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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE.
NINETEENTH YEAB. . OMAHA , TUESDAY MOHNING , MAY 13 , 1800. NUMBER 323.
Rcmonctizalion the Only Relief of the
Debtor Olass ,
DEPRESSION DUE TO CONTRACTION ,
"Why Knglnnd Adopted the Single
Standard System nnd the Re
sults The Tariff DC-
WASHINGTON , Mny 12. In the senate today
Mr. Hoar , from the Judiciary committee , re
ported back the house amendment to the sen
ate anti-trust bill with an amendment.
The senate then proceeded to the considera
tion of the bill authorizing the issue of treas
ury notes on deposits' silver bullion ,
Mr. Jones , who retried the bill from the
committee on finance , addressed the senate.
Hespokoof the general interest prevailing
throughout the country. The prices of all
commodities , ho said , had fallen and con
tinued to fall. When a fall jn prices was
found operating on the products of nil indus
tries , when it was found not confined to anyone
ono clime , country or race , but diffused over
the civilized world ; found not to bo character-
Istle of any ono year , but to go on for
a series of years , it became manifest
that it could not rise from local , temporary
or subordinate causes , but must have Its gen
esis and development In some principle of
What was It that produced a general dc-
cline of prices in nny country ! It was n
shrinkage in the volume of money relatively
to the population and business. The world
had never had a proper monetary system.
Prosperity and speculation had been stimu
lated at times by great ylolds from mines
and when those mines were worked out then
came revulsion and adversity. Ho went on
to speak of the natural ratio between gold
nnd silver oxlstlng-for 2,500 or ! 1OUO years a
ratio of 15' to 1 and said it
was only since the legislative pro
scription of silver In Germany nnd
the United States and its banishment from
the mints of Europe that any material
change had taken place , and the present di
vergence in thu relative values of the two
metals was directly duo to the legal outlawry
of silver and not to any natural causes. It
had always been the object of the creditor
class to enhance the value of money by reduc
ing its volume. When the gold mines of Cal
ifornia nnd Australia were producing the
largest yield It was proposed to demonetize
gold. The motive , of demonetization In the
case of silver as well as of gold was , Jones
said , to aggrandize the creditor class of the
world and to confiscate as far as practicable
the reward of the toiler.
Ho spoke of the demonetization of silver by
Germany after the war with Franco as hav
ing Inflicted greater evils on her ] > eoplo than
her armies inflicted on France , and said when
It began to have Its effect a veritable heglra
of Germans began to take place. If sm prise
was felt at the selfishness of the privileged
classes in Europe in demonetizing silver ,
what , ho asked , was to bo said in defense of
the United States demoneti/ing silver ) No
such stupendous net of folly nnd injustice had
ever been perpetrated by the representatives
of n free jieorilo. It had proved prolific of
enforced dullness , ' poverty nnd misery.
No better remedy could bo
applied than the absolute reversal of that
legislation and the putting back of the mone
tary system of the country to what it was be
fore 1S7J ) . All nations of the earth used
silver ils money up to 1810 , when Great
Britain simdcrcJ thnsilycr llnk that bound
her to the other nations\tX"Ut ls6 for reasons
of her own arising froufv.oV position ns the
creditor of all nations , but the industry of the
English natton oceanic congested by reason of
that contraction of the currency , Within
scvon years thereafter the number of her
Inijd owners were reduced by resison of
forced sales from 100,000 to ! U,000 ) , and a largo
proportion of thu population hud
to llvo wholly or in part
on the bounty of organized
charity. That had been part of the price
Imposed on the English people by the ered
In regard to the bill pending before the sen
ate Mr , Jones said he had reported it from the
committee on finance , but it did not fully re
flect his views regarding the relation which
silver .should bear to the monetary circulation
of the country or the world. He declared
himself ut nil times and in all places a firm
and unwaverine advocate of the free and un
limited coinage of silver. In vie howcvcr ,
of the great diversity of views prevailing on
the subject and the possibility that by reason
such diversity tills session of congress
might terminate without affording to the coun
try relief from the baleful and benumbing
effects of the demonetization uf silver he hud
Joined with the other members of the commit
tee In reporting the bill. Ho held himself
free to vote for nnv amendment that should
bo offered which might tend to make tliu bill
a more perfect measure of relief and that
might bo more in consonance with his indi
Resuming the argument Mr. Jones said the
pojd standard men attempted to brush aside
the equities Involved by sneering at debtors.
Who were the debtors in this coun
try ! ho asked. They were the aspir
ing , the hflwful | , the energetic , the
audacious. They were the upbuilders ,
the designers. They were the constructive
force in every community. As probably
nine-tenths of the business of America de
pended in ono form or another on credit , any
system which made the dollars of a debt
more vnlimblo at the date of payment than
nt the date of borrowing was a system of
Mr. Jones warmly defended the silver
mind's from the charge of selfishness lu de
siring the romonotirntion of silver.
At the suggestion of Mr. Teller , Mr. Jones
postponed the finishing of his speech until
WASHINGTON , Mny 12. In the house , after
the reading of the journal , Mr. McKInley
moved that the general debate on the tariff
bill bo limited to one minute. The absence of
a quorum rendered a call of the house neces
sary. A quorum appearing the motion was
agreed to and the house went Into committee
of the whole , with Mr. Payson of Illinois In
thochair , on the tariff hill. Noouo desiring to
occupy one minute , the clerk proceeded to
read the bill by paragraphs for amend
Mr. Brccklnrldgo of Kentucky offered nn
amendment , to como In after the enacting
clause , providing that nny citizen of the
United States who manufactures or produces
articles and sells them outside thu United
States shall bo entitled to bring in free of
duty any article of commerce which ho may
desire to use In his business to the value of
the articles exported. After explaining that
his proposition was the reverse of the old
principle of rebate , Brecklnrldgo demanded
tellers on the amendment. Lost--s > 'j to 111.
Mr. Anderson of Kansas offered an amend
ment providing that the president may sus
pend the rate of duty on any Imported article
when In his judgment , the production , manu
facture or SHIP of such article is monopoliiud
or attempted to lie monopolized or controlled
by nny trust or combination. The amend
ment brought up a lively debate lu regard to
Mr. GrcBvenor threw a fire-brand Into the
discussion by repeating the story In regard to
the Huvemoyor influence upon the sugar
schedule of the Mills bill. After this the debate -
bate WIH plentifully sprinkled with such
phrases as "shotgun policy , " "plantation
blogan,1' "falsehood , " etc. The matter was
finally settled by everybody apologizing , after
\\liiclithcameudmciit was adopted by S7 to
70. Only two republicans voted in favor of
It The mmouiKvinont of the result was ro-
cx'lcvd with applause on the democratic bide.
Ot rf vote by teller * the amendment was re
jected-ayes , 01 , uajs , 111) ) , the republicans
in tuni greeting thojumouncciucni with ap
i , Mr , Bland of Missouri offered on
mcnt proposing to admit free foreign goods
vhen exchanged for American products. He-
ectcd yeas , 72 : nays. W.
Mr. Brecklnndgo of Kentucky offered nn
amendment proposing to change the date
upon which the bill shall take effect from
Jury I next to July 1moi. Kcjectod.
THO enacting clause was passed over nnd
; he clerk proceeded to read the dutiable sec
tions. Ho ruachcd the kecond item boraclc
acid when Mr. Nledringhiius of Missouri
proposed nn amendment making the duty on
commercial acid .3 cents , Instead of 5 cents , a
Mr , Covert of New York moved to strike
out the clause lmi > oslng n duty of 14 cent n
pound on muriatic acid. The debate became
desultory In character , sometimes amusing ,
sometimes political and sometimes bordering
on the personal , after which Mr. Covert's
motion was lost. A motion made by Covert
to strike out the duty on sulphuric acid met
with n similar fate. The committee then
arose and the house adjourned.
H National I'nstlmo Obtains u Foot-
liold In Purls.
[ Copyrlalit 1KB ton Jamu Gonton ncnncti. ]
PAIIIS , May 12. [ New York , Herald Cable
-Sjwclal to TUB Bui : . ] The national pastime -
time of Andalusia has undoubtedly obtained
a firm foothold in Paris and has evidently
come to stay. The grand Plaza do Toros was
thronged with thousands of Parisians yester
day nnd nowhere else In the world can bo seen
such an array of pretty women and captivat
ing ns put in an appearance on the occasion of
the second course. The sport was not so
spirited as last year. The bulls , it is true ,
seemed more lively and enterprising , but
there are signs of penny wise and pound
foolish economy apparent. The toilettes were
captivating. All Paris seemed present. M.
Tinoco was decidedly the hero of the day and
was most enthusiastically applauded , espec
ially by the women. Sp inish music. Is most
Inspiring , and , blended with the trumpet
signals of the director of the course , Is most
effective. When the new roof of the arena Is
completed the plaza will be almst perfection.
Those Paris students present nt the ban
quet given yesterday evening to the honorary
members of their association were either on
tffeir best behavior or their ideas of jovially
must have undergone material modifications
since the days of Beranger , whoso name ,
however , was frequently.mentioned nnd en
thusiastically received. Instead of clinking
glasses and roaring choruses the students at
tentively and staidly listened to sp3echcs that
had none of the characteristics of the ordin
ary after-dinner oratory. Yicomto MclehOr
do Vogue , the academician , who took the
chair , M. Jules Ferry , who with
Captain Binger was among the guests of the
evening , were the principal spsakcrs. The
first named discussed in elaborate language
philosophical characteristics. "Society , "
said M. Do Vogue , "is about to undergo ono
of those frequently painful operations , by
means of which mankind obtains an increase
of justice. We hear of alarming symptoms.
For my own part , I am not disposed to quali
fy thosesymptoms. We have nothing to fear of
these expected changes. They will furnish
us with a noble outlet for our energies. On
you in a great measure will depend whether
the conditions of society will be modified by
evolution or revolution. "
Jules Ferry's first words were ch aracter-
istic : "I am hero as n student only , " bo
said , "besides , I am no longer anything but a
student. After my electoral misadventures
I wrote to Prof. Lavisse. You all know that
I would , follow his lcctures.UTenklnolsttto
give M. Ferry a name of which no declares
himself proud , went on to contrast the con
ditions of student life in 134S when ho was
finishing his humanities with those pre
vailing In the present year of grace. Some
young men there were who leaned to
pessimism , who were discouraged because
they had sought in vain the solution of the
problems of existence. "Why should you ,
who arc young , give way to discouragement i"
asked M. Ferry"when wo , who arc old , hope
still. " The solutions we seek are not in our
faith. They are in own love of country , love
of humanity , love of the classes who toil and
They Urge That the Cattle Men bo Al
lowed to Stay.
WASHINGTON , May 12. A delegation of
Ponca Indians called on the secretary of the
interior today. They protested against the
enforcement of the presl lout's recent order
diix'ctiuir the icmoval of all cattle from In
dian territory other than those belonging to
Indians. The Indians represented that the
revenue derived from their leases was their
main source of support. The secretary in
formed them that their leases with cattle men
hud no authority lu law. but on the contrary
were In direct conflict with the statutes.
Their lauds were Intended solely for the oc
cupation by the tribe. That the use by white
men of the lands In Indian territory pave
them ( the white men ) mi unjust advantage
over others and particularly over small stock
raisers in the states. The government , by
permitting the leasing of these lands had dis
criminated unjustly and severally against
smaller farmer * , but It certainly would not
continue to do so.
California Applies For Space.
CHICAGO , May 12. [ Special Telegram to
Tin : Bui : . ] Vice President Bryan received a
telegram from the governor of California ,
asking that that state bo given ten acres of
space outside the buildings at the world's
fair. If this is doue , the governor said , Cali
fornia will have an exhibit that will bo a
great credit to the fair. The secretary of the
fair will be chosen next Saturday , and Mr.
Bryan will not hi ) the man. Ho nus alreadv
so much woik on hh huuds that he has de
clined the honor.
* A Prohibition Fiasco.
LcivcNWOHTii , Kan. , May 12. [ Special
Telegram to THU Bnn. ] A few days ago As
slstunt Attorney General Black committed
Dennis Hyan and William Btittinger to Jail
for refusing to tell whore liquor was .sold.
They were released on bail and applied for a
writ of habeas corpus. After several post
ponements the case was tried in the district
court this morning and the writ granted.
This settfos the question so far as the local
courts are concerned.
Dukotn Wheat Prospects.
MINNEAPOLIS' , Minn. , May 12. [ Special
Telegram to Tin : Hue. ] C. A. Plllsbury ,
whoso firm holds more country elevator
stock than any other concern in the north
west , says that the reports of their buyers in
both of the Dakotas show that very much
lees ndn has fallen there this spring than has
boon claimed , ami that the condition of thu
wheat crop Is perilous and that the acreage b
much lots than has been reported.
Arrested Without a Wiirraut.
CHICAGO , May 12. Judge McConuell dls
charged James Bm-lnum from custody today.
Ho wa * arrested on Saturday on ft telegram
from Independence , la. , saying he was wanted
there for larceny His wife caused him to bo
brought Into court on a writ of habeas corpus
this morning. Ho was dltchargud because
tlu-rc was no warrant Usutxl for hu arra > t as
the law requires.
CixciNNur , May 13. Marshal Johnson ,
witn twenty-live prisoners charged with il
licit distilling , reached Coving-ton today from
Pinevllle , Ky. Ho was accompanied by sev
euty-ttve witnesses. Marshal Johnson had
not board of the reported murder of Captain
Hu\\kins , a revenue officer , and twenty-three
im n , when ho Jft J PjcCiUJe and his judgment
Is that tt a mUtaUe.
A WASHINGTON EXCURSION ,
National Capital Capitalists Will Pay a Visit
to Lincoln ,
THE POSTOFFIOE VOUCHERS AUDITED.
Omnhn'H Federal Building Site Title
Will Be Vested In the Govern *
incut. Shortly Pine Hideo
WASHINGTON BuuKAuTirn OJUTII BKE , 1
513 FOUHTEENTH SniKnr , >
WASiiis-aTo.v. D. C. , May 12. )
From present indications Lincoln , the capi
tal of Nebraska , will have n very fine party
of men from Washington on the excursion
which has been arranged to leave hero on the
19th inst. A solid vestibule special train will
take the party. The principal shop windows
on Pennsylvania avenue hnvo Illustrated
posters announcing the excursion and show
ing the improvements nt Lincoln , while the
local newspapers refer to the enterprise in a
complimentary way. Several of Washing
ton's leading bankers and capitalists will go
on the trip with a view to making Invest
ments in Nebraska. A similar excursion to
Omaha , to be run at the end of the session of
congress , probably early In August , is sug
TIIC vouciicns AUDITED. *
The first comptroller of thp treasury today
completed the auditing of the Omaha public
building site vouchers and sent them to Sec
retary Windoin for his signature. The secretary -
rotary Is tomorrow expected to send them to
the supervising architect , who says ho will
likely send the draft nnd final Instructions
to the United States district attorney tomor
row evening. The title Is then expected to
bo vested in the government.
rise ninoc AGINCT.
The Indian oftlco is again acltatlng the
question of removing the Pine Ridge agency
from its present location in Nebraska Jo some
other point , probably in South Dakota. The
vicinity of Wheeler , Charles Mix countv , S.
D. , has been mentioned as a favorable place ,
where the government owns lands suitable
for the agency on the Yankton reservation !
which is to be thrown open to settlement.
The objection to .tho Pine lUdgo agency's
present location is the uncertainty of the rain-
full. Senator Manderson and other members
of the Ncoraska delegation objected to the re
moval on the ground that n permanent church ,
school , storehouses and other buildings have
been provided alid a change of location would
entail great loss to the government. Per
contra it is held that the longer the change
is delayed the greater the expense and loss
will bo and that the farming lands are not
good enough to warrant thengency remaining
where it is now located. If the agency is re
moved South Dakota will likely get it , and
it is believed the Yauktou reservation will bo
Chairman Fuuston of the house committee
on agriculture is a Kansas farmer and ono of
the best posted men in congress on rural
questions. Ho said to your correspondent
this afternoon :
"Yes. I am confident that we will get some
legislation , more than is in the tariff bill , at
this season , which will be to the advantage of
the farmers. We have n number of measures
on the house calendar and 'in committee
which wo intend to have passed before the
session closes. I think the Buttenvorth bill
to prohibit and punish speculation in farm
products , , qfthoaincatest , importance , , ' nnd. I' ,
think it is so regarded by the farming com
munity. It will put nn end to fictitious nnd
uncertain prices and will give the farmers
the same privileges that are given
others in the markets. The next
measure in Importance is the senate bill pro
viding for an inspection of meats intended
for export. This will give us the power to
force open markets for our meats and other
products In Germany nnd France , where they
are excluded on the pretextof being unhcalth-
ful. If foreign countries will not admit our
meats after they have passed inspection wo
will simply shut out of our country the Im
ports from those countries. It will extend
our markets , for wo can then retaliate. If
legislation can help the farmers this congress
will give thorn help. "
CASES OF IMI'OUTVNCE.
The supreme court has adjourned until
Monday next and the judges will spend this
week in preparing decision to be read next
Monday on some sixty or seventy cases that
have been argued during the term. Among
these cases nro some of great importance , in
cluding the Virginia coupon case , which was
brought to test the right of the state treas
urer of Virginia to refuse to receive coupons
upon the repudiated bonds uf that state for
taxes. Another is that involving the right of
Cornell university to thojlegacy left it by ttio
wife of Prof. Fisko ; and the location of the
boundaries between Tennessee and West Vir
ginia and between Indiana and Kentucky in
the Ohio river. The latter case is to decide
the title of Green Island , whose inhabitants
are not sure whether they are citizens of KentucKy -
tucKy or the state of Indiana. The case was
argued by Proctor Knott in behalf of Ken-
jucky nnd ex-Senator McDonald in behalf of
The sub committee of the house committee
on elections , which lias been in Arkansas in
vestigating the Clayton murder , has returned
and the members tell some blood-curdling
stories of the political terrorisms that exist in
that part of the country. They say that the
press i-oports of the investigations were doc
tored to suit the sentiments of the people and
that the correspondent of a New York paper
who went down with them to scud special
reports , and did tell something iieartbotruth ,
narrowly escaped assassination. Several
Arkansas terrorists declared that ho should
not leave the country alive. During the last
few days of his duty ho was continually
under police protection and when ho came to
leave ho was escorted to the train by a num
ber of stalwart republicans.
The committee is now convinced that the
Hooper story of the killing of Clayton docs
not meet the facts In the ease.
No more will IK > heard from the democrats
during tlio tariff debate about the fostering of
trusts , combinations and monopolies by the
protective tariff , about which so much has
been howled on the democratic stump of late
years. At the very outset of the debate
under the llvo mluuto rule this afternoon
General Grosvenor of Ohio put a quietus on
the proceedings when ho called attention to
the fact that Huvemeyer , the sugar trust
king , controlled the tariff on sugar as provided
In the Mills bill during the last congress , nnd
that although the democrats had but a short
time before the preparation of that measure
been talking about the formation of trusts
under the republican tariff , they made no ef
fort to put sugar on the free list when sugar
was tied up by the greatest and most extor
tionate trust ever formed ; that the democrats
at no time when they controlled either
branch of congress attempted to pass an anti
trust bill , whereas the republicans In this
congress had done so , and it was left to u re
publican senate and house of representatives
and n republican prcnident to pass and sign u
bill to prohibit and punish the formation of
trusts and place sugar on the free list , which
alone would break the most Klpmtio trust it
was passible to form. No cffoit wiu made to
answer these statements , ami such men as
Mllla , McMlllau nnd the Brevkiuridges on the
democratic side sat lu dead silence , while the
republicans applauded to the echo.
NO TIML roil HUNCOMIIK.
The republicans this morning decided to
stop the waste uf time in the useless discuss
ion of the tariff bill , and prohibit the delivery
of any more buncombe speeches. The demo
crats made an attempt ut restetaijco and de
manded more lime for debate , but the major
ity carried their i > int mid the consideration
of the bill under the llvo mluuto rule was
commenced with an opportunljv to offer
amendments. This action will shorten the
se-sttm ut least rmc wet k and was taken ut
the instance of Speaker H vd , who bos fixed
Juno M as the date of Uual adjournment uud
will try to have business disposed of by that
The democrats took advantage of the op
portunity to offer amendment * to get In some
political work nnd will coctlnnb to do so , but
the republican steering cominltteo has deter
mined that no time shall lid wasted. for buncombe
combo nnd If the democrats show n dispo
sition to do so the gng ln\r Will bo applied nnd
the bill will be voted upou as a whole at an
early day. According W the tiroscnt pro
gramme the final vote is to bo takcu on the
_ > 0th Inst. ;
By dlrccllon of the secretary of war Frank
Voydell , company K , Eighth Infantry , now in
confinement at Fort Omaha , will bo dis
charged without character from the service.
The Chautauqua at Crete has opened cor
respondence with Scnatoy Ingalls wltha view
to inducing the senator to at tend this season's
meeting and lecture. Ho has taken the prop
osition under advisement.
J. D. Knight was today appointed post
master nt Pierrcpont , Day county , South Da
kota , vice W. K. Pepper , removed.
Heprcscntatlvo Dorsoy has recommended
the appointment qf Frauk J. M. Smith to be
postmaster at Everett , Neb.
Judge P. S. Davlson or Tecumseh Is hero.
PEIHIT S. HCATU.
A Rupture lu ( ho Ranks of Chicago's
CHICAGO , May 12. [ Special Telegram to
Tun Bnu. ] There is war In the'ranks of the
noble Wah-Na-Tons. Tlits Is an organization
of democratic braves thaUiopcs to bo to poll-
tics in Chicago what Tanimany is to politics
In New York. It was only organized a few
months ago nnd its membership already In
cludes all the prominent democrats of Chicago
cago- Including the mayor , five or six judges ,
nil the democratic congressmen and at least
twelve chronic candtilntes for the United
States senate. But it now appears that n
democratic treasurer cannot oven be faithful
to his clan , so overpowerfiig Is the instinct of
embezzlement. W. G. Niohoff , ex-treasurer
of the Wah-Na-Tons , is charged with being a
defaulter in the sum of f f,000. It is said that
when ho turned over his accounts to his suc
cessor , Alderman George P. Bunker , there
should have been $3,003 in the treasury. As
a matter of fact , there was only $1OOU. For
some time the harmony that has existed in
the ranks of the Wan-Nn-Tons has been writ
ten with a very small -"h. " Mayor Creigcr
has wanted to have things entirely his own
way , but ho met with ' decided oppo
sition. The trouble'.arose when the
mayor wanted the OrganUation to pledge
itself to support all democratic nominees.
It was decided , however , that the members
should support only those nominees which
the organization endorsed. Since that time
the Cregler men have been gaining recruits
as fast as possible , and the nnti-Cregicr men
have been enlisting members who would vote
according to their directions. As each mem
ber had to pay an entrance- fee of $10 a large
sum was accumulated In the bauds of the
treasurer. Nleuoff was formerly chief clerk
of the street department , but i-csigucd his
position several weeks ago on the ground
that ho could make more money elsewhere.
It Is stated that ho was forced to resign by
Mayor : Crcglcr. The ex-treasurer of the
Wah-Na-Tons Is snld tohavenuintercstin the
gambling "trust , " and the report that lie is
in the habit of gambling himself is wide
spread. Probably no action will bo taken In
the matter , as the Wah-Na-Tons will doubt
less consider it conducive to their best in
terests to hush up the scandal.
Fight Against Chicago Saloonkeepers
CuiOAGo.May 12. [ Special Telegram toTnn
BEE. ] Committees from the different relig
ious denominations onf. ' anti-saloon associa
tions met the executive ufcninitteoof the Citi
zen's league at the Union j agu'o club today.
It is proposcd u Au xtcndcd fight
against saloonkeepers who persist in selling
liquor to "minors and drunkards , a practice so
far as regards the latter that has grown
greatly in recent years. Mr. S. P. Rumsoy ,
Eresident of the. league , and who has long
ecu prominent In the crusade against the
liquor tranic of the city , said : "Tho meeting
today is held for the purpose of securing the
co-operation of the church people of the city
in a light against the saloons. While the
league Is not sectarian in the least , yet wo
feel that it is a Christian work and should re
ceive the hearty support of the Christian pee
ple. With this idea in view wo have issued
invitations to nil the denominations of the
church , including the Catholics , requesting
them to appoint commlttecs-ef from throe to
five to-operato with us. Our organisation is
accomplishing more than any oVher in exis
tence. The name of our league is sufficient
to scare any saloonkeeper violating the law ,
and the appearance of one of our men is al
ways the signal for a stampede If there arc-
any minors about. We Intend to extend our
work against the selling of liquor to drunk
ards , and with an increased force believe
that wo can make the liquor sellers n little
more careful about , who they sell liquor to.
We are in this business to fight and should
have the assistance of ail organizations in
terested in the welfare of our city. "
Favors the Jones Rill.
CHICAGO , May 12. [ Special Telegram to
Tun Br.c. ] "You may o.uoto mo on the sil
ver question as favoring the Jones bill , so
amended so as to provide for the payment of
bullion in silver certificates , " said United
States Senator Power of _ Montana today ,
"I have paid considerable attention to the
question and am firmly of the opinion that to
redeem In bullion would bo moat unwise. Let
the silver bo coined and remain in the treas
ury as a guarantee of the certificates issued
against it. Keep the coin in the treasury and
then make the certificates legal tender , re
deemable In coin , but don't discriminate
against silver. "
"What do you think of the statement from
Washington that the passage of the silver
bill would flood the country with foreign sil
ver nnd a correspoiidlngexport of gold ! "
"Nothing in it. It emanated , I believe ,
from some Wall street broker for speculative
purposes. There Is no danger of such a
A Presbyterian Pastor In Trouble.
CHICAGO , May 12. [ Special Telegram to
TIIFBEE. | The serious charges against-Hov.
H. S. Williams , pastor of the Presbyterian
church In Englewood , were heard by the
Presbyterian ministers nt their meeting this
morning. Hev , Mr. Williams is alleged to
have been guilty of Immoral conduct nnd
actions unbecoming a miuister. A commit
tee of Englewood church members presented
the charges and Hov.VilUams was per
mitted to make n statement In his own be
half. The enemies of the pastor also pre
sented a printed letter to the ministers pres
ent. The ministers present voted that the
charges against Kev. Mr. Williams were suf
ficiently well backed to warrant bringing the
matter to the attention of the bresbytory ,
which will bo done ut the next meeting of
In the Coiniuonf.
LONDON , May 12. In tho'commons tonight ,
Ritchie , president of the local government
board , moved the soooud reading of the local
taxation bill dealing wlt'h publicans' licenses.
He declared that the government's purpose
was to promote temparanoe by grauuully
lessening the number of public houses.
Heroic measures would not do. annealed
to the temperance party to recognize tlio ex
isting facts. Public/ opinion would not sup
port them in try In if to reduce to beggary people
ple carrying on n fegittmata business.
Calne , ' advunco < d liberal , moved lu re
jection. The bill , while giving six pence In
the pound to the tcmjraranco party gavu the
liquor dealers u sovereign. On no moral nor
legal ground could oouipoantioit be given.
Killed by a KrclKlH Train.
LKA VESWORTII , Kan. , May 12 [ Special Tel
egram to TUB BEE J A sU-ungor named
Fletcher was run over and almost instantly
killed by the U 30 p. m Union Pacific freight
train 1J 111'ip * were cut off He utUmptod
to Jump in" < train , vullo In motion and
missed hU h" ' 1
NEWS FROM NEBRASKA TOWNS
Beatrice Prepared for the Meeting of the
State Medical Society ,
A LARGE ATTENDANCE EXPEOTED.
Suit for Twenty-Five Thousand Dollars
lars IlroHglit at I'Yemont Agulnst
the ICIkhora Road Cen
BiutniCP , Neb. , Mny 12. [ Spsctnl Tele
gram to THE BKK. Kxtcnslvo preparations
nro being made by the local medical frater
nity for the twenty-second annual meeting of
the Nebraska State Medical society , which
convenes In this city tomorrow and will con
tinue through Thursday. The meeting of the
society will bo held Ju the Paddock opera
houso. A number of physicians from differ
ent parts of the state are already here and
the attendance promises to bo quite largo.
The citizens of Beatrice- uniting with the
local disciples of Ksculapius to make the
meeting u notable and pleasant ono for the
FIIKMOXT , Nob. , May 12. [ Special to Tim
Br.i : . ] Supervisor Stouffcr of this ( the Second
end ) census district has not yet had his
division of the territory approved and re
turned to him by the census bureau at Wash
ington , but is expecting it daily , as the time
for perfecting preliminary arrangements is
very short. Ho will begin this week for
warding names of parties recommended for
appointment ns enumerators by Superintend
ent Porter. In the matter of recommenda
tions Mr. Stouffcr says that ho will bo
guided by the fitness of the applicants for the
positions , as indicated by their handwriting
and scholarship shown by the manner in
which the application for appointment is
made out. wherever two or more applica
tions arc made for the satno place and the fit
ness of the applicants arc judged to bo about
equal , If ono of them Is an old soldier ho will
bo given the appointment in prefereuco to
those who nro not. Many who have applied
have withdrawn th ir applications for vari
ous causes such as removal , chimge of busi
ness arrangements , etc. To provide against
such contingencies nt n time when there will
not bo time to appoint new enumerators nnd
have their names forwarded to Washington
for approval by Mr. Porter , Representative
Dorsoy has agreed to urge upon Mr. Porter
the necessity of granting Supervisor Stouffer
thopower of appointment in such emergencies
at the last moment.
Sues for Twetity-flvo Thousand.
FHCMONT , Neb. , May 12. [ Special to TUB
EEC. ] District court opened today for the
May term. The first case on the docket is
the damage suit brought by Mrs. S. F.
Moore against the Fivmont , Elknorn &
Missouri Vull03 * railroad company for$2."i,000.
The accident which happened to Mrs. Moore ,
by reason of which she claims the damage
asked for. occurred on the night of Novem
ber 3 , 18SS. She was a passenger on the
Omaha-Norfolk train and the coach In which
she was riding was overturned at the "Y"
.two miles east of this city , injuring several
of the occupants. Mrs. Frank Hoagland and
sister , Miss Jennie Ituynolds , also of Fre
mont , each brought suits against tlio com
pany for damage sustained by them in the
same wreck and recovered $1,800 and $1,100
Nebraskn.JDliantauqua , , , Programme.
BEE. ] The Nebraska Chautauqua assembly
has completed Its programme. The assem
bly will be held , commencing July 1 and end
ing jiJly 11. The programme is the strongest
and best ever offered to the public in the
west. The management will bo under the
control of Dr. J. L. Hurlbut of New York ,
who will bo upon the platform everyday.
Tlioso who will bo there and speak , and
whoso engagements hnvo become certain , nro
as follows : Frank Beard. Syracuse , N. Y. ;
Mrs. II. G. Kennedy , Philadelphia ; Dr. H.
U. Palmer , New York ; JrT. Dnryca.Omaha ;
J. C. Price , North Carolina ; F. A. Gansaulus ,
M. Cumback , Greehsburg , In'd. ; J. II. Vin
cent , Bufialo , N. Y. : Dr. Talma go , Brooklyn :
Dr. J. L. Hurlbut , New York ; General
Clinton B. Fisk , New Jersey , and John Da
Wind , Rain and Rlcctrioity.
Bn\Tiiici : , Neb. , May 12. [ Special Tele
gram to TUB BBC , ] A severe electrical ,
wind and rain storm prevailed hero last night.
Tlio electric light wire which supplies the il
lumination for the street lights was burned
in two by lightning and the city enveloped in
darkness as a consequence. A cow belong
ing to Peter Pcnncr was killed In a pasture a
short distance from the city , and several
other head of llvo stock In this vicinity nro
also reported killed by lightning. The rain
was much needed and gave the ground u good
Ijihcrty'H Saloons Closed.
LiiiHiiTV , Nob. , Mny 12. [ Special Tele
gram to Tun BUB. ] The saloons of this place
have been closed since April 80 , not being
able to secure the requisite number of free
holders as petitioners. The saloon men had n
a Joint stock company , consisting * of twelve
poisons , organized , who purchased ono
Uvcnty-flvc-foot lot on the outer edge of
town , for which they paid ? . ) , and thus be
came signers on said petitions. The remonstrators -
strators allege that this is illegal. The trial
on the remonstrances has been in effect since
the 5th , with four adjournments. The town
board , clerk , four attorneys and a shorthand
reporter finished taking evidence today nnd
the decision was withheld till Wednesday.
The probabilities are that this will bo carried
to the supreme court to make a test case of it.
North Ucnd Not OH.
NOHTII BBNI > , Nob. , May 12. [ Special to
Tun Ben. ] Messrs. York & Thoims have
commenced work on the now flouring mill'
upon the site of the old Dorsoy elevator that
burned down last summer. Tlio mill Is to bo
completed by August 1 , and will bo quite an
addition to our prosperous little town. The
hemp factory Is to bo finished about the same
time and everything bids fair for another
The mayor nnd city council have called on
election to vote for bonds to build a city hall.
The call has not been published as yet but
will appear before long.
Fire In a Telephone Ofllcc.
Fiiiuxi ) , Neb. , May 12. [ Special to TUB
BKB. ] Fire was discovered this morning
about 2 o'clock In Schmidt's block in n room
occupied by the telephone company. Tboflro
was easily extinguished , but not until damage
was done to the amount of about f'XK ) . The
fire caught in the switch board of the central
telephone olllco , burned through the floor nnd
foil in the room below , occupied by Pierce , t
Jones as a saloon. A severe- thunder storm
was raging at the time , and it U thought that
the wires became overcharged with elec
tricity , which caused the accident The dam
age Is fully covered by Insurance.
GIHXT , Nob. , May 12. [ Special Telegram
to Tun BEK. ] A burglar entered the office
of the Commercial hotel this morning about
11 o'clock and forced open the money drawer
and sct'iitvd alxnit | IO. The landlord U pretty
sin oif his man , a pardon who him been under
suspicion for MiVerui other thefu recently.
There U talk of having a committee wait on
Uim to notify him to leave.
A Iturn rir < Ml by
Gi VOA Nfb May 12 'Special THH
During a hcai j shower last night lightning
stnick a bamglng to T , Kobbins , north
of this plu urning the bam nnd twelve
bend of h < 5 The storm was one of the
heaviest t " has visited this section for
Stri'.oTc Another Silver Vein.
Srnixovinw , Neb. , May 12. [ Special to
Tun Ben. ] The Ilocho mining company has
struck n llvo foot vein of fine ore In the Bur
ton district that will run M percent metal.
The strike was made nt n depth of 100. feet ,
about three hundred feet above the largo vein
the company is now working on. Tlio Silver
Hill mining company Is down ' . ' 00 feet in the
Murphy canon , _
Turned Up All RIKht.
HvsTixa ? , Neii , Mny 12. [ Special Tele
gram to Tun BEK. ] Orvlllo Burnett , missing
the past week , was found by his mother
twelve miles from Harvard , Sunday after
noon , with friends safe nnd sound. He was
found through an article appearing in Tin :
Bcu Sunday morning ,
Dorsoy RotimiH to Washington.
FUBMOXT , Nob. , [ May 12. [ Special o Tan
BIB. : ] Kcpresentatlvo Dorsey , having satis
factorily adjusted the loss on his bank build-
hip by a recent fire , left yesterday afternoon
on his return to Washington.
Thrown from Ills Pony.
BB vTiucnNob. , May 12. [ Special Telegram
to Tun Bni : . ] Charles Miller , aged eleven
years , was thrown from his pony by the sad
dle girth breaking yesterday and hud his arm
broken in two places by the occurrence.
A Rarucr Shop
BcATiiien , Neb. , May 12. [ Special Tele
gram to TUB Bii.J : : The barber shop of
Harry Weeks was broken Into Saturday
night and robbed of $50 worth of shaving
STILT U.iriXtl TIUWJILE.
The "Old Masters"
ters to Chicago to Glut the Market.
CHICAGO , May 12. [ Special Telegram to
Tun BBC. ] The now association of carpen
ters Is still having trouble with the old
masters. The following telegram was sent
out from Chicago on Saturday last :
Chicago , Wet Id's Fair City-Strike settled-
carpenters wanted 35 uud 40 cents ncr liour.-
109 1'aSiilIo street.
This dispatch Is now In the hands of the
now association , which claims that it has been
sent broadcast over the country.
"What is meant by the telegram , " said ono
of the new bosses , "Is that the old associa
tion , disgruntled at being defeated , is using
every means to flood the city with woikincn.
In this way it hopes to hurt the union and at
the same time secure for itself n competent
and sufficient number of workmen to help it
out of the hole in which it now is. "
"What action has been taken to defeat the
"Pickets have been sent out to the railroad
stations in the suburbs , to all the depots in
the city and to all eating and lodging houses
at which these imported carpenters would bo
likely to stop. Our men will endeavor to
persuade them to refuse to accept workut the
hands of the old masters. Already a number
have been dissuaded. "
Three Thousand Men Out.
PiTTsnuna , Pa. , May 12. Three thousand
employes of the National tube woiks coin-
pan } * at McKecsport , Pa. , .struck todav for a
10 per cent advance in wages. AH depart
ments have closed down except the puddling
and rolling stock.
Gus Works Men Strike.
II3inuno , May 12. The men employed In
tlio gas works hero have gone on a strike.
STANLEY AND TIPPOO Tin.
. EinlnSayH He Known Sonic Sensational
' " " * '
Cuno , May 12. A letter from Emln Pasha ,
dated Bagamoyo , March 31 says : "When I
left the hospital I found myself between the
Englis and the Geramans. My decision
to return to the heart of Africa in
the interests of the Germans was soon taken
when I saw the English were endeavoring to
derive an advantage from the prestige of my
"With reference to Stanley nnd TippooTIb ,
I have information which if published would
create a great sensation. Stanley will bo the
first to stir up the people against mo. "
Hindi's Mission in Africa.
Bnm.ix , May 12. During tlio debate on the
east Africa credits in the reichstng today ,
Baron von Murschulo explained that the
mission of Einin Pasha In Africa on the part
of thoGermans would bo to establish friendly
relations with those tribes who nro within
the German sphere of interest and to esti
mate the cost of eventually forming fortified
stations in the interior , in the negotiations
with England regarding the boundaries of
their respective possessions in Africa , the
predominating wish of Germany was to go
hand in hand with England.
In the course of the debate on the esti
mates for the expenses of the colonies , Gen
eral von Caprlvl stated that though he had
originally approved the colonial policy of the
empire , ho agreed with Bismarck that such a
policy could only bo maintained with the
support of the nation. As matters now stood
the government could not retreat from Its
position in regard to colonial affairs without
the loss of honor and money. No change of
his views on the system was to bo in nny
way implied from his assumption of office.
The government would everywhere respect
foreign rights nnd protect German rights.
LONDON , May 15. Stanley In tin interview
today regarding the German movements on
Africa , said ho was wearied by England's
apathy in regard to the operations being
carried on by the Germans. If England con
tinued to remain Inactive the Germans would
secure permanent Influence in Africa. The
emperor and the fatherland , Stanley said ,
are backing Major Wissmann and It is Im
possible for him to fall in the undertakings
to advance German Interests In Africa.
S \NDWICII , N. Y. , May 12. Attachments on
the Charles W. Spurr veneer works at Sand
wich to the amount of $50,000 were sei vcd by
the sheriff today.
PITTSIIUIIO , May 12. Harry Smith , oil
broker , fulled today , and e,0)0 ( ) barrels of oil
were sold on thu exchange for his account.
The shortage is small.
NEW YOKK , May 12 John B. Becker
wholesale grocer , today made an iisslgnmentl
liabilities and assets estimated at $70,000. ,
Randolph Is in Portland.
CHICAGO , May 12. Charles llundolph , ex-
secretary of the board of trade , who has been
missing for several weeks , has turned up in
Portland , Ore. A letter received from him
today ixu noun ccs hU Intention of remaining
In Pot Hand permanently. He said nothing
to his family on leaving , knowing they would
oppose thu move ,
Iron Car Company Creditors Meet.
Nnw YOIIK , May 12. A moating of the
creditors of tlio Iron car company , which re
cently failed , resolved today that the Inter
ests of the creditors at largo would bo beat
served by un amicable reorganisation of the
company's affairs , and a committee was ap
pointed to carry out this Idea.
Hanged Him to the Rafters.
SNTA MiutA , Ciil. , Mny 12. Karly this
morning twenty masked men entered a saloon
where H. L. Crlswcll has been confined since
Countable Southard's murder. TUoy bound
Crlswcll , hanged him to the rafters , und luft
the body there.
Killed for IlttliiK Too Progressive.
LONDON , May 12. Advices have been re
ceived from Senegal to the effect that the
Senegalese king has been murdered by his
subjettB , Ho tried to Impose upon them the
European ideas which ho imbibed ut the Paris
PTITI AP t IT line *
S1ATL Or Art AIRS.
Western Passenger Business in a More- Mud
dled Condition Than Ever ,
THE ALTON ANNOUNCES A OUT.
It Will Make n Rate of Three Dollars
Ret ween Chicago and
City Tlio Atohlson
WIU Meet It.
CHICAGO , Mny 12. [ Special Tolopmm to
Tun Bin.j : There never was a more mixed
state of railroad affairs than that existing lu
western passenger buslnesH. Tomorrow the
Alton will begin selling tickets cither way
between Chicago ami Kansas City for f3 nnd
between Chicago nnd Denver for $10.50. The
Atchlson road will meet these rates on Wed
nesday. The Burlington and Northwestern
roads will not decide until tomorrow what
they will do. The Chicago , St. Paul & Kan
sas City will stick to the present $ S rate in
order to preserve Its locals. To cap the
climax the Hock Island will raise Its rate
between Chicago nntt Kansas City to
$9. . * > 0 , thus preserving its entire local passen
ger .earnings , but abandoning the through
business. Beginning in a few days the Atchl
son will carry the war Into Africa by putting
on n daily vestibule service between Chicago
and San Francisco , which will beat Its pres
ent time Just twenty-four hours. Tills will
reduce the time between Chicago and Kansas
City to fourteen hours , a time with which the
Alton alone can compote. Not to lag behind In
the procession the Burlington also gave not lea
that , beginning May in , it would reduce the.
rates both ways between Chicago and
St. Paul to $ S first class and J5
second class. The St. Paul road also
bobbed up with a notice that on May 1(5 ( It
would make , in connection with the Iowa
Central , a rate of JIO first-class , and T sec
ond-class , from St. Paul to Kansas City and
$11 first class , and S second-class , from Kan
sas City to St. Paul. General Passenger
Agent Buschbark of the Chicago , St. PauKt
Kansas City said that his line was the short
one between these points and that ho would
meet the reductions.
Superintendent Chontu's Resignation.
DiiNvnn , Colo. , May 13. [ Special Telegram
to TUB Bnu ] The resignation , by request ,
of Superintendent Choato of the Union Pa
cific continues to bo the talk in railroad cir
cles , and there has been much speculation as
to what ho was going to do. A rumor was
started nero today that ho was to become
general manager of the Oregon navigation
company. When questioned by a Bui : re
porter as to his intentions , ho said : "I shall
stay right hero in Denver. "
"Then you do not accept the Oiegon navi
gation company's position i"
"I Vmvo not been ofTcml any such position
and snail uot accept it if I do got such an
"And vou remain In Denver ! "
"Yes. sir. "
' With the Union Pacific in nny capacity I"
"None whatever. I shall not be seen in this
oftlco after today. "
"And you have nothing else to say about
your intention i"
"Nothing further today. "
Mr. Duncan , who is Choato's direct suc
cessor , is much ills superior as a railroad
man. It has long been thought in this city
that Choatc retained his position on account
of his relationship to President Adams. The
two men are radically different , and this dif
ference will soon make itself manifest in the
management of the Union Pacific lines of this
state. The resignation of Chouto secures thu
general managership for Colorado to Mr.
Meek , -which fact is a general matter of satis
faction to the public.
ST. PAUL , Minn , May 12. [ Special Tele
gram to THU BBI : ] The genor.il passenger
agents of the Chicago-St. Paul lines are in
a ferment over the failure to como to an an-
dcrstamllng on rates in Chicago on Saturday ,
and rate slashing will begin again at once.
General Passenger Agent Kenyan of the Bur-
lliiL-ton & Northern'po > ted the usual three
days notice tills afternoon of a cut to $ s first
class and $ . " > second class fiom Chicago to St.
Paul Mr. Ken \ on said : "We want a restor
ation nnd have done all wo could to bring it
about. Now we will adopt other plans Some
body has got to be brought to time , " Gen
eral Manager Edgar of the Kansas City snld
ho hoped rates would go down to f I Ho
thinks Missouri river rates will also soon bg
reduced. General Passenger Agent Tca&dnlo
said the N 01 thwestorn road would moot the
cut. It Is stated that south-bound lutes will
be cut tomorrow.
The Great Northern Silencod.
CHICAGO , 111. , May 12. [ Special Telegram
to TIIC Bin : . ] The Great Northern is at
last temporary silenced as a dlsturbcrof (
western rates. The Erie and Lackawanna ,
which roads have prorated with the Great
Noi them , have called a halt and requested
that road not to go nny further in Its reduc
tions. This will leave the National Dispatch
rate via Chicago and Milwaukee the lowest
through rate and prevent any further reduc
tion via St. Paul unless the Great Northern
succeeds In getting another connccUon t-nst
of Buffalo. Them was no other change in
the freight situation today. Late in thu day
General Freight Agent Cane of the Chicago
& Atlantic it-signed to accept the general
passenger agency of the Flchburg road His
position will not bo filled at once owing to
the roorgaituatiou of the road In September.
THE yiETltOlHNT VOXFEKEXCE.
The Pant Four Yc-nrs the Most Pros
perous In tlieChnroh'H IllHtory.
ST. Louis , Mny 12. lu the general confer
ence of the Methodist Episcopal church this
morning n report was submitted showing that
the past four years have been the most pios-
porous in Its history. The church report
showed 12,50 Sunday schools with 6,839
teachers and 69.1,65 1 scholars , a total of 7b2-
GSI. This is an increase during the quuttrcnlum
of 1,007 schools with 10,600 teachers and 1H2-
OOSscholasr ; total 1I3.MJ.
A memorial eulogistic of Bishop Tlorto who
was senior bishop ut the time of his death ,
The committee on rovlsiils made two long
reports on proposed changes In minor details
of discipline. They recommended non-con-
curreuco In ucarly every instance ,
AtuhiHon'ii Street Itnilwuy Sold.
ATCIIISOX , Kan. , May 12. [ Special to Tim
Bin. : ] The Atcblson sticet railway has been
sold for SllU.OOO to II. J. Hanson , of DCS
Molnes , representing Boston people It will
bo converted Into an electric line , the SprawiO
system to bo used. John Weber uf DCS
Molnos , nnd W. L. Challlss , of Atebi.un will
each have nn eighth Interest In the company
Chulllss snld the line to Weber in November
lust for 50,000. _ _
Vienna ItnnkriH .Suspend.
VIENNA , May 12. The IICPIIHII an
nounce the suspension of Bonus iV 'v > iig ,
bankers. Assets , 5,000OvW florins , liabiiilio ,
WASHINGTON , May 12. The mooting of the ,
executive committee of the republican na
tional committee , which was to have been
hold hero today , IIOH again been postponed ,
this time Indefinitely. The reason giu-n for
the postK | > iiument U the ubjuncu of i irst As
sistant Postmaster General Clark on
An Ohio DootoiSuk'IdcM. .
EITON , O. , May 12. Dr. A. Hawley a
prominent physician of this place * . y < ntcrday
committed suicide by shooting. A nulo left
said uo had taken a dosu of uwrr > ulue.
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