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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE.
TWENTY-SECOND YEAR. OMAHA , FRIDAY MORNING , JUNE 2 , 1893. NUMBER 2-17.
? ODND GUILTY OF HERESY
. BriggB Hunt Suffer for His Liberal
Views and Teachings.
1'iE IS SUSPENDED FROM THE MINISTRY
L'crillct of Expulsion Stmtnlncil l > r n
f' Majority In the l re liytnrlnu Ocnernl
Assembly The lloTcronrt Doctor
llcfusc * to Itccant.
f \VAsmxfrrojJ , D. C. , Juno 1. Having de
rided by n vote of 383 to 110 that they had
heretic In the person of Dr. Brlggs , the
Iffrat thing for the Presbyterian general as-
jicmbly to do when It met this' morning was
\o consider what should bo done with him.
iccordlngly a commltteo was appointed tel
l rlng In a verdict , and Its members were re-
Sucstcd to get to work nt onco. After a
Jgng session the committee brought In this
recommendation : "Suspension from the
fnlnlstry , " nnd the assembly adopted the
On the convening of the Pros-
liytcrlnn , general assembly the mod-
[ jrator announced the names of the com
tnittec to formulate the mlnuto express-
; the sense of the assembly as to the vote
ItV.ilccn upon the appeal from the Now
I.Yorlc Presbytery In the Brlggs
> case. Kov. Thomas A. Hoyt of Philadelphia
I was made chairman. The other members
I are as follows : Ministers II. W. Congdon ,
Now York ; J. II. Brooks , Missouri ; C. W.
I Stewart , Nebraska ; W. W. Harsha , Ne
braska : J. J. Lucas , India ; G. D. Baker ,
L Pennsylvania ; E. P. Whallon. Indiana.
jIThorons Denning , Iowa. Elders John
TRandolph. Baltimore ; Thomas McDougall ,
POhlo ; David Jackson , Colorado ; E. T.
I Greene. Now .Tersoy ; J. A. Curry , Kentucky ;
IE. D. Worllold , Pennsylvania. The com-
Lihlttco retired nnd the nsscmbly as a court
Indjourncd , resuming leglslativo business ns
I The nssembly adopted the report of the
Icommlttco on bills and overtures reaffirming
2lho dellvcrcncO of the assembly of 1892 on
| the Inspiration of the scriptures. Ilecess.
| During the session of the commltteo a
Imotlon was made by Dr. Stuart to ndopt a
[ resolution admonishing Dr. Brlegs for his
l3elivcry of the Inaugural and requcsMng him
f.o refrain from a further spread of his leadi
ngs , ngninst which the church has spoken.
Not Disposed to Kecnnt ,
It was suggested , however , by another
Fmember that possibly admonition would bo
lof no avail , and It was decided that a sub-
I committee should wait on Dr. Brlggs and
[ ascertain what position ho would take in the
luaso. As had been expected from his
Speeches they found that Dr. Brlggs was
Inot disposed to take back or modify any-
jfthlnir which ho had said.
Upon making this report to the full com-
Pmltteo it was decided that the only other
thing to do was to suspend him from the
! further practice of the oflico of n Presby-
' .terlnn minister , nnd this was agreed to by
. nn unanimous voto.
Dr , Brlggs is suspended Indefinitely nnd
can only bo reinstated on his recantation of
the matter in his speeches and writings to
which objection hat ) been mado. It is un
likely that ho will over do that.
Prof. Brlggs wns not in 'his scat when
the closlmr scene took place , all th
commissioners who had pivcn him
their support nnd counsel had gone
with the exception of Prof. Francis
Brown w.ho waited to hear the vettliethnd
'Mien left the church. Drs. Birch and Lamb ,
the members of the committee on prosecu
tion , were also nbsent , Colonel McCook
being the only member in his scat. The
gallery pew , which had bcpn occupied by
Mrs. Briggs nnd friend * , wns conspicuously
vacant for the first tlmo sluco the assem
The commltteo on theological seminaries
presented a report on Union seminary , of
' Which Dr. Brlggs is ono of the faculty , ills-
, avowing all responsibility for its teachings
I and declining to receive any further reports
from It until it is brought into harmony with
I the church.
A long nnd excited discussion followed the
i presentation of the report , which wns re-
[ ueived by the nsscmbly without objection.
Prof. Dufllold of Princeton seininnry tried
| to correct the statement in the report in
reference to Prof. Henry Preserved Smith.
Ho claimed that-Prof. Smith , while ho nnd
been deposed from the ministry , was yet a
I member of the church.
I "No , sir ; no , sir ; " shouted out a number
5of commissioners ( meaning that Dr. Dullleld
Bwas wrong ) . In the confusion Dr. Duflleld
Defended Union Seminary.
Dr. Herrick Johnson defended the dircc-
jtors of the Union Theological seminary in
I'ofuslng to nrbitrate. Ho said the status
| iuo was that Dr. Briggs continued as a pro-
Tt'essor under the direction of the board of
Ilircctors ot the Union Theological sem
inary , and thnt the vote power should also
1 ontinuo until the general assembly settled
I Cries of "question 1" hero interrupted the
tpcakcr , but before the question was put
[ Jr. Dufllold succeeded in making nn explana
tion about the case of Henry Preserved
hmith. Prof. Smith , ho contended , was
( dniply suspended from the ministry and not
krom communion In church matters , and the
report related solely to his rights as a mem
ber of the church.
A member moved that that portion of the
report In regard to the character of Lane
seminary and the election of Prof. Smith bo
[ laid on the table , but the motion was lost.
I Hov. Dr. Moore , ono of the trustees of
I Lane seminary nroso to explain why it was
[ thonamo of Prof. Smith was found on the
[ list of professors of the seminary. Ho said
( that when Dr. Smith wns suspended , there
I wns no person to till his chair at the seminary
I and as the term wns so near an end It was
[ determined to continue htm until the school
year was over.
"How about the now year ! " shouted
sovera' members and Dr. Moore explained ,
nmld much derisive laughter , that the same
conditions prevailed then its at the end of
Another lively discussion was then com
menced over that pnrt of the report rofer-
I ring to the Union seminary. Dr. Herrick
i 3ohntion and Clerk Roberts contradicted each
other ns to the terms of the arbitration
proposition submitted to the seminary.
I'ror. Ilroirn Kxpluliu.
Prof. Brown , representing the faculty of
> the seminary , made nn explanation of the
position of that bpdy as ho understood it.
IIo prefaced this with the statement that ho
had no objections to offer to the report of
the committee. If this assembly thought It
I- was wise und just to take the action indicated
J no word of his should prevent it. Union
Y seminary was not here to ask anything from
Ho was answered by Dr , Booth of Now
The question was finally put nnd the re
port ias adopted in its entirety by a largo
The next order of business was the con
sideration of the report of the commltteo
on bills and lOvorturcs made last Saturday
In cxplnuution of the deliverance of the
Portland assembly last year upon the In-
iplratlon of the holy scriptures. The report
vvns us follows :
In answer to the overture from the probby-
terlrh of Newurlc and Ht. Louts w'th reference
to the deliverance of tlio lust fri.cral assembly
on thn Inspiration < if the holy bcrlpturot > , tlio
COinnilttuti would recommend the following. 10r
SBCJ ssembly reulltrms thu deliver
ance of th u 101th general assembly , touching
the Inspiration of tlio holy Rcrlpturrb , and In
to dolii ) ? declares that the bald deliverance
enunciates no now doctrine , lint rathnr Inter-
pruts and chcs expression to wlmt ban ror
broil clierhhed nnil belleveu In as u tiindn-
tnenUl truth ami which K expressly taught 11In
Dr , Horrlck Johnson offered a substitute
composed principally of quotations from the
Ktnndiirds of the church , reciting that hoot
crrlpturr * ire the only Infallible rule ol
faith , notwithstanding some potsiblo errors
of trantcriptlon or translation.
Kldur Eudaly of Ohio moved to Uydhi
subject on the table , and it was so ordered
by n standing court yeas , 227 ; nnys. 170.
Ilov. Shopnrd Cnnteil Nome Kxoltonient ,
Hov. Mr. Shcpard moved that the report
of the committee bo laid on the table , but
this was lost and Mr. Shcpard took the
platform to propose another substitute.
The assembly , ho said , had deliberately
voted down the standards of Interpretation
of the scriptures and ho offered a resolution
setting forth that the standards of the
church BUfllclently expressed the sources
of inspiration and It was , therefore , not
necessary to pass upon the question.
There were shouts of ' 'No , no , " and "Yes.
yes , " and other vocal ovldcnccs of approval
and disapproval of the substitute. The
moderator declared that the substitute was
lost on a rising vote , but insistanco was
made on a count. The request was granted
nnd the substitute was lost nays , 214 ; yeas ,
104. Mr. Shcpard cried out for the yeas nnd
nays , but the moderator refused to put the
demand , *
The report of the committee waa adopted ,
the minority vote being only about sixty.
Dr. Horrlck Johnson gave notice nf a pro
test that would be filed and the assembly
took a recess.
At the afternoon session Dr. Craig con
vened the assembly ns a court to hear the
report of the committee appointed to pre
pare the explanatory mlnuto in the Brlggs
caso.Kov. . Dr. Hoyt , chairman of the committee ,
before making the report , called upon Dr.
Baker , chairman of the subcommittee sent
tt Interview Prof. Briggs In a spirit of con
ciliation , to report the result of that Inter
Dr. llrlffffi BtnniU firm.
Dr. Bauer said the committee had hoped
that Prof. Brlpgs would say something
which might relieve the tension of the pres
ent distressing situation , but this hope had
not been realized. Prof. Briggs stated his
Irrevocable determination to abldo by the
declarations made in his address before the
assembly In his defense , and to continue to
teach the doctrine there avowed.
At the request of Dr. Baker , Prof. Brlggs
gave him the following autograph letter :
WAflniNOTON , I ) C. , JllllO 1 , 1803. HOV.
Gcorco I ) , llakur , Chairman of the Siiucotunilt-
tee of the 'kimmltteo of the Assembly Ap
pointed to Formulutu a Judgment In the Case
of tlio Presbyterian Church , U. 8. A. , Against
I'rof. HrlRKS , My Dear Hlr : In accordance
with your request , I hereby state that your
committee called upon mo and asked mo If I
had anything to say to them respecting tlio
dlHpopltlnn of tlio case , I thereupon bald that
I adhered to all the positions taken before tlio
Konoriil assembly and had nothing further to
say , MIVO that tlio appellee reserves all rights
and that ( lie general assembly should take tlio
exclusive responsibility forany further act Ion.
U. A. Brtiuus.
Order of Kxpulsloti.
Whereupon. Dr. Baker said the committee
took the action which Mr. Hoyt would now
report to the assembly.
The report , after reciting the proceedings
in the case , proceeds :
This judlrutory finds ns Its final Judgment
that the IlndliiK of the presbytery of Now York
Is erroneous and should bu , and Is hereby , re
versed , and this Kcncral assembly , hitting as a
Indicatory In said cause , coming now to outer
judgment on said amended charges , finds that
the appellee , diaries A. HrlggH , lias uttered ,
taught and propagated views , doctrines and
teachings as set forth In said charge- ) ,
contrary to the essential doctrlno of
holy scrlpturo and tlm standards
of said Vrosbytoi Inn church In the
United States of America , and In violation of
the ordination vows of said appellee , whleh
bald erroneous \ lows and dooti'lnct ; slrlUe at
the vitals of religion and huvo been Industri
ously spread ; wlieiefoto , this general assem
bly of the I'resbytorlan chuich In the United
Stales of America , sitting as a Jurtleutoiy In
this cause , on appeal , does hereby susueml
Charles A. llrlggs , the said appellee , from the
ofllco of a minister In the 1'resbyterlan church
In the I'nlted States of America until inch
time us lie shall give satisfactory evldenca of
lepcntanco to tno general assembly of the
Presbyterian church In the United States of
America of tlio violation by him of said ordi
nation tow as herolnbaforo found.
Utive Notice of Appoil.
The report of the committee wasiadopted ,
whereupon Dr. Sprague gave notice that at
the proper time a protest would bo offered
tigainst the finding of the assembly as being
too severe a sentence for the offense of the
honored scholar namedas tending to restrict
the liberty -heretofore enjoyed by ofllco
bearers in the Presbyterian church.
AH explanatory note was adopted and
made a part of the record of the caso. It
takes strong grounds against the views ex
pressed by Dr. Briggs , and for which ho has
been suspended. On motion of Mr. Mc-
Dougall , amended by Dr. Young , a vote of
thanks was given the committee for Its
services. The motion evoked a few hisses ,
the first so far hoard , but was adopted with
a small minority voto.
Hov. Dr. Hcrrlck Johnson of Chicago pio- ?
sonted the protest against the action of the
assembly at the morning session on the In
spiration ot holy scrlpturo , notice of which
ho then gave. The protest closes as follows :
' Believing these present scriptures to be the
very word of God , nnd , Immediately inspired
of God , kept pure in all ages , and the one
only infallible rule of faith and practice , not
withstanding some apparent discrepancies
In matters purely circumstantial , wo ear
nestly protest against the thrusting of this
now interpretation of our standards upon
the church to bind men's consciences by an
enforced subscription to its terms. "
This was signed by about sovonty-fivo
ministers and elders.
The protest was received and a committee
appointed to answer it.
On the Inspiration of the .Scriptures.
Rev. Dr. Younp offered the following as
supplemental to the icpoi t of the committee
on bills nnd overtures ou the inspiration of
the scriptures along with that , report :
Ilosolved , That the bllilo at wo nowhavolt ,
In its various translations and versions , when
freed from all errors and mistakes of trans
lators , copyists nnd printers , U the very word
ot Uod , und consequently wholly without
The resolution wns unanimously adopted.
Hov. W. W. Harsha reported from the
committee on church iwlicy recommending
that the assembly remind presbyteries that
each church has the liberty to cheese and
appoint godly nnd competent women In full
commission In the chuivh for such ministra
tions to bodily nnd spiritual needs us may
properly come within their sphere. Adopted.
Dr , Sprague presented for consideration
the protest against the action of the assem
bly In the Dr. Brlggs case , of which ho had
given notice. It was ns follows :
1'iciti'nt Iroiu the Itnggt Men.
Wo , the undurslRnod ministers and uldcrs In
the Presbyterian church , declaring our honrty
tiollttf In und love for tlm holy bcrlpturos of
the Old nnd New Testament , und our onllro
loyalty to tliu principles of the Presbyterian
church , de-lru respectfully to lecordour
omit protest ngalntit thn verdict and judgment
cif suspension and the proceedings leading to
the vurillcl. In the case against Her , Charles
A. Ill lags , D.D. , in the general assembly of
1. As Involving , In our Judgment , ucts of
J. As booming to ubildgo the liberty of
opinion hitherto enjoyed under our btanduids
by ollico-boareis In the church ,
,1. AH tending , wo bclle\e , to the dlsconrnco-
nioiit of the thorough btudy of the bible und
ie\erent advancu In the upprunonslon of
Divine truth , and
4 , As Inllictlng what wo cannot but feel Is
Injustice on n Christian scholar of acknowl
edged high character and learning , us neil us
on the presbytery of Now York , which hud
fully accmltlcd film of the charges alleged
against him ,
The protest was received , to bcisprcad on
the minutes. It wns voted as the sense of ,
the assembly that no answer to the protest
was necessary ,
Relating to the Columbian exposition ex
hibit , the commltteo on finance presented
the following resolution which was adopted :
Itcsolvcd , That tlm mated clerk bo author
ized and Instructed to audit the accounts of
the Columbian exhibit committee , and , In the
event of u deficiency In the account by reason
- of tlio withdrawal of the exhibit , ho Is author
ized tu puy such deficiency to the o.\teiitof
The answer to the protest against the
action of the assembly on the subject of the
- inspiration ( if the bible wns read and
adopted. It declares )
\\o \ believe- the present scrlptutcs tobai"tho
very word of God , " nnd "Jmmedlatelv Inspired
by li.Mli Uept pure In till ages and only one
Infallililo rule of fullh und practico" , while
If errors vryro found la the original uuto-
grauh * . thv ) could not have proceeded from
ouVlio la truly thejiruthor thereof.
Saratoga , N. Y , , was chosen as the place
of meellutf ol the assembly of Ib'JJ.
IN THE INTEREST OF OMAHA
Efforts Being Made to Have Qranito Uaod
in the Federal Building ,
REASONS FOR DESIRING THIS MATERIAL
No Other Stone Can llo U ocl with Ailvnn'
tngo in a Itcunlt of tlio Severe C1I-
niatc Senator Mnnilor *
ion nt > V'ork.
WASHINGTON BUHBAU OP TIIB BBC , J
513 PouitTnuNTit STIIECT , >
WASIIINOTOX. D. C. , Juno 1. )
Senator Mandcrson arrived In Washington
today. Ho Is hero to contend for n fjranltc
construction according to the original pro
posals for the now public building at Omaha.
The senator said that Supervising Architect
O'Hottrko had said to him before his departure -
parturo for Nebraska that thora was no in
tention to order now proposals.
Tno senator will see Secretary Carlisle to
morrow and inform him that the proposition
to construct the building of sandstone , Bed
ford limestone or other material than granite
will bo a pure waste of money for the reason
that the lighter materials of construction
will not stand the climate of Nebraska , how
ever popular they may bo In the east and
south , The senator said that Mr.
O'liourke's letter to him recently stated that
a grnnito construction would exceed the ap
propriation at least $50,000. "If that is so , "
said the senator , "wo will try and got the
extra ? r)0,000. which 1 think wo can do with
out serious trouble. "
Senator Manderson Is In earnest In this
matter nnd there is no doubt'that ho will
make things decidedly lively for those who
have been attempting to alter the plans and
readvcrtiso for bids.
Vlfciimtn'a Final Instructions.
General A'iotor Vifqualn of Lincoln , who
was recently appointed consul general to
Columbia , arrived hero today from Now
York. General Vifqualn at once called upon
Secretary Grcsham and received his final in
structions. The general returned to Now
York this evening and will sail from that
city for Panama , his post of duty , on Mon
To Itofnrm the Public Service.
The joint commlssion'from the house and
senate , which was appointed by the last
congress to Investigate and suggest methods
for reforming the public service in the de
partments , has appointed a commit
tee of three , to whom the work will
bo delegated. Two of the appointees are
ofllcers of the Atchison , Topeka & Santa
Fe railroad. President J. E. Ulnchart being
ono nnd E. W. Sells of Chicago another.
The third commissioner is Charles W. Has-
kins of New York. The commission will
meet Monday to begin its labors in a room
of the Treasury department.
The following pensions granted are ro-
Nebraska : Original Arthur Belding ,
Daniel AY. Ellis , Henrv Fuhrcr. Increase
Seth J. Arnett. Original widows , etc.
Mellnda Suggs , Magdalina Fuhrcr.
Iowa : Original Daniel Fogal. Increase
Edwin A. Norton , Ezekiel Flower , Robert
Wcinpler. IZcissue John Chess , Harrison
Cllnkenbeard , William H. Wilson. Kpissuo
and increase John McLaughlin. Original ,
widows Meribah Fowler.
South Dakota : Increase Joseph W. Bar
Washing ton liaulc 1'nllure.
Comptroller Eckels received information
after closing the department this evening of
the failure of the Merchants National bank
of 1'acoma , Wash. A week ago the bank
was regarded to bo snaky and the examiner
began looking into its affairs. Ho reported
that the clearing house had come to the res
cue with suftlcient money to meet the run
and expressed the opinion that It would tide
over. Later the Chase National bank of
Now York drew out a largo amount of deposit
posit , which still further depleted the
bank's resources and was the immediate/
cause of the failure.
At Wilcox , Kearney county , Nob. , L. J ,
Wohlgemuth was appointed postmaster , vice
C. D. Conatant , resigned.
Leave of absence for ono month is granted
First Lieutenant William Laasltcr , Six'
tconth infantry , recruiting ofllcer.
[ P. S. H.
Attorney General Olney'g Instructions
WASHINGTON , D. C. , Juno 1. Attorney
General Olnoy said today that ho had issuci !
special Instructions in two Instances only fo :
the enforcement of the law against Chinese ,
These instructions followed in the line
instructions issued by the Treasury depart
ment and applied to Chinese who w
illegally In this country and not to the viola
tion of the Geary law.
Comptroller Eckels was advised this after
noon of the failure of the First Natlona
bank of Brady , Tox. The Dank was a smal
ono , its capital being only * 50,000 : Banli
Examiner Gannon has been placed In charge ,
Owing to the extra work necessitated in
transferring the ofllco of United State :
treasurer from Mr. Neboker to Mr. Morgan
the monthly statement will not bo issue
The "total gold in the treasury Is abou
102,000,000. But the showing on the book ;
is greater and the amount stated In the dobi
statement will bo greater , ns the export o
gola made the early part of the week hai
not yet been "taken up" in the cash. This
leaves the so-called gold reserve invaded
$3,000,000 and indications point to further
shipments of gold ou Friday and Saturday
of this week.
Secretary Gresham has been officially
notified of the appointment of L. A. Thurs-
ton , late head of the annexation commission ,
to bo minister from Hawaii to tlio United
States to succeed Dr. Molt Smith. The
secretary has no news from Hawaii relative
to the events mentioned in the press dis
patches from San Francisco ,
A dispatch vas received nt the State
department this afternoon from Minister
Baker , dated Masaya , Juno 1 , saying that
peace ia restored at Nicaragua , and the new
government goes into operation today.
i-KNSio.v ori'ici ; JIUOIIGANIZATION.
Important Appointments Which Were
Mtulo Ye tcr < lny.
WASHIXOTOX , D , C , , Juno 1. The pension
ofllco has been reorganised. The following
Important appointments were today made
in tlio bureau of pensions :
Charles McKovltt of Syracuse , N. Y. , to
bo chief clerk , vice A. W. Fisher , who has
been appointed a special examiner.
. John II. Anthony of Illinois , to bo assistant
I chief clerk.
I Frank E. Anderson of Virginia , to bo law
clerk , vice M , B. Bullet , resigned ,
A , A. Asplnwall of Pennsylvania , to bo
chief of the Board of Hovlow , vice H. A.
Dunumn , resigned ,
James H. Frltts of Indiana , to be chief of
the special examination division.
General N. J. T. Dana of New Hampshire ,
to bo chief of the old war and miyy division ,
vicoC. W , Filer , icsigned.
1C. G. Crabba of Washington , to bo chief ot
the middle division , vice W. L. Haynolds ,
Gcorgo T. nibble of Now Jersey , to bo
chief of the western division ,
A , H. Pard of Pennsylvania , to be chief of
the southern division , vice F. H. Allen ,
John D , ICy ncstono of Minnesota , to bo chief
of thn record division , vice E. J. Tottcn ,
resigned , '
Attorney flenerul Olnoy .Surprlicd ,
Wismxurox , D. 0. Juno l , Attorney >
GcucraJ Olncy was somewhat surprised that
an injunction to closo. the World's fair Sun
day wns not applied for by United
States District Attorney Mllchrlst last
Saturday and toleeraphed for nn explana
tion. When Mr. . Milchrlst left Washington
ho hnd explicit Instructions to ask for an
In a letter rccoltod today from Mr , Mll
chrlst ho explains that the tlmo elapsing
between the preparation cf the bill and Sun
day was so short that proper notice could not
have been given to the public. The Judges ,
too , wanted the matter postponed until
Chief Justice Fuller could sit- with them , nnd
for thcso reasons ho had refrained from
presenting the request for an Injunction to
the federal court.- .
TnnUton Sioux Soil Out to the Clovcrnmcnt
for n flood I'rlcc.
WASHINGTON , T3i O. , Juno 1. The commlst
slon appointed last summer to treat with the
Ynnkton Sioux of South Dakota for the
cession to the United States of their surplus
lands , has submitted n report to Secretary
Smith with articles of agreement. All will
bo ceded to the government for $000,000 , $100-
000 to bo paid within sixty days after con-
press ratlllcs tno agreement , the remainder
bearing G per cent Interest , payable nt the
pleasure of the government after twenty-live
aiiu , iff mis jfiEO ) !
Iowa i'rohlbltioiiUts In Convention Name
n Fall State Ticket.
MOINES , la. . Juno 1. [ Special Tele-
pram to Tun BEE. ( The state prohibition
convention todnyTjflcctod a permanent or-
ganizatlon by the selection of A. U. Cotes
of Perry for chairman , Hov. Jerry Johnson
of Harlan county for secretary and F. J.
Wilson of Benton county nnd S. Bross of
Kookuk county assistant secretaries. The
committee on resolutions reported throuerh
Kov. J. D. Wells of .Butler county. Several
hours were consumed In discussing the plat
form , the plank on the money' question nnd
the resolution condemning Boles for noncn-
forccment of ' the prohibitory law ,
calling for a tsrcst deal of talk. The
resolutions tire tvory extensive , as finally
adopted. The platform favors the enforce
ment of the prohibitory law , the repeal of
the Geary law , the , . abrogation of the Rus
sian treaty , 2 cent faro on railroads , lower
telegraph rates , civil service reform , de
mands repeal of tariff duties on
all necessaries of llfo , opposed to
Cat hello schools , demands enforcement
of laws against trusts , favors suppression of
dealing in options , favors 1 cent postage ,
stands for rigid economy in governmental
affairs and reaffirms belief in the stand taken
in the national platform on the silver ques
The committee on nominations this after
noon reported the following ticket : Gover
nor , B. O. Ayloaworth. DCS Moines ; lieu
tenant governor , ! J C. Hoed , Delta county ;
superintendent public instruction , Miss
Belle II. Mix , Danville ; supreme judge , J. A.
Harkey , Polk countyrailroad : commissioner ,
E. H. Gillette , DCS Moines.
The nominee for governor is particularly
strong , being the president of Drake uni
versity at this place. ' It is expected ho will
drawn largo vote from church and college
circles which may possibly result in demo
lowu "Wholesalers Mout
DBS MOINES , In. , Juno 1. [ Special Tola-
gram to THE BKE. ] Twenty-six delegates
representing the forty-seven wholesale
grocery establishments operated in Iowa
mot hero today and hela a state coaver..Ion.
The old ofllcers were ro-olocted as follows :
President , Samuel 'McMahon , Ottumwa ;
secretary , F. G. Lcttes , Marshulltown ;
treasurer , James AV-itts , Ues Molacs. The
sugar trade , whiCu constitutes over 0110-
hulf the business of the Iowa jobbers , was
about tne only subject discussed , tine" it waa
rc'solvcd upon what is 'known as 'tbo
"equality plan , " that is making the price on
goods delivered instead of goods to bo
shipped. In other words the Joboers , pay
the freight. By agreement a schedule of
prices is fixed for each town , at which all
jobbers must sell.
Chnrced with 1'eiuluii i'rnmls.
LIMB Si-itisas , In. , Juno 1. [ Special Tele
gram to THE BEE. ] George A. Van Louven ,
jr. , has been held tb the United States grand
Jury at Dubuque m $3,000 bonds on the
charge of illegally receiving money for securing -
curing a pension. Meanwhile Van LeuvEn
has begun suit for $20,000damages from
Pension Examiner Waite and Deputy United
States Marshal Goodnor for seizing his
papers and the key to his vault.
Cucsco , la. . Juno 1. [ Special Telegram to
Tim BEE. ] Gcorgb Kcssel , mayor of this
city , charged with pension frauds , walvei
preliminary oxa'minatlon today nnd was held
to the grand jury in $2,000 bonds. The
specific charge is that Kcssel ns a member
of the medical examining board tried to
have Oliver W. Moore given a higher rating.
To lie bold nt Auction.
Sioux CITY , la , , Juno 1. [ Special Tele
gram to THE BEE.J An attempt was made
today to depose the assignee of the Sioux
City Dry Goods company by about 100 of Its
creditors , but failed , the specific number
needed not petitioning , Immediately there
after an order was made by the court direct
ing the asstgn.ee to sell the stock in bulk
.Iuno20tothehighestb.ldderforcash. J. Martin -
tin Jones & Co. of Kansas City , nnd Britton ,
Smith & Co. ofiSt : Joseph will bo bidders.
Both firms desire to continue the business
hero. The plant complete , stock and busi
ness. Is valued nt $300.000. The sale will bo
free of liens , the creditors to bo satisfied out
of the proceeds.
Qutxtlonetl Ilamsoy's Power.
VINTON , la , , June 1. The attempt of D. G ,
Uamsoy , grand chief telegrapher of the
Order of Hallway Telegraphers , to remove
the cashier of the Telegrapher Printing
company , broughtin protest from the grand
treasurer , who is responsible for the moneys.
The grand chief claims the Toronto conven
tion gave him absolute power to remove nil
subordlnnto oniclals. Both sides consulted
attorneys and the matter was compromised
by S. P. Van Dyke , ox-county auditor , being
appointed temporary chairman to call the
oxecuUvo committee und thus settle the
matter. The'crand chief will , It is under
stood , romovd all Jpubofllelals who opposed
his re-election. jj
nldney Ocalawatui-y Content.
SIDNEY , la. , June l , . . [ Special Telegram to
THE BEE. ] A county declamatory contest
was hold at the court house tonight , Thcro
were twelve contestants , The largo court
room wns filled tp pvortlowing. Prizes were
awarded as follows ) Fred McDonald , first ,
gold medal and scholarship In Tabor college ;
Ora Bcckstod , second , scholarship in Western -
ern Normal college of Lincoln , Neb , ; I/u
Home , third , scholarship in Western Nor
JJcresford'a UroUun Hank.
Sioux CITY , la. , ' Juno 1. [ Special Telegram -
gram to THE BBS. j Harry 1C. Webster has
been appointed raceivpr of A. J. Ames'
broh-eubank'at Bcresford. Ills first state
ment shows liabilities of $35,000 , principally
to depositors , with assets , face value ? 10,000 ,
worth probably $10,000 less.
Slnnhril with a Untcher Knife ,
Sioux C < TY , In. , Juno 1. [ Speclnl Tele
gram to TUB BEB. ) Tom Muco , a negro who
has done time for murder , this morning
slashed Opha Brown , a colored prostitute
with n butcher knife because she would not
admit hin | to her house. She will probably
dlo. Mace is uudor arrest.
Left tt Trail of Death.
FonnnsT Cm" , Ark. , June 1. The cyclone
that passed four inlles west of this city last
night proved far more disastrous than was
imagined. A two-story eating house occu
pied by Mrs. Thomas J.J Thomas , a widow
s , completely dcmol-
isneu una flirs. Thomas nnd her 18-year-old
daughter Instantly killed. Other members
of the family were badly bruised. Many
other houses in'tho track of the cyclone were
demolished or unroofed , Not a tree or fcnco
was left slaudioif io Its trad ; .
SENATOR CLARKE IS DEAD
Bright Young Legislator from Douglas
Oouuty Succumbs to Pneumonia ,
HIS END A PAINFUL SURPRISE TO ALL
riiyilclnnn Powerletl to Check or Abnto
the Smldon 1'rugrcss ot the Ulicaio
1'nthcr , Brothers nnil Slitcr with
Him till Uventful Life.
LINCOLN , Neb. , Juno 1. [ Special Telegram
to t THE Bun. ] Hon. Charles H. Clarke , the
bright 1 young state senator from Douglas
county , died at 5:30 : this afternoon at his
rooms In the Hotel Ideal.
Ho had been ill slnco Saturday .night , and
his 1 friends , deemed his condition extremely
critical. Ills brother Will says that ho has
been ] ailing slightly for some time. Last
Saturday evening ho attended a party at
Burlington Beach with several of Lincoln's
young society people , among whom ho was
exceedingly ' popular. At about 11 o'clock
the same evening , after his return from the
beach 1 , ho was stricken , with an attack of
acute i plouro-pncutnonla , from which ho
novcr ] rallied. His suffering has been of the
most ] Intense character and It had been
found j necessary to keep him almost continu
ously ( under the influence of morphine.
Drs. Lowroy and Woodward of this city
have been in constant attendance at his bed
side , and later Dr. Moore of Omaha , the
family physician , was also called. Every
thing that skill could dovlso was done to
nlloviato his suffering , but at no time have
hopes been entertained that his life would be
spared. Yesterday the family nurse was
sent for and responded Immediately , coming
down from Omaha last evening. II. T.
Clarke , father of the deceased , and his
brothers , Will and Gordon , have also been
with him constantly , as has his sister , Miss
Sketch of Ills Life.
Deceased was 23 years old last December.
Ho wna Henry T. Clarke's fourth son , and
was born at Bellevue , Neb. , and lived in that
village until ho was 12 years old. Slnco
reaching that age ho has resided alternately
In Omaha and Lincoln , and for some
tlmo up to last fall ho was man-
accr of the Lce-Clarke-Andreosen company
of Omaha. He resigned his place when
elected state senator and has since made
Lincoln his headquarters. He was tlio
youngest man over elected to the NebrasKa
senate , being but 22 at the time. His
brother Harry had once been elected to the
same body at the ago of 24 years. Among
the members and tlio people ho was deserv
edly popular and \vas laying the foundation
for a career of usefulness to the public and
honor to himself and family. Ho had re
cently decided to make his homo in Lincoln
and arrangements were being perfected
whereby he was to take a responsible posi
tion in the conduct of the br.siocss of the II.
T. Clarke Wholesale Drug company of this
Ho had just fitted himself up n suite of
rooms in the Hotel Ideal on Fourteenth
street , between O and N streets , and was
anticipating much enjoyment in his comfort
able qu'artcrs. His father says that he re
sponded to a telegram from Charley last
Friday and came to Lincoln to discuss their
arrangements. IIo found his son in excellent
spirits , and was shown the young man's
rooms , ol whjch ihjo Jivtter was manifestly
proud. Charfey requested him to invite his
sister to send such things as she might wish
to.havehiu } ornament his rooms.
John T. Clnrico was in Chicago today and
word has been sent him to return.
For tlio Fnnornl.
Arrangements have been partially com
pleted for the funeral services. A hort serv
ice will be held at 9 o'clock Friday morning
at the rooms In the Hotel Ideal , Hov. E. II.
Curtis of the First Presbyterian church of
this city otllciating. The remains will bo
conveyed to the 10:15 : B. & M. train and
taken to Omaha. At 2 p. m. services will beheld
held at the paternal home , Twenty-fifth and
Casa streets , tit which Rev. Dr. Day will
Although the Illness of the deceased has
been of such a threatening nature , knowl
edge of bis true condition did not gain cur
rency until late today and the news of his
death was a shocking surprise to every one.
KECEIVJill IN OMAHA.
Great Shock Given the Friends of tlio
Young Mini till Wiirk ,
When the news reached Omaha last oven-
ng that Senator Clarke was dead , it came
to the comparatively few who heard It as a
surprise that m its suddenness shocked. It
was generally known that the young man
did not enjoy robust health , even that ho
lad boon far from well for some time , but no
thought of a critical sickness had been en
tertained among his friends outside of the
family circle. "
A reporter called at the Clarke residence
last evening and was Informed by the house
keeper that all of the family , except Mr.
John Clarke , were at Lincoln with the sen
ator. On Saturday Senator Clarke felt quite
badly , nnd on the day following the family
joined him at Lincoln.
The feeling of sorrow that will spread
through all classes and parties of the com
munity on hearing ttio sud news this mornIng -
Ing will bo intensified to an almost personal
pain when It is told that the young man's
last hours were passed In the most intense
physical suffering. Ho died of acute plcuro-
nneumoula developed from a cold received
baturday last while picnicking at Burlington
Charles Clarke Is dead , and the 1m-
potcncy of words adequate to the occasion is
oppressive. Ho is beyond all phrase of
pralsoj ho never earned a word of censure.
Omaha's memory will hold him dear
and hold him long. Three and
twenty years of buddlni ? life , and cut off
just us the Juno time of his career was beginning -
ginning to bloom with promise of a flowerful
maturity of exceptional usefulness to his
follow citizens and his native com
monwealth. A young man with un
usually sane judgment , who saw the
rlyht and unfalteringly followed it , unde
terred by all the temptations that assail the
politician , his too brief nubile record is lumi
nous. Omaha and Nebraska cannot soon
forgot the stand he took In the recent ses
sion of the legislature in the Interests of the
people. Even then his health was far from
good ; ho was forced to absent himself from
his seat In the senate chamber for weeks ,
but when his presence was most needed ho
was thoro. Ho introduced the maximum
freight rate bill and saw it placed on the
statute books of the stato. Let it bo his
monument. His sister will have a tenderer
memory ; ills brothers and his father will
have a closer sense of their loss , but the
people of this state and Omaha must usk to
bo permitted to indulge a certain piido with
their sorrow that Senator Charles O. Clarke
wns ono of them and one in whom they
could unhesitatingly place the care cf their
political necessities ,
There will be funeral services at the dead
man's rooms at the Hotel Ideal , Lincoln , this
afternoon , after which the body will bo
brought homo to Omaha. Funeral services
will bo held at the family rebldcnco , Twenty-
fifth and Cuss , at which Hov. Dr , Day will
Cheap lluuk Afnetl.
HASTINGS , Neb , , Juno 1. [ Special Tele
gram to THE BEK.Tho assets of the do-
funet City National bank were disposed of
today at public auction and the affairs all
closed up. The KIsinoro notes for tl 1,000 ,
for which C. NDIotz , the lumber man , waa
sued , wore sold for (1 , Tno total of judg
ments and claims sold amounted to tU ! > ,000
uud brought something over $1,030. ,
U'cirl : ofThlovui tit Dukom
DAKOTA Cur , Nab. . Juno 1.- [ Special Telc-
I gram to TUB BEB.J Thieves robbed the
depot of the Omaha railroad ami I ) . C. Stln-
son's store during last night , The depot
was entered through the transom over the
freight room door. Several freight boxes
were opened and the contents appropriated.
About 18 cents in pennies were secured from
the cash drawer. Stinson's toro wns en
tered through the cellar and besides helping
themselves to what they wanted In the way
of supplies , the thieves secured two counter
feit dollars and a couple of hundred pennies
out of the money drawer.
SHOT AN KSO.Vl'INU Tllttir.
W.V. . Cumnock of Konrnoy rinds Ujo for
III * ItoTulvrr.
KcAnNcr , Nob. , Juno 1. [ Special Tele
gram to Tim Btsn. ] A thief entered the
homo of W. W. Cumnock today and loaded
himself with everything ho could carry
away. Mr. Cumnock returned Just In
tlmo to catch the fellow , and cover
ing Him with a gun started with
him for police headquarters. After going
about half way the follow started to run
and was shot in the back but continued to
go. An oftlcer was sent for and found his
man near the plow factory. Ho had thrown
the stolen articles into the tall race of the
canal. The wound Is not considered fatal.
Would Not Stniul Trial. .
HASTINGS , Neb. , Juno 1. [ Special Tele
gram to Tun BED. ] The Wapironors who
were tried yesterday on the charge of re
sisting an ofllccr and subsequently arrested
on other charges for which they were to
have been tried today have skipped and left
their bondsman Hon. H. A , Batty , who
was their attorney , In the lurcn for an even
$1.000. Ho says ho will bring them back if
it costs him S5.000.
Hilton liy a Itnttlumiakc.
ELSIE , Nob. , Juno 1. [ Special Telegram
to Tun Bnn. ] The 2-year-old child of August
Lunsford , living eight miles north of hero.
wns bitten by a rattlesnake hibt evening and
will probably dlo.
DEATH IS A TUXXUL ,
Worklncmen Hurled lieiionthTons of north
DENVEH , Colo. , Juno 1. An awful accident
occurred at the Busk end of the Busk-Ivan-
hoe railroad tunnel this morning. It was
caused by a heavy fall of dirt , which struck
a gang of men , while they were at work and
completely buried them. A force of miners
at once went to the rescue and after hard
work , uncovered the men. It was then found
that three of them were dead and three in
jured , ono probably fatally. The dead arc :
George Aldrlch is supposed to bo fatally
Injured , while A. Gust and Mlko McLindon
were seriously wounded. The injured men
were brought to this city and placed In the
Killed a Wlfo Heater.
PLEASANT HILT * , Mo. , Juno 1. Last night
about S o'clock Alexander Soars , living near
Strasburg , nine miles east of here , went
homo intoxicated and began abusing his
family. His wife and children finally lied to
the homo of John Arrold , a neighbor. Soars
then , with an ax , chopped up the rear end
of his house and burned all the furniture in
the house. Sears then went to the Arnold
house , ax in hand. Ho said that his family
always ran to Arnold for protection when ho
attempted to run the house and ho was goiiifr
to settle the matter. Arnold procured a
shot gun and emptied its contents into Sears'
left breast. Scars continued to advance
untU-Arnold struck.htin.wUh the butt end
of the gun , killing him instantly.
NortliuoRtern Itoads Cutting.
ST. PADL , Minn. , Juno 1. The Albert Lea
road announces that , commencing today , it
will make a round trip rate of $10.20 from
St. Paul to Chicago , nnd that on nnd after
Juno 4. sinelo faro iroui St. Paul to Chicago
will bo $8.85.
The Wisconsin Central road this morning
also inaugurated a round trip rate to Chicago
cage of $10.20 , limited to November 15. The
rate hitherto has been § 18.f > 0 , and many
people have been waiting to get the benefit
of a lower rate before uroceedind on their
travels. The same rate Is also put into ef
fect by the Milwaukee road. On the Omaha
and Burlington , however , no reduction , had
been announced at 3 o'clock this afternoon.
In Honor of lluliiicinann.
CHICAGO , 111. , Juno 1. The American In
stitute of Homeopathy voted today to meet
next year nt Denver.
Regarding the proposed Hahr.emann
statue at Washington , D. C. , it was decided
that the most distinguished artist that
could bo secured should bo employed in the
erection of the monument. This is said to
be the first monument to bo erected in this
country in honor of a distinguished physi
clan. Various state societies have np
pointed committee ; ; to raise the necessary
Threatened by the Strikers.
KANSAS CITY , Mo. , Juno 1. The Journal's
Weir City , Kan. , special says : Six him
drcd striking miners marched to the Strip
mines today and subsequently a conference
of the striking and working minors was
hold. At the conference the union miners
demanded that the Strip miners Join them.
wlilch they refused to do , and the mooting
came to an end. The strikers intimatci'
that unless the Strip miners went out o
their own accord , they would bo compelled
to do so at the point of pistols.
Alohleri Threaten to Strike.
CHICAGO , 111. , Juno 1. At the meeting-
the National Association of Steve Manufnc
turcrs today , a commltteo from the Molders
ors association presented n demand of 1
cents increase in wages. It wns refused
nnd the commltteo declared after the ro
fusnl had been brought back to the loca
union , thcro would probably bo a strike ,
Movement ) of ( Jcciiti otcainuri June 1
At Southampton Arrived Normandle
from Now York.
At Browhoad Passed Gallla nnd Brltnn
nlc , from New York.
At Bremerhaven Arrived Spr o.
The Cornollui fron foundry. Now York City
was destroyed by lire hint nlxlit ,
I'robiilcnt Cleveland and parly nro fishing I
the waters surrounding llos island , VliKlnli
The Now York Ulminhor or Commerce ycstur
duy pulsed i ( 'solutions demanding the reuoa
of the tihurman Mlvor law.
At Van Huron 1'olnt , N , Y , , a farm house wu
burned yesterday morning and fourorlUo in
mates purlsliud In the 11 union.
The 1'rlricess I'ulallii aud biiltn attended th.
races at MoriK park yestordiiy afternoon arid
In the evening tiho w as temluiud u dinner by
An orgaiil/.itloii known as the Central Imll-
nim Kloctrlo lUllnny company has been per
fected , with a capital stock of M , 600,000 , at
Noblu-svllle , Jncl.
A urand festival to celebrate the three
hundredth anniversary of tlio HiredUh reformation -
formation , waa held by the Iiiitlieruns at
Hockford , 111 , , yesterday.
The fuiHiro of J. M , Mcf/ino Machine com
pany at L'nnton , O. , yesterday , HUH followed
by tno personal assignment of J. If. Mcl.uno ,
the president and principal owner of tliu coin-
puny and Frank U , Mul.uno , Ills son.
Hulph Drake , a brother of Councilman
Druko of ( tolumbux , O. . yosleidny bliot and
killed Mrs. Ida Ward. Tliu tna chifinnd to bo
husband and wlfo. After hhootlni ; tlio woman
Drake out u bullet Into lilnown head uud will
Yesterday at noon the Hank of Avaat Avu ,
III. , WAS robbed of about $3. < > OU uhllo the bunk
employes weruut dinner. Tliu robbers allied
( intraiico by prying open a window. Tliun tlmy
took the money out of the sale , ihlch was un
The joint commission of thohoiieo and sen-
atu , appointed liy the last euiiiriest , to Invobtl-
uate tlio niition'H business mntliodx , lm se
lected tlim ! exports who will on Monday
nextr.oiumotii'o the. work of bliiipllfylni ; innt-
t < itt and eliminate toil tape from Us futuio
HOW PEACE WAS PURCHASED
Terms on Which President Sooosa of Nica
ragua Surrendered ,
CONSTITUTIONAL MEASURES TO RULE
ii Contracted by lloth Armies lur
In ? the Knvolution Will llo Itognrdeil
ni H Nntlonnl Debt 3om
Itehelt DUpU'nsiicl ,
ICopi/i fgMfil tsmtiu jim ( Ionian Jlnuitlt.1
MASAYA , Nicaragun , ( via Galvcston ,
Tex. ) , Juno l. [ By Mexican Cable to the
Now York Herald Special to THE BEE. ]
The peace protocol arranged by the com
mission of which United States Minister
Baker was president , has been signed , but
It has not yet been ratltlcd by the principals.
Although its terms are kept ticcrot until
such tlmo as will bo agreed on for Its ofllciul
promulgation , I have learned the Important
fncts from reliable sources.
President Socosa agrees to deliver the
presidency to Senator Salvador Machado.
When the new ministry is formed the revo
lutionists will appoint tholr members. AH
questions relating to the administration of
the government w 111 bo decided by a vote of
the majority of the ministers. Free elec
tions will bo held throughout the republic
for members ot the constitutional nsscmbly
nnd preslucnt. Both nrinlea , under the
ngrccment , will bo disbanded nnd all of the
expenses of the war Incurred by cither partv
will be considered n national debt to bo paid
out of the public treasury. ,
In the now government the revolutionists
will have a majority In the cabinet. Many
of the revolutionists wcro dissatisfied with
the terms of settlement , but their opposition
was overcome by thoadvleoof cool-hcadod
leaders w hose opinions prevailed.
To Complete the Cuniil.
PANAMA , Colombia ( via Galveston , Tex. ) ,
Juno 1. fBy Mexican Cable to the New
York Herald Special to TUB Bnii. ]
M. Mango representative of the liquidator/ /
of the Panama Canal company told mo In nu
Interview today that the work on the canal
hero would be renewed nt the end of the
year. 'Ihero lias already been raised 50,000-
000 francs to continue operations. Ho thinks
hydraulic force may bo used in the Culobrn ,
cut. The government of Colombia will
appropriate" 8,500 francs monthly to apply
to the old debt of the state of Panama. Pay
ments will bo continued until the Indebted
ness is canceled. Mr. Haggard , minister
from Great Britain to Ecuador is hero. IIo
Is on his way to England.
Italian contract laborers brought hero to
build the Santa Marta & Bogota railroad
have struck. Fiftj-fivo loft for the United
States yesterday. They sailed on the Brit
ish steamer Jamaican which left Colon bound
The Herald's correspondent in Guayaquil.
Ecuador , telegraphs that a severe earth
quake shock lasting thirty seconds was fell
there Sunday evening. The Jail was wrecked.
In its fall three of tne pi Isoners were crushed
to death and many others were 'seriously
hurt. All of the prisoners who were not
Injured wcro released. Many other bu !
ings in the city , including the governors
house , the town hall and the Union club
house , were injured by the shaking.
From Quito the Herald's correspondent
sends word olu4ieculinr disease which has
broken out among the Indians , Hundreds ol
them hnVfi died from it. Those In the Chillo
valle.v nro thp. greatest sufferers. In the
first stages of the dlsfeaso the skin of the vic
tim itches vloloatly , in u short time the body'
turns to a sky blue color , it then swells to
three times its ordinary size , and then ,
death follows. The disease puzzles the doc- j
WHY THEY u < ; voi.Tun. .
Son of General Zil Tolls of thn Nlca-
NEW YOIIK , Juno 1. The son of General
Zavala , the commanding ofllcer of the Nica >
raguan revolutionary r.rmy , who is now
In Now York , says that when President
Cara/o dlod in August , 1SS' ) , Dr. Socosa waa
chosen to succeed him. Thcro was general
pleasure among the people on his ascension
to power. He was born in the province of ; , |
Leon on Feoruary 27 , 1SIO ; occupied several ' ,
Important political positions nnd studied ' !
plain surgery and ophthalmy in Paris , becoming -
coming a surgeon of acknowledged skill , and ' '
it was thought would make nn excellent < - '
Socosa Is a very vain man and on succeed- i 4
Ing to the presidency soon hud his head
turned. Ho made the mistake of surround
ing himself with men of small callVcr , whoso
main interest , with few exceptions , was per
It was In August , 1S91 , that Socosn made a
fatal blunder. Ho exiled a number of the
most prominent nnd Influential men In the
republic , among thorn being cx-Prcsidont
/Cnvula. Atibohno Hlvas , editor of the best
dally newspaper in Nicaragua ; Enrique Guz
man , a very nblo writer , who Is the son of
ex-President Fernando Gu/.man and brother
of the present Nicaraguan minister at Wash *
ington. Many other well known men wcro
ordered to leave the country. In an un
fortunate struggle at the tlmo two or three
of thcso weru killed , among them Josa
Pasos. a man widely known throughout the
The patloncn of a people has its limits in
Nicaragua as well us elsewhere , and retribu
tion wns bound to follow the wanton acts of
Socosa. Bcforo the expiration of his term
of ofllco , ad Interim. Socosa was determined
to DO elected president for a full term , and
accordingly took all the means known to UHJ
wily politician In Spanish-American coun
tries to achieve his ends.
Favorites were given contracts right and
left , Uclativcs were awarded contracts for
furnishing wood for the National railroad
sulllclent to last for twenty-five years. Hall-
road concessions wcro granted and the con
struction of railroads commenced , merely t
glvo employment to partisans. When the
treasury bccamo depleted friends and rela
tives were Intrusted with the negotiation of
loans , the largest part of which went into
their own pochots , Socosa's vanity nnd du
plicity reached their limits at last ,
The pooplu could stand no moro , and the
rovoltof April 1 , when the government
troops scl/cd the burrocks at Mcsaya , was
the first step toward Socosa's overthrow ,
The system of government In Nicaragua Is
In homo respects Ilka that of the United
States , and its constitution is quite elastic.
The government consists of a president , his
cabinet nnd a congress composed of a Sonata
and a Chamber of Deputies , The president ,
who Is elected for four years , names gen
erally tlvo ministers , some of whom till
( iavu I'p ' Too Kiuy.
HAWI.INS , Wyo , , Juno 1 , [ Special Tele-
grain toTiiK BEK.J A. L. Clarke , sentenced
at the May term of court to the penitentiary i
for llfo , attempted to break out of jail last
night. When the prison wits locked up ho
managed to slip out of his cell unnoticed nnd
remained In the rorrldor , With a saw which
he had been provided with ho cut off ono of
the iron bars and crawled out Into the Jail
proper. Ho then climbed on top of the relW
und attempted to out through the ceilings
above. DayJIght coming on , ho guvo up tun
job after cutting through the plastering , and
rapped upon the doors that enter the court
house , near which Sheriff , Hanson was sleep
ing. Hanson got up and with the jailer
went In and placed him In u cell. They
found upon him a find saw. a plated silver
knlfo ground to a point and a pocket knlfo ,
Clniko was taken to l.arainlo on the morning -
ing train uud lodged in thu state pcnlttn *
tlary , . _
Murrleil lire IS il I.oror.
SISSETON ACE.NCV , S. D. , Juno 1. Miss
Cynthia Kockwcll of Illinois , n teacher al
the Good Will mission , has married Hlchnrd
King , an Indian studying for the ministry.
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