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ESTABLISHED JUNE 19 , 1871. OMAHA , FRIDAY JUNE 7 , 1895. SINGLE COPY 3TIVE CENTS. PLANNING A MASTER STROKE Cuban Sympatbizera Dotting Ready an Ex tensive Filibustering Expedition. TO SAIL FROM THE ATLANTIC COAST Uprising Hold to Ilo Gaining CJrmiml Kip- Idly MnrtlnrzCiunpos Sick of Ids Job and Itcuily to lloturn to Spain. JACKSONVILLE , ria. , Juno 6. A special to the Florida Citizen from Fcrnandlna , Fla. , says : The master stroke of the Cuban rev olutlonary movement In this country will occur within three days. The principal leaders In the United States were quartered at Jacksonville two days ago , but yester day afternoon quietly slipped over here , took carriages and wont to Ocean Beach , where they slopped at the Stralhmore hotel. From an adjoining room the Citizen correspond ent overheard the whole of the deliberations which began at 8 p. m. and lasted tint ! a late hour. As appeared from the con- vcrsatlon , most ot the expeditions hitherto have gone from Santo Domingo , but the board decided that the next bold effort must bo from the United States coast , south ot Charleston. A fleet of light draught vessels could go unnoticed through Bahama channel , and then at night make short runs for the northern coast ot Cuba , where there are many bays easy of access for an ex pedition and poorly guarded. The plans of the insurrectionists , so far as completed , were as follows ; That as all plans for the carrying forward of the Insurrection In Cuba had hitherto worked most satlsfacto- lly , the eastern half of the Island had risen , the western half was rlpo for rebellion , and the Spanish opposition was growing weaker , owing to yellow fever and diseases from the bad food supplied to the Spanish army , therefore now the tlmo had come for a tremendous effort , which should carry a great expedition from the United States to Cuba. The consulting1 boards decided lhat the ex pedition should be made ready at once ; that IV should sail from some port between Brunswick , Ga. , and Mayport , Fla.j that It should be commanded by Colonel Enrique Collaxo , the war-scarred veteran of 18CS and 1878 , and that the fleet should be guarded by three newly purchased torpedo boats of the latest pattern and of great speed , and manned by experienced seamen. Lieutenant Thomas Collao Is to be staff oillcer and Colonel Collaxo's small army Is to be re cruited from Cubrns In the Unlled Slates nnd picked Americans from the southern states. Men already collected by Henry Brooks , who Is now In New York City , and who Is to accompany the expedition as a member of Collaxo's staff , are also to be enrolled. Collaxo Is to land the expedition at some point In the province of Puerto Principe , where forces collected by Gomez and Marti will co-operate. The expedition Is to land In Cuba within thirty days. In addition to this plan of operations the following general Information was given dur ing the deliberations : That the province ot Tinas del Orras has arisen and lhat the In surgents have made more progress In the present rising of three months' duration than sas made In seven years In the one com menced in 1SC8. That It Is believed that within a month the vvhols Island will bo In arms for the Cubans , and lhat General Mar tinez do Campos Is exerting every effort to be.rccallod to Madrid bfore the arrival of tht disaster which ho believes Is sure to over whelm the Spanish armies In Cuba very soon Moreover , that Jose Marti will bo In Florida within the next ten days. MOBILE , Ala. , Juno C. There Is no truth In the report of n filibustering expedition leaving Dauphin Island. The schooner Meteor Bailed from here two days ago , but did not stop nt Dauphin Island. MOIIE THOOPS GO TO CUBA. MADU1D , June C. Captain General Mar tinez do Campos sent a cable message to the Spanish government announcing that several Insurgent leaders me expected to effect u landing In Cuba shortly , and ho adds that owing to fresh disturbances on the island , probably the iccent Invasion of the province of Santa Clara by the Cuban In surgents , ho asks for a reinforcement ot six battalions of Infantry. But the government seems to take a less sanguine view of t'ne situation ot affairs In Cuba than docs the captain general of the Island , for the cabinet , after thoroughly discussing the situation from all Us standpoints , has decided to send ten additional battalions of Infantry to Cuba with out delay. The republicans In the Chamber of Depulles today formulated a resolution asking the government to restrict free discussion ol Spanish affairs , plainly referring to the In surrection In Cuba , but the resolution vvas rojccled by Ihe overwhelming majority of 132 to 19. The condition of General Prlma nivera , the captain general of Madrid , wlio was seriously wounded by Captain Clavajo on Monday last , shows considerable Improvement today It Is expected that In addition to the ten batnlllons of Infantry anolher general will be sent lo assist Caplaln General Campos in suppressing the Insurrection In the Island of Cuba. The loan for Iho Cuban expedlllon will be 15,000,000 pcselas. General Azcarraga , minister of war , an nounced at the session of the cabinet coun cil today that In addition to Ihe ten bat- tallonb of Infantry dispatched to Cuba , ton other battalions are held In readiness for any emergency. IIL'SSIA NOT WHOLLY OlSlNinKLS TKlt Hope of I'nvors to Comn Induces Her to Aid Ulilnu In Securing u I.OHII. LONDON , June 6. A dispatch to the Times from Hong Kong says that Iho finan cial terms of the Chinese loan give no Im i- mediate political advantage to Hussla , but the Impression Is that the agreement In volves China In the granting at some future time of an ocean port for the Siberian rail way. As at present arranged , it will be a 4 per cent loan. It Is stated that the syndi cate will oblaln It at 93 and sell It at par If possible. It Is evident , however , that the erU.ro transaction has In It more ot the po litical than financial. It Is stated here that China must pay Hussla for the loan at the rate of 5 per cent , Russia pocketing the dif ference , which In the first year will amount to 150.000. According to the Telegraph the loan will amount to about 17,0\\000. This will probably prove ft bltler dlsApolnlment to Germany , as It Is slated EmperV William strongly supported the German bankers In an attempt to secure a portion of the Issue. Itevemtci 1'.edged lur n Loitn , BT. JOHNS , N. P. , June 6. It Is reported that the principal clause In the agreement for the leah which has been granted Newfoundland , foundland through the efforts of Colonial Secretary Bond provides that the bond holders shall have the first claim on th * , revenues ot the colony of Newfoundland.l \ provides that a chartered accountant shall bo dispatched hero to Investigate the Unanccs and supervise the policy of re trenchment , as well as overlook all future expenditures. The government , U Is said , may have considerable dUUculty In obtain ing the sanction of the Imperial govern * ment In the policy of hypothecating the revenues If these reports are true. Spanish Spies Among tlio rnsscnRer * . TAMPA , Fla. , June G. Major Jose Roder- Igwez of Puerto Principe arrived from ba tonight. Ho was arrested with the ils of Anta Lucia some time ago In Camaguay , Itoman Olivia Danes , who vvas arrested wllh Eenor Ascuy from aboard the steamer Mas- cdtte upon her arrival In Havana last week , attempted to commit suicide In prison Wednesday morning by cutting his left breasl with a piece of glass. Physicians report hit condition serious. Two Bp nl h government spies were said to bo among the passengers tonight. SpanlsL newspapers report bands of Insurgents I.i Santa Clara province numbering COO. V imuoML's MOKI : TIIA'.TAIILK rinn Attitude of ttie 1'owers Is llnTlng It * Ktlcct. CONSTANTINOPLE , Juno 6. The situa tion of affairs so far as the settlement of questions In dispute between the Turkish government and the representatives of the powers regarding reform In Armenia Is con cerned shows considerable Improvement to day. This Improvement Is undoubtedly due to the final attitude of the powers In posi tively refusing to accept any modification of the program which has been mopped out for the Improvement of the condition of Armenia. IMo Turkish minister for foreign affairs , Said Pasha , has paid frequent visits to the British embassy since the reply of the Porte to the note nt the powers was delivered , and It Is hoped that It will result In persuading the sultan to accept the Incveltablo as grace fully as possible. The Incident of the assault upon the Trench officer by a Turkish officer Is regarded as closed , for the Turkish government has as sured tlio French embassy that It will ac cord full satisfaction and that Indemnity will bo I paid to the Trench officer. In addition , his assailant will be tried before a military tribunal and punished If found guilty. Advices received hero from Jlddah today show that there Is no Improvement In that portion of the question between the Turkish government and the powers. The news re ceived here today confirms the statement made exclusively In these dispatches yester day that the sanitary regulations Insisted upon by the powers In order to prevent the Introduction of cholera Into Europe by pil grims returning from Mecca were at the bottom of the- recent murderous assaults upon the consular representallves of Great Britain , France and Russia. The riotous Bedouins have destroyed the cholera hospital erected sit Jlddah for the care of sick pilgrims traveling to and from Mecca. The Turkish garrison at Jlddah has been rein forced , but the foreign population will re main on board of the slilps In the harbor until the arrival of the war ships of the powers , when their safety will bo guaranteed1 and order restored LONDON , June 7. The dispatch to the Dilly Newu from Con lantlnople states that the sultan declares that no changes are ncces- sPry except to modify existing laws , and as these alteratolns would be applicable to the whole population ho denies the right of the powers to Interfere In the Internal adminis tration of the affairs of the empire whllo no Indication has been given which appears lo t > how that the condition of the Armenians Is to bo regarded In any way as exceptional. ITALY AI.N SII.VIUIN. nirlliqnnko nt 1 lorenco Urlvcs I'eoplo Into the -trrptii. FLORENCE , Italy , June C There was a sharp earthquake here at 1 26 this morning It aroused almost everybody hastily from their beds , and when It was followed by a succession of other sublerraneous dlslurb- ances , shock following shock In rapid suc cession , the people became panic stricken and rushed In terror ( o the streels , where Ihey remained for hours , greally alarmed. Al though It Is not believed that any serious damage was done , the Inhabitants of this city not having recovered from Iho panic which followed the big earthquake of Satur day , May 18 last , were with difficulty per suaded to return to their homes. The greatest excitement prevailed In the streets shortly after the earthquake shocks this morning , whole families remaining hud dled together , guarding their most valuable possessions , which they had carried with them In their flight from their bonus. Many people fell on their Knees In the middle ot the streets and prayed , while others seemed too terrified to do anylhlng but rush about and add to the feeling of panic which pre vailed The entire police force of Ihe city was promptly turned oul , and the authorities did overj thing possible to allay the alarm. So far as known , Ihe shocks were only severe enough to shako down movable articles from shelves , sideboards , etc. , nl- Ihough there was considerable swaying ot houses , particularly In certain districts of the city , where Ihe shocks seem lo have been more severely felt than In others. The guesls of Iho different hotels ssom to have been the least alarmed of all , though they were hastily aroused from their beds by the earthquake shocks. The majority of them retained their presence of mind , and beyond looking to the safety of their valuables In case ot having to leave the hotels suddenly , no panic prevailed. During the day , there being no more shock , the panic subsided and everybody re turned to their homes. No serious damage has been done. Expert geologists cay the present earth quakes have been caused by the settling down of the strata of rock disturbed by previous shocks. I Irrd fill Chinese I'orti. HONG KONG , June C. Advices received hero from Talpe Fu , on the Island of Formosa , describe affairs In that town as still In a chaotic condition. The native quarler of Talpo Fu has been burned. During the conflagration a magazine exploded and kl.ljd ninety Chinese. The German gunboat Itlls fired on the Chinese forts at Ilobe , presumably because a merchant steamer , with Tang , former presi dent of the republic of Formosa , and a num ber of refugees on board , and was not al lowed to leave. The forts were silenced by the flro of the gunboat. Subsequenlly the merchant steamer proceeded. The British ciulser Rainbow left this morning for Tamsul. Lender * In the Utirlnlnn Arrested. COLON , June 0. It Is reported hero that all the leaders In the uprising at Baranqulla have been arrested and placed In prison. The first shipment of gold from the Colom bian mines since the revolution has Jusl been made , $1,500,000 now being on Iho way lo Europe. Stoninpil Through the Now Cniml. KIEL , Juno 6. The sleamer Palatla with Prlnco Hohciilohe and other ministers aboard traversed the Baltic canal yesterday for 100 kilometres. The Palatla registers 8,000 tons and draws six and ono bait metres of water. This trial , It Is considered , dem onstrates the complete success of the canal. Anstriilliin I'lirlliiment Opens. ADELAIDE , Juno 6. At the opening of Parliament today the governor , Sir Thomas Buxton , congratulated the members upon the Improving prospects of the colony ot South Australia , He added that the prica of wheat , copper , wool and silver had risen and that trade generally was reviving. \dvlsrd to Kill Their Queen. LONDON , June G. The Times correspond ent at Antananarivo telegraphs that placards have been secretly fixed to church doors In that place , Inciting the people to kill the Madrassc queen and premier and to welcome - come the French , Minors Vote for an Illcht I'ojr ' llnr. PARIS , June G. At the meeting of the International miners' conference today the German , English , Belgian and French dele gates adopted a resolution In favor of eight hours as a legal day's work for miners and surface workers. Voted HOITII 1'einiile SiifTrice , OTTAWA , Ont. , June C. The House of Commons last evening voted down a reso lution providing that womea possessing the necessary property qualification be al lowed to vote In federal elections. Unltcit btutfH Consul Drtul , MANAGUA , Nicaragua , ( via Galveston ) , - June 6. Hiram Lott , United States consul at , this point , died today. He had been autter- ng from an ailllctlon of the stomach for five day * only. I'nclMi Uiirfchlp Ordered to Formosa. HONO KONG , June 6. H. M. S. Rainbow has been ordered to Formoea. WYOMING REPUBLICAN CLUBS Many Delegates Attnd the State Conven tion at Oheyenno. FAVOR FREE COINAtiE OF GOLD AND SILVER Itesolutlon Adoptcil Denouncing tlio Homo- crutio 1'urty for IisNumjrous Illundcrsat Home nnil Abroad National League Jtepresontntlvcs Selected , CHEYENNE , Wyo. , Juno 0. ( Special Telegram. ) The stale convention of Wyoming Republican league clubs convened here to day , being called to order at 10 o'clock this morning by President Hamlln. Nine clubs from various parts of the state were rep resented. Permanent organization was effected - fected at the afternoon session , when the following officers were elected for the en suing year : President C. C. Hamlln , Rock Springs ; vice presldenl , Chesler R. Bradley , Casper ; secretary , Charles Gouldlng , Lara- mle ; treasurer , Mrs. S. A. Day , Cheyenne. The delegates to the National league con vention are. Senator C. D. Clark , Con gressman T. W. Mondell , C. W. Burdlck , T. T. Burke , Mrs. Esther Morris , August Trablng , T. W. Marrloll , E. W. Stone , Fred B. Blair and George B. McCalmont. Resolutions were adopted denouncing the action of the democratic party In placing wool upon the free list and for Its failure In the management of both foreign and do mestic affairs ; declaring In favor of a vig orous American policy , including an en forcement of the Monroe doctrine , and fa voring the free and unlimited coinage of both gold and silver at a ratio of 1C to 1 , with full legal tender functions accorded to each In payment of public and private dcbls A public meeting was held under the auspices of the league tonight , at which addresses were made by Senator Warren , Governor Richards , Congressman Mondell and Judge Van Devanter. M JM1MATIO.NS 3IUUI1 SOUGHT Al'TKlt Kentucky Itoj ub'lcmn Not Afr.ilil to Mtko tlio Kitco This Ye.ir. LOUISVILLE , June 6. The republican con vention closed tonight after two days and two nights of exciting contesl. After adjourning the first day's session at midnight the conven tion was today in continuous session from 10 a. m. until 7 p. in. without refreshments and then took a recess for supper till S p. m. The delegates had absorbed several hundred speeches and voted more than all previous republican delegates In"Kentucky had voted during Ihe present generallon. There were almost 100 avowed candidates for the various stale nominations and the contests were so intense that order could not always be main tained. When the convenllon took a recess from 7 to 8 p. m Ihere were two nomina tions still to bo made , but a recess was neces- sllaled by Ihe Inability of Chairman Evans to proceed In the noisy confusion. Tonight's session was even more boisterous than the afternoon proceedings and the delegates were held In their seals until long after mid night. The democratic state convention meets hero June 25 to decide whether the Carlisle Ideas for "sound money" or the Blackburnltes for free silver shall prevail. The- republicans think their old dominant opponents will be so divided as to give today's nominees a winning chance. The Ecnatorshlp was an Important factor at this convention , J. W Ycrkes , A. E. Wilson , J. W. Lewis , George Denny and Waller Evans being the republican aspirants for Senator Blackburn's place In his own party Senator Blackburn has ex-Governor Buckner , ex-Governor McCreary and Gov ernor Brown ab his opponenls. Colonel Brad ley , who was unanimously nomlnaled for gov ernor yesterday , Is not In the senatorial con test , but should he be elected In this demo cratic stronghold In November , his name will be presented ne\t year for Ihe vice presi dency. The Third district convention adjourned yesterday In a deadlock between D. N. Com- Ingore and J. C. Wood for railway commis sioner. It expected to complete Its work early this morning , but the district dead lock continued and word was sent for those delegates to bo present or send representa tives The long calls of 119 ballots without any nomination continued until afternoon , and then an adjournment was taken until July 1C. 1C.Tho The state convention then resumed Its business and completed the ticket by the business by the nomination of the following officers- For lieutenant governor , William J. Worth. Ington of Greenup. For auditor , Samuel J. Slonc For secretary of slale , Charles Flnley. For Ireasurer , Georga Long. As the state law prohlblls the UPC of any part of the national emblem as a distinguish ing mark on Iho Auslrallan ballol , the con vention adopted Daniel Boone's log cabin as the republican emblem. Instead ot the eagle During the latter part of the afternoon ses sion , the proceedings were obslructed by disorder , but at the ee , slon tonight the con fusion was still greater. Four hours were consumed In boisterous balloting for register of public lands , an office worth $2,000 There were ten names presented , and under Ihe rule , Iho lowest ono on each ballot was dropped. Nominations could not bo made till all were thus dropped except the last two Promptly on reassembling at 8 o'clock bal loting began for register of lands , and It was midnight when Charles O. Reynolds was nomi nated. Afler keeping up the fighting and ballollng for Ihe lae' nomination , that of commissioner of agriculture , for which Lucas Moore was nominated , the convention at 1 o'clock a. m finally adjourned. The delegates had bacomc both hoarse and weary. KMV V SILVIMl I1RMUOII VTS Ml.IIP Conference of Leaders of the 1'nltli lit Des Alnlnep. DES M01NES , Juno G. ( Special Telegram. ) The democratic free silver conference , which was called by ex-Lieutenant Governor Bes- tow and others , met today at the Savery hotel , with about 150 In attendance. Many of those present were also members ot the alleged nonpartlsan meeting held yesterday Mr. Bestow occupied the chair and Edllor Murphy of the Dubuque Telegraph acted as. secretary. A motion was adopted at the openIng - Ing excluding reporters of the city press for the time being. A resolution was adopted congratulating the democrats of Illinois on their "bold and outspoken stand on the greatest question ot the day. " The conference yesterday resolved to support only such candidates for olllcD as ara pledged lo the free coinage of silver. It Is the deelrc of those leading In tlu present conference , If possible , to agree upon a ll'ne of action , whlh will retult In giving the free sliver men control of th ? dsmocratlc slate convenllon , They could then nominate men whoje viev.s coincide wllh Ihe platform ot ycsferday and be In position to bid for nonpartisan - partisan support. The democratic silver leaders claim to havt assurance of a large populUt and republican support for th ? right men. They do not In- slit that the nominees of the Marshalltown convention should have always been rock- ribbed democrats , but they do Insist that they be silver men. The following resolution was adopted : Resolved , That we , as democrats of the state of Iowa , In conference assembled , do declare and alllrni that gold and silver lire the constitutional money of the country. That wo are In favor of the coinage of hath metals on terms of equality , anil renfllrm that the free and unlimited coinage of both silver and gold .nt the ratio of 16 to 1 , with out waiting for the action ot any other na tions , Is a cardinal principle of democratic faith , and that such colnuKe shall be a legal tender for all debts , public and private. . COMMA'S Hvnrirona Aitnrm noani Heavy Deck Load of the Slimmer Itcspon- slb'e for the Accident. SAN FRANCISCO , June G.Sevtntcen sur vivors of the Ill-fated steamer Collma ar rived In port today on the San1 3oan. When she was docked hundreds ot friends and rela tives of those who went down on the Collma were assembled awaiting * the landing of the passengers. Groups of worae'n with tearstained - stained faces , and knots "of' anxious men Im plored everyone on board tor tidings of the lost , all hoping against hope that there might be some mistake In the dispatches and some name omitted among the saved. How keen was their disappointment , even In the face of the Inevitable assurnnce that there was no hope , was evidenced In their bitter lamen tations. On the upper deck of the steamer ere a few happy people , whose pleasure ontrasled sharply with the grief of the be- eaved. These were the. friends of the sur- vors , who were embraced and congralulated , their escape. The Collma survivors who landed at this ort are Passengers , A. J. Sutherland , C. . Gushing , Jr. , J M. Thornton , H. II. Boyd , ustav Rowan , Bruno Cald , Jose Antonio ollz , Jose E. Marrlclla , George D. Ross , ouls Sangene , F. J. Oriel , Juan A. Ramos , revv , 0. Hanson , R. A. WIlUs , Albert Car- enter , Arthur Richardson , Tom Fish. The ollowlng were landed at Maxallan : Thomas arabla , Domingo Allbans , Angel Gullhcz , arles Ruiz. The nlneleen men saved from a watery ave when they had all but given up hope of escue were a sorry looking party when they rrlved at the main dock. Some had their rms In slings. Others had their hands wathed In bandages. They limped as Ihey alked and Ihelr bruises were plainly In vldence. All looked thin and weakly and lowed only too plainly the effect of the tcrrl- le strain during the fearful hours when they altcd for succor. The Stories of the survivors all confirmed lie telegraphic accounts of the disaster. They gree that the cause af the foundering was le topheavy condition of Uia Collma , due to er deckload. From the beginning of the oyage south , they say , the sleamer acled idly and would not answer her helm. The term which sunk her was encountered about o'clock Monday night. May 27 , and blew urlously during the inxt twenty-four hours The vessel lost steerage way , swung shore- .anls In the teeth of a gale , when she lay elplessly bittered by Die mighty tidal waves 'ho steamer lay helplessly on her side for bout fifteen minutes and then toppled over nil sunk. The women and children were rowned In their slate rooms , where they .ere confined during the gale. Those passen- ers who had been on' declc were Ihrown Inlo tie sea. Many were killed and horribly mu- llaled by Ihe lumber on the deck , blown by lie wind and hurled on tlia heads ot the tniggllng men In the water' The raft upon which Gushing , Sutherland llchardson and two others were afloat drlfled or about twenty-four hours. ! They gave up 11 hope until the San Juan hove In sight They attracted her atlenllon by hoisting a iece of red cloth and waving their clothing ) n the raft with the passengers were two allors. One seized a small cask of claret , o vhlch bolh drank They became drunk am uarrslsome , and to save the lives of the res n the raft the men say they were obliged to ush one sailor , mad with drink , Into the s = a vhere he drowned. The passengers say hero was no lime lo launch the boats or pu n life preservers when they realized the so Ions plight o ( the Collma , and besides the ury of the storm made It Impossible to aunch or man the boats successfully. Those vho secured life priscrvers got them In the valer , and Ihose In the boat picked up by lie San Juan clambsred Into her as she oaled loward them aS they were struggling n the sea. _ t P LAIN TALK O.V H UMAX'S Jlshop Dnuno Tafceii Very lliidlc.il Groum ALBANY , N. Y , , June 0 Woman suf rage was the theme of the ahdress delivered y Bishop Doano at Ihe closing exercises o It. Agnes' school today. The bishop said 'One gets tick and llred of the way In vvhlcl ho talk of woman's vocation fills the air , no merely in the wild vagaries of Us blatan assumptions , but In the parade and purpos f Ils claims for recognition of what Is calle Is rlghly. I bcllevo that Gpd will yet sav hi ? state anJ nation from the aggravatci nlserlcs of an enlarged , unqualified suffrage vhlch , In Us universality ot male vo'ers , I our most threatening danger today. But I wo are lo be visited wllh this other Inlllc tlon as a well earned punishment for man national sin ? , then I believe that when w iavc tasted Us bitterness , we shall bo brough > ack , perhaps through anarchy and rcvolu Ion , to a democracy which .shall demand fo Is existence government by men whom edu cation and actual Americanism qualify I govern. \ "Tho man who Is set In public place toda o train eomo of the women of America fo their vocation , may not In limes like thes withhold bis voice of warning against the dangers and delusions of the hour. " l'/ank Ituct Stn'ai Ho Can Provo un Ahli for HIH Fiithrr. SAN FRANCISCO. June C. In spite of Frank Buck's statement that he can prove beyond question that his father , the late state senator , L W. Buqk , was In Oakland at the hour when Miss Harrington was murdered In her fiat last Saturday , the chief of detecllvcs Is not satisfied with the alibi. All who can throw any'light upon the movements of Sir. Buck on Saturday have been subpoenaed for Ihe coroner's Inquest to bo held next Saturday. The coroner has notified the detectives that at the Inquest he will demand all the letters of the mur dered woman. The police have Intimated that the correspondence has sensational fea tures , but decline to give particulars for publication. The Inquest will probably be | Die end of Ihe case. At present there Is no prospect that any ono will be arrested The police have failed to discover any fact Im plicating the murderer , except the sus picions they have expressed concerning Sen ator Buck , who Is dead. ICKl'T THE I'JfO ? 6AOK IX JAll. Searcher \fler Knawli-Jeo lit .Mexico Mis. t.ilccn for a Defaulter. SAN FRANCISCO , June 6. Prof. Bernard Moses , who occupies the chplr of history and pollt cal economy In the tjnlversity of Cal ifornia , and who has achieved distinction In the field of political economy , recently had an unpleasant experience ) In a. ' Mexican village. He went south to collect data for a history of the Central American states. He had In tended to accompany Prof , ' llarold Whiting on the Ill-fatcil Collma , but at the last mo ment deeded to travel overland. After crossing the Mexican frontier he was mis taken for a defaulting bank cashier , arrested and confined In Jail a day and a night. His appeal to the resident express agenl secured his liberation , as the express agent advised the authorities that It was case of mis taken Identity. After ! eav.iR the Jail , Moses was locked in a room at his hotel for another day. In his bag were letters to. President Diaz and other prominent authorities. MilUi MnlMuro In Ttartliern KmuriH. COLBY , Kan. , June C. ( Special. ) Since the rain here Decoration day this county has had anoUter heavy rain , accompanied by a high wind , Many barns were demolished and the creeks id' lagoons are filled with water. The'rain com menced the evening of May 31 and continued with Increasing fury during the night and the following day and night. The ground Is wet down to far that It U ) Improbable that It will dry out the red of * the seaton. I i-t'rut ( tent Ilurrlinn VltlHVnn m. ker. PHILAnnLPHIA , Juno 6. Ex-President Harrison arrived huro this afternoon and IN the guest of ex-Postmaster General Wana- maker. The cx-presldent FnM to a reporter that ho hud promised Mr , Wanamaker to pay him a brief visit before bis departure for Indianapolis , anl that ho wan keeping his promise. General Harrison leaves for home tomorrow afternoon. FIGHT IN THE LAST DITCH Hearing the Short Line Case Commenced Before Judge Morritt , OBJICTIONTO RECEIVERS' CERTIFICATES Lonu Compiny Alia Asked to Tnhe the Un- prolltnlilo in Well ni the Profitable 1'orllou of the I'ropertj SALT-LAKE , Utah , Juno C. ( Special Tele- gram. ) The last act In the great struggle for the possession of the Oregon Short Line and Utah Northern opened In Judge Merrill's court today , and among tlic chief actors were some of the most brilliant and distinguished attorneys In tho" United States. The court room vvas crowded with railroad officials and business men , among the spectators being John M. Hgan , appointed by two courts as receiver for the Short Line. Intense Interest Is taken In the proceedings , as It Is the' Im pression that the result may overturn traffic conditions In the west and northwest and affect the material Interests of this region. Some new questions were raised at the hearing tod.iy. The petitioners asked that such an order bo entered as will leave It optional with them whether they accept.tho Utah Southern and Utah Southern extension lines , extending from Salt Lake to Frisco. Doth of these Unco arc now operate ; ] at a loss The oelllloncrs do not object to operating them , but are not willing to pay the defaulted Interest. Counsel for the op position Insist that the American Loan and Trust company should take all the lines or none , and that It should pay all defaulted In terest out of Its own funds , without the aid of the court In the Issue of receiver's certifi cates. It was also suggested , and e\en asked , that should the court confirm Mr Egan's appointment , a Joint receiver also be appointed to protect local Interests , certain Interests that arc Independent of those rep resented by the American Loan and Trust company This latter proposition was bitterly opposed by the petitioners. During the ar gument some warm disputes arose among counsel as to what was said and done before Judges Sanborn and Gilbert. Questions and expressions dropped by the court dur'ng the arguments Indicate an In clination to take the Interests of the Union Pacific Into conslderaton , and some modifica tions of Judge Sanborn's order are predicted It is expected that the arguments \\lll consume - sumo the entire day tomorrow , and that the court will then take the case under advise ment. Mr. Storey , for the American Loan and Trust company , opened the proceed ings by recounting the history of the now notable case. Ho said the Interest on the mortgage was In default and the tralllc con tract having been broken by the Union Pa cific It had no claim Therefore the Loan and Trust company demanded Its right under the mortgage. It was wrong to place both Interests , which were adverse to each other , In the same hands. The loan company of fered to pay the Interest on the first mortgage and asked the termination of the Union Pa cific receivership. Senator Thurston said : "Wo ore willing , If > ou pay , but you ask the court to raise the money by receiver's certificates. " Mr Storey said they only asked the right to pay It out of their own property. Judge Merrltt made several Inquiries as to the intention to leave thu Utali Southern extension and was Informed" such was not the Intention , but there was no direct as surance that the Lean and Trust company would tcke that extension. H P Sanborn , representing the one-twelfth of the second mortgage bonds mort gage bondholders , argued against ( ho separate iccclvershlp. Ho said that the larger In terest was In behalf of those who ask for the retention of the five receivers now In chirge of the Union Pacific. If the loin company woull joy the ft.ft mor g ge dcfa 1 - ing Interest then It would have a right to atk for separate receivers , but they do not pay the Interest , and In asking for the Is sue of receiver's certificates for that pur pose they practically ask the court to bor row the money. Mr. Hill followed In the Interest of the Oregon Short Line compiny. Ho objected to the Issue of receiver's certificates and claimed cnly a portion of the road was to bo taken , as agreed upon with the loan com pany , and that It was an effort to dismem ber the road and Increase the Indebtedness of the Short Line. P L Williams , representing the Union Pacific and the local stockholders , said If a receiver was appointed It should be stipulate ! that the entire road should be taken and that the receiver should be some man who was acquainted with all the Interests Judge Marshall , for the Loan and Trust company , said the suit by which the five re ceivers were appointed was a collusive suit , and that the parties did not represent any of the creditors of the Union Pacific. He urged the claim of the loan company to a receiver was a right which could not be de nied. The cato will bo continued tomor row. row.John M. Cgcn was shown the dispatch from Denver today stating that Mr. Dodge . ? been called to Salt Lake for consultation , looking to a business connbctlon between the Oregon Short Line and the Rio Qrando West ern roads Mr. Egan says ho Is making no arrangements In advance of Judge Merrill's decision , and that he has had no communica tion whatever with the Ulo Grande people at Denver. MAin : inij IMVIDI NO loim riu C.LM Northwestern Holds un Annniil Sleeting mid LlectH Directors. CHICAGO , June G. The directors of the Chicago & Norlhwcstern today reduced Ihe annual dividend on common slock to 4 per cent , but paid 7 , Ihe usual amount , on the preferred The action was not expected , as President Hughltt had declared that no divi dend would be paid unless It was earned , and even with the payment of a 4 per cent divi dend , the road has an apparent deficit for the year of $237.839. The directors elected were Marvin Hughltt and N. K. Fairbanks of Chicago , Oliver Ames of Boston , James Stlllman of New York and Zeenas Crane of Dalton , Mass. Cyrus II. Mc- Cormlck of Chicago was elected for ono year lo fill Ihe unexplred term ot Percy R. Payne , deceased. The total gross earnings were $28,157,925 , a decrease of $3,828,257 from the gross earnings of last year. Of this total decrease the pas senger department contributed $2,160,732 , the freight $1,768.112 , while the miscellaneous earnings fell oft $11,136. The total charges , Included Interest and sinking funds , the month of May being estimated , were $25,518- 908 , leaving a net Income from earnings of $2,639,017 , a decrease of $1,668,526 from last year. Income from Investments was $218.- 588 , making a total net Income of $2,887,705 Against this 7 per cent was paid on preferred stock , a tolal of $1,563,450 , leaving a balance applicable to common stock of $1,324,255. On the common stock 4 per cent , amounting to $1,562,926 , was paid , leaving an apparent de ficit ot $237.839. The dividends declared to day were 1 % on preferred and 1 % on com mon. They are payable In New York July 5. No change was made In the ofllcers of the company , ' Started for the Nntlnnnl Itiillroad Conerrm TOPCICA , June 6. J. H. Trey , general manager of the Santa l"e railroad , left for London , England , to attend the national rail road con Kress , which commences June 26. He will bo absent two months. \\nshuuts ou the Choreuno & Northern. DENVER , June 6. The officials of the Union Pacific state that the reports of washouts - outs on the Cheyenne & Northern aru un true. The recent heavy ralna caused no de lays on that line. Trfim nn Kxilrntd ( lmrt T u Ktcnrner. , NEW YORK. June C. The Panama railroad - road has chartered for Its steamship line the new whalcback City ot Everett to carry freight between Panama and San Francisco. This was necessitated by the heavy freight engagements made on the route , which have been largely Increased by the new connection established with New Orleans. ALLKUEO CONsl'IltAOV IJldCOVUHUD Knllvr.ty Campnnlr > Charged nlth flncrnnt Violation * , ot the LPW. MILWAUKEE. Juno 6 One of Iho most sensational Inquiries that the Interstate Com merce commission has engaged In for a long whllo will probably bo shortly undertaken on Indictments made by the federal grand jury which Is now In session In this city. The action was taken at the Instance ot the Inter state Commerce commission , the members of which bcllevo they have at lost succccdeJ In ' finding the means by which railroad com panies for some tlmo pa t have been able to discriminate bclween shippers In violating the law. As a result of the Investigation by the grand Jury at least four of the most prominent railway lines In this section , to gether with several of the big eastern lines , will be served with papers , and also a prom inent Wisconsin firm of maltsters. Among the roads Interested are the Chicago , Mil waukee & St. Paul and the Elgin , Jollet & Eastern. The complaint Is conspiracy for the purpose of fraud. It Is charged that the roads Implicated have been able to reap a IK advantage by means of making false eights and returns. Cars of grain contain ng , say , 40,000 pounds of malt , would be lilpped as 25,000 , and so on Some of the argcr firms , finding themselves undersold In he eastern markets , secured detectives and egan a systematic Investigation , which suited In the discovery that the dlscrlmlna- on was the result of conspiracy between the hlppcrs and the railway companies by means f false weights. niux nt.iin : is IIRITKH. liccrful I'rmpccts Huhl Out by ( letter He. mind at Adviinclni ; 1'rlcis. NEW YORK , June G. The Iron Age today- ays : Reports from all Iho leading centers nlformly record cither actual advances or n Islng tendency. In Plttsburg the appear- nce of the largest concern as a largo pur- : haser of pig Iron on a pretty liberal tcale as pushed the market up again , until $12 50 as been reached again , with predictions of tirlhor hardening. No largo transactions ave taken place In billets In the central .vest. . For prompt delivery of moderate mounts as much as $18 In Plttsburg has been iald. Eastern buyers have taken a moderate mount of steel , paying $20 and upwards lor It. Tno latest advices Indicate that the 'onnellsvllle coke common selling agency Is getting Into shape. Lake ore freights arc itlffenlng. About 125,000 tons of lake ere iavo been sold for eastern delivery at old irlces. rinlshed Iron and steel has advanced all long the line. Beams , plates and bars are II higher and seem destined to continue a Islng tendency. Sheets arc decidedly firmer .nil . galvanized Iron Is getting de- Jdedly scarce The advance in prlco has ) ut a quietus on the embryo export trade In nany lines The members of the tack a socla ion arc now In full operation with the wire nil cut nail Industries , and prices , partlc- ilarly for the latter , have been keyed up ery considerable. The southern pig Iron nakcrs have put up prices 25 cents per ton 'or the third quarter , making the total ad- ranco 75 cents from the lowest point. The market has been quite active In Cincinnati nd Chicago. CLEVELAND , June 0. The Iron Trade Re- lew this week will say : Another week ol ixpandlng demand In the Iron trade and ol urther advances In pig Iron and fomo lines f finished material has added strength to _ n already strong slluatlon. Heavy sales of Bessemer pig Iron at Pttsburg and In the valleys have been the Incident of the week ho market having gone to $12 at Plttsburg A'hilo the leading PI tsburg Interest has been largo buyer at figures somnwhat below the bove , there are furnaces now holding for 11 50 In the valley , the equivalent of $12.15 .1 Pltlsburg. The establishment of a basis : or the second half of the jear Is the Intcrost- , ng fact about those transactions , and there are coke deals Involved which indicate that omo furnaces at least will not pay $1 50 for uel In the next six months. Indications are hat $135 , the nominal price today , will be close lo the actual basis for the summer and .all. Now that the situation as to Besse mer Iron and coke hae been somewhat cleared up there will bo a renewal of activity In steel and other products about which there has been uncertainty as to the third quarter of the year. t > i'jcciAL no.\uitti roil A'ir.iA tviw/JT.s .MtililH I'rcupntnl for Kxcellrnce In dun I'ructleo nnil Technical I'i > B > iy . ANNAPOLIS , Md. , Juno 6. The morning exercises at the naval academy consisted of an artillery drill under Lieutenant J. II lennon. The battalion was brought up for review and then taken through with ono of he preltlest drills on the calendar. Secretary Herbert presented a number of medals at dress parade. A gold medal to Cadet Morton of Missouri , for any essay , was given by the general society of the Sons of the Amer ican Revolution. A gold medal to Cadet R. Z. Johnston of North Carolina , for highest average at great gun practice ; a silver medal to Cadet A. T. Chester , son of Cap tain C M. Chester , United States navy , for second licbt average ; a bronze medal to Cadet J. D. Sayro of Texas , for the third highest. This afternoon the Naval Academy Grad uates' association held their annual session at the academy , and transacted routine bus iness. This evening the association hold Its tenth annual banquet In the boat house Captain John Wllkcs , the oldest living grad uate of the academy , presided. WEST POINT , N. Y. , Juno 6 Thcro was a change In the program of military c\er- Cs hero today. Secretary of War Uimont huvtiig concluded to remain over. There was a review of the battalion of cadets , In stead of heavy artillery drill of slego mar' tars , as had been announced. After the re view a reception % was given at Colonel Er nest's quarters to the secretary and Mrs. Lament. Secretary and Mrs. Lament left this evening for Washington. Lieutenant David L Bralnard , Second cav alry , from Tort WIngate , N M. , registered at headquarters tqday. Lieutenant Braln ard was with the Greeley Arctic cxpedl lion , and Is tlio only survivor of the party which made that famous voyago. Tomorrow morning the cadets will drill In practical military engineering In Fort Clinton. In the afternoon will bo the school of the bat tallon ; In the evening military gymnastics. t > Ktttt.li > KA .11KA KLKV Local Woodmen of Amcrlci Honored by > ntlonnl O llcei. MADISON , June C. Two thousand five hundred Woodmen are In the city today at the annual picnic of the southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois association , held In connection with the meeting ot the head camp. Thirty-one special trains brought the greater part of the visitors. The head camp today unanimously se lected Dubuque as the place of meeting of the next head camp , two } cars from now. The nominations of all the head officers were re ported : Head consul , William A. Northcott Qre-nvllle , III. ; head advisers , D E. Hearne Davenport , la ; Benjamin D. Smith , Man- kato , WIs. ; head clerk , Charles W. Hawes Fulton , III. ; head bankers , A II Holllster Madison. Wls. , D. C. Sink. Grand Island Neb , John S , King Omaha , Neb ; heat chaplain. F. F. Farmllo , Rockford , III. ; head escort , M. II , Dawton , Slay-ton , Minn ; H W RUnchard , Mendota , III. ; head watchman E. C. Ilurkhart , Mexico , Mo , ; head icntry L F , Mentch , Carey , 111 ; board of dtrectom ( five to be elected ) , J. C. Johnson , Kansas A R. Talbot of Lincoln , Neb. ; J. N. Reecc of Illinois ; J. W. White of Illinois , M. Quack enbuih of Illinois , Perry Perkins of Iowa auditing committee , C. D. Sbarrow of Mlchl gan , D. I. Thornton of Mluourl aud W , A Dorr of Iowa. WORK OF BOWER BURGLARS Postmaster Graham Fatally Shot by Masked Men at That Place. REFUSED TO THROW UP HIS HANDS Coinpnnlim of the Murilornl Mnn Jump Through \Vliu1o\v and A IIMM llelng * Closely Hunted by Olllccri. BEATRICE , June C. ( Special Telegram. ) A bold attempt nt murder and robbery oc currcd at thu llttlo town of Bower , twenty miles west of this city , last night. The scona ot the affair was In the store of Postmaster Lunlz Graham. During the earlier part oC the evening friends and neighbors to tho. number of flvo or six were In the store , and about 10 o'clock all went away except a Mr. Hart , who remained In the doorway talking to Postmaster Graham , when two inert stepped from the side of the house , and , cov ering them with pistols , commanded them to throw up Ihelr hands. The robbers wcra masked , and ono Is described as a short , heavy set man , and Ihe oilier as a tall , slen der fellow , Graham and Hart were taken completely by * surprise , and Graham , not obeying the com mand on the Instant , received a shot In hla breast. I As he turned lo run another bullet slruck him In Ihe bnck of Ihe head , fractur ing I his skull Hart In the mcinwhllo ran back 1 through thu store , Jumped out of a rear window and gave the alarm Help vvas hurriedly at hand , but the mur derers had fled Postmaster Graham was found lying on the lloor In the dooorway wllh n bid wound In his breasl and head. Ha was partially conscious and physicians were promptly summoned One bullet had pis'cil through his breast Into his lung and the other had fractured his skull Ills wounds are regarded as very serious. A posse at once started In pursuit of the murderers , but they escaped In the darkness. They tccured nothing from Ihe store or postoffice , being frightened away before ac complishing Ihe robbery The community la terribly e\clted and should the robbers bo caught they will surely bo lynched. Won ! was at once wired to all surrounding- towns describing the robbers In the search for the robbers It was found thai Ihey hail a buggy hitched Just at the outskirts of ( lie. lown and had cbcaped In U A big posse Is. still In pursuit and the trail seems to lead northward At a late hour this afternoon Graham waa still alive , but cannot live until morning. Gralnm has been conscious most of tho- day. Ills statement of the affair Is that he and Hart , n neighbor , were Billing In Iho store when the two men with the upper- part of their faces covered entered , anil presenting icvolvcrs ordered them to throw- up their hands Graham rained a chair over hi * head lo slrlke , when bolh Hied. Hart made a run for a back room , and breaking out n window etciiped and gave- Iho alarm. A sliot , evidently fired at Hart , was found In the wall , by the door , where he was trying to escape Another shot waa fired , passing through Iho transom over tho- door , and the bullet was found In a box on n shelf. Four sholu were heard by parties- living near The buggy Iracks were followed for some , distance north , but the trail was finally lost. There Is a strong suspicion that the crlmfr was committed by parties living near , but no arrests have been made. Graham 1 no. kept store nt Bower for about 1cn years , anil has accumulated considerable property. Ho ls n brother-in-law of Hon. 0 J. Carpenter- and has a wife , living at present In Pennsyl vania. It tKKI.IT SCOTT GASH IS ON \llrgpil Ljnrhor * of the Ho'.t County Uo. fnnltnr Arrnlcneil nt I uttc. BUTTE , Neb , Juno 6 ( Special Telegram. ) . Shortly after noon loday Iho men charged 1th lynching Barrett Scott appeared In ourl. Counly Altorncy Wills rcid Iho harge , to which every man , In a firm voice , ilcadcd not guilty The Information la in lart as follows. "That on or about January , 1S'J5 , the defendants feloniously con- plred and confederated together between hcmsclves and persons unknown for the pur- ) ese of killing Barrett Scott. " Between ninety-five and 100 witnesses will 10 subpoenaed on the part of the defense , and ho state will have seventy witnesses , The- caeo will come up for trial Thursday. 'ho county attorney IntcnJs lhat the mailer of Jurisdiction ehall be argued before any ddltlonal expense bo Incurred , and has asked ho court to make an order lhat the stuto should make a showing In regard lo Iho- langlng having taken place In this county icforo proceeding with the trial. The feeling here today Js that the trial of the case wilt pile up a bill of cosls on his county and result In a farce and eventual acquittal of the men accused. The few aro- ot the opinion that the stale will foot tlio- Jill In the end. . I' . A.'H LO.M1'1.KK Tlll'.llt f.IJIOlt I'erro Iluutr , Ind. , Selected un tlioXixt riiuo of Mooting , SAN ANTONIO , Tex. , Juno 6 The entire- morning hour In the T. P. A. convenllon was. leveled to discussion ot the amendments lethe the constitution. During the afternoon session the following ? officers were elected- President , J. A Leo of Missouri ; first vice president , Joseph Waller- stein , Virginia ; second vice president , A. 13. . McKenzIc , Colorado ; third vice president , L. C Cardcnal , Alabama , fourth vice president * C W. Jacobs , Tennessee , fifth vice pres dent , . George S Burclmrd , Arkansas , national di rectors. W A. Klrchoft and C II Michael. Missouri , and J. J. Knlghl , Texas The fol lowing national committee chairmen were chosen Railroads , Nlcll McCoull , Chicago hotels , Ben Huffman , Indiana , legislative , J. S. Harwood , Virginia , press , J M Bsnlsh , Texas , employment , J. C. Simmering , Mary land. For chaplain Aloiuo Monk of Georgia , was re-elected unanimously. Terre Haulo was chosen as the next plac of meeting. The convention then adjourned. Three excursions left today for the City ot Mexico and another will leave In the morn- Ing. Fully 1,000 delegates and visitors will Join the excursion. VltKAVllKll WAHMtH 'JO LKAVK 1OVS \\hlto I'eoplo Could J ot Mnnd HU Tench- Ini ; Social Kquiillty , " * ATLANTA , Ga. , June 0. A special fronx Tuskogee , Ala , says- About twenly of th best citizens of this town gave Rev. Mr. Keller , a white man of Ohio , a "surprise * party" at 7 o'clock yesterday evening by callIng - Ing on him and Informing him , thrVugU their spokesman , Dr. A. J , Gautler , that hla presence hero was obnoxious and disgusting to the white people of Macon county , and es pecially so to the citizens of Tuskogee , and that ho must leave the town and county on the first train which passed through Chchaw , the railroad station , at 1 a. m. , or abide the consequences , Keller pretends to be a min ister , claiming ho was. "called" to preach to the negroes of the south. He hag been boldIng - Ing a protracted meeting here In the noer ° church for the past ten days , eating , uleoplnR and mingling altogether with the negroes , making his headquarters with one Tliomas Harris , where he was found by the commutes that waited on him. He Is teaching and practicing social equality , which will navor be submitted to by the people of th it section. IntiuiH I onvlet CHEYENNE. Wyo. , June C.-Spcclal ( Tel- egrnm , ) Thomas Lnrth , nho was sent to thn pcnltintlnry In U92 for n term of fir * ycam for hurgloiy and grand larceny , ana who wim transferred to the iiuylurn at Kvan- Hton March 20. ctcuped Utt night by dl - ulni : through the vvulls. The supetlnlendent of the UHylum often ) a reward ofM > ( o *