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THE OMAHA ; DAILY BEE. SEVENTEENTH : YEAK. OMAHA , TUESDAY MOROTNG. OCTOBER 11. 1887. NUMBER 115 , CLEVELAND SNUBS A CIIURCI1 The President Plays a Huge Joke on a Con gregation at Madison. SLEEPING DURING THE SERVICES People at Uic Homo of Vilas n a lit nt tlio fiilKht Arrival of the I'arty at Ht. I'nul. Grovcr Mlnses Illvlnc Worship. MAtmo.v , WIs. , Oct lo.-Speclal [ Tele- ; ram to the Hnr.1 Yesterday was com- Jiionplaco Sunday In Madison , tlio only ex ceptions to the general rule being the wilted decorations on the streets , the somewhat In creased numbers passing by the postmaster general's residence and the crowds which ( fathered In and about Grace Kplscop.il church. The oltlclnls of that church had been led to believe that the president would wor ship there and the papers Had published sup positions to that effect , which tbo public credited as true because they wont uncontra- dieted. Hut the president remained relig iously away , thereby causing great disap pointment , ns the church wns crowded and hundreds of curious people thronged tlie walk In front and tlio Capitol park across the Micot , remaining thcro until the services were over nnd the congregation had dis persed. The church was handsomely deco rated with llowers , leaves , grain In f > talk , etc. . for the president. The .services passed on * smoothly , but the congregation was not satisfied. It may have been a mistaken Impression , but It seemed to the casual observer tlmt the usual prajer , "Bless th President of the United States. " was uttered with a suspicion of emphasis , Men who had not zone to church for years were there and were badly sold as a result of trying to mix religion with sight-seel K. ' 1 ho only member of General Lucius Fulrchild'a family who attomuul services was a thirteen- year-old daughter. The family are all high church peonlo and , are very regular In at tendance. Their absence is a strong evidence that they duly rccognUod tlio slight to which they had been subjected In being Ignored at all the social events at the Vitas residence Incident to entertaining the president. The failuio of the president to attend cliurcb , especially after the recent squabble over cards of admission , Is looked upon by the public generally as n huge joke at the ex pense of the church and those who wcro led to attend. Tlio city Is grinning trom ear to ear , as It wore. The mother ot the postmaster general was the only member of the Vilas' family who attended service. The carpenters hustled the 31,500 Vilas memorial window Into a place In the church nnd this fast Induced a popular belief that the presi dent would surely attend. Hut the Vilas pew and the one directly behind it were Inlt vacant all through the services for the presi dential party and many anxious glances were cast at them and the entrance only to meet with disappointment. It now turns out that the president had no Intention of attending the Kplscopal church , but had tnado up his niind to go with Mrs. Cleveland to the Presbyterian church , of which the latter is n member , but he was kept up very late Satur day night at the public reception and be- cumo PO fatigued that he slept till nearly 10 o'clock Sunday mornlnir. At 11 he was at the breakfast table and of course had to abandon all notions of iroine to church. It la no exaggeration to say that If ( irover Cleveland were before the people for re election this week the only member of Grace Kolscoual church who would vote for him would bo Postmaster J. C. Gregory , and the membership embraces u goodly number of line democrats , too , but they don't have that ardent admiration for the presidential party that they had Saturday. IPressl. Mrs. Cleveland and Mrs. Vilas took carriages at 8SO : this morning and drove to the railroad depot. The presi dent and Colonel Vilas Walked. A special train leit for St. I'aul at U o'clock. There were a few hundred people at the sta tion to bid thorn good bye , but tlioro was no ornaul/ed demonstration ot any kind. Viewed Ily VillaeerN. PonTAon , WIs. , Oct. 10. The president's special train reached this point at 10:05 : this morning and stopped live minutes. The en tire population was at the station and the president and Mrs. Cleveland appeared upon the platform of the car , ulving tno peoolo the opportunity or seeing them. As many as could get near enough shook the president's hand. A brass band serenaded the party during Its stay. At New lilahnn. Jfr.w * LISIION , Wls.Oct. ; ID-The president's train reached hero at a quarter past eleven and stopped four minutes. Iktween two nnd three thousand people were In waiting at the station , and the time of the president was fully taken up In handshaking. Mrs. Cleveland appeared at the window of the car and divide ! the attention with the president. She gracefully smiled 'lor ' acknowledgments of tire greetings of the people. An artillery ealuto was tired-and the Mitchell grand army post gave the president three cheers as the train moved away. Twenty Mlnnton Mt Imcronso. LxcnossB , WIs. , Oct. 10. The president's 8 | > eclal train reached bero at 1 o'clock. A salute of twenty-one guns was tired as the train entered the station. The throng of people , numbering six or eight thousand , awaited the arrival of the train and lustily cheered the visitors as they alighted and crossed the platform to carriages. Steam whistles of mills nnd steamers on tbo Missis- dipppl river blew their loudest , The station . and the principal streets were decked with bunting. The party were PscoiteU through the principal streets by the governor's cnard. The mayor and the president of the board of trade accompanied the president In his car riage. The entire population , with a ureat number from a distance , wore on the streets. , The train stopped twenty minutes. Arrival nt Ht. Paul. ST. PAUL , Oct. 10. The special tialn con- 'talnlng thn presidential party reached St. I'aul exactly on time at half-past 5 o'clock this evening. The run from Madison was perhaps the most en jo vable journey the party has experienced .slnco their departure from Washington. All Ind been thoroughly rested and wcro In the best of health nnd spirits , while the weather for the greater part of the day wns tine. The region through which tbo train passed is onuot the pleasant- est sections of the northwest The people along the line and at the smaller stations I were much loss demonstrative than thoiu of thurolous earlier on the trip. They gath ered at many points In little groups and swung their hats or handkerchiefs. There wcro few attempts at decoration , and the people seemed Intent only on satisfying their dcslro to sue the president. At hacro-.se , where the train tarried twenty minutes , there was a llltlo gem ot a demon stration , which vias highly praised by the recipient. Though there were 10,000 people at the station , with twice us many more lin ing the streets of the town , the utmost order prevailed throughout. At other points \ \ here three-minute stops weru made handshackini ; took place of a now familiar character , jet 1 Ith u difference. The people jostled and i crovvdoa , but laughed ns they did so , and pert - ] t tectuood humor prevailed. Just north of I Wmoua a throng of workmen were gathered , ' and ono on horseback rode up to ' the present Mrs. Cleveland with , a Iiandsoiue boquot lie reached It out * * nd thought it safe in her liana , but unluckily It was nut and fell to the ground. An athletic fellow from among the workmen leaped Into the ditch , picked up ( bo turners and delivered them. lie was rewarded with n bright smile and the enthusiastic checn ot his fellow- workmen. .The weather to-day has hocn bracing and froslv. The crowd Is unparalleled In the city's history. A conservative estimate places the number of strangers In town at 50.001) ) and pedestrianlsm Is attended with dlfllcultles. A largo contingent gathered at the depot long before the tlmo the president's train was duo and waited patiently. When the train pulled Into the depot the reception commit tee boarded tbe president's car , where they found the president and Mrs. Cleveland waiting them. Escorted by the committee they came out and proceeded down the plat form , while the band played and a battery near the depot lired the presiden tial salute. As Mrs , Cleveland walKed down three little girls stepped forward and presented her with three lo\ely bouquets of pink roses. 'Ihe party then entered car riages and was escorted to the hotel. The streets were literally jammed with u mass of humanity which surged after the carriages In great waves At the Hot"l Ryan the president nnd party were escorted to the parlor and Introduced to Mayor Smith , who delivered a brief speech of welcome , which was responded to by thn resident In a strong , clear voice ns follows : 1 was reminded by the Invitation I received 0 visit the state of Minnesota and the city of St. Paul that adistinmiished statesman visit- ng hero In IbOO gpnkn of this place as the center ot tlio continent of Nortli America , nnd stated his belief tlmt the ultimate last ieat ol the government ot this great conti nent would be found somewhere not far rom the spot on which he stood , the head of navigation of the ississippi river. At the time of Mr. Sewnrd's visit the population of your state was 172.000 and that of St. Paul , Its capital city , 10,000.Vhatshall I say , who. alter twenty-seven years have passed , tind hero n state containing nearly a million and a Half of people and Its capital with a popu- 'atlon nearly as great ns that of thn state tself In 1800. And while one Is considering this Immense growth he' Is actually amazed by tlio fact that CO per cent or more of the population of the state has been added In the ast llvo years and tlmt tlie population of St Paul has moro than trebled within the same time. Whether you are to have here the seat of government of thlsgrcat continent or not , 1 do not know. Those ot us who are en gaged in the business of the govern ment at Washington ore certainly , not nt present preparing to move here , lint the seat ot those things which control the government and make it great are fast mov ing this way. The center of the country's population Is rapidly moving westward , nnd the Increase of the wealth and product of this wonderful region Is moro than keeping pace with the movement In your direction of the nation's population. The president then spoke at some length In praise of the city and state and concluded as follows : "My visit to yon being a social one , and trusting that wo have n sort of friendly feeling for each other , I want to sugKest to you a reason why I nm particularly nnd personally Inter ested In St. Paul and Its people. Some jears ngo a young girl 'dwelt among you nnd went to school. She has grown up to be a woman nnd Is now my wife. If nuvouo thinks a president ought not to mention things ot this sort In public , 1 hope ho or she does not live In St. Prill , for I don't want to speak to anybody when 1 thank the good peonle of this city , because they neither mar ried or spoiled my wife ( laughter and ap plause ) , and when 1 tell them that they are related to that In my life which- bettor than all earth's honors and distinction. Here after you mav bo sure that her pleanant recol- "ectlon of school days will be reinforced by : ho no loss pleasant memory of our present visit , and thus will our present Interest In St. Paul and Its kind cltUens bo Increased and perpetuated. " When the speech-making was concluded the party went to dinner In a private room , after which they retired to their apartments to prepare for the events of the evening. At 7:45 the party again took carriages and was driven through the brilliantly Illumi nated streets to tlie reviewing stand , where the procession passed before them. The toboggan clubs , mustering 1,500 ladies and gentlemen , was the most notable feature of the procession. After the procession passed the party returned to tbe hotel , whore a gen- > ral public reception was held for two hours , Jommander-ln-Chief Rae being auiong the callers. All had an opportunity to see the president at close quarters , but there was no handshaking. mJTOHEREO lUMSEijF. A German Tnllor'H Desperate Attempt to End HU Mfe. ST. JOSKPII , Mo. , Oct. 10. | Special Tele gram to the Br.i.l This morning about U o'clock Joseph Ourisor , a German tailor , In a fit of despondency , cut his throat from car to oar with the blade ot his pocket knife , cut the main artery of his wrist and then jumped from the window of the second story of-his boarding house to the brick pavement below. He was taken to the city hosDital but cannot recover. Gurlsor baa been in St. Joseph onlv about two weeks. Ho came here from Kansas , lie was evi dently Insane on account of something ho had done ns ha confessed to his employer that he had committed a crime in Kansas and the police were on his track. He had plenty of money In his pockets so tlmt poverty could not bavo driven hint to bis doaporato deed. The Chlnnan Syndicate. PHII.ADKLPHIA , Oct 10. [ Special Tele gram to the UKK.J A member 01 the linn of Darker Bro's. & Co. , bankers , who have been Instrumental in securing concessions recon - con tly granted by the Chinese government to a syndicate of Philadelphia capitalists , Is now in position to deny positively the pub lished reports that the Chinese government had withdrawn from the arrangement. It has no't revoked the concessions and has not notified the Cnlnesa envoy and United States Boverntnent to that effect. A letter was received yesterday by Wharton Barker from Secretary Bayard , saying that no com munication on the subject has been received either from the Chinese government or from the United States minister to China. A Suppressed Exprcsn Itobherjr. LITTLI : HOCK , Ark. , Oct. 10. It Is learned that a heavy robbery of a Pacific express safe on the Iron Mountain road occurred a few days ago , but the facts in the matter have been suppressed. The amount taken Is vari ously estimated from SiiO.OOO to SCO.OOO. On reaching Texarkana the messenger in charge of the safe had his way bills checked and said ho had to go to Dallas to see the superin tendent , lie went , returned , wont to bt Louis and thence to Illinois. Since the dls- coveiy of the robbery detectives Imvo been searching for hun without success. The messenger's name is J , U. Owens , ono of the oldest nnd most trusted messengers in the service. Yellow Kovcr Riireaillne. JACKSONVILLE , Fla. , Oct. 10. A telegram from Dr. Wall , president of the Tampa board ot health , to-night. si > s : "Tho fever is still spreading. Siin w cases and one death to day. Several of tlie patients are in a crit ical condition. " A non-professional opin ion that the disease was not yellow fever U not accepted by board of health officers anywhere , Astonishment Is felt nt the action of Superintendent Nash , of the mall service , In ordering route nuents to go Into Tampa. The Duval county board of health has Issued a notice that Infected mail matter will be stopped nnd the mall clerks quarantined on the border ot the county. I-XI OIT Flvn Point * . HALTIMOUK , Md. , Oct , 10. A few shares of Baltimore & Ohio railroad stock sold on change to-day at 1'iO , a decline from 125 at the clo e of last woek. Robert Garrett , up till I this nlternoon , had not appeared at the general olllee and It Is not thought hu will leave his homo in the country to-day. Henry George Inspectors Barred. NKW YOIIK , Oct. 10. The police have been Instructed to prevent all Henry George elec tion Inspectors from taking part In tbo regis tration which begin ! ) to-morrow , the courts having declared their appointment Illegal. , Thn Caxhtor Skipped. GuKhS- HAT , WIs. , Oct. lo.-Tlie Mer chants'anit Minors" bank of Iron .Mountain closed Saturday. It Is Understood tlie cabbler baa skilled to Canada w HU 15,000 , , . > , FIGHTING THE RED FLAG , Master Workman Fowdorly Makes the Speech of His Life. DEFENDING LAW AND ORDER. A Wild Scene Among the Knights nt Minneapolis Qulnn of New York Introduce * a I'ro-An- nrchlrit Itcsolutlon. Powderly ho ft Ills Chair. MINNEAPOLIS , Oct , lo. 'Iheni was only one session ot the Knights of Labor assem bly to-day and at the call to order at 2 p. in. the committees were not ready to report. An opportunity was thus presented for bringing up the long looked for anarchy discussions. James K. Qulnn , of District Assembly No. 49. of New York , presentert the following resolution under n suspension of the rules : ' Considering that the development of the human mind In the nineteenth century has reached a point where public opinion Is expressed - pressed almost universally against capital punishment or the taking of human life by udlclal process as a relic ot barbarism ; hercfore , be It Ucsolved , That this convention expresses rrow that the men In Cnlcago were doomed 0 death and use every endeavor to secuio a lommutatlou of the sentence ot death passed pen them. " The convention was at once thrown into .he wildest excitement , scores of delegates .rylng . at the same tlmo to obtain the floor. General Master Workman Powderly decided li resolution out of order. Joseph Vans , of PltUburg , appealed from tlie decision. The ippeal was lost by a vote of 151 to > 2. Before the appeal was taken Mr. 'owdorly called General Worthy Foreman irinitli , of Chicago , to the chair , and In a ihortbut vehement speech called upon the onventlon to defeat the resolution. Ho aid no true Knight of Labor could be an inarchlst Ho appealed to delegates In 1m- jiassloned words not to pervert the purposes Jf tlio order by the passage ol any such rcso- iitlons. It was the hottest speech Powderly ns ever known to nuke. Qulnn , who .tie.rod tlie resolution , voted aye on the ap peal in order to move a reconsideration. number of other warm speeches were made. This was tlie principal ephode of the day. The general opinion of the delegate- ) to-night is that no serious lUht will coma up before the convention closes its work. A sharp discussion Is likely to occur over the < aw governing national trades districts. The iirlit tlmt it was supposed that would be nade against Powderly and other general olliccrs , is said to have been given up.- . The Separate I'urty Movcmcn't. MINNEAPOLIS , Oct. 10. An expression of opinion on the advisability of the labor party movement was obtained from a large num ber of Knights of Labor to-day. The result of the Interviews shows that the majority ot ho general otllcers nnd the more conservn- Ive element icgard the time ns not yet npa 'or a separate party movement , while tbe rank and file and the more radical of the of ficers are eager for the labor party. Powderly is the general choice for president , but only a few have any Idea he would accept the nomination. George is mentioned less than would bo expected. A remarkably largo number of those Inter viewed are republicans , or were republicans before adulating with the Independent move ment. There ate only three or four demo crats In the entire list. The labor vote In the whole country a year hence Is put all the wav from titty thousand to a million. Opinion is about evenly divided as to the ellect on the old parties , the Idea perhaps prevailing that the demociats would suffer most. It Is the almost Unanimous sentiment that the George movement In New York this fall will defeat the democrats , if not successful itself. Mr. Powderly declined to talk , but from members of tlie executive board It is learned he is opposed to a systematic movement tor n good while yet. Typo Troubles. NEW Tonic , Oct. 10. Seven of the Brook lyn Job printing bosses to whom the new scale of wages was presented , to-day cou- ceded the scale with tlio exception of tlio clause relating to strictly job otiices. The master printers' association met tins after noon and resolved that the demand to make the houses strletlv union ollices could not be granted. The decision Involves throwing 2,500 compositors out of employment and It Is thouiiht 1,000 piece men will go out , too. Denies the Story. [ Copl/n'oM ISS7IJama ] Goidou Ile.nilttt. ] LONDON , Oct , 10. [ New York Herald Cable Special to the BEK. I Wilson Barrett , Interviewed by wire by the Herald at Derby , where he Is playing , said : The stoiy pub lished in yesterday's New York Times which has been summarized to me by cable from an astonished friend to the effect that I married Miss Kastlank Is , to put it mildly , a mistake. It is a painful statement to make on the merest beresay , for If true would dishonor me and tbe memory of my late wife who is not buried three months , and also would Insult the queen , who sent me A letter ot condolence. 1 bavo not only not remarried , but 1 have no intention to do so. Pray ask tbo Her.tld to deny the statement of the Times , both In the New York and Paris editions. " Protest on riohall of the 1'resB. DUIILIN , Oct. 10. An Immense meeting was held to-day to protest against the prepar ations directed by the government against the press. Thomas Sexton , M. P. , presided. Several English journalists were present. After nn address by vVllliam O'Unen , M. P. , resolutions were read declaring that the struggle tor freedom of the press must be continued. The resolutions were carried amid great enthusiasm. Irish Defiance of Coercion. DUIILIN , Oct. 10. Several of th.o suppressed branches of the league In tlio county of Cork held meetings yesterday without the knowl edge of the police. Several secret meetings were held In the Mltchellstown district. At Ballyglblln a meeting was held In open defi ance of law , and Father Sexton In u speech defied the government to Intimidate the people - plo In an honest and open combination. Disaster on l nkc Constance. VIKNNA. Oct. 10. The Austrian steamer Hapsbiug collided with and sank n Bavarian steamer on Lake Constance. Many passen gers In the cabin were , drowned. The exact number is unknown. Two bodies havn been recovered. Wieckers are working at the scene of the disaster. The Machine Wins. SOFIA , Oct , 10. All the government candi dates hero are elected. The elections held yesterday for members of the sobranje resulted In the return of 'J50 government and torty opposition deputies. Afchun Arl'iilra. LONDON , Oct. 10. The ameer of Afghan istan Is reinforcing his troops In Herat with artillery and Infantry. Itecrultlng Is being actively carried on among the natives of KauUtan. PAIUS , Oct. 10. To-day for the first time since the revolution of 1703 , the rellelous festivities connected with the festival of St. Dennis were suppressed. Prohibiting Purls Papers. PAIUS , Oct. 'lO-Tlm circulation of , j'.tns papers , Slecle nnd L.i L-interne , havu been prohibited In Alsace-Lorraine , - . HAMILTON COUNTY CI11MK. Arrests For Helling lilquor Without licenses Home Tblef Captured. AunnitA. Neb. , Oct. 10. [ Special Telegram to tbo UKK.I Sheriff Valentino and his dep uties were busy here all the forenoon arrestIng - Ing a lot of chaps accused of selling liquor without license. They were marched tip before Judge Harval's eourt , where they waived examination and gave ball In the sum of S OO each to appear at the next term of the district court. Among the number were Ide Cummin.1 ! , Emit Swart/ , Charles Smith and Harry Myers , of Aurora , and John Yost and Charles Van Audcr of Phillips. Thn boys are now celebrating the event of painting tlm town red. A fellow who calls himself Kohl Strohl. was arrested last week In the sand hills of the Loup country for horse stealing nnd brought back hero by Deputy Sheriff Wltitrsldrs. The horse was stolen near Harvard , In Clay county. Strohl has turned state's evidence and Implicated two pals and the three together stole two or more hoises In Hamilton county. Ollleers from here are now after the remainder of the gang , who are supposed to bo In Kansas. It Is expected they will all bo brought In this week and the stolen horses recovered. Strohl will bo tried before JtuUo Norval Immedi ately , provided bo does not skip. It Is be lieved these fellows have been carrying on this free-handed horse business for two or three yo.irs. A large number of horses both In Kansas and Nebraska have mysteriously disappeared during that time nnd It Is pro posed to tcrret the thing out If possible. The officers think they have the key to the mys tery. _ A Useless Formality. NKIIUASKA CITY , Neb. , Oct , 1.0-Special [ Telegram to the BKK. ) The democratic county convention met at Syracuse to-day and after n bitter factional light over sbcrilf , lonitnated George Leldlgh , for treasurer ; It. T. Golden , commissioner : John Williams , herllT ; K. A. White , county judge ; Fred Fass , ocorder of deeds ; K. S. Gorke , county clerk ; * V. M. CUry-superintendent ; C. M. Sutton , oroner ; M. S. Campbell , distr.ct clerk ; dabon Crouch , suivejor. Following an the lelecates chosen to the state con volition : .1. F. Miller , Lovl Kino. F. P. Ireland , Ames ' .Veils . , J. W. Chadduck , It , T. Shannon , W. 1' . Canada , J. W. ICiddos , John Mattes , C. M. Itibner. The ticket Is the weakest tlmt ould possibly have been nominated and loin Indication the election will not even bo ntoiestiug. Fell Down an ISIcvator Shrift. COLU.MIIUS , Neb. , Oct. 10. [ Special Tele gram to the BEK.I This afternoon at 1TO : p. tn. J. A. Kinst , of the linn of Krnst & Schwnrt/ , hardware merchants , fell down the luvator shaft about ten feet , falling across i rail In his descent , rendering him uncon scious for about two hours. Ho appears to nave aboiit tlutt tlmo In n semi-conscious tate come up the cellarvray and passed up stairs unobserved bv either his partner or any of the muplojcs , till ntO o'clock ho was dls- coveied lying on the bed'of tbe tinner in a iery bad and bruised condition. Dr. Charles Willy is now attending him. His Injuries , ihough serious , are not considered at this writing ns fatal. Dntnrtnlncd to Itcnlgn. KEDRVSKA CITV , Nob. , Oct , 10. [ Special Telegram to the DEC. | Considerable talk ivas created on the streets to-day by Chief of Police Farley announcing his determine ion to resign , claiming , it Is said , that he was continually hampeicd in the discharge of his duties by Mayof-Larsli. It Is alleged hat while Farley wfttl try ing to enforce the Sunday law aealnsr.saloons , , the mayor granted permission ton tavored few to keen open on Sunday. Tills was denied by Larsh's friends. Much ill fwllnit Is expressed about the matter and further sensational develop ments are looked tor.j District Court , at Columbus. COLU.MBUH. Neb. , Oet 10. [ Special Tele gram to the BEE. J District couit convened to-day with a heavy docket lor judicial ac tion. The criminal calendar was called and the case ot Ed Grant.'for ' assault with intent to kill. Is set for Tuesday , George Jenkinson for forgery , on Wednesday , and Dr. Mead for adultery on Thursday. These cases are among the moro prominent. An Overdose of Morphlnn. AunuitN , Neb. , Oct 10. | Special Tele gram to the BKK.I Miss Emma Keves , a step-daughter ot Joseph M unlock , of South Aubarn , died In bed this morning from an overdose of morphine. She was subject to severe uttaclcsof neuralgliand took the drug to relieve pain. No inquest has been held , although there Is talk ol one. Her mother is prostrated. A llrnkcman'H Foot Crushed. IUi'ii > CmDak. . , Oct. 10. [ Special Tel egram to tbe Br.K. I James Coughlln , a brakeman on a construction tialn , while making n coupling nt Black Hawk , ten miles 1101 Ih of hero , this afternoon , got n foot under the pilot of an engine. Ills foot was badly crushed. Ho wns brought to Kapld City. The foot was amputated to-night. Ho lives In Fort Dodge , la. Farm House Burned. CITY , Dak. , Oct. 10. [ Special Tel egram to the BIE. : | The farm house of C. Schleunlng , about two miles south of Rapid City , was burned this morn Inc. Mrs. Schleu nlng and two children barely escaped with their lives. The father WHS absent. Nothing was saved from tbe building. Loss , S'.OW. Hold , Blasting Burglam. MINDEN , Neb. , Oct. 10. A tremendous ex plosion woke up the icsldents of this city early Sunday morning. An investigation showed that a large safe In the postolllce had been blasted bv burglars , and SIM ) in casti taken. Tbe explosion was a powerful one. The doors ot the safe wcro blown a distance ot fortv feet , tlie furniture In tbo room wrecked and a corner of tlio building blow n out The robbers escaped. Union Ijnlior Nominees. TECUMSEII , Neb. , Oct 10. [ Special Tele gram to the BEi-J-jThe union labor conven tion of the fust judicial district met here to day nnd nominated J. 11. Broady and Thomas Appleget. . The Waterways Convention. CHICAGO , Oct. 10 , About one'hundred prominent citizens of Chlcajo left for Peoria this afternoon as delegates to tlio ship canal convention to be held there to-morrow to de cide upon ways and means ot obtaining a ship channel way from the lower end of Lake Michigan to Uie-Misslsslppl river. Chicago cage has a double interest In the scheme , as If carried out It would not only Increase the importance of the place ns n shipping point , but afford the city a main sewer big eiioutrh to discharge the sewage matter collected hero for all tlmo to come. The Visible Supply Htatomcnt. CHICAGO , Oct. 10. The visible supply of grain In the United States and Canada Octo ber 1 , as announced to-day by the secretary of the Chicago fyoard of trade. Is as follows : Bushels Bushels Wheat Torn 7.SM.OOO Oats . 5.ti3lXX > Ilyc -M..OOO Uarley . l.&W.OOO Weather Indications. For Nebraska : Warmer , light to fresh northerly viluds , becoming variable , fair weather. For Iowa : Fair weather , slightly warmer , light tn tresh westerly winds. For Dakota : Warmer , fair weather , light to ircah southwesterly winds. Lost In a Typhoon. SHANGHAI , Oct. 10. It Is believed the Brltlth gunboat Wasp , from Singapore , was lost with all bands In a recent typhoon. A steamer and thieit war ships are searching fur tbo wbiinj : boat , , A VERY SCALY SUBJECT , Our Commissioners Determined That Cana dian Fish Must Fay Duty. SAMUEL RANDALL ON THETARIFF The 1'cnnaylvnnla Protectionist In Favor of Revision But Not Destruc tion Government Crop lie * port Nntlonnl Nuvva. The Fluhnrlcs Question. WASIIINOTOX , Oct. 10. ( Special Telegram to the UKE. ] Messrs. Ancell and Putnam , of the fisheries commission , called on Secretary Jiayard to-day and held nn extended con sultation with that gentleman In relation to the course of the American members of the joint commission. It Is understood that the conference was Informal and that only ono point was delinltely agreed upon. This Is In relation to tbo admission of Canadian fish into tlio markets of the United States. It was decided that under no clicuinstanccs would the American members of the commis sion consent to any settlement of the contro versy which contemplates the ndmKslon of Canadian fish ftce of duty. Mr. Hayard expects by this policy to win the support of the New Ktiirlnnd fishermen , which are at present disposed to object to any settlement whatever through a commission. It this policy has the effect which Is hoped for , it Is believed that the convention which mav come From the meeting of the commission will neet with more favor In the senate. Tlie ( iiestion of to o three-mile limit received /cry little attention to-day , and U Is quite irobablo that this Important subject will bo ubmlttcd to arbitration. There will bo nothing done by the commission towards lettling the. seal fisheries controversies unless he Ami1 ! lean members change their present dens. All disputes arising from these issues ) f Canadian and British sealers will be left : o the courts to decide. Messrs. Angoll and 'utnam left tlie city this afternoon and will irobably not return until ttie latter part 'of ho month. The state department Is still of he opinion that Sir John McDonald will be one ot the Itrltlsh commission. OIIel ( 111 Crop Report. WASHINGTON , Oct. 10. Tlio statistical re port of the department of agriculture makes an Increase ot only half of 1 per cent In the condition of corn. The past month has been vciy generally favorable , but the status of a nrgo part of the crop wns fixed at the date of lie previous report Tlio general nvcinge of condition is 7J.8 , Instead of 72.3. The aver age of seven surplus states was 04.2 in Sep ember. This is n lower condition than has over been reported , except In 18S1 , when ' .ho average was nearly seven points owcr and the average yield 1H.O bushels. The indications are now for n vleld of n small traction over twenty bushels per acre. The exact area , exclusive ot that cut for fodder ns not worth harvest- nv. Is not yet determined. Tlie slight un certainty regniding it may cause n variation n tlm Tinal record of 1 or S per cunt from 1,500,000.000 bushels. Tlie test of threshln ; has not literally enlarged the average rate of the wheat vleld. which appears to bo about 11. 8 bushels or four-tenths of a bushel less than last year. The Increiso ot acreage , which is largo In Dakota , will make partial compensation and brine the product nearly or quite to 410,000,000 bushels. Tlie rate ot yield in New Vork is 10.7 bushels ; Pen nsy Ivan la , 10. . " , ; Ohio , 12.4 bushels : Michigan 13.0 , Indiana in 5 , Illinois 15.2 , Wisconsin 10.U , Minnesota 0.5 , Iowa 10 , Mis souri 17 , Kansas ii.C , Nebraska 10.7 , Dakota 10.5. California W.8. The yield of oats Is slightly below the average , about twenty-five bushels per aero. The product is fully COO.OOO.OOO bushels. In the pilnclpal states of the central valley region state aveiages ranee from 2A to : to oushels. The barley yield Is ne.irlv 20 per cent less than a medium yield , or about 20 bushels per acre. acre.The yield of rye Is 11.5 bushels per acre , and the product about 21,000,000 bushels. There has been a drop In the condition of buckwheat from M ) to 77. The condition of potatoes has declined from O7.i : to 01.5 , partly from the appearance of rot in the Atlantic states. United States hupreinin Court. WASHINO-ION , Oct. 10. Tlie United States supreme court convened to-day for the Oc tober term of lbS7. There was a full bench with the exception of the vacancy loft by the death of Justice Woods. Without transact ing any business other than actions upon motions for admission to the bar , the court ndjourned until to-morrow , when the regu lar call ot the docket will begin. An adjourned meeting ot the bar of the United States supreme court was held In thu court room this afternoon to take suitable action with reterence to the deatli of Justice Woods. The committee appointed at the previous meeting , In May last , report r. scries of resolutions which were adopted , and eulogies were pronounced bv Assistant Attorney General Laur v nnd others' Army Ortlerc. WASHINGTON , Oct. 10. [ Special Telegram to the BEK. | The following army orders were Issued to-day : Lieutenant Colonel Charles I. Alexander , surgeon , has been re lieved from duty at St. Louis and ordered to FortMeade. Dak. Captain Frank Uaker , of the ordinance department , has been ordered to proceed from Frankfort arsenal Philadel phia to the Dupout powder mills near Wil mington , Del. , for purpose of Inspecting powder now being manufactured tor the ordinance department Captain Thomas G. Troxel , Seventeenth infantry and Captain F. ILK. KbstienTwenty-first Infantry , have been eranted leave or absence tor six months and four mouths respectively. Yellow Jack's Donraln. WASIUNOTON , Oct. 10. The marine hos pital buieau is In receipt of a telegram from Deputy Collector Spencer , at Tampa , Fla. , stating that one death and ei lit now cases of fever have occurred at tlmt place since last advices and that friends nnd nurses arc urgently needed , the town treasury heine empty and the ncoplo beiinc demoralized. A telegram received trom the postmaster nt Tampa denies that jellovv fever exists thcie , but states that dengue fever Is prevalent. Nebraska mid Iowa Pensions. WASHINGTON , Oct. 10. ISpecial Tele.ram o the UKI : . | I'ho following Nebraska pensions were granted to-day : Lewis N. Jilssonnett , St.Peters. Increase : M. C.Scott , Madison ; J. I ) . Reynolds , nine Hill. Res toration and Increase : Kdward Mojer , Hum- bolilt Iowa pensions : A. S. Leper , Upodegraff ; John Vernon , Sheflleld ; J , M. Woodhouse , Durancn ; J. II. Sargent , Strawberry Point. Increase : William CofTman. Columbia ; James Rogers , Belle Plalne ; Perry Crawler , Calumbla : Robert Stevenson , Sand Springs ; 1) . W. Hit-lit , Uridirowater ; J. R. Miller , Qulucy ; 11.1) , Sage , I'cacli. Idaho htatifttlcfi. WARIIINC.TON , Oct 10. The governor of Idaho has submitted his annual report to the secretary of the Interior. The following statistics are given : Population , 1)7.259 , an Increase of 61,000 over 1K > ; assessed valua tion of taxable property , 820.441,103 ; number of eattle. 442.3C3 ; sheep , 1W2.043 : hogs , C0.411 ; horses , iK..i''i ; loss of stock during last win ter will not exceed 2K Pflr cent ; mineral pro ductions estimated for the year-gold. 8-i- 417 , 0 ; silver , S4.SJ.U * , ) ; lead , $2,105,000. In tlio matter of the proposed division of the territory the governor enters a Mrnng protest ana ways It Is thoroughly distasteful to the great majority of the people and repugnant to the beat Interests ot the territory. Twenty-Two Passoncera Drowned. TOULON , Oct JO. A steamer owned by the Morclli company was wrecked to-day In the hay ol Borneo. Twenty-two passengers were drowned. A CHEVHNNK CRASH. The Hanking floiue of Morton C. I'ost ft Co , Goen Down. fcnnvKNNK , Wja , Oct 10. ( Special Tele- cram to the UIK. : | The banking hou-so of Morton E. Post & Co. suspended to-day. The following notice was posted on the bank at the opening tune this morning : "To our customers : Owing to the absolute Impossi bility of collecting moneys duo us upon loans , to meet the heavy continued drawing ot funds from the bank , we are forced to sus pend payment nnd make an assignment for the benefit of creditors. Wo shall pay dollar for dollar just aa soon as our loans are col lected and the business cieatcd up. A hur ried Inventory of our assets and liabilities , Including the bank at West- cliff , Colo. , and the personal effects of M. E.rl'ost , shows as follows : Assets , K90U.670 ; liabilities , S49I.UOO ; balance , 5400- 2JO. " The failure created but little excite ment hero and no run on the other banks occurred. Business people have expected the failure for some time and were veiv light depositors. Tlio losses , however , fall heavily upon working people , the railway employes especial lybelni ; a numerous class of deposit ors , with whom the bank was a favorite plnco to loan money on account of the hirh rates of Interest paid. The bank was established In 1SS5 by Stebbens nnd Murctir. Morton K. Post purchased the business In IbM and the business has been carried on in the name of Morton K. Post A : Co. since tlmt time. F. E. Warren and A. J. Parshall nro the assignees. They state that It tlmo Is given thorn for the collection of the assets that tbo depositors will be paid Intuit. Mr. Post has turned Into the assignees his hand some residence here , together w Ith his horses , carriage and othei personal property. Mor ton K. Post , the leading member of the sus pended iirni , Is well known thiough- out the west ns a successful busi ness man and politician. He started In the sheep-raising business hero in lb07 , and until the depression in the cattio busl- ness of the past linen j ears had been fortu nate In all his business uiulartaklntrs. The fitl I lire of the bank is attributed to the Ina- 'jillty to collect large loans made to stock- nen during the prospeious days ot the cattle justness , and vvhiln the statement made by ho bank lookk eneourairlng , it Is feared that he depository will loose heavily. Tlio braneh bank of the linn at Wustcllff , Colo. , will bo losed by the failure , Incitement at White CM IT. WIIITK CMI-F , Col. , Oct. 10. The an nouncement this afternoon of the closing of ho WestclifT bank , of this place , n branch ot M. K. Post & Co. , ot Cheyenne , caused the wildest excitement , for nearly all the busi ness men hero and some In Silver Cliff are ileposltors and should the failure be com plete a number will miffer niut for quite n sum. The complications which brought the trouble do not exist with the bank here , which has collateral more than sulliciont to satisfy the doposltois If proper nrinngemonts are made. Some of the smaller depositors became nulte excited and this evening were threatening violence. The bank is gunrded to-nU'lit. Should nn Investigation bo per mitted bv the' excited people It is thought arraiu-oinents will bo peilected to satisfy every depositor. TAK1IW TAI/K. Saninnl J. Randnlt In Fnvar of He- vl-lon , nut Not DcHtruotlon. WASSIHNOTO.V , Oct 10. ( Special Telegram o the Bii.l : : Mr. Rannall Is In town. Mr. Randall declined to discuss the propositions that may come before congress next winter , or to outline his courne of action on a tariff bill. Inageneial way Mr. Randall savs his opinions on the revenue question are well known. He would like to see the Internal revenue tax abolished. First , those are war taxes ; second , because they nro contrary to the genius of our government lie has been prepared for several years past , and is still prepared , to assist In a revision of tlie tariff , but wants revision to be carefully and intelli gently made , and the rates readjusted BO that the progress of Ameiican manufacturers shall not be checked and American labor robbed of It ? reward. "I am , " said Mr. Kan- dall , "In favor of revision , but opposed to the destruction of the tarili. " Theie has been considerable speculation of late as to the construction of the wavs nnd means committee and rumors have been pub lished , with strong Intimations that they came from .Mr. Carlisle , to the ellect that Mr. Cox , of New Vork , would be made chairman , but your correspondent has the best ot rea sons for sayini : th.it Mills , of Texas , will be the head of that committee. Mr. Mills in the last congress stood naxt to Mr. Morrison on the committee aud has had longer service on the ways and means than any of his po litical associates. Hu is nn uncompromising tarili reformer and was given- prominence on tlio committee because of his views on tlio revenue question. In this particular ho is uioru radical than Mr. Carlisle , and while lie would materially bo in advance of most ot Ills associates he would be held In cheek by the moro conservative members ot the committee and the moro politic members ot his p < trty on the floor. TI5AVBM.NG MTN V1CIOIUOUS. The .Minnesota it Xortlivvrstcrn Hoducn PanHPiigrr Kniee. iiT , la. , Oct. 10. ( Special Tele gram to the Bini.j F. W. Smith , president ot the Iowa division of the National TravelIng - Ing Men's association , returned to-day from St. Paul where ho had been conferring with President Stlckney , of the Minnesota & Northwestern railroad. Tne latter assured him that ho should at once give formal notice of the withdrawn ) of his road from the West- em I'assengcr association and as soon as legally free , would place mlloaxe tickets on sale nt two cents a milt1. Tins foreshadows the general breaking up ot the old 52 > rate for f.uoo mile tickets. Hnpromi ) Court Decisions. Dn-i MOI.NKS , In. , Oct. 10.-SpeeIal | Tele- cram to the BII : : . | The supreme court filed thu following decisions hero to-day : Beck- ten , Mlnzcr&Co. , nupellnnts , vs. R. S. Ken dall , Louisa district , action by attachment , loversed ; T. J. Tmlock vs. Joseph Merto and wife , appellant" , nlllrmed ; S. R. and R. C. McCown , nppcllMits , vs. J. C. Dcnhain , Mohaska circuit , alllrmed ; State of Iowa vs. K. K. Kirkpntnek , appellant , Wapollo dis trict , reversed : K. K. Allen vs. John K. Allen , appellant , Jackson circuit , reversed ; John N. Redln ? , appellant , vs. II. G. Ander son , Henna Vlstn dlstiict , allirinod : Sioux City nnd Iowa Falls Land Co. , appellant , VH. Thomas L. Griffey , Woodbury dinrlct , atllnned : Helen C. Hurr , appellant vs. Sarah A. Knowles. lilack Hawk circuit , allirmed. Sunday Tralnn. Dun on : . la. , Oct. 10. ( Special Telezram to tlio Bir. : . | Commissioner Collinaddiessed a largo mass meeting at the opera house last nluht A resolution demanding tfco leclsla- turo to require tnc railroads to adopt an auto matic car coupler and to ceasu Sunday trains was adopted , Ijlvery Hinhlc * llnrnrd. Ml-Ni o. la. , Oct. 10. [ .Special Telegram to the BhK.1 A lire broke out In the livery barn of O. Sands , In this place this inornlni ? , burning the barn and all Its contents , Includ ing nine horses with hainess , craln nnd hay. Insured in the Capitol Insurance company , ot Des Monies. Jordan's Stormy Road. OTTTMVVA , la. , Oct. 10.- [ Special Tele gram to tlio BIK. : ! On Saturday Stoim > Jordan wns fined .5,000 on one indictment and two charges of contemn ! . Six months' imprisonment also ro with each case. Of con tempt I0xi > 04ition Opened. ATLANTA , Ga. , Oct. 10-Tho Redmont ex position opened tills morning. Speeches wore made by Governor Gordon anil hanniel J. Randa.ll. Thu exposition Is an overwhelm ing dticcea A CHICAGO REPORTER'S STORY Captain Black Sees the Dawning of Hopa for the 8ovon Condemned , FLASHED A BIG GREEN ROLL. A Newspaper Man Snyit Ho Wns Pnl < J to Ijcavn Chicago Because Ito Knew Knots Favorable Co the Anarchists. it In a "Take. " CIIICAOO , 'Oct. 10. ISpeolnl Telegram to the HIK.J : "Tho Interview with General Pryor published In n mornln , ' paper la sub stantially correct , " said Capt Black to-day. "A gentleman whose reputation Is that ot nn houoiablo man and whoso word Is trust worthy told Mr. Louis Post of New Vork that hu had seen In Dolmonlco's n reporter now on the stall of the Star who displayed n big roll of bills which ho said had been given him by certain Chicago papers to ulav away from the city. He told the gentleman It was because ho possnssed evidence which would acquit the seven men now In jail oi throwing the bomb. The reporter was working In Chicago nt tlie time of the I lay Market not. " "Who is tlio gentleman who told Mr. Post BO ? " "lain not nt liberty to say until Mr. Post gives me the privilege of iiiaklnir public the report which no made to me of the gentle man's statement" "Who was the reporter ? " "I must decline to tell you that" "What Inlluonco will this story , It it Is true , have on the casoV" "None at present We nro working on 11 o record now. We can't add to that If , bow- over , we can cet It Into shape and fully sub stantiated we shall utlll/u It In n memorial to the governor for clemency. " "What Is your woik on the record' . " ' "Wo are preparing to nsk for n wr't of error from tlio .supremo court of tlio United States nnd wo have got along so far now tlmt within twenty-four hours time after tlio publication of the certified transcript of the record 1 shall bo able to start for Washing ton. cnrrvlng the necessaiv dnpors. " "When will the certified transcript be out V" 'Bv ' to-morrow or next day , I expect to be In Washington by the end of the week. " "What do you hear of the nttltuJo of the people on tlie other side ofthe wiiteti1 Aie ' .hey doing an > thlng on the amnesty potl- , ionV" " 1 know nothing In regard to that except what I lead in the papers. 1 know Unit about , n year tigo the consul uencral of Paris ind thn department of the Seine forwarded .o Governor Oglesbv an appeal for amnesty on tlio ground that It was unjust to tiy men for homicide when the loss ot life , which re sulted from the explosion of the Hayinarkct bomb was in tilled , mic.li loss of Illw ax re sulted from political Insurrection so that the anarchists would bo hanged for a political offence. " Captain Black sighed , and wheeling in his hair , looked blankly out of tlio window for a few minutes. "Such occurrences as the police outrages upon the right ot free speech , as that at Union Hill , New Jersey , n week ago nnd at Union square , New York City , 'ast Saturday night , will umka more anarchists than nil the mcc- ! JIIKS tor tbo prouogation ot such doctrines that could bo held in nyc.-r. What makes the last piece ol tyranny so especially unbearable IK that It was purely a political gathering whore the candidates ot tlm progressive labor party weretoaddusi the meeting. As a citizen , I deeply deplom such action on the part of tlie police. It can not but sow dragons' teeth which shall spring up armed men. " "When 1 remember. ' ' ho continued meal- atlvely , "the discontent now rife HUIOUK workliu'inen , when they see those who create all wealth by their labor barely able to sus tain llle when in health , with the prospect of starvation In sickness or old age , and those who don't produce a thing rcvellni : In wealth. * r be\ond thnir ability to use , and when I ellect that In all probability another finan cial crisis is at hand when It will bo impossi ble for a large part of the laboringclasses to get work , 1 cannot but feel tlmt society Is In a danserous condition. In 18TI1 the workingmen - men wera comparatively uninformed In re gard to destructive atcnncles. To-day the dangerous element not only possesses that knowledge ot explosives which would wreck : our clvlll/atlon ns the Huns and Vandals did Umt of ancient Uonio , but my personal beln | Is that they me largely supplied with these destructive ngenc'es ' and 1 look upon the fut ure with the greatest apprehension. Not In the Immediate future do I anticipate this trouble but In the not very remote future. It can only be averted by doing simple jus tice. But 1 tear it is not to bejilone. I fear It" Choking Oir a "Ultlznn. " CIIICAOO , Oct 10. William Devlue , whoso name has been frequently mentioned of Into In connection with George Francis Train , was Informed by Mayor Hoche to-day that Train was generally known as a rnnn of un sound mind , but that the Ignorant and vicious who heard him speak were Inclined to accept his crazy utterances as true. The mayor turther said that the statutes applied to just such cases nnd If "Citiion" Train could not be kept within the bounds of rea son It would be necessary to stop his speeches altogether. Randolph Tucker Retained. NKVV YOIIK , Oct. 10. Randolph J. Tucker , ot Yligtnla , has been retained to assist Gen A. Pryor tn preparing the appeal nt the Chlcngo anarchists to the supreme couit. A Klnniler and n Denial. Ni vv YOIIK , Oct 10. The Tribune to morrow will print interviews with several gentloinen acquainted with Robert Garrett , his actions nnd conversations about tlio tclcKiaph denl since Ills let lira Irom liuropo , the nntum ot which seems to Indicate that Mr. Garrett is Insane , Two 01 three of the trcntlemun inter * vmwed siy openly that tliev believe he hai lot control ot his mnntil faculties They believe his woriy has been mc.it for a lonpf time nnd was aggravated by the ftnxletv iliac bect > him when hu went to tlio .syndicate tor hell ) . B vi IIMOIIK , Oct. 10. - The stories which ) circulated hereto day and tills evttnlnu dlnu' Mr. ( i.melt's Insaiiitv are nvur.lcil a slander , llu himself sayliN lie ilth and ! condition weie novoi Ixltor. 'I lirmtlinir < . ' ! T/imt. CIIICMIO , Oct. 10. Thn lust movement In opposition to tlie "gas trust" syndicate which recently gobbled two ot the Invest ( -as com panies In Chicago and seveial In suiround * lnr ; towns was inaiU * this evening In thecltj council , \vluin an ord Inniun repealing tlm frnncliKo of tlio Kqiiltuble com ) unv for vio-j lation nt its chatter was intioduced and passed by an nvei whelming mujorlty. An ordinance- n slinilui nature iigilnst thu Consiimeis' comp.mj was lelerrnl to thij tlm jiidlclnrv conunltli'ii add imidu tlio repeal the older tor next .Monday night. A vlgtr ous li lit is to be made to must the trust. Ditnth IJj ( UK u.o. Oct. 10.Hk'.haiil Moore an < ( wile , while inovini : at 510 Stito street , to night , incidentally knocked over a lamp , th ing thi' liiiililliiL' , and both weru siitf > cited In the tlaines. The lire was extlnu'iilshedl uiomptly by the luo denartniont , Mooru'4 iiody w. i found on the top Hour , where lid had NTH literally ro. tdl nlhoin an Instant * : TUlouic ; W.IH still allVLwhoii found , out hurtlj nftcnvaid , Sinned On nil lrif.li Tour. Lovi.ov , Oct. 10. Joseph Chnmburlixln and , lcsso Collins stalled from llirininghniii lo-dnj on nn Irish loilr. A laigtt party of frieiuis nstHiihlfd to ttiu them oft ana until gentlemen mnde npctches In futur ot "Irisit uaniuttj. | "