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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE
ELEVENTH YEAR OMAHA , EKTDAY MOENLNG , DECEMBER 0 , 1881 , NO. 145
\ THE NATIONAL CAPITAL ,
.Yesterday's Proceedings iu the
First Bill Passed dives the
Franking Privilege to
' VPro'posed Changes in the Oabi-
not the Prevailing Sub
ject of Rumor.
Senate Coma : it too Chairman-
( .ship Still in Unsettled
i IMlsoelliuieoni Note * from the Na
I'llOCKEDISOS IN THK SBVATH. '
WASIIINOTON , December 8. On
motion of Mr. Cameron , the senate
voted to adjourn to next Monday nt
the close ot to-day's session.
Ptiiidleton introduced a bill to pro
vide seats on tiio floor of the senate
for the executive ollicors of the senate -
ate and house , and moved its reference -
once to a select committee of ton.
Carried. " ,
, Vest's bill to.-mako wives witnesses
in' cases ot bigamy in the territories
was referred. 1
Mixey's b'ill tfo regulate th'o salaries
of 'parsons iu tho" railway miiil service
Davis' ( of W Va. ) bill to relieve
the treasurer from certain amounts
now charged to him as loaned' ' to the
atutos'is intended to make formal the
donations to states made in IS.'lti.
At 12:50 : o'clock Mr. Merrill called
up his bill for a tariff commission and
proceeded to address thereon. Ho
said that yesterday ho was so dis
couraged by the avaluhcho of bills in
tended to draw money from the treas
ury that ho began to think that in
stead of rbduciug the duties they
should devote their attention to the
modes of raising more rovnucs , but
on reflecting that out of over 10-
000 .bills introduced at the
last session only from , (100 to
700 became a law , ho felt
encouraged to go on. At the conclu
sion of Merrill's speech , which occu
pied two hours and a half and waa
devoted to the advocacy of a protec
tive tariff , Mr. Garland obtained the
floor to speak upon his tariff commis
sion bill. Ho , however , yielded to a
motion to adjourn , pending which ho
introduced a bill which provided for
filling the office of president in thu
event , of death or disability of the
president nud rice-president on which
iho will speak hereafter.
* ' ' "VorrIie"eT"lnlroau'ce'd a re&olutidn
referring s6 much of the president's '
message as related to the silver ques
tion to the finance committee , as a
text for a speech on that subject.
Ferry , from the committee on post-
offices and post roods , submitted a
The Ingalls' bill extending the frank-
iug privilege to Lucrotia II. Garfield ,
was unanimously passed , the first bill
to pass the senate in this congress.
The president pro torn. , in a brief
speech , complimented Assistant S er
go it-nt- Arms Isaac Baasott , oa the
completion of his fiftieth year of ser
vice in the senate , wishing him health
and happiness , and at 3:120 : p. in. the
aanato adjourned to Monday.
BKPPHLICAN HKXATOU FKOM VIIKIIXIA.
WASHINGTON } December 8. A
committee of eight , including the
New England senators and Congress-
Paul and Fulkorson ( of Virginia )
have called on the president in rela
tion to the election of a senator in
Virginia on the twentieth , and asked
if the present use of his name
in Richmond in favor of the readjust-
-era" candidate instead of a re
publican is by authority , and
old that Malionu was helping the
movement. Arthur showed perfect
familiarity with Virginia politics , said
ho thought the republicans were
entitled to a senator und thought
'Mahone would support a republican
candidate. Thu committee sent a
special messenger to Richmond to con
voy the words of the president to Ma-
hone. Paul and Fulkorson insist that the
logic of the recent campaign in Vir
ginia is tha * Lieutenant Governor-
Elect John F. Lewis , republican , is
entitled to ba elected senator and that
-the consideration promised the repub
licans for joining the roadjiutors was
ihoy should have the senator.
, HUNT ,
It is now said : that a change will
eon bo inudo in the head of the navy
department. Rumor gives the place
to Boutwcll , and in the light of this
report the fact that Hunt and Bout
wcll were closeted yesterday for two
hours at the deportment is looked
upon as significant ,
ADDITIONAL I'OSTAL FACILITIM.
The president has signed a postal
convention for the exchange of money
orders botweou the United States and
the colony of Now Zealand ; also one
between the United States and the
colony of Now South Wales. Both
conventions take effect January 1 ,
TUB ODJKCTIONTO MILLKU AND J-Al'ICAM.
The committee on privileges and
elections this morning considered the
objecting memorials in regard to the
election of the Now York senators ,
but arrived at no conclusion ,
WHITE HOCBK GMLLKIW.
There were two hundred callers at
the White House to-day , none of
whom were denied admittance.
Among the number were Senator *
Cameron , Platt , Logan , Windom ,
Garland , Miller , Harriiou , Walker ,
Aldrich and Beck , and a number of
members of the house.
The impression prevails hero that
Secretary' ' "of tho. Interior Kirk-
wood will ix tain his position in the
cabinet , received now force by the die-
covory to-day , when it waa announced
that Kirkwood had ronowcd the lease
upon hin house for n year , thai fact
having been accepted in conclusive
pvidcnco that ho wilt remain where ha
The fight for the position of govern
ment printer continuesrwith unabated
vigor on the parl of Do Frees , pres
ent incumbent , and Col. E. W. Oys
ter , latu of the Record department in
the government oflicu. Friends of
Colonel Oyster Kay that the Pennsyl
vania delegation called , on the prcii-
dent i n his interest.
TIIR INABILITY , KTC. , HILL.
Senator Garland's bill relative to
filling the oflico of president inthu
event of the death , resignation , re
moval or inability of the prcstdimt
and vice president , provide * thnt the
duties shall bo 'for the time being , as
provided for by the constitution , hu
discharged by the secretary of state ,
and in 'case of his , etc. , by r.ho
secretary of the treasury , and in the
event of hia death , etc. , by the sec
retary ot war.
The ca.se of the New York senators
was not disposed ol by the committee
on privileges and elections this morn
ing and an ordurwas made in the son-
ut'o during the session to refer the 'ad
ditional papers > n file to the commit-
Petitions for legislation n ninst dis
criminations by railroads , were
presented in the senate to-day by the
chair and by Senivtprs Ingalls , Harri
son" , Vest arid.'Cote. .
Messrs. Hour. Allison , Edmunds ,
Plumb , Hill , Uoko and , Windom , of
the sub-committee of , the republican
caucus committee held a mooting of
over three hours' duration after- ad
journment to-day to consider the re
organization of the republican element
of the standing and select committee ? .
There nro , including Mahone , 39
senators and. but IK ! committee
chairmanships t6 bodistributcd among
them. Changes wliich have occurred
since last organized , Edmunds has two
important committees -judiciary and
foreign rolatidnsj McMillan Com
merce and revision of la.WB . , and Rol
lins public buildings and grounds
and enrolled bills. White , McDill ,
Miller , ( of California , ) Van Wyck ,
Sowcll , Miller , ' ( of 'Now York , ) Lap-
ham , Aldrich and Windom have noup.
The last four are juniors coming in
since the beginning of the session
and under the practice of the senate
the committees go to the older sena
tors. It is understood to assist in
harmonizing matters , Allison , who is
chairman of the appropriation committee -
mittoo , volunteered to * surrender hie
place on the iinanco to Windom , The
democrats may wish to make some
changes on theit'ttldo of the house. "
will adjourn to Tuesday soon after
coming together to-morrow.
The treasury department has re
ceived notice that a ? 5 counterfeit note
on the Boylston National bank o !
Boston is in circulation. Tim face of
the note IB good , and the pink seal
aud figures excellent , but the green
border and the ends on the back arc
badly engraved. The state arms and
eaalo in the right oval are badly en
A pen made counterfeit of a $1 sil
ver certificate is also afloat.
The secretary , ! of 'tho ' trcasnry has
already authorized assistant treasurer
at Now York to redeem five million of
bonds of the 100'tli call in each week
until further orders beginning
with Wednesday next , and to pay in
terest on bonds to maturity January
29 , 1882.
The director of the mint has caused
examination to bo nmdo ot accounts
of the United States coinage at the
mints from July 1st , 1878 , to Juno
aOth , 1881 , to ascertain * the exact
amount and cost of silver purchased
by the government and the profits on
coinage of silver. During the three
fiscal years named the profits have
been 89,752,210. 5-t , which with profits
on hand at the mints July 1st , 1878 ,
( $424,720.47) ) and $4,500 W ) profits
on trade dollars and surplus
bullion credited to the same ac
count made a total of § 10,182,400.30 ;
of this amount 8774,374.81 have boon
deposited in the treasury , 8221,124.78
paid for expenses of distribution , and
884,351.29 paid for mortgage and
losses by the sale of swoops ; leaving
in the mints July , 1 , 1881 , $1,101-
645 43 , which was verified by actual
count on the 30th of Juno lost by rep
resentatives from the treasury depart
National B MO Ball Leagn * .
Nrtooki AwodUod Vnm.
CHICAGO , December 8. At the
meeting of the base ball league , the
following amendments and rules were
That only one league alliance club
shall bo allowed in ono city , and
league clubs are prohibited from
playing any other than league clubs in
cities whore one is located. A now
rule was adopted requiring that a
playeis' bench with hat racks at each
end bo furnished. New rule 40 was
amended so that in case of
accident to a player time
shall not bo called until the ball beheld
held by the pitcher. Now rule 50
woe amended BO that in case of col
lision between a base runner and a
fielder the umpire shall decide which
fielder was entitled to the ball. Now
rule G9 wasadoptod giving jurisdiction
to umpires , not subject to appeal , to
impose penalties for auch offences as
loafing , not taking their places in the
field and pushing or interfering with
A resolution passed authorizing the
president to reconvene the meeting
April 1st , 1882.
The following umpires were oloctcd
for the season of 1882 : Charles Mad-
dock , Cleveland ; John Kelly , New
York ; James Quian , Cambridgeport ,
Mass. ; Uiohnrd IVarco , Brooklyn ;
Donovan , Boston ; Richard lliulmin ,
Troy : Joseph UimnigAii , Now York ;
Charles Briard , Lawroiiaobunf , New
York ; William McLean , Philadelphia ;
William Bernie , Brooklyn ; William
ITamcs , Lowell , Mass. ; John Dailey ,
Brooklyn , and Nickornon and Cross ,
Providence , R. I. Completion of the
staff umpires waa deferred until the
Ilotchkiifl , Ilulburt and Winship
were appointed a committee to adopt
uniforms for clubs.
A committee cpnsifttiiig of Hurlbnl
nnd Sedan wan directed to prepare n
schedule for 1882 ,
It was decided to hold the next an
nual mooting at the Dorranco House ,
Providence , IU I.
The meeting will reconvene tomorrow
row at 10 o'clock.
Bonril of Trade Bauqnot-
SHvi ] 1 IH.'iwU-h to Tim Una
PLATTSMOUTH , Neb , , December 8.
The grand banquet given by tin
board of trade , of this city , to-night
is just over , and was a brilliant ani
successful affair , which would have
done , credit to a city ton times the sizi
of Plattsmoutb. About three hundred
drod guests sat down to n regal sup
per at the Perkins house , the gucsti
including Governor Nanco , SocroUrj
Alexander , Judge Dundy and fedora
officers , members of the bar of Oinalu
and Lincoln and representatives of tin
press , includipi ; the editors of ever }
paper in Omaha. Numerous ( toasts
were happily responded to.
The board organized two years ago
with D. H. Wheeler president ant
J. B. Stode secretary. It was at
event in the history of th'o town
which is now assuming metropolitai
airs and nppoaraucc.1.
National AssoclaUxl 1'rcs.v
BOSTON , M.ISS. , December 8. J
curious and unexpected result of tin
now system of gold transaction be
tween Boston banks has just come tc
light. Until within three weeks thi
Merchants' bank acted as repository
for all others and transactions were
carried on by means of certificates ,
but at that time the Merchants' bank
decided to refuse to longer assume tin
risk of storing $7,000,000 of gold ii
its vaults , and as no other bank wai
willing to undertake the task the sys
torn was given up and all transaction !
since hvo been effected by carryinj
coin from bank to bank. It has beet
found that this transportation of coil
is gradually reducing its weight ant
that if the practice is continued the
gold will within less than a monll
cease to bo legal tender. It is fount
that the average weekly dopreciatioi
of the 87,000,000 is 830 , or at tin
rate of $15,000 per year.
John W. Forney Dying.
National A socUtcd I'rcjs.
PHILADELPHIA , DocemberS. lion
John W. Forney , who has for the
past four days been confined to hi :
mansion in Washington squnro witl
B right's disease of the kidneys , wui
pronounced by his physician at 1 (
o'clock to-day to be at the point o
WAHHINOTON , December 8. Ex
Speaker Randall has been sumiuonci
to his death bed to receive some per
sonal communications which the jour
naliat has expressed a wish to make t <
him. Mr. Randall has gone on :
National A--WOI iatod Press.
Nr.w YOKK , December 8. Sailed
The Doviana for Glasgow , the Celtii
Arrived The Doruytor from Ant
LONIION , December 8. Arrived
The Victoria from Now York.
Sailed The Denmark for Now
LivisurooL , December 8. Arrived
The Pennsylvania from Philadel
QuKKN.STOWTf , December 8. Sailed
-Tho Adriatic fiom Now York.
Mode nu Assignment-
National Associated i'rtss.
CINCINNATI , December 8. Jmiiot
S. Burdsall , proprietor of ono of thu
largest wholesale drug houses in tin
city , has made an assignment for the
benefit of creditors. Liabilities and
assets are unknown , but it is believed
that the failure , however , is an exceptionably -
tionably honorable ono.
National Bate Ball
Natlonil AJiuoclated Press.
CHICAGO , Decembers. The morn
ing's session of the national base ball
league waa occupied by a discussion ol
the amendments to rules of the game.
It is probable the meeting will continuo -
tinuo over until Saturday.
National Associated Frew.
NKW YOKK , December 8. Ex-
Chief Justice Barbour , of the su <
conrt , state of Now York ,
ied suddenly to-day of heart disease ,
Undoubtedly the best shirt in the
United States is manufactured at the
Omaha Shirt Factory. The superior
ity of material and workmanship , com
bined with their great improvements
that is , reinforced fronts , reinforced
backs and reinforced sleeves make
their skirts the most durable and best
fitting garment of thu kind over man
ufactured at the moderate price of
$1.50. Every shirt not our make is
guaranteed first clnss , and wo will re
fund the money if found necessary.
Wo make a specialty of all wool
Shaker and Canton flannel , also cho-
mois underwear , made up with u view
to comfort , warmth and durability.
To invalids and weak-lunged persona
wo offer special inducements in thu
manner those goods are mudo for their
PH. GorruHiHKK ,
I i 1207 F mh Ti
THE ASSASSIN'S ' TRIAL.
Ooiitinuation of the Testimony
in Belmttal ,
Much of Which la Objeotod to
by the Prisoner nnd
Guitenu Takes OflbnBo at Hie
Brother and Goes
Donioustrationo oJ1 Applause iu
in the Court > No\v Bohi
An a Yonnn Bfnn Jfcunil Out You-
tovdny When I'lrnd-
_ _ n fr ,
X llonal Amocmted Prow. *
TESTIMONY IS KKlll'TTAI. .
WAHIUNOTON , D. 0. ' , DecuiuburS. <
Thrro was an unusual crowd attend
ing court this morning. As thu prisoner -
onor cumo in and thttf hnndciitN won
taken oil' , hu * aid : MA crank in Chicago
cage says I tnku wilhThim in regard tc
tins caso. I don't know the man and
the statement is fatso. ! '
Mrs. Julia M. NVilson , nicco ol
Abraham Guitoau , "jirho resides nt
Lcadvillo , was the Brat witness for the
prosecution , She staled her niothoi
nuvor showed nny signs of insanity.
One of her sisters was operated on by
a mesmerist in Ann Arbor , Michigan ,
and was BO much und r the iutluenct
that-any ono could operate upon her.
The witness could snip her on tin
street by simply hold ng up her fin
gers. . i
One of the jurors ( tiio colored man ]
complained of indisposition at thu
point and retired to consult a physi
cian. | i
Witness continuing , said : Possi
bly some unmannered boy called hei
sister. "Foolish Abboy. She nevei
saw any irrational conduct on thti
part of her mother up to the time ol
the death. Ono of her swim's was in
an insane asylum in Michigan. Hei
father was afilictod with softening of
the brain bcforo ho diod.
The pritonor was unusually quiet
during this\tfcstiinony \ , only interrupt
ing Judge Porter once when ho was
referred to as a criminal "that word
does not apply to mo ; I am no crim
inal. I was inspired by God to re
move President Garfiold. "
During the cross"- examination by
Scovillo , the witness said she did not
remember that her mother had any
objection to going i\p"stairs \ during thi
latter part of her lifoj-
John W. Guitoau ih'fected to "lug-
ing in parsons" who had no blood re
lation to the prisoner >
* Scovillesaid'hoob ' strenuously -
ly to John W. Guitoau interrupting
the proceedings with a view to show
there was no insanity.
The prisoner got excited , and jnmp
ing up and pounding the table , exclaimed
claimed : " 1 take thu same view. ]
wish John W. Guiteau would go bacl
to Boston. Ho has entered into thii
case to gain a little notoriety. Hi
has been n nuiimnco during the wholi
trial , lie in not of the counsel anc
has no business to open his head here ,
He prcanuu'B on the fact that ho is ol
the same name to make himself coiv
spicuous here. "
The prisoner's brother paid no at
tention to his harangue.
Geo. 0. May nurd testified ho hat
known tiio family of the tiruviout
witness for years and hud nevei
heard of any member being iimnu
After recess , Frank B.irtlutl testi
fied ho know A ! r. a"d Mrs. Scovilk
and the prisoner.
Prisoner The only thing aboul
this is the witness met ma in thu sum
mer of 187(5 ( at .Scovillo'fl place. It
cost the government two hundred
dollars to bring thin witness here and
it is an outr.igo for the public funds Iu
be expanded in thin manner.
The witness said there was nothing
in the prisoner s manner to attract
special attention. The prisoner toflk
part in a tub race and conducted himself -
self as sanely as the other partiis engaged -
gaged in this recreation.
Florence R. Bartlett , wife of tin
Lint witness , said there was nothing in
Gnitcau's action or demeanor to indi
cate ho waa insane.
Howard 0. Dunham , of Boston ,
"This man doesn't know mucli
about me , " interrupted the primmer.
"Ho thought I was badly cranked
about my book. He looked upon il
as a literary curiosity "
Witness told about the prisonei
ongagini ; an oflico in Boflton , stating
ho would abandon theology Ho goi
out cards announcing himself at
"Coutmellor and attorney at law. '
Theology , the prisoner said to him ,
Scovillo objected to evidence beitii (
introduced at this Htugo tut to thi
sanity or insanity of the prisoner ,
and claimed such testimony should
have introduced in the chief exami
The court overruled the objection ,
saying it is not worth while to go intc
Scovillo Then 1would , like an excep
tion entered to any testimony offered
on the part of the prosecution tending
to show the inranity of the prisoner.
The witness did not regard the
Prisoner The witness was a Meth
odist minister and he did netlike my-
theology , Besides I had no money
and hu didn't like iny stylo. [ Laugh
Witness , continningjiaid ho had a
conversation with John W. Guiteau ,
who remarked there was no well au
thenticated cose of insanity in thu
Prisoner , excitedly My brother
has the miserable opinion that it
would bo a disgrace to the Guiteau
ti ( , . , i . - . . . . . . u ni n. f. , ) ( ,
insane. Two of my cousins nro in a'
lunatic asylum and probably 1 will ho
in ono teen , [ laughter. ]
Corklnll presented a communication
from President Arther in answer to
interrogations of the defence. The
document was not read hut submitted
to Scovillo for examination.
John Farmer , of Saratoga Springs ,
was the nrxt witness. Bi-foro ho wan
questinni'd the prisoner said , "I owe
this nun ten dollars for board. It
coat the government one hundred dol.
lars to bring him hero. I might have
admitted this fact and spared this ov
punno to the nation. "
Witness related the dilRcully ho
had in collecting a board bill trom the
Meantime Guiteau had read Presi
dent Arthur's amwors to Scovillo'R
HUeatitms and declared in an emphatic
manner they should bo published at
once. The document wa-j then read
by Scoville. The first question was :
"Do you know the prisoner in the
President Arthur answered in the
aflit mative. He had seen him tun or
probably twenty times around the ro-
i > uhlic.m headquarter * at the Fifth
Avenuu hotel in New York , but had
no conversation with him except in
ordinary salutation * of the day.
"What political service did the
prisoner render the republican party
duriiii ; the last campaign ? " Vroa the
next intarrog.ition ,
"Nono that 1 know of , " the presi
dent wrote in response , "and I do not
know- that there wo * anything in his
relations to myself , General Grant or
Senator Conkling that would entitle
him to beliuvu wo would assist him in
his political prelerompnt. "
PrisonerThat is a matter of
The president added by way of
postscript that ho had received a let
ter from the pi isoner , asking for a
postponement of the trial , in order
to allow him to prepare his defense.
Uov. R. S. McArlhur , pastor of the
Baptist church of New York , waa
then called. Ho testified that the
prisoner brought a huter of admission
to him from thu Chicago church.
Guiteau complained of poverty , re
sulting from the Chicago tire , and
witness' heart went out towards him
and ho loaned him ninety-live dollars.
There was nothing in the prisoner's
manner to indicate insanity. Ho ex
plained the prisoner's wife represent
ed to him that herself nnd husband
would bo placed cm the sidewalk if
they could not raise a little money.
The priHonor wan expecting to get a
ministry nt that time. It was the
Swiss mission. It was expected
that , however , it did .not amount
to much , it was only So , 000 a year.
Witness then statcdthatthopriRonor
was brought up bcforo the committee
ef the church in regard to certain
immoral conduct. His wife claimed
she supplied him with money which
he spent witn other women.
The prisoner again became excited ,
stating that bin conduct in this regard
wa3 prompted by his doairo to procure
Butliciont grounds for a divorce front
'theAvomiiii'whow homarricd on 'ton '
Corkhill said the government in
tended to show that what was claimed
to bo insanity on the part of the pris
oner was nothing hut outrageous de
Thin remark was loudly applauded
by the aiidicnue and a young man who
ntartcd the demonstration wits put out
by an officer.
Witnew , in answer to other ( jut's-
tioiiM , said ho never regarded Guitcau
Prisoner I have been strictly vir
tuous for six years.
Court adjourned at 3 o'clock to to
morrow morning when examination of
Mr. McArthur will bo resumed.
CIIICACO , December 8. At the
third day'ii meeting of the State
and Northern Illinois horticultural
societies , the election of officers rp-
suited UN follows ; President , Captain
Ed ward Hollinter , of Alton ; vice-
president , Dr. A. G , Humphrey , of
Ga'cfiburg ' ; secretary , 0. B. Galasin ,
of Moms ; treasurer , T. G. Minklur.
Tiio next annual meeting will begin
on the the second Tuesday in Decem
ber , 1882.
Thi ) Northern Illinois society elect
ed ollicors for t hu ennuintj year with
the following renult : President ,
Arthur Bryant , Jr. . of Princeton ;
vice presidents , .lames Crow , of Crys
tal hakit , S. Kdwards , of Mcndota ,
and Arthur Bryant , Sr. , of Princeton ;
recording secretary , G. B. Golusha ,
of Moiris ; corresponding secretary ,
D. W. Scott , of Galena ; treasurer ,
Ij. W. Wooduiird , ofMarengo.
An Importnut Suit.
National Associated I'run.
NKW YOHK , December 8. The
trial of the suit of Mr * . Julia Arm
strong vs. the Montreal Life insur
ance company , to recover 810,000 ,
the amount of a policy isiued upon
the lifo of her husband , who was mur
dered by Benj. Hu.iter , at Camden ,
N. J. , wan concluded in the Brooklyn
Unitfid States court to-day. The jury
gave a verdict for the plaintiff if or
810,571.30 , the full amount of the
policy with interest.
A Canadian Epidemic-
National Aftnoclattd l'mn.
Mo.vTKHAL , December 8. Residents -
dents of the townships of Garthby
and Snutham , have been thrown into
tcriihlo excitement over the outbreak
of an epidemic. The patient is at
tacked HO suddenly as to fall from a
chair and lose consciousness. The
sympcoms bear curtain resemblance to
tlio.io of diphtheria.
The Cotton PJantora.
National Axfeovlatul 1'rixut.
ATLANTA , Ga. , December 8.Tho
National Cotton Planters' JiB.weiution
adjourned to-night. Tiio next meet
ing will bo held at Liltlo Rock , Ark. ,
commencing October 17 , 1882 ,
National Awiociatcd 1'ri-H * .
CINCINSATJ , December 8. Joseph
Nicholas Clark , aged 18 , committed
suicide in Ivden Park by shooting him-
"I. , ' v
GRIME AND CASUALTY.
A Oolil-Bloodofl Kansas Oity Mur-
ilerer Sontoiicod ,
Prijht\ ( Calamity oa the St.
Oharlos Bridge Over
th Missouri ,
A Freight Train Qooa Through
a Span and is Complete
BIlMiolInuonn * Criminal nnd Coi-
imUj-NotoN of the Dny.
llOSlt TI1IKK AKUKHTIin.
CLUVKM.MI. ( > . , December 8.--Thu
nan who adroitly nibbed President
Kllis , of the Commercial bank , of
bonds to the valtio of ? 10.000 has
been iii-restod at Bullalo. Nit bonds
were recovered , but it is supposed they
tro ctill in the posrti'siioii of his con
federates , wlio are not yet nppreluind-
ed. The men are professional bank
INDllTKIt nm MUIIDKU.
KAVHAK CITY , December 8. The
coroner's jury to-day returned a ver
dict indicting A. J. Wagoner for mur
der in the first degree of Norman
Baudcr. The latter had $4,000 , and
to obtain Una for this six months on
different occasions Wagoner has boon
uiving Bander jdrugeed whisky , and
forcing him to sign checks and drafts
while under thu influence of the
poison. Biiiidor died Thanksgiving.
BIIFHAI.O , December 8. Burke , the
Cleveland bond robber , was taken
lienco to Cleveland to-day. Ho is
wanted nt Albany and Cohoes for
forgeries , also.
PIO.UA , Ohio , December 7. All
the prisoners in the county jail ,
twolyo in number , iniulu a dash for
liberty last night , and succeeded in
making their esc ipo.
FALI < HIVKII , Mais. , December 8.
At midnight last night Raymond P.
Dennis , an old man , was shot and in
stantly killed by a party of young
men who woio tormenting Dennis by
rapping on the windows of his resi
dence. Ho went outside armed with
a shot gun and drove them away.
One young man took thu gun from
him and blow his head off.
COUJMMUH , Ga. , December 8.
Jno. Moore , of Thomativillo , G . , was
enticed into a thicket near Troy ,
Florida , by Jark Bass and ono Boyait.
Bass held him while Boyan shot him
three times , killing him. Thuvilliane
then robbed Moore. They have been
arrested. There are throats of lynch
AUOUBTA , Ga. , December 8 , There
has.boou aJjomblolmurdor > .ntsfjlMoj ;
cow , Lamar county. ' "A crazy liog'ro
seized a child of Mrs ; Winchcstet
Armstrong , who attempted to rescue
it. She was dealt n blow on the head
with an axe and killed. The mother
of Mrs. Armstrong was also killed.
Mr. Armstrong came up and shot thu
WAMHI.NOTO.V , December 8. Thu
case of Cupt. Howgato will be called
up on Saturday in thu circuit court
for argument on the ( juostioi : of suf
ficiency of bail. CantHowgato is
still confined in the District jail.
The cases of Brady , French and
others , alleged to be implicated in the
star route frauds will probably not be
called until the Guiteau cue in dis
UAUHIKIIUIIO , Pa , , December 8.
Deputy Attorney-General Gilbert ,
representing the utatu insurance com-
iniHsioner , to-day made application in
court for warrants for thu arrests of
the officers of the State Capital Mu
tual Aid Association of prominent
death-bed companies , on the charge
of conspiracy. Thu niquust was made
for thu double purpose of prosecuting
the officers criminally and to secure
possusaion of the books of the com
Xitloiml Atuociauxl CriMi.
KAXHAH CITY , December 8.
Freight train No. 0 , east bounu , in
charge of Conductor Durlield , Engi
neer Kirksby , broke through an iron
span of the St. Charles , Mo. , bridge
over the Missouri river. ntr > :2r : > this
evening , The engine and thirteen
cars full with the span about eighty
feet. Engineer Kirksby , Fireman
Chamberlain , and a brakuman wont
down with the engine ; ICirksby waa
killed by the fall , but Chamberlain
and the brakeman escaped. The
train consisted of thirteen can of
stock and eighteen of freight ; only
the stock ours went down.
The cause of the accident is not re
ported. Arrangements are being
made for the transfer of passengers
by boats. All Iclegruph communica
tion cast is cut oil'on account of the
wires going down with the bridge.
It it two years and one mouth since
the lame bridge full.
IJAu.ANTA , Ga. , December 8. Ad
ditional particulars of the accident of
the Air Line railroad at Suwanuu haa
boon received. Thu men were not
run over. A passenger train ran into
a caboose of u freight. Conductor
John P. Dean was discovered under
the mail car dead , und Chuilen Hursli
was burned to death in thu caboose.
At thu boiler explosion of the gin
IIOUHO of W , B. JOIICB , near Ellerton
to-iliiy the head ot Clifford Jones ,
ycais old , was blown oil' und picked
up forty yards away. Both nous ol
\V. B. .Join's wuo killed , Harvoj
Morrison ( colored ) had both legs aiu :
arms broken and will diu.
KANHAH CITY , Dt-combor 8 , Fret'
Kernlmw , u carpenter , was found
dead in this city this morning , having
fallen , while intoxicated , from t
Chicago & Alton railroad this morn
ing six miles from this city. Engines
and ears were completely wrecked.
Six men wore injured , two of whom
will probably diq.
SHKIIOYOAN , Mich. , December 8.
The tug , 0. E. Pendnll , towing the
schooner Hnrt , was wrecked yester
day eight miles below this port. She
bei-omo disabled through the breaking
of her stern pipojand abandoning her
tow made for the shore , but grounded
Iwforo reaching it. The crow jumped
overboard , and swam in with great
difficulty , there being a heavy sea at
the timo. When last scon the schooner
Hart was laboring heavily in the
trough of the sea. She has neb since
been heard from.
National AmcUtnl 1'ti'M.
Ul'ltM.NO 01 % ,1 T'IKATllK.
VIENNA , December 8. Fire broke
out in the Ring theatre this evening
just as the curtain ascended on an
opora. There were upwards of U,000
persons in the audience , nnd whentho-
ilames burst out around the ntago on
which there were 1100 performers , n tro-
mcndous rush was made for all parts
of tl.o lumso in order to escape.
Many of the panic strickun people
loaned from windows , while the shouts
and shrieks of those who were
utiablo to make their oscnpo
was heart rending. During the great
est excitement the gas metro con-
IKcted with thu theatre exploded ,
thereby causing total darkness. At
midnight three hundred dead bodica
liad been recovered and several hun
dred moro were yet left in the build-
imr , which was yet wraut in tlamos.
It in now estimated that the loss of
lifo is upwards of oOO.
LONDON , December 8. Some of
ficial information from St. Petersburg
states Uussia is preparing to largely
increase her fleet in the Black sea.
Doctor Lamson , son of an American
clergyman , was to-day arrested on the
charge of having poisoned his brother
luring a visit to him utschool at Wim-
Six men on Calf Rock , who had oc
cupied u light house which wns re
cently washed away have been res
In consequence of Bourk , the Eug-
ish bondholders' agent , declaring < x >
.ho Turkish financial commission that
10 could accept a settlement only un
der the approral of thu bondholders ,
negotiations for a settlement , which
liavo been going on for some time ,
are likely to bo broken oil' without
any terms for the liquidation of the
debt being arrived at.
EDINIIUIKI , December 8. Search
for the mon who stole the body of the
earl ol Crawford is being actively
prosecuted. It was suggested that
the trail of the mon might bo dis
covered and followed by hounds , and
n leash of bloodhounds are now being
employed for that purpose , but there
is great dqubt da to the success of thia
exploit , and the case is now rendered
still moro mysterious by the report
that the motive of the robbery of the
Rttyewas neb * aHBordid- , - and
behind facts BO ' far "as "discovered , "
there remains a very strange romance.
ROME , December 8. To-day , in the
presence of ! I50 ecclesiastics assem
bled in St. Peter's , Pope Leo XIII.
canonized the monk Laurent , the
pilgrim Sabre , Canon Rossi , and Sister
Clara. The ceremony was conducted
with great pomp.
BKUUN , Decembers. Count Kal-
anky , Austrian foreign minister , in
conference with Prince Bismarck' ' in
this city to-day , announced it was the
intention of the policy of Count And-
rassy and Baron il ay merle , his prede
cessor , and wished co-operation and
friendship of Germany.
DUIII.IN , December 8. A circuhr
has been issued by the government to
the Irish constabulary , instructing
them to u.so every effort to induce
people to give iirivato information
concerning intended outrages , in re
turn for such information rewards of
from i'20 to 100 are promised , and
the incognito of the informant guar
National Aiwocl.it < d Prciw.
WASHINGTON , December 9. For
the upper Mississippi and lower Mis
souri valleys ; North winds , generally
Wo are much pleased to hear that
the demand for thoroughbred Jersey
stock iu increasing amongst our citizen
neighbors , and gratified as well that
our young friend , Graham P. Browne ,
is reaping solid reward for his active
exertions in bringing many valuable
specimens to Nebraska.
In his lost herd , which arrived a
few days ago from the east , the fol
lowing have already been sold :
"Bluebell , " solid dark fawn , 2
years old past , and a perfect beauty ,
to Dick Withnell , Ecq ,
' 'Silver Leaf , " orantro fawn , little
white , daughter of "Reception , " sold
hero about one month ago to Milton
Rogers , Esq.
" /oio , " orange fawn , little while ,
coming two years old , a perfect gem
from the hnest butter family in
America , to John McCormick-Esq.
"Isabella , " a very handsome silver
gray , 4 years old , with fine pedigree
and looks like a deer , is held by Mr.
Browne to fill an order in this city ,
BII also has in his yurds several line
Jerseys , all thoroughbred , and will
receive in January u car load to which
attention will bo called by a future
advertisement in this paper.
SILVERWARE ! SILVERWARE ! !
CHOICEST AND BEST.
Our otouk in this line is very com
plete indeed , und embraces a number
of thu very latest and moat elegant
designs ever made. Wo are particu
larly careful in our selections and buy
only from the standard manufacturer *
whoso trade marks are guarantees and-
a warrant for durability and genuine
ness. Before buying bo suru and sea
this stock , which for novelty in design
and sterling worth cannot bo surpassed.
Respectively yours ,
EDHOLM & EIUCKBON.
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