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OMAHA DAILY ESTABLISHED JUtfE 19 1871. OMATIA , THURSDAY MOANING , JULY 19 , 18J SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS. n i tr t11 nn t r\n OPT I'nit n SAY RAILROADS SLT HRLS Btrlkora Olaim it Was Pone to Olungo the Ouricnt of Public Sympathy , KNEW THE MEN WOULD BE BLAMED FOR IT Clnlm to Ituvn Cniitliifthfl i\lilcnco : tint the Loader nt Ono of llin MolH Win u Detettlvo In the Employ of the ICullroiil Comp inli . CHICAGO , July IS. At the county Jail 4oday Vice President Howard of the Ameri can Railway union made the following re markable statement : "This thing Is getting to be a test case. We don't consider our selves bigger than the law nnd Incidentally wo think the railroads are not. Wo nro getting some evidence for the coming legal battle. Hero Is a letter I have received telling of evidence that most of the' freight car burning hero In Chicago was done by two men In the employ of the General Man agers association. Ono cf the secret agents of a certain committee saw two men on the night of the big flro going through the yards with a hand car loaded with Inflammable waste , which they lighted and systemmatl- cally threw among the cars. This agent overheard a conversation between the men from which ho gleaned that they were paid $200 down and were to receive $300 more when the Job was done. This , understand , 1 was before the troops were called out. An effort Is now being made to arrest these two men. We further have pretty positive evi dence that the big man who led the mob of C.OOO nt Blue Island was a Plnkerton man , employed by tlio railroads and It Is signifi cant that although he could be easily Identi fied , yet Irc has not been arrested It Is Bafo to say that this case will not be en tirely one-sided. " DEBS ENJOYING A REST. President Debs passed a fairly comfortable night at the county Jail nnd early today or dered a good breakfast brought In from n neighboring hotel. Debs lefuscd to bo Been by Interviewers and ho and his asso ciates kept close In the seclusion of their DEbs seems to enjoy Jail life. So do George W. Howard , vice president , Sylvester Kellhcr , secretary , ami L W. Rogers , a director of the A. R. U. All of them were amlllng and In the bsst of spirits today after their first night's experience in the Cook county Jull. A largo party of the personal friends of the Imprisoned strlko leaders called early 'nt the county Jail. The dally corridor scrubbing ras In progress and no one was admitted for some time. President Debs sent word down to the waiting visitors that himself and friends had enjoyed n good night's rest nnd had nothing to say that would Interest the public. Before noon Debs came down f Dm his cell to meet Stenogtapher Benedict of the A. R. U. , who had arrived with a bundle of mull for him. Tlio president was In a good mood. "I have had the best night's sleep I have had In a month or more , " said ho. "Nothing dliturbed rue , not oven the ghost of that nun who was hanged the other day , and whose spirit is said to be roaming nbout In 1me. I have absolutely nothlns to add to what I have already said concerning our arrest. Wo are here and will stay hero until next Monday at least. President Debs then fell to looking over his big batch of mail matter. Secretary Kellher came down from his cell In the debtor's department and while awaiting his turn In the barbsr's chair said "Wo are enjoying the respite from work. " PULLMAN'S MEN BREAK RANKS. The first break In the ranks of the Pull man strikers has octirrcdi 150 Hollanders having been put back to work on the tracks , back of the Pullman foundry. The men quit -wjrk when the strike was declared and stayed out until now. No effort was made by the other strikers to prevent the men from going back to work. The butchers continue returning to work nt the stock yards. Among them Is Vice President Hazard of the butchers union. The Bheep butchers at Armour's have received a rulse > of 25 cents a day In their wages and four and a half dajs' work a week has been guaranteed them. All the houses were kill- Mayor Hopkins denies n report that he has been taking steps to secure the removal of tlie federal troops from the city. Ho stated he would not order the return of any of the mllltla today. Asked If ho had consulted with General Miles as to tlio withdrawal of the troops the mayor said : "No ; General Miles has nothing to say about it. The de partment at Washington attends to that A general may bo a b'.g man In a city like Chicago , but like n congressman ho is not much at Washington " At Uhllch's hall , the A. R. U. headquar ters a larger crowd was gatheted today than for several days past. The arrest of the leaders was discussed hy the excited groups that stood about the committee rooms nnd hallways and the action of the authorities was severely crltici/ed Several nt the local organUers dcl'vered ' short addresses nnd the claims that th strlko is still on were made. DR THOMAS AS MEDIATOR Rev. Dr II. W Thomas , chaplain of the First Infantry , Illinois ' National Guards , came up from Pullman today and called on Vlco President \Vlckes of the Pullman com pany. Dr. Thomas has been striving tc bring about peace between the compiny nnd Us emplojes by getting the men to go back to work again It huh been -uRge'stc-l that If Mr Wlekes would consent to meet a grievance committee from str kers that perhaps Ml dlfllcuHles would be speedily patched up. While Dr. Thomas Is In svm- pathy vvlth btii-h a movement , ho did not meet Mr Wlokts to officially announce It "I came without authority" said lie , aftei ho lift Mr NVIeke'H ofllce "Jnst to call on the vlco president ai on > no ghbor would call on another Mr Wlckcs received mu cordially end we talked over the situation at Pullman befere I left Thcio were nn results from my call " During his Htay at Pitllnnn Dr. Thomas said ho was tmprsssed with the good humor which prevails among the striken and the company'h iitperlntendents. He thinks that this Is on Indication that a H ttlfincnt will li reached boon , and he gives It as hit opinion that the men will bo at work be- fora manv dnj * . Vice President Wlekes refused to be seen after the conference with Dr. Thomas. He sent out word by his private cerclary that ho was too busy to be Interviewed. HIIRO'S i.oonv viiKiumox. Country Will llo rimed Under Mnrllnl I.uw und Aimrchlilx Will Itunlld. . AVSTIN , Te\ . , July IS , Covet nor Hogp wns presented with n gold watch today by olllccrs of the htate mllltla , nnd In re > SIXIUBO took a Bloomy view of the future , lie ptcdlctcd that within six vvecks mattlnl law \vould bi > declined In California , Kan. eas , Coloi ido nnd Illinois , and that the nnnrchlHtH of Chleago would use dynamltt nnd "bctsputtei the lofty buildings of tin city with the hearts , lungs und livers ol the citizens. " lie alluded to President Cleveland hnvlns ordctcd the troops there nnd Jtulgo Coolev'f letter commondntoiy of the nets , and slid ; "Ho felt humiliated over It , as It was u dangerous Invasion of state ilKhts , nnd hail not been done befoie since ISCO. " Governor Itogu predicted nnnthor i evolu tion soon , and the possible dlsnienibenne-nl cif the great republic unless a foreign wai diverts the attention from Internal dlsneiv Blon. _ _ Strlko Over nn thu Iltii-Mni ; Vulloj. I.OC1AN , Ow July 18. Columbus , Hocking Valley & Toledo strike has been declared on and all the men at this place returned tc * ork today. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ A\ri < rk Wnt Not Cuined l > j striker * . CHICAGO. July 18 A Milwaukee & St. Paul suburban train today was H recked al Klnr.lo street. The last car Jumped the track nnd was badly smashed. No ono was hurt. Considerable excitement was caused over the report that the accident was due to the work of strikers. The officers of the road , however , denied that the strikers had anything to do with It. < : < ! i'iitt : KUVIKUS rn Declares fl I'tTretn Are Toward Unifica tion iifVugn U' < ir ! < nrt. New York special to the Chicago Herald : "I prefer to say nothing. I would rather not ba Interviewed on tha western strike. " These were the first words Samuel Gompers of the American Federation of Labor said to n number of reporters yesterday when he en tered his office early In the afternoon , frcah from Chicago. After n minute , however , ho reconsidered the matter. "What was the condition of the strike when I left Chicago ? The passenger trains were running , but I did not BOO much freight moving , " said Mr Gompcrs "Mr. Debs said to mo tills was the great hope ho had to tlo up the freight tralllc. The general strlko of the trades In Chicago has been declared off. The fact of the matter Is that when Mr. Debs read the statement to us which ho Intended to submit to the managers' associ ation the delegates regarded It as n declara tion that the strike was at an end and that the men were Insisting on b ° lng taken back to work. I don't want to criticise Mr. Debs ; he Is honest and sincere. He Is entirely de voted to the Interests of his fellow working- men. " Later on Mr. Gompers said Mr , Debs was the most enthusiastic , the ablest , the most honest and the most determined labor leader he had met In a long , long while. "I know Uie man. I think it ridiculous to call him a dictator. He Is the spokesman of his class. He Is simply carrying out the will of a majority of his constituency. "My criticism of tlio action of Chicago labor leaders In sending an appeal to Presi dent Cleveland to come and arbitrate the dlfllculty himself was very shjcere. To send such a message to the president of the United States after denouncing hint as a dictator ! "Did the presence of federal troops pro voke disorder ? Certainly tlio authority of the United States should not be Invoked In a state matter until the state authorities have exhausted their power to preserve the peace This was decidedly not the case In Illinois that the mllltla was unable to cope with the rioters A very small minority of strikers were rioters. "Can n strike be successful without vio- denceDecidedly. . In 1877 the Plttsburg strikers were riotous , but one decade Is not the criterion of another. Strikes have out lived the feature of violence. In the United States every demonstration on the part of workmen to better their condition Is regarded by the ruling classes us a lawless act. Mr. Debs Is charged with the crime of conspiracy and held In $50,000 ball. In monarchical Eng land what Mr Debs did would bo regatded ns lawful and beneficial. W. T. Stead Is quite right when ho writes In the Review of Reviews this month In a sketch of the Coxey movement tint In tha Industrial movement England Is fifty years ahead of us. There trades ijnlons are encouraged. Here the la bor unions are frowned on by the ruling classes Th ° re Is too much narrow-minded prejudice against them. "Even among unorganized workmen there Is very little desire for violence , and mo t workmen believe In the declaration of the author of 'Triumphant Democracy' that there Is an eleventh commandment 'Thou shall not take thy neighbors Job' It Is very sut- prlsliif ; that there is so very little violence , considering there are 3,000,000 of uncm- plojed in this country. Railway companion , rogues , gamblers , corrupt and svcopliantlc politician * are all In league with cich other. Although tlis btrlke failed in a way , it will bo of great benefit to the people It is an unanswenable and convincing argument In favor of the government ownership of ail railroads. It has done more than ten jears of agitation could for the nationalization of the lallwajs. "Tlio strike has cattssd old brotherhood i of vtrlous departments who have so long remained Isolated to come In touch with sis ter organiratlons. The strike has worked as a tremendous and far-reaching disin fectant Mossbacklsm has been wiped out with a mighty broom. The ultimate result of Mich strikes as the coal miners ami that of the railroad men will be the federation of the entire working class Thh federation will move harmoniously on social , educa tional , economic and political lines. " NO WOKK 1O < ! O TO. Union 1'acille Shop .lieu I'lnil TheinseUeh ( Mil In the ( .did. CHEYENNE , Wjo , July IS. ( Special Tele gram to The Bee. ) The ultimatum has gone forth that the rallioad shops on the Wyoming and Idaho divisions of Iho Union Pacific system will not be opened for general repali woik until business revives nnd there Is a demand for motive power. The force now ut work Is amply sulilclent to keep up i mining repairs , tlierefote the- shop men who Joined the strlko will not hireinstated. . This was given out by Superintendent McConnell ol the motive povvei department In rifly to the Inquiry of the machinists , and holler malceia of the Clioyenno shops , a.s lo when work would bo resumed. Mr. MtConnell arrived fiom Omaha this morning and spent the day In consultation with olllclals nnd In making an Inspection of the equipment at tills plac . Ho left for Laramlu tonight , nnd will make a tour of Inspection of all the shops us far west as Huntlngton , Ore. , beforct reluming Mr. Mc Connell snys that there ore now over 100 engines In first-class repair lying Idle on this division , and under piesent ccmlltlons there will bo plenty of motive power to run a year nt least without having additional men to rebuild machinery. As the exigencies of business demand the forces In the various shops nt the several , division points will be Increased. Over SOO men are thus thrown out of employment on the Wyoming division The superintendent Intimated that the order of Judge Rlner in reference to employes giving notice that thuy were willing to con tinue work would bo stiIcily obeyed In the employment of men when U la desired to Incicase the forces The action of the olllclals Is a great dls- upprintmcnt to the employes and will parnlyzc business In all of the division towns between Cheyenne and Portland. IIOI.DIM ; novv.N TIIU IIUHOAI.S. llutto SlrlUurrt Appoint u ComiiiUU-o tu Itu- Htnilii ThuHo Molintly Inclined. BUTTE , Mont. , July 18. The local officials of the American Railway union say that no violence will bo ottered tlio trcops when they arrive. The union has appointed a committee of safety whoto duty it will bo lo restrain those violently Inclined. I'ho Union Pacific and Northern Pacific railroad attor neys have been looking foi the at rival of trcops for several days , The rallroud cfTl- elnls expect to resume business on Friday Iho regulars are expected to strive' on that day. Dillon , seventy miles south cf lluttc , Is tlio pix'sent terminus lor the Union Pacific passenger trilns. A company of regulars la stationed the-io and also at Lima , llm end of the division forty miles south or Dillon Tour small bridge-s have been ImriKd be tween this city and Lima on the line tf the Union Pacific , and ono blown up with dyna mite. No danuiGQ has been done la rail road property here. Attiitl.id liy strlUei-rt In tlio Mglit. OSWEGO. N. V. , July 18. Rioting 'long shoremen entered the houses of James Sex- smith and Isaac Uensmoro , nonunion men , during the night and brutally assaulted them , Sexbn\lth's \ wife came to her husband's assistance anil was also beaten. The 'long- Hhoromun then stoned nonunion men's hotuts and threatened to hung the men. it they should unload bargea today , Tube v\orki-r ' Mrllio Closed , McKGUSPORT , Pa , , July IS. After nine weeks of Idleness the strikers at the Na tional tuba works , McKcesport , met today and declared the strike off , The plunt par tially resumed on Monday under the guard ( Ccntlnued on Second Page. ) ARE STOCKHOLDERS LIABLE St. LDIUS Republic Claims These of the Union Pacific Company AN , ORIGINAL ACT CONSTITUTED TRUSTEESHIP Stockholder * \\lio Wcro I'tilno to the Trust and I'mlitcd hy th Crutnls 1'crpo- trutcil Are I.hildo for the IJctits of the Company. ST. LOUIS , July 18. The Republic tomorrow will print a page article to demonstrate tint tlio stockholders of the Union Pacific railroad lire liable ( or the debt of the road to the United States government. A state ment of a number of suppositions facts U made which , although not asserted to be true , the Itcpubllc says there Is so much of plausibility In them as they appear on the the records of the government , that to Ig nore them and proceed to a final settlement advantageous to the public without theme mo t exhaustive scrutiny of the rights of the government against the stockholders would be culpable negligence of the execu tive and leglslatU c branches of the govern ment. T'IC suppositions as presented arc us follows : "By the terms of the contract offered by the United States government and agreed to by the Union Pacific Hallway company a trustee hip was created for certain pur poses , among them that of constructing a highway for common carriage. That the company built the road for $36,000,000 and pretended that It cost $98,000,000 , accepting from the government nbout $38,000,000 In bonds and land warrants , when Its own capital stock was sufllclent to build and completely equip the road ; that the stock holders did not pay cash money Into the company's trea'Ury for their stock as ex plicitly required by the terms of the law or franchise , but built the road with the government subsidies and pocketed the stock , the first government loan and the coal profits without rendering any account of these proceedings to the government ; that by these and other acts before the date of redemption of subsidy bondi the company has become bankrupt , meanwhile having avoided the payment of Interest to the government as originally contemplated In the acts of congress ; that the government , finding Itself by this long scries of fraudu lent acts and fraudulent concealments , de prived of the money due to It from the com- p.iny , and finding Itself charged with the payment of the bonds It Issued in aid of the company , also finds that It has the right of action against life stockholders as trus tees who have violated their trusts , and further finds that the stockholders living and the estates of those deceased are EiilTl- clent to easily meet the obligation created by the trust and Its gross violation. " The Republic then proceeds as follows : "Is there not enough In these statements to compel congress and the executive to ask Imperatively these questions : 'Tlrst. Was a trusteeship created by Iho acts of 18G2 and 1S64 and their acceptance by the company ? "Second. Was the trust violated by con cealments and frauds ? "Third. Does and equity require Indulgence toward these stockholders or their bene ficiaries ? "Fourth. Why now should a funding ar rangement be concluded which will continue for a century these entanglements until the powers and rights of the government to collect Its debts are exhausted ? " TO SHOUT MM : IIOMMIOI.DIMIS. Owners of the riist llnitgtcit Afdo-il loTalio United Mciisuros for Protection. NEW YORK , July 18. The following cir cular was issued today by the committee of which II. C. Martin is chairman to the holders of the first mortgage C per cent bands of the Oregon Short Line Hallway company : "After the mortgage to secure jour mort gage was executed and before the bonds were Is'iicd , and In order to make them more marketable , the Union Pacific Hallway com pany on the 12th of January , 1882 , entered Into an agreement in writing with the Oregon gen Short Line company , whereby , In consid eration of certain perpetual rights and privi leges granted to the Union Pacific Hallway company , they agree to such a division of Uio Joint earnings of said roads as should be sufficient to provide for the piyment of the Interest on the Oregon Short Line bonds as it became due , and the Union Pacific Hall way company placed upon each of said bonds Its guarantee for the payment of Interest. The receivers of the Union Pacific Hal way company have recently filed a petition In the federal court asking that they be relieved from all obligations of the contract of January 12 , 18b2 , and of the guarantee In pursuance thcicof. "This motion should be resisted by every bondholder. In the meantime a committee of rcorgan' atlon , acting In the Intercuts of the Union Pacific Hallway company , has ap peared In the public prints asking for a de- po'il of all bonds of the Union Pacific sys tem , Including the Oregon Short Line first mottgjgo bonds , without disclosing the com mittee's plan of reorganization. The holders of the E per cent consolidated bonds of the Oregon Short Line & Utah Northern HalHvay company , with which the Oregon Short Line Hallway was consolidated , have also appoint ed a committee ami arc asking for the de posit of bonds with various depositories in tills country and In Euiope for the purpose , as they say In their published notice , of actIng - Ing In harmony with the committee of the Union Pacific Hallway company. Holders of the securities of other allied lines are getting together their bonds for self-protection and wo consider It Important that yon should mass your bonds and stand united In resisting any and all attempts to reduce their Inter est. You have now to decide whether you will unite for the purpose of maintaining un disturbed jour first mortgage bonds , for which many of you have paid a large pre mium , and which have still many years to run , or whether yon will allow your rights to bo determined by those whise Inteiests would be served by the modern method of i educing the Interest on a first mortgage rallioad bond for the benefit of the holders of the Junior securities. " OI.NKV'S ITOUI.l Yll 1'OSITION. Ulatrlrt Attorney I > IIIN : Docs Not Understand \\hnt the Attorney ( Jem-rut Moans. LOS ANGELES. July 18. United States District Attorney Denis manifested great surprise when t > hewn Attorney General Ol- noy's utterances on the suit Mr. Denis brought on Tuesday against the Southern Pa cific ( ompany of Kentucky. lie said : "It IH Impossible that the opinion can bo held In Iho Department of Justice that the combina tions referred to In the bill In equity I filed between the Southern Pacific company of Kentucky and the corporation mentioned Is legal. The point agilnat Its legality has been time and again argued In the United States tmprumc court by thu government. The only reason , In my Judgment , why the su preme court has not held such combination to be unlawful Is that It decided cases where the point was really In ftuor of the govern ment on other grounds. " ' 'Of ' course I cannot tell > ou what the at torney general undeistands about the mat ter , but I wired him on Friday , substan tially telling him that evidence was In our possession of an unlawful combination In restraint of trudo by the Southern Pacific company and asking for authority for bring ing suit under an aci of July S , 1890 , against unlawful combinations. Ho wired next morning : 'Let act of July 2 , 1890 , bo en forced against all violators Including rail way and transportation companies. You arc hereby authorized to bring suits to that end. ' Holylng on that dispatch and the fact that Is of public notoriety that the Southern Pa- "Iflo company has so combined with various corporations , the whols being styled the Southern Pacific Company of Kentucky , Mr. Call and myself could Bee no more appro priate time to enforce this all but forgotten law. I was prepared for the Southern Pa cific taking every step that It could think of to save Itself , but I did not expect them to question my right to bring such n suit , with the attorney before I could even re port to him and .submit a copy of the bill by mall , I am absolutely sure he will np- provo of my course when ho 1ms an oppor * tunlty to read my report of facts to him. " Itroimlti Ctntritl'ft Trouble * . NEW YOHK , July 18. A committee to protect the Interests of the stock and bond holders of the Wisconsin Central Railroad company , which has defaulted on Its July Interest , has been formed , consisting of George Coppcll , William L. Dull and Gerald L. Hoyt of this city ; Rowland Htiz/.nrd of Hhodo Island and Edwin It. Abbott of Bos- ton. An agreement preparatory to the formation of a plan of reorganization Is be ing drawn tip , under which the security holders arc asked to deposit their bonds with the committee. The original plan of fundIng - Ing the coupons of the first mortgage bonds has been abandoned. Edwin II. Abbott has been engaged as president and director of the Wisconsin ( Central Hallroad company. .Stockholder * Will Protect rhoiuioHe < t. SOUTH M'ALESTER , I. T. , July IS. Hon. C. B. Stuart , United States Judge for the Indian territory , gave nn order to sell the Choctaw Coal & Hallway equipment to the highest bidder on September 8 next. Should the owners fall to pay alt receivers' certifi cates now outstanding , about $800,000 , the stock ai.d bondholders have agreed to pay oft this indebtedness , take the road out of the hands of the receiver , reorganize and complete the road to Oklahoma City on or before January 1 next. War of Torch mill Ilonil ) Goes .Merrily On In Oklnliiinm. NOHTH ENID , Okl. , July 18. The war of the torch and bomb along the line of the Rock Island railroad In the Cherokee strip continues , the burning of a ninety-foot bridge one mlle north of Waukomls station shortly after midnight last night being the latest outrage. The bridge was burntd Just after the passage of a passenger train going south and was completely destroyed. The pas senger trains were transferred at the burn ing bridge this morning. The railroad com pany has abandoned freight tralllc. Another company of United States troops from Fort Leavenworth will arrive here this evening. Mayor Franko of Pond Creek has received tills message from Acting Governor Lowe in reply to his request for territorial and federal aid to enforce the city ordinance regarding stopping of trains next Saturday "I 1 ave requested the Rock Island Hallroad cotrpany and Its attorneys and president to obey your ordinances pirough our request. I think an application far a mandamus to compel the company to stop In accordance with your ordinance .would be granted. " GUTHRIE , Okl. , July 18 Acting Governor Lowe has ordered the militia at once to Enid and Round Pond. There is but one company of twenty-one boys , none over 25 , who never shot a gunand were Just organ ized last week. Thorp Is consternation In their ranks at the idea of active service. The tension at Enid crows worse and the people seem to hav& ! nofrespect for the regu lars , who have no orders to shoot. Apostolic Doli-Rnto , .Sustains the Action of HJKliop Atattortioii. NEW YORK , July 18 The Press will to morrow say : Mgr. Satolll , the apostolic delegate , has Just rendered .a decision con demning the liquor traOic. He approves of the expulsion of-llquor dealers from Catho lic societies. This remaikable decision was culled forth by nn appeal from the ruling of Ulshop Wattcrson of Columbus , O. Dur ing the last Lenten season Bishop Wnttei- bon nddre-ssed a letter to the clergy and laity of his diocese dealing wholly with the temperance problem. Bishop Watlerson said : "I hereby withdrawmy approbation from any and every Catholic society in this diocese cese that has a. liquor dealer or saloon keeper at Its head 01 anywhere among Its officers ; nnd I suspend c-veiy such boclety Itself from the rank and privileges us a Catholic society unless It censes to be so olllcered. No one , who Is engaged cither as principal or agent In the manufacture or sale of lnto\lcalliifr llquois should be ad mitted to membeishlp. " One of the societies laid the matter foi- mally befoie Mgr. Batolll. To this appeal the npostolio delegate has just responded. He sustains the position of Bishop Walter- son and s.iys : ' "The liquor trnlllc. nnd especially as con ducted hereIn theUniled Slalcs , Is Ihe source of much evil , Hence Hie bishop was acllnpr wilhln his rights in seeking to re strict It. Therefore the delegate apostolic sustains Bishop Watteison's fiction and np- proves of his cliculai and legulatlon con cerning saloons and the expulsion of iloon keepers fiom meinbezshlp in Catholic so cieties. " ' 3101111:11 i ; utTii ntKiiiiLKi ) . blight KurtlKiu iko Hhoelts felt In thu C'en- tr.il Mississippi Valloy. MEMPHIS , July 18. Three shocks of earthquake were felt here this morning. The first shock occurred at G-37 and lasted four seconds , the second tit C 01 and the third at 7:10. : The vibrations were from north to soutli The shocks made tall buildings sway like a. pendulum , but no damage was done. The .shocks were plainly fell Ihroughoul Ihe lower Mississippi val ley. ley.CAlRt CAlRt ) , 111. , July 18 , Two dlstlncl shocks of earthquake were felt lie-re at 7 OS o'clock this morning. Buildings swayed and glass windows rallied , but no danniKo was done- . FULTON , Ky. , July is Three vlolenl shocks of earllujunke startled the people- licit between d.M nnd 7:11) : this morning. The vibrations were from noitli to south nnd the shocks wetc sulilclent to make buildings swuy. Clocks were stopped , dishes rallied on the shelves and pictures fell ftotn thu wnlls. NEW MADRID , Mo. , July 18 A light shock of earthquake was loft hereat 7 10 o'clock this morning. The vibrations scc-med to be from , not th to south nnd we-io of nbout three seconds duration OODEN. Utah , Julv 18 At 3-50 this af ternoon distinct earthquake shocks vveru full Dishes were shaken from tables , the walls of some laise blocks were cracked ami n Konc-inl Blinking up occurred Many- people weie frightened into leaving their houses. _ CA1HUUV I'lLilRIMb , VI// " Occupy Ono I ntlro Steamer unit Ono Hun dred .Staterooms on Another. NEW YORK , July , J8 , The Catholic pil grimage to Rome nnd Lauides left here today on the steamships Noordlnnd and Pails. Representatives of fourteen states were among the voyagers , The main party is accompanied by. Rev Father Porclle , chaplain of the monasteiy of the Precious Blood of Brooklyn , * Kvery berth on the Noordlnnd was occupied by the pllgilniH nnd 100 in uddlllon on the Pails. Thu delegation took with It a inngnlflcc-nt sllke-n bannci which will be blc-Bbed by Iho pope on the arrival of Iho pilgrims In Romu early In August. The obversu Is a trl-color , whllu on Iho re-verso nro the stats and stripes. Aftei It has received the blnsslnir It will bo c.urlcd lo Lourdw , Where II Is Intended to peimuiiently decorate the Chun h of the iirotin. Its costhas been met by con- tilbutloiiH from Catholics throughout the country Father Porclle takes with him a locked casket containing bequests from donort ) who are unable to accompany Iho pilgrims , which will be placed on Ihe Bluine Previous to embarkingthu pil grims attended an tnfotlnal leccptlon. Troops Arrlto ut Helena. HELENA , Mont. , July 18. The strike sit uation In this vicinity la more favorable than It ha been at any time for three weeks. Tlio Northern Pacific announces 'that ' It will start branch lines from this city In the morning with old crews. All engineers and conductors have applied for work , and were It not for the destruction of bridges west of this city there would bo no diffi culty In operating trains on time. No report of bridges burned have come In today. ThB express train from the ra t and west ar rived today nearly on time. Four companies of the Twentieth Infantry from Fort A - slnabolno arrived here this evening Their destination U uppsed to be Ilntte , FIGHTING ON CORO ISLAND English Flag Now Floats Over the Disputed Pkco of Territory , COMMANDS NICARAGUA CANAL ENTRANCE Uncln .Siinincl Hint DcxtKHN on the Inhitul Himself , \\hlch Ho Iliul Iniondod in u Contlii : Station for tlio > uv ) . NEW ORLEANS , July IS. The corre spondent of the Plcavuno sends by the tteamer Gtissie a lengthy report of the oc currences there preceding the fight nt Corn Island. The trouble began on the night of July 5. The month before the merchants who had advanced money on the script Is sued by the Mosquito government requested General Cabezos , the Nicaragua ! ) governor , to take the script for duties. lie refused point blank to recognize the paper , nnd the merchants decided to piy only In the script. ThU soon reduced the revenues of the gov ernment , nnd the finances fell way down. On the 3d of this month the police agiln made a demand for their back pay and were refused. This determined the natives and their adherents , and when , on the Gth of the month , they were put off again , one of the police was nbout to assault C.ibezos when troops arrived. A brief conlllct followed In which four of the police were painfully Injured. Subse quently there were beveral sklrmi-hes in which the Spaniards under Cabezos were routed. The American consul called on Captain O'Neill of the Marblehead for as sistance to protect the foreigners , and sl\ty- flvo mariners were landed. Clarence de cided to declare himself chief , and Issued a proclamation to that effect. Cabezoa was called upon to surrender , but he tempoilzed until finally Clarence attacked Cabezos' po sition , nnd In the skirmish which fol lowed two men were killed. The Span- lards fled. The Mosqultos decided to form an amalgamated council , and three Americans and two Englishmen were asked of New Orleans. Charles La Dior of 1'etrl lagoon and II F. Springer of New Orleans The Englishmen were William A. Brown nnd Captain Biowrlgg. The next day Cap tain O'Nell sailed away In the Marblehead , leaving the marines on shore In clnrge of the first lieutenant. When the steamer Hazel Wright arrived next day it was learned that the Spaniards had been contemplating an attack on Dlucflelds and the Influence of their governor alone prevented. The natives profited by this and organized two companies. A close watch was kept and when the Spani ards come , If they do at all , the fight will be a hot one. This morning a sloop came from Corn Island giving reports of a fight there. There are no particulars beyond the information the Spaniards were routed with several Killed. The natives nnd Sumatarlans hoisted the English flag and it still floats over the Island which Is intended for the coaling statlqn of thu United States. The fighting , it will be been. Is not entirely local , but more of a rebellion of the whole Atlantic coas.t against Nlcaiagimn rule , There seems to be no hope of the natives being per manently successful , and with the uncer tainty of EIIK ish action , the outcome of the trouble 'Is doubtful. TWO IVJIUKb TO I > O IT IN. Itrltlsli Goiernmrnt'H MUil I'riiRmiti for HIM ncniulnilvr of the Sts Ion. LONDON , July 18Sir William Hnrcourt. in the House of Commons today , said that the remainder of this session of Pailluincnt would bo principally devoted to consider ing the evicted tenants bill , the bill piovld- Ing for nn equalization of London rates , the local government for Scotland bill , the miners' eight-hour bill , the Welsh church bill nnd the locnl veto bill. Other meas ures , lie said , would go over until next session. Evuty one of thfse is a party measure which Is liable to meet with v lolent oppo sition at every st.iso. In the- ordinary course of events the Hussion should close about the end of this month. The bill to penult Shelllcld to build a ship canal to the east coast p.issed Its third reading. Urseiny Voted by tlio Chamber for t1 c Autl-.VimrchiHt lull. PARIS , July IS In the Chamber of Depu ties today M. Goblet combated the govern ment's antl-an.uchlst bill , claiming that If the me.isure becdmf- law It would bu a violation of Individual liberty and of the fteedom of the pies" The triu remedy was not repression , but democratic reform. M. Uuerln the minister of justice , said that the pcill was Increasing nnd that they must "upioot thu abominable sect. " Closure of the general debate on the measure- was voted , 251 to 191 , and urgency was declared by a. vote of 2711 to 1U7. These- votes wetu taken In the face of obsttuctlve tactics of thts socialists. ItimicrR of thu I'l.iK'io ut Clinton. WASHINGTON , July 18 Reports have been iccelved at the Marine hospital bureau from the consuls nt Hong Kong and Cun- ton leBiinllnff the pievalencu of the plnpue In these cltlc'8. Consul Suvmoui wiltcs from Canton that the deaths fiom May 1 to June 0 In Hong Kong were more than 1,000 The deaths In Canton since- the last of February are reported at 10W ) . The fol lowing telegram has been luce-lved from Assistant Surgeon McKenu nt Tacoina In rcspoi'su to a dliectlon to investigate thu reports hi ought by the Victoria ol cholera in Canton. "Victoria olllclals say reports about Canton me unfaun led. I'lagncuxlstn nt Hong Kong. Thu de-.ith rate Is foitj- throc per day , Repoits of eholet.i aru false. " llrltlxh ( OIIMI ! Attacked. SHANGHAI , July IS. A dispatch received hero from Xou\ \ reports that Japanese soldlcis have asBaullcd the British consul at that place and his wife and that thirty British bluejackets have been landed to guard the British lection. The consul was dragged fifty yards and was beaten by the Japanese bohllers , who used their fists repeatedly. The chali of the consul's wife was pushed into u ditch. The British coiibtil drew up a formal complaint and sent it to the Japanese minuter , but the latter only sent a curt reply and made no apology. Hi'puhliu I'rocluiniril In iluwull. AUCKLAND , New Healnml , July 18. Ad vices received here by steamer fiom Honolulu lulu show thru a republic was piaclalmcd In the Hawaiian Islands on July 4. S.inford I ) Dole , the provisional piesMerit , Is the ( list pic-sldPiit of the new republic. Whe-n tlio Htetimer bringing the advices sailed many peisona had taken the oath of alle giance. Illed of Atdiltlo Chiileiu. BERLIN , July IS A post-mortc-m exam ination of the icnmlns of a cook belonging to a ship which arrived at Lubeck from St PeteisburtJ shows that death resulted from Asiatic cholera. All vessels lieicaftei ai- rlvlng from Russian ports will bo subjected to strict Inspection. ConserMitUeH Held 'llu-lr Own , OTTAWA , Ont. , July 18. John Chnrlton , liberal , In the House of Commons charged the conservative Government with extrava gance and corruption and moved a vote of want of confidence. The motion was de feated 12 yeas , 87 nays. Itiillroinl to thu P.tmlrrf. LONDON , July 18 Russia has decided to build a railroad from Samurucaml to Ferg- hnnn , on the threshold of the I'nmlm. England Is building1 two forts to defend thu passes between thu Hungu , country und Iho I'amlrs. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ \Vmit In tlio l.ei-innu I'olil , BERLIN , July 18. The Bumouns have sent Emperor William a petition prnylns that Germany annex the Inlands , Clilll' * Custom * Duty I'uymcntii , VALPARAISO , Chill , July 18. The coun cil of state ha * Uiutd a decree to the ef fect thit after nocembT next customs ditties nro to bo paid as follows1 Twenty-live per cent In gold and the balance In piper , plus the surcharge of the rate of exchange. M'K.VKIXll ( lornmny ApoloclicK forii 1'rovliu'lul O.'UcorV ItndoiioK'i. COPENHAGEN. July IS The Danish gov ernment has obtained satisfaction for the tx- pulslon from Schlcswlg , Germany , of the eight IMnlsh plav en * belonging to the Royal thc'atcr of Copenhagen , These players were arrested nt Hadcr- steben , Schlcswlg , early In Juno , under In structions from the burgomaster of that place , who claimed that thorp was n prohibi tion against the use. of the Danish languigp In Rchlcswlg The actors were then onletcd to leave and went to RIbe. In Drnmnrk , where thev received an ovation when the facts of their expulsion became known. 'Iho Danish pov eminent called the atten tion of the German government to this action upon tin pirt of the burgomaster and after the matter had been Inquired Into the of ficial mentioned was dlsinl > d in disgrace. It appears that them had been n prohibition acalnst the use of tlio Danish language In Schleswlg , but the order had been withdrawn and the burgomaster should hive bcon aw are of this. _ lly Cahlf from M.vtl | | mtle. HEART'S CONTENT , N. P , July IS. The steamer Scotia , ono of the ships engaged In laving the Anglo-American Telegraph com pany's eighth cable , reports as follows. "July 17 , noon , latitude 10 1C , longitude 48 15. Two hundred and fifty-four knots of cable laid. Splice between the two ships was completed at 10 a , in. Now paying out deep sea section " The following has also been received from the cable ship Scotia"Litltude 5050 , longitude 44 20. Have laid 42s knots ciblc Weather line nnd b ° a calm Conditions ex ceptionally favorable for cable work. " ( nine 1 lirongli llli I'lj liij ; Colors. LONDON. July 18. The following Is taken from the Times' report of jestcrday's yacht race : "There was too much wind for the Britannia to show to full advantage , and Just enough for the VlglHnt to do so The latter , In fact , had her day and came through It with living colors , her first victory In British waters being gained In Irreproachable btjle. " _ Tvt < ntKluht I'c-rsiMiH Drowned. ST. PETERSBURG , July IS In a colli sion between feiry boats ono of them sunk and twenty-eight persons were drowned. Di-.itli nf u Hourlmn. MADRID , July IS Prince Henry of Bour bon , duke of Seville , Is dead. or i Startling Mory COIIUH fiom CoiiicrnliiK the Suiir lii\ -itlB itlnn. NEW YORK , July IS. The Herald's Washington coriespondent says : I was told that despite the denials of speculations and the sworn statements of senators who had been called before the Investigating crm- mlttee. It could bo proved that In thrco In stances at least speculation had been en gaged in and that the three senators letsiied to had been guilty of perjury. An interest ing story Is going the rounds tcday i h'ory so startling In Its details tl at It is almost past belief. I was told of a man here In Washington who has in his poa.csslon the original brok er's contract wlieieln ono of the sonutois a prominent ono at that contracted to buy sugar when It was down to & 3 , Just before Its phenomenal Use. It was said that Interested persons "short" on sugar nnd who had been "sque ed" In the process of manipulating the market or because they have the "Inside tip" hid lost on immense amount of money and had determined to break the biimr schedule at all hi/ards. Thu must interest part of 'he ' story is the way In which they Intended to set this schedule aside , and 1 am told that Is by ni other process than the arrrst of a certain senator on a charge of perjury. In a cr'mlnal case of tills Mud. it Is said stockholders would bo compelled to show their hooka in court and the persns Inck of this schema say thcv can prove , not only by the ovlilotue they now cla'm to have , but bv what they could Uuu Hy bate , that somebodj has bsen doing s'tno "tall" lying before the Investigation committee. It Is thought that this pirtleuUu senator , rather than rubmll to this proceed ing , would undo the work It Is said I'o his assisted In doing , and through 1'ic ' Influence ho Is said to wield sugar would be placed on the free list and the men "short" of tha stock would recoup their capital dropped while they were on the wrong side of the market. jioiutr.ti innvs .un r. I'ollo thli Up l Stopping nTrilii nnd < .oliiT Tlnoll'h the I\PIVKH : ( in- . ST. LOUIS , July IS G. P. Simpson , gen eral manager of the Wells-Fargo Express company In St. Louis , reports tint nt 7 o'clock tonight a gang of beven despetadoas , headed by "Bill" Cr-ok , overpowered the agent of the expie-ss company nt Red Forks , I , T. , and secured n small amount : f money and a numbei of packages , the contents of which are not known The gang then boaided the southbound passe-ngui train on the Monett branch of the 'Frisco road , which was stopped at Red Forks. Express Mes senger Chapman of the Fat go company v > as overpowered and his car ransacked for valuables , but as far as known they situied nothing. Messenger Chapman was ! < locked senseless by a blow on the head fi'in a Winchester In tlio hands of one of the gang. It Is not thought ho Is terlouslhurt. . Be fore anything could be obtained by the rob bers they wure frightened away , A posse was lalsed by the sheriff and stirtc'd In pu uit of tin. robbers from Claremont , I. T. Mllfonl .Mimbiiiy In Now Yoili I'rop.irlnK ' " 1'rciu li III * Dot tiliuH NEW YORK , July 18 Charles Mllford Mow bray , who has been arrested In London upwards of u dozen times for Inciting breaches of the peace by making anarchist speeches. has been he-re since Saturday without the knowl edge of the police and the board of Immigra tion , who were long ago warned to look out for his arrival. He arrived on the steamer Paris fiom Southampton , undisguised , ho as serts , und did not In any manner attempt to conceal his Identity. On landing Mow- bray went directly to Newark , N J , where he has English friends Ho went before the clerk of the court the next day and took out tils first citizenship papers. Lust Monday ho rented apartments on the top floor at 131 East Eighty-sixth street , this city and there ho Intends , for the present , to take up his abode. Mow bray , In nn Interview boldly proclaimed his Intention ta establish nn anarchistic propaganda In Now York. n iin'i'un vii o r.i.iin.iiM. Itriital Outrage by At liltrcups In Ilrown t omit } , \ \ UtiiiiHln. COLUMBUS , WIs. , July 18 Whltecappers huvo Invadul Brown county nnd hnvo terribly beaten the entire household of Perry Bloomfield - field , consisting of wife , children , fattier and three brothers by the name of Stephens and their wives. They were taken from their homo fcnil fearfully whipped. The youngest of the Stephens brothers attempted to escape , but w.ia shot through the heel and captured and unmercifully whipped. A number of others were warned to leave the country within a certain time. I rain Iierulkd hy Striken ) . CHICAGO. July 18 Four strikers threw a switch In front of a Wisconsin Central pan- Benger train and derailed the engine' , bag gage car and two eoachit. The trnm was moving slowly and nubod ) was Injury J. Oil" of them W4L urrented. AGREED TO DISAGREE Senate mid House Ooufcrocs Gould Not Find Common Ground on tlio TurifT , BILL REPORTED BACK TO CONGRESS Commltjoo Only Ruuninoil in Session a Vorj Short Time. HOUSE MEMBER OUTLINES DIFFERENCES Most of the Point ? Oould Easily Have Boon Adjusted , llowovcr. STUCKON SUGAR , IRON , COAL AND COTTON Nilthrr Soiwto > nr llonsn Momhots .Showed the faust nUpDiitltm In Meld Anything on The o Sehednles , , iul DuimirrntH \\rra Divided Among 'IluM WASHINGTON' , July tS.-Tho tariff com fottes decided after a ilftccn-mlnnto session of the full conference this afternoon to re- pott a disagreement nnd that the disagree ment should bj on the entire bill. Ono of the hoifso conferees has explained the plan of pioecittro as outlined nt u meetIng - Ing of the demociatlc confeieca held early In thu day as follows : "Tho report will be a disagreement In toto. It w.ll bo very brief and will not go Into any details as to what questions the sen.ito and house might have to get together on The report is expected to be tlio first business taken up by the house when It as sembles tomorrow at noon. This , of course , canot be made certain until the republican conferees give their .isscnt. It Is in their power to cause delay , but such action la not anticipated " Hovond the point cf making the brief re port of disagreement in tote the conferees ptofess not to know what the house or sonata will do. Ona of the house conferees said that the tlneo Itoins of sugar , Iron ore nnd coil were the points that had forced the total disagreement. Woolens , cottons , lead ere and homo other things liad been open to difference , jet It was hoped that these could have been reconciled , tald the conferees , If KUKur. coal and Iron hail not btood In the way. way.Tho The dcmocrat'c conferees held a brief con ference today nnd adjourned before 12 o clock. ' 1 hey made another effort to reach an agreement , but it provfd Ineffectual and the meeting adjourned with the understand- In ! ; that the full conference of the committee , which was held at 1 ! o'clock , would reacli nn agreement Airangements are being made for consid eration of the report In the house tomorrow. Chairman Wilson met Spetker Crisp and members of the hou e committee on rules ab soon as tlw conference adjourned. Who' * , j > the conference cl ncd Mi. Wllhon said ho would not icport tic disagreement until to- moirow at noon As , i result of the con ference between Mr. Wilson and the speaker the committee on rules Is considering the ad- vlsiblllty of a special ruin to operate tomor row -v.hcn the tariff disagreement Is re ported. GORMAN'S BOLD BLUFF. Senator Goiinan IH quoted by a .Missouri representative- saying lo n group of dem ocratic leprescntatlves , of whom the MIs- Bourlin was one , "Gen'lemon , there a.ro two tariff moasuici- the McICInlcy law and the beinte bill. You can take your choice. " This Is believed hero to bo the tariff situa tion lodav. A house democratic member of the con ference outlined to the Associated press the following lines of agreement and disagree ment In the coiifeience , summarized by bcliodiiles as ) follows : Schedule A Chemicals. , oils nnd paints , agreements on all points of dispute were obtainable. Schedule U Harths , earthenware and glassware , agreements on main differences were made and minor dlffcicnccs could hnvo been adjusted. * Schedule C Metals and manufactures of , the disagreements vvej-c wide on ores and manufactured metals , with llttlo common gtoiind foi ngtcement. Scheduh ) 1) Wood and manufactures of , agreement could have been hecured. Schedule n Sugar , the dlbagreemcnt was positive and vital , and was the main point of dlffoienco in conference. Schedule F Tob-icco and manufactures , no trouble was apparent In reaching an agreement. Schedule G Agricultural products and prcvlblonb , the differences were open to ad justment , but no final agreement was reached on any of them. ScheduleII Spirits , wines nnd other beverages , n basis , of agreement had been rcaoheil Schedule I Cotton manufactures , an agree ment could have been reached , although points of difference still existed. Schedule J- Flax , hemp and Jtlto , tome dlfToicnces yet nmalnt-d to bo adjusted , but nn agreement was not considered difficult. Schedule 1C Wool' und manufactures of , wlille homo differences existed they could liavu been adjusted. Schedule * L. M and N Silk , paper and sundries , ocenslonnd little difference , and agreements were easy. The program for handling the tnrlft dls- ngreom"nt when It Is leported to the house tomorrow was substantially agreed upon this evening Mr Wilson will make a brief vcrbil report as boon us the house convenes , Mr. PiitrhliigH , from the- rules committee , thereupon will piescnt a i-poclal rule allow ing two hours for debate , at the end of which tlmo a vnto will bo token on again Bonding the bill to confuiencc. It Is ex pected that there will bo objection to this rule. Mr. Wilson and Mr. lleed will each contiol onu hour. n\iiit : UAS N Tiuiti : : . OiiiHtlom tin ) roin-rtniHH of the Teller * ' Work In till ) llnnne. WASHINGTON , July 18 , The ttatcment by Representative Dakar of Now Hamp- bhlre that he had been recorded by thp tellers as pro ent und not voting , the truth being that ho was not present , moved Mr. Heed to ay a word for the system of "quorum counting" In the Fifty-first con gress , wherein he tmld out of hundreds of opi > oitunillci > but two mistake * had occurred , whllo out of two opportunities under the ex tiling Astern ono enor hud oecurrc'd. Speaker Crisp admitted the possibility of errors under any system , but pointed out that the superiority claimed for tlio present lule. was that It removed any suspicion of Intention at unfulrne-ts. Under the bpcclul older adopted on Mon day the remainder of the day was devoted to bu Iness reported fiom the committee on military affairs. Hills were passed to regulate - late enlistments In the army , to authorize the board of managers nt the uoldlcrs hone to transfer und maintain the Inmates of any branch In case of emergency , to place Major ( Jcneral John L Qreen on the rot trod list as a llrut lieutenant , Kugcno Walla as a second lieutenant , Napoleon J. Dana as assistant quartermaster , Dunbar K. Han som OB captain , Charles II Stivers as cap tain and James William Albert ui major. At 5.15 the houto adjourned. Al * l t'p III Ujiiiiiliii ; I'lillllm , CHUYKNN'H , July -Special ( Telegram to The HC-P ) Adjutant Leopold Kablfl , of the WvomliiB National KurirdH tendered. Ills ri-algnatlon to Oovernoi Oxbnrno this nftur- noun and It was linmeUluU'ly accepted. It H cumutly rcpuitid that Mr. Kabls la flUtmi fjr it.J' mucr.UU : nomination / " f eie'tary at fetutc.