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THE OMAHA DAILY EE.
ELEVENTH YEAR. OMAHA , FRIDAY MORNING , JANUARY 1H 1882. ) . 1T5
THE NATIONAL CAPITAL ,
Prooeeflings of the Senate and
House of Representatives.
of Very Great Im
portance Transacted by
Either Body ,
An Alarming Number of For
eign Appointments Go
ing : a Begging.
.MUoolIanooni Dispatches From the
Nitlon&l Atuodated 1'rcw.
IN THE BEKATK.
WASHINGTON , January 12. The
Sherman bond bill was further dis
cussed by Messrs. Plumb , Vest and
, Sherman and an amendment was of
fered by Mr. Davis ( W. Va. ) that
none of the bonds shall bo called in
and redeemed until bonds bearing a
a higher rate of interest are paid off ,
and that nothing in this act shall bo
construed to authorise an increase of
the public debt.
Mr. Plumb ollbrcd a further amend
ment that when national bank notes
are surrendered nnd the bonds there
for are withdrawn , greenbacks to a
like amount shall bo paid in Ihoir
place and thu bank notes shall not bu
Without concluding the discussion
of the bill , the senate at 4 : 30 p. m.
went into seasion and a few minutes1
later adjourned to Monday. While
the doors were being closed a clerk
appeared with the census deficiency
bill , which was road and referred IT
the appropriation committee , which
will report it back on Monday.
The senate in executive session con
firmed the nomination of a number
rilOCEEDINUS IN THE HOUSK.
Thu house , at 3 p. m. , unanimously
passed the census deficiency bill , ap
propriating 834,000 to complete the
work of the census , and adjourned
until Monday. This adjournment was
the suggestion of Mr. Iloboson , who
stated that the committees reqircd
time for their work , and until they
were abio to make ropoits nothing of
importance could bo accomplished.
Mr. Browne to-day introduced a
resolution in thu house asking the sec
retary of Iho inlerior what amount
will be required to bo paid in pensions
between this and 1888 ' by existing
laws. Referred to 'the pension com
mittee. It is expected the figures
will be quite astonishing.
Over half the bills so far intro
duced in this congress have b eon of
Democrats in the house pride them-
viulvea on having made a point pn-tho
' " ' " "
republicans Fy'pu"t'fing""them on record -
> ord as opening the door , for unauthor
ised expenditures. When the bill for
the census deficiency created without
authority of law , was being 'discussed ' ,
Mr. Holman offered an amendment
adding that this shall not bo consid
ered a precedent or any possible
pledge that the house will do so again.
To this the republicans objected , say
\ ing there might bo a necessity for
such action at any timo. The vote
was 105 against the amendment and
75 for , and was a striclly parly vote ,
democrats voting for and republicans
against it. While the amendment
failed of adoption , the mover attained
probably all he really expected to gain
by it in making a record against the
A NUMBEU OF VACA.VIKS.
WASHINGTON , January 12. The
missions at Vienna , St. Petersburg
and Berlin are vacant and have been
for some time , and nothing is heard
of candidates for the places. There
is no complaint , and they seem to be
able to run along. It has been un-
doratood that John C. Now is to go
to St. Petersburg , but his
mamo has not been sent
in , and DO one really knows that it
ever will , although his friends express
entire confidence that it will bo done.
As far as the Berlin and Vienna mis
sions are concerned , there is no dis
cussion as to any one's chances. It is
believed that Pilkin , of Louisana ,
will bo sent to Mexico some time dur
ing this month , but even here no one
appeals to bo able to state positively
that Judge Morgan will be removed.
The only change in the . .foreign ser
vice that ia generally looked upon as
inevitable , is in Peru. - It is claimed
positively .that Gen. Hurlbut will bo
removed. / There never before waa a
time within the recollection of the
oldeat omce-huntor at the , capitol
when so many foreign missions appar
ently wont bogging ,
National Associated Frew.
WASHINGTON , January 12. The
secretary of the treasury to-day issued
the 107th call for " 820,000,000 of con
The comptroller of the currency or
ganized two banks to-day the Ex
change. National bank , of Cincinnati ,
cash capital 500,000 , and thu Citi
zens' bank , of Saratoga Springs , N.
Y. , 8100,000.
The board of Indian commissioners
are now in session in this city. They
had an interview with the president
to-day , in which they advocated giv
ing the Indiana land in severally.
The ceneral land oflico is in daily
recoipl of loltora from the weal en
closing aflidavits of soldiers as to ser
vice , and representing that the writers
are entitled to ICO acres of land , and
making claim for the same , These
applicalions , the commissioner is in
formed , are the result of lalso repre
sentations made by adventurers trav
eling Ihrough the west. The depart
tuonl will take some action in the near
future to correct the false impression.
Ex-Army Oittoorti' Re-union.
National Amoctatal 1'rrnt.
CINCINNATI , 0. , January 12. The
society of ex army and navy officers
liold its annual meeting to-night ,
General Force presiding. Lotlors of
regret were ro.xd from President Ar
thur , ox President Hayes , Generals
3 rant , Sherman , Howard , Sheridan ,
Hazon and Lincoln nnd Gov. Foster.
A f oat uro of the re-union was the
ipccch of General Prontiss , allornato-
iy known as Iho hero and scape goat
of Shiloh , who claims his offense was
in strict obedience to orders.
Gon. Force said : "Asa matter of
'act , Shiloh was commenced by an al
ack from our men , and this was fol-
owed by an attack on Prontiss , which
continued nine hours , and were BS
gallant as unsuccessful , though his
tory says that Prontiss broke in Iho
norning. The truth is he fought all
day , and though ho then surrendered ,
our army was saved. "
Gen. Prcntiss felt that ho could
speak the truth and assail no one.
[ t was true , ' 'but as I road some rec
ords written two years ago I almost
doubl if I was there. Somoiiavo
asked if the army was surprised at
Bhiloh , but this nation should
enow the truth. Our men
were in line , ready to receive
; ho enemy , but had not thu least
idea of a Konoral engagement. Wo
were not prepared for an attack. It
was my duty to feel the enemy. Pick-
kots were advanced and strengthened.
Early on Sunday morning news came
that Moore had mot the enemy. Ho
was strengthened. Other companies
were sent and I upon thu left of
Sherman was cut off. .Sherman had
notified mo the enemy was branching
to the loft. We were forced grad
ually about a quarto'r of a
milo and took position in
an old wood to the right of
General Wallace , of Illinois , At 8:110 :
.1. m. General Grant rodoj along the
line and said : 'General , you have a
; oed position. Hold it. ) I did.
There is the only place I Witnessed a
hand-to-hand fit-lit. Until fjiUO in the
c veiling we held that point. Wo were
not surprised in the niornin ; , yet we
were not ready. Lot it n > t bo said
ig.iin that General Prontis and his
command wore surprised in f.ho early
morning. " >
Canadian Paoiflo Connection-
National Associated I'rcsi.
MOXTUKAL , January 12. Van
Home , manager of the Canadian Pa
cific railroad ; Broughton , general
manager of the Great Western ; Hill
of the St. Paul & Minneapolis rail
road ; Osier , of the Crudit Valley rail
road ; Alexander , general freight
agent of the St. Paul & Minneapolis ,
and Mr. Barker , solicitor general of
the Trunk railroad , arrived from the
west this morning and were closeted
with the Canadian Pacific directors
all day. Maj. Rogers , who ia in
charge of the Rockymountainsurvoy ,
was also present. It has boon arrang
ed that the Sault St. Marie branch
connection with the Northern Pacific
will not bo made , thetcourjtJ . , befog
too' difficult , ' but other connections
will bo extended through to Chicago
and the northwest , and it is likely
that it will bo several years before the
main line on the north shore of Lake
Superior is completed. Meanwhile
connection will bo made by swift
steamers from Alronia Mills to Chicago
cage , and trom the same point to
National Associated Press.
NEW YOUK , January 12. Sailed
The City of Bruaaols for Liverpool ,
the State of Florida for Glasgow , the
Bolivia for London.
Arrived The Anchoria from Glas-
BALTIMOHK , January 12. Sailed
Nova Scotian for Liverpool.
ANTWHIIP , January 12. Sailed
The Do Ruyter for New York.
Arrived The Rhineland from Now
QUEKN.STOWN , January 12. Sailed
On the llth , the Adriatic for Now
Liv'KiU'OOi , , January 12. Sailed
The Indiana for Philadelphia.
Arrived The Gallia from New
LONDON , January 12. Arrived
The Denmark from Now York.
Another Shot Cram
National AxHuuiatud I'IMH ,
WASHINGTON , January 12On the
back of the last letter from Hon. .1. C.
S. Blackburn to Gen. S. M. Bur-
bridge , published this afternoon , Iho
lallor wrolo Iho following , which led
to the issuance by Blackburn of a cud
to the public , also published to-day ;
"Returned tolho writorasunworthy
of notice. For proo of my courage , I
refer him lo the history of my coun
try , which is silent upon his aahiove-
montiji and for proof of attempts to
introduce clothing infected wilh yel
low fever virus into northern cities , I
refer him to correspondence relating
thereto , now on filein the state de
partment. "S. G. BtmimiiHiK. "
Tampering with a Jury *
National Press Asdociatlun.
PHILADKM-IIIA , January 12. When
the case of Robert Lystor Smith ,
charged with shooting Samuel Josephs
on a railroad train while returning
from Iho democratic stale convention
at SVilliamsport lasl aulumn , was
called to-day , il was developed lhat a
woman named Davill had boon lam-
poring with Iho members of Iho jury ,
and urging them to deal gently with
Iho defendant. Judge Brigua imme
diately isaued an order for her arrest.
DKH MOINKH , Iowa , January 12.
Governor B. II. Sherman and Lieu
tenant Governor H. Manning were
inaugurated in thu joint session of thu
legislature- and in the presenceof an
Walker Given , of Iho Slate Regia
tor editorial force , has boon tendered
and accepted the position of private
secretary to Governor Sherman.
Governor Sherman's inaugural ad
dress was long and interesting ,
GETTING TO THE GALLOWS
Argument in the Case Finally
Begnn by the Prosecution ,
Davidge Goes Over in Dotnil
the Crime Committed by
the "Lunatic. "
And Soouts tbo Idea of Inane-
ity Put Forward by
'What the Giuo 'Will Coat tha Gov
National Associated rretw.
WAHIIINUTON , Janu.iry 12. The
court-room was packed , Davidgo began -
gan the opening speech for thu prose-
cation , lie faced the jury and was
at times inaudible to the reporters.
Hitherto they had boon listeners , now
they wore to become actors. There
\v.i3 but a single point for discussion
and that was insanity. The law did
not coutomplato that any man should
coldly and treacherously slay another
and then nay lie hna no inaliee. It
was laid down plainly that a man
shall not bo protected against punishment -
mont if ho know what ho was doing.
If the jury should disagree on those
propositions of law and acquit on the
-round of mental dolueion , then every
crack-brained , ill-balanced man wither
or without a motive could slay for
party purposes or for no purpose. The
position of the defense was that thu
prisoner possessed a low degree of
reason and intelligence ; that in com
mitting that awiul murder ho wa < j not
conscious of doing wrong. Far proFounder -
Founder was the position of the pris
oner himself and equally inutinablu
that it was contrary to law unless
the knowledge of the illegality and
wrongfulncss of the act waa obliterat
ed by mental disease. If at the time
of committing the act ho knew it was
in violation of law , no frenzy , no pas
sion oilbrded any excuse ; no disease
of his moral nature would constitute
excuse ; no belief , however profound
through reason of reduction that liis
act was a suggestion or command of
thu Almighty , afforded any excuse ,
man miyht bo what is called a
"crank"oroven partially. Iliscrinu1
was more than murder. It was the
murder of the head of the nation.
The.ro was a tradition that a di
vinity hedged about a king , but wo
relied upon the true greatness of thu
oflico of the American presidency to
furnish the respect that would hedge
it about with a real divinity stronger
to protect than that claimed by un-
chosen rulers. The murdered presi
dent waa besides surrounded by a pop
ular personal affection founded upon
aia great abilities and virtue. Through
all this broke the wretch at the bar
with , no more character than a vulture ,
of no more heart than a wolf and
slow probably the most sincerely beloved -
loved of all Christian rulers. Lying
in his couch night after night the as
sassin pondered over the factional
fight in his party and conceived the
idea of extinguishing thu little life
which in his wicked brain divided the
factions , thinking to batter down
the thin partition and inako himself
the great benefactor of his own fac
tion the stalwarts. Hell born and
not ot divine origin was such concep
tion. The daring of the deed by
which the criminal claimed ho was
proof of his inspiration , WAS no moro
than that which had characterized
most of the enterprises of his long de
"Oh "said Guiteau "toll
, , us some
thing about William Winter Davis , a
friend of yours. '
"Tho idea , " continued the lawyer ,
"came to the assassin in the dark , it
could not have entered the wretch's
head during the sunshine. "
"Tho idea from "
came the Lord ,
Continuing , the counsel showed
how the assassin delighted in his foul
conceit and cave the president a lost
chance to give him the Paris consul
ship before ho carried his throat into
"Yes"interrupted the assaisin , "If
you prayed more , you would bo a
better man. "
When his borrowing habits were al
luded to Guiteau cried ; "How many
duo bills have you got out , Davidgo/ /
I was in the Lord's hands , and am
still. I will bo protected , "
Instead of lauching to-day , the
audience were annoyed and disgusted.
"Tho assassin , " continued Davidge ,
'feared the mob after the execution
of his crime. Ho did not fear the law
or its punishment. lie thought : 'I
will break through the meshes of the
law , as if they were a thread. But I
fear that terrible thing , the mob. ' It.
is enough to make an American blush
that any man should point in this
land to a fear of the mob at the same
time that ho dared the law. Yet , if
this wretch had entertained the same
fear of thu law that ho did of the mob
on that fatal day , the murdered presi
dent would have lived to-day. "
In describing the shooting Davidgo
contrasted the open ways and military
bravery of Garfield with the niteak-
ing , cowardly treachery of the OSBUS-
gin dealing his murder from behind.
When describing the popular fury
that would have torn Ouitoau to
pieces but for the police , civil and
military protection that was thrown
around him , Guiteau , who watched
for every opportunity to offset the
lawyer's remarks , said. "That's all
very fine , but it's all said for govern
ment cash. "
When Davidgo , noticing the ap
preach of the recess hour , apologized
for the length of his address , Guiteau
sneeringly remarked , "You have
been rather windy for an hour. "
Referring to Reed as a witness , ho
mentioned an interview at the lliggs
house two days before the murder , in
which the prisoner asked for a loan ,
but was refused , and animadverted
in a caustic manner on his connection
with the caso.
"You had better go alow on Ueed , "
shouted Guitoau ; "ho is n bolter man
than you are , and I have fleon him
tear men liko'you to pieces. "
Counsel subsequently had occasion
t allude to the brass of Guiteau ,
wnoreupon the prisoner laughed iiiui
shouted : "That's good. You Jmd
bettor say it again. " On being called
thu greatest criminal of the ago , ho
brokuin : "You moan the greatest
Drtvidge commenced another topic
by saying the.ro was a long gap.
"Yes , " interrupted Guitonu , "this
cap is pretty long. " [ Laughter ]
Counsel , in a calm manner , re
viewed the evidence of defense on thu
insanity theory. When alluding to
Spitzkn'a assertion that one innn in
five may no to the asylum , the pris
oner cried outj "Thoy had bolter take
in you , D.ividgo. " This sally wai
ureptud with a neal of laughter , and
"Tho lust crowning act of the pris
oner1 said the counsel , "in sim
ply an illustration of whnt the
scripture tolls us 'As thou sotroth ,
so shall thou reap. ' "
' Didn't know you road the Bible , "
snarled Guiteau. A moment later ho
cried , oxuUingly , "I have just got inv
speech done , but I am afraid 1 won t
; ot a chance lo deliver it , the way
Davidgo is talking. "
The understanding was tha court
would sot until 1 o clock , but as liv-
idgo complninod of weakness it \\iia
igrcod to adjourn at 11.
Guiteau cried : "D.ividgo said ho
would speak Ihreu hours , but ih way
lie is going ho will talk two wools. "
"I want to understand , " said the
court , "about the prisoner's desire to
address the jury. I have no objec
tion he should do so if ho will cnnl'mu
himself to argument upon ' thu evi
dence. Scoville had acquiesced in his
intended desire to speak- but would
leave it to the court. "
"I desire , " said Guiteau. in a 111010
dignified manner than usual , "to close
the ease in my own bphalf. ' * '
"I would not object , " said Judge
Cox , "but I am afraid ho will nut con
fine himself to facts. Tf his counsel
will look over his proofs and expunge
uiylhing improper I have no objection
to Ilia being heard. "
"There are no personal points in
my speech , " shouted thoprisonor. "Jt
is confined to the law and the facts. "
" 1 hope your honor , " sajd Col.
Corkhill , speaking warmly , "will not
allow him to leave the dock again un-
il the trial is over. Ho has counsel
lore and if ho has any special speeches
lie may present them through his
counsel. I do not Want this man lo
ippcur at the counsel table again and
to allow him to speak from the dock
would bo a disgrace. "
' Gen. Arthur will take oare.ofyou ,
Corkhill , " cried Guiteau.
Davidgo thought there Was * Ub pre
cedent for the course the .prisoner
wanted to pursue.
"Well , " said Scoville , "I duln't
think there should bo any precedent
igainst a prisoner speaking in Tiia own
behalf. We don t want himjto do
"That settles it , " said the dis
trict attorney , derisively.
"No , sir , " was Scovillo's hot re
sponse , "it does not settle it. "
"Whenever Iho prisoner has boon
granted privileges , said Davidgo , "ho
las disgraced the administration of
Scovillo suggested if the prisoner
did not confine himself lo Ilio evi
dence it would bo proper for the court
to stop him and ho would bo com
pelled to stop just as other counsel
ander similar circumstances.
"That is my understanding , " said
"So fur as the number of speeches
is concerned , " intimated Scovillo ,
with a twinkle in his eye , "wo have
no objection to Corkhill answering
"I do not want this to pass , " the
district attorney said , wilh emphasis ,
"without a firm protest. There is no
right under the constitution or laws
by which such privilege can hu claim
ed. The prisoner has already dis
graced the administration of justice
by his conduct. It is time such mock
ery was ended , and that man shall
never , with the sanction of the gov
ernment , leave that dock until after
the verdict of Iho jury. [ Applause -
plauso ] Wo do not want to deprive
him of any right , but we have stood
his calumny , abuse nnd vituperation
long enough. Ho has counsel and
lei the matter now be settled finally. "
There was another outbural of ap
plause , The audience seemed in per
fect accord with Iho prosecution on
Ibis subject , and would not bo re-
str.iinod from an expression of fooling.
After further suggestion that the
counsel for thu def nsu should exam
ine Iho speech , Mrs. Scovillo said in
loud tones , "I object to that. " John
W ; Guiteau with dilliculty pacified
hor. She sobbed frequently during
the lasl part of the discii'sion. The
prisoner grew wildly excited ul this.
Ho jumped to his foot and banging
his flat on the railing , shouted "Tho
American people will road Iho speech ,
and they are greater than this court
and jury. Don't you forget this , "
was uttered in a snarling voice , "Mr.
Court and jurymen , and the court in
bane will do me justice. It's ' a gag
law if I can't bo heard in my own de
fense. My speech will make eight
columns of the Herald. It reads like
an oration of Cicero , and will go
thundering down the ages. " [ Loud
Scovillo protested against the prose
cuting attorney presuming to say what
the court should do , and warmly declared -
clarod the prisoner should not be
driven from the court room to the
gallows without saying a word in his
In answer to Porter the court said
ho had not made up his mind at pres
ent Everything the prisoner had ut
tered so far had been abusive and im
proper in a court of justico.
"Tho proseculion want mo to crawl
like a snakn , but I don't crawl , "
bawled thu prisoner , "and the Al
mighty will laku care of mo , I loll
This was cut short by Iho court ad
journing and the prisoner being hus
tled out of the dock by thu guards.
A War Spook on the European
Germany Taken Umbrage at
the Action of the Noth-
And Orders Her Minister to
Pack Up and Return
The Gonornl Nnwi thnt Came Over
tha Cable X.n t NJjjht.
National Aimx'lfttnl Prriw.
BKUUN , .January 12. Some excite
ment has been occasioned hero by the
auddun withdrawal of thu Gorman
minister at the IIaiuo under circum
stances that appear to threaten u war
with thu kingdom of Netluirland.
The minister , under orders from His-
nmrclt , nmdo certain demands respect
ing navigation of the Rhino and pro
tecting Gorman fisheries , which were
coldly received by the minister of for
eign allaiis , and Bismarck ordered the
minister to demand u passport and
return to Herlin. Resort to force is
not impi ibiibh > .
In the Reichstag to-day Ilerr Win-
dorst's bill to permit Catholic clergy
to perform tboir functions without
state authority was carried to a second
roa .ing by a vote of UIIHto I15. If
Prince I'ismarck accepts the vote , the
bill will obtain it majority in the
LI > NIH > N , January 12. A dispatch
fioiu Tripoli eays throe missionaries
were murdered at Ghadomea , u town
in Africa in the oasis of the saino
iiiiino , by n bund of Friiu'ioks
DUIII.IN , .January 111. - Two bailiff- ) ,
who have been missing for ooinodays ,
have been found dead and eh , lined to-
gcithcr in a deep ravine nonr Lough
Maah , a locality desolate and lonely.
A few cottages on ono side of the r.i-
vi no arc thu only habitations near.
Six arrests of nupprmod implicated
parties have boon in.ulo , but the ovi-
dunce is only buspicion.
National Ati'oclateil 1'ruim.
Senator W. T. Neodhiuu , of tlui
Gallipolia ( Ohio ) district , died at Co
lumbus , of pneumonia , at ! o'clock
George Froolieh , another victim of
the Slumosvillo ( Ohio ) disaster , died
Wednesday , making the hftoonth.
Othur deaths are expected.
The resident * of Joseph Posoy , an
a od Frenchman living near Cloquot ,
this state , caught fire from an unknown
cause nnd nil the occupants of the
house , Posoy and two daughters , aged
7 and 13 , perished in the flames.
A dispatch received at Now York
yesterday , announced the failure tof J.
0. Pike , general merchant , of Orang-
burg , S. 0. Liabilities , $100,000 ; as
sets , § 130,000. ,
Dr. Orlando Fairfax , a lineal de
scendant of Lord Fairfax , of Green-
way court , of colonial times , was
was found died in bed yesterday morn
ing , at Richmond , Vn. Ho was 7 < i
years of ago and was widely known.
Both houses of the Ohio general
assembly adjourned at 2 p. in. yester
day to escorl the remains of Senator
Neodham to the depot. They will
moot at 8 a. m. to-day , and the first
: ri-weekly adjournment until Tuesday
will bo immediately taken.
Ilonry Vickers died from an over
dose of chloral at Washington , Ga ,
The stock men of the west had their
annual meeting at Cincinnati lastovon-
jig. After the transaction of several
! toms of business a banquet was hold.
The 11 year old daughter of Gun.
Spencer , of Harlsvillo , MUSH. , billon
two years ago by a dog , him hydro-
! > hohiu and barks and bites. Shu has
bitten some attendants.
At the annual mooting of the Union
League club of Now York , hold last
night , Hon. Wm. M. Hvarts waa
The Reading Road Election
National Amoclatod 1'rcnn.
PjiiLADiiUMUA , January 12. In the
Reading railroad election _ to-day Iho
votin" of Gowon's proxies brought
the total to a trillo over 190,000
shares , K. L. Kingsloy , secretary of
die company under election by thu
present management , then proceeded
lo vote the proxies in possession of
the president , Bond. Gowon's '
brother ; ) Frank and James placed
themselves in position for scrutinizing
Iho proxies and objected to proxies
representing 5,270 votes , but the
proxies were passed. Considerable
interest was manifested when McCal-
month's stock was voted , at thu close
of which Judge Wharlon announced
the number of shares voted by
the firm to bo 170,804. There
was no demonstration at this , but
heads we. t together knowingly , and
lleceiver Gowon said "that was a
pretty good block to overcome.
Gowon made objection to several
proxies , aggregating a few thousand
hares , and exceptions were noted ,
Tim voting then proceeded quietly
until 5 o'clock , when Bond had
polled 200,81 ! ) voles in addition to
5,028 which ho received yesterday.
To-morrow his general proxy votes
will number 10,000 shares , which ,
with thu 12,000 shares to bo voted by
Gould's ' representative , will give Iho
liond liekel a total of 237,8411 , against
Gowen's 190,000. The climax willbi
reached when the 00,000 , shares of
Yandorbilt'a aru polled for one or thu
other of the contestants.
Girl Homo Tlilevoi
Nutlonil Associated I'm * '
CmcAdo , January 12. Two youii (
girls of very rospoclablu parents visitei
u livery sluble Tuesday aflornoon urn
hired saddle horses , promising to re
turn them at u ceitain hour. They
failed lo do so , however , and th
whereabouts of thu girls and horse
\ . s a mjslery until yesterday , when
hu romantic misses were arrested at
t. Clmrlos , Ills. , on the charge of
uirse stealing. Thny were brought
nek to this city this morning by
Ont of Ml ory.
i. Walton , who was shut at St. Paul ,
"ml. , by the negro Fraror , on Monday
ivonim ; , died this morning , The aur-
[ eon wlio probed the wounds of Gar-
olt , Mrs. NVallon's paramour , who
attempted ouicido after his nrrcst for
otnpltcity , says he will also dir. The
mil entered just above thu uar and
omo out at tHu top of the head. Mrs.
Vnlton , who-protests innocence of all
omplicily or knowledge of Iho erimo ,
ind nor preliminary examination yes-
onlay , and wan released on bail in
hu sum of $5,000 , her mother nnd ro-
utiona going on her Inind. As she
eft the justice's olllcu she wn.s loudly
n'flsed. The negro Frnzcr , who com-
mtted the murder , is a worthless ,
Triuiary 12- Word
ms just reached hero fiom St. Paul
hat Mrs. Walton , who had been ar-
eated and released on bail , had os
aped and her mother hud attempted
uieide. Thu whole country in uxcited
ml a largo crowd is scorning the
( iiintry trying to find bur.
A limn y ]
atloiml Awocmtul Vtvvt.
January I2.--Dunay the
fternoon a general conference of all
.emoonuie senators , cvcopt three , and
hu munopolialH was hold , and it was
etermined to insuu a call for tuiother
aucus , to be held on Monday even-
ng , for the purpose of nominating a
uneant-at-ariiiM. The three anti-
Uiiio | > olist nemxtors will be invited ,
ml they distinctly declare they will
> ay mi attention lo such' overtures.
They will attend any conference anil
state pllkinly what they o.xpect nnd
lemiind from thu- majority of the
iisombly. They will await the out
come of Monday night. Sanguine
aru entertained of u satisfactory
Hcttleniont Tueaday. Both houses
idjourn to-nuirrovv until tomorrow
Emit Bound Grain Itato.
tatlon il Aw-oi'iati'il Prow.
January 12 The Michi
gan Central railroad has decided on 'a
chaiigu on easl bound freights from all
nturior pointa in Michigo.ii. Th
cluuigu will bo u reduction to a basis
> f lifieeu cents on grain to Now York ,
Heretofore the grain rate from in-
erior Michigan points has been on a
jasis of twenty cents to New York ,
ind it him been deemed advisable to
nero cltmcly aaaimilMu with the ratu
rom Chicago. The reduction goes
nto eltoct Saturday.
Bud of a Canadian Corporation
National Aiwoctatoil 1'rom.
MO.NTIIKA.L , January 12. The
Montreal & Ottawa forwarding com'
pany , the moat importaut carrying
concnm on the , Ottawa mor , -'tij.-diy '
decided to wind up its uUuirs and to
oiler the floating stock nnd property
or Halo. The decision was arrived at
n consequence of the company's
hiding it impossible to complete the
railroad , and denpito the immense
um spent by thodominion government
or the Ottawa river improvement.
The Acltator on the Court.
( atlonal AWKX mttxl Promt.
SAN FuANriHi.-o , January 12. S.
il. Healy , member of parliament and
riah agitator from Woxford , Ireland ,
arrived nt Merced , California , yoqlor-
day from Galveston , Texas. During
, hu day ho was called upon by the
citizens , Americans as well as
rriahmen. Hu addressed a vast au
dience in the evening , at which Stipe
rior Judge Marks presided. Ho will
irrivu hero nuxt Tuesday in time for
a reception tendered to him.
Doudwood "Wants Dlviiion.
National A floil.itu < i I'ruin.
DKADWOOI * , January 12. At n mass
meeting held to discuss thu question
> f division of terrilory on Iho forly-
aixth purallul and the admission of the
soulhern half as u stalu , strong rene
utions favoring Iho division were
adopted and will bo Hunt to congress.
iV committee of fifly-ono was also ap
pointed lo proceed immediately to
Wuahinglon in thu interest of the
Vntlonil Atwoilattil I'roHt.
NAHIIVH.I.K , Tuiin. , January 12 ,
[ t has boon ruining hard nil day.
Tlio Cumberland is on n big boom and
still rising. It is thu opinion of old
river men that it will leach the high
water mark of 1875 , thu highest since
1817. Thu lower portion of the oily
H covered with back watur and a large
imonnt of lumber n the east side oi
.ho rivur is in danger of luting lost ,
Train Thrown from tha Track.
National AmoclatcJ I'roai
RICHMOND , Ind. , January 12.
Wreckers removed a rail from the
fjittlo Miami track six miles east of
Jiin city , near New Paris , O , , and the
Dayton express was thrown from the
trnok into thu ditch , Thu fireman ,
mined Kills , was fatally hurt. The
engine and truck were only slightly
National Aiwoc'Atol ' 1'iua.
, Ind..January 12.Dr.Jolu
H. Rons , n leading physician , last
evening soundly caned Mr , Runk , ed
itor of the Ga/ullo , on the street , for
un article in the lalter's paper ,
NKW YOIIK , Junuary 12. A lire
occurred thin evening in the five-story
buildings , Nfis. i 7f ! and ! W1 West
Twelfth Mtroot , and 1DO Juno street ,
occupied by Brown & Bliss' furmtnro
munufaotory. Loss on atflek , SM-
000 , and on building , $25,000 ; partly
covered by insurance.
OITAWA , Out , January 12- Nearly
Iho whole of the biuineas portion of
the village of Orwell was consumed by
lire last niuht. The tire originated in
a harneus mtop ,
GOULD'S GAME ,
How Ho Will Pwalyzo tlio Union
Stock Yards ,
Jy Starting an Immense Con-
curn of His Own in
And Making the Wabaah the-
QroatoBt Line Entering
the LakeCity. .
HU Viilt to Remit In tbo Expen
diture at Mnclii Money.
Jay Gonld'dlWorlc In Chicago
ntionnl AiMOclatiil 7rt < M.
Ciui-Aiio , January 12. II i.s stated
liis morning thnt thu visit of Jay
.oiild al Chicago i\t this particular
me , accompanied by his official statT ,
elates to a sohaine of maunilicent
roportions , involving it probable im-
roveiuent costing millions of dollars ,
amely , the onvrion of now stock
ards near this city. The causes which
iid to this prospective rivalry bc-
weon Mr. Gould and thu I'nion Stock
'ards company , are that while the
Jnion yards were originally built
ml owned by several rail-
oad companies , the ownership is
o\v lodged almost exclusively in in-
ividual handn , Iho Lake Shore and
lichigan Southern being the only
ailroad now having any interest in
lie yards , which have been nobbled
] ) by Boston capitalists. The Wabush.
nad under Solon Humphrey's man-
gomcnt having expended sevorallum-
red thousand dollars in the purchase
if dock property and thu erection of a
,200,000 , bushel elevator on Iho
outh branch , have not the right of
vay for its own trade to its elevator
xiul dock , and are thcroforo forced to-
ise the Union stock yards facilities
ind pay them a dollar tmckagu on
uach ear brought in by the Wabaahi
oad. This item , in thu course of thu
year , assumed enormous proportions ,
ind lias intluuuced Jay Gould in in-
tugiiratiiig a lively fight with the
LTnion Stock Yards company. It is
itated that thu visit of the railway
n.ignales to the town of Pullman
, 'osterday had considerable to do with
Jut scheme detailed above , and while
Jay Gould was ostensibly viewing the
uurroundingH , ho was mentally nioas *
iring ) ( ! ' areas for his now § 3,000- ,
KlOntock yards and transtor tracks.
It is hinted that instead of ottering-
lespurato resistance lo this scheme
lie Union stock yards company will
illow itself to bo bulldozed into part-
ng with a good slice of its interest by
way of compromise.
It also transpires in connection with.
Mr. Gould's presence in Chicago that
ono of the changes contemplated on
ho Wftbash is the running of. through )
rains from Ohicngo oycrythe , Vftbaafc
aTid Missouri Pacific" system to " the
rontior of old Mexico ;
Jay Gould and party of Wabash end <
ilissouri Paoilio and Iron Mountain.
flicials , returned , to St. Louis this.
veiling by special truiiii
iut'AdOj , January 12. It is stated
o-day that thu suitof the Pullman 1'al-
ice Car company vs. The Missouri Pa
cific railroad ) the main stem of Gould'a.
southwestern system , is Ilia actual ba
in of a consolidation which will glvo
tlossrs. VTanderbilt and Gould
control ofi thu sleeping car system of-
.ho United Statcn. It will bo known
is the Pullman Car company , and
nanagod in accordance with the plans
ao succesHfully inaugurated ami f pl
owed out by Mr Pullman , some six-
eon years ago. It is thought
> y those whose relations with
thu Pullmans are very intimate ,
} mt thu car shop.i will not form a part
if thu combination , though thin is by
10 means cuctain. Thu reason for
-hirt belief is that Iho Wagner com-
) un.y has no shops and is dopondcnfc
or its cars upon Iho large car man-
ufucturing companies in the east.
of 'Way Row-
latlan&l Atwoclni Hl Press.
WASHINGTON , January 12 , The
Dhoctnws and Chickasaws claim that
Hie San Francisco & 2 St- Louis rail
road ucople had an arrangement made
to speculate on the right of way they
expected to be given through the In
dian turrilory , Their representative *
lore say that thu grant called for &
roadway of 200 foot , and that
, ho railroad people hud agreed to
ease the privilege lo the Texas Con-
, ral , thu Chicago & Mexican company
.0 lay a truck alongside of theirs for
t consideration us soou as they had
jbtainod a litlo to Iho land. The
Jhickasaws will oppose Iho bill yicor-
oualy until they uro recognized in the
disposition of the lauds to which they
claim a joint treaty right.
The General Grant Fond-
NutlonM AH ocUted
NEW Youu , January 12. The Mail
ind KxprosH gives currency to the ru
mor that the General Grant fund hoa
boon considerably lessoned from the
original $250,000 by the depreciation
of aecurilies in which it is invested.
Interviews with Goo. Jones , of the
Times , ox-Gor. Morgan and others
aru published but each declined to
atato what had boon done with the
money aubocribod or in what socurL-
liea it had boon invested. Gov. Morgan -
gan said the funJ was as safe to-day
11 H it ever was ,
Indication * .
National Asboclated l'ri > " .
WAHIIINUTOX. January 1U. FOP the
lower Missouri valley ; Snow and
raiu , followed by clearing and colder
weather ; variable winda , shifting to
north and west , and rising barojnotor
dm ing thu night.
ONK MILLION Useful Household
Ai tides , Uric-a-Bric , Toys and Fur
nishing Goods , from 0 cents upward
at the Fair , 1004 Farnluuu atroet.
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