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ROCKY FORD ENTERPRISE.
VOL. VII.
SENATORS ARE TALKING.
FACTS, ARGUMENTS, REASONS.
JTO Danfer Chat the Repeal ltlll Will Be.
come m Law for a While Yet.—
House Preparing tor
Dullness.
Monday, September 4th.
Senate. —Mr. Allen moved an adjourn
ment out of respect to Labor Pay, but Mr.
Voorhees objected, and the motion was de
feated by a vote jf 41 to 8. A resolution was
adopted making September 18 a holiday In
Washington. It will be the centennial an
niversary of the laying of the corner-stoue of
the capitol. Mr. Allen offered a resolution
calling upon the Secretary of the Treasury
for Information as to whether ho had re
deemed any silver certificates in silver, and If
he had coined all the bullion in the treasury,
as empowered by law. Mr. Kyle offered a
frce-coiiiagc amendment to the repeal bill,
which was «cferred to the Finance Commit
tee. The Senate was addressed by Mr. Cul
lom In favor of the repeal bnl. In favoring
the repeal of the Sherman law he said: “1
“I am not a monometnlllat. Ido not believe
In the disuse of cither of the two metals
named iu the constitution, but the close com
mercial relations which mark the advance
of civilization makes international concur
rence in the free and unlimited use of both
metals as money morn desirable, if not abso
lutely necessary. I favor the free use of sil
ver, which cornea from international coinage
upon a common basis or agreed ratio. Gold
has no money function Inherent In itself, any
more than has silver.”
Mr. Coke of Texas then 6poke In favor of
free coinage. After hii executive session Mr.
Jones moved an adjournment, but it was de
feated by. a vote of 19 to 31. At 9:50 the Sen
ate resumed its legislative session, and Mr.
PctTer’s amendment to the repeal bill, pro
viding for free coinage, being tho pending
question, was read preparatory fo Mr. Fellers
addressing the Senate. He had uot finished
Ills speech when the Senate adjourned.
. Tuesday, September fftli.
’Senate. —Among bills Introduced was one
■by Mr. Feller to appropriate $28,000,000 for
* national scientific college. Mr. Morgan,
offered a concurrent resolution creating n
joint select committee on llnance, consisting
of seven senators and sevon representatives.
This committee shall examine Into the llnan
•clal and monetary condition of the govern
ment and the people of the United States, with
* view of revising the curreuoy laws und re
monetisation of silver, Mr. Allen’s resolution'
asking the secretary of the treasury If he
bad redeemed any silver certificates In sliver
was adopted.
At the conclusion of the morning business
Mr. Fe,fer took the floor and concluded the
remarks commenced by him yesterday In sup
port of his free coinage amendment to tho re
peal bill.
He was followed by Mr. Stewart who recited
the events that led up to demonetization.
Mr. Sherman, he said, had introduced a bill
prepared by a clique In the treasury depart
ment, headed by .John Jay Knox, professedly
to revise und codify the mint laws, but which
In reality omitted the standard dollnr from
the list of oolua. After two days' debate the
bill, whleh bad been reported by Mr. Shernum
from the finance committee, was passed, Mr.
Sherman, he said, voting In the negative. Mr.
Sherman very well knew, said Mr. Stewart,
before his name was reached in tho calling of
the roll, that the bill would pas# by an over
whelming majority. The history of the bill
In the house of representatives was the same.
After it was developed that the bill demonetiz
ed silver Mr. Hooper of Massachusetts, iu
ebarge of the bill, affected to abandon It.
Bomo days afterwards. In the nbscnce of Re-
Sresentatlve Potter of New York, who had
Iscovered the fact that the bill demonetized
silver, Mr. Hooper presented a substitute for
the bill, which he falsely claimed contained
none of the objectionable features of the orig
inal bill. The suhstitltue was passed uuder
the erroneous belief produced by Mr. Hoop
er’s statement, that . ao substitute was devoid
of the objectionable provisions of the original
bill. The substitute an it came from the house
contained the sixteenth section provision for
a dollar of 884 grains over proilt.
Morgan moved that the Senate go into exe
cutive session and although the anti-silver men
opposed the motion it carried by a vote 85 to
28 and the Senate afterwrads adjourned.
Wednesday, Bept. oth.
Senate. —Resolutions were reported from
the committee on privileges and elections
granting $2,500 each to John B. Allen, Wash
ington; Lee Mantle, Montana, and A. C.
Beckwith, Wyoming, for their time and ex
pense in prosecuting their claims to seats In
the Senate. The resolutions were referred
to the committee on contingent expenses.
Mr. Voorhees announced that he hnd de
cided not to ask the Senate to change the hour
of meeting to 11 o’clock. Mr. Voorhees
stated that he would ask to have Mr. Mor
gan’s resolution for a special committee to
Investigate the financial condition of the
country referred to the finance committee-.
Mr. Morgan strongly opposed any such ac
tion. He made a speech in which he said
that be declined to recognize Mr. Sherman
as the leader of the Democracy. The repeal
bill was then taken up, by a vote of 37 to 21.
Mr. Stewart resumed his address lu opposition
to it. After a few moments Mr. Teller arose
and asked for a call of the Senate. Fifty-nine
senators appeared. When the presence of a
quorum was developed, Mr. Teller tempor
arily took the floor. He said that he dla not
suggest tue absenco of a quorum for tho pur
pose of delaying the business of the Senate,
but because be thought tho question was
great enough to justify them in Insisting
that there be a quorum present while the bus
iness of the Senate was transacted. He
wanted the supporters of the bill to bear the
arguments of the silver men. Mr. Stewart
then resumed the floor. He rend
newspaper articles and authorities on matters
of finance, and when his voice slightly failed
him, Mr. Allen of Nebraska and Mr. Mitchell
of Oregon and the reading elerk were called
to his assistance. The Senate adjourned be
fore he bod finished.
House. —The House completed tbs consid
eration of the rules to-day, and they were
adopted with only two important changes
from the form in which thoy came from the
committee. The first change placed the Com
mittees on Banking and Currency and Coin
age, Weights and Measures on the same foot
ing with the Ways and Means and Appropria
tions committees, clothing them with power
to report at any time. The second restores
the size of the quorum In the committee of
the whole to the old number, a majority of
the House. The Rules committee made a
complete surrender on tho latter proposition,
and General Catchlngs’ announcement this
morning of the fact that the committee had
decided to retreat from Its position In favor
of reducing the size of the quorum to 100
members, gave rise to the most entertuluing
debate of the day. It was participated In by
the leaders on both sides. The Republicans
led by Mr. Reed urged the propriety of adopt
ing the rules of the Fifty-first Congress, but
the Democrats denounced these rules sis ar
bitrary and voted them down by a vote 65 to
148. The House then adjourned until Satur
day.
Thursday, Sept. 7th.
Senate.—When the Senate convened this
morning, Mr. Wolcott (Republican, Colorado)
presented a petition, wnich be said was signed
by every business man of Durango, Colorado,
graying for the repeal of the McKinley law.
,e said the petition was on the blank form
sent out by the banks for the repeal of the
Siierman purchasing law. He said In this case
the petitioners had erased “ purchasing clause
of the Bberman act” and instead the “Mc-
Kinley bill.” This statement caused laugli-
among Republicans.
♦Mr. Wolcott also submitted a resolution
fllfcctlng the secretary of the treasury to In
form the Benate what has been paid ns boun
ties on maple sugar under the law of October
14. 1890, since the passage of the act, showing
• lie states In which the payments have been I
side. Adopted. I
. he repeal bill waß taken up and Mr. if
art gave way to Mr. Walthall of Mississippi,
who addressed the Senate. He favored the
passage of the repeal bul if the declarations 1
of policy in the bill were embodied
In ttie C.in of a binding act-. lift wanted sll-
v °r restored to the position It occupied before
the act of tSi'3 Watt passed. Mr, Stew,-
art resumed, and rend articles froth
the New York papers whleh ly* criticised.
Referring to President Cleveland, Mr.
Stewart said it was ■& and thing for the Ameri
can people lhat In his early life and riper
manhood, be had not been surrounded, as
Andrew Jackson had been, by the producing i
classes, by the laborlngmeu und the farmers, j
that he might sympathize with them, Mr. :
Cleveland w as reared lu the city (Ills office was
lu the Mills building, N'cwYork,the very center
in the United Statbs.of European influence. He i
sympathised with his surroundings, and his I
surroundings were uufortunato for the j
American people. Mr. Cleveland’s ’organs, |
said Mr. Stewart, constantly praised him for ;
the u»e of federal pAttonage to secure the de- •
struction of all legislation that pointed to j
silver.
Mr. Stewart said there were several other i
brunches of the subject of which he would ■
treat hereafter (laughter), but that-,he would i
now close for the present. As a Matter of j
fact Mr. Stewart has in his desk six more !
speeches, which will consume at least two •
days each, and be is ready, whenever the
“lull” about which Mr. Voqrhceh spoke the
other day conics,to jump Ir.tb the breech. Dur
ingthe day the roil was culled several times.
Friday, Ncqit. Kill.
BeKatb.—At 12:45 the repeal bill was taken
up und Mr. Faulkner (Democrat, West Vir
ginia) uddressed tho Senate. Mr. Faulkner
announced his intention to vote for the re
peal bill, blit In doing eo expressed hla belief
In silver as a money metal and declared bis
intention of bringing in an amendment to
the present bill providing for the. coinage of
$3,000,000 of silver per month until there
was $800,000,000 coined.
Mr. Turplo (Democrat, Indiana) said the
i&uu licrc was uot whether the United Sthtcs
should further coin and use silver as money,
but the question was whether the purchase
of 6ilvcr for coinage purposes should he con
tinued. The act of ptuchuso Itself was a dis
crimination against silver, and was a vice In
the scheme. It placed upon silver the braud
of bondage. It was unsound, dishonest
money, degraded by law.
Mr. Jones (Democrat, Arkansas) said he
did not believe the present condition of the j
country was brought about by the Sherman j
act. On the contrary, the limited coinage of
sliver had acted ns a measure of relief In the
flnanclnl stringency. That the stringency
was caused by the wealthy few, and it re
mained to be seen whether the representa
tives of 65,009,000 free people would submit
to their Insolent domination.
It was now 3:39 o’clock and Mr. Voorhees
said he would not usk an unrcasanable session
but he thought 3:80 an unreasonable bour to
adjourn. If there were no senators who de
sired to speak, he would have to n>k a vote.
Mr.'Haleof Main.- urged Mr. Voorhees to
press tho matter to a vote as soon a3 possible.
It was appareut Senator Voorhees had trot
received the remarks of Mr. Hale in good
feeling. He rose and. In thunderous tones,
said:
"The zeal of the senator from Maine for
the repeal of the Shertnan act and Ills desire
to assist the senator from Indiana Is deeply
appreciated. It would be more so, however,
if In these six weeks he had been In his scat
more than one week. 1 desire to say to him
and to all concerned that the senator from
Indiana expects to discharge his duly as he
secs it, and not according to the desires of the
senator from Maine.”
The colloquy between the two continued
several minutes.
Senator Dußols (Republican, Idaho) said
that Mr. Hale did not represent all the Re
publicans. It seemed difficult for Mr. Hale
to realize the fact that the Republicans had
lost control of the Senate.
The Senate then adlourned after Mr. Teller
had announced that he would Bpcak to-mor
row.
Saturday, Sept. 9th.
Senate. —Several changes In committee as
signments were made. Mr. Feller’s resolu
tion to Investigate the New York banks was
taken up and discussed by Mr. FclTcr. No :
action was taken upon It and the repeal com- ,
log up Mr. Teller addressed the Senate upon it. j
Mr. Teller complained of the attempts of the ‘
Eastern press to intimidate West v.i Senators
and shut off debate. Silver senators were asked i
not to vote because their constitueuts were ir.- i
terested In silver, but ho had never heard a |
senator from a manufacturing state refuse to i
vote on the tariff question. Referring to the ;
published statement that the President had !
sent congratulations to Mr. Wlleon on the
passage through the House of the repeal bill
Mr. Teller declared It Impossible that Mr.
Cleveland had been guilty of so gross a breach
of public dignity. Mr Teller said he repeated
the challenge made In a recent speech for
anybody to show that the Sherman law was
responsible In any degree for the present con
dition or the conditions which existed wbcu
Congress assembled. The act, said tbc senior
senator from Colorado, had been made the
senpegoat. No senator had declared that, in
his judgment, the present deplorable condi
tion was caused by the Sherman act. It was
pusillanimous to yield to public clamor, got
ten up by tho interested parties, and repeal
an act that senators admitted had nothing to |
do with bringing about the condition.
The prosperity of the country during 1890, '
1891 and 1802 and until a recent time, was
an absolute refutation of thu charge that the
act had brought disaster to business enterprise
In this country. The present distress was not •
confined to the United States. It has been !
felt In Great Britain, Germany and other
countries. Before Mr. Teller had concluded ;
tho Senate adjourned.
House. —A joint resolution providing for
the erection of a storage building for the use
of the Senate, at a cost of $7,500, was passed;
but here business, by unanimous consent, was
stopped, cutting off a resolution by Mr.
Mleklejobn of Nebraska, cuffing for Informa
tion as to the administration of the pension i
law of 1890 and the recent suspension order j
of Commissioner Lnolircn.
Mr. Fayutcr of Kentucky made a report per- ;
□sitting Representative Belknap of the Filth
Michigan district to make a contest for the
6eat held by Mr. Richardson and giving him
sixty days In which to lake testimony. i
The House then udjourued until Monday to
await the report of the committee on account,
assigning clerks to committees. 'Until provis- j
lon for clerks Is made, the committees of the j
House are unable to proceed with their work, j
Mr. Vest says that be will not vote for re
peal, but that he will not filibuster against
the hill.
The first thing that the Democrats In the
House will do, will be to pass a bill repealing
the laws providing for supervisors of federal
elections.
Tho ways and means committee of the
House Is now engaged In hearing arguments
from Importers, manufacturers and others as
lo what the tariff on various articles should
be. •
Office-seekers are pouring into Washington
Just now from every part of the country.
Just why they should luvade the capital at
this particular tlmo is a matter liard’to ex
plain.
The silver men In tho Senate Tuesday
sprung a surprise on the repeal forces In the
declaration of Mr. Stewart that hereafter a ,
quorum of the Senate would have to be pres
ent wben senators spoke on the silver ques- ,
tlon. If the opponents of the repeal luslst
upon a quorum being present at all times it i
will be a new move, and may seriously inter- i
fere with the programme of the friends of re- ;
peal.
The sliver senators arc now in the midst of
the struggle, no stone will be left unturned
and the debate will be continuous and ex
haustive. The men from the West have said
the Sherman law had nothing to do with the
existing depression, and that statement Is
supported by the fact that business is pick
ing up and trade is reviving The great fear
of the administration Is thnt business will
have thoroughly recovered from the blow the
bankers have dealt It, before they can get the
bill repealed, and that their only argument,
false and Illogical as It is, will fall to the
ground, Its only prop buvlng been knocked
from under it.
ROCKY FORD, COLORADO, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 1893.
GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC.
Orsit Throng «r War Veterans Outlisr
at Indianapolis to Attend the
Encampment.
The encampment of the Grand Army of the
Republic began at Indianapolis on the 4th.
The city had made great preparations for tho
event and every effort was made to render the
visit of the old soldiers a pleasant one. Great
crowds of them were In attendance from all
parts of the country. Receptions and re
unions were the order of the day, and electrio
Illuminations were given for their entertain
ment. The business of the encampment be
gan on the '6tb, In Tomlinson Hall which waa
magnificently decorated with flowers and pa
triotic designs. Governor Matthews, In be
half of the state, welcomed the veterans and
Mayor Sullivan performed a like service In be
half of the city, while Colonel Eli Lilly, chair
man of the Executive Committee, added a few
Words. Commauder-in-Chicf Welssert made
the response in behalf of the Grand Army of
the Republic and the encampment then went
into executive session to hear reports of the
officers.
One of the most Important roports made
was that of the special committee ou legisla
tion. The purpose of the appointment of the
committee was to do something to secure the
enforcement of the general laws, almost to
tally disregarded for many years, the flrst
providing those discharged from service by
reason of wounds or sickness lucurred in the
line of duty should have a preference in ap
pointment to publlo office and tho other one
recommending tlioso honorably discharged by
reason of expiration of their terms of service
in navy or army, or the close of the war, to
the business men and firms of the country for
lucrative employment. An effeot will be made
to have stronger laws passed.
After the reading of the various reports
was completed at 4:30 o’clock, and a half
hour’s routine work disposed of, Fast Com
mander-In-Chief Merrill arose and nominated
j Captain J. G. B. Adams of Massachusetts as
commander-in-chlef to succeed Commander
Welssert of Wisconsin. Immediately there
was a pandemonium, and cries of “Adams,
Adams,” resounded through the great ball.
General Hurst of Ohio withdrew, and Adams
was chosen by acclamation.
Ivan E. Walker of Indianapolis was elected
senior vice commander, and J. C. Bigger of
Texas was elected junior vice commander
without opposition.
The convention, in the midst of the great
excitement, adjourned until 10:80 o’clock to
morrow morning.
Adams, the new commander, was born In
1841 and In 1801 enlisted In Major Ben Perley
Poore’s Rifle battalion, which was the nucleus
of the Nineteenth Massachusetts regiment.
He was promoted to captain for bis valor.
He participated In every battle of the army of
the Potomac, in which his regiment was en
gaged. At Fredrlcksburg he saved the colors
from capture after eight color-bearers had
been killed. He was captured In 1864 and
held prisoner for nine months. He has held
several offices of trust since the close of the
war and Is now scrgennt-at-arms of the cora
monwealh. He has always been active In the
work of the G. A. R. and has been a delegate
to the last twelve national encampments.
The report of Commander-In-Chief Welssert
stated that 7,000 members of tho order had
the past year, and as many more
veterans outside the order had passed away.
The total membership of the Grand Army of
the Republic of the United States Is 443,554,
of wblcb 897,223 are In good standing; sus
| pended, 41,061; by delinquent reports, 4,400.
Thursday morning the Rev. A. B. Hen
: drick of West Liberty, Ohio, was unanlmous
; ly elected chaplaln-in-chlef.
; J. G. Fleming was chosen as a member of
! the national counoll of administration from
; Colorado.
The committee on pensions rendered a re
port In which the present manner of admin
istering the pension bureau was denounced.
It was resolved, “That os the commissioner
of pensions by his recent withdrawal of the
obnoxious rulings which have been so gener
ally condemned has virtually acknowledged
the incorrectness of such rulings, wo deem it
his further duty to at once restore to the rolls
the thousands of pensioners now standing il
legally suspended.”
The encampment Instructed the com
mander-ln-chlef to carry the question of the
legality of suspension of pensions up to the
Supremo Court of the United States.
! The resolution asking that veterans be
: given preference In publlo service was adopt
ed, as was also the memorial asking the
Grand Army to hold services on Washing
ton’s birthday.
The new officers were then Installed and
each made a short address.
Commander-In-Chief Adams selected Dr.
George R. Graham of Maryland, surgeon
general; J. F. Leach of Massachusetts, ad
jutant general. Louis Wagner of Philadel
phia was continued as quartermaster gen
eral.
The convention then adjourned sine die.
The following officers were elected and In
stalled by the Woman’s Relief Corps:
President, Mrs. A. J. Wethers of Minne
sota; senior vice president, Mrs. Taylocof
Iowa; junior vice president, Mrs. N. P. An
derson of California; treasurer, Mrs. Gordon
of Kansas; counselor, Mrs. J. V. Sheriff of
Pennsylvania.
The Peary Expedition.
Lieutenant Peary’s Arctic steamer Falcon
has returned to St. Johns. She left Pcnry
with his party all well at the head of Bow
doln Bay, North Greenland, August 20. Then
the house was nearly completed and the party
waß living In It. The Greenland expedition
Is arranged for spring. Peary proposes to oc
cupy the tlmo till winter in exploring tho
adjacent country, and Immediately upon the
opening of spring will start on his great
overland journey northward. It Is likely he
will abandon bis attempt to reach the North
Pole, lie has decided to return next sum
mer and not remain till 1695, ns was his
original Intention.
The Falcon will return for him next year.
One Incident of this expedition will bo the
birth of a child. Late In September Mrs.
Peary Is expected to become a mother. The
Infant will be born further north than tho
habitation of any human being of the present i
day, and will be the first white lDfant ever |
born in this latitutc.
Woman's Relief Corpt.
The seventh annual convention of the Wo
man’s Relief Corps met at Indianapolis on the
6th. Mrs. Carrie V. Sheriff of Alleghany.Penn
sylvanla, presiding. She made an address de- ,
tailing the work of the year. The secretary’s re- :
port showed a gain of two department*, fifty- ;
two circles and an increase of 8,880 In mem
bership. The total membership is over 18.000, |
with 1,50* honorably members. The total re- !
lief granted daring the year Is (8,787, with a :
surplus of over $15,000 In the treasuries of the ;
variou* departments. Twenty-eight states .
and thirteen departments nre represented, ev
ery one which Is In excellent condition.
'lhe treasurer reported as follows: Total ;
receipts, $4,103.24; total expenses, $2,476.3? •
balanoe, $1,626.67.
IOWA PROHIBITION REPUBLICANS
ORGANIZE INDEPENDENTLY.
The Regular Republicans Denounced fer
Straddling on the Temperance
Question.
The Prohibition Republicans of lowa held
a convention at Des Moines on the sth with
about 200 delegates In attendance. The
temporary obalrman, Dr. Emery Miller, In
his address said if Governor Boles was elect
ed it would be the result of the work of the
regular Republlcau convention, not thle one.
Rev. Wells wae made permanent chair
man.
The platform, reported and adopted after
a lengthy discussion, speaks bitterly of the
action of the recent Republican convention
In repudiating prohibition, and says that It
had become necessary, in order that the elec
tors of the state may not be misrepresented,
they should nominate a candidate for Gov
ernor whose views and sentiments are in ac
cord with the sentiments of the people. The
only purpose of making the nomination Is
to repudiate, in the most emphatic manner,
the doctrine of local option or license or
any other device by which the saloon may
gain a legalized existence in lowa.
Tho platform further declares that the
question of maintaining and enforcing tbs
prohibition law Is the practical and para
mount issue of the coming campaign, and
recommends to the Prohibitionists of all par
ties to secure by every proper means tho
election to the next General Assembly of
such candidates as may without question
he relied upon to maintain and enforce the
present prohibition law, or who will favor
such legislation us will make prohibition
effeotlvc.
L. 8. Coffin, the ex-Btate Railroad Com
missioner, was nominated for Governor, no
other nominations being made. Mr. Coffin
Is at present In the East, and it Is not known
yet whether or not he will accept.
THE BLESSING OF THE POPE.
Mgr. Satolll Attends the Catholic Con
gress and Fires it with his Eloquence.
Archbishop Satolll, tho representative of
the Pope, visited the Catholic Congress in ses
sion at Chicago on the sth and was given a
warm greeting. “In the name of Leo XIII, I
salute the great American republic and I call
upon the Catholics of America to go forward,
In one hand bearing the book of Christian
truth and In the other the constitution of the
United States.” The papal delegate, Satolll,
wrapping the purple folds of his robe of office
tightly about him and speaking with a burn
ing Intensity of feeling that surprised and en
raptured the great multitude of people listen
ing, delivered this message to the Catholic
congress.
The scene was dramatlo it the extreme.
The papal delegate had but a moment befors
been received with a thunderous burst of ap
plause when be was seen mounting the plat
form with Archbishop Ireland, and the per
sonal representative of the Roman pontiff to
the United States was literally shaking under
the stress of the excitement of the occasion,
which was his first publlo appearance at s
national gathering since his appointment ta
office.
The papal delegate spoke in his own tongue,
the Italian, and his words were afterward
translated eloquently by Archbishop Ireluud.
Sunday School Workers.
The International Sunday School conven
tion at St. Louis closed on the 2nd with 25,-
000 persons In attendance.
The resolutions, after expressing the fullest
thanks to local officials, press, etc., indorse
training-schools for teachers; urge more ex
tended use of the Bible as a textbook in Sun
day-schools; pleads for wider co-operation of
the denominations; denounce the liquor traff
ic and plead for its utter abolition, thank re
tiring officers, etc., for their labors; prala<
and express confidence in the International
Lesson committee, record the blessing to the
church and world of these lessons and then
releases the committee from all restrictions up
on Its work, except that the action of the
Pittsburg convention of 1880 upon temper
ance shall remain In force.
Boston was unanimously chosen as the
place of meeting of the convention iu 1896.
By voluntary contribution $5,000 was raised
toward the indebtedness overhanging tbs
model Sunday-school building at tbu World’s
Fair and then singing the doxology adjourned
sine die, clearing the way for a larger body,
the World’s Sunday-school convention, which
holds its first session on the Brd.
% Bsttla With Outlaws.
▲ posse of United States marshals and tht
Dalton gang of bank and train robbers met al
Ingalls, Payne county, Oklahoma, Friday
morning, and two of the deputy marshals—
Speed and Sbadley—were killed,and a third—
Huston —fatally wounded. D. Walker, N. D.
Murray, G. W. Ransom and a boy named
Briggs were wounded and a young man
named Simmons Instantly killed. The lasi
two were bystanders.
The officers had been Informed the gang
was in town and drove out to arrest them and
were fired on by the outlaws when they dis
mounted. The fire was returned and the out
laws started for their horses, all but one, who
was. shot through the chest, escaped, fill)
Dalton’s horse was killed by Shadley, and, at
the horse fell, Dalton got on his feet and
pumped four shots la rapid succession Into
the body of Sbadley with his Winchester.
“Arkansas Tom,” one of the outlaws, was
held at bay in a frame hotel, where he took
refuge. Messengers were sent to Stillwater
for assistance and the sheriff left at once with
a posse for the scene. The outlaw finally
surrendered. It Is thought he Is the man who
killed Deputy Marshal Speed and the Sim
mons boy and wounded Marshal Huston. He
is now In the Stillwater jail, guarded by a
posse.
There were six men in the gang, five of
whom escaped, but they are being followed
by a large posoe.
Welsh Mnsle at the Fair.
The flrst of the great Welsh musical cele
brations known as the “Goorsedd of the
Isle of Great Britain” opened at Chicago on
the sth. This is the first time a Goorsedd
was ever permitted to be conducted beyond
the shores of Britain. Authority to conduct
It was granted to the Cymrodorlon society of
Chicago, and the Arohdruld of Wales dele-
Bated bis chief bard. Hwfa Mon, to the work,
iwfa Mon will also institute a goorsedd
I for the United States.
Griffith H. Humphrey, of Utica, will be
j archdruid and William A. P. Mado, of Chi
cago, will be bardic scribe. Hereafter candi
dates will not find It necessary to go to Wales
to be admitted Into the bardlo circle. The
bardic procession was enlivened by national
music, and the Cambrian flag, with its fierce
red dragon, and tbe banners of the five bardlo
Erovlnces of Britain were unfolded to the
reeze. These provinces are Glamorgan,
Dybed, Gwynedd, Powys and Caerleon. In
the procession there was a bardlo representa
tion from each of the provinces. Musical
contests of all sorts will continue f< r several
days.
The first Pan-American Medical Congress
opened at Washington on the 6th. President
Cleveland opened tbe meeting by a brief ad
dress of welcome.
Telegraphic HrevltloS.
Cholera Is spreading In Constantinople.
President Carnot of Franfee Is quite slek
again.
The total admissions to the Fair last week
wore 1,119,089.
A large number of mills In the East are re
suming work.
The American National Bank of Omaha re
opened on the fftli.
Nancy Hnuks trotted a mile In at In
dianapolis lust Thursday.
The railroads running Into Chicago now
report a very heavy business.
Richard M. Hooley, the well-known theat
rical man, died In Chicago on the Blh.
President Cleveland has appointed Albert
8. Willis of Kentucky as minister to Hawaii.
Barrett Beott,the Nebraska county treasurer
who stole $104,000, has been arrested In Mexi
co.
Thirteen passengers were killed In an acci
dent on the Bostou & Albany railroad Thurs
day:
Tho new French chvfibet of deputies will
consist of 513 Republicans and 08 Conserva
tives.
Jerome Bonaparte died at his summer
home, Pride’s Crossing, Massachusetts, on
the 3rd.
Currency is becoming more plentiful In
the East and business Is resuming Its normal
condition.
Striking coal miners In Wales are again
becoming riotous and the soldiers have to be
called upon.
Ex-Secretary of State Hamilton Fish died
at Garrison, New York, on the Bth. He was
85 years old.
Italy Is said to have ceded an island In the
Mediterranean io Germany, and tho latter
will fortify It.
The New York banks report that currency
It plentiful now and they nrc paying all
checks presented.
John D. Rockefeller and others hare organ
ized a big trust to control nearly all the Lake
Superior Iron mines.
“School trustees of Indiana defy the attor
ney general. They will not turn over certain
surplus school funds.
Tho Adams express office at Akron, Ohio,
waa entered by burglars the other night and
tho safe robbed of S?,O(W.
Mr. C. 8. Thomas says the repeal bill will
be passed by the Senate before October 15tli
by a majority of from 4 to 6.
Tbe Kunsas State bank commlsidoner has
closed the Hank of Jennings. Decatur county.
Its capital stock was $50,000.
There is an epidemic of typhoid fever rag
ing in the state prison at Frankfort, Ken
tucky. Several convicts have died.
Crowds at tbe World’s Fair arc Increasing
In size. Over 200,000 were present on tbe
6tb and it was no special day either..
A. J. Swann, a missionary who has just re
turned from ten years’ labor In Africa, says
there Is no doubt of Emin Pasha’s death.
Mr. Gladstone has announced that tbe fall
programme of the government would be to
pass the employers’ liability and parish coun
cil bills.
Great numbers of war veterans were at In
dianapolis last week. They were given a cor
dial welcome and ex-Prcsldent Harrison made
Bevcrul addresses.
The crown prince of Italy is visiting the
Germnn Emperor at Metz to witness the Ger
man army maneuvers. The French are very
Indignant about It.
A party of twenty-five persona wero wit
nessing a fire on one of the quays at Rotter
dam from a lighter, when tho boat capsized.
Seventeen of the party were drowned.
A bungling attempt was made a few nights
ago to rob a ’Frisco train In Missouri. One
of the robbers waa caught and It la now be
lieved that they were nil railroad men.
The Pan-American Medical Congress
Fasaed resolutions urging tbe government of
ndla to stamp out cholera at Its fountain
head In that country, without regard to Mo
hammedan prejudice.
The second ballots taken In Paris on the 3rd
resulted In further gains for the Republicans.
M. Floquet, formerly president of the Cham
ber was defeated by M. Fnberot a Socialist.
MM. Clemenccau and Paul Cossagnac were
also defeated. A number of Socialists were
elected.
The brakes on an electrio train of two cart
at Cincinnati failed to work Sunday, and the
cars dashed down a steep inoline and around
a corner across Broadway. They Jumped the
track broke down a telephone pole and dashed
into a building. One passenger waa killed,
and five fatally hurt.
The Populists of lowa have placed tbe fol
lowing ticket in the field. Governor, J. M.
Joseph, Creston; lieutenant governor, E. A.
Ott, Des Moines; supreme judge, A. W. C.
Weeks, Wintersct; railroad commissioner,
John Idle, Letts: school superintendent, Mr-.
E. J. Wood raw, Marshallton.
The so-called Faribault plan Is now a thing
of the past In Minnesota. 11. F. Kestler, a
member of the School board, states that the
Catholica Insisted on having all Cathollca fur
teachers in the parochial building and the
board decided to have but two Catholics. Sc
the two cannot agree to unite longer.
Riots are reported from a number of Eng
lish coal mining towns. Miners appear to be
frenzied and arc destroying the collieries and
other property. Largo forces of soldiers are
being sent to these places to aid in preserv
ing order. Tho Welsh miners are returning
to work which Is an encouraging sign.
A letter has been received from Explorer
Nansen, dated aboard the ship Zratn, at
Charabowa, August 2, 1893. and D the last
letter written by him before his vcsael was
caught In tbe icc. In the communication he
hopes that the Ice, wblcn is then evidently
closing around him, will drift him across the
polar regions. The letter also describes bis
eventful journey since June 1, and outlines
his future programme.
The statement is now made that Austin
Corbin heads the syndicate of capitalists who
are willing to put $45,000,000 into the projeot
of giving New York a system of underground
railways. It Is also said Corbin contemplates
another tunnel from Jersey City to Brooklyn
with a shaft at the Battery. In tbc end
there would be a complete system of under
ground works. Involving an expense of at
least $100,000,000.
The Russlnn government has decided t«
postpone until June next the final expulsion
of the Jews from lhat country. The various
provincial governors have been empowered
to grant another year’s delay In their depar
ture to all Jews, to enable them to settle their
affairs, provided they have not been condemn
ed by any trlbunnl. All Jews over 70 years
of age arc privileged to remain In tbe country
if they are self-supporting.
The new conditions presented by France to
the Siamese government have been made pub
lic. Tbe most. Important article Is the twelfth,
which Is so drawn up as to evade the most
favored-nation clanse contained In Binm’s
treaties with other countries. At the last con
fcrcence between M. Dcvllers and Siamese
ministers, the French representatives falling
In their efforts for Immediate acceptance of
the terms offered, gave the Siamese three
months’ time In which to consider them. Ad
vice from Chantahon, Slam, say the Inhabi
tants of that town are bitterly complaining
about the conduct of the French troops quar
tered there towards the women of tbe place.
Damage to the United States cruiser At
lanta, through the disregard of some officers
of the navy for the regulations governing the I
care and preservation of ships, will cost the !
government $100,000,000 and deprive it of the I
services of thut vessel for over seven months. !
A detailed report of the work necessary to 1
put the ship In condition. Including the!
water-tight compartment doors, which were]
allowed to rust so as to prevent them closing, j
and for which no one seemingly can be h eld j
responsible for their disgraceful state, shows ;
that over $190,000 will have been used when ]
she ta again reudr for service. Entire new
decks will bo put In and the greater part of;
tbu machinery will require attention.
Cholera fa appearing at various points In I
England, A charwoman who was employed 1
at the House of Parliament baa died of the I
disease. I
HOME RULE DEFEATED.
Yhe House of Lords Will Have None «*f It.
Tim Vote 41 to 410.
The home rule bill was defeated In the
nouse of Lords Friday night by a vote of 41
to 419. 1
The House of Lords presented a brilllahf
and almost unprecedented spectacle when at
10 p. in. Lord Salisbury rose to deliver the
last speech In opposition to the home rule bill.
Tho house was filled lu every part with people
anxious to hear the decision of tho Lords upon
the measure which had been so long debated
In and out of Parliament. Not only was the
House Itself filled with peers, but all corridors
and approaches thereto were packed with peo
ple “eager to be In at the death.”
Prominent among the crowd were tbc Rt.-
Hon. Joseph Chamberlain, *hc Rt.-Hon. Ar
thur James Balfour, late chief secretary for
Ireland, and n host of minor lights of the
British political world.
The United States minister, Thomas F. Bay
ard, was also present and received much flat
tering attention from many of the prominent
parliamentarians present. Tho side galleries
were filled with duchesses and countesses,
their daughters nnd other ladles lucky enough
to obtain admission. The peers wero all lu
evening dress and fairly blazing with dia
monds nnd Jewels. In the diplomatic gallery
could be noticed the German, Austrian and
Turkish embassadors.
The ctfergy of Great Britian were well re
presented, no less than seventy bishops, In
cluding the primate of all England, the Arch
bishop of Canterbury, awaiting tho decision.
After Lord Salisbury hnd denounced the
bill with his customary energy, he was replied
to by the Earl of Kimberly, who spoke brief
ly. The vote was then taken and resulted 41
for and 419 against the measure.
An analysis of the vote shows that twenty
live bishops and both archbishops, who were
present at tbe decision, all voted with the ma
jority. Th«* vote was the lurgest ever record
ed In the House of Lords.
In tbe street an Immense crowd awaited the
announcement of the result of tho decision.
A strong detachment of police was on hand.
When the result tl nally rerched tho people, It
was received with vociferous cheering, wliioh
had here and there mingled with It cries of
disapproval.
Tho Catholic Congress.
The great Catholic Congress opened at the
World's Fair on the 4tb.
It waa a brilliant scene when Cardinal
Gibbons, attired in kls scarlet robes, entered
with Secretary Onahan, and followed by
Archbishops Feehan of Chicago and Ryan of
Philadelphia, In full purple. Just back of
them, In pluin civilian attire, was Archbishop
Ireland, his strong fentures easily noticeable
In a group of other distinguished prelates,
each of whom, however, except him, wore
some mark of ecclesiastical dignity.
After addresses of welcome by Archbishop
Feehan, President Bonner, of tho World’s
Congress Auxiliary, and Hon. Thomas B.
Bryan, who was the special envoy of the
United States government and World’s Fair
to Pope Leo In behalf of the exposition, Car
dinal Gibbons made the opening address to
the Congress. He urged charity in discuss
ion, nnd took occasion to laud Mr. Gladstone.
A mossage from Pope Leo was read by Car
dinal Gibbons giving his blessing to tho
Congress, praying the Almighty to assist and
Illume it, and enrich with tbe treasures of
bis choicest gift* Its deliberations and con
clusions. . , .
Considerable significance was attached by
many to the choice of a temporary chairman.
Tbe selection, as expected, fell upon Judge
Morgan J. O’Brien, of tho New York Su
preme Court, n delegate from Archbishop
Corrigan’s territory.
Addresses on special topics chiefly occupied
the remainder of the day, the flrst being by
Edgar H. (lans of Baltimore, “The Relations
of the Catholic Church to the Social, Civil
aud Political Institutions.” Other addresses
were by Father Elliott, of the Paulist order ;
Walter G. Smith of Philadelphia, Judge Mar
tin E. Morris of Washington, D. C., and
Richard Clarke of New York, Mary J. Ona
han, of Chicago, and George Parsons Lath
rop. _
A New Cleveland Baby.
President Cleveland la the father of another
child. It is a girl and first saw light at high
noon Saturday. Mrs. Cleveland passed
through the ordeal wonderfully well. The
event had been hourly expected for two or
three days and Dr. Bryant of New York, the
Cleveland’s family physician, had been In at
tendance night and day. Aa soon as tbe news
that Baby Ruth had a sister reached the de
partment there was a flutter of excitement
and messages of congratulation were sent to
the President and Mrs. Cleveland.
The child weighed about ten pounds.
It was over an hour after the baby was born
before anyone outside the White House was
aware of the fact.
Tbe news was bulletined at tbe telegraph of
tlce.tbe capitol,the,departments and tbejproml
nent hotels, and was almost the sole theme of
conversation during the remainder of the af
ternoon. Everywhere disappointment was
manifested that the baby was not a boy.
Though the press has Intimated at times
that Mrs. Cleveland would become a mother
a second time, the birth of the baby was a
surprise as Mrs. Cleveland w«b out driving
Friday evening. She bowed frequently to
passing friends and acquaintances and ap-
I peared to he In excellent health and spirits.
This is the first time that a child of a presi
dent has been horn at the White House.
Want Another Cromwell.
As a result of the defeat of the home rule
hill In the House of Lords, the Radical news
papers generally call s for the abolition of tbe
House of Lords.
The Star, for Instance, says: “It Is the
duly of every Democrat lo prepare to alay the
Lords. Let us abandon talk and do some
thing. Strike, Gladstone, and the people
will hall you as another Cromwell.”
Smokln,' out •• Sooners."
Prairie fires have been set In the Cherokee
Strip by the United Slates troops who are
charged with keeping the strip free of intrud
ing “ sooners.” Many sooner* had succeeded
in biding In clumps of bushes and in hollows
In the prairie, ami It was for tho purpose of
dislodging them that the fires were started.
The result of these Arcs was the capture by
the troops of a number of sooners, whose
names, places of residence, etc., were taken
for the information of the officers In charge
of tho registering booths. When these per
sons apply for certificates of registry they will
find that their names nrc on the blacklist and
that they cannot get certificates, without
which they cannot file on a claim.
The registering booths are about completed
and will be open for business September 11.
Between that date and the day of opening It
Is believed that 10,000 persons will take out
certificates at these booths declaring tnelr In
tentions to claim a homestead In the Strip
and to become settlers.
The opening of two more Indian reaerva
j tions Is under consideration at the Interior
: department. The conditions of the opening.
I as at present contemplated, are practically
I the same as those under which the Cherokee
| Strip will be opened. The opening of the
• Klckapoo reservation, in Indian Territory,
I lias already been decided upon and allotment*
J nre now being made. The president Is ex
pected to isnue in a short tune the proclama
tion opening this land to settlement.
I The uext reservation to be opened. It la bo
-1 llcved. Is the Uncompbagrc and Uintah Uteln
! Utah. In the latter valuable minerals are
: abundant, while each comprises rich farming
land. The Colville reservation In Waabtng-
J ton state will probably be opened to settle
: ment early next year. This reservation con
tains about 8.000,000 acres, about half the size
I of the Cherokee outlet.
NO. 16
BOLD BANK ROBBERY AT DELTA.
CASHIER A. T. BLACHLY KILLED.
After the Robber* N«ure SI,OOO, Two
of Them Are Shot to Death by
W. K. Mmpson, a Rf*»-
ehant.
Delta was the accne of a terrible tragedy
on the 7th as the result of a darlrtg attempt
to rob the Farmers’ and Merchants’ Bane.
About 10 o’clock In the morning threo men
rode up to the rear of the bank and dis
mounted. Ono man was left holding the
horses while the other iwo entered the bank
by the front door. Only the cashier and as
sistant cashier. Mr. A. T. Blacbly and Mr. IL
11. Wolbert, were In the bank. Both thtf
cashier and assistant cashier went to the front
to wait on the men when they were covered
by revolver* and told to throw up their
hand*. Mr. Blachly yelled loudly once and
was told If he repeated It ho Would be shot.
Mr. Blachly yelled the second time, when the
robber covering him shot, tho ball entering
Mf. Dlncbly’s neck on the right aide, Just
under the ear and coming out at the top of
the bead.
The robbers climbed over the partition and
seized what money they could find on tho
deak and made a dash for liberty through the
back door of the bank. While tho robbero
were climbing over the partition Mr. Wol
bert got hold of his gun, but before he could
use It he wna again covered by the robber*
and ordered to throw the gun aw it,* which he
did.
On getting out of the bank the robbers ran
for their horses and mounting started on tho
dead run down the alley toward the Gunnl
non river. When the shot wa* fired that
killed Mr. Blachly, the cry was raised on tlui
street* that there waa a bold-up going on,and
there wa* a general hunt for guns.
Mr. W Kay Simpson, a hardware mer*
chant, just across the street from the bank/
got hold of hi* 44 Sharp’* rifle and started up
Third street toward the alley and just got to
tho corner of Third and Main street# as the
robbers crossed tho street half a block away.
He took a shot at ono of the robbers and hit
him In the head, knocking tho entire top of
bis head off. Mr. Simpson then ran to the
alley and shot at the robber* twice, killing a
horse and rider both, hitting the mau in tho
head. Tho horse and man, when killed, were
over a block away from Mr. Simpson. The
third robber turned across lot* to the Gunul
•on river, which he crossed aud started on
the road to Grand Junction.
About flfteon minutes after tide occurred a
strong posse, well armed and mounted,started
In pursuit of tho third man and, from ac
counts brought In by ranchmen living down
tbe river, they were In close pursuit, hut as
he lu well mounted there is not much hope
of their overtaking him.
The robbery was evidently planned some time
ago, a* the gang who did It have been lying
around here for four or flvo day*. No ono
knows anything about them, only that they
put up at tho best hotels while here, two of
them registering under the names of James U.
Bradley and Clarence Bradley. These two
men were the ones shot, and are evidently
brothers, and were the ones who did the rob
bing and shooting.
About SI,OOO was taken by the robbers and
SBOO or S9OO was recovered from their dead
bodies and where they had dropped It In their
flight.
The two dead robbers are at the undertak
ing establishment of Gale Brother# and the
oldest one has been Identified by parties who
lived In Telluridc at the time aa one of the
gang who held up the bank In that town four
yenrs ago. The horse ridden bv Clarence
Bradley and shot during the melee, baa been
Identified aa one of tbe boraes ridden by the
robbers In Telluride.
No papers were found on the bodies that
will lead to their Identification. A reward of
SSOO baa been offered for the capture of tbe
third robber.
Cashier Blachly was an old citizen of the
Western Slope. He was 40 years old and
leaves a wife and seven children.
RUNAWAY CAR AT GOLDEN.
Wreckage Piled Up on One of tbe Main
Thoroughfares.
Wednesday morning, shortly after 9
o’clock, a car loaded with about thirty-five
tons of clay broke away from a Lakewood
engine at Bapp’s Grove. The grade from
that station to the station In Golden Is quite
steep, and the car dashed down It with fear
ful rapidity. At the Intersection of Third
and Jackson streets the track curvea ao rap
idly that cars are frequently derailed there.
On the main track at this curve stood two
passenger cars filled with passengers bound
for Denver. People who beheld the runaway
car turned faint as they saw It apparently
dashing Into these cars, but the switch above
them happened to be open and It flew rapidly
around the curve within a few feet of the
frightened passengers, careening over In a
threatening manner and spilling some of Its
content# along the track.
A short distance ahead were located a box
car and two heavy refrigerator cars. These
It dashed Into with such force as to drive
them on over the track, through tbe sidewalk
at It* terminus and directly across Washing
ton avenue, completely blocking that thor
oughfare for tbe day.
Several of the car* were badiy shattered.
The damages to the railroad company will
probably not fall short of SI,OOO. That con
siderable loss of life did not result la almost
miraculous.
Rio Orande Statement.
The annual statement of tbe officials of the
Denver At Rio Urande, covering the fiscal
year ending June 30, 1893, has just been Is
sued. It covers a season of prosperity, and
is a showing for which the management de
serves credit. The net earnings of the road
show an Increase over the year preceding of
$326,208.41. At the end of the year which
the report cover* there were 1,546 miles of
roadbed. To construct this It cost the stock
holder* $91,869,520.67, of which $7,884,567.81
was expended In building branches.
Colorado** fruit Display.
C. 8. Faurot, In charge of Colorado’s agri
cultural display at the world’s fair, say* of
our fruits on show there: “Mesa, Delta.
Montrose. Fremont, Boulder, Jefferson and
Larimer counties furnish the fruit which Is at
the Chicago exhibition. So far as form and
color of the apples are concerned, they are
superior fruit. Many people think they are
wax. The Malden Blush and tbe Wealthy are
particularly fine specimens. Fifty varieties of
pears arc represented, thirty-five varieties of
plum*, forty-live varieties of peaches and fifty
varieties <>f grapes. Some of the Ben Davis
apples of IS9J are there and look well. Mesa
county la the garden spot for apple growing
in Colorado.”

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