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1 HE UMAHA UAILY
ENTH YEAR OMASA SArUIxDAY MORNING , MARCH li , 1882.
EOYOOffiH& FOR BUSINESS ,
The Working MenHold , An
other Sathuoiastio Meeting
io Kesaler'a Hall.
How It is Thought Best to Deal
with the Men who Show
The Opera liouso and Academy of
Music are Boycotted Until the
Strike Is Bottled.
There was no outbreak in the labor
mo7omont last night and the B. & M.
folks found their property this morn
ing just where they left it at dark.
There ia a general feeling of anx
iety among merchants and business
men to kno.vwlmt the authorities and
corporations intend to do in regard to
making an amicable settlement of a
difliculty which has grown to Biich
formidable proportions. The only
question asked on the streets is
"What is now abou ; the strike ? " The
.li. number of men on the streets is
greater thin usual and all seem to be
seeking information as to the solu
tion of the grave' labo'r prob
lem now jtesontod for settlement.
This interest has extended all over the
state , and the newspapers from Omaha
are eagerly sought and read every
where , aa tlioy are sold like hot cakes
on the streets.
The expected arrival of the militia
yesterday or last night did not take
place , but tlio commandant at Fort
Omaha received an order to put three
companies of the seven stationed there
"under orders , " that ia to hold them
selves in readiness for any emergency.
Seven companies of the sta o iniliti
are under similar orders. An active
telegraphic correspondence was in
progress yesterday between Omaha ,
Lincoln and Wellington. The fol
lowing dispatch was sent .by the au
thorities hero to Governor Nunce :
OMAHA , Nob. , March 9 , 1832.
Hani A. Natitt ; , flovtitior of Nebraska :
A mob ( if three or four thousand
mon.drovo the laborers from their
work on ilio Li. & M. grounds and se
riously injured thieo men. Wo are
powerless to kot'p the peace , and call
upon jtw to enforce the laws and pro
tect peaceful labours from mob vie
lence. Wo are of the opinion that
United States troops are absolutely
nccessiry to restore quiet , and the
militia would be insufficient. Wo
have just been informed that to-day
notiuu H to IK- served on all manufac
turers that their men must join in tho.
atriko and remain idle until tho' ctifli--
c'ulty fa settled , and wo' fear 'danger.
JAMES E. BOYD , Mayor of Omaha.
DAVIDN. MILIEU , ShoriffDouglus Co
i. This was supplemented by pther dis
patches frrfnVcuizoris'and firmsin , still
more urgent terms , and laying special
stress upon their belief of inadequacy
of the stvlo militia.
The governor' immediately tele
j graphed to thu president , and asked
that the regular troops at.Fprt Omaha
bo'placdd at1 the disposal Of thu au
thorities. " ,
The Lincoln Journal -says : "All
the companies of the First regiment
N. N. G are under arms and are
_ awaiting orders. If the regulars are
deemed or provo'to bo insufficient to
quell the disturbance and prottct the
laborers , additional ioices will bo
promptly sent. ' Tina would indicate
that the militia will not be called in
unless the regulars should bo. pressed
to the wall.
The folio ivmg extracts from .tho
State Journal may throw some lighten
on the situation : / -
"Tlio militiacompamcB of Sutton ,
Bennett , York and other places are
in readiness to go to the front upon
the order of the governor. "
"Colonel Colby , of the Nebraska
militia' , received several telegrams
' from Omaha last.evening , informing
him that the situation was unchanged
and that peace and quiet prevailed. "
"Tho commander ot Farrugut Post
' \ of Grand Army of the Republic
authorizes us to say that if the gover ;
nor wants volunteers to equip a.d :
send to any part of thia state for
maintenance of law and persorvatiun
of order and ppace , members of this
post stand ready to respond. "
"Assistant Superintendent Hold-
ridge and novcral prominent citixjim [
of the metropolis , leit Lincoln at 9JO : !
yesterday morning for Omaha. It
was thought specials convoying the ;
militia force ot the state from Sutton ,
York and Bennett would follow them ,
but up to 12 o'clock last night the
order of "Forward ! march ! " had not
been issued. "
"Another movement is being made
among the clerks of the city in regard .
to forming a union , and asking that
the stores bo closed earlier than they
now are , thereby affording this class
omo leisure for recreation. Wo
hope the bosses will listen to the
young men this time and grant them
the few hours they have asked for so
BOUIPTURAL AUTHO1HTY FOB HTKIKINO.
Rev. E. G. Bergen , of s'tromaburg ,
waa among those who participated in
the grand labor demonstration on
Wednesday , bcinp among these in the
front. Ho ia a laboring man and
farmer , and was a.soldior in the late
war. Ho proposes to preach to the
laboring men at 4 p. m. on Sunday ,
at Jt-fleraon square , or should the
weather ba unfavorable , at so mo hall ,
which ho hopes will be proffered by
the citizens. Ho issues the kindest
invitation to the mayor , pastors of the '
churches and representatives of thu '
press and all others to bo present. Ho
proposes to show that thora is scrip
tural authority for labor movements
auuh as the present one.
THE SMELTING WOUKS 8TKIKK.
About ton o'clock this morning the
jiion at the smelting works , to tlio
number of three hundred or moro , quit
their work and in a body demanded
a raise of twenty-five cents per day.
'this would increase the pay of Iho
men receiving $1.50 per day to 81 76 ,
and thct of the others proportionatol ;
Their demand was refused and the
ntruckj taking their dinner paila , an
marching up Farnatn street in a body
The announcement made in th
muss meeting hold in the Academy o
Music on Tuesday evening that th
smelting works men had been accorc
od their raise of pay was incorrect.
The strikers notified the Labor
era' Protective union that they wor
desirous of uniting with them an
they will doubtless become member
of that association at the meeting t
bj hold this evening in Ivcssler's ha
on Thirteenth street. The smcltin
works men called a meeting at KQSS
ler's hall for this afternoon , but itwa
organised too latu to obtain the par
iicularn concerning its action ,
IIKAVV It 11 FOIICEMEJJTS *
A Br.n reporter eawSuporiritonden
Ualbxch , of the Smelting Works
about 2 o'clock this afternoon , nn
learned from him that tlio entire fore
at the wo * ' : s , including thu day am
night sbitH ! , about 300 men , had qui
work during the forenoon. Th
works uro shut down and ns quiet a
n " Quaker's meeting. " The strik
Superintendent Bttlbach thinks du
to the announcement that they hai
advanced the wages ot their moi
twenty-five cents per day. 'J'ho moi
began making inquiries , and , learnin ;
that no 'utinli raise had boei > made
grow dissatisfied and quit. Ho say
the only foundation for th6 announce
ment which was made at the Acadcmv
of Music was that ho , in a talk will
some of tlio men , had snid that as
soon aa things got in a gooc
shape this spring , they wouli
do better by their men. Aa to tin
wages paid ho says that only abou
two dozen men got as low aa $1.50
per day , and that the roat ranged from
SLG5 to § 5.00. The Smelting Works
Company have no plans arranged for
resuming work , and will keep the
works shut down for two months if
necessary. The furnaces were lofi
full this morning and the stoppage ol
work in this manner costs the com
Pjiny several thousand dollar's to begh
with , as thn cupolas all have to bu
picked out on opening up again.
HiainviNo roou LA OREUS.
* * *
The executive committee i of the
Laborers' Protective' union were in
session most of this morning at Tur
ner hall , making distribution of th
money and provisions iit. the lundf
iinong these who are most in noet
thereof. The committee are very dis
criminating in their work and thus
Far have avoided all impositions , al
though but few attemptsin this direc
tion have been made.Fho amount
thus far distributed will not exc ed
three hundred dollars and the com
mittee assured the reporter of Tin :
BKK this forenoon' that they * were
nroll 'able to hold the fort for
several weeks without doing moro
than collecting what they hud been
promised. . They have been given thus
far by. various uiiionsr.aud privateber ,
iievolonco about $300 in money and
Viantities of provisions.
Beside the snu-liiiig works strike
there were a numberof ; smaller labor
ing movements yosteAhy and to-day.
Fifteen of Mayor Boyd's men at the
packing house concluded thpy wanted
i raise in their wages , but instead of
jetting jt thfey wjro promptly paid off
Eight or nine track men in the om-
iloy ( if the Omaha .ft'St. Paul railroad
NOT DA ! KItOU.MA' IKJOUKI ) .
Wm. Jilts in , the special policeman
vho waa a'i roughly handled at the
lump in the melee of Wednesday , is
t coveiing from hia bruiaoa aud will
30 around in a few days. Ho received
i bad thump on tlio head , had hia
ic ilp'cut , and Ids face waa cut and
iruised. His injuries are not of a
lam/prom character , however , and it
a thought that ho will pull out with- [
mt many marka of the oncount jr.
L'ho kicks in the aide and cheat , from
vhich he waa reported to bo suffering ,
iayo not developed into moro than
lainful liruiaea , with no'bonos broken.
UUMOItK OF WOKK TO-MOUKOVT.
There are rumors about the street
o-day that the B. & M. company con-
emplato resuming work to-morrow
uorninc. Thoroi/no ] probable dan-
er of the men being molested if they
liould go to n ork , because the Labor-
r'u Protective Union in a body seem
com to heartily deplore what wa
ono before , and to a man disclaim
ither participation therein than wnat
hey were obliged to take in r.rdur to
tiiot the excitement stirred up by
ho outaidora. It ia equally improb-
bio , however that the B. it M. cm
ot men to work there except by pay.
ng high prices , because u in under ,
teed that the men who uoiv driven
why on Monday have i of used to io
uiu under any considerations , As
ret nothing definite coiu-erning thu at-
ival of troops seemi to bo known ,
'Jio mayor waa seen in earnest con-
ultation with thu B & M , officials
hia morning , but hia intentions
ould not bo ascertained.
The meeting of the laboring men in
Ccaalor'tf hall last evening waa a larjo
mo and very enthusiastic. About
00 men were in the spacious hall by
oven o'clock , and when the mooting
raa called to order by President
iValsh every available place was filled.
The first business of the evening
raa the report of the executive com-
irittoo. This referred mainly to
nances and ho relief measures which
ave been adopted. According to
epurt $580 in cash and $53.50 in or-
era for groceries has been contribu- >
ud. Of thin amount about $300 has
eon already expended. Men with
unities have been first helped and
lien such ot thu single men aa do-
landed assistance were rendered aid.
'wo boarding pliicoa have been found
'hero the rates of board and lodging
re fixed at 3 and $2 75 per week.
After the report of the executive
ommitteo , delegations from ether
moria and Council Bluff * were pro-
anted. Messrs. Smith and Lewis ,
f the Typographical union , stated .
lat the organization represented by
them were in full sympathy with the
1 iboring men and their cause , and on
Sunday a mooting would bo hold } tit
which money -would bo contributed
and turned into the hands of tlio'
treasurer of the protective union.
Then came some practical reminders
of the sympathy of the boys in thi
Union Pacific shops and olsowhoto
The foundry at thq shops led wit'
$100. The helpers in the foundr ,
contributed $50. The carnonter Bho.
came nobly to the front with anotho ;
$100. The men at the smoltini
works , who struck yesterday , contrf
butod § 100.34. The U. P. tinsmith
made their offering of $35 50. Tin
Council Bluff * and Spoon Lake divi
sion of the Labor Union planked up
the handsome sum of $135 , and tin
U. P. froiaht house men at Iho transfer
for turned $32 into the hands of th
As each sum was announced and
turned over to the treasurer of tin
union cheer after cheer was given fo
the generous donors , and thu otitlum ;
asm of the meeting exceeded all do
Bcription , and it could bo easily aeei
that the "sinews of war" being thin
supplied gives the men who are coin
batting grasping capital additional
faith in the success of their causo.
The amounts contributed aggregated
$552.82 and will provo most cllectivo
Letters and documents were tin
next in order and among them were
two referring to the Boycotting of
Fred Lang and McCaffrey. Lang's
letter was an explanation of some
things which were charged against
him and as a still bettor explanation ,
ho enclosed $5 in his envelope. ' The
money was added to thu general fund ,
the sont'onco of "Boycotting" was ro-
rokod , and everything remains as be
fore the resolution again Lang. In
the case of Hugh McCaffrey the srtao
determination wag agreed upon.
Mr. Turner , of the smelting works ,
made a speech , in which ho gave the
reasons for the strike which occurred
yesterday. Ho said that the laboring
men were receiving $1.35 , $1.40 and
$1.45 per day. It was promised them
on Monday last that they should have
$1 75 from that timo. When they
came to bo paid off , however , they
lound that only ton cents had been
added to their wa ea and they imme
diately made up their minds to otriko.
Then camp the all absorbing topc ;
of the militia and the probability of
the soldiers arriving here to-day.
After considerable discussion it was
resolved that if the militia came no
attempt should bo m .do , under any
circumstances , to interfere with their
operations , but another plan should
be worked upon , and that ia to "Boy
cott" the militia.
The purport of "Boycotting" was
stated tj bu that no dealings or ac
quaintance should bo maintained be
tween the conscribed parties and the
merchants of the city , unless the
merchants overlooking the field should
make up his mind to avoid such cus
torn in the future.
The Council .Bluff delegation were
led by an eloquent talker who made
the hall ring with enthusiasm.
Then aroao a point concerning the
opera house and Academy of Music ,
The men complained that a very ex
orbitant price was asked for the use
of the Academy on the ground that
( lie men would "dirty the seats. " TJ > o
mention of the play of the "Union
Spy" brought on still moro interest
ing and excited discussion and it
was finally determined to appoint a
committee to draft resolutions to meet
the case. This committee conferred
for a few minutes and then reported
the following resolutions :
Whereas , The workinsnnen of the
city of Omaha are convinced that the
notion of the mayor bus proved him
self to bo no friend to the working
classes ; and
gJWhireas , The owners of the Acad-
uuiy of Music ' , by refusing to lot eaid
ball to'thu members of the Omaha
Laborers' Protective Union except at
MI exorbitant and unusual price , have
iroved their unfriendliness to the
2dU30. ' *
Now , therefore , the workingmcn of
Dniahu resolve , that wo hereby "Boy-
: oti" Boyd's opera houao and the
Academy of Music from this date ,
ind request all friends of the laboring
lauuo not to attend there until the
itrikp of laborers for living wages is
mde'd and the wage workers have
jained a victory.
The resolution was then explained
n the various tongues and put upon
its adoption. Thi ) meeting broke up
it a lat. j hour , and the attending la-
loring men seemed to go away with u :
letermination to stand by their guns.
In the following dispatches , which
vero received last evening , nome Very
ixciting and interesting news concern-
ng Federal assistance nnd what is
lomiiig is contained. In addition to
his , a special diapitch saya that nine
iompaniea of militia are on the road
md coming toward the city at thirty
niles an hour. The militia will
loubtless bu here in good order by 0
/clock this morning.
FEDERAL ASSISTANCE. '
National Associated Picas.
WASIIINOTON , March 10. The cab-
net meeting to-day waa devoted to
lonaideration of an appeal from Oov-
irnor Nanco , of Nebraska , for rnili-
ary aid. The president introduced
ho subject aa ono of "groat impor-
anco and demanding immediate at-
ontion , " and laid before the meeting
ho following telegram which was re
ceived this morning ;
THE OOVEHNOU'H AI-VEAL.
I hereby certify that domestic vio-
once now exists in the state of No-
raska and that from reliable inforrna-
ion it is beyond the power of tlio
tate authorities to control or stay the
ame. I also certify that it is imprao-
icablo and impossible to convene the
ogielaturo of the state aa provided by
cietion 4 of the constitution of the
Jnitod States. I therefore call upon
ho president of the United States to
ilucoa sufficient number of United
Hates troops under iny protection to
ocuro protection of thu property and
hojives of Iho citizens of this state
.gainst this domestic violence.
During the discussion that followed ,
it was developed that the NobrAskr
aonators celled upon the orcaidqntlns
night to communicnto private advice
that the strikers wore inlimidatirg
workmen at Omaha and prorontiiij
completion of B. & M. work , and endangering
dangoring lives and property beypm
the power of the Btato and municipa
authorities to prevent. TheprosSdont
promised the senators to lay the mat
ter before the cabinet to-day , and
upon receipt of Iho governor's tele
gram this morning made all haste to
do so. After careful consideration by
the cabinet tlio matter was referred to
the secretary of war , who subsequent
ly telegraphed Lieutenant General
Sheridan , at Chicago , ns follows !
The governor of Nebraska Having
called upon the president for military
assistance * the president directs that
United States troops available bo
ueod in casoot emergency in suppress
ing the riot in Omaha. Please issue
Iho necessary instructions , by tele-
KtMph to Brigadier General Crook ,
directing him to place himself in com
munication with the governor of Ne
braska and cause any force that may
bo assigned to this duty to act therein
under directions of thotfgovornor of
' J- "
Spctlal to Tim llRlt.
SIDNEY , Neb. , v--
panics 0 and E of the 'jFiftrliifvvalry ! ,
and company F of the Ninth infantry ,
loft here this ovcing by'1 ft jspccial
train for Omaha , having been , called
by a special telegram to the scene of
the riots. They are ono hundred and
fifty strong , and are under command
of Capt. Emit Adams , Fifth cavalry , a
gallant frontier officer. i-i '
National Associated PreB. * ' * < t
NEW YOUK , March ,10.-vArrivpd ,
The Lake Winnepeg from -Liverpool ,
the Ri public from Liv'orrJbbll- ' *
QOT.ENSTOWN , March 10. Sailed
The Celtic for Nofr YorkrS i ,
ANTWERP , March 10. Arrivod-
The Switzerland from Philadelphia.
GLASGOW , March 10. Arrived
The Ethiopian from New York.
SouriiAMrrroNV March JO.Sailcd
On the 8th , the Mosol , froVu Bre
men , for Now York. ,
LiVEnrooL , March 10 Arrived- -
The Wisconsin from Now York.
' > 5 . .
Moxlonn Matter * .
National Associated Press.
CITY OF MEXICO March 10. The
secretary of the interior has'appointed
a commission to reform the postal ser
Minister Morgan gave a Btato recep
tion last night at which all , the cabinet
ministers were present. ,
Senor Mariscal , minister of foreign
affairs. Hays that a peaceful adjustment
of the Gautomala-Mexican troubles ia
probable , by the appointing of an in
ternational boundary commission.
The Mexican government will Bend a
special envoy to Gautemala in'eouncc-
tion with the matter.
Mason's Sontonou.- '
National AMoctnteJ 1'res. . ' * > *
1 NEW YOEK , March 10. General
Hancock has approved and promul
gated Iho finding of the court martial
which tried Sergeant John A. Mason
for shooting at Guiteau. The sen
tence of the court is : "To bo dis
honorably discharged from thosarvico
of the United States , with loss of all .
pay and allowances now duo or to
become duo him , and then to ;
bo confined at hard habor in such pen
itentiary as the proper authont os ;
may direct for eight years. "
Goiieiol Hancock designates thu '
penitentiary at Albany as the place of
confinement at hard labor. The ac
cused isto , be field at Washington
barracks until further orders given in
regard to his disposition. The gen
eral court inartial'is dissolved. ;
Gubernatorial Rtucnlity ill Ken
National Associated Preen. *
LOUISVILLE , March 10. The Com-
noicial of this city hag been lately
pursuing an investigation into the
nanner of enforcing tinea against
jamblora and lotteries , and in the
rvork traced remissions and respites in
ilmost every case for years to the
jovor of the state. KB correspon :
dent at Frankfort was instructed
o examine the state records
md discover the facts and full amount
) i money lost to the state. The sec
retary of sluto , who is Gov Black
burn's brother , refused to'allow thu
records to bo soon. This fact was
fully reported in this morning's Oc in-
nercial , and attention called to the
illcgil character of the secretary's ac
tion. This afternoon at Frankfort ,
Sov. Blackburn met the reporter on
tlio Capitol steps , attacked him angri-
Fy and with considerable profanity
backed up by an ominous looking
: ano , The correspondent avoided an
3iicountor , though the discussion ivas
irery exciting. The governor threat
ened to break the roper or's back if
Iio cvor mentioned his name in his >
paper again. The correspondent wpnt
io the telegraph office and sent
) ff his report of the affair , and was
not in coming out by Capt. James
Blackburn , secretary of state , who
lema'ndod to know if the report had
aoen sent. The reporter advised
lim to wait f r _ a paper , when Capt.
Blackburn replied that if he pub-
ished anything it would bo at his
loril. The capital is much
jxerciood , The correspondent is a >
? oung man , but game. Ho has been
idviscd to have thn governor and his
Brother arrested on pence warrants
md it may bo done to-morrow , The
Commercial will publish in full the
eports which called fortli the fuss.
Indication * .
Utlonal AbBOclated l'rcn.
, iMarchll.For the
ewer Missouri'valley : Generally fair
veathor , winds moitly from the west >
o south , followed by falling barome-
or and slowly rising temperature.
THE NATIONAL CAPITAL
Yesterday's ' Proceeding in th
Senate and Honso ,
No Business of Importance
Transacted in Either
The Attempt Made to Dofatuo
the Memory of the Dead
MUcollaucnuft Noted of n National
National Auoclatwl Vint
rilOCKKDINUi ) IN T1IR RENATI ! .
WASHINOTON , March 10. Senator
Morgan reported troin thu committee
on foreign relations the resolution ro
pleating the president to call the at
ontion of the government of Nica-
rauga to the necessity of arranging by
a convention for a final settlement ol
iniuljusted claims existing between
lie United States niul thnt country.
The senator stated the amount in
volved was from § 3,000,000 , to ? ( , -
Senator \rcst introduced n rcsolu-
ion authorizing the secretary of ware
o use vessels of the government on
ho Mississippi river and its tributa
ries for distribution of supplies to the
sufferers by the overflow. Adopted.
Mr. Conger introduced a resolution
uithorizing the construction and test-
ng of an automatic meter to measure
ho quantity and specify the gravity
of distilled spirits and malt liquors.
An amendment by Mr. Plumb , in
creasing the membership of the com-
uissiun to seven , with not moro than
our members of one party , was
The bill was then passed by a vote
of 54 yeas to 13 nays.
The bill providing for a commis-
ion on the alcoholic liquor trafllu was
gain taken up.
Mr. Bayard offered a resolution ox-
ending the investigation of the coin-
Mission to ascertain whether or not
imbibition had been followed by in
reused consumption of opium or nar-
otio drugs. The amendment was
oat by n vote of 24 to 25.
The tariff commission bill was taken
up slid made unfinished business.
The chair laid bofora the sonata a
message from the president transmit
ing a communication from thu si'cro-
ary of war recommending outlaving
crtain debts of soldiers against tlieir
lay ; also from the secretary of the in-
orior transmitting an estimate of the
ppropnation required to defray the
xpenaes of the Ute commission.
The senate wont into executive BOS-
ion at 4:50 : p. m. , and adjourned un-
l-HOCEEIIINQS IK THE HOUSE.
A resolution wna passed granting
5100,000 for the expenses of the liuhi
icuse board on the Mississippi river.
Petitions were presented from 10 ,
IfiO young ladies. 13,635 , young men
1,500 women and 12,378 men of Utal
gamut hasty action regarding polyga <
ny and askim ? the appointment of a
ommitti'O of honorable men and
women to investigate.
Mr. Camp , of Now York , asked if
.ho names cuuld.not be read , but wan
jromptly and unanimously ciuahid by
ho speaker and tlie house.
The minority report was read from
hu committee on elections favoring
ho-admission of Mr. Ball as dek-gato
'rom Alaska , reported signed by
Messrs. Thompson , Paul , Miller , Ath-
jrton and Jones.
The nouso spent tlio entire after-
won on the pnvato calendar and. pass-
d bills for the relief of a number of
Communications were received from
ho president conveying the rocom-
neliclations of various heads of depart-
nonts as Jollows : From the secretary
if state , containing a report from the
ffiiittd States minister in Mexico re
tarding thu case of Thomas Shields ,
itating he did not apply to the minis-
or for leleaso after arrest a * repro-
lenled ; from tlio secretary of state ,
untaini/ig a list of appointments and
iromotioiia intho , consular service
inco 1877 ; from the secretary of war ,
ccommonding thu passage of the bill
unking certain debts a lien against
cullers' puy ; from the secretary of
ho interior , recommending an appro-
iriation of $20,000 for expenses of
ho Uiecommissioiij from the ncoro-
aryoftho tieasury , reports showing
ho expenditure ! ) of the government
inc i 1877.
The houeo at 4:30 : took a recess un-
il 7:30 : for consideration of the pen-
The house spent the entire evening
in tlio private calendar , considering
tension bills , and at 10 p. in. ad-
ourned until Monday.
The house passed seventy-eight bills
f this nature.
rational Ai oclated 1'ross.
TUB ATTACK ON OAHFIBLD ,
WASHINGTON , March 10. A news-
lapor this morning publuhed a savage
ttack on Garfiotd , signed "Justigo , "
n which ho is likened to Judas , The
rtielo has occasioned talk , and ad-
nirers of Gariield will to-morrow reel -
el the attack. All "Honest Admirer"
ays : "Shame upon a republican who ,
cnowing worao of Garlield than
my democrat , to utter such
infully hubbanded theories that
10 might use it to blacken his memory
iluui death had stripped the dead
nan of his dofensol" An adminiatra-
ivo republican , in concludiug a long
oply , eaya : "Ho is dead , and what-
ivor were his errors , they are laid
iway with him , and we remember
nly what was urand and glorious in
ho man and which took such a hold
m the nation None but a jackal
and toady would write snch articled
and seek to stab the dead. "
The Post treats the 'otter ' at longlh
National Associated Prru.
nEl'OHTEnS WILL BE ADMITTED ,
\ ! , March 10. The com
mittee on foreign affairs has decided
to admit repfcrtcrs to the Bitting whili
investigating the alleged abstractioi
of the Peru-Chili corrcspondcnc
I rom the state department ,
Tin : runuviAN couiiR.sroKDr.NoB.
Francis Stilor nnd John Newton
thu former under clerk in the stati
dopirtniont prior to Juno 1st , 1881 ,
\nd the latter since that date , weio
bcforo the Shiphcrd investigating
cimmittoo this afternoon , Their ex
Animation was mninly ns to details o.
routine duty and thoroughness of the
if arch for the missing letter * . Neither
relieved the letters had boon ab
stracted by Mr. Shiphcrd , expressing
; ho belief that they w mid bo found
n the possession of Mr. Trcscott ,
irobably in his house in this city.
The chair stated that Mr. Trcscott
md said that ho would search for
.hem , and not hearing from them ho
iroBiniird they had not born found ,
L'ho investigation will bo resumed at
10 it m , to-morrow , when it is ex-
lected Shiphord will bo examined.
Col. llufua Ingalls , to be postmaster
Consuls : Win. F. Grinnoll , of Now
York , al Bradford ; John Wilson , of
Ohio , at Bremen ,
Postmasters : II. J. Orr , Knox , Pa. ;
Mellvillo G. Wingon , Atchiaoi : , Kaa.
Folgcr will not mako' the ono hun
dred and ninth c ill for bonds until
Monday or Tuesday. It will bo for
815,00(1,000 ( continued < h , divided in
three payments , piyablo on the 3d ,
10th and 17th of May.
All member * of the cabinet were
present to-day. Several important
subjects were discussed , among which
it iu understood ithu vacant associate
justiceship and the Chinese question ,
The comptroller of the currency
has ckclan d a dividend of 10 per
cent , to creditors of the Loik Haven
national bink of Pcnn ylvanii\tnakini ;
in all 100 per cent. , and a final divi
dend of ! ! 7 per cent , to shareholder ! *
of thu Commercial .national bank ol
Kansas City , Mo , making in all 37
per cent , to thu shareholders.
Congressman Allen , of Missouri
remains in a prccirious condition.
Iowa Solons nnd Barbed "Wire.
National AosodatoJ 1'riHj.
UES MIIINKS ' , March 10 , Thologia
laturo hai 'passed the joint resolu
tion to day requesting the Iowa mem-
bora of congro.13 to urge the president
to instruct the attorney general tr
bring equity action in the Unitoc
Statia courts in behalf.of the Unitec
Stated to sot aside patents and ro-
issuts- thereof now claimed to bo
owned by Wauhburn , Moon & Co.
and others , relating to barbec
wire , BO far as the origin
al patents or re-issues may
bo lound fraudulent , and to
restrain.such porsonn from commcno
ing prosecuting actions by .virtue
of these paten s , and io further urge
such general legislation as will requiii
suits to bo instituted by the govern
mentto cancel pi > tenls if sued inadvort
enily as void foe want of novelty.
Tlio resolution wus introduced by
Senator Nichols. It is understood
the farmers' ptotectivo association
oiigiiuUcd it to protect themselves
from prosecutions now pending.
1 ho J annott0 Rescue-
National AKOilalvd 1'n.hB ,
WARIIINOTON , March 10. Secretary
Hunt this inoining received a cable ;
gram fiom Mr. Bennett at Cairo , say
ing that his correspondent intended
leaving Irkutsk at once for the mouth
of thu Luna , and that it would be of
thu greatest advantage in the search
if Noroa could bo ordered to 'accom
pany him. Lieut. Hurber will roach
Irkutsk too late to go to thoLonadelta
on slede. Ho usla the secretary to
send the .necessary permission to
Secretary Hunt cabled Lieut. Dancn-
hewer at Irkutsk to allow Noroa to go
with the Herald correspondent to the
Chicago Stack Exchange.
National AucjUutcd 1'ics .
CniOAdo , March 10. The Chicago
stock exchange is being organized.
The principal features of thu now
tchemo mil be aa follows : The ox-
exchange will be n mutual association
of brokort who will not for the pro.
eont , at leant , act und-.r a Regular ntato
ohaitor , A licli nieii.bor will huu an
qnalahaie in Iho niiin , gcmont i.nd
stlpjioitor lho exchange. ' . All inun-
ben of ; ! ' < < old sioirk board will bu
elected to n. uibiuhip free , no.v iiiuiu-
hers buing ' quired to puy a feu for
initiation. All western railroad stocks
and bonds will bo listed and culled.
Mining stocks will bo handled with
caution , only a few to bo admitted at
Effect * of the Storm.
National A.wclatod 1'rotu.
CIIIUAOO , March 10. The storm of
last night was the most severe and
widespread of anything vet experi
enced this season in this vicinity.
The winds assumed the proportions
of a gale nearly all night , accompanied
alternately by rain , snow and sleet.
Telegraph poles and wires were pros ,
trated in nearly all directions. At
Davenport 0 to 8 inches of snow fell ,
Ten to 14 inches ia reported in Southern -
ern Illinois. A largo number of minor
caaualitire , thu result of the gale , are
reported from separate parts of the
The Female Faster.
National Add elated I'twu.
LOOIBVILLE , Ky. , March 10. Ann
Eliza Hermann , in the county inaano
asylum at Charleston , Ind. , completed
the fifty-eighth day of her fast to
night and dtill refuses .food. Her
physician describes her aa 'the weakest
living mortal on earth ,
FLEEING FROM THE FLOOD
Simultaneous Break of tlio Levee
in Tounossoo ,
Compelling the Inhabitants to
Ply to the Bluffa for
No Stoppage in the Disaster
thnt is Overtaking
Dcmnndft Continually Made for '
Moro Rntioni. '
NEW YOUK , March 10. A Now Or
leans dispatch Bays there is great dan
ger of thu city bting inundated by the
floods. Three thousand men have
bean ordered out to strengthen the
March 10. Register
Uruco has received a petition from the
Mississippi legislature asking him to
confer with the secretary of war and
to request further aid for the sufferers
by thu flood. Mr. Bruce will call on
Iho secretary at once and will urge
thociuso of the people of his state
and of the entire valley.
MBMriiiH , Murch 10Tho levee is
broken in ton places. Ono thousand
acres nro nnjer water. Stock was
saved with great difliculty. The loss
is very great. Three hundred men
are at work.
At 4 o'clock yesterday morning the
levee at Pushmatiipa Landing , Miss. ,
140 miles below , broke in ton places
simultaneously. Tlio water rushed
through in vast volumes , flooding the
plantations of Jenkins , Jones and
dimpson , who own about 1,000 acres <
A strong southwest wind was blowing
at the time. A force of eighty men
were employed on the levee , and a
largo number wore washed away ,
picks , nhoveN , wheel' , plows and-
other implements , being owep' before
The ftleoping hands escaped with <
great difliculty. They were not aware
of thu danger , being immersed in the
water , and had a hard struggle to got i
to places of refuge un the parts of the
levee unbroken. The family of Mr.
Perkins , living near by , had a narrow
esotpu from drowning and were with
difliculty fished out and taken to Ltko
Charles , a ride several miles back in
the country , the t'lp being made in a
dug out. There arc 200 hands em
ployed in the places named ; all the
eilnnB worn flooded by water , and they
only saved themselves by walking to
diy places on patches of thu levee.
Stock was snainpud on the levee and
saved by peisons in dugouts. The
steamer Belle of Memphis , which
oaino by ttfelvo hours after thn break ,
took people off wet , sick and suffer
ing. Butwoon Puahinataha and Con-
cordia , twelve miles below , which is
affected by this break , the levee was
four feet high and fifty feet base , ?
sand foundation and much of it newly
mado. The foundation was napped
by the backwater and by the mam
liver , but if the levee hud been at
tended at the proper time it would ,
have stood. The levees uro eaid to
Inivo been cut a mile above yesterday.
to prevent towns from being washed
NKW OUI.IUNH , March 10. A spec
ial to this evening's States says the
break at Point Coupe is a thousand.
ft-ot wide. Water is running through
ten feet deep and it is useless to at
tempt 10 stop it. The river will join
with that from Morgan Sea break ,
which II.IB already filled the awampa
and ovei flowed the river Jaud to
PJaiqiioininu and the Goasontto coun
ty , where the lands equal in riclmeea
the river lands ,
SruiMiriRLD , 111 , March 10. The
commissioners of Alexander county
to-day applied to Governor Otillom for
relief for about 1,000 people driven
from the low linds of that county by
the oveiilow. The governor tele
graphed the state's agent at Mound \
City to aond them pirt of the rations
furnished for sufferers in Pulaski ,
county and this afternoon telegraphed
the secretary of war for an additional
supply. In these two counties there
are about 0,000 people dependent on
the public for subsistence.
VicKsnuuo , March 10. A mos
earnest ' appeal and request comes
from the Mississippi river levees , both
people and owners , tenants and labor-
urs alike bogging all steamboats not
to run through Slack Island chute bo-
mime the levee at Kllslie , above Den
Loinoitil. is in the moat precarious
Bomliti m ; that this levee protects u
I'aut extent of country in Isaaquona
ind Sliiirkiii c.nuitirs that would bo
tvull uvul if it broko. It ia only
maintained by gieat labor , diligence
aid expense. _
Tlio Allianoo iu Illinois.
Ilia. , March 10.
Some time ago a circular httor waa
insued in this state signed by A. J.
Streolor , David Ward Wood and
George II. Harding , inviting all farm
ers' alliances , granges , and othorfarm-
eV associations to appoint dele
gates to a convention at Springfield -
field on the 15th instant to or-
gani/.o the agricultural interests of the
Btato for the purpose of compelling
railroad corporations to comply with
the laws and for securing u sohodul6
of rates that shall be equitable to nil
parties and to the corporations. Re
ports received hero give u list of over
two hundred and fifty delegates ap
pointed covering thirty-fivo counties ,
and the convention ia expected to bo
largo. It ia buhuvod in certain qui'-
to bo the beginning of a revival ot tbJ
granger excitement after years on the
name subject. '
National AuoclatoJ 1'rooa.
OiKt'iNNATi , March 10. Charles S.
Murphy , a cabinet-maker , suicided
this molding by standing before ft
looking glass and cut'ting his throat
with a nuor.
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