Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, May 22, 1893, Image 1
THE OMAHA DAILY BEE. TWENTY-SECOND YEAR. OMAHA , MONDAY MORNING , MAY 22 , 1893. NUMBER 23tt. | vny Persons Burned to Death and Much Property Destroyed. hill MEN CREMATED IN A V/ELL / | iko City Mllli Closed to Knnblo tlio Km- ploycs to AMlst In 8ilpirr | lnB tlio riames Mollicr nutt Chltilrca Pcrlili. LATtnCiTT , Mich. , May 21. A forest flro 'stroycd ' Louis Sands' lumber camp near jar yesterday afternoon. Out of n total owof sixty men , forty-nine escaped unln- red. Ono , Edward Sullivan , was severely irned nnd ten nro dead. Of thcso , eight ok refuge In a well and \vero cremated icro by the timber nnd curbing fall I n ? In > tliom and burning. Two tried to run the mntlot nnd wcro burned to a crisp. The bad are : MICHAEL O.PAOnN. UHAUIiES (1. TAYLOK. ' .lAMttHIIUQll. KWVAHt ) UOURATtACII , married. HAMUKh UAMl'HLMjh , foreman of camp. JOHN lUMj. KUKD.SAliU. ; HANS JACIION. married. FRANK HANC.UKKN. MIKE MUL1IU1.LAN1) . 'Tho property loss consists of three horses , orty hogs , camp tools , etc. , also cloven cars oadcd with loss , owned by the Tlmycr lumber company. IN Tin : ri.AMKS * PATH. Tcrrllilo Itcfttilt at Snclninv' Ultnatroim Con- ll.ieratlon Much 1'ropcrty Destroyed. SAOIXAW , Mich. , May 21. The boundaries sf the flro yesterday , as described In these llspatchcs last night , wcro substantially torrcct. The scene was ono of Indescribable 3xcltcmcnt , people becoming frenzied hi their doslro to remove their household effects from the devouring element , which rushed madly on its journey of destruction , burning everything In Its path. Strong hands and willing hearts rallied to the aid of these whoso Homes wcro In dan ger. Everything in the shape of a vehicle was pressed into service to remove house hold needs beyond rcacli of the fire. In many Instances thcso precautions wcro un availing , as property , after being removed to supposed places of safety , was found by the llro and destroyed. The body of the man supposed to bo John Clark , who perished , was identlllcd this morning ns Hobert Turner , aged b'J.vcais. Clark , however , Is unaccounted for. Promi nent citizens met this evening and formu lated a plan for the people of Saginaw to take care of all the needy ones , and no ap peal will bo made for outside aid. A clcso estimate places the number of buildings destroyed at 275 , and the total loss sustained $ UOOjt)0. ( ) The total insurance will nggrcgato nbout S 000,000. ISIU'OIITS FItO.M OTlllUC .SOURCES. Mother anil Children Perish In the Flames Near Tmtln. CAim.tAO , Mich. , M.xy 21. Forest fires nro raging in thq territory northwest of this city , Louis Sands' lumber camp , near Laltc City , has burned. Samuel Campbell of this city , foreman of the gang , and Mike McCuno were burned to death. Eight others ao missing and are believed to Imvo perished. Help has been sent from this city. Flro broke out near Tustin and ran 'two ' and one-half miles in eight minutes. The 'farm house of n man named Anderson was destroyed , Mrs. Anderson nnd her two children perished in the house. The saw mill boarding house belonging to Edgar Morgaroldgo on the Toledo & Ann Arbor siding , four miles from here , was destroyed by lire. Loss M,000 ; no insur ance. The mills at Lake City were shut down yesterday to light the llro. The citv is in imminent danger. Sands' camp , where the two men perished - ishod , was surrounded by the flames and tlio men who escaped had a hard light. BOY rATALLY IIUItNKU. End I'cnturo of mi Incendiary Flro nt St. l.onU Lout NIcht. ST. Louis , Mo. , May 22. Flro which broke fout about midnight destroyed about ? 200OOC , worth of property and caused the loss of : i human llfo. A f ow minutes before 12 o'clocli an alarm was sent In from the corner ol jChanning avcnuo and Locust street. The flro which was of Incendiary origin , complctclj destroyed three-story brick block on the corner mentioned occupied by the T. C , Crum company. Ono hundred and Jlftj horses were burned to a crisp and the entire lot of buggies , phaetons and other vehicles [ harness , etc. , weru destroyed. In the see .ml floor James Quinn , barn foreman , his rclfonnd eight children wcro asleep. All Lad n narrow escape except Eddie , a 7-year- old sou. who was fatally burned before hi could bo rescued. Crum's insurance Is § 17,000. outi - ELATIOSX WITH U.J.Y.IW.I. [ .Not at All Agreeable to tlio Kortlicri t Neighbor * . NKW Yom : , May 21. A special from Ot tawa. Out. , says : "Tho Commercial Hela L lions of Canada , " is the tltlo of anew blue book issued yesterday for the financial do pavtmcnt. Mr. Foster- , the minister ol finances , admits that the McKlnloy tarlfl has caused a largo decrease hi Canadian ex ports to the United States. In 1890 the ex ports were $30,419,2.23 , , and In Ib93 , $31,021 , aw. aw.In In rosioet to reciprocity , the finance min Ister aysOn : thn abrogation in 18SO by tin United States of the tivaty , Canada miuli advances for the resumption of the old 01 the inauguration of now relations upon semi fair and equitable basis. A stand Ing offer t < inako or reduce the duties on certain namci urtlclts In case .of equivalent reduction 01 the part of the United States has been 01 the ntatuto book for years and still remain : open for acceptance. "In addition , the government has sent , n r'iUffercnt periods , delegations to Washlngtoi to endeavor to arrive at a basis for moro extended tended relations , the last visit being in February ruary , 1810. "Tho result of the conference , so far a the trade question is concerned , may b briefly stated thus : That it was found ini poa'ilblo to frame a treaty upon tlio basis o the mutual free lutcrchunxo of the natura products of both countries alone ; that manufactured facturod goods must bo included and tha any agreement for an Itucrchungo of natura nnd manufactured goods must bo based upoi ti preferential treaty In the United State and upon a uniform tariff for that countr und Canada , as the rest of the world. "This involved dl.scrlmlmtlon ngains Great nrltnlu and practical tariff by th United Slates , and the Canadian commli Moiicrs declined to accept thcso conditions How far the recent change of ndmlnlstrii tion in the United States will affect Can a Ulan interests remains to bo sscn. " Now York Humocruoy Arraigned. Nc\V Yoiuc , May 21. Tlio republican mcui bersof the last legislature have issued i voluminous address to the people of th slate , arraigning tlio democratic party fo authorizing the expenditure * of 3.000.00 moro than last year , for fulling to pass i reformatory taxation bill , for denying horn rule to cities , for refusing equality in elw t ion boards and tot attempting to dlsfraii hlso the farmer vote of this state . JiuiikunU In Convention. MUXCIE , lnd , ( May 21-Thrco thousan puukard * arrived ou lua train today , wlikV Increased the crowd to 14,000. In the mornIng - Ing wan hold their first grand meeting. Enoch Eby , a noted Dunkard from Kansas , addressed a crowd of about 15,000 this after noon , D. L. Miller of Mount Morris , 111. , made his famous lecture on Egypt to an audlcnco of 1,800 Dunkards nnd citizens. Their na tional business meeting will commence Tues day , when it is said that 20,000 Dunknrds will bo present. iio.v. Und of a Struggle Hcttrecn Western Patri otic Politician * . WASHINGTON BUIIKVU OP Tnn BEE , ] 513 FOUTITCE4TI ! STItnr.T . , > WASHINGTON , D. C. , May 21. ) The appointment of John W. Jones of Idaho receiver of publlo moneys at the Black Foot agency practically sattled the light between Frank Bean and ex-Governor Stevenson. Mr. Bean Is a member of the national executive committee nnd represents the "kid democracy" of the new stato. Mr. Stevenson , who was made governor by Mr. Cleveland eight years ago , represents the older wing. Mr. Bean backed Jones , who is the editor of the Black Foot News , n demo cratic weekly. Ex-Governor Stevenson backed Mr. Clinpln , who Is the editor of an other democratic weekly , and Jones won. Nebraska .Mlnlitora lu AVn hliifton. | Two of the Presbyterian divines who nro representing Nebraska at the general as sembly were given Important assignments at the local churches. Rev. Dr. W. W. Harsha. of Tecumseh , preached this even ing nt Hamllno Methodist Episcopal church which has ono of the largest congregations In Washington. Ho was greeted by n largo congregation. Rov. Dr. Edward L. Dodder of Grand Island occupied the pulpit of Emery Chappcl MuthodUt Episcopal South , \Venterii Pension * . The following pensions granted nro re ported : Nebraska : Original Frederick Xleglor. Reuben MuVoy. Original widows , tc. Mahalah Swank. Iowa : Increase Turner Wheatley , Or- ando G. Morey , William L. Thompson. Re- ssuo Michael 1C. Todrow. Miscellaneous. Secretary Morton will bring his daughter o Washington next winter and thus another vill bo added to the circle of cabinet ladles , 'ho secretary is considering n number of ffcrs for leases for a homo. Up to this line he has lived at the Arlington. P. S. H. CJIAZEI ) 2IX JIlf-AT .1X1) TIIIKST. 'crriblo lixpcrlenco of Prospectors In the Mountains of Mexico. MANELOOA.MCX. , May 21. Francis Banacla , prominent rancher who lives north of hero car San Juan Sablnas , has arrived at Man- ilooa , and brings the first news of the terrl- ilo fate of a party of live mining inspectors ivho left hero four weeks ago for the Sierra 3an Viclento mountains in the northwestern iiart of this state , near the Texas boundary. Thcro have been many reports circulated : u this part of Mexico for several months ; > ast of the famous mineral wealth to bo 'ound in these mountains , and a party of ? oung men , consisting of C. II. Lormn , B. W. Cnapp , both Americans ; Cccilio Martinet , ustaclo Lojoda und Jesus Gucrerra , organ- zed themselves into a band to try their luck n the reported Eldorado. The course of their Journey lay through a desert for 130 miles , nnd on the third day after leaving Santa Hosa their water supply gave out nnd their team of horses was left behind to Its fate. For six days the men lived on the Juice of the maguy plant. On the seventh day two of the Mexicans , driven cra/.y by itlio heat and thirst , broke away from their companions and soon became lost "n the desert. Other members of the party gradually est their strength and were loft behind to die. The only man that came out of the terrible ordeal allvo was Mr. Knapp. who on the tenth day reached the San Jose do Pled- ras ranch , where ho received water and kind treatment. Upon regaining his strength ho was escorted to San Juan Sabi- nas by a different route than the ono which had proved fatal to his companions. Ho is now resting at the ranch of Mr. Banada and will soon take his departure for his old homo in the United States. THOVailT .1 JJUKI. J3I3IIXEXT. Sensational Scene In the French Chamber of Dentition. P ni8 , May 21. This morning's news papers print details of the scene on Satur day In the Chamber of Deputies immedi ately after the division on the motion of the prosecution of M. Baudln. M. Baudrey d'Assou , as soon as the vote was announced , ran to the triuuno. caught M. Dupuy by the collar nnd shook him as ho shouted. "Cow ard , " "Liar" and ' 'Humbug I" In his cars. Ushers hastened to M. Dupuy's assistance , drew away d'Asson and escorted the premier from the chamber. Dcspito this , the expected duel is not likely to bo fought. D'Asson is reported tc have been persuaded by his seconds to with draw his challenge. Kuincror Wlllliun's Uenliil. BEKUX , May 21. The government has do- nlcd the truth of the recent statement that Emperor William , In his capacity of supreme commander of the federated armies , would issue a manifesto concerning tlio army bill To the denial is added the explanation thai the ompcror Is supreme commander only it war ; In peace the federated princes com manded their respective armies. Cloiotuil with the 1'ope. HOME , May2l. IIcrrvonBuclow , Prussiar minister to the Vatican , applied last evening for an audience with the pope toaay. It wa : grunted without hesitation , although the pope dct > lrcd ito pass Pentecost Sunday ii absolute seclusion and rest. The npparcni urgency of Herr von Buolow's ' business nut' the secrecy surrounding it Imvo oxcitcc much comment. Double -Murderer Dueler Will Ji'ut Hnut Until October. CousiKa , la. , May 21. [ Special Tolegron to Tun Biu.J The attorneys of James Doolcy , the tlcnd who ravished and killcc his aunt , Mrs. William Coons and littli daughter Nellie of Prescott , this county March 11 , lost year , and was sentenced to bi 'hanged at this place Juno 10 , have boon suc cessful In getting the court to postpone thi execution until the October term of court This move will DO mot with righteous indig nation by the citizens of this county Dooloy's crime was the most horrible eve committed In this section , und his convlctioi and sentence wcro secured nt great cost t < the county. The promise of swift justlci and extreme precaution during his trial enl prevented the exasperated citizens from tak ing him from the court house ana lynchlni him. _ Tcrrllla AVInil .Storm. Sioux CITY , la. , May 21. A terrlflo wlm storm accompanied by hall and rain vlsltoi this region about U o'clock tonight. Every thing loose about the streets was blowi away. Occupants of the upper stories o buildings wcro stampeded. The city clcc trio circuits were greatly damaged. Th storm passed to the southeast , Movement ! ol Orcnu Steamer * Alajr 31. At Havre Arrived La Guscogno , froti Now York. At Scllly Passed Stuttgart , from Baltl moro. At Bostou Arrived Cophalonla , froi Liverpool At Now York Arrived Wcrra. froi Genoa. _ I'liicketl from tlu > 1'oiul. Judge Herka saved u lad from a thoroug woniiiff ut Hanscora park yesterday aftoi coon. The boy was playing on a pile c rocks at the edge of the jwnd and sllppc and fell. The judge rescued the youugstc Ijcforo l o got in over UU hcau. GENERAL VAN WYCK BETTER Indications that the Well Known Nobras'kan May Recover , REGAINED THE USE OF HIS LEFT SIDE Slnto Iteunlou Committee Dlsctmon tlio Hulijnct ol the Annual Kntortnlnnicnt of Urnnil Army Veterans at Ornntl Islam ) . NcmusicA CITT , Neb. , May 21. [ Special Telegram to Tnn Br.u. ] Dr. E. M. Whlttcn and James Reed madu another visit to Gen eral Van Wyck's bcdsldo this morning. They found the patient much Improved. Ho passed a portion of the morning in an arm chair , chatting pleasantly with Mrs. Van Wyck. Ho has regained the use of his loft side nnd was better in every respoct.at noon , his pulse nt that tlino being sovcnty-slx , tem perature normal. Mr. Reed wishes Tun BEE to state that the report of the general's condition In this morning's World-Herald was grossly exag gerated. Ho says no representative of that paper has been at Ixmo Lodge nnd the re port In this morning's Issue has caused a great annoyance to tlio general's family aud friends. James Rood and Colonel F. P. Ireland ar rived In the city nt midnight from Lone Lodge. They loft the general's bcdsldo at 11:15 : p. in. At that tlmo the general's pulse was 70 , temperature normal. Ho Is In every way improved. Physicians say If the im provement continues ho will soon bo out. Hon. Mark Broadhcad , Mrs Arnn Wyck's brother , and her daughter Happy will arrive from Washington tomorrow altcrnoon. TO 11KC1UVK Till : Yi Preparations Hems Completed for No. lirasUa'H O. A. 1C. Annual Uueninpinaut , GUANO ISLAND , Nob. , May 21. [ Special to THU BEE. ] The date of the next reunion of the Grand Army of the Republic will not bo changed. The question as to whether or not to do so called the Board of Council of the Grand Army ot the Republic , depart ment of Nebraska , to meet hero last night , together with n meeting of the reunion com mittee. Owing to the fact , however , that Department Commander Lon Church of North Platte and Adjutant General E. A. Evans could not arrive until late last night , a meeting of tno council was not held this morning , A change of duto was wanted for the reason that the national reunion to be hold at Indianapolis begins ou the 4th of September , and under the date agreed upon Dy the Nebraska Grand Army of the Republic nt the Fremont encampment Nebraska's reunion will close on the 2d of of September. This would leave but vorv little time for these who dcsiro to attcn'd both to prepare for the national reunion. Owing to the fact , however , , that the date of the Nebraska reunion was fixed before the general order of the national department ns to the date of the Indianapolis meeting was made , and that several contracts have already been entered into by the reunion commUteo under the fixed duto no change was made , and the fifteenth annual reunion will take placojustas announced-August 23 to Sep tember 2 , inclusive. There were present representing the board of council , Department Commander Lon Church of North Platte , Senior Vice Com mander Church Howe of Howe , Adjutant Gen eral E. A. Evans ot North Platte , .MedicalDi rector Dr. Spaiding of Omaha , Colonel J.H. Culver of Milford. Craig of Beatrice and J. B. Sowhill of Omaha. At the meeting of the reunion committee last night there were present Church Howe , chairman pro tern ; George H. Caldwell , secretary ; George F. Ryan , Harry Harrison , C. F. Bentley of this city , J. R. Mo igher of Columbus , and A. Traynorof Ornulia. The committee on transportation reported that a half-faro rate can bo secured for visitors , and that in the matter of transport ing wood , tents and other materials the rail roads were willing to make the same rate they made last year. Twelve uniformed bands will bo carried free of charge , but while hero will have to bo under the supervision of the department commander. A complete program was not outlined last night , owing to the unsettled condition as to the dato. No definite report was made , either , as to whether the National guards or Nebraska could bo secured , and the prepara tion of a program was deferred until another meeting , to bo hold soon. The military board will moot soon , and the encampment of the National guards will then bo acted upon. Medical Director Spaldlng drew the at tention of the committee to the fact that last year a largo number of ladies were troubled with headache , resulting from sit ting in the sun around the speaker's stands , and it was decided to cover 400 or 500 seats and restrict the use of them to ladies. The seating capacity , not including covered seats , will bo about 2,000. rromoni'a ChaiitituQtiu. FUEMONT , Neb. , May 21. [ Special to TUB Biu. ] The central Chautauqua which has been held In this city has been a success In most respects since its organization in 1891 , when it was held ten days ; in 1893 It lasted fifteen days , and this year , to satisfy the general demand for Chautauqua work , those having the matter in charge have decided to hold a twenty-one days session this summer , commencing Thursday evening , Juno 20. The assembly idea has taken a firm hold upon the minds of the Nebraska people and it is recognized as ono of the most popular means of recreation , combined with tlie idea of intellectual improvement , hence the large Increase In attendance each yo-ir nnd the demand for extending the sessions of the Chautauqua assembly. Among tha best lecturers In the United States who have been secured are John DC Witt Miller , of Philadelphia , who will deliver his three best lectures. "The Uses of Ugli ness ; " "Our Country's Possibilities and Peri's" ' and "Casual Chats with Great Pee ple. " A. E. Wlnbhlp , ono of Boston's most popular lecturers , will speak ou ' 'Convorsor.s and Orators , " "Wit and Wisdom In Travel" and -'The Boy Out of School. " Dr. WInshIp will also speak several times in the teachcn Institute , which will bo held on Iho ground : during the Cliautauquu. Colonel George W , Hain of Kentucky has been engaged foi three lectures. Dr. M. C. Mason of Atlanta , Ga. , is one of the most eloquent colored orators known. Ho speaks or "Tho Negro Problem" and "Southon Education" and will preach ono Sabbath , Kabul Leo Franlilln , the popular rabbi ol the Jewish synagogue of Omaha , will spcali upon "Tho Modern Jew and His Belief. " Rev. J. G. Tate of Hastings will deliver his lecture on "Protecting the Home , " Tc these may bo added the names of Dr , J , B Maxlleld of Omaha , Hon. J. S , Hoagland o ; North Plutto , Hon. E. J. O'Neill of Pawnee City , and Dr. Frank Crane of Ouiuha , f number of others will be secured , I'Hlrinoac Social Hvent. FAIHMOXT , Nob. , May 21. [ Special to Tni BEE. ] A pleasant reception was tcnderet at the homo ot ox-Mayor John Barsuy am wlfo Thursday night to Rov. H. C , Aber nothy , wlfo and daughter Helen of Powaj Valley , Cal. , who are visiting hero. Rev Mr , Abernethy was formerly pastor of tin Congregational church hero for over eigh years. A. A , Cressman nnd son , E. L , Malsbury wife nnd daughter , C. H. Ketridjfo , wife utu daughter , F. C. Page.i Ifo and daughter D , J. Kramer and wife , T. M. Wright , wif and daughter , W , W. Kemp nnd wife , A. D Hall and wife , O. P. Fisher and wife , F. M Chupin and wife , P. T. Furrar and wife J. U , Garry and wife , C. S. Chandler am wife , 11 U Martin aud wife , Q. U. and wlfo , A. Ambler and wtfo , U. L. Davis and wUe , M. C. Chaplti and wlfo , Mm. D. A. Phillips , Mrs. li. M. Vlnccnt-jMrs. C. E. Frftkcr , Mrs. W. Wheeler , Mrs.vll. MeNealand daughter , Mrs. N. Thompson , O. i E. Miller nnd wife , Mrs. li. Steipcr , Mrs. A. I. Glcason , Mrs. J. H. Huston , Charles Abernothy , G. D. Maxflold. H. Mosher. W. O. lloss , H. Smiley , F. Thonntson , W. A. Dewey , Misses Jcsslo Wilier , Agnes Little May Palmer , Carrlo nnd Hattie Dowcy , Clara and Lena Palmer , Lizzie Loomls , Nannie Thompson , Maria Mosher , Susie Dlngman , Anna Thompson , Ll2zlo Chapln , Edna Tolls , nnd Mr , Earl PalmeV. Refreshments were served and a most bnjoyablo time was had. IIUSDLT OK A IIKUNKUX HOW. Nick Ilcnglo 1'robnbly fatally Hurt In n Lincoln right. Lixcot.x , Nob. , May 21. [ Special Tele gram to THE Bnn ] Another drunken row took place In the Russian quarter In North Lincoln at 10 o'clock tonight , which will probably result fatally to Nick Ilcnglo , ono of the participants 11 Sunday is usually spent In boor drinking by the Russians , a number of whom wcro congregated in the house of Philip Melkel , nt Ninth ana Y streets. A row , the origin of which no ono appears to know , followed , In which Mrs. Mclkelwho is in a delicate condi tion , was iknockcd senseless by Nick Helser who Immediately ran away. A low minutes afterwards ho returned with his brother Peter , and attacked Henglo , n visitor there. A desperate fight ensued , in which Henglo was struck over the temple with n big piece of plank , while the two Helsers received several bad cuts on their heads , Peter being the worst Injured , When the pollco arrived Henglo was laying on the floor unconscious , with his head In a great pool of blooll. Nick Ilclsor was ar rested while undressing and Peter was brought to the station later by bis little ten year old daughter. A son of Peter llelscr was recently pardoned by Governor Crounso while serving a term In the pen for nearly killing a companion In a drunken row. The room where the fight took place looked as though struck with a cyclone , with blood over the walls , the plastering knocked off and window lights smashed In. Hebron 1'qfBoimli. HEBUON , Neb. , May , 21. [ Special to THC Bnn. ] Mr. and Mrs. O. P. Big- elow of Ogdcn , U. T. , who have been visitIng - Ing here , departed for the World's fair city. Miss Rosa Thclcn of Hastings is visiting or sister , Mrs. C. M. Weiss. Fathers Englesh of Hastings , Boll of Crete , Meridl of Falrbury , and Ignatius of "jlncoln , who assisted in the laying of the lorncr stonobf the new Catholic church , de- iarted for their respective homes on Friday. II. G. ( McCloskry of Fairbury was In Hebron to attend tljo laying of tlio corncr- tone of the now church. Miss Efllo Leaehis visiting in Chicago , iho will bo absent three weeks. J. II. Lynch , cashier of the First National lank , departed for Chicago Friday morning. Richard Ellison returned Irom California last week after u year's absence. Dr F. E. Fanner attended the State Dental association convention nt Lincoln ast week. J. M. Bennett and family have gone to hicago to see the big show. W. L. Thompson has been called to St. Louis on business. Attorney C. L. Richards is among the Isitoi's of the World's fair from Hebron. High School Or.tto rlcnl Contest. SrnixaFiELD , Neb. , May 21. [ Special to THE BEE.The oratorical contest between the Springfield and Papilllon high , schools for highest marks Ifi uriiolPjWSW SoifiolSdod last night at the PnpHllon opera house before - fore n large audience. The six students of the Springfield high school snowed their superior knowledge of or.uory over a like number from the Papillion high school by nearly four points out of u possible MO. The best individual orator for P.ipilllon's school was Miss Nettie Smith , for Springfield's school , Will II. Hoover. CIVIL 81SUVIVE 1'OLIcr. Iloir Cleveland Pronoics to Conduct the President Administration. New YOHK , May 21. The World this morning , in its editorial page prints the fol lowing In double leaded type , from its Washington correspondent : The president's civil service policy has not changed since it was announced in the World on Saturday , May 13. A malicious report to the contrary was invented by n newspaper openly .hostile to Mr. Cleveland and really antagonistic to the democratic party. Mr. Cleveland has no intention of refusing to make appointments for political reasons. Ho will not make removals for political reasons , unless offensive partisanship is charged and proved. Ho will make and countenance , however , a good many re movals , and every vacancy thus made will bo filled by a democrat. Mr. Cleveland In Ids last administration experienced great trouble from the partisan ship of bureau and division chiefs. Men whom ho had retained In ofllce did their ut most to cmbaras's his administration. They were willing to risk their places for the pur pose of discrediting the democratic admin istration. They were not civil service re formers. They were spoilsmen , appointed for partisan reasons , under the spoils sys tem. Tlioy hoped for preferment and pro motion by aiding the return of n republican president. Some of thcso mon wcro In office when Mr , Cleveland returned to Washington. A few of them havebeen dismissed and others will bo. There is to bo a great reform of this kind in the service. It is based on sound business principles. The president and the members of his cabinet are deter mined to have subordinates on whom they can rely in confidential positions. Mr. Cleveland has not yet considered any changes in the civil service rules. That may come later , but no such intention us has been attributed to Mr. Cleveland , of putting all minor apointmonts under u commission and establishing a permanent tenure , is en tertained by him. Ho authorizes the- statement that nothing ttiat the Now YorU Sun says of his inten tions cau bo relied'upon , VSITKBIHTIIK FACTIOUS , Advlco of the 1'opo to French Catholics Helped-tho Itopubllc. PAIU9 , May 21- Premier Dupuy , nt a ban > quest in Touloisa ibis evening , made a lone speech conccrnlngitbo government program and the political tjtuatlon in France. He said that the cabinet's legislative program Included the passage of laws to deal wltli the new relations 'of ' labor and capital , ilsca ! reforms , a readjustment of taxation on UK principle that tbo9b best able to pay snouk : pay most toward the support of the state and also to regulatu civil and religious socle tics. - j M. Dupuy admitted that the growth of tin republican sentiment In Franco has been au colorated bv the counsel given by the pop < to French Cathpljcs , The advice tcnderet by Roma with the lofty purpose of prornot ing peace , ho said , had u persuasive powei which none could fail to recognize. In tlu streets of Touloiso M , . Dupuy was recelvet with exceptional enthusiasm. A few shout : of "Viva Baudm" were heard , but other wise , no attempt 'at d political demonstru tion was made. Berlin DclirUt'd gluj-cr Convicted. RAWUXS , Wyo. , May 21. [ Special Telegram gram to TUB BKB. ] Alfred L , Clark , whosi trial has occupied the tltno of the court fo : the past week , Indicted lor murdering BortU Dcbritt , was" concluded at a late hour las' ' night by the Jury bnpglng in a verdict o murder In the second degree. Clark \vai ably defended. The plea of Insanity , however over , scorned to have but little weight will the Jury , which was ouly alwut Ufteon inln utcs ia arriving at a verdict. TOO POPULAR TO BE HUNG Conspirator Bricoro's Sentence Commuted to Imprisonment for Life , ALL CHILI PETITIONED IN HIS FAVOR Indications that thn Scalcm In the StralU ot Mncollitn mil Iliivc nn K mcnt with Ohlllnn Dispatch lCoptiHghMfISabuJaina Gordon JfeitneK.1 VAU-AUAISO , Chili ( via Galvcston , Tex. ) , May 21. [ By Mexican Cable to the Now York Herald Special to Tun Bnn. ] Pres ident Montt has commuted the sentence of Senor Brlcoro , ono of the persons connected with the revolutionary plots against the government In April , who had been sen tenced to bo executed. Great pressure had been brought to bear upon the president who was overwhelmed with petitions for the oxcrolso of executive clemency in behalf of the condemned man. The president called n special mooting of the council of state early Saturday morning and at 1 o'clock a. in. Brlccro was conducted to an ordinary cell , having up to that hour been confined in that portion of the prison in which these sentenced to death are kept. The council of state discussed all the peti tions which had been lllcd and decided that the man should not bo put to death. It Is probable that Briccro's sentence wllP bo changed to Imprisonment for life. All over Chill a sentiment In opposition to the execution of Briccro has been worked uu. Not In years has so much interest In the fate of a condemned man been shown in this republic. Petitions for executive clemency came from all parts of the country and some were sent from other South American republics. So great was the Interest that President Montt was hissed by a crowd of university students because ho declined to interfere with the execution of Bricero when they re quested him to do so. There is no doubt that the government was forced to change the sentence by the display of public senti ment. President Montt has been overwhelmed with thanKs for his action in saving the man from execution. Some incitement In Porn. In view of the excitement caused by the pproachlng election in Peru the Chilian government will "send the war ship Almi- ante Coohrano to America to protect the in- orest of Chilian ! . . Later the cruisers Pinto and Captain Prat will bo sent to Callao for lie purpose of protecting the lives and prop- 2rty of Chilians who reside In that Ity. The British flagship Royal Arthur las been ordered from Chilian waters and o Join the Northern Pacific squadron at Esqulmault. I have been told that it Is the ntontion of the British government to establish a largo dock yard with all modern appliances at Stanley , Falkland Is.luuds , ivhtch is to bo used by ships iu south At lantic and Pacific squadrons. 'freezing plolits h'a vd been cYtabllsheil at unta Arenas. They will bo operated in connection with the Now Xoaland line of steamers which will call there for cargoes of frozen mutton to bo carried to England. Chilian dispatch boats Condell and Hue- ; nel will be sent in a few days to patrol the seal rookeries in the Straits of Magellan. Governor Senoret has reported that two American , three Argentina and four English schooners arc engaged in pelagic scaling In violation of law and the dispatch boats are to be sent to the rookeries to prevent further slaughter of the seals. Each vessel is armed with rapid-firing guns and their commanders will probably not hesitate to use thorn. In Hlo Gr.uiUc < lo Sill. The Herald's correspondent In Montevideo telegraphs that inaccurate accounts of the fighting in Rio Grande do Sul are so numer ous that the exact situation cannot bo deter mined , The Castilhlstas insist that the re cent battle practically ended the revolution , because the insurgent army had boon forced to flco in such small oands that it could not possibly bo got together in sufficient num bers to make an effective stand. This story is contradicted by the revolu tionists , who declare that General Tellcs' Castllhistic army was defeated and that Tellcs himself was badly wounded and fled toward Santa Anna. A telegram from Taura says that Gouer.il Sul-rano with a body of revolutionists has arrived at the Uruguayan frontier. Salgano declares that the stories about the defeat of the revolu tionists are General Tavariz defeated Tel- les' army at Yulmnduy. The Uruguayan senate has voted a larpo sum to the government to bo used In rein forcing the army stationed In the frontier to prevent raids by Brazilian troops. A telegram from the Herald's correspondent pendent In Buenos Ayres says that the of ficial Inquiry Into the causes for the wreck of the Argentine warship Resales is still drug- glngalong. Lieutenant Victorica , ono of the condemned officers , has protested against the findings of the court of inquiry. It is probable that Qulrno Costa will bo the now minister of foreign affairs lu Argen tina. A dispatch from Rio do Janeiro , Bra- 7il , says the yellow fever epldomlo is spread ing , Kncocod lu a Desperate Conflict. GIIANADA , Nicaragua , ( via Galvcston , Tex. ) , May 21. [ By Mexican Cable to the Now York Herald Special to TUB BKE. ] AVhat , it Is believed , will bo the decisive battle ol the revolution against the authority of Presi dent Socosa has been opened by the advance of tlio government troops. After many days spent in preparation the government troops began their advance , this morning nt U o'clock , Their purpose was to uttacli the revolutionists nt Barranca , neai Masaya. As the government forces ad vanced the battle was begun by the revolu tionists , whoso artillery opened a vigorous lire upon thoattacklng columns of the enemy , The revolutionists are enthusiastic. The ) believe the engagement now In progress will result favorably to their cause and hope II will bo the decisive battle of the movement to overthrow Socosa. Largo crowds arc gathered in the streets awaiting news of tin battle , which will bo brought from the fronl by messengers. I am Just about to leavi Granada for the battle field to watch tlu progress for the Herald , Saw the I'cncoi , CHICAGO , 111. , May 21-Although a greai many visitors floated easily along Stony Is land avenue and the cross streets , it was comparatively quiet today in the vicinity o Jackson park. About 4 o'clock the crowi was largest. At that time over 21,000 , people plo were attending the Wild West porfor ma'nce and other kindred attractions. Tin Ice cream saloons and cheap museums wen doing a lively business. Perhaps 00,000 people plo saw the outside fences during the day , Funeral of Jainei Murdoch , CIXCIXNATJ , O. May 21. The funeral o the great actor , James Murdoch , was heli hero today. About 200 people gathered to wll ness the last solemn riles. The service was complete In Its simplicity. Wrapped In an American flag and followed by twenty car riages , the body was taken to Spring Grove cemetery , where the Interment was made , I'.tiiMH IX IHiMAXl ) . Humlrcilft oi People riorldnc to the Coded Sioux I.nnili , CitAMnr.ui.Ais , S. D. , May 21. [ Special lo Tun Br.r. . ] Whatever may bo the facts as regards other sections of the state , the In flow of Immigration to the ceded Sioux lands continues in a manner most gratifying , and the reports that continue to como from east ern states scoin to fully warrant the opinion that these who have already arrived nro but the advance ( ftiard of the vast army yet to come. In ono day recently slxty-flvo teams , loaded " : lth immigrant goo.ls , crossed the river on the pontoon bridge at Ibis tilnco on their way to the ceded lands. Thus Iho choice lands of this great reservation nro rapidly disappearing and before ninny months have elapsed but little of It will re main subject to entry under the homestead laws. State Commissioner of Schools and Public Lands Ruth has been In the city and ar ranged for the surveying nnd platting of the school section which is located within tlio citv limits. When platted the land will bo sold by'tho lot to these desiring to buy and the proceeds will 30 Into the state school fund. For several years a number of build ings have been illegally upon the land , but these the commissioner ordered removed within the next ten days. There nro about 100 acres of land in the parcel to bo sold , Iho remainder of the section lying in the Mis souri river. The land Is ns level as a floor and Is certain to bring a good price when it Is placed upon the market. SonIh Dnkotii Oratorical Content. REDFIUU ) , S. D. , May 21. [ Special to TUB BKE. ] The sixth annual oratorical contest of South Dakota was hold ntRcdllcUl Thurs day. Yankton college , Sioux Fulls univer sity , Brooking * Agricultural college , South Dakota university , Augustana college and Redlleld college participated in tno contest for a chalcedony slab and a prize of ? IO anl a geld badge for the first pri/o and $25 for the second prize. The Judges were Hon. C. W. Herreid , Hon. C. E. DoLind of Pierre , and Uov. J. F. Cross of Rosebud Agency. The first prize was given to T. A. Stubbins of Yankton college , and the second prlo to E. F. Dow of Redfleld. The chalcedony slab will bo contested for by the collcccs again , as both Yaukton nnd Mitchell have won the irizo twice. A largo number of students vcro present from each institution , and voro in complete harmony with the decision f the Judges. Tiiouaiir HI : H A.it 3ivii > r.uii ) . American Citizens In Mexico Cl'ilm n Com panion AViiH Maltreated. WASHINGTON , D. C. , May 21. A Chicago laper recently printed a letter from Mexico tating that on the 20th of September , 18UJ. Ir. Charles Crelghton , a citizen of the Jnitcd States engaged as the contractor of , section of the Motauioras road in the state f Pueblo , had been assaulted , disarmed , ar- cstcd and locked up In the Jail of Tlacal- ticai ) by a band of workmen , and that next ay Crcightou was found dead in the Jail and hat it was believed that the Jailor had nuir- lercd him. The Mexican legation at Washington is in script of an official report from the Depart ment of Foreign Affairs of the United Mexi can states , from which it appears that > eightoii was arrested and put in Jail be cause ho was drunk and caused a disturb ance in tljo graders' camp by attacking with i rfovftWwjfc the workiuginen of Uio- ' railway/ who disarmed nnd locked him up j that on the 21st of September Crash- on was found dead , and that from the nu- opsv made by an expert It appeared that lis death resulted from congestion of the > rain ; that the friends of Crelghton , not bo ng satisfied and insisting on a new inquiry , , ho disintbimcnt of the corpse has been or dered and a now autopsy will follow , so that f it Is not proved that death resulted from natural causes , these who may bo responsi ble for the same fahall bo duly tried and lunishcd , < ox THC jtnwaa CASE , t 'Will Occur Hcioro the Prcsbytorlnn Gcn- oial AsBomhly Thin Week. WASHINGTON. D. C. , May 21. Commis sioners to the Presbyterian general assembly occupied most of the local pulpits today. The attendance upon the various places of worship wcro generally greater than the capacity of the houses could accommodate. Besides the usual preaching services there was a mass meeting in the interest of the Young People's Societies of Christian En- .leaver at the First Presbyterian church. The coming week Is expected to produce the scnsition of the assembly the debate on the Briggs case. Just what shape it will como up in cannot bo definitely staled. An appeal from the action of the Now York presbytery has been placed in the hands of the Judiciary committee , of which Rev. George D. Baker , D. D , , of Philadelphia is chairman. Mr. Baker , while not the first ohoico of the Briggs men of the assembly for moderator , eave him their votes after Mr. Dickey had declined to have his name used > is n candidate for the olllce. The committee will probably report on Tuesday on the regularity of the appeal and whether or not It should bo entertained , coining , as it does , direct from the presby tery without having gene to the synod. AMUXt ] Till ! ll'O.tiJi'.V. .Many Women Ministers Present nt the Ko- ftgloiu Horviceu of tlio Wnrlil'H Cungrtw. CUICAOO , 111. , May 21--Eightccn ordained women ministers of the gospel , represent ing thirteen different denominations , sat upon the speaker's platform at the religious services hold this morning by the World's Congress of representative women , These who took active pait In the services wore Revs. Mrs. Tuppor Wilson ofSt. Paul ; Mrs. Mary Sallord of Sioux City , In. ; Mrs. Florence Kolleck of Pasadena. Cal , : Miss Anna H , Shaw. Mrs , Caroline ,1. Bartlett of Knlaimuoo , Mich , ; Mrs. Mary Merclnnd , Mrs. Jcnnotte Olmstond of Olivette , O. , and Miss May Wright Sewull. A sermon was delivered by Miss Anna II. Shaw. Tlio attendance nt the various meetings of the womcns' congress at the art Institute was very largo this afternoon. Perhaps the greatest Interest was taken in the meeting in hull No. ! l , at tlio religious meeting. Mrs. E. B. Grunnis , president of the Social Pur- Itv league , presided and delivered n short address. Speeches wcro made by Mrs. Isa bella Lake of Chicago , Mrs. Mary Lowe Dickinson , Mrs. Arthur Smith and others. i.uoits LIKI : CHMi'anriO'f. I'aiuinm Ilontl Will Not llmiow IU Con- Iruct with the rnclllo Mall. SAX FJIANCISCO , Cal. , May SI. K. II. Hinton - ton , agent of the Panama railroad in this city , received tlio following despatch yester day ; NEW YOIIK , May 20. Proposed deal hero merely covers charters of steamers for Col umbian lino. Distrust all riminii. Khali abide loyally by our onaitKOiuont. Notify our friends. I'AXAMA HAIMIOAD COUIMNY , Mr. Hlnton says ho supposes the "pro posed deal" mentioned In thn despatch may refer to the efforts of the Columbian line to charter the steamers belonging to Mr. Huntlngton for service between Now York and Colon , He says that he has no expecta tion that the Panama road will renew the old contract with the Pacific Mall antl Steamship company. Abandoned u llubjr. Some one loft n week-old baby at the door stop of Rev. J. A. Hultinan's residence lasi night. A note was pinned to the elothlni of the child requesting the reverend gentle man to care for the child , Mr Hultman called at police headquarter ! and requested that ho bo relieved of tin charge , so the pollco took the iufuut to tin Open Duor , END OF THE WHISKY TRUST Biggest Firms in the OombSno Servo Notice of Their Intended Withdrawal. FAILURE TO PAY ITS GROUND RENTALS Money Dun the firms from the DIMIlllnfl : nnd Cattle feeding Company Allowed to Itun When Past Hue AtlHIn In lltd Himpc. CHICAGO , III. , May 21. [ Special Telegram to Tun Bnn. ] The Whisky trust appears to- have received Its death blow Saturday nlht by the withdrawal of Its chief ills- tillers. Woolncr Bros. , E. S. Hasten , H. fi. J. Swabachor and J. 11. Francis , served written notice on John Beggs , first vlco president of the Distilling and Cattle Feed ing company , that they had withdrawn from the "trust" and would take possession or their respective distilleries. The announcement of this action was mada by Samuel Woolncr to a reporter at Wool * ncr's homo In Peorla. Mr. Woollier said ha fully realized that the withdrawal of tho- distilleries owned by these men was a death blow to the "Whisky trust , " and to use his. his own language : "It looks ns if this move would bust the Distilling and Cattle Feeding company. Tha. withdrawal ot the Grove and Union distil leries , which I represent ns trustee for Woollier Bros. ; the Manhattan , owned byr E. S. E-iatonj the Pcorla , the property ot John II. Francis , nnd the Northern , owned ! by the Schwabachcrs , means the dropping : out of the live best paying houses in tlio Distilling and Cattle Feeding company. Hohlnil With Its Kent. The reason wo withdraw is because the > Distilling nnd Cattle Feeding company has not paid us our rental under the leases for the ground upon which their distilleries , stand. Now tlio capacity of the Grove and Union distilleries is 7,501) ) bushels a day ; thoi Pcorln runs il.OOO , the Manhattan il.ODO , and1 the Northern y.OOO , which makes , a total daily capacity of 10-- , 500 bushels , which has gone out of the > concern. The worst ot It , from the stand point ot the Distilling and Cattle Feeding ; company , Is that thcso are the best proper ties In the company and are ths ones upoi * which the trust mostly depends -Wo are now in possession of our bouses and have men there looking after the property. 1 was at the Grove mid Union this morning and' ' have started men at the work of taking , stock. The firms withdrawing from the Distilling- and Cattle Feeding company will deliver nil spirits und grain ou hand. That is , wo will pivo up personal property , taking back the naked plants , machinery , ete. The notice wo served on Mr. Begg so stated and wo. do not consider that wo have any right- to the stock. Tno reason wo served , the notice ou Vlco President Hogg was because - , cause President Grcenhut was in Chicago , and wo did not know when he would return. He and John S. Slovens were in Chicago , looking after Iho quo-warr.into suit com menced by Attorney General Alaloney , nuf understand Mr. Grcenhut , returned last , ' * "night and I presume our notification ha * < licen placed before him by ; this time. The principle reason why weu withdrew was because wo have not received7 the rentals for some tiuio past. That Is the , rOuson nil of us have drawn out. There Is a clause in our lease with the trust that wo can withdraw if the rentals are not paid for sixtv days. In thcso'biises iho rentals hava not been paid for many months , " It- ) Domino Assured. ' , This is certainly the end of the trust for- * it has been very hard up for some time , and now that Its source of revenue is about shut , off , the outlook is a very dreary one. Mr. Woolner also said there wcro several other houses that , would soon withdraw. Of the , eighty houses that were in tno trust not , nero than ten have been miming of Into , , 'ho houses that withdrew yesterday were , iinonir the strongest in the trust. Several' ' lundrcd thohsand tdollnrs is duo on Juno. eb.ites aim nnd now that the prospects of. ' il.ieing the SS.000,000 worth of bonds. ntcly ordered Issued are b.id , the olllcers of ; ho trust do not see where the ncccssarw : ash is to comefrom. s' jfo.isr , She Gives Mrs. Potter Palmer anil Other * u WHrin Koccptlciii. CHICAGO , 111. , May 21. Phoebe Couzms has , vrlttcn a long letter to the Chicago Times , n which she energetically attacks Mrs. 'otter Palmer nnd World's Fair Coinmis * sioners Massey , St. Clnlr and * Lannon. She , icgins by saying that slio is keeping quiet at n-csent , for the reason that she must liavo n-cnth like other mortals. She then con- inucs : "So when Massey of the midget state of Delaware ; St. Clulr from the si wed- oft section of the great mother country of Virginia nnd Laiinon from the laud ot the Mormon elder nro giving the blurt , dance , cake walk and tlslit rope performance ot their musical round with Theodore Thomas , vou certainly don't expect a trained and dignified leader to 'shy his castor' Into this circus ring und waste his sweetness on the desert air. " Referring to the report that a certain lidy was blackballed off the platform of the woman's congress , Miss Cou/lns says the lady referred to Is no less , a personage than Isabella Bcecher Hooker. May Wright Sowall was notillod by the president of. thn woman's management that this lady must bo kept. off at all bayards. Mrs. Hooker , unluckily for her appearance at this congress , wrote a loiter October 15 , Ifj'Jl , to Mrs. Palmer , in which , ns chulrnuin of thcfinanca committee , she very succinctly sot forth the falsity of affidavits which had been sub- milted ut the September mooting of the board of lady manager. * by Mrs. Palmer ami others as to the formation of that commit tee , and bruvolv sustained the secretary , H was fondly hoped by the receiver of that letter that this method of hquulchliiff Mrs. Hooker would bo a sufficient reproof to one who dared to affirm in writing that the prcbldent of Vho lady managers and her sub- tddlrcd allies hud been f also to truth , liciuo the order of ostracism , Miss Cou/.lus ends her letter with an elaborate attempt to prove that I ho World's fair board of refer * cncq aud control Is an Illegal body. WILL U11AXUK Hiit N.IMK , Young Mm. Illitlno loVinl Dr. William. Hull lu JIHIP , NEW Youic , May 21. The Herald says : Young Mrs. Blalno is to change her name. She Is going to bo married to Dr. William T. Bull. There have been many rumors of en- gagcinont , but these have been denied until now , when the announcement is uuthorl- tatlvely made. The wedding will not bo long deferred. According to present arrangements It U llxed for early in Juno. It will be a quiet one , mid may be followed by u trip to fc& * rope. DUa trou I'looilf. ST. PAWMinn. . , May 21. Floods of a seri ous nature are reported In Montana by tha Helena correspondent of the Pioneer Presit They were caused by the swelling of moun tain streams to an unusual height. Many ferries on the Flathead and other rivers have suspended operations. While no real damage lias thus fur been done , cousldcrabla is threatened , us the water is continually ruing. Trafllo on the Belt Mountain bnmrJi of the Great Northern road has been entirely suspended bv the high water , and at present there Is no Immediate prosper of the i x tranlo , rritnrnTHMttra1 iTI \ fliTlnnrrri i tin"