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VOL. * v "OMAHA , NEBRASKA , MONDAY , MAY 17 , 1880. NO. 283.
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The Ao ouniinent QueBtion
Pressed to Successful Con
clusion in the House.
Special dispatch to The Bee.
CHICAGO , Slay 15 4 p. m. The
Journal's Washington special'uiys
Ou the opeaihg cf the regular session
of the house to-day the contest was
renewed over the adjournment ques
tion. The house voted to.contider
the subject of adjournment 120 to
Fillibustarin ? wag then began by
Tucker , as loader of the tariff reform
er * , moving to l y the resolution pro
viding for adjournment , on the .table.
Strong efor's > TJ being made to
control the Gllibusten , but their real
strength will notbe developed till later
injthe day. . - -
By a vote of 125 tr 8 5 the house
agread to consider the adjournment
resolution. Ths motion to lay on
the table was defeated 123 to 85.
The previous question was demand
ed and seconded 106 to62 , and the
main question ordered. The resoln
tion wa finally adopted 121 to 90.
Immediately rfter the bousa had
adjourned on Saturdiy an announce
ment was made from ttiejchair's deck
that tbo democrat caucus called for
that evening had been poitponed until
further orders A few members who
were not patent when tha announce
ment was rnada and did not know of
the withdrawal of the cjllmet however.
They were all members who had voted
against the adjournment reiolutibn
and they resolved again that it was
not advisable to adjou'n on the 31st.
But the meeting waa in'no seno a
democrat'c CIULUS , aud its action is
Tery grfat'yTwpudiated by those -who
voted to adjourn. Jf a'raaolution had
not bjen adopted Saturday , it was in
tended to bold a caucus tint night and
pledge tha rarivi 'f passible , against
adjournment , but those who do not
want to adjourn on tbo day named
have not abandoned hdpa , notwith-
standiLg the , adc | > llon of tbo resolu
tion. They s y they are confident
that the senate vill not concur in it
for sorno timr. Whm in the senate
it will [ robatly , be referred to
the oinmittee on appropriation ? ,
for _ reaoluii ms for adjournment
ordinarily takes thit reference.
Sen-.t Dxrts ( W. - Va. ) ia the cnly
democrat on Jho cotcni"toe ! who is in
favor ef adjournment , and if.the resolution
elution shall .referred . . to them it
will be some'.time'before it will be re
ported back. But spirt fiom the de-
lire to get np moiBUioj of generalleg-
itlation , it is argued that on account
of legislatibn itwill be impossible to
get away at ifco time fixed in the reso
The senate has not shown any dis
position to hurry appropriation bills.
They have had thopojtoffice bill for a
week , and it will take several days to
pass it-if , the recommendation of the
committee striking out the houio pro-
Tito in relation to the "etar" mail
service is concurred in , as it
is bo'ieved it will be. There
will be a controversy between
the two houses which will take some
time to settle. The house has also
pitched a quarrel with tha senate by
reducing the salaries of senate em
ployees m tholegislative appropriation
bill. The sundry civil bill is yat to
be reported to the house. The bill
making n appropriation for the agri
cultural department has been reported ,
bnt that can bo disposed of in a day
There is the general deSciency bill ,
which will take np a good deal of
iim * . There is also a bill making ap
propriations for special deficiency
which must be disposed of before ad
journment. The military academy
bill is ttilljn conference , and no pros
pects yet of an arrangement. An at
tempt will be made to day to pass the
river and harbor bill under suiponsion
cf the rules.
THE POTOMAC POLL
Preparations for the Rowing
Match Between Hanlan
"Walking Matches and Base
THE COUIKO EOWINO MATCH.
Special DUpaich to The liee.
WASHINGTON , May 16,10 p. m.
The interest in the race is gaining dai
ly. Outside newspaper men begin to
put in appearance , and the number of
sportmbn largely increases.
lha riv r presented a lively acene on
Saturday and the carsraeinvere watch
ed closely by a'great many critical
eje . Ilanlan and Courtney ore both
looking better thin they hard been ,
but the latter has an anxious look
about the oyei and seems to be a little
overestimated. Whila out practicing
Saturday he was seized by severe
cramps in one of hislegs , which forced
him to give op the pull and made him
a little lame. He expects to be all
right agiin by Monday. He said Sat
urday : ' 'Isln.ll the row the race for
all I am worth , and if I am beaten it
will be became I * cannot help it. "
There is every reason to believe that
Hatilsnand Coustney will both come
to time on Wednesday and both will
row. Riley fs so ceitsin of it that he
has given up all hops of rowing in the
race aud has cased up considerably on
his training. Ho ttill ttya he is aai-
loui to row Hanlan and histalk means
a challenge to the winner of the race.
Hanhn is a'ill a slight favorite in the
betting , which is very Ifght
The O'Leary Match.
Sp cial DUpatch to The Be * .
CHICAGO , May 16 10 p. m. The
O'Leiry 72-hour walk closed at U
o'clock last night. Sherry made 347
miles and 15 laps , being the best on
reicrd by over 5 miles ; Olmstead , 337
miles 7 laps ; Catnpma , 327 miles 9
laps ; Crosiland , 315 ; Unknown , 3U5 ;
Caulin , 275. At the close the prizes
were presented , SLerry getting § 500
in gold , a § 200 sold watch , and for
beiting the beat time on record 550 in
ereanbaoki. Olnwtead. $600 in gold ;
Iq gold ; CrosiUnd ,
* , * * At'
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100 in 'gold ; Unknown , $50 ; Cau'in
two pain of walking shoes.
' Another-Walldng Match.
EpecUl Dispatch to tha Ike. J
' CIH'CISNATI , May 16 10 p. m.
At 11:30 a. m. to-day the go-as you
please pedestrian contest' in a _ largo
jjinopy prepared for the occasion , com-
"monced. Twenty entries bare been
ma4e , nd 'the race promises to ba the
most interesting evir held in Cincin
nati. Among the entries are severa
, well known pedestriius who hare done
. .base Ball.
Special dbpatcnes to The Bee.
The following games of baiebal _ !
ere pliyod May 15th :
* CurciKNATiThQ Cincinnati * were
defeated 'Saturday by the Cleveland *
in an 'equal contest. Cincinnati * 3 ,
ROCHESIJSR Rochestera 7 , Hamil
ton : ! 3.
WORCESTER Worcesters 5 , Bos
tons. 3. , v
PBOVIDEXCE Ttof s 6 , Providence 4.
CHICAGO Chicagos 6 , Buffalos 3.
WASHINGTON .Nationals 7 , Alba-
WAEPED VALUES. -
Review of the Commercial and
Financial Situation. '
Special Dispatch to Tai Bis.
EW YOKE , May 16 10 p. m.
during the past week there has be'en
a heavy shrinkage in values , not only
on Wall street , but all commercial ex
changes bare been full of Isme ducks.
The fact that great depreciation in tha
volume of bankers' accounts it is con-
idered remarkable that so few failures
lave taken place , although stock val
ues has fallen off from 10 to 14 per
cent , and meta's , craia , corn and pro
visions have netted lotEca to the hold
er. Better prices are anticipated in
.he near future , but the general be-
ief is that the markets will be dull ,
owing to the losses of speculative
mils. The presence of J. 0. Flood ,
of the bonanza firm of this city , was
uggcstive of rumors to the effect that
a new deal in California mining stocks
will be made in this market , dating
rom the opening of the new mining
> oard , which is mainly composed of
Jalifornians. They have refused to
lave anything to do with the old
mining board here , and it is reported
hat they are rapreseutiog California
and Colorado miuing stock * in order
o make a deal when they open the
lew board within a couple of weeks ,
t is said Flood has arranged for a
> onanza In Comatock stock.
A Bonanza for druggists' St. Ja
MARKETS BY TELEGRAPH.
Hew YorK Monev ana StocU
NEW YORK , May 17.
HONEY . &
PRIME MERCANTILE PAPER- .
RAILROAD BUNDS Active and Irregular.
GOVEENMENTS-Quiet but firm.
0. t ) . 6S ,
New4s . - 1074
U. B. New i per cent . . . Its
Rock It laid . 1ST
HJnos Central . . . . . .103
a B. 4Q . . . . U9
Nsv York Central- . 125
Lake Shore . 102
En . - . 31
Erie preferred. . . . . . . . . . 63
Northwestern . BO
North western prdeired
Bt. Paul preferred . -100
Wabaen , St. Louis and Pacific . 30 }
preferred . 68
Han8t. Jo . 2G
Han. A St. Jo , pfd . 63
Kansas 4 Texas. . . . . _ . . . . 80J
Union Pacific . . . 83
Central Pacific . 63 }
Northern Pacific . 22 }
do preferred . . 44f
Weatom Onion Tel3KTaph . . . 99 |
Pacific Mall . _ 32 }
U. P. Land Grants . 110
CHICAGO , May 15.
Wheat No. 2 , 3116 for cash ;
8110 Lid for May ; § 1 llj bid for
June ; $1 OG | bid fur Ju'y ' ; No. 3 ,
§ 1 09 ; No. 2 red winter. § 112.
Corn No. 2 and high mixed , 37c
bid for cash ; 27@27ic for May ; 36J ©
3Go for June ; 37c for August ; re
jected , 3635c.
Oats No. 2 , 31 @ 31c for cash ;
31 Jc for May ; 30gc for June ; 38gofor
July.Rye No. 2 , 83c for cash or May.
Barley No. 2 , 79@80c.
Pork S10 40 ® 10 50 for cash ;
S1042 @ 10 45 for June ; $10 62 $ @
10 55 for July ; S106710 _ 72J for
Lard 5U 906 92 $ fqr cash or
Juoe ; $ G 95 for July ; $7 00 for Aug
Bulk Meats Boxed shoulders ,
84 25 ; short ribs , § 6 40 ; short clear ,
Milwaukee Produce MarKet
MILVATJKEK , May 15.
Wheat No. 1 Milwaukee hard ,
81 17 $ ; No. 1 Milwaukee , § 1 16 ;
No , 2 do , § 111 ; May , 8111 ; June ,
81 10J ; July , 81 07J ; No. 3 Milwau
kee , 95o ; No. 4,90c ; rejected , 80c.
Corn No. 2 , 371o.
Oats No. 2 , 3lc.
Rye No. 1 , 83c.
Barley No. 2 fall , 70c.
CHICAGO , May 15.
Hogi Receipts , 15,000 head ; mar
ket steady and fairly active ; mixed
packing , ? 4 15@4 40 ; choice heavy ,
$4 504 65 ; light , 84 2004 55.
Cattle Receipt * , 1,800 head ; fairly
active trade and no quotable alter
ation ; shipping , $4 005 00 ; distil
lery steers , $ * 20@4 30 ; western cat
tle , 83 804 40 ; butchers' stock strong
and active at 82 C03 80 ; heifers ,
84 20 ; bulls , $2 603 00 ; stookers ,
83 00@3 80 ; active trade throughout
and all soldi
Sheep Receipts , 5,000 head ; mar
ket strong ; clipped , fair to good , 85 00
@ 5 60 ; ono lot of good 103 lbswooled ,
eold at 8G12J.
New York Produce.
NEW YOKE , May 15.
Wheat Ungraded red , 81151 32 ;
No. 3 red , 81 26 ; No. 4. 81331 33 $ ;
ungraded white , 81 24@125 ; No. 2
.white , 81 25 ; No. 1 do , 8116i@l " 27 $ ;
No. 2 red May , 8132J@1 33 .
Corn Ungraded , 51 < § 53o ; No. 3 ,
51c ; steamer , 51i@52c ; No. 2 , 62i
© 53c ; No. 2 white , 63i@54 c ; No. 2
May , 55 < § 55jc.
Oats Mixed western , 4344Jc ;
white 'western , 46J@50.
Pork New mess quoted at $1125.
_ Lard Dull ; prime steam , 8730 ,
. AMBITION'S YOKE *
The Movements and Mutterings
of "Presidential Candidates
During the Past Week
Significant Caucuses Held in
the "Whispering Gallery
of the Nation. "
Paralysis Playing Tag in the
Vicinity of Tilden's Heart
, of Steal .
Blaine and Lherman Unite
theirForces to Defeat the
Reports of Several Counties in
Nebraska Minor Notes.
Beview of the Past Week.
3pedal Diipatch to The Bee.
NfiwYoEK , May 16 10 p. m.
The city during the past week has
bsen the center of a great deal of po
litical caucusing , likely to have im
portant influence on the presidential
conventions. A number of conferen
ces were held with Samuel J. Tilden ,
and the presence of John Sherman
and James G. Blaine at the same time
is regarded as peculiarly significant by
politicians. Ihoio in a poUion tj
snow state with great positiveness
that Tilden will not run for the presi
dency on account of his health. His
physicians toll htm that the snxiely of
a presidential contest would be
3is affliction is paralysis , and treat
ment to preserve 1'fo is quietude
and absence of mental activity. It is
a peculisrity of this particular disease
hat itdoes notaffejt the mind. About
wo years ago Tilden took a courao of
Turkish baths , but without benefit.
.t ' is confidently stated , however , that
Cildjn proposes to remain a candidate
until after the nomination and then
will resign in favor of a candidate to
) o secretly agreed upon by the leaders
of the party. Tilden men allege
THE FEATJD CEY
will be of great use to the democracy ,
> ut would lose the point unless Tildon
was nominated by the convention , and
or personal reasons eubjequently de
cline the honor.
Justice Field la supposed to be the
choice of Tilden and his friends.
iVhateverdemocrat is selected will ,
under this arrangement , be compelled
o take care of Tilden's frieads if
elected. Randall is believed to have
a sura thing in the secretaryship of
he treasury should Field be the nom-
nee and elected. A curious rumor i
BEOABDING J01IN KELLY.
He has all along threatened to bolt
Klden's ncminstion and slid ho would
use his bsst efforts to defeat him and
waa substantially certain of alienating
; he electoral votes cf New York , New
Jersey , Connecticut and other states
where the Irish Catholic vote is a
srgo per centage. It isnow said that
folly has approached Grant managers
o organize a bolt from the republican
convention in case the ex-president is
overthrown , with Kelly as vice presi
dent on a ticket with Grant. Des
pite statements to the contrary the
act is that Kelly is eligible as he is
American born , being a native of the
L4th ward of this city , where he
earned a trade as brass finisher. His
parents were Irish Catholics.
AS TO THE BLAINE AND SHEKSIAN MEET
and the conference of friends in this
city , those supposed to be informed
say that the high contracting parties
lave united their forces to defeat
3rant as the common enemy. It is
claimed that Grant will lack one hun
dred rotes of a majority on the first
> allot. If the opposition to Grant
continues firm , it must be acknowl
edged that Grant managers have the
tower to make their own terms with
; hefriands of any other candidate.
3onkling will get a large complimen-
ary vote on his break from Grant ,
andConkling and his friends will be in
wsition to commit any possible repub-
ican administration to Conkling's pcr-
lonal fortunes. It is conceded that
iVaabburno would be an exceptionally
strong candidate with the people , but
hat the great railroad interests would
> e opposed to him because of his votes
n congress on the Pacific railway aub-
s not considered available as a candi-
late because of his advocacy of gold
mono-metalism and ultra-southern
peeches pending the civil war , and
opposition to internal improvements.
County Conventions ,
pedal Dispatch to Tns U .
MORRIS , III , May 16 10 p. m.
Srundy county republican conven-
ion Saturday voted on president
32 for Grant , 22 for Blaino.
pedkl Dispatch to The Bee.
STERLING , HI. , May 16 10 p. m.
All connfy conventions of the fifth
congressional district have been held
and delegates appointed to the re
publican state convention. The re
sult in Joe Davies county is 7 dele
gates uninstructed for Grant ; Stephen-
on county , 8 delegates instructed
or Grant ; Carroll county , 6 delegates
nstructed for Blaine ; Oglee county.
.0 delegates instructed for Blaine ;
Whiteside county , 10 delegates in
structed for "Washburne.
Fight Over Cook County , minds.
IpecUl I > lapatch to The Bee.
CHICAGO , May 17 1 a. m. The
irst large batch of delegates and re
porters left for Springfield on the 9
o'clock train last night. They will
arrive early in the morning and have
rwo whole days to vork for the state
convention on Wednesday. The Far-
well wing wai largely in the majority
on the train , their tactics evidently
> eing those of "the eariy bird , " etc.
[ hey argue that being first on the
Round , they will have thebest chance
to win over the country delegates as
hey straggle in. They still insist
that their delegates are the only legal
ones , and the state convention cannot
gat aronnd admitting then ! ' . Some of
he Grant men say they will insist on
their entire delegation of 92 being
seated , and have the best of assuran
ces that it will be done. Other * say
they will only ask their proportion as
accredited by the county primaries
It is reported that several personi
elected as Washburne "delegates wil
refuse to go to Springfield since he hai
so frequently declared positively that
he was not a candidate , but their pla
ce j will no doubt be speedily filled by
Grant cr Blaine delegates.
SOLID FOB ELAINE.
Full Returns from the State
The Score "of Columbus'wil
Stand HO , for-Grant , 223
for" Blaine' . "f "
And FortyJ for Washburne ,
Sherman and Edmunds.
OMAHA , May 17 , 6 a. m Full re
turns have been received from all the
counties except Platte , which will not
hold her convention until next Wed
The following exhibit , carefully
prepared from returns received by
mail and telegraph , shows the rela
tive strength of Grant and anti-Grant. .
It will bo seen that Grant's positive
strength in the state is less than one <
third of the convention.
Including the vets of Platta county
which h conceded to Blaine by all par
ties , there will be 263 delegates classed
a ? anti-Grant. Of these 223 are pro
nounced Blaine men and 40 for Wash
burne , Edmunds and Sherman :
Counties. Grant Antldrant
Burt 2 3
Butler 4 2
Custer 2 '
Cass . 10
Cheyenne - f. 3
Froniier . 1
Furnas : ' . . 9 - - ' 4
Greeley ' 2
Harlan 2' 4
Hitchcock _ . . > 2
Howard " * , , , / - 4
Hall ' . 7
Keith , 1
Keamey-i- . . . - - - * v4 5
Lancaster. . . ! : . 11 8
Red Willow 2
Sarpy 1 3
Saunders 4 6
Saline 1 ? 3 9
Wayne - 2
Total 110 267
Special Dispatch to Tin Bn.
BLAIR , May 16 , 10 p. m. The con
vention Saturday o'ected as delegates
to the slate convention Henry Sprick ,
S. B. Taylor , E , L. Adami , 0. 0.
Heck , A. Perkins , J. B. Kouney ,
Theo. Warrack , F. H. MatthewsoD ,
and J. B. Bailey solid for Blaine.
The following resolutions were unani
mously adopted : '
First That we , the republicans of
Washington county , in convention as
sembled , hereby express our entire
approbation of the course pursued by
Senator Saunders in his official capac
ity ; that we recognize in him a man
who for sterling integrity , political pu
rity and strength of character , and for
unswerving allegiance to principle and
ability has few equals aud no supe
Second That wo revert with pleas
ure to the past record and present po
litical status of James G. Blaine , and
in view of his many prominent quali
fications hrretofore , we would most
heartily approve of his nomination for
the high and responsible position of
president of the United States.
The delegation were instructed to
vote as a unit.
Special Dispatch to The Bn.
BLOOUINGTON , Neb. , May 16 10 p.
m. Franklin county instructed for
Blaine fifty to thirty. The delegates
elected are J. 0. Strafford , 0. H.
Hight , Jas. Greenwood , W. Robin
son , and S. W. Switzer.
Special dispatch to The Bre.
HARVARD , Neb. , May 16 10 p. m.
Clay county sends nineteen Blaine
delegates to the state convention.
- - LANCASTER COUNTY.
Special Dtepatch to TBI Bn.
LINCOLN , May 17 , 6 a m. The
convention refused to instruct for
Grant. Six delegates at Columbus
are known to be for Washburne and
two for Bliine.
LancUntr of a Cuban Expedition.
Special Dispatch to The Bee.
NEW YORK , May" 16 10 p. m.
The Unban revolutionary committee
of this city issued yesterday morning
from its office here an official an
nouncement of the landing of a liber
ating expedition , 800 strong , on the
south sida of the island of Cuba under
Gen. Garcia. They took a Isrge
quantity of arms and ammunition , an
assortment of torpedoes and explosive
material , consisting of dynamite , nit-
ro-glycarine , several kinds of blasting
powder and electric apparatus.
Funeral of Judge Church.
Special Dispatch to The Bee.
ALBANY , N. Y. , May 16 10 p. m.
The funeral service ! over the re
mains of Judge Church will be held
on Tuesday at 3 o'clock. A ipeclaj
train will leave Rochester at } o'clock.
THE DEAD LINE.
Crossed by a Band oi
. Venturous Miners in
Search of Wealth ,
And Their Mulitated Bodies
. _ Mark the Spot Where
They Last Camped.
The Outlawed Utes Add Another
to Their long List of
The Story of an Eye-Witness
of the Massacre of Seven
Five Hundred Mounted In
dians Make Short Work
of the Little Party.
A Long and Bloody War
The Latest Massacre.
Special Dispatch to The Be .
LKADVILLE , May 14 , 4 p. m. Fol
lowing is the story told by John Al-
lendorf to a reporter regarding the
terrible massacre of the prospectors
on the Ute reservation : "Seven weeks
ago , while at my home in Linn county ,
Kansas , I conceived ttio idea of or
ganizing an expedition to the Ute res-
ervation. I was not long in getting
together seventeen good , trusty
men , all of whom , like myself , had
been on the plains and in mountains
before. We determined to arm and
equip ourselves in the best manner ,
say no thing to anybody , cither in Kan
sas or Colorado , slip into the country
as quickly as possible , and
MAKL A THOROUGH SEARCH
For rich mineral we believed was there
to be found. Three weeks ago last
Monday we camped on the headwaters
of * tne Gunnison river , close to the
reservation line , and found rich pla
cers in one of the many small streams.
We at once took our pans and began
washing gravel , our earnings in this
way being' more than ten dollars per
day to the man. After three or four
days of this work we got our whip
sawa and cut timber for sluice-boxes.
We had been in the gulch ten days ,
when our boxes were finished , and we
l TBB FXB3T DAV' OT-H N UP
was nearly 82,000. From' this time
on we cleared from $3,000 to § 4,000
per day , and our good luck so encour
aged us that we kept putting in slui
ces , most of the party being engaged
in getting out lumber for them. Hav
ing seen no signs of Indians on our
trip or while at work , we naturally bean -
; an to grow somewhatcareleaB , and on
THAT FATAL MONDAY ,
which , 1 believe , was May 3 , our
party was widely ecattcred. Six had
TOUO across the low , divide which
separated us from another stream
nearly a mile , for gold ; the rest were
at work sluicing , and I was out with
my gun hunting deer. About three
o'clock in the afternoon I killed a fine
buck , and was hurrying toward it to
cut it * throat , whan I heard a volley
from the direction which the pros
pecting party had taken. I was some
what alarmed , and rushed up the
mountain to the head of the stream
on which we were mining.
A TERRIBLE BIGHT
met my gaze. Fully five hundred
mounted Indians were galloping down
upon my companions , and there was
no possible show for mo to warn or aid
; hem , as they were over half a mile
distant. I was compelled to witness
; he massacre , and waa so sorrow-
stricken by the sight that had an
[ ndian come upon me then he would
lave found me paralyzed with terror
and an easy victim. For tire hours or
more the red devils lingered at our
camp and amused themselves by
CUTTING TO PIECES THE BODIES
of my friends , destroying our outfit
and slirccs As night drew on the
Indians departed in groups until at
ast all were gone. I watched them
aa they rode several miles down the
valley , and when theyhad passed out
of sight I crept down to the ravaged
camp and looked over the bodies.
Every acrap of clothing , our blankets ,
etc. , had been burned , and I could
hid no memento to carry home
o their relatives and friends.
A few biscuit and some bacon which
lad been cast aside by the Indians ,
. ' placed in my bag with the intention
of striking out for home at once.
Although Ir thought not of the gold
till I chanced topass ) the spot where we
used to bury it every night , and saw
hat it had been
DUO UP AND CARRIED AWAY.
I at once started away , not daring
o remain longer or make any effort
to bury the dead. Since then I have
walked almost constantly , occasionally
resting a few hours in the night , but I
could not eleap. The first white man
! met was at Apointon , Eagle river ,
omo 30 miles below Red Cliff. He gave
mo food , and I told him my story , but
10 said I was crazy from exposure and
lardships , and would not believe it.
Tor this reason I have not told it to
any one since 'then. ' I am going to
> ed now , and shall take opiates until
sleep. In the morning I will stait
ast , and as soon as I have conveyed
he tad intelligence to the relatives cf
mycximradeB , I propose to organize a
band of avengers , and then return to
help wipe out the Utes.
THE If AMES OF THE MURDERED MEN
are Charles and John Andrews , Eilis
Morlan , James Henderson , John snd
Isaac Dittmere , Martin Fleming , Pe
ter Amberg , Fred and Louis Snell ,
Edward Mason , Phillip Jackson , Josiah -
siah Warner , Jesse , Jerry and Adam
Homar , and Julius Terry.
Telegrams received here to-day re
port men coming in from the reserva
tion to Lake City who report a party
of twenty-five prospectors were cor
ralled on the Ganniaon , and
TWELVE OF THEIR NUMBER KILLED.
This is supposed to be Bradbury's
party , which left Del Norte three
weeks'ago. Gen. McKenzie column
ia on the way to the scene of thu al
leged massacre. A letter from Sagu-
achesays that the Utes are reported to
have killed twelve miners , forty miles
west of that place.
TROOPS FROM FORT GARLAND
are on the way to that noint. Owing
to the terrible condition of the roads ,
it will be several days before this news
can be confirmed , and as yet all stories
are subject to doubt. But the feeling
here is that the Indians are making
preparations for the wsr-path , and
stirring news may be expected soon.
Gen. Grant Kescues Washburne
From the Attacks of
the "G-D. "
Grant on Waehburne.
peclal dispatch to The Bee.
CHICAGO , May 15 4 p. m. Here
is what General Grant telegraphed tea
a personal friend in this city in regard
to the accusation of the Grant machine
that Washburno was playing double :
"I regret very much hearing of the
attack of The Globe-Democrat on
Mr. Washburne. Mr. Wash
burno if , and has always
been , my friend , and that too
when his friendship was of inestim
able value to mo , I could never for
get it or be ungratefnl for it. "
The Destruction of Milton.
HAHRISBURQ , May 15,4 p. m. The
governor has issued a proclamation
calling for aid for the sufferers of Mil
Special BIpatch ta The Bee.
MILTON , Pa. , May 15 4 p. m.
Nearly 700 buildings were destroyed
by fire. One man was burned to
death and a lady frightened to death
by firo.The people arc entirely des
Special dispatch to The Bee.
NEW YORK , May 16 10 p. m.
The regular meeting of the Tammany
committee on organization was held
Saturday afternoon in the wigwam on
fourteenth street. Augustus Schell
presided. Kelly made appropriate
emarls in regard to the sudden de
mise of Chief Justice Sanford E.
Church. A committee was then ap
pointed , consisting of Messrs. Kelly ,
Dufrendorf aud Trappos , to draft such
resolutions of the feelings of the or
ganization in regard to the same.
St. Louis Produce.
ST. Louis , May 15.
Wheat Lower No. 2 red , ? 1 09i
@ 109 for cash ; $1101 08J for May ;
? 1 05@1 05J for June ; 94J@93gc for
July ; 91J@'Jlic for August ; No. 3 do ,
$1 05 bid.
Corn Lower ; 34c for cash ; 34o
rorMay ; 34c for June ; 34o for July.
Oats Lower ; 31o for , cash ; 30jc
Whisky § 1 07.
Pork Firm ; 310 52J@10 65.
Mr. Walker has refitted the Mc-
Cenzie Restaurant , corner Sixteenth
and Dodge , and spares no pains to
please his patrons. Good meals at
Go to C. B. DeGroat & Co. Nobby
Jhildren's Straws. a-m-w'f
All goods are as representedatFull-
riede's Boot and Shoo Store. Goods
exchanged or money returned. Prices
to suit all
VERMONT MAPLE SUGAR AT PONDT'S.
Ladies' low-cut Slippers and Tics at
very low prices. Try a pair.
Thirteenth and Douglas ata.
VERMONT MAPLE SUGAR AT PUNDT'S.
Nobbiest bats of the season , just re
ceived atC. B. DeAroat & Co.'s.
- - -
Col. R. H. Wilbur , at the Baptist
church this evening.
Water Icee , Ice Cream and Straw-
jerries at BETNDORFF & MAUSS * .
Travelers , stop at the Astor House ,
New York. 16dlm
VERMONT MAPLE suo4R AT PUNDT'S.
Crawford & Knapp's nobby , flexible
stiff hats give to tha head. For sale
only by C. B. DeGroat & Co.
- - -
G. W. Wertz , Dentist , ia extracting
; eeth , without pain , by the use of
nitrous oxide gas , at 1318 Farnham
street , Omaha. ml5-lw
Headquarters for Joe Schlitz's
Milwaukee beer at MERCHANTS' EX
CHANGE , N. E. Cor. 16th and Dodge.
The St. Louis Patent Winter Wheat
Flour , "Jack Frost , " is without doubt
the whitest flour made. To try it is
to use it. For sale in barrels and
sacks by Welahans & Bro. , 8th and
Everybody trades at Kurlz's.
THE CRIMPED CADET.
A Day of Great Sensations
in the West Point
Whittaker Remains Unshaken
Through Four Hours of
The Experts' Testimony Tends to
Convict the Cadet of Self-
Scorching Denunciation of the
Academy and its Inmates.
Special dispatch to The Bee.
WEST POINT , May 16 10 p. m ,
When Whittaker was called to the
witnesa stand Saturday , profound
stillness at once showed how eagerly
the large audience awaited the testi
mony. Ho was entirely self possessed ,
and indeed looked bold , almost de
fiant. He was on the guard from the
start , asking repeatedly to have the
question read over. The recorder
very generally lost temper while
Whittaker appeared to grow more
self-possessed. To many questions he
would reply that he may have done
this or that thing , or said things , to
which the recorder would blurt out ,
"You may have done a great many
things , or it might have been a good
many ways. " The recorder , how
ever , would keep him close to the
questions , after arousing Whittaker
to sharp replies. He said that before
coming to West Point he had heard of
the way in which colored cadets were
treated and the prospect , he said , was
not favorable. In some respects he
was batter treated than he had ex-
pocted. Ho was shown a book en
titled , "The Colored C det at West
Point , " written by second Lieutenant
Flipper , in which is a letter of Whit-
taker's , wherein ho states that his
treatment here was "Bully. " Wit
ness said that was a current statement
at the time. He thought that from
accounts that some colored cadets had
been treated wowe than ho wai.
The recorder asked if there had been
any in their orhis treatment that would
lead any sensible man to mutilate or
make himself sick. Whittaker replied ,
not if he was a man , He said when
he had reported wrongs done him they
were promptly redressed. He had no
clue to the perpetrators of the outrage
but ho now had some suspicion of
Cadets Blake and McDonald. He sus
pected Blake on account of the manner
in which Blake treated him a few days
before the outrage. He had put on
Blake's cap by mistake in coming out
of the academy and Blake was ex
ceedingly [ angry at it. Ho suspected
Blake because of the scornful manner
hi which Blake moved out of the way
ono day a liu came oat of the com
"Do you think , " he was asked , "wai
scorn sufficient to lead a man to .mu
tilate another and run the risk of be
ing dismissed from the army of the
United States and being confined in
the penitentiary ! "
"I do not ; a sensible man would not
do it ; " he replied , "but I know some
men could be debased and so bad that
they could baled to such an act. "
Whittaker said he did not entertain
those suspicions at the time of his first
examination. They wera an after
thought. Did not remember mention-
tioninghis suspicions to his counsel ,
Lieut * Knight. n-
The recorder showed Whittaker a
letter and asked him if it was hit writ
ing. Whittaker eaid he could not tell
till he read the Jotter , and he reached
for it. The recorder would not let
him have it , but asked , quite sharply ,
"You see this letter is that your
writing ] " Whittaker still refused to
say until he had examined it closely ,
and again reached out for the letter ,
when the recorder palled it back.
Then Lieutenant Knight stepped up
and took the letter from the recorder a
hand , and walking to Whittaker placed
it in his hands. Witness coolly read
it over , which required some time , as
it covered eight pages. The recorder
showed considerable uneasiness at this
performance , then came quite a dra
matic scene. Whittaker was asked
to read the letter aloud. The letter
was written to a friend in Now York
named Webster , two days after the
ontrage. In it the cadet said he felt
himself utterly friendless. Ho could
hardly have dreamed that same day
that the cadets would do him an in
jury. He referred to the outrage as
barbarous , and said as he thought of
it his anger even boiled within his
breast. He stated the circumstances
of the attack in detail , saying his in
juries muse be superficial , as they had
been termedby his enemies , bntwould
remain with him forever. It was not
the slight scratches he had received ,
but ontrage itself , that he cared for.
He spoke of it as an act so fiendish
and cowardly that savages would even
hang their heads with shame ; that it
was an act of spirits so cowardly and
base at wonld not be permitted in the
society of the lower regions. He said
it cast a beautiful reputation on one of
the highest schools in the land , and he
felt that the day of retribution must
come to his cowardly persecutors , and
expressed his faith in heaven. One
passage read : "And yet this is what I
have suffered at one of your schools ,
boasting of honorr , " etc. During the
reading of this letter a powerful si
lence overspread the whole court room
and as the cadet proceeded in his
reading he grew firm and strong in
voice , expressing in unmistakable
terms that he was profoundly moved.
Recorder Sears asked him how he
regarded and compared the statements
in the letter with the testimony hehad
recently given. Whittaker replied
that they were the utterances of his
heart , and he clung to them as tenaci
ously as when written. The recorder
asked if the marks on his ears re
mained , when Whittakor turned his
head to show the court that they were
marked. He was then questioned on
his former testimony , the manner of
questioning being sarcastic and quizzi-
crl at times , and the tone severe. He
was not materially shaken. He was
questioned as to how they mark hogs
down south and how negroes in South
Carolina were mutilated by the ku-
klux. In respect to the latter he said
he had heard of killing them , shooting
them , * burning them , etc. ; he had
heard of-cozes and lips being slit , or
ears cropped. He said he had written
two or three stories , but had not sent
them for publication ; had written two
love stories and had read some sensa
tional literature. When asked if he
considered himself to have a special
mission to perform for the serial liter
ature of his race more than for intelli
gent , educated men , he said that he
The former colored cadet , Flipper ,
had sent him a telegram stating that
McDonald might be concerned in the
outrage , bnt otherwise no names had
The recorder asked : "Now do you
justify yourself in coming into court
and bringing the names of these cadets
into disrepute ! "
Whittaker replied : "Yon aikedme
and I have a right to tell you. "
When asked whether ho still ad
hered to the statement that he knew
nothing of the note of warning , he re
plied he did' Then the recorder quick
ly asked , "Do/ou know that all of the
experts have agreed upon your hand
writing as the same , that wrote the
note of warning ! "
Whittaker turned very pale and tne
question fell [ like a bombshell in the
court room. Whittaker replied that
he did not Then came the question
that dwarfed all other question * . The
recorder said with icy calmness : "Are
you aware that the paper on which
the note of warning was written fits
exa'ctly to a portion of the piper on
which the unfinished letter to your
mother is written ! "
Whittakea seemed for a moment to
act .as though an electric lattery was
attached to him. He squirmed and
flushed. The recorder arose and read
the statement of Mr. Southworth ,
which created a profound sensation.
It appears that Whittaker's unGnished
letter was written on two half sheets
of paper , which appeared to ba tbo
same aheet torn in two. On examin
ation it was found they did meet ; but
the half sheet in the set of papers de
livered to Mr. Southworth for exam
ination it did match one way , and He
note of warning fitted at the other.
The statements of the experts were
read , all tending to show that WhitJa-
ker's handwriting was the same as the
note of warning.
President Mordecai asked Whitta
ker if ha thought any one would bo
friendly enough to warn him of the
impending danger and yet steal from
liia room some paper to write anote of
warning on. Whittakereaid he thought
itwas a part of the plot to make it ap
pear that he had concocted the whole
After four hours' ordeal Whittrker
[ eft the stand cool and unconcerned.
The court adjournnd to 5:30 : Monday
Proposals for Indian Supplies
pvEPAKTMENT OF THE KfTErJOR. Officn
JLof Indian Affairs , Washington , May 10 ,
Is80. S aled proposals. Indorsed Propesa-'s for
Beef , Eacon , Flour , Clothing , or TniuporUtion ,
&c. , ( as the care may bo , ) and directed to the
Commissioner f Indian Affairs , Nos. 05 and 67
Woosttr Street , New York , will be received un
til ll'A. U. o ( Moadiy , June Ttb.lSSO. for for-
ntahlng for the Iziisa sorrlca about 800,000 Ibs.
Bacon.40.000,000 pounds Beef on thehoor.12S.COO
ponniibtiES , 65,004 pounds Bikln ; Powder ,
2,3"0,000 pounds Corn , 383,000 pounds Codec ,
8,301,000 pound * Flour , 212,003 pounds Feed ,
SCOCOO pounJB Hard Brcad,75OCO pounds Horn-
Iny. gto > pounds L d. 1,650 barrcl of Mets
Fork , 233,000po ndi Rico , 11,200 ponnds Tot ,
72,900 pounds Tobacco , 1200,000 pound ] Salt ,
147,000 pounds Soap , 0,000 pounds Soda ,
800,000 pounda Sa ar , and 8J9.0CO pounds
AIip , Blankets , Woolen and Cotton Good' ,
( consisting In part of lick inf. 45.CCO yards ;
Standard Calico , SOO.OOT yrds ; Drilling18.000
yards ; Duck , 181,000 yards ; Deuiraj , 18.C30
yards ; Gingham. 60,000 yards : Kin ; ncky Jeans ,
26,000 ranis ; Satinett , 2,700 yards ; Brown
Sneetln ; , 213.000 yards ; Bleached Sheetinir ,
17,000 yards ; Hickory Shlrtln ? , 18,000 yards ;
Cilico Shirting , 6.COO yards ; Wlrscy , 850 yards : )
Clothinar. Groceries , Motions , Hardware , Med
ical Supplies , and a Ion ? list of miscellaneous
articles , suca as Wagoni , iltmrss.Hows , Bakes ,
Forks , Ac.
Also , Transportation for luch of the supplies ,
goods , and articles that may not ba contracted
tor to be delivered at the Aienciea.
BIDS MUST BK 3UDI OUT 09 GOVZ25XI3T
S.heilulcs showing the kinds and quantities of
subsistence supplies required for each Agency ,
and the kinds and quantities , in groes , of all
other goods and articles together with blank
proposals and forms for contract and bond.con-
ditlons to be observed by bidders , time and
place of delivery , terms of contract and pay
ment , traniportation routes , and all other nee-
ef sary Instructions will be furnished upon ap
plication to the Indian Office in Washington , or
Kos. 65 and 67 booster Street , New York ; to K ,
M. Kingsley , No. 30 Clinton Flace , New York ;
Wm. H. Lyon , No. 483 Broadway. New York ;
and to the Qommiagarlas of Subsistence , U. S.
A , at Chicago , Saint Louis , Saint Paul , Lear-
enworth , Omaha. Cheyenne , and Yankton , and
tha Postmtsterat Sioux City.
Bids will be opened at the hocr aud day above
itated , and bidders are invited to be present at
AH bids mutt hn accompanied by certified
checks upon some United States Depository or
Assistant Treasurer ; for at leait fire per cent of
the amount of tha proposal.
U. E. TROWBRIDQE ,
The Famous Seltzer Spring of
Germany in Every American
TARRANTS SSLTZtR APERIENT
Jased npon a scientific anal rail of this celebrated
German Spring , is its concentrated duplicate ,
with thirty to forty sparkling does In each bet
tle. Sold by Druggists the world OTcr.
AVER'S AGUE CURE
For the speedy relief of
ver and Ague , Intermittent Fever ,
Ague , Periodical or Billioua Fever ,
&c. , and Indeed all the Affections
which Arise From Malarious ,
Marsh or Miasmatic Poisons ,
Has been widely used daring the
to * twenty-fire years , in th
treatment of these distressing
diseases , and with such nnrary-
Ing success that it hag gained the
reputation cf being infallible.
The shakes , orchllls once broken
by it , do not return , until the disease is con
tracted again. This has made it an accepted
remedy , and trusted specific , for the Ferer and
Ague of the west , and the chiDs and ferers of
Ayert Ague Cure eradicates the noxlons pois
on from the system , and leares the patient as
well tr before the attack. It thorouzhlr expels
the disease , so that no Lirer complaints. Rheu
matism , Neuralgia , DyseiUry or Debility follow
.he cure. Indeed , whure Disorders of the Liver
and Bowels hare occurred from Miasmatic Pois
on , it remoTes the cause of them and they disap
pear. Not only is it an effectual ore , bnt , if
vaken occasionally by patients exposed to mil-
iria , it will expel the poison and protect them
xomattacx. Travelers and temporary residents
n Fever and Ague localities are thus enabled to
def r the disease. The General Debility which is
so apt to ensue from continued exposure to
Malaria and Mlasmahas no speedier remedy. _
LIVER COMPLAINTS ,
It Is an excellent remedy.
DR. J. O. ATBB & CO. ,
Lowell , Mass.
Practical and Analytical Chemists.
SOLD STALL- DRUGGISTS AND PEALEBS
IN 4EDTCI5E. ,
PEKIN DOTS ,
SATI1Y STRIPES ,
FUVCr SILKS ,
BLACKS etc. ,
than they were ever offered
DRESS GOODS DEP'T
Is Unsurpassed , containing all
Novelties of the Season ,
from the cheapest to the finest
OUR SILK DEPARTMENT
is now the most
Complete in the City.
Kemember we sell for
CASH ONLY , and by
so doing we undersell
L. B. WILLIAMS & SON ,
Leaders in Dry Geeds ,
1522 & 1525 Dodee Bfc.Cor. 15th.
J. I. NICHOLS & CO.
Cash Price List. .
10 Ibs Standard A Sugar $1 09
10It * extraClSu ar 1 00
11 B > s C Sugar 1 m
B B > s granulated Sugar 1 00
Sifts CutLoaf Suzar 1 00
3lba Powdered Sugar 1 M
6 Ibs good Rio Coffee 1 00
5 Its extra choice Rio CoffM 109
4 } tts Costa Rica Coffee 1 09
3tt > s very best OG Jara 1 00
31bsMoch 1 00
6 cans Peaches 1 09
10 Ibs Valencia Raisins 1 00
10 Ibs choice Prunes. . . . X 00
4 Ibs Pitted Cherries 1 00
10 Ibs Michigan JJried Apples 1 M
13Ibs dried Currants 1 00
20 bars White Rm iinSoap _ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 00
13 Ibs Procter & Gambles Soap 1 CO
16 Ibs Doblns Klectric Soap 1 M
17 Ibs choice Soda Crackers. . 1 09
17 Ibs choice Oyster Crackers 1 00
11 Ibs Oinnr Snaps 1 09
11 Ibs Oat Meal Cracker * 1 M
11 Ibs Boston Crackers 1 00
7 Ibs Jumbles 1 00
24 Ibs Beans 1 00
S5 Ibs Hominy 1 | 0
25 Ibs Oat Meal 100
13 Ibs S [ lit Peas 1 00
11 Ibs Carolina Rice. 1 M
Sfbs Tapioca 1 10
BIbsSago 1 00
Mlbs Barley 1 00
121tsMixcnBlrdS d 1 09
7 8-B > cans Standard Toma'oes 100 ,
92-lbcans Standard Tomatye * I 00
5 3-S > cans Peaches. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 01
8Z-B > can > Corn. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 00"
72causCherr'es 1 CO
6 2-ft cans Yarmouth Corn I'M
71-9 > caBsBarnhara&MorriIl. . . . I 00
JJlbsBiklnft Powder 1 01
Pure Maple Syrnp per gallon I 15
Amber White ; . . ; 70
Bnt New Orleans Syrup 70
Good New Orl.'ans Mob'ses < 15
NEW TIME TABLE
OMAHA AND FORT MAMA
iTaro OUIUJL UUTMIT.'OAt&i.
7:10 o'clock A. x. 10:00 o'clock xv.
3:00 : o'clock r. x. 639 o'clock rjc.
8.-00 o'clock r. x. 10.-CO o'clock rjc.
SUNDAYS , ETEBY TWO HOUBS.
Fare 25 Ceats ,
CHATTEL MORTGAGE SALE.
Wherets , on tha ICth day of Koreraber , JL D.
1379. Alfred Clark , cf tha city of Omaha. DotW-
las Courty , Nebraska , mada und sxecoted to S.
P. Rounds , of the city of Chicago , Cook couatr.
Illinois , a certain chattel acr gaga dated on Bald
date , to secure the pajwent of a certain promis
sory nota due and payable in four month * from
the 16th lay of September , A. D. 1379. w.ta Interest -
terest at feren per cent. , and on which th r te
now due and aning the sum of fiZS n IOC.
Now , by Tlrtno of the powjr of sale In said mort-
ga-a contained and lira , tha followiaf-da-
icribed personal property will ba sold at public
auction at the africaltorU warehouse of Daniel
L. Bnrr , at the comtr of Thirteenth and Lear-
enworth itreets , in tha city of Omaht , to-wit : A
lot of type , roles , e.ses , leads , slon > quoins.
chisel , comsosiog st.'cks , two racks , one ins :
stone , one mllinz rcxchlne , ooa poood iak.
eight brass-lined gal'eys. 100 adrerUslnir raJas ,
one lot of dashes , o ? so much thereof as may >
nececsiry to s tiify said mortweand altom y ;
fee of ten per c-n snd y * * * * .
W. A. FO5D1 , Attorney. ,
ACADEMY OF MUSIC I
NEW ORLEANS MINSTRELS
Saturday Eve , May 15th , 'SO.
Positively One Nlgkt
Prices reduced to (0 ctn's. So extra eii ars ]
for rtseiTe 1 teats. Tickets on tale at Bobas >
nann'j Jevrelry Store. t
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