Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, November 01, 1889, Image 1

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Secret Intrlguoa of ? Some of the Gon-
ornl'o Followers.
Violence Only Avoided Iljr tlio Oppn-
sllloii or tlio Atom Influential
Lenders Itlqa In tlio Scotch
Iron Market.
Vlolfnco Wa Conqldnrnd.
irnj > i/rfpM JSWhu James ( Innlnn llenn'U\ \
PAIHS , OcU 31. [ Now Yorlt Herald Cubic
Special to TUB BEI : . ] Tlio Figaro has
commenced tlio publication of a series of
notes on "Boulonglsin , " the anonymous au
thor of which appears to have been thor
oughly at homo with regard to the prlvuto
notions of thnt party. Ho gives some curious
details respecting the projects which wcro
discussed by Qunoral Boulangcr's Immediate
ndvliors after the election of January 27 and
the divergencies of * opinion which arose
among tlio leaders of the national party.
According to these notes It would appear
that there really was n question of attempt
ing a coup do force after the victory of Jan-
uury i.7. Paul Do Houldo and Thlobnnt were
energetic In support of the idea and desired
that It should bo attempted before the fall of
the Floquot cabinet , the weakness of the
ministry bolug regarded by them ns a pledge
of success.
On the other hnnd , Nnuquot , Hocbofort
find Dillon opposed any attempt at violence.
They advised only calm worli and doilroil to
conltno the light exclusively to legal action
and electoral grounds. Lnguorro Pcrrisso
und Vcrdoln remained neutral.
As for the general , ho was undecided and
Inactive , thinking , above- all , of his own
Do "Houldo pursued his projected plan of
keeping the troops ho meant to use , members
of the Patriotic league , In continual expecta
tion. Ho frequently passed this army In re
view , going from ono nrromlissotncnt to an
other to strengthen the zeal of his agents.
Ho called meeting * frequently and made fre
quent allusions to ati attack on the
.Palais Bourbon , allusions which were
always frantically applauded. After the
Snello Incident the impatience of Do Kouldo
and his league became greater and the men
tnoro dinlcult to control. ' Nnuquot and these
who were opposed to tbo use of force only
succeeded partially In calming them.
It wa at that moment that the protest
was Issued which brought about the dissolu
tion of the Patriot io leaguo. Soon afterward
the trial by a high court commenced and
Boulaugcr's flight followed.
If the facts related nro correct , it would
seem Unit there really did exist a plot in the
Boulangist party against the safety of the
Elate , but the high court of justice would
hnvo given proof of very little discernment
and equity in condemning Boulanger , Roche-
fort and Dillon mid sparing De Kouldo and
Thlcbant. While the first named wcro op
posed to the employment of force , which the
letter advised and prepared , of course the
itory must bo accepted for what it Is worth.
Contiiiunnco of the Klso mill tlio
iJnrKct Greatly levelled.
ICopurliJht J5S9 In Jamet Gordon Uenn'U. ]
LONDON , Oct. 31. | New York Herald
Cable Special to Tuc BEE.I From time to
llmo In the last few weeks I have cabled the
cxcltod conditlon of the Scotch Iron market.
The movement of prices it. still upward and
the excitement , in the market greater just
now than It has boon for ten years. The rise
has not conio suddenly , as some English pa *
pers have it , unless a period of weeks is con
sidered sudden. Six mouths ago Scotch war
rants were 40s Od. They have advanced to
60s. Hcmatito Iron has jumped to 70s 3d.
During the present excitement the export
trndo In Scotch pi ? Iron has been entirely
neglected , homo consumption and speculation
occupying attention. Seine merchants hava
made enormous profits , ono Glasgow firm
being credited with a profit of from 250,000
to 500,000 In a few months. Glasgow steel
manors refuse orders generally and any now
work is booked at a rlso of 15s cor ton.
Clyde ship builders nro clamor
ing for material. Gas and
boiler tuba makers have advanced prices , as
they nro paying 0 10s for strips which not
I long ngo wcro quoted at 0 4s. Now steal
. < works are In courseof erection at Glasgow.
It has been a feverish week at Ncwcasllo-
on-Tyno. Shipbuilders , iii order to proteo' '
themselves , are buying largo quantities o
manufactured Iron and stcol. A few months
ago common burs sold for f5. Now they are
quoted at nearly 8. Iron ship plates are
nearly 3 a ton , the highest prlco siuco the
Inflated period of 1871 to 1S73. This tlmo
last year Iron ship plates sold at less than 5
per ton. Souio holders now aslc 0 for steo
ship plutos. Ship builders on the Tyno and
Wear nro very busy and must liavo"matorlaL
The great works of S'lr William Armstrong
t Elswlck were never busier. The company
makes Its own Iron and has a largo stock ,
\Volvcrhampton is also greatly excited ever
the condition of the market , which seems
till on the riso.
AN UXfHAOltm > * AllOIlARTGn
Vnlunlilo Territory Hoaured By tlio
llrltlxli South African Coin piny.
ICopi/rfo'it / ' Jf39 bj James ( Jordan iitimctt. ]
LONDON , OcU 31. [ Now York Horuld
Cable Special to Tin : BEE. I A most extraor
dinary charter lias just been obtained from
the queen by the duke of Fife and otlic
titled personages. The charter of incorpora
tion was granted to the British South Afri
can company "under the queen's sign wan
ual at Westminster on the 29th of October ,
in the JHty-thlrd year of ourrolgn. "
The terms of this Important document nn
the Immense powers conferred upon the Eng
lish syndicate that has succeeded in obtain
Ing it are of suoh a nature as to deserve mor
than passing notice. Victoria has been
pleased to grunt to her humble pe
titioners absolute control "extending
ever and having Its principal field
of operations in that region of South Africa
lying to the north of British Hocbuanaland
nud to the north and west of the South
African ropubllu and to the west of tlio
Portugese dominions. "
A glauco ut the map of South Africa will
enow that thcs'o boundaries are capable of
an exceedingly elastic interpretation , und
that the territory grunted to the seven indi
viduals Is , o tar as tlio wording of the
charier Is concerned , unlimited la extent to
tbo north aud west. The terms of the
charter uro almost as wldo as tbo territory
over which the incorporated company will
hold sway. Special clauses empower it to
hoist and use the British Hag on Its buildmcs
and oisowhoro in the territories , and on Its
vessels ; to establish and maintain a force of
police aud to control the truOlo in spirits and
Intoxicating liquor ; to on force the close of
tbo seaiou for the preservation of elephants
nd other gauio aud to Impose game licenses.
The charter ! > to be uclccowlodgod by the
Governors , the naval nnd military officers ,
consuls and other officers In the Urltlsh col-
nles nnd possessions , nnd on the high seas
.ndcisowherc . , nnd such ofilcors are to civo
ull effect to the charter and rccognlzo
nd la all thlngb aid the com-
'any ' nnd Its ofilcors pretty ox-
enslvo power Ii will bo readily
dmlltcd and , Indeed , as far as can bo
udgcd , It Is a ropllc-x of the East India com-
any's charter , granted In the good old days
vhen It was regarded nn excellent thing
o glvo the classes absolute and Irresponsible
tontcol of the masses.
Ono clause In the charter has a grim sa-
Ire , all its own : "Nothing In this charter
hall bo doomed to authorize the company to
ct up or grant any monopoly of trade , nro-
Idcd thnt llic establishment of or grant of
: onccs3lonn for banks , railways , tramways ,
oelts , telegraphs , waterworks or other slml-
ar undertakings , or the establishment of
ny system of patents or copyrights nporovcd
iy our secretary of state shall not bo deemed
monopolies for this purpose. "
The first exclamation of the reader will bo ,
liow came 'ch n charter to bo granted. A
glance at tub names of the officers of the
ow company will afford nn ample cxulor.a-
Ion. The humble politlonors for the con-
icsslons ns set forth in the preamble of the
deed are the duke of Aborcorn , duke of Flfo.
, ord Glfford , Cecil John Hhodos , Alfred
Ucst , Albert Henry , George Grey nnd
Gcorgo Cawstono.
Lord Glfford has been Instrumental in
forming many syndicates since ho first made
up his mind to retrieve his fortunes , but
oven for him It was n touch of genius to
aspire to such a charter as this and
very cleverly ho must have clayed
lis cards. The negotiations carried
on with the most nobln Alexander William
George , duke of Fife , 1C. T. C. P. , must have
boon interesting , Indeed , and once lie was
an tied , the provisions of the charter became
n moro matter of modesty on the part of the
solicitor to the syndicate ,
When parliament moots there will surely
bo a little excusable curiosity on the part of
sonio-meuibors over the provisions of the
Hnw tlio Miirnt-Galdwcll
inentis Itctiardcd in I'arl * .
LCopi/rfoht / lSS3bu James dordnn Hmitt.1
PAIIIS , Oct. 81. | Now York Herald Cable
Special to Tun Bic. : ] With reference to
the breaking off of the marriage of Miss
Caldwell to i'rinco Joachim Murat , the gen
eral opinion Is that the difficulty is but a
lover's quarrel and lhat the matrlago has
only been postponed for u few weeks. Ono
trouble arises from the fact that there has
boon a general misunderstanding about the
contract. Tao prince desired that it should
bo made after the French form and Miss
Culdwcll insisted that It should bo drawn Open
on the American plan , as that , would glvo
her moro privileges.
The Herald correspondent called at the
Caldwell rcflidoiicn to-day nnd was told that
the lady wks 111 , but ho was couiteously received
ceivod by Mrs. Donnelly , guardian of Miss
Cnldwell , and her sister. Mrs. Donnelly did
not enter into any details of the affair , but
quietly stated that the "marriage has been
postponed owing to some diOluultlcs about
the contract. "
The correspondent next saw Mr. Cochard ,
lawyer for Miss Caldwell , who declined to
bo interviewed , but said ho saw no reason
why the marriage should not
take place , and thought that there
would bo a reconciliation oeforo long.
Miss Caldwell's income is estimated at
20,000 u year , but by the will of her father ,
William II. Caldwell , of Fredericksburg ,
Vn. , the piopcrty was loft In trust , HO that
his heirs are limited as to the use of tholr in
come. The conditions of the will would pro
hibit a marriage contract after the French
form. It was the intention of the parties to
sail for America on tbo Saturday after the
marriage , but the Caldwell family now in
tend to remain In Paris a while longer.
The Famous Gorman General Not In
Favor of War.
ICopyrlgM 1S33 by Jama Gordon
BEIILIN , Oct. 31. [ Now York Herald
Cable Special to TUB Bun. | In an in-
tervlevT With the Herald correspondent
Count Wuldorseo , chief of staff of the Gor
man army , said :
"ThatI doslro war is nonsense. I have only
the wish that wo may bo so strougly organ
ized that our enemies may lese all desire to
attack us. I know war well enough to bo
convinced that as an honest man I must have
the wish not alone in the interest of the
Fatherland , but In that of tno whole world ,
only to look upon it as a last resort. There
fore , if I think-- can bo avoided ,
I consider it to bo my duty to do
ull In my power to prevent it.
Should providence , however , send us war , I
should have the greatest confidence In being
able to carry out the task confided to mo.
I know the self-sacrificing spirit of the Ger
mans , and with what confidence they would
follow tholr capable and energetic young
kaiser. I know our army , too , and am sure
that It la superior In efficiency to any other
Other nations may imitate our tactical forms
and our weapons , hut not our moral quail
ties. Thnt Is the principal elcmnut ol
strength in the German army. Our alliances
add to our strength nnd nro at any rate a
strong guarantee of peace , but I am also sure
that the power of Germany , hold in ono
strong band nnd directed by ono firm will. Is
strong enough to confront toes alone with a
good hope of success. "
No Free 'Irniln.
BEIIUN , Oct. 31. The budget passed the
first reading in the rolchstag to-day. Yoi
Matlzahn , secretary of state for the imperla
treasury , replying to the attacks on the
sucar tax- held that protection und free trade
were merely questions of expediency. For
the present , ho said , a return to free trade
was impossible.
Jnstluo Ilniiuoii ComplImetHH Him on
thn Ability Displayed ,
LONDON , Oct. 31. Davitt concluded hi :
speech before thoParnell commission to-day
by appealing to tno court to say that th
Times had not proved Its charges againstth
men striving to end the Anglo-Irish ques
tlon. When Davitt hud finished Presiding
Justice Hunnon complimented him upon tut
ability displayed in tun speech and thankee
him for the assistance ho bad given the
Blr Henry James then begun his speed
in behalf of the Times , His address wa
historical in character. Ho denied that air
injustice to Ireland existed which justified
the present uttltudo of tbo Irish nationalists
Crook DIuGiisMcx Dcvartlnns1 ,
WASHINGTON , Oct. 81. Major Genera
Crook , commanding the division of tbo Mis
sourl , In his annual report , gives protnlnanco
to the subject of desertion * , flu is of the
opinion that if a soldier could , after u rea
tollable term , soyor uU connection with the
military servlco by the payment of tu <
amount which the enlistment und service ha ;
cost the government. It would go far toward
preventing desertions. Ho suxt'ma th
shortening ol tue term of
The Stinking Water Transaction
Branded as a Swindle ,
The Assistant .Secretary of the In
terior on the Notorious No-
urnska Land Fraud The Pan-
American Visit to Omaha.
The assistant secretary of the Interior to-
clav rendered decisions in three laud cases
'rom Nebraska.
They Include rolms of the celebrated
blinking Water fraud.
In the case of the United States vs. August
F. Peterson , Involving the south nno-liulf of
bo southeast quarter of section twelve ,
ownshlp sixteen , range twenty-three west ,
nnd the southeast quarter of the southwest
quarter and lot four , section seven , town
ship sixteen , rutigo twenty-two west , North
i'lntto land district , the decision of the com
missioner of the general land odlco holding
the entry for cancellation Is affirmed.
In the case of James B. Wallace , In xvhlch
the general land olllco held for cancellation
the homestead entry of the east half of the
southeast quarter of section three , nnd the
south half of the southeast quarter of BOO-
tlon two , township six , range thirty-six
west , McUook land district , the assistant
secretary gives nn alllrmatlvo to the de
This is ono of the many claims which Tun
BKB has taken a deep Interest In , nud the de
cision is in the line of the principle- laid
down by THE BBE. In the course of his de
cision , the assistant secretary says !
"Tlio testimony shows that the claimant
was ono of a dozen or so persons who cnmo
together from Hustings , . Neb. , to McCook ,
on Juno 15,1SS2 , and were there uuon the
first opening of that ofllco for business on
that morning , and that through the same at
torney they presented their applications and
made homestead and tiinbor culture entries
of land along a stream called Stinking
Water , taking up the water front for nearly
thirteen uiilos. The evidence Is not sufficient
to prove that their simultaneous action
was the result of n conspiracy to
obtain the land In the Interest of sotno per
sons other than these making the entry , but
the evidence clearly shows that the entry
made In the caeo ut bar never established an
actual residence upon the land In good faith ,
nud that ho never resided upon the land at
all. It does not apooar that the claimant
ever stayed a single night at the alleged
house or kept therein a single article of fur
niture. The evidence fully sustains the Ille
gal character of the entry and the falsity of
the ficnl proof without considering the ad
missions of the claimant made to the special
agent as related in such agent's testimony. "
The assistant secretary also affirms the de
cision of the commissioner in holding for
cancellation the homestead entry of Alonzo
W. Laird , covering the northwest quarter
section twelve , township six north , runiro
thirty-six west , McCook laud district. The
assistant secretary in this decision says :
"Wo have never held , nor Is It the law ,
that ono who ontera upon the land in the
first place , with no intention of residing
there , nnd attempts to colorably comuly with
what ho understands to bo tbo letter of the
law , ignoring its spirit and true intent , and
thun makes fraudulent proof , can , after his
entry has been reported and held for cancel
lation , cure the wrong and acquire title to
the land ho has originally attomiited to ac
quire illegally by merely raovmg
on tno land without raising u crop ,
though nearly chree years had elapsed
from its original entry. The homestead
entry was evidently fraudulent in its incep
tion and its Illegal character has at no time
been changed. The entries will bo can
This evening's Star has a two-column letter -
tor from George II. Halncs , its staff corre
spondent with the iuternatlonnl congress ,
dated at Omaha and giving an account of the
entertainment of the excursionists in that
city. Among other good and deserving
things bo says :
"Omaha has done the thing up in great
style for tno delegates and the impression
made upon the minds of the visitors
is a remarkably good 0110. Solf-auda-
tory speeches have been laid on the
shelf and the visitors have been
spared the pain of listening to a long
string of statistics Intended to provo that
there is not and never can bo such a town ns
Omaha. Omaha has a numbnr of things of
which It may well bo proud , but especially
were the delegates struck by the size and
character of the buildings which have been
erected during the past four or five years.
In this particular Omaha has kept abreast of
any city in the country.
"To-day tha rules were suspended at Fort
Omaha and n Sunday dress parade was
gone through with for the edification of the
visitors. A trip was also made by most of
the members of the party through the Grant
silver amcltiiiir works , nnd in the afternoon
oloctno cars convoyed the visitors to Coun
cil Bluffs in order thnt they might
have an opportunity to see what that por-
tloa of Iowa looks like on Sunday and to
test the prohibition law which Is said to pre
vail over there. "
Colonel William Lamb , ox-mayor of Nor
folk , and after General Mahono { the most
prominent republican of Virginia , who has
taken a very active part In the camp.algn and
whoso judgment , together with his excep
tional advuntagufi for accurate Information
make him a reliable authority , gave mo this
afternoon his estimate of the election in
Virginia on next Tuesday.
Ills claims aagrogato a majority In the
ntuto for General Mahono of 4,000. Ho
claim * that in the First , Second , Third ,
Fourth , Fifth and Ninth districts the repub
lican majority will aggregate 13,500 , wnllo in
the Sixth. Seventh. Eighth and Tenth the
democratic majorities will amount to 9,500 ,
leaving a republican majority of 4,000.
Civil Service Commissioner Roosevelt has
returned bore aud announced himself ir
hearty sympathy with the declarations ol
Commissioners Thompjon und Lymun that
the persons who have been making collec
tions for campalga purposes in tbo depart
pients shall bo prosecuted. Ho says that if
the Virginia club sends around a committee
to the departments to-morrow , as has been
threatened , for the purpose of collecting con
tributions , ho will have thorn arrested and
Congressman Kvarts , of North Carolina ,
Is here , and announces himself as In favoi
of the Blair educational bill , but the ropea
of the entire Internal revenue lawa , with the
exception of the tax on Intoxicating liquors ,
lie is In favor of an entire repeal of the 11
cense tax , and says that no republican cat
continue In ofllco in any southern Btate un
less ho favors thesu principles. Of the
speakorshlp ho says ;
"In my opinion there will bo moro than
ono ballot taken to determine the
Bpcukershlp. McKlnley is popular it
the Bouth and has many friends In that sec
tlon. Ho Is regarded as conservative and as
not believing In the passage of nny harsl
election law. I understand ho also favors
the Blair bill and a modification of the Inter
nal revenue law. Cannon is another candi
date with friends in the south , Now Heed ,
while ho is an able man , cannot expect to
receive any support from tbo south if ill :
position on the Blair bill and the Interim
revenue questions ia correctly stated.
Postmaster General Wunntnakcr's latter
to Dr. Norvln Green , president ot the West
ern Union Teleurapli coaipatiy , anuouncint
a reduction of the govtirunieut telegraph lol
amounting to probablyono tbird of the prcs-
nt rate. Is regarded < a n forward stop in
aver of n general cheap tejoffrnph toll.
The government has the right to prnctlc-
ally dictate Its terms lo Inter-state tolo-
graphlo companies , and thb heavy reduction
vhlch Postmaster Gonkral Wanamnker
makes Is nn announcement tlmt the govern
ment bellow ) the present rates are too high
tot only to the government but to private
ndlvliiuals. It Is no secret thnt the postot-
flco department Is jn favor of some stop
vlncn will glvo cheaper tolcgrapblo rates to
every person.
The monthly debt statement for Oetobor
, o bo Issued by the treasury dopartmuiit to-
norrow. will show a net decrease of the
mbllo dept of about $7,500,000. Of the
530,000,000 appropriated , by the lost congress
'or the expenditures of the pension bureau
lurlnu the current fiscal ycnr over ono-hulf
ios already been expended. A treasury
official said to-day that Iho annual appropri
ation for the pension dcllcloncy would this
fear probably amount to $ 5,000,000.
Corporal Tatinor lies < ceased talking pol-
tics and about his recent administration of
\a pension office , but no has not quit talking
altogether. Ho was at a campllro of Lincoln
Post No. 3 , G. A. H. , lust night and related
several army anecdotes , most of them being
about his own career us a soldier. Ho said
that ho had seen a newspaper statement to
the effect that ho had rccol 'cd his wounds
while running away from a battlefield , In re
sponse to which ho has only to say that It had
boon refuted by the tneu with whom ho
"I simply claim for myself , " ho said , "that
I kept up with the procession , with the line
that was led by General Philip Kearney. "
The ex-commlssionor frequently aud
vigorously applauded. >
After 13 o'clock to-night there will bo
scarcely n pawnshop In "Washington.
This afternoon "youft uncles" were en
gaged taking down their three gold balls ,
and putting up instead signs announcing
that they wcro second-hand dealers. ' .This
Is duo to a now law Iwhlcb takes effect
November 1 , requiring pawnbrokers to pay
$10 license and forbidding their receiving
interest in excess of 24 ver cent per annum
upon nny loan not exceeding $35 , or moro
tbnn 12 per cent upon < iny loan exceeding
RM , under penalty of $100 for every offense ,
Second-hand dealers have greater latttudo
und nro not required to takeout a license.
By direction of the secretary of war Cap
tain John M. E. Hyde , recently appointed
assistant quartermaster , "will proceed from
Fort Niobrara to David's Island , N. Y. , aid
report to the commanding officer ot the post
for assignment to the duties heretofore per
formed by the late Captain George II. Cook ,
assistant quartermaster ( dcceusod ) . report
ing by letter to the adjutant general und the
quartermaster general oftbo | army.
Major Marcus P. Miller , Fifth artillery ,
Captain Samuel Mills , Fifth artillery , and
First Lieutenant Medono > M. Crawford , Second
end artillery , have been , detailed as a court-
martial to meet ut Fortress Monroe , Vir
ginia , November 20 , und Sergeant Frederick
S. Wild , Company B , Sevantuenth infantry ;
Senreant Simon II. Dunn , Company H ,
Seventh infantry ; Corporal Albart Wide-
meyer , Company 11 , Second infnntr , nro
designated on another court-martial board
to meet at the same tlmt ) and place.
Nebraska Julian , Neirjaha county , Benja
min N. Burrlss ; ICenimrd , Washington
county , William F. GatnOs.
Iowa Beraard , Dubuque county , Satnuol
H. Bauinau. I
Drs. A. S. Warner , W.JH ; Martin and J.
A. Klnnstou were to-day nppolntod members
of the pension board al-J.S 'Tsfiold ' , Nob.
These appointments , vvo/pj" made upoa the
recommendation of Congressman Dorsoy.
The comptroller of the currency bus au
thorized the German National bank of Beatrice -
rice , Neb. , to begin business with a capital
of SIOO.OOO. "
William U. Watson , oL Iowa , was to-day
appointed u clerk ut the -Avar department at
a salary of $1,000 a year/
jPEnnr S. HEATH.
The President's Proplamntlon Admit
ting the Dnkotas.
WASHINGTON , Oct. 81. It is expected the
proclamation admitting Iho two Dakotns into
the union ns states will po issued to-morrow.
The proclamation admitting Montana is de
layed by tbo controversy In the territorial
courts ever the counting of a portion of the
It is said that nothing hs yat has been re
ceived at the white bouso , indicating that an
election was held in Washington , so there Is
nothing uoon which to base a proclamation
of statehood for that territory.
NEW au xico.
Constant IMsturbanco or Land Titles
ItnlnliiR tho'Torritory. '
WASHINGTON , Oct. 31. Governor Prince ,
of Now Mexico , in his annual report , calls
special attention to tbo suojcct of land titles.
In reviewing the history of congressional ac
tion iu the mutter , ho say's :
"Matters were In a Very unsatisfactory
condition when the late surveyor general
made them worse by endeavoring to un
settle the few things that wcro supposed to
bo determined , taking up cases which had
been decided twenty-five years ago , and
without notice to anyone reversing the de
cisions of the surveyor general who hoard
the cases , and declaring the testimony in
sufficient and the grants Invalid.
"So long as the uncertainty regard In if
titles prevails no ono wll ( buy for improve
ment , and so the development of the country
is constantly retarded,1) )
The governor urges tjio establishment of a
tribunal exclusively for the hearing of these
claims and the settlement of titles.
The governor answers at some length the
statement mudo by persons opposed to the
admission of the territory , especially regard
ing Its illiteracy. Ho shows that although
the whlto native population is moro or less
illiterate it Is not true Of n very largo pro
portion of the peoplo. The ratio of all Illiter
acy has been reduced 20 per cent during the
last 11 vu youi s. Ho makes an earnest plea
for admission into the union.
Upon the subject of water supply nnd Irri
gallon the governor sayij tliu people feel It Is
as much the business of the government to
render valuable the Immense areas now use
less for cultivation us it U to improve- har
bors and rivers. While boplng for govern
ment mil private enterprise will not bo idle
nnd during the past year several corpora
tions have boon furinedJfor the purpose of
Irrigation ,
Cattle raising has.beenin ; a depressed con
dition throughout the your on account of the
low prices.
A Dulldlnc Falls Knryinc Blxtoon
PATHUSON , N. J. , Oct. 31. The walls of a
three-story double houto In the course of
orrctlon fell to-day In lassala City , and six
teen workmen were buried in the ruins ,
Three were fatally hurt , three seriously
Injured uud the others slightly injured.
Nothing but broken timbers , bricks and
mortar marks tho. sjiot whore the house
stood. I
The owner of the building Is severely con-
demuodus it was u "Huddonsoik" alTuir.
Switzerland BPIJS Pardon ,
BBIINU , Oct. 81. M. Droso , the head of
department of Justice In the Swiss govern
ment , bus written to Washburu , the United
States minister , apologizing for the Illegal
arrest of certain Americans In August. M ,
Droso says reasonable damages are obtain
able by applying to the court of appeals of
Berne canton , which alouo Is responsible.
WASHINGTON , Oct. 31 , ( Special Telegram
to Tun HUB. ] Bond offerings : 1115,000 at
1.2t > : t.5tHW at tl.031/ .
The Intor-Stnto Oommorco Railway
Iho Itnck Islnnd Thinktlio * Union
I'nollle-Noi-tlnvcstorn Dent Una
Practically Broken It
to Pieces.
A llosr * or ISIIxtr Needed.
CmcAao , Oct. 31. [ Special Telegram to
Tin : Bnn ] The question in regard to the
life of the Inter State Commerce Uallwuy
association Is ono becoming critical.
The position oftho Hock Island was made
public to-day. That road will not even deign
to withdraw from the association. It con
siders the Union Puciilc-Northwcstern deal
has broken It to pieces and will not acknowl
edge there is anything from which to with
Your correspondent to-day sought legal
advlco on n proper construction of tlio agree
ment , and the opinion was that It would bo
impossible for the Union Pacific and North
western to consider themselves qualified
members under the present agreement , but
there was no reason for the other lines , with
out proper notiUcatlon , to consider them
selves absolved from Its torms.
In regard to thn rumored withdrawal of
tbo Burlington , General Freight Agent Paul
Morton , speaking for the company , said :
"Wo have not withdrawn from tlio InterState -
State Commerce Hallway association , and ,
being still members , shall respect the so-
called 'gentlemen's agreement.1 I know of
no present Intention to withdraw from the
gentlemen's association on the part of the
Burlington nnd do not sco how wo can Im
prove our condition by so doing. No consul
tation even has been had to consider the sub
ject of withdrawal. "
Chairman Walker , of tno Inter-State Commerce -
merco Hallway association , was said at bis
ofllco to bo in Hutlund , Vt. , to
day. It was learned , however , that
o determined effort was already on
foot to stop the demoralization among the
members , nnd that oven with tlio Hock Island
outtlio , association might continue. If this
occurs , however. It will bo necessary for the
Union Pacific-Northwestern contract to bo
known to all members , an event not likely to
happen. Moreover , the Hock Island und
Burlington , bolug close competitors , Ib will
bo hard for the latter to remain a member if
tbo former drops out.
Made Its Power Felt.
CntOAGO , Oct. 31. [ Special Telegram to
Tun Br.E. ] The Western States Passenger
association has tnado its power felt m n very
unpleasant manner with the Cincinnati ,
Hamilton & Dayton and Monon roads. It will
bo remembered that both these lines were
found guilty of issuing harvest excursion
tickets , selling them at half price after the
date on which their issue was to coaso. The
Monon acknowledged the corn at the tlmo
and agreed to mnlto restitution to the West
ern States Passenger association of nil profits
accruing from such sales. It afterward ap
peared and was acknowledged by Vice Pres
ident Woodford , of the Cincinnati , Hamilton
& Dayton , that Illegal tickets had been is -
sued by its Indmr.apolla agent to points In
western territo r.v. Eighteen of these crooked
tickets were located und the Cincinnati ,
Hamilton & Dayton has made full restitu
tion. '
The Union 1'nuiflc Indebtedness.
WASHINGTON , Oct. 31. The government
directors of the Uniou Pacific , in their re
port to the secretary of the Interior , express
their firm conviction that the interests of the
United States demand the passage of u bill
to secure the payment by tbo company of its
indebtedness to the government substan
tially like that pending when congress ad
The general plan of settlement first sug-
irostcd by the commissioner of railioads they
fully approve of and also concur in the rec
ommendations made in the last rcoort of
their predecessors.
Special Iron Tariff Abrojjntod.
CUIOAQO , Oct. 31. [ Special Telegram to
TUB BBC. ] After November 18 the special
iron tariff will no longer bo a thorn in the
flesh of the central traflio and trunk line
roads. The joint committee , through Chair
man Hnyden and Vice Chairman Blnnchard ,
has issued nn order abrogating the tariffs on
the above date. The old tariff now applies ,
raising the rates about 15 per cent.
lltilo Itovokod.
WASHINGTON , Oct. 31. Secretary Rusk
has issuoJ notice to railroad and transpor
tation companies stating that the order of
July 3 , 18S9. prescribing regulations for the
transportation of Texas and other southern
cattle is revoked , us the danger of Texas
fever this year is past.
* Another Uailronu J ) nl Dnnlnl.
ST. Louis , Oct. 31. First Vice President
Poosloy of the Chicago , Burlington & Qulncy
road makes the positiva statement hero that
there Is no truth in the rumored alliance be
tween the Pennsylvania aud Burlington , and
that there is no truth in the report that the
Burlington road had withdrawn from the in
terstate railway association.
Now Adams DonleR It.
BOSTON , Oct. 31. President Adams of the
Union Pacific denies the story of tbo pur
chase of the Alton by his road ,
for tlio Ill/iolc HillH.
Pi n nn n , S. D. , Oct. 81. [ Special Telegram
to Tim Bun. [ Northwestern railway engi
neers are engaged to-day in cottlnir the con
tour and elevations of ull their land along
Pleasant drive from Hildor's Gulch to the
boat landing , u distance of txvo miles , stating
that it was for the object of laying tracks ,
undgo approaches , depot yards , division
headquarters , etc. , and work will bo com
menced this full , Developments In this di
rection point to the fact that the Northwest
ern wilt extend to the Black Hills the first
thing in the spring , and the engineering work
begun to-day in this city is only the prelimi
nary work.
'I ho ClilunRO nnd California Vcsll
hnlo Trnln Dholird.
KANSAS CiTV.Oct , 81. The Chicago , Santa
Fo & California vestibule train was derailed
near Carrollton , Mo. , this morning , fatally
Injuring tbo express messenger , W. Q. Camp
bell , of Chicago , aud Thomas Bock , ot this
city ,
Charles Nowhouso , of Pcoria , 111 , was cut
about the back and hands. Ton or twelve
other persons were slightly Injured.
Cottl Train Ditolied.
SUU.IVAN , Ind. , Oct. 31. A coal train on
the Illinois & Indiana Southern railroad was
ditched by u broken rail to-day.
JCiigincer Wllllum Kvans , of St. Louis , was
killed und an unknown tramp fatally hurt ,
Couldn't Ijlvo Without Her.
nocurpni ) , III. , Oct 31. A sensation was
created here to-day by the attempted sui
cide of Ernest Potter , a wealthy resident of
San Jose , Cal. His wife loft him nnd came
here two weeks ago to stop with her sister ,
Potter followed , and falling to cifeot a ro-
oonclliatlon , shot himself this morning. Ho
Is In a critical condition.
Hu Went ( o Brazil.
CIIIIIPHWA. FALLS , WU. , Oct. 31. L. J.
Newuld. who absconded from this city soy.
Mttl months aao with 1100,000 , has been lo
cated m Brazil-
THE N KG 110
A ntsciiHslon oT the Problem Before
the Antorlcnn Mlssloimry Society.
CHICAGO , Oct. 31. The negro question was
the principal Ihomo for discussion in the
meeting of the American Missionary associ
ation to-day. Several papers were road , the
most Interesting of which was ono by Colonel
nel J. M. Keating , of Memphis ,
Colonel Keating said disfninchlsomont was
Impossible ; that the suffrage is necessary to
the protection of tha nccro , Emigration , ho
says. Is utterly impossible , for If the colored
| ) coplo departed It would bo greatly against
the intcrcsU of the south. The thing to bo
done Is to let the negro alone , give him his
rights , educn'o and christianize him ,
A vote ot thanks was tendered to Colonel
Kcatlni : by the association nud the committee -
too on printing Instructed to have this pnpor
distributed through the south.
The report of the finance committee showed
that sound conditions existed , The recom
mendation of the committee that $500,000 bo
contributed for the proposed enlarging of
the work among the negroes an 1 poor whites
of the south 'was adopted , The mooting was
ended to-night with un election of officers.
UnltarlrtiiH Adjourn.
Oct. ; il. riio Unitarian
conference closed to-day. Hov. Edward Ev
erett Hnlo spoke emphatically upon the fuut
that many universities claliiiiug to bn nonsectarian -
sectarian wcro not such In truth. Hcsolu-
tlons were adopted expressing the wish of
the conference that secondary schools , acad
emics and college might everywhere accept
the principle of freedom from dogmatic re
Justice Samuel Miller was re-elected
cm CAGO is'coNKi n u N T.
Propnratlons Already lit-1nt ; Made for
the Next World' * Vale.
CHICAGO , Oct. 31. [ Special Telegram to
TUB lien. ] The Chicago people are so confi
dent of the correctness of their recent con
gressional poll on the world's fair question
that they have oven insinuated to Hon. E. T.
JoITery , by cable , to forward certain plans to
bo used ns a paper basis for the anticipated
Cliicaco world's fair. Mr. Jeffery is the Into
general munatcrof the Illinois Central rail
road , nnd has boon gathering points for the
Chlcagoans In Paris. This particular cable
gram sent from the Chicago headquarters is
ono of the most important yet issued from the
sphlnixliko presence of the 'reticent officers.
It was by the merest accident that a reporter
became aware that anything of moro than
usual Importance was wired to Mr. Jeffery.
Mr. Jeltcry lias been constantly in communi
cation with bccrotary Cragln for some tlmo
as to exposition matters in Paris , and a great
deal has been spent in mossagos. This
morning's cablccram read as follows :
E. T. .Itffery , Paris Congressional pledges
sbow that Chicago Is already chosen. For
ward plans , ale. , Immediately. The execu
tive committee is ready for instant action.
When Mr. Cragin was spoken to by the
reporter ho said there was nothing now and
would not talk upon the Jelfory uiattor.
Chicago Teamsters Horribly Maltreat
n Iiittlc Hoy.
CHICAGO , Oct. 81. [ Special Telegram to
Tun IIiR. | A most llendlsh and wanton act
of cruelty by a couple of teamsters yesterday
has just conio to the attention of tbo police.
The teamsters picked up a diminutive 5-
year-old boy named Theodore Hennlng in
front of bis homo at Wubnsh avenue , yester
day afternoon , nnd amused themselves by
tossing h\in \ back and forth from ono wagon
to the other. Ono of them lot him slip , und
ho fell against awheel. Tl o full knocked
him senseless. The men wcro afraid to take
the little fellow homo und loft him lying on
the sidewalk on the corner of Wabash
avenue and Paulina streets. Ho was un
conscious when picked up half an hour later.
The physicians say ho is suffering trom con
cussion of the bruin nnd may dio.
Judco Lewis Una a Bnttlo With the
Howard Gnu : ; .
LOUISVILLE , Oct. 31. A sueclal from Pino-
villo. Ky. , says : News reached hero to
night that Jfcdgo Lewis catno up with the
Howard pang yesterday on Martin's Fork
and Killed six qf thoui without losing a
Judtro Lewis Is determined not to quit the
ohasa until Howard and his gang uro all
killed or driven from the county.
Both parties are being reinforced dally
aud moro bloodshed Is expected. The best
citizens of Harlan county uro joining the
Lewis forces.
An Indian Hohool Scliomo.
WASHINGTON , Oct. 81. Commissioner of
Indian Atlulrs Morcan has elaborated a sys
tem of education designed to 'roach all the
Indian youth of school ngo now under con
trol of the Indian bureau. It Is practically
the American public school system , adapted
to the special requirements of the Indians.
It Is to bo non-partisan and non-sectarlui.
The industrial feature is to receive special
prominence. Tlio "outing system , " by which
pupils uro placed In white families nud at
tend the public schools , is encouraged when
ever practicable.
It is proposed to develop the full high
school course in at least three Indian schools ,
Carlisle , Haskell and Cheyenne , ami in
others as fast as needed. These high schools
are to take rank in equipment and character
ol work done with similar institutions for
wtilto people , The scheme contemplates the
organisation , perhaps , of twenty-live gram
mar schools , fifty primary or home schools
and enough day or camp bcbools to reach all
who cannot bo brought into the boarding
schools. Congress will bo mltcil to make u
sufficient appropriation to enable the Indian
ofllco ut an early day to bring every Indian
youth of school ago that can bb reached
under proper instruction ,
llnnrv Gcoruo'-i Cluriuul Disciple.
CHICAGO , Oct. 31. [ Special Telegram
to TUB BEE.J Hov. Joseph Huntlngtoii , of
Now York , the widely known clerical dis
ciple of Henry George , addressed a single
tax mass meeting at the Madison street theatre -
atro to-night on tha "Hollglous Phases of tbo
Social Question. " Mr. Henry D , Lloyd pro-
sided. A special invitation was ex to nil oil to
the clergy to bo present , and many were In
The Danth Itocnrd.
ST. PBTKIISIIIJKO , Oct. 31. M. Tschor-
nischewski , a well known Russian lltera-
tcur , is dead ,
CHAHLKSTON , S , C. , Oct. 31. Hon. James
Edwui(1 Culhoun , of Abbeville , u cousin and
brother-in-law of John C. Caltiouu , died to
day , aged ninety-three.
BLOOMSIIUIIV , Pa. , Oct. 81. James O. Syl-
vus. a prominent labor advocate , died hero
'Iho MippoKOil llondnri.
SEOALIA , Mo. , Oct. 31. Deputy Sheriff
Dick passed through Sodulla this afternoon
en route from Michigan to Parsons , Kan. ,
with two foiualo prisoners , Mrs , Munroo and' '
her daughter , Mrs. Davis , who uro thought
to bo the notorious Mrs , Bender und Kato
Bender ,
The WrsnUmr I'oroomt.
For Omaha and vicinity Fair weather ,
preceded by light rains.
For Nebraska nnd Iowa Light rain ,
slightly peeler , except stationary tempera
ture in Nebraska , northerly winds.
For Dakota Fair , stationary temperature ,
variable winds.
Stcnmshin Arrival * .
At Southampton-Tho Travc , from New
York , jrom Bremen.
At Liverpool The Egypt , from New York.
At Quoenstown The Coiumnta from
New York , for Liverpool.
What the Government Will Pny
Its Sorvtco.
An All Hound Ucdiiotlon of About
Oiic-Tlilrd Orpon. oftho AVcntiirn
Union , Niin-Coiiiinlitnl ai to
the Company's Action.
A Onoji Cut.
WASHINGTON , Oct 31. Postmastor-Gcn
crnl Wananiaker to-dny mmlo public nn ordcf
fixing rates for telegraph service for tbo
government for the present year.
The order provides that for day mossagci
not exceeding 10 body words to bo sent
distance not cxccodlng 400 miles tlio rate
sball bo 10 cents and > tf cent extra for ouch
word in excess of 10.
For distances over 100 nudcsi \ than 1,000
miles the rnto shall bo 15 cents for the first
10 words and ' 4 of n cent lor each word la
For distances ever 1,000 miles ' cent per
word shall bo added to the 1,000 , mlle rate.
For night messages not exceeding' ' ! ) words
the rnto bhnll bo 15 cents for all distances nnU
K cout extra for each word In excess of CO.
It is provided thnt If at nny time during
the ycnr any telegraph company shall charge
the publio a less rnto than the auove the gov
ernment rate sbull bo reduced to tbo sutno
Those rates do not include cluher signal
service messages , which are lixcd at ! ! )
cents for each word sunt ever the circuits , to
bo dropped at dctilgmitqd olllees ,
The letter from the postmaster general to
Dr. Green , president of the Western Union
company , is also made public , in the courtto
ot which Mr. Wnnamukcr says that whtlo
ho cannot admit Green's claim thnt the priv
ileges accorded to the tulcgnuih companies
have never bean of nny value to thorn , ho la
Impressed by what Dr. Green has advanced
In opposition to the npphcation of press rates
to government business and conscqueutly re
vised his order to the rates as above.
Ho proposes the appoint inont of a commis
sion of live sultablo'persons to investigate
and recommend rates for the next succeed
ing fiscal year.
What Green Sayu.
NEwYoiiK , Oct. 81. President Green , of
the Western Union Tok'graim company , in
an interview regarding tlio now government
rates , said ho could not state what the atti
tude of the company would bo until after the
meeting of the executive committee next
The reduction , ho said , averages about S3
per cent from the old rate , which was not u
remunerative ono.
WASHINGTON , Oct. 3 ! . [ Special to Tim
BEK. | Encouragement for the proposition
to establish postal telegraphy In this country
is civon by the recent annual icport of tha
British uostmastor general. Ono of the
strongest arguments that has been mudo In
congress heretofore ngalnst postal telegraphy
in this country was that the English system
was not self-sustaining by several millions of
dollars a year. When the proposition was
under consideration in the last congress a
statement was produced going to show that
the British postal talcgrapii system had
fallen short of the nclf-sus'.ailiingpohit some
thing like $0,000,000 for the fiscal year end
ing in ISbU , nnd it was estimated that the
next following fiscal year would show n still
lurccr deficit.
A very recent report of the British post
master general discloses the tact that tha
Knglish postal system actually earned a net
profit , last jear profit amounting to over 5
per cent on the total receipts ; and yet tha
htutistics show that Iho receipts hud fallen
oft from the previous year almost $ luOO.OOO.
This will , it is believed , oftoi1 a great Impetus
to the proposition to introduce postal telegra
phy In this country , and it may result la
either the purchase or construction of tele
graph lines.
The Pnii-Anicrlcnii Dolomite * Visit
iho Martyr I'rojidoiii'i ) Cirnvo.
SriiiNai'ini.D , 111. , Oct. Spiingfiold
was leached by the delegates to tlio inter
national congress soon after 11 o'clock this
morning. In waiting hero were Governor
Fifer , Senator Cullom , Ropresentntlva
Springer , ex-Govornor Hichard Oglosbyand
other prominent persons. Haln bud been
falling during tbo night , nnd
the roads were In such n condition
as to necessitate the abandonment
of the programme for the entertainment , ot
the visitors during the morning , which in
cluded n drive about the suburbs and a visit
to the fair ground , so the party was at once
escorted to the hotel and given an opportun
ity to rest mid lunch quietly. In the afternoon -
noon they wcro taken to tbo tomb of Aura-
ham Lincoln.
Senator Cullom Introduced ex-Govornor
Oulcsb.v who made a tolling speech
advocating a change of louto for
American sight seers from Europe
to South America and Mexico , and tbo
necessity of the establishment of a universal
American brotherhoodcoinmerciallysoc.ially ,
morally and politically. Governor Oglesby
paid u touching tribute to the martyr presi
General Bolot Pcruza , who responded is a
son-in-law of General MomigerH , who wnllo
president of Venezuela , freed tlio slaves in
that sountry. General Parnz.i said his volco
was bub an cciio of tuo sentiment
of the people of his country und that
fifteen American nations "woro
present to-dny to pay their respects nnd ren
der homage to tl.o man who was respected
and beloved by all alike. The tomb only
contained the nslies of iho urcat man , but .
his real sarcophagus was In the heart ot
ovary living American , both north und
Senor Alfonzo , of Chill , In a brlof speech ,
said his prcsonco was the result of n vow
which ho mudo years ntro to visit the tomb
of the man beloved throughout the three
After the speaking was concluded tbo visitors -
itors went to the room whore the relics are
kept and each Mgnml his name In the rcg-
inter. From the oinb they were driven to
Lincoln's old homo and thence returned to
their hotitl.
After dinner several epeec-hes were maao.
Senator Cullom said tno three Americas
together could wield a great fnllucnco for the
good of mankind. Trade follows the flag ,
and ho hoped It would not bo long before
American ships would bo scon dally In tbo
harbors of the nations lioio represented.
Senor Velarde , of Bolivia , paid a tribute to
Lincoln and snoko of the wonderful progress
of this country.
Governor Fifor spoke briefly nnd was fol
lowed bv Delegate Henderson , who said :
"IVo uro going to hnvo reciprocity. Free
trndo with America does not mean free trade
with ICuropo und Asia , " I
Congressman Springer said whatever pro
tection hud done heretofore the barriers between -
twoon the three AinurlcLS should now bo
broken down and commerce flow as freely as
the waters themselves.
Juduo Groshuin hoped congress would bo
fruitful of results and establish closer relo *
lions between the American.
This evening the visitors attended a recep
tlon at the state house and at midnight loft
for Indianapolis ,
1 ho I'n Overllnw * .
ROHK , Oct , Ul. Tlio overflow of the Po
and other rivers bus caused the loss of nov-
cral lives and the destruction of much prop
erty ,
Mfantua Is flooded and flvn person * have
been drowned In the vicinity of Modena. Tun
IlooJt uro Increasing lu Tu c < iuy ,