of bucking
ho had nothing to loam from his American
brother. He nllernutoly pawed the air with
his fore and hind feet , cave leaps and did his
level best to unbent his rider , but nil m vain.
Presently ho gave a struggle and allowed
Kldd to put him through his paces around
and around , while the delighted audience
arose to its feet , cheering and waving hats
nnd handkerchiefs with enthusiasm. Pres
ently Kidd pulled up , another cowboy
got on behind him and I.aretlf ,
after a brief struggle , was foiced to carry a
double load around the arena. Mr. Tillead
was Hi J first to declare that the performance
was a magnificent exhibition ot equestrian
skill , and tha disappointed backers of Lartif ,
although they had as much as 50,000 franca
at stake on him , did not even attempt to
claim a foul. Even tha other's horses
scorned to enjoy the scone. Among
these present at this interesting
exhibition was a squad of Uncle Sam's sailor
boys from the United btatcs apprentice
training uhlp Jamestown , now at Cherbourg ;
alto a detachment of ono hundred soldiers of
the Iln ? whom Qcneial Saussler had sent to
occupy the scats that are reserved for the
garrison of Paris at all performances of the
Wild West show.
Klcnlnu the Amalgamated Scale ,
Pnrsiiimu , July 0. Among the iron firms
signing the amalgamated scale to-day was
the North Chicago Uolllug Mill company , oi
Chicago. Up to date uluuty-eight firm * have
signed the scale.
Now Orleans Cheering for the Bal-
tlmoro Brulsor.
Crowds Push and Joatlo to Got a
Look at Him.
A Catholio Prloat BIoooos Him at
Tlio Pride of Boston Keeps In Ilia
Quarters While the City
With Greeting to Ilia
Fistic Rival.
Kllrnlti Certain of Victory.
Nuw Oiti.iuxs , July 0. [ Special Telegram
to TUB Bun. 1 Never In the memory of the
oldest inhabitant has tno Crescent City
shown such enthusiasm over anything as she
does over the presence of the Maryland pug
ilist camp , St. Charles , Canal , Caromiclot
streets , and all the artorcrlcs lending thereto
nro a surging mass of humanity , and at the
time of this writing there Is fully 5,000 men
congregated in front and in the vicinity of
Moreau's hotel on Canal street ,
where Kllr.Un Is dining , nil anxious
to catch a glimpse of the idol
of the hour. The cheering and waving of
hats and handkerchiefs beggars description.
Every other man wears Kilrain's colors , anu
the gamins on the streets hawk his picture
around and do a rushing trado. Dcspito the
croaklngs of these to whom the wish was
father to the thought , ICllraln's special ar
rived at Now Orleans at 10:58 : .prompt , and
as the cars draw into the Queen & Crescent
depot such a shout went up as made the
welkin ring. A special train left the city at
7:15 : this morning convoying Stevenson ,
Harding , Mixo Donavan , Dennis Butler
and A. Beemnn , They were bound for
Pearl river , to meet the incoming train bear
ing with it the man who is to face John L.
next Monday. At 9:30 your representative
was on board grasping the hand of Pony
Moore , the father-in-luw of Mitchell and the
principal backer of Kilraln , und an old time
acquaintance of Tin : BUB reporter. Intro
ductions to both Mitchell and Kilraln fol
lowed , and a delightful time was spent talk
ing over the prospects of the forthcoming
battle and exchanging opinions with the
gentlemen comprising the partv
as to what the outlook was.
All Kilrain as Its is fair pluy.
He is in splendid condition. His face bears
the unmistakable appearance of perfect
health. Turnbull , of the New York Herald ,
said :
"Tho fight will bo between a quarter horse
and a mile heater. Jake Isn't a fool. He
knows Bully's tricks. You bet ho will make
mincemeat of him. Don't bo mistaken about
men. Jake has moro staying uower than
SullUun every time , and as for scientific
fighting , why , there is no comparison. "
Charley Mitchell says : "I have Jake
wbero Sullivan will never get at him. When
you sco him strip you will ngrco with me. "
The reception at the depot and the progress
to the club amounted to au ovation. The streets
were crowded , cheering all along the line.
Kihain made a most favorable impression
with those privileged to meet him. Ito-
spending to a call of "Kilrain , " "Kilrain , "
ho said that ho came to fight perfectly fair
and square , and all ho asked ho felt ho would
got from the southern people , and that
was fair play. After resting for a couple of
hours carriages were taken and n drive
around the city was taken. Pony Moore has
$15,000 to bet on Juke , and ho says that
should Kilraln get whipped hu wilt at once
challenge iho slugger on behalf of Mitchell
for $10,000 a side and the championship ,
Roach , ot the Baltimore American , says :
"Of course Kilrain will win. Ho Is In bet
ter condition than ho ever was , and Sullivan
is fur wide of what he should be. "
At Chattanooga the Maryland man was
ctieercd , and a Catholic priest who was in
the depot blessed the "pug" and hoped bo
would win.
Governor Nicholls told THE BEE man to
day ho know his duty and would do it. This
means the governor will try and stop the
fight. Adjutant General Fairies threatens
to call out the militia , and the uuthbritics
generally ore flapping their wings , but the
profane put their fingers to their nose and
spread their fingers out.
It Is no use surmising who will bo referee ,
a dozen names are mentioned. Aleck Brew-
stor , who acted at tno Sullivan-Ryan fight ,
has loft the city , so that ho cannot bo called
upon. Tbo battle ground Is not yet selected.
The Western Union and Associated press
representatives are the maddest mon In Now
Orleans. They don't know a whit moro than
the corner loafer , but pretend they are wise
and look owlish.
Despite the long odds offered in the pool
rooms , no betting has bcon done. The men
who prance around and say Sullivan will
kill Kilrain in ono round , wont say to the
extent of f 30 to $50 that ho will win in six
rounds. Nobody would venture $100 to a
$1,000 that Kilraln would go under the first
round ,
Sullivan has lain low all day. Fickle
minded clamor has never asked for htm once ,
but ho has been doing good training , not to
pull down bis Uesn , but to prevent It accumu
lating , for it is acknowledged that the gen
tleman from the Hub gathers beef In a most
distressing manner. TUG BUB man saw htm
exercising. Ho Jumped the rope 040 times
and quit trembling in the legs and manifestly
winded. His work at the bag punching was
marvelous , The fiist blow lie struck ripped
it up as if a knife had cut It. Again ho
tapped it four times at lightning speed before
It passed. His physique Is perfect , The
muscles stand out magnificently and work
smoothly like a line piece of mechanism.
Late last night a conforcnco was bold and
it was considered fairly satisfactory , yet
tbero are many crooked places to uiako
straight. Renaud looks after tbo excursion
party , Duffy is charged with getting the
principals on the ground. The tickets for
the fight , 115 each , entitle the bolder
to a camp stool. The specials leave
the northeastern depot to-morrow at mid
night. There has been about aovon hundred
tickets sold.
The St. Charles hotel is the great contra
for sports and newspaper men. TUB BEB
is the only northwestern paper with a special
commission on the grounds , and it is flatter
ing to hear the favorable comments passed
ipon its management' ' gcV-up in having
their own correspondent onhe ground , ca
A good many wbsUrnsnorting men are
A good many are seriously asking , "Will
iliorobonfightl" I aminlrnost inclined to
think that there is a possibility It may never
como off , Why does each party go out to the
flght nscorted by a bodyguard of regulators
armed with pistols nnd possibly with Win
chesters ) deary's beefing would almost
breed insubordination in n battalion of
soldiers , Mitchell 'nnd ho have a long scoroto
settle , and the gallant Mlko openly declares
ho will knock tha stuffing out of Kilrain's
second. Said n sport last nlcht :
"Sully has got to win fairly if ho can , but
bo's got to put his Jags to sleep. "
Other straws too numerous to mention In
dicate trouble. Kllruln stock has unques
tionably gone up. The Sullivan support
comes from tha tough element. That for
Kilrain Is recruited from the respectable
portions of the community. This fact Is In
Summed up Sullivan's men hang on to the
great knockout powers of the Boston man ,
shutting their eyes to the fact that while
Kilraln has been practically in training ( I
now quota Donovan ) fdr two years , living a
clean , temperate life , Sullivan has acted the
roll of a debauchee and drunkard and Is now
suffering from having three month's Drain
ing Into six weeks.
Kilrain and party attended a sparring
match to-night nt the St. Charles theatre
und received a rousing reception. Ho had to
cotno before the foot lights and thank the
audience for their .kindness. The whole
house rose to greet lilrn , and the cheering
continued for some m'iuutcs. ' Throe Pinkerton -
ton men nro in the city , arriving by the Illi
nois Central. It Is bolloved they are hero on
matters connected With the Cronln mys
Not A I'm kl of Interference.
NEW OIU.EAXS , July 0. The time when
the cars will leave may bo changed nt the
last moment , in order to avoid too much pub
licity , nnd if mallei 3 nre rushed , ns it is ex
pected they will bo , the articles of agree
ment will be mutually waived in so far as
the time of fighting is concerned , and the
men will go into the rinc when the first faint
rays of day dawn In the sky. Unless the
opinion of able ring followers is wrong the
flght will hardly last over an hour.
If this bo the case the entire pirty ,
principals , oxcurslon t and all can get bark
to the city before the governor cots out of
bed unless on this occasion ho stays up all
night. In order to avoid tno possibility of
arrest , it is stated thai Sullivan will leave
the city nt the conclusion of the battle , and
as soon ns ho can dress h'imsclf again in his
street clothes. This Is , " of course , if he is
not too soverly punished to travel. It is
also fair to prcSunfo that Kilraln
will follow the sntno line of ac
tion. The Sullivan people nro speculating
on Kilrain's pluck , and th'o Kilraln mon nro
worrying themselves nb6ut Sullivan's con
dition. All these topics form subjects for
universal discussion , but the rumored threat
ot the governor to interfere with the fight
was the subject most talked of at the hotels
and among the f riepds of the two men this
afternoon. Ono of SqU'Srn'a's gianugors aald :
"I have consulted legal talent and wo have
found 'Out there Jis nothing in Louisiana's
laws that can touch * 1is for pri/o fighting ,
no matter how partlsantho Interpretation
may be. There is nothing in the world that
will prevent a decisionjpf the merits of the
two mon. If the military power of the state
is called out and is nblo to reach the scene of
battle , then the mill may bo temporarily
postponed , but if wo are interfered with in
our rights the people In authority \vill beheld
held to legal account. If Kilraln is
ns anxious to fight as we know
Sullivan is tbo two men will bo
brought together. Wo have a reputation
us sporting men to maintain , The light has
been written up with unusual thoroughness ,
nnd wo can not afford 'to bo at the head of a
fluke. The battle ground is on private prop
erty , and lean not sohow wo can possibly
bo interfered with. I/promiso you there
will bo a fight Monday.
Kulllviin's Hociids Chosen.
NEW OHI.EAVS , July 0. The scones nro
very animated this afternoon. Pugilists
from every section Of the country sporting
characters who have never missed n fight
nnd correspondents who have done every
battle during the lust .fifteen yrnrs nre here.
They miuglo freely and each has his opinion
ns to the outcome of the great mill , which ho
expresses with uncommon frequency.
Sullivan continues to Improve with the approach
preach of the day which is to make or mar
him forever , but Muldoon's watchfulness
and scientific care shows no abatement what
ever. Muldoon's reputation ns an unequalled
trainer Is established beyond tbo possibility
of dispute or cavil. Ho found his
man a physical wrecK , weakened by disease
and bloated by dissipation and in three
months ho has brought him to a condition of
physical perfection which is the wonder of
the pugilistic world.l
Sullivan's seconds were decided upon six
weeks ago , but choice Is kept profound secret ,
It is thought safe to predict that they are
Joe Coburn and Mlko Cleary. Coburn is
full of resources and up to all the tricks of the
the trade , and would make a valuable sec
ond. When asked about it by a reporter ho
was non-committal , but declared himself
willing to serve.
Can't Flclit In Arkansas.
LITTLE ROCK , July ' 0. Governor Eagle to
night received a tolcerain from Joseph
Evans , stating that'j.applicatlon had been
made for fighting ground for Sullivan nnd
Kilrain on Mouut Nebo- and asking if tbo
governor would permit ; the fight. Governor
Eagle announces that' he" will exert nil ef
forts to prevent a flght/oh Arkansas soil , nnd
that ho hopes the sheriffs of tno respective
counties will observe dilllgcnco in interrupt
ing and arresting the pugilists.
Partisans of iffo ) . 'Fighters Freely
KxprcBH Tholr'OplnlnnB ,
NBW YonK , July fl. [ Special Telegram to
TUB BEE. ] The main , topic of conversation
Is the fight between Sullivan and Kilrain ,
Not much mocoy has been displayed , how
ever , as the growing uncertainty of the
flght taking place has deterred many from
backing thoU1 opinion with "boodle. " What
wagers were laid were all in favor of the
"big follow. " The odds were usually 100 to
60 , but tboso who were anxious to plnco a
largo sum of money on Sullivan had to give
100 to CO. Very fevp promluent pugilists or
sporting men are in town * All who could
got uway are either at New Orleans or on
their way thcro.
The adherents of Sullivan who have re.
malned are very much disgusted with the
present condition of thlnga , and many of
them boldly eay that Kilraln and
his backers do not want to flght.
In support of ' their opinion they
point to the difference in the actions
of the two men and their backets. The
greatest caution has/ been exorcised by thy
| Continued Tin Second 1'ii'jc. ]
The Vlow Bngllah People Talco of
the Last Application.
Radical Oonstituonolos Vohotnout In
Tholr Donuuoluttous.
Unpopular With Many Afraid to
Vote ARalnst Thorn.
A Speech of the Krltisli Premier
Recalled ns to tlio Cost oK
a Monarchy nutl a
English Aiiuultlcs.
W t > u Jainct ( Ionian ncnnttt. }
LONDON , July 0. [ Now York Horalil
Cnblo Special to TUG Bisu.1 There can bo
no doubt , und It Is no iiso disguising the
fact , Unit the duplication for two additional
grunts of money to members of the toynl
family Is exciting n good deal of discontent
on the surface. How deep down it goes It
would bo very dinicult as yet to Judge. The
classes nro not opposed to the annuities now
asked for , or , If they nro , say nothing about
It. The masses look upon the matter with a
good deal of disapprobation In radical con
stituencies the application Is vehemently
condemned. "I could not hope to retain my
scat , " moro than one friend has assured mo ,
"If I voted for these grants. " Conservative
working men liavo not been ncard from on
the subject , but there are not many persons
who would bo disposed to assort that the
grants sire really popular among them. They
will bo voted by the house of commons as n
matter of course , but that certainly docs nut
prove that they are popular out doors. 1
have spoken to some very intelligent work
ing men on the question and what they say
comes very much thus :
"Wo are paying too mnch now for the
royal family. They ought to support each
other out of the money they draw from the
nation. The queen is rich and why should
she not give something to the Prince of
Wales' children. "
"How do you know she has not already
done so ? " I nsltecl an acquaintance. Ho did
not know. Probably tUo truth lies quite in
the opposite direction from that which ho
supposed. As for the money paid now to the
roj ill family , it amounts to 543,000 a year ,
as the last official finance accounts' show.
Out ftf this JS5,000 Is paid the queen for ex-
pcnsestind salaries of the household , allow
ances for special services , etc. For her
majesty's private ourso 00,000 is alloted. In
addition to this she"receives from the duchy
of Luucnster about 45pOO'oyeniSf plitSBf
these revenues it Is alleged , ana alleged as
rU grievance , that her majesty has mado'lurge
savings and that she is immensely rich. It
is very doubtful , but supposing it to bo true ,
is there any shame In the sovereign living
witliln the means provided' by parliament ?
It is at least n phenomenon
In forty reigns parliaments have frequently
been called upon to pay the debts of a
monarch or heir presumptive. No such ,
claims have been made during the present
reign. The arrangement with thtt queeu
made by parliament in Juno , 1837 , has never
been departed from. It would oort.ilnly bo
u very strange proceeding for parliament to
btep in now , after ' a lapse of flfty-two years ,
and say to the q'ueen :
"You have honorably fulfilled your part of
Uho contract , but wo must require you to tell
how much money granted to you has been
saved , how much expended , and what your
investment has brought in. "
I doubt whether any house of commons
will over treat a sovereign so shabbily as
that , and no ono will pretend that the queen
has done any thing to merit such treatment.
I remember a speech of Mr. Disraeli , in
which ho sau ht to show that a republic costs
much more than n monarchy , and lie pitched
upon tlio republic of the United States as an
example. How did ho work out his figures ?
By taking all the members of congress and
adding the amount , with mileage , to the
president's salary and then adding the sala
ries of members of tho- state legislatures
until ho got a total of about 503,000 a year
to sot off gainst tlio queen's 333,000. This
struck in it the time I believe the spsoc-li
was made in 1872 as being very Ingenious ,
but not stalctly relevant to the real issue. Is
it quite fair to put the salaries of members of
congress into immediate comparison with the
direct cost of the crown. Wo , in this coun
try , paid members of parliament in former
times , and may do so again , but the civil list
remains the same. Tt would not DO dimin
ished if members of parliament once moro
received salaries , and the fallacy of Lord
Ueaconsfleld's ' comparison would then
at once become visible. Whether
right or wrong , the people of this
country have decided on a monarchial
form of government. Well , then , they ought
to maintain it with becoming dignity , and
the children of tbo Prlnco of Wales are in
the direct line of succession. Prince Albert
Victor will ono day in turn bo Prlnco of
Wales and Princess Tjoutso will bo the Prln-
cesn royal of England. Are U.oy to bo loft
penniless ) They cannot go out into the
world to earn a Ih Ing or to starve. If they
were found in that plight I fool pretty sure
that a subscription would bo promptly
started in the United States for their ben
efit. Whataro they to do ?
TLo Prince of Wales is allowed -10,000 a
year by the nation , and ho gets perhaps
20,000 n year the exact amount is not
known from the revenues of the duchy of
Cornwall. Ho has to subscribe largely to
numerous charities , to keep up a costly es
tablishment , to entertain on a great scale , to
icavo the present behind wherever ho
goes , and ho has had to educate a
large family. 'Can it reasonably be
expected that ho should now settle 10,000 , ergo
go on his oldest son. It must also bo taken
into account , In endeavoring , to get at all
sides of the subject , that the grants now
made to the royal family are on a much lower
ecalo than they used to bo. George the
Third's ' eldest sou , when Prince of Wales ,
had an annuity of 00,000 , a year , and in his
accounts will bo found such entries in the
supply grant : To discharge the Prlnco of
Wales' debts , 101,000 ; ditto for works at
Carlton House , 55,200 ; Incidental expense ,
100,000 , and so on. The Princess of Wales
at that tlmo had 35,000 a year. The present
Princess of Wales gets only 10.000. Prln.
cess Charlotte , on her marriage with Prlnco
Leopoldyhen she was the eldest daughter
of the Prince of Wales , ia tbo same position
ns Princess Loulso of Wales la now , received
from parliament 0,000 a year and her hus
band 50,000. It Is said that 0,000 a year
will bb nskcd for In behalf of Princess
Loulso , one-tenth the amount given to Prin
cess Charlotte , leaving out tlio 500,000 n year
paid to her husband.
A very slight examination of Uio past will
show that wo nro Improving- , but in spite of
that fact It can not bo forgotten that wo nro
not only living In a democratic ago , but under
n democracy mildly tempered by the survival
of monarchial institutions. Therefore thcro
will bo more ami moro grumbling at thcso
royal grunts every tlmo they are asked for ,
and the parliamentary committee soon to bo
appointed would do a great publlo sorvlco If
t would once for all put the whole matter on
nn enduring basis. Lot It bo settled who
shall bo oliglblo to receive grants and how
much thcso grants shall amount to , and then
wo shall , for the future , bo saved n recur
rence of somewhat Ignominous brawls in
parliament , and what might possibly some
day prove a sorlous danger to the crown will
The Head Chief of tlio Crow Greeks
Talks to tlio CoinmlsRlon.
Cnow Citrni ; Aocxor , Dak. , ( via Chamber
lain , Dak. ) July 0. [ Special Telegram to
Tin : Bci.l : Your correspondent was ac
corded an interview with White Ghost this
afternoon. Whlto Ghost is accorded with
the most influences of any man on this reserv
ation , and was ono of the principal opposcrs
of the bill last year when the commission
bad the mass convention of the whole num
ber of agencies , and In reply to a question
Whlto Ghost said In aubstancoas follows :
"When a man looks out for his own llvlnc
it is the land ilrst , for nations own the earth
and depend upon the earth. The earth Is the
breast from which to cot their living.
Let us look at the way In
which wo may live , and this wo
want to do in a quiet and peaceable manner.
We are yet young In knowledge and wa nt to
go slowly in thcso matters. The tilbo that
Is n tiller of the soil can not maico its 1 ivlng
on such soil us this , which was left to us.
I have seen the lands of white men in the
cast. I know there nro many places which
are rough and stand on end , but the white
man can put something on his land and make
things grow. Wo Indians can't do that. I
wish the Great Father would have more
mercy on us. The white men have come
along and driven my beasts out of the
country , and so I must now do something to
make my living. I can't do without my
Great Father helps mo , and these comniis.-
stoncrs are going to inaKo things so I can bo
Drifting Geese will bo brought back by
the police , bo having loft to avoid meeting
the commissioners. Ho will bitterly opjioso
the bill.
Judge Tttloy ItcfttscH n Writ of Ha
beas Cornus.
CHICAGO , July O. Judge Tuley refused
this morning to Issue a writ of habeas cor
pus for John F. Bcggs , lawyer and senior
warden of Camp SO , Clan-na-Gacl , which , It
is alleged , condemned Dr. Cronln to death.
The court based the refusal of , the writ .on
Hb,6'ground that' the petition prayed for
Eeggs' absolute release from. Jail , and
did not ask for the alternative re
lief of admission to ball , and also
because the state attorney had not
been notified. Thu Judge directed , there
fore , that the petition bo amended if it were
desired to release the prisoner on bail ; that
the state's attorney bo notified and that the
matter bo laid before the court again
on Tuesday. The petition which this ruling
was based on was presented by Bcggs' at
torney ana set forth the facts of Hoggs' In
dictment and detention , and declared that
the evidence against him was insufficient ,
being wholly inferential. Judge Longo-
necker stated ho had received a telegram
from Baker this morning stating the pro
ceedings In the Burke case were getting
along satisfactorily.
Hlppolyto Expecting to Take rort-au-
Prince By Strategy.
NEW YOKIC , Juno 0. The schooner Will
lam II. Jones arrived to day direct from the
Black Republic. Captain Hounslea says
there were no indications of hostility when
the schooner loft port. The United States
men-of-war Ossippee and Kearsago were in
the vicinity of Capo Hoytl , the latter having
arrived on Juno 25 , escorting the American
steamer Caroline Miller. The Ossippeo ,
which had Just brought about the release of
the American steamer Ozana , loft the capo a
day or two before. Hlppolyto. Captain
Hounslea said , had an army of 4,000 men en
camped about midway between St. Muiio
and Gonalvcs. Hippolyto calculated to
secure possession of Port-au-Princo by
stratcgcm , The captain observed tha
HIppolyto'8 war vessels treated all American
crafts entering Capo Huyti with great ro-
spcct. When his schooner entered the har
bor the colors of the Hayticn man-of-war
were dipped repeatedly in recognition of the
stars and stripes.
American Actrcasos Abroad.
ICopurtaM 1S& ) l > u Jamci Gordon Hemi'U.1
LONDON , July 0. | Now York Herald
Cable Special to. Tim BEB. | Miss Pattl
Rosa sailed for America to-day on the
Alaska. Her American tour commences
on September 2.
A cloud of black lace floated Into the
drawing room of the Longlium hotel yester
day afternoon. Amid the lace was Miss
Emma Abbott , the American operatic singer
and manager. She was In deep mourning
for her late husband , but radiant with smilns
when she talked ot her plans for the au
tumn season , "I must toll you , " she
said , "that altrough I am In Europa I work
hard , studying from twelve Xo sixteen hours
n day or preparing for now parts I am to ap
pear in. But , first I must toll you how much
I Jlko "Othello , " I ran over from Paris to
sco It , and must say that It Is grand. Every
body deserves creditfor the magnificent way
In which the piece Is produced , The singing
is superb , the finest I over hoard. You ask
about my coming American season ? I shall
produce "Alda" and "Ermanlo , " by Verdi ,
and "Tho Crown Diamond" aud "Tho Con-
tessa. "
'When do you return ? "
"I'm going back to Paris at once to look
after my wardrobe. I have thirty uow
dresses from Worth and Felix. Ono mantle
alone cost a small fortune. It Is u mate to
the ono constructed for the queen of Portu
gal , only moro elaborate. It is five yards
long and covered with hand embroidery of
tlio richest design and workmanship , I nliall
sail for the United States August 8 on La
Champagne , but bjforo I go I shall visit
Berlin and go to the Wagner performances
at Beyrouth and perfect myself still further
in that noble language. "
"You already speak French ? "
"Ob , yes ; French , Italian und a llttlo
Spanish. "
Ho Wants Switzerland to COMBO
Harboring Political Rofu oos.
The Mountain Republic Will Not Bo
Stubborn ,
The Bundosrath Negotiating a Loan
to Buy Bifloo.
Tlirco Thousand Mnsons Go Hack to
AVork ami tlio Painters AVavor
The Seizure of Dr. 1'otcrs'
The BwlsH Itctneo frnwB.
[ Topi/rfoM IKO I'll ' 'Vcio York Anoclatttt Prttti ]
BICIILIN , July 0. Prince Bismarck's ' letters
to the Gorman minister to Bcrno published
lu the Hcicnsnnziogor on Thursday , have
been the prelude to n general outcry by tho.
semi-official press , monanclng the neutrality
of Switzerland. The letter says that if'
Switzerland continues to protect revolution
ists who tli rente a the internal
peace and security of the Ger
man empire , the powers will bo nskcd to
consider Swiss neutrality. An exchange of
communications has resulted In nn Identical ,
policy being adopted by the Austrian and
Italian governments to compel Switzerland
to comply with the demands of Btumarck for
the revision of the laws ufTccting refugees.
The appointment of a now procurer general
at Borne Indicates u desire on the part of the
bundesrath to amend the laws In the direc
tion of Prince Bismarck's desire. To-night's
advises from Borne show the gov
ernment Is alive to the possibilities
of the situation. The bundesrath has
concluded to negotiate a loan of 23,000,030'
maicks to provide rifles for the army. A syn
dicate of bankers headed by tbo National
Bunk of Switzerland , will flout the loan. .
Apart from official circles the Gorman feel
ing loans to-ward Switzerland , and is hope
ful that nothing will disturb the existing
The conference of Catholio bishops at
Fulda , fixed for August 0 , precedes the Cen
trist electoral congresses at Munich ,
Cologne and other places. Tha bish
ops will reconsider the general policy ot
the party toward the government on the eve
of the election. The relations between the
Centrists nnd the government have been dis
turbed by Prince Bismarck's interference"1
with Episcopal appointments. The leaders
of the Centrist party are alive to the , facfe \
that while the .Catholics have , the numerical ' ' :
majority lu a number of districts , the minor ?
ity holds the representation. ' *
The strikes are waning , starvation forcing
the strikers to yield. In Berlin 8,000 masons
resumed work on Wednesday. Tbo painteri
have appointed a committee to meet the mas
ters. The commission appointed to inquire
Into the miners' strikes have reported. The-
government's terms are favorable to the-
The North German Garotte says Bismarclc
approves of the terming of gigantlo coal depots -
pots from which in casa of necessity manu
facturers could bo supplied.
The seizure of Dr. Peter's ' steamer , Neara ,
has been the subject of communications be
tween tbo Emlii relief committee nnd Count
.Hcrbeit Bismarck. The committee askedj
the government to protest against the action
of the English admiral , but Count , Herbert
declined. The Cologne Gazette admits the
legality seizure under blockade , but de
nounces the real motive , and adds that the-
expedition is opposed to English commercial ,
interests and intended to interfere with the
trade of the English-African Lake companies. .
This unfriendly action will prejudice Ger
many's prestige in Zanzibar and along the
coast. The paper expresses surprise that
the English admiral should have been per
mitted to stop the Gormanoxp3dltion. . In
return it says u German ship might go to the
mouth of the Zambesi and "watch ! for and
seize ships that carry arms to the Lakes
company. ft
Thcro are conflicting accounts of the Ye-
suits of the Bohemian elections. According'
to the Prague Polltlk , the oil'Czechs
gained thirteen boats and tno young
Czechs two seats. On the other
hand , the Narondl asserts that
the young Czechs won ton seats : Through
out the German urban districts the candi
dates of the German committee were every
where successful. At Prague now ballots
will bo necessary. The general result wjll
undoubtedly give n majority for the party-
opposed to the Austro-German alliance.
The Berliner Polltlscho Nachrlohten warns
Gorman investors against Huss'an ' bonds ,
600,000,000 , of which nro now in the hands of
Paris speculators , who are unable to hold
thorn and nro trying to unload. This warning
has assisted the full of Russian securities ,
which have declined Itf per cent.
The Valkyrie Beaten.
[ Copyright 18891m Jains * ( Jonton TJfmictM
Oi.Ahnow , July 0. fNow York Herald
Cubic Special to THIS BKB. | The Vnlky-
rlo had another tussle with the Irox to-day ,
the opening day of the Hoyal Clyde club
regulla. Thh weather was fine and there
was n tolorblo breeze and a big programme.
The Irox allowed the Va'.kyilo ilvo minutes
nnd live seconds on a fifty mlle course from ,
Hunter's Quay , and , coming down the loch
at a stlfiUh pace , cleared the line first. A
smart trip down the channel ensued , Sonio
clover work was noticeable In both cases ,
and nt times the contest took quite an unex
pected turn. On the run up tljo channel the
Irox , however , got to the front and finished
in 4 hours , 88 minutes nnd 4S seconds , The
Valkyrie's time was 4 hours , CO minutes and
! M seconds , nnd she took second prize. There
Is talk in the Clydo yachting circles of a raca
between the Valkyrie and the Thistle , last
year's British champlun , at present being
filled up. This would give a bettor indica
tion tlrm any yet shown of the Valkyrie's
chances for the Amcilcan cup.
A Boy Drowned.
LuAVE.vwoimi , Kan. , July 0. [ Special
Tclogram to TUB Buu.J Alexander Nird-
linger , u boy ton years old , son of Ell Nlrtl-
lingur , of this city , was drowned about 1
o'clock to-day In Two Mile crook , a small
stream norlh of the city , Ho wa bathing
and got Into deep water ana , not being able
to swim , was drowned before any one could
reach Urn. His body 1ms not been recovered
yet , arid has possibly washed out luvo the
Missouri river ,