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S'r ' A BL1SHED JUNE 19 , 1871. OMAHA. Fill DAY MORNING , MAY 38 , 189-1. SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS. 1 ; '
Numerous Amendments Made to the Ledge
Bribery Investigation Resolution.
A * H Wan riimlly I'nme-il It l'r ivl loK forllio
Iim-itllgatlim or tin ) Tnut'it 1'ollllcal
Contribution ) ) and I ( "Pull" In
running the Tariff Hill.
WASHINGTON , May 17. There was nn
rca of low barometer nml Indications
threatening a storm when the Hcnate met to
day.Mr. . Morgan opened the proceedings by
offering a resolution which , after reciting
the cxldtenco of the Slicrman null-trust
law of June 2 , 1692 , ami the alleged exist
ence of the Sugar trust , called on the attor
ney ( general tor Information ns to whether
any proceedings were pending against such
corporation ; If so , what stage they had
reached ; If not , whether In his opinion there
was any defect In the anti-trust law.
The Lodcc tariff bribery and sugar In
vestigation resolution which cnmo over from
yesterday was then laid before the senate
by Vice President Stevenson and Mr. Lodge
took tinfloor. . On Monday , he said , an nrtl-
rnI had appeared In the Philadelphia Press
charging that enormous profit would accrue
to the .Sugar trust by the fixing of the date
when the sugar schedule would go Into effect ,
on January 1 , which profit was estimated
nt J50.000.000. It charged the schedule was
exacted by the trust In fulfillment of
pledges made to It during the campaign
of 1802. It also charged that the Jonea
amendments wore In the hands of a firm
of New York brokers , whose names were
given , at the time when their existence was
denied by the chairman of the finance com
mittee and others. These charges were
made by K. J. Edwards , a well known news
paper man , who wrote over the nom de
plume of Holland. If there were any truth
In them the public ought to know It. II
false , the constituted a libel of the grossest
false , they constituted u libel of the grossest
calved from Its correspondent here end
had printed n story of an alleged attempt
to bribe senators , that had since been con
firmed by an Interview with one of the
Mr. Hunton of Virginia said as his name
had been connected with the charges he de-
aired to say ho hoped they would bo In
vestigated to the lowest depths. It was not
becoming In him to sav more than this at
this time. As a matter of fact , he had never
l > eon approached at all. He felt annoyed
that any , one should suppose ho could have
l > ccn bribed , and especially In the form
in which the attempt was made , through a
well beloved son. who stood as high above
nnythlng of the sort as ho ( Senator Hunton )
claimed to he.
Mr. Ccckrell of Missouri suggested that
the resolution bo amended so the inquiry re
lating to the Sugar trust should extend to
contributions to any political party for cam
paign purposes.
Mr , Lodge declared he would cheerfully ac
cept the amendment ,
Mr. Hanibrough of North Dakota said that
OB 0. W. Ruttz of Hanson county. North
Dakota , one of his constituents , was charged
with having made the attempt at bribery ho
desired to make n statement. Mr. BulU
called upon him last night for a conference
and had concluded that the best thing to
do would bo to court the fullest Investigation.
He had a letter from Btittz which he desired
to have read In the senate , and sent It to
the clerk's desk. The letter asks that the
senators from North Dakota demand , a
speedy Investigation of the allegations , which ,
eo far as the newspapers publishing them
are concerned , Mr. Uuttz stigmatizes as
falsehoods and slanders , utterly without
Mr , Cockrell suggested another amendment
to Include the words "Sugar trust , or any
persons connected therewith , " and also after
the words , "money paid for campaign pur
poses or to secure legislation. "
Mr. Ledge accepted this amendment also.
Mr. Allan thought the scope of the reso
lution should bo broadened so as to Include
the Investigation of the charges going the
rounds of the newspapers that senators had
been speculating In Sugar stock.
There vyns no response to Mr. Allen's
Mr. Chandler wanted to amncd the reso
lution bo us to Include money paid by the
Sugar trust not only for campaign but for
"other election purposes. " Ho had occasion
to believe , ho said , that money has brn
used by the Sugar trust to elect United
States collators. Mr. LoJga accepted this
amendment also.
Mr. Ilaulknor of West Virginia asked that a
clause be nddcd to the resolution so as to
glvo the Investigating committee jurisdic
tion to Investigate and report on any other
charges that might be preferred before the
committee against senators alleging corruptIng -
Ing Influences In connection with the tariff
Mr , Ledge Indicated a willingness to ac
cept this amendment.
Mr. Quay nbhcd that Mr. Faulkner's
cimendmcuit be modified so i\n to give the
committee Jurisdiction not only of charges
In connection with the tariff bill , but of
all legislation. This suggestion failed to
Bccuru approval.
As no response had been made to Mr ,
'Allen's Insinuation about senators speculating
in Sugar stock during the consideration of
the tariff bill , ho presented at this point n
formal amendment to Include these charges
in the Inquiry. It was accepted by Mr.
Lodge , and then , without division , just as
the morning hour expired , the resolution was
As amended the resolution Is as follows :
AVhcreas , It has been stated In the Sun , n
newspaper published In New York , thai
bribes huvo been offered to certain senator ;
to Induce them to vote against the pending
tariff bill , and
Whereas , U has also been staled In n
signed article In the Press , a newspapct
published In Philadelphia , tint the sugat
echcdulo has been mtulu up , as It now stan.Is
in the proposed amendment , In consideration
ol a largo bum of money paid for campaign
purposes of the democratic party ; therefore
Resolved , That a committee of live sen <
ntnrs be appointed la Investigate then
charges and to Inquire further whether an )
contributions have been made by the Sugar
trusl , or any person connected therewith , tr
any political party for campaign or election
purposes , or to sccuro or defeat legislation
nml whether any senator has been or It
speculating In what nro known as Sugai
stocks during the consideration of the tarlfl
bill now before the senate , and with powci
to send for persons and papers and to inV
minister oaths.
Ilesohcd , That said committee bo author
Izcd to Investigate and report upon nnj
charga or charge's which may be tiled lie-
foru it alleging the action of any scnatoi
had been corruptly or Improperly Influemcoe' '
In the consideration of t > ald bill , or that an )
attempt had been made to Influence Icglsltv
tlon.The bribery question being disposed of foi
the time being , the tariff bill was taken up
and Mr. Galllngcr for an hour and three/
quarters continued his review of prevloui
tariff legislation , Ho then yielded to Mr
Hlgglns , who spoke at length on the effcci
of protection prices.
On Mr. Jones' motion , 3 cents per potim
on ultra marina blue was substituted for 2 (
per cent , the rate fixed when the bill was
first reported to the senate ,
The Jones amendment to change the rate
ct i ! cents per pound on vermllllon red made
of lead , to 25 per cent , was agreed to ; alse
the amendments fixing the rate on parh
\vhlte , dry , at a quarter of a cent , ground Ir
oil at half at a cent , and on oxide of zlno ant
white * lne paint at 1 cent per pound ,
The Jones amendment to substitute 2 !
cents per pound for 10 per cent on hydto
chlorate and iodide of potash was agreed to
The Jones amendment Increasing the rate
on red and yellow prusslate from 20 to 2G
per cent was agreed to.
At G:30 : the vice president announced.the
appointment of the following committee In
accordance with the terms of the Ledge res *
olutlon :
Messrs. Gray , Lindsay , Lodge , Allen and
At C o'clock Mr. Harris , the floor man
ager of the tariff bill , moved the senate take
n recess until tomorrow morning , with the :
Intention of continuing the legislative day
and force the consideration of the tariff bill
to the exclusion of all other legislative busi
This meant the Inauguration of the policy
of duress that made famous the struggle
over the federal elections bill , the bill tc
repeal the Slierjnan law and all ether blp
legislative contests In the donate.
The republicans , under the leadership ol
Mr. Mandcrson , resisted , vainly Insisting
that they did not seek to delay action on the
tariff bill. They used the usual filibustering
methods , breaking n quorum by refusing tc
vote , although certain of their western col
leagues declined to join them In the filibus
At 7:30 : p. m. a motion to adjourn was
voted down by the democrats. Both sides
by this time had evidently concluded to
"sit It out. " They prepared for a siege ,
They smoked In the cloak rooms and chatted
on the floor. .Mr. Palmer regaled those
who gathered about him with his Inimita
ble stories.
Occasionally several senators would cluster
around Mr. Harris and llslen to his crisp ,
pointed and sometimes very caustic char
acterization of the situation. About 8 o'clock
Mr. Chandler disturbed the serenity of things
by Inquiring whether he- could proceed with
some remarks he desired to make on the
pending bill.
Mr. White of California replied sarcis-
tlcally that ho could If he would confine Ms
remarks to caslor oil.
Mr. Faulkner. In the chair , ruled that no
remarks were In order pending the absence
of a quorum.
At 8:20 : the sorgeant-at-arms submitted
his report , which showed that of the ab
sentees on the roll call , ten senators were
absent from the city , twenty-two could not
be found , one ( Mr. Morrlll ) had declined tc
attend , and nineteen were either present newer
or had reported they would Immediately respond
spend to the request.
This did not satisfy Mr. Harris. He waa
In favor of adopting more heroic measures.
Ho moved to compel the attendance of the
At 10:30 : o'clock , after sitting eleven and
a half hours , and after some very sharp and
plain talk on both sides , the republicans
succeeded In forcing an adjournment , al
though the battle was in reality a drawn
one. A compromise was practically agreed
upon before adjournment by which the ses
sions of the henato are to begin at 10 o'clock
after Monday. Senators on both sides ol
the chamber regard the work of this evenIng -
Ing ns the real beginning of the siege ol
night sessions and roll calls , n test of
physical endurance on ono side and of re
sistance on the other , which all have under
stood from the beginning would be resorted
to before the end of the tariff debate should
be reached. The republicans generally as
sert they will resist unusual hours or ex
traordinary proceedings , and the democrats
say It has become evident from , the long
speeches made today and on other days
recently and unless the hours are extended
the disposal of the bill will be indefinitely
Motion to Increaio the Appropriation for
Irrigation Kxpcmos Defeated.
WASHINGTON , May 17. Among the bills
favorably reported In the house today was
ono , by Mr. Chlckerlng of New York from
the committee on railways and canals to
Inquire into the feasibility of constructing a
ship canal from the Hudson river to the
great lakes.
After the call of committees the house
went Into committee of the whole to con
sider the agricultural appropriation bill.
Representative Herman of Oregon offered
an amendment raising the appropriation for
Irrigation Investigation from $8,000 to $23,000.
The discussion of the paragraph dealing
with the Investigation of Irrigation matters
led to a serious difference or opinion. The
members from Texas , California and the
arid regions of the west and southwest , where
the subject of Irrigation Is a nurnlng ques
tion , demanded ono and two hours to dis
cuss the paragraph and amendments , while
Mr. Hatch was willing to concede only twenty
minutes. Mr. Hatch's motion to close the
debate In the. twenty minutes was amended
by Mr. Cannon of Illinois so as to make It
one hour , when the house divided , Cl to 77 ,
and Mr. Cannon made the point of no quo
rum. Then followed a period of filibustering ,
led by Mr. Cannon. H resulted In fixing the
limit of debate at thirty minutes.
Mr. Herman's amendment was defeated.
An amendment was adopted authorizing
the secretary of agriculture to Investigate
the nutritive value of food products ; also
an amendment providing for the production
of ramie , a Chinese plant resembling silk ;
also an amendment providing that pert > ons
who should knowingly publish a false weather
forecast or warnings should bo fined In a
sum not to exceed $500 or Imprisonment not
exceeding ninety days , or both.
An amendment was also adopted author
izing the secretary of agriculture to Inquire
as to the feasibility of displaying woathoi
signals from postal cars. At G o'clock the
consideration of the bill was concluded and
the committee of the. whole having risen the
bill was favorably reported to the house ,
and the previous question being ordered , the
bill was passed In spite of Mr. Marsh's efforts
to recommit ,
At 5:04 : the house adjourned.
CONTEMPT fiMisTo in : nr.riNi > ii : > .
Statei ( Illlci'i-i * I'lncil by I'cderal .Midges to
Rrreho Their Money II irk.
WASHINGTON , May 17. An Interesting
Issue of the trouble between the state ol
South Carolina and the railroads managed
by the federal courts thiough receivers has
been passed upon by the house committee
on claims. It has been decided to favorably
report the bill Introduced by Representative
Latlmor to refund to the state $1,500 , the
amount of fines Imposed on the sheriffs
of Nowbeirry ami Alkcn counties two years
ago for their action in levying upon the
property of the Richmond & Danvltlo and
South Carolina roads. These railroads were
In the hands of receivers appointed by the
federal courts. The State Hoard of null-
road commissioners raised the assessments
on railroad property and were supported by
the stuto courts. The mutter was brought
before the United States circuit court , ami
thence wa.s taken to the supreme court ,
whirh dismissed It for want of jurisdiction ,
the sum Involved being less than $5,000.
The United States circuit court ordered
the receivers to pay the old rate of tax , but
the three sheriffs , acting under direction
of the state olllcers , proceeded to enforce
the collection of taxes under the raised as
sessment , Judge Slmonton fined them bet ! :
$500 each for contempt of court , but the
fines were- paid by the state. In later cases
Urn Judge reversed his decision , and the bill
to have the federal government reimburse
the stuto for the action of the federal judge
was Introduced. Uepresontatlvo Litlmer
has a bill pending before the Judiciary com-
mtttco to define the powers of federal courts
In the matter at railroad receivership ;
which Is designed to amend the whole sys
tem of which this case h an issue.
'Wants the Coffee Trade.
WASHINGTON , May 17. An effort by the
DrttUh toward securing some of the ex
tensive coffee trade which our merchants
now enjoy with the West Indies la men
tioned by United States Consul Gautlcr ,
at Capo Haytlcn , Ilaytl. British ships have
already begun running regularly from Hall-
fax to the West Indies. Thllr runs will
bo confined to the coffee seasons , and In
the ) mind at the consul the only eniesttgii t6
whether the British will bo willing lo ac
cord such extensive credits to the Hay-
tlens ai do our own merchant * .
Track On a Long Hill Near Ogden Vorj
Carefully Oiled ,
Union 1'aclllc Olllclaln Too Smooth tor the
WeHti-rn Comiuoinvealrrn More Armlefi
In Jail Kelly' * Triumphal 1'roc-
rcRH Through loirii.
At Devil Gate Hill , Utah , thirteen miles
cast of Ogdcn , the California contingent ol
the Coxey army yesterday greased the
rails on the Union Pacific for u distance of
200 yards , hoping thereby to check the speed
of the orange special which they were com
pelled to abandon nt Ogden. The railroad
authorities , however , fearful of some such
action on the part of the Commonwcalcrs ,
attached the helper to the train at Qgden
Instead of LJIntah , the usual meeting point
at the foot of the hill. The train pulled up
the hill ut a lively pace and succeeded In
passing over the greabed rails before the
speed was perceptibly slackened. ' Had the
rails , however , been greased fifty ynrde
further the Industrials would have been
able to board the cars nnd It would have
taken considerable of u force to dislodge
them , there being nearly 100 men In the
These nre the sumo men who took charge
of the expedited orange train Wednesday at
Ogden , but the railroad people refused to
allow the train to go out , and the men ,
recognizing that the employes of the com
pany were closely guarding the property ,
marched out to Unltah , where they
camped. The orange train was started out
from Ogden yesterday morning , but oven with
greased rails managed to elude Its would-be
captors , who will undoubtedly attempt to
board another freight train should any
be sent out of Ogden.
Ke-lncj'n Army Kxpei-lenrlnj ; n 1'urloil of
Ael\vrslty In lima ,
RED OAK , Iu. , May 17. < Speclal Tele
gram to The Bee. ) Ti e Omaha contingent
of the Industrial army , under command of
General Kelsey , arrived on the outskirts of
Red Oak at 5 o'clock this evening. The army
left Hastings at 11:30 : n. m. and marched
here , fifteen miles , without a stop and with
no dinner. Sheriff Logan met the army at
the line of Montgomery county with the
news that the mayor of Red Oak had Issued
a proclamation forbidding the army to enter
the city limits , and also warning all persons
.from visiting the army or associating with
them under penalty of being placed In quar
antine In the pest house.
This action was the result of a spec'al
session of the council last night to deter
mine what should be done. The army had
passed through Pacific Junction and was ex
posed to smallpox , several cases being re
ported from that point. The army Is now-
encamped two miles north of the city on
the river. In honor of E. E. Clark the camp
Is named Camp Clark. Mr. Clark kindly
gave General Keltoy permission to use the
grounds. The men presented a sorry specta
cle when they went Into camp. It was a
difficult matter to distinguish the whites
from blacks.
General Kelsey Is not In the best of humor
tonight. The rations are at a low point nnd
the present outlook Is that the army will
go without breakfast In the morning. The
citizens of Red Oak seem determined that
no provisions shall be sent to the Indus
trials. What course General Kelsey will
pursue in the morning Is not known. He
says he will not leave until provisions are
provided. Hudson , the leader of the Den
ver army , who joined Kelsey at Omaha , was
drummed out of camp this morning at
Hastings. Ho had been trying since leaving
Omaha to get n following strong enough to
steal a train. Thu men seem to be deter
mined , however , to stay by their leader and
cause no trouble.
CRESTON , la. , May 17. ( Special Tele
gram to The Bee. ) The approach of Kelsoy's
army Is causing tome uneasiness In this
city , owing to the fact that the army pissed
through the smallpox district In Mills county.
The army will not be permitted to enter
Crouton , but will be given a day's rations
and ordered to pass around the city. The
Kelseyltes expect to reach this city Satur
day , and the populists have called a mass
meeting and expect to have Kelsey address
HOUHCS nf TapaneHo anil Clilncuo Dextroycd
anil Their OcrnpantH Tcrrorl/od.
VACAVILLE , Gal. , May 17. Portions of
the disbanded California Industrial army ,
which hnvo for some days been located at
various places In and near this county , last
night Inaugurated a raid on the Chinese
and Japanese laborers on fruit farms and
ranches of Vaca nnd Pleasant valleys. About
1 o'clock the Japanese' ' and Chinese houses
on the Porter and Wilson ranches , near
Winters , were raided and destroyed. The
mob numbered 125. They continued down
Pleasant valley , sacking liousea and greatly
terrorizing their occupants. They awakcnod
William Thlbscl , a rancher , and forced him
to lead them to his Japanese house , which
they robbed and demolished , Then they
marched south Into Vaca valley , driving the
frightened Japanese and Chinese before
them , firing guns and making other noisy
demonstrations. At 4 o'clock this morning
the mob was met by u number of ranchers
and citizens from Vacavllle , who were armed
with Winchesters , They took the whole
gang Into custody and drove them to Vaca
vllle , where eighty-seven whites are held
under arrest on a charge of riot. The town
Is full of armed men and thereIsgreat ex
citement. It Is said that fifty rioters are
still at large In Vaca valley.
Kin.LV IIAKIlOlta NO 11,1. WILL.
llu U Well Toil Now ami Saya 1IU Men
Won't Try to .Steal Hock Inland Train.
KEOSAUQUA , la. . May 17. The advance
bo ts of Kelly's fleet reached here today
and camped halfamllobolow town. The
people were very liberal here , giving COO
loaves of bread , 100 pounds of coffee and a
beef , The fleet continued Its journey to
Farmlngton this afternoon. People gath
ered In crowds to bee the nrinv. Kelly
says that the Rock Island road need have
no fears of any attempt of his men to seize
a train.
Kelly will perhaps go to Washington from
Kcokuk to take charge of the Commonweal
armies of the United States. The difficulty
at Eldon was settled by arbitration and
Colonel Spead , who was arrested , was re
leased , Eldon Is still In u turmoil of ex
citement , The citizens loudly denounce the
Rock Island deputies. The army expects to
reach Kcokuk Saturday ,
Smallpox lit the Army ,
TOLEDO , May 17. A case of smallpox
developed today among the Sullivan Com-
monwealcrs. A man named Dlertel left the
camp In East Toledo this morning and ap
plied to the free dispensary ot the Toledo
Medical college , complaining that ho was
sick. Ho had n high fever , and the diag
nosis la smallpox. Ho left the dispensary
before aid could be summoned and went to
begging rations of grocery stores along the
street. The authorities were notified and
the mayor gave the army an hour to leave
the city , the police force being sent to the
camp to enforce It. If they fall the mllltla
will bo called upon to drive them out. Dler-
tel was gent ( o the pest house.
Still Wultlnsr at tlrotfi ItUer.
QREEN RIVER , Wyo. , May X7.-Speclal (
Telegram to The iW ) There have been
no new development ! ) In reference to the
Industrial army now under guard of United
States troops slnco thet arrival of Marshal
Plnkham from Idaho ot midnight. Nothing
con bo done until United States Judge
Rlncr arrives from , Clheyenne tomorrow-
morning. Marsha ) Pinhham has n posse
nnd ono company to ( insist In taking the
Industrials to Boise City for trfcl.
Hundred * of Commomvealers Watching for
Chanri-H to Steal Tralni.
GREEN RIVER , Wyo. , May 17. ( Special
Telegram to The Bee. ) United States Mar
shal Plnkham of lelaho , who Is here aftr the
Industrials under guard , Is In receipt of re
ports from his deputies In the northern part
of Idaho wlch indicate a fearful condition of
affairs. A. , message received this afternoon
from Deputy Marshal Sweeney of llouser
Junction states that there arc over 400 In
dustrials between that place nnd Hope. Ho
Is afraid that It will be Impossible to keep
them from taking possession of trains. Two
hundred of them ore at Sand Point and
about llfty others are being transported
across Lake Pen do Orellle. Over 300 more
Industrials from SpoUano , Wash. , broke
camp yesterday" , and at 3 p. in. today were at
the Idaho line ready to capture the first
train that came .along. Deputy Sweeney
expected them to get Into Ilouscr Junction
before midnight.
Marshal Plnkhnm" tonight wired the attor
ney general at Washington requesting that
ono company of Infantry be1 ordered nt once
from Spokane lo assist Sweeney In pro
tecting Northern Pacific pioperty. Judge
Beatty , who Is nt Moscow , was naked to
join In the request. Besides those on the
Northern Pacific , there -are numerous squads
of Industrials ut various points on the Union
Pacific railroad. The largest number Is
moving eastward between Welser and
Nampa. These were traveling by wag
ons today , but It Is feared they will make
nn effort to capture n train soon. Marshal
Plnkham has over 100 deputies In Idaho , but
he Is very much afraid they will be unable
to prevent lawlessness against \tlie property
of the railroads In that state.
SALT LAKE , May 17. A special from
Boise , Idaho , to the Tribune says : About
COO Coxcyltes have reached a point near the
Cour d'Aleno mines and threaten
to assist the union miners In
running out the nonunion men.
Governor McConnell Is powerless to render
any assistance as the last legislature refused
to make any appropriation for the mllltla.
WAMii : ) A LAlttii : JAIL.
General Sanders nnd Ills Army Held for
Trial Heavy Hall Wantrd.
LEAVENWORTH , Kan. . Mnyi 17. United
States Commissioner Waggoner has rendered
an opinion holding General Sanders and his
army to the United States court for trial.
Sanders' ball was fixed''at $500 and each of
the SCO men at $400. Marshal Ncely was
ordered to take them to jail In case ball Is
not given. The members of tlio army are
greatly exercised over the decision of Com
missioner Waggener and they may make
mischief. General Sanders has gone to
Topekn to institute habeas corpus proceed
ings before Judge Foster for the release of
the Industrials nnd 'these ' will be followed
by suits against the Missouri Pacific for
false Imprisonment.
WASHINGTON. May 17. Counsel for
Coxey , Browne and Jones , the leaders of the
Commonweal army , have made application
to Justice Bradley for u writ of certlornrl
to take the case out of the police court and
certify It to the t\inrcmo \ court of the dis
trict for review. The case went over until
Friday. Meanwhile un undersundlng has
been arrived at by which * the sentence of
the defendants In th ( * 'police court , which
was to have taken place today , will be post
poned pending Judge Bradley's decision.
DESEY , Pa. , May 17. The Commonweal
under Galvln arrived hero today with 121
men In line. A little food has been given
them , but as a rule the people have no use
for them. The army left today for Blalrs-
rjtOGiinss oi' Tin :
l'"e\v Miners Who ] Ia\o Ilrcn Working Now
e.'onilnt ; Out.
PITTSBURG , May 17. A coal famine Is
now an established reality. The problem of
how to get It has already passed Into the
serious stage. Many of the railroad dealers
have suspe'ndeel business entirely and nre
simply waiting. . Nearly every business hoiibo
Is running shrt of fuel for their boilers.
PITTSBURG , Kan. , May 17. Six hundred
and fifty striking M'souri miners arrived
.at Mlnden today nnd began the work of tryIng -
Ing to induce tlio miners there to strike.
They will visit all the shafts In the dis
trict nnd keep It up until a general walk
out shall be accomplished If possible. The
Indications arc that the Missouri contingent
will have a decisive effect upon the men
In this district.
The arbitration committee appointed by
the convention Saturday held n meeting this
afternoon and decided that If the operators
de > not meet with them to arbitrate before
Saturday next a general strike will be or
dered and all In sympathy are expected to
lay down their tools. |
LITTLE ROCK. Ark. , May 17. Five hun
dred miners employed In mines 15 and 1C
at the Kenny mines % \ent out on a strike
today. The men have no grievance , but
struck In sympathy with the general strike
now existing throughout the country.
re > itc INC ; OUT IOWA MI.VIHS. :
ArmlcHof StrlkorxOeit on tlm War 1'ath anil
DBS M01NES , In. , May 17. ( Special Tele
gram to The Bee. ) Four hundred miners
under the leadership of President Slack
marched live miles to , the DCS Molnes Coal
company's mines today and Induced the men
working there to join the strlko. The best of
order was maintained and the authorities
were not called on for protection. About nil
the miners In the cqtinty nro now idle.
Another army started on thn warpath from
Ilcaeon , They were enrouto to Evans
station , where the Rock Island gets mobt of
Its coal for this division , They were joined
at Crossing by fifty men from Oskaloosa and
announced their Intention to stop all work
in the Evans mines. The Hock Island
official ) ) applied to the sheriff for protection
for the miners and nt > kcd him to keep the
right of way clear , Trouble Is feared as
the men are determined.
Now I'liaso of the Commonweal Craru Out
In California.
VACAVILLE , Cal. , May 17. Ono hundred
and fifty Industrials 'today ' raided various
ranchevs and fruit farms' In Vacu valley for
the purpose of driving-out the Chinese and
Japanese. They tooK a number of prisoners
and drove them ahe'ud , maltreating them In
various ways. The whole crowd of Indus
trials were finally arrested and. Including
the Chinese and Japanese , are in custody
I'omalo Army Organizing.
DENVER , May 17. Another Industrial
army Is to be organized in Denver , with
which will bo consolidated the California
Commonwcalers. General ) Hegwer of the
homo reserve says IfOO men have already
signed an agreement to move to Washington.
Barracks have been secured for them. An
effort will be made also to organize 1,000
women to go to Washington.
Cen nil I'rye Hut lilt ; Command.
CINCINNATI , May 17. General Fryo ,
whose Industrial command is encamped in
Lawrenccbiirs , Ind. , wan In the city today.
Ho said he had 1,000 organizers at work
and that the Industrial army of the United
States now numbers 100.000. He easerteel
that within sixty days ho would have 200-
000 men in Washington ,
Injured by a Mlno Cuvcln.
IRONWOOD , Mich , May 17. The- report
of a cavcln at thu Aurora mlno was grossly
misrepresented. Three men were slightly
Injured by a fall of ground , but no ono \va
Pro pects of Disestablishment Causing AIucli
Apprehension ,
Manifesto Imned to Anllritnn In the
J'rlnclp.illty Warning Them of the
DUrMahlUliinvnt Hill Special
Collect orfi-reil to the Clergy.
LONDON , May 17. A manifesto signed by
the English archbishops and by thirty-one
bishops 1m been addressed to the members
of the Church of England In Wales. The
manifesto declares that the bill for the dis
establishment of the church In Wales , If II
should become a law , would weaken the
unity of the church and alienate the ancient
gifts by which the service of God and the
pastoral career of the people were main
tained for centuries , that It would
the poor of their legal rights to seats In the
churchc. , and of the ministration of the
clergy to their sick and dying , and would
reduce the Church of Wales to penury ,
thereby Impeding the worship of God.
The manifesto appeals to the poor and the
rich to consider the matter fully , and urces
laymen and the clergy to explain the matter
to the people , though the clergy , It is added ,
must refrain from reference to the bill In the
pulpit , thus keeping the house of God free
from contention.
The clergy , however , are Instructed to In
sert In their services a special collect for the
preservation of the church. Christian olec-
torn ore asked to consider how their votes
can preserve them from on alienation of the
rghtH enjoyed for ages for God's service and
for the people's welfare.
The bill for the disestablishment of the
church In Wales ( and Manmouth ) was Intro
duced In the House of Commons by Homo
Secretary Asqulth on April 2C. The measure
provides that the disestablishment shall go
Into force on January 1 , 1S9C. After that
date all ecclesiastical corporations are to be
dissolved and all rights of patronage are to
cease. No new Welsh bishops vire to sit In
the House of Lords , the ecclesiastical court
of Wales will no longer have coercive Juris
diction and the convocation will not have
legal power. The Income of the Welsh
church , $1,395,000 yearly , will be secured for
the benefit of Wales. Mr. Asqulth explained
that the funds released under the bill would
be devoted to the erection of hospitals and
public halls , to provide dwellings for la
borers , to make allotments for technical edu
cation , libraries , museums and other secular
Kunoi'KAN MINING coN uni : < 3S.
Itcftoliitlons Demanding nn Kiglit-IIour
Working Day Adopted.
BERLIN , Alay 17. During the session
today of the Miners International conference
Delegate Cowey , u Yorkshire miner , Intro
duced a resolution advocating a general ,
legal eight hours labor per day for all coun
tries represented at the congress. Mr.
Cowey declared a successful Issue of the
matter In question would soon be secured
by the pressure of public opinion and that
capitalists would soon adapt themselves to
the now conditions. Delegate .Young , on
behalf of the Durham miners , moved an
amendment' that legislatures , bo not em
powered to fix the hours for adults to labor ,
as It would be an encroachment upon the
liberty of the working classes.
The German , Belgian and French dele
gates supported Mr. Cowey's motion and
It was adopted by u vote of 7C to 10. The
majority on this vote represented 1,030,000
A motion extending the eight hour sys
tem to surface men was also adopted.
A resolution to prohibit female labor In
the Interior of the- mines and on the surface
was unanimously adopted. The resolution
applies to all countries.
Movement In tlio Disturbed Central Ameri
can States Looking Toward Annexation.
SAN SALVADOR , May 17. A largo party
Is organizing here and In Guatemala and
Honduras to agitate In favor of annexation
to Mexico. Another party In Honduras and
Nicaragua prefers a British protectorate.
Many families arc emigrating. A high
military officer says President Ezeta Is de
ceiving the outbldo world ; that ho has not
won any such brilliant victories as ho re
ports and that the losses of the government
troops are larger than announced In the
bulletins. President Ezeta , distrusting Gen
eral Joaquln Lopez , who fought bravely for
him , has sent him couth. Bad feeling Is
spreading among the army olllcers and gov
ernment people. If there is fair play In
the approaching elections the ISzetu family
will be driven from power.
inWAisi : or Tin : AMIUICANS.
Yarht lluildi-rs Warned tluit They
May Out l.rft Ilolilnd.
LONDON , May 17. The Telegraph expresses -
presses regret that there Is no up-to-date
English racing schooner to try conclusions
with the American schooner Lasca , owned
by Mr. John E. Brooks , which iccently ar
rived In English waters. The viblt of the
sloop Vigilant , the Telegraph says , will
probably reuse moro interest In yachting
circles than that of any foreign craft In
many years. Success has attained the work
of so many American yachts In the Solent
and Clydo and It Is Imperative that our de
signers shall bo very circumspect If they do
not wish to sea many boats labelled "Made
In America" balled triumphantly by English
I'8 CoiiHtiltuil thn I'otrort Itc-
gurdlui ; th Ituptiirn with Itrurll.
LONDON , May 17. The Times' correspond
ent at Lisbon says : The principal European
powers have been consulted by the Portu
guese government with reference to the rup
ture with Brazil and the mediation of Egypt
has been solicited. The news of Brazil's ac
tion In breaking , off diplomatic relations was
a surprise here.
Six Now CnrillimlH ,
ROME , May 17. At the secret consistory
tomorrow the following prelates will be cre
ated cardinals :
Mons. Sanchay Pervas , archbishop of Va-
lentla , Spain ; Mgr , Ferrari , the new arch
bishop of Milan ; Mgr. Loam pa , the new
archbishop of Bologna ; Mgr. Mauri , arch
bishop of Fcrrara ; Mgr. Scgna , assessor of
the holy office and a. cousin of the pope ;
Father Stelnhubcr , the celebrated German
member of the Society of Jesus.
Kngliii'erH Urrllno u Junket.
ST , PAUL , May 17. The engineers spent
several hours today In a discussion of sys
tem federation , the opponents maintaining
that federation would bo detrimental to the
brotherhood by causing It to lose Its Identity.
An invitation from the Northern Pacific ,
for a ten days' trip through Yellowstone
park or three days through the wheat coun
try was declined with thanks , the flrst time
on record for such a declination.
Moivmcntii nf Seagoing Vesnel > i .May 17.
At San Francisco Cleared City of Illo
de Janeiro , for Yokohama and Hong Kong.
At Monterey Sailed. 10th H. 11. M. S.
Hoynl Arthur , for Victoria.
At Nuw York Arrived Lahn , from HTC-
men.At .Southampton - Arrived Normnnnla ,
from New York.
At the Lizard Passed-Normannla , from
New York ,
IterliiR Sra Patrol 1'lvct Sails.
"OUT TOW.NSKND , Wash , , J ay 17. TUs
American patrol fleet , conxl'lni ; of thn flag
ship Mohican and the Yorktown , Adams
Albatross , Alert and Thomas Corwln , sallce
for Bering sea today. The Mohican nnd Al
bntross will follow the cast line and tin
other vessels will keep out at sea. Tin
licet will rendezvous nt Unalnska ,
co.wi'/.ii'.ir/o.v.s or tut si.ii.tis.
Delay In PtihllnhliiK tlm Arliltratlon Agree
mi-lit May C IIIIMI Tronhlo.
WASHINGTON , Jlay 17. Captain Clarke
of the .Mohican , the senior olllccr of the
Bering sen fleet which nailed from Porl
Townsend today , has had certain illscre
tlonnry powers -conferred upon him to den
with such scaling vessels as he may mce
In the closed zone , but If ho finds any vcs
sels with skins aboard , evidently taker
slnco due notice was given of the provl
shins of the arbitration agreement , sucl
vessels will bo seized. The exact status
of the British sealer Triumph , which re.
cently returned to Victoria after n "warn
Ing" from the British cruiser Hyacinth
Is not clearly known hero and It may be
the subject of another dispute between tin
United States and Great Britain. The Ilya
clnth wns sent north nt the urgent rc <
quest of the British Columbians to give
notice to the sealers of the passing ot the
restrictive act. Some of the olllclals were
told If she encountered the Triumph wltl :
freshly taken sealskins nbonrd It wns the
duty of the commander under the net tc
seize the vessel nnd bring her to port. Then
It would remain for the courts to decide
whether the masters of the Triumph before
taking skins knew of the results of the nr-
bltrntlon. It wns this point that caused
dnlay In the passage of the British art. be
cause of Secrentnry Gresham'B Insistence
upon this point , and when the British gov
ernment finally yielded It was suppeised
there could be no doubt as to the liability
to seizure of vessels that sought knowingly
to take advantage ! of the delay In passing
the British act. It may be the Triumph
really was formally seized by the Hyacinth ,
Inasmuch as she wns ordered to report
to Collector Milne nt Victoria , but the fnct
that she wns allowed to dispose of her sent-
skins does not bear out thnt supposition ,
nnd It Is expected that moro will bo heard
of the matter.
Porthole * In thu Crulsnr Columbia Placed
In the Wr.uiif PoKltlon.
WASHINGTON , May 17. There has been
much Interest In the Navy department in
finding out who made the mistake on the
Columbia In placing the porthole plates of
the four-pound guns. It was found that
these guns could not bo elevated , thu tube
being jammed ngulnst the top of tlio port
holes. Comparison of the plans , or tem
plates , us the patterns of the plates nre
called , show that no error has been made
In measurement. The explanation accepted
as most plausible until a more extensive
and practical examination can be made Is
that the odlccrs who placed the plates In
position reversed them so that the bottom
came where the top should be. This was
a natural mistake to make In each ot the
four plates , If the error was made In pluc-
Ing the first ono In position , nnd there
might bo no way of discovering the error
until the muz/.lo of tlm gun was shoved
through the porthole. From the reports
received the experts in the Navy department
believe that the mistake can be easily cor
rected by turning the plates around. This
change , of course , can bo inexpensively
Senator * irrjti-il to lEeiimln In Their Seats to
AgHlKt In Maintaining u Quorum.
WASHINGTON , May 17. A typowtltten
paper , signed by Senators Cockrell nnd Har
ris , as a subcommittee of the democratic
steering committee , was circulate 1 on the
democratic side of the chamber today wglng
democratic senators to remain In their scats
until the democratic leaders shall dee-ldc the
time for adjournment had arrived. The
paper calls attention to the fact t'.iat on
several occasions It has been necessary lo
break pairs to maintain a quorum after B
o'clock In the afternoon , and states the im
portance of keeping a quorum of democrats
present as long as the bonato rcmaliu in
The paper was favorably received gener
ally among democratic scnntois. and all to
whom It was presented signified thpir v.III-
Ingncbg to occupy their seats as long ns
the leaders should think their presence nec
essary. The paper Is supposed to presage
an early effort to extend the hours of the
dally session Indefinitely Into the evening.
nuruiiMiNu TIII : INIIIAX siuvici : : .
I'orllou of tlio Agents to Itn I'lai'cil I'n-.lcr
Civil Scrv.i'o ItulvH.
WASHINGTON , May 17. One of the provisions -
visions of the Indian appropriation bill IK
said to have the effect of placing Indian
agents under civil service regulations. The
bill contains the provision "that the com
missioner of Indian affairs , with thu ap
proval of the secretary of the Interior , may
devolve the duties of an Indian agency upon
the superintendent of the Indian training
school located upon such agency , " Super
intendents are already under civil service
regulations , so that the effect of the pro
vision , If carried Into effect , Is to extend
the civil service over Mich agencies as have
a superintendent serving ns agent. Efforte
have long been made by those Interested In
reforming the Indian service to have tin ;
agencies placed under the civil bervlce , but
thus far the effort has been In vain. Tin :
present provision In the bill Is said to bo a
step forward to a realization of this reform.
Mrxlrnn Cottim Ntatlillrx ,
WASHINGTON , May 17. Recent advices
to the bureau of American republics show
that there nre in the entire republic of
Mexico about 825,000 liactares (2'i ( acres
each ) dedicated to cotton growing , pro
ducing 30,000,000 kilograms (00,138.000 (
pounds ) , In value about $18,000,000. The
quantity of cotton rulbed Is far ft am being
sufllclont to supply the demands of the coun
try. For this reason there are Imported
annually from the United States about
! ,600,000 kilograms (9,1120,700 ( pounds ) , worth
about $3,000,000. , The cotton /ono of today
Includes all the gulf and Pacific states , with
the exception of Yucatan , but the icglon best
adapted for growing cotton IB La Gua > ru ,
situated northwest of the state of Durangei
and south of that of Coahuila.
All ( Jiili't ulth tlm Army.
WASHINGTON. May 17. Advices received
at army headquarters today Indicate that
everything Is quiet In the departments ol
Generals Otis and Brooks , The former re
ports that troops huvo been disposed ut con
venient points along the Northern Pacific tc
quell promptly any further troubles.
Tlnslny N t \ > t Conllrnied.
WASHINGTON , May 17. By a mistake in
numbers , the confirmation nf Alfred 1C ,
Tlnsley to be postmaster of Sioux Falls , H.
I ) . , was announced. Continuation has not
yet occurred.
Dumocratlu 1'arty In Canada ,
CHATHAM , Out. , May 17. A now party
has been organized In this city under prom
ising auspices , U Is to bo called the feder
ation of democrat ! , cf Canada. Llttlu 1mu
been made public regarding thu organization ,
but tlio preliminary meeting wan largely at
tended and many present signed the mem
bership roll. The promoters declare the
movement will spread throughout Canada
under a system of active propagation and
will displace such organizations as the A. P.
A. , the Equal Klghts association nnd others ,
The democrats are In favor of a near approach
preach to tbo American syntern In Canada ,
particularly as to the popular elections ol
stuto olllcers. _
Hottoit In Slay for Tnnnty Yearn ,
CHICAGO , May 17 , The mercury was
higher yesterday than on any day In
May since 1S74. It registered 8S.3 Uegrtt-a ,
thu U74 record being 6'J decrees.
Frightful Work of the Wind in an Ohio
Villngo ,
Victims Literally Torn to Pieces nuil Scnt-
toretl Over the Fields.
Not Even the Foundation of Ono House
Was Loft Stamliiiff.
Iloely of Ono Woman round Scattered
Through Thrro Different I'leldn
Arm of Onei .Man Torn
from UN Itody ,
KUNKLE , 0. , May 17. A cyclone passed
one-fourth of a mlle west of hero at 4:30 :
o'clock this afternoon , killing live persons ,
fatally injuring two .others nml slightly
wounding several more. The dead ore :
DANIEL BARRETT , right leg broken , arm
torn off and Internally injured.
MRS. DANIEL BARRETT , leg torn from
her body and entrails torn out.
MARTHA DASO , head crushed , died two
hours afterward.
GEORGE OXINGER , body beaten Into a
shapeless mass.
The Injured are : Charles Cole , fatally
hurt Internally ; Mrs. Charles Cole , head
crushed , will die ; Jennie Creek , head cruthcel ,
will recover.
The scene of the cyclone Is a hard one to
dcsctibc. Houses , fences , trees and ob
structions of nil kinds In the path of the
storm have been carried away and nothing
left to mark the spot where they stood ex
cept hugo holes In the ground , The country
devastated Is about one-fourth of a mlle
wldo and six miles In length , the great
funnel-shaped cloud traveling In nn Irregular ,
southeasterly course , the greatest damage )
being done , about a mile from where It rosei
and pasted on cast. The building In which were
Daniel Banett , his wlfo and their two
grand daughters , Myrta and Martha Dato.
Is bo completely demolished that not even a
portion of thu foundation Is left. The first
remtmnlb of the house are at least 100
yards from whqrc. It stood. Here began a
few Rcatterlng boards and further on can
bo seen larger portions of the building , and
about forty rods front where It stood Is thereof
roof , almost Intact , together with portions
of the framework. Mrs. Barrett , who was
the worst mangled , was carried over n
quarter of n mlle and dropped In a ceme
tery , her dlmneinber&d limbs being found
nboiit 100 yurds further on. There' was very
little left of the woman's body that re
sembled the form of a human being. Ho
breast and abdomen were rent In twoami
her entrails , lungs nnd other Internal or
gans scattered through three forty-Hvu-aqre
Holds. The search for her remains con
tinued fully an hour before flesh half her
weight was found.
Daniel Barrett was carried about forty
rods from where the cyclone struck him.
Ills hand was torn off at the wrist nnd Bcut-
teted to the winds , one leg was beaten into
u pulp and ho suffered Internal injuries. Ho
was still breathing when found , but died
soon afterwards without returning to con
Martha and Myrta Daso , who were In
another part of the house , wore left near
where the house seems to have cone to
pieces. Martha , the elder , aged 14 , was ap
parently Injured only about the head , which
was ciuHhcd In on the loft Hide , showing a
great hole , from which the brain oozed ,
mingled with blood. The younger , aged 10 ,
lay almost In the arms of her sister , nnd the
bones In all parts of her body were broken
and ground Into the flesh.
Nothing could bo done to relieve the little
one's suffering , and who died at 10 o'clock :
In tlic evening.
George Oxlnger was In the field plowing.
Ho saw the storm coming and ran to thu
barn. Ho succeeded In getting hlu horse-H
Inside. Ho started for the house and wa
ten rods distant from the barn and exactly
In line with the storm. Witnesses say tlm
man was lifted from the ground and hurled
Into the air nt least 100 fe-et. OxInger'H
lifeless body was found about 100 rods from
where It was lifted Into the air. Ills bones
protruded from the Ilesh and his body In
dicates that ho came ? In contact with many
of the flying trees and beams.
James Whittle , a farm hand in the employ
of Barrett , had n most miraculous escape.
Ho was In the field with u. team. In company
with Oxlnger , and sturtd for the barn. Tote
to the fact that his team became unman
ageable and broke away from him he prob
ably owes his life ,
.No Information Olitalnalilu nn tti thu l''ata
of tliei OrunpaiitH ,
RED WING , Minn. , May 17. Details are
Just received of Tuesday' * Htorm across the
river In Pierce county , Wisconsin. The
Rush river rose high above Its bunks , car
rying out every bridge from Its head waters
to the Mississippi. At Mnrtcllo , Ml I'asn
and other places llourln : ; and saw mllU wera
bwept along by the Hood , entailing heavy
losses. Three farm houses with their oc
cupants are Bald to have been washed away ,
but the teport cannot bo substantiated , Ono
dwelling was Keen going down the river pant
Murtello. The Rush river valley Is a ? cene >
of complete devastation , and buildings not
washed away by the stream me. In many
Instances ruined nml covered up with mud.
Merchandise ) stockH In several stores me a
total loss. The loss will reach $100,000 or
more ) . Among the property doitroycd are
the wringer mills at Mnrtellc , owned by
Huipcr Nelson. Thu flood was chlelly caused
by numerous mill dums breaking.
CLEVELAND , O. , May 17. The worst
hull Htorm that ban vlulted this city In yearn
rugeil hero nearly an hour this afternoon.
The Ktorm WUH accompanied by heavy rain
nml thunder ami lightning. Many of the
hailstones were an largo as hens' rggs and
were driven before u brisk south wind ,
Thousands of windows were broken , su-en
houses were wrecked and several ruiuwayti
rosulled from horseB trying to escape tlm
bombardment of lea. The dunmgo will
amount to several thousands of dollars.
u Dlntmico ot iighty-Slx : Thousand
by T tiityTiio Tlioiuitnd Milt * * ,
GALESBURG , III. , May 17. Prof. Larklti
of Knox college observatory , after watching
all day the solar cyclone , says Its dlmonslon *
exceed those of any storm ho has scon on
the sun during his career as an astronomer ,
It Is now at Its full height. Its length U
80,000 miles and the width varies from
22,000 to 43,000 miles. The peculiar featurca
are jots and bridges , The ) whole musi , has
a twisting , rotary motion. There are two
storm centers and at a distance are spots ,
The professor attributes the unusual htal
now being experienced to this color