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ESTABLISHED JUNE 19 , 1871. OMAHA , FRIDAY MOllKmO , OCTOBER 20 , 1893 , SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS. THOSE SENATE RULES Proposed Changes Vigorously Objected To by Silver Senators. > . .ij _ _ _ _ SPLENDID OBJECTS OF OBSTRUCTION Tull UBO Being Made of Them for that Pur pose by the AnU-Repcnlera. [ * ' MP , BUTLER HAD TO BE CALLED TO ORDER Mr. Mandcrson Objected to the Language Used In Speaking to Mr. Hill , ANOTHER DAY OF SPICY DIALOGUES . Duholn , I'nlntcr , Ilonr mid Otliern xpreM Tliouiiclvcft Treoly on the Pres ent Legislative Funglc Dclmto on the iti prut Hill Hcsumnl. WASUISQTON. Oct. 10. When the senate entered upon the third division of the legis lative day of Tuesday , at the expiration of tbo recess at 10 o'clock this morning , less than it do/en senators wcro present. Exactly half an hour was consumed in securing n quorum. The Now York-New Jersey bridge bill was laid before the senate und referred to the committee on commerce. A report from tha finance committee was read , containing the communication received from the Treasury department In response to a resolution calling for information us to the probability of a delicti. The report shows the deficit for the first thrco months of the present year to bo over 121,000,000 , at the rate of over $77,000,000 for the year. It shows the actual expendi tures during the Ilrst three months to have bean over $03,000,000 , , or an average of about 133,000,000 a month. At the same rate the expenditure for the year would aggregate about 104,000,000 , , or about $21,000,000 more than the estimated expenses and would show nn Increase of expenditures over sup posed actual receipts of a llttlo ver $77,000- 000. The secretary says a dcflhlto forecast tor the whole year was impossible , but it WUB apparent Hint , should the present con ditions continue , thp doflcil al Iho end of the year will bo about $50,000,000. , Drilled Into Silver. Mr. Stewart of Nevada then tooic tlio floor on a motion to amend the journal of Monday lasl so as to show thu presence of Mr. Teller whan ho failed to answer to his name-on roll call. Ho argued that Uio midst of an exciting discussion was Hot the tlmo to change the rules of the senate. Mr. Stewart soon drifted Into u general discussion of the silver question. Jn concluding , Mr. Stowarl aid the appeal to the vice president lo make him infamous throughout all ages was most outrageous. Ho wus nu American and vrould not lay his hand upon the constitu tion and laws of his country. The rules of the senate were made for occasions like the present to protect the minority and Ihoy would protect them. Mr. Dubols , republican , of Idaho re garded the present as an unfortunate occa sion to attempt to change the rules. No senator would opnnso by obstructive methods the will of the people expressed at , the polls , and there could bo no doubt that the people had spoken through the instru mentality ol the ballot ou tbo tariff ques tion. Hill Grown Inquisitive. Mr. Hill Does the senator know of any method under the existing rules whereby the majority can pass this or nny other bill provided twenty senators are determined that it shall not passt Mr. Dubols-1 say that any bill which the people of this country desire passed and on which they have voted , will bo passed by the senate. "How } " "By a vote. " "Do you know , " Mr. Hill asked , "any method under existing rules whereby n bill can ba passed if twenty senators insist that it shall not bo uonol" "Tho same method which has applied from the foundation of the go > uriiuient , " replied Mr. Dubols. Air. Dubols said u majority favored a com promise. In respect to tbo criticism of him self for not voting. Mr. Dubols said It was his pleasure and delight to sit in the senate , but If his expulsion from the semite would prevent tlio passage of the repeal bill ho would not hesitate for n moment. He would not reply to the remarks of Mr. White of Louisiana , favoring tlio expulsion of n manor /or refusing to voto. He could not afford In the senate lo use the language of the bar room. Mr. ralmor'n Worn. 'Mr. Hill , In the absence of Mr. White , thought thu argument of Mr. White only wonl to the extent that if u senator re mained in his scat when his imnio was called and did nol answer ho was guilty of disorderly conduct. And ho was not nwaro that that doctrlno had bccu repudiated by any senator. Mr. Palmer , democrat , of Illinois regarded Mr. Toller's motion that his ( Toller's ) name bo entered us present on u roll call when ho did not answer as a personal request , Mr. Palmer went on sarcastically to remark ho mid understood that the senate was a cour- teotiB body , and that a personal request of n senator vnis always acceded to on the 'lofty ground of courtesy. It wus dUerodltahlo to the senator who made the reiucst to debate It. Mr. Palmer thereupon asked unanimous consent that the request bo acceded to. When Senatois Uutois , Allen und Butler vigorously objected. Mr. Palmer , hi slum- la toil Boriousness , said : "I confess my us-4 tonlsbntcnt. fljiujfhter.l My idol Is broken : 1 abandon the motion In despair. " I Laugh- tci'.J As Mr. Palmer sat down an obstreperous Infant in the gallery teMed Its lung power , nnd , as Its mother was carrying it oui of the gallery , it uttered a pitiful wall. "Listen to the echo of my despair. " eald Mr. Palmer quickly , and general laughter cmmvd , Mr , Quay , republican , of Pennsylvania gave notlco of an amendment to the ropcul bill , providing the act shall take effect on January 1,16'Jti , , Opposed Any t.'lianiffl In Ihu Itnl-n. Mr. CAI ! , democrat , of Florida opposed * uy rhunge in the rules and was followed by Mr. Butler , democrat , of South Carolina in an Impassioned argument against the prupo- Itlous of the senator from New York ( Mr , Hill ) anil the senator fiom Texas ( Mr. Mills ) , If their docirlnecie thu correct ouo , why no\ \ make n boullrn of the rules ! Ho thnu read extracts from un artlclo Wilton by Mr Mills nnd published In the Jx'cu-th American Rovlew of December. IS ! : ' . ) , onu of which read : "Tho rules of the house nto also intended , like all other laws , to pro- te 't the wciik ntfalust the strong , " "And yet , " Mr. Butler uM. within three yc.us pf thot'moof thb publication of the artlelo the senator- from Texas propose * to override - ride the Hir.HutioH p-eseril'tM ' in tlio i-oiuti- tutlon uiul rules uiii ! to uiilvoiut through tlio enato motion to clniigo the rules to enable - able , n * was fiahuud the irajorlty to tran- uct busir.rfis. li vriil iu < vcr be ilono with Biy coiifcnV. " Mr lull propounded to Mr. Butler the qursilon he bail atVed Mr. Dubols to point out how a vote roulu bo ver.chett. Mr. Butler replied that when the majority found Itself In that position with a strong , determined , hlucore anxiety to pass a bill , It would make sumo concession In order to gel it through and if that wuniot done , the bill ought not to pass "Tl-en , 1 mdvr.iUud it. " sala Mr Hill , "it fcuot thoiuitjuili ) thallia * passed u bill hi this hotly nnd the bills passed do not reflect the sentiment of the majority , but of the minority } " At thr Mrrcy of tlir Minority. "Oh , no , " dissented Mr. Butlur. "Tho plftln doctrine announced by the senator from New York Is that the majority cannot pass a bill because It must always com promise with the nilnoiity , I do nol believe that " Mr. Butler denied the assertion that that was his proposition and said Mr. Hill had bodged the question. " 1 understand , " said Mr. Hill , "tbo sen ator from South Carolina to say that If n majority refuse to compromise with a minor ity Ilia bill ouitht nol to pass. " Mr. Butler And 1 repeat It. Mr. Hill And there 1 take Issue with the senator. Mr.'Biitler I state the minority is clothed with n certain rlcht by the constitution and the rules , and in pursuance of It , with a power to prevent the passage of obnoxious measures , and when tha majority has ex pressed Itself In n constitutional way , tn accordance with the rules , I submit it has thu power and right to pass measures nnd not until then. Mr. Palmer Docs the senator believe the majority has n right to vote for u measure ? Mr. Butler That depends upon how Iho majority behaves itself. [ Laughter. ] Mr. Palmer But they cannot vote unless they nrccdu to tha plan of thu minority. Air. Butler They can voto. \Tnntn to Know When llo Cun Vote. Mr. P.ilmer When can I , ns ono of the senators from Illinois , volut Mr. Butler When dob.ito- exhausted. Mr. Palmer Then I understand this to bo the Interpretation of tha .senator from South Carolina : Tha minority has the right In good faith to exercise tha fullest debate , but 1 deny that It has the right to debate for the purpose ot exhausting time. Mr. Butler Nobody has done that. Mr. Palmer It has been claimed by sev eral that Iho minority has the right to adopt obstructive methods. Several senators uttered an emphatic , "No. " Mr. Butler Who is lo determine whether I am obstructing now or not ? Mr. Palmer First , the senator himself , and , second , the majority of tlio senate. Mr. Harris rlslng to n question of order , said It was a gross violation of the rules for occupants of the galleries to glvo expression to applause as had been done recently , The Vice President Does the senator movq to have the galleries cleared ! Mr. Stewart I would. , Mr. Harris I will If the offense is re peated. The vice president admonished the gal leries to observe the rules , announcing , tlmt upon a repetition of the ofCeuso he would oidcr the galleries cleared. Mumlersoii Culled Him Down. When order was restored Mr. Butler said : "I am perfectly well aware that under the rules of this body , which the senators from Now York and Texas are ready to trample upon and cast aside and convert the scnato Into n town meeting , no applause shall be al lowed In the galleries , and if 1 have been the means nobody applauds mo but If the friends of the senator from Now York are gathered hero to express their approbation of his methods , I should be very glad , Mr. President , to invite that senator nut upon some street corner where he ami I can have it out for Iho benefit of the mass.es. " Mr. Mandorson , who arose to a point of order I ask the enforcement of the rule that a senator , when called to order , shall take his seat. Mr. Butler Docs the senator como to order ? Mr. Mandcrson I do. The vice president directed Mr. Butler to take his seat. The language for whieh Mr. Butler was called to order wus then read by the ofllcial reporter. Mr. Mandursou realized that tha dcb.ita for the last few days had been characterised by a degree of personality unbecoming the senators who have Indulged In it , nnd not bciitting the chamber. Ho thought all that was necessary was that in cooler moments the senator from South Carolina should hear the repetition of the words he had used. Wim Just n I.lttlo Playful. On motion of Mr. Harris Mr. Butler was allowed to proceed In order and said that ho had used the language iu a playful sense. "In a Pickwickian sensel" said Mr. Hill. "Yes , that Is n better expiesslon. " Mr. Butler said nothing was further from his Intention than to say anything unkind. Ho had not Invited the senator to meet' him on a street corner to light , but for the pur pose of a little legitimate slump speaking. Mr. Butler then asked Mr. Hill whether ho would bo bound by the rules in the proposi tion to amend the rules. After Mr. Hill had said in a most signifi cant way that "the senator from South'Car olina need not be Impatient" about the methods to ba pursued to bring about u change of the rules , ho continued : " 1 in sist uoon it thai any restriction Iu the rules wheriibj the majority is deprived of power in making an amendment to the rules , is not bhidlng upon tbo seuato. " "Tno position is then this , " said Mr. But lur , "that the rules are binding upon the minority and do not bind the majority 1" . "That Is not the posttlbh , " replied Mr. Hill. "Wo cannot llo ourselves up so that tha majority has not the right to amend the rules. " Tightly Tliul by u Coilo of Jtules. Mr. Btttlnr If the senator will pardon mo , wo have tied ourselves up by a coda of rules to which tlio'senator subscribed when ho took the oath. Now I undoistand. the senator to say ho 1s not bound by tha rules except so far as Ihoy mcol his approval. Mr. Hill If wo have , as the stuiator says , tied up ourselves so wo cannot change the rules , than I proimo to untie tha rules so wo can bu permitted to change them. Mr. Bullcr Ilowt Mr. Hill Bysimply presenting at the proper tlmo and hour and place and occasion lo bo dnlermlnou upon by tha majority , an amendmentto our rules , and proceed. "Without noticol" asked Mr. Vest. "As rcxulated by the majority , " replied Mr , IIUl , "and then vote upon it. If tbo majority desires to change , the rules there Is no practical difficulty. ' * Mr. Butler Tlioul understand tbo senator from Now York , In proceeding to change the rules , would disregard rule -10. Mr. Hill Thus furl huvo proceeded within the letter of the rule , Tlio position of the majority upon this question would depend upon tha attitude of the minority. Mr. Btitloi1 Then I understand the senator would not bo bound by tha rules in proceed ing to amend , hut would amend the rules according to the vlows ot tlio majority at any lima of tha day , 1'oucr to Chnuca the Itult'i , Mr. Hill I have said that the power to change the rules U a constitutional right. It overrides any particular rule , Mr. Butler I am not asking what the ma jority would do ; 1 am itsking what thn senator from Now York would do. Mr. Hill I hope I am ono of the majority. I hope licforo the debate it through , the majority will bo found by my bldo ready to insist upon the constitutional ri ht to amend the rules- whereby we can carry out the pro visions of the constitution that vests the majority , nnd not the minority , with the power to legislate. Mr. Bullcr To that proceeding there would bo no objection , not the slightest. 1 have Jlnally got the senator from Now York to a point what I confebs wab ruthardlftlcult. [ Laughter , ] Mr. Stewart remarked that Mr. Hill was on the funru on the silver question , which brought forth thu reply from Mr. Butler that whm the persuaslvo eloquence of the louator from Nevada had had a little further play the Now York senator would drop completely over ou thu silver side. [ Laughter. ] Mr , Stem art modestly concurred in this view , M- . Hoar asked Mr. Butler a question , which he answered In the Yankee fashion , by asking another ; whether thu senator from Massachusetts held that the tenato could change lu rules except under the rulo&i Sir , Hour' * Ojilulon , Mr. Hoar If there wrro a motion m.'ulo to amend the rules , und that motion was OS SSCOSP TA.OK. ALL TALKING COMPROMISE Senators Tire of Wasting Time and Turn in Search of a Middle Ground , LOOKING FOR THE RELIEF TO COME TODAY Ilciilillenn | Formally Decide to Await tha I'lcmuro or the DcmocrnU Ilourbou Ijt > no > r Cnnaiill In Vnln on Terms nl Agreement. WASHINGTON , Oct. 10. Tha republicans In the senate uru gutting into shape to ho able , to take advantage ns a part } ' of any mistakes - takes which the democrats may make on the financial question as affected by the \Vilsoii-Voorlices repeal bills. Senator Sherman's speech has hart the ef fect of stirring them up to the Importance of belli ? prepared for united action If the opportunity should present itself anil ever since the speech was made , they have been discussing the advisability of a meeting tor exchange of vlows ami for ilia purpose of outllnlnpu policy. This desultory talk resulted In a de cision on the part of Senator McMillan to Invlto the repeal republicans to meet at his house , which they did last night at 0:30. : None of the free coinage republicans were present , but there was quite a full attend ance of the senators now In the city who favor repeal , including Messrs. Sherman , Hoar , Fryo , Cullom , Aldrlch , Proctor , Man- dcrson , Carey , Lodge , McMillan , Wushburn , Davis anil Gallmgar. Senator Fryo was called to the chair and most of those present expressed their vlows at length upon the situation , and the line of policy to bo pursued. The meeting did not adjourn until midnight. One of the leading members of the conference expressed the opinion that the democrats could not agrco on any Hue of policy , and said that this was in accord with Information re ceived from some of the host informed dem ocrats. Will Just IVnlt. Tatting this information as a basis for the remarks , the republicans present wcro asked to outline their views as to what should bo done. There was n prac tical unanimity of. opinion to the effect that the Best policy to pursue at present was to remain perfectly quiet and permit the demo crats to take their o'wn course , to do nothing to prevent the progress of tbo repeal bill. They resolved to glvo the democrats to understand that as a party they were there to vote upon the bill whenever It should bo brought and were prepared to remain in the senate as long as would bo ne cssary to pass the measure , but that if it should become evident that the democrats could not possibly agree after a further and sufllcicnt trial , the republicans should themselves prepare ) u measure and ask the scnato to pass it. There was some discussion on the rules and the majority expressed a willingness to assist in amonelnsr these if it were necessary to cot the bill through. There was some difference of opinion on this subject , how ever , and some senators expressed disap proval of any change which would help the democrats in passing tha tariff and election bills. It was generally con ceded , however. Jhat there was no possi bility of amending the rules at present. The discussion as to the merits of any action which the renuulicans might take looking tea a settlement of the question indicated that the sentiment was not nil on the side of unconditional repeal , but several expressed the opinion that a compromise which would continue silver recognition would bo preferable. It is stated that the republicans present , who idid not compose a majority of the party in the senate , decided to let their course in the future depend upon getting the acbulcsccnco of a majority i DrniDoraU Trying to Agrco. The democrats of thn senate today ng'aln devoted their time almost exclusively to an effort to reach an understanding among themselves , and consider that they are In a fair way to agree upon a bill to be brought into the honate. at the beginning of next week. They have indeed been devoting their attention so exclusively to the com promise question that but very few of thorn remained in the scnato during the session. There were , however , no suggestions upon the part of the silver men of the want of a quorum , for the reason that tlio.v under stood tlio situation and were willing to permit the compromise work to go on unin terrupted. It may ho stated as a fact that the demo cratic steering committee , which lias the compromise measure in hand , has almost agreed upon the terms of a bill and is now devoting itself to getting the various fac tions to accept it. There has been little erne no dlftlcutty in securing the acquiescence of the silver democrats. Some of them find some fault with it because of the limited recognition of silver , but after uttering this protest consent to accept it for the purpose of bringing the wrangling in the senate to n closo. They also say that the bill proposed will carry silver into the next congressional campaign and permit the voters to express their opinions upon the subject. ] ( u | > oalur8 Unlit Out , Somn of the repeal democratic senators are still holding out for absolute repeal and ft Is with this class that the committee is now laboring. It la bollovod by some outside the committee that there nro four or ilvo of these whoso acquiescence in any compromise cannot bo secured .under any condition , but the members of the committee who have been especially active do not yet despair of making the hill a party measure and of gut ting the entire party vote in thu senate. The opinion Is expressed that If thu majority falls in bringing in these objectors the vote neces sary to put the bill through will bo found among the silver men on the republican side. The bill \vhlch will bo brought , as now contemplated , will bo a kimplo measure. It will extend the provisions of the present sli ver purchasa lawuntil the 1st of January. 1H95 , with n reduction of the monthly uur- chuse to 'J00,0X ( ) ounces of silver per month. It will nlsn pruvido for thu coinage immedi ately at the seigniorage of the silver at pres ent in the treasury. It is assorted that it docs not include any provision for bonds , but that point is not yet determined definitely. The proposition which is meeting with most favor in tbo committee is to continue the purchase of silver at the tutoof J.f.OO.OOO ounces per month until 00,000,000 ounces are purchased. It Is learned that Senator Vilas is homing out against the compromise , and ho Is thu only member of the committee that has not given his consent. Secretary Car lisle's couiibol ! ius been bought. Uclio nf a Humor , Senator Jones of .Nevada tuttted Senator Porter of KHIISJS , as they loft thu senate' chamber after the bcsslon this afternoon , over the prospect of hU not getting an op portunity to finish his speech As Senator Jones has on hand a speech , half delivered , Mr. I'effer was able to respond in kind , This was hut tha echo of tha report about thn capital that u compromise had been agieed upon by thu democratic ! senators. There In no doubt , but this is HubbtHnliall.v correct ; yet there Is a slight obstruction somewhere which makes the committee cautious about giving out the details. It is believed the piesulmit has not yet expressed his approval of the substitute pioposod , mid that there arc members of thu committee und of the tenato who deslro bin tipproval before committing themselves. It may bo stated , however , that members of the senate on both Miles , without exccy- tlon , regard it as settled that a mcasuro is in course of preparation by the dciuocr.itio steering committee , the condition : ) of whK-h , except ab to details , have been ugrteit upon practically by thu t'i'Iro ilemooratk Ute. Senator * Ar taut tutu. fienaUir Voorhfts. who its loader of tbo fuitui could have no part in an effort to secure compromise , ahowed Mint ho con sidered the end nonr.'ilnd ' when questioned replied ho would not bo nurjirlscd If the day's work'should produce Important results. Senator Coikrell , the 'lender of the com promise forces , was also cautious. Ha ad mitted that the 'steering committed had had the subject ( unhand , hut declared that nothing hud been accomplished. Tha com- mlttca was engaged until 8 o'clock today In the room of the senate committee on appro priations , consulting among themselves and with Individual senators. At that time they strolled out singly and In pairs und went to thcTrcasurydepartmcnt , wliero , supposedly , they hud a confereneo with the secretary. After leaving the department some of the members of thaco'nmltlco returned to the capital , hut Senators niackburn and Hansom were not among thin number and the rumor was abroad that they wnro calling on Mr. Cleveland , It is hollared the committee received some encouragement nt the Treasury department , Tor after Mr. Cook- roll's ititurn ho again set to work upon tha proposed bill , calling tu several democratic senators , Including Jones of Arkansas and Harris and Caihdcn , to help him. Not Agrcmt on llomls. There is a wldo divergence of vlows as to the bond question. There arc a great tunny senators on the democratic side who are anxious tn eliminate the bond question from the bill entirely and If Secretary Carlisle will only say the parity of gold and silver can bo preserved without bonds the ques tion will not bo touched. The proposed law will add only about $1210.000,000 to the silver circulation , counting thu seigniorage , sup posing It will cease Its operations thu 1st of January , 18115 , and some think if will ho un necessary to do unythlmr nt all about bonds. If tha question Is handled at all , It will bo dealt with indirectly by confirming the rlcht of the secretary of the treasury to issue bonds under the net of 1ST" ) , limiting the amount to $ 'JOO,000KK ( ) , the Interest to 8 per cent and the tijno to livoyears , and providing that the bonds shall bo used only to strengthen the gold reserve und not fur banking purposes. , Will Submit It to n Cnucui. There Is a difference of opinion as to tbo time the proposed bill will ba introduced in the senate. Some think It may go in to morrow ; others say It will bo submitted tea a democratic caucus first , and at any rate it will not ho IntiodUccd before Monday. There is a general feeling that the bill should bo put upon its passage as soon ns possible to prevent further harsh fouling. Indeed , it is understood the committee has had In mind the iniportunco of putting a stop as soon us possiblc'to ' this exhibition on tha part of tha democratic senators and It Is an open secret that this has had a great deal to do in forcing an understanding. If the bill should pass It is regarded us certain that congress will Immediately adjourn. DIUVOSKa OF XllK JttlHWS CAXK. Action In tha t'rcmlc Taken by Hie I'rrs- bytcrlun S.vn'nd of 7So\v York , noaiir.sTKH , N. Y. , Oct. 19. Excitement was intense nt the session of the Presbyter ian synod today whcn'it'fcecamo ' known that the judicial committed , which had been in session nearly nil nigh't , had agreed on its report and was ready to "submit it. The main position of the rnport pertaining to the Briggs case read ns folloWs : Judicial case No. U consists of five com plaints made in November , ISO : ! , against the action of the presbytery of New York. The ilrst represents the presbytery of New York ( ! in the case of Hov. Charles A. Briggs , D.D. , and is signed by Charles A. Brlggs und five others. The second : Is'ugalnst ' the refusal of thu presbytery to sustain the first objection entered by the defendant to the amended charges in the case Vof Kov. Charles A. Brlggs and is slgisd''by' Charles A. Brlggs and Fruuels Brown. , The third is the refusal1 of 'tho presbytnry of New York to entertain the second ob jection to the ainenilcd charges niudo1 by Hov. Charles A. Bripgs and is signed by C. A. Brlggs and Francis Brown. The fourth Is ncainst tlio presbytery for refus ing by a vote of 70 to OS to strike out from the amended charaes in the case of Rev. Briggs the concluding passage , which is signed by C. A. Brings and Francis Brown. The fifth is aealnst the action of the pres bytery of December ' 1 , 180Jrln voting that the evidence offere'd by the prosecution be cousldorcd competent and which is signed by C. A. Bripgs und Frai is Brown. The judicial committee 'tako this occasion to confirm the right of all complainants in the presbytery to jtslc relief of the synod whenever they are aggrieved , and all loyal Presbyterians acknowledge the largest lib erty under our const ! tutio'a and form of gov ernment in seeking .a true adjustment of their dllllcultles. But in this case we recom mend these complaints ba 'dismissed for the following considerations : The above mentioned Aye complaints all relate to occurrcuces'ou ' thej two trials of Dr. Briggs by the presbytery of New York. The merits of that case | iavci nil been heard on appeal In two general assemblies. In the general assembly ol < .lSU3 the whole case was heard at great length and-a linnl judgment was rendered at that time by that assembly covering the whole caso. This , In our opin ion , clearly und finally disposes of all ques tions in those casHs , ho mutter when these cases > vere pending. MJIS. r.H.lSK AHJt . llllS , JO/i.VS. Knn a * Womiin Rullrnil > ts In the Midst of a Family ( juarrel. ToreiCA , Oct. 10. The previous publica tion of recent correspondence between Mrs. Laura M. Johns and Mrs. Mary U Lease baa caused a commotion &moug tha women of the state. Many reasons are given for the rup- ruro , but the original provocation seems to havq been Mrs. LeasoVworlr in forcing the suffrage Issue prematurely. It was the origi nal intention of Mrs. Johns and her asso ciates of the Kansas Equal Suffrage associa tion to wait until the men could agree upon a constitutional convention. In which the women hoped to have representation and there make their light. Hut Mrs. Lease caused the suftragist plank to bo incorpor ated in thu populist platform by the Wichita convention which led to the same action by the republican convention. The advocates of the original scheme have continued to complain ot Mrti. Lease's ac tions until now it is said the quarrel has grown until It Is nothing more nor less than a division in thu rauks < of the suffragists on political grounds , the populists tukln ; Mrs , Lease's side and thn rcDubllcans Mrs , John's. The populists , it is further said , bohovo that back of it all umUlioical inspiration of the quarrel Is jealdusy of Mrs. Lease's growing Influence , not only iu Kansas , but in the country at largo. ' A//DT ( jpzr/5 FKKELV , Masked Unblii-r * IIvliiT Vl > Saloon null Wound jtho'Ulimiurt. tin CUOSSK , Wis. , Oct. Ill , Three daring masked men hold up9 every one in Ausfeld er's saloon at 10 o'claulc'tonight , shot two persons , oao ot thorn probably fatally , cleaned out the money drawer und made their escape before thelrvlctlins could make an outcry or summon two-police. The habitues of the ulocu wore seated at tha tables playing car > u when three men , each with a dark hnudiorchlof | over his face , entered. Ifincli uiun carried a big revolver and covered the wholeiprowil at ouco und commanded the salooa keeper to yield up what ho haa. Ausfeldcr handed up over $23. Then one of the boarders was ordered to stand up and ha yielded $20. Ni l jj little German fol low , known ns Casper , was called on to turn over u hut ho had , Ilajuughed and pushed the robbers away. BaiyUgi ' 'You clear out and let mcnloua. " U As soon ns tin a Idit , Ills nil three of the men llrcd as qufck as ujlasb. The man who had given t'JO was Mj In the leg , Casper caught t\yo balls iu thphcid , and dropped to tha floor fatally wounded , The robbers stayed lonir cnonuti tu clean out the money drawer awl tlwu Ifed. 'The polke are search- 1 K foi the bold robber ' * . " KORr Hrue lu Xiiw I oik Jlurlior. New YUIIK , Oct. IU. United States steam ship ICcarsago arrived a 17.'JO tbia morning' PEIXOTO'S ' VICTORY DOUBTED Passengers from Eio de Janeiro Declare that Mollo's Ships Are Safo. REPORTED ARTILLERY DUEL HARMLESS Ituinorx oT thn Dolrnt nt tlio I Colored to Mult thn ldnt ( if the Tottorlni ; ( loteminent of tlio Itrpulillc. BUENOS Avur.s , Argentina ( via Galvostoti , Tex. ) , Oct. 10. | By Mexican Cable to the Now Yoric Herald Special to TUB BF.K. ] Eighteen passengers who Imvo Just arrived from Hto do Janeiro say that Iho reports of the sinking of the Arano by Fort S.uita Cruz aio unfounded. When they left Ulo the war vessel had crossed the bar and had anchored tn tbo bay. The artillery duel between the fort and the Arano and Pallas on October 10 , ac cording to thcso passengers , was en tirely harmless so far ntho warships are concerned. Both of them wcro with the rest of Admiral Mello's Hoot on the bay , and , so far as they could see or learn , none of the warships had suffered In any of the engagements. It appears that Iho Arano and Pallas endoavoted to forcea , passage of the harbor and wcro llrcd upon by Fort Santa Ciw. First reports said that both vessels \\creserloiisly Injured , and later It was said the Arano had been sunk and the Pallas repulsed. The passengers say that such reports as this have been sent out from ofllclal circles , and are therefore untrustworthy , the utmost care being taken by the government to prevent - vent the real facts from becoming known. Will Dntormlno tlio WneltH Cnno. SANJ03B , Costa KIca- ( via Galvcston , Tox. ) , Oct. 10. [ By Mexican Cable to the Now York Herald Special to THE BKI : . ] There is a possibility that some conclusion may bo reached In the case of Lawyer Franc's ' II , Weeks before long. The cabinet will moot tomorrow and Premier Iglesias has request cd Don Pcc.irdo Jlminez do Crime , several judges of the supreme court and other members of the local b.ir to Join in n conference upon the extradition of Weeks. It is evident , judging from the eminence of the gentlemen summoned to the conference , that the question of extradition will be care fully considered , both as to its legal bearing and Its international significance. Sulclilo ol u Dcrntillliii ; Ofllcer. LIMA , Peru ( via Galvcston , Tex. ) , Oct. 10. [ By Mexican Cable to the Mew York Herald Special to THE Br.E.l Seuor Boisot , ex-treasurer of the municipality of Cullao , and who in said to have appropriated some of the public funds , has killed himself. He compromised his defalcations , however , before taking his life. Congress has passed a law which sets aside the police regulations under which papers opposed to the government were sup pressed and the editors fined and imprisoned. Editor Barrlg'a.'Who'lliis'bdeif accreting hnv ) self for somo'tfmo , has , iu consequence of the promulgation of tlilsMaw , left his hiding place and his paper , the Fumla , is again published. The House of Deputies has taken hold of the financial situation. The minister of finance obtained a sacret session of tha sen ate und.explained to it the financial difll- culties of the country. The senate appointed a special committee to investigate and to recommend an immcdiato remedy. Ke-KstiilillKliod Cold. Ono result of the agitation is the passage by the House of Densities of the ilrst clause of n bill re-establishing gold ns the currency of the countiy and prohibiting the importa tion of silver coin. The country has been Hooded with Spanish and Mexican silver , and this action , It Is expected , will put a stop to its Importation. Congressional Investigation has unearthed a serious disorcanizcr in the public accounts in almost all public departments. The mat ter has taken such a shape , and the disorder has been found to be so general , that con gress has advised the government of tha necessity for an Immediate change. To llo Condemned u u Traitor , Kafacl Soto , who Is supposed to bo an em issary of Plerola , has been arrested at Callno. Ho arrived on board ; i steamer from Iqulquu and was apprehended when ho reached land. It Is stated that ox-Prcsidont Caceros will bo declared a traitor to his country by con gress , and that his rights as a Peruvian citizen will bo taken away frotn him. This action , it is said , will bo bacd on the fact that ho granted Ecuador a part of Peru vian territory while ho was at th * head of the government. A bitter feeling haa existed against Caccrca ever slnco the campaign for the election of president began. Ills own party desired , to place Mm iu power bcc.iuso of his desire to prolong the military system of the country , which had become burdensome to the people. An intunso hatred of him was engendered , and If congress declares him a traitor it will bo no surprise , for his enemies are legion. Ever since President Morales Berm'udez opened congress In July it has been expected that Bomothing would bo done , and that action bus been delayed BO long Is u surprise. T1IICIK WKI.CO.Ui : NOT W.VMNU. Itiiitlun VUitora to I'.irU Still Jtoccivect with ICiltlitmutm ICviTyivhore. PAIIIH , Oct. 10. Admiral Avellun visited Marshal Canrobcri today. Marshal Canro- bcrt received the Husslnn admiral and his staff In full uniform and wearing the grand cordon of the Hussian order of St. Andrew , Keplying to the Hussian commander's greet ing , the marshal said the French oftlcors in Iho Crimea , though lighting Russians , could not restrain the admiration they fell for Iho latter's courage. In fact it was in the Crimea that the Friiich first Joyed and esteemed the Unmans. Admiral Avellun replied that though ho was too young to remember the Crimean war , thn reception Franco had accorded to the Husslunb had shown her sympathies. Within half an hour Marshal Cunrobert drove to the Military club to lot urn the visit. The Rus lane lunched at the ministry of foreign affairs today and received the usual ovation wherever they wnro rccognUcd on the streets. At Iho ministry the now famil iar toasts to Russia and France were pro posed and drunk with enthusiasm. After lunch the Hubsluns were entertained at a ro- cepllon at which many of the Cabinet minis ters were present as well us several members of the diplomatic corps. The vicinity of the Hotel tip Ville was packed with people toujght when the Russians arrived to attend a banquet given by the president , They were greeted with rhr.ors , bands and choirs , who rendered the Rusbiun anthem. Prcbidont Carnet pro- Mded , and on each side of him were Baron von Moreuiiiilm and Adminl Avollan. At the conclusion PruiUcnt Caruot offered n toast to thu Kun&lau c/ur and Baron vou MoronliL'iin in icturn. toattcd the president of Fr-iaco. Thu pre meut of the municipal council next toasted the Hussian nation , the sister of tha French nation , and was re sponded to by Admiral A\ollan , who nsked the company to drink to Iho city of Paris. lONOItlMI Till : DKAI ) . IliicMnlion and Ooiitinil forgotten In thn liilotli-iitloii of ric.-imirr. PAni < > , Oct. 10. The question of giving ft state funeral to the rcunitis of OounoJ , the ; rcat composer , who died yesterday morn- , remains In nbovauco. In any event , the funeral will not occur until nffrtho fotc * in honor of the Husslann are over. Under xny other circumstances tha populace would liavo plunged itself and this now mad city at cast Into mourning. Public funerals with tramcndoun displays nf outward grluf would have been Insisted upon. No more Inrclblo Illustration of the fickle ness of French nature could be afforded than this continued round of festivities , whllo MacMahoti and Gounod are lying In state dead nt the gates of Paris , whoso cltlpcns have no tlmo tonttoud their funerals until the cup of pleasure has been drained to thu dregs In eompany with Husshu sailors. Thu oabluut decided this evening that Marshal M\eMahon : should have a national funeral from the Egllsu dos Invalldus on Sunday. _ UUAUKILIU VUTII WIM.I.YM. Ucrumny'ft Sllnlnter of AVnr Itolcim Ills Hiicrrmor. x , Oct. 10. Emperor William , ac cording to a dispatch from Berlin , has ac cepted the resignation of General Von Kal- tcnborn-Staehau , minister of war. General Bronsard-Schcllcndcrf , who has succeeded General Kaltcnboru-Stnchau as minister of war , has already had experience In that position , having been war minister from 188,1 to 1SSS. during which period ho In troduced many reforms. Tha question of cavalry Improvement , which struck the em peror during his recent Inspection of the Austrian army maneuvers , Is said to have been the causa of the disagreement of the emperor and bis recent minister of war. Dlnnolntlon Kxpeuteil lu Aimtrln. VICNXA , Oct. 10. The political situation In Austria is greatly strained. The govern ment docs not possess the majority necessary to pass a motion of apnroval of the repressive sivo measures taken as a result of Czech dis turbances In the city of Priigub. All parties are estranged from Iho govcrnujent on ac- counl ot the franchise bill , and the JourneyIng - Ing of Count von Tawflo , president of the council and minister of the interior , and Count von Kalnoky , minister of foioipn affairs , to Biidn Pesth. where they are to consult with Emperor Franz Josef , has given rise to the report thai n dissolution nf Par- llamonl Is to bo anticipated In the near future. iS AT THE CommlxHlnncr Report * that lie Cannot Itlil tlio Agency of'lhnne L wli3 H lrellonn. WASHINGTON , Oct. 10. Great uneasiness Is felt at the Pine Kuleo Indian agency on ac count of the numerous renegade Indians from other reservations , and It is believed that the troops will have to bo called upon to suppress thcso lawless fellow s. A report has been made to this affect by the Indian agent nt Pine Uidgo to the com missioner of Indian affairs. Tbo agent said ho had for some time been trying to" rid the reservation of tno lawless renegades , but that lio. hajl , met with poor success. They aro. he says , a source of constant danger. Ho also refers to the sanitary arrange ments of the , Agency which , ho savs , are bad in the extreme and unless arrangements arc made for tholr Improvement ho feiuy a pesti lence may break. No Naml Tor Troop * . Brigadier General Brooke , commander of the Department of tbo Platle , was shown Iho Washington dispatch yesterday and said : ' 'There is no need of troons at Pine Ridpo and none have been ordered. Some time ago about 100 Uucpapa Indians canio down from their reservation to visit friends at Pine Uldgo. They prolonged their visit to such a length thai the agent , Captain Penny , wired mo that ho thought it might bo necessary to usa forca to compel them tope po homo , as they hail refused to leave when requested. I have since learnou that the visitors have left the rldgo and started for homo. That is all there Is to It. " I mint n I'riillnncsi to UriinkemirsK. WASiiixoTON"Oct. 10. The Indian agent at Tulalip , Wash. , in his report to'tho In terior department , savs Intoxication Is tha predominant ovll among the Indians. Tha ovll will grow , ho thinks , because of the de cision of the courts thai an Indian holniug a patent to land Is a citizen. Hu requests In consequence ihat when a patent 1 given it shall not confer citizenship upon an Indian. fj oiitnuss JI.IXQVKTKD. I'lensnnt Word * for the Kiiiliiont Chnrcli- mnil Ulternil. BALTIMORE , Oct. 1'J. Invitations to the lanquet to Cardinal Gibbons ' by the Catholic club were soul to ; ho president , vice president and nil numbers of the cabinet. 'I ho vice president ilono accepted. Among tha other distin guished guests were Senator Gorman. Car dinal Gibbons occupied the scat of honor with Vice President Stevenson and Arch bishop Ireland to his right and Senator Gorman and Archbishop Redwood on his oft. President Wheoior of the Catholic club congratulated the cardinal iind proposed a toast to his huiilth , which was drank stand ing. Cardinal Gibbous , in responding to thu toatt to his health , which , ho sniil , wis ; not as good as It used to be , said bo wus glad of Iho harmony existing between church ami state , as repre sented by loading representatives horn. Church and Matt ) ran in parallel lines with no conlllct. The church cloviucs the stato. He would ba sorry to see religion and state any closer than tlio.v are now. Continuing , ho suld ho would pray that religion and freedom would over flourish , that wo ml ht advance In civlo virtue as wa wore advancing in spiritual prosperity. [ Applause. ] Senator Gorman followed and In glowing terms eulogized Cardinal Gibbons , Arch bishop Ireland also congratulated the car dinal. Movements of Oce.iti Meunnri , Oololur If ) , At Boulogne Arrived Sparndum , New York to Rotterdam , At fjonou Arrived Fulda , from Now York. At Hamburg Arrived Gothiu , from Now York : Rucla , from Now York. At Fustnot Sighted Suniiio , from Now York , for Liverpool. At Bremen Arrived Spree , from Now York. At Rotterdam Arrived Spaardam , from Now York , Crnckml Mif < i In Knlirntk.i , SALT LIKE , Oct. 10. William Gibson and Paul Hutchinson were arrested here today for a safe-craaklng Job committed In Grand Island , Neb , , last Sunday , They nro be lieved to bo experts , wanted In a doitm cities for similar jobs , Oluta I'rtvtorlB * Starting Up. MvxciBjlnd. , Oct. 10. The Maring-Hart wlndo\v glass factories und the Whiting Harvesting works , employing 1,500 men have losumotl. Other ( 'lass factories , employ - ploy ing an avgrogato of 1,000 inon , will resume - sume .Monday , MlllluiiHlre Droirnuil , DCI.VTII , Oct. 10.A telegram was receive ! today that Charles WelU , the millionaire lumberman und capitalist , whllo out hunt lug with u party ou Bear lake wa drowuod yeatciday by the upsetting of uln canoe. WRECKED AT THE Y Illinois Oonlr.il Pastongcr Train Oroshos Into n Knnkftkco Accoam Nation , SEVEN KNOWN TO HAVE BEEN KILLED Monger Dotnils of n Oleaster that Occurred Just After Midnight , WASHINGTON SCHOLARS BADLY HURT Some Ono Hniscd the Ory of Fire Whllo the Pupils Were nt Stmly , HOW THE STAMPEDE WAS INAUGURATED I'uonruclllllcs fur r.mptjlnc the llulldmr In Cn o of DniiKcr Hut Ono Kill Unit Could llo lined Olhur AccltluntSi CHICAGO. Oct. 20. 2:55 : a. in. An Intor- Occan special from Kankakco says a horn- bio wreck occurred at midnight on the Illi nois Central at Otto Junction , four miles south of Kankakoo , in which U Is reported seven persons ucro killed and about as many badly Injured. The fast mill northbound orashed into the Ponllac district freight ns the latter was rounding the "Y" from the Kankakco & Southwestern railroad , preparatory to com ing to this city on the main line of the Illi nois Central. ST. Lotus , Oct. 'JO. 2f0 : ! n. m. A. dispatch to the Globe-Democrat from Otto Junction , 111. , states that the Illinois Central passen ger train was wreaked there tonight. Seven killed and a number Injured. The only information obtainable at this hour is that given above. The Texas sleeper was on the Haiti , and it is thought the dead and wounded arc in that. Ilio place where the accident occurred is n desolate locality with no houses in the immcdlato vicinity. I'AMC 1ST A SCI100I , . Mad Kusli ot I.lttlc Onen to i : mpo nn lin , < tlimry Hunger. WAsmxdTON' , Oct. 10. There was a panla In the Garnett school building , Tenth and U streets northwest , today , and n number of pupils were injured in 'trying to escape from the building. There were slxt.v pupils In the building at thu ttmo and they made a mad rush for the street. The Injured are : UoiiKirr SMITH. AI.ICI : BuXTON ; ' MAUION Giincn. MAMII : AUUIS. ANNIG'WKST. IlATTit ! WASHINGTON. HfiMrrMtnnuY. GHACK EAUIY. The panic was caused by Windsor Robin son , who was In the school room on the thinf floor , fa'Iing in a Jit. 'Iho noise frightened the pupils in an adjoining room , and they started a cry of fire. Nearly all of the rooml in the building wore emptied at once. Them was but one exit , that Iu front , as thn roar one had bean closed on account of building operations. AUCIUKNTS AT HOT Hl'KtNtiS. Hotel Proprietor Crimliod to Do.ltli Jlc- iicith : n I.oiul of Tlmlinr. HOT SPUIN03 , S. D. , Oct. 1 ! ) . [ Special Tel- egr.fii to Tin : DCB.J John C. Ferguson , pro- irlolor of the Ferguson house , went to the , lmber for u load of wood yesterday and vhllo coming homo the wapon lipped over , catching him under a big log and crushing the lower part of his bony. Ho was pinned down three hours and died al 1 o'clock last night. Simla Gallagher , an employe of the steam laundry hud her arm dr.twn Into the ma chinery , crush ins : It badly. Charlie Fclton went to hunt horses on Bauto mountain. A wolf jumped out of a hole and scared his horse.which throw him , breaking his leg. Ho crawled three miles before ho reached help. A little son of S. 3Jeniioll was shot In the bowels by an older brother with a load of bird shot while playing with a gun. Ho dlca in two hours. CAUCHT O.N Till : TU1CSTI.K. Toot Cut Off hy it Pu liiK Triiin nnil Shm 1'cll to thu Ilrook llnlotr. Pini.ADKU'iiiA.Oct. 10. A trestle accident , extraordinary as it was app tiling , Is reported from Shnmokln , Pa. . Across a gorge near Shumokin Is a long trestle on the Heading road. Mrs. Miranda Anderson , who lives near Shamokln. was crossing the trestlu early this morning and when near Iho mid dle she heard the rumble of thu Heading ex press train approaching buhlnd her. It was useless to try to run across the open structure. She iherufore leaped for her life , but as she jumped her fool caught between Iho outer rail and thu guard rail and held her fast head downward , twenty foot above the gorge. Thu train came on with a rush , cut off her fool and nho dropped head foremost to Iho brook under the trcstlo. It ii believed she will recover. 'IO JJKATII. llullilliiK Hint Wax IJiiloriolMi ) : Itepnlri ColluptRH with I'utnl UfHiilti. HovKtNSViu.K , ICy. , Oct. 10 , At 0 o'clock this morning the building occupied by the Blumcnsle.il Carriage Manufacturing com pany of thU city collapjcd , killing one man und In all probability fatally wounding two others. The building was undergoing re pairs , The roof hud been tuitcn oit and the brick o ( the upper walls had been piled on the second story. The weight of the brick caused the collapse , Tha dead und Injured are : JOHN WAIIKKU , a tirlrUuynr from Nash- vlllo , Tumi. , liihtiinlly kllltid. UIIAHM : * DAYfiom ! ) UlnrkM'lllo , both Jcgn Inokcn and Inluuml Injuries from which ho ullldli * . UNKNOWN MAN , fatally hint , fervent ! other workmen sustained injuries more or less serious. Tuo ICIIIoi ) nl llumontrml , Pimm-mi , Oct. 10. By thu caving In e/f a trench at the llomoste.ul Steril , worki > at 7 o'clock this morning , two men were killed outright and live others injured , oue of thorn fatally. The dead tire : ANDItKW JiUHHK. JOHN MCMASUH , The names of the Injured could not ba learned , us they wore taken to their homes , One man had his skull fractured and was Injured internally , ills unns and legs were also broken. Hu will din. The others will recover. Killed uutl llr.ikeuiau Jtlujr Die , , ICnn. Oct. 10 A frelb'iit train on the Union Paclfluroad going1 at full speed left the track near hrre nt midnight. Knglneor IVunk Schuylcr wa * killed out * right , and one braltornau , J. B. Craft , in y not liva.