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* PHE OMAHA DAILY BEE. SEVENTEENTH YEAE. OMAHA , TUESDAY MORNING , NOVEMBER 1 , 1887. NUMBER 136. ' CATTLEMEN AT KANSAS CITY , First Day of the National Oattlo Growers' Association. DISCUSSING PLEURO-PNEUMONIA Commissioner Col man HcadH u Paper on tin ; Disease Which McctN AVIth the Disapproval of the Illinois Deli-nation. Cattle Growers In Convention. KANSAS CITVI Oct. 81. [ Special Telegram to the BIE. : ] The National Cuttle Growers' convention of the United States Is fairly un der way , but from present prospects the plouro-pncumonia question is bound to create dissension. Commissioner Column's ' paper on thnt question , read nt the opening session this nftcrnoon , was received with unqualified disapproval by the Illinois delegation , and when the committee on resolutions presents its rci > ort to-morrow u heated and lengthy de bate Is anticipated. The attendance thus far Is not up to th.it of previous years , only about ono hundred und fifty regularly accredited dclogutcB being present nt to-dny's meeting , though nbout sovcnty-llvo more were In the city , hut preferred "taking in the town" to participating in the organization of the con ventlon. At noon to-day the board of dlrcc tors of the Cattle Growers' association met in executive session nt the official headquarters , room 103 of the Coatcs house. There was u general discussion of the affairs of the asso ciation , during which Mr. John Clay , Jr. , the treasurer , guvo an outltnoof the report which he will read ut tha business mcctingof the as sociation to-morrow. The report showed the association to bo in n most nourishing Jlnun- cinl condition , there being u buluneo of ! ,000 in the treasury nftcr all outstanding debts nro paid. The programme for the afternoon meeting was then discussed , nnd It was do- clik'd that the report of tlio legislative com mittee should bo read If there was time. Shortly before 2 o'clock the lively music dis pensed by the funious "Cowboy" band , of Dodge City , Kan. , drew the delegates and visitors toward the Cutes opera house , where the convention was held. Tlicro was no at tempt made at decoration in the houso. Nearly two hundred delegates were in at tendance , representing over thirty states and territories. The delegates wcro seated In the main auditorium , the section assigned to each state being marked by u small banner of gold nnd black. At 2:15 : the session was opened by President D. W. Smith in n short speech. In nn informal talk just previous to culling the convention to order tlm president stated thut so fur as ho was concerned the HoRBkm throughout wonld bo eminently u business one und he said he had left his home nt considerable inconvenience to his business and he was anxious to return a * soon us possible. This declaration was heartily responded to by these in hearing. Mayor Kumpf was Introduced and said : Gentlemen of the Convention : "On be half of the city J take pU'asuro In blddingyou welcome to the metropolis which you huvo "done so much to make , for it is the cattle business nnd interests to which we are moro indebted than to tiny other business , trade or avocation. If there is anything which Kan sas City is noted for it is her immense puck- Ing interests nnd the amount of cattle headed hero. The citizens of this city all recognize the lasting obligation wo are under to the cattlemen of the west and southwest for a great share of our present prosperity. Thanking you for your attention I ugald bid you welcome to our city. Mayor William Warner , who was to Imvo delivered the address of welcome sent word to the convention nt the lust moment that ho could not bo present and Mr. E. H. Allen , president of the board of trade , was intro duced to the convention nnd uddrcssed it us follows : Mr. President nnd Gentlemen of the Convention - vontion : I feel certain in bidding you wel come here , that you are already part and parcel of this great city. I nm sure Unit there is not a state or county unywhoro in the nation that has not contributed something to help make Kansas City. Wo are very glad to see conventions of every kind coming to this growing young city of the west. You well know thut although wo huvo taken the name of ono stuto wo huvo swept over both Missouri nnd Kansas und uro reaching out our hands to the entire southwest. The City of Mexico is nearer un to-day , than was Syracuse , N. Y. , to the city of Now York , n few years ngo. If this is the fnr west , I cluim thnt wo are a choice people out hero and wo nro glad to hnvo our friends conic und sco just what kind of people we uro. Wo trust you will muke yourselves ns com- fortnblo ns you can. Gentlemen , you nro sin cerely welcome to Kansas City. " President Smith mndo n short response , thanking the former speakers for their warm welcomo. The speaker said ho felt sure thut the meeting would bo productive of great good. Ho suld : "I notice a singular nnd marked contrast to the first cattlemen's con vention over held In this country. It was nt St. Louis when the cuttle burons of the west came in njicclul curs , attended by private sec- roturicti. The dlumond merchants vied with each other in their efforts to secure the cus tom of thcso millionaire * I huvo not noticed nny diamond merchants present this year , but hope to see n few next year. " Dr. Ames , of Montana , suid : "I am sure that wo are ns glad to como ns. the people ol Kansas City nro glnd to have us. I fear we uro not well fixed to return the municipal hospitality of the Kansas City people. I am confident that the cattlemen of the conven tion will take oft their huts to the people ol Kansas City. " II. II. Hincs , of Michigan , was chosen tem porary chairman , and at once proceeded te business by the appointment of a committee to niuno u temporary secretary. A delegate from Missouri made u motion to the olfccl that n committee on resolutions bo appointed , The motion provoked considerable good imturcd discussion , and it was finally with drawni , the sentiment of the convention bclnt decidedly In favor of waltingnntil permunoni organization was had. Commissioner Col man , of Illinois , addressed the convcntloi substantially ns follows : It gives mo pleasure to meet you , represent ing us you do the most Importnut interest ii this country with a capital of f I'JO.UOO.OOO When I accepted my present position I was to neglect no interest of yours. If : have met with your approval I shall apprc ciutu it. Clouds of nmfortunu nro hungiti ) over the euttlo Industry. I couldn't aec-oun for it at first , but I sco now the silver lining I uni sura the population in increasing mor < rapidly than the beef , and soon you will havi light herds again. " Mr. Colcman then mu un exhaustive stall uieiit regarding plcuro pneumonia in cnttlo. Ho said : "After reviewing ' viewing the pro rc&g of the dicca.se durlni the past ten years , I find it well lis hand a present , n fact eluo to the industry of tin government official who had been nppolntei in oecordanco with nn net of the assembly.1 The bulnnco of the statement was devoted t < data concerning the number of cattle nf fectcd. Mr. Colonmn suld thut by hard worl the diseases had been successfully stumpet out of Cook county , Illinois. Hi Bald thnt In reality Murylniu and New York were the hot-beds of plouro pneumonia , but some time In the near futiui Iho plnguo would bo stamped out of thcs slates. The speaker advised moro cITeetlvi legislation und , ubovo all , u gcnurous npprc printlon for carrying on the work , nnd hu re ! cited the fuct that the > pluguo hud bcei stamped out of the shades of Missouri uni Kentucky. The disease is Missouri wn caused by the Importation of n Jersey bul from Illinois that cost Missouri cnttlo me : over H round million. A rmuruntlno was ail vised against Europe in strong terms , un ' Mr. Colcmnti said ho wenild stamp the , dlscu& out if congress mndo the proper' up'propi-lc tloii. tloii.Af Af tlio conclusion of Commissioner Coli man's remarks the question of tho.uppeUui tnrmt of a conimltteo ou resolutions' nrod < The Illinois delegation , which Is ngnlnst the bureau of annual Industry , favored the np- pointmentof a committee of one from each delegation represented , while the Coleman contingent desired a small committee. The Inttor llnnlly were , nftcr n heated debate , the chair being Instructed by n rising vote to ap point a committee of seven without rcgurd to delegations. The committee" on permunent organization made Its report which was uc- e-cptcd ns follows : Chairman , Lafayc\to \ Funk , of Illinois ; secretary , A. H. Sunders , of Illinois : nsslstant secretaries , H. B. Woodbury - bury Cuthbert , und Powell , of Missouri. After , some desultory discussion tlio conven tion adjourned until 10 o'clock to-morrow morning. Tlio plcuro-pncumonla question was made n special order for to-morrow1. 0'ISItlKV TAKKN TO PUISON. The Irlnh Patriot's Sentence Carried Out Amid Popular Demonstrations. Duni.iN , Oct. 81. The appeal of Mr. Wm. O'Brien ' , editor of United Ireland , ngulnst the sentence of three months' imprisonment imposed on him by the Mltchellstown court , has been refused. On the announcement of the decision the court room was Immediately In nn upronr , und the people clustered around O'Brien to prevent the officers from nrrcst- inghim. A terrible struggle took place be tween O'Brien's ' friends and the officers. Ladles screamed nnd fainted , but the officers finally succeeded In arresting him. The latest advices from Mltchellstown state thut the people ple ure fearfully excited over the arrest , and that 20,000 persons nro gathered nround the court house nnd rioting is feared. The sentence of Mr. Mandoville , chairman of the board of poor law guardians of Mitch- elstown , was also confirmed und ho wus taken Into custody. Muiidcvillo was Jointly indicted with O'Brien for using seditious language nt the meeting nt Mitchclstown nnd was sentenced to two months' imprisonment. O'Brien nnd Mnndevlllc. guarded by hussars , were placed in n cur. The crowd cheered ns they emerged from the court house. The police cleared the streets nud prevented nny attempt nt rescue. The prisoners wcro taken to Cork Jail. The stormy scene resulted from O'Brien's attempt to leave the building in order to speak to his friends. The inspector of police re fused to let him go , and a struggle ensued. Harrington declared O'Brien could not bo legally arrested , us the warrant had not been signed. The recorder , who had sentenced O'Brien , agreed with Harrington , but Magis trate Stokes ordered the police to ar rest O'Brien hi.s Stokes' ou ( ) responsi bility. During the fierce struggle which followed , the magistrate signed tlio warrant und O'Brien was carried away. No ono was seriously hurt in the struggle. On the way to Middleton in the morning O'Brien was greeted by an Immense crowd of leagues mem bers nt Qucenstown Junction and most en thusiastic demonstrations wcro mmle. At Currigwo Hill there was another imposing demonstration nnd O'llrien mndo a short address. Tills Inspiring spcctnclo , ho said , would compensate him for for the wretched three months In prison aud for his lifelong labor in the Irish e-uuse. He asked the people ple to show a spirit of discipline. At Middle- ton there was another great demonstration , but the police interfered und suppressed it. News of O'Brien's return spread like wildfire through Cork , and tjio streets through which it was supposed ho tvould pass \vcrc packed with people when he arrived. Arriving at tlio prison O'Brien compelled the police to remove him forcibly from the car. Ho was accompanied to prison by the mayor. Vice Chairman Ahcrn , of the board of guardians , mndo u speech , after which the crewel inarched nwuy singing "God Suvo Ireland. " The wildest enthusiasm wus manifested. Moonlighters and Constables Fight. DUIILIX , Oct. 31. An affray between moon- llgtitcrs nnd constables occurred at Castle Island. Tw-cr constables are reported shot. Death of u Balloonist. ST. Louis , Oct. 31. At the closing per formance of Peanie's "Lust Days of Pom- poll" a terrible accident occurred , resulting In the death of Antonio Infantes. To-night being the last of the season for the spectacle , Antonio Infantes proposed to make n balloon ascension. Shortly nftcr 1 o'clock the bal loon , n hot-air affair , was brought onto the immense stage before nn audience of two thousand people. The air-ship started up quickly and hud obtained a height of 500 feet when there was a collapse and the aeronaut plunged to the ground , holding desperately to the ropes which held the sagging canvas. The descent was very rapid , and us ho came down before the audience ho was thrown upon an iron rod from which the rockets wore being fired. Death ensued immediately. The horrified people rushed to the scenq. but could give no help und the place wus quickly deserted , the "Last days of Pompeii" ending with a horrible catastrophe. Tl'ie Dead Voter * ) of Baltimore. BVI.TIMOUK , Oct. 31. ] Special Telegram to the Mcu. ] "Free" Unison , by Senator Gor man's influence a naval officer of the port of Baltimore , controls n number of lower wards of the city. In thcso wards were piled up a majority for Latrobe in the recent election that overcame the majorities for Bartlctt in the up-town wards. Kalscn hns enemies in ills own wnrd , men who support tlio ring , but dislike Kalscn , These persons nro showing how the Unison wards wcro carried. Anti- Unison men stnto that the total returns show that 4,000 nnmes of dead nnd absent persons wcro voted. The nnti-Uaisen democrats have been of great assistance to the Hctorm league in unearthing frauds in the lower wards , and promise to make more interesting develop ments. The league continued the work of having the nnmcs of dead men stricken from the lists immediately nftcr the election last \Vednesdny , and the courts will continue the Investigation , Hundreds of illegal names will be stricken off before the state election. Murder nnd Suicide. Wii.UAMsmuiso , N. Y , , Oct. 81. Louis Phailer , a drunken barber , during n quarrel with his wife yesterday , shot her through the breast , killing her Instantly , nnd then shot himself through the head , from the 'ef forts of which ho died nbout midnight. ITHACA , N. Y. , Octal. William Shalcr last night blew his wife's brains out with n pistol and then shot himself. When the neigh bors rushed in n few moments after the shooting , both wcro dead. They had been married a year but elid not live happily. The VlNlhlu Supply. CHICAGO , Oct. ! ! ! . Following is the visible - iblo supply of grain In store In the United 1 States und Canada , ns complied by the secretary 1C rotary of the board of trade , for the week C ending October t9 ! : Wheat SVW/SI Corn 8,5S.V 'I Oats 0,049-Wi Hyo 2WISU Barley 2rJr'Jii " Stoamern Ashore. J.vxroxvu.i.E , Fin. , Oct. 81. The stcnmei Pur.uum , of the Comptignlo Trans-Atlantic Espugnole , Is ashore of St. Sebastian. Al passengers have boon saved. SIIAKCIIII , Oct. 81. The ling ship of tin Russian Pnclilc squadron Is ushoro on the rocks ut Vludivostock. Knlcldo. SruiNfirtEU ) , OOct. 81 , James R.Whito- o ly , brother of William N. Whltoly , the o great reaper manufacturer , committed suicide e this morning by shooting himself through the Head. - A Fatal How n , nd Nnw YOUK , Oct. 31. A man named Hen nil il nessey was killed this morning during t lodging house nltcreutlon W. by . Downey une 11 Clerk Gocte.ltota. ! The two' murderers an under arrest. The'German Crown Prince. , BKUUN , Oct.-31. Crown Prince Frederic ! William , in n letter to the president of tin Sllcjinn diet , snys.lio hopes to return in tt spring with his health restored , , , ENGLISH FRIENDS OF PEACE , Great Britain's Arbitration Repre sentatives Visit the President. THEIR MISSION ABLY PRESENTED. The Supreme Court to Decide the Anarchist Cawe To-morrow Postal Telegraphs Coast Defences Washington News. To Avert Bloodshed. WASHINGTON , Oct. 81 , The president this nftcrnoon received n deputation from Great Britain who desire his co-operation in secur ing n treaty between that country and the United States which shall provide for nn amicable settlement of disputes by nrbltrn- tion. tion.Andrew Andrew Carnegie introduced the visitors to the president in n short address , In which ho presented the great Importance of the ques tion , Hon. Lyon PJnyfalr , representing the members of parliament , and Mr. John Wil son , representing the trade congress , also made short addresses in favor of the move ment. Mr. Playfnlr , in his address , said the memorial had been signed by moro than one- third of the members of the house of com mons. It is really the outcome of un nrdcnt desire on the part of the workingmen of the United Kingdom to perpetuate the friendship and pence which now exists between kindred people on both sides of the Atlantic. "International arbitration , " Mr. Play- fair said , "If established would only bo one step further In the history of civiliza tion and its principle should bo extended to nations , especially when , ns In the cuse of the United Kingdom nnd United Stilton , they nro nllled by blood nnd kuit together by love. The time is favorable for the consideration of the question because the whole world Is startled at the new aspect of war which the progress of science is making u huge engine for the brutal butchery of men nnd the wanton waste of property. Its increasing cost threatens the buses of national credit and even of national solvency. In ten years the cost of European nrmnncnts has increased by nt least lr ! > per cent , which amounts to 8 per cent of the whole earnings of Europe. The United States alone , among the nations cun keep down its combatant expenditures , because it docs not consider it necessary to anticipate war with foreign powers. It is hero , therefore , rather than in Europe , that proposals 'for treaties of arbi tration might naturally bo made. At nil events , wo might devise n trcnty between the United Kingdom nnd the United States. Thnt would bo n glorious example to other nations , und might load to the two grout Anglo-Saxon nations being the peace-makers of the world. " Mr. Crcmcr , M. P. , secretary for King- men's Peace association , who originated the memorial , then presented it to the president and mudo un address in which ho said the objects sought hud met the approval of all uliissco in. Greiit Britain. It wus especially desirable that tile United-States should take the initiative. The president responded ns folloWs ! Gentlemen : oTho mnin and prominent Idea so fittingly presented by you nnd by the memo rials you deliver , is n lofty und ennobling one. involving the preservation of peace with nil. its manifold blessings. These have , as civilization progressed , been moro und more recognized us tlio basis of national prosper ity and happiness , and this reflection may well lead to surprise that peace has made no greater progress in its substitution for the wasting progress of war , ns nn arbiter of international disputes. It is well thut the minds of good and thoughtful men should be now turned to this subject , nnd that a concerted movement should bo made to supersede the horrors of war. It is well , too , that this effort should bo Biiulo by the citizens of the two countries which proudly claim to be in the van of civi lization and progress. The people of my country boast that they cun exhibit in their prosperity und development moro of the victories of peace than any other nation on the globe. At , the same time our history demonstrates that we need yield to none in the spirit mid patriotism which make war terrible. It seems to mo that a country thus demonstrating the advantages of peace nnd nt the same time having no fear of suspicion of weakness , is in a favorable condition to listen to the merits of the cause you present. And , to my mind , there is nothing more touching or persuasive than the part the laboring men of England have taken in this movement. They spealc for the free dom from increased cost of living induced by war. Nay. moro. they speak for their homes , their families and their lives. I cannot but think that there uro object lessons before the workingmen of Amcricu , which will readily awaken their sympathy with and desire for u condition of international understanding , which shall alleviate the death and distress which war brings to their house holds. I am sorry to bo obligee1 to confess that the practical side of this question has received but little of my attention. I nm re minded too , thnt in the administration of government difficulty often arises in the at tempt to carefully apply ideas which , in themselves , challenge unqualified approval. Thus It may bo that the friends of interna tional arbitration will not be nble nt once to secure the adoption , in its whole extent , of their humane nnd beniflcent scheme. But , surely , grcnt progress shoulel bo made by sincere und hearty effort. I promise you faithful nnd careful consideration of the matter ; nnd I believe I may speak foi the American people in giving the assurance that they deslro to see the killing of men foi the accomplishment of national ambition , abolished ; and that they will gladly hail the advent of peaceful methods in the settlement of national disputes , so fur as this is consist tant with the defense nnd protection of oui country's territory , iinel with the niulnten unco of our national honor when it affords shelter and repose for national integrity iiiu' personifies safety und the protection of oui citizens. Candidates for Doorkocpor. WASHINGTON , Oct. 31 , [ Special Tclegran to the BKE. ] There is u great deal of quiei but effective work in progress among friend ! of the various candidates for the doorkeeper ship , and during the past week it is repartee that the relative positions of several of the prominent ones have materially changed Donolson is regarded us practically out of the rnco. Ho might have had n wnlk over but , owing to his laxity in money matters tors nnd the ease with whicl ho has antagonized many o : his former friends ho will have lit tie chance ami it Is said now that his nnm < will not bo mentioned in the caucus. Majoi Hurt of Mississippi , nt present employed ii tho' ixjstonleo department , has been lookci upon as the most likely winner. But it is now said thut Hurt him connections whicl will make it exceedingly unwise ! o give hin tlio place. There are serious objections to nl the other candidates arising from varloui causes with ono exception. This exception If Col. Platt B. Walker , of Minnesota. TCI days ago odds ngninst Walker were 7 t ( " . To-day his chances nro thought to b < about even with Improvements rcportoc' every day. Walker will have the support o : the western and northwestern members al most to a man dn account of his connectioi with nnd efforts In behalf of thoimprovemen of the waterways. Walker is said to huvi develo | > ed n great deal of strength in tin I south among hi.s old associates In the con fed cruto urmy und others anxious to shnrb tin putronngo which attaches to the doorkeeper' ) office uro flocking towards him In order thn they inny bo in nt the divide. Wulker ma ; possibly get there nftcr all. General llorhort on Postal Telegraph WASHINGTON , Oct : 30. [ Special Telegrau to the BEE : ] Genpral Herbert , of Alu bamn. chairman of tlio house committee naval affairs , has. Just returned from Europe where he spent the summer , , and -gives cv clcqceiln nn interyiew'wltU d Critic . .reportc this evening of having been frightened with the power of foreign pWcrnmcnts over their subjects. Ho says ho is opposed to postal telegraphy because he opposes an Increase of federal power. Ho thinks It would result unfavorably to the people1 for the government to have exclusive control of the telegraph for the people , because there would bo no compe tition. General Herbert's argument creates some merriment nmong the advocates of postal telegraphy. Ho concludes his ob servations in this language : "Jay Gould could not compete with the government , nnd ho would be forced to sell out nt n reasonable price. If we established a postal telegraph It would create nt least SS,000 moro ofllce holders , and In less than two years the num ber would bo double. Just Imagine what n force that would give the party in iwwcr. Then again , saying that the government should take the tclegrnnhs , the next step would be to control the ruilrouds. It Is this IKillcy In Franco thut prevents that republic from being n republic In the true meaning of the word. The i > oHcy of the government in controlling the telegraphs , railroads , sub sidizing opera houses , preachers , 'art , etc. , Is the legacy left the French i > coplo by Louis XIV. Wo must keep our individuality , and to do that , we must guard against every in crease of power to the government. The subject will bo an interesting one this win ter and will provoke a great deal of dis cussion. Much can bo suld on both sides. " Army News. WASHINGTON , Oct. 31 [ Spcclul Telegram to the BEE. ] General Sheridan , who has Just returned from an Inspection of the post at Fort Snclllng , which Is to bo enlarged to accommodate troops from some smaller west ern posts , gave his personal attention to the Crow Indian troubles. It is stated that Gen eral Hogers' presence at the scene of action nnd the mobilizution of troops , wcro directed by Genernl Sheridan , who ndvocntcs decisive action wherever there nro Indlnn hostilities. First Lieutenant William II. McMinn , Tenth cavalry , has been placed upon the re tired list. The leave of absence granted Captain Allen Smith , Fourth cavalry , has been extended ten days. First Lieutenant Willlston Fish , Fourth-artillery , has re signed. Major C. C. Sniffcn has been ordered to AVcst Point on public business. Second Lieutenant L. W. Cornish , Fifth cavalry , has been granted two months' leave. Lieutenant Foster , Fifth cavalry , has been relieved from duty us range officer at Fort Uono , Kan sas. Captain George W. Adair , assistant surgeon , has been granted twenty-three days' extension of leave. Lieutenant Colonel Al fred L. Hnugh , Sixteenth infantry , hns been assigned to duty at San Antonio , Texas. Lieutenant John J. Crittenden nnd n detail from the Twenty-second Infantry , have been ordered to the southern border of the Jicarilla Indian reservation. It Is stated that Lieutenant Scott , First cavalry , will marry Miss Hastings , of Leavenworth , Knn. , on November 30. Lieutenant Atkinson is to be married January 11 at Churlottcsville , Vu. Uneasiness About Secretary "Whitney WASHINGTON , Oct. 31. [ Special Telegram to the BEE. ] There has been a good deal of nervousness to-day in official circles concern ing the condition of Secretary Whitney , who is ill at his home in New York , and the inten tions of that official. Tills morning It was re ported that he had tendered his resignation , giving his illness ns his excuse for desiring to retire from the cabinet , when in fact ho had become dFscoUragcrt over the outlook of his chief for ro-election , and flesired to bo free at the approaching convention to stand for the nomination himself or work for another as pirant than the present president. The BUB has been unable to find , any foundation for these rumors , but that some change is antici pated , any one can see hero. Upon the sug gestion of these high in authority this evening - ing paper's announce thnt Secretary Whit- neys health is improving , and thnt ho 1ms no desire to leave the cabinet nnd that ho only needs rest nnd lias determined to take it. The annual report of the secretary of the nuvy will likely be written by the acting sec retary. A Motion Denied. WASHINGTON , Oct. 31. The motion made by Attorney General Gin-land to advance the case of the receiver of the First National bank of Buffalo against Eldridgo G. Spauld- ing and others was denied. The case involves the question of liability of directors of na tional banks for negligence in the perform ance of their duties. A decision -was rendered in the case of Felix A. Mathews to recover from the United States a balance' claimed to be due him on account of salary as consul at Tan gier , in the Bnrbary States. The decision of the court of claims , dismissing the petition , is affirmed. The chief Justice announced the following order : The lirst sub-division of rule twenty is amended so as to read as follows ; "Hule 20 , printed arguments : 1. In nil cases brought hero on writ of error , appeal , or otherwise , the court will receive printed arguments without regard to the number of cases on tno docket , if counsel on both sides shall cheese to submit the same within the 1st ninety days of the term : and , in addition , uppcals from the court of claims may bo submitted by both parties within thirty days after they nro docketed , but not after the first day of April ; but twenty-live copies of the argument , signed by the attorney or counsellors of this court must be first tiled. Sea Coast Defenses. WASHINGTON , Oct. 81. General Duanc , ' chief of engineers , has made his annual re port to the secretary of war. Beyond refer ence to attached reports of officers in charge of improvements , the subject of river nnd harbor improvements receives little mention , the report being largely devoted to n statc- ment of the condition of the sea coast and luke front defenses. On this topic General Duanc says : "Many of the works are di lapidated and economy requires that they should bo kept from decay. The estimates submitted aggregate K > , v34,000 , including ? 2S40OOl ) for construction of gun und mortar and SlSjOOCO ( for submarine mines nnd uppllnnccs for closing channels. Those amounts nro meant to cover extensive plans of defenses to bo divided nmong tlio princi pal seaports next yenr. Two typical designs prepared by the board of engineers are said to meet all modern requirements nnd nro for fortifications constructed of sandcovering the masonry and bomb proof. The repors says no armor is now or ever will bo re quired for such defenses. Admiral Porter's VI ews. WASHINGTON , Oct. 31. Admiral Porter has made his annual report to the secretary of the navy. In considering the question of i coast defences , the admiral states thut all f importnnt harbors nro entirely defenseless ngnlnst a single Ironclad. "For , In event of B wur , " Buys the rei > ort , "we nre no moro pre- r pared than wo were a year ago , although we i have mudo n beginning to repair simply the 1 waste in our nuvy for the past twenty-live s years. " In the opinion of the admiral , the i first step toward the protection of the const i should bo the construction of n sqnadroon of 1 heavy ironclads. The admiral urgucs nt 9 length in f-ivor of subsidies for shipping. The New York Indian Lands. WASHINGTON , Oct. 81 , The commissioner of the general hind office hnd mndo u report to the secretary of the interior upon the status of the Now York Indian lands in Kun- HUS , In which ho holds thut thcso lands were reserved by the treaty stipulation and reser vation which have never been lawfully ex tinguished. The lauds embraced In this reservation , which have been patented to a railroad company , aggregate y-'iMiO ' , acres , Pensions Granted. WASHINGTON , Oct. 81. [ Special Telegram to the BEn.J-ThefollowingNcbruskapensions were Issued to-day : Nebraska' Frederick Pilgrim , of Scribncr. Iowa Frederick E. , ( deceased ) father Ol Ernesto. Klein , 'Britt ; Stephen Murphy , Hibbsylilo ; John A- Parker , Nashua ; George W , Wlltzo , Montc/uma ; Elius Parkcs , liivcn < port ; Andrew L' . . tYuln , "Lisbon ; Allen Jeffries , Coif ax.1 . . . . . ' HURLEY'S ' HORRIBLE DENS , Torrlblo Story of a Young Girl Who Escaped. A FATE WORSE THAN DEATH. How Mary Hliiininn AVns Initiated Into tliu Nuked Orgies ofn Wiscon sin Dunce House Her Flight. A Frightful Tulc. Minn. , Oct. ill. [ Special Tele gram to the BEE. ] Mury Shummi , seventeen years old , arrived from the east nbout noon to-dny. She tells 11 pitiful story of being In- vlegled Into one of the iliinee houses near Hurley as follows : Her home is near St rector , 11. , and seine time ago slm received n letter 'rom u former friend advising her to come to Chicago , where she eould ohtnln iinmcdlnto mploymcnt. She arrived there on Monday , October 24 , but missed her friend. At , the cpot she found a man who Bald ho knew vhore her friend was and would find her. Ho ook the girl to n small hotel , and in the : ourso of the day returned with a bogus dis- reading : "Havo gone to Hurley. Foi- ow mo ; good place In restaurant. " Miss Schumnn left for Hurley and arrived there iVednesday nbout 0 o'clock In the evening nd was met at the depot by tv man vho said ho was sent to meet her. She got nto a light delivery wagon and says she was riven about a mile , crossing a small bridge , nd stopping in front of a long story and a alf house , unpaintcd , Another man held ho horse , and the man who drove her helped cr Into a room , which was quite largo and ncarpetcd. As ho opened the door ho ex- 'laimcd , "More fresh flsh. " The girl stood till for a moment , when n man without a oat on and in a checked shirt camoup , shook lands and said : ' 'Your friend will bo hero ; oon. Come into the sitting room. " There , vero seven young girls in the sitting room ind two older ones. The latter , and ono of ho former , including the man with the iheeked shirt , went with her through ho door in the back of the room. She ivas shown into a small side room whore the ntiro party fell upon her and stripped her of svery vestige of clothes , including shoes and stockings. She begged them to let her go , but they laughed at her and led her , entirely naked , into the front room , whcro six or seven men were and the girls already spoken of. She was approached by the men , who [ tatted her with their hnnds'plnched her , and look other undue liberties , and was forced to irjnk beer. After a few moments the pro prietor , called "Frank , " and n man not known , got Into n seeming quarrel over the girl , when the latter approached her and said , "Come , my dear , I'll ' get your clothes , " und took off his coat and throw it over the girl's ' shoulders , and led her from the room her into same room whcro her clothes had been taken away. He took off the coat and threw the girl on the lounge and forcibly outraged her , and was followed in this piece of liendishness by two other men , whoso names are unknown , except that ono had a large scur running down the side of his face under his neck. When the men loft her several girls came in uud told her she had been "initiated" and must B&t..upthe drinks. The oldest woman in the house gave-her her shoes and stockings back , together with ifshort dress and skirt. Miss Schumnn feigned to bo pleased With tUo surroundings and told the girls as soon us she got rested from her journey she would be as lively as any of them , and she was allowed to sleep unmolested for the whole of Wednes day night , after being subjected to several indignities worse than any yet described. The proprietor turned her and all the other girls out of bed at 11 o'clock the next morning , but during the afternoon , in passing through u hallway at the rear of the house , Mary saw several pieces of clothing ( not hers ) , which she hid near an outhouse. On Thursday night she was outraged by three men , ono of whom was the man with scar on his face of the previous night. She was obliged to lie in bed with two drunken men all night. Friday she got some moro clothes and a dress , in the pocket of which was 80 cents , and nbout il o'clock In the evening made her escape. She knew nothing of the country but wandered from town , crossing another little bridge and linding a small hut near the road crawled into it and slept for a short time. She reached a station this side of Hurley and rode on a freight train to Ashland. A Chicago traveling man saw her , and surmising the trouble got her to relate u part of the story. Ho gave her a ticket from Duluth to Chicago , K > in money and bought a ticket for her from Ashland to Duluth. The girl left here this afternoon for her homo in Illinois. She cried a great deal in relating her story to a reporter , but was an attractive , well-spoken girl. Her father und mother died on the same day nbout a year ago. She says the girls wcro threatened with severe punish ment if they loft the dance house without permission. She know very little ubuut places or distances , but her only anxiety seemed to bo to get homo. Burial of n Suicide. SEWAHH. Neb. , Oct. 31. [ Special Telegram to the BEE. ] Win. Butcher , who committed suicide nt Fremont last Friday by taking twenty grains of morphine , was buried hero yesterday. Hcv. Gardiner ofllciatcd and the male quartette sang. Domestic trouble is given us the cause of the rash act. The Morris Lock company are now in op eration making their celebrated postofllco fixtures. Farmers are busy this fine weather gath ering their corn und are very well satisiicd as to yield. _ How Ho StnndH. PAWNEE CITT , Neb. , Oct. 31. [ Special Telegram to the BEE. ] The Indications nro now that Humphrey will not carry his own county for Judge. AuniMtN , Neb. . Oct. 31. [ SpecialTelegram to the BEE.Stull's few friends concede Brandy's election und In their desperation to elect Stull , will knife Humphrey. This is Stull's ' old game. FALLS CITY , Nob. , Oct. 31. [ Special .Tele gram to the Bur. . ] Aon. U. W. Thomas , it is predicted , will receive 700 majority for Judge in Kichnrdson county. The jjcoplo nro op posed to the two railroad droiulor Stull and Humphrey , _ A nrnkcimin Hurt. OAKLAND , Neb. , Oct. 31. [ Special Tele gram to the HUB. ] A brukenian on a special freight fell off a flat car ono tnlio south of Oakland this evening at 7 o'clock , while the train was in motion , and received two severe seal ] ) wounds und several over his limbs. While ho is badly hurt , his case Is not consid ered serious. Ho was a new man on the train. Sarpy llopnhlicaiiH Nominate. PAMI.UON , Neb. , Oct. 01. [ Special Tele gram to the HUB. ] The republicans of Sarpy county met hero in convention this afternoon and nominated the following ticket : County clerk , S. G. Salsbury ; sheriff , A. F. Emprey ; county Judge , Jas. Hussctt ; coroner , C. 1) . Bcrgor ; superintendent of public Instruction , S. C. Bond ; surveyor , J. L. Frcmim ; commis sioner , J. M. Ward. Stanton County KcpiifdlcniiN. STANTON , Neb. , Nov. 1. [ Special Tele gram to the BEE. ] The republican con vention nominated the following ticket Saturday : Treasurer , A. C. Leonard ; clerk , Louis fcjimthbergo ; Superintendent , Charles S. Coney ; Sheriff , Alex Peters. The "Norfolk Journal" Sold. NpnroLK , Ncli. , Oct. 31. [ Special Tele gram to.thp.I3cB : ] The Norfolk Journal wua ' ' sold to-day by"M. Waterman 'to' William Leavltt , recently of Ashland , who 'will con- tlnuc It us u republican na cr , THE VKIINON AVHECK. No Longer Any Doubt That All on Hoard "Were Lost. MILWAUKEE , Oct. 31. Every vessel known to have passed the scone of the propeller Vernou's wreck off Two Hlvers point last Saturday has undoubtedly reached port by this time , and as none have reported picking up any body on the lake , there Is now no doubt that everyone on board of her when she left Glen Haven Is dead. The crew num bered twenty-six , and it Is believed the passengers did not exceed ten In all. The only names additional to these previously given nro those of William Albcrs , Suukvllle , Wls. ; Miss Dunlcvy , of St. James , Ueaver Island , and Dutchcr , n declc hand. This morning the captain of the life-saving station nt Two Hlvers and an associated press cor respondent examined the preservers picked off the Shehoypau reefs mid found them al most worthless. They had evidently nil been worn , us the belts remained tied , but wcro made of grass instead of cork , and had become so saturated that they wcro too heavy to iloat n body , and had apparently been slipped off by the wearers when they found themselves being dragged down by their weight. Tile worthless character of the life preservers has caused considerable indignation. HHItULLlON IN GUATEMALA. An Attempted Involution Suppressed nnd I lie Leaders Shot. LA Linr.iiTAn , ( via Gnlvcston ) Oct 31. Ex-Vicc-Prcsidcnt Castemulns , having dis agreed with President Barilla's action in pro claiming himself dictator of Gautemala , headed a revolution against him , being sup ported by the most prominent families of Guatemala. The government forces sup pressed the uprising , however , and captured the chief , who , according to news brought by Pacific mail from authenticrcsourcW , was shot yesterday , together with four others , Annrcliy and Cranks. CniCAOo , Oct. 31. [ Special Telegram to the BEE. ] The sheriff and police department , it s said , were considerably agitated yesterday y the circulation from an un- nown source , through the mails , of n clrcu- ir addressed to workingmen demanding that ho latter "rise in their might nnd rescue heir brethren in the county Jail , who are in 'anger of hanging. " It adds that the inde- icmlcnco of the United States was brought , bout by bombs and firearms and that they ro effective. Futlicr notice will bo given ater on , It says. Sheriff Matson would say lothing about it , but Captain Schaack thinks t the work of u crank. No Decision on Anarcliy. WASHINGTON , Oct. 31. The supreme court nado no decision in the anarchist cnso to- lay. The chief Justica nnoKceil : : that n lecisinn would bo rendered on Wednesday or 'hursdny. The delay is thought to indicate nothing moro than that the court's Judgment will be set forth in moro or less elaborate opinion ind Unit the justice to whom the preparation ms been assigned is not yet ready with it. It s the general and in fact about universal jclief of lawyers who practice at the supreme court bar , that the petition fgr a ivrit of error will bo denied , but the belief is based only upon their own views of constitu- ionnl law and the impression made upon .heir minds by the argument. Telegraph Tolls Increased. KANSAS CITV , Mo. , Oct. 31. [ Special Tele gram to the HKR. ] Tlin Paciflo Mutual Telegraph company to-night advanced Its cast-bound rates CO per cent. The Western Union ftlso to-night abqjishcd j.ho Mutual " Uuicm'rates , > vhlch amounts" the doing away with nH pe'clal aiid rebate rates. This is an increase df 40 per cent oiunlght rates nnd 80 per cent on rtny , all of this npplylng only to oast-bound messages. It practically places the telegraph tolls where they wore before the Mutual Union deal. It is uuthori- ivoly announced hero this evening that that his change in rates is the direct result of the Baltimore & Ohio deal. The Baltimore & Ohio Telegraph company has n close working arrangement with the Pacific Mutual and the advance of rates , it is stated by both this company and the Western Union , means a still further advance. Gould has now practically control of both lines. Steamship Arrivals. NEW YOUR , Oct. 81. [ Special Telegram to the Ben. ] Arrived The Werra , from Bre men ; the Servia , from Liverpool , and the Anchorla , from Glasgow. QUEENSTOWN , Oct. 31. Arrived The Ara bia and Italy , from New York. PLYMOUTH , Oct. 31. Arrived The Nord- and , from Now York for Antwerp. SOUTHAMPTON , Oct. 81. Arrived The Fulda , from Now York for Bremen. GLASGOW , Oct. 31. Arrived Tlio State of Georgia , from Now York. LivEitrooL , Oct. 31. Arrived The Nova Scotiau , from Baltimore. * Reducing the TcIoRrnpn Toll. NEW YOIIK , Oct. 81. The Western Union telegraph company has decided to make a re duction of 30 per cent , beginning to-morrow In ten-word dispatches between New York , Philadelphia , Baltimore , Washington and Chicago , as well as St. Louis. At present the rate for u ten-word message from any of these cities nnd Chicago or St. Louis is 50 cents. To-morrow und thenceforward the same dispatch can bo sent for 40 cents. The rate to St. Paul , Minneapolis and Omaha is to be 50 cents , a reduction of 10 cents. California Liquor Dealers Worsted. SAN FiiANcihco , Oct. 31. The supreme court to-day declared valid nnd constitu tional the ordinance of the town of Pasadena , Los Angolcs county , which prohibits liquor saloons. Justice McGarlnnd tiled u dissenting - ing opinion declaring the ordinance in eon- Ilict with the general laws of the state , which foster the products and manufactures of the state , nnd that us wino was ono of the chief products , no municipality has the right to prohibit its sulo. A Preacher Bliirderod. STt'itms , Miss. , Oct 81. Yesterday while John Depcw , n prominent colored preacher und politician , was speaking to an emigration meeting , a colored man on the outside fired u load of buck shot through the windows , blowing out his brains. The murder was committed to prevent Dcpew from re porting the murderer for calf stealing. The murderer escaped. Valo'n Club in a Pious Hole. NEW YOIIK , Oct. 81. Half a dozen Yule students , headed by pitcher Stagg , their fa mous base ball twirler , came to New York last evening and held the first of n scries of religious meetings for the students of New York college and professors. The school's hall was well filled. Clmuneey M. Depcw , who presided over the meeting , closed the address with the following remark : "This meeting shows that In an American college to-day no man need apologize for being u Christian. " A Schooner Goon Ashore ; . FIIANKFOUT , Mich. , Oct. 81. The small schooner , Napoleon , of Milwaukee , was driven ashore at Frankfort and Is a total wreck. The life saving crew saved nil on board. The agent has received word that a vessel is ashore forty-ilvo mllea bouth of Titusvillo but it will get off ut the next high tide with out damage. Another Uond Headed for Omaha. UUNLAI- . , Oct. 81. [ Spcdul Telegram to the BEB. ] A new line of railroad Is heading for Omaha. The surveyors , seventeen in numbnr , nro at wtirk on a sur.vcy supposed to como from St. Paul In-ns near n straight line as possible to .Omaha. The men are working past Dunhtp . this forenoon nn'd are gohif. about four miles per dayIt Is said by SOUK 'that the work Is being -Uono by the Munltobs railroad. ' ' . ' ' ' ' . ' BURGLARS BEC FORGIVENESS , Dubuque Housobroakora Return Stolen Goods With nn Apology. A DES MOINES MURDER MYSTERY. The llody of n Woman Found In n Hot In nn Kxpross Car Trleil to lloh a Minister. Itcpcntant Dinircjt'E ' , la. , Oct. 81. [ Special Telegram to the Br.E.l A week ago Saturday night the residence of Mr. D. S. Wilson was entered by burglars. His daughter , Mrs. Brock , wim chloroformed nnd the premises robbed of several hundred dollars worth of Jewelry nnd other valuables. This morning when the front door wus opened the family were agreeably surprised to find everything taken by the burglars lying on the steps. There WHS nlso nn apologetic1 note , stating thnt the burglars wtro sorry they hud stolen the arti cles nnd asked forgiveness for the snmo. Taken altogether. It Is ono of the strangest burglaries that has over occurred In this city. Tiled to Hol > u Minister , Dum.'QUi : , la. , Oct. 81. [ Special Tele-gram to the BEE. ] Lust evening the little nine- your-old daughter of Kev. F. II , Wellemc'ycr , the new pastor of the German' M. E. church , was rocking her baby sister to sleep while her father nnd mother wcro at church , when n burglar entered the house and asked her where her papa kept his money. The little innocent kept on rocking the baby and an swered : "lie bus no money , and If he hud ho would not give it to you on Sunday. " The burglar then produced aknlfoand threatened to kill the buby It she did not tell where the money wns. She persisted thut she did not ' know , nnd the burglar , utter searching the house through , left without taking anything of value. GhiiKtTyT'reltJht. DES MOI.M'.S , la. , Oct. ill. ( Special Tele gram to the BI-.E. ] When the train from Chnriton over Iho Chicago , Burlington ft Quiney road arrived this morning there wns found with the baggage u siimll box sixteen by twenty-two Inches in size checked regu larly from Chnritun. Some one hud the curi osity to look through the cracks In it nnd was horrified to find thut it contained n human body. The box was turned over to the i > olico without waiting for the holder of the check to turn up. Upon opening the box ; thcs body of n woman perfectly undo but wrapped In un old piece , of sacking wus found compressed into the small spaces. An investigation showed that , the body hud not been dead long , us the. joints were all flexible nnd the membera moved easily und without uny stiffness. A , slight abrasion on ono leg was bleeding , the , blood flowing freely us if death hud taken place but n wliort time before. The woman , seemed to be ubout thirty years of age , and * wus very much emaciated. No clue to the Identity of the body lias been found , and a . careful search is being made for the party who checked it und accompanied it to this city. _ AVclodhury District Court. Sioux CITV , In. , Oct. 81 [ Special'Telegram to the BEE. ] The October term of the district il trict court convened to-dny , Judge Wakcfleld presiding. At the lust term of the district court the attorney for John Arensdorf , ac cused of. tlio murder of Hev. George C. Hud- dock , filed n motion , for the dismissal of the case ngnlnst John ArCn < lojfj ; iiuel the motion is . Tlio defense ) in being argued to-day. rep resented by O. C. Tredwny and Judge We * , . , vor , nnd the state by County Attorney Marsh , and Hon. E. II , Hulibarel. The defense asks that the case be dismissed upon the ground that tlio defendant hus once been placed in jeopardy nnd not convicted. They base their urgnmcnt on the fuct thnt the jury in the trial of the defendant was culled in and discharged by the Judge before reaching a verdict. Attor ney Marsh said this morning that unless the defense presented something stronger than they have the state will make no urgnmcnt , but submit tho'caso to the Judge. The cascv against Arnsdorf , us previously announced , is set down for trial on the Mth prox. Ti"j docket is a largo ono und shows that besides nn immcnso amount of civil business there nro sixty-ono criminal cases btill down for trial. Knilrond Appointments. Dr.s MOINES , In. , Nov. 1. [ Special Tele gram to the BEE. ] Tlio appointment is announced to-day of Mr. Geo. W. Ogilvio to be superintendent of the DCS Molncs & Northwestern railroad , known as the Fonda , line , und 'Mr. L. F. Martin to bo superin tendent of the St. Louis , Dos Molncs & ' Northern , known as the Boonb lino. Super- ' intcndent McGec , of the Missouri division of the Wabash & Western , will have chnrgo also of the Wubush line in Iowa extending to this point. All of these changes nro mudo to 1111 the vacancy caused by the resignation of C. F. Meek , who becomes general man ager of the Denver , Texas & Fort Worth railroad. ' A Boll Uny Steals Diamonds. ' Sioux Cm' , la. , Oct. 81. [ Special Telo-j gram to the Hnis.1 Last Wednesday nighw Mr. nnd Mrs. Fred Close , of Sibloy , la. , were i in Sioux City stopping nt the Boogo. Amoni * other jewelry possessed by Mrs. Close wus tr diamond ring worth nboutfino , nnd n diamond ] pin valued nt & ! 50. Thcso wcro left In thov room occupied by Mr. nnd Mrs. Close during ] u short nbsmico. Upon their return the ] articles could not bo found. To-duy a detec-1 live arrested Fred Stonard , a boll boy at thai hotel and recovered the diamonds. The boy ' confessed , i Up the HOKUM Cheeks. . Sioux CITV , In. . Oct. 81. [ Special Tele gram to the BEE. ] M. E. Crowthcr , they ] 1 Correctionvillo postmaster , who had cushcelt a number of bogus checks drawn in hlsl favor by Gross , of the sumo place , arrived la ) the city Saturday evening , und is guthorlnfl ! up the numerous bogus checks and trying to. ; pay them off. Gross was released from jail' und the pair nro working together. A YOIIIIB Clerk's Sulcldo. Four DOPOE , In. , Oct. 81. [ Special Tele gram to the BCK , ] Lute Sunday uftcrndoa Fred Sulzhuch , u popular and promising man , for many years clerk and bookkeeper In tho- clothlng establishment of E. G. Larson , com mitted suicide. There is no substantial cause ) assigned for the rush net except the prompt ings of u temporarily Insuno mind. Wreck on the Lakes. AI.WJNA , Mich. , Oct. 81. A a result of ycs tcrday's storm the schooner Mineral State Is ashore at North Point abandoned by hep' crow. The barges Lottlo Mason , Acantln4 nnd Olaf Moro are ushoro ut Presquo Isliuul. . The cnnvs of nil were rescued after cndurlnijv much hardship. The barges Shormun utietf Mills nro nshorooff Obcodo. Tholr crews ard saved. The Newfoundland Bait Act. N , Oct. 81. Lord Salisbury htiB no titled M. WaddlngUm , French ambiisfmli.p here , thnt royal sanction hus bocn given trj the enforcement of the Newfoundland bnli uct next season , . An Oil 31111 Burned. ' / CINCINNATI , Oct. 81. Ono mill belonging tew the American 'Cotton Seed OH .company ! bu'rnt-d this afternoon and the other In i > lsolu _ | lnnger of being wholly ilcntroyciL loss ; ut-'J i > : tu. , will icut'u 7flUK ) . '