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SIXTEENTH YEAH. OMAHA. MONDAY MORNING. JANUAHY 17 , 1887. NUMBEH 213.
EPIPHANY SUNDAY IN LONDON
All tbo Favorite Ohnrchcs and Cathedrals
TLronged With People ,
SUBJECTS OF THE SERMONS.
Many of the I'nqtnrn Pro.ioli the On
lAli' nnd Sortli'f'M of tinImto
Iiurd Iddpslrlj'li Ttio
LONDON , .Inn. If. . | New Voik llcinlil
Cihle Spielal to tin ) Hii.l : After two
weeks of Now York los an Kplphany Sun
day came with cleat , frosty air and .ilinon
t.lltcd . clouds. All ( lie favorite catlicdt.lls
churches and chapels weio thiongcd. Ilia
metropolitan dlrectoiy shows that thcio aru
1,100 lelUlous cilllicus and 1"UO ollh I-
ntlnj ? clrnc.iN In London. The clt >
II of , which la only ahuiit a
null1 and a hall square , with
M'arrely MiOX ) permanent residents , contains
unchurches. Tlio IkT.ild con espondcnt to
day visited in.uiy of the fa\orlto places ol
worship out ot that ciioimnus iinniho ! , with
the \li'\v of giving to Aineiiean icadcis
glimpses of LowdijU's icliglous Mile and
teaching. As might hove been expected ,
pi many ot tlio pulpits testimony was borne
to the stainless life of the late Lord hides-
Irljih , the model Christian whosu sad death
was the sole pmmlucut event of the week.
The venerable Aich-Dcacon Fanar was nut
to-da ) present at Ills little ancient chinch ot
St. Maig.ue , which nestles against West
minister Abbey , but at Sandiliiuham hall ,
preaching lieforo tlio 1'iince of Wales , Ids
guests and household. His daughter nuir-
i led ono of Kind Idde-lleigli's sons , formeily
his cm , ite. The aich-deacon natuially made
feeling allusions to the national loss.
ii M or i in : SIIIMO.N. :
He took foi iiistc\t iv passage In the inth
chapti'i of .Matthew , beginning at the SUtli
vcisowlth the words : "And who is m > neluh-
bor. " Tills was the iiiestlon | put to Jesus liv
a ( eilain lawyer who had asked what ho
must do to inherit eleinal life. TheSavIor ,
in explaining how : i man could love
not only tlio Loid hut his neighbor ,
naiiatcd the story of the ( rood Snniai-
ilan. Tlu ! lesson of tlio arclideacon'.s
seimon , generally .stated , was self-renuncla-
torj the truest self-posse-slon--whlcli , indeed -
deed , was thu ( iroat charaeteiiit c ol the dead
statesman. The sermon vv as a most elonucnt
one anil was dcllvoied on an occ.islon IlKcly
to become historic.
lev. ! Mi. Il\ildcn Is rector of the \cnerable
church of ht. Hotolnh , In Hishopsgate. Kev.
Dr. Davenpoitiearol St. Mnik'White -
chapel , took his text liom Isaiah , ) . vll. 1-2 :
"The lighteous pcrishoth and no man
layeth it to heart ; and meicllnl
men aie taken awav , none con
sidering that the righteous Is taken
aw.iy fioin the evil to come , lie shall ei.ter
Into peace ; they shall lest In their beds , each
one walking In his upiluhtii''ss. " The ! ! uv.
Air. Hunt , of St. Mlcln-ls , Comh'll ' , adjoin
ing the llei.dd bureau , from the te\t , "lie ye
also ready. " lev. ! Mr. llandcocic , of St.
Luke's , biiuth Kensington , Kev. Canon
Fuei/e , of Westminster atibov , at the
church of St. .John , the evangelist , West
mliibtci , Iroiu Corinthians i. tiT :
"And eu'ry man that .stiiveth
lor the masteiy is lempoiali' in all things ;
now they do It to obtain a eoiruptib ] . ' crown ,
but we.irlneonnptlble. " Kov. Cannon Powell
nt Croat Abbey with " 1'ho light of Cod's
blessing on the homo" lor his subject. All
these pieached sermons in which they
made tin late eail's lile and death theii
That eloquent populai church oiator. the
Rev. Henry \Vhlte \ , recentlv in New Yoik ,
and tlicio inleuiewed by the llerald ,
queen's chaplain at tlio illustrious bavov
Chapel Koy.il , pleached on the mai ilagesj In
Canaan ot C.illlciias apmopos ol the wed-
dint ; theie during tlie week , which lie cele
brated , of I.oid Cainavon's daughter with
C.iptaiu Hjng , brother ot the eail of bti.if-
fold.Only one bishop pieached in London to-
dav the Hishopof Hedlord , at St. 1'lnlllps.
Waterloo pl.ice , I lie subject bping "ThoSpir-
itnil Condition of East London. " ( ireat St.
I'.tnl icsounded with the eloquence of Mr ,
liakei. one of Its prebendaries and the loid
' " 1'ho liule of Faith "
mayoi's chaplain , on ,
loimlng the hist of a sciles or sermons on
tlicdoctilntil position and ldstoiic.il continu-
itv 01 the Ciitirch of Kiigland.
In the loyal chapel at St. James' palace ,
wheie unco pll.int eliailalns ] liumuied tlio
Mug's conscience , the Iev. ! William Ito eis
pleached fiom Isaiah 57 , 1-2 , making tendei
allusions to the death of Loid IilduMelgh.
Ii. Paiker. at the City Temple , had as the
Minjcct ol his discussion 'Chi 1st Distin
guished Irom Ills Disciples by Points nttoilv
Inconstant with the Theoiy ol , leans living
Only Human. "
At Ohrlst church , Limbolh , adolnlng [ Lin
coln lowet , thu Kov. Di. Niwiuan Hall
ineaclicd fiom Komansxll. "Kojolelngin ! :
nope , Patient in Tribulation , " continuing
mi Instant in prayer. Hero was heard a
nhelv sunn h ) inn , "l'ia > er is the Soul's De-
At SI. .Iame , M.u.lrlhone . , tlio Itov. Dr.
HavviTs , so well kninvn In America , began n
wiles of suimons on thu good life. Tlio
ohoial selections heaid hero were noted for
special oichestral accompaniments.
The colebiatcd Hev. Charles Voysey
pie.iched at the Thistle chinch , Picadilly.
"Family Prayers" w ah thu subject ot tlm
hei mon at thu quaint , i mat-looking
St. James chuicli , 1'icadllly. Tlio
Itev. Di. Lambcit ) neached from
Matthew ix. H3JU : "And when thu
duvll was cast o\it thu dumb i-pole , and the
multitude marveled , saying it was inner M >
teen In Isiael , but thu Phaiasees said ho
astetli out devils tluouyli thu pilnco of
In All Saints church , PaddliiKton , a brill-
lant congregation listened to the Hev. Dr.
KiiKlUh on "Dhlno Manifestations" In n
hormon based on St. John 11. ( , t : "Jesus
Mlth unto her. 'Woman , what lm\o I to do
with thee ; niinu bout Is not yet come. ' "
At St. Petei's chapel , under the shadows
of thu deserted Buckingham palace , the Kev.
Dr , YarboiiKli icferad to thu late Loid
] ddolbelili ! dm in. a sermon on "Tho pies-
eiu'o and Poucr of Christ Manifesto In Daily
Life , " hie te\t bplnu the \ery last ticntcncu
In Matthew , "Te.ichlni ; Uiem to observe
all things whatsoever 1 ha\o commanded
jouaiul ; , | o , I am with > ou alua\s , e\en
unto the end of the world. "
Vicar Hawkins , at Old St. llridos church ,
In Fleet street , had as Ins text , halah iv. : < :
"For my thoughts aio not jours , though they
nro neither your ways nor my wajs salth the
Lord. " Many Journalists weru jiresent , as
thirty-two miwspaperolllccs am located tlieio-
abonts , and some of Iliciu looked quiz/leal
when the IOM was lead to them.
At HedfoidelupeJ , llloonubury , In place
of the Kov. Stopford Hrooke , who Is sttll ill ,
Mr. Herbert Itlx , an cloonent layman ,
preached , apropos of continental events ,
from Matthew N. SI ; "Think not that 1 am
conic to send peace on earth. J cauio not to
send peace , but a sword. "
, Cardinal Mauulug did not lueacli , belli ?
unwell , but by his orders the eighty
parish ehnrclips under him licie held thaks-
( jhliu sacramental services.
Tim neatllieatlon of fifty-four nnrtyrs
ulioMifTtrcd dnriiii ? the re'un of Henry III ,
and r.ll/.tbrlh formed the subject of the dis
course nt St. Ltheldri'da's lamous ancient
CathoHc cdilipp. In Kij , place. Holborn. The
Kev. Father It. C. Hone pleached on the oc
casion from Deuteronomv . 11 : "Andwhat
nation Is there so prcat , that hath statutes
and Iudimcnl8 ; otl > rhteoiis as nil this law
which I setbefoie joii this daj'J" lie
founded his sermon on the fact that three
matIjr , verj near where ho now preached ,
peiMiul foi theli enthusiastic belief and at
greater Ipncth expounded and vindicated
the doctrine of the real presence.
'lld was the linn followed In excry Cath
olic pulpit , especially at llol > Tiinlty. Dock-
head , hv Father Flood , and also nl the Pro-
Cathcdial , KensinKton , wlidn- Administrator
Moore , after pontifical hi > cli mass , uttlOKiz.-d
John Fisher and Mi Thomas Mouii > , and Ids
eulogies wcio tieatly ; iiralsed by the hear
ers. lluga\ouleaincd exposition of the tips
and downs of the Komlshpnuich In Knirland ,
and said : "Our tenestnal hierarchy icstoied
here In 1s'o Inrked the hea\enly hleaiachy
until Leo Mil leiently opened the
ilnoi ol the Celestial tabernacle and added to
thesitliits ol Sn\on and N'orman times thi"-e
lifty-four Miireieis between the jiais 15'S
and l. > : i. "
At the Fiench Catholic church of Xottc
Dame , in Li'icc-tei snuate , iiteaching in the
1'ieiHi language , Father Anbiey took
Psalm 1 H , and verM' : i foi the text : -'Lord ,
what Is man , that thou takest knowledge of
biinjor the son of man , that thou makest
account of him1.1' '
HMiop Unit , of .St. tiponre's cathedral ,
Lambeth , and Monsignor Talbot , of the
Church ol the Assiimpton , In bolo , held
similar commcinoration senlces.
French services wete also held at St. Juan ,
Hlormisbuii , where tinKev. . M. Dupont , once
of the Central diocese , New York and t-ra-
CUM- , chose Phllllpians III. 17 : "IJretlncn , bo
followeis altogethci of me , and mark them
which Walk so as Ye have Us lor an K.sam-
At SI. Paul's , Uermonihey , wheie the
leathei meiclnnls congiet-ate , the vicar , the
Kev. S. M. Mayhowslio Is connected with
the Ho-ton Ma\he\\s , selected Komans , 1'Jlh
chaptei , ISlh verse : "Kejoico with them
that do rejoice , and weep witli them that
In Whitlield'b Historic tabeinacle , Totten
ham , the KeMr. . Wray eommeiited on the
entile l.SJd psalm.
l'i Clatouiont CongrcBatlonal chapel , near
the celebrated Angle Inn , the Kev. William
Whitley , who in the way-ol rugged , strong
logic and persiia > i\cncss reminds one of the
Kev. Kobeit Collier , took Kevelatlons . 'J :
"And 1 saw as it weio a sea of glass mingled
witli liie , and them that had gotten thu vie-
toiy o\t-i the beast , and over his Image , and
over hU maik. ami ovei the number of his
name , stood on the MM ol glass , having the
h.xips ot Bold. "
On the Suiiey side of llio Thames the KPV.
C. .M. .Murphy , ol thu Congregational Ior- !
oiigh load chapel , took for his tc\t Kphe-
sians ii. 13 : "Hut Cluist .leius , jo who some
tlmo were afar olT aic made niu'h by thu blood
ot Cluist. "
Kector Magulre , of the Ancient St. Olave's
chinch , Soiithvvaik , preached Irom Acts l\ .
- " . : "Then the disciples took him by night , "
At St. Thomas , Lambeth , a sermon was
preached bv Kov. Kfiodes Hall from Homans
Nll.ll : "Xot slothful In business , fei-
veiit in spirit , servin. the Loid. Kejoice
with them that do rejoice and weep with
thoin that weep1"
The same chapter was chosen bv Kev. Mr.
JohiiMin , of St. James , Ulackheath , the silo
ol the old highway robbeiy adventures.
This chapter Mcms a favoiiio In the
neighboihood , for the Kev. Mr. Dunn ,
Methodist , of Wahv oi th pi cached fiomitslirst
verse , " 1 beseech.vou theietoie brethren , by
the mcici of ( ! od , that ye present jour bodies ,
a living saerillce , holy , acceptable unto Cod ,
which is .vour leasonablo set vice1"
At Xevv .lenisalem chinch , in Argylc
squaie , the Kev. .Mr. Healddlscoinsedon "In-
tants in the Other Lite. " with allusions to
bwi'denboig's levelations thereon.
On thonortlicin heights among tlm preach-
eis , may he seleclcd the Kov. Thain David-
MJII , I'reibyteiian , of Islington , who portia -
tia > ed how ] ) lijbical science was i pally anv
Iliniy to religion , and the Kev. Vicar Hoaie.
of St. David's , Hollovvay , who hcimoni/cd
fiom Mallhow vll. upon Cluist rebuking the
little lailh ol his disciples.
The Itev. Dr. Spuigeon Is musing Ids gout
In the south ot Italy , so that his place at the
Metropolitan tabeinaeln was supplied by the
Kev. Mr. Peaisc , who may bo called a great
The ancient bar chinch , at the Kast Fnd ,
heaid Its lector , the Kev. Mr. Insloy , preach
fiom 11 Corinthians , vl , 1C : "As sorrowful ,
jot alway lojolclng ; as poor , yet making
manj ilch : having > nothing , yet possessing
all things. "
The Uaptistat Fast London label uncle
were delighted with the mlnlstiatlon of theii
great favorite , thu Kev. A. T. Drown , who
preached fiom Matthnw. viil , 11-12 : "And 1
say unto jou that many shall rome from the
east and we.tt and shall sit down with Abra
ham and Isaac and Jacob In the kingdom of
heaven. Hut thu childien of thu kingdom
shall bo cast out Into outer darkness , there
shall lie weeping , and gnashlnc ot toeth. "
The Kov. Cannon Diickvvoith , at his own
chinch , St. Muiks , neai Kegents paik , gavu
as his moinlng text Uevelatlons , 1'Jth chap
ter , Kith veino : "Hoof the same inlnil , 0110
to aiiothci ; mind not high tilings , but con
descend to men of lovvei estate ; bo not wise
In your own conceits , and the evening text
Matthew 'Kil chapter , I2d verso : "What
think jo of Christ ; whose son Is He ; they say
unto Him , thu son of David. "
The Kuv , Mr. Foundcry , the popular Con-
giogatlonalist of Trevor Squarn church ,
Hiompton , grouped so many texts that notes
tailed to taKe them all , but his subject was
Iho necessity of personal puiity , of alms at
personal purity and avoidance of contamina
tion with Idolatious Immoralities.
Poihaps , appropos of the mont divorce
cased , the Kuv. Dr. Hltchun ? , at the fashion
able Congiegational church In Kccleston
biniare , took a similar line In Ids sermon
upon Chilstiatilty and modern lile , based on
John in. HI : "Ho that comuth from abovu Is
above all ; ho that Is of the earth Is earthly
and fpeaketh of the earth ; ho that cometh
fiom heaven Is abovu all. "
Thu Kev..I. O.OIphci t.sit the Denbigh Koid
Wesloan chapel , Hajswater , scut a similar
messaKo In a sermon to jouug men Irom
Thu Kev. W. T. Moore , one of the editors
of the Christian Commonwealth , nmdo at
NottlngHdl labernaclu a pcisuasive. plea for
not only having but keeping thu word , tiom
lAiko n. 'Jb : "Hut ho said jea , rather blessed
are they that hear the word ol Cod and
keep It. "
Lavvjeis listened at Lincoln's Inn chapel
to thu first of a scries of MTIIIOIIS on the
hidden meanings of thu first thirteen \cnca
of thu second chapter of Jeremiah.
Sermons were also preached bv the Kov. C.
J. Hall , thu eminent Hcbiew scholar , at
tiray's Ian chapel ; by the Hev. Dr. Stokal ,
fiom Homans : xll , 1' ' , at St. Clements , boaldo
the royal courts , where Dr. Sain Johnsou'b
pew Is still preserved Intact , and by Kector
Lindsay , from Luke : xv. 10.
At St. Marj-'s , Isllncton , the famous
church with Us tombstones dating to MX )
jears ago , arch Deacon ( JIITord , of St.
Paul's cathatluil , olllclated at the Installation
of a new \lcar in placu of the dccased one ,
whoso Installation few of Ins congregation
could remember. The sermon was based
upon the admonitions In tlio 6th chapter of
Isaiah , that tlio clcigj should "Look Into the
rock vvhcnco jo arc hovvn. "
Kejclnald Itamcs , piebendary of Kvcter
cathedial , preached at Kcn luuton Union
church on the necessity of combining spir
itual woid with spiritual deeds.
I'hu veterans of the Chelsea Kojat hospital ,
w hlch was toiimled by Nell ( iwynnc , marched
into the chapel to listen to Chaplain Sidney
Clarlc comloit their memories with a dis
count bssed on Second Timothy , Iv. 17.
In the ClieKea Congruttatumal church ,
hard by that hospital , Pastor Law son For.ster
joined othei clertfjmen In drawing lessons
tiom the lite and death ot Loid Iddeslclgh ,
his te\t being on thu death of MOJLVS on thu
Hut to continue tianscrlblng more notes
from the ici oils of to-dav's sermons will be
almost to swamp vour columns , llowevei ,
let It bo added that whilu New York has
a Kov. Heber Newton. St. Michaels , South-
walk , owns allibbert Newton , its vicar much
resembling in boldness the stvlu of the
formei. Ho is , however , a veiy low church
man , and ( ino who writes epic poems. He
ptoacliod yesteidaj from Isiah Ix. C : "Foi
unto us a child Is born. "
Only ono circumstance marked the dajA
body of . " 00 men matched In pioeesslon to St.
Mary's llattei sea , anil during the moinltig ser
vice indulged In hisses whllo pray cis for the
royal lamlly were nelni' read. This behaviour
was repeated seveial times durius the ser
mon , some pissasjos In which , however ,
weie leccived with eiius of "Hoar , hoirl"
Such disorderly conduct will bo guarded
against heicattei by the attendance ot thu
A Circular to tlm Consorvativci.
LONDO.V , Jan. 10. Mr. AV. H. Smith , first
loidot tha treasury and conseivatlvo leader
in tlio house ot commons , has sent a chcular
to the suppoitcis of the government asking
them to make eveiy ollort to atlond the openIng -
Ing of parliament , us they will be invited to
pjoceed directly to consideration of ques
tions ol gi.ivo Importance.
1)13ATI ! OP GKXlMl.Uj HAZnX.
'the Chli-rsittiml Olllcor i\plrcs at H
O'clock Imtil Evoninu.
WASHING i ON , Jan. 1C. ( ieneral AV. H.
Ha/on , ehlel sicnal ollicei of the United
States army , died In this city at S o'clock this
evening. Ho had been ill slnco Thursday ,
but no danger was apprehended until this af
ternoon , ( icncial Ha/on died of d'abctls
coma. Ho has sullercd Irom dlabctis lei some
yeaibbut of late had unmoved in health
and strength and hopes were untei-
tertalned of his complete recovery.
At the icccption to the diplomatic coips
given by the president ho took a seven ) cold ,
causing him to keep his bed on tnu Hth. On
the 15th lust ho was up and icportod lim ! cll
much impiovcil. He toiind an alarming
chanue. in his condition , suggestive ot pois
oning ot the blood liom his constitutional
disease. Ho at once adopted measuies to
ovcicomo this condition andicstorcstrength.
The case was deemed of such estieme giav-
ity that his lelatlves in the citv were In-
termed and they at once gathcied about him
and spared no etroit to bring him relief.
Some Improvement resulted iiom the tioat-
ment , but towards evening his syiup ems Lu-
como aggravated. Kviy measuio that skill
or science could suggest failed to rally the
sinking ollicei , and hu bic.tthed his last at
t > o'clocK in the. evening. His final illness
was not accompanied by sull'ering , and his
death was without a struggle. Inloimatlon
ot ( icneial Ha/en's death was con
veyed immediately by Colonel Huntington
and Captain ( Iieoly to tno sccietary
of war , who communicatdl thu sad intelli
gence to the president. Thu general ot tlio
nrmy , who v\as advised ot his death by telc-
giaph , will bo coiiletred with bv ( iicoly in
bcliall ol tieneial lla'/cn's t.uuify as to tlio
milltaiy honors to bo paid tlio deceased. The
funeral will take place liom St. John's
chinch. Mis. Ha/en , who is In France , has
been notilied by cable and will lutuin imme
diately to Ameiica.
( ieneral lla/en was born at West Hartford ,
Windsor county , Vt. , on the 27th ol heptem-
bet , IVM , and was theiefoiu at thu time ol
death In his Iifly-M > veiith year. His earlj
llto was passed in Ohio , to which state his
parents moved in lMi , and lie entered \Ve-t \
Point Military academy liom that state on
Suptembei 1 , IVii. He was minitiated in
June , IS" ) , and was appointed biovet second
lieutenant in the Fouitii Unite. ! States in
lantry. Ho sei veil through the war and re
ceived rapid piomotlou. In May , ISM , ho
was appointed bilgadier general , but the an-
polntmcnt was not continued until alter the
battle of Stone river , in which ( Jeneral Ha
/en's brigade was hotlv engaged and icn-
deicd evtromely v.iluablo service. lu
December , alter the aulval of ( Jeneral
bherman befoie Savannah , it hcraino neces
sary lei him to open communlcUion In some
way with the sea in older to obtain much
needed supplies. For tlm accomplishment
ot this putposu ( ieneral Jla/en'n division was
tent on the K'.tli ot that month
to capture Foil McAllister , which com
manded thu liver and inlet through which
( ieneral Sheiman hoped to pet .supplies.
Nine regiments under ( ieneial Ha/en's com
mand advamcd to tlio cearge , stoinied the
post in less than live minutes and captured
twenty-loin pieces oC oiiinanco and thu en-
tlio garrison , thus opening the way to the
sea. ( ieneral Ha/en was appointed and con
tinued iimlor-genoral , to date Irom the cap-
tmoof Fort McAlllstci , and on the 1'Jth ot
May , INK , was appointed by thu
president to command the Fifteenth army
corpsui account ot Jong continued ser
vice ot the highest eliaiacicr and tot special
gallantry , Duriui : the Piiisso-Turklsh vvai in
lh0-7 ; ho was United Slates milltaiy attache
lit Ylpiiim. On tliu 15th ol December , 1N-0.
ho was appointed chiel signal olliier , with
the i.tnk ot Htlgadier general , and that posi
tion hu continued to hold until lib death.
The Coal Handlers' Strike.
Jr.nsuv CITV , Jan. 10. The Pennsylvania
Kallro.ul company's yard at Harslmlcus
Cove , Jerscv City , was Invaded about .1
o'clock this morning by a parly of about 1M
strlUeis and sympatlii/crs. They marched
directly to the tloat bridges , where brakemeu
were engaged in placing a train of frrty-
clght cars upon the transfer barges. The
coal was to bo sent to High Hildgo , X. Y , ,
tor tlm use of the New York elevated
roads. The brakcmen were ordered to
quit In tones that brooked no ie-
lii'.al. They complied and left the cars.
Tlio stiikers remained nearly an hour then
lull the place. Word was telegraphed to the
brfikemon when the strikers disappeared and
the ) resumed work and with liio assistance
ot cleiks , vvalclimen and other emplovisof
the company succeeded In placing the re
maining cars upon the lloits , which went
promptly towed away. The situation at thu
other coal j aids and coal docks Is unchanged.
The companies have announced their inten
tion of rcMiminir work with or without theii
toimer employes to-morrow morning.
Tlm ( 'lea ran CD Itecord.
HOVION , MaJan. . 10. tSpeclalTelegram
to the Hi.K.I A table compiled from dis
patches to the Post Irom the managers of the
leading cleatinu houses of the United States
gives the total gross exchanges for the week
ending January 11 , IS1 ? ? , compared with those
of ( he eorrcspondins period of IbbO to bo
SUsLVilO.rtih. Omaha stands thiiteonth on
the list with a total of 1,707,2 , , ; hiciease ,
4V.S per cent.
Iowa niut Nebraska Wontlicr.
For NfbrasKa auo Iowa : Slightly warmer ,
fair weather. Hoist cold wave signal ; thu
temperature will tall from hftecn to twenty-
live degrees cluihig the next thirty-two
THE STILLNESS OF SUNDAY
A Significant Calm Portends the Coming of
the Storm on Tuesday.
FAMILIAR FACES TO BE SEEN
The ticadcr of the AntlVixnVjelc
forces Itotnaln In tlir City , Sleep-
on lliclr Anns bcencs
The Calm Before the Storm.
Ltxcot.Neb. . , Jan. 1C. [ Special to the
HKI.I : 'lhat great lull or calm , of which
philosophers tell , always appearing before a
storm , has shown Itself In this city during
Saturday atul Sunday. The lulls are always
noticeable before the "cloud no Iniijcrthan
n man's hand" breaks throuuh tho-'vault of
heaven1' like a "clap of thunder from a deal
sky. " There can bo no doubt of II , The
evidence that most all the member * of the
kv'Matuie have decided for whom they will
east then vote , or , that tlioy have gone home
to get the latest wishes of their constituents
is true. Wonder which. Hut tow ot tlio
mcmbeis remained over.
Tlio lamlllar face of 1'aul Schminke , Otoe's
senator , is seen this Sunday , lie Is the Her
man politician of Otoe countv. Ho Is posi
tive that Van Wyck has the sUcuirth ncces-
sarv to secure Ids election.
Tom Majors U another senator remaining
hcrc-but to gain Inlormatlon Irom Tom
on the political situation is Impossible.
Hill Hiown , who says ho would not vote
for Yan Wyek lor 5100,000 , lives so far away
that his pieseuco can always bo counted on.
Ills dislike toi Yan Wyck Is puiely peisonal.
His brother Lot returned to Chicago last
week , but will bo hcio again Tuesday. He
Isanothei light-weight who sluts the chorus ,
"Anything to Heat the OldMan" having no
John Woodlovv. of ( iaco , is puttluc In
the day here. Mr. W. does not worry-
any over the "situation. " He tells mo
he has no a\c to crind. no f.ivors to ask , and
w ill vote and act to suit himsell.
Paddock and Weaver both lemalued in tlio
city. It Is evident that their love lor each
othei Is not like the love of David and Johna-
than. Paddock thinks lie has more vet"s
than Wiaver , whllo the ex-congressman
claims that ids followers outnumber the ox-
enator's. Luckily , this matter will bo de
cided In the sweet subsequent , and the heart
ache will end.
1 he ft lends of Jim Lalid expect the Stluk-
Inir Water statesman this evening or tomorrow
row moinlng. This will aanln put a new
lace on thu situation , and as ho is uudeistoi d
to bo the H. AM. . politician , it will vciy soon
tiansplrc whether Bostvvick will continue as
his man Friday.
The Paddock crowd plvos It out to-day that
the democrats will hold n caucus Monday
evening. Had Mr. I'addock seemed that
Kearney lighthouse it might bo possible to
see things ilillerontly , but Irom this desk it is
safe to say that no caucus will bu held.
John K. Moiklcy , of Niubiaia , Is In tlie
city , and promises to remain here until Van
Wyck is defeated. Mr. M. lu-lnir a soil of
political attoinoy , it isdoubtful If his land
lord vsill allow him to fullill his promise.
Jim Paul , of St. Paul , presents thu picture
of tlie fellow who treads along a
banquet hall desuited , as he Is un
doubtedly the most lonesome of all
politicians. He informs mo tliat ho will le-
maiii until aftet the senatorial contest.
Since Chinch HOV.MI exploded his Weaver
boomciang ho has not been seen , lam told
that some ot Weaver's tilends have been
looking lor pieces ol his material frame.
When the geological survey Is taken they
will probibly be found.
Fiulay evening tlio Pawnee poet , Captain
Humphrey , almost got himself in position
logo homo with his eyes In mourning. He
made a mistake in running against Fuller ol
( ieoigo county. After humble and obsequi
ous apoligles , the oiiginal poet escaped the
chastening otherwise In stoio lor
him. Cap. 1 understand , had just
letuined Irom Table Hock , wheie ho
had been since his ungeutlemaiily assault on
Tlie cleiks have been making their usual
lequisltions foi paper , pencils , blotters , waste
bassets , eia eis , etc. , all of which will como
fiom the state. Each Individual clerk has
called for enough stationery to stock a coun-
tiy stole. Lonir armed giabbers naturally
giavitate towaids the statehotise , when the
legislature is in session.
Tuesday , It Is piedicted , will witness tliu
the largest crowd ever seen in Lincoln.
Wednesday the tun commences , and old
-ases preduit that it vvlll not end befoie Sat
urday night ,
The most conspicuous statuesque group oc
cupying the coriidor ot the Capital hotel
Statiirday evening were "Val and Fred. "
Vul , the ox-coiisiessmau , and Fred , the ex-
congressman's clerk. As Saul looked down
iiiion David , so looked Yallontluu down upon
iNye , whoso head reached to the armpit ot the
eviongiosaman. while the ex-congressman's
Uiawny hand affectionately patted liisptotcgo
on the back. Thoalllnity weie engaged In
the common labor of defeating Van Wyck
with their mouths.
To-moiiow ( ioveinor Hutlei's case will cote
to the committee. Judge Kdwards infoimed
mo ycsteiday that so far as the evidence In
the case was concerned it was conclusive.
He said the committee would recount the
ballots trom Johnson and Pawnee , and If re-
poits weto true at all , that vould seat Hutlcr.
1 interviewed Holmes thu othei dav , and ho
looked at tliu matter In n dilleient light. Hu
was also satisfied that a ici omit would help
him. Tlio expense in this contest casu will
booverSJKX ( ) .
The ilnilnn boom by tlio anti-YanWyekers ,
like the Thayer boom , fell Hat. Mr. Ilarlan
will not only vote but use all his Influenceo (
Increase Van Wyck's strength. To day a
prominent stilkei of the "anything to beat
tlio old man" school ot politicians , said the
only hope left was concentration. Those
who know the feelings between Paddock and
Weaver , know that their light Is to bo bitter
to iho end.
Within a couple of weeks I can fuinish
inoie tellable Information on this all at > soib-
in question. A i. FAiituitoiiii.it.
Van AVj k'H Rnuner KlontH Proudly ,
Lixroi N , Kelt. , Jan. 10. ( Special to
the Hi.i : . ] As the hour for the opening of
tlm senatorial contest approaches , the Van
Wyck bannet floats more proudly and grace-
tully , and the Hags of the opposition droop
more despondently. The senior senator's
forces aru .strong and unwavering. They am
alive and not to be misled by the professions
of friendship to their leader which como
from men who are clamoring for n caucus.
'When it Is shown us that witli an over
whelming republican majority In the senate
and In the house , n caucus Is not n larce , "
said one of ( ieneral Yan Wvck's Irlends
and , by the way , as square toed a republican
as over breathed "then we will bo willing to
go ititocaucus ; and woaro not unwilling to
do so now were it not that the whole purpose
of such an assemblage Is to get up a squabble
and breed dissatisfaction , out of w hlch each
of the envious aspirants for Van Wyck's
shoes hopes that he may have his lightning
rod struck. " It Is n noticeable
fact that whllu the railroad strikers who
claim to bo republicans are urging a caucus ,
thu railroad strikeis who claim to bu demo-
ciats aio as vocllerously tailing tor a demo
cratic caucus and demanding that the legisla
ture of that political belief should unite upon
some candidate whom they shall adhere to
until the last. It is believed that whllo the
chief motive lor all of this noisy demonstra
tion In favor of caucusina Is to disorgaul/o
Van Wy ck's phalanx' , theio Is another motive
lot obtaining a democratic orKanl/atlon , This
is to kill oltMcShaiiu for thu future and to
demonstrate that he does not POSFCSS enough
populailty witli the democratic legislators to
st'ciiro their Individual supiwrt. That Me-
Shane should lend his consent to such a
hazaidous undertaking and voluntarily walk
into thu pit-fall which Miller and ihu Miller-
Ites are digging for him , can hridly be ex
At the convening of the two houses OP
TtiCMlay each vvlll ballot for United States
senator. On the following day the joint
convention will bo held , probably In the
opera house , alt hough this cannot bedell-
nltelv decided until action Is taken on the
report of the committee on arrangements.
In view of the near approach of the na
tional light thu atxenco of members from
tlm capital U noticeable. Not mnro thin a
baker's dozen could bu found In the city yes
The < < ? who are hero will sav nothing nnd
profess to have no opinions. One , \ \ Illlam
Hrovvn , was the only legislator who was not
non-committal. He said , -I'll vote for a
democrat before I'll vote for Ynn Wyck. "
Mr. Hrovvn has personal reasons tor his dis
like lor the senioi senator , and It Is from n
small colcrlu of his like that the pusillan
imous InuondoesninlnslKieiieral Ynn Wvck
emanate Sinai' ' leascti tor surprise is Iheio
tint Yan Wyck's friends love him the better
and standbv him the moie loyally became
ho has such enemies.
AN ANTI VAN WYCK SCHKMU.
I'londlrtfi Per One Vote to ( " "nil n Can-
OIIHIIIMI 1'liey Need Twenty.
Ltsroiv , Xeb , Jan. 10. [ Special Telo
pram to the Hir..J : 'Ihe last resort of Yan
Wyck's opponents Is to tiy to Induce his
friends to go Into a caucus on the giouiid
that Yan WJCK vvlll most likely secure an
election by that pioi'csIn their vvoudcitu !
sollclludo to aid Yau W > ek they adopt the
usual tactics of lying and Intimidation and
pietemt to each man that they need but one
moreslgnatuio to the caucus paper , whereas
they aie now twenty short ot the necessaiy
number. The pi-ople who sent iepicsenta-
tlves to vote for VanWyek demand
that they shall do so In open le lsla
tn ic , and not hide nway In a
secret caucus and behind n seciet ballot.
They demand that all houoiablo means shall
be used to elect Yan Wyck , and will tolerate
no dishonest means to dvtn.it him. They
want no crowd ot coipoiatlon stiikers to di'-
loat him lor feai ho may bo elected In open
session. The republican patty lu Nebraska
Is strong to-day , and there is no necessity to
Introduce any new methods merely to deleat
Yan Wvek. To-night a laro number of
new stiikcis arilved and joined the gang.
THU WIM3K ljr\\'ALiIj S JU1013 T.
Tlio Lnst Dny tlio Most Invent fill
Ono nftlie Slv.
Xr.wYoiiK , Jan. 1C. ISpcclal Telegiam
to the HiiJ. : The events of the week were
crowded Into the last day , when tliu basis of
settlement of the Nickel I'lato cases was
made known , and It was announced that
Hlchuiond & West Point , Terminal and
Warehouse company had como to tciius with
the owners ol Kast Tennessee and was going
to take that great system under their pro
tecting wing. Notwithstanding the passage
of the Inter-state commeico bill by the senate
prices on the stock exchange closed at the
highest point of the week. The returns for
railioails for Dcccmbei have deen coming In
with unusual rapidity , and thu Commercial
and Financial Chronicle is enabled to give n
fuller rcpmt than ever before. They are
Irom ninety-seven roads with a mllcago of
over00,000 miles , very neatly half of the
total mileage of the country. The
gain Is nearly 10 per cent. This
is a happy closing for tlio year
that presages 0110 of gicat prosperity.
There has been an ominous change in the
maikct foreign exchange which should bo
carefully noted. It has not as yet affected
tlio money market in the least. Call loans
have ruled Irom a to C per cent and aveiaged
a little less than 5 per cent. Hanks aie lend
ing at 0 per cout mid arc ilolni ; something In
sixty and ninety day loans at 5J < to 0 per
cent , but the Union Trust company has in
sisted uuon"a 25 to 3u per cent margin and
there is some conservatism among other
lenders which has been noticed before.
There Is more cominc/clal paper ollerlng and
lenders are able to command good rates ,
ranging from ftjtf to 7'f ' per cent. If there
had been anv activity in the London maiket ,
the shipments ot gold to tills country would
have been checked weeks ago , but tlio bank
rate is still sr > percent above the sticct i.ites ,
so It has not been found necessary to advance
It. Foielgn banks are still In lalily good
condition , tlio latio of told to silver being
about tlie same as it was a year ago and botli
accounts being largci. Hut the Hank of
France has caincd materially in gold , while
the Hank ot England has lost. Tlio Hank of
Kngland , however , Is in momentary danger
ol having to ship gold to Australia , liom
which country It has long ago ceased
to Impoit any , and Fiench gold has
fallen to a point where the bank declines
to luiulsh ban , and coin in ciiculation sul-
feismuch fiom abiasion. There is a very
conservative leeling on the stock exchange ,
but in no sense one ot appiehcnslon. In
vestors don't like to see sueli heavy transac
tions In soiilhein .secuiities , for It proves they
have not as yet found a permanent testing
place , and that tlio lloating capital ol thu
south has a veiy laigc amount of tlio specula
tive nun dividend paying secuiities to take
care ot. Any diminution lu that capital will
cause a .shrinkage In values , hut the changes
that aio goinu on must on linnet ) their woith
and bilug them a little closer to a dividend.
Till : NATIONAL orliHA. COMI'ANV.
A Suit For $ iOOO Hroujjlit IJy a
N'i'.vv YOIIK , Jan. 10. [ .Special Telegram to
the Hii.J : : A. Howard lllnkle , of Cincinnati ,
lormeily n director in tlio National Opera
company , has brought suit in the supreme
court against Mrs. JeaiiuctteThuibpr , sccie
tary ot the National Opera company , to re
cover S12,000 witli lutcicst fiom December 4
last. Mr. Illnltlo was so much Inteiested in
the National Opera company that ho became
ono ot IU directors and also subscilbcd to the
enterprise so tar as Its performances In Cin
cinnati were concerned. In thocoursnof his
connection with the giving ol opeia in Cin
cinnati Hinklu says ho was applied to to ad
vance Slti.ooo to Manager Locke. Mr. lIlnKlo ,
his lawyeis aflirm , consented to lend the
money If Mrs. Thuiber would boiesponslblo
for Its pnymeut , and on Ids telegiaphlng to
Mrs. Thuiber , then in Now Yoik , ho leccived
fiom her a tuply that she would
guainntco thu payment of tlm
money lent to Mr , Locke. Mi ,
LocKu received the monev. TI no is no dis
pute about that , but Mr. Hlnkle has not been
tepald. Mrs. Thurber went to Hoston butoiu
Ihu papers wore served on Mr. Lawrence ,
Mrs. Thurhcr's attorney , and she has not re-
tinned to town. AtMr. . i.awicn o'soilliolt
was said that Mr. Lawiencu had go no to
Hoston to confer with Mis. Thuiber , Mr. F.
H. Thiuher said today that hu did not be
lieve that Mis 'Dauber knew that suit had
been biought. It was Ills opinion that lllnklo
had been hasty In bringing suit. The ques
tion at Issue , Thurher continued , Eocmed to
bo whether Mrs Mhuibcr was icsponslblo
personally oi as secretary ot the National
Opera company. It might be that the
National Opera company would bu louud lia
ble lei the amount.
A Cnso ol'IUeptomaiila ,
Ci.KVhi.AM ) , O , Jan. 10. [ Special Tele
gram to the HII : : , I A great sensation was
caused hero and In AKion by the arrest ycs
teiday afternoon of Mrs. 1C , Mont/irat , of
Akion , wife of the president ot the Clove-
laud , Akron it Columbus railroad. While
she vv.is examining some goods In a promi
nent Euclid avenue dry goods lioiiso a lloor-
walker accused her ol shop-lilting. On being
taken before the proprietor a paiccl of
woolen stockings was found secreted in Mis.
Mont/rrat's cloak. A detective was called
and the lady taken to ( no station , where thu
matron tound several pairs of woolen and
kid gloves ami other articles In her posses
sion. Mis. Mont/riat cave bail lor her appearance -
pearanco Mondav , She is a line looking
lady and was richly dressed. Her husband
ib in Now York at present.
Funeral of Oeorjiia's Chief .Iiiwllco.
ATLANTA , ( Ja. , Jan. 10. Tlio funeral of
the late Chief Justice James Jackson was
held this morning at U o'clock in the First
Methodist church , An iuunenso coqcourse
A Ship lUovvn to Atiinii In S.in Krnti-
SFitAxcisco , Jan. 10. At midnight
last night the Merchants' exchange received
n telephone from the Point Labos signal sta
tion that the schooner 1'ar.illc ! had been
driven on the rocks near the ( lolden U.ite
and would probably provo n lotal loss. An
hour later nnothct message was received that
nn Immense quantity of giant powder
aboard had blown up , destioylug the ClilT
hou o nnd other buildings on shore In the
neighborhood Keportcrs and police olllccrs
were hurriedly dispatched to the scene of the
disaster. The following particular have been
obtained : The Parallel sailed Friday last
with n enrgo of general merchandise for As
toria , Oregon. She proceeded north unlit
compelled bv siroug head winds to retuin
and reached the entrance to the ( lolden Gate
yesterday evening. The wind had died out
and being caught by a strong tldo the vessel
was swept ashoio at tlio south olid ot Point
Lalus , Inside the famous eal looks opposite
the CHIT house. Life station people near by
weie promptlj iiotllled nnd hastened to the
scene of the wieck. The cap
tain and all hands aboatd had taken to the
boats , but us It was Impossible for them to
make a lauding on thu heavy surf lunniug ,
thej stood nvvav for the entrance to
the harbor. After being abandoned the ves
sel drilled south Into n small cove , vvherosho
pounded npnlnst tlm rocks , and nt midnight
was rapidly breaking up. It was known she
had alaigcquantlny of powder aboard , but
no dnngci was apprehended , The men from
the life-saving station" , scelui ; that nothing
could be done , and knowing thu schooner
had been abandoned by the olllceis nnd crew ,
withdrew at a low minutes before I o'clock
from the scene. They had hardly reached
thu station building when n ( earful ex
plosion occuried , scattering destruction
on all sides. The schooner. In tieailng
against thoiock , had caused the ixwder to
ignite , and thu entile quantity aboard
nearly 100,000 pounds had exploded. To
those living In tno nclghboihood tlio effect
waslilghttul. Tlio signal station was com-
pletelv demolished. The lile saving station
was also wieekcd and the west side of the
Clill house , notwithstanding Its clovatlon ,
was blown out and every window-pane In
the building broken. A laicu concert loom
on the beach and other buildings
lower down had nil their windows broken
and othei wise moro or less damaged. A
long carriage shed adjoining the Clitr house
was tumbled Into a mass ol ruins. Adolph
Sutros'conservatory on the heights above was
shattered to atoms and all thu windows In his
house biokeu. Three members ol the llte-
savlng crow who built a lire on tlie bench nnd
decided to remain near tlie wreck , weie
hurled In the air by thu concussion and sc-
veiely inimcd in being again dashed to the
earth. The icmaintng mumbeis of the crow ,
who had returned to the station , rushed to
the rescue ot the Injured , as U was
feared that their clo o proximity
to the explosion must hnvo icsultcd to their
Injury. They cariicd them to Ihu station ,
whete medical attention was summoned and
everything necessary to relieve their Injuries
was done. Ono of them. Hoi ace Smith , had
hi.s limbs so frightfully disjointed as to make
his sutlcilngs intense. Fora time his life
was despaired ot. Tliu two otheis. Chailes
Hogera and John Wilson , escaped less norl-
Captain Hovsleep , In command of the
lltesavlug station , describes the explosion
as follows : "At 1 o'clock sleepers were
thrown from their beds by n great explosion ,
which made them think that n cicnt earth
quake had upheaved the ellir or tidal waves
swept up from the Pacilic. A great wave
dashed up nnd vaulted over thu CHIT house
building. The whole shoio and ellII literally
trembled and shook as no earthquake has
shaken the earth for ye.ns.
People were rudely thrown from their
beds by the foico of the explosion ,
Fiirnltuto and bedsteads weio loused an
heaped around the room. "
Tno famous CHIT house prcsouts a scene
beggaring description. The west side of the
building overlooking the ocean Is completely
ruined , only held together by cross beams.
The windows were smashed , doois twisted
oil , and hinges left in such a shattered con
dition that it will have to take down what is
lett ot it , even it it docs not topple over Into
1)11 M'GLiYNN DEL'OSKD.
Olllclnl Nntlco of IIIn Removal JCc-
celvcd From the Arclihihliop ,
Nnvv YOIIK , Jan. 10. [ Special Tel-
egam to the Hti : : . ] Hev. Dr. Mc-
( ilynn received ollicial notice Irom
the archbishop yesterday that he had
been suceeded by Hev. Father Donnellys as
rcetoi ot St. Joseph's chinch. Father Don
nelly made his appealanee in the atteinoon
nnd presented his ciedcntinls. The news
soon spread and people began to congiegatc
in excited gioups and discuss the situation.
This was continued all the afternoon and by
evening the excitement had leached Bitch a
pitch that tlie parishioners determined to hold
a mass meeting at onco. It was determined
o held the meeting In the basement of St.
Joseph's church. Uaioly If ever in a Catho
lic uliurch was there any excitement to bo
compared to that which piovaded at this
meeting. Men , women , boys and
gills thioiigcd tliu edifice and
gave vent to their feelings in
emphatic language. It was clear that nil
loved Dr. Medium and only vvouls ol sym
pathy and allectlon were spoken lor him.
Mention of Dr. Mcdlynn'.s name provoked
loud applause , while any releiuncii to the
aichblsliop was received with hisses. This
lemarkabie spectacle In a Catholic church
continued for n long time until It was Dually
proposed to raise a lu'to : ; hum ot money to
send Dr. McUlynn to Home , This movement
will bu put on loot this week. It is asseited
on goud authority that with thu nuticu ol
ictlremeiit. Aichblsliop iVirrlu'.iu sent Dr.
Mcilviiii a peremptory order liom the pic-
lee tot thoprop.iianilicomiuaiidlngMcilynu
logo to Homo at once.
A HAUY ON THIS IOOHHTii .
An Omnh.i AVoinnn'H Connootlon Witli
CIIIC-AOO , Jan. 10. [ Special Telegram to
the Hi.il : The Inter Ocean says : "Last
evening a female Infant about six weeks old
was left on a dooisten In trout of Nicholas
Harrison's residence , No. 43 Eldildgu court ,
Hnuison Informed Sergeant Taply of the
finding of the latter , and after a briel inves
tigation , found that Mis. Ella Hairlson had
deposited the baby nt the door. Mrs. Ella
Harrison , with a little questioning , admitted
the act , and claimed that it had bcitn done
with the Knowledge nnd approval of Mrs ,
Nicholas Hanlson , who wished to adopt the
child. She said , Jurtheimoro , that the baby's
mother was a J owes * , whoso name
she did not know. F.lla lliiirlson's sister
Ednn Sterns , a stranger in this city , from
Omal n , had met tlm mother In n house on
Morgan street nnd then nmdu nirnniumuntH
for tno tiansler of the child. Thu baby was
not very well provided lor , naientally , and It
is hinted that that tact caused the removal of
the mother fiom Omalin to this city. Mis.
Nicholas Harrison denies the sloiy told by
Mrs. Ella Harrison. She says there was no
collusion at all in the toundllng question ,
Mrs. Ella was arrested under n section ol the
criminal code prohibiting any person having
thu custody of children under foui teen years
of ago from disposing ol or giving away the
Baiuo In an illou'al manner. The case will bo
thoroughly inv estimated by detectives.
Cardinal Glbuoiiu Writing n Labor
HAI.TIMOIIB , Jan. 10. [ Special Telegram
to the HII : : . | Caidinal Gibbons is writing a
book treating clilelly with labor questions
nnd also of George's land theoiles. While ho
will not refer dhectly to Dr , McGlynn , ho
vvlll take the ground that the church cannot
err In what she teaches , ami that when she
biandstho theory as opposed her teachings
every Catholic holding that theory uuibt ic-
eb/u U or BUiJer excommunication ,
A CURIOSITY hN PROMOTION
Tbo Experience of a Oailot After Being As
signed to An Obscure Rogimout.
THE NOMINATION OF HUMPHREYS
General Pits John Porter Attends tlm
.President'1) lleoeptlim An IMItor *
lal Opinion of I'nMkPrinter
Unimralloled In Arinv History.
WASHIMIIOS , Jan. 10. [ Special Telegram
to the Hir. : ] The army Hejlstei for lt7 ,
which will appear In a few days , vvlll show
among many curiosities of piomotions 0110
case which la utipatalleled In the hlslorv of
the army. A cadet In the class of lt > W at
WeM Point a few davs befoio graduatlns
ttuek a classmate and was court-mat tlalcd.
He was jintenced to the gumd IIOIISQ until
tho' thof August. Ills connection with the
army dates fiom that time. All his class-
males had been assigned to their reglmentH
and there was lull to him nothing but tlio
"dernier ressort , " a single vacant second
lloutouantey In the Seventh cavalry , and ho
took that. This cadet , who Is Loiotuo P.
Davison , a Wisconsin boy , appointed to West
Point from Iowa , had stood well up In his
class , somewhere about tenth. Ho would ac
cordingly have had a chauco to niaKo n good
selection ol regiments , and ho desired to
enter the Sixth cavaliy , which of course Ii n
crack reirlmcut and In which at that tlmo
several piomotions were expected. In last
year's Kegister Davlson's name appeared nt
tlio tall end of the vvholo nrmy. Ills immo
was last on the list ot second lieu
tenants and there were -W3 ahead o
him. In u few months Davison swapped
places with a lieutenant In thu Klevcnth In
fantry. This was the luckiest move ho couhl
possibly have made. There have been seven
vacancies made In this tcclmeut during the
past year. Captain Wy ckoir , Captain Jack
son and Captain Whitney have boon retired ,
Major Swan was transferred to the adjutant-
general's olllco and Captain Ueach resigned.
In consequence ot these vacancies four of
the lirst lieutenants lu the regiment vvcro
promoted. Subsequently two of the llrst
lieutenants were retired and seven second
lieutenants have been promoted to lltst lieu
tenants and now Davison stands with but
ono man between him and a first lieutenancy.
It Is almost n certainty that within n year
and a half lie will receive this promotion.
Among the llrst lieutenants in the Klovontli
Infantry who came Irom West Point , to show
how tardy promotions usually are , none has
been less than seven years ix second lieuten
ant , ono eight , another ton and ouc eleven.
Some comment Is heard In nrmy clu-lcs
about the nomination of Henrv D. Humph
reys , of Idaho , to bo n second lieutenant In
the Twentieth Infantry , which was sent to
the senate last week by the piusldent. His
stated that Humphreys Is n civilian , and the
olhcerswho are talking about the matter.
pointed out that In the military academy ap
propriation bill which was passed In Ib78 con
gress provided that In time ol peace civilians
not graduates of the military academy should
bo appointed second lieutenants In the army
only when more vacancies exist than will bo
required in the assignment of the next grad
uating class of West 1'olnt cadets. To this
is added tlio statement that there are now
cloven vacancies In the lint of second lieuten
ants while the class which will bo graduated
at the military academy this year has over
sixty iiieiiibcis. Humphreys has been a cadet
at.Wcst 1'olnt. bat failed in Ids examination ,
onNKitAr , i'iitnit : AT iiiu IIUCKIMION : .
( ieneral Fltz John Porter , who has been In
the city lor n few days past , Is attracting a
vrcatdcal of attention and ho has many
calleiN. His features havocliangcd but little
In the last ten j ears except that ago Is begin
ning to tell on him , and ho still weais agoUU
rimmed pair of eye glasses on his prominent
nose. Ho was a piomlncnt liguio nt tha
president's reception last week. Ho had hlft
wife on his arm and they fell In at the loot of '
the long line , so that It was some moments' '
beloro they i cached the president. Colonel
Wilson , vvno was making the piosentation1
knew tlie general and announced in a quiet ,
emphatic voice , "Ceneial Fit/ John Porter ?
Mr. Pieshleiit. " Thu president madu no
reply but mcrelv shook the piolleied hand ofl
his distinguished visltoi. The latter shook
hands with Mrs. Cleveland , but not with the
othei ladies ol the leeelvlug paity , and In
deed seemed quite embaiiasseil , us II ho waq
not qultu used to white homo icceptlons o
fii'N ii ; rovruvtiM. . .
The very sudden death of ( ioneral Ha/on * ,
the signal olllcer , this evening has caused
some alarm and diligent Inquiiy as to the
leal condition ol Kepresentatlve'S. S. Cox , oC
Now Yoik. It is ascei tallied that liu is late
to-nl ht very dangeioiisly ill , jtas given'
out during the day Hint ho was growinc i
better , mull Is now known that his condition I
is really piecaiIons , Ho BiilTeied n second
hemorili.iL'o this evening and added to this la '
an Inflammation o ! the lungs which threatens (
pneumonia. His Ii lends tear hu can't , lusi
lout ' , . .
AN INDIVIDU VI , OPINION- . '
Friday's Capital has thla from Us editor :
"I tinst tlicie Is no truth in the rupoitthat
Public I'll liter Henedlcl'H continuation M
doubtful. An honest public printer Isasoic
of bird that ought to bu Kept when ho has
been caught. Somebody , 1 don't know who ,
pocketed about fc.'O.UOO a year of the covorn-
nient'H money In ciooked ways during n re *
cent veiy crooked adminlstiatlon of that
ollice. It will be to tint credit of the senate
to confirm Mr. Hunedlet at an early dav. "
Hut Hem-diet's rejection has been practically
PAI'll VI , 1IIIIfF .
Samuel Men III , ol DCS Molnes , la. , Is here ;
tdso O ( ' Dellovnoand wife.
J. X. H. Patilck and wile , of Omaha , are
at the Kboct.
It Is lejioited to-night that the railroad
combination Intend to concontiato their oil-
position to the Inler-stato commerce/ bill in
the house and light It with a vengeance.
ThoirlenilHof the measure reali/lng that delay -
lay is dangerous , say thuy will push It.s con
sideration at tlio eaillest day possible.
A ItroUen Hall tlio O.IIIHC ,
\Vi srMi.NMUii Dr.i'oi , Mass. Jan. 10.
The vvestein express train on the Fitchbura
railroad , duu In Huston nt 3 o'clock , vvni
wrecked this afternoon about 4 o'clock nt
Westminster , a hioken rail at a .switch west
of the depot causing thu derailment. The
train consisted of three Pullman ulcepers ,
onu passenger coach , u smoking car and a
biiggaxo car. The engine , baggage car anil
ono sleeping cai wont over the rail safely.
Thosleopui Ladoga was ovei turned and urn
the distance ot OUR eUhth of n mile on Itn
side. Tliu sleeper Newcastle was smashed
In nt the loivvaid end and thu passenger
coach was twisted sldcvvayo oil the tiaek , but
the smokei clung to the track. Six freight
caift on thu Nldo track were Kent over on thtdr
sides and the two main tracks worn conn
pletely blockaded. Itwoms marvelous that
no onu was seilously injuied. Huyond n few
slight bruises the passengers rtscapcd unhurt.
In the passenger coach weio some thirty pas-
seugerH. They were imcercmonlonslyslmkcn
up , but iioni ) worn oven luulsed Fortunately
the lamps had not been Hichtcd and not even
u spark imilied liom the stoves. Wrecking
tialns havu arrived here , but it will be mid-
nlcht betoru thu track can possibly bo
Coal llri'akcr iliiriied.
Wn.HEhiiAintK , Jan. 10. The Motion
breaker at Plymouth , owned and operated by
thu Delawaio & Hudson Coal company , was
totally destroyed by lire this morning. The
breaker was Idled with costly machinery ,
and nearly 1,100 tons of coal , all of willed
In n total loss. Thu loss Ii estimated nt fcb5-
ODO , and Is hibuied by the company itself ,
Given an AHsUtunt.
LONDON. Jan , 10. In consequence of the
the Ill-health of the archbishop of Arnioyh
the pope 1ms accorded him a co-udjutoj
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