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TWENTIETH YEAK. OMAHA , SATURDAY MOENll Q , SEPTEMBER 13 , 1800. NUMBEK 87. THE 11URDER OF BARBI1SDIA. A Graphic Account of the Killing Given by an Eye-Witntsi. MINISTER MIZNER'.S ' ACTION CONDEMNED , AVIilIn ( tie Genrral'H IJi-nd llutly Imy the lltirrlunnn Douk a Cow ardly dint < : nmlnn I'"Ires n Stiot. line It. Nn-w YOIIK , Sept. 12. 'Ilia Pacific Mnll stciiimuip Colon , which reached hero toilny brought some of the passengers who were on board the steamship Acupulco ill the tlmo of tlio killing of General Bnrrundta. Quo of the eye witnesses of the tragedy told tlio story totUo Associated press. It appear * that General Ilarrundla cuino on bounl nt Aunpulco , Now Moxlro , understood lo bo on hli way toSiin Salvador. Ho was attended by two men us u body guard. When the ship arrived lit Cliuuporlco , ( tuntctnnln , the minorities there demanded that Burrundla bo surrendered. Cuiitaln Pitts peremptorily refused to do so. They withheld his clearance p.ipers for twenty-four hours , but finally allowed him to pro- 'coed.Vhon the vessel arrived at San Jose two bout loads of soldiers wcro sent off fiom shore ta sco that no one without proper credential * should leave the vessel. Witliln pistol Aot of the shore wcro two United States gun boats. Captain Pitts had telegraphed their commanding oflleers from Clmiiorlco | , requesting assistance , but the dispitch had not been delivered. Now ho madou personal nppjal for help. The response - sponso w s that they could do nothing with out nn order from the port en plain. The next day tlio ship was again Invaded by the com- mandanto with n special force of soldiers. The Guutcinnln n coiumn Milan to prod need tin''order of jirrest , " signed by the American min ister. Miyiicr , and made n formal demand for the delivery of navrnndla. Then ho directed that nil the cubla passengers lie ordered lie- low. When tills order was executed tlio en tire force proceeded to Dnrrumlia's room , Captain 1'ltts with them. When the room \VILS reached Captain Pitts , after deprecating the necessity of surrendering his passenger. road the order for his nrrcst. Ilarrundia bad quietly mot them at the door , but at once divining that all was over , reached into the room for his revolvers , nnd. malting the remark. "Very good , " Ih-ffl. The ball just missed Captain BUts , who , together with the Guatemalan coinmaudantc , ran to his room and hid under thi ) Itcil , leaving tlio man-hunting to the special officer * . Bammdla was short-sighted , anil , being very nervous , was unable to do any damage , though ho ran out of the saloon tiring wildly. At last they dropped him , riddled with shot , on the liurriiano deck. The bravo connnandanto thereupon ciimo from his hiding plnco , walked up to the dead mnn nndllred a oullct into Ids skull. The dead body was rolled up In u piece of canvass und convoyed on shore in one of the boats , the other boat convoying tbo gallant perpetrators of the deed. With their re volvers openly displayed they mndo n detour nr-onnd bv the United States war shins. As they left the Acupulco Homo smilingly waved lliur hands ami ono placed Ids thumb to bis nose and extended his fingers In n well known manner. "Still the incident wns not over , " snld the gentleman who told the foregoing. "Tho Guatemalans hud to wi IK > their feet a llttlo more on tlio suffering ship , and she was not allowed to proceed until the baggagobelonging lo B.irrumun wns searched , presumably for ovldonca Incriminating otbcrs. Thl wtxr > submitted to. The American gunboats wcro still silent , not n , hundred yards away. In deed , ut tbo tlmo of the tragedy , nn officer from ono of them was on bounl the Acupulco. "Tho Americans on board were full of lu- llgnatloa and shame at the whole affair. Captain Pitts , it was generally held , was partly excusable for bis action , seeing ho hud applied In vuln to the war' ships for assist ance and wns confronted with an order from the American minister. "Tho passengers condemned the notion of tlio men of war , for they main- talned Hint in any event tlioy might liavc taken charge of the Barrundla until some dell n Ho expression had conio from "Washington. U.'hov also condemned the 1 action of Minister Mlzner , who , they thought , lia J no right to sign iho man's death war rant ( for they submit nt the time ho did it ho Mow It amounted to that ) , no matter whnl Iho characlor of the victim. " The Stars and KtrlpcH Hoisted Over tlio lloynl Standard at Montreal. MOXTIIKAI , , Quo. ? Sept. 12. [ Special Tele gram to Tun BKE. ] A genuine sensation wns created amidst the shipping on the wharf yesterday by the spectacle of the royal standard Jlyhfg on the rear polo on the cus tom house with the stars and stripes hoisted over It. As the custom house Is the most prominent building on the dock front nnd al most Immediately opposite the ships of war , nn excited crowd soon gathered in the streets. The sailors from the Canada and the Thrush were especially Indignant nt the scorning in sult offered the royal ovisitors , although the peed natured prince himself laughed it off us n mistake. At last Captain Mnckr.y , the shipping nioslcr , nnd n deputation of citizens cnteicd the custom house to lay formal com plaint before the collector. A few minutes Inter tbo lings wen ) lowered mid the crowd -L -iHsperscd satisfied , - / The idea that the thing was done Inten tionally , " said Deputy Collector O'Hnrn to n reporter , "Is preposterous , nnd the prince knows well enough that the otllcers of the custom house are not unnexatioulsts by any means , It was n mere accident , I have in- vestlguted the matter and find thnt the flags were put up b'y the children of the guardian , who evidently wished to add eclat to the oc casion and hoisted their Hags without know ing thnt there was anything wrong in Iho way tlioy wcro nrrangeil. " This seems lo bo Iho straight story , but U si is n fact , possibly significant , that both tno poles at the custom house wore bare all day und the question is asked : "Why did they not rohoist the roynl standard i" JtKltKI.S. 10 uoo no Carrying T liliigs with a High Hand In wo Tlctno Canton. too xx > BKIINT , Sept. 12. The revolutionists In the xxwo canton of Ticlao hnvo formed a provisional wo government und convoked n popular assem two bly which declared the existing government 000 anil grand council dissolved nnd ordered gen 100 eral elections for next Sunday , The Insur gents hold Lugn/o , Memlrano , Chi- DM ) WO nsso and I.ocarno , The rundcsiMth , called In extra session , ordered ITO federal troops sent to the scene of the dis orders. The populace supports the in . surgents mid the civic guard occupies the Co.j oi telegraph ofllccs , preventing the supporters of tlio cantonal government from communi cating by telegraph with each other or with tlio nalfonul government , The icncls ar rested Councillor Oscnll , the federal com- mlssloner who received Instructions to annul tlio decision of the provisional government nt. and the vota of the popular assembly , The Hcllhuonu-Llbcrals occupy Iho stations on the SU Gothard railway. A counter re volt is feared. Utter The revolt Iw collapsed. It has * been agreed that the question of revision of the constitution bo submitted to u popular vo'c. _ llurned by TMoltcn HI nir. NIW.\KK : , N , J. , Sept. 12. Four men cm- CO , l > loyed In Gould & Hberhardt's ' foundry were frightfully and probably fatally burned with la * .nollcn sing thU evening , the drop door ou Din. W furnace accidentally urcuklng open. TIIK MWESIUKS1 * ' K.l Kzeta Kliiulrd Wltli but One DissentIng - Ing Vote. ( CniMirtiibt mt > > l Jiimti fJrmlmMunrtM KVN gti.v.\non \ , Sept. I'J.-fNcw York Herald Cablegram-Special to Tin : Bnn.J General Charles ICzeta Is president of Salvador. The assembly or congress which convened yesterday went Into executive session nt II o'clock this morning. The llrst business constdereJ were the events slnco .Hmo 21 ! , when Memlencz was overthrown and died. The provisional government under the presidency of Rzetn from that date wns care fully scrutlnl/od , nnd accepted without a dis senting vote. The election of a president was the next order of business and on the first ballot General Carlos KzeUi received thirty-six votes out of thirty-seven and immediately Iho spinner of Iho assembly announced his clecllon amid the wildcat enthusiasm. The people In the crowded galleries shouted "VivaKzctal" and the cry was caught up la the streets , whore the excitement know no bounds , and was carried to the farthest parts of the republic by wire. The president win called to the speaker's stand , whore the oath of oflico was immediately administered. Following this l' > ctn made a most patriotic spcoch. Ho re ferred to the events of the past few months leading up to the war , and promised Sulva- doraiis tliut In the future no foreign Inter vention In domestic1 affairs would bo loler- tiled. Ho thanked his countrymen for Iho. honor which had been bestowed en him , and dwelt at length upon the bravo conduct of the urmy ot Salvador in the war with Guatemala. Ho hoped that peace would con tinue on n sure footing , nud that Salvador's progress would bo moio marked than over , Ho promised to wo his endeavors la extend ing the railroad system of the republic so as to unite the most remote - mete parts with Iho capital. In conclusion ho slated lhat ho would endeavor honorably to discharge the great trust re posed In him to the best Interest of the coun try. The acclamations following his address resounded through every street In the city , which Is tonight nbhuo with light , while bauds nro playing everywhere. Congratula tory telegrams from all parts of the republic are pouring In ujion Iho now president. It Is now believed hero that both the United States nnd Mexico will at once recognize President Hzeta , who is legally the chief magistrate of the nailon UAITOX TIIK NH'IJlMEIt. He Holsters Up Ills Imputation by a Wonderful Font. LONDON , Sept. 12. [ Special Cablegram to TIIK Br.i : . ] Davis Dalton made a plucky nnd successful effort to bolster up his tottering reputation as a. great swimmer. In answer to n eh all en go he set out shortly after noon to swim down the Thames from Blackwnll to Gmvcscnd , a distance of twenty miles. At 11 o'clock Uulton arrived at London bridge , where the steamer was waiting. His twecil suit and sailor cap wcro in harmony with his temper , which was crusty , and this with some reason , for the challenger , who had bet 50 against the professor's accomplish ing tlio feat , bad at the last moment fulled to turn up , nnd the vision of bank notes hud melted. However , u score of jour nalists nnd friends were assembled and Dal ton wisely declined not to disappoint them , so the steamer having puffed down to Black- wall , tbo professor , pulling out a pair of elaborate blue swimming tights , dived. ' It wns then he started und us ho sot his sturdy legs In motion every ono realized ho had a lough Job before him not ihnt , tbo distance was particularly great , being in fact one- third what ho claimed to have covered in bis recent channel swim but the great question was whether the professor could roach Grave- send within the necessary six hours , for after thnt the lido would turn and make further progress impossible. The doubters shook their hauls with conviction nnd declared at that rate ho never , could do It all the 8iinio ho did doit , to the Immense satisfaction of his anxious little wlfo , who was the only lady aboard , and who hardly took her oycs off her husband as ho kicked his lltllo body to glory. During the first part of the trial , however , Mrs. B.iltou was almost alone in her confidence in her hus band's promises. "It's a hundred to onn he don't succeed , " exclaimed n. veteran sport. "Ho may have great endurance , but ho lacks speed. LooU at him now , see how he hangs to recover his body und comes almost to n standstill every stroke. No , sir , I'll ' bet you what you lllto bo fails.1 ' "But the feat hns been accomplished by others , has It not I" "Oh , yes , but they were rapid swimmers , and many of them Cavlll , for olnstnnco came to grief. Kaston did it In tlvo and one- bait hours , but thnt was by sivimmlng with a side slroko. So far , no ono has accomplished Iho distance on his back , ns Dalton is now doing. Mark my words , he will fall. " This posslmlstlo prophecy , however , was not destined to bo realized. The professor stuck steadily to his business , nnd with nrms crossed behind and head tipped back until only Ids nose protruded , he ploughed ahead. Ills training on the up curve during the past fortnight under tbo skillful counsel of Dave Pamplon , the ox-champion , soemej to have brought fruit , ns ho was certainly going faster thnn many thought ho could go , Just bafora reaching Erlth , Dalian's ruto of progress declined considerably and It ap peared as If his Immersion was telling on lilm , However , niter taking some more rests , he appeared to Improve , nnd having rested for some minutes In the water , passed the Worcester training ship in three hours and thirty-flvo minutes from Iho commencement. A slight diversion was caused nt Woolwich by the appearance of a man tunned O'Brien , who jumped In along side of Dalton and kept on in capital form , reaching Gravoscnd a llttlo lu advance of the professor. No Incident of any moment occurred afterwards , Iho swimmer keeping steadily on. save two Intervals , when he had some refreshments and rested. Lo- mouth training was reached in four hours and forty-eight ralnutes. Dalton seemed con siderably encouraged by the cheers of the boys who , besides manning the yards , put oft in boats nnd accompanied him a considerable distance ou the way. The last hnlf inllo in the water was eertulnly trying to Iho swim mer , as the wind was springing up , which robbed him of the advantage of the tide. Keeping quietly on , however , the reached the town pier at Gravesend soon after 7 o'clock. . His full tlmu was six hours and sixteen minutes. Whan taken out of the water he did not Appear very greatly ex hausted , although lib long immersion hail of eours-o weakened him. Ho was driven to Clarendon hotel , where ho was at once put Into a hot bath and scon by a doctor , who pro nounced his condition satisfactory. i KlUrd by O In nt Powder. \VII.KESIUUIIR , Pi ) . , Sept. I',1. Six kegs of giant powder exploded at ShohoIuGlon today with terrible results. The report of the ex plosion was heard for miles iirouml and many windows in the surrounding village were shuttered. Throa men were instantly let lied and a number of others seriously Injured , but will recover. THE STATE FAIR CLOSES , Oustsr County 7alks Away with the Big Priza for the Third Time. . A BRACE OF ABDUCTIONS AT LINCOLN. Newspaper Humors at Nebraska City The Mctluidittt Confcrctiua at N NCWH Troin All Over the State. LINCOLN , Neb. , Sept. 12. [ Special to TUB Bnn.j The state fair , the greatest In the his tory of Nebraska , ended today. The drizzling ruin and the chilly , forbidding morning kept away n great many visitors. Not over ! 1,000 were present during the day and the work of removing exhibits commenced early In the morning. Tlio agricultural displays , as usual , attracted a great deal of attention and favor able comment. In fact , the display U re garded by old timers ns ono of the llnest ever seen In this part of the world. The r.wnrd to the counties milking the best exhibits was inado today nnd resulted in Custcr county carrying oft the § ' 0 prize for tlio third time , gnluing thereby the gold inndnl for taking the premium for the third consecutive year and being burred from fur ther exhibits. The awards wcro as follows : First. Custer , $250 ; second , VorkJSOOj , third , Douglas , $150. Two UiiHiieecHHl'iil AlxliictioiiH. LINCOLN , Nob. , Sept. l'J.-SpccIul | to TUB Uiu. : ] An exciting scene took plnconttho Burlington depot this afternoon. John llrcnnnn some Hmo since Hied u petition for divorce from his wife , Mary Ann , because she bud deserted him. Ho left his threo- vcur-old boy with his grandparents at Hick- limn. Today the old people came up to nt- tend tlio fair with the child , and while sitting nt the depot were astonished to sco the child's mother rush in , grab the child nnd mnkoolT. An ofllocrwns culled nnd Mrs. Drcnnan overhauled. On the way to the police station she es caped by running through n hotel. As she left the boy behind the grandparents declined to prosecute. Later on Mrs. lircnnan appeared ut the station bent on securing the child by habeas corpus proceedings. Another ease of kidnaping wns also ro- portctl. Airs. Alonzo Bacon complained to the police that her husband had stolen their two-yetr-old child from the homo of her par ents in West Lincoln last evening. Detective Mnlono searched several hours and llnnlly found It in a liouso on South Tenth street , where liacon had loft it in the custody of a friend It was restored to the mother , Bacon making no great kick. Ho is nn employe of Cooper , the ice man , and bis wife has begun a divorce suit against him. Newspaper llumorH. Nr.musKA CITY , Neb. , Sept. 12. [ Special to TIIK TlBc. ] It is announced in this city that the lately defunct German daily of Omaha , Tuo Courier , lias been purchased by several democratic state candidates nnd Avould bo put upon Its feotngaln ns n red hot campaign paper. It is to bo edited by God frey I. IJluehdoru , at present editor of the Stnats-Uemoknit of this city , which paper will probably uo discontinued. Tlio IlnHtlnuH Conference. HVHTINOH , Nob. , Sept. 12. [ Special Tele- grain to Tin : Ir.i.J The third day of the Methodist conference opened this morning with devotional exorcises led by Rev. G. M. Mowry. After the minutes of the previous day's ' session had been read and approved the bishop introduced the following visiting brethren to tlio conference : H. L. Powers of Grund Island , J. A. Stevens of Dos Molues , J. H. Worley of China , E. H. Ivylo of Canada nndV. . 1C. Pierce of Kansas. The following young men were elected deacons and received into the conference : J. W. Miller , L. T. Gild , W. J. Marsh , J. W. Swan , W. J. Scott , L. F. Smith , E. L. Wolfe and Fred A. Stuff. The- entire morning session nnd the fore part of the afternoon session was devoted to routine business , umlcr which eamo the discussion of the fol lowing questions : "Who nro the traveling deaconsl" "Why remain in trial ! " and "Who arc the supernumary preacher * ! " Prior to the noon adjournment Kevs. Dear , Adams nnd Birch wcro added to the committee on conference relations. This afternoon the woman's homo mission ary anniversary was celebrated. Addresses wore delivered by Mrs. H. T. Davis and others. This evening the young men of the conference will hold prayer- meeting In the cult room of the church , nt which time also will be formulated a permanent organization ot the young ministers. At half past 8 to night , In lieu of tlio regular conference scr-t , mon announced to bo delivered by llov. J. H ! Prcsson , a temperance mass meeting will beheld held at the church , which will bo addressed by Chancellor C. P. Crclghton of Lincoln and Rev. Prcsson of Peru. at Hastings , HASTIXOS , Nob. , Sept. 12. [ Special to THE Bui : . | The Nebraska State Tennis associa tion will meet In Hastings , September in , Tor n two days' session. Entries nro coming in rapidly and the meeting promises to bo n great event In tennis circles. The members of the Hastings club uro preparing to enter tain the visiting teams In regal form. The Hastings republican club , perhaps tlio first political club organized In tno state this fall , is In full motion. The oftlecrs are 1'rof. Andrews , president ; "W. U. Snyder , Secre tary ; nnd William Kcrr , president of the Adums county bank , treasurer. Judso Gaslln has disposed of his city na tional b ink stock for $10,000 to E. M. Mosso- innn , miuneer I'uclllo express company , of Omaha. The Gorman''personal rights club" held amass meeting Wednesday evening ntGer- manlnuall. Tlio meeting was addressed by several prominent speakers from Omxlin and Lincoln. To Open tlio Cnmpnlgn. LINCOLN , Nob. , Sept. 12. [ Special Tele gram to Tin : Bnn.J The republican cam paign will bo formally opened on Saturday , the 20th lust. , with rallies at Fremont , Beatrice nnd Hastings 0110 in each of the three congressional districts. The lending campaign orators of the state will deliver ad- dresses. At Fremont the speakers will bo Hon. John U. Watson , chairman of the re publican stuto central committee and Hon. .lohn L. Webster of Omaha. The orators for Beatrice and Hastings will bo nnuouiu'cd Inter. Valley County Kopulillcnns. Oim , Neb. , Sept. 12. [ Special Telegram to Tin : Bui : . ] At the republican county con vention held hero today George M. Harris of Ora was nominated for representative , II. B. Inbcock of Ord for attorney and M. L. Fries of Arcadia was allowed to nnmo the dele gation to the state senatorial convention at Broken Bow , September 15. A delegation of seven , headed by B. J. liuucock , was elected to the congresslonnl convention at Columbus , September 17. _ Gngo Comity I'rolilhltloiiUtH. BEATUICK , Neb. , Sept. 12. [ Special Tele gram to TUB HUE. ] The Gngo county prohi bition convention mot this afternoon nnd placoa in nomination the following ticket : Forstnto senator William - . ' , Crnlg ; r-pro.scn'n- lives , Kev. A. II. Laws , W. W. Layton and Luke Hussell. The nomination for county attorney was left blank , A Horse Illaiikot Thief. BEATRICE , Neb. , Sept. 12. [ Special Tele gram to TIIK BKB. ] William Nell stole sev eral horse blui.kcts from Wheeler's barn last ntghl and sold them at n second hand store. Ho was arrested nnd given fifteen days In the county Jail. _ ' Ouster County BIIOKK.V How , Nob. , Sept. IS. [ Special Telegram lo TIIK Bun. ! The republican county convention wns hold buro today , there being Kit delegates. Delegations to the con gressional , senatorial and representative con ventions were chosen' . A candidate far county attorney WAS nominated and a county ivntrul committee elected. The delegates to tlio congressional convention w ere named by the friends of Dewey and the delegation will bo practically solid for him. Some of the larger towns , Including Broken Bow , sent delegates opposed to him , but the coun try precincts , some of them represented by the farmers' alliance , were almost solid for him. I lamer and IWnlson had ninny friends In the convention , but their combined strength was not equal to Dorsoy's. ' Hon. J , D. Hnscnll nnd S. U Olovcr of this county were tillowcd to select dolegntcs to the representative convention to bo held nt Arnoldon the 22d inst , , being the eholco of the convention for representatives. No cholco was expressed for state senator. A. R. SJinpson was elected chairman of the county i.cntrul committee. Hon. George W. E. Dorse ; ' nnd Judge O. 1' . Mason of Lincoln , luldnMiiod about six hun dred puoplo at the opern house lids evening. Frank P. Blnlr , a leading altornoy of this city , was nominated for county attorney. Criminal Mnmr.J nt. York. YOIIK , Neb. , Sept. 12j- [ Special to TUB Dm : . ] Three prisoners tuxf now languishing in the county Jnll. Two ol them are held on charges which , If proven , will bind thorn In the ponltentUry. Ono Is William Dcarmond , who is accused of stealing ( W from n fellow workman on a farm west of Benedict , nnd the other Is a negro called "Snowball , " who Is charged with stealing $180 from a buggy left nt a livery stable. Tlio third has to answer u charge of boot-legging. A Ilai'liin Club at York. YOIIK , Nob. , Sept. 13. [ Special to Tin : 13r.E.-A meeting was held In the city hall this evening to perfect the organlznlion of a Har- lan clul ) . A petition has been In circulation for several days and everybody to whom It wns presented signed. A Compromise Itenolied Between the 'Iwo OHIucrs. CIIICAOO , Sept. 12. General A. N. Knutz , colonel of the Eighth United States Infantry , wns n visitor nt army Headquarters hero today en route to Fort Nlobrara , Nebraska , where his regiment is stationed. The charges preferred by Coioncl Knutz to the war department against Gehcr.il Brooke , to gether with counter chi.ixcs preferred by General Brooke against Colonel Kautz , have by mutual application been withdrawn and the dlfllculty between the ollieors compro mised. The withdrawal of the charges was promulgated by the war dftpUrtmcnt today. Tit HAS Vlt Y n I tilt U/ISEMEXTS. Large Sum < Paid Out to Relieve the Financial Stringency. WASHINGTON , Sept. 12 , General Nettle- ton , assistant secretary of'the Ireasury , in re sponse to Inquiries by reporter of the Asso ciated press , tonighl .jnudo the following statement ! "Tho treasury department today , In addition to the , regular disburse ment , which were unusually heavy , paid out $2148OSt ! .on account of bond purchases and j.dvanco Interest , Four per cents purchased , today were ac cepted at l.'J. * ) . This Is tl o llrst consider able purchase of1 per cents for some time and the price paid is.l ceutjxbqvo that here tofore puld undi-r the tin . .vatof July 19 , It is thought that thoic'intl ) bo. an impression among holders of 4 per cent bonds that the government has withdrawn from the market for 4 per cents. This is not a fact , as the treasury Is ready to take consider able umounls of 4 per cents if they nro to bo had. The inquiry instituled yesterday by the secretary of the treasury developed the fact lhat the total balance of duties duo on all Imported merchandise In bond nt the port ot Now York on September 1 was only $17- 500,000. , Only a moderate- portion of these goods will bo subject to Increased duty under Iho schedule In Iho now tariff bill. These facts would seem to Indicate that the anxiety based on this feature of the situation is largely without foundation. As to further measures of relief , insofar ns the existing stringency can reasonably bo duo to the inevitable operations of the ex isting laws governing Iho collection and dis bursement of government revenue , tbo treas ury department will not hesitate to apply such effective remedies ns the law permits und the situation requires. The secretary of the treasury on his return to Washington from Now England will bo in New York to morrow nnd will adopt such a course as shall seem to him timely and calculated to meet the difllcully ns it exists. " It is said that ono of tho. minor measures for the relief of the market that may be adopted by the Irensurcr will bo the payment in advance of a year's interest on $0. > , tH)0,000 ) of government bonds known as currency Us , SKCItETAHl' 0V lVA.lt fttOCTOtt. Ho Will Give the 1'coplo of Chicago a Chance. CIIICAOO , Sept. 12. [ Special Telegram to Tnu BBn.J Secretary of War Proctor has a1 plan of his own fordotcruilnlng whether or not ho will grant the useor , the outer harbor of Chicago for world's fair purposes-ho is going to leuvo It to the citizens of Chicago themsolv.es nnd this morning surprised everybody by sending the following telegram to the United States engineer , Captain W. L. Marshall : "You a TO a member nnd recorder of a board on harbor lines at Chicago to meet at Chicago , September 15. Publish a notice in the papers lhat a hearing will bo given to all Interested , " "This means , " said Captain Marshall , "that a board of engineers will moot hero Monday. Wo shall hold nn open mooting nnd ull those who nro opposed to the use of the outerlnirbor and luoso who fnvor it will ho requested to submit written reasons for their objection or consent as the case may bo. " There is a report on the streets today that opponents of the dual slo are endeavoring to influence the council against passing the or dinance in reference to the lake front , which will bo submltlcd lo their vote on Monday evening. This course is roundly condemned nnd may only result , If persisted in.Mn re opening the whole question of the site. It seems to bo the general public view that the council should bo guided on the voting on Monday evening by the action of the direct ors. The action of the California world's fair convention In passing resolutions con demnatory of a double site is being much dis cussed by the commissioners nt present nt headquarters. CommlssIonor-at-Lnrgo Me- Doanld IhU morning said that while he be- lloved in the opposition to the double Rita ho regretted exceedingly Unit Iho wording of the resolution should hnyo been as it was. It was not conducive , ho tmld , to an harmoni ous feeling , Speculation In Chicago. Cmcioo , Sept. 12. [ Special Telegram to TIIK Br.n.J So wild hni become tlio real estate speculation in Chicago thnt the banks have finally refused to longer loan money on certain classes of real wtato. This refusal particularly applies to recently subdivided and unimproved realty , but the announce ment of the banks has created quite a flurry lu real estate circles. Wreck on the Grand Trunk. SCIIOOI.CIIAFT , Mich , , Sept. 12. A passen ger train on the Chicago & Grand Trunk railway plunged Inlou freight train. The engineer was fatally injured , the llreman badly hurt and the bnikemen received plight Injuries. The cnglno and four passenger couches were wrecked. The cubooso and four freight curs wcro knocked into kindling wood. The passengers escaped miraculously. MEETS PRESIDENTIAL FAVOR , Assurances Given Out That the River and Harbor Bill Will Bo Approved , IT IS WITHIN THE PRESCRIBED LIMIT , Democrat lo Mcnihcra of the Ways and Means Committee Silent In Ilegard to the Turin1 111 11. IN lUmiurTnr. : OMUU DIIR , 1 fil't FOUIITKKSTII Srnuur , > \VASIIIXOTON D. C. , Sept. 13. ) Congressmen Fnrquhnr ot Buffalo and Burton of Cleveland say they hnvo direct us- sunmcos from Iho president that ho will sign the i-lver nnd hnrhor bill , thus putting at rest the uneasiness of those Interested in the bill that it might meet presidential disfavor. Mr. I'nrquhur says that It was the presi dent's ultimatum that the bill should not go beyond $2oKX,000 ( ) , for If It did It would not bo signed. With this in view the bill was trimmed down until it was Just inside the $25,000,000 , limit. Mr. Burton says his ns- surnnces from the president have conio since the bill was passed. nr.MociiATs AXII Tin : TAIIIIT 1111.1. At the meeting of the ways and means com- inittco today the democrats declined to miiko u declaration or Intimation oven of their pur poses concerning the tariff. 11 is known , however , that they are still willing to let iho bill go through pro forma for their part if tlio republicans will forego the contested election eases , but , ns has been stated , this will not hn considered. After the committee ad journed Major Meltlnloy said lie believeu the hill would ho roiiortcd back to the liouso by Monday , together with a ruio ll.xmg a reasonable time for debate , and tnen send it to conference. The accept ance of this rule will dcpcna on the return of a republican majority to their seata in the house. Major McKlnloy suld the house , lu his opinion , would insist upon its provisions in the sugar schedule that all under No. Hi should bo admitted free ot duty und sugar between 1(1 ( nnd 20 should piy duty of four-tenths of a cent a pound ; otherwise , in the language of n well known Ohio ueino- crat. free sugar except for tlio refineries of the trust would bo "a d d barren ideality. " The northwestern members nro expected to make a light for free binding twine , whjch the senate has voted for , nnd the representa tives of the "tin bucket brigade" will work- to restore tin plate to the free list. Altogether the indications uro favorable for a pretty struggle In Iho house and later In the confer ence. The tlmo of the taking olTeet of the bill will probably bp extended to November 1 because , as a member of the house expressed it , "tho bill certainly won't ' bo ret roll-active. " Guesses on the date of adjournment range from October 1 to October 10. v , . HOUSE COSVIIIIKKS OX TUB TA1IIF1' . The house conferees on the tariff bill have already been determined upon. They will bo Messrs. McKinley , Burrows , Dingloy and Bnyne. Mr. Bayne , when first notllied that he would ho appointed , promptly declined the honor in fhvor of Mr. McICcnna of California , but the Pennsylvania delegation , hearing of his notion , urged him so strongly to recon sider nnd accept the profferrcd honor thnt ho has done so. nnd the understanding now is thnt ho will be a member of the committee. This is a griovlous disappointment to Mr. McKonnu , who had been very anx ious to go on the committee , for , ns now constituted , the Paclllo slope has no repre sentative In tbo conference- committee , either on the part of the senate or house , democratic or republican. Governor Gear of Iowa is as equally disappointed. His radical views on sugar are well known , and bis opposition to reciprocity wns avowed und determined , and It is the general belief , amounting almost to positive knowledge , that It wns his opposition to reciprocity which kept him off the commit tee. The house committee as constituted , it will bo seen , Is a reciprocity committee and wns appointed with thai object in view. AX liFFEOTIVi : CI.UJ1. It Is reported tonight that Speaker need has notified two of the democratic leaders thnt ho will not sign Iho enrolled river nnd harbor bill , which is on the table awaiting his signature , until n quorum Is present for tlio purpose of doing business. The demo crats nro inlcrcstcd equally with the repub licans in the success of this measure , es pecially the southern democrats , who uro the main spirits in the present filibustering movement. This is nn effective club in the hands of the speaker , IIOt'SK IIEI'UIII.H'ANS IN A DILEMMA , The dilemma in which the republicans of the house are placed by the absence of a num ber of their members still exists and it can not bo told when they will cscnpo from It. At present n quorum of the house consists of KM members , nnd the rcpuoilcans have but 171 , leaving them only six to spare and still bo enabled to do business. This narrow mar gin Is touched upon to a dangerous extent by Illness , threeor four being lonflncd to their rooms. There nro several republicans at least who , under the tnllucnco of Mnhono's efforts , will not vote to seat Langston , the col ored man , and they naturally do not enter enthusiastically into the plans of Iho malingers lo secure a quorum for the purpose of putting Langston into Venablo's sent. The feeling of this class of republicans Is shown In Iho remark of ono of Ihoin , who in response to a protest against his leaving the city , said : "ijot him look utter his seat him self. I've ' got my own to nttend to. " An effort was made to save today from the fili bustering wreck and devote it to the consid eration of private bills , which , under the rules of. the house , are In order on Fridays , but it failed. Members of tlio com mittee on elections declined to let the Liingston-Vennblo case lo go over even with Iho understanding that it should coma up when a quorum of republicans was obtained. Ono of t'lem said : "Tho elec tion committee has not b-jcu well treated by Iho liouso. It has an nncqualed record of work accomplished , but it has been unable to cot It considered , und wo will stnnd on our own rights. Uesldes , it wo consented to such an arrangement it would give absent repub licans the very excuse they want to remain away , viz : That business proceeds without ttiolr presence. It won't do for the republi cans , after having nassed iho election bill and unseated n do/on or fifteen demo- crnts to make places for white republicans to balk now that a negro's right to n sent is involved. " There was dubiousness , too , on the pait of the democrats ns to their power to suppress Knloo and Kopcrs , the chronic ob jectors to consideration of private bills , oven had im agreement to take up that calendar been made by the lenders , .so after the mani festation of the fact that the democrats would not aid In making a quorum to go on with the contested election case the house nJJourned for iho day. A bill has passed Iho house and been favor ably ropoitcd by the senate committee on pensions to place tbo nnmo of Henry A. Itnr- num. ox-brigadier and brevet general , on the pension rolls ut f 100 per month. It U expected thnt the mill-lottery bill will come up in the sonata tomorrow. Mr. Gib son of Louisiana is the only senator known to bo in opposition to such a degree as ti want to speak ngulnsi It , Acting Secretary Chandler has afllrmcd Commissioner 0 roll's decision dismissing the contest of Frank Plank against the timber culture- - entry of Olaf Uorgstrom for the northwest qunrtcr of the northeast quarter and the northeast hnlf of the northwest mar- tor of section 12 , township 12 north , range 25 north , North Plutto , Neb. Postmasters were appointed today ns fol lows : Ortonvlllo , Dallas county , Iowa , Albert T. Harris , vice J. Thrift , resigned ! Phebo , Perkins county. Nebraska , Ida E. Morford , vice Nannio F. Jack , resigned , By direction of the secretary of war the leave of absence granted Second Lieutenant James W , Uonton of tbo Ninth cavalry h ex tended ono mouth. s E HKIlE'tt ir/J.ITMKtt l'l lt VOC , Two Inches ol Snow In Minnesota u ? Four Inchon In Dakota. ' CnttMOO.Scpt. I1. . Lieutenant lloall of t signal service has this to say about twins weather ! "Tho. storm center In South D. kola yesterday Is now over Dulnth. Llgl ; . rains with strong gales nro reportet , from Minnesota , the Ualtotnf and Nebraska , with falling temperature. That freezing weather of yesterday In northern Montana has extended southward Into north Colorado and eastward through N'orth D.ikotn to bt. Vincent , Minn. St. Vincent has n tempera ture of ilO ° with two Inches of snow. " The temperature nt Helena is 2(1 ( ° , Vort Carter 2S ° , and Choyciilio 23 ° . The temper ature nlong the western edge of the corn belt is ! Morebead , III0 ! ; Huron , S. I ) . , W = : Val entine , Neb. , ! WI ° ; and North Pintle , Neb , , ! M ° . Cloudiness prevented frost there this morning. Snow ami Kit in Hurt.VhiMit. . II M.I.OCK , Minn. , Sept. 1 ! ) . Thornln which has boon falling since Wednesday night turned to snow this morning. Knrnicrs nro afraid wheat will sprout In the shock. An inch of snow is reported at St. Vincent , Threshing is not over and much wheat will bo lost in the Ued river valley. Smldcii I h ngo at Pierre. Sioux FAI.I.S , S. D.Sepl. 12. A cold wave struck this section last night. Crops nro past Injury excepting corn. At Pierre the change from hot to cold was the most sudden ever known. J'our InolieM if Snow. OKDOCK , N. 1) . , Sept. 12. Snow beirim falling this morning und now lies four Inches deep. I't.OHDH IX OHIO. Disastrous llcsultH of the Unusually Heavy KalnlUII. CINCINNATI , O. , Sept. 11. Dispatches from northern Ohio show heavy rains. At Buey- rus four inches of rainfall wns reported yes terday. The Snnduslty river was so high ns to cutoff communication with North Buey rus , At Akron the ralnfa'l ' was disastrous. Great damage was done throughout tlio country and in the citv unusual destruction was wrought. North Howard street , one of the principal business streets , wns fearfully washed in some places. A portion of the street railway wns left with the ties in the nir hanging by the mils. The main sewer wns exposed and the water pipes torn out. Hallway travel is almost suspended. CIUIHC a Imndslltlo. NiwPim.u : > r.ii'iiiA , O. , Sept. 12. Inces sant rains for the past forty-eight hours caused a land slide on the Cleveland it Mari etta railway , which will delay trains a long while. The whole valley Is Inundated. Pennsylvania HivcrH PiiTSiifiio , Pa. , Sept. 12. The rivers hero nre rising steadily und though not near the danger point yet , advices from nil along the Allegheny and Monongahcla rivers promlso much higher water before Sunday. Tlio rainfall lias averaged six inches in the past three days , something unprecedented In the upper counties. Country fairs are suffering greatly , being located on the lowlands as a rule , nnd damaged exhibits and ruined race tracks are reported from all sections , causing all the fairs to close at n , loss. The railroads are suffering much Inconvenience. All of the lower streets In Canton , 0 , , are Hooded. and great damage Is being done by Hooded cellars , while small farmers uro alto suffer ers. ers.Wii.Knjn.uuiK , Pa , , Sept. 12 , Floods along Iho Cbomung river the past few days huvo swollen the Susqueliunnn ut Hits point to an unusually abnormal height. Should It rise two feet more ilurlnp the night all communi cation on tbo west sldu of tbn river to points along tbo line ot the Lacknwunnu railroad will bo cut off. A large portion oftholow- InndJs nlroady submerged and farmers who hnvo not yet harvested late crops will suffer heavy losses. Nr.wcASTi.n , Pa. . Sept. 12. A disastrous flood is raging in this vicinity. The Ncshan- nock Is higher than for years and ut noon was still rising , with n heavy rain Wiling. Several of the thoroughfare * nro Inundated and mills are obliged to close down. The bridge on the Pennsylvania company's sidetrack was swept away , together with cars loaded with steel that had been run on the bridge to hold It down. The Shenango river is also rising rapidly and will bo all over the bottom land tonight. Advices from Charleston , W. Va. , say a sudden rise in the Gnuloy river yos- lorday carried away thirty-one coal barges , all lo.ided , of which eleven , valued ut $50.000 , were lost. The barges Inflicted heavy dam ages to the government dam at Brownstown. Klo Graiuloon the llniiipngc. ST. Loi'is , Mo. , Sept. 12. Dispatches from Texas say Iho HIo Grande Is on Iho rampage. At Eagle Pass It Is higher than it bos been for ten years , All the lower part of tbo city , which is densely populated by Mexicans , is under six feet of water nnd much property lias been swept away , but no lives were lost. About ono hundred foot of the Iron trestle approach to the new bridge crossing the river was carried down ycslerdny with the officers of the custom -ind quarantine guards , nnd several others to the railroad bridges , a mile below , where the people who were in the tresllo nt the tlmo were rescued from the wreck. The river is still rising , nnd tlio entire - tire trestle , which is 1,100 , feet long , is in danger of being swept away. All communi cation with Pledras Ncgras , on the Mexican side of the river , is broken and the track of the Mexican Intcrimtlonnl railway washed oul mid travel suspended. A GHIKI' * NTltHUiKX / - ' A Father and Mother Driven Frantle Over n Diuiulitcr's Suicide. .TiSH-ny Cirv , N. J. , Sept. 13. [ Special Tel- cgratn to Tin : Bin.J : Mrs. Horn , ibo aged mother of Laura Horn , who committed suicide at her homo , No. itO : Fifth street , Hoboken , yesterday morning , mndo nn at tempt on her lifo this morning. She went into the same room in which her daughter hanged herself and wai adjusting a rope around her neck when her son discovered her. The old lady Is almost crazed with grief. Frederick Horn , the father of the young woman , who , when ho discovered his daugh ter's dead body , shot himself , Is still nllvo and may recover. Tlio Kaiini Investigation. WASHINGTON , Sept , i'J. Thu Knuin Investi gating eommltl'Jo mot this morning In the pension building for the purpose of taking the testimony of HIS clerks , who , it was charged , received promotions by reason of their purchasing stock in the Universal re frigerator company. The committee , however - over , decided not to call any of the clerks for examination for tlio following reasons : Gen eral Itnuiii requested the committee to sub- pci'iiu every employe of the pension depart ment wlininul boon promoted under his ad ministration of the oil ice to disprove the charge that any such umployni have pur chased or held stock In the Universal refrig erator company or had been promoted by rea son thereof. The committee declined to com ply with Ids request on the ground that it would , In their opinion. Judging from the evidence already taken , boa useless consump tion of time and a needless expense. The committee then udjourncd. This practically the Investigation. The Itll Men. BOSTON , Mass , , fiopt. 12. The great coun cil of the Improved Order of lied Men closed today. The appeal from the action of the council of Illinois was laid over until the next session. Twenty Miner * BEIII.I.V , Sept. 12. An explosion occurred in the Btrasturth lead pit nt Lode today , Twenty persons were entombed. THE ELECTION IS WYOMING , Republicans Oltiim the Stnto and Democrats Concede It , THEY ALSO CARRY THE LEGISLATURE Anil VIM Haven Working Majority In Both House * Tlio Australian itatlot System the Count , , Wyo. , Sept. VJ , [ Special Tel. egram to Tun Uiil : : The return * which hive ( lowed In today , while not nearly com plete , settle absolutely Ooyond dispute tlio question of republican supremacy In the statoeleotlon. The mutter of majority Is now the only thing to bo considered , mid wl.llo It cannot possibly reach the great laud * slide for Carey two years ago , when that gentleman received n majority of 'J.SIM , It will nevertheless reueh tlio eminently respectable proportion of l.'OO to IMX ) . Tlio legislature will bo strongly republican. The light on both sides was waged with great en- tliu.sinam. Wyoming In its entire history never before saw anything H' ' o It. Tito po litical demonstrations were really marvellous In their proportioiiH , enthusiasm and good nature. Tlio republicans are exceedingly jubllnnt over the result anil have unulo tlio air resound with tliolr tdiouts all day Ions. Business has been practically suspended , everybody being so greatly exercised over the result that they could do nothing but w ateli the bulletin board. Delegate Carey Is slated for United States .senator. Various men nro mentioned for the second place , In cluding .Imlgo M. C. Hi-own of Uu-amlo , nnd ox-Governor Hoytof tlio university. In Allniny County. LAKAMII : , Wyo. , Sept. 1L' . [ Special Tele- grum to Tin : BKIThe : ] returns of this , Al bany county , nro not , all in , but enough hnvo liei'n received to nrako it certain that a ma jority , averaging about : ir > 0,1ms been cast for tlio republican legislative nnd coimty tielcets. Under tlie Australia ! * system the count was very Blow , and in one precinct in ' the city it was not completed until nearly 'noon todnv. The cityof Larumio and tea precincts in the county gave Wnrroa 3.VJ majority over Baxter for governor , Clark ! ! < ' > ! ) mnjorlty for congress over Deck , and Griinnn 5-lT majority for state treasurer. The average majority of the legislative candidates is S1KS. Reports received tonight from the two northern counties in this judicial district in- : dlcato the election beyond doubt of Blnko , republican , for district judge , over Sinitloy , * democrat. Tiiototal vote of Uirnmlc wai t 1,510. Many who hnvo heretofore voted wcro unnblo to do so under the now election law. In ilolinsiin County , BtTF.\i.o , Wyo. , Kept. 12. [ Special Tele gram to Tin : HUB. ] Eight election precincts , out of twenty In Johnson county glvo War ren , republican cnndl.lata for governor , ! 153 and Baxter , democrat , U07 a republic-mi gain of 7S over the vote of two years ago. The precincts yet to bear from returned a demo cratic majority of I-12 In ISS'J. * VUXti H EH 810XJ t'ltticKRH I\G Sm Sciiuto. WAsniNflTON , Sept. 12. The senate today passed u number of bills on the calendar and then took up the railroad land forfeiture bill. Mr. Morgan continued his argument In onpo- , sitloa to it. Ho was followed by Mr. San ders hi favor of the conference report , the main point or Ills contention temi.t..c , - = s - actually patented to railroad companies could not bo taken from them beennso they turned out to bo mineral lands. Mr. Hearst took n contrary view and In sisted that mineral lands were especially re served by tlio original grants. Mr. Sanders said that In the 'courts of Washington , California and the supreme ) court of the united States the term "mineral lands" had held to mean lands commercially valued for mining purposes. Without considering his nrguin ° nt Mr. Sanders yielded for nn executive session , and the senate soon adjourned. House. WASHINGTON , Sept. 12. In the house this morning the clerk proceeded , under instruc tions from the speaker , to call the roll on the question of ordering the previous question on the approval of the Journal of Tuesday's ' proceedings. During roll call a message was received from the senate announcing the pnssnpoof the tariff bill with amendments , and bv direction of the speaker it was referred to the committee on ways nnd moans. The previous question was ordered yens , llii ; nays , III the dork noting a quorum. Tlio question recurred on the ap proval of the Journal. The quorum disap peared and u call of ttio liouso was ordered. The hundred and seventy-live members re sponded to their names , but on the approval at the Journal these had dwindled to 14 , ' ! no quorum mid on motion of Mr. AloICinloy the house adjourned. ' C'W.Vfi it ENNIUXA It It MS Tit M ( ITS. A HIM to Ilcuiilittn tlio Division of StalcH. WASHINGTON , Sept. 12. Koprosontntlvo Burton of Ohio today introduced In tha house n bill to regulate the division of states Into congressional districts. The bill provides that within twelve months after the passage of the apportionment nut states shall bo di vided Into congressional districts by a dis tricting board in ouch state , composed of four resident members , Uvoof each political party , to bo appointed by the governors. The dis tricts arc to consist of continuous territory and no district is to have morn than ono memT her. A district Is not to bo divided unless its population exceeds by ono-tenth tie number necessary to entitle It to represen tation except In states electing rep resentatives by towns , ami no dis trict is to contain more tlinn ono- twentieth more or less inhabitants than the number necessary to entitle it ton represen tative , The districts nro to bo composed of compact territory bounded ns nearly us may ho by civil subdivisions or natural Doundar- les. There Is to lie n national board of llva members , four politically divided and the other n judge of the supreme , district or cir cuit United States courts , appointed by the president and continued by the senate , to act In case of fallum to nut or ngroi'iuun't of the .state boards. The districts nrulo by thcso bnnrils uro to remain tntnct until the next ccusus apportionment. iKX'N nitoTiir.itnotnt. Gram ! Miintcr Harden ! 'Ma ken Kopori and lUooiniiiciidatliniH. SAN FIIAXCMSCO , Cal. , Sept. 12In his * report to the convention of tlio brotherhood of llremen Grand Muster Sargent recommend * the erection In some ccntr.il city of a build ing for offices , to cost not less than # inoUUO , , the money to bo raised by general assess ment ; also that titpps bu taken to sccuro legislation prohibiting the rinployment of PinUertons Tlio report shows a member ship of l'.iQOO , with nn Insurance turn ! of VIKxi , ( , and that the brotherhood raised by assessment $ | , YJOtiO to support the great "Q" strike. liiiinl or .till ) Iturncd. Sa-i/r Srn MAIIII : , MIrli. , Sept. 13-Aflr * last night stnrtod In lluttorllnld's mill , on the Canadian sldnof the "Soo. " For u tlmo the wh ilu town Wiiitiirontcnedbutby bard work th" .1 1 u * wi'iti confined to the mill and luia- T rv nl r.ofH , f 1 00,000.