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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE.
ELEVENTH YEAR OMAHA TIiniiSDAY MOJRNTNG , MARCH'lfi. ' 1882. 227
/i MUZZLING MONEY.
.A Valiant Eepresentativo Who
WonM Bule the House ,
But Who Was TVioo Sat Down
Upon Hard by the
Eoport of the Committee That
InYostiguted the Treasury
The Correspondence on the
OAOOB of Certain OitieenB
in Britith Jails.
r Miscellaneous Notes of B National
.flWIoiul AnocUtod from.
I FROCEBDINOR IMTUH flRNATB.
WASHINGTON , March 15. Mr. Ed-
munds asked indefinite leave of absence -
> sonco on account of illnocs in his fam
Mr. Mahonorom the committee
on naval aflairs , reported the bill for
the relief of the Albomarlo & Ohosa-
pcako Canal company.
The tariff bill was laid aside in
formally to allow Mr. Gtrland to give
his reasons fur supporting the bill ap
propriating $15,050,000 for construct
ing And repair of lovoea of thn Mis-
.oiasippi. After dobltn the bill was
referred to the committee on improve
ment of the Mississippi and tribu
Consideration of the postoffico ap
propriation bill was resumed.
An amendment to the clause appro
priating § 7/250,000 for star route ser
vice , giving all employes of contract
ors or sub-contractors a Hen On money
duo them was debated at great length
And finally agreed to and the sonata
went into exeoutivo session and soon
PROCEEDINGS IK TUB HOUSE.
The house paiaod tha bill appro
priating 8 91,000 for the annual pay
ment of claims on property destroyed
by the army in Tennessee.
A resolution was offered directing
inquiry ai to the right of the military
it try Mason for infraction of civil
law. Referred to the committee on
The senate resolution appropriat
ing $15,000 for relief of Mississippi
.suffdrors and strengthening levees
was taken up.
Mr. Mtirsh (111 ( ) objected to appro-
priatiug for the levees on the ground
they are private prttperty. The
amendment was accepted , providing
paasage of the resolution does not
bind the government to a policy of
improvement of rivers ; the money is
only to be used on levees when dan
ger is imminent. Passed.
The Chinese bill was taken up and
Mr. Page began a apeecb.
Ho argued there was danger of the
Ohinoso overruning the country by
reason of the numbers coming here ;
that they came without the intention
of becoming citizens of the United
States. He had read the celebrated
Morey letter , and Garfield'a letter de
nouncing it aa a forgery. He con
tended Garfield , as a republican leader -
er , favorfd the protection of labor by
, pro von ting the coming of Chinese.
Mr Rico ( Mass. ) made a strong
speech against the till , taking the
grounds that the bill is not in keep
ing with the principles of the govern-
vmont , nor the treaty with China ; that
the Chinese need not bo feared in re
gard to the effect upon labor , society
or other institutions of our govern
Further discussion of the bill was
interrupted by Mr. Money , lMiss. ( ) ,
who during the discussion of the Mis-
aissippi river appropriation resolution
'Cluriod that nobody from the Missis
sippi valley was permitted to speak on
the resolution , and ; .was reprimanded
by the speaker for usurping the floor
to make a speech out of order.
Mr. Money at that time resumed
his Boat , but just before adjournment
r arose to a question of privilege and
road from the official record the re
marks of the chair , holding the speak
er had no right to reprimand.
The chair again called him to order ,
saying ho understood him to rise this
time to a question of privilege. If it
was for the purpose of criticising the
-chair , the ohair would call him to or .
der.Mr. . Money replied ho considered'
the course of the chair in reprimanding
.him a gross violation of the rules.
This created much excitement. All
the house was on it loot amid cries of
"Order" from the republican side.
An oxcitincr discussion ensued , the re
publicans claiming the speaker was ,
only carrying out the rules of the
Ihouso , the democrats contending the
ohair had no right to reprimand a
mombpr but that the language of the
offtmding member should bo taken >
down and the case rop-irtod to the
Finally on motion of Mr. Martin
( a democrat ) , the house adjourned :
-amid o3nsiderablo excitement.
hitloral Associated 1'rwa
BBPOIIT OF THE INVKSTId ATINO COM-
WASHINGTON , March 15. The
ovidonoo cited in the voluminous report -
-port of the committee on appropria
tions in regard to the so-callod Sher- [
unn investigation was submitted to
the somto this afternoon , and shows
a great deal of work WAS done by em
ployes of the treasury deportment on
Shorman's new housu and paid out of
the treasury. Carpets were sold at a
private sale to sundry employes by
Pitney and subordinates , great irregu
larities existing in the sales and payment -
ment of money. The committee also
fiad great irregularities and abuses in
regard to waste paper and payment of
> axpea M of assorting the same and
keeping account in regard thereto
Copious extracts are given from Shor
man's testimony , who states that Pitney
noy was empowered by him to colloc
rents for his houses and stables , at
tend to repairs and pay bills , etc , fo
expense incurred on account of such
property. The ex-socrotary slates hi
never hoard of Bradam's bill and i
mortified tha' . in spite o
all chocks and guards of' the
treasury department that it had been
paid apparently to promote hi
political interest. Ho had been try
ing to recall the circumstances tha
would load him oven to suspect any
body was using stationery , getting
money , or making the treasury in on ;
wa ; responsible for his expenditures
aniy ho could not recall a single inci
dent that over raised suspicion in hit
mind that such a thing wna in pie
gross , and had occurroa until Pitno ;
told him about Bradam'a bill. II
emphatically denies any men workot
for him while secretary of the treas
ury who were on the roll of the department
partmont , hut what ho believed wort
paid by Pitney or out of his own
pocket. Ho never restricted the ox
ponditurca of Pitney in regard tc
property animated in his care am
never disputed his bills. In rogan
to this testimony the committee sayi
that any funds of the treasury department
mont were not used for his individua
benefit or otherwise misappropriated
For years prior fo 1881 the pay rolls
of'persona employed in cabinet shops
bindery and Ltundry of tha troasur
department were made in blank with
out any amounts , which wcro insorlec
after the employes had signed. This
abuse was corrected in Juno 1891. Ar
ticles were purchased in ono fiscal year
beyond the amount appropriated for
that year , and afterwards paid for ou
of the appropriation for the next fis
cal year. Persons wore employed to
do certain kinds of labor and wcro
paid thorofor nut of the appropriation
for entirely different kinds of labor.
Excessive prices were paid for arti
cles and larger quantities pur
chased than actually needed , and
purchases made in orpoaition to the
stntiito requiring public , advertise
ment. These , say the cdmmittco ,
are some of the instances of fraud ,
abuse and irregularities in the dis-
busemont of the contingent fund ,
and cannot bo too severely con
domned. After quoting largely from
the evidence with respect to fraudu
lent vouchers , the report quotes
opinions of heads of different depart
ments as to the existing system , and
in conclusion < t is stated that the ox
isling laws when enforced are suffi
cient to secure proper and legitimate
disbursement of the appropriation
for contingent expenses. It it re
commended the treasuryjstprekeepor
bo n man of unquestioned integrity ,
and independent of every officer ex
cept the secretary of the treasury.
Annual or semi annual examinations
of accounts and methods of expendi
tures of appropriations for ouch de
partment are also recommended , such
examinations to be made by trusted
and reliable employes. The report
concludes , "Tho duty imposed upon
your committee has not been an
agreeable one , nor ia a committee ol
congress during a session well adapted
to make a proper investigation. " All
members ot the committee , sign the
National Associated Presa.
HIE CORRESPONDENCE CONOEENINO
WASHINGTON , March 15. In the
correspondence which the department
of state has sent to the committee on
foreign affairs botweentho department
and our legation at London , respect
ing the imprisonment of Americans in
Ireland under the coercion act , it ap
pears that in the negotiations regard
ing McSweenoy , Lowell failed to ob
tain from the British government any
information beyond that contained in
the warrant of arrest , but ho was as
sured by Lord Granville that Me-
Sweeney's conduct had brought him
under the coercion act , and ho could
not be released. Hart's reputation is
reported bad , and ho will not promise
to behave hotter if sot at liborty. In
uiswor to the instructions to waive
For the present all discussion of justifiableness -
fiablonoss of these arbitrary imprison
ments , but to press for an early trial ,
Minister Lowell states that her majes
ty's ministers have promised to give
ho matter immediate attention.
, CAPITAL NOTES
Rational Auuclatod fte-a
WASHINGTON , i ) . 0. , March 15 ,
.882. The bill uppropriatini , ' 86,000-
)00 for the improvement of the Mis
issippi levees was adopted by Jth
ull committee for a favorable report
o the houso.
Shiphord , president of the Peru-
ian company , was before the house
ommittco on foreign affuira to-day
nd stated that ho had copies in his
ettor book of four letters to Blaine ,
vhich were missing from the state do-
mrtment files , and asked if the sub-
onea call ad for them , and for copies
if his correspondence with Secretaries
vart8 and Blaine , ministers , consuls ,
nombora .of congress and other ofii-
ers. The committee held a secret
lession and discussed the scope of in-
luiry , and decided to require Ship-
lord to produce all correspondence
vith United States ministers and ofti-
ials. Adjourned to Saturday.
The following are among the con-
irmations made by the senate to-day :
Colin Russell Young , of New York ,
Minister to China ; 0. A. Logan , of
llinois , Minister to Chili.
The report here to-night is that the
ichemo for putting S. B. French in
ho Now York colloctorship in place
if Robertson has assumed definite
ihapo and that Secretary Folger is
u > t aversa to the proposed change.
At a meeting of the democratic
songressional committee after ad-
ournment to-day , Gun. Roaoorans
raa mode chairman of the exooutivo
committees Mr Flower , of Now
York , was a'so ' elected a member , nn <
these two authorized to select th
The republican caucus in the hous
to-night , lasted two hours. A resolution
tion was offered by Mr. Shollenbor
gor , declaring it inexpedient to lefjis
late any reduction of the ( ax on dis
tilled spirits , tobacco or liquor
Speeches were made by Messrs
Snellonborgor , Ka'sson , Dunnoll
Kclloy and others , and the resolution
tion was finally adopted. A feolinj
of willingness to afford relief to dis
tillers by extending the time whiskoj
men rcmaim in bond was indicated
The subject of amending the rules as
reported by the committee was dis
cussed by Messrs. Rood , Cannon
Ilobeson , Robinson and others
While the members generally favorcc
the proposed amendment , it was
deemed unwise to mt > ko it c
partisan question by caucus endorsement
mont and no action was taken
Illinois , /lnt 1-MonopulUts
National Associated Press.
, 111. , March 15. The
anti-monopoly state association mo
this forenoon in the supreme court
room in this city with about ono hun
dred delegates present and organized
by electing Edward Rossolor , of Shel
by county , president , and J. M.
Shatnbois , or Cook , secretary. A
commit too consisting of one delogat
from each congressional district was
appointed on resolutions and adjourn
ment taken till afternoon to await the
report. The Sixteenth congressional
district was not represented.
In the afternoon nothing of impor
tance was done but to adopt the re
port pf the committee on resolutions.
The following are its chief points :
First. Endorsing the doctrine embodied
bodied in the railroad legislation ol
Illinois , and affirming the responsi
bility of corporations to the legisla
tive bodies that created them.
Second. Urging the government
and railroad warehouse commissioners
to prompt action in prosecuting viola
tions of railroad laws.
Third. Condemning the railroad
pass system and declaring a determi
nation1 to oppose all candidates for
legislative , executive and judicial po
sitions who accept thorn or who will
not favor legislation in opposition to
Fourth. Favoring the appointment
of a commission of ono or more in
each county to report and aid in pros
ecuting violations of the railroad laws.
Fifth. Designates the modes by
which said commission may proceed
ceod in bringinc ; suits.
Sixth. Calls on the railroad and
warehouse commission to fix passen
ger rates at two cents a mile on main
lines Bjid condemns the "failure of
the commission to make a just re
duction of freight rates on short hauls
in which the people of this state are
chiefly interested. "
Seventh. Declares it to be the duty
of the railroad and warehouse com
mission to bring suita on ils own mo
tion and without formal complaint for
the correction of abuses brought to
its notice in any way.
Eighth. Declares the railroad and
warehouse commission has failed to
do its duty and often boon the Bor
vant bf the railroads.
An executive committee was ap
pointed consisting of Geo. F. Hard
ing , of Cook , A. J. Stroeter , of Mer
cer , and Geo. Ball , of Macoupin.
The county commission referred to
will be appointed later.
National Associated Press.
NEW ORLEANS , La. , March 16.
Floods * from watersheds have over
flowed a larger area of fertile low
lands than over known boforo. At
points above Yicksburg the worst is
over. The water rose three inches at
Vicksburg between 2 a. m. yesterday
and G a. m. to-day , being 6 foot 5 inch'
os above the danger lino. As the
flood sweeps downwards , cotton and
sugar plantations will bo further dam
aged. The disaster ia most ruinous ,
not only to planters but merchants.
Now Orleans ia considered safe ,
but a further rise of a few inches is
expected. The overflow has furnish
ed irresietable argument in favor of
national treatment of the Mississippi
and ban shown tlio defects and advant
ages of the proposed engineering sys
NEW OHLBANH , March 15. The
condition of the people in the over
flowed districts of Louisiana become *
more critical every day. Breaks in
the levees continue. The List ono ,
Ship'n bayou , broke through the levee
twenty-two foot high unit will overflow -
flow TonsoB and Concordiii parishes ,
fllilos of levees are in bad condition ,
liublo to break under pressure of the
rocpnt rise above. Applications for
relief exceed the supply , Quo hun
dred and thirty thousand irttinns were
eont up interior streams toluy by the
Miuno ota Monlolpalitiei.
National Associated I'rcai.
ST. PAUL , Minn. , March 15 , The
allowing are the results of the olec-
ion in this state yesterday :
Owatouna elected a democratic
nayor and two uldormon ; the repub-
leans the recorder , treasurer , assess-
r , oity marshal , street commissioner ,
member of the school board and
Northfield elected the entire citl-
In Austin the victory is about
qually divided between the parties ,
At Glyndon the old officers were
atlonal Antedated i'ruu
KOKOMO , Ind. , March 15. A fire
i Nov London originated in Moss
Iron.1 grocery and burned four build-
ngs. FlaveiiB Moss , who had heavy
usurance , was arrested tor arson and
* in jail hero.
A Rock Island Safe Robbed.
National Axioclated 1'ieu.
JOLIKT , III. , March 17. A burglar
> low open the Ba'o at the Chicago ,
lock Island & Pacific freight depot
arly thia morningand got about $ ! .
000 in cash. No clow.
Who Hoot at a Banquet and
Tloklo Each Other ,
Wbat Old Sam Tildon Thinks
of ( he Great Soldior-
Who Inaugurated the Policy
They Would Carry Out ,
if They Gould.
Henry Wattoraon Declares the
Democratic Press of the
Country ia Worthloeo
Other Remark * BSado by Diatln-
Kitlonal Amo < Uted I'm * .
OHICAOO , March 15. A banquet in
commoinoration of iho 115th anni
versary of the birthday of Andrcvr
Jnckson was given to-night at the
Palmer.houso , by the Irbquois olub ol
this city , a prominent democratic
organization. Among the prominent
guests were lions. Thomas A. Hen-
dricka , of Indiana ; Wmj * P. Vilas , ol
Wisconsin ; L , Q. 0. Lainar , of Mississippi -
sissippi ; Lyman Trumbull , of Illinois ;
Frank n. Hurd , of Ohio ; Henry
Wattorson , of Kentucky ! .lames R.
Doolittlo , of Wisconsin ; John D.
Caton , of Illinois ; Carter II. Harrison
risen , of Illinois ; Col. B. J. D. Irwin ,
of the army ; Hon. Perry II. Smith ,
Hon. Samuel M. Moore , Erskino M.
Phelps , president of the Iroquois
olub ; M. W. Fuller , Thomas Hoyno ,
and Julius S. Grinncll. There wore
seated exactly 300 persons. The ban
quet proper began at 8 30 and con
tinued to 11 o'clock , at which time the
Following programme of toasts was ob
"Our Country , " Thomas A. Hmdriclu.
"Andrew Jackson. " Win. F. Vila * .
"AnUntuvidabloUnlon of Indestructible
StHofl , " L. Q. C. Eamar.
" ' Samuel J. Tilden
"Democracy , ( let
"The Federal Constltufon , " Thos. F.
B yard ( letter ) .
' "A Keunlted Country , " Duke Gu reu.
"L cal Self Government , " Lyman
"A Tariff for Revenue Only , " Frank
"Opposition to Monopolies , " Jamei K.
"Jhe Democratic Prew , " Henry Wat-
"TheMonroo Doctrine , " Wm. J. Allen.
"Tho future of the llepnbllc , " Richard
"The President of the United States"
"The State of Illinois'John D. Caton.
"The City of Chicago , " Carter II. Har
rison.ExGov. . Horatio Seymour , of Utica ,
tf. Y. , Hon. Samuel Randall , .and a
argo number of democratic senators
and congressmen Bent letters of re
gret. A letter was read Jtrom Jero S.
Block in which he regretted that he
could not be present U > refute the
charges that Jackson waa.-tho author
} f the practice 'which1 now corrupts
iho cirif service by making office the
reward of partisan crimes. Letters
were also rracl from Gens. Geo. B.
MoClollan and W. 8. Hancock.
Samuel J. Tilden , replying to the
xjast "Democracy , " transmitted by
mail a glowing tribute to the memory
of Andrew Jackson. Ho began by
saying : "I cordially join you in the
lomago you' propose to pay to the
memory of that great soldier-states
man , Andrew Jackson. Ho repre
sented the exultant nationality of
sentiment which has always character-
zed democracy and manifested in the
public crises his own invincible deter-
nination to maintain the territorial
ntogrity of our country and the in
dissoluble union of the states. " Re-
iowing the political system and re-
orais of the times , ho 'said : "Wo
must hope that prpvidenoa will , in its
own good time , raise up men adapted
o and qualified for the wise execu-
ion of this great work , and that the
> eoplo will put him in possession of
he executive administration , through
rhich alone that noble mission can bo
Henry Watorson responded to the
east , "The Democratic Presstrac -
tig the changes which , have taken
ilaco since the days of lUtchio and
31air. Tho-subjcot of his toast , ho
aid , was "no lougor a power in the
and : it"no longer issues the decrees
f adminibtrations nor unfolds the
wliciea of the government , nor ro-
ichoos the spirit of the ago , It is in-
eed but a poor relation , aincoru ,
oy.tl , full of courage and hope , but
iko the party divided , irresolute and
) urposolesa. " The key note of his
poech was that the democratic party
uuld bo made the party of the future
> y the advocacy of a tariff for revenue
nly by the democratic prone.
"Tho Federal Constitution"
ponded to by a lottur from Senator
' . F. Bayard , of pelware. Ho
irged that thoau political principles
be uphold , which preserve the liberty
nd happiness of the people , giving
ccurity to all and special privileges
nd powers to iiunu.
The toast of "tho State of Illinois"
7os responded to by Ex-Gov. John
tl. Palmer , of Springfield. His ro <
narks consisted iniiinly of a review on
lie politics and .political growth of
lie state ,
National Ansoclutud 1'rcnf. *
HAUTKOK i > , Conn. , March 15.
lev. Dr , Burton , of thin city , and
tov. Dr , Perrin , of Farringtan , were
looted \o \ till the vacancies in the
'ulo faculty by the death of Dr.
joonard Bixcon and the resignation of
) t. Arms.
OINOINVATI , O. , March 15 , Isaac
> ay ton , a prominent citizen and bnsi-
nets man for the past half century , is
lead , Ho was born in Now Mllford ,
) onn. , ninety-one years ago , but has
teen a Teaident of this city sixty
POINT PJ.HABANT , W. Vat , March
5 , An explosion occurred on the
tow boat Etna here this morning.
fireman was killed outright and the
ciptain and others severely injured
The boat it a total wreck , She was
owned by George it Bolts , of New.
port , Ky.
SCIUNTON , Pa. , March IB.Prof -
J. K. Uawkor
to-day obtained a ver.
diet of $4,500 actainst Morris Gold
smith , a prominent merchant , for
signing an alleged libelous petition to
the state MUporintondont of schools
remonstrating against the issue to the
professor of a commission as auporin
tondont of the Scranton schools.
SrntNOFiRLD , III. , March 15 , The
only now small pox cases reported in
the state are ono in OollinsvilloMndI >
son county , and a mother and two
children , at Bremen , Cook county.
COLUMBUS , Ohio , March 15 The
jury in the CM o of Fred Nowburgh ,
the defaulting secretary of the board
of public work , returned a verdict of
guilty on the indictment for obtaining
money by false pretenses.
About fifty counties were ropro
scntod at the mooting of county com
missioiiors , who formed a state organ
ization by electing W. II. Hill , of
Hamilton , president. The discus-
MODS pertain to the duties of commis
WASHINGTON , March 15. The Na
tional Tobacco association met to
night , and G.V. . Helm , of Now
York , was elected president llulm
said the object of the meeting was to
oppose free leaf tobacco. It was voted
to allow Jobbers scats in the conven
tion. Sixty-five delegates wore proa
ont. It was stated congress had de
cided to reduce the tnx from 1G to 10
cents per pound. There is a strong
iontimo t against pasiaiio of the free
loaf bill and against any reduction.
Nation * ! AiwodateU k'rcM
ST. PAUL , March J6. Half a dozen
ictitions are buitiij ciroulatod hero for
; ho pardon of Sonrgint Mason , obtain
ing many signatures.
WASHINGTON , March 15. A writ of
liaboos corpus has been applied for
Mason before Judge Wylo , on thu
. round that the court martial has no
jurisdiction in a case of assault with
intent to kill ; that Article of War 58
confers on court martini powers to try
such cases in time of insurrection
) r rebellion onlyand thai the sentence
is excessive and illegal.
WASHINGTON , Match 15. Sergeant
Mason , before ho sturud for Albany
: o-day , sent a letter to the Washing
; on Critic , in which ho says ho was
sentenced to prison fur eight years
for missing Guiteau ; that everything
was straight in his court mania ) , and
10 "don t want to bo pardoned by no
juiteau president. "
At a late hour this afternoon Judge
Wiley decided advorauly on the
writ of habeas corpus in the caao of
Fatal Boiler Explosion.
tatlonal Frou AsaocUtlon.
LYNN , Mass. , March 15 By the
explosion of t boiler at Goodwin's
"actory , John B. Mcero was killed.
Qis body was thrown fifty feet over
an adjoining house and into the base
moot. Poly Doyle and- William
Queran were fatally injured. Stephen
Hanson , D. B. Thrasher and two
3thera wore severely wounded. Moore
iiad several times notified the em
ployers that the boiler was unsafe. The
sxplosion occurred in the middle of
Iho largo shoo manufncting district ,
and had it occurred half an hour later
would have boon in the centre of hun
dreds of employes who would have
on at work. Moore leaves n wife
and family. _
National Amwciated From
LITTLE ROCK , Ark. , March 15.
The executive .committee of the demo
cratic state central committee mot and
adjourned after fixing the basis of
representation and naming the 15th
of Juno next for the meeting of the
state convention to nominate nlato
Iliccrs and congressmen at largo. The
trouble anticipated between members' '
'or and those ngainst an amendment
, o the constitution was avoided by
compromise. In fixing the basis of
representation for counties heretofore
ho vote for governor was the guido ;
t was vgreud upon that the product
it the total vote for governor , proej-
lential elections and congressmen ,
livided by throe , should bo the basis. ,
Mexican Robber * . (
National Awtodatod Vrens.
CITY OK MKXIUO , March 16. A
dispatch from Guud.iluj'ira , capital of
ho state of Jalisco , says that in a
ight between a detachment of state
roops and an organized band of rob-
> ers , Meltes , chief ( if thu robbers ,
who has long been n terror to the
uthoritii'B , was killed. Lieutenant
ialino , a prominent Mexican officer ,
waa captured by the robbers , who
ed to the mountains with the troops
allowing in close pursuit.
Hacaol I Demuurta
latloaal Anuxlatod I'riox.
PHILADELPHIA , March 16. Hataol ,
o avoid arrest in Now York at the in-
tanco of Martin , his own trainer ,
imo hero , whence ho sailed to-day
n the steamer Indiana. A largo
number of people went to BOO him oif.
lo were a bolt said to contain 810-
00. Ho says ho will return in a few
nontha and light Martin's claim * , and
hat ho was inveigled into a saloon
Death of Oao of the "iicaUs. "
National Awoclatod Vint.
Pirniuima , March 15. Henry
loaly , a carpenter employed at the
lomestoart stool works , who was sot
upon and beaten by the strikers yes-
orday while on his way to work with
lis dinner bucket in his hand , died
las morning from the injuries ro-
coivod. The other persons hurt yos-
orday are doing well. Everything is
juiot to-day about the establishment.
Railroad Matter * .
Vatloaa ] Awoclatod Viuv ,
ST. PAUL , March 16. It is dofin.
itely settled that A. B. Stioknor ,
'ormer super intondent of the Canadian
L'acifio , is to bo vice president of the
Minneapolis it St. Louis railroad , and
relieve Congressman Washburnopros'
dent , of a largo share of the respor.si-
CHICAGO , March 15. There is a
sharp fight in progress between thu
Rock Island , the Northwestern , and
the Milwaukee & St. Paul roads over
the distribution of business for
points throughout the northwest , and
some lively tariff cutting1 is being
indulged. Heretofore the North
western and the Milwaukee St.
Paul roads have had Iho field to
themselves , but the Rock Island
has cntnrod and h making a
vigorous war. It is feared this
fight will result in the breaking
up of the now pool on Colorado bus !
IKBS , as the Northwestern declares it
will withdraw from the pool if forced
Lo fight the Rock Island on business
For St. Paul and Minneapolis ; on the
other hand the Rock Island say that if
iho Northwestern withdraws from the
Colorado pool , they ( the Rook Island )
will Hccedo from the Iowa pool. The
situation is desperate and is likely to
involve most of the western lines.
The Beittrion Guards-
"And there WM mounting iu hot hoate
the otutl ,
The mustering nqundron and the cUt
Went pouring forward with impetuous
' spud ,
And swiftly pouring In the ranks of
This to n certain extent describes
the econo cnatcod when Col Colby
telegraphed from Lincoln for com
pany G , to muster and hold them
selves in readiness to march to the
relief of Omaha at a moment a notice.
Change the eceno as portrayed by the
poet , from "Belgium's capital" to the
City of Beatrice , and the field of
carnage from Waterloo to Omaha and
the comparison it very striking. And
to ( ho credit of company G bo it said ,
they wcro as ready to respond to the
order of their comnnndor as were
the allied armies to mnrjlial their
forces to overthrow the great Napo-
lian. Wo hoar of but ono member of
the entire company getting loft.
It is true some of the boys were
Free to oxprons themselves asboiog in
sympathy with the laborers who wore
simply asking living wages on which
to support their families ,
still like true soldiers as they
are , they responded with alacrity
to the orders of their superiors. And
Beatrice is justly proud of her boys
who have thus shown their willing
ness to "do ancj dare" for the relief of
a sister city , and for the honor of the
great state of Nebraska. And yet it
is fearful to think what might bo fate
of our fair city in case the "commun
istic" element hero should make any
demonstrations during their absence ,
as our valient mayor is also away , vis
iting among his friends in the badger
state ; and what makes our citizens
more uneasy is the fact that of late
there has boon symptoms of un out
break. In fact , on the very day that
all our available forces were with
drawn , , there were sovflral bloody
frays on our streets , and from the
treat reliable information _ at hand ,
there w s more 'blood spilt here on
that day than there has been thus far
during the entire Beige of Omaha.
But wo have hopes that Captain Her-
ron , our vigilent sheriff , and his vali *
ent lieutenant , Marshal Loary , with
the volunteer forces at their com
mand , will ba able to "hold the fort"
till the return of our mayor and the
"boys in blue. " VOLUNTMK.
Beatrice , March 14 , 1882.
Lincoln Murder Trials ,
Special to Tun Dm.
LINCOLN , 'Nob. ' , March 15. The
jury in the Donman murder casa
brought iu a verdict of manslaughter
against the dofondant.
Quin Bohanan , the Wavorly mur
dorcr , was arraigned to-day and his
counsel given until to-morrow to file a
petition for change of venue.
The Telegraphers' Convention-
National AwtoclaU-J 1'ieia.
CINCINNATI , March 16. The na-
ional convention of telegraphers are
n session hero. Delegates are present
rom nil loading cities of the west.
l ew York , Now Enfeiand and the
south are ropresi-ntcd. G. W. Boss ,
if Cincinnati , is in the ohair , and L.
> t. Louis , of Louisville , is secretary.
Tlio day was spoilt in naming commit-
oca and in preliminary work.
In the after.ioon the telegraphers
reassembled with A. L. Baker , of
Chicago , permanent chairman , and
) eorgo Boss , of Cincinnati , aa pur-
nanent secretary. The chairman do-
ivored an address , saying such time
honld bu spent here as. may bo nec
essary to bfloct a grand , and glorious
Pennsylvania R * > venn Com- .
National AwocUtod Pinna.
PHILADELPHIA , March 15. Th
atato revenue commission decided to
exempt from taxation steamships en-
jagcd in foreign trade. The bill fox
jollocting revenue was adopted it
irovidos for two appraisers in Allc *
> hony county , with security of
1,000 each ; the fi > ea of the latter are
considerably reduced. The fee for
amusement licenses ia reduced froca
$500 to $300. The special tax on
latent medicine dealers ia to bo. ro-
noved. The bill , as a wtyolej' reduces
.axation to a considerable extent , and
irovidcs a more efficient method ol
National Associated 1'reax ,
WASHINGTON , March 10. For the
lower MiHsouri valley : Fair weather
north winds shifting to the east am
southerly , followed by rising temperature
turo and lower barometer.
DEOLINK OF MAN.
Imi > otency of mind , limb , or iune
tion , nervouw weaknesi. s rual ebUity
etc. , cured by "WclU1 Health Rcaewer
81. At all drugvUU , Depot , O. K
Q * dmaa , Omah * . * 3) )
THE IOWA LEGISLATURE.
Yesterday's ' Proceedings of the
Hawkeye Law Makers ,
The House Decides to Stand
by Its Own Apportionment -
The Bill to Qiyo the State Of-
flcors a Raise of Salary
Election of Truotoos of the Nu
merous Institutiono of
Otfaor Bailncm That "Was Dcme in
Both Honsos. ' >
Special la Tin Dn.
DEH MOINEO , March 15"i- -In the
houjo the bill to increase the salaries
of state officers was defeated.
Tiio senate amendments to the
house congressional district bill by
which it was made to confirm to the
sonata bill passed un Tuesday , , were
after a long discussion not agreed to ,
the house deciding to'aland by its
own bill , and a conference committee
In the sonata the h ouso congres
sional district bill waa taken , up and
amended so as to make < it conform to
the sonata bill , and the bill returned
to the house.
The house of roprosontativoa' dis
trict bill passed as it came from the
The house bill providing- a state
joard of school oxaminois passed.
The following trustees of state in
stitutions were olcotod in joint con
vention this evening :
State normal school commission ,
M. Field , af Blookhawkj.D. J. Mo-
David , of Sac.
College for the blind , Jacob Sprir-
gor , of Benton ; James T. Barclay , of
Oscoola ; W. H. Westbrook , of Dos
Reform school , Thomaa Mitchell ,
of Polk ; William A. Stowo , of Fre
Deaf and dumb institution , Lowid
Weinstein , ot DOS Moinoa.
Soldiers' orphans' homo ) Both B.
Bryant , of Scott.C. ; Or'cutt.of Scott ;
Geo. W. Nelson , of Johnson.
Insane hospital at Mt. Pleasant ,
Timothy Whiting , , of Leo ; . DC. P. W.
Lowlen , of Faqo ; G > R. Henry , ot
Insane hospital of Independence ,
Lewis Hi Smith ) of Algona ; A. Rey
nolds ot Clinton. /isV-'ff-
Institute for Feeble-Minded'Chil
dren , Wm. H. Hall , ot Clarke ; R. 8.
Woodraw , o Mills ; . Frod. . O'Donnoll ,
The nomination and' election of
trustees of the state university and
the state agricultural college- were
postponed until after th congression
al district bill woo agreed upon.
Adjournment will bo- put over to
National ! AwclatodiFn * ! .
DM MowKa , MarchiliS. The logia-
aturo to-day passed the bill fixing the
late of the special- election on the
irohibition amendment on Juno 27th.
n the senate a letter was road from
) onj. F. Butler stating that ho ro-
urnod Washington to present pa-
> ors and evidence ofa fraudulent w-
uo of patents in baibod wire and
hat the attorney general had notified
im that the case should bo carefully
xaminod-and every relief in the ca-
lacity of thn department of justice
iforded. ( _ . . . _
The Now Councll/BIuffd Council and
o-Now Moyorh-Ralalna Salarlea.
The now city council o Council
hold on adjourned meeting last
ight , alii being present ) . Mayor
towman having ; qualified presided.
lie time WAH.fapont in discussing the
rdinancea.doSning the cMtioa of offl-
era anil1 thoiasalaries. . An attempt
a raiuo themayor's salary from * air
lundned , dollars to sov u hundred and
fty dollars , The solicitor's salary
wa&raUecl from sit'huudrod dollara to
oven hundred dqllara , The mar-
hal's salary was fiiod at five hundred
dollars , and foes. The superintendent
of markets was granted cit-hty per
cent of the foca of his cflico. Tho.
ire departmeni drivers , had their-
monthly wagea placed at sixty dollara.
nateod of fifty dollara , and engineer
at seventy-five dollars. The oilico of
deputy uiarshall waa croatad but na
salary fixod. upon it. With these and
Bonio minor changes the ordinance
was passed and the bonds of the ofU-
ciala woreappoved. .
A swious mUundtratunding between
Bovoral families of rather low stand
ing , living in the eastern part of Coun
cil Blufl'a , culminated in a general row
yesterday afternoon which resulted in
several bloody noaos anil bruised phizes
Cleg Adams and his partner Jennie -
nio Domonford , Frederick and Lovina
were arrested and brought before Jui-
tico Abbott and lodged in jail in default -
fault of bail , They wore a badly demoralized / %
moralized quartette ,
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