Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, June 12, 1882, Image 1

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IGoMess Drib Cracked
Bio ThirtoBnth Street Sonsatian
That Startled and Shocked
the Oity ,
A Deed of Expert Safe-Blow
ers , Thoroughly and Suc
cessfully Done.
Resulting in the Fatal Injury
of a Prominent and Ro-
epeoted Merchant.
Ho Falls a Distance of Sixteen
Feet While Alarming
tha Neighbors.
The Burglars Blow Open the
Safe and Secure $1OO
in Notes.
The Tools and Footprints of the
Raiders Probability of
Early Capture.
Oomploto Details of the Giimo and
The outiro city was startled and
hocked yesterday morning by the
nowa of the double sonaation of a safe-
burglary nnd probably fata ] accident
on Thirteenth street , near the corner
of Jackson , the victim being Mr.
Fred. Lang , the well kmown grocer.
The reports wore ao numerous and
contradictory that it was * not until
TUB BKB reporter called at the seone
of the occurrence that the rnal facts
could bo ascertained.
The burglary took place between
two and three o'clock ' on Sunday
morning , the "knights of the jimmy"
of the night and one of the quietest
parts of town for their raid. The ob
ject of their attack was the safe of the
firm of Heimrod & Dorman , who re
cently purchased the grocery store of
Mr. Fred. Ling iu his new and
splendid brick block , on the west
side of Thirteenth street , two doors
below Jackson.
occupied the entire lower portion of
the building , 44 by GO feet , and in
cludes three rooma , n retail grocery
store occupying the of the
first floor , the 'flou ? and feed ware
house the south room , nnd a boot and
shoo department a room opening into
the grocery store. In fact the firm
. controls all thorooms an farnorth. _ as _
* * * Jackson BtreeT except thT ( bar 'room"
opening on that street. A stable wit
a carriage house in'the rear , the pri
vote property of Mr. Lang are be
tween the brick and the alloy.Th
apartments above the retail grocery
rooms were occupied by Mr. Langs |
family and by the barkeeper and his
wife , while Mr. Dorman slept in thi
frame building on the corner. Mr ,
Heimrod lives on Cass street and was
consequently not a .participant in th
occuirances of the night.
who are believed to have boon throi
in number , were evidently after th
money supposed to bo in the safe , am
must have been well posted as to th
lay of the land and the time when they
wore most likely to make a good haul.
Hoimrod & Dorman do an immense
busiuoas , and Saturday is
the farmers coming in from the coun
try and the shopmen doing th'eir Sun
day marketing at this time. At 1 p ,
m. Saturday Mr. Dorman made i
deposit in the bank , but business was
brisk all afternoon , especially abou'
5 o'clock , and a good deal of money
was taken in. It is probable that the
. burglars , or some of their confeder
ates , were in the store and carefully
observed what was going on. The
safe was in the roar part of tholr retail
room , and about twenty feet from the
' back door , Now it happened that
Mr. Dorman has
in safes , except to protect valuable
papers from tire , and never puts the
cash balance away there nor carries it
about on hi a person. Instead of that
ho sticks it away in some nook or
corner , n flour barrel , a cofloo bin , n
coil of rope , or wherever ho may take
a notion to , knowing that it will bo
1 the last place the robbers are likely to
look for gold. In fact they might as
well stop to look for the combination
of the safe , so numerous are
which are changed three hundred and
sixty-five times every year. On one
occasion Mr. Dorman hid quite a sum
away in this manner , which ho needed
for a special purpose on the following
day. Next morning ho had lost his
combination and couldn't remember
where ho put the cash , and it was not
found for throe whole days. Satur
day night there was a cash balance of
over $500 and the even sum , all in
gold twenty dollar pieces , was stuck
away in a pile of sacks of flour in the
warehouse , about the last place anyone
ono would look for it. The books and
chocks , amounting to about $100 , and
a few dollars in small coins , wore de
posited in the safe ,
of medium size. At the time men
tioned , nearly 'J a. in , , the thieves
came , everyone in the house being
aound asleep , An entrance to the
back yard , which is surrounded by a
high board fence , was effected by the '
removal of two boards from the alley
aide of the carriage house , the chisel
marks being plainly visible. Ono in-
ido the yard , the gang proceeded
directly to the window opening into
the retail room , nnd right behind the
safe , a pxno of glass , font teen by thirty
inches m BZ ! ? , was taken clean out of
the window , after which the iron bar
was removed and the window raised.
they began operations immediately on
the safe , which faced the front door ,
Contrary to the usual method , they
began work ai the back of the safe ,
drilling a thrco-ci hths-inch hole
through the lower half of the back
place , a diamond drill being first used
and then n twist drill. They then
took the loaf of a copy book , twisted
it into a funnel , and through this
loaded the cavity with the explosive
material used , which was either dyna
mite or gun-cotton. Soon uftor there
and the whole back half of the safe
waa blown out , leaving the interior
entirely open to the depredators. The
thick packing of an alum preparation ,
which is supposed to bo fire-proof , and
which resembles a mixture of fire and
corn meal waa scattered all over the
floor and blown through the window
and out into the yard. The iron
back was
and the throe-eights of an inch stool
bolts stripped clean off their threads ,
as the plato was torn away. The bur
glars doubtless pounced at once ppon
their booty , and secured some books ,
about § 60 in money and $100 worth
of checks , a portion of which they
might possibly use. The shock awoke
Mr. Lang , who slept in the northeast
corner of the building , and going to
the elevator ho called down , "If you
don't make less noise I'll como down
there ! " doubtless thinking it was
some of the employes. The answer
made was , ' ' 11 you como down hero
your G d d n head off. " This , of
course , revealed the true 'state of af
fairs , and Mr. Lang ran back to his
room , intending , it is supposed , to go
out over the frame sheds next door to
Mr. Dorman's room , and awake him.
It had been raining and was very dark
and the roof slippery , and Mrs. Lang
caught her husband by the arm , and
tried to dissuade him from attempting
the perilous passage. She was unable -
able to hold him , and ho swung out of
the window , and the next moment fell
with a heavy thud to the sidewalk bo-
was at least sixteen feet , and the un
fortunate man alighted on the grating
of glass and iron which covers the
collar window. Mrs. Lang , * frantic
with ft'ar for her husband's life , called
to Henry , the bar-keeper , and ran
down the stairway to the sidewalk.
Not seeing her husband , she ran by
him to the rosier , and then returned ,
when she mot Henry , who had dis
covered Mr. Lang's prostrate form
where it had fallen near tbo doorway.
Henry picked him up , and started to
carry him into the house , but he ex
claimed ,
lot me sit down and jest , " and leav-
' " u.i't * > -j-i mM .t- i
Ing' him on- too stops rienry ran
across the street and called ' Augua
Bohne , the harness man to' his assistance
anco , and the two succeeded in getting
ting the injured man back to his bed ,
An attempt was made to call a phy
sician by telephone , but as they coulc
not got the central office ; messengers
were dispatched in all directions , f 01
by this time the whole neighbor
hood was aroused , and in a ahorl
time Drs , Hoflman , Jensen and Mcr <
cor were
of Mr. Lang , whose injuries appeared
to bo almost certainly fatal. Then
were several wounds on the left side o :
the face and head , the light arm was
broken three inches above the wrist ,
and there were internal injuries
which appeared still worse than these
The patient vomited blood , and tin
catheter being applied also brought i
flow of the fcrimson fluid , indicating
a rupture of some of the vital parts.
Everything possible was done for the
rolitf of the patient , but ho
and the opinionof his physicians as to
bis recovery was not assuring.
In the meantime the burglars , who
had probably fled precipitately as
joon as Mr. Lang left the elevator ,
ran through the garden to the door
Dponing out on Jackson street , west
D the barroom , and finding it locked ,
: limbed over the fence by means of a
; hair used as a stop. Foot prints
were found on both the chair and the
'onco , and tracks identified by the
vliito powder from the tafe , which
md adhered to the shoes , were fol-
owed for a hundred foot , ono of the
noii evidently having
i few feet from the gate , near the
jcoppr mansion , where there is a do-
ireasion of two stops in the sidewalk. :
Some ono reported seeing three mon
n eight , two on foot and ono on
lorsobaclr , who escaped by Jackson ,
nd then north to Fourteenth street.
in examination of the tracks showed
mo sot to bo very peculiar , the shoes
icing of unusual size and newly half
$ In connection with this a young
nan who boards at the Western House ,
lorthwest corner Jackson and Four-
oenth streets , tells a story which may
hrow some light on the subject. Ho
oturnod homo very late , probably bo , 1
ween throe and four o'clock , and on
ntoring the hall , metA
oming down stairs. Ho slopped to
; t him by and thought him a new
oarder. The fellow said , "Good
lorning , " and , receiving no response ,
omarked , "Fine morning ! " Ho then
oflsed out of the door , and the real
oarder tried to open it to see which
-ay ho wont , but found the stranger
ofding it. The latter ran around the
Duth side of the house and disap-
eared , About the same time a man
'as seen running up Fourteenth
reet , in front of the Western House ,
ward town. It is believed that
JOBO two men were connected with
10 Lang burglary , and were ignorant
oHho accident resulting from their
picked up in the corridor of the West
ern confirms the belief , Thomnn who
waa mot on the stairway is described
as being about five feet seven inches
tall , weight apparently about 150
pounds , black soft hat nnd dark
clothes , thin face nnd dark moustache.
Ho looked like a hard citizen.
.From the fact that no goods wore
missed from the store other than thoio
mentioned , it is evident that the unfo
of the villains , and that they had no
time to look further after the explo
sion. They loft behind them a lan
tern , brace and a 1 } inch chiselwhich
may , with other clues , aid In their de
When Tun BEH reporter viaitod the
promises in the afternoon Mr. Lang's
condition had had not improved , and
there was little hope of his recovery.
At 2 o'clock last night a BKK re
porter called up the store by telephone -
phone , and learned that Mr. Lang
was doing fairly well and was then
asleep , and no immediate crisis in his
case was anticipated.
S. J. Collins , of Hock Island , ia nt the
0. W. Kitchen left for L rame yester
day at noon.
George W. Ballcntine , of Lincoln , la at
the Withnoll.
Max Meyer and wife returned from Fre
mont yesterday.
Hon. J. II. Ivy nor caino in from the
west yeiterday.
J. 7. Scott , of Florence , has returned
from the south.
James Kipling , of Now York , ia at the
Crcighton Ilouso.
0.11. Diver , of Little Rock , Ark. , is at
the Metropolitan.
Thomas H. Mulholland , of Now York
Is at the Crelghton.
0. F. Driscoll , the architect , left for
Missouri , last night.
Mrs , Dr. Graddy has gone to pass the
hot season in Tennessee.
H. A. nolle ? , of Council Bluffy was at
the Crcighton last night.
Capt. Forbep , Fourth infantry , came in
from the west yesterday.
Gen. Crook and Paymaster Stan ton
lea\o for Cheyenne to-day.
Judge Fendery and wife , of Leadvilie ,
are at the Withoell house.
Mrs , G. W. Tibbels has gone to visit
her old home in Cincinnati.
Austin Kelson and- daughter , of Te-
kninah , are nt the Withnell ,
D. Cash and daughters , of North Platte ,
are registered at the Withnell.
F. M. Sackett and F. H. Galbralth , of
Albion , are guests at theWithnoll. ,
"William"Hawice and' CotaJrown , rfpro
sent Nebraska City at the Withnell.
Rev , .Father Riorden wan among thd ar
rivals on the overland train yesterday.
James Pettee , of Plattemouth , was in
the city yesterday , at the Metropolitan ,
E. Williatnn and Samuel Cheney ,
Hastings , were at the Metropolitan las1
Mrs , Henry Hobble and Mrs , Chas
Willdns have gone to New Hampshire for
an extended vlsif ,
Hon. Webster Snyder , general manage :
of the Louisville , Evansvllle & St. Louii
road , is in the city for a few days.
Mr , Harry Hall , general traveling pas
senger agent of the B. & M , , left on Sat
urday night for St. Paul on business.
Seth Sharpless , sheriff of Cheyenne ,
will pass through the city tblf afternoon
with sic prisoners for the Joliet , Ills. , pea
Mr. A. T. Large , the architect , left tor
Chicago yesterday to attend the bedside o :
bis brother , who is reported danger
jusly ill.
Capt , W. S , Jones , for some years In'
ipector and clatslfier of freights at the
LJnlon Pact fie transfer , left yesterday for
i short visit to Alhany and other cities on
.he Hudson river , in New York. His
nany friends in Omaha and vicinity wish
ilm a pleasant Journey to the scenes of
lis youth and a u fe return ,
Gineral Manager T. J , Potter of the
U. t M. arrived hero yesterday on the U.
P. train from Denver , and his i rivato car
net him At the depot , and ho In com-
mny with General Supcrintondont Hold-
fge and Chlof Engineer Calvert , left at
loon for Plattsmuuth , where ho will leare
Messrs. Ifoldrcjjo and Calvert and pio-
otd , via the 0.13. & Q , to Chicago ,
National Aeaorfatccl I'rosi.
WASHINGTON , D , 0.Juno 10.Tho
louse wont into committee of the
vholo on the appropriation bill. An
mondinont was offered transferring
ilaims under the act of July 4th , 18(14 ( ,
0 the court of claims.
The entire day was spent in consid-
ratipn of the legislative , executive
ud judicial appropriation bill , nnd at
o'clock , without concluding , ad-
Jowitli Refugee * .
rational AusocUtod Proas.
BALTIMORE , Juno 11. A mooting
f prominent Hebrews was hold this
ftornoon , and $3,000 wore collected
i cash for the
Russian refugees now !
ore , and a committee appointed to
iko further steps for relief ,
No need of saying granite blocks are
jo dear for paving the streets. There
i a man in Omaha that will give sure-
y and put in granite blocks 8 inches
eopfor $3.25 per yard. Address 10
lee office. m24-2w > wed < fri
A Sadden lUsing For Blood and
Pillage Lasting Fiyo
Hours ,
Europeans Mercilessly Mauled
by the Mob at Alex
andria ,
A Disgraceful Epooimon of
Irish Inhumanity Over the
Oorpso of Walter Burke.
A Dollghtf al Feminteo Story With
Parnell in the Back-
Tbo Irish Coorolon Bill and Other
Foreign Matters.
PABIB , Juno 11. The Froncji
chamber of deputies last evening
adopted a clause abolishing the irre
movability of judges by a vote of SOO
to 204 , and also voted in favor of the
public election of judges.
OAIHO , Juno 11 Arabi Boy is wav
ering ; ho is convinced that Dervish
Pasha intends to compel submission ,
forcibly if necessary.
ST. PKTEUSBTRQ , Juno 11 Skobol-
off has been appointed to command
of the Filna military district ; the
population is mostly Gorman.
OAIUO , Juno 11. Said Pasha de
clares that the object of Dervish
Pasha's mission is to strengthen the
Khedive's authority and maintain
statu quo. The western Gorman sta
tion nnd .Russian consuls have sent a
circular to" the porto in support of a
CAIRO , Juno 11. A serious out
break by the population of Aloxundria
took place to-day. Thousands of Arabs
armed with sticks and awards cleared
the streets , attacking Europeans and
plundering the shops and houses. Mr.
Oookson , British consul , was seriously
wounded. European ladles and chil
dren took refuge on board ships in
the harbor. The Egyptian troops dis
persed the rioters. Dervish Pasha
and Arab ! Pasha left the city for
Alexandria on receipt of the now4 on
a special train. The num
ber of killed 'and wounded
is reported to bo considerable.
The rioters were unchecked in their
demonstrations for five hours before
the troops were called out , the police
making no attempt to interfere. ' .The
Greek and Italian consuls are riciong
the wounded. It is estimated that
forty persons were killed , among'.them
on English naval officer of tbjj * < i'ij * \ '
< -
An attachment of marines from the
English fleet is now on guard at th
English consulate. A rising is feared
in this city. Arabi Pasha declares hi
is determined to maintain the posi
tion ho has taken.
The porte , in answer to the circular
of foreign consuls of this city , still
persists in rejecting the proposal for a
LONDON , Juno 11. Social circles ,
and especially the male section , are
fluttered by the announcement that
Mrs Langtry ia studying the part o'f
Rosalind in "As You Like It , " a character -
actor which will give an opportunity
for pronouncing a moro decided opin
ion on the vaunted beauty of her
ia circulating about tbo Ladies' league
and Mr. Parnoll , to the effect that in
an interview between him and the
ladies' executive committee , ho' found
himself fiercely attacked for lowering
the Land League flag by consenting to
the introduction of Redmond's ' bill for
amendment of the land act. Mr.
Parnoll , in his usual cool way , listened
until the ladies had exhausted their
denunciations , and then ho asked if
any of them had read the bill. They
wero. obliged to confess they had not.
This incident is too utterly feminine
not to bo delightful.
and his escort produced n profound
impression in the House when the
nowa waa first whispered about. There
was something like consternation
among the members , who assured
each other that this was an additional
proof that nothing but strong meas
ures would bring ponce to Ireland. It
has undoubtedly made the govern
ment more resolute in its refusal to
modify the nrovontion-of-crimo bill
despite the arguments and an.
peals of the Irish members , It
also brought about a painful
and dramatic scene. Mr. Burka's
brother called at the house to learn
the latest news about the rumor of his
brother's assassination. While walk
ing down the lobby of the house with
Mr , G , 0 , Trovallyan , ho caino upon
Messrs. Paruell , Justin McCarthy and
Bigpar. When Mr. Burke , who was
laboring under great excitement , saw
the three members , ho exclaimed ,
"Parnoll , this is your fault. " The
Irish loader piid no attantion to the
remark , Mr. Burke then addressed
Mr. Bigpar threateningly , calling out :
"You will pay for this ; your turn will
: omo some day. " Mr. Trevallyan put
m end to this painful scene by taking
Mr , Burke by the arm and leading
iim away ,
LONDON , Juno 12. The people in
ho district whore Walter M. Burke
f&a murdered , refused to help the do-
ieasod's brother to lay out the body
> r permit his friends to got refresh-
QUEUKO , June 11 , Farmer Labor-
igo waa driving homo with a married
laughter , Mrs , Richards , last night.
When near the bridge crossing the
Montormio river , about thirty foot
above the falls , the horse bccamo un
manageable. The vehicle struck the
bridge , pitching the woman , horse
aud vehicle over into the boiling tor
rent , which swept thorn over the ter
rible nbyss. The body of Mrs , Rich
ards , who leaves seven children , was
recovered at the font of the falls.
ASkotoh of Its Organization
and Objects.
Moetlnu ; at tha Council Chamber
There being n desire to know moro
concerning the Nebraska ilumnno So
ciety and its work , the following facts
have boon obtained from ono of its
officers :
The society was organized in August ,
1875 , at A meeting called for that pur
pose , in the purlors of the Grand Cen
tral hotel , with the following mem
bership :
Judge and Mrs. James W. Savage ,
Dr. and Mrs. George L. Miller , Mr.
nnd Mrs. 0. S. Chase , Bliss Fannie
Buttorfiold , Miss U. F. Thomas , Mr.
and Mrs. Watson B. Smith , Thos. F.
Hall , Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Peabody ,
Gen. Eitabrook , Dr. Enos Lowe , R.H.
Wilbur , J. M. Wataon , Joseph F.
Sheoly , W. V. Morse , Mr. and Mrs.
John T. Boll , Mr. and Mrs. J. U.
Lacey , Mr. and Mrs , J. T. Allan ,
Mrs. Itobort Clarkson , Mrs. J. W.
Davie , Mrs. Van Nostrand , Mrs. J.
M. Woolworth , Mr. and Mrs. 0. F.
Catlin , J. 11. Kolloin , Mr. and Mrs.
George W. Iloman , Mr. and Mrs.
Wm. Wallace , B. E. B. Kennedy. Mr.
and Mrs. George Thrall , Dr. R. L.
Miller , John G. Bradisli , Mi. and
Mrs. St. John Goodrich.
A constitution was adopted , fixing
the annual dues at ono dollar , upon
the payment of which any ono becomes - -
comes an active member of the so
ciety for a year , and a permanent or
ganization was olTocted by the election
of the following officers :
James VV. Savage , president ; B. E.
B. Kennedy , J. H. Kollom , JamoaT.
Allen , Mrs. St. John Goodrich , Mrs.
T. L. Kimball and Mre. J D. Brown ,
'vice-presidents ; William Wallace ,
treasurer ; Watson B. Smith , record
ing secretary , and Mrs. Lowago , cor
responding secretary.
A largo number of vice-presidents ,
residents in nearly every county in
the state , were afterwards elected
with a view of securing the organiza
tion of branch societies in all portions
of the state , but thus far vice presi
dents have been , generally speaking ,
more ornamental than useful. Mr.
E/Gronnoll , of Washington county ,
being the only ono who has carried
out the objects of his appointment ,
that gentleman being now paesidont
of a .Human society , at Blair.
- - 4St irf ii35ttasiSiiiLtlr
presidency of the society in'conse
quence of having been elected to the
district bench , and Dr. Miller was
elected to his place , serving the so !
ciety most admirably until the moot
ing last month , when ho resigned and
B. E. B. Kennedy , Esq. , was elected
t fill the vacancy , and John T. Boll
was elected secretary to fill the va
cancy caused by the death of Watson
B. Smith.
Since its organization the society
has gradually gained in strength and
prestige. Some of those who joined
at the outset immediately lost their
interest'and , have aided in the work
of the society by their influence from
that day to this , but their places have
boon taken by others , whoso regard
far the work of the organization has
boon demonstrated in a practical
way. In addition to the "char-
tor" members , the following have
joined the society : Dr. 0. 8. Wood ,
Rev. John Williams , Rev. A. F.
Sherrill , Rev , W. E , Gopoland , How
ard B. Smith , J. 0. Crawford of
West Point , J. J. Points , Ferdinand
Btroitz , Mrs. J. B. Gardner , Mr. and
Mrs. O. F. Davis , Mr. and Mrs. P.
Le Perine , Mrp. W. V. Doolittle , Ed.
Walsh , W. F. Erdman , Dr. Wm. Mo
Ololland , Samuel Herman , Mr. and
Mrs. 0. 8. Montgomery , M. H , Car-
elton , Mri. Joseph E. Blake , Mrs. D ,
P. Wholplay , Mrs. Samuel Hawvor ,
Roswpll Smith , Dr. P.Leisinring , J ,
Fonnimoro Welch , Mr. nnd Mr * . 0 ,
Mandorson , E , W. Slinoral , M.
Foft , Mrs. Wm. J. Council , Lyman
Richardson , H. W. Yates , A. E.
rouzalin , J. W. Paddock , Mrs. M. J.
Droigh , John I. Rudick , M. R , Ris-
Ion , John A. Croighton , M. Wool-
tvorth , Mrs , Lewis 8. Rued , Horace
3. Stripe , John B. Furay.
For n time Mr. D. B. Houck waa
imployod as the agent of the society ,
aoing deputized by the mayor so that
10 hud authority to make arrests , and
n this capacity did it most useful
work , but owing to the lack of funds
.he society was unable to continue the
nodcst salary asked for by Mr. Houck ,
md reluctantly suspended his services
'or the time being , The active work
> f the society ( the name of which has
jeen .modified to the Humane society )
s now in the hands f an executive
loimnitteo consisting of E , W. Sim-
iral , Murin Dunham , T. II. Loavitt ,
Ura , J. B. Jardoau and Mrs. P , L ,
Merino. AD effort is being made to
iccuro the erection of public drink-
ng fountains for man and beasts in
'iiriDua portions of the city. Mrs ,
kV. D , Apple ton , of Boston , has given
ho society the sum of $100 as a bo-
{ inning in that direction , Dr. Miller
idding $25 to the amount at the last
noeting of the society. It is oxpoet-
) d that the Appleton fountain will bo
ircctod at the southwestern corner of
lelFeraon park at an early day ,
The society now meets monthly in
ho council chamber , The next meet-
ng will bo hold this Monday evening ,
ind all persons interested in the work
> f the society are invitep to bo pres-
snt. '
Slootrio Light ana Power Company.
Articles of Incorporation of the
Sforthwostern Elootrio Light and
Power Company wore filed in the
clerk's oflico on Saturday.
The in corporators nro M. M. Mar
shall , Gco. B. Lunc , W. C. B. Allen ,
J. J. Dickey , of this city , and Janus
0. Robinson , of Now York. The
capital Mock is 8100,000 divided into
1OCO abates of $1CO each. The term
of existence of the company is twenty
The objects for which the company
is created nro sot forth na being the
purposes of convoying through wires
from contial stations , electric currents
to producn olnctric light for streets
and outer illumination ; to build , equip
and maintain wires , posts and Bin-
lions , with all other equipments need
ed to carry on said business of manu
facturing the electric light , of trans
mitting power for other purposes ; to
furnish power and steam to customers
from its central Italians ; to sell and
lease electrical apparatus , lamps , car
bon , electro-plating machines , nnd nil
classes of electric apparatus , etc.
Some of the Consignments Handled
by the Puclflo Express Company.
The overland train from the wct
yesterday was an unusually largo ono ,
there being five bnggago cars , throe
passenger coaches , two Pullman's and
a "special. " The two forward bag-
gogo cars consisted , first of a dinkey ,
which contained six crates of sea
lions , there being two lions
in each crate. This is the
first cargo of those marine monsters
that has gene through this season , and
the lot waa assigned to Mr. Charles
Richie , the well known bird fancier
and eoologist of Now York City. The
car doors were loft partly open to
allow the free circulation of air , but
of course those animals suffer moro or
less from want ot water on a long
journey like the present ono , having
como all the way from San
Francisco , and they kept up
a barking during their stay
hero , rather pitiful for those
who have n feeling for dumb brutes.
A BEE reporter entered the car aud
looked at them through the bars of
their cages. Most of them appeared
rather young and ono was a baby not
ever fourteen or fifteen inches long.
All were of n dark brown color , their
soft , glossy coats of hair looking very
pretty , and tholr lustrous eyes had a
sorrowful expression. Gentle aa
they look they are by no
moans pleasant to come iu
contact with if turned loose in their
gos. They are fed upon raw meat ,
and if they got a chance will take a
little human meat by way of dessert.
The baby has created a good deal of
trouble on its course by its being able
to got out between the bars. For in
stance at Sidney , last Saturday night ,
when they wont tu feed them
ono of the lions broke a bar
from the cage and several of thoni
succeeding in getting out into the
car , they had quite a time to get
them back. They were twelve in all ,
and were received from the Wolla
Fargo Express Company at Ogden ,
coming jrom a , company which has ,
Mulford , who was originally the enl
capturor of sea lions. Those ani
mals are very valuable indeed , and
are transported over the country at
an enormous expense.
The next car was a Central PC.
cific express car , containing eight fine
speed horses , in charge of Capt. L. R ,
Martin , of California. Five of these
were the property of E. J. Baldwin ,
of the golden state. Among them
being "OlaraD , " Duchess of Norfolk , "
"Gano , " "Lucky B" and "Grisner , "
all being two years old , except the
"Duchess of Norfolk , " who was three
years old. There wore aluo two stal
lions in the lot , which are being shipped -
pod through to Now Hampshire. The
' Duchess of Norfolk" is the property
of Theodore Winters , the wall-known
artist. AH the horses are engaged for
the season and will stop at Chicago
cage for the races. The
"Duchess of Norfolk" being
entered both for the Oaks and
the Derby , and if successful hero they
will bo taken to Now York , and if
not , they will bo returned , to Califor
nia. Only ono stop was 'made on the
through trip , whicn was twenty-four
hours at Ogdon. i Captain Martin
stated "that the Hon. I/eland Stan
ford's horses , , including St. Julion ,
would leave California for the east
about the 5th of July.
Army Orders.
Capt. Thorantj F. Quinn , Capt.
Joseph Koofo , Firflt Lieutenant Ed
ward L. Bailny and Second Lieuten
ant Carver Howland , Fourth infantry ,
ire relieved as members of the general -
oral court martial convened at Fort
D , A. Russell , Wy. , by paragraph I ) ,
ipccial orders No. 55 , current aurics ,
from these headquarters.
Captain Richard S. Vickery , assist-
mt surgeon , U. S. A. , First Liouton-
nit John J. O'Brien and Second Lieu
tenant Frank B. Andrus , Fourth inFantry -
Fantry , are detailed ns members of
the general court martial convened at
Fort D. A. Russell , Wyo. , by para
graph 3 , Spociil Orders No. C5 , cur
rent series from these headquarters ,
A general court martial is appointed
to moot at Fort Thornburg , U. T. , on
the 10th day of Juno , 1882 , or as soon
thereafter as practicable , for the trial
jf Priyato Charles K. Fisher , company
[ I , Sixth infantry , and such other ;
iiisonors as may bo brought before it ,
Detail for the court : Captains
Hamilton 8. Hawkins , Sixth infantry ;
Jeremiah P. Shindel , Sixth infantry ;
Daniel II. Murdock , Sixth infantry ;
William 0 , Shannon , assistant sur
geon , and Jacob F. Munson , Sixth
ntantry ; Second Lieutenants Lyman
M , Y , Jvonnon , Sixth infantry , and
Simoon M. Dinking , Sixth infantry.
titst Lieutenant Charles Gurly , Sixth
infantry , judge advocate.
A greater number of officers than
those named cannot bo assembled
without manifest injury to the service
Oarsmen Off for England ,
National Associated Press.
PHILADELPHIA , Pa. , Juno 10. The
Iliflsdale crow sailed for England on
the steamship Pennsylvania this morn
Congressional Work Oalondareft
for the Present Week ,
All Members Preparing to
Spout for "Thn Old Flag ]
and an Appropriation. "
The Tariff Commission on the
Protection Plan Doomed
to Defeat.
The Cotton and Corn Crops
Reduced by Water tea
a Low Average.
April Expert * and Now Mexioam
Grant * The Prin
ter * Kicking *
Nation * ! AwocUted Trots.
WASIIINOTOW , Juno 11. Juno crop
roporta of the agricultural department
represent the area in cotton 2 7-10 per
cent , loss than in 1881. Texas makes
nn increase. All other atato loss.
The greatest deficiency is in the over-
ilowcd districts. The average condi
tion indicates a depreciation of eleven
per cent , from perfect hoalthfulnosa
and average condition. The condition
is best in Florida and worst in Vir
ginia. Returns say that with the re
cent fine weather cotton is improving ,
and give assurance * of a bettor report
in July.
The condition of winter wheat is
very high , averaging 100 per cent
against 70 this data last year. The
average of spring wheat is about 12
per cent less than last year. Taking
winter and spring areas together , and
assuming a continuance of the present
conditions , a yield exceeding thirteen
bushels per aero would result in an
aggregate exceeded only by that of
1880. Corn planting is every where
late , ia amall { and not of average
vigor or color in consequence of cold
and wet weather. In oats , the in
creased acreage is 7 per cent ; average
condition , 100. Barley , increase 10
per cent ; average condition , 40.
_ It is expected that the house will
give most of its attention to appro
priation bills now , until they are well
out of the way. A number of spe
cial orders intervene , and it is not im
possible that the committee on elections -
tions may ask for some of the election
cases to bo considered within the next
two weeks. A round half dozen or
moro appropriation bills yet remain
for action. The ono on which the
house has boon engaged the past two
or three days will not bo finished before -
fore the middle of the week. To
morrow belongs to the District of Co-
. . . . ,
.lnrrrtrt .ov : i.-fa.v Tu
bly\o bo giVen o -t
business and special order fixo'd for
that day. It is expected the river and
harbor bill will bo called up after the
legislative executive , and judicial bill
has boon disposed of.
Members generally put thn data for
the adjournment of congress about
Julu 10.
are being made to secure the nomina
tion of gentlemen whoso views on the
tariff are less protective , in place of
Wheeler and Phelps , and thereby re
move from the tariff commission the
appearance of partisanship , which al
most the democratic vote against con
firmation would give it. To 'this end
nominations already sent in will prob
ably not bo acted on at onco.
Petroleum , 41,861,955 gallons , near
ly 1,600,000 in excess of the same
month last year ; total exports fcr the
ton months ending April , 413,934,012 ,
10,000,000 more than the last ton
months of 1881. ,
In answer to a communication about -
Now Mexican claims , the general land
office estimate places the claims of
that territory at 10,104 , of which 141
have boon reported to congress , 05
have boon disposed of , leaving 76
ponding. The remainder are yet to
bo filed with the surveyor-general.
Claims pending in congress apply to
one-half the territory of New Mexico
ice , and show every alternate aero in
Mosara , Teller , Howe and Chandler
ivero out of the city yesterday. Chan-
ller returned lost night , and leaves
to morrow for a ton days' trip to the
, vill bo released upon the return of
Vitoriioy General Browstor ,
Win. A. Wheeler , of New York ,
ms written the president that his
liealth will not permit him to accept
he appointment of chairman of the
ariff commission.
It is reported that the government
irintora will strike because of the ro-
uaal of the government printer to
pay extra for work outside of regular
tiours ,
The commissioner of the agricul-
kural bureau will shortly issue a circu
lar to manufacturers of sorghum , mak
ing a proposition for chemical analy
sis of their products , asking for regu
lar reports of their work , aud stipulat
ing that all who intend to enter upon
this work to so in form the department
before August 1 ,
Mr. Itiffoiistein , Boston , Mass. ,
writes ; "Your Si'iUNQ BLOSSOM boa
cured mo of dyspepsia , of four (4) ( )
years'Btanding. I have regained my
normal appetite , can sleep well , and
feel like a now man. " Price 50 conU ;
trial bottloa 10 cento. 0-d-w