Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, October 04, 1889, Image 1

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Big Sohomo By English Holders to
Secure Their Pnymont ,
Iftlie Koiitli Wants Money to Develop
Her llommrous It Will Cost
JJcurly Spain nml tlio
Three Americas.
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of the l ot CHIIMO.
IP93 1 > U Jci'n'.t OorJ-w llenn'U. ]
Oct. 3. [ Now York Herald
Cable Special to Tun HKE. | There ia un
Impression among English holders of con
federate bonds that those bonds will bo
paid , at least In part. That such au Impres
sion prevails may scorn to Americans oven
more ridiculous than it did twonty-llvo years
ago. English holders of confederate bonds
do not consider it ridiculous. They don't '
nttnmpt to proclaim from the house tops
their confidence in the eventual payment or
part payment of the bonds , but this confl-
den'co they possess in n degree astonishing
to Americans who have studied English
business methods and EnglUh business
men. The north laughed when it thought of
the CMifoderato bonds and how Englishmen
had been deluded Into buying them on
the strength of their sympathy
with thu south , and their conlldcnco In the
south' * nullity to win in its oflort to disrupt
the union. Many times since the war has
the north laughed over these bonds nnd
ft ) their English owners. Of Into years ) , innybe ,
tbc > south lias laughed , not loudly but
oiijoyedly , ever tlieso sumo bonds. During
all thoio years English holders of confed
erate Vondii have quietly berne the jibes and
sneers at their short-sightedness In backing
the wrong sldo in the rebclliou. They road
of Ainoricans lighting their pipes or making
bonfires with confederate bonds. They did
no' fol'ow ' the oxnmplo , but sent agents to
America to buv up all the confederate bonds
they could find at the lowest possible price ,
Which was next to not : . ing. Tno north and
the south Uuphod after the manner of the
two sections over this transaction. Much
was said in pi'ivato and publio
flf ttio Ignornnco among the Eng
lish of American institutions and
of thi-ir-nttor idiocy in supposing that con
federate bonds were valuable except as
waste paper. The ICiu-llslunon said nothing
after a burst of indignation following the
general and Individual repudiation of the
southern obllg.itioii , but they stuck to the
bonds with tlio bulldog tenacity for which
the world in general does not give them tqo
much credit. Twenty-live or thirty years
might bo too long for nn American to wait
< jor the possible percentage of adebt that the
rest of the world considered worth
less. Not so with English
uieir Many of the original holders
nf cotuedcrato bonds are dead. All of thosn
left heirs. The latter still have the bo 'ids ,
nnd are Just as conlldont of getting some-
thlug worth having for thorn
us theh predecessors wto. . They
are more confident , for the Americans are
playing into their hands. Englishmen nro
not more willing to invent capital in Ameri
can enterprise than Americans uro to bor
row Eng'i-ih money. Every steamer brings
to London Ainoiicans who have schemes
that only lack money behind , them to imilco
nil connected wltn thoui rich. Seldom has a
tilnglo season seen so many American pro
motcrs'hero us the nresent ono. Many of
these are from the south. People on this
side of tha Atlantic have heard much anout
the now south. They bVJlevo m Its natural
resources. They know money is needed to
develop them. They know that the south
is overrun with northerners , many of whom
hnvo put nil their money Into
southern enterprises aud want more
money to get bauk their own
and more too. Tlio now south's appetite for
development has only been whetted. The
southern states want money : southern cities
want raonoy ; southern corporations and
northern corporations m the south want
money. They are holding out their hands to
Englishmen for it. The answer of the Enc
lisutuon to the request is : "Pay 1 per cep
on the confederate bonds which you have le
pudiatcd and which wo hold , nnd we will
lend you tu money you want. " They nave
no nation of accepting 1 per cent as payment
In full , Th'nt would not bo English. Ono
per cent on confederate bauds for any loan
of inngnitudo is the English programme ,
t und whether yiis U paid by northern
ftibu or s&utheu mbn is of no
consequence to the English holders of con
federate bonds , but that it will bo paid no.
once but many times EnglU'.i holders who
have money to loan are certain ,
An agent of the syndicate of confederate
bondholders stopped on American shor.-s a
few days ago. lie Is n member of n linn
who have been for many years the principal
dealers In the American slock nurkot , aud
few axtonslvo schemes from the-othor side
have boon floated hero before they have
been submitted to this particular llrnu Tim
syndicate represented by this man has tremendous -
mendous power in EnglUh financial circles.
It holds n vast amount of the bands , most of
which were bought for a song. Tin
ruling price , of th& bonds to-day I
thrve-quurtors of ono per cout. The agent
is us high-priced as ho ls > slnuu'd
and the few who nro aware of tha object o
his American trip uro nuro'that it would not
bo made except upon the host grounds. Ho
will tell the Georgians aud Alubauiuns tha
their credit In England is worthless and wil
remain n until they show u disposition to
wipe out 'their old obligations. If they adopt
his plan they can gut all the money thej
want. Tlio syndicate proposes to put the
percentage thus received on the entire deb
nt compound lntore * t und In a comparatively
few years to got the I'ocu vuluo of the bonds
in their possession , or an uuiount very close
to their face value. k
wnn A.NXii
Spmlrli : Government Wiitohlng tint
CniiuiTh < i oi'iho Tlm-e Aincrio is.
( Qijivrf0'i ' ( JS&Jhj/J'l'iiM ' (7or.f < mfmir / ( . )
MAUIUK , Oct. 3. fNow York Herald
Cable Special to Tim UKU. ] The Spanish
government Is watching with some anxiety
thoesngress of ( he Throe Americas , and the
prcbs without exception expresses hopas that
the Spaniili-Ainorlcan republics will uot let
themselves bu made satellites of the United
Plates , The Spanish liberals nnd oven more
BO the /Spanish ropublkans , with Senor
' Castollar at their head , hold that protection
ist principles are contrary to the essential
i Dim and principles of democracy because In
the first place they create in modern deiuoQ-
racy a uow feudalism and an oligarchy of
plutocrats wlcb { glvo their clients certain
privileges as against tbe majority of their
follow citizen * . They think it alia embitters
and paralyzes the relations between nations
whose old feuds would disappear with free
trad * .
\\\iy \ Mrs. Potttsr Cancelled Her
Amcilcnii Euna < jcincnt ,
| r < H/rtM | ( I8f3 byjiwt Qonlm Heini'tt 1
Loxnox , Oct , 3 , | New York Herald
Cable Special to THE HEF. 1 Kyrla Hollow
was ono of the promenadors on Kottcn Uow
; hls nftcrnoon , His military oloak and flow-
ng locks attracted n flattering amount of at
tention considering the placo. Ho wns abso
lutely glad to moot the Herald correspond
ent , and looked so as well as said so. Ho
was willing to talk also.
"I am moro glad than I can toll you , " ho
said , "ot have this opportunity of setting
Mrs. Potter nnd myself right with the
English and American publio In a matter re
garding which wo both have been greatly
misrepresented. Certain journals In America
liavo spread a rumor tj the effect that our
tour has been abandoned , not , us alleged , be
came of Mrs. Potter's serious Illness , but
merely from caprice , and that I , not wishing
to stay In America , had persuaded her to
leave the country also und intend taking the
London theater for her and myself. Lot me
answer that charge before , proceeding fdr-
thur. In the llrst place , anybody who knows
Mrs. Potter at all must know that she Is as
little capricious as any woman in the world ,
and must know , too , thatshois not'to bo per
suaded by any living creature to relinquish
such chances of artistic success and mone
tary pro lit as an American tour has oflored
her. On our last tour together , which
lasted about thirty weeks , wo played
to an average of i'l.-JO pounds per week.
Anybody who know * anything about the
theatrical business in America and England
knows that America Is an actor's Tom Tid
dlers ground and that no such money can ba
made hero as can bo picked up on thu otliar
side by n successful star. Mrs , Potter is not
the woman nor am I the man to throw away
thousands o [ pou.uU for a whim. 1'uon , as
to my not wanting to return to Auiurloa ,
why shouldn't II My standing both with the
press and publio Is perfectly good. I have
many personal friends thereI like the
American people. I make bigger money in
America than in England. What possible
reason ctn o-cist lor my not. daiirlng to re
turn or for persuading Mrs. Potter not to
return I 1 have played in America for four
years and nothing would give uio greater
pleasure than to play there for another four.
1 confess that the appearance of these
rumors in American papers hai greatly
grieved me. If ever a woman deserved
pialso and taatiits , Instead of bin-no and
culumny , It is Mrs. Pottor. During the final
weeits of our last tour her conduct was
heroic. Why , do you know that our. * was
almost the only company which did no * , comu
olt the road in consequence of illness among
the stars. Hooth and Harrett , Mary Ander
son , Clara Morris , Mrs. Langtry , Keeuo ,
Miss Marlowe , In fact Hourly all tha com
panies dried up before their tours
wcro ( hushed on account of illness.
Wi'll , if any among thorn suffered as MM.
Potter suffered they are to bo pitied. . The
doctors urged her not to play. They threat
ened her with a total collapse ; warned her
that it might bo fatal ; that the excitement ,
physical exertion nnd fatigue of
those intormlnnblo American rail
way ionrnoys might oven kill her if
she continued. Nothing would stob hor.
Her vitality is sb enormous and her love of
her work bo great that it is almost impossi
ble to keep her from playing. If tlKuo people
ple who talk about her caprice could have
seen her as I have , almost light
ing with actual physical agony be
tween acts , they could not have
the heart to speak so. Mrs. Potter
acted in both senses like a heroine. It was
hoped t at u spell of rest after the tour
might restore her. It has certainly done her
seine good nnd wo were lookmsr forward to
starting our next tour at Toronto on the 21st
of this month. The tour has been booked up
for thirty-two weeks. She still requires
constant attention , and when she came to
E iropa on Juno S Dr. Hunter , her modloal
attendant , insisted on her being attended by
a trained nurso. Wo came hero together
with her father on the Gaseogne. Throe
Weeks lutor Dr. Hunter's assistant , Dr. Mc-
Guinness , followed her to Europe anJ re
mained ic constant attendance on her for
seven weeks. He left her bettor , but 1m -
mediately after his dep.trtttro she had a terrible -
riblo relapse and Colonel Urquhnrt , Dr.
McGulnness nnd myself consulted together
and determined to telegraph to America to
stop the tour. I shall never forget the effect
of that resolution on Mrs. Potter. To nu-
aglno It you must know , as her friends know ,
her intense love of tha stage. It amounts tea
a positive passion. I have seen a good deal
of trouble In my time. Most men have had
to break bad news to psoplo moro than once ,
but rather than go through such a soono as
that again well , I think I'd rather no shot.
It seems to mo that there Is bad faith somewhere -
where in this master. Our manager , Mr.
Shroeder , ijnmo over to Franco and was as
well uwaro of Mrs. Pottar's condition us my
self. So far us I know , ho has
made no effort to contradict those
rumors , or. if lie has , his representations
have been suppressed by the press. The
Herald will do a good work in putting the
plain facts befo.'o the public. It is hard for
me und for the poor lady's other friends to
htuml by ard see .so much courage and so
much suflfcrlng HO cruelly spoken of. You
may guess Mrs , Potter's actual condition at
this moment when I toll you that on October
2 a consultation was hold by her dontors In
Paris as to the possibility of her coming to
London to consult Drs , Hancock and Qunm.
If she LVII not come they will go to her. Her
present position is that she is positively for
bidden to play befoio next January.
A Ijcltur Kroin Mrs. Potter.
[ ( .ViDiyni/M iWlitininn / lloi\lnn llu\neU\ \ \
LONDON , Oct. 3. | Now York Herald
Cable Special to Tun HUE. I Mrs. Potter
has written the following letter to the Her
ald , Paris edition:1 :
' Public criticism nod insinuations that I
l-.avo cancelled my American tour for no
ether reason than personal caprice mu t bo
my oxcuij for intruding my private affairs rn ,
thu public. Charles N. Shrooder , manager ,
und the other members of tha company were
fully aware of my serious 111 health long before -
fore the close of last season. My continued
illness , und the commands of physician
to enjoy absolute ana Indefinite
real uiado the fulfilling of < my engagement
beginning October ' 'I Impossible. Mr.
Shroedor , who was.o . have been my man
ager , was with uie un'.ll August , and was
promptly notilied to umko necessary and
proper explanations to the inombsrs of the
company und Hioso directly Interested , I
must bi tevo that thU Iras not been done ,
which accounts for the arti
cle * that would otherwise soin malicious.
I'rnliomlnrv llarnos Demi.
l&iS by Ja.H'.i . Ojivhn
LONDOX , Oct. a. [ New York Herald
Cable Special to Tun Ucn.1 Proboudari
liarnes , of Exeter cathedral , a close frlcni
of Chinese Gordon , and father of Violet
Van Hrut'h , of Kendall's companyj died here
The Returns Show That Prohibition
Has Won.
[ jlquor Men DiiinutiHintlail The Drys
llavo About Two Thousand Ma-
Jorltj IMorro Wild Over
Her Good Fortune.
A Great SurprUr.
IJiSMAHCK , N. D. , Oct. 3. ISpCClal Tclo-
? rum to TUB llr.c. ] As Uio returns como in
from the utitly Inc ; couiuics It bocotncs ap
parent that prohibition bus won in North
Tim people nro all surprised , find tlinso
living In towns and cities nro dumbfounded.
It was expected by tlio antl's and conceded
by ttio prohibitionists that prohibition would
bo defeated , and tlmt tbo state lias been cap
Lured by the drys , tlio latest reports lenvo
little room tor doubt. Tlio liquor uiuu In tbo
state are completely uudono. They were
conlldeut of a rousing majority and laughed
at all warnings of the fanatics and ex
So sure were they ot victory that they
permitted the cntniulgu fund that bad been
raised by the liquor dealers nf the cast to bo
transferred to South Dako'a , where the
prohibition strength was known to bo almost
The amount of money thus transferred
was over tiO.OOO , and now the northern
dealers nro in tnournlnir ,
The money did no good in South Dakota ,
for the prohibition majority wits too large to
overcome , but if used In jfarth Dakota i
would havu suvod them.
As It Is , thuy fool that the election has
gona by default , and that the state has con
stitutional prohibition. A change can bo
ofTcctcd only by au amendment tn the consti
tution. To do this it requires a majority
vote of two buucessivo legislatures before
the pronosed amendment can bo sub
mitted to the people a majority vote
at the polls being required. Telegrams are
pouring in from all purls of the blute , from
llqiior men and other citizens appealing for
some news that will give them hope. Liut
theieis nothing to encourage them. The
figures now at hand show beyond doubt that
tlio piohiuitlonlsts luivo oarru-il the state and
that their majority will bo about two thous
Another surprise is the small republican
majority. John Miller , the republican can-
dulato for governor , bas only about live
thousand majority and this , too , af
ter a vigorous republican campaign
and apathy and indifference on the
part of I ho democrats. A change of 3,500
votes would have elected W. N. Uouen ( dom. )
and local democrats are scoring the national
committee for refusing to make a light la the
new state. Tlio dcuiociats elected three dis
trict judges , as many as wcro elected by the
republicans , and will have at least twenty-
live members of the legislature.
1'icrre is the Capital and din Popu-
Iuoc are : Delirious.
PinniiE , S. D. , Oct a. jSpccial Telegram
to Tin : llii.l The sceuu at tno depot this
evening was inspiring.
When the train arrived in the city limits it
stopped and 300 people dismounted waving
flap * and banners Inscribed with "Pierre is
Capital , " met by the entire populace of the city
and for thirty minutes boldntn icigncd su
preme , the peopleslioutingthenisclves hoarse.
Engine whistles blow long nnd loud , bolls
rung Iroui every steeple and the people went
mad with joy. a ho procession formed and
the par.ido 'eonimcncpd , led by the band ,
talcing I illy minutes to pass a given point ,
and lasting three hours. Later the Hosts as
sembled in the spacious opera hall and
listened to extemporaneous speeches made
by prominent eiti/ens , and the reception is
still continuing. Orators are haranguing
dense crowds packed in the streets , bands
arc playing , and there will Do no end to the
celebration until morning.
A largo number of the Two ivottlo band of
Indians are camped on the river and are
making Homo howl.
Cannons nro booming nnd Pierre's cele
bration to-night fur eclipses the one of last
night. The entire city has assumed a deep
vcrmillion hue , and when it will end no one
The Pierre boomers have all returned.
Business is almost suspended to glvo over to
tlio celebration.
The real estate transfers have footed up
into the hundreds of thousands.
Ilonrlion Victories.
CmS. . D. , Oct. 3. [ Special Tele
gram to THE Ur.i.J : The cntiro democratic
delegation from this county is elected to the
legislature ; Moud county the sumo , The
anti-Moody republicans supported the demo
cratic ticket.
Power anil Toolc Kuniiiti Neck and
Nrok for Governor.
HKJ.BXA , Mont. , Oct. 3. The democrats
claim the election of Toolo for governor by
400. They concede Carter's olect'on fi r con
gress by 000 , and claim the legislature by
eleven majority on joint ballot. The republi
cans claim the election ot Po\yor by 300 , and
the legislature by a small majority , The Independent -
dependent still claims the clcctlo" of Toolc
and the legislative ticket.
The Herald ( rep. ) nays Carter ( rep. ; is
elected to congress by probably 'MO majority.
The republicans have probably elected all of
the state tlckut below governor , the latter
bonur in doubt and claimed by both par'ios. '
Toolo ( dem. ) claims ho is elected by MM ) ma
jority , Hotn parties claim a majority in the
legislature , which Is in doubt.
The Minneapolis Journal correspondent
sends his paper the following : Carter's
( rep. ) electlo'i to congress is now conceded
by the opposition , H ' , ! ' sides still cml'ii the
governorship. It mnv require the oQK-lnl
count to dote.'nimo the question so4 clofeo Is
the race botwcen Power and Toole. This
county gives remarkable dcmVcrulio paHs
nnd claims of mismanagement are hoard
from many sources. The U' i luturo still
hangs In the balance.5 t-tjilvur Uow
county gives but threq rop.iblte.ins out
of cloven the legislature will bo all -Ight.
The majority of the state ticket Is republi
can , but big figures have been knuckcd into
splinters. Most of the Lawis and Clark
republican county ticket L is been oloctnd by
i < Hiiiull majority. The count is proceeding
slowly in the large precincts , and It will bo
hours baforo any dollnlto calculation can bo
made witli safety.
Itriiiibllcans WcnkiMiini ; a IIt tin.
HELENA , Mont. , Oct. 3. The returns from
the counties in which the result is nlsputcd
have r.ot come in to-day.
The republicans now estimate their
majority f .r governor at 100 , whllo the
domocrats'claltn Toolo'a election .
T'loalums from bilvor How county ,
which elects eleven members to the legis
lature , are still Incomplete. The democrats
claim nine of these sure , and possibly all.
The republicans only concede six to the
democrats. The republicans tiow L-lalm only
thrco majority on Joint ballot in the legisla
ture , whllo the democrats claim nine. The
Silver How county returns , whlcn will
probably bo complete bcforo morning , will
take the legislature out of doubt and prob
ably the governor.
Harrison's Private Dltpatoh.
Wi5tlt.NOTON. Oct. 8. The president re-
cuived a private dispatch from Montana this
afternoon Baying Carter is elected to con-
cress ; that the republicans have tbe legisla
ture , and that the governorship U in doubt , .
An Interview Wltti Dr. a K. Cole , or
CIIICAOO , Oct. 8. [ Special Toloijratn to
Tun UF.E. ] "I thlnk-Montnnn will become
a safe republican state , " nald Dr. U. K. Cole ,
of Helena , tit the Grant ! Pacific to-night.
Dr. Cole Is one of that loading republican
politicians of tlio now statu , and \vas last
year elected to thtrgeneral assembly.
"In view ot the largo republican majori
ties last year , the closeness of the _ election
Tuesday was a surprise to soiuo , b'ut not to
those acquainted with the situation.
'I'horo was some dissension among
the democratic lenders , the 'big
four , ' last year. " This year they
were harmonious , and the party wu *
splendidly organized. "
' Why do you think Montana will become
a safa republican state ! "
" 1'ho political situation In Montana in a
nut shell , li this : Until ilvo years ago Mon
tana had always been democratic. The
majorities have boon gradually growing less
nnd this was duo to the Immigration nf re
publicans , and besides , the protective theory
is in harmony with the Dig mining and wool
interests of the stato. "
"How do you account for the probable
election of a democratic- governor ! "
"Toolo , the democratic candidate , has
served the state very creditably In congress ,
nnd is an extremely good politician. Ho Is
well known all over the state and enjoys an
immense personal popularity. "
In rcsponso la a question , Dr. Cole said the
"big four. " Governor Ilausor , Wi A. Clark ,
Marcus Dally and Colonel Uroanwator , were
a great combination and controlled the demo
cratic party. They all came to Montana
poor men and have grown immensely
woo II by.
Nona of tin ) Washington Cities lie-
colvc a Majority oFVotos.
SEITTIR , Wash. , Oct. 3. Ksturns re
ceived from nearly every county In the state
Indicate the election of tha republican stnta
ticket by S.OCO majority. The now legisla
ture will have soventy-flvo republican ma
jority on joint ballot. The constitution is
rat Hied by u majority and prohibition nnd
woman suffrage is defeated. As none of the
cities in the capital race received a majority
of votes , that question Is still unsettled.
An Attempt to Muko Ilia Heading or
the Xlclno Crotul Obllmitorv.
New YOIIK , Oct. 3. The house of deputies
of the general Episcopal convention mot this
morning and standing committees were ap
pointed. A petition asking that Oregon bo
admitted as a dioccso was referred to the
rommlttoo on now dioces'us. The deputies
from Oregon were admitted to sittings and
road u report ba their petition. Uov. Dr.
Davis , of Pennsylva > iia , read a report on
"Liturgical Keviskm" from , the committee
on that subject appointed by the last
general conference. It was made n
special order for next Thursday. A
denutation from the synod of Canada
was received and courteous speeches ex
changed. Notice was given of a minority
report on liturgical revision..The consider
ation of the report suggesting alterations
and additions to the Boole of Common Prayer
was then taken up seriatim. These relating
to the order of reading tlio imltor and holy
scriptures , the change in Jho order of daily
morning prayer , in the opening sentences of
the same , and in the rubrto following the
"vcnito" weioadopted. f\ \ *
Several otnor resolutions were adopted ,
and n massage was received from the house
of bishops announcing that it had adopted ,
conditional on the concurrence of the house
of deputies , the entire eighteen resolutions
upon which the deputies had boon voting all
day. The twclrth resolution then came up
for consideration , and Dr. Ejar , of New
Yorit , spake in support of it. It was :
"In the order of the administration of the
Lord's supper , for the rubric , then shall wo
read the Apostle's or the Niccno creed , " sub
stitute the following rubric , placing it after
tha creed :
"Then shall be said the orr.crt commonly
called the Niccne , or else the Apostles'
creed , but the creed may bo omitted if it
hath been said immediately before morning
prayer , provided that the Nieeno creed shall
bo said on Christmas day , ICuster day ,
Ascension day , Whitsunday and Trinity
Sunday. "
Dr. EJar said the NIccno creed formed u
part nf the doctrine of the church , and since
many priests never read it it-should be made
obligatory. S. Corning JiVcid , ono of the
Chicago lay delegates ; Kav. Arthur Law
rence , of Massachusetts , and Hov. Dr. Good
wiiiRpokoin opposition to the resolution.
The hotrse adjourned with the question still
Elected Prnnoiscnn Suparior Gnnoral.
New Yonrc , Oct. 8. The Catholic News
has received a cablegram from Rome which
says : Fra Aloysius Cauaji , ' of Lamia , was
elected superior general of the Franciscan
order at the general chapter assembled
to-day m the International college of San
Antonio in Homo , Morb ; than a hundred
provincials of the order frpm all parts of the
world wcio present. KVa 'lAloystus succeeds
Fra Hordanno da Portogfuaro , who tilled
the ofllco since 16ti9 by special vonccsslon of
the pope. '
The Augusttnlan chanter just concluded
hnro has resulted In tbd'olection of Hov.
Father Sebastian Martinatllas prior general.
Ho IH a bi other of the late Cardinal Marti-
The Verv Ilov. Otto ZardPttl , D. p. , vicar
general of Dakota , bus been appointed bishop
of St. Cloud , Minn. , ono of the new dioceses
created in the province of St. Paul.
, \ KhrrlfTH Wife Klopon With a Strip-
llii Highway Itohlinr.
MI.N.NKAPOLIS , Oct. U A Little Falls ,
Mini ) . , special says quite a sensation was
created there this morning by the discovery
that Mrs. J. P. Sand , the wfo of the deputy
sheriff , had taken her husbuna'b revolver ,
keys and $50 , arid after ; liberating John
Mitchell , recently convicted of highway rob
bery , eloped with him. .
The sheriff and the dcpyty are In hot pur-
Harbor convention met to.dfty the report of
the committee on resoluttyuk was received.
Majority and minority rpports were submit
ted , The former favored ) the establishment
by congress of u deep water , harbor on tbo
northwest coast of the Gulnof Mexico. The
minority report asked for.tho construction of
threa deep harbors , ono op the -Texas cons.t ,
ono ou the Louisiana coast/ and another ut
some place to bo detorinlnnd hereafter.
After n lengthy dlscussiou , the majority re
port was finally adopted.
The majority report states that it Is the
sense of the convention that It , Is the duty of
cougross to appropnuw permanently and for
immediate use whatever Amount Is necessary
to eecuro a deep water port on the north
west coast of the Gulf of Mexico , west of
thu ninety-third degree west longitude ,
callable of admitting the largest vessels and
at which the best and most accessible har
bor can bo secured and maintained in the
shortest posMblo time and at the least cost.
The convention adjourned sine dio.
A Construction Train Wrcckod.
Hcnroiro , InuVbct , 8. A construction
tralu on the MaoUey railroad left the track
at a.point about eighteen miles west of hero
yesterday afternoon. Nineteen out of
twenty-eight men on the train were seriously
injured. Six were dangerously -hurt , while
two will dm. Toe wounded were * brought
here ami all the phyMciuiib In town busied
themselves in helping to icliere the gaffer-
An Honest Settler Qots the Bonoflt
of the Doubt.
Mlohlunn 1'nshtnK AllVed Ilussell , of
l > ( .trol , to Kill It A Wren liu-
Kclatlvo to
1'nnslon Cnscs Spcclnl.
WASIIINOTOV , D. C. , Oct. \
Land Commissioner Crolt rondoroJ n de
cision to-day which will put him in favor
with all honest settlers upon the public
domain. ,
Ho has Inaugurated a policy which the
people of the country have long demanded ,
that of giving the settlers the bonollf of
doubt nnd time whenever it is shown that ho
Is clearly honest and not at fault. In re
versing the decision of the local land ofllcers
nt Benson , Minn , , holding far cancellation
the homestead entry of Fred Huascllu , on
the ground that ho had abandoned the claim
beeausa ho had not "proved w > ' ' within six
months from date of entry , Commissioner
GrolT lays down the principle that the Inten
tion of tlio settler , his iinnnolnl condition
nnd the surrounding circumstances should
Co taken into consideration along
with the strict letter of the law.
Ho believes that where the intent
pf the settler is honorable and ills poverty or
misfortune makes it Impossible for him to
"prove and pay up" within six months the
government should not permit others more
fortunate but not more honest to deprive the
original settler of his homo till ho has bud a
chance to establish his good faith with the
government. The idea of the government is
to give a homestead to all honest settlers ,
and although n limit , of tlmo is lixod within
which a settler must meet certain require
ments , the six months rule for homesteaders ,
llko nil rules , has exceptions. Commis
sioner Groff , in his decision , says :
"Tho claimant was n single man having no
property but a yoke of oxen , nnd hud to de
pend upon his own labor for the means to
purchase lumber for building his hoiibo. Ho
could not got money sufficient for that purpose -
pose in time to complete it within six months
from date of entry , but ho llnlslied it as soon
as he could and was on his claim in amide
time to put in u crop during
the first season in which a crop could bo cul
tivated after ho took it. I sea no bad fuith
hero and no c.utso Is shown for tha cancella
tion of the entry , Tlio rule requiring the
maker of a homestead entry to establish an
actual residence upon the land within six
months Irom the data of his entry , llko all
rules , has its exceptions and is not to bo in-
Histod upon where the cntryman's ' good faith
toward the government is suillciontly shown
or whore his acts are not inconsistent with
an honest purpose to comply with the law. "
Michigan is makimra vigorous ollort to se
cure the vacancy on the bench of the supreme
premo court of the Uuitod States made by
the death of Justice Matthews. Several of
her most influential citizens have come nero
ami in person pros'ented Indorsements of her
nsnlr.ints or have employed the telegraph
ami mulls to advance the work of the state
in tlmt direction. Senator McMillan , suc
cessor to Senator Palmer , called nttho whlto
house to-dny to talk overtho subject with the
president , The senator is urging the ap
pointment of Alfred Kussell , of Detroit , an
eminent lawyer , and ho Is hcartilj seconded
uy his colleague. Senator Stockbridge , and
other statesmen from tho'state.
Michigan has another candidate for this
place in'Judgo Urown , but the bulk of the
influence Is In favor of Uussoll. The Sev
enth judicial circuit is inclined to insist on
this place , on the ground that sluco the death
of Chief Justice Wuita and Justice Stanley
.Matthews , the circuit , which is one ; of the.
most important , is without representation.
Ohio has not presented a candidate so far as
known , although nlio has until recently had
two men on the bench of the supreme court.
An impression is maintained by most pen
sion claimants throughout the country rela
tive to making cases special at tin * pension
olllco which operates a great injustice.
Tnero is a belief that It is only necessary
for n senator , a congressman or other influ
ential person to make a demand at the pen
sion oftleo and n case is taken out of its reg
ular order and pushed through to completion.
This is a gross orror. There have not been
SOU cases made special since the 4th of last
March , although it was charged against
Commissioner Tanner that ho was making
cases special by tlio wholesale , and had
taken thousands of them out of their regular
order aud pushed them through. Ho was
charged unjustly. During the early part of the
administration of Commissioner Biuck a cir
cular was Issued from the pension olllco in
which It was stated that :
"It is apparent that the expedition of ono
claim must bo at the cost of delay to thous
ands of others , aiid'thorcforo the discretion
which Is lodged in the commissioner must be
exrecised with reason and judgment , and ho
has published , as a prerequisite to the favor-
uul'j consideration of an application for spe
cial action.tliatjsnid apilicationmiibt | ; set forth
snch circumstances as will justify the action
of the commissioner In the minds of those
whoso claims will bo put back , as extreme
ago or threatened dissolution of the claimant
or the dependence of the claimant on charity ,
or ether special and urgent reasons which
may bo particular to the case and which must
bo submitted to the discretion of the
commissioner for his approval or disap
proval , Tno statements' must bo vcriliod bv
the outh of the claimant milking them or
some ropulublo party actir.g for him. "
There were muny thousands of demands
soon after the incoming of the present ad
ministration , for special and irregular action
on pension claims , and it became necessary
oven buforo Commissioner Black retired
from tht ofllco , to rigidly on force the above
order , nnd it is enforced ut this time. It is
positively asserted in every instance that a
case ran not and will not bo made special
and taken out of Its regular course without
it is shown that the claimant is either
physically In a precarious condition or is
being supported by publio or private charity.
All ether applications for pension claims to
bu made special uro rejected , upa no amount
of influence can change the rnlo.
It can readily bo seen that whenever the
claim of ono pensioner is made special the
work for another claimant must bo dropped
In order that the special case can ba given
attention , and thus a great wrong is wrought'
upon ono claimant by favoring another un
less there are unusual reasons for making
the cuno special.
The only thing that pensioners can do to
expedlto their claims is to complete the testi
mony in their cases as rapidly us possible
when they are notilied by the pension oflico
of what is needed In the way of evidence. .
In view nf tha fact that it Is generally bo *
llovcd that President Harrison will select
ono of Uioox-cominandorHof the ( Jrand Army
to till the vacant coinmlsslonorshlp of pen
sions , it may bo Interesting to know there
have been sixteen commanders of the Grand
Army , four of whom are now dead. Ono of
those living , General Charles Dovlns , is a
Justice of the supreme court of Massachu
setts , ox-Governor Hurt ran ft is an insurance
agent in Pennsylvania , General O. Hobinson
h on the nitired list as brigadier general ,
living at Hinghamton , N. Y.j General Louis
Waencr l director of public works at
Philadelphia with u snlnrv of $12,000 per
your , General Merrill Is insurance comtnis. ,
sloncr of Massachusetts , General Paul Van.
dorvoort Is la the postofllco department at
Omaha , Colonel U. U. Heath Is secretary of
the United Fire Insurance company of
Philadelphia , General J , H. Kountzo is an in
surance upeut at Toledo , O. ; General S. 8.
Hurdett Is an attorney in the District of
Columbia , General Lucius Fuirchild u In no
business , General J , V. Hoa Is district Judge
In Minnesota. General William Warner Is
and intends to remain n lawyer In practice at
Kansas City , Mo ,
TlliKNI < ! tTSTFMI > IAn.
General headquarters for the Knlchts
Templar during the i-nncluvo next week hnvo
been opjned at the Kbbitt , Here will be lo
cated the grand olllcors , who are expected to
nrrlvo on Saturday nnd Sunday. Chairman
Parker hnil nn interview with tlio district
commissioners to-dny , nt which it was
filially determined that I'ontisylv.tnl.i ave
nue should be wired on the day of the nar-
nde , next Tuesday , as on Inauguration day.
This treasure was urged by the commlttoo
as the only means by which the nvonuo
could b6 kept perfectly clear for the parade.
The Western Union. Telegraph company ,
which has consented tt > furnish the , vlro nec
essary , will send the quantity required from
Among the questions which Chairman
Parker had to have settled to-dny was tin In
teresting ono raised over a band of muslo
Ono of the Canadian bodies coming promises
to bring n band , but It Is found that the con
tract labor law is in the way. Chairman
Parker wont to see the secretary of the
treasury this afternoon to hnvo the neces
sary orders made to admit the band across
the border. The bund will bo admitted , The
city schools will have a holiday on Tuesday.
The street fakirs will not bo permitted to
operate in the city during the conclave. The
nuisance was carried too far at the last In
auguration and now the police have been In
structed to arrest all fakirs. It will be use
less for parties to apply for permits to sell
goods , wares or novelties upon the streets ,
avenues or reservations , as no such permits
will or ran be given.
The Pennsylvania railroad company will
run -T5 sleeping cars Into Washington in
addition to the sluepurs on their regular
Loaves of absoncb'for the periods sot op
posite their names are granted the following
named oillcors , to take effect from the date
of their being relieved Irom duty :
Second Lieutenant T. ICerr , Seven
tconth infantry , Uvonty-tw'o days.
Second Lieutenant lidward N. Jones Jr. ,
Eighth infantry , two months on surgeon's '
certinYnte of disability.
Captain Frederick W. Tlnbaut , Sixth In
fantry , twenty days.
First Lieutenant , James A. Button , ICighth
infantry , twenty days.
Second Lieutenant John H , Alexander ,
Ninth cavalry , thrco months.
The handsome nnd appropriate floral design -
sign placed in the middle of the lunch table
at the white house reception , yesterday , was
designed bv Mrs. Harrison. The idea of
having half of the glebe represented with the
north and South American continents em
bossed m llowers was an original one. h\io \
had the piece made and placed on the table ,
and the tirst the president and Secretary
Ulalno know of It was when they saw it
tliero. The water of the globe was repre
sented by the smooth , deep green leaves of
the laurel or holly , giving almost the color of
the sea , and the land of llowers fravu tha
exact outline of the two continents. The
delegates were delighted with the design ,
nnd made many llaltcrlm ; comments upon it.
Mr. Hlalno said it was the feature of ttto
Dr. George L. Humphreys to-day
appointed a tiensiou examiner at Kearney ,
Kdward Percy Giichnst of Fort Madison ,
la , , was appointed a cadet to the United
States military aeudomv , Wcat Point , N. Y.
A nicoting of the citizens of Iowa temporarily
arily residing in this city was held at the
onico of O. II. Herring , in the Lodroit
building , last evening , lor the purpose of
organizing state" republican association.
Ex-Governor Stone was culled to the ohair ,
and Herring was elected secretary. The
committees on constitution , organization ,
transportation , etc. , were appointed and a
permanent organization will ba olfeuted itt a
meeting to be hold at the same place nort
Tuesday evening.
Secretary Proctor loft the city this morn
ing for Ills homo in Vermont and will not re
turn to Washington until the nr.ddlc of next
week. General Scholleld has been omYially
designated by tbo president to act as secre
tary of war In the absence of the secretnry.
The postmaMov general bus appointed
David P. Liebhurdt , of Maryland , btiuarin-
tendcntof the dead letter olllce , poatoillca
department , at 82 , < ( H ) per annum , vice
George H. Hall , of Minnesota , resigned.
Edward Percy Gilchrist , Fort Madison ,
First district , Joiva , has been appointed u
military cadot.
Tsui Two Yin , the newly appointed Chinese
minister to the United Sl'atos , was to-du.v
presented to the president by Secretary
Blaino. The minister made ii.compllinoiit.iry
address , to which the president replied with
the usual expressions of good will.
Pi-ohlhltion PliiyiiiK a Strange flirt
in ( iovnrnor l < oruknr'4 CaiivnnH.
Cmctno , Oct. 0. [ Spscial Telegram to
THEHCE. ] Colonel W. C. Cooper , congress
man from the Ninth Ohio district , u leader
in state politics aud chairman of the last
Ohio republican convention , is in the city.
"Tho campaign in Ohio , " ho said to-day , "is
going to ba a red hot one. Governor For-
uker will have a tight squoe/e , but I think
he will got in by a small majority. There
nro several things working against him.
Ono is that it Is his third term candidacy ,
and the lact Ohio has never had a third
term governor. T.ien there is an apathy
among a clubs of republicans who feel
they have not buun treated right. Tlio.v
seem to bo standing b.iclc. in the hope of
being able to say , ' 1 told you so.1 As to the
jirohibition question , the republican party no
lonirer holds it up. Wo have the local op
tion law and that allows communities to gov
ern IhutnsolvcH. Hut prohibition ii playing
a strange part In Governor Forakcr's cam
paign. When the mayor of Cincinnati or
dered the snloons closed on Sundays the
governor sent a telegram. It told Claciti-
null's mayor to 'lot no guilty man escape , ' or
words to that effect , and to lode up all violators
lators , Now the people think that was the
business of the mayor of Cincinnati , and 11
mutter with which the governor hud nothing
to do , and 1 agree with them. "
11 inil ol Ve.llow l < rvcr.
New OUI.UANB , Oct. U , Enrique Dovilla ,
the Colombian consul , who arrived hero from
Livingston , Guatemala , October ldlcd , , tills
morning of yellow fovor.
All precautions bud boon tali cm by the
board of health , who announce tlioro is no
cause lor alarm. Dovllla hud bean sick some
timu before reaching thu Mississippi quaran
tine station , but in ardor to got through and
prevent the detention of the vessel lie was
nuiBtered on decrt with thu passengers and
cruw , and it U boliuved that this imprudence
made his recovery Impossible ,
Unoiri Knin 'look n l' w I'rl/en.
WASHINGTON , Oct. a , The department of
state 1ms received a telegram from General
Franklin , United States commissioner gen
eral to the Paris exposition , suym ? thu
United States exhibit has been awarded C3
grand prizes , 10'J cold medals , 21 silver
medals , 218 brouzo medals and ' J honorable
mentions , and indicating that awards uot
yet announced would undoubtedly Increase
thlb number.
A ( Jrrnt Pf nt J''lrp. '
LKA , Minn , Oct. : ) . A great peat
fire is burning near Geneva , this county.
It is estimated that 0,500 acres of land wcro
burned over , and O.OJO tons of hay de
stroyed. Over ono hundred and seventy
loads in stacks owned by L , T. Hell were
burned Tuesday , and every day some farmer
loses more or less. Tliero ii no means of
saving the hay , as the Are IB in the peat ,
under the surface , and U is unsuto to drive a
team near it. Experts estimate the value of
tbo despoiled land at $100,000. aud the dam-
UKO by burning hay at (30,000.
Tlio Weutlior Foi-oonst ,
For Nebraska , Dakota and lowaj Talr ,
warmer ; winds becoming southerly.
Tha Ooroun , of the Ouachtta Line , n
Totnl Wraok.
Port HuilHon , on Kill so Hlvcr ,
nun , the Scone or the Catuuniplio
A llrltlsli Hhlp Goes Down
Tlin Coroiinlm ) < * t Trip ,
NKW OIII.CANS , Oct. ! ) . The steamer Cor
ona , of the Omtchltn Consolidated line , left
hero last evening for the Otmchtta rlvor with
a full cargo o ( freight and n good list of pas
sengers. Shu cxulodcd her boilers nt Falsa
river , nearly opposite Port Hudson , at 11:15 :
this morning , causing the loss of thostoamor
nnd about forty llvoi.
The Anchor line steamer City of St. Louis ,
Captain James O'Xoll ' , was near and saved
many lives The surviving passengers and
crew were taken on board by Captain O'Noll
nnd kindly oared for.
The following nro the lost and saved as far
as U known :
Crow lost 3. W. JJIanks , captain ; J. V.
Jordan , first clerk ; Charles O. Ellis , second
clerk ; SI Swlmp Unniitt , third clerk ; FroJ
Dinltle , barkeeper ; Fred Yciiimn , barkoouer ;
Pat Ityan , stoivnrd ; Dick CnVtls , llroman ;
Tom Shook , engineer ; Henry Doyle , portorj
.lames Semplo , porter ; Mr. Tuto. b.iruort
Henr.V DavK deck hand ; Tom Cook , sailorman - '
man ; Uilly Young , sucond mate ; Sam Stuolo
texas boy ; both captains of tlio deck watch ,
and llfteen rotisters.
Pnssongeis Lost Or. Atwell , corn dootor :
four negro musicians , Air. Scott , Sinlltilunii ,
Ln. ; Mr , Davis , stockman , L'oxas ; Mr.
Kocnch ; Mrs , llulT , of Opoluusas ; Mrs.
Kaufman * , nurse and child ; Mrs. Tom
Hough , of Opelousas ; Mrs.Villlams , of Red
Uiver Landing.
Passengers Saved Mr * . Henry Hlimlu
nnd two uhiulrun , Mrs. Mann , Mrs. liobert
Robertson , Mr.s. ICaufmnu nnd children ,
Captain U. G. Carnwoll , Mrs. J. K. Urown ,
Mrs. J. J. Meredith , L. 1 ? . Mason , Mr.
Haus'hman , Mr. ComstocK , UonnlOaonvillo ;
John Carr , IlixrrNonburg.
The Corona was on her llrat trip of tha
season and hud but recently como out of dry
dock , where she had received repairs
amounting to nearly ? 1'J,00 ; . She was built
at Wheeling , W. Va. , by Sweeny Urns. , of
that city , about seven years ago , and had 8
currying capacity of about twenty-seven
thousand bales of cotton. At tholimo of the
accident shu was valued at $20,000.
Mrs. Kobe rtson suys when tlio Corona nr-
rlved opposite False river landing , about blx-
teen miles below tliu liuyon Sar.i , ono of her
boilers exploded , tearing the boat to pieces ,
and she same in Unep water In a few soi-omls.
Mrs , Hobuitsonus wedged In tlio ladles
cabin with .some of the debris luylni : across
her lower limbs , but .she was suddenly
released and found herself floating in tha
river. She sunk twice , but lucicily was
picked up , aid escaped with only a few pain
ful bruises on her limbs.
L. C. Rollings , tlu ) pilot , says ho wasnsloop
nt the lime of the explosion , aud does not
know how It occurred.
Hon. L. F. Mason , seciotary of Htnto , who
was a passongur on the Corona , slates ihub
ho escaped with life preservers and assisted
in saving Mrs. Robertson and another lady !
There was very littla tlmo for preparation
for escape , as the boat went doivn llko lead
a few seconds after the explosion occurred.
No ono seems to bo ublo to give any explana
tion as to the calico of the sudden disaster. '
Captain T. C. Sweeney , of the Powers
line , who assumed command on the dentil of
Cuptnin Itlnnks , says the explosion was not
duo to a too high pressure of steam. He had
just had occasion to examine tlio t'Uugo , and
Is positive there was not inoro than 1U5
pounds pressure. The bout had a moderate
cargo. Ho was in tlio inldd'a ' or the
stream just below the landing
nnd had just whistled to pass the City of St.
Louis , for'unatoly coining down at the time.
Tha explosion had n downward tendency
and blow out the bottom of the boat , causing
her to sink immediately. The cabin was
torn In two , the roar portion floating down
stream and bearing a number of the saved.
Captain Sweeney suys tbo boat would un
doubtedly have burned had shonotgono
down immediately.
None of the booki , i aors or other valu
ables were saved. The City of
St. Louis , which WIM about live
hundred yards above , nt once put out
her boats nnd she did noble won ; in saving
lives. The anchor line steamer stayed thora
several hours rendering nil the assistance
possible and taking on board the rescued.
When nothing moVe could be done she camu
on down to Baton Kongo , where iihyHiclnns
were summoned and all possible ) done for the
The only dead body recovered was that of
Fred Overman , the second barkeeper.
FOUNDICltlOl ) AT rtli.V.
Tlio British Steamer ICnrmooro
' 1'xvpniy-i'iirht I/ivi'H tiiiHt ,
New \OIIK , Oct. 3 , A dispatch to tlio
Maritime Exchange to-day , dutod Nassau ,
September 30 , announced that the British
steamer Earmooro , from Uultimoro to HIo
Janeiro , had foundered at sea inngaloon
September . " . All handh were lost except
seven , who were landed nt Nassau , The
total loss of life Is about twonty-olght.
The Enrmooro was a steamer of UKO tons ,
commanded by Captain ( ! roy. She lotl Bal
timore August U'J. nnd sulkd njxt day from
Hampton roadu for Hio Jiuilcro.
The stnrm tVhioh prevailed early In Sop
tcmbcr struck the Eurmooro ( when she was
oil the West Indies. On Septmnbor ! i the
bhlp had to bu abandoned and two boats wcro
launched. The first olllcer. Painter , the soil-
on il engineer , Moldrum , and five seamen '
wcru in onii hunt , Captain Gray , two olll- i-'f
certt and sixteen of the crow were in the
long boat. This uoat him not been heard
fiom. A cablegram from Bt. Jngq snyH the
Hinnll boat arrived , but tlmt the live nailer *
nro in ndying condition , It is burely pohil-
blo those in the long boat mav have been
picked up by sotno vessel ,
Itiimornd Slcanmlilp Collision. , N. S. , Oct. ! ! . There Is a report
bore very into to-nlghtof a serious Bteamslnp
collision forty miles from bt. Pierre near the
Now Foundlnnd coast. No particulars
are obtainable.
Tim Indian
LAKE MOIIONK , N. Y. , Oct. ! ! . At to-day's
session of the Indian conference Prof.
Painter , of the Indians' Highlit 11030 : latlon ,
reid u lengthy paper pointing out the grave
defects of recent legislation. It said in nub-
stance that the allotment of lands In sever
ally was a step In tlio right di 1 I
rection , but under tlio limitations of
the act not nulllrlont to tnku
the Indian out of IIH ! old condition ) . An inter-
cbtlnt ; paper was nlHO road by ex-Just lea
Strong , of the United States Miprcme court ,
in which , rofurrlng to the < iucstion of the ed
ucation of Indians , tic thought congrubs
should provulo funds for the puiposo by puy-
ing to tiin suites a sum e < iun ! 10 the amount
which would bo i abed if tlio lamln allotted
in severally wore taxable by the Blntoa.
( J moral KiuiikncT OutS -vcn Vunrf.
Uun'AU ) , N. Y. , Oct. 3. The jury In the
case of General Luster 11 , I'aulknor h is
found him guilty of making a falserepirt of
the condition of the D.insvlllo National banlc
in May , 1SS7 , to which liu sltjned hib name.
Judge Coxo this afternoon Hentcncod him to
Boven yours In the Krlu county penitentiary
Application will bo mudu for u writ of orror.
In the cane ,
nKii Avcrlll
Sr. PAUL , Oct. U. Kx-Congrosjuiun Johu
C Avorlll died to-night of linuhts dUeaio.
Hn was bUty fuur oar uld.