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PHE OMAHA i DAILY BEE
NINETEENTH YEAR. OMAHA , SATURDAY , OCTOBER 20 , 1889. NUMBER 129.
Burlington , Hock Island and St. Paul ,
Fooplo Hostile to It.
THEY WILL SMASH THE DEAL.
The I'rcsldontH or ttio Thrco Honda
Confident of Tliclr Power to
Make Matters Too Hoc
For tlio Allied Id tics
Wnr On thn U. I * . Arrangement.
CHICAGO , Oct. 25. [ Special Telegram
to Tun Br.n.J The situation of the Union
Pacific under Its now traffic arrangement
with the Northwestern will not bo a bed of
Realty thorn Is a tacit if not a written
agreement on the part of the Rock Island ,
Burlington nnd St. Paul roads to fight the
Union Pacific at every possible point
To understand the situation thoroughly It
Is necessary to go back to 18S3 , when the
famous tripartite agreement was formed be
tween the Union Pacific , Rock island and St.
Paul. A cast-iron contract was at that time
entered Into by the three roads wfilch stipu
lated that each should help the other
in every possible way. The agreement
was for twenty years and could bo termi
nated only on a'year's notice. Up to data no
notice has been given by either of the lines
interested. Soon after the agreement was
formed the Burlington learned of its exist
ence nnd commenced a vigorous warfare
ngalnst the three roads , and after a uiomor-
nblo struggle the Union Pucillo capitulated
nnd granted the sumo terms to it which the
Rock Island and St. Paul oujoyoJ. The rec
ords show that neither ot the thrcohns turned
over as much trufllo to the Union Pacillo as
has tlio Northwestern.
Although prominent officials of the Rock
1 Island , Burlington and St. Paul wcro per *
fectly free to-day in expressing their opinion
of tbo now agreement , iho nature uf the case
compelled all of them to refuse
the use of their names. The ears
of Charles Francis Adams must have bim.cd ,
however , to-day , as the ofllcials of the three
rends expressed their opinion of him to your
representative in the most vigorous kind of
Not a shadow ot doubt was expressed by
any of them that they would bo enabled to
break the agreement between the Union Pa
cific and Northwestern.
"If the Burlington was Dlcr enough In 1SS3
to break the tripartite agreement , " said
Paul Morton , of the Burlington , "it strikes
mo that the Burlington , Rock Island and St.
Paul nro big enough in SSO to break the
present agreement. "
All of tbo ofllcmls spoken to agree that the
deal might be a good ono for tlio North
western but a very bad ono for the Union
"Railroad wars make strnngo bedfellows.
Ttio Santa Fo having been guaranteed a largo
share of the trans-Missouri through tralllc. "
said R. R. Cable , of the Rock Island , "tho
deal in ono senna follows out a set.policy of
the Union Pacific , that of ignoring Cnicatro
as much us possible. The dcul the Union
Pacific mndo with the Northern Pacific about
rates from Duluth and Omaha to common
points was u body blow to Chicago. The
rates to Duluth and Chicago are the same
from the cast. Then to common points on
tlio Union nnd Northern Poclllc , traffic via
Chicago must stand the local rote between
Chicago and Omaha over what the same
trndlo via Duluth must stand. Under
the provisions of the Intor-statu coiumcrc.0 act
tha effect of the lower rates via Duluth must
extend to Intermediate points , the consequence
quence being the rapid upbuilding of Duluth
at the expense of'Chicaco. There is no ques
tion that the rates ought to bo less from
Omaha thun from Duluth. The present deal
Is but-a continuation ot the old policy , tbo
Northwoitern being the only Chicago line
having a Lake Superior outlet. It will bo
no change of policy on the part of the North
western either , ns it Is notoriously partial to
Duluth on tralllc originating on Its Elkhorn ,
Chicago , St. Paul , Minneapolis and Omaha
branches. I don't suppose the now deal can
bo brolce.n without a struirglu , but , It will
surely come when the present rush of freight
slackens. I do not know whether It will
coino to u rate war or not , but I know wo
will break up the deal if possible. "
Uialn Rate to Ho Restored.
CHICAGO , Oct. 23. [ Special Telegram to
THE BEE. | A Grand Trunk ofllclal to-day
received word from Now York that there
was ovary assurance of the raising of the
grain rate to the old 23-cont basis. A bint
had been received from tbo Inter-stato com
merce commission that it would no longer
sttind the open opposition the present separ
ation of rates offered to repeated decisions
of the commission. It will bo remembered
that six months ago the Baltimore & Ohio
reduced the corn rate to 20 cents. The move
created a panlo among tno eastern roads ,
but after u lomt contest tbo matter wan ar
ranged by all lines except the Grand Trunk
company quoting a QU-cont corn rate and 25
cents on nil other grain. The Grand Trunk
refused to oppose the mtor-etato commerce
commission and returned to the 25-ccnt
basis on all grain. The other lines had
heard nothing of the rumored ralao , but all
expressed eagerness to have It como. The
Grand Trunk ofllclal declared that rales
would bo'restored November 10 or 15.
Dakota Demands Fair Rates.
CHICAGO , Oct. 25. [ Special Telegram to
THE BuiJ.J Senator Frank Pettlgrow , of
South Daiiotn , Is in this city to-day. Ho is
lie re to have righted numerous alleged dis
criminations against the merchants of Ins
state , and while holding out the olive branch
of peace In ono hand , says that the railroad
laws of Iowa will bo as poaches and cream
In comparison to these which will bo enacted
by the legislature of South Dakota. Among
other things tbo senator said :
"Wo wont to establish * a commercial cen
ter in the interior of our state and propose
to have equitable rates to permit H , Wo are
now being discriminated against on all
hands. ITor Instance , the sugar rate and
others are made up by taking the rate from
San Francisco to St. Paul , adding to u the
locals buck to Sioux Fulls , uud then to iho
interior point. Than the local rates from
Aberdeen , Watortown and Sioux Falls
to tributary points are fur higher nor mlle
than the rates on the same goods from St.
Paul. This is a plain discrimination in favor
of St. Paul and against us. "
The belllcosq senator added that If the
railroads did not do the rlgbt thing the leg
islature of South Dakota would. Ho left for
Milwaukee to-night to confer with the
olUolals of the St. Paul roads. Chairman
Walker , of the Intor-Stalo Commerce Rail
way association , referred the senator to the
llui Kn ulnoerti.
DE.NVEH , Oct. 33. The locomotive engi
neers to-day began the consideration of
various resolutions presented to the conven
tion , forty in number , tbo most Important of
which Is ouo favoring federation , Only two
resolutions were uctod on to-day. At this
rate thy convention promises to bo a lengthy
ouo.It is learned to-night that A , R. Cavcner ,
of Chicago , second grand assistant engineer
of the brotherhood , tendered his resignation
to the convention to-duy.
The Station Ai > onts.
K Ah sis CITY , Oct. 25. The National aaso-
latlon of Railway Station agents to-day
"elected Albert L. Kline , ol Allegheny , Pa. ,
president , and O. Carlo , of Mason , Ills. ,
uruud treasurer. Tbo aoxt meeting is to
bo held at Cleveland. O.
A Railway Mnnacer Realism.
CITT OF Mexico , Oct. 23. Major O'Brien ,
general manager of the Mexican National
railway , has resigned to uccopl a petition
With o railroad lit tbo United States.
Athens Knjnylnc n Visit From Ills *
tCopj/rloht 1SS9 t > u Jamti Oonlm HsrmsiM
ATHENS , Oct. 25. [ Now York Herald
Cable Special to TUB Hr.E. | The Greeks
have the reputation of being moro con-
tomplntlvo than demonstrative , but to-day In
their welcome of Princess Sophia nnd
Empress Frederick they throw off their
national characteristic nnd gavo. them a
royal reception Everywhere the crowds
wont wild with enthusiasm aad everywhere
nhouts rent the air. Upon arrival they were
mot by the king and queen of Denmark , the
ministers of the Grecian government and
their wives , the mayor and corporation and
delegates and envoys of all foreign , countries
and from different parts of Greece. Among
the ladles on the platform were Lady Mon-
son , Madam Buckwctlow. Baroness Kosjok
Trabcnbcrg , Madam Sapounnkls , M'llo.
Anagyro. On the arrival of the train Prince
Waldemar , Prlnco Albert Victor , the prlnco
ef Wales , iho king of Greece and tbo duke of
Sparta warmly greeted the fresh arrivals.
Princess Sophia was greeted with a buzz of
admiration. She at once took the arm of
tbo duke of Sparta. The princess looked
lovely In pure wiitto , with a small straw bou-
net with a white feather. Empress Freder
ick were a traveling dross mndo of dark
gray. The queen of Denmark were a mauve
costume nnd the queen of Greece was la
whlto. The princess of Wales were a costume -
tumo made of pearl gray.
After the introduction of the ministers nnd
their wives nnd the diplomatic corps , the
mayor presented a banquet nnd address of
welcome. The visitors were driven to the
palace. The king of Greece and the duke of
Sparta were on horseback , accompanied by.
a guard of honor. On the arrival of the pro
cession at the palace the royal party came
out on the balcony and waved their handker
chiefs to the enormous crowd which had
gathered about the palace to the number of
Thrco or thn Scalded Men Die.
ICojij/rfolit 18K > bit Jcimtt Gordon n imett.l
LONDONOct. . 23. [ Now York Herald
Cable Special to Tim Brx.1 Three of
the unfortunate firemen who were landed at
Holy head last night aud taken to the hos
pital , suffering from fearful scalds and
burns , died eurlv this morning. The second
engineer and colored firemen , who \vere
badly scalded , are slightly bettor , but not
out of danger. The Cophalonla sailed from
Holyhead at 8 o'clock this morning , the re
pairs , which are expected to occupy tbo ut-
tentlon of the engineers for several days
being undertaken on the voyage to Now
York. A verdict of death from scalding was
returned In the cases of the dead men at
Kelso police court to-day.
Sonc to Jnll For a Month.
ICopiirtulit 1SS3 1 > u Jnmca Gordon Ileiiii'tt.l
LONDON , Oct. 23. | New York Herald
Cable Special to TUB Buitl. Robert Ruth-
e'rford , alias Prlnco Rutherford , son of the
late Gypsy queen , Esther Faa , or Blythe ,
and ono of the claimants of the fortune loft
by the California ! ! millionaire , Thomas
Blythe , was sent to Jail for a month for
breach of thoncaco while intoxicated. Prince
Robert approached the carriage 'of General
Hood , of Stanrlg , and swore at him and two
Survivors of Balnkluvn.
[ Cnjiyio7il JS83 Iju James ( Joiilnn Dcmiift.1
LONDON , Oct. 25. [ New York Herald
Cable Special to Tim BEK. | Only six
teen survivors of the battle of Baluklava at
tended the annual dinner this evening. Five
of these who participated in the famous
charge of the Light brigade nro Lord Tread
CKiir , Sir George Woodwell , Sir William
Gordon , Major Cowles and Colonel Mussen-
A Consorvntlvo Victory.
( Cipui tuM IBS1 tin Jamts Gordon Dennett. *
LONDON , Oct. 23. | Now York Ho.-ald
Cable Special to THE BBE.I After much
hurrah on both sides , Brighton was carried
to-day by tbo conservatives , who elected
Gerald Lodor over Sir Charles Peel by a
majority of 2,507. , In 18S3 the conservative
majority was 2,148 , and in 18SO It was 3,230.
DAV1TT STIIjIj TALKING.
Ho SayH Houston Know the I'nrnell
Letters Were Forjjerlps.
LONDON , Oct. 25. Michael Davltt resumed
his address before the Parnell commission
to-day. Ho said the landlord system In Ire
land should bo abolished and the land vested
in the state. Eight-tenths of the money
which came from America for the support of
the Irish cause , ho declared , came from Irish
worklngmen and worklngwomen. Davitt ,
continuing , said that Houston , secretary of
the Loyal and Patriotlo league , and his ac
complices know the letters alleged
to huvo been written by Parnoll ,
which were printed In the London Times ,
were forgeries before Pigott took the wit
ness stand , and that It had como to his
( Davltt's ) knowledge that Pigott bad con
fessed the fact prior to nis testifying for the
On being Interrupted oy Chief Justice
Hannon , who would not accept the state
ment without evidence , Davitt replied that
the allegation would bo agaiu made and
proven later on ,
Davitt proceeded to point out that Parnoll
and not ho founded the land league m
America. Lo Caron , ho declared , had fulled
to prove the assertion that the Clun-nu Gael
managed Parnoil's toiir in America. No
money collected in America has over been
Intended to ussist armed rebellion in Ire
FORCED TO 15 AT HUMAN FLESH.
Horrible Tain of Survivors of the
Bteamalnp I3irninoor. :
BALTIMOIIC , Md. , Oct. 25. Carl Graves ,
fireman , and Ludwlg Lodes , two survivors
of the crow of the steamship Earnmoor , lust
night gave horrible details oftho way they
sustained life by cannibalism for days , The
two men described how , upon the death
of several of their comrades , when
unable to obtain anything else , they
had eaten the flesh from the bodies
and sucked ttio blood , and how three days
afterward their limbs and foot began to
swell , which they attributed to iho poison
from human flesh and blood. They have no
recollection of how the flcsti and blood
tasted , so great was their mental anguish at ,
The Drath Hi-cord.
PAIIIS , Oct. 23. Emllo Auglor , the Froncb
dramatist , Is dead ,
ELMIIIA. N. Y. , Oct. 25. Jeremiah Mo *
Gulre , ox-speaker of t no assembly , died this
PHii.AnEi.ruiA , Oct. 25. Joel ! 5urlow , of
Moorhoad , u well known Iron manufacturer
and capitalist of this city , died this morning
COLUUIIUS , O. . Oct. 25. Prof. Leo Lcs-
quercux , the eminent botanist and paleontol
ogist Is dead , aged eighty-three.
A f-'olioonor Mtsslnc.
BOSTON , Oct. 23. A throe-masted schooner
which sailed from hero for Fnyal sixty-five
days ace with a crow and passengers num
bering thirty-seven , has not been hoard from ,
and Is believed to have been lost.
Dillon Arrives in Brussels.
Oct. 25. Count Dillon , who
has been expelled fioai Loraln by tko Ger
man police , arrived to-day.
HE II AS PUT AWAY THE STAMP
Raum Will Sign Ponslon Oortifl-
catoa With the Pon.
NO MORE DEPUTIZED CLERKS.
The Now Commissioner Will Proccoil
Ciirornllr I" tlio Granting or A\i-
plfcntions Dakotnns Goinc
WASHINGTON BUHEAU THE OMAHA. Br.E , 1
B13 FOUIITKEXTH STIIEBT. V
WASHI.SOIOX , D. 0. , Oct. 25. )
"I am going to carefully examine every
pension corttllcato before I attach my natno
to it , " said Commissioner of Pensions Raum
to-day as ho drew up before him a huge pile
of certificates ,
"I cannot , bo too careful till I learn
thoroughly the routine of affairs hero. It has
been customary for the commissioner to
sign his naino or have n clerk do It by the
use of a rubber stamp , but t think that is a
delegation of too much power , and it should
bo attended to personally by the coraum-
sloner. If I can intrust n clerk to sign my
nnmo to pension certificates by the use of a
rubber stump I cannot see why I should
nlono bo empowered to do this work and beheld
hold exclusively responsible for it. "
The commissioner bad four or five hun
dred certificates presented to him for his sig
nature during the day. Among the cases ho
made special was that of a lady who was
born during Washington's administration.
She Is ninety-throe yours old unrt Is the
widow of a soldier ot the war of 1813. She
has been entitled to a pension nil along but
1ms never applied for ono until recently.
That was why her case was made special.
General Raum himself Is entitled to a pen
sion , being u wounded soldier , but ho has
never filed an application and ho has no idea
of seeking u pension while ho is commis
A OATHEllIXa OF PAKOTANS.
There will bo a gathering of very nrom-
Inent South Dakuta republicans in Wash
ington next week.
The two senators , two members of con
gress and the governor and lieutenant gov
ernor , together with Judge Edgorton , who
came near being elected ono of the senators ,
will bo among the number. They are com-
ills hero especially to present Judge Edgor-
ton for appointment as the United States
district Judge for the state of South Dakota ,
and they will look after the distribution of
various other ofllces before tlioy leave.
Senator Pottig'-ow will nrrivo to-morrow.
Just before the opening of the recent .cam-
pulgn , and at the request of those gentle
men , the appointments at tbo post-
ofllco and various other depart
ments wcro hold up in Dakota
until the election was over. Tboro now will
bo n rattling of the dry democratic bones
holding positions In South Dakota. While
hero these statesmen will take nil of the ini
tiatory steps possible for the opening of the
great Sioux Indian reservation and also the
opening of the Wappeton and Siasoton res
ervation , which i3 located in the nortnwcst-
orn part of South Dakota. They will pre
pare the bills which are to bo presented on
the subjects before congress and will got
the material ready for reports upon them in
CAi'TiiN nounrcn's EXI > IKIENCB.
Among the nowspauor men on the excur
sion tr.iin uf the international congress ,
which is duo in Omaha to-morrow afternoon ,
is Mr. Harris , of the Evening Star , of this
city. In his dispatch published this evening
is the following , which will bo relished by
the mnnv BEE readers who personally know
Captain John Bourlco , who is a member of
the special partv and represents the presi
dent of the United States on the trip :
"Captain Boiirkc sat down to breakfast
this morn In ? and discovered after ho had
succeeded in corraling something to cat that
he was without the implement with which
to convoy the provender to his mouth. At
two previous meals this same thing had
haupcncd , uad on these occasions the captain
hud insisted on his rights wittt some vigor.
'Ihls morning ho just smiled apologetically
at the waiter and meekly said , 'Waiter , in
New York and Washington , where I
have frequently eaten as many as three
meals in a day , I have become accustomed to
using a knife and fork. Now if it is not n ill-
tect violation of the rules of the house-1
wish you would get 1110 these articles. '
There was a smile visible on the countenance
of the waiter as ho moved away , but ho got
oven with the sarcastic captain , it took him
ton minutes to find them , and the captain
was not doing so much smiling cither. "
I'ALMUH AND TUB PllKSSMEN'S UNION.
Public Printer Palmer had a dose of
the power of the pressmen's union a
day or two ago. No man can bo
n pressman In the Government print
ing ofllco unless ho belongs to this union or
can show a curd that ho is a journeyman In
good standing In some other similar organi
zation. If the public printer should insist
upon the appointment of a man , however
competent , who was not a member of ttio
union , every prossman.omploycdi'i the print
ing ofilco would stop work at oncp , and refuse -
fuse to resume until ttio appointee was
cither admitted to the union or discharged.
A few days ago tlio publlo printer np-
polntcd two men who made application for
admission into tbo union. Their applications
were rejected on the ground that they wore
uot competent journeymen pressmen. The
public printer made an Investigation into the
matter , and it so happened that ho ascer
tain that the union was right , and that the
men were not fit to act In iho capacities for
which they had been appointed. It was a
narrow escape on Mr. Palmer's part from
what might have been a very embarrassing
situation , for had the mnn been nblo to prou-
orlv perform their duties , anil tha union re
fused to have admitted them tbo result
would huva been a strike.
Bartlett , Fremont county , S , O. Walker ;
East Nodaway , Adams county , S. G. Simp
son : Essex , Page county. Richard McCull ;
Tuskeega , Decatur county , W. H. Edson ;
Weston , Pottawattamlo county , S. S. Works.
By direction of tlio secretary of war the
superintendent of the recruiting service will
cause thirty recruits to bo assigned to the
Twenty-first Infantry and forwarded under
proper charge to such point In the depart
ment of the Phitto as the commanding gen
eral of the department shall designate ,
The application of J. T. Beggs.of Hastings ,
for a rcrutlng of his pension bus boon made
special and allowed at f > 0 a month. Ho was
drawing only W a month , but a now exami
nation showed that ho was entitled to the in
L. U. Grndly and wife , of Omaha , are at
Senator Paddoek. with his wife and daugh
ter , will arrive about the middle of Novem
ber and locate at the Portland for the win
ter.Now that the sinking fund requirements
for the present fiscal your have been met by
the purchase of bonds to date , the solo purpose -
pose of future bond purchases will bo to pre
vent undue increase in tbo surplus , which
now amounts to 10,845,000. The receipts so
far this month aggregate nearly $27,000,000 ,
and the expenditures were nearly ? 17,000,000 ,
making a net gain of $10,000,000 for tbo
The estimates of the state department for
expenditures during 1690-91 , with blight ex
ceptions , are the sumo as submitted last
'year\and aggregate about$3,000,000 , Several
consuls will bo recommended for increase In
salary and the services of a few additional
messengers will bo asked.
Fatal Holler Explosion.
WINNIPEG , Man. , Oct. 25. A special from
Suit Coats , N. W. T , , says the boiler of a
threthlug engine burst at the farm of A.
Anderson to-day , Hilling F. DupanandJ.
Fullerton and verloualy injuring two Others.
The Treatment of RcKs | [ rcd Matter
Discussed nt Length.
WASHINGTON , 23. The conJToronco division
of Inspectors of the postbtjloo department
ended to-day. The object WAS a general In
terchange of vlowa upon n subject connected
with the betterment Of thd"service. . The
treatment of registered matter was discussed
at length , and a systonfi of con.socutlvo en
dorsements by nil horsons through
whoso hands registered pncakgos pass ,
as an additional safeguard , was
adopted. No cliangb was recom
mended an to registered ilapltaga envelopes ,
although It was the opinionof the Inspectors
that there Is great ncod of an envelope which
can not bo tampered , wild without showing
showing signs thereof. The Instructions to
Inspectors were thoroughly revised and n
large part of thatlmaof the conference was
dovotcd to the discussion of tbo moans nud
methods to bo adopted in tbo detection of
crime and the conviction ol persons violating
tbo postal law.
ICcsult ofthoVorlc Do no by tlio De
partment bant Your.
WASHINGTON , Oct. 25. 'Inspector General
Dumont , of the steamboat Inspection service ,
In his report to the secretary of the treasury
of tbo operations of the service during the
fiscal year ended Juno 8 ( last , shows 0,723
steamers wcro inspected. As compared with
the previous year this shows an Increase of
000. The total number of accidents during
the year resulting In the loss of Ufa was 33.
These accidents resulted in the death of 301
persons , or 81 more than last year. Of these
lost 93 wore passengers and 209 wore oftlcers
or employes of the steamers. In closing his
report ho calls attention to the class of ves
sels using napttm gas us motive power aud
asks that these bo put in charge when navi
gated of a licensed pilot , because of the dan-
porous explosive power and highly inflam
mable nature of that gas.
Nebraska and Iowa Pensions.
WASHINGTON , Oct. 25.- [ Special Telegram
to Tun BEE. | Pensions allowed Nebraskans -
braskans ; Original invalid John M. Stowo ,
Alex West. Increase John T. 13cggs , La
fayette Anderson , Georgd Grcon. Rclssuo
Joslah Plutt. Original widows , etc
Dinah , mother of Thomas Whittle.
Pensions grunted In wane : Oricmal invu-
lln Robert E. Archlbaldn James M. Ruy ,
William L. Thompson. Restoration , reissue
and Increase John W. IJdck , John Ward.
Hoissue Israel Polkoy , John Gray , Joshua
T. Swalm , Thomas S. Applegate , Ezra D.
Falker. Orlcmal widows , , cto. Nancy A. ,
widow ot William H. Barrows ; Sarah E. ,
widow of Goorco Perkins'Ann ; ' , widow of
Yost onlay's CahtnqtJMcctinc.
WASHINGTON , Oct. 2. ) . It Is said that the
principal topic of dlscussiom nt to-day's cab
Itigt meeting was the method of treatment of
the leading Issues of the day. in the forth
coming reports to congress.
Secretary \Viudom remained after the
meeting and took luncheon with the pres
ident , which fare gnvejriso to the ropoit that
the tariff and financial politics of tbo admin
istration were under consideration.
IMPORTANT PAt'KRS MISSING.
IjoiiKonccker Loses Documents on
CHICAGO , Oct. 23. It isj announced this
evening that Important pauors nro misslnc
from the county nttorney'stjftlco upon which
the county was largely dependant to combat
the old "boodlo" claims aggregating $250,000. ,
The documents are supposed to have been
They nro needed chiefly to fight the bills
of Contractor IColling , ox-Warden Varnoll ,
ox-Commissioner Frey and the American
Stone & Brick company.
The last named clnlmantjs now repre
sented by Luwyer Furthmann , who was assistant - ,
sistant state's attorney when the papers
were turned over to the present incumbent
of the state's attorney's oflleo.
Mr. LongcnecKor has no clue as to how the
papers disappeared. lie said that unless the
missing documents nro recovered it may ro-
suit In the loss of many thousand dollars to
SECURED BY NEW YORKERS.
The Wnslilmrn Mills In the Hands of
a Gotham Syndicate.
MINNEAPOLIS , Oct. 25. Tlio Northwestern
Miller announces to-day that a Now York
syndicate has positively secured control of
the C. C. Washburn milling plant , now oper
ated by the Wushburn & Crosby company ,
and that the bulk of the stock will bo sold in
this country and the balance in England.
Vice President Washburn , of the O. C.
Washburn company , admitted Mils morning
that a deal was pending , but said that it was
not in materially different sbupo than has
been the case for several months , although
the present negotiations were with different
The Miller refers to the report received
from London that the deal to purchaoo the
mills of C. A. Plllsbury &Co. and the Wash-
burn Mill company Had fallen through bu-
cause of the Inability of the prospective buy
ers to securely guarantee the capital before
hand to the satisfaction of the owners ,
within the tuna ot the option given.
NOT A FREIGHT WHEEL TURNED
The Switchmen Tlo Up the Chicago &
CIIICIGO , Oct. 25. Not a freight wheel
turned on the Chicago & Grout Western
railway this morning , tbo strike of the
switchmen being still on , The strike is the
outgrowth of an alleged arbitrary dismissal
of a switchman last Thursday. Thn Chicago
& Great Western company does terminal
wo.-lc hero for the Wisconsin Central and the
St. Paul and Kansas City lines , aud as coii-
scqucnco of the strike the freight business
of thosa roads is being blockudc.
Later The strike is ended , ut least tem
porarily. An agreement was reached by
referring all matters in dispute to arbitra
tion , the strikers meanwhile to resume work
nnd the obnoxious foreman ' to bo suspended ,
The Excursionists attSIInnoapollg.
MINNEAPOLIS , Oct. 5.- When tbo inter
national American excursionists reached
this city from St. Paul .this morning they
were mot by the recout'ofi ' committee and
escorted to the chamber of'commcrco , where
they were welcomed by jMayor Babb In a
short address. After a Tb.fponso by ono of
the delegates the visitors' wore placed in car
riages and driven to the uleh school and
Wushburn Hour mills. ' They then had
luncheon at the West hotel. '
An elaborate recent Ion Hvus given the dole ,
gates In the hotel this evening. At 11 o'clock
they started for Sioux City.
Port Lcyclon Radly Boorohed.
WATIUITOWN , N. Y. , Oqt , 25. Much of the
business portion of Port Loylen , Lewis
county , burned early this morning. The
Douglas house , opera house , eight stores ,
postofllca and several dwellings were de
stroyed. Fifteen famlliqj lust their homos
and much of their possessions , as the flames
spread so rapidly they had little tlmo to save
anything. The commercial travelers who
were spending the night at tbohptel lost their
sample trunks , escaping with scant clothing ,
Tho'Roof Fell In ,
Giuuin , O. , Oct. 'A Tbo roof ot the new
hot blast of the Glnird furnace fell in to
day and a number of workmen worn pre
cipitated a distance of twenty foot. The
falling timbers broke the steam pipe and the
escaping team burned three .wen terribly ,
producing probable fatal Injuries. Four
others sustained bad cuts and bruises ,
A WRECK ON THE MILWAUKEE
Two Frolsrht Trains Oorao Together
Near Mason Olty , la. .
SUPRME COURT PROCEEDINGS.
Ono Man Killed and Another Fatally
Injured by a Cave-In Slith An- *
nnal Convention of the
Staio Y. W. C. A.
MASOX CITT , In. , Oct. 23. [ Special Telegram -
gram to Tun Bun.J A very damaging col
lision occurred on tbo Chicago , Milwaukee &
St. Paul road between Garner and Uritt lust
night. John Scranton , engineer , was run
ning n frelcht west nnd Frank Nowbowcrs ,
engineer , was coming cast on nu extra. 'Iho
train going wc t was to stop nt a switch
four milcs'west of Clear Lake and wait for
the regular passenger and wild freight. In
some way the orders were misunderstood ,
and about a mlle west of tbo switch the two
freights met. The engineers nnd firemen
Jumped from their engines and were un
injured. The two engines were very badly
wrecked and several freight cars wcro badly
The S u promo Court.
Dns MotNKs , la. , Oct. 23. | Special Tele
gram to TUB UEK. ] The aupromo court
banded down tbo following opinions this
The state of Iowa vs Andrew Sovcrson ,
appellant ; Winnobago district ; aDlrmed.
Elizabeth Moss , by her guardian , Mary
Tunlsan , appellant , vs Lovl Moss and He-
bccca Moss ; Muscatlno district ; affirmed.
David HofTner , appellant , vs B. S. Brain-
well ; Buchanan district ; reversed.
E. H. I'arger vs the Chlcairo , Milwaukee
& St. Paul railway company , appellant ;
Chlckasaw district ; afllrmod.
The Y. AV. C. A.
O3KAI.OOS \ , la , Oct. 25. [ Special Tele
gram to THE Ben.J The sixth annual con
vention of the Young Women's Christian
association assembled in this city to-day.
Over a hundred delegates are present , repre
senting about twenty different associations ,
nnd the work coming before the assembly Is
being carried on In a very satisfactory way.
The officers present are Miss Hcbocca Green ,
chairman of the state executive committee ;
Miss Martha Fisher , state secretary , and the
following named members of ttio oxcuutlvo
committee. : Miss Nettie Bryson , of 1'clln ;
Miss Rosa Lewis , Oskaloosa , and Miss Mln-
nlo Edxvards , of Mount Pleasant. Miss
Annie Reynolds , of Now Hnycn , Conn. , who
has been called to the state secretaryship
for next year , nnd MM. William Dannor ,
treasurer of the International committee , arc
also present. In the afternoon session there
were papers bv Mrs. J. L. Watson , of Ot-
tumwu , and Miss Allio Rowe , of Fayctto.
The treasurer's and secretary's reports
made excellent showings. The cash on hand
at present Is $ ys,755 , and the money expended
ponded during the past year was $ IUIT .15.
Five hundred and fifty-four active and
ninety-six associate mcmbors were re
Out-led Hy n Cuvc-In ,
Dns MOIXES , la. , Oct. 23. [ Special Tele
gram to TUB BcE.l About noon to-day ,
while workmen were engaged In cutting a
road through a hill - University Place , tbo
embankment suddenly cavcd-ln , burying two
men.'Olo Johnson and Ole Nelson. The
throe remaining men escaped unhurt and'
bcRan at once trying to rescue their com
rades. When they were reached it was
found that .toiinson was already dead and
Nelson was frightfully and fatally mangled.
GAJ > THAT HE KILjLjUD BOWMAN.
Chambers Creates a Sensation On
the Witness Stand.
ST. LODIS , Oct. 25. In the preliminary ex
amination of Chambers for the killing of
Bowman to-day , two witnesses testified that
Bowman motioned as if to draw a pistol before
fore Cnatnbcrs fired the fatal shot.
The event of the day was the testimony of
Ho said when Bowman and Gnrrott first
came to the housn Bowman whispered to
him ( Chambers ) that ho must have $1,300.
' But I haven't 51,300 , , " responded Cham
"Then I must levy on everything in sight , "
Chambers said if Bowman once entered
the house bo would gut It without regard to
the rights or feelings of anybody. Ho ,
Chambers , then brought out a gun with the
intention of frightening thorn off the plnco.
After ordering Garrett nxvay ho told Bow
man ho would give him three minutes to get
off , but bo didn't move.
"Ho never moved a muscle , " said Cham
"Then t saw him make a motion with his
hand , and it occurred to mo if I did not shoot
htm ho would shoot mo. I thought of the
Terry Field-Nuglo affair , and of the qulcic-
ncss with which a man could draw u pistol
nnd shoot. My linger was on the trigger and
I pulltd It , and Bowman fell. "
The prosecutor cross questioned Chambers
so closely In regard to his financial dealings
with Bowman that ho lost his temper , and
the spectators were treated to quite a sensa
"You wore afraid Bowman would kill
you ? " asked the prosecutor.
"Yes , " replied Chambers.
"Because ho would do anything. Ho was
the scoundrel I over knew. "
As bo said this. Chambers loaned forward
In his chair mid bis face became livid with
"Yes , sir , " ho shouted hoarsely , "never
such a scoundrel as Mowman lived ,
and I rojolco that I killed him. "
Chambers was bold without bull to await
the action of the grand jury.
Fieruo Fif-lit With a Ilnrglnr.
KANSAS CITV , Oct. ' . ' 5. George W. Thomp
son drew n larpo sura of money out of the
bank yesterday and when bo retired lust
night had $1,400 under his pillow.
During the night ho was awakened by a
burglar who grappled with him. A furious
struggle ensued during which u revolver
was discharged , the bullet narrowly missing
Thompson , The thief finally broke away ,
grabbed tbo money and escaped ,
Navassn Hlotoi-H On Hoard.
BAJ/JISIOIIE , Oct. 25. The United States
steamer Galena arrived this evening from
Navassa , bringing the leaders In the recent
rIot.gThuy were turned over to the federal
authorities hero. The story told by the offi
cers of the Galena regarding the riot Is much
the sumo us that ulroudy published. Ono of
them said , however , that the white bosses
practiced great brutality on the negroes.
Sniiinan ? Airnln at War.
Brnxi-.r , N. S. W. , Oct. 25-Advlces re
ceived from Apia under date of tbo 15th state
that a battle is reported to have taken place-
on the Island of Savall between the forces
of Mullctou and Tamasoso. Thrco hundred
men were engaged on eucti side. Several
were killed and a number wounded. Which
party won the victory in not known.
Woran Than KnppORful.
BOSTON , Oct. 25.A Providence- special
says : The shortage of the Brown univer
sity funds on account of the operations of
.tho ox-registrar , a son of ox-President Rob
inson , has been found to bo over 110,000 ,
instead of M.OOO , aa JinJt supposed.
At London Tbo Italy , from Now York ,
for Liverpool , arrived off.Klusall.
At Now York Tbo Columbia , from Ham
At Bremen Tlio Elder , from New York.
THIS CltONIN TIUAU
Taking of Rvldonco Resumed In tlio
Cittcioo , Oct. 23. Taking of cvldoneo In
the Cronln case was resumed In tbo criminal
court this morning. The prosecution con
tinued the presentation of witnesses , whoso
only testimony was as to tha Identification
of the body found in tbo catch basin ns that
of Dr. Cronln.
The Idontlllcatlon was very perfect and
very positive. *
The next matter taken up was the finding
of the body In tbo catch basin by the two
sewer cleaners , who notified the police of the
fact , nnd the policemen who wcro sent out
nnd assisted in removing the bodv were
sworn ns to this point and described the pro
ceeding. Lawyer Forrest for the defense ,
who made the cross-examination on this
bead , was very searching and rigid. The
taking of idontillcatlon evidence was then
resumed and after the examination of sev
eral witnesses the court took a recess.
At the afternoon session Dr. Egbert stated
the facts revealed by the autopsy , describing
the wounds at great length and giving It us
his opinion that death bud resulted from
thorn. All the wounds were on the head ,
but the skull was not broken except that a
small piece of bone was chipped oft at the
corner of the loft eye. Tno stomach and
sotno of Its contents were exhibited ,
and Dr. . Egbert said that Dr. Cro
nln was killed within three hours after
ho had oaten. The cross-examination ef
Dr. Egbert developed the fact that none
of the wounds were sucb as would
necessarily causa douth. It was Im
possible , ho admitted , to say whether
the wounds wcro Inflicted before or after
death. If death had resulted fiom the skull
wounds , It would , in nil probability , huvo
been caused t > y concussion of the brain. The
question was put to the doctor :
"Is It not sclcntlllcally true that the physi
cians found no evidences in that body that
wore certain nnd conclusive of the form of
death } " Dr. Egbert replied :
' 'That Is true. "
He was of the opinion that death hud oc
curred through tha excessive loss of blood ,
but there was no certainty of it , ho said.
Dr. Perltins , who assisted nt the postmortem
tem , thought death resulted from concussion
of the brain.
A Supposed Dead Alan TiiniH Up Alive
ST. PAUL , Minn. , Oct. 23. [ Special Tele
gram to Tin : Bui : . | That "truth is stranger
than fiction" has Just been exemlllied ; hero
in a most startling way. Last Monday
morning about 10 o'clock a young man , ap
parently about twenty-four years of age ,
while walking along the beams in the Endl-
cott building , missed his footing and plunged
headlong six flights to the basement. When
picked up bo was found to bo dead. Ho was
taken to an imdei taker's room and Identified
by Thomas Mahono.v and James' Mahoney as
tnelr brother , Patrick. Later ho was iden
tified by a dozen other acquaintances.
After lying In the morgue a day his body
was placed in a codln , taken to a train and
berne to Huylowood , Rico countv. young Ma-
hoiu-y's former homo. Whoa tbo collln was
opened at St. Patrick's church , m Hazlo-
wood , the body was recogni/ed by u hundred
people as that of Patrick Mahonoy.
Now comes the strange part of the storv.
Thomas Mahoney returned to St. Paul to se
cure the effects of his brother. On arriving
hero , however , ho found that Patrick had
boarded In Minneapolis. Repairing to the
latter city , ho .went to No. " 1718 ,
Hawthorne avenue nnd Inqulrcd""if bis
brother , bad anv olTocU thoro. Mrs.
Aorngan , the landlady , replied that ho hadv ,
but when Mahoncy asked that they bo de
livered to him she laughed and said :
"If you will wait hero until noon Patrick
will show up hero and take dinner with you. "
The brother was first incredulous and then
overjoyed. To make a long story short , Pat
rick Mahoney did turn up as much alive as
any man in Minneapolis. He had been at
work all week in Minneapolis , and not hav
ing received the papers , had not ho.ml of the
funeral. The case is the most remarkable
in Minnesota , and suggested that the body
found In tbo Chicago catch basin may not
have been that of Dr. Cronln aftur all.
liaut Day of the ; Three Conventions of
thu Church of Christ.
Lonisviu.n , Oct. 25. Tbo last day of the
three national conventions of the Church of
Christ was occupied by the General Mission
ary association mostly in receiving and dis
missing reports of committees. Among the
recommendations of the committees con
curred in by the conventions were ; To ap
point a commlttco of conference on union
with the Frco Baptists ; in favor of co
operation with other societies in the publica
tion of n missionary paper ; to fix tlio second
Lord's day In January in ouch year as offer
ing n day for the collection of n general
missionary liund , and the first Lord's ' day in
December as children's offerintr dav.
Des Moincs. la , , was selected as the place
for meeting next year , uud T. W. Phillips ,
of Newcastle , Pa. , was elected president for
the ensuing year.
LvNtf , Muss. , Oct. 25. The Univcraullst
convention concluded its labors to-day. Before
fore adjournment iho following was
"Resolved , That the Unlversalist church ,
in convention assembled , rcalllrms the posi
tion , which it has held from the beginning.
to-wit : That It rests on nnd believes In the
historical veracity of the Now Testament
records of the lifo nnd words and works of
our Lord Jesus Christ. "
A Boolcki > i > prr'H : Downfall ,
BKiviai CnnuK , Minn. , Oct. 23 [ Special
Telegram to Tins Bun. | Joseph Shaver ,
bookkeeper of tlio Ciosby Lumber company ,
left Wednesday night for a trip to Winnipeg.
An examination of his books to-day shows
that ho Is $3,000 , or $3,000 short In his ac
counts. * Thrco years ago ho took charge of
the uuslncss of Crosby & Co. and It seems
fell In with a gang of bloods , whoso tlmo is
spent In gambling and riotous living.
Young Shaver from this tune led a fust life ,
away beyond his income , and in ardor to
keep up began to rob his employers. This
culminated in his flight and the desertion of
his homo. Ho was married lust November
to an nstimablo young ludy of Luverno , who
is heartbroken over the downfall of her hus
band. On the night of his departure Mrs.
Shaver gave birth to a child , and knew noth
ing ot her husband's trouble until told. Just
before his departure Shaver placed f.'lO In
the bird cage for hla wife , mid this is all that
Is left bcr.
Torrlhlo Drouth in .Minnesota.
DFAIIIIIAUIT , Minn. , Oct. 23. ISpcclul Tele
gram to Tun BUB. | Reports from all over
thin section of country of the tcrrlblajlro'ith '
nro pouring In , and unions rain and plenty of
it comes before winter sets In tbo effect will
bo terrible , A great many wells are now
dry and many farmers In this vicinity haul
water six miles for watering cattle nnd for
household uso. Tnoio is a lear that the
Farlhault waterworks will give out , which
will leave the city in a liololcss condition.
A i'hlilanx of ItnpnhllcH.
Coi.UMiiUB , O. , Oct. 25. In the course of
a speech hero to-night in tbo Ohio campaign
Souater Sherman said the next congress
would undoubtedly instltuto some action
tending toward the union of North , Central
and South America Into a solid phalanx of
republics commercially and politically.
CLKVEI.ANP , Oct. DC. Thn private bank of
ttov , J. W , Powell , at Fontorla , O , , closed
Its doors to-duv. The depositors are mostly
merchants. The assets amount to f'-M,000.
Tbo liabilities will exceed that amount.
ESCAPED CONVICT SUICIDES ,
A Foriuor Inmnto of Sins Slnff Blow *
Out His Bruins.
HE WORKED AS A FARM HANtX
Constantly llnuntoil Hy thn lcnv Tlinl
Ofllucr.4 Wcro on UlsTraulc , Ho
t'rolorrc.il Month Uiithor
llinn Ho Ueoaptitroil.
Preferred Hnlolilo to Sin if Stuff.
BTIMAVATCII , Minn. , Oct. 2.X ( Special Tel
egram to Tun Uci : . ] tfVod Thurbar , nn
escaped Sing Slug convict , lloi dead at tha
houses of Thomas \Vallpato , a wealthy fanner
nt Grey Cloud. Mr , Wallgato hired Thurbor
to do farm work through a St. Paul agency
October 0. Yesterday Mr. Wullg-ato had ae-
caston to visit St. Paul , mid In his absence
the man inquired anxiously of Mrs. Wallgato
if her husband w.is an oalcor , or If ho had
gone after a sheriff or other ofllcors. Ho
was answered In the negative and Thurbor
replied that ho bad recently escaped from
Slug Sing af t ) r serving three years and sixty
days , and that seven years of his sontenea
remained , but that ho had ncirvcd long
enough , and If there was any probability
of his recapture ho would euk
his throat or Jump Into the river. When Mr.
Wallg.ito came homo ut dusk Thurber took
his horse and cared for It , and then going
Into a building next the bnra used as n
blacksmith shop killed Himself with Wall-
gate's BhotRini , which was stored m the
building. Ho tied a string to ono of the
triggers and exploded tbo charge by pulling
the string with nls foot. Thurbur hud In hla
pocket an unused envelope addressed to Kd-
wnrd Uendhiiskl , meat market , corner Main
mid Water strcnts. Sing Slug , N. V.
A DIRTY 1'OIjl lICAIi TRICK.
Another or the Sharp I'rnotlocs Kor
Whioh Chicaao IM Noted.
CHICAGO , Oct. 2 , " . ( Special Telegram
to THE Bii.J : American league circles In
the Twelfth want were thrown into a fever
of excitement to-day over a piece of political
Intrigue nnrpctralcd by their enemies.
It has been understood all along that tbo
American league , or antl-Cian-na-Oaul so
ciety , has gained n supremacy In tno Twelfth
ward which could bj frustrated o l.by ? a
scheme which would prevent' them from
getting their forces to the primaries , The
league workers had assembled last night to
perfect arrangements for the primaries , and
every precinct lieutenant was on baud to ro-
cclvo circulars mid tlcuots to bo distributed
this morning. But the thousands of ad
dressed envelopes were destined not to bo
sent out. A boy hud been sent from the
Bauer-Clarke Printing company with novoral
thousand tickets mill circulars to ho delivered
to tha lenguc incctliiir. Ho did not appear.
Mr. Clarke was impatient. lie sent otlt
people to search for the lad. The boy could
not In1 found. He did not appear nt the
printing ollico this morning , 'iho supposi
tion is that tno league's ' enmnlcs waylaid the
boy mid kept him from fulllllinir his errand.
Not to be daunted , the league had the print-
ofH sot to work , and by "o'clock this morn
ing the tlcliets and circulars wore replaced
and men were sent out to put them in tha
voters' bands before the primaries.
WORKING FOU WOMEN.
Pint form of a Brooklyn Lady \Vhola
l > iiiuiliig ; lor Mayor.
NEW YOIIIC , Oct. 25. iSiwclal Telegram
to' TUB Bca.J Mrs. Emma Hecitwith , a
prominent church and society worker , lias
declared herself an independent candidate
for mayor of Brooklyn at the coming elec
tion. She was asked yesterday what"sha
proposed to do.
" tbo " she . "If I
"Help women , replied. am
elected mayor of Brooulyn I will see that
there are women on the school board , in
oyery police couit , police station and prison
in the city. 1 will huvo women on tbo boai'd
of health mid hi tlio board of public works.
Don't ' you think there are women in thia
city who would sweep our streets quicker
and cleaner than tlio men who iiro now cm-
ploved nnd who pretend to do that worki I
could rally u stall of QUO in fifteen minutes.
"ihoy'd bo glad to get the job and they'd be ,
worthy of hire , too. Now I know what you
are qoiug to suy 'looks stuff and
nonsenio. ' They must have bread , not
only for themselves and children ,
but uot seldom for their hunsbunds. Moro ,
they would slug , smile and bo merry over It ,
for there never was n stieot so hard to clean
as a tub full of clothes. I want to HCO women
appointed Inspector" of tenement houses , fac
tories and miuhets , and when they cot to
work and submit tjiolr ilist report , I know
good will have begun to tuko effect. 1 want
to sco good women in every station In Brook
lyn , I want to roach the factory girls , give
them a butter atmosphere and purer sur
roundings , morally and hyglonlcuiiy , "
She will make a very active light , having a
largo number of church women behind her.
SOUOOlj OIHMMUJN KIM ) A BOMB.
Two Fn tally Injured nnd KlyliL In a
Scrlouw Condition ,
FIUNKUX , Pa. , Oct. 2."i. A number of
school chlldicn found a bomb loaded with
dynamite near the school house on the Gal
loway farm , near hero , to-duy.
While attempting to open It with a knife ,
It exploded with terrible results.
Two of the children named Fitzgerald and
Rogers are fatally hurl , while eight others
are In a serious condition ,
The bomb is supposed to have been made
by some 0110 for tlip purpose of killing fish.
A I5LOODV llATJ'hK KXl'
Outlaw Howard In I'nsRa < iHtoii of 1'lno-
villa Court lloiisi .
LOUJBVIU.IJ , ICy , , Oct. 23. A * dispatch
from Pinovlllo says the foices of Wilson
Howard , the outlaw , worked a neat flunk
movement on the forces of County Judge
Lewis yesterday. The latter party loft the
couit IIOUHO in tbo morning to make an as
sault on Howard's camp. Howard's ' forces
moved arouiid to their flunk , got into town ,
took possession of the court liousn and are
holding the town. Judge Lewis' party is
camped outside and it is oxpuuted it will
make an effort to recapture the town , When
a bloody buttle is looked for ,
Later Reports received to-night say tlio
outlaws did not capture the court house and
that Judge Lewis is gaining recruits ,
They rnuuiit Kor Whisky.
LOUISVIU.K , Ify , , Oct. 25. 'Nows of another
fight in the mountains reached hero to-night ,
this tlmo from Tennessee. Tlio tight was be
tween a band of Italian laborers and the
mountaineers over some jvliialiy , Ono Italian
was killed and three others seriously
The H < ] iinltarH 31 list Go.
PIKIIIIB , S. D. , Oct. 25. From private ad
vices two or thruo hundred squatters ut Fort
Plorro , across the river from hero , have
learned that the government intends to drlvo
thorn off before opening the reservation and
that tbo lands on which they huva located
will bo taken by the North wen torn railway
for railroad purposes. 'I liroo German fam
ilies who camu from Paris , 111. , huvo boon
found by thn Indian police to bo m a starving
condition , Ono death has occurred and other *
The Woathnr Forecast.
For Omaha and vicinity ! Fair weather.
Nebraska and Dakota ; Fair , slightly
warmer , variable winds , Docouilug outh-
Iowa ! Clearing colder , northerly wlnU ,
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