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THE OMAHA , DAILY BEE.
FIFTEENTH YEAR , OMAHA , TUESDAY MINING , FEBRUARY 9 , 18SG. NUMBER 199.
RIOTERS HOLD SWAY
The Oity of London Enjoys a Three Houra
Reign of Absolnto Terror ,
A MOB RUNS RAMPANT WILD
Fifteen Thousand Frenzied Workingmen
Without Fear of English Law.
INCITED BY FIERY SOCIALISTS
Ransack anil Pillage Easiness Places , Olub
Houses and Private Homes.
NO LOSS OF LIFE REPORTED
A Battle Eotweon the Anti-Ohineso Mob
and Militia at Seattle.
ONE OF THE RIOTERS KILLED
The Ullimtlon There Still Alarming
A Serious Affray in the Coke Ite-
With lllooilnhetl and
A Itlot of Starving Mechanics.
LONDON , Feb. 8. The "Starving Mechan
ics" Ill-Id n meeting to-day at Trafalgar
square , around the Kelson mouumr.nt , which
resulted In a riot. The proceedings opened
wlthlO.OJO men prcsfcnt. The police were
present In largo numbers.
Conspicuous among the leatlo.s of the mul
titude was Burns , who ran as a socialistic
candidate iu Nottingham iu the recent elec
tion. Ho ascended the pedestal of the Nel
son column for the purpose of delivering n
harangue. The police politely ordered him
down. This ho refused to do. appealing to
the crowd to resist "Interference with the ex-
ercif.0 of popular rights. " The olllccrs push
ed their way through the excited and resist
ing mass of humanity and by force removed
Jiiirns from the pedestal. By Ibis time
the crowd had vastly augmented
and the streets were packed with surging
mobs. The stir in the elevated spot where
the Burns Incident took place was easily .seen
all over the area covered by the concourse ,
and the sight of helmets and uniforms in the
struggle was accepted as visible proof that
"Jight had commenced against the law. " The
intelligence was responded lo with a fiereo
howl and an attempted rusli from all dlrcc-
ions to llio point of interest. Burns now
had been removed some distance from llio
position ho attempted to occupy. Ho became
emboldened by the mob and made a desperate
elfort lo recover Ihu lost ground. Ho was
effectually helped by the mob who brushed
the otllccrsoul of the way and the orator was
soon pressed up against the monument. Ho
quickly re.iseendcd the pedestal accompanied
by a number of oilier socialistic leaders.
Burns waved a rod Hag to tlio assemblage as
a signal of his triumph over the authorities.
Ho was greeted with deafenlngshouls. Burns
now leisurely finished his address. Ho then
read a fiercely worded harangue. This
denounced "tho authors of present distress
In England" ; demanded that parliament
start public works to give employment lo lens
of thousands of.doserving men who were out
of work through no fault ot their own ; but
because of bad government , declared that it
was tlio duty of the government to afford
every facility for the employment of British
capital for tlio benefit of the British people
nnd assist British enterprise against foreign ,
and asserted lhat the tlmo had ar
rived for parliament to earnestly leg
islate for the relief of thu depression
in llio English agrk'iillural industry. Tin
resolution hlso demanded Immediate tip
polntmont of n minister of commerce and t
minister of agriculture and concluded with i
resolve that copies should bo forwruded tc
Gladstone , Salisbury , 1'arnell and the board
of public works. Tlio reading of the rcsolu
tlons was accompanied with tierce common !
and short explanatory speeches by various
orators who stood with Burns
Some of these orators went s <
far as to warn the government tha
although the "Starving Mechanics" were nov
attcmplng to draw attention to tholr needs
by quiet and peaceful agitation , they wen
bound to get bread , and they would got it bj
attacking tha cake shops next If tlio government
mont did not come their relief.
Hums In'tine of lliesn speeches denouncei
the present house of commons as a body o
landlords and capitalists , for whom hanglnf
was too good. The people had assembled ti
summon parliament to Immediately rcllovi
the distressed British workmen ; that the pec
pie wanted the question settled at once , am
) ioacotully , if possible , otherwise rovolulloi
was inevitable. This aggravated the hugi
mob , but tlio police had reformed and the ;
made another assault. They succeeded ii
making their way up to the pedestal. The ;
reached this point just m the rcsoliilions
which had alicady been offered and seconded
were about to bo submitted to the mob fo
approval. The olllccrs at once ordered tin
proceedings to bo discontinued on the pcdos
tal. They commanded Burns and | I < G co !
leagues to como down. This they refused t
do , and the oflleora thereupon dragged then
down bv force nnd drove them froi ;
the pedestal. It was evident that Burn
expected lhat the application of vie
lonco to him would precipitate n rlo
and It was also apparent that the ulllccrs In :
mediately engaged" in removing the orator
feared an attack , but the men comprising th
mob was not in lighting humor , and con
touted llsclt for n tlmo by hooting at th
police , smothering them with Hour , dirt an
garbage. The olllcers behaved admlrabl
under the abuse and allowed no resentment
Alter tholrejectlon neither Burns nora'n
of Ids colleagues mndu any further attempt t
get back , They at once loft the scene nnd pn
cccded to the wall of the National gallerj
They mounted this wall and pointed to th
doors and windows and bitterly denounce
thoinmatcs. This lookedllko an attempt t
set the mob on the building. The niolnvase ;
cited but not up to the point of violence
yet Burns and his colleagues , seeln
tlil ! > , vacated-lho National gallery wall an
proceeded to the ( 'nrllon club , where they n
pcatix ! their tactic ? . By this time tliu mo
was tremendous In niumiers and verclni ; o
desperation. Stories of what the police ha
snlj and done circulated from mouth t
mouth , cxngxciated with every repotitloi
until the "Starving Mechanics" were coi
vineixl that the authorities had actual !
dared them to conflict. Such lire as wr
ready for Icnltlon and within touching ill ;
lance was Inflamed by Urn speeches dellvcre
on tha Cnrlton club steps. The mob wr
split up Into bavcnil divisions by belnc force
down.tover.il streets 4jy the pressure aroi
TmlalKartiqiuiro to get nearer the occurrence
at the rluh honscS , ami tha various division
btait-'d nit hootlnir. howling and challangln
tlu < authorities. Tlio Invaded streets weio s
onto abandoned to the uoteis , who. tindln
themselves uo longer opposed , vcrned thci
Ill-will against the welt-housed people nnd
clubs along the route by stoning them.
At the time of closing these dispatches , all
that part of the city , In tlio neighborhood of
the National gallery , Oarlton club nnd He-
form club Is In possession of the mob. Sev
eral faction fights have already taken place
among the rioters , and tliu furious mob Is
now (7p ( , in. ) matching through St. James
street nnd 1'lccadllly on Its way to llydo park
to hold n meeting. The mob is cursing the
authorities , attacking shops , sacking saloons ,
getting iiruuk and smashing windows. Qn
Its way to Hyde park the front of llio mob
made an cdort to enter \\nrofllce , but
turned away when the fcciulnel at the en-
trauco conlrontcd the Intruders with his
b.iyonct. Conspicuous among the buildings
attacked by the mob were the s occupied by
the Dovonshlic club and the residence of
Ainold Morley , newly appointed patrolmen
hccretnry. The police along the route to
Hyde park were brushed out of the way of
the rioters in so many men of straw , and
nianv olllccrs were terribly whipped for their
That part of the Trafalgar square mob
which went to llydo park \VIH composed of
the hordes \\hluh had tilled up Coekspur
sheet , 1'nll Mall and St. James street , when
the Cuilton club was attacked. This long
drawn out Huong bout at Itegeut stieet ,
which begins at 1'all Mall about half way be
tween Nelson's monument and St. .lames
street , and moved northward through llegcnl
street to 1'lcadllly , a quarter of a mile away ,
nnd passing mound Itcjcent's circus ,
went noith again through lie-
gent fetioct a half mllii to Oxford
chctis. The rioters turned here to thu lett
and went down Oxford strcot to Hyde park ,
thrce-quaitersof ninilu. This route waj un
doubtedly chosen by the leaders for the pur
pose of kceplmt the crowd on safe giounds ,
as they would ho on the north side of the
park. If the mob had gone along St. James
street to 1'icadlllyand thence to Park lane ,
It might run to near the barracks on the south
Kldo of thu paik. It was that part ot the mob
which was drawn east through St. Jninoa
street to llogunt that attempted to enter the
war olllco opposite St. Janms square , but
which was scared away.
A mold Morley's residence Is In tlio Picca
dilly portion of this route. The house was
formerly occupied by John Bright nnd was
well known lo many of Hie mob. When the
rioters approached the nouto Morley was in.
Ho loudly called for help and a number of
policemen for a moment stood In the way of
the men , but llnnlly they were swept aside
llko ohalf and a host of desperate men
rushed un Morley's steps. Hn had locked
ami barricaded the door , but it was burst
open and thu house overrun despite his fran
tic screams and protests. When the Invaders
went away they loll scarcely a sound pane of
glass In tlio bulldlnif.
A very great number of other private
houses along the mob's route fared much
worse Ihan did John Brlght's old home.
The Devonshire clubhouse , which had ben
previously attacked , Is in St. James street.
The attack upon this building took place at
' : ho very beginning of the riot and was very
savage. Halchett's hotel is a laige , veil
known hostelry atNos. 07 and OS Pleadllly.
When llio mob passed this locality many of
llio rank and lilo were hungry and made a
rush for Hie hotel. They had it in their pos
session In a moment , nnd sacked it of lood
and drink' , and left the building badly
wrecked. As the men were leaving this hotel
thiiv saw a carriage which was pressed upon
nnd against the curb by the passing proces
sion and abandoned by its frightened occu
pants. It was seized and in an instant
broken up and the wheel ( -pokes , shafts and
other peed pieces carried away for elubs.
Tlio Turf club house bulng In Pleadllly ,
presented n temptation to the rioters as they
wcntbv , and they smashed all Us trout doors
and windows witn stones. All along Itcgent
and Oxfoid stieets , botwecn Picadllly and
llydo park , houses weio attacked indiscrimi
nately and their windows smashed in.
After Burns had been driven awav from
Nelson monument by the police , and had
siioken from the National Ciallury wall nnd
( Jarlton club steps , a savage light took place
etween his adherents socialists ami null-
osilaists. TlioIb'ittluraged sometime , but
the Micinlists proved victorious and lifted
Burns to their shoulders ami bore
him about to llcgcnt street , where , with him.
they succeeded in bending the crowd toward
llydo jmrk , Burns leading the whole way.
At the park when the mob had nil collected ,
Burns again addressed them. This speech
was oven more violent than the others. Ho
made his languazo exciting , and thu whole
nildiess was calculated to set the crowd loose
upon the town. Bums was followed by sev
eral other socialistic speakers , all of whom
did all in their power to stir up strife.
When the speaking was over the mob
broke up into sections. Tim main body went
back east along Oxford street again. Tlio
alfriif.itcnvd residents along that thorough
fare had not yet recovered Irom their panic ,
and the inol ) had the street to themselves.
They smashed every sound window they no
ticed , and wlno shops were broken into and
their contents distributed freely to whomso
ever wished to drink. Bccrsaloons were simi
larly treated. Tailor shops were broken
into and clothes and rolls of cloth
thrown out Into the street , to bo taken
by these strongest In the light which resulted.
Every person met who looked likoa foreigner
was stoned or beaten from the street. Scores
of times the policemen attempted to save the
assailed property and make arrests but were
every time beaten ami compelled to surren
der t'lio prisoners.
In the meantime several thousand rowdies
remained In Trafalgar square , occupying tlio
tlmo in daring the imlico to "come on" and
making rushes at llm constables and other
obnoxious persons , In ouo of the.so rushes
the mob overthrow two heavy granite
pillars. Those fell across Charing Cross and
blocked tralUc to nnd from Charing Cross
railway station. The pollco made several
most desperate exertions to clear away the
obstruction , but were easily resisted every
time by the mob. The mob held thu ground so
well at Trafalgar square thas until they volun
tarily abandoned the scene the entire police
force proved insutllclcnt to clear the way to
out ) ol thu most important railway stations
in the world largo enough to permit oven a
single carriage line to pass to or trom the
Some tlmo after dark Iho mob gradually
left Trafalgar square and went away , satis
fied that without having actuallv collided
with the pollco they won the day. As the
mob dlspcrml Its sections nmdo havoc In the
streets until they dwindled away. The
M.'iines which characterized tlio retreat of that
section of the llydo park mob which wont
tlnough Oxford street also attended the re
treat ot other sections of that ciowd. Kvery
street they entered surrendered to them.
At midnight the pollco reports concurred
In stating that never before in the piesent
gcnorntiun has such nillstinbanco nccurrcil
in London with so llttlct loss of blood. Some
olllcials dcclura upwards of 60,000 men imisl
haviibcim rioting for at least six hours wltli
absolute possession of every thoroughfare
they chosu lo Invade , yet no llfois leportcil
taken. If the pollco hail been strong
cnoiiu'h to attack the mob at nnj
point there might have been terrible
records made , but at midnight
everything is pretty much as It was during
the day , and the whole thing appears to have
been a sort of nightmare. While It lastei
the city was thoroughly excited , but as UK
mob was essentially Kngllsli It mndoa flight
fill demonstration , was not lesisled am
went to lied : it the usual tlmo.
According to later estimates 15,000 person !
were engaged in the Trafalgar Squaio < lem
onstratlou , two thirds of the crowd bonatidi
unemployed workmen and the remain
tier bocialists. The two sections wen
not In accord , nnd there were frequent
quent collisions between thorn. Tin
woiklnzmcn took no part in the riotous act !
that followed the meeting at Trufulga
square. Tlio socialists , aroused to fury by tin
violent tirades ot the speakers In the square
created the three hours reign of terror.
Jewelry shops were broken Into and tin
contents cairled off by the mob. Cart Inec * ;
containing ladles were stopped on the street
and the occupants forced to alight. Some o
tlio rioters entered the vehicles and drove n
thu head of thu crowd. The mob swep
through the streets shouting , "Smash thi
windows ami let's get lusldo tin
bhops. " All decently nttlied pet
sous who encountered the rioter
were maltreated , tlio wearers of silk hat
meeting with paitlcularly rough usago. Lori
Itatulolph Churchill appeared at the wlndov
of thoCarlton club building when the mol
reached there. Ho was loudly hooted am
menaced with clenched lists by the ilotei >
The leaders of tlui sodnllbts , especial ! ;
Burns , llymhuan. Williams and Chnui
litest , will probably bo ' prosecuted
The most violent act * were' committed 01
Noith anilSoutli Dudley , streets and Oxfon
street. I'lobably ! 2W shops and' club house
were seriously damaged. About lifty shops
were plllaqed , Including jewelers , bakers ,
butchers and wlno shops. Hundreds of In
offensive people were maltreated. The po
lice were powerless at first , but finally suc
ceeded In icstorlng order by breaking up the
ranks of the rioters into small sound * . The
military were kept under arms all the even-
In c , while policemen patrolled the streets.
The establishment of Messrs. Plekett , Jew
eler ! ' , on Oxford street was completely gutted
by the rioters , who cmlcit away Jewelry val
ued at many thousands of pounds. Marshal
& Snellgiovo' ? , Peter Uoblnson's nnd other
largo stores were wrecked by the mob. Largo
quantities of Jewelry , boots , clothing , etc. ,
which were found In the streets , have been
handed to the police.
A B-YTTIil3 AT SR.VTTIjT3.
Militia Forced to Attack tlio Antl-
Chinosc Mnb-Onc Klllnil.
SKATTI.K , W. T. , Feb. 8. At an early hour
this morning the militia and homo guards
marched to the ocean dock , where the China-
men were confined , and took charge. War
rants had previously been Usucd for the nr-
icst of the prominent agitators. Before day
light thu work of arrcstlm ; them began and
by S o'clcck all the leaders were In jail. They
were , however , Immediately balled out. All
the Chinamen on board the steamer were
marched to the court house by the militia , in
answer to a writ of habeas carpus , sworn out
yesterday. No opposition was made to
this move. Judge ( trccno Informed each
Chinaman ho was at perfect liberty to go or
stay as he chose. A vast majority chose to
leave. They were accordingly escorted to
the steamer , nnd these who wished to stay
were escorted to their 11011103.
Up to this lime there 1ms been no blood
shed , although the streets are crowded. At
noon , however , an nttnck was made on the
homo guards bv a few hot heads. The
guards were finally ordered to lire , and re
sponded with a volley. Four men fell ono
Wiis killed and three wounded. Their names
Bernard Millnne , killed.
James Murphy , special policeman , shot
through the trm.
John Smith , shot In the right arm.
The other , name unknown , was Hhot
through the head nnd fatally wounded.
The militia formed a hollow square and
held the mob at bay for fully an hour. The
crowd then slowly melted away. Thcro Is
intense excitement and danger of iiirther
trouble. Business is generally suspended.
Tlio Queen of the Pacltio sallea at 1 p. in.
with 105 Chinamen.
SEATTi.r : , Feb. 8. LATFJII All last night
the authorities were busy making prepara
tions to assert the dignity of the law as soon
as day appeared. At ' > o'clock a company of
deputy sheriffs inarched to tlio ocean dock
wlicro Iho Chinamen were guarded by the
anti-Chinese committee. The commute mailo
them prisoners. Warrants had been pre
pared tor all the lending agitators , and as
soon as dnv broke all were arrested ami re
moved to jail. They were bailed out Imme
diately. Aided by Iho militia the police
took the Chinamen at the Ocean dock and
escorted them to the court house. Judge
Green aililressed them , and said if they
wanted to go they could go , but if they
wanted to stay they could stay ami the
authorities would endeavor to prelect them.
About 1 ? . " > chose to go , and seventy-live to
stay. The former marched back to tlio dock ,
and the others were taken to Chinatown. So
far there had been no violence , but the streets
continued to grow more and more crowded.
Leading the Chinamen on board the Queen
then commenced. When the captain an
nounced he would receive no more , fully one
hundred whoso pas uuo had been paid were
loft on the dock. They decided they would
wait till the next sailing steamer. The Queen
left the dock with 195 Chinese on board.
TliobO left behind were escorted back to
Chinatown. The immense crowd followed
the Chinese and cscoit , ami attempted to bar
their way. At last the guard was forced to
lire a volley. Five men fell. The
remainder of the military eamo up on the
double quick and supported their comrades.
Tim troops formed a hollow square. The
Chinamen in the center rolled themselves In
blankets and crouched on the ground. Out
side the square the crowd swayed madly and
defied Iho militia , while the wounded men
were hauled away in wagons. Not a soldier
flinched. At last the crowd dispersed enough
to allow the Chinamen to continue on their
way to Chinatown.
Tlio bitterness of the populace increased.
Prominent citl/.ons in the militia were threat
ened with hanging by the mob. Warrants
were sworn out In the police courts , charging
live homo guards with shooting with intone
to kill. Judge Greene declared Iho guards
officers of his court , and would not allow Ihe
Governor Squire Is determined on vigorous
action. Ho issued a proclamation assum
ing military command of the city
of Seattle , and ordering that no
person exercise any oflico or
authority incompatible with the constitution
or Jaws of the territory and declaring martial
law within the territory. The governor at
the same tlmo telegraphed President Cleve
land that the city was in a state of actual
Insurrection and urgently requesting aid.
The military organization of the city was
completed and orders Issued closing all busi
ness houses during the night , and forbidding
persons without passes appearing on the
street. An order was issued directing
persons desiring to servo the territory to re
port as recruits to the provost marshal at the
courthouse. Persons disposed to virilato the
martial regulations are commanded to leave
the city or sutler thu consequences.
I'oirn.ANii , Ore. , Feb. 8. Klght com
panies of the Fourteenth Infantry were
placed on board the river steamer Furllno
this evening , ready to go to Seattle
ns soon as orders como from the
president. They number 2M ) men ,
under command ot Lieutenant Colonel Dor
Us-Miy. When the orders como the boat will
goto Knlama when ) a special Northern Paci
fic train will bo kept In waiting , it is thought
tlm orders won't cmno to-nhtht.
WAKIII.VHTON , D. C. , Feb. A No action
has yet been taken by tlio war department in
regard to the anti-Chlnn.so troubles at Seattle
( W. T. ) . Tlio president has not yet been
called on for troops and has not ordered any
tube sent tlieie.
THK COKK S'riUKISKS.
Illot , Arson , anil lllooily Assaults Ito-
tvvoun tlio Miilcnntontfl.
PiTTSiitino , Feb. 8. A bcrlous alfray took
place at the Henry Clay coke works of Frlsko
.fcCo. About : wo strikers from Lclsenrlng
marched this morning to thu Henry Clay
works , where a few men were at work , when
the strikers appeared on the hill above the
ovens and began firing at them. They kept
it up for some time , but nobody was hint.
Ono of the men was beaten by the strikers
for refusing to quit work a day or two ago.
He shot several times and hit onoof the men ,
who fell and was carried off by his compan
ions. It Is not known how badly ho is In
jured. The return of their lire infuriated the
strikers , who set upon William Snisson ,
foreman of the men , nnd gave him
a severe beating. I ho man was left Iving on
the ground unable to walk or defend hlmselt
Irom thu kicks which the rioters gave him as
thov passed to and tro.
The strikers then made an attack on the
tlpplu IIOUEO and drove the men In charge
out and upset the ollico stove , setting tlio
building on lire. Tim employes of tlio com
pany nmdo a plucky attempt to put outthu
lire and save llio Tinplo house , but were
driven away bv tlio strikers , who surrounded
the tipple until it was burned. They allow
ed the company's employes to bavo the boil
ers. Thostilkers kid not attempt to burn
anything ebe , but after remaining at the
works a short time longer they went to tla
Sterling woiks , where they did some llttlt
damage and injured a couple of men ,
A counlo of deputy sheriffs were at Ihe
Henry Clay ovens , but were powerless to do
moru than Identify soinu of the rioters at
Sterling. The sheriff met the strikers will
about a dozen deputies with him , and made a
speech to them and they seemed disposed tc
listen to him , but when ho counselled then
to avoid fuither vlolcnctuthuy hooted am
became very violent. The mob then left foi
Scotdale , where they are to meet 600 striker :
and hold a mass meeting this afternoon.
Tlio. loss of FriskOtfc Co. by the burning n
their tipple : is from S3,000to 84,000. Wyatt
who shot at thu strikers , is said to him
slightly wounded himself , and was baill )
beaten Inter. Informations for riot , arson
anil , assault will bo made against the btiikcr :
ngaged In the outbreak , and wholesale
arrests will bo made nt once.
Oreen & Co. report .they Intend replacing
ho Hungarians with Italians. A striker
vho was shot Is an Italian. The bullet
> asscd unde.r the cdgo.oC bis right shoulder
iliulo and lodged In hl $ body , inflicting a
alal wound. About Ivvj-nty-livu men were
n the slo)0 | when the tipple vvn ? fired , and a
lumber wore badly scorched In getting out.
Several cars standing On the Baltimore &
Jhlo railroad under the tipple were partially
The trouble in the regions Is believed to bo
uslcommencing. The strikers propose to
orce all the workmen out , nnd If they resist
oss of life and destruction of properly Is
intlclpated. The masS meeting at Scotdnlo
vas largely attended. > Upto ! ) o'clock this
afternoon SJJOO have been donated to the
trlkers by the merchants of Scotdnlo.
After leaving Bradford no further violence
vas Indulged in. The strikers marched
uiietly to Scottdale , where they helped to
swell the crowd at tho' meeting there to at
east : iXW. ( The meeting was hold with a
lew of showing the operators that the back-
mne of the strike was Still unbtoken. News
rom all over the regjmi showed hut row men
vorking at the advance. After deciding to
continue the struggle the meeting adjourned ,
and 400 strikers started to .limtown works.
Mot'Nr PI.KAS.VXT , Pn. , Feb. 8. Five
minimi strikers , on their wav to the Scott-
lalo meeting , madu an ineffectual attempt
o clear the works nt Alice , but were re
mised by the police without bloodshed.
A CATHOljlcT GHI3BTIXG.
Tlio I'lrst ' Plenary Council of Austra
lia to the Catholics orAincrlun.
BAi/riMoiti : , Feb. 8. Archbishops Gibbons
ms received a circular letter from the urch-
lishop and bishops of Australia , addressed to
ho archbishops and bishops of tlio United
States , saying :
Thu archbishops and bishops of the Calho-
Icchurch of Australia avail themselves of
he occasion of their being assembled for the
milling of their llrst plenary council to send
heir congratulations lo.lho illustrious cplsco-
) ale of the United Slates. The youngest
laughter of the council cannot allow this oc
casion of such joy to her to pass without
communicating her gladness to her elder
sisters. Of alt national churches In commun-
on with the liolv see there is none to which
ho church of Australia bears so close n ro-
seniblnnce as that of the United States. The
hlldren of botll churches are the offspring of
he same races. They speak a common lan
guage. Their laws , customs and manners
ire akin. They are spread over regions of
vast extent , nb mnding in every form of ma-
erial prosperity , the full development of
whoso unlimited resources must raise both
leoplo to the foremost place amongst the na-
Ions of the earth. The density of uopula-
lon widely dilVors , but their territorial ex-
ension is neatly thosame. In both countries
lie foundations of the faith wore laid amid
uany and grave diniculties. Those causes
'rom which serious danger to the faith have
sprung and may continue lo springer
or homo Him : longer were common
o bolh. The faithful of bolh countries have
tad to'contend against an anti-catholic tradi
tion In literature , in practical and soclnl life
igninst deep seated piojudlces , sometimes
ireaking out into open vjolenco , against sys-
ems of education , against governments ,
which , If not hostile , give but little' eucour-
moment to the spread of our holy faith. Our
ihildrun were not amongstUhe. . most favored ,
ho wealthiest , or most learned of the laud ,
yet both have laid the fotindn-
ion of the faith deep and
solid. As in America , so hero
n Australia , the grain of mustard seed
ilauted in a grnleful soil has grown into a
; oodly tree and for both in the providence
if God a grand future Is In store. You will
rejoice to learn that our plenary council , ' In ,
the labors of which wo are now engaged re
quest the Holy See to enrich our church with
three now metropolitan sees , with six now
suffragan sees , with'four additional bishops ,
some vicars apostolic for the native races ,
and with a national seminary which will belie
lie means of developing the mani
fest vocations ot our native youth.
The cardinal arcli bishop , one
procurator of a metropolitan see , littccji bish
ops , ono vicar apostolic , with fifty-two of
our clergy , constitute our first national
synod. The success of your college , now
liapplly crowned by your national university ,
is a matter of deep interest to us and will ,
wo trust , encourage our people to second our
efforts in Imitating your noble example. .May
the decrees of yourgrcatconncll , amongstthe
first In the history of the church for its num
bers and the extent of its territory and for
the Importance of its deliberations , bo fruitful
in countless blessings for tlio extirpation of
error , for the diffusion of truth , for the hap
piness of your flocks , for the salvation of
souls , by giving increased en rKy of apostolic
tolic see , a greater uniformity to discipline
ami a more extended sphere to the 'normal
action of tlio church. We beg to remain
your most loving and devoted brothers in
PAT-HICK F. CAIIIIIXAI. MOHAN ,
Arch Bisliop of Sidney , apostolic delegate ,
and seventeen others.
Affairs in llomluras.
Nr.w OIII.KANS , Feb. 8. The steamer E.
B. Ward , Jr. , from Puerto Cortes , reports
having left in that poit tlio steamer Waikna ,
lately bought by the Honduras government.
The vessel will be well armed for war .ser
vice , as great fears of a filibustering party
are entertained. Suspicion rests on the
steamship City of Mexico and the schooner
Cefalu. The latter came into a Honduras
port from Bliictlelds without clearance and
hud to furnish a bond of 1.000 for her re
lease. The bond was fmulshed by the Amer
Tlio Clfiur Mulcorfl' Strike.
NEW Yonir , Feb. 8. A meeting of tlio
Piogrcsslvo Union cigar makers was field
hero yesterday to hear the report of the com
mittee which was in conference with the
manufacturers Friday. The proposition of
the manufacturers was accepted , and a com
mittee , will wait upon them and visit tliu
various shops and endeavor to arrnngo a
scale of wages based upon the average of all
tha bhops. It is believed thu progressives
will return to work when this committee
Destruction of Stock in Texan.
llAititoi.D , Texas , Feb. 8. Reliable parties
arriving to-day from the P.mhandlo country
report the loss of cattle from the recent storm
very heavy. Along the south sldo of the
Canadian river , especially in Carson , Itoberts
ami Ilemphill counties , the loss Is grcatoi
than In any provloiw winter. No reliable
estimate of loss can yet hi ; made , but Indica
tions warrant the belief that Iho total loss In
the Panhandle country may reach ! iOOOCO ,
Hough AVojitliornt Sen.
HALIFAX , I'eb. ' 8 , The bteamcr British
Queen , which arrived In this port last night
from London , experienced terrible weather
and suffered some damage. Last Wednes
day an Immense volum'o ot water rushed
over her her , crushing- turtle-back , dam
aging the steering gear and rilling the wheel-
house. A quantity of water got into the ear-
go , the damage to which cannot bo known
Mexican Political'Knot Ions.
GUAYAQUIL ( via Unlveston ) , Feb. 8.
Honor Don J. M. 1' . Cuamano , a resident ol
Ecuador , was ultnckcd on Saturday night at
Yaguachi , and ono of his aides was killed ,
Ho made Ids escapu to Guayaquil , where he
Is closely guarded by his ndhciunts. On his
arrival In this city a dUtiirbancooccuired
with some of his political opponents' . Dur
ing the melee the chief ot police and three
others were killed and beyeral persons
Itoblied on ttio Highway.
A highway robbery was committed
early last evening in tlio vicinity of the
Thirteenth street bridge by thrco masked
men , the victim being a ono-leggcd tailoi
well known ubout town. The robbers
secured $11. all thu money the man had
and ile'il. 'llio victim could Jiot iilcntifj
his assailants .as they were m.aske.d , bin
thu police urb conlldeut that ( hey know
the miscreants. A search will bu nuiik
for them this morning' . ,
GIVE THE DOG A LAIRD DOSE
A Dolioious Swallow of "Stiuking Water"
Would Kill the Purpisli Pest.
VAN WYCK'S CANINE DISTURBER
Unsettled Iitillnu Depredation Claims
Western 1'osttil Changes Wnsli-
i News of Nebraska ami
Doio tlio DOR With "Stinking Water. "
WASHINGTON , Feb. 8. [ Special Telegram. ]
Senator Van Wyck called at police head-
pinrlers this moinliiR for the purpose of
nuking complaint against Mr. Lehman , an
attache ot the British legation , for having n
mwlliig bull dog on his premises. The
senator Inquired of Cautaln Veinon how lo
sot about getting rid of the nuisance. The
captain Informed him the only way ho knew
of was to give llio dog a bullet , as there was
10 law that he know of that would reach the
case. The senator said : "We object lo any
llscrimlnatlon In favor of an English bull
log as against an American clll/.oii. " The
captain referred the senator to the district
attorney , who could bring the case to the ot-
cntlon of the grand Jury. The dog has been
( ceiling thu senator "awako o' nights , " and
unking llfo burdensome. It Is likely , however -
over , that thu canine will bo suppressed.
A WAY TO I'AY t'XSUTTI.lU ) .CLAIM * ,
Senator Dolph of Oregon , at the request of
x largo number of citizens of Iowa , Nebraska ,
Dakota , and the west ami northwest genoral-
y , has Introduced a bill In the senate in
relation to Indian depredations. Thcso
claimants have been before the interior
lopartmcnt and congress for years but have
> een unable to get any satlsfaclfon. Senator
Dolph says ho thinks his measure is so just
on tlio face of It that It will bo bodily
adopted , and that it will operate satisfactorily
to all. Ills bill proposes to refer to the court
ot claims for adjudication all claims for
lamagcs done by Indians , ami that In setllo-
iicntof the judgment obtained the amounts
shall be deducted from the annuities or any
iioney duo those who committed the dcpre-
latlons. The bill proposes to go back six
years , and Includes depredations committed
ip to that time.
\vr.sTins : POSTAL xiw. : .
Commissions were to-day issued for the
following Nebraska postmasters : Daniel A.
Gilbert , Ponton ; Albert II. Denison , DeWitt ;
licnjainln W. Vaughn , Newark ; Isabel
"Moser , Oakdale ; Frederick Patterson , Kock
For the following In Iowa : John A.
lalusha , Bonair ; Silas W. ( irove , Churdam ;
[ IcnryU. Nelson , Monroe ; John Kempkcr ,
Postmasters have boon appointed to new
lostofllees as follows : E mum E. Gray , Grav ,
iVayne county. ( Ncb.Mcajah ) ; ! C. Plummcr ,
Paralta , Linn county , ( Iowa ) ; Nellie V.
Jones , Payne , Fremont county , ( Iowa ) ,
Thenamo of the postofllco at Viroqua ,
Jones county , ( Iowa ) , lias been changed to
Morley. . . > . -
rkAftoEtlio'lCtli Inst.tho' tlmo schedule of.
the star route from Bedding lo Bedford ,
( Iowa ) , will bo incrcasid to six trips a weak.
The postolllco at Leo , Union county ,
( Iowa ) , has been discontinued. The mail
; oes to Creslon.
President Cleveland to-day appointed I ) .
B. llarar to bo postmaster at Now Hamr-ton ,
WO11KOF XEIin.VSKA'fl SKXATOIIS.
Mr. Van Wyck introduced a bill in the sen
ate to-day appropriating 512,000 to pay fifty
Yankton Indians or their heirs tlio balance
duo them for services as scouts under Gen
eral Alfred Sully in the campaign against
the hostile Sioux in 1804.
A favorable report was to-day rendered by
the senate committee on military alValrs on
Mr. Mandcrson's bill providing for the ap
pointment of hospital stewards in the United
States army , and fixing their pay and allow
ances. The bill was amended by reducing
the monthly pay of stewards of the first class
from S59 to S40 , and increasing Iho pay of
stewards of the second class from Si1) to S"0
a month. Mr. Mandcrson thinks tlio bill
will in tills condition soon become a law.
nousr. MIASUIIIS : nv IOWA MUMIUOKS.
Iowa members introduced bills In the house
to-day as follows :
By Mr. Murphy For the relict of William
By Mr. Strublo For tlio relief of Samuel
By Mr. Frederick Authorizing the secre
tary of war to donate condemned cannon and
cannon carriages to S. S. Dlllman Post , O. A.
B. , of Toledo ( Iowa ) for monumental pur
poses : for Iho relief ot Mrs. Beilo Grinitn.
By Mr. Hall For the relief of Leonard
By Mr. Conger Granting a pension of SS
a month to the widows of soldiers In Iho army
of the United States In the war of 1601-05 ,
and lo their widows and orphans ; appropri
ating SIWCOD ) for the purpose of completing
the repairs and enlarging of the govern men t
building at Das Moines , this amount to bo
the limit of appropriation for such repairs
wuAvr.n OOT ins wonic i.v.
lloprescntatlvo Weaver of lowit got ofT
his silver speech In the house this afternoon
during Ihocoiislderatlon of the bill to tax
fractional parts of a gallon of whisky. It
was a very Inauspicious occasion , but his
anxiety would not permit him to wait
longer , An Indiana member described the
speech to-night as being "a bundle of
unction , a pllo of conceit , and a tlssuo of
HITS OF IOWA IXTKIIKSr.
Senator Wilson of Iowa In Induced a bill
lo-duyto pension William 11. Weaver and
William Powell of Iowa.
Pclltloiisconllnuo to pour In from citizens
of Iowa , asking for tiio unconditional repeal
of the lands granted the blonx City & St.
Paul railroad company. They aio being re
ceived dally by thu Iowa delegation In eon-
gre.-S , and are referred to the house and sen-
ute committees on public lands ,
i'iiiso\AL : ANH oTiniivvisi : : .
Judge Uranium and several others of Mus-
catino ( Iowa ) are In the city , and It Is un
derstood that they are hero on the great post-
olllce light , and Jerry Murphy la unhappy
Mr. and Mrs. J , 0. Fountain of Omaha are
here , and have taken rooms at the Kbbitt.
IIKI'OIIT ON AllMASIKNTS.
WASIIINOTOX , Feb. 8. [ Pntss.J Senator
Havvlcy , chairman of the select committee ot
thobcnatuon ordnance and \varbhlps \ , to-tluy
submitted the committee's ii-port. It gives
an exhaustive account of tlio examinations
by the committee of the principal works and
yards In this country and Knglmtd , and of
the information gained fiom other sources ,
and as a result gives the following con
clusions : Thu United States Is metallnrglc-
ullv Independent for all purposes of
warfare. For steel niakini : tlio cast-
lug capacity. . . Is . . . ample. but
heavy foiulng and the finishing ot guns and
arum will rcqulio now and costly plants.
The means of building lion or steel ships are
lacking. As a partial check upon private
builders , and as a icsourco in case of neces
sity. iKJiuo blilps bhould bo built In the navy
yards , pa'iIs to bo furnished by piivalo foun
dries. The ships In gencr.il should Uo built
by .prlvatu contiact , and private > ardb ate
capable of doing tlio work , Uun * bWjuhl bt
made oC open hearth steel , forged , breech
loading , chambered , of calibres ranging from
five to sixteen Inches , ot lengths rang
ing from thhly to thlrty-iivo call-
jres. Armor nnd projectiles should
be made of forged steel. Ships should bo
constructed of steel , but certain minor classes
may bo n composite of steel and wood. The
government should establish two factories
for machine finishing and assembling Runs.
The weight of opinion emong army and
navy experts and prominent mamifaclurers
of heavy work In steel decidedly In-
llcates the Washington navy yard and
Watcrvllcl arsenal as the best
sites for such factories. All needed
private capital Is ready for cheerful co-opera-
.Ion with the government In whatever It
may require. Proposals for armor and guns
thould require such quantities and extend
over such series of years as lo justify prlvatu
persons In joi-urlug the best plant. Pay
ments should be made only for completed
work , and only the guaranteed bids of per
sons having capital and experience should
"jo " considered.
NOMINATIONS AND roNrillVIATtON" .
The following postmasters were nominated
: o-day : .lured 0. Gregory nt Madison ( WK ) ;
Isaac L. Lear at Salem (111. ( ) ; Benjaiiiln To
bias nt Washington (111. ( ) ; Willis T. Grimes
at B.itavla (111. ( ) ; 1) . B. llatian at New-
Hampton ( Iowa ) .
The senate confirmed the following ap
pointments : Mark W. Sheafe , nvilstor of
land oflico nt Fargo ( Dak. ) : M. Boiback , re
ceiver of public moneys at Yunkton ( Dak. ) .
FOUTV-.VIXTM COXG UHSB.
WASIIINOTON , Feb. S. In the senate , on
motion of Mr. Logan , the senate took up and
passed the bill providing for the sale of the
Chicago & Great Western railroad company ,
of which the Bridewell property In Chicago
Is n part.
Mr. Eustis offered a resolution directing the
Ilimnce committee ) to Inquire whether it has
been the custom for the assistant treasurer
at New Orleans to receive deposits of stand
ard silver dollars from the shippers of Mild
coin , audio Issue to their cm respondents nt
NowOi leans a receipt for the silver subject
lo coinage , nnd to Issue silver certificates
nftcrtho connt of said dollars to deposited
mil been made , and whether said custom ,
if it had prevailed , had been changed by In
struction of the treasurer of the United
States , and the reasons therefor. Also ,
whctliersiich custom was now In force nt any
other sub treasury. Also , whether there was
an adequate clerical force nt the Now Orleans
sub treasury , ami if not , what ineicaso was
necessary there to enable llio sub treasurer to
carry out the law. Thu Now Orleans sub
treasury , Mr. Eustis said , had refused to ro-
colvea shipment of § 'J5,000 In silver from
the Memphis ( Tenn. ) Bank of Commerce ,
and the Waco State bank , of Waco , ( Texas ) .
I think wo have aright to seek Information
of any 'department of the government ,
whether the information bo on paper or by
parole. 1 do not think there Is any doubt of
that whatever. But for that wo could nut
legislate wo could not oven by executive
session. 1 have just as much right to go to
any department and ask for any papers
alTecting that department affecting legisla
tive business It 1 go there armed with the
power of the semite , as the secretary of the
treasury or any head of n department of the
government or as the president of the
Mr. Gorman defended the administration.
During further discussion of Iho resolution
Mr. Sherman took the floor In Its support.
Ho spid the inquiry was entirely proper , and
that the senate had a perfect right to any
thing on the executive files puitaining to this
subject or to executive appointments , sus
pensions , or removals. This precipitated thu
dcbato upon the question so long pending in
caucuses , committee , muutlnss .and secret
sessions , ns to the rnlit ; of " the
senate to information regarding removals.
Mr. Teller said everything possible had
IJRCII done by the administration , as well as
by others , to make It dillicultor impossible
for the people holding silver' dollars to ex-
chiiiigo them for silver certificates , and to
reiulur silver dollars as unpopular as pos
After quite n lengthy dcbato In which Mr.
Pugh and Mr. Harris alternated with Mr.
Sherman , tlio resolution of Mr. Euslis went
over until to-morrow , and after an executive !
session the senate adjourned.
WASIII.MITOX , Feb. 8. In thchouse , under
the call of states , ( ho following bills , etc. ,
were introduced and refcircd :
By Mr. Morrison Calling on tlm secretary
of the treasury fur Information relating to
tliu amount claimed In the suits against col
lectors for duties Illegally exacted.
By Mr. Henderson A resolution request
ing the secretary of the tioasury to submit to
the house his views as to llio limits of cost
now fixed by law ot public buildings now in
course of construction , or authorized to be
constructed , and to state whether , in his
judgment , the limits now fixed are such as
will enable tlio department to erect suitable
By Mr. Lawler For the erection of a pub
lic building on the Bridwcll properly In Chi
By Mi. Springer To enable the people of
Dakota cast of the Missouri river to form a
constitution and Ktuto government.
Tlio honso then nt1:10 : , went Into com
mittee of the whole , Mr. Hammond in the
chair , on tliu half gallon liquor tax bill.
Mr. Weaver took the floor with a speech
upon the financial question and an attack
upon tlio national banking system. Thcro
were four things , ho said , relating to finance
which this congress must enact. First , It
must provide for the unrestricted coinage of
American sliver. Second , a law must bo
passed for the Issue of treasury notes to take
tlio place of bank notes. Third , the largest
pint of the surplus in the treasury must bo
paid out in liquidation of the interest bearing
dubt. Fourth , It must forbid by law any
further dRscrlmliiatlon against silver coin.
The committee then arose , and thu house
Pjiii.Anm.nuA , Feb. 8. A special from
Wllliamsburgsays : The latest Instance of
ungodliness in the Salvation at my is the
elopement of Jerome 11. Small with Miss
McICco , a member ol the organization. Miss
McKco Is a good-looking , buxom young
woman , and fond of the attention of-men.
Latterly she has not been In good ( .lauding
In the army , but not long ago she was a
shining light. Small was a respected cltl-
/on , and leaves \\valthy and devoted wife.
II. K. Thompson , a well known business man
of Kansas City , Interviewed to-day wild
Nero , eoloicd ovaugellst now under arrest
in Glasgow , Scotland , was compelled to leave
Kansas City In consequence < > t exposures
made by tlm press of tha I city. Nero was a
teacher In the public f-chools ( hero and rumors
biting rllo ot unbecoming conduct. The
Times Investigated the matter and de
nounced thocnloicd teacher , alleging ho had
corrupted a young v\oman under his charge
and iis'swlatoil with women of bnd roputo.
The board of education Uniting the charges
true , at emeu expelled Nero and ho loft Iho
country suun alter.
A Fatal Hliltl ! ( Hiilo.
NL'XNKi.i.v , Tonn , , Fib. : 8.A man named
Slater , employed by the Wnrron Iron com
pany , whlld closing Mill Creek Saturday ,
drawing his wife and two children on a Hied
while a nnrso uhl walked behind were
thrown into the water and drowned , with
tlm exception of Sinter , who made every
effort to save his family. Ills cries were
hennl by two men who succeeded In saving
him and the eldest child , which died after
ward from exposure. The ollwr three bodies
were rccoveicd yesterday altcrnoon.
A Tenor Rlrntit ; Up.
BO/.KMAX , Mont. , Feb. . Last night n
body of masked men entered a meeting at
Grange hall , marched up the aisle , and cover-
lug the choir with lovolvers , took W. W.
Him out , placed a rope around his neck ,
strung him up to a trco In thu field nearby
and htiaiiileil him until his friend Henry
Dnwo.ii appuaicid vvlth a brace of lovolvi-rs
nnd secured hh release. Warrants are out
tor the twelve members < if tho.mob. . .
Missoi'isj VA'M.IIV.Slightly Voider and
cloudy wcathu'r ; local snows oiu-aitt'
IOWA'S ' LEGISLATIVE DOINGS
A Number of Petitions nncl Now Bills ! *
troduccd iu the Sormto.
THE AIM OF THE MEASURES.
Sweeney's Soldier . Memorial Kill
I'lissoM the Senate Hill Intro *
Uncoil to Prevent
t Ion House
Tlio Ooiiornl Assembly.
Dr.s MOINKP , Iowa , Feb. 8. Hoth houses
of tins legislature reconvened nt a p. in. , ,
In the siMintc petitions \vcro Introduced'1
npklni' for laws to prevent Siniilay tranic on
railroads ; to prevent the publication mid
vending of obscene llloralmo ; to ahollMi the
semi-annual tax laws ; to provldn for n sol
diers' home , nnd to amend the constitution
so ns to give women the righl to vote.
Tim chair announced Senator Young ns the
senate member of the jolut committee to In
vestigate the expenditure of the Inst general
assembly for the Formers' Protective union
and to aid their litigation with the Imb who
Ttio following bills of general Interest \vero
Hy Johnson To prevent the president
of the state unlvi'islty from being u member
oftheboaidof regents of that Institution.
Also , to provide that the auditing committee
of that uulversltyshall bo selected outside o
the board of regents , ofllcers and Instructors.
By Young ( at the request of several lodges
of Knights of Labor ) A bill to provide for
the settlement ol dltllcultles between em
ployers and employes.
By Casey To grant to boards of super
visors enlarged powers In effecting settle-
By Stephens To prevent Intermarriage o
blacks nnd whiles.
By Doud Amending the code soas'to [
give the widow of u man dying Intestato the
whole of his property Instead of one-half as
By Miles To pioyldo against discrimi
nations on the part of railroads in fur
nishing cars and transportation of freight.
In the senate the Sweeny bill , authorizing
boards of supervisors to erect soldiers' mon
uments or memorial halls at a cost to the
country not lo exceed S,000 ? , was passed.
This bill leaves It to the discretion of the
posts of the (1. A. U. to determine whether
a monument or memorial hall shall bo built.
Hutchison , chairman of the ways nnd
menus committee , reported back favorably
S. K. ns , a bill relating to the equalization of
taxation , and spoke lit loiiL-th In favor of It.
The principal object of this bill Is to correct
unequal taxation on different species of prop
erty , and to secure a more accurate and
specific manner of obtaining the listing of
moneys ami credits of individuals , pi Ivato
and state hankers , nnd capitalists generally.
In the house the chair announced Messrs.
Moore and Kussoll as members of the joint
committee to investigate llio expenditure ot
the appropriation to the Farmers' 1'rotectlve
A large number of. petitions for llio sol
diers' homo were presented. Among the
bills Introduced was ono by Holbruok , to
provide for the election of railroad commis
By llobb To include the watches owned
by locomotive engineers among the tools of
mechanics exempt Irom taxation.
The senate bill providing for teaching tem
perance in ( ho schools was taken up and re
ferred to llio committee on schools.
Tim house discussed to a considerable
length on the second reading of II. F. 29.
a bill for the exemption of certain kinds ol !
property from taxation , nnd pending the dis
cussion the house adjourned.
arc ! a Frightful Death.
CAiutor.h , Iowa , .Feb. 8. [ Special Tele
gram. ] A. Kocilcr , a track walker on the
Xorthwestern , was torn to pieces by the cars
six miles west of hero this morning. It Is
supposed that ho stepped fiom thu track to
avoid a train , and was drawn under the cars
by tin ) suction ot the wind and train. Ho
leaves a wlfo ami ono child.
KYr.NNK , Wyo , Feb. 8. [ .Special Tele
gram. ] The legislature in a body visited the
ti-idtorlal fish hatchery at Laramiu Oily to
day. They were received by a nommlltco
leprcsentlng the prominent business men
and banqueted. Governor Warren made n
speech. A special train was offered by the
Union Pacific and a pleasant tlmo had by
the members oC llio party.
THIS Kims Kicccmn.
An Incendiary IJIu/.o ( it lUifl'alo Gap ,
BUKKAI.O GAP , Dak. , Feb. 8. [ Special
Telegram. ] A serious tire occurred hero thla
morning , destroying the block on Second
Direct known as the postolllco block. The
following arc llio principal loscis : Nathan
& Epstaln , clothing ; 1' . 11. Lorri , giocciics
nnd provisions ; 13 , F. King & Co. , Jovvelwy ;
Thomas ( Julgby , postofllcc ; J. 11. Cody ,
saloon ; Figgo , harness maker , and Dor-
quest's icstaurunt. The latter building \ \ astern
torn down and successfully arrested the pro
gress of the lUuiH-s. The estimated loss" Is
fclO.OUi ; Insurance , 5-1,000. , The lire Is sup
posed to bo the work of an incendiary. The
city Is still on deck , this being among llio
least of n do/en good business blocks. A
mcctlngof ( Iiocltl7.mil } ' committee was held
to take prompt action to protect the city
against further loss for want of Hie and po
Tlio Oliosti IMnyciriit
KT. l.oi'is , Feb. S.Tim chess match b >
twcmi Xuckertort and SlclnltB was jcsumcd
this afternoon before about the same audi
ence as on the previous days. On the iwon-
ty't > orond move , the phiyiirs tiling tired ; < ml
the pleeoH being pietly evenly swapix'il , the
game was declared drawn anil the play
cloMul about 4i : : ) . The iwxt game will bo
Crawford Foully Murdered.
SALT LAKK , Tub. 8. An oflli'er of the
army In Sail Lake received a letter from a
bruthnr onii'cr In Arizona In a pcsUIon to
lnow : , saying : "Crawford was foully mur
dered bv tlioMoxicaiiR. That is all there In
to It. They know who it was they \\vio
killing , and had been talking to him nearly
half an hourbcforu shouting nt him. "
fitruok hy an
CIIICACO , Feb. 8.- Conrad Brand of D.iv-
< ; npoit , was seriously lnjired : this murn-
1111 ; at Ihn Palmer liouso bv a falling l < ' 1ce. !
While walking along Monroe stieet'a largo
mass suddenly hroku loose fiom the roof and
lull , Milking Brand on the head indicting u
bevurc , though not dangerous bealp woim.l ,
Atyrllo Division OlllectrH.
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