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SIXTEENTH YEAE. OMAHA. MONDAY MDRNING , .FEBRUARY 28 , 1SS7. NUMBER 2
IN THE WAKE OF THE QUAKE
A Trip Through the Shaken Country Slows
Death and Destruction.
SAD SCENES OF DESOLATION
Ttio BtirvlvorB Utterly Destitute and
In Need or Immediate AsHlstnnce
Iho Soolntlst Demonstration
nt St. I'ftul's In London.
A. Desolate Trip.
tCc > M/r/il ( ( ) Ih87 l\l \ Jitmcs ( Vontou HcmitH.1
SAVONA , Piedmont , ( near ( icnoi ) , Feb.
27. | Ncw York Herald Cnlilc Special to tlio
Uin.J : I hn\Qjust arrived hero. Since the
liotol tumbled about mo during tlio first
earthquake shocks at Mcnlone 1 have trav
eled between Monte Carlo anil Alassio ,
stopping at various places on the \vny. lie-
foio reaching Vcntlmlslia 1 lelt a sharp
shock and the railway cairinirei maed In a
dlsu'rccablo manner. Tlio Ventlmlglla
station gla s roof is entire and there has been
but sllu'ht damnge In the town. At Uatdi-
Khern the ( Jrand hotel Is bully damaged
but has been evacuated by the
guests , who nre eating and sleeping In the
garden. Tliua other hoteU were slightly In
jured. Thovlllagoof Blschaffehelm Is un-
liurt , but the celebrated M. I'.isteur lied to
I'aris In n very shoit time. "Those French
scientific men are not BO courageous \\lth the
caith as with dogs , " remarked a ( Icrman
lady I passed to me. The further dania.es
coiiflst ot t\vo killed by falllntr
walls. Aspedalello Is intact. San
Homo Is very slljlitly damaged , but the
foreigners there were well frightened. One
Kngllshman was seen In his night dicss ,
wearing a till hat.ind having an umbrella.
A lad ) said tint her gardner rushed out In
A si AH : OK XATi'iii :
and was seen under a Ilif tree , which was
vcr ) par.ulise-llko and appioprlate , s'.ie
Itcjnnd San Itemo the serious region of
the eailhquako began. Tliu worst place was
Dlano Marino on account of flaws In the
strata , for the eaithquako certainly
did not have Us center there. Tlio
small , detached Mouses , especially those
that are Isolated , are ruined. All the large
buildings affected are those near or on the
atieot coiners and thib Is owing to the bid
masonry woik of model n time's. Cellsco
was shaken , bottles were broken nnd casks
became leaky and n low wall had fallen
down. I'tom Vado to Taggla , neat San
Kemo , a distance of fifty miles neaily every
town and village on the coast wns wholly 01
pirtlally riiln d , and so wore many In the
valleys. Nearly the whole population Is
sleeping In the open air and It Is estimated
that theto were
OK V motS VM ) HI.ATHS.
lUcntoiiu Is the only tow u outside of tlds re
gion which sullercd much. At Hajirdo the
church fell dm Ing early mass burning l. > u
people , and nearly all the houses have fallen ,
liussatia Is completely destroyed. At Dlano
Castello n few lives wcro lost , hut nearly
over ) house Ib mined. At Dlano Marino the
ICPIIO is tearful , The victims mo estimated
at MX ) . 1 visited Itjcstcu'ny. The soldiers had
< lug out eighty bodies , some of jotiue
chlldien who wcro still living niter three
d.is' Imprisonment , Slgnor Ucnala , the
minister of public works , had been theie and
had orgnnl/ed relief mcasuies. Trains loaded
with hiead , blankets and planshavc ! nrrivcd
now from Genoa , which contributes liberally
to the aid ot the sufferers. Meanwhile the
shocks continue. Although they are slight
they aftcct the morales of the population. ' 1 ho
old town of Cervo , on a sleep hill ,
with Its flno chinch built by the corul Iisheis ,
who never rctmned from their last expedi
tion , and with whom died the secret of the
rich corul bank at Andorra , Is llttlo dam
aged. At Lalmella , an old town ruined by
n bombardment ot the English llt'.ct during
the 1'iench war , thu old ruins of
that date are standing tlio same as
ever. Apparently nothing Is damaged.
At Alassio the tall Campanile was leaning
slightly but was llttlu damaged. No soonci ,
however , had lairived nt the station , than
from the hang-dog faces it was cIdent tome
mo that bomuthlng had occurred. The people
ple said all was Ilnishcd nnd that
i HE K.vi ) OK mi : vv oir.i : >
lindcome. Alassio was being destroyed. I
told them It was much woiso elsewhcio and
cited the case of Onc lla , Dlano
Marino , Bojardo | uul Mentone.
1 walked thiough the town the
next morning and found only three persons
killed , Al.ibslo , however , Is In n shocking
state. Nearly all the houses along the bea
line for two kilometres must be destroyed.
Tlios'o houses which were appiiently safe
were merely held tip b ) the others and miibt
come down. Assistance Is everywhere
ingontty icqulred. The money nt the
disposition of the commune Is absolutely
nil. They nro wnltlnc foraldfiom the gov
ernment toclui tliem shelter and food dur
ing the lopalrs. Commercial houses former ! )
consldcied rich lire unable to coiitiibuto
because the ) are obliged to rebuild theli own
houses 'Iho panic contlnue-t ovorywhoie ,
Wll.l ) IlliroiCTS
nro II ) Ing about predictions of fresh shockc.
At 11 o'clock on Saturday at Turin , while
ciowdH were waiting at the htation expecting
the king tojiass through , a slmtteieu house
near by fell with an awful crash , canning
gient alarm , IJetween Loano nnd Flnalmn-
ilnatho railway Is much damaged. The
bildgrs uro gone and the trains pass over
temporal- wooden ones.
A Horrible i/oiirney.
[ r ij > i/i ttiltt 1SS7111 Jamtit Gunlun Jiennelt , ]
Jlovm ( vliHttMo ) , Feb. 27. [ New Yoik
Jlei.ild Cable-Special to the UKI : . ] How-
great the havoi ) caused bv thu earthquake
along tlio Jti\Iurvl'ouento was has been
duberlbed to mu In u graphic manner to-day
by n gentleman who wns stopping at Nice
when the catastrophe happened , nndwl.o
reached here on Satin day ,
1 have , ho bald , n vivid recollection of the
way In which the panlo stilt-ken men nnd
the screaming women beluved after the
tirst shock , le ! > oud nil. 1 lecall the terroi
of nllusslan who was stopping at my hotel.
Ho dashed out of tils bedroom
almost naked , BhrUking , "I call heaven to
wltni'bs 1 am not an atheist. " Our train
btartcd on 1'iidny mouilng. Wo diaggud
along slowly through the lock cuttings and
tunnels to Ventimluliu , wlieio an excited
and gesticulating crowd had collected nt the
htation. There w fro only half u dozui p.ib
frengeis on the train , Including Deputy Mas-
telo , one or two local anthoi ities , nud ni )
> elf. Horfdlghero seemed untouched. At
San llemo thechurcli towci had fallen. At
Jinsbauo we found the village had literally
EHAhKN TO 1'IUCES.
Tne whole population surrounded us and
clamored loudly for troops , On and on wo
( lowly wended our way through endless tun
nels. To while away the time 1 dipped into
my guide book. A very creepy feeling came
over me as 1 read : "Jleie the tourUt will
notlc rocVg of volcanic formation , " Per
haps It was fancy , but I seemed to hear
rumblings and inoans as we ciept through
those , tunnels.
At Oucglla another 'excited crowd bad
gathered and waved handkerchiefs at ns as
ivo passed. A little further on the potter
lavvled out : "Dlano Marino , si cine mln-
ttcs. " I got out. The cingmlnnle * length
ened themselves Into four hours. At Dlano
ct MitttATt vn POI VT OK uonnon
s reached.'o \ were in the very center of
the dtstiirbincc. Tlio ravngos had been
dreadful. The station was completely
wrecked and all the railway business was
bclngCduno under tarpaulins. AVu found
two brothers there , n priest and n
doctor who wtio both v\caring rail
way porteis1 caps and working llKo
beavers to rescue people. General Dlsonna ? ,
one of the king's aides-de-camp , stood near
by cr ) ing like a child. The soldier let us out
of the station. Wo were Instantly surrounded
by half-starved women Imploring charity.
'Iho priest joined us and wo made for the
"Here , " nald the priest , "on the nlcht of
mardt-cr.is , the peasints wcie danclni ; under
the shade. At midnight 1 exhorted them to
go home. Thev only laughed and continued
to dance. At daw n tl.e earthquake came , and
In an Instant lifty v\eio swallowed up "
"Hut some may be still alive , padroV'sald ' 1.
"Oli , jo' . Come with me. "
V 'o walked toward a croup of soldiers and
weeping women gatherid lound a deou hole ,
which was being stilt dug out. White wo
blood there 1 could hear dull , smothered sobs
and slulll ) ellstbe groans and ciles of the
poor wietchcs who lay buried beneath us.
A.I last the train stirtcd. Italn was falling
and the heavv seas loated as wo pissed Sa-
vona. 1 was glad cnoueh to reach ( .lenoa ,
wl'ero 1 managed to sleep. Hut the horrors
of that jouincy still haunt me.
Some Mora Cnnunltles.
Kovir , IVb. i7. ! Heartrending details ot
the dlsistei caused by the oaitliquako con
tinue to arrive. At Diaiio Miri no to-day a
rhlld twelve > cars old and her father were
extricated from the debris when the litter
cxplied upon the spot. Sliuht oscillations
wre lelt to-day nt Aluenga and Porto Ataur-
7lo. Uellet committees aio beinir organl/ed
throughout the countr ) , bul It Is Impossible
to supply the niimeious wants ,
Could Not roretoll the Knrtliiiiirxlcc.
[ ( Vi// | ) ) / /l//i / / ( 1SS7 I > u Jdiiics Gtiultn licnnrtt. ]
HOMK , Feb. 'JT. | Vow Voik llciald
Cable Special to the liiii : . I In reply to my
telegraphic Inquiiv whether ho had foreseen
the Klrleiu e.irlluiiuke nndhcthci fresh
disturbances wcro likely to follow anyvvhcic.
1'rof. 1'almleii , witti cieat couitesj , has bent
the following telegraphic answer irom the
oscervatorio Vesuviano , which I copy
vei ball m :
Kgieglo Slgnorc There has been no shocli
here. 1 he seismograph of the Vesuviiib ob
servatory was lather more animated on the
Ulbtand'JJd Inst. , but Vesuvius having been
In n state of moderate otuptivo activitj lor ; i
loni ; time ii't , it was not possible to in.iko
any predictions. Jlut some dn > s beloro the
caithquako bllglit distni bailees of the
boil were noticed In the neighborhood
of .Mount Ctnn. The caithiiuako of the 23d
appcaib to hi\u stilted irom the maritime
Alps , developing , as on foimer occasions ,
most activity on the i igurian coast , making
Itself toll atXIce , Cannes and oilier points
( it France , and even in Oieeco theio appear
to have been bhoeks. Some were felt on the
following d.is. At times , when Arosuvius Is
quiet , the obsenntory seismograph gives
warnlngbof jiossiblo commotions , but when
the volcano is nctlvo It Is dilllcult to buy
whether the movements of the seismograph
foietell thiealencd eruptions or are a prelude
to dl&tant shocks. Devotlbbimo ,
The IjnrtlKiuako I'l-cillotion.
[ ropijitoM / & > 7&// ] < ii7ic GUI i/o / Hcmictt. ]
VII NA , Fob. 27. [ New Voik Herald Cable
Special to the Ui.n.j The prediction [ by
Dr. Jalb ? , the mcteoiolot'lst , vsho foietold the
recent enithtiiuke , has been Issued. The
foiecnst isas follows : "There will be con
siderable atmospheric dlsttub.iiices , heavy
gales and rains , possibly accompmied by
shocks of eaitluniakes on tvvent-sevendajs
of the present year. March 2\ ! and ! i3 ; April
7 and i > ; May 5 , 0 nnd 7 ; Jnuo Si. , . 5 , ai and
SS ; Jul ) 0 , y-1 and 35 ; August : i , l ( ) and 20 ;
Seidembei 17 nnd 18 ; Octobei 10 ; Xovember
0. 11 and 15 , and December 12 , lo and 11. "
sooJAiasrs Ttmx OUT.
A. Grcnt GnllioriiiL' At Sr. Pnul's
\rnp\irtijlit \ \ IKKH I'll Jtttnc * GuidonJrmdt ; , |
LONDOV , Feb. ST. fXovv York Jlerald
Cable-Special to the Uii'-Old : | St.
raid's has In Us day seen many a seliro ,
crownln. % us It docs , Ludgate hill , nnd o\ei-
looklim the gilm walls of Xewcatc.
It loomed over the riots In the times of
Ciouton , and of the chiutltt ugitators. Kx-
coptlng that the uniformed mlllt.uy wcro
nbient this nftornoon , the cathedial
nud Its surioundiiig luenues weie in
n Mnto of solge similar to what
they had experienced in these davs
of the past. Mounted policemen In blue ,
with cloaks that tiallcd behind them on the
saddle , and with trundieons at their sides ,
sat almost motionless on thcli hoises in
troops of n dozen nt the four big enhances of
the cathedral ns sentinels. ConMablca afoot
paced around the massive building also with
( luncheons at their bides , foi the ) are never
allowed to hold 01 draw these except
In emergencies , Scoies of similar
bcntlnels wuie Inside the cathedial standing
silently by the Corinthian pottlco and be
hind the pillars or leaning against such
statues ns these ol Howard , the philantliio-
plbt , blr John Mooio , Hishop lleber , Dr.
Samuel Johnson , the hlbtorlin , 11 illam , and
of the three Xnplei& . Five liundicd more
constables were bivouacked In the crjpt.
Were they guarding the giavo > and tombs of
Sir Christopher U'len , the nichitcct of the
building , XeboiiVelllngton \ , and of the
punters , Oilo | lienolds , West , Turnei and
LandseerV Oh , no. They worojruanilug the
chinch ngaiiibt these voters of the state who
call thciiitelvi's soclnliits.
The regular convn' j tlon nnd the c'uneo '
worbhipiKirs , with 8Lnej.il hundred ladies ,
were In their seats. The lord ma > or and the
common couucllmcn weio in their civic
chads , but behind them , looked reproachfully
down upon by the mnrblo group of St. Paul
preaching to the Hereans , was a bnz/ing
croud of,000 toughs , who acted as If they
wein In the pit of a biiire ) sldu theater. .
1 rttinned outside. Iho streets were
janieit on nil sides.
" .How many people , " I asked a policeman ,
"do ) on estlmato aru aroundV"
Ho civilly nvered \ : "At least 5,000. "
Theie was a irreat noise of talking In the
multitude , but no uproar , Soon 1 heard the
eon nils of binss bands from the Black Friar's
railroad and tbe Humes embankment. At
the same moment the .small bells of St. Paul's
began ( u ting. Now the socialistic
uiocesslon , formed as per the programme
cabled jebterday , were to bo seen turning
around the monuments , where the old gate of
Kine Luil stood , at the bottom of Fleet street ,
and mounting the hll ! . Then the ouUlde
populacB cheered , it was plain to see that
tlie popular sjmpiithy as there represented
was with the socialists. The brass band *
lilajedthe "ilftrseillal se , " the bells pealed
out and the East Knd workingmau
shouted tumultuous cries as jf he weiu chal-
leii lDt'tlie W st Eqd capmiists. Ai tbe pro
marched up toward and under the
shadows of St. Paul's
, under unwonted sun
shine , the spectators divided the pathway
with arrles waving their hats nnd nrrlctts ,
their handkerchiefs while the banner car
riers vvnvcd their Inscriptions ,
3Iany of these Inscriptions were certainly
inlhmiuatory , as , for Instance ,
Uy heavens , our rights nre worth fighting
for. Woseek not icvenge , but justice. Wo
will have work or bretd. 1 was ( hungered ,
nnd jo gave mo no moat ; naked , nnd jo
clothed mo not. "
"Not to be n Mave Is to dare and die. Work
for nil overwoik for none l\ed my
The crowd of unemployed , as they entered
the church , madn a picture which 1'rlth
should paint. The majority were jouthsof
about twenty , nil with pinched features and
In coirse It not racged clothes. The otllccrs
vvcio marked by led bands on thelrnrms and
rnl rosettes on their coat ? . All mounted the
cathedral steps laughing , joking nnd jeering
nt the police , but when within the sacred
portico tuoy became still.
When , finally , an Hast Knd contingent had
mirchcd 01 shuttled in , I mot llyndmau on
the steps who said :
"It Is our intention that everything to day
shall pass off peacefully unless wo are pro
voked by the police. "
COI'I.DN'T OUT ix.
Hithei hto tlioChclsei contingent airlvnd ,
also pla ) Ing the "Marseillaise , " but tlio ca
thedral was full and tlio now comers only
went to swell tlio ctowd outside , which
was now a roaring mass of humanity ,
vvant'ng ' n vciy little incident to
tuin the scene Into n riot with
loss of property If not of life. When tlio
gieat organ began to play the doois were
shut and , as one grajbearded city policeman
iciiuukcd to me , "Never have 1 beheld n
eiowd as this In the city of London nnd 1 am
an old policeman. "
The service was only once really inter
rupted when a icmark was made by the arch
deacon of London that there must ever be rich
nud poor. It vvasgicctcd vvitli a tew groans
To allay the Impatience of those who weio
shut out three ininoi canons nnd n number
of choirbojs came out on the top of thegrand
.stu > s nnd beirnn an impromptu service , but
soon John Hums set un singing loudly a
laboi sone to the tune ot "Daio to be n Dan
iel. " Then the minor ennons an.l the choir
bojs ictiied. evidently disgusted. Sevcial
who hna been ci eating n dlbluib.iiicc by talkIng -
Ing inside were brought out b ) tlio police.
Kacu onewas prob\bl ) thought bj the crowd
to he a limits i. for thov were loudly cheered.
TIII ; lir.c.ri.Aii snnvici :
was piocecdlng amid strange silence , consld-
cilng the unusual multiludewltliln the walls
which was estimated nt 7,000. liven the
roughs weie quiet , except ono who offended
for a moment by comiiu within tlio Illack-
stoue dehnltloii oi a "church hi aw lei , " and
ho was collated out. 1'eilnps thu auditors
who were strange to tlio place felt , without
kiiowme an ) thing about Leigh Hunt , thu
latter's impression when ho once found him
self alone in tlio cntuudi\l : "Its interior
awed me. It seemed like a magnificent
moi tuaiy vault over mv blnglo bodv. "
err i-u .VSANTIT.
After the bCivici1 , and while the people
wcic pouting ; out , 1 , uain met lljndman.
who said :
"J ver > thing has passed off ns I wanted. ]
am very much pleased with the belmtorof
the crow db nnil hope our meeting latei on
tlio cmbiiikmont , besides thobo we nro going
to hold In the noi Hi , south , cast and west ,
will pass off as well. At some of these 1
spcik ni ) belt. "
A 1.1 rn.r. iNTr.iirnisnxcF.
Just nt this point of our coiiveib.ition a led
ilbboned private rushed up anil , in military
fashion , touched lilb hat to Hoiutman and
said excitedly :
"Dm ns and liateman , who headed the do-
tnchnient to thu embankment , have been
inlerfeied with by the police , who clrevr
nciosb the bottom of hudgatc hill and
lefiibed to allow them to pass. There has
been a fico light. Hums has nn 0)0
ilvndman nt once held counsel with the
stall olllcers around him and concluded lo let
the matter test until bo knew fuller nuticu-
lars. It later tinned out to have been ex-
aggciated , so the false alaiindld not have the
effect it was evidently meant to hive.
Ueliind ono of the great pillars 1 saw Ben
nett iiuiluigli , the Daily Telegraph wai coi-
isjondent ! ) nnd once nn Ameilcan icpoifcr.
llo remarked to me : "I never MW such an
oiilery ! , good-nitured crovvd. Only In Lou-
don could such crowds of riffraff meet nnd
dlsiierse without a severe ilot 01 disturb
ance , "
_ _ _ _ _
ANCIENT 1JUT INTHUnSTING.
Hftle ol' nn Old Ijllirary An Old Ijan-
ICnjijii Itjlit 1KS7 liy Jamei ( Jonlm Itcnnttt. ' ]
I.O.VDOV , Feb. 27. [ Now Vork llenild
Cable Sueclal to the Hi.n. | Loudon'.s great
literaly beiisatlou this w eek beginning to-mor-
iowMoidiiwlllbethobaleofalnrgopoitlon ( ) )
of the libiai ) of tlio Into Haion do Suilllere ,
mainly consihtlng or .specimuns of fifteenth
ccntuty manuscript on vellum , Illuminated
Trench llteratmo nnd eaily lominccs on
chlvally , withraioently copies of pilntlng.
The lots number 1147 nnd Include one com
plete set ot the "Amldls do Haul" romances ,
believed to bo the only ono In existence.
Tlieio Is also ono of tl.o three "t'lroutla
Hlanch , " dated Vnlencla , HiX ) , ono of which
ib in lliounlvomltv library of that city , the.
remaining copy being in the British museum.
Them Is also in thu library n copy of the lirst
edition of "Jon ( Juixote. " The lirst piivato
nnd pros vlovv took place jObterday and nu
Immensu nuiiiDur attended , An eminent
bibliophile sild to me : "There Is scarce' ' ) ' n
romance of the lifteentli and sixteenth cen
tury which cannot bo seen here. " In the
most high ! f pripd editions of mnnusciipts
thu most remarkable U n "Cradualoet Sacra-
mantlum , " of the Twelfth centmy , written
mostly in sllvor loiters , which are as bright
ns ever after 700 years. This was written
about 11-M > at the nbboj of Ottoubevven , in
Sivobla. It was one of the prizes In n great
sale at the hotel Drout ten ) cars back , when
the baron paid about $1,003 foi It
In the collection ot ! Spanish books and
llomanlons the whole bibliography of that
biunch of ancient literature seonib to be ex-
hau.stecl. The late Haion do Sellllcre , ns few
are avvnro of , was ono of the most distin
guished connoisseurs among Iho bibliophiles
ot Fiance , llo possessed ample meins with
the requisite irood taste and knowledge. Ho
was an expert on Intricate points as to
editions , lepruits nud spmloiis Imitations of
rare editions. Ha was fastidious as to the
condition of his books. The binding show
beautiful specimens of work of the old
master * from the libraries of Urober , Dlone ,
Uiil'olctlers and Caulinal da Hourbou.
There nre equally flue works of the modern
school , such ns Deromas , Padeloup * , and In
French art Tranz , Hauzouuet , Neldree , Cope
and JJurutho. The baron had also bought
the great Salamanca library , as well ns the
pick of the Alessandrlna library. Prior to
ISQj he kept IiU treasures in the chateau
Wello , near Paris.
1 confess to a Lit of rnvercuco when look-
luff at an Aretinuo , which was prluteJ
twenty-two j ears before Columbus dlbcov ered
America , nnd which vvat the very first book
printed at Follgno by Nunielstor , who had
been the companion and assistant of Gutten-
burg. Hut It would consume many paces to
fully describe tlio rcmarkablo collection ,
nearly all dating anterior to Shakespeare's
time , and of the wealth ot the binding.
U. K. Steven ? , J. O. WrUlit and Ljster
Mien have received largo orders from the
United States but naturally the names of the
customers nnd the bidders they would not
give. The siles will occupy the entlro week.
iiiicovintKn A tAjfouAnn.
Mr James ( Jnl tcr , clnlniiin of tlio execu
tive committee of the Palestine exploration ,
who was present nt the lirst rev lew of tlio
llbinry ) csterdiv , received n letter from
Captain Claude Cornier , of the real ) engi
neers announcing his discovery of the
language In which wcio written the mysteri
ous lllttitn inscriptions lirst found by
Hurehnrd In IM ) * , and ro-illscovercd In IbW.
Mr. Oaister said :
"Captain Cornier nt present gives only a
portion of the results of his dlscoveiv. Ho
1ms however , i 'ad tlio whole liiscilpllons
and all the gems and seals boirlng lllttite
legends lie has placed In thu binds ot Sir
Charles Wnrren documents showing how lie
arrived at the discovery and lie has In pics-
orvntlon a memoir which will bo published ,
together wltn complete icadlnes by the Pal-
cstino oxploiation fund wltliout
deliy. In nntlclpition I only sny
that tlio questions raised nnd the
points tllustiated promise to be equal in In-
tciest to those of the Knnelform Inscription
on hleroglphics. One point only 1 will men
tlon , and It is that It throw s grunt light on tlio
oirly chapters of the book of Genesis and c\-
plilns certain names In ancient lilstory
which It has hitherto been impossible to ex
plain. Fiom what Captain Condpi told me ,
1 think we may hope that ho will produce
Ids memoir befoiu the end of next month.
Meantime , there nro icisons why the lan
guage In which the Inscriptions aru written ,
and the manner In which the discovery was
arrived at , should bo kept bick until the
memoir Is completed nnd the whole story
told nt length. Captain Condor himself
writes : 'The decipherment of curious hieio-
glvnhlcs found in Hamatti , Aleppo , Carche-
misli , nnd throughout -Asia Minor 1ms for
many ve.iis been consldeied ono of tlio most
Interesting questions In Oriental archaeol-
oiry. .Man ) attempts have been made tore id
them , but the language of the texts remained
unkno.vn. . It has been my good foi tune
within the present month to discover
what that l.ingmige is. Not only the
woids , but tlio grauimer as well ,
It can be demonstrated belong to a well
known tongue. Jn fact the discovery oiao
made seems so simple nnd obv Ions that 1 cm
only vvondei that it was not meviously oo-
scrved. The moiu Important and ceitainly
decipherable of the Inscriptions me Invoca
tions to the gods of hea'ven , the ocean and
thceaith exactly the deities included In n
set which we know , from Kvptl.in and
Cunelfoim tablets , to have been adored by
tribes in Asia Minor. '
"The discovery submits a few of these
texts. Tlio following is a specimen. It was
addressed to the sun :
" 'M.iv the holy tone , mighty and powci fill ,
hear the upiibing jinyor . I call upon the
mobt lilu'h , shine lord , gteatjsplnt. Ho gives
me the tain of heaven. ' - * > ! -
"A second player is mWressid to the pod
ot tiio vvatei , the sky , tliE\ocean \ :
" 'J pray to in ) godot the water , the stately
lord of vvatei , tlio god of hciven. 1 make an
insciiption in his honor. I extol him. i
cause a greit libation to bo made as an ol-
fenni ; . I mike an offering to the most holy ,
the king of the water. '
"it would seem if wo have licie the prayers
ot the Hittites , Jllvites , Jcbiuitcs , etc , , who
suiroundcd the Isiaelites , that new Intciest
will beghen to the second nnd third com
mandments mid to the bibllc.il piohlbliions
against worshiping tlio water , the caitli , the
sky nnd tlio like. "
A Conference nn Bulgarian AfTalts.
lCnpurf/7i | / ( 1S17 liyJamt * Gunion llcnnctt. ]
Sr. i'KiKitsiirno , Teb. 27. [ New Vork
Herald Cable bpecinl lo the Hir.1 : Thcio
was yesterday a long interview between the
Turkish ambassidor and M. Do ( Jlers on
Hulg ulnn nutters and the general European
situation. M. De Giors is stated to have ex-
piessed the opinion that the disturbed Kuio-
pean oqullibium would soon be re-estab
llslicd and piotnbly no war would ensue for
some time to come. As rcgnrds Hulgnilan
affnlrb thev would not dlsturi ) the peace bu-
causc the European powers must finally
admit ttic legitimate demands of Kussla in
Hul iiia. deferring to Hie Turkish milltaiy
prepirutions , M. Do ( Jiers declared tlicio
was no mciincn on nuv side of Tin key , but
Hint the extraordinary outlay it incurred was
out of proportion to the hnancial condition
of that countiy.
A ll\K \ Itoniui7il.
Niw : YOIIK , I'eb. 2T. ISpecinl Telegram
to the Hi'n.J Kx-.Mayor Uiaco vwib asked
for pnitlculars of the big bonan/a , which the
sjndlratoot which ho is a lending cpliit Is
reported to have obtained In Porn. Mi.
( iraco gave the facts of the matter ns follows :
Ills brnthri , M. P. CJrace , who is nlbo his
partner , ns nttoincy of the bondholder of
Knglnnd to whom Peru contracted a debt
between IbC.1) nnd tb71 , timountlng with in
terest to 8200.000,000 , went to Peiu last An-
trust for the pin pose of cancelling the debt ol
Pent in exchange for tlio laihonds of thnt
country , whlcii nro tluiinopi'ity of the cov-
oinimmr The condition ovucteil by 1'eiu
was that the Knglisli Hyjujjcato should siiend
6:10000,000 : in completing tlio railway syhtoin
ot Peru. To this the London people tigieed ,
The concession mane to tlio syndicate
consists of all the railroad sstems of Peru ,
tree iiom debt aim all inci.mbranceH , hugo
public ) lands situated In a tempnrate climate ,
nnd also large piivilcgi's tor the mining of
coil which has been found abundant nnd
easj of access , and the Income of ono of the
principal customhouses ot Peru us the means
of securing imprest On the expenditure of
Sio.OOO.OOO to bo used In completing the rail
road t. ) btcms until Mich time ns the roads pay
(1 ( per cent Interest nud 3 nci cent per month
icall/atlon. In addition there Is nconecbsion
ot sllvor mines which are tobovvoiked by
Amcilcnn labor , furnished by American cap
ital. These mines , which are In the Andes ,
mo said to be worth untold millions.
Mine Troubles Ended.
CHICAGO , Feb. 37. A bpeclal to the Intcr-
Ocran from Peorla , III. , says : The 2,000 coa
miners along the lines of the Pcorla & IVkln
Union , Toledo , Ptorla& Warsaw , and Con-
tial Iowa railroads , who have been out on a
HtiiKtt for several weeks , and whoso families
have been In great distress trom povortv ,
have rcAchea a settlement with their employ
ers. The miners are to fonnco-opeintlvo
associations. The mines will be worked by
them , the minnownersgetting ft cent per
bushel as rental.
Han Into a Rrfdge.
NKKDI.EH. Cal. , Feb. 27. The cast-bouna
Atlantic & Pacllic passenger train ran into a
bridge west ot this place. Tim engine , bag-
page , mall and express cars vvcro burned , E.
L. dilbert , braketnan , was. burned to death ,
? / ° , lifu } lltllUls ! and ope tramp. Knglneer
iv Mpugdon is not expected to Ihe. Dr.
M , J. Chabo , of Oalesbtirg , III. , was bruised
about the head. W , Match , Qulncy , 111. , leg
LATI.H. The coroner'a ' jury has returned
a verdict cxoneintim ; the Atlantic. & Puclhc
company from all blame for the accident
Nebraska and Iowa Weatlirr ,
For Nebraska and lovvu : J < ooal rains or
bnovy ; higher , followed by lower temperature
A ROAST ON ROT1IACKER.
TLo Hich Plying Bird of
CALL HIM BEFORE THE BAR.
The l-Ycsli Younc Stnn Sliould Bo
Mnilo to Tell of His Personal
Knowledge of Corrupt
Concern ! nc < < oinbtnntlon .
l.tvroi v , Neb. , Fub. U7. [ Kdltorlnl Cor
respondence. ] My attention has been called
to the following which appealed in tlio edi
torial column of Sunday's Republican :
The combination of lo ! cwati'i and .ludgo
Salilei crlevcs IH. A\oh.ul alwa > s ciedlled
Judge Sillier with moro bride.
1 have not spoken to John Sahler In six
inontlis , nor have 1 sent any message to him
through all ) bodv. 1 sun , however , Informed
thntn liesh and fast ) oung man by the name
ot Icothnckri did send John Sahler to .1 cei-
tain contractor whom the llepubllcau 1ms of
hto made war on , wttli thu cool proposition
that If 31,000 were paid him ( liothacker )
the Republican would close its mouth.
Sahler himself , 1 am told , advised ngalnst
pi ) ing n dollni of liusl.-iuono ) to n man who
has no pei-onal iniliiencc with tlio legisla
ture , nnd the kind olfer was politely , but
thinly , dnclincd. bahler Is now in for It and
will have to bear the vicious blows of Kotli-
nckrr's little "bill ) " with Chinch Howe , who
was mercilessly bciated by this dissipated nd-
veiituier when ho failed to deliver tbu votes
of live semltors against the Omaha ehaitor as
contiactcd with tlio pnvlng boodlors. lioth-
nckcr then boldly chaigcd Howe vvltli a
breach of contract to commit bribery.
'to this btt gain Kuthackcr must hnve
bsen n party directly or Indirectly.
Within the past week ho charted
through the licpubllcan that lie per
sonally knew ol hi ibu-glv Ing and Inlbe-tnk-
ing during the session. I repeat my demand
now that this man bo made to tell what ho
does know about corrupting meiubcis. Theio
Is to be no play on woids and stilted palavei-
Ing. The legislature has a dutj to pet foi in.
It cmnot allow this man to boldly assert tnat
ho has personal know ledge about the bribeiy
of Us mcmbuib without calling him before
the bar. 11 ho has personal knowledge about
corrupt combinations he should be made to
give the facts under oath. If ho is engaged
with others in schemes of bhckmail and cor
ruption , as 1 bclinvo him to be , let him bo
unmasked and made harmless In this sUtu
as he has been made in Coloiadp , w here he
has pi icd hiiiibclt out among reputable nnd
decent men. K.
They Itcctct Jlis Detent ,
Pr , VTTSMOUIH , Neb. , Feb ! * . rspecml to
the Hii : . ] 'Hie following icsolutlons have
been passed by the PJattsmoutii assemblies
of the Knlnlits of l abor :
Whereas , U lirough the Influence and w oik-
Ings of the gieu monopoly of tlio state of
NebiaskaC. II. Vin Wvckwas defeated In
the contest lor United bt ites senator ; ami
Whereas , The detent ol Senator C. H. Van
W ck Is a blow to the laboi ing classes nnd
the rights of thn people ha ebcen tiampled
upon. Tlicrctoio be it
Kcsolvcd , 'Hint we , as labeling men , icncw
oui efforts that justice mav be done mid thnt
wo will labor In c.nncst that monopoly may
not letaln IH powci to tluib deliaud the people
ple of their choice as to who bliall make the
laws togovcin them.
Hcsnlved , "hat wo Smpath zo with C. 11.
Van W yck in bib deleat and also rcali/o that
an eaincbt suppoiter of the liglitsof thu li-
boring classes was.deleatsd by railrond lings.
A IMciiRiuit Rnn < | itpt.
NniuiASKA Ci rv , Neb. , Feb. ST. TSpecial to
the HKI-.I A banquet was tcndeied J. M.
Murphy by a do/en of Ids most Intimate
fiiends last evening. Mi. Mtnphy has rc-
bUned his position as manager of the gas
works nt this place , nnd goes to Cnicago ,
w hero ho has neecpted a luciativo position.
J. Collins Lloyd , of Lincoln , was thu "super
intendent" ot the Innquet and eveij tiling
pnsbcd oil In the most pluabint manner.
Irish OclcK-iics Elected.
PIATII : CKNirit , Neb. , Feb. 2T. fSncda
Telegiam to tlus 13EK.1 The John Fit/gcr-
alil bi.inch of tlio Irisli National league
elected tlm following dclivatcs to the btate
convention at Llneoln March 'i : .James
Lvneh , D. It. Cuing , ' 1 honias ( ilensnn , C.
C. Cnirnr , D. J. Maher nod .John A. Kelioo.
A Gil 13 AT
Parinliii ; Opera tloriB in tlio
Mo\TiiiAi , , Feb. 27. ( Spcclnl Telegram
to the Hii.J : : Sir John histcr Kap , a Lon
don cnpita.lbt and land owner in England ,
who puiclmsod tluen } eais n/o 20,000 acres
of land In thu northwest Horn the govern
ment and brought out .sklll'-il farmers Irom
his estates In Vorlcshho to manage it , and
stocked it vvltli the lincst breeds of Hi itish
horbcs , cattle , sheep and swine , as well as
raising n largo quantity ot wheat and other
grain , found the result most successful , and
became detcimlncd to extend his operations.
llo orgnnl/ed a coninany ot 1'iullsli and
Scotch cipltalists thnt Imvu subscribed fcO.r/jO-
000 capital to invest In the northwest on a
glgiinticscalc. Ilolwsrompl ! i > d ncgotlntlons
with the ledoral government and Canadian
I'.iellic railway dlitctois foi twenty blocks of
land ol an men ot UO.OCO . acres each along t'.io
llnuot the railway , commencing at Hush
Lake , 400 mllet , Irom Winnipeg , Manitoba ,
and stretching to thn east blopo of tlio Hocky
mountains. Next spiinglio will nnaiign for
Impoitlng lioibesand males , cattle and other
llvobtock to begin liirniliiL'and biecdl in ; cav
alry hortes foi the Hi Itisli arm > . Now tlio
Impeilal LOV eminent has sent out a perma
nent Htjtf under thn colonel of a regiment to
puichabu homes. The fealnro of the gicat
enteiprlso will be their breeding fiom Im
ported stallions. A deposit ol W.ooo has
been made by them with the government as
security for cauylng out the contract.
Governor Jlondlcy'n Hlmrp Words.
CIHCAOO , Feb. 27. | Special Telegram to
thoHi.i : . ] A special from Cincinnati Hnj
fix-ovornor ! Hoidloy's sprech at the recep
tion at the Olilo club rooms last night was n
great surpilso nnd has formed the topic of
uouverbiitlon in politic il circles nil day
today , It was expected he would offset
Fora'fci'b ' New York speech by laudation of
the democratic party. On the contrary. It
w as a bcnthlui ; phllllptlc against the misdo
ings of the "woikers" in the democratic
party in the elections of 18S5 in Cin
cinnati , He fairly ) laed the better
element of the parly for not promptly rising
up , like ' 1 ilden and O'Conner In New York ,
and purging the party ot Its rottenness , llo
( ommended the democrats who rushed to the
Mont ill forming the committee of 100. "half
democrats and half republicans , " and praised
that committee for Itn splendid work In
bringing the tally sheet forgers and ballot
snatchers to grief , The whole speech was a
mciciless handling of the local democracy
without gloves. His speech was prepared ,
but not written , Ho spoke extempore.
Tlie Case nl'Mrs.
N. Y. , Feb. ST. In every pul
pit hero to-day allusion was made to the case
of 3Irs. Druse , who Is to be hanged tomorrow
row , and the hope was generally expressed
tiut the proceeding would bo .averted , Mrs.
Di use has massed most of the day in tears.
She contends she Is In reality Innocent of
the murder other husband. Only the small
number of persons allowed by law will wit
ness the execution , which will take place at
about 11 a. ill
jIj WJXS AGAIN.
Omnhn's City Attorney Oot Another
Vordlot From tlio Hnllrond.
CHICAGO , Fob. 27. [ Special Telegram
lo tlio IlRiiJ W. J. Council , whoso case
against the Pennsylvania rallro.nl company
i.is been on trial In Juilgo Havvc' < < co'irt for
6uvernl da ) tpist. recovered a verdict jester-
_ ilay. Council , In 1 ! > SO , purchased n ticket
from f Omaha to New York via the Pennsyl
vania vo.id. At Philadelphia ho was told his
ticket was not good. He declined to pay
nialn ? nnd on tlio way to New York was
forcibly ejected from the tialn , which was
stopped that he might bo put off. llo sued
for SVooo ) hi'ic , nnd In ISiJ received n veidlct
for J-ir.ooO beloro .ludgu Anthoii ) . 'this wns
set nsldf. lletoic Juilgo ( ! nry , In IbsH , ho
H'covored Sl. > OiHng ln , hN honoi Instiuet-
Ing the jury tint the plalntlir. being lawfully
on the tiain , mlu'ht resist belni ; put nil' nnd
mlclit recover lor the force used In ejectniir
him , whether excessive or not. This rullnir
wns upset In the siipicmo couit , thit enuit
holding the plnlntlll could not iceover foi
only tlio excess of loico used over what was
ni'cessan for cleetlnu him. Judge Ilnwes
jmy , vvhlili has been stniL'irlluu with one nn-
oilier o\er thn cnse since I ilday at fi p. in. ,
brought in n verdict ) esteidny lor 57,000.
\Vlmt Mr. Council SA\O.
Mi. Con Hi * ! ! was interviewed nt his icsl-
dunce by n icportei lor thu Hir. : last night.
"Aiojousntlsiied with the veidlct ? " was
asked of him.
"Yes , " Im icpllod. " 1 suppose 1 shall have
to he. Still , 1 think I ought to have got
inoio. 1 understand tint ten of the jur.unen
wcio In tnvoi of giving me n verdict of
511,100. but tin ouch thu efforts of ono man
who didn't want me to li.ni > uintliitir , the
sum was cut down to S7XiO. ( "
"Do ) on think the rnllioads will contest
the case any fuithcr'.1'1
' No. hardly. It lias already expended a
largo amount In lighting the case. You
know , It has been tried three times. "
" 1 suppose this verdict establishes a prece
dent , which will bo of value in similar cases
11 ies , without n doubt. This vetdlct ills-
pn'es of vcrv Impoitnnt questions the extent -
tent of liability of nrnlhond , lor such tieat-
ment ns 1 received from thu defendant coipo-
ration , thn Pennsvlv.inln inilroad. "
Vlio ticket In question was purchased bv
Mr. Connellot Ir.ink Mooros , the Wabish
agent. It wns n combination ticket , to be
honored by n. niimbci of roads between
Omaha aim Philadelphia Tlio PunnsIva-
uin taiho-ul was ono of them. That line
was at war with ono of the
of the roads one which the tlcUct read and
had ordered the M ilo of nil such tickets dis
continued. Mr. Council , however , pin chased
the ticket before this ordci was iecclvc t In
Omaha , nnd when ho presented it on the
tinln the conductor refused to honm It. Mr.
Connel wns promptly anil loughly elected by
thn conductor nnd binkcm.in at a litilo way
station on the line. In beinc tin own fiom
the train Mr. Council sustained injuries
which required tlio attention of a pliVblciau.
A Uocoril of rinnnclal Transactions
Diirlni din I'nHt AVeck.
HOSTON , Feb. 27. [ Special Telegram to the
hr.I The following table , compiled from
dispatches to the Po t from the managers ot
tlio leading clearing houses of tlio United
States , gives tlio gross oxchinges at each
point for the week ended February UO , 18 7 ,
in compirison with tliose ot tliecoirebjioiid-
ingDeiiod of IfcbO :
CMC A JUNO S.
New Voik ,
Boston , 71OVI..1a
Philadelphia. . . , ( ,4,1)37.1' ) ' " ' , 'Jl .2
St. Louis , . lri,070lH4 17.
lialtinioiu 12,4 ! J.01 f , Ibl
S.in Pi.incisco : n.
Cincinnati lO.lO'i.UOO J'J.
Pittsburi : 11 -
New Oilcans. . .
Kansas City ; . .
Denver j-tlMot ) s .
Milwaukee VJ.10,000 1'i.
Detioit ( .
.Minneapolis. . .
Oinnlia lt K7.OIK
Columbus , ' !
n\ichili i.ryt\v \
Indianapolis. . .
New Haven 11.
( ialveston ' . ! ' ) , 771
( iiand Haplds 400.01 ; ! 20.7
Total 8 77S.rM.307 1.1
Outside Now York 17.2
' Not included III totals ; no dealing house
this lime hist jcar.
THOUHLUD I1V A WOMAN.
Sued 15y n Fcinnlo Spec
Nnw I'OIIK. Fob 27. | Special Tclegrnm to
the Hi.r.J Kussell Sago Is Involved in a dlt
hciilty with a woman about Wall street trans
actions and to ex-Judgo llnwes the task has
been assigned by Chief Justice Lnrrcmoie , of
the coint of common pleas , of unraveling the
sii nil nnd deciding what judgment should bo
rondcicd in the c.uc. MIA. Sophia L. Mul
lein b.is tint him has been Induced by Mr ,
Sago lo make investments In stocks from
time to tlmo since July 10 , Ibsi , giving him
nmplu margins to baclr the tinnsnctloiiK.
Sometimes bliewonnnd bometlmesslia lost ,
nnd slip blames Mr. Sago for some of hei
losses nnd Insists upon holding him to n
stiict accountability. Shu uomnhtlns cs
cinlly that in ono transaction , Involving 100
shales of Block , Mr. Sana fulled to
mnko a snlo in accordauco with her
directions , nnd thnt the result was a
heavy Joss to her. She claims ho now
owes her ST.WS. 7.1 and sues to recover tli.it
amount. On hohall ol Sago It Is stated thnt
Mrs. Mnttorn wns not Induced by him to
enter Wall btrcct , but that , on thu contraiy ,
him kept writing him notes and hcgglnc him
to net as broker lot her lif stock spi dilations
and expressing thu deslie to have the benefit
of his gieat exjK'iloncu in thu sticet. Ho
cautioned her that theio was ilsk In Wail
street transactions , but she insisted , and nt
last ho consented to buy ccitaln blocks for
her. Shu had her own view * about pur
chnses and bales to bo madu and It l.s main
tallied thnt It ho had not been himpoied by
them there would have been a dllfereut ro-
sult. It Is further Mated that ho used his
own capital In bomo cists li > bolstering ui ]
her tiaiibnctions and tluit , In faet , he Is her
creditor. He. sets up a counter claim for
StJ.iXK ) , whleli tin sis is the amount of her
Indebtedness to him ,
Would Usurp State
WASIII.VOIO.V , I'eb. 27. Tne minoilty re
port prepared b ) Senator George and signed
by all the democratic members ot the senate
committee on judiciary upon tlio Hoar 1)111
"to provide inquest * under national author
ity , " declares It to bo the opinion of thut-lgn-
ers that thu measure Is unwarranted by the
constitution , and that its paueauu would bo n
giavu and berioiib usuipatlon by congress of
tUti powers reserved to suites.
Heavy fitornia In JMIolil an.
DETKOIT , Feb. 27. Speclnl- the Tribune
from various points In the upper pmiliibuln
and from the northern part of the M.mtheri
peninsula state the storm of the past twenty
four hours to bo of mammoth pionortions
and tcrritic Intensity , A he.-vvy gnlo blew the
heavy snow about , making dulls irnm the to
ten feet deep and effectually btojiplng ul
THE DES ilfllNES DISTILLERY
'ublio ' Opinion Divided in Hognrd to the
Permanent Injunction ,
THE WORK OF WESTERN RIVALS
Tlio Crock Military Companies of the
State Improving Tlinlr Umclcncy
Tlie 1'olltlonl Horizon .Summed
News From lovta. .
Tlio Ills Uistlllery Injunction.
Dps MOIM : , It , , Pel ) , 27. [ bpeclnl to tlio
InI I Theie Is n good deal of comment , fa <
ornbla and nn favorable , upon Jwiiro Con
rail's recout decision giaiiting an Injunction
igalnst the International distillery. Public
ipinlon Is dlv Idcd ns to the constitutionality )
of II , nnd the wisdom and Justice ol the pro
ceeding , liven some of the mo t active pro-
'illiUiontsto admit that thodeclslon will In nlP
[ irohablllty be overruled when It reaches the
United Stales supiemo couit. The public
'oncially doesn't see the hind that is behind *
he whole piocrcdlng. It Is not the state
eimiernnco alliance , ot the indlcnl prohlbl-
loiilsts who Inn u In fnct won this victory ,
hough they sham In It. Hut It Is the pool oC
wcstcin distilleries who have futnishcd tlio
uoiiey nnd the brains to s-lmt up a ilval es- "
nhllsbmcnt whoso competition they couldn't
conttol or meet. So , for oveial months ro-
nll/lng tlio dam igln chirnctoi of the Intor-
latlonal s rivalry , they liivo been tr ) Ing to
close it up , nnd finally uniting with the tem-
icranco nlltanco nnd putting thnt forward as
a breastwork , they have fought their bnttlo
behind It. The western distilleries , If the
DCS Molncs dlslllleiy Is closed , nio renlly on-
Itled to thociedlt of victor ) , nud they have
made theli tlght.of couibOns n business cntcr-
nlse. while the temperance peonlo v111 claim
t ns a victoiy lot prohibition , Hut the ground-
on which tlio illstlllerv claims the right to op
erate , even In n pinhibltlon town , bcems to
many good lawyers absolutely Impregnable.
Its business wnsstilctly nn Intei-stnto com-
iieice. Its pioducts weio sold outside ol
Iowa , and the pioof pclilts which It manii-
, 'nctnred vvcro sent to all parts of tlio world.
There could be no question that this was n
featuio ot the "commerce between tlio
state" , " which congress reserves the light
alone to regulate , lint the prohibitionists
claim that when it comes to tlie manufacture
if liquor , ns well as tlio halo ot It , a state
under ' its police powoi has the light to pio-
'dblt. oven to tlio extent ol stopping the
iianiifncture In Iowa , of goods thnt aie to bo
sold in Chicago , New Voik , London or Pails.
If so. It will be Incumbent on the state , many
authorities siy. to show that the people ot
lownnie fnjuied In Ihcli body or estate , by
the manufacture heio ol n package ot piooC
spiilts that may be bold in Pails or China.
Heforo the police power can bo exeicised
tlieie must ho shown an occasion for its ex-
cici.se , in some public bcnelit to be dcilved
Iiom it. The extreme piohibitloiilsts who
have become sensitive to Iho taunts ol the
opposition "Why don't > ou closoup the IJIc
Distillery" aio coiiespondlugly happy.
They bcem lo bo moie pleased at the fact
that their feelings will not bo hurt by chart-en
ot Inconsistency than in any special ndvnn-
t.ige , which they e\pect to accrue to the
c.iusnof iempeianco. Hn the present , It U
not piobahle that there will be any decided
change In nflalrs , lor tlio ease will be ap
pealed , nnd n final decision will be ncces-
sar ) beloio both bides will bo icady to diop
ritvcic MII.IIIA COM PANICS.
The military eompinles ol Iowa are begin
ning to loom up with line piospects for
sorlil conquests. Theio aio now
several cinek companies in tlio
state that take L'ieat pride In
tliok organl/atlon , nnd niu constantly un-
deavoiing to Impiove tlieii efficiency. The
( loveinor'h ( iiiudb ol thib city Is ono of the
best diilled comp inles In the bttite. It is
composed cntiiulv of ) oimg men , hovshnrdiy
out ot their teens , but ( buy h.ivn shown their
good sold lei b qualities on mum than ono oc
casion. Uhov aie now planning lo ciect rt
line at mor ) this v cat on the lot adjoining
the state tiisen.il. The building will bo
Mi\lti ! feet , vvltli n drill room ot noulv that
sl/e which can bn used 1C occasion requires1
lor balls , receptions and public nieetlims.
Tlioie will bo besides field ijimters lor the
boys , sunpei looms , etc. , and all tlio appoint
ments ol n lir.st class in mor ) . Piobsbly the
pii/e comp.iii ) In a social way Is the ( Jov-
e.mil's ( iicvs , ol Dubuqiie. it ib composed
of the leading boclety joiing men ol tliocitv ,
nil ol them tiom the bust families , nnd with
gre.it espiit ilu corps. Diibuquo IH liimous
lor its hosiiifilltlctand its social tiiunmhs.
The ( Srins sluuo llheially in both. They
have jiiit held theli second annual bill nnd
reception , and It wus a vei \ biilllant affair.
The ) sold 'JJO tleketH nt SJ a ticket , nnd
spued no mono ) In making the all.iir n great
success. Among the giiusth ol the etenlng
wns Hie goveinoi nud stalf , the adjutant uen-
eial of the state , visiting milltnr ) olllcuis
Iiom Chicago and othei cities , and the .lend
ing society people of thu city , lieantifnl
women , entranclni ; music nnd handsome
decorations combined to make a t-ci'iio oC
loveliness thnt 1ms nevci Poiui sin pissed oil
oitAMi AISMV pnonisis.
The old doidlerb aiobtill bending In their
piotests against ihn piesldeiit'n veto ot the
dependent pension bill. It IK estimated that
the urcatci pirt of the ( iiand Army posts In
the state have denounced tliejiieskleiit's veto
as cruel nnd unjust. .Not a blnglo post has
lalsed Its voice to sustain it. Tlio house has
lelused to pass the bill over thu veto , but the
old veterans will keep ho.idlnjr in thuii pio-
tests mobahly all .slimmer , nnd when the
campaigns como on w 111 bo nt it again harder
than ever. The whohi state. Is plaining
Colonel Hepburn for his magnificent hpceoli
in congiessjiist heforo tlio vote WHS tanen.
Kverbody vvlio has oncii heaiil him can up-
pieclate tint binnlnir haicnsm , tlio withering
invcctlvoniid thostiiilngeloiiuonio that tell
11 oin his lips , Iowa has no moiueflectlvo
orator than lie , and few slates tan pioiluco
an equal , llo Is bold as a lion nnd when ho
denounced tlio cow aidlco ol noitlicrn demo-
ciatH who had Hist voted for thu pension bill
and then sold out their convictions lor ox-
eciithn lavoi. herobo to the full Htaluru ot
his own manllni'is anil btuidv Independence.
The people ol low a aio sounding his- praises
trom one end of the Mate to the other.
I'HIU.IMI.VAKV PUI.11IOAI , HKIKMIMII.VO ,
Tin ) prellmlmny contests for nominations
for the various state ollkes to bo filled tills
mimmei aru developing some curious con
tingencies , It has become by tacit nppioval ,
an undeihtooil inlo , that not moro
tlian ono candidate at u time shall be taken
trom the same Immedlato locality. The
lit'ht now Is to HOO vvlio shall bo that candi
date In Mivernl paits ot the Mate. Senator
WllbOii Is the leailliiL' candidate to succeed ,
himself in thu United States senate ,
He lives nt Kiilrlii'ld , In southeastern Iowa.
Mr. C. M. Junltin. of the i'alrlinld Ledger ,
lives nt the Hnino plitce and wants to bo state
pilntir , a vciy lucratlvo nnd snllHfiiclory
olllce , yet It will bejiietty hard to mnko a
leglslatmo think that it oiiilit to elect two
men to inipoitant positions fiom tlio same
town , when there aru so many other good
towns and good candidates thnt want to bo
given a chance. It Is generally conceded
thnt northwestern Iowa .should he given the
supreme judgeslilp in case Jndni ; Adams ,
whoso term expire * this year. Is not lenonil-
nutc.il. Immediately thoto has spuing Into
existence several well delnud booms nnd ac
tive candidates. Judge Lewis of Cherokee- ,
Senator Jtoblnson ot Stoini Lake , Judge
Henderson of Miirslmlltovvn , nil wnnt to bo
tint next supreme judge , nnd neither eaies to
withdraw In favor of the other , so If noitb-
western Iowa can't ngioo on a candidate ) t
will not busurprising tosocsomo other jinrt
of the state sicji U ) > and take the prUc. in
addition to this northwestern Iowa tins un
avowed and tutivo cnndldaio lor state su <
ncrlntendent of education In the person of
Prof.Vcrnllo of LoMnis , and n candidate
tor biatu printer In Mr. UHgsdnJu. of thosnmo
place. The ! ) ceilainly will not nil be ( hobeu.
nnd the Important question they are trying
to settle is who will sacrifice his ambition on
tlie altar of northwestern lowa's
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