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Olean Democrat, The (Newspaper) - May 22, 1890, Olean, New York SIXTEEN PAGES. The Olean at VOL. XI. OLEAN, CATTARAUGUS CO." NEW YORK, THURSDAY, MAY 22, 1890. NO. 26 ABIGiLVILItOArilOJiilCT. A PLAN TO CONNECT THE CITIES OF THE AMERICAN HEMISPHERE. Secretary r.luine Confess to Take Prompt Action 5ii the of the Would Contribute to the Development and Prosperity of Sis- ter Republics. WASHINGTON, May The president sent to the senate and house yesterday a copy of a letter of the secretary of state transmitting the proposition adopted by the Pan-American congress for an inter- continental railway. The letter of the secretary is as follows: DEPARTMENT OF STATE. I WASHINGTON, May 12. J To THE have the honor to submit herewith a plan for survey for a railway line to connect the great commer- cial cities of the hemisphere. more important recemmendatiBH has come from the International eenference and I earnestly commend it to with full confidence that prompt ,ae- tiomwillbe taken by congress to enable this government to participate in the pro- motion of the enterprise. The resolutions of the conference are accompanied by special reports concerning the transporta- tion facilities that already exist in several Americas, republics. These reports comprise all the informa- tion that could be gathered upon this im- portant subject amd will be found both in- teresting and authentic. Under the gen- erous and progressive policy of President Diaz, the railways of Mexico Against Improper Commitment of Al- leged Insane- Persons. ALBAXT, May action has recently been taken b i. sum- commis- sion in'lunacy, lookiu-r to safe- guards against the improper uuiiinitment to and detention in asylums of this state of persons alleged to be insane. In accordance with the power granted by law, the commission recently adopted a new'form of medival certificate to be used in the commitment of the insane to custody, and huve also pre-cribed a form of certificate of qualification which must be possessed by physician-, desiring to be- come examiners in lunacy cases. For the sake of absolute uniformity, accuracy and the greatest conveni'-nce, the blanks are to be supplied solely from the office of tho commission, ami a distribution ot the two forms will be made about June 1 to super- intendent'? of atjlums and hospitals for the insrine, couiity clerks and superin- tendents of the poor. THE SENATE REGALES ITSELi- WITH A CHANGE OF DIET. WAR TO THE KNIFE. I have been extended southward as well as northward, and toward the two oceans. The develop- ment of the Argentine system has been equally rapid. Lines of track now reach from Buenos Ayres to the northern cities of that republic, and nearly to the Bolivian boundary. Chili has a profitable system of railways from the mountains to the Pacific ocean, and the completion of the tunnel that is now being pierced through the Cordilleras will bring Valparaiso -within two days'travel of Buenos Ayres la the other republics similar enterprise has been shown. Each has its local lines of railway; and to connect them all and furnish the people of the south- ern continent the means of convenient and comfortable intercourse with their iteighbors north of the isthmus, is an un- dertaking worthy the encouragement and co-operation of the government. In no other way could the government and the people of the United States contribute so much to the development and prosperity of our sister at the same time the expansion of our own commerce. A very important feature of the report, to triich I especially direct your attention, will be found in the international declara- tion that the line of the proposed railway shall be forever neutral territory, that the material necessary for the construction and operation of the road shall be admit- ted free of customs dues and revenue shall be always exempt from all forms of taxa- tion. This guarantee, having all the force, of a treaty, will stimulate private and public confidence, and then lead to the in- vestment of capital that might otherwise be reluctant and distrustful. It is proposed that a survey to ascertain the best and most economical routes be made under the direction of a commission, and that the expense be shared by the several nations of the hemisphere in pro- portion to their respective populations. The share of the United States is estimated to be and 1 would respectfully suggest the propriety of securing from congress an appropriation for that pur- pose. Three commissioners will be re- quired to represent the United States upon the international board and author- ity should be asked for the detail officers of the army and navy to serve as engineers in conducting the survey. The headquar- ters of the commission of the international conference will be located in Washington, and it is proposed to invite the commis- sioners to meet here on the 1st of Oc- tober next, or as soon thereafter as may be practicable for the purpose of organiz- ing and initiating the work of survey. Respectfully submitted, JAMES G. BLAISE. Secretary of State. In his letter of transmitted the president says: Public attention has been chiefly at- tracted to the subject of improved com- munication between the ports of the United States and those of Central and South America. The creation of new and improved steamship lines undoubtedly furnish the reasons for developing an increase of trade with the Latin American nations. But it should not be forgotten that it is possible to travel by land from Washington to the southernmost capital of South America, and that the opening of railroad com- munication with these friendly will give to them and. to us facilities for intercourse and the exchange of trade we of special value. The work contem- plated is practicable. It will be interest- jog to all. and perhaps surprising to moat of us, to notice how much has already been done in tbe way of rail rood construc- tion in Mexico and South America can be utilized as part interconti- nental line. I don't hesitate recom- mend that congress make the very erate appropriation for purveys suggested the conference, and authorize the ap- pointment of coTOTnrwiorjers the de- tail of engineer officers direct and con- duct the necessary preliminary repairs. Mr A Savage Attack Made Upon a Georgia Justice. ODOM, Ga., May Odom openly de- clared he would not appear before Justice Aspinwall in a case in which he had been garnisheed. The justice heard the con- temptuous remark and asked Odom to withdraw it. Odom refused and Aspin- wall drew his pistol and told Odom if he did not recall his insulting words he would kill him. Odom leaped at the justice, got his pis- tol away from him and shot him in the head. After being wounded the justice pulled out his knife and stabbed Odom twice near the At this point friends interfered and stopped the fighters. Both men afterward left for their homes for their Winchesters to slioot the thing out to a finish. Friends, however, prevented their meeting. Citizen Train Arrives at Buffalo. BUFFALO, May 21. Citizen George Francis Train, knovm as "Round-the- "World or the "Great American Globe who expects to complete his now famous exploit in the unprece- dented time, of sixty-six days, passed through Buffalo yesterday morning on his way west to Tacoma, Wash., sixty-two days out from that city. He was seen by B reporter, who boarded New York Cen- tral train 5 as it pulled into the depot at o'clock, a. m., an time. The modern "Phileas Fogg" was still basking in the gloomy recesses of his bunk and playing with a pretty 4-year-old girl named Myrtle Clay, v.ho is an orphan and is traveling alone to friends in Colfax, la. The citizen has decorated her with a coral a jtteaMiro to Subject Im- ported to the ProUsions of State Lc-ngtJiy on the Tariff Bill In the Little Pro- gress Mude. May 21.-The senate yes- terday, after routine business, took up the bill reported from the judiciary committee subjecting imported liquors to the provis- ions of the of the several states, i he bill that "no state shall be held to be limited or restrained in its power to prohibit, regulate, control or tax the sale, keeping for sale or the transportation as an article of commerce or otherwise to be delivered within its own limits of any fer- mented, distilled or other intoxicating liquids or liquors by reason of the fact that the same have been imported into such a state from beyond its limits whether there shall or shall not have been paid thereon any tax, duty, impost or ex- cise to the United States." Mr. Wilson of Iowa, who had introduced ihe bill in the first instance and had alter- t-ards reported it back, addressed the sen- ate in explanation and advocacy of it, stating that it was made necessary by-the recent decisions of the supreme court ot the United States on that subject. It was a response to the suggestion con- tained in that decision that congress could, permit the exercise of the restraining power of a state: and it was for the pur- pose of giving that permission that this bill had been introduced and reported. The effect of it would be to have each state in the Union to determine for itself what catnip clann.-. necklace from Arabia, as children aboard the train. he has all the He looked hale and hearty; his brown skin was only pro- tected by a light pajama and his feet by sandals. A tough specimen indeed is the citizen, for a man of his years. He is 61, and his hair is as white as snow. A Young Girl's Bravery. HOT SPRINGS, May miles from this city, while out horseback riding, Flor- ence McKeogh was fired on from ambush and a shot from a Winchester passed through the back part of her body, behind her shoulders. The wounded girl bravely remained in the saddle, and putting a whip to her horse rode at full speed three-quar- ters of a mile to a farmer's house, where she fell exhausted. Her right arm is par- alyzed, and she can hardly speak. She is a daughter.of the late M. McKeogh, who was for years city clerk. She is weH known in Memphis, and'Washington. The would- be assassin is still at large. The Jesse James Gang. MADISON, Wis., May of the Jesse James gang are now under arrest at Jefferson, in this state, and officers from Missouri are in the city with requisitions for their return to Missouri. The names of the prisoners are said to be J. M. Officer, alias William Harlow, T.W. Berry and George Scott. All were heavily armed, having revolvers aad Winchesters, and a kit of burglars tools. The men broke jail in Douglas county, Missouri, some time ago. It is said they will he held for murder. Stole a of Gold. ISPHEMIXG, Mich., May Yar- coe, employed as a at the Michi- gan gold mine, quit work Saturday, aad was to have started for England. A seaich warrant was secured and his trunks opened. A quart bottle tilled gold and several hundred pounds of very rich rock were found, estimated to be k.--t Varcoe is in jail, and that he was not the only thief at the mine. It is thought thou- sands of dollars have been stolen. TTomen at a School Election. Al'Brr.x, X. Y., May the school election yesterday, the laboring men elect- ed every "commissioner. Upwards of 300 to the polls and cast their votes. With the exception of a perhaps, it was the first time they had taken advantage of this municipal suf- frage. W. -T. Moses was debated. He has been a commissioner for years. its police should be in regard to the traffic in intoxicating liquors. Under that de- cision of the supreme court the state ot Iowa could not prevent the citizens of other states or the subjects of Great Brit- ain, France or Germany sending ing liquors into Iowa and having them sofd there in the original packages by agents. At the present time original package saloons were being organized m his state. The package might be a pint or a half pint of whi-ky or a keg or a bottle of beer. It was to put a stop to such prac- tice and to recognize in every state tne power to regulate its own internal police that the bill was reported. Mr. Yest said that as a member of tne judiciary committee he had not been able to agree with the majority in reporting the bill, because it would sweep away the exclusive jurisdiction of the United States over interstate commerce. The supreme court had decided that the power of con- gress over interstate commerce was an ex- Susive power and could not be delegated. Mr Vest sent to the clerk's desk and had read a report of committee no power tossop it, and inai me could not stop it unless the congress gave them that power. He did not believe in the centralization of power. He be lieved in its segregation and wpaiation i" every respect. Hpcakinjj of the importation of inloxi into a state. .Mr. KdmumU oncv tlu-y there r in the hands of natives 01 not) Hi' j 'o Mail Stork. Yr-RK. May 20 -Mr. VillaH. being asked v to the of 1hc published in the New York Times regard- ing the of a in- terest in the Pacific Majl rom- panv wiih r P that there guilt. m the th? back. The Wood and have long at feud the bill, it n IH- 1 it ivl i- ivt- it to the supreme mnrt nolds, the lawyer who was shot in his office in Wall street a few days ago by Alphonse J. Stephanie, died in the hos- pital yesterday. Stephanie, when he ap- peared in the coroner's office, was broken down completely. The news of Reynold's death was a great shock to him. The young man was recommitted to the city prison without bail. Didn't Fay for His Biography. PHILADELPHIA, May Harrison Allen of North Dakota has been sued for the recovery of by the American Bio- graphical Publishing company. Gen. Allen some years ago agreed to pay for one of the books published by the com- pany, containing his portrait and biogra- phy. The general failed to keep the agree- ment, hence the suit. Indignant Women. TOFEKA, Kan., May il.-The temperance women of this city have become so thoroughly indignant over the effects of the "original package" decision that they have banded together 500 strong, to en- force the state law, despite the supreme court's decision. It is expected a raid will be made upon the original package to-day. A Temporary Stay Granted. NEW YORK, May O'Brien has granted a temporary stay in the case of ex-Alderman Barker, with an order te show cause why it should not be made permanent. The order is 26._________________ Silk Mill-s Closed by the Sheriff. ACBURN. May 21.-The Logan Silk mills were closed last night by the sheriff on judgments aggregating About VO hands are thrown out of em- ploy met. The failure is attributed to the unsettled condition of the silk market due to tariff legislation. Cloning the Pool Booms. BvrrALO, May The crusade against the "turf commissioners" has commenced earnest. The pohce department has an onfcr to the turf exchanges to up. and the turf commissioners are getting scarce, very few of these gambling resorts being open. Genera! a ker Censured. May -1 -v' <TKiTiization mwtins last nijrht of tli'- J.ppubhean gen- eral mntce. resolutions weir adopted case, had held by the granting of a writ ci habeas corpus to Kemmler, under circum- stances of exceptional delicacy and hu- manity, that at least a proper case was presented for judicial consideration. He confidently believed that he would not re- ceive the unmerited rebuke of a decision by the court that there was no serious fed- eral question in the argument submitted to him. ATTOESEY GENERAL TABOK'S ABGVMEXT. Attorney General Tabor in opening his argument referred to the last statement of Mr. Sherman, and stated that Judge Wal- lace had granted the writ of habeas corpus because he was willing to do all that was proper in order to give Kemmler a chance for life. Mr. Tabor appeared as counsel for Warden Durston of Auburn prison in opposing the granting of the writ of er- ror. Mr. Tabor's argument consisted princi- pally of copious references to decisions concerning the fourteenth amendment. He laid much stress on an opinion deliv- ered by Justice Miller of the United States supreme court, containing the statement that there exists some strange misconcep- tion of the scope of the fourteenth amend- ment. Quoting from the decision he read: "In fact it would seem from the character of many of the cases before us and the arguments made in them, that the clause under consideration is looked upon as a means of bringing to the test of the decision of this court the abstract opinions of every unsuccessful litigant in a state court of the justice of the decision against him and of the merits of the legislation on which such a decision may be founded." THL PRESBYTERIAN CONFERENCE. The Board of Publication Cliarjed Witt Fxtravagaiice. N. Y., May 21.--The ing's yesterday of the Presbj'terlMi genera', was devoted to reports of committees and listening to procy addresses. The feature of the afternoon sw-ion was a very lively discussion of the icport of the boaul of publication and that of the special (ominittee, which charges gross extravagance by the board. Elder George S. Graham of Philadelphia alluded to two reports being before the committee not bt'infr joint as required; not responsive, ihe special committee's report not having been betore the business committee of board not responsive. It contains very serious and grave ace asations, which, if true, ought to require the dissolution of the board of publication. The report of the business committee shows that as late as May 9 they have re- ceived a telegram that whatever of report they had seen was withdrawn so that there was absolutely then no report be- fore the business committee. He wanted by fifty-year-old board of the church to have ample time to coifcider the grave charges made against it, and moved that the whole business be referrtd to a commission of seven, to be appointed by the moderator, to hear both reports and report to the assembly of 1891. He had thought he could suggest the men who would do justice. (Cries of "No, _He wanted the business committee fairly tried and would like men like Drs. Nichols, Johnson, Monfort, Dodd and Carter. The resolution was laid upon the table until Mr. Simmons might be heard. Mr. Simmons, chairman of the special committee, would answer the questions: First, did the committee obey the direc- tions of the general assembly? They be- gan their investigations in October, and did not suppose experts would be expected to do just what the board wanted them to do. The committee soon found there was a misunderstanding. He wrote to the stated clerk about the matter, asking for guidance, and the drift of the answer was that the committee was to thoroughly examine into the affairs of the board, given by the general assembly, and that the committee could meet when it pleased and confer at convenience. It was to re- port to the general assembly in its own way and the business committee also. The special committee could not be a tail to the kite of the board. The special com- mittee was to make its own manly report. They had sought a conference, and three members of the business committee Tvere present.. They had met afterwards, and he had 349 pages of typewriter testimony, which he supposed constituted a confer- ence. The special commiteee tried hard to have a joint conference, and its proposal had been practically rejected by the mem- bers of the business committee declining to answer the questions asked by the special committee. He had seen the re- port, and only two words were changed. The facts reported upon are taken from the investigations in the board of publica- tSon, and the committee stand ready to aibstantiate every statement made in its report. The time for adjournment was post- poned for fifteen minutes, and Mr, Sim- mons went on to say that all the bids submitted were from the most reliable men, which the committee stood ready to make good. Four of the members of committee had been in the bank over twenty-five years and knew the value of a bank, but, nevertheless, they went to other bidders who were paving union prices, every one of them, and so the spe- cial committee knew what it was talking about. There is not a solitary hard word in the report. The facts are hard, that is the trouble. Tne business committee con- sists of Christian men, but it does not fol- low thev understand their business. The subject went over as unfinished bus- iness, with Dr. Agnew having the floor. He announced that he was prepared to prove that the statements of the report- were not according to the facts of the in Mr iat f r MrKcniUMi May Mr fij l trnth in 1V a? far as ito anv 21 '1 f harzr nl V th- th" land, h" hand on down. Mr Trilling to arid for ing master Warner in office and asV.Ti- f -r removal by the author ites at Wa the liber import remark' i'l r, 1 for the eighth clause, concerninc and unusual punishment, that "PA i the same in the consti- tution of tl "-tare of New York a? it was in the f'-''' Constitution. Tbc t-t-Mnniny in the New York court of .ilc to hy Mr Tabor, and 1- 'r-'rn the opinior- of the jndgfs n 'be c-xr il-'1 re.i'l In he Mated 'Mt in view of what St sf.-m -in-. if not i'iv UNIFORMED KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAa Tlic Next Convention to Held ta Elected. ALBAVT. May briaade meeting at the Uniformed Order of Knight- of PythlM of the state of New York was day at Pythian hall in this city. Gen. Severance of this city presided aad about thirty were present. Officers of the three different regiments were elected w follows: _. W. T. Schweihert of New York; lieutenant, colonel. A. Gatnlen flf New York: rna.ior. John Brewer of York- surgeon. G. Jehl of New Yotk; brigadier Vr.eral, M. T. Severance dt Albany. Charles A. Lutton Amsterdam: lieutenant colonel, O. M. Shedd of PoURhkeepsie: major. Jobn PV Tower of Ft. Plain: chaplain, Rev. David Sprague of Amsterdam. colonel.Jnhtt -T. of Rochester: J. B. Williams rf Buffalo; surgeon. W. Browne of quartermaster, C. Man us of It was decided to hold the tionin Rochester. May 30. At banquet last night address were by Col. Freudenthal, On Garolen. and Capts. La Due. Powers Prear __. no Mr N. Y. May was pitnteTiceo ten months at hard prison for the llifton. UM'r c-'-ititv. i- fo-nTul c .i'ry aiv: 2! -I rink ROM ga crime a and V T t ing APT HT' .An T'tnHr TV Y M Y Th-rd him on t of the Padfc r a- There 10 dfAtli of practirAlly Mr T and the NEWSPAPER! SFAPERl