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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE. DTTEENTH YEAJi. OMAHA , FRIDAY , MORNING , APRIL 30 , 1886. NUMBER 271. j THE EIGHT-HOUR MOVEMENT , Great Apprehension Pelt in Chicago Over the Arrival of May First. OF STRIKES TO COME. Frclcht Handlers Will WnlkOnt , Fnr- < iilturo Makers Shut Down , nnd General Stagnation Predicted N. 1' . Imbur Demonstration. The AVnjc Workers' Struirgle. CniCAfio , April 29. [ Special Telegram. ] It appears now to be Inevitable that Saturday will witness the beginning of a gieat struggle between employers and employes over the eight hour question In this city. The more the subject Is canvassed , nnd the closer the clay approaches , tlio Inclination of employers appears to bo very thoroughly In thodliccllon of withstanding tliedeinaiidsot the men for the same pay for eight hours work as was formerly paid fe > r ten hours. The unions , almost without exception , have accepted and lormulak'il tlio demands of the agitators fern n woikiug diy ; of eight hours , but have Ignored the suggestion thai they would con- sen t to a reduction In pay. In nearly every Instance tlie old rate of f&y Is not only de manded , but in numerous cases an Increase of pay for the shorter hours Is called for. It Is stated that the freight handlers on every road In Chicago would strike on Friday night for eight hours. It Is said that the movement originated some two weeks ago nmougtliu men In the Lake Shore < & Michigan Southern freight houses , who consulted with the freight handlers of the various roads nud called a ironcrnl meeting. At this meeting It was decided that , without giving tlio railroad L oillcmls any warning , the men would iiuit work on the evening of April 'U ) . This rumor was Investigated , but railroad men In general seemed entirely Ignorant of tlie whole affair , mid no corroborative Informa tlon was obtained till 11. C. Gnno , foreman of the Chlcojo , Burlington & Qulney freight house , was seen. "Yes , " said he , "llio report is undoubtedly true. I heard of the meeting last week , and immediately consulted with my men on the subject. They reluctantly admitted the facts whicli yon already have. " It is expected that there will bo a strike of the freight handlers in the freight house of tlio Galena division of the Chicago & Northwestern railroad. They sent in their demands this afternoon. Tlio action of the men was a complete surprise to the ofllcials , as , although theiy know there was soaie agita tion among tlie men , they did not expect It to como to a head qulto so suddenly. About 1500 men employed In the four freight houses of the Chicago. Milwaukee & St. Paul railroad signed a petition to-day asking for tlio eight- hour schedule. "I think , " said a prominent furniture man ufacturer to day , "that every furniture facto ry In tlio city will bo shut down on Saturday. That is tlio outlook now. Wo expect that nearly all the workers will bo out by that time on the demand for eight hours work and ten hours pay. and it la understood that even the members of the furniture manufacturers association , whoso employes don't go out on a strike , will close their factories out of sym pathy with the stand taken by tholroigaiiiza- tion. They will all stand together. " Now York for Shorter Hours. .Nnw YOICK. April 29. [ Special Telegram.J From present indications Saturday night will bo made niemorabloby | ono of the largest gatherings for organized labor over scon in this city. A demonstration will bo held In Union square uuelor the direction of the Cen tral Labor union , which represents about ino trades unions and labor clubs. New trades arc being organized as rapidly as possible. The meeting lias been called to favor tlio sys tem of shorter hour * of labor , and not to nialco n demand for eight hours , and , in case of a refusal on tlio part of employers to brim ; about a .mammoth strike. All the unions bcllovo in short hours of labor , but they have cometo the conclusion that the tlmo has not arrived to make a united de mand for eight hours. Some of the trades will make an eight-hour demand on May 1 , others will ask for nine ; , and some will ask for ten hours. The mooting will endorse these de mands , and while it may favor eight hours for nil trader , It will not Insist on obtaining n concession at present , excent in the case of trades that have already notified thnlr em ployers of the adoption of tlio eight-hour rule. The meeting will probably , d clare that men who worlclHtccn or slxtoucn hours per day should have twelve , that men who work twelve should have ton , and that men who work ten hours should have eight or nine. By reducing the hours of won ; , tlio Central I/ibor union hopns to Incre-iso the domanel for labor , and enable tlious.iuds of people out of work to get steady "employment. The Freight Handler * ' Pcmnudfl. CHICAGO , April 29. General Superinten dent Wheeler and Yico l'roldewt Hughltt Bald they would take no notice of tlio de mands of thu freight handlers. Wo cannot penult , wild they , our employes In any de partment to Interfere with tha business of our load. Wo must , iinil will , run our trains ami shops to suit ourselves. Tim freight handlers on the Chleago & Alton lesmvod to-night to Join In tliu del- maud for eight hours without a correspond- | nur oeeivaso In wages. Tim Baltimore ) & Ohio and Illinois Central freight men are also reported to bodlssutis- lied witli tlio present condition of affairs , ami It Is said to-night that the Wabasli freight house men aru inclined to join tiio movement Inaugurated on the St. 1'aul and other roads. MILWAITKIK : , April 23. General Manager Miller , of the St , I'aul railway , was seem by an Associated press reprusentativo to-night , and while ho wouhl not give a elolinlto reply In regard to the freight handlers' demands In Chicago , It is understood from incidental remarks by him that tlie demand will not bo gnintril. He evidedtly thinks them unrea- bonablej , It seems to bo the opinion of Iho ofllccrs of the lo.uls whose- men have-uslccd fora reduc tion of hours , etc. , that tlio employes will bo unable ) to Micco..s. " > tully Imnuitiratu n strike , as they have no union. It Is the intention of the men , however , to foim a society tor this purpose * . A me'utlng of all persons employee ) In local freight houses will bo held to-morrow even I ng , j An Eight Hour Shut Down. MII.WAUKKK , April 29. Kvery planing mill of any importance- shut down to-day , in coiisc'queiico of the demands mudo by the workmen for eight hours' work nt ten hours' ' pay , which was refused. The men recently organized an assembly of Knights of Labor witli a membership of about 000 , and the htrike was ordered by them to-day , Several hundred woikmen at the mills not knight ; were thrown out by the shut down , Shut-Downs In Milwaukee. CIIICAOO , April 29. The Inter-Ocean's Milwaukee ) special says : I'laiiUInton & CVs pork packing establishment shut down thu evening. Two hundred men arc idle' . A member of the lirm said the estftblishmoiil will remain closed until there Is n ele-cldeel change In thu labor situation. One tliousani tanners ot this city made a demand for the eight hour day. No reply has yet been given , Strlko nuel Poverty. NKW Yonif , April t . With few excep tlous ( lie old employes on the Third avtmue lines bhow evidences of poverty , coinlnc from lack of work. All tell thu hamo fetor ; of liaiusnlj > 3-iu many cases pf abject need JKAtiOUS KNIGHTS OF IjAIlOH. Hlvnls Endeavor to Plnco Powdcrly In Dlnrctmtc. WASIUNOTON , April 29. [ Special Tele- gram.J The Knights of Laooraro losing confidence In Powdcrly , theirchief , andthcio are signs of trouble brewing within the ranks of the order. A knight , In conversation with . our correspondent , cxpiessod tlio opinion hat there would soon bo serious divisions in assemblies. The ono theme of discussion at all meetings nttho present time Is the late sti ike nnd. action of the general master work man In connection therewith. Thorn Is much : omplalnt against I'owdcrly , and ho Is ihmed for thu rontinuanro of the * ate dlfllcluliejs nnd the serious turn they took. Some of tlio leaders aver that If Powderly had been I'rnan of grealcr firmness tlie trouble would lave been brought to an end at the outset , it Is claimed ho docs not possess the conli- lenco of his subordinates In that degree which will enable him to bring out of the order nil the good of which It Is capable. It s true that most of this seditious talk comes from ambitious rivals nud others who cannot leas they please under the present admluls- : rallon. But , for all that , they Intend to give ho present chief some annoyance and make ils continuance- ollico as unpleasant as possible. Among oilier thing ? charged up airninst , him Is that he allowed Jay Gould to get thu best of htm in tlie negotiations that passed between them. THE OHUUO1I AM ) THE OllDRH. Archbishop I'olinii Upholdn the KnlghtB or Tinhor. CIIICAOO , April 29. Referring to the re- iioft that Archbishop Tascheran , of Montreal , liad Issued a mandate forbidding Catholics to become Knights of Labor , as being ono of Iho dangerous societies condemned with free masonry , Vicar General Con way , of Chicago , sneaking for Archbishop Fcehan , salel to-day : "The Knights of Labor is not ono of the so cieties condemned by the church. It is not lo bo placed in tlio same category with free masonry and similar secret societies. There Is n wide difference ictween their purpose , as well as influence , on the religious life of Individual members. Tlio Knights of Labor is composed of labor ing men , having no ulterior object other than lo receive just compensation for their labor. If there lias been blood shud In any place , accomnanylng the existing strike , it lias rather been caused by tlio starvation wages ilvcn by monopolies than by the malice or Ill-will of the worklncmon. Tlio Knights ot Labor , as a society , 1 do not believe are responsible for this shedding ot blood. Tlio workliiKinati lias a right to receive just compensation for his labor. The wives and children of the em ployer live sumptuously and dress finely , while the laborers family barely have the necessary food to keep away actual want. 1 am perfectly willing to publish my views on this question , sei far as limy relate to better pay for the working man. And because the society has but tnis one object , and does not interfere with the religious belief ejf its mem bers , nor assume the nosition of religious teachings , the church has not and does not forbid Catholics from joining it. The Southwest Strike. bT. Louis , April 29. The executive committee mitteo of the Knights of Labor has held no formal mooting as yet to consider tlie propo sition of the citizens' committee looking to a settlement of the southwest strike. All the members of the executive committee are neit in tlio city , and no action can bo taken till they bring together a quorum. Ono of the committee ) said thesy would consider the letter of tlio citizen's committee , but did not think the propositions it contained would effect a speedy .settlement of the strike because it takes no cognizance of their grievances. Strike Committee at St , liouls. ST. Loins , April 29. The congressional commission , to take testimony In regard to the causes of the strike on the Missouri 1'a- cllic railroad , arrived hero to-night , The commission has uo plan of action yet ar ranged , Glnss "Works Close Up. riTTSmmo , April 3D. The O'Hara Glass works closed down indefinitely to-day on ac count of differences between the lirm and some of the employes. Over SOO men arc thrown out of employment , THE LEAGUE SEASON OPENS. Now \Tork Defeats Boston After Eleven limlnjju. Niw : Yor.ic , April 29. Tlie league cham pionship season was formally opened in this city to-day by ttio Now York and Boston clubs. The attendance was 12,000. , Eleven inninps had to bu played before the game was decided. The excitement was Intense , and the reiar of voices defies description. The chances of war liuiiK In the balance , and In clined first on one side and then on the other , and tliu result was delightfully in doubt until tlio end. Gcrlmrdt carried off the honors. Thousands Hocked eiver tlio fences at tlio close , amid a din like thunder , and wanted to earry tlio players oil the Held. Bostons 4 , Now Yorks 5. NATIONALS DOWN I'lIILAlinLIMIIA. WASHINGTON , April 21. Tlio champion ship season of the national league opened hero to-day witli a game between the Na tionals and Philadelphia clubs. Never before has such an assembly gathered in this city to witness a ball gaum as that which test oil the capacity e > t Capitol park to-day. Many ladies were present. The Marine band end the blowing. The Nationals outplayed their op ponents at all points. Nationals 0 , Phila delphia ! ! . DKTIIOIT IMTCIIlNei HIJINS ST. LOUIS. ST. LOUJH , Aiiril 29 , Tim league season opened hero to-day , and notwithstanding the raw atmosphere r > , tOJ people were on tlio ground. The Detreiits played an almost per fect game , whllo their balling was very line nud heavy. The home team also played well , but falleel to get on to Baldwin , making but tlireo lilts off his delivery. St. Louis 2 , De troit 9. KANSAS CITY , Apill 29. The Inaugural came of the league season to-day was pre vented by rain. OTJir.a CIAMUS VESTIIIIDAY. At Baltimore Ualtltlmoros4 , Brooklyns 9. At Philadelphia Athletics 8 , Metropoli tan si. : At Cincinnati Clnclnnatts 4 , St. Louis 9. < A Doulilo TraRcdy. OIIICAOO , April 29. Tito Inter-Ocean's Ra cine , Wis. , special says : Joseph Uhllr , a wealthy farmer 70 years of ago , icsleling at Caledonia , this mornfiigshothis wife tlironzh Iho body , indicting n moital wound , and then committed bincidu witli the same re volver. Thu connle were married but two years , and tlio wlio recently sued for divorce on tno ground of inhuman treatment. This Is supposed to bo tlio cause of the tragedy. Itonth as a Drunken Jngo. Niw : Vonic , April 29. [ Special Telegram. ) Ono of the sensations of Now York to-day Is the unfortunate condition in which Edwin Booth , the great American tragedian , ap peared on the stage last night as lago in the play of Othello , Salvina appearing in the title role. Booth was tipsy , and made a pit ! fid exhibition of himself. A Broken Hunk , CINCINNATI , April 29. The Times-Star Mailetta , (0. ( , ) special says the bank ol Marietta closed Its doors this morning , and made an assignment to F. W. Moore and A F. Lye. Thu failure Is duo to embarrassment from real estate transactions. Thu deposits amount to over SIOO.OOO. It is thought the real estutu will bu sullielent to pay all depos Its In lull. Weather for To-dny. MISSOURI YALLV.Y. Cooler Intho north west , followed by warmer southerly winds light rains , followed by fair weather , AN OFFENSIVE PARTISAN , The Charges on Which the Webster Oity , Iowa , Postmaster WasEemovcd. A VERY RANK CASE MADE PUBLIC. Snm ItandnU's F hnrly Tnllc to Cleveland ou the Tariff Question Opens the President's Jilycs Manning Will Ilcslgn. More Secrets Hcvonlcd. WAPHi.NOTo.vr , April 29. [ Special Tele gram. ] In the executive session of the sen ile this afternoon Mr. Wilson of Iowa moved to remove the Injunction of secrecy from Ids report on Hie case of George W. Bell to bo postmaster nt Webster City , Iowa , In place of John D. Hunter , suspended. Bell was re- Icctcd some clays ago. The report is qulto long , and recites that all of the papers con cerning the suspension of Mr. Hunter , as well as those that related to the nomination of Mr. Bell , were furnished the postofllcc committed by the postmaster general , from whicli It appears that Mr. Bell determined to get tlio appointment of postmaster at Web ster City as soon as Cleveland was elected , and before the Inauguration addressed a letter to President Cleveland enclos ing Indorsements from all of the leadIng - Ing democrats in Iowa , who testified to his political activity and uselulncss and asked that tlio office as a reward therefor. These documents did not have the desired clfcct , so In April following ho got up an other lot of endorsements which he for warded with a letter , In whicli ho acts upon tlio suggestions made by the postmaster gen eral in ills "oltenslvo partisan" letter , and charges Hunter , tlio Incumbent , with offen sive partisanship , and asks his removal upon these grounds. Ho specifies that Hunter Is the editor of an offensive partisan paper ; that ho attended political conventions , ami did political work. There was no fault round with hunter's management of the of- tice , but he was removed upon these charges made by Bell. Tlio latter , by his own confes sions In tliu same letter in which were the charges , was guilty of tlio same offense. He said that ho was the editor of the democratic paper ; that ho was a member and chairman of the democratic committee ; that ho managed the Interests of the party In his county , and enclosed a circular from the executive committee of the state to show how many speeches ho had made during the campaign. Ho asked the office as a reward for his political services , and that he might bo enabled by the salary it would give him to do more political work than over. Ho was ap pointed in August , 1SS5. The committee show by a circular Issued by tlio state execu tive committee , that he made eighteen demo cratic speeches after ho became postmaster , and by the newspapers that ho continued to take an active part in the management of tlio campaign as a delegate to conventions and a member of a political committee. They charge that lie loft his postolllce for weeks at a time to do political work , and neglected his olllclal duties. The committee , from these facts , drew the conclusion that if Hunter was unlit to hold tlio ollico by reason of his partisanship Bell should bo judged by the rule , and say : "He abandoned his post of duty to engage in more active , extensive and continuous partisan work than was al leged against Mr. Hunter , and the committee cannot but conclude that his conduct was not brought to thn attention of the president , and that his nomination to tlio senate was an un intentional violation of tlio policy oi the ad ministration in such cases. " His nomination was therefore rejected. CIKViiANI : > CONVEHTini ON TJIK TAIUFF. The tariff men are jubilant to-day over the reports from the wliltehoii.se , while Morrison and his followers are equally oj > - pressed. The latter have claimed that the president has been mak ing a large number of converts to the Morri son tariff bill , and that they were sura of vic tory when It came up. But to-day the tide has changed , for It has become known that Sam llandall has called on tlio president within the last few days and had a fatherly talk with him. Mr. Randall did not mince matters , but laidboforo Mr. Cleveland his po sition In the light , and gave him tlie names of the democratic members of tlie house who would vote with him against the bill. Ho told the president that any further interfer ence In the mattur would only hurt the ad ministration , because defeat was certain , and it would not do for the democratic adminis tration to father a dcfoat by a democratic house. Ho explained that tlio free wool clause had hermetically sealed the Ohio dem ocrats against it , and brought with them many others. The president saw the logic of his remarks , and promised Mr. Itandall that henceforth ho would keep Ills hands oil' and stand aloof In the light. This satisfied Mr. liandall , and ho left. WHAT FlIEi : WOOL , MKAXP. Talking about the wool question , alarge woolen manufacturer in Ohio recently told a member of the house that the passage of tlio bill meant a transfer of the capital now em ployed in this trade to Berlin or Liverpool. "Tlio capital will go , " ho said , "but the labor cannot ; and henca that vast number of people ple now given work here will bo Idle. " The impression Is growing among tlio members that the proper tiling to bjclono with the bill will bo to order It rccommlttcd'to ' tlio ways and means committee , with the instructions to the committee to strike out the tarilf portion tion and report tlio administrative purt of the bill. bill."Will "Will Morrison ever consent to thus killing His tarilf billi" ' was asked of an anti-Morri son member o [ the ways and means , "Well , If the bill Is not reported again , the blame will rest with Mqrrl&ou andtlmanti- tariff men , " was tlio reply. MANNING WILL JtUSION. It Is stated that when the president called upon Secretary Manning yesterday ho was informed by the secretary that a new head for the treasury department must bo chosen , as It would not bo wise for him to return to his desk. Mr. Manning told the president that ho had a very narrow escape from death during his recent Illness , and the physicians nad warned him against resuming bis official duties. The president expressed his sincere regrets at the announcement that ho must part with his secretary of the treasury , and said that as soon as ho could select a now ono , who was a stalwart democrat and capa ble man , ho would accept the resignation. Mr. Manning said that ho was willing tc allow ample time for the selection of Ills suc cessor tlueo or four months if ho desired but ho believed a man could bo chosen within a few days. It is not at all probable that Assistant Secretary Fairchild will be selected as has been reported. UEFIIAT OF TIIK EDUCATION OH.I.S CKUTAIN , So far as tills congrc.ss is concerned.tho people ple of the country can safely dismiss from their minds all thought of the passage otelthei the Blair or Willis education'bills. The house In a number of ways , lias expressed against appropriating so much money for educational purposes. It Is possible , however , that II tlio proposition should come up fairly il wouhl get a majority voto. but It Is defeated already by keeping it off 'th j iloqr of the house. There Is not so much said about eeltt- catlonal bills now as thrco or four months ago , since so many measures of moment have come up , and it Id not likely that any efforts will bo made to push the proposition to a conclusion , The action of a committee affords no criterion. iAtion DiKPicvr/riRs. A number of statesmen have expressed the belief that some now plan will bo reached for avoiding or settling labor difficulties by the time congress meets again In December , and that although there are only'about forty working days in that session , an effective bill will bo passed. The committee that has just gene to St , Louts to investicato tlio dif ficulties will not report in time for any action at this session , and the agitation of the sub ject will lead to many new suggestions be tween now and December. TIIK CONClllKSSIONAI , CAMPAIGN. It Is the intention of the republicans in their struggle to elect a majority of the lower house of congress this fall to make a strong light in the south In Ylrglnla.tho C.u-olinas , Georgia , Alabama , and In every state where protection cuts a llRiirc , as the taillf question vylll bo one of the leading points. There are four districts in Vlrclnia which will bo fought for by the republicans , as they only gave about 1,530 democratic majority at the last election , and then the democratic majorities were raised everywhere , ns a president was then elected. The icturns from other slates at the presi dential election show a number of congres sional districts In Iho localities above Indi cated as good lighting ground , as democrats were elected by fifteen hundred or less , and a district with only that majority is con sidered hopeful by the republicans on a tariff Issue where there are interests to protect. There \ very llltlo hope by the most san guine In South Carolina , but North Carolina lias two close districts , Georgia one , Alabama three , Louisiana five and West Virginia one. The close districts for congicss are nearly all In the north and west , however , there being many with from ono to three hundred ma jority either way. IXTKIl-STATH CO.M.MF.ltOE. No ono believes that an Inter-state com- mcrcobill of any kind can bopasseel by this congress. Ono may pass either congress , but there are so many opinions In each house that one will kill what the other docs by amendments. A majority of the senate , and probably a majorltyof _ the house , favor a bill whicli places tlfc discretion of railroad rates In the hands of a commission , but neither house has anything like the Ideas of the other as to howfar tlio commission should be Instructed to go. Then there Is another largo and powerful class , led In "the house by Mr. Keagan of Texas , that holds that , a law that is vested in cither a commission or the attor neys of the United States and the federal courts , In conjunction with a commission , is no better than the present law ; ami they are probably right , as tlie laws would be nut of the reach of the people. They want laws for the people and roelress in tlio local county and state courts , so that common people can demand and obtain satisfaction. It will take some time to get these Ideas all on the same level. PAKTISAN IvyN-lILKCTIUC. As the Pan-Klectfjc telephone-Investiga tion , which Is belmr couelucteet by'H'speci.M committee of tlio house , begins to near its end , it becomes .more and more evident that its termination , or.rattier tlio results of thn work , are to bo political. It is not likely that the Investigation will close for several weeks yet-or that a report will bo made , but when It elocs coma It Is fullyexpcctcdiby every ono to bo partisan in its observations. When the investigation started out , it ap peared to be neutral In every dcslro except to get nt the facts. As tlmo wore on , ono who attended the meetings began to hear expressions from re publicans and democrats alike something of this character : "You men on that side ; " "he's a demo crat , " or "he's a republican , " "wo won't hurt the administration ; " ' 'all right , you can outvote - vote us , and we submit , " or , "wo arc running this as much as you , and ought to , as wo are the majority , " etc. These works of partisanship began to grow stronger and stronger a few weeks ago , until now it Is "this side , " and "that slelo , " and when the reports como there ) will be two of tliPin , representing the "two sielcs" of the comvuttce. IOWA DIUVE-WnLL CASKS. The motion to consolidate the Iowa drive- well cases , which was argued in tlio supreme court of the United Slates to-day by Col. Henderson for the farmers and Senator Ed munds for the patent owners , will probably bo ended on the 10th of May. The court will adjourn to-morrow night to meet azaln May 10 , when the final opinions of the Octobci term will be handed In. T1II3 OAMI'III'.LL-WiAViU : : COXTKST. The Campbell-Weaver contested clec- cd election case from thn Sixth Iowa district , whicli was to have come up in the house to day , has been postponed until next Tuesday. NATIONAL CAl'lTAL NOTKS. Pascal Pellctt , ot Devils Lake , Dak. , ap plied for a pension several years ago. Ills case has been held up from tlmo to time awaiting further proof. Recently ho sent n letter to Delegate Gilford Inclosing a photo graph of his back , showing the wound fet which ho claimed a pension. Ills claim was allowed within twenty-four hours after the photograph was exhibited to tlio examiner. Major Strait to-day reported from the pub lic lands committee Delegate Gilford's bill granting a section of land in Aurora county to tlie territory of Dakota for a reform school , The recent order for the change ot btatlom of several rcciments in the department ol Dakota has not been carried out , owing to r statement from tlio quartermaster general that ho had no funds with which to carry oul the order. General Sljerlelan Is determined upon tlio changes- however , even If n defi ciency bo created. The Dawcs Sioux * bill will probably come up for discussion on May 29 , when the In dian committee will have the floor. I'KIISONAll MKNTION. F. K. Love , clerk ofw \ \ United States clr cult and dlstrlctcourtsof DCS Mollies , is here visiting friends , and will take n trip down tc his old homo in Virginia bcforo ho returns tc Iowa. , T. B. jRddlngton , formerly n lawyer ol Memphis , Tcnn. , Is in'the city attending the supreme court of the United States. Chin Ijaii Pin Presented , WASHINGTON , April 29. The now Chinese minister was formally presented to the presl dent to-day by the secretary of state. In tin course of his remarks the now minister sale it would bo his constant aim to maintain am strengthen the amlcablo relations now exist ing between China and the United States ; The president , in replying , said : "I an gratified to hear the expressions of pleasure and the conlldent hops with which you eute : upon the scene of duty here , and have entln certainty that , aijlmatcd by the same splrl of justness , friendliness and generous ac counnodation which has distinguished thosi who have ) preceded you In ofllce * . Your nils slon will bei accompanied by beneliclent re suits to both countries. My cffoits shall no bu lacking in the same direction , for to tin strength of. my own purpose is added ( hi good will of the people of this country win desire only relations of unilty and comit ; with your government , " A FRIGHTFUL CHILD-MURDER. An 11-year-old Girl at Nebraska City Brutally Killed. THROAT CUT FROM EAR TO EAR. A Great Mystery Surrounds tlicjUccil , Hut the Indications Point ton Dreadful Crime Other State News. A moody Tragedy. Xr.miASKA CITY , Neb. , Api II .f. [ Special Telegram. ] About5 o'clock this evening a daughter of Lee Shellenberger , 11 years of age , was found In the cellar of her father's house In a dying condition , her throat cut almost from ear to ear. She lived only a few moments. Shellcnbergcrls a farmer thrco miles south of this city. His wll'o told the girl to clean oil' tlio cellar steps , and then went to the barn yard. The girl's brother was at the stable , according to Shcllenbcr- ger's account , and ho himself at a neighbor's. On returning , within ten minutes after tlio girl had been seen by the mother , ho started down cellar on an errand. Hear ing a noise ho asked his wife for a light , she having Just returned from the barn yard , and proceeding to the other end of tlie cellar from the stairs found tlio dying child , with a butcher knife , covered with blood , close at hand. There arc suveral theories of the af fair. One Is that the child slipped on the steps and felJ , and cutting herself , staggered to whoie she was found. Another is that she committed suicide , and still another that It Is a murder. I.ATT.It PAUTIOUI.AttS. A HKU representative visited the farm and was ushered Into the room where on a bed lay little Magclo Shellnnbcrgcr , her light golden hair stained with her life's blood and her throat cut from car to ear. On examina tion by Dr. Larsh , it was shown that the girl had received four separate cuts , one com mencing from the left side across tliu throat , severing tlio windpipe and the left carotid artery , while another commenced on tlie left side , severing tlie right carotid artery and passing tlie first cut one Inch below in cut ting the windpipe , leaving a section of It entirely severed of about ono Incli long. Tlio other two cuts were small , just breaking through the skin , one being under the chin and the other on the neck. No other marks of violence were found on her body. When found she was lying In a larso dry goods box in the cellar OP the house , which was used as a cupboard , ller body was half In the box , lier lower limbs and arms pro truding outside and resting on the ground , while a large and bloody butcher knife was not far from her right hand and wedged In between the two boards that had been laid down as a walk. The head was Testing against tlio inside of the box , the bottom of which was tilled with blootl. It was slrango that tlio inside top of the box showed but little blood , but tlio outside top was probably spattered by tlio spurting blood , wljllo * tlie walls , two and three feet from the box , were spattered with blood , strongly.clndiuatlng that a struggle must have ensued before littli ) Maggie was put In or got [ h that box In whicli her life ex pired , lier .father says her eyes were still open , and that there was a slight pulsation In her throat when ho found her. . The theory of suicide vanished In a moment - mont on bcliolultig the little" bodyand the way It was niaiiglcU , and then again the dark , Ijttlc cellar , Us walls bedecked as tlioy were with bloocl. But If not suicide , who had done this deed ? the most atrocious ono that ever happened In this county. Mrs . Shellenberger , her stop-mother , says-'when she left Maggie at the house as * stfo went to the barn to.cather eggs , she "told Maggie to brush her hair and then clean off the steps that proved her path to death. On investiga tion the steps proved never to have been cleaned. No stranger had been seen near the premises to-day , and no one was living attlic house but Mr. Shellenberger , his wife and his two children. Coroner Brauer empanelled his jury at the house to-night anil they remained In session until midnight , when they adjourned until this morning. But their deliberations bcinn secret , the BKB man was unable to find out what light had been thrown on the deed. That there has been a murder committed there can lie no doubt , hut who was the per petrator it is hard to say at this writing. But tlie coroner's Jury will sift the matter to the bottom , as the public demand it. Maggie was a beautiful little girl , who would have been 11 years old had she lived ono clay longer. Bright and attiaatlvc , and of a happy disposition , she made many friends. There is great excitement in the city to-night. _ _ _ _ _ Kiiov Councy $2 ( > , OOO Short. CUKIOIITO.V , Neb , . April 29. [ Special. ] The investigation of our county officers has been cqmplctcd by K. L. Sayre , of Omaha , an expert'and he linds our county records in bad shape , and' ex-Treasurer C. J. Kodisli slioi t In his accounts 89-104.18 , and ex-County Clerk Voc Itanda Sl,18S.o ! ; , and wamnts out standing , sas.SiO.Ofl ; Interest on warrants , 'Sl0 ; total , Sii'J,50'.09. ) So much for Inves tigation , No ono supposed our county was so much In debt. A rtnilrond Man Injured. Fmr.N'D , Neb , , Apill29. ! [ Special. ] Thos. Cody , extra forman of tliu B. & M. surfacing gang met with an accident nt noon to-day , lie was in the act of getting on"of a hand car , when his foot caught , tliowlng him to ( hi ground with such force as to break his rlghl blow. Dr. 1C. (1. Watson attended him , and ho Is as comfoi table as can bo expected nuclei the circumstances. A IMiz/.ard at Ci-clghton , CJIKKIIITON , Neb. , April 29. [ Spccird.- ] A gcnulno old fashioned Nebraska blizzard struck Crcighton yesterday evening about o'clock , and lasted nearly all night , leaving In its track four inches of heavy wet snow , The wind Is blowing hard from the north west , and when It abate * a severe frost will undoubtedly follow. Omaliti Contractor * ) in Chicago. CHICAGO , April 29. [ Special Telegram.J- No awards have yet been made for paving of streets , of whicli bids wora opened aboui a week ago , and the trouble appears that tin authorities fear tliu bids ate too low to justih letting to the lowest bidders. It is said thai the presence of some of Omaha'scoiitractori Induced the lowest bidder to make his bid : about 0 cents a yard lower than ho otherwise would have done. A Drummer Commlta Sttloide , POUT Doom : , Iowa , April 29. [ Specla Tclegram.J Henry 1'attee , who travels foi I'oole , ( illliam & Co. of Dubuque , committee suicide hero to-day. Ho has been employed by that firm for eighteen months and wa : well known and highly respected in Dubuque The supposed cause of his net was a snial shortage in his accounts , which seems to have preyed upon his mind. His wlfu wroti two weeks ago that ho was acting ver ; strangely and she believed hjin Insane. On < of the members .of the linn left last night t < look him up , though not anticipating orlou : ( rouble , . A KIUT1I COUNTS \VAIU A Syndicate of Land Pirates Bounc ing Homesteaders. OOAI.LAI.A , .Neb. , April 20. ( Special , ] Two men who have taken homesteads In this county have appealed to the authorities hero for protection to hold their claims. They state they have been ordered out of the neighborhood because the elder of the two , a man of family , was nt ono tlmo a detective In the service of the government , and the land sharks who have sot upon them fear bo will expose their traffic in tree claims. The sur rounding claim holders mo from Wisconsin , Michigan and Scotland. They threatened the. ex-delecllvo with hanging If he and his family did not leave within fourteen days. In the case of the second homesteader , a young uumariled man , they ordered him to leave on pain of death ; they wanted no "Paddys , " as ho expressed "i ' " the country , and warned htm not to put in any crop. There Is no chance of tlio men securing help here , unless through the courts , nnd that method Is too expensive for their limited means. They have purchased Winchester rlllcs and aimnuiiitlon.anil will return to their claims , determined to hold them at any cost , and bloodshed Is llkclv to result. The land In the neighborhood Is quite valuable , and tlio syndicate referred to Is using every means to secure vast quantities of It for succulallvo purposes and for eastern friends. for Clio Site. DBS MOINKS la. , April 20. [ Special Tele gram. ] Tlio soldiers' homo commission re sumed work this morning and listened to tlio claims of Cedar Uaplds , Indiannla , Mar- shalllown , Mason City and Sac City. Think ing that they were unable to decide as to the best locality for the home , they concluded to visit the ten cities that had asked for It , and so started outthis'aftcrnoon on a junketing trip , going to Burlington to-niglit , stopping nt Indianola on , the way , and to-morrow vis iting Cedar Itapids , Dubucpic , Mason City , nnd thence to Marshalltown , Orlnucll , Colfax , Jefferson and Sac City. The law requires tlio commission to begin ballot ing the seventh day , which will bo Monday. They will have to make a Hying trip to get back by that tlmo If all connections arc made. But If an accident should occur and keep them away over Monday , then further action would bo Illegal , and some of the dis appointed towns would probably enjoin the whole proceedings , and the soldiers would have to whistle for their home. It was tlio fear of this contingency that caused much opposition to the junketing trip , but soirio of the members of the commission were cap tured by the prospect of free rides and free lunches , and Insisted upon coing. Died oflllood Poisoning. . DKS MOINKS , Iowa , April 29. [ Special Telegram. ] A fowdays ago Mr. C. B. Brim- ning , jr. , a prosperous young farmer or Breda , Carroll county , accidentally cut his arm while trimming some fruit trees with a pruning knife. No soriqns. results were .ex pected , and lie rode to "town and had his wound cdrcssed , thinking it would be inlL right soon. Blood poisoning , howeVer.-ftsG't in. and he died last night from the 'ftlidil wound of thc.prunlng Unite. ' , la.- , April 29. The association 'of ' Unitarian and other independent churches is now ihconfercuce _ here , about 200 delegates from different parts of the state In attend ance. Resolutions were adopted frntcrnizlng with Unlversallsm in all missionary work. llev. Mary A. Safford wa's elected" president for the ensuing year. Arthur M. Judy , of Davenport ; yvas re-elected secretary. The Ship Hallway Bill. ' * WASHINGTON , April 29. Tlio senate com mittee on commerce to-day voted to make a favorable report on the new Atlantic and I'acilic Ship Railway bill. Ivads and such others as may bo associated with him are created a body corporate with tlio title of the Atlantic and VacilicSliip Railway com pany , with nowcr to issue capital stock and oonds not to exceed in the ngereirato ono-hiindicd millions. The United State obligated itself to pay the said company for a period of five years after the railway lias been completed and tested any siim of money required to make two-thirds of tlie net revenues of said com pany , amounting to S.V > 00IW ) , providing the total liability of tlio ( joveiiiment hliall in no case exceed $7r > 09ua ) . The bill pro vides that tlio railway bo tested bcioro tlie government assumes any obligations. Iho company shall not transport vessels of war , munitions , troops , or contrabands of war of any nation at war with the United States or Mexico. Tlio same members of the committed who will oppose tlio bill In tlio senate voted to report It. Oregon POIITLA.ND , Ore. , April 21) ) . The republi can .state convention adopled resolutions con demning tlio economy ol the postmaster gen eral whicli deprives Oregon of ordinary mall facilities ; alleged civil service reform as a sham , and the hecrcsy of withholding the removal of officials as infamous ; demanding tlie forfeiture of the land grant to the Vorth- ern 1'acillu between Wallula and 1'ortland. Herman- the present Incumbent , was rcnuin- inatcd for congress unanimously. Thi-ciUonod Retaliation In China. 1'iTTSiiuiiciii , April 29. At tlie assembly of the Women's Foreign Missionary society In session hero , a letter was read from the missionaries In Japan setting forth the abso lute necessity of a strong treaty stipulation tor the protection of missionaries in China. The Chinese outrages in tills country have caused the greatest Indignation In China. - / - > -1 A Ijost Vessel. Four MONIIOK , April 29 , A bottle was found on the bjaeh seven miles from here containing tliu following : "Ship Olivett from South Amcilca In sinking condition. John Jones. Albert Kd- wards , Geo. Samuels , General D. V. Lafren- lere. " Thorn was no date on tha note. 1'ho vessel sailed March 5 , from Hanla for Halifax. mysterious Futul DInoiRC. RowKU.snuito , W , Ya. , April 29 , A mys teriously fatal disease has broken out in thle place , nnd physicians mo powerless to save1 tlio lives ot those attacked. Victims are ! first seized with a severe pain In the head ami die-within twelve ) hours. Alter death the bodies become spotted. DI\VH | and Disloyalty , A MIAN v , N. Y. , April 20 , A call lias been Issued fora mass-meeting at the Capital park at 8 p. m. to protest airainst the ovation given Jefferson Davis at Montgomery , Ala. , yes terday and the disloyal .sentiments uttered tii we. noBtruotlvn Fire. LONDON , April u . Wilkinson's mills nl Beeston , Noliiialiaiiislilrc , together will many adjoining hoiusoa have been destroyed by lire. Loss 557.10,000. Onu thousand per sons are deprived of employment by tin burning of the mills. - The Greek Jtow. ATiir.Nfi , April 29. The minister of wai has resigned. The resignation was duo te the fact that hu did not coincide- with tliu ac tlon taken by his colleagues during his ub Ecnco at the front. The powers have np proved the action of their representative ! hern in ptescntint ; an ultimatum to tlio ( heel government. The Hull-Holiday lm\v. AI.UANY , N. Y. , April 29-rTho governoi 6lgut-d Cat tor's halMioliday bill to-tay ] , BURYING THE CONFEDERACY , The Official Funeral Hold Yesterday at Its Birthplace in Alabama. MONUMENT'S CORNER STONEi MutJclTcrson DnvU Tnlks In tlio Oltl Strain About Stnto Sovereignty ami the night of SCCL'BSIOM. Honoring the Southern Heroes. MONTOOMIHY : , Ala. , A pill SO. The cornet sloue of tliu confederate sohlleus' nioiuinient , or , its some oxpiessod it , ( lie olllclal Unrlnl ot ; hc confederacy , was laid Imro to-day with impressive ceiemonles , under the auspices of [ ho Masonic fraternity.- Jefferson DixVls , General Gordon , ex-Governor Walts and others took part. The day was beautiful niul the demonstration In honojror .Davis was a tepetltlon of yesterday. .A * the - fOiio of the ceremonies , after prayer by UuJ' . . Mr. An- ihow , pastor of the SI. K. chureh , ex-Govern- or Watts indented Mr. Davis In a brief. speech , I'.iulcl ' tumilltuous chcc.r.lng. When there was sullielent quiet , Mr. lavls said In' brief ' It is deeply gratifying to mo to bo pre sented to you by onu on whom I leaned for ntlvluo when advice was wanted. Associatoel liero. with so tiianv mcmoricH thrilling and tender , 1 have felt that it were dangerous to attempt to speak as my heart .would prompt me , Not that 1 am treasuring ttpAblttcrnewi against Any one , tint I am ovai-floWlujt wllh > love and admiration for our belavted " people. " s Toavolel , tiiercforo. anythlnglWfcJch'raay b prompted by the fullness of inyihenrt for Its love , I nm Imreletied In thaU condition for noii-cilUenship which loarc.i'hnovery little to fear. [ Applause. ] For tKo .purposo . ol guarding others rather than myself I have prepared notes that I might- read winch would not contain anything'that would be constructive or hurtful. Voices "Go on. " "Say what yon ple-ase. " "You arc In Iho house of your friends. " My1 friends , partners in joy and sorrow. In * trials apd suffering , I have como to Join you in tlio performance of a sacred task to lay the foundation ofvainunnment nt the cradle of life confederate' government which shall commemorate tlio gallant 'sons or Alabama who died for their noniitry. who gave their lives a free-will offering In defense of the rhilits of their slres.-iwon . in the war ot thA revolution and state soverelgnity the free dom and Indcpenil'ence which was left us as an inheritance. toJhe.lr _ posterity forever. These riirhts the'-Compact of union was formed not to destroy , but the better to pre serve and perpetuate. Who so denies this cannot have attentively read the articles of confederation , or the constj ! j tiitlon of the United .States. The latter , was formed and designed better to effect tha purpose of the first. It is m > tmy purpose to ; dwell upon the events of the war.Thev' , were laid before you yesterday , by that grent * * i soleller in so able aauaniicr as.f w wquiro ney'V ! supplement from me. . , * * " * * * is1 * ) Alter eulogizing Generals Gortl and Leo , Mr. Davis continued : ' ,41 , , . Itlsnotiny.iturpose either .MKdtscuss tlio . political qwe-tlons on which nfjgvlews havofr clsowliurtfand In other times" n freely ex-1 in-cased , or to rovlow the past Kexcept In , dication of the character npd conduct > oC' those whom ltIsl > roposcd tof.honor.on.tlns occasion. Tliat wo may nowbe misunderi stood by such as are ? not Wilfully ' blind , mnV he Proper -to stftt ' in the foreground that.woJiave not desire feed tlio'llrcs of sectional hate , Ayulle we do not seek to avoid whatever responsibility at > , . teaches to the beliefin , , the righteousness fL'tjS our cause nnd the virtue of those who rlsKodJhJ their lives to defend It : [ Lnnff applause and chews ] , Kcvongo is" not the sentiment o chivalrous pcolo. ] niujyiH ; apothemu that for * given ess is more eaJ' to the injured than to those who .Wllicted an Injury , lias ncs-er had a mows powerful 111 ustra- tiun than in11(0 ( presont" attitude vof the two sections * towards one another. There shouUrhavcyween n fuU reatoratWn ot ciuiality ol'tlie urivllejjea and beiielits' * ? they had pie-oxl ted. Though it has not\ been the case , yet you have faithfully kept your resumed obligations as citizens , and Tn < your impoverishment have borne emial burI I duns without equal benefits.Wlien your children's children sliall ask what means' this monument , there will be the endearing , answer , "It commemorates the deeds of AJa-w , bama's sons who died that you 'and and your ? , descendants should bo what your fathers , ot the war of Independence left you. * f Mr. Davis then went on to1 fctato that Alar bnmalound that the compact of the union , , ' had been broken on one side ; that the govsi eminent of tliu United Statnsdld not answerA'i them for which It was instituted. Therefore.-/ ! with others of like mind , she' proceeded toi * TJ forma confederation such "as scomcd inosf-'V . likely tb cll'cct their safety and happlness.v > 5 ' ' Tliis , lfc claims , was not a. revolution , be"K , cause "tho state government remains tw- ' " hanged He added : "TocaliyjHrovplutlottK is uross solecism. FApplaiise. ! Sovereigns never rebel , and as only sovcrclchg can a national league as states' had not sovereigns there could not have been a' HH14 * v pact of union. That the south did notantl pate , much less desire war , Is shown by absence of pi i.'iwrjitiou lor it , as well as y , > the cll'eirts nmclo to secure a peaceful Hcpar * * ' ' : Hon. i > ' _ > ; ? ? * . ! The successful parly always holds tl fcatcil responsible for war. iBut when , , . . fiiun shall nave subsided and reason resiini linrdomliiion.lt must be decided thattl general government had no ; constitutional- ; " power to coerce n state , and that a state had"5" the right to lepcl Invasion. It was 11 mitlonM , ; and constitutional right. Kroni the early v part of the century there had been pronlie.sk * . , * , . , < of the dissolution of the union. In tM.m ! eemnso of years tlio balance- power passwVt ninth , and that power was soused "tfiatth1" * . south , di'sjialrlngof the peaceful eiijoyniMt * * " ; of their constitutional rights ; ' ! % , the union , decided to SvltHifniw ' ' from it. Tlilu without. injury---4 ? to their late associates. Tliii right to wJtji.v * draw was denied , and tue nwth were ready J tenwar. . Tlio distant miittcrlngs of .th ' storm were readily imdtT.stoDd by the pnoiiw * of Alabama. It was the puoplo , not the ) e tl. < : ers who resolved and acted. Ono sontlim inspired all ethoses. Yet 1 believe there Wi very few who did not regret , the netHisi whicli left them no allcrrjatlve botWi fighting for their state or agiiyist JM Mr. Davis then sjioko leelinl-ly of the valor" , ' and fidelity of Alabama soldiers and pah | . tribute to tlio devotion and i-ood ollicos of tM women of the south , lie then salel : i * "In conclusion , permit me to saytlieitigli tliu memory of the glorious past must cvcrK clear to us , duty points to.tho present AMu future. Alal'iuna having ftn'sulaed" " lier plaro In the Union , bn it hers fo fulfil all obligations devolving upon nil good citl/.cna se-ekinj : to restore the geneial government to Its pristine purity , anil as best you may , to promote the we I faro and haiiplnessnf your common country. | Long applause. ] 1 have promised that 1 wouldtiiot speak extem poraneously , and 1 will not do it. God bless you , one and all. 1 Ipvo yon all from the bottom of my heart , anrUulve you thanks now tor your Iclndness. [ Long continued tiemcndous applause. ) TroiiHon IK Odious. ALIIANY , N. Y , , April -9. In response tea - a call issued by General Henry , A. Bui mini k and others , Grand Army men nnd citizens to tlio number of 200 met In the assembly cham [ Ct ? ber to-night to protest against tlio utterances of Jefferson Davis in hls.spcix'h at Monlgom < cry yesterelay , ami , in thei words of the call , to denounce the resurrection of Davis from the oblivion to which loyal and patriotic pco-f pie consigned him. I'atrioliu ojiw-cl os weio' made , anil the ) assemblage hung ' 'John Brown's Body Lies a Mouldering In Hli Grave ) . " The- following wasudopteclv ItA'Solvcd , That treason is odiousCtlmt ; th union of tlio United Status of Anutricj , nn thu liberty which American princlilci ) I popular government Illustrates , Is worth t ° > - - blood of all thu loyal citizens of our country Adjourn.d , Ex-President Arthur's Condition.