Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, September 26, 1890, Image 1

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They Asanlt a Body of Eminent national
ist Xeaders at Tipperary.
Tlic Victims Came a Sensation by Ap-
penrlrijf In Court In a lattcrc ) l >
Cou < lltlon-jV lllnscJ
Dcnt.iv , Sept 25.-Much to the surprise ot
the authorities who \\ero taking Patrick
O'Prion to Tipperary for hearinR today , a
large delegation of prominent nationalists
Vw n1o * hr rtmr > train A mnncf thotn tvero
* same iram. Among
John Morley , John Dillon , Ufred Tillings-
vrorth , member of parliament , T. M. Heaiy ,
Commoner Harrinpton and several others.
On the arrival ot the trala at Tipperary the
nationalists started for the court house
In o body. Obey had uot
gone far when they were stopped
at the street corner and entered into conver
sation.V'hil \ they were standing there , In
no way disturbing the peace , they \\ero
ordered by the police to move on. John
O Connor , member of parliament , took very
vigorous exception to this order and showeil
his contempt for tbo police by calling upon
the crowd which bv that time hail become
IUUICTJWU , v.unu. ;
very large , to Ki\i three cheers for John
Morley The cheers -Here given uith peed
will much to the exasperation of the police ,
who thereupon charged upon the crowd and
nttcmpted to force It to move forward. In
the melee that followed the policemen did not
besltatc touse their batons. Due burly con
stable aimed n blow at John Morley himself ,
but John O'Connor , who stood near , warded
it off. The nationalists then continued their
ay slowly toward the the courthouse.
As this \vns the day fixed for the trial of
the nationalists , the streets of Tipperary
were full to overHowintr with people interest
ed in the case. Early in the day it became
known that still another arrest had been
Winde. The victim this time was Thomas
Condon member of parliament for Tipperary
east. He wai taken this morning at Limer
ick nnd brought to Tipperary.
When court opened the authorities decided
not to open the aoors to the general public ,
hut to admit only those who were Immedi
ately interested in the trial. But the crowd
pressed forward , trying to force its way Into
the court room. Tbo police stoutly resisted ,
chnrpinp rcpenicdly upon the crowd and
usmg their clubs freely At last the crowd
VMS gradually forced hack and the police suc
ceeded in malnUilnincT a clear spare in front
of the court house. Durinjrthe ccnttict many
persons were wounded with blows from the
policemen's bludgeons Among the wounded
were Timothy HarrinKton , member of parlia
ment from Dublin , and a Mr Halifax. Both
recei\ heavy blows on the head , which bled
profusely. They made their -way into tbo
court room as soon as they could , but
by that time their hair and
ccat collars were saturated with
blood and they presented a pltublo spectacle.
Their aD ! > ciiranco in court created a pro
found sensation and lent additional emphasis
to the complaint which William O'Brien was
making to the court , as they entered , of the
brutality of the police.
John Morley then arose and addressed the
court , manifesting great agitation. Ho earn
estly pleaded with the court to protect the
populace against the wanton use of clubs by
the police. Meanwhile the nationalist lead
ers continued to protest against the exclusion
of the fieneral public from the court room.
The authorities at last yielded and tte doors ,
wore thrown open.
At the outset Dillon objected to being tried
before Resident Maglstruto Shannon. The
grounds of his objection \\cro that ho had a
personal encounter vrith Shannon on one oc
casion at Cashel. At that time ho asserted
that Shannou had grossly Insulted him. Ho
urged , therefore , that there would bo mani
fest impropriety in Shannon's sitting at the
present trial.
Shannon refused to admit the validity of
Dillon's objections. Ho knew no reason why
he should not go on with the caso. Ho de
clared that Uo would perform his duty with
out bias.
William O'Brien also objected to Shannon.
The last time ha saw Shannon be said
Shannon was at the dead of a body of police
who were using their clubs upon people.
Moreover , Shannon had already tried him
three times on similar charges. His sitting
In the present case , O'Brien said , was la-
decency and an Insult.
The mnristrato answered O'Bnen's oblec-
tioiis In the sumo way that bo disposed of
Ronan , counsel for tho. crown , naked per
mission to malto some slight alteration in the
charges ajainst the prisoners. Although the
latur protested visorously apainst such
permission , the court permitted the crown to
make the desired changes , Ronan then pro
ceeded with the case for the prosecution. He
reviewed the circumstances -nhlcn led up to
the arrest of the nationalists.
Th < Fcellntr Jn Dublin. , Sept. 25. The excitenrcnwhen
the arrests of Dillon and O'Brienwere made
has Its counterpart In nationalist circles to
day. The dispatches from Tipperary created
a profound sensation. The fact that John
Mersey is present at the trial is considered
a fubjcit for much congratulation. It is
thoueht that the trial will afford him more
insipht to the true Inwardness of the Irish
problem than weeks of ordinary travel and
im estimation. _
ifuo Members Indignant.
CIXCISVATJ , 0. , Sept. 23. News of the at
tack of the police -upon the people of Tippe
rary , inhlch Timothy Harrington received
a serious wound nnd John Morley narrowly
escaped death , aroused Intense indignation
among the members of the national council of
the Irish leacuo now in session in Cincinnati.
President Fitzgerald sent a cablegram to
Harrington expressing sympathv nnd horror
at the deed and the admiration of the council
" \Vonlc of Pan-Americnns ApproTetl.
WJLSHIVGTOV , Sept. 23. Secretary Blalno
Jbas received from Minister Abbott at Bogota
the translation ot an citrnct from the mes-
saffo of the minister of foreign affairs of Co
lumbia to the national congress concerning
the recent international American confer
ence. The minister declares that the results
of the conference will bo to the everlasting
glory nnd satisfaction of all who took part in
the meetingHo recommends to the congress
of Columbia the adoption of many plans pro
posed by the conference , and urges Immedi
ate action with reference to au appropriation
lor on Intercontinental railway , and the ap
pointment of a member ot the commission
soon to meet In Washington. The minister
ei press PS regret that the conference did not
take under consideration the Monroe doctrine
nnd do Jure It to bo the universal doctrine of
the American nations.
Northwestern Conductors' Demands.
Cmaao , Sept. 23. ( Special Telegram to
TUB Bte. ] The committee representing tha
conductors oa the Chicago & Northwestern
railroad system , who are demanding a gen *
oral raise of wages , was closeted with Gen
eral .Manager 'Whitman today. It appears
that there Is to lie considerable difficulty In
reaching a settlement. Some of tbo conduc
tors seem to think that the management of
the road -would readily acquiesce in a com
promise for about half of the advance which
Is asked , but they jay the committee has
positive instructions to accept nothing short
of the scale presented , which calls for $115 ,
Ilifl and 1135 a month respectively for the
three cla&sei or conductors.
Sulciilctl at Hl AVIfe'a Coffin.
I'ntUDEU-niA , Sept. 25. Special Tele
irnmto Tu * Bxt ] John New committed
laicUe this icoralngby shooting uinsclf at
he stood over the coffin containing the body
of hlsdeod wife , who will be buried tomor
row New has boea despondent since the
death of his wife.
Twenty Chlmmen Arrested ,
Pont TOWNSRXD , Wash. , Sept 2fl
Twenty Chincso wore arrested near here yes
terday by the custom inspectors -while at
tempting to enter the United States In small
German Lieutenants right a Duel.
BCRMX , Sept 25 In a duel at Hatzburg
today between Lieutenant Blethstassor and
Lieutenant Gorder the former was killed.
The duel nas the result of a quarrel In a res
Tlie "Weatlii-r rorec.nt. .
For Omaha and Yicinitv Fair ; slightly
For Nebraska , lovra and South Dakota-
Fair ; clearing In eastern Iowa , stationary
temperature ; variable winds.
Donn Nominated for Connrcsi.
CivcifviTi , 0 , Sept. 03 It was after 2
o'clock this morning when the republican
convention of the Tenth congressional dis
trict at 'Washington Court House came to an
end by the nomination of Hon. U. E Doaaof
Clinton countv
Republican * Leave the Alliance.
IsDtA. > oLA , Neb. , Sept. 23 [ Special to
THE BEE. ) A largo number of republican
alliance men in this locality have -withdrawn
their attendance at the alllanco meetings ,
owing to the fact that the democratic mem
bers are altogether too active in favor of
Boyd and McKeighan.
Australian ShearerVStrike.
MELDOIKXE , Sept. 25. ( Special Cablegram
to THE BEE. ] The shearers in New South
Wales and Queensland have gone on a strike.
Employers in Sydney Insist that the union
ists shall accept the principles iaiddoun in
their recent manifesto before they will con
sent to hold aconferencowitn the strikers.
The Death Itoll.
DAME , Ind. , Sept. 23. Arthur J.
Staco , professor of civil engineering In Notre
Dame university , died this evening. Prof.
Staceva * born in Husscr , England , in ls.1S.
He has been connected with the university of
Notre Dame since l&JO He achieved dis
tinction as a poet , litterateur , humorist and
mathematician. He was one of the commis
sioners to the Paris exposition in I5b9.
Will Vote the Indiana.
CnA-xtnEHLuv , S D. , Sept. 25. [ Special to
THE BEE J The Sioux Indians will be asked
to taue a hand in the capital location question
this fall. The fact that but a few of them
are legal voters appears to cut nofigureina
struggle of this kind. Already one cf the
capital aspiring towns h.xs had men on the
reservation arranging for voting places , and
it is the general rumor that the noble red
men will be initiated into the mvstenes of
casting a ballot at the election in November.
A ItcvcrcnU Bill-Fixer.
MILTUUKEE , "Wis. , Sept. 23 [ Special
Telegram to THE BEE. ] Rev A. M Deford ,
mothodit aced twenty-eight
a > t preacher ,
years , was arrested hero this morning for at
tempting to pass a $2 bill which had been
raised to 510. Several mutilated bills were
upon Deford's person , and tlio evidence
aialasthim is very strong. Tha reverend
bill-nxer was on his way to the Methodist
conference \Vhltewater. . Ho is very popu
lar at Hortonrtlle , where he filled a pulpit
while ho pursued his studies at the Lawrence
university at Appleton. and the people of his
church had asked the bishop for his return
for the coming year. Deford has a vrifo and
four children.
A Railroad Su d tor Discriminating .
PHILADELPHIA , Sept. 25. A suit for t31G-
345 vras begun yesterday against the Penn
sylvania railroad company by Lewis J , Lev-
ick under the anti-discrimination law of 1SS3.
Levick's suit is based on shipments of oil
from the oil regions of Pennsylvania
to the Seaboard oil -works at Tburlow ,
Delaware county , during 1SS4 and 1SS3.
The Soabaard oil works were owned by
Crew , Levick & Co. The claim against the
railroad company is based on nn illegal charge
by the railroad company upon heavy ship
ments of oil , on which It is asserted the firm
had to pay 13 cents per barrel more than
charged rival shippers. It is understood in
this case to he the fatandard oil company.
Nebraska , I ova arid Dakota Pensions.
WismxaTOif , Sept. 23. [ Special Tele
gram to TUB BEE.J Pensions were granted
today to the following Nebrasirans : Keissuo
Joseph Odreen , ICnosville ; Jeremiah \Vil-
helm , Dorchester. Reissue and increase
Haralson Tipps , Fairbury : John H. Shook ,
Iowa : Kclssue Samuel S. Worley , Boone ;
Gilbert \V Norton. Oskaloosa : Walter Car
penter. Iowa Falls ; James W. Hyatt , Eddv-
villo ; George H. Xycrs , Eddyville ; Henry P.
Bugueblne , Sidney ; Edward JJeudick , Ecd
Oak ; NVatson Jlolinycux , Hawarden ; John
T. Hitchcock , High Point. Reissue and in
crease Jacob Hughes , Milton ; William Pit-
cock , Colfax : John Peters , Bevinsrton ; Jos
eph M. HichanK Pitinger. Original - widows
ows , etc Xaucv E. , widow of Peter M. Rey
nolds. Vinton ; Huth E. , widow of Myron M.
Brightman , Avoca.
South Dakota : Reissue and increase John
Byerly , Armour.
Evidence Introduced 'Which Made
the 1'rlsoner riush with Shame.
\YOOUSTOCK , Out , Sept 25.-With the de-
siroto push the Blrchall trial through In
shorter time than it has threatened to oc
cupy , the court met this morning at 9:30 : , half
an hour earlier than previously. A large
crowd gathered to see the prisoner arrive.
The lirstwitness was S. B. Fuller , man
ager of the imperial bank here. He identi
fied the signature of F. A. Somerset on cer
tain checks as that of the prisoner , who
opened an account with the Imperial bank on
the 10th or llth of December , IbsS. Ho also
identified the letters as those of the prisoner.
Osier , chief counsel for the crown , wanted
to put in as evidence certain Utters to Mel-
lerlsh , through whom the prisoner and Ben-
well were brought together. The letters
were rcaJ. They covered the skeleton of the
correspondenro which took place at the Umo
negotiations were entered upon , with tele
grams tent ostensibly from theStafford house ,
Buffalo , but really from the prisoner , telling
himself at Niagara Falls to ship the heavy
bapcago to Niagara Tails , N"Y. The effect
ot these telegrams was to show that the pris
oner had carried on a systematic deceit on
Bcnwelland his father , and , after the young
man's disappearance , on jounp Felly ,
who waswith them and very
anilpus about Benwcll not appearing.
During ; the reading of these telegrams
exposing his fraud Blrchnll's usually pale
complexion suffused with a llusn of red.
Conductor Poole of the Grand Trunk road
testine-i that to the best of uls knowledge
there \\cre onlv two passengers on his train
from Eastwood on February U , They were ,
ho thought , Englishmen and answered in ap
pearance to the prisoner and Bcnwell.
The witness was rigidly cross-examined in
regard to the way both men dressed and to
what they carried.
Miss Lookhart of Woodstock said she was
traveling v est February 17 from Paris past
"Woodstock. She saw two passengers get o2
at Eastwood. On seeing Birchall afterwards
in Jail she identified him as the ono who hod
sal before her on the train. The other she
rwognlied hi the body of Benwcll vshen er-
huracd. Cross-examined by Blackstock she
acknowledged that througn reading an ac
count of the finding of the txxiv she had not
for some time connected this incident with
the tragedy Something said in Dlrchall'a
evidence tint brought the connection to her
mind. On a previous occasion she had stated
that she had taken little notice of the pas.
sengen , but her tvidecce of today , as Black-
sto .lc iba"ed , did not ajrce with tUs.
Nine Days of Hard Work Tut in by tie Con
ferees on the Tariff.
The Opinion Prevalent That the Con *
Terence Ileport Will bo Re.uljTor
Submission Today 1'ostal
and Other Matters.
"VWiiiNoTov D. C , Sept. 23
The con forces on the tariff bill are In such
a frame of mind that thoughts of murder and
suicide arise very easily. They have been at
work upon the measure now for nine days ,
endeavoring to perfect It and come to an
agreement upoa the disputed questions.
Despite their best efforts to keep their pro
ceedings to themselves their actions have
become known and are repeated from mouth
to mouth , and speedily find their way into the
public prints , bringing down upon them
hordes of persons interested in the schedules ,
who make life a burden to them by lyin s In
wait in the corridors of thocapitol. But
worse even than these are the congressmen ,
who insist upon certain action in regard to
the subjects in which they or their consti
tuents are particularly interested , threaten
ing in cose of refusal on the part of the con
ferees to vote against the adoption of the re
port when It is made.
"When they adjourned tonight they were al
most fagged out phvsically and mentally.
They all united in expressing the belief that
the report would be aide tomorrow , al
though none of them would state eipllcitely
that tills was a fact. It is believed in some
circles that the conferees have really agreed
upon the two points which are still said to be
pending sugar and binder txviae but with
hold a statement or their conclusions in order
to bo relieved as far as possible from the
pressure that would be brought to bear upon
them w nile the re port is being -written up.
The clerks have been at work upon that all
day , and it is believed have practically
finished it and that it will be all rendy to
morrow moraine to bo reported to the two
houses. *
The latest gossip about the two subjects
under consideration is that So. 10 will be
accepted as the dividing line befneen
dutiable and free sugar , the duties
of the higher grades to bo fixed at
J < cent a pound. The bounty proposed to be
tnven to sugar produced -will not apply to
suears testing le s than SO degrees by the
TwOnriiiviTV * Rpt.\vtv n Wl nnri ! X1 tlifi hnimtv
. .
will be li cents a poundand above SO 2 cents
per pound. This is said to bo acceptable to
the cane sugar men , whose product under the
improved appliances now in vogue tests well
up to C 0 and will receive the higher rate of
bounty The duty on biadine twine will bo
somewhere from J { to 1 cent per pound , prob
ably 9-10 cent per pound ,
The fight over the duty on binder trine
has been one of the most active and Bitter
that has been known in congress for many a
day. There is no binder twine trust , but
there are only forty factories in the
country -where it is manufactured ,
and these are said to employ 11,000 men ,
women and children. Tne most of them are
owned or controlled by the manufacturers of
self-binding : reapers. As e\erv particular
reaper requires a pirticular grade of twine to
make it work evenly and well , the reputation
of the machine , it is claimed , depends upon
the kind of twine thut Is used on them , and
the manufacturers connected with or nt least
associated vrith the reaper shops produce ex-
aitly the quality that is required and no
other. The cheap grades of foreign twine do
not work well and as a consequence the
farmers became dissatisfied with their ma
chines and sent them back to the factories ;
therefore the twine manufacturers are sup
ported by the reaper manufacturers in their
right for a high duty.
On the other hand , the cost of the
twine is a very heavy burden upon
the farmer. Congressman Lind of
.Minnesota , for example , who has
400 acres in wheat , claims that his time cost
him 100 during the recent harvest , and
farmers with ono thousand or two thousand
or more acres have to pay bills correspond
ingly increased. Ono man who has been
taking an interest in the fight says that the
twine used by him during the recent harvest
cost him as much as the labor required to get
in his crop. By placing twine on the free
list it is claimed that the cost of harvesting a
hundred acres of wheat will be reduced 20 per
cent , but this is denied by ihose who want
the duty kept on and they claim that the
reduction will not be more thau3or4p r
cent. They say , too , that the less of time
caused by the use of cheap tvrino will bo
very great and the necessary repair * to the
machines mil subject the farmer to a great
loss. In fact , they argue that there is no
economy in cheap twine , but the farmers are
willing to take their chanccj , anil the twelve
senators from the northwest who voted with
the democrats for free twinodeclare they
will beat the bill if the duty goes back.
Postmaster Wheat of the house Is the latest
subject for investigation. Some time ago , it
will bo remembered , ho had a difficulty with
one of the employes and was assaulted by
him. Thoemnloyc was one of the democratic
holdo\ers and was shortly thereafter dis
missed. Ills said that from information fur
nished by him Representative Ealoe of Ten
nessee today introduced a resolution calling
for an investigation of the administration of
the office by Postmaster \Yheat , the particu
lar charge being that he received from the
contractor for hauling the mails of the house
1150 a month out of the (5,000 ( annually ap
propriated for that purpose , nnd which was
the nominal amount of the yearly contract.
It was stated in "Wheat's benalf by Repre
sentative Caswell and others that tha prac
tice was ono that had coma down from for
mer administrations of the orace nnd
that ho was simply following the example
set him by bis predecessors , but that after
several months he had concluded that the
perquisite was not a legitimate one and bad
converted the amount Into the treasury. The
resolution was adopted with an amendment
including the administration of Postmaster
Dalton In tne scope , but it is not likely that
anything will be done in the matter this ses
There has been a general clearing out of
pages in the senate , which nas occasioned
some remark , inasmuch as the position is one
greatly desired and sought after hy boys ,
paying as It does , fJ50 a day.
Inquiry was made this afternoon as to the
reason for the change. It being thought
that Itvas due possibly to the installation
of a new sergeant-at-anns recently It was
learned , however , that the boys had fallen
into bad habits and yielded to temptation to
acquire that which did not belong to them at
the expense of the senate. Several desks
have been rifled , and the guilty ones having
boon discovered , a cumber of them nere dis
Postmasters were appointed today as fol
lows : Luton , Woodbury county , Iowa , D S.
Phillips , vies G. M. Holder , resigned ;
Ecsard , Sioux County , Nebraska , A. H. Wal
lace , vice H. Booster , moved awav ; Mildale ,
Custer county , Nebraska , C. C , Gnfilts , vice
A. Harris , resigned.
Upon the recommendation of Mr. Dorsey
the following postmasters have boon ap
pointed i LevlGojtmar , at Lisbon : E H.
PurccU , Verdigris , Knox county , Charles
Junnemeir , Snyder. Dodro county : Arnold
Smith , Hggs. ! Sheridan county ,
Postofflces have been established at Kirk ,
Banner county , Nebraska , and Moody , Brown
county , and Sarah E. Kirk and Daniel Klg-
ler appointed postmasters respectiuly.
John Bristol has be n commissioned as
postmaJttr at Bradgate , la. , and Annette
_ . . . . at Lushton , Sob. , eboth to take effect
Octob rl
The postofflco at Winchester , Chose county ,
has been discontinued.
Mleliljran Lumber I ! timed.
BAT Crrr , Mich , ScpL ' 55. Three million
feet of lumber on 3Mdy Bros. & Co.'s
wharf burned last night. The loss is fW.OOO ,
nearly covered by Insurance.
Dim-title Miners AYtll Strike.
DA > VIU.E , lad , Sept. S3. rspeclalTele
gram toTmBEE.Tho ] coal miners of Dan-
Mile and vicinity will itrtko Xo\embcr 1 for
an advance of wages according to the Coluta-
bus scale.
Ex-Minister J r Injured.
NETV XOUK , Sept , 25. Hon. Joan Jay , ex-
minister to Austria , -was knocked down by a
cab today and seriously Injured. This evening - -
ing he Is resting easily , ilr. Jay Is seventy-
throe years of age.
Lisbon Police 3tnk ; a DUcovcry.
LtsnoT , Sept. 25. The police have discov
ered the authors of the circular distributed
yesterday , assailing- the stability ofncll
known banks with tho' < objcct of creating a
politico-financial crisis.
Coal Goes Cp Another N'otch.
2s BW YORK , Sept. K. Eastern and west
ern coal agents at a meeting in this city
today decided that western agents shall ad-
van ce prices 25 con t ip2r ton at Buffalo and
15 cents a ton at Chicago and other lake ports
October 1.
Made Itetnark8Vtotnt His Ruler.
BERLIK , Sept 23-Hcrr Sonneburg , a so
cialist , has been sentenced to three months
Imprisonment bcca-oscha , remarked that Em
peror \Villlam. himself nvould in time become
a socialist
noucicanlt'g "Will.
XEW YORK , Sept. 2 > . The will of Dion
Boudcault was offered f or probate this after
noon. It bequeaths all his propeity to his
wife , Josephine Louise Thorndvko Bouci-
cault. It is expected that objections will be
filed Immediately on behalf of the actor's di
vorced wife , Agnes Robertson.
A Ghastly Snlfide.
SUT LIKE , Utah , Sept 05 [ Special Tele
gram to THE BEF.IJulla Westering , a
woman cf forty-six years of age , cut her
throat this evening- , nearly severing her head
from her body. The s-n capon was a meat
knife , sharpened untiltit would almost sever
a hair. The deceased vras the widow of a
Arrest of a atlnlstcr.
Maw U-KEE , Wis , .Sept. 2. ) . Rev. A M.
DeFord of Hortonvlllo , JiVis. , was arrested in
this city this morning "tvMe on his way to at
tend the Wisconsin I conference at "White
Water , onthecharga of raising bank bills.
On his -person were found a number of mu
tilated S10 and 20 bills ; tocethcrwith a bottle
tle ot mucilage and scissors. He is twentv
eifiht years of ago and has awlfoandfour
The Baltimore's Triumphal Crnlse.
[ Copj/Hcrfit / ISMttyfama Gordon Btunctt. ]
KIEL , Sept. 25. [ New York Herald Cable
Special to THE BreHJ-Tho United States
cruiser Baltimore , wtilch left Stockholm
Tuesday morning , arrived hero today durinp
a fo ? . The courtesies extended to the officers
of the Baltimore at Stockholm continued to
the hour of her depirtcn-e. Thousands lined
the quays and banUJ.cheering and wishing
God-speed. All aloa. ho course to the sea
young girts in boatsufexewcountless bouquets
on board as the ship steamed by a. novel
tribute which no man-of-war has before re
ceived. The visit of tha Baltimore to Stockholm
helm will long be remembered.
The Itankln Divorce Suit.
NEW YORK , Sept. 5. [ Special Telegram
to THE BEE. ] Mn. Elizabeth I. Hankin ob
tained an order from Judge Lawrence of the
supreme court today requiring her husband ,
McKee Hankin , against whom she has an
action for divorce pending , to show cause
why ho should not support her and their
daughter , Phyllis Rankln , sixteen years old.
Their other child , Gladys , twenty years old ,
married Mrs , Rankirt , in her aflluavit , states
she owns the "Knolls' " at Rivcrdale , but that
it Is mortgaged for J20.000 and she has been
unable to sell the property advantageously
On the other hand , her husband Is mikinc
aweeV from "Tho Canuck "
from S300 to JTOO ,
which play she says is worth $50KK ( ) . He has
property , she says , at Spokane Falls worth
S70.00O. Althoucu an actress herself , she has
been 111 and unable to support herself la her
Colorado Democrats.
DE ER , Cole , Sept. 23. The democratic
state convention this morning nominated
Judge Caldwell "Vearnan of Trinidad for gov
ernor , after which a recess was taken until
2.30. In the afternoon the ticket was com
pleted as follows : Lieutenant governor ,
Platt Bogers ; secretary of state , William F.
Toreman ; treasurer , JN. Carlisle ; auditor ,
" \V T. Skelton , attorney general , J. H Man-
' ; superintendent of public instruction. >
S'n Coy , conirc-essnjan , T. J. O'Donnell The
platform renews alleciance to the principles
of the national democracy ; denounces the
action of the present house of representa
tives ; condemns the election bill ; demands a
lower duty upon the .necessities of life ; con
demns the republican administration for it
reckless nnd unnecesiary waste of public
money , demands free and unlimited coinage
of silver , renews its pledge of ballot reform
based on tha Australian system. The re
mainder of the platform is de-voted to state
matters. It denounces tha corrupt , lavish
and unparalleled extravaganca of the last
general assembly in its appropriations to the
citent of 5TW.OCO in excess of the constitu
tional maximum ; denounces the republican
party for having failed m iU recent conven
tion to condemn or apologize for the stupendous
deus offenses made by the party la power and
by its silence condoning them. Various re
forms in state laws are demanded and
pledged in the evcnt-o ! democratic success at
the polls.
Her Son. Says tha lieports
Are Kxacccrated.
Mi\VEAPOi.isliIinn.jSept. 25. The Trib
une tomorrow -will hare an interview with
Lieutenant Francis Preston Fremont , son of
the late General Fremont , now stationed at
FortSnelHng , 3Unn. , who says the pubtiiied
reports concerning the financial condition ol
his mother and sister in California arc
greatly exaggerated. While they have no
means of their own. yet they have a regular
income out of his era and his brother's sal-
arv. Mrs Fremont also looks for the restor
ation of seven acres of land m Sin Francisco
formerly on-ned by her husband , and which
the government seb-cd and used for a mili
tary reservation , inasmuch as fifty-tivo
others who \vero on the tract at the same
time as General Fremont have had their titles
restored. She is also hopeful that the . ' ,000
pension for her relief will bo passed at an
early date , Mrs. Fremont and daughter re
side In California on account of throat and
lung troubles. Lieutenant Fremont says ho
would have them matte their homo -with him
If they could enilure the climate. The same
Is true of his brother , stationed at Phila
Irtah Nationalist Conference.
Loroos , Sept. 25. [ Special Cablegram to
Tins BEE ] The conference of Irish nation
alists referred to in yesterday's dispatches
will txj held in Dublin on October 0.
tGermany'B New "War Mln Inter.
BEKU3 , Sept , 25 , The Post announces
that General Le > zcynski has been appointee
Minister of war to succeed \ ernois.
The HagniEcent Temple of Ceroa Tarcm
Open to the Public.
Two freight Trains Badly \Vr2cVc I on
tlicKock I.latnl Uoail A ClilliTa
Miraculous Hscapc Tlio
Cxuc >
Siorx CUT , la , Sept. 55. ( Special Tele-
pram to THE Bit ] The fourth annual corn
palace festival opened today , but it was In-
possible for the formal opening at noon , as
advertised. The work of decoration was not
complete , either outside or inside , and tlcro
wre great masses of exhibits still to be put
into position. The corn , palace wai on so
much larger a scale than heretofore that the
time required tvas miscalculated , and It was
impouiblcto nnlsh it , notwithstanding tbnt
for more than a week work has not ceased
night or lay. Over ono hundred eutra men
began this morning , and towards evening the
debris had been buMciently cleared away to
allow the admission of the public.
At 8 o'clock the doors were thrown open
and a vast multitude poured through the
portals , filling the building , -which was bril
liant with Innumerable electric lights Soiao
of the. exhibits are not completely arranged
yet , and there still remains some work to bo
done in the palace , but the decoration is
substantially finished. There was no
formality at , the opening tbo doors
were simply opened. The failure
to secaro the presence of Secretary
Blalne , which was confidently expected tea
a late moment , caused an entire change of
programme , and it was decided to dispense
with formality.
At the hour of opening the great Elgin
military band of fifty-sis pieces struck tip nn
air from their position at the east side of the
court , amidst the cheers of the crowd , and it
is already evident that the attendance Ihis
year will by far surpass that of the preceding
The trains yesterday on all the roads ivere
late on account of the pressure of travel , and
today they have b < n even more crowded.
The entertainment of thevisitincr multitude
is likely to be a gra\o problem But thecitl-
zens ha\e arranged to throw their homes
open to stranccrs.
The corn palace is the fourth structure of
the kind which has teen erected In Sioux
City. Each has been an improvement on its
predecessors. The palace this year shows a
great advance in the peculiar art of-uslns
natural products as decorative material It
is a vast pavilion , a frame sheeted , with lum
ber , aud covered outside and inside with corn
and other northwestern crovuhs arranged in
fanciful and artistic forms.
The structure has a frontaceof 270 feet on
Sisth and 2TT ) feet , on Pierce street , These
are the main facades. The corner is cut ,
makinga facade ofsbwtyfeetinside , through
which is the grand entrance. The main \ \ nil
is forty feet high O\er it , on each , side ,
rise three tovrers to the height ol 11O feet
The roof rises from the vralls to the center
in the shape of a pyramid , and over the cvn-
ter is the main lover , 190 feet high. There
are side entrances mid-nay of the two street
points. Between the towers oneaclisid
there are elevations like fables.
Sue h au eitenor design , presenting so
many angles , projections and broken out
lines , affords cmveuient surf aces for the dec
oration s. Every square Inch is covered with
some agricultural product. Corn U the main
material , The ears ara sawed into trans
verse sections ono Inch thich or JooffthwiiO
into halves. These are fastened to the boards
by steel brads driven through them. Tae
great variety of colors , red , white , yellow auil
the blue "square corn , " and all intermediate
shades , give a wide range for combination ,
contract and blending. And ttas the ex
terior is covered to produce effects which at
a .short . distance seen to be those of tlie
painter's brush , only more vivid than any
colors ever inbred. AVith corn are used all
the other grains , flhent , oats , millet , fias ,
etc , as well as all the grasses and all other
suita ble agricultural products.
A stnkinc exterior feature Is the Immense
globe , -which Is intact the base of the cen
tral tower and which rests upon tha point cl
the pyramid formed by the roof. 1'ho ploba
is forty feet la diameter , and the outlines of
oceans , continents , laics , etc. , are vividly
brought out by the different colors of com
can , nailed in solid masses thereon the
oieans in dark : blue , the continents in yellow ,
tbo great lakes in red , etc. 'Ihirty feet above
the globe there is a ppintic crown-shap < xl
frame all covered with the gold ol the yellow
cornears , which can be seen for miles in all
The interior of the palace Is an octagon. A
gallery twenty-six feet deep is lullt. around
the wall on all sides , and vwenty feet above
the ground floor. The space next to tlio wall ,
both on the ground floor and in the gallery ,
is set apart for exhibits \vhlchthero arc a
great many There is thus a great central
space or court , around which there is a prom
enade both on the main floor and la the gal
lery. The diameter of the central court ,
measured from face to face of the gallery , is
130 fet. This central space is spanned by
eight trusses , resting ; ipon stronsr buttresses
of timber , and sustaining the roof , It forms
a dome hko an expanded umbrella. Ihe cen
tral height is ninety-eight feet.
All the interior Is decorated with natural
proaucts , out i\oven into finer forms thaa
those on the exterior. In large part the dec
orations of the interior are the -work cf Sioux
City ladies , ot whom an averasre of 300
worked daily for two iveeks. They -were
supplied by the management \\ithmaterials
and laborers ,
The building will be lighted electrically ,
dav as well as ni ht , there being nearly one
thousand separate lights. There are eats
and flra escapes by which tha building can be
cleared In two nlauus The Elirin military
band will give three concerts daily in tbo
palace during the festival , -which opened
today and closes October 11. Each day there
will be a parade or other street aemonMra-
tlons , the most important of which is the
MurdlGras carnival parade on Wednesday ,
October 1.
Bad AVrcckonttie Itocl ; Island.
DCS MOINES , la , Sept. 24. ISoccial Tele
gram to THE BEE , ! At Altoona , fifteen
miles east of here , last night , a disas
trous -wreck occurred on tha Keokuk
and DCS Moincs division cl the Hock
Island road. The rear section of a
special freight nas standing on the main
track wnlla the forward section -was being
sidetracked.o warning , it seems , had been
let for the trains following , and pretty soon
a regular freight came thundering around a
curve and crashed into the standIng -
Ing cars with temblo force The
caboose and eleven cars o ( Vh9 eyctra
were wrecked and the engine and tender
of the regular train , wore badly shattered.
The engineer and fireman jumped and
escaped from injury , and no ono was hurt.
It took nearly all day lor a wrecking train
from this city to clear the track , Meanwhile
the passenger train from Keokuk : was Held
there nearly twelve hours , and nothing in
sight to eat. The passengers were nearly
starved when , tney arrived hero this e\en- \
ing , among them being ; many women and
A. Chilli's .Miraculous Escape.
GIUT , la , Sept. 23. - [ Special to TUE
BEE , ! A remarkably narrow escape from
death has just occurred to the two and a .ilf-
year-old daughter of tlio postmaster here
While playing aroand the Jwell the other day
the little girl managed to open a door in the
well platform and f.dl to the bottom , thirty
four feet , nine feet cf water being inthowel
at tbo time. She fell betweeni.two pairs o
cross braces that. hold the pump tube to its
place that arc about twelve feet apart , also
mUsed the loivnr curbing , which U built o
bnck and Is nice feet from the bottom to the
surface cf the water " \\hon \ found she was
clinging ; to the pump tubing andhcr lltU
feet resting oa a coupling ofthotubutba
happened to be about fifteen inches below t T
1 surface cf the waur , She had been there
probably ten minute * , but was soon rescued
aid is apparently unharmed. of Hog Cholera.
MI OUJIIJLILET * , la. , Sept. 23.-Spfclra [
oTiiBBsz , ! Itog cholew is raping near
Magnolia , Largo numbers hnva died , with
no apparent cessation of
Corn , llntlly Duiinjetl.
HE\DBJISON- . , Sept 03 [ Special toTrtu
JBK. ] Farmers arc commencing to pnthor
com for leodlns , and finl It much lighter
him expcitod aaJ about one- third of it soft
rom the effects ot th froat One former
\ ho , a fe-w days ajjo , claimed that hU corn
ros not hurt awl v.-ould & thirty" bushfli to
he aero , says on cntherlng n fexv loads he
Inda It only mikin ? twenty tmsncls and a
argepor cent of it is so ft corn ,
The iTurj t
Siorx Crrr , la , . Sept -Sixvial [ Tele-
gran to THE DEC. ] Tie jury in the Minler
murder ca < < ? , -which has been on trial for ton
lays , today disagreed and -was discharged ,
-ce Minler , withoat provocation , fatally
tabbed I.elgh Scott on January 29 list. Min
er's brother ? , who are wealthy farmers near
L'ekanah , Neo , hired able lawyers and the
lefense of Insanitv was set up and the trial
has cvciud great local Interest.
The Comtc de Paris' Li tter .
FiRia. Sept 25 - Special Cablegram to
TUE BEE ] Monarchist journals capress
heir approval of the letter of the count ol
Paris to Senator Boeher , Justifying the
rourso he ( count of Paris ) took in his dfal-
nprs with theBouUng jts. Kopubllcnn pa
pers strcngly condemn the count's action ,
and accii'o him of admlttins tlMionorablo
compromises and ncknowled ping that be was
nreparing to sacriflco his country to his o-wn
imbition and hatred.
Europe ami tlie .McKinley Hill.
LOVDOV , Sept. 2o. lSpecial Cablegram
to Tire BEE ] The Standard's "Vienna
correspondent says : "Americans hero de
clare that Europeaa reprisals for the Me-
Kisley bill will have no effect upon the
America-is. An acting American minister
told mo that the McKinley bill must not tc
considered a final measure , but the com
mencement of a well worked-out scheme
which the entire nation , -with the exception
of asmall uninlln ntlal resolved
: o see realized and will not abandon until it
.s riven i fair trial The feelings and inter-
estsof .Europe cannot bo taken into eonsid
eratlou. The differences of opinion In tlio
senate or house of representatives refer
rather to the means thaa to the principles"
Will "V'ithilraiv from the Southwest *
em Association.
CHICAGO , Sept. io. [ Special 7elegram to
TUB BEE. ] A local railway news bureau
says : 'The board of chairmen in authority
over the division of traffic from southwestern
Missouri river points made a decision yester
day which strains that agreement almost to
bursting The decision was in the shape of
an order for the -\tchison to turn over during
the nest seventeen daysl cars of grain
to the iissouri Pacific , 400 cars to tlo Wabash -
bash , and ICWcars to the Alton , President
Mauvel has agreed to obey the order , but. he
left no room for doubt that on November 1
ho would retire permanently from the agree
ment. The Atcnlson , so far in Septcmocr ,
has carried nearly 35 per cent of the business
from tie Missouri riv r points at and southof
Kansas City , and President Manvel claims
tbat it is riphtly entitled to that percentage
and more , althouea nine lines aio competing
for the buslnessr *
The Colorado > 11tllan < l Doal.
Cincico , Sept. 2. . [ Special Telegram , to
TDK BEE. ] The papers in. the Colorado Mid
land deal were completed today and the
ownership changed -when they were signed
by the officials of both roads ,
General Manager ' -ilbraa signing
for the Colorado Midland and
President Manvel for tlo JVtchisbn. The
story of the purchases ol the RioGrando
" \Vestern by the Atchison -was nzaia revived
today and President Manvel denied it ex
plicitly and in. detail. The facts are , the
Colorado Midland had made such trafflc eon-
tracts with the Ilio Qrando Western that it
-was yractically one line. These contracts
bivo passed to the Atchison by the purchase
of the Colorado Midland and -would be.
according to President ITanvel , the heightof
follv to buy a line whien caa bo used as fully
and satisfactorily as If oivced.
To .Prevent DiscrlmipaiIon.
Crticioo , Sept. M. Beprc-entatives of
leading boards of trade throughout the coun
try are mectlnc ; here for the purpose of form
ing a national transportation orpin nation for
the protection of snippers nnd merchants
from unfair dealing or discrimination on the
part of railroad' Various committees -wbrc
appointed to draw up an agreement.
South Dakota. Politic * .
MncnEix , S. D. , Sept. 15. [ Special Tele
gram to THE BTE.J Bartlett Trippand Mor
ris Tajlor , democratic candidates lor United
States senator and governor respectively ,
are to speak at a public meeting lathis city
tnis evenimr. Itis becoming pretty cenerally
understood that the independent candidates
for tte legislature are to support Tnppfor
United States senator , should tbey he elected.
The republicans had their third picnic and
campaign meeting In the country today ,
where George A. Silsby , H. C. Preston ,
George Watson , A. E Babcock and others
made speeches. M > I'reston , republlcan can
didate for state senator , threw out an open
challenge to II. ILoucks to meet him In
jointdbcTisslonin this countyor ilsevrhero
la the state. * The csmpali-n will bo a lively
ono from this date to election.
For Publishing Lottery .Vis.
MOVTGOJIERT , Stpt. 15. "Under instruc
tions from Chief Inspector Sharp Inspector
Booth today scUed all of the issue of tha Bir
mlngham A go Herald of this date and the
Issue of the Weekly Atlanta Constitution o
this wee K ana all otner papers coming : hero
for this place and for distribution In this sec
tion , which , upon examination , were found to
contain lottery advertisements The officers
of the Aavertiser companv of this city were
also required to give bonds for appearance a
the November term of the United States
court for publishing last Sunaay lottery ad
I'on and England.
LosnoSept. ! . 2o In an interview with
English Catholic noblemen tlie pope said ho
fervently hoped fora renewal of permaaen
diplomatic relations with En gland Undcrtho
beneficent ruloof Ylcroria , bo continued , the
church enjoyed throughout the British cm
plro substantial liberties , He had the deep
est personal regard for tbo queen , whoso
thoughtful care for the poor and suffering
had won golden opinions throughout the
world. _
Steamship Vrrlvals
.At Southampton The Saale , from New
Passe-d the Lizard The Augusta Victoria
from New York for Haaburi , ' .
I'or tlie Australian Strikers.
XOXDOY , Sept. a. [ Special Cablegram Jo
Tut BEE. ] The dock laborers' union hero
hoj cubld TM ujSydnoy , N. S.V. . , for the
boreflt of the jtriltrs.
Advanced Rate of Discount ,
IOXDOV , Sept. 35. ( Spaclal Cablegram to
TUB Bee. ] Tbo Bank of England has ad
vnncod Its rate of dLscowt from 4 per cent to
5 ycr cent.
Clilcaco Wants a 15ranch 3fint.
WASUISOTOV , Sept. . A bill was today
intraduoed in tbehousa byrflopkins of 2111
nets to locatij a bwuch nlnt at Chicago ,
The Rejablioa to Central ConnrittaDnV
eirthsa Combine.
Tlie Macliiircllan Scheme f Aalon
Anil Apportionment aT Tat
' Coiublnntloii. " tlio
" \\nr-Cry. \
Sr. r ri , MinnSept. 2o-rSpicinlTet < 3.
graii tol'iiEUK&l-Tbo Mlnnasoti republi
can state central committee ran do\\ti a sen
sational bit of political news this aftomoon
n the shape of a combination of the farmers' '
all I m co and democrats to deleftt the rvpubli.
can state co.igrcislonsvl and leglsliUvc ticlj
ets The alliance oxecutlvo commlttco a
ookcd the field over and figure 1 that iu
ickct vouldreceive a total \oto of 50,000 to
> oOOO. Calculations made by the democrat !
ndlcated that " \Vllson. for potemor , will poll
a little abovo90,000 votes , l-'rom tticso totals
t\vas plain that neither ticict could Mln , as
t la everywhere almlttod that Governor
Morrison will poll more than ono hundred
thousand votes. Something must bo done , so
the leaders of the allhnce nnd democratlo
jartiea held a meeting and determined on a
Ino of action , -\dulph Blurmaun , the demo
cratic nominee for auditor , wu
placed upon the alliance ticket ,
nnd before the end of another week David T ,
Caluouil , the democratic nominee for at-
tomcy general , -will bo put upon the satna
"Combination is the war-cry , and itnlll ha
worked clear througb the congre slonal and
legislative tickets La t night U illHm 1' .
.Murrnv , a leadins Stl'aul democrat , went
M Wells and secured a letter from Morton
S Wilkinson , democratic candidate fir con-
press in tbo Second district , \\ltudnuvin ?
from the race. Tod.iy MrVi'ktnson ' nnd
3Ir. MurruTtnet leading democrats of the
district at JUnkato , and , althouch Mril -
Mnson's letter vas U'mpoririiy suppressed ,
it will be made public In a few days Thca
( jcneral James liakor the alliance candidate ,
will becndorsod Next , an allimco ccnven-
tlonwill bo held In tie First district , nnil
Cipta'n Harriet , the democratic catulidiite ,
will be endorsed la the Third district the
alliance candidate will withdraw In fiver of
0 M. Hall , the democrat , nad In the fourth
district , compofecdof faLPaulandMliiiieapolis ,
a dicker has already b-en nude by which tha
alliance nnd indixbtriil union \oftc Is to bo
thrown as solliilyns possible toJ. X Castle ,
the democratic nominee. In the Filtn dis
trict the flat has f one forth to leave matters
Just as they no\v stand There are four can
didates Comstock and Gilnianrepublicans ;
Halverson. alliance , and \Vhiteinan , demo
crat and It is nzuredthatthe combined dam
age that can bo done by "WLlternan in Duluth
and Halverson among the 'armcr ' * will defeat
both the republicans and draw many votes
from the republican state ticket
Tne pins are aire.iuy Dem ; set up in every
direction on the li'Rislature. In democratic
communities democrat will run and in doubt
ful dktricla the candidates will bo alllanco
men , and an effort -will be naado to sccu ro a
majority in the legishturo on the cry "that
fanners can get justice only b ) making their
own laws. "
COLO It At ) ft COf.VXV SEA'2 TIMB ?
.V Battle Bctnrccntlic Partisans of Two
Hivnl Towns.
LAM.UI , Colo. , Sept. 53. Word has been ,
received of a serious county scat strif o be
tween the towns of Boston-and Sprinjjflcld ,
la Haca county. Springfield secured the
scat , at tbo election held last fall. Boston.
claims that Springfield lias not tbo amount
of county property necessary to prevent the
scat from bein ? moved by a minority v < ti
this falL The only available bui dine for
the county court house was a hotel building
In Boston A. few v celts ago this \vns EOld
at sheriffs sale and was boupht by Spring
field parties. Saturday night a party left
Springfield for Boston to move the building
to the former town to use as a court bouse ,
thus preventini ; the county scat issue bcinpt
raised this fall by reason of prominent Im
provements being made Tlio building vaa
moved about five miles toward Sprinfield ,
Which is aDouttv.enty-fi\e miles from Bos
ton , when the pcoplu of tha latter place dis
covered the trkk and immediately organized.
All the available horsts and rifles were
brought into requisition and a pursuit made.
Upoa overtaking the party a b.ittle began ,
which ended in the Springfield party being
driven from the bulldmp , which was then
burned by the cBostonians. Great excite
ment prevails , but owing to the locations of
the towns nevs is hard to obtain , Se\eral
parties arrived hero from Springfield last
night and departed hurriedly after tbuyinj ?
all. the cartridges thev could Jlnd in town , It
is reported th&t s e\eral parties were seri
ously wounded and two killeol during the
light , but the news is not authentic.
TMIOV11LE .V il.iK.E\'S KOAU9.
A. Temporary Strike Ties Up tlio
Frcicht Business.
TERRE HA.ITE , Ind. , Sept. i ) . Some ttmo
ago a federation was formed of a number of
operators and clerVs on the roids comprising
the.Mackay sjstemwitha view to searing
Increased pay It was the intention soon to
mate a demand , but yesterday , lenrninz thnt
the secretary of the organization , W D.
Sears cf Princeton , had been , discharged ,
many of the men decided to strikoat o&ce. A.
demand was made on the company for his re
instatement and an Increase ot pny. The of
ficials replied that the matter would have to
betaken under advisement , nnd laj > t night
tbe men struck. Today , honover , President
Hopkins of the federation telegraphed the
men on ttio EvansvlUo Si Term Haute and
Evansville A Indianapolis roads to go to
work praain ? a conference. The company
claims that bears was discharge ! , not be
cause of the federation , but for other peed
reasons There was some delay to freight
trains this icorcicg but none to the passen
The Denrer Swi tell men's Strike.
DEXTER , Colo. , Sept. 2o. There was very
little change in the switchmen's strike In the
Union PacLflo yards today. The company is
working thirty-five new men and se\cn en
gines , and declare that tinder Bums they
have today moved more freight than they did
with the old force of Ii5 men and thirty en-
pines in the same length of time , fone of
the strikers have signified adcairo to return
nnd probably all their places will be lllled by
new men , and it is likely also that tha
Snitchmcn's brotherhood utll refuse to Uilw
up the fight
Hotti Partira Coiicoilctl 1'olntn.
Cntciao , Sept , S3. A compromise has been
effected between the ILinois Central railroad
and the train men , who inajo a demand a four
AU-oks ago for an iucieaso in u-a rs , Tha-
nUter was settled today , both parties CM- .
ceding points.
Harvard Opens.
BOSTON , Sept. S. Harvard college opened
today witb. a fresmnan class numbering 400 ,
the largest In its blatorv. The n mber of
new students entering thcadiar 'Jclasses
this term li particularly noticealilo.
Atalo ,
NE-VT HJ VBV , Conn. , Sept. 23Tho fresa-
iraii class that 111 enter Vale today Is tbo
largest that ever entered. The academic
freshman dans will have 2W > members and
the scientific class will number 150 ,
a total of110 frtuumen.
Order Restored inMunlpiifr.
CAtaTTi , Sept. si3 Order has bwn re
stored in Miuipuer Tha maUara ah bu-i at > >
dlcutxl ( In ( i\crU UU brother.