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WICHITA KANSAS, SATURDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 6, 1890.
YOL. XIV, NO 17.
EVENTS OF THE DAY AT THE NA
A Long Wrangle in the Senate Over
a Mistake in the Federal
The Consideration of the Pension Bill in
the House Made the Occasion of a '
Long Partisan Debate,
Tne Barrundia Correspondence Laid Before
Congress by the President Nomina
tions Sent to the Senate Silver
Purchase General Cap
Washington, Dec, 5 Mr. Stanford in
troduced n bill to provide the government
with menus sufficient to supply the nation
al want of a sound circulating medium,
and asked that it lie on the table, stating
that ho would hereafter submit some re
marks upon it.
The election bill was then (at 10:30) taken
tip, and Mr. Gray addressed the senate in
opposition to it. Coming to the section
which provides that a supervisor of elec
tions, to be selected as a "discreet" man,
may make a house to house visitation to
inquire as to the names, politics, national
ity, etc., of its male inmates, Mr. Gray
characterized that official as "this czar
that is to be; this satrap of the province,"
and said: "In all the measures which
provoked and goaded our ancestors to re-
;nf ilioivmiinirnfthn Rrif.iOi kititr. tlu'ffl
was none that approached the infamy of
tins provision; auu moderate as i am in an
my conceptions of ray duty as a citizen
and a man, law-abiding as I have always
boon, aud respectful to the powers that be
I say now, that when this supervisor
knocks at my door, I pray God that 1 shall
be at homo." Some applause.
Mr. Spooner, a memberof the committee
on privileges and elections, asked Mr.
Gray whether ho was now referring to
w hat was known as the domiciliary clause.
M r. Gray said that ho was.
Mr. Spooner said that that clause had
been struck out by the committee.
"But," said Mr. Gray, "it is m tho bill
as reported.' . ,
Mr. Hoar explained that it was in by
a mistake, either of the Jclerk or printer;
but lie subsequently admitted that the
mistake might have been his own.
Mr. Gray moved that tho paragraph in
question be struck out of the substitute.
Mr. Evarts, a membor of the committee,
expressed tho opinion that it ought to be
struck out, as it was a mistake.
Mr. Edmunds expressed the opinion that
it ought to stand. He regarded it as a
very proper provision, and said that ho
was in lavor of authorizing tho proper
officer (either state or national) to go to a
man's house, in verifying n registration,
ring tho bell, and make inquiries.
Mr. Daniel Does the senator think the
KUpervisor ought to be attended by an
tinned officer? . ,.. , ,
Mr. Edmunds If there is likely to be a
mob to drive him away, I think he ought
to be. . , .
Mr. Gray Suppose a man in his own
castlo declines au interview with tho
gentleman who comes with an armed
Mr. Edmunds Then the duty of the
pupervisor and of tho marshal's agent is
ended; for the whole authority is to ring
tim (lnrir lw.ll and make inciuiries.
Mr. Daniel mentioned several ntherJ
places in the bill where tuo domiciliary
visit was alluded to, aud moved tho bill be
Mr. Teller, member of the committee,
joined in the statement that the committee
had agreed to cut out the clause, and said
that Mr. Gray's denunciation of it was
none too severe. ...
Mr. Hoar, having referred to the original
report of tho committee, said that the er
ror was on the part of the printer.
Mr. Gorman moved to have tho bill re
printed, and suggested that the senate
should adiourn till Monday; but exclama
tions of dissent came from Mr. Edmunds
and other Republicans.
Xo action was taken on Mr. Gorman's
Mr. Morgan offered a resolution, which
went over until tomorrow, calling on the
attorney general for a statement of the
names, places of residence and dates of a
pointment, of the chief supervisors of elec
tion now in office in each judicial district
m the nort horn states.
Washington, Dec. 5. Mr. Cutchton,
of Michigau, called up the t-cnafo joint
r solution authorizing tho secretary of
v ar to issue 1,000 stands of arms to each
of the states of North and South Dakota,
Wyoming nd Nebraska.
On motion of Mr. Carter, of
Montana, tho state of Montana was in
cluded in the provisions of tho joint reso
lution, and it, was then passed.
On motion of Mr. Morrow of California,
the house vens, 13S; nays, 71 (Mr. Rogers,
of Arkansas, leading the opposition in sup
port of the private calendar) went into a
committee of the whole (Mr. Burrows, of
Michigan, in the chair) on tho pension
Mr. Outhwaite, of Ohio, criticised the
conduct of the commissioner of pensions
in leaving his post to effect an honest
sarca-ticall)) election in tiie district of
the gentleman from Indiana.
Mr. Cntcheon suggested that Commis
sioner Black had taken part in congres
Mr. Outhwaite replied that if Mr. Black
had done such things as Kaum had done,
ho would have been brought to justice.
Ho nrcnicd that the Republican house was
Fhirking its dutv.the pendiug bill showing
dt-ficioiicr of at least &J2.S0O.00O.
Mr. Cheadle. of Indiana, argued that
tho amount of tho appropriation would
meet all demands upon it.
, Mr. Dockery, of Missouri, said that the
"Republican house was refusing for party
purposes to appropriate within $$4,000,000
ft the amount which would be required
for pension purposes. He branched from
this subject to the general financial condi
tion of the country, and stated that there
will be a deficiency July 1, 1SU2, of $3S,000,
OiV. not including any deficiency for the
fiscal year 1S01, or ISifci, except the pension
Mr. Breckenridge, of Kentucky, said
that within f oven years there would be a
million pensioners! who would be paid
SOO.OOO.OOO annually. The first necessity
was to meet the question frankly by
a lequate appropriations; the second, tb
s rite from the rolls unworthy pensioners;
tho third, to transfer the bureau to the war
department, and take It out of tho domain
of politics. Congress shquia jueol the
question frankly. .Ino jjjeojl$k)Uld not be
looledw- " "' ?,v " ,
Mr. Peters, of Kansas1. ni'adeaitfexhaust
ive arguuuwt, to show Abat the appropria
tion carriMiby thoWllOtsatunly'sutficient
proposal. Tho party was .juwajs. covered
w.tn tears in oeuau ot uic buiuier ueu n
was out of power, but when it was in
oower it was quite a different thing. Dur
topayallwie. pensions wnicu would oe
l ranted" String the -.ensuing year. He
charged tha "the Democratic party had
Kl.own hvnScrisv In the treatment'-of tho
ing tho first session of this congress the
Democrats had been pawing the earth and
frothing at the mouth in behalf of the
service pension. He hoped the Republican
side of tho house in the Fifty-second con
gress would insist on the Democrats car
rying out thenrofessions which they had
made in the Fifty-first congress, and com
pel them to puss a service bill. The Dem
ocrats in the Fifty-first congress had been
the leaders in the. professions of love for
the soldier. Now the soldier would see
whether those professions were sincere or
The Democratic party was endeavoring
to embrace the Farmers' Alliance move
ment. He conceded that the Republican
party in Kansas, had been over-thrown.
It had elected a black eye; Laughter.
but the time was coming when the cyclone
would strike Democratic states. It was
now being entrenched in Texas and Mis
souri; and, in 189J, irentleraen who were
relying upon the Alliance hosts, would
find that their iiost had disappeared, as
the Republican majority had disappeared
in Kansas. The Republican party would
revive, because "Truth crushed to earth
shall rise again." Laughter. He
wanted the Fifty-second congress to pass
tho sub-treasury bill, Laughter. the free
coinage bill. Cries of "We will." and the
service pension bill; and. unless his Demo
cratic friends would do all that, they
would find that the wave of tho Farmer's
Alliance would sweep over them, and wipe
them from the face of the earth.
Mr. Spinola, of New York, referring to
Mr. Peters' quotation of "Truth crushed
to earth shall rise again," inquired what
had become of the lalsehood which had
been "crushed to earth" in November last
Laughter. During the last session he
had called attention to the rumbling of the
thuuder, and had advised his Republican
friends to nut their forces to work. His
friend from Kansas (Mr. Peters) had put
nis ear to toe grounu. anu, uavmg nenm
tho rumblius. had cot out of the way.
Laughter." The gentleman nominated by
the Republicans wore silk sock, but the
bare-legged man running against him had
been elected by 10,000 majority. Laughter.
Mr. Biggs, of California, said that when
his colleague (Mr. Morrow) stated that
there would be no deficiency, he stated
what he knew was not true, and in order
to back his judgment, he (Mr. Biggs)
would bet $2,000 to 100. Laughter.
In concluding the debate, Mr. Morrow
suggested that the amount carried by the
bill was all, if not more than all, that
would be required by the pension bureau
fhirinr? the c.omimr vear.
On motion of Mr Dockery of Missouri,
an amendment was adopted, providing
that no agent or attorney shall demand,
receive or be allowed, any compensation
in any disability.
It is estimated by Mr. Dockery and
Chairman Morrill, of the invalid pensions
committee, that this will save JT,000,000 to
the pensioners within the next three
Mr. Springer, of Illinois, offered an
amendment, increasing to $150,000,000 the
appropriation for the payment of pensions.
There was no excuse, he held, for the Re
publican house to mako inadequate appro
priation, and to shove the deficiency on
the Democratic house.
Mr. Springer's amendment was lost
1G5 to 121).
After further debate, tho committee
rose, the bill was passed, and the house
THE BAERUNDIA APFAIE.
Tho Correspondence in the Case Sent to
Washington, Dec. 5. The president to
day transmitted to the house of repre
sentatives the correspondence growing
out of tho killing of Gen. Barrundia by
Guatemalan officers, on board the Pacific
mail steamer Acapulco, in tho port of San
Jose. The correspondence consists of ten
enclosures, the first of which was a tele
gram from Minister Mizner to Mr. Blaine,
dated Aug. 28, and tho last a letter from
Mr. Blaine to Minister Mizuer, dated Nov.
18, announcing that he cm see no justifi
cation of Mr. Mizner's course; that this
government disavows his nction, and
directing him to turn over the affairs of
the legation to Mr. Kimberly, aud return
to the United States.
Under date of Sept. 23. "is a letter from
Minister Mizner to Mr. Blaine, which was
received Oct. 9, in which the minister jus
tifies his course. He says he called, on the
18th, on the minister of foreign relations
for an explanation of the affair. In this
interview the minister stated with em
phasis that his government had given posi
tive orders to Like Barrundia from the
Acapulco company, even to sinkiug the
ship, notwithstanding it might have in
volved a conflict with our two war vessels.
This, he said, would have been in the exer
cise of the undoubted right of his govern
ment over its own waters, in which he was
confident the laws of nations would have
sustained him. Mr. Mizuer says he had
never heard of these orders before.
"I confidently add that nothing will
tend so much to the establishment of per
manent peace in these republics as a plain
declaration that our fleet of steamers can
not boused in local waters as an asylum for
The correspondence closes with a letter
from Secretary Blaine to Air. Alizner.
dated November 18, iu which he reviews
the case at lenuth. in all its bearings, and
says that "the more tho question is exam
ined, in the light of important facts tard
ily discloed,the deeper becomes the re
gret that you so far exceeded your legiti
mate authority as to sign the paper.which,
in tho bauds of officers of Guatemala,
became their warrant for t he capture of
General Barrundia." The secretary con
tends that that the claim that the govern
ment of Guatemala had the right to ar
rest Barrundia under its contract with the
Pacific Mail Steamship company, is un
tenable. "1 am aware," says Mr. Blaine, "that it
may be said that, after all. you merely ad
viced the captain of his duty. But the
captain did not simply seek your ad
vice. There is not here the slightest, sug
gestion that Capt. Pitts proposed to act
otherwise than by your order, and under
your responsibility. It was undtr these
circumstances that you write the letter
which became, in the hands of a Guate
malan officer, the pretext of the attempted
seizure of Gen. Barrundia."
The secretary says that through Mr.
Mizner's action, "the naval force, of the
United Suites in those waters, thus be
came an acquiescent spectator of events;
though a merchant vessel of the United
States was then lying under the muzzle of
guns, manned by men, who, you state,
j-ou had every reason to believe, were pre
pared to resort to any act of violence, even,
as Senor Auguaua has since declared to
you. to sinking the ship, notwithstanding
it might have involved a conflict witn our
two war vessels then lying there''
"I am not disposed," continues Mr.
Blaine, "to pay undue regard to these
post-facto threats, which are now reported
to the department. I prefer to thiuk that
by extravagance oflanguage, uncontrolled
by the actual presence of the problem
which he was permitted to solve so much
to his satisfaction, Senator Anguano has
done injustice to his own sense of human
ity. To have sunk the Acapulco with
her freigiit of innocent lives, on the
execution of a purpose, for the ac
complishment of which nothing
but unlawful and invalid excuses
have so far been advanced, would have
been an act of warfare, and savage war
fare. And I am instructed by the presi
dent to say that he earnestly trusts the
time will neves come when the course of
events in Guatemala, or the declared pur
pose of her rulers, will constrain this gov
ernment to insure the safety of its mer
chant vessels entering the waters of
Guatemala, bv stationing naval vessels
along'the coast and opposite the pets of
that country." k , ,
Mr. Blaine closes lite letter as follows:
"In more than one occasion this govern
incut has permitted its legations and snips
of war to offer hospitality to political ref
ugees. This is done from motives of hu
mnnitf it vlmrs would not have been
I less pronounced, if, in addition to the hu
mane aspect of the subject, it had also
been connected with the duty of prevent
ing the decks of its merchant vessels from
being made the theatre of illegal violence
and unlawful executions without the pre
tense of legal formality. Eor your
course, therefore. in intervening
to permit tho authorities of Guatemala to
accomplish their desire to capture General
Barrundia, I can discover no justification.
You were promptly informed that your
act was regretted. I am now informed by
the president to inform you that it is
disavowed. The president, moreover,
thinks that your usefulness in Central
America is at an end. You will therefore
leave your post with all convenient dis
patch, turning over your legation to Mr.
Kimberly, as charge d' affaires ad interim,
through whom your letter of recall will
subsequently be presented to the Guate
WEATHER CROP BULLETIN.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 5. The month of No
vember has been warmer than usual, ex
cept in northern New York and southern
New Mexico, where about the normal tem
perature has prevailed. Unusually high
remnernfcnr has nrevailed throuehout the
southern states and the central valleys of
the extreme northwest, the excess in mean
monthly temperature in these regions
ranging from 5 to 10. The temperature
in the northwest during the past twenty
days has been continuously above the
normal, resulting in the warmest period in
that section observed since the establish
ment of the signal service. On the Atlan
tic coast, although the month was gener
ally warmer than usual, the excess was
slight, ranging from 2 to 4.
There was less rain than usual during
the month of November generally
throughout all districts east of the Missis
sippi, in states north of the Missouri river
and in the west gulf states, the only re
cions renortinir an excess of precipitation
for the mouth being the middle-eastern
slope of the Rocky mountains, including
Missouri, Indian Territory, Kansas, Ne
braska and eastern Colorado. An excess
of rain was also reported from a number
of stations in the lower lake region. Al
though less than the normal amount of
raiu fell in the states north of the Ohio
river and in the upper Mississippi valley,
the'rainfall iu these regions was abundant,
generall exceeding one inch. The month
was unusually dry throughout the gulf
and Atlantic states, over which regions
not more than one-fourth the usual rain
At the close of the month snow was re
ported on the ground generally through
out Michigan, northern Ohio, north
eastern Wisconsin, and northern Minne
sota. The weather has been generally favor
able for farm work throughout the prin
cipal agricultural regions of the central
valleys. The northwest and southwest
have also enjoyed favorable weather, and
an unusually large acreage of fall plowing
has been completed, and pasturage aud
winter wheat are reported as still growing
and in fine condition.
Washington, Dec. 5. Pensions were
issued today as follows:
Original John W. Green, Moline: Ja
cob Cronmiller, Paola; Beuiamin F. Tim
mous, Peabody. . .
Restoration aud increase Benjamin M.
Curtis, Gaylord; James Shepard, La
Increase Samuel A. Hayes, Medicine
Lodge; Lemuel Foss, Beauman: Peter
Greer, Elgin; David G. Thurston. Parsons;
George M. Willis, Frankfort: John Van
Boskirk, Thomas Daniel Gunsaullus,
Andalo; Isaiah Miligau, Parsons: Salem
Rupert, Laucjister; Augustus H. Van
Sickle, Fort Scott; Lewis M. McBrido,
Anthony; Daniel Potter, St. John; Thomp
son Martin, Girard; William Moore, De
witt; William G. Harris. Lawrence: Wil
liam C. Reiff, Marion; Jackson Osbaum,
Lakin; William Barnes, Coffeyville; Ja
cob II. Close, Phillipsburg: Theodore Bl
uet, Lawrence; James M. Burnett, Osage
Mission. . , ,
Reissue William Gillilan, Armourdale;
Horace E. Bush, Topoka; George W.
Browning, New Topeka; John L. Branson,
Blue Mound; David It. Wallace, Salina.
Reissue aud increase -John D. Smith,
Original invalid John W. Healer, Nor
man. Increase Marion Mmton, Oklahoma.
Washington, Dec 5. D. A. Tingle,
supervising special agent, in his annual re
port, says, that while in attendance at the
conference of consuls-general of the United
States in Europe, called to consider the
workings of the customs administrative
law, he was impressed with the necessity
of a stringent enforcement of the law. It
was shown that there was systematic and
intentional undervaluation; that the aver
age duties collected were far below those
prescribed in the tariff. The newspapers
abroad deplored the fact that under the
new law, evasion of full duties would be
THAT ALLIANCE RESOLUTION.
Washington, Dec. 5 Representotive T.
H. Sweeuy, of Iowa, sent the follow
in" telegram to Representative Pickler, of
South Dakota, who is present at tho meet
ing of the Farmers' Alliance, at Ocala,
"lam credibly informed that instruct
ions to procure the passage by your assem
bly of the resolution opposing the election
bill were telegraphed from the capital
here to Florida by Democratic senators,
several hours before the resolution was re
ported to your assembly."
Mr. Sweeny declines to give the names of
A PENSION ORDER.
Washington, Dec 5. Commissioner
Raum has been directed by Secretary No
ble to detail an assistant chief of division,
with necessary clerical force, to adjudicate
pension claims not in the hands of attor
neys. Completed cases are to be placed
upon the completed files at once; and
where not completed, claimants must bo
fully notified as to the evidence required
to complete the claims.
Washington, Dec. 5. The president
ent to the senate the followine nomina
tions: Romuldo Pacheco. of California,
to be envoy extraordinary and minister
plenipotentiary of the United State to
the Central American states; m. Mona
ghan, of Ohio, to -jc United States consul
at Hamilton, Canada , ,.
The president has appointed Robert Mc
Bride, of Indiana, to bo a member of the
Puyallup Indian commission, vice Will
THE CLOSURE RULE.
Washington, Dec 5. The Republican
senatorial caucus committee was in session
today, considering a closure rule. In view
of the fact that no obstructive purpose has
been shown by the minority, and that the
Democratic senators say the election bill
will be allowed to proceed to a final deter
mination, the committee took no action.
Washington, Dec 5. The amount of
silver offered for sale to the treasury de
partment today was 1.103.000 ounces, and
the amount purchased 25.000 ounces as
follows: One liuudred thousand ounces at
$1.04 to $1.05.
A CORN HUSKING MATCH.
AVOCA, la.. Dec 5. A corn husking
match in which all Western Iowa was in
terested, took place here yesterday. Al
Johnson and Will McDonnell, who for
two vears have claimed the championship
of Iowa, were the contestants. A, riehl of
corn averaging forty bnshels to the acre
wa-i chosen, and each champion worked
ten hours. The result was that each con
testant husked and cribbed abont Hi)
bushels. The stake was KK) a side, aad
was awarded to Johnson, his com Deinp
freer of husks.
LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IX JLHE
Mr. Gladstone Refuses .to Accede to
the Conditions Imposed by
the Irish Leader.
The Business Situation as Eevealed by
Dun's Weekly Eeview Tha Late3t in
Regard to the Sioux Trouble.
An Eastern Loan Agent on Kansas Mort
gages A Missouri Town Shaken TJp
by an Earthquake The Los3 by
the Pittsburg Pire Other
CHICAGO, Deo. 5. The Tribune this
morning savs: "The Irish delegates will
remain in town until they hear definitely
from Ireland. Mr. Harrington, who dif
fers from his colleagues, takes a most hope
ful view of the situation now. and says it
will come out all right in the end. Mr.
O'Brien, Mr. Dillon and Mr. O'Connor
take the attitude of the Irish bishops as
conclusive; but they will not talk for pub-i:,-.
,:., Tf ia nnir unilprstnrwl ftmontr
them that Mr. Parnell will retire tempo
rarilv from the Irish leadership.
Thomas Power O'Connor authorizes the
Associated Press to make for him and his
colleagues the following statement, in
.,...-.. tUa. cfotnrtiont'. miltlishpfl in this
country and telegraphed to England, to
the effect that at a conference yesterday
the Irish envoys had decided to abandon
their Amtrican tour: "It is not true. 2o
such decision h.-is been arrived at. Our
attitude is simply one of expectancy, and
will so continue until some definite decis
ion is reached on the other side."
An evening paper says: "This after
noon the Irish envoys in Chicago received
a cablegram, presumably from Justin
McCarthy, saying that the Irish party in
session in London, have arranged a
compromise which would bo satisfactorv
to all parties interested in Europe and
America; also, that the full details are to
be forwarded at once to the envoys here,
who are to await them in 'Chicago. If
these details are satisfactory to the
tourists, they are requested to send their
approval at once.and, in the mean time, all
proceedings in London will be postponed
to await the action of the envoys."
Mr. O'Brien received a cablogram today
from Alderman Hooper, editor of the Cork
Herald, stating that Minister was sound,
and that there need be no fear for the coun
try at large. Mr. Hooper asked for fur
ther expression by the Irish envoys for the
people's guidance. .
Mr. O'Brien sent a reply expressing the
envoys' confidence iu the judgment of
their colleagues and the Irish people. He
stated further that sober opinion here was
overwhelmingly with the envoys; that the
newspapers upheld them, and agree that
Gladstone's word is unimpeachable; that
disruption of the Liberal nlliauce means
destruction, ami mac u mo xrisu p.";.
comes to a prompt decisiou the cause wall
bo in a more impregnablo""posltion than
Archbishop Ireland, of St. Paul, called
upon the envovs today, and assured them
that he had heard a universal chorus of
approbation of the stand taken by them in
their manifesto, He was confident that if
wise councils prevailed in London. Ameri
can feeling in the Irish cause would be en
listed more enthusiastically than ever
before. . , , .
The Catholic News prints the following
item from its Dublin correspondent,
Thomas Shirlock, an Irish journalist,
whose relations witn tne kmuihu mem
bers of parliament are of a very close na-
"On authority, which I have good reason
to consider excellent, I make the state
ment that Mr. Parnell has assured at least
two members of the Irish party that the
charge made against him by Captain
O'Shea is utterly without foundation in
fact, and that he looks forward to a near
time when he will prove as much with
good results to the Irish cause. I am per
sonal acquainted with the two gentle
men named to me, and, indeed, I know
them well enough to be able to say off
hand, that for political reasons, they
would follow Parnell to the end. even if
they were satisfied that there were blem
ishes oil his private character. There are
two members of the Irish parlimentary
party who are convinced that Mr. Parnell
is simply biding his own time to vindicate
himself at the precise moment when the
vindication will have most effect for Ire
THE GLADSTONE CONFERENCE.
LONDON. Dec. 5 Messrs. Redmond,
Sexton, Healy and Leahy, and the two
whips, Power ami Deasy. with the excep
tion of Parnell being all the committee
appointed at yesterday's meeting of the
Irish members" of parliament, to confer
with Mr. Gladstone, drove to the residence
of the Liberal leader ;.t 12 m. The con
ference between the two committees and
Mr. Gladstone lasted an hour, and upon its
conclusion the delegates returned to the
room in the house of commons in which
the proceedings of the Nationalists are
Mr. Gladstone gave the Irish committee
a cordial reception. He discussed the
whole Liberal position, the present polit
ical situation, and the probable effect of
Mr. Parnell's retention. Mr. Morley was
present at the conference, and afterwards
remained in consultation with Mr. Glad
stone. None of the parties to the consul
tation will give out anything for publica
tion. Mr. Gladstone declined to accept Mr.
Parnell's suggestion that hesuramon Mr.
Morley and Sir William Vernon Harcourt
to receive with him the joint delegations
of the two sections of the Irish party. He
insisted that if he received them the ar
rangements should be at his own discre
tion. Mr. Gladstone at the meeting with
the Irish delegates in n- way pledged him
self, nor did he use lancuage importing
that he was able himself to define the
course the Liberal party won'd adopt in
the position in which it was placed.
It is doubtful whether Mr. Parnell ttiII
consider that Mr. Gladstone's reception of
the delegates, without the presence of Mr.
Harconrt. fulfills the conditions arranged
for the meeting. Messrs, Healy and s?ex
toi, unti-1'araell, are satisfied with the re
sult of the conference. They say the ma
jority of the party will consider Mr. Glad
stone's assurance a- satisfactory.
THE NATIONALIST MEETING.
LONDON. Dec 5. When, pursuant to ad
journment, the meeting of the Nationalist
party, to consider the question of Mr. Par
nell's leadership, reassembled at noon to
dav, tberw was a full representation of the
party Dresent. It was announced that the
committee appointed to wait on Mr. Glad
stone bad no: returned from their mission,
and an adjournment waa taken until 4
o'clock pending their arrival
At 4 o'clock the members again assem
bled in the conference room and proceeded
to badness. A resolution was adopted
empowering for delegates to negotiate
with Mr. Gladstone in connection with
tbe questions relative to the constabulary
and tho agrarian difficulty.
London, Dec 5. The resolution relative
to Parnell adopted br" the Catholic hier
archy of Ireland, will be read in all the
Catholic churches in Ireland.
The assurances given by Mr. Gladstone
to the delegates who waited upon him to
day, fully satisfy the majority of the Na
tionalists that he will make a genuine at
tempt to "deal with the constabulary and
land questions to the satisfaction of the
Dublin, Dec 5. Mr. Walsh, chairman
of the Kildysart union, and a staunch sup
porter of Mr. Parnell, has been arrested on
the charge of intimidation.
TRADE AND TRAFFIO.
The Business Condition of the Country as
Revealed by Dun's "Weekly Review.
New York, Dec 5. R. G. Dun & Co.'s
Weekly Review of Trade says: Stringency
in commercial loans is the only remain
ing cause of trade disturbance. There has
been a distinct improvement since the ef
fort of the banks aud the money lenders to
give support to legitimate business, cur
tailing speculative advances as far as pos
The volume of trade is surprisingly
heavy, larger than ever before at this sea
son of the year. With time, and a spirit
of mutual helpfulness, legitimate business
should soon recover its normal state of
health. The cheapness of cotton at the
south and delay of winter weather at the
north have somewhat reduced transaction
and caused more tardiness in collections
than heretofore. But colder weather, and
the approach of the holiday season, already
besin to have a favorable effect at many
In the south the banks are taking care
of their customers as far as they are able.
In the northwest while a conservative
feeling appears, money is in sharp de
maud. There is greater ease at Cincinnati,
aud at Chicago necessary advances for
legitimate business are made, to tho ex
clusion of speculative demands. The
country trade is healthy and no fears tor
the future are expressed.
In general, the volume of trade through
out the country is so heavy that with the
advance.of 75 per cent in prices since a year
ago, larger supplies of money are absorbed.
The speculative markets are relatively
higher than a wees ago; wneat Demg u
shade, corn 2 cents, oil 1 cent, and pork
25 cents higher. There is no especial
change in the great industries, although a
more hopeful feeling is apparent. Manu
facturers are moving with caution. Labor
troubles are very few. and the industry of
the country is remarkably well employed
at fair wages.
The business failures occurring through
out the country during the past seven days
number 312, as compared with a total of
249 last week. For the corresponding week
of last year, the figures were 316.
Hutchinson, Kan., Dec. 5. The state
manager of the loan department of the
Northwestern Life Insurance company, of
Milwaukee, was iu this city yesterday.
He stated to a News representative that
his company has $1,000,000 invested in
Kansas farm mortgages, and has had only
onlv one foreclosure. The company real
ized in full on this loan. He attributes
the disaster that has attended so many
loans to the greed of eastern investors to
secure a high rate of interest, and to in
competent and dishonest local agents,
whoso recommendations amount to prac
tical sales. He was here seeking new
LOCKWOOD, Mo., Dec. o. -For several
weeks past, explosions have been heard,
and their force felt in this vicinity, like
heavv blasting. They have been growing
' louder and more violet each day. This
morning two distinct shocks ol earthquaKe
were felt between 2 a. m. and 2:10 a. m. At
three o'clock a third and very violet shock
was felt. Houses were shaken, and the
swaying of their dwellings brought tho
people out of their beds. The whole popula
tion fled into the streets for safetj. The
shock was alarmingly severe. Its force
seemed to be from the north to the south.
THE PITTSBURG FIRE.
PlTTSBUP.G, Pa., Dec 5. The Liberty
street fire, which broke out in Maggin's
cracker factory about 1 o'clock this morn
ing, was not extinguished until four largo
business blocks had been consumed. Tho
buildings destroyed were brick, seven
stories high, and were occupied by E.
Mairtrin's cracker house. K. W. Jenkiu-
I sou's wholesale tobacco house, Crea, Gra
1 ham & Co., stove and hardware dealers;
I L. H. Harris & Co., wholesale druggists.
Chief Engineer Samuel Evans and the live
firemen who were caught under a falling
wall, are all doing well, except Fireman
August Rotb, who was badly crushed aud
injured internally, and who will probably
die. Fireman Tiegers, of Engine company
No. 10, is still missing, and it is feared his
body is buried beneath the ruius.
The estimate p aced on the loss this
morning was away below the actual fig
ures. The total loss is now put at $350,000.
The total insurance is $20$,000.
TEE SIOUX INDIANS.
Latest Details of the Trouble
Chicago, Dec 5. A special dispatch
from Pine Ridge agency. S. D., says that
the situation has not materially changed.
The hostile Rosebud Indians sleep upon
their arms, prepared constantly for an at
tack. They havo three lines of signal
couriers between this agency and their
camp, and any movement of the troops
would be known in a few moments. Mili
tary preparations proceed rapidly. Unless
the Indians come in within a very few
davs. the troops will be equipped and in
position, when an advance may be ordered.
CHICAGO, Dec 5. General Miles this
morning received a telegram from General
Brooke in command at PineRldgc agency,
saying that matters there were quiet;
that the Indians had some cause for com
plaint with regard to the issue of
rations to them; but that he thought he
would be able to remedy the matter
shortly, and, in the meantime, he was
using every effort to further the separa
tion of the hostile from the peaceful In
IN THE TERB1T0RT.
ST. LOUIS, Dec 5. A special from Okla
homa City says; Capt. Stiles, in commaud
of the military forces at Oklahoma City, is
besieged with numerous inquiries as to
what steps will be taken by the authori
ties to protect the settlers at Frisco, a
small village fifteen miles southwest of
here, against an Indian uprising. The
scare amounts to a general panic W ithiu a
mile and a half ot the village, nuarly
4.000 Indians, countingsquaws and chil
dren, are encamped on the banks of the
South Canadian. Many of them have on
their war paint, and whoops and yells cau
be heard day and night. Mrs. Davis, a
school teacher at Frisco, became alarmed
for her safety, and came to this city with
ber child. She says the situation at Frisco
is decidedly alarming. Settlers from the
surrounding country are fiocking into the
village, and a conktunt guard is kept day
Omaha, Neb., Dec 5. The seven com
panies of the Seventh infantry from Forts
Leavenworth and Logan, wbich arrived
vesterdayand were under orders to be
mounted as cavalry, weft frent to Pierre
unmounted this moraiag. Tfie First in
fantry from an Francisco, widen were
under similar orders, is ordered direct to
the Kcnebad agency.
Meadevuxs, Pa., Dsc 5 Defalcator &
I meat Uris mormsir tor t two-efit of their
creditors. Beyond the fact stated, no par-
ticularsare obtainable. Messrs. Hotch
kiss and McClintock, assignees, took im
mediate possession, and are preparing a
statement for the public There is little
excitement, although the suspension
caused a profound sensation. The Dela
raaters have heretofore enjoyed the entire
confidence of the public, andrecent rumors
concerning them have been treated as em
anating from political rivals. They have
the sympathy of the community, and
hopes are expressed that the suspension
will bo but temporary.
Nevada, Mo., Dec 5. Moses Levy, one
of tho largest dry goods merchants -n this
Elacc, was closed up bust night. His na
ilities will be about $20,000 with assets
Special Dispatch to the Dally Eatfe.
Caldwell, Kan., Dec 5. The all-absorbing
question along the border line is;
When will the Cherokee Strip be thrown
open to settlement? Boomers are daily
arriving to await the opening. Caldwell is
one among the good border towns that
will be greatly benefited by the opening
oftheStrin. Heretofore the merchants
have enjoyed a good trade from the cattle
men; and now as they have vacated the
Strip, they would gladly welcome Strip
Kramer, Brothers & Co., formerly of
Yirden, III., are just now putting the
finishing touches on their new roller mill
in this city, which will be a very great
advantage to Caldwell aud tho country
surrounding. Tho Messrs. Kramer are
tip-top gentlemeu, and what was Virden s
loss is Caldwell's gain. The mill will be
completed and ready to make as tmo flour
as is made in Kansas, about January 1,
1S9L Each and every settler going into
the new country south can be supplied
with Caldwell flour
Wheat is looking fine in this section, af
fordinc plenty of fall pasture.
DuBois & Wentworth, the extensive
ranchmen, shipped their last load of cat
tin from the Strin vesterdav. Thov have
on their Texas ranch 35.0D0 head, and aro
not going out of the cattle business at all,
even if they have sold a few from the
Strip, say 10,000 head.
CONVICTED OF MURDER.
Newton, Kan., Dec 5. Isaac Van
Brunt was convicted of murder in the first
degree this morning in the district court.
His victim was George Brooer, a Harvey
county farmer, who w.os found dead in his
bed last May, Brooer's team was found
in the possession of VanBrunt, and he was
suspected of the crime. He eluded the
officers, and made his escape. Ho was
captured on the night of the 1th of July
at Peabody. Ho confessed his crime,
stating that he weut to Brooer's house on
the morning of the 12th of May and re
mained there all day. At night, while
Brooer was preparing supper, ho put
poison in his food. That nitfht he slept in
the stable, waiting for his victim to die.
Iu tho morning he weut to the house and
found him dead. Ho covered him up,
ransacked the house, took his team and
left. At the trial ho plead not guilty, but
the evidence was too strong-ngaiust him.
He Is wholly unconcerned over nis late.
THE JOLIET EXPLOSION.
JOLIET, 111., Dec. 5. The following is a
revised list of the killed and injured in tho
blast furnace explosion here yesterday:
Killed Gus Losa, Nels Larger, bottom
filler; John Peterson, rigger; Hans Mas
neck, top filler; Thomas bwanson, rigger;
Frank Miller, bottom tiller; Jonn umius
tndis. rigger; two men, unidentified.
Tho dangerously injured are: Patrick
Kilcullen, leg taken off abovo the knee;
Oscar Senberg, dangerous injuries to the
head; Olave Johnson, leg broken and
other injuries; A. Linda, badly crushed:
James T. Diemer, seriously injured, and
B. Sissmer, leg badly injured. A number
of the severely, but not fatally, injured
were taken to their homes.
The officers at tho mills cannot explain
why the supporting pillars gave wav. A
coroner's jury is investigating the affair.
TRAIN ROBBERS ESCAPE.
Texahkana, Tex., Dec 5. Napoleon
McDanicl, sentenced hero recently to Im-
Erisonnient for life for wrecking and rob
ing tho Cottou Belt train, has escaped
from jail. The night guard unlocked tho
jail door, when McDanicl nnd three other
prisoners,Jwho had succeeded in wrenching
a bar from the cell door, leaped upon him
and felled him to tho earth, seriously
wounding him. They possessed them
selves of his weapons, and two of them,
McDaniel and a man named Buckingham,
made their oscape. Bloodhounds uro on
ALDANT, N. Y., Dec 5. The lumberdis
trict was in a ferment of excitement yes
terday. Lite in the afternoon the body of
Joseph Abbott, late bookkeeper of the
lumber firm of Henry W. Sage & Co., was
found in an unused room of the Windsor
hotel. Beside it vis a bottle of laudanum
half empty. A hasty examination of bin
books has revealed that he was a defaulter
to the company between $SO,000 ami S100,-000.-
Abbott was about 40 year old, ami
has been in the employ of the firm many
years. Gambling caused his ruin.
RAILROAD MANAGERS INDICTED.
Chicago, Dec 5. The federal grand
jury returned today indictments against
John M. Egan, presidut and general
mannger of the Chicngo, St. Paul and
Kansas City railroad, for giving rebates to
A. C. Davis & Co.; against Thomas Miller,
general freight agent of the Chicago,
Burlington and Quincy rai!rod company,
for giving rebates to W. IL Warren & Co.,
and against J. M. Johnson, general freight
agent of tho Chicago, Rock Ldaud and Pa
cific road, for giving rebates to Wright &t
Cincinnati, O., Dec 5. Mr. Frank
Zumstein created a profound sensation be
fore the legislative investigation commit
tee, by testifying that Comptroller Stevens
bad offered to appoint him on the board of
equalization for a bonus of $4,000. He
said Mr. Stevens told him bo had offers of
j.00O; but he preferred a man of the cbar
arter of Zumstein at a less price. Zumstein
said be did not give Stevens the money,
because Steveni had led him to believe
he was going to appoint him anyhow.
GCTHKIE. Ok., Dec 5. Stewart B. Davl.
a prominent ranchman, of thin county,
wai found dead today, three mlJe north
of this city. His team hail evidently ran
away. He bad been thrown from bl
wagon. His r.eck was broken.
The Greer-Brown heasation Is tfil at
fever heat. The efforts of friends to reach
an amicable adjustment bare proved
futile. It looks as though nothing bort
of a duel would heal tbe wounded feelings
of tbe gentlemen involved.
THE BIP.MIMGHAM STP.IKE.
BrKMWGBAM. Ala.. Dec 5. At a meeting
of all th lai g coal operators of Alabama
jestardar, a reMntkn wm adopted pwti
t:veiy declining to advance tbe wages of
the miners, and refusing to confer with
tb executive committee of the united
mine worker of America. The miners am
determined to continue ths strike.
A POSTOFFICE ROBBED.
La CTG3TE. Kao . Dec & The pontofliee
at Fariiarille, Linn coety, w.m entered
by burglars at 2 o'clock U morning, and
aboct fc in raoser nd S0 in postage
stamp were tola. Two safes wera
Mown opn. It $pcted that two
strangers committed the erime. Scorch it
been? made for tlxm.
Dettejc Colo., De. 5. Adtepateb from
Gioawofed SpriBgfc, Goto.. ar tfeiC two
CMcftgo detect fc& arretted Clarroee
Setter, a caaetnmia inp near .Metr,
j darrig bin wit ttto? Tmoc
J murderer of M!Utcaiie fcsea of Ctei
THE SCHOOL BILL AGAIN SENT TO
The Conncil Asks Congress for 5Ior&
Time to Complete the Work
of the Session.
Tha Bill to Protect Claimants in Land Con
tests Passed by the House Tho Jury
Bill Also Adopted.
The Code Bill, the Porcible Entry and De
tainer Measure, and Other Important
Acts Passed by the Lower Body
Uncertainty as to the Pate of
tho School Bill Notes.
Sptclal Dispatch to the Dally lUsle.
GOTimiE, Ok., Dec. 5. All the council
lors were in their seats this morning.
Mr. Grimmer introduced a bill o pre
vent tho importation of diseased cattle
into the territory.
It was referred to the committee on ak
riculture, with Mr. Grimmer added to the -committee,
for tho purpose of iti consider
ation. Mr. Brown, of Oklahoma, introduced a
bill providing a code of civil procedure.
It was tabled until In the morning, un
til Mr. Foster could also present hi bill,
which is takeu from tho Indiana code.
A concurrent resolution prepared by
Mr. Brown, of Oklahoma, moraorauz
ing comjre.ss for financial assistance; aud
for au extension of the legislature's Mis
sion; for the appointment of a commission
to prepare a code of civil procedure, nnd
askiiiK for the passage of a bill authorizing
courts to coraiel the attendance of wit
nesses, to take evidence on cases Died in
the lnnd office was introduced.
It was thought by tho author of tho
resolution that the distress of circum
stances rendered something of this kind
necessary. , A
Mr. Brown, of Logan, suggested that
the proper move would bo for the legis
lature to pass as many Mils its pawlDle,
and for tho rest to continue the Nebraska
laws iu force.
Mr. Foster suggested that the extra Mis
sion bo asked for tho .purpose of enaoting
laws, except the location ot punuo imiiii
ings and county seats and county lines,
and asking an ameudment of tho organic
act authorizing a county court, to be lim
ited to 130 days. .
The resolution was passed with Air.
Foster's suggestions incorporated.
The houso amendments to tho council s
revenue bill were concurred in.
The council considered councilibllls Nos.
79 and 80, the Insurance bills.
Eighteen mcmlicrs wore present.
House bill No. 61, relating to highways,
was not recallinl from tho couticlL
Tho resolution memorializing congress
to set aside the military reservation at Ok
lahoma City, Oklahoma county, for tho
purpose of erecting county buildings, was
The majority of tho committee reported
favorably, but tho minority report was un
favorable. The reports were received, and
tho resolution placed on the calendar.
House bill No. 91. adopting a code, was
made a special order for 3 p. in.
Council bill No. Wl, locatiug the Okla
homa university at Norman, was made a
special oder for tomorrow at 10 o'clock.
The conference report on house bill No,
54. relating to estrays, was conaurred In.
Mr. Adair introduced houso bill No. 09.
Mr. Barker introduced houso bill Nr.
100, legalizing tho action of school dis
tricts in the employment of traohem,
which was referred to the committee on
education, aud houso bill No. 101, provid
ing for tho compensation of tho secretary
of the territory, which was referred to thr.
committee on compensation of publlo
officers. ...,. ,..
Tho house considered council bill No. SI,
Hlbel and slander,) In committee of tho
Wl'01-' . .L 1 Ml . ...
The committee reported the bill to thn
house, with amendment, nnd the bill was
Pni?oUHn bill No. 91, a bill reported by tho
joint judiciary committee of both houtes,
relating to conveyances, was passed with
Tho report of the special committee on
the school bill was concurred In, as wll as
the corrections made by tbe council.
Aconferen-e committee on housa bill
laws; was affirmed. Itobcrtson, Talbot
and Williams were appointed on tho part
of the house.
Tho committee on elections reported th
council substitute for house bill No Si, tha
election law. ,,,., ,
The coramltteo on enrolled bills reported
council bill No. 12 (organization of tho
leglslatnrej correctly enrolled.
This bill was signed by Speaker pro tem
Council bUl No. 85, providing for print
ing the school law, was referred to tha
committee of tho whole for further consid
Fourteen members were present.
HaprtMeniUve IrwU was exonsd.
Houso bill No. SO (county ommlIon
ers was pj(sd.
Houvj bill No. 9if adopting a code, wm
Council bill No. 61. to regulate acUooi
for forcible entry and detainar, was takeu
Ths council concurred In tho hoowi
amendment to council bill No. 2 (school
billL The bill now goes back to th gov
ernor. Thn executive, axneng his sug
gestion, stated that tho sections provid
ing for feeperate school were unconstitu
tional. It remains to bo soea wiut U its
Tbe houso passed council Mils No. 61,
16, and ,1 , t
Council bill No. 41, an act defining
occupying claimants, and provid
ing protection for their right, was
dbcasod at length- Tho MW provide
thst in cawi any one VftUes on w bat bo
suppc-Mss to bo an unoUimed lot. and tho
courts dfKido otherwise tfas rUJ?r re
ceives pay for his JmprovemwU. Tho b81
PCoundl bill No. 70 (petit and grand
jurors wa taken op.
Section L No one can sit as jnror who
has. within tbe Ust flr ytr. eaxsged in
a eonteV- in thU territory III reard to
S-9C 2. In a lot contest, no oa baring
had spot contest! within th but Art years,
The bill pnjL
AJD WANTED IN NEBRASKA.
St. Iois, Dec. 5. Secretary Morgan of
tb Merchant', exchange. h recsivod au
appeal for aid from too Ladle Aid ooJ
ety of Paxtoo, Ketth eoantr. Neb. I to
appml it U stated that Ut tnmtntf
6rat?s nttvati a complete JfcirerfrH
in U. osuocr, nnd, tut a ceaequea4uy
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