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TH E OMAHA SUNDAY EE. SIXTEENTH YEAR. OMAHA. SUNDAY MORNING , FEBRUARY 3'3 , 1887. TWELVE PAGES. NUMBER 240 ; L COMMONER TALKS ! ho Situation in the Englieh Honso Dis cussed in All Its Phases , 51.0SE OF THE IRISH QUESTION. 'ho Defeat of Parnell's ' Amendment Gives It Momentary Eel-Back. , IFE DEPARTS WITH CHURCHILL. tandy's Exile Causes Friends and Enemies to Wish Ilim Back Again. THE PRINCE IMPERIAL'S HEIR. 'ho Youn Lad Living in the Oaro of an English Matron , ITORY OF THE CHILD'S BIRTH. low the Last Napoleon Became Infatuated With a Professional Skater. > THEH GOSSIP FROM PARIS. froncli OIllolulH Assure Colonel Thompson TliuL tlio Government Will Not Prohibit the lOvportu- tluti of 1'crolieron Horses Other Korclun News. I'roin n Jleuilior of Pftrliainent. ICuiwiltlM IMG l > vJtimc ( lonlin llennctt.l LONDOX , Feb. 12. [ Now York Herald table Special to thu Uii : : . | Kvcrybody was ( rejiaicd lor the lesult of the division this norning on Parnell's amendment. No alter- itlons In thu state of parties have occurred. I'hu defeat of the amendment by over a hun- Ircd was a foiegono conclusion , especially Vhun one knew the regular whip had been Is- lued to tlio ( lladstomans. Thny voted or ibstalned just as they pleased. According o my calculations twenty-live of them stayed iway. On the other side , the liberal-union- fcts musteied strongly , old John IJrlcht com- ng up purposely to vote , lie did not favor ho liouso with liis presence , but con- cntcd himself with writing quietly in inu of the division lobbies. Chamberlain iartliiKton and Henry James were In thu louse accompanied by slxtv-ulght other lib ra I unionists , nlno only being absent. The nnservallvcd voted In a solid masj against ho amendment , except ono unfortunate who , lalfasloep , drifted Into the Parnellito lobby > y mistake. As thu division did not take ilaco until a quarter past one , over line hours after thu meeting of the house , omo drowsiness was oxcusable. Tlio blind , hu lame and tlio halt were all brought up. 'arnell sat It out fcoslally , though looking icaryand ill. Curtalnly he looks ten j ears ilder than ho did last session. Sexton nnd Dillon vvciu nearhlm , Dillon undismayed nu- larently , by the prospect of his trial , which cglns on Monday. Few In ttio house of Itlier piity would bo soiry to seu him escaoo mnlshmcnt , his gieat earnestness having toil respect for him on nil sides. Tin : I.ONCJ niuiATU. As regards the debate , tliu general admls- Ion is that it was very long mid rather dull , hough enlivened last night by Sexton , who L'compllshed the fuat of speaking over two lours without wearying tlio house. Ho coined to bo In his best form , sarcastic and uimorous. and wound up with nn elleotivo .ppeal . tot Iioland. On the mlnbteral side , Matthews , from iliom somiich was expected , somewhat mnd- lled ills work. Ho spoku like an attoincy j\ some local court and got contradicted Hetty frequently by tlio Irish members. Al- ogether ho cannot bu said Jto have Ihtingnlshed himself. 1 noticed nany members on his own sldo caving before thu conclusion of his speech. Later on Sir Michael Hleks-Ueach made a onsplciious success by his defense of the nlnlstry. His speech was decidedly the best Icllveied for that sldo throughout the debate , larcourt slashed away In his novel style , but 10 was hampeied by his past rccoid , his oerclon 1 > 1U of IbbJ , and his famous speech bout stewing In Parncllltu Juice. Allusions D those points made by Hlcks-lleacli were fcelved with deafening ami prolonged lieuis. The Paruellitcs themselves vveio un- .bio to suppress a smile. They may forgive iarcourt's ruthless coercion policy , but are lot likely to forgot It. A DUI.I. Ol'TI.OOK. This debate closed the lilsh question for he moment , but only for the moment. This reek wo have to discuss four other amend- nents to Urn procedure iiiles In thu hope of irovuntlng obstruction. The hope Is a vain me , and tlio rules , oven if passed , would do ittlu good. There seems llttlu or no chance > t any teal business being done this side ot Caster and dullness has settled down on thu tousu slnco Kandoloh Churchill's dupaitnrc. That alone would cauto very many to wish llm back again. Hlswoist enemies people ivhom hu has snubbed , disappointed office icekets , pcoplo who think they ouuht to bo In he cablncnt Instead of holding sub- iidinato olllcos In the ministry alt iru obliged to admit that the patty can't go in veiy long without him. Some , Ilko Chap- jn , are anxious to keep him down nt all 'osts , personal revenge for real or fancied Mongs being more powerful than any other 'onslderatlon , lint the bulk of the party ou 1 ; with contempt on this vlndlctlveness. If a general election caucht thu conservatives ivlth Churchill estranged they would luovlta- Dly lo : > o many scats , Kvery constttutcncy has In It a certain number of Churchlllltes who would strongly resent any Injustice done him. The Chaplin game of revenge would cost thu party dear if persisted In , Aleauvvliilo. Churchill Is icsting quietly In Algeria and perhaps reflecting on thu short memory of ninny men whose political for tunes ho made , and who would not now bo In oflice but for Ills labors nnd generosity. HU demand for economy and rooting out abuses in the great spending departments will Inev itably sweep the country betoro loujr. A USKFl'M , MAN LOST. Dunraven's retirement deprives the ministry - try of a most useful colleague. Ho Is well known In the colonies , and much respected for his Intelligent and liberal views regardIng - Ing colonial policy. Ho believes lirmly In Churchill's general position , and Is piepaied boldly to throw In his lot with the man whom old-fashioned tones have rashly doomed to perpetual exile. Jobbery must ba exposed and brought to an end , progressive legisla tion adopted and tory dodolsm sent to the museums where It properly belongs. These uu tho. views Lord Dunraven has always de fended. Ho clicks to them now , though at a sopslderabld bacilUce to himself. Perhaps .hero are others lu the ministry who eym- > athl/B with him , thoueh they have tiot the self-denial to confess it , Tlio crack of the party whip drives most of the rank and file shtlnklng aud trembling back Into ( ho ranko. run i.inr.K.u , SPLIT. On the liberal sldo the wounds are not likely to bo healed up. Harcourt hit out at Chamberlain , Hartlngton and James this morning. All three were sitting by his sldo. This docs not look ns If a treaty of peace would he signed at the "round table. " 1 think 1 see by many signs that the bitterness between the two sects Increases tathnr thin declines , ( iladstono remains warily In the background. There Is no possible course for him to take at present with advantage. Ho Is waiting and watching for some turn of events which miy give him a chance. No doubt ho Is greatly amused at the "round table" confer ences which can end only In ono way. His clurn to power. Is not likely to be broucht ibnut by Haitlngton and Chamberlain. Nothing clso can help him much at present , uiless the ministry allows itself to bo tlra''ied ; Into a foreign war , of which there ure no visible signs. A Mi.viiuii : : or PAIIUAMIXT. : FACTS FHO.M FKANCI3. Story of iho I'rlnco Imperial's Heir Society Notcp. \fo \ ) > i/t < oM J.SS7 l > ) i James Oorcloii HtnntU.1 PAIIIS. Feb. 12. | Now Yotk llctald Cable Special to the llii.J : : Sunbeams and spring toilets have suddenly vanished Ilko n ileasant dream , for a Herald storm an nounced for the 10th arrived on time , accom panied by blinding snow. Siberian weather now rules supreme from Pails to Naples , ivhcro the Neapolitans have had the coldest snap known for thlily jcars. The president of the lepubllc and Mine. ( Irovy gave their first ball on Thurday night. There were,000 : ! Invitations less than usual , and the electric light has replaced the candles that In pluvious years used to weep over the [ lancers'coats and diesses. The war clouds nnd the cabinet crisis are beginning to tell on President ( Jrevy. On Thursday night ho looked qiilto fatigued , and after receiving Kiiests with an allablu smile , ho retired at 11:80. : Mine. ( Srov'y had a cold and Mine. Wilson did the honors In a palo blue toilet with w Into lace and diamonds. The diplo ma ie corps , Including , ot course , Mr. Mac- Lane , withdrew snoitly after "mid night. The Malagasy mission of Mada gascar princes and notables wore also irescnt in full costume , consisting of patent leather shoes , pink silk stockings exotic knlckeibockers , and short jackets woven with gold. They are kindly lookinc youths. They tried to dance but failed and subsided Into slmplospectatots. The dance continued iintil 3 In the morning , when a gallop was struck up and then everybody lied. A COU.NT IN r.OVK. From Madild 1 heard that luches ) do Mor- ny's brother , Count S < > rgo do Morny , Is madly in love with a charming young lady aged seventeen , ono of a family of fourteen children , and ho wishes to marry. Hut the } 0iine lady's father has stipulated two years quiet for the j'ouug count botoro giving ohls consent and blessing. Hathor n scvcio or deal for a do Morny. Tin : T.KOITIVI.VTI : itnir. r.ivixn. The prince Inperial's idyl , In spite of all contradictions , Is tine. The legitimate heir Is now livint : In thu cam of an Knirllsh lady atNetillly. She Is bringing the little fellow up quietly to take an humble position In life. Ho will bo taught a trado. Ho ts &OVPII years old , very bright , and hasNapolcanlo features. A Miss Charlotte Yv'atkyns , whoso parents kept a second-hand clothier shop In a sticc near Itegent street , London , and generally known as "Lottie" Watkyns , appeared upon the London stagu without success , and then took to skating at the rinks dutlng thu rink craze. She finally become a professional skater.oTho prince mother oin day on a train , wheio the acquaintanceship began. He told her he was a French gentleman studyIng - Ing English , and hu gave his name as Mr. "Lewis" or Louis. " The prince and she made a lendc/.vous nt a small hotel In Jermyn street , not at the hair dressers and pcrfum- ei's as was erroneously stated. Miss Watkyns was a very pretty , dark girl , with exception ally long black hair , velvety eyes , tall , slender H2ure. She was well known at a dramatic professor's In Jermyn stieet , where she was a very great favorltu witli littciatuuis , artists and journalists. She was not a model of chatlty , for she had one child by a very distinguished father before she met thu prince , and has had a third ono since her Imperial lover's death. Miss Watkyns made tlio discovery who the "Mr. Lewis" really was at the Duke of Norfolk's wedding in ISrompton oratory , when Lord lieaconstield stood amaclably chatting with him. Miss Watkyns took counsel and made np her mind the only way to keep her lover to herself was to feign Ignorance as to his per sonality. Tills sliu managed with the art of aeonsumato actress. The prince was cer tainly head-over-liucls In love with her , nnd among his letters to her from lieckloy In 1S7S Is ono In which lie wrote : "If over I get to bo a great man 1 will make you a great little woman. " Miss \Vatkyns Is a croud kind of a girl , and scorns the Idea of seeking assistance. She never went to Camde.n house , and the empress never knew anything whatever about the escapade until lately. Miss Wat kyns wont \Valwitch when the body ol tlio dead prince returned fiom the Soudan hoping to see her lover's features once again , but no ladles were admitted to tlio Identifica tion , and she returned to London. She went to thu requiem mass in St. Mary's chinch Chlllehurst , nnd thu then Homan Catholic bishop of Southvvark , who know her story , spoke to her most kindly after the touching ceremony , and praised her tor her woman 1) let Ice nee , and It was throuirh the Iniluuncu of the bishop of Soutliwark that Miss Watkyns was sent out to Australia with a letter of In troduction to the Homan Catholic bishop ii Melbourne , who placed her in a family as governne.ss. That kind of life , however , was totally unsulted to Miss U'alkyns' tastes , am she Is now back again In London , her onlj wish being that -'tho child , " and by that she means the offspiIng of the prince , shall bu broutrht up In Ills mother's country and tha the secret of his bltth shall bo kept as long as possible from the youngster , who Isstiong precocious and noisy , TWO INCiKXJOUS COSTUMES , Two very Ingeniously devised fancy cos tumes have been completed In anticipation o the mardl gras. They leprcsent respective ! ) a black and a while poodle. The tint narnec dress has a deep , low necked culrasse corsage of black velvet , boidercd round the shouldei with a band of black astrakhan , A slmlla band Is also round the lower edge of the dcci basque. Hands of astrakhan pass over th shoulders and the guise ot sleeves. Th shott skirt Is composed of black astraklmt cloth , with a slight drapery of black velvc on the back. The boots are of black satin finished around the top with bauds of as traklmu , each having a round tuft of that fu set upon the Instep. 'Ihoy aio worn vvitl black silk stockings. The long black glove are edged at the top with bands of ustrakhai and each has a second band of the sama fur placed midway between the vrrlst and elbow Ou the left arm is worn a twisted sllvc bangle In compliance with the costume tha require ! Monsieur Canopo to wear such a bracelet ou his loft 'orele ; ; . Tlio head dres s a cap shaped like that of Mercury , In black strakhon nnd having two rounded cars to re- ilaco the wines. These are fastened back In lie same stjlo as the wings on Mnrcurj's leadgear. Aiound the throat Is worn a sli er dollar lined with red velvet and hung vlth bells. A lonp plated whip of leather Is arrled In the hand. This completes-the ostnine. The white poodle toilet has n corpse In vhlto satin , the skirt being covered with ows of silky algcrlan trlnces In white mo- mlr , and the back drapery being In while attn. The details of the dress are precisely hose of thoblack costume , thocapbelng com- > osed of white astraklun cloth , as arc also he bands that trim the corsage , thu boots and gloves. T.ATf.ST IX HATH DHF.SSINO. The latest styles of dressing the hair nro nuch loss exaggerated than at ono time they hreatencd to become. High structures of mITs and curls and aigrette have been re- tlaeed by much simpler and less elevated modes of arrangement , though In the same style. The "Danls" collfure , formed by brim- ng the back hair forward and turning It over to forma single toll at the top of the load , Is now and very graceful. OA11JTY ON Tilt : H1V1E11A. In splto of snow storms the ilvlcra con- : Inues very gay. The Prince of Wales and ils son , Prince ( ! corfo of Wales , highly en- loyetl themselves during the famous "IJattlo of llowers" at Cannes. There are morn rVmcrlcans nt Cannes , Menlo Carlo and Nice this jear than ever before. NO KMBAUGO ON I Colonel Thompson Asstireil That They Can bo Kxporlod. ISS7 1m Jtiincs (7im ! > /Jcniiclf.l PA uis Feb. 12.- ] Now York Herald Cable Special to the Mm : . | Colonel Thomp son , commissioner for Illinois , Ohio , Ne braska and other states , instituted to rf ] > - resent the Inlcicsts of tlio American Unite. In Perchcron horses , had to day a loin : and very satisfactory conversation with M. Do- ville , the Ficnch minister ofagilculture , con cerning the rumored intention of the Fionch government to prohibit the exportation of horses. Dm Ing the conversation M. Dcvlllo said : " 1 havu consulted fully with M. Goblet - let , president of the council , and General liouhmger , the minister of war , and am able to glvo you a positive , formal assutance that tlio govern ment has no intention whatever at present of prohibiting the exportation ot horses , al though thu other day -ISC French horses were sold to Get many and ciossed the frontier. " In reply to Thompson's Inquiries , the min ister also said : "Why , even in the event of an embargo of horses , you may accept the assurance of the Fiencli government that Perchcion horses will be exempted from it , that the irovoriiinent will not do anything to interfere witli that Important branch of the government with tlio United States. Tliis Is ono of the most peaceful official statements yet madu , and Is reassiuing to all who hope thn warscaie is finally over , nnd to iVmorlcan horse dealers In paitlcular. Colonel Thompson , In behalf of Mr. Dun ham , of Wayne , III. , presented Mile. Kosa lionhcur with three wild Ameiican mus tangs , which she has tinned loose on her cat tle fat m near Fontalncbleait. They are in first rate condition , kicking , I > IUIIHIIIR and rearing about In high spirits. Kosa Jionhcnr Is perfectly dellgnted with them and Intends using them as models for a larco American cattle picture. She , In return , presented Mr. Diiiiham nnd Colonel Thompson with thico cxquisltu i > oi traits of splendid Pcrcheron stallions , selected by Hosa Uonheur herself from a considerable number putchased by Mr. Dunham. Colonel Thompson says that Peicheron horses this year are greater in numbcis and in quality as fine , if not finer , than hitheito , but the puces arc somewhat higher. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Gossip on African Affairs. [ ropyi luM 1SS7 1'jJiiinti a < n ( I'm JttnnM. } LISIION , Feb. 12. [ New York Herald Cable Special to the Uii : : | I interviewed M. Debra/za ns lie was embarking hem to-day for Africa. Ho says the capture of Stan ley Falls was a much more deplorable event than the freu state will own to Its being. It would produce the worst moral ellect In Africa , as It would reuse the native i.ices and lead them to resist all Kuropcan civilisa tion. He thinks that great trouble , tliere- foiu , Is ahead. Ho also thinks Mr. Stanloj-'s Kmln Hey expedition is a mask for another ambitious object , which will como . to the surface later on. Warlike Kiimorfl nt Borlln. UEIIIIN , Feb. 12. The .Nachrichten Xeltung states that largo quantities of ma terial for tlio construction of Frunch barracks passed the frontier ot Alsace between Jan tiary 30 and February ft. Three hundred and seven trucklonds of beams and planks have been sent to Franco. The North German Gazette says that slnco General Houlang.'r assumed charge of the war olllco not a day has passed without measures being taken to augment the olfon- sivo strength of the Ficnch army. The patriotic attitude of tlio French chamber of deputies and tliu Ficnch piess toward thu credits Geneial lloulangor considers neces sary ought to cover with sliamo tliu pro- gicsslst and Catholic parties In Germany which , when thu gloilous cieator of Gorman unity declares that the sacilfico he asks from the nation has no other aim than peace , re fuse him the necessary means to defend the frontlets of the tatherland. Haden advices repoit Inrreaslns arrivals of reinforcements at Saatbiuck. A regiment of cavalry has been bllloled upon the Inhabl tants. At Hrlsach four hatteiles ot aitillei > havu been stationed. There Is a constan movement of tioops between Met/ and the posts on the frontier of Luxemburg. K\-Mnyor Itovvimiu'H Murilcror ? , ST. Lous , Feb. 12. George W. Voice who was arrested yesterday , charged will Ihu murder ot ox-Mayor Howman.of Last St Louis , 111. , denies positively that ho com in it ted the deed , but promises that ho will as slst In tracking the real murderer. It Is believed , however , that hu was In some vva > connected with the inmder , either with beIng - Ing bribed to keep silencu or In Its aetua commission , and that ho will turn state's ev idence to avoid prosecution. When he found out yesterday that Smldt and Hanks had Informed on him , ho said hu vrouh surely kill them on sight and threatened to shoot them through the bars of his cell 1 they were ever biought to thu jail. Kuester's PoUoned Whisky , WiSNKtt , Neb. Feb. 12. Ferd Kuester has been bound over to thu dlsttlct couit charge with Kivlni : poisoned whisky to Miss LU/Io Wehrer , causing her death. Ten days ago Kucstcr called at the Wclircr homestead , : few miles from thu city , pulled a bottle o whisky from his pocket , took adtlnk him self , and passed it around. The girl's parents partook us well as heiself , and In a few hems all were attacked with a violent retching Lizzie died tiom the effects of thn drugget liquor , but thn othets recovered. The belief obiaius timt the liquor was drugged by parties - ties who hud designs on Kuestcrs life. The dead girl was eighteen jears of age. Priming the Ijogn WAsiiixnTox , Feb. 1J , In the senate to day Mr. Mauderson Introduced a bill pro vldtng for the printing of U0.500 copies of the Loean eulogies delivered in the senate , anil authorizing thegeerotary of tliu tteasury to causu-to bu printed a portrait of tha late sen ator to accompany the e uulogies. TRADE DOLLARS GOOD AS ANY The Honsa Passes the Bill For the Redemp tion of This Unpopular Coin , SIX MONTHS FOR THEIR RECALL. The Senate Provides For tlio Trans portation of Central mill Boiith American Mails Proceedings In lloth Uranuhct ) . House. WASHINGTON , Feb. 12. Mr. Scott ot Pcnn- lylvanla called up thcscnnto bill for the re- hrmcnt and recolnaiio of trade dollars. Mr. O'Neill of Missouri raised the point ot order that the committee on labor was en titled to the floor uniiur n prior special order made May last. That special outer had been undo under a suspension of the rules Mav ast by a two-thirds vote , and ho contended ; hat It would bo set asldo by nmajoiltyoto of the house upon a tesolutlon reported by the commlttuo on rules. Such a course would turn the making of the special ordoi for a two-thirds vote Into a farce , The com mittee on rules could nullify the notion of the house and to-morrow report a resolution seftlng asldo the remainder of tlio session lor [ ho consideration of ono particular job , to the exclusion of ovcry prior special older. The speaker itated that the order award ing the lloor for ono day to ttio committee on labor had been made in May last and was the continuing outer. Subsequently the house not the committee on inles had sot asldo a particular day for the ronsideiatlon ot the tiado dollar bill to tin * exclusion of all other business , llooveriuled the point of order. Mr. O'Neill then lalsed the question of consideration. The house- decided yeas , U2 ; nays , 101 to consider the trade dollar bill. The liouso atrreed to thu amendment to the senate ti rule-dollar bill , piovldlng that the recoinagu of trade dollars lecolned undoi this act shall notbeconsidoied aspaitof tliu silver bullion roiuited to bo purchased and coined under the provisions of tlio Bhmd law. As so amended , the bill passed. As passed , the bill provides that for a apoiiod of sl\ months utter the passage of this act tiado dollais , If not defaced , mutilated or stamped , filial ! bo rerel\ed at lace value In payment of all dues to the United States and shall not again ho paid out or by any other moans Issued ; that dtirliu tlio above period holdeisol such tiado dollars may iccehe In exchange for them a Ilko amount of value dollar for dollar in standaid silver dolUrs or in subsidiary silvoi coins and that all laws authoil/in the coinage - ago and issuance of trade dollais are re pealed. The house then went Into committee of the vvholo on the diplomatic and consular np- piopiiation bill. Mr. Hums of Missouri made a point of order airainst tlio provision iucieaslinr the salarv ot the minister to China from 512,030 to 517,000. Tlio point of ordflr was sustained as was also the point of order imiiinst the provisions iixini : the salaries of ministeis to the Argen tine Id-public nmlTuikey at S10.000. Pending luither action the com m'-ttco rose. Messrs. Hreckenridgo of Aikansas , May- buiy and liecdveio.aiipolnted confeiees on the bill m.iklnir the close of the season for mackerel fishing. The house then adjourned. WASHINGTON , Fcu > y - The d'alrman ' of tlioconnn ! - " ' nilgai avTAlrsrcportcd back with amendments the bill introduced vcstor- day to Increase the naval establishment , mid gave notice that ho would call It up Mondaj. The amendments made by thenaval commit tee have the. elfect of fixing Hie bonus to bo pal-i the contractor for the first knot in excess of the contract a rate of twenty knots to bo obtained by the proposed now cruisers S100- 000 ; and for each additional Knot SiiCO.OOO. Tlio aggregate of the appropiiatlon 321- 800,000 lias not been changed. Mr. Hale reported back from the naval committee with amendment the bill intro duced by him yesterday "to provide for an increase of the naval establishment , " and gavu notice that ho would call It up at an early day. The amendment appropilated 53,000,000 for the nrinament ot vessels , for the construction of which the bill piovldeb. Tlio bill appropriates S1R.4 , 0,000. On motion of Mr. Ciillom tlio house hill re bating to the division of the state of Illinois Into judicial districts and for holding tlio terms of court of the noithorn district at 1'eoria was passed with an amendment. A committee on conference on the amendment was ordered. The amendment provides that all crimes heictolorc committed shall bu tried In the same manner as if the bill had not passed. Tne senate then resumed consideration of the postoillco appioprlatlon bill , tlio question being on the amendment appiopriatlng SCOO.OOO tor mails to South Ameilca. Mr. Morgan moved to amend the subsidy amendment by inserting Instead ot the word "built" the " " woids "owned and ofliccred , That sentence will read ' 'for the tiansporta- tlon of f 01 elf M mails by American owned and olllcered steamships ; " also , to add to the paragraph as follows : "Such steamships , ho owned and otticcred , shall be entitled to ho enrolled , losisteied and licensed as Amer ican built shins aie. while they aio employed In the execution of said contracts tor the transposition of foreign mails. " Mr. Heck opposed tin ) subsidy amendment and said the majority of tlio committee hav ing seen lit to assume that the language of the postmaster general's report was In ac cordance with tlio Mibshly amendment , ho had himself applied to thu postmaster general on the bubjcct and received a letter which ho would now read to the senate. The post master gc-ncial says In his letter : "A fair leading of my two repoits , ono for lbV > and the other tor IbMl , will show , unless I am \ cry much mistaken , that the only object or puiposo In view 01 suggestion In the last re- jiort was to obtain the cairlago ot malls to South American jopuhllcs , with double ser vice to B.a/ll , at hiich cheap and economical figures as would bo necessary tor the purposu and that no Idea of a subsidy ( for tlmmoiu creation of a line of trade and tta\el ) was proposed , There are companloj.nominally or actually of foielgn ounnl/ntlon , which I be lieve would compete lor this set vice and fur- nlsh Itatcompatatively cheap Ilguics. J be lieve also that If that competition was ad mitted , nn Ameiican company would secure the service Instead of a foreign company , but at a fair remuneration and not as the recip ient of a subsldv. 1 think there Is uood ica- hon to expect tills result , it oppoitunlty ho af' torded tor it , and that un enlargement of our postal facilities may bo secured with no vicious course of subsidy legislation to bring It about. " After further debate the question was taken on Mr , Morgan's ireo ship amondment.and It was rejected . \ens , 19 ; nays , Si. Mr. Motgati moved to amend by adding to the senate amendment the words , "Ono of the lines of steamships to carry mails pro vided lor In this act shall bo required to sail to and fiom a seaport of the. Unit of Mexico or Mississippi river. Agreed to without dl Vision. Mr , Fryo moved to amend the comnntteo amendment by making It apply to all .South American and Central American republics. Agreed to without division. tlie subsidy amendment , as amended , was then adopted yens , 30 ; nays , 14. Tlio amendment , as adopted , reads as follows : For the transpoitatlon of foieign mails by American built and tegistered steamships , to secure greater frequency and regularity In dispatch and greaterspeedln carriage of. such nia'b ' to lirazll. Argentine Itepublic and the republic * of Uiugnay and Paiaguay and other Central and South American re publics $ .vx > , OJO , and the postmaster general Is authorised to make , afU'r due advertise ments tor proposals , such eoutiact or con tracts with American steamships for a term not less than live years nd at a rate ol compensation not exceeding for each outward trip 1 per nautical mVIe of the distance in tli most dheet ami feasible salllntr court o between terminal points AS shall bo touud expedient and desirable to sccuro the ends above set foith. Hut ovcry such contract shall bo subject to be modified or annulled by act of congress. Ono of the linen of steam ships to carrv the malls provided for In this act shall bo required to sail to and from a pea- tortof thuGnlf of Mexico or the Mississippi il\er. After executive session the senate nd- otirncd. VK DOINGS. Ilic Senate Passes tlio tilnculn Cluu- tor. LINCOLN , Neb. , Feb. 12. [ Special Tele gram to the Hr.K. ] The Lincoln charter Dill was read entire and passed by a vote ot ; vventy-oljht : ; no dissenting vote cast. No other business was transacted. The senate convened this afternoon with [ 'resident Mclklejohn In the chair. Mr. Llnlnger said that In view of the fart so many senators were absent , and as the bill tiumboied SI ( the Omaha clniter ) was next on third reading ho would move to sus pend tlio order and take up other business. Tlio bill \\ould then como up for final action the Hist thing on Monday. Mr , Colby objected to making any hill a special outer. If the senate was not ready to act on bill No. 81 , it could bo passed and other bills which should not bo delfiH'd mluht ho finally acted upon. Mr. Llnlngor "ThatII1 bo the first bill on third reading , then , when that oulei Is again reached , will it not ? " Mr. Colby "It will ceitalnly bo considered In Its tegular ouler. " Mr. Sclimlnko "Tlio gentleman from Omaha wants to accommodate the gentle man irom Gage and - " Mr. Colby "Tho uentlcman from Gage don't want nnv accommodation. " Mr. Schmlnkc "I ha\o the lloor , and , as I was about to say , tliu bill ottelit to bo con sidered as lint In older on Monday.Vo have taken up too much time with this Omaha charter. It oucht to lie disposed ot. " Mr. Caspei-"Let's take It up now. I am as willing to .spend the time now as at any time. " Mr. Llningci's motion prevailed , 10 to > . A largo number of committee repoits weie received. The bill to Indemnify tanners tor loss of swine bv cholera was Indefinitely postponed. Another hill , providing changes In legal proceduie , was alsoludelinltoly post poned. The hill to apportion the state Into thirteen judicial districts w as passed. It had no op position. The si'iiato adjourned , and will reconvene on Monday at 10 a. m. In the Hoime. LINCOLN , Neb. , Feb. 12. [ Special Tel egram to the Uii.J : : Tlio llrst break made In the house this morning was a motion to adjouui at 12SO : until 2 p. m. Monday , amended to 10 a. in. on Tuesday. Tlio amendment was lost hut tlio motion was cat- ried. Messrs. Ageo and Nichol opposed the motion and tlio speaker reminded the house that over two huiuhed bills were on the geneiatliloof wlilch the majority would die abornln 1C the liouso didn't stick toils work. Fifty-two members , however , wanted to po homo far worse than they did to stick. In the repoits of committees a largo number of bills were wiped off the files hy indefinite postponement. The house dlsaciecd with the recommendations of the committee In a few instances , ono of which was the bill icgulating the sale of linuois by drug stoics : also the bill estubll.ililiig mo iVeorasKsi liulitstilal home , being placed on the goneial tile. The committi'o on claims lepoited favorably on the bill nppiopriating 55,000 lor the icllef ol Kobert Furnas on account of the expenses alleged to have been inclined at tl.o New ( ) i- leans exposition. In the committee. White and Miller opposed tills bill , and it is proba ble a livelv fight will take place In tlio house over it. Thu same committee icported un favorably on the claims of 11. It. Jloar for local servicesand ono Campbell lor losses at tendant upon itidlan deputations ot ISfiT. Tlio committee on lallioads ic ported favorablv upon tlio bill compelling tiains to como to a lull stop beloro ero--ing a had ; inteisecting the Hack they aie running on. It imposes a penally of 100 line on an engineer , and on the company opuiatlng tlio train S'iOO lino. A number of bills were Intiodueed , amonc them was one by Mr. Smyth presiding for the .stamping of merchandise made at the Ne- biaska state pcnitentiaiy , and to piovlde a penalty for failure to do so , and ono by Mr. Millerpiohlbitlng the brlni'ln : : into this state ot indecent plctoi.il newspapeis or novels. Mr. Wllsoy presented a piodpolo resolution residing bills before the committee on banking and euireney. Mr. Newcomer said that the lesolutiou was a censure upon him who was chaiiman ot the committee. Jlo had tiled to tret the com mittee together sevei.il times and had been unable to do so. Mr. Wilsey said he had heard that Mr. Xo\\ comer had gone .11 omul and told the membeis that the committee didn't amount to anything. Mr. New eomer said that any man whosaid that told what was false. Mr. Wilsuy's resolution was lost. The lailroad committee introduced a bill , which Is the lesult ol tholr di'llbeiations. It Is a combination of the bills introduced by Mr. Meiklojohn In the senate and Mr. Agco In the hou o. Adjouined to 2 p. m. Monday. Anticipating a Spring Boom. OAKLAND , Neb. , Feb. 13. [ Special to the Hin. : ] The people of Oakland are somewhat aroused over late railroad news. It has been rnmoicd for sometime that the North western would build fiom Hooper to this place this year , so that their line would bo complete to Lincoln , and now the news comes that con struction will begin early this spring. This Is good news for Oakland and would bo still better It it \ \ as sornu competlnsr road , but as wo cannot have our preference. in all thlims wo will gladly accept the proposition ol any company to make our town the junction. Oakland experts mi unprecedented boom tills spiing. The town has always unjojcd the best business ot any town In the county. and more grain and stock have been shipped Irom this point than any place between Omaha and Sioux City the past year. Our real estate men , no doubt , will leap a rich harvest this year. Two brickyards will bo In hill blast as soon as the weather will permit , to supply the town , several bilck buildings and blocks being under contemplation now. Conl Found at Chndron. Cii.ViiiioN , Neb. , Feb. 12. | Special Telr- gram to the llinj Chadron Is all expectant to-nlu'lit o\er a coal find this afternoon. AV hllo drilling an aitesian well at this place , at 1 p. m. , they struck a strata ot shaio rocker or slate stone , aud drllllnc down farther this stone became darker and there were some small pieces of coal came up , showing alter nately stratas ot shale rork and coal. To night there wer finer specimens of coal camuiip and tlio Indications looked much more piomising. The shale or state stone was examined by a number of reliable judges and pronounced by thorn to hn undoubtedly the strata of stone oveilaving bituminous coal. Tht ! strata was Innnd at a duptli ol .7)0 ) feet and it Is geneially conceded that If coal is found at this depth that it would bnofa line quality , and the pieces that havit been brought up , though small , will substaiitlat' ' < this. The results of to-night's drilling \\ill bo anxiously looked for by the property owners of Chadron and will bo rejioited in these columns as soon as results aio reached. Unsuccessful Attempt nt Snlnlile. NKIIHASKA Cnv , Neb. , Vcb. 12. ( Special to the HEE.I Late last night a packing house employee named Bert ( iibbs made u third and again unsuccessful attempt at suicide by taking poison. Ho told a num ber of friends that ho was going to die and bid them good-by , when he was taken with \ lolent symptoms peculiar to poisoning , but his life was saved by prompt medical assist ance. About tliri'o months ago ho iimdo an attempt at sulchlo by diivin , ' in front of a rapidly moving Missouri Tactile train , but was pieu-nted by his team tunning n\\ay with him. Ho again tried to end his life by hanging about two wui'ks ago. but was dis covered ami cut down hufoiu ( hern ueie , any fct'rious rt'sr.lls. During his employment at the paeklni ; house ho couliavted iit > omucaso of bloort-polsonlntr , and al < o sustained a par- aljslsof his rlsht side. Uclng the only sup port of nn invalid mother and several sisters , lie has become doinondont nt his ee-mn g liopelcss case am ! seems determined io nil his life. The Trnln U'reoker Sentenced. Con'Mitrs , Ncli. , Feb. 13 , Sprclal Tele gram to the Uin.l : Andrew Lelss , found guilty of placing obstructions on the Union 1'acillc track near Columbus , was sentenced to-day by Judge A. M. Post to ono J ear In the nonltentiary , n motion for a now trial not being allowed. The judge took Into consid eration tlio boy's ago ( seventeen years ) , as not lealblng the ( uiormlty ot his offense , and thu absence of a malicious Intent A nolle was entered by County Attorney ( lon- dridgo In tlio ca < o ot .lohu Mnllskl , the up- cnmpllco ot Lelss. Court adjourned till March 23. Rtftto Asioclntlon of SKS. ! LINCOLNN'eb. . , Fob. 12. ( Special Tele cram to the Hnn. I To-day loptoseiitatlves of the Slema Chi hold a meeting at the society halt at the. slate university and organized a state association of the society. The largest number In nttendanco were from the alumni of the state unlu'rslty , but a good represen tation from other colleges reported. In tlio evening n banquet was spread In the spacious dining hull of the Capital hotel and elglity- tlvo covers were laid tor tlio gursts. Hon. I'attlekO. Ila\\es , tlio oldest member of the Siuma Chis in thu state , was master of cere monies and a long array of toasts and re sponses , Intetspursed with musical numbcis , vuis tlio piogramnm until a late hour. Ktntc It-lilt Iicnuue Convention. LINCOLN' , Neb , , Feb. 12. iHpcclal Tclo- cram to tlio Hr.K.J lion. Patrick Kapan to-day Issued a call as president of the local loasuo ot this city for a state convention of delegates from the dificicnt leacues in the state to assemble in Lincoln March 2. All branches liavlni : ten membeis will bo en titled to send delegates , the leprosentatlon being one dnlecato tor ovrrv ton members In a leacuo. Nov. ( leorgo W. Popper , of Ohio , and Hon. .lolin F. Flnerty , ot Chicago , win he among the speakers piescnt at the con vention. FLOODS AM ) STOKM8. Tlic Kletnentsork \teiislvn Dnin- i\fa in Aliiny 1'tnucH. PiTT nuitn , Feb. 12.--A terrific storm passed over Hamp'ton township , near hero , yesteulay afternoon , destioylnga great deal of property. The wind blow a peifcct tor nado , and thtcc barns In its track were blown down. Houses were unioofed and the roof of St. Maiy'schurch blown off. The f-torm was accompanied by rain. Farm fenceswcre blown down and some stock wera Injured , but no j-cisons were hint. In this city the wind blew a gale all nUht , Telegiaph whcs were down In all directions , and business H very much delajcd. In Mielilgnn. DITIIOIT : , Feb. 12. The rlslnp watois at Ljonssliut off all communication witli the outside world by wile , and tlio Kvcnlng Journal's coirespondent sends the following special fiom Muir , on the opposite side of the the river : 1 p. m. Tlio water Is rising ono foot per hour. A giand ledge of Ice readied hero at 10 o'clock tnis morning , forming a jam thirty feet deep , above the bi idgi1 , causing the river to leave its bed , rushing with mlglity foicu through tl.o business stu-cts of Ljons , sweeping everything hefoio it. Twenty buildlims were carried as\ay nnd ns 'oiSany ' more were moved from their founda tions. Seveial business fronts Avern'also broken In by Ice nnd lloatins : tlmbeis. A poition ot the bridge was lilted from the abutments and wont down with tlio Ice. Tlio manufacturing interests are sullcring terri bly. M'ons Is shut oil liom the outside world entlielv. Thcioaieno mails and Icl- epono and telegraph wires lofuso to woik. KALAMAicoo , Mich. , Feb. 12.-Tlio high water in the St. Joseph ilvor has dihen Uu'iitv families fiointliuirdwellincH in N'iles and suspended tialllc on thi > Wnbash & M'ch- ' U-an railroad. It is I eared the dams will bo swept awav. A Free Piess special says that It is fiee/inc lapidly at Lyons , and that In consequence the sulleilim residents of that place tiopo for delay in the Lansinir Ice goigo which had been expected to-night. The leu gtoundcd in Ciiaud river just below h\ous and piling tier upon tier in a short time lormcd a eomiileto dam and changed the run cut ot the liver straight thiouch the center of the busliiu.ss paitottho village. The water and ice Is lour feet deep on the street le\ol and sweeps tlnough buildings , tearing out windows and dnois o\en when it leases the building itself. Thu main euneiit of the rhcr this evening Is directly tlnough the olllco and dlnir.u room of a hotel , but thioiigh cvciy stoie in tlio place the water Is nislmiir at a tt'iiilic rate. If the ntvero liost of to-night should cliangu to a thaw .scaicely a business place would bo left and twenty 01 thirty dwellings would go with them. In Indiana. CIIICAOO , Feb.112. ThellailyNews'Fort ? Wayne special says : The Hood now exceeds all previous lecords. The water in the thrco livers St. Joseph , St. Marv.s and Mainnlo has 'risen twenty-six Inches slnco 3 jcs- let day afternoon. The city is en tirely cut elf fiom commu nication by wagon roads with the country noith and the water Is now even with the ties of the LakuShoio and Muncle railrondand threatening the\vhop'-alo | destruc tion of hrldires. A score of families w ho had deemed their houses s.ito from tlio flood weiu with dlfliculty rescued to-day. The sheet commissionei.s estimate tlio damage to su\\eisal S10.000. In Chicago. CIIICAOO , Fob. 12. The tompcratuio dropped to 7ero tills moinlng , Ihu weather having grown cold steadily throughout the night. Trees , sliiubbnry and telegraph wires are covered with a thick coating of frosty sleet and tlio telegraph service Is badly crip pled again In consequence , the wlios In some Instances having been berne down under their heavy loads. At various points south and won of this city tlio Ice Is so thick ami heavy on the telegraph wlies as to not only simp ami cariy them down , but in many cases tlio telcgiupli poles have also been broken and thrown down. The cold weather has ciieeked tlio floods in tlio southwestern and noithwestern portions of thu city and the water in the Chicago river and the fill cams which feed It Is rapidly falling. TIIK F1IIH JIKCOKII , A. niR ninzo nt AiiKiislii Cannes Heavy IjOHM'S. Auoi'srA , Feb. 12. A terrible tire Is ragIng - Ing bore. The town Is lit up from market to market , a mllu and a half , and everybody Is wild with excitement. The lire depaitmcnt seems powerless to check the flames , and u most disastrous binning is predicted. The splended Masonic hall and theatre , whcru tint tire oilglnatcd , the ( ilobo hotel , the stores of Daily .t.\nnstiong and James 0. Hally nro alieady gutted , and thu Ccntinl hotel , J , Ji. YVhitu'n eMvnslvo wholesale and lelall stores , A. J. ( ionldy's shoo liouso , the Clironl- cluolllce and inteivcning building are seri ously threatened. Tlio lite lire broke out at 0o'clock , and Is now (7p. ( m. ) ratrlng moio fiercely than any time slnco it oiijiinutcd , UX ; : ) p. m. 'Jlie llru Is now uiiaer control. 'I'ho Masonic IndMliiL- , opera house and the large stores of Daly itAimstrong and Hallio A-Caskey ueretotallj dcstiojed. Tliu ( ilotio hotel , ( Vntial hotel , and the stout of J. S. \Vlnlo & Co , wore bully damaged. Mi.s. JJowersiuid her comi.inv | lost their wardrobe - robe in thu opcia lioiue. The lire Is still hum- inir , but tneii ) Is no appiehcnsion oflurther damairc. Several small stores were du st rojed. The losses aiu ; .Mafonin loduo building , 875,000 : ( Jlobo hotel. SIO.OOO ; O.ily , fc Anusiionir , 810.000 ; Ualllu , V Co. , 81d(00 ; J. li. White , shoes and clotluiuir.XXJ. ( . Othei small losses make thu total MM.OOO , tv\i-thlids ctuered by insurance ; . The tiru Is now completely under control and lurtlicr loss Is nut anticipated. CLEARING UP THE MYSTERY , Details of the Rook Island Train Robborj Being BrouEhl to Light- PINKERTON'S PATIENT WORK , Hr.ikcinan Hclnvnrtz nnd Ills AVI ft Mnko n 1'nrttnl ConCoRstonVlileli 1/ciutH to the Arrest of linn- Watt. The Itock If Inntl Kobhery , Montits , HI. , Fob. 13. | Special Tolegran to the HKI : | Dctcctlvo William A. Ptnkcttoi made n move to-day which explains the mja torlous v\oik his agency lias bocn doing foi the pas' ton days. Newton Watt , who acted ns baggageman on the night of the robbcrj and minder of Kellogg Nichols , the United States express messenger on the Itock Island road , was this moinln ; ( taken Into cu todj hcio. The chatge on which his arrest li made Is ono of complicity with Harry Sehwart/ tlio pcrpotiatlon of said murdci and lobbery. The examination \Valthns been continued ono week. I'ho case has been ono ol peculiar dltlicultlcs. but your cor respondent lias undoubted assmauees tlut thu Plnkurtons havu abundant evidence to convict. Slates Attoniuy Carter to-day says his mind Is relieved , and , whllo declining to talk , his manner cleat ly Indicates that the watrant of ariest Is based upon Incontro- , vertlblo evidence. Plnkorton lias cxhlbltcil more than usual caution In dealing with this case , realizing that a false move would sub ject htm to n storm of censnro at this partic ular time. He has given ills undivided per sonal attention to thu case , and has been as sisted by his most trustwoithy men. After Schwaitz , the Hock Island brakeman , had1 been bound over by the committing magis trate at Mortis tlio other d.iy It was thought best to make a search of [ his house In the hope that somoj of thu plunder might bo found therein. As n result , his wife came to tlio PlnUerton detective agency aud , alter Homo hesitation , made a confession , ft lie admitted that she , had ehaiiL-ed quite n number of S100 and 50 bills at onuiplacu or another ; that she had1 carried a couslderablu sum on her person , and that she had maintained gieat secrecy about those matters at thu request of her hus band. She said that w hllo her husband know , ' nothing about the murder or who committed It , on the night of thu tiagedy ho ran the ex press car Sliom Morris to Davenport ; that after hu got Into ) he car and had brgun sort ing things around , hu tound n package of S5Q and SHKJ hills , which lie put In his pocket and aflerwaul found to contain $7,000. Ho had ; expended some of this , liul ; secreted anothes small poition , had binned a package when ha thought hu was too closely w tchCUby ( detcc < lives in Philadelphia , and finally had glvert anotlici share to a I' lend. Mi.s. bchwarU expressed herself as exceedingly anxious that . liei husband should state ( lie whole truth ol the business and olteied to go to Mori is and uigu him to do so. . On Monday last Plnkerton and Afrs Schwartz went to Motiis and visited tha bialcmin in jail. cSclivrait/ was told liankly wl'.at his wife had said and asked to make an explanation. Mis. Schwait/ throw her arms mound his neck and begged of him to tell thutiuth. lie then said that ho had found a package under tlio seat in thu smoking ) car ot Diuiloi til's tialn , on which ho roilo from la\enport to Chicago on thu nlghl alter the lobbery ; that it was wtappcd la blown nmnilla paper , nnd that the wrapper was marked S5ooo , but whcthorthat coirectly Indicated thu contents or not ho did not know. 1 put tills money in my pocket , ha said , and said nothing to anvbody about It. In May last , when 1 wont to Philadelphia ami was so closely watched and hounded about it , 1 binned &SQJ of it in a steve at home. Thu balance 1 spent. Upon belngassuiedthatthlssloiycoiild not bo line , ho finally said that he gave a portion of tlio money to n man whose name hu would not give because it would tret that man Into trouble. Pinkerton told him much would de pend upon circumstances , and finally .Schw.ut/ admitted that ho had given up- wauls ot $ : ! ,000 In S100 bills to Newton Watt. On the night when the hiave oxpiess mcs- sender met his drat fclnnrlshould have been thu r.ar hntUi'iimn on tbrt tiain , N'ewtonS'att bclna thu foremost brake- man.Vhentliotime aiilved tor the tialu to pull out of the Ch eago drpct the legularhaggageiiien did not make his ap- peaianco and Watt was placed In chaitn of the bag agu rai. Schvviirf/ was frnt ahead to take tlio position vacated by Watt ami was tlieieloio ncai theexpicsscar and was in a sliapu to co-ojieiatu wnli his pal. A "sub" biakeman was stationed at thu real ot the train. .Sell wait/ and Watt thus had the poor messenger at tlioir merey. Hu know thorn both as employes , and natinallv trusted them. They could enter his car without ex- cltinir suspicion and they knew exactly what signal to irivu on the door to serum leady ad mission. The lobbery plan did not.ns It was originally hatched , contemplate murder , lint the plotters did not anticipate such leslst- ancuas Nlulmls made , and In the stingglo their masks were toin oil , when the capital ciimo was resulted to to prevent certain and speedy detection , uiiest and punishment. It will ho remembered that Schvvait/ wont through on tlio train to Davenport , lutnrning n .xt night. On the tialn which biought him to thu city was n brakomun who complained of being tired and sick. "Vou go ahead and take a sleep in the bag- gairorar , " said Sehwait"I'll look after thlncs hero tor j on. " Alter some persuasion the regular brake * man consented. When thu conductor of tha tiain went lliioiigh alter leaving Marseilles. he opened the door ol the toilet room and was surprised to find a small leather satchel , which someone bad evidently tried to crowd down the dlschaigu nlpu ot tlio closet , The satchel was empty , but caught In unit Hap vvcil a small piece ot a check. This Conductor Danfoith thoughtfully saved and it was toiiiul that It precisely matched thu torn check left in tlio car In which the uxprcssnmn was mimlercd. This clue has been patiently lollowed up. WAIT ( iiAiioni ) vvrnr Mciioi/fi > iuiiniit. ; ( 'iiir.vcio , Keif. 12. Tim Inter Ocuan's special Irom Morris , 111. , says : Novvton Walt , baggageman , is held not merely as nn accessory to the Hock Island tialn ntbbery. Hu is directly charged with being thu assassin ol Kello.'g Nichols , thu express messenger. This alternoon the states attorney filed In formation against Watt ns liavlni : committed the murder by sti iking Nichols iijon tha head with an Iron led which had been in USD as n poker. It was upon this Intonnatlon that a wilt was Issued which trnnsfcnod Watt fiom thccarool the detective- the custody of the sheriff. The piellmlnaiy ex amination of Watt Is set for next Friday , One ot his biothurs was hern to-day with HniKeman Sehwait/ ' attorney , having an in terview with both Sehwart/ and Walt. The two prisoners declared In thu most emphatic manner that neither Watt nor. Schwaitz hau saulanythlnctothudulix tives. Mis , ScliwarU 01 any one else which In the least implicates themselves or any one. Oriincl Army Novvs , CIURACIO , Feb. 12. Ata meutlnir of ( Jiorgo H. Thomas post Xo. 5 , ( irand Army of the Itupubllc , hold In this city last evunlnx , It was announced that thu valuable oil poitralt of thu late Governor Vales in tlio nnlvuislty collection , recently sold under chattel mort gage , had been bought lot piuscntatlon to the post. A tesoliitlon was also adopted iavorablo to legislation for the puiclusu of u state militia camp neai tins clly. Denth From ICx WKST POIXT , Neb , Feb. 1' . ' . The body ot Gerhardt I'oss was found In n pasture , live miles fiom town yesteulay , iioiuii still. He had attended a wedding at thu house of a trlend llm night before , and liavlni ; paitakcn ot thu solids and fluids libeially , stuited home alomi and on foot. Hu w us ovei loaded , laid down by the roadside and perlalied , Nehi-uskit anil linvu Wealher. PJI ( Nebraska and Iowa : Looil rains c * cuow , higher tcnipurature.