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PRRT ONE.PHE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE PflGES 1-8 ,
TWENTY-FOIST YEAH. OMAHA , SUNDAY MOHNING , , MA11CIT 6. 1892-S1XTEEX JSTMBKR 201.
REVIVAL AT CORNING
Eow the Peace of a Pretty Village Has
Been Destroyed by Fanatics.
ORGIES PRACTICED AS RELIGION
Blasphemous Ceremonies Carried on Under
Guise of Devout Christian Worship.
INCIDENTS THAT STIRRED THE PEOPLE
Citizens Resort to Mob Law to Remove the
Post from Their Midst ,
SOME SAMPLES OF THE PERFORMANCES
Chiming Hie lotll Arounil llin Hull fine
i'r n/y of a Young WOIIIHII Trouble
111 the Clmrrli Kent of
Conxixa , In. , March -fSpsclal Telegram
Jo THE BBC.J Tbo city of Cornln ? possesses
fully 2,000 souls , and tlicso tbo Free Method
ists have determined shall not bo lost If redeeming -
dooming grace bolus nut , and through tbo
earnestness of their efforts have attracted
inoro attention to the baudsorao llttlo capital
of Adams county than the most persistent
real estate boomer could over have hoped to
faccuro. So ardent has boon tbo labor of tbo
ovancollsts In prosecuting tbolr couimcnda-
nblovorlc of obliterating nvldcnccs of orig
inal sin that the state inihtiu has boon called
upon to assist In the ecrvlco.
On tho'3th dny of August William Craig ,
known In Free Mothodlst parlance as a
"louder , " came to Corning In company with
twenty-four other preachers , malting up a
"holy band of twenty-live,1' and started a
revival meeting. They shouted and per
formed all sorts of antics until the pcoplo
became tired of the performance. About
throe wuoks nltor tco band gave Its tlrst pub
lic performance the Free Methodist tent
wont up in smoke. The meetings wcro con
tinued , however , under moro or less dis
couraging circumstances , but all the tlmo
drawing like an "Uncle Tom's Cabin" show
In war times , the average attendance being
over 500 every day and night in the week.
And the eight-hour day was not respected ,
but on the contrary the cxhortors labored
from the rising of the sun to the going down
thnreof , their meetings lasting until 3
o'clock In the mornlntr. The converts were
numerous , over 100 having cast oil their
godlass ways , and the vociferous expression
of agony and remorse during the transition
from "nutur1 to grace" of the sinners who
nra brought low at the meetings nightly
make life hardly worth Hvlnir to those who
are disturbed by tbcir hideous howls and
llnril oil the Otil Hoy.
They nightly disturb the cogitations Of the
devil by chasing him iirouna the hall
and drivlnc him from the bodies
of the wfckad attendants. Ono of tbo most
highly odlfylng'foaturos of tbo performance ,
\ybich U soon almost nightly , is the spec
tacle'of a young woman "getting right. "
Sbo risot from her seat "on the bench under
-tho influence ot the excitement , and slowly
syays back and forth in ry.thmlo movements
not dovotd of grace , keeping time , to tbo-
.woli-d-nnd barbarous chant of the elect , till
overcome at last by the spall she falls to the
floor and kicks in a citoloptlc convulsion
until nature , exhausted by the exertion ,
gives way , and perfect unconsciousness en
Around her swarm the elect. They dance ,
yell , exhort and pray , all at tbo same time ,
and with their hubbub disturb the entire
community until finally tired out and unable
longer to continue in their wild career as
disturbers of "tired nature's sweet re
storer" they eeok that slumber they have
driven from the heretofore happy homes of
IIU Spirit Stiiytt Hchlnil.
After the devil has boon properly casti
gated and chased until hoseelcs shelter in his
homo below , tbo report goes , they turn out
the lights and the crowd proceeds to
have what they call "a good tlmo with
Jesus. " The meetings are nightly attended
by from lot ) to 200 boys and young man and
probably an many moro young girls and it is
n matter of frequent assertion that tbo Free
.Jvlothoaist meetings have been tbo Indirect
cause of moro irregular conduct hero than
was ever known botoro In a city of the same
Mr. and Mrs. Wbltobread sro the parents
of Mrs. Hobort Uollister , Mrs. "White-bread
Is 73 and her husband is 85 years of ago. Tno
two old people became converted to tbo Free
Mothodltt belief recently. Tbolr daughter
and her husband are members of tbo Metho
dist Episcopal church of this city. They be
came Indignant at the old people for Joining
the i 'roo Methodists and talked rather
plainly to them. Mr. and Mrs. Wbitobread
have for years boon dependent upon Mr.
JlollIstor for support and the latter de
manded that they leave tbo organization.
Mrs. Whltobrcad says that her daughter ,
When tbo old oouplo were leaving , called her
a d d and said she would lllco to 1:111
her. This Is denied. It is assorted by Mr.
llollistor that part of the crowd of ministers
hero have wives und children elsewhere , and
arc running around the oountry with other
Trouble in the Meeting.
Things had been trolng on from bad to
worse until Wodnosd&y night Bert llollistor ,
ion of Uobort Holllster , walked up to the
pulpit uftor the close of tbo meeting and
culled VY. II. Hoxlo a d d and a liar mid
would have whipped tbo deluded old fellow
If friends hail not pulled him away. This
was caused by Hoxlo insinuating that tbo
HollUtors bad driven tbolr poor old parents
That night a mob kicked In the windows
of tbo rlnlc In which the meetings are held
and used violence on William Craig , onu of
the loaders of the band of twenty-live , a mob
taking him from the rlnii end threatening his
life , tolling him if bo atnyod in town they
would bonir him to a telegraph pole.
Vr hen the I.lglita Went Out.
Tbonsxt nlcnt Just as the mooting closed
and the crowd pot on the street a yell wont
up from the throats of a mob numbering prob-
nbly 200 , and as if by preconcerted arrange
ment the oloctrio'strent lights Immediately
wout out. Tbo mob then attacked tbo Froa
Method'sta ' with stones , mud , eggs and bricks.
No serious injuries were i'nlllcted , however ,
The amo night the residences of members
were attacked with the same material.
A telegram was that night sotit to tiov-
oruor Doles asking for state troops to protect
the I'burcb. The governor telegraphed the
blicrlff of Adams county , tayiuB ho was in
formed that a mob was interfering with 10-
Ildous worship In Corning , and ask ug for
faots uad the present status , The sheriff r-
piled that ho was fully able to quell any dls-
.urbanco and would do so.
1'illtor llotlo'n Ktperlencc.
\V. ll. lloxlu , publisher of the Corning
Hazotto , is a prominent member ot the Free
Methodists. Every morning at 9 o'clock the
religious cranks moot In his ofllco ixnd opori
the ofllco with prayers. Iloxio was nn easy
subject for the Free Methodists. In connec
tion with thU conversion of his there is a
story told of n day light oscapvlo of his
while ho was full ot something oilier than
grace. Ho was out south of the depot , nearly
naked , and with a club was pounding the
trees to diivo the devil out of thoni. Hoxlo
has given the ovanicollsts over $1,200 worth
ot property In the past few weeks.
The band of exhorters depend * entirely
upon contributions to sustain 'life , and they
Informed your reporter that on several occasions
sions thoy" have been forced to go without
food for two or three days.
Homo Sample Occurreners.
There have bean no such occurrences hero
yet as that occurring in the Free Methodist
: amp at Iron Hill , la. , where a young mem
ber gave birth to an II legitimate son and the
latter was at once christened "Tho Now
As showing the chancier of those who are
converted , Denny Sullivan , a pugilistic
Irish convert , nrosa one night , and throwing
oiT his coat , announced that "any -
what disturbs this mooting tonight is going
to catch hell. "
The mayor has , at the request of Evangelist
Nelson , sworn In as special policemen . II.
Hoxie , 11. D. Church , Frank Deweose , J. N.
Woodwaid , Emerson Cashman and Polo
Danker Slclor and wife , who bacame
idontlllod with the hallelujah outfit , became
so thoroughly overpowered by Us Intluonca
that their friends had to iatorposo in their
Charged to Other Churches.
Tbo evangelists claim that the other
churches nro inciting the mob mid urging
them on to violence. Tdoy also claim that the
mayor and marshal are taking no stops to
prevent these nets of violence. Some of the
members claim that the present mob is tno
same one wtilch hung Murderer McKenzlo
hero a few years azo. They deny that any
minister here has over left a wlfa elsewhere
and run around with other women.
Warrants have baon IssJfed and will bo
served Monday on Martin Hlnes , Isnao Van
Wagoner , Or on Rarick and Thomas Boll ,
who nro claimed to ba the principal dia-
turbers. Tbo Free Methodists insist that
their meetings will bo continued regardless
C.IXXOT cAitur .vcir ronic.
Antl-lUll Men Fosltho That If Nominated
the Hiiss Will Ho Defeated.
NEW Yoiuc , March 5. The announcement
Is made hern this morning that every mem
ber of the democratic national coinmittco
will receive in the next few days n letter
approved bv the provision * ! committee of
the anti-Hill party in this state. This Iqttor
declares In olTect that the anti-Hill demo
crats are not wedded to Cleveland and will
accept any peed democrat who can carry
Now Yorit. They will contest tbo Hill dele
gation chosen at the midwinter Albanv con
vention , because it does not represent the
New York democracy. The most Important
declaration In the letter is that Cleveland
himself is to blame for the "moss" In which
the party has got itself.
The loiter was written originally to Dr.
W. A. Andersen , a prominent Cleveland
democrat from Wisconsin. When read to
other'mombers of the commitlee It was ap
proved by .Mr. Whitney , ox-Mnyor Grace ,
Ellery Anderson , ex-Secrotary Fairchild and
others , and copies were ordered to be sent to
every member of the democratic national
committee. It declares that thousands of
democrats are opposed to Hill regardless of
The letter con Unues : "If the contesting
delegation Is thrown out at Chicago uqd Hill
is nominated wo cannot answer for the re
sult. Cleveland and nearly all the loaders
will probablv support the ticket , but there
are many men who ore little Inclined to sub
mit any further lo the impositions practiced
Tor the past few years. These men rightly
regard tbo Hill convention a proceeding
which would bo sot aside in a court of law
for fraud and duress. In some counties
tboso mon have he-Id on * from the contesting
movement for the avowed reason that tnoy
want to see Hill nominated so as to finish
him foiover. Tbo majority agalust him In
this slalo would be anywhere from 50,000 lo
"If Cleveland or any leading man of his
wing of the party is nominated , and an or
ganization of the state commitleo forced , tbo
opposition within iho party would be a moro
bagatelle. Nobody really cares for Hill , and
his wbolo strength comes from the fact that
ho Is supposed to bo 'in It. ' Tammany is
hold toirotbor by a msro handful of loaders ,
and even with them , except in tbo case of
Dourko Cociiran , it is doubtful whether
there is an atom of personal fooling for Hill.
"A contest will not Injure Cleveland If tbo
trouble is taken in other parts of the country
to Investigate the real situation In New
Yorif. Whether it does iniuro Him or not
cannot nfToct the movement. Probably
ho Is responsibln for letting them ( tun
Hill managers ) get his friends into such
a bad mess. Of course it would be
safer to nominate the man who stands tbo
best chance of carrying other states than
Now York whether he bo Cleveland or some
body else. Cleveland would probably poll
the most votes here , as hia great outsldo
strength would eauso the Murphy-Hill monte
to run to cover. Dut It would bo as well to
nominate a good western candidate or
"In line wo have not voted yet and wo
claim tbo same right to a contest at a
national convention that our advcrsaxlos
practiced when they contested county und
stnto conventions , Wo claim to stand on
precedent und wo claim that our opponents
are irregular. Wo are rapidly gathering In
the old Tilden leaders and if our movement
develops ns it has promised lately , there will
bo no dlfllculty In proving in Chicago that
wo represent the democratic party of this
HIUTKHINl ! IX ALASKA.
Will Hu Ask mi to Appropriate a
Kimill Sum Furtlio Itollcfor llie Aluteu.
WASHINGTON , D. U. , Mirch f > . Acting
Secretary Spauldlng of the Treasury depart
ment today transmitted to congress a com
munication from Special Acent Williams in
charge of the seal islands of Alaska , asking
an appropriation of f 19,100 to furnish fee d
fuel , clothing , etc. , necessary during tbo en
suing llscal year to prevent fluttering and
destitution amonc Ibo nallvei of the Islands.
Mr. Williams' communication says : "The
failure of the killable seals In 180. ) , whereby
only a.OOO skins were secured , and of IS'Jl ,
whereby only 18,000 were taken Instead of
tun usual number of 100,000 annually , has left
these poplo with about only one-sixteenth
of the sum they formerly had lor their sup
port. " Ho calls attention to the fact tbat
notwithstanding the limited catch of 18'Jt ,
there will bo duo to the United States
within thirty days , from the lessees of ttio
islands , $12b-i07 ai the result of the season's
Awarded Ileu\y Dumngoii.
Four DODGE , la. , March 0. [ Special
Telexram to THE DEC. ] In tbo district
court at Rockwell City yesterday Mrs. Mln-
nto Smith obtained Judgment for $3,000 ,
against the town of Manson for Injuries re
ceived by falling into an open ditch list sum
mer. The jury decided that the accident was
caused by negligence on the part of the city
in not providing agulnst accident.
Gcsiler's Mania Hoadacuo Wafer * cures
II headucb.es la iOmluutos. At all drugglnU
I FOLLY OF AN EMPEROR
William's ' Pretentious to Absolutism Will
Bo Oombatteil by Gorman Legislators.
HIS PRESUMPTION GIVES DISPLEASURE
Too Much Wine Said to Bo Responsible for
EDITORS PROSECUTED BY A ROYAL ORDER
Eights Which Have Hitherto Protected tha
Press fronvProsecation to Ba Curtailed ,
BISMARCK WILL BE A SILENT LISTENER.
lie Will Appear In the Itclclistuj ; Hut Will
Tukc no Part In thn Dnlntes Minis
ter 1'hclps ( lormun New *
2 b Afro Yotk Atsoctatal rv . ]
DEIIU.V , March 5. The loaders of the ui\-
tlonal , liberal and frclsslnnigo parties nra
exchanging confluences with a view to concerted
certod notion against tha emperor's absolut
ism. The parties have too widely different
programs to parmit of a fusion , but In the
face of danger from a common onoiny who
would destroy thorn both a temporary coali
tion is rocognlrod as being Inevitable.
Tbo proposed coalition would notbosunl-
clont to overthrow the omperor's pot legisla
tive projects , unless nn alliance Is formed
with the froa conservatives. If the ndvico
of Prof. Doloruck , one of iho most promi
nent of the frco conservallvcs , bo followed ,
this alliance will soon bo accomplished and
iho government no longer able to rely on a
compact clerico-conservatlvo majority , ought
to succumb and the emperor to adopt a now
line of policy. Dut nobody expaots this for
The emperor might dissolve the Rofchstag
and Landtag , trusting to obtain a majority
through th labor vote and n union of clor-
io.ils and steadfast conservatives , or might
go furlbnr towards absolutism by governing
on tbo strength of his prerogatives and
despit ? tttb parliamentary majorities. Every
thing known , regarding Etnuoror William's
mood points to his majesty's readiness to act
as nn Irresponsible ruler if allowed to do so.
The press prosecutions are undertaken In
accordance with his express Inslructions.
These who seek to apologize for and excuse
his majesty assert , however , thut the prose-
cutloui were Initiated in consequence of the
course ndoptoJ by the public prosecutor and
that they wore not prompted by the emperor's
enmity to his wishes.
a well known fact that the emperor
has been greatly annoyed by tiio press com
ments on tbo critlcislms of his Brandenburg
speech , and is determined to test the con-
erally recognized rlgnts which hnvo hitherto
protected tbo press from prosecution.
The Drandenburg speech of his majesty
continues to ba tlie universal topic of conversation
versation hero. It is thought by sotno that
the objectionable phrases in Iho spsocb were
hit upon In a moment of vinous exhiliration.
His majesty drlnus loss than most wine
driokorj , but ho can stand less. After taking -
ing two glasses of charapigno bo becomes
talkative , and after the third becomes Indis
creet and pugnacious , His after dlnnor
speeches usually require toning down , but
tbo Brandenburg utterances were published
without bavins bean edited. The prosocn-
tlons of the press imply tbat the emperor
has decided to abide by his recent declara
tions , which are oflfonslvo to most educated
Vlilted tliu Khedlte.
Hon. William Walter Phelps , the Ameri
can minister to Germany , who has been
making a tour in Egypt" , and the party
accompanying him , before leaving Cairo on
their return to this city , visited the Abdm
palaca. They were accorded an informal
reception by the now khedlvo , who said to
Mr. Phclps tbat the representative of the
United States to Germany needed no diplo
matic introduction.Vhllo nt Cairo Mr.
Phelps gave a dinner in honor of Major
Wlssman , the well known Gorman ofllcar
who is traveling In Egypt fur the banollt of
bis health. Among the guests were United
States Judges Koely and Crosby.
Mr. H. P. DolBold of the United States
department of labor , after visiting the tech-
nlsal schools in England , Franco and Gar-
many on a mission for the department will
return to America on the Ota inst. Ho holds
that the technical schools of tha United
States will compare favorably with any
thing of the kind ho has seen during his
According to the Taogllcho Hundschau ,
Prlnco Blsmark recently told a friend thai
bo woud [ appear in the upper bouse shortly ,
but that ho would remain a silent listner to
the debate on the Prussian education bill
Tbo ox-chancellor declared that ho would not
interfere , but would watch the parties moot
tbo fate of the flghilug cats , of which tboro
were loft only tbo tails.
Watching the AnurcliUtH.
Announcements are made by tbo sotnl-ofll-
clal press to the effect tbat the pollco have
discovered a number of red Hags intended
for use in a.proposed demonstration to bo
made on the 13th Instant to celebrate the revolution
elution of 1818. Within a week iho pollco
hava been reinforced and are now btiing
rapidly reorganized with a view to being in
readiness tor any contingency. Tbo socialist
loaders assort tbat the statement that a dem
onstration is to bo made is a fiction and the
anarchists are looked upon as lacking power
to make any Important manifestations. De
tectives arc on watch constantly at the railway -
way ( stations and have taken into custody
several persons suspected of bolnit French
anarchists. These persons are now lodged in
Kovivul or the llmmly Monopoly Scheme ,
Thorovlvol of tbnUrady monopoly scheme ,
on which Prince Dlsmark , the chancellor of
the empire was defeated In 18SO , moans tbat
Emperor William and Chancellor Von Cap-
rlvi are dauntless in the face of existing dif-
iloultles , and will deliberately raise moro.
To sum up the position , Germany is on tbo
verge of a period of internal turmoil , which
may afford the monarchs'.oxtornal enemies a
long hoped for ohanco of attack ,
The Uundosratu has approved the copy
right treaty with tbo United States.
WIIVTHU NEGOTIATIONS 1'AIMCI ) .
C'uimdliin Commlsilom-r TelU Why n Coiu-
uirrrlnl Treaty Wu Not Made.
OTTAWA , Oat.t March 5. Oao of the reci
procity delegates who recently visited Wash
ington was shown tbo cable dispatch regard
ing the announcement ot Sir John Gorst in
tbo DrltUh Parliament , that Great Britain
intends to prevent the nrranpotnont between
the United States and the British West
Imlloi for Increasing thoduties : on' British
manufacture' , and said : "You have now
before you tha Into position ot facts ns re
gard * tbo result 6f our negotiations with
the United States. Thn. United States em
phatically Uocltntu . .negotiations on any
other lines than thpsoiwhlch would involve a
discrimination against foreal Britain in tto
matter of tariffs. In its policy to maintain
the friendly relations \vlth \ Great Britain ,
our government is , sustained by the people ,
and wo nro not prepared to make any now
departure from It. Wo did not leave Wash
ington without having the fact fully im
pressed upon us by. Secretary Dlalno and
General Foster that it was usokus for us to
attempt negotiations Unless wo were pre
pared to discriminate In favor of the United
Stales against the manufacturers ot Great
DDKS NOT OIVB HATISfACTIDN.
1'renrh Authors mill l'ui > lhcrn ! Compliitti of
thcNciv American Copyright Law.
PAUH , March . A year's otparionco of
the American international copyright law
litn proved rather disappointing to French
authors and' publishers , Armand Tamplior
of Hatchctt & Co. , Ooorgo Charpantlor. Eugene -
gene Plan and Paul Dolnlalno , four of the
leading publisher. } of Paris , say the law has
not produced the gopl effects oxpcctod.
Paul Culm.tnn L9vyvanother well Known
publisher , said : "T/holaw / is ot too recent
date for French authors and publishers to bo
able to thoroughly appreciate Its advantages ,
or discover Us defects. Wo are not yet suf
ficiently familiar with the details of Its ap
plication to Judgolt.by experience or to obtain
from it nil the good It may have In store
for IB. In the meantime wo can only loolc
forward to Its yielding ndvanta oous results
In the future and pxproas our satisfaction
that lltarnry property was at least recognized
in the United States. . "
Felix Alcan , publisher ot scientific works ,
stud : "Up to the present the law has not
produced any practical raiulti , so fur as I
am concerned , but tha nmiuro till beau in
operation too sbort a tlmo for mo to say what
muy baoxoectod of "It. "
Count DoKeratri's ' part , in bringing about
the passage of the law Is well roraombsrod
In America. Ho Is now hero , and was asked
bis views on the subject. The count said :
"Tho 'manufacture clause' In the law prevents -
vents any country from gattlns any benefit
from it. It Is parfoctlv natural that the
United States should want to protect boms
printing intoraits against Englhh pub
lishers ; but in France , tbo language
being different , our publishers ran
do nothing to hurt AnJcricau printers. The
'manufacture clause' has raised up a Chinese
wall which prevents .literary and nriistto
intercourse b3twoon' , < Franco and tbo Uniled
Stntos. To iecuroito Americans the printing
of perhaps thirty booko per annum , it kills
tbocopyrignton Innumerable works. Only
two French writers have sold American
copyrights under the new law , and ona of
thorn is M. Zola. But. us has had such dlnl-
culty in getting tha ( manuscript finished in
time for iho Amorlcan edition to bo copy
righted before publication bsiian haw that ,
he declares hs will novdr ayain undertake to
do the same thing at > uuy prico. So far as
French novels nro concerned , the new law
has done nothing' more or lejs than lo
legalize literary p'tracyi rAnd tnls ii true
also of plays. I hnye jyrlitcn to the Amorl
can friends of. tUo Intarnatloual opyright ,
ljcgglnn them to have this manufacture
clause modified. " '
ritKAH. OF AN IXSANi : SKA CAPTAIN.
Hcllfilner IIU Crmv Hii'j .nutlnieil Hi ) M iko
u Donperitte Attempt lit S.iloldc.
tioxoov , March , 5. A strange story comes
from tbo island of St. Helena. The British
ship Regent , Captain Treadwollxvhich , sailed
from Calcutta November 3D for Now York ,
arrived at St. Helena oc Friday and re
ported to the authorities that some tlmo be
fore Captain Treadwpll had loclioj himself
in his cabin and hud discharged several shots
from a revolver. From the report received
bore it does not appaar that an ontrancs was
forced into the caj > in or that any particular
effort was made to discover the reason for
the shooting or what' , , if nn'y , damage had
bion dono. Tho'mate took charco of the
snip and ran for St. Helena and upon arrival
there gave the report above.
The port onlcials who bearded the vessel
broke In the door of the captain's cabin and
found him lying ( nsenslblo. An examination
revealed tbo fact tbat ho hid four wounds iu
his head and body. Maalo.il assistance was
at once summoned for tbo woundol man and
ho afterward-rbsaliied consciousness. Ho
subsequently stated Ihnt the ciow ol the
Itegnnt , headed by the chief mate , h id mu
tinied and threatened to kill him. Ha b >
liovoJ it was their Intention to fire tba ship
and then abandon her , leaving him 01 bDircJ
to porisb. Saolng them , ai ho supposed ,
setting 11 ro to the vessel , ba wont into his
cabin , locuod the , door.and then triad to blow
bis brains out'preferring to mwt d atU in
this manner rather than bo burned up with
The captain's Improbable story was not
believed and an examination was made as to
his sanity. The physicians decided that ho
was insane and that ho should bo sent to hU
homo in England in tbo euro of a doctor. Ho
and bis medical attendant sailed on a Brit
ish steamer , the Dunbuv Castle , which called
at St. Helena on her way to London and ar
rived hero toiay. The doctor extracted the
bullets In iho captain's head and body on the
Tno Regent has not been detained at St.
Helena , the government dooming it doslruoio
to allow her to proceed In charge of her
male. t j
ioir.i'8 LKumr..iTuni : ,
Coimldoriiblo Work Ilonu lleforo Adjourn
ing for U tduiduy Itrat.
DKS MOI.NKS , Ja.'jMarcn 5. In the senate
this morning petitions Svoro presented ask
ing for' tbo closlua of'tho World's fair on
Sunday and for tbe'tppcal ohlbltlonof the nr
law. A bill was Introduced asking for the
appropriation of f3,000 for the Benedict re
treat at Decorau.
The senate took up the calendar' and
ordered engrossed bills appropriating money
to pay the expensed of the delegates to the
convention to investigate the boot and pork
combine ; to provide'for a governing board
for tbo Industrial * fiotnd lor the blind ; to
provide for tbo ol clien of township asses
sors ; authorizlng'thl"organUation of boards
of public Avorks In cities of 1,000 or moro
nopulaiion ; to provide/for the preservation
of tbo historical recoros.
The house resolution-asking for the pardon
of John S. Little , now in the penitentiary ,
In the bou.ie petitions were presented ask
ing for tbo rutentlon of Ibo prohibitory law.
A largo number of committee reports were
presented recommending various bills for in-
detinilo postponement. A resolution passed
colling for two sessions dally.
Bills were passed to amend the Joint rate
law so that rates made by tbo commissioners
shall bo considered reasonable , and to author
ize iho funding of the indebtedness of certain
I'reildeiit HurrUun Itt-turiin to Washington.
WABiiiNOTOS'A 0. , March 5. i'be ' prosT-
dent and party retutnod this afternoon after
a week's outinp at Vlrgluia Beach , Vu , The
president was very much refreshed bv his
trip and distributed a number of canvasback -
back ducks to bis frloads as evidence of his
success In duck bunting.
CAUGHT IN COTTON
Many British Factors Lese Heavily as a Re
sult of the Staple's Drop ,
FINALLY EQUAL TO THE CONSUMPTION
Gotten Raised in the World Now Sufficient
to Supply the Mills.
AMERICA IS THE CHIEFEST SOURCE
Egypt and India Cannot Ootnpate With the
United States Any longer.
SPECULATION MUST NOW BE STOPPED
rnctorx Atiifit U i Mudr Iiidcpriidcnt ol llulli
mill llrnrn or Tlirlr Uitsltii-HN Will Ho
Jlulncd t\ti-nt : or tha
* Tnidi' .
(7ntli ( nsiiiicH. !
Livini-ooin : March 5. [ Now York Hoiuld
Cable Special to TUB Bni'.l The collon
trade has boon coniDlotoly domorali/ed by
the heavy full In prleo of the riiw material.
Many lareo Lancashire mills huvo incurred
eorlous losses as the result of their opera
tions during the past throe months. In the
case ot the Star mill , 101'i38 , spindles , tbo
dellclt wus 1,000 , while Iho WoodstosK.
7.1,808 spindles , v/as i'OOS to the bad. A con-
sidcrablo psrcoatago of tboso leases may ba
sot down as duo to speculation in fulures on
the part of directors , who did not foraco tbo
downward movement which resulted In n
fall to the level of prices In 184" , when mid
dling Now Osicans was quoted nt 3 d and
tbo stock in Kutopo reached 1,21'.1,000 bales ,
or207 weeks' consumption.
M. Pasch , well known hero as nn authority ,
thinks the cheapness of American cotton will
drive other growth * out of tbo markol , and
deal n crushing blow to tbo Indian cotton
trade , which is now worth about 5,000,030
a year as against ever 1)0,000,000 ) , which rop-
roprcsents the value of imports from the
United States in the ' 40' . Such result was
produced , out it is not now believed that
Egypt and India , already serious rivals of tbo
United States ns cotton producing countries ,
will bo permanently nffocted. ]
Caused llri\y : Money Losses.
Considerable difference of opinion exists
in the trade as to iho probable fuluro course
of prices. Evorylhinir , of course , depends
upon crop ostimues , many of which nro so
dlvurgont. Charles Williams , of Charles
< fc George Williams , cotton brokers , repre
sents a section of the community whoso
views nro that Iho crop will not exceed
8,100,000 or 8200,0)0 ! ! bales , and that the
highest estimates are exaggerated. Liver
pool mon have suffered terribly ,
owing to the fall , m much
as 103,000 having boon paid
in differences during a staple week. Tears
of n pnnlo are entertained by many should
the bears oontinua to squeeze their oppo
nents ns they have bi > en doing- . Ono of tbo
oldest brokers on 'chango said :
"U ho best and largest houses are as
tounded at the magnitude of the crop , com
ing as It does upon tbo heels of one which
itself topped previous records. Striking day
is looked forward lo with anxiety each week.
I think wo shall have a further fall before
Hichard Marsdon of Manchester thought
the crop would bo 11,003,000 bales.
"How do you accounl for Iho present con
dition of affairs in the Iradol" ho was asked.
Moro MIIU liflnt ; Unlit.
"Simply by Iho rapid increases of the cot
ton acreage throughout the world which ,
for the first tlmo in thirty years , has
overtaken consumption. Tbo production of
cottons will now move in line with tbat
of yarns and cloth , and spinners and manu
facturers should have a chance for making a
little legitimate prolit , instead of having to
rolj upon spjcuUUvo buylnt and soiling.
Eighteen now mills , representing loO,000 : !
spindles , are in course of erection in Lanca
shire , notwithstanding the depression in the
spinning trade. Wo now have over 45,000,003
spindles on cotton nlono , chiefly in
Lancashire , and if mills are lo ba built M
rapidly in the future as iu the past , con
sumption may very rapidly overtake the sup
ply of raw material required to feed those
myriads of hungry spindles. "
CKAITV COAL MINKHS.
Miistcra nnd Men Work thn Miirkot and the
1'oor People fuller.
ICopiirl'jhtcil Wl by Jama ( lord i Itcnn'M. }
LONDON , March' 5. fNexv Yori : Herald
Cable Special to Tin : UBI : . | Coal mining
should bo a prosperous business in this coun
try , for both operators and mon seem adopts
at "risping the mirkot. " For moro than a
week ibo papers have been filled with loro-
bodiugs of Ibo results ot tbo contemplated
strilioof tbo minors. The weather suddenly
turned oold. tha public took fright , nnd
cuerybody bought cual. Tbo result Iu n rise
10 shillings a Ion , which is about tbo price of
tbo Philadelphia & Heading's coal at Schuyl-
So far the only people who have profited
nro tbo mine owners and other sellers. The
miners are not banolllod. They played ibo
parlot the cat to Iho operators , Tin poor ,
of course , suiter the inoit. A hundred-
wolgbl of coal costs twice and in some dis
tricts thrica ns mucn as it did ton days QIJO.
Really there is no sound reason for the
panic or such an outracJous increase in
prices. There are over 0)0,030 miners in
Great Britain and not moro than a third
hrvoovoB discussed the question of a strike.
If the export trade Is cut off one-third of the
miners in the country might remain on a
strike six months without roitricllng iho
output consumed at homo.
It is moro than an even cbanco that tboro
will be no strike. Coal stocks nro low nnd
prices bavo never been bettor , und tboro
being a cbanco for both operators and miners
to make money , the talk of a stoppage is
llkelj to grow loss than moro. When It is
dccldad that there Is to ba no strllce , the
public will bowl , but In a weak all will bo
fort'otton and the next time iho Innocents
will fall Into a similar pit with the same do-
Hghtful ease as now.
KiiKlUli Iltmtors for America ,
A widely extended interest Is taken In the
show of bucknoys and hunters at Islington
this week. The attendance is llattorlURly
largo and tbo exhibits uro unusually nuinor-
oui. High prauo is bestowed on Mr. Heck-
sber of the Forest A'low stud , Wostchester
county , Now York. He bought twenty-
two head , but before the 18th ,
when ho will ship his purchases
io the Taurlo , he will huvo fifty head. Tbo
slock brought high prices. Mr. Hocksher
paid 800 guineas for a Welsh pony , 250 for a
mare and from 100 to 150 for tbo rest.
Mr. Bloodgood , who owns tbo stud farm at
Great Harrington , Mass. . bought eleven
hackneys , for which ho gave stiff prices.
Tom Mitchell of BruJford bought n lot of
ponies anil hackneys , which cost on nn
average 15'J guineas each , for Dr. Suwnrd
Webb. They will bo shipped to Dr. Wobb's
stud farm nt Burlington , Vt.
Tliit Trvinnry DerlMon.
The roftmt decision of the United State *
treasury thixt nohorcai bo admitted free of
duty nftur April 1 , unless It could bo shown
they bad flvo crossoi , came In for n passing
discussion nt the annual mooting of the
Hackney nnd Horse soclotj this .weak , but a
full discussion was postponed until the April
meeting , Breeders here say that the decis
ion will kill importation , ns the stud-book Is
only ton ycnrs old , and as few buyer. } want
animals less than live or six years old , ll will
bo Impossible to securestocic with nine
crosses. They admit that many mongrels
were Imported by Americans for breeding
purposes apparently , nnd do not blame the
treasury for its efforts tostopsuch trafllc , but
maintain thnt the treasury , instead of asking
impossibilities should bo satisfied with re
quiring four crosses for n few years nt least ,
and than raise iho standard to Us height mid
liming n rieiiHiint VMI.
Secretary Foster has not boon fortunate in
the matter of weaUior , for it has been bit
terly cold tor London slnco his arrival. Ho
has experienced no 111 effects , however. On
Thursday night bo wont to the House ot
Commons with Minister Lincoln , the rest ot
the party being taken in charge bv the secre
tary of the legation , Mr. Henry \Vhito. Mr ,
fester wns fortunate in hearing Mr. Glad
stone. Mr. Bulfour mid Mr. Labouchcro in
the Commons , and Lord Salisbury in the
House ot Lords. Ho has llttlo sympathy with
Mr. Gladstone , whllo recognizing , of course ,
his genius , Few Americans , oven while
within tbo sphere of Mr. Gladstone's Influ
ence , forget his nttltudo thirty yuard
ago. Mr. Balfour made a favorable impres
sion on Mr. Foster. He and his party saw
with interest the Induction ot n now peer
into tbo House of Lords. ICvory detail of tbo
nncinnl ceremonial is slill observoO. Secre
tary Foster will spand Sundny at Brighton.
Ho is not going to Paris.
SellliiK I'MVlli'lI'M Kstuto.
Tboro will bo an auction in a few days of
Avondnla Bounty Wioklow , Parncll's Into
home. The household effects , books and
stock will bo put under tbo hammer , and the
house offered for sale. The limber on Iho
cstato Is already disposed of. Purnell's
brother , John , who has been 'n ' Ireland since
the Into Icader'd death , is preparing to return
Pointer.- I'iluces May.
I understand from well InfortnoJ circles
Hint the queen proposes to ralso Princess
May to the dignity of royalty and to increase
her present small allowance by a consider
able amount. It is piivately announced tbat
ono of Princess May's brothers , who holds n
captaincy in the Dragoons , is soon to marry
Ihe daughter of a wealthy commoner , whoso
name is not altogether unnssoclatodith
Tut'iliiR Through Ills Hut.
The wild ass of America has broitcn loose
again , and of course in the London Times.
Tbfs time ho signs himself "Captain Frank
Scottor oi Dunkirk , Pa..1 Ho objects U ) the
comments in tbo Times on 1'at Egan and
threatens great calamities If the Times per
sists In interfering in American politics. Ho
says : "Tho American inavy compares favor
ably with tbat of the English , nnd in cnio of
war there woulti bo a heavy blockading lleol
of steel cruisers on your coast in
llvo days. " Why stool cruisers should
bo used for blockading purposes
against battleships ho QOCa not explain , but
this omission doubtless is duo to a bpeeinl
variety of ignorance to bo found only in Dun
kirk , Pa. , and the monopoly which is pos
sessed by Sooiters. Sotno clever Amorlcan
might invent a plan of preventing American
idiots from writing to the Times , because
tbo Times prints effusions which nro invari
ably distressing to Americans who nro not
idioU. The appearance of such a letter ns
S jotters' always weaken * the impression
that tbo Times has no ssnso of humor.
Al'PllKOI.VTiS r.YVOKS SHOWN' .
Measures r.tvornhln to United Slatcn I'lshei
OTTAWA , Ont. , Mirch r > . The minister of
marine and fisheries tias clvcn notice of
several-bills affecting his department. The
principal ono has fcr its object the renewal
of Iho modus vivondi arranpomont which
has boon in force for the past thron years in
regard to tbo United S'aios lUhing vessels
frequenting Canadian waters. It is but
lltllng , Bays the minister , considering the
friendly agreement recently had with Ihe
United States in several matters In which
the two countries bavo boon nt loggerheads
forsomo ycnrs past , thnt ihedomlnion should
again furnish ovldonoa of Its sincerity by re
calling tbo modus vivondi giving Iho Now
England fishermen an opportunity of fre
quenting Canadian ports for the pjrposo of
obtaining bait and other supplies on paying
Iho customary license feo.
Another bill of which Mr. Tuppor has
trlvon notice refers to Iho fisheries act , and
is designed to embody in tbo statute tbo
regulations rospoctlng lobster flshlrur , which
heretofore have boon bisod simply on an
order under tbo general authority of ibo uct.
Cun.iillmi 1'aliit ( Iiiinhliie.
MONTIIBAI , , P , Q , , March ( J. Three largo
paint manufacturers have anulguuatod
under the name of the Canada Puint com *
pany , limited. The firms nra Ferguson , Al
exander & Co. , Iho William Johnson com
pany , bath of Montreal , nnd tUo A. E.
Buchon compsny of Toronto. Tbo change is
alleged to aim at economy and extra olll-
clonoy. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Kulcldo ofu hoemty Mini.
LONDON , March 5. ' Frank Van X.andt of
New York and Sin Francisco committed sul-
cldoin Brown's hotel , Dover and Albormarl
slroets , Tuesday by shooting himself through
the head. Iho mollvo is not known. Van
Xandt was a son-in-law of Sir John Lubback
and wui well known in the fnshionablti so
ciety of A'nerica and England ,
Kioto und rtm.illpox.
LONDON , March 5. The Tunes' Vienna
correspondent says viols have broken out in
tha government of Tobolsk , Siberia , and that
Prlnco Galutoln has boon appointed imperial
commissioner , with power tosupprass thorn ,
A dispatch from ifonliMuullu in Prussian
Sllosla reports n severe opldemiu of smallpox
on Iho Husslun frontier ,
Ireland TalUni ; an Interest ,
DimuN , March 5 , At n mooting of mer
chants today , the lord mayor presiding , a
strong committee was appointed , consisting
of members of the corporation , of the Loyul
society and of the Chamber of Commerce io
arrange for nn adequate representation ut
the Chicago World's fair.
Will Kcimim Iojul to Iho Kins ,
ATHENS , March 0. A mooting la being
held of a majority ot tno members of the
Chamber of Deputies at which the president
of tbo chamber wns charged to convoy to tbo
king the promise ot loyal support of tliojc
present ol the mooting during the prcson t
BLITHE AS A BIRD
Gladstone'ns from the Continent toKe
Ko Worried Balfonr ,
HEALTH PIRITS NEVER BETTER
His Physicat Kontil [ ! Powers Seem Strong
EnougflHre lp Him to Victory ,
ELECTION lTKTION IS DOUBTFUL
Conservatives Ara Working Very Hard to
Retain Their Hold onPowar ,
WHAT WILL RANDY CHURCHILL DO
lilt Court ! ) U I lie Sttliji-rt of Some Sprciilii'
tloii An Aniil ) < < U of DIP Outlook
Will Atturlc the Army
K trj Jamtx ( lOnliit Unmctl , ]
LOVDOV , March 5. [ Now Yorit Herald
Cable Special 19 Tin : Bin.-Gladstone's : ]
return to tno House of Commons lias infused
now Ufa into our proceedings , and lias com
pelled Balfour to pull himself together and
bo a llttlo more on the nlcrt. In the mldit of
tbo murderous east winds the old man canm
back , fresh ns a lark , delivered two speeches
In ono itny and wont gaily to bed nt mid
night. I hava never soon him In bolter
health or spliits , nor has ho over shown
moro enjoy ir.unt In his work. The micient
gladiator could not oven go homo the night
of his return from the continent till ho bad
llrst looked in upon us. The house is practl-
caly his homo and ho Is thoroughly wrappo.1
up In It , but the Chcrtsoy election must have
thrown a cloud over hU spirits , for it shows
that in the genuine centers of middle class
life the consorvatlx'cs hold their own.
If many scats cannot ho won nt the next
election in London nnd the homo counties.
Gladstone's return to power is out of question ,
hcnco the Chertsey election was a damper.
How London will vote on iho rational issue
may partly bo Judged when tho-eloclionr , 101
the now county council going on loday Is
ThoOladstonlans , called the progressives ,
nro making dosparato attempts to rotiun the
hold they won by str.itago'n ihrao years a o ,
bill Iho consorvalivcs are well 0:1 : the war
path nnd their cnndldaloj , known as tbo
moderates , will bo strongly supported. The
dolcaV of the progrcs lvos would Inilluaio iho
certain ascendency ot the oonsorvalivoi in
tbo metropolis , sooln ? it rjlums ever llfly
members of parliament.
AimljHlH ol I tin Outlook.
This is a nutter of no snnll importance.
The ministerial ship is not in any imtnodlata
danger , buns being stoarsd rather wildly ,
uad Uio oroiv is u llttlo o it , of hand. So
many of tham nro Ko\ne to I'otlro altogether
at the close of the prj mt Parliament that it
is most dlnlcult to keap the requisite majority
night nftar night. Having no further
interest In pablic i'.fo , they dp not see way
they should bo chaiaod to thn galleys any
longer. This is Bnlfour's main dlnlculty.
ThaGladstonianson tha other liana are
full of liopo and are always laying sleeper )
across tbo track to upset the conservative
train. They rather hops Churchill will help
them win when the Irish losal government
bill comes on , but cccontrto in ho may ba ,
bo is unlikely lo run th3 risk of once
moro outraging the opinions of the whole of
his party. Six years' wandering in the doiort
while his old colleagues were enjoying high
ofllce .salaries must have taught him some
thing. In the coming campaign ho will prob-
aoly gat right back into the tracei , and thus
qualify blmTdlf for return lo allies should iho
conservatives gain Iho day.
If Gladstone wins that thsro will bo two
leaders opposlig Balfour and Churchill
I here can bo llttlo douot , on which score iho
heaviest army administration will bo brought
prominently forward during lha week.
Will Join ; ) on I lie Army.
Kncland has Ibo costliest army In the
world , considering iti sizj , and prac'.icai
boluiors declare it lo lut Ibo mast inodloiont
Tlio total estimate. ! cost ttiH year is close to
18,000,000 of which at least ono-fourth is
wasted. Thcro will bo a grant attack upon
the war minister , oponinp Monday night.
Ho will , throw all the blame upon the system.
John Bull will continuo to pay heavy taxe
for an army on paper , and should tbo dny of.
rjal necessity arrive no portion of the expen
sive machinery will bo found rjadv for
effective uso. A MKMIIGII 01' PAIII.UMENJ.
OI'l'liKSSUD 1'OI.ANl ) .
II B KuiHluii fioviirnor A tin Tor Additional
I'oui-r lo I'linUli IMtrlot * .
LONDON , March fi , The Telegraph's St.
Potorsburs corrojnoadont says : General
Gourks , governor of Poland , has had several
audiences with Iho ministers of war und Iho
interior , with Iho objecl of obtaining permis
sion lo make example * , by measures of
wholesome sovoiity , not allowed under the
ordinary code , to uupprois the jjrowlnK dls-
uffoctlun among Iho Poles. At those aud
iences ho submitto'l nunnrous secret edicts
which bad been circulated in Poland , proving
to tils mind that the rccont simultaneous
movements ainonK iho Pnloi word controlled
by n secret , bul well oitruni/od governmental
committee located In Austria , and receiving
liberal iinancial assistance from rolls h j
bankers in Ganuany , Ausiria nnd Uutsla.
General Gourks doas not fear an urmud rla- !
Ing i" time of po.ico , yet , ho considers tbo sit-1
uatlon ofsunlolont gravity to domiud exceptional -
coptional treatment. The minister empow
ered him lo proclaim a state of siozo in War-1
saw and In the whole ot Uujslan Poland If [
bo deemed it tha best policy.
W A NTKI ) INl'OltMAT I < ) N.
CiirliiNlty ol an inilliili Army Olllrrr ( Juts |
Him InloSiirloin Troulili' ,
Lo.vnox , March 0 , Howard Holden , form-1
erly a momuor of the Uoyai Knslnoers , im |
boon removed by the magistrate nt Man
chester. Ho U churned umlflrlho ofllalull
coi-rols act with trylni ; to obtain Information I
asiotho construction and situation ol thai
batteries at Gibraltar und with trvinf tel
learn oilier manors connected with the nf-
fairs at that place. Tha magistrate refused
is accept ball.
Captured liy IVdurul Ollli'luU.
COIIMNO , la. , March fi. ( Special Toleginn
to Tin : Bie. Deputy United States Marshall
\V , A. Klchurds cupturod ono Georfc'Q W.I
Scott nt Prescott , Adams county , last n
nod took him to Don Molnos today to bocur < |
icquulllon papers , for dofiaudliig tbo pen
Eion department by assuming 10 bo an olil
boldier and swcurfng falsely to tocurj a pen I
sion. Scott's home ii Monioa county , Arl
Kansas , 1
United Stales Deputy Marshal Beoins to-1
day nnojted ono Curncs of Carbou , Adomi
county , for violating the revenue law , Hrf
will be tuuun to Council Blufls.
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