McCook weekly tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 188?-1886, February 12, 1885, Image 2

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F. M. & E. M. KUXBXEIiIi , I'ubn.
McCOOK , : : : : JJEB
a complete list of the trees planted and prise
awarded last Arbor day :
Hi Sr Sucdd' ABhlund : ash 3.800 , elm
i 3,800 , maple 3SUO , box elder 3,800. . . 15,200
I. C. Seddow , Indlanola : ash 4.100
S2wyvT' Pawnee county 7.50C
T -
! b. bbepnerd , Omaha : Catalna 4.220 ,
Scotch pine 500 , Austrian pine and Nor
way spruce 60 , arbor vltnj 60 4.82C
S. W. Selbuuer , Danbury ; ash 4,000 , wal-
n ut 150 4
Messlnar , Meridian
" ' ' " ' " " ' ' ' ' ' '
Robert FiPher , L ncoln".I' . . . . . . . 3.70C
. For ; oil , Neligh : ash J.850 , box elder
HO ff j(59
W. Campion , Beaver Crossing : ash 950 , (
box older 100. catalpa 110 1,27
J.J.Townsend , Albion 3,00
W. P. Stancliff , Friend : cottonwood 1,000 ,
maplett ) , R. mulberry 5 , box older COO. . 1 , X
John Putz , Qakdaio : maple 4.00C
B. H. Dotnrlas , Mncon : ash 4,150
Adam W lken = haw , llaird 3,04-
J. P. DwlghtDunlapDwight ( P.O. ) : Aus
trian pine tXX ) , Scoteh pine 600. juniper
If0. whfto pine 500 , red cedar 100 , white
cedar 600. 2,5X (
E. Purson. O'Neill : box older SCO , maple
W , cottonweed 170 6 < i (
Now ton Combs , Raymond 82
Per largest number planted on Arbor
Day H. H.hedd. . Ashland $50.00
Second largest number planted on Arbor
Day-M. Messing , Meridian ; largest
number hard wood trees planted Arbor
i Day H. H. t-hcdd 25.00
Scotia improved $00.000 worth In 1884.
Albion saloons pay a tax of $1,000 per year ,
Douglas county issued 614 marriage licenses
In 1884.
Crelghton's business for 1884 foots up in
grand total to $1,319,900.
.1 Thirty-nine members of the legislature arc
farmers by pro/esslon.
The railway company is erecting several
largo warehouses at Valentine.
H. D. Weller , of Richardson county , lost
over one hundred hogs by disease.
A large number of fine buildings will be
erected in Creighton the coming year.
The public schools of Columbus have closed
in consequence of diphtheria in the town.f
The dog poisoner is plying his vocation in
Kearney with results serious to the canines.
Indianola is blesp"d with twelve land agents
and none of them are said to wear a hungry
A lodge of the Scottish rite of the Masonic
order has recently been established in Lin
It is claimed that the Sioux City and Pacific
railway will be completed to Gordon by Au
gust 1.
The Buffalo county jail contains nine pris
oners , but a number of them belong to other
Diphtheria continncs to ravage the town of
Kearney. Some families are said to have lost
all their children.
Internal revenue collections in the Nebras
ka district for the month of January amount
ed to $150,9GG.3S.
Moody , the evangelist , will hold a conven.
tion , lasting three days , in Omaha about the
middle of March.
Seven hundred dollars has be'en promised
toward the erection of a church at Maple
Creek the current year.
The Republican Valley country is highly
pleased with the location of the state fair for
the coming flve years.
A man who has been selling B B drinks in
Osceola was arrested and his cose will soon
como before the courts.
Beatrice will do herself proud on the occa
sion of the G. A. R. reunion , which occurs at
that place in September next.
The Nebraska university has an enrollment
of 292 students , 214 of whom are in the college
of literatures , science and arts.
Indianola is makiug a strong effort to se ,
cure the Methodist seminary , which is to bo
located in the Republican valley.
The Arapahoe packing company have en
larged their facilities and are now slaughter
ing large numbers of hogs daily.
The talk of an exposition in Omaha has sub
sided somewhat. It is not likely the show
will get under headwajhis year.
Valentine's population'has been considera
bly increased by settlers from further west
returning there for winter quarters.
Mr. Kimball , of the Union Pacific , and Mr.
Eustis , of the B. & "M. addressed the senate
and house railway committee on the 3d.
J.P. Crother , of Nemaha , has just celeDrated
his 61st year. He has been in Nebraska 27
years , in all that time "pegging away" at
The little son of Mr. and Mrs. Johnson , of
Hardy , got the cap of a 22-calibrc revolver in
his throat and choked to death before help
could be procured.
A reward of $100 is offered by the trustees
of the Lincoln cemetery for discovery of the
body recently stolen therefrom and for information
mation of the ghouls.
The roller-skating croze has struck the
state harder this winter than ever before"
Old and young journey for miles to engage in
the exhilirating sport.
The union meetings in progress at Colum
bus for some time closed last week. The
meetings were very well attended and much
good was accomplished.
The young ladies of Seward have been giv
ing what is called a pancake festival , which
was largely attended , notwithstanding the
extremely cold weather.
The people of Platte Center arc in need of
money to complete the church begun last fall
and will soon make a canvass for means to
go ahead with the work.
Eight loads of Indians camped several days
it the vicinity of Nemaha City , and in that
time made the citizens decidedly weary with
their begging proclivities.
A man recently died in Seward , and having
no relations there , friends telegraphed to his
uncle at Chicago and an answer came back :
"Have no recommendations to make ! "
The people of Scotia have endured great
hardship the past winter on account of in
sufficiency of the coal supply. There was
money to buy , but no coal to be had.
Mrs. Belva Lcckwood , the woman suffrage
candidate for-president In the late campaign ,
epe.itafe\v hours in Omaha last week , and
was wrll pumped by newspaper reporters.
The fate which awaits SImmorman Is re
ceived with approval in Kearney county ,
where the citizens are fully cognizant of .all
circumstani es attending the crime fqr which
he is to be hanged.
Plainvlcw Is not a large place , but th Ga
zette says it uos its full complement of slan
derers , some of them even going so far as to
attack the character of an estimable young
lady for not dying to suit thorn.
Among tbo railroad rumors for spring is
the report that the IT. P. contemplates the
early completion of Its line from Manhattan
to Maryevlllo. This will in effect giro Beatrice
another southern outlet and an nddltiona
through line to Kansas City.
David Hudson , a farmer living in the north
part of Butler county , i eoently sold to parties
at Schuyler , a hog weighing 085 pounds. The
parties who bought the hog will feed him a
month or two and then send him down to
Now Orleans , to go into the Nebraska exhibit
The editor of the Thayer County Herald
thinks that the man who deliberately leaves
his horse standing hitched to a post in the
open street for hours facing the cold wlnd
without food or covering , should ba obliged
to keep company with the poor animal In his
The Ulysses Dispatch says that another
strange freak of nature has como to pass. A
cow of Godfrey Rihart , near that place , has
given b.rth to twin calves , their birth being
six weeks apart. One was born December
13th and the other January 24th. The calves
are both doing well.
Harrison Young , a youn ? man living five
miles west of Junlatn , was killed about mid-
dlght on the 30th by Irvln Farabee. The
quarroi was abcuc the sister of'Young , with
whom Farabee peristed In keeping compa
ny. They met on the road , and in an alterca
tion Faraboe struck Young a powerful blow
uudcrthe chin , breaking his neck and killing
him instantly.
The report of Chancellor Manatt to the
board of regents of the university , for the
two years ending November 30 , 1884 , has been
published in pamphlet form. It includes the
reports of the heads of the various depart
ments to the chancellor , and is a very complete
pleto statement of the condition and needs of
the university.
A Masonic Grand Custodian Lodge will beheld
held in Freemasons' hall , Hastings , Neb. , Feb
runry 9 to 14 , Inc. , 5S85. Under direction of
W. ' . Benjamin F. Kuwait , Grand Custodian ,
there will bo Apprentice work on Monday.
February 9 , audThursday , 12 ; Fellow Crafton
Tuesday , 10 , and Friday , 13 ; Master's work on
Wednesday , 11 , and Saturday , 14.
H. A. Bacon , who formerly resided in Jef.
ferson county , was recently killed at Simpson ,
on the U. P. He was in the emplo3' of the
railroad compan yas brakeman , and was sit
ting in a car by the window when , in roundIng -
Ing a curve , a broken switch caused the carte
to leave the track and upset , throwing Bacon
partially out of the window. .The car fell on
him and crushed him. He was a young man
about 23 years of age.
At Columbus the other day a man left the
train , accompanied by his little half-starved ,
half-clad , motherless daughter , who , shiver
ing with cold and hunger , followed her
drunken father from one saloon to another
pitifully pleading in her earnest , childish way
with the dastardly brute to resume their
journey. The sheriff finally arrested the man ,
sobered him up , fed tbe starving little crea
ture and started them lor Minneapolis , their
Postofflce changes in Nebraska Establish
ed : Keeler , Lincoln county , Elisha N. Keeler ,
postmaster ; Sangco , Col fax county , Louis C.
Maycs , postmaster. Postmasters appointed :
Aldo , Hall county , Frank W. Powell ; Celia ,
Holt county , Hans A. Strangeland ; Cherry
Creek , Buffalo county , Asael L. Taylor ; Dun-
bar , Otoe county , Louis A. Jonas ; French-
town , Antclopo county , Wm. Napier ; Geneva ,
Fillmore county , Wm. H. Cooksey ; Harting-
ton , Cedar county , Henry B. Swing ; Malcolm
Lancaster county , Louis C. Mayer : O'Connor ,
Greelej' county , John Walsh.
A series of accidents to an Iowa family is
thus recorded by the Omaha Herald : An
Iowa stockman named Baker arrived at the
Ooiaha stock yards Saturday with some
sheep , and , in superintending their unload
ing , had one of his feet smashed. He was
taken to St. Joseph's hospital , sending a tele
gram from there to a brother at McPaul ,
Iowa , to come on and look after the stock.
The brother reached Council Bluffs Sunday ,
and while waiting at the Transfer for the
dummy fell down and fractured one of his
arms. Instead of going to the stock yards
he , too , went to St. Joseph's hospital. An
other member of the family has been tele
graphed for , and while mournful over their
disasters , the crippled brothers are doing a
liitte speculation as to the chances of coming
through safely.
James K. Jones has been elected U. S. Sen.
ator from Arkansas.
Vice President-e'ect Hendrielcs has gone on
a visit to the New Orleans exposition.
Lizzie Kaufman , while dancing at a ball in
Cincinnati , sank to the floor and died in a few
General F. C. Barlow , of New York , is being
urged for secretary of war , and has the in-
Jorsetnent of Samuel J. Tilden.
The public debt of the Dominion of Canada
is in excess of 88,000,000 , an increase of $7,000 , *
300 in the past six months.
Justus Schwab , the New York communist'
was held § 1,500 for a-ssaultinjr a police cap'
tain and distributing bloodthirsty circulars.
S. S. Merrill , general manager of the St.
Paul road , suffered a third stroke of paralysis
it Milwaukee , and is in a critical condition.
President Taylor and several other leading
Mormons have returned to Salt Lake from an
inspection of the church colonies in Arizona
and New Mexico.
Leading clearing houses of the United
States report the total gross clearances for
the week ended January 31 were 5621,912,496 ,
i decrease of 3S.2 per cant.
The clerk of the Merchants' bank of Belle-
rille , Ont. , who decamped some time since
with $10,000 , was arrested at Baltimore , under
Lhe name of Yarwood , and taken to Canada
An improvement in the iron trade is visible
it Philadelphia. Nails will soon be advanced
to $2.20 , no account of the exhaustion of
stocks. Steel rails in large quantities are held
it 527.
In an address to the American public , Chief
Engineer Melville expresses the belief that a
successful voyage to the uorth polo can be
nude bv way of Franz Josef land , and that
± o time is ripe for the attempt.
Mrs. Laura DC Force Gordon , of California ,
! vas admitted to tbe bar in the United States
jupremo court at Washington. She is the
second woman allow eJ to practice belore this
: ourt , Belva Lockwood being the first.
Herman Kranisch became ill at Portage ,
iVis. , upon which a fellow boarder adminis-
ered fifteen drops of aconite , causing Kran-
sch's death. Theboaider then hanged hiin-
> elf , but was cut down and resuscitated.
The schedule of John J.Cisco & Son shows
; he debts and 1 abilies are § 2,987,000 ; nominal
issets , ? 3,294.000 ; actual assets , $2,407,000.
Cho actual value of assets will bo largely in-
ircased by a realization of the true value of
The State Miners' union has issued an ad-
BJS for a reduction of ton per cent , all over
) hio In coal ininiug. This practically ( cnds
tbe Hocking Valley strike , as it brings the
rate to sixty cents in that district and fifty in
most districts of the state.
The dccrcaao'ln the public debt during Jan
uary was $9 , 20.040 ; decrease since- Juno 30 ,
f40.920.910 : cash In treasury , $400,841,804 ; gold
certificates. $124,279 , 80 ; silver certificates ,
fl ,100,701 ; certificates of deposit. $30,130,000 ;
refunding certificates , $253,000 ; legal tenders ,
$340-081,010 : fractional currency , $0,9GO,000.
The agent of the associated charities of
Milwaukee accidentally learned of the desti
tute condition of General Henry M. Strong ,
who was a schoolmate of President Arthur
at Union college , and who commanded a
brigade at Gainsvlllo. Although partially
disabled by wounds the veteran would not
ipply for a pension or ask as assistance.
An Albany dispatch says it is understood
that President-elect Cleveland has definitely
decided to appoint Senator Bayard , of Dela
ware , to bo his secretary of state , and Con
gressman Randall , of Pennsylvania , to bo
secretary of the treasury ; and thpro seems
good reason to believe tliut ex-Senator Mo-
Donald , of Indiana , and Colonel Vilas , of
Wisconsin , will also be called to the cabinet.
On the 4th the president gave his annual
dinner in honor of the justices of the United
States supreme court The attorney-general ,
the chairmen of the senate and house judi
ciary committees , and a number of the presi
dent's friends , were Invited to meet the jus
tices , the whole number of guests being
At a meeting of the Virginia membera elect
to the Forty-ninth congress" and the demo
cratic executive committee of that state , a
resolution was adopted endorsing Bopresentr
ativu Barber for postmaster-general under
the incoming administration. A committee
was appointed to confer with the president
elect in Barber's behalf.
Minister West , of Great Britain , was asked
what he thought of the shooting of O'Dono-
ran Kossn , and , in reply , said : "I deeply re
gret the shooting of that man , because it
makes it appear as if the party of law and
ordoc were resorting to the same means as
the dynamiters and pursuing a system of re-
talliation , than which nothing is more dan-
irorouE , . Of course , it would be suspecting
England of being a fool to imagine it iusti
gated the attack on Rossa. "
Jonn A. Logan has been" renominated for
senator by Illinois republicans.
Both houses of the Kansas legislature bal-
oted for United States senator. John J. In-
? alls was chosen to succeeded himself , recelv
ng the entire republican vote of both houses
06 in the house and 37 In the senate besides
two democratic votes in the latter body. The
lemocrats in caucus were unable to agree
upon a candidate , and in the house four voted
for General Charles W. Ulair and three lor
sx-Governor Glick. The latter got one vote
n the senate.
"You may say that the next cabinet will be
shosenfrom the following ten gentlemen * , "
aid a senator who is very close to Mr. Cleve
and , and who has recently seen him : "Bay-
ird , Garland , Whitney , Vilas , Jones of Now
lampjhire , McDonald , Lawton of Georgia ,
onas , McClellan , and Wallhall of Mississippi ,
cannot state how they will be placed , but
ou can rest assured these are the only names
ander 'consideration by the president-elect ,
nd anything else is mere guesswork. "
Samuel J. Tilden is credited with the opin-
on that there should be no particular stress
aid upon having rich men in the cabinet fam-
y. He is of the opinion that the now ad
ministration will have something better to
epend on than that of mere social populari-
y. He is opposed to W. C. Whitney and Col.
villas on the ground that their reputations
re not national enough. The news of Hen-
ricks' endorsement of Holman has made a
i eat stir in Indiana circles. The general ef-
ect is to strengthen McDonald with his
The bill introduced by Mr. Holman to pro-
ect the purity of the ballot provides that it
hall be unlawful for any person to give or
promise any of his property , real or personal ,
: o bo used , directly or indirectly , in securing
i vote or appointment for any office under
government. Violation of this to be punished
3y a fine not exceeding $500 aud imprisonment
not exceeding one year. The bill further pro-
fjdes : Every person hereafter elected or ap-
oointecl to fill any office in the United States
ihall take an oath that he will not violate the
ibove piovlsions.
Frank Binham , the oldest son of a widow
iving on a farm near the village of Radical
Kansas , returned home after a three days ab
sence , and found his mother , brother and
iister murdered. The trio had apparently
jecn dead at least forty-eight hours. No clue
0 the murderers.
At Portsmouth , Va. , John L. Jack shot Car-
: er B. Page in the face , the ball lodging in
too neck and inflicting a serious and possibly
1 mortJl wound. Ja'ck thought himself
ilJghtcd by Page in the matter of social cour-
sy and challenged him. Page went to arm
limsclf. aud on his return found Jack wait
ing at the door of a-restaurant , where a quar-
el began. Page gave the word "lire , " and
line shots followed in quick succession.
A warrant was issued at Chicago for the
trrest of E. A.-Barne ? , principal of one of the ,
> ubic ! schools , for his alleged maltreatment
f a 12-year-old boy named King. The boy is
ioverod with bruises and cuts caused by whip-
) ing with a large horsewhip. The principal
ill ges that the boy perform some
luty and refused to take off his overcoat , for
vhicb causes iho punishment was more severe
ban otherwise.
A terrible tragedy is recorded as having oc-
surred on Shaw's island , in San Juan county ,
) regon. James Barker had gone on a hunt.
Lf ter a lapse of ten days he did not return ,
md John Kelly , sheriff of San Juan county ,
rganized a search party. They arrived at
he cabin of Hugh Parks , an eccentric indi ,
'idual. He refused them entrance and the
iheriff swore out a warrant for his arrest.
Che men hid near the cabin to watch. After
ome time Parks emerged , dragging the body
if a dead man , that of Jameo Imrker. After
his Parks secured himself in tbe cabin , which
he men continued to watch for three days.
fo sign of life within being made , one of the
aen stepped to the door and was immediately
hot by the crazy man. The rest of the party
hen saturated a bale of bay with coal oil ,
oiled it to the door and -fired it , burning the
abin and its occupant , whose charred re-
aains were afterwards found in the ruins.
Advices from Korti state a number of spies
lave been despatched to Khartoum to ascer-
ain the late of General Gordon.
There Is considerable speculation as to
rhethcr Arab ! Pusha did not have a hand in
iringlng about the fall of Khartoum.
The news from Khartoum created an im-
icnso sensation in Paris. Lord Lyons , British
mbassador , had an interview with the prime
ninister during the day.
An official note from Turkey declares Eng-
ind denied the agreement with IfaJy as to
he occupation of Egyptian ports , and that
1 urkoy ntn icquoaird Italy to wlthdiaw her
troops from the Red go.u
Humors hnvo reached Cairo that 2,000 uion
were mnwioredat Khartoum. The news of
thodlsasttr cast a gloom over the entire Eu
ropean colony in Egypt. The English garri
son now consists of 1,300 men at Alexandria ,
3,850 at Cairo and. 150 marines at Suez ,
if The fall of Khartoum produced a profound
Impression in Homo. The newspapers unite
In expressions of sympathy with General
Gordon and give utterances to the belief that
the Mahdl's victory will draw England and
Italy Into yet closer relations with a view of
Joint action In Egypt.
The council at the English war office de
cided to advise the dispatch of 3,009 troops to
Suakim immediately. Gen. Stephonsou tele
graphs that 5,000 men will bo needed to clear
a road to Berber , as the news of the fall of
Khartoum will Induce the central tribes to
join Osman Dlgna.
Italy has replied formally to the protests of
the parto against the occupation of Egyptian
ports along the Red sea by Italian forces.
Italy admits the claims of the sultan to Suzer
ainty over the Red sea but says It felt com
pelled to occupy certain jvrts in order to
protect Italian subject * imperiled by the
withdrawn ! of Egyptian garrisons. Italy says
she will allow the Egyptian llag to remain
side by side with the Italian at every occupied
point. '
The Jtebels in. Possession of JfJiartoinn After
a Sanguinary Struyyle llrilons 11'lld with
Intelligence was rccsivcd In London on the
5th that Khartjum had been captured by the
rebels. The wher.a'iouts of Gen. Gordon is
unknown. It is probable he is in the hands of
the victors. Gen. Wolseley telegraphs that
when. Col. Wilson , who went from Metemneh
to Khartoum , reached the latter place lie
found it in the hands of the rebels. He re
turned to Metemneh under a heavy fire from
both banks of the river.
Ths English war ofllee I'suesl the following :
"Telegrams from Gen. Wolseley announce
that the fall of Khartoum took place January
-G. He says that Col. Wilton arrived at Kbar-
loum January iij , and was irreatl } ' surprised to
find the ene'my in pcss sslou of that place.
He immediately returned down the river under
a heavy lire from the rebels. When some miles
below "the Shceplaka cataract Col. AVilson's
steamers were wrecked , bat Me and his party
managed to reach an island in safety , where
they are In safety. A st'-amcr has gone to
bring thrm back to the British camp near
Metemueh. Gen. WoJscley says he has no in
formation regarding the fate of Gea. Gordon
and does not know whether he is deid or
alive. "
When Sir Charles Wilson reached Khartoum
he found the Mahdi's forces in possession of
the town and citadel. He tried to land and
ascertain the fate of Gordon , but this step he
found impossible. The enemy's guns were
turned upon him in full force. He was there
fore compelled to turn his back upon the
fallen city and return to Gubat without find
ing whether Gordon was dead or alive. A na
tive reports that the Mahdi had C00,000 men in
the vicinity of Khartoum and he introduced a
number of his emissaries into the city. These
mixed freely with the mtlve troops under
General Gordod and by bribes , threats and
working on their religious feelings induced
them to mutiny. Seven thousand of the garri
son deserted , leaving Gordon only 2,5'JD laith-
ful soldiers. With this small force he tried to
hold the city against thq Mahdi's great army ,
but after severe fighting , in which a large
number of rebels were lulled , he was compelled
to surrender.
The eucitement , says a London dispatch ,
over the news is at fever heat. Clubs and
public resorts of everv description are thronged
with crowds of peopla eager to catch the last
syllable of intelligence fron the distant Egyp
tian desert. Throughout Fleet street aud ttie
Strand it is almost impossible to make one's
way , so crowded are these thoroughfares
with throngs of curious aud excited citi
zens. Most people too'v a gloomy view of
the position of the British troops in Soudan ,
and the jubilant gladness which characterized
England in regard to Egypt ever since the wel
come news of Stewart's successful arrival in
the neighborhood of Metemneh was received ,
has given way to despair. Expressions of dis
may and foreboding come from almost every
body. It is too early to estimate the inlluence
of the news on the political situation. The
war office is besieged with army officers ten
dering their sen-ices for active duty in the
Soudan. Numerous telegrams are b'eing re
ceived from oilicers throughout the country
asking assignments to rescue the expedition
should the government conclude to take such
action. The capture of Khartoum created
grave fears , especially in arm } * circles , for the
safety of General Stewart and hjs army. A
number of military officers of repute even ex
press the opinion that unless reinforcements
are hurried forward to Korti the fall of Khar
toum may lead to disasters to the forces under
Lord Wolseley and General Earlc. A cabinet
counciLhas been summoned to meet at once.
Gladstone is fearfully disturbed by the news
and some people believe he will resign.
The Generous Offer of Sirs. Grant the Subject
of a Mcysaije to Conyrcss.
The president recently transmitted to the
house the following message : I take especial
pleasure in laying before congress the gener
ous offer made by Mrs. Grant to give to the
government , in perpetual trust , the swords and
military ( and civil ) " testimonials belonging to
General Grant. A copy of the deed of trust
and of the letter addressed me by William H.
Vanderbilt will explain the nature and the
motive of this oiler. An appreciation of Gen.
Grant's achievements aud a recognition of hia
just fame , have in part taken shape in numer
ous mementoes and gifts , which , -while dear
to him , possesses for the nation exceptional
interest. These relics arc of great historical
value , and have passed into the hands of
another whose considerate action n.s'oreJ
the collection to Mrs. Grant as a life trust ,
on condition that on the death o Gen
eral Grant or sooner , at Mrs. Grant's option ,
it shall become the property of the govern
ment , as set forth in the accompanying pa
pers. In the exercise of the option thus
eiven her , Mrs. Grant elects that the trust
shall forthwith determine , and asks that the
government shall designate a suitable place of
deposit and a responsible custodian for the
i-ollection. The nature of this gift aud the
value of the relics which the generosity of it
private citizen , joined to the high sense of o
which animates Mrs. Graut , TI
public regard ii * vu .u.u v - *
hare thus placed at the disposal of the gov-
crraent demand full an < l signal recognition on
behalf of the nation at the hands ol its repre
sentatives. I therefore ask congress to take
suitable action to accept the trust and provide
for its secure custody , at the same time re
cording the appreciative gratitude of the people
ple to the donors. In this connection 1
may pertinently avert to the pending legisla
tion in the senate and house of representa
tives looking to a national recognition of Gen
eral Grant's eminent services by providing
means for his restoration to the army on the
retired list. That congress by taking such ac
tion will give expression to the aim ist univer
sal desire of the people of this nat.on is evi-
lent , and I earnestly urge the passage of an
let similar to senate bill No. 2530 , which ,
while not interfering with the constitutional
prerogative of appointment will enable the
president in his discretiou to nominate General '
Grant as general on the retired list. '
Accompanying the papers referred to arc a
lecdof trust executed by W. H. A anderbilt
ind that gentleman's letters to the president
informing him of his action.
After General Grant.
General A. McD. McCook , now in command
at Fort Douglas , Utah , was interviewed in
reference to General Grant's strictures upon
him In a magazine article on the battle of
Suiloh. McCook says that in a few days he
will , through the proper channels , call utccn-
, twj
II ill IO U l u liniiuc . ouilllrf flu I ML
biiloli and his part therein , \\iilch writ E
thxiwlmt General Unuit mijvjat-uut lilmiMc-
Cook ) In itio iimut'i * H nuulululf.lthout
foumla'i" " MI Off M MI.M ii crnl ( Imm
h'ts persistently pursued him for twen y-twe
years , and t'iu iiio ncuutc of iho loiois ue
1'itobuig humling was u coinploe : surprise to
Ocunrul tjr.d.t. .McCooit Ultfufi from Uuneral
Grant on 'a number of. oilier important point.- * ,
and t-uys ihU IH the first tlm < ho has over
broken the eilcncc 911 tt.c subject.
TAicrya ins oirx xicuiciyr.
I > jfHamlter O'Jlosiit lir < > njhl Down & ; / a Shot
from a filial tn tlte Hands of a It'omun.
In New York , on the 2d , Jeremiah O'Dono-
van Rossa , the Irish dynamiter , so/callcd , was
shot by a woman on Chambers street , near
Broadway. At that hour the streets were full
of people homeward hound , making their
way toward Brooklyn bridge. The excitement
over the shooting , although the man was re
cognized by very few , was intense. The llrst
shot fired took effect in O'Donovan's body and
he fell to the sidewalk. The woman continued
to shoot until she emptied the five-chambered
revolver. Only the first shot took t-ffcct. City
Marshal James McAuley was present at the
time , and breaking through the crowd that
had collected , even before the shootint ; was
over , seized the woman , who still held the
smctkiug pistol in her hand , -lling her she was
under arrest. The woman ofTereU no remon
strance , but allowed herself to be taken
through the crowd to the city hall station.
When the woman had ceasrd tlrinij O'Uono-
van rose to his feet and made an effort to find
his way back to his ollicc in Chambers street ,
which he had just left. He said , "I am shot , "
trying to place his hand on his back , under his
shoulder blade. Afler a few steps somebody
suggested he should go to the Chambers street
hospital. A couple of men lent their arms
and O'Donovon did as suggested and directed
his steps towaids the hospital. He walked all
the way there , the distance being nearly a
quarter of a mile. He bled considerably on
thewa } ' . Once in the hospital he was un
dressed and examined bv Dr. Dennison and it
was found the Millet had entered his back , di
rectly below tlit left shoulder blade. The doc
tor pronounced I Le wound not of a dangerous
character and began to probe for the ball. A
great crowd of people had followed the
wounded man down Chambers street and
blocked the roadway in front of the hospital ,
after the door wasel-'sed behind O'Donavan
and his escort.
Meanwhile the woman had been taken to the
station house with another crowd closely fol
lowing her. She was placed before Sergeant
Cass' desk. She was good-looking , dressed
neatly , In plain dark clothing , aud wore eye
glasses. She appeared like a school teach'er ,
with an Intellectual face. Her manner was en
tirely composed , and she answered some of the
quo t ions put to her piomptly , and without
embarrassment. Toothers , she simply shook
her head , and smiled , with a look , which said :
"I shall only answer questions which I know
you have a fi ht to ask. "
McAuIcy handed the pistol , of small calibre ,
to the sergeant and said he had seen the pris
oner shoot a man on Chambers street. The
volunteer \vitnesses assented to the stated fact
of the shooting A cit z-'ii here asked : "Do
you kuow the man you shot ? " "Ves , " replied
the prisoner , with an English accent , UI shot
O'Donovan Rossa. "
Further questioning by the sergeant elicited
the statement that the j risoner's name was
Yseult Dudley , aged 5 , an.l that she was a
nurse and nurritd , and that she lived at
Clinton place. She was askid wliy she shot
O'Donovau , how long the had been in America
and other questions , lo which s-hi : made no
answer. After her ped gr < e had been taken ,
she was escorted to a rear room and the crow d
slowly dispersed. Her entire demeanor was
that of a ratioi al person and a cool headed
one at that. Rossa had been placed on a cetin
in the same ward with Captain Phelan , who
was stabbed by Richard Short in 1'ossa's ollice
over three weeks ago. Rossa was within eight
beds of Phelan. An examination of the
wound by Dr. Kirov showed the bullet had
penetrated the back'about halt an inch above
the left shoulder blade. The ball ranged up
ward and inward toward the spinal column ,
but did not touch the vertebrae. The bullut
evidently lodged in the muscles of the back ,
and beyond a slight shock , Rossa has suffered
ClevelandSTaltcsno Ueflnile Sign What tic
Intends to Do.
President-elect Cleveland , when m New
York city a few days ago , was called upoa by
manyprominentmen. Amongothcrswaslsaac
H. Hunter , the colored orator , who advocated
Cleveland's claims to the presidency on the
stump at the late election , who waited on
Cleveland to urge his claim to be minister to
Elayti. Senator Gorman called to nerfect in
augural plans.
A gentleman prominently connected with
the national democratic committee during the
recent campaign , said to a reporter : "I liave
; oed reason to believe that Cleveland has made
up his mind about at least one member of the
: abinet. The choice will give general sat-sfac-
: ion to the democrats of the country. Senator
[ Jorman and Colonel Smallev have said to
Cleveland iu plain words : 'We have no favors
: o ask of you for ourselves , but if it is your
vish , in any particular manner , to testifyj'our
ipprcciation of the efforts of the na'tional
: ominitte in the last canvass , the appoint-
ncnt of Jonas iu your cabinet would
je accepted by us"as a settlement
n full , and we ask that , and that
wily. ' Jonas has many friends in the senate
vho urge his appointment , aud petitions from
ill parts of the south and from business men
ire continually coming in , aud others are in
reparation. So far Cleveland has made no
lefiuite sign of what he intends to do , but I
> elieve he intends to call Jonas , of Louisiana ,
nto the cabinet a * "postmaster general. " The
lame of AVilliam Springer is urged 'or sccre-
iry of the treasury. Editor Mnuford , of tlic
Kansas City 'Mini's , pn-j-ntwl the name of
Jen. Charles B Blair , of Kansas , for any cab-
net position Clevelaad might be pleased to
elect for him.
of J'rniiiiin-nt Irishmen Inter-
' by it Piv.-xt ttcportff.
A number of pion : iicnt Irishmen of ih-s
itv , saysaBuffa'o ( X. Vj dispatch , wcrein-
erviewed by an associate press reprtsent-i-
ive relative to the shooting of Ros a. James
loonei' , ex-prcsideiit ol" the Irish national
3aguesaid he-did no ! ngice with Rossa , whom
e style ! an apostle of ass ; s iination. He did
iot beliave Rossa was in anyway connected
rith the recent explosion in England , neither
id he think any one in this country had a
and in this atlair. Rossa had no rollowin ; ;
t" any account in t'lis ' countryRos.a
ay have good ieson3 : for his bitter
atred of England , but the Irish leaders
ud no sympathy with his wild and im-
iructicable scheme3. . ooncy believed the
utrasres in England were planned in that
ouutry by persons in the employ of corn-
lunists or a similar organ.zation , and iJOS-i-
ly by the Iiish constnbiilary. who want the
rimes HC renewed Father Cronin. editor of
he Catholic Union and Times , said he consid-
red tlut Rossa had suffered intensely at the
ands of England , uii'l was to a certain cx-
unt unaccountable lor his acts and words ,
'he ' wrongs had affected his mind. He did
ot think Ro-sa resaonsib'.e for the outrages T
i London or tiiat the dynamiters were Insh-
icn. Tney were , to his mind , the result of
Iritish tyranny.
Tlte Fits John. Porter Case. 01
In response to a house resolution offered by 01hi
tl :
tepresentativo Slocum , the president has ci
i-ansmitted to congress the recent appeal of civ
'itz John Porter to him in his own behalf , tl ;
'he documents contibtd of a letter of Gen- . ! <
ral Porter to the picbident asking the latter C (
a nominate him to the senate tor restoration orw
o the army , or if the pre i lent believes that w
ourse not within his power that by special re
icesage the president reler the ca e to coii- tnm
ress witd the uggestion that the action of m
lie advisory board be earned out. With his toki
jtter Porter transmits a joint opinion by ki
ohn C. Bullet , Joseph H. Choate aud Anson hi
lalthy , holding that coiiKrss has the consti-
itional right to restore Porter to the army ,
his opinion is in controverston of Attorney In
eneral Brew * ter's opinion , on which the rr
esident vetoed the bill passed by the last th
cn-jriES for Porter's relier. ca
- - * . -
The senate took up the bill to reperJ the
pro etnptiou and timber culture laws. After
a short discussion it was displaced by the la
ter-state commerce bill. . . . . .
Beck moved to amend this so as to prohibit
merely chartfng more for transportation ' any
distance less than tbe whole length of the
Hue than Is charged for similar service over
the whole length of the line. " He was at >
tempting to remedy one evil that was flagrant
without attempting to regulate the Intermedi
ate rates , with all the complications attributed ,
to them. This amendment would stop the-
practice of doubling up charges on local busi
ness , In order to make up what was lost In
throuch business.
Without action on Plumb's amendment the
senate went Into executive session and soou.
Randall called up the resolution providing-
that during the remainder of the session
thirty minutes every morning shall be devoted
to the consideration of measures called up by
individual members , if there are not flve ob
jections made thereto , provided that while this
order is in force the speaker shall not enter
tain a request for unanimous consent at any
other time. Adopted , yeas 192 , nays ItJS.
Collins moved that the house take a recess
until 11 o'clock to-morrow. This was done
for the purpose of continuing the legislative
day of Monday in order that an opportunity
maybehad to move the passage of the bank
rupt bill under suspension of the rule $ . Fili
bustering ensued and roll call followed roll
call In monotonous succession. The friends-
of the bankruptcy bill being in a majority ol
two to six and voting down every motion to
adjourn. At midnight the house was still Iu.
session with no prospect of adjournment.
The credentials of Evarts , elected United
States senator from the state of New York ,
were presented. The credentials were un-
usuallv lengthv. During their reading Hoar
remarked that in his judgment a certificate
from a state simply saying that the person
named In the certificate was duly elected sena
tor for the stated named fora certain time was
The papers were referred to the committee
on privileges and flections. '
Dawcs , irom the committee on Indian af
fairs , reported favorably the bill to authorize
the secretary of the interior to extend the
time for the payment of each of the several
annual installments to be paid by the settlers-
on the Omaha and Otoe Indian lands to such V
time , not exceeding one year , as he shall sec lit.
The senate resumed consideration of the
inter-state commerce bill , but no definite ac
tion was taken.
Stewart ( Texas ) , from the committee on N
foreign affairs , reported a resolution request
ing the president to take all necessary and
proper measures to assure Julio R. Santos , an
American citizen imprisoned in Ecuador , a
speedy and impartial trial and protect him in
his life and property.
The consideration of the river and harbor
bill was resumed In committee of the whole.
The general debate closed and the first section
of the bill was read , after which the house ad
The chair laid before the senate the presi
dent's message relating to Mrs. Grant's offer
to the government of the relies of General
Grant's military carer , and recommending
that congress pass a bill to enable the presi
dent to place the general on the retired list.
The iutcr-stat" commerce bill was amended
somewhat in committee of the whole and re
ported iu the senate , where it was passed
yeas 43 , nays 12.
The Texas Pacific railroad bill was taken up
but subsequently laid aside , in order to take
up the house bill for the retirement and recoiu-
age of the "trade dollar. " [ The hill , as I
amended by the senate , provides also for the - /
suspension of the coinage of the standard sil- j
ver dollar-1 The last named measure did not '
reach definite action when the senate ad
journed. /
Under the new rule adopted vestcrday , .
Puscy called up the hill appropriating § 100,001) /
for the completion of the public huildini ; at (
Council Bluffs. This was objected to au < Tthe V
bill was not considered. A number of other j
bills of a private character met a similar fate , 1
Money , from the committee on postouiccs i
and postroads , reported the bill to reduce 1
postage on mailable matter of the second class.
Placed on the house calendar. It reduces " .
of the second class when sent t \
postage , by pubft
Ishers to bona fide subscribes , to one cent era
a fraction thereof. " \
Van Wyck offered the following resolution ,
which was agreed to :
Jfaoivcil , That the secretary of the Interior
inform the senate what amounts were due the
United States on December 31. IfeSy , from the
Union Pacific railroad ; also , what amounts f
have become due from that date uutil Decein- '
her 31,1SS4 , according to the rule laid down in j ,
the decision lately rendered between the Uui- } .
ted State.3 and said road in the court of claims ; *
also , whether the annual settlement was made j-
February 1,1SS5 , as provided in the Thurman (
The senate then considered the redemption
of the trade dollar.
Belmont , frou.t he committee on foreign af
fairs , reported back the resolution requesting j
the president to cause copies of all comrnuui- j
cations received respecting the Congo confer- i
ance , and especially copies of the text of the [ A *
commission or power sent by the government J . '
to each of the throe American pk-nipotentia- |
ries or agents , to he i mmediately transmitted *
to the house. Adopted.
Van Alstyne , from the committee on expen-
litures for the department of justice , reported
) ack the resolution directing the secretary of
: he treasury to inform the house of the total
: xpenses incurred under the law providing for
.he appointment of deputy marshals , chief
supervisors and supervisors of elections , aud
n what states the money .had been expended. /
Adopted. " * , | |
The chair laid before the senate the creilca-
: ials of the re-election of Senator Ingalls.
The bill to regulate the fees of pension
igents and attorneys was taken up. j
Beck said in 1834 the pension agents wanted *
heir fees increased to § 25 , but both houses of t
ongress declined to increase them , yet in
: oulerence committee the fees were increased.
Allison said it was due tlje conference coin-
nittee to say that , as he ( Allison ) untlorsloo.I
he matter , the pension commissioner aud sec-
etary of the interior recommended or ap-
irovcd such legislation.
After further discussion the bill was passed
rithout division.
The consular and diplomatic bill was then
ailed up and passed.HOUSE.
After the transaction of a variety of miscel-
ineous business , the house wesit into com-
littee of the whole on the river and harbor /
ill. *
The amendment appropriating Sl.'i.OOO.COO
Dr the improvement of the Sandv Hook chan-
el ( the mouth of New York harb'or ) was the
ccasion of a long wrangle of a personal na-
ire between Hiscock and King , and was
ually rejected.
The committee were without action and the
nuse adjourned until c-veuincr , when twcnty-
x pension bills were passed , including one
ranting $10 each to the minor children of the
.te Lieut. Kisliagbury.
liree Iowa Jlurdcrers Suiiunarily jJealt
It'ith by JJetennincd Citizens.
An udubon ( Iowa ) dispatch , of the 4th ,
tys : Last night , about half past 2 , about
ic hundred masked men attacked the jail
; re , picked out and smashed u hole through
ic outer wall , and with chisels and crowbats y
it through into the ceils and tojk out J . J , < *
'I.'son , John A. Smythe and Cicero .lellerson '
IB parties accused of the murder ot Hiram . * *
jllerson last April. Wilson and Suiythe , ac-
irding to the evidence of the otber prison
's in the jail , made a terrible resistance and
re shot In their cells. J llerson made no
sistance , and was hungin the band stand In
e center of the public square. The coro-
: r's verdict Is that Wilson and Smytae came
their deaths by pistol shots. Hred by un-
lown parties , and that Jclierson came to
s death by hanging. Cicero Jellerson toM
C. Leek , the prisoner who occupied th
11 with him , that the confes-ion he had
therto made , but had since retracted , was
ue. There Is no clue to whom the parties in
emob were.- The work of the mob
.rcfully and quietly done , and \vhen
ey as quietly dispersed.