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Tourists Imprisoned in a Gave Finally
Token Oat Alive.
Entrance to tbo Cntcrn Cleared by the
Use of Dynamite mid n Diver
rinnlly Succeeded In Krnch-
Ing ' 1 hem ,
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GRAT55 , Austria , May 7. A diver , at 10:30 :
this morning , succeeded In reaching the
party of tourists who have been Imprisoned
In the stalactite cavern at Souralch slnco
Saturday , April 28 , owing to a ruddcn rlso
In the water and the fact that the passage
In It became blocked with timber and boul
ders.The diver found all seven of the tourists
alive. It was at first believed that eight
people were Imprisoned.
The news that the tourists , who have been
eo long Imprisoned , were still allvo caused
the utmost satisfaction among the crowds of
people that gathered about the cavern
to watch the work of the engineers , who
have been tolling day and night ever slnco
they were ordered to the spot , when the
local authorities announced their Inability
to force an entrance Into the cavern. The
engineer ; ' had a very dinicult task In making
on opcnclng Into the cavern. The entrance
was blocked by timber , boulders and flood
debris , It was absolutely necessary to use
dynamite In order to clear away the ob
structions , which prevented the entrance
ot a diver Into the cavern. The engineers
were compelled to work slowly and with the
utmost caution , as It was feared that a
too severe explosion might bury the Im
prisoned people beneath tons of rock. Wh n
the debris had been cleared away and all
was ready for another attempt Diver Fischer
made another , and this tlmo successful
descent Into the mouth of the cavern. When
ho reappeared ho notified the engineers that
although the tourists were alive they ap
peared like people half bereft of reason , as
the terrible nervous strain to which they
had been subjected had almost driven them
mad. The tourists must have taken u con-
ilderable supply of provisions' with them
when they went Into the cavern over n week
ago , as they still had , according to tha
diver , a little bread and cheese left , and
they had some candles burning. The Im
prisoned tourists Informed the diver that
they had passed through a period of most
awful anxiety and tenor. They had been
able to hear the attempts to rescue , but the
work seemed to progress so slowly that ( .hey
had almost abandoned hope. The noise made
by the explosion of the dynamite cheered
up the Imprisoned people , though they were
In dread of being burled beneath falling
rocks. Late In the afternoon the rescue
was completed , Six of the tourists were
able to emerge from the cave unaided , but
the seventh was so exhausted that ho re
quired assistance. Emperor Francis Joseph
was notified of the safety of the tourists
and telegraphed his extreme satisfaction.
A dispatch to the Times from Vienna says
when connection was made with the en
tombed tourists they all shouted : "Wo arc
all allvo and well , and still have provisions. "
As soon as possible , milk and brandy In
bottles wore handed to them through u
email aperture , and they were asked to with
draw as far as they could to allow further
blasting. The rescued men state that a box
of provisions , which was sent by the res
cuers through the torrent of water , reached
them on Wednesday last and kept them alive.
They heard the blasting and this renewed
their hopes of rescue.
IIAVI : NO rittuNDs IK ruxuox.
Ileda Find Tliomaclvm Without
Followers In the Metropolis
LONDON , May 7. During the Flrst-Sun-
day-ln-May demonstrations In Hyde park
yesterday" there was an expression of antl-
anarchlstlc feeling. Some speakers of the
fiery typo were shown the right
about In double quick time. So
Ions as they Indulged In their
usual harmless tirade against every
thing In general and nothing In particular
they wore listened to with good natured tolerance
erance , but some one of them , moro violent
than his predecessors , began to speak on the
eight-hour question. He declared an eight-
hour day must bo obtained oven If It should
bo necessary to kill Mr. Gladstone and mur
der Lord Salisbury.
This excited the Ire of the crowd and a
rush was made for tlio platform , the crowd
being apparently determined to lynch the
speaker. He was dragged from the plat
form and was very roughly handled before
the police were able to rescue him from his
captors. The next speaker attempted to
nialto a speech In a similar strain. Another
rush was made for the platform. The
speaker sprang from the rear ot .no plat
form and set a hot pace across the park , the
crowd In full cry after him. The anarchist
would certainly have fallen Into the bauds of
his pursuers had not the police Intervened
to protect him.
The crowd returned to the platform , where
they eagerly listened for the speakers to
Indulge In violent harangues. No sooner
would they do this than they would be
hauled from the platform and passed along
to he rear and severely cuffed and kicked.
After this performance had been Indulged
In several times the remaining speakers
materially altered their denunciations and
threats and were allowed to speak. There
were storms of cat culls , hoots and hisses
whenever anything was said , oven In a mild
way , that did not meet the approval of the
crowd. The whole proceeding showed very/
plainly that the anarchists cannot count on
any friends among the genuine worklngmen
of London.
NE\V YOIIK , May 7. H. D. Mowbroy , the
editor of the Commonweal of London and
an anarchist. Is believed to bo In this city.
The iills Island authorities admit they are
of the opinion ho has slipped through their
fingers despite their constant watch for him.
TlVCiiY ( : CAUSIil ) HV , lt.U.OUaY. :
Two Violent Deaths In AiUtocratlo Itonmii
ROME , May 7. A young man named
Vciule , belonging to ono ot the most aristo
cratic Itoman families , called at the house
of Slg. Llberatl , a high olllclal In the war
ofllco , lo visit Slg. Llboratl's daughter , Miss
Qlorlndu , to whom he was liotrothed. As
eho stepped forward to greet him on entering
the reception room , Vonzlo drew a revolver
and fired two shots at the cirl , both ot
which took effect and she fell dead at his
feet. Vcnzlo then put the pistol to his head
and sent a bullet Into his brain , dying al
most Instantly. It Is supposed the deed was
caused by Jealously. _
Antl-.Iuwlih Kioto In Kiisulii and I'oliuul.
HERLIN , May 7.-Durlng an nntl-Jewlsh
riot at Clrcajewe , Hussiiin Poland , n num
ber of workmen attacked the Jewish shop
keepers and looted their bouses and shops ,
Troops were summoned to quell the dis
turbance , and after a fierce light , the sol
diers using their drawn swords , the rioters
were dispersed. Four of the workmen were
killed and 100 wounded.
Still Shaking In Uri-eeo.
ATHENS , May 7 , Another severe shock of
earthquake was felt hero and In the Atu-
lanta district today. Pascngera on board the
learners traversing the straits state that
they distinctly saw the earth trembling and
part ot the fortifications ot Chalcls fell.
Don Carlos * Slap at the 1'ope.
ROME , May 7. Don Carlos , the Spanish
pratender , has Intimated to the ; pope that
Mb.Uo it li devoted and obedient to the vicar
of Christ he cannot counsel his followers to
abandon Ms cause In Spain , which Is that of
reclaiming his legitimate rights , which claim
Is similar to that of the pope for tbo restora
tion of temporal power. This declaration
from Don Carlos , which challenges the pope's
present attitude to the reigning dynasty of
Spain , has produced a deep Impression at the
Vatican. A largo portion of the Spanish
clergy follow Don Carlos.
Moderate. i : trn lon of the Suffrage lo lie
Ailtociiti'd at Oner.
LONDON , May 7. A dispatch to the
Standard from The Hague , says : The fol
lowing Is the new Dutch cabinet : Ilerr Iloe'I ,
president of the council and minister ot
foreign affairs ; Iterr Kaay , minister of Jus
tice ; Hcrr Van Houtcn , minister ot the
Interior ; Herr Vnndcr Wyck , minister of
marine ; Herr Vancyk , minister of finance ;
Herr Schneider , minister of war ; Hcrr
Slclden , minister of public works ; Hcrr Der-
gama , minister nf colonies.
The first three In the above list were
leaders In the opposition against the reform
bill on which the Into government was de
feated. The new ministry will submit a
bill for a moderate extension of the suffrage.
nit A/I i/.s i'itosi'icT.s. :
MonsnRO of tlio President to Congress Snys
All Is Kiicoiirnglng.
LONDON , May 7. A dispatch to [ the
Times from Illo Janeiro says : The presi
dent In hlu message to congress refers to
the fact that tha rebels who took refuge
on Portuguese vessels had landed In Argen
tina , contrary to the agreement made by the
lefugccs when thcv went aboard those ves
sels. Their presence thcro has given rlso to
fears that many of the rebels will aaln
reach Hlo Gramle do Sill.
On the subject of finances the message
states that a deficit of10,000 contes ot rcls
Is possible for the present year. The mes
sage ends , with a declaration that the coun
try has been delivered from Its enemies
and that the new administration Is Etrom :
and victorious.
Cordl'.oVnr > CN Itloun Up.
LONDON , May 7. An explosion , the fourth
within a year , took place this afternoon at
the Cordite works near Waltham abbey ,
thirteen miles from this city. Thousands of
Jars of nitrate and sulphuric acid were In
Home manner unexplained suddenly exploded.
Four persons were killed and thirty Injured.
Later Intelligence shows that the explosion
occurred at the Cordite works In a shed
where the men were at work washing
nltro glycerine. The building was situated in
nn extensive field about half a mile from the
government gunpowder factory. The ex
plosion set lire to a shnl thirty yards
distant , In which more nltro glycerine was
stored and caused a second explosion.
Most of the persons Injured were struck
by falling glass and debris. Their Injuries
In most eases arc slight. Portions of the
bodies of the four men killed were found at
a great distance from the spot where the
shcil was located. Mr. Ucnnle , the chemist
In charge of the shed , Is among MIC killed.
Troiihlo ulth Franco > ot Alarming.
LONDON , May 7.-In the House of Com
mons today the parliamentary secretary to
the colonial ofllce , Sydney Duxton , replying
to a question put by Edward T. Gourlcy ,
member for Sundprland , said no negotiations
were proceeding with Franco with the view
of bringing about an amicable settlement of
New Foundland dllllcultles. Individual com
plaints , Mr. Buxton added , were occasionally
made In regard to the use which tie French
make of the tre-aty , but , generally , the In
habitants and the fishermen were friendly
with the Frenchmen.
Strike KlotH In Vienna ,
VIENNA , May 7. ? There was some seri
ous rioting hero today upon the part of
striking builders' laborers. A largo number
ot the assembled laborers about tlio Burger
Platz tried to prevent the laborers who were
p.t work from continuing their occupations.
The police. In trying to disperse the mob ,
were assailed with stones. The police
charged the rioters , striking right and left
with the flat of their swords. During the
disturbance several men were wounded and
seven arrests made. The rioters were
finally driven away.
Cripple Crock Coxej'IteH Want n Train.
TOPEKA , May 7. Informatics was re
ceived at the olllco of the Hock Island Hall
way company today that a party of DOO
Coxey recruits from Cripple Creek , Colo. ,
had arrived at Pueblo , and that the men
were endeavoring to secure assistance In
the way of transportation to the east.
Fearing an attempt might bo made to take
possession of their cars the company ordered
all surplus rolling stock out of the city , and
trains In and out of Pueblo are to be run
with extreme cure while the menace con
Kncliiml Will .Maintain Her Navy ,
LONDON , May 7. Baron Hood of Avalon -
lon , a rear admiral nnd formerly a lord of
the admiralty , called the attention of the
Lords today to the largo Increase in foreign
navies and asked \vhether tbo pioposcd
Increase In the British navy , piovlded for In
the British estimates , WIIH HUtllclont to In-
suie to Orcut Britain the command oC the
seas. Huron Hood especially urged nn In
crease of G.bOO men In the per.Minnel of the
navy. The llrat loid of the admiralty , Karl
Spencer , said the government was deter
mined to maintain tliu navy and render
Great Britain pat amount upon the sea ,
Itoumaiilaii National * on Trial.
LONDON , May 7.-Dispatches to the
Times from Vienna says : An Important
state trial ot twenty-three members ot the
executive committee ot the Roumanian na
tional party In Hungary Is now proceeding
at KlaiiRcnbcrg. The prisoners are charged
with publishing * a document In several
languages denouncing the act of union of
Austria and Hungary nnd declaring that
Transylvania was unjustly deprived of Its
autonomy by the union with Hungary.
QAmrrlrnii Mlnnlonarlu In 'Miislionalaiid.
LONDON , May 7. A dispatch to the Times
from Capetown says : A pioneer party sent
out by the American board of foreign mis
sions Is about to start for Mnshonaland to
examine the country's resources and fltncss
for farming purposes. If they make a favor
able report u host of American farmers will
follow them to Mashonaland. Many Amer
icans havi ) already settled In the Transvaal
and In the country north of that republic.
I.urrpaol CandUliitn Dtnrtccl.
LONDON , May 7. The election to fill the
vacancy In the House of Commons' caused
by the retirement of Sir Charles Hussell ,
took pluco In South Hackney today. Fletcher
Moulton , liberal candidate , was successful ,
receiving -1,530 votes , Hcibert Holiertson , con
servative , received -1,338 votes.
I'rlnre ItUmark 111 ,
EHFUHT , Saxony , May 7 , A number ot
Prince Bismarck's admirers In this city who
Intended to visit Frlcdrlchsruh have received
a dispatch from Dr. Chrysander , the prince's
physician , requesting them to postpone their
proposed visit , as the ex-chancellor U tem
porarily Indisposed.
Contributing to Nrlence.
BERLIN , May 7. The emporcr has sent
16,000 marks to the Berlin Geographical
society to bo used In defraying the expenses
ot the publication of the scientific results ot
the Greenland expedition. The compilation
of the work will takei two yearn.
Ktrcrago ru oncer Hates Kcdiieed.
LONDON , May 7. The German Steamship
company , In pursuance ot the terms of com
promise with the British companies , has
ordered the reduction ot steerage passenger
rates from Italian ports to New York to $20.
EntorprUo lit Egypt.
ALEXANDRIA , Egypt , May 7. The coun
cil ot ministers has granted the turn ot 150-
000 with which to erect a sqlld building at
Cairo to replace tbo Quizes museum , . _ ,
Strongly Paradoxical Features of tbo Eola
tions of Bedmcn to the Whites.
Itcport from Senator Teller' * Committee
Out Grievance ! to llo llo-
l Whites Largely In the Ma
jority but Without Cltlzenitilp.
WASHINGTON , May 7. Senator Teller
from the committee on the five civilized
tribes of Indians today presented the report
of that committee giving the result of the
commlttccc's recent Investigation of affairs
In the Indian Territory. The report shows
an anomalous condition of society and Indi
cates that many abuses have grown up
which It Is necessary should bo corrected.
It Is not a final report , however , and while
existing evils are pointed out and brought
out In a manner that must attract atten
tion the remedy foj > the entire trouble Is
only hinted at and Is left to bo formulated
at a later day.
The report gives the Indian population
of the territory as C0.055 , while the white
population which , when the last census was
taken was 109,393 , Is now estimated to bo
between 2.10,000 and 300,000. In some of
the agricultural sections there are ten
whites to one Indian and there are several
large towns composed wholly of white people.
These whites tiavo no rights of citizenship ,
cannot become the owners of land , cannot
send their children to tnu common schools
and cannot go Into the local courts outside
of the Cherokee nation. They cannot even
organize municipal government , lay out
streets or provide for police protection. The
report takes up nil these questions and de
clares ' that a remedy must be provided.
'ceferrlng to the fact that treaties made
with the Indians by the government of the
United States has provided against the In
trusion of wliltes , the report says :
"We made It possible for the Indians of
that section of the country to maintain
their tribal relations and their Indian police
laws and civilization If they wished to do so.
And If now the Isolation and exclusivcnces
sought to bo gl > en them by our solemn
treaties Is destroyed and they are overrun
by a population of strangers five times In
number to their own It Is not the fault of
the government of the United States , but
comes from their own acts In admitting
wliltes to cltl/enship under their laws and by
Inviting whltu people to come within their
Jurisdiction to become traders and farmers
and to follow professional pursuits. It must
be assumed that the Indians themselves
have determined to abandon the policy of
excluslvc'iess and to freely admit' white
people within the Indian Territory , for It
cannot bo possible that they Intend ' to
demand the removal of the white people
either by the government of the United
States or their own. They must have re
alized that when their policy of maintaining
an Indian community Isolated from the
whites was abandoned for a time It was
abandoned forever. Wo did not hear from
any Indian the suggestion that the white
people there should bo removed. "
The committee finds the Judicial system of
the territory especially faulty. The whites
arc not admitted to the Indian courts and arc
required to goto the federal courts at Fort
Smith , Ark. , Paris , Tex. , or the federal
courts In Indian Territory. The expense of
conducting cases In those courts , by reason
of the distance to be traveled and the time
consumed , Is enormous. The parties charged
with smallest misdemeanors are often taken
over 200 miles for trial The same is trno In
civil suits however small the sum Involved.
The federal court In the territory Is , they
say , "absolutely the only court of final juris
diction administering Justice In matters largo
or small in a territory as large as the state
of Indiana , for a people numbering now at
least 250,000 and rapidly Incieaslng. "
Consequently the dockets of the court are
so overburdened with business that the
prompt disposition ot business Is Impossible.
The second result Is a practical denial ot
Justice except In matters of paramount Im
portance , and In these only after great delay.
The criminal business of the. territory Is en
acted at an enormous expense , because of
the distance to bo traveled , the smallest
cases ccstlflg the government form $200 to
$500. The temptation to arrest persons ,
where the fees are so numerous and large , Is
greatly Increased.
The ormmltteo makes the astonishing
statement that the expense of maintaining
this court and of prosecuting crime In this
territory is about one-seventh of the Judicial
expenditure of the United States becausu of
tbeso facts. Such glaring and unbearable
evils , the committee says , cannot bo fully
remedied until the question of political and
Judicial jurisdiction shall be. finally changed
and a territorial or state form of govern
ment established. The committee thinks ,
however , a partial remedy may be found In
the appointment of two additional justices
and the. appointment by the court of com
missioners for the different localities , who
shall have final jurisdiction In misdemeanors
where the punishment does not exceed Im
prisonment for six months and In civil suits
where the amount Involved does not exceed
This change , the report says , "will result
In a great reduction of expenses to the gov
ernment and a far better administration of
justice than now exists. The present sys
tem Is Intolerable.
The report also refers to the fact that the
children ot the white population are deprived
ot the advantages ot the common schools
and says that while the parents of the chil
dren may have gone to the territory with n
knowledge of this condition the people ot the
United States cannot afford to close their
eyes to the wrong to the children , and de
clares that the matter of allowing the chil
dren ot so largo n population to grow up In
Ignorance IB ono of national concern.
The question of the omipaney of the land
Is treated at length , The committee finds
that the original theory of the government
that the Indians were to own the land In
common , all having equnl Interest In It , has
been violated and tl'mt a few enterprising
citizens of the tribe , frequently not In
dians , but citizens by Intermarriage , have
become the practical owners of the best and
greatest part of the lands. Instances , they
say , como to their notice of men having as
high as 100 white tenants , and In ono case
reported , a white man , though an Indian citi
zen by marriage , had -100 holdings , amountIng -
Ing to about 20,000 acres. In the most pro
gressive ot the tribe the committee found
that about 100 persons had appropriated half
ot the best land. The report says that this
condition ot affairs was never contemplated ,
and suggests that congress shall take the
matter In hand and provide a remedy In the
Interest ot both whites and Indians.
No remedy Is suggested at this time , however -
over , because the Dawea commission Is now
In Indian Territory with the purpose of sub
mitting to the several trlbei a proposition
for a clmnco ot the present condition. "We
prefer , " the commission says , "to wait until
It Is seen whether the difficult and delicate
subject may not bo disposed of by an agree
ment with the several tribes of the territory.
But If the Indians decline to treat with that
commission and decline to consider any
change In the present condition ot their
titles and government the United States
must , without their aid and without await-
Ingfl their approval , settle this question of
the character and condition of land tenure
and establish a government over whites and
Indians of that territory In accordance with
the principles of our constitution and laws. "
Nothing , they say , will do but the abandon
ment of the present system , "It cannot be
modified , or reformed , but a bettor system
must be substituted. That this will be dif
ficult to do your committee fresly admits ,
but the ( act that It Is a difficult task Is no
reason \vby congreis should ngt it the earli
est possible moment address Itself to the
question. " _ |
T)7t'/imt'i ) u AXIS i\itr.viiK.
Internecine Warfard tn tlio State Notional
Cau cA It * Doori to Clour ,
WICHITA , May 7t Tlio State National
bank suspended suddenly today. This Insti
tution was considered one of the strongest
In this section , L. D. Skinner has been
president of the bank for twenty-one years.
The bank officers have not yet made any
statement. Swift & Co. made a deposit of
$ DCO the last thing Saturday night. Largo
depositors are left In n bad condition. From
the best Information obtainable the suspen
sion Is due to trouble among the stock
holders , the Lombards ot New York , being
apparently tlio disturbing element. Some
tlmo ago they disposed of a big block of
stock to a Blnghampton , N. Y. , capitalist ,
retaining about $50,000 worth. For a couple
of weeks past they had been trying to get
this remaining Interest transferred to some
woman , but Skinner and the local directors
positively refused to sign a certificate of
transfer until assured ot the responsibility
of the wotild-bo purchaser.
The local directors all have their stock In
their own names , Skinner personally brought
the bank through the squeeze last fall , and
except for this Internecine warfare there
seems to bo nothing In the bank's condition
to cause the suspension. At the close of
business Saturday , the deposits amounted to
$207.000 and the assets to nearly $100,000.
It Is the general belief that the depositors
are quite safe. Tlio suspension caused a
brief run on the other banks. The private
statement of the collapsed bunk , dated April
30 , showed total assets were $157,304.63 ;
liabilities , capital , $1,000,000 ; surplus , $74-
730.07 ; undivided profits , $1,335.29 ; Interest ,
$1SOS.D2 ; exchange , $12,403 ; circulation , $22-
SOO ; deposits , $227,000.82 ; bills payable , $30-
Itnniiii-M from Domocratio Sources CallH tlio
Opposition Steering CommlttroTogrllirr.
i WASHINGTON , May 7. The republican
steering committee of the senate held a con
ference today for the purpose of considering
the attitude of the republican party in the
senate on the tariff question , In view of the
claims made by the democrats that they
have assurances of the forty-three votes nec
essary lo pass the bill. While the members
of the committee do not freely discuss the
action of the committee , It Is announced
that they decided to announce to democratic
leaders that they ImVc no Intention of fili
bustering against the tariff , and especially
would not bo Inclined to rcaort to dilatory
tactics If the democratic party should prove
to be substantially united on tlio tariff bill.
The Interchange of views developed the
fact , however , that the republicans think
there Is much material In the new Coin-
promise bill for legitimate discussion , nnd
that they will insist upon the right to discuss
the bill as amended upon Its merits. The
suggestion was made during the conference
that a republican caucus should be held , and
some of the members of the committee stated
later In the day that they considered n
caucus within the next two or three days
probable. The committee was assured jot a
solid republican vote against the com
promise bill. _
VIlIKt' Alt'J'llUJl X.irliS.
Itallway Union Is Not Malting Inroads on
the Hrotherjiood.
CHICAGO , May 7. .Chief Arthur ot the
Brotherhood of Locomojivo Engineers ar
rived in Chlcaeo today Ion his way to St.
Paul , whore the blennHJ convention of the
brotherhood of whlch-Hi ? Is the head will
be held this week. Ho dented emphatically
that the new railway orcanlzatlon , the
American Railway union , Is making Inroads
on the brotherhood , oiv that the latter Is
likely to bo supplanted by it. "Tho
brotherhood , " said he , "has existed for
thirty-one years and It Is good for many
years more. In splto ot the claims made
by certain labor leaders in the newspapers , I
regard the future of tho-brotherhoo.l as very
bright. We have no official notice that any
division of the brotherhood desires to leave
the old organisation for tlio new. No In
dividual member can Join any other labor
organizations without resigning from the
brotherhood and whether any attempt will
be made at this convention to change this
law I do not know. "
Concerning the report ; of the congressional
committee censuring Judge Jenkins , Mr.
Arthur said the report ) was a severe one ,
but no worse than was deserved.
SV.l 1.1'CltH SOT MUUll HO.lllKI ) .
They Do Not Expect tliu Kallronds to
I'roHrnitc Thorn.
CHICAGO , May 7. The Chicago scalpers
are not as yet paying any attention whatever
to the law against scalping. All of them
were keeping wldo open and doing business
as usual. The railroads are not yet decided
as to whether they will make a fight on the
scalpers or not. The law- leaves not a single
loophole fcr the scalper If he Is caught
doing business , and It now remains to bo
seen whether the roads wish the scalpers to
continue or not , for the remedy Is in their
own hands If they wish to do all the ticket
selling thmselves. .
The Burlington Is ofi Wednesday of this
week to send a special train of Pullman
cars to Hot Springs , S. D. The cars , will
carry about 100 of the leading physicians of
the west and the northwest , who are to test
the various baths and visit the various
springs. The trip will occupy about one
week , the object of tliei road being to prove
to the medical profession the excellent
properties which It Is claimed the springs
L.IJIOH iXAtiiir..txn
Mayor of Ashland , Wis. , In Uanccr from
Infuriated Union Mun.
ASHLAND , WIs , , Mny 7. Labor matters
hero are assuming serious aspects. This
afternoon Mayor Hubbels swore In as special
policemen twenty-otio men who are employed
by Charles King , who has contracts with
several boats to trim ore at 2V ! > cents , or y <
cent less than the union price. The mayor's
action In swearing them In as police angered
the union to such an extent that at fl o'clock
400 of them marched Jn u body lo the resi
dence of Mayor HuubelB with the avowed
Intention ot doing him bodily harm. The
crowd could not nnd htm , and returned to
town. Hero they were mot by half a dozen
special policemen who had been appointed
by the mayor , and fort a .few minutes a frco
tight ensued. No onct < w'as seriously Injured ,
and the police arrested ono of the mob.
Trouble Is looked for tomorrow.
ai na. i.K.mK t'
PopulUt * Inclined to a\ja \ Jlor the Nomina
tion In blmpuonU l > | itrlct.
TOPEKA , May 7. There was talk here to
day of putting Mrs. Lease In nomination for
congressman-at-large , but the populist
leaders do not want to turn down Congress
man Harris. Thiy ar willing , however , to
glvo her the nomination , In the Seventh dis
trict should Jerry Sfmpgpn not make the race
again. Mrs. Lease Is very much In earnest ,
A. P. A. Victory In Denver.
DENVER , May 7. The school elections
through the state today were devoid of spe
cial Interest , save In district No. 1 In this
city , where a strong A. 1 ? . A. flght was made ,
The result was an overwhelming victory for
the A. P. A. , their candidates receiving ma
jorities ot about 1,800 In 'a ' total vote of 4,425 ,
Murderer KrederloUi to Hang ,
SAN FHANC1BCO , May 7.-Wllllam It.
Fredericks , convicted of the murder of
Cashier Herrlck of the Ban Francisco Hav
ings Union bank , was toduy ventenccd to
be hanged at San Quentln July 11.
I.H C'lmmpacno floated.
NEW YOIUC , May 7.-The steamer La
Champagne waa floated at 8:35 : p. in. and
proceeded at once for her dock , arrlvlnt-
ut 10:30 : p. ra.
Hibernians from Ncnr and from Far Own
the Town.
The Stars and Stripes of the United
States Intcrtulncil ulth ( Irceu *
J'lac of Ireland and the
Shamrock. -
Llttlo green flags fluttering hero and there
beside the stars and stripes on the store
fronts , badges on the coats ot the groups at
hotel entrances and on the street corners ,
little processions from the depot as delega
tion after delegation arrived yesterday , ad
monished these who had heard It that the
Irish had some to town , not with shlllalahs
In their hands and dudccns In their hat
bands , but In Prince Albert coats and glossy
silk hats. Every train brought its quota , and
by noon , the rotunda of the Paxton hotel
looked as It docs when a political convention
Is In session , except that the throng was a
little more sedate , a llttlo moro cordial and
not quite so much given to canvassing In the
corners and patronizing the "rcfreshcry" ad
joining. Quito a sprinkling of clerical garbs
ami counlenancos , lee , took away from the
political appearance of the party. Every
body seemed to either know everybody else ,
or to be determined to make his acquaint
ance , and the day was ono ot handshaking.
National Delegate Wllhero cameXln during
the forenoon , and , of course , had to shako
hands with every one. Ho Is a portly ,
well dressed man about 40 years of age , who
does not look his age but docs his profes
sion a lawyer. Ho has held the olllcc of
national delegate for eight years , nnd though
he Is not seeking re-election , has a strong
following. Ho Is spoken of as one of tlio
foremost orators of the country , and n rec
ognized leader In Irish-American affairs.
The New York delegation was one of the
most Important to arrive during the fore
noon. It , Is headed by John Flnlay , state
delegate , ard P. II. Nolan , state secretary ,
and among the members are J. J. Kelly ,
state treasurer ; Rev. J. J. Slattery , Albany ;
Timothy Sullivan , Auburn ; Lawrence Mur
ray , Elmlra ; James Smyth , Hudson ; John
McCann , Poughkeepslo ; John A. Murphy ,
Buffalo ; Patrick McGuIre and John E. Bren-
nan , Brooklyn ; P. R. Murphy. Rochester ;
John Llnahan , New York ; John P. Day ,
Utlca ; P. J. Egun , Newberg ; John W.
Gleason , Syracuse ; Martin McGowan , Troy ,
and William H. Murray , Hornellsvllle. Pat
rick McGulrc of Brooklyn bus been a mem
ber of the order forty years and has at
tended every national convention In that
time. P. H. Nolan , the secretary , is an
other orator , a good story teller and a good
The Ohio delegation , led by Thomas J.
Dundon of Columbus , has about twenty
members , while New Hampshire and Ver
mont have a considerable representation.
O'Brien J. Adklnsgn , one of the leaders In
the order , led the Michigan delegation of
nine members. From eastern Canada came
Redmond Keys of Montreal and John Maloney -
lonoy of Woodstock , N. B.
At 2 o'clock In the afternoon the recep
tion committee was at the depot to welcome
the Philadelphia tourists , who arrived on
the Milwaukee , and wearing tasteful badges ,
followed the ) u\ndsomo banner of the club
to the Puxton. fifty-four strong , under the
leadership of Chairman Bollard.
Father Shahan of the university at Wash
ington arrived on the same train and was
escorted by Mr. Rush to , the residence of
the blsop , by whom he will be entertained
while In the city.
Before night the Paxton was filled , and the
Murray , Mlllard and Dellono had their share.
At the Mlllard the most prominent name
was that of Congressman Weadock of Michi
gan , who will respond to the toast , "The
President of the United States , " at the ban
quet on Thursday evening.
The local committee during the day Is
sued an "Information bulletin" for the use
of the delegates. This gives the program
for tomorrow as follows :
Tuesday morning at 8 o'clock sharp , dele
gates' badges will bo distributed at the head
At 8:30 : o'clock the delegates will form In
line on the Fourteenth street sldo ot the
hotel to march to St. John's Collegiate
church ( Crelghton college ) , where solemn
high mass will bo celebrated at 9 o'clock.
The delegates will be escorted by company A ,
Hibernian Knights of Omaha , preceded by
the Second United States Regiment band.
The procession will move west on Furnam to
Nineteenth , north on Nineteenth to Dodge ,
west on Dodge to Twenty-second , north on
Twenty-second to Cass. west on Cass to
Twenty-fifth , north on Twenty-fifth to the
church. At the conclusion of the mass the
delegates and escort will march to the con
vention hall , Fifteenth and Hartley streets ,
where the convention will bo called to order.
Bishop Scanncll will bo present at the
celebration of mass and a sermon will be de
Morand's hall at Fifteenth and Harney
has been engaged for the sessions of the
convention and has been richly decorated.
The gallery which encircles the hall Is
draped with the American colors , which
also ore entwined about the supporting pil
lars. In one corner stands a handsome
silk American ( lag and In the opposite cor
ner the green Hag of Ireland. A center
piece depending from the celling consists
of alternate American and Irish Hugs , and
around the walls are hung llttlo banners
ot green silk with the names of the coun
ties of Ireland In white letters. A pro
fusion of graceful palm leaved plants gives
the room n finishing touch and an odor of
the springtime. ,
Preliminary work In the reception of re
ports and the appointment of committees
will take up the first day of the convention.
At 7 o'clock In the evening Rev. Dr.
Shahan will lecture In Exposition hall on
"Leo XIII. and the Catholic University of
America. " |
Several ladles accompanied the Tourists.
There will be nine bands In the parade
The Michigan and Indiana delegations are
at the Mlllard ,
Eleven members of the Massachusetts dele
gation are registered at the Murray ,
Nebraska State Delegate J , A. Kllroy.has
established his headquarters at room 17 ,
The Philadelphia Hibernian of May 5 gives
a two-column account of the departure ot the
Tourists , headed , "On to Omaha. "
The names ot Attorney General Hasllngs
anJ T. M , Marquette were omitted In the
published lists ot Invited guests to the ban
Rev. Father Hoeffer of Crelghton college
will not be able to attend the banquet , and
In his stead Father Shahan will respond to
the toast , "The Catholic Church and Civil
Government. "
Hon. John C. Weadock writes The Bee
that ho Is not a candidate for national dele
gate before tbo Ancient Order of Hibernians
convention which convenes this morning
Ho also writes that Hon. O'B. J. Atkinson ,
whose name has been mentioned for the
position , will not be a candidate.
Stood U I.lko u Mulor.
Major Edward Sweeny of Cincinnati , ono
of the directors , brought to the convention a
bride , whom ho married about a week ago ,
and Ills visit to Omaha U his wedding tour.
When ho arrived he found on the register
the names ot P. J. O'Connor and some moro
of the 'bhoys , " who had arrived the day be
fore , Oh , yes ; he was married ; had been
married about three years , ho Informed the
company , and thereby in ado- himself the
victim of an Irish trick , A wink from
O'Connor , who knew the situation , was suf
ficient for the rest , and an Impromptu re
union , with the usual accompaniments was
provided , which detained the major until 3
o'clock In the morning , In eplto ot his
fldgltlngs and excuses. Saturday night the
performance waa repeated , for , of course ,
the heartless party Insinuated that In three
years his wlfo had learned enough about
him to know that he would want to cele
brate his annual meeting with old friends.
Ho stood It like n martyr , nnd , the boys
hope , made his peace with his bride , but
the joke leaked out ,
IltlHIl UTIMt.VlTHi : .
An I'ffort to llo Made to Hcitoro the
Study of tlm Garlic.
There are several O'Connors In attend
ance at the convention , ono of the most
prominent and one ot the most pleasant
to meet being John J. O'Connor of St. Louis.
He Is the county delegate of St. Louis nnd
has under his jurisdiction about 2,000 mem
bers. He Is a tall , handsome young fellow
with n hand-shako thnt makes friends for
him at once. Ho was for seven years mana
ger of Hie Western Watchman and has also
been connected with the Western Hibernian ,
a monthly paper. Ho Is actively supporting
P. J. O'Connor for th national presidency ,
and In case of his election will probably bo
elected to the directory.
In St. Louis ho was Instrumental In Intro
ducing the Insurance feature Into the order ,
which Is now In a prosperous condition.
Death benefits are paid within ten days and
occasionally within two.
The movement for the establishment of a
chair for the study of Gaelic was also
started by him , and the last annual conven
tion decided to raise by assessment $50,000
for that purpose. Nothing has since been
done , however , and the present convention
Is expected to order the assessment , which
will be levied on the 200,000 or more mem
bers within sixty days. Mr. O'Connor and
Father Shahan , who will epcak on the sub
ject , are both enthusiastic and talk elo
quently on the subject.
Ireland , they say , had a literature rich In
treasures when literature was unknown in
other European countries , but even to the
sons nnd daughters of Erin It Is a dead let
ter. During the enforcement of the penal
laws a great many manuscripts escaped de
struction and were preserved In foreign coun
tries , and to npreid ft knowledge of these
this chair In Washington Is to b ; established.
The early history of Ireland Is also compara
tively unknown or preserved only In n series
of legends , for even nt the present day It
Is not taught In the public schools of Ire
land. This also will form n portion of the
task of the professor of Gaelic.
7//.S tiltllil'TOO ( JJtH.lT.
Death of lion. SI. K. llazon's Wlfo Canics
Him to i'l.iiimll Suicide.
SIOUX FALLS , S. } ) . . May 7. ( Special
to The Hee. ) The telegraphic dispatches
from Carson , Nov. , announcing the suicide
of Hon. M. H. llazcp , examiner for the De
partment of Justice , bus been received here.
Last fall Mr. nnd Mrs. Ilazen , with their
son Harry , u navnl cadet , arrived In this
city , Mr. HiiKen on olllclal business and
Mrs. for her health. The winter
was nuaily over and Mr. Iluzcn was out In
Montana when Mra. Ha en became sud
denly woise and died before her husband
could reach her bcd'lde. He was very much
affected , and It Is said that ho was diiven
to take his life fiom grief.
Crowding to tlio Cvdod
CHAMBERLAIN , S. D. , May 7.-Speclnl (
to The Bee. ) Long strings of prairie
schooners nnd numerous "bunches" of cat
tle nnd lioises nre dally paHMlng * tiroiih | [
this city headed for Hie ceded Sioux I.indH
west of the Missouri river. The ceded
lands nre Increasing at a rapid rate , both
In wealth and population. It is lollably
reported here that , a colony of 100 families
is now enroute for these lands , nnd will
arrive hero atany lime , SotllerH from
west of the river pronounce the ontlbok
for an Immense crop unusually bright.
During the month of April Hl\ty-slx Innd-
seekers filed nt the local land olllce on
claims in the ceded landH , nnd It Is ex
pected that this "recoid will ut least be
doubled during Way.
Want the Money Accounted 1'or.
SIOUX FALLS , S. D. , May 7. ( Special to
The Bee. ) Dining the fiscal year ending
May 1 this city collected In linen -from the
saloons $20,251. There lias been more or
less scrapping over this money , but ac
cording to the mayor's report It has all
been paid out. Thn prohibitionists call
It blood money , while the laboring men
Imvc icccntly passed resolutions demanding
that the new city council , which began Its
career tonight , collect this money and the
same be all passed through the police
court Into Hie city tioasury.
Hotel M < m on u .Jaunt.
KANSAS CITY , May 7. It seems that
about nil the hotel men In the United
States nre going to the hotel men's na
tional convention in Denver. At 8 o'clock
this morning a special train paused through
the city loaded with Chicago hotel men
and at 11:13 : a ppeelul train made up of the
Wagner cars Avon , Olympln , Orlando and
Concord anil a dining car and smoking car ,
with 200 hotel men from Boston and Now
England , passed through Kansas t'lty. At
12 o'clock the third Hpuelal tialn , made up
of Pullman cars , with an observation car
and a dining cur attached , an Ived from
New Yoik. The sections will go tin ouch
from Chicago to Denver on tliu S.inta Fc
railway. Yesterday morning the Mlxboml
Pacific train from St. Louis brought the
private Pullmans : Maryland und Ravenna ,
with 100 hotel men from Cincinnati nnd
vicinity on board.
California Slago Itoblilng Industry.
MILTON , Cul. , May 7. The down stage
from Angels to Milton was held up thui
morning by n lone highwayman , lie de
manded the Wells-Furgo express safe ,
which was given him. Then he handed a
letter and a package to the driver to be
Bent to Sonoia , saying they contained ar
ticles he took from the Sonora Htngu last
WcdneKday. Ho then dliectcd the driver
to go tin. An explosion was heaid shortly
after the passage , Indicating that the high
wayman had blown open tliu box , which
Is behoved to have contained a huge sum
of money. The robber was tliu one who
held up "llio Honor.i stage last wci-k. Ills
work was done carefully nnd dellbornti'iy.
He did not attempt to molest the passen
gers ) , who were four In number.
_ -
rather Mnlono'K Case to llo Investigated.
DENVER , May 7. This moinlng ISinhop
Matz notified Father Mnlono that Bishop
Chappi'llo will line.stlgnto his case and
that he will be held responsible for the
meeting last night of his parlslionciH , at
which stops were taken to dcfiay the ex
penses of carrying on the court proceed
ings and appealing to Mgr. Hatolll for re-
drt'ss. Bishop Matx now accuses Father
Malone of disrespect lo Hit ) bishop of Mon
treal , who was licensed by tliu Colorado
Catholic. Father Miiloiif's paper , of neg
lecting u pilent from Montit-al who died
In the county hospital here.
Caught Through a Check.
PUEBLO , May 7.-O. F. Gllvy , n waiter ,
waa arrested hcie today for a murder com
mitted ut Aubuin , Cul. , three years ago ,
He had presented at a hank a check signed
Will Day. The check was went to Call-
fomla for collection and nn order WUH i -
celved by telegraph to hold tliu man who
presented It for payment. Nothing Is
known hero of the crime lor which he Is
wanted ,
DlHcotm-cd u Niivv Comet.
CHICAdO. May 7. T. II. Ling , a Chicago
astronomer , claims to hnvo discovered a
new comet last night. The comet , ho says ,
was about half ft degieo below 55cba hydra ,
south of the quadrilateral figure marking
the Serpent's head. Warner observatory ,
Rochester. N. Y. , was notified. Whether
the comet Is approaching or receding Mr.
Ling was unable to determine.
Shot Down by Officer * .
MILWAUKEE , May 7. A special to the
Wisconsin from Itlchlund Center , WIs. ,
nays Stephen Bchmltz was shot down by
Charles und Fred lIodgeH , who were dep
utized to nrrcst him on u charge of slander
ing n sister of tlio Hodges. Charles Hodges
is said to liavu done the fatal shooting.
The Hodges hi others aio held on a chaiue
of murder. _ _
1'atlicr O'Craily Vrry Weak.
CINCINNATI , May 7.-Fnther O'Grndy
appeared before Judge Kumler toduy In a
very weakened condition , It being neces
sary to support him both on entering und
leaving the court room , Ilia attorney
entered u pl a In abatement , which will
b artued on Saturday ,
Biggest Ohiof in the Tammany Trilio frfj
Tired of the War Trail.
Snj llo Will Not Itrnlgn , hut Dmtrri
a C'liinniltlco llo Nairn-it to TiUto
tliu Act ho StaiiHgrincnt
off 1IU lliiiult.
NEW YOIUC. May 7. ( Special Telegram t
TIio Bee. ) Richard Crokor inmlu u statement ?
today which Is looked upon by hlg most Intl-1
innto personal friends us foreshadowing his
retirement from the leadership of Tammnn/
hall , although ho declared In that statement
thnt It Is not his present purpose to resign/
tlio place which ho administered with ]
so unvarying success slnco the death ot !
John Kelly , whom ho succeeded In 18SC.
"I am determined , " said Mr. Croltcr , "to ,
Klvo up the active work which my position ]
has made It necessary for mo to do. I do |
this on account of my health , on account ot
business Interests which I have , and because
1 bcllovo It would kill mo to remain hcroj
Working every day as I have had to do. I ,
cannot do It any longer. "
"Does this mean your retirement as the
lender of the organization ? "
"I would not put It Just that way. The
organization Is now In excellent condition.
1 never knew It to bo In bettor shaii > .
The committee of sixty Is mndo up of mou
fully iiblo and competent to run the or-
ganlratlon , mid they w'll liavo to do It In
the future. There IB no desire on my part
to shirk work , but thcro should bo moro at
a division of labor. "
All that was bnld bv tlio dUtrlct lenderii
rcg.irdlng Mr. Croker's actions , Indicated
that they all bellcvo that ho Is going to re
tire absolutely. President James .1. Martin ,
who has been some tlmo spoken of as a pos-
hlblo successor , said :
"I'ut It ns strong as you please , Mr.
Crokcr has been the best man who ever
directed the affairs of Tammany hall. "
County Clerk Henry 1) . 1'urroy , who has
frciiontly ( | been mentioned as the posslulo
successor of Mr. Croker when the latter
should decide to retire from the Tammany
hull leadership , said of Mr. Crocker's an
nouncement : "U docs not k'urnrlso .me.
The place which Mr. Croker occupies at
the head of the Tammany hall Is a pecu
liarly exciting one. John Kelly became u
physical wreck as the result of the demand
made upon his tlmo and patience. The
end of Hubert O. Thompson , found dead In
his room , Is remembered. About every
eight or nine jears there Is discontent ex
pressed with the administration of local
affairs , no matter how good that administra
tion may be. There Is such a feeling or
imicst existing now , and Tammany IB thu
object of attack. To say the least , the
situation this full will bo critical , and the
demands on the leader of Tammany hall
wilt bo unusually onerous. "
Croker himself bald : "I have no Intention
of resigning tlio leadership of Tammany
hall or of sliliklng any of the responsible' '
tics ot leadership , but 1 , am going to ask the
executive committee lo relieve mo of tlihy
routine work of the position. I have de-
voled thirty years of my life to the work
of the organization , and I feel the need ol
a rest. j > ly' physician lias advised me that I
must get out doors more.
"I shall ask the px'eciitlvo coniTnlttei To
appoint one or more subcommittees to rcllevn !
mo of routine work. I am not trying to1
dodge any duty or responsibility and shall con-
tinno to do nil In my power for the success
of the organisation and of democratic princi
ples. I simply want rest from the laborious
work bcoiuibe I need ami foal I am entitled
to it. This docs not mean that I have any
Intention of resigning.
"I shall talk the matter over with the
executive committee between now and the
meeting ot the committee on Thursday and
I hope they will agree to name the commit
tee 1 auk for. " '
Flro ItnriiH Mm .Stables of tlio Gurncnu
Cracker Company.
Another hot and threatening fire broke out
last evening at 7:30 : o'clock In a barn In the
rear of 410 South Nineteenth street , used by
the Aincrl&u Hlscult company , and for a
few moments It appeared as though all th
frame buildings from Washington hall south
to SI. Mary's aveimo and west to Nineteenth
street would go.
The barn was a two-story frame structure ,
and In It were eight horses belonging to the
American Biscuit company. The upstairs
was used as a haymow , and It Is said the
flro was started by some of the hostlers
dropping a mutch In the hay.
Mr. Albert Johnson , who resides at 423
South Nineteenth , said ho saw a light In the
stable , but us some of the boys were In tlio
habit of using a lantern , ho paid no atten
tion to It and went to supper. Ho had Just
reached the head ot the stairs when the barn
was In Humes. The lire burning In the haymow
soon weakened the "floor and the burnIng -
Ing mass fell In upon the horses , nearly
burying the animals from sight. Fred Cos-
grcn , an employe of I'axton & Gallagor .brolto
In the door , and , cutting the halters oft two
of tlio horses , started toward the door. He
got no fuither , for ono of the animals broke
from him and wont back Into the flro. Ho
got the other outside , whore It took threa
men to hold It from returning to the barn.
From the burn the flro spread to the four-
story tenement on the west. The porches
took lire and this almost precipitated a panic.
The people living In the house , about twelve
families , became almost crazed , throwing
trunks and heavy pictures from the windows ,
but stiango to bi\y no ono was hurt. When
tilt ; building caught , a little wind from the
west caused the frame structures east of the
barn to catch , and QUO of thorn , a one-story
building , was burned. Six colored families
occupied two ot these 'arises and they at
once took all their furniture out , but what
was not illumined by smoke suffered from
water and most of them lost the few housu-
liolil efI"ctH they had.
Despite' the threatening aspect of the fire ,
In lit tot n minutes after It was discovered It
wan confined to the barn and the llttlo
frames east , the luigo tenement on the west
The tenement and barn was owned by the
Meyer Hcllman estate and It. O , Forbes
Jointly. There was $3,000 Insurance on tha
hoimo , and the loss on It will scarcely ex
ceed $100. There will probably bo about $200
worth of danmgo to the furniture- the oc-
rupunls , on wldch thcro Is no Insurance.
There was $ : if > 0 Insurance on the barn , and
how much the. loss was on the Block could
not b learned. Mr , ( larncan , the head of
the American Illscult Manufacturing com
pany's plant In this city , being away from
home. The horses were worth ? 2GO a head ,
The Ions on barn and horses will reach
$1,100. Two windows In the rear of Wash
ington hall were broken by the heat , The
two houses on the cast , occupied by about
six colored families , were damaged to tha
extent of about $500 , covered by Insurance ,
They were , owned by Hamilton Bros.
TJnnlf Officers' Trial I'oitpoiied.
KANSAS CITV , Mny 7.-The cases against
J. C. Darragh and Elmer C. Bnttley , preu-
Ident mid cashier ot the wrecked Kansas
City Safe Deposit and Savings bank , which
wt-io set for a. hearing toduy at Indepen
dence , wt-ro again continued on the plea
that ono of the witnesses for the deform *
IH nick. June I WUH set for a hearing.
Tlio K.OOO dcpusltorri ure still waiting for
the $1,7(0,000 duo them.
Moirmriit * of OCPUII Vrisol * Mwy 7.
At Liverpool -Arrived Arizona , from New
At Movlllo Arrived Numldlan , from Port
land ,
At Amsterdam Arrlvcd-Bchledarn , from
New York.
At New York Arrlved-Stat * of CftUCor/ ,
nlu , from Glasgow , ±