Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, November 02, 1889, Image 1

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Martin Eurho Identified By tbo
Carlson a.
Ilio Landlord and Ills DaiiRhtor-ln-
liaw Ponltlvo Ho In thn JIail
Who Hunted the Cottage
ns Prank Williams.
Ttio Cnrlion Carpet lit iCvldenon.
CnicAOO , Nov. 1. Mnrtln MoIIiilo , a car
pet layer , wns the tlrstvltnoas In the Cronln
Jtrlnl this mornmjj. Ho tcstincd tlint
the carpet bought by "J. II. Slrnonds" Feb
ruary lust wan laid by him ( ttio witness ) on
the floor of the room at 117 Clarlc street.
Witness \vas then shown a piece of the carpet
presumably from the Carlson cottage , and
ho Identified It as identical in pattern with
that which ho laid In the Clark street room.
Jonaa Carlson , owner of the cottugo , was
the next witness. Ho coroboratcd the testi
mony of Ills daughter-in-law. Anna , about ,
the stranger coming to rent the coltugo. Ho
went on to say that the stranger , who gavq
the name of Frank Williams , said ho had
thrco brothers ana his sister waj to como
from Hnltlmoro to keep house for them. Ho
.hull bought furniture und it woqld urrlvo In
two or thron days. The stranger then took
the key. Witness said ho had mot und
talked with O'SullIvun , ono of the defend
ants , many times. O'Sullivun lived In ttio
Immediate vicinity.
After the shipping clcrir , delivery man and
otltcr employes of Kcvlll'a ' 'hud testified the
first Important witness of ttio day , Mrs.
Anna Carlson , was placed on the stand.
The .young wonmn bccan her testimony
very timidly and at times her voice wns al
most Inaudible. She rclnted how on the SUtll
of Marcn , wudo she was at the Carlson cot
tage , a man came to rent the cottage which
stood near. He Raid his sister was keeping
bouse for him and that ha had some furni
ture ho wanted to move in at once. Ho gave
his name as Frank Williams.
"Mrs. Carlson , " nskod the counsel for the
etato , "do you sco that stranger in the court
room now I"
"Yes , sir.11
"Will you point him out to the Jury ? "
"There ho Is. " The witness pointed di
rectly to Martin Burke.
"Doyou mean Mnrtln Burke , that man ? "
continued Mills , pointing to Burke again.
"Yes , " responded thb witness , mid that
ended her examination.
On cross-examination Mrs. Carlson testi
fied that Bho had never seen Burke from the
day ho entered the cottngo until n few days
ago when she cumo into the court room to
identify him , yet she recognized him im
At the afternoon session Jonas Carlson
was recalled. He snld the stranger uflcr
renting the cottage walked over to O'Sulli-
vnn's stable , where ho met the ice man and
talked with him.
The next time the witness saw I3urko it
wns about 8 p. m. of May 4 , a. few hours
before Cronln was murdered.
At 7 o'cloctc that evening the witness
beard two men talking in the cottngo. In
April the witness hud u conversation with
O'Sullivnn about the men who hud rented
the cottnco. . O'Sulllvan told him ho know
ono of them was all right and would pay the
rent when due.
On May 10 Carlson had another conver
sation with O'Sulllvan in which ho told tbo
latter the cottugo was vacant and tnat ho
bad received a letter from the man who had
rented it asking him ( Carlson ) to put the
furnlturo In the basement , und saying ho
bed painted the parlor floor to suvo his sister
tbo trouble of scrubbing.
On May 20 the witness entered the blood-
Btulncd cottage. Ho described the condi
tions there apparent. Mr. Mills then uskcd
how many times ho had seen a man railing
bimaclf Frank Williams. Carlson replied ,
"Three times. " Mr. Mills then said :
"I will nsk you if you see that man nowl"
The witness looked in a bewildered way to
the back of the court In an endeavor to pick
out from the sea of faces before him the inuu
ho wanted.
"Look back of the lawyers , Mr. Carlson , "
said Mills , as the old gentleman hesitated.
Ho had hardlyuttored the words when the
witness , walking straight up to Martin
Burke , shook his hat at him and exclaimed :
"Tliat's the man. "
Despite his utmost efforts to appear uncon
cerned it was evident Burke fully realized
the damaging nature of old mini Carlson's
testimony. Mills was not slow to clinch his
"Is that the man 1" ho asked ( Indicating
Mnrtln Burke ) , "you called Frank Will-
lumsl" and the wituos1 * unhesitatingly an-
iwered :
"Yes sir. "
Carlson was cross-oxamlnod nt great
length , but his testimony wns unshniton.
John Garrity , a teamster , testified that
about two years ago Coughlin told him ho
wanted to BOO "Major" Sampson.
Ho wanted to got him to "slug a man. "
Ho wanted the man disfigured for life , and
If ho wns killed it wouldn't make much dif
ference. Adjourned.
In regard to the alleged confession of
Bunco , told by Prisoner Qillotto , at Winni
peg , yesterday , the chief of police Is looking
up that part of Gillette's story In which ho
Bponks of the murderer getting money in nn
office on Dearborn street , and is also looking
up the woDian Burke spoke of. It is also re
ported that a woman answering the descrip
tion sold out her furniture last summer mid
loft for the old country. States Attorney
LoiiRencokor this afternoon mudo light of
the published accounts of Gillette's storv ,
saying that there was nothing in it and nil
that Gillette knows ho ( Longcnecker ) has
locked up in his safe. Ho intimated that the
story didn't ' amount to much.
Sylvester E. Urown , business partner of
Thomas Kavnnuugh , ono of the men under
Indictment for trying to orlbo the Cronln
Jury , brought suit in the circuit court to-day
for an accounting , a dissolution of partnership -
ship and the appointment of a receiver.
The IS'ouborry Notion Goes Into Ef
fect In Missouri.
ST. Louis , Nov. l.--Whnt Is known as the
Newborry law , parsed by the legislature lust
winter , went Into effect to day.
This law excludes from dram shops and
aloons all gambling devices anil forms ol
amusement , such ns cards , dice boxes , pee !
and billiard tables , boxing1 , uthletlu , and
musical performances , eta
The police formally notified the saloons to
day and to-morrow will make urrcsts foi
Half n hundred other laws went Into effect
to-day , notably among them a law to proven !
the Introduction into the stale of armed
bodies by railroad and other cor
porations to net as peace ofllcers ]
on anti-trust or pool law , the AUB
trallun system of noting , a law empowering
the state commissioner of labor to appoint
boards of arbitration to udjubt differences
between employers ami employes , andar
null-grain gambling law , which prohibit !
dealing In options unless It ba tliu intention
of the dealers to actually have the grain
bought or told.
No Itloudy Conflict.
WHEELING , Nov. 1. A dispatch received
to-night says the special sent out from Mil
ton , \V. Va. , In regard to the Hatfleld-Mo
Coy trouble and a baltlo bavinjr taken place
yesterday , is totally falsw. There has beet
no b.Utld since Thursday night of last week
when McCoy and Halt-y wore lynched. Tin
excitement m abating und thoru is no ncccs
ity for the presence of troops.
i .
Franco Honors nn Amer'nnn.
PAIUS , Nov , 1 Captain Warren M. Hoaley
of New York , ono o ( the exhibitors ot UK
American division of tbo exhibition , has ro
reived from the government thedccoratioa o
the Legion of Honor ,
A Plan Proposed to Pump Out Sonio
of tlio Water.
NEW YOUK , Nov. 1. The annual American
Cotton Oil trust meeting was held to-day.
The president's report shows the .prollts for
the year ended August 81 wore $1G55,7S'J.
One of the certificate holders nskod that
the report bo printed for their benefit , but
Mr. Flagler said n great objection to Its
being mndo public was that It would put
facts oud figures Into the possession of busi
ness rivals , which could not bo permitted ,
E. H. Banner , ono of the certificate holders -
ors , wonted to know why the trustees bad
said In the last circular the prollts of the
ycur would bo Si.GOO.OOO ; where had the
missing $1,1110,0.70 gone !
lioforo Flaglor could explain another
shareholder wanted to know If the state
ment In the circular that the cnah and cash
assets of the company wore $7,000OOJ wns
tiotnlso 1,000,000 too much.
Trustee Thomas then said the circular was
issued on special reports from various prop
erties , but slnco then the regular reports had
como in. und the loss of $1,000,000 by shrinkage -
ago of values had been made known. Ho said
ie found tlio men who had boon ofllolally
: onductinff the trust's business had boon
buying n good deal of oil from rival eoinpnn-
cs , mid he had been obliged to sell out at
owcr prices. Another thing contributing to
ho Ions was the poor quality of last year's
lotton seed crop. Thomas men spoke of the
> lan of merging the trim into a company ,
.uid said by tho" plan proposed there would
bo ft reduction In capital to 821,000,000 , thus
"pumping out some of the water. " Consider
able murmuring was heard , hut finally n mo
tion was adopted for the appointment of a
committee to consider plans and arrango-
iionts for merging the trust , the committee
.o rouort at another meeting.
A. Missionary Takes a Flyer In Wheat
and Drops Ills Hull.
CHICAGO , Nov. 1. [ Special Telegram to
THE BEI : . ] A verdict for the defendant was
rendered by a Jury in Judge Clifford's ' court
, o-day in the case of Samuel W. Wagner
against Jnnics B. Peabody , a broker on tbo
board of trade. Wagner sought to recover
$3,000 In money which ho invested in grain
through Peabody , ns Wagner claimed , for
the benefit of the heathen. The plalntlft was
a foreign missionary enthusiast , who said ho
thought God would forgive the means In con
sideration of the end sougnt , which was to
secure more money than ho had to spend for
the relief of the untutored swages of the
Congo. The $ . ' 1,000 invested was a loss , and
Mr. Wagner made the claim that ho had
Informed Mr. Peabody of his philanthropic
motives , and that Mr , Pcnbody had not been
impressed with Mr. Wagner's reasons for
taking a "flyer In wheat. " It wns agreed by
counsel for Mr. Peabody that" it made no
difference what the purpose of the specula
tion was , whether it was for the heathen or
for Mr. Vvagner's own use. The rules and
practices were the same in all cases , and
Mr. Wagner took his chances just like any
body elso. Besides , the counsel said. Mr.
Poaoody had only Mr. Wagner's word for it
that his motive was philanthropic and not
sollish. The jury was asked to compel Peabody -
body to return the losses which the lluctua-
tions in prices entailed , hut after being out
several hours the jurors came to the conclu
sion that if Mr. Wagnur had boon successful
ho would nothavo "kicked , " and they decid
ed ugamst bis novel claim.
A Son. Captain's Daughter Suicides
nhd Leaves a Striumo Ijottrr.
SAN FiiANcisco. Nov. 1 , | Special Tele
gram to Tuc BEE. ! Ida Henrietta Schram ,
seventeen years old , dropped dead this after
noon while visiting her mother at the out
skirts of the town. It was thought at first
that death resulted from heart disease. An
examination ut the morgue , howovcrsbowed ,
it to bo a casa of suicide.
Ida lias icon living with her father and
stepmother , and to-day visited her mother ,
who had been divorced. Her father is the
captain or the ship Harvester , against whom
the sailors on the last trip made charges of
brutality at sea , wbich somehow or other
were suppressed. Ida made thrco deep water
voyages with her father. A letter in the
dead girl's pocket intimates that her father
is guilty of some awful crime. It is ad
dressed to her mother.- The writer says
that for years her father had been
beating her , and he and a friend had offered
bcr $10,000 , to say nothing about a certain
mutter. Ida intimates that if the affair was
known to the police her father would bo
hanged , and that tnough she is about to die
her mother must not tell.
An autopsy showed that the unfortunate
girl was a virgin , and the inference is that
ttio father IB guilty of some crlmo nt sea ,
possibly the murder of a sailor. Ho was
placed by all the seamen at this port as on a
par with Captain Sparks , of the notorious
ship Gatherer , for cruelty.
Slio IlopentM of Ilor Folly and Wishes
to Kelurn Homo.
CHICAGO , Nov. 1. [ Special Telegram to.
THE BEH. ] Mrs. Mllto McDonald , wife of
the millionaire gambler of Chicago , who cro-
ntcd a sensation some months ago by eloping
to Paris with her confessor , Father Movsant ,
has returned to this city and negotiations
for a reconciliation with her husband and
family are now in progress. For several
days Mr , McDonald has been a dully visitor
at his lawyer's ofllce. Meanwhile Mrs. Mc
Donald has maintained the utmost secrecy ,
her presence in Chicago being jealously
guarded from the public. Indeed , to make
nssuranco doubly sure , it was given out to
the Now York papers that she had sailed for
Europe nearly three weeks ugo , and the
statement was duly published , while nt the
sumo moment the lady was on her way to
Chicago. The negotiations for a reconcilia
tion have been carried on by a mutual friend
over slnco Mra. McDonald came buck , and
there Is every reason to bollcvo they will bo
concluded and Mrs. McDonald will DO back
once morn nt "tho head of her husband's
household wilkiu a few days.
Absoonder Drum ,
KAXS B CJTV , Nov. 1 , An Intimation of
the whereabouts of Andrew Drum , who ab
sconded with an amount variously estimated
at between { 13,000 und JIO.OJO , has just been
received. It is now known that Miss Dean
received a letter from her flauco postmarked
London , and sno has loft the city and nothing
Is known of her present whereabouts. Ofll-
ccrs nro still after Drum , nud it found ho
will bo brought back to this city ami prose
Miss Dean received a letter a short time
slnco from Drum's mother , who lives in
Ohio , stating that if her son WUH arrested
the trial would develop something which
would place Drum's prosecutors in i bad
In his letter to Miss Doan Drum intimates
somotning of the same kind and stated if all
wns known ho would not bo blamed for tak
ing thu money.
llnnvor Nowpiper Men Fined.
Dusvt'B , Nov. 1. The supreme court to
day affirmed tbo ruling of thn district court
fining Manager Cooper and Editor Staple ton ,
of the Republican. SKX ) for contempt in pub
lishing an editorial and cartoons reflecting on
Judge Stewart , who granted writ of habeas
corpus to the acting secretary of ulato at the
time of thu legislative boodle Investigation.
The AVnnthnr Forecast.
For Omaha and vicinity Snow or rain ,
followed by.falr weather.
For Nebraska and Iowa Fair , clearing In
Iowa , warmer , variable winds ,
For Dakota Fair , warmer , toutherl )
Harrison's Admission Proclamation
to Bo Issued To-Day ,
Ho Una the Votes Hut Democrats
llnvo the OHIIB Bonded Appoint
ments Deferred Till Conurosa
Moots Miscellaneous ,
i _ _ _ _
WASHINGTON. D. O. , Nov. 1. 1
President Harrison Intends to Issua n proc
lamation , or two proclamations , to-morrow
admitting North and South Dakota.
There will bo some delay about the admis
sion of Montana and Washington. North
Dakota will como first In order. Thcro bas
been some discussion ot the proclamation
and speculation as to how the senators of
thcso states will regulate the length of their
terms , or rather bow the senate will dispose
of the question. All of the several terms will
bo settled by lottery and the various senators
will have an equal chance at the long and
short terms. The senate Is apportioned Into
three classes , drvtdeo PS nearly equal as pos-i
siblo , so tbut two-thirds of the ontlro senate
will bo elected for two years. At present
there nro twenty-flvo senators whoso terms
expire m-lSOl , twenty-flvo In 1S93 and twenty-
six In 1003. It will bo seen that the short , or
two and four year terms , have ono senator
less than the long or six year
terms. According to all precedents the
next state admitted will bo given two and
four year senators BO as to make the class of
1891 and 1S93 oven with the class of ISO.'j ,
Under the existing net und according to
the proposed proclamation North Dakota
will ho first admitted and will fill the two
short term classes of senators , providing the
senators nro hero when the session begins.
Tbo two senators from North Dakota will
draw lots for the two and four year terms
or classes und will bo thus assigned.
The next state admitted will bo South
Dakota , and hero the senators will draw lots.
The first drawing will determine which of
them shall sccuro the long term. Then the
remaining senator will draw to sco whether
ho secures the four or two year term. The
next admitted , probably Washington , will
draw first for the class loft short by South
Dakota's selection. The remaining senator
will draw for the loner class not selected by
his colleague. By this method It will
not bo possible for any two
senators from nno state to receive
terms of equal length and it will bo in ac
cordance with the iiothod adopted by the
first senate in 1789. Whenever a now state
has been admitted-tho senate has assigned
the senators according to the resolution of
the above duto.
When Minnesota was admitted m 1858 a
joint resolution wns passed by the Minnesota
seta legislature requesting the senate to ad
mit Henry M. Rico to the long term. The
resolution was referred to the United States
senate committee on judiciary , which re
ported buck that in accordance with a reso
lution of May 14,17S9 , and the constitution ,
the senators from Minnesota shall draw lots
for the classes to which they shall bo as
signed. It so happened that Senator Shields
drew the short term , and in choosing from
the two remaining classes Senator Uyun se
cured the long term.
Senator Pottlgrow , of South DaKota , has
said that ho was willing to take the short
term. This kind of an arrangement can't bo
rccocnized ; the usual method of drawing
must determine which shall fill tbo long and
which the short term.
A large number of Washington people will
go into Virginia on Monday and remain to
see the close of the campaign and see the
balloting on Tuesday.
Trouble at the polls is expected in some
localities , notable at Richmond , where it is
understood the state militia is to bo ordered
out. ostensibly to "preserve the peace , " but
really to frighten the neeroes.
United States Marshal Dan Ransdcll ,
Third Auditor'W. II. Hart and THE BEG
correspondent will be in Richmond Monday
night ana Tuesday morning , returning hero
in the afternoon of that day. Colonel W. W.
Dudley said to Tun BEI : correspondent this
afternoon tnnt General Mahono would very
likely bo elected and , although the names of
colored men were stricken from the rcgis-
trary books by tbo hundred in some places ,
there would bo enough votes cast to elect
Mahono. But in the very botbed of fraud
and intimidation little can bo hoped for , aud
I do not bollcvo Mahono will bo the next
governor of the stato. The democrats are
desperate in their determination to defeat
him and to do it will resort to anything , oven
It was announced at the treasury to-day
that there will bo no more appointments of
bonded officers until congress assembles.
The period still intervening between ibis and
the session la so very short that the secretary
of tno treasury believes it would not bo
worth while to make appointments and have
the appointees give bond , when as a matter
of fact their appointments may not bo con
firmed by the senate. It is recognized that
us Is usual with all administrations there are
some appointments in the departments which
may not < > a confirmed by tno senate and to
whoso otiiecs tlio president will probably
nomiuatu now men. 'ibis determination to
make no moro bonded appointments
was reached at a recent cabinet mealing and
tlio line of policy announced this morning at
the treasury was later in the day also ac
knowledged in the postofllco department ,
and , except under circumstances absolutely
requiring immediate action , there will bo no
moro Important appointments in either tlio
treasury or the postoflleo until congress
Nearly every employe In the exoeutivo de
partments who can vote In either of the states
of Ohio , Virginia , Maryland , New York or
Now Jersey , will leave Washington between
to-morrow and Sunday night for
the purpose of exercising his
franchise. The trams to-morrow night will
bear away hundreds of republicans and dem
ocrats , lor the latter are not deprived of
their privilege now. In iiomo of the depart
ments the employes find a difficulty in the
way of obtaining leaves of absence. This is
caused by a decision of Attorney General
Garland , which was made February 21,183(1 ( ,
and which has been reissued by Attorney
General Miller. The decision Is that when
a member lus had during tbo year a leave
of absence of thirty days on account of sick
ness ho Is not entitled to any further leave
durinc that year with pay , but If it happens
that ho has enjoyed the regular annual leave
of thirty days then bo can hnvo leave of nb-
sonco on account ot Hicluicss forany length
of llmo the bead of the department may do-
tormina to allow. It Is claimed that this
decision works an iujusticons it deprives an
employe of his regular annual leave in the
event that ho should happen to bo tuken sick
before the ( eave Is granted. In the Interior
department the rule tbcro Is that each cm-
ployo is entitled to a regular annual leave
of thirty duys If ho should happen to bo
sick during any time in the year the absence
Is not charged to the regular leave , hut a
separate account Is kept.
The many friouda hi Washington of Cham
bers II. McKibbon , of Omaha , nro congratu
lating him upon his recent and deserved pro
motion on the list of the Union Pacific
railroad. All ot the local newspapers speak
In complimentary terms of Mr. MuKibbpu's
elevation. The following from the qditoria
columns of to-day's Post indicates tlio gen *
cral expression ;
"Among the now general officers of the
Union Pacific- who enter upon their duties
to day is Mr. Chambers H , MeKibbon , a son
of General David B , McKibbon/of this city ,
uua nephew of General Joseph C , McKibbcn
vho assumes the highly responsible position
ot general purchasing agent bf the road. Ho
s a young man of extraordinary business
promise und his rise In llla'sorvlce of the
company has been continuous and rapid. "
Omnba Is reaping a barvoit of advertising
from the rccont visit of tbo international
American congress. Nearly all of tbo lead-
tig eastern papers have spoken In their
news or editorial columns of the haudsomo
entertainment afforded tbo visitors by the
jeoplo of Omaha and In the most compll-
iiontary terms they refer to the city's
growth , wealth , onterprlso and bright fu
ll ro.
This Is an era of private secretaries. Not
only do all public officials of note hnvo
irlvnto socrotarlos , but nil busy private In
dividuals , as well. Even the wives of public
men are securing tbo services of stenograph
ers. Mrs , Levi P. Morton has engaged the
services of Miss Nolllo Hunt as private sec
retary. Miss Hunt U the daughter of Gar-
field's serotary of the navy and Arthur's
minister to Uussln , who died at the latter
lost. She Is a very charming vocalist nud a favorite. Miss Hunt held the posi-
.lon of private secretary to Mrs. Whltnoy ,
Secretary Noble to-day rendered n decision
In n well known Iowa Indian depredation
claim. It is that of Joseph Lconla , of Wood-
oury county , lown , amounting to $3-lOO. The
depredation Is alleged to have been commit
ted in 1855 by the Sioux. The secretary finds
that the clalmnntlost property to the amount
of $1,000 , but his claim was not presented
within the time required bylaw , und Itisdls-
nllowcd. It must go to congress.
Senator G. C. Moody , of South Dakotn ,
nud his private secretary , Robert C. Hayes ,
S rrlvod last evening and registered nt the
Khbltt. Senator Moody and Congressman
Glfford culled upon President Harrison to
day In reference to the proclamations to
admit Nortb and South Dakota and the no-
polntment of Judge A. .T. Edgcrton ns United
States district judge for South Dakota.
The president to-day appointed Jerome
A. Watrous , of Wisconsin , collector of cus
toms for the district of Milwaukee.
The secretary of the navy to-day awarded
Harrhon Loring. of Uostbn , the contract for
constructing cruiser NoV 11 , of 2,000 tons
displacement , for $074,000 , , to bo completed
In two and a half years l om to-day.
SccretnVy Proctor will renew the recom
mendation of bis predecessors in bw forth
coming annual report that congress provide
for an assistant secretary of war. The de
partment is ono of the lamest of the govern
ment and at present whenever the secretary
leaves the city the prosldnnt designates the
acting secretary. It thus happens in the
latter case that some officers of the army are
ivquircd to reuort to subordinates , and
among them there is n feeling that they
would rather have a civilian in the office.
The cruiser Charleston has been formally
accepted by Secretary Tracy.
Pcuur S. HEA.YH.
A Favored Nation Admonished to Re
member the GiVeV of Good.
WASHINGTON , Nov. 1 , The following
Thanksgiving proclamation was issued by
the president this o veiling :
"A highly favored people mindful of their
dependence on the bounty of Divine Provl-
denco should seek a fitting occasion to testify
their gratitude and asorioq praise to Him
who is the author of their many blessings.
It behooves them to 16pk backward with
thankful hearts over tllo''past year and to
bless God for His infinite mercy aud His
vouchsafing to our land of enduring peace ,
to our people freedom from pestilence and
iuniino , to our husbandmen abundant har
vests and to their labor rocdmpeuso for their
Now , therefore , I , Behjnrain Harrison ,
president of the United States of America ,
do earnestly recommend that Thursday , 'the
23th day of this present month of November ,
bo set apart as a day of national thanksgiv
ing and prayer , and the people of our coun
try ceasing from the cares and labors of their
working days , bhall assemble in their respec
tive places of worship and give thanks to God ,
who has prospered us on our wayand madeour
paths the paths of peace , beseeching Him to
bless the day to our present andfuturo good ,
making it truly ono of thanksgiving for each
reunited homo circle and as u nation at
In witness hereof , I have hereunto set my
hand und caused the seal of tbo United States
to bo afilxod.
Done at the city 9f Washington , this 1st
day of November , in the year of our Lord ,
ono thousand eight hundred and eight-nine ,
and of the Independence of the United States
tb.o ono hundred and fourteenth.
By the President : BENJAMIN HAKIHSON.
JAMBS G. BI.AIMS , Secretary of State.
Gnneral Howard's Report.
WASIHVOTON , Nov 1. The annual
report of General Howard , commandIng -
Ing the department , of the Atlantic ,
calls attention to the lack of armament of
nearly all the sea const stations , and adds
that the time has undoubtedly come when
some decided action in the mutter of perma
nent defenses is demanded.
General Howard treats the subject of de
sertion at length and repeats his former recommendation -
commendation for increased reward for the
apprehension of deserters. To remove the
causes of desertion ho recommend1 } that the
first term of enlistment be shortened to two
or thrco years and seine system institut
ed by which men In emergencies may
sever their connection with the service with
out dishonor to themselves or injustice to the
government General Howard joins General
Crook In recommending that the Infantry
arm of the service be reorganized by giving
the regiments three battalions of four com
panies each , Ho recommends also that the
present rifle for the infantry and cavalry bo
exchanged for a magazine gun.
Nebraska and inwa PonMons.
WASHINGTON , Nov. 1. [ Special Telegram
to THC BEE. | Pensions have been granted
to the following Nebraskans : Original in
valid Xolmnn C. 'Hust. Restoration , reis
sue mid increase John Ilcnnin.
Pensions granted lowans : Original in
valid Gerard Vanstocnwyck , Benjamin B.
Frasu , Thomas Rayger. Reissue William
R. Dobord , John M. Ferguson , Alpheus
Cockerel ! , Ashbel D. Whitcomb , W. A.
Hrunor. Original widow Mary , widow of
( Jorard J. Vausteenwyck.
Wnnthor Crop Bulletin.
WASHINGTON , Nov. 1. The weather crop
bulletin for the month of : October says the
drouth which existed In the central valleys
has been succeuded by , timely rains , which
have doubtless improvel ( the winter wheat
crop. The rains are heavy in the central
Mississippi und lower Missouri valleys with
heavy snows la Nebraska and western
Kansas ,
_ ± _
Asntiri'd ol' 1'rotectloii.
WASHINGTON , Nov. 1. Adelocallqn of col
ored men , representing tljo Into general
Baptist convention , called on the attorney
general this afternoon In regard to outrages
In the south , The nttornoy general said that
they could rest assured' ' that in any matter
which the federal authorities had jurisdic
tion tbo laws would bo enforced so far us
lay In bis power to enforce them , and all
officers and witnesses wopld bo protected.
They Are Not the Pendcrp.
ICANSAS CITV , Nov. 1. A special from OB-
vvogo , Kan. , Bays that Deputy Sheriff Dick
arrived there to-day with Mrs. Griffith and
Mrs. Davis , thn supposed Benders. Prose
cuting Attorney Morris said this evening
that ono man who bad known the Benders
saw the women and failed to identify them ,
saying that they bore no rcsomblunco what
ever to the Benders , There is no excitement
in Oswego over the matter. The people are
convinced there that tba vigilantes did their
work well fifteen years ugo , and that none ol
tnu Benders uro ulivo. A preliminary ex
amination will bo held Monday ,
fc'rott's Imtoftr Threat.
Srnixo VALI.EV , III. , Nov. l.W. . L.Scott ,
owner of the coal mines hero , has written a
letter declaring that bo will biro new men
from outside places und reopen the mines.
It 1 no longer a question of wages ho says ,
but whether bo con have control of bis
Dr. Arthur P. Oonory Humbusa the
People of NoHgh.
Talk or Driving the Qunck From the
Neighborhood. The Hcntrlco
Whisky Cases Other
Nebraska News.
A Frnitd.
Nr.tion , Nob. , Nov. 1. [ Special to TUB
Snn.J About two years ago Dr. Arthur V.
Conery located hero , opened nn ofilco nnd be
gan the practice , or rather the mnl-practico ,
of inodicino , after having duly registered
with the county clerk. His stock of trade
.urns out to hnvo been perfect Innocence of
oven tbo rudiments of the profession , un
limited cheek , nud his "taking ways , " nnd
with these ho succosdcd In duping numbers
of the nffiictcd m the neighborhood. Lately
his antics have attracted publlo attention
and the atmosphere is becoming rather
warm for him. In his sworn statement ho
claims to huvo practiced in Now York City
nnd nt numerous other points throughout
; ho country nnd to have graduated from the
[ Jennett Medical college of Chicago In 1SS3.
Dr. Milton Jay , the doan of this institution ,
makes oath that no such man over outorod
Lho college , attended lectures or graduated.
Consequently bo has perjured himself nnd
Ills diploma is n fraud. Competent testimony
is also forthcoming that his career in Iowa
towns was enthusiastically closed by the
Administering opium for a bowel dilllculty
In such quantities that the patient was saved
from possible death by antidotes ml minis
tered by other physicians : treating cases of
diphtheria in a largo family of children of
whom seven died under his treatment , while
refusing to call counsel , and insisting that bo
would 'pull them through , are among the
cases reported. Securing the confidence of
these hopelessly nnd Incurably diseased with
promises of a cure is repbrted as among his
In the case of Mr. Turner , of Ewlng , suf
fering with consumption , ho cheerfully
promised u cure and in two hours after his
departure the patient died.
Ho has also , according to bis own story ,
treated patients for an ultection of the "sel-
atlo nerve of the eye , " "oryslpolos of tbo
bowels" and "catarrh of the hand , " an ex
perience which has never fallen to the lot of
mortal before.
From all accounts ho would make a good
running mate for Omaha's notorious quack ,
Dr. Powell Reeves , and the chances are that
his fate will bo similar. The people nro
awaking to tbo fact that an Ignorant mounte
bank is playing with human lives aud ho will
probably hear from them.
The Beatrice Whisky Cases.
BEATRICE , Neb , , Nov. 1. [ Special Tele
gram to THE BBC. ] * rho whisky cases have
como to a temporary end because of the sud
den disappearance of the chief prosecuting
witness , J. W. Cnsobeer. Ho bad been ar
rested on complaint of the whisky crowd a
day or two ago for peddling corn medicine
without a license and gave bonds for his ap
pearance at court this morning for ? T > 00 , with
Mayor Kretswuppr and W. D. Nicholls as bis
sureties , and , failing to appear ut tbo au-
pointed time , the bond was declared for
feited. It is thought that bo has been per
suaded to leave the country by tbo whisky
District Court nt O'Scfll.
O'NEii.1 , , Neb. , Nov. 1. | Special to THE
BEE. | District court has boon in session
hero for moro than a week , and a number of
Jury cases have been disposed of. The case
of Becker vs Ed Horshlser , sheriff of Holt
county , and his bondsmen , for failure to
apply money received from the sale of a
stock of goods for the satisfaction of the
proper writ , was decided in favor of the
sheriff. The case will probably go to the
supreme court. Judge Powers , of Norfolk ,
is expected to sit for Judge Klnkaid after
this week until the cases which Judge Kin-
kaid is disqualified to try are disposed of.
The criminal docket this term is very slight ,
two cases 'only having been tried aud no
A Despernto Hlnhwuy Robber.
BEATRICE , Neb. , Nov. 1. | Special Tele
gram to THE BKB. I George Hastings , n Sa
line county crook , was brought hero to-day
for safe keeping by Sheriff Barton on a
charge of highway robbery. The prisoner
mode a desperate effort to escape while
being taken from the depot to the jail and
hud to bo thrown down and ornamented with
an additional pair of handcuffs before ho
could be conquered.
Smlilon Drntha.
PLATTSMOUTII , Neb. , Nov. 1. [ Special
to THE BEE.J This afternoon "Uncle"
Johnny Allison , a wealthy former living ten
miles south of Ibis city , dropped dead whllo
walking down Main street. Mr. Allison was
about seventy years of ago and was ono of
the oldest residents of the county , having
como to Nebraska in 1S5G.
Fred Bauraolster , aged about forty-five
yours , died very suddenly this morning nt
his home in the north part of the city , whila
sitting reading a paper. For several days
ho had been troubled with rheumatism of the
chest , and the attending physician says that
it extended to the heart , causing instant
llnrrlHhiiri > 'H Liquor Case.
IlAitiiisnuua , Nob. , Nov. 1. [ Special to
THE HEK. | L. F. Enderl.v has been bound
over to appear at the district court , by Jus
tice Combs , in the sum of $500. He will
answer for the crlmo of selling liquor with
out a license. A lot of bogus prescriptions
were gotten up during noon hour by de
fendants , but It waa shown that defendants
had no druggists permitattlmoof sale , there
fore they convicted themselves.
Holt County I'olltlofl.
O'NEiu , , Neb. , Nov. 1. | Speeial to THE
BEB.I There is a boom in politics , the prm-
clnal fight being on tbo thrco offices of county
judge , superintendent of schools and treas
urer. The most popular man on the demo
cratic ) ticket Is H. W. Dudley , candidate for
superintendent , but it is not likely that any
democrat will bo elected , as the republican
majority In thu county Is from three to four
hundred. _ _
An lnxin Woman.
RISING CITV , Neb. , Nov. 1. [ Special to
THIS BEE , ] Last night about 10 o'clock Mar
shal Cole arrested a woman who shows
riymptoms of insanity , She is a Swcdo , and
from what can bo gathered from her talk
lives near Stroinsburg , where she will bo
tuken to-day.
Jewelry Sluro Hnrclnrlzod ,
WAVNB , Neb , , Nov. 1. | Special to TUB
Bun , ] The jewelry store of Hayes & King
was entered last evening whllo the clerk
was at supper and ? 500 worth of gold
watches , chains and rings wui'o stolen.
There is no clue to the thief.
The Storm In Nfhra ka.
BEATRICE , Neb. , Nov. 1. ISpeclal Tele
gram to THE HEE.I Snow begsn falling
hero about 8 o'clocic this morning and has
continued moro or lots all day , reaching a
depth of three or four Inches.
MOXIIOE , Nob. , Nov. 1. [ Special to TUB
BEE. ! Tbo first BHOW of the season com
menced falling hero this morning. Although
it melts ns soon as It touches the ground , It
will retard corn husking to somo'extent. .
Corn is yielding from forty to seventy-five
bushels per aero.
NORFOLK , Nob. , Nov. 1. [ Special to TUB
BEU I The first enow of the season is full
mg bore this worulnt'i melting as it comes ,
The storm commenced yesterday afternoon
with rain , nnd so continued through the
night. It is very welcome , as the ground
was dry for a considerable way down ,
DAVinCitr , Neb. , Nov. 1. ( Special Telo-
irain to Tun Hnn. ) The heavy ridn bore
vostordny torininrucci In n severe snowstorm
at 12:30 : last night , continuing until l > p. m.
to-day. The temperature Is growing colder.
Et.woon , Nob. . Nov. -Spoclnl [ Tolcgrntn
o TUB Hr.i.l Tbrco Inches of snow fell
lore last night. It 11 still snowing nnd a
strong c lo is movlntr thu snow rapidly.
H.\nmsmma , Nob. , Nov. I [ Special to
Titn HUE. ] Two Inches of snow fell hero
vostorday , and still lays on tbo ground.
Farmers are jubilant over prospects for a
wet Winter , which moans Root ! crops next
yeuriu Banner county.
Ii.ihonuhcrn Acnln Oflfcrs a Howard
For "Itud .Ilin. "
( CapurtyM IBSHliu JdMti Gonlou lit illicit. )
LONDON , Nov. 1. | Now York Herald
Cable Special to Tun Bii : : . I For several
days the Dully Telegraph bus "contained an
advertisement which in moro or less ngon-
zing terms culled upon James MuDormott
or others to tell where ho could bu found or
communicated with. Lubouchcro again in
forms the public that ho will glvo JC60 to ho
put in communication with Mr. McDormott.
The very man whom Lubouchcro wnnta
called upon tbo Herald correspondent to-dny.
MoDormott had just returned from a trip to
Sweden. Ho had read the advertisement
nnd had In his possession u letter which ho
intended to send Laboucheru. In this letter
10 told Liabouchoro ho would meet him when
and whore ho pleased In company with the
Herald correspondent.
McDermott is apparently In ignorance of
what Laboucboro wants him for , but Is per
fectly willing to moot Lnbouchoro , but not
nlono. The Parnoll commission is of coil'so
ut the bottom of Labouchcro's auxioty to see
"Red Jim , " but how Lobby eupeets McDermott
Dormott to assist Parnoll & Co. is not clear.
Porhups it will bo clear after Labouchcro
and McDcrmott moot ,
The Lord Bishop of Portsmouth ,
LCopurfflJit JSS9 bu James donlm Ilcnnctt. ]
PORTSMOUTH , Nov. 1. [ New York Herald
Cable Special to Tun BEE. ! Among the
liassengers by the Saulo from Liverpool to
Now York on Thursday was the lord bishop
of Portsmouth , who Is to represent tbo Roman
Catholic bishops of England at the forth
coming celebration of the centenary of the
Roman Catholic episcopacy In the United
The Uprising Put Down anil Several
JiiHur CiitR shot.
CmOF MEXICO , Nov. 1. Another tele
gram from Guatemala states that the rebel
lion In that republic is ended and that the
government has triumphed.
SAN FRANCISCO , Nov. 1. A steamer from
Panama to day brought meagre advices
from Guatemala about the reported revolu
tion. It is uuofilclallv learned that Colonel
Ruann , who led the Insurrectionists , bus been
shot together with his two brothers.
The insurrectionists numbered about 200
and several others of them have been shot
by order of the president. Ono of Ruunu's
chluf supporters was Rolnna Barrios , a rela
tive of the lute President Harrjos. Hovlth \
two other prominent revolutionists are now
in prison awaiting trial.
Tin- Hawaii K.-lx > ln.
SAX FIIANCISCO , Nov. 1. Advices from
Honolulu , by the steamship Australia , state
that Albert Loomos , ono of the loaders in
the Insurrection has been sentenced to bong
the first week in December. The other riot
ers are on trial.
The Captains of Four Vessels Irouilit
In by a sitetunor.
NEW YORK , Nov. 1. [ Sneeiul Telegram to
THE BEI : . ] The steamship Niagara brought
In four shipwrecked captains last evening.
All were wrecked within a hundred miles of
each other nnd all during the September
hurricane. Ono of the men is English , n
second is a Norwegian , nnd the other two
are Swedes. The Swedish captains lost
their ships on the coast of Laguaro. They
all escaped without thn loss of a single man ,
but all lost their ships and everything they
owned. The total loss to all is about $ ? 00-
000 , with little Insurance.
'Iho steamer Rio Grande from Galvcston ,
which arrived to-c1 y , passed through wreck
age believed to bo that of the steamer
Brooklyn , supposed to have been lost wltti
all on board during the hurricane , October
M to 10. The captain and the crew num
bered eighteen men.
Federation Falls of Favor In the
DENVER , Nov. 1. The engineers refused
to adopt the articles of federation. The
plan presented by the convention Is under
stood to ho the sarno as that presented at
Upon the suggestion of Chief Arthur the
convention appointed a committee of five
with instructions to prepare a now proposi
tion of federation , which shall bo presented
to each division of the brotherhood for their
acceptance or rejection. Every lodge adopt
ing this new plan will bo permitted to fcder-
atu with any organization named In such
federation , to stand until acted upon at the
next annual meeting. As Arthur appoints
this committee it Is believed ho will numo
these who opposed federation , who will do
little to bring about its final adoption.
The Pan-America UN.
iNDUNAi'OLis , Nov. 1. It appeared that
every bell in the city was set ringing this
morning ns the International American ex
cursion train run Into the station. The party
was at breakfast when a reception commit
tee of the mayor and other prominent citi
zens boarded tbo train soon after U o'clock.
Tbo train was vim out of town about live
miles to the works of a lurgo nulling machine
company , where an hour was spent inspect
ing it.
After the return to the city the party In
spected tbo stute capitol nnd some manufac
turing establishments , after which u lunch
eon given by the citizens ut the hotel was nt-
tended , A number of Bpeochen were made ,
The party left this evening for Louisvhlo.
Charles Martinez Sllva , of Columbia , loft
.to-day on receipt of news of the death of his
father , who was chief justice of Columbia.
IgiLouisvn.Li ! , Nov. 1. The All-Amorlcan
tourists reached hero from Indianapolis at
11:20 : , Jmvlngmado the run of liil ) miles In
three hours with a number of stops. The
streets to the hotel v/cro illuminated bril
liantly. The delegates retired ut oueo.
No Rollclnii'i It'dt Threatened ,
KANSAS CITV , ! - . 1. An Axtell , Kan. ,
special says : T1.-J icports conqcrning tbo
alleged riot between the Methodists and
Catholics of this place are entirely false.
The facts are that tbo Presbyterian minister
bore delivered" lecture'Wednesday evening
on "Priestcraft Exposed. " A number of
Catholics present becuma Indignant at the
charges made m the discourse , and there was
a short but exciting conflict of words between
the minister and the Catholics. The mayor ,
however , received exaggerated reports of the
lecture and was misinformed that thu Cath
olics made violent threats , nnd ho requested
tha governor to send troops to prevent a pos
sible riot.
Kalnoky Will Visit Hlsnmrok ,
HEIILIN , Nov. 1 , Count Kulnoky , the Au&-
trlan prime minister , will visit Bismarck ut
I'roIdcncUsruue to-morrow.
A Breezy Letter From the InterState -
State Chairman ,
Ho TnlkH Plainly of the rivlln Which
I'crmtt Tioki't Hrokorn to U.xlst
A Question Huunrd-
IliK Oats Settled.
loth Point.
CHICAGO , Nov. 1. fSpoolal Tolosram to
Tim BKE. ] Chairman Abbott , of the West
ern Status Passenger association , to-day
sent out a circular letter to members of his
association containing the following from
Judge Cooley , chairman of the intor-stuto
commerce commission :
'Object lessons nro ttpt to bo the most 1m-
jrcssivo tenohors , mid what is taught
iheroby is most ucrtaln to bo remembered
tml acted upon. 1 dcsiro to call .your niton-
lou and through you the attention of your
assocmtcs to thu question whether the rail
roads of the country are not now giving the
niblle an object lesion which Is certain to
m press the public mind that regular passon-
tcr rates nro altogether too high ,
n imposing such rn tcs it la
ot course assumed that the rates
are in-escribed as a reasonable compensation
for the service nctuully-purforiuod for these
who are to pay thorn. But has not the pub-
lo abundant reason for bclluvlm. that con-
sldcraulo numbers of persona nro all tbo
while being improperly curried free , the cost
of their carriage tending necessarily to kceb
up the usual rates charged to these who puyj
This , bowover , Is not the part of ttio lessen
to which I wish moat particularly to direct
attention now. The extraordinary manner
in which the privilege to give excursion rates
s abused Is a much greater wrong to these
who pay the customary rules than in oven the
proper frco transportation. That privllcco
might bo exorcised as the law eoalem-
Mates without wronging tiny ono , bo-
: auso it would tend to crcato a
justness for special occasions that
would not otherwise exist , and
the cost of which would bo moro than mot by
the returns. But that it is Improperly otfor-
clscd when the excursion rates only tend to
; ut the regular rates , is unquestionable.
Moreover , you can not full to know that ex
cursion tickets in great quantities are issued
with an understanding , expressed or Implied ,
that the condition of issue shall not be en
forced and that they , or nt least the return
part thereof , may be used instead of regular
tickets , tbo consequence being that unon the
same trains there are persons ut nil times to
bo found , some of whom huvo paid for their
passage twice or more than twicoas much ns
others , though neither In law or morals is
there reason for any oifforon co. The public
sees that , us incidental to this method of con
ducting tbo business ofjtransportlng pursoiiH
by rail , tbo carriers furnish support und the
opportunity for largo profits to a consider
able number of persons in all sections or tbo
country In a business that ought not to exist
nt nil the business known ns that of ticket
broker or scalper. Sometimes thcso per
sons uro made use of directly us n means of
cutting rates , more often indirectly , whereby
the same end is accomplished. But whether
used directly or indirectly , the effect on the
traveling public is the same the coat of sup
porting them and their business fulls upon
the public und their profits tend to keep
rates excessive. . ,
In view of these facts the following ques
tions naturally nrlso ;
1. Wtyen the railroad companies thus dis
tinctly give tlio public to understand that'
their regular rates uro moro" than
a fair remuneration for the services
performed for these i who pay them ,
why should not the fact bo stated with equal
distinctness by the commission in its official
communications )
2. If persons charged the regular rates
should complain of them as excessive , and
brinf ; out the facts nbovo stated as proof ,
how would the railroad companies undertake
to show that complaint to bo not well taken !
Very respectfully yours ,
'I'll OMAS M. COOLKT , Chairman. "
The nbovo remarkable letter has called out
moro comment than any yet issued by-Chair
man Cooley in bia official capacitn. In the
main the comments are to the effect that tt.o
commission is right In stirring up the un.
mitigated evil referred to In Judge Cooloy'a
letter. It bus put a continued slight on the
commission , and of which Chairman Cooley
1ms often spoken in vain. Adverse com
ments are ns thick as the favorable ones ,
some especially savage outbursts being heard
in regard to the commission attending to its
own purposely delayed business. The letter
has already created a profound impression ,
and is moro than likely , if threats are to bo
believed , to lead to un outbreak which will
cr.d in a determined effort on the part ot the
roads to provo the unconstitutionallty of the
inlcr-stato commerce act.
Thronch Kut i-.s to tin ; Northwest.
CHICAOO , Nov. 1. I Special Telegram
to TUB BEE. ] - The refusal of the North
western lines to accept the proposition of the
trunk lines for u raise in through rates to
the northwest has excited tha ire of the lat
ter. Such a reply was sout by them to the
refusal of the Northwestern lines that to-day
notification was hurriedly sent out for nn
other special meeting of the Northwestern
lines next Monday. It Is likely. If a full at
tendance can bu had , that doclslvo action will
be tuken , provided some arrangement can
bo mudo to provide for the outstanding tran
sit which the St. Paul has sold in large
St. < To < * rnh & Gi-niHl Island Clmimcfl.
ST. Josin-H , Mo , , Nov. 1. [ Special Tele
gram to TUB BEB.I Edwin McNeil , general
manager of the St. Joseph & Grand Island
railway , announces the following now ap
pointments to tuko effect on the Leavonworth ,
division of the Union Pacific to-days Will
iam Williams , superintendent , with ofilco at
St. Joseph ; H. O. Halstoad , assistant super
intendent , with office nt Leaven worth ; O.
H. Andrews , master bridge builder , with
headquarters nt Elwood , ICan. ; R. A. Heck.
division roadmaster , with headquarters at
Ltavcnwoi'th. : Tha pay of engineers and
llrtmien will be advanced 25 cents on tha
hundred miles , commencing with to-day.
Sodliid nt Jjast.
CHICAGO , Nov. 1 , [ Special Telegram to
Tin ! HUE. ] The joint rate committee con
sisting of Vice-Cnalrmun Hoyden , of the
trunk lines , and Chairmen Blanchard ,
Midgoloy and yaltbhorn Imvo finally set
tled the "cleaning und clipping of oats In
transit" bugaboo by authorizing the Inspec
tion bureau to allow the practice. The coin-
mltteo officially gives notice to-day of per
mission to change tlio destination at least
once in transit , a body blow to the attempt
to make through billing on ull shipments.
A Union Puu flu Dcninl ,
BOSTON , Nov. 1.Union Pacific officials
hero deny nny knowlcd/o of the report that
a trafilo alliance has been mndo between the
Alton and the Kansas Pacific brunch of tbo
Union Pacific.
The Ahllfnc Jiiinkora
AIJIUNE , Kan , , Nov. 1. Lobold & Fishes
made nn assignment late yesterday after *
noon and loclioil the Abllono bank's iloorfl.
Since Monday's ' suspension a largo number
of local depositors have boon settled with ,
and it was hoped all would bo satisfied.
Now England creditors commenced legal
proceedings and an assignment was neces
sary. Ttio remaining liabilities amount to
{ Jb5OOD. with assets which , being in went.
orn lands , will como far frour settling tlio
claims when sold at forced sale.
Has n Halapse.
LO.NOON , Nov. 1. Charles Bradlaugh , who
was recovering from his recent attack of ill
uesa , has suffered u relapse ,