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DOINGS OF A LOT OF FAITH CURE
CANKS IN AFRICA.
Threats Retaliation by the Cana
dians in Tariff Leg-lation.
General Belknap Buried in Military Fash
ion The Canadian
Me'jdoo to Adopt the Uniform System of
Weights and Measures Recom
mended by the Conference
"Washington, Oct. 15. The British min
ister has transmitted to the state depart
ment a letter from the governor of Sierra
Leone, enclosing a report from the colonial
Burgeon at Freetown, Dr. Palmer Ross,
relative to the case of the nine American
missionaries at that place. Dr. Ross re-
Sorts that the superintendent of the party,
Ir. Kingman, arrived there on February
27, 1890, and was followed on June 15 by
Mrs. Kingman, Miss Dick and Messrs.
Helmick, Jaderquist, Goding, Tryco (a
negro), Satts and Harris. It is stated that
upon their arrival they began to live in
native fashion, eating native food, cooking
and washing for themselves, and even col
lecting their own fuel in the rainy season,
hoping thus to gain the confidence of the
On Julv 3, Mr. Kingman informed Dr.
Itoas that two of his party had died that
day. Upon inquiry, Dr. Hobs learned that
no doctor had been called in to attend the
deceased (Gatts and Harris) the whole
party being staunch believers in "faith
liealrag;" that they had taken no medicine
and had died of fever. Dr. Ross knowing
that the tropical fever if not checked, is
npt to assume a violent form among newly
arrived white people, ordered the bodies
buried as soon as possible, and sent the
Kinitary policeman to see that the order
was carried out. to disinfect the house and
destroy all bedding, clothing etc., used by
the deceased. That officer reported others
were sick in the house, a fact which the
missionaries had not stated, and on
the next day Mr. Kingman went for the
doctor to see his wife. She was found to
bo in the last si ago of exhaustion from
neglected fever, having been ill for nine
days, and in spite of all that could be done.
he died in the evening of the lith. On the
previous day Mr. Kingman was found to
bo ill, but refused to accept medical as
sistance. That evening Trice, who was
also ill, sent for the doctor and consented
to be taken to the hospital for treatment
under which he recovered. On the 11th,
Mr. Kingman, though worse, having again
refused to reci-ive the doctor, that gentle
man informed him that, as the mission
aries had, by their action, originated a
malignant type of fever in Freetown, en
dangering the whole community, he would
teport the matter to the governor, isolate
the house, and advise that tho rest of the
hen consented to be treated "solely on the
? round that ho did not wish to endanger
lin pnmmiinltA'" nml WHS on .Tulv 22. 1890.
3onvalescent. Dr. Ross adds that he under-
i binds that these missionariesintend going '
duo east into the interior guided only by a
In view of these fncts, ancTcT the state
ment in the Missionary Review, that an
other party of missionaries are expected,
the governor of Sierra Leone calls atten
tion to the matte--, "as this climate is not
firiti'd to those who trust alone to 'faith
healing' and iguore the means placed by
Providence at their disposal for the relief
pfsutlering humanity, aud as such, is a
danger to the commuuity at large."
PENSIONS FOR KANSANS.
Washington, Oct. In. Pensions wero
granted to the following Kansans:
Original .las. Wilkinson. Mill Creek;
John P. Trompoter, Baker; Bcnj. F.
Wood, Richmond; Parris Waller, Gamett;
Edward Stanley, alias Lawrence Fiuley,
Increase Andrew Jackson, Leaven
worth; Jacob Sailors, Gnlcburg: Jas. Pen
flergrass Ilallowell; Willis J. Barnes,
Jloxie; Eliphas Highbarger, Andover; Geo.
W. Pettit, Havana; Abraham B. Mc
Gowen. Wcllosville; Win. Forney. Cotton
wood Falls; Clifford Lasco, Neodesha:
Willism King. Larned.
Reihsue and increase John M. Cook,
Washington, Oct. 15. The secretary of
jtnte has received a dispatch from Minis
tor Ryan, at t ho City ot Mexico, announc
ing that the Mexican republic will adopt
the recommendation of the International
American conirress with regard to a uni
form system of weights ana measures.
Washington, Oct. 15. There will be
foldiorly ceremonies over the grave of Gen.
W. W. Belknap, ox-secreUry of war. and
ho will bo laid to rest among his comrades
jit Arlington. On his breast will bo the
honorable badges of the Loyal Legion, the
Army of the Tennessee, the Grand Army
of the Republic and of Crocker's Iowa
hrigHdo. An American flag, long owned
by the gentleman, will be laid on the cas
ket and will bo buried with him. The red,
three-cornered flag of tho Third bridage,
Fourth division, of tho Seventeenth Army
corps, will also rest on tho casket.
Washington, Oct. 15. Tho treasury de
partment was today officially advised "by a
tolugram from the Canadian commissioner
of customs of tho removal, by that goveiu
niont. of the duty ou lumber exported to
the United States.
William Mathewson, of Wichita, Elected
TOPKKA, Kan., Oct. l.n At today's ses
sion of the Grand liodgo I. O. O. F. the
following officers were elect ed:
Grand master, Wm. Mathewson, Wich
ita; grand warden, H. W. Pond, Ft. Scott;
grand secretary, G. W. I. Jones, Paola;
deputy grand secretary, Dr. M. B. Ward,
Topekaf grand treusurer, 1 C. Stine,
Ottawa: uraud representative, Hon A- P.
Hutchinson was chosen as tho next place
Samuel F, Burdetto has held the offlce of
grand secretary for a score of years, and
the contest for tho office was very cloe.
pimluUe led Jones on the first ballot. Mr.
Jonas is the presont assistant superin
tendent of public instruction of Kansas.
WALLER AT WINFIELD.
Wintieli), Kan., Oct. 15. Hon. John L.
Waller, the eloquent colored orator, ad
dressed au immense audience here last
night. Several hundred coiiid not even
find standing room. Waller was met at
the depot by the Inealls and Perkins club,
350 strone. uniformed, and headed by the
band. His speech was a masterly effort
and was enthusiastically received."
The Alliance store here has parsed into
the hands of private persons. The store
Itecume involved aud was forced to sell in
order to avoid bankruptcy. This was con
sidered one of the largest and most pros
perous Alliance stores in the state. Mis
management is assigned as the cause of
the failure. Over a hundred farmers lose
all they invested In the enterprise.
THE FARMERS' ALLIANCE.
TOPEKA, Kan., Oct. 15. The third an
nual meeting of the Kansas State Alliance
was held at Metropolitan hall in this city,
today, with a large delegation from every
county in the state. After the appoint
ment of committees, it was announced
that National President L. L. Polk and a
delegation from Georgia, headed by Congressman-Elect
Livingston, would soon
arrive; whereupon a committee proceeded
to the depot and escorted the visiting
brethren to the hall where they were in
troduced and short speeches were made by
Polk, Livingston and other visiting dele
gates. A political mass meeting of the
Alliance will be held tomorrow at which
Mr. Polk and others will speak.
Guthrie, Ok., Oct. 15. Three deputy
United States marshals, in a chase after
four horse thieves in the Iowa reservation
yesterday, became engaged in a fight with
the desperadoes. One of the thieves was
killed, and the others captured. When the
thieves saw they would be unable to make
off with the stolen horses, eleven in all,
they shot them. The horses were the
property of C. F. Martin, of this county.
THE OHIO LEGISLATURE.
Columbus, O., Oct. 15. Very little has
been accomplished in the legislature this
morning. A resolution was offered in the
house, the tone of which censured the
governor for calling the extra session, and
providing an investigation committee for
Cincinnati. A house caucus agreed to
support a bill giving the governor the
power of removal from boards at Cincin
nati. A house committee was nppointed
to investigate. A bill was introduced to
abolish the office of comptroller at Cin
cinnati, and a resolution was offered for a
committee to prepare a plan of city gov
ernment for that" city, and report in Jan
uary. All went over under the rule.
The bills providing for the abolishment
of the board of improvements and decen
nial board at Cincinnati were read the
second time in the senate today and re
ferred to the authors with leave to report.
Resolutions looking to an investigation of
the rumors of dishonesty on the part of
members of the boards, were offered in
both btanches and went over under the
rules. The Democratic senate and house
caucuses have substantially agreed upon
the character of the legislation which
shall be had in connection with the Cin
A bill is proposed and will be introduced
tomorrow.amending the law under which
the board was created, giving the governor
the power of removal, and providing for
tho selection of the members of the borrd
at the April election. This implies the
removal of the members of the present
board, and the appointment of others by
the governor. Governor Campbell, in the
interest of harmony and compromise, has
acceeded to tho proposition.
A HOTEL BURNED.
Syracuse. N. Y Oct. 1G. What proved
to be the most disastrous fire that has
visited Syracuse for many years, was dis
covered in the Leland hotel at 12:30 o'clock
this morning. It is now 2 o'clock and the
fire is still burning fiercely, although the
entire fire department, consisting of nine
engines, are working hard to save further
los of life and limb. An eye witness of
the fire says it is positive that at least
twenty-five persons lost their lives and
many more have been more or less injured.
One woman was being lowered from a
'window by the aid of a rope. She had
reached a point opposite the third story
when the rope became ignited from a burn
ing sill, the rope parted and the woman
fell to the pavement, her brains dashed out
and her body flattened into a shapeless
mass. Sp great is the confusion aud ex
citement that the identity of those killed
and injured is wholly unknown. Under
taker's ambulances aud other vehicles aro
flying in all directions, and the streets in
the neighborhood of the ill-fated hotel are
througed with excited crowds of people.
Frank Carrick, of Glenn Falls, N. Y
has been identified as one of those burned
to death. Many people crazed with fright
lost their lives by jumping from windows.
One man says he saw six people jump
from different windows on the Fayette
street side of tho building within a space
of four minutes, and tho sight sickened
him with its horror and ho was compelled
to leave the spot. The building was pro
vided with both iron fire escapes on the
outside and ropes on the inside, which
were the means of saving many lives.
Burnett Forbes, a stockbroker, of this
city, escaped into thestreet almost entirely
naked, He was slightly injured about the
hands. One woman was found with a
nursing baby in her arms, crouched in a
stairway where she had been overcome by
sniokc. She was removed by the firemen
but has not yet regained consciousness aud
it is impossible to say what her name or
The fire is said to have started in the
kitchen. The building will be a total loss.
It was built two years ago at a cost of
$150,000. It is six stories high aud con
tained 400toohis. ' It is impossible to iearn
how many guests wero in the hotel at the
time the tiro broke out. The total loss
will not fall short of $500,000. and is par
tially covered by insurance, but it is im
possible to learn how much insurance was
curried on the furniture or what the price
and individual losses will be.
THE LOYAL LEGION.
ST. LOUIS, Oct. 15. The twentv-sixth
annual meeting of tho Loyal Legion
opened here at 10 o'clock this morning, at
the Lindcll hotel. The meeting, of course,
is secret, and none of its proceedings will
be given to the public, A large number
of distinguished soldiers and prominent
members of the order aro present and the
sessions will be presided over by ex-President
R. B. Hayes, the commander-in-chief
of the Legion. This is the first meeting of
the Legion ever held outside of Phila
delphia. The afternoon session was occupied in
considering the eligibility of applicants to
membership and matters of a purely rou
tine nature. At 4 o'clock the convention
had completed its business and adjourned
sine die. The remainder of the afternoon
was spent bv the members in driving
about the city incarriages. This evening
the delegates were entertained at a recep
tion given in their honor by Mr. and Mrs.
R. C. Kerens, at their residence, 30 Van
deventer Place. Tomorrow they will visit
the Merchants' Exchange in the morning,
exposition in the afternoon, and in the
evening a banquet will be tendered at the
The convention was called to order by
ex-President Hayes. In the absence of the
chaplain, Rev. John B. Brunt, of the Cum
berland Presbyterian church, offered
praver. After roll call the commauder-in
chief very briefly opened the proceedings,
aud a report was read showing that there
are eighteen comniauderies in the country
with a membership of about S.000. Appli
cations for membership were then consid
ered. The question of the eligibility of
various commanderies was referred" to
committees' who will report this afternoon,
when the application of the new state of
Washington will be considered and acted
upon. At uoon the convention adjourned
to reconvene at 3 o'clock.
A CHIEF OF POLICE KILLED.
XEWORLFANS, La., Oct. 15. Twenty
five minutes before twelve o'clock tonicht
David C. Hennesy, chief of police of this
city, was shot down by three men nooi the
corner of Basin and Girod streets. Pistols
were used by Hennesy "s assailants and he
received four shots, one in the stomach
which it is believed, will prove fatal. Hen
nesy was conveyed at once to the charity
hospital and hif relatives hastily sum
moned. His assailants so far are unknown.
THE COUNT OF PARIS.
Gettysburg, Pa., Oct. 15 The count of
Pans and his party spent the entire day in
inspecting the battlefield, accompanied by
the generals who commanded corps in this
fight: O. O. Howard, of the Twelfth;
Henry S. Slocum, of the Eleventh; John
Newton and AbnerDoubleday, oftheFirst
and Daniel E. Sickles, of the Third, and
numerous other journals.
THE IRISH QUESTION.
THE ARCHBISHOPS OF IRELAND
SUMMONED TO ROME.
Striking Picture of Ireland's Con
dition Drawn by an English.
Misery and "Wretchedness of
Green Isle Traced to Absentee
The Story of the Escape of the Mining
Irish Leaders Messrs. Dillon and
O'Brien The Socialist Congress in
Session at Halle Other
London, Oct. 15. Mr. Thomas Power
O'Connor's paper, the Star, announces
that the Most Rev. Michael Logue, D. D.,
archbishop of the diocese of Armagh, and
primate of all Ireland; Most Rev. Wm. J.
Walsh, D. D., archbishop of the diocese of
Dublin; Most Rev. Thomas W. Croke, D.
D., archbishop of Cashel, and Most Rev.
John Macevilly, D. D., archbishop of
Tuam, have been summoned by the pope
to appear at Rome in the early part of
next year. This, the Star says, is an un
usual and significant step, and is seldom
adopted. The fact that a summons for
the archbishops had been issued has been
known only to a limited circle. The
Catholic archiepiscopacy are deeply inter
ested. It is believed that the summons
was issued in connection with the Irish
political situation and kindred subjects.
AN ENGLISH VIEW OF IRELAND.
A Picture of Ireland Drawn by an En
LONDON, Oct. 15. The last two volumes
of Lecky's "History of England in
tho Eighteenth Century," appeared
today. They are taken up large
ly with Irish history. Of Henry
Gratton. the great Irish orator, he de
clares that he was strong in the convic
tion that the true interests of England
and Ireland were incompatible. Lecky
charges that the absenteeism of Irish land
lords has been responsible, in a high de
gree, for the infamous abuses which have
been developed in the management of
Lecky olames the middlemen and the
farmers for the terrific extortion which
has resulted from the system of competi
tive rents during the last two centuries.
He assests that it has not been the general
custom for the owners of property in Ire
land to ask the full market rents. It is the
men who have rented from the owners
and then sub-let to others who have ex
acted the highest rents that competition
for laud allowed. The idea often advanced
that the English government had a hand
.in p-ecipitating tlte irisn reoelliou in
order to assist in effecting a union with
, Ireland, Mr. Lecky denies. On the other
hand, he acknowledges that it was accom
I plished through corruption aud bribery.
' The great experiment of the union, in
I his opinion, has hitherto been tried under
unfavorable and unhappy circumstances.
Almost continuously since the union went
into effect, Irelaud hats been distressed
with political agitation, agrarian crime
1 and conspiracy. Moreover, it has been
, subjected to unusual social nnd economical
revolutions and lias heen a held lor many
violent and contradictory legislative ex
periments. Mr. Lecky contends that
through the influence of a wave of Demo
cratic feeling, Ireland was accorded a
much larger representation in parliament
than she was entitled to, considering the
fact that a majority of the Irish popula
tion was disaffected. The historian then
proceeds to trace the rise and progress of
Fenianism. After the downfall of the Fen
ian society came the creation of an agrarian
organization, the promoters of which
were largely paid by Fenians. This
agrarian movement has succeeded in es
tablishing over a great part of Ireland an
elaborate and all-pervading tyranny. This
has been accompanied bv perhaps as much
mean and savage cruelty and as much
shameless and deliberate lying as any
movement of the nineteenth century. It
is difficult, indeed, to exaggerate the ex
tent to which this has demoralized the
Irish people and destroyed their capacity
for self government. Mr. Lecky declares,
as his deliberate opinion, that the Fenians
have not abandoned any of the ulterior
objects of their organization, but have
consented to the agitation for home rule
as a proximate end, because this would
confer legislative powers upon the Nation
al league. The achievement of home rule
would thus become a leverage for attain
ing their ultimate designs
In conclusion, Mr. Lecky contrasts the
complete success with which Eugland has
governed India with its 200,000,000 people,
with the signal failure of English rule in
Irelaud, where there were only 5,000,000
disaffected people. He finds a key to the
enigma in the fact that Irish affairs have
been in the verv vortex of English party
politics while India has hitherto lain out
side their sphere.
The Times, in its review of the volumes,
says: "Mr. Lecky has preserved intact the
integrity of the hi-torian's conscience.
Mere partisans on either side of the Irish
controversy will be bitterly disappointed
at Mr. Lecky's conclusions."
The News says: "The prophecies which
have appeared "from time to time touching
the character of these volumes, which
tended to degrade a great history to the
level of a party pamphlet, have proved to
be fale. These volvmes are worthy com
panions of those which have preceded them.
The most devoted follower of Mr. Glad
stone may read them with greater profit
than the friends of the government, for,
with the best will toassist the concervative
cause, Mr. Lecky is still trammeled by the
inexorable logic of facts." Tho News ex
presses regret that the end of the work is
marred wfth a childish onslaught on Mr.
Gladstone, whom Mr. Lecky endeavors to
force into connection with Fenianism.
Apart from this blemish, the News con
siders the work fair.
DILLON AND O'BRIEN.
Conflicting Storie3 as to the Whereabouts
of the Irish Leaders.
PAHIS, OcL 15 La Presse says that
Messrs. Dillon and O'Brien, after their
flight from Tipperary. took passage on a
.-ailing vessel and landed at Lucet Mar, on
the coast of Normandy, on Sunday. They
passed the nh:ht at the residence of M.
Kaffalovich, the banker, whose daughter
is the wife of Mr. 0"Bnen. On Monday
they came to Pans and thence proceeded
to M. Ralfalovitch's country houe, at Gif,
in the department of the eine Et Oise.
The returned to Pans last night, but
their address in the city is kept a secret
If the news received from America is fav
orable to the Irish mission to that country,
they will start for New York at the end of
theweek. If it becomes manifest that it is
their intention to remain in Paris, the gov
ernment will request them to leave.
Rumors are in circulation here that M.
Raffelovich and the members of his family
declared that Messrs. Dillon and O'Brien
have not been in France, and assert that
they have sailed for America.
TirPKRABT, Oct. 15. During the proceedings-
in the court here tody. Mr.
Kealey. one of the counsel for the "defend
ants In the conspiracy case, was handed a
telegram. Tearing the envelop open, he
found it contained a dispatch from Messrs.
Dillon and O'Brien announcing their safe
arrival at Cherbourg, France, today.
DuBJJCf, Oct. 15. The telegraph says
that Messrs. Dillon and O'Brien arrived at
Cherbourg on board a yacht, and that
they are now stopping at a hotel at that
HOW THET ESCAPED.
Dublin, Oct. 15. The United Ireland
prints an account of the escape of Messrs.
Dillon and O'Brien, written by Mr. O'Bri
en himself. Mr. O'Brien says: ""We row
ed from Dalkey Wednesday midnight to a
yacht lying two miles off shore. Not an
enemy was in sight. Next morning found
ns ninety miles away toward the Welsh
coast. Friday and Saturday we lay in a
dead calm. On Sunday morning we
rounded Land's End, when the wind
again died away and we were forced to lie
all day in a brilliant sunshine, within two
miles of the shore. A Trinity house cut
ter passed quite close to us, and the
crew of the royal Adelaide off
Falmouth actually exchanged greetings
with our sailors. A Dublin steamer also
passed close by us. A heavy fog buried
us from sight on Sunday night. Four
steamers were blowing fog horns around
us during the night. We cleared the Liz
ard in the morning and darted across for
the French coast to out-trick the British
shipping. We were becalmed again on
Monday, and were obliged to beat up the
channel. A brisk gale sprang up Monday
night in which the yacht behaved
magnificently. While passing Guernsy,
after midnight, we were apparently pur
sued by a revenue cutter which, however,
was unable to weather the gale and aban
doned the chase. In the morning we were
running free before the wind for Cher
bourg, where we landed at 11 o'clock. We
had reached our last days supply of fresh
water. All the arrangements worked per
fectly, thanks to the prominent Dublin
citizen who superintended them, and had
unparalleled good luck."
Mrs. O'Brien left Dublin this evening to
join her husband.
PORTER ON PROTECTION.
LOSDON", Oct. 15. Robert P. Porter
spoke as follows today to a London jour
nalist on the McKinley bill and kindred
subjects. After listening to Porter's de
fense of that measure the Englishman re
ferred to reports that America was, at
bottom, in favor of free trade.
"That's all moonshine," answered the
traveler from the states. "I'll undertake
to say the United States is today miles
further away from free trade than you are
from a reasonable tariff on articles of lux
ury." "But Mr. Mundella and Mr. David A.
Wells, of your side, say the McKinley bill
is only payment to manufacturers for
money subscribed for election expenses."
"Such a statement is a libel on the intel
ligence of 5,000,000 American citizens."
"'We hear occasionally about a party on
your side favoring reciprocity with Can
ada." "Well, Canada is a bumptious and at
times irritating little neighbor of ours,
who wants to secure in a return for a mar
ket of 5.000,000 or G,000, 00 people one for
04,000,000. What Canada does or does not
is not a matter over which the American
people spend many sleepless nights. To
assume that the McKinley bill was intend
ed as an indication of unfriendliness to
Canada is grotesque. Equal terms of
reciprocity with Canada is out of tho
question. The only way to secure a home
market for W,000,00 people is to become
part of the Union."
"One question more and an important
one how does it come about that jou,
brought up as an Englishman, appear so
stanch a protectionist?"
"I don't think my being an Englishman
had much to do with it. I've een the
benefits of protection all over the country.
In tho western states it h-ns dotted the
prairies with prosperous center of indus
try; in the eastern states it has built up
immense industries. Under this system
we are rapidly becoming the first manu
facturing as well as agricultural, nation
on earth, and when our new shipping bill
becomes a law we shall struggle hard to
reach the top ns a commercial nation.
When a young man I was a great student
of Couden and Bright's speeches, aud
reading these strengthened my belief in
protection when I saw how little their
glowing promises were realized."
New Yof.k, Oct. 13. An Ottawa dis
patch says there appears to have been, as
if by mutual understanding, a general at
tack, with threats of retaliation, against
the United States, upon the part of the
conservative press of Canada, all along
the line. The government press of the
Dominion is slow to take any important
step where the policy of the administration
is concerned, except under instructions
from Ottawa. It is generally believed
that the mandate has gone forth to pre
pare the people of Canada for such a re
modeling of the Dominion tariff during
the approaching session of parliament as
will meet the McKinley bill on its own
grounds. The Halifax Mail, the organ of
the Hon. Charles Tupper, minister of ma
rine, has taken a very decided stand, char
acterizing the McKinley bill as an act of
war on the British empire.
ONE GOOD EFFECT.
OTTAWA, Oct 15. The removal of the
Canadian export duty on logs is showing
its effect. Already there is an enormous
revivnl of shipments to the United States.
One dealer is filling an order for 400 cars.
OTTAWA, Oct. 15. Four hundred car
loads of lumler have left here for the
American market since the removal of the
export duty. The amount awaiting ship
ment here is over two hundred million
feet. Both the Empire and the Gazette at
tack the government for removing the
duty, on the ground that it will allow
American lumbermen to enter Canada,
compete with Canadians and deplete our
forests. The latter sav3 the mire over free
trade has been mixed in a way to eive the
United Suites all the benefits of protection
without securi ig to Canada those which
come from free trade.
Lisbon, Oct. 15. In the cortez today, in
the presence of all the ministers, Senhor
Sousa, the new prime minister, read a
statement of his proposed policy. He said
he was unable to recommend the sanction
of tne convention with England, but did
not desire to prevent the execntion of the
clauses already sanctioned. The govern
ment identified itself with the national
sentiment on this question and would
willingly accept modifications which,
while preserving the dignity and in
terests of the nation, would fa
cilitate the restoration of harmony with
our old allies: but nei eared n the am
besia reports were true, it would be harder
than ever to arrive at an equitable agree
ment, which Portugal always sincerely de
sired. Parliament, he said, would be con
voked whenever the cabinet arrived at a
decision requiring its assistance. The
nation's credit hail been attacked by pri
vate interests abroad, but not shaken.
The government would devote itself to
economical measures in order to reduce the
national expenses. The premier asked
parliament to sink volatile passions and
give the government the support of the
nreded on these two important questions.
The statement was afterward read in both
houses. The leaders of various parties
made short speeches, in which they gave
assurance of an artitude of good will to
ward the government. At a joint sitting
of the two houses, a royal decree was read
closing the session. The constitutional
dat for the reopening of the cortez is
Nashville, Tens.. Oct 15. Rev. D. C.
Kelly, prohibition candidate for governor,
was today suspended for six months by
the M. E. conference, which is in session
at Pulaski, for leaving his post at Gallatin
a pastor, without permissiea from the
THE INTERSTATE COMMERCE LAW.
Chicago, Oct 15. The Daily News
prints interviews with a number of rail
road men and shippers regarding the inter
state commerce law. In introducing
them the News says that the law is
viewed with hostile eyes by most railroad
managers and large shippers. All are
agreed, it sap, that the act, if it is to be
obeyed, will have to be materially
J. "W. Midgeley, chairman of the south
western division of tho Western Freight
association, said he thought the commis
sioners, personally, an admirable set of
men, but that they have not the experi
ence requisite to fill such positions in the
manner they should be filled. There
should be at least one practical railroad
man on the commission.
General Freight Agent Miller of the
Burlington road, said he would amend the
law by wiping it out of the statute books,
but if that is not possible, he would favor
an amendment permitting railway corpo
rations to form pools for traffic purposes.
Chairman Walker, of the Interstate
Commerce Railway association, and form
erly a member of the Interstate Commerco
commission, said: "I am not one of those
who oppose the law on principle; I believo
that a law of the kind is essential for the
best interests of the community. At pres
ent, instead of being a mutual arrange
ment, it practically legislates in a direct
ion prejudicial to the interests of the
roads, without giving the public any bene
fit" A CONDEMNED BUILDING.
The Big Government Building at Chicago
Said to be Unsafe.
CmcAGOj Oct. 15. The Times says that
authoritative information was received
from Washington yesterday that tho gov
ernment building in this city occupying
the square bounded by Clark, Adams,
Dearborn and Jackson streets, has been
condemned and will be abandoned. The
dangerous condition of the structure has
long been known, but during the last few
days it has become so positivo a menace to
the safety of persons employed therein,
and those whom business called there,
that immediate action was considered an
W. E. Bell, superintendent of tho gov
ernment building, says that during tho
past thirteen years the building has sunk
from six to eighteen iuches, so that the ?o
000,000 building now resembles a "Ken
tucky goose's back." He does not think
there is any immediate danger, however,
although the building has settled from
one-fourth to one-half an inch. Au appro
priation of $47,0 0 was made by the last
congress for repairing the building.
THE EEPOKT DENIED.
Washington, Oct. 15. The dispatch
from Chicago this moruinc stating that
the government building in that city had
been condemned and will be nbandoned,
ou account of its dangerous conditiou,
was shown to Secretary Windom, who
read it carefully, aud said: "Well, if that
building is in the unsafe condition men
tioned in this item, it is very curious that
no renort has been made to me upon the
subject I have heard nothing about it,
and know of nothing to justify any such
Mr. Windrim, the supervising architect
of the treasury department, also read the
I dispatch. Ho smiled and said: "wny,
I there's nothing in this story. The build
! ing has not been condemned and will not
be abandoned. There's nothing at all in
connection with this building to create
New York, Oct. 15. The Independent
will publish tomorrow articles received by
telegraph from President WoodrufT of the
Mormon church and Governor Thomas of
Utah, concerning the action of the Mor
mon conference of Oct 0, forbidding polyg
amy. President Woodruff says:
"The action of the conference is conclus
ive. The church has no disposition to
violate tho laws or defy the government.
The revelation of God requires us to obey
the constitutional laws of the land. Judeo
i Zane has recognized the action of the
church as sincere and final, and has re-
' scinded the rule excluding Mormon aliens
from the naturalization. '
Governor Thomas says: "Tho manifesto
of the president of the church has now
been confirmed by the conference. It
comes with a force of a new revelation,
and whatever doubt may have existed as
to the purpose and effect of the manifesto
first sent out, they now seem to be re
moved. The Gentiles rejoice that the con
test begun so many years ago against po
lvgamy has linallytriumphed, for they be
lieve that never again will polygamy
flourish on American soil. This is the
most important event that has occurred in
the Mormon church in years, and it Is be
lieved it will result in greatly advancing
the material interests and prosperity of the
THE S00IALIST CONGRESS.
The Bed Flag Again Make? Its Appearance
HALLE, Oct. 15 A commers was given
last night to the delegates to the Socialist
congress now in session in this city, in the
Prinz Carl beer hall, the largest in the
town. Three thousand persons attended
the commers. A red flag, the emblem of
the Socialists, which for ten years has been
under the ban of the law in Germany,
floated from the platform, from which a
number of speeches were made by the lead
ers of the party.
The proceedings were interspersed with
songs. An interesting feature was the
presentation of a series of tableaux vivants
Herr Beck of Zurich, explained that when
he was exiled from Germany he secretly
carried the flag that was on the platform,
from Kassel to Zurich, where he kept it
safely until now, when, on the expiration
of the Socialist law, it was returned to its
A LUNATIC AT LARGE.
CHICAGO, 111.. Oct. 15. Lajt evaning, as
Michigan avenue was thronged with peo
ple coming from and going to the Illinois
Central trains, a man of powerful physique
came dashing throngh ttie crowd, hat in
hand, his long hair streaming and his eyes
glaring. Striking 3t one and catching at
another oi the passers by, he almost cleared
the street as he proceeded. Women aod
children rushed screaming into the middle
of the ."treet. and the men edged away to
; give him all the room he wanted He
I leaped upon thoe he met like an infuri-
I ated beast and after striking several
I persons he at last came upon
i Jack Knight With the ferocity
' of a tiger, he leaped at Knight's throat
end fastening upon him with his powerful
1 clutch, drove his fingers through the akin.
imbedding them in the muscle of the
helpless man's throat He threw Knight
to the pavement, and pounced upon him.
1 when a number of the more courageous
i spectators came to the rescue. For or
! five officers were soon participating m the
' frav, and at lat the lunatic was got into
a wagon, wnicn came irotn tne Central
station, and taken to the detention hos
pital, where he continued to raro f nrioos
ly all night From a note book found in
his pockets, it was learned that hii name
is John Hedline. a Swede, and a carpenter
by trade. He labors under the dettt&kw
that some one is after him, and he is boot
on killing everybody.
SAUNA, Kan., Oct 15 The third an
nual convention of the Episcopal church
of northwestern Kansas convened in thfe
city today. A number of distinguished
clergymen and laymen from many parts of
the state are in attendance. Rev. W. D
Christian, of Abilene, presided. Tbeopea
ing nennon was delivered br Rev. T. W.
DoeeLu. of Clav Center. The conventton
I will adoarn tais ev
I 7.TTT . f
TEE DAT IN THE TERRITORIAL
The Council Refuses to Reconsider
its Action in the Matter
The Bill Providing for a Bureau of Labor
Statistics Reported Adversely
to the House.
Meeting of the Erst Grand Army Reunion
Ever Held in the Territory at El
Renor Yesterday Guthrie
Special dtpatch to the PaUr Easle.
Guthrie, Ok., Oct 15. Today tho
Guthrie Democrat passes into the hands of
Messrs. Deathridge and Simpson,
Mai. E. J. Simpson has made for him
self since the opening of the legislature an
enviable name as a gentleman andacomoo
tent official. His facile pen will add
greatlv to tho popularity of the paper.
Mr. Deathridge is too well known to tho
people of this vicinity to require an intro
duction. An old newspaper man. and a
gentleman of energy aud integrity, he
will, with his associate, make the paper
the leading Democratic orgun of the terri
Ten members answered roll call this
Prayer was offered by the chaplain.
The minutes of the previous session were
read and approved. .
A motion was made to reconsider section
12 of the school law.
Mr. Bixler It seems that some members
of this bodv are willing to introduce any
thing that will delay legislation, provided
they cannot carry their point This sec
tion 12 has been reconsidered after having
parsed it yesterday. This substitute will
bring confusion into our schools. Many
thanked me yesterday for my etTorts to se
cure the parage of the bill providing for
separate schools. Let thus go into the
house as it is, and if the conference can
suggest amendments I am ready to con
sider them. .
Mr. Pitman offered the following substi
tute: That this section aud all connected
with it be referred to a special committee
to report next Saturday morning.
Mr. Foster The substitute is out of or
der. Tho proceeding is irregular.
Mr. Pitman The noint of order is not
well tiken. Wo have a right to take any
action we plea. Tho motion is to adopt
section 12 as read.
Quite an extended discussion in regard
to the reconsideration of the bill followed.
Mr. Bixler Council bill No. 12 is not
amendable, from the fnct that it has been
read the third time nnd is on its passage
On the motion to put tho bill upon its
passage Mr. Foster voted aye, explaining
that he did so as it seemed the only thing
to do under the circumstances, although if
section 12 ever passed both houses and re
ceived the go vemor'ssignature.and should
come before the courts it would bo pro
nounced absolutely null and void.
Mr Brown of Logan voted aye, because
it might as well be put upon its passage
now as auy time.
The aye votes were Bixler, Brown of Lo
gan, Foster, Grimmer, Howard, Xesbitt,
Pittman, Smeltser and President Garden
The nay votes were Brown of Oklnhoma,
Harader, Linn and McCartney.
When the vote was put upon it pafwigo
all of its opponents, except Harader, while
not receding from thoir former position,
voted aye m the interest of spely legisla
Oklahoma Brown said that ho Iwul ex
amined it carefully and had not a doubt of
The record of the councillors on the
question of mixed schools is w follows:
Ayes Brown of Logan, Brown of Okln
homa, Foster, Harader, Linn, McCart
Soon Bixler. Grimmer, Howard, Km
bitt, Pitman. Smeltser and Gardonhins.
The council thon wont into a committeo
of the whole for the purpose of dibcuwlng
the house substitute for the council code
Mr. Nesbltt was called to the chair.
A number of sections from the Dakota
territorial code wero incorporated into the
In addition to thoso provided by the bill,
n provision was mode for tha election of a
county attorney for a term of two years.
It was a session of dry labor, unenliven
ed by any excitement, save the point in ado
by Brown of Oklahoma that) questions
should be put in the affirmative and not
in the negative form, and that bills iHied
otherwise were illegal.
Motions were presented in that form
The conncil devoted the afternoon to the
consideration of the code bill in committee
of tho whole.
Twenty-three members aiwwcred roll
call this 'morning.
Prayer was offered by the chaplain.
The minutes of the previous smnioa were
read, corrected and approved.
Mr. C. M Morrison wae worn in M
readinc dork by Speaker Pro Tern Joaos.
Mr. George Falton wan appointed janitor.
Mr. Neal It is the unanimous wink of
the house that we have no doorktopr at
Mr Daniels It is my privilege an
speaker to appoint these offleenc. awl I
shall exercise my right n lb appoint
ment of a doorkeeper. In the matter of
the doorkeeper. I have yielded to the
wishes of the immortal foMrt Ua far.
Mr. W. A. Taylor was appointed door
keeper. Mr Campbell I can only say that where
rogues fall out hone men gt their dves.
House bill No 37, providing for a bureau
of labor statistics, was reported by tbe
committee on labor with a reeoramaoda
tion that it do not dm.
Mr. Campbell movwl that the reoora
nwndation of the committee be concurred
Mr. Terrill W found aftr examination
that the bureau wocW ecc tfee torrkerr
VZ.&fJ yearly, awl that in Um face of the
fact that we have not a mis ho the torri-
Coeneil bill So. 2, reorfved by tins hoese
with a recooinmeadatkMi tkt tt do a.
Mr Terrill-I wiil not favor a bill that
ks o expensive.
The reootnnieodation of the committer
The committer on 6g7c6d Wlk report
ed Uooe tail No. X Um ctk bill; a-
Mr Tenill moved tbi tie rwjular ordr
of hnskotm be s?Bdei to t&fce up the
Mr. Talbot moved tfct council bill N'e. 2
Mr Caxapfotl aovad, as am amemtmaat.
that it be made a fdal erdr iac FrMaj
morning at M o'cUick.
Mr. Naai I think Ue how will be gK4
to tike it up at Ue ertJet powAMc
Mr. Terrill It mohu ttk a footfab ex
penditure of moaey
Mr. Neil The pMrtJewaa doM not real
ize Uurt toe Mil in tfconxHtiT amradrd.
The United Sca'M par4 for pnmuat; Um
bills. If tbe tarritarv h4 to print it k
wooJd not b7 a dollar.
Mx. Mftulnsiv-1 want, a jrriM.nl eopr of
tfcal bOL It fe hard oamrgjt irerk ( M
lowth bill wtah a srttd coar 1cJore
me. I, in future, will not vote on n bill
unless it is printed, and I can seo what is
Mr. Terrill The gontleman from Okla
homa has hcen fit to state that I would not
pay a single dollar. I wish to state that I
pay ns much taxes as he docs.
Mr. Adair We could not possibly do
one thing with that bill until it is printed.
I amend this motion by saying fifty
copies, and move that it bo modo a special
order for Mondav, at 3 o'clock.
Council bill No. 2 was rcfered to tha
committee on printing, and made a special
order for Monday at S o'clock.
Mr. Daniels 1 movo as a substitute that
the council bill No. 2 bo made a special
order for Friday at 10 o'clock.
Mr. Adair Thero have been many
amendments, and we shall require a Mttta
timo to look it over before acting intelli
Mr. Talbot We can take up tho bill
and pass a few sections.
Mr. Campbell Tho bill will not bo dis
tributed until Friday. Wo might just aa
well take it up now.
A vota was taken on the substituo.
Mr. Daniels called for a division.
Lost 10 to 5.
A vote was taken on the modon to make
council bill No. 2 a special order for Mon
day at 3 o'clock.
Mr. Daniels moved that tho house ad
journ for four wewks.
Mr. Post That motion is in keeping
with the gentleman s notions for tho last
The motion to make the bill a special
order for Monday prevailed.
Tho committee on manufactures RB I
home industries reported houo "bill No. 4
on water rights anil irrigation aud reconi
mended its pasAe.
Mr. Campbell introduced house bill No.
43. n bill governing conveyances of real es
tate, which went to tlnal reading. Tho
bill was read the second time by titlo and
referred to the judiciary committee.
Mr. Clark introduced houso bill No. 44,
an act for the preservation public property.
The bill was read the econd time by title,
and referred to the judiciary committee.
Mr. Terrill Those resolutions regarding
townits have been in the hands of the
committee for several days. They should
have been returned long ago.
Mr. Campbell Tho committee has been
In communication with the townslto com
missioners, and they informed the oommit
ee that they wero preparing a document
which would cover the ground.
Mr. Campbell-The work of the judiciary
committee has been delayed onoocount of
the absence of the chairman.
Mr. Post Where is the pharmacy blllr
Mr Campbell It Is in the hnirtl.i of tho
judiciary committee. .
Mr. Clark I think there should bo no
hesitation about referring bills to tho
judiciary committee, as they have an
ubundauco of clerical force.
Mr. Ten-ill Before adjounment the
chair should ask If any of tho committees
wished to hold meetings.
Mr. Park introduced hono bill No. 45,
an act to prevent tho destruction of human
life in tho torritory of Oklahoma Tho
bill was ordered read the second timo by
title, aud referred to tho judiciary com
mittee. A resolution requesting tho secretasy ot
the territory to order tho construction of n
storm door over the south entrance of tho
hall was passed.
Tho following nwolutloniwas,adppted:
Hesolved, That the chairmen of the re
spective committees send to tho speaker'
desk previous to adjournment a written
notice of the timo and place, of tho meeting
of their several committees.
At tho afternoon of the- house twenty
three memlwrs were prrsont
Mr. Ilobinbon introduced houso bill No.
40, au act to regulate the taking up of
domestic animals when lutrny llefurrwl
to tho committee on agriculture.
Mr. Trosper introduced houso bill No
47, an act to prohibit the manufacture nnd
sale of intoxicating liquors, except for
medical, mechanical and scientific pur
Mr. Waggoner introduced houso bill No.
4 an act to regulate- foreign Insurance
Mr. Campljoll introduced a resolution
that all Hit ion on county svt, county
linen, and the capital removal question. lx
pofttponcd until Nov. 15, and that tho
above order of btMlii54 bo omIv olmnged
or rescinded by a vote of two-third of all
the memlxTs of the hoilito.
Mr Campbell moved tho adoption of
ehe resolution, and said that, he oaine hern
against his own wishes, and wtabed to
spend his time in wise legislation.
Mr Pwt denounced the resolution m a
gag law, ami moved to lay the motion to
adopt it ou the table. Carried.
Mr. Adair We have spent forty-nine
days at an xpeoe to the govern moot of
112,000; we located tbecnplUl at Oklahoma
Citv, but the governor vetoed the bill.
.Mr Wimberly I nball vote contrary to
the majority of mr colloHKuee. It to not
bt to brlntf up the capital question.
Mr Campbell It is time to lrgWate in
the interests of the pople and Mot of local
ities. . ...
Mr Wnjcgoncr The gentleman thinks
we are here in the interente of Oklahoma.
City. If the reohition to adopW it will
take a two-third vote to take up the que
tioos in the resolution.
Mr Nenl The honse should be free to
bring up the matters.
Mr Jones It is nnwraal to introduco
the resolution at prent The KouUeoMin
ie doing exactly at I in hU nosltion would
io. It in the duty of thb Jegfedature and
goreraor to locale tho capital, ami It
Hhouhl be doo".
Mr. Tr"tper-Tbe roeolntloo will not
Mr Terrill I favor the reoohitlon. It
will take thirty dkjr- to eool off.
Mr Campbell I have not been exalted.
The motion for a reeoMtt! "ration ef the
vote laying the reeotettoM on the ktblewas
FilibwteriHg followed nntll the wl Journ
raent THE EL REWO RE-UNIOH.
Beoetel DHtxk to M DUtr JUgUu
EU Ktso. Ok., Oct W TJii ftret G. A.
It re-nnkm ever held in Oklahoma or the
Indian territory, im now In progrw here.
Ywrtwday, the 8m day, wm devoted to
getting Into camp and to Um arraecneut
of preMra inaries for the three does' en
camptneat Old soldWw are oomiftg In
tram parts of the territory, wml h town
presents a liriy HOmruam. All bwUdlngf
are deooriid. ad flass arr 8rla I rem
everv ooereivable pro W urn. Governor
MU and Dprrmnt Commander ItoriM-si
came in fcody, and wre met at the depot
by a deuul from the ii A. it oamp and a
compeer of artillery from Fort Retm. A
benqoet will be temir Governor fMki
by the ladies tomorrow rtaneMC Gret
preparatioBM have beti made, and every -bod
in eoyisf the oeoameo. Tomorrow
wt.f be the big &f
GUTHRIE SOCIETY NOTES.
OcncKtx. Ok , Oct IS. af-M orr
TKmdsc8. Mabr and Mr. Ul end
Mum Hood returned wZmperm TlMtpdey.
Mr Filo. mother of frl- n. ru,
wa down from Willow Herlea kK writ.
ftpUer Die4 um back lut erettta
KlU-r a short viMt to ht borne.
The Ladle' Guild et with Utm. lUnwi
Tatin4&7 Two kufta were lnUUJ,
making now a mberJUp of t-weefcj-fcwo.
Mrs. Cariia ku etoed her imebcad at
Vsidi. tfce liU) Mm of Mr. aed Ma T.
J. Hart i qoite iU wit a a fever.
Mr Oemmoe. of tfee Uex c mmsM ter
ritory. m retsraed from Arkanxx OMjr,
totaling " ha a witt l a
pleenaat addiUoa to Gutnr e aoevetY.
The Dtlrtet fcca wa rea Tweedey
aigfet to a crowded ad amyeetwtlTe ft
Prof. Hatieefc made a exseUant Matei
mertar. A ajee tlttie ase. wfetafc go
urwwnl tae boiaUa ef Pwlfeeleci
caarca, w reattu-el
TV? BeaerrtfMK dtT
amok d -nark fcwt . wet