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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE.
TWENTIETH' YEAH. OMAHA , TUESDAY tyG , OCTOBER 7 , 1800. NUjMBJSK 111 , 'IIAIBI ' HAKES HIS REPORT , Operations of the Pension Office During the Past Twelve Months. THE SYSTEM OF COMPLETED FILES. According to the Commissioner It Has Orontly I'ltpcilltoil the Hnsl ness or the Uiirouu Many Ktutlstlos. " \ \VjisniN-oTON- . O.-Tho annual report of Pension Commissioner Hautn shows that there were at tticcml o ( the last fiscal year M , ll pensions on the rolls , classified as fol lows : Army Inyalltl pensions , aw , < 09 ; army widows , minor children and dependent rela tives , 101,4M ; navy Invalid pensioners 3,2T-1 ; navy widows , minor children and dependent relatives , S.1CO ; survivors of the war of ISIS , 413 ; widows of soldier * of the war of 1S12. 8.1110 ! survivors of the 'Mexican war , IV.IBS ; widows of soldiers of the Mexican war fl.TOI. Them were 60J37 ( original chilms allowed during the year belntr 11,710 more original claims thnn wore allowed during the fiscal year 1SSO nnd ( > , . ' > 03 tnoro than xvcro allowed during the fiscal year 183 , Tno amount of the llrst pay- incut In these Mfitt original cases amounted to fctt,47SOtl , being S1I , < M < 5,4W. more than the llrst payment on original claims allowed dur ing the fiscal year ISS'J ' and StO.lT'J.'J-Joinoro ' than In 1SS3. Of the system of "completed files" organ ized by him the commissioner snys in part : "Under the systems of 'completed tiles' the claimant has the right upon proper cortlllca- lion that Ms claims ' complete to have It im mediately placed upon the completed files mid tnkcn in order for adjudication. The claims placed on the completed Dies are taken up within aweek for action and 'if found complete arts immediately allowed. If proofs are Inciting a call is immedi ately mudo upon the claimant to supply the deficiency , and upon receipt of the reWired - ( Wired ovldcnco the claim Is again taken up for consideration. To the last day of June , 00,701 , claims were placed upon tlio "complete lllcs" upon requests m.ido . upon buholf of the claimants. This system has hnd the effect of enabling mnny thousand claimants whoso claims luivo been pending fromllvo to twenty years to bring their claims to the at tention of the bureau for adjudica tion and allowance and the complaints of delay have been reduced to the minimum , This system throws the responsi bility upon the claimant and his attorney of having the churn adjusted and is moro satis factory than the old system of leaving the selection of the claims for adjudication to the discretion of the tllo clerks. As a result of these changes In the business methods of the ofllcc moro work has been accomplished in a given time than was ever performed before. On October 21 , l sO , when I took charge" of the ofllco , the work of adjudicating claims and Issuing certificates hndduring the period from. July 1 , ISi'J , fallen far behind the same period for the previous year , whllo from October l0 ! , ISS'J , to June ! W , IbOO , there wusan increase In the adjudication of claims nncl the issuing of cer tificates greatly In excess of the same period preceding the liscal year. This Is shown by the following statement of work done : Total number of certificates issued for the year ended Juno 30 , IS'JO ' , l."ilClS ; total number of certificates issued for the , year ended Juno 80 , l&j' ' , U5yM : increase in 1600 over ISS'J/flV > ; total ordinal certificates Issued during'iho year ended Juno ! IO. 1SO < ) , Hl/kir ; total original cortltlcatcs Issued dur ing the year ended Juno ! 50 , 1SS9 , rils'JO ; in crease , 14,7-41. , This great amount of work was accomplished by distributing the clerks who composed the board of review amonpst the other divisions nnd calling in forty special examiners from the Hold , thus adding eighty persons to the fomo engaged In the adjudica tion of claims and particularly by concen trating the work of the oftlco for five days in the week upon the adjudication of claims as provided for in order No. 149 , creating a sys tem of 'completed tiles.1 In Juno lust I de tailed I Hi persons as an additional force for special examination , making in all Ulonduty in the Hold. .As the result of these efforts tlio number of cases now in the hands of the special examination division have been re duced from 1-1 , 5 to 7t3''l. Of these only about live thousand are in the hands of the special examiners , the others being lu trail- situ to and from thoofllco. " The commissioner Invites attention to the difference in the amount between the rate of fHpcr : ) month granted by the act of March ! 3 , IbSH , to pensioners so disabled as to bo in- cnpacltuted for manual labor und the rate of fsjj l > or month granted by the act of .March 4 , 1KH ) , to pensioners \vlio require the regular nid and attemlauco of another person. There are many claimants entirely incapaclted for manual labor and who periodically require tlio aid and attendance of other persons , but who are uniiblo to establish the fact of the requirement ot constnut aid nnd at tendance. Ho recommends that a rate of f.10 per month bo created for them , There have been received -HJO.UyJ claims to September ! )0 ) under the disability pension act of Juno 2 * . The care ot such an enormous number of claims received in so short n time necessarily taxed the resources o f the oflle-o to the fullest extent. The work of the mill division ran up to more than 8-J,000 , pieces ol mall per day to bo opened , classified and properly disposed of. At this \vritliiR ( Octoucr 1) ) the division Is handling lO.lKK ) claims a dav. It is believed that there nre probably ono hundred thousand claims In thooflli-o which can bo properly allowed under the provisions of the regulations ap proved September 10 , 1800. In conclusion the commissioner says : "Tho " * ftctof Juno 27 , IS'JO , Is the first disability pen sion la\v In the history of the world which pranted to soldiers and sailors pensions for disabilities not proved to have been Incurred intho servlcuand in the line of uuty. This law recognizes n higher obligation of the people ple to their disabled veterans than was ever formulated into law boforo. Nothing shall ho left undone by thisolllce to effect this latest expression of the gratitude of the American people to the soldiers vho saved the ropub- XI e. THE CO IIXT OF lie Pays a Visit to tlio Tomb of Gen eral MoClellan , NEW VOUK , Oct. 0. Tlio conito do Paris left hero this morning on the Chicago limited on the Pennsylvania railroad accompanied by Ills suite ami a committee from the Philadel phia commandery. lMiii.iiiBL.riuA , Pa. , Oct. 0. When the party reached the Trenton cemetery the comto catered thocnclo-iiiro about Model- lan'SRr.we , accompanied only by Secretary ofStato ICelsloy. Lifting his head rever ently the comto Imelt for a couple of seconds on ono knee. On nrUlne Kolsley presented him witli n sprig of woodbine plucked from the gravo. This the comto hissed and jilnned to the lapel of his coal. On his re turn to the city the comto sent a cablegram to the widow of General MiClellan. The 1'hiladclpbin delegation then met the party nnil tendered them the freedom of the city of Philadelphia , nnd after an exchange of cour tesies the party proceeded to Woolen , the country residence of Oeorco W. Chllds , where they illued. Knchof tlio frenchmen , lu accordance with n custom at U'ooten , planted a trio In commemoration of the visit. Almost n Serious Collision. ST. Loi'i ! , Mo. , Oct. t-Special ) | Telppram toTiir. BEE. ) The members of tha Siberia nnd Kajanka companies , which nro p'oylng ' otllaylln's and the Grand respectively , had a narrow escape from n serious accident yes terday. Just as the special train on wlilch they vcro entered the freight yard on the ether Mile of the river , It ran Into a freight which was standing oa the track. Ttio engineer and fireman of the theatrical special lumped and escaped with only n few bruises. The engine on the special was smashed un , the freicht cars were demolished nnd two members of the Siberia company were hurt. Ml s Currlo KmlclliTo was bruised nnd her back was hurt , and Master Jack Ferris had his cheek cut. The caw containing the scenery of the two companies wcro broken u p and the scenery scattered nrouud. itixin-in iuts-rii.KTIKS , Guatemalans nnil Halvndorinns Again in Arms ) . ICopirrtuMfil 1 < O > ! > } / jMirn ( Ionian llflin'.M Unr orJr.TnM.u.Oct. ( . 0. [ Now York Herald Cable Special to Tim llBE.-Ad- vices received hero say the Guatemalans - - malans nnd Salvndorians nro light ing again on the frontiers. It states that war has again been precipitated owing to the inability of the Guatemalan government to exchange prisoners with Sal vador. The first named government shot every Snlvadorlan soldier captured In the late war. Ji'o particulars M to the locality where the light was taking place nro received beyond the fact that it has occurred on the borders of the two countries. A great endeavor to keep the news of the conflict qulot is being made by Guatemala. Darrlllns 1ms not been satisfied with the treaty of peace brought about by the diplo matic corps and It has been a gen erally accepted opinion that a new war would break out nt the close of the coffee gathering season , but no ono was prepared for so early nn opening of hostilities. Guatemala's finances nro nt present in a very bad condition , but It Is understood that a part of the Cottu loan will soon bo delivered. She also lacks generals to command her troops. In every way Salvador is in better condition to sustain war than her larger enemy. Kzcta has the full confidence of the masses nnd the ofllccrs of her army are superior to those of Guatemala. It is stated also that Salvador has plenty of money and can get any amount she wants. Some articles of the peace treaty hnvo been considered by Salvador ns not favorable to her dignity andtho Salvadorlans arc prepared to fight ngalu ami more earnestly than be fore. Notli ing Definite Known. ( Cnpurtylit ISVbu Jamt * ( Sonlnn flenii'tt.1 CITV OF MEXit-o , Oct. C. [ Xcw York Herald Cable Special to THE BEE. ] Humors of another conflict between Salvador and Guatemala have reached here. Minister Pou believes if there lias been fighting it has been confined to private Individuals of the two countries and has not been between the two armies. N'o news of the conilict Imvo been received at the United States legation. Min ister Pou has cabled for information. General Von Kaltcnborii Appointed , ( Hipi/right / tSMbu JamcGonlnnJemi'K.I / BEUMN , Oct. 0. [ New York. Herald Cable Special to TIIK DEE. j The appointment of General Von Kaltonborn Struchau as minister of war , succeeding General Verdy du Vcrnois , Is officially announced this even ing. General Von Kaltenborn Strachau served on the general staff in the Austrian- French war and was lately commandant at Stettin. The apiwlntmcnt Is particularly popular with the general staff and is said to bo entirely due to the majterly way in which ho handled the division during the recent manccuvcrs at Liignltz'which"attracted the notice of the emperor. Tlio Vitu Insurrection. 7.VXZHUH , Oct. 0. [ Special Cablegram to THE BEE. ] All missionaries nt stations within reach of Vltu Insurgents have reached the coast in safety. Ono of them , Mr. Hen- dcrstorm , only escaped through to-tho oppor tune arrival of the Urtiish caravan , which reached his station simultaneously with a party of natives intent oa murder. Vitu is becoming the rendezvous of every ruffian nnd malcontent on the coast lino. Another largo nrmed expedition will soon start from Lindl under command of the German commission- ury to subjugate the Inland tribes. To Buy the Pontoon Ilrldge. ATCIIISOX , Kan. , Oct. 0. [ Special Tele- cram to Tun BEK. ] The citizens of Atchi son have subscribed a fund to buy the .Ne braska City pontoon bridge. A committco will go to look at It tomorrow nnd If It is sat- istactory they will buy it and it will then bo moved to Atohisoa within thirty days. It will cost $ in,000,000. It will not bo run as a free bridge , but the rates of toll will be con siderably below the present rates of the iron bridge. The New Zealand Strike. WtLi.ts-GTOX , N. 2. , Oct.O. [ SpecialCable gram to TIIK Bcc.l A conference between the employer nnd representatives of the unionists , held for the purpose of endeavoring to settle the labor trouolcs , wa barren ot re sult. Ills stated that many of the ofllcers of the Union steamship company , who struck because of the employment of non-union labor by the company , are making applica tion for reinstatement. Object to the Transfer. ATOIIISOK , Kan. , Oct. C [ Special to THE BEI : . ] On the 19th inst. the west end of the Trenton division of the Uock Island road will bo transferred from St. Joseph to Ilor- ton , ICan. This will shut up the roundhouse ntSt , Joseph and also take a number of clerks Away. St. Joseph gave the road $ -i.V- ) 000 in cash and tier clti/ens protest against the proposed change. The Weather Forecast. For Omaha and Vicinity Fair ; stationary tempo raturo. For Nebraska Fair ; variable winds ; slightly cooler. For Iowa Fair weather ; westerly winds ; stationary tcmper.ituro. For South Dakota Pair ; stationary tem perature ; westerly winds , A Peculiar Turkish Plan. COXSUNTIXOPI.I : , Oct , C. The authorities having become convinced that a conspiracy is on foot against the government and that the conspirators nro using the malls for the furtherance of the plot , orders have been Is sued suspending the local postal scrvtco with a view to preventing the conspirators from carrying out their designs. Koars of u Collision. Dt-itux , Oct. 0. [ Special Cablegram to THE HEE. ] Ouo hundred hussars and XtO extra policemen have arrived at Clonmel. His believed that their presence in the place Is duo to fears of the government that a col lision may occur between the llerksturo and Seventy-eighth regiments , both of which are quartered in town. Struck Another Oil Well. Cisi'tn , Wyo. , Oct. O.-'I.Spedal Tele gram to THE Br.E.l A 200-Dirrel well has been struck on Suit creek , tlfty miles north of hero. Great excitement prevails and land locators caters are out in all directions. I'nllod in the Undertaking. LISIIOK , Oct. 0. Sencr l-Vrrao , to whom was entrusted tbo task of forming a uew cabinet , has fulled In the undertaking. The Dcalh Hull. MITCHELL , S. D , , Oct. 0. [ Special Tclo- grum toTiiEl3EiJ Mrs , C , S , Arrnln died at 4 o'clock this morning. WHEAT IS IN A BAD \YAY \ , The Late House Postmaster Liable to a Pine and Imprisonment ! TOBACCO MANUFACTURERS AND DEALERS , Commissioner Mnioii of the Internal He venue lliirrnti Kxplnlns How the Tariff HIM Will Affect Them Miscellaneous. BcnsicTitR OMVTII nr.rj , 513 KouinEBXTit STIIRBT ! , V WA.-OHXOTOV D. C , Oct. ) 0. ) As was stated In these dispatches some days ago , Captain Wheat of Wisconsin , the lately discharged postmaster of the house of representatives , Is liable to flue and Impris onment. The statutei prohibit nny oflleor or ngent of the government accepting nny con sideration for procuring or aiding to procure a government contract. This Is said to bo exactly what Mr. Wheat has dono. It la not known whether the United States attorney for this district has taken any stops in the matter orproposes to take any , but if ho does not it is the intention of members of tbo house of representatives to make a formal request of him to do so. It is said now that Speaker Reed has known all about Mr , Wheat's transactions lor months past and It was through his ad vices that Mr. Whe.it covered the money which ho had received from the mail con tractor Into the treasury. TO1UCTO AND THE TARIFF. Commissioner Mason , head of the Internal revenue bureau , explained today how the new provisions of the tariff bill would affect the tob.icco dealers and manufacturers throughout the country. The substantial features of the changes are the abolition of all special taxes , generally known as licenses , and the the reduction of taxes on manu factured tobacco and snuff from 8 to 0 cent" ! a pound. The net results will bo n reduction of revenue on special taxes of ? 1,500,000 and a reduction on snuff nnd manufactured to bacco of about $4,500,000 , or n total reduction of about ? t > , ooo,000. The commissioner says there will bo few change ? In the machinery of collecting the revenue , so that Healers will hardly notice the alterations made by the law. "A Chicago dealer for instance , " said the commissioner , "will find that his tux'on man ufactured snuff nnd tobacco is reduced nbout- 2. ) per cent and all special taxes arc removed , but that will bo the extent to which the change reaches him. There -will bo no new rules or regulations and no new set of stamps. The whole thing will run along as before nnd the &l,000NX ( ) reduction of revenue will bo accomplished almost without the to bacco dealers knowing it. " TIlAXSmi OF TI1C WEATIinii SrilVICE. It Is not generally known that ODO of the last actsof congress provided for the transfer of the weather service from the signal corps ofthonrnfv to the agricultural department , the change to take place July 1 next. The president Is authorized to temporarily detail thoehtefslgnalofrlccr , GencralUrceleynstho head of the now bureau , but if ho thinks proper he can appoint a superintendent , who will receive a salary of * 4r > 00 a year. It is probable that he will select Mr. Willetts of -Michigan , now the assistant secretary of agriculture. General Groeley will remain at. tbo head of the signal corps of the army , which will have everything to do with the signal and telegraph service , the electrical appliances.forriflerangesand batteriesand , the systems of military signalling on the frontier. A NEIIUASKl LAXD DECISION. Assistant Secretary Chandler today af firmed the decision of the general land com missioner allowing George W. Peterson sixty days to submit supplemental proof for the southwest 14 of section 8 , township It ) north , range20 west , Xorth Pintle , Neb. It appears that Petersen established his resi dence on the land May 0 , 1SS5 , and on De cember 10 , 1SSO , submitted final proof , to gether with his discharge from the army , showing ho cntox-oJ the service January 2 , ISM , and was discharged May 20 , 1SG5 , mak ing his term of service thrco years , four months nnd twenty-four days , which , with his actual residence oa the land , would make moro than the reoulred live years. The cer- tllicato of IJ. 'C. Drum , adjutant general , shows that Peterson was enrolled on Juno 2 instead of January 2 , thus making his residence live months less than the five years required. The commissioner therefore suspended the entry until supplemental proof was furnished , showing live j'ears' residence. The claimant now appeals to the" secretary , but ho coincides with the commissioner , and Peterson will have to submit supplemental proof in order to obtain patent to the land. THE LAFAYETTE MONUMENT. A very handsome momnnontseutover from France , representing General Lafayette sur rounded , by his compatriots. Is now seeking n location In the city of Washington , and a commission , which consists of the secretary of war , the architect of the capItol - Itol nnd Scnntor Evarts. is finding a great deal of dlftlculty in selecting ono. The senator went homo the other day without parforming his duty , but left word that ho would agree to anything Mr. Clark and Secretary Proctor might da- cido upon. It was originally decided to plaeo the monument in Lafayette square , opposite the white house , but a resolution was passed by congress forbidding this plan to bo car ried out because the park was already occu pied by a statue of Andrew Jackson , and the site selected for Lafayctto would obscure the latter. It was next proposed to 'place the Lafayette statue at ono of the corners of the treasury department , but objection was madoto that suggestion on the ground that those places should bo reserved for promi nent financiers like Alexander Hamilton , Kobert Mortis , Salmon I1. Cliasv , Albert Oiallatla and John Sherman. The committee has not yet found another suitable location and are experiencing considerable dlftlculty. HE MAKES .V 0000 STAIIT. RcpresentatlvoMiller , thocoloredcongress man from South Carolina , who was un ceremoniously voted Into the scat of Mr. Elliott on one of the last days of the session , got in some very good work during the few hours that ho xvas in the house of representa tives. Tbo tlrst bill ho Introduced was to appropriate i 1,000,000 for the erection of homes for indigent ex-slaves and it the measure ho named as managers of the homo Mrs. Harrison , Mrs. Morton , Mrs. AVana- makcr , Mrs. Winrtoin , Mrs. U. S. Gr.mt.Mrs. Garllcid , Mrs. Clarkson , Mrs. Dudley and Miss Clara Ilarton. In the second bill ho provided for the erec tion of n i" > 0,00 < ) monument in Charleston , S. C. , in memory of the colored soldiers who were killed whllo lighting in the union army , and names General O. O. Howard , General B. F. Butler nnd General W.V. . Bcrncy as commissioners to select the site and design for the monument. There were several other similar measures proposed which show that Mr. Miller is thoroughly aroused to the interests of bis race. rOSTMASTEHS APrOlXTEP. Postmasters wcro appointed today as fol lows : Pleasant Grove , Des Moincs county , Iowa , J. P. Minimi , vlco U. Gannawuy , re signed ; Savannah , Davis county , Iowa. , It. Tigglns , vlco W. II , Tllloltson , resiened ; Ada , Jerauhl county , South Dakota. H. C. Kyle , vlco A. Converse , resigned : Bolton , Clay county , T. J. Wostre , vlco I , . E. Alas- worth , resigned ; Fanston , Jorauld countv , South Dakota , D. Shoiv , vleo Mrs. M. A. Faust , ridlgned- Irving , Sylnk county , 0. A. Sear , vice II. C. Farr , resigned ; Oahe , Hughes county , T. L , Riggs , vlco L. M. Klggs , resigned ; Bpottswood , Splnk county , E. II. Mason , vice .M. B. Burgess , resigned. A 1IATUER KNOTTY QCESTIOtf. Reports have been received hero today to the elTect that a number of vessels loaded with merchandise for the United States ranched port during the twenty-four hours ending at midnight last nltrht , und too ques tion arises , and will doubtless prove a serious ono to settle , whether or not the merchandise contained in those vessels shall bo subject to the advanced rate of duty provided for la the tarllT act Just passed. U is held in some quarters that Inasmuch as the law did not go into effect until October C that all vessels * ar riving In port before tlio fith nro entitled to the benefits of the lower duties upon their cargoes oven though they might not have been formerly entered at the ports of tho. United State * . The Xcw York custom house was kept oi > en till midnight on Saturday to accommodate late arrival * , and this unusual concession un doubtedly saved thi ) importers many thous ands of dollars in the aggregate. Secrctarv Wltvloin was asked today whether the goods arriving yesterday would coino In under the old tarllT act or the new , nnd ho said that without having examined carefully into the precedents and rulings In similar cases In the past he should bo Inclined to think that the failure of cargoes to rcai-h port before the closing of the custom house on Saturday night would subject these car goes to the duties under the McKlnley net , but ho would not express an olllcinl opinion in this matter at the present time , preferring to wait the formal presentation of n claim for consldertlon. It is probahlo that this question will have to bo carried to the supreme court of the United State.i eventually , r.s thfi importers will not be likely to consent to the payment of the general duties without making a fight for those which prevailed on Saturday. Some of the best posted non-ofllclal tariff experts assert that this law did not go Into effect upon any goods which arrived in the port of New York before ono minute past 1'J this morning , nnd trial the mere fact that the custom bouses were closed during the entire twenty-four hours preceding the Rolng Into effect of the net does not effect the rights of the importers In demanding the lower rate of dut'es. It. Is sntd further that a similar question arose with the previous art , which went Into effect on a Monday , and that the courts held that the Importers wcro en titled to the benefits ol the lower rate of duties which had prevailed the day before , Just ns they would have been had "they suc ceeded in entering their gooils at the custom houses before the closing of the oBlcial day ou Saturday , Miscnu.iXEOv ? . Concrcss having provided for a 2,000 acre park for Washington , it is said that the next step will be to set asldo n portion of the land for a house and grounds for the use of the president as a summer residence. The president declined to bo entertained by a war uanco while on his trip to the vest. Some of the enthusiastic citizens In ono of the towns he is to visit proposed to bring in a tribe of Indians from the neighboring agency and have an nld-fashioncd pow-wow , but tha president has intimated to them that ho would a crent deal rather see some cornfields cultivated by the Indians or wit ness their skill at mechanical pursuits than have them revive their undent savage rites for his entertainment. Ho thinks It is time that the wards of the nation , abandoned these savage amusements , and will do nothing even as a spectator to encourage their continuance. By direction of the becrctary of war ttio special order of September 23 , which directs Captain Charles R Powell , corps of en gineers , to take station at Omaha , Neb. , is modillcil so as to direct him to take station at Bismark , N. D. I'.ICCIX.ITIOX .1 / , . ! 3tOI > K. Dr. AVlclfcrslinm Will Not Counten ance the New Departure. Cinrvao , Oct. C. [ Special Telegram to THE BKK.I The senior of the corps of medical inspectors in the health ofllco this morning received this notice from his su perior ofllce , Health Cdmmissioner Wiclter- sham : , , "Hereafter the medical } Inspector of this department will vaccinate no ono on the log without special instructions from the com missioner. " _ 4lOkk , * * Tho'orderwas''n6tiiliCitJcctedI'nna brought witn It to the corps of inspectors the relief that they have hoped for for several days. "It couldn't bo helped , " said Dr. Wicker- shntn , moddstly "It couldn't bo helped. It was bad enough when mothers wanted their babies vaccinated on the leg , but when it , came to grown-up girls It had to bo stopped. The fashion had grown beyond the bounds of reason , and this department will recognize It no longer. Saturday nfternco i ono crowd of six girls , two of them young ladles , cnmo hero to lo vaccinated. They showed no embarrassirent when they told the inspector that they wanted the op eration performed upon their legs. 'Wo don't want to dlstlguro our arms'was their ex cuse. As there was no order prohibiting this , and as the Inspectors nave never been told that vaccination must bo done at nny one potut , the girls were vaccinated as they de sired. But that's the last , " sola the doctor , bringing his list down on the table. "I want no moro of them. If anv girl Is so fashion able that she Is afraid.a vaccination mark will detract from her beailty Inoveningdress. she had better go to a private phvsirinn and have the operation performed in private. This is no place for it after the child gets above Infancy. The old-fashioned way -is good enough for this oOlco nnd that's what the young ladies must put \ip with. You have no idea of the number of applicants there have been for this sort of thing lately. I be lieve It Is a fad nothing more. " H'HOLES.IAU C.ITTJ.K 8TEAMIXG. It Has Been Carried on Kxtonsl vcly in the Cherokee Strip. AKKAXSIS Citr , Kan. , Oct. O. Ucccnt de velopments Indicate that the stealing of cat tle in the Chorokco strip south of this city has been carried on in a wholesale manner foi the past six or eight months. A largo num ber of hides have been identified at CiUthrio by prominent cuttle men as bearing their brands , and from the confession of ono per son nrrcsted it appears that from six to ten stolen cattle have been supplied to butchers there every day. A largo number of cattle have been killed in other towns whoso hides never go to market It is believed that the c.Utlo thieves are reg ulnrly organized nnd that they have beei supplying the market of Outhrle , Aruansas City , Caldwel' , Kiowa and the small towns of Oklahoma with stolen cattle to a largo extent tent for some months. The cattlemen-havo detectives at work. A IIlRh Priced Husband. Nr.w YOHK , Oct. 0. Mrs. Ada Richardson obtained a verdict before a sheriffs jury today for f'0,000 for the alienation of the affections of her husband , David C. Richardson , to whom she was. marrlurt in 1ST4. They llvci happily until 1SSI , When ho began to neglec her for Mrs. EllaT. IWrt , whoso husband is GcorKO A. Hurt. Mr. Illchardson and Mrs Hurt both have eattlo ranches in Texas , am they are supposed to bo there at present. Mr Hurt is understood to h.ivo business interests lu Peru. - Serious Charge Ajjnlnst n Priest. Dcnux , Oct. 0. Father Flavin , a pries residing In Clonmel , luis boon-arrested on the deposition of a dying man , who charged th priest with chasing blip and n party of friend iron nn inn and pushing the witness over wall. In falling oil the wall , the deposition says , the witness broke a" leg and sustalndi other injuries , from the effects of which h believes ho cannot recover , A Hnsslnn isaron nn lOmlio/.zlor. Sr. PcTEiisnuno , Oct. 15. A trial which I exciting great Interest here , particularly in court circles , is that of Duron Knldi , who ! charged with forgery and with embezzlemenl His wife implored the czarina to secure a par don , but the czar was inflexible. Census Olllco An noun cements. WASHI.NOTOV , Oct. 0 , The population o the state of of Indiana is 2b'.tU10 , nn increas 210,429. Michigan bos UOs9,7W , increase 4.V's.Vi ; California-104,00. , increase maoS ; New Mexico 144S < V. , Increase SS/JOT. Ohio Legislature Cnlliul Tnjjother. Cou'Misrsi , O. , Oct. 0 , Governor Campbell has issued a proclamation convening the legislature in extra session TuoiJay , October 14 , to consider legislation relative to the city government of Cincinnati. A of Expssnro nnd Her Father's Ire Provoke the Act , A MURDERER CAUGHT AT PLATTSHOUTH , \u Old Gentleman Drugged In n Sa loon at Dakota City IlraUrtmin Smith Identified ns lC. . ZVlcClintuuk , sici CITT , Xeb. , Oct. C. fSpcclal Telegram to Tnn Ben. ] Coroner Karsten was called to Palmyra today to hold an in quest on the body of Dolly Toscrve , the of farmer living eighteen-year-old daughter a south of that place , who committed suicide ast evening by taking a big dose of liorso iiedicino containing poison. The girl bad goue to Palmyra yesterday to attend church , mil after services was seen by James Hudgo , icr brother-in-law , to visit the store of a man tamed Knttmnnn , and suspectlnc- something wrong , followed her , but found the door ocked. Hcinformed the girl's father of ho affair and they went in search of the merchant. The girl had in the meantime gone home and [ he father , meeting Hnttmnnn , attempted to it-nlfulilm , but was prevented. I to then went ifter aguneand Hattmann escaped. M'hen the girl eaino home she was scolded and the exposure of what seemed to he her Improper intimacy with the merchant led her to com mit suicide. Thfl feeling is very strong against Hattmann , although ho denies nil wrong doing , and Leservu threatens to Kill him ou sight. The coroner returned a ver dict in accordance with the above facts. Caught His 3Iim ATter Two Yours. PI.ATTSMOCTIT , Xeb.,0ct. 0. [ Special Tele gram to Tut : BCE. ] George Keller , charged with the murder of Jacob Catron , committed In Catlettsburj , ICy.slt years ago , was ar rested today in this city. B. H. .Tefferies , chief of police of Frankfort , Ivy. , who made the arrest , has been searching for the man for the past two years , The prisoner was hatidcutfod , hustled Into a buggy and taken over the river into Iowa. The- arrest was mudo on a requisition from Governor Boies of Iowa , and the ofllcors decided to dispense with the necessity of a similar authority from Governor Tbayer. Keller has , for some months , been at work chopping wood and hauling It to Plattsmouth from the island Just below the fity. Ills appearance is some what remarkable'being six feet four inches lu height and having long dark hair and heavy eyebrows and moustache. Ho ap peared to ho perfectly Indifferent over his ar rest. The crime for which ho was arrested was committed iluriuc a drunken fight. | iiOld Gentleman Drugged. DAKOTA CITV , Neb. , Oct.Special ( [ Tele gram to Tim BIE.iV I. Broyhill , a old and honored resident of Dakota City , was today foiinu lying beside a fence in Soutli Sioux City In nn unconscious state. Marshal Closer was at once notliled and ho brought Mr. Broy hill homo. On the way the old gentleman told Clostcr that ho had been drugged , Ho said he had gone into a saloon and while there had been invited to have n glass of beer , and a short time after ho felt , a drowsiness coming over him and then all was a blank , When ho reached his homo ho related into uncon sciousness , and he has remained so up to the present. Marshal Closter said Broyhill was conscious only a few moments whllo coming hpmo.Mr. . Broyhill is known to bo u sober , Industrious'mail andthetaffar ! 'is a mystery' "Smith's" .Name Wns .UcCIIntock. LINCOLN , Xob. , Oct. C. [ Special Telegram to Tun BEE. ] It has now developed that the brnkeman known ns F. ( J. Smith , or "Shorty Smith , " who was accidentally killed hero u few days ago was no other than P. A. Mc- Clintock of Tippecanoe , O. The deceased carried $1,000 insurance on his life , payable to his sister , Mrs. Sarah Laporto of TIppo- canoe and a few days atro that lady received a notice from the insurance company inform ing her of the death of Smith ami the fact that the insurance money was duo her. She was astonUhotl , but on examination she found that Smith was her brother. P. A. McClintock , who suddenly disappeared from his homo In Ohio twclvo years ago. \V. A. McClintock , another brother , arrived hero today and claimed the deceased as his brother from the description given. Ho will have the body exhumed and taken to Ohio for re interment. "Shorty Smith'1 formerly worked in the B. & M. yarusln Omaha. The Situation In Otne. NKHUASKA Cm , Neb. , Oct. fi. f Special to Tun Bnc. ] The political situation in Otoo cour.ty is becoming Interesting. The three parties , rcpbullcan , democratic and independ ent , bavo each a full ticket in the ticld and the prohibitionists will also nominate this week. A combination which had been ar ranged between the democrats nnd independ ents miscarried and the sweeping majoritv which the former had carried on for their ticket will not show up at election. When the Cass and Otoo Independents hold their float convention the democrats worked long and hard to hnvo the convention nominate a prominent democratic candidate , who would then have been endorsed by the latter , but the scheme was unsuccessful and a comparatively unknown Cass county man was nominated. A combination would hnvo elected the democrat by a large majority , but as it is John C. Watson , the republican candidate , will have a walk awa > , and It Is predicted that ho will carry Otoe county by a much larger majority thnn ho did t'.vo years ago. Ho has the practical endorsement of the labor organizations of this place , and wi'l ' carry the city almost unanimously , while his majority In Cass county is assured. The democratic candidates for senator and repurscntatives from thU county will be easily defeated by the republican ticket. The democracy committed political suicide by nominating John Mattes , Jr. for senator. The nomination has created an unbridgublo breach in the party. Since Congressman Council's speech in this city , tno prediction Is fully made thnt he will carry Ottoo county by a good majority. I'liittsmoutli Voting llepnbllcaiiH. PijLTTSMOUTir , Neb. , Oct. 0. fSpcclal to TUB BKE. ] The young men's republican club of this city held their annual meeting for the election ot oflleers and for the purpose of organizing for the present campaign Sat urday. The following ofllcers were clcctci : ty acclamation : O. C. Smith , president ; II D. Jackson , llrst vice president ; Prank Oixon. second vice president ; L. 0. Skinner , secretary ; A , Salsbury , treasurer. The meeting was distinguished for the earnest ness nnd enthusiasm displayed. A few shofl talks wcro indulged in , which tended to stll further out huso the meeting. An adjourn incnt wan taken to Wednesday evening , when active measure ! will bo taken to promote the success of the republican party In the coming election , H nt U'ecuiimeh. Neb. , Oct. 0. fSpocial Tele gram toTiiR BEE.J A good crowd of rcpubll cans listened today to nn able address bj Colonel L. W. Colby on the political issues o the day. The colonel showed by convincing arguments that the republican party was the party of reform and also that the prohibition und alllanco parties are morally aid roclotles for the old parties. In the overi'ug W. K Goudy and H. Presson spoke to good sized audiences. _ Mr. Keck Withdraws. KnAiOTV , Kcb. , Oct. 0. [ Special Telegram toTiiK BEE. ] About ton days n-o a call was published in the city paper * here for the mooting of the republican senatorial con vcntlon at Ravenna , October 2. About tha time W , II. Cash went to SUermau count ; nnd pot Mr. Olbson to change the date of the vonvviitlon to September 30. ns he claimed , In oilier to suit the jieoplo. No public notice of the change was given and the pcnplo wcro urprl ed to learn October 1 that Mr. .1. U vcolt of thl < city had been nominated for enator. Considerable dissatisfaction mwo nil the clamor givw so loud that today Mr. Cock wrote the following letter for publlea- Ion : 1 understand that there nro republicans vho claim th.it thoSixteenth senatorial eon- entloii. held nt Hnventiii September JO , and vhich did tno the honor to nominate mo for enatorvn < Irregular in its meetingami ; that hero is a question as to Its belnir endorsed lyinany republicans. I boj to state that I aimot consistently outer the rninp.ihrn ni i candidate with any tinge or objection upon art of the republicans of tbo district ns o that convention being propel Iv called nnd ta action questioned. I therefore rospecl- ully requoHt tlie delegates of said convention o again moot and nominate n caiuildato that in republican e.m object to ou account of lr- eguhirity. 1 to also sent the following telegram toV. \ . 1' . Gibson , chairman of the district com- nlttee : ToVt T. ( llbson , Lotip City. Xeb.-Owlng o claimed ( ( regularity of the convention nt iavcuim nnd a division of the republicans of his city , I do not consider myself a candl- ate nnd hereby withdraw. A meeting of the republicans of Kearney ook place this afternoon and it was decided o request , through H. li , Giver , a member of ho district committee , thnt another conven- loii be held on October II to nominate a can- idatefor state senator. Sownrd'M Ijaryo Day. Snwuin , Neb. , Oct. 0. [ Special Telegram o Tin ; BKE. ] This was u largo day In Sew- ard. The county democratic convention was ii'ld in the court house nnd nt the same time an assembly of farmers and business men vero being addressed In the public square > y Candidates Powers nnd Hdgorton , while onight Colonel K. Ellsworth talks against irohlbltlon la ono hall and the Demurest uedal contest Is held in the other. In tlio democratic convention , over the natter of endorsing or not endorsing tlio ounty nlliaiico ticket , there was a warm Ight , but these favoring n straight ticket rad a majority of nearly two to ono nnd the allowing wcro nominated : For reprcsentn- ivesV. . K. Uitchoy and Simon Johnson ; or county attorney , Eil C. Hlggs. The nom- nution of this ticket means n triangular Ight. Ktithusinstlc Mootlni ; at Sutton. SCTTOX , Neb. , Oct. 0. [ Special Telegram o Tin : Bin.l : The republican rally at the opera house was n success in every respect. I'bo principal speakers were Judge Gillls of inrt county , Hon. S. W. Christy nnd Judge Crouch of Clay county and Judge Scovlllo , candidate for state senator of Hamilton county. The opera house was packed to overflowing and the meeting was most enthu siastic. It was a noticeable fact that n largo part of the audience were alliance farmers .vho . had supported McKcighun attheopen- ng of tne campaign but who , since ho has shown his democratic hand , have determined to vote for Ilnrlan. Whole neighborhoods of nllianco people near hero have changed ivlthln a few weeks and will vote the rcpub- lean ticket. Stole a l.oud ol'Conl. LEXIXOTOV , > 'eb. , Oct. tl. [ Special Telc- gmmtoTilK BKE.J S. B. Brubakcr WM to day arrested for stealing coal from the Union Pacific railway company. Ttio theft was committed a few days ago nnd the load Bru bakcr took was so heavy as to break down : iis wagon before ho got outsuto the city limila. When urrcstcd tie pleaded guilty and was assessed a line und costs amounting to 827.M. Republican Unity at Wyniorc. Neb. , Oct. a [ Special Tele- iB BEE. ' ] A'largonn enthusiastic republican rally was held at the opera house in this city tonight. Judge Davison of Tecumseh and I. W. Lansing of Lincoln were the speakers and wcro listened to most attentively while explaining the principles of republicanism. lion , if. 11. U'obster at Hastings. HVSTIXOJ , Xcb. , Oct.O. [ Special Telegram to TIIC BEE.Tho | opera house was crowded this evening with the voters of Hastings to listen to Hon. John L. "Webster of Omaha. Xo speaker has appeared this fall who has made so favorable an impression as Mr. Webster. Had His Koot Crushed. IhKOTA CITV , Neb. , Oct. 0 , [ Spoolnl Telegram to THE BEE. ] William Ream , n ranchman from Homer , had his foot run over by a loaded wagon , crushing it very badly. Ho had attempted to Jump oft the wagon while it was in motion and fell as ho alighted on the ground , the wheel passing over his foot , Beatrice Ministerial Association. BEATIHCE , Is'eb. , Oct. -Special [ Tele gram to Tun Hin.j : The niinistcrjal associa tion of tills city today elected the following ofllcers for the ensuing year : Kev. Samuel Mease , president ; Uov. W. L. Hertisburg , secretary ; Ilov. Horaoa Sibloy , treasurer. Bound Over in $1 , . OO. BEITHICK , Nob. , Oct. 0. [ Special Telegram - gram to THE BEH. ! James Pace was bound over to the district court this afternoon In the sum of $1 , . " > 00 on a charge of shooting with intent to kill. City Marshal Click was the complaining witness. A Kunsii.s Counterfeiter Arrested. IiBAVKXwoiuii , ICnn. , Oct. 0. John W. Fos ter has been arrested by a deputy United States Marshal on the charge of counterfeiting nickles , dimes and dollars. The arrest was made on complaint of a neighbor , who says Poster showed him all thcrtllo ? and endeavored to persuade him to engage in the counterfeiting business with him. There Was No Klectlon. PARIS , ct. 0. [ Special Cablegram to TIIF Br.E.J At the election for members of the chamber of deputies held yesterday at Ham- houlllet , deportment of the Selnc-et-Olse , M Caramon ( constitutional republican ) receivei r , S13 votes. M. . Vion ( republican ) f > ,77 , am M. Jouveniel ( radical ) 2 , ! I5. A re-ballot wil bo necessary us u majority is required to elect. N'esntiutlons torn Compromise. MEi.noi'iiNi : , Octt. 0. [ Special Cablegram to Tin : BIE. : ] The negotiations between the employers and trades unions for the holding of a conference to decide the questions a issue between them nro still being carried on The trades council insists that if the confer encc is held it must not be hampered by con ditions formed bcforo hand , Silk MunuructiiriTN in Trouble. Cim A O , Oct. IV Ten attachment suits for amounts ranging from ? ? , ( WO to . ' .Vi.OOO were commenced in the tupromo court this morn insr by various creditors against tlio Eureka Silk Mnnutacturing company , the Chicago branch of the Boston houao of Seavey , fos tcr Si Bowman which recently failed. GnmmiH Celebrate. lUi.iiuoiii : , Md. , Oct. 0. Today the Gcr man-Americans celebrated In memory of the men who moro than two hundred years ago founded the lirst German colony In America There was a largo parade and ji crowds mass meeting at which patriotic spcechc and songs were rendered. A Itaho In tlio Woods. Sr. Ci.ofi ) , Minn. , Oct. ( > . Uttlo Tommj Cronke , who had bscn lost eight days in the woods near Foley , In Benton county , was fjund yesterday. Ho was nearly starved having ( ivod ou acorns and water. Iilverpool Cariinon Strike , LivRiirooL , Oct. tl. Fifteen hundred cUrt men here hnvo struck for higher wnfcs ; am bbortor hours. lASliSSTOFRffllMORHOSDOM 'rosiilcn 2WoolnitT Forbuh Polygamous ' ' images in the Future , HE CON EGATION APPROVES OF IT. looryo Q. Cannon Ainu Pnbtk'l.v An nounces Ills KiulorseiiHMit ol' the Document A Very lniiort- iin t. Stop , SU.T L.ur. ; CITY , Utah , Oct. 0. At n gen- rnl conference of the Church of .loin1 * I'hrist f Latter O.iy Saints this morning the ofnVml cclarotlou of President Woodruff , fnrliid- Ing any marriages in violation of the laws ot ; io land , was rend , nnil tlio congivgntlon , umbering nearly ton thousand persons , in- liullng the apostles , bishops and lending ; Idem of the church , by n unanimous vote ccognlzcd the authority of the president to ssuo the manifesto and accepted It as nulhor- tatlvo and binding. George Q. Cannon publicly announced his ndorseinont of the manifesto and bis nvog- iltlon of the supremacy of the laws that have been declared constitutional by the supreme ourt of the United States. The conference also remloptcd the original rtlclcs of faith , nmong which Is this : "Wo iclievo in being subject to lilngs , presidents , ulcrs nnd magistrates In obeying , honoring ml sustaining the law.1 The action taken settles n vexed nuestlon ml places an effectual bar ngulnst future lolygamom marriages in Utah , it la the nest important step taken by the church for nero than a quarter of n century. \ Mormon .Mls-tloimr.v'rt Statement. yi'.vf YOHK , Oct. H. Miss Inez Coultro of rovoClty , Pa. , who recently arrived from Salt Lake City. Utu'i. whore she w.is doing nisslonnry work , oJ.iy submitted a stnte- ncntto General O'Belmo , superintendent of tnmiijration , with a view to aiding these who nro interested in stopping the immigration of Mormon converts to thU country. Tlio Mor- non church , she says , p.iys for tlio p issajfe to his country of converts and then pays their uilro.nl faro to Salt Lake. The ignorant converts coino to Salt Like : City Hlled with irotnlses of a life of ease and luxury and vitli the idea that the church will aid In their support. Instead of this they are housed llko animals in miserable ndobo huts. They give one-tenth of all they possess nnd one- oath of all thevearn to support the church. These girls have no voice in the mutter of tlieir disposal and very soon learn that .hey are to bo spiritun1 wives to some of the jasest creatures the church produces. How earnestly they wish they wcro airain in their own land and away from the clutches of these Mormon tyrants. Hut there is very Uttlo : iopo for them after they are onw in their clutches. "Why not stop them in New York joforo thev have become imbued with vice mil nro beyond our power to help ! " Miss Coultro says she could cite scores of cases that have come under her attention. r'.l.V.ll > , l JltlLISit l\tltl > KII.I.ED. A Notorious Card KlmrU .Suddenly Passes in Ills Chcckx. ArrmsioSKan. . , Oct. 0. [ Special Tele gram to Tun BEI : . ] Information from Okla homa City snya : "Johnny" Kingston , u no torious auro thing gambler and keeper of a house of ill-fame , was killed there last week In a quarrel about a woman. Kingston belonged in Atchison , whcro lie lived from 1S.V until Oulaboma was opened. He was nn export nt three-cmil montc , atid was the friend , pal nnd pupil of the notorious "Canada Hill. " Kingston trav eled with Bill many years , and alter Bill's death became his successor as the king of that class of gamblers. Before the war , Kingston's house in Atchison was the resort and refuge of Cleveland , Jennison , ami other "red legs" who pilfered the country In the name of liberty and freedom. VISITING MAXUFACTOKIKS. The Iron nnd Steel Men Exnmlno Mnny Pcnnsylriuiia Industries. Pnii.AiiEi.tMiM , Oct. 0. The visiting metal- urglsts nnd iron men this morning made a visit to the industrial establishments and other points of Interest m the city. Dcspito the heavy downpour of rain about two hun dred of the visitors went to PhiBiilx- ville , where. they were shown through the blast furnaces and rolling mills , Still others crossed the Delaware river nnd wore conveyed by a special tr.iin to the Cnmden iron works. Others went down to Chester and visited the shipyards nnd the Kdgemoor iron works nt Wilmington , Del. The ladles of the party who did not maKetho trip were entertained nt luncheon at the ladles' club house on the grounds of the German town cricket club at Manhclm. Didn't Know it Wns rjondcd anil Killed Ills Drollier. AUKOIU , 111. , Oct. ( i. [ Special Telegram to THE BKE. I A terrible tragedy oi'currul two miles west of Oonva Saturday afternoon. Several weeks ago Mrs. Hnttie Gould went to Minnesota for a visit and loft thrco of her boys at homo to keep house. Saturday after noon , nfter doing up the housework , the boys prepared to go hunting and one of chcm , un known to the others , loaded the gun. Soon nflor Krnt'st , twclvo years old , picked up the weapon , supposing it unloaded , aimed at his brother Kred and pulled the trlggt-r. To his horror ho shot his brother through the head , killing him Instantly. The mother was at once telegraphed for and arrived last night. TwInH Seem to Itun In This Kntitina ATCIIIOSICan. . , Oct. n. [ Special toTim BEI : . ] Ono night last week the wife of John Bean , a woman of slxty-tlve , who lives at Valley Falls , a small town twenty mllc-i southwest of Atchison , gave birth to twins. On the same evening her daughter , Mrs. Stratton , presented her husband nish twins. The following day Mrs. Stratton received a letter from her son-in-law , of Arlington , Atchison county , Informing her that she was the grand-mothor of twins , the llrst born to her daughter , Mrs. Miller , who wns married a year ago. The thrco doubUi bhths occurred within tea minutes of each other. Cnnklin nt Mitchell. MITCIIEM. , S. D. , Oct. fl. [ Sporl.il Tele gram to , Tin : IJir. . ] .Tudgo S. J. f'oriklln , editor of Conklln's Dakotan , published at 'Watcrtown. made one of the ablest repub lican Hpccchci of the campaign. Ho had a larg(3 ( audience in which then ) were many In dependents. The judge has noon nn iinsollish worker lu the Interests of the fanner * for tea years. _ _ Vo Piimliii ; Anticipated , [ Co/rf//i | | | / / ( lynliyJamnrinnlnH llennrtt , ] LONDON' , Oct. --New [ York Herald Cable Special to Tun HIB. : ] The Herald correspondent in Ireland tologrdphs from the famine district that general distress ls looked for , but no famine , and that In some uncer tainty as to the , failure of the potato crop the American agitation Is uncalled for. ( Jnuid Diilcti MimuluH Very III. ST. I'ETnnsiifuo , Oct. ( ! . Grand Iuk Nicholas , undo of the war , Is in u critical condition , A cancerous affection XB brain.