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WICHITA, KANSAS, SUNDAY MORNING MAT 25, 1890.-TWELYE PAGES,
WHOLE NO. 1S73.
YOL. XIII, NO, 6.
BLOODSHED A POSSIBILITY U
Canadian Sealers "Will Entirely Ig
nore tlie Order of President
Senator Macdonald, of Victoria, Predicts
a Olash of Arms Unless the Matter
Mr. Wilson's Bill Regarding Liquor Trans
portation to be Acted Upon This "Week
Senators Not Determined on Ac
tion on the McEMey Bill
Proceedings in the House?
OTTAWA,. Ontario, May 24. Senator
Macdonald, of Victoria, B. C, is here.
Speaking of tho Behring sea matter he
said that sealers would simply ignore the
action of the American executive The
Canadian sealing fleet, said he, would go
into Behring sea, as they considered they
had a perfect right to do. "I have long
thought that the whole matter will be
brought to sudden maturity by some act
of bloodshed on one side or the other.
Some bold captain with a ship load of val
uable skins and feeling himself legiti
mately in possession of them will defend
Iris property and the diplomates will re
gret they did not use more expedition in
bringing about a termination of the dis
pute." TO A FINISE
Mr. Wilson's Bill Will be Pinally Consid
ered This Week.
"Washington, May 24. Mr. "Wilson, of
Iowa, asked and obtained unanimous con
sent that on Tuesday next, after the rou
tine morning business, the bill subjecting
imported liquors to the provisions of the
law of tho several states, shall be taken up
and its consideration continued until dis
posed'of. The naval appropriation bill was taken
up, the pending question being on the
amendment reported from the committee
on appropriations to strike out the item of
550,000 for improvement of the plant at
Portsmouth, N. H. navy yard. After a
long discussion the amendment was disa
greed to yeas 18, nays 29. So the item re
mains in the bill, amended, however, by
Ftrikinc out the words "building and" be
fore the words "repairing iron and steel
The question was then taken on a like
item of So0,000 for the Boston navy yard
(similarly amended) and the item was con
tinued in tho bill tho vote to strike out
being yeas 15, nays 31.
On motion of Mr. Cameron a like item
of $50,100 was inserted for the League
island yard with the additional words,
"which yard is hereby reopened for tho
repair ot vessels of the navy."
Mr. Cockrell moved to strike out the
provision for three seagoing coastline bat
tleships not to cost more than $400,000
each. After discussion and without act
ing on Mr. Cockrell's motion, the senate
"Washington. May 24. Superintendent
Porter, of the census bureau, in an inter
view today, replies to the criticisms which
are offered by a portion of the press and
public upon certain questions which the
enumerators will, on the 2nd of June,
begin to submit to the people of
the United States. The particular
questions which are characterized as
objectionable, and as being in the
nature of an unwarranted and illegal in
trusion into the private affairs of tho citi
22. Whether they (he or she) is suffering
from acute or chronic disease, with the
name of disease and length of time afflict
ed. 2X Whether defective in mind, sight,
hearing or speech, or whether crippled,
maimed or deformed, and name of defect.
24. Whether a prisoner, convict, home
less child or pauper.
25 and 20. Is the home you live in hired,
or is it owned by the head or by a member
of tue family?
27. If owned by a head or member of
family, is the house free from mortgage
25. Tf the head of family is a farmer,
is the farm which he cultivates hired, or
is it owned by him or a member of his
20. If owned by head or member of
family, is the farm" free from mortgage in
cumbrance? 30. If the home or farm is not owned
by head or member of family and mort.
gaged, give the postofiice address of owner-
"The three first questions' said Superin
tendent Porter today, "are the same that
were asked in the preceding census, and
similar questions form a part of tho census
inquiry in Germany, Franco and England.
Thevaie considered to be of the highest
possible importance to medical science.
The answers to these inquiries make it
possible to gauge the strength of the eoun
trv and determine the proportion of dead
material. Dr. John Billings, who is the
highest authority in this country on
medical statistics, has charge of this
inquiry. He examined these questions
and they are regarded in scientific circles
as of the utmost importance; besides, the
information thus secured is entirely confi
dential. There is a heavy penalty attached
to the offense of disclosing any facts thus
obtained. This is true of all the inquiries
made by tho census. As to the questions
referred to, from 25 to 30 inclusive, I am
merely executing the law, which requires
these questions to be asked. The act was
passed by the senate with only four votes
in the negative, and all penalties for refus
ing to an&wer were re-enacted."
THE FLAG ON THE WHITE HOUSE.
Washington, May 24. The president
has- directed that the United States flag
shall hereafter fly daily over the executive
mansion from sunrise to sunset, instead of
as heretofore being hoisted only on special
FREE BINDING TWINE WANTED.
Washington. May 24. Senator Davis, of
Minnesota, today presented an amend
ment to be offered to the tariff bill, remov
ing the duty of 1H cents a pound on bind
ing twiue aiid placing it on the free list.
REPUBLICAN CONGRESSIONAL COM
MITTEE. Washington, May 24. The Republican
rnnn-pssional camrjaisru committee has
been constructed. Representative Wade 1
is the member from Missouri ana JKepre
tentative Anderson from Kansas.
WASHINGTON, Mav 24. The following
fourth class postmasters were appointed
for Kansas: LeLoup, Franklin county,
w at i."-rmcnn vice A. T. Gilkey, re
signed; Protection, Comanche county,
P7 Gibson, vice II. T. Ray, removed.
WATER WORKS FOR PHILLIPSBURG.
PjilLureiiUKG. Kan., May 24. Phillips
burg voted $20,000 for a water works plant
RIVER AND HARBOR BILL.
"Washington. May 2L During
prayer the chaplain referred most feelingly
to the bereavement or speaker -During
the delivery o tho prayer the
speaker occupied the chair, but while the
clerk was reading the journal he left the
hall, designating Mr. Perkins, of Kansas,
to preside in his place.
The house went into committee of the
whole (Mr. Burrows, of Michigan in the
chair) on the river and harbor bill. Ine
pending question was the point of order
against the Hennepin canal proposition.
The chair rendered his decision overruling
the point of order.
Mr. Turner, of Georgia, then moved to
strike out the provision for the canal.
After debate the motion to strike out
was lost 50 to 122. .
On motion of Mr. Henderson, of Illinois,
an amendment was adopted reducing from
$2,000,000 to $1,000,000 the appropriation
for the improvement of the Mississippi
river from the head of the passes to the
Ohio river Lost.
Pending further action the committee
rose, public business was then suspended
and the house proceeded to pay fitting
tribute to the memory of the late David
Wilber, of New York. After eulogistic
addresses the house adjourned.
. SEASONS P0E THEIR TOTES.
Why Coleman Opposed and Butterworth
Favored the Tariff BilL
Washington, May 24. Butterworth, of
Ohio, and Coleman, of Louisiana, ex
plained j'esterday, without any hesitation,
the former why he voted for the McKinley
bill and the latter why he voted against it.
Mr. Coleman is the one straight Republi
can from the gulf states.
"I voted against the bill," said Mr. Cole
man, "because it sacrifices the one great
interest of my constituents the interest
which I am here to protect. I am a
protectionist as a representative of the
sugar growers of Louisiana. I wanted to
see sugar protected, whereas the McKinley
bill makes foreign sugar practically free.
The bill provides a certain bounty for
home sugars, but my people don't want a
bounty; they don't oelieve in it. It is un
certain and unreliable. There is no pro
tection in it, and as the bill sacrifices this
one great interest of my people, I did not
see how I could vote for it."
Mr. Butterworth prefaced his explana
tion cf his course with a strong eulogy of
the intelligence, consistency and manli
ness of the stand Mr. Coleman had taken.
"For myself," said Mr. Butterworth, "I
am a protectionist, and I belong to the Re
publican party. The McKinley bill is a
protection bill, but as I ventured to say on
the floor of the house, it is not constructed
on the lines which seem to be the best pol
icy and to afford the best protection to the
whole American people. I am in the cara
van of the Republican party. It is one
thing to protest against the action of the
driver and try to exercise more or less of a
tug at the reins, but it would be an entire
ly different thing to get out of the wagon
and face the team with bludgeon. The
man who would do so would run a big risk
of being run over and trampled upon.
"What good could I do voting against
my party on the passage of bucli a bill.
None whatever, whereas by remaining in
I may be able to exercise a little influence
for good. Mr. McKinley is an extreme
protectionist. He is straightforward, hon
est and manly in the expression of his own
ideas, but I sincerely believe that in this
matter of tariff the senate at present is
more in sympathetic touch with the peo
ple than has found expression in the house.
"A tariff bill must originate in tho
honse, but I hope that in the senate the
bill will be modified so as to be more in
line with tho thought I endeavored to ex
press in the house, and I. believe that so
modified it will become a law this sum
mer. There is the explanation of my
IMPORTANT LAND DECISION.
Washington, May 24. Assistant Com
missioner Stone today rendered a decision
in which he holds that a soldier who
makes a location filing under the soldier's
homestead law of 1S72 but who fails to
make settlement within six mouths there
after does not thereby forfeit his right to
the land unless some adverse claim inter
venes prior to the date upon which he
actually makes settlement. The depart
ment has heretofore held that a failure to
make settlement within six month after
the filing is made absolutely forfeits all
rights to'the land and that subsequent set
tlement can not remedy the matter.
THE TARIFF NOT YET DISCUSSED.
Washington, May 24. The McKinley
tariff bill has not yet been discussed by
the finance committee of the senate and
the statement that a substitute would be
reported to the senate instead of the Mc
Kinlev bill is at least premature. A lead
ing member of the committee said today
that the policy of the committee in regard
to the manner of treating tho bill would
be determined by the nature and number
of amendments or changes it Avas found de
sirable to make to the bill as passed by the
SPEAKER REED'S MOTHER DEAD.
Washington, May 24. Speaker Reed re
ceived a telegraphicannouncement of the
death of his mother this morning, at Deer
ing, a suburb of Portland, Me. She has
been in failing health" for some months but
a fatal termination of her illness was not
expected so soon. The speaker will start
for homo tomorrow.
WIDE AND PUBI0US.
Great Destructiveness of the Storm in the
Cincinnati, O., May 24. The northern
counties of Kentucky and some of the mora
southern counties of West Virginia were
swept last night by a terrific storm. Re
ports from Mount Sterling, Paris, Lexing
ton, Mavsville, Nicholsville, Cynthiana,
Corinth and other points are to the effect
that a dangerous htorm raged and that
thousands of dollars worth of property
and crops were destroyed.
The storm extended seventy-five miles
inland. All steamboats on the Ohio be
tween Augusta. Ky.,andCattlesburg, Ky.,
a distance of 125 miles, were compelled to
go to the shore. At Benson's Forda house
was blown (town and Mrs. Hubbell was
dangerously hurt Passengers and train
men arriving about 9 o'clock on the Louis
ville & Nashville, Queen Jc Crescent and
Chesapeake & Ohio roads say they passed
through one of tho most serious storms
thev ever saw. Trees were twisted and
torn in all directions. Streams were bank
full and all assert that they believe many
lives were lost.
FELL FROM THE STATE HOUSE.
Tofeka, Kan.. May 24. Jack Williams,
a negro employed at the state house, fell
from the ba-e "of the dome 130 feet from the
ground this afternoon and was instantly
killed. He was in charge of the motor for
hoisting stone and when the whistle
bounded to quit work at 5 o'clock he picked
up his coat and as he pulled it over his head
he stepped off the platform to a girder and
missed his footing, struck six or eight feet
below, but bounded off and was killeL
Williams is the fourth man to lose his life
at the state house. He was a single man
21 years old.
A LIVERY STABLE BURNED.
Special dispatch to the Daily Easte.
Guthrie, Ok.. May 24. Grant Bro.'s
livery stable was entirely destroyed by fire
at 10 o'clock and three horses perished in
the flames, it was lucky for Guthrie that
the wind was not blowing, as much dam
age would have been done.
A WHOLE TOWN IN RUINS.
London, May 24. The town of Sefmn,
near Fe, Morocco, is inundated. The
whole place is in ruins. Fiftv-three Jews
1 and many Moors have perished.
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J&r- r l'o'"-' - vPv
"The muffled drum's sad roll has beat
The soldier's last tattoo;
No more on life's parade shall meet
That brave and fallen few."
GOVERNOR STEELE FIXES
Dimensions of the Six Counties of
the Territory ;is Estab
lished. The New Officials Busy With Their Duties
Hon. J. B. Miles Appointed World's
Preparations at Winfield and Ottawa for
the Chautauqua Assembly Sessions
The List of Distinguished Speak
ers Promised at the Latter
Place New Corporations
Special dispatch to the Dally Eaple.
Guthhii:, Ok., May 24. Governor Steele
has established the county lines, giving
satisfaction to all. Guthrie, the first
county, has 51S square miles of territory,
including the towns of Bows, Seward and
Andersonville. Oklahoma City, the sec
ond county, has 523 square miles, including
the town of Edmond and several other
smaller places. Norman, the third county,
has 655 square miles, including the towns
ofWebck, Walker and several hamlets.
El Reno, the fourth county, has olo
square miles, including the towns of
Frisco, Reno City and other places. King
fisher, the fifth county hn517 square miles
including the towns of Hennc-sy, Dover,
Lincoln and other places. Stillwater, the
sixth county, has 481 square miles includ
ing the towns of Alfred and Orlando. Bea
ver No-Maus'-Land, includes according to
the Oklahoma bill, all that territory.
United States Marshal W. U. Lnrty
has begun making his appoint
ments. The judges are mapping out their
S'ans and are making arrangements for
olding court. This is the finrf ap
pointment he has made. The land ofhee is
in full blast, and any hour may announce
the decision in regard to the land office.
The governor appointed, today, John D.
Miles, mavor of Kingfisher, the Republi
can candidate to the world's fair with J.
W McXeal, of Guthrie, as alternate. Ihe
Democratic delegates are to be appointed.
Secretary of State Martin is here and
Chief Justice Green is expected Sunday
Directions to Keach that Famous Eesort
The Week's Arrivals.
GEUDA Springs, Kan., May 23. Special
Correspondence. A sight that is seen
only once in a lifetime was visible from
this place Thursday. It was the forming
of the water spouts, tnree in numoer, ap
parently some twenty miles northwest of
this place. The first indication was a fun
nel shaped cone dropping from a densely
black cloud which seemed to swing and
oscillate, growing longer until it seemed
to reach the earth when it expanded at the
bottom and within from two to three min
utes thereafter dissolved and scattered.
They occurred at intervals of from eight
to ten minutes.
As several of Wichita s people contem
plate driving through on their visit to
Geuda Springs this venr a few directions
concerning tfie most direct route may ben
Your correspondent left the EAGLE of
fice at Wichita at T:4o 'JLuesctay morning
and reaching Lawrence avenue turned
onth. Eleven miles straight south is a
white church, where a turn to the east
brings one to Hvdraulic avenue and a turn
to the south again takes you into Belle
Plaine. The distance is twenty-iour
mile-. Leaving Belle Plaine by following
the route of the telephone line six miles
further south vou should turn east where
Tho rolonhrmp 'line turns west. Mx miles
further east Oxford comes in sight and is
two miles further south. On leaving
Oxford continue to follow the road south
that leads directly out from the mam
street and after driving eleven miles Geuda
Sprincs is one mile east. The total dis
tancels just fiftv miles and with a single
horse and a seven-eighths side bar buggy
the EAGLE representative sat down to snp
berat the Gilbert; hotel at half past 6
o'clock, having made the durance m less
than eleven hours. .
Thursdav evening a heavy wind and
rain storm reached here about S o clock.
The rain fell in torrents and in two hours
the lake was full to its banks on the south
and east side. The flood gates were raised
about 10 o'clock, but were lnsmncient to
carry off the water, which overflowed the
banks. , . ..
About fortv feet of the dam was partially
carried awnv, causing a breach that, ha-;
lowered the 'surface of the lake two feet.
"Nor wreck.nor change, nor winter's blight
Nor Time's remorseless doom,
Shall dim one ray of glorious light,
That gilds your deathless tomb."
Preparations are being mado today to re
pair the damage. .
The arrivals at the Springs for the past
week were: J. K. Wilson and wife,
Walter E. Treadwell and S. E. Adams,
Anthony; Charles H. Hunter and -H.
Hess, Viclnta; Mr. and Mrs. Ben
Wheldon, Emporia; W. Is. Ward, Topeka;
J. B. Quigley, St. Louis; J. A. Forsyth,
Sarcoxie, Mo.; Hon. F,B. Scheffbauer,
mayor of Arkansas City, and family, and
Mrs. N. W. Pottle and family, Arkansas
Harry Bishop and Robert Smyth leave
for Wichita tomorrow.
THE WINFIELD ASSEMBLY.
Special Dispatch to tho Dailr Eacle.
Winfield. Ivan., May 24. Winfield is
all aglow with preparation for tomorrow's
memorial service. The assembly taber
nacle is elaborately decorated. Portraits,
flags, bunting and flowers cover every col
umn and arch, and the great platform
fairly blossoms with roses and lillies: yet
in all is that hush of reverence and solem
nity of devotion that seems to say, "I his
is the festival of the dead." The service
will be conducted by Rev. Miller, chaplain
of Post 85, sermon by Dr. Wright, ot tho
First Baptist church. All the churches of
the city will be closed, all participating in
t.hn rrmmnri.il service.
Ample arrangements are being made for
the picnic of railroad men at Island park
on the 29th inst. Excursions will be run
from all parts of tho state. The park is in
excellent condition and will, afford' a de
lightful resort for tSccasion.
1'lie assembly people are enthusiastic
over the prospect of securing ex-President
Hayes for G. A. R. day. This addition to
the already brilliant program makes the
outlook for the coming session indeed a
TOPEKA, Kan., May 14. Charters were
granted to new Kansas corporations as
Tho Kansas City Link Railway com
pany, of Kansas City, Kan. Directors
Nathaniel S. Simpkius. F. J. Allen, Her
man Z, Joy, New York; J Seymour Scott,
Kansas City, Mo.; Henry L. Alden, Henry
AlcGee George B. Watson, Kansas City.
Kan. Capital stock 82,000,000. The road
will encircle Kansas, City Kan., and has an
estimated length of thirty-six miles.
The Emporia Carriage company, of
Emporia. Directors Alfred Hardisty and
Charles S. Gray, Kansas City, Mo ; James
A. Mood. Charles G. Duncan, William H.
Jordan, Iola, Kan. Capital stock $100,000.
Nemaha Lodge, No 99, Knights of Pyth
ias, or Seneca. Trustees C. O. K. bco-
1 ville, Geonre K. Pecknam, oonu jxyuum,
all of Nemaha county.
The Davis Creamery company, of Sber
wiu Junction; capital stock $1,000. Direc-tors-H.
L. Porter, George Brown, m.
Starkweather, H. H. Harper and lrgil
Bell, of Sherwin Junction, and Ellis Dav
wicnn onH 3nTTiiif1 Ollincer. of Hallowell.
The Scotch Yeoman Horse Breeding as
sociation, of Welda; capital stock. d,o00
Directors-J. E. Wolf and E. A. Nakes, of
Welda, S. Houston and S. D. Ferguson, of
Colony, and C, H. Johnston, of U est
phalia. A , ,
The Western Terra Cotta and Pressed
Brick company, of Kansas City; capital
stock $50,000. Directors-F. C. oestmey
er. of Bethel, Kan.; W. E. Barnhard and
Winfield Freeman, of Kansas Cit3-, Kan.;
H. P. Langwortby, T. Ii. Pres, V. P.
Langworthy and George C. Sasc, of Kan
sas City, Mo. . ,.
The Pittsburg Co-operative assoaation,
of Crawford county. Directors llham
Reed, Cherokee: X. M. Pcavey, D J.
Acklin. James Geller, W. P. Woughton
and Hazel J. Smith, Pittsburg. Capital
F. Walter and D. Baxter.
ITEMS FROM KIOWA.
Kiowa, Kan., May 24. Special Corres
pondence. The heaviest rain of the sea
son commenced last night and continued
until 4 o'clock this morning. This will
settle the wheat crop question for Barber
county this season. Farmers report fields
that harvested 32 and 35 bushels last year,
in better condition now than a year ago.
Resubmission is the topic of conversa
tion and argument on every street corner
and place where loungers congregate.
From observing the glass boxes at the
postofiice the daily distribution of the
Wichita Eagle exceeds in number all the
other dailies that come to Kiowa.
Four families arrived here yesterday
from Grand Lodge, Mich., the forerunners
of a colonv of twenty-ttve familes who are
on the wav to this point, to await the
opening of the Cnerokee strip.
The G. A. R.. post and all old solmers
are to tura out on Decoration day in
parade martiaied in cavalry style. Judge
Ellis, Medicine Lodge, will be the orator
of the day.
TERRIFIC HAIL IN ROOKS.
Plainville, Kan., May 24. Very heavy
rams visited this county last, nicht, virtu
ally saving gram. A terrific hail storm
prevailed in southwestern Rooks county,
extending a mile wide and eight mil5
long. Stones two inches in diaraeter fell,
killing small animals, destroying crops
and nearly demolishing buildings. The
high school building here was struck by
lishtmngand damaged to the extent of
PRAYING FOR RAIN,
Atchison, Kan., May 24. A meeting has
been called tonisht as Woodstock, Rooks
count r. on tho Missouri Pacific railroad.
in Uie" Solomon valley to offer prayer for
The Industrial oo-operative assuumi-iuu,
Arkausas City. Directors u. jl.
M. I. Stalk, r. w. stoneKing, y.
"On fame's eternal camping ground,
Their silent tents are spread;
But glory guards with solemn round,
The bivouac of the dead."
REVISION OF THE CONFESSION OF
A Committee to Consider the Matter
Appointed by the Presby
So Alterations to be Made Impairing the
Doctrine Taught in the Con
fession, The Proposed Changes to be Submitted to
the Next General Assembly Divorce
Under Discussion in the Methodist
Conference South Religious
SARATOGA, N. Y., May 24. In the gen
eral assembly of the Presbyterian church
today Dr. Erskine, chairman of the com
mittee on method of revision, read the re
port of his committee as follows:
To the moderator and members of the
general assembly Your committee re
spectfully reports that they have unani
mously agreed upon the following pream
bles and resolutions, the adoption of which
Whereas, The last general assembly di
rected an overture to be transmitted to the
presbvteries in these words: First, do you
desire" a revision of the confession of faith?
Second, if so, in what respects and to what
Whereas, It appears from the report of
the special committee appointed to can
vas the answers of the presbyteries to
said overture that 734 presb3'terie3 have
answered "yes" to the first question; there
fore, Resolved, first, That a committee com
posed of one member of the assembly from
each synod, towit, nineteen ministers and
ten elders, be appointed by the moderator
to nominate to this assembly a committee
consisting of fifteen ministers and ten
elders, which shall be willed "the assem
bly's committee on revision of the con
fp'cinn of faith." which committee
when constituted by tho general
assembly shall consider the suggestions
made bv the presbyteries in their answers
to the second of the above questions and
formu' ate to the general assembly of lf-91,
such alterations and amendments to the
confession of faith as in their judgment
mav be deemed desirable.
Ppcond. This committee on revision shall
meet at the call of a temporary chairman,
to be named by the moderator of this gen
eral assembly, aud shall upon meeting ap
point their own permanent chairman and
shall have power to fill Tacancie?.
Third, This committee on revision is in
structed to meet at an early date, not later
than October 1, 1SP0, and diligently to pur
sue its work that it may report promptly
at the meeting of the general assembly in
IS91. And t . t
Whereas, Sixty-eight presbyteries have
answered "no," to the first five of the
above questions and sixty-nine presby
teries of those answering "yes" have ex
presslv said that they desire no change m
the confession of faith to be made that im
pairs the integrity of the system of doc
trine taught therein, therefore.
Resolved, That this committee on re
vision b and is hereoy msiruciea tnat
thev shall not propose any alterations or
amendments that will in anv way impair
the intezritv of the reformed or calvinistic
system of doctrine taught in the confession
of faith. All of which is respectfully sub
mitted. , .
Ebenezep. Erskine, Chairman.
Francis L. Patton.
James H. Torbet, Committee.
The report was adopted by a rising vote,
unanimously, after which the doxology
was sung with a will and the moderator
offered a Drayer of thanksgiving.
The moderator appointed the nominating
committee of nineteen ministers and tea
pHrw at once, naming Dr. William C.
Roberts, a member from Illinois, a char-
man. This committee was cauea oy lta
chairman to meet tonight to nominate the
permanent committee. The report will
probably be giTfcn Monday. Dr. Rob
erts said that the ove-tures of
twenty presbyteries in favor of the new
concensus creed should be referred to a
committee of nine who shall invite the co
operation of the former body in preparing
a short, clear, comprehensive statement or
the points m which all reformed chnrches
are agreed to substitute for the supplement
to the Westminster conversion.
The motion, after much cuscaskm as to
its scope and effect, was passed by a large
The committee on chorea unity present
ed sbeir report- Emphasis T 11 upon
federalization as the priaciple on which
evaagelicsd Christians can bow co-operate.
After the peratanexu eomasiute had
bees appointed the coeTcatkw adjocrawi
': until Hoadar.
DIVORCE CONSIDERED BY METH
ODISTS. St. Louis, Mo., May 24. Another death
was announced in the general conference
of the M. E. church South, this morning.
Rev. J. E. Mann, of Xewburn, X. C, was
taken sick on Thursday and was sent to
St. Luke's hospital, whero he died last
The conference received a communica
tion from the national reform association
addressed to the bishops and dele
gates, calling their attention to
the question of divorce, and ask
ing some action such as would aid in
the elevation of public action on the sub
ject. Rev. Samuel Rogers, of Baltimore,
prepared and presented a response m the
form of a resolution. The resolution was
that the Methodist Episcopal church South
recognized but one (the scriptural) cause
of divorce, aud that it will rejoice m the
day when the laws of all states accord
with the law of the church in the matter.
ONLY PLAIN JUSTIQE.
Justice Miller Tells Why He Joined in
Des Moines. la., May 24. Justice Miller,
of tho United States "supreme court, has
been criticised by many people in this
state for joining in the "original package"
decision. Rev. J. H. Tetter, a Methodist
clergvman at Oskaloosa, and a personal
friend of the justice, has received irum
him the following letter on the subject:
"I regret to find that you aro in trouble
about my concurrence in tho recent de
cision of the supreme court in regard to
tho salo of goods imported from abroad or
from apother state in the original pack
ages. I venture to hope that I shall not
wholly forfeit your esteem because in obe
dience to that sense of consciencious duty
which I have no doubt prompts you in
this matter I have felt bound to follow
the decision made by this court more than
sixtv years ago, which has never been
doubted or disputed from that day to this
and that decision in addition to being a
decision of this court was one which fell
from the lips of the greatest constitutional
lawyer that this government ever had. It
was based upon a construction of the con
stitution of the United Suites. This con
stitution has not been alterea since anu
the judgment of the court has remained
without question from that day tothis.now
sixtv-threo years ago. If my views of the
true meaning of the constitution of tho
United States, in a question before me as
a judge of one of the courts of the country,
ciimiiil mmnol mn to differ from the whole
world I should do it as courageously as I
have no doubt you would stand by any
doctrine which you believe to be taught in
the Holy Bible. If I should believe every
thing which vou believe on the subject of
prohibition I must still follow the consti
tution of the United States until it is
changed by those who have authority to
DAIRYMEN AGAINST '"ORIGINAL PACK
AGES." Chicago, 111., May 24. The "original
package" question is arousing great in
terest among the producers of thus city
and the country at large owing to tho
effect its settlement will have upon dairy
interests. It is claimed by tho dairymen
ti,nf. rttonmnrfjirine manufacturers can
take advantage of the decision and ship
their imitation butter into New York and
other states in defiance of existing laws
which under certain conditions prohibit
the sale, thus injuring greatly the pro
ducers of the genuine product. The dairy
men, it is claimed, do business on so slen
in. ii mnrcinfi ns to make competition with
olemargarine impossible. Six months ap
plication of the original package to the
oleomargarine trade would, it is asserted,
ruin two-thirds of the dairy men now do
ing business in the state of New York and
the same interest in other states would
sutTer equally. Such beinjj the case, the
National Dairymen's association has de
termined to take the matter in hand and
niBke a fight against "original packages
of any and all kinds. Accordingly the
legislative committee of tho association
has arranged to hold a meeting early in
June when plans for an active campaign
will be arranged.
PACKAGE DEPOTS IN PENNSYLVANIA.
Pittsburg, Pa., May 24. Original pack
age houses were opened at Apollo and
Leichburg. both local option towns, thw
afternoon by William Silverman, agent for
the Cincinnati Brewing company. A com
mittee of citizens appointed at a general
meeting last night met again this evening
nml (Willed to enter suit against Silver
man on Monday for violation of tho state
liquarlaws. Silverman says ho will re
fuse bail if arrested and if the case is de
cided in his favor will hold the committee
for damages. Ab a result of the industry
the streets were filled with drunken men
tonight. There is great excitement and
the sentiment is pretty nearly evenly di
vided. PARTY STRIFE IN SOUTH DAKOTA.
Yankton, S. Dak., May 24. The politi
cal campaign will be fought between now
and the date of tho Republican state con
vention, August 27. It will be a strife
within the party. The Democrats are not
strong enough to accomplish anything in
state affairs. Three element of the Re
publican party the prohibitionists, anti
prohibitionists and the Farmers' Alliance
will struggle for supremacy. The can
didates are many. There is a disposition
nr, rho njirt, nf the Farmers' Alliance and
the Prohibition Republicans to unite their
strength and shut out those opposed to
Strong opposition is developing to the
nomination of Senator Moody. Mr. Ed
aTi run i Tint fX
win Vaneise, of Deadwoou, ana iiugu J.
Campbell are his most formidable adver
saries and are stronsly identified with the
friends of prohiBitiou. Congressmen
Gifford and Pickler will lie the targets
for a ho'-t of candidates. The former's de
feat is predicted and it U unlikely that he
will continue in the race. Attorney Gen
eral Dillard, ot Scotland, W. E. Tipton, of
Armour, John L. Jollcy. of Vermillion,
John R. Gamble, George II. Hand and L.
B. French, of Yankton, are mentioned as
possible candidates for congrewi.
The mort important Mde isue of the
campaign will be the location of the per
manent'seat of government. Last year
Pierre received lO.Ow majority a toe per
manent capitaL It is ahead of the rae at
THE PROGRAM AT OTTAWA.
Ottawa, Kah., May JM. The eecratary
of the Ottawa Chautauqua has completed
the program for the twelfth annual otukM.
June 17. The following are the names of c; .,.. rT,iTrr.i .,
the lecturers and instructors of national mora will coin. J0
reputation: Rev. F. W. Gtmeanltw, D D . Tlu. nniK rc?lk?l,1 V S5 X
pC Colonel George W. Bain, Ken- Turner faalL A rucokn b hcM at
SkTiS V. Kcit NWj Walrus grove wnichwlUbro to
Yrky;iv klLConwell, D. D, Ph.l-, a variety of " ISW
delDhiarv J C Price, D. I). North i wtenta exertf-ve hy the chUrtrea d
CarollaaTr R, H Patoer. Nw York, UoOg wiUi foU d broadaworda and
Rv George" W. "filler. D D.. Kan- wrestling by the adoitj. Tte r ertW
(Sr Pr. Gooree C Lartaotr, will laka phw at Tonier hallitowlay
if D ChtocoT Profevr H. S ' awl th prt U1 b aardad la jtta
Jacobv Pennvania: Leland Powers, of , erming. W hall ta harf.oalr
extent R, B. Hayav. Gnoral ratedwith lj -?
r: . ' .
tSAVk. Hoi William Waraar, r.
OTms,wlr-in-cliii!f of the G. A. H.
Governor L U. Humphrey, Kaosia; Hon.
Iro F Collia. department coaxaanda.
Kansas: Yr. J. S. Horlbut, D B., N
York; Rev. D. C. Miller, president, 7An
battan. More teats have beo taken u -
on any former year, the grotuxn r.u
bnikiinss are greatly iaiprovd and er-r;
thing ready for th opeciag.
SHOT HIMSELF IN TBH NECK.
OlaTJHU Kaa.. May 'M. AttsBitas 3SM.
a5d 19. on of Loete Mail, a wathy
fanner utik six rauea we oi , w
mntd ixuciSe law. aigfet hj bfaetxiag 1
df in the neck with a ahot smb. nm
man of exceUest eEaraetec fl
hfe act can oaly bs aceoad for m t
theory of tamjwwary iBHtait y. lm m& e
beaa ui sol aezith lot two rftets prior to
A BfflDEE PLOT.
Providential Rain Alone SaTCS
TYholc Blocks in. the City
A Terrible Dynamite Bomb Pound at tho
Base of the Haymarket Monu
ment The Old Peeling of Revolution Again at
High Pitch Among tho Pollovrexs of
Mostr Dr. Hatler, of Missouri, Con
victed of a Murder in the Ter
ritory Committed Twenty
Years Ago The
Chicago, 111., May 24. ThenightofMny
4, 1SS6, the date of the anarchist riot, was
called to mind this morning with a start
ling vividness by the discovery of unmis
takable traces of an attempt to blow up
tho Haymarkot monument and the sur
rounding buildings with a gigantic charge
of dynamite. A policeman passing near
the monument saw at its baso what ap
peared to be a roll of black cloth tied with
a small rope. He,. investigated and found
tied up in a piece of black cloth, a tin can
about twelvo inches long and four inclu
in diameter. The vessel was ovidontly
full of some subtauce and weighed
about ten pounds. In tho top
of the can was a small hole about
three eighths of an iuch in sizc.from which
ho pulled the rope. Beside the can lay
several nieces of the string which bod
crumbled beneath the touch.
It was the fuse. The iowder within had
burned out, leaving the outer coverlug
intact but very brittle. The fuso was in a
dozen pieces and apparently been soaked
with Kerosene, On tho step approaching
the base of the statue was found an u
lighted piece of the fuse, to one end of
which was attached a small dynamite cap.
This when tried with firo flashed readily.
It is believed that the heavy raiu of last
night prevented an explosion which ac
cording to the police must have blown up
up several blocks.
The can with its dreaded contents and
pieces of burned fuse were turned over to
central officers, who took it to tho power
company's office, where nn oxport mado
an examination. Tho can contained a
composition. 50 per cent of which was
nitroglycerine, aud would have mnde a
terrible explosion had the fire reached it.
The fuse was of the kind ordinarily used.
Nothing but the timely shower of rain
prevented tho plot lwing successfully real
ized. Detectives have been detailed to tlnd
out tho nuthors of tho plot.
Chief of Polico Marsh was seen and
questioned by a reporter lu legartl to tho
matter. "Have you had any intimation
that the anarchists had Ixolf secretly or
ganizing of late or that any attoinnt had
been made to revive tho old spirit oC
anarchy?" was asked. -
"Just at this moment I Should prefer
not to answer that question." roplkd tho
chief, "if this attempt should prove to bo
nothing but a scare, it would bo unndvta
ahle to give the public any foundation for
being alarmed." , , ,
It was learned, however, that there has
been a decided movement on the part oC
the reds of late to resuscitate the old feel
ing of revolution ami to organize Into
lighting bhapc. Special meeliiKS have
been held bv the old group. HorrMort,
whom the old followers of Splo and Par
son now recognize ai lender, ha boen
secretly sending to Chicao circulars urg
ing the followers to organic and prpar
to strike a death blow.
ANOTHER OFFICER SUSPENDED.
v . .- a rmr Mo.. Mjiv iM Chief Clerk
McKim, of the city trea-urer otHca, Uah
been suspended from olttca by tho mayor
pending the investigation now IwIiir mado
into the accounts of Trensurw Paake, who
was suspended a few days ao. a ahortaj
of $20,000 having bfen found In hfa tu
counts. Tho investigating eomndUM M
still at work on the treasurer's book, but
will report Monday tb reult f ito raiu
DR. HATLER CONVICT0.
Ft. Smith, Ark.. May !M.-Dr. W. O.
Hatler, charged with the intmkerof ono
Sloan, an Indian, In the Cbroke natiori
twenty years ago. was today conrtetU l
manslaughter. He la a prominent phyi
cian of rTuswllville. Mo., and te owi
nied by United State Marshal KHuha
Gates, of the Western district of MhMOttri.
ACQUITTED OF MURDSR.
San Fkaxcumx), CaL. May SL-Tbe trial
ot John F. Naugatoa, wtrretary of tb
Guaranty Endowment aoint4on, wao
ihot and killed M. M. Hmt. rke nraiMoafc
j of the company, la Z'kLH'
i eluded yesterday and reaultad ia the
quittal of the dafandant.
SHOT BY A LUNATIC
Chicago. 111., May W.-Tho Hon Father
Stepbea Si. Barrett, of St. Stephni
Roman Catholic chnreh, who wt jhot
at evening by a mantae named PairfcX
Kaady, died this znornin;. Kaady baa lor
some time been iaae.
INDICTED FOR ELECTION FRAUDS.
CMITAOO, IIL. May- Th icnuMl Jttrr
returned a Joint indictment tkteawatax
acainat twenty-fight aUeeed aowapimton
MISSOURI VALLEY TURNERS.
Kaxaa Citt, Uaf May 34.-Tbwaatr:
second aanoal festival of thm turner'
waetim (d tb Mimanri raJky district
compriainK St. Jpl. Atcnlaon. Irt-h
worth and A-dalia. opAd here UU
About tbr; hondred delegate froa tho
m i V ...MtM! . mr IUMIf WWIMirtrfl
j tbetrhof attBt to mmh tkm ap-
V. H.0IB6OW DAO.
HtOAX. Kan.. May SI W. H. Ofh, of
ibu coonty. diad wa&Amltj at Mottae. H
cMijttjr. bxet sight, ppcUy of har5
.(.mm. II ha Lean te pctactpal Joaa
, azot for thin coast? Xorf-rrwal years and.
-Am of tne pconlftM asctnx w &
ern Kama. Mr. G4b-oa w. & "
prt4es of the Ftrat X atkmal bk at
&owni. Hahwva fava laaaUy vril
Tmxma, Wa;. ? M.-(itm op Frsn
eta Tai ceotpteUtt ri mtamaA tbf
world tkfc. ewmiag. arrtria hre at 7
o'clock. Tka tbna torn mmt t
was m eai-o, IS a n S vAmmum id 2 1&