McCook weekly tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 188?-1886, April 23, 1885, Image 2

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Jf. 31. & E. M. K13IMELL , 1'uliH.
respondent writes to the Omaha Republican
thus concerning the growing vlco of opium
smoking in Nebraska's metropolis : "I note
in to-day's edition the reference you malco to
the amended charter of the city of Omaha rel-
ntiro to the abolishment of opium dens or
joints. Hero I will take opportunity to lay
special stress upon ono of the greatest evils
of our city. To say evil does not express or
define the state ol' degradation and iniquity.
There are at present no loss than eight of
these "Joints" in our midst. At the corner of
Thirteenth and Dodgonorthea8tcorncrover ( )
the fruit stand , and operated bv a Chinese the most extensively patron
ized ol these "dens , " frequented dally by not
less than ono hundred of all classes. The
greater portion of these habitues arc degraded
and fallen women who reside in that part of
the city stigmatized as "Hell's half acre "
These women pay to the proprietor or an as
sist ant 15 cents and are weighed out or meas
ured a certain amount of prepared opium ,
powdered or gum , and furnished with
a bamboo stem with which to in-
ha'o its fumes , as I am Informed. They are
assigned to an inner compartment or couch
where they are associated with companions
of vlco and spend their hours in relating vivid
and licentious experiences , slumbering , or in
a half comatose condition abandoned to some
fantasy produced by the insidious drug.
There are also several other well known and
extensively patronized "dens. " One next
door to the "Five Points" of Omaha , or more
commonlv known as the Buckingham : an
other local * d on Harney street , and still an
other under the saloon In the rear of the
premises occupied by Charles Hlggins' res
taurant on Twelfth street. The class that
patronize these places are composed chleily
of tin-horn gamblers , and many belonging to
the tribe called "skin" or "fly workers" ; also
many ox-barkeepers , confidence men , variety
performers , ana last , and mostly , those of
fallen virtue To say that It is neglect on the
part of the officials covers all the charges that
can be made , and wcro the municipal officers
as vigilant as those of eastern cities , who pull
opium joints and impose rigid lines upon
those who visit the place , and still more heav
ier fines upon the proprietors , there is no
room to doubt that it could effectually bo
B. & M. DEPOT DESTROYED. The watchman
at the B. & M. Hallway freight depot and yard
discovered smoke issuing from the building
about 4:20 o'clock yestnrday morning and ran
to the office to send in an alarm. By the time
that the firemen could reach the spot the
building was enveloped in flames , and soon
through holes burned through the root col
umns of lire shot up to a height of several
Toward two directions the firemen exerted
their strongest efforts and with success , ono
being the north end of the depot containing
the offices and records , and the other the train
of refrigerator curd standing on the next
track but one east of the depot. A switch
engine belonging to the TJ. P. railway had al
ready reached the yard and pulled a string of
cars , which stood next to the buildinsr , out of
danger. One detached box car only remained
at the corner of the platform , and this
emerged looking like a Eingcd cat.
In a short time the roof and sides of the
building had burned away , leaving the
charred skeleton of a frame , and the goods
stored inside were burning fiercely. Nothing
could bo saved of these except some lots
near the north end , which were deluged , like
the records , with water.
The depot , which stood on Eighth street ,
and extended Iroin Jackson street nearly to
Howard , was built three years ago. It was a
story and a half high , about sixty feet In
width and 250 in lenth. The loss , it is believed ,
will not exceed $8,000 ; the insurance was $1-
000. There was $1,500 insurance on the goods
in transit. The value of those isestlmated ut
about S7.000 , for only a part of which , it is sup
posed , the company is liable. Half a car load
of muslin lor canvassing bams at the Boyd
packing house and six cabinet organs for
.Woodbridjre Bros , were totally destroyed. A
lot of gallon oil cans filled with whisky for
Iowa consumers , and several barrels of coal
tar added fuel to the flames. Large quantities
of household goods were burnea or ruined.
Omaha Herald , '
The school population of Beatrice is 3,416.
The Auburn creamery is now in full opera
The city marshal of Greenwood is paid $25 a
The license ticket carried at Syracuse by a
Email majority.
Temperance people were successful in the
election at Nelson.
The city election of Tall City decided in fa
vor of licensing saloons.
Aurora elected the temperance ticket by
seventy-three majority.
Several wife-beaters have recently como be-
Jore the public at Omaha.
The postoffice inspector found the Crcigh-
ton office in good condition.
V. H. Fry , of Fairmont , is said to have re
ntly received a legacy of $35,000.
An eighteen pound catfish was caught in
the Blue , near Fairbury , last week.
An ovarian tumor weighing 35 pounds was
removed from Mrs. Hush , of Ponca.
Cedar county Is rapidly settling up , and new
residences are rising on every hand.
The election at Hastings resulted in the
success of the law and order element.
The prospects are pretty good for another
large bvilding boom in Clark's this year.
The two elevators ac Greenwood shipped
out two hundred cars of corn in ono week.
Schuyler has a juvenile brass band , the
members of which are said to be quite proficient
The entertainment at Red Cloud by the G.
A. Ris highly spoken of by the press cf that
K. Ii. Oxford , of Wayne county , lost his
stable and sheds by fire. His loss is about
Owners of lots in Cumminsville donate
them to people willing to build houses upon
Arlington contains sixty-ninq American
families , one Bohemian , three Irish and one
The Pawnee auxiliary sent fifty-five dozen
eggs as an Easter gift to the Home for the
Twenty-one residents of Tekama recently
went west to look for new homes in California
and Oregon.
Wayne county is a peaceful community
the grand jury having no business whatever
to attend to.
Heports go to show tbat the usual amount
of the planting in Nebraska will be attended
to on Arbor Day.
A prairie flre in Harlon county recently did
considerable damage. One gentleman lost his
barn and contents.
Hartington is holding out inducements for
a practical brickmaker to locate and open a
yard at that place.
leterTonnYee , of Fairbury , while trying to
break a colt , had matters reversed somewhat.
Ihe colt broke Peter's leg.
The Unite 1 Presbyterians of Pawnee City
kave Just dedicated a church building which ,
with the grounds , cost 517,331.
In Omaha J29 applications have been filed
for license t sell liquors. About thirteen are
from brewers and wholesalers.
An Ashland Justice has decided that aSaun-
dcrs county farmer cannot recover damages
for evergreens pulled on another man's landj
During the month of March the Nebraska'
City distillery company paid the government ; '
upwards of $ O.COO as taxes on manufactured'
Mr. Howard , living near Elkton , Nuckolls
county , has lost recently about $300 worth of
fat hogs , from some disease or cnueo un
Some unknown coward fired two shots into
the drug store of A. McG ill , nt de hlon ,
few nights ago , one of the bullets narrowly
missing Mr. McGJll.
The barn and outbuildings of Gustavo Gart
ner , near Scotia , wore burned by a prairie
fire. Loss , $ T,000. Contributions for his bene
fit amounted to $150.
The chief of the Omaha flro department has
arranged to immediately sound the bell sixty
two times in cose of the announcement of the
death of Gen. Grant.
A skiff load of men upset In the Missouri
rlveropposito Brownvllle a few days ago. All
were rescued , but it was a narrow escape
from watery graves.
J. W. Alger , of Wayne , is said to have an
car of corn grown from seed picked up on
the battle field of Chlckamauga , nearly
twcnty-threa years ago.
Gen. Thomas M. Vincent , now at San Antonio
nio , Texas , will bo transferred to Omaha as
assistant adjutant-general to fill the vacancy
caused by the death'of Col. Taylor-
The belt slippea from the governor at the
Nebraska City distillery , the lly whocl flew to
pieces , an exhaust pipe was broken , and § 2 ,
000 damages inflicted. Nobody hurt.
Wm. Hall , of Pawnee , has just learned that
a missing brother was killed by highwaymen
in Arizona in 1882. Two of the murderers
were haagcd by a mob , while the third es
A meeting of cattlemen was held on War
Bonnet creek , Sioux county , a few days ago
to discuss the question of "What shall we dote
to be saved ? " from the incoming tide of im
Lawyer Kyle , of Omaha , who some time ago
assaulted P. A. Gavin , of the Times-Dispatch
of that city , was given a flno of § 50 and thirty
days In jail. Kyle's attorney gave notice of
an appeal.
There ore only sixty-eight sections of land
left for white settlers on the Santee reserva-
lon. They will all be taken by homesteaders ,
as men who would like to file timber claims
will be crowded out.
Heny Hamplert of Platt smouth , is the in.
ventor of an automatic corn planter that does
away with both the old method of marking
the field and the more odern method ot
using a check-rower.
The man arrested in Nebraska City a short
time ago for forging the naino of W. V.
Nichol to a telegram sent to Ch'nn & New , of
Omaha , turns out to be an old offender well
known to police circles.
nThe Crete Globe says that three children of
William Warchow , who lives on the West
Blue , died last week from scarlet fever. Two
of them died within a half hour of each other
One of them was 15 years old.
Misses Metta Porter and Louie Letcher
have recently been engaged in taking the
school census of Central City. They find the
number of children of school age to be 420 ,
being 223 males and 203 females.
General Manager Winter , of the Minneapo
lis & Omaha , says his company does not ask
the exclusive use of the proposed bridge be
tween Covington and Sioux City , and has had
no negotiations of any kind about it.
A ten-year-old daughter of John Wagner ,
living in St. Charles precinct , Cuming county ,
has just died from chewing a poisoned weed
that grows by the roadside. Another child
came near dying from the same cause.
Another Omaha family came near being
fatally poisoned a few nights ago by partak
ing of biscuits in which there was a quantity
of "Hough on Rats. " The poison by some
means had got mixed with the baklngpowder.
Two Sherman county lasses , living on a
homestead , took it into their heads to see the
New Orleans exposition , and accordingly
packed their satchels and boarded the train.
They saw the show , had a good time , and
asked odds of no one.
5 Ed Burrlss and Pat Collins , of Syracuse ,
two boys , had a narrow escape while driving
home from Palmyra. Their team ran off a
bridge , killing both horses instantly and
greatly endangering the lives 'of the boys.
The horses were valued at over $500.
Messrs. M. T. Patrick & Co. , of Omaha , are
starting a monster corral at Gilmore for fat
tening cattle , A side ti ack 3,000 feet in length
is being built from the U. P. main line to the
corral. It is intended to feed about 5.0JO head
of cattle there and get them in shape for the
eastern market. The feeding corral will be
ready for business about June 1st.
Death is announced at Crete of Miss Grace
Andrews , aged twenty , of diphtheria. She
was the daughter of S L. Andrews , and was
well unown throughout the state as one of the
best amateur readers , and has represented
Doane college in two contests with the uni
versity. A'member of the present junior
class , she was faithful in her school duties
and took a high rank in her classes.
Postoffico changes in Nebraska during the
week ending April 11,1885 : Established Ma-
goon , Custer county , RIctiard H. Magoon ,
postmaster ; Spannuth , Lincoln county , Fred
C Spannuth , postmaster ; Steuben , Frontier
county , Gustavo A. Roggensees , postmaster ;
Tallin , Custer county , John Tallin , postmas
ter ; Yucca , Custer county , Christopher F. Co-
nant , postmaster.
The Aurora Republican says : In the scan
dal case spoken of last week no new features
have been developed only that it is reported
that the woman is dying from the effects of
drugs' taken to conceal her shame , and the
man who is the cause of her ruin has not been
arrested yet. It was reported that he had
been seen in Grand Island , and that the of--
fleers were about to arrest him , buthe found
It out in some way and gave them the go-oy
It has been remarked in the courts that in
the three civil damage suits brought in Omaha
under the Slocumb law to recover for selling
liquor to a drunkard in spite of the warning
not to sell , the plaintiffs in each instance have
been the wives of Swedish tailors. The Her
ald thinks that after one or two more saloon
keepers have paid $2,000 to $5OOJ damages
they will feel like shutting up shop , whenany
tailor from Stockholm becomes a regular cus
The creditable display by Nebraska at th
exposition , says the Lincoln Journal , is be
ginning to bear fruits. State headquarters
are filled every day by people desiring information
mation in printed shape regarding the advan
tages , resources and general character of the
state , and this is furnished them in the shape
of a splendi I little pamphlet , to which we
have before alluded , "Nebraska ; Her Re'
sources , Advantages , Advancement and
Promises. " Heretofore the commissioner
and the Hon. James T. Allen , who has been
assisting him In this field of labor , have been
able to keep up with the demand , but it has
been tound necessary now to add another
speedy and experienced assistant to reply to
demands for printed matter , while the per ;
sonal calls at headquarters are numbered by
Eight five-story houses in Sixty-second
street , New York , fell on the 13th. Manj
workmen were injured , probably some ol
them fatally.
Justice Andrew Wylio , of the suprenu
court of the district of Columbia , has notlflce
the president that bo wishes to bo placed or
the retired list. Ho Is 71 years o'.d.
Agents of the Pennsylvania railway com'
pany have been instructed to restore passen
ger rates on all its lines , which is taken tc
mean that the Pennsylvania management has
got tired.of the rate war.
Bud FarrlP , white , and Freeman Ward , col
orcd , wcro hanged attho fairground at Union
City , N. C. , by a mob of masked men number
ing about two hundred. They belonged to t
gang of thieves who recently have committed
many depredations on the citizens of that
J.- Henry Shaw , a democratic member ol
the lower house of the Illinois legislature
from Cass county , was found dead In bed at
the Palace hotel , Springfield , Sunday. Thi
makes the third death in the legislature since
the opening of the session. Shaw's deatL
leaves the house "tied. "
1 ho Prince and Princess of Wales , on their
way to Cork , received an enthusiastic wel
come. At Lismore , In the counties of Cert
and Wnterford , 3CO laborers presented an ad
dress of welcome. At Dungarron , In Waterford -
ford county , when the train passed all vessels
in the bay lowered their flags.
The Philadelphia Times says John Roacli
has been offered $100,000 more for the dispatch
boat "Dolphin" than this government haE
agreed to pay. The offer comes from the
Russian government and Roach demands an
immediate answer to his letter requesting
final payment by the United States.
At Delaware Blue , Indian territory. Frank
Roberts , alias Pierce , a notorious desperado
of Dcnton county , Texas , with a posse , wag
pursuing a band of cattle thieves when they
ran upon Roberts on the bank of Red river
Roberts opened flre upon the posse and was
slain in the fight Hardin Wilson , one of the
gang , was captured.
In Chicago the state's attorney entered a
nolle prossequie in the Cook county criminal
court in the case of Hansbrough and Shields ,
two of the judges in the Eighteenth warfl ,
where the election frauds were committed
last fall , declaring he had no evidence upon
which to convict them. An indictment is still
pending against them in the United States
district court.
A. R. Dimmick , charged with being one of
the men who set flre to the town of Weston ,
Oregon , a year ago , when $500,000 in property
was burned , was discovered in Gerva's , Oregon
gen , recently. The sheriff , with a posse of
six , made an unsuccessful attempt to arrest
the fugitive. The sheriff presented a double-
barreled shotgun and ordered Dimmick to
surrender , but the latter sprung on him , tore
the gun from his grasp , and covering the
crowd with it made his escape.
The following figures are taken from a
statement compiled by Secretary Stone , of
he Chicago board of trade , to show the visi-
blesupply of wheat , corn , oats , rye and barley
in the United States and Canada on Saturday ,
April 11 , and the amount of increase or de
crease for the week ending at that date :
Wheat , 40,851,232 bushels , a decrease of 710-
086 bushels : corn , 94)5S,4CO ) bushels , an increase
of 1,072.503 bushels : oats , 2,418,310 bushels , a
decrease of 240,188 bushels ; rye , 312,799 bush
els , a decrease of 45,142 bushels ; barley , 752,570
bushels. The stocks of grain in store in Ghj >
cage April 11 were : Wheat , 15,875,423 bu'sh-
els ; corn. 2,3 S,550 bushels ; oats , 425,049 bush
els ; rye , 129,073 bushels ; barley , 53,438 bush
The attorney-general has given an opinion
to the president sustaining the eligibility of
Mr. Lawton , of Georgia , for the appointment
as minister to Russia.
The silver men expect the whole power of
the administration to be brought against
them in the next congress , and say that the
fight has already begun over the organization
of the house. They say Sir. Randall's friends
are working for him for the speakcrship , and
are backed by the administration. They
charge that the influence of the administra-
t'on is now being used to strengthen Randall
They are very wrathful over it , and say that
if persevered in will "bust up" the demo
cratic party and they will crush out the ad
ministration. They do not think that there is'
any danger of Mr. Carlisle being Dcaten , but
they expect Randall to exhibit more strength
this time than he did before. The combined
power of the tariff and the anti-silver men
they say , wl'l be exerted to this end for the
sake of prestige , and that from twenty to
twenty-five members will be drawn over to
Randall and the administration by the use of
A decision was rendered by the supreme
court of the United States on the 13th in the
case of Frances Dcdgeetaf appellant , again&t
Thomas Knowles , which presents the ques
tions of the liability of a married woman for
certain debts contracted by her husband ,
nominally as her trustee. The court holds
that neither liability for provisions supplied
at the dwelling house where the husband ,
wife and their children are living together ,
nor a provisionary note given by the husband
describing himself as trustee for his wife in
payment for such supplies can be charged in
equity upon the wife's Eeparate estate , with
out clear proof that she contracted the debt
in her own behalf or intended to bind her
separate estate for its payment. The decree
of the court below is reversed and tie case
remanded with directions to dismiss the bill.
Opinion by Justice Gray.
AtNewburgh. N. Y. , the grand jury indict
ed Hugh McCann , who is blind and over 80
years old , f cr the murder of his wife , aged 73.
in February last.
Mrs. Lena Stuck jumped off a ferryboat int
the Mississippi river at Rock Island , III. She
was 62 years old. Bodily infirmities and pov
erty were the cause.
Elmire Firt'n , of Marshalltown , Iowa , twen
ty-one years of age , was struck on the head
with an axe by Jacob Seybert , whose house
Firth attempted to enter. Firth will die. Sey
bert was arrested.
Gus Finley was hanged at Prestonsburg ,
Ky. , on the 17th. His crime was the murder
of James Hunt , in August , 18S3. Finley
claimed the killing of Hunt was an accident ,
! iis intention being to shoot a man named
Dagley , with whom he had a drunken quarrel.
The story comes from Memeoki , 111. , that on
Wednesday night a colored man calling him
self Wiggins , went to the house of Robert
Williams , also colored , and a farmer , and
iisked for lodgings for the night. He was per
mitted to remain. He amused the family by
telling funny stories until nearly midnight ,
ivhen he drew a revolver and demanded Wil-
llums' money. Williams gave him $9.50. Wig
gins demanded more , and upon Williams' re
ply that he had no more , shot him twice fatal
ly , then shot and killed Williams' little boy
ind fired two shots ut Mrs. Williams , who ,
liowever , escaped. Wiggins fled and at last
iccounts had not been captured.
Win. Phillips was hanged at Fort Smith ,
Ark. , fortbo murder of Wm. Hill. Prcsldonl
Cleveland had commuted the sentences of tht
other four men to be executed at the same
time , which led Phlllfpa to expect a commu
tation of sentence. The United States mar
sbal received a telegram In the morning sayIng -
Ing Jho president declined to Interfere in the
Phillips' case. The accused strongly asserted
his innocence to the last and said Hill's son
Bob , who was at first arrested with him , did
the killing. "Although I am about to appeal
before Almighty God , " said the condemned
man , "I swear I am as Innocent of this crime
as an unborn babe. " Then ho marched to the
gallows and died repeating the Lord's prayer.
A dispatch to Renter's Telegram company
from Cairo says It Is believed General Wolselj1
will soon return to England.
Recruiting for the British navy continues
with much activity and the admiralty have In
vited the navy pensioners to volunteer. Ac
tive preparations for war arc making in all the
Australian colonies.
Lord Edmund Fitzmaurlce , under foreign
secretary , in answer to an interrogatory put
by Sir Stafford Northcote In the commons ,
said the government considered Pcnjdeh in
Afghanistan proper , but not far from the
Russian frontier.
It is stated that Turkey has positively as.
Biireil Russia that in the event of war no Eng
lish iron-clad will bo allowed to enter the
Black sea. Turkey has also declared that she
could make the Dardanelles impassable in a
few hours if necessary.
The emperors of Germany and Austria and
he czar of Russia are arranging for another
meeting to be held this spring. The place
chosen for meeting is the castle of a Galacian
nobleman in Anstria territory close to the
Russian frontier. It is understood that Em
peror William desires a yearly meeting of thid
kind as a means of preserving peace between
the three countries.
In the English cabinet council the Anglo-
Russian difficulty , it is said , was represented
to be as follows : England and Russia have
agreed upon a basis for the delineation of the
Afghan frontier , subject to a satisfactory ex
planation by Russia of the recent attack upon
the Afghans. According to this scheme it. is
said Pen jdch will be ceded to Russia , provided
the ameer consents.
General Komaroff has appointed a Russian
governor of Penjdch and has put Sarlk offi
ciaiS in charge who are Russian subjects.
Everybody in St. Petersburg is convinced
that if war breaks out the Russians will seize
Herat before the English can turn around.
"I have the best authority for stating' , " says
the London Times' correspondent , "General
Komaroff advanced with express orders from
the government of the Caucasus , and General
Komaroff's telegram to St. Petersburg ex
pressly stated this. "
Gladstone's hesitation over tbo Kushk river
affair emboldened Russia , who is now taking
a turn in demanding an explanation and with
drawals. The report is confirmed thatDc Giers
demanded an explanation of the presence of
Captain Yates of General Lumsden's staff at
the Kushk river battle of the part he is said
to have taken in provoking that enga.ement.
Special dispatches from St. Petersburg assert
Russia demanded the withdrawal of I.umsdcu
himself , on the ground of his pronounced
sympathy with the Afarhans in their hostility
towards Russia , but this statement is doubt
ful. The government H still Avrangling with
Turkey over the terms of the proposed Anglo
Turkish alliance.
Will the Differences Jlelicecn Enyland and
Itii.tsia Haveto be Adjusted by the Sword ?
London dispatch : The war oflice is over
whelmed with oilers of service sent in by the
army , militia and volunteer oilicers. The re
cruiting depots in London and the provinces
are daily besieged by men anxious to enter the
military sen-ice in view of the prospect of war
with Russia. Suitable applicants are being
accepted as rapidly as can be arranged. All
the admirals of the British rsavy have been
notified to hold themselves in readiness for
active service. A special injunction has been
sent by the admiralty to Vice Admiral Lord
Hayes , commauding the British squadron in
the Mediterranean , to hold himself and his
fleet ready for service. A very determined and
grave position has been assumed by the Eng
lish government toward lluss'a concerning tue
Pi'iijdeh incident. The ministrj- appears ,
have been coerced by the aggressiveness" of
public opinion into a' tardy but evidently de
termined attitude of pugnacity. At tirst Mr.
Gladstone satisfied himself with demanding ot
Russia an explanation of Gen. Komaroff's at
tack upon the Afghans. He felt sure , it is
stated , that Russia was sincerely desirous of
peace and would discountenance the action
of their commander. No matter bow
thoroughly he m'ght have represented
the bellicose policy ot the St. Petersburg war
party. But when the czar answered that he
would explain to England as foon as Gen.
Komaroff explained to him , the British pre
mier was forced to conclude that the czar was
trifling to gain time. To-day. th ( reforu. Earl
Granville , British foreign minister , advised
Baron De Stanl , Russlau ambassador to Lon
don , that the Brit'sh government had decided
that whatever the nature the Russian explana
tion or Gen. Komaroff's action might be ,
Great Britain would not allow any further dis
cussion of the delimitation of the Afghan
frontier to go on until the Russian troops have
been withdrawn from their p't sent outposta
in the disputed tenitory back to the positions
which they occupied at the time Englaud ap
pointed her part of the commission to adjust
the Afghan frontier. As this was nearly a
yearauo , and as almost all the Itussian ad
vance has been made in the interval , it is dif
ficult to believe that Russia will seriously at
tempt to reach an amicabl" understanding.
Count Yon Minister , German ambassador to
London , is snven as authority for a most
significant utterance on the part of the min
isters of the British covernment The Ger
man minister states that at a conference upon
the Afghan question held yjstenlay , Earl
Gianville declared that Englaud had declared
that it was impossible to consent to a continu
ance of diplomatic discussion with Russia un
less England was guaranteed security against
having'the results of the controversy imper
illed by cell sions on disputed frontier such
events as has occurn d on the Ktishk , England ,
Lord Granville said , must refuse to accept
Russia's assurance that she desires peace un
less the assurance was accompanied with the
withdrawal to a line drawn from Tcpi to Sarl-
Yasi. At the German and Russian embassy
here the opinion Is expressed that the dispute
between the czar and Great Btitain has actu
ally reached its final phase in diplomacy. M.
De Gierrs , Russian prime minister , through
Baron De Staal , has offered to abandon the
Russian proposal to extend the line of the de
batable zone proposed by England , so as to in
clude the Parnpamisous mountains , and recur
to the line suggested in the L''ssar proposals.
This offer on the part of the Russian premier ,
while apparently containing a concess on , is
consder--d ! to be really used to modifv the ef
fects of Gen. Komaroff's attack aud to give
Office Seeliers , be J'uticnt.
The civil service commission furnishes the
following for publication : We have informa
tion that in many of the states the number
applying to be examined is greatly in excess
ot what is needed to secure competent per
sons lor all vacancies likely to occur lor ut
least six monttis. While there will probably
be a consideraole number of removals vague
expectation of sweep ng chaoges , for mere
purpose of partizan patronage , does not seem
likely to be realized. Tlie commission does
not wish to be responsible for many disap
pointments which must follow the examina
tion of the needless number of icquestsloi
examination , which are most excessive in
.Mart-land. Virginia. Pennsylvania Onto. Illi-
no 5 * Indiana , Iowa , Kansas , Colorado and
Lai "fornia.
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Memorial Services at Hitrlnfjfleld , III. Tin
Address of Gen. John A. Luijan.
J Th following address was delivered by Gen
Logan at the memorial services held in houo
of Abraham Lincoln at Springfield , 111. , on thi
15th :
. On the 12th day of February , 6eraity-sl ;
years ago , In the midst of a hardy pioneer pte
pie Jn Harding county , Kentucky , a sou callee
Abraham was born unto Thomas aud Mur.i
Lincoln. A few years later this son Is foutu
with his parents in Indiana , where he labors
at farm work in assisting his fathen Then
was no opportunity offered him for receiv.'uj.
au education. Under the guidance of hi
mother , however , he was taught to read um
write. He was of studious habits , and care
fully read all the books he could borrow fron
the neighbors. "All that I am , or hop U
be , " he tald , "I owe to my angel mother. ' li
his 21st year ne Is located in Illinois , doiuj.
manual labor , though at times when he coul <
do so ne was always found with a Took Ii
hand , storing his mind with useful knowledge
He was a constant reader of the tiiblc , as wcl
, as Shakespeare's works , and from these he ac
.quired a better understaudiugof human actior
and that which inllucuces the minds of met
than all those who criticised hiu
as an uneducated man ever had tin
capacity to understand. He served ii
the Black Hawk war , afterwards several times
in our'state legislature , and one term iu cou-
grass , yet until 1S58 , when he joined in the do
'bate with the lamented Stephen A. Douglas ,
nothing seemed to afford an opportunity foi
him to prove to the country his great abil.tvat
a lawyer , statesman and debater , ns well as .1
man of thought , research , and ga at power oi
analysis. In that great deba'e he displays
such wonderful ability as to at once give him t
national reputation. "His great mind sccinct :
to unfold to his auditors , danger alter danger
that then menaced our beloved country. He
so held the mirror before the people that they
could plainly see the trouble that must come
in the future if the then policy should be per
sisted in. He forshadowed the disaster am !
suggested the way to avoid it. lie exhibited
clearly to the people that if the destruction ol
this Uniou must come we ourselves must be
the author , and finisher. His arguments were
convincing , his deductions and logic were ir
resistible. In all the speeches his basis was
the right against the wrong. He convinced
all who heard him that he was a man of gen
erous impulses and great kindness of heart.
He seemed to feel the wrongs of all the down
trodden aud oppressed humanity as his own.
The impression he left upon his hearers was
that he had dedicated himself to work in thtir
beliHlf. "When elected president of the Unite' ]
States he entered upon the duties of that oflice
with malice toward none , with charity for all ,
and although the circumstances were of the
most trying character that had ever sur
rounded any man in undertaking
to administer "the affairs of a nation , yet he
grasped a firm hold on the helm of the ship of
state and moved on calmly and coolly in the
performance of the arduous duties assigned
him. He met each condition of thinss as pre
sented to him. His great mind took in the
situation as it was developed. He proved him
self equal to any and all emergencies , and
while our country was passing through the
severest ordeal he kept apace with the advanc
ing sentiments of the people , neither going
ahead nor lagging behind , always taking ad
vantage of the proper moment to do the right
thing , as was exemplified by his proclamation
of emancipation giving freedom to au op
pressed race. He met all questions at an OJH
portune mo'iient , and seemed full of hope as
well as confident of the ultimate success and
complete restoration of the Union. Twenty
years ago to-day , early in his second term as
president , and "just as his proud anticipations
aud fondest hopes were being realized , he fell
at the baud of an assassin , a martyr to the
cause of human freedom. As the tallest oak
in the forest falls , causing the earth to trem
ble at the shock , so his fall caused the nation
to tremble. Stalwart men cried aloud and
wept , women wrung their hands and appealed
to heaven to know why this srreat wrong
should iave been permitted. Thus people
mourned and would not be comforted. All
civilized countries were saddened , deep gloom
covered the whole land , an J in grief and sorrow
we mourn him still. In"life this man
f taught a lesson that ought to be
taught the present and tuttire gen
erations which would be of more value
than gold that glistens. Coming from the
lower walks of life , without any of the advan
tages now within the reach of all , he struggled
through poverty along the rugged pathway of
life , overcoming all obstacles that opposed , un
til he attained the highest position among
men. His great heart and mind were bent in
doing good to his fellow man. Entirely ol > -
sorbed by his thought in favor of struggling
humanity he had no time to devote to the ac
cumulation of wealth. The bsnetits showered
upon oppressed man by his great ability and
kind heart , by far outrcached those which
could have been accomplished by the riches of
a Crresus. Wealth revels behind , while pov
erty follows us to the grave ; but the wealth
that leaves its last'nir Impression upon man
kind is that-store of kindness which fills tl e
human breast , and the great resources of a
giant , intense thought , and the good works
live on through time. Soletitbe with Abraham
Lincoln. He carved his own wnvup the stej s
of aindition's mused heights. He ascended to
the topmost round fame's ladder and from
thence stepped into the mansion on high pic-
pared for the good and true. If we could but
see him as his sainted spirit stands to-diy , not
in the blood-besmeared temple of human "bond
age , but radiant with the light ofliberty and
tue "Glory of God , " playing around him , with
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shattered "fetters andbro'ken chains at his feet ,
we would behold one of the noblest spirits that
ever passed through the pearly gates of the
New J. rttsalem into the presence of the great
white throne of our Heavenly Father.
A. Perilous Situation on the Iert , Tcrroriz-
itiif I'assetujers to a Ueyree JSonleriny on
The White Star steamer Germanic , Captain
Kennedy , which sailed from Queenstown for
New York a few days ago. returned to the
foruier place in a badly disabled condition.
Captain Kennedy reports that thestcumcren
countered a tenific tidal wave when two days
our. The wave , he says , was tremendous , and
so sudden was it coming that littie or nothing
could be done to ease or trim the vessel. It
looked for a time as though the steamer
would be engulied. The vessel's head was
turned straight toward the approaching
mountain of water , and when it finally struck
the shock caused the vessel to tremble from
stem to stern with such violence as to spring
nearly all of the plating. The bulkhead ot
the reading-room was stove in and tbe saloon
flooded. The boats and everything movable
on deck were torn from their lusteniugs. The
steamer was thrown on her beam endF. and
for awhile so violently did she lunjre Unit it
was thought she would purely go to the bet
tom. Tlie passengers were terrorized into a
state bordering on frenzy. The steamer was
finally righted and when the sea calmed some
what a thorough examination was made. It
was found tha , in addition to the stoving in
of the reading-room bulkhead , the fornunl
steering gear was so badly injured as to make
it useless as a means for further handling ttie
ship. The vessel was also badly sprung , and
the captain decided that it won I be perilous
to further cont'uue ' on his cours. . Therelore
he turned for Queenstown. Many of the
saloon passengers received severe bruises by
beiujf knocked about and struck with pieces
of furniture. One of the seamen was washed
overboard and drowned. The engines were
not injured in the Irost. The passengers are
fulsome in their praise of the captain's con
duct and the competent manner in which he
handled the steamer during the encouuter.
They euy iheirescanewas simply miraculous ,
and are e > f the belief that with a less
competent captain the vessel would have
surely foundeied. The Germanic landed her
mails and tweutv saloon passengers ; it
Queenstown and then proceeded on her re-
urn to Liverpool , where she will undergo
ecessary repairs.
Seven Jfeii Hurled Alice.
A special from Oscola , Michigan , says : A
horrible accident occurred here about four
o'clock to-day. While George Fulton. Joe
Biddle , Tom Mitchell , George Gordon , Frank
Maynurd and John Hartwick were clearing
the brick out of the smokestack of John
Gram's mill , the bottom tier gave way and
the six men were buried under fifty thousand
brick. Five were killed outrigiit and the
other was severely but not fatally hurt.
Particulars of the Hunting of Colon. erAs >
jlniealt A Scene of Rl t anil llluoilahed. , ' M
Advices by mail from Panama give the story
of the burning of Colon or Asplnwall as fol
lows :
A lawyer named Preston seized the opportu
nity of the absence of the prefect of Colon
with all the troops who had gone for the pur
pose of meeting General ZIpburu , who had at
tacked Panama , to seize the city of Colon. He
levied forced loans and collected a mixed
force , which caused much apprehension among
the merchants and citizens. On March 23 tLo
the Pacific Ma'l steamer Colon arrived with
arms and ammunition. Preston demanded
these munitions , and upon the refusal of th
demand by the Pacific -Mail otlicere , ho impris
oned them. He scut word to the commander
of the Galena that these prisoners would bo
released If the munitions were delivered to
him and they would be shot if the marines
were lauded. Commander Kuiic then took
charge of Colon In the name of the
United States. Preston subsequently had an
engagement outside the city the troops
from Panama and was defeated , the Pacific :
JIail oiliecrs escaping during the light. About
noon on the SOth men from Panama numberIng -
Ing some 120 advanced upon the town and a
heavy fire ensued. The scene in the town heir-
gars description. Bullets were Hying In all cll-
rtctious , and the terrified populac" , abandon
ing their homes and fortunes , w re seeking
safely in flight. Tiic town was entirely con
structed of wood , and the bullets passed
through the houses as if they had bccu card
board. When defeat became certain to Pres
ton the fires commenced. Many declare that
Preston personally fired the go vernmuit house ,
where the first fire originated. Preston is now
together with a companion a close. T rlsoner on
board the ( Jalsna. Directly one fife started a
dozen were set in different directions. A
strong wind was blowing , and a p. .demoulum
of fire , robbery , shooting and misery ensued.
All who , could , fled on board the ships. Few
saved anything , and thousands Hocked to the
new town lately built by the caual
company on the ground they have
formed at the entrance to the ca
nal. while others took refuge in a few houses
which remained standing ou the bcich. Tha
machine shop and round house of the latter
company were saved but an iinnicns quantity
of rolling stock was destroyed , together with
local merchandise and trausit cargoc3. The
United States marines and sailors are report
ed to have acted admirably. Troops from the
English euuboat Lilly were a'so landed and
assisted in keeping guard , but were with
drawn after the canal company had formed a
guard for the protection ot their houses and
property whicti had remained Intact. This
guard caught many plunderers , as did also
the men of the Gale'na. All caught red-hand
ed were iinmediatelv tried and on the follow
ing day shot. Fifty-eight persons , amoui ;
whom it Is belicv < .d were several hmocr-iit per
sons , were thus summarily dispatched. Dur
ing the L'gbt between the troops which wont
hence and Preston's people some twenty or
thirty were killed , while many more were
wounded. All these were burned during the
fire , and the charred remains of allyutcricmu-
bi'r the streets. Flames flashed through
houses , in hundreds of which pow der , alcohol ,
liquors aud general merchandise were stored
in immense quantities , and the frequent explo
sions from which added terror to thu scene.
The panic stricken populace were almost with
out provisions or water for two days. The
Panama Railroad Company's supcrinU-ntlent ,
Mr. G. A. Burt , and the dircct'ir-gcneral of the
Canal Company , Mr. Jules Dingier , have done
everything in their power to alleviate the mis
ery and d stress , aud vessels in the bay of all
nationalities were freely opened to "tho re
fugees. Whilst the troops recklcs'ly sent from
here by General Gonima to fight in the streets
of Colon were thus lending to the destruction
of that town , the streets of Panama were re-
souudiug with rifle shots. Conferences had
been held duriugthe previous days by the com
mission sent here to discuss matters'with Gen.
Aizpare. He , however , demanded the uncon
ditional surrender of Guiiima , which wn
finally accomplished after some further s
H'/itit the Commissioner of Ar/ririillure Says
Cancrrniny the 1'litijiiK.
An Associated Press reporter asked the
commissioner of agriculture' lor information
icspecting the outbreak of pleuro pneumo
nia iu Missouri. He Bald in reply that the
liscase had thus far been confined to a single
county , and mat the people ot the state were
icting energetically and intelligently for its
. radication. Their gieat dilliculty was the
ack of funds. He thought the legislature of
Missouri ought to be called together to make
more liberal provisions to m : ct this erner
? cncy , but there was doubt whether itmem
jers had been educated up to the point of
taking the only efficient means possible for
ho suppression of this scourge. It was , he
s-id. a fact that no outbreak of this disease ,
either in the United States or ai > roa-l , had ex er
jpcn suppressed without government aid.
The bureau of animal industry ot the depart
ment , wlnle rendering invaluable services ,
etill lacked the power under the former in-
terpremtioiis ot the law to take the s-tep'-
which experience proved to be the most ef-
'ective in case.s ol this kind. There was no
cnown way of suppressing pleuro pneumonia
but by killing eveiy animal which had been
either effected or exposed. Having been
tilled they should bo buried deeply ,
tides and all , for the disorder
was communicable after death. 'Jhe
original law establishing the bureau of am-
nal industry gives authnritv for the expendi-
ure ot"sucli portion of the annual nppropria-
ion as may be necessary for invest ( rations
uid quarantine , but does not in direct terms
authorize the expenditures of money to help
> ay for cattle to be tilled. Mr. Coleinan is ol
he opinion that inasmuch as death only
means disinfection where plctuo-pr.cumonia
s concerned , a fair interpretation of the law
vould sanction the expend.tureot" portion
ofv \ : appropriation for this purpose. He
ntend ; to lay the matter before Attorney-
jeneral Garland for an opinion. Tticinsid-
ous and alarming nature of the infection
van , lie said , illustrated l > y the origin of the-
jresent outbreak. A young bull was pur
chased in Ohio or Illinois and taken to Mis-
ouri. It was suggestcl as a pot-sibility at
he time of purchase that the animal ba < l
ieen exposed to plcuro-pneuuionia andTor
his reason it was quarantined thre-e months.
Tfier whicti it was allowed to run with u herd
Lelonginpto the insaue asylum. Almost im-
nediately the hcid became disinfected. The
entire herd has been slaughtered , about 1W
animals being killed , but the com in sooner
thinks many more should be fncrificcd. In
the expenditure , said the commissioner , or
§ .7 > .0 ( 0 now may save us nn epidemic which
will perhaps cos1' h.'t'f ' a million to suppress
twoor three weeks hence.
OneJlallot Jiojc Stolen Controls and Hrcouitti
.Voir in Order.
Chicago dispatch : The situation growing
out of the close municipal election contest in
this euy has been compl.cated by the theftot
the bitliot box of the third precinct of the
third ward. The box was stored in a livery
stable ou Twenty-aecon i strett , where the
balloting occurred , but the store rrom was
broken into and the box carried off. The
precinct returned .775 for Smith and 2W for
Harris .11 and the theft Is suppised to have
been lor the purpose of concealing some ir
regularities. The matter has been in ihe-
hands of detectives , and it is ru more J that
some of the uuilty parties are known. The
republicans have < 'ecided to contest Mr. Har
rison's ele. tion and Mr. Harrison declares he
himsell wishes a recount , and says he believes
the recount will increase his majority.
The fact of the robbery of the ballot bo.Y
natura ly occasioned great excitement In po
litical circles , in view of the recent exposure
of the Eighteenth ward frauds. Detectives
have been put upon the case imd the follow
ing facts appear to have been d.scovertd. A
coupe was enjruged by a saloon-keeper named
Connell. about lour o'clock thw morning , the
liriver beiug ordered to go to the corner of
? tate and ' 1 wenty-second streets and wait lor
i passenger , bhortly altcrward a man bear
ing what was undoubtedly a ballot , box ap
peared and entered t he coupe. He was driven
; o the corner of Halstead and Forty-first
jtreeis , where he entered a saioon and disapt
liearcd. No arrest * have been made. 'lh-
oss of tbe ballots seriously allecib there-ule
an the mayoralty and iroutii thicagcatteito
General Grant deeply regrets the fact that
ic is obliged to leave "his war memoirs in au
infinisbed state.
There are reported to be nearly or quite on
mndred farmers' alliances iu Dakota and.
core forming.
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