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Tommy Brady Discourses on
Star Route Methods of
Money Making
And Denounces Walsh and
Rerdell ns Liars of Large
The Hungry Horde of Pension
Sharks that Prey Upon
How I hey Operate , Their Fees
and the Amount of Busi
ness Done.
A Ruga Xinnd Butt in the Supreme
premo Court General Cap
ital New * .
Special Dispatch to TUB BBS.
WASHINGTON , March 14. Thomas
J. Brady , ex assistant postmaster con-
oral , was on the stand to-day. His
testimony was confined to a general
doni ° l of the story of witness Walsh ,
which Brady says was false from be
ginning to end ; In short a lie made of
whole cloth.
Judge Wylle decided the offoro (
evidence by Turner was not compe
tent. Defense excepted.
On motion of Davldge the state
ments made by Rerdell to MaoVoagh
and James were struck from the record ,
the prosecution offering no objection.
Brady testified he was appointed
second assistant postmaster general In
July , 1870 , and retired in April , 1881 ;
first met Walsh in Now Orleans in
1875 or 1876 ; never had any conver
sation with Walsh such as sworn to by
him at any time or place in the world ,
or anything resembling it. Witness
never held any promissory notes or
carried them as described by Walsh.
"Walsh's statement la a He made out
of whole cloth , " said witness , "with
scarcely a word of truth in it from
beginning to end ; bad had a conver
sation with James about the Rawllns-
White River route but the date wan a
month later than that given by James ;
ho very seldom caino into witness *
offiot ; Rerdcll's whole statement
about the books was a lie made of
whole cloth ; Raredell nover.told him
about books to be shown the commit
tee , nor did witness know of the ex
istence of any such books , witness
said ho mot Doraoy at his request
at Willard's hotel ; witness had been
chairman of the Indiana state com-
mltteo and waa supposed to know
something of the state , therefore he
had been called-upon'to advise Dor-
aey. They repaired to Chamberlain's.
Boaler came In , and a few glosses of
wine were.drunk and witness left.
Thaj conversation was entirely politi
cal. Star'routes and nra.ll 'matters
wen not "mentioned ! wUnWhad1 no
kaowlMM' f-tlM tabulate * * Ut ment
pokes of by .Rwdelt. with1 the'"J. E
B 33 per cent" column ; witness had
known .Vail for years ; he was oae
of the oldest and bast contractors In
the service of the department ; met
Miner at the letting of contracts in
' 78"fnev saw John Darsey before
the first trial , began : had kno n
Stephen Dorsey for some years ; knew
nothing of the manner of preparing
v. affidavits filed in the office ; never
heard of any change being made in
them or beingfilled ont in blank
until the first trial ; the petitions
were considered mainly because they
were endorsed by members of con
gress ; he attached more importance
to them than the reports of special
agents and inspectors. Witness de
scribed the method pursued by him
in calculating the allowance for ex
pedltion. Oolprado was boomIng -
Ing and wanted all the service
it could get ' and deserved
more | than it got. Representatives
were there every day. "I generally
had a matinee every day in my office ,
aald witness ; "members of congress
and others coming around to urge in
crea'so and expedition. Teller and
Bdford were especially psrslstent. "
We thought we were doing a good
thing for the country. We .thought
erthon and we think so now. " ' Wit
flosi urgently denied ho ever received
Any compensation for Increasing the
service. He had tried what is known
. as the "Jewelliane policy" of spend
ing All the money appropriated for In
land'transportation on railroad towns ,
which policy gave money to vest mon
opolies. He believed the star
route service was /entitled tea
a share and it became
an especial interest to him. Post
master Qeneral Key , when he as
turned the ofttoe , investigated l > >
charges of extravagance mad * against
witness and told witne r-ne had done
right. Thereat , when in doubt
about a roai ? , he went to Key , and
the latter was more liberal than mm
eelf. It was one of Judge Key's
hobbies to run the mall to every
county seat and they did it. They
doubled up the sotvioa in the Konth
era and Mlddlo-states . Witneas do.
aorlbod the method * pursued in the
department in making fines and de
ductions. During an absence of the
general ho made a sweep-
ig remission of iocs on all contracti
in the yellow faver district and
with the exception of that pe
riod ho naver Wlod to Impose
fines ; never received any money or
combined with any of the defendant"
to defraud the government tfntll
they began to be persecute together
witness did not like FUaator Dorsoy
much. They w > never friendly.
Since that ' ' < ue he had come to know
and 111 n'm ' Witness said Dalogato
KlUdor strongly urged expodlating the
"Vermllllon route , and he believed
< 3enoral Miles was the first person to
urge the establishment of the Tongue
river route. Witness said the con
tractors had blindly bid to put the ser-
into at a lower figure
bo done ; the only way to
et the sort oo at all was to expedite
no route. Twenty-five dollars a rallo
was only a fair rate of pay for such
orvlcos. At this point court ad-
ournod. _
petlal to the St. Louli Republican.
WASHINGTON , March 14. The pen-
ion claim agents axpootod to reap a
oavy harvest from the act pasted by
10 late congress , nndor which the
onsiona of soldiers who had lost ono
and or foot were raised from 18 to
24 per month , and of these who had
est ono arm at or above the elbow or
leg at or ubovo the knee from $24 to
30 a month. Before the ink was
ry on ibo enrolled bill , thousands of
iroalara had bean scattered through
ho country by enterprising agents
ailing attention to the now act and
eking for any business that might
ow out of it. The foe which a claim
gent Is permitted to charge for prese
nting a pension chlm is ton dollars ,
nd the agents took it for granted that
a increase of pension under the act
lludod to constituted n now and sopa-
ate case , on which they
'ho ' pension office , however , struck
ils scheme a fatal blow by annonnc-
ng that the increuno of pension was a
art of the original case and that the
nterveniion ot un attorney would note
o recognized as giving him a right to
n additional foe. In explaining this
matter Commissioner Dudley said to-
ay that the iuoreaao could , of course ,
o only granted on information as to
Inability already on file and proven
o the satisfaction of the c flic9 ; other-
is o the pensioner could not be draw-
it ; the prastmt rate of bounty. All
iat need bo done was to fill out a smi
le blank by which the idontlty of the
onsionor was established. The inter-
ontlou of claim agents was not neces-
ary and would not bo permitted ,
" 'here ' was nothing to cause delay , and
e hoped to have the changes made
ery soon. The claim agents natural-
y feel sore over this decision and do
ot admit that it shnts them ont from
ils branch of the business. They
ay that if a pensioner writes to them
nd asks them to personally
nd attend to it , they can take any
mount not in excess of $10 as allowed
y law. It Is a question , however ,
any of them will attempt to do
his from fear that such action would
esult In their being debarred from
ractlce , as there Is none too cordial
feeling between the office nnd the
gents. The office regards or affects
regard the claim agent as the os-
ence of all that is unscrupulous nnd
ioloua. The fact is , that at the
oat a claim agent cannot expedite a
040 , and that generally speaking the
OLsloner is mulcted ont of a $10 fee
n the one hand while his case is
ften shamefully neglected on the
ther. The claim agents assert that
much of this indignation , on the part
f ] the office is assumed for political
apltal , and that In reality the office
s-very glad to have thp help , of the
ganti in settling these claims. Many
> f them Invblvo jm' enormous'amount
if detail , muqh "of Which ia dpne by
he clerks , pj 4haai > ent' and , paid for
hefgovernment - many times thai
mount in salaries , to 'high ' priced and
noompetent clerksIt is , by the
way , a commentary on
? hat the same work for which the
; overnmont clerks are paid $80 to
1200 a month for doing , is performed
n the private offices for from $25 to
! 30 or $40 per month. The public
; onorally has no conception of the
mormons proportions , cf this pension
juslnoau. The appropriation for pen
Ions this year exceeds that for the
army and navy , and all those disburse
manta in the civil service which come
un'dor the legislative , executive and
'udlcial appropriation bill. Of the
otal number of cases , about 200,000 ,
t is estimated , are in the bands of
> rivate agents. Some of these men
seem to deserve all the hard tbtngs
which the office says against them.
Others are honest men , doing a legiti
mate business. Two or three of the
agencies have got the start of the oth
> rs , and have taken the cream of the
msiness , but there Is even a profit in
'he skimmed milk , and
The agents are very impatient for the
1st of pensioners published , as
c will supply them with a directory
ot soldiers' ' names , which will be of
.he greatest service. The pension
office is very well aware of this fact ,
and on that account will delay the
publication of the list as long aa pos
sible , and will then try to
copies out of the hands of * " ' fj
agents. There seen ? " i "reason Jfo
bellevo that tbn &ai < m H t will c
mlnish for-l- * eara < " " an .
pilli.- * "fast that' only , one-fifth of
hose making up the classes eligible
.o . become pensioners have thus tar
nado application. The pension
.gents are scouring the country by
every conceivable means of inquiry
o find the other four-fifths and
; o persnado thorn to try their
nok. They say it only costs ten del
ors , which may bo paid in amall in
stalments , and that the pension laws
are so liberal now that almost any ono
who , after a lapse of fiftcon or olgh
teen years , finds hlm K seriously jliS'
nblod can make pot a plausible case.
Theao solicitations are thrown away ,
[ ) no agent * * 'd ' to-day that ono of the
most surprising features of the whole
_ sinoas to him was the number of
original cases constantly coming in to
him. One would think , he said , thai
by this time the bulk of the buslnes
would bo in the reopening of abandon
ed and rejected cases , and in appllca
tion for an Inorome of pension , out as
a matter of fact the majority of the
cases which came Into him were
original applications for pensions.
Special Dtopatchet to TUB liu.
WASHINGTON , March 14. Genera
Foot , late consul at Valparaiso , wh
waa sent by the state department to
Asplnwall to investigate the circum
stances attending the detention of the
American ship , Mary 0 Oomory , has
lubmlttod a report , Ho found the
.rouble grow out of n misunderstandi
ng between the captain of tno ship
and the American consul , which led to
i lawsuit , pending settlement of which
ho ship was * detained.
on takinjr leave of the president to-
lay , expressed profound approo'atlon
of the reception they received in this
country. The president replied it had
; iven him a great pleasure to moot
horn nnd expressed the hope that
hair visit might load to closer rola-
ions between tho'two governments
> nd to mutual advantage.
Acting Secretary of the Treasury
Trench taya he does not think the
present state of the public treasury
would justify the anticipation of in-
ercst on called bonds which will inn-
nro on May 1st ; also , ho would not
ssuo another bond call unless special-
y directed by Secretary Folger.
The case of Wra. 0. Walsh , com-
mitsioner of the general land ollicu of
ho atato of Texas , against Wm. Pros-
on , argument in which was concluded
n the supreme court of the United
Itates to-day , Is a suit which involves
itle to nearly 3,000 cqnaro miles of
and within the limits of what. Is
mown as "Morcor'a colony , " situated
u the state of Texas between the
present city of Dallas and the Indian
orrltory , along the head waters
if the Bed river. The , present
.ppollce , who roprosonta a joint
itock company known as
ho "Texas association , " claims
ands in controversy under n contract
nado in 1844 between the republic of
Texas and ono Fenton Mercer , und be
eeka to restrain the land commission
rom issuing certificates for these
ands as if they were part of the pub
ic domain , and thus invading vested
jghts and clouding the title of the
Texas association. The land commla-
loner , on the other hand , maintains
10 is actln ? in the line of his rightful
official powers for the reason that the
ands have been reannoxod by compet
ent authority to the public domain ,
and , are , therefore , under his exclu
sive jnritdictlon and control. Ho ap-
) oals from the decision of the court
> elow. Ono of the grounds for appeal
s that the colonization contract of
1844 was void for unconstitutioualUy
and for fraud on the part of the presi
dent , Sam Houston , in making it.
Silly Stories.
ipoc'al Dispatch to Tun Itm.
NEW YORK , March 13. The Oom-
morcial-Advortlser says : Among the
illy stories published by ono of the
morning papers a few days since was
one to the efldct that the Old Domln-
on steamship company had been engaged -
gaged in cutting rates on California
jassongor business. Secretary Stan-
iord characterized the statement as
absnrd. Ho said ho had investigated
the matter nnd found that
seven tickets had been told
to California passengers recently.
The travelers purchasing the tickets
were carried from Now York to Ports-
month by steamer , thnaoa by rll to
Hefetfttauu , jrheno * they 'pnmed
their journey via. the Southern Pacific
route. It is the general opinion of
railroad men and the public that any
traveler who allows himself to be
transported from New York to Call
fornla via such circuitous route as
above described , should be entitled to
all the out rates he can obtain.
An ImpDrbuit Decision
Special Dispatch to TUB DES.
BPSTON , March 14 An important
decision was rendered by the supreme
court to-day against the Merchant's
bank of this city , compelling the lat
ter to restore to the plaintiff , a lady ,
securities nmountlng to f 40,000 which
plaintiffs trustee had deposited as col-
iateree for money advanced and which ,
having been lost ia speculations , made
necessary the sale of the securities.
The court holds that stocks and bonds
transferred under such circumstances ,
defendant bank was fairly put on in
quiry whether the trustee was not 1m
properly dealing with the property in
trust ;
The legislative committee bn' > l' ,
liquor law will report a resolutl ' ' 'pro"
vldlng fop such amendment--1 * ' eon :
tltutlon that tie wwafactnra and
sale of intoxkatlnsr "qnors ih this
state mayK * prohibited.
7 * Nell ana Shot Mcker * .
8p4il Dbpatch to Tin Him.
"PmsBUBO , Marohl4' The western
nail association-met in > egnlar month
ly session at noon-tCH y nd reaffirm
ed the card i t < ? r lW * " * lso dee > ( Jed
lo resume op AntionM//n / / the factories
next MoDda/suyjUawor running three
weeks to shut' down again for two
e ks more. , i
The Nationalasioclation . of shot
manufacturers are ir , secret session here
; oday. Delegates , are present from
N'ow York , Ohloagp , Baltimore , Oma-
ia and DavongorY , Iowa.
, / T-JW
Favine CfcaTt JGip n e ,
Special Dispatch M lli ) Uim.
OUIOAOO , Mron 14. John Joss-
ranpf , of St. PAJC ! , Minn. , was lynched
* t Qlendale/BIbnt , n week ago , for
the murder of b fellow traveler named
Davidson. Jejrrang had attempted to
burn the bodym his victim in order
to conceal tHt crlrao. The night
previous to the
lynching Jesarang was
taken from the jiH by a mob nnd
drawn up by ffis neck six times , in
order to extrLit a confession from
him , but horould not admit any
knowledge of the crimo.
. . . for Governor.
Special TUB lilt.
PwTiDENC'ElR.I.Marohl4. The
Independent tate convention noml-
natoiWm. Sprague for governor without -
out dissent. , A committee of seven
wai appointed to confer with any
otler organMlon , meaning the democrats -
ocrats , relative'to
making the re-
nalndor of the Ute ticket democratic.
The convention meets next Thursday.
Xo very prominent politicians were in
the Sprague convention.
The Submergoi Plantations Between
tweon Memphis and
Suicide of a Woman Caused
by Fright From the
The Pastor of a Submerged
Church Delivers His Ber-
mon from the .Roof ,
Surrounded by Dovont Worshiper *
In Dng-Onts Iho Situation Im
proving Above Helena ,
Special Dispatch to the alobo-Domorut.
MEMPHIS , Tonn. , March 12 Your
lorrospoudont has just returned from
Helena , Ark. , which city he reached
latu Saturday night , having kft Mun
phlo Saturday evening at 7 o'clock w
, ho steamer Joule Harry. Caot. Mark
II. Cheek , of the steamerItato Adams ,
iad telegraphed from Arkansas City
that if the woat her was favorable an
arriving nt lluloim bis sioatner would
tnako a faet run from there to Mom-
phln , leaving Helena nt 5 o'clock Sun
day morning. The Kato Adama
arrived at llulonrx nt , 0 o'clock Satur
day night , but there wan a stiff breeze
blowing from the north , and as there
were no Indications of the wind calm
ing , Oapt. Cheek pushed on to Mem
phis , awaiting calm weather in the
near future , when he will make the
run and attempt tc reduce the record
made by the Jas. Lee last spring ,
when she came from Helena to Memphis -
phis , a distance of 90 miles , in 5 hours
md 23 minutes.
'At Helena the levees were found se
cure , and there no longer exists any
Fears of the water flooding that city.
The river there has declined thVae In
ches from the highest point reached
this season , and was steadily falling.
To the south and in the rear of Helena
the waters have flooded the entire
country all the way down to the
month of White liver , a distance of
and extending into the interior fully
thirty miles. A considerable number
of cattle and hogs have been drowned
in that locality , and many more will
bo lost , as there were no means to
rescue the cattle that are in the sub
merged district. The residents , both
white and colored , have moved out t
high lands , and the w.vters now reign
supromo. Some 600 or 700 negroes
are reported lu a destitute condition ii
that region , but will be rollovcc
by state aid , a committee having been
appointed by the Arkansas legislature
to investigate their necessities. Between
tweon Helena and Memphis nothing
was to bo seen except water , which ii
over everything. Houses half sub
merged greet the eyes along the route
with occasional strips of levees , upon
which can bo seen cattle that are
gaunt and will die frpmiBB&get unless
feed ia carried to thenrj '
of Tunica otmtv , .Miss. , the w t r *
flaw through the streets , and /have
flooded nearly all of the county. Last
Thursday Mrs. J : H. Banns , residing
a few miles below Austin , finding bur
dwelling entirely surrounded by water
with no means of communicating with
the people of the town , and driven to
desperation by the fact that she hat
no provisions.
by taking a dose of morphine. Twt
negroes-Tom Brown and Aaron 8m ) l
was drowned in the overfbw bsfTk o
Austin , Friday , by the capstf | ot a
dug out. They were tryl r' > rescue
some cattle that were In/j&W of be
ing lost when their/ ' ' "ft over
turned , and both w'J drowned. The
watsr h&B Invw nearly All tlu
dwellings In. , < pln , which has no
levee to pror.J ' * Jt * * > though
to bo abr n'eh ' water mark. ,
Jjj7od church in tde northern
partr ft"rn ls fl)0led : ( with water ,
% MZ ° V * * * half the pulpit from which
f-Su colored minister only two weeks
ago iUconraod to a large oo gregation.
The botches are floating about within
the ohunh , the water Inside being at
' * four j feet deep. At the service
yesterday tu minister occupied thereof
roof while hisAongrogatlon listened to
him from sklffij.V ,
fll ° V Bone to the
hills in the interior
oi\oome to Mem.
phis , and it is estimaUi tjjat t _
are abput 3000 In , this X.who are
only awaiting the doolfu o * tjje
waters t : > return to their Potations
and male a crop. V
In many localities below bora
river extends from twenty to fd
miles from either bank into tha inter ;
lor , and gives a faint idea of the np
pearanco of the country presented to
the casual observer.
It ia to bo hoped that th break
which occurred Satntday morning at
10 o'clock In the levee at Lacoala Cir
cle , ICO miles below Memphis , has
boon olcsod. When the Kate-Adama 4
passed there a largo force of trim were
at work attempting to repair tbt
break , which was about 25 feet wide
In an 8-foot levee , mostly sand.
There are about 5,000 acres of the j
best land to bo found In Mlaolppl pro
tected by the levee at LaoonU Circle. ,
The farms there are owned by
wealthy planters , and thojr loss
would bo curious if the water should I
flood the Circle. / . . ,
The break in the Cfeton Grove
levee , near Totton Ridpa. above Sun
flower landing , Is emptying a great
amount of water in tie book country
as far down aa Au ralfa , Miss. , and
It Is believed tb't motion will be
nearly all under frator in a few days.
This break ws reported aa being
within MlsauulpP.M voe district No. 2 ,
which was mistakj ) . It Is just above
the line of tho. Second district. The
fanners joslding m the Second district a
are hard at work ontheir plantations.
Their levees nsmalnlntaot and there
r > -II f
is great faith in that line of levees ,
and an ovorfhw Is not feared ,
AT Mxr-Mins.
The river hero at Memphis nt 7
o'clock to-night had declined 9 Inches
In all , and was steadily falling. A letter -
tor from Marlon , the county seat of
Crittondon county , Ark. , ton miles
west of Memphis , says : "To the delight -
light nf the plantoro , the waters con
tinue to recede , and terra firma Is now
seen in many places that were flooded.
Planters are busy making the neces
sary preparations to plant. The damage -
ago to stock has boon qnlto light , as
compared with last year's flood. The
loss of cotlon has boon much greater
than wan expected , However , from
COO to GOO bales will cover the loss In
this county. Two mon , names un
known , both laborers , ntartod from a
farm ton miles north of Marlon , called
Llttlo Cyprot , to go to Marrls Land
ing in a dugout , and in trying to cross
a owlft current the dugout was upset
nnd thn mon drowned. Their bodies
were rtovored in the woods near by
two days ago. "
tlr tructlou of JLlf * nnd Prop or ty-
Special Disiutcii to Tim Hits ,
UELP.NA , Ark , 14 The total done -
no hero is nine inches. The river
now murks 40 feet 2 inches. Island
Gi hna almost disappeared , The back
water uniting with the overflow from
Uubbttrd and the old town breaks ,
oubmurgod n latgo region of country
Betvor bayou uud lower Big Crock , a
section uevor before known to bo in-
uudaiod. As thcao high points always
withstood the ovoifltme , no stock waa
driven out , consequently there has
boon absolute annihilation of every
kbd of llvo stock , together with a
Irrgo number of door and other game.
Two cabins , ono occupied by a white ,
the other by colored families' , sudden
ly disappeared from near the mouth
of the bayou during ono night last
week. No tidings of the occupants
have been hoard. It Is supposed all
The Oblo Flood Ruin.
Sptclal Dispatch to Tun Bu.
Mayor Jacob ) , of Louisville , arrived -
rived here to-day on his return from
a trip down the river. Ho says the
greatest snflerors are the farmers ,
many of whom are thoroughly dis
couraged. He says on the Indiana
stdo of the river all are cheerful and
ready to begin-to repair their loses , In
many instances refusing all aid , tellii
the committee tu use it where iJ
need waa grnnrer. On the Kentucky
sldo the people are much mor/ ' "
couragid. He considers the / * > 0
Irwlndllo and Uniontown mp needy
of ull the points he viUod./-At these
points he cays it is mojW farmers
who uro in the greatest p ? ° a <
Special Dispatch to TUB II ;
ST. Louis , MV 14 Advices
from the Orook//ndian nation say
Sleeping Rabbi0118 ° f the principal
leaders of th/Shiooho faction , who
was arrested fomo days ago by General -
oral Portercommanc or ° f tnu Ohioo-
too Jpartw'was killed at Okmulgeo
Inet weo.ihilo attempting to escape.
Two otV- loaders of the same faction
VBO been killed. These mnr-
„ . as they sro called , are said to
iava aroused the Shiecho men to re-
nawed.sctlonjknd 200 vet them are
fopoctmi to babaanhjog 'oBftOkiral
gee for the ptrposa of brlngtritfabont
a fight. Goneff I Porter , wlth200 men ,
has gone out Ao meet the advancing
party. A cjLlllct is expected.
Jjdcns Matter *
Special Dlipafi to Tni Bu.
oh 14 The govern
ment hj&jBclared forfeiture the granl
of SuftOWirea of land in Lower Cali
fornia inaoty ) David Ferguson throe
years a&i.fe colonization , owing to
non-tt.lfillA.Kt of contract.
General PJfcier , on route 'from Rio
Grsnde i&ipeofng the National rail
road Is exjeoted\to o'eoido important
qaestlons if management ,
, The attention paid General Diaz irj
the UnltodlStates is very gratifying tc
Mexicans. \ ,
All stock m the Now Mortgage bank
has boon takln. Election of directors
Wednesday next.
Another Telegraph Campos/-
Special Dispatch to t" His.
NEW YORK , March 14. The pertifi-
cato of incorporation of the Now
York Mutual telegraph company was
filed to-day ; capital stock , $25,000-
000. The capital may be increased by
a vote of throe-fourths of the stock.
The line will rnn"genoraliy 'from the
stock exchange in this , city through
New ; York , Pennsylvania , Ohio ,
Indiana , Illinois , reaching Oaloago hy
way of Albany , Rochester , Cleveland
and Intermediate points.
Weitera Union Earning * .
Special Wtpatch to Tni Bu
NEW YORK , March 14 , The direc
tors of the Western Union declared a
dividend of I j. per cent on the capital
stock , payable on and of tor April JIG th.
During 1882 the gross revenue wore
18,393,008 ; not profit987G24,833. |
* HI. 'lorry was elected director in
plao of Oinr. Morgan , deceased.
Special Dispatch to Tui lit * .
PiTTHBUEo , March 14A shootlr.
tournament will bo hold bore April 3 ,
, 5 , and G. , On the first day Bogard-
ns and Carver will contest for n purse
of $800. The other doys will bo taken
up with contests , free for all marks-
ien and sportsmen , excepting Carver a
& > d Bogardns.
Telephone Stock-
Specif Dispatch to Tim UKH.
BOSTON , March 14. The Ball Tele
phone pompary declared a subscrip
tion privdoRO valued at $15 a share ,
allowing iharoholdors to subscribe for
one new stare at par for every three
shares now bold. The stock jumped
from $280'
South American Mrwi.
Special Dtfflatcljta to Tni Uai.
PANAMI , March 10. Charles De-
Lossops aad a number of engineers
have arrlvid hero from France , A
powerful dredger Is expected in about
week fron the United States , and
then work in the mouth of the canal
on the Atlaitlo will bo formally com- U
moncod. A boom in canal matters
promised by these Interested.
The congress of Columbia was form
ally opened on the /1st inst The
president's message v s very lengthy ,
lie declares the country to bo fairly
prosperous , that ptfbllo works are pro
gressing , and ; there Is no
probability of peace being disturbed.
At the same time ho stated the treas
ury la In a lamentable condition , and
puaco reigns In all the Central Ameri
can slates , and the federation scheme
attracts more and moro attention. A
mooting of delegates of the five states
will bo hold in Salvador during the
present month , at whlih the scheme
will bo f ally discussed.
The Pacific mall and Panama rail
road are reducing rates on freight in
consequence of the opposition of Gor
man steamers , which carry ooffoo
through the Strait of Magellan to
Hnropo for $25 per ton.
Vointlinillatho Equldorian dictator ,
la compelled to remain Inactive in
Guayaquil and the excesses of his sub
ordinates have brought two Interna
tional quoitlons upon his hands , ono
with England and tha other with
Italy. It is probable that Colombia
will rocogizo the revolutionists as bo-
llRorants , as they govern nearly the
whole country , but will prohibit the
pansago of arms for olthor party across
ho isthmus. Eighteen cannons for
ho dictator have boon ordered from
Now York.
There is no news of the leant import
ance from Peru , but the peace party Is
gathering s'trongth. It has published
a newspaper In Lima and there nro
reasons to hope I that Ohtllanq will
uiako terms wltu peftoo representa
tives and by/ evacuating Lima ,
will enable a government to bo formed
which will bo able t6 suppress these
protondodly 'bellicose ' Individuals ,
Montoro and Cacoros. Skirmishes
between Montoro parties continue ,
but the Chilian , troops have experi
enced no attack in any part of the
The Cuban Oespodcs has-a'fow mon
In Moquaga nd is 'making matters
generally li ) ly lor the unfortunate
' The OlXttan government Is said to
have sottho iron-clad , Arthur Pratt ,
now Vofng bnllt in England , for f ICO-
000/tho purchaser being the Italian
/Small pox Is raging fiercely in the
Southern departments of Chill.
A fight is reported In Arancanla
between Argentine and Chilian de
Tuo Murdoror'Dukea Accqultted Ex-
cltomunt In Uniontown , Pa.
Special Dispatch to Tnn Una
UNIONTOWN , Pa. , March 14 In
the trial of Dukes , member of the
legislature , for killing Nutt , last December -
comber , the jury brought In a verdict
of acquittal.
UNIONTOWN , Pa. , March 14 When
the jury in the Dnkos-Nutt case came
in this evening at 8 o'clock , with the
verdict "not guilty , " Judge Wilson
looked amazed and said , "Gentlemen
of the jury'I suppose the verdict Is
ono that you thought yon should
render under your oaths , but it is one
that gives dissatisfaction to the court
n-t- because i-j .fm we thought nj. . ? . , . . the evidence xiii. snf- .
yon havo-committea aa
only express our condemnation of it
in this mild way. " ,
Dukes then left' the court room
amidst great excitement and indigna
tion. At 10 o'clock the indignation
over the verdict was terrific , and an
excited crowd started toward the
court house whore Dukes' had again
put himself in charge of the sheriff ,
The /excited / crowd suspended effigies
of yDukes and the twelve jurymen
ap/oss the street on ropes. Violence
/s feared. The entire population were
on the street at a late hour.
LATEB A circular signed by many
citizens Is being posted up all over the
city calling a grand indignation meet
ing for Thursday evening to take ao
tlon over the "outrageous verdict. "
Meeting of the Republican Central
The republican city central committee
mittoo mot at the city hall last even
Ing , pursuant to a call from the chair
man , nearly all the members of the
committee being present.
The object of the meeting was to
organize for work in the coming spring
election , by the organization of ward
clubs , etc.
Two additional members were added
to the committee from each ward , and
It waa resolved to hold a meeting in
each ward next Saturday evening ,
places for such meetings having been
selected as follows :
First Ward-At Turner hall.
Second Ward Kcsslor'a hall.
Third Ward Omaha Post building.
Fourth Ward - Judge Anderson's
Fifth Ward Corner of Cnmlng and
Sixteenth streets.
Sixth Ward Engine house.
Adjourned to meet at call of chair
man ,
Gene to Meat Jossa.
Special dispatch toTiw IJu.
LOUISVIU.K , Ky. , March 14. About
week ago Governor Orlttonden par
doned from the Missouri penitentiary
Clarence Hlte , of Logan City , Ky. ,
who was sentenced to 25 years impris
onment as ono of thai Jesse Jamof
gong , ho having pleadoavcnllty. Hlto
spent two-thirds of his uipo In the
hospital , and the govornorSpardoned
him on account of the near approach
of death. Dite was taken htfrae to
Logan City last Thursday , and honied
on the following Monday. \
A Pointer For MethodlaUV
Special Dispatch to Tin Bu.
OUAULESTON , W. Va. , March 14.
The Baltimore conference of the M.
E. Church South mot to-day , Bishop
Keener , addressing the conference ,
said it will be a lamentable day for the
church when the. election of preachers
confined to educated men ,
The British Parliament Rojoots
Parnell's Land Bill ,
DoLesaepa Starts for Sahara
to Convert Her Into
a Lake.
Another Irish Invincible Ro :
loosed Prom Arrest
in Prance.
The Prohibition of-American
Pork Proclaimed in
Germany ,
A Xinrca Variety of General Now * .
Special Dlapatchoi to Tim Dux.
LONDON , March 14. In the com
mons to-day Parnoll moved a second
reading of his bill amending iho land
act. lie said the agitation in Ireland
must continue to Increase until the
oat Is amended. After a speech by
Gladstone , the second reading of the
bill was rejected by a vote of G3 ayes
to 270 noes.
Three thousa'nd weavers In the Hud-
dorefiold district struck work owing tea '
a disagreement with masters regardIng - \ \
Ing wages.
A mooting ot Irish , Scotch and
English members of parliament was
hold yesterday , at which It woo de
cided to form a political committee
with a view of Informing public opin
ion in regard to Irish reform. . The / /
committee Is quite an important ono.
No Parnollltea are connected with it.
There ia a very general feeling
among'persons Interested In Virginia
bonds that no hasty opinion should bo
formed in the abionoo of full details
of the judgment of the United States ,
supreme court and the views of the
lawyers engaged in the case , >
The reasons given by Patrick Egan
( or departure are oonsldored unsatis
factory in Dublin castle. It is be
lieved ho loft because Mullott turned
Informer ,
Bpoclal Dispatch to Till BM. '
PAIUS , March 14 Dolosseps em
barked at Marseilles to-day for Tunis ,
to direct the survey in the project to
convert the Djaort of Sahara into an
Inland sea.
The report that Grcvy intended to
resign the presidency , Is soml-offiolally
The evidence against John Walsh ,
arrested at Havro , ia insufficient to
warrant hli extradition. Walsh is
likely to accompany Byrne and wife , '
Saturday , to America.
Spoclal Dispatches to Toi Uu.
BBKLIN , March 14 Bismarck has
written the Bundesrath recommend
ing to prevent evasion of law , that hog
products be admitted into the country
on proof that they are not from Amer
ica. The decree is gazetted prohlblt-
imperUtfom of ' '
Special Dispatch to Toi fisi.
ST. PETKBSBDRO , March 14. A
woman named Figner , an important
nihilist , who arranged the murder of
Gen. Strelnlkoff , at Odessa , in 1882 ,
has been arrested.
The intestines of Prince Gortschak-
ofl have boon sent to Froolbnry to be
analysed. The prince died at the
villa of his German mistress , with
whom ho became acquainted during
the sitting of the Berlin congress.
TUNIS , March 14 An Arab waa
sentenced to death for assaulting a >
French officer.
CALCUTTA , March 14 It Is intended
to reduce railway rates to enable
growers of wheat in India to compete
on more equal terms with American
VIENNA , .March 14 The town
council resolved to hold an exhibition
in 1884 of articles connected with
city Improvements. Every munici
pality In Europe and America and
Australia will be invited to send ex
ATHENS , March 14. The king and
diplomatic representatives were pres * i
ent at Oomnro's funeral in the cathe
dral. The procession wsa extraordi '
nary in proportions. Prime Minister ,
Gycoupls dPllvor the oration at the
LISBON , March 14. The existence
of a branch of the "Black Hand" so
ciety has boon discovered in the
northern part of Portugal. Several
of the members were arrested and im-
partant papers seized. Troops were
sent to the locality.
The-Rebound in Rubber ,
Special Dispatch to Tni Lu.
NEW YOKE , March 14. A cable to
the Maritime association states that
Manuel Plnbeiro , one of the largo
rubber receivers of Para , Identified
with the rubber corner , committed
suicide. The dispatch also says tho-
Para rubber market is excited in con-
soqnonco of bis holdings being thrown
on the market.
A German Colony.
Bpeclil Dispatch to Tni Bin
PHILADELPHIA , March 14 Is is
ascertained that De Bedlook , of thio
city , acting as agent of Prince Bis
marck , Is negotiating for the purchase
at several million acres of land iu
Moxlca for a settlement of German
emigrants. The land selected ia said
to bo rich in ores and plants.
The Scottish Rite-
Special DUpatch to Tni Di .
CINCINNATI , .March 12. The cere-
tonles attending the annual meeting-
' the Scottish rite masons , waa more
usually attractive. The banquet
afternoon was attended by over .
' ersons. Consistory degree * wera
conferred on a class of 140 , & '