Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, January 15, 1883, Image 1
BEE \ VULa HE TWELFTH YEAE. OMAHA NEB MOISDAY MORNESTG JANUARY 1.1 1883 177 \ A KITCHEN CALAMITY. Burning of/he SBrvants'fQuarters ' ofthBPlantBrsl'HousB ) St , Louis , Tlu'ee Men Suffocated ia the * Garret and Tbeir Bodies Partially Burned. The Guests of the Hotel Hustled Out of Their Rooms Glad in Bleeping Dusters. Flight of the Servants Over Neighboring Roofa to Places of Safety. The Bfl active Work of the Fire Department Prevents a Second Newhall. The Number of Victims of the Milwaukee Horror In creasing Daily. TUB RcmuantsorlForty-Twa Bodies Believed to bs Btlll In the Ruins. Three Hundred. Persona Lose Their Lives by Fire In Russian Poland The Planters'Clc i9 Cn.il Special Dispatch to Tus 118s. ST. Louia , January 14 A fire broke out shortly hfer 4 o'clock thin morning in the kitchen cf the Plant- era1 house , occupying a block on Fourth atroot between Pine and Chest nut streets , and extending to the pan try , storeroom and servants quarters. Thoeo are all in a building in the rear of and detached ( com the hotel , which was not injured. One servant was suffocated to death , ono burned , and two others have broken limbs. Great oxoltomentprovniled among thogucata Other occupants cf the house , nearly three hundred people , filled with the horrible recollection of .the Milwaukee holocaust , were dashing hither aud thither through the main corridors and down several stairways in the v < * office and street. The hotel employes acted with good sense and promptness , rapping long and loud on every door , hvo min ntea later making a nccoml trip to in anro that everybody was up and ad- viced cf the danger. Very few waited to droBB , as the smoke from the rear building , where the lire-was located , had already invaded the corridors and waa making' 'ita way slowly into the rooms , Stopping only to grab a fix articles cf clothing , men , women and children fled in dismay and would not oven halt jn the commodious main office , where there was light , comf irt .tindJU'.Jo aihoka Aa thyoDg'pa1 ' ? , tha first cf which arrived within fifty BOO- ' onda if or the sounding of the alarm , dashed lip to the house , the otroam c f fugitives began to pour from its doora. There were men in naught bat their underclothes , womou with but night drees and pos sibly a shawl or cloak ever their shoul ders and little children hastily bun dled in blankets or other wrappers ; tew were shoos and a great many were in their bare feet. The light of The Republican and Globe-Democrat of fices and of the gambling house , nil of which wore within a distance of s block , led the half crazed psoplo to temporary refuge and warmth whence carriages in a few moments removed them to other hatoln. . Some of the Bceno * were quiio threatening , their effect being intensified by the rattling , clang and shrieks of the onglnea and shouts of the firemen , and soon the main body of the hotel was cloaiod of guests and the building waa In possession of the firemen , who , within twenty minutes , had thirteen engines at work. Meantime events in the roar building were cf a fir moro ugly character The hotel , which is six atones In height , fronts on the wcat Hide Fourth street fem Chestnut to Pine , while a wing runs back on both Chpetnnt.and Pine atreetto a depth of ha'f the block ; Thus the main building ifjrms three eldest f a root- angle. Tbo fourth side IB farmed by a four story building , fjrty yoara old , midway < f whinh on the ground floor is the boiler room above nforred to , and the kitchen is on the floor above it. The two upper floors are occupied by the help cf , the honso , some 75 in number , Alongside the boiler room , i ) ' narrow stairway arises and winds to the roof. The'fire , 'which itarted very close to this stairway , was carried up to the room by the draft in the stair , and thus not only cat oft' escape by that.meanc , but also formed a barrier which prevented men aloeping in the south ha f of the building from reaching another stair way at the north end. LI once those unfortunates , almost smothered by smoke , were compelled to climb out of the room on a frame structure , which abutted over the alloy , and thence cither to jump or lower them selves by means of a pulley , rigged there for hoisting supplies. Ono poor follow was aeon to atart down the stairway before the fire reach ed the third fhor , and an hour later his crisped corpse was found In the kitchen near the f jot of the stalls. Another employe , who although answering to a call , seems to have been too much stupefied by the smoke to got tip , for two hours after wards his dead body was found on the amoking mattress in his bed. The female help all escaped by the stairway at the north end , a&vo ono who broke her ankle in jumping to the rocf cl a shed. The firemen made a grand fight , and the nozzlca were carried through the walls of amiko right tc whcie the flames were raging , aud not withstanding the Inflammable nature of the building thry succeeded in preventing - venting the fire from extending be yond a distance of twenty feet from ho point of ita origin , hut. In that pace it burned clear through to the oof , destroying about ton rooms. 1ho balance of tin rear buildings ore made uninhabitable by water , at the hotel proper did not suffer to ho extent of a dollar. The fire , how- ivor , crotacd the alloy to the f urnlturo ware rooms , where the firemen 'ud another fierce but short tight. L'IO ! damage to the hotel property ia boat $10 ( KM ) and to the auction firm ( bout $20 000 all covered ; by in- uranoo. This evening workmen , en- inged in clearing away the debris , annd the charred body of a man , tnld the broken timbers at ho hot of the stairway on ho basement floor. It proved o bo Henry Blancy , an employer , ovnr > 0 yoara old , who as boy , served ashore here boy in the hotel. The oth"r wo dead mnn are Carlo Robolo , sou 1- on , and Dennis Kepoate , carvir. The now kitchen will be in workii g rdtr Tuesday morning. The Plan- en House was for a quarter i f a cen- ury the boat known hotel in the weht , md its fame was extended by Charka Dickons' "American Notes. " The Nowhall Holooanit. IpecUl Dispatch to Tui llii. MILWAUKEE , January 15. The call rr volunteers at the exhumation i f lodloa in the Nowhall house ruins to .ay , turned out to bo a fizzle , only wo citizens responding. The regular aid iorco is hard at work , despite a utting northwesterly wind and ox- rcmoly cold weather. Two bodies , barred beyond recognition , were aken out to-day , making 18 bodies in ddltlon to the 23 identified , or 41 in 11 known to bo dead. Mrs. Bridget Bridgmans , the oldest employe c f the hotel , Is reported missing to day. making 42 bodica yet ouppoaed o be iu the ruins. She ia known to lave started out on the morning i f ; ho fire arousing the servants and haa lot been heard of sineo. She was com this city. Five bodies were urlod to-day , among them T. B. Elliott , a prominent lawyer , who amo to the hotel on the 3:30 : train he morning of the firo. Half an lour later he jumped from the fourth tory window , broke both legs , In nrod his spine and died Friday. Ho ivas a prominent Mason and state ro rosentativo of the grand lodge , Tno 'unnral ' ceremonies were imposing. Tne mayor received Jay Gould's hock St $500 for relief of the suffer- ire , and the Western Union telegraph iompany'8 check for $100. Local iharity responded liberally BO that the action of the three members of the council stands isolated. To-day excavations from the Broad way front will reach the court iu the rear cf- the cllbo and will bo started near the west wall under the servants' quarters , ' where moat of the bodes es are auppoaed to bo. A vacant itoro has been fitted as a temporary morgue for the charred remains. To day the Lincoln guard of militia was called ont f jr duty at the rulna to ward off crowds of people , but only a "ew of the latter congregated at the acono , extremely cold weather pro- Tailluy. T/iciu / xoo funeral trric.b at all prominent churches-to-day bo- 'ore crowded audiences. The ( or van to' quarters in the New- hall were on the fifth floor and ranged along the alley side cf the building "rotn a point about twenty f dot north of Michigan street , to a point about twenty feet on the north end cf the building. The rooms were built along the hall which ran north and south and at each end was totally separated from the guenta' apartments by heavy doors. The girls themselves say that the first they know of the fire waa when Linohap , the engineer , ran up aud yelled to them to wako up and run out and follow him and not tvalt to dresi. Ho gays the hall was flWfttmod fall ( f maids and ho thought they were coming , consequent' y made hij way down , only to find that but one was behind him. It ap- peara that the ruohing air the moment Lluoban and ono girl got through the spreading doora closed them with a bang and that they never opened aqain. Thin also prevented the hoit and amoks from entering their hoaa- limrters ; so those who did not escape mot death with a fill roallzition tf what was upon them and were not half dead from auffjc tion. Mary MoOauloy , who lioj at tro Axtoll house In a bad nervous condi tion , and wna carried out in a faint by Fireman Strausa , aays eho "was awakened by shouts and screams of o'hora and ran into the hall. It was full of girls rushing madly up and down , crying and screaming. I rushed to the end of the hall , peered through the door and eaw every thing was Btnoke aid fire out- eido. I then ran back , and passing a room where eovou girls had taken refoga joined them and wo all knelt down in prayer. Ono of the girls had a crucifix , and a fat woman prayed out loud , Just aa wo had given up all hope the window ornihod in our room and I fainted. It eo happened the firemen with the ladder had found the room , out of thirty othern , and wo with afaw others were saved. I know nothing after fiintlng till I woke up here. " Another Hotel Burned. Special Dispatch to THK UKK MILWAUKEB , January 14. A fire at Neonah , Wis. , early this morning burned the Ruesoll house , bank and a number nf other buildings. Total loss $100,600 , insurance about half. The hotel wont up like a tlish , very much like the Nswhall house. The carriage worka of F. G. Maudt. at Stoughton , Wis. , also burned. Laea , $15.5000j ; insurance , $70,000. Frightful Ln of Lite. hp cUl DlxpaUb to Till line 1 ST. I'ETKUSIIORO , January 11 Daring the performance yesterday ate circus in Berditcheff , llussian Poland , a fire broke out , and before the spec * tatora could escape the whole structure turo waa abluza. Three hundred per sons perished. THE STATE CAPITAL. A Brief and Unimportant Ses sion of the flouso Saturday , Further Dotoih of the Inveatl- Ration Into Railroad Man agement. Pecuniary Profits and Free Pass Privileges of the Chosen Few. Merck ntH Forced to Submit to Tyrannical Exaction * . And No Squealing Tolerated. THE STATE pocUl Dispatch to Tin Dm , LINCOLN , January 18. The house mot at 10 o'clock this morning. A csolutlon was introduced by Mr easions giving the clerks of the com mittees the name number of stamps , rappora , newspapers , oto , as is re- eived by the member. On the call f the roll it votoddown almost unsni mously. A few bills were introduced nd read , and nt 11 o'clock the house djournod till Monday at 2:30 : p. in. The special railroad commission did not hold a session this morning , but greed to meet again on Monday at o'clock. Many of the members liv ng at a convenient distance left * on ; ho mid-day train for homo . The railroad republicans have given up ho idea of forming a senatorial cau as , although it is said that Millard is ilrtng members to go into such an irganlzation. It is argued that to receive money o go into a cjtucns h no crime. Some f the anti-monopolists have jast dis ovored that there nro from twenty vo to fifty nfllcers concerned in the IOUBO to hold position who virtually lave no duties to perform and it la more than probabto that there will bo bronze on Monday. THE RAILROAD INQUIRY- KOCEKDINQH 0V THF SPECIAL COM MITTEE. pciUl Correepondenoo ol TUB Dm. The public has already been in- 'ormod by THE BEE of the manner in which this committee was appointed : how Speaker Humphrey ignored al ! parliamentary usage , trampled upon .ho rights of a majority of the mem bers and did the behest of the railroads n appointing the Jiouso members. Happily for the causa of truth and natico the men representing the senate - ate are of the right atoff and are re solved that the object for which the committee waa appointed shall be car ried out. On Thursday the mooting wat hold n the room of the committbo on ways and moans. Two spectators Were present. The proceedings were nnim- rUtri cacopfc foithS atrtriac a * .Z.fk of Mr. Gray to Btcuro a postponement of the investigation for several days or until after the senatorial election. Ho exhausted every device for the purpoao but Reynolds , of Butler , hold members to their work and Btops were taken to secure an efficient clerk and to call witnesses. The next day Mr. Gray himao' f was put upon the aland and in reply to questions by Sanator Reynolds , acknowledged his unlimitcdenjoyment of trip permits over the Union Paci fic , but giwo DB the raaaon for this discrimination that his brother waa oneral freight agent cf the Central Pac'lio , and that the general freight agent of the U. P. , Mr. Klolby , was his particular friend. The next witness was Mr. 1) 0 , Brooks , lotetf The "Omaha llepub- "lean , " who being sworn was examined us follows by Mr. Reynolds. Qaestion. Whera do you realdo Mr. Brooks ? A.Omaha. . Q What ia your business ? A. I have no business now. Ol late I was editor of The Republican. ( . } Do you know Mr. Brooks whether any cf the stock of The "Om aha Republican Co. " is owned by U. P. tlhoew ? Chairman ( Grout , cf Otoe , ) I don't boltove that is a pertinent quoation. After a little discussion upon this point in whtoh Brown , cf Lincaster , remarked , "I don't suppose Mr. Brooka knows anyhow. " fUrooka taking the cue. ) A I don't know any thing about it. Q I will ask you Mr. Brooks ; if while you were acting as editor of the Omaha Republican , whether yon were on the pay roll of the Union Pacific railroad compan } ? ( Brooka , looking fiercely at his tor mentors , exclaimed , "What is this in vestigation ( " Britton , of Wayne. I think that is an improper question. Reynolds. 1 preaumo to differ with the gentleman The chairman. Mr. Bronks is hero as a private individual. I don't see that it makes nny difference whether ho was on the pay roll or not. Wo are hero to Investigate the public con duct of the railroad ' , and I don't BOO what this has to do with the matter. Reynolds. Well , we shall BOO how much it haa to do with it , Brown , of Lancaster. Well , it would effect the public a little , and as Mr. Brooks is hero ho can answer if ho wants. The witness , A. I should decline to answer any Buch questions. I don't know whether the conmittoo would desire it or not , In the discussion which arose aa to whether witness Bhould answer , Mr , Grout ( the chairman ) thought they were going ontsldo the resolution under which ihey were appointed. Mr. Dech , cf Blunders , thought , considering the great i.ifluonco news * papers were wielding in this Btato , that if they were the property cf the railroads , or if their oditora were ir the p y rf the railroads , the peoph should know it. They would then bo able to attach a jast importance to the tcachlngi of suona subsidized prosit. The chairman assorted that the f ict that railroads owned newspapers , or that nowapapora Uvored railroads , had nothing to do with the oommittce After further discussion Mr. Hoy- nolda moved that'Mr. Brooks bo re- spool fully reqncsUd to answer the question. Tlio motion being almost unanimously carried , the question was again pat and Mr. Brooka replied "I shall decline to answer that ques tion. " Mr. Humphrey , R shipper of Lin- oln , was the next witno&s. Ho com- lalnod that ho could not secure cor- ain advantages unices ho complied with what be rrgardodm as rbitrary regulation on the part of the i. & M , aid still 11 that ilnco the onsolldntion of the'B. & M.- and the & N. rates had been advanced , Ho also quoted Mr. Tonzalln's Ian- uage at a mooting hold in Lincoln unng a previous teuton , that the ooplo had hotter let railroads alone , nd stated aa a fact that merchants onorally were tf ( aid to contend with 10 railroads loat they in ro tarn should njuro and ruin their trade. Other witnesses were examined In- luditig Messrs. Btophonton and Powno , but nothing now or material was elicited. Another mooting WAB nnounced for Saturday but this Saturday ) morning in consequence of baonco c f witnesses , the meeting was djourned till to-day nt 4 p. m. The appointment and work of this ommttteo haa already produced no ittlo excitement , The town talk id ccupiod with this iopio to the oxolu inn rf senatorial matters. Sumo who think they oan't atand tha racket iavo sought hiding'placof , and little loubt remains that much will bo irought to light as to the secret- met li ds by which the railroads veek to .ominalo ever every branch of trade nd hold in abjoluto subjection the ntiro people cf this state. nr Tbe Silver Questlt n pcclal Dispatch to Tun liix. \VASUINOTON , January III Re- ontly there has been a very import ant fall in silver , owing to the action if the Austrian government , but the lausca have not been generally under- teed in thia county. Senator LI ill , if Colorado , probably the best author- ty on stiver in congress , has written ho following letter to the editor of the Tribune , explaining the sltua- Ion : "Whenever there ii a decline in the irlce of ailvor bullion , the monopbl- ata profess to nee in it additional and nero imperative r can on a for suspend- ng coiuago of that metal. It la made .o appear that the decline Is caused by ncroasod production or by the failure of the markets of China and India , vhich for so many yeais absorbed a arge share of --production of onr mines. These causes _ are represented aa permanent , and , it is claimed that resulting in'tho stability in the market value of silver renders it unfit to use a money'metal. The fact i ? , neittw jpf , dthwwa ofcVMMt fc s been operative , to.j f . td r blo extsa * daring last wWJJjl'JwfltatUUwljol arejiot ce f4etej but.fHough'la known toraako5t safe * for ipo to aay that il there has boon.an incroago.of > prodnd- tion ever the two preceding yearn it ie alight and Inconsequential. Thia expert - port of silver from Austria , principal ly during the first half of 1882 , did not arise from any tendency in thai country towards the gold standard but from the fact that , nntil the recent cent fall in the gold price of ailvor the florin of that metal waa wortti moro than the paper fl jrin of Austria. It was the high price of silver and thi premium on it , aa compared with the present paper money , which oausoc that motnl to be sent out of Austria The decisive proof of that ia the fuel that since- the Lite fall in gold of tin price of silver , it has begun to flow back. To alarmists among mono-motaliati who declare tint they can BOO no limit to the fall of silver it may bo said thai BO long us the recent fall haa arhot from Auatiia they can ace oxaotl ] what the limits are ; for every florin it lawful money in that country ; iti mi lit a arc open to its coinage when ever silver bullion liftJ declined to auct a prica BO that fljrina can bo colnec out of it at a cost less than the valui of paper llorint ; or , in other words with profit silver will move in that dl rcction , and that ia what is taklnf place now. A Huge Spoclal DlipatUi to TllK HfK. NEW YOWK , January 14. The Gor man ainging societies of Brooklyn pro poao building a $30 000 hall for thi fourteenth great siungorfost of thi Gorman aociotlosof the United States Juno noxt. The festival will last fivi days. Twenty thousand singers an oxpoctod. Bar icd at Sea * Special DUpaUb to Tiir HKK , NEW YORK , January 1-t Thi steamer Nockar arrived to-day fron Bremen. She took off the crow of thi brig Mary Lizzlo , burning seven day a The or on- numbered eight persona The Cro was kept down by closing U | the holes with Balls and blankets The men wore greatly exhausted , bolnj at work day and night linco the fin broke out. AWreoliocl Bank. Special Dispatch to Tui iJii , JEHSEY City , January 14 It 5 now believed $109,00 ! ) will not cove the amount of funds missing fror the wrecked City bunk. All lift f ron the wreck in the shape of assets 1 cheap cilice furniture and $1,200 ac cidentally left in the ctah drawer. 71io Waihuurua Family. Spti-Ial Il p.iUh to IIIK OIK. LEWISTON , January 13. The am vivlng sons of Israel Waahburno father ol the noted Waahburno family have resolved to erect a memorlc building at the family homestead ii Llvormoro. Tin is to bo white granite ito , 40xiO ( feet , and bo equipped b donori , with suitable booka for public library , SHEAR-ING THE SHEEP. The Magnotio Muonoe of a Oral ) StekoSetUpbytlioMonops at the Millard , An Appetizing Morsel Prepared by Jacob for Joseph's Brethren , But the Stomach Route to the Senate Proves Acceptable to Few. A Onrloua Quartette Sketched Waile Button-holing on a Corner. Oou. 1h y r' diipenriincB Hup" tori8 tbo CaloalntloL * of Bov- er l Candidates. Tbo Latest Pbaso of iho Uonatorlal Contest The tiabbatb Lull. ASaHARE A1K4.L. KJItoilul OoriospondencB ol Tim llin. "TO AIIVKUTISB THK HOUHK. " LINCOLN , January II. On this bright Sunday morning wo are now enjoying the calm that precedes the storm. A majority of the legislature who roaido within a hundred miles c f the capltol have gene home. Quito a number nro up at Omaha on the in vitation i f Jake Markol to partake of the hospitalities cf the Millard hotol. "Come into my parlor said the epldor to the fly. " "Como up with mo to Omaha , " nuiJ Jake to a prominent state aonator Friday ; "bring you wifa with yon , and we will mnko you com fortable at the Millard. It won't coat you a nicklo.Vo want to advertise the hotel and wo shall bo much pleased to have your company. " "But I don't travel " on passes , ex claimed the senator , " .md I can't of ford to pay my way to Omaha and back. " "THAT'LL HE ALL IUOHT , I'll buy the tickets for you , " said Jake , iu hia bland and taking way. "I've boon auxtcnH to show you how wo entertain onr guests. " "Jlauy thinks , " replied the sena- cor , "but I guess I'll ' have to decline your kind invitation. " There were m my other legislators , however , who went up to take a tquaro meal at the Millard , juat to auvortiso the hotel , you know. Mil- lard's lobby has also aoeoptod Jake's invitation for f too tickets and a Croo lunch , and only a f jw remain on the ground. ThUmornfngI crossed the path cf a little group , tbat had Its tlgnJBomics. Tti're wasJfpllook,4 formerly a banker " " - " < k'r ; " * - ' - - " nq fj Olfotod clever , olly-tongao democrat who - trained with the Valentino and Pete Sahwonck land office rings and made a record aa a corporation capper. There was Law Lay from Sunton , a democrat who was elected to the Btnto oimato four years ago , from the Norfolk district , WAS put on the railroad committee by Carna in the interest < f thn U. P , and was re warded soon i f cor the legislature ad . journed with a railroad contract There waa Charlie MattbowDon the Norfolk banker , who was the repub lican railroad speaker of the house , four yea to ngo and Is noted also as ono cf the mombursof the old Norfolk land ftlioo ring. Then there was John 11. Manchester , ox-county clerk of Douglas county , ono of the strik ers , who haa boon hired to work up the Millard boom. THIS LITTLE O110U1' convoys a fair impression of the des perate oil'ort biting put forth in the interest of the U 1 * . candidate. Pol lock , Lay and Matthowson , republi cans aud democrats , pooling issued aid oxertirg influence on republicans and democrat ! ! fet the same man. The arrival of Gen. Thaycr lasl evening IHH given now momentum tc the oonatorial contest. The general haa quite a number of warm iriundn iu the legislatureand will receive a ro- apeotablo support. While Millard ie still regarded as formidable it la ad mitted on all hands that ho is IIOOMKUTO DKPEAr. Ills aupportors are already be ginning to wcakonjand are making terms for another choice. Three days ago Mil lard might have made it by a sudden charge , but the disclosures of 'ita BKK and the numerous lettora from constituents to members who have thrown a damper on the boom. There may bo name members who do not want to go hoinn if.or this legislature adjourns , but those who do will noi care to go on record for a man whc ha : come here determined to buy hie way Into the senate. My attention has boon called to the assertion cf the Omaha railroad orgar ' with a republican label , that the but and cry about the railroads taking hand in the senatorial fight , ia al bosh. "Thoro are no railroad attorneys noys at Lincoln , " sayB the RejiuMimn "and never In the history of Nebraska ka hove they shownauch IndlH'dronco. ' That will do to toll the marines. It Ii true that Sjnator Senders occupioi John'M , Thuraton'a former hond quarters with the oil room , bu Thurflton haa simply changed fccn the Commercial to the Arling ton , because Irnhoff charged him $711 for himself and Jim Kycorfortwont ; daya lodging two yeara ago. Th policy of Thurston juat now Is TO I'LAY I'O.SSUM , but I notice that Charlie Groau Frank Ireland of the Missouri Pacifi and half a dozen other railroad af tornoys cf loss note have boon opoi allng extensively among republican and democrats. There are also i least n dozen railroad attorneys at homo here who do tholr part either in the lobby or on the floors of the logls- laturo. The lawyers are by no moans the most dangerous of the railroad lobby. There are scores of people who at homo pass lor respectable , but down here are THE UlllMINAI , WOHK rf assistant highway robbery , by using their personal influnoo upon members in the Interest cf corporate monopoly , jobbery and fraud , If these people persist In their mfirious work I shall bj cotrpo'lod to eipoBO them and glvo the legislature the chance to investigate the attempt to corruptly intoi fore with legislation. Among the republican candidates that are looming'up at this time , be sides those I have already mentioned are , Georgn W. E. Dorsoy , Hon. Thomas S. Mjorr , Uoo. James Lilrd , Ex Governor Nnco and Judge Post. E. II. 1 ho Lily Explftiiiv- IM p tcli to IIIR llrr. CHICAGO , January 15. ! During the course of a conversation on America , Mrs. Langtry said that she found the social idoaa BO different here than in England. There she had boon nsod to admirers ever since iho wont into London society. Concerning Chicago newspapers the English beauty re marked : " 1 was prepared for a great deal by my experience with the Amort- can newspapers press on my arrival in Now York , but I cannot say that I anticipated the fruita of what western journalists call enterprise. Luckily tholr inventiveness docs not trouble mo greatly. The presence of my husband's sister , and the fact that the lifo of an nctross ia lived in a fiercer light than ever boat upon a throne , ought to appear to mo some protection against tuoh attacks at liavo been directed against mo , but they do not. This much I will say. I have received from Mr. Gobhardt no moro courtesies than are dally shown Bcorca of ladies in private life and upon the stage. I am al a loss to understand why the slmplicst acts cf politeness and hospitality performed to rnnko the sojourn of a atrangnr in a strantgo land somewhat ploaaantor than it would otherwise have boon , should bo grossly and maliciously dis torted. TELEGRAPH NOTES > Spochl Dlspitch lo Tun HKK. The Memphis Avalanche tin * boon soli ] to i * . S NicholR at n value ( intlirmtoil nt $200,000. There Ia no change In editorship or politic * . Iho Paris Lo Temps iAyg Knclnud has pronounced the deposition nf Frnuco in England , nnd it la possible Gladstone and Egyptian enterprise may Jem ! to the reopening - opening of tbo eastern question. A sleigh containing three boys waa struck hv nn oinrcBB train on the Dataware & Hudson Saturday night at Spring Creek Crossing. Una boy was killed and the - other two fatally Injured , The hone wan thrown twenty feet over a foace and killed. Sullivan and Mike Cleary announce through their counsel that they 111 give tbeir boring mutch at the American 'thfca- . tro1 to alght , 'Mayor KtnR'n prohibition to the eobtriry Bptwitettnndlaff. Tn mayor ( > * * ; tbw.oftB'j go ahead Uiltho perform , ance begun , when he will aitow them wild ' A ) > uupmet ciUuietrICciM ou K War. " published at Path , ban excited ooniidcrable sensation. Tlio author is a prominent member of the Hungarian op position. Ho Rs-erts that o\er since the ikrlln congress Kusdan has been deter mined upon war with Austria , und that the Utter'a army ! numerically inad equate. Polk , thi ) defaulting treasurer of Ten- neBBo has roachoj the nccno of the thieving. In charge nf hid captors. The reports of the committee of the legislature Investiga ting the treasury clefnult hhow the oiitiio deficiency to bo SIO',0 I ) In March , 187d Polk wan behind eiO.tOJin l St the hnrt- nee was II 000 ; In April , JSH. , it was2lO- 000. 000.A A collision occurrml Saturday morning at the ludianaprtlla & Vincennes crjaaliig of the Holt railroad , A switchman gave n freight train the ulgnal to ndvai.ce anil bo1 fore it could bo corrected the engine crashed into the roar conch of the Indian apolis Ii Vincennea passenger train , knock ing it i If the track. Several paaaengern were ( seriously but not fatally Injured. The etoriea put In circulation concerning Mian Garrlaon , tha St. Louu belle , who was abducted lant week and returned tn her mother Friday night , places the young lady in an unpleaarnt position. What gives an unpleasant color to some of them statement ) ) la that the police know who were concerned in the nlUir and yet have taken no action in the matter , nor have the relative ] of the young lady shown any disposition tn proeecuto any ore , Clarenoo Whistler and John Graham wrestled In the opera house in Louisville S tniday night In the presence of a Urge - crowd. I'ho stakes were ffiOO , and the conditions best two In three. The first round , catch-as-catch-onn. wax won by Whistler , the second Giiuso-Koinan b ) Graham , on a claim of foul against Whist lor. In the third round , after wrestling seventeen mInut H Graham throw Whlatlei to the floor heavllv , breaking the latter1 ! ritfht shoulder. The match wan decided Ir favor of Graham , to whom the atakea wen paid , A enow slide occurred FrkUy on MOB qulto mountain , about fifteen miles fron Leadvllle , A bodv of mow nearly t quarter mile lonp , 100 yards wide and 1' feet deep waaawspt down the mountali side at a great > olocity , carryiug every thing In Us course. Two miner ? , unabii to eacapo , were caught In the avalancbj and hurled a distance of 100 ynrds dowi the mountain aide. Though Btlll aliv wheu found , they were mutilated in i horrible manner , and recovery U doubtful Chas. W Cook , committed to the Con nectlcut ittte prison in 1K7U for the murder dor of Suaan llantom , died on the Utb On conleHslon cf Cook , Joseph llmwul wm hinged for hlilug Cook to aho7 Misa Hanson lifter a noted content bufor the supreme court and legislature , Cool left a contention , which admits the shoot ing , and nlao that be testified falsely con cerning liuawell being present when th deed wan committed , lie H yn alter liu < < well ( jot to Wolf borough on thu day of th murder ho relented and drove back a break-neck speed to lirooklield to preven it C'ook from doing the killing , but arrive ita twenty minutes too late , Uouk having kll itf ed the woman and gene to bed aa lluswe f had directed. Uy Bnslutss Failures , 10 Spuilal Dlijiattti to Tus UKK. NKW YOICK , January 12 The bui inosa failures tor the past BOVCII daj are 202 , an increase of 38 compare J.io with last week , io iot t- Don't Ole In the House. tr r- "Rough on Hats. " Clears out rati ras mlco , roaches , bed bugs , flies , uut ; at raoloa ohiptnunks , gophora , 15o , THE NATIONAL CAPITAL. Preparations for the Mooting of the Republican National Com mittee Next Wednesday , Several Elaborate Plans Pre pared to Regulate Repre sentation. A Voice frcm tha Netherlands Bn- lutni the Old Flag and Call * frr an Appropriation- Tno Moxloan Treaty Oommlealon. OAPITAI. NOTES. Special I > ih | Uh toTilK IKK. THK UErUllLlUAN NATIONAL COMMnTEE. WAHHINOTON , January 14. It ia expected about 30 members of the national republican committee will bo present at the mooting Wednesday to settle the question of representation on the district plan in accordance with the resolution of the national convention of 1880. Sjveral elaborate methods will bo laid before the com- mittoo. The matter cf proxies waa mentioned to a prominent member of the committee. Ho mid ho believed there waa a rule that the holder of a proxy must hail from the state for which given , Thla will bo ot forced aa far aa practicable. In the case cC territory It will not bo enforced. It ia understood three plans cf ap portionment cf representation will bo submitted to the committee , viz : Ohandlor'a for four dolegites at largo fjr every state , two delegates from each dlatrict , and three delegates for every republican senator and repre sentative , making a total of liiOG , ; For bes' , f jr two delegates at largo from , each state , ono delegate for each dia- , trlot , and ono for every republican aonator and representative , total G71 ; * and Martin's , for four delegates | at largo for each elate , ono fir each dia- trlct , and ono for every 17,000 repub lican votes or major fraction thereof , total Hb'7 , on a basis of the last elec tion. TUB MEXICAN COMMISSION. Gen. Cando , ono of the commis- nlonortt appointed by Mexico to aog'o- tlato n commercial treaty with the United States , has arrived , Canodo and Romero this afternoon paid their respects to U an. Grant and Treacott , ' the American commtaslonora. A formal mooting of the commission will bo hold to-morrow. ' ' ' THE HOLLAND EXHIBITION. The managers of the Holland inter national exhibition hope congreaa may ' bo induced to appropriate $100,000 to provide o suitable display of Amorl- , , can industry products. This la only half the sum voted the Vienna exhibi tion , while the trade of the United Slates with the NothorUnda ia 1881 -v > - rVth'tbe"Unitedi\ . . . . . Wheolwnghtcltes the fact that it appro priated $02,1)00 ) to enable its subjects to make an exhibit which they sent to Philadelphia in 1870. .VOTES. The ways and means committee haa agreed tj recommend that the duty on < alt be increased from the rate previously agreed upon and left M fixed by the exist * Ing law , J. F. Olmstead has written to President Arthur a letter declining the nomination of commissioner of the District of Col umbia , and the nomination haa been withdrawn. Petition * fora reduction of the tariff on Hiigar are pouring in on congress from all parts of the country. The prospects kof tholr nccompllthlng any result , howeyer , are not flattering. Commissioner llaum comes up fresh and mulling from hia defeat for eomtor in Springfield , and eaya ho fought his own b tlle and ii perfectly satisfied with the result. Moat of the prominent politician * think Cullom'n election U pretty certain , despite Borne defection and muttering * . A statement has gained considerable circulation that thousands of those on the pension rolls were never in the army In any capacity and are put on by congress. This is not credited at the oension office , whore the subject of attempted frAuds In securing pensions ia receiving the cloceat po8ilble atentluu. Evidence of actual military service ia necessary to nny action and this mutt appear from the ( licinl mus ter rolls. Many uppliculonaof these who have ecrred are rejected from a variety'of causes. Democratic senators any they won't op- pouo the repulican icnatora changing the * senate ( jllicers next session , for if the re publicans have n majority they have appar ently no hope of controlling the senate. One democrat saya it ia understood the re publicans would re-elect Gorbam secretary with the votoa of Hlddleborger and Ma- hone , and be did not tee bow it could.re sult otherwise. It wa s not a matter , of simply personal preference on the part of the Virginia senators , but Gorhatn as the mouthpiece of their movement fromttbo beginning must be sustained , and the tceral effect of his defeat would bo a very severe blow to the power of the readjuster party. Tbe republicans could not aflurd to antag- beir choice. BUFFALO , January 14. The district attorney decides that the Importers' Tea company , which does butiuecs by soiling tea and oofTco in packages that contain prize ? , ia a lottery. A civil suit for $30,000 , haa been commenced against the company , and it la stated that the authorities are preparing to begin criminal proceedings It is es 1C timated that in the last week or ton days the concern cleared 40,000 to $50,000 , by the scheme. A Crazy Widaw. Special I > i ) mtch to THK lit * . WiiEEtiN" , January 13. Mra. llottto Cunningham , widow , at noon to-day , threw her three-year-old boy from the suspension biidgo at Fair ad mont , into the Monongahola river , a distance of fifty-two foot and then jumped in herself. Both were res cued after lloating over the dam below the bridge , and with dililculty reaual- clated. No cauao to assigned for the act.