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The StrUasman from Beatrice Plucks tbo
Senatorial Persimmon.
Tlio Joint Convention Elects Paddock bj
Ninety-Three Votes.
Pour Stalwart Van Wyckers Support the
Old Man to the Last.
Details of the CloHliif ; SCCIICH in the
Itcpuhllcnn Caucus The Flnul
Ilullolnml the Speech
of the Klect.
K of the Kml.
LINCOLN , Neb. , Jan. 21. [ Special to the
UKI : . | The bailie Is over , and Algernon S.
Paddock was elected as United States senator
to succeed Charles II. Van Wyck , at the joint
convention , at noon to-day. Senator Pad
dock received lifty-nlno votes on the fif
teenth ballot , taken by the republican caucus
nt1:35 : o'clock this morning. Jlon. N. V.
llnrlnn , speaker of the house of representa
tives , received thirty-six votes , or nearly all
of those which had been previously cast for
General Van Wyck. Heforo the result was
announced , nnd almost as soon as It became
apparent that Paddock had received the
requisite foity-clght votes. State Senator
Ijlninger , who had lead the Van Wyck force
In Its gallant Unlit , moved liiat A. S. Pad
dock's nomination lo made unanimous , and
the motion was carried with enthusiasm
which was echoed by tlio walling crowd out
side the closed doors with cheer after cheer.
On the tenth ballot an attempt was made to
boom Thurston , ami ho received 18 votes
while Van Wyck got iS ! , Paddock 10 , Weaver
10 and the rest scattering. This was the
critical junctuie of tlio whole caucus light.
A desiierato liclit was made by Thurston's
friends to get a secret ballot , and when that
motion was voted down Thurston was
dropped entirely and Paddock ran up on the
next ballot to "XI.
On the thirteenth ballot , which was taken
immediately alter the twelfth had been an
nounced , Van Wyck leeelved ad voles. Pad
dock US , Weaver 1U. Thurston 2 , Majors r > ,
Cobb 2 , and Tlmyer 1. On Iho fourteenth
ballot tlio vote was : Van Wyck 10. Paddock
41 , Weaver 3D , Marian , Cobb 1. During
the ballot Senator Keckley said , In ex
planation of his vote , that lie felt relieved of
nil obligations to Van Wyck and would cast
Ills vote for Paddock. As the vole Indicated
n number of Hie Van WycK members then
nnd there only followed in Kcckley's lead.
Hcfore taking the llttccnlli an.l concluding
ballot a brief recess was held. The Van
Wyck men who had clung to him and those
had voted for other candidates on the two
previous ballots announced tliat they would
combine on their second choice. The mem
bers who had voted for Weaver , Cobb , Thurs-
ton , nnd the other less conspicuous candi
dates , determined to go en masse to Paddock ,
nnd so announced. Consequently , although
the anxious waiters outside could only sur
mise what would be thu next steii by the cau
cus , It was practically settled before a name
was called that Paddock would bo the nomi
nee.The night was ono of tlio most Intense ex
citement. From 10 o'clock the auditorium
hall in the Masonic temple was crowded with
n restless and Impatient gathering , In which
the lilcnds of the various candidates about
evenly figured. When the report that the
Van Wyck wing had concluded to come Into
caucus was verified the Interest increased ,
and a thoughtful .student of political mcth-
o < K who slood by your correspondent's side ,
expressed the opinion of ttilly two-thirds of
those present by saying : "That means that
n nomination will be reached bclore the day
dawns. " When the forty-four men who had
pledged their support to the " ranil old
man" ot the new world reached the hall ,
they were ushered Into a small annex of the
lodge room , wheio was spread for them a
liaildsomu luncheon. In the telegraphed bul
letins sent the HII : : tills morning it was Inti
mated that the candidates were admitted to
thu caucus. This was true in part , as they
nil went In before the balloting began. Hut
It was thought more proper that they should
nol bo present alter that time , and all retired.
Only ono oppintnnity was allorded an In
quisitive reporter to obtain Information of
what transpired within the caucus chamber.
That was by means of a keyhole at the
double-door entrance ( then securely locked
nnd barred ) , of the room. That this was
utllUcd to the fullest extent , goes without
the saying. When ono man's ear became
worn down to the nut ) and Ills knees gave
out from pressure on the hard Door , another
was anxious lor thu fray , nnd so through the
long six nnd n half hours some one was con
stantly "Inking In" the supposnbly sacred
hccrcis of tlm republican legislative con
clave. During tie ! evening the chair of the
caucus was occupied by Representatives
Marian nnd Wliltmorc , and later on Senator
Malors wielded the navel.
Two things were especially noticeable.
One was the determination of the caucus to
' 'stick at It" until something should be done.
Another was the splendid tribute paid Sen
ator Van Wyck by his friends. Altliouuh
the name of the next Nebraska senator Is
P.uldock , it was only because of n
determination on the part of Sen
ator Van Wyck's opponents that ho
should not bo re-elected , nnd to
encompass Ids defeat tlio friends of Weaver
hail to abandon their choice. Greater tribute
to Senator Van Wyck la It that for thliteen
ballots bo received the votes of nearly half of
nil the legislature present , than Is it a tribute
to the probable senator-elect that ho was
agreed upon at the last and most desperate
Minlt as the one whom the lloating opposi
tion should combine upon.
When the mcml es of the caucus came
through tbo doors Into the auditorium gieat
chccrinc and applause greeted them , Mr.
Paddock was called to thu platform and in-
tiodticed by State Senator Colby. Tlm
speech of tlm nominee was eloquint and com
mendable in sentiment , lie was followed
by John M , Thurston , Chaplain Tate of the
hlatosenate. Paul Vandervuoit , aud Kcpre-
bentativo Whit more. All niiidu speeches
which weio enthusiastically cheered.
It was almost day ajaln when the hall was
finally deserted. Ono ot the most lemailia
ble siiimtoiiul struggles In the history of the
state Is ended.
The Kinul liallol.
LINCOLN , Neb. Jan. 21. [ Special Telegram
to the Hii : : , | The culminating session of
the joint convention lor the election ot
United Stales t-etmtor was the occasion of
n largo attendance , nnd nt noon nil available
sitting and standing space In the house was
Tilled. The presence of ladies was more
noticeable than nt any previous occasion. The
vote of the joint convention was as lollows :
Hon. A. S. Paddock Itt
lion. Jno. A. McShane li'J
Hon. O. ll. Van Wyck. . . . , 4
Those voting for Senator Van Wyck were :
Gllmore , Ilelmiod , Ilor&t nnd Senator 11 ig-
gins of Cass ,
The Joint Convention.
LINCOLN , Neb. , Jan , 21. ( Special to the
HKI : . ] As the balloting proceeded for
United States senator several of the senators
explained their votes. Upon his name being
called , Senator HicKlns of Csss said : "I pro
pose to vote for the people's candidate yet ,
and my vote Is for Charles II. Van Wyck. "
An outburst of applause followed.
Hepresentatlve Horst said : " 1 explain my
vote for Charles H. Van Wyck tor this rea
son , that I never found the number of votes
In the caucus AS it was represented to me.
My Choice Is "Vau Wyck , whom 1 consider
the defender ot justice and the choice of the
jeojle.of this state , although ho lias been de
feated by corporate monopolies nnd by the
treachery of those who pretended to be his
friends , and who bartered their faith. Not
withstanding this fact 1 will still
show my loyalty , although I can
not vote for the gentleman who Is
elected , who was put there by the power of
corporate wealth. 1 will show my loyalty to
the cause of the people nnd vote for Charles
11. Vnn WycLV
The uproar which erected this sentiment
was perfectly deafening , and showed plainly
hat the sympathies Of n larro majority
resent. Including spectators , were on the
Ido of Vnn'Wyclc.
The chair then announced the vote , anil
iald : "Mr. Paddock , having received a ma-
orlty of all the votes cast , Is hero declared
lectcd United States senator for the ensuing
Ix years. "
Everybody expected shouts of applause at
his , but the nolso did not matcriali/e.
Itepreoentatlro Ageo moved that a commit-
: ec of three be appointed by tno president to
! cert Hon. A. S. Paddock , senator-elect , to
.he joint convention , which was carried , and
Messrs. IVIer.i , Mnlnger and \ \ hlto were
lamed as such committee.
In their absence , licproscntntlvo Miller
aid : "I have no objection to iiny ono talk-
lie to this house , nnd nin not going to say n
.vord . against It ; but , sir , I feel disgusted
ivhen I think of the past four days. "
Uepicsentativo Acre : " 1 HM > to a point of
older ; there Is no motion before the house. "
The Chair : "I think we had better let the
gentleman proceed. "
Mr. Miller : "I say to-day that the people
f the state of Nebraska have been misrepre
sented wiicn we find that this convention
Imd been adjourned in time and for the pur-
mse of tolling the members what to do aud
low to vote. "
Mr. Auce : " 1 rise to n point of order. The
gentleman is Impugning the motives of tills
'jody whun ho is not discussing the ones-
Ion. "
Mr. Miller : "This house has lost
learly ono whole week walking
: lown town and back again.
Now I am willing to have Senator Paddock
or any other man come here , but 1 think that
It Is high time that the membcrsof tills house
lo proceed to business. "
Mr. Horst had put the explanation of his
ote In writing nt the request of the chair ,
mil when lie sent it up Mr. Ageo said :
" 1 ask for the reading of tlio explanation
of the gentleman from Polk. "
The secretary so read , whereupon Mr. Agce
said : " 1 rise to a point of order. The expla
nation impugns the motives of the. members
if this legislature , Is HotjjmJliaiiieiitary and
: anuot bo received. " , - "
Thu representative from Loup said : "I
novo that the message from the gentleman
jo laid on the table. "
Tills caused n burst of laughter nil around
he house.
Mr. Horst : "My explanation says nothing
hat impugns this legislaluro. If it im-
imgns the motives of tlio gentleman ,
t makes no difference to mo. I claim that
.ho nomination of the senator was brought
.bout by Ilio power ol corporate monopoly
. .nil by Hie treachery of those professing to
bo Senator Van Wyck's friends , aud I re-
'terato it regardless of his Influence. "
Senator Colby asked If nn objection was
uade to the explanation , It was not neces
sary ( o have a two-thirds vote to put it on
recoid , to which the chair answered that a explanation was a mailer of ptivl-
_ cge and can bo madu only by leave of Iho as
sembly , implied or expressed.
Mr. Horst ' ' 1 think as the party who of-
"cred that explanation lam entitled "
Mr. Agee " 1 rise to n point of order.
There .was no motion made , and the gentle-
iiian has spoken twice. "
At tliis juncture the serccant-at-arms said :
' .Mr. President : iour committee with the
senator-elect. "
Senator PnddocK was escorted to the plat-
' 01 m. Lieutenant Governor Sliedd said :
'Gentlemen of the joint convention : I have
tlio pleasure or introducing to you thu Hon.
\ . li. Paddock , your senator-elect. "
Thu senator , whoso manner was cool and
lignilicd , spoke as follows :
"Mr. President , senators and members of
he legislature : "I thank you from the bot-
om of my heart for the distinguished honor
you have conferred upon mo to-day. 1 un
derstand full well lhat It is not because of
any superior merit or qimlilieatlons or
ability on my part beyond those
possessed by the distinguished gentlemen
who competed herewith mo in ibis election ,
bill 1 desire to say that such ability as 1 have
shall be given , as it lias been in the past , in
such sphcics of action as I have occupied , in
the new ollico in which vott have placed me
for the ujibnllilinn of this grand common
wealth. When I shall enter upon ( lie duties
of tills ofllco 1 .shall have been In Nebraska
Ihlrly years. Never at anytime. In any place
and under any circumstances , havol omitted
to do whatever was In my power to do for tlio
protection of thn interests of the state.
1 love every part of it. I leel myself In my
humble way to bo a part of II because I have
been honored in times past by the people nnd
by the republican party in posllions In which
I have endeavored always talthfullv nnd well
to discharge the duties imposed unon
mo. Hut , gentlemen , I am too weary to in-
.lulge myself In any attempt at a speech here
to-day. 1 know that you aru too weary to
listen. Wo have gone through n rather pro
tracted struggle. It is n pleasant reflection lo
me , however , that the amen
ities which should have been
observed In this exciting contest
Jiavo been observed so far as 1 have had par
ticipation therein , ihave thoiricalest respect
and the. strongest personal retrard for all the
gentlemen who have computed lor this posi
tion with me. 1 wish to thank them again.
"Now , Mr. President , thanking you again
for the very distinguished honor that you
have conferred upon me , 1 will withdraw. "
Senator Paddock , after his nddress , pro
ceeded down the center nisle to where Sen
ator Van Wyck was sitting , and the Jailer
rliilng , lliey greeted ono another by a firm
and heal ty clasp ol hands , which was hand'
soiuely applauded by the spectators as an ac'
tlon prompted by tlio noble Impulses of each.
Upon Iho suggestion of StatoSenatorColby
Senator Van Wyck was requested to access
the joint convention and was received with
tremendous cheers by the entire house. Ho
spoke as follows :
"Mr. President and gentlemen of this con
vcution : 1 am liapiiv to meet with yon this
day and to be asked by you to make n few
suggestions upon tills occasion. I
was L'lad to greet my friend ,
Senator Paddock , whom I met hero six years
ano , and who when ho retired from tint po
sition of United Stales senator greeted me
with a coidlal handshaking , as 1 uiected
him lo-day. [ Applause. ) 1 congratulate
you and tlio stale of Nebraska lhat tlio com
mission which I lay down cheerfully into
the hands of that gentleman and the people
of Nebraska , you have transferred into thu
hands of one so eminently able nnd lit by ex
periciieu and Intelligence nud by disposition
to represent the people of Nebraska. 1 re
iolco with him Hint thu amenities of civil
ked life have been observed in tills contest
nud the election which Is now , 1 trust , so
happily ended. I received at your hands hU
commission six years ago. Senator Pad
dock six years previously laid it down
Into the hands of the people of Nebraska as
I lay It down to-day. Now , my friends , I
you will nllow me , although I have a severe
cold ( here the senator articulated with pain
fnl dltllciilty ) , to say a few words , nol as lo
thn mere matter of holding the office ( till
Is comparatively of no imrortanco ; ) no matter
tor who may be the individual whorimie
sents you , the people of Nebraska , In the
senate of the United States tor six years
but the great principle the great btrueglo
underlying this contest Is n matter of Im
portanro to the people of Nebraska , and
know that tbo man whom you have seletlei
will as honestly nnd as jealously endeavor to
protect your Interests and your rights In tli
si-nati ) of the United States as bo who give
up this commission has sought to do for th
last fclx years. 1 have told my friends tha
we had a crisis wo hail important Issues Im
pending upon us. Among tills great nntloi
trom ( his great state , great in the extent o
its territory ; Kreat In the population whic
occupies It ; great in the resources behind us
Rreat In the principles , which. If fully estab
sited , will make us nol only the greates
pioduclng , but thogrcatestaud grandest slat
In thu union we stand heru , my friends , to
day. You ask only n fixed principle , becaus
all Interest is supposed to be based to a ccr
tain extent upon principle Thestriigglesupoi
principle and with principle affects thel
material prosperity ; based upon what the >
consider principle the great northwest strug
eles , and Interest in tlio principle whlc
they consider underlies thuholo world
From thu earlle&t ages until now the peopl
have based tbcir principles uyou thoj
[ lines which would affect the material pro-
erityoftho community where th ° y exist
ml the notion over which they spread , nnd
o-day , and in the past and In the future
here Is n strugcle a struggle which cannot
jo hid nnd Cannot bo resisted that sirutrclo
s based to a certain extent upon political
irlnciplcs , and those principles nre good or
iad as they ndect the prostxjrlty of the Indl-
'Iduals ' among them , And now' my friends ,
1 feel nnd you know that there Is to-day as
here has been nnd will bo In the fntine , n
trucgie a struggle to-day between corpor-
nle power , between organized wealth nnd the
nborer nud teller and producer of this land ,
\o patty can live except Upon a live
irlnclple , and that principle , ns 1 hnvo said ,
s that which nlfects the material prbsperity
if tlio nation. Wo nro arrayed to-day the
aborers and producers of Nebraska nro n k-
ng for aid at your hands , gentlemen of the
icnalo and legislature of Nebraska. The
great republican parly , to which 1 have been
illlcd for tlM ! last thirty years , demand nt
our hands some relief for labor , some relief
'or the pioducer , nnd 1 tell you my friends ,
! have n right to say to you that you cannot
ildo yourselves behindadogma or party cau
cus If you refuse lo obey the commands of
ho people nud give lliem some relief. [ Con-
lulled applause ] ,
1 speak to you now ns I spoke to my
ountrvmen thltty years ago. We were en-
iuied ; In n struggle which was n struggle lor
inmnii freedom human labor In which
.ho monopoly of labor who owned
he slaves In the south sought to dominate
ibis tieat ; republic , and now , to-day , aggre
gate and organized wealth and corporate
tower me endeavoring to wield the same In-
luence and bind you by the same chains that
slavery did one-third of a century aio.
1 say to you In all sincerity and frankness
that the people of this slatu nro demanding
some relief al your hands.
I know we are told sometimes nbotit the
communism ot labor , and let mo say to you
thai the gicalcst danger to this republic , the
greatesl danger to labor and to prosperity is
[ lie communism of wealth and corporate
power which seeks to control this great
American republic. [ Applause. ]
Now the people of this state demand some
relief nt your hands ; you have tbo power ;
It does not all belonc to the United States.
Let mo Illustrate. Yon have the power to
regulate railroad transportation from tlm
Missouri river to Imllnnola 200 or 2oO miles
where your railroad corporations require
3If)0 for a car load of freight. Here from the
Missouri river to Liverpool a car load can be
carried al a less rale. Now7 you have It in
your power to-day to relieve the people from
such extortions and such exactions , and my
Friends you know It all and 1 need not le-
peal it to you.
There are other things from which the people
ple demand relief. To-day in the state of
Nebraska and this American union two-
thlrtis of all the farms are mortgaged nnd
under the control of this orgaui/.ed wealth
ot which 1 have spoken. We
lave our ditfercnce.s of opinion in
the republican party ; tliov have them in the
democratic patty , and the question
irises , where are lite people to bo relieved
from taxatloni * My friends , you know , your
people nl homo know , that Ibis day grain nnd
: > ork arc raised In Nebraska , and by reason
if cxhorbilanl rales Iho cost of production is
j.ircly received from it. 11 used to bo our
boast that the laborers of the American re
public would subsist upon meal llnee times a
lay , and when our poik aud beef readies thu
seaboard It is encumbered with such charges
that even united American labor noon the
seaboard nre not nblo to enjoy the privilege
of catinc meat three times a day. And you
can help to solve this ( | iie. lion. Tliuro'are
very great questions In the same
dliection upon which the people
ire demanding relief and must
mvo it. The tenant class In this union are
ncrensing in numbers. And w'hilo the
American people can lind no reason for the
duty upon lumber ot from SO cents to S3 per
thousand , yet that Is sanctioned by the con
gress of tlio United Slates. We find lhat
really there Is no reason why sugar should
not be imported into our bor
ders , yet there Is taxable labor
to prevent It. Laborers , producers and
agriculturists are demanding some relief
Ifom the congress ot the United Slates , and
lliey are demanding relief from railroad ex
tortion and exaction at the hands of the
lecislaluro ot Nebraska. 1 have been
your rcprcsentalivc , as Iho honorable
'cntlcman who succeeds me has
jeen. For six years he sought diligently to
idvanco the interests of Nebraska in Hie
United States senate and 1 have tlio right to
say tliat durliiK the ensuing six years the in
terests of Nebraska will be jealously
unaided In the United Stales Henato
t > y the honorable gentleman whom you
liave elected as my successor. 1 thank vou for
the honor you did mo six years ago. 1 have
honestly endeavored to discharge my duty to
you and to Hie people of Ibis state , nnd now
in rendering that commission into tlio hands
of the people through you 1 do it with nn ex
pression of thaiiKs to those who imye
been my friends and the friends of Iho people
ple and Hie state of Nebraska during the last
six vears. J ask , gentlemen , I nsk the people
of the stale ot Nebraska , Hint thev will ex
tend to Senator Paddock the
same kindness , tlio same consideration
and thu same foibearanco they
liavo extended to mo In the past and 1 prom
ise you if you will .stay up his 1-ands and
rally to his support , if you will not listen to
bickerings and false accusations and stand
by him , he will bo faithful and work for the
interests of this stale , nnd there is no man
of Ills experience and ability who
will bo nblo to do more for the material Inter
ests of the stale. If the people will only stand
by blm manfully in Hie effort in which he Is
engaged. " ( Applause. )
On motion of Senator Colby the Joint con
vention adjourned nine < llu.
Paddock's llccitptlnn nt Beatrice ,
UIATIIICI : : , Neb. , Jan. 21. [ Special Tele
gram to the Hnu.J Heatrico Is more than
jubilant over Paddock's election. The sena
tor came homo to-day on a cally decorated
train loaded with Deatrlcoclilxens and was
met at the depot by the band , hose company.
Company C , Nebraska National Guards , and
about 1,000 enthusiastic citizens. Mr. Pad
dock , with his family , rode up town at the
head of a largo procession. Tlio crowd
gathered around in front of thu Kamlall
house and would not disperse until speeches
woiomadoby Mr. Paddock , Senator Colby
and Itepiesenalalive Fuller. In his remarks
Mr. Paddock said his election was duo largely
to Hie Gage county delegation , and that
wlillo there were some dilfeiences among
them , he hoped none of them would bo ecu
Kined. A special train of about ono linn
died citizens went lo Lincoln tills morning
to be present at the ballot and escort the
senator home. Preparations are being made
for a reception to Mr , Padddck and the Gage
county members at the opera house to-nior
low night.
Sonntor-Klcct I'aildoolf.
lion , Algernon Sidney Paddock has just
cnlered upon his llftv-Miventh year , having
been born in Glens Falls , N. \ . , November
5,1WO. His father was a prominent lawyer
of that portion of the Empire stale. Young
Paddock attended the public schools for pre
liminary instruction , and when thirteen
years old ho entered Glens Kails academy ,
where he remained live years , Subsequently
ho studied at Union college , Scheuectady ,
N. Y. , where ho remained until the com
mencement of his senior year. On Hie ur
gent request of a brother who was then re
hiding In Detroit , tha young collegian went
to the "City of Hie Straits. " Three month *
trial convinced him that ho would like the
"old homo" best , and accordingly ho re
turned to Glens Falls and began teaching
school , n position which seems to bo tlio
favorable "lirst stepping stone" of America's
successful men. In tlio meantime lie carrier
out Hiepiogramnie by studying Jaw , After
his Admission to the bar lie removed
lo Koit Calhoun , Washington county , Neb.
where he pre-empted a farm and located.
This was In May , 1S.VT , when It was a grave
quu.ulon whether Omaha was "to be or not lo
be , " Senator Paddock really passed most of
his time in the latter place , and during 1W"
and ibS'J ' ho did some editorial work on th
Omaha Republican. In ItxX ) he was chosen .
delegate to tlio republican national con veil
lion nt Chicago , that nominated Abraham
Lincoln , and during that fall he stumped
New Yoik state for the republican parly. In
April , 1M1 , he was appointed secretary of tin
territory of Nebraska and three years alter
ward was a delegate to the convention nf
Ualtlmore that nominated Lincoln for re
election. On the admission of Nebraska as a
stale in IbCT lie was an unsuccessful candl
dale for United States seuntoi
against the Hon. John M. Tliayer ,
now governor. In Ibou President John
son appointed Senator Paddock secretary
ol the utwly mmlo territory \VyouilnK \ ,
but ho was not confirmed and subsequently
ho 1 declined the honor. During all this time
he 1 was engaged In vnrWns business pursuits
In Omaha , but early In 1S74 ho moved to
"Jcatrlcc , Gage counly , which being south of
ho Platte made him1 the more eligible
.s far as the established political cits-
cm of tlio state | g concerned , ns n
andldato In the ensuine senatorial Unlit.
Accordingly when tlio legislature met In Jan-
iary , 1S7T > , bo defeated the Hon. Thomas W.
1'lpton nfter n lively contest , nnd on the fol-
owing March entered upon n senatorial
: crm ot six years. He always noted with the
Ualwart wins of his parly In national lecls-
atlon , and while not nuionc the "leaders" ,
ivas regarded as an Industrious representa
tive , who carefully guarded the Interests of
tils parly. Among the bills ho "fathered , "
ivhlch weio of national Interest ,
, vas the "Timber Culture net , " fnmlllar
n Its operations to all western" land-holders ,
' .n 1SS1 lie was n candidate for rc-electlonand
liter a determined HiJl't ' ho was defeated by
he lion , Charles H. Van Wyck , the man
ivliom lie In turn defeats In 1S37. On his re-
irlng from tho.scnnto ho still continued his
esldenco In Dcatrice.lwinc encaged In farm-
.ng and banking. \ \ hen Hie Utah commis
sion was organized Senator Paddock was
made n member of H'at board , nnd ho hns
given it more earnest attention perhaps than
any ono connected with the work. A short
'time nzo he resigned In preparation for his
aio senatorial iluhUn which helentoreil with
n firm belief ot success. In fact , Senalor
Paddock's marked charactcrlstlo Is his san
guine Icellngs In whatever of Import
ance ho undertakes. In both senatorial
contests he displayed that quality In
n lomarkablo deciee , expressing n lirm con
viction months in advance of the election ,
and even In opposition to tlio opinions
of Ills best iriends , that ho would
bo chosen. Even during the late contest -
test , when the odds trom the begin
ning seemed against him , 1m never lost his
commence. The senator Is not n millionaire ,
but is n man of wealth. Ills linnncinl good
fortune was n long tlmo malbrlallzlni : . nnd
nay be said lo be mainly duo to his faith In
-he Inliiro of Omaha and Nebraska.
For years ho was In rnlher straightened
circumstances but ho never would sacrllica
his landed interests. Consequently In lalo
years the advance of really In Omaha , where
most of the senator's properly Is located , has
placed him among thq wealthy. He Is a man
of line appcaranco and physique , well pre
served aud active , with the promise or many
years of usefulness before him.
Doings ill tlio Senate.
LINCOLN , Neb. , Jnji. 21. [ Special lo the
Uii.l : : Tlio senate met at 11 o'clock.
Mr. Sncll oll'ercd a resolution that when
adjournment was tak6n It be until Thursday ,
January 27 , nt 10 a. m.
Mr. Fuller of Wnyno asked what effect
such action would have upon tlio nomina
tlons made special order for lhat day.
The chair was of'tho opinion that the
special order would pome up the lirst thing
unon reconvening olstho senate , whenever
that miclitbe.
It was finally named to adjourn till Tues-
.lay , but a mossaio from the housonnnounccd
that it had adjourned to Wednesday next at
10 a. m. , and asked the concurrence of the
senate , which was agreed to.
The rules weie suspended nnd n resolution
ndopted to Instruct Hie commissioner of pub
lic lauds and buildings to hnvo 600 conies of
the reports of stale institutions printed.
Mr. Shorwln of Dodge offeted a icsolutlon
empowering the secretary of stale lo proemc
Iransporlalion and make sufficient arrange
ments for members Of committees whose
duly it may be to visit nny of the public In-
stitulions"whleh was adopted under suspen-
ion of Hie rules.
The senate then proceeded lo Iho joint con
Doings In the House.
LINCOLN , Neb. , Jan. 21. [ Special to
the UEI.J : The. lioii < io convened nt lOr
o'clock tills morning flfriil-linu'iojllatcly pro- ,
cecdcd to the order ob.inlroiuctlon of bills.
Under this head of business the following
new measures blossomed forth :
lly Smyth To provide for nnd regulate the
admission of perM > ns ( o the degree of atlor-
nny nnd counsellor-nl-law ; lo define Iho
duties ol attorneys and counsellors , nnd to
repeal certain sections named therein.
] } y Aiken To nrovido for the payment of
claims of county treaKiirers lor money col
lected by them from the sale and lease of
icliool lands.
Hy Unbcock To locale and establish n
stale normal school nt Oxford , Furnns county ,
Nebraska , and makincau appropriation of
S2.,000 therefor. '
Uy McCann To amend sections 0 , 14 and
2s of chapter 85 of tlio session laws of lb8T
entitled "An act top ovido for the registry
sale , leasing and general managemonf of all
lands and lunds set'apart ' for educallonal
purposes , ana for the investment of funds
arising from the sale of such lands nnd to re
peal the net 'to provide for Iho iculstry sale
nnd leasing and general management of all
lands and funds set apart for educational
purposes , and for th < \ investment of lunds
arising from the sale of such lands' . "
After the introduction ot bills the second
rending of a mass of meastiirs which had
been Introduced last week was proceeded
with , although it is to ho confessed Hie lead
ing was scarcely listened to , as the attention
of the house was chlellv devoted to dis
cussion of Hie exciting incidents of Hie night
A joint resolution fixing the lime lo which
Hie house should adjourn when II did adjourn
al Wednesday morniuz , 10 o'clock , was
adopted after some objection and by n stand
ing vote.
.Sir. .Miller was called to the chair.
A motion came front Mr. that the
members of Iho legislature vacate their seats
In favor of the crowd which was pressing
from behind , Hie motion being facetious. It
narrowly escaped passing , however , and was
Imally labled.
As soon ns Hie joint convention had ad
journed the house reconvened and received
tlio senate's concurrence on the Wednesday
resolution. Adjournment was consequently
taken to that day. This long adjournment
is taken , it should bo stated , in deference to
the wishes of the members \vli6 live some
distance from the capital , and who have not
visited their homes since coming here. They
asked it , nnd voluntarily assured the house
that they would not beck anolher adjourn
menl during the session.
Over three hundred bills are already on the
rolls In both houses. Some of them , espe
cially the Melklejohn-Ageo railway commis
slon bill , are very voluminous ,
The only thing which aroused n display of
Interest by thu members during the one and
a half brief hours previous to the conven
tion was a resolution by Mr , Kiel , ot Hall
county , ns fellows :
Whereas. The great state of Nebraska has
been delivered into the hands ot a powerful
corporation by the dramatic action of a mid
night caucus ; therefore , bo it
liesolved , That thu public buildings of said
state builiapcd In mourning lor tlio term of
thirty days.
Thu resolution hime- lire until after the
joint convention , when It was tabled.
Thnnkliii : I > r. O afford ,
LINCOLN , Neb. , JanjSI. To the Editor of
the lir. ! : : Dr. C. C. Galford , of Wymore ,
representative from ( iage county , was nom
inated for lhat posltfon by the straight re
publican conventional that county. Ho was
not endorsed by the anti-monopolists , and
theieloio owed them nothing as a party , Hut
he had voluntarily made pledges to support
General Van Wyck , both mlvately nnd on
tlio stump. Notwithstanding thu tremendous
deus pressure brought to bear upon him
by the railroad crowd , and the fact Hint
he was in the employ of tlio H. & M. as a sur-
ceon , ho fulfilled his pledges mantully nnd
nobly. In behalf ot the friends
of Senator Van Wyck In my county , and for
myself. 1 wish to express my thanks to Dr.
G.ilford for his honorable course. White It
has been nothing more than we have a right
to expect Irom every honorable man , It Is still
in such marked contract to the course of
some others who owed so much to the sena
tor's irleuds. that it Is worthy of special men
tion. Dr. Gallon ! Is n talented and risiii"
young man , and thu known fact that lie will
bo true to his political pledges under all cir
cumstances Is worth more to him than n mint
ot gold. J. Hintitows.
The I ml I ii mi Contest.
lNDiANAi-oi.18 , Jan. 21. Contrary to gen
eral expectation the joint session of the legis
laluro was again wllhout result. The senate
at noon took another vote , which stood as
heretofore : Turple , 75 ; Harrison , 71 , and
Allen 1 , The-convention then adjourned.
The Intor-Stato Oommorca Bill nLaw 'When
Signed By the Projidont ,
Only Forty-One Mcinbcr.i Kccoril
Tholr Votes Against , tlio Uleftsuro
Wlmt Its Provisions Arc Other
Cun rcssiounl Doings.
Jan. 21. After roadlnj ; the
journal , the speaker stated that the regular
order wjis the vote upon the adoption of the
conference report on the Inter-state commerce -
morco bill.
Mr. llutterworth of Ohio asked unani
mous consent to have a special vote upon the
fouith section , nnd Mr. Weaver of Iowa
asked to have n separate vote on the commis
sion feature , but Mr. Crisp of Ucoigla ob
jected to botli requests.
Mr. Dunham ot Illinois moved to recommit
the amendment to the conlercnco committee
and Mr. Crisp raised tlio uolnt of order
against that motion. The speaker knew
of no rule which authorized re
committal of a conference re
port nnd sustained the point of order.
Mr. O'Neill of Pennsylvania inquired
whether there was any parliamentary pro
ceedings by which these uentlemcn. who were
embarrassed by having to vote for or against a
conference bill without having nn opportu
nity to divest all of Its objectionable features
could bo relieved of their embarrassment ; but
no response to that was madu and the vote
was taken on adopting tlio conference report.
It was agreed to yeas 210 , nays 41.
Those voting In the necatlvo were Allen ot
Massachusetts , Anderson of Ohio , Ulisa.
lloutollc , linyle , Hniirif , Itrumm , Campbell of
Ohio. Caswell , Dlbbcll. Ely , Kvans , Felton ,
Findlay , Frederick , ( lav , Ollllllan , ( Irosvo-
nor , llavdcn , Hill. Johnson of Now York ,
Kelly , Keteliam , Llbby , Long , Markham ,
Martin , McICenna , Miller , Morrow , Oates
O'Neill of I'onusylvanla , O'Neill of Missouri ,
Itauny , lloetl ot Maine , Klco , Seymour.
Wadsworth , Watt. Weaver of Iowa , nnd
Whltoof Pennsylvania.
The Dill after being enrolled and signed bv
the presiding officers of : the two bouses will
bo sent to the president lor his action.
.Mr. Crisp of Georgia , from tlio eommittco
on commerce , reported back the resolution
requesting the secretary of the treasury to
make Inquiry of constructors of passenger
cars aud steamboats , and any other persons
ho may think capable of giving Information
on tlio subject , as to the best methods of con
structing and heating the samo. Adopted.
Mr. lielmont of New i'ork Introduced a
reselutiou calling on the president for copies
of such correspondence up tp the present
da > , between this and the Urltlsli govern
ment as lie may decide can now be properly
made public in recard to the deprivation in-
Ilicted In Canadian ports on American ves
sels , having the right to touch and trade , of
tlio llbcity lieielotoro enjoyed by such vessels ,
Koferral to the committee on foreign iclo ?
tlons. , 'f
At Its evening session the house passed ;
twenty pension bills , including ono granilni :
a pension oC SiOa ! month to the widow of
General Tliomas Francis Mcagher , and at
10M : ! adjourned till to-morrow.
WASHIXOTOV , Jan , 21 , In tlio senate to
day n petition relating to the liquor trallic In
the District of Columbia was referred after
debate to the committee on the District.
.Numcious petitions were presented by sev
cral eonators for , the amendment of. tlio oleo-
. .margarlno law nmffor the' repeal otinternal
ievontiG laws and "Were referred to tue com-
niitteo'on finance.
Mr. Urown offered a resolution , which was
adopted , renucsting the president to commu
nicate to the senate copies of all correspond
ence with the government of Mexico in re
gard to tbcseizure and sale of the American
schooner liebecca in the port of Tninplco ;
also coiiies of all correspondence between
the state depaitment and the late Minister
Jackson , with .Jackson's letter to the presi
dent on the subject of his resignation.
The senate then went into secret session.
and when the doois were reopened adjourned
till Monday.
Provisions ol' the Hill.
WAsmxoTox , Jan. 21. The inter-state
commerce billas , agreed upon by both houses
of congress , makes It unlawful for any com
mon carrier subject to tlio provisions of tills
act to charco or leceive from any person or
persons a greater or less compensation for
any service rcndeiedln | the transportation of
passengers or property than it charges or re -
colvcs from any other person or persons for
doing a like service under substantially sim
ilar circumstances and conditions ; makes
it unlawful for any common carrier
to make or give any undue or unreasonable
prel'eienco or advantage to any particular
person , company , linn , corporation , or local
ity , or any particular description of tinflle.
and piovides time every common earlier shall ,
according to their respective powers , atford
all reasonable , proper and equal facilities lor
tlio Interchange ol trallic between their re
spective lines. It provides that It shall tic
unlawful for any common carrier sub
ject to tlio provisions of this act
to charge or receive any greater
compensation In the nggicgnte for the tians-
mlsslon of passcngeis or of like kind of
propelty , under substantially similar circum
stances and conditions , for a shorter than
fora longer distance , over the same line , in
the same dliection , the shorter being In
cluded within the longer distance : but Oils
shall not bo construed as authorizing any
common carrier , within tno terms ot this act ,
to charge and receive as picat compen
sation for a shorter as lor a longer
distance , provided , however , that , upon ap
plication to the commission appointed under
tlio provisions of this act , such common
carrier may In special cases , after Investiga
tion l > y the commission , bo authorized to
chai go less fora longer than lor a shorter
distance tor HID transpoitation of pissengers
or property , and tlm commission may , from
time to time , prescribe the extent to which
such designated common carriers may bo re
lieved trom tlio operation of this section of
this act. That it shall be unlawful
for any common carrier to enter Into any
combination with any other common carrier
or carriers , for the pooling ot freights of dif
ferent or competing railioads , or to divide
between them the aggregate or net proceeds
of the earnings of cueli railroads or any portion
tion thereof , and in any ease If an agreement
for the pooling ot heights as afore
said , each day of Its contlnu-
anco shall bo deemed n separate offense.
That , nfternlncty days from the passage of
this act , every common carrier subject to Its
provlslonsshall have printed and keep for
public inspection schedules slinwini : rates ,
lares and charges shall not bo raised except
after ten days of public notice , but that they
may be reduced without previous public
notice. That it shall DO unlawful for any
common carrier to enter into any combina
tion or agreement to prevent the carriage of
freights from being continuous liom thn
place ot blilpment to the place
destination. It declaies that nip
common cairler violating the provisions ot
thu act shall be liable for the full amount of
damages sustained , together with reasonable
counsel and attorneys' fees. It is made a
penal offense to violate any ot the provisions
of this act , the maximum tinn being $5,000.
Thn bill piovides fora commission to con-
slbf of live persons , whoso terms ot of-
lice shall bo for blx years , except
lor the first appointments , which
are to bo for two , three , four , live and six
years , The members of this commission are
to boupnolnted by the president , by and with
the advice nnd consent ot the senate , 'jheir
principal ofllco shall he In Washington , but
they may hold sessions Inlothcr places than
Washington , and a single member of tlio
commission may take testimony any
where , as may bo directed by the com
mission. The commissioners have salaries
of S7SCO each. The commissioner has power
to appoint a secretary with an annual salary
of 53,500 , and haswudhority to employ and
fix the compensation of such other employes
as it may be found necessary to u proper per-
fornlaneeo of its duties , subject to the ap
proval of the secretary of the interior. Tbo
bill appropriates SlOd.000 for tlio purposes f
this act , for tlio liiciU year ending Juuo 30 ,
Witticisms Imlitlirrtl iu at tlio Plilln-
ilelphlu Clover Club llnnquet.
raiuvuKt.riiiA , Jan. 21.-Special [ Tclo-
gram to tlio Hun. ] Senator Joseph 0. 8.
lllackburn was awarded tlio honors nt the
littlcth anniversary dinner of the Clover club
nt the Hotel Ucllovuo last nlcht. President
Handy , In his happiest vein , presented the
guests for the darts of members and thalrcat-
ment some of the distinguished gentlemen
received was n blank surprise to them.
Henry Wattorson was the first to fnll before
the volley of witticism. Ho stood manfully
for n time , but was finally compelled to re
tire. Senator Eugene Halo , of Maine , fore
saw n storm and managed to make brief re
marks. Senator Joseph HlAckburn was
greeted with the song , "Old Kentucky
Home , " nnd then ho made n rousing speech ,
full of sentiment. Kx-Attorney General
Urowster arose nnd told the members ho
know them and declared that ono of the lost
arts to the members was to know
now to behave themselves. ' Colonel
Tom Ochlltrep , ot Texas , was permitted to
make a brief speech aud then Piesldent Aus
tin Corbln , ol tlio Heading railroad , was
called upon. " 1 teel greatly embarrassed , "
said nMr. . 'orhlu. ( Ho proceeded no fmther.
for n voice remarked , "So Is your railroad. "
This sally broke up Iho picsldcnt nnd he re
tired in favor of United States Treasuier
Jordan , who , having witnessed the fate of
others , braced himself to cope with tlio rol
licking liunsters. The song , "Jordan am n
Hard IJoail to Trabblo , " was Interpreted In
the middle of the treasurer's remarks. Tills
was more than the amlablo gentleman could
stand , so he relinquished his time to Colonel
A. C. McClurc. The latter was barred from
giving reminiscences of bis lifoand delving
in the future. Ho nominated Senator J.
Donald Cameron for president , stating that
he had been for Cameron for forty years.
This brought bright-wilted ex-Governor
IJunn to Ids feet with Hip remark , "Yes.
colonel , you have been for Cameron for
forty yearn , but you never look bis scalp. "
The dinner was n most elaborate all'air and
In keeping with H > e entcitalnments which
have madu thu Clover club famous.
1)11. SALiMO.N IS.Xt'IjAlXS.
lie Talks Very Stroiifjly Aliout tlio Il
linois Ijlvo Htoolc Commlsulon.
WASHINOTON , Jan. 21. Commissioner
Column , of the department of agriculture ,
being asked If he had any answer to make
relative to the recent communication of the
Illinois stale board of llvo block commis
sioners , said that ho could have nothing to
say until ho received an answer from Gov
ernor Ogiesby to ills communication or Is as
sured that the board's letter Is to bo consid
ered as such. Dr. D. E. Salmon , chief ol the
bureau of animal Industry , however , In
speaking of tlio mailer , said : "No personal
considerations Influenced the tone of tlio
commissioner's letler to Governor Oule.sby.
It was wrltlcn because the action of thestate
authorities seemed to practically undo Iho
work of the deparlment. The com-
\mi > sloncr has made no 'groundless
jinit'vlclqus Jmpnlallon upon thu integrity
? of the stain commission. What they object
' 'to was a plain statement of facts. If these
Yfacis rclicct upon their intnxrlty , lhat Is no
Vault of the dcpnitment. 1 can say that the
department has exorcised i/rcal care In sift
ing the facts , nnd I believe sufticicnt unim
peachable evidence Is now In our possession
to establish every statement made by tlio
commissioner. "
The doclor says that n wilful violation of
the rules apparently occurred when the board
allowed animals in one of Iho distillery sheds
lo bo Inoculated. The doctor reasserts all
that Comnilsslonor.Colman said about re till
ing a uatt , , . O AUtUo Infectfth.tKui fcldt
sheds with healthy'animals , 'recites his
request to hnvo the she'ds- ' disinfected ,
and concludes ns follows : "If
the board of live stock _ commissioners can
defy the governor wo hope to have .somo Inti
mation of tho.fnrf from the governor himself.
In reference to the personal allusions and
Innuendoes with which thu communication
abounds , let me say that they aio unworthy
of comment. Thu public is constantly ap
pealed to throughout tlio document , but its
attention Is not likely to be diverted from the
real Issue , vithe : plain and dangerous violations
lations of Iho rules nnd regulations of the
government which have not yet been sails-
laetoilly explained. " Dr. Salmon says thai
Commissioner Column's letter to Governor
Ogiesby was not given to the press befoiu it
was mailed.
An Aged Italian Who Discovered tlio
Telephone in IHitl.
CHICAGO , Jan. 21. The case of the United
States against Hie Hell Telephone company
to test Iho validity of the Hell telephone pat
ent is made Hie occasion ot the publication
here Ibis evening as lo some points which
will bo employed by government counsel to
combat Prof. Hull's claim to being the inven
tor of the telephone. The evening Journal ,
in outlining the evidence , publishes an Inter
view with Antonio Meucci , an nged Italian
who Is hero and has in his possession many
certitied papers liom tlio patent olllco which
give evidence to Ills claim to have invented
the telephone and tiled a caveat llvo years be
fore Hell's patent was obtained. His discov
ery dates back to IH-il ) , when ho was
director of mechanism In the
Tncon opera house , Cuba. During
his leisure hours hit experimented on planto-
cuke diseases by Hie aid of electricity. In
the course o ! these experiments , his assistant
nnd himself being in dllferenl rooms , wuie
connected by the electrical circuit through
Hie medium of n wire. Meucci held the win )
in Ills teeth and by tlio well known denial
connection with the auditory nerve distinctly
heaid tlio exclamation of his assistant In
voluntarily made in experiencing Hie shock
from the contact of the ether end of Ilio who
with his mouth. This discovery by Mueccl
led to a series ol Investigations which re
sulted in Hie construction of a perfect work-
In : ; model similar to llie Insliiimeiil of rrof.
Hell , Ills constant struggles with poverty
Interfered so In the perfection ol Ills
plans that it was nut until IbTI tliathis caveat
was granted , Documentary evidence now nn
file in Iho secret archhes of thn patent ntllcu
are also published by Hie Journal , showing
that thu claims of Menccl lo Inventing tele
graphing sound was reconl/ed by the com
mlssioner ol patents , together with an nc
knowiedrmenl of siiinrovciiicnts In IKSiiam.
IbStl , and thai lli'-su claims cmlmdv in n gieat
pait Hie patent issued to Prot , Hell.
Democratic Fraud in Now Jorsny.
Niw : Yonic , Jan. 31. ( Special Telegram
to the HKK.J Commenting on the fraudn
lent senatorial elections In New Jeisey the
Tribune says : "It would bo only n natural
and litllni' sequence of the Impudent frauds
by which the democrats claim two disputed
seats if they should insist upon admitting the
two fraud claimants to vote upon their own
cases. Hut the republican members and ol-
licers of Ihe senate have full knowledge ol
tlio facts and II will bo tbulrown fault if such
dishonorable sharp practice Is suffered to suc
ceed. The ccitihcnto of election , which
usually gives prlma-laclo right to nscat and
therefore power to vote on all questions until
the contest has been decided , will cany with
It any prlma facie right whatever In a case
where fraud lias been so glarlnir and notor
ious ns In ihu instance In question , and it Is
for republican senators to say , wheio Hie per
sons are in no way entitled lo seats , whether
they shall be allowed to vote themselves Into
the plaees Hiuy have tried to steal.
Tlio ( jiicblloii or PasBOH.
Jan. 21. The Wlhconsln Central
tral iallroad to-day consented to become a
paily to thu pass aieemenl among the west ,
ern toads , but until thu general manager *
decldu what effect the passage of tlio
Inter-state commerce bill will have in this re-
pard no change In the present state of
things will oo made. The opinion Is ad
vaneed in some rniaitcrs that till passes ex
cept to railroad olliclals and employes must
now be called in.
Dentil ot'Mrri. VoorhccH ,
WASHINGTON , Jan. 21. Mrs. Voorhees ,
wlfo of Senator Voorhees , died at their reii-
donce in this city at 5 o'clock of acute per
Revengeful Young Men at Columbus At
tempt to Wreck n Train ,
L Fnlrinont Former Kcnra Arrest ,
Hlioois lllinsnlf and Will I'rotmhlr
Dlo Many Imllottnciita
Tlio Work ofTrnln AVrookcrs.
Cou'Miirs. Neb. , Jan. 21. [ Special Tele-
cram to the HiiK.J The construction train
vorklng nt the coal chute here , while rcluiu-
i\K \ from Duncan , about 0 o'clock this oven-
nif , struck some obstruction alonjr the traclt
vhich caused the caboose aud lint cars to
mnp In an unusual manner. Michael Farrell -
roll , the conductor In charge , stopped the
atn aud made examination and found Iron
spikes and bolts tilaced on Iho rails , and ob
served a young Polander .that nrousrd his
suspicion. Ho sueeceded In arresting him ,
when ( he man acknowledged having an ac
complice. An oillcer Is now on his track and
will doubtless secuto him. Thu motive
eems lobe revenge , the yoiini : man having
leon refused pel mission to rldo on the con-
sfrucllun train. There were llvo men In tha
caboose who would have been Injured if tlio
wreckers bad succeeded In their hellish pur-
| 10SC.
Oono Wltlia Handsomer Slan.
NiiiiiASKA : Cirv , Nek , Jan. 21. [ Special
fclcxrom to the HKI.J : The wife of 1) .
King , a boarding house keeper , left laslnlght
with n handsomer mnn , leaving behind n
Husband nnd Invalid child , nged six.Tim
man In the ease Is James Lowery , ono of her
joarders. The couple nro supposed to hnvo
cone to Omaha. Heforo leaving the woman
turned everything she could Into money ,
taking some 8M ) belonging to her husband.
A Forger Shoots Himself.
FAIIIMONT , Neb. , Jan. 21. [ Special Tele
gram to the IJii.J : : Frank Shawl , n young
married man , a miller by occupation , at
tempted suicide this morning while on hl.-i
way home , six miles north of thin place. Ho
shot himself with n ! W calibre revolver , In-
Hiding n dangerous wound. Ho had recently
forged two notes. Despondency nnd fear of
detection and imprisonment nro thought to
lave caused him to attcmpl to lake his own
life. Dr. G. W. Johnston , of this place , Bays
there Is no chance of recovery. i
Cr.DAtt ItAiMii.s , la. , Jan. 21. [ Special
Telegram to the Hin. : | A toboggan club of
thirty membern has been formed here. They
will build n slide forty feet high and ICO loot
Mark Morton , son of J. Sterling Morton ,
of Nebraska , and Maitlin Wear , daughter of
John Wear , of Ibis city , were matrled last
A. now national bank will' bo established
May 1 to succeed tlm private bank of F. Van
Vechten. A. F. Averlll will bo president ,
and Ihero aio twenty-live stockholders.
Iowa Clly IteniR.
IOWA CITY , la. , Jan. 21. [ Special Tele
gram lo the Ui'.i : . ] In : he district court "to-
da r Iho Hurllnglon , Ceoar Itnplds & North-
ofn rallwav compromised tlio McGnire suit'
tor damages for injurles.rocolvod In coupling' '
cnrs. Itwill'pnv ' St200. ; * "S
Soukap , tbo Shcryvillo murderer , pleads
guilty aud will bo sentenced tor life.
The case of W. H. Halley and Milton Horn-
ley , two nttorney ? seeking to disbar eacfc
other , attracts much attention. The troublw
crows out of tlio prosecution of liquor cases.
1'roslilcnt of Ilio Press.
DBS MOINP.S , la. , Jan. 21.--Special [ Tele
gram to the Hr.M.J The executive eommittco
of the Iowa State Press association met hero
to-day and elected Mr. S. M. Clark , of Keo-
kuk. president in place of Judge Thoninn , of
Independence , resigned. It was decided to
have an editorial excursion in the spring ,
oilher to Mexico or Southern California , the
details to bo arranged by the executive of-
Ciitllo ThlcvcH at Work.
HI.OOMINOTO.V , Neb. , Jan. 21. ( Special
Telegram to the HIK. : ] The stealing ot cat
tle has been for several days taking place
here , seven head having been stolen from J. .
IS. Kelly nnd taken to Hlverton for sale.
Deputy Sheriff Carlisle yesterday secured tlio
cattle and found proof of the guilt of ono
James Landreth and a lelative who has been
hero some time. Thu thieves have departed
and are yet at liberty.
Many InilioliueiitH KoMiriicil.
Sioux CITV , la. , Jan. 21. [ Special Tele
gram to the Hii.l : : The grand jury com
pleted its work to-day and returned n largo
number of indictments , the nalnru of which '
have nol been made public yet and will non '
be until the arrests ate mado. It Is believed
about twenty-live ol the Indictments are
against saloon men. Quito n number nro
also against gambling houses , bawdy houses
and Hie like.
Fatal Holler KxploHlon.
DBS Moixr.8 , la. , Jan. 21. [ Special Tele-
grnm to Ilio HKK.J The boiler of Uio Hour-
iiii. mill' at Dexter exploded this morning ,
tearing to pieces the boiler loom nnd killing '
the owner of the mill , Mr. W. H. Mnulsoy ,
Hulldlngs within tlio rnngo of a block nro
moie or less shntteied by tlio explosion , The
boiler was blown 1MJ yards and was only
checked by the railroad embankment.
Over a Conliiry Old.
DAVCNI-OUT , la , , Jan. ' , ' ! . [ Special Tele-
giam to the Hni.J : Mrs. Margaret Davlu ,
who was burrled at Coal V alloy this morn-
iri7 , passed her lU.'d birthday Juno 12. '
She lost her sight live years ago but her hear
ing and Intellect were sound.
I : \
Tim New Trolling AHKoolatlon. I
DirmoiT , Jan , 21. Thu lirst stops towards
the formation of a new trotting association fl
have at last been laken In the withdrawal
this morning of the Detroit driving club front
the National Trotting association , At a 11
meeting held yesteiday numerous communi
cations from trotting and fair association ! ) ll
tlnoimhotit Hieeoiinliy weiuiead , expressing
dissatisfaction with the old organization ami
urging the Uctiolt Driving club to issue n ,
call for Hie formation of the samo. Thu
whole ntialr has grown out ol the retention
of. Secretary Vnll by the National Trotting
association , A call for a meeting at which
the new organization will bo planned haa
been sent out. The dale Is not bet , but thu
meeting will bo held in Detroit some time In
KxfiovcriiorUK'T'H .Munificence.
DirnioiT , Jan , SI. Information of another
of Kx-Govoriior AUcr'H extensive benevo
lences has Just Icukcd out through tlio fuel
and Hour dealers who were connected with
the enterprise. Thiough his private secretary * . * !
nnd a few trusted friends ho found fXX ) needy T
families during the recent cold snap , and to
each of thoio was srnt a bairel ot Hour and a Jl
ton ol coal orroul wood. The scenes at the
delivery of the needed gilts went olten piti
ful and pathetic , many ol the. lamilles being * :
entirely destitute.
A Sliori I'osiinnwtor Kcmovcd ,
Mii.wAi'KKK , Jan. VI. A special from
Amaistn , Win. , cays that I'ostmaster J , 1J.
Jluttou was removed from the postollico yes
terday by Inspector Carrlngton , who discov
ered a shortage ot & $ K In liuttoii's accounts.
Ill1) bomltimen have madu good tliu loss.
Legally Klriini ; I'p.
LIJ n.i : KOCH. Jan. 21. In Newpoit , Arl : . (
to-day , Abu Chambers was hanued for mur-
di-r > iig Julias Williams In Hint town In Octo
ber , f-vj. iiolh wcie negroi-u.