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"TIIERH. IS NOTHING WHICH IS HUMAN THAT IS ALIEN TO ME." Terejjce.
VOL. I? LINCOLN, NEBRASKA, SATURDAY, APBIL 5, 1890. NO. 12.
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Arbor Day Proclamation.
Governor Thayer has issued the fol
lowing proclamation in reference to
Statk of Nebraska, Executive De
partment, Lincoln, March 31, 1890.
To the people of Nebraska: The day
is Bear at hand (the 22d of April)
which has been set apart by the statue
as arbor day. I therefore respectfully
call the attention of the people of this
tate of all conditions, laboring men,
tradesmen, men of all pursuits aud
professions to this subject, and most
urgently recommend that each and all
devote the 22d day of April of this year
to the planting of trees, ornamenting
the grounds around y)ur dwellings
with them and with shrubbery; plant
them along the highways, adorn the
borders of your fields with them and
plant them in groves. In no way can
you confer a greater blessing upon the
present generation and those which
are to follow. I entreat the people of
this commonwealth not to neglect this
pleasant duty, the faithful perform
ance of which will add so much to
pleasures of life, and will largely en
hance the value of your property. I
especially invite the schools, both
teachers and pupils, to devote this day
to the purpose named.
Let Arbor day be universally ob
served. In testimony whereof, I
have hereunto st my
hand and caused to be af
skal.J fixed the great seal of the
Done at Lincoln, this
31fct day of March, A. D.
By the Governor. John M. Thayer.
Bem. S. Cowdehy, Bec'y of State.
By O. C. Bell, Deputy.
State Teachers Resolve.
At the conclusion of the State Teach
ers' association the following resolu
tions were passed:
Resolved, That we have had a profit
able and enjoyable session, and as we
will return to our homes with fresh
inspiration for the work, our thanks
Hire due the members of the executive
and reception committees for their ef
forts; to Superintendent Edwards for
his most excellent address; to the mu
sical department of the univerity and
to the Conservatory of Music for ser
vices rendered ; to the faculty of the
university for the use of their build
ing, and to the press of the state for
the courtesy shown the association.
Ilesolved, That the interests of edu
cation as regarded by the State Teach
ers' association and as represented by
all of the teachers of the state requires
the unqualified support of the state to
the State university, and furthermore
said interests demand that the policy
of said institution be definitely out
lined by the state legisluture.
Resolved, That we believe that the
adoption hi the prohibitory amendment
to our constitution will greatly pro
mote the cause of education.
The last resolution created a furore.
M. B. C. True of Edgar, A. B. Man
lux of Hastings and others opposed it
on general principles, and especially
"oecause they thought that the associa
tion convened to exchange ideas on ed
ucational topics and school room work
and not to consider politics or political
issues. Tvise of Pawnee City, however,
pressed the question, and not to be
outdone the opposition moved that the
yeas and nays be t:tken. This was too
much. It was getting into unalterable
record, but despite the protest of the
friends of the resolution President
Grady declared it carried, and the roll
call was ordered. This wa3 a horse of
another color and there was a general
scramble for "great coats" and for a
few moments it looked as though a
majority of the teachers present would
vacate the room before the "good bye
work" of the session was through with.
This, too, M as too much and a point of
order was raised, and by some un
known rule of parliamentary practice
the chair decided that the motion put
and carried for roll call was out of
order and it was therefore railroaded
through viva voce.
"I tell yon, Mr. Reporter," said a
prominent Fillmore county teacher, "if
that roll call had been persisted in
there wouldn't have been twenty male
teachers m that room.
All Over the State,
The Odd Fellows association of Fill
more county will meet at Fairmont,
April 2(5, to celebrate the anniversary
of the order.
More than a quarter of a century ago
the undersigned held the faith that
forestry would flourish sooner or later
in Nebraska and advised friends to
plant walnuts on these plains. Many
black walnut groves were planted and
from them today srood cabinet lumber
can bo sawed. Among the largest
plantations are those of Dr. L. Miller
at Seymour park and Deerfield in the
suburbs of Omaha, but all over east
era Nebraska can be found walnut
trees fit for ties and lumber which have
grown from the nut in thirty years
Tiie demand for walnut lumber out
grows supply. It has more than
doubled in value during the last twenty
years. All the civilized world wants
walnut furniture. From the Chicago
Herald of March 15, 1890, I clip the
following : "One hundred and twenty
walnut trees standing in the forest
near Delphi, Ind., were sold lately for
$10,000." And in view of the anniver
sary of Arbor day on the 22nd of April
I wish that given to the thousands who
live in treeless komes on the frontiers
of Nebraska west and north.
Ten thousand dollars can be found,
forty years hence, in the bushel of
walnuts planted tod xj by the poster
ity of the man who plants them. There
is no chance of loss in the planting.
During the first half of the twentieth
century Nebraska can and will be a
timber shipping state.
I wish the commander-in-chief of the
Nebraska national guard would issue
an order that the" officers of that or
ganization compel the planting, each
Arbor day, by the privates and non
commissioned officers, of walnut trees
equal in number to the dollars which
that valiant multitude of militiamen
cost the taxpayers of Nebraska each
year. J. Sterling Morton.
Arbor Lodge, March 16, 1893.
Loujsv ixe, Ky., March 28. The tornado
which struck this city last evening en
terel in the southeast portion at Eigh
teenth street and swept over part of five
olocks diagonally, reaching in a ragged
line to Seventh street, and leveling every
nuilding in its path, probably two hundred
nd fifty houses. A rough estimate puts
the killed at 500, with 1,0(10 injured. The
city 1 filled with a crazed mass of people
wildly seeking friends. A large force of
men is at work on the ruins, and about
one hundred bodies have been recovered.
The buildings on Main street from Eighth
to Fourteenth streets, are in ruins, not one
of the handsome wholesale bouses being
left, and ail the tobacco warehouses were
On Market street Falls City hall, a four
efory building, was blown down while sev
erai'Mtsonio and Knights of Honor lodges
were in session, and 100 men and women
w re buried in the reins. Every
houe on Market, Jefferson and Walnut
streets from Tenth to Sixteenth atroet is in
rums. Parkland suburb is swept away. At
the Union depot, at the foot of Seventh
street, a Caespeake & Oiio train for Wash
ington was just starting out filled with pas
sengers. The building was prostrated,
crushing in on the train. All the passen
gers, however, were rescued except one
newsboy. Every building, tree and tele-
graph pole in the district was levelled. The
district laid waste comprises an area three
miles long and nearly half a mile wide.
The work of rescuing the mangled dead
goes bravely on. Hundreds of anxious
men are working as they never worked be
fore for the bodies of friends and relatives
that lie bulled In the mass of brick and
mortar that covers the 'site where yester
day stood the Falls City hall. The cries of
the men, women and children are heard on
every side and a surging crowd of It ,000
people blocks the streets for squares. Ic is
a sight to strike anguish to the soul. The
pen is powerless to express the awful
scenes that at each succeeding minute roll
through the ghastly panorama. The
bodies of the dead and wounded are being
Dragged from beneath the ruins all around
the district, and men, women and children
linger about, filled with a dread anxiety
lest they recognize in the shapeless masses
he remains of some relative or friend.
A thrilling experience was that of George
H Cipito, who was present at the meeting
uf the Knights of Honor in the lodge room
on thi top floor. He says: The first inti
mations cf danger were two distinct rock
ings of the building about which time a
window was blown from the casings and
immediately after the plastering began to
drop from the ceiling. A wild rush was
made for the ante room which carried me
with it and I just reached the door when
the entire flour gave way and we were pre
cipitated to the basement, blinded and al
most suffocated by the cfoud of dust and
crushed and jammed by falling timbers. In
some way the door frame fell with me and
maintained an upright position when it
stopped, and I was enabled to extricate
m.vH If from the debris and make my exit
to the street throvgh the adjoining houses,
whose doors 1 kicked in. I at once re
turned to the ruins with several men and
began extinguishing the fire that had be
gun. By this time the rain was falling in
torrents. The lightning flashes only gave
momentary views of the position of the
ruins and blinded everybody. The entire
building collapsed in the front and renr.
Of the east and west side walls nothing was
eft Branding above the second etory.
There were nearly a hundred members
present at our lodge meeting, fudy two-
thirds of thee were ladies. Besides our
lodge another order was holding a meeticg
on the same floor with us. A band was re
hearsing on the tecend floor and a party
of decorators was at work in the large hall
preparing for an entertainment. So far as
I could judge there were less than a dozen
who got out unhurt and the cries for help
and groans that issued from t'se broken
and twisted heap w ere proof that the
scores still there were unable to escape."
Probably the greatestlofs of life occurred
at Falls City hall, which was in the center
of the tornado. In the lower rooms of the
hall were fifty or seventy-flve children,
with their mothers and relatives, taking
dancing lessons. There were at least 125
persons on tne lower noors ana seventv-
five more among the lodge meetings on the
upper floor when tne terriDle wind swooped
down on the building. The entire struc
ture in less than five minutes was a shape
less mass of brick and mortar, burying 260
people, of which number few escaped un
injured. Conservacive estimates place tne
loss of life at this point at 100, while other
reports indicates the number is nearer 200.
At 3 this morning thhty-five dead bodies
had been taken from this ruin and fifteen
wounded and dying. Only those on the
third floor have been rescued. The room
containing the dancing school pupils and
visitors baa not yet been opened.
Jefferson ville. across tne river, was
Btruck by the cyclone at 8 o clock. It was
very distinctly heard two miles in tae
country, where the people wondered what
it meant. Fortunately not a person was
killed in Jeffersonville, though some vere
badly hurt. A 6core of business houses
and residences were more or lees damaged,
some stores being nearly demolished.
Dozens f people had marvellous escapes
from instant death. According to the lat
est reports this evening it is hoped that
none of those injured will die.
The damage to steamers on the river
front was considerable. Ic is believed to
night that the loss and damage to prop
erty in Jeffersonville wih aggregate fully
half a million. Among the many incidents
reported from there is the singular story
of W. A. Dorney, whose residence is half a
block from the river. When the tornado
struck the river front it picked up a skiff
moored there and carrying It along dashed
it through a second-story window ot Dor
The Southern Cyclone.
Louis viiXE, Ky., March 29. A special
from Gallatin, Tenn., says: The nev-.s of
the terrible storm of Thursday night is
slow to obtain, and it will be tomorrow
before a full list of the dead and injured
can be had. It is positively known that
every house and building between Bledsoe
and Eula in the path of the storm is blown
away, and hundreds of people are injured
and without food, shelter or raiment. It
ia reported that the whole town of Dixon
Springs, in Smith county, thirty-five miles
distant, was swept out of existence by the
angry cyclone. Dr. Alexander's residence
at that place Is known to have been de
molished and Is reported an entire loss.
Those injured by the storm near Gallatin
are doing well and all may recover At
Boganna everyone is badly crippled, but
no one except Mr. Woods, the postmaster,
is now in a dangerous condition. Between
here ani Bledsoe the trip cannot he made
and return in a day, and peepie cannot be
induced to leave town and go to the help
of the ruff erers.
In Gallatin business is suspended and
people standing in the streets in knots
discurring the fearful disaster. In the
path of the storm are to be found horses
and cattle lying upon the ground in great
numbers, killed by falling trees and mis
sies of flying timbers. The Chesapeake &
Nashville road suffers more from loss of
property than could hardly be imagined.
In two places about six hundred feet of
high trestle work was destroyed and two
three hundred-ton iron bridges were blown
from their pillars. They were broken and
twisted into thousands of pieces and are a
total loss. A mile of track was torn up by
the cyclone. The loss to stock and other
property In this district Is estimated at
Loss Beyond Computation.
Louisville, Ky March 1 29. A special
to the Times from Kopkinsville, Ky., says:
Reports of a most distressing nature con
tinue to be received from the section of
this and adjoining counties that was
swept by the cyclone. In some places en
tire farms, houses, bams arid fences were
laid waste. The loss on property is be
yond computation. The town of Cale
donia was entirely destroyed. A freight
train was wrecked by a tree being blown
across the engine and Peter Burns, the
engineer, and William Powell, a brakeman,
were both killed. A great deal of valuable
stock was killed in every section ot this
county. There are also reports of a num
ber of persons being injured by falling
trees and houses.
Eighteen Lives .Lost.
Louisville, Ky., March 39. A special to
the Post from Marion, Ky., says that a large
portion of that town was destroyed anst
eighteen lives lost. A family consisting of
Mr. and Mrs Jacob Montague, living in the
country eight miles from Marion, were
crushed to death by the falhng of their
A Water Famine.
Louisville, Ky., March SI. It has been
snowing here since last night, and it is
feared this has greatly damaged goods in
the tobacco stores. The heavy snow has
also interrupted the work of repairing
which was actively pressed all day yester
day, and has otherwise inflicted hardships
on the homeless and destitute, A water
famine is now threatened. The river is
already at such a high stage that the in
jury to the pumping station at the water
works could not be repaired, is going up.
and so long as floods continue nothing can
be done. It is estimated that the reser
voirs now barely hold three day's supply
for the city.
The Latest Reports.
LouisvnxB, jftarch 31. A late special
from Henderson, Ky. , says the total num
ber of killed in Webster county is forty and
of the wounded eighty, nearly all in the
poor section known an Blackford. A relief
corps has gone from Henderson. In Louis
ville the total number of dead so far is
ninety-three and the wounded about 150.
Of the latter between twenty and thirty
are not expected to Jive. Possibly more
than that number will eventually suc
cumb. The Big Storm.
Lincoln, March 28. Oat over the state
the storm ran riot also, especially to the
northwest. Coming as it did In the day
time when people were abroad and not ex
pecting a blizzard, there is some possibility
that loss of life resulted.
The wind played havoc with the wires on
the western lines of the railroads leading
into the city and trains were delayed sev
eral houra. Freight No. 32 from the west
reached this city in the coarse of the after
noon and laid over, not attempting to cen
tinue the run east last night. At half past
two ail telegraphic communication west
from York was cut off.
With the exception of intense cold the
storm was one of the worst that has spread
over the state in a number of years.
Boone County Farmers' Alliance.
Albion, Neb., April 1. Delegates from
the different farmers' alliances of Boone
county met in tne court room at Albion
Saturday last and organized a county alli
ance. .Hon. W. D. Pointer was elected
president. Much enthusiasm was mani
fested. Farmers were present from all
parts of the county. The court room was
more than crowded. Af ter the ordinary
business of the alliance was transacted a
public meeting was held in the opera
house. Mr. Powers, the president of the
Nebraska state alliance, spoke to the peo
ple for more than two hours, showing by
his arguments the necessity of the farmers
combining and working together for their
own personal benefit. "Mr. Powers claims
that the government was not composed of
the people; neither was it working for the
interest of the farmers.
Six Bays Killed.
St. Louis, April 2. While six boys of R
H. Parkerville and K. P. Woznmack, rang
ing in age from eleven to nineteen vears.
were playing in a sand cave yesterday neas
Vernon, Tex., the bank caved in on them
and all were killed.
The Farming Situation.
Washington, March 30. The weather
crop bulletin issued for the week ending
today says: The weather conditions for
the week were generally reported as favor
able in Dakota, Minnesota. Iowa and Ne
braska. Although the storm of the 27th
interrupted seeding, it furnished much
needed moisture. The general weather
conditions were also favorable in Michigan.
inoiana, Illinois, Missouri and nanras, but
the deficiency in rainfall in the last named
states was unfavorable, while some iBjury
was caused by heay rams in southern la
diana. Reports from the entire winter
wheat belt indicate that the recent freeze
during the present month injured the crop
less than was at first estimated, and the
appearance of wheat has improved during
the past week. Reports from the south
west indicate that the weather during the
week W48 especially favorable and plant
ing is progressing rapidly in Texas, Arkan
sas and in the unfiooded districts of Missis
sippi and Louisiana. ,
In the gulf states much of the ground is
too wet to plow and farming is not as far
advanced as usual at this date. In the
south Atlantic states and Virginia gener
ally fair weather improved the condition
of crowing crops, except in some localities
in Virginia and North Carolina, where ex.
cessive rains resulted in some damage
Early vegetables were much improved in
South Carolina. The excessive rains in
New Jersey and Pennsylvania have eener-
ally interruj ted farm work, but wheat is
reported m good condition in Pennsvl
vania, while fruit has been Injured in New
Jersey and New York. Unfavorable
weather continues in New England, where
but little progress has been made in farm
work. Reports from Oregon show that the
season is very backward and the ground is
generally too wet for plowing, but winter
wheat is in good condition.
Washington, March 6. In 1 1 ee r at e to
day Sherman presented a substitute for
the first part of the meat Inspection bill,
which was ordered printed.
The committee on naval affairs reported
a joint resolution authorizing the secie
tary of the navv to remove the-naval mag
azine from Ellis island in New York harbor
anp to purchase a site for and to erect a
naval magazine at some other point, and
making an appropriation of 975,00 for the
purpose. It was amended making a
farther appropriation of $75,000 to enable
the secretary of the treasury to improve
Ellis Island for immigration purposes. The
joint resolution then passed.
The anti-trust bill was then taken up
and various amendments were made after
some discussion, and the committee of
the whole then rose, reported the bill, and
after the executive session the senate ad
journed. Washington, March 27. In the senate to
day the house bill to amend the census act
of March 3, 1889, was passed. The amend
ment allows special agents $3 per day for
subsistence when travelling
Hawley, from the committee on military
affairs, reported back the house bill author
izing the purohase of 2,500 tents by the
secretary of war for the use of people
driven from their homes in Arkansas, Mis
sissippi and Louisiana by the floods, and
appropriating $25,000 for the purpose. The
bill passed af cer some discussion by Haw
ley and Edmunds.
Among the bills reported and placed on
the calendar was tte senate bill to amend
the act constituting Lincoln, Neb., a port
of delivery; the house bill letiring General
Fremont, with the rank of major-general.
The antl-trust bill was then taken up.
Senator Edmunds spoke bitterly against
the laborers' and farmeid' organizations.
Senator Piatt also attacked the bill.
A motion by Walthall to refer the bill
and amendments to the judiciary commit
tee, to report it back in twenty days was
then agreed to.
After soma discussion on the pension bill
introduced by Senator Plumb the Benate
Washington, March 29. The house went
into committee of the whole, after the
transaction of some unimportant buBiness,
on the army appropriation bill.
Morse said the provision appropriating
$ 10C ,000 for canteens at army posts showed
that among the things to bo sold at these
canteens were beer ana light wines and
the government beer saloon was to be con
nected with the library and reading room.
He protested against this as an outrage
against the temperance and Christian peo
ple of this countr y. Morse's amendment
that no alcokolio liquors be sold to enlisted
men in any of the canteens was adopted
62 to 45, many democrats .who were op
posed to the proposition voting for it in
order that there may be a yea and nay vote
in the house.
Pending further action the committee
rose and the house adjourned.
Washington, March 31. The dependent
pension bill was taken up, the first ques
tion being on Plumb's amendment, which,
after some discussion, was rejected.
The amendment by Mr. Call to include
those who served in the Indian wars prior
to 1870 was rejected.
Amendment by Mr. Vest providing that
the money to meet the appropriation under
the bill be raised by income tax was laid
on the table.
Amendment by Mr, Plumb to pay a pen
sion of $8 per month to all who served
ninety days In the late war who are eixty-ty-two
years old, or as they attain that ago
was rejected by 19 to 39. The bill then
passed yeas 42, nays 12.
Yeas Allen, Allison, Blair. Call, Casey,
Chellar, Davis, Dawes, Edmunds, Faulkner,
Frye, George, Gibson, Hawley, Hurst, Hin
firins. Hoar, Ingalls, Jones of Nevada, Mc
Pherson, Manderson, Mitchell, Moody, Mer
rill. Paddock. Payne. Pettigrew. Pit re.
Piatt, Plumb, Sawyer. Sherman, Sweever,
Squire, Stewart, Strowbridge, Teller, Tur
pie, Voorhees, Walthall, Washburn, WilBon
Nays Bate, Berry, Blackburn. Cockrell.
Colquitt, Daniel, Harris, Jones of Arkan
sas, Pugh, Reagan, Vest, Wilson of Mary
The Montana election case was called up
anc the senate adjourned.
Washington, April 1. The experiment of
the 11 o'clock meeting of the senate did
not prove a success, as roll calls were made
before a quorum was present.
The house bill authorizing the Mississippi
river commission to purchase or hire such
boats as may be immediately necessary to
rescue the inhabitants oi the overflowed
districte and to use the boats for that pur
pose was laid before the senate and passed
Among the bills reported rrom commit
tees and placed on the calendar was one
directing the secretary of agriculture to
cause to be made all the necessary field ex
aminations, surveys and experiments with
reference to irrigation by the overflow
waters 97 degrees west longitude and the
foot hills of the Rocky mountains.
Then, at 12:30, the Benate proceeded to
the consideration of executive business,
and when the doors were reopened, ad-
Washington, March 26. Cannon of Illi
nois, from the committee on rules, re
ported a joint resolution making the
Wyoming admission bill the special order
for today, a recess to be taken at 5:30 this
afternoon until 11 o'clock tomorrow, and
the previous question to be considered as
ordered at j o'clock. Tne resolution was
adopted and the Wyoming bill was then
After considerable opposition to the bill.
the house took a recess until 11 o'clock to
Washington, March 27. The house met
at 12 o'clock today In continuation of yes
terday's session and the Wyoming admis-
eion bill was again taken up for considera
After considerable opposition from the
democratic side the bill was passed by ft
strict party vote, the only republican vot
ing with the democrats being Dunnell of
Washington, March 29. In the senate to
day the senate bill appropriating $3,748,000
for the improvement of St Mary's river in
Michigan, and $1,684,C00 for the Hay lake
channel, in Michigan, were passed.
Tue senate bill for the completion of the
entrance to Galveston harbor, appropriat
ing $6,200,000 in the aggregate, but the ex
penditures of any year, not to exceed
$UXX),000, was passed.
The conference report of the urgent de
ficiency bill was agreed to.
On motion of Voorhees the senate bill ap
propriating $14,685 for the purchase of the
Capron collection of Japanese works of art.
now in we national museum, was passed.
Washington, March 31. Mr. Henderson
or lowa presented tne conference report
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on tne urgent aenciency oiil and it ias
agreed to. Only one amendment remains
in dispute, the one appropriating $23,000
to enable the secretary of agriculture to
locate artesian wells. A further confer
ence was ordered.
A bill was passed depriving United States
judges of the authority to give opinions on
Questions of fact.
The house then went into committee oi
the whole on the army appropriation bill.
After unimportant action the committee
rose and reported the bill to the house.
The action of the committee in adopting
an amendment providing that no intoxi
cating liquors shall be sold at any canteen
was reversed by the house. The bill then
Mr. Springer then introduced a joint res
olution to retire N. P. Banks with the rank
of major general. Referred. Adjourned.
Washington, April L On motion of Mr.
Payson of Illinois the senate bill was parsed
creating the offices of surveyor general in
North and South Dakota.
The bill passed ermpting from the pro
visions of the law ic quiring steamers to
carry life lines steamers plying in the
waters of the United States.
The bill passed authorizing the construc
tion of a bridge across tho Iowa river at or
near Wapello. I k
Also a hill transferring from Galeca, III,
to Dabuqae. Ia, the office of inspector of
hulls ana boilers.
The house then went into committee of
the whole, Mr. Payson of Illinois in the
chair, on the fortification appropriation
After some debate the committee rose
and the bill passed without division, the
amount appropriated being $4,521,678.
The national zoological park bill, pro
viding for a park in the District of Colum
The naval appropriation bill was report
ed and placed on the calendar.
The death of Representativa Wilber was
then announced and the house adjourned.
She Would Stand No Foolishness.
Fobt Dodge, la., March 31. Bertie Todd
and Nina Summers of this city were mar
ried here under peculiar circumstances to
day. The young people had been engaged
for several months without their parents
consent. Two weeks ago Todd aeked Miss
Summers If she was ready to be married,
and the day was set. Todd procured a
marriage license on the eve of his wed
ding day, and prepared for the ceremony.
Right here the young1 man's parents inter
fered. They objected to Mies Summers as
daughter-in-law. and threatened to dis
own their eon if he married her. Todd
yielded to their entreaties and agreed not
to marry the girl. He broke tho news of
his decision to her next morning as she
wa3 dressing for the wedding. Miss Sum
mers said the ceremony would have to
take place Todd refused to listen to her
and left hef to explain the situation to her
mends as best she might. The girl had
Todd arrested for trifling with her affec
tions, and the case against him was so
strong that he 8 greed to marry her. Tho
original marriage license was produced
and the ceremony was performed under
the auspices of the sheriff here today.
Fatal Convent Fire.
Milwaukee, March 31. Fire broke out at
o'clock this evening in St. Joseph's Cath
olic convent and the entire building and
contents were burned. Sister Blanker,
finding ail escape cut off, jumped from a
fonr-story window and sustained fatal in-
uries. Two young candidates. Rose Minet
and Mary Werrener, jumped from third
story windows and were seriously injured.
wo firemen were also badly hurt by fail
ing walls. All the other inmates, nearly
seventy-hve in number, succeeded in get
ting out safely under the guidance of the
sisters, who prevented many of the young
girls from throwing themselves from the
windows in their frivht. The loss is S7i-
(.00; insurance $25,000.
No More Official Quotations.
Chicago, April 1. At 1:15 this afternoon
the board of trade market quotation de
partment went quietly out of existence.
At that hour the official reporters filed
their last official dispatches and the busi
ness came to an end. There will be no
destruction of wires, cutting of communi
cations, or removal of instruments, nor
any of the sensational features which have
attended previous similar steps in the war
on the bucket shops. The board of trade
will simply stop sending out clhclal quo
tations. A Physical Impossibility.
Washington, March 30. All th's talk
about an increase of the ratio of represent
ation in the house under the new appor
tionment after the returns of the eleventh
census have teen received will amount to
nothing. It is undoubtedly the proper
economical thing to reduce the number of
members of the house of representatives
instead of increasing them, but this ques
tion has been sufficiently discussed in past
congresses to show that it is next to a
physical impossibility. Under the presant
law each member of congress is supposed
to represent 125,000 American citizens and
a representative is given to each iraction
of this number in the various states. It is
now proposed to increase the number of
persons whicn each representative shall
represent to 175,000 to 200,C 0.
Undoubtedly the returns trom the
eleventh census will entitle the house of
representatives to from fifteen to twenty
additional representatives, as the census
will give an increase of population in the
neighborhood of ten millions of -people.
Each state, of course, will ba entitled to an
additional representative for every 2.-,uot)
additional population, and also an addi
tional member for the fraction of 125,0( 0
souls. When you ask a membsr of congress
to vote for a decrease of representation in
the heuse of representatives, you eimply
aek him to decrease his chanceH 1 or his
continuation in public life, and also to add
to his duties by assuming the work fcr an
increase of population. Members of con
cress now transact from 50 to 100 per cent
more business than they did two years ago.
It cannot be said that this increase of labor
is altogether representative of the pro
gress of the people. It means that each
member has a greater number oi people to
work for than formerly, and members for
several years have been looking forward to
the reapportionment with a view to reiier
in the way of additional membership.
The question or public economy and pro
priety does not enter into the question at
issue. Each member has the right to do as
he pleases when he comes to vote upen a
proposition of this kind, and although there
are a great many public spirited men in
the house each will naturally look to his
personal interests and ' personal cemforts.
If the number of members in the house
was reduced to 250 instead of increased
from 330 to probably 350 the people would
be as well served and there would be au
enormous saving in the way of expenses of
government There have been efforts
made periodically by almost every repre
sentative government of the world to re
duce the membership, but tnese enorts
have always failed. The house of repre
sentatives is probably the hardest worked
and the smallest body, considering the peo
ple represented, to be found in any legisla
tive body in the world. Three hundred
and fifty men to represent over sixty-five
millions of people U after all not an over
production of statesmen. I make the pre
diction now that the number of members
in the house of representatives will not be
St. Paul, Minn., April 2 The executive
committee of the Minnesota farmers' alii
ance, representing 300,000 tillers of the
soil, met here today and passed one of the
most important sets of resolutions of mod
ern times. The causa of this action was
the recent decision of the United States su
preme court in the granger railway oases,
whfch practically takes from the states of
of Minnesota and Iowa power to regulate
railways within their borders. After de
nouncing the supreme court for making
this second Drd Scott decision," and urg
ing that "in our anxiety to protect tne
rights of property we have created a ma
chinery that threaters to destroy the rights
of man," the resolution proceeded as fol
lows: Resolved, That copies of these resolu
tlons be sent to the alliances of the several
states of the union with the request tat
they unite with us in an effort to so amend
the constitution as to abolish this new
slavery of the states and nation estab
lished by and for the benefit of corporate
wealth, and to make it eo plain that the
people are masters in this event that no
court shall ever again attempt to sulect
them to the domination of the artifiolal
personages they have themselves created.
Resolved. That we recommend the hold
ing of a convention day by the alliances of
the United StatcB at an early date to con
sider the very grave and momentous ques
tions arising ou: of this extraordinary de.
Resolved, That we herebv exm-ess the
gratitude of the farmers of Minnesota to
Judges Bradley, Lamar, Gray and the other
judges of the supreme court who dissented
from the said decision and stood by the
people upon the qusstion.
To Tax Adulterated Beer.
Washington, Atiil 2. Senator Stewart
today introduced a bill regulating the man
ufacture, sale and importation of lager
beer for the purpose of sale. Liger beer
isdtfiaedasa beverage made exclusively
from hops, malt and water. Anv olhsr
fluid is designated as adulterated lager
beer. Tee bill Imposes a tax uuon brewer
and dealers in adulterated lagei beer, with
heavy penalties for failure to take out the
license. AU packages containing the bev
erage shall be branded "Adulterated."
Adulterated lager beer imported shall, pay
tne same duty imposed upou lager beer.
Nebraska's Public Lands.
Washington, April 1. Senator Paddock
has been busily employed in stirring up
the interior and treasury departments for
a statement of the amounts due Nebraska
on account of the Bales of public lauds He
received today a tabulated statement from
the land office which contains figures of
interest to the state.
The most important item is that which
shows that there is due Nebraska $324,823.
being 5 per cent of the sales of lands previ
ously unaccounted for.
The comptroller of the treasury, in an
nouncing the correctness of this state
ment, sSya: "Of the above amount only
$113,443 is now available for payment and
has this day been certified for the ttate.
The remainder will be reported co congress
for a special appropriation." .
A review of the figures shows that from
February, 1856, to June, 1889, the total pro
ceeds of sales of public lands in Ndhraska
amounted to $8,260,471, of which $1,179,99
only was for Indian lands. Daring tnai
period the smallest Bales occurred in the
year ending June, 1 87, when only $40. 632
worth of lands were disposed of, and the
largest ten years later, when $1,301,424
poured into the treasury from Nebraska
soil. Nearly $6,C00,000 of the $8,000,000
were said since July. ISS1. In other words
three-fourths of the total amount of sales
in Nebraska have been made in less than
nine years past No more pregnant com
mentary could be made upon the growth
of the state, its rapid settlement and the
probabilities of the coming census enum
eration. The 5 per centum act under the
laws of the Nebraska enabling act was
made retroactive so as to include all sales
of lands prior to her admission. By this
fortunate and exceptional clause $10,000 in
round numbers accrued to the state, the
per cent on $218. 0&0 worth of sales The
stimulus of statehood and the buildlrg cf
the Union Pacific road in the next three
years raised the amount to $1,700,00 .
From 1871 to 1881 the sales steadily de
creased, when they leaped to the figures
before quoted. Last year they dropped
$400,000 to $964,000 and are likely to be
still further decreased during the present
The Perils of Gotham.
New Yobk, March 30. Among the many
passengers who came over from Jersey
City on the 7:30 ferryboat last evening was
a handsome woman, richly dressed, appar
ently about thirty years of age. She en
gaged a cab to take her to Fifth avenue
and Forty-first street. No one noticed the
number on the cab. Another man was
riding with the driver.
At 10 o'clock last night the attention of
Detective Jacobs of the Hoffman house was
attracted to a woman who was walking on
Twenty-fourth street, between Sixth and
seventh avenues. Her handsome drens
was torn, her eyes were swollen with
weeping and there was blood upon her
face and bandp. ,Sho seemed to be in a
dsz?,d condition and her left ear was torn
and the diamond earring that had been in
it was missing. Jacobs conducted her to
the hotel and placed her in one of tfee la
AUheugh nervous and frightened, the
lady coon recovered sufficiently to narrate
a startling story of assault and robbery.
8he said she wes Mrs. Eiward M. Jordan of
Pittsburg. She was on her way to Boston
to join her hueband, who was there on
business. She said: "The cabman drove
up a side street and stopped. A man
opened the door and jumped In. 'Give me
that pocketbook,' he said, and he snatched
fcr my purse. I screamed and struggled,
but he placed his hand over my mouth and
stifled my cries. Then he pulled out one
of my ear rings, and I fainted with pain.
I remember the driver opening the door
above and pushing1 me out into a dark
street and then driving rapidly away. I
walked up as far as Twenty-fourth street.
hardly knowing where l was gotng, out
striving to find the residence of my
She f urnishod the address of her friends
and was taken there and placed under the
care of a physician. The police are trying
to find the rascally cabman.
Elected to Kill the Czar.
London, March 31. The Telegraph's cor
respondent at St. Petersburg says a man
committee', suicide there today, leaving a
letter confessing that he had been chosen
by ballot to kill the czar, but found him
self unequal to committing the deed. His
confession contained the names of his ac
complices, and several of them have
already been arrested.
A Southern Road.
Cm cf Mexico, March 31. A contract
has been made between the government
of Gnstemaia and representatives of a
French-syndicate for the construction of a
northern railroad of Guatemala extending
frcm the capital to Atlantic ocean.
, Rome, March 31. The govern mont Im
advised that l,f 00 Italians are returning to
Italy from Rio Janeiro, owing to their ina
bility to procure employment In Brazil.
B10T1KO BENE WED.
London, March 31. 4. dispatch from St.
Petersburg says that rioting on the part of
the students at Kleff aud Khar to It has been
ron MOBS MONEY AND LESS UOUBS.
Vienna, March 31. The atone and brick
mason of Vienna went out on a general .
strike today for higher wages and shorter
" " 1
In Southern Illinois.
Bt. Louis, April 1. Information from the
tornado that swept the region of southern
Illinois and Kentucky is to the effect that
the seventy-five families in Bay bottoms,
near Goloonda, III, were rendered home
less end most of the members injured. The
storm literally swept growing wheat from
the ground. Two dwellings were utterly
wrecked and all tarns and outhousf were
destroyed. Several hundred head of cattle
were scattered and mont of them killed.
In Livingston county, Ky., directly across
the Ohio river from Golconda, one maa
was killed and about a dczen injured, be
sides houses, etc., being demolished.
Pnblic Debt Statement.
Washington, April 1. The following i
the public debt statement: Iiterest bear
ing debt: Principal, $812,122,52; interest,
8,9 0,025; total, 1811,026.557. Total debt
on which Interest has ceased since matur
ity, principal and interest, $1,1$ 1.1 44. To
tal debt bearing no interest. $7S6,85,$4'2.
Total debt: Principal, $l,f.91.Hi 8,48); In
terest, $9,C54,C61; total, $l,59J,fc62,r4. To
t.Hl debt lers available cash item. $1.C.V.
773.514. Net cash in treasury, $33,615 812.
Dbh less casli in trees'irv Aprill, $l,l2:i,
157,672; March 1, $ 1 ,034 547 f2). Dskstcsh
of debt for the month, ll.IiSO 857; dccr an
.f debt since June S, 189, $53 4b8,.M".
Total cash In treatury as shown by treas
urer's genernl account, $628,704,791.
Wfso Words from Gladstone.
New Yobk, March 31. The phoncgTaph
sent by Mr. Gladstone to tho American co
operative building loan association, which
arrived too late to be heard at the recent
convention of those associations in the
Cooper Union, was heard today by a dis
tinguished company, who had assembled
for that purpose at the law library in the
Equitable building. General W. T Sher
The mestago from Gladstone Is fol
lows: "Dear Slrp: The purpose of the
meeting on the 14th day may I conceive,
be summed up in two words, sUf-Aelp and
thrift, and I cannot, though much occu
pied, refuse to eend to It a few words of
congratulation and good will. It Is self
help that makes the man, and man-making
is the aim which the Almighty has every
where impressed upon creation. It 1 thift
by which self-help for the masses, depend
ent upon labor, is principally made effect
ing. For them thrift Is the symbol and the
instrument of independenoa and of liberty
indispensable conditions of all perma
nent good. But thrift is also the mother
of wealth, and here cornea a danger into
viiw, for wealth is the mother of tempta
tion and leads many of Its possessors into
a new form of slavery more subtle and de
basing than the old. From this slavery
may all lands, and especially oil lau a of
the English speaking tongue, hoM them
selves forever free. I reman, dear sirs,
your very faithful and obedient servant,
W. E. Gladstone.
After this message had been heard, reso
lutions were adopted cxpresslrg admira
tion for Mr. Gladstone and pl:auro in
having been permitted to hear bin vdlca "
and his encouraging words
Uncle Sam Must Pay.
Washington, March 31. Congressman
Connell, in company with almost every
other member of the house, without any
regard to party, had a good word to say
for Congressman Crane, a democrat from
Texas. Crane was the most popular man
in the house all the morning. The reason
was that some weeks ago he instituted a
suit in his own behalf agalatt tho Unite!
States in the court of claims to recover the
salary which be lost tnrouh tho defalca
tion of Silcott. Crane's i-U'.t was decidttl
in hia favor today, the court holding that
the sergeant-at arm-t is a dipbarcing t iUer
of the government and cons ;qaniiy that
he is not the disbursing ajrent ot the mem
bers of the house of representatives. This
means that the treasury department will
have to make good the lo?s occasioned by
Siicott's defalcation and that thf member
from the First Nebraska district will b-;
able to draw his sa'ary, which amounts to
something like $2,590, after aU. For a
while it looked as if he was pretty badly in
Cattlemen Must Move Out.
Washington, April 1. Acting on the de
cision of the attorney general that in the
absence of law Indians canuot lease their
reservations, tho commissioner of Indlau
affairs has issued notice that all cattle ou
Indian land in Indian territory for grazing
purposes must bs removed not later than
Several Persons Killed.
Litcbfiexd, Ky., April 1. News of the
damage done in the northwestern part cf
this county and the southern part of Breck
inridge county by the recent tornado l as
just reached here. At Falls ot Rough sev
eral nouses and bridges were blown down
and Mrs. Edwards was killed. At McDan
iels eight or ten houses were damaged and
the wife of John Jarbes killed. Two child
ien of John Tucker are reported killed and
several other persons more or lees injured.
CATTLE Batchers' steers.. $2 75
Cows 2 CO
HOGS Fat 3 f5
Stackers 8 25
SnEEP 3 00
WHEAT No. 2 spring. 5
OATS No. 2 11
RYE No. 2 25
CORN No. 2. new 15
(cf 3 8i
FLAXSEED 1 00
APPLES Per bbl 3 15
HAY Prairie, bulk. 3 CO
CATTLE $3 IK) (24 25
Cows 1 75 25
HOGS Fair to heavy 3 93 (.4 (X)
Mixed 3 90 (f3 15
CATTLE Prime steers $3 CO tO
Stock ers and feeders. 3 35
HOGS Packing 4 (0
SHEEP Natives 5 CO
Kansab Crrr, Ma
CATTLE Corn fed $3 23 (4 60
Feeders 2 40 C3 "0
HOG S Good to oh oice 3 75 43 C5
Mixed S 3 60
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