Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, May 16, 1880, Morning Edition, Image 1
> z " = F " ff * , I l fltis"s : 3 if , 'HT JJ1AH . . < IV ; C- f. : ? Vj ' ' VOL. * v "OMAHA , NEBRASKA , MONDAY , MAY 17 , 1880. NO. 283. Established'1871. - . MORNING EDITION. Price Five Cents WASHESTGrTOlSF ? H ± ef + e * ? * * . m * - _ c * > + ? The Ao ouniinent QueBtion Pressed to Successful Con clusion in the House. ADJOURNMENT. 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 85. 7 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. BOGUS-DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS. 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 lution. SLOTHFUL SENATORS. 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 or two. 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 and Courtney. "Walking Matches and Base Ball. 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' ' \ S * - , ' 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 , ClovelancU.,5. 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- nys 2. 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 cobs Oil. MARKETS BY TELEGRAPH. Hew YorK Monev ana StocU NEW YORK , May 17. MONEY. HONEY . & PRIME MERCANTILE PAPER- . BONDS. RAILROAD BUNDS Active and Irregular. " OOVERKMEN18. GOVEENMENTS-Quiet but firm. 0. t ) . 6S , New4s . - 1074 U. B. New i per cent . . . Its STOCKS. 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 8t Paul 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 Cblcago Produce. 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. 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 August. Lard 5U 906 92 $ fqr cash or Juoe ; $ G 95 for July ; $7 00 for Aug ust. ust.Bulk Bulk Meats Boxed shoulders , 84 25 ; short ribs , § 6 40 ; short clear , $660. Whisky-Si 08. 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. CnicaKoIJve ScocEMarKet 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. Eggs lOQllc. Pork New mess quoted at $1125. _ Lard Dull ; prime steam , 8730 , . AMBITION'S YOKE * fi 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 Common Enemy. 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 SURE DEATH. 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 afloat 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 INGS , 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- Idies. BAYABD 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. Illinois. 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 of Nebraska. 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 nesday morning. 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 Adams 11 Antelope S Boone 4 Burt 2 3 Buffalo 7 Butler 4 2 Cedar 2 Clay 19 Colfax 5 Cuming 3 Custer 2 ' Cass . 10 Cheyenne - f. 3 Dakota 3 Dawson 3 Dixon 4 Dodge 8 Douglas 17 Franklin 5 Froniier . 1 Furnas : ' . . 9 - - ' 4 Filhnorc 10 Gage 0 Gosper 2 Greeley ' 2 Hamilton G- Harlan 2' 4 Hitchcock _ . . > 2 Howard " * , , , / - 4 Holt 3 Hall ' . 7 Jefferson Johnson. 7 Knox 4 Keith , 1 Keamey-i- . . . - - - * v4 5 Lancaster. . . ! : . 11 8 Lincoln 3 Madison 4 Merrick 6 Nonce 1 Nemaha 9 Nuckolls 4 Otoe It Pierce 1 Polk 7 Pawnee 8 Phelpa 3 Red Willow 2 Richardson 11 Sarpy 1 3 Saunders 4 6 Seward 7 Sherman 3 Stanton 2 Saline 1 ? 3 9 Thayer 6 Valley 3 Washington 9 Wayne - 2 Webster 9 York 9 Total 110 267 Nebraska , WASHINGTON COUNTY. 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 riors. 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. FRANKLIN COUNTY. 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. CLAY COUNTY. 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 Bloody Deeds. * The Story of an Eye-Witness of the Massacre of Seven teen Prospectors. Five Hundred Mounted In dians Make Short Work of the Little Party. A Long and Bloody War Expected. 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 began sluicing. 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. DOMESTIC DOINGS. 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 ton. 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 titute. Tammany Weeps. 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 'or June. Bye 90c. 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 ow prices. 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. Fullriede Sells 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. s-m-w-f - - - 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. s-m-w-f - - - 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 Farnham. Everybody trades at Kurlz's. THE CRIMPED CADET. A Day of Great Sensations in the West Point Examination. Whittaker Remains Unshaken Through Four Hours of Severe Questioning. The Experts' Testimony Tends to Convict the Cadet of Self- Mutilation. 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 missary offica. "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 had not. The former colored cadet , Flipper , had sent him a telegram stating that McDonald might be concerned in the outrage , bnt otherwise no names had been suggested. 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 scheme. After four hours' ordeal Whittrker [ eft the stand cool and unconcerned. The court adjournnd to 5:30 : Monday afternoon. Proposals for Indian Supplies and Transportation. 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 Wheat. 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 BLAXKS. 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 the opening. CnnrnD CHICKS. 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 , Commissioner. The Famous Seltzer Spring of Germany in Every American Home ! 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. mUcodawJw AVER'S AGUE CURE For the speedy relief of ver and Ague , Intermittent Fever , Chill FeverRemittentFeverDumb 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 the south. 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. _ for LIVER COMPLAINTS , It Is an excellent remedy. PREPABEDBY DR. J. O. ATBB & CO. , Lowell , Mass. Practical and Analytical Chemists. SOLD STALL- DRUGGISTS AND PEALEBS IN 4EDTCI5E. , DRY GOODS. STJjtsT -AJSTD PARASOLS ! y LAEG-E ASSORTMENT Z3ST PEKIN DOTS , SATI1Y STRIPES , BROCADES , FUVCr SILKS , BLACKS etc. , -A.T LOWER PRICES than they were ever offered before. DRESS GOODS DEP'T Is Unsurpassed , containing all the Novelties of the Season , from the cheapest to the finest Dress Fabrics made. OUR SILK DEPARTMENT is now the most Complete in the City. Kemember we sell for CASH ONLY , and by so doing we undersell EVERYBODY ELSE. L. B. WILLIAMS & SON , Leaders in Dry Geeds , 1522 & 1525 Dodee Bfc.Cor. 15th. J. I. NICHOLS & CO. Successors to E. FEARON. 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 or THI OMAHA AND FORT MAMA OMNIBUS LINE. 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 Webb's 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 .3 ; .