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WICHITA, KANSAS, TUESDAY' MORNING AUGUST 19, 1890.
WHOLE NO. 1956.
LOATH TO SERVE.
DEMOCRATS DON'T WANT KAU3I
Speaker Reed Unable to Secure
Democrat to Complete the
Mr. Quay Presents His Program for the
' Session The Matter to be Con
sidered on "Wednesday.
Two Eeciprocity Amendments to the Tar
iff Bill by Mr. Edmunds-The Gen
eral Deficiency Bill Passed by
the Senate House Pro
Wasiiixgtox, August 18. Ifc Rppears
that Speaker Reed is having considerable
difficulty in securing a full committee to
carry out the order of the house for an in
vestigation into the charges made against
the commissioner of pensions. Green B.
Raum. There was no tronble in securing
Republican members and one Democrat,
Mr. Goodnifjht, of Kentucky, -was induced
to serve. But it seems that the second
democrat necessary to complete the com
mittee can not be found. Representative
Cooper, of Indiana, author of the resolu
tion upon which the investigation was or
dered, has been urged upon the speaker to
till the vacancy caused by the successive
resignations of his fellow Democrats,
Martin, of Indiana, Yoder, of Ohio, and
Parrett, of Indiana, but the speaker
does not think proper to appoint Mr.
Cooper, who brought the charges against
the commissioner, to a place where he
-.vould be expected to sit in judgment.
It is Introduced and Laid Over Tariff
"WAsniXGTOX, August IS. Mr. Quay
gave formal notice of his intention to ask
the senate to adopt the order proposed by
him last Saturday to commence voting on
the tariff bill on the 30th of August and to
postpone until next session all other legis
lative business except the classes of bills
Mr. flour Let it go over.
Mr. lidmunds Let it go under. Laugh
ter. The notice went over until tomorrow.
The senate then proceeded to the consid
eration of the deficiency bill.
The amendments appropriating 1,2:59,-
GSS for the payment of the French spolia
tion claims, were opposed by Mr. Plumb,
who denounced the claims as fraudulent
and not for the benefit of the claimants
but of attorneys and assignees. The
jimendmeuts were agreed to yeas 32, nays
The bill was reported back to the senate
and all the amendments that were agreed
by the committee of the whole were agreed
to in hulk.
Mr. Morgan offered an amendment pro
hibiting any officer of the government pay
ing more than $30 a year or ST.50 a quarter
for a telephone instrument in the district
of Columbia, and read a paper which had
been furnished him by a well informed
gentleman and which was an argu
ment in defense of the proposition.
Tin's paper showed that in the
various government offices in "Wash
ington there are 2'0 telephone instru
ments, for which $f0 each is paid, making
12.000 a voar paid by the government for
the use-of instruments that did not cost
more than $20 each. Mr. Morgan added
that there was a scandal arising out of it,
and it was reported on the streets that
tovcrnment officials had telephone instru
ments put in their private houses free of
barge. . , .
Mr. Plumb said that he had 311st been
Informed by a senator that it would re
quire a stretch of the imagination to sup
pose that these instruments cost j3 each.
Two dollars, or a dollar and a half, would
be nearer the ligure.
The amendment was agreed to and the
bill was then passed.
Mr. Plumb oirered a resolution instruct
ing tlie committee on rules to make such
orders as will wholly prevent the sale of
Fpirituous, vinous or malt liquors in the
benate wing of the capitol.
Mr. Blair suggested the insertion of the
words, "and drinking."
Mr. Plumb I have no objection.
Mr. Gorman Let the resolution go over.
The resolution went over till tomorrow.
The tariff oill va then taken up, the
pending question beiim on Mr. Plumb's
amendment reducing tho,duty on tin plate
from 2.2 cents a pound to 1 cent and pro
viding for a bounty of 1 cent a pound on
tin plate produced in the I mted stales.
Senator Edmunds offered the following
amendment to the tariff bill, which was
referred to the committee on finances:
"That whenever the president of the.
United States shall be satisfied that a
sugar producing country, when its suj;ar is
exported into the United States, abolished
jts duties and taxes on the importation of
the principal agricultural products of the
United States lie may by proclamation
diminish or wholly remit the duties im
pose 1 bv law oil sugar or any grade of
sugar produced and exported from any
Rich country into the United States as
long as such products of the United States
are admitted free of duty or tux into such
count rv and no longer."
Mr. Edmund.- also gave notice of another
amendment which he intended to propose
to the tariff bill authorizing the president,
whenever he shall be satisfied that unjust
discriminations are made by. or under the
authority of any foreign country against
tiie importation of any product of the
United states, to make proclamation ex
cluding the products of that country from
importation into the United States. He
mid that this amendment was ident
ical with the sections of the meat bill
which had missed the senate two or three
times almost unanimously, but which had
never got any farther than the senate.
Without coming to a vote on Mr.
Plumb's amendment the bill was laid
aside. , ...,
The house amendment to the senate bill
to amend the act to constitute Lincoln.
Neb., si port of delivery was agreed to and
the senate adjourned.
The Mississippi Democrat Keeps His Seat
"Washixgtox, Aucust 1S. Mr. Sweeney,
of Iowa, presented and the house agreed to
the conference report on the senate bill to
reorganize and establish the customs collee
tioirdistrict of Puget Souud.
On motion of Mr. Morrill, of Kausas,
the seuate bill was passed authorizing the J
construction of a bridge across the Colum-1
bia river 011 the Oregon Railway extension
On motion of Mr. Cummiugs. of New
York, the senate bill was passed grant in sr
leaves of absence to per diem employes in
the customs service.
Mr. Bitkell. of Pennsylvania, called up
the Mississippi contested election case of
Chalmers asainst Morgan. The majority
report finds iu favor of Morgan, the sitting
The majority resolution declaring Mor-
gan entitled to the seat was agreed to with
The unfinished business coming over
from the last suspension day was a mo
tion to suspend the rules and pass a bill
to reimburse Phillip S. Post, of Illinois,
for money expended by him in his contest
for a seat iu the Fiftieth congress. De
feated. Mr. Hitt, of Illinois, from the committee
on foreign affairs, moved to suspend the
rules and pass the senate joint resolution
providing that nothing in the diplomatic
and consular appropriation bill be con
strued to interrupt the publication of the
reports of the International American con
ference. Mr. Breckinridge, of Kentucky, fa
cetiously inquired whether the publica
tions would contain certain recent letters
of the secretary of state on the subject of
reciprocity: and on Mr. Hitt replying that
they would contain only the proceedings
of the conference, Mr. Breckinridge sent
to the clerk's desk and had read Secretary
Blaine's second letter to Senator Frye. Mr.
Breckinridge said that he did not entirely
agree with Secretary Blaine but the secre
tary was getting on the right track, and so
far as he went he (Breckinridge) agreed
Mr. Grosvenor, of Ohio, remarked that
the only objection he had to the recretary
was that he was getting so near to the
gentleman from Kentucky.
The motion to suspend the rules and
pass the resolution was agreed to.
PENSIONS FOR KANSANS.
Washixgtox, August IS. Pensions were
granted as follows:
Original John A. Maus, Winfield
Henry C. Bamett, Nickerson: James W.
Daymude, Yates Center; John Cross,
Milan; Hollis K. Hoyt, Cortland; Jacob
Arnold, Paxico; Thorphilus Caton, Inde
pendence; James Halstead, St. Mary's;
Audrew Currah, Sylvia; James Sutton,
Augusta; James McCartney, Hutchinson;
Newton G. B. Brown, Morantown: Jasper
Tullis, Ness City; Alfred W. Allen Em
poria; George H. Perry, Sedgwick; Law
rence Frana, Leavenworth; James Smith,
McLouth; Abraham A. Thomas, Hutchin
son: Samuel Cummins, Burton; Bronson
C. Sowle, Andale; John R. Brown, Wich
ita; John Piggins, Burr Oak; William
N. Halsey. Ellimvood: Leno Blair,
Taylor; Philip Rozer, El Dorado; Thomas
Madden, Severance; Samuel W. Howe,
Florence; Alfred D. Holme, Sylvia; Joseph
E. Burkhart, Lamar; Patrick F. Sughrue,
Dodge City; Lewis A. Edwards, Covville.
Increase Thomas Kennedy. Neodesha;
William Weyton, Beulah; Richard Sluter,
Reissue Samuel Cassatt, Abilene.
Original widows Emma, widow of
Francis H. Seth, Parkerville.
THE COUNTRY'S RAILROADS.
Washixgtox, August 18. The statisti
cian of the interstate commerce commis
sion has completed his second annual re
port to the commission. The report covers
the transactions of 609 roads and shows
the operations of 153.8S5 miles of line. The
gross earnings for the year, exclusive of
rental of tracks, yards and terminals were
$1)04,810,129, or $0 290 per mile of
line, and the operating expenses
exclusive of rentals of tracks, yards
and terminals $044,706,701, or 64,20:5 per
mile of line. This leaves a net income
from operations of $320,110,22S, or $2,037
per mile of line. After deductions are
made for fixed charges the final net in
come for all the roads in the United Spates
was $101,3SS.730, or $001 per mile of line.
The total amount of stocks is shown to
be $4,251,490,719, of which $47,740,399 are
owned by railroad corporations. From
this it appears that the total stocks and
bonds representing railway property iu
the hands of the public is $7,360,725,677.
The report further shows that the passen
ger earnings have increased from 30.40 per
cent of total earnings in 1S8S to 31.10 per
cent in 1SS9, while freight earnings have
decreased from 7.35 per, cent in 1SSS to.6.S2
per cent iu 18S9.
THE SILVER PURCHASE.
Washixgtox, August IS. The amount
of silver offered to the treasury department
today was 340,000 ounces. The amount
purchased was 290,000 ounces, as follows:
Forty thousand ounces at $1,185, 5,000 at
$1,195, 200 000 ounces at $1.1970. Local pur
chases by mints from the 13th to 10th in
clusive amount to S2.177 ounces.
In London today 54d was quoted, which
is the highest point reached since April,
Subsequent offers wero received from
Pan Francisco to sell 50.000 ounces at $1.10
and 200,000 ounces at $1.18. Both offers
were accepted. This made the total offer
ings today 590,000 ounces and the total ac
ceptances 540,000 ounces.
ARGUMENT FOR BRECKINRIDGE.
Washixgtox, August IS. -Representative
Maish today presented to the house the re
port of the Democratic minority of the
committee on elections in the cae of
Clayton vs. Breckinridge of the Second
The report says that with one exception
the district has always gone Democratic
and the presumption should be in favor of
a Democrat against a Republican con
testant. The theft of the ballot box in
the case is admitted but it is held that it
did not chance the result of the election,
as the Democrats earned the district by a
majority of 149, even allowing the Re
publicans the disputed votes in every
A CASE OF YELLOW FEVER.
Washixgtox, August IS. The marine
hospital bureau is informed that there is a
case of yellow fever on board the Spanish
bark Castillo, from Cientureal via Pasca
irmila. now detained at the Chandleur
quarantine station, Mississippi.
MR. HOAR WILL SPEAK.
Washixgtox. August IS. Senator Hoar
has notified Senator Quay that he desires
to speak upou the order of the latter fixing
a program of business for the senate for
the remainder of the session but will not
be readv tomorrow. Senator Quay there
fore will not ask consideration of the mat
ter then, but says he will call it up
CZAR AND KAISER MEET.
St. PETKUSBrnc, August IS. When the
emperor of Germany arrived at Narva
last eveninc he was attired iu the uniform
of the Viuorg resiment and wore the
decoration of the Russian order of St.
Vudrew. The czar was in the uniform of
the Alexander regiment and on his breast
was the decoration of the German order
nf t.hi Black Facie. The czarewitch.
General von Schouvaloff, Russian am
bassador to Germany, and a number of
other prominent personages accompanied
the czar and received his majesty at the
railway station. After the suites had been
delivered the czar and emperor were
driven to the Polywitzoff where the
czarina extended a hearty welcome to the
imperial guest. A large crowd lined the
route from the station and cheered the
czar and Emperor William and Chancellor
SERVICES FOR NEWMAN.
LOXDOX, August IS. There were special
sermons in all the Catholic churches yes
terday on the late Cardinal Newman. At
Howarden "Lead, Kindly Light' was sung
in the morning, and Mr. Gladstone rend
the lesson. Cardinal Manning will deliver
the funeral oration in the Brompton ora
tory on Weduesdny.
SWAM THE CHANNEL.
LOXDOX, August 1$. Davis Dalton, an
American, has accomplished the feat of
swimming the English channel from Gris
nez to Foflceston on his back in twenty
three and one-half hours.
TROOPS ON A STRIKE.
City of Mexico, via Galvkstox. Tex..
August IS. It is reported in Chiapas that
the""Gustemalnn troops on the frontier of
Salvador have mutinied, wanting more
Robber's Cnt, Near Otterville, Mo.,
the Scene of a Second
Pirst Reports of a $30,000 Haul Only
$74 in Cash Actually Secured by
A Lottery Company in Kansas City, Kan.,
in Trouble Victims Defrauded to
the Extent of $50,000 and
the Officers Plee
SedaWA, Mb., August IS. Missouri Pa
cific express train No. 3, which left St.
Louis at 8:20 o'clock Saturday, for Kansas
Citv, was held up and robbed by seven
masked men, near Robber's Cut, thirteen
miles east of here, at Z:6i o'ciock ounnay
morning, and it is reported that more than
$30,000 were secured.
At either California or Tipton two men
boarded the front end of the baggage car,
next to the engine, and rode there until
within one mile of Robber's Cut, which is
given its name from the fact that a train
was robbed there July 9, 1S70. presumably
by the James and Younger gang, when a
big haul was made.
Three-quarters of a mile from the cut
and an equal distance from Otterville sta
tion, the engineer and fireman were con
fronted by the two robbers with drawn
revolvers and commanded to stop the
train. Here they compelled the
messenger to hand out all the money
packages in his possession.
Detectives .and posses were at once put
upon the trail, but this evening the search
for the robbers was temporarily aban
doned. X0 XEAV DEVELOPMENTS.
St Louis, Mo., August 18. There is
nothing of importance new in the train
robbery which occurred near Otterville.
Superintendent Fuller, of the Pacific Ex
press company, reiterates the statement
he made last night that $74 in cash was
Conductor Al Marsh stated today that
several money packages were taken but he
said nothing as to the amount. The pur
suit of the robbers is progressing and Mr.
Fuller states that his company is using
every endeavor to catch them.
The robbers commanded the engineer to
accompany them to the express car, and he
did so. leaving the fireman alone on the
engine. An instant later the fireman
made an effort to go back and notify the
trainmen and passengers of what was go
ing on, but at the request of one of the
robbers who was guarding the train he
On arriving at the express car, in charge
of Messenger S. R. Avery, the
engineer and two robbers found the
door open. Stories differ as to whether
the robbers entered the car. One
report says they did, while another says
they compelled Messenger Avery under
cover of revolvers to hand out all the
money packages not locked up in the
through safe, which can be opened only at
St. Louis, bedaha and Kansas uity.
At any rate they secured an armful of
packages, as was seen by the train porter,
who began a reconnoitering expedition on
bis own hook, onlv to run up against a
robber, and became so badly scared that he
dropped and lost his lantern.
The money secured, the robbers
escorted the engineer back to
the engine and informed him that
he must pull out without delay, and if he
stopped before Sedalia was reached he
would do so at his peril. Less than ten
minutes had been consumed in commit
ting the robbery, and a majority of the
passengers knew nothing of what was go
ing on. Those who did were in a high
state of excitement and money and valua
bles were secreted in all conceivable places.
Conductor Marsh and a passenger named
James E. McCormick were in a chair car,
and were the only two persons there who
were armed. They took positions at either
end of the car and awaited developments,
but were not molested.
As soon as he boarded the engine Engin
eer Dreyer threw open the throttle and the
train sped on westward, but instead of
coming direct to Sedalia it stopped at Ot
terville, and information of the robbery
was wired to Superintendent H. G. Clark,
of this city.
THE r.OBUERTOF '76.
This is not the first time that the name
of Otterville has appeared in history of
train robberies. Once before, in the days
when the Younger and James brothers
were running rampant, and when the com
mand "throw up your hands" meant not
only most vital danger, but the parting
with thousands of dollars, a Missouri Pa
cific train was held up near this point,
with more serious results than yesterday
About 10:15 on the night of July 7, 1S76,
as the east bound night express approach
ed a deep cnt about two and
one-half miles east of Otterville, the
engineer saw a light being swung across
the track and applied the brake, but not
hnfnre the front end of the engine ran part
wav up a pile of lumber heaped on the
track. Just as the train stopped eight men
sprang from the underbrush and began
yellirg like madmen and firing their pis
tols in the air. The engineer and fireman
were covered with revolvers and escorted
to the baggage car, in charge of Express
Messenger" Bushnell and Baggageman
Conkliue. The messenger had sus
pected trouble when the train
stopped, and locking his safe, rushed
through the train and handed his keys to
a brakeman, who thrust them into his
shoes. Demanding the safe keys of the
baggageman, the robbers found he was
not their man, and yelling and cursing
like a tribe of Indians, they marched him
through the train, commanding him to
point but the messenger. When Bushnell
was reached and the demand made, the
messenger saw further deception or resist
ance was useless, and obtaining the keys
from the brakeman, went ahead and
opened the Adams Express company's
safe. From this about $4,000 was taken,
and from the United States company safe,
forced open by a coal pick, $12,000 was
taken. The robbers then disappeared and
none were ever captured. The robbers
were supjosed to belong to the Younger
and James gang, but Chief Speers has al
ways been of the opinion that neither
Frank nor Jesse James was in the party,
although both have been credited with
that and with every other robbery of con
sequence during the years of their out
lawry. TASCOTT CAPTURED AGAIN.
OGDEX, Utah, August 1 A southern
Utah paper alleges that Tascott, the mur
derer of Millionaire nell. has been ar
rested at Richfield. It is stated that Tas
cott arrived in Richfield on Friday. Au
gust S. He was met by Rollo Jones, of
that place, who fell iu conversation with
him. Tascott alleged that he had come
from Pioche, where he had been work
ing in the mines. Mr. Jones, who
is a memiwr of the Grannaa
detective force, of Cincinnat-. O.,
noticed that Tascott's hands were
soft aud white. This aroused Jones' sus
picions, and he studied the man carefully.
H fnnnrt that h f.lKd a-raalv urith tb
description of Tascott. After a further in
vestigation, the next morning Jones ar
rested the man while seated at the break
fast table in a hotel. Tascott begged Jones
to shoot him. As soon as the man was
locked up he was closely examined, and
he bore all the marks that Tascott did in
1SSS, even to the scars on his elbows and on
the right knee. If the man arrested should
prove to be Tascott, Jones will receive a re
ward of $50,000 offered by Mrs. SnelL
TOO VIOLENT LOVE.
A Husband Prefers Uxoricide and Suicide
St. Louis, Mo., Angust IS. Edward
Hake, the young man who about three
weeks ago took $4,600 out of his father's
safe and left the city with it, shot his wife,
at his boarding house, 1014 Pine street,
early this morning, while she lay sleeping
in bed, and then fired a bullet into his own
breast, near the heart, inflicting a mortal
wound. The wife was shot in the left side
and is very seriously if not fatally injured.
Both were sent to the city hospital where
they now lie in a very critical condition.
The cause of the act seems to ?e family
Mrs. Hake died shortly after noon and
her husband is very low at this writing.
Hake said this morning while being taken
to the hospital that his Lather had made it
a condition for withdrawing prosecution
against him for taking the money from
his safe that he should apply for a divorce
fmm liis -nHfp. This he consented to do
and did enter suit, but later he found that
he loved his wife so mucntnatnepreterreu
to kill her add himself rather than be
separated from her.
AFTER A LOTTERY COMPANY.
Kaxsas City, Mo., August IS. The
Denver lottery company, which recently
opened headquarters in Kansas City, Kan.,
has vacated its offices and its officers have
fled the town after having received $50,
000 bv the sale of its tickets, leaving all
prizes unpaid. The company was driven
out of Denver, Col., a month ago and
went to Kansas Cit y, B. F. Rhudus assum
ing charge of the office. Sight drafts
drawn bv prize winners from various
parts of "the country have been rereived
by the local banks for collection. Chief
of Police Peterson says the officers of the
company got away with fully $50,000. War
rants have been sworn out for the arrest of
Rhodus, charging him with having used
the mails fraudulently and with having
received money under false pretenses.
SEVERAL NEGROES WOUNDED.
Cixcixxati, O., August IS. Leary Lew
is and George Deen, both colored, got into
a drunken fight last Saturday night on a
passenger train on the Big Pour railway,
at Coal City, near North Bend, in which
revolvers were freely used. Lewis received
a dangerous wound in the groin. Berne
Blakelv, colored, a confederate of Lewis,
was hit in the wrist. Alf Hedges, colored,
received a slight wound in the right heel.
Georce Singleton, colored, was wounded
in the left hip. John Godfrey, white was
wounded in the right side. Mrs. Queen
Crooks, colored, was shot in the head. She
died from her wounds yesterday morning
No arrests haye been made.
KILLED BY AN UNKNOWN.
S.X FRAXC1SCO, Cal., August IS. Sam
uel M. Jacobson. of the firm of Steele &
.Tnnnhson. was shot near his residence Sat-
iminv tiio-ht; and died this morn'ntc. There-
is no clue to the perpetrators of the alleged
SHOT OVER A CONTEST.
Guthrie, Ok., August IS. Kid Scacffer
shot, fatally, it is thought, Theodore Hess
man at this place this evening at 0 o'clock.
The difficulty arose over a lot contest.
JUST AS USUAL.
Wichita Shows a Large Increase in th
Bostox, Mass., August 17.-The following
table compiled from dispatches from the
managers of the leading clearing houses of
the United States shows the gross ex
changes for the week ending August 10,
1S00, with rates per cent of increase or de
crease, as compared with the correspond
ing week in ISS'J:
(. "hat tattoos
New lied ford
D.WO. . m
2,122, JUJ! S.U;.
l,".fi-,17t; 21.0 .
l.li.23i 20.2 .
S43' . .
1.2M.337 19.S ...
Outside Xew York.
4 ". i V-.TS
A SAILING PARTY DROWNED.
SAX Francisco, Cal., August IS. A sail
boat containing a pleasure party of four
person capsized by wind on Crystal
Springs lake, San Mateo county, yesterday
afternoon and the occupants drowned in
sight of a number of people. The party
comprised Alfred P. Lawrence, an em-
Garl. of San Francisco. 1 he body of Miss
McXamara was found in the sail of the
boat, but the other bodies have not been
01TE MAK SILLED.
A Work Train in Colorado Wrecked with
Tkintdad, Col., Aucust IS. A tele
cram wiu received at noon from Barela,
twelve miles south of this city, saying that
a wreck bad occurred and asking for sur
eeons. A special train was made up at
bncf and all the surgeons that could be ol
tained left for the ceiw of the accident.
The wrecked train left this city early this
morning to reoair a bridge that had been
washed out just below Barela on the
Union Pacific. It is not known just ex
actly how the accident occurred but it is
supposed the engineer failed to stop the
to 4op tht train in time aid all were
ditch!. One man was Jailed nod eighteen
TEST OF AN ELECTOR.
Jackson. Mich., August Is. In the ste
constitutional convention today an amend
ment to the constitution was proeoted
providing that only those persons or their
wives owainc homesttawis or those who
wad shall b allowed to exercise the elec
TALKING FOR PEACE.
M. WEBB NEGOTIATES WITH MK.
Arbitration of the Central Strike!
Demanded by the Labor
The Railroad Official Declines to Submit
Eis Action to the Opinion
Correspondence Passed Between the Two
Heads of all the Great Railway Or
ganizations in Session at Buffalo
The Strikers Very Order
ly Pinkerton. Men
New Tore, Aucusfc IS. The executive
committee of the Knights of Labor who
have been in session uow and then at the
St. Cloud hotel since Friday noon, last
night finished their deliberations and pre
sented the result of their consideration of
the strike ou the New York Central to
Third Vice President "Webb this morning.
Mr. Webb replied as follows:
"fipntlpmen I shall read your com
munication carefully. Just as soon as I
have finished it 1 shall probably have my
answer ready by 1 o'clock, after which I
shall forward it to you."
At 1 o'clock Mr. "Webb said that he had
determined to withhold all information in
the matter from the newspapers until he
had heard from Mr. Powderly. The
officials of the New York Cen
tral who had hitherto expressed
their willingness to furnish the
newspapers with news have now become
as silent as the Knights of Labor them
selves. This would tend to 'signify that a
compromise is being considered and that
if the negotiations now pending between
thp milw.iv neonle aud the knights are
successful the strike may be declared off at
Mr. "Webb wrote a reply to the commu
nication which he received from the execu
tive board. The reply was placed
in a sealed envelope and ad
dressed to Mr. T. V. Powderly
at the St. Cloud hotel and was delivered
by Mr. "Webb's private secretary. Mr.
Holland also stated that Mr. Powderly
would return to this city tomorrow morn
ing and that he had telegraphed Mr. Pow
derly askinc whether the letter addressed
to him should be opened or forwarded.
Mr. "Webb stated that in consideration of
a communication received from the author-it-iVs
at. "Ruffalo he had decided to with
draw a good number of the Pinkerton
The correspondence that passed between
Vice-President Webb, of the New York
Central, Jind Mr. T. V. Powderly, grand
master workman of the Knights of Labor,
has been made public.
The first letter if one from Mr. Powder
ly to Mr. Webb in which the former asks
for an interview for the purpose of dis
cussing the question of arbitrating the
differences between the company aud the
strikers. Mr. Webb in his reply states
that inasmuch as his former interviews
wit the strikers' representatives had been
distorted and misrepresented, he desires to
ask that Mr. Powderly's views Ikj sub
mitted in writing. He adds: "If, how
ever, you wish, I am willing that the inter
view yon ask shall be had at the time you
name." , ,,
.Replying to Mr. Webb s letter, Mr. Pow
derly wrote that upon its receipt he had
determined to call upon Mr. Webb sis
a "reed, but had been willed away from the
city and was obliged to submit his views
in writing. Mr. Powderly says that if he
has been correctly informed, old and faith
ful eraploves of the New York Central &
Hudson River railroads have been summa
rily dismissed from the service of the com
panv because they were members of the
Knights of Labor. The frequency of these
discharges left but little doubt, Mr. Pow
derly says, in the minds of the men that
they were all in danger of dismissal at a
moment's notice and. hence, the strike.
The whole question hinges, he says, upon
the discharge of Knights of Labor because
they are such. If these men were dis
charged from cause, he says, the compauy
has evervthing to gain and nothing to lose
from an "investigation. If they deserved
dismissal, he would not ask for their rein
statement. "If. however, they were dis
placed," Mr. Powderly continues, "be
cause of their connection with the Knights
of Labor, it should be known, for, if it is
to be tlte policy of the company tliat no
Knights of Labor are to be employed,
then a statement to that effect will clear
up all doubts and there can be no future
misunderstanding. There will be nothing
then to arbitrate so long as you hold to
that opinion." ,, ,,
As an organization, Mr. Powderly con
tinues, the Knights of Labor are called
upon to defend its members who, unto
the time of their dismissal, had worked
only in an educational and legislative di
rection. Continuing. Mr. Powderly says: "Surely
we have a right to question why they were
iJiMnn-fTPl Each man. no matter how
i humble, is as much a part of the public as
anv other man. irue we -gw rur. neu
tral & Hudson River railroad is tributary
to the comfort and well being of the com
munity but the community gives to the
corporation in question its strength and
wealth, and of that community at least
two-thirds are working people and belong
to the same element of society that are
organized for their own welfare. Some
"money in not everything in this world.''
He was a railroad director, I believe. He
spoke trulv, for liberty is far dearer to the
laborer antl that is what he struggles for;
that is what Is denied him when he Is dis
.knrctwi fnr twine a Knicht of Labor. If
one nas shui aiutc .u.i ain r.....,
liberty was once valued so highly that !
Whether thev struck wuely in this case is
yet to be determined. Who is to deter
mine? You may feel that you are right,
the men mav feel that they are right.
Both are partisans, and if an impartial ver
dict is to be reached impartial men must
arrive at it bv hearing both sides and they
judeing. The men are willing to submit
tbelase to such arbitration and will be re
sponsible. Will you consent to do the
ame? If you will agree to submit this
matter to arbitration we can meet to
arranged the details and agree a to bow
the parties may be selected. The news
papers report that you are refusing to ad
mit that arbitration caa enter into the
.euienient of the trouble, but your letter
leads me to believe yonr were miKWKd
and I still hope for a speedy termination
of the strike through arbitratfoo. I shall
return tt the city a soon a I can meet
my eocage irnts ami if you will kindly ad
dress me at .-C Clond hotel it will be Rue
fully aadcl to aad placed before me on
mv "return." , . ,.
t r Wf-bb renlied that no one of the dis
charged inea was dis3t-ed beu he
ws a Knight of Lab's-, bat bca.u of
eood aad sufficient refcrouw. Ke$nims;
the propo-itioo to arbitrate he kI tht
k. t-ats inanr does boC dem it
coasisteat with its eonUBuanee and
proXeritv m bosimx aad with
Uia discharge of the chutes it
it ewes to the people to faait tht psopri-
ety of its action in the discharge of auy of
its emploves to arbitration.
Mr. Webb said tonight that the freight
service was complete and that everything
was workinc smoothly between here and
Buffalo. All freight received yesterdny
had been cleared up and left for its desti
nation. The places of all the strikers had
been filled and there was not a single va
cancy on the road.
IN CONFERENCE AT BUFFALO.
Buffalo, N. Y.. August IS. An im
portant conference is now being held at
the Continental hotel. Those taking part
are T. V. Powderly, grand master work
man of the Knights of Labor, L. P. &ir
rrent. of Terre Haute. Ind.. cxand master
of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen,
and ex-president of the Supreme Council
of Railroad Employes: E. W. Howard, of
Terre Haute, Ind., crand master of the
Brotherhood of Railway Conductors; S. E.
WiR-insnn. of Galesburc. 111., crand
master of the Brotherhood otitauroau
men, and Frank Sweeney, grand master of
the Switchmens' Mutual Aid association
of North America.
During the morninc all of the gentle
men named except "Mr. Powderly were
about the Continental and they had a
brief conference iu a private room await
ing his arrival. He came at llt) o'clock
over the 3ickawanna and proceeded totho
Continental and immediately went into
session as stated.
A committee from the Switchmen's
uuion waited upon the sheriff this morn
ing and assured him that there would bo
no disorderly conduct on the part of the
The secret conference between the lead
ers at the Continental continued for some
time and no one would tell the result. Mr.
Powderly declined to talk to reporters. It
was stated, however, by Mr. Sargent that
Mr. Powderly, Mr. Wilkinson, Mr.
Sweeney, Mr. Howard and himself would
leave tonight upon business relative to the
strike, but just what it is he would not
say. Outside rumor has it that they are
going down to consult with Mr. Webb.
MASSACHUSETTS UNIONS TAKE AC
TION. Boston, Mass., August IS. At a large
gathering of the Steam Railway Mens
union No. 1, in this city yesterday, many
members spoke of the New York Central
strike. It was asserted that the rail wav
corporations of this country had entered
into an agreement to break up all organi
zations of their employes, and that tho
New York Central had been selected to
lead the fight. It was also asserted that
every railroad employe, whether a trade
unionist or a Knight of Labor, should
stand bv the strikers, and resolutions
were adouted pledging their finauciulup-
1 .. TT! "V- Ci in "M....lrt
At a mectinc oi union .". -. " vin
ton, the members expressed sympathy for
the New York Central strikers, deprecated
the action of the management of the road
and decided on receipt of definite informa
tion regarding the difficulty to take nec
A MYSTERIOUS MESSAGE.
BfFFALO, N. Y, August 18. The great
strike in Buffalo remains unchanged to
day. The switchmen are still firm and not
a freight train is niovinu. The pas'-encer
trains are running on time and no disturb
ance is anticipated. - . , ,
Mr. Lee, representing the Knights of
Labor in this city, sent the following mys
terious cypher dispatch to tho New Kn
land Protective Railway union at Boston
today: "Whatsoever, whatever, or more,
be in readiness." It is understood that
this is to promote a general strike and it
may come any hour.
Albany, N. Y.. August 18. The situ
ntinn nf the strike m this vicinity an
pears to be the same as on tho
nifrhr, of its inaucuratioii. The strikers
claim they intend no interruption of the
passenger service on the Central, merely
being satisfied in tying up the road's
freight traffic. This program so far seems
to have been successfully carried out. Tho
Pinkerton force at West Albany was in
creased to 000 men today and an additional
number of rilles were distributed among
EN ROUTE TO VISIT WEBB.
BUFFALO, N. Y., August IS. The head
of the Brotherhood of Firemen constitut
ing the executive committee of the su
preme council of tho federated brother
hood went eat at 10:;i0. They wilt lay the
matter before Vice President Webb tomor
row. Delegates today canvassed the local
lodge assemblies and found them favora
ble to assist if need be.
The Queen's Speeoh to tho Dbsolying
Loxiiox, August IS. Parliament ha
been prorogued. The queen's speech to
the two houses was as follows:
"My Lords and Gentlemen: My relation
with all foreign powors continue pacific.
Friendly attention has been called to in
conviencies which might nrise from a pos
sible conflict over territorial claims in the
newlv occupied regions in Africa and I
have "therefore entered into negotiationi
with the powers principally concerned for
the purpose of decidinc the boundaries Iu
which the action of the respective govern
ments shali be conilned. An arrangement
with Germany which close tho mot dif
ficult of the questions ban been completed
and laid before you and in ordr to
trive effect to it. you have sanctioned
a special statnte for the ces
sion of Heligoland. An arrangement
has also been entered into with Franca,
separating the territory adjacent to the
southern frontier of Algeria from th ter
ritory adjacent to the Niger country. An
agreement delineating other territorial in
Africa is under discussion with Porta!
I have agreed with France that the Britinh
protectorate over Zanr-ibar and th- French
protectorate over Madagascar shall be mu
tually recognized. I have offered the pres
ident of the United SiaUs to anbtnit to ar
bitration the difference over the Behring
"The conference on the slave trade which
was aMjmblwl at mv ,ugcetioa, by King
Ieopold, baa brought its deliberation to a
clore and the ilnal act has recTd toe iwi
hion of all the powers represented except
Holland. I earnestly hope that the reso
lutions of the conference roar Hu to r
sultri worthy of the high and Ixjoevolcnt
purpose that inspires thm. Coatre-CTJJe
have ariwn between my bjsctrf in New
foundland and the French fih wn re
specting the true interpretation of the
rights of France by the treaty of Utrecht
and subsequent eogasmt. The ad
justment of tbewii occupying the aaxkra
attention of my government.
-r ifatemea ol the boo-e of common?: I
thank you for the prvisio yoti ha made
for the requirementa of stM. It U a
matter of much wwAsfactio to me that
vdu have been able to raake Mttataatial
progrt im in the task of reducing the public
"Mv lords and gentlemen: I a 1 re
ioioed to oberv tb- effective steps taken
by you to promote primary and intermedi
ate technical education. 1 troat the mttm
ure pAfd for the aztjmrfve reconstruc
tion of the army will vcwre the health and
increMe-e toe efficiency of my oktki- I
ta glad that you have Wn able to
materially improve the poUon of
the police foree of all ervtecsi
a larrnkMcg demands art bBZ wad.
Tb polk 700 he adopted of
giving uniformity nod ixtrrumt-'d vigor to
toe Dceeaatkm agnirat cnutmooa dhwn
among cattle wiHhave a mutuary &.
upon the very important interw. The
atnt-adment' yo hare mad- vm the rtie i
of winding up comp-iue wider the nwr of
limited liability will b of wAmMm o
commerce, ana yonr acta rec-rdins ik
ment of ham, to U worktop &
contribute fat3djru the wrfl being ! the
i-b&risg prtioa of ssy pPo.M
AN IMPORTANT SEAT.
THE VACANCY CAUSED BY REY
Democrats of Oklahoma Place Xagk
in the Field Against
Control of the Lower House Depends Upoc
the Eesult of the Forthcom
An Alliance Candidate Also Oat Hajoi
Seal Nominated in Oklahoma County
to Succoed Bnrk State .,
Political ami News
Guthrie, Ok.. August IS. The Demo-I
crats of this territorS" met here totlay to
nominate a candidate to till the vacancy hi
the assembly caused by the death of Miltoa
W. Reynolds. Delegates were prusaa
from all jwirts of the territory and the con
vention was large and liarmoniou!.
No effort was made to consolidate with
the Alliance and Pat Nagle. a Kingfbhur
lawyer, was nominated. His Republican
opponent i.s Colson. of Kingfisher, aud th
Alliance also has a man in tho field. This
election is of especial interest as the ma
jorlty in tho lower house depends upon it.
FOR BURKB'S l'LACK.
Oklahoma Citt, Ok., August IS. Major
Mosas Nenl was nominated by tltB Demo
cratic convention to till the-vacaneyQn tha
couutv legislative ticket caused by th
death of C. N. Burko.
SOLID FOR RESUBMISSION.
Special dispatch to Uie DUy Krte. .
Topkka, Kan., August IS. Two hun
dred Ktipuhlicuns of tho First ward mot In
caucus tonight to take some action lit rw
gard to the coming camjHiign. lndupoiMl
ont action was uuauimously agreed- i9H
and steps taken to organise an liHlopond
ent party in this county for ruaubtu-Nrion.
This is the ward that was thrown out of
the convention a short tinie ngoonhcoolimv
of their resubmission sentiments. Tha
organisation includes all the active lt
publican workers of this ward. Tho or
ganization will be pushed throughout th
entire count). A county central commit
tee will b" selected at once.
Three other wards will liokl meetings
Wednesday evening and take similar no- '
tion. It was also agreed ujiou to smid ft
large excursion to Wichita on tho Uth' of
September, the date of tho stato conten
tion, headed by Marshall's band.
THE RECENT RTE REpUCTlQN..
Topkka, Kan., August IS. ThusUita
Inmrd of railroad commiioners ha Iwen
criticised severely in some quarter for Itri
recent order making guneral reduction of
the local distance tariff ou all KansnH
roads, to take effect Septemlwr I. Tlur
board defends its action by staling that
several of the roada have already axpnjl
a determination to comply with the order.
and that the comuiiaMMners are H;tttnUil
only by 11 diwire to bu'ifd tip Homo ltktn
trios. Tho board refers to lbs decfe-km In.
tho Wichita case, giving to that city tho
same rates uh prevailed for equal dkJtHe
from the Miwiurl as evidence of Its de4nt
to Ixmetit Kanatt --olutH. Prior to tlilt
decision the wholesale point in interior
Kaiiis, with the pwible .copt1ou
of Wichita, which liad received muho
reduction, distributed their good
on the same tariff that fdttp
jers at the smallest vlllnKw con Ml
secure on one shipment a year. The re
cent decision on a revised dbt-utce tariff iu
no way affect, or miporwdea the tarUT.
The Wichita decision naturally Hiod
the opuoftition of Kanoaa City, which wm
intpfifeified by tbe Farmer' Alliance de
chtioii. Tho new local dbtanee tariff la no
wise xpplit- or affecW rate to the Mkwottri
river Mhit, and only haw reference to tho
interchange of coiumoditieK among Ut
jteople of tlie state. mercbandi rates hav
ing been arranned. Grain waa the oifly
commodity that was mriudy cnt, Uuh
enabling tck feeder, fanners and other
to traiutport at the wane relativ- cost aa
for yt-ars hits prevailed on shipment bo
the Missouri river or on a terminal tariff
that ih always the lowest among railroivta.
No reduction wm made in coal rat, aa
thewj were only revieed last year. Noitka
was there any made on nalt, as any reduc
tion in that line wonld only enable foretgu
comjKitUorH ti hare home instltathMM.
The board feels that its motives have bNi
mii-con trued, aud that mol ot tho criti
cism is from Kansas City dealers.
The Republican f I7a-orti tfaai
aoaa for It.
Ijeavk-worth, Kan.. August IB.--The
Republican county convention for the elec
tion of state and eoare-inal delamtteri
mt tn (.kin ettr thU marninK. Kack -
lative district elected two dekigAtos to each
con vent km and tbe convention elected a
delea-aie-etJii-c to each convention. To
the state convention at large, J. J Marker .,
dwtrict. W. W. Townend. 1 O. K-deT
Arthur FoUter, James Hardin, J. Hw v.
winkle. W. Ifymea. L I FerwUlj-ar, D l
Mundy. to the eongreasional convent. ,
The following were elected detonate fn
t he conrealonal convention: At larn,
I). K. Anthony; dtstrtct. N. H. Inatojr,,
K- W. .Snyder A- Keller. J. H. Gillpst
rick. W. II. H. Whitney. J. M. Cot?,
George Hamenbeck, M. C. Hnrria.
The resolutions thank J-Ltior Morrill tor
his i-frTR' in congreas. ttoaonm tbm ad
ministration of i'rsidat Harrison ami
the reciprocity policy ol 3Ar Blaine, aad
demand a constitutional convention.
Toe convention waa about eanntir
divided between. prohlbiUoohfU aad
r'AUbmissiuoiaU hut tbe resohtttoa
in favor of a ortnventioa wati
passed bv a naaaimoos rotm. Xasry
of tbe leading prohibitionists at Umcoaatv
were in the conveauon and voe4 tor tarn
resolution aad the deleat W taftstsa
ooavftkm were teatrocud to vota tor a
ri.nji -ovU-o rwdotlost The
only vote of tbe entire convention on the
conretooAl matter was in th ijI err. .a
of Otoael Antboa j as delegate at la-je.
IOLA Kan-. Anums 1 -Kort brotfticbt
la from tbe wu-tjr today sbo that ifro
lisbtamx which ccompaaied the awry
nibt of Saturday aisb aa aiMSM-sOi?
trwrtire. In one eiffcboriood a la-pt
bam oiled with bay. (train aad la n Ism st
a burned, while another man had tour
est tie tilled and U another lost a teasn
of borea. rWwral psrsoa wnc sheeted
bat tto fstaittia are reported.
VEHV COLD VATHR.
WifiTDC. Man., Aacasa Ml There
we many anxksas men it Manitoba Inst
ibt during tbe eoid dip Tbirty-taian
was tbe lowest reported in WluW &
port bwee hutm ioceld from all porftiaa
rmebed by telegraph wire aad only ttmi
tare piacta ia tbe freezing !& t-epmted.
WHTlTO, Atunst i -LtfBt M-tt
ocrtuTsd in north MTcbtaaa MotUr iora
inzmA m aortbera Mtanieaa &'
moraasf. Tha wvperstnm Ml 10 the
t -xiaa wn-tb at SiaMsran.