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    PHE OMAHA DAILY BEE.
FIFTEENTH YEAR , OMAHA , TUESDAY MORNING , JANUARY 20. 1880. NUMBER 187. '
TWO TERRITORIES MAY COME
With a Possibility That Washington Will
Further Swell the Number.
PERHAPS AMENDED TO DEFEAT.
llcduco tlic ItcHcrvntlon * to Actual
Itcqulrcmcnta I'onslon llllltf I'nss
the llouno For lownns
Washington Note's.
"Weak Arguments in Opposition.
WASHINGTON , Jan. B3. [ Special Tele-
gram.I A very weak opposition was made
to-day before the committee on teintorles to
the Harrison Dakota hill. Colonel Thomp
son and L. ( ) . Johnson , residents of the
territory , spoke against the measure , the lirst
being opposed to the submission of nny ques
tion relating to statehood , to n popular vote of
the people Interested , whllo the latter wanted
division on the line of the Missouri river.
It Is clear that the tactics of Urn democrats of
.Dakota nntl many of those in congress Is to
get up a simrl about the line of division , hut
there can bo no snarl except among the
democrats themselves. Two democratic
senators mid rx dozen democratic representa
tives said to-day that the Harrison bill would
bo passed. Generally It Is believed that
Washington and Montana territories may
come In with Dakota , but the statement sent
Into the northwest that a compromise was
being effected by the Dakota state olilecrs
now here , or any of the republicans In con
gress , Is untrue. The claims of Dakota as
hot forth In the Harrison bill stand alone and
upon distinct facts now as they did three
weeks ago.
Senator llarilson says that the Montana
constitution Is all that Is required , and that
there need bo no more delay In granting ad-
'mission to that territory than In the case of
Dakota. Jt Is probable that so far as the sen
ate is concerned , nn arrangement may bo
made for the prompt admission of Dakota
and Montana , In which event no special ad
vantage will accrue to either partv. A bill
to authorize the people of Washington tcr-
litory , to which the 'Tan Handle" strip of
Idaho is to be annexed , to adopt a constitu
tion and prepare for admission to the union ,
has peon reported to the senate. Ills simply
an enabling act , authorizing the people to
form for themselves a state government with
the name of Hie state of Washington. The
bcuato committee on territories will very
probably consider the Mantaua bill at Its
next meeting.
meeting.A.MF.NniU
A.MF.NniU ) TO DKATII.
Itepresentativo Henderson of L > ubuQiio very
much regrets the fact that so muny amend
ments have been proposed to the bill now be-
foio the house incicnslng the pei.slons of
soldiers' widows loS 13 from 88 per month.
Ho said to-day that he did not oppose the
principles Involved in the amendments , but
lie objected to anything being brought up to'
antagonize the passage of the bill. "If there
had been no amendments offered , " said he ,
"I believe the bill would have been passed by
the house within an hour after it was called
up. Now so many amendments are and will
be proposed , and so many i ' _ ° 7 s wiii an-
tlCr.C ( ! It , inati fear It wIlfnoTbopassed nt
all. It was the loading up of the poor widows'
bill that has defeated It heretofore. Now
there are some who want to load It down
with the Mexican pension bill , and there will
bo some responsibility rest upon those who
submit these propositions if the bill is not
passed this time. Itis strong enough of
Itself , and can stand alone if its friends will
only permit It to do so. "
KKDUCE THE KKSKUVATIONS.
It seems certain that congress will act
upon the question of reducing the Indian
reservations of the northwest to something
nearer the actual requirements of the tribes ,
attaching the surplus to the public domain ,
the Indians , of course , to bo paid for the
lands thus taken from them. While the pub
lic domain is steadily diminishing the de
mand of settlers for homesteads is rapidly
increasing. It is contended that the demand
for homesteads Is too great to permit hun
dreds of thousands of acres of valuable lands
to remain Idle and unused in the hands of
the Indians. "There Is no sense , " said Ex-
Secretary Teller , "In permitting each Indian
la a tribe to hold three or tour thousand acres
nearly all of which Is utterly valueless to
him. Thnro Is no longer any game for the
Iiminns to hunt , hcnco their vast tracts are
of no value to them. " A bill providing for
the allotment of Indian lands upon some
equitable plan , so as to glvo to each all that
he may need for fanning and grazing pur
poses , and for the purchase of the remainder
by the government , will soon bo Introduced
In congress.
congress.TENSION'S VOn lOWANS.
Bills { pensioning the following lowanshavo
passed the house : AnnaD. Klchman , John
Dofcnbungh and Charlotte D. Crockerwidow
of the famous General Crocker , Iowa's model
soldier. The Iowa delegation had to make
'quite a light to nave the Crocker bill , and Its
members are consequently very jubilant over
their success. The passage of the bill was
recommended by the survivors of all of the
gallant general's brigade. It Increases the
widow's pension fr m SSO to 550 n month.
There Is no doubt about the bill passing the
frenato , nay the lowans. To-day General
Uelknnpwason the lloor of the house con
gratulating the Iowa members on the passage
ot the Crocker bill , against which there has
been much opposition on account of the pre
cedent it makes. Generals Ilelknap and
Crocker fought together and were llnu
friends.
I'AVNIl'S SKAT IN HANOI : ! ! .
There Is a marked disposition on the part
of Ohio people , regardless of political creed ,
to make the Investigations of the charges of
biibery and corruption in the elect Ion of
Senator 1'ayno thorough. Prominent demo
crats from Ohio say that the members of the
democratic pai ty in that state are evidently
thoroughly In earnest in the matter , and are
anxious to have the matter probed to the
bottom. They do not hesitate to admit the
gravity of the ease and Its apparent founda
tion on facts , and there Is abellof with many
of them that It will result In the loss of his
Beat to the senator , So confident arc some
Ohio people that this will he the final result ,
that they are beginning gravely to discuss
the prospect r.s to his successor. Governor
Forakc'r seeihs to favor It , and them are
many wuo.vruluro the prediction that ho will
be occupying the seal now held by Senator'
1'ayno before another year passes.
I'KKSONAI , AND OTHKIIWISK.
General William P. Carlln , Fouith infantry ,
who Is at the Kbblt house in this city , on
leave from Fort Omaha , Intends remaining
in the city for tovoral weeks. Ills recent
sketches and reminiscences of army men
hero mo considered among the most valuable
and ( nli.'icsllng of the contilbiitious totho
history of the late war ,
1 * H. Tower and wife of Omaha vyoroat
the capital to-day.
It h expected that the bill to admit Dakota
will be taken up la the Ecnato to-morrow ,
and probably bo passed in tlui.t body.
IOWA i'osr.MASTins : ArroiNTj.o.
To-day the postmaster general uppointod
the following lourlh class postmasters for
Jkwa ; John Wlsgin , at Jamaica , GuthrKi
cou'ity ' , vie * B. K. FsrweiiUT , removed ; "
Henry G. Nelson , at Monroe , Jasper county ,
\ico O. 1J. Nlpp , resigned ; Wheclock S.
Bowen , atShcflleld , Franklin county , vice A.
Dallrry , removed ; P. P. Scott , at Harper.
Kcokuk county , vlc Daniel Itoiecmns , re
signed ! A. II. Brow ? , at 1'ralrlc City , vice
John K. l.yon , removed.
SKNATI : HILLS iNTnonucT.n.
W A niXdToN , Jnn. 25. [ Press. ! Among
the bills introduced In the senate to-day were
llio following :
My , Mr. Morgan Providing that the
mcmlier * of nnv trlbo or nation
under the Jurisdiction of the United
States shall bo ellgihlo to gap-
poliitmont as postmaster , mail ngcnt , postal
clprk , deputy collector of Internal revenue ,
deputy marshal , Indian agent , or Indian Inspector
specter , or to any other olllco relating to the
conduct of Indian affairs or to the govern
ment of nnv Indian tribe or nation ,
My Mr. Van Wyck To Increase the pen
sion of widows and dependent relatives , and
giantlng a pension to Invalid and dependent
soldiers and sailors. It provides , among
other tilings , that the pension now granted
the widows or minor children of deceased
soldiers or sailors , shall bo Increased Irom 88
to S12 per month ,
My Mr. Cullom Increasing the pension for
total disability and for total helplessness to
Siioo per month. *
My Mr. Howen Providing that no action
shall ho begun by. the United Slates to
cancel ii land patent after three years from
the date of entry.
WOHK OK Tin : HOUSK COMMlTTnr.S.
' 1 ho house commtteeo on pensions to-day
added an amendment to the Mexican pen
sion bill , introduced In the house by Mr.
Walford , and directed a report of the bill to
the house as agreed upon in the committee ,
ihobllluiithoilzcs the secretary of the In
terior to place on the pension rolls at 88 per
month the names of all surviving ofllcers ,
soldiers and sailors who served In the Mexi
can war for any portion of time during tno
years 1845 , iwd , 1547 , and 1848 , or their sur
viving wTdows. No soldiers whoso political
disabilities have not been removed shall be
entitled to the benefits of the act.
The house committee on labor to-day ap
pointed Messrs. Crain , LawleraudUuclmuan
ns a sub committee to draft a bill amending
the eight-hour law so as to provide that eight
hours shall constitute a day's work for men
employed by contractors on government
work. The members of the labor committee
say as a result of the conference between the
sub committees of the committees on agri
culture and labor , a bill will be reported by
the former committee making the commis
sioner of agriculture a cabinet officer , and
providing ihat- the department shall bo
known as llio department of agriculture and
labor.
The house committee on territories heard
arguments from Thompson and Johnson ,
prominent citizens of Dakota , in tavor of the
admission of the entire territory of Dakota
as a state , and against division. They said
the interests of the entire territory wore
Identical , and that the state's resources
should bo kept together. They did not think
the northern portion of the state should be cut
off. Johnson said thonorthjandsouth division
was a political scheme , gotten up by Judge
Moody to send himself to the senate. If the
state Is divided at all It should be divided
from the east and west , and they claimed
such was the sentiment of the people of Da
kota with the exception of Judge Moody and
a few others.
CONFIHMATIONS AND APPOINTMENTS.
The president to-day nominated William
H. Parker of the district of Columbia to bo
minister resident and consul general of the
United States to Corea.
The senate to-day confirmed Charles , T.
Canda to ho assistant treasurer of the United
States nt Naw York ; John S. McCallrnoiii-n *
Pennsylvania to be commissioner f - . , , : *
nidits 101 : 'Iw oseiu'for'ihe' '
o * - . " . ' -
juuiauh tlieilcsc.licl.0 agency In Now Mexico
ice ; Kllhii C. Ooboru of Tennessee , aueut
for tlio Indians of the Ponca , Pawnee , ( Hoe
and Oakland agency , Indian territory.
PAl'ITAI , Or.KAXINGS.
Doro of Chicago to-tiny made an argument
before the house committee on rivers and
harbors on the general subject of the im
provement of western water ways.
The court of claims to-day decided the case
of tlio Choctaw nation against tiie United
States and rendered judgment in favor of
the nation lor 5380,005.
The president went to Haltimore this even
ing to attend the charity ball. Ho was
nccomnanled by Senator and Hire. Gorman ,
Miss Endlcott , Miss Vilas , Colonel Cassady ,
Colonel and Mrs. Lainont , and Colonel and
Mrs. Wilson. The party will return to
Washington to-night.
Senator Platt to-day reported favorably
from the committees on territories a bill for
the admission of the territory of Washing
ton , together with what Is known as the
"Panhandle" of Idaho.
The Semite committee on public buildings
decided lo report favorably bills making ap
propriations for public buildings at Sioux
City ( Iowa ) , 5100,000 , and Oshkosh ( Wis. )
S100.000.
SANDWICH TIIE SINNERS.
Scheme to Transfer a Mormon Colony
From Utah to California.
CHICAGO , Jan. 25. [ Special Telegram. ]
During the recent rumors of the uprising
among the Moimons against the United
States authorities , negotiations were pending
between the heads of the church and a syndi
cate represented by Dr. George A. liawsou ,
formerly of Chicago , but lately government
physician of the Sandwich Islands , which
may furnish a clue'to the future intentions of
tlio Mormons should they refuse to renounce
their polygamous practices and bow beneath
the power of the government. It seems that
on one of the largest islands of the Ha
waiian group there is a tract of land 1,000,000
acres In extent , and comprising the most
beautiful farming , grazing mid plantation
laud to bo found in the kingdom. This land
is owned by James Campbell , a wealthy
Irishman , who made his money as a sugar
planter. It was his intention to colonize It
by bringing to It COO Kngllsh families , and
was making preparations for the carrying out
of Ills Idea , when a Mr. DHUngwortli , of Hon
olulu , heard of the unsuccessful attempt of
the Mormons to negotiate with Mexico for
the purpose of founding a colony In that re
public.
The Mormons have a settlement numbering
about 4,030 under a Mormon bishop on the
islands , but tlio members do notopnnly prac
tice polygamy , and the laud they own is a
tract of 600,000 acres adjacent to that of
Campbell's. Dllllngham Immediately formed
a syndicate of live men for the purpose of
buying the Campbell tract , and entered Into
correspondence with the .Mormon church re
garding the purchase of it by their sect. The
Idea seemed to mett with favor , and Dr ,
Itawson was sent to Salt Lake City with
maps and details to submit to the heads of
the church and with power to complete nego
tiations as he might see lit. When ho arrived
in Salt Lake ho was met by J. T , Corse and
the church heads with whom he remained In
consultation several days. They were very
much impressed by his representations and
seemed favorably disposed toward the pur
chase of the tract. Dr. fluwson was to have
had an interview with President Taylor , but
the members of the church thought It wiser
not to allow it In view of the fact that Taylor
had been In hiding since last spring , and the
exceedingly great risk in allowing any Gen
tile to .see mm. On the return ot Dr. Raw-
son from the caf.t , however , they promised
that ho Miottld see tholr president , when , In
nil probability , tliole would bo completed.
Know Slides in Oregon ,
Por.TiiANn , Ore. , .Jan. 25 , Snow slides ou
the Oiojroii & Navigation line , between Dal
las and Multnoinuli 1'alltf , are much heavier
than tlrst supposed , ns earth , trees and rocks
are brought down with the snow. Plows can
not buck through it , uud It must bo removed
with picks and shovels. It Is reasonably cer
tain that the track will not be cleared for
three days ,
Collision of Trains.
TORONTO , Jan. 2& Yesterday afternoon
during a blinding $ now stony which pre
vailed heie , an Inoomtnr train on the Grand
Trunk railway collided with uacthur train
near this ally. Severn ! trhta'uroj wore badly
Injured. The low by tan nuiwtrii b v/ <
AUDITOR BROWN REINSTATED
A Political Surprise to the Statesmen of
Oar Sister State.
LARRABEE'S ACT CRITICIZED.
Tlio Title to tlio omce With the
Courts to Dcclile The IOIVH licj-
Islnturo nml Sonic or Its
Prospective Work.
Cattcll Given \Vuytoriro\vii.
Dns MOINKS , Iowa , Jan. So. [ Special
Telegram. ! The reinstatement of Auditor
Brown Is the chief topic at the capital to-day.
The returning members of the legislature
are very reluctant to express opinions , be
cause they expect to have to pass upon the
matter in a judicial capacity. It seems to bo
the general understanding that an investiga
tion will bo ordered and n strong effort will
bo made by ox-Governor Sherman's friends
to secure Brown's Impeachment. The restor
ation ot'i the auditor was a great surprise
to many people , who had relied on Sherman's
confident declaration , that Cattcll , whom ho
had appointed , would remain in ofllce
during the balance of the term. After Sher
man had dcclaied a vacancy and appointed
Cattcll , many doubted the right of Governor
Larnibeo to Ignore that appointment and put
Brown back.
In talking with leading lawyers of this
city , it appears that nearly everyone of them
are of the oplnloi ; that his act Is Indcfeiisl
ble. They say that whllo Sherman may
have erred In declaring a vacancy , having
performed an executive act , ills successor
had no power to overrule It , but should have
left the matter to the courts to decide. Gov
ernor Larrabeo submitted tlio matter to tno
attorney general and acted on his advice , so
the burden of Brown's reinstatement falls
upon his legal adviser , Attorney General
Baker. The democrats are very happy over
the complication , expecting to make a good
deal of political capital out of It. If tlio
republicans do not move an Investigation
they will. With the Hayes Impeachment
proceedings , and the Brown matter , aud pro--
hlbllory legislation on hand , the prospects
for a long session and a' big wrangle are
quite certain.
The democrats have held a secret caucus
and resolved to support Sherman's side of
the controversy. When ho was governor
they took the other side and opposed him all
the way through , Now that ho is out of
ofllce and they see a chance to stir up trou
ble , they support him. They say that the
original charges against Brown have not
been investigated by Governor Larrabee at
all , and must now be , as they threaten im
peachment proceedings ngalnst Brown , The
latter took possession of the office to-day
and restored his old force , including nJl VJa
deputies and clerks , as ' , 'uer V.'Si'O when
inarched out Qj Ofloo y the Governor's
The Iowa Legislature.
Dr.sMoiNES , Iowa , Jan. 83. [ Special. ]
Despite the snow blockade shutting off to
some extent eommunlc atlon with the outside
world , DCS Moines has been quite lively in a
social way the past week. There have been
parties or receptions nearly every night , and
this week has several more in store. When
the legislature convenes again it Is expected
tbatsomo larger parties will be given for the
benefit of the visiting statesmen. A few of
the members did not go homo for the recess ,
and some who tried hnd a hard time to get
through , and the condition of the roads at
present indicates that they will have a still
harder time to get back at the opening Tues
day afternoon. Some of the members have a
long distance to come , and the roundabout
way they must travel since the storm set in
rolls up their mileage pretty high. One mem
ber was paid S34 mileage , at ( he usual rate of
five cents a mile.
There will not bo quite so much anxiety
among the statesmen as to the condition of
the blockade at the reconvening as there was
when the legislature opened. The caucuses
have been held , the ofllces have been filled ,
the glamo r that ambition throws around the
legislative prizes has been dispelled , and
nothing now remains but to settle down to
the hard work of the session. The members
of tlio third house give promise of being
hero "by a largo majority. " The school
book lobby , the insurance lobby , the railroad
lobby , and several other more or loss Inter
ested lobbies will boon hand to look after the
proposed legislation. It doesn't appear now
that the legislature will bo very ladicalin
any direction , but It will probably pass some
much needed measures In the Interest of pub
lic rights and the public good.
It seems quite likely that a bill will pas ?
requiring foreign corporations doing busi
ness In tlio state to ro-lncorporato here.
There will bo a strong effort made to have the
railroad commissioners elected instead of
appointed as is now tlio case. Governor
Sherman , in his retiring message , stated his
objections to the change very strongly and
forcibly , showing that the result would bo to
make the commission partisan , and to force
railway matters into politics to the great
detriment of tlio public good. But tlio last
republican state convention , yielding un
wisely lo popular clainoiM'iisoIved in favor of
tills measure , so It Is a question with a good
many republicans whether a bad promise Is
bettor broken or kept. An Influential repub
lican senator Is quoted as favoring a com
promise , that the railroad commissioners
shall bo appointed as at present by tlio
governor but that their nominations must bo
continued by the senate , making the latter
body a popular check and balance io the
governor's discretionary power.
Governor Lanabee , who Is now fairly in
stalled in ofllce , is making a , fine impression
and opening his administration well. In
many respects it is quite unlike his predecessor
ser , being much more conservative and retir
ing In ills disposition. Ho proceeds very
cautiously , giving personal attention and in
vestigation to all the routine details of his of-
lien. Ho is not quite as approachable in the
popular sense of tlio term ns his predecessor ,
though this Is duo to personal reserve rather
than any disposition to be exclusive. Unless
a governor puts up the bars some time he
will get little opportunity to attend to
his work. Governor Sherman was always
so tillable and cordial to visitors
that his time was Imposed upon and ho was
greatly overrun with callers. Governor Iar-
rubee , with more personal reserve , will not
be troubled as much in tills way , but will bo
better able to dispatch public business.
Tlio recent state prohibition convention
called many enthusiastic people togetherand
created some sentiment tor the vigorous en
forcement of the law. But a good deal of the
talk was of the frothy kind , that looks largo
away Irom homo , but means little when per
sonal work is to bo done. The drift of the
convention toward coupling woman suffrage
on to the prohibition cause. Is regarded as a
Biave mistake. It has already embittered
and alienated many temperance woikers and
gahis no friends for prohibition that thu
cause did not already havo. Many ambitious
women In this ttate , aa well us in other * , ain
pear to consider urohibition as a kite to ily
tholr bulfrarjo notions , and they luso no oi > -
portunlty to push \voniaiis' sutl'raco ; to tint
I ) on t , to the great disgust of many tempor-
uco wcrkcn vfho vreut prohibition for its
ownukt.
FOUTY-NtNTH COXOUESS.
Senate. '
WASHINGTON , Jan. si The chair laid
before the senate a Icttej from tlio secretary
of the treasury In comp' lance with the re
cenl rrsotiltlon of tlio senate asking for In
formation as to what proportion of bonds
called for payment on February 1,150 , are
held by national banks as a basis for circula
tion. The letter states the amount of such
bonds held are 55,003,509. Also letters from
the secretary of war showing the contracts
made by his department during the past
fiscal year , and transmitting the
report of the board of foitlllca-
tlons , report of the quartermaster
general , and a report Showing the number of
clerks cmplojed in the various bureaus of
the war department. Also , a letter from the
secretary of the interior , stating an increase
of tlio clerical force of tlio commissioner of
railroads is indispensiblo to the piopcr per
formance of the duties devolving on that
ofllcer , especially In connection with Investi
gations on the subject of laud grants to rail
roads.
Among the petitions presented and
appropriately referred , was ono from Mr.
McMillan , from the board of trade of St.
Paul , ( Minn. ) , urging cougiess to appropri
ate money for the Improvement of the upper
Missouri river.
Mr. George presented the credentials of
E.C . Walthall , elected senator from Missis
sippi ! to fill the uucxplred term .of Mr. La-
Mr. Walthall was then sworn In by the
president pro tern of the bonate.
Mr. Hoar , from the committee ou judiciary ,
reported a bill for the settlement ot the debt
ot the Pacific railroad.
Mr. Wilson submitted an amendment ,
which was ordered printed and referred to
the judiciary committee , providing that
whenever It may bo necessary for the protec
tion and security of the interests of the
United States to respect Its Hen , mortgage ,
or otherwise on the property of any of the
companies allccted by the bill , the president
may order the secretary of tlio treasury to
clear elf prior governmcntllens or mortgages
by paying the same , aud on such payment
the United States shall become subrogatcd to
the rights thereto before pertaining to such
paramount Hens or mortgages.
Mr. Hoar said the judiciary committee
would agree to the amendment , which had
been perfected too late for the consideration
ot the committee.
Mr. Hoar submitted for reference to the
committee on rules a proposed now rule , re
quiring that upon a motion to adjourn tlio
senate to a day other than the next legislative
day , the question bo taken by yeas and noes.
In submitting the proposed rule. Air. Hoar
called attention to the largo number of Im
portant bills left over ou the adjournment of
the last congress , and the corresponding
number of public grievances left consequently
uuredressed. Mr. HourJ deprecated the prac
tice of adjourning from Thursdays to Mon
days .
A joint resolution from the house of rep
resentatives was placed before tlio senate ,
appropriating uioiiev for the relief of the
Northern Cheyenne Indian's.
Upon examination the thielling of some of
the words was found to be wiong.
Mr. Uawes said that tlio misspelling was
such as to render the intent of coj >
doubtful , and tlio matter w'nii ovflv , * ,
permit of correction. * - -
Mr , .liariy --j up llig resoiution -
muted some days ago. providing that the
leases of bath house and the hot springs at
Hot Springs ( Ark. ) bo not-renewed till con
gress shairdecido whether further legislation
in regard thereto bo necessary to beautify
and improve Hot Springs so long as the
present system of management prevailed
The place intended for the special
benefits of invalids was. made * tlio
general dumping groiihd' for unseemly
articles and persons.- , Those who had leases
had a complete monopoly of , the water.-Even
the army and navy hospital authorities had
to pay for the hot' water used in the con-
that since the hot water was going to .waste
daily , it should bo utilized for the benefit of
all the inhabitants of the city of Hot Springs.
Mr. Logan feared the resolution wou
leave the matter of new leases too long in
definite , as congress might not como to a de
termination as soon as Mr. Berry might ex
pect it would. He saw no better way than to
leave the matter to the discretion of tlfo sec
retary of the interior. Ho ( Mr. Logan )
thought the service and arrangements at the
Hot Springs heretofore good.
After further debate the matter went over
until to-morrow.
The senate then proceeded to the consider
ation of the electoral count bill , and Mr. Mor
gan took tlio floor. Ho characterized Mr.
Sherman's proposed amendment as entirely
new. It would usurp , ho said , into tlio
hands of congress power that was not given
to congress by the constitution , and a power
the exercise of which under tlio proposed
amendment would tear down and destroy
one of the electoral bodies provided by tlio
constitution. He could not see how danger
to the senate could be decreased by having
the seventy-six senators voting pell moll
with the three hundred and twenty-live
members of the hotibo of representatives.
Could there bo a more daring threat or
greater dangers to constitutional powers
than the proposition brought forward by the
senator from Ohio ( Sherman ) sunported by
the senator from New York , ( Mr. Evurts ) ,
when they declared tho'rlghtof congress to
create an electoral body which the people
had never chosen with reference to the choice
of a president of the United States. Tlio
bill reported from the committee was worthy
of the senate , and lie hoped It would pass.
At the conclusion of Mr. Morgan's re
marks , the senate went into executive ses
sion , and when the doors reopened a mes
sage from the house of .representatives was
placed before the senate , giving information
oftho death of Bepresemauvo Bankln of'iWis-
cousin , and presenting for the action of the
Kcuato a concurrent resolution expressing its
regret.
Mr , Sawyer offered a resolution , which was
agreed to. In which the senate , after concur-
Ing in the house resolution , expresses its
deep sensibility of the loss sustained by con-
gre.-sby the death of Mr. lianUin , and pro
vides for a committee of three senators to act
with the house committee In superintending
the funeral and i cortinj ; the remains of the
deceased to Wisconsin ,
Tlio chair appointed as such committee
Messrs. Sawyer , Blackburn and Jones of Ar
kansas. The senate then adjourned.
House.
"WARHiNfiTON , Jan' 25. In his opening
prayer the cliaplaln'referred to the death of
Itepresentativo Bankln of Wlssonsin and in
voked divine blessing' and protection upon
the sorrowing family.
On motion of Mr. Ulount It was -ordered
that after the reading of tlio journal tomorrow
row states bo called for tlio Introduction of
bills and resolutions. .
Mr. Bragg annouuced.tlio death of his col
league , Mr. Bankln'anil ' offered the custom
ary resolutions , which 'were unanimously
adopted , and us a mark of respect to the
memory of tlio deceasddjtho house adjourned
at 12:15. :
Tlio speaker appointed Messrs. Bragg , Van
Shalck , Stevenson , ( Swinther , Carlton , Hen
derson of Illinois and Jpiinson of New York
as a committee on the part of the house for
superintending the furjoral and accompany
ing the deceased to his homo in Wisconsin.
A Deluge In the Hookies.
CmoAcio , Jan. 25. Another severe rain
and sleet ttorm Is reported raging west of the
Itocky mountains. Telegraphic communica
tion Is again practically severed between the
east mid California.
BKiti > NO , Cahi. , Jan. 25. Tlio Incessant
rains of the past week caused the streams to
overflow , and halt the town Is Inundated.
The damage already U estimated at § 20,000.
Justified iii.uilnt ; Him.
SALT I/AKU , Jau. 2 } . Tlio examination of
Deputy Marshal Collliis for shooting Mo-
Munlii , tlthliiK olllco watchman , was con
cluded to-day after four days. Tills is tlio
case- which iimdei t-o much excitement'tlio lat
ter part of November lst. The commission
er discharged .Collins , tavlng no doubt a plot
had existed to as'sasinatu liliuor do him great
bodily hui in. '
Weather Tor To-Day.
Mis.souiii YAI.I.KY Fafr „ weather , fol
lowed by increasing cloudiness and during
Wednesday by j oca ) tuows ; winds " falilitiiig
111 ? WISHED TA RE
Champions of the "Lost Cause" Carefully
Onrb Their Tongues in Congress.
THE BOUT WITH MR. BOUTELLE.
Silver Sccins tlio Uppermost SulUcct
I'anslonltiK 1'oHtnl ClcrlCH A Sol-
lllor's Willow Tnrncil Out lit
tlio Cold by Vilns.
The Norfolk Ntivy Yard Dlsoitpslon.
WASHINGTON , Jan. 23. [ Special. ] The
debate In the house on Friday last over tlio
resolution Inquiring into dismissals of ox-
union soldiers from the Norfolk , ( Va. )
navy yard to makeplaeesforex-confederates ,
and , inquiring about ( ho obliteration of me
morials to union victories , demonstrated
that there yet lies In the breasts of certain
gentlemen from the south much feeling from
the "late unpleasantness. " A good deal of
comment is made , however , about tlio cau
tion observed by Captain George D. , Wlse of
Virclnla , who spoke for the living confeder
acy. During the debate in the private meet
ings of the committee on naval alYalrs , of
which Captain Wise Is a member , that gen
tleman and one or two others became very
much excited and spoke disrespectfully ot the
union cause. When ho addressed the
house , where all heard and where
his remarks were reported verbatim ,
his language was much more moderate. Cap
tain Wise Is a generous , warm-hearted and
companionable man , Gl years old , and popu
lar with his constituency , but he Is full of
passion and the cause for which lie fought.
He is a native Virginian , and ho despises the
man who casts a letlcetlon upon the Uld
Dominion or bourbon ism. No other man ou
his side of the house was so well equipped to
makethe defense and assault. Ills very skin
is full of every element of the subject. He
was icared in the vicinity of the Norfolk
navy yard , and ho knows everybody about
and tlio history of everything connected with
the yard. Ho needed no rehearsal and no
preparation.
It develops , however , that the democrats In
the house were In a trembling fear during
tlie delivery of fill of Captain Wise's remarks.
They expected to hear him say something
very Indlscicct. They knew ids Impulses ,
his sentiments , and they were afraid lie
would speak them ; and when finally ho be
gan his peroration they pulled him down
when he readied his first climax. His friends
actually took hold of him , and sayiuo.
"There I you have reached IJiO poli > ' - * wliici !
to stop 1 say no uioii i'ucy aimoVr forced
i
The tiling the cold-blooded , long-headed
democrats and ex-confederates of the south
fear more than all else , and especially do the
western democrats fear it , is that their hot
headed brothers who fought for the "lost
cause , " will speak the sentiments they have
for years entertained and which they hold
most dear lo their hearts. They realize , too ,
that one of the objects the republicans had
in discussing the Norfolk navy yard.mattcr
was1 to drawout this southern senliinout and
true feeling.- Is only their second thoughts
they caro'to have the country consider. This
matter-will come up again when Secretary
Whitney's report is received.
i'OINTS ON T1IK SU.VUlt SUBJECT.
The organization of bi-metallio associations
throughout England is regarded as slgnlti-
cant by tlio silver men In congress. They
believe the object of the organization in
England is self protection , and for the p\ir-
pose of Influencing' this country. England ,
and in fact nearly all the nations on the
globe , want the United States to maintain
the present standard of bi-metallsm. If It
should bo determined to make a heavier or
liner silver dollar In this country , or suspend
the coinage of silver altogether , even for a
brief period , It Is said the English money
system would be more or less disorganized.
If the present status of affairs can be main
tained England will bo pleased , and the
enemies of silver say it is because she is
gradually getting hold of our gold. The chief
basis of finance of nearly every government
is gold and silver.
In connection with observations on the
English view of the question , bometlilng is
being said about the announcement that Mr.
Blalno has given a good deal of space in the
second volume of his history to silver and its
advocacy. Some people profess to believe
that lie is catering to the south and west and
has an eye on the political chess board of
18S8 , while others say he only wishes to popu
larize the publication to inoicanc its sale ;
that he has long been known as a strong sil
ver man.
Some of the most earnest advocates of silver
are becoming considerably excited. They
are charging the administration with violating
lating the laws relating to the extinguish
ment of the public debt , the transfer aud exchange -
change of current inonoysctc.and In various
ways , evading duties set foith Uy the revised
statutes. Tlio more inflammable talk of Im
peachment proceedings , public censure , etc.
Thcso modes of punishment have been
spoken of so much and so great an Interest is
entertained by some members of tlio lower
hoiibo of congress that It will not bo surpris
ing if steps are taken in that direction.
This liotous talk may not materialize , and
doubtless never will , but it shows tlio pitch
of earnestness ' icached by some of the advo
cates of silver. It has frequently boon re
marked , the difference between tlio silver
and anH-.sill.Vcr advocates. One Is excitable ,
emotional , energetic , earnc : > ttio ) other quiet ,
undemonstrative , determined. In the minds
of sQuieailver men to demonetize silver , to
stop it < coinage Indefinitely , Is sunlcicnt
pr6ypeallpj'(6-.nqt ) ( } only impeachment pro
ceedings but proceedings revolutionary.
PENSIONING I'OS'l'AI. CI.UIIKS.
Another effort Js.folio made during this ses
sion of congress to pass a bill pensioning rail
way postal clerks ; In the uast congress two
bills were Introduce'dto ih'lsend but they were
defeated In committee. Since then , how
ever , the postal clerks and their friends have
been at work aud report increased sentiment
In their favor. 1'liov beliuvo they will now
succeed The question opens the wholn sub
ject of pensioning all peibons employed by
the government at extra-hazardous work. It
is claimed that the railway mull service sub
jects its employes to far more danger than
that of the army or navy In times of peace ,
and yet the soldiers and sailors are always
guaranteed pensions In case of accident. A
great deal of strong argument pro and con is
furnished , and the subject is oi\o \ of more
significance than at first glonro one would
suppose. If these men como in tor pensions
there are thousands' of otheis In other service
who will after a while ask for a pension
when injined by accident In the line of duty.
Sl'OII.S FOll TUB IUJNCIIIV.
Something of a Hurry lias been cica-
tcd at the postofllco department by the sum
mary removal pf a poor widow.tho relict of a
gallant Union soldier who fell on a battle-
Held , and who lias a number of persons do-
pendciitiipon her'for support. She had long
occupied a position In the dead-letter olllco ,
and performed her duties pleasantly and with
icmarkablu elUclcucy , but the was lust
Jho least particle eccentric. It was some
time before the other employes in the office
could ascertain why this poor woman was re
moved. They know that she was not an "of
fensive partisan , " and that she was ft very
good clerk. When It was ascertained that
the alleged reason for her removal was that
she wascccentilc , there was n great deal of
Indignation expressed by those who knew
her. "If this lady Is eccentric to any mate
rial extent , we luivo been unable to discover
It , " said an employe of the office. "Sho was
kind and clllclcnt ; she was respected by nil ,
and she had no other dependence than her
salary. " It has been stated tlint the real rea
son for the dismissal ot this lady was to make
a place tor somebody else. It Is one of the
sad features of politics here.
AN AUAl'AliOK 11AP1ST
Accomplishes Ills Foul Purpose
Threats of Lynching.
AitAPAitoi : , Neb. , Jan. ii > . [ Special Tele
gram. ] William Trldlo was arrested to-day
fora brutal assault upon a 1-1-year-old girl
named Edith Hell. Upon some pretext
Tridlo enticed the Rlrl to go out of town with
him on one of tlio country roads. When
about two miles out the brute accomplished
his fiendish purpose and then left her.
The scene of the outrage is about half a
mlle Irom the assaulted girl's home. She
made her way homo , where she now lies in a
critical condition from the terrible treatment
s''n ' received at the hands ot 'the brute.
i-uhllc sentiment Is very strong , aud loud
threats are made of a repetition of the sum
mary justice dealt out at Schuyler a few
weeks ago.
Tridlo Is now Incarcerated , and Ills prelim
inary examination will occur in a day . .or
two.
A Result oftho lllocknilc.
HASTINIIS , Neb. , Jan. 2.1. [ Special Tele
gram. . ) News came to this city to-day of a
serious railroad accident which occurred on
thu Burlington & Missouri road thrco miles
cast of Kanong , a small station on the
Oborlln branch. Tlio freight train from
this city stuck In n snow drift and the
engine cut loose aud went on to Oborlln atler
a sn ow plow. In returning the darkness and
the blinding snow hid the freight train , uud
the engine ran Into it , causing a disastrous
wreck. One man , whose name is unknown ,
was caught between the cars while attempt
ing to jump upon the way car , and had botli
legs crushed so badly that amputation was
necessary.
.
MONEY AND TUADE.
Imst Week's Olcnrlp- _ , _
* ns Deported
- - *
From tli-
_ tJi-"JtfSaiUiij Cities.
, . " ' VrSfass. , Jan. 25. The following
MQIP , compiled from special dispatches to the
Post , from the leading clearing houses of the
United States , gives the gross clearances for
tlio week ending January 23 , with percent
age of decrease and Increase compared
with the corresponding week of 1SS5 :
Norn Denver aud Galveston not included
in totals.
Jlovicw of British Trade.
LONDON , Jan. 25. The Mark Lane Ex
press i Its review of the British grain trade
for the past week , hays : Young wheat thus
fur has stood the winter well. Trade is
steady. Sales of English wheat during tlio
week , GS.l'JlqnaitiTHatuy.sl'd ' , airalnst 63.145
at 34s lid for the corresponding' period last
year. lrlue barleys are Is dearer. Business
In foreign wheats show no now feature.
American II our Is Od@ls cheaper. There Is a
ijbort supply of corn ; pi Ices are steady. Ono
cargo ot wheat arrived , ono cargo was sold ,
and 0110 withdrawn : none remained. Several -
eral cargoes of California , are due. Quota
tions are against hnyi'iu To-day wheat was
steady ; Hour steady ; corn flim , prices of
mixed American lather against buyers ; bar
leys quiet but" steady ; oats were dull and
j c cheaper.
Tlio Vlsililo Statement.
CHICAGO , Jan. 23 , The number of bushels
of grain in store in the United States and
Canada , and the increase or decrease com
pared with the previous week , January 2j : ,
will bo olllcially reported on 'Change to-inor-
low , as follows :
Wheat 55,870,797 Decrease 1,2I7,5SO
Corn 0W < WO Increase ) 62,007
Oats lOUltH ) Decrease WtWi
Bye 7-l'JlK)3 , ) Decrease I'.BS ' )
Barley , , . , , , , 1,051,412 Decrease 15,175
The proportion of this In Chicago elevators
was :
Wheat 14.rm , < KW
Corn , ! 02-3.050
Oats ! i75UO
Uye : W.811
Barley. 150,0-Ji
The KlKlii Dairy Market ,
CIIICAOO , Jan. 25 , Tlio Inter Ocean's El
gin special : The butter market to-day ruled
hteady , with regular sales of JU.lttO Ibs at iv
( gtfic. Cheese was quiet : bklms , 5c ; full
creams , KQi'Jc , with little Jirmcr leellng.
Private sales of 2,115 boxes of choose ami
00.017 Ibs of butter were reported , Tlio total
sales aggregate fei'i,7'-0. ;
IITjAINU IN 1 88.
A Portland I'olltioiau Still Shouting
For tlio 1'liniioIosH Knilit. ;
Niw : Yonc : , Jim. ( " 5. | Special Telegram , ]
The Tribune bays : J. S. Montgomery , of
Portland , Oregon , who was mi aetivo Blalno
man at the last icimbllcan national conven
tion , was asked yesterday about the present
political ideas of tlio republicans of the Pa-
clllc coast , ami replied : "Thoy are aheady
looking ahead to LSbS. ThMo Is only one
man to nominate Jame * G , Blalue. The
force of circumstances would require that ho
should bo nominated , The democrats willro-
.nmulnato IVusidont Cleveland , Time is a
grcn deal of bitterness ajfnlm > t him in his own
party but they cannot i etu o hint leiioiuliia-
tlon. 1 havojtut spent nwccl : lii Welling
ton. Thodemociatlc members of cougivss
hu\e closed Cii'vcJnud beloro mo u ; ; ll I
thought they Yvui.lil . lift thoroof. But 1 fold
themthcy-would.be obliged ( o put liliiiim
again. Their answir has been that hcoould
not bo elected , Them 1 ngivu'wltli them.
.His ivnomliiatlonv.uiii ! | earnHi ! It Bhdnu's
iciiomlimtiuii , Blalnoutim'get iijl tl olihli
votoanoihortlme. llouiily . , t tv\'o-ulth-of
It tills Unit' . Tw cnHroP.ici cc W'l III l
iiL'tlu ; tor li.'iilco ' as I'liChiuUstiojU- ; - > i\er. : ' ,
GREECE WANTS HUMAN GRAY !
She Threatens to Twist tie Nock of tli
EiTcto European I'owl ,
GOING TO WAR WITH TURKEY
If the Union of HulnttHn nml Kusloru
Itoumclln iH'Ilceonnlr.cd liUlloJd
lloiio of Pcacu General
Foreign Notes.
On tlio Verfio of War.
Nnw YOIIIC Jan. Stf. [ Special Telegram. ]
The llcmld's Constantinople cable says :
"I have just received Information from such
high sources as leads mo to bellovo that war
between Greece and Turkey Is nearly cer
tain , The only chance for maintenance of
peace would be tlio session of Jaidna by
Turkey , or the occupation of Kplrus by the
powers , us It was during the Crimean war.
Tlio Greek government has had to cheese be
tween striking a blow for establishing Hel
lenic supremacy In Macedonia , or facing
dynastic troubles at home. 1 hat o reason to
know that the Turkish government lully ex
pects hostile demonstrations on the part of
( irecco to commence within the next three
weeks. "
LONDON , Jan. 2. " . [ Press. ] The Greek
minister In an Interview to-day respecting
the warlike news published this morning
from At lien ? , said : "Tho tJ reck king , go v-
erumeut and people will light to the bitter
end before they will allow Bulgaria to absorb
one hundred thousand people belonging to
tlio Greek race , which she will certainly do IE
the union of Bulgaria and eastern lioumclla
is recognized. Greece is fully entitled to the
whole of Kplrus. KiiKlamf is Interfering
with the rights and libel-tics of Greece , I
am confident that the Giceks can whip tlio
Turks at tea. As to tlio land defense ot
Greece , the moment war Is declared Mace
donia and Albania will bo set in flames , thus
cutting on' the land communication of the
Turks , and tlio sea ports attacked. "
SMVUNA , Jan. ' . ' 5. Great activity exists in
Turkish military and naval circles. Troops' '
and horses are being dispatched to Salonlcn.
The transportation department is using
extraordinary efforts to accelerate the
movement of troops and munitions
of war to the Greek froni'- '
LONDON , Jan. 25. The cabin" * . , rr'-Yn
morrow. Dispatches n' " " niCcta to-
houdon and Ati-- , - 'frequent between
suit. { ' - ens , but so tar without re-
-.ceco has completed her preparations
.or war , and Is nov/ seeking a plausible pre
text for a conflict ,
ATHIJNS , Jan. M. Other diplomatic repre
sentatives have presented to the government
a note Identical with that from the British
ministers , The government has made a re
ply similar to that to the British note. Fre
quent warllko demonstrations are taking
place In this city.
LONDON" , Jan. 2. . Count Von Hatzfcldt ,
Count ICnroly and M. Waddiugtoii , German ,
Austrian and French cmbassadors. hail ; i
lengthy confcionco with Lora Salisbury to
day for the purpose of considering measures
to prevent wartaie In the oast.
LONDON , Jan. S3. Tlio Greek government.
In reply to the notn of the Marquis of Salis
bury , says that the representations- En
gland int'riiig on international andcdlplo-
matir observances , and declares Greece re
serves perfect freedom uf'uctlon. The answer
further says that Greece has not declared war ,
nor has she given eause.fpr . England to Inter !
fere regarding her attitude. Bulgaria , hav
ing violated the treaty of Berlin under llio
cj-es of-Knglaud , Greece Is justified in using
every means in her power , und oven resort to
arms if ncccsMtry , 'to obtain -the' ' concession/
the treaty of Berlin gave her. Greece will
maintain her claim loThcssaly and
no matter what tho'cost may be. and Is pr.e-
parcd to take the Held at tlio earliest moment
ami light to the bitter oiul in support , of' her
rights. She Is confident of her success. The
first movement of the Turkish troops against
Greece .will ho the signal for a revolt In
Albania and Macedonia , and Europe will not
look placidly on.
Admiral Lord John liny , commanding the
Mcditcrranlan squadron , consisting ot tlio
Alcxaudila , Neptune , Thunderer. Dread-
nauglit , Iris nml Helicon , received Instruc
tions as to the course ho shall pursue In the
event of its becoming necessary for him to
take action on England'sdemand of Greece
to disarm.
In the house of commons this afternoon ,
lit Hon. Uobert Bourke , political secretary
of the foreign ofllce , In answer to inquiries
regarding tlio warlike news from Greece
said ( hat at the Instance of England the six *
great powers notified Greece ! yesterday that
a naval attack upon Greece by i'urkey would
not be permitted.
BEIIUN , Jan. 25. A dispatch from W1I-
hclmshafcd , one of the principal German
naval stations ou tlio North sea , says tho1
iron clad , I'riuco Frederick Karl , is being
rapidly lilted out for son. Her destination is
Piraeus , a port of Athens. Tlio Prince Fred
erick Karl carries sixteen guns of ten tons
each. She is of 0,000 tons displacement and
y,4. > 0 horse powar.
PnrllnniRiitnry Procceillngs.
LONDON , Jnn. 23. In tno housoof commons
this afternoon , ' Sir Michael Hicks Beach ,
chancellor of exchequer , said In answer to a
question that the government had no inten
tion of abandoning control of the Irish con
stabulary.
Dr. W. A. Hunter , liberal member lor
North Aberdeen , moved an amendment to
the addiess in reply to the queen's speech.
denouncing the government for having used
the revenues of India to carry on the Bur-
iue-so war.
It is stated that the government will proba
bly deal with the liish question before tail
ing up llio proposed amendments to proce
dure rules. Tlilsstatcment has caused a Mir-
prlso here , where It has been generally un
derstood tlut government would seek defeat
by forcing the hoiisu of commons to act ou
thu amendments , the ministry , according to
report , being afraid to fuco the Irish Issue just
now.
_
Coercion for Ireland ,
LONDON , Jan. 20. In the lioitbo of lords
last night Lord Salisbury said that within
two days the government would bo nhin to
explain the steps which It is considered
iifccssarv to take in Iiclaud.
Lord Mliiioro withdrew his motion to abolish
ish the lord lieutenancy nf Ireland.
His rumored that Lord Salisbury's state
ment regarding Ireland was duo to a telegram
from Chief Secretary Smith saying that re
pression was absolutely necessary. Tlio
pu-ss association Mates that the measures rvlll
inclndo a proclamation of the national leajim
and remedial measures.
Fishermen's
LONDON , Jan. 25 , The linns ot C. Itobln
Coy , P. Itobln Coy , and Dulieaumo , Gostct ,
Nlcollo & Coy , of the Island of Jersey , have
suspended. Their total liabilities amount to
JCiOO.OOO. Their assets consist rhlclly of lish-
ln vessels and factories In Diitlsh America ,
which the Canadian lis'iermun Uneaten to
pillage. The Ottawa government has asked
the r'nglhh government by cable to send
troops to protect the propeity ,
Horvlti'H 1'oiico Proposals ,
MISCH , Jan , 2.5. M , Garaclmnlno , Servian
prlmo minister , has submitted to King Milan
the Servian cabinet's pe.ico proposals , which
deal with tins Hiiblects of Bulgarian pat-sport
regulations , blockadn of the frontier , t-ettle-
nuint of tlm emigrant question and thu con
clusions of tin ) customs and commercial con
ventions with Bulgaria.
Opposition to ( Monopoly.
Br.itMN , Jan > . Three hundred and
seventy-live petitions have been presented to
( hi ) H'i'h.itiv ; ' against the government splr.lt
monopoly bill 1'iom all parts of Ueimany ,
ICvports ol'
BIMII.I.V , Jau , 2j. The value of exports to
America dniln ; , ' IHS.V was . l'JOOyo leis than
.tlio value of e.spoita of IbS ) ,
hi the Now York1 senate a.coneuirentivso ,
Julloii asking congressional action to Mip
jiiY s.lh'Miim.uiactiiro of &lcomari\ilncim ! <
the adiiltciiUlon of daily products , \vW