Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, November 03, 1889, Part I, Image 1

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A Controversy BognrdJntj England's
Naval Armament.
Vast KxpciiRO Involved In Their Con-
( ruction and'Operation A Con-
trnst With TliOHo of Thirty
Years Aft" .
Navnl Wlilte Klonhnnf.
( Gnnt/HuhC Jfftf ft Jamrt Gordon ilennrit. )
LONDON , Nov. 3. [ Now York ilorald
Cubic Special to Tun HUB. I A contro
versy of no slight importance has arisen , und
Is likely to last , over the big guns of the
British navy. 1 have noticed that the Her
ald contains from tlmo to ttmo information
on subjects connected with the royal navy
which docs not appear elsewhere , nnd which
Is obviously derived from special and au
thentic sources. But the public do
not yet quite understand what is
going on nnd too ninny pqrsons have nn In
terest In keeping the truth concealed from
them to permit of this deficiency being
speedily rectified. The facts , however , must
como out by degrees. Lord Armstrong , In
presiding over a meeting of his company on
Friday , defended the damage to the 110-
ton gun on the Victoria nnd complained that
it had been subjected to tests of undue
sovorlty. We ought not to put great press
ure upon a gun , apparently , until wo got
into action , and then if it bursts , the fault
can easily bo laid on' the man who
hnvo t > ccc blown to pieces. Tbero Is scarcely
a practicable man In the service who puts
absolute trust In n 110-ton gun , but Lord
Armstrong is quite right in saying that ho
has nothing to do with that. The guns are
ordered of his linn , and his business Is to
inako them. Whether they are fit for service
or not is nn affair to bo s-ttlod at the ad
miralty. Observe these words of Lord
Armstrong's , for they have greater
significance than appears upon the
surface "Whether monster guns bo
n mistake or not is a very
fairly debatable question. A monster gun Is
incidentally a monster ironclad , and I have
never advocated either ono or the other. "
That both are a mistake Is beginning to bo
the opinion of some of the greatest naval
ofllcors In England , and perhaps Lord Arms-
strong shares that opinion. We can build a
monster Ironclad , but no ono can bo sura
how It will act In battle. Wo can not build
a monster gun without immense delay , and
when wo Imvo got It wo are half afraid
ot Uring It off. The maker himself
tolls us tliat wo ought not to put too largo a
charge of powder In It. What , then , are we
to do with it ) Is It maao to bo looked utt
Now lot mo toll you a little moro about costly
playthings. Last year two 10.25-lnoh guns
were turned out from the Armstrong works
nnd supplied to the nuvy. They cost 158,285
without carriages. Five 13.5-Inch were sup
plied Irotu the royal gun factory "costing
10,883 each. A 12-1 neh gun costs 0,800
each , nnd two were supplied. Some of
these guns were put in hand the previous
year , but all that could bo turned out for
actual use were thcso nine. It Is quite im
possible to get thcso guns made fast enough
to lit out now Ironclads , so that oven If wo
got the ships It Is by no moans certain that
they would ho ot any utility for the defense
o * the country , at least for a considerable
tlmo after they nro 'afloat. Some of our
finest ships to-day are without their full
armament. These that have guns have no
ammunition , and these which have ammuni
tion have no guns. Even nt best It must
take several years to put all this right. If ,
then , Encland holds fast to the system of
building monster ironclads and orduanco she
must make up her mind to spend prodigious
Bums of money and to keep on spending
thorn , for n big gun is like a big house there
is no end to its cost. For instance , in the
old days a 08-pouqdor .smooth bore
cot about 7s Id ' for shot ,
but for powder alone a 110-ton gun
costs 58 18s 8d every tlmo it Is fired. The
shot costs about 140 in addition. Is not
this a pretty bill to present to the nation
every time ono of these guns Is fired ] I bog
you to understand that there is no doubt
about the facts I have Just put forward. I
take them upon the authority of a most un
deniable witness General Aldersou , director
of artillery who must bo supposed to know
moro about the subject than auy other man
in the country. General Aldorson is a
brother-in-law o * the prime minister , and ho
lias hold his ofllco since the early part of
1885. When ho was giving evidence before
a committee of the house of commons , Stan
hope , secretary of war , asked him this ques
tion :
"Will you tell the committee what the cost
of firing a shot from one of thcso big guns
would bo at the present tlmo ! "
General Aldorsou answered : "It Is diffi
cult , perhaps , to toll exactly , but it would
cost rather over 200 In round figures. "
The war ofllco itself gives the amount at
240 a shot.
Your renders will no who able to appreciate
ix litllo moro completely the remark made by
Lord Armstrong on Friday last.
There have boon llrcd from ono of the 110-
ton guns on board the Victoria no loss than
ten and one-fourth tons of gunpowder and
nearly twenty tons of projectiles. "
A mnro trial , therefore , of tbcso guns
costs moro than the total expense of making
an eight-Inch gun. Throughout wo will sup
pose that twenty rounds nro fired from it ,
aud that then it hursts or shows signs of do-
lug so If It is culled on for further work.
Iho powder and projectile would by that
tlmo Imvo cost 4,800 , and the gun Itself
2J,000 altogether 29,800. In the case Im
agined , but not Imaginary , for ono of the
guns on board the Victoria , tbo answer to it
is precisely this : The amount of money
would bo utterly thrown away , oven under
the best of circumstances. Docs 11
not seem moro madness to expend
thcso vast sums on guns which never have
yet been properly tested and concerning
whloh the artillery ontsrtam the greatest
misgivings ! These are questions which will
bo discussed inoru and uioro as time goes on ,
Tlio general public do not know and cannot
bo expected to know whether the admiralty
and war oillco authorities are on the wrong
track or not , but the suspicion Is growing
etrolig that they ara not themselves prepared
to say thut they ara not. Da they bo-
Jlevu In the big ijun business ! From all
that I can hoar I should say that they do not
A more fad hm boon earned to a length
which would bo ludicrous were it not costly
to the nation. Thirty years ago the total
coat of the armament of a first-class ship of
war of tbo Duke of Wellington
was 17OOJ. She carried lill
guns. U'hoUsnbowof the present day car
ries twulvo guns und her complete armament
costs 207,850 , Granting that the models of
thirty years ago are out of date , | Is it > ) ulto
certain that wo huvo done wisely in parting
10 widely from thcwl Upon this point tbcro
s the gravest room for doubt , nnd all the
anodynes administered by Lord Armstrong
will not bo sudiclcnt to nllav It.
Dented the I'rlvilcRn of I'nradliic on
Ijonl ' ' .
MAs'or'd Day.
[ Copt/rfyM / ffW 1 > u .lam's ( /onion 77cmiC.l !
LONDON , Nov. 2. [ Now Voik Herald
Cable Special to Tun BEE. l PolIce Commis
sioner Monrcy has denied Barnum permis
sion to make his customary parade , although
tha latter has been to enormous cxpcnso in
preparing for tbo event. Barnum wants to
lold the pnruda on tlio night of the lord
mayor's data and the London police do not
care to Imvo two such stiows In the same
twenty-four hours.
A number of Barnum's English friends
lave determined to celebrate his arrival in
England by a dinner at the Hotel Victoria ,
next Friday. Among the names on the com-
mlttoo are the earl of Aberdeen , Sir John
Astloy , Lord Charles Borcslord , Lord
Randolph Churchill , Viscount Combcrmore ,
lion. Conrad Dillon , the earl of Efllnglmui ,
Captain F. C. Howard , the carl of Kenmore ,
the carl of Lathom , Colonel J. T. North , Sir
Philip Cunllfto Owen , Alfred Do Roths
child , Leopold Do Rothschild and George
Augusta Sula.
The Frenchman Willing to Play on
Certain Conditions.
ICnvyrttfil tsta Im Jnmei Uonlon titnniU. }
PAUIS , Nov. 2. fNew York Herald Cable
Special to Tun BUB. ] The Herald correspondent
pendent saw Maurice Vlgnaux yesterday in
in reference to Eugene Carter's recent chal
lenge to play him a match at cushion caroms.
Said Vignuux :
" 1 accept Carter's challenge , ns published
in the Herald , in all respects but ono. Ho
wishes to nmko a match of 1,200 points , last
Intr three nights. My health Is still so feeble
after my recent illness that I do not feel
able to play moro than COO points , to last four
days , 150 a day. I urn willing to muko such
a match for cither 2,500 francs- Carter
proposes , or double that sum. I will play "in
auy suitable ball ono month from date. Any
further details can bo easily arranged , as I
consider myself n stronger player than
Carter. Shortening the game is to his ad
vantage rather than mino. "
Captain \VUsmaii Gives News of the
J8S3 li \ Janes Gordon Bennett. ]
, Nov. 2. fNow York Herald
Cable Special to THE BCE. | I had a long
talk with Captain Wissman to-night. He
said ho reached Muwapwa October 13 , and
on the same day mot messengers from Eintn
Pasha nnd Stanley. Ho sent news on at
once to Zanzibar and tlicn sent back a letter
to Emit ] Pnsha. Ho then determined to
comedown himself to Zanzibar , and yester
day ho.arrlved with the ontlro mall from the
interior of Africa , from English nnd French
missions , and for Smith , Mackenzie
& Co. Captain Wlssman's opinion is that
Stanley will roach Mpwupwa about the
middle of November and Bagamoys by the
middle of December. Captain Wissman has
sent to Mpwapwa by caravan a largo supply
of comforts for the intrepid explorers , and
has loft an ofllcor there to bring the party
down. Captain Wissman's opinion is that
Stanley and Emln Pasha will assuredly como
out at Bagamoys and not at Monbasa.
Stanley is bringing his Maxim gun down
with him. The messengers recognized a
similar ono in Captain Wissman's came and
said so. The Stanley and Ernin Pasha ex
pedition have been having numerous fights
in the Uzakuma country.
- *
AVII1 .Reach Zanzibar in January.
[ Co ; > jHu/it , / ISfO liv Jama Gordon Ilcnii'U.\ \
LONDON , Nov. 2. | New York Herald
Cable Special to THE BEE. ! Henry Nel
son , solicitor of Leeds , received a telegram
from his son , Captain Nelson , who was ono
of Stanley's chief officers , stating that ho
expects to arrive at Zanzibar in January.
Captain Nelson , who belongs to the British
army , joined Stanley on the formation of bis
Honored Dy President Cnrnot.
ICorvrloM 1SW tin -'nmcs Gordon O nnetC.1
PARIS , Nov. 2. | Now York Herald Cable
Special to TUB BEE. ) Leroy W. Fairchild ,
of Now York , has received the decoration of
the Legion of Honor from President Carnet
as an additional recognition of the excel
lence of his exhibit of gold pens at the ex
The Hon. AVattcrson Addresses the
Delegates in Spanish.
LOUISVILLE , Nov. 2. After breakfast the
All-American excursionists were welcomed
at tlio board of trade by the Hon. Watterson.
who fifty years ago was United States mln-
Uter to the Argentine confederation. Ho
made the address in Spanish , and for the
first time the delegates listened to words of
greeting in their own tongue. A couple of
the delegates answered and the visitors were
then shown the tobacco works nna Kentucky
horses and were later welcomed by Governor
Bucknor and ladles at a public reception at
tholr hotel. Lnto to-night the party loft for
Mammoth Cave , where they will spend Sun
Ilopa Korthn
BT. PAUL , Minn. , Nov. 2. ( .Special Telo
pram to Tim BEE. ] Under itho law'ostnbj
llshlng the St. Cloud reformatory , and pro
viding for tbo transfer of the convicts from
the state penitentiary , it is possible that
Cole aud Jim Younger , the Missouri outlaws ,
may bo paroled In 1893. Life prisoners can
not bo transferred to the reformatory until
they have served a sentence- equivalent to
twenty-one years , and they can not oven
then bo paroled by the board of managers
without the approval cf the governor , It is
ftaurod out that with the thirteen years the
Youugcrs have already been imprisoned ,
counting in the customary allowance for
good behavior , they will huvo served an
equivalent of twenty-one years by May 27 ,
18U3. The schema Is to have thorn removed
to the reformatory aud sucura tholr release
on parolo. _ _
The Iloolc lolniul Warned.
CHICAGO , Nov. 2. The grand Jury to-day
returned seventeen indictments. Seven of
them had reference to the Rook Island rail
road accident which occurred some tlmo ago.
These ere all against Seth Twouibly , the
engineer of the freight train which crashed
Into the passenger car , and Charles Buford ,
tha conductor. La Cloche , the fireman , es
caped Indictment. Tha company was
cautioned to bo moro careful about leaving
passenger cars on the track at the point
where tha accident occurred.
Fatally Injured IJy Iho Cars.
ST. JOSEPH , Mo. , Nov. 3 , [ Special Tele
gram to TUB BUB. ] Mrs. Mary Knapp ,
while crossing the tracks of the Chicago ,
Rock Island & Pacific railroad this nftor-
uoou , on South Sixth street , was run over
by a switch unglno and her riRhtJIej ; cut off.
She cannot recover ,
Youthful Dopravlty aa Developed at
a Trial in Paris.
12mtin Eoln Acts In tlio Cnpaalty of a
Juror In tlio Caqo \ Dny
With the Matadors-Other
1'nrUlan News ]
At tlio Won oh Capital.
lCrtpj/rfoit / ? 1SS9 by Jnmtt aorJon llsnni\ \
PAIUS , Nov. 2 fNow York Hornlil
Cable Special to THE Bnc. | Tlio weather
has become colder. Cloaks nnd ovun furs
nro now In voguo. The Lutotla Is now fill-
ins : up for the winter , and Friday Lo Jour
dos Morto was celebrated by nt least two"
hundred thousand Parisians of every strata
of sooloty , going out to Pore la Chaiio clad
In nshon gray or black and depositing
wreaths on the tombs of some loved ono.
Statistics publlstiod by the minister of the
interior show that crimes of violence , mur
ders nnd attacks In the public streets are
Increasing with startling rapidity , although
thefts , robbery and rapes show a heavy
falling off.
Youthful criminals nro becoming moro
nnd moro frequent , and the case of young
Gcorgo ICaps , wherein Etnllo Zola was a
juryman , attracted the attention of
Paris for twenty-four hours. When Ocorgo
ICups was but thirteen ho made his debut in
the criminal arena , taking the highest
honors with a sensational murder that would
huvo done credit to the most experienced
baud. Ono morning lu December , 1334 , an
aged compositor , Vlncard , was found lying
dead on the floor of his garret. Ho had first
been strangled and then his head split open
with a hatchet. Suspicion pointed to young
Kaps and a companion of his own ago , who
were arrested , but as nothing definite could
bo proven against them they were sot at
liberty. It is now Known that Kaps nnd his
comrade committed this crime for the pur
pose of robbing tholr victim , and that 5
francs was all they gotby it. Kaps speedily
blossomed out Into the most renowned squire
of dames in his quarter. Leontlno Drlen
was the name of his brightest and most par
ticular star , and to her George ono day ad
mitted that it was ho. who killed Vincard.
Shortly afterwards ho regretted having
taken her into his confidence , and threatened
to show her no mercy did nho make any sign
of bonding over the secret to the police.
Finally , acting on the principle that "dead
people toll no talcs , " ho determined to bury
his secret in the grave. On March 19 last
Kaps stet Lcontino through the head with a
revolver as sue was sleeping. The young
murderer gave hlmeolf up to the police , al
leging that the motive of his crime was
jealousy. On cross-examination , nowover ,
he was fain to admit the reason for the mur
der , ns owning that ho committed the second
end crime to save himself from the consequences
quences of the first. Even after his impris
onment the lad'a lust for blood showed itself
in an attempt to murder people under the
very eyes of the Judge who was going
into his case. Mile , do Emma Huaid , a
witness against the prisoner , was attacked
by him with a bed screw as she was giving
her evidence and severely wounded ere help
could bo given. On a second occasion Kaps
seized a brass candlestick from the mantel
piece and hurled it at tlio municipal euard
who was In a chair back of him and against
whom ho had a long standing grudge. Gull-
lotto himself , the judge of Instruction , was
frequently threatened by his young prisoner
if bo over had the good chance to moot the
magistrate man to man. Such is the career
of this precocious youth who yesterday occu
pied his place in the dock as composedly and
in fact as proudly as If it were the chariot of
an old Uoman commander returning
triumphant from a brilliant cam
paign. His responses were short and
incisvo. [ Ho was evidently posing for the
"You have been an idle vagabond all your
life" said the Judge.
"Correct. "
"At thirteen your father had you sent to
the house of correction. "
"Exactly. "
"You have been condemned four times and
forbidden the department of the Soino. "
"Perfectly. "
"You quarreled frequently with Lcontino
Dricn. Whyl"
"Tho reason is too dollcato to bo mentioned
In public. "
As ho confessed himself guilty of the two
murders with which ho was charged , and as
the evidence against tilm was conclusive , the
jury speedily returned with a unanimous
verdict of guilty.
When the sentence of death had been pro
nounced Kaps bowed to the judge affection
ately and said , "Thank you , " and loft the
dock en route for Loroquotte.
Emllo Zola malics a fair juryman. Ho
listened attentively to the counsel and jotted
down points every few minutes In his vo
luminous notebook. Ho watched the young
prisoner most scrutinizing ! ! ' .
Who knows but that perhaps Kaps will
crop up In ono of Zola's novels for a fan-
toullo in the academy loft vacant by the
denth of Emilo Angler , There are many
candidates , and Rotheulot , who obtained a
good number of votes at the last election * ,
will try again , and the names of Emllo Zola ,
Francosque , Sarcev , Eugene Munnucil ,
Emllo Borgeratt and Henry Bccquo are also
mentioned as these of candidates among
whom the academy's choice will bo made ,
Henry d'Dornioer ' , author of "Mahomet , "
stands a good chunco of succeeding the late
Immortal In the event of the production of
his play being a success. The election will
not , however , take place for six mouths to
co mo.
MTho vast arena of the Rue Pergouleso con
tinues to bo the favorite afternoon rendezvous
of all Paris cavaliers In the placo. Aldred
Tluoco and Luis Oo Rego score a great suc
cess as they wheel and pirouet with graceful
audacity and perfect horsomnnshlp lu front
of ahull and stick their parti-colored javelins
in the animal's neck. Rafael Gucrritu ,
a das'iinir ' Matador of twenty-seven , is a
great favorite and is enthusiastically ap
plauded , especially by the women , us ho
calmly kneels before the bull uud tosses
handfuls of sana Into his ears * Another
favorite trick of Uuerrlta is to stand within
a yard of the infuriated animal and con
temptuously tlcklo his nose with the point of
his foot. Very graceful and very plucky Is
Guorrita , and it Is hoped that his oxperiunco
with the protected horns of bulls in the
grand plaza of the Rue Porogouleso will not
induce him to undue rashness
with the older and moro porsU tent -
ont bulls of the Spanish arona. The
Course do Tauroaux , take it nil In all , is ono
of tbo best sights to b'o eoen in Paris , There
it something fascinating about this graceful
sport that especially appears to the houu
soxo , who always put in a strong appear
ance at every performance. The American
nnd English communities turn out in strong
force to admire the ngllo4 favorites of the
arena , and will greatly miss ilho excitement
when cold wenthor puts It ,
Grand Duke Valdlmlr , . of Russia , ni-
conded the Eiffel tower to-day. Ho was no-
companied by the duke of Louchtcnbunr ,
Prince Bolossolsky , Dr. Albert Robin , of the
French academy of medicine , Prince B.
Kotchnoboy and M. Ilitrofn. M. Eiffel ac
companied the dutlng\ilshod party during
tholr visit and was Introduced to the grand
duke on the platform. Tlio visitors wrote
tholrnames in tlio dlatltignUhod visitors'
book which Eiffel keeps In his httlo apart-
niontnttlio top of the tower , and they par
took of the lunch offered , Vladimir toasting
his host in a glim of chnmpagno. The ascent
was rendered tnoro remarkable than
any that tins provlouslybeoa made from the
fact that n number of the visitors and Eiffel
also wont higher than tlio tower Itself. It
appears that a workman had curried nn Iron
ladder to the top of the tower , nnd that
Eiffel , noticing this , the ladder was placed
against the flagstaff so ns to allow the visit
ors to attain to a height of at least 803 metres
that Is , two metres higher than the tenth
wonder of the world.
Tlio Son of tlio Cottnco Owner on the
CHICAGO , Nov. 3. Charles J. Carlson , son
of the owner of the Carlson cottage , was the
first witness In the Cronm case this mornIng -
IngHo testified to the routing of the cot
tage March 20 to a stranger who called him
self Frank Williams. Witness said the
stranger subsequently btyiizhttua furniture ,
In the evening about 7:30 : o'clock. Ho was
accompanied by a man shorter than himself
and Expressman Mnrtonson. Williams
came again on ApHl 3 to pay
the rent. In the description , of the rooms the
witness said tlio front roQins and bed-rooms
were the only ones furnished. There was
a washstnnd In the room iq the roar of the
front room. There was n carpet on the floor
of the front room , nnd a washstand. The
carpet was tacked down. la the bedroom
was a bed , a rocking cliair and another
chair , n wash-bowl nnd pitcher , anil other
things of that kind. Witness then Identified
n piece of carpet which was shown him as
the sumo as the ono ha hud scan on the par
lor floor of the coltago. Martin Burke was
also identified by this witness as Frank Wil
liams , the man who hired the cottage.
The witness then proceeded with his testi
mony , saying that after receiving the letter
from Williams relinquishing the cottage , ho
entered It through a wlndqw'on May 19. Ho
described how ho found } the carpet off the
floor which was covered in places with
paint , looking as though it , had been put on
to cover up blood sttilns. , , uHo also found
blood stains on the walls and furni
turo. 'lucre were places on the
floor that were not covered by
paint where there wore * blood stains
still visible. During all'jh'o time for which
the rent was paid the cottogp rematned uaoc-
cuplcd. Kunzo was pointcS'out to the wit
ness by counsel for the state , but ho could
not Identify the prisoner t aa any ono whom
ho had over soon before.3 . T&e 'witness was
subjected to a long cross examination , which
did not seem to develop anylffring now.
The next witness \was Johanna
Carlson , the mother'Mrs. ' t . Carlson
testified that' on the- Sunday following ,
the 4th of May , y/hon she Ilrst
went out to the cottage sho'notlccd ' spots on
the steps and that both tbo stops and the
walk showed that there had been much
tramping up and down , nnd also that the
footsteps showed tliat the persons who made
them had been walking In sand. She thought
Frank Williams nnd his sister had at last
moved In and that the spots on the steps
were only something that' had been broken
In moving. The remainder o'f her testimony
was mainly corroborative of that given be
fore by her family. When asked by the
state attorney to point out the man whom
she know as Frank AVljliams , the witness
pointed to Burke. Hot , cross-examination
then followed.
The next witness was 'Expressman Mar
tinson , who identified Burka as the man
who hired him to haul the furniture and t'io '
trunk to Carlson cottage. The bloody trunk
which contained the tjody of Cronin was then
brought into the courtroom nnd the witness
said it was similar to tha pao which ho took
to the cottage. The court then adjourned
until Monday morning.
It was announced this afternoon that Sen
ator Kennedy , the Wisconsin lawyer who
has been ono of the counsel for Burke , has
withdrawn from the case. . It was said ho
was dissatisfied with the position assigned
him In the case.
Edward Spellman , of Peoria , district oftl-
cer of the Clan-na-Gaol , sent a telegram to
Sheriff Matson to-day saying lie" would nr-
rive hero , prepared to testify in the case on
Monday morning. _ J
Bilker Kutiiriis.
Wi.NNii'F.o , Nov. a , Assistant State
Attorney Baker , of Chicago , who has been
hero for several duya in .connection with the
Cronin case , securing additional evidence ,
returned to Chicago this erning. It Is not
unlikely that ox-prisoner" Mills may go to
Chicago next week to give evidence in re
gard to Burko's statements while in jail hero.
Ten rears For Killing Ills Hrutal
StopFather. .
CHICAGO , Nov. 3. ( .Spoqial Telegram to
THE BEE.J Indignation is expressed at the
verdict of the jury In Judge Baker's court
this morning sentencing to ton years1 Im
prisonment tlio savontcqa-yoar-old lad ,
Jumos Dolau , who killed. , his stou-father
while defending his mottfer against his
brutal attacks.
Tbo crime for which Dolan is to suffer
was committed about four * months ago. Do
lau did not live at homo with his mother ,
who was married a second time. His step
father , whoso name was McGinn , would not
allow the boy to enter tbo.h.ouso , not oven to
sco his mother. Dolan lived away from
homo n long time , but when the neighbors
told him that McGunn , had beaten bis
mother , ho decided to go to the bouse and
see If the report was truoj The boy found
the family at supper , but he - had no sooner
stopped Insldo tlio door than McGunn , it is
said , raised a chair and threatened to brain
both the boy and bis mother * Dolan claims
that In defense of his mother and himself ho
had to draw his revolver and bhoot the en
raged man.
Ciuoioo , Nov. 3. ( Special Telegram to
TUB HUE. ] The Great Northern Btoamshiu
line has given notice of an early close * in
navigation. After November 5 It will refuse
to receive shipments 'to Jiostoii and Now
England points , And after Novguibur 0 it
will refuse them to Ngw Yorlc. .
Tlio Woatliiir Korocast.
For Omaha and vinlnlty Falrtwoitlior ,
For Nebraska uud Dukota Fair , colder ,
northwesterly winds.
For Iowa Light ruin or snow , colder ,
northwesterly winds.
Emperor William Roealvos a Cordial
Grootlugr From the Ottoman.
'The Scinl-Ofllcinl Press Throw Off
llcsoi'vo ami Admit That the
Object Is to Strengthen tlio
Triple Alllnnuo.
Not n Pleasant Trip.
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BKIU.IN , Nov. 1 ! . Ulsmarck to-day re
ceived n telegram f rein Emperor William at
Ylldlz Kiosk , saying ho arrived at 11 o'clock.
The official dispatches give a detailed ac
count of the meeting between the Turkish
fleet and the German ships Kulcr
and Hohonzollorn at the oniranco of the
Dardanelles. The passage through the straits
was made under a continuous round of
salutes from the forts. On entering the sea
of Marmora Said Pasha , minister of foreign
affairs ; Edom Pasha , formerly grand vizier ,
and Herr von Radowitz , the German am
bassador , left the sultan's yacht nnd were ro-
celvod by the emperor on the Kalsor.
The empress is again suffering from sea
sickness. A largo number of ves
sels , gayly decorated , followed the
German ships to f Dolmabaktoho palace ,
where the sultan , attended by his ministers
and principal court ofllclals , cordially greeted
Emperor William. After partaking of re
freshments the two monarchs drove to
Yildiz palace In a carriage under escort of a
squadron of cavalry.
The sultan exchanged a few phrases with
each of the guests and then relapsed into
absolute silence.
Herr von Radowltz , under Instructions
from Bismarck , will attend with buld Pasha
the business interviews between the mon
The scml-oniclal press of Berlin no longer
denies the political Importance of the visit.
The North Gorman Gazette states that If the
Intentions of the ompuror are realized the
conference at Constantinople will croatofrosh
guarantees of pence based upon the gen
eral principles of Bismarck's policy and will
strengthen the drolbund and further assure
the well being nnd prosperity of the Father
land. The frankness of these admissions of
the inspired organs Is partly duo to oQlcial
advices from St. Petersburg that the czar
has relapsed under pan-slnvlst influences ;
that the changes that were in progress to
eliminate war advocates from tno czar's
counsel had been countermanded ; thut the
German press has resumed its former hostile
attitude , and everything is the same as . before -
fore the czar's meeting with Prince Bis
Incidents attending the visit of the em
press to-tho royal harem nro awaited with
interest. A gorgeous knix propelled by
ten oarsmen will convoy her to the entrance
of the harem grounds. Seven recognized
wives pf the sultan , all mothers of princes ,
.tttended by odulisqua suites , will receive
the empress lu the grand saloon. The visit
will last three hours.
Couiit Kalnoky , who arrived at Frle'd-
rlchsruho to-day , before leaving Vienna had
a long conversation with Prince Lobanoff ,
the Russian ambassador , through whom ho
learned that the czar had resumed his policy
of opposition to any form ofc. settlement In
Bulgaria which excludes Russia's claim to
the right to select the head of the govern
ment. Prince Lobanoff's communication
amounted to a veto from the czar of Count
Kalnoky's project for the recognition of
Prince Ferdinand as the ruler of Bulgaria
and implied also the rejection of Bismarck's
scheme. In ofllcml circles the conviction
prevails that the chancellor will henceforth
abandon all efforts to conciliate the czar.
Apart from political matters concerning the
drlebund , Count Kulnoky's mission relates
to the formation of a customs union between
the German and Austro-IIuncnrian empires.
The marriage of Priuco Ferdinand nnd
Princess Louise , ot Orleans , the daughter of
the Due O'Alcncon , depends upon the result
of the Frledrichsfuho conference.
The new socialist bill will not receive tlio
support of the majority of the rolchstag un
less subjected to modifications.
The dynamite depot nt Friedrlchshutto ,
near Beuthen , Silesia , exploded to-day.
Twenty persons were killed and Injured.
The Women's Missionary Society.
INDIAN trows , Nov. 2. To-day's session
of the Women's Homo Missionary society
was taken up la committee reports of the
bureau for Texas , Now Mexico and Arizona ,
and for the Mormons. The reports were
carefully drawn up and were full of detail
regarding the work in these departments of
the society's labor. The needs of each homo
were stated and urgent appeals made for
further aid.
The Supposed Itendors.
OSWEQO , Knn , , Nov. 2.Mrs. . Griffith and
Mrs. Davis , arrested on suspicion of boinc
the Builder women , have not yet been Iden
An old man named Story thought ho rec
ognized them as belonging to the Bender
tribo. Five others , however , who have been
well acquainted with the Benders could see
no resemblance. Further examinations Imvo
been postponed until November 18.
Post Hues i Newspaper.
CHICAGO , Nov. 2. [ Special Telegram to
TUB BEB. ] Alfred Post , of the freight
claim bureau fame , bo nn a libel suit in tno
circuit court to-day against the evening
Journal on account of several articles which
the paper has published concerning him and
his questionable uftulrs. Post asks for
50,000 damages.
Tne Nnvn < n Illotnrn.
BAI.TIMOIIB , Md. , Nov. 2. In the United
States district court this morning , counsel
for Henry Jones , who is charged with being
tbo ringleader of the Nuvassa island rioters ,
obtained n writ of habeas corpus returnable
next Wednesday , This action is taken to
test the constitutionality of the law which
gives the United States authority over
Navassa Island.
Koriy * onr Kor Muni or.
OinCAao , Nov , 2. [ Special Telegram t.o
THE BUB.J At Ottawa to-day a verdict was
rendered in the circuit court before Judge
Blanclmrd sentencing Joseph Kota to the
penitentiary for forty years for the murder
of Gee , Uurtklewitz at LaSallo , on the oven *
ing of May 12.
Clilonan'H Now Ktoclc
CIHCUOO , Nov , 2. [ Special Telegram to
TUB Bun. ] TOO Chicago stock exchange
moved into ita new homo at 107 Dearborn
Btjeel at 1 o'clock to-day. The event was
celebrated by the members and their friends ,
who BUI down to an elegant lunch served in
the Exchange hall after President Honrotlii.
in & few well chosen remarks , had welcomed
tbo guests and his brother broltora to the
They Hcgnrd Noblo'n Order as a Hull-
dozing Hclioino.
ST. Louis , Nov. 3. The latest advice *
from the Chorokco nation nro Unit tlio recent -
cent order of Secretary Noble In regard to
the Clioiokco affairs , which was rescinded nt
Trtbloquah last evening , has had Just thn op
posite effect the commissioners expected It
would havn.
The Indians who favored soiling the out
let before nro now obstinate. They say the
government has adopted bulldozing tactics
nnd they will not yield an Inch. Clilof
Mnyes Is reported ns sayings
"Tho order Is no surprise to us. Wo un-
derstnnd It was designed to coerce us Into
selling. Thn government cannot bulldoze us
in this manner. "
Ho denied ho was In favor of selling the
sti | p. Do reiterated his former opinion that
It would require a chnngo In the constitution
before'any land could ha sold.
Ex-Chlof Billhead and olhor loaders fa
vored taking Issue with the government as
to fco slmulc ownership of the outlet.
The cattlemen of the strip will bo present
at tliu opening council next Monday nnd will
attempt to Influence the Indians.
CHICAGO iravATOH3 soim.
The KtiKllsh StKtani Captures the
Bliinecr-AVhoolor System.
CHICAGO' , Nov. 2. [ Special Telegram to
TUB Bnn. ] It is announced hero nnd gener
ally accepted ns correct that the grain ele
vators In this city belonging to Mungor ,
Wheeler & Co. huvo been sold for $3,500,000
to tbo snino English system that has been
purchasing flour mills In Minneapolis and
elevators throughout the northwest. The
Mungor-Wheelur system of elevators la the
largest In the city , having a capacity ot
0,500,000 bushels , the Armour & Dole houses
standing next in rank with a capacity of
0,3.10,000 bushels. None of the other sys
tems approach this In magnitude , ns tbo
capacity ranged from 17. > , OUO to 200,000 bush
els. The trrulo has been closed nnd the
money will bo paid over to the sellers early
next week. The sellers are Hiram Wheeler ,
A. A. Munger , George Henry Wheeler ,
Charles Wheeler and James R. McKay. The
pnco paid was based on the business of the
past eight yca s , nn'd while no authorltatlvo
statement can bo made nt this moment , it is
nearly certain that the annual Income shows
6 per cent on tlio $2,250,000 to bo paid. The
property bought consists of eight houses
along the river and near the Northwestern
railway. They nro the Galena , Airline ,
Northwestern , Fulton City , Union , Iowa , St.
Governor Mooro's Annual Report
Bhowfl Great Gain * .
WASHINGTON , Nov. 2. Governor Moore ,
of Washington territory , in his annual re
port , says the closing year in territorial ex
istence has been ono of prosperity. The
property valuation shows a gain of nearly 50
per coat.
Washington , says the governor , has had
an undua share of the great disasters hap
pening this year , in that the business per
tions. of four cities , Seattle , Vancouver ,
Ellonsburg and Spokane Falls , burned , in
volving n loss of not less than 510,600,000.
The report shows an extraordinary in
crease in the amount of taxable property ,
rising from $61,513,070 in 1887 , to $124,705,4-10
in 18S9 , a gain of moro than 100 per cent. _
" " " "
" The great staple "of "eastern" Washington
is wheat. The volcanic soil of that region ,
the governor says , is particularly
adapted to the growth of all cereals ,
heo average yield being twenty-
five and flvo-tontlis bushels par aero , which
ho says is perhaps greater than that of any
other grain growing district in the United
States. Stock raising , though still a profit
able industry , is relatively diminishing in
importance. Lumber , it Is stated , was the
Ilrst Industry developed in Washington ter
ritory nnd it Is still the most Important.
The schools , the governor soys , have long
been a source of pride to its citizens , and
liberal provisions have always been made
for their support.
The salmon pack for the year aggregated
205,000 cases. _ _
The Treasurer of tlib > Gltiarmakora
! \ | > rllo < l From the Island.
JACKSONVILLE , Flo , , Nov. 2. A correspond
ent at Key West says the treasurer of tlio
Clgarinakars' union was expelled from the
island by the board of trade because they
claimed ho was promoting discord. The
militia nnd police are under arms and con
siderable excitement prevails. A largo num
ber of Cubans were taken away on a Span
ish gunboat and passenger Btcamnr Monday.
Arbitration seems to bo out of the question .
American ctgarmakors , exclusive of the
Cuban-Americans , number about seven
Some ot the manufacturers claim that the
the trouble Is supported by Havana manu
facturers nnd connived by the Cuban gov
ernment. Business is pretty well paralyzed.
Killed Ity I'rlnnnnra ,
FLOUBNCK , Ariz. , Nov , 2. Sheriff Rey
nolds , W. A. Holmes nnd Eugene Mlddlcton ,
of Glebe , white Inking eight Apache Indians
and ono Mexican to Yunia penitentiary this
morning were killed by their prisoners , four
miles from Riverside.
Ono of the prisoners suddenly grabbed a
plbtol from Holmes and shot him. The
Indians thcnrobbed , the killed , took their
arms and ammunition nnd started Routh.
The Mexican convict was captured later.
Eugene Middloton , the owner of the stage
line , was driving at the tlma ami was shot
twice. Ho walked buck to Riverside to glvo
the alarm. At last accounts ho was nearly
dead. A poeso has gone in pursuit of the
fugitives. _
Knvurnl Kni tliiiiiike | Hhooki.
ST. Louis , Nov. 2. A very porcoptlblo
shock of earthquake of two seconds' dura
tion was felt in this city at 1:5J : this morn
ing. It had bufllclent force to shako tail
buildings nnd frlghtou the inmates of many.
CAIIIO , ill. , Nov. 2. A heavy shock of
earthquake , accompanied by a low report ,
was felt hero at 1:50 this morning. It was
about a minute In duration. No damage re
ported In this vicinity ,
CHICAGO , Nov. 2. A Jacksonville , III.
special says that at 1:59 : this morning that
city was visited by an earthquake which
lasted several seconds. No damage was
done , although the houses were shaken and
windows ratt led.
Wales In
PARIS , Nov. 2. Tbo Soloilel says the
Prince of Wales bus been received In Egynt
as u veritable sovereign. His visit , tlio pa
per says , is Intended to Increase England's
prostlgo on the Nile and rcaftlrm her right of
protcotorato over Egypt. Frauce can not
afford to ignore the Importance of the vl&lt.
IMorn iHMiUluna Honils.
NEW OHLEANB , Nov , 1. Another over
issue of etuto bonds is said to have been
discovered amounting to about f400,000.
Doslffnod to' Ohookmnto the Unlott
Pnolflo-Northwoatorii Sohoino.
Scrlclnc n Consolidation AVIlh thfl
Southern I'aulllu Via Its
1'aclllo Itranoi { That
Trafllo Ajjrocmont.
The Itnclc Ifilniiil'N chnmo
CHICAGO , Nov. 1. [ Special Telegram to
TUB l3r.K.1 The mysterious movements of
Rock Island ofllclals , anil the present visit of
President Cable to Now York , nro Dually
oxulnlnoil. The rcuort only hicks conllruia.
tlon by President Cable to prove Unit tir-
rangomonts are almost completed by which
the Southern Pacific , via Its Central Paolllo
branch , will form a consolidation wltti tho. .
Rock Islam ! to compcto with the Union Pa-
clllc-Noi-thwcstorn deal.
The facts leaked out to-day to your cor *
respondent through nil admission by n re
porter that President Cable had induced htm
to write the fake consolidation of the Rock
Island mid Union Pad lie. nnd which was bub
ono of n sorlea of seven published lately.
All the facts obtainable In tlio now deal are
ns follows :
The Rock Island runs from Chicago to
Pueblo , from whloh point It runs trulns to
Denver over leased lines. The Colorado
Midland has connections nt Pueblo with tlio
Rock Island , nnd runs 23 i miles
west over the mountains in an almost air
line toward OgUen. The Colorado Midland
was built und Is now owned by Chicago peo-
ulo. President Cable , ot thn Rook Island ;
President H. II. Porter , ot the Chicago &
Eastern Illinois ; John Deklvcn , a prominent
capitalist , nnd closely connected with Sen
ator Farwcll In business , and Hagoman , of
the United States Rolling Stock company ,
own a controlling Interest In the Colorado
Midland. Tins line lacus but seventy miles
of n connection with the Denver & Rio
Grande Western , which connects with tlio
Central Pacific branch of the Southern Pa-
clllo at Ogaon. By the completion of this
gap the consolidation will extend from San
Francisco to Chicago-and would bo able to
completely knock out the Union Pacific-
Northwestern consolidation , ns those lines
depend on the Central Pnclilo for a San
Francisco connection.
Of course the Central Pacific will then
favor the Rock Island-Colorado Midland
line , if It did not entirely exclude the Union
Pncillo from a share of the through tniRlc.
General Manager St. John , of the Rock
Island , professed complete Ignorance ot the
prospective deal wtion questioned about It.
Ho commented favorably on the possibility
of the deal , however , and in an unguarded
moment of enthusiasm exclaimed : "It will
bo the sconio route of America. " ,
It was further Innrnod that the Colorado
Midland was rapidly laying rails to connect
with the Denver und Rio Grande Western.
In view of the fact that the Colorado Mid
land is practically controlled by President ; '
Cable , it is not difficult to sco that the Rook'1
Island'will at'lonst soon bo in direct connec
tion with Ogden nnd Salt Lake City. Tlio
only hypothetical part of the story is that a
consolidation will then bo formed with the
Central Pacific. Of this point , continuation ,
vouched for as certain , comes to-day from
Denv or.
In I'rint at Ijnsr.
NKW Yoiirt , Nor. 2. The agreement be
tween the Union Pacific nnd Chicago &
Northwestern railroads , signed by Presi
dents Adams nnd Hughitt October 18 , has
been put in print at last. It provides that a
Joint through line for passengers and freight
shall bo established between all stations on
their respective lines , and that the point
through which the same snail pass shall bo
Council Bluffs. It is to bo advertised und
known as the Chicago , Union Pacific &
Northwestern lino.
A Joint through passenger service Is to bo
undertaken as sonn as cither party gives
notice of its readiness to establish tlio ser
vice , and each party to bo furnished its
proper proportion of equipment. The North
western is to make rates on all Joint business
west-bound , and the Union Pacillc is to innko
east-bound rates , but the rates are not to bo
reduced unless such notion is found neces
sary in order to meet the competition of other
All questions arising out of the operation
of this contract are to ho settled by an arbi
tration committee made up of the two presi
dents , ono director from each of the two
boards , and n fifth person to bo selected by
the directors.
At points competitive between the Union
Pacillc and Northwestern lines , the trafllo late
to bo divided as nearly as possible In proportion
tion to the earnings. Any changes that may
be made in the division of rates , either by
agreement or by arbitration tire to con
tinue In force for six months from the Xiino
the chnngo Is made.
The agreement took effect yesterday nnd Is
to continue for ton years. Similar contracts
are being made between tha Omaha & Repub
lican Valley , Chicago , St. Paul , Minneapolis
& Omaha nnd the Union Pacific , the connect
ing point to bo Sioux City , and tliaJoint
lines to bo known us the Lake Superior , St.
Paul & Union Pacific lino.
Walker's Vlpwa ol * the Now Deal ,
CIIIOAOO , Nov. 2 , | Special Tnlogram to
THIS BEE.J Chiurman Walker , of the Intnr-
State Commerce Railway association , re
turned to-day from the cast. Ho did not
care to talk freely of the effect on the asso
ciation of the Union Pnolllo-Northwostern.
consolidation , except to say that ho posi
tively know of no rnnson why it should ro-
null In breaking up tlio aiioclation. No road
had served the association with an Intention
of withdrawing , nor did ho apprehend any
such notice. Ho did not bcllovo the Hook
Island would Ignore the association , espe
cially so as no word had been received from
that road , IIo thoroughly believed tliat tha
present association would oxltt. The agree
ment might bo changed soiuowhat , but if so
the chnngo would undoubtedly bo for the
Wont liiH.tno In the I'mi.
CIIIOAOO , Nov. 2. [ Special Telegram to
Tin : HUB. ] JamasV. . Smith , who created
a sensation in Judge McConnoIl's court last
July by trying to stab himself because ha
was found guilty of assault on hu olnht-
ycar-old adopted daughter , has bccomo In-
Hunc , and is now In the Kauirakeo asylum ,
Smith declared In court that ho was inno
cent , and was the victim of a conspiracy to
get rid of him by sending him to the poni-
lentlary. Judge McConnell personally In
vestigated the matter while Smith was lying
In the hospital , the effects of his attempt to
com mil suicide , but found no grounds on
which to sot the verdict aside or older a now
trial. Smith was therefore bunt down to
the penitentiary on a tilno years' sentence ,
und his mental and physical strain was oo
ureut that ho went Insuno soon after his ar
il vui there. His case is hopeless.