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TWELFTH YEAH. OMAHA NEB FRIDAY MOllNING DECEMBER 29 1882 163
A CAPITAL LETTER.
Details of the Dense Oalra Por-
vafling tlio Atmosphere of
Candidates for Logialatlva Offl-
coo Sooriupr for the
The Iinmaoalate David Denies
the Receipt of'I hat
The Political HoadllekU of the TJ ,
P. Noilnc Aronnd for
-Ulllard. and Mandorson Protoat
Against Any Gowm to Houn-
Special Corrcspondonco of the Boo.
LINCOLN , NIB , December 28.
That aort of a calm which alwaya pro-
codoi a storm la with ua here in the
capital city. Christmas is over , and
the boya are sober once more , and it
being too early to start on a Now
Yoar'a spree , the town ia unusually
quiet , Now and then i straggling
representative or senator drops in at
the Arlington nr Commercial just to
take a look at the bittlo ground and
become conversant with halls and tholr
dark oornora where the button-holing
ia to bo done , but aa yet not a alnglo
member haa come to stay , and , in all
probability , a largo number of them
will atay at homo and eat their Now
Year'a turkey ono day earlier than
common , and bo at the capital on
Monday ready to go to work in car-
There appears to babul little cxolto-
ment over the apoakership , and only
four candidate ; ) have as yet appouod
on thecurfaco , namely , 0. O. VVhodon ,
of Lancaster ; 0. 0. Ohapln , of Frank
lin ; Goo. M. Humphrey , of Pawnee ,
and W H. Seasiocr , bettor known as
the Tall Water Elm , of Salt Crook. If
no other candidate comes to the front
it would look as though Mr. Ohapiu
would have a walk away ; two of the
above candidates coining from Lin cas
tor , aa a matter of course , it leaves
them both out of the queotion , and aa
Mr. Humphrey ia from the homo of
Divld Butler it la bnt natural to think
that David will do all he can to boat
him fearing that Humphrey's election
would in jura the cx-govornor'a chances
in the senatorial race ,
Speaking ot Gov. Butler reminds
me that David had himself inter
viewed the other dsyJor the iolt > pur
pose of placing himself squarely on
record in the matter of calling Rosewater -
water a liar. Butler declares that ho
has borrowed no money jf Joe Millard -
lard or the Omaha National , but will
ho stand np aad aay that ho did not
go to Omaha , and there arrange with
Joe MUlard for an advance of $5,000
to the Pawnee Oity bank , which does
business through the Omaha National ,
and operates in conjunction there
with , the said money to bo paid over
-to the mid David Butler. Of course
ho did not get any money of Millard ,
not any. He got all hia money nearer
homo. The fact of the ciae is ho did
got $0,000 of Joe Millard , but in
ordnr to caver up all possible traces ,
ho had it sent through the Pdwnoe
Oily bank. It is tweodle doe and
tweedlo dum. Now you see it , and
now you don't. That kind of a de
nial will not do ; and calling Rose
water a liar , while it may ploasn the
railrotd crowd , \vill not alter the
fact.There is no law prohibiting Millard
or any ono else from sending U. P.
strikers all over the atate looking up
votes , and Frank Walton is at liberty
to RJ into Saundera and sleep
with ono of the meinbara from that
county and furnish him with a piss for
himself and alsj ono for hia sol all the
way from Idaha or Montana if ho
thinks the investment a good ono.
An examination of the record after the
vote 1m been taken upon the nona
torial question will decide whether
this kind of an investment has boon a
paying one. It ia reported that the
same Walters did not moot with quite
as good success when he undertook to
captura the vote of Mr. Sadilok of
Saline countyj that gentleman prompt
ly ( javo him to understand that if ho
was' looking for suckers ha would have
to go farther west.
Another Frank , whoso surname la
Hanlon , ia also making himself very
numerous telling the mombora exactly
how to vote on tbo senatorial ques
tion , and also putting them in nhapo
to stand up and fight anti-monopoly
Looking at the senatorial problem
from a Lincoln standpoint , it would
seem as though the two M. ' of Omaha
( Mandorson and Millard ) had joined
hauda , Millard to make the first dash ,
and in the event the showing waa
good , ho would be permitted to make
two or three or moro dashes , but in
the case of a failure the other M. ,
Manderson by name , is to loom up as
the brown horse in the race , and Is to
wear an anti-monopoly blanket between
twoon the heats.
But I have digressed. When ' .
started out I only thought to mentiot
aomo items from the capital , but ' .
find myself wandering all over th
The Lincoln Journal has a hard row
to hoe ; it has been selected as thu pa
per to convince the people that th
rillroads are assessed too high , and a
the common rules of arithmetic wil
not work a result satisfactory to thorn
and their masters , they are going it 01
their own hook , and theyimaglno tha
they haye the world by the tail. No
body blamoj the editor , ho la workin
for hia fee , and no one will aay that h
Is not doing n good job The lawye
who takea a bad case and works hard
even though he loaea in the fight , 1
ntitlod to credit , and that is the
ixaot case with The Journal editor ,
'ho editor aforesaid also fool * that
juiijthing mutt bo done for no one
ho takes the railroad tide , and it ia
ory necessary to have a stir aomo
where in order to kick up dust enough
o Hlo the printing steal and forctall
n Investigation that U liable to bo
gltatcd during the session.
The fight for clerk of the house
oems io have mrrjwod down between
. D , Erans , of The Sultou Regutor ,
nd "Gad" Slaughter , ho that did
moro to defeat the republican ticket
han any other man in Nebraska at
ho late election. At present wiiting
ilr. Erana is a long distance in the
cad , and as ho is ono of the most com-
totont men in the state , there can bo
ittlo doubt of hia auccass.
Workmen are at work in both winga
f the capltol preparing for the bodies
hat are to assemble there on the 2d of
next month. Now body Brussels
arpota are being pit down i-both
mils and everything will ba < < readi
ness by the last of thia wn k The
Id desks that have been iu ui > i in the
Id halls will bo naed until an appro-
propriatiou ia made with whicK to got
low ones. It has been the customer
or members to select their seats ,
omolimoB weeks before the meeting
f tho. legislature , bnt up to this data
no Boats have boon aoleotod , ) > robably
mine to the fact that none i f them
iavo boon iu position.
Some time iast fall a man by the
name of Armstrong came to t1 ia city
nd wrotp a lttt > r from koro which
was published in an eastern paper ,
nd afterwards copied into Thn Lin-
oln Journal , In that letter Senator
Van Wyck waa abused in good ahapo ,
and as a matter of course thn editor
of The Journal took him up BR n man
after hiH own heart. For the past
month The Journal has boon puffing
Armstrong as a lecturer , and nearly
every iasuo during that time h&a con-
ainod aicklah noticea of him and hia
udioncea of five thousand people at
ifferont places , and tolling everybody
what they would miss if they failed
o hear him , List night ho delivered
fa first lecture , and this morning The
Journal said it was a "small but an
pprtoiativo audience , " and every ono
cnows what that means.
Senator Deck' , of Saunders county ,
ho only grPonbacker in the next
egislalure , la in town. Ho nayn that
10 is a republican , but not a railroad
epublican , and expects to work with
io anti-monopoly wing of the ropub-
can party. _
THE RAILROAD POOLS.
leetlng of tbo Managers In Chicago.
pedal Dispatch to TUB linn ,
CHICAGO , December 28. The gon-
ral managers of the railways running
o tne southwest mot to-day. The
natter of buaineia to junction points
n Nebraska , heretofore In seperate
tools , but broken by the Milwaukee &
it. Paul extension to the Missouri
Ivor , waa referred to Marvin Hnghitt ,
T. J. Potter and Commissioner ftlldg- '
oy to draft a plan. Metnra. R. R.
Cable , T. J. Potter , 0. H. Ghappello ,
H. M. Hoxin and J. G. Gault
wore chosen exooutive commit-
ae of . the Southwestern oisDcia-
ion. The matter of a pool on
onthwcatern passenger business then
ime up in the form of a report by
; ho committee of the general passen
ger agents appointed for the purpose
om.e time alnoo. The matter wont
10 further , however , as the Chicago &
Alton road voted "no" to append a
lauao which atated that such pool
was.desirable. The question of the
maintenance of rates with penalties
was referred to thu passenger agents
with instructions to report January
1. Extended rules governing trans-
lortation of hagqago were adopted.
Adjourned to January 31.
poclil Dispatch to tan UEI.
NEW YOUK , December 28. In the
Western Union telegraph company
itigation in this city to-day , upon
ettlemont of ordera which embody
ho results of recent hearings in the
iuita of Hatch & Williams against the
company , the application of Hatch &
"iVilliamj for injunction against fur-
bo r transfer of any of the company's
iharea and payment of any and all
dividends , waa denied as to all foa-
urea of their several applications , ox-
oopt as to the payment of the divi-
lend of 14 per cant lately declared.
This dividend , the court held , could
> e lawfully levied upon all except
$15,000,000 $ of atock which had
) f.on distributed to old utaokhoidora
of the Western Union Telegraph com-
> any. Upon the company's roprosen-
ation that by iifhumorablo tranafern
and rotrausfors , thia $10,000,000 of
atock had become largely Indiatin-
ulahable from the baUnoo , the court
> rdered that upon the filing of a bond
equal in amount to 1A per cent upon
this $16,000,000 , conaitionod that if
.ho court of appeals should finally hold
that the $15,000,000 of acock waa itself
.llegal . or void , the treasury of the
company should bo made whole , the
jotnpany upon filing the bond should
bo at liberty t pay the dividend upon
this 815,000,000 with the reat.
DrninrnorV Duoder >
Special Dispatch to Tin Bxi.
CHICAGO , Dacember28 , At a meet
Ing of the Nortweatern Traveling
Men's association it was decided to
withdraw from the national
aooiation , on the ground of no benefit
received. The following officers wore
chosen ; President , H. W. K , , Gutter ;
vlco preaidenta , 12 L. Smith , jllinols
E. 0. Lovoll , Wisconsin ; 0 , S. Dor-
ant , \Vlcconsin ; L. W. GorJon , Iowa ,
T. A. Dean , Indiana , and W. 0. Cor-
bet , Minnesota ; secretary and trcaa
utor , D , 0 , Ghaso ,
LouUviUe Tax Thieves ,
SpecUl Dlipatcb to Tui Bu.
LOUISVILLE , December 28 , Davit
Forgnaon , late collector of back taxes
under indictment for malfeasance ii
office , confessor ! to the mayor am
city attorney to-dty , that ha hat
used the funds of the city , both whil
tax receiver and back tax collector
Ho claims ho divided with Goorg
Lovl , late deputy assessor , but exonerates
erates the auditor , Phil. Hlnklo , who
ho says got no share of the money ,
THE NATIONAL CAPITAL
Edmunds' ' Political Assessment
Bill Pushed Through the
No Hope for Legislation on
the Question of Unearned
The Admission of Dakota an a
State to Bo Made a Party
A Strong Pratcit Apainat Bank
ruptcy ! > Freitatod by-
An Interesting Uoealpy Letter , .De
pleting aioo bcanoa and
Political Finns. *
EpccUl Dtopttchta to Tni Ilu.
THK ABTOKIA L1NI ) UllANT.
WAHIIINQTON , D. 0. , December 28.
Representative Payaon , of Illinois ,
proposes , when the house ROla in work
ing order next week , to force matters
in regard to the resolution which ho
expects the IIOUBO judiciary committee
will favorably ponsidor nt its next
mcuting , declaring the Astoria land
Kraut forfeited. Ho aaj u though the
Oregon Central road has laid but a
few miles of its road , it still controls
ono million and half acres of land bo.
tweon Portland and Asloiia , Oregon.
Ho thinks this land should bo thrown
open to settlement as do many of the
residents of Oregon who have fre
quently petitioned for legislation in
tnat direction. Payaon is a member
of the judiciary committee.
DAKOTA AS A HTATI ! ,
From a source well informed in the
matter the following has boon obtain-
d : The republicans in congress make
no secret of tholr intention to press
ho admission of \kcta as n state , or
athor of the southern half of the tor.
itory at this eossion. This matter
will probubly be undo subject of cau-
no action nt an early day , and there
s no donbt that the decision of the
iarty will bu to make the state of
XkkoU if it oan be accomplished.
TIOTKSTINO AGAINST BANKRUPT LAWS.
A memorial protesting against the
ankrupt act , signed by 1.280 fir ma
ud Individuals of Now York city ,
eprosentiag all the principal branches
f business , was presented to the aon-
to by Mr. Lapham , of Now York ,
o-day. The memorialists state that
ho operation of the United Statoa
ankrupt Jaws proved an injury to the
uslnoss interests of the whole coun
Commissioner MoFarland , of the
onoral land oflioo , overruled the mo-
ion of McGarrahan'a counsel for a
lay of proceeding In the matter of
ho lesuo of a patonfta thb now Idrla
rliniug company for the Panooho
A MINING CiSE.
Secretary Teller has suopondod all
_ rlor ordora in the A. D. Soarl placer
mining claim ease from Laadrillo ,
Jol. , and directed all parties interest-
d to attend a hearing at the distiht
and o flic a. The q-iaatiim nt issue is
whether the land is more valuable for
ilacer mining than for other purposes.
i is partly occupied at the present
imo by the depot in Landvillo of the
) ouver & Rio Orando Rallrond com-
NURDS IIV MAIL.
Postmaster General Howe to-day
addressed a communication to Senator
Allison , chairman of the sonatu ap >
> ropriatlon committee , calling his at >
entlon to the fact thatgrowora cf seeds
md bulbs in states along the Oauada
> urdor forward their goods to Canada ,
and have them sent through the mails
.n persona in the United State ? , thus
obtaining the benoflto of cheaper Cana
dian postage rates on auch matters/
The postmaster general , after re-
'erring to the fact that the United
States charges twice as much per
onnoo for carrying producers' BJuds
as it does for circulars which advertise -
vertiso the seeds , concludes hia
dttor by asking "whether wo
cannot afford to transport for 8 cents
_ ior pound , seeds which the farmer
) uys as woll.ns to transport coeds for
nothing which the government buys ,
and if we oiunot afford to carry seeds
'or 1 cent for 2 ounces puid into our
rcaaury as well as to carry thorn for
, ho samoprico paid into the Canadian
reasury. Ho also cilia attention to
.ho need of .some effective leglelatI6n
: o prevent the Bonding of explosive
and dangerous matter that will injure
.ho contents of the mail pounuheu or
employes. ' ,
TbA Hawaiian Treaty.
BpecUl.Uliips.U-h toTui Uli.
WAHniNOTON , Dicomber 28. ' It is
reported to-night that on the return
jf the houeo foreign affairs committee
next week , they will find awnitini
them an executive communication ad
vicing against the abrogation of the
Hawaiian reciprocity treaty , on which
subject the committee solicited the
vlowa from the state and treasury do
partmonfs ten daya or longer ago
The ground on which the ab
rogation was urged was tha
under the treaty a California importer
and refiner by controlling thellawaiian
trade had been apt to monopolize tuo
iugar interests in the west , and tha' '
the treaty there operated discrlm
inalively. Agents of this refiner ,
commissioner of the Hawaiian govern
mout and the minister had been ac
lively nt work in opposition to th
movement. A rumor threatening th
English naval station at Hawel
in the event of the abrogation I
credited to ono of theao sources
ind the utato department took f righ
'hereat , This came also , to the car
if eastern refiner * , who , not only son
to the committee hero represontln
the trade of New Yorlr , PhiladolpM
iud Boston , but subiiequantly appro
lending that the state department
could ndvlio ogniniit the abrogation
ostruotod their npent here to nsk the
apartment to , without n reply to the
oroign affairs comrutttro until ccr *
am arguments for thn abrogation
a form , facts and statistics , might be
ubmittod. The department n reed
o the delay , bnt cither the promised
ntft have not boon forthcoming or
lioy htvo no ! bain ilrong enough to
torn the diplomatic tide At any
ate it is now said that the homo coin-
nitteo will be ndvUod that public lu
cres ( a would sailor by the proposed
TIi * D ful Xintters Snlo.
pocW UUpttch toTMK Urn.
WABHINOTON , Dicumbor 28 .Tho
irocoods of tha recent enlo of articles
cumulated in thn dead letter ollicu
amount to $4 4071 which sum has
won deposited iu the treasury to the
credit of the postoftico department ,
p clU Dlspitch to Tun Din ,
WASHINGTON. December 28 At
ho close of the morning hour the
cnato , on motion of Senator Ed
munds , took np the bill reported by
lim from the committee on judiciary ,
o prevent the olBjursand employes
ollooling from or paying to each other
money for political purpose
Further amendments worn voted
own and the bill as reported by thn
The bankruptcy bill was act downer
or consideration on the 10th of Jan
San at or Sherman then called up the
bonded whisky bill.
Senators Sowoll , 'however , opposed
consideration of the whisky bill be
fore the senate thould Uko up the
bill for the relief of Fltz John For-
tor , and objections to the former bill
being mado. the aonato proceeded with
the Porter bill.
Senator Logan proposed ita friends
ehould apeak "to-day , and uaid he
would occupy two or three Intira to
morrow in opposition.
Siuator Ooiigor protest ed ngVmst
any arrangement for final dlipoiixl of
the bill until , it ahall have buun iirot
considered by the full Bonato.
The conclusions of the military
board , c mpOsod ot Gonornls Suho *
hold , Terry nnd Getty , were road.
Senator Sjwoll then addressed tVo
aonato in support of the bill , and at
the conclusion of his remarks the aon
ate hold executive session and ad
poc ! l Oorrcopondonco ot Tni Ilu.
WABUINQTON , December 25. This
iaa boon the moat beautiful Ohristman
ay aeon in Washington for many
oars. It has scarcely boon cool
nough oven for light overcoats , nnd
aero haa boon an unusual amount of
iloasuro drivirn ? Churches and thoa-
era have boon Crowded and'tho prcm-
n&dss densely thronged. The city ,
lowevor , is dull. People have scat-
ored to N6w iTork , Baltimore and
thor places to epond the holidays ,
lonators , congressmen and clerks
lave atolun away also , sorao to their
ibuios ani some for a little rout in
DUTLKU AND 1IOAH.
Friday night'o episode in the eon-
e between the dignified occupants of
ho chamber was a fitting close to the
week of cant and bombsttt. Butler
nd Hoar bandying words in the son
ic was an unusual spectacle. Hutlor
s usually calm , cuurtooua And cbiv-
, lrio. He looks and is a purfect gun *
louian. Ho gota indignant now nnd
hen , but anger ( a foreign to hia na-
uru. The encounter between the
men is much diucu3EoA horo. Hoar
isplayod a courogo which no ouo BUS-
icctea that ho paasu&znd. Hoar li
naturally eour at the stomach , and ho
s it great fault-Cinder. Hu is also said
0 bo a good deal of a humbug and
wind bag ,
BBVISIOK OK THK TAUIKF.
It ia undcratoocl that aomo members
) f the finance committee of the son
ata arc tulklng of holding aconforonco
with the waya and meatrn committue
n the oubjunt of the revision of the
arlff. The fiuBiico committee has
38on at work on the commission bill
or two woekr , and has made consid-
irablo progress v/ith the dilFeront
chodulea. It IIP. ? , liownvcr , punned
1 policy diametrically opposed to tbut
of the ways and raeauB committee.
L'lio latter body , in revising the com
mission bill , ha , an a rule , in-
crouaod the dutiiw on certain arti-
clca thut coemod to noad addl-
, ional protection , The finance
committee hnn endeavored to keep as
close to thn commission bill as pocai
, but whenever there has been a
doubt M the witdom of the cornmis
sion'a regulatiotie , ita figures havi
been reduced. In the ubuenoo ol
Senator Jones , of Nuvada , it hay fro
qnently happened that the finance
coramittoo iras ovouly divided on car-
tain questions put iu a vote. A mem
bur of the coinmittoo haa aoid that liu
thinks it very doubtful whether any
bill would bu reported to the uonato
from that committee until uftor the
ways and moans committee had reported
ported to tlw houto.
THE 'KNHION HILL ,
In retponno to a eonato roiolntipi
calll ( > K for information , the commis
sloner of pensions haa furnished a IODJ
statement , In which ho sayi the number
bor of pennioncra on the roll Deoem
bor 1st , 1882 , ia estimated at 201 ,
050 , with an annual value of $30,01U ,
000 , The total disbursomenta for ar
reari from January Ctb , 1870. wa
UOB LIKCOLK fOU I'llKfilDENT.
Beoretary Lincoln ia being quietly
talked of by many aa the most avail
abla candidate for prculdent. Th
lust election has shown that none o
the old pollticlana with the fhvor o
the inacbino lingering about ( hen
haye any hope of BUCCOBS. _ Blalno , o
course , Has some onthUBiastio support
ra who anxiously wont his nomination
but ho eaya himself that his hopes erin
in vale , A new man without a rccori
must be chosen , and ha muut bu on
without a stain of any kind on hi
name. The Ohio men and other west
ern politician ! arc trying to work np a
boom for him because ho It a son of his
father , most likely.
All the t ilk about General Hhormnn
B HlninQ'a nud Logan's a ndldnto for
the prtaidcucy ia all ruoblsh. Liau
gets very hot under the collar when it
is mentioned to him. LIe naid the
other day that Sherman was the only
man ho over know in thn army who
would pull n bottle from his pocket
and take a drink without passing it
around , When Gonlding nominates
Dlnino for president , then Logan may
lafcly be called on to hurrah for old
Tecumseh , and notbitforo. Some of
the shrewd men of the party think
thatEdmuuda will bo the man , bat ho
does not think the nomination can go
east of the Hudson. "Edmunds for
gets , " said a senator , "that filaino
was defeated bcoauso ho came from
Ma no. "
A prominent senator here was re
cently atkud what the presidential
chances of General Bon Harrison
woro. Ho replied : "That man hai a
bettor assemblage of decorated , orna
mented and embellished possibilities
for the presidential nomination than
any ono that has boon named. Ho
came . into public life In Washington
too late to enter Into the strifes which
have created the destructive republi
can fictions. Ho ia not disliked by
the stalwarts , nor by the half-broods ,
and could bo supported by both. Ho
baa thu traditions which would help to
raako him popular ; ho is the descend
ant of thu regicides : ono ct his ancos-
ors was in the first constitutional con
dition ; bis grandfather was prosl-
ont of the United Slates ; his father
wan a man of note ; ho la himself n
man of brain , of solf-poUo , of ability.
&o makes a good speech , Ho has
.tado no blunders Ho iskoon , quick
wilted. Iio cornea from a good focal
loint. Ho is central , "
"Is ho an earnest candidate ? "
"Ho is , most certainly. That is his
weakest pDlnt , Hu ia at heart a n\Dst
oaitivo candidate , and ho ia very oon-
dint that ho will win. Erory move
ment that ho nukes indicates his ox-
raordinary confidence iu hia rising
I'KAOK I.X PENNSYLVANIA.
There suoms to bo peaoo in the
'onnsylvania delegation , What in
nonces brought Cameron and Mitchell
Dgothcr is not known. Simo aay
nat through Cameron's diplomacy
lanator Piatt was induced to give up
ho chairmanship of the pensions com-
mUteo that Mitchell might have it.
'ho chairmanship is not an muoh in
tsolf , but it has an appondant fat
lorkship which Mitchell's private
ecrotnty now lillo. This follow ia
> no of the sonator'a most Intimate
rionda and advisors.
iioAii'tt ONLT nori : .
Senator Hoar'a frlonds say that ho
oriously doubta hia return , and that
10 looka forward to Impending defeat ,
ihiloaophioally. Ho ia now , ho aaya ,
t po r man. Another term would
iringhim on the shady rile of GO , and
with little hope of seizing a pr < ictica
hat would coma to him. Ho hopoa ,
n any event , to get through two pot
nlla before his retirement. They are
ho Lotroll bankrupt not and the bill
or the presidential aucoassion. Hems
ms boon promised the support of a
lumbar of prominent aoiutora in those
wo measures , and thiiika that they
will alldo through.
It does not oasur to everybody that
ho Bonato of the United States is a
very rich body of mua taking as a
vholn. It is estimated that the aovon-
; y-aix noimtora represent an aggregate
Of 8000,000,030 Thouo reputed very
ioh are , Fair , of Nevada , Jones , his
colleague , Mihono , who owns Virgin-
a and aomo of the railroada uftor thpy.
; ot out of the state , Divld
VVarnor Miller , of Now York , John
Sherman , Hill , of Colorado , Sawyer ,
iVindoui , Saulabury , and Pendloton ,
and practically iho majority of them ,
ITHE SHIPPER' . * SAY-
Ooncornlnir tlio Proapectlvn
Spwlul Dlnpatch to Tin linn.
NKW YOHK , DocomborSS , lllchard
C , Fox caid to-day in regard to the
> ropout'd flight between Mace and
5ullivan : " 1 have sent word for
VI ice and his party to glvo an pxhi
) ition in San Franciaco and coma on
.o . Now York at the expiration o ( two
wcuka. I have received oflora from
, wo railway lines to bring the party
an , and I have taken the best oifdr ,
nnd sent on four tickets , and whor
.hey arrive wo will make a match , il
.icitulblo , to fight Sullivan for any
imount , "
Sullivan aald , "I will fight Mace if
I have to , but would rather fight the
younger man , Slado , aa there woulc
bo uioro credit in it. Mace , accord
ing to hia own say , Is 62 years of ago.
I will box Mace and agrco to atop
him in four rounds easily , If Fox
after looking around for two years
thinks ho haa found the man to whip
mo , I will fight him for $5,000 a eldi
to nccomnodatohiin , but would rathe
have it for 610 000 a tido. I can
nothing for the title of champion o
the woild , which Mace claims , but an
satisfied with that of champion o
A Dreadful Gutuitropho.
Special PUpatch to Tun JIM.
IJuADKoiii ) , Eng. , December 28.
This morning a tall chimney fell upot
a building full of oporatlvos , many o
whom ore believed to bo killed. Seventy
enty two have been removed , two being
ing dead ,
A LATKU IUSPAT011 ,
Twenty-four operators ware killec
and forty seriously Injured ,
Thirty six persona are now know ;
to bo lulled , and fifty others wounded
mostly woman and children. Owlnj
to the amount of dobrm the exac
nnmbcr of killed cannot bo luaruec
for two or three daya. Total dnmag
U estimated at over 00,000. Abou
iJ.OOO persona ara thrown out of employment
ploymont , eight mills having flue con
ncctlons with the fallen chimney ar
brought to a standstill.
THE OLD WORLD.
ho Rhino Eivor and Tributaries
Swollen to Disastrous Pro
'ant ProportloB Doatroyed ,
Trnfllo Stopped nnd
Inmbnttn'a Condition Ecoltu * the
Alarm of the
GENERAL FOREIGN NEWH.
pcUl DUp tch to Till lt .
T1IK 1UHINO IIHINK.
BKHLIN , Dacombor 28. The Ilhino
nd its tributaries , from the L ko of
Couatanca to Cologne , continue to rleo
apidly. . Many bridges and 'dams
ave boon destroyed. The bridge
oar Lorraoh , I3adon , gave way , and
nronty persona were drowned. The
Ivor Inn has overflowed IU banks at
'aasau. The Danube has also over
A panto prevails at Nonwoid. A
rain attempted to pans over the line
rotu Opponwoiaor and ono person
as killud and several others injured.
Aho government of Bad on announce
10 floods higher than in Novombor.
ho river Neckar is now at the high-
at knomi this century , The Rhino
am ia expected to bo swept away ,
ho Mosollo river steamers at Troves
ave closed running , The bridge boats
I CoblintE were rotnovod to Oarlshruo
'ravel on the railway between Kohl
nd Kark ia stopped , the track bolng
ibmorgod for n distance of two milon ,
" 'rains ' from Mannheim to Neckar
ave stopped. The SalEkammerput
istriot in Austria is threatened with
nundation , The Danube lllvorStuam
[ avigation company notified the own-
ra of the raorohandlso on the Prater
uay to remove their goods. The
ilta quay Is under water.
PARIS , Dacombor 28. Gambotta'a
onditlon oxoltoa alarm among the
hyiiclans. Four physicians are in
onsultation about lancing the abioesa
n the stomach and noouro external
iechargo. The allmont is iulluuma-
on of the cellular tissue , enclosing
aecuri of the intestines. Such inflam
mations result in phlegmon , which ,
nless it dlaolvca naturally will maka
occssary piercing of the nbscons.
OKlf VOU TONQUIN.
LONDON , Djoomber 28. Seven hun-
rod and fifty soldiora and clvlliana
ailed from Maraaillea for Tonqutn to-
a eummonod to moot February 15th.
NTOINNU AN AMDABSAUDU.
ROMK , December 28. A man throw
a otono at the Austrian ambassador to
ho Vatican to-day. The man claim
id ho was starving and was unaware
if the ambnnoador's identity.
TUOUI1LKH OF 11CHHIAM 1'Al'EHH.
ST. PcTKiisnimu , Dooombor 28 ,
The Goolos nowspipor hui roaolvod a
eoond warning. The Moscow Cburcl
iaa been suspended three montlia and
ho aalo of nluglo numbers of the
rlocoow Tulegraph prohibited , owing
o the publication of forbidden matter ,
ST. PKTKIUIIUUO , December 28.
? ho complaints with regard to the
roatmontof the Jowa are again ap-
oarlng in the nowapapora. It ia
tated that the railroad companies
iavo ordered the discharge of all tholr
owiuh employoa , Thu perfect of St.
. 'otoraburg has ordered that no in-
ulgenoj bo shown to the JOWB rcHid-
ng in the capital without olliciil leave ,
The aonato hun decided that no court
an nnthouzo the transfer of land to
Dini.m , December 28. O'Beyer ,
ho editor of United Ireland , will con
cat the neat far M'illow , with the now
United Ireland rnappoarod to-day
vith a cartoon reprcaonting the lord-
loulonant and crown oflicii drinking
eng Hfo to Iho inquisition.
The government has taken pro
cautlona to necuro the safety of the
'oreman of the ] ury which convicted
[ 'ofl' and Barrett of murder.
PANAMA , Dacembor 28 , Sallno
3ruso la almost deserted , owing to tbo
cholera epidemic. Tehantepoa haa 25
deatha dally , lUilway laborers have
abandoned the works. Oaxaca haa
stopped all communication with the
nfeotod towns. The ncarclty of wa-
, or and its Impure quality ia nuppoaoc !
to bo the cause.
INDIANS UOUTJ',1) ,
BUENOH AYUKS , Dooombor 20.
[ ndiana have been routed by Colonu
Drtego , who took 700 prisoners ,
A fcOUMTOU'H UKWAHD ,
LONDON , Djoomber 28. The groa
Belt libel ease , which has excitoi
muoh intoront in artiatlo and lltorar ;
circles , was concluded to-day , th
jury awarding the plaintiff Bolt , th
sculptor , JL'5,000 damages. The Jibe
consisted in the publication by Van
ity Fair of an article Intimitlng tha (
many of the works claimed to bo the
production of Bolt are actually work
of Vorliydon , a well known artist ,
BTI5AMKU WllECKKD ,
SYDNEY , N. S. W. , Ddcombor 24.
The atoainer New England was totally
wrecked in the Clarence river on th
2'l'.h. The passengers and crow ar
ritKNClI IIUDOKTS ,
PAUIH , Deosmbor 28. The aonat
adopted the ordinary and oxtraordln
ary budgets and voted a grant of 25 ,
000,000 franca to moot the cost of th
French occupation of Tunla ,
HALE OP HA1LUOAD I10NDH.
MONTIIKAL , Deourabor 28 , Th
bank of Montreal disposed of 50,000 ,
000 land grant bonds of the Oanadla
THK W1L& OP BIU HCCI1I , ALLAN
dlvidea the estate equally am ng hi
own fumilyj eight daughters rocolv
$150,000 each on attaining tholr ma
otity. During tholr minority they
ill receive an allowance of $1,500
) er annum. The married daughters
ccolvo interest on their portions from
10 preaont until the citato is finally
ound up , which will bo when the
onngcst sou attains hln majority.
ho two sons will bo added when they
.tixin their majority. The nsaota ere
stimntcd all the way from $0,000,000
o 810,000,000. A
A TiuNSKcn or
ST. lETKiwiiuno , DacotnW'28
'ho cz\t haa ordered these persons in-
ircoratt d In the fort at Potropanla-
iskft to bo tratufcrrod to Schlussol-
iurg , M the fort ia unsafe for the
mprisonmont of political offenders.
LONDON , Dooombor 23. Uladatono
ias hnd a alight attack of lumbago ,
winf | to a chill consequent upon ox-
( osUro in foiling a tree , Tnoaday. Ha
waa much improved last evening.
Cardinal Newman haa recovered.
BRIILIN , Dooombor S3. Adjutant
laron Von Wintorfold
I the emperor , shot himiolf to-day.
[ UUBDBU AND SUICIDK.
LONDON , Dacombcr 28. Dr. Ma-
on , a well-known writer on political
iconomy , ( hot his wife and afterward *
limsolf , yesterday.
OHKAT DISTKE1 .
A special commlsslonnr of the Now *
Ires that the greatest distress oxlat *
n Donegal , Ireland.
DUIILIN , December 28. Thomas
ohnson , attorney qonoral for Ireland
md member of parliament for Mal-
ow , has accepted the vacant judge-
ilp in the nnoon'a bench division of
icr majesty a high court of juatico in
roland. Andrew M. Porter , solicitor
; onoral , will succeed Johnson aa at-
; ornoy general , and John Naish , the
aw advisor to the crown , will bocnmo
10 Boliotor general. Natsh will bo a
audtdato for a coat In. the house of
ommous , made vacant by Johnson's
oaoptanoa of the judgeahip.
SUEE , December 28 Arab ! 'and his.
ollow exiles embarked this afternoon
or Ceylon. There was no domonstra-
on of any kind in connection wllb.
TUB RKI1ETJH SENTENCED ,
OAIHO , Dacombor 28 , Sentences
varying from ono yoar'e polioo Burvoil-
lance to twenty years punishment
have boon imposed on eighty-four po
litical prisoners , including Emin Boy ,
El Thomay and eleven others previ
ously Bontonood. Twelve of the rich
est prisoners have boon ordered to
deposit guarantees of 5,000 , and
lessor amounts for the faithful obnorv-
, nco of the government ordera.
A HEDKLUOUS SUBJECT.
RANGOON , December 28. In con-
equonoo of the recent escape of the
ildoat aon of the late king of Bnrmah
rom Benares , and who i supposed to
iavo gone to upper Burmah ta'ralaa a
rebellion , three thousand Burmese
roopa have been dispatched to the
Hanipor frontier , and three thousand
'rom the Shan Statcn to the Tonngoo
rentier ntations on the Irrawaddy
rifer to carefully guard the same. .
War Btoamors are in readiness to oon-
A SWOLLEN KIVKU.
COLOGNE , Daoember 28 At Man-
loim the river Nook at haa risen con-
Idorably , and the firemen and aol-
llora are ordered to bo ready to assist
I'HKl'AUATIOm VOR BUSINESS.
ST. PKTEHSIIUKO , Dacombor 28.
? ho chief of Orduanco haa ordered all
rupp fiuns required by the artillery
rescrvoa. The Gorman government
iaa raised no objection to the oxocu-
ion of the order.
A JIUBSIAN AHMY.
CONSTANTINOPLE , Dooombor 28.
[ ho Russian force concentrated along-
, ho Kara frontier conalsta of 70,000
non , with 80 gnna.
THE VKSTIVAIt MNISUED.
VINNNA , December 28. The feati-
val concluded in honor of the house of
Japsburg with a grand banquet at
lapnburg , at which the emperor on-
ortalned various deputations who-
presented their congratulations.
A DEBTllUOTIVE VLOOD.
LONDON , December 28. The re
cent rainfall haa caused * floods In the
midland counties and a great mortal
ly among ahoop in Northampton
shire , Notinghanuhlro and Lalcertor-
U RUM AN 1UJLUOAD3.
BIIIIUN , Djoomber 28 It la defi
nitely settled that the German rail
ways to the Russian front or will bo
THK JiUMOH CONTRADICTED.
, Djcembor 28. A dispatch-
from Rome to Tlio Times authorita
tively contradicts the statement that
England will appoint ; a minister to the
A HLAVEll OAl'IUREU.
LQNDON , December 23 , Her Ma
jesty's ahip Undlno haa captured a
light slave dhow on the coast of
A Double Tragedy-
Special Dispatch to Tu BUM.
CiiATrANoooA , Tonn. , Dacombor 28.
Following are the particulars of tha
tragedy at Lebanon , Ala , , yesterday.
Two brothers , Dave and Henry Bul-
" , had a gambling saloon iu town ,
r.ud Thomas Jaooway , who desired to
establish a school , undertook to com
pel them Jto close by Instituting legal
proccedinga , Thia led to t , quarrel.
The Bullards ] attacked Tom Jaooway.
The beat citizens came to hia rescue ,
and ono of the Bullarda was , killed
and the other wounded , Last eight
the brother of Jacoway wont to hi *
house , and ho , mistaking him for a
friend ( of the Bullarda. shot him
A Dark Threat.
Special Dispatch to Tun USM.
LITTLE ROOK , Daoember 28. The
Gajatto'a special from Hope reports
considerable alarm prevailing over a
reported uprising of . 'blackswwho ,
threaten to burn the/town to-night.
The atreota are patrolled by U\a i
IfTa pouo ,