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TTICHITA, KANSAS, SATURDAY 3T0EX1XG AUGUST 16, 1890.
WHOLE NO. 1954:
HOUSE ADOPTS THE
noma's Relief Measure.
An Effort to Eevrve Campaign Peeling
Denounced by Both Sides and Ig
nored by the Speaker.
The Senate Begins Work on the Eiver
and Harbor Bill The Price Paid for
Silver to be Made Public Here-
after Capital Hotes.
"WASHC'CTOX, August 15. Mr. Belden,
of Xew York, made another unsuccessful
effort to secure the passage of the senate
bill sranting leave of absence of per diem
employe in the custom service, Mr. Kerr,
of Iowa, assuming the roll of objector in
The houe then proceeded to a considera
tion of The conference report on the Indian
ppropriatiou bill, which was presented by
Mr. Perkins, of Kansas.
Mr. Cannon, of Illinois, criticised the
report as being the most extraordinary one
which had ever been submitted during his
experience in the house. "When the bill
was first submitted to the house he had
conceived it to be his duty to raise a point
cf order asainst it aggregating an appro
priation of $330,000. These items had been
stricken out. The senate had agreed to
amendments aggregating $1,200,000. The
house had non-concurred in these amend
ments. Then this strange thing happened:
The conference report carried the full
HmcKint of the bill as it passed the house
with the full amount of the senate amend
ments and $12,000 more. The bill created
h number of new olhces and increased a
number of salaries.
Mr. Sayres. of Texas Have not many
new offices been created all along the line?
Mr. Cannon Yes. but not so many as
were created two years ago. "We have not
caught up with our Democratic friends
yet, but we are ohasing them mighty close.
As reported from the conference com
mittee, continued Mr. Cannon.the bill was
unwise, extraordinary, unexampled, ex
travagant and ought not to be passed.
After considerable debate Mr. Springer
Uioved to recommit the bill to the commit
tee on Indian affairs. Lost yeas 4o, nays
115, the speaker counting a quorum.
Mr. Springer then moved to lay the bill
upon the table.
Mr. Thomas, of "Wisconsin, made the
point that the motion was a dilatory one
and this paint was sustained by the
Mr. Springer I appeal from the de
cision The speaker declined to recognize the
The conference report was then agreed to
and the house resumed consideration of
the Nat McKay bill, the question being on
irs reference to the committee on claims.
Thi was rejected yeas 45, nays 102, the
speaker counting a quorum.
Pending further consideration of the
Mc Kay bill, Mr. Cannon of Illinois, by ,
UiiaUUliUU.1 UUUL3-UU liilCU UU tUC aCUiUC
faint resolution nrovidintr that the lines- I
pended balance of the appropriation for
the aid of the Mississippi flood sufferers
shall be used to aid the destitute persons
i i Oklahoma.
After the adoption of an amendment
I roviding that the money shall be dis
b.ired under the direction of the secretary
C'l war. tne joint resolution was paseu.
A vote was then taken on the passageof
the Mcivay bill, which resulted in veas 77.
nays 50, no quorum, and a call of the house 1
was oruereu uu& laiiea to ueveiop a
Mr. Thomas, of Wisconsin, offered a res
olution directing the sergeant-at-arms to
arrest absent members.
Mr. Baker, of New York, created some
I ttle excitement by offering a substitute
therefor, a resolution respecting the edi
torial appearing in the New York Sun of
tins morning upon the declaration of Rocer
Q Mills, of Texas, that "this (Washing
ton! is noplace for me. The campaign is
Scarcely had the clerk began to read the
jTeimble when he was interrupted by pro
tects from both sides of the house.
Mr. Dockery, of Missouri, was the first
to put in his earnest protest against the
reading of the preamble and the speaker
suggested to Mr. Baker that he had better
ithdraw it. But this Mr Baker declined
to do, insisting that tne resolution accom-
ranyiny the preamble was in order and
tn it the preamble was perfectly germane i
ii tr rvir - ,-
Mr. Heard, of Missouri, indicnantlv re-
nuned the gentleman from New York" that
Mr Mills wno paired with Mr. McKinlev
and Mr. Sayres, of Texas, with as much
ndignation suggested to the gentleman
r he propriety of taking care of his own
Mr. Baker submitted that his resolution
was in order and ought to be read and the
preamble printed in the Record.
Mr. Baker said that if the speaker de
sired it he would withdraw his preamble
with pleasure, but the resolution was in
The clerk then read the resolution,
t hich revokes all leaves of absence except
'-oe granted for illness, or to Roger Q.
M JIs and others employed like him in an
Before the reading of the resolution was
r. mipleted Mr. Gear, of Iowa, rose and ob-
jt?' red to the clerk proceeding, and his
I'jecnon was echoed by Republicans and
Mr. McMilIin. of Tennessee, hoped that
the gentleman would withdraw the reso
lution. Had he forgotteu that on a nre-
tus occasion a resolution offered bv him
L id been returned by a vote of the house
The speaker (disregarding entirelv Mr.
r.i.ers resoiunom put tne question on
Mr Thomas" resolution and dilatorv
t.ictics were resorted to until 5 o'clock
when the house took a recess, the evening
session to be for the consideration of
private pension bills.
Mr. Quay Corrects Erroneous Eeports of
Washington. Augut 15. Mr. Quay
made a personal explanation as to a re
n: irk attributed to him in the press re
r irts of the Republican caucus last night.
He had been reported as saying that he'did
E.t wish to have son hern members of the
h'Use of representatives yelping at his
heel. urged on b the speaker. He had
nude no such remark and nad made no re
flection on the distinguished presiding of
neer of the other branch of congress.
Mr Hoar expressed the hope that it
wntilduotbe understood that Mr. Quay
felr calied upon to contradict such a state
ment. Other people were also called upon
to contradict mendacious statements, as to
the truth of similar subjects. Senators
knew that the statements as to himself
Mr. Frye moved to proceed to the con
sideration of the river and harbor bill.
Mr. Edmund- demanded the yeas and
nays. The vote was taken and the motion
w -is agreed to yeas 36. nays S, so the sen
ate proceed to the consideration of the
ixver ami harbor appropriati. n bilL Mr.
F jraptoa having asketi Mr. Frye to allow
i in to have a tail taken up for action he
t. sensed Mittself for declining to do so. and
s,:d he had asked the tiuunce committee to
let him have two days for the censidera-
tion of the river and harbor bill, today and
tomorrow, jind that he would ask the sen
ate to remain in session tomorrow until
the bill was finished. He did not feel at lib
erty therefore to yield any time for the
Among the amendments reported by the
committee on appropriations and agreed
to by the senate was the following: In
serting an item of $500,000 for the entrance
to Galveston harbor, Texas.
Amendments making reductions in
items in the house bill to the amount of
S210,C00and increasing items for general
improvements by the amount of 3,131,000
were read and agreed to. The items for
the improvement of the Missouri and
Mississippi rivers were changed to 900,GOQ
ana $3,131,000 reepectively. The provision
for the improvement of Harlem river was
discussed out without action upon it.
The senate adjourned.
PENSIONS FOR KANSANS.
"Washington-, August 15. The follow
ing pensions have been granted Kansans:
Original Benjamin P. Davis, Kerwin;
Gaines "W. Adams, national military
home; Isaac A. "Wiley. Bern; Joseph Scott,
Oswego; "William S. Campbell.Springfield;
Somerset R. Snouffer, Somerset; Or-emus
H. Spencer, Monitor: William Roff, Os
borne; Jackson McFail, Kansas Citv: Eu
gene C. Bellows, Fort Scott; Obadian Wil
liams, Greenleaf; Jonas X. Shuler,
"Wauneta; Charles Richter, Palmer;
George "W. Babcock,Otego; Isaac C. Clark,
Toronto; Thomas Niffress, Ada; William
Stalher, Fort Scott; Asbury Rose, Jewell
City; John Blair, Parsons.
Increase Aaron W. Phillips, Gridlev.
Reissue John Schneider, Ruble: Will
iam A. Pratt. Marvin; Archibald G.
Buchanan, Abilene; Jesse T. Connett,
Reissue and increase John Shofe, Cot
tonwood Falls; Lafayette Davis, Athens.
Orignal widows, etc. Minor of William
W. Dennis, Atwood: Lucinda E., widow of
iiersnei P. Goodnight. v ellington: :ancy,
widow of Edwin B. Thompson, Welling
ton; Sarah J., widow of Eli Wiltfong,
THE SILVER PURCHASE.
Washington, August 15. The amount
of silver offered to the treasury depart
ment today was 704,000 ounces of which
417,000 were accepted. The director of the
mint refuses to give the price paid, but it
is known to be more than SL14. The silver
purchased today is for delivery at Phila
delphia, San Francisco and New Orleans.
As a result of correspondence with Sec
retary Windom, it was announced at the
treasury department today that today's
offer for the sale of silver were rates rang
ing from -51.14 to 51.5l) and that the de
partment accepted all offers at prices be
low 1.15. It is now understood that here
after the same publicity will be given to
the government s silver as is now given to
its bond operations.
NEW OFFICERS NAMED.
Washington, August 15. The president
today sent the following nominations to
State John F. Gowey, of Washington,
to be consul general of the United States at
Kanawaga. Xeels P. Bornhoer, of Den
mark, now consular agent at Riga, to be
consul of the United States at that place.
War Captain John C. Giluiore, Twenty
fourth infantry, to be adjutant general
with the rank of major. First Lieutenant
George Ruhn, Seventeenth infantry, to be
assistant quartermaster with the rank of
captain. First Lieutenant Oskaloosa M.
Smith, Twenty-third infantrv, to be com
missary of subsistance with the rank of
MEXICAN DRAYMAN PROHIBITED.
TV" A iUTVPTAV A itrtn- "ISC Tlix 4-inriciiviT
department has" sustained the action o"f
han Wn. nFnn-tnrni! i V, ,..-.,- r'K-IH
m ; j.l:u:..- j j .iJ
Tex., in Drohibitincr dravs and other
vehicle&of neavy traffic fronixeoming into
his district from Mexico under contracts
for carrying freight from any warehouses
and depots to Neuvo Laredo, Mexico. The
collector explained his action by saying
tht otherwise Mexican merchants could
contract with their cartmen to do their
hauling cheaper than the regular and
established prices charged by our native
teres of' the latter.
transfer agents and thus injure the in-
PROCTOR ON A TOUR.
Washington, August 15. Secretary
Proctor will leave Washington tonight for
Marblehead, Mass., where ne will remain
with his family until Monday when he
will go to Fort Niagara and Madison Bar
racks. N. Y. At the latter place he will be
joined by General Schotield Thursday or
Friday next. They will also visit and in
spect other military posts along the Cana
dian frontier with a view to their improve
ment and the selection of sites for addi
Washington, August 15. Postmasters
were appointed as follow:
In thelndian territory Colbert, Chicka
saw nation, D. M. Dane, vice John Mal
colm. reMcned: Lebanon. Chickasaw na
tion, J. M. Dorchester, vice John Dorches-
ter. deceased: Peoria, public land strip.
Alary . imnn. vice J . merman, resigned
In KBnsiis Hargrave, Kuh county,
William Newman, vice H. B. Merrell, re
signed. NO TARIFF ON HIS BAGGAGE.
Washington", August 15. Acting upon
a suggestion by the acting secretary of
state the collector of customs at New
York has been instructed to extend the
usual courtesies and facilities in the pass
age of their pergonal buggace to the Comte
de Paris and his sou. the Due d'Orleans.
on their arrival at that port about the end
of next month. This action is based upon
the sallant services of the Comte de Paris
during the war of the rebellion.
FOR THE POSTAL SERVICE.
Washington", August 15. The acting
secretary of the treasury today sent to the
senate a letter transmitting estimates of
appropriations required by various de
partments of the government to comolete
the service for the last fiscal year and for
the prior vears amounting to toi.biJ, and
for the postal service, payable from the ,
postal revenues, amounting to fTS.Sco. !
THEY WILL ATTEND.
WASHIGTO, August 15. Mr. J. A. W.
Grip, the Scandinavian minister, has in
formed the secretary of the navy that he
will attend the ceremonies attending the
embarking of the remains of Captain Eric
son at New York on the 24th.
MILLER AND FAMILY.
WASHTGTOX,August 15. Attorney Gen-
eral Miller and family left W ashmgton to- ,
day for a short visit to Asbury Park, N. 1. j
NEBRASKA'S DEMOCRATIC TICKET. I
Omaha. Neb., Aucust 15. The Demo-'
era tic state convention adionmed at 4 ,
o'clock this morning after placinc in nomi- J
nation the following ticket: For governor,
James E. Bovd. of Omaha: lieutenant
governor, ur Alex. .Beam, ot Nortois; sec-1
retary of state. Frank A. Snracue. of !
Rusnviile; auditor. R. B. Wahlauist. of
riastincs; treasurer. W . H. Cusninc of
Platfcmouth; attorney ceneral. John C. i
Higgins. orGraad Island, commissioner of I
public lands, .iacob Gigler. ot Imperial;
superintendent of instruction, C. D. Rake
straw, of Nebraska City
The platform reaffirms the declarations
of the last national platform, demands
lower tariff, favors the organisation of
labor for its own protection, denounces the
Lodge bill, calls for a liberal pension
policy, declares for free coinage of silver
and favors high licence and local option in
controlling the liqnor traffic.
HANGED FOR MURDER.
Botdtox, Ya., August 15. John Phill
ips, colored, aged 35, whs executed here
today for the brutal murder of Captain
Robert C. Overny, a prominent cirisea of
ATTEMPT TO WRECK AX EXCUR
Ties Wedged Between the Rails on
a Baltimore & Ohio
Two Engineers and an Unknown Tramp
Instantly Elled The Fireman
The Providential Fall of the Wreck to
the Hillside Prevents Great Loss of
Life Over Two Hundred Passen
gers Aboard Crime Notes.
PittsbijEG, Pa., August 15. A dastard
ly attempt was made last night to wreck
an Atlantic City excursion train on the
Baltimore & Onio railroad at a point
twenty miles from this city, where the
road runs along the Youghigheny river
over thirty feet above the water. The at
tempt was parthdly successful and re
sulted in the almost total demolition of
the engine and the death of two engineers
and a tramp. Fortnnately the
passsengers escaped with slight,
cuts and bruises. Their names wrere
Yankee Sullivan, of Pittsburs, one of the
oldest engineers on the road; Daniel Good
win, engineer of the eastern division, who
was riding in the cab; an unknown man,
supposed to be a tramp, riding between
the tender and the baggage car. Fireman
King was painfully but not dangerously
The train, which consisted of three
sleepers and a baggage car was
crowded with excursionists bound
for the seashore. It was late in
getting away from the city and was pro
ceeding at a rapid pace make up lost time.
Near Osceola station, twenty miles south
of this city, an obstruction was encoun
tered. There was a terrible crash and the
engine was thrown over the embankment.
The cars ran along the rails for a distance
of fifty feet, where they fell over on the
west bound track toward the hill side
The engine was completely wrecked. Sul
livan. Goodwin and the tramp were crush
ed beneath the timbers and were killed
almost instantly. King, the fireman, was
thrown into a tree thirty feet away and es
caped with serious bruises. The sleepers
were not badly damaged, but the pass
engers were badly frighted. All escaped,
however, with a" few bruises and slighc
cuts from broken glass.
An investigation showed that a
deliberate and nendish attempt had been
made to wreck the train. Four ties- had
been placed securely between and on the
rails. Fortunately "the work of the wreck
ers was frustrated by the cars falling on
the west bound side. If they had followed
the engine and gone over the embankment
into the river the loss of. life would have
The theory advanced as to the motive of
the wreckers is that they intended to wreck
a high class freight train which usually
E receded the Pacihc express. Last night,
owever, the first sectiou of the express
was sent out ahead of the freight train.
The express train had over 200 passengers
and was made up of six sleepers and a bag
gage car instead of three sleepers.
KILLED HIMSELF AND WIFE.
Lincoln Neb., August 15. At North
Platte last night Ed. Newman shot his
wife and then "" turned the weapon upon
himself. Both were instantl y killed. The
only cause known for the deed is that the
woman went to a show the night previous
contrary to the wishes of her husband.
AN ADDRESS TO STRIKERS.
Albany. N. Y".. August 15. The strikers
today published the following:
To all comrades, greeting: Owing to the
fact that the press of the country to a
large extent are misrepresenting our
cause, the executive board of D."A. 346
have resolved to isue daily, semi-official
bulletin of the exact condition of affairs
as they exist at the time of .such issue, the
same to be forwarded to our district
assemblies along the road by the first
mail. The condition at present is a great
improvement on the strike as it stood '
at 7 o'clock p. m., of August 5.
The best feeling prevails all alonghe line. I
all our members being hopeful and re-1
maining staunch and true to the cause, j
Reports which are constantly being re-1
ceived here that the company are moving
ireight as well as passengers, are entirely
untrue and none i being moved
airtnr I hop efill rafnea fn CLitfi oil
shipments of freight offered them, which
entirely disapproves Mr Webb's aser-
l tions. The effort of the company to incite
j our people to riot and violence by employ
i ing Pinkerton men with ciub- and Vin
j cheaters has so far been an utter failure.
Caution all of our brothers to remain firm
! and vicilant and all will soon end in our
I Two additional bulletins ported b
1 strikers read: "The situation is stil
f jm. '
provinir. Reports from all points indicate ,
rkut thu miii t-rt- iknf Unciom n I T I
Large meetinssare beinsr held at all points!
Piihlio oninion inrreiisinsr in our fnvnr ,
and offers of financial assistance are pour
ing from all aides, which tends to make
the situation extremelv encouraging."
THE NEW YORK SITUATION.
New York. August 15. At noon toda,v
Mr Webb said the affairs of the road
mat ne naa asKea tne governor to cau out
tne minria to eontroi matters at .tast ana no product at higher figures than he could
" Albany. before. It has not helped the consumer be-
Cxeneral superintendent oorhees said cause pork is no cheaper than before,
he bad received many applications tor re- t ! haVe ventured upon no word of com
lustatement from the old men. Their plaint against vour dutv on pork whieh in
cases would be considered. fate vears von "have more than doubled.
Mr. Powderly sent a dispatch stating I Ye "lix our own duties from our own
The strikeIre jubilanT over Mr. Pol I
tnat ne wouin arrive here this evening.
r IUK. wu u- ;UU i.Tui.ui uieu wiHitu nave already maae vou win allow me to dispute he sanl.
the property ot the New York Central! rail-1 suggest that in our varied experience.: '"I think there has been a great deal of
road, and his recruiting omce at 61 Broad-1 on thl5 subject it has been found that nonsense talked about it. I nave not eea
way was well hlied thia morning with ap- j lower duties often produce greater the commumcatioas that have pas-ed be
plicants who came in response to the ad- ( revenues th.a bish ones. They permit a tween the American and English gorera
vertisement for men for snecial dutv. Fall i,rrii ,mr.-.,-.,-;, arhth r. -. m0nt rkot kar kst. nnWLKi i t An.
nfty recruits were engaged. They were ,
tacen in a round-about way to the rear of '
Central drpot. The
this compear was
Thev were a" touch
men that would
a had nght if they cot into a conflict. Be- ;
fore starting the men from 65 Broadway, ,
Pinkerton made an address in which he
saiu ii tac wra receive neir equip-
ments when they arrived at their desrina-
tion. "lou are not sent out to kill peo-
Pie - ne saw, nut it your
lives are m
danger you know what to da You must
not go out expecting a picnic because
there wid be hard work
hours, ion. win naruiy be awe to get
boarding houses, bnt we will feed you and !
take care of you. Obey orders o your ;
caDtain and you'll cet voar nav. '
One of the men encased'yebterday was
formerly "bouncer" in a laro" bank and the
whole crowd looked as thoush they would
not hesitate at any undertaking
STRUCK FOR THEIR WAGES
Chicago. I1L. August 15, All of the
switchaiea employed by the Wabash Rail
way company ra Chicago struck tat? after
noon aad not a wheel is turning. About
9D0 men left their aosts. eomaleceJT .-loo
ping all traffic Tfce trouble is ver the
nes-nayaent cf wares. It has beea cei- f
tomary to pay the employes of the road on
the 15th of each month, but this month
the paymaster in St. Louis held two days
later so that without rushing matters he
could not reach Chicago until Monday
next. This was communicated to the
yardmaster, who in turn notified the men
this afternoon. As soon as they heard the
news the switchmen left their posts, com
pletely tying up the road.
THE BUFFALO STRIKE DEAD.
Buffalo, N. Y.. August 15. General
Master Workman Powderly. Secretary J.
W. Hayes, and J. J. Holland, all members
of the executive board of the Knights of
Labor, arrived here early this morning
over the Michigan Central and took the
Lackawanna for the east at 9 o'clock.
They did not consider it worth while to re
main any rime in Buffalo.
District Master Workman Lee is also
supposed to be here, but if he came to put
new life into the Buffalo strikers he came
too late. The strike is dead here beyond
resurrection. The switchmen decided last
night that they would remain at work.
This morning a visit was paid to the head
quarters of the strikers but the place was
MOROCCO DRESSERS OUT.
LYNN, Mass., Aucust 15. At .present
their sre fully 600 "morocco dressers in
Lynn without employment and by the end
of the week this number will have reached
1,500. As soon as the manufacturers
learned of the strike at Moulton's factory
they proceeded to discharge their finishers
and today many others have been obliged
to leave. The strike, while nominally in
the Moulton factory, is practically general
The manufacturers will yield to no de
mands and will hold a meeting to adopt a
general policy for the fight.
FJREMEN IN SESSION.
Utica. N. Y., August 15. The executive
board of locomotive firemen have been in
session today in this city. They met be
hind bolted doors and no one has been
found who will divulge any part of the
proceedings. Firemen from other roads
than the Central are present at the
TEE PBENGH PSOHTBITIOF.
Minister Eeid's Argument With, that Na
Washington, August 15. In compliance
with the resolution of the senate of last
July calling for all correspondence not
already submitted to congress and now in
the department of state, touching the ef
forts made by the government to secure
the modification or repeal by the French
government of its decree of 1SS1 prohibit
ing the importation into France of
American pork and kindred American
products, the president today sent to the
senate a letter from the acting secretary
of state on the subject together with a
large volume of correspondence between
Minister Reid and Secretary Blaine begin
ning July, 1SS9.
The acting secretary in his letter of
transmittal states that the correspondence
discloses the impoi-jnt fact that the
French government now practically places
it exclusion of our pork products upon
economic instead of sanitary grounds.
As thi policy of exclusion, says
Mr. Wharton, as a measure for the
protection of the domestic products of
France is applied only to the United
States, the department ha? not failed to
protest against the discrimination as un
just. The correspondence is quite voluminous,
including statements by the secretary of
agriculture to the secretary of state of the
prohibitive edicts and regulations, bat the
most important portion Is contained in a
long letter addressed by Mr. Reid to
M. Ribot, on July 3, last. Mr. Reid
reminds the minister that he
is waiting for the fulfillment of assurance
unofficial ly given by M. Vignaud In con
nection with the McKinTeg'-aaministrative
bilL He says: "While the belief was
current that this course would be speedily
taken, the house of representatives voted
ro remove the existing dutv of 30 per cent
on pictures and statutes. Seeing now that
it is not taken and beginning to believe
that it will not be, the senate committee
has already amended the tariff bill byreim
posing this duty and there is danger
that the senate will approve tfieir action.
It is only candid to explain that the ma
jority of the senators and representatives,
including especially those from the greac
corn growing and pork producing states,
regard the attitude of France as withont
warrant in fact and unfriendly. This old
and growing feeling arises unlike your re
cent complaints about our tariff bills,
from no mere objection to the size of the
duty you choose to impose although with
in recent years you have greatly increased
it, or to minor details in your custom
house. It springs trom a grievance more
enous and deep-seated, your persistent j
discrimination in favor of the products of
Germany, Italy, England and other coun
tries against those of your historic friends
which you absolutely prohibit on the
charge of their bad quality.
"We ask the repeal of this prohibition
"- "" a,v'" "l uinxv. j-'
or naKea justice too long
utitii.u. .&-. ....11.4.J .. .i... .uiwiuui'.uK.
are nest ana most enuurmg wnen tney
rest upon a basis of mutual good will and
mutual interest. Of the mutual good
will in the case of our countries, there is
happily no donbr; the world has seen more
than a. century's evidence of it, but I
would like to show that the action we
now ask is in the equal interest of the two I
countries: that it is greatly to the benefit 1
of France and that it is especially in the '
interest ot the very classes m i: ranee for '
vlchu W1e, government always cheer- '
hes the most solicitude and care and to-
whicl? a , republican
Mr. Reid then shows that France has
lost in duties during the years of exclusion
of American pork 56.000,000 francs. This
exclusion, he says, has deprived French
steamers of a valuable line of freight; has
deonred the French of a profitable trade
J and has deprived poor pebpie of a cheap
an(i highly prized article of food. In re-
ne aid, because he can now sell
r, of the nnhli neds and can not tux
Ixmion to Pyour do
considering large adv
a1vanv xrhili rmn
dutv checks or destrovs. Precisely for i
That reason our house of reoresentatives
has now voted so advance certain duties, j lor seai-ffehery. which I think both pow
to reduce an exees--ive revenue. Ia view j ers in their own interest will readily
of the fact that the production of salt pork j arree udoo. The question is, whether
in France dota not meet the demand i the Bearing sea saall be considered
and that your
ctssive, it can
revenue is not ex- 1 a mare chtcsum. I think it sheer noo
not in this case be ! sense for any gavernattsat to ask to
your interest any more than in i
q iq iaipo-e
imTvwp a dntv which worH .
duty w faica
check importation from the country which
has the Lin-it nn!!v and am furnish it
at th lowt rat '
Mr. Reid suzgests that if France should
persist in eTcludinc American pork lb'
United States might decade to exclude cer-
min French wines, a large amount of
which are now imported by America, on
account of rh alceruoss d ff
chemicals used in them.
In cooctasHKL, Mr. Reid saya: "But I
refuse to follow that thought. KeeslT a?
we feei the indefeasible aature o your i
decree, we are most auxiou- to avoid even a
suggestion of possible retaliation. That is
a nath not to be entered lightly or witaout
full considerarioe of the mutual injuries
to wrhieh it may lead. The business of
dipiomates at any rate i- to mass trade
easier aad national relations more cordiaL
not to embitter them. We prefer ta are-
sa e " aad rarr ajou French goad
will, French e:fee snd.Frecc sagacity.-
THE SITUATION KETIEWED BY A
Both Barillas and Ezeta Desirous
of Making Peace If
Guatemala's President Eemarkably Popu
lar Among His People and theiForeign
ers Strenh of the Armies.
Cause of Manendea' Death Still a Mooted
Question Guatemala's Prosperity
Great Kew3 from the Orient
Joseph Chamberlain Inter
viewed Poreim Matters.
San Francisco, Angust 15. William
Liebes. for the past eighteen years a resi
dent of Guatemala, was amonc the pass
engers on the steamer San Juan, just ar
rived from that troubled republic In the
course of a short interview he mentioned
the fact that he knows President Barillas,
of Guatemala, and also General Moran,
of San Salvador, and is therefore
in a position to give both sides of
the troubles as they have progressed thus
far. Both peoples are now desirous of
peace, and both are in a position to carry
on the war if necessary. President Barillas
would make a treaty willing if the terms
were honorable, though he has ample
means to carrv on the war. At the pres
ent time there are at least 25,000 additional
Guatemalan troops ready to go to the front.
Just before Mr. Liebes left he was the
witness of a scene which demonstrated
the popularity of Barillas in a remarkable
degree. He has always shown great par
tiality to foreigners and a few days ago
thirty of them all volunteered their ser
vices as his body guard. "When the presi
dent called for tunds to supply the soldiers
with food and clothing, $1,000,000 was sub
scribed and , paid up in four days, many
foreigners contributing, and a German
named Grodewald not only .gave 100,00,
but offered his personal services as a sol
dier as well.
The Guatemalans, Mr. Liebes says, have
now about 35,000 men on the frontier
and S,000 more went to the front
on July itj. while the Salvadorians have
about 12,000 in the field. There have been
but three battles fought, and in these the
Guatemalans lost about 600 men.
The women in Guatemala are very patri
otic, and are ready to fight like tigresses
for their homes against the invaders, as
was shown when a small frontier village
was sacked by the Salvadorians a fortnight
President Manendez, General Moran
told Mr. Liebes, died of heart
disease. In support of this state
ment he maintained that the presi
dent was ailing for a long time and that
his doctor had kept him in the same room
with him for three months before his
death. The Guatemalans, however, insist
that the Saivadorian chief was poisoned.
Most of the cable reports are unreliable in
Mr. Liebes' opinion, because Salvador con
trols one cable and the Mexican govern
ment the only other one. The treacherv
of General Rivas and the news of his death
are probably the most correctly reported
events of the war.
Speaking of the coffee crop. Mr. Liebes
says that it will soon be ready foi ship
ment and this is one reason why all wish
for a speedv termination of the war. lm
crop represents ,UW sacKs, or 11H,WO.OOO
pounds, and is worth 21,000.000 The
growth of Guatemala has been phenomenal
of late years and ner prosperity remarka-
ble. Americans are found occupying all
prominent positions and are doing much
to develop the resources of a very rich
country. The Germans of Hamburg have
so much confidence in the future of the re
public thac they have invested 12,000,000
marks in three years.
NEWS PEOiE THE 0BIENT.
A Man Euns Amndk and Kills Twelve
Persons Japanese Notes.
S V?; Francisco, August 15. By the ar
rival of the steamship City of Peking
advices from Hong Konc to Jnlv IS, and
from lokonama to .July :s, nave been re
ceived. There are complaints that the tea
trade is going from bad to worse.
United Suites Minister Denby has se
cured a settlement of all American claims
for compensation. Some of these claims
were for destruction of missionary prop
erty in Canton province eignt years ago.
Cholera has broken out on the Turkish
frigate Estongrove at Yokohama.
At Bouthain, in Celebes, a house boy ran
amuck Killing eight per-ons ana mortally
wounding tour more, Besides mjt
several others. He was finally killed.
Thu.Tanan Gazetre nrs dnnncr th Hrt.
half of the present vear fourteen private
hnnks wer established, with camt.tU
aggregatfng S93,000. A a result of the
fcm of Siam's tour through the Malay
provinces live li-htbouses will be built on
the we-t coast
The disappointment at the result of the
recent elections in japan ia wKiespreno.
Qualified men refused to compete with the
young candidates, and the result is that a
majority of the men elected are unknown
to fame. This would tend to bring parlia
ment into disrepute, and would he ued a
an argument by thoe who are oppoted to
a constitutional government.
A cholera epidemic is rapidly gaining
I CUSV iCUUt ICVl
A TALK WITH CHAMBERLAIN.
New York. August 15. Tne Rt Hoa.
.Too. Chamberlain. 3L P , arrived in this
country yesterday for the first time since
he left with his Massachusetts bride. He
came by the record breaker Teutonic, aad
wnth him were bis wife and his son ami
daughter bv a former marriage. In a talk
intb ronnmr xtimit the TU-hrifitr'a 5i.a
understand there are two points at bue.
The one is the onesuou of the dose time
have a sea with an entrance 2tJ zaues la
- width acknowledged as a cksred yea Oar
goTernmen; will not, certainly, niXe ay
such coueeeotoo. But I donoc believe that
this will cause a rupture of the friendly re
lations existing between the two coun
tries." Ireland. Mr. Chamberlain dedared. had
never been ia a better coaditioa laaa bow
He was still opposed to gmag Ireland a
GEORGE AND MA.N'WIMG.
Lottos. August 12. Heary Gorse ku
eveainc addressed a saost eatauaWk-
xaeetiasat Walworth. Ia the oaursc of
kih reauirks he said that he had fcmad
dnrmg hts stay in the oauntry that the
siagte tax principle wa progr-ax at aa
enormous rate in EaztaadC Mr. Gaocsa
also declared that the pro-eeeta warn vwrr
aopeiul for a drauc alfesrasiaa of taw
WW l ii i mm I hum &.
Canfiaal MaauHws at wrJSKsu aw x-
! Trcsaeiy sathede leetr 2 wtSA he de-1
plores the fact that advancing sge and
increasing infirmity will prevent"his"beinsr
present at the funeral of the late Cardinal
Newman, whom he affectionately speaks
of as his dearest friend on fnrrh
CHOLERA AT CAIRO.
CAIKO. August 13. Three cases of chole
ra have been discovered here. One has al
ready proved fataL The appearance of the
disease here has caused intense excite
ment. People of all classes are making
hurried preparations to leave.
WILL WAIT THREE DAYS.
Crrr of Mexico, via Galveston, Angust
15. Special dispatches received here from
San Salvador state that President Ezeta
will await the ODenine of peace negotia
tions three days longer and will then re
open hostilities if necessary.
Prices of Commodities Bising The "Week's
NEWYOBK, August 15. R. G. Dun &
Co.'s Weekly Review of Trade says: The
industries afe doing rather less and the
speculators are doing more. This is the
week's history in brief. The general aver
age of prices 6f commodities is rapidly ris
ing and has advanced more than Sj per
cent during the past week. Wheat has
advanced -i-. cents, oats 1 cent and corn
having been pushed quite high, before the
report appeared, ba since declined 1
cent. Pork is 50 eents per barrel
lower but hogs are coming for
ward in creat number and do not advance.
The exoorts of cram are already affected
by prices, and' of dour and corn ship
ments are less than half those of the saute
week last year. Cotton has fallen off 3-16
cent, but is still so high that purchases
are limited. Coffee has not changed, and
considerable demand for the cheaper
grades is reported. Oil nas nn 2 cents.
The wool manufactures shows no
improvement, and many makers ex
press growing discust at the scanti
ness of purchases except for the
chenoer cranes. Wool does not advance
and the heavy imports of goods continue-.
Dry goods jobbers note that eastern and
western buyers are more numerous in this
market than usual, but while cotton goods
are well sold up the demand for woolens
is only fair. Tne reports from other cities
are generally favorable, "no complaint be
ing anywhere made as to the volume of
The business failures occurring throuch
out the country during the past seven
days number 1417, as compared with 20?
last week. For the corresponding week of
last year the figures were 213.
The Eeply of a Member to Attacks by
Ottawa. Ontario, August 15. Charles
O. Card, the father of Mormonism in Can
ada, takes exceptions to the attacks that
have been made upon their advent into the
dominion- Writing to the Ottawa Free
Press from Logan, Utah, he says: They
are only seeking" incorporation from the
legislature of the Northwest territo
ries for the purpose of merchandis
ing and manufacturing in which he sees
nn rrinrn Tip .iiMt that thev are nearlr
all farmers, not politically inclined, and
aspire only to satisfy present necessities.
"None of us."' he says, "had capital suf
ficient that we aired to spare to invest in
merchandising or the manufacture of
cheese, lumber, flour, or anything eUe that
the territory ordinances warranted. But
by a few of us combining we would be en
abled to succeed and snare pro
rata in the profits. Fault Is found
with us for settling or colonizing
together. We have as much right to a
villacB as others, and we have great con
fidence in the just administration of the
law by the Dominion ana tae territorial
ffovernments and fear not the coiisenaeoces
, of those who berate oreeK to curtail our
( "As to our people, we are not half so
numerous as our netgnooniur towns, iw
total number of souls in our colony doe
not exceed 300 and we can get aloag with
out incorporation. We know how to coo
duct our own business and propose to con
tinue to do it from thfc time forward."
STOOD THE DROUTH WELL.
WiNFifcLD. Kan., Augu-nt 13. After one
of the most protracted dronths in the
history of the tate, thi.? section of the
country has been biased with a thorough
and general rain. Though it came too kite
to greatly benefit the corn crop, there will
be considerable raised. Maay of the bot
tom fields will go from forty to fifty tnish
els to the acre, though oa the upland this
vear the crop ha been nearly a failure.
The sreat surprise to all the old seUktrs
is that there is any corn at all.
as there has beea no nun to
speak of for over two month
and that during the period that rata
was mot needed. Never did the state
stand a drouth so welL Fruit and vegeta
bles have been grown In spite of the dry
weather and. on the whole, the cooditioa
of the farmer is very good. There ks con
siderable old corn in the cotintry, and it te
Ki-ininr- Tdl rnU twr tuifchnl on tK IaoiI
market, three times the price Uxit wan
paid for the same lat yoar. iTe rain till
week will be a great benefit 1a the way f
furnishing late pasture for stock.
MRS. CNXEY SUES FOR DIVORCE.
N.w York. Antro IAj Mrs. Ida J
Dixey has instituted a suit in tae eprem
court for a limited divorce from Henry E.
Dixey. the r-oatedua, oe the groead of i
abandonment and noa-sapport. JDixey u .
in Chicago where fie U, proftMetOMifr en ,
cased. He expect to leave for Sxa Fran
cisco on Sunday. On the wife's applica
tion Judce Bearh today granted aa order
for -rv;ce of the -ummooj by publication.
The couple were named on June 2, 1S7S,
and have two children. Mrs. Dlxax al
leges that she aad the chSdrea have be-
deprived of the society and nusport of Mr.
Dixey 4nce epteutter 17, whan he aba- I
dotted them without canee. She sayn a
has conduced herself with prueriety,
managed the household au K her haa
baod with prud'nee aad economy aad at
all tunes treated him with ktadaestf aad
DOCTORED THE MESCAL.
SAX Tuasc 100, Cal . August U The
Chronicle Saa Dteso $jeial sujs that
rnet Wois. a cattle dealer, aear the
Mexican line, a lew day ago crowed the
line for cattle, and on ret amms: with tbna
wa farced to pay JO to Hexxam otBetah
an export duty. Next month; he croMd
the line again, aad wa arread and inv
prwoned. Yeeferday Mum of hi fried
armed theav-eiT to free hia. bus &aoiiy
deoded to try tratejgr ftn. One ml then
west to the guard aouee with a quantity
of doctored mescal, aad smocaadtA in
druggist all the Mexican a&cecs. H
the rfca.vd Wou? aad ied. ?ertaer
trouble 13 fearsd.
SEALS BECO.MIISG EXTINCT.
Sax FXAXCtfeo, CaL, Augaw ! Cao
tam r-.kiae. o the stounar St. Paul,
which arrivea j-erday fraiB Ouaalaaka,
ay Victoria, poachers ta yaar aav
"curd J.iA eu kiaL. In eauequiatej
the North Amerieaa. Cotaatrctal eoav
paay. which ! tae vu roofterina fraa
taw oremawtit. auda it tak.e Unw yur
redaced ta J&MJ) Jrfciart. "It m muxt&f a
matter of a few yaars," aM he, wa tae
teais. will becoav examct. It tw npocufi
at Ouaalfeeka that taera were fty-tarre
j-aaehlasr v-4 at isMid. Peca a tawr
way ta R?ag vaa. .So far sue a !air
atteaapt aa fc--oa aaiifci ta etae auy of taw
Xrw Yoax. Aucumc Uk-Qaawsai Xawarr
Workataa T. VTainiaiiy. iimaiapiiiati
by ta mcasher af ta aaaajal -iMaaafinii
baawi mi taw ffTaar.tita 4. i.iaar. wrata
fram Dccnat. tawyjanava MtUmX
-vj se tae 3b Gmad iotd.
A FATAL F
DEATH IS THE STOPwH AT C0L0
Known to Have Been
Trwo Hundred Thousand Dollars Worth o!
Propeny Euined in the Yichity
Pour Persons EHed and a Desert or Mora
Iajured in Eaiivray Wreak at
AHgusta, Mich. The
Special ilbpav t tfe Dotty Eact.
Colorado Springs. Cot. Angust 15. B7
theuieavy tlood of ruin and hall which vis
ited this city last night two lives wore kc
and it is feared that thosa of a family who
were camping out on Dry Creek are lost,
Twelve miles of railroad tracks are
wnt-hed away on the Midland and all
train are delayed in consequence. Tho
duration of the storm was twenty-five
minutes and it path was a mile wide. The
cloud came from the northwest. Th
damage will amount to at loose $3X,0O) in
the city and vicinity.
At Rockv ford all the irrigatias trenches
were overflowed and broken down.
A FATAL WEE0S.
Lost and Several
Detroit, Mien., August 15. The cas6
bound North Shore limited train on the
Michigan Central road was badly wreaked
at about 5 o'clock this afternoon at Au
gusta, Mich. Report say that the limited
struck a projecting car of freight which
had been sidetracked. The eagiae then
jumped the track and crashed into the
depot, completely wrecking the building
and two boys who were inside were killed
outright. After striking the building the
engine ran a few yards aad then
exploded, blowing Fireman Gregg to ato.ma
and instantly killing Ensnaeer MeRobecW
Particulars thas far received do not men
tion any najoensers being killed although
the number of injured is given at from
twelve to fifteen. Among tho;e are: I
F. Morris, of Detroit. Internal Injuries nail
rib broken; ex Mayor Hawes, of Battle
Creek, back, and Mde injured. Engiaeor
Mr Roberts awl Ftremau Gregg are both
resident of Jackson aad leave families.
A staff of pnysicmns l on the Mens of the
disaster attending the injuries of the
A BRAVE BAGGAGEMASTER.
LEIINGTov, Ky., Angust 14. Frank H.
Smith, baggftgemaster. and Mr. Rowland,
road master, who wrere hurt in the coUfetoa
night before last, died this meratag.
Smith, though badly scalded, waliced a
mile and a half after the accident, to
Spring station, to give notice to a coming
TWO EMPLOYES KILLED.
Porrsviu.E, Pa.. Aairust 1. By the ex
plosion of a eentrifttsfal hydro extractor In
the eleHBfring room at the Til lit silk raHls
thU morning Themm Liboer aged IS yean
was instantly killed, and Fred Speoaet
aged 20 ywrs, was fatally injured.
ANOTHER FATAL COLLISION.
Taor. N. Y., Anxuftt 15 The S:I5 train
out of Albaay collided with & freight train
two miles west of Schenectady tonight.
Kngiaeer Isaac Vroomaa aad his flrwaan
A FIGHT WITH A WILDCAT.
St. LoctB, Mo.. Aujpt? U Ejcbti-c
MoMBwr Geontt A. Taylor had a Beat
for his life last night with a wildcat aaats
run to St. Louis from Kaaaas CHy rr
the Alton. Aaoegt the RAka;es pfcMod
ia his care was a box enauUatnej two wild
cat -hipped from the Ia4iaa torrtoory aad
coaetgned to the ztxrlojr'cal EaruWi here.
A hour after the train left Kaihw Cly.
Taylor discovered one rffhwl Kiou s aoul
broken out of the b,x il ptefcad up w
piece of tarpaalta aad wao the aatoaw-1
spraug at him it claw be-aa ixed la
tae canvas. Wailr stasp'HtdW ka tain wav.
the m-fBgeT Rva tn brute a klea
Again aad again the animal Yfturaed but
was bxwtea ou by Taylor At Iru Taylor
succeed'! h throwing to? canvas arainal
the brute Tha he scot hold of a eoeattaef
pta and Wit it into la.asibtncy.
ROMANCE OF MORMONISM.
Nw YouX. Aturoat 15 Four Bt raf--B
steamship today laadVd l.ftf taWHHsna.
Amoo the pasar on ta VT mmln
wrre eighty XonaoM ou tafr way to
Utah ijtw ws a tMxtuul 17 Tstwr-aJNl
gjrl froaa Kind. Eaa G. tsm vnm. a
convert and was oa ftmr way Jala hmr
father, a Morroor. Kin e0Orau twf
., L-,,- h (. uAim of isrf
fc Wlfc, hr rUti mm immmUy
w. fK-r t an ker to mavwt Uwr arC
hjA tmcaemdl fn tA way ower a--ar
dwwuadVd Eliaa froaa aatag ta Ufcak.
Tb- ior w- fttrUmm aad atmmmtm' I
t heat, but ia va;n Tha Ktrt wifl ntmm
to bar Eiaad riativw.
TonrjtA. Kaa.. Auck ML Th ftnV
towing charter war ft4 la tae afSee mt
tx.rm.tu.CT of uut.
Tha fUaowr Drirutc ain riaw. af
Waaalastoa county Dkrwamn vV", A.
Gihwo. WLUiaai raroff, Himme CWaTt
rr, H O Jaarr H K. Rowtoad.
Taw Haaowwr Turn Venrta. at Wasaauje
toa county Dirrtap Caaeiai Taluli.
Aom-t Jaaiec. Z. VT, Taiait. Pamk
Xuata, Weaaal Hawtack.
Tae .-HanacBcid Cwaatary JMinna.ukui.af
Boisaa tawsMata, CowVy couaay.
THE VWTTO PLYMOUTH.
PUTMOVTU. Xaaa.. Aaaraat 14. Tfce i4tt
at taw aatmaal ijanaipwiinl M tae &. A.
R. eaUnd forth aauadaat xaMaa af
PrysMMith patrtatlam- BaHaw. n ssav
-rally nawg atrtiri ad buildifuu arana
deeoratil At aa mrt hour afit mm
to arriww from aru;hUwtac towa.
Cxtrl Aisr aad flramtaaat kw
were aM at taw atata br cwmatHlre mt
citiaeaa aadawrtd to PUcrtm aatL w
xm addra s at-de ay Bum. WUIIaaJ.
Dana aad resfwadwd to by Jaorat Afccw.
VEASEVS FimT OKX.K
Borro.U agaat IS 4i avigat Vaavgy ,
taw awwlr eMwd anad ir-la-gaigf mt
ta Graad Army at ta Kiaaitlia. aaa W
tmted km trat raeral awiur Ra vmmtmeat
oCmriMUj taw ctaMi rmmim aad aaua
mk taw toOawtaa; caff mmmmmmmwrmmr.
Admtaat mm xn, Cauasaae Jmmm X.
OokiuMC.af Raahiad. Varainat: aawOar
aaaatwr avuwraj. CoaacaaW Jaa ti'ytar. at
rtmSMZii V0JT STKtKC
STBArraa. X T . Aaaraat ii Tfce
r-auw tsMwd f lacawaottvw fcaa
ratsx 3W aai.aaia m taw at amy at
Vw i ark. Cwatrai nil-way waaoh w
iturn Mt VtkaL twaay. aaanij4
waav TWauKat mSmd M
rum tae a4raaattttv mt a atrttW ft
uWumdusaat iftriaaat aawc 'r""
dwr aToru had tst uwiaw -.. nam a
i Amstst mi taw mweaatt' laornBiim.