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OMAHA ILY SIXTEENTH YEAR. OMAHA. SATURDAY MORNING , .FEBRUARY 10 , 1887. NUMBER 240. TOOK lP ) THE RAILROAD BIIL , ' A Spirited Contest in the House on a Regu lation Measure , SEVERAL SECTIONS PASSED , How Homo of Them AVcrc Amended Hut Uttlo Other Uufilness Trans- noted The Senate Adjutifiis Till Wednesday Next. Doing * In ttic I Ionic. T.1NCOI.N , Neb. , Fob. 18 , ( Special to the Cm : . ] A resolution limiting debate to five minutes nnd prohibiting nny member from speak I m : more than once on n ( iiiestlon was tabled about ns soon ns the house settled down to business this morning. Prolonged discussion nrose over n motion by Mr. Caldwell that the Colby senate bill empowering cities of overf > ,000 Inhaoltantsof lho second class 10 elect certain olllcers who nro now appointed by the mayor should bo revised. The bill was rcpoited unfavorably upon by the committee on cities and towns yesterday nnd was Indefinitely postponed. Mr. Caldvvell's motion was tabled , It being declared thnt the only object of the bill wns to cause the term of the present city attorney of Beatrice to cxpho In April. If the bill hnd passed It was Intended to endeavor to fleet u saloon man. During the debate Mr. Jtaymond nccuscd Mr. Cnldvvcll of Inconsis tency , ns ho had known tlio latter gentle man to oppose In consideration of the Lin coln charter bill just what ho was now advo cating. Mr. Caldwell quite excitedly de clared that ho had not opposed such n pro vision In the Lincoln charter bill , but Mr. Kaymond reiterated the statement , nnd for the moment It looked ns If there might bo n family row in the Lancaster delegation. Mr. Whltmoro moved thnt the ralhoad committee bill , Introduced as nn amendment to Mr. A gee's bill , should bo made a special order ot tills afternoon. Mr. Wntson hoped that lho motion would not prevail. Without n disposition to reflect upon the gentleman who was chairman of that committee , ho was forced to say thnt the commltteo had labored long and , like the mountain , had brought forth n mouse. Let the bill .stand on the general Ido. The gen tlcmnn doesn't want the bill to pass nny iiioio than t-omo other people. With him ( Mr. Whltmore ) it vvns n innttnr of toadvism nnd buncombe. " 1 nm not , " continued Mr. Wntson , "on the pay roll ot any railroad nnd 1 never was. 1 will pay nny man S500 who will show a pay roll on which my name np- pears. 1 have been employed by railroads nnd against thorn , but that does not make me n lailroadman. if I should delend the gen tleman from Gage , 1 should not become n Fnllcilte , thank God. I don't like to hnvo the chairman of the ralhoad committee stand nn hero and continually try to sneak In this bill. 1 give notice now that i am opposed to nny commission. 1 have inliodnced n rail road bill , bul it Is the bill passed by congress nnd ono of the great arguments used in Its favor was thnt It would bo adaptable nnd could bo adopted by the states. 1 on cannot pass n commission bill after the fashion of the bill It is desired to now make the speclnl order of to-day , which will bo constitutional or effective , i on must select only secretaries. They nro servants of scrvnnts. Let us repeal this commission law. Let the senate repeal U , When they have joined hands with us then we can do something. I wish to call at tention to nn article that appeared in the Omaha Unit. The editor of that paper is hotter posted on this micstlon than nny man In this house. His editorial nrticlo of last Monday , over n column long , upon the very bill which this committee has reported , says it Is a Iraud nnd n delusion , and unconstitu tional. I say thnt If yon men are In earnest on this railroad question help us to repeal the law now In force. Then wait two years with out any law if you cannot ennct a better ono than this one. 1 want some gentleman who advocates tills railway hill to tell me how U can bo enforced. The only way to estab lish maximum rates Is for this legislature to do It. Thu legislature cannot delegate that power. No more can II empower tiieso sec- letarles to enforce thu provisions of the bill. 1 am in hones thnt the gentleman's motion will not prevail. Mr. Wliltmoro snld : "The gentleman who is responsible lor the committees of the house , our speaker , knows that 1 occupy the place I now fill agnlubt my earnest protest. But when 1 was Induced to accent thu place I determined to give the subject of railroad legislation my most eat nest attention. The committee has held several meetings , but the only time when thu gentleman who has just taken his scat was present was when wo first organized. 1 have given , with the restot the committee , ns caretulnttentlon to the formation of n bill ns possible , nnd the committee biibmlt It to the house as the best they can do. 1 will leave It to the housu who has shown lho most earnest ness In this matter , the gentleman who at tended only the first meeting ot tlio commit tee or the balance of the committee' . ' " Mr. Wntson "lattended the meetlngs.oflhe commltteo to the oxlcnt of seeming n tnvor- able report upon the repeal bill , nnd ns my object vvns then accomplished I had no other business with the committee. " Mr. Handail "I would ask the gentleman If his duty to the state is fulfilled when his private object Is attained ? " Mr. Wntson "It Is my duty to the state to take no part In the formation ol bills which 1 know to bo unconstitutional. " Mr. Wlutmoie " 1 am In earnest ; the com- mlttco nro In earnest. Wo have submitted a hill : wo want it conslde : ed by the house. If thu house Is In tavor of railroad legislation , heiu nnd now Is the place nnd time lo show it. " Mr. Hnrlan ( Mr. Agco In tlio chair ) "This is n question wo eannol nlloid to trlllo7lth. . it Is paramount to nil other questions. I cannot understand hownclti/un ol the United Slntcs , nnd of Nehraskn , In particular , can raise tils viico In favor of procrastination ox- cepl when ho Is Inteiestod In reaping laigo dividends ftom the inllroad stocks or bonds ho may own. 1 do not deshu to bo personal or oxtiavagnnt ; but DJ per emit , of the people ot Nebraska would rather that tills leglsla- V tun ) should Krapplo with thoinllvvay.nuestlon and adjourn without dolni ; anything else thnn to do nil else nnd not do this. They would rather that wo should spend thu whole foity days than that we should lull to do something. Those who live in the eastern cities of the state have no coinpielionsion of the interest entertained by the people of the Inteiior. Thn gentleman ( Mr. Watson ) op poses this bill because thu railroad commis sion Is In It , but butoiu ho leaves the floor ho nduutrt that with the rcjical of the commis sion law ho Is satlsiicd. Do you undeistand his InteiesthV I have said that 1 am In favor of accepting any lalhoad legislation that la reasonable. Olvo us the best wo can got. Thubest law obtainable will go far toward satisfying thepiodiicers. It Is ns much the I duty of the legislatuio to establish n max imum freight rnto ns it Is to piovlde counties with township oicanlzallon. Why bo dlssat- iblled two jeai-s longer ? Slnco JISsTj the people ple Imvu been demanding legislation on this question. Why proemstinato longer ? The gentleman fiom Otoe ( Wnt&on ) has Intio- duced a bill creating a boaid ot commission ers , ns much ns ho dislikes n commission , it would bo icached , naturally , about July -I. Does ho want It reached ? No. Wo must take hold of this proposition. If we go homo without passing n jnoper law wo virtually say thai this cry nbotit railway extortion Is nllnhuiubiu. It is useless to nrguo ngainst what the people are demanding. It would bocovvaidly to refuse to giapplu with this pioposltion. Mr. Tlnplo nttncked Mr. Whitmoro's mo tion and entered at once Into n loiu arraign ment ot the committee's bill. Thu speaker pro tern ruled that general dUcnsalon of the bill was out of order , but ns Mr. Tingle in flated on proceeding , was obliged to at last peremploilly choke him olt. After further debate the vote was taken nnd lho motion by Mr. Whltmore was lost O'J lo 83 ono change doteatlng it. Durtnu tlio Vote Mr. lox explained his vote "no" by n William M. Kvarts sentence an tlio mcrUs of the bill , nnd an irrelevant addition to the ifleet that If the Omaha lni ! : told the truth is oftuu as U did not its reputation for TO- aclty Vvould bo incomparable. . The UE.U haa told too much truth concerning Mr. Fox' gyrat.ons as a legislator nnd thai Is what t'onbles him. .I01NUI ) IN THi : FIIAY AT LAST. All ( luring Hie noon recess lliero were whisperings nnd rumors nf n determination on lho part of the Irlends of the rnilroad bill to endeavor lo bring it up In the afternoon. This mntcrlali/cd In n concerted ncllon which nt 3 o'clock placed thu bill before the house. Mr. Acfe presented n resolution to take up the railroad bill In lho hnu o andcUIell for the previous question. The previous qtics- lion was ordered nnd upon an nye nnd nay vote of 01 to 23 the bill was taken up. Section 1 of the bill was adopted , providing for creating n board of transportation of the five chief olllcers of state , excepting the gov ernor , and authorising them to appoint three secretaries and a clerk , nnd providing Hint they shall each glvu n bond of S10.000. Section U wns mutilated and remolded until It reads : "No otilcer , agent or em ploye of any lallroad corporation or express company , nor nny person who has ueen within six months an employe of any rail- load or express company , nor nny person holding nny stock or bonds of. or In any manner pecuniarily Interested innnvinll- load corporation or u\ptess company , shall bo appointed or employed ns secretary or clerk by said board ; nor shall mote than two of such secretaries belong to the same polit ical partv. Section 3 was amended by Inserting the quoted welds given below : Said board shall have the general supoi vision of all ralhoadt operated by steam In the state , and shall Inqtihc into nny neglect of duty , or violation of nny of tlio laws of this stnto. "nnd the common law relating to common carriers for hire and lo enloiculhu same against nil un just discrimination nnd oxtoitlons , nnd to lepcul ornmend nil by-laws , rules nnd regu lations ot railroads for their goveinment or the government of the public , upon com- lalnt filed , " by milroad cotpomttons doing usiness In this state , etc. Sections 4 and ft were adopted entire. "When fieclion 0 was reached a snag was .truck. . Tlie lri ! : : has called attention to ccr- aln words giving thu board power to except 'rom the prohibition of discrimination cur- , aln competing points. This excepting Ian- guago Mr. Dnmpster moved to strike out. Mr. llarlnn seconded thu motion. The word- ig of lho Dill was defended like this : Should lho Union Pacific , which is com- lelled to ship from Omaha to Lincoln at the amo rate as Is given by the B. Ac M. , be com- tolled to charge no more llinn this rate to mints along Its line , although these points nay bo further from Omaha than Lincoln Is 3V the B. it M. Hue ? Mr. Fuller asked this tuestion : Does It not indicate that the B. & M. Is charging more than n reasonable rate , vhen the Union Pacific can meet it in com- "tltion ? lieing answered that thu Union 'acllic ' would lose money by 30 doing , he asked : Does not the Union Pacific then naUu up by high freight rates to intermedi ate towns what It lost nt Lincoln. Tlie section wns at length passed. It being oo knotty a piohlcm for immediate solution. Upon subsequent sections there wns uo Iscusslon until 11 win reached. Then be trouble began. This section gives .ho board the power to fix n -ate subject to a maximum rale which the leglslatuie establishes. Several amendments ind substitutes vveio ollcrcd , and pending discussion the house adjourned. 1III.I.S I'ASMII ) . The house passed the following bills this ftornoon : To amend the law icgaullng road overseers. To luunlbo nets of commissioners of deeds n foreign countries. Toobllgatosecret , benevolent and frateinal iocletles with insurance leatuies lo lilo wlih heslalo auditor swoiu statements of llieir inancial condition. * tif. c.u.mvni.i.'s II > IA. : The following Is n substitute offered by dr. Cnldvvell of Lancaster for section 11 of ho railroad bill , nnd It is so'iiuwhnt of inter- ; st because it has stiong advocates in the louse , nnd Is In reality the meat ol the bill : Suction 11. It shall bo the duty ot every railroad company doing business in the stnto lo post up and keep posted in each ol Us depots in this state plainly printed copies of its schedules of rates for the transnoita lon of all freights , of the different classlhca- Ions , showing the rate of chaiges per 100 pounds and also per car load ; and when any chance shall be made in such schedules , such revised schedules shall bo nrinled and kept poslcd up ns ntorcsaid. Whenever any poi son shall make complaint , In writing , lo the board oC transposition that any i all way in 'ho state of Nebraska charges , demands or ecclves an unjust or extoitlonalu late 'or tbo shipment of nny article or class of fieight or car from ono .olnt within the state to another point within the state , thu said board of commis sioners shall forthwith pioceed to oxamluo Into the Until ot such complaint , and In caio they shall ascertain or detcimlnu that such complaint Is true ol any charge so com plained of is unjust or excessive , said boaid of transportations shall llx maximum i.ilu of tarlll for the transposition of such ni tides , or class of fieight between such polnls. which said freight tariff so adjudged by said boaid of commissioners to bo just anil rea sonable shall ho peisunded in allcomtsot law and elsewhoie , to ho just and ic.tsoiiable and such findings of said boaid shall bo nrima faclu evidence in any court at law erIn In equity that any greater charge or tariff for tlio transposition of such aitleles , or class of freight between suit ! polnls Is unjust , excessive nnd oxloitionate. Senate I'mcocdingi. LINCOLN. Neb. , Feb. 18. Special Tele gram to the Bii.J : : The Hist thing the senate did this morning wns to ngico lo adjourn at noon until Wednesday at JO o'clock , and thai the special outers sot lor Monday bo cai- rled over Ull Wednesday. Two or Unco bills that crept In yesterday were read the fust time , and n number of others ) cad the second time. The senate then adjourned. Considering tlio Charter. LINCOLN , Neb. , Feb. 18. [ Special Telczram to the BEI : . | The judiciary commltteo of the house commenced consideration of thu Omaha charter this evening. The committee Is considering Ihu bill alone and will do but little except read the sections to which atten tion lm- > been drawn by piovlous discussions. OHAimON'S COAlj KIM ) . II In nn Awsnroil Faot and the Town Jnlillant. CHAIWON , Neb. , Feb. IS.-Special | Telegram - gram to the Bii.J : : Thu opoiators at the aitoslan well at this place nunln succeeded In overcoming the caving In ol thn well b > driving 200 led moro casing , and after cleniv Ing out reached the coal vein at ! I o'clock ycbterdajTlio engineer In charge of UK work drilled thn next eight feet with gieai caiu nnd preserved nil the material broughi up by the sand pump. To-day ho made ; careful assay of this sand nnd pumping : with most gratifying results. Immediately overlaying the coal vein was n blue claj slate , containing fossils of lho Permlnr type , inteiestlng specimens of which have been pioscrvcd , A careful compntalloi of lho ( inanity taken out show : lho existence of a vein about llfly Inches U thickness. Many coal experts have examinei nnd pronounced the coal to be similar to tin best Wyoming coals. Contractor J. II. BoW' man , when interviewed , expressed surprls * that coal should he discnveied within and si far trom the border of n largo Permian niea nnd can only account for U upon the theorj that His a pocket , similar to that found h Lincoln county , Missouri. As to the quality however , he is of the opinion that It Is a coktnt coal , us the decided cubical cleavage bcoms U Indicate. If so , its valuu as tlio best ot bltu nilnous coal would bo beyond doubt. / hasty pioximatu analysis shows U to contali about 05 i > cr cent of lived carbon , ! > 0 per ccnl of volatile combustible nnd U } per runt cacl of ash nnd moisture. Talk is nheady rlfi concerning Iho feasibility of sinking n sluil lo mine lho coal. TliN w ill bo eompamtlvi'l ! easv , as the formation Is without nny ban rock and entirely free fiom water mm quick band , The valuu ot lho find and it Importance to northwestern Nebraska i considered to bo bujond compute. Tin operators have kept a complete iccord of tui important venture In nrtoslun well borlm and na\o samples of all thefatrnta drllltn through , every hv o feet of thu entire dlstano being examine and a. quantity of tbo eartl preserved. Arrangements have already beoi made with Professor lucks , ' ol Lliicolu , t < classify the strains in their order In glass tubes to represent the well In miniature. One pet of the tubes will bo placed In the univer sity nt Lincoln nnd others In like Institutions elsewhere. Tlio wntcrworks company tins made provision for the payment of the ox- pcnso of lho valuable record , for which it cannot bo lee highly commended. Real estate hns taken nn upvvnrd boom , the valun- lions having risen from 83 to 60 per cent. The depth nt which the coal was found is 075 feet , The prc ont Intention is to sink an other shaft. The location favored seems to bn on the White river , near the old town of Chadion , A Northwest Nebraska VALINTINI : : , Neb , , Feb. 18. ISpcclal Tele gram to the Uii.J : : A terrible bll//.ard Is now raging here , the worst for years. There Is n heavy fall of snow , which is forming In Immense drifts. The signal ofllco marks the wind's velocity at seventy-six miles per hour. The loads arc heavily blockaded and no trains arc running. The storm , from Its severity , will cause much suffering to both man alut beast thioughout this section. A VIOUDtCT l-'Olt The LcHlor Hull Deoldcd in l-'avor of limijainin. Nnw Yoiuc , Feb. 1& Judge Coxe , nt the close of the nigumcnts In the case of Lester ngnlnst Henjaniln F. Butler , which hasbeen on Irial for several days , says : "Bofoio I direct the jury lo find n veidict In favor of the defendant , It will bo necessary lo renew lho facts of lho case and consider lho time when these nets took place. No ono who has listened to lho testlmonv can doubt for n moment that Lester was helping the confeduiacy. . It will be seen that the plalnlllf was n slave owner ; that he was encased In lliomaiiufactuic of arms for lho conlodcr- ncy ; Hint when ho wns arrested ho had in Ills possession n contract to pmeliasc n fast vessel to run lho blockade ; that when Mrs. Lester was searched drafts were found in her possession on peoplu In Canada who weio connected with tlm confederacy ; that Lester had taken several oaths ol allegiance butoro ho crossed the line , nnd that ho was con nected wllh lho Dlockndo runners. All Iheso facls are considered by the mili tary commission , which was n legally constituted body. The defendant wns majoi-gcneral In command ol the de partment ol Virginia , and accoullng to thu mllllary code was bound lo obey the com mands of his supeilors. He received orders from Ilio secretary of war to examine nnd nr- rcst thu plaintllf , and U hu hnd disobeyed thesu oidurs lie would have been punished. The act of May 10 , IVI , exempts the de fendant from ptosccutlon for dam- nges. As the commission wns legally constituted , Us judgments is not to be questioned. I can see no defect In the organi/atlon of our court , and it isentiiely ciear that this deleuilaut cannot bo held responsible tor these acts , and I direct you to hnd a verdict In favor ot the defendant. " The jury biought in a veidict as thu comt directed , and Lester's counsel made a motion for a stay of proceedings lor tlility days , which was gianied. CAl'TUHISI ) IN CANADA. A. Boston Hnil ) . > z/.ter Brought Hack From tlio Dominion. BOSTON ; Mass. , Feb. 18. [ Special Tele giam lo the Bin.J : William P. Spear , clerk for U. 11. Whllo & Co. . left Boston for Montreal on December 2-4 , 1SSG , carrying Sl.fiOO with him. He obtained the money by holding back silver ceitilicatcs obtained In exchange for silver nt lho United Slates sub- Irensuiy. Spear and his family look looms on St. Catherine street , whllher ho was tiaced by nn agent ot Wi''gin & Wood , of this clly. This agent told Spear ho was selling Amer ican cigars smuggled to Canada , and wanted a pnrtner during the carnival week. They ran a booth near the toboggan slide. Then Spear was told that in order to get nny more cignis he must sue the "boss smuggler , " who did not time to enter Canada lor fear of ni- rest. The ex-eletk fell into the trap , and ac companied the detective on a sleigh ride. Ho was taken across lho line to St. Albans , Vt. Spear and tlio agent weio sitttng down lo dinner at a hotel when Detective Wood 011- leied. "Heie is my boss , " said the detective ns Wood entered the loom. "I am glad to see you , Spear , " said Wood. " 1 nm not glad to see you. " said Spear , iccognt/lnc ; him at once , and sinking back much over come Into tha chair liom which he had just lisun. Finding himself linn sately caught , Spe.ir made no resistance , and agreed to come to Boston without the governor's icquibltion. Ho vvns anaigwd before the ninnieipil court yesterday , and pleaded guilty to tiio chatgu of euibv/.leinent. RUJIIIOI ) IN UK ; OKIFT.S. The Canadian I'liolllo Kailrntid ns a AVintnr Home. HNr.vv YOIIK , Feb.1s. . [ Special Telegiam lo lho Bun. ] The Tribune's Montieal special says : The Canadian Pacific lailway has been completely blockaded with snow for the past tluee weeks. It has been Imnossiblo lo obtain exact information in ie'iiid to lho extent , for eveiy ono connected with the management pieseivcs the closest reticence , but so far as can be lealned fiom caielnl In quiry lho blockadu Is practically complete. The road west of Winnipeg has been block aded for twenty-three days and especially In Sclkhk and west of Coluarry. The snow sheds there have failed to ntloid piotcctlon In consequence of heavy land slides which have demolished them In several places. The portion nt the load running tlnoiigli Fr.uer liver valley Is blocked by snow and rosky land slides. For some tlmo Fra/er liver has been tro/en up at the mouth so that vessels could not tench Vancouver Island. To add lo thu dilllciilties the company's sup ply of coal at many points lias been ox- unlisted and thu blockade prevents Ihu slock being leplt'lilslied , and It isiepmted that a huge number ot "dead" cnzlnes have been abandoned in Selkirk range and on both sides ot U. It is believed to bo doubtful If Ihu toad will bj able to run lialns legnlarly much befoio the lirst ot May. It appears that the whole line vvestot Winnipeg , and per haps from that place cast to 1'oit Arthur , on Lake Supoilor , Is blocked wllh snow. An Italian Uprising. WAUK , Mass. , Fob , 18 , The Italian labor- cis employed on the Central Massachusetts railway stiuck yesleiday ngainst alleged III- tiealment by n sub-contractor. Thu nutorl- llcs were pioceedlng to tiiiCbtSalvatorPignn- losn , the leader , when thov weio met by n full to ice of Italian1 ! , headed bv Pignaio a , matching under nn Italian flag , armed with clubs , revolvers nnd guns. Thu olllcers en deavored lo ni rest thu leader , when Ihu Ital ians filed nt them , The ollieers returned thu the , when the Italians scittmed In all Hi ac tions. In the contusion Pignalosa was cap tured and ono ot tlio Italians , named Lavoro , was shot and piobably faudly Injiued. it Is feaied that when thu Italiuis learn ol the shooting ot Lnvoro there will by n peneial utilising tor revenge , Great excitement pru- valls. The CoiiuiStrike | , Nnw YOIIK , Feb. 18 , The stiiko of the coopers In Ibis cltv lias not yet Interfeicd much with lho tiado of millers. Plenty of barrels are In stuck and If moro are needed they can bo obtained irom small cooper shops or from Minneapolis , \\heie millions nro al- wnvsonhand , but It Is not expected this will be necessary. Opposition to Ureely. Dr.TiioiT , Feb. IS.-Charlcs D. Clark , of thlscltj1 , administrator of Lieutenant Klb- llngburj' . Is endeavoring to arouse opposi tion ' .o the confirmation by the senate of Captain A. W. Greely to bo chief ot the slg- nnl service. Thu renson given UGreelj'b leported 111 trealment of Klsllugbury in tha Arctic regions. Jumped Into Jail. PniLAi > ni.i'iuA , Feb. 19. Lavvronco Donovan van , the Brooklyn bridge Jumper , leaped into lho Schuylklll river from the Clipstnut street bridge at 7 o'clock this morn1 Uo was a [ wrested and held hi 5WO ball CARLISLE FOR THE CABINET , The Kentucky Statesman Mentioned For the Treasury Portfolio , WHITE HOUSE IMPROVEMENTS. A Commotion Created fly n Heport on United States Consular Olll- oers In Orcnt Urltalu Nntlonnl N'ovvs. Cnrllsln as M-mnlns's Successor. WASHINGTON , Fell. IS. [ Special Telegi am totho lli.E. ] There nro a lot of flesh reports In circulation to-night about the sccrctaryslilp of the treasury. Again It Is niinounccd and , with reassuraitcf , tlwt Speaker Caillslo lias boon invited to become the successor of Mr. Manning. It la scarcely necessary , hut Mt. Caillslo's friends deny that thuro Isnny- thlng In Iheso reports. Tlioy s.iy , anil It comes of sensible nnaimunl , that though Mr. Cattlslo might bo njsooil man for thu place , tlii'ie would be uo political advantage Rained by his selection , and that If lie Is to bo a help to the administration ho can bo of vastly more sci vice- where hols. It Is argued per contra , however , that Speaker Carlisle sees a lUht coming npoii htm for a lo-olectlon to the position ho occupies In the house oppo sition from the nnti-tarllt democrats and .hat since he Is to succeed Senator Beck , It ivould be a happy thine for him to stop Into lie treasury portfolio and remain till ho can no into the senate. Generally there Is little r no credence given to the announcement hat Mr. C.ulislo will succeed Secretary Manning , A MUCH XKP.DRI ) CHANGE. Another Improvement has been made at hehlto house by which the president and Irs. Cleveland will have moic privacy than ilthcrto In that portion of the mansion illuttcd to tholr use. Colonel Wilson , supei- nlcmUmt of iiidillc buildings and ( 'rounds , ms comploteil a partition In the coirldor on ho second door which cuts elf a largo room between the library ami blue chamber 'ormcily used by Mrs. Sartorls , nee Nellie ! nnt. Under the old ariangcmcnt a long jorihlor slmllai to the ono lacing the public > ailor on the lirst lloor extended Ilio whole ongtli of the whllo house from the glass leers which le.ul Into the cabinet room , and t frequently happened that vlsltui.s to the ibraiy wont nstiay alter leaving the piesl- li'iit This will bo obvlatoil In lutuic by the lew partition , which now IIIMIIOS absolute nlvacv tor Mrs. Cleveland , and besides gives icr n cosy sitting room , at the head ot the irlvato stairway. Handsome plenties line the walls , tall growing plnnti aio tastetully lisposed in every available space , whllo luMiilons divans , inlaid tables and liandsomo lurnttuio ol evciy descrltion ) ) are disposed ot in a most tastolul manner about the apart ment. This tills a long needed want at the \\hlte house , and heicalter theio will be no Intiiibion upon the picsldcnt or Ins family , xor ciii/.L.Ni or Tin : UMHI > si'Arr.s. Tins leconlly published report of Consul General Waller that eighty-two of the 110 United States consular olllcers In Gieat Brit ain aio not clti/ensot America but ot Kng- l.ind , has eiealed a gical deal ot commotion in legislative citcles. Theio has been a great deal ot bolsteious mil ; about a congress onal inquiry Into this state of tilings and there will doubtless be a great deal more ot it be- tore thu evil Is romeiIie < U An old consului oiliceS4 , who was for many vc.us .stationed at onejfa the piiucipal man ufacturing colliers of Jijugland , in speaking of this suojoct to your cotrespondent to-day , said : "The AHUM lean consular list will con tinue to contain the names ot scoies ot Kng- lishiiicn .so long as the tee system is main tained as the b.isis of compensation. The earnings ot tlnce-ijuarteis of the commercial agencies me so small that ai > Ami'ilcan could not nlford to accept the places ami pay his own passage to Ills post. For this le.ison Englishmen aio employed. The .s.vsiem is vicious in the oxliome , because these F.nghsh- men aie always patiiotlc , and any infuima- tion ot valuoto the commercial intciests of elthci counliy is sine to go to Knglish iiiann- l.ictmers rather than to Ameileans. This is not so bad in its effects when Kngland is thu countiy icpmtcd unon. Hut United States cun-.nlu otliceisof English Liiilh and Kng- libh ptcilelictions are loiind in every country on thn globe. Tiiero are suveial in South Ameiica , and they are Invaluable aid * to the commeice of ICnglnnd , because the > always Mipplj the tacts needed to Englishmen rather than to Amei leans. " "What is ihuiuinedj1 "A regular .salaried consular service with salailes big enough to atloid a living to the incumbents ot all the olllces1. England pa > s liei coiisiils enough to Inline each a living , and e\eu China pays gioator compensation to its commeiclal lepiosenUtlvcs than the United States does. " H.ir ION'S ri-ri'iin. Kx-PoslmasliTGoner.il Frank llatton , who has been hero lor several days , left tills even ing lor Chicago , llu savs there is noli nth in the repoit that Walker Blaine is negotiat ing tor Urn puichasoof his newspaper , the Mail , but acknowledges that other parties aio trying to and may purchase it. Should it go out of Ills hands ho may locate In Wash ington and establish a republican nc\vspapcr. JIo intended doing this beloro ho went to Chicago , hut gave up thu Idea on account of being unable to procure the logular piess re- ports. Ho thinks theio is a magnificent field tor a llvn nowMMper lieie , published morning and evening. A sjstem ot specials by means ot a special who to New VOIK can bo secured \\liloh would be ptcferablo to the n-gnlar iire.ss repoils. Mr. llatton is popular In Washington and knows the licld thoioughly. IMSMONS ion MIMASKA.NS : : AND IOWANR. 1'enslons were granted to thu following Ncmaskaiis to-day : Win. J. Miller , Hlalr ; Fiedeilck Allan , Omaha. Pensions giantwl lowans : Einilv C. , mother ot Silas G.mett , Delta ; Mary , widow ot Daniel Wheaton , otlumwa ; Abiaham 0. Fiirnoy. Oscoola : deo. T , Dimtley , I'raiiio City ; t'alvin U. Campbell , Abingdon ; J'orter 1'le.isint , Blimingium ; Atthiit T. Okoy , Coining ; Tliomas II. .Martin , Dronning ; John Miohm , Wankon ; Wm. A. Simons , Coining. Incieasi-s ot pensions : John Smith , Uuiinell ; Miehael it Segillf , Biooki ; Abraham Hose , Kichhnd ; Andruw .1. Shop- heid , Conpock ; Uobcit Kelley , Trenton ; lij.uc V. Hauls , llnulbtirg ; Madeson Able , Watuiloo ; Daniel vVhoaton. decease , ! , Ultiimwa ; Thom.isS. Garliek , Hopkintun. Mii.ii.virt MArii.ns. Lieutenant Stephen L. Hohmedleu SIo- cum , Klglith eavilry , nnd Lieutenant J.euis H , btrother , First Infantry , have in rived at thn Khhett. Aimv Uuves granted : Lieutenant W. W. Forsjtb , .Sixth eav.ihy , one monthexteiision ; First Llo'itenant ' IMwanl S Fallow , Tivtmty- Hist Infantry , twenty davs extension ; Major William S , Tieinaine , surgeon , lour months still fin I her extension til sick lenve ; LIciitcn- mil Colonel dcoigd H , Killot , cotps ot engi- neeis , one \ear sick le.ive. 10 go nbioad ; Lieutenant W. A. Merper , KUhlh Inlantiy , two months extension. Army luiloughsj authmUed : Sergeant Daniel Malonin- , company C , Sixth Intantry , Foil Douglas , Salt Lal.o City , lour months ; First Sergeant James lloldon , company H , Twentj--lourth Infantry. Kort Supply , Indlun territoiy , lour months ; I'llvnto Georgu Fitz gerald , tioop F , Filth cavalry , I'oit Snply | ) , lour montiis ; Pilvnto Amos Buford.company M. Sixleenlh Infantry , San Antonio , Texas , fem inonllis , with permission lo go abroad ; Prlvnto 1'Vdetlck Dlehe , companv A , Nine teenth Intantry , Foil Claik , Texas , loin months lo go abroad. Lieutenant Joseph S. Powell , signal corps , who has been stationed at Omaha on duty In connecllon with the auxiliary signal icports of the Union I'acllie , Is relieved fiom that duly and urdeicd back to thu chtet signal otlicc. The secretary of vvrtr has detailed n hoarl ; nut William Balrd , Sixlh cavalry , as iccoider , to convene next week at Jellerson Bairacks , Mo. , to consider and jeporC on the buaject ol hon > o blioelm ; In the aimy. I'OSTAL CIUKOKS. .lanws N. Ulack was to-day appointed post master at Glendak- , Antelope county , via Frank A , Black , resigned , also the following In Iowa : I ) . 11. Tooker. Merrill , 1'lvnioutli county , vice Lottlsn Dodson , resigned ; ( } . H. Kctsi , Sargeants lUulTs. Woodbury county. vice ,1. A. Tatt , removed. The postofllco at Case , Hamilton comity , Nebraska , was dis continued to-day. The name of the postolllco at Marenco , Hall county , was changed to St. Michael , and A. .1. Nicholas appointed postmaster , \ico K. A , Drake , suspended. . . . ' Thomas Hrvant , president of the First Na tional bank of Schuvler , Neb. . Is here. Mrs. Mcl'hcrson and Mrs. Matidcrson , as sisted by n number of of friends , had numer ous visitors at their reception to-day. A daughter was born to Captain and Mrs. A. W. CJrccly this morning. I'-Olt'f V-XIXTII COXGUISSS. Sennits WASHINOTON , Feb. is. In the senate to- [ lay Mr. Edmunds presented the conference cport on the Utah polygamy bill In the shape f n substitute for both senate and house bills net It was agired to ! ! T to IS. The bill now ; oes to the president. liesolutlons of thuMalno leglslatuie were aid before the senate in legard to trade reta- Ions with Canada. Laid on the table. The ireamblo states that the Dominion govern- uont lias placed such interpretation on ex- sting treaties 4 to abridge greatly the just Ightsatiil pm ileges of Amei lean fishermen n Canadian waters , and that their tieatment ! ias been a direct violation ol the principles tf comity and good nclghhoihood : and the i evolutions tavor the enactment ot such la\\s nnd the adoption of such icguiatlons on the pait of the American govoinmcnt and a stiict enfoicement ofthe same as will place Canadian tishcimon ( within the jurisdiction of the United States ) under the same intcr- illctlons asAmdilcan tishermcn are subjected to In Canadian waters , nnd also that such in creased duty bo levied on lish fioni Canada as practically to exclude Canadian lisheimen 'rom the nd\antnico of thu American market. A bill was repotted ironi the committee nnd placed on thu calendar to convoy to the city of Atuoia , 111. , a small Island In thu Fox Iver within the city limits. The senate then uioceeded to consideration of the river and harbor bill. The bill re ported by the committee on commerce as a substitute lor the bill passed by the house was read and various amendments were nt- fered bv the chairman ot the committee ( Mc Millan ) and vveio adopted. Mr. Edmunds moved to stilko out of sec tion 3 ( which provides lor the acquirement by condemnation of land or material ueccs- saiy in the prosecution of works of Improve ment ) , the piov Iso authorising the secretary ! > f war. when the price asked by the owner jhall bo icasonable , to miiehase the property without tin ther delay. He icgardcd. that as a very extiaordlnary anil dangerous power 'o give to the secietary otvar. . Mr. McMillan said that lie did not tavor .he proviso , nor did he favor the third sec tion atnll. A tier discussion the motion to strike out was defeated yeas , 17 ; nays , H7 ' .nit thii section and pi ovisoveie b th modi- words "or mateiial. " lied by striking out the Without dlbposmg of the bill the senate ad join lied till to-morrow. House. WA.SIIINO i ON. Feb. IS. Mr. Hayiies of New Hampshiie. stated that Tuesday next at o'clock , ho would ask the house to take apptopilate action relative to the death of Senator 1'lke of New Hampshire. On motion of Mr. Townscnd of Illinois the senate amendments to the invalid pen sion bill weie non-concurred In and a con ference ordered. Mr. Tovvnsend , fiom the committee on appropriations , icpotled the hill appropilat- Ini ; frlOGy,104 for the payment ot Mexican in 1 1 other pensions. Committee of the whole. Mr. Weaver of Nebraska called up the vetoed pension bill of Simmons W. Hart. Tlio housu letuscd to jiass the bill ovcrtho \eto-veas , 14S ; nava , OS , not thu nesessaiy two-thirds in the allUmatlvc. Tlie hoti.su then went into committee of the whole for liniher ronsldeiatlon ol the senate amendments to the sundry civil appiopiia- tlon hill. Alter disposing of ISO ot tlie'JiiO amendments , the committee rose nnd the house toolc a recess , the evening session to be for consideration ot pension bills. The house , at its evening session , passed twenty-thieo pension bills and at 10 o'clock adjourned. TIIK POIjYGA.MV Provisions of tlio.Ienniirc AH it Passed Coinrrcsi. WASIIIVOTOX , Feb. 18. The first sit sec tions ol the Utah polygamy bill apply to pio- sccutions for .bigamy , adultery , etc. , and make a vviie orlnisband a competent witness , but not to bo compelled to testily. The bill fin ther applies to the m.uriage ceiemony , disapproves nnd annuls all territorial laws lecogniz'.ng the capacity of illo Itimato child- ion lo Inherit or be entitled to any distribu tive sluue in the estate ot thu tathei ; dlsap- pioves and aiinulb the terrltoilal laws con ferring jurisdiction upon piobato courts ( VN Ith certain exceptions ) ; makes it the duty of the attorney general ot the United States to Institute pioceeclings to escheat to the United States the propcity of corporations obtained or held In violation of section ! t of the act of .July , 1WU , the piocecds of such es cheat to bo applied 10 the u e and benefit of the common schools In the territory ; dlsappioves and annuls all laws of the legis lative assembly creating or continuing the Pcipctual Emigration Fund company , and dissolves that corpoiatlon ; dliects piocced- ings for the disposition ot the property and assets of the Emigiatlng Fund company ( all such pioperty in excess of debts and lawful claims is to escheat to the United States lor the benefit of the common schools in the tciritoiv ) ; dlsappiovcs nnd annuls the acts ot the legislative ) assembly Incoiporating or piovidlng tor the Church ot .lesus Christ of Latter Day Saints , anil dissolves that coipot- ation ; makes it the duty ot the attorney gen- eial of thu United States to Institute legal pioeecdlngs to wind up thn allalrs of the corporation : makes ptovlslons as to the en dowment ot widows , who are to have one- thhd ot the Income ot the estate as their dower ; makes It unlawful for any woman to vote In any election and annuls the acts of the lo.'lslatlvo assembly \\licli permit female miltiago ; leiiniies of Miteian oath or atllmmtlon to support the constitution and ohny the laws , esueeiallj thu anti-poljgamy actol Maieh a. , IbW , and this act ; gives all religious societies , sects and congiegatlons the right to hold , tlnomih tiustccs appointed by the nrobato court , propel tv fin houses olorsliln and paison- iui'S. Thu twenty-seventh and last section annuls all the toiritoiial laws lor the organ- i/ation of militia or for the creation ot the Nauvoo Legion , and gives thu legislative as sembly of Li tali power to pass laws lor organ- I/ing militia subject to the iuiprov.il ot con- gloss. Thugeneial olllcers ot militia are to bo appointed bv the goveinor ot the territoiy with the advice and consent ol the council. A Grottiilmokcr'H lloligion. WASHINGTON , Feb. lb. The National View will print to-moriow a letter from ( leoige ( ) . Jones , chaiinmn of the national greenback labor party of New VorK , with reference to the national labor convention which Ins been called to meet at Cincinnati ontlia2Tthln.it. Mr. Jones cUaipproves of the pioposed convention. He sajs that the national greenback naity will ha\c no olllcial iceognltion at the meeting beyond what may bi dhtalned through Its national committee , which , lor some nnoxplalncd icason , has been called to meet there on the day preccd. Ing the conference , hlncercly believing that nn intelligent rnderstanding of the MI- called greenback priiiciples constitutes dod'is religion on earth for this day and gener ntion. and not being informed that those principle * are to bo made the leading icatnro of the comliii ; oonforence , ho will not attend that gathering. Ho oilers no advice to others , but If Cod spares his Ilio until thu campaign of isfcb ho will meet with those who eomu to gether , however front or small theh numbers may be , as national green backers. The Country Noeda . WASHINGTON , Feb. 18-Tno house com mittee on military atfalra to-day icsuiued consideration of t.he McAdoo bill , which ap 530,000,000 for coast defenses , jilcntonant Oeneral Sheridan was present by Invitation , llo said that he had heretofore refrained from expressing any export onlnlon on the subject of coast ilclense , but In his uovvwhat the country needs at present Is gnus , and VTHMI | thcM ) havobern procured It jvlll bo proper to take up the question of for tifications. Politics. WASHINOTON , Feb. 18. Doforo the Texas Investigating committee to-day (5. W. Hrovvn ( colored ) , county commissioner , was recalled nnd Identified a paper lie tound pinned to his saddle. It vvnsna follows : ( } . W. HrovvnAs lepubllcanlsm Is dead , dead \VrtsliinRton county , j on had better teslgn and leave the county , or jotiwlllbo killed , Thoslgnaluio was a picture of a cocked gun. gun.C. . B. Potter testified that ho received the following paper thioimh the malls : "Dee. 83.C. . 11. I'ottcr : Sir Wo hnvo been waltlnc for some time tor voutonr- lange your business and leavu this county. ThN Is to Inform yon that If you persist In staying many davs longer yon will bo dealt with In a very sovcio manner. ( Signed. | Cmu.NsVCouxrv. \ \ . " the I'oiiBlon Veto. Feb. IS. The president's \eloof the dependent relatives pension bill wns discussed by the house commltteo on valid pensions to-day , but no formal vote on the matter was taken. The sub-commlttco l at woik pieparlng a report recommending the pnssago of the bill over the veto and It is expected that this loport will bo laid before the lull committee to-moiiow , and when a vote Is taken the matter will bo cnllcd up In the house. The I'ostolllcc Appropriation. WASHINGTON , Feb. 18. The house com- illleu on poslolllccs and poslroads lo-day greed lo accept all the amendments to the oslolllco npproprlntlon bill pioposcd hy lho ennte , except that paying a subsidy for the rnnsportntton ol foreign malls , nnd In Ihls Impo it will borepoitcd to tlio house nnd n onfcrcnco requested. 1A Tn ljlt-t ! * > J./V.L r.4 f CLI.vL I f T > fill * . . Hcpro.scutatlvo Kallroad ( Jatlior- Inc Discusses tlio New Imw. Niw YOUK , Feb. 18. Tlio trunK line ox- cullve committee nnd lho Central Tralllc ssociatlon met at Commissioner Fink's of- ice to-day and adopted the following icsolu- ions : Whereas , The executive commltteo of the rnnk line commission nnd of the Central 'ralllc association and other members ot the olnt committee being convened in joint ucetlng for thu constduinlion of the bear- ng ot Iho law legulaling inter-state Ireiirht nd passenger trallic upon clnssllicntlons , nrllf and methods ol tlio joint committee , eiehy adopt the following resolutions : Kesolved , That freight rales and classllica- Ions and passenger tares of the rntlwa.vs omprlsing the loiut commltteo bo nt oncu xnmined nnd bo revised in nil rcs ] > ccts In vhich they aie found not to confoim lo lho aw. Resolved , That n fieight rate committee , height classlncntion committee , nnd n pns- icnger committee be appointed by thu chair- nan to conduct said revisions , and thnt each ) t said committees consider , lormulnle nnd ccommcnd such amendments to the rules and legulntlons ns mnv hu found required lo secure n uniform application of the law to the ubjeclsrefeired to them respectively. Itesolved , Thnt said committee icporl Ihcir recommondallons ns speedily and as fully as iractlcablo to tnc joint commitlce , which ball then be promptly convened to consldur and act upon the same. it was staled also that the question of lasses was considered , nnd that U was de cided to recall them and mnko no discrimina tion except In cases of ministers nnd mis sionaries. The system ot pooling wns nlso incidentally touched noon , but nothing do- inllo was done In the matter , fbe com- niltee will meet nsniu to-morrow. The following roads were represented by mo or mote general otliceis each : I'onn- > ylvnnla , Jtielimoiul & Danville , LnkoS'ioie V ; Michigan Southern , Cleveland , Columbus Cincinnati it Indianapolis , Giand Trunk , New Voik it New England , Nickel Plate , Michigan Central , Boston .t Albany , Balti more Ar Ohio , nnd n niimbei ol otheis. Coin- inissioner Blanchard , ot the Central Trallic issociation , and Commissioner Abbott , of ; ho Southwestern Passenger association , were also present , making altogether an un usually large lepiesoiitaiion ot the railroad uteri-its ( it the country. Several loads had Iroin two to thiee oxccutlvo olliceis iiiescnt. The Tariff Itcvislon. CHICAOO , Feb. 18. Tlie height ngonls of lho Western Tialllc association were busy [ o-day nt their woik of revising laiilfs be tween Chicago nnd Council Bluffs. It ; Is stated that some of the local Iowa rates were cut down and Hint the rates adopted corro pond with those arranged by the olhcials of the Southwestern association. 'lho geneial passenger ngents of thn South western Passenger association lines to-day concluded a four days' session given over lo thu consideration of the inter-state com merce law. Their conclusions , covering twenty-lour printed foolscap pages , will bo submitted to the geneial managers Monday. They recommend lho abolishment of 1,000- mile tickets , theatrical rntes nnd passes , nnd mo uncertain as to whether any special rnlos can bi < made. Vrl-ta King Itrutnllty , CincAno , Fob. 18. [ Special Telegram to thu BII : ; . ] Ono of the most despointo prl/o lights that has taken place In this city for j ears came off nt n point just outside the lim its last night , the principals being George Diiclmrmo , better known as Tommy Chand ler's unknown , and James Dohoggany , who fought n draw with Glover on tlneo different occasions. The light was attended by fifty board of trade operators and was kept pro foundly seeiet. Diicharmo had tlio bust of the light until the fifth round , when' Dohox- gany dellveicd n tenllio il.'ht-hander that btaggeied tils opponent and for a moiiiont it looked as it the light was over. Diicharmo lallied , however , lighting viciously , and soon battcied Dohoggany'n face out ot semblance of humanity. In the tonileenth lonml Do hoggany began to glow ery weak liom the punishment received and thu tight was BO licico and tlio blown sn severe that many of thu spectators weakened nnd were obliged to leave thu loom. From the fourteenth to the twentieth lound Duchnrmu had It all his own way , and In the twentieth knocked Dohog gany out. Both men vveio tenibly battcied , being covcicd witli blood tiom head to loot , tholrJavvo and eyes .swollen ami black and their features generally dlstoited. Cmr.Uio. T'eb. in The Daily News' special tiom Peorla. III. , savs Dan Delaney. of btrritfold , Canada , and Jim Comcis , oi Philadelphia , both light weights , tniight u tame six-round contest this morning. He- laney wassutfeiliu tiom a sprained wrist and was defeated , Anotliei I'eorian and i'bil.idelpliian fought eight bloody rounds , the lattei being defeated , Various ICInilK \\oatlier. . Sr. I'AHI. , Minn. , Feb. 18. Ono of the worst ftorms of the season raged last nUht , and Is not yet over , Tlio BUOW which \ < . now falling was preceded last night by ; i sleet and tain , which this imnnlng fioionii the street ear tiacks , causing travel to be very dilllenlt. Funr to H ! < C Inches ot snow had fallen up to9:30 : and thu wind Is causing bad dulls , Tiahis in all dhectlnns niodu lujcd , the blunt line trains between ( lib city nnd Minneapolis lonuliing two engines tt pull tlneo carotliiouh. Tliomeretny Is U above , 1\\K \ \ Iron WorUn to llcopcii , ST. houis , Fob. IS. The Industrial Ua/ctto has positive Information that nego tiations are now on foot , which will re .ult n ro-btnrting thu Meier iron works , located jub across the river in Illinois , opposite Soutl St. hauls. These works were built by u Ger man syndicate In the seventies at n cost o ! gl5,000COJ , and have bun idle fin se\tra ycais. NnhrnsVa and low.iVentIKr. . For Nebraska tiinl Iowa ; Fair weather followed by local nxlr > 3 or snow ; Wiiimcr. DISCOVERED JUST IN Uusucoessfnl Attempt of n Bos Moincs to Hong Herself iu n Well , RESTORED AFTER FIVE HOURS , The Tiout Murder Case nt City Submitted to the Jury Crest on Grants n Water works Charter. A Young ( Jli-l'fl Uash tlocil. Dr.a MotNi'.B , In. , Feb. IS. [ Special Tela pram to the lH.i.l : Last evening nbout 7rd : Mrs , ,1. T. Clark , of No. Oil Lyon stieet , Knst DCS Mollies , soul her sister Floienco to tha barn on nn errand. The girl was afraid , ns It wns ilnilt , nnd prevailed upon n joungor sis- , ler , Minnie , lo accompany her. Taking n lantern they slarted , cniefnlly picking Ihelr way , and when within n few feel of lho well wuto startled by n groan and faint unirjlliiK sound. Minnie , pale with fright , ran to tell Mrs. Claik , while Fhncnco , with commend able pluck nnd nerve , nppioached the well , slowlyialslng the lantcin. As slid did BO Us lajs disclosed the figure of n cltl hanging downward wllh a rope about her neck , the other end being tied lo lho pump lop. Floionco ran lo her nnd dropped lho lantern , raised the woman n little nnd icmoved the cord fiom the pump cap. Shu then attempted to remove Iho noose , n morn dllllcult tnsk , ns It wns so Hchtly drawn that Iticquiied all her strength to tret her lingers between it and the woman's neck and loosen lho knot. About this time Mr. lleslor nnd olhers arrived nnd thu suu posed suicide , who wns found to bo the sixteen-year-old sister of Mis. Vlsser , who lived next door , wns taken into her sister's house and icstoratlves applied. Shu was un conscious for live hours or more , but llnally revived nnd Is now nil light stive for the dis colored mark about her thioat made by tlio cord sinking deeply into her Itcsh. U appeals that she has been moody , hysterical nnd ner vous for the past mouth nnd on suveral occasions has shown marked symp toms of Insanity. She went to thu well professedly lor a pall of water. Hanging the pall on the pump spout , slid went to thu woodshed and secured the cord wltnthu intention ot Imnging heiself to a tieo standing' In the ynitl. Findinc , how-1 ever , that she- could not icnch thu lowti branch she lied ono end of the cord to thu pump cnp , adjusted the noose carelnlly and throw herselt forwnid. Belli i of heavy build she would prohablv have succeeded In shut- Illugolf tills moital coil in n few minutes hnd U not been for the two gills. No cause Is as signed for the deed. Decided AjraliiHt the Company. , Dis : MOINKS la. , Feb. IS. [ Special Tele gram to the Uii.J : : The jiny in Ihe cnso ot Crime , n resident of Polk City , ngainst the Chicago it Noriliwestcrn railroad , biought tti n verdict for the plnlntilT to-day. An lo tlm facts on which the application for a writ of ; mandamus was asked , this Is the icopenlns of an old cause lo compel Ihu Not th western to chnnge Its roulo between hero nnd Ames so thnt It shall pass directly through Polk City instead of reaching It by a spur two miles long , as nt present. When the Northwestern , n lew ycnrs ngo , nbsorbed the Minneapolis fa DCS Moincs railroad It agreed to change to standard Kitago lho narrow Ritago' road between this city nnjl.Ames. which nt thai time ran directly tinough the village or Polk City. As n special inducement tha place voted it a bonus ot land nnd monry. The road wns widened , but to avoid grades it was run two miles east of Polk Citv , making connecllon only by n spur. Mote or le > a complaint lias since been made n d now Ciane , as an Interested parly , asks for a writ of mandamus to compel the company to change its route to thnt of the old nariovv guage. The jut v finds the facts lorthop'aln- ' till and JiuUu ( liven , ol the distilct couit , will piobably Issue thu wilt in the inoining. ; Polk City is about sevenleen miles noith ol DCS Monies. _ The Bli/.zard at Sioux City. Sioux CITV , Feb. IS. [ Special Telegram to lho Bnn.1 The bli//.aid of yesterday has , again seriously Interfered wllh rnllioad lialllc. Thotiain on the Milwaukee road from Sioux Falls was not sent out to-day , and others wuio gK'atly delayed. The In coming tialns weio all late. Almost all the roads in Dakota nro blockaded nnd have been lor suveiHl days. A dispatch to-day liom Hock Kaplds. In. , Is to Ihe effect tlmtj theio hns been n total blockade thcioslueu Ihe bth lust. , and no mall has been lecelved since that date. The Chicago , St. Paul , Min neapolis it Omaha ralhoad nio lighting Ihelr way through lho best they can , hut hnvo ex- lerienced moie delays this winter than ever befotc. Crosion to Ilnvi * Waterworks. Cnr.vro.v , la , , Feb. IS , ( Special Telegram to the Bii.1 : : The council passed n resolu tion last night granting n charter of twenty- five years to James Gamble , of Now iorlr , lor waterwoiks. It takes fifty hydrants for lire puiposes. Tim work Is to hcrln in ninety days nnd to be completed by January next. In tlio IlnndB ol' tlio tlury. Sioux CITY , la. , Feb. 18.-SpecIal [ Tele gram to the Bii.l : : The arguments In the Irout murder case wore concluded to-day , nnd niter n lengthy chnrgo the case wasglven to the jury between Hand o'clock this niter- noon. It is haul to picdlct what thu piobablo veidict will be. A laigo number seem to think it will bo but n Ion ; , ' sentence. Thd prosecution iiindo n strong presentation of tholr case , hut the Insanity doilgo Is hard to ovei throw. An Ac01' ' Coujiln Anpliy\luled. Cii'.vii.ANi : ) , Feb. 18. A special from Wooster , O , , hays John Batr-'hrnan , tiged eighty-seven , nnd wife , eighty-live , n wealthy couple living In Dalton , this county , met a horrible fate early this inoining , The house was discovered lo bo on lho nt 1 o'clock by neighbors , who btnst open the doors ami found thu nged co.iplu in an asphyxiated , Mate. 'J be old man was diagged out dead. but his wife was bllll living , though It Is mihl she cannot lecover. Hon. John Banghman , of Wooslerayno \ county , the repiusenta- tlvu of Wnyno county In the letriHlatnie , IP tha only son of thu aged eouplo Tim liru Is Kiip- peed to have been caused by the explosion of n lamp. lilt ; JJla/eN On Hlaluii Island. Niw : Vonit , , Feb. 18. During n boveio lain , thundm nnd lightning Morni this even * ing one of the bolts about 0 o'clock struck a largo foui-htorv building on tlm American rotten docks.it TomiiUinsvllle , Staten Island , setting I'ne to n nunihet ot cotton hales on the Ilirit floor. Thu entno lire ( lo ] > aitiiieiit re- hponded with n number of tugs nnd ( no boats ol this city , and reached tlm fcccno of the Ilio at n onaiter past 7 The liiu dejiailnutit was iinnnlo to get thu flames , which now enveloped the vvholu building , under coniiol , and tinned Its at tention lo piotectlng other bulIdlngH. Their efloith In this dheetlon were finltlesH , nnd two ndjiilnlng waiehoui-cs were Ui'stniyeti. The huiidlngs eimtiined nlxnit lJkiil ( ( hales of lotion. 'Iholois Is estimated tit lully insuied. Out Their HIOVRH , Mii.WAtiiti K , Feb. 18 , 'IhoChlca 50 , Mil- waiikco it St. I'.aul ralhoad company hits equipped two passenger iralns between Chl- ca' q and Milwaukee with an apparatin for heating by steam liom locomotive * . The ox- peiimcnt has so far proved bitccossfn ) , but It has not jot ) iad the teM of seveie weather. The compipy IB also building nn iron 'icatlng car to fny n UojJei for gotierutinc ileam tor heatln' . ' tbo tiuin , and to ruu orit lo the engine.