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    HE
A wim\rm nA'V' TvrrnTvrrxrn on
Opinions of Doctors as to the Oansa of
Sbecdy's ' Death.
SYMPTOMS OF MORPHINE POISONING ,
of Ilio Ilrnln "May AHU !
Hiivo neon tli CatiHo Tlio
Kvlilenco In the
Case.
Ltxcoi.x , Nob. , May 19. [ Special to Tun
HRR.J Tha day lias boon devoted entirely to
tbo hearing of expert teitlmony In thoShccdy
inunlcr cnso. Tbo examination of Dr. Ever
ett consumed tbo major portion of tbo dnv
nml seine Interesting testimony was elicited
from him The doctor helped dross Sbcedy's
wound1 * tbo night bo win Injured , was culled
in tbo next morning tit 4 o'clock ,
participated In the consultation a few
hours later , helped nt the core
ner's Inquest , and u little over three weeks
ngo helped to dig up tbo body again , and had
inndo a careful examination of tbo skull. The
llvorond bladder had been turned over to
I'rof. lluyncs of the Kush medical college ,
Chicago , ono of the most famous lexicologists
In the country. Tlio latter statements
caused considerable consternation among tbo
attorneys for the defense.
Dr. ( Jannctt , who was on the witness
stand yesterday , was put on again today.
He testified mainly concerning the effects of
morphine poisoning. Ho declared that ordi
narily a toxic dose of morphlno showed Its
effects In from thirty to forty minutes.
At this Juncture Strode soiled a small
book bound In calf , and walking up to the
witness held It In his face. Ho then asked :
"What book is tbatl" pointing to the vol
ume.
"It Is labelled 'Tajlor on Poisons' , " was
the reply.
Opening the book , Strode said : "Just read
those lines. "
The witness road : "The effects of mor-
pblno poisoning nro noticeable within from
llftcon to thirty minutes. "
"Now , " said Strode , "haven't you read an
authority which says that tbo affects of mor
phlno polsoi.lng nro noticeable within from
fifteen to thirty minutes ( "
Lambortson objected that such was not a
fair and proper way of making an examina
tion. "I object , " said he , "to these gentle
men educating the witness. " The judge
sustained the objection. Strode then asked
the witness : "What medical authority can
you elto that says that It , icqulrcs from thirty
to forty minutes for n toxin dose of morphlno
to innka Itself manifest ! "
' 1 nO WllUC.HS SIUU'U lUUk I1U UC1IUVUU UU UUU
gotten tbo Men from n table of statistics
published in a certain medical work. This
work was lying on the table near which the
attorneys were sitting. Strode sci/.cd it
nnil demanded :
' Now show me whore it says that it takes
from thlrtv to forty minutes for a toxic dose
of morphlno to take effect. Just point It
out. "
Tno witness took the book , but after look
ing through It for n few minutes , said that bo
could not find anything. Whoivmpon Strode
remarked :
"Then you ware mistaken , weren't you ! "
The witness admitted that bo was as far as
tho"authority for the sumo wns concerned.
Tbo wltnesss was then again asked when the
effects 01 a toxic or poisonous dose of mor
phine was administered bow long it would bo
before tbo effects would bo noticeable. Ho
replied :
"In from twenty to fifty minutes , Judging
from my own oxperlenco. "
"Arc vou in tbo habit of administering
poisonous dosiis of morphine ! " demanded
Stearns. "You speak of your own experi
ence. "
Lnmbortson objected to this question as an
Insult and the Interrogation was withdrawn.
Tbo witness then was asked concerning bis
oxperlenco with patients who bad been
poisoned by morphlno. Ho related ono in-
Blanco. In thit cnso the symptoms were tbo
same ns tboso manifested by John Sboedy.
Witness had also bad several other patients
suffering from tbo same cause.
Atlornoy Slrodo. counsel for Mrs. Shocdy ,
then naked :
"Tho symptoms In concussion of t'ao brain ,
compression of the brain and morphlno
poisoning may bo the same , may they noti"
"Yes , sir , " was the reply.
"Cannot death result from concussion of
the brain without showing any disturbance
in that organ at the post mortemi"
"It might. "
"Such n blow ns Hint received by John
Sbecdy might cause concussion of the brain ,
might It not ! "
"It might. "
"Is it Impossible- dlagnoslcato a case of
morphlno poisoning from Iho post inortom
examination alonof. "
"It Is. "
The witness then continued : "Such a blow
was sufllcient to cause death , but I do not
think that In this case it did. Them was
some extravasation of blood , but It was from
mi oil [ wound at tbo back of tbo hood. "
Strode then asked :
"In death from morphine poisoning are not
the convulutlons of the brain somewhat
flattened ! "
"I don't know. "
The witness then continued : "In tbo post
mortem of tlio bodv there was noticeable-
excessive moisture of the brain. There was
coagula in the heart. The lungs were
slightly congested. From what I saw at the
post mortem examination , 1 do not know
that John Sbecdy bad died from tbo effects
of mornhhio. I would not have suspected
morphlno poisoning from what I saw."j
Uo-cross examination : "Did you make an
examination at ttio time of the upper part of
the spinal cord or the medulla oblongtul"
"I did. "
"Stato Its conditions , "
"Tho rcsseU were very congested at tbo
surface. I wunld expect to see uch an en
gorgement of the blood vessels at that point
in case of morphine poisoning. "
At this juncture tlia witness was asked to
show the Jury certain dlscoloratlpns on tbo
skull. This was objected to by Stroilo because i.
cause the skull had not been offered In evi
dence. Lambertson then said :
" \Vo oiler the skull In evidence. Now , wo
will see what you will object to. "
Strode then said : "We object to the pres
entation of tbo skull In evidence because it
was taken from the body long after the
oftlchd examination ; because it has not been
in the ofllciul custody of anybody and because
no pers-on on the part of the defense has
known or been apprised of the fact that the
ekull wns to bo offered in evidence. "
Objection overruled.
Tbo iloelor then stopped forward and
showed the Jury the various dlsroloratlonson i
the skull , The witness then stated : "On
the ro-oxnmlimtton ot the skull after Uio
autopsy I hnvo como to tha conclusion thai
the blow was of greater force than 1 had at
first believed. "
On RoliiK back to the witness stand hn con
tinued ; " 1 have seen several cases of mor
phlno poisoning. The congestion of tbo
nervous cord might have boon caused by
compression or concussion of ttio brain , or by
morphlno poisoning. "
" \Vhnhircdyou to make this examina
tion ! " demanded Strode.
"Dr. Kvoruit asked mo to assist him In the
work. "
"How much money nro you to get forltl'1
and Strode cast a wfckjd look at tha witness.
"I don't know. Nothing has been said
about pay. "
"So U Is n labor of love on vour part , Is It , "
ancorad Strode , "or nro you interested in the
conviction of Mrs. Sheeny I"
To this Mr. Lambortson objected , "Mr.
Btrodo , " said ho , "may go on the witness
Mmul himself if ho carries out his threats ,
and ho would not like to have mo ask him ,
how much ha was to got for his services for I i
atttiniptlii' ' to save Mrs , Shccdy from pun- '
Ithtncul , "
"W ll , " rctorlcJ Strodo. ! am not , at
least , going to rccelvo ns much ns you said I
was Saturday , tlfi.OOO. Furthermore , I have
not been around to the newspaper men mak
ing hints of the hlg fee to bo received by
the lawyers on the other side , " and ho cost n
semi-humorous , soinl-snvugo look at Lain-
bertnon.
"I am sorry , " said Mr. Lnmbertson in his
usual qulot way , "that vou are not going to
receive as much ns I believed you woro. "
Dr. Kverctt was called. Ho testified that
ho was at the Shecdy reslacnco n few min
utes after the assault on Shcody. Mrs.
Shccdy was calm and collected. Witness
helped dress Shcedy's wound. Old not think
the wound serious at the tlmo. " 1 was called
ul-5 o'clock" ho continued , "tho morning fol
low tng. Later there was a consultation of
live physicians. I was present. All but ono
symptom showed that there was evidence of
morphia poisoning Instead of concussion of
the brain. The salient symptoms of mor
phine poisoning nro : Tbo respiration is slow ,
pulse more rapid at llrst , then slower , the
limbs and organs nro paralyzed , the pupils of
thaoyo bccomocontmetcd ; sometimes they nro
dilated. In compression of the bmln the
symptoms nro .somewhat .similar. In the
case of Mr Shceilv the pupils of the eye were
normal. It was supposed that atrophcno had
been given In connection with the morphlno
to produce this result , ns ntrophcno has di
reetly the opposite effects of morphine and
the two together would hnvo n neutral effect
on the pupils of the eyo. Tbo symptoms of
concussion of the brain nro dizziness , fnco
palu. Tbo patient did not show any evi
dence ) of concussion. Tbo patient was not
In any way suffering from concussion of the
brain when I was called In. Concussion Is
mndo apparent Immediately. Morphine may
lay In the stomach for n number of
hours before manifesting luelf. Mor
phia induces natural sleep nt llrst
apparently. I participated In the autopsy.
The brain was uccldeul.v wet , abnormally so.
This to mj' mind was an evidence that death
was produced from an Injury to the brain , "
Tlio doctor then dcscriocd the condition of
the various organs , the stomach and bowels
being apparently healthy , the liver en
larged , the heart showing fatty degeneracy ,
and a gall stone being In the gall bladder
The description was similar to Dr. 13each
ley's.
"I do not think , " continued the witness ,
"that tbo condition of his vital organs had
anything to do with his death. Had ho been
n perfectly healthy man the blow might have
killed him. I was present at the irrnvo April
"J when tbo body wns disinterred the second
tlmo. Wo took out the heat ! , liver and
bladder. Dr. Gannett and myself took
charge of the head. The bladder
and liver were taken in charge
bv Prof. Haynes of Hush medical
college , Chicago. Ho Is n general chomlst
and lexicologist. Ho Is considered among
the best In the country. Dr. ( Jannott and I
examined the skull and brain , and found the
Injury far moro extensive than wo had at
llrst supposed. "
"What In your opinion was the cause of
Shoedy's death ! " asked Lambortson.
"I think John Shecdy died from morphine
poisoning" was the startling reply.
"If morphine poison had not been adminis
tered , do you believe that tbo blow was sufll
cient to kill him ? ' '
"Vna allI cln II
At this nstonlshlngrcply everybody stared.
Coutt then adjourned until 2 o'clock.
On the reconvening of court in the after
noon Dr. Everett was put on tbo witness
stand nnd for nn hour nnd n quarter was sub
jected to a 11 ro of sarcasm , qui/zing and ques
tions. The effect of this cross lire did not af
fect the witness except to strengthen the iis-
sertlon that the blow might have been fatal.
The witness did not , however , exhibit tbo
positivcncss about the subject of morphine
poisoning thnt wns expected.
II. P. Love wns called. Ho testified : "I
was passing ilown in front of the Hotel Muck
on the Monday following the assault on John
Shccdy. I accidentally ran against Monaay
McFarland and ho said : 'Get out of the way
or I will servo you ns I did Shcedv. ' "
Strode then lost his head ana fired ques
tions at Iho witness almost faster than ho
could answer. His original statement was
not , however , shaken. Witness then said
that when Monday McFarland thus accosted
him ho wns coming up out of the barber
shop near tbo Mack hotel. Witness could not
remember the nppcaranco of the cauo Mc
Farland had nt the time.
Dr. Mitchell was then called. Ho testi
fied : "I was at the E'.ieedy residence nbout
noon on the dnv following the assault of John
Shocdy. I was called In to help consider tbo
matter of trophanlng the smill. Wo came to
the conclusion that it was not host. I con
curred in that opinion.Vo could not tro-
pliano the base of the brain because it is out
of reach. In my opinion the pressure wns nt
the bnso of the brain. A blow nt
the front of the head may affect
mainly the bnso of the brain. I was present
nt the autopsy. I did not participate. I
went there morel1 to see whether I wus cor
rect In my opinion at the tlmo of the consul
tation. "
At this time Philpot nroso and declared
tbnt Dr. Holyoke , a witnoss.was present nnd
asked thnt ho bo ordered out. The Judge in
formed the coroner to go , and ho got.
The witness continuous
"Iho medulla oblongnta was not entirely
removed. The symptoms of compression of
the brain are loss of consciousness nnd in
ability to arouse tbo patient , sometimes
there Is n slow pulse nnd sometimes it Is fast ,
the bowels are loose and tbo bladder torpid.
I have no reason to believe that I should
change my tlrst opinion that It was compres
sion of the brain that caused death. The
effects of compression of the brain nro not
always manifest. Sometimes the effusion or
pouriiiL' out of scrum through the membrane
of the brain may not show its effects for
hours. There wns n fracture of the malar
bone , "
When Lambertson nsked the witness why
ho was nt the autopsy , Phllpot , attorney for
the negro , objected to the answer and said :
"Why , I was present at the autopsy my
self Mid I didn't take any part in it. "
Mr. Lmubortson retorted : "You were
ruled out on account of incompctoncy. "
A laugh went around nt this rejoinder.
MaiMhnI Mollckwnsput on the stand nml
Identified certain photographs ns fair ropre-
fcntntlons of northeastern , north western and
southern views of tbo Shccdy residence.
The witness wns then excused.
Mr. Lambortson then addressed the court
and said that there were only two moro witnesses -
nesses to bo pnt on the stand. They were
Myron Wheeler , tbo stenographer who took
n shorthand report of the second and third
confessions of Monday MeFarlnnd , whllo the
other wns Mrs. P. H. Swift. Nothing wns
said about the Introduction of PrDf. Hnyncs
of Chicago ns n witness. Mr. Lambertson do-
clared that Airs. P. II Swift and Mr.
Wheeler were not available nnd nskod that
court bo ndjourned until tomorrow morning.
This mlscd n most decided objection from
the defense ngnlust Mrs. P.H.Swift up-
pearlng , ns her nnmo had been endorsed on
the information ns P. H. Smith , btrodo tin-
nlly acknowledged thnt ho had been to sco
Airs. Swift's husband to endeavor to discover
what testimony she would produce.
Mr. Lnmbertson then remarked : "So you
went down to see Mrs. Swift , did yout"
Strode retorted : "Paul Drawn , the great i . -
criminal lawyer , says thnt the defense should I i
ndmlt nothing.n
" 1 think. " said Mr. Lambertson , "that ho
nlso added 'In desperate cases.1"
"You mean in desperate cases for tbo
piosocutlon , " spoke up Strodo.
Lnmbortson l6okod at Strode in n fatherly
wav nnd the usual quiet laugh went around ,
The defense then wanted to know why
Oennls She dy , sr. , nnd Dennis ShcoJy , Jr. ,
were not to bo put on the witness stand.
They declared that they wished to put these
gentlemen on the witness stand and supposed
that ns their names were endorsed on the
bnck of the Information that they were to
appear nsjvltnossos.
"If you wish , " said Mr. Lnmbortson , "wo
will send for these gentlemen nnd pay their
faro hero so thnt they mny nppcar as wit
nesses for vou.1
Court then adjourned. Later it was
learned from tlio prosecution thnt Prof.
Hayncs wus sick and unnblo to npncur , a fact
that wns dec ply rcgruttcd , as his examina
tion of the contents of the bladder wns ono of
the most important things to bo presented in
ovldmico.
Cut Down hy Krost.
Hooi'esTo.v , 111 , , May 10. Growing crops
and fruit were badly damaged by n heavy
frost last night. Grapes were killed. Two-
nthirds of the bOO acres of peas belonging tote
tl'o ' Iloopcston canning company were cut to .
tbo ground ,
'
IGNATIUS HAD A SCHEME ,
Minnesota's ' Oipbor Statesman Causes a
Sensation at the Oincinuati Conference
NIPPED IN THE BUD BY THE CHAIRMAN ,
Scvcrnl StatcH Knvor the Tlilril Party
I'laii AVenvcr Slnkcs Hlinsoir
Ilcnril Committee I'lut-
form Appointed.
CIXCINXATI , O. , May 19. The opening dav
of the national union conference was blessed
with mild temperature. The morning hours
were occupied by the state delegations per
fecting their organization. A feature that
has attracted some attention this morning Is
the apparent apathy of the south , the dele
gates from that section being few In number.
Wide interest attached to the presence
among the delegates of an unusually inrco
number of prominent labor men , particularly
Kalghts of Labor loaders. It is rtimorod
that the knights nro In nctlvo alliance with
tbo southern delegates nnd others to prevent
the convention organizing n third party
nt this tlmo. General Master Workman
Powdorly. in an Interview with the Asso
ciated press representative today. Just before
the convention wns called to order said :
"It is not true that cither myself or the
other general officers or members of the order
here nro , as u body , working In nny such
way. As a matter of fact , " continued Pow-
derly , "I am not hers as n delegate to the
convention , but to attend the mooting of the
general executive board of the Knights of
Labor , called to meet hero simply that the
members of the board wished to keep heartily
in touch with the people wno would bo hero. "
The various states held n meeting at Music
hall this morning. The attendance was largo
and tbo buslniws was chiefly of n routine
character. The Ohio delegation decided in
favor of the immediate organization of a
third party and of government loans direct
to tbo people on reasonable secur
ity , nt interest not to exceed 2
per cent per annum. Almost to n man they
declared themselves , regardless of what ac
tion wns taken by the national conference ,
ns bound to hnvo nt once nn independent
state ticket In the field In Ohio.
The delegations froti Massachusetts , Penn
sylvania. Tennessee , California and Louisi
ana also favor n third party. South Dakota
opposed the formation of n Uilrd party. Of
these from Kansas the majority were favor-
nblo to a now organisation , but there was
some opposition to nny radical action nt this
time. A bout seven ty-llvo delegates nro preset t
from Illinois , but as there was some trouble
nhnnt. nnulnntlnlit nn ilnnlalnn ti'no r-ilrnn 'I'lin
Iowa delegates , of which there are sovcntv-
iivo present , favor n new party , but are in
doubt ns to Its advisability at this time.
Prominent among the members of the com-
mittco on resolutions are General J. B.
Weaver of Iowa and John SelU of Ohio.
While tbo state meetings wnro in progress
tbo Illinois men to the number of 10J met nnd
elected A. J. Strcoter chairman of the dele
gation nnd II. 13. Tnnborcek vlco chairman.
Colonel S. P. Norton of Chicago , wns elected
as the Illinois member of the national com
mittee.
To the inspiring strain of the "Star
Spangled Manner'1 from the great organ tbo
delegates took the places assigned them ,
Kansas and Nebraska getting the most prom
inent places , close to tbo stago. Resides the
national colors the only decorations were the
banners of the Knights of Labor assemblies
and kindred traJo organizations.
At exactly 2 p. in. n conference delegate
advanced to the front of tbo stapo and ac
companied by the great organ , lead the nud-
lenco in singing , "My Countrv , 'Tls of
Thee. "
At the conclusion of the song Rev. D. T.
Foster .of Cincinnati invoked the divine
blessing. The delegates repeated with him
the Lord's prayer.
Captain Power of Indiana tbon read the
official call for tbo conference nnd requested
organizations therein named to rise ns their
names were called , which was done. The
appearance of each delegation was erected
with applause.
Charles E. Cunningham of Arkansas was
introduced as temporary chairman , the
formality of nn election belngdlspensed with ,
lie made a fervid appeal for harmony.
An alllaneo song to the tune of "John
Brown's Body" wns the next feature of the
proceeiiings.
W. H. Hobbo of Iowa nnd G. F. Wnshburn
of Massachusetts were made assistant secre
taries.
The first real excitement In the convention
wns caused by no loss u person than Ignatius
Donnelly of Minneapolis. IIo did It with n
harmless looking llttlo suggosslon. Every
thing was sailing alone In serenity , with roll
call following roll call on the appointment of
committees , when Mr. Donnelly nroso nnd
moved that to save tlmo tbo appointment of
committcemen by each state be compiled In n
lump , each state naming all of its committeemen -
men at once , including the member of the
nominal commlito.
Instantly there wns nn uproar nnd dozens
of dcloRntcs were on their feet shouting for n
chance to strike the first blow in the fight
for or against the immediate organization of
n national third party. If Donnelly's ' mo
"
tion was carried" the convention was 1mi
plledly committed thereby to immediate or |
ganlzotlon and nil hone of postponing such
action was thrown to Iho winds.
General J. B. Weaver of Iowa was the in- I
dividual whoso lungs proved the strongest. '
Striding down the alsld , his white moustache
quivering with pugnacity , ho pointed his
long arm at Donnelly and hotly denounced
the latter's proposition ns nn attempt to
pledge tbo convention on the sly to the most
vital action without ono word of dissension.
Donnelly's sturdy figure , bolt upright ,
could bo been among the Minncioti delega
tion , his blue eyes llnshlne whllo Weaver
stormed. The celebrated originator of the
Shakespeare-Bacon cipher restrained himself
with dltliculty under the lashing of the Iowa
man and when Donnelly finally got a chauco
to edge n word of reply" his smooth shaven ,
clear cut countenance was flushed with pas
sion. IIo disclaimed any intention to take
an undue ndvantago.
Again there was n prolonged hubbub , ended
nt last by the b.ild-headed , silver-bearded ,
genial chairman , Cunningham , dexterously
putting olT for the tlmo being the inevitable
struggle by declaring Donnelly's motion out .
of order.
Whllo the skirmish was then progressing a -
few bets weru offered among the spectators
that the convention would cot no furtherout 1
would split it nt the very outset.
A motion to adjourn until T o'clock this .
evening did not prevail and the following I
names were ndopted ns members of the com-
mittco on resolutions witti instructions to go
Into session nnd prepare tbo convention's.
'
'ntfgrm . :
Alabama , ; Arkansas , J. O. Bush ;
California , II. K. Dillon ; Colorado , U. J.
CurtU ; Connecticut. Uquort Stone ; North
Dakota. ; South Dakota , Charles M.
Fee ; District of Columbia , D. A. Bahnd ;
Genririn , 15. D. Post ; Idaho , j Illinois ,
James W. Dill ; Indiana , M. C Kankin ; In
dian territory , , Iowa , J. B. Weaver ;
Nebraska , J. H. Poivcrs ; Kansas , J.
G. Otis ; Kentucky , L. D. Dustln ;
Massachusetts. W. D. Smith ; Michi
gan , Mrs. S. 13. Mercy ; Minnesota ,
I. Donnelly ; Missouri , Loverott Leonard ;
Montana , ; Navnda , ; Now
Hampshire , ; NOW.ICMOV , ; Now
Moxlco , ; Now York , Will ! tin IIwiry ;
North Carolina , ; Ohio , John Soltz ;
Oregon , Pennsylvania , F1. U. Agtiow ;
HohoJo Maud. Kalthclst ; South Carolina ,
; Tennessee , 11. II Osborno ; Texas ,
J. O. D'lvlsj ' Virginia. ; Washington ,
; West Vlrgtihu , Viii A. Dinzis \ -
conMn , N. Schilling ; Wyoming , II. K.
Shears ; Oklahoma , .
The courtesies of the Cincinnati chamber
of commnrco nnd tbo Merchants' exchange of
Cincinnati were hero announced ns extended
to the delegates during their stay in the city
nnd nn enterprising photographer worked in
the further announcement that ho would
gratuitously take tbo pictures of tbo Kansas
Amid si-cat laughter nud cheering for Kan-
sas tbo conference adjourned till tomorrow nt
U n. m ,
A mortifying occurrence took place nt the
opening of the session. Tbo newly elected
farmer United Suites senator from Kansas
was seen by tbo reporters from the re.ir.
Conscious of the fresh nnd well won laurels
that metaphorically rested upou his brow
Senator Porter smiled proudly ns ho stepped
down the long pnisageway to the scat of
honor that had been reserved for him.
Kvory newspaper man was Instantly on the
nlort to witness nn ovation that would
break nil previous records. As lucit would
have It the same Instant intention or what
ever It wns that led to the untimely outbreak
for Congressman Simpson brought nbout ox-
nctly nn opposite effect In the cnso of Senator'
I'orrer. 1 ho Knns.Uis . were nbsorbcd In the
selection of n committee or some equally en
grossing conference as ho took his seat , ab
solutely unrecognized. Senator PetTcr's ' ox-
panslon slowly but surely disappeared be
hind his shaggy board llko n forest sunset In
winter.
Tonight everybody fell In behind n gor
'
geous brass band , for which funds were
scared up somowhcro Just in the nick of
t ino , nnd nt n meeting in Muslo hall Senator
Peffer ngnln loomed up smiling this tlmo ns
chief orator.
The committee on resolutions mot after the
adjournment of the convention this evening
and organized by making Ig amis Donnelly
chairman. Thceommltteo did not get to
work In earnest for a considerable tlmo and
no one appeared to know how long It would
take them to conclude their labors and reconcIle -
cIlo , If such n thing was possible , the con-
llictlng elements with which they had to
deal.
General Weaver nnd other members of the
committee who emerged nt intervals from the
committee room predicted that , the committee
would do Its work harmoniously and suld
that the St. Louis platform would bo taken
ns a basis upon which to proceed.
It is understood that when the states were
called In the commlttcoon resolutions tonight
Cpngrcssiiian Otis of Kansas proposed that
this conference reaffirm tbo Ocnln nnd St.
Louis platforms and appoint n national com
mittee consisting of ono person from each
state to confer with the members of the
. ° l 1Kn0Joh ° ld ln Cincinnati February
.M , , , ,
"
W , Ibltt , nt which Dr. Mncuno , L. F. Liv
ingston , L. L. Polk , Jerry Simpson nnd oth
ers who nro not fnvorablo ton now party will
bo the leading spirits.
Mr. Otis' proposition , it is said , was
warmly supported by General Weaver of
Iowa and Ignatius -Donnelly of Minnesota ,
nnii u lvl11 Irol" ) Wy form the basis upon
which the committee will perform Its labors.
iho now party men In this conference who
ore hourly growing bolder In their demands
for Immediate action are determined to
head off the Mncuno - Polk - Simpson
contingent , nnd to that end they nro
exerting themselves to have the convention
tnko such action and adopt such n platform
ns will make n new party a certainty in 18 ! .
As " ' n prominent delegate expressed It tonight ,
"W'o propose to strllto whllo the iron is hot
nnd won't tolerate busl-
nny wishy-washy -
Prohibition nnd woman suffrage were
aired by the committee. Messrs Mncuno
mm Simpson nre charged with lingering so
lone in Washington after the adjournment of
congress that they liavo become Impressed
with the Ideas of tboso who uro opposed to
action looking to the formation of n now
party.
At this hour midnight the committee on
resolution is still In session with n prospect
for nn all night meeting. From tlmo to tlmo
there hnvo boon intimations of discord and It
is pretty certain thntjhero is by no means
perfect harmony. 'About 11 o'clock T. V.
Powdcrly was summoned nnd nt midnight ho
entered the committee room. Itis claimed that
ho was called to enlighten the committee on
the subject ot the lai/jr plank. Tbo eight-
hour proposition , submitted in tbo interest
nnd nt the request of the Now England mon ,
Is said to have been aimed at him , nnd the
object in having him , before the committee
was a declaration ns to his attitude on
the question In its present bearing.
When Air. Powderly nrrlvcs nt the
Hotel Emory , where the committee la holdIng -
Ing the session , ho was nt once hustled bo
fore the committee. ' Ralph Bo.iumont was
also present. The appearance of Powdorly
caused something of n scnsntlon nnd ho was
greeted with applause when ho entered the
committee room.
Mr. Norton of the Chicago Sentinel nil-
dressed the commlttop nt great length , urg
ing the formation of n new party nt once , nnd
announcing his intention in the event thai ,
the committee shirked their responsibility im ,
posed upon it , to carry the light into the con
vention.
The feeling In favor of decisive nnd imme
diate action ns to the formation of a now
party has been steadily , growing , nnd what
was bcforo a suggestion is now n demand. It
is said that at least 1UU propositions affecting
different questions must bo passed upon by
the committee. Ignatius Donnelly declares
that the proceedings were harmonious.
The third-partv-on-tbu-spot tonight onthu-
siastlcallv blossomed out wearing pieces of
blue ribbon about nn Inch square on their
white badges. Ono of them said , when asked
its meaning , "Tho child Is already horn and
wo menu to put clothes on It right away , " in
timating that tbo growth of tbo now party
spirit had been such that these who had been
concealing their real sentiments from pru
dential motives are inclined to throw off the
mask and urge immediate notion In the mat-
tor.
The committee on permanent organization
tonight selected Sorintor Poffcr for perma
nent chairman. During the mooting of the
committee a communication was sent in by |
the ICnnsas mon to the effect that they had
withdrawn Peffer nnd desired the selection
of Dclamatcr for permanent chairman , but
, their action was not regarded by the com
mittee in making tholr choice.
. , The committee- rules and order of bus
iness tonight decided that on nil disputed
questions the stntcs phall be called nnd tha
chairman of each delegation shall announce .
tbo number of persqns In favor of n proposl-
tlon nnd those ngnintt it , nnd the majority '
si i all rule. Kansas will bo entitled to cas't
tbo full vote of thosp present , thus giving
that stnto n decided ndvantn'/o , especially on
the third party question.
The easy method of the unconventional
delegates' this conference were finely
illustrated by the oponms of the mass meet
ing sot for 7:1)0 : ) tpnight. The advertised
speakers were Senator Porter nnd others , but
nt 7 : l0 ! no chairman or other celebrities were .
on band. The nudienco negan calling for
favorite speakers. At length Sam Wood ? '
of Kansas rcspoudcd by climbing on
the stngo nnd nsklng n fcllow-dclegato
to Introduce him. Mr. WooJ.s used up n nat
urally strong volco iij his highly successful
effort nt amusing the meeting nnd served nn
excellent purpose until tbo regular order was
taken up.
The meeting propM opened with n song by
n Kansas glee club. For nn encore the song ,
' 'Good Bye , Old Pafty , Good liyo , " rose and
fell with something of the cadence of iln
funeral dirge as the nudionco Joined In the '
ringing refrain.
Conrad Burkhausor was made chairman.
The orator of the evening , Senator Pott
of Kansas , moved with dignity to the front
of the s Intro , this timb amid a storm of ap
plause , nnd began nt , neo bis speech. Ills
voice , wl'.h its soimrcui tonoand _ explosive
bursts , was used deliberately 'and was up-
parcntlv heard eaMly throughout the hall ,
lie delivered n regular farmers' alllaneo
speech. He ndvocn'od the government own
ership of railroads ; the raising of the people
to power , who would make their
own money nnd iso ) It , the dethron
ing of the mono/ power and the ro-
ostaulhlunont of tie authority of the
people. Mr. Poffor closed hy giving the now
p.my n great boom llko this ' 'Does this
mean n now party / [ Cries of "yes. " I What
else nro wo hero for ! " fApplaiise. ] "Tho
prophesy of the hour Is that u new party U
to bn bom hero and Its immo Is to bo the
national paity. ' ' [ Applause. )
After another song by the glee club , lion.
H. H.llkln of Kansas nuurossed the
crowd.
The next spenuer was ono who .had no1
been advertised , bnj jvho received n greeting
that seemed to rnlsu the vaulted nof. I
wns Grand Mutci : < Workman Powdu-ly. IL
began bv dculnrlnu tliat bo could tav amen V
every word Mr. Peffer and Mr. Wllkln bin
voiced , Continuing , ho said , with animation
"For twenty years men who have followoi
thai banner ( pointing to a Knights o
Labor ting In the roar of the btago ) ,
[ cOKTIXLEt ) aTilllll ) I'.VUE. ]
Fully One Thotuaad Dolojatos Prosant at
the Opanbg Session ,
NO SPACE ALLOTTED FOR PROXIES.
Only lloiitlnu HIINIIC | < IH Transitelcil
Tliruatcncil Split AVdcti tie ! Vote
on Permanent
tlon IM Taken.
Dcvvnn , Colo. , May 19. Ono thousand
earnest , Intelligent men , roprajontltig the
leaders of public opinion In the iiortli , south
and west , responded promptly thin morning
nt 10 o'clock when the doors of the Fif tusntri
street theater were oponeJ to tha second
session of the trans-MlssljsIppl congress
Such an array of IntflHlconco is seldom scon
nnd the businesallko nlr of tbo i1ole.itai pro
duced n speedy dlsp itch of business a.nd the
ruling out of everything that could in nny
measure interfere with thoivlim of Lho promoters
meters , who have only commercial uitoroits
nt stake. That the mooting will bo tlivojtofl
of politics is apparent. Aerlciiltun ) , trans
portation and mineral development nro the
only topics under dlscjssloa uiul the ro port
order of business clearly inclicatos thnt no
ulterior motive Is masked by tlio call for tbo
convention.
Houtlno business occupied tlioilny nnil to
morrow the delegates will lO ) cnllod upon to
vote upon the question of permanent organi
zation. This Is tbo llrst trouble tuioatoncct
and possibly the convention will Irrevocably
divldo over the question of silver.
Ex-Governor Anthony of Kansas was
nominated in committee forclm Irmnn , with
D. M. Ferry of Utah second cliolco. Tlio
former mot with strong opposition o\vltig \ to
an Interview in which ho U said to hnvo nsoJ
the words , "I am In favor of free cola ago [ f
you only put 35 cents moro silver In tlio del
lar. " This alleged declnr.itlon aroused the
animosity of the western mon unJ tlie veto
stood to 7 , two dologntes bclnK absent. As
no compromise could bo reached two reports
will bo submitted , anil it is probable that
Mnyor Shnkospoaro of New Orleans may
eventually preside.
Mnyor Shakespeare of New Oilcans nnd a
full complement from Louisiana readied the
city nt daybreak , having been ilolayod by
ovorllows on the Klo ( Sranilo. which e.iusorl
bom to rldo fifty miles with the water ever
ho car axles. They brought n hanUsomo
.lornl ornament six foot high , surmounted by
u dove , ns n present to the temporary cbnlr-
nan. W. W. W. nchnn of Now Orlonns
presented the emblem. Tlio Creicont City-
lias hopes of capturing the convention for the
: hlrd session , and is only opposed by AVich-
ta. which will make n , hard Unlit for the
coveted privilege. Southern dologntos will
insist upon appropriations for the Mississippi
river , and In return will favor * the cla.itr.soC
Galveston fora deep water Inrbor. Texas is
divided ngainst Itself , Houston nssortlng1
thnt Galveston published an ofllclal rrapoC
Texas and omitted It completely. At a con
ference this afternoon it is said Gnlvcston
offered to publicly apologize , but If the npol-
ogv Is not forthcoming Houston will intro
duce n scathing resolution and throw its
strength against the Island town.
On tbo resumption of business In the after
noon the committee on credentials ranortod
delegates present from shtcon states nnd
territories with several en route to hear
from. The actual number in uttendinco
could not bo estimated owing' to tlio brief
tlmo allowed the committee.
\ recess of half nu hour wns profitably
employed by the reception committee In dis
tributing souvenir badges. Thcovoro of
conventional style , suspended Iroin a solid
clasp and embellished with n small silver
brick , the entire motulllc decoration being
1,000 line.
Mnyor Shnkesponro of Nea * Orlenns wns
nvltcd to the stand for a llvo inlnutos'
speech , nnd amid loud crie.i or insistence ho
wns compelled to mount ttio platform. Ho
was received with cheers that were prolonged
for-several minutes. Ho said ho Uuruly
thought the compliment WM.S personal. It
was his fortune to ho plnced in Ills city to
grnpplo with ono of the greatest questions of
this country. They baa ono of the most
peaceable cities in the country , certainly an
American one. [ Cbecrs.J Ho was called
upon to cope with a thousand Imported as
sassins whoso equal in crime could not bo
found elsewhere. 'Americans had no fear of
assassination. They were brought UD that
way and paid no attention to Idle boasts. Ho
loft his own city in pence and had no appre
hensions but that It would icinnin so.
Ex-Governor George T. Anthony of Kan
sas snld ho did not euro to talk to people who
did not want to hear him. Ho confessed em
barrassment to follow Mayor Shakesjie.iro ,
. whom ho rcmarkcdhad occupied tlio-thou hts
' of every man , woman nnd child
for tbo Inst two months. Itwould
pay all to attend the convention
if only to hear Mr. Shakespeare. Ho could
say that Now Orlonns was an American city.
So ho could say of every other city in iho
United Stntcs. [ Cheers. ] Theory sold that
this country could contest anything that was
wrong. Ho would say if theics wa ? anything
that lav heavy on the stoinich to throw It
out. All were entitled to tha fruits of equal
ity , but to pluck them they must be A-inorl-
can citizens.
Ex-Sonator II. A. Tabor of Colorado , was
called upon , nnd drawing out n roll of manu
script entered Into n discussion of tbo mater
ial resources of the country from the coast of
Maine to the Arctic sen , IIo urtred cheap
water transportation by rUor nnd rail and
declared the tlmn hud como for u fusion of
south and west. They were too powerful to
submit to the dietitian of tbo inUlJlo stitos.
Itcclproc'ty of interest was domnnded. Oivo
up the 25 cents on the dollar Knstorn mon
took cereals by a demonctl/ed dollar. Ho
endorsed the resolution ndg | > tcd at the ( Jnl-
vcston , meeting , favoring free colnns-'o , and
insisted that congress tnko remedial stops.
The government bought sllvor at iW cents
nnd coined it into coin nt SI.'Ji , nii'l ' thus rob
bed tbo farmers. Silver producers alone lost
JI.'i 000,003 a year , and farmers n sreat deal
moro on account of their gioator production.
The speaker clto.l statistics to sustain bis
position , and closed hy referring to thu rapid
depreciation of Tarn , lands in MiimchiisoUs
and the alleged Inlluonco of Wall strrct hi
congress , Ho nli < o requested pontlemcn hav
ing resolutions in their pockets to withhold
them if they were calculated to pioduco ills-
nslon.
t this Juncture the committee on order of
business reported , According to their roe-
ommendotlon tlio convontlon will set dully
from ' .I n. in. to ! > p. m. , with tivo houra reccis
nt noon. Dates for the diiL'U'-s.loii ' of special
subjects nro ns follows : Tuesday , 9 n. m. ,
silver coinage , each speaker limltwd to
twenty minutes ; Weduo l.iv , Si : : i ) n. in. , ir
rigation nnd reclamation of arid lands , trans
portation , Mississippi Imnroveiiu'iits , gov
ernment control of lovcos. Hoiiiicpln canal.
Oilier buhjccts to bo diM'ii'.sea at the llrst
opportunity nro r.ulwiiv Kvlsl.itIon , A moil-
ean lead , government of the western Htatos
nnd deep water on the gulf co ist. No prox
ies will bo accepted.
Crawford of Toxns offered an amendment
to the subjects for discussion presirv.it Ion of
forests of thu United Suites and reproducing
lore-its of the United State ? .
Another delegate oxplalnc.l tint the Rub
ied had been covered under tlio boicl of tim
ber culture , but tlio motion was adopted.
Adclcgntc | from Louisiana supgcston n na
tional board of health us a further topic.
Adopted.
Utah wanted Indian lands plvon In sever
ally and provldelnB for tholr hiln. "With
drawn ,
The report m full ns amended was udop-
Ud.
Major It. J , Illntori , special ng.-'nt of nrtcs- -
Inn underflow anil Irrigation inquiries , nd-
dressed the meetlnv In u-rim most < omt > ll
mnntnry of Denver nnd sum urnlingcountry ,
The questions before th nio'tltu' ' , ho rild ,
were of such Importance thii' tli' y could no *
divotu too much tlmo to their
Regarding the reclamation of arid lands , ho
favr ! hu liberal policy In congress dl < j-
ho resolution of the pjonlo which
wouv * . V > bl thorn to build up n now empire
on tllj. Mitliicnt with "Irrigation and In-
iluHtty * \\io \ \ motto of the people nnd thu .safe-
euiinl-\io { toller.
AtP \ ? " Wluslon of Mr Hlnton's remarks
tha coil ; . * V took a resets until tomoirow
o'clock.
They U\\Atteiupt to JimtHV tlio
* \ Ki ling.
STUKOH. \ V , May lO.-fSppelal Tele-
( ? r.-.m to 'n . ii-SboriiT : : | Honvor nml
United St-Uus Marshal Matthle.ien returned
this afternoon wtt'i ' Pete and Nols Culbort-
son , Alvm Marvin and James Jitiens , four
parties Indicted for killing Indian Few Tails.
The other Ouliwrtson will come In nnd stand
Ji'lnl nj soon ns word reaches him that ho Is
InillctiM , The prlioncn made nn reslstenco
when the oniccrs found them. They nre vcrv
reticent but express the belluf that they will
! , ' , T , ° no trollbl ° 'o ' Justify the killing of Few
i nils , l ho men wilt bo arraigned tomorrow ,
imt as the United States prosecuting nttor-
tioy for boiuh Dakota cannot bo present to
assist the state's Attorney , owing to Plenty
hoi-scs' now trial nt Sioux Falls on the SMh
lust , , they will bo held till the fall term of
the circuit court.
KcfiTshing D.ikotu Shower.
8rot'vl'\ii.i/s S. IX , May lit. fSpicml Tel
CKrom to Tni : BirTho : ] first heavy rain
shower In two weeks occurred this morning
nml crops nro braced-up wonderfully. The
entire Sioux valley , covering n width of 100
miles , received tno benefit of the shower.
CllvMiiniii.MN , S. I ) . , May 111 [ Special
Telegram to Tin : Hii : : . | A severe rainstorm
Is general In this section of tbo state tonight
but llttlo rain had fallen during the past two
\vooks and the ground had become very dry
on the surface. The largo amount of
moisture previously In the ground having ,
hoivovcr , pulled growing crnln through with
out injurv. The rain tonight will greatly en-
coui-airo farmers.
Ijlijuor , Mrii
liAin\ooi : > , S. D. , May 19. [ Special Tele
gram to Tun BI.I : . I Four of the saloon nun
of Central City were arrested today nnd
brought Into the county court on Information
charging the halo of Intoxicating liquors in
violation of the prohibition law. The men
were released on bail to appear and plead
at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning. These nre the
llrst criminnl proceedings brought against
liquor men in the Hluck Hills , and will be
\vutcked with interest.
( irniul Ijodgo orOddlVllows.
YASKTON , S. D. , May 19. [ Special Tclo-
trrnm to Tin : Hm.l : The first annual meet-
inp of the grand lodge of Oddfellows of South
Dakota Is In session in this city. The attend
ance Is largo nnd the.session Is ono of much
importance. Ono year ago the territorial
grand lodpo was dlvliled and out of It the two
grand lodges of South Dakota and North Da
kota were created. The territorial grand
loJgo was orgariUed In Vuukton sixteen jears
ago.
Women at tin ; I'ollu.
MiTcnn.i. , S. D. , May 10. [ Special Tele
gram to Tut ; 13ii : ; . ] The election for mem
bers of the hoard of education today de
veloped quite-n , lively contest. Henry Noble
nad AV. II , llohvlg were elected without op
position , whllo Ooorgo Minor was elected
over D. Collins and L. Q. Hurdcsty ever II.
D. VCinrd. This was the first trial of the
women nt voting , nbouU sovonty-Ilvo of
whom availed tuomsolvci of the opportunity.
KUIfd liy HiH Own Trap.
DnApwoon , S. D. , May 10. ( Special Tele
gram to TIM : Bcc. | Word was brought to
Dendwood today that while trying to bait n
bear trap bo had just completed , George Hod-
and , a Swede living near the mining camp
of Kochford , full into the trap ho himself had
set nnd wns instantly killed by two of the
sharpened wooden htakes penetrating his
body , one Into the lungs , tbo other golnp into
his bowels.
A Hey Drowned.
Srntoi , S. D. , May 10. | Special Tele ) i
gram to Tin : Bin : . ' ; Word reached hero this I 1
afternoon of the drowning of the flvo-ycar-
31U L > oy 01 Isaac AI. uase , a ranchman living
twenty miles in the country. This is tbo
second child lost uy the family in this man
ner. The mother is losing her mind from
griof.
THE JDEM'EJt I'OISOKI.VK.
Mr . Worrell' * Trent iiiont of
Itnrnnliy In Situ Kruiiuisco.
Svx Piuscisco , Cal. , May 19. Mrs.
Uarunhy , the wealthy Hhodo Island widow
, vlio tiled at Denver last month from the
effects of poison , was in this city from March
23 to April 0 nnd
, during that time was
.mated by Mrs. Dr. Martin for paralysis.
Mrs. Martin says whenever Mrs. Durnaby
Isitcd her oftico she was nc'-ompantod by a
woman who is said to have been Mrs. Wor-
rci. According to the physician , the woman
treated Mrs. Bnrnuby very roughly and the
latter feared her greatly. The doctor said
Mrs. Unrnahy told her she wanted to leave
the woman , but she was unable to do so.
How Dr. Graves PIIHSCS tlin Tlmo ,
DB.vvnii , Colo. , May 111. Dr. Thatcher
jravos spent a very peaceful night In the
county Jail and early -this morning was
reetcd hy his wife , who came ever from her
hotel , took breakfast and remained with him
during the day. Ho was granted the priv
ilege of the corridors nnd is only locked up nt
night. In conversation today ho dnclarcd ho
was plaa ho hnd been nrrniteil , for it will
give him an opportunity to prove his Inno
cence. IIo will bo arraigned before Judge
( iiahnm tomorrow nnd will enter n plea of
not entity. No attempt will ho inndo to se
cure Dall until District Attorney Stevens re
turns from CJrcolr , whcro ho Is attending the
McCoy murJcr trial.
Till : It'K.t'M'HIllt t'UKEV.ltT.
For Omnha nnd Vicinity Showers ;
slightly wannor.
For the Dahotns Showers ; stationary
temperature , oxeupt cooler In southern South
Datolfa mid extreme North Dakota ; south-
orlvwinds. .
For Iowa Showers , with severe local
storms ; cooler by Wednesday night ; south
Winds.
For Nebraska Showers ; cooler by Wednes
day night ; winils becoming northeily.
For Missouri generally fair , except show
ers nnd hlfh winds In Njrthwoiturn portion ;
slltrlitlv wanner ; southeast winds.
For Kimsas Generally fair , except show
ers in extreme eastern portions ; cooler by
\\cdnesdny \ night ; winds becoming north
westerly.
For Colorado Generally fair ; coo'ler ;
variable \ \ bids.
! f-Hiushlp Arrivals.
At Ilreir.cn The F.ms , from Now Yprk.
Pa soJ rtrowheud The CiVyof Now Yorlc ,
for LiverpDol from Now York.
At Southampton The Steamer Hnvol ,
from New York for Urummi.
At Qiiconstovvn The Novndn , from Now
Yorlc for Liverpool.
At New York The Frlostaml , from Ant
werp ; iho Galileo , from Hull.
Tin' Ponili Iteoui-il.
ATfiii'Ov , Kan. , May 19. fSpaclnl Tele-
pram toTin. HBP. ) Colonel Jaciib S. Go.ir-
linrt , u roalilont of Atchlson nlm-j I MM , died
this morning of kidnuy tmuble , ngud suv-
cnty-thMO yoirs. Ho was colonel of the
ICIslith 11111101 * cavalry during the war.
Must Siniiil 'I Hal.
YOIIK , Mav 111 , The demurrer of the
New Hnven railroad directors to the indict-
mouts chnrglng them with keeping stoves in
tholr Bic.iin curs contrary to the statute wns
overruled , and they uust now stand trial.
NUMBER 3IU.
WEARY OF POLITICAL ABUSE ,
General Belief That Pension Oommisslonel
Hanm Will Design ,
CANDIDATES ANXIOUS TO SUCCEED HIM ,
KslnlilUheil AgnliiHt Ciiu-
nitliin Moult CiittltSlilpniDiit lU-g-
iilatloiiM Allliiui'o NIMVH nt
AYitBli Ing ton I'.iteiitH G ranlcil.
WASHINOTOV itnr.xwTnn HKK , )
filJt \iMiTin I : STIIIIKT , >
WA iiisiirov , 1) . O. , May IP. )
Up to this evening I'linslon Commissioner
Knnm has not called upon the president nnil
the Impression Is thnt ho Is wnltlng to tioo
Secretary Noble , who will i-oturr. from St.
Louis within n day or two , nnd that both the
secretary nml the commissioner wi confer
with the president rotative to tbo latter re
signing. It Is generally believed that tbo
commissioner will retire from the ofllce ,
being weary of abuse from his political
and person * ! enemies. The general has told
his friends that tie llrst wanted to talic the
matter over fully with Secretary Noble , ex
plaining everything , so that ho himself
would bo blameless , nnd then If Uii > proiiilont
felt that It would embarrass him to maintain
the present conditions in the oftlco the re-dg-
nation would bo promptly nt his disposal.
Otherwise the resignation would not bo ton-
tiered. ( ioiior.il Uaiim sinuily wants to do
what Is best for the countrv nnd the adminis
tration. Ho Is frank n > ul fair and his manly
course Is making him friends dally.
( "AXIMIUTKS roil Till ) COMMISSIOSinisllll' .
W bile the Indlannns have good reason to
believe that the commissionur.shlii will go to
thelrstato there is a Hurry among a nuinhcr
of prominent men outside of that state anxi
ous to become tictiornl Uaum's successor.
The mime of ox-Governor Heaver of Penn
sylvania Is again mentioned , ( ienoral Henvor
was In the rnco at the time Uoncrnl Kauni
was appointed. The fact thnt Senator Quay
dropped into town yesterday nnd had n con
ference with the president lias led to the bo-
llof that the Pennsylvania senator was urg
ing the qualifications of the Pennsylvania ex-
governor. Deputy CVmmissioner of Pensions
Lincoln Is nlso In the rice , but the best in
formed nro certain that the president will
bring ouo of his Inillnnn friends to the pen
sion commlsslonershlp ,
AM.UNTi : SI.WS \V\SIIIXHTON. .
Iltillet Ins nro houily received hero nt tl.o
farmei'b' alllaneo headquarters , keeping thu
oillcers informed of tbo proceedings of the
Cincinnati convention , The rnnorls nro very
discouraging to the principal ollleers , as they
Indicate a settled purpose of launching a
third partv nnd thus swamping the organiza
tion. One of the ofllclals of the alliance who
Is now In Cincinnati sends word that the
third pnrtv advocates nro in a largo majority
nnd will currv their point. Ho further says
there Is a split between the cast and tha
west , in which the socialists of the cnst ,
headed by the Uellamyltes of Boston , want
an eight-hour plank and n tompornnco plank.
The alliance headquarters are expecting i
collapse of the convention and a general row
at any tlmo.
1.1 VB STOCK ItllOUIATlOX- ) .
On Thursday next representatives of nil
the leading stenmshln lines which export
American live stock will bo hero to have a
confcrenccrwlth Secretary Husk. The last
congi oss authorized the secretary of agricul
ture to prescribe regulations for the proper
aeio.nmodnti'jn of cattle , hogs , etc. , during
their ocean passage. These regulations were
not completed. The steamship mon nro anx-
ions , however , to present their .sldo of the
case before tbo regulations are llnnlly estab
lished. Ono of the main points to bo settled
Is ns to the amount of the spnco to be allotted
each animal. Secretory Kusk is contending
for two foot eight inches as the minimum
space. When the regulations nro promul
gated It is expected that they will do nwny
with the frnmp steamers In the cattle trade
nnd will put an end to tlio barbarities prnc-
tlccd on llvo stock during shipment ivhlcti
nro so common now.
CANADIAN SWXn | QUAIlANTIXni ) .
Secretary Uusk has decided to quarantine ;
all sheep mid swine coming into this country
from Canada The law allows a quarantine
of Hi icon days against all sheep nnd swine
Imported from Great Britain nnd the conti
nent of Europe , but as Canada keeps up no
quarnntlno against those foreign countries
diseased sheep and s.vino get into this coun
try by way of Caniuln. It Is for this reason
that the secretary today put up the quaran
tine bars against Caniidn , although It appears
to bo n stretch ot the provisions of the law ,
which docs not Include Canada.
rvTKXis ihsuiii ) .
Patents were today granted to the follow-
.owing : George 0. Ferguson , Odoll , Neb , ,
bco hive ; Albert A. Gibson , Omaha , railway
switeii stand ; Frank F. Mncu , Sioux City ,
la. , corn planter ; Christian II. Martin , Sioux
City , la. , piano truck ; Henry A. Palmer , At
lantic , In. , locK , Jacob C Heed , Sioux City ,
In. , dovlcu for automatically closing doors to
elevator wells ; Oscar D. Swartz , York , Not ) . ,
wall paper exhibitor ; Marlon N. and L. E.
Tomblln , Dos Moines , la. , attachment for
printing presses.
ItlPCIIM.AXKOUH.
Leave of absence for six months , to take
effect upon his- being relieved from temporary
ary command of troop G , Ninth cavalry , la
granted ' Captain Walter L. Finloy.
Mrs. Ualrd has taken rooms nt the Hamil
ton.
Captain Halrd is expecting to tnko his. EH '
troop of the Sixth cavalry to Nebraska upon
the arrival of tbo troop of the Ninth nt Fort
Meyer.
Surgeon White , who accompanied Captain
Parker's troop of the Fourth to California ,
will then loturn n-fnlii to Fort Meyer for
duty. Colonel Carpenter is waiting "to turnover
ever the rein" to Colonel Guy Henry , thu
now commandant. J'uum S. Hivm. :
/ ' A I < ' 1S11I.\U Tit 11' .
\ nrovaik \ 'Mon Drowned III tlio
I'MHsjilc Kit or.
Nn\v YOIIK , May 19.--Four Newark men
went fishing on the Hackensack river ou
Sntuidaj nlteriioon and novcr returned.
They were Harry and .Incob Gasscr , broth
ers , over thirty years old , Joseph Foss nnil
Jacob Hallonback. They lured n boat at the.
Pnssalc river bridge of iho Newark branch
of the Central railroad of Now Jersey and put
out In n happy mood , Inlcndini ; to follow
their usual plan of remaining out nil night
nnd returning some time on Sunday. Karly1
on Sunilny morning Fisherman Dusonborry
pulled up one of hU p.ko nuts near the moutu
of the liver nnd found that ho hud caught
thu body of n man. On ono of the arms of
thu body the letteiii " 1C w were tnttoed.
This wns Harry U.tSbur His arm was tav-
lord in this mntincr In nn ignorant Bailer nt
sea , and his friend , ' ) often rallied him about ,
not Knowing how to spoil his namo. Thcf
tnrngraph hi the papers yesterday dcscnb-i
ing the tlml of the body ii'ul nn overturned
bunt wns seen by a friend of the men In1
Newark , and sovcral of < inssor'h frlumls went
to Jersey City and iilui > tilled thu body Then
begun n search for the others , but no bodies
weru found during the day. Thine U mourn
ing In their Newark homes and a score oj ?
cnlldren are fatherless. Knch of the Gassera
had four children nnd Hullenbaek had threo.
whllo Fosn was the lather of eight. Thu Gas'
sur-i and Fuss wuru shnnmntcs In Ik-lners'
Hi-Usors faetory , unit llellenbntk was em *
ployed by ihu Dumcslli ; machliio company.
tin was n well known member of tln > old
Douicxtli ) baseball club. Hosldos their wives
and children the Gassers had a father to sup. '
pott who Ishovuntv-throoyenri old and nearly I
blind , Thu boat wus nn ordinary Hat boat. '
Mlalni ) Ahlo ( o Kit I'p
Nnv Youic , May 10 , Secretary Blnlna
continues to Improve. Ilot.it up this morn-i
Ing and Joined Mrs liliinu and Mrs , Dum-t.
rosch at a light frcalilust. '