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FHE OMAHA BEE
TWELFTH YEAE. OMAHA NEB SATURDAY MORNING MARCH 21 issa 177
THE NATIONAL CAPITAL
Chicago Pleads for Bold Certifi
cates Only to be Bidly
Postmasters Combine for Equal
izatloa of Salaries Under
the New Law.
The Corrupt Villainy Revealed
by Witneeseu Before the
Hill KolloBBConcllat nil With 820 , .
000 , While Brady Receives
Spfldal Dispatch to TUB BBS. '
GOLD CBKTIFIOATES IN CHICAGO.
WASHINGTON , March 23. The act
ing secretary of the treaanry has re-
colvud a communication from officora
of Bovoral banks In Chicago asking
th-xt gold certificates isanod by the
assistant United States treasurer of
that city bo made to boar some mark
of Idomifioatlon ; that gold received
therefor boj held to redeem such cer
tificates end no others ; that the assist
ant treasurer in Chicago bo supplied
with a reasonable amount of both
largo atd small certificates , and that
the different denominations bo Inter
changeable. The acting decretory re
plied that It is not doomed expedient
to place distinction marks on current
aeries of gold certificates fortho pnrposa
of identifying them as an issue of the
Chicago office ; that such mark would ,
In his opinion , load to complications ,
and tend to discredit those certificates
in other cities , whore they might RO.
The department is not at present pre
pared to authorize the issue of a dls-
tihtivo series for Chicago alone , since
thatwould | lnvolvothe question ofjsepa-
rate and distinct series for each sub-
treasury. If , however , the bankers
of Chicago wish to exchange ono de
nomination of certificates for another ,
and trill so inform him , the depart
ment , In view of existing circum
stances , will canto the Chicago sub-
treasury to bo supplied with gild cer
tificates of a smaller denomination
and authorize the desired exchange.
The postoflice department has al
ready received and filed for examina
tion a largo number of claims of
postmasters who , are entitled to in
creased salar/ under the provision of
the readjustment aob known as "Tho
Spinldiug bill" passed at the last ses
sion of congress. An attorney repre
senting a number of those postmas
ters , now in Washington , has made
an Informal argument In their behalf
at the poatoffico department , main
taining that the 1 ncrease of salaries
Erovidod for by the act may property
o paid out of the regular appropriation
forsEklarles fdr the currim fhual yciur.
Officers of the department assert that
the law providing for tno readjust
ment of postmasters salaries cannot be
carried into effect without specific ap
propriation , that to pay the amount
of increase of paltries out of the regu
lar appropriation bill would create a
large deficiency. It is the intention
of the department to begin the work
readjusting of salaries under the two
cent postage low as provided for In
the "fiingnam bill" us soon as pos
THREE IN THE KINO
It is reported the Investigation b/
the grand jury of the evidence con
cerning Brady , star ronteoontraotor | ,
Price , and ex-Senator Kellogg will be
continued Monday. Last summer a
former grand jury returned an Indict
ment against Brady and Ptlce for con
spiracy , but refused to indict Kellogg.
It Is understood that application will
now be made for indictment of Kel
logg based not allao upon the testi
mony of Walsh , but also upon that
of Price and others. Ker , who pre
sented the evidence to the rand jury
yesterday , hulds that the prosecution
will not bo birred by the statute of
limitations as held by some lawyers in
terested in the defense of the star
It is ttated upon authority of ono
who has seen the dosument and whose
otatc'oonts are billovod to be trust-
. .worthy , that mail contractor James
B. Prio has made tflilavh now in
possession of the groverument where
in ho alleges ho on ono occoilon gave
Brady $2.500 ia a postal draft , to
gether with $2 500 in cash to corrupt
ly influence Brady's ofQslal action.
He 'also alleges , it is said ,
that on another occasion he
gave ex-Senator Kellogg , for similar
purpose $15 OCO in postal dratts
drawn against his ( Ptioe'e ) pjy as
mall contractor on the mall route
from Sin Antonio to Corpus Chrlaii ;
that in addition to the aforementioned
$15,000 of drafts ho also gave Kellogg
a note for $5,000 , all of which paper ,
he deposed , was paid at maturity.
Price testified before the grand jury
The Milk War Ended.
Special Dispatch to TUB HUB.
NEW YORK , March 23. The pro-
ducere nnd dealers of milk in a con
ference to-day agreed that the price ol
milk dnting March shall bo three cento
a quirt for fir at itud three and ouo
half O3ii In the luttor half. Informs
tlon of the agioamont was telegrapher
farmers and the uinal eupply will be
sent in the morning. Another conference
once to fig the price for the rest o
the year will bo hold to-morrow.
NEWuimaii , N. Y. , Much 23.
Jordan , proprietor of the oreatneiy
attacked by the spilling committee
has secured warrants for their arrest
Jordan will make a claim against th
city for milk spilled. The police a
the milk freight boat to-cUy hac
nothing to do. At the Salisbury mill
a large spilling committee afte
a sharp straggle , lolzsd twontj
cans from the Little Brltali
creamery and poured the mil !
on the ground. There was a llvri1
AGO between the creamery men and
ho splllorn , the former trying to
each the Erie depot on the platform
if which the milk would have boon
afs , but they were overhauled by the
plllors. The Erie company cautioned
ho splllors not to interfere with
iroporty loft in its charge.
AN EQUITABLE DIVIDE ,
The Interest Olerk Gets Away With
Most of the Interest.
pocial Diroatch to Tn BIX.
NEW YORK , March 23 The office
f the Equitable Trust company , No.
0 Exchiiigo PInce , | llsoovered that n
lerk named J. B Mars ton , formerly
n their employ , ns a defaulter to the
xtnnt of about $80 000 , taken during
ho last four years. Ho resigned on
ho let of February , to take effect the
st ot March , but loft the cflho sever-
il weeks ago , and hoa not boon saon
bora since. The first intimation ro-
alved by the company that anything
was wrong was a notu from Marston
onfosslng his guilt. The examination
f the books of the concern show the
xtont nnd manner of the f rands. Mars-
on WJB interest clerk , his duties being
receive all interest from money
oancd by the company aud plaoo it in
tie bank. When Interest drafts were
oceivod in the i Ilijo , the proper ro-
clpts were mulled un < l the drafts
iven to Miracon to put ia the bank ,
n case the drafts were upon private
ankers , it was Marston'a custom to
et the money for them and pocket
; , taking an amount in proportion to
lie day's receipts Sometimes ho took
s much as $1,000 at a timo. Ho .had
ontrol of the booku containing the
o of checks and drafts and manag-
d to conceal his embezzlements , un
it , finding discovery inevitable , ran
way. The company has submitted
he case to the district attirney and it
s supposed Marnton will bo indicted
nd arrested If ho can bo caught ,
rlarston entered the Equitable Trust
ampacy'fl employ in 1873 when a boy
f 15 , rising stop by stop. Ho was
not known to live extravagantly , and
ho fact that ho kept several hones
nd carriages at his place in Plainfield ,
S' . J , was accounted for upon the
core of private means. The tfticara
> f the company are unable so far tend
nd out whore the stolen money is or
ent to. Rstitutlon of a email part
f the money has been made , and
mm the defaulter's property at
lainfield a tew thousands will be re-
ilizd. The company docs not know
where Mar a ton is at present. He is a
narrled man with a family. The
Equitable Truct company is a wealthy
orporatlon , having a capital of SI-
' 00,000 , ut.d loaning the money upon
mortgages chiefly in the west. The
ota will not affect the company's
tandlng in the least.
THE REMAINS OF PAYNE-
Honors to the Dust of the Sweetest
Special Dispatch to Tns li .
EW YORE , March 22. Payne's re
mains Ir.td In itats in the City hall nil
day and wore visited * by tboWc&i U
people. Gllmoro's great-band , In the
ifternoon , was in front of the City
lall , and soon the sweet strains of
'Home , Sweet Home" made thous
ands of people , hurrying homeward
and bustling about business , halt. All
remembering the remains of Payne
WITO in the governor's room , went
thitherward. ' 'Nearer My Qed to
Thee , " "Tho Last Chord" and the
D -xology ' were played by the
Dand , and as the body was
jorno to the hoarse , every Instru
ment , as full of pathos as of melody
; ave forth again in modulated strain !
; ho immortal "Home , Street Home , '
a'l present from tillmore to the latest
> am n uncovering. The coffin was oc-
'olded by the star spangled banner ,
tud as the coflia was placed in the
learae , the "Star Spangled Banner'
burst forth from sixty-five instru
ments at the call of Ullmoro. The
'uneral procession then moved into
Broadway to the Pennsylvania railroad
depot , and New York committed to
the authorities of Washington , the
dust soon to find rest.
The Children of Iiruel-
Special Dlipath to Tin UBI
NEW YORK , March 23 The union
American Hebrew congregations have
.isned an appeal for Purlm gifts to
promote the work of the Alliance Is
raelite Uiilversale , which , with the
aid of the Anglo-Jewish asaoclationand
sister auxiliaries , has established and
maintained sob' ols for Hebrew child
ren in Iloumania , Sarvla , Syria , Pales
tine , Turkey , Morocco and Tunis. The
alliance now maintains twenty-two
schools in various parts of the east ,
with n total of 7,121 pupils , while
more than 300 apprentices 'are cared
ior in Constantinople , Tunis and other
: owns. At the training schools in
Paris native''teachers are prepared for
educational work in Turkey and North
Butler nnd Hla Gonnoll
Special Dispatch to Tin Bit.
BOHTON , March 23. Noah A. Plymp-
ton , the governor's nominee for In
surance commissioner , sent a letter to
the governor to-day requesting him to
withdraw his name as a candidate for
that oflbo. Plymptou state ho does
not wish to provoke a contest between
the governor and council and thanks
the governor for the confidence shown
by his prompt ronomlnation. It ia
undoistood the governor will not make
another nomination at present but al
low Deputy Commissioner Smith to
perform the functions of the oflbo.
The Flood Sulftren.
Special Dispatch to Tu Nil.
LOUISVILLE , March 23. The fund
for the relief of the flood sufferers
amounting to $12,000 , remaining in
the hands of the mayor , will be dls
trlbutod among the sufferers Monday
II will bo used as far as it will go in
providing homes for the poorest per
Onr Dinner Party
yesterday finished tne last bottle of "Hub
Then , my dear , don't ' forget to remind
ma to order a freih supply to-morrow !
A Brace of Wingless Vermin Sud-
tlunly Descend in Georgia ,
A Texas Murderer Gets Glori
ous ly Pull the Night Be
fore His Death ,
A Masonic Officer in Indiana
Tendered Piva Years in the
The Varied Work of ArtUtt In the
A Donblo Drop.
pedal Dispatch to TUB Il
CHATTANOOGA , March 23. Wm.
Jurka nnd Gjorpo Cunningham , who
murdered H. H Rudd last January ,
were hanged to-day at Lafayette , G .
'hoy passed the night in prayer and
his morning confessed the deed.
'hey mounted tbo gallows with a firm
read , and by purmlsjlon of the ohcriff
ddroased the crowed , warning nil
igalnat their f ito , expressing the hope
.hat they would meet lu heaven.
They then shook bauds with friends
nd the trap was sprung. Six thou-
and people were protont. It was the
ret hanging since the war.
A Superb Ohoho.
pcclal Dispatch to Tni Un.
FRANKLIN , Tex , March 23. Two
housand people witnessed the hanging
f Fred B. Walte to-day , for the kill-
ng of Jailor Wyeor last May. Walte
onfessod the orlmo but refused to al
ow the presence of a minister or any
oliglons exercise. Ho spent the
Ight drinking champagne , and amok-
ng cigars. Ho died without il Inching.
Two Good for Him.
Special Dispatch to Tni Ui .
RALIEOH , N. 0. , March 23. James
Jolt , colored , convicted of rape , was
isnged to-day at Graham. Only a
ew people witnessed the execution.
Habeas Corpus Proceeding * .
pedal Dispatch to TUB li i
NEW YOKE , March 23 A. writ of
laboas and certlorari was issued by
.ho supreme court to day in the case
of George W. Onnkllnq , Jr. , held for
shooting and killing Wilbur H. liaver-
ntick , commanding Coroner Levy to
appear and show cause1 why the ac
cused should not bo admitted to bail.
Oookling'g counsel claims as the shooi
ng waa justifiable hla client should bo
admitted to ball.
Indian Di predictions.
Special Dl-pitch to TUK Bin.
WASHINGTON , March 23. Indians
iave been committing depredations In
the vicinity of Fort Conrad , Montana ,
killing at one place 75 work oxen. A
party of Plegans , led by two white
men and Chie/l Little Dog , sot out In
pursuit of t * "DtaarandorB , whom they
encounterjjAv1 vLVt daybreak of the
th. Aul-ifiofautt byhi i-n &d , In
hich two Crocs were klljed , and two
Rattlers Relegated to the Un-
Special Dltpa'ch to Tin UKS.
DKNVER , March 23 At daybreak
yesterday at Lake Valley Major Foun
tain's command was surprised when
two notorious rustlers , Jack Watta
and Wm. Glllad , arrived In camp
while the soldiers wore unsaddling.
They made a break for liberty , and
had two hundred yards the start ,
when Fountain ordered his men tc
fire. Both rustlers fell dead , rlddloc
A Bloody Homicide.
Special Dlspitch to TUB BIB.
MUSKOSEE , I T , March 23. A
bloody affair occurred on the border ol
the Hemiuolo nation. Brady Bretney ,
Ell Ferryman , Billy Grlmmltt and an
Indian were enpeged in playlne cardf ,
which finally ended in a free fight in
which the Indian killed Brelney and
Ferryman , and Grlmmltt who took no
active part in the fight was accidental
ly killed by one of the three during
the shooting. The next morning twc
brothers named Moso and Gabriel
Marshall , friends of the dead men ,
followed the Indian , who had fled and
aiming up with him riddled his body
, March 23. The jury has
rendered a verdict in the case of
Nugent and his follow prisoners.
A Thieving Maion Convicted.
Special Dispatch to TIIR BIB.
OARLINVILLB , III. , March 23 The
case of John F. Burrlll , ex-grand sec
retary of the grand lodge of Masons
of Illinois , on trial ten days , conclu
ded to-day. The jury returned a ver
dict cf guilty and fixed the punish
ment at five years in the penitentiary.
The charge was embezz'omont ' of $2-
300 of the funds of the grand lodge
during the year 1870. Two more in-
dlctraonts are ponding. The total
amount of embezzlement is estimated
at from $ GOGOO to $70,000.
A R-JIIB Would Fit.
Special Dispatch to TUB UE § .
&ALE811DHG , 111. , March 23. A free
fight among drnnkou roughs took
place at a danca southeast of here last
night , during which Laren Sherman
killed Jack Waihbaugh with an ax ,
Several othora were severely hurt. No
arrests , but there are throats of lynch
A Bad Man vrlth a Knife.
Special Dispatch to Till DKB.
ALroHDaviLLE , Ind. , March 23.
In an altercation over an old grudge ,
James Gold to-day stabbed and In
stantly killed John BIngham and alsc
fatally stabbed Dr. A. W. BIngham ,
fattier of John. He was arrested.
A Theatrical Row
flpe clal DUpatch to TUB UIB.
NEW YORK , March 23. Oharlei
Abbott , of the J. K. Emmett com' '
pany , in the dramatic office of Splesi
& Smart , fiercely attacked 0. R
Gardner , theatrical manager , .
lovoral blows In Gardner s face before
10 oould bo restrained. Gardner gives
ho cause of the attack as thesis-
nlesal of Agnes Herndon , who threat-
nod to have Abbott "llok" him.
Abbott exorcised his wllllngnoM to be
Inod and "lick" his man again-M ho
inly roiontod on insult to a lady.
UROWING GRAIN- ,
'ho ' Wheat Prospects In Six States.
poclal Dispatch to Tni llu \
ST. Louis , March 23. R p'o ts of
ho winter wheat crop from overJOO
ountlos In tbooo parts of Illinois , In-
iana , Kentucky , Kansas , Missouri
nd Texas , whore winter wheat is
rowing , which , aummsrfzsd , show
bat in Missouri and Kauaaa the con-
itlon is good , ccroago fully equal to
aat year , and damage , so far , no
roatorthau'is usually thojoasothU time
f year. Tennessee and Illinois glvo
air reports , but Kentucky and Indiana ,
opcolally the latter , show ooosldera-
lo damage. From Texas repprtu arc
laagro but good M far as they go and
rom other murcos It Is losmed the
ondition la ( innorally peed with fair
roepoct for a full crop. A dispatch
rom Topelca. Kaunas , whore the Kan-
as State Millo ' association U in BUS
Ion , oays the millers present oxprois
ho opinion that the whontf prospects
f that otate are veiy favorable and
retliol that with good weather the
leld will bo from thirty to forty mil-
ion bnshola , 1 . , ? ,
INDIANAPOLIS , Ind. . March 23.
The Journal has rucuivod special re-
lorts from over 100 points IB Indiana
nd Illinois concerning theiprowlng
wheat crop , the general tenor1of which
s decidedly discouraging. The unl-
venal opinion as expressed by the
Journal's correspondent Is that the
rep has been very much damiged by
mfavorablo winter soasofy , iincl that
ho injury Inflicted by winterstorma
las been greatly aggravated by the
roezes of the past two W0eks. An
average opinion is that the crop will
all one-third short of thtt of 1882.
) f the surplus of that o'rop ton to
.wenty . per cent yet remains in the
lands of the farmers.
Ipeclal Dtjpatcbea to Tui BB * . '
S'ibo Slooum wan placed on , the demo
iratlo ticket for lieutenant governor of
Rhode Island. f
The statue of Cbarlen Sutnncr , pur
ittsed by the clnsa of 18S4 of Bateu col
ego was un veiled at Lewiaton , * Maine ,
Peter Word , the Scranton ; iarrnor who
tilled nla mother-in-law , aiysihq made hla
ife miserable. '
Guntnv Ijeslto , of I. & 3. Women bank-
ere , Now York , on his way to California ,
died in Chicago of consumption.
The difficulty between tha Jolllot roll-
DRmlll cfiicera and men wi adjusted sat
isfactorily and it is announced that all the
mills will start on Monday. )
In the shooting contest at . . ,
yesterday , Carver and' Bogardns eojrei ! I2
; acb , Carvtr used the second barrel but
onoo. ' '
The drapery of thaSrep6 Jtory of Hie
Oathollo cath6drRlln _ .Bronltlyn , N. Y ,
" " " ' " ' "
Toe heaviest mow storm of the season
Fell in northern Michigan Thursday night
The snow Is eight Inches oil the level. A
northeast blizzard Is now prevailing
An Interview With Dlaa.
Special DUpatch to TUB BBB.
UIIIOAOO , March 23.-Thoattention
of ex-President Diaz having been
sailed to the publication in ono of the
3t. Louis papers of what purported to
bo an Interview with him , ho denied
any such , interview ever occurred.
He further stated his present visit to
the United States Is purely one ol
recreation and has no bnslnes or offi
cial object whatever. The article re
ferred to purported to glvo Mr. Diaz
views on the proposed treaty between
Mexico and the United States. Hla
belief that the Southern states have
no cause for fear from the sugar com
petition or importation of Cuban sugar
vlaMexloojthat "St. Louis ia in the besl
of all positions in the direct line o :
railways running north and south" to
prrfit by trade with Mexico ; that
"N w Orleans is a plantonio own
nothing but sweet words , " and that he
was Informed the German minister a1
Yora Oruz had gone so fir as to approach
preach members of congress and ask
iiow they were going to vote and
Dffored to send money to workagalnal
A Wrecked Expedition.
Special Dispatch to TUB UBB.
WINNIPEG , March 23. Word has
jnst reached hero of the wrecking In
the latter part of August , while cross
ing Great Slave lane , cf the British
oircnm-polar expedition , detailed to
take observations last year. No lives
lost , but considerable hardship waa en
dnrod. The expedition arrived at
Fort Rae , its destination , September
2 , placed its instruments and took two
Goldnn Wedding and Reunion.
Sp clal Dispatch to Til situs.
NEW Yoiik- , March 23. Rov. S. B
Halllday , aasiitant pastor of Hour ;
Ward Beocher'n church , Brooklyn ,
oolobratod to-night his golden wed
dine. Ho was presented with a purse
The colored veteran soldiers am
Bailers had their first annual rounloi
Moro Wanes Wanted-
Hf octal Dispatch to Till 11 I.
PITIBUUHO , March 23. The cigar
makers hero have given notice that on
April first they will demand an lu
crease of wages of ono dollar a thou
sand , The manufacturers say the ad
vance will not bo granted. A strlk
Is likely to result.
Specla Dispatch to TUB BIB.
NEWYOBK , March 23. The busi
ness failures for the last seven day
Pany , weak , and sickly chlldro
are made healthy and strong by nsln
Brown's Iron Bitters.
lie Farmers Turning Their Oorn
Into Hoof and Fork , and
Thereby Prospering ,
The Elevation of Tiffany to the
Bonob , "An Insult to
The Politic * ! Mnnoonvors of the
N , Boone county , March 23.
'bis county is steadily improving ,
nd ia , I think , in nn prosperous a
ondltion to-day as any county of its
KO in Dm slate. There is now but
ttlo government land hero , and not
nnch of it is owned by the railroad
oiupnny , but there is yet a line ohnnco
or men of small moans to secure good
loincs upon easy terms , and cottiers
ro oamtag in rapidly
Our farmers are year by year turn-
in ; their attention moro to cattle and
tuus than f jrmorly , and an a oouso-
uuuco are making uioru money. A
otr yean ago wheat wan the principal
rep hero , but now corn takes thee
o d , and a largo part of each year's
i'op is fed in the county and sent out
n the form cf beef aud pork.
Though political matters are quiet
OHIhuro Is a strong feeling lu this
nunty , aud the rjcont appointment
f about the poorest lawyer In the
aunty at ) district judge has not tend-
d to allay It. So far us people In
Vlblon are aware , Mr. Tiffiny had no
uallficatlou whatever for the position
f judge ; and hla appointment is an
nsult to an intelligent bar. It ia true
10 was county judge , but ho owed hU
lection to the fact that ho was on a
tr mg ticket and the opposition was
livldod between two other candidates ,
no of whom oarao within a few votes
f being elected ,
The contest hero next fill for the
ounty offices promises to bo lively ;
nd the pins are already being sot for
ho campaign. When Tiffany roeignod
ho county jadgrnhlp th ( office was
ivon to Hon. Joseph Hamilton , in
rdor to got him out of the" way of
'ohn Peters , who wants to run for
lork agiin. Hamilton might have
> roved iroubletotno to John and so a
op w&s thrown to him to keep him
The present treasurer , Bolltuan ,
oua out and Ool. Senator Harris ia
ho coming republican candidate. The
onntor has omloarcd himaolf to Judge
[ 'ifF.iny and hh friends by his mani
pulations of the bill rodlstiloting the
tate judicially. This work was done
> y Harm for the solo purpose of
nakini ; a place for a man who can't
uwrr get thi ) position except * by ap-
lolntmcnt , nnd who will hold it only
ill the lu of January 1884.GEANOKH.
THE OLD WORLD.
Special Dispatches to TUB BBB. .
LONDON , March 23. Llrd Haldon
is dead ,
Captain Oiry , who commanded the
aarty of English soldiers with Prlnoo
Napoleon when killed in Mainland , is
Twenty-throe smacks and 135 per
sons were lost in the recent golos.
John Bright was presented with the
Freedom o ! Glasgow.
The more the nooldent to Queen
Victoria ia investigated the more it
becomes evident it wu of the most
trifling nature. No alarm haa been
'elt ' hero at any time and no bulletins
tiavQ been Issued.
The queen took a drive to-day.
Herbert Spencer haa withdrew
From the candidacy for the rectorship
of St. Andrews university on account
of ill health.
Special Dispatch to TUB Dm.
BERLIN , March 23. The North
German Gazette says ono of the main
obstacles to peace between Prussia
and the Roman curia is the presence
at the Vatican of Cardinal Lsdoohow-
skl , archbishop of Poson , The Prus
sian goverument notified the Vatican
that Cardinal Lodochowskl can quit
the Vatican without fear of arrest and
surrender himself to the Prussian po
lice , ai the extradition treaty does not
apply In his case.
Bismarck la suffdrlng from inflam
mation of the throat.
In consequence of the appointment
of Von Oaprlviot as chief of the min-
y of marine , Admiaal Wisoodo and
other officers intend to resign.
Special Dispatch to TUB BBS.
PAUIS , March 23. Intranalijoant ,
Koohefort's journal , urges Franco to
support with all her forces and money
" 1'ho Revolt In Ireland. "
It la denied that Franco Intends to
blockade Madagascar ports ,
The condition of ElwardLaboulayo ,
the well-known jurist , Is much im
Victor Hugo Binned the petition for
the liberation of Prince Krapotkino.
The prefects declare the agitation In
favor of revision of the constitution
does not ropreuont the opinion of the
GENERAL FOHEION NEW.
ST. PKTKKHIIOIIO , March 23. The
commlsBion appointed to inqure Into
the financial condition of the ministry
of the interior , discovered frauds in
tbo postal department amounting tc
CATALONIA , March 23. The erup
tion of Mount Etna la increasing In
violence. A iioir orator was opened ,
The Java threatens to ovorwhelcc
Nicolas ! and other vllUgos. The pee <
pie are fleeing from their homos
PuiLiiroi-ouH , March 23. The in
habitants of Oarlon , Sopot and Oalo
fer have riien agalrrt the importation
of foreign woolen thread , and several
depots of such thread have boon pit * ,
lagod and burned. The military re
fused to suppress the .outbreak aud
cavalry were dispatched for that par-
THK TllIAL CONCLUDED.
DUBLIN , March 23. The trial of
Nugent and twelve other members of
the Armagh assassination society , on
a charge of conspiracy to mnrdor , has
been cinolndoa at Belfast. The coun
sel for the crown , in closing the case
on his Blde'taonght to connect O'Dovan
UOSSB , John Dovoy , James Ilodpath
and P. J. Sheridan with the society ,
which ho said promoted tlio conspira
cy. Jndgo Liwnon In charging the
jury , apoko strongly against the pris
A CORNER ON COAL.
Politicians Controlling the Shnrt at
tbo Kansas Penitentiary.
LM\cnworlli , Kan , , (
Dljjutcli o the ( llobe-Dc-
There has boon a great breeze over
the action of the now board of pent-
tontlary commissioners in the making
of n contract for the sale of all surplus
coal from the penitentiary shaft to C.
J. Buckley , of this city , at GJ cents
per bushel. That in a practical leas-
InQ of the shaft , and at a ridiculously
low rate , thus creating a monopoly and
depriving the slate of the profits to bo
made out of the coal business at the
penitentiary. The figures show that
lu another year the working of
this coal shaft would mukn
the penitentiary self-supporting , but
by contracting all the surplus
oal , about 50,000 bushels per month ,
o ono party , at such a low price , that
loslrablo result is made impossible ,
cd the money that should bo made
or the banoiit of the state and the
worlng of taxes goes into the pock-
Is of private speculators , who are at
he same time given power to control
he local coal market by combining
with the city shaft. The matter ia
auslng moro talk in Loavonworth
ban anything that haa happened
Inco the last election , and the charge
s freely made that certain prominent
"omocrotlo politicians stand in with
ho contractor. A special to the
Times from Topeka states that Gov-
rnor Gllok , interviewed upon the
matter , stated that the board had full
offer in the matter and were res
ponsible to no ono for what they had
ouo , aud ho know nothing further
bout the matter. The entire matter
corns to bo brought to the door of
\djntaut General Mornllght , whoso
root Influence over Governor Click Is
; onorally recognized.
A Midget Born.
CHATTANOOGA Inn. , March 18.
Mrs. Marlon Poo'the wlfo of a prom-
ncnt merchant of this alty , on Thurs
day gave birth to a child which Is al
most without parallel for diminutiveness -
ness , tbo little creature weighing only
ono and n half pounds at Its birth.
The entire body is not as largo as the
forearm of an ordinary person. It is
but eleven inches long , and in no
portion of its body ia it moro than , six
inches in circumference. Its head ii
no larger than a large English walnut ,
Its arm looks like a man's HttleTuger ,
nnd the log like the ( Vitro linger.
Its hand is not as large as a five cant
piece. The child Is poifeotly formed ,
and its entire physical organization la
complete in every detail. Its head Is
covered with all the hair usually found
on ono so young , and in all particulars
it diffjra In nothing from an ordinary
child except in size. In answer to the
question whether it cries , Mr. Pee
says : "If yon had seen mo walking
the floor last night yon would not ask
the question. It cries as loudly and
lustily as any child I over saw. " The
mother was asked regarding iti nour
ishment , and replied : "It takes its
nourishment perfectly natural , and has
a most voracious appetite. The child
"s doing well. To show yon * the size
of its arm. I will take this plain gold
ring from my little finger and slip it
over the child's hand to its elbow ; "
and suiting the action to the word ,
the ring , which was very small , slipped
over the forearm with the utmost ease.
Mrs. Poe is a lady weighing about
125 pounds , hor.hasband is robust and
healthy , and is fully six feet tall ; has
six children , two by his present wife ,
the oldest of the latter when born
weighing five pound * four ounces.
She is now two years and fully grown
for her ago. She is wondoi tally pre
cocious and has remarkable intelli
gence. Small children were never be
fore born to his or his wife's family.
Special Dfopitchos to TUB Bin.
TORONTO , March 23 , A heavy snow
storm prevails throughout Canada and
the provinces. The floods in Nova
Scotia are doing much dampge. Thor-
brooke village is flooded and housci
and barns destroyed.
PETEKHBUBO , Vo. , March 23. The
snow storm hero to-day extended tc
Lynohbnrg west , and Wilmington ,
North Carolina , south. It Is foartc
the cold weather will damage the fruil
A Dancing Contest
8pccf.il Dispatch to TUB BIB.
PHILADELPHIA , March 23. A done
ing contest for a purse of $500 , between
twoon Joseph Morton and a JJabllr
dancer named Horace Whoatloy , wa :
won by Morton. Twenty stops , Lan
cashire style , was the tost.
Mail Cnrrlor Killed
Special Dlapatih to Tim HER.
EAOLK PAHH , Texas , March 23-
James Shepperd , mall carrier on th
Mexican extension , between Nova am
San Juan Dofuntas , was killed b ;
Mexicans and robbed of money aui
mall. The Mexican authorities at
rested ono ot the murderers.
Nothing builds up shattered const !
tutions so quickly as Brown's Iroi
SLAVEN'S YOSEMITE OOLONG !
Made from the wild flowers of th
* AU FAMED YOSEMITE VALLE1
it is the most fragrant of perfume
Manufactured by II. B. Slavon , Sai
Francisco. Forsalo In Omaha by W
J , Whitohonso and Konnard Bros
THE IRISH IN AMERICA.
They Disturb the Equanim'ty ' of
the British Lion at .Homo
and Abroad ,
The Dynamite Plottero a Dan
gerous and Destructive
A Talk With the Diplomats of
England and the United
A Routine Call to Irinhmen to
Gather at Philadelphia.
DYNAMITE TALK. ' B3I
TUK UKLATIONH OF ENOLAN1) AMD TUK
UN1TKI ) STATES.
Bpoclal DUjatch to Tint Unit.
WASHINGTON , March 23. It ia re
ported that Minister West has informed -
formed the state department that ho is
luitructod by Laid Granvlllo to say
that the violent expressions which cer
tain professed American cltlzona have
given utterance to sluco the dynamite
explosion in London may disturb the
otherwise amicable relations existing
between her majesty's government
and the Ucitcd States. The corre
spondent repeated this statement to
west , and asked If it was true. West
replied that ho could say nothing lu
his official capacity , and ho would not
admit that this government had been
notlGod by any such Instructions
to him. But ho said that
her majesty's government could not
do loss thau take some cognizance of
the sentiments given vent to by
O'Denovan Rossn and his associates
and others through their newspapers '
and otherwise , and that ho had ex
pected jnst some such instructions
from the Earl of Granvlllo. "I am
gratified , " ho added , "at the tone of
the majority of American newspapers
and I think none of the reputable
journals have exhibited any sympathy
with preachers of anarchy , destruction
and assassination. "
Frollnghnyson was asked if the state
ment was true. "I have nothing to
say upon the subject , " was his an
WASHINGTON , Match 23 Minister
West W B asked this afternoon If their
was any foundation for the statement
that the recent violent utterances of
professed American citizens concern
ing the dynamite explosion In London
uiny disturb the amicable relations be
tween Great Britain and the United
States. Ho refused to talk oflicially ,
but dnrlng the conversation said ,
"You can state that the relations be
tween the two countries were never ,
moro cordial , and a better under *
standing never existed. I do not see
the slightest reason to apprehend tbat
their relations may bo Impaired. "
Secretary Frolinghnysen would say
nothing whatever upon the subject.
Assistant Secretary Davis said if there
had been any oommanlcatlon re
ceived from the British government * '
on the subject , it would not be proper
matter to discuss with the public. It
It , no doubt , very annoying to the
English government and people to feel
that men are harbored in another
country and to some extent encour
aged In their sympathies with and in
direct aid to assassins and dynamite
plotters who are giving them so much
trouble , but this government can deal
only with facts and acts nnder the
laws as they stand npon our statute
books. Much moro importance is at
tached In other countries to sensa
tional reports and rumors published in
our papers than we glvo to them here.
They do not understand abroad the
liberty of the press as it exists here.
CALLING A CONVENTION.
TUE t'OMIWO MEETING AT FUILADEPUIA.
Bpfl la ] Dispatch to TUB Bi * .
BUFFALO , March 23. The general
call of the National League of Ireland ,
the Irish National Lind League of the
United States and Canada , and the
nommlttoo of seven , signed by Patrick
Eigan for the National League of Ire
land , Jas. Mooney , president of the
Irish-American Land League and
Michael Boland , chairman of the com
mittee of BO von , for an Irish-American
national convention in the Horti
cultural hall , Philadelphia , April 2Ctb ,
has boon itaued , The call is for "the
purpose of expressing sympathy with
the suffering people of Ireland ; to pretest -
test against the despoiling of the con
stitutional liberties of her people ; the
packing of her jury boxes by political
and religious bigots , and all her na
tional and political rights obliterated
by a ferocious coercion act , whose
tyrannous provisions shook civilisa
tion , engender and reward orlmo and
justify every legitimate effort of an
exasperated people. Wo declare in
behalf of the exiled millions of Ire
land's race , that wo will never ceaie
our efforts to recover for our mother
land the Gcd given , Inalienable rights
of national independence , and that
wo will blond into ono organization
all the Irish toclotios of ttio United
States and Canada to make a new or
ganization to bo Bfliliatod with the
Irish National leasuo of Ireland , cf
which Charles Stewart Parnoll is
The call closes thus ; "It Is now de
cided that the distinguished Irish
leader , Charles S. Parnoll , with ono
or moro of his colleagues and Patrick
Egan , ox-trcasuror of the land league ,
will tionor us by tholr , presence. To
glvo them such a welcome and recap
tion as they deserve will alone eollico
to call out the fullest strength of the
Lind League organization and insure
i. its best efforts. "
METROPOLITAN HOTEL , OMA.
HA , NEB.
Tables supplied with the best the
market affords. The traveling public ,
claim they get better accommodations '
and moro general satisfaction here
than at any other boose In Omaha *
Rate , f& per day. augSltlm
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