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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE.
ESTABLISHED JUNE ] 9 , 1871. OMAHA , SATURDAY MO11NING , JUNE ' 2 * , 1894-TWELVE PAGES. SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS.
SENATORS WERE EOT
Temperature of the Chamber Had nn Irritat
ing Effect on Their Tempers.
ALLEN AND WALSH START THE BALL
Walth Drops Oat and Hill Takes a Hand in
the Pray ,
HILL REQUESTS AN ADJOURNMENT
Harris' Refusal Wakes the New Yorker Up
in Earnest ,
COMPLIMENTING EACH OTHERS MANNERS
Fntton nnd Jnr\I Mnlco Their Maiden Kt *
forts In tlio Senate. Harris Will Ask
tlio eenuto to Complete the Hill
Iteforo Adjournment Today.
WASHINGTON , June .22. Quite a number
ot bills were passed before the consideration
of the tariff bill was resumed by the senate
The house bill to Incorporate the supreme
lodge , Knights of Pythias , was reported
favorably by Senator Faulkner and was
The following bills were also passed : Sen.
ate bill for the relief of Charles College ,
Missouri ( being n payment for the use of
property during the war ) ; senate bill ap.
proprlatlng $10,000 for the Investigation and
tests of American timber by the forestry
division of the Agricultural department ;
Bcnate bill making the first Monday In Sep.
tembcr of each year ( Labor day ) a legal
holiday ; house bill granting to citizens ot
Sacellto , Col. , certain rights over Lime Point
Mr. Kyle then took the floor. He made a
general argument favoring the Income tax
dwelling -on the decline In farm values In
the west and the gradual concentration of
wealth In the bands of the few.
At the conclusion of Mr. Kyle's speech
Mr. Vest offered four additional amendments
to the Income tax sections. The most Im
portant was one to reduce the exemption
from $4,000 to $3,000 ; another exempted from
the operation of the tax building and loan
associations making loans only to their
shareholders ; another provides th t In reck
oning the profits of corporations for taxation
actual operating expenses , losses and Inter
est on fixed Indebtedness shall be excluded.
The other amendment was as follows :
In section CO strike out the following
amendment : " ( ProvUed that mutual life
Insurance companies shall not be required
to pay an Income tax upon the sums repaid
to their policy holders as dividends or Inter
est upon the surplus premiums held by such
companies. ) "
The following Is added to the exemption
Clause of the same section :
EXEMPTIONS TO THE TAX.
K Providing that charitable , beneficial and
other societies shall not be subject to the
operations of the tax , nor any Insurance
company or association which conducts Us
business solely upon the mutual plan and
only for the benefit of policy holders or
members and having no capital stock and
no stock or shareholders , and holding all
its property In trust and In reserve for Its
policy holders or membeia , nor to that part
of the business of any.Insurance company
having a capital stock nnd shareholders
which Is conducted on the mutual plan ,
separate from Its stock plan of insurance
and solely for the benefit of Its policy hold-
era of and members Insured In Haiti mutual
plan , and holding nil the property Itclons-
ing to nnd derived from said mutual part
of Its business In trust and reserved for
the benefit of Its policy holders and mem
bers Insured on said mutual plan.
Mr. Teller quoted from the utterances of
some ot the leaders of the republican party ,
past and present , who had advocated the
Income tax In the past. Oliver Porter had
characterized It as the most just and equita
ble of all taxes. Senator Sherman had also
culogzcd : It , as had Senator Morrlll.
"That was during the war , " Interrupted
Mr. Morrlll. "U was proposed as a war
" . President " Mr. Teller
"Oh , Mr. , replied ,
"I don't think an unjust and Inequitable
tax wa > proposed nor defended even as a
war tax. "
Mr. Sherman followed Mr. Teller In oppo
sition to the Income tax.
Mr. Patton , republican of Michigan , de
livered his maiden speech in the senate
today. It dealt generally with the subject of
the tariff. Ho spoke on the Income tax
features In particular. Ho argued that the
Income tax levied during the year had proved
a failure. The democratic party , he said , In
its long minority opposition without respon
sibility , had attracted to its side many de
structive theories. Now. that It had attained
power It was plagued with these , and had
been compelled to Incorporate many of them
In the bill. The discrimination against the
farmer and the wool grower In tha tariff bill ,
ho said , bore with special severity cs Michi
gan. The bill was covered with the stain
of a great scandal , by which the Sugar trust
gets $30,000,000 , and It represented a score of
bargains unequalled In American politics.
Ho depicted the tariff bill as a whole as
being sectional In the extreme and , referring
to Its approval by democratic senators who
yet gave It their support , said :
"I recall , and I refer the senators on the
other side to the example of one who was
as great as he was patriotic , and who be
lieved In the principle of protection and
commercial Independence. Compare for one
moment the utterances of these later day
statesmen with those of Grorgc Washington
In the constitutional convention at Phila
delphia when ho said : 'It wo offer to the
people what wo ourselves disapprove , how-
can wo afterwards defend our work ? Let
us ralso a standard to which the wise and
honest can repair ; the event Is In the hands
of Ood. " '
Mr. Allen repelled the Idea covertly ot'
openly advanced by the opponents of th
Income tax that the populists had no regard *
for property. He declared vehemently -that
congress was In th0 hands of the money
power. By the legislation forced by moneyed
Influence , fdhuliious and dishonest fortune *
had been built up In this country. For
weeks a railroad magnate had jiat In a com.
mlttee room at the other end of the capital
trying to shape Important legislation.
"If you want proof of that I will glvo It tb
you. " ho shouted dramatically.
"Name him , " said Mr. Walsh.
"I will name him to a committee ot the
enato If you want It.'i said Mr. Allen.
HILL AND ALLEN THIS TIME.
"Yon talk of relieving the burdens of ttu
people. " Interrupted Mr. Hill , "why did you
grata against free sugar ? "
I "If that question were asked In a court
room , " replied Mr , Allen , "It would be called
"Whether It Is pettifogging or not , th *
poor must buy augur. " said Mr. Hill.
"The poor cannot live entirely on sugar , "
Bald Mr. Allen , "why talk of U ? "
"Because It Is one of the necessaries ot
life. " said Mr. Hill.
Mr. Allen said he had voted for a duty on
ugar because Mr. Harrison left a bankrupt
treasury when he left the white house.
At the conclusion of Mr. Allen's remarks ,
Mr. Jarvls , Senator Vance's successor from
North Carolina , made hU maiden speech In
upport of the Income tax.
It was 6 o'clock when Mr. Jarvls finished ,
end Mr. Hill , though desiring to reply to
come ot the remarks today , asked Mr.
Harris , In charge ot the bill , to yield to an
adjournment , aa the senate bad been sitting
eight hours at a temperature In the chamber
Mr. Ilirrls said he regretted that he
could not comply with the request. The
wuntrr bad some rights t well
u taa nmjtori. The country was
entitled to know at the earliest possible
moment what the fate of this bill was to
be. Let pcnators proceed now. Let them
exhibit their learning and their rhetoric , he
said , bitterly. "I will not move to adjourn
on long as I can hold a quorum or as long
as thcro Is any means of obtaining a
quorum. Let us stay here , " ho said , with
a uavo of hand and a shake of his head ,
. "not always , not all night , but for a reason
able time. "
Mr. Hill called attention to the fact that
this won the ilrat time this privilege had
been refused. The senator from Tennessee
had kept a patient temper until he ( Hill )
submitted the request. It had been exer
cised against him because he saw fit to an
tagonize thin pet scheme that was so odious
to him and the state he represented.
Mr. Harris Interrupted to say that If pro
gress had been made today ho would have
yielded to an adjournment.
"The senator says the time has been
wasted , " said Mr. Hill.
"It has , " said Mr. Harris , gruffly , from his
PROGRESS , OF THE MEASURE.
"Who Is the Judge. " said Mr. Hill , "I say
It has not been wasted. Yesterday $4,000
was fixed aa the exemption of this bill. 1
argued yesterday that every $1,000 exempted
made It more Indefensible. Yesterday the
democratic supporters of the Income tax
stood readto vole for $4,000. Today the
finance committee brought In an amendment
to reduce the exemption to $3,000. Wns that
time wasted ? Yesterday I argued for abso.
lute exemption of savings banks. Today an
amendment Is brought in for that exemption.
I think we ore making very satisfactory pro.
gress. I think It cruel , unjust and unworthv
of the senator from Tennessee that he should
seek lo crowd me tonight when I desire to
reply to arguments made today. "
"I accept the responsibility most cheer
fully , " said Mr. Harris , In a disgusted tone.
"I will make the senator accept other
responsibilities , " said Mr. Hill , his eyes
flashing. The New York senator was evi
dently thoroughly aroused.
"Proceed , " ejaculated Mr. Harris , without
rising from his seat.
"I will not be ordered by you , " and h %
turned upon th ; senator from Tennessee
fiercely. "I will have none of your plantation
manners exhibited toward me. "
"Neither do I care for an exhibition of
the manners of the slums of New York , re.
torted Mr. Harris , hotly , rising to his feet.
"They are better than those of the planta.
tlons of Tennessee , " said Mr. Hill.
Mr. Harris made no reply and Mr. Hill
proceeded to call attention to the fact that
he was In no was responsible for the lorifi
delay on this bill. If anybody was respon-
slble for the delay on this bill , he said , It
was the committee on rules and the demo-
cratlc majority which had refused to amend
the rules so they could control legislation.
Mr. Hill was proceeding to discuss the ques
tion of changing the rules at length , when
Mr. Harris , realizing that he could not force
the New York senator against his will ,
maneuvered so a vote was had upon an Im
portant verbal amendment , and this dis
closing the absence of a quorum , he moved
an adjournment. In doing so he gave notice
that tomorrow he should ask the senate to sit
until the tariff bill was finally completed In
the committee of the whole and reported tt.
At 7:10 : the senate adjourned.
I > CAPKD DKFCXT.
Anti-Option Hill Very Nearly 'Meets n DIs-
WASHINGTON , June 22. Immediately on
convening today the house went Into com
mittee of the whole on the anti-option-bill.
Mr. Aldrich offered the first amendment In
serting "flour" In the list of agricultural
products affected by the bill. .
The amendment of Mr. Aldrlch was adopted
on a division 93 to 33.
An amendment offered by Representative
C. W. Stone of Pennsylvania to 'the anti-
option bill , exempting thirty-day options
from the provisions of the bill , was adopted
by S7 to 74. This was an unexpected defeat.
Mr. Hatch and others , amid great confusion ,
raised the point of no quorum. Mr. Hatch
says the amendment , If adopted , will destroy
On a demand for tellers , the vote on the
Stone amendment was 92 to 92 , and It was
thereby lost by a tie.
An amendment was offered by Mr. Lacey
ot Iowa providing that In case a seller de
scribed In this act shall , In fact , bo the
owner of the property contracted to be sold
at the timeof the sale , failure to deliver at
the time fixed In the contract , when caused
by delay In transportation or the fault of the
carriers , shall be sulilclent excuse for the
nonpayment of the final stamp tax provided
for In this act. Adopted.
Mr. Hatch was then recognized and was
given an hour to close the debate on the
bill. The committee having risen , the first
yea and nay vote was on Mr. Cox's amend
ment as amended by Mr. lloatner's amend
ment , permitting future delivery sales In
the course of business , which was disagreed
to , 11 to 129.
Mr. Hartner of Montana offered a resolu
tion to recommit the bill witli iuHtructlons
to report It back with an amendment for
the free colnago of silver at the ratio of 1C
to 1 ; ruled out on a point of orJcr. The
bill then passed , 149 to S7.
Immediately after the passage of the hill
the general deficiency appropriation bill was
taken up. After a few minutes spent In ex
planation of the bill by Mr. Sayres , who Is
In charge of It In place of Breckinridge , the
committee rose , and at 5 o'clock a recess
was taken until S o'clock , the night session
to bo devoted to private pension bills.
OLD QUKbTlON UP AGAIN.
Amer ran Government' * Position on Question
of Itlcht of Asylum to le Settled.
WASHINGTON. June 22. There are In
dications that the Ezeta case will become
as celebrated In diplomatic history as the
Barrundl affair , and there Is reason to be
lieve that It will result In causing our gov
ernment to assume n definite position In the
matter of the right of asylum. Although
the sUtu quo Is maintained In La Llbertad
and the Salvadorean refugees v , 1th one ex
ception are on the United States Bennlng-
ton , there Is the best authority for the state
ment that the Salvadorean provisional gov
ernment has determined to press Its demands
for the surrender of General Ezeta , the vice
president of the lite government. It Is
likely that the other refugees will not be
Included In the demand. So far the nego
tiations between the two governments have
been conducted.with much difficulty through
our consul at La Libsrtad and Captain
Thomas of the Bennlngton , but the case has
assumed sued Importance that , according
to reliable advices , the Salvadorean Govern
ment has requested Dr , Guzman to assume
the position ot Salvadorean minister at
Washington , and to conduct the negotiations
with the State department relative to the
Ezeta case. Dr. Guzman Is at present the
minister resident of Nicaragua hero .and
the tender from the Salvadorean government
Is a recognition of the high diplomatic abil
ity he has hewn ID conducting successful/ )
the delicate and complicated negotiations
which have characterized the relations be
tween the United States and Nicaragua la
recent years. All cf the oM diplomatic rej > -
rescntatlves of Cenlrsl and South American
countries are deeply Interested In th outcome -
come of the EzcU case as having a future
application to their own countries , and there
fore they are gratified at the action of the
Salvadorean government In taking steps In
having their caee properly presented to the
United State * . Dr. Guzman , it Is under
stood , has replied to the offer that he will
accept the position , provided his own gov
ernment will give Its consent.
General Ileniiett ilituccrouily 111.
WASHINGTON. June 22-Gcneral Slcphtn
V. D. Benpett , formerly chief of the ordnanit
bureau ot the army , but now on the retired
list , has been dangerously 111 at hU residence
In this city from the effects ot a paralytic
stroke he suffered on Sunday. He Is re
ported to be somewhat better today , but
his advanced age mtkea his permanent
restoration to health very doubtful
FOUR YEARS TO TRACE HIM
Prominent German Official Tries His Hand
at Lttter Writing.
SCANDAL IN GERMAN COURT CIRCLES
Master of Ceremonies In the Knlicr'n Court
Count \on Kotre , Arrrnteil for n Vile.
O Heine Abominable Anony
BERLIN , Juno 22. The Cologne Gazette
has caused a sensation In court and other
Circles by announcing today that Count von
Kotze , one of the masters of ceremonies of
the Imperial court , was arrested on Sunday
last on a most extraordinary charge.
The arrest , of Count von Kotzo Is the
result of four years' of patient police In
vestigation. During all that period mem
bers of the highest aristocracy of Germany
have been In receipt of anonymous letters
and postal cards. These missives In most
cases were used by the anonymous writer
to make the most Indecent personal accusa
tions either against the persons to whom
they were addressed or against their Inti
mate friends of dearest relatives. Nothing
seemed too vile for the anonymous writer
to Intimate of the objects of his venomous
attacks , and the result was that very bitter
feelings were caused In many worthy
In some Instances , however , the persons
who received these scandalous communica
tions placed them In the hands of the police.
After long and patient work they dis
covered the source of these despicable com
On Sunday last Count von Kotze , return
ing from a visit to Schrolbershan , Prussia ,
was arrested In this city by General von
Hahnke , chief of the emperor's military
cabinet and aide-de-camp to his majesty ,
charged with being the author of these long
series of anonymous slanders.
Shortly after the arrest , upon the sugges
tion of General von Hahnke , who personally
examined the prisoner , physicians were sent-
for In order that von Kotze's mental con
dition might be determined.
The Local Anzelgcr says the prisoner pro
tests his Innocence , In spite of the over
whelming proof against him. It Is thought
possible the case will ocme before the law-
courts , owing to > the general belief that the
master of ceremonies Is insane.
Von Kotz was formerly a captain In a
Uhlan regiment. He retired from the army
In 1884 , but Is still a member of the army
reserves and was very popular In society.
The Klelne Journal says that since Von
Kotz' arrest four letters have been received
by different aristocrats , written In the same
tenor as those which Von Kotz Is charged
with writing. The signature Is also the same.
Under the circumstances It Is Impossible
that Von Kotz could have been the author
of these letters * .
U.\liiit-5 U.NDKU UUAKD.
Ilrei < l Made In Lisbon Under the Hayonet
A Strange Strike.
LONDON , June 22. The Times prints to
day a dispatch from Lisbon saying that the
encampment of the fi.OOO bakers of that city
who struck against a municipal regulation
requiring the master bakers to deposit 8,000
rels as a guaranty that they will sell bread
of a proper weight , was surrounded by a
strong force of military and police early
today and escorted Into Lisbon , where they
will be compelled to resume work under
military and police surveillance. As many
of the strikers are Spaniards who are be
lieved to bo the leaders of the strike they
will be Immediately expelled from Portugal.
During the two days which the bakers
have passed In the camp outside of Lisbon
soldiers have been employed to bake bread
enough to supply the demands of the
A later dispatch to the Times from Lisbon
says : Most of the strikers escaped after
they were brought 'here and crossed the
Tagus In lighters. Five hundred municipal
guards have been sent In pursuit of them.
Three hundred of the Spanish strikers have
been arrested and will be sent to Cadiz In
the morning In a military transport.
TAX AXH HltK.U ) ItlOTS IN SPAIN.
Three Peasants Killed In a Conflict with
the ( ieiuhirmes.
MADRID , June 22. The province of Pon-
tevedra Is In a greatly disturbed state owing
to opposition upon the part of the peasantry
to the collection of taxes. Serious rioting
has already occurred and more trouble Is an
During the conflicts which have taken
place between the gendarmes , who are pro
tecting the collectors , and the peasantry ,
three peasants have been killed and a large
number have been more or less severely In
jured. Many of the gendarmes have been
Injured , and the authorities are sending rein
forcements of police In all directions.
In the Bilbao district great distress pre
vails and bread riots are feared. To make
matters worse several mines and factories
have closed , thus throwing an additional
largo number of people out of employment.
UIUiKS A FHA.NCO-GKIt.MAN ALLIANCE.
Do Arnelt's Suggestion to Keep England
tinder Control In Africa.
PARIS , June 22. The Matin prints an In-
tcrvlew will ; Dr. Arnelt , the famous bimetallist -
list and member of the Prussian Diet , In
which he urges a Franco-German .alliance lt
Africa as the only way to keep England In
her place. England's possession of the Nllo
valley , he declares , IB much gloomier fo >
France than the fact that Germany has re
taken her former possession , the Relchs-
land. England's Imprudence In showing her
hand In the Delglan agrement In regard to
the Congo , he believes , has given an oppor
tunity fer the Franco-German alliance
which he suggests.
I'tOT TO KILL Till : CZ.Ul.
Nihilists Hait n Mine. I'rcpurcil on tlio Hall-
road Thu Journey Abandoned.
BERLIN , June 22. The Klein Journal
publishes a dispatch from St. Petersburg
today saying that the Russian police have
discovered a mine which It was Intended to
explode beneath the train conveying the czar
to the army maneuvers In Centra ) Russia ,
The mine was on the line of the Orle-
Wltebsk railroad. The reglcldal plot Is sold
to be the work of nihilists. In consequence
of the discovery the czar , It Is asserted , has
decided to abandon his Intention of attccd-
lug the opening of the memorial church at
ritANCE WANTS JTOUT DACPHIN.
jUalagaiy Chlcftnln Ordered to Construct a
I-amtlnc Station Ho Refused ,
ANTANANARIVO , Madagascar. Juno 22.
The commander of tha French man-of-war
Hugo recently ordered the native governor
at Fort Dauphin to construct a landing
itstlon there and threatened to make him a
prisoner If he refused to obey. The French
residents backed the commander's demand
and rcfusod to notice the protest of the
Hova government. Much uneasiness pre
vails and It Is believed that U la the Inten
tion of France to sel.te Fort Dauphin and
nso U as a naval station.
Arclibltliop Tache It Dead.
MONTREAL , June 22. A special dispatch
trum Winnipeg says ; Archbishop Tache
suffered a relapse during the night and died
at 6:30 : o'clock this morning'
Prof. Zimmerman AVuu III > Flrit Itacr.
FLORENCE , Jun 22 , Arthur Zlmmer-
taar the American rider , won the Interna
bicycle race here today. U was Zim
merman's first race as a professional. Harry
Wheeler , the othtr Atnerlcan rider , wa * second
end , It was Zimmerman's Intention to al
low Wheeler to reprettnt America.
ratal KnrtluiuakA In > ln | > un.
YOKOHAMA , June122. A great amount
of damage was done lo property by yester
day's earthquake at Toklo. Several natives
were kllUd and Injured by falling houses.
The German legation here was wrecked
Wednesday afternoon by the earthquake. The
Moore * ( iunnl Kuropeitti'ft Home.
TANGIER , June 22. The sultan's brother.
Mult Usmall , from whom trouble was ex
pected , has announced his submission to the
now sultan. The houses of Europeans arc
guarded by troops. The sultan's forces have
repressed a revolt of the Mtttloussl tribe.
Large numbers of tribesmen were killed.
CanocUt llomird Mildly Itcnten.
LONDON , June 22. W. W. Howard , the
American canoeist ) was hopelessly beaten In
two races at Bourne End today.
Cutlo I'huhe * .
Baron Forester ( Rev. Orlando Walklnweld
Forester ) , canon resident of York , Is dead.
Baron Forester was ' born In April , 1S13 , and
had the privilege 'of wearing his hat In the
presence of the king , dating from a grant
given to an ancestor of the time of Henry
The remains of the .late Chief Justice Cole
ridge , who died June 14. were conveyed today
to Westminster Abbtjy In an open hearse ,
covered with floral wreaths sent from the
aristocratic legal .world. 'After the funeral
services In the abbey the remains were taken
to Ottery St. Mary , county of Devon , for
JX Till ! A'.mo.V.IPARK. .
General ! . Vf. Moldrum Appointed Com-
iiiln toiier ot that Territory.
CHEYKNNB , Vv'yo. , June 22. ( Spectnl to
The Ilee. ) General J. W. Meldrum was yen-
terday appointed commissioner of the
United States court-of the district of
Wyoming , with jurisdiction within the Yel
low-atone National , park. The appointment
was made by Judge nincr of the United
States court under the act of congress ap
proved May , 1894 , entitled nn act to protect
animals and punish offenses committed
within the park. The oommlssloner shall
reside In the park , and Is authorized to
hear and act on complaints made of violations
lations of the law. H has power to Issue
processes , lmposi "punlshment nnd adjudge
forfeitures na prescribed by law. Appeals
from his decision mn.v be made to the
United States court for the district of
Wyoming , which shall hold at least one
session annunlly < in the city of Sheridan.
The salary of the commissioner is fixed nt
$1,000 per year , together with the fees of
the oflice , which 'Will aggregate about Jl.OlX )
The act also directs that a jail and oflice
for the commissioner be erected within
the park at a cost not to exceed K.OOO.
The United States w.nrfhal Is also directed
to appoint a depgty for scrvlcn In the park.
General Meldrum expects to leave for bis
new post of duty tshortly after July 1.
MethmllMI In. Conference.
CHEYENNE , June.22. ( Special Telegram
to The Ilee. ) Tne time of the Methodist
conference-today , waa occupied with an ad
dress by Dr. J. W. 'Hamilton , correspond
ing secretary of -Free'dmen'a Aid nnd
Southern Educational isoclety. He said
that "the Methodist church had fifty col
leges In the south'for , the education of the
whites nnd blacks , * but 73 per cent of the
money Riven thq society was expended for
the education of 'tHe' latter. The doctor
spoke at length qf tiie dUIlculties encoun
tered In this ) worlca-w aeyounr -prejuf
dices prevailing. atn'ciosp < l with a plea
Tor more liberal'snf > port. ) The. .educational
committee submitted n. report complimentIng -
Ing the hlBh grade jvork of the Wyoming
university nt tlaramle and- also that at
Found UncoiKclonK on-the. Prairie.
LUSK , Wyo. , June 22 , ( Special Telegram
to The'nee. ) This morning B.SI. Palmer
was ( o'und lying ; alone on the prairie near
Lusk unconscious from the effect of n
blow on his right temple. His right shoul
der was dislocated nnd one linger broken.
Yesterday Palmer quarreled ' about the
ranfc'e with Dave Rogers , who was herding
sheep near a meadow rented hy Palmer.
It Is supposed tltat-the event of today grew
out of the dlflictilty which began yester
day. Palmer Is still unconscious , nnd thq
physician says his recovery Is Impossible.
Rogers , who Is now under arrest , has a
wife and four small children. Palmer Is
AV.vomlne Woodmen Moet.
LARAMIE. Wyo , . June 22. ( Special to
The Bee. ) The Woodmen of the World
for the district of Wyoming held a conven
tion hero yesterday for the purpose ot
choosing n delegate to represent the district
In the convention of the Pacific : jurisdic
tion to be held nt Portland ne\t month.
Colonel J. C. Hulrd o'f Cheyenne was elected
and Dr. E. P. Rohrbaugh of the same
place chosen as the alternate.
Antpthon Indhinx Arrested.
CHEYENNE. Wyo. , June 22. Four lodges
of Arapahoc Indians , under charge of citi
zens , were arrested on New Fork river ,
Fremont county , .today . , charged with killIng -
Ing cattle and game. There Is great ex
citement over the matter among the In
dians on the Shoshone reservation , and only
wise action on the .part of Indian Agent
Ray will avert serious trouble.
PXKCJ/UT' . * TOOIIX'ASIU.VT OIMSEIt.
Atlantic nnd Vlnton.L'aeh Capture a Closely
IOWA CITY , la. , June 22. ( Special Tele
gram to The Bee. ) The Iowa firemen's
tournament closed , the most successful
tournament In Its history here today. At
lantic won In the hook and ladder
contest and Vlnton In the coupling contest.
The board of control of the association
elected officers today : President , Frank
Cain of Atlantic : vice , presidents , F. A.
Wood of Truer , T.Ashfon of Lyons and
C. S , Warren of Harlan ; secretary , W. A.
Brown of Atlantic.financial ; secretary , F ,
II. Gondore of thin , city ; treasurer , J. II.
Johnson of Mar.shaUtuwn.
Drowned In the AVjipsleplnlcon.
CEDAR RAPIDS , la , , June 22. ( Special
Telegram to ThS Bee. ) Willie Dunbnr , a 16-
year-old boy of St. Louis , visiting at the
home of Mr. H. J , Henry at McCausland ,
while In swimming In the \Vapslc rlvor , got
beyond his lepth and sank. William Trenton
jumped Into the water , and , in an attempt
to save the boy. drturnrd himself. The bodies
of both were recovered In about thirty min
utes , but Ufa waajextliict.
Itesult , of aj\Vpnian' Spree.
CEDAU RAPIDS , jla , . June 22. ( Special
Telegram toThe Uff > ) A few months ago
Mrs. Lizzie Norton , awhile under the In
fluence of liquor upmost , murdered her 10-
year-old adopteuJ > oy.for which she Is now
under Indictment ( or jthsault with Intent
to kill. Today sChaile Norton , her hus
band , brought fiilt , ' against Brown & Co. ,
druggists , for JUOUOi damages lor selling his
hnmllixji nt C . < l' r ItuphU.
CEDAU RAPIDS. la. . June 22.-SpcclaI (
Telegram to The Uee ) GrlflUbIughes , a
stockman at Vlnton , who returned from
Chicago about ten days ago and who has
been sick- for the past week Is said by his
physicians to have .cmallpox. A great
many have been exposed and there la
great excitement there.
Determined to pie.
FORT DODGE , la. , June 22. ( Special Tele
gram to The Bee. ) Charles Elliott , a young
man 20 years old of Lake City committed
sulcldo yesterday by shooting himself In the
side and then In the head. No cause Is
Pntal Electric Slprm.
CRESTON. la. , Juno 22i-Speclal ( Tele
gram to The Bee. ) During an electric
storm this afternoon Oscar Watson , aged
17. was Instantly killed by being struck by
lightning while planing corn in the field
near bis home.
Acrobatic IVut of it Homo.
CRESTON , la. , June22.(8peclal ( Tele
gram to The Bee.- runaway horse this
evening fell down a lUuhi of stairs Into a
saloon , and suuc-cdfd unaided In again
climbing the steps uninjured.
TRIAL OF WEALERS AT SIDNEY
They Hope to Establish an Alibi Without
POSITION OF THE ACCUSED COXEYITES
Mujorlty Were Duly Trying to ( let Knit , but
Arc Construed to He Guilty us n
lloult of Their Vicious
SIDNEY , Neb. , Juno 22. ( Special Tele
gram to The Dec. ) The trial of the seven
teen Coxeyltes for contempt of court has
occupied the entire day and at adjournment
tonight the case had not been concluded.
There were twenty-eight witnesses examined
today and tomorrow twenty more will tes
tify. Lincoln C. Stockton , editor of the
People's Poniard , the populist newspaper
here , was appointed by the court to defend
them and Is making a vigorous fight trying
to prove by his witnesses an alibi.
The evidence today showed conclusively
that the men were at Julesburg the night
the engine was taken out nf the round house ,
but these particular seventeen had no hand
In It. The ruling of Judge Dundy , however ,
will probably make them accessories after
the fact , as they all admitted belonging to
the Commonweal army , having started from
Denver together. They were regularly or
ganized in companies , having generals , cap
tains and sergeants.
Colonel Sawyer has elicited the fact on
cross-examination that they occupied box
cars , property of the Union Pacific railway ,
after being told that they were Infringing
on government property , and that It took
the large body of deputy marshals to dis
These defendants claim that they were
simply trying to get east as fast us possible
and that the men who took the engine are
now In Denver under arrest.
Some of them have the appearance of hard
working men , who were so unfortunate as
to be In Colorado during the time the mines
were all shut down.
There Is no question from the testimony
but what the largest part of the brigade will
be held and servo their sentences here , as
no better place could bo provided. There are
yet 175 Commonueaters to be tried , and from
present indications Judge Dundy and Com
missioner Frank will be occupied the major
part of next week. Judge Kelly of the
Union Pacific and Superintendents Park nnd
Sutherland are giving valuable pointers lethe
the prosecution. The company Is determined
to break up this organized body of men ,
as they are fearful of depredations along the
entire line should the Weal era be main
tained In their action. Colonel Stockton
promises to Introduce some startling evi
AKMii : ) TO KKSIST INVASION.
Citizens of 1'lerrc , S. D. . Itcfmo the Coni-
PIERRE , S. D. , June 22. A citizens com
mittee met the Commonwealers a few miles
above here yesterday evening. A larga mass
meeting was held later and nearly every
man In the City Is armed. Mayor Oiversland
says the Industrials cannot laud.
Imlimtrhil * ltuporte.il Manlng.
_ jaRAND _ JU.NCTION , .Colo. . Juno 22.A
few Industrials , members of tha Sin th army ,
- " > * " about
who have-straBfilrd , JnBere ( report
ISO of their comrades at Uic paint of starva
tion and thirst , scattered along the desert
between here and Salt Lake. The Rio
Gramie Western will not carry them , and
the trainmen have strict crdcrs to keep
them off. General Smith Is here nnd Is en
deavoring , with poor success , to send aid to
them. If something Is not done many
deaths may. be expected.
Coxrylte * ArrcHtcil for Perjury.
PERRY , Okl. , June 22. W. J. Glllett. who
Is a candidate for congress on the populist
ticket and who is the leader of the Coxeyltes
in Oklahoma , has been arrested on a charge
of perjury , under indictment from the
United States grand Jury. II. J. Mills , a
prominent attorney of Oklahoma City , was
arrested on the same charge.
Kellr ami linker . \rrctte < l UN Vagri.
LOUISVILLE , Juno 22. General Kelly
and his right hand man , Colonel Baker , were
arrested hero as vagrants and placed under
a bond of $250. Bond was furnished and the
men were released.
In the afternoon a hearing was had and
the prisoners were discharged.
KORKU' " Army Arrlxes nt I'liyre.
PIERRE , S. D. , June 22. Hogan's brigade ,
under the comamnd of Captain Edwards ,
arrived here today. They number 243. Citi
zens gave them two days' provision. Ed
wards said that the army was composed of
unemployed coal miners going to Washington
In the Interest of silver legislation.
.South l > lotuH Contingent.
CHAMUERLAIN , S. D. , Juno 22. ( Special
Telegram to The Dee. ) The Hogan contin
gent of Coxeyltes arc expected here from
up the river tomorrow. The authorities are
fully prepared to deal summarily with any
attempt at lawlessness , should the party
land here and enter the town.
Many ItullilltiRS at Kxotcr Dlatroyeil and
Content ! ! COIIMIIIIIM | .
EXETER , Neb. . June 22. ( Special Tele
gram to The Dee. ) This city was visited by
a terrible lire. All of the north half of the
east side of Exeter avenue was destroyed.
Contents of the buildings were nearly all
saved. The total Insurance on buildings ,
$2.050 ; on contents , 51,000 ; companies hi'
terested , Springfield Fire and Marine , Com
mercial Union , Phoenix and Omaha Fire.
Oinului rrckkiimn llonorril.
TORONTO , June 22. The International
Printing Pressmen's union has taken steps
to amilate with the International Typo
graphical union. At today's session the fol
lowing officers were elected : President ,
Theodore Galoskowsld , St. Louis ; vice presi
dent , Fred M. Youngs , Omaha ; second vice
president , S. II. Shumbrook , Toronto ; third
vice president , William Guenther , St. Louis ;
secretary and treasurer , James Gelson ,
Brooklyn. N , Y. The convention decided to
meet In Philadelphia next year.
Hoarder * for halo.
A somewhat startling advancement ap
peared lately In a Parisian paper , which Il
lustrates the tendency of boarding house
keepers everywhere to regard their boarders
as a species of property. The advertisement
was as follows :
For Sale A house containing six suites of
apartments , Including all the occupants
tenants and boarders. An excellent oppor
tunity ( or a married couple.
Workmen Thrown from a Scaffold.
INDIANAPOLIS , Juno 22. A scaffold
stairway In the Aetna building fell today ,
throwing tlx workmen to the basement
and burying them. The Injured were :
Chris Doyle , Clelland Jutph , Emmet Kear
ney , Michael Morlarty , Samuel , Hlcketts ,
Judoon Wbltealon , Hlcketts andt iDoylo
will die. "
Krlcmon on Ilor Way to Sen.
DUDUQUE , la , , June 22. The torpedo boat
Errlcson left tonight. The conitrucllon will
bo completed In Rock leland In three or
four days , when she will bo manned by a
crew of Mississippi itcamboatmen , who will
take bcr to New York.
Cigarette Tax l.uvr.
COLUMBUS , O. . June 22. The luprerae
court today declared the cigarette tax law
THE BEE BULLETIN.
Weather for Omaha anil Vicinity
Generally Fain Variable Winds.
1 , Senator * Wnrm Up Over Ineoine Tatcs.
Germany tin * n tireiit Court Scandal.
DiimlyTrylni ; Wenler * In Drove * .
Wlchlln ( letting Her flood * Now.
2 , Oiimlm Set * tlio Leader * Itiick.
1'oliiter * on Derby Cnmllilite .
3. lloiiia I'rep.irliiR for thn Sugar Content.
Selieino of the Sunlit IV ItrornnnUi-rn.
ferret of Do\re' Hiillet-l'roof Cont.
4. Hdltorhil nml Comment.
0. Hntelock In ! Another Mynlcry. '
0. Council Hlurfit r.oonl .Matters.
7. NeliriMkn l pworth League In Sennlotu
8. School Hoard Drop * Three Tcachcra.
Cline of tlio 1'iilillc School * .
t ) . Nebm ka MIKOIIS to Iln\o Headquarter * .
H.iclmmn ( letm lleiity.Sentence.
Dr. Ituyllllni ; to I'u latettlgated.
10. Dun anil Hriulttreet on Trade.
Young furl n'it k'r I 0 ear.'d.
St. l.onU A. 1 * . A. itvi'oril * .Stolen.
11. rinnncliil nnd ( . 'oiniiii r * nl NorJ.
Lite Stock Market * .
Prosperity of u Nelirimkn Idea.
12. Note * of Xortlitvet ri 1'rogrcsi.
WILL IIOVCOTT 1'Vf.l.MAX C.tltS.
After Next Wednendiiy A. It. 11. Men Will
' . .amto Hiindlii Them.
CHICAuO , June 22. Unless the omclals
of the Pullman Palace Car company agree
to arbitrate the differences existing between
them and their men before next Tuesday the
cars of the company will be boycotted In
the United States , Canada and .Mexico by the
American Hallway union , to take effect at
noon that day.
The committee which had been appointed
during the morning to w.tlt upon the officers
of the Pullman Palace Car company made a
report Immediately upon tne opening of the
afternoon session , which was behind closed
doors. C. A. Timlin of Hoodhouse , 111. ,
chalman of the committee , reported they had
been received by Vice President Wlckes of
the Pullman company. They stated to Mr.
Wlckes they were a committee of the Ameri
can Railway union , appointed to once more
ask the Pullman company to arbitrate the
differences between the company and the
men on a strike. Vice President Wlckes
replied he had already stated the
position of the company on this question and
that the situation remained unchanged. He
stated further that the Pullman company
would not receive for consultation any com
mittee of the American Hallway union. The
committee thereupon notified him that unless
the decision is reversed before 12 o'clock
Wednesday next the American Hallway union
will. declare a general boycott upon all of the
dining and sleeping cars of the Pullman
company. No reply was given to this and
the committee left \\llhout parley.
When this was made known to the con
vention In executive session a motion was
uninlmously adopted declaring a boycott on
the Pullman , beginning at noon next
Wednesday , unless rome word Is received
from the Pullman company before that time.
This motion was cheered to the echo and
many delegates rose 'from their chairs and
After the discussion of tha Pullman strlkp
the convention proceeded to elect directors
for the ensuing year. President Uebs , Vice
President -Howard , L.W. . Rogers , James
Hogan , Hey Goodwin and E. W. Hums were
elected directors , by acclamation. Two more ,
complct'ng the board , will be elected tomor
row. Secretary Kellhcr wns re-elected by
acclamation. - '
After adopting a resolution favoring bi
metallism the convention adjourned.
To Compete with ( lie I'lillinaii * .
ST. JOSRPH , Mo. , June 22. The Williams
Palace Car company , capitalized at $3000.- ;
000 , will. It Is announced , begin the con
struction of cars In this city to compete
with the Pullman and AVagner companies.
There Is a large saving of weight In the
Williams car ,
HOPJES TO SEOUKE MILLIONS.
Captain Juek Crau-foril TrjhiR to Proie
UN ItlglilR to the Wulhire KHtlite.
Captain "Jack" Crawford , the pool scout ,
Is about to lay claim as one of the heirs to
the $20,000,000 William Wallace estate , now
heU by the state of Now York. To prove
his right to a share In the property. Cap
tain Crawford will Fall for Scotland about
July 15 to search for a few inislng links In
thec haln which establishes his relation with
the deceased millionaire. Recently Captain
Crawford has had several conferences with
the Now York lawyers who have been workIng -
Ing on the ca e , and they ar- > satisfied , as
he Is , that he is a legal heir to the property.
In ISfil an uncle of Captain Crawford went
to Scotland for the purpose of clearing up
the records and dividing up the property ,
only to flnJ that the evldenca which had
been In the possession of a sister , Ruth Ann
Wallace , all the documentary evidence
there was of relationship , nnd been .burned
up In nn old trunk. Since that time very
little has been done on the subject until
now. Captain Crawford Fays ha does not
care much about the matter himself , but he
Is deslruos of aiding the other members of
Itnlns In Io it nnd Illlnol * .
ST. LOUIS , June 22. Reports received
from points In Illinois , Iowa and Missouri
Indicate that refreshing rains have fallen ,
breaking the drouth. The prospects for corn
and oat ? and potatoes are better.
Four miles west of Tuscola , III. , at Garret ,
a small cyclone blew down the large elevator
of Monn & McLoughlln.
WK.l'l Jlt'.lt "j-'Oltl'.C.IflT.
Generally I'ulr In > el > ralia wltli South
WASHINGTON. June 22. The Indications
for Saturday are : For Nebraska , Iowa , Mis
souri und Kansab Generally fair ; iouth
For South Dakota Fair , except probably
thunderstorms In the afternoon ; probably
cooler In the eastern portions ; southeast
Omen OFTIIB WEATiiun UURSJIU. Ouviu.
Juno 22 Omaha recant of tomnoraturu nnd
nilnfullcomp.ireil with corresponding day of
past four years :
18'Jt , 1803. IR02. 1801.
Maximum temperature 85 = H'J = 07 = 83 =
Minimum temperature. 04 = & 5 = 07 = 02 =
A \oruzo toniparaturc. . 74 = 08 = H2 = 7'J =
Precipitation . Oil .OU .00 .00
Statomo.nl showtn ? the condition of torn-
pcrcturoand precipitation at O.iuha for the
day nnd slnco March 1 , 1S91 :
Normal temneraturo. . . . . 73 =
i\cess : for tlm ( lay . lo
Kxco slncu Mu re 1 1 1 . 40y =
Normal proclpllntlon . ? 1 Inch
Deficiency for the day . 'Jl Inch
Deficiency since Murcu 1 . 0.52 Incites
Koports from Other Station * nt H P. M.
"T" Indicates trace.
U E. HUNT , Local Foreciil Offloltl.
WICHITA HAS A FLOOD
Arkansas Elvr is Higher Than it IIiis Bcon
at Any Time Since 1877 ,
ONE MAN SEEN FLOATING DOWN STREAM
Lower Part of the City is Already Undo *
RIVER STILL CONTINUES TO RISE
Small Streams in the Vicinity Are Also Oat
of Their Banks.
LARGE AMOUNT OF STOCK DROWNED
Hrldge * In the City Aru 111 Dangernf llclng >
Wmhed Atviiy I'eoplo Arc .Milking
I'mutlc IIITurtH to ( let Their llc-
longliiga tu Mich Urotiiut.
WICHITA , Kan , , Juno 22. The Arkansai
river broke Us banks licro tonight anj *
portion of the city Is Hooded. There Is great
alarm among the colored people near tin
levee and hundreds of them arc fleeing. Thi
water tonight Is higher than ( t has ever been
nnd Is Etlll rising. The lower part of th
city will bo Inundated before morning. A
deep , swift current Is now flowing over Orls-
weld | mrk and the adjoining residence per
tlon of the town. The water Is rising rapIdly -
Idly and another two feet will send It swoopIng - .
Ing down Main street. hTo lower floors o !
many houses are already under water and
many people are excitedly loading their prop
erty Into boats. The great rains of yester
day have swollen nil the streams of thli
tectlon and most of them have broken over
their banks. The farmers have already suf
fered an Imeinnse loss through the destruc
tion of their crops and stock.
At midnight the water la higher that It
has been since the great flood of 1877. The
body of a man with a trunk and a valise
floated under the Douglas avenue bridge k
few minutes before and It Is supposed the
rise caught him while he was crossing tin.
stream. The body could not be rescued at
that hour. Reports hnve come In from the
country that many houses are under wate
between here and Hutchlnson and the lost
nf stock and grain Is very disastrous. On
farmer six miles north of here had thirty-two
fat hogs swept away and lost six head of
cattle. The floating debris that Is passing
through here Indicates losses to the farmers.
The stock yards here are completely under
water. It Is reported at 1 o'clock this (23rd ( )
morning that the water Is about to flow lntt >
La-Are cc avenue , this city. Tha Seventeen ; ) *
mm bridge Is In great danger and If It
collapses It would probably cause the dcstruc.
tlan cf eleven br.dgej below It. Reports fronx
the west say another body of high water I
coming down und Hlio people are greatly
alarmed. . > ' * 't- - . -
rouL PLAYHINTED AT.
Jtody of .Too Jlii ) IU > Iil rouiul Lying Acrotl
.MIsMHirl 1'urlllu Trnrkn.
The body of Joe Mayflcld , colored , was
discovered lying across the Missouri Pacific
tracks , near Thirteenth and Locust streets ,
at 9:45 : last evening. There were no marks
of violence on the body save a brulso on thft
lips that might hare resulted from a fall.
Mayfleld lived near by and was on his way
home from a saloon , where he had bought a
bucket of beer.
J. J. Wetmore. 1124 North Sixteenth street ,
was standing at the crossing at 9:30 : when
two colored men approached from the direc
tion In which the body was afterwards found
lying and asked when the next freight train
went out. They were directed to the flag
man , who told them no freight would leave
for several hours , when they went cost on
Locust street. Wetmore says the men ap
peared greatly troubled.
Wctmorc then started south down the
track and found Mayfield's body. It was still
warm when a doctor and the police were
Vardmastcr Cottmirc says that at 9:30 : he
heard something strike the track at the
place where the body \xas found , but heard
nothing more than that and paid no atten
tion to It.
There was no evidence of a struggle at
the spot. A past mortem examination will
probably b ; made today.
One of the pockets of the trousers vrat
found turned Inside out , and , Mrs. Mayfleld
says her husband had a knife and a key
with him. These were not found In the
p ckets , but 40 cents , what remained of 50
cents after buying beer , was.
McKenna , the saloon keeper , says May-
fluid left his place about it o'clock.
No train had recently passed over th
track where the body waa found.
\vu.r. \ itKTitiK j
Much HIIU Niitlnniil llan'c of KnpUl City
, - . ! > . , CIICH Into Voluntary l.liiililiitlon. |
IIAPID CITY. S. D. , June 22. ( Special
Telegram to The Dee. ) The Hlack Hlllt
National bank cf this city closed Its doon
and entered upon Inundation thin morning.
Liabilities are stated ut J23.000 , with nomi
nal assets much In excess of this amount.
The bank wan not doing a profitable busl *
ness nnd the dlrcctorH decided to close It
The cxitmlner la now In charge. All de
positor ; ! v.Ill be iialil In full and the stock-
lioldera' IOSH will not be large.
Itlnck IllllH M Inert In innrerence. .
RAPID CITY , S. D. , June 22.Speclal < to
The Bee. ) The Methodist Episcopal mlnla-
tent of the Hlack llllls conference held ,
their annual association hero Tuesday mid
Wednesday. The seralon-i were well attended -
tended und developed much Interest. Be-
KldeH reports of the work from thevnrloui
stations In the field a numb.T of Intcrcatlua
pnpem were read , among these were one.
on the "Theory of lteadinK"by Jlev. Mr.
Atwater : u review of a recent work , "Men
and IlookH , " by Itev. Mr. Jnmex , and one
by I'rnf. Lymee upon "The Philosophy of
Thelson. " lluv. H , It. ItuhhiMoii discussed
"Mow to Avoid tiiu Deadline. " President
Hnneher of Hot Springs college reviewed
the history of that Institution , and made a
stiong ! > leu fur a hearty support.
Helled hy Miiitlt liuUoui rarmir. ' .
CIIAMUEULAIN. S. D. , Juno 22Spcclal <
Tclegrnm to The IJce.J Trouble over nn
nrteslan well In Ola township , which had
not yet been accepted by the authorities ,
the contractors having iccently placed a
cup over the top or the pipe to atop tha
flow until the authorities should tuko ttia
well off their ham ! * , culminated In a party
of fanners going1 to the well und removing
Itnliiinuker'M rrivi-llgm rure.lmie.il ,
SIOUX KALLH. 8. I ) . , June 22.-Speclal (
Telegram to The liee. ) Prof , Jewell , thu ,
"rain maker , " tills morning sold material ,
and rights of operation to the conimUulon-
crs ol McCook and Hanson counties for
J700 per county. Jewell hau been at work
hero Blncu Tuesday afternoon. No rain
Movement * of hciigalni ; Vcnicli June 23.3
At Llvoijiool Arrived Lancastrian , from
At HamburB-Arrlvcd-Rhettl , from Nenr
At New York-Arrlvcd-Augusta Victoria ,
At Quucniitown Arrived Campania , from
At New York Arrlved-Rotterdatn. from.
At ItotUTdam-Arrlved-Loch Ettlve , fro *
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