Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, May 16, 1894, Image 1

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

Would Like to Know How Many Men Work
in Protected Industries.
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.
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
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
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.
"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. . . . . . . . .
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.
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
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.
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-
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.
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 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.
Commonwealers at Green Eiver Quietly
Qivo in to Uncle Sam.
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.
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
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 ,
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Not at All Inclined to Go to War with Any
body 0 or Da Qama.
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.
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
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
- 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
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.
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
"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
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-
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.
Fire Started in the Ball Grounds Burns Orel
Twenty Acres.
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.
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.
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.
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
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..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 , '