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SIXTEEN PAGES A WEEK—PART QNE. CROKER IN CONTEMPT. Tanimany Leader Refuses to Answer Many Questions. MAY ANSWER TO LEGISLATUEE. 'Witnesses In Kazet Investigation Mako Grave Charges Against Police Captain Frlce—Disclosures of the Practice! of .*•' ^le Broadway Garden—Hoffman Wants Astoria Gas Franchise Investigated. NEW YORK, April 18.—In the session of the Mazet legislative investigating committee yesterday Richard Oroker •was again the principal object of Mr. Moss' examination* and the most im portant development was the probabil ity that the Tammany chieftain and John P. Carroll will be the subject of contempt proceedings before the state .legislature shall adjourn. An adjournment of the committee Was taken until next Friday morning and Mr. Croker subpoenaed to reappear before tha session on next Monday morning. By the initiative of Mr. Moss' many questions which Mr. Oro ker repeatedly refused to answer and with whom he had several sallies that came very near being personal, the chairman of the committee took such action as would leave Mr. Croker in technical contempt. It was stated that when Mr. Fallows of the committee left last evening for Albany, he had in structions to prepare papers adjudging Mr. Croker and John F. Carroll in con tempt. When the committee began its in quiry yesterday about the first thing brought up was a resort known as the Broadway garden, which had flourished in the upper Broadway district for some time. In this place the alleged robbery of the former mayor of Trenton, Frank Magowan, took place. Simon Buttner, the former proprietor of the garden, made some startling charges against Captain Price and his waiters corrobo rated in part his testimony. Assembly man Hoffman offered a resolution to have certain prominent men summoned before the committee, because of a rumor that a certain law firm "by and with the assistance of other persons, by corrupt methods secured the passage through the assembly of the Astoria gas franchise. Mr. Hoffman wanted to subpoena the law firm of Tracy, Board man & Piatt, Elihu Boot, Thomas C. Piatt and Lemuel Ely Quigg. The reso lution was defeated, however, five Re publicans opposing it and two Demo crats favoring it. Spanish Election!). MADRID, April 18.—Judging from the election returns thus far received the government may be expected to get 250 out of 410 seats. Two hundred and forty-three ministerialists have been elected. The opposition returns include 86 Liberals, 30 Gamacists, 18 Tetuanists, 15 Republicans, 5 Romerists and 5 Oarl ists. Senor Sagasta has been returned by a small majority for his birthplace, Legrone. Senor Emilio Oastelar was defeated at Murcia. He is badly dis appointed at the nonsuccess of the Re publican candidates as a party. The Socialists have been defeated, but they polled an increased voto. There was a good Heal of bribery at Bilbao and in the rioting at Tortois, southwest of Tarragona, two persons wero killed and .several injured. Monetary Committee Meet*). ATLANTIC CITY, N. J., April 18.— Representative Henderson of Iowa, chairman of the monetary committee ap pointed by the caucus of house Repub licans, arrived here yesterday. Only three members of the committee are now absent and they are expected today. There was an informal meeting of the committee for the purpose of organiza tion, but no business was transacted. It was decided to continue in daily ses sion until a monetary, mpasure has been perfected for consideration at the next meeting of congress. Kljj Muddy I« Bank Full. Siorx CITY, April 18.—Dispatches i",froui Pierre, S. D., says the Missouri river is nearly out of its banks and rap idly risiug. At Chamberlain it has overflowed and many people have had to move to the bench lands. Here the water is at the highest stage for several years and its rise is rapid. Much dam age is being done to the banks in this city and to farm lands below, despite the government work, which seem# to be of little avail against the swift, oui rent. Prulne Fire In South Dnkota. ALPENA, S. D., April 18.—A prairie fire, which started near Wessington Springs yesterday, destroyed several thousand acre's of pasture and much stacked hay. Gunboat Nashville Will Oo to St. Louii. NEW ORLEANS, April 18.—The gun vboat Nashville arrived here this morn ing. She will probably go up the river as far as St. Louis. Meat Bill In the Reichstag. BERLIN, April 18.—The reichstag bo- 1 gan consideration of the meat inspec tion bill with a small attendance. Herr Gerstenberger, centrist, who opened the debate, opposed the bill on the ground that it did not meet the re quirements of the case. He said the government ought not to be influenced bv fear of renrisals. ,f .... I AId rich Chas, Curator, ii_ Historical Dept TWO MEN BURNED TO DEATH. Fatal Result of a Prairie Fire on the Western Nebraska Ranges. BROKEN BOW, Neb., April 18.—A prairie fire which started in the sand hills has been raging northwest and west of town. With the heavy wind it traveled very rapidly, consuming every thing in its path. Tom Morrisey of Eureka Valley was caught while trying to remove his horses from the stable and consumed with them. John Koch, who lives 16 miles west of here, started to return to his house from some haystacks which he had been trying to save, and was burned to death. The loss of live stock, hay, grain and buildings is considerable. 4 Rebellion In China. VICTORIA, B. C., April 18.—Late Chi. aese papers say news comes from Lan cliou, capital of Kansu province, that the Mahommedan communities to the northwest of the city—known as the Salah Mussulmans, the most savage and bigoted of that faith in the Chinese do minions—have rebelled. A later dis patch. from Viceroy Tao of Kansu has been received at Pekin, reporting the massacre of 80 Chinese Buddhists by Salah Mahommedans. A general con flagration is feared and a strong army is assembled in Kansu. The viceroy complained of the withdrawal to Pekin of Generals Tnng Fuchsiang and Chang Chun with their best troops, whose san guinary battles for the past 20 years against the Mahommedans have made them greatly feared by the latter, not only in Kansu, but also in Chinese Turkestan, and that in consequence the whole northwest is practically defense less and at the mercy of the Mahom medans if the7 should unite and rebel. British Press Comment. LONDON, April 18.—The Times, com menting editorially upon Major General Law ton's retirement from the Laguna de Bay district in Luzon, finds in it nothing surprising or discouraging, "British generals have often had to do the same thing," says the Times, "in a similar circumstance. A much greater matter is the-reported discontent of the American troops, but here also all of the countries pursuing a foreign policy have had the same difficulties to con tend with, and np doubt the United States will soon find it advisable to imi tate European measures, and to enlist a regular force for the purpose of hold ing the Philippines. Foreign possessions cannot be held by volunteers." Industrial Hearing^ WASHINGTON, April 18.—The indus trial commission examined two mem bers of thd National Building Trades Council of America, Milford Spohn and John B. Healey. Both witnesses agreed as to the improved conditions wrought among the craftsmen by organization within the past, 20 years. They said the tendency had been steadily toward higher and more uniform wages, shorter hours and more steady employ ment, with a steady decrease in the number of strikes among the crafts engaged in building trades. The trades organizations they said, were unani mous in advocating the restriction of immigration and arbitration', of dis putes. Wants Dreyfus Brought Back. PARIS, April 18.—Senator Trarioux has written to M. Lebret, minister of justice, pointing out the passage in the message of Governor Denielof Cayenne, intimating that Dreyfus wished to com mit suicide, and demanding that care be taken to preserve the prisoner from any accident and especially from a violent death, the responsibility for which would fall on the government. Senator Trarieux thinks this danger alone suffi cient to justify the return of Dreyfus to France. Surviving a Cable Route. SANFKA: JISCO, April 18.—TheUnited States steamer Nero has come down from Mare island and is taking coal preparatory to its departure for Hono lulu at the end of this week. The Nero has been entirely refitted and prepared for the work in which it is to engage, the exploration and survey of a route for a submarine cable from Honolulu to Manila. Vice President flob^rt Improving, WASHINGTON, April 18.—Vice Presi dent Hobart continues to improvo and yesterday spent considerable time sit ting at a window in his room overlook ing Lafayette park. John Addison Por ter, secretary to the president, is seri ously ill, but is reported to -be improv ing. President Revletr* Colored Parade. WASHINGTON, April 18.—President McKinley yesterday reviewed the col ored military and civic organizations of the District, who celebrated the eman cipation of the colored people of the Dis trict of Columbia with their annual pa rade. SPARKS FROM THE WIRES. Hans Balatka, a western pioneer mu' aician, has died of heart failure at Chi cago. Lieutenant General Correa, chief of tho Spanish queen regent's military household, is dead. Thomas Temple, a farmer, killed his wife at Hudson, Mich., Monday, and then committed suicide. President McKinley was entertained at dinner Monday evening by Justice Gray of the supreme court. BAD ELK FOUND GUILTY. Sentenced to Death for Killing Indian Policeman. JTJBY 00MES TO QUICK DECISION. Convicted of Killing John Kills Back on Pine Ridge Reservation Good Shot Sentenced to Life Imprisonment In Sioux Falls Penitentiary For Murdering His Divorced Wife. Sioux FALLS, S. D., April 18.—Bad Elk, the Pine Ridge agency Sioux charged with shooting and killing John Kills Back, an Indian policeman, on March 13 last on Pine Ridge reservation, was found guilty and the death sentence was imposed. After the charge by Judgo Carland the case went to the jury at 10:25 a. m. and a verdict was rendered at 12:10. Bad Elk is a desper ate Indian. After being taken from the court room ho asked to be permitted to speak to Eagle Face, an Indian woman for whom he deserted his white wife, which aot led indireotly to the crime for which he is now to be hanged. MIFLFLIAN Alia commission soldier of fortune was made was luuuB cuioiiei DENISON, IOWA, TUESDAY, APRIL i8, 1899. THE PRINCESS SALM SALM. oi me JiigiHU iiew I one rsaa JJJIK ana n.agl& Jface were permitted to converse but an Iudian policeman was stationed in the room with them. He overheard Bad Elk ask the woman to get him a sharp knife, evidently for the purpose of suicide. He will be watched very closely to prevent his tak ing his own life. Tlie day of execution has not been sot yet. Good Shot, the Sioux found guilty four days ago of murdering his di vorced wife, was yesterday sentenced to life imprisonment in the Sioux Falls penitentiary at hard labor. Ho is not discontented, apparently, by his severe punishment, treating tho whole matter as a good joke. Bond Sale at Sioux City. SIOUX CITY, April 18.—Wood our county made a remarkable sale of county bonds yesterday. It sold to the Farm ers' Loan and Trust company of Sioux City §100,000 of per cent, 15-year funding bonds, at a premium of $1,050. The trust company further agreed to carry $G8,000 of county warrants at the rate of 2)4, per cent interest, to be called at the option of the county. Several of tho large bond buying houses of the country entered into competition and they say it is, the best bond sale ever made in Iowa. l"J Iowa Town Scorched. MINDEN, la., April 18.—Fire starting from unknown cause caused $50,000 damage yesterday. Losses .are Hor wich & Bernstein, general store Wil liam McEndree & Co., general store August Karen, hotel and saloou Wil liam Rasch, billiard hall, and J. Hesley, saloon. Most of tho business portion of the little town was destroyed. Miss Horlocker Has Not Returned* LINCOLN, April 18.—Sheriff Simmer ing of Hastings states positively that Viola Horlocker, charged with sending poisoned candy to Mrs. F. O. Morev, is at Sheldon, la. A sister from New Tork, who arrived at Hastings Sunday, was confusod with the aecused woman. Viola Horlocker, the sheriff says, will return to Hastings Wednesday. sugar rentiers announced isew York Monday that they have with drawn the guarantee on market price, indicating a tie-up between the sugar opponents. tj.-.' Vjm Ali« 15riiiKs Suit For 860,000. yt. LOUIS, April is.—Chris Von der A he, in the circuit court, yesterday filed •-mfr lor $30,000 damages against Frank Da. ilrtac Robinson and Edward C. Bi^kor, the new owners of the St. Louis B,i:,elmll club. Every club in the Na tional.League is also made a party to tjjo fcait and §25,000 damages is asked iroui'.each of them. Nine Firemen I] art, :i DENVER, Col., April 18.—While the fire department was working to extin guish afire at the Pintsch Gas works at Wewatta and Eighteenth streets yes terday afternoon, an explosion of gas occurred inside the building, injuring nine firemen. Explosion Kill* a Chlldi' OTTUJIWA, la., April 18.—Harrison Fletcher's sawmill here was blown to pieces by a boiler..yesterday. The pro prietor's young son was killed and sev eral employes-were slightly injured. Now Mine Inspector In Iowa. DES MOINES, April 18.—Governor Shaw appointed John Veiner of Lucas lotmty state mine inspector to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Inspector TUruro-si.il Thomas. I Frinceif Salrn Salm is a native of this country and was prominently identified with Union cause during the civil war. The of Illinois gave her a captain 10 ^IIA TT»I/IA*T» CAIMgovernor GHIM I I aunng our civil war. The restore the regimental colors to the Eighth during her present stay in country I Third Nebraska at Savannah. SAVANNAH, April 18.—The transport Thomas has arrived at quarantine with the Thirty-first Michigan infantry reg iment and one battalion of the Third United States engineers from Cienfue gos on board. The transport Havana also arrived with two battalions each of the Third and Second engineers from Havana and Matanzas, after going through quarantine. The Third Ne braska regiment will arrive today from quarantine and go to Augusta to be mustered out. y"'. princes] Choctaw Murderers In Custody* ANTLERS, 1. T., April 18.—Deputy marshals brought eight Chootaws here yesterday and put them in the Antlers jail, charged with being accessories ot Solomon Hotema in the killing of three persons and wounding of another on Friday, near Cold Springs. A great deal of sickness of a peculiar type has prevailed in the neighborhood for sev eral months, and it, was believed that the persons killed Friday had be witched the Indians and that by killing them the plague would be removed. Disorder has prevailed in the neighbor hood for three or four days, but the ar rest of Sam Tyantnbbee, the medicine man, has restored quiet and a feeling of safety. 1 Atwater Praises Canned Beef. WASHINGTON, April 18.—After devot ing the forenoon to a practical examina tion of the beef supplied to the army in cans, the Wade court of inquiry re called Prof. Atwater and he held the witness stand during the greater part of yesterday afternoon. He expressed the opinion that pound for pound tho canned roast beef was of greater nutri tive value than fresh beef, but sug gested that unmixed with vegetables it would not prove so acceptable a'ration. Colonel Weston of the commissary de partment was also recalled during the afternoon and examined with reference to the supplies furnished the troops in the field at Santiago. Pasco Slay Have it Fight. TALLAHASSEE, Fla., April 18.—Ballot ing for United States senator will begin in the legislature today. There will be no caucus. Every jaan in the legisla ture is a Democrat. There are 100 of them. In the fight for the organization of the senate and house the Talliafero faction won. This wo'old seem to indi cate the ability of the Talliafero men to elect tho senator, but tho best count which the Talliafero-Pasco candidate can make falls short of the requisite 51 votes. Shrewd politicians predict a deadlock. Canadian Pacific Suffers From Fire. WINNIPEG, April 18.—The Canadian Pacifio railway's round house at Fort William was destroyed by fire last night. Of the 10 locomotives in the building, seven of the nowest moguls were ruined. Total loss, about $80,000. SIonilHy'ft Bttitjball Guinea. Cincinnati, 8 Pittsburg, 7. ?-"'vJ '1i,.•! Louisville,8 Chicago,0. s'iLC\,o.r llftltiinnro. 8 Now York, j-: l'liiladulpliia. 11 Washington, J. Brooklyn, 4 Boston, 1. At fana, Ills., Monday 30 union miners pleaded guilty to holding up the Baltimore and Ohio Southwestern train Sept. 29, which was bearing negroes to Paua. Each was lined $20 and costs and given 30 days in jail, tho jail sonteiice being remitted. ISSUED IN TWO PARTS-TUESDAY AND FRIDAY. EE0HALL OVER IOWA New Mine Inspector In lows. DES MOINES, April 18.—Governor Shaw appointed John Yeiner of Lucas county state mine inspector to fill the •acancy caused by the death of Inspector Morgan Thomas. Explosion Kill* a Child. OTTUMWA, la., April 18.—Harrison Fletcher's sawmill here" was blown to pieces by a boiler yesterday. The pro prietor's young son was killed and sev eral employes were slightly injured. Negro Miners Reach Des Moines. DES MOINES, April 13.—The first con tingent of 500 colored miners came yes terday from Pana, Ills., to take the places of striking whites in the mines of this district. Whites here threaten fight if it is attempted to run the mines with negroes. Smallpox fipidemic In Jones County, la. DES MOINES, April 14.—Jones county has a smallpox epidemic. J. Zimmer man, aged 20, died April 2 and a publio funeral was held. The disease was afterward pronounced smallpox. Today five more cases, all serious, were re ported to the state board of health and officers left for the scene. The disease is of a highly malignant type. Claims of Biver Land Settlers. FORT DODGE, la., April 14.—Judge Stevens of Boone, special agent for the government, is in the city for the pur pose of passing upon a number of new claims that have been filed by the river land settlers. The $150,000 which was appropriated by congress last year will not be paid over until the present claims have been passed upon. Pomeroy In Hard Luck Again. FORT DODGE, la., April 14.—The town of Pomeroy was almost destroyed last night by fire. The loss is esti mated at between $75,000 and $100,000, partially covered by insurance. The fire started in Carney's livery barn. The fire continued burning all night, destroying the Cullen photograph gal lery, Barnhart shoe store, Anton m«at market and Wilson drug store. Iowa Town Scorched. MINDEN, la., April 18.—Fire starting from unknown cause caused $50,000 damage yesterday. Losses are Har wich & Bernstein, general store Wil liam McEndree & Co., general store August Karen, hotel and saloon Wil liam^Rasch, billiard hall, and J. Hesley, saloon. Most of the business portion of the little town was destroyed. Influx of Miners. DES MOINES, April 15.—There are many rumors in the city as to the im portation of miners from Pana, His., and other points. The trades unions have been getting signers to a petition to the governor asking that any effort toward that end be restrained and ask ing that action be taken to prevent the bringing in of any of the turbulent class of men who were employed at Pana. Ieath of Colonel I«owry« HURON, S. D., April 18.—Robert Lowry, formerly of Davenport, la., twice a member of the Iowa legislature and Centennial commissioner from Iowa, is dead here, aged 83. Colonel Lowry was a member of the convention that nominated Harrison and Tyler for president and vice president and called the first conference in Philadelphia for the organization of the Republican partv. Bond Sale at Sioux City. Sioux CITY, April 18.—Woodbury county mad6 a remarkable sale of county bonds yesterday. It sold to the Farm ers' Loan and Trust company of Sioux City $100,000 of 3}4 per cent, 15-year funding bonds, at a premium of $1,050. The trust company further agfeed to carrv $('8,000 of county warrants at the rate of ~l4 per cent interest, to be called :ir the option of the county. Several of tlv 'nr^e bond buying houses of the country enre-re 1 into competition and they say it is the best bond sale evor madtt in Iowa. Hlsr Muild Is 11,ink Full. Sioux CITY, April 18.—Dispatches from Pierre, S. D., says the Missouri river is nearly out of its banks and rap idly rising. At Chamberlain it has overflowed and many people have had to move to the bench lands. Here the water is at tho highest stage for several yi-ui'.s and its rise is rapid. Much dam age is being done to the banks in this city and to farm lands below, despite the government work, which seems to be or' little avail against tho swift cur rent. lown Gi ocerM Elect Officers. DES MOINES, April 14.—Tho Iowa Retail Grocers' association adjourned today, alter electing the following of ficers: Presioent, Eugene Buttes, Bur lington vice president, N. S. Johnson, Bloom field: secretary, Ira Thomas, Des Moines treasurer, W. H. Ray, Dos Moines. Resolutions demand legisla tiou.against grocery peddlers and cata logue houses and pledge members not to buy from wholesalers who sell direct to hotels etc. SAN FRANCISCO, April 18.— Lato last night the United States transport Han cock sailed for Manila with the Twenty first infantry. After she had anchored in the stream a number of the missing men were found and taken on board in small boats. Some of the soldiers who were not found will sail today on the transport Warren. VOLUME XXXIV NO. 30 DEFENSE WILL TAKE ITS TURN. 1 State Concludes Itfc Direct Testimony Against Mrs. George* CANTON, O., April 18.—The state con cluded its direct testimony against Mrs. George yesterday and the defense will now have its inning. There was a strong intimation that the lines of de fense will be temporary insanity—emo tional insanity. This came from the bench in a decision admitting testimony bearing on the relations between the accused and Saxton, dating back as far as the 80s. The judge announced that these relations were admissible if insan ity is to be the defense or if insanity is to be in any degree relied upon as part of the defense. They were further ad missible, he said, on the grounds of pre meditation or deliberation and also be cause the state has shown some of the relations between Saxton, Mrs. George and Mrs. Althouse. This decision also practically opens the doors for all of what has heretofore been regarded as doubtful testimony. The defense is now permitted to show all of the rela tions existing between Saxton and Mrs. George and this will involve the litiga tion in which Sample C. George, the former husband, is concerned. It is further inferred that the ruling will permit the state in rebuttal to go into similar testimony regarding the former life of the accused and the effect will be, as now viewed, to materially lengthen the proceedings. I Populists Fix a Date. DES MOIXES, April 13.—The Populist state convention will be held in this city on Aug. 16, the same date as the Democratic state convention. This was decided at a meeting of the Populist central committee held yesterday. Gen eral James B. Weaver acted as chair man. He was retained for temporary chairman of the state convention. No delegates will be admitted to the con vention except those who are in sym pathy with the St. Louis platform and the principles enunciated. The election of delegates to the convention will be one for each county and one for each 300 votes cast at the last general elec tion for the Populist candidate for gov ernor. The fact of the Populist state convention meeting in this city on the same date as the Demooratic convention is taken as significant and possibly means fusion. aiaiceO' Deserts Quay. HARRISBURG, April 18.—State Senator Magee of Pittsburg, who h«y» stead fastly voted for Quay for United States senator, announced that he would not vote for the ex-senator today and that other members from Allegheny county had also cast their last vote for Qnay. He predicted Quay would, lose 20 sup porters today and said the prospects are bright for the election of a senator. VETERANS' REUNION. Attention Called to Reunion in June* Den ison*s Hospitality Should be Unstinted, The Westeran Iowa Veterans' Asso cfation comprising the counties of Ida, Crawford, Monona, Harrison and Pot tawattamie, will hold their annual re union at Denison, June 7 and 8. This is undoubtedly the last time we will have to honor these old, grizzly veter ans. It is desired that the citizens of Denison shall throw open their homes to these men in entertainment in such a manner as will make the old veteran feel that it was not all in vain that he made the sacrifice that he did by bare ing his breast against shot and shell fired by a misguided people who imag ined they had grievances, but who to day say with us, '-give us one country and one Hag the Stars and Stripes." it is the desire of the management that Denison shall do herself proud in the matter of entertaining the old guard, and there has been a committee ap pointed to visit the good people of Den ison to see who, and to what number each citizen will entertain. Think this matter over and be ready to .inform this committee what you can do. Then again it will be necessary to raise some money to pay the expenses to carry this re-union through to a successful termination, and we hope the business men will also be thinking up this mat ter, and when the finance committee shall visit you it is hoped that you. ftill respond liberally. It is expected that prominent speakers from abroad will be here, and ,let us not have old Craw ford county out-done. Committee. COURT CONVENES. Judge Church ou the Bench, Grand Jury in the Box, the Mathews vs. Steeper Case at the ISat with the McCarthy Case on Deck. District court convened yesterday,but little beyond the assignment of cases was accomplished until to-day. This morning the case of Matthews vs.Sleep er was begun before the judge. This is a damage suit for the price of a mare. The grand jury was empanelled and and consists of the following: N. L. Hunt, foreman, T. J. Swan, 'yhos. Hop per, C. J. Johnson, A. J. Boock, R. Kolls, P. Bierne. Mr. Ira V. Jackson was appointed clerk and the Judge gave them full instructions as to their duties and obligations. There are a number of important matters to come before the grand jury at this session. To-mor row is the day set for the hearing of the case of McCarthy vs. Denison.