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The Dependent Parents' ' Pension Bill Prac
tically Killed ,
No Prospects For Any More 1'nbllo
Measures toOo Through
Ofllcern of tlio Next
Tlin Mcnnnro Considered Oend.
WASHINGTON , Feb. 12. [ Special Telegram
totlio UIB. : ] Them Is no piospect of tha
passage over the president's veto of tlio de
pendent patents' bill , which Is generally un
derstood that It will not emerge fioiu tlio
house committee on Invalid pensions. The
rush ol business before both branches of
congress nnd tlio fnct that but se\entocn
working days iciiialn of the session , when
coupled with tlio further fact that the great
bulk of democrats aru adverse to voting
against the president's vetoes , make proposi
tions to pass this numsuro by a two-thirds
Vote almost out of the ( inustlon. The south
ern members of course approve of the veto ,
while many northern democrats endorse It ,
enough to defeat Its passage. Mr , Waincr ,
of Ohio , says that the principle of the bill as
n whole was vicious and It cannot bo passed
through the house over the veto. A bill
making provision for dependent mothers of
Boldlers who foil In battle , such as is con
tained In the first pirt of the bill , ho thinks ,
could pass and wight to be nnd would be
Ahmed. He says that the Mexican pension
bill , however , contained much ot the
name principle , and the president's position
would bo stronger had liu vetoed both. Sir.
Jlurphv , ol Iowa , say.s the president mav be
right : lie don't nulto know yet. lie Is In
clined to think that probably thcro Is no hotter -
tor way of distributing the surplus among
the people than by Riving It to tlio old sol
diers. Ho Is In doubt as to how h" would
vote again upon thn bill. Mr. Andoison , of
Ohio , r.ays ho thinks tliu president's position
Is strong. Ho Is Inclined to think that the
form of tha bill was vicious and that It did
notdo what It was designed to do. lie thinks
the people are ul ways glad to piovlde for their
crave soldiers , but do not want to Include the.
skulker ? , cowards and camp followers and
men who enlisted and camped elf In the
Held near home. Mr. Cobb , of Indiana , savs
he guesses the picsldeut Is light aoout It.
Thus It will bo seen that the democratic
members of the hou o are endorsing the
president's course and theio Is very little , If
nny doubt , that the bill Is quite dead.
A rnoiiAiu.i : rioiiTron oKricn.
"Theio Is going lo bo one of tiio pii'ttiest
lights over the o HI res of the next couirioss
joiioviT witnessed hoie , " wild a weslt'in
democratic member thlsmoinlng. "The fact
Is , we do not want to re-elect any of those
olllcers , nnd they are all coins to fry to stam
pede the thing. It Is customary to give an
ofllcer two terms , whore he is olllclent and
pleases the majority. Those men have all
hud two terms except the doorkeeper , and
one term Isijultu too mtii'h of him. Ho has
maden list of the dlstiihutloti of otllco * and
has pleased no one in the general dis
charge ol his duties.
"Leedom , of Ohio , cannot get a re-election
as senreaut-at-arms. because ho is not uopu-
lar and because his friends piomised the last
time that ho would not ask for utlilrd term. Ho
got it the last time bv a scratch. Clerk Clark ,
of Missouri , cannot get his own dele-
4 Ration , and If he could he would not be ro
ll' " " elected. He is lixed upon for decapitation
by succession. The only ono of the four
principal olllcers who has the ( 'host of a
chance for being re-tilecti'd Is Postmaster
Ualton , of Indiana. His duties are manifold
and complicated. JIo has mndo the most ac
ceptable olllcer wo have had hero during my
htav of twelve yeais. Hols elllclent and has
done the best that n man could do in the dis
tribution of his patronage. Theto Is an ex
cuse for him staying , and ho may be kept
Hut tlieother olllcera must and will no , be
cause tli y have nerved out their time and
have not lven general satisfaction. There
will bu a general scramble and a good chance
for dark horses to pluugo In. Ol course the
men who enter the field Hist get the pole in
these races. "
wiATiirit : : OOSSIP.
There conlinues to be a great deal of agita
tion of the proposition to remove the signal
Honieo ton civil branch of the government ,
thus relieving the war department , and It is
believed It will succeed. While It is known
that a great manv unity olllci'isaro eager to
succeed Ciencial Ha/en as chief signal olllcer ,
very lew formal applications have beim filed
at the war depai tment. It Is thought , how
ever that a number aio biinging their In-
lluenco to bear upon the president direct ,
while many more , realizing the usolessnuss
of making a move during the present unset
tled condition of alfalrs in the signal sui vice.
are quietly watching events. Should
congress fail to tiunsl'ur the seivlco to a civil
branch of thu government ttie applicants will
make a siege upon the white house and war
The following pensions in NebiasUa nave
been rated for Increase : Isaac Do Grau ,
Cedar Itaplds ; Daniel \V. Camp. Lincoln ;
William Baxter , Lake Mills ; William If.
Phillips. Marion ; William J. Ball , Decatur
City : William Uunson , Cre.sco ; David Spen
cer , Mason Citv ; William Kdgingtnn , Macks-
burg ; Asbury Button , Osceola ; Hiley Calkins ,
Wvoining ; Samuel Warner. Onawa.
Iowa pensions granted : Fiedcrirk Dump ,
Seymour ; Frederick C. Asechtlg , Fort Madi
son , Increase : David M. Johnson , Oraiau-
vlllu ; 1'orry M. Bird , O.skaloosa ; George
Smltli , West Liberty ; Henry A. Itatli , Man-
ley Junction ; William 1'arkhurst , Cedar
Hiiplds ; .lolni W. Nankin , Promise City ;
George W. Koycs , Cedar liaplds ; Ambrose
Warren Knl&suo , Chilllcothe.
Owing to the fact that the house coin-
mltttio on rules has before it the JJlair
educational bill which may bo called up
us an amendment to HOIUO measure , It has
concluded to not give a day to tlio comn.ltteo
on public building and grounds as the educa
tional bill would be suiely nflered as an
amendment to one of the measures which
would then bo considered. Tins makes It
Impossible to pass any public building bill ex
cept by unanimous conr-cnt , when one objec
tion would defeat It Thus consideration of
bills providing for public buildings at Fre
mont and Hastings aio tlio same as dead.
AltJIV MATrilllS ,
William P. Clmmbllss having been rrop-
pointed a major of cavaliy , is placed on the
tetlied llbt with that rank I torn December 'Jl ,
The order of First Lieutenant Lewis II ,
Strolher , Flmt'lnfautry , t duty at thu Vir
ginia agilcultural and mechanical college ,
Is revoked ,
The leave of First Lieutenant Kobcrt II.
Young , Fourth Infantry , la extended eight
mouths tor sickness.
The leave of 1'ost Chaplain O. J. Nave has
been extended six months for disability ,
Captain George McCreery , assistant sur
geon. Is granted one month1 * leave , with per
mission to apply for a month's extension.
Private William McHetli , { Second artillery ,
is retired.
Second Lieutenant John 0. Walsh , of the
algnul corps , who was recently court mar-
tlaled nt Washington barracks , on a charge
preferred by Captain ( Ireflly ofcenduct unbo-
romtne an otllci-r and a gentle man , in mak
ing a false re | > ort with regard to storm warn
ings , was found not utility by the court Thu
findings of the court have been approved by
General Sheridan , ana Lieutenant Walsh
lias been restored to duty.
Another cast ) of alleged duplication of pay
Accounts by an uriuy olllcer has been discov
ered by the war department The oltender is
paid to bo Second Lieutenant John J , Shaw ,
Sixth infantiy. wiio was promoted from Urn
ranks In lbi-5. When last heard from Llouton-
nnt Shaw was at Hot Springs , Ark. , but
where ho went from there Is unknown.
ro.svAi. CIIA.VCKS ,
The following Iowa postmasters were
jmpo'nted to-day : Henry L. Osden ,
JliUftvIa , Jeflerson county , vice Marcaret
II. Cireenland , removed ; Miss M. It.
The postofllco at McKnUht , Humboldt
.county , la. , was discontinued to-day.
Muscatlnc , In. , has piilied for free mall
delivery under tlio IMVV law nd n special
Agent of the postofUco Uupartiitint hut boon
detailed to visit that city aid Imwtlfato her
claims for the service.
W. Scott , of Nebraska , Is hero.
Tills evening's Star ys : "Mrs. Yon
Wyck , wife of th sunatx > r from Nobi-.vska ,
held a very enjoyable ric ipHon this aftor-
teen , assisted by her sister , Mrs. BrOaithead ,
nd Miss Conkllns , of Now York City. Mrs ,
/ anVyck \ v > III reoolvu next Tueauay , us-
Istod \ > , several young ladtes.
Llelit Trading nnd n PoTorlfiIi.J < ' 'eclliiK
i'oi'vndo Dealings.
NEW VOHK , Fco. 12. [ Special Telegram to
the HKE.J 1/ondon quotations for Amer
ican securities were all lower and the political
situation was said to bo petting squally
again. Kngllsh consols and French rentes
were also lower , and It was anticipated that
the stock market would icllecl the depression
to a certain extent The settlement of the
BtrlKcs at New York and vicinity counter
acted any cITect which the foreign situation
might have had , and opened the market with
an advance In all active securities. The coal
stocks , In particular , felt the favorable effects
of tlm settlement , Lackawanna and Head
ing made I ractlonal gains , but the continued
Interruption ot telegraphic communication
pieventud thu execution of n good many
orders nnd seived to Increase the dullness
of thegcncral market feusquchannaA ; West
ern attracted more attention than anything
else. Preferred stock advanced 3 per cent.
nnd buying was said to be lor thu account ot
thu pool which had been formed a few days
atro. The talk was that It would bo put to10
within a week. St. Paul , Pacilic Mall and
oilier cllqued stocks woio Inactive and In
clined to sell lower. Altogether trading was
llijit and the feeling rather feverish. The
maiket rallied a fraction during the closing
hours. The bank statement , showing a loss
In leservo ot nearly S'-.OOO.txw , was rcgatded
as an unfavorable feature , but trade is
claimed that there was no stocks for sale.
Krle was notably strong , closing at top
ptlces. The tolal sales weio about ! ! 00OJO
Hushing For Work.
NKW YOUK , Feb. lii. Following the
declaration of district assembly No. 41) ,
that the strlko was off , there
was n ccncral rush of long.shoiomen
nnd freight handlers along thu ilvcr front
this morning to gut back toork. . At some
piers along "Kast river the strikers had not
even waited for orders from headquarters ,
but had gone back to work on the best terms
they could make. As early as fi o'clock
gaims of strikers were seen iirouud the pleis
waiting to catch the foremen and superintend
ents. As they came to their respective places
at thu Alalno. Steamship company's piers , all
old hands had icturncd. At the Clyde , Mai-
lory and Ward piers also many old hands
had fount ! their uay back , but In no Instance
weio they recognized as union members. JJy
Monday It Is expected the business of the
companies will have resumed normal shape.
TheHtiikerson the Lelilgh Valley railioad
pier went to work this morning. A largo
number went in on thu Jersey Central pier.
At No.I , ot the Pennsylvania , a score ot
strikers asked to bo put to work , but weie le-
fused , Agent Morton stating that they could
not come lurk under any eltcumstancc.s. At
tlio other pii-is the old hands are belnu taken
bade. Thu big piles of fiolght are disap
Thu members of district assembly ) ! met
to-night and heard the icpoits of the vanous
delegates. These were to the effect that the
old hands could return to work on thu piers
at the old scale of wages. It was unani
mously voted that no member of district
return to work until their demands for an
increased scale had been conceded.
Ills Hlrtlidny Annlvor.snry Fittingly
Celebrated In Now York.
Niw : YOUK , Feb. 12. Thu annual din
ner of the republican club of New York on
the nnnlvcisary of the biith of Abraham
Lincoln , was held nt Delmonlco's to-night
with about yi > more or less well known re
publicans , Including Governor Oglesby , of
Illinois , Governor Fornkcr of Ohio , Governor
Lounsbury of Connecticut , and ex-Governor
Foster of Ohio. The list of toasts was as fol
lows : "Tho Republican Club of the City of
New York" the president , James Foster.
"Abraham Lincoln" Joseph K. Hawlcy.
"The Empire State" Senatoi-clcct Hlscock.
"Tho Republican Party" Governor Foraker.
"Keform of the Party Within the Paity"
Senator llairlsoji. "Younu Wen In Politics"
ChauncoyM. Dopow. "WarGovernors1' Gov-
ernoi OglCbby. "llopubllcan Clubsas Agencies
of Patty Orcanizatlons" 1C. T. Uaitlett.
"A Tariff for Protection" Galuslm A.
( Jrow. "CivilService Itelniin" llcniv ( . 'abot
Lodge. "Our Legislators" Sncnkcrllu&tcd.
lilalnchad been expected to lespond to the
toast of Abraham Lincoln , but at the List
moment ho scut a letter of regret. The
speaking continued until a late hour.
Dlaine , In his letter of regret ,
said , after referring to the anni
versary nnd pay Ing a tribute to Washington
and Lincoln as the two Immortal names in
American history : "Your club meets to do
honor to Lincoln as a republican. It was tlio
republican party that gave Lincoln to the na
tion and sustained him step bv step through
out his uxtraoidlnary career. Tlio celebration
ot Lincoln's name Is thu cele
bration of the republican party.
To that party ho was Muceiely
attached , to Its principles ho waslentiroly
devoted , in Its success he found the victori
ous issue of every ereat policy of which ho'
was himself the personal exponent. The re
publican party makes no attempt to uanow
the possession ot fame that Is recogni/ed on
all continents , that will last tliroueh all cen
turies , that belongs to humanity , lint the
political organisation which supported Lin-
coin lia.s thu right to claim the prestige of
his name as It continues to labor in the great
field where he wrought until all the harvests
of tils planting bluill DO iatheicd ; nnd gar
nered. "
Senator John Sherman wrote that pressing
business In thu bonate prevented his presence
at the banquet In thu course of his letter ,
Sherman said : "Wo have tried a change ,
and what has been the result ? A discordant
parly , unable to agree upon a line of lorelifii
and domestic policy , divided upon
the tariff , hopelessly Dt sea on all financial
questions , obsequious in its foreign rela
tions , distinguished only tor the prominence )
it liasgl\en to confederate sohlleis In for
eign courts. And now with Its term of of
fice half spent , the house of Jepresentatlves ,
democratic bv a large majority , is unable to
formulate a .single measure of political Im
portance upon winch it con agren with adem-
ociatlc president Surely thu time has ar
rived when thu patty should as
sume again its gieat mission. The time Is
opportune. Under the operation of laws
placed upon the statute books by republi
can administrations the taxes are so levied
as to produce an overflowing revenue with
out serious burden upon tlm people.
Wo are at liberty to choose between reduc
ing our revenues or expending our surplus
In great and beneliclent objects of national
desiie. \ > ocaii combine the two lines of
nubile pollcv. Wo could readily reduce the
tax on sugar , whtlo clvlng oncouragment to
domestic products In the form of a bounty.
We could repeal or reduce all taxes that do
not tend to encourage and protect domestic
production. tVe could commence and es
tablish a system of coast defenses
that will guard the great arteries
of our commcice. Wo coul'I place our
navy again In a condition to
bo respected , and renew our participation
In foreign commerce. We could nmko suita
ble commercial arrangements with our neigh
bors , the Dominion of Canada , and thus
avoid all fnlurti controversies about thu
rlchts of our people to lish In American
waters , and In this way , by gradual meas
ures , knit and mould the Interests and desires /
sires of our neighbors with our own. '
Letters of reuret were also read trom Gen
eral Sherman , General Sheridan , Kohcrt T ,
Lincoln , Hannibal llamliu , and Senator
Kvmtsund Wainer Miller.
A Tjlquor Mnit'ii Ijoinl laick.
KKOKUK , la. , Feb. 12. [ Special Telegram
to the linn. ] In the rilstilct court to-day
Judge Casey made an important decision
In two cases under the prohibitory law. In
both cases Jacob Oklor was Indicted by the
grand lury in tills city for violation of the
prohibitory law and on trial betore n justice
ho was found utility and lined S-IOO. lie ai > -
pe.iled to thu district court and set up want
of jurisdiction tinder a provision of the old
act of the lirst general assembly which di
vided the criminal jurisdiction ot Leu county.
His offenses \\ttru committed in the township
which should report to Fort Madlsou , but In
stead he was convicted in Keokuk. Judge
Casey , after hearing the argument , dismissed
the cases and set the convicted man free ,
Tlio Car Driver * ' Strike ,
BOSTONFeb. . IS. The Cambridge Horse
Car company started a car for Boston , and It
Is expected others will run to-day. There is
no Interference with the progress other than
the usual hooting by lioodlums. On the
Soutli Boston road the cars were started this
mornliiir , at intervals of eight minutes. A
lariio form of pollen Is scattered along th
joutu. The South Boston company propose
to run cars to-uighf if police protection is
assured ,
Jacob 0. Jacobson Sacrifices Both in a Fit of
Insane Despondency.
The Mail Knllicr Strangles n. Helpless
Infniit nn < l Then limits Illiu-
ecir Dclnlls of tlio Affair
. The Inquest ,
A Doulilo Trnnnly.
"Oh , my ( Jed , I can't believe ill I
won't ' beliuvo ill Aly poor lutsbamll My
poor babyl"
Thcso words , tlio moaning nltcr.inco of
n half-broken heart , were spoKen by Mrs.
Christina Jacobsen , of 810 South Nine
teenth .street , las > l night. Slio had just
been informed upon returning from a
trip down town that her husband had
killed himself , by hanging , after stran
gling thulr foiir-inontlis-old boy-baby ,
which she had luft peacefully slumbering
in its cradle.
A IIOKKIUM : Ti\ainv. : :
A reporter for tlio HKI : was summoned ,
with' Coroner Drcxel , to thu scene of the
dotiblu tragedy , about 7 o'clock lust
night. Tlio house in which the Jncobseu
family livus is a small one-story cottage
on South Nineteenth street , resting high
on mi embankment. Its interior is
plainly , though cheerily and tastily fur
nished. A neighbor who was , there at
the time led the newspaper man to the
dead body of the suicide and murderer ,
Jacob C. Jacobson. It was lying on tlio
collar lloor , white and rigid. A rope
which had been cut from a rafter , lay
near at hand , and ( old its stoiy only too
plainly. The man bad strangled
his baby and thoi hung himself.
Thcro was n singularly peaceful
look on his face. Tlio cyca were slightly
uplifted , the eyelids a tnllo raised. A
sharp bruise on his neck showed how Iho
tightening rope had done its deadly
work , There was a bruise on the fore
head , vyhieh had been caused m boino
mysterious way.
The infant victim of the terrible trag
edy lay in the cradle. ly ! tlio uncertain
light of the lamp ono could not have told
but that it was still ( .lumbering . , as in its
mother's arms , so placid and natural was
tlio expression on its face. The eyes
wore closed , the little lips parted , the
tiny hands thrown carelessly over thu
cradle robes. The bruise which hud
been caused by the strangling cord was
all but concealed by the dainty rnlllo
which encircled tlio little OIIO'H tiiroat.
Altogether the picture- was one of peace
ful sleep rather than ono of death.
DUB TO iisiiONiisriv. : :
For some time past , ever since Christ *
mas in flint , iJncdbscn , who was a man
about fifty years of age , had been sutler-
ing from an ulcer of one ot the varicose
veins in his leg. This had kept him
closely confined , so much so
that ho rarely went out of
the house. Ho felt glooiny over the
matter and at times was extremely despondent
pendent , saying that he did not believe
the ulcer would over heal up. Of Into ,
however , ho had been getting better , and
was in a somewhat more cheerful frame
of mind. . , ,
Yesterday ho had been a trlilo despondent
pendent though not especially so and
remarked several times that he wished
ho could bo at his work again. About o
o'clock in the evening Mrs. Jacobsen ,
having arranged everything comfortably
for her husband , leaving the baby quietly
asleep in tlio cradle , went down tow'n to
do some shopping. Scarcely had shu
loft tlio house , when Jacobsun turned to
his little eight-year-old daughter , Chris
tina , and said : "You can go out in the
yaidand slide down hill if you want to.
Don't bo out too long. " The little one
who had been in the hou o all day , was
delighted with the prospect of a half
hour's play , and went out doors , little
dreaming as shu loft her father that she
would never see him alive again.
About ( i o'clock , Christina , having
coasted to her heart's content , returned
to her home. She went in the
back way , but when she camu
to the door which leads into
the sitting room were she had left her
father , she found it locked. Slio
knocked and pounded and shouted , butte
to no avail. There was no reply.
Discouraged anil frightened the little
girl wandered about tlio house , trying to
find some way of entrance. Just at that
time Dr. Pcabody appeared , having come
to visit Jacobsen , who had boon under
his care. Christina told him of her
trouble and asked him to force Ids way
in. The doctor happened to have a key
which fitted the locked door , and using it ,
lie stepped into the sitting room , Chris
tina following him. A tow moments in
vestigation laid bare the tragedy in all its
ghastlincss , and then the little ono al
most fainting with fear and horror lied
shrieking from the house. The doctor ,
more coin posed , though but little less horrified
rified , gave tlio alarm to the neighbors ,
which was quickly communicated to the
Coroner Drexel arrived on the scene
about the hour that Mrs. Jacobson re
turned from down town. When
she entered the house and saw the
faces , slio cried , ns though
a horrible premonition had sei/.ccl her ,
"Oh , my God , what has happened ? " As
Kontly us ho could the coroner broke
thu awful news to hor. At first she
would nut believe him , nnd declared
Unit ho must bo crusty out of Ma senses
to tell her such : i thing. "My husband
was n good , kind man , " shu moaned ,
"ho would never kill the poor little
helpless bnby. On , you must bo mis
taken ! You must be mistaken ! " At
lirst her grief WHS of that tearless , nwfiil
sort , which , it la said , if not relieved ,
must rc&nlt in insanity. Hut fortunately ,
uftor tlio lirst paroxysms of agony were
past , tears came to her relief nnd slio
sobbed llko 11 child. Slio was taken to
the homo of bur next door ne.ighfoor ,
Mrs. Cook , where everything ; poasiblo
was done to relieve her suffering.
Afto r thcnuws had boon broken to tlio
bereaved wife and mother , Coroner
Drexel at once empanelled a jury lunl set
to work to investigate thu cOnSo. The
jury was composed of the following
iniincd : P. P. Poinoroy. A. J. Kondriuk ,
C. W. Haker , 11. Kncloiimn. A. II. Wulto
and C. Prosbtlo.
The first witness examined was little
Christina , the eight-year-old child of thu
deceased. She testified to the facts us avoicowhieh was broken by
sobbing. ' 'Just after mania went away , "
she said , "papa asked mo if I didn't want
to go out in the yard nnd play. 1 said
'ves' nnd wont out to slide down hill.
Pupa did not say ono word about killing
himself when I left him. Prcttr soon 1
got cold and went inside. I found the
sitting room door locked , mid knocked
and knocked , trying to make pnpa hear ,
you Know. Ho did not answer ino and
then I got scared. I went out doors and
met the doctor nnd asked him to break
in the door , liu opened it witli a key
and then wo wont inside and then "
Hero the child broke down completely
and gave way to passionate sobbing , cry
ing "Oh , what made pupa do that thing ! "
The coroner assured her soothingly
and she continued :
"Then wo began to look about for
palm. At iirat we could not find
him. After a while , tiio doctor and I
went down cellar and there we saw papa
hanging by a rope. Then wo went up
stairs and found our little baby dead in
its cradle. "
"Did your papa say that he felt bad ,
this nftornoont'i asked ono pf tlio jurors.
"No , sir , " replied1 iho. child.
"Ho did notsav anything about want
ing to die ? "
"Not one word.11' '
"Did he seem to be happy when j'ou
loft him ? "
"Ye ? , sir , ho did , "
"How long lirfd you boon playinc be
fore you wont back to the hoiibol"
"I don't knotv. Maybe half an hour. "
Hero the child broke down again.
Considering the excitement which slm
was laboring Under ! her story was re
markably well Ibid. She is a blue-eyed
golden-haired creadirc , of remarkable
beauty and moro than ordinary intelli
gence. A. she finished her story , Mrs.
Jacobsen who was near by broke into n
fresli lit of Bobbing. The little ono ran
up to her mother and throwing her arms
about her moaned , "Oh , mamma , please
don't cry. 1'lcase don't. It hurts mo. "
The child's statement had been taken
in the house of Mr. Cook. The jury
then removed to the lieu o in which the
murder nnd suicide hod been committed.
After the dead bodies of the father and
infant had been viewed , tln testimony
of Dr. Peabody was taken. lie said : "I
was called in to attend Mr. Jacobson on
Sunday hist. 1 found him laid up with
nn ulcer on tlio leg , winch , however , 1
did not consider at all dangerous. He
.seemed gloomy. 1 told him that such
sores were bound to heal up in time. I
saw him agiin on Wednesday. He was
better and less despondent. I told him
that there was every chance that he
would soon bo on his teot again. 1 left
him , promising to call again to-day.
This evening about 0 o'clock I came to
the house and rung the door bell three or
four times. There was no response.
Then the little girl came around and
told mo the house was locked and aked
me to break the door in. I went into the
kitchen and finally munaged to open the
door into thu sitting room with a
key which 1 happened to have
Svith me. I wont in and found no one in
tiie Hitting room except the baby , which ,
in tliu dark , appeared to bo quietly
asleep in the cradle. I saw nothinir of
the lather ami suggested to Christina
that perhaps lie had gone down town
with her mother. 'No,1 she replied ; 'ho
hasn't , i know ho hasn't. Look down in
the cellar , maybe he's killed himself.1
What put that thought into the child's
head , I am sure I don't know. She must
have had a premonition of some sort. At
any rate 1 went down cellar and sure
enough thcro was the dead body of
Jacobsen hanging to the rafters. 1 cut it
down , and as there was some air in the
lungs , tried every means of resuscitation
but unsuccessfully. After working five
or six minutes I gave it up. When I cut
him down the dead man was hanging
with his knees almost on the ground.
The rope was short and it is evident that
he could not have been strangled by the
sheer weight of ln.s body. Ho must have
adjusted tlio rope about his neck and
then , raising his knees from the ground ,
"Dow in the world ho could have sum
moned up courage" for such a terrible
death , I do not , know. Ho muse have
been temporarily insane.
"After satisfying nlyself that the man
was actually dead 1 went up stairs. 1
was startled to hear iMrs. Husmussen , a ,
nuiglibor who was palled in. exclaim :
'Oh , my Godl He's lulled the baby , too. '
Sure enough , the infant was lying in Us
cradle , duad. A piece of clothes line ,
twice knotted arid tightly drawn , had
choked it to death. The body was still
warm when I untied the rope , but life
was extinct. " ' '
"I saw no reason for Jacobsen's di.s-
nnmloncv. He was doing well and
oventinub " ' - ' > . have recovered. "
1 us was all the evidence ! Uid the jury
made up the following , , a ; < , < .
"At an Inquisition - holden at Omaha ,
Douglas county , on the 12th day ot February ,
18S7 , befoio me , John C. Drexel , coroner of
Douglas county , upon the body of Uaby
JiicoDsoii , lying dead , by tno jurors whoso
names aiu beieto subscribed , the said jurors ,
upon tliolr oath , so say that lo the bust ot
their knowledge and belief , based upon
view or the body , the promises and the evi
dence of witnesses examined , said Infant
Jacobsen came to its death hy strangulation
at the hands ol its lather , Jacob Jacobseii.
"In testimony whereof , the said jurors have
hereunto set their hands the day and year
( Signed ) P. P. PoMKitoy ,
C. Piionsru : ,
In the second verdict the jurors set forth ,
that , "to the best ot their knowledge and
belief , based upon tho.tnstimoiiy heard , said
Jacob Jacobsen died by his own hand , hav
ing hanged himself with suicidal intent. "
The tact that this little girl , Christina ,
told the doctor that perhaps her father
had killed himself , suggested the thought
that the child might be keeping some
thing bacK. Being questioned , however ,
slio positively denied that her father
had spoken to her about killing
himself , or that she had seen his body in
the cellar , through a window on the south
side , which might have aUbrded her such
a eight , before she entered the house.
The wife of the dead man was too much
agitated to speak at length about the
"Oh ! I cannot see why he should have
done such n thing , " she moaned , "and to
have killed the baby , too. My husband
was cheerful to-day lie did not hint at
such . u tiling as killing himself. He was
so good ami kind ! Oh , why did lie kill
himself ! "
Mrs. Jacobsen was particularly grieved
because thu baby had ( lied un
named and unchristened , according
to the rites of the church. She
sliuddcringly declared that she know this
cireiimslance would imperil the salvation
of the infant's soul.
There is no doubt but that long brood
ing over hUfeicknoss , with its attendant
annoyance and oxpunso , drove Jacobson
to , a temporary lit of insanity , during
wldch i he committed thu awful deed. His
friends all agree that ho hns been very
despondent , though none of them antici
pated suoh an iimilr ns occurred last
Jacob Jacobsen was fifty years of ate
nt Hid time of his death , and leaves n wife
and two children , the latter aged eight nnd
six years. For twenty years ho has resided
in Omaha , and for sixteen years has bcon
foreman for ( } . H. & J. S , Collins. He
was hard-workiujt anil frugal , and was
worth $15.000 , About ton years ago ho
went to Copenhagen , Denmark , the place
of his birth , and married the lady , who id
now his widow. The Danish association ,
of which ho was a member , will take
charge of his funeral , *
Killed n
KMIOIIA , la. . Kcb. 12.-rSpecIal | Telegram
to the UKK.J Wednesday ovcnlm ; Just at
dark as Air , John ( iiahaui , who lives about
live miles soutlieabt tof KIdora , was t-olnt ;
home , a hujjo wildcat ciossed the road just
ahead of him but a short distance from home.
The animal was not inclined to run , but stood
nnd looked at Mr. ( irnhaiu. Jlu went to Mr * .
Walker's and W , W. Walkerjtookjlils Aoz and
startt-dout for fun. The do ; ; soon encount
ered the ueast In the hazel brush and Walker
came within about thico rods nnd fired a
charge of shot that laid the animal out. He.
brought It to town. It U about tnreo fuel
lonir , oliliteun inches high and weighs about
to Jty pounds. f
A nenellt Tor Veterans
ONAWA , lo. , Kub. 13. ( Special Telegram
to the UEK.I The supper and ball by llans-
rom Post , U. A' . It. , the social event of the
season , was largely attended lost flight ,
nothing Declining to mar the harmony and
pleasure. Tno reef li > ti w ere about StOO ,
which will net upwards of SAW , which is for
the relief fund for the benefit .of needy auct
deserving comrades.
Washington Work Both Inside and Outside
the Government Enildings.
How n "mil" Is Horn , Nursed and Gen
erally Killed Old Time Tnlk of
Veterans Congressional
WASHINGTON , Feb. 10. fConcspondenco
ot the lU'.K.I A contiactlnu builder tells mo
that half of the magnificent icudonccs and
business blocks under course of construction
In this city and which have been built during
the two years have n bonded Indebted
ness on thorn , and that It has become very
popular to bond a block oven before It Is con-
Mulcted , llosnjs that much of the real es
tate held hy the we.iltnlust inon In Wa hltu-
ton Is bonded , The properly Is Generally
bonded for Irom one-half to two-lliiidsit.s
ical vnliio and the bonds , dtawlng from five
to six percent , aio sold nt pnr. More than
half thu churches In the city ha\o a bonded
indebtedness. K > Ml estate pa.\s on thu
avenujo twelve to littpen per cent , nnd it can
bu SCPII that It pays oven wealthy men to
bund their piopcrty.
There Is a practice In vosruo at the depart
ments and In thu principal bureaus which Is
KoliiK to lead to trouble. It Is an old prac
tice , but has grown PO bold nnd acciesslvu
that It is about tostranclo Itself. It is that
of having from one to lour men employed to
lobby confess forappiopriations , etc. These
men occupy positions as assistants , nnd draw
good ftnlailcs , yet they seldom have any
otherasslnnmuutat the hands ot their su
periors other than that of "attending to mat
ters tip at congress , " nnd their faces have
become iiillu | as tamlllar In the lobhles of the
capital as thoio of professional lobbyists. In
nearly every department are now tiom one to
lour ex-mcmher.s ot eoimrcss who hold peti
tions ns nsslHtaiits. the bureaus
have them. If they aru not ex-mcmbei.s and
ha\o thu privileges of the lloor ol the house
they aio men who "stand in with the boys , "
anil are lilted for their work.
# *
Thnro Is a law In this district Intended to
prohibit the sale of lottery tickets here , hut it
is not effective. One day this week , us the
time 1'or the monthly drawing of the princi
pal lotteries was near appioachlmr , 1 saw a
long line ot cmrlaees , owned by the most
InMilotmble families in the city , drawn up
ngalnstthociiibstone In front ot a bicker's
ollico on F.street , ono ot thu most
fu'quuntcd thoroughfares. Pedestrians , who
cross the streets here ad libitum and never
think ol going to a crossing proper , as In other
cities , were compelled to walk almost a
square out ot the way to find an opening
thiotigh which to pass trom one sidewalk to
the other. I was unable to uiideistand the
cause of the great jam ot carHu es , and In-
nuiied it of a policeman , lie explained that
the min who had the exclusive sale of lottery
tickets heic , and who used to bu located up
the avenue , had just removed his olllce , and
the people were "fixing themselves" for the
drawing on the morrow.
Un thu Inside of the olllco I found thu
"dealer" nt a desk handing out the tickets
and taking in the bills vtlth such rapidity
that a lady's services weie lequhcd to pack
up in plies nnd keep in older the latter. A
peat stiuam of people poured out and In ,
and the utmost publicity was given to thu
transaction. A man who haunts thu place
and spends his suiplus earnings monthly ,
said that the sales ot lottciy tickets heie ag
gregated more than toi ty thousand dolhu-
month. He volunteered the timber Information
mation that the companies gave thu seller -10
per cent of the gio s receipts ; that the ad
vertising and other expense of the company
amounted to moio than " 0 per cent addi
tional , and that it was an open secret that
only 20 ner cent of the moiiev paid in went
out to the ticket lioldeis again. Yet
man has infallible faith in the investments
he makes monthly.
"If the United States'ever annexes Mexico
she will h.u-1' to do it by conquest. " said a
Houthuin senator this morning. " 111 veil in
Muxlcn t\\o yeais and made a close study of
the habits and ambitions of the people of that
republic. I never s.i\v a people , unless wo
except the Fiencli and Spanish , who aie so
jealous ot their tonitoiy. The Mexicans be
lieve that their country Is the meccn of tlm
itnlveiso , and that their laws and rules and
habits are the best under tlio sun. 1 have
lieriucntly talked with their loadeis aboutan-
nexation and they alwavs pooh-poohed the
Idea , and declaiect that they could never live
under American government.
"There is something about their wild and
weird government and lite which is as tho-
lougbiy Mexican as is Mexican blood. Tliov
believe in dynasty and their tyianny of their
laws and customs and would not pait with
the mild fiom of Inquisition which Is a part
of their code. Ot couiso , as soon aswe would
secure that leimblic we would begin a sys
tem ot nurging which would amount "to
a revolution , and this would be ic-
falsted to the bitter end. We would
succeed In thi > execution of what we began ,
but it would cost a great deal ol blood nnd
money. It Is true that the states of Mexico
contiguous to our southern border contain a
huge element In favor of annexation , but it
is made up of that luvolulloimiy people Uo
aru little less than pirates upon tne more sta
ble element. The man led men and the men
of influence tfiero want to letain Intact the
whole of their republic. They have achieved
a degree of afiluence , nnd they believe tliat
this would leave them the moment their form
of government was taken trom them. They
are superstitious , nnd enjoy the excitement
wldch overspreads tlio country every time
they elect a president. There Is something
more baibarous in the Ideas of those
people about running a goveinment than
there Is in the notion of our Indians concern
ing the encroachments of the white man.
They will light to maintain their dirty old
palaces , brutal laws and unjustifiable acts
toward other nations. IJut thu Mexican republic -
public will not stand as she does to-day
through another generation. There is some
thing about her \ery constitution which will
compel her In time to fall of her own weight. "
* t #
People on the Pacific slopc'and In the ex
treme northwest contend Hint the effect of
the Intel-state commerce law will bo bcnell-
cial to the Canadian Pacific railroad This
great i all way corporation was constructed
tluough the aid of the Canadian government
by means ot a bonded indebtedness on the
name basis on which the Pacifies ot thu
United States weio constructed. It runs
the entire length of thu Jirltlsli possessions
and has an outlet on the Pacific ocean or the
Sound , thus giving the Urltlsli goveinment
a swift nnd economical canlagn nil mound
the United States , as Bntlsh vessels connect
with the railroad at Its western termini.
Trim , the Inter-state commerce law would
control rate cutting on tills road the same as
on American roads , but could not ntlcot It
alter It reaches Hritisti possessions ,
It is stated that the British government de
signs the encouragement of extensions of
the Canadian Pacific all along the I'acltio
const , and more elaborate connections by
water down to San Francisco. The connec
tions in the United States can charge full
rates to the trunk line , whence t radio may bu
carried through to the nnd of the line and to
the point of destination on our noithe < tstcrn
bolder free of cost , It need bo , to niaki ) thu
long haul or total much cheaper than
that which must bo charged by lines In this
country with vvhlchourroadscannotconipute.
This evasion of our newly enacted
law cannot be brought about by rebilling -
billing this goods in transit after they
I each the Canadian Pacilic , and then
again after they reach tlie border of thu
United States at Urn other end ot the line.
An experienced tnilllc maiiiigi-r tells vour
cone.spondcnt that unless something Is denote
to stop transportation ot goods trom the
I'acllic slope to the Atlantic via the Canadian
Paclilp , wo are guilty of iilavlng Into thu
bauds of a Hritlsn coiporatlon In an elloit to
maintain the advantage * of American Insti
tutions. The suggestion may bu worth a
future Innuliy by confess.
Ills an InUirestinglhtng to trues thocourbu
of n bill in congicss from the tlnib It Is lirst
Introduced until It become. : , a law and Is
placed on the statute book.
The lirst thing in order is to secure some
senator , or rcme entativu who is sulllclently
Interested i In it to introduce it. In thu senate
this | Is a comparatively easy mutter for thu
senator lake s It In hand , as ho has no
trouble In obtaining the lloor for that pur
pose. In the liouM ! ho has u liard struggle to
' 'catch the speaker's ojo , " and when that is
done ho sends to the clerk1 * deok and has
mid the title of the proposed bill The
speaker quickly catches tlio pruport of Iho
bill , and refem it to the committee in cliaigu
of that branch of legislation , Then It Is
docketed on the books of the committee , and
In due course ot time the ooimultteu Ukr * It
tip and If , In U meritorious ,
It Is ordered retried favorably to the honho
and It Is placed on tlio calendar.
In all probability thcro are j-ovcral hundred
bills nhrart ot It on the calendar , and It has
lo wait Its turn , without the member who In
troduced It has siifllclont Influence and
knowledge of parliamentary atTairs , to have
it given precedence In some of the many
ways knonn to the older and more exper
ienced ones. Then comes the tug of war In
the house , and If ho succeeds In getting It
considered nnd It Is passedIt Iscent lo the sen
ate , where , after being levl bv Its title , is In
the house , It Is referred to its appropriate
committee , and in duo cnur.soof time linds
Its way to the senate calendar. There It
sticks until some day a motion Is made to
take nil thu house bills nnd clear the calen
dar. If It Is successful in passing the senate
It is then signed by the presiding olllcer , and
the homo notified of Us passage and signa
ture. The bill after being hnndsonicly on-
globed on natchiuont coes to the president
lor his approval or He refers It
to the tlcpaitinent allccti'd by It , where It Is
examined nnd reported upon , Htiuoinbly
consldeicd , and thcie appears to bu no ob
jection on the part of the executive , the pres
ident signs it and notifies thu hou o where It
originated. The parchment copy Is then
sent to the state dcpnitincnthmo It goe.s
Into tlio record division. Tliereit Iscodlned.
nnd n certified copy , which of cour-,0 has
been very carefully compared with the origi
nal , goes to ( he government printing olllco ,
where a fulllelcnt number of copies are
printed nnd cliculalud among the persons
concerned. The parchment copies are kept
on Illo In the state department for reference ,
nnd u\en alter all the cnro that has been
taken , many 01 tors aiu dlsccneied and coi-
rccled In the various Hands through which the
law passes In the state department before the
law takes Its place on the statute book and
becomes a pait of thu law of the land.
One of the characters which has figured In
the lobby here for over two scoies ol years Is
Colonel John IJainion , who was mayor oC
Dctioit when that now flourishing city was a
trading point for Indians and the principal
commodity furs. Colonel Harmon is piob-
nbly as much Indian as American In blood.
Is nearly lour scores of yeais In ago , stands
six feet two In Ids shoos , has long laven
black hulr , and a eye which in brightness
and piercing resembles the eagle's. iiirlng
an Investigation In the
Forty-seventh con
gress Colon el HHIIIIOII was a witness , and
the iiufstlon under Inquiry i elated to ex-
pendllurcs by a local corptirailon for In-
lluenco In congress to procure desirable legis
lation and prevent that which was not de-
Rlied. Thu witness stated that he had long
been retained In this work , but lelused to
say what his salary was. It was piobably the
lirst Instance on record where a lobbvtst
acknowledged his business under oath. Col ,
Harmon said afterward that he did not so
much object to stating what his i enumera
tion was lor work , In contact with legisla
tor , us it was respectably largo but ho did
object to the principle ot congiesslonal com
mittees inquiring Into a man's private affairs
bo much for one who has attracted much In
terest In Washington and who is regarded
as a landmark In the corridors'of the capitol.
Colonel Harmon the other day met Mr.
Kdgeitou , president ot the civil service com
mission , and the t\\o began to recite remin
iscences ot the thirties and follies.
"Dojou icnieiiibcii" ' said Colonel Ilai-
mon. "what you .sold to mo when we weru
passing ! llurpei's Feirvon our return fioiu
the Haltiiuoie convention , which nominated
Polk lor president in 'W'
Mr. Kdgerton .studied n moment , and re
plied that ho could not recall the observation.
"Vour memory is very defective , " contin
ued the colonel , "The man who cannot
brush up his memory to the incidents or that
time Is behindhand for n civil seivlco com
missioner. Why , you icmarKcd to mo as wo
weie going over the feiry that . \ou sincerely
hoped that wo would make Polk piesident ,
for we wouldn't'turn the rascals out' with
him In the white house. That has been
more than foily years ago. It seems to me
but yesterday. I believe that you , Mr.lidgei-
ton , oilgmatcd this tiito expression. To
this moment , howe\or , tlio lascals have not
been turned out. Do you lemeinbcr now
what > cm said ? "
Mr. Kdgeiton , who Is ono of the biightest
old gentlemen in Washington , hung his
Mead and Looked hard on the tiling under his
leet , then leplled :
"J do lemeinber that observation of mine ,
and 1 agree with you that the rascals arc \et
In hind the fortifications. Wo were then en
gaged dying to turn them out , and I expect
when we both go to the giavo wo will be at
the same laudable occupation , with quite as
little to show as icsulls as at the present. "
* °
$ r3f
The rules of the house set apait Friday of
each week lor the consideration of thu hillb
on the plivate calendar , but this into accom
plishes \ety little ns Hie private calcndai Is
the object ot attack of every member who Is
anxious to secure consideiation t'oi homo
measure in which ho is more diiectiy intei-
e.sU'd than ho is in the claims which so many
people have against the goveinment. Tiio
private calendar is the object of universal
sneers tiom the press and men who come to
congiess with claims are looked upon us
fiauds to bo avoided. 15ut congress is the
only comt to which appeals for justice can
b' ! made by those who have been detrauded
of their right by the government , nnd yet
there is less justice dealt out in the halls of
congress than In the most conupt municipal
coin t In thu world. There are accounts un
settled between tlio United States
nnd Individuals to which thu
United States is the debtor , which have
been i mining almost since the time the gov
ernment was or .inl/cd. These unsettled
accounts are from millions down to very In-
flitrniiicant sums , but they me. all treated
alike. There Is In fact one bill which has
been constantly introduced In every congress
since the liist , Its merit is indisputable ; time
alter time one hoiibe or tin ) other has passed
upon It and still final action Is lacking. The
cost of printing thu papers In this casu would
probably go n Jong way towards liquidating
the indebtedness of the government. lint
congress would lather spend a million In de-
laving a settlement than a thousand In
bringing one about.
Constant efforts have been made to secure
some geneial legislation which shall relieve
congress ftoin the necessity of examining
into and passing upon the merits of these
inivateclaims. If competent jurls-.lictlon
should be gl\en to somu court the saving of
the government would be enormous and thu
relief of thu prussino on the legislative
branch would In Itself be compensation
enouuh even if ovoiy claim filed should bu
decided In laver of the claimant.
An Instance of the injustice of the United
States to Its cn-dltois In seen in the rasa of
.Mr. tilnesi. Tins gentleman was an Italian
olllcer on the staff of Garibaldi who met a
young American girl In Ktuope , back In the
MxticK , wooed , wnn and married her. He re
signed his commission and emigrated to thu
United States. He took up his lusldencu In
Savannah , ( ! a. , just nt tlio close of thu war.
I lei e ho represented his father-in-law who
was a merchant In New Yoik , having huge
southern Interests , ( concluded to vo
into business lor himself , and with this Idea
directed his repiesontotlves In Italy to dis
pose of his estate. With thu proceeds hu
purchased SIU.OCO worth of claret , brandy ,
olives and such uoods and oidered them
shipped to Savannah. They were sent via
New York and were placed in thu bonded
warehouse and there kept tor six months be
fore ( iiMicsl was notified topav the duty upon
them , or to withdraw them for export. Hu
at once wrote Collector Arthur that the. dch-
tlnatlonof the-goods was Savannah , and not
New Yoik , and requested that they bu
shipped to their last destination , which was
dono. On the arrival of thu goods in .Savan
nah they wuro re-gnawed and found to contain
llu gallons less brandy out of twenty casks
than thu guago in Now \orkcalled for. Of
the consignment of tno claret , forty-one
cases wore found to have been tampered
with. He offered payment for thu amount of
dutv upon the actual number of tallunsand
cases of wlnu roccUed as shown by the
ganger nt Savannah , .but the collector -
lector there reluseil to take less than the
duty asiewl by the collectors at Now
Yoik. ( ienesl wltluliew all his biandy and
wlnu which was intact and ii-lnsed to nay
duty on the 110 gallons of brandy widen hud (
been ubxliactcd from the twenty casks which
wore tampeiod with. Hu tried for twooi
three yeais to > < ocuro rediifsslromthotrcasury
department. Finally three years after tlm
original receipt of the goods In Savannah
they were sold at auction for the amount of
customs chaiged against them.
That was nc.iMy llltfoii years ago.
Thu government lealUed besides the
duty some trom the sale of that con
signment. For fifteen yeais this gentleman
lias been trying to get Iho United States to
pay htm thu money received Horn Iho sale of
his goods In excess of tliu charges. Of course
ho has-beon unsuccessful. When Imliint
purchased them he was a cltl/en of Italy , al
though a resident of thu Untied Slates ;
blncu lhattimo tiu has become acltl/enof
this glorious land ol the free , which , pcihans ,
accounts for his failure to secure what Is his
due. Now hu proimses to full back on his
former Italian citizenship , and to ask the
Italian minister , liarnn Kava , to press his
claim txiforo the btato dcpaitnu'iit. If hu
does thU he Is likely tosucceed ] at last , us the
United Slates Is much moro nudy to pay tl'it
claim of a foreigner than' It I * to one of its
own cllizcns. P. U. 1UATM.
But Few Important Fealnros Develop in tht
West's ' Pinarjoial Affairs.
Satisfactory Statcinnnts of { ending
llnllrond Lines KnonurnKO Hpcou-
latora-KlTccl of tlie Intcr-Stnto
Coininorcc Hill Coitnter.ictcil
A Sntlsfnolory l-'lnnticlnl Wcolr.
CntcAoo , Feb. I'.1. [ Special Telegram to
the Hr.i : . ] Xo Important features have de
veloped In financial alTalis. li.mkr-r , ns
a rule , report a moderately active demand lor
money , and with a coed supply of loanable
funds on hand botrovtors were enabled to
obtain all the accommodations required
when able to present undoubted collateral.
The deliveries ot produce on February con
tracts released some funds among specula
tors and some short date has boon taken up.
Wholesale tucrchauK have also cancelled
some of their Indebtedness. The demand
for money on behalf of sptvulatois was mod
erately active especially from opoi.itors In
stocks and provisions , and bankers dis
counted some paper on rather wide margins.
Packers and shippers are appaiently strang
ers at the banking institutions. There was
considerable Inquiry for loans on behalf ol
parties In other cities of the west , and some
money was placed on warehouse ro
celpts for grain. Wholesale meiclia'nt !
were only moderate borrowers , and
mainly from parlies prepared for tlx
spring trade. Interest rates weie n llttli
moro favorable to borrowers. Cell loans were
accepted at 5 > fijfp ( per cent and
ttmo paper at CiJ8 ( per cent ac-
routing to the standing of the
borrower or the amount of money requited
Outside pauer generally commanded a pel
cent. The shluiiieuU of ctiireiicy to the
country were fair and the receipts compar-
tlvuly light. Collection * were reported slow ,
owing to the unreasonable weather and bad
condition of Intel lor roads. Monuy at east
ern financial ceuti'is appears to bu In good
supply , with fair demand liom miscellaneous
borrowers with no chaniro In In-
teiestiales. Foiulgn linunctal alValrs ( > x-
hlhlt no maleiial change. .Money Is appar
ently quite plenty , with Inteiost rates favor
ing bouoweis. Now Vork exchange was
quiet throughout the week. The oil'erintf )
weie small and the demand limited. Foreign
exchangn was Inclined to quietness dining
the week. Olleilngsof .shipper * ' bills wort )
light and the demand was limited , bhlppcis
sixty days documentary bills on London
were quoted at $ l.Ny4M.lHI4. and closed
stead ) alSI.8r\i&l.SI. : ( The undertone to the
Xow Yoik stork market Indicated rather
moio steadiness dining the past week.
The foreign stock markets weru
stronger In a general way with more trading ,
especially In Amciican securities. The oiled
ot thu "war scaiu" appears to have died out.
The eainings of the leading lines so tar this
year nro generally satisfactory , showing In
creased business , and speculators havu been
cncouiagcd to taUu hold moru freely. Tht ;
ollectot the passage ol the inter-state com-
meico bill appeals to have been discounted
by the recent shrinkage In pilces. Trading
has been nulto active and rumors ot "syndi
cates'1 In leading stocks fmvu assisted in ad
vancing prices somewhat , though there an-
peats to bu an iiiipnnomout generally
throughout the list. The piospccts ot a settle
ment of the labor troubles had some etlect In
Rtrenghenlng slock of Iho lines loachingthe
seaboard cities. The sales of stock on the
New York stock exchange tor tliu week a\ui-
aged 'J.-KiT.OOO shares.
The leading produce markets were quite
active during the past week In n speculative
way , and attracted a llttlo moio altention
than usual. An unsettled and weak I'eullng
prevailed throughout the greater portion of
the week and pilces ruled with consldetahle
liicttidaiity. ( .iialn .showed consldeiablo
weakness owing to mote liberal olleilngiby
p.ii ties who have tnud out , nnd the doivti-
wuid tm n in prices brought out quite a laiga
number ot "stop oideis" which added to the
depiesslon in n general way. PiovKions , on
thu other hand , manifested considerable
stieugth and hlghci pikes weio le.ili/ed , but
nut lully htippoiled to the close. Thu lor
eigu imukets weio lather unfavorable to
holdeisot grain and mine encouraging tc
hellers ot piovislons. Tlm eastern miuketi
weiu unite active and thu fluctuations It
pi ices lollowed closely the conihu ol those Ic
the western matkets. Thu iccelpts of grain
and livu stock were light anil the ship
ments only fall. The labor trouble !
at eastern points Int'-rfured with
expoit business to some extent. The ship
mentsof provisions weiu moderately fico
The ciop conditions In the winter wheat ills
tilctsliavo not been altogether favorable.
Mains early in tliu week icmoved the snow
and the liulds weie covered with water , and
a sudden change to colder weather might
cause somu apprehension as tn the safety ol
ciops , and there was some buying on Una
theory. As to the future of the market theie
Is a loollngol uncertainty. jowur prices nro
not unlikely. At the same time a icuullon
Irom the present decline Is not Impossible , of long wheat
sold out , and pressure from this source Is
greatly lessoned. The maiket is thought to
bu largely short , and If this should bu thu
case , and not considering thu other contin
gencies which are likely to arise in thu shape
of crop Hiares and war rumors , the buying in
of tins shortage might result In ashari ) It
only temporary advance. At the seaboard
exporters were credited with mak
ing laigo puiclmscs , possible against
previous Rales , though the loullug
up on this decline and then the oxpoiting oi
considerable wheat which niiglit again place
the market in lavorablu shape to reap a hand
some pioliton thu Investment , would mil bi
at all Impossible. Thu packing of the west
shows a tmIher dracasu and there Is now V
Ilttla doubt but thushoitrgu will be further
enlaiged dining the next two weeks. Tin
opinion Dievails that the hog ciop In "shnit , "
and this encoiuagos buying on outside ac
count. The calculation Is now made thai
the packing nf Chicago will exhibit a shot laud
ot i.bout 700,000 liozs a loss of nearly
: > 0 per cent as compaicd with tha
returns of last Reason. There will ,
no doubt , bo u dccutasu In weluht equal
to about : BOOO , hogs of lust year's weight.
The stocks hero are comparatively light for
thIH season of tlio year , and thu movement
for the week shows further reductions. Thu
revival of business In the nmniitactimng dis
tricts of the countrv , nai tlciilarly of Iron and
cotton goods , has hud a beneficial effect on
the market tor hog productsand larger quail
titles aru being dlstiibuted at In tin lor points
limn lor some months past. The qunn-
lilies forwarded to foreign markets nro uNo
larger than last j ear , and Include a largci
percentage than usual of descriptions usual 1 }
limited to domestic trade
lown Could FiiriilHh Her Quoin ,
DKB MOINKS , la. , Feb. la. ( Special Tele ,
gram to the HKK.J Adjutant Uoncrjl A ex
under svas asked how many troops low.i
could furnish In case of war with Knglund ,
and ho replied ; "Twenty-lour hnndrol
drilled soldiers on twenty-four limns' milieu
and a quarter of a million men In reset v < ' ,
who could lie ready In twenty-four hctiid
longer. Tlm Iowa national gu.inl contaln-i
forty-eight companies , in two brigades , wh.i .
could rendezvous under aims ready to im.vo
lo Chicago or Detroit In canu of war w th
Knghuid In twenty-four hours after war was
declined , "
Wise & Pariiiulus addition BOO udv , on ff n
lib puge ,
Don't wait until best lots are all sold in
Wise & I'armeles addition on Monday
Frank H , Dunton , editor and propri
etor of Diinton'H Spirit of thu Turf , ol
Chicago , one of tliu bust informed ami
most able turf editors in the country , ia
making u short visit to Omaha.
Tne president has appointed Alexander 0.
Jlaskcll , of Col HIM bin , S. C. , government
director of the Union Pacilic railway com
pany , vice K. P. Alexander , rublgncU.
The senate committee on commerce will
likely repoit fa volubly tlio lUnnepIn and
Portage canal projects , but an adu-rs" ioort [
Is cxin-cted on the Sturgeon bay project.
Dr. Hamilton Warren , Mu < ; netii Physl
cian and Surgeon , ItoomiJ , ( Jrounsc block :
corner I0th and C'upitol avenue. Diph-
heriu and nervous. dUea-stm u bpeciult.
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