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iVENTH YEAR OMAHA MONDAY MOSNINft APRIL 17 , 1888 , 255
FITZ JOHN PORTER.
The President Cannot flo Any
thing for Him ,
The Decision is Based on the
Decision of Attorney-Gen
eral Brewster ,
That Everything in Hia Trio ]
were Oorreofc and Accord
ing to Law.
Honoo the Matter Is to ho Sent Back
WASHINGTON , April 15. As was
published in those dispatches last
night , the president has decided that
ho could do nothingln the Fit ? John
Porter cuso. Thu decision is based on
Attorney General Browator's opinion ,
made . is voluminous
public to-day. rlt a
nous document , with a review of the
facts , showing that in 1602 Porter
was court-martialod , convicted , ca'sh-
iercd and disqualified from holding
government office ; how the sentence
was approved by the president Janu '
ary 21,18G3 ; proceedings of th'o
advisory board in 1378 ; their report
in the following year , witK the recom
mendation to annul the sentence ; the
report submitted to congress by the
president Juno 5 , 1870 ; how congress
took no action , and then Portor's'sub-
sequent application to the president
The opinion then cites the laws con
structing courts-martial , and points
out that no claim has been made that
any proceedings were illegal. The
question at issue is simply whether
the president had authority to annul
the action , and there appears to bo no
legal provision for further executive
action than has already boon taken.
The report cites the cases of Lieuten
ant DoVin and Major Howe , and
quotes the opinions of the intermediate
attorneys general , Legar , Bates , Nel
son , and Cushing , as well as that of
the supreme court , to show a prece
dent. It is also argued that a pardon
would not bo restoration , as army ap
pointments are only "mado from the
ranks of general officers , and vacan
cies are filled by promotion. " The
opinion is summed upon the following
"Upon the general question con
sidered the conclusion is arrived at
that it is not within the competency
of the president to afford the appli
cant the relief asked for. That is to
say , it is not competent for the presi
dent to annul and set aside the find
ing and sentence of the court martial
and to nominate him to the senate for
restoration to his former position in
the army. "
It is understood that the cabinet
unanimously approve the views of
AtTxJrne'y GenoraTErewater.J " ' '
Acting under the instructions of
the executive Secretary Lincoln to
day sent tno following to General
"Sir The president has had under
consideration your letter of the 23rd
of December , 1881 , in. which you
allege the injustice of the sentence of
the general court martial , under
which in 18G3 you were as an officer of
the army dismissed from the service
of the United States and forever dis
qualified from holding any office
of trust or profit under the
government of the United States ,
and refer to the report of the advisory
board , made in 1870 , and ask the
president , if convinced of the justice
of the recommendation of the advisory
board , to annual and sot aside the
finding and the sentence of the court
martial , and to nominate you to the
senate for restoration to your rank in
"It being advisable that before con
sidering the propriety of the action
requested by you , the question of the
power of the president in the promises
should bo determined , your letter was
by the president referred to the attor
ney general for investigation of the
subject. By direction of the presi
dent , I have to enclose you a copy of
the opinion of the attorney general ,
dated March 15th , 1882 , and to in
form you that the president concurs
in the views therein expressed , and
consequently that compliance with
the application contained in your lot-
torts not within his authority. "
Safe Barglirs Arrostod.
National Associated Press.
WASHINGTON , D. 0. , April 15.
Four men were arrested hero to-day
for safe burglary. A police sergeant
this morning saw ono of the party
standing in front ot a carpenter shop
on L street , and on attempting to ar
rest him was pounced upon by the
others and beaten , after which the po
liceman loft. Later in the day they
were arrested in a laundry near the
navy yard , and two of the men have
been recognized as Charles Woods and
Tom Jones , experienced cracksmen.
They had blown open the safe of the
carpenter shop before being disturbed
by the sergeant , but obtained nothing.
The men gave their names as Ed.
Merrill of Cincinnati , Wm. Fitzsim-
mons of Baltimore , Thomas Collins , an
Irishman , and Charles Lilley of Balti
National Associated Prow.
PHILADELPHIA , April 15. A great
open air anti-Chinese meeting was con
vened by the United Trade and Labor
council to-night at the Broad Street
square , bounded by Chestnut and
Walnut streets , and the participants
are estimated variously between 15-
000 and 20,000. A torch light pro-
peasion was paraded through the prin-
| ipal streets and transparencies wore
'splayed with inscriptions denouncing
| p Mongolians. There were addresses
throe platforms. At the princi-
pno , the chair was taken by Frank
in , president of the council. A
was made by Congressman
of Maine , who denounced
it Arthur for his veto of
Chinese bill , and ho de
clared that the interests of the
workingmen were not sufficiently considered
sidored by congress. Ho urged tha
the workingmen combine politically
and send their own representatives to
Washington. Addresses of a similar
purport were made by Charles H
Zimmerman , statistician of the stat <
labor bureau of Now Jersey , nn <
several prominent local labor men
Resolutions contending that the ob
jection to the Chinese was based upon
the coolie system , and not on race o
nationality , and calling upon congrcs
to re-enact the same measure withou
modifications , and declaring that no
system of slavery can over again oxis
in this country , were adopted.
The meeting was the largest am
most determined of any workingmen
held in this city uinco war times.
Texas Land and Railroad
National Associated Press.
AUSTIN , Texas , April ID. A substitute
stituto to a bill appropriating 2,000 ,
000 acres of land to the state university
was introduced in the senate to-day
It provides for the setting aside on
million acres to the university am
free schools , and that the balance o
the public lands bo thrown open to
satisfy railroad and other larid ccrti
.ficates heretofore issued. Senate
Duncan , author of the substitute
supported it" ill n powerful speech
claiming that outstanding certificate
wcro valid , and legal claims agnins
the state * and should bo recognized
This is the first bill introduced during
the session having for its object the
satisfying of all outstanding land cor
tificatcs ard it produced in animatoc
discussion without final action.
A railroad bill preventing the con
solidation of stock , franchise or man
agomcnt of railroads in this state , o
the leaao or purchase by any railrota
of parallel or competing lines or th <
consolidation by private or judicia
sale or otherwise of any railroai
organized in this state with any rail
road organized in another state , was
taken up in the house and was pending
ing at the time of adjournment. I
is a strike at the Gould syndicate anc
is certain to pass.
National Associated Prore. " *
ST. PADI. , April 15. Numerous
suits growing out of the late sensation
al failure of A. R. Minningcr & Co.
the Miles City , Hon. , bankers , wil
soon bo dismissed. The liabilitio
were $350,000 , and the creditors are
mostly in St. Paul , though somn 'Worn
outside of this city , including Keith
Bros. , of Chicago. Arrangements
have been mado'by Lane K. Stone , o
this city , who has "purchasu
the claims of creditors , who
were the prime movers in the plan t <
have a receiver appointed to settle al
litigation and take charge of the affair
at Miles City as successor jof Miunin
ger & Co. '
Condition of. Winter Grain. 4.
National 'AAoclat dTreM ; > > " " " *
WASHINGTON , AprillGA synopsis
of the April report of. the dopartmon
of agriculture upun the area and con
dition of winter gain shows an in
crease of 1,000 000 acres , or 2 per
cent. The estimated area ot the pre
vious croo was 24,346,000 acres. The
states showing an increase are : Michi
gan , 3 per cent. ; Indiana , 4 ; Ohio , 1 ;
Kentucky , 15 ; West Nirginia , 3 ;
North Carolina , 18 ; South Carolina ,
10 ; Georgia , 12 ; Florida , 2 ; Alabama ,
33 ; Mississippi , 54 ; Louisiana , 75 ;
Texas , 72 ; Arkansas , 72 ; Tennessee ,
17. The average increase in the cot
ton states of 20 per cent. , amounts to
Destruction hy the Iiato Storm.
National Associated Press ,
NEW OKLEANS , April 15. Special
telegrams say the destruction on the
town of Bayou Toecho by the late
storms is indescribable. The situation
is appalling. One-fourth of the
smaller buildings are down. Some
wore blown across the bayou and de
molished on the opposite bank. A
largo residence , elegantly furnished ,
with its occupants crying for help ,
floated down and next morning was
found against the bridge , with all oc
cupants missing. George McEnery
instructed the relief commissioners to
apply for 500.000 rations additional
to the 200,000 appropriated Friday by
National Press Association ,
NEW YOHK , April 15. Sailed The
Spain and the Gormanio for Liverpool ,
the Assyrian Monarch and the Bel-
gravia for London , the Furnossia for
Glasgow , the Rhoin for Bremen , and
the Waesland for Antwerp.
Arrived The Nodorland from Antwerp -
werp , the City of Rome from Liver
pool and the Silesia from Hamburg.
I vQoBENSiowN , April 15 , Sailed
The City of Richmond for Now York.
SOUTHAMPTON , April 15 , Sailed
The Elbe for New York.
LONDON , April 15. Sailed The
Persian Monarch for New York ,
Arrived The Alsatia from Now
NEW YOUK , April 10. Sailed On
the 15th , the City of Brussels for
IlAMBunn , April 1C. Arrived The
Vandalta from New York.
HAVRE , April 10 , Arrived On the
15th , the Canada from Now York.
GLASGOW , , April 10. Arrived The
Ethiopia from Now York.
SOUTHAMPTON , April 10. Passed
The Baltimore from Baltsmoro for
LIVEHPOOI , , April 10. Arrived
The Lord of Louthfrom Philadelphia ,
the Adriatic from Now York.
QUEENHTOWN , April 10. Sailed
The Pennsylvania and the Catalonia
for Philadelphia .
ROTTEKDAM , April 10. Sailed
The Rotterdam for New York.
National Associated Proa.
WASHINOTON , D. 0. , April 15.-
The newspaper , The National Republican -
lican , is about to take an office in the
same building with The Washington
roit for a term of ton years. This is
understood to be
uignificant of a mu
tual consolidation of the two journals
THE NATIONAL CAPITAL.
The Outlook for Adjournment by
tlio Middle of Jnno ,
Program of the Several Appro
priation Bills in Both
Houses of Congress.
The Saturday Session of the
House Given to Discussion
of the Tariff Bill ,
Miscellaneous Notes of a Nntlona
riiocmEss OF WOIIK IN CONGRESS.
WASHINOTON , D. 0. , April 10.
The decision of the house majority t
hold extra sessions to rush business
calls attention to the condition of th
appropriation bills. Ono , the iin
mediate deficiency bill , has become
law ; of the othera the fortifications
postofiices , consular and diplomat !
and Indian bills are in conference
and the military academy bill wit
the house committee on appropriations
The sonata amendments to the agri
cultural bill havp passed the house
and the bill is with the senate com
mittco on appropriations. The arm ;
bill is also with the sonata committo
on appropriations. The District o
Columbia bill haa been reported fron
the house appropriations committee
and is on the calendar of the committee
mittoo of the whole on the state of the
Union. An appropriation bill ii
usually considered virtually passoc
when disposed of in the houso. Al
but six have been eo passed.
There willj probabiy bo some ugh
on tha naval bill on now ships of war
to bo provided for , and on the aundr
civil bill , but no contest is cxpoctct
on any others. If the house is so dis
posed , all appropriation bills can bo
passed by the 1st of Juno and con
gress can adjourn by the 10th if the
members BO dcsiro. A great number
desire an early adjournment for the
purpose of looking after rcnomina
turns , and many of them want to become
como familiar with the districts which
have been changed by state legislatures
tures rodifltricting. The outlook , then
is favorable for adjournment in Juno.
National Associated tress.
JJBOCBEDIN03 IN THE 1IOU8B.
' WABHINOTONJ D , 0. , April 16. The
house discussed the tariff commission
' Mr.vWhito ( Ky. ) attacked the bill
recently passed extending the bone
pwiod as a measure in the interest ol
Urge .distillers procured by such mot
ju . .Col. ' Wharton , late marshal ol
) [ < 0wi Uj8 , whojthe.Bpeaker said was a
man of haoVrecord appointed by "his
now retired excellency , the late imbecile
cile from Ohio , with full knowledge o
Mr. McMillan ( Tonn. ) argued thai
congress was competent to frame a
tariff bill without farming the matter
out to a commission.
Mr. Shellabarger favored the "bill
Asuggesting the passage of a supple
mentary bill reducing the tariff-whore
abaol utely necessary In the mean
Mr. Hill ( N. J. ) followed in sup
port of the bill and of a tariff for the
protection of industries.
Mr. Wilson ( W. Va. ) , a democrat ,
spokn briefly in favor of the bill as the
briefest method of reaching the desired -
Mr. Ward ( Pa. ) alsa spoke briefly
in favor of the bill.
Adjourned at 4 p. m.
National Ai * Delated Vices.
"LOWELL AND LINCOLN.
WASHINGTON , April 15. It is au
thoritatively stated that there was no
; ruth in an evening paper report that
Lincoln is to succeed Lowell at Lon
WASHINGTON , April 1C. Ono of the
L/yddy Brothers arrived from Now
York this morning , and is prepared to
argue the case in the supreme court
on a writ of habeas corpus in the Ma
son case , which has precedence on the
calendar to-morrow. Liddy will first
jo hoard on jurisdiction. Ho has
bund no exact parallel cases , but
.hinka ho can establish his point. It
s erroneous to suppose that the
ittornoy general is to make this point
joforo the court. The fact is the
shief justice himself raised it at the
ast hearing , and announced that ho
would hear it argued. It is not ex
acted that a decision will berondorcd
on a preliminary point , but that argu
ment on the direct case will be re
vived , and the decision reserved on
> oth questions.
The idea that the cabinet decision
n the Fits : John Porter case will have
in adverse effect on the release of
Hason is not entertained , inasmuch
, s the latter finding of the court-mar-
ial has not yet had the executive ap-
iroval. It ii understood , however , that
army influence is to bo exerted
gainst Mason's release before the
imo of his sentence expires , and that
ho president may yield to that influ
ence. If BO , then the only hope lies
with the court. Bigolow , Mason's
ounsol , thinks the supreme court will
lirow the case out on Monday. Ho
rill then no longer interfere with
jiddy Bros. , the Now York counsel.
The president has recognized John
) unn as British vice-consul at Old-
The police arostilljin the dark about
lowgate's whereabouts. A clue was
bought to have boon found thia morn-
ng , and detectives were Bent to Alex
andria to investigate , but it turned
out a delusion. Signal oflicora express
ho belief that Howgato is still in the
ity , secreted by friends of high poai-
[ on , and that when matters are quieted
[ own he will bo spirited away.
The police are divided between
the theories of escape down MO
river by boat , and a night buggy rWo
across the country and escape by rM
to Canada. There is a growing lib
pression that his family are as roueh
surprised by his flight as anyone else.
It is generally believed that no oaan
finally elude capture , though ho 'ra'a ;
escape for a few months. The poll *
are also unable to obtain a clue i >
Miss Burrill , who disappeared nt itlio
Railroad Bond * In Litigation- ;
National Associated Prws *
LITTLK ROCK , April 15. Argumoh
in a case of unusual inlportanco was
concluded in the United States circui
court to-day , Judges McOrary ant
Galdwell presiding. The case involves
the validity of over $5,000,000 in
bonds issued by the state in 1870 , to
aid in the construction of a railroad
The state supreme court has declare *
the act under which the bonds wore
issued unconstitutional. The bond
holders now seek to hold the road Ho
bio. It got the bonds , and now it i
contended , notwithstanding ita ohnng
of name and the .decision of thosu
promo court , that it should bo compelled
polled to pay the bonds. The cose
which is regarded as a test one , ii
against the Little Rock & For
Smith railroad company. Argumbn
for the bondholders wasmndojDyJbhr
P. Dps Posses , of Now York' ' n'd'ox ' :
Chief Justice McOluro , of this city
The road wns represented by 0. W
Huntington , of Boston. The cour
took the case under advisement
Great interest attaches tq this cast
hero , on account of the magnitude o
the interests involved , and affuottling
certain principles of law In reference
to railroad aid securities. The deci
sion of the court , counsel say , wil
form a precedent.
Now York Politics.
National Associated Press.
NEW YOKK , April 1C. It is an
nounccd as political gosnip , tha
prominent republicans assort tha
Sacretary Folgcr is no longer a candi
date for governor. Congressman
Frank Hiscock and Senator Warner
Miller are prominent candidates. In
case the latter should accept the nom
ination , it is rumored lloscoo Gonklinc ?
will bo put forward for the senate.
This harmonizing of interests of bott
wings of the party was considered
very probable yesterday , as a Wash
ington dispatch carao to Alfred Deg-
gott , of Brooklyn , that ho hac
secured from the administration the
renewal of his weighing contract Ho
has boon a prominent half-breed.
National .Associated Prca t
SALT LAKE , Utah , April 10. Dar
ing the late Mormon conference it .was
intimated that the Saints retaliate
upon the Gentiles "tor anti-Mormon
legislation , refusing to purchase goods
from Gentile merchants Today this
mode of war was openly advocated by
elders in ' the tabernacle. .They
preached Jo buy only froniM ; < inno-nB ,
and this will be the burden of sormoni
hereafter in their churches. The
Gentiles are very indignant at this
manner of fighting , and they throator
to stop all dealing with Mormons. Ii
the lines are drawn tightly financial
troubles may bo looked for.
At the Tomb of Iilnooln.
National Associated Praia.
SuitiNoriELD , Ills. , April 15. The
seventeenth anniversary of the death
of Abraham Lincoln was observed
here to-day by memorial services al
the catacomb of the national Lincoln
monument , under the auspices of the
Lincoln Guard of Honor. The mem
bers of the legislature and a largo
number ot citizens were present. The
song , "In Memorial Abraham Lin
coln , " was sung by a double quartette.
The principal address was delivered
by Governor Culloin. John Carroll
Power read extracts from Lincoln's
National Associated 1'rcso.
PKOVIDKNOK , R. L , April 15.
Providence 25 , Beacons 3.
CHICAGO , April 15. White Stock-
ngs 21 , Spaldings none.
National Associated Press.
WASHINGTON , D. 0. , April 15.-
31aino's letter requesting permission
to give testimony in the Shlphord in
vestigation was read by the chairman
ot the committee.
Belmont refused to continue the
examination of Shipherd , pending de
cision of the question whether ho could
> o compelled to answer.
1 Scott Lord then took up the cross-
examination , eliciting nothing new.
Adjourned till Tuesday.
National Associated Prow.
CHICAGO , April 15. Mrs. Scovillo's
> etition to bo appointed conservator
of Quiteau was , by agreement , dis-
nissed by Judge Loomis in the coun-
y court. The petition will bo carried
o another court.
National Associated PIAM.
DALLAH , Tex , , April 15. A Long-
rlow ( Tex. ) special Bays the boiler of
V. 8. Robinson's saw mill burst at 8
o'clock this evening , killing 0. A.
Villis and making a complete wreck
f the mill.
fooling with Another Man's Wife.
National Associated Pica ) .
KANSAS GITV , April 15. Joe Wit-
mm was shot and mortally wounded
o-nlght by Henry Wilson in a quar-
el over the former's wife.
Suicide by Fire.
National Associated 1'ress.
MX. CARUEL , Pa. , April 15. Mrs.
ohn Richards , a minor's wife , bo-
auso her husband threatened yostor-
ay to leave , saturated her clothes
with kerosene , lit them , and , after
wenty-four hours of awful agony ,
ied to-day ,
" HOUGH ON KATS. "
Clean out r U , mice , roachef , flies ,
nts , bodbuHB , ikunkv , chipmunk * , goph.
n. 15e. Drugglita ,
Discovery of Another NMlatlo
Czar-Killing Memo ,
A Mine Pound Under the Cath
edral where the Czar
Will be Crowned.
The Britloh Government Do-
oides to Release the Irish
Suspects now in Jnil.
The General News that Onmo
Over the OaMo.
Si. PKTEUsnuno , April 1C. Eltjhty
workmen employed at the Uspansk
cathedral , which is undergoing exten
sive repairs in preparation for the
coronation of the czar ii August , have
boon arrested in connection with the
discovery of a mine under the sacrou
edifice , and very near the spot at
which the cr.tr and members of his
family would t.ikp up their position
during the coronation ceremonies.
LONDON , April 10. The govern
ment has decided to release all the
Irish subjects now in prison.
Dr. Latnson , sentenced to death for
thcamurdor of his brothor-ln-law has
had his respite extended to the 28th
of April. The homo secretary in a
letter informing him of the extension
of his respite , warns him that at that
time the capital sentence will then bo
carried into olToct unless some very
improbable event should occur to
stay the execution or better evidence
than has boon oil'urod shall bo ad
CONSTANTINOPLE , April 1C. M.
Donoyikofls , Russian ambassador , has
been invited to diuo with the Sultan.
This indicates a speedy agrcomont on
points in dispute which have retarded
the final settlement of the Russian-
[ Turkish war indemnity.
Railway Now .
National Associated 1'rcoa.
DALLAS , Texas , April 15. A Doca-
.lur ( Texas ) special announces the
completion of the Fort Worth & Den
ver railway to that point. The road
5s stool tracked and rock ballasted.
' LITTLK ROCK , April 15. Through
trains commence running to-morrow
on the Memphis & Little Rock rail
road. For nearly two months the
road has boon rendered useless on ac
count of damages by the overflow.
NEW \OHK , April 15. It is report
ed there has bonn deposited under
agreement for the reorganization of
the Marietta & Cincinnati railroad
company over two-thirds of its capital
stock , and 00 per cent of its bonds.
hp right to make deposits expired to-
National Associated Viet * ?
ST. JOSBFH ) April 15. Edward J.
Crowther , late city attorney , and now
city assessor , and also a man named
Jno. Cox , known to be on intimate
torma with Crowther , have been ar
rested on the charge of complicity in
the late $100,000 bond theft.
National Associated Prow.
WASHINGTON , D. C. , April 10.
Several anonymous communications
have boon received by the authorities
pretending to know thejwhoroabouts
of Howgato. No attention is paid ,
and no clue of any kind can bo had.
Those who might bo supposed to
know something of the movements of
Captain Howgato say ho is still in
this city. It was said lost evening
that an effort will bo made to throw
the detectives off thu eccnt by having
Nellie Burrill appear in Now York ;
where she will bo to-morrow.
National Associated 1'reos.
KANHAH CITY , April 15. Ex-Sena
tor S. W. Dorsoy passed through the
jity this morning on route to Wash
ington to stand trial tor complicity in
the star route frauds.
WASHINGTON , April 15. Ex-Sena
tor Dorsoy is on his way to this city
in compliance with a summons to ap
pear before this court. Ho will arrive
Striking for Higher Wnjo .
National Associated I'resi.
NEW YOUK , Afcril 10.-Tho track-
mtn cninloyid by the Now York Con
sul & Hudson liivcr railroad between
: hm city and Albany , numbering
1,200 , , are on a strike for higher
fatlooal Associated Preoi.
NKW OKLBANH , April 15. William
fallow , aged 70 , partner of Enoch ,
, ho philanthropist , died of apoplexy
PirrHBUiia , April 15. A Leader
special Buys that Rev. J. F , Franklin ,
rector of St. Paul's church at Erie ,
? a. , dropped dead early this morning
torn paralysis of the heart.
' Tha Turf.
National Awoctatod f icu.
BOSTON , April 15. Beacon park has
> eon leased for the season by Oscar J.
ilocum , who will open with two races
on May day , Juno 13 , 14 , 15 and 10 ,
or $5,500 premiums.
National A ioclatc < l i'rcan.
PHILADELPHIA , April 15. The jury
gave a verdict of not guilty in the
case of William Kennedy , charged
with embezzlement of $50,000 from
Jonathan Posoy. There are fifteen
other indictments against him.
Pern and Panama.
National Aiuoclated I'rcw.
LIMA , March 22. The Recollta
church , one of the largest in Peru ,
, ad ono of the earliest erected , was
0 tally destroyed by fire yesterday.
Gen. Lynch has caused the arrest
of a number of prominent Peruvians
01 complicity in the circulation of
$9,000,000 in counterfeit $500 Peru
vian notes , made in Now York and
circulated through the agency of Cat-
dcron officials and high oflicora of the
banks cf Lima and the Peruvian
The Droya railroad is closed to the
public by order of Qon. Lynch.
Bolivia and Chili have reached an
understanding , and Gon. Camaucho ,
who commanded the Bolivians in the
desperate battle of Tacra against the
Chileans , has boon appointed minister
of Bolivia to Chili , and all remaining
Bolivian prisoners liberated imd sent
Trcscott and Blaine are remaining
in Chili , it is rumored , on special
orders from Washington.
Lynch insists on Chili's right under
the Berne postal treaty to receive
and forward all mails for Peruvian
ports , and continue to do so in spite
of the protests of commanders of
foreign mcn-of-wnr in the harbor of
Cnllau. Captain Morriman , of the
United States nleanicr Adauia , at
Callao , nmdo a formal protest , which
Lynch answered by reference to the
treaty. The protesting parties have
the United States boats Adams and
the Pon&ocola , the French iron-clad
Triumphantpand the corvottoLunior ,
and the Italian iron-clad Archimedes ,
and Lynch has the Chilean iron-clad
PANAMA , April 7. Francisco Hal-
dini was inaugurated president ol
Columbia , at Bogota , on April 1st.
A largo number of troops are boinp
gathered here to prevent threatening
attempts at revolution on the occasion
of the assumption of the presidency of
the ntnto of Panama by Rafael Numez.
Gon. Prado , ox-prosidont of Peru ,
arrived hero on the way to Peru ,
where ho goes to relieve , if possible ,
the political misfortunes.
Ex-Dictator Dan Nicholas Picrola
arrived on the way to Europe. Ho
has abandoned all hopes of reinstating
himself in Peru.
National Associate I I'to-n
CINCINNATI , April 15 The Cincin
nati cooperage works wore destroyed
by fire this morning. LOBS , 8100,000 ;
insurance , S'JO.OOO.
ST. JOHNS , N. B. , April 15. Jaa.
Hogan's steam rotary saw mill burned
this morning. Loss , 00,000.
By a fire in William and Jas. Dris-
doll's sash nnd door factory at Wood
stock the building was entirely do-
strfyol. Probable loss on building
and stjck , $7,000 ; no insurance.
LITTLE ROCK , April 15. The Stev
ens house , the loading hotel at Hope ,
a prominent town on the Iron Moun
tain railroad , was destroyed by fire.
Seven guests , among whom were sev
eral drummers , lost most of their bag
NEW YORK , April 15. A fire this
afternoon in Alderman MoLavy's
planing and saw mill caused a loss of
$10,000 ; insured.
CHICAGO , April IG. The factory ol
William Doering , manufacturer ol
'harvesting ' *
A Kansas City Swindler.
National Associated Press.
KANSAS CITY , April 10.-r-Robort
G. Hamilton , of Newburg , N. Y , ,
came to this city last September.
Since then ho has carried on a scheme
for swindling parties by giving chocks
on banks with whioh ho had no busi
ness , and mortgaging and remortgag-
ing his stock of saloon and lodging
house fixtures. The swindling will
amount to several hundred dollars.
Ho is reported to have eloped with his
wife's sister , and it is thought has re
turned to Nowburg.
National Associated Prooa.
DALLAS , Tor. , April 15. Weather
throughout the state for the past week
has been chilly , and frost is reported
at some points.
ST. JOHN , N. B , , April 16. Prince
Edward's Island legislature has boon
dissolved , and now elections will beheld
hold on May 8th. The probabilities
are the present government will bo
sustained by a largo majority.
Goo. A. Burbridgo , of this city , has
boon appointed deputy minister of
justice for the dominion , vice Lamb ,
LITTLK ROOK , Ark. , April 15. W.
Jones , of Fullurton county , attempted
to pull a loaded gun out of a tree.
His ekull was completely torn oil' and
his brains strewn all over the ground.
NABiiyiLu : , April 15. The respec
tive chairmen of the Damocratio executive -
ecutivo committees will to morrow
JHHIIO u call for u convention on June
L'Oth , in this city.
NEW YOUK , April 15. The glove
contest between Jonn L Sullivan , the
champion , and Dick Ucnn , the Terror
of Troy , which was announced to take
place at Hoboken , did not come olT.
FALL RIVEII , Mass. , April 15.
Many of the Sagamore mill strikers
are procuring work elsewhere. The
Spinners' union is supporting the
strikers. Complaints are becoming
more frequent at several of the mills ,
and the dissatifuction is spreading
District meetings will bo hold in
various parts of the city during the
coming week ( o discuss the situation
at these mills. The stopping of the
Sagamore mill cuts off the production
of 5,000 pieces weekly.
Celebrating a Church Anniversary
National AnocUUd PICM ,
PHILADELPHIA , April 15. The
semt-cetitennial of the consecration of
3t. John's Catholic church was cole-
jratod to-day with unusual pomp and
solemnity. At Pontifical mass this
morning Archbishop Wood presided ,
and Archbishop Crane , the papal del
egate to the Australian celebration ,
was prcaont. Bishop Shanahan , of
Uarrisburg , preached. Father Saurin ,
of Baltimore , formerly rector of the
church , and a largo number of dis.
Anguished citizens wore present.
The Ifatnal Union.
National AModated Prww.
NKW YOUK , April 15.At the mootIng -
Ing of the directors of the Mutual
Union telegraph company , John G ,
Moore was elected president , vice
John 0 , Evans , deceased.
Omaha and Council Bluffs
Boosters on the Rampage.
Seven Dlrda Turn Up Their Tooa
On Saturday aftornooonafow sport-
ingmon of this city wont over to
Molio , Iowa , where they wcro mot by
a few of "tho boys" from Council
Bluffs , for the purpose of indulging in
n cock fight.
A BER reporter , getting wind of the
mooting , which , by the by , was on the
"Q. T. " procured conveyance and
drove to the spot selected , which wean
n beautiful dell , surrounded by
hills , and out of sight and
hearing of the main road. After the
loaves were cleared away and the ring
marked out , the birds were brought
out for the first battlo.
TUB FIIIST FIOHT
woa between a rod cock from Council
Bluffs and a gray cock from this city.
Weights : Council Blufls bird , six
pounds ; Omaha , five pounds ton oun
ces , Time wan called at 11:35. : Thia
fight was with three inch galfe. Both
birds showed blood and a good
deal of training. After putting
them in position , the Omaha bird
throw down the gauntlet in the form
of a vigorous crow. Both dashed at
each other with a zeal that would do
credit to Sullivan. After three or
four flics on both Bides the gray cock
got in a thrust which took effect in
the rod bird's throat and knocked him
out of the ring , and virtually decided
the battlo. In the
SECOND nouNi ) ,
notwithstanding the rod was bleed
ing badly , ho cnmo to the
bravely , nnd succeeded
in driving the Council Bluffs bird
ui v tliu lino. In the third round
uhilo the red showed his brooding ,
yuc ho was rendered unfit to fight
Icngur. Ho was driven from the ring
by the gray bird and the fight was
given to Omaha.
A black cock from Omaha , and gray
black from the Bluffu , one-half inch
Omaha birds weight five
pounds and two ounces , Council
Blufls bird five pounds. This match
was not as interesting as
the first ono , on account of the
apparent want of game
in both birds. After handling three
or four times the Council Bluffs bird
succeeded in killing his adversary.
THE THIRD MATCH.
was moro exciting , the weights being
oven , four pounds and eleven ounces
each , with one and one-half inch gaffs.
This match proved to bo the most in
teresting , lasting eighteen minutes ,
and the birds were handled twenty
ia'Bigle. This fightwaa ; given'to
the * Omaha bird in tho20th "round/I /
notwithstanding that threer rounds
were won by the Bluff cookon counts ,
the Omaha bird failing to como to
the center while ton was counted by
This was between a Bluffs gray-
black and and an Omaha llqht gray ,
both same weight , Jive pounds and
eleven ounces. Both showed good
brooding , although the Blufs bird was
blind in ono eye , the result of a for
mer battlo. Bets were even on this
fight which was decided in favor of
the gray-black , after ton rounds had
THE FIFTH BATTLE
was between a Council Bluffs rod and
an Omaha gray. Weight , four pounds ,
eight ounces , and four pounds , seven
ounces ; in favor of Bluffs ; ono and
one-half inch gad. There was a great
deal of interest in this fight , as the
fight so far was a tie two battles for
each. In this contest the Omaha
cock decided the fight in four and
one-half minutes , and although the
Council Bluffs cock was not
badly hurt , yet ho failed to como to
the centre and was withdrawn by his
owners. This placed the Omaha mon
ahead in the contest , having won
three in five contests.
Betting on this match was even and
pretty lively , although the Coun
cil B ufl'd cock had the
udrantago of his adversary
: jy lout ounces. The Council Blufis
jird succeeded in killing the Omaha
cock in nine minutes.
Another match was fought , same
weights , by a Council Blufls Pylo and
un Omaha Dominic , which resulted in
the defeat of the Council Blufis bird.
At the close of the contest the score
showed four battles for each city.
Now York Business Trouble.
National Aboociated Fron
NEW YOKK , April 15. The largo
ace importing house of Jtf' . Homslo &
Jo. , has been in the hands of the
ihorlff for the past week , on an at-
achmont obtained by the son of the
senior partner , which stopped busi
ness until a decision is made by the
court , which is expected at any mo
On Friday judgment for $275,305
was ontoren against members of the
firm of Whitten , Kidd & Henry. E ,
Kidd in favor of Thos. Adams & Co. ,
of Nathingham , England , for goods
sold , money advanced , and credit
jivon to carry on business , llemloy
died several years , and the business
was continued under the san-o style by
W. E. Kidd and his son , H. E. Kidd ,
members of the firm ,
Nominated for Congress.
National Aaooclttod Press.
INDIANAPOLIS , April 15 , Mr. W.
A. Poole was renominatod for congress -
gross to-day by acclamation. The
convention was in session only twenty
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