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JESTABLISJ13DD JTJ ] E 10 , 1871. OMAHA , WEDNESDAY MORINXNGr , " JULY 12 , 1890 TWELVE PARES. SINGLE COPY 1TIVE O.ENTS. NEED TO WORRY Little Oanse for Anxiety Concerning Welfare of Pint Nebraska , CORBIN THINKS NO NEWS IS GOOD NEWS Transport Hancov ! * the SwifUst and the Best Ship in the Service , IT HAS PROBABLY CLEARED NAGASAKI Eoport That the Steamer is Overdue Not to Be Taken as Reliable. DEPARTMENT HAS NO FEARS ABOUT IT Thoiie on Honrd Proliitblr Hnre . - Icutcil to Cnlilo Their Whcrc- nbont * Ilont "Will Flench Port All WASHINGTON , July 11. ( Special Tele gram. ) Telegrams and Ictors are pouring Into the War department from citizens of Nebraska and Utah asking for Information ae to the Hancock , which IB bringing back to the states the First Nebraska and Utah troops. Adjutant General Corbln said today that while the department had not heard officially from the Hancock as .having touched at Nagasaki , Japan , this should not be con sidered as evidence that the transport was overdue. Ho eald on the contrary that It \Van very doubtful If the department would hear from the vessel until It reached San "Really , the department did not expect to hear from the Hancock cnroute , " said he , "knowing that It was ono of the stanchcst ships In the government service , holding the record for time between San Frunclsco nnd Manila. We have no fears about the Hancock , nnd this flurry ne to the steamer being overdue Is largely attributable to tbo failure of those on board to cable their arrival at Nagasaki. My Individual Impres sion Is that the ship has cleared that point. " It wns rumored this afternoon that a ca blegram was received by Assistant Secre tary Melklejohn from Nagasaki , Japan , In- dlcvtlng the arrival of the Hancock at that port and Inquiring as to the details of the president's order relative to provisional regiments. This rumor could not be veri fied , owing to Mr. Melklcjohn's absence from the city. Everywhere , however , the utmost confidence prevailed that the Han cock would reach San Francisco all right with the boys of the First Nebraska and Utah. Senator Thruston today presented the name of Colonel II. B. Mulford ot the First Nebraska for a captaincy In one of the pro visional regiments and it Is believed Mul ford will get the appointment It he so de sires. Thnrxton on Party Policy. The Washington Post will tomorrow print the following Interview with Senator Thurs- ton relative , to the effort on the part of some .republican leaders to commit tbo party tn the single gold standard : "Of course , " he said , "the advocates of a einglo gold standard declaration will have the votes In tbo convention to accomplish their purpose It they so desired- - force the issue. The eastern states have a large rep resentation In the convention and we know . that the colored delegates can be won over. At the same time I do not see the necessity for atich action. There are in the west a considerable number of republicans who hcM moderate silver views In 1806 and who still hold these views. Not only would it be un- wl o to alienate these republicans , but there is no reason financially why the. step should be taken. We are going along splendidly enough noir. " "Wero not many republicans kept In line for McICInley In 1896 by the promise and hope of ultimate bimetallism ? " "Yc , of course , " was the reply. "Bimet allism was urged very stronggly on the stump. The republican party , as far as It has ever declared officially , is committed tea a very earnest effort to secure a fair show for silver. If ) these efforts should prove un availing , thin the party Is committed to the maintenance of the gold standard. " "Do you think alt these efforts have been exhausted ? " "No , I do not. On the contrary , It really eeems to me as it Great Britain and India nnd the European nations are Inclined to look more , favorably than over on bimetallism under some new adjustment. Personally , I am in favor of maintaining the gold standard unlettt we can bring about conditions giving more recognition to sliver In the money of the world. Hvm If there Is no Immediate liopo of doitiK that I would like the repub lican party to remain In an attitude where It can consistently urge it nnd honestly try for It In the future. " "Notwithstanding this , do you expect to ere a gold standard declaration in. the law and the platform ? " \ oeed of SHver I > eKllntlon. "In the platform , perhaps , for tbo reasons I have already given you. In the law no , With a iiurrow republican majority it the house and the moderate views ot a goo < many republicans senators , I really do no look for very much In the way of flnancla legislation between now and the presiden tial campaign. I know a good many men In both brnnchrs of congress w'ho believe that we are now running along in excel lent shape and thflt there may be danger in legislating on the question except such law as may be necessary to prevent the endless chain operating to tht > discomfiture of the treasury In times of panic. The world IB not afraid of our financial condition , There is not a fear In Christendom that our cur rency will depreciate , our standard be low ered , or our obligations bo repudiated. Therefore 1 do not bellevo any legislation "with the exception 1 have named Is wise or necessary. If a gold standard declara tion tthould be enacted Into a law or bo placed In Ihe platform it would presumably bring thn money Issue to the front In the next campaign , but not certainly. It Is im- poffilble to accurately predict what the Issue will be. In 1S96 .wo . shaped ourselves to fight upon tariff .lines and bad to switch over to meet the silver question , " "What will the west do If the republican parly adopts a single gold standard declara tion ? " The AVe.t All Right. "Republicans of the middle west will , I take It , stand up to the issue , but In the illver producing states wo cannot expect to Mln any ground. I judge that It would not make much difference in Oregon and Washington , where the people have Already etood up to the gold platform. In my own tat in the last campaign we cad a plat form which was practically a declaration fern n single gold standard , and while wo did not carry the ttate ticket we made enormous aln , Closing by about 3,000 nnd carrying the le'tfrlaturc. I repeal , however , that I do not * ee the necessity of forcing such a rty , cither In law rm. " ; / rstabltiiblng rural frC 'f SJI jjfBhalltown. la. Ernest PoppcrTjiSByH ! | ! > . Eldrcge were appointed regular cafW ! ' nnd Charles K. Glddlng and John L , Woy substitutes. This order takes effect on the 15th Instant. William A. Hornaday was today nppolnted xjstmastcr at Potter , Cheyenne county , No- ) raska , vice B. R Hornburg , resigned. Also Thomas K. Cody at Hnwlcy , Hyde county. South Dakota. Authority has been granted for the re moval of the po tomcc at Chadron , Neb. , tea a building owned 'by the postmaster at a rental of $300 a year. HITCH IN THE NEGOTIATIONS \o Chnnr.e. to ( Jet n Reelpnu'lty Treaty with France nt the Present Time. WASHINGTON , July 11. H appears to be the accepted view In well-Informed govern ment quarters that the limit ot concession iias been reached in the negotiations with iho French authorities for a reciprocity treaty and today's conference did not bring ibout any material advance In the negotia tions. Franco conceded the minimum rate on the entire tariff schedule at the outset , the dif ference being the usual maximum rate and the minimum rate being about 20 per cent. Mr. Kasson , In return , submitted a list of articles on which our rates would bo re duced under the provisions of section four of the Dlngloy act , allowing not over 20 per cent reduction on articles agreed upon. The American concessions , however , have not proved as satisfactory In Paris as was ex pected , and consideration has been given ot late to extending the list somewhat. Some further concessions have been made on our side , but these have not been sufficient to close the negotiations. At the same time there is no thought as yet of abandoning them and a treaty may result later. DEATH REPORTS FROM ARMY Cnhled to AVnr Ilcpartnicnt hjCom - niniuler * In Cnlin , Porto Illco nnd Philippine ! ) . WASHINGTON. July 11. The War depart ment has received the following from General Otis at Manila under date of July ! ) : Following deaths since last weekly report : Typhoid fever , July 2 , Charles N. Wilscck , Company G. First Wyoming infantry ; Gth , Edward Weldon , Company K , Fourteenth in fantry ; William Miller , Company K , Fourth Infantry ; 6th , Ermer Stevens , Company G , Twelfth Infantry. Dysentery , 4th , William H. Hill , hospital corps ; 5th , Thomas W. Petro , Company M. Fourth Infantry. Drowned , 4th , Charles Hyatt , sergeant , Com pany E , Fourth cavalry. General Brooke cables as follows to the War department. HAVANA , July 10. Death report. 9th , 10th , Guantnnamo : Michael J. Tlcrney , Company H , Fifth Infantry , died 10th , acute alchollsm ; Thomas Klllkelley. Company C , Fifth Infantry , died 1st , yellow fever. General Davis today cabled the War de partment ot the death ot Private Frank Blake , Company A , Eleventh Infantry , at Ponce , of acute dysentery. MISSOUniA.\S AIII3 NOT HASIIFUI , . I'renent n I.oiiff I.I * ' of Applicant * for .Army Comntl * > loii * . WASHINGTON , July 11. The White House Is fairly overrun with applicants for commissions In the volunteer nrmy. Today Representative Joy of Missouri , State Chair man Thomna J. Aklns and a delegation of Mlssourians saw , the president and pre sented a list ot new applicants for commis sions. Three appointments were made yes terday from that state and five more will make up Missouri's quota. The list pre sented today was an follows : John II. Goldman , yesterday appointed captain , for a majority ; John A. Porter , late lieutenant Sixth Missouri , for a captaincy ; James J. Maycs , late captain Seventh Iramuncs , for a captaincy ; Clay C. McDonald , late major Fourth Missouri , for a majority ; Theodore Schult/ , late captain Sixth Missouri , for a lieutenancy ; A. J. Jacpbs , late captain First Missouri , for a captaincy ; Lieutenant George Shields , Twelfth United States Infantry , now eeivlng In the Philippines , for a cap taincy ; Downey Mllbum , late lieutenant Sixth Missouri ; David 'M. Dodge , and Richard tenant of the Second Missouri , and Rtchanl i.M. Whitney , late lieutenant Sixth Missouri , for lieutenancies. fltinrrel lit Iiiilliin School. WASHINGTON , July 11. Charges have been filed against Indian Agent John S , Mayhugh of the White Rock agency , in Nevada , alleging among other things arbi trary administration. These charges are the outcome of a dispute as to the manage ment of the agency school and have already caused two Investigations by order of the Washington authorities. 'Mr. ' 'Mnyhugh has sought to have School Superintendent ( Anna G. Eagan removed and other radical changes made. She has requested a transfer and with others will bo assigned to another schoool. Von llollelipit I > env < * HI * Pont. WASHINGTON , July 11. Ambassador von Holleben of Germany has randp his farewell call on Secretary Hay and will leave here on Thursday for New York , whence he takes the steamer for home. In New York he will confer with Jlcrr Mumm , who Is to be German charge d'affaires this summer during the ambassador's absence. Little In known of Ilerr Mumm's Instructions , al though the expectation Is that ho would ' have authority to take up the German reciprocity negotiations , which have made little progress of late. Ilonril to ( 'onxliler .SI. Iout * Hrlilge , WASHINGTON. July 11. The secretary of war has appointed Majors Willianu L. Marshall , William H , Boxby and Captain Kdwln Burr of the corps of engineers a board to examine and report upon the pro posed bridge at St. Louis across the Mis sissippi river. The board Is to meet nt St. Louis at the earliest date practicable and make a thorough Investigation ot the subject of u span und tbo piers In tbo river. Ht'llttliiK Trnti * | > ort Thomii * . WASHINGTON , July 11 , The War depart ment has let the contract for repairing and fitting the transport Thomas to the Cramps company , Philadelphia , at $239,500. Major J. M , Carson , jr. , of the quartermaster's department will have charge of tbo Thomas during the refitting and also upon I la voyage by way of the Suez to Manila , Mnlul Sent to Ail in I nil DeiTi-y. WASHINGTON , July 11. The Navy de partment today dispatched to Admiral Dewey the medal awarded to him by act of congress to commemorate the battle of Manila bay. The admiral's medal Is identical with those cent to each man In the fleet , with the ex ception that his own name Is engraved upon the edge. SpnnUh Coninlnr Olllelnl * . WASHINGTON , July 11. Acting under In structions from the president , Adjutant Gen eral Corbln has sent telegraphic Instruc tions to General Brooke , commanding In ( Continued on Second Page. ) REACHING OUT FOR TRADE Dominion of Canada Scheming for More Business from West Indies , MAKES SOME CUSTOMS REDUCTIONS HfTnrt to Secure Impoltlnii of Coun- tcrvnlllntt Dntle * on Knropenu licet Snunr Drouth nt .Inmnlcn , ( Correspondence of the Associated Press. ) KINGSTON. Jamaica , July 4. It Is now announced that the real object of the gov ernment In sending the reciprocity dele gates to Ottawa , after completing the ne gotiations nt Washington , Is to endeavor to secure the Imposition by the Dominion gov ernment of countervailing duties on European beet sugar. With a view of In creasing expectations to Canada and British West Indies ( which were never very con siderable nnd have been declining of late years and those between the United States nnd the Islands Increased ) the Dominion Parliament recently made some material customs reductions In their favor. Among these was n reduction of 20 per cent on cano sugar from the West Indies. It wns thought that this would give an Impetus to sugar exports to the Dominion. It Is now pointed out , however , and the delegates will have to Impress on the Dominion government that the concession Is not sufficient to meet the case. So long as the United States maintains a countervailing duty against European beet sugar nnd admits the West Indian cano product on the present favorable terms , so long must the trade go there. The Idea , there fore , Is to Induce the Canadians cither to Impose countervailing duties on sugar or to remove the duty altogether on that of the West Indies. Just what the Jamaica government seeks to secure by this , sup posing the attempt should provo successful , Is not very clearly understood there , If reciprocity with the United States Is to bo secured with a view of any permanent ad vantage , considering the permanent limi tations ot the Canadian market. The Island Is nt present suffering from one of the severest drouths experienced in eight years , one of the most serious results of which Is the falling of the water supply of Kingston. The rlvere were all exceed ingly low , obliging the water commissioners to lock off the city supply during eighteen hours in every twenty-four , although the Island Is but just entering Into the normal "dry season. " This has occasioned widespread alarm on account of the recently completed sewerage works , which are thereby threatened with an Indefinite suspension nnd threatens the city with all the evils for which.that stands. Even at present It Is with the greatest dif ficulty and care that any flushing can be done and the sanitary authorities express grave apprehension for the Immediate fu ture. BETTER WAGES FOR MOLDERS DelOKntcn .to Convention Report lu- crcnnc of Ten Per Cent TliroiiKh- ont United State * . -INDIANAPOLIS ; ind. % jiiiy n. The7 two sessions of the convention ot the Iron 'Moulders' Union of North America were largely taken up with preliminary business. * Now delegates arrived all the morning un til the number In attendance at noon was nearly 350. The committee on credentials spent the greater part of the day making partial reports on the newly arrived dele gates. Committees , have not yet been ap pointed. Today delegates handed In peti tions from their unlcns for consideration by the convention. These for the most part were of Interest only to the organization. It Is highly probable , one of the officers ot the union said , that the convention will take steps toward fixing the prices on molded materials. The molders themselves , the officers said , cannot fix a price directly on the article for sale , but they can fix u minimum scale for molding. Delegates generally say there has been an IncreaBB In the wages of molders all over the United States. In general the Increase has reached 10 , per cent. Ono question that will come up for dis cussion Is the movement for a closer amal gamation of all classes of molders. The union now meeting here already has super vision over almost all classes of moldcrs Reports of officers show the finances to bo in good condition and nlso show a steady growth In the organization In the last year. DEAF MUTES OF MIDDLE WEST Two Hundred Delegate * from Mne- tceii State * Open Their Conven tion In St. Pniil. ST. PAUL , Minn. , July 11. The sixth an- UUal convention of the N'atlnnal ARsnrMn. tlon of tbo Deaf opened today In the house of representatives. Fully 200 delegates were present , nineteen states throughout the middle west and cast being repre sented. Rev. J. iM. Kohlcr. rector of All Souls church , Philadelphia , presided. President Kochlcr announced the executive com mittees , among whom were Rev. J. H Cloud. St. Louis ; W. Vedltz. Denver ; Theo dore D. Estrella , Berkeley , Gal. , and W. H Rothcrt , Omaha. President Kochler Introduced Bishop M N. Gilbert , who made the invocation. Gov ernor Llnd welcomed the members In behalf - half ot the state. Mayor Keller spoke in behalf of the city , his remarks being In terpreted for tbo mutes by Miss Pear Nordman of St. Louis. Judge R. A , Motet ot Fnrlbault welcomed the delegates In the name of the deaf people of Minnesota. lr Molt of Indianapolis read President Koeh- ler's address , while the latter gave It In the sign language. The convention then ad journcd till tomorrow. BLOW FOR MARRIAGE BROKER Appenl Court Will .Not Uphold Him Ii Collecting HIt-li Fee from Well. Served Client. CHICAGO , July 11. Negotiating a mar riage by n third party for a consideration was today declared by Judge Slu-pard o the appeal court "to bo void at law nnd In equity as being opposed to morality am public equity. " The case at appeal was that of V ) . H Hellen from the judgment of 'ht supeilo court , by which he was denied the right to collect on a contract executed In 1S96. By the contarct Benjamin J. Andeicou was lo pay Hellen $2,500 on the marriage of the former to Mrs. Sarab Hughes , Hellen bad contracted with Audcrson to bring nbout a man-lag , ? between him and the widow Hughes In consideration of th payment of $5 down and $2,500 when tl > marriage was concluded. The $5 was paid and receipted for , but thn groom balked a the payment of the 32f-jO. Tbo dncision o the superior court waa tiffinnvd mid the coFt of tbc proceedings Ihrowa on the marrlat f > roker. In delivering , the decision Juc'ge ' Shepard vld : "All undertakings ot such go-betweens as mercenary matchmakers are reprobated by law. " TITLE IS CLEAR ] IN ALASKA CnnRreNNlonnl 1'artr I" Xot Dliponed to View l-'nvitrnliljMlriMtt Ilrltnln' * Idea of tile' lloutidnry. SEATTLE , Wash. , Jiljy 11. Congressmen Payne , Hull , Steel , IJaliell ami Hentwolc , who arrived hero todixyT * from Alaska , are very much Impressed wllh their trip. Congressman Paynes who Is a member of lie Joint High commlsRtpn , refused to dis cuss the boundary question or the proposed modus vlvcndl. He anticipates no trouble over a settlement of thdlsputc. Congressman Steel said : "Wo nro too big over to go to wnr over .ho Alaskan boundary. The subject will In .Imo shape Itself nnd become settled. At this time the intareet centers In the pro posed shitting of the boundary as proposed n the modus vlvcndl. . which would throw tlie Porcupine mlnlnKvdlstrlct _ , temporarily at least , tinder BrHlsh'jliUM ; U In not easy .o sec Jtmt how this Incidental question will 30 settled to the cntl - satisfaction of nil , * 3 t 1 believe It will bendjtisteil , so as nut to disrupt the nmlcatil5j settlement nf the entire boundary controversy which Is now n the bands of the Joint High commlsson , [ am Interested as n congressman nnd as an American citizen should bo. I realize wo bavo a great country -In 'Alaska and 1 feel pretty sure the present congress is not go ng to fritter any of It < iV y. " Congressman Hull Is'flRalnst giving up a Foot of northern torrttory'nnil does not hesi tate to say that It wojTld' certainly result In great commercial loss' vcro a port given Great Britain on LlnnVcanal. It would af fect In a way the wholeiountry and coast. "We have nothing Ur concede to Great Britain In the way of/tdrrltory , " said Con gressman Hull. "It is not .that wo have ac quired something that does not belong to us nnd that waa owned by tho-crown. We have nothing to do with that boundary. We stand simply upon the rights of possession acquired , by the Russian purchase. There has been no new demarcation of boundary. England never questioned the boundary from 1825 to 1867 , when Seward purchased the country from Russia for. the United States. "Wo will not go behind the original treaty by which we acquired all the rights of Russia and therefore we will accept nothing less than the territory accorded us under that treaty. " . > . After spending a few. days on Puget sound the congressional partjvwlll return cast. LAND FOR NEW NATIONAL PARK Project Formed to * Convert Seven Bullion AcrcH in Unncnotu Into T'oredt Itenerve. CHICAGO. July ll.- Much Interest is be ing taken In the project'pf-fonnlng an organ ization to secure governmental reservation of 7,000,000 acres of forest' lands In Min nesota for the purpose jcrf. converting It Into a national park.At a , meeting next week arrangements will bo made for a national meeting to bo hold bcrr . .nextmonth. . Colonel John S. Coop'\rr ono of the prime movers in the project , ' jtjrm received letters ind telegrams from nnji i'.romlnent men Interested in forcs -t'Mafe/'Uj sure that : ho efforts of htmVji. Jftj ctfilcagucs will- be crowned m-Itti success'.J Among the let ters received is the following from Governor Roosevelt of New York. "I most cordially approve of your pro posed plan. Few things have been of bet ter omen for our future than the core and labor of the public spirited men , which has resulted In the creation of our existing national parks and forest preserves. Min nesota Is peculiarly a state that should have a great forest reservation. " INSURANCE ROW IN MISSOURI Attorney General Crow Say * He linn Hat Consented to ji .Mollification of Court Order. ST. LOUIS , July 11. A special to the Post-Dispatch from Jefferson City , Mo. , says : It has been persistently reported that Attorney General Crow had agreed with the seventy-three insurance companies ousted under the decision of the supreme court for violation of the anti-trust law to consent to a modification of Hie order to allow them lo continue on payment of a fine and the filing of certificates and affidavits that they had dissolved their western union and that they would In the future obey the- anti trust law. Today Attorney General Crow stated that a proposition of that character had been made to him , but lie had not yet accepted It ; that the matter was In the hands of the supreme court and that It alone had power to act. He thinks the companies should reduce rates In this state for Insurance. They made a stubborn re sistance to the suit In the court and now be feels that they should be punished. FEUD IS MUTUALLY FATAL ISii in 11 > Cnliiilnaten In a Iu , . | jn Which Roth Participants Arc Fatally Hurt. COLUMBUS , Miss. , July ll.At Crawford. Miss. , today two men , Shields Irvln and K. A. Tarlcton , wrro shot to death. Bad blood had existed between tbo men for some months and when they mot today , after the exchange of only a few words , they drew their pistols and began firing nt each other. Tarloton was instantly killed , while Irvln lived until this afternoon. AKont * of Free Delivery Service. INDIANAPOLIS , Ind. . July ll.-Sup-jrln- tendent Dice of the rural1 free delivery s ! iv- ice has assigned the territory to the dif ferent agents reporting to him as follows Indiana , E. H. Hathaway , headquarters r.t Indianapolis ; Wisconsin and Michigan , Henry Casson ; Missouri , Arkansas , Louis iana nnd Texns , S. B. Rathbono ; Minnesota , Nebraska , Cplorado , Wyoming and Washing ton territory , Thomas Howard ; North Da kota , South Dakota , Idaho , Nevada and Montana , George Colin ; Utah , Arizona , Call , fornla and Now Mexico , W. E. Annln : Illi nois and Kansas , Charles Lynn , headquar ters at Chicago. IllfiekllNllilK Cni > I * Settled , CHICAGO , Jury 11. Because Judgej Free , man , Morton nnd Shepard , componlng the branch appellate court , could not agree Jn the disposition of the appeal of Wllll.un McDonald , In his suit against the Illinois Central Railroad company , nnd the Chicago & Northwestern Railway company , the de cision of the circuit court denying McDon ald's right to recover damages from the railroads Is affirmed by a dMdd court. The suit has attracted much attention , ns one of tbo alleged blacklisting cases grow ing out of the railroad strike of 1894 , Hattleld Surrender * to Governor , CHICAGO , July 11. A special to the Record from Louisville , Ky. , says ; Ellas Hatfleld. the desperado and son of "Devil Anse" Hntlleld , leader of the Hatfield-Mc- Coy feud , that cost 141 lives , surrendered to Governor Atkinson of West Virginia in per son today nt Gray. Hattleld shot Sheriff Ellis a week ago , and has been holding off n posse in ( be Kentucky mountains. He tent word that he would ( surrender to Governor Atkinson only. PARIS CLEAR OF THE ROCKS Grounded American Lint Steamer is Once Mow in Deep Water , CREDIT IS DUE TO THE GERMAN SALVAGERS Milp I * Moved AMern for tlUtnnco of Iliiiulrcil nnil Flftr Vnril * nnd Will He Towed to Dock to lie Hepnlreil. LONDON , July 11. The salvagers have moved the American liner Paris astern for a distance of ICO yards and have shifted the vessel's position slightly to the eastward. They hope to bo able to get the after stoke hold fires alight. The Paris Is now clear ot the rocks. The sea Is smooth , but a heavy fog prevails tonight. The Intention of the salvagers was simply to slew the stern of the liner so as to facilitate the operations ot the divers , but It was found It moved more freely than expected. Three salvage boats alone practically removed It from a critical position unaided. The .liner stilt has a dis tinct list to the starboard and cannot be assumed to be out ot danger. The tugs arc preparing to tow it to Falmouth harbor , Jernmn SnlvaRer * Klntcd. The Ocrman salvagers arc clatod at their unexpected success In floating the Paris. It had been weighted with nearly a thousand tons of granite at its stern , with a. view of hoisting Its bows from the rock. Divers had difficulty In getting at the rock , hut j this wns the reason for the attempt to move It , Several tugu proceeded to the scene , but the Germans were not anxious for their as sistance nnd offered the largest tug only $23 for towage , an offer which was promptly refused. It was then decided that the ves sel , being In a position of comparative safety , ! should remain where It was during the night and the divers should continue their work of matching the hull , so as to mini mize tbo risk of towing. Unless some'thlng unforeseen occurs the Paris will be towed to Falmouth tomorrow and If an Inspection of Its condition warrants It will be taken to Southampton or some other dock for re pairs. The weather late this evening Is rather unfavorable , the symptoms being rain , a fallIng - Ing barometer and a slight wind from the southeast. An Incresao In the wind might prove serious. Every precaution has been taken to anchor the liner securely. The coast guards are keeping a clean lookout. Cnptaln Watklns , the other officers anil twenty members of the crew arc still on board. The pumps are coping with the water and there Is no danger of the vessel sinking. It Is said the salvagers are the Bamo ones "who floated the China , which went ashore In March ot last year oft Azcdea Point , near Aden. The coast guard reports that as the Paris began to move and tug at Its anchors this morning the crow was obliged to let out ca bles and In about an hour the liner got quite olear oC the rock and Into deep water. GRAND DUKE MICHAEL HEIR Cr.nr of nuln Inc * a. Mntilfcato Upon the Dcntli of 1IU llro ! ic.r-.GoorK ! . \ . . ST. PBTERSBIRG , July ii. The official Messenger today publishes an Imperial man ifesto worded as follows : "Our beloved brother and heir to the throne , the Grand Duke George Alexandrovltch , died at Abbas Tuman June 28 ( old style ) . The Illness which attacked him might , itwas hoped , yield to the treatment Initiated and the In fluence of the southern climate. But God willed otherwise. In submitting without a murmer to the decree of Providence , we call our faithful subjects to share our deep sorrow row with us and to offer fervent prayers for the repose of the soul of our departed brother. "Henceforward , nnd so long as It may not plenso God to bless us with a son , the right of succession to the throne devolves , accord ing to the precise definition of the law of succession upon our .beloved brother , the Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovltch. "NICHOLAS. " PROPOSALS. Xot Crrtnln AVhnt ICfTect They Will Have on the Ontliitider * . LONDON , July II. The parliamentary sec retary for the War office , Mr. Wyndham , re plying to u question in the House ot Com mons , today said the communication pub lished by the London Times July 7 , giving the names of British officers detailed to proceed to South Africa to organize the forces there , had been , sent with the knowl edge of the marquis of Lansdowne , secretary of state for war. The secretary of state for the colonies , Mr. Chamberlain , In the course of a reply to Sir Henry Campbclr-Bannerman , liberal leader In the house , on the subject of Presi dent Kruger's latest proposals , said that In the absence of fuller Information. It was Impossible to be certain as to the practical effect of the franchise scheme , but so far as he was able to judge It would have no Im mediate effect on the representation of the Outlandcrs In the first Volksraad and he was not certain the Outlandcrs would be able to carry any of the new seats allotted to them In the Rand until a very much later date. FROM TUB ICAISKR. IIke III * Am < etor , the Or rut Klrnlnr , He lln * nn Indelible Will. BIELEFIELD , Prussia , July 11. On the unveiling here today of a tablet commem orating Emperor William's speech In 1SD7 , in the course of which he promised pro tection to national labor , the kaiser tele graphed his Intention of presenting to the city the cost of the statue of the Orcal Elector , intended for Berlin as a memorial of hl reception and a reminder that he , like his great ancestor , has an Inflexible will und In spite of opposition 'pursues without deviation a course of recognized right. SKATS FOR TUB SHOP KMPI.OYKS. Hill In Ilou e of Lord * to Provide Comfort for Counter Worker * . LONDON , July 11. The House of Lords thlfl evening passed tbo second reading ol the bill requiring shopkeepers to provide snats for their assistants , The Marquis ol Salisbury , prime minister and secretary ol elate for foreign affairs , spoke and voted against tbo measure. Looking for the I.enU. PARIS , July 11. At a cabinet meeting today - day the minister of the Interior confirmed the authenticity ot the Orleanlst Intrigues set forth In the report of the prefect of po lice published by the Gazette de France yes terday and an Investigation will be made In order to find out how It reached the news papers. AiiMlrallun * Willing to BRISBANE , Queensland , July 11. The government of Queensland has cabled to the secretary of state for the colonies , Mr. Chamberlain , offering 250 mounted Infantry CONDITION OF THE WEATHER Forecast for Nebrnsk.i Thrcatcnlnc ; Southerly Winds. Trnti rrnlnri nt Oninlin j-e terdnyl Hour. OCR. Hour. Urn. H n. m. . . . . . ( It J p. in SS < t n. in 117 ' - | i. in Ml 7 n. in. . . . . . 7- it p. in. . . . . . l > " 8 n. in 7(1 -I | i. in I" ) I ) HI in. . . . . . 71) n | t , in Ot 10 n. in SI ( I p. I" M n n. in st : 7 i > . 111. . . . . . nil 11 ! ill 81 S p. ill H.I D it , m 71 > with a machine guno for service In South Africa In case of hostilities between Great Britain and the Transvaal. NO POLICE SENT TO ALASKA Ofllelnl * of the Colonial OHIee In Lon don Deny the Humor ISinphatlcnlly. LONDON. July 11. The olnrlalg of the colonial office , when questioned today re garding the special dispatch from Washing ton published In a Now York ncwupnper saying the Canadian government had de cided to send a body of mounted nollc-o to the Porcupine region , near the Lynn canal , In Alaska , to maintain order , which It was Intimated would result in the government ot the United States sending troops to oc cupy Pyramid harbor , absolutely denied that there wns any possibility of Canada contravening Great Britain's pledge to keep out Canadian police from the disputed strip If the United States government agreed not to semi troons to Pyramid harbor. The co lonial office officials added that If nny police had been dispatched It would bu found that they are the regular reliefs for the north west posts nnd that certainly no other forces had been dispatched to Alaska. WAS OIJTAIMCIJ l-'ltOM 'AMKRICA. Oiir Salt Heef the Only Source of Sim ply for ( irent llrltnlii. LONDON , July 11. The secretary to the admiralty , W. E. Ellison Macarteny , reply ing In the House of Commons today to a question of James Christopher Flyun , Irish nationalist , member for the north division of Cork county , asked regarding the recent destruction at Deptford of 50,000 pounds ot salt meat .which was unfit for food , nnd whether , in view of this enormous loss , the admiralty would consider the advisability of contracting for salt meat with Irish and other home curers. He said the whole of the pork destroyed at Deptford was Irish pork and that all the beef condemned wns American beef. He added that all the salt beef consumed In the British navy was ob tained , until recently , from America , which was the only available commercial source of supply. But , he continued , 50,000 pounds ot beef are now cured annually at Deptford , Kcecntrlc Clnh Kntertnliin. LONDON , July 11. The Eccentric club gave a dlnn r this evening to members of the "Lambs club of Now York and other visitors. Lionel Brough presided , flanked by Joseph H. Choatc , the United States ambas sador , and DeWolf Hopper. The company , which numbered 300 , Included David Bclasco , Nat Goodwin and McKcc Hankln. Xnvnl Maneuver * . LONDON , July 11. Mobilizing for the naval maneuvers began today , 118 war ships and about 25,000. men taking part In the op erations. One of the -principal objects ) of ( the maneuvers Is to exhaustively study the value ot the torpedo boat destroyers , ' of which fifty-four arc engaged. Sir niclinrd Wrlmtor Keep * Tnlklnsr. PAUIS , July 11. At today's session of the Venezuelan arbitration commission Sir Richard Webster , the British attorney gen eral , continued his argument in behalf of the case of Great Britain. At the close ot the session of the commission the members' were photographed. nrltldh Ship * nt Ileln on Tlnv. LOURENZO MARQUEZ. Dclagoa Bay , July 11. The British second-class cruiser Doris and the first-class cunboat Wldecon , with Rear Admiral Sir Robert H. Harris , In com mand of the Cape and West African station , on board the cruiser , have arrived hero. Itnlnii Court lit Monriilni ; . ST. PETERSBURG , July 11. Thre months' court mourning for the death of the czarowltch , Grand Duke George of Rus sia , brother of the czar , who died yesterday of consumption nt Abbas Tuman , in the Caucasus , has been ordered. OLD CLOTHES FOR ASSETS Alhert Crol j- Turn * Over III * Fortune to HI * AVIfe a nil Ilven hy Her Indulgence. NEW YORK , July 11. Albert Crosby of Browster , Mass. , and formerly rich nnd prominent In Chicago , whcio ho owned Crosby's opera house and McAvoy Brewing company , was examined In bankruptcy here today. In his petition ho described his as sets as consisting of a few old clothea. Ho lives in a handsome homo on Cape Cod. Mrs. Crosby testified today that she owns the estate at Brewstcr , has $160,000 $ In bonk , mortgages for $160,000 , more real estate val ued at $50,000 , furniture and paintings val ued at $12,000 , 'besides ' her claim for $50,000 against Mr , Crosby for advances made by her to him from time to time. Mr. Crosby t > ald ho had owned nothing since 1875 , when ho gave his all to his wife. Since then ho has lived by borrowing from her , be asserts. They usually spend the winters abroad and the summers at Ilrew- ster. KIDNAPER IN A PADDED CELL Ahdnntor of fierald Iapli er Slum * n MnrUed Averlon to ICnlerliiK the 1'eiilteiitlnr- . CHICAGO , July 11. 'Mrs. ' Elizabeth Ann Ingersoll , kidnaper of Gerald Laplner , spent last night In solitary confinement in a padded cell In the penitentiary at Jollet. The terrific struggle for liberty which sbo began 'When the ofllcers Blurted to take her from the court house In Chicago , was kept up all the way to the prison. So Intense became her rage , she tore with her teeth and hands several handkerchiefs Into nhreils. At Jollet she became more frantic , and nor repeated cry was that whe would never go behind the bars. The warden locked her In a solitary cell until she would quiet down. "The warden said It was the worst case ho ever had to contend < vlth , " said Jailer Whitman. "There was no hysteria about It. She had full control of herself , but was Just ugly. " Taylor Hn * the Convention. LONDON. Ky , July 11 , The candidates are all here for thn republican state conven tion tomorrow. So far as tbo governorship Is concerned , there la no contest , an Attor ney General W. S. Taylor has more votes pledged than are necessary to nominate. Colonel Stone and Judge Pratt are still working , but confess that they arc In the minority , They are now working with a view to defeating Taylor rather than with any expectation for tbemcBlves. CnrKO of Silver ( Joe * Out. NEW YORK , July 11. The New Yoik. tailing tomorrow , will take out 220,000 ounces of silver , TTTPPT P rPIir * n 4 T T A P JUGGLE THE BALL01S Nebraska Fusionlsts Manipulate Election Returns to Suit Therasolves. FORGE NAMES OF JUDGES OF ELECTION Ballots Smuggled Into Edmisten's ' Room from Porter's Office , MARET COGNIZANT OF THE PROCEEDINGS Holcomb Ohides One of Those Concerned for Telling Him About It , ROTTENNESS IN YORK COUNTY RECOUNT I * . I. . Simon * Siihntlt * Some Intern * ! ' IIIK Testimony to HIP Committee the State OMlccri. LINCOLN' . July 11. ( Special. ) The leg. Islatlvo Investigating commtttco spent IN entire day looking Into the ballot fraud * ol the famous recount scheme of 1S97. Tin principal ovldcnco given was by K. L. 61- mons. who went Into full detail regarding tb procedure of the committee appointed to tamper with the ballots , nhowlng that Kd- mlstcn , George Dlako and others personally assisted In the changing of the ballots , and that Holcomb , Mnrct , Dahlman und other fusion lenders had full knowledge of thn way the work was being performed. Tim condition of the York county ballots , which were examined by the committee , substan tiated Simon's story. It was found that In eoino cases the names of the judge * of election on the backs of the ballots hail been forged , and that .1 largo number of the ballots had been marked by ono person , the marks In favor of the amendment being exactly alike. A peculiar feature of the day's proceeding ! was that Secretary Porter attended during the morning session and for a time took pait In the examination. Ho made a state- mcnt to the committee regarding some ol the testimony , thus recognizing the com- nilttco and Its right to act. When the investigation opened this mornIng - Ing the package of ballots from York county was opened and the envelopes were Identified , after which K. D. Simons was put on the stand. Simons explained how the ballots were changed under the dlrcctl6n ol Chairman ICdmlsten. George Blake alsj assisted In the marking , which was done Ic the vault of Kdmlsten's cilice , and the con spirators were engaged In this for foil ) nights , altering the billets from twenty- ono counties. The witness hero went Into detail , to show how changes were made , how ballots voted against the amendment wore fixed so as to make thorn doubtful , so the commission could count them for th amendment. The ballots from McFuddcc township In York county were taken us nn illustration , and the witness not only de scribed the changes , but nlso showed that the names of the Judges on the backs of many of the ballots had been forged. At noon the committee took on adjourn ment 'lo 1:30 : p. m. * SlmoiiK Goen Into Detail * . After dinner Slmonti resumed his story and told how the system of changing the ballots was done under the direction of Kd- mlBtcn. Burly during the session Simons liad been told by Kdmlstcn that there waste to be a recount of the amendment ballots and that enough votes would bo found to change the result of thfl election. Witness here went Into detail about the smuggling of the ballots Into EdmlBten'j ofllce. The first two nights they were car ried through the linll of the building from Porter's office to the oil room. The guard In Porter's odlco admitted the mcssongoi when three raps were made on the door. On the second night the witneps KHW Judge. Norval in the hall late nt night , and the men engaged in the work were nfrald they were being watched. On the two suc ceeding nights the man who carried the ballots took them down Into the basement at the door near Porter's office , and thenci along thn basement In a trap door that opened up inside. Edmlslcn's ofilco. Simons said that while the work was go ing on ho had assurance from Edmlstcn and others that the law making It a penalty to change ballots was not good , and that In case of discovery ho would not bo Im prisoned long , as "wo have the governor , " Witness said Ilcnton Maret , the govornor'i private secretary , know what was going on and cautioned him to "be careful and not got caught. " Marct furnished him pencils to mark ballots with. Some time later Marct and others promised witness a Job of work at Norfolk , hut fulled to deliver It , Then they promised him a job at the expo- Hilton work , but when he went to Omaha he was again turned down. Manipulation of Hallotfl. Simons said that among the ballots tam pered with were those of nialnc , Banner , Chase , Brown , Cherry , Koya Paha , Dawson , Gospor , Keith , Wayne , Box Butte , McPherson - son , Scotts Bluffs , Ilarlan , Dundy , Bloux , York and others , The ballots of Dodg county were manipulated during the recount by putting ballots that had been counted on to the piles that were yet to be counted , go that the votes for the amendment was lu * creased. Simons suld he had been told by KdmUtrn or Dahlman that the original plot was ar ranged at the governor's house , those pres ent ut the meeting being Holcomb , Ma ret , Dahlman and KdmitUcn. Once during the counting of the votes , when the Dodge county ballots were being manipulated , Simons went to Holcomh and told him of how the pack ages of ballots had got mixed and the "com mission must bo held back until they could be fixed. " After ho had explained the situ ation Horv-omh said : "I'm sorry you came lute to tell me this. Don't talk about It In here. " However , the delay was made and the Dodg * county ballots were rearranged. Witness said ho did not think Porlcr knew of tbo ballot frauds until thn following Sep tember , but ho was sure the "guard" who proved BO Milling to help was appointed by Porter. Simons admitted that his own personal In terest In counting In two additional judges was that he had a. suit In the supreme court which had received nn adverse ruling and he wanted to get In two more judges In order to get the ruling reversed. Ilallol * AnI'rniluoeil , After Simons had concluded his testimony the ballotii from McKaddcn township. In York county , were examined by the com- mlttee. It was found that the original poll book showed fifty-two votes for the Amend ment and seventy-one against , The doc tored ballotn , however , ahowo'd 134 votes for the amendment , twenty-four against anil forty-four marked double , or both for and against the amendment. Simons here Iden tified those balloti , told how thn changes were made and how the "double'1 marked