Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, May 16, 1894, Image 1
THE OMAHA DAILY BEE. ESTABLISHED JUNE 19 , 1871. OMAHA , WEDNESDAY'MORNING , MAY 10 , 189-1. SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS. Would Like to Know How Many Men Work in Protected Industries. ARE THEY NATIVE OR FOREIGNERS- Another ( Irlnt of Amendment * CSrounil Out of tlio Coinpromlifl .Mill nnd Tuelicd Onto the TurlfT Hill Vr t .Siijs the lllll Will I'nti. WASHINGTON , May 15. At the opening of the session of the senate today Mr. Allen , populist of Nebraska , Introduced and asksd for the Immediate consideration of n resolu tion calling upon the secretary of the treas ury for Information as to the total number of persons engaged In protected Industries ; the number of such persons whoso wages ore claimed to be affected by protection ; the 'number whose wages are not affected ; also ho proportion of the population of the United States dependent upon the foreign market for the sale of their products : also the number of persons engaged In protected Industries who nro native citizens : the number natur alized and the number who arc aliens ; also the proportion of native or naturalized cltl- zuns who art1 being displaced by aliens. Mr. Chandler asked that th resolution go over until tomorrow. Meantime he sug gested that Mr. Allen Investigate to ascer tain whether It was possible for the secre tary of the treasury to comply with such request. He did not think that the Treasury dcpartnent was In possession of such data as was desired by the resolution. Mr. Allsn called attention to the fact that a similar resolution had been passed In 1SSG. The resolution went over. The vies president announced the following committee appointments : Mr. Pattern , on claims , Indian affairs , epidemic diseases , ag- . rlculture and forestry ; Mr. Proctor , on fish- pries ; Mr. Davis on census and Mr. McMil lan on naval affairs. OREGON SENATORS ARE SELFISH. The senate then took up the consideration of the bills on the calendar. A bill to place Dunbar Ransom on the retired list of the army as a captain was pasted , also a bill defining and permanently fixing the northern boundary line of the Warm Springs Indian reservation In the state of Oregon. A bill providing for a naval training station on the Pacific coast met with the opposition of Messrs. Mitchell of Oregon and Squire of Washington , because the bill specified San Francisco harbor as the location of the station. Mr. Aldrtch's amendment placing a duty of 15 per cent on coal tar preparations not provided for In the bill was defeated. Discussion arose over a report presented by Mr. Voorhees , showing the revenue which would be raised under the bill as It passed tho. house and also as moil I Ned by the pend ing senate amendments , based upon last year's Importations. Mr. Allison complained that the report presented by Mr. Voorhees was not an es timate at all. It was , he said , an exact computation of the revenue to be raised under a proposed bill based upon a former law. law.Mr. Mr. Aldrlch declared senators on the other side , who were responsible for legislation , must have some Idea of the revenue to be raised by this bill. If they had , 'It was clearly their duty to present their Ideas of this subject to the senate. "Oh ! " said Mr. Vest , "we do not propose lo go into the dominion of conjecture to allow senators on the other side to filibus ter. " "We are not filibustering , " shouted a half dozen republicans. VEST SAYS IT WILL PASS. "You arc not filibustering ? " said Mr. Vest , with a temper. "Then what do you call It ? You spend hours here In a long debate upon the moat Insecllferous and In significant matters. We want to dispose of this bill. Your tactics will not prevail , " said Mr. Vest , raising his hand Impressively. "Wo Intend to pass this bill If It takes until the snow files next winter. " Mr. Aldrlch protested the republicans had no disposition to oppose factious opposition. They would debate It fairly and properly , but they would not filibuster. An amendment by Mr. Lodge to make copper dutiable at three-tenths of a cent' per pound was defeated. Mr. Quay asked that 25 cents-specific duty be substituted for 20 per cent on oxide of cobalt. Mr. Jones accepted the substitute. The amendment restoring the rate on coloring for brandy , wine and beer and other liquors (50 ( per cent ) was adopted ; also the Jones amendment transferring from the free list and making dutiable at 10 per cent drugs , such as barks , beans , brrles , bal sams , buds , bulbs , bulbous roots , excres cences , fruit flowers , fibres , ) dried Insects , grains , gums und gum resin , herbs , leaves , lichens , mosses , nuts , roots and stems , spices , vegetables , tods , aromatic sods of morbid growth , weeds and woods used ex pressly for dying. The Jones amendment Increasing the duty on sulphuric ether from 35 to 40 cents , nitrous ether from 20 to 25 cents and fruit others of oil or essences from $1 to $2 were agreed to. Mr. Aldrlch moved to Increase the duty on crude glycerine from 1 cent to 1 % cents ; lost. IS to 37. Mr. Lodge moved to increase the duty on refined glycerine from 3 to 4 cents ; lost , 24 to 32. Mr. Aldrlch moved to transfer Indigo and Its extracts from the frcu list to the dutiable Hat at three-fourths of a cent per pound ; lost , 19 to 28. Mr. Galllngcr moved to Increase the duty un Ink , Ink powders , printers' Ink , etc. , from 20 to 30 per cent ad valorem ; lost , 21 to 34. Mr. Allison moved to transfer lodlno from the free list and -to placeIt on the dutiable list at 20 cents' per pound : lost. The Jones amendment placing a duty of C cents a pound on licorice was agreed to. The following Jones amendments , placing nn additional duty of 30 per cent an calcined magnesia , placing a duty on Epsom salts of one-fifth of n cent , and reducing the duty an morphia from 75 cents to 50 cents per ounce , were agreed to , In the next paragraph ( castor oil ) Mr. Chandler moved to strike out 35 per cent and substitute 65 cents per gallon ; lost. Mr. Aldrlch moved to substitute 15 cents per gallon for 20 per cent ud valorem on cod liver oil : lost. At 5.10 the senate went Into executive session. . . . . . . . . DAWUS' COMMITTED lMtl > tiItiSINO. : . borne llopo of Arriving lit n Settlement with the Italians. WASHINGTON. May 15. Ex-Senator Shwcs of the Dawcs Indian commission , Jharged with the responsibility of settling the questions connected with the five civ ilized tribes , was t the capital for n fotv hours today , having recently arrived from Indian territory. He said that the commis sion was beginning to feel that It was mak ing progress , but that the work until recent ly had been very slow , owing to the fact that the head men among the Indians were rot disposed toward any change of present conditions. There has , however , been a perceptible Improvement In the outlook since ho recent visit of ths senate commllieo o the live civilized tribTs , whose plain talk l the effect of causing some of the In- laii3 to see that a change of borne kloJ om the present condition would soon he ueccessary. Sepstor Oawes expressed the iplnlon that a territorial form ot government wouM solva many of the questions which ire now In such an unsatisfactory condition , mt before a wholesale changes.ueh ns that vouM Involve could bo brought about , ho bought that other minor changes would bo lecessary , such as the reformation of the ludlclal system ana the settlement of the tnd question. The Dawea commission U low engaged on the latter problem , which a one of such Intricacy a * to require a great deal of careful work. While he wax not disposed to go Into details , he expressed the opinion that the lands of the several tribes would be divided pro rata among the Indians. If this system should be adcptcd , the Choctawi and ChlckasawR would receive 900 or 1,000 acres each , while the members of the other three tribes would get an aver age of about ICO acres each. WOKIUNU ON AI'I'HOI'KIATtONS. Homo Ilm Comparatively Smooth Nulling unit Miikr * Oonil 1'rogrrM. WASHINGTON , May 15. Speaker Crisp was not In the chair when the house met today , as he had been called away by the death of Mrs. Crisp's mother. In a letter he designated Mr. Dockery of Missouri as speaker pro tern. Among the bills presented was one from the committee on labor , reported by Mr. McGann , making Labor day a holiday. It was placed on the calendar. The naval appropriation billswere then taken up. Mr. Cummlngs' substitute pro viding hereafter no cadet should be ' ap pointed who was not a resident of the con gressional district he Is appointed to rep resent was agreed to. When the paragraph relative to armor plate and armament was reached -"Mr. Melklejohn offered an amendment providing for the appointment , by the speaker of a select committee of nine members , with full powers , to investigate the alleged armor frauds by the Carncglo Steel company , or Carnegie , Phlpps & Co. , and the assessments made against the company by the president. Mr. Cummlngs made a point of order against the amendments , which the chair sustained. The paragraph authorising the secretary of the navy to use the $150,000 appropriated by the act of March 2 , 18SD , for the con struction , armament and equipment of three torpedo boats , to cost not more than $150,000 , was adopted. At 2:48 : consideration of the bill In the committee of the whole was ended , the com mittee arose and nt 2:50 : the bill was passed. The house then went Into committee of tlio whole and the agricultural appropriation bill was taken up. After the reading of the bill In full the committee arose In order to allow Mr. Dockery , from the committee on appropriations , to report to the house the legislative , executive and jud'cial ' appro priations bill , when the committee of the whole resumed Its session. At 4:12 : o'clock general debate on the bill closed and It was read by paragraphs for amendment. During the reading of the bill Mr. Reed took occasion to make a criticism on the evils of reading at a rail road rate of speed. A discussion between Messrs. Reed , Hopkins of Illinois and Mr. Hatch was thus started as an amusing , friendly debate , but It soon degenerated Into an angry personal dispute. Mr. Hopkins accused Mr. Hatch of "jug gling" salaries In the Department of Agri culture , when Mr. Hatch angrily retorted that he would not allow any such Imputation on his actions and he assured Mr. Hopkins that If IIP had made any such remark out side of the house he would have had the words rammed down his throat. It was some time before the angry storm cloud rolled away from the horizon. No amendments had been made to the bill when at 5:05 : o'clock the committee arose and the house adjourned. - TAKIFP KtlTKS CUMl'AltlMK Itcliitlvo figures of the Senate Hill , House lllll anil the MuKlnh-y Act. WASHINGTON , May 16. Senator Veer hees , chairman of the finance committee , today submitted to the senate the treasury estimate of the duties which will be , derived under the rptes proposed by the late senate revision of the tariff bill , as compared with the rates under the McKlnley law and those under the houte bill , basing the estimates upon the importations for last year. The estimate shows that If the pending bill becomes a law $4,853,353 will be collected In duty on chemicals , drugs , etc. , as against $5,096,316 under the house bill and $6,2S4C59 under the McKlnley law. On 'earths ' , earthenware and glassware : Senate bill , $8,832,694 ; houTe bill , $8.078,228 ; McKlnley law. $12,132,037. Metals and man ufactures : Senate , $15,852,576 ; house , $15- 7C9.C53 ; McKlnley , $27,034.637. Wood and manufactures : Ssnate , $653,710 ; house. $648,451 ; McKinley , $935,381. Sugar : Senate , $43,178,957 : house , $16,832 ; McKlnley , $193- 284. Tobacco : Senate , $13,337,977 ; house , $11,528,083 ; McKnlley , $14.831,989. Agricul tural products und provisions : Senate , $9- 444,972 ; house , $7,969,748 ; McKlnley , $12- 433.855. The rates of duties fixed on the various schedules reduced to ad valorem rates shows the following comparisons : Chemicals : Senate , 24.40 ; house , 5.09 ; McKlnley , 31.61. Earthenware and glass ware : Senate , 37.31 ; house , 34.37 ; McKln ley , 51.25. Metals and manufactures : Sen ate , 34,32 ; house , 35.06 ; McKlnley , 58.43. Wool and manufactures thereof : Senate , 22.82 ; house1 , 22.64 ; McKlnley , 32.66. Sugar and manufactures thereof : Senate , 39.59 ; house , 2S.43 ; McKlnley , 14.55. Tobacco : Senate , 109.95 ; house , 91.59 ; McKlnley , 117.82. Agricultural products : Senate , 23.62 ; house , 21.58 ; McKlnley , 33.21. I'KOVJUIXU l-'OIl S.VL.UUUS. Legislative , litectitlva nnd .Tuillclnl Appro priation lllll HiNiily. WASHINGTON , May 15. The legislative , executive and judicial appropriation bill was completed by the appropriation commit tee today. It carries the salaries of all gov ernment officers for the comlntr year. The whole amount recommended In the bill Is $21,101,823 , being a reduction under the es timates of $120,867 , and a reduction under the appropriation act for the current year of $766,199. The .whole number of salaries specifically provided for In the bill Is 10,110 , being 3C3 less than the number estimated for ami 55S less than the number provided ' for In the law for the current yc'ar. The reorganization of the Treasury de partment , on the basis recommended by the Dockery commission , Is a feature of the bill. It reduces the treasury 'force 185 and reduces expenses $230.080. Another new feature of the bill Is the pro vision for printing 10,000 copies of the re bellion records , both of the union and the confederate navies , to be apportioned among senators nnd members and , by them dis tributed to libraries. " The appointment by the secretary of the treasury of a chief of the revenue cutter service Is provided for. The Item for sugar Inspectors , heretofore In the bill , has been dropped , as the com mittee believes that there will be an aboli tion ot sugar bounties. Making .liulleliil I.Iff it llunlen. WASHINGTON , M.iy 15. Representative Boon o ! Minnesota Introduced a resolution today to Investigate the conduct ot the United States courts In his state In a matter which has stirred up much feeling. It It charged In the resolution the law has been annulled by the judge , of the Sixth divi sion by adjaunrlng the court at Fergus Falls before completing Its bushiest * anil by tak ing to St. Paul , n distance of 200 miles , for trial a large number of laboring men charged .with offenses against the United States , who live within thirty mile * of Fergus Falls , thereby putting them anil the government to useless expense. The committee on judi ciary Is empowered by the resolution to In vestigate the conduct of ( he judge of the court and the marshal In nil thes > e matters. Increase for Mrxlcuu tt'iir Pensions. WASHINGTON , May 15. The house com- mltteo on pensions today voted to report to the house n bill Increasing the rates of all pensioners ot tha Mexican war anil Indian war from $10 to $12 a month. Representa tive Camluettt of California had Introduced a bill to gUo this Incrcaso to Mexican war pensioners r.ml the committee decided to ex tend It to the Indian war aurvivori. Iut ! one member of the coimultleo opposes the rm- uro. taking the ground that It would . .pen tha door > or a service pension to survivors ! ot the civil war. ALL SUITE READY TO SUBMIT Commonwealers at Green Eiver Quietly Qivo in to Uncle Sam. MARSHAL RANKIN WANTS THEM SENT BACK Seliurc of n Trnm n Vlcloua Uutrngo nnil Ho Doclnres Ho Will Not \Valvo , Jurisdiction Ortlor for Troop * Itccclicil from Washington , GREEN RIVER , Wyo. . May 15. ( Special Telegram to The Bee. ) The plans for the disposition of the entire Commonweal army at this place have been finally agreed upon. J. G. Beatty of the United States court of Idaho declares that such brazen anarchy as thei theft of railroad trains under control of court shall be given merited punishment. About 6 o'clock tonight Marshal Rankln re ceived this message from United States Mar shal Plnkliam of Idaho : "Hold the army that captured train nt Montpeller yesterday until I arrive with warrants tomorrow. I waive no Jurisdiction over them. The out rage against the law and the rights of prop erty was too vicious. I want them back. " Immediately after receiving this message Marshal Rankln and his posse proceeded to the armory and announced to the Coxey- Ites that he was Instructed to place every man In the company under arrest. ' When asked If they would submit peaceably they answered without a dissenting voice : "We will. " Guards were placed over them. The troops were scheduled to arrive In Green River at 1 a. m. Upon their arrival the soldiers will pitch their tents near their armory , where they will remain until morn ing. The troops are only to be used when the marshal and his posse find themselves unable to enforce the orders of the court. Upon the arrival of Marshal Plnkliam from Idaho the men under arrest will be taken be fore United States Judge Rlner , at a place to be designated by him , where they will be arraigned and an order entered to take them Into the jurisdiction of the United States court for the district of Idaho , sitting at Boise City , for trial. Marshal Rankln will then take the accused to that place. Whether or not the troops will accompany him will depend entirely upon the develop ments tomorrow. It Is presumed that Judge Rlner will have the men arraigned before him In this city. SOMEBODY MAY BE HURT. A most serious problem confronts the United States authorities and the Union Pacific officials tonight. Judicious manage ment will be required to prevent a clash and probable loss of life. The question is what shall be done with the 200 men of the Commonweal army who arrived here from Montpeller at 3:15 : this morning on board " the train stolen from Marshal" Pinkham of Idaho. They had but a small supply of provisions when they arrived , and tonight they are practically without food. The citi zens of Green River have become tired of feeding the numerous companies of way faring strangers passing through every few days , and do not propose to encourage others to come by feeding these already here. The men say they cannot stay here and starve and do not propose to walk. They are de termined to ride , peaceably If they can , forcibly If they must. They appear anxious to surrender to Marshal Rankln , knowing that If they become prisoners the govern ment will be compelled to feed them. A cold , drizzling rain set In this afternoon , which threatened to drench the poorly clad Commonwealers to the skin , but Mayor Talla- ferro took compassion upon them and per mitted the removal of their headquarters to the armory of company B , Wyoming Na tional Guard , In which were two stoves and other conveniences. The men now here comprise a portion of five companies of the original Portland Industrial army. None of the chief officers , however , are with them , they , with one exception , being with the men taken to Cheyenne last night by Mar shal Rankln's posse. The exception Is Colonel nel Callahan , who managed to escape last night by Jumping from the car window Just as the special train was pulling out of Green River yards. The officers here were notified from Rock Springs , but they have as yet been unable to apprehend the colonel. Callahan was the leader of company P , which captured the train at Montpelter Sunday and ran It to Cokevllle , where they were arrested. The fact that he especially was wanted by the Idaho deputies to answer for that offense no doubt made him take the desperate chances to escape. Since the arrival of the Commonwealera this morning Trainmaster Hay has kept all trains over the Oregon Short Line running regularly. A sharp lookout Is kept , how ever , for the coming of three squads of In dustrials over the main line from Ogden as well as over the Portland division. Chief Deputy United States Marshal Dickey and a heavily armed posse of deputies accom panied passenger train No. 2 from Evanston this afternoon. The Industrials have hail no perfect or ganization since arriving at Montpeller. and there waa considerable feeling on the part of members of company H against those who refused to join them after they had stolen the train on Sunday , but this morn ing It was decided that all should take a solemn oath to abide by the decision of the majority , and to stand together under all circumstances. Two men declined to take the oath and were dropped out of the or ganization. The name of the engineer who ran the engine from Montpellcr to Green River Is Thomas Percy Bickers. He Is an English man , and came from Portland. In a con versation this afternoon he stated he had firmly determined to run the train through here This morning at all hazards until he saw that the track was completely blocked with cars , "I had made up my mind , " said he , "that If the officials attempted to stop us wo would kill some one or be killed ourselves In the effort to run through the town. " He said he knew the railroad offi cials were not going to destroy the com pany's property In order to stop them , and when the stolen train was on the track It would be given the right of way , PRISONERS AT CHEYENNE. CHEYENNE , Wyo. , May 15. ( Special Tel egram to The Bee. ) Seven deputy United States marshals , In charge of Special Deputy Colonel Nick O'Brien , arrived In this city at. 11 o'clock this morning with sixteen Com monweal prisoners arrested at Cokovllle yesterday afternoon. They had arrested forty-three men , but Judge Rlner Insisted that they bring only sixteen of the leaders. Among the number arrested was General Shefiler. Your representative saw him , but he denied that ho was the lender of the army and declared that ho was traveling on a first-class ticket to Topeka , where his folks resided. It developed that Sheffier worked on the Cheyenne & Northern , north of this city. In 1M 1 , and went from hero to Port land. He Is a stonemason by trade and showed a card In n Portland lodge of tha na tional association. He says his arrest U an outrage and that ho will make the of ficials of the roads suffer. Judge Rlner stated today that the men under arrest would appear before htm personally for con tempt ot court and that there would be no preliminary" steps necessary. The long delayed order of the- president for the Fort Russell troops came shortly after dinner today , and the second battalion of the Seventeenth Infantjj- from Fort Russell , under command of Colonel Poland , left hefi at 4 o'clock this afternoon for Green River to co-operato with United States Marshal Rankln In keeping the peace. Judge Rln r has not yet Issued an order us to what sliilj be done with the 2uO men now at the latter Placo. < -t-j Took a I'lfty Mile Hide , GOSHEN , Ind. , May 15. A band of sixty Oommonwealora , under command of General Sullivan , who split from General Randall's urmy , broke camp at LIgonlcr , sixteen miles of this city , In contusion today and captured an east bound Lake Shore freight train. They hold posiosslon until Butler was reached , fifty milts -down the road , and there they were , made to dismount. MAIiCIIINU TO .JOIN KKf.I.Y. Armlc * llvtiilcil for St. Joe to Flout Down the .Ml. < ourl. FAIRFIELD , Neb. , May 15. ( Special to The Bee. ) The Denver branch of the Com monweal army , which arrived here yester day from Hasting ? , camped In and around a vacant dwelling house In the heart of the city last night. Although their coming was entirely unexpected and there was no or ganized effort to furnish them food , private contributions poured In at a great rate , so that Captain Bennett says that at no stop ping place since they made the start from Denver have they bsen treated better than here. Their breakfast this morning con sisted of ham nnd eggs , bread and butter , coffee , milk and Various delicacies on the side. .t The captain defies any one along the route over which they have traveled to point tea a single overt or Unlawful act committed by his company. Their conduct here bears out the captain's statement. Captain Bennett expects to land In Washington with several hundred men. He says that the ranks have befcn thinned chiefly 'by dismissal of pro fessional tramps , and that good , honest , un employed men are tonstanly Joining the ranks. The company expects to follow the St. Joseph & Grand Island railroad to St. Joseph , Mo. They will depend on marching chlelly , but volunteer assistance with teams will be acceptable. They left here this morning , quite a large number of teams and wagons being fur nished them. ST. JOSEPH , Mo. , May 15. The Com monweal army of nearly 100 men under General Bennett , .coming from Falrfleld , Neb. , Is expected here shortly. It Is In tended to build rafts here and float down the Missouri river to Join Kelly's division after It roaches the Mississippi. If Sanders' army Is released at Leaven- worth It Is expected to Join Bennett's army la-re and proceed down th ? river with the Nebraska men. Special officers will be sworn In to keep Sanders and his men out of the city If they start this way , as they will pass through towns In which there arc a number of smallpox cases. WHAT KKI.UY 'WANTS TO DO. Couiniiindcr of the Comnionwral Navy Out lined III * ' Futurn I'lniiK. OTTt'MWA , May l.WAt a big meeting last night , at which "General" Kelly and local populists spoke , Kelly said he wanted It understood that hp Is running no populist side show. The army was ordered by the authorities to leave here at 12 o'clock , which It did , leaving five boats behind , two for provisions and three containing- ball team , which played this afternoon TVlth a picked nine. When he arrives at Keokuk he will lash his boats together lia huge riift , place bulwarks on the sides , antr hire a tug to pull him to Qtilncy , Mil. He will remain there several days. Tlie army Is in the best shupe It has been In since leaving Council Bluffs. Eidon is the next objective point , and the authorities there Intend to keep the army ouUo ( the city and refuse to feed them. Kelly gave Colonel Speed positive orders to land the army there , ami trouble is expected. SVl'llEMH VUUHT UECISIOXS. j. Contested Election ; Ca-m for Justice of tho' * DBS MOINES , SJay 15. ( Special Telegram to The Bee. ) S.evon"3ieHlsl6ns "we're jian'ded down by the supreme court today , as fol lows : . I. N. Whlitan.lcontestant , appellant , against J. E. Zarohik , incumbent , Linn dis trict ; reversed. Action to contest the elec tion of th'o Incumbent to the office of justice of the peace. The opinion says : "The con clusions are that the d jtrlct court rejected votes which should have been counted for the Incumbent and counted votes which should have been rejected , sufficient In num ber , It the count was otherwise properly made , to have authorized a judgment for the contestant. The errors committed are not shown to have been without prejudice to him. " Henry Kracke against William Homeyer et ux. , appellants , Adalr district , affirmed. Elizabeth Harrington , appellant , against the Fidelity Loan nd. Trust company and S. J. Johnson , Cherokee district ; affirmed. Charles Kennedy .against J. J. Moore ct al , appellants , Plymouth district ; reversed. Ell Lltchtenberger , appellant , against the Incorporated town of 'Meridian ; reversed. John II. McKelvey , ' administrator , appel lant , against the Burlington , Cedar Rapids & Northern Railway' company , Lyon district ; reversed. Action for damages for death of plaintiff Intestate. A. M. Garrett against Western Union Tele graph company , appellant , Louisa district ; affirmed. Action against the defendant for damage resulting from a failure to transmit and deliver a telegraph message. Charles T. Howe , editor of the Guthrle county Democrat at Panora , pleaded guilty In the federal court to advertising a raffle for a horse , which- the postal authorities hold was a violation of the anti-lottery law. Ho showed that he' had consulted legal authority and was discharged on payment of costs. _ J _ Convention of luwa C'lirUtlnns. CRESTON , la. , May 15. ( Special Tele gram to The Bee. ) The district convention of the Christian churches opened last even ing In the legant new church nt Osceola , Rev. 0. Ebert of Creston , president of the district , presiding. ' Rev. A. M. Haggard , state secretary , delivered the opening ad dress. A Jargo audience was In attendance and the sermon mdclo a deep Impression , Representation from various parts of the district Is complete , president Ebfrt's ad dress was made this afternoon and Rev. Swartz delivered the sermon at the evening session. The convention will be In session four days , adjourning Thursday evening. The program Is an unusually Interesting one. 1'rnc tlceil Mcillcluo Without a Dlplonm. DUNLAP , la. , May 15. ( Special Telegram to The Bee , ) J. pj Walter Is an Itinerant cure-all doctor , traveling through western Iowa , who has been located In Dunlap about six weeks , doing a tubbing business healing the blind , the. lamevanJ the bait. Th9 mat ter was laid before .the State 4oard } of Medical Examiners aitJ a complaint was filed against- him , charging him with prac ticing without a diploma. He skipped out yesterday , but wasy captured anil brought back to Dunlap tht * 'afternoon. ' He was ar raigned before Justice Jennings , pleaded gulty | to the charge' r nd was fined $50 nnd costs , In defaultof'wblch he was sent to Jail at Logan. _ _ j _ Judge Hiildwlu forrTamporury Chairman. DBS MOINES , M T 6. ( Special Tele gram to The 'Bcb.-ijho ) slate central com mittee of the republican -party of Iowa held a meeting today ahll ] decided to hold the state convention In pen Molnes July 11. John N. Baldwin otjCouncIl Bluffs was selected for temporary chairman and Sen ator Hash of Creston 4rfommended for per manent chairman of the convention. All the numbers present. expressed cotifljepco la the outlook for a grand victory this year. Hlils for Hgwcrs at Loniari. LEMARS , la. , May (15. ( ( Special Telegram to The Bee. ) Bids for the sanitary system for sewer | for Letnars were opened by the city council today , .fho confract has not been av-arilei\--yet. , The lowest bidders were lh Stoux City Plumbing company anil Dan- forth & Peters of BayJCIty , Mich. The bids run from 26 cent * to § 3 cents ou eight-Inch Utcxals. . .w.3. ! , . - - . . brnth of Ir , Hobbi of Drake University. DES MOINES ' , , May 15. ( Special felegrarp o The B'ee. ) Rev. DT. A. I. Hpbbs , ejean of the bible department of Drake university. died this morning. He had been a sufferer for two or three years. About two weeks Co ho submitted tun operation , and ulnca lint time his decline niJ been rapid. Ha tns CO years old and leaves a family. PORTUGAL IS OOITE FRIENDLY Not at All Inclined to Go to War with Any body 0 or Da Qama. DID ALL SHE COULD TO APPEASE BRAZIL Commnnilrra Who Allowed thn Ilrfugrrft to Kscitpo Were UlamlMcil Amlciililo Ad justment of IHfTcrcncca la Looked Tor. LONDON , May 15. A dispatch to the Times from Lisbon today says that the rea son alleged for the rupture of diplomatic relations between Brazil and Portugal Is the conduct of the commanders of the Portu guese war ships Mlmlello and Alfonso dc Albuquerque In allowing the Insurgents to escape from their ships In .Montevideo. * According to the Times correspondent , Portugal Is entirely blameless In the matter and has done her utmost to satisfy the Brazilian government by dismissing the commanders of thcr war ships referred to. The Correspondent adds that , although the position Is considered serious , It Is believed that the question will be amicably settled , as Portugal has always maintained and de sires to maintain the most friendly relations with Brazil. LISBON , May 15. The Brazilian charge d'affaires has been ordered to go to Paris so soon as the legation Is closed In accordance with orders from Rio de Janeiro to sever diplomatic relations between Brazil and Portu gal. The documents relating to the rupture will be gazetted tomorrow and will declare that the cause of the trouble was the fact that Admiral da Gama and the other In surgent officers were accorded an asylum on board of the Portuguese war ships In BrazilIan - Ian waters. Negotiations on the subject be gan March 14. SUI.TIIINKSS IN Till : Allt. Troubln Scenteil ut IllurlluIiU , but No Ono Known Whcru to Look for It. BLUEFIELDS , April 28 ( via New Orleans , May 15) ) . During the past few days there has been a sultriness In the air like that which precedes a thunder storm. Within forty-eight hours over 100 inhabitants , mostly Creoles , have left for San Andres and other Islands to await the result of the revolution which appears Imminent. In all about 800 people have fled. Business Is almost at n standstill. Minister Baker's arrival here on the 2Cth on board the San Francisco was hailed with delight. Complaints are pouring In from every direction regarding abuse at the hands of the Nlcaraguan officials. Advices from the coast state that the Indians are sharpen ing their arrows and preparing for war. There are today more than 150 Nlcaraguan soldiers upon the bluffs. Their dismissal Is constantly promised , but no sooner does one band leave than another springs up InIts place. No one seems to know where they come from. Minister Madrlz , General La- bezas , Police Governor Renting and Colonel Larz and many other officers have suddenly disappeared and no one seems to know their whereabouts. The belief among the Ameri cans Iti that they are engaged In hatching a , plot to put the Spaniards In possession of the reservation. - OHAN015 TO Itrltlsli riect to Visit Iloston While the Chlr.igo U Feted nt London. LONDON , May 15. The banquet which Is to be tendered on May 24 , the queen's birth day , to Admiral Erbsn , Captain Mahan and the officers of the United States cruiser Chicago , will be attended by Prince Louis of Battenburg , Lord Rosebery , Earl Spencer , Lord George Hamilton , Lord Brassey , Sir Charles Dllke , Admiral Sir John E. Com- merell. Admiral Sir William Dowel ! , Ad miral Sir G. T. Phlpps Hornby Admiral the Hon. Sir Henry Kcppel and many other dis tinguished naval men. The Globe , referring to the banquet , says : The welcome will be thoroughly national and not only from their brother officers of the English navy but from the country. It Is many years since we have had the. oppor tunity to shako hands with Brother Jona than , yet no country should be closer to our affections and sympathy. The occasion will bo In the nature of a family gathering , and not the least pleasant feature connected with It will be the simultaneous visit of the British fleet to Boston where our sailors , doubtless , will bo accorded a similar cordial welcome. WII.l. CAUCUS OX THIS I.OKDS. English Liberals Summoned to Meet Next .Monthto Express Their Kenthnriiti. LONDON , May 15. The National Liberal federation has Issued a call for a conference at which the liberal federations throughout he kingdom shall be present to express an opinion upon the House of Lords question. The conference is to be held at Leeds on June 20. . ItuillcalH Will Defy the Troops. VIENNA , May 15. News from Belgrade Indicates hat a popular rising is feared In Servla. Great excitement prevails among the people , who are Indignant at the arbi trary and oppressive acts of the government In prohibiting meetings which It was pro posed to hold to protest against the rein statement In power of ex-King Milan. The government , In > giving notice that such meetings would not be allowed , declared troops would bo used to prevent thorn. The radicals , however , declare their Intention to hold meetings on Sunday , and conflicts uro then expected. JlUxlonurlrs Suffer from KurthqimkeH. BERLIN , May 15. A dispatch from Syd ney , N. S. W. , reports that severe earth quakes occurred In the vicinity of Mloko and New Poineranla , on March 3 and 4. Almost all .tho houses of the missionaries and traders were destroyed and the Inhabi tants were In a state of panic for many days , fearing a repetition ot the shocks. Spanliiriln I'uy Indemnity to Americans. MADRID , May 15. At a cabinet meeting It was decided to pay In gold the sum of $17,000 , equal to $23,000 of Spanish cur rency , as nil Indemnity to the American Methodist missionary who was unlawfully expelled from the Caroline Islands when Spain annexed that territory. African Trll > u8 Have u Scrap. TRIPOLI , May 15. A battle between the Tuaregi and the Tlbboos has taken place near K-awar , central Soudan , The Tlbboos lost seventy men and a large number of their force were wounded. The Ttmrcgs then en tered Kawar , capturing 500 camels and pil laging the town. Infuirgrnti Again on the Offensive. BUENOS AYRES , May 15. Dispatches re ceived hero from Rio Grande City say the Insurgents of the province ot Rio Grande do Sul nro preparing to make a fresh attack upon that city. The Inhabitants are fleeing to places of safety. Trouble llrcwlng In Congo. BRUSSELS , May 15. The Independence Qelge has advices from the Congo Free State reporting that the Mayomba and Lukuango districts are In a dUturbetl state arid that ( cur Dclglan agents have been murdered xtlthln ten days. r , fr ' * . * a Cholera In Southern Ilnijn. ODESSA. May 15. News trom Belgrade dared that cholera exlsta In seven governments - ments In the south of Rujjaja. John WunumuUor In London , LONDON , May 15. John Wanamaker , ex- postmaster general of the United States , was among the speakers at the national convention of the Christian Endeavor so ciety , which Is being held In the Metropoli tan Tabernacle. MM7JK IS TltKItt KI.Ott.IX. Uotrrnor Stone ot Mlsnonrl Lniinrhm Con- Krrpunmii Miami' * I'rcnliliMitlnl lloiiin. KANSAS CITY. May 15. Governor Slono qualified- ! launched the presidential boom for Silver Dick Bland In the Missouri state democratic convention here today. The temporary chairman , J. McD. Trimble , after a long continued row In the committee of resolutions , sought to make matters smooth In his opening speech to the convention by declaring that state conventions did not meet to decide national Issues , nor to nom inate a presidential candidate , nor to create a presidential possibility. When Governor Stone , who was made permanent chairman , arose'to make his talk , about the first thing he uttered was a denial ot Trimble's propo sitions. State conventions , he declared , ex press the thought of the people of the state , which was crystallzcd at national conven tions. He was sorry that rumor made him a candidate for United States senator , a position ho did not seek. When he retired from the governorship , he said , em phatically , It would be to return to private life. But regarding the report which con nected Congressman Bland with the presl- ( lentlal campaign of 1S96 , he wished to say ho could not nominate , that the people could not nominate a more COT sclcntlous , faithful and devoted servant. No better man had ever been elected to public olllce. Ho was worthy of the highest confidence. And If the speaker ever had r.n opportunity he would gladly support htm , as he would any other honest representative western demo crat for that high office. , The convention Ind scarcely asjcmblcd for Its afternoon session when there were loud calls for "Bland" from all parts of the house. The delegates could not be quieted until they were told Mr. Bland was busy In the committee room and could not then be seen. The fight In the committee on resolutions was over the adoption of the silver plank. The members were willing to pass over the question of endorsing the democratic national administration , but Governor Stone , with Congressman Bland , were flatfootcd for a silver plank In the platform and no compromise. The governor's remarks on this subject before the convention Indicated his side was In the minority In the com mittee , as he told the convention It was for them to jay , and not a majority or n mi nority of the committee , whether or not they were favorable to bimetallism. "Have you any opinion on this question ? " the governor said , addressing the delegates. Loud and repeated cries of "Yes" was the response. "We want to demonstrate , " added the governor , "that Wall street cannot corrupt , coerce nor debauch the democracy of Mis souri. " Mayor Webster Davis , the republican exec utive of the city , made the welcoming ad dress to the convention. He was loudly cheered at the close of his remarks. Responding to a call during a lull In the proceedings , Congressman Hall took the floor. He was In favor of a free and un limited coinage of silver , but did not believe It was the duty of the Missouri democracy to make an exposition of that principle In Its platform. That , he believed , was the work of delegates , properly Instructed by their constituents , to the national conven tion. Congressman Tarsney came next and con fined himself to the tariff , Incidentally eulo gizing President Cleveland , whom he called the' apostle of tariff reform , nnd giving Sena tor Hill a side thrust. "Thpre was. a Valley Forpe. ; b.efoje.YarJUownI" he went en , "a Bull " Run before Appomattox , " and then , with measured emphasis , "there was n Bene dict Arnold before gentlemen of the con vention , pardon me If legislative courtesy forbids me to carry the parallel further. " Hero the convention shouted loudly and repeatedly , "Hill. " The committee on resolutions made a majority rind minority report. The major ity report denounces the McKlnley act and declares that .1 tariff for protection Is un constitutional ; endorses the Wilson bill sis a step In the direction of a revenue tariff ; denounces as traitors all democrats who In any way Impede Us passage or vote against It. They also endorse the In- cotfie tax feature of the bill. It declares In favor of the free and unlimited coinage of sliver on equal terms with gold ; favors limiting the powers of the federal Judici ary ; endorses the repeal of the federal election Inw.s ; denounces the efforts to create religious strife among the people. The minority report simply reaffirms the declarations of the' Chicago platform. Graham Frost moved the substitution of the minority for the majority report. The roll call had not been completed at 1:30 : P. m. KI.VSlt'K AH .1 Vl.K.t. Taylor Itrothers Ilnvu So I'ar llren Ahlo to Kvailt : the Onii'ur.i. ST. LOl'IS , May 15.-A special to the Post-Dispatch from Llnneu , Mo. , ways : The posse which Hurrounded the house of James Taylor , father of the men who mur dered Gus Meeka nnd his family near Browning , have not yet searched the build ing for the murderers , owing to a threat by old man Taylor to shoot the first man who nteps upon the doorstep. Albert Taylor , a brother ot the murderers , has , been arrested to prevent him from carrying food and ammunition to the murderers. Friends and relatives nre working every means to deceive the pursuing posses. The main body Is pursuing a trail with bloodhounds , but so far without result. The wife of William Taylor has also been arrested , having been taken In charge at Browning , where she had gone to draw money from a bank. She had both money and ammunition with her when caught. MILAN , Mo. , May 15-The sheriff re ceived a message from KIrksvllle this morning stating that the lleolng' Taylor brothers ute breakfast at Farmer Cham berlain's house In Walnut township , Atlalr county , and the posses were only a short distance behind them. A new grave has been found on George Taylor's farm , n half mile from the strawstuck where the Victims of the murder were found. The neighbors say they had seen George at work ut that place for the past week. Ciitholli ! Soeletleo M ct. SIIEROYfJAN , Wis. . May 15-Arclibtshop Kntzer of Milwaukee nnd Dlshop Messmer of Green Hay arrived In this city last even ing to attend the convention of Catholic societies. The prelates celebrated pontl- llcal mass today. Vice President Kurkcr of the Illinois Htnto union Is also present. Archbishop Kntzer addressed the conven tion. He said he wanted Catholics to en tirely Ignore the A. I' . A. , but owing to the fact that there nro a large number of loyal and peaceable American citizens v ho have suffered under Impressions received from uttucks of the A. I' . A. , he nOvlHcd the convention to take steps to bhow the actual facts of the Catholic faith , lilshop Messrner also spoke In the n.une strain. Congratulations from the state irilons of Kentucky und Missouri were recelv-'d. Veiled Lady WiuilH a Chllil. WICHITA , Kan. , Mny 16.-The whole state Is getting Into a. fever of speculation reirunllnB the Identity of the masked woman who called herself Gertrude Ashlmugh and claims to he the mother of an abandoned child jtow In the Children's Home , where It WUH placed by the police. The "masked woman" came Into the dis trict court again today to get possession of the child on habeas corpus proceedings , and County Attorney lloone and Chief of Police Cone Joined with the mysterious woman's counsel In endeavoring to shield her Iden tity. _ llnrnry ( lets Mixed. NEW YORK , Hay IS.-Charlea T. Har- ncy continued hla testimony In the North ern Tacino Investigation today. Ho was not quite consistent with his testimony of yesterday. The block of Hocky Fork coul Block he had bought fell oft to 400 shares , and h was not sure after ull that It wus from Hamuel T. llauser that ho bought It. Mr. Vlllard WBB trustee of the Hock Fork company , which was capitalized for $1,000- p Negro Itu\liher Hanged. ATLANTA , Ga. , May 15. Jim Young was taken from the Ocula , Flu. , jail early tills mornlnif by a body of leading citizens and hanged to u tree. Kurly yesterday morn- Ine he outraged Lizzie Weerna , a ll-yenr- ! old Klrl of excellent family , living with a widowed and Invalid mother. TWO THOUSAND HOMELESS Fire Started in the Ball Grounds Burns Orel Twenty Acres. BLAZE WAS OF INCENDIARY ORIGIN Occupants of Ilin ( Jrniul Stnnilnnil Itlcnclicri Mnkc n Hurried I'.xlt Occupant * of TeiH'iii'iitH lln\o IliirclT.TImo to isritpo : with Their l.lvi-n. BOSTON , May 1C. Iy the torch of an Ini ccmllnry tonight over ' $1.000.000 worth ot property Is In ashes , over GOO families of tha medium nntl poorer classes , consisting o ( over 2,000 people , nro homeless , nnil mang of them who had tlmo to save n portion of their household furniture nrc tonight sleep * Ing In the open nlr. Women with babes In their nrms and little children huddled ! close together have only the sky for n root nnd the few mattresses saved from the burned tencnieiits for a bed , nnd no pros * peels of a breakfast In the morning. The lire covered n spnce of twenty acres. As far as cnn bo learned six persons Imva been Injured , none fatally. The fire started In the Boston league park. In a pile of lum ber which was lying under the right fit Id bleachers , directly back of first base. In at moment It had Icnpcd out to the scats , ami fanned by n brisk breeze , swept towards tha grand stand. So rapidly did the flnmra spread that before the occupants of tha grand htand realized It the Mro was upon them nnd they were forced to llee. It wua several minutes before the firemen were aC work. The left Held bleachers were next Ignited. Meanwhile the sparks had fallen upon thousands of buildings , the flumes surged on towards Trcmont street um ( reached out to the right and left until tha entire square between the ball grounds ami Tromont street and extending north fronv W.ilpole street to Hurke street was n masa of burning buildings. The Shcrwln kinder garten school house , n brick structure , checked the progress of the lire for only u ; ' moment , nnd Hint. too. was quickly num bered among the structures consumed. BARELY ESCAPED WITH THEIR LIVES ; The buildings on the south side of Walpola street were soon burned. The llames shut towards Coventry street , on that side oC Trcmont nearest , the ball grounds. They , swept on In this'direction for three squares , as far as Hurke street. At 5 o'clock tha entire block along the west side of Tremone street from Walpolo to llurko was a bril liant muss of Homes , which swept across to the opposite side and soon engulfed tha buildings for four blocks. By this tlmo the ) residents of the tenements for nearly halt n nillo around had become alarmed and were moving all their property Into the streets nnd seeking for places of safety. So rapidly did the fire eat Its way , however , that those In the blocks adjoining TremoiiC' ' street did not have time to save their house hold effects and barely escaped with their lives. By 6 o'clock the conflagration hail crossed Trcmont to Cabol street. Shortly ) after C o'clock several steamers arrived ! from Lynn , Salem , lleverly and Urookllnq and every effort was made to stop the t < & at Cabol street. But It could not be checkup and not until It had burned on Cabol street half way through to Wclrlck street ami north to Burke street wag the limit of the burned districts , on tjio 'southeast ' side o the grounds 'reached. While the firemen were - fighting on this Hide the fire was spreading -from Walpolu toward Jlllford Place on the" west side oC the ball grounds , and In half an hour all the buildings in this block were In ruins. The fire burned on until It reached Ruggle * street at one point and consumed the houses , besides a chapel , and laid low the struc tures on Sunbury street. At Huggles streeOI on the west and Cabol street on the south * ' east the fire was practically stopped and aS ( 7:30 : was under control and In no danger oil spreading further. ONE HUNDRED BUILDINGS BURNED. It Is estimated that about 100 bulldlngu have been burned. The now house of lad der company No. 12 and hose company No. 8 on Tremont street was destroyed. Alderman. ' Bryant's residence on Walpolo street and ! his store on Tremont street are also de stroyed. Among the other business places leveled were J. J. .McNamara , wines and ! liquors , Cabol street ; Daniel , Bernhart ft Co. , Tremont street , liquors ; Sterling Pro vision store , Sterling street ; Gray's pho tographing establishment , Tremont street ; Gllmore's block of offices , Tremont street ; S. C. McEtrlck , provisions , Tremont street. Councilman Connors lost his house on Tre mont street and many of his effects. A special meeting of the Board of Aldor- incn was called this evening to take action upon tlio exigencies of the rase and IL wna voted lo use the surplus of'M.OOO ' , 'now heldl by the trustees of the Johnstown flood , ana which was collected for the sufferers by llio Hood at Johnstown , for the relief of the -2,000 people made homeless by the fire. Tha meeting , was adjourned to tomorrow morn ing , when some further means will bo de vised to aid these in distress. Prominent Insurance men place the loss at $1,000,000 nnd the Insurance at two- thirds of that loss. FAMILY POISONED. Mother inn ) Three Children Dnncoroiisly III from ICutliiK Con fort IIIIIH. Last night the family of II. Eugene Chub- buck , 127 South Twenty-fifth street , \vn poisoned by the eating of cream puffs nnd chocolate tarts. These were taken as a delicacy , and each member of the family ate quite a portion ol them. An hour or so after eating Mrs , Chubbuck felt sick , and a llttlo later vom ited. She said slio thought slia had eaten too much. She had not finished saying thin when the baby , 1 year old , was seized with vomiting. The mother was again seized , anil then the other two children , with violent fits of vomiting. The baby was nearly choked anil almost , went Into convulsions. An liout and a half after eating the cream puffs 'tin entire family was sick. Dr. Sprague was culled , nnd arrived there to find tha mother and buby almost unconscious and the other two children dangerously sick. At 12:30 : luitt night the doctor thought Mrs. Chubbuck and the baby would pull through the night at least. The other two children are dan gerously 111 , but the doctor thinks they will recover. Dr. Sprague did not have tlmo to make an analysis of the cream puffs and chocolate tarts , but says they are the cause of the sick ness. ness..Mr. . Chubbuck Is secretary of the Thom son-Houston Electric Light company. Ho li In the east. rolled the IlnrglarH. An attempt was made yesterday morning at 4 o'clock to rob the jewelry store of S , Jonasen , 204 North Sixteenth street , At that hour Mr. Jonasen , who sleeps la the store , was awakened by a nolso at tha rear door that sounded Ilko sawing. Ho , waited a moment and heard something glvo way , which he afterwards discovered v- } pan of the outside lock , which had been pried by a piece o ( lead pipe , which was found near the dour after the burglars left. They already had the door nearly open when Mr. Jonasen sprang from hU bed , r . volver In hand , and frightened them away. Ho said there was only ono at the rear door , as when ho jumped from hla bed lie could ! without being Been , see a man at the front , who was evidently on watch there , \ Orts In Its Work , MILWAUKEE , Mny 15.-A special to the Wisconsin from Merrill. WIs. , nays tha Central Munufuctuilng company's Hash , door and blind factory wan struck by light ning und consumed by lire today. Lous , WO.ouO on buildings nnd 130,000 on stock ! Total insurance , '