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Gladstone's Propounds His Irish Land Bill
in the Honso of Commons.
DetnllH of the Plan to 1'iirchnflo the
I/mul From the Imndlorils Not
Favorably llcciclvctl by
the Irish.
The Irlnh Imnd IUII.
LONDON , April 10. Gladstone propounded
his Irish land bill to the house of commons
thin evening. There was hardly nny excite
ment attending the event compared with the
enthusiasm which attended the proceedings
of yesterday week , when the homo rule mens-
me was proposed. At 4 o'clock the house
was crowded to Its utmost.
Gladstone rosn In ids plncoatfija , " p. m. ,
ami wns greeted with cheers. He said the
aim of ( lie present endeavors of the govern
ment wns directed toward securing content-
nient nmoiiLC the people ot Ireland and n per
manent restoration of social order. The
speaker's proposals would greatly benefit the
tenants of Ireland , but the landlords were
tliii principal objects of tlio measure ,
although lie thought many of these
landlords were most hostile to
the-government's ' policy. At the outset tlio
speaker wished to make a most emphatic de
nial that It was Ids Intention to ask the
Scotch and Kngllsh to run nny pecuniary
risk on nccoiiut ol the landlords of Ireland.
The history of Ireland was a long Indictment
ngalnst Its land owners. England wns not
clear ol lo.sponslhlllty , for the deeds of Irish
landlords wore Kuglisli deeds. With the
power In our hands we have looked on and
done nothing.
The laud nc * . was intended to go Into effect
on the same day on which the homo rule bill
would become operative. Itcoidd not go on
without the operation of the other , which
would provide a legislature In It eland to ap
point statutory authority to deal with landed
estates , and act between the vendor and the
purchaser. Purchases would bo made through
the Issue of lbO,000,000 at : i per cent , the
Htoek being issued at par. new Irish
consols might , with the consent of
tlio treasury , bo commuted for
stock of a lower denomination.
If tlio stock could be Issued foithwith , a
script of equal value would be Issued for the
name purpose. The act was to give landlords
the option to sell out under its terms. Its
actions were confined to agricultural hold
ings , and do not include mansions. The
stale authorities , acting between peasant ami
land owner , would purchase Urn land from
Hie latter and put the peasant in possession
ns absolute proprietor , subject to an
annual rent charge until the total
payments equalled the purchase money.
The slate would not force small occupiers to
become pioprletors. In districts where the
population was congested the state would
have the power to dccido wether expropria
tion of lee crowded laud should bo compul-
sorv. Nobody except Immediate landlords
would Imve. the option to sell to incumtiranccr ,
and then ho must sell by foreclosure and not
at an option for himself. Application to sell
would have to be made by all tenants on an
estate , and all these applications and bills
would be registered. The applicants would
bo icquired to give security for costs in cer
tain eases. Land commissioners would bo
cmpoweiodto refuse applications.
The basis of prices would depend upon the
rental fora fixed period. The judicial rental
of 1K45ould be the standard in all cases
wherein lite rent of one and to bo bold was
then fixed. In all other cases one and n com
mission would have the power to arrive at the
price by comparing other judicial rentals
with Griffith's valuation.
Thulandcommlsslou would also bo allowed
to examine the state of flic books concerning
tlio estates for ton rears back. Twcifty years
rental would bo the nominal purchase. In
exceptional cases twenty-two years rental
would make a purchase.
Applications tor sale would not be received
alter March 1 , Ib''O. ' Ten millions of pounds
of stock would bo Issued during 1S.VT. Twenty
million pounds in 1BSS roOUOOM ; , In ISVJ.
The charge upon tlio liisli exchequer
would bei."J,000tOicrannumtomeet ) | which
it would be able to levy lor tents amounting
to JLy,500.XX ( ) per annum. And thlssum would
bo the first charge on rents mid taxes raised
by the Irish government. Adding to this the
impei lal contribution , the sum paid to
laud by Ireland , would bo XO.SHO.OOO per an
num , secured nn the revenue amounting to
A.'lOti.'jOOW , no portion of which would bo ap
plied to any purpose until .fO.OOU.Otfo . wa :
paid Into the Knglish exchequer.
The present contiibiitlon of Irish taxpayers
to Knglaiid was JL'O.'JSO.OOO , of which England
paid back in civil service and in the service
of collection , 1,810,000. , The residue ,
which seemed to represent an liuperia
contillmtlon for the army , and navy
national debt and imperial civil changes , was
.W.OS.ViOO. What did Kugland do with It ? As
an Instance she font an army "of U,03l ! ) men
to Ireland and kept them there at an annual
cost ot i : ! ,000ooo-l"Jl.r > ,000 moro than the
balance mentioned. That was a .specimen o
the economy of the system the speake :
wanted to root UP.
Follow ing Gladstone , Chamberlain read
letter which he sent to Gladstone tend' ' rlii
Ids resignation ns n member of
the cabinet. In thu letter Cham
berlain stated that Gladstone's
policy would throw heavy burdens on Great
llrltain. eutailini ; an enormous addition to
the national debt , probably an immediate
Increase of taxation , not to secure ( lie union
of the kingdom , but to purchase separation.
Chamberlain then went on to say that the
land proposals , although they had been mod
ified since lie had left the cabinet , would
still Impose a great burden on Great
Ihltain without sulliclent security for tlio
loans advanced. In conclusion. Chamber
lain said lu ) was not an Irreconcilable oppo
nent ot Gladstone's policy , if the land pro
posals should bu sulllelently modllled , ho
would ho happy to hi ) relieved of thu duty of
iittimilng his present attltudu of oppsition.
I'urncll said Unit It appeared to him that
the appointment of a receiver was un-
nei'i'Hsnry nud nbsurd , because , nc"ordlm ; to
the promised statement , thu UTCI | > IS Irom
customs nnd excise duties In livlaud will
amount to within .CiO.OOO of the total amount
payable by Ireland to the Imperialexclutimof.
Would it not bn Kiilllclunt security if Eng
land took a lien upon the revenue cot-
li'otiiil by liisli authoiity in event
of the customs falling to yield
a sum sufficient to meet the Imperial charges.
The appointment of n iwelvor general
would bo must uffuiiHlva to livlmul. because
It would .show n rclurtaiu'u to trust Irishmen
even for such n small hum as J iO,000.
Mutiny announced that the hill would be
in the members' hands on Monday , and per
mission was given to Introduce thu bill , nnd
tint second reading was lixrd fur May \'J ,
Kiom ojduiuns gathered In thu lobby of the
hoiisoof commons It Is learned that some
Irish miMiibers are willing to pay for the rid-
daiico of landlords , but the majority con
sider that eight or ten years Is lung enough
time In which to complete the purihtis'u.
Many radicals are pleased with the reduction
of the sum , and consider the security good.
O.IIITS consider the amount extravagant and
predict that the bill will not pass in its pres
ent form.
_ _ _
Purnoll Iletitrns TtmnkH.
DKTIIOIT , Apiil 10. The following cable-
cram was received lu this city to-day :
"LoxnoN , April 10. Uoverond Charles
Hullly , treasurer Irish National hcague , De
troit. 1 thank you for your I'licouniging
niessiL'c udvlslm ; of the dlsnatch of thn mag
nificent biibscilptlon of 1'OW.Vo \ hero
attach no'ciedenco wjiatover to thu statement
HTontly cabled troin America as to the exist
ence of nny ill t'lvling on Iho pnitof the
National League of Amcrloa or Its lenders
towaids our muviiiuciit.Vuhavo thu utmost
confidence In the leaders of thu American
league. We value thi'lr exertion and liclp
highly , and we trust that oui organiza
tion may be maintained , nnd extend In its
Influence nud high tMUclcnvy until vlctoiy of
the IrUh cause Is seemed. PAIINKI. ! . * '
1 'I
lie Imposes on JHIs Frlcmls and Loses
KVANSVIM.E , Ind. , April 10. About two
years ntco a fcmalo minstrel party went to
pieces In this city , and among those who
were left high and dry was the leader of the
orchestra. "Prof. Theodora A. Mnrlln" was
his signature , which ho soon changed to
Met/ , claiming that the latter was his
real name. Helng a good musician ho
was engaged by T. J. { trover to
take the leadership of the opera house
orchestra. He was prosperous , ami soon bo-
Ran to have outside engagements , Henderson
being the principal point Itcccntly he hired
a hall for musical and social purposes , which
he christened the Metz hall. At the dedica
tion of tills temple he sought the services
of one of the prominent ministers to
do thn honors of the occasion , but lie
met with a rebuff. Having opened his
temple of music lie managed to persuade
scveinl newspapers to puff up the enter
prise nnd aid him on the road to fortune , Ho
still owes for the same. In the meantime
Ids wife left on n visit to friends In .lanes-
vlllc , Wls. During her absence lie became
enamored of onu of the demi-monde and lav
ished considerable money upon her.
A week ngo Thursday night ho
was professionally called to Hender
son , nnd he took tlio woman nioni ; with
him , Intioducing her as his cousin.
They put iii ] nt the leading hotel there , nnd
'he woman was Introduced to many of thu
mst people- and went to supper with them ,
hiring thn evening she was rocoanlzcd by
mo of the Henderson bloods. He informed
Im pioprietor of the hotel , whoo wife was
hatting with tlii ) woman , of the character
f the "cousin. " Prof. Metz was called
.own Into thu lobby , mill ns ho
nndcd on tiie ground floor the
iropnetor struck him between the
n-es , and knocked him nlmut fifty feet.
If nn officer and other men had not In-
erfercd , he would Imve been killed. The
irofcssur lied nnd left Ids cousin behind.
They botli met on Water street , and
'n the rain and mud they walked
o the depot , n sadly broken
ip pair. Since the matter be
came public in this city Metz has not been
; ten ; on the street. A friend yesterday pur-
ihased a large package-box , am ) Mutz at once
lommeiiced jiackini ; all Ids elTccts nnd was
een on thuKvansville it Torrellauto train
ivlilch left at midnight for Chicago. He was
ylngdown on the seat , evidently endeavoring
o avoid recognition. Manager Groves has
wen handed n note from Metz , to the effect
: hnt ho had left for parts unknown , but
ivonld return In time for the fall opening ,
'letIs well known In Chieairo , St. hottls ,
ndlanapolis , Terre Haute , and other places
iVhcre he has worked.
Cholera at
Niw Yonit , April 10. [ Special Telegram.J
Tlio Herald's IJoiue cable says : For some
lays past it lias been rumored that cholera
lad appeared at Brindisl. To-day 1 have
nformation that there have been sixty-two
undoubted cases with saveral deaths , of
ivhlch three are undoubtedly from Asiatic
cholera. There are also some cases in the
country immediately around lirimllsl , but it
s dilllcult to get at the precise facts on nc-
coiiut of the reticence of local authorities.
liiti.NDisi , April 10. Sixty-eight cases of
cholera have occurred here , ten fatal. The
: ) lllcials declare the disease sporadic.
PAIIIS , April 10. The development of chol-
_ n at Hrinulsl causes alarm in France , espe
cially along the Italian frontier. Precautions
; > t the most stringent kind are being iusti-
utpil to prevent the scourge entering Franco.
AI.KXANIHIIA , April 10. A quarantine of
seven days lias been ordered hero against nil
arrivals from Brindisi , Venice and Ancoua.
Central Trnilic Association.
OIHOAOO , April 17. At a meeting to-day
: > f the Central Traffic association it adopted a
resolution requesting Commissioner MIdgcly ,
if ) the Northwestern Hallway association , and
Commissioner Bianehard to prepare a plan
for Inking cnio of the business going through
cross points between St. Louis and Peoria
nnd Pcorin nnd Chicago , so ns to avert In-
larmonlous action by lines having routes
through Seneca , Beardstown and like points.
A telegram was received from Commissioner
FinU saying that the Lclilgh Valley had
given him assurance that it would positively
maintain tariff rates. The special commit
tee , to whom was assigned the task of ap
pointing an executive , will meet In New
York next Thursday. Commissioner Hlch-
ardson was authorized to confer with the
successors who were selected to take the
ilace of Arbitrator Uiddlo and ascertain If
: hey would accept. Thu association then nil
journcd , subject to call.
\'cstcrduy'B llnaollall ( James.
Tim base ball games played by the leading
clubs of the country yesterday resulted as
follows :
At Savannah , ( ia. Snvannnhs4.Chlc.igos - .
At Augusta Augustas 8 , Nashvllles 0.
At Washington Nationals 0 , Jersey CItys
At Charleston , S. C. Atlantas 0 , Charles
tons 'i
At Macsn Macons 0 , Memphis / > .
At llnltlimire-IJiiltlmoresl ) , Ietroits2.
At Philadelphia Athletics : i , Philadel
phia .
The Perm Hank FrittiilR.
PiTTsnrun , Pa. . April 10. The jury In tlio
case of McMullcn vs. the Penn bank direc
tors found for the plaintiff this morning in
tlio sum of S24SU1. This was an action , In
deceit , tlio plaintiff claiming SOSOM , , because
tliodlrcctois had induced him to leave his
money in the bank when they knew it was
Involved. Thu result will open up n number
of other cases Involving several hundred
thousand dollars , which were waiting on the
result In the McMullon case ,
A Dad Dciil For I'aync.
Coi.UMiiUf , Ohio , April 10. The consider
ation of tlio rcpoitof the Payne Investigating
committee- was resumed in the house this
morning. A motion to postpone it till
next Thursday for the purpose of printing
the evidence was defeated , as was nlso that
to substitute the minority for tltu majority
leport. Tlio majoiity report was adopted by
a pnity vote , together with a resolution or-
del Ing the same forwarded to the United
States senate for Its consideration by that
body. _
Government Direulorrf ol' tlio Union
WASHINGTON , April 10 , The picsldent
has appointed F. U. Kandort , of Now York
citv ! Franklin MacVeagli , of Chicago ; Kd-
waid P. Aluxander , of Augusta , ( ! a. ; Marcus
A. Hiuina , of Cleveland , and James W. Sav
age. of Omaha. Neb , , trovcriiment directors
ot the Union Pacific rail mad company.
Another Hnllroml War I'robulilo.
CHICAGO , April 10. The Hock Island to
day i educed rates to Watertown , Dak. , to
SI1 ' , nicductlon of SMO , and toKmmctsburg
to § ! > , a icdiietion of S3 , to meet the alleged
cutting of tlio Noitliwestern nnd St. Paul
roads , Itock Island officials Intimate that n
general passenger war between the three
roads is by no means Improbable.
Tlio Great Moral Persuader.
NKW CAbTi.i : , Del. , April 10. Charles
Itoblnson ( colored ) was hanged here
tills afternoon fur a criminal assault
upon Mrs. Klla F. Gardner , wiffc of n farmer
near Clairont , last October.
NKW Yoiti ; , April 10. Tlio total number of
business lailures occurring throughout the
United States and Canada during thu last
seven dajs wnslKJ.
Tcnncssco'B New Senator.
NASHVH.I.K , April 10. Governor Bate has
appointed Hon. W. C. Wnitthorn to succeed
Howell 1C. Jackson ns United States senator.
Weather R r To-day.
MisRoum VAI.I.KV. Fair weather ; nearly
stationary tcmperatutd : variable winds , gen-
wnllycstuily. . "
Switchmen on the Baltimore & Ohio at
Chicago Stop Work ,
They Aflk That Non-Unlon Men Uo
UlsehnrRod Now York's Street
Car Strike Knights
to be Arrested.
Chicago Switchmen Uo Out.
CmcAflo , April 10. There Is no freight
entering or leavlmr Chicago on thoHaltlmoro
& Ohio lines to-night. About sixty switch
men employed by that company struck at
eon to-day and only a sufllclont number are
till on duty to cnio forniilving nnd dcpart-
ng passenper trains. Division Supcrln-
cndent R 11. llrllton sold to-night : "Tlio
.trlklnt . ; switchmen scut In n petition re-
.uestlng the discharge of eight men whom
hey alleged to bo unlit associates for them ,
ml giving the company till to-day to answer
lem. At 10 o'clock this morning General
lanagcr Dunham , Superintendent Foracro
ml myself went Into consultation with n
ommlttccof the men. Alter wo had heard
lielr statement , and they had acknowledged
hat their leal rcnson for desiring the dls-
hargo of eight of their fellows was that they
vorkod during the stilko of 1831 , tlio com-
ilttec went out. While wo were conslder-
; ig what to do 12 o'clock arrived and shortly
ve were notllled that the men had quit
Superintendent Urltton said the company
i'as prepared to make no concessions , but as'
; ome of the objectionable men were already
caving the company's employ of their own
iccoiil , matters would perhaps adjust them-
elves shortly. It is said tliat the switchmen or'
ho Lake Shore and Michigan Southern com-
lanles , who presented similar resolutions.
vlll go out to-morrow noon. The statement
hat the Chicago , Hurllncton & Qiilncy men
lad struck Is now found to be incorrect.
Alt the Indications are that there will bo a
triku of switchmen on the Lake Shore road
o-morrow. To-day General Manager
iVrlglit arrived In the city , nnd after n con-
'ercnco with the ofllccrs of the road decided
lot to grant the request that a number of
non-union men bo discharged. Wilght re-
'uscd positively to clvo nny information to
lie press as to t'ho course the road would pur-
lueln case of a strike.
Matters nt lOnHt St.
EAST ST. Louis , April 10. Late last night
.he sentinels patrolling the railroad yards
ivero startled by hearing several shots fired ,
I Is supposed , nt them , from the direction of
ho houses near ttie junction of the Cairo
ihort line nnd Pitt-sours railroads. This sort
f attack upon guards has been frequent , but
: io ono has yet been injured. General
tcecc , commanding the militia force
icre , issued orders that hereafter If
ihots nro fired from nny building
n cast St. Louis , tlio guards shall surround
atich houses , raid them and arrest all guilty
or suspected persons found thereon. Two
.lepnty sheriffs last night , while guarding the
Vniidalia yards , were approached by a num
ber of men supposed to be strikers , who cn-
jngcd them in conversation , during the prog
ress of which they attacked the deputies and
beat them badly. Upon thn approach of sev
eral sentinels the assailants escaped , leaving
'ho victims In an unconscious condition.
ST. Louis , Mo. , April 10. Last night an
.tnknown man occupying n position made
vacant by ono of the strikers of the Uurling-
' 011 road , was attacked by a paity of monwho
iiiockcd him down and ocat him severely be-
'oru he could escape. During- the light n shot
was liredby some one , which had no effect.
St. Ijonls Citizens Snubbed by 11 ox I o.
ST. Louis , April 10. 11. M. lloxle to-dny
addressed a letter to Dr. Thomas O'Hcilly ac
knowledging the receipt of his letter of the
IRth lust. . Inclosing a copy of the preamble
and resolutions adopted at tlio citizens' meet-
ng held on the 13thrcqucstlng ; him to ap
point a committee of three resident directors
of tlio southwestern railroad system to con
fer with six others , three each , representing
eiti/.ens nnd unemployed railroad men ,
the committee to devise menus to put nn end
to the labor troubles , lloxio , in the letter ,
calls attention to the fact that tlio railroads
lire now in full operation and that the action
of such a committee would necessarily relate
entirely to the methods by which ox-em
ployes might bo restored to tlio places they
voluntarily abandoned and would not bcnc-
lit the public nt largo.
Knights to be Arrested.
ST. Louis , April 10. Warrants were issued
this afternoon for the arrest of Martin Irons ,
hairiiian of the executive committee of
District Assembly No. 101 ; A. C. Coughlan ,
chairman of executive committee District
Assembly No. 93 ; George M. Jackson ,
formerly n prominent local politician , nnd
S. M. Nichols , telegraph operator , on n charge
of felony for interfering with the telegraph
wires In connection with wire tapping
alleged to have been done two weeks for the
purposeof Intercepting telegraph dispatches
between Gould and Vlce-Presldent lloxle.
Against Noii-Unlon Men.
Niw Yoitic , April 10. This morning all
cars operated by the Third Avenue company
"tied up. " These lines are the Third
nvcnuo main line , Lexington avenue nnd
Grand Central depot , One Hundred nnd
Twenty-filth street , cro > s town nud cnble
road , which runs up to the nveiuio from Ono
Hundred nnd Twenty-fifth street nnd
beyond. This Is owing to the refusal of the
foinpuny to ncci-de to the demands of the
Kuiplro 1'iotcctivo association thnt the com
pany discharge a few non-union men. Third
avenue from early this morning between the
.stable nt Sixty-fifth street and the ISowcry ,
was lined with police to prevent Interference-
on the part of thu strikers if the company
hhould procco.l to run emu Po
licemen were held In reserve at headquar
ters and police stations along the route of the
load. Tlio superintendent of pollen had n
confcioiico with the olllcers of the road nt
which It wns decided to make no attempt to
run beyond Sixtieth street stables , or below
Grand Mieet , and to keen up communication
between thcso two points to the greatest
piactlcahlo extent. The company has de
cided to run ns many cars as they can pel
drivers for between the stables at Sixty-tilth
street and liroomn street , beginning at 10
o'clock tills morning.
: A 1IA11) ON" HATS.
HANKIIIAI. , Mo. , April 10. Last night the
strikers or sympathisers attacked three nun
employes of the Missouri Paclflo railroad.
Ono CM-'apcd without Injury , but the other
two were badly beaten. No arrests were
made. _ _
Milwaukee Tailors' Scheme.
CHICAGO , April 10. Some of the clothing
manufacturers of Milwaukee/ whoso men
struck for an advance in wages last Tuesday
have been compelled to send their goods to
Chicago to be made up. To prevent this thn
Milwaukee union sent two representatives
hi'io to-day who nro endeavoring to induce
the Chicago union to refuse to wjrk on jobs
sent from Milwaukee. The local union wll
hold a meeting to-morrow night to discuss
the matter.
A Reduction of Wnjres.
CHICAGO , April 10. The Inter-Occan'b
Centialla , III. , special says that Supcrin
teiulent Dent , of the Ohio & Mississippi rail
road , served notice to-day ' on all etatloi
agents nnd foremen that their wages wouh
bu reduced in consequence of business de
pression resulting from the southwestern
railroad strike. Tlio cutting of wages of thu
station agents varies nom $5 to 15 pe
Kmlorslng Gladstone and HomoTliilc
Mo.vntKAi. , April 10. A largo representa
tlvo niiotln < : was held hero la&t night , whlcl
endorsed Gladstone and the home. rule bill
V Farmer Siiot > hml Rolibcd on tlio
CIIADIION , Neb. , Aptll 10. [ Special Tele-
Tiu.J A settler ot li'awcs county , named
IcDcrmott , was foutul , lying unconscious on
ho bank of the White rlrcr , four miles west
f this place , lastSunday morning. Ho was
mmcdlatcly brought to this place and placed
iidcr the cnro of a physician , when It wns
Iscovcrcd that he had been shot through the
eg and body , and that his life was In n
angcrous condition. At 2 o'clock this after-
loon McDermott breathed his last , Ujfore ho
lied ho said that whllo crossing the White
Ivor bridge Saturday night with a team ,
omo unknown person fired at him with
i Winchester rifle , the shot of which took
fleet and ho fell from the wagon on the
iank. Ho also stated that lie was robbed of
The coroner's Inquest , held this evening ,
csulted In a verdict that McUermott came to
its death by a gun-shot wound supnoscd to
nvo been done by a person named Woodard ,
i'ho now lies In jail at this pl.ico. Wood-
rd's wife Is also supposed to have been Im-
illcatcd In Urn affair nnd will bo placed under
rrcst. The latter person lives In Dawes
ounty , five miles west of here.
Vddltlonul Deaths and Burial of the
ST. Ci.oun , April 10. Solemn requiem
nass wns held In the cathedral this morning
> vcr the remains of thirteen victims of the
yclone. Father Stempcr ofllciatcd , and
Imllar services took place in the Church of
he Immaculate Conception over the remains
it four victims. The services wore conducted
iy Fathers Gross and J. Casper. Both
ihurches were heavily draped , The funeral
cortege passed on Its way to the cemetery
lirough the devastated districts. About 2,000
icrsons were present who came from ail over
lie country. The dead were burled in two
argo graves nine adults in one , and eight
ihlldren In the other. Mrs. Stein was buried
esterday and Mrs. Fehr to-day , in the North
Star Protestant cemetery.
Annie Xiebald , : t years of age , died from
ho effect of n fracture of the skull In tlio hos-
iltal this evening. Wilbur D.ihlmacr , a
'armor of Uuckmantown , twenty-lire miles
'roin here wns killed , and n workingman
mined Clark on Senator Huckinan's farm ,
vasalso killed. Fifty-four wounded have
> een attended to at the hospital. There ore
hlrty there at present , and live nt the con-
, -ent. Everv house in the vicinity lias one or
uore wounded , and therp are close on 100 in
ured in the two towns.
ST. PAUL , April 1C. Nothing further has
) oen received from the scene of Wednesday's
cye.loue. This afternoon seventy-one dead
bodies were reported In all. It is believed no
others were killed. Cosh , provisions and
clothing are being rapidly forwarded from
til points.
MixNHAi' , April 10. The city council
o-dav passed a resolution appropriating
S23.000 for tlio benefit of the cyclone suf-
The Storm in Iowa. _
DKSMOINKS , la. , AprlllO. Keports fronf
points visited by theBtorm , of Wednesday
show a vast amount of-property destroyed ,
uid a number of persons killed or Injured.
At Coon Hapids forty buildings were wrecked
valued at SlOO.ojo. Tho" railroad track was.
covered with iiltiil three feet deep , and the
country around for miles was covered with do-
tirls. Ascvcn year old'bov named ICe ors was
Itilled.Two men , a woman and a child were
seriously Injured. Many persons arcentlrely
The house of F. 0. Leo , five miles from
Lennox , was picked up and scattered in
splinters over the country. Ten persons
were in the house at the time , but none of
them were killed outright , three of them re
ceived fatal injuries.
The residence of a farmer named Nobles ,
near Prcscott , was demolished , but the
family escaped with slight injuries.
A vast amount of property wsis destroyed
In Adams county , but no lives lost. The
barn of Mr. Schaeffer was wrecked and two
horses were killed. Numbers of houses were
unroofed , barns and sheds wrecked , and
fences and outhouses , , . .
trees , luiiuu iliiii uuiuuunuo , iv > v.n-u. .
Ill Taylor county a farm house , live miles
from lied ford , was carried 303 yards. A'bQy
of 14 and a girl of 11 were severely bruised ,
while the mother and babe escaped without a
The darriago to property in Story City and
vicinity Is estimated at 55,000.
Four farm houses ami a school house were
wrecked near 12xi ra.
Kmmetsburg had six hours of rain and
hall , doing great damage to windows.
Science fur tlio Sick.
Popular Science Monthly : Invalids , as
a rule , have n great deal ot time on their
hands more of it than they like and to
lill tins time pleasantly is a question in
volving a good deal more than mure
amusement , The importance of mental
distraction to invalids is a fact lee uni
versally recognized to call for comment
here , my object in this paper being
merely to suggest a mode of distraction
that , in my own experience , has not only
been attended witli the happiest results
physically but 1ms proved a source of in-
teiiso and never-fulling pleasure. I al
lude to the study of botany , not the tire
some , prolitless study of text-books , but
of the woods and fields and meadows.
The beauty of this pursuit is that it takes
tlio student of doors , and throat and lung
troubles , as has boon truly nald , arc house
diseases. I am speaking , of course ,
to those who hare begun to light
tlio enemy before ho has "caji.turcd the
inner defenses , and who are. supposed * o
bo .strong enough to do a reasonable
amount of walking and some solid think
ing. Tor botany , though the simplest of
the sciences , cannot bo mastered without
some ell'ort. You are mot right at tlio
threshold by that fearful , Icohnicnl vo
cabulary which must be conquered be
fore advancing a single stop a labor so
formidable , and ropellunt , when under
taken according to the old school-book
method , that I do not wonder so many
have shrunk away from it in disgust erin
in despair.
. .
There are no Jvead-I'onoils.
New York Mail arid'Express : There is
no lead-pencil In existence , to-day , and
tliero hare , been , none for moro than
forty years past. Tlioro was a time when
a spiralo of lead ciit from the bar of
sheet sutliccd to 'make marks on white
paper or some rougjied abrading mater
ial. The name lead-pencil comes from
thu old notion that the products of the
Cumberland mines m England are lead ,
instead of being plumbago or graphite , a
carbonate of iron , capable of leaving a
leiul-colorod mark. "With tlio original
lead-pencil or t > trip , and witli tlio earlier
styles of the lead-pencil made direct from
Cumberland mines , tiio wetting of tlio
pencil was a necessary preliminary of
writing. Hut since it has become a
manufacture , the lead-pencil is adapted
by numbers of letters to each particular
design. Thcic are all grades of hard
ness , from tlid pencil thnt can bo sharp
ened down to n needle point to thu ono
which can not maku other than a broad
mark. Hotween these two extremes are
number of gradation which cover all the
uses of thu lead-pencil. These gradations
are made r > y taking thu original carbonate
and grinding and mixing it with a fine
quality of clay , in different proportions 0I I ,
according to the quality of thu pencil re I-
quired to bu produced. Thu mixture if
made thoroughly , and then Muoe/cd |
through dies to form and size it , after
which it is dried and incased in its wood'
en envelope.
Legislation for the Benefit of Nebraska and
Nebraska People.
Dorsoy Makes n Talk ARnlnst Imita
tion nutter JuilRO SnvnRo's llo-
nppolntmcnt The President
too I'oor to Mnrry.
Senator Vnn "U'yolt'fl "Work.
WxsntNoo.v , April 10. [ Special Tele
gram. ] Senator Vnn Wyck reported with fn-
vorablo recomtncnilntlon from the committee
on Improvement of the Mississippi river , to
the scnnto to-day , his bill making npproprla-
tlons of'SW.OOO for the Improvement of Knst-
port , opposite Nebraska City. Ho added nn
nmciidinont appropriating 553,000 for 1m-
provemint of the Missouri river nl Plaits-
mouth and 850,000 at or near Omaha.
The honso to-day passed Mr. Dorsoy's ' bill ,
which was passed by thu sctinto some time
ORO , creating two Innd districts In Nebraska
the northwest land district and tliojSlilney
district. Tlio bill only needs the president's
signature to make It n law. The president
will Immediately designate the location of
the otllces , and then there will bo a scramble
among Nebraska mugwumps for the four of-
ilcos It creates.
Ilerjresontntlvu Dorsuy , of Nebraska , to-day
appeared before a sub-comnuttoo of the hotiso
committee on commerce , which has for some ;
time been considering a bill to tax the manu
facture of imitation butter. , Mr. Porscy
frankly stated that ho was largely Interested
In the manul'actme of pure butter , being n
third owner of a dairying association ,
but bo was the better prepared ,
by reason of that Interest , to
represent the evil effects of the Imitation
butter now imposed upon the public for the
genuine- article , lie made a very convincing
argument , described the nmnnfncturo of
oleomargarine , buttcrlne , etc. The commit
ted has decided to report a bill to tax oleo
margarine , nnd all Imitations of butter , 10
cents a pound , and Mr. Dorscy is conlidciit
of Its passage.
Colonel James W. Savage's reappolntment
to bo a director of the Union Paclllc railway
to-day was no surprise here. Mr. Savage Is a
well known citizen ol Omaha among the poli
ticians here and In New York , and It Is said
the president , received Indorsements of him
from the latter city as well as the former.
Secretary of War Kndlcott , who Is an old
personal friend , secured the rRappointmcnt ,
A local newspaper , speaking of the report
that President Cleveland is engaged to bo
married , says to-day : "One of the lady i > at-
ronesses of a leading charity organization is have been told by Miss Cleveland that
she ( Miss Cleveland ) expected that there
wo.iild bo.n now mistress In the white house
wiiiilu ayoar.nnd the lady says that iliss
Cleveland spoke as though the coming change
Wo'irl < "l'-not"ralford her any great amount
of pleasure. The president is amused
nttho way gossips are making a benedict of
him , and does not mean to pay any atten
tion totlio , stories. Ho goes on working , ami
does not seem so particularly fond of ladies'
society. Wliilo Miss Cleveland had some
friends visiting her recently the latter are
said to have seen the president but twice in
a two weeks' stay. To a friend who asked
him about the rumors of his apprqachini ;
marriage , the president responded : 'I can
not nlfurd to get married. I am a poor
man. ' "
The senate , upon motion of Senator Vnn
Wyck , lias directed the committee on public
lands to ascertain by what authority timber
cut upon the public domain , by the consent
nnd knowledge and under the rulings of the
Interior department , issci/.ed by the agents of
that department nnd ordered to bo sold with
out judgment or execution of court directing
the same. This resolution is not directed at
the Montana Improvement company , which
Is charged with having shipped a largo area
of timber , and there is no complaint that the
proceedings against it are irregular. Hut it
Is intended to protect citizens ami miners of
Die frontier , to whom the timber on thu lands
Is absolutely necessary. An act of congress
passed In 1S78 permits actual settlers
to cut timber on mineral lands for
actual use. Secretary Scliurz construed the
law to mean that timber coiilu be cut only for
domestic purposes , and that every man must
cut It lor his own use , and that It could not
bo sold. When Secretary Teller came into
the interior department ho modified that
order so that limber could ho cut by persons
who ( Ihi not require it for their own use and
could be sold by them for domestic pur
poses and for use at mines. But
he prohibited its being cut for bhlpmcnt out
of the country. It lias been claimed In the
Interior department that miners nnd settlers
in the uorthwost have exceeded the authority
given them by Secretary Teller , and arc ex
porting large quantities of timber , nnd Secre
tary Laumr has returned to the construction
originally given the law by -cretary Schurz ,
which is said to us working very great
hardships among the hctliers on the frontier ,
Sir. Uandall says ho proposes to do what lie
can one of these days to dispose ol the appro
prlntlon bills In the hotiso and that he will
not bo responsible tor a lone hession of con
gress. Hut for borne icason , which no one
has boon able so far to name , Mr. Id'.ndall's
committee has done less in four months than
It has been In the habit of doing In six
weeks. The work of that committee Is nway
behind , notwithstanding half of Its labors
were distributed to other committees. It is
plain , therefore , that the reason thn
committee on appropriations Is HO
late with Its bills Is n do-
si ro upon Its part to have
a hold on the proposed legislation of the
house. Tor many years It lias been the
tactics of the chairmen of the committee on
appropriations to hold back u Bulllclcnt num
ber of the thirteen to fifteen appropriation
bills to control the woik of the IIOUMI. Ap
propriation bills are privileged , nnd can suc
cessfully antagonize the consideration of any
other measure. The scheme has been to call
up an appropriation bill whenever an elluit
was made to secure consideration of
a measure objectionable to the
majority of the committee on appropriations ,
and thus Jockey all measures with appropri
ations until tlieywcra worn out. It Is said
that Mr. Kindall Is "lying low" with his ap
propriations to defeat the tariff bill. So far
no one has been able to get an impression
from him Hoarding his proposed action on
the tariff bill.
A member of the house committee on ngrl-
culture said this afternoon that ho did not IKS-
Hove the bill establishing a distinct depart
ment or cabinet ofllco out of the agriculture
would bo passed by this congress , notwith
standing the fact that It was proposed teat -
tnclr a bureau of labor with It , and make the
department one of agriculture and
labor. This , notwithstanding the fact that
any suggestion for the labor Interests gives
strength to any measure nnd makes cowards
out of members. Ho believed , however , that
the bill to tax oleomargarine and place It In
the control ot the commissioner of internal
revenue would bo passed , as ho never saw
such a demand for the enactment of any law
as this one to protect dairy nnd farming In
Tin : nousr. MAKKS A srrnT.
The session of the house of representatives
to-night , which was devoted to the considera
tion of pension bill ? , lasted forty-nine
minutes , lu which brief period forty-seven
bills were passed.
'FOUTV-MXTU coxa mass.
WASHINGTON , April 10. After routine
Imshu'.ss , at a o'clock , the Intcr-stnto com
merce bill was passed before the senate nnd
Mr. Cnmdcn took the floor. The bill before
the senate would , In the main features , Mr.
Cnmdcn thouu'ht , meet the views of the sen
ate and the people. The public sentiment of
the country , ho said , was dally becoming
moic and more Impressed with the necessity
nnd propilety of a national commission to
regulate luter-stato commerce. Mr. Camdcn
thought the bill defective , however , In the
fourth section , which dealt with thn question
of long and short haul. Mr. Cnmdi'ii sug
gested nn nmcndnmtit omitting the words
"from the same original point
of di'partme , " nnd omitting nny per
mission to the commission to make
exceptions. His amendment would prohibit
nny greater charge for shorter than for longer
distances , which includes the shorter dis-
tnnco on any one railroad , the term "one
railroad" to include all roads under the con
trol of one company , whether or not operated
under lease.
Mr. Heck offered a resolution , which was
agreed 10. appointing Mr. ( ieorgo to the
membership ot thn senate committee on ju
diciary In place of Mr. Jackson , resigned.
After mi executive session , the senate ad
journed until Monday.
Mr. Wortliluglon called up for considera
tion the senate bill to provide for the sale of
the Bridewell property In Chicago to the
Chicago * Great Western Hallroad company.
The bill passed with the amendment that all
non-competing railroads not having the right
of way Into Chicago , desiring to use the
trarUs , switches , depots and terminal facili
ties ot the Chicago < fc Great Western rail
road , bo permitted to do so , to the extent of
the rapacity of that company to furnish rail
road terminal facilities , upon fair and
equitable terms and regulations.
On motion of Mr. Dorsey , the senate bill
was passed for the establishment of two
additional land districts In Nebraska.
The committee on foreign affairs reported
.back . the Diugley resolution calling on the
president for any information in his posses
sion relative to the exclusion of American
lishiiiK vessels f i om the right to cuter ports
of Canada for the purpose of trading , pur
chasing supplies , or lauding fish rauglii in
deep water for shipment In bond to the
United States , or doing other acts which
Canadian or other British vessels arc freely
permitted to do In ports of the United States ;
nlso reqiiestlnc the president to in
form the house what steps had
been taken to bring snrli unwarranted and
unfriendly acts of the dominion authorities
to the attention of the British government.
The house , at Its evening session , passed
forty-live pension bills , and adjourned until
to-morrow. '
A Split on nil Emancipation Celebra
AVASIIINGTON , April 1C. To-day was the
twenty-fourth anniversary ot the emancipa
tion of the slaves In the District of Columbia ,
and the event was celebrated in a somewhat
unusual manner. The colored people dis
agreed among themselves as to how the cele
bration should be conducted , and as n result
divided into two factions. Each party made
elaborate arrangements for n parade and
public meeting at night , and each endeavored
to excel the display of the other. Party
feeling ran high , and It was feared that
trouble would , ensue in case the two pro
cessions should come together. Fortunately
nothing of the kind occurred. In view
of the lack of harmony between
the two parties , tuo president positively re-
fusea to review either procession. Both
passed In iront of thu white house , but
mounted policemen guarded the gates nnd
prevented their entering the grounds. The
president , through his private secretary , had
previously notllicd the chairmen of the
opposing committees that It would give him
pleasure to accept a joint invitation to re
view one procession In which qy , could pos
sibly pailfcipate. but that ho could not take
sides in the quarrel , and therefore declined
to accept cither Invitations to review the
WAMIINOTO.V. April 10. The sonata to
day confirmed the following : Army Colonel
H. J. Potter to bo brigadier goneial ; Colonel
J. II. linger to bo brigadier general. J. T.
Gregory to bo Indian agent at Lanolntc
nuoiicy , Wisconsin. Postmasters 0. 1' .
Gibbons , Kookuk , Iowa ; G. .1. Kvans , Hast
ings , Neb. : II. C. Hunt , Uelavan , Wls. ; F.
C. Sharp , Oconto , Wls.
Approved the Acts.
WASHINGTON , April 10. The president
has approved the net for the construction of
a brhlso over the Mississippi river near
Alton , 111 , and thn net for the construction of
n dam across the Mississippi river near Ifraln-
crd , Minn. _
Humored Change of U"l llo Printer.
WASHINGTON , April 10. There is n rumor
that General W. F. Itodgers , of llulfalo ,
member of tlio late congress , Is tube ap
pointed nubile piinlcr in place of Hounds.
Itodgers is a practical printer and successful
of affairs.
man _ _ _ _ _
Gnrlnnd Will Testify.
WASHINGTON , April 10. Attorney Gen
eral Gailand will appear before the telephone
Investigating committee on Monday ,
Judgs Kinnc , the Lending State Democrat ,
Gets a Very Small Appointment , !
Ho Asplrcil to n Cabinet Position ,
mill Profllilcnt Cleveland
Given Him n Job or
Countliij * Tlts.
An lovvnii Appointed.
WASHINGTON , April 10. The proslilwU
has appointed L. G. Rhine , of Toledo , low ! } ,
one of thn commissioners to examine into
niid report upon forty miles of railroad con
tracted by the Noi thorn Pacific company lu
Yak him valley In Washington territory.
lr.s ) MOIXKS , Iowa , April 10. [ Special
Teleprain. ] The democrats of this vicinity
urn very Indignant nt the president for put
ting the favorite , Judge Klnno , off with the
little appointment tlven him to-dny as In-
specter of forty miles of track on thu North
ern Pacific railroad. Mr. Klnno hnitwlco
been tlio democratic cnndfdato for governor ,
and Is present chaliman of the democratic
state committee. Soon after Cleveland wns
elected the democrats of the stnto
Dressed Klnno for a cabinet position.
Then they Insisted that ho should ,
have n foreign mission ; then thu'
governorship of a territory ; then the head ol
an executive bureau at Washington. Then
they were sure that ho would bo appointed
pension agent , nnd when the la < t pl.ico failed
n week ago they tied their hopes to a place on
thu Utah commission ; but after nil theio
disappointments lie is now appointed tie
counter on forty miles of track. They feel
Insulted that thu president should treat so
niggardly thu leading democrat of the state ,
nnd their Indignation knows no bounds. '
It Is rumored that Klnno will not accept tlio
A SAI.VK roit woiT.vnnn pn
WASHINGTON , April 10. [ Special Tele
gram.J It was stated In Iluwkcyo circles
here to-night that the appointment of L. 0.
Kinnc , of Toledo , Iowa , to hi ono of th
commissioners on inspection of forty miles
of rallrord constructed by tlio Northern I'n
clllc company lu the Ynlclnm valley , on the
Cascade branch of that company's road In
Washington tcirltory , was glvou to mollify
the disappointment on account of the ap
pointment of C. S. Lake to bo United States
pension accnt for Iowa and Nebraska.
Kinne , It Is said , felt very keenly his failure/ /
in that campaign , and it is hoped lie will
come around all right now. The pay of thcso
railroad examiners Is § 10 a dixy , traveling ex
penses nnd certain perquisites which make It
possible for an examiner to net from ' COO to
SSOObyatrlp like thu onu Kinnc has been
given , .
Sfnrdcrcil by n Frloml.
Dns MOINKS , Iowa , April 10. [ Special
Telegram.J Kldorado ad vices report ono
Klliott murdered near there yesterday by
companion named Daniels. The two had
rbcoiiiworklng together in the.'fieldwhen .
Klliott was assaulted with nn ax and foully
murdered. Daniels has given evidences o
Insanity before ana It Is supposed thnt wjillo
Insane he committed the murder. Ho has
not been found.
Grlnnoll JIns ItcciiTljore.
GitiNXiii.L , la. , April 10. The cyclone dis
aster In Minnesota awakens deep sympathy.
here. A public meeting will bo called bjr
Mayor layman to-morrow nnd some sum will
be sent to the sulfcrers.
Parcel Delivery company removed tq
307 S lith s.t. Wo nro now prepared to
check baggage to and from railroad de
pots ,
In 5th Dcnlo. |
New York Tribune : Stories of Gen.
George A. Sheridiui , the stump speaker
nud lecturer , who is generally parndod na
"of Louisiana , " tire often to bu licnrd Ii '
places where public men gather. Ho is i
said to have pnee declared the uxloife
thnt the one thing which : i stump orator
docs not need to burden himself is facts.
It is the general's idea that a facile
speaker can croiilo nil the fuels ho wants '
as ho goes silong in his speech. In illus
tration of his meaning 1m told a story otal
an occurrence- when lie wus out on ti tour
with Gen. ( Jarlluld. Ho hud mndo nn : is-
sertion witli reference to the tariff which ,
seemed to him to need some bolstering ,
nnd lie said tliut. his statement had been ,
based on tlio decision of tlio highest court
of the stuto of New York. Ho was about
to pass on , when a young man In the
audience interrupted him nnd bcgueu.
permission to ask where this decision
could bo found , Tlio gonorul wtis "up n.
Mump. " and as a jight for time in the ,
hope thai ( iarlleld might , help him out ha
asked tlio inquirer. " 11 lawyer1'
The stranger replied in the nlllrmativo.
"I thought so , " said Slioridnn , "You
look like a lawyer , and like a Miiurt | nnd
intelligent ono at that. You have doubt
less read this decision yourself ninny
times , lly tills time it became apnarnnt
to Sheridan that Gariicld wns enjoying
his discomfiture and that liu must gut out
of thu serapu thn best ho could. It Hashed ,
across his mind that there was u report
in New York known as Dunio's , and ho
naiil : "J'lio report is in uth Donio , pa-jc - ,
so and so. The young lawyer wuyorcd a
ininiilo and then Hat down , saying meek
ly , "Ah , yes , 1 do remember now having
road it myself. " Sheridan says that he-
had curiosity years afterward to look up
thu particular pngo to which he referral
the iniiiisitivo | young fellow , and found
that it was the middle- 11 report of a
case involving questions of idiouy ,
prm edicine
That extreme tlrcil feeling which la BO dis
tressing and often so unacoouiitaWo la tlio
spring months , is entirely overcome by Hood's
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Tired all the Time
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Mis. C. W , Marriott , Lowell , Mass. , was
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Everybody needs and should take a good
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la tlio best medicine blio ever took. " V. 0.
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