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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE.
FIFTEENTH YEAR , OMAHA , WEDNESDAY MORNING , FEBRUARY 17 , 1886. NUMBER 205. '
SECURED HIS SEAT BY FRAUD
Campbell's ' Exhibit of Illegal Votes Oast
for Weaver of Iowa.
A CHANCE FOR UNSEATING HIM.
VnnVycU TMnkcs n Sensible I\lovo In
tlio Hcnntc 1'ntcntfl Issued to
"Western Inventors "Woman
HuiTrnc ; Petitions.
Tlio Content , for AVonvcr'B Sent.
WASHINGTON , Feb. 10. ( Special Tele
gram. ] Kx Lieutenant Governor Frank I.
Campbell's brief on his contest for J. I ) .
Weaver's scat In the house of representatives
was tiled with the house committed on elec
tions to-day. It shows that a tissue of frauds
wen ; committed by the democrats In the
Sixth ( Iowa ) district for Weaver , as the fol
lowing exhibit discloses : Illegal tes for
Weaver by aliens , 22 ; Illegal voles by non
residents ; thrown out because In the
wrong box , 5 ; thrown out because Campbell's '
name was not spelled right , 1 ; thrown out
becaiiMJ supposed ho had voted , 1 ; thrown
out because east by minors , 4 ; thrown out
because cast by Idiot * , -J ; error In count , Jef
ferson township , Mnlmskn county , 4 ; double
vote counted for Weaver , Jasper county , ! ;
vote of a convict lelon , 1 ; votes rejected , 2 ;
total. Sit. Illegal voles by defective affidavits ,
Wuppello county , CO ; Illegal votes by de
tective ulliilavlts , Muhuska county , 15'J.
In concluding his brief. Governor
Campbell says : In the short time al
lowed the contestant has endeavored lo
make his brief as intelligible as possible.
The great number of individual illegal votes
' In tliis case lias Imposed more than ordinary
labor. We have striven to personate them
and give evidence under each to show they
an ; not legal voters and that they voted for
conti'stee. The contestant feels sure that he
has shown from the iccord that ho received a
majority of the voles cast , and he throws
himself upon the committee , only invoking
the closest scrutiny of the facts set forth in
his bilef , and such as may from Hie records
It Is generally conceded bv the members on
both sides of the house that Weaver will bo
unsealed us soon astlio case is reached , which
will b3 in a lew day. " . Weaver's certificate of
election wcs issued on a returned majority of
Or. The fraudulent votes discovered give
Campbell a majority of 85.
.MOVINO 1'OU A SnNSIIII.r. KEl'KAT.
Cpugicss enacted a law July 5 , lb ! > l , direct
ing tliat abandoned military reservations
should be turned over to the department , of the
Interior to bo sm ve.yed , appi athed and sold for
rash. A laigo number of people have asked
for an oppoitunlly to settle upon these lands ,
bill the provisions of the law icferred to pro
hibited entry , as they can only be sold for
cash. There Is nothlni ; to prevent the dan
ger of these Inuds being bought up by mon
opolists and syndicates. To-day Mr. Van
Wyck introduced In the senate a bill to re
peal so much of the law of July 5 , lbS4 , us requires -
quires cash sales , and providing that the
lauds shall be turned over to the interior de
partment ami opened to homestead entries.
This will bo hailed with joy by the fcettlcrs
about , and thobc who want to enter upon
these abandoned rosoivatlons. About CUO.POO
acies of IhcM ! lands have already been turned
over to tlio department , and over 2,01)0,000 )
acies moio will yet bo ccrtilioil to the depart
TATHXTS TO WKSTnilN' INVKNT01I8.
Patents were to-day issued to the follow
ing Inwans : Joseph K. Ueebc , Adair , liar-
row dralt bar ; Iliciiard Ueutley , Corning ,
chicken house ; Kmmor Bonsall , Davenport ,
learners' telegiaphlc instrument ; Daniel W.
Frost , Kcokuk , door spring ; Lafayette Hart-
con , Wyoming , wear plate for harness ;
Frederick U. Hemingway , Clinton , folding
woven wire mattress ; George F. Stotler ,
Sioux City , shaft supporter for
vehicles ; Andrew Stephen , Clinton ,
broom plants ; F. Valiant. Jefferson ,
electric bell ; Clinton AV. Wells , Lucas ,
waMiboard ; ,1. U. Whittaker , Davenport ,
harness ; Henry Wright , Sigourney , clothes
washer ; John J. Kerr , Keokuk , boiler fur
Also to the following Nebraskans : Scott
JJ. Daiby , Utlca , bird cage bracket ; John J.
Wilson , Green I'rcclnct , Lancaster county ,
blast icjrnlator ; Theodore C. 11. Uyrhoffor.
lllslng City , door latch.
llOni'.S JIUTTKIl ANI > WOMAN1 SUKFHACn.
Itcpresentatlvo Struhlo presented In the
house to-day a memorial and concurrent resolution
elution of the Iowa legislature asking the
llawkoyo delegation to advocate the passage
of a bill levying an internal lovenuo tax upon
all aitlcles of the semblance of butter ami
cheese not nmdo from milk anil cream , and
requiring all packages containing such ar
ticles lobe properly btainped. Ho also pre
sented for reference to the committed a
petition from a largo number of lowans ask
ing for the submission of the question of
woman suffrage to n vote of the people.
Senator Allison Introduced In the senate
to-day , also , numerous petitions from many
lowaus asking that tlio Question of woman
fiiiifrago bo submitted to a vote of the people.
This ( jiichtlou appears to bo considerably
agitated In the llawkovo state , as the mem
bers ot both houses are Hooded with petitions.
There Is no hope of the question being sub
mitted , however.
1T.IISONAI , AND OTIIKHWISi : .
Tlio president to-day nominated Samuel E
Hlgg tobo postmaster ut Ueatrlco ( Neb. ) , ant
James J. llusscll at Muscallue ( Iowa. )
Samuel P. Hurnsuud J. J. liurns of Umoha
1110 In the city ,
Mr , K. Itosowator has returned here from
To-day the housn committee on public
lands made a favorable report on Colone
Henderson's bill conllrmlni ; the title li
and to the county of Ilubnmio audits grant
tcs , John and Thomas liurton , of the laud 01
which the old county jail formerly stood , am
k nown as thu public square ,
WOIIK OK Tin : CO.MMITTIIS : : ,
WASIIIXOTON , Feb. 10. [ 1'ress.l The
committee on ways nnd meaiiH to-day ngrcei
to icpoit n bill In lieu of the hills refcned to
that committee touching thu samii subject
directing the secretary ot the treasury to ap
ply nil above S10J,000iC ( < i surplus funds In the
treasury to the liquidation of Interest bearing
b nuts , A primed copy of Morrison's tarlt
bill , introduced yo.steidayas laid before
tlio members ot tlio commltteo , but no tor
nuil discussion on that subiect was had ,
The house committee on Indian affairs to
day Instinctcd ono of its sub committees to
diuft a general bill granting right of way
throtich Indian teirliory to milioud com
panles In place of the various bills before the
committee grautlni ; lights to paitlcular com
run NAVAI. niCTiur.n LIST.
Itcpresentatlvo Thomas of Illinois has In
troducvd a resolution of Inquiry dliectcd to
thosecietaryof the navy , which , If nnswcrec
candidly and without evasion , will cnnso , a
very decided rensation and no little squirm
iiu : among naval olllccri on the retired list
Mr. Thomas wants the secietary to tend ttiv
hoiifua complete list of olllccis on thotetlrei
list of the navy , and n statement of the !
respective rank or relative rank , annual pay
aim ullown'uctis , and "tlio sued lie reasons o
grounds upon which they aio placed upon
the i I'll i iM list. " The wouls quoted giveth
point of the whole Innnhy , but answers U
tither questions would provo Interesting
Mr. Thoroas uiy.s the annual aoiiroprlaliia
lor the pay Of rt.b otilpers of no i.-avy 01
lie retired list amounts to $707,800. and that
t Is allegwl that quite n number of them \\ero
unced on the list because they were Incap.icl-
nled for active duty by their own Immoral
onduet and vicious habits , and for oilier
easons than that they had airived at the ago
of CJ years , not on account of wounds or In-
urles received or disabilities Incurred In the
iue of tholr odlclal duties. A representative
of naval Interests says It would
> o a godsend to tlio navy If
Air. Thomas' Inquiries should lead to
i purging of the retired list of men who have
icon retired below the age of C'J , Instead of
mini' dismissed from the service , becaufo
they had wrecked themselves by dissipation
and Immoral practice * .
TIM : CAIHSKT Mnr.Tixa ,
I ho cabinet , at ils meeting to-day , consul-
cied tlio propriety of urging legislation to In
demnity the Chinese for losses sustained by
hem In ( lie recent outbreaksin the west , par-
Iculariy In Wyoming and Washington tcrrl-
orlcs. Claims lor damages caused bv the
nutl-Chlueso riots nt Knck SpringsVVyo. ( . ) ,
ast tall , have already been tiled with tliu t-cc-
rctarv of state. Thu silver uuc.stlon was also
lonsldored with respect to tlio term answer
o bo iiiado by the secretary of thn tieasury to
Mr. Hlntnl's resolution calling for Informa-
lon lu ri'uurd to the silver policy of thu ad-
A1IMY NOMINATIONS WIT1IDI1AWN.
The prchldent has withdrawn the following
nnuv nominations , made on tliu Sth lust :
Lieutenant Colonel Nelson H. Swcllzer to be
colonel ; Major Lewis Mini ill to bo lieu-
enant colonel ; Captain Kdward J. Spauld-
ng to bo major ; First Lieutenant Colonel
Augur to be oaptaln : Swoud Lieutenant
Moir/o L , O'llncn to be llrst lieutenant.
I'lils action , the president says , Is owing
0 the retirement of Colonel Hatch ,
IHghth cavalry , practically settling
1 very important question in
nllltary promotions. The president , in cf-
i'ect , maintained that nn olllcer who has been
ncapacllnted for active service , though not
yet retired , Is not competent to till n higher
lositlon limn the one for which l.e had been
bui'il ' disqualified. Thu piomotion upon
which tin ; question hinged was that of Major
Lewis Merrill , of the Seventh cavalry ,
.o b lieutenant colonel of the Eighth cavalry ,
: o succeed Lieutenant Colonel Sweitzcr , the
mmrdlatu successor of Colonel Hatch. Had
Major Merrill been promoted ho would soon
uivo been retired witli the Increased rank
ind nay of n lieutenant colonel. As the case
stands ho will bo retired as a major , and tlio
ie.\t major below him. Ma ( or John K.
Ml/ncr , Fifth cavalry , will receive promotion.
WASHINGTON" , Feb. in. A memorial was
irescntcd by Mr. Plumb from tlio legislature
of Kansas , praying congress to provide for a
right of way for railroads through Indian
A. petition from the bankers and merchants
of.'Savannah ( Gn. ) , for the repeal of the
silver coinage law , was presented by Sir.
Drown , who said he did so out of respect for
Hie high character of the petitioner.He ! ,
liowover , could notagrco with tiiesentimcnts
expiessed in the petition , and said lie could
obtain petitions sitrncd by hundreds of thou
sands of people of that state against the
repeal of the silver coinage act. lieferred.
Mr. Morrlll , from the committee on
finance , reported favorably the IIOIHO bill
providing that the treasurer of tlio United
States may , witli the consent of the tieasury ,
authorize the assistant treasurer to act in his
place , and that in tlio necessary ab.-enccof
either tieasureiv with like consent , they may
designate a clerk of the Iroisury department
to bo acting assistant troasuier. The. bill
was called for by nu existing emergency in
tlio treasury department.
An amendment was adopted , providing
that the powers contained in the bill should
expire in sixty days.
After considerable discussion a motion to
recommit the bill to the linanco committee
for fHither coiiKidciatioii was agreed to.
At 2 o'clock Mr. Jackson took the Hour on
the education bill. Ho said that Inasmuch
ns the design of the measure was not to es
tablish national schools but to give temporary
ary aid to the states for purposes of educa
tion , lie would support it , Hodwcltbricfly
on the question of suffering in the south , and
the indispcnsiblo necessity of education of
voters everywhere in order that sulfrage may
not bo corrupted.
Mr. Muxcy followed. Ho yielded to no
man In his regard for education , but ho
would never consent to transfer totho gen
eral government the duty of a state , espe
cially as there was no warrant in the consti
tution for this departure In government pol
icy. Ho admitted the force of the argument
made by the friends of tills bill , that the
whole country ought to assist in contributing
to the expense of educatini : the colored people
ple , and In order to carry out Unit Idea , Mr.
Maxoy would be willing to vote for an ap
propriation of the proceeds of the sale of pub
lic lands to be devoted to this purpose.
Mr. Puglisaiil he had voted torthls bill In
obedience to the instructions of Ills legislaure.
His colleague ( Morgan ) had offered an
amendment' short time ago to an appropria
tion bill by which several thousand dollais
were to be dedicated to the work of arresting
the ravages of the cataplllnr and Invcstlcat-
Intr the devastation of the cotton worm. Mr.
Pitch could not see how congress could have
the power to arrest the ravages of the cata-
pillarin certain localities in certain states ,
and not have the power to arrest the ravages
ot icnorancc. Ono was a mere local evil , the
other was a great national peril.
Mr. Hlair declared the bill constitutional ,
nnd added that it was useless for anybody to
say that tlio people of the south did not want
this measuio passed.
Mr. Coke Bald the teachers did not repre
sent the people of Texas. That state was
almost solidly democratic , nnd the last dem
ocratic convention denounced this bill.
Hero the debate closed for the day.
Tim credentials of the ro-electlon of Mr. A.
P. ( loruun were presented by Mr. Wilson ,
nnd were read anil liied.
Tlio senate then adjourned.
WASIIIXOTON , Feb. 10. Mr. Hammond ,
from the judiciary committee , to which was
referred the resolution directing that the
committee- Inquire under what law the attor
ney general had authority In the name of the
United States and al the expense of the
Un ited States , at the instance and In thu in-
teiest of pi I vato corporations , to institute tml
cairy on , or defend tigalnst , suits to cancel or
annul a telephone patent issued to United
States cltl/.ens on account of inventions or
discoveries reported. The losolullon , which
was adopted , requests thu committed on ju
diciary to answer tlio ( inestion asked by said
resolution nnd advise the house as to the
present state of the law on the subject , and
to reiortany amendment thereto which may
Mr , Laird , from the committee on military
affairs , reported tlio bill authorizing the
president to rai > o two regiments nf volunteer
cavalry In .Nmv Mexico and Arizona to sup
press Indian hostilities. Helmed to commlt-
leoof the whole.
Mr. Itlggi , Irom the committee on post-
ofllees and po.stroadu , reported hack the bill
compelling all vessels of the United States
to carry malls to nnd from foreign ports
when offered to thorn by olllcers of the
United States. 1'laccdoii tlio house cilcndar ,
In the committee the vote on reporting this
bill favorably stood 11 to 3. Messrs. Hlount ,
Harry , Dockery , Mcrrlman , Jones , Warner ,
Gueuthcr , Taylor , Wakelteld , Ward anil
Itlggs voted in thu alllrmatlvo uuil Messrs.
Pett'is , UurrowB nnd Miller In the negative.
Mr. Uurrowtf will submit n minority report.
ilr. J. M. Taylor , from the same committee ,
reported mlvcrccly bills granting pensions to
employes of the postal service who have been
In the service for twenty years. Laid on the
Tim house then went into committee of ( lie
whole , Mr. Spilngur In the chair , on the Fitz
Alter debate Uio committee rose nnd the
IIOUEP took n recess until 7 o'clock , the even
ing session to bo for further consideration of
the Fitz John Porter bill.
At the ( tveninc session of ( lie house the
Fitx-John Porter bill wan taken up.
Messrs. Jtiown , Kowells , Perkins and
Peters opposed tlio bill
The rommlltco then rose and the limiso
llljiml and Ills Dollar.
WASHINGTON , Feb. 1C. . In the house to
day ilr. James , from the committee coin
age , .weights nnd measures , reported , nd.
vcrfely Jilnud's. bill for free coinage or sliver ,
nnd It was placed on the calendar , lilaiul
obtained lonvu to. rile n minority report , and
stated the ho.use would bu asked to consiclei
the bill at tlio'caillcst opportunity.
WHAT OAKLAND WIMj DO.
The Attorney Sys Ho Docs Not In
tend to Resign.
WASHINGTON , Feb. 10. Attorney General
Garland to-day said to the agent ot the Asso
ciated press ho had nothing new to say con
cerning the manner In which ho became In
terested In the Pan Electric Telephone com
pany , or the circumstances under which the
sultnt Memphis against the Hell company
was Instituted by direction of the solicitor
general last nntumn , "for , " ho added , "my
published statement to the president last
October said everything I know about these
matters , nnd my attitude In regard to them
has not changed In thu least since then. Uo-
sides this , It now appears that nn Investiga
tion covering the wnolo question Is to be had
by the house of representatives , nnd
I am glad of it , nnd hope it will
' 'U ' thorough nnd complete , and that
11 there "Is of It will bo revealed
. .nd made public. In advance of this Investi
gation , which 1 heartily welcome. I feel ills-
ncllned to go Into the subject hi detail , but I
ivlll gay this however , Itisnsseited bvsoino
tersnusthat ns 1 am a member ofn rival
ompaiiy to tlio Hell company ; , and the gov-
[ irniiieiit is now prosecuting n Milt against
lie Hell telephone patent , this suit may re-
-tilt to my benefit or advantage , and that , too.
ivhllo 1 am nt the head of the department ot
Ittslico , through the solicitor general , of
tvhleh suit is to bo carried on ,
mil that theieforo something should bo
lone by mo to relieve myself nnd the minim-
stintlon from the apparently delicate sittia-
: ion Indicated. I have considered this sug
gestion In nil Its bearings , as far as I am
ible-and I recognize the fact that them Is
iiucii In It worthy of thought. 1 have dis
cussed in my mind most thoroughly what I
2ould nnd ought to do , in view alone of this
itnlo of the case , and I have determined to
akis steps to meet this In n way that will , 1
.hink , receive the approbation of all the pco-
jilo who really des re to bo satisiicd.
Tills would be at once consummated ,
' .nit as tlio Investigation by the house
s now to proceed , 1 do not
.hlnk it right for mo to do anything , or ex
plain what I intend to do , until tlio iuvestign-
ion Is concluded , ns my motives In view of
.Ids investigation might bo misconstrued.
Hut , whatever the result of tlio investigation
nay be , I will carry out and execute the de-
: ermlnation 1 have readied , and of which 1
inve already spoken ; and more than this , t
lope you do not expect me to pay or indicate. "
"Hut , Mr. Attorney General , will you allow
mo to innuiie whether this foieshadows your
resignation from the cabinet ? "
"No , it does not. "
IN'JL'EII-SXATIJ ' COM3I13UCI3.
Provisions orCulloin's Substitute 15111
On tin : Stiliject.
WASHINOTON , Feb. 10. ilr. Cuilom to-day
reported a substitute fur the bill to regulate
commerce recently submitted by thecommlt-
eo on inter-state commerce , and gave notice
that ho would soon ask llio senate to set n
lay for its consideration. Tlio impoitaut
sections of the. bill have been revised and
somewhat modified by the committee. As
the bill now stands its provisions apply to
the transportation ot passengers and freight
by railroad , or partly by railroad and paitly
by water , when botli arc used for
cuntinnouu carrlaca between states
nnd between tlio United States
and foreign countries. The sections
prohibiting unjust discrimination and the
giving of undue preferences are not mateii-
ally changed. The charging of more fern
shorter than for a longer distance is prohibit
ed , with HID proviso that tlio commission
make exceptions to tills requirement when
found necessary in special cases where there
is water competition. All rates must bo pub
lished so far as the commission may find it
practicable to do , and in such manner as may
oo prescribed. Advances in published rates
are prohibited , except after ten days public
notice , but reductions may bo made without
The courts arc given authority to compel
compliance with thu requirements in regard
to publicity of rates , by mandamus , nnd may ,
if necessary , restrain railroads from carry
ing on business until they comply. For violations
lations of the act tlio olllcers and agents of
corporations are made subject to § 1,000 line
for eacii offense , nnd corporations are made
liable to all persons injured , for all damages
occasioned by such violation. Complaints
may bo made to the commission
by any person , firm , corpora
tion or association , any mcrcliantile ,
agricultural or manufacturing society ,
any body politic or municipal organization ,
or by any state railroad commission , and
shall bo investigated unless the matters
complained of are promptly adjusted nt the
request of the commission. The facts ascer
tained by the commission in such Investiga
tions are made prlmii facie evidence in all
judicial proceedings , nnd nniple provision Is
made for enforcing tlio recommendations of
tlm commission through the courts when
necessary. _ _
AVliat tile : Ilawkoye Scnnto mill House
Drs : MOINKS , Iowa , Feb. 10. The special
order of tlio house to-day was Hrown's bill for
compelling tlio owners of adjoining lands to
join in building partition fences. A long de
bate followed , which ended by a vote of 49 to
10 in striking out tliu enacting clause.
Tlio judiciary committee , to whom had
been referred tlio charges against Judge
Hayes , held n meeting this morning nnd
heard the arguments of .Milton Itcmleyof
Iowa City , and John Mahin of Museatine , in
favor of jurisdiction of the legislature to pass
upon the charges. This evening
tlio committee decided by a vote
of S to 0 to rcpoit to the house that thu
charges against Hayes wairunt an Investi
gation by n special committee appointed for
In the senate the afternoon was spent in
discussing Hutchitis' bill for continuing the
half mill tax to raise a limit for u soldiers'
homo nud piovido for repairs to the
charitable institutions of the state.
The debate developed some opposition
to continuing the extra half mill
tnx , though the general sentiment of tliu sen
ate favored a soldiers' home. Amendments
restricting the purpose of the bill to provid
ing fern soldiers' homo weio voted down ,
nnd the bill finally passed substantially as re
ported to the senate , but two votes , those of
Karlo nnd llcndrle , being ngninst It.
Simple CoreiuoiiloH ol1 tlio Dead at
Governor Seymour's Funornl.
UTIOA , N. Y. , Feb. 10. The funeral of ex-
Gov. Seymour took place from Old Trinity
church at 3 o'clock to-day. Itev. Dr. Good
rich of Calvary church , offered prayer nt
KoscooConkliim's residence with the family
anil relatives of thedeceascd nt 1 ; oO p. in. After
the funeral services In the church tlio remains
were taken to Forest Hill cemetery and
placed In n chapel of loses , where the sculp
tor , David lllchard , of New York , took a cast
the Inco preparatory to making n mniblo bust
of thoex-govcinor. The weather was cold
nnd disagreeable. At 9 o'clock the doors of
the Conklhig mansion were thrown open for
tlio public to view the remains of the Illustri
ous dead. For three hours crowds of people
from Utlca and surrounding towns filed Into
the house nnd nast the. casket , taking n last
look nt the features of the dead statesman.
Mho body reposed In n casket of red
cedar , covciciL with black broadcloth ,
with oxidized ti ImmlngH similarly covered.
' 1 ho lining of thn casket was or Culr colored
satin , and tlio cover for the entire length was
of glass. The oxidized silver plate let Into
the shrine on Iho cover bore the following
"Horatio Seymour , born May 31 , 1810 , died
Fcb'y ialt > 80.- '
A number of very beautiful tiorul tributes ,
received Irom Washington , New York , Al
bany and other places , were placed on ami
about the casket.
Non-Part ten.h Plnn.
CouiMHi's , Feb. W ; The Pugsley bill for
non-partisan election of police commissioners
In cities passed the senate. Tlio concui renco
of the house is Conceded. The bill is In
tended especially lor Cincinnati.
ALL THE NEWS OF NEBRASKA
A Prominent ami Respected Citizen of Hast
ings Passes. Away ,
OLD SAR'PY Girrr WITH STEEL
More Miles or Unllrond Tlmn Any
Comity In the Stnto Ucd Cloud
Ablnzo With tlio G. A. U. En
Death or nn Excellent Nobrnnknn.
HASTING , N'ob. , Feb. 10.-Speclal.J | This
community was saddened this morning by
ha announcement of the death ot L. 1) . Dent ,
vlio has bcon a prominent citizen of Hast-
ng for the past six years ) . His death has not
icon unexpected , as ho had been very sick
vlth tjphold lover for about three weeks , bo
ng stricken with that disease shortly after
ils return from n trip to Washington.
Mr. Dcnthns been a resident of Hastings
or about six years and has always been
dcntlllcd with tlio Interests of the city and
state. During Tils earlier residence here ho
was engaged In tlio practice of law. Two
vceks after the llrst publication of the Adams
bounty Democrat the deceased became
ntercsted In that enterprise as one
of the editors and proprietors , tlio linn iinnio
cadlns Thompson & Dent. As an editor ho
showed considerable talent , being a ready
and forcible writer. . After remaining a
uernber of the Him of Thompson & Dent for
about ono year the deceased dissolved the
connection and went to Dutto City ( Mont. ) ,
where he again engaged In the newspaper
llctnrnlng to Hastings in the latter part of
1SSI Mr. Dent entered the City National
> anlc , of which hlsbiotlior-In-law , Mr. h. II.
Tower , ot Omaha , was then president. After
ho removal of Mr. Tower to Omaha
Mr. Dent assumed the management
of the real cslato. nnd loan Imsl-
icss of L. 11. Tower & Co. , of this
city , a position which he accepted until ho
was taken with his last sickness.
Mr. Dent was a firm and uncompromising
Klhcrcnt to the democratic party , and nt-
laincd quite a prominence in state political
circles. In Hastings ho was cxccedhiKlv
popular with all classes on account of the
lively Interest ho manifested In everything
relating to the interests of the city. His un
timely death is regretted by all. He leaves a
young wife and two children , the youngest
Imta few days old. At the request of the de
ceased the Ittucral will bo held at sundown
to-morrow ( Wednesday ) evening.
Old Snrpy's Railroads.
PAi'iu.iox , Neb. , .Feb. 10. [ Special. ]
Ilailroad matters are becoming complicated
iinil interesting to Sarpy , county land owners.
The Missouri Pacific Is exerting every effort
to complete Its now line lo Omaha. To the
uninitiated it seems this little piece of road
should have been built four years ago , when
right of way into Omaha could have been
bought for half the rates now paid. For four
years the Missouri Pacific has paid the Union
Pacific SCO for every train run over the tatter's
road between Fapllllon and Omaha an ag-
gicgatu great onollgh to. build two lines of its
own into the city. \
The 15. & M. . or Its'oftsprlng , the Omaha &
Nortli 1'latto road , is pushing things lively
on tlio Ashland cut oil. Sarpy county will
get two towns on this line , one about four
miles west of Pnpilllon , the other about five
miles this side of Ashland. The first will die
young , but the other will be a thriving place.
It will command a big territory , is near tlio
famous Platte and Elkhorn bottom hay
lands , and within a short distance of
Convoy's gold mine. But perhaps you
may not hnvo heard of this Sarpy
county Aladdin , lie is a little , old Irish
man , who owns a farm near Forest City.
Two years ago , while digging a well on his
lilace , ho struck a rich vein of gold quartz ,
look samples to the city , procured an assay ,
came homo and soon received I'apilhon capi
tal to assist him In working the ' 'find. " All
went well for n little while , tlio assays prom
ised big returns , the qunrtz seemed Inex
haustible , but for some reason the work sun-
dcnly ceased last summer and has not since
been resumed. Soon after the dlscoveryof
this gold deposit land in that locality took a
big jump upward , hut later fell with a rude
shock , only to bo boosted again by sure pros
pects of a good town In that vicinity.
Sarpy county will , when these two roads
are completed , contain more miles of railroad
in proportion to size than any other county
In the state , and , thanks to the Aran Wycklan
tendencies of the people , not a dollar's
worth o bonds have ever been voted to any
The Grand Army Kncninpincnt.
llKi ) Cr.ouo , Neb. Feb. 10. ( Special Tele
gram. J The ( Jraud Army of the licpubllc
holds Its annual encampment here , com
mencing to-morrow. Our clti/.ens have made
every preparation possible for tliu entertain
ment of the guests. Masonic hall has been
converted Into a dormitory. Those who can
not secure accommodations at tlio hotels will
bo entertained at private houses. Largo num
bers of delegates and visitors arrived on the
evening trains. The weather Is line , ami the
Indications are that this will bo the largest
encampment ever held In Nebraska. Our
streets present a lively appearance. The Kx-
etcr cornet band gave a moonlight balcony
serenade In front of the Gardner house this
evening. The department hcadqitailers are
at the hotel , and the encampment exercises
will bo held In tlio opera house. Lively times
are expected In the election of officers and
determining the location of the next reunion.
UIIOWNVIU.I : , Neb. , Feb. 0. [ Special Tele
gram. ] Silas C. Johnson of lirownvlllo ,
aged IV ) years , accidentally shot and killed
lilinsclt while returning f-tom work at 5 p. in.
to-day. Mr. Johnson was a well-known and
Killed IJy u Hiumwuy Ton in.
KANOIIOFT , Km , * ' Feb. 10. [ Special. ]
Daniel McKeegan.ui farmcrllvingiu'artown ,
was killed by hi * team running away yester
day morning. The unfortunate man was 53
years of nge , unmarried and well-to-do ,
"Doc" HIIKKH WUl the AVork.
BI.OOMIXRTON , Feb. 10. The astounding
confidence game , which was perpetrated hero
last Thursday , -by which George llradner ,
an old business man , was beated out of S5-
00) , was almost certainly done by the no
torious "Doc" Haggs , formerly of Denver
and more recently of Chicago. Daggswas
been hero on Wednesday by a railroad man
who knew him intimately lor years In Cole
rado. He was stopping at the Abhley house.
Uaggs was several times talking to a gray-
haiied man during Wednesday.
description as given by the man who talked
to him , tallies exactly \\ith that given by Mrs.
Davis of the operator who rented a room in
her house In which the job was done.
John li. Guiij1 ' Stricken Down ,
Pnu.A EU > mA , Feb. 10. The condition
of John U. Goug li , who was last night strick
en down \\llli apoplexy ; remains unchanged.
Throughout tlio night and up to noon to-daj
ho was unconscious.
PiiiMHKU'AiA , Feb. Id John ! > ( Sough's
physician rcpoiU at midnight there Is no Im
provement in his patient's condition.
THE I'OAVKll OF Til 13 PKIiSS.
Snm Sninll's nnd Sam Jones' Success
Duo to Its Assistance.
CHICAGO , Feb. 10. [ Special Telegram. ]
[ Jov. Sam Small , the avant courier of llev ,
Sam Jones , arrived hero to-day. He has
come hero to clear the ground for n revival
campaign to bo carried on for the next month
or more by himself and his associate. In re
viewing the remarkable cmado Inaugurated
> y the twain at Cincinnati , Itcv. Small
ascribed the success of licv. Jones nnd him
self largely to the eo-operallon of the dally
icwspapers. lie said : "Wherever they
lave given their encouragement and support
: o our meetings , they have helped them
largely to success. Wo do not ask any en-
lorscment of our methods from the press or
.he pulpit or anybody else. The newspapeis
are the best evangelists If they only
exercise the power they have , and no
evangelists can hope to have more efficient
revival aid than the newspaper press. The
Cincinnati papers told us that they had given
orders to give a pretty full report of our first
meeting. Then after that they thought that
a quarter of a column a day would be suffi
cient to devote to our meetings. They began
to publish two , three , nnd then on to live ,
six and six and a half columns a day. Their
circulation ran up many thousands every day
in consequence , and tlio newspapers spread
; ho revival over a country forty or fifty miles
in diameter Instead of conlluinir it to so
small a diameter as Cincinnati. K aroused n
religious feeling and started all the churches
into revivals , and they have now the most
universal religious movement In that section
of the country they have ever had. "
There was a very large crowd at Farwcll
hall In the afternoon to hear Hcv. Small
when he reviewed the work at Cincinnati.
New York Oar Drivers Make Demands
That arc. Acceded.
Nr.w YOIIK , Keb. 10. The car drivers on
the Fouith avenue street car Hue struck this
morning because of the failure of the compa
ny lo keep its agreement. Xo cars aio run
ning on the line. The agreement between
the drivers and olllcers of the Hroadway and
Seventh streets , and Hroadway surface road ,
whereby dilvcrs are to receive S2.25 per day
of twelve hours , with the hour for dinner ,
went into effect yesterday. The now ar
rangement is very satisfactory.
The airungomenl between the drivers amd
the Fourth avenue company also took effect
yesterday. In thcalternoon the drivers be
came suspicious that the company did not in
tend to carry out the letter of the agreement ,
and they threatened to strike unless tlio
agreement was enforced. A meeting of
drivers was held last night and it was de
cided to quit work this morning inasmuch as
the company had failed to fullill its contract.
Tills morning not a car left the depot and , as
a result , the Third avenue and Hroadway
lines were crowded.
The men say the company , though promis
ing to pay them Sii a day for twelve
hours work , with halt an hour for dinner ,
had violated their agreement by paying only
half the drivers and conductors that amount ,
the other half receiving from 81.20 to S1.80
each. Uesides mauv of the men had been
transferred from the Thirty-second street
stable totho Klghtv-slxtli sticet stables , and
vice versa , causing them to pay 10 cents ad
ditional for car fare. Tlio delegates lor the
men endeavored lo have the agreement car
ried out , but Superintendent Skitt , to whom
the men lay. the blame , refused , saying that
theqldracn''yt > crcigcttlng full money , and it
was" "tripping"'men , that make fewer trios
that were .receiving less amounts , and ho
thought that they ought to be satisfied.
The striking car drivers held it meeting
this morning when the assistant superinten
dent of tlio Fourth avenue road , on oehalf of
the company , asked the executive committee
of the drivers to call upon Superintendent
Skitt at the depot and lie would sign the
agreement which caused tlio trouble. The
men replied that the superintendent would
have to como to their hall and sign the agree
ments in the presence of the men , because
they had been deceived by tlio company be
fore. Those agreements provide that twelve
hours shall constitute a day's work ; that the
men who work full time shall receive two
dollars a day and that no more than twenty
trips per day shall bo made. The men so far
maintained good order. A settlement is ex
aVl'ho company acceded to all the demands
of tlio men this evcuinir , and tralllc on that
line was resumed at 8:80 : to-night.
CJhronlo Kickers Cnuso a Lock-Out.
CHICAGO , Feb. 20. Tlio McCormlck reaper
works closed down attt o'clock this morning
and 1,400 employes have to undergo forced
Idleness. The threat of certain men to pro-
clpltato a strike unless non-union men work
ing In the the moulding department were dis
missed , appears to be tlio immediate cause
for the suspension ot operations. At a meet
ing of dissatisfied employes last night , a
committee was appointed to wait upon
McCormlck to-day , and insist upon the de
mand. McCormlck hinted at yesterday's
conference if this condition was insisted on
ho would shut down his woiksindcfiualcly.
To-day ho declined to meet tlio labor com
mittee , stating his time was otherwise fully
employed and ordered a suspension of opera
The employes were dumfounded when in
formed at ! > o'clock this morning that their
services were no longer required. Very few
employes are In good circumstances , and If
the lock-out is long maintained many ot the
families will suffer for the baie necussaries
In an Interview to-day McCormiuk said :
"Yesterday 1 had an agreement' , as every
body knows , with that commlllec. They
asked several iinicasonable things. Onti was
that all the common laborers receive Sl.M )
per day. 1 granted it. I granted every thing
asked tor hut one. 1 told them that the right
to hire any man , white or bl.ick , union or
non-union , I'rotcstant or Catholic , was some
thing 1 would not surrender. Whom we dis
agreed on the matter of dollars and
cents I yielded. Where wo dllt'ercd
In a matter that Involved principle , 1
would not yield. I also wild wo would have
no trouble about the matter , anil to avoid any
trouble and to mistuin that principle , tint
works would ho closed this inorniiiu' . Why ?
.Simply because at their meeting last night
they resolved that four or live so-called non
union men employed In thn moulders' room
must bo discharged by mo or they would
strike and create n disturbance. 1 have
saved them the trouble. "
MACON , Mo. , Feb. 10. The miners at
Loomls & Snlveley'.s mines , No , 4 , Uevler ,
htruck against a reduction of two cents per
ton in the price of mining coal.
Louisviu.i : , Feb. 10. Hon. Henry Walter-
son's condition ate o'clock this morning was
much Eatllsfaetory to his physicians than It
had been since Thursday , His temperature
was reduced from loat midnight , to UH-r .
His pulse Is still at 111 , but his Intellect is
At 0 o'clock this evening Waterson was
somewhat better , though he was restless dur
ing tliu afternoon. It will bo several days
before the crisis Is past.
ihotMBVii.i.i : , Feb. 10. At 11 o'clock to
night Watterson's symptoms were btlll favor
able. This Is his 40th hlitlulay.
The Dry Gondtt Trade.
Xiw Yoiiic , Feb , 10. hast week's storm
and Hoods caused largo damage to cotton
mills , ami tlio production of goods has been
interfered with considerably. Lonsdalc and
Jlopo bleached cotton nro lessened ono-thlnl
for seveial weeks. The Amoskeag manuiac-
turing companies aio closed entirely , The
Whlttentoh mill suffered much. The mar
ket has shown no general demand , but unilci
tlio lulluenco of advanced wages and hlghei
cost of manufactures , values generally am
.much firmer. Amoskeag A ( ' A. ticking's.
Amqskeag and IVail river dunfns lYni
river tickings and Kxcelsior ' cln\-ls ; ate ad
vanced each.ffe.l- ,
SHI3HMAN AND TI1K MIESS.
Tcenmseh llcllcvcs Ills Mind On the
Tyranny of the Lover.
Xnw YOIIK , Feb. 10. [ Special Telegram. )
The Tribune says : Gen. Sherman has re-
nalncd hero since Gon. Hancock's funeral ,
but will return to St. Louis to-day.
The publication In the Sun regarding the
condition of the confederacy when Sherman
offered Johnston terms ot capitulation which ,
t Is said , would have loft the south In pos
session of Its slaves and the states In the
hands of existing governments , has caused
considerable talk. The Tribune reporter
nskcd the general about It yesterday nnd ho
eplled : " 1 haven't seen the article , al-
hough my attention has been called to
t. 1 shall not read It. The
.yranny of the press In this country Is
simply appalling. It is worse than the old
tyranny of the slaveholders. It
will cause a wor o revolution
than slavery did. It will not be bloodless
either. Why the gossips of the press has de
stroyed the social freedom of Intercourse. It
msmadomon ntrnld of tholr neighbors. It
ms led to a general suspicion and distrust.
No man can open his mouth any more and
> e sure that his confidence will bo r.'speeled.
No man can write to his acquaintance and bo
sure that his letter will not appear In print.
There Is no comfort left In the laud. 1 am
old and cannot bo hurt by this condition of
things , but It will bi the bane of the rising
generation , and they will bo obliged lo rebel
igalnst it. There will be some sort of trou
ble and then the country will settle down
again for a while. It seems as though the
man who serves his country most Is the tar
get of the greatest amount of abuse Irom tlio
FllOM OTHKH LANDS.
Terrible Accident at Liverpool Num
ber of Men Killed.
Ijivnnroot. , Feb. 10. A portion of the
iShlppurlcs Exhibition building In , process of
construction In this city , collapsed to- < lay
while several score of workmen were engaged
upon It. Most of them have been recovered
Irom the wreck , eighteen of them with broken
limbs. These have been sent to the hospitals.
It Is knowii'lltat several men were killed by
the accident whose bodies lomain burled in
Fought on the Tj.-uul LManlc.
LONDON' , Feb. 10. Loiil Do Vcscl , In re-
lily to ( iladstone'scommunlcatlon in relation
Lo the wants and .wishes of tlio Irish people ,
says that he considers that the late parlia
mentary elections were fought on the land
plank rather than on the question ot self-
government. The idea of hclf-Kovernmeiit
will vanish when the land question Is settled.
The loyalists , he says , share in the liberal desire -
sire to assimilate the law systems of Ireland
John Dillon Declares Himself.
DUUI.IX , Feb. 10. John Dillon presided at
a meeting of tlio Dublin uranch of the
National league held in this city , and madu
several important declarations in his address.
Among other things Dillon said : "Wo are
now on the eve of achieving a national par
liament for Ireland. We will only accept the
: omplctc.st form of homo rule. When we
iiavethat , then I and other Irish extremists
will join hands with the Englishman. "
The Servian Pretender Tripped Up
LOKUON , Feb.'Jli. Av.disDatcIi from IJel-
grade says a conspiracy has been discovered
there to overthrow. King Mllan ' aml place up
on the thro no Prince Alo.xan'dcY ' arageor-
gevitch. Several persons who arc charged
with being implicated have been ariesfed.
The prince lias long been a pietender to the
LONDON , Feb. 10. Lord Iloscbcrry , the
now minister for foreign affairs , lias reiter
ated to the (3 reek government that England
Is linn in her resolution to oppose war be
tween ( ! recce and Turkey.
Ilostoii Ground Co in In ; ; to View
Damage in Other Tiroes.
BOSTON' , Feb. 10. The water which for
four days has covered two square miles of
thecIW in the lloxbury dliitrictiias ; for the
most part disappeared. Great mortality in
the Hooded districts is expected. The people
are coming to the station houses nt the rale
of one every ten minutes and asking for aid.
In addition lo coal , wood- , and clothing ,
medicines ale In demand and doctors walk
along the streets in company with the police
and agents of the poor , dealing out drugs
undcoidials to those who need them. Si > :
largo furniture wagons Hre kept busy ills
tiilmlliigfoodaud fuel to the needy.
lLvviimu : , , Mass. Feb. 10. The water in
thu Mcnimac river shown no signs of falling
here. All along ifs hanks the people have
bien ! moving goods and preparing for tlio
Hood that Is expected when the Ice breaks.
Futile attempts have been madu to blow up the
ice gorge with dynamite , lu most of tint fac
tories work is suspended. Up the liver large
oaks and elms are torn up and prostrate ,
and logs and lumber are scattered
over the Hooded area that marks the path of
yesterday's Ice Hoc. In the Hooded district
of the city every house , factory and store is
Lowm.i , , Mass. , Feb. 10. It is estimated
that no,090 persons have hi > on thrown tempo
rally out of employment by the freshet heio.
A "Wrecked Klvcr Floel.
ST. Loi.'iH ' , Feb , 10 , Sixteen boats of the
government llect which broke from their
moorings al Carroll Island , have only been
saved , Among the most valuable was the
steamer , which was seriously damaged. Flvo
others arc known to have fiiink. The loss
will roach about Si,00 : ( ) , if some of thu boats
are not caught down the river.
A niir/.o in Purls.
Feb. 10.-A fjieelal to the
News from Vails , Texas , Bays : The Kcagler
block on Grand Avenue burned last night.
Loss , Su OOO , insurance unknown.
Catarrh is a very prevalent disease , with
distressing anil oifcnslvo ( symptoms , llood's
Bargaimrlll.i gives ready relief and pmly
euro , from Hut fact It actstlunugh the blood ,
and thus readies every pait of the system.
" 1 Buttered with catarrh fifteen years. Tool :
HooU'd fiarsipsrilla : and I am nut ti oublcd any
with catanh , and my general health U much
better. " I. W. I.iw.it ) , I'ostal Clerk Chicago
& .SI. Louis Itatlrond.
"I suffered with cr.tanho or R years ( tried
many wonderful cures , Inhalers , etc. , spend.
lilt ; nearly ono Imndrcd dollars tvitliout benefit .
I tried Hood's Sut-saparllla , and was greatly
Improved. " JI. A. Aiiucr , Worcester , llais.
Hood's Bampaillla Is characterized l > y
thioe peculiarities : 1st , the combination ot
remedial amenta j 2d , tlio proportion- , Ilia
procaa cf securing tlio nctivo medicinal
qualities. Tlio result Is anicdldiic of uuunuul
strength , cituctlng cures Mllicilo unknown.
Bend for book containing additional evidence.
"Hood's Sarsnjmrllla H-ats all others , anil
f ; woi tli Its wflislit in K < JM. " i. KAiijiusaTo- ,
ISO lUuk Street , New Vet k City.
Sold by all druggists , tl ; six for ; s. lluJr
Only by C. J. HOOD t C.O..Lu-.vcll. Mass.
IOO. Do8os0n'o _ .Dollar.
THE POSTMASTERS' ' POWWOW
They Resolve to Point With Pride to thfl
Present Postal Sjstom.
SECTION ON SLENDER SALARIES.
The Arduous Duties or the Country
Htntnrt Iitckor Cited llox Itont
The Fourth Itntc Meeting.
CuirAno , Feb. 10. At the second days scs
ston of ( he postmasters' national convention ,
tlio committee on mailing letters recouv.
mendi'd to congicss tlmt nil postal clerks bo
Buppllcd with cards , nnd they shall enter
thcicon all letters , cards and papers nml
their denomination nnd icturn to the mailing
point , nnd Hint the respective postolllco re
ceive credit for such mall. Adopted.
The committee on icglstry was un
able to make any suggestions. The
committee appointed to rcpoit on special de
livery submitted n rcpoit recommending that
the special delivery system bo extended to nil
towns nnd cities of1,000 population. Alter
a long discussion the report was mloptcd.
The committee on postmasters' bonds
submitted n lesolutlon that corpora
tions bo taken ns security on
postmaster * nonds. Adopted. The commit
tee on postal savings banks and postal tele
graph reported they did not consider It with
in the province of their convention to con
sider the question of legislation on tlieso
subjects , and recommended that the subject
be allowed to remain with tlio wisdom ot
congress nud thu recommendations of tlio
postofllco department , Some of the delegates
desired to plunge into tlio topic , but the re
port was adopted without debate. Tlio com
mittee on box rent submitted a rc.so-
Union which was adopted , declnrlug that
under the postnl laws of 1S71 > , In order to
induce postmasters to construct and main
tain suitable boxes for the accommodation of
tlio public , postmasters were permitted to re
ceive rents urlslnir from said boxes and the
act of congress , of March ! * , ItSSl , made the
rent of these boxes payable to the United
Slates government , that the action of the
government in receiving units for property
which it does not own is certainly tiniust ;
that the government should purchn'e
and own all postolllco boxes iiecoa
snrvlfor the convenience of patrons of the
various postofliees of the fourth class , doing
a business of Sr > t0 ! per annum , and all boxes
used in the third class , nnd receive all icve-
niies therefrom , nnd where suitable boxes
are already provided that the government bo
requested to purchase snld boxes.
The committee on organization of post
masters mutual benefit associations reported
recommending thu formation of an associa
tion. The committee said It would under
take the preliminary work of forming a so
ciety nnd insure tlio lives of Its members ,
provided a sulliclent number , as a guarantee
of good faith , advanced thu sum of S asa
Adjourned until t ! p. m.
Alter reassembliiifr , the committee on reso
lutions made the following repot t :
We , the representatives of tin1 postmasters
of the United States of the third and fourth
elasso.s , In national convention assembled ,
licrcbv resolve :
1 That we point wilh pride to the postal
system of llio United States as built up anil
extended by successive administrations ot
the national government , until it stands to
day a marvel of simplicity , economy nud ef
ficiency , transacting the niost complicated
nnd laborious of public duties witli such facil
ity , convenience and dispatch ns lo command
the respect ami confidence of the nation.
U Tlmt In the president's recommendations
to congress rclhtivo to postnl affairs we recog
nize Air. Cleveland's administration as a
worthy successor lo any which prccedcd.it.
In Postmaster General Vilas and Assistant
Postmaster General Stevenson we iccognizo
earnest and consistent champions of every
valuable improvement in the postal seivlco
and in the condition of its employes. That
we realize the relative position which the
third and fourth class postmasters retain to
llio public , and that wo earnestly recommend
that each Individual postmaster consistently
study public convenience and In every wny
possible nid llio department in making tlio
service more cflicleut and of greater useful
ness to the public.
n That the present operation of the postal
regulations , fixlnc thu salaries and allow
ances of tliinl and fourth class postmasters,1
has been found by practical experience to
work great hanlslilp to the Incumbents ot
those olllcos. Thurcnsonableilcmands of the
public as to convenience in tlio hnmlllnic email
mail make tlio administration of these olllccs
very expensive in proportion lo the salaries
allowed , thcho expenses having to bo berne
entirely by the postmasters out of their
slender salaries , and In all cases consume a
larger portion of it , and In most cases
ino'ro thiih three-quarters of It , leav
ing them as u return for tlio
entire time devoted to the postal
s'-nicc of the public , In positions of meat re
sponsibility and constant labor and watch
fulness , a compensation which is entirely In
adequate and out of proportion to the labor
and responsibility involved ,
J That wo recognize In the Postmaster's
National association , ns ordered to bo formed
by this association , the official representa
tive of tlio third nud fourth class postmast
ers of the United Stales. To them we dele
gate the duty of preparing n memorial to con
gress specifying in particular the Irregulari
ties in the piChont postal law as effecting sal
aries and compensation ; authorizing them to
prepare and liavo submitted to
congicss suitable legislation looking
to relief. That lo our senators nnd ropresun-
tntlves In congicss wo recommend these , our
vuuri'sunlnliviH , respectfully asking for them
a patient hearing and equitable consideration
ol the claims which they may present , having
llio utmost confidence that thu representa
tives ot the people In congress will nlford to
( heir postal Ecrvnnts sulilclcnt menus to fairly
meet the reasonable requirements of llio
people In regard to the proper administra
tion of tlioh1 offices ,
The HisolutloiiH were heartily applauded
and adopted without question ,
Thi ) commltteu'on money orders recom
mended the "letter oC auvlcu" bu abolished
IIH ciimbeisoino , and that the name of tlio
payee and remitter bo written on the face.of
tliu order and a copy enteied on the stub
after the style of the present postal note ,
The commit ten filso lecomnionded the fees
charged on issuing money orders bo reduced
nnd graded ns follows :
SI to SKI c
815 to 80 ISo
S : t o SMI ' -'Oc
860 to S75 .Me
Itwns resolved to appoint nn advisory -
committed of live lo woik In conjunction
with tlio national committee. * &
J. II , Patterson was madu n member of the
The convention then adjourned ,
Six I'er.soiiH Iturncd ( o Dentil.
Mu.WAUur.i : , Feb. 111. The Kvcnlng Wis
consin's special from Plymouth , WIs. , says :
This city was startled this morning by Intel
ligence received by cornier nnd since con
firmed , that James Khlu , wife , father nnd
three children , nnd a Mrs. Kcnney , per
ished by Ihubnrnim ; ot' F.lilu's residence In
thu western part of Iliu town of Grceuboro ,
this county , at nn early-hour this morning.
As thu hired man nlonii escaped , and as he is
known to bo of a vicious character. U Is
thought that thu lira and loss of llfo Is the
result of lovcngnfiil Incemliatism. The re
mains ot some of the niL'iiibi'i.s of the family
linvu been taken from the ruins. An in
quest Is In progress ,
About aw Had an
MONTISIIAI , , Feb. 1(1. ( Jmlgo Yntca of
Peorla (111. ( ) , who acted us curator to n rich
widow of tlmt place , and who , nftrr havlnp ?
squandcicd her fortune of over Sl.'OJ.OW ' ,
absconded and doodled his wlfo and family ,
has , together with n young woman luimo'd
Camcion , whom it is alleged ho had ruined
nud who lied with him , lieon liacrd to this
city. Thi ! woman IB still hen1 , but Vaids dii *
nppcntcU a lew days n. o , liavinif , It ia
thoufclit.dUcuvctcd the pioi'iicn of several
tlutccllvBS in tiio city.
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