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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE. j
I SIXTEENTH YEAR.- ' - OMAHA. FRIDAY MOANING , MARCH 18. 1887. NUMBER 272
NEBRASKA NATIONAL GUARD ,
The Gorgeous Features of the Militia Bill
Now Before the Legislature ,
FAT JOBS FOR SINECURES.
Infliiciicofl nt Work vVlncli Will Prob
ably Secure the Pnss.iKc of tlio
MeiiHiiro Young and
Old Favor It.
The Nebraska .Mllttln Hilt.
Ltvcor.N , Nub. , March 17. [ Special to tlio
Hi2i.l : The rallltla bill Introduced In tlio
liouso by F. Sweet , nnd which was recom
mended on Wuiln sday forfpassase , will un
questionably succeed , oven with tlio appro
priation for which It asks. The old soldier
clement has been greatly appealed to by It
nnd tlio aspiring young men who desire to
play sold I or , especially on parade days , have
been warmly Interested In its support. , list
at present , with the number ot veterans
gradually securing positions In the state
Kovurntncnt , tin-so factors aru llknly to con
duce to the success of the measure which
othcrwlNe might occasion serious opposition.
It Is hero synopsked :
Section 1 ttafos that all able bodied male
citizens , between the axes of eighteen and
forty-live , shall be subject to military duty.
Section 2 says that when necessary to exe
cute the law , suppress Insurrection or repel
invasion or when a requisition Is made by
the provident of the United States for troops ,
the governor shall require the enrollment of
tlio militia in such numbers as may be re
Sec. 3. The militia shall bo known ns
the Nebraska National guaids , and consist of
2,000 men. Enlistments shall bo voluntary and
last for three years , each soldier taking an
oath to support the constitution of tlio United
States and the state or Nebraska.
Sec. 4. The system of discipline and ex
cise shall conform to those of tlio United
States army , and Us organization to tlio laws
of the general government -
Stc. 5. The governor Is to bo com-
niandcr-ln-clilef and his statT hhall consist of
an adjutant general , a quartermaster , com
missary , Inspector and surgeon general , and
HH many aides-de-camp as ho may think
proper , each of tlio latter with the rank of
colonel , who shall In time of pcaco bcrvo
without pay or emolument.
Several pages are devoted to a detail ot tlio
duties of these olllccrs.
Sec C. The regiments , battalllons and
companies shall constitute onebrlgade.under
a hriuadiPMrencral to be appointed by the
cnmniandcr-in-clilcf. On the recommenda
tion of the brigadier general , the governor
may appoint and commission a brigade stall
consisting of one asslstant-adjutaut-
ttenoral , ono surgeon , each with tlio
rank of major ; a quartermaster and ono com
missary of subsistence , each with the rank of
captain two each with
; ryid aides-de-camp ,
the rank of llrst-llcutonant ; all of which po
sitions shall end with that ot the brigadier-
general recommending them.
Sec. 7. K.ich Infantry regiment shall con
sist of ten companies , one colonel , ono lieu
tenant-colonel , one major , ono burgeon , and
one chuptnln , each wltli the rank ot captain ;
ono adjutant , one quartermaster , one ser
geant-major , oneqimrternmstcr-sor-'ennt , ono
hospital steward and one chief musician.
Sec. 8. Kacn company of Infantry shall
consist of one captain , 11 rat and second lieu
tenant , six sergeants , four corporals , two
musicians and not less that thirty nor more
than forty privates. In cases of emergency ,
the governor may increase the number ot
privates to fifty.
Sec. 9. A troop of cavalry shall consist
of ono captain , two lieutenants , seven ser
geants , live corporals , two trumpeters , two
farriers , ono saddler , ono wagoner and not
to exceed seventy-eight men.
Bee. 10. A uattcry of artillery shall
consist of a captain , two lieutenants , two
Rereeanttj , four corporals , two musicians , two
artlllcers , on wagoner , and not exceed l'-J
SEO. 11. Each regiment shall have a band ,
consisting of not less than twelve nor moro
than twenty members.
Sec. 12oln time of peace , no minor shall be
enlisted unless with the consent of his par
ents or guardians. No pay shall bo Issued
to other than able-bodied soldiers.
Sec. 13. Officers shall hold their commis
sions for three years. Those of the coiu-
manders-ln-chlei's' stall expire with the term
ot the governor.
Sec. 14. HrlL'mlo , regimental and company
ofliccrs shall bo chosen troin among the of
ficers and innn , upon the recommendation
ot the respective commands and subject to
the approval ot the governor.
Sec. ir > . The commandant of each com
pany shall nominate , his corporals from the
Sec. 10. When In actual service the
forces shall receive for the first ten days , or
fraction thereof , privates , musicians and
non-commissioned ofliccrs , SI each day witli
one ration. Commissioned olllcers ure to
have the tame pay and allowances as are In
lorce In the army of the United States.
Sec. 17. In time of peace the adjutant gen
eral shall receive a salary of 91,000 per year.
Non-commissioned oftlcers when at muster
or In ramp of Instruction shall receive SI
per dav ; commissioned officers the same as
those of the same rank In the United State :
army ; day drills , other times , commissioned
ofllcent I'J , non-commlssloncd officers 61 pel
See. 18. Tne widow of a soldier disabled by
service or who dies while in the field shall
receive such relief from the state as the legis
lature may elect.
Sec. 18. A mllltlary board shall bo consti
tuted of the adjutant and brigadier generals ,
two colonels and judeo-advocate-goneral.wlu
Is to be commissioned by the governor. Tin
military board shall bo an advisory board 01
the commander-ln-chief. The compensa
tlon of members Is limited to 6150.
Sea 2 > . Tim Nebraska national guard
shell bo liable at all times to ho ordered Into
service at the call of thn commander-In
ch lef : or the requisition of the piesldont If
a sufficient number do not volunteer to the
all they may be designated by a draft ,
When so ordered out for service the mllltir
shall receive the same pay as the army of the
Sec. as. Th diaft must be apportioned
among the several counties , and at such time
ot draft , the governor shall order a parade.
r Sue. 24. When returning his lists to tin
county clerk , the assessor shall write tin
name of e\ery male unlit for service , the
wort "exempt. "
Sec. 2.V A service of three years shall cntl
tie one to an honorable discharge.
Sec. 'JO. The state shall furnish each com
pany as organized Anns , armories , ammuni
tion , equipments , etc. , as well as transporta
ton ! to and from the place ot encampment.
Sec. 111. Kvery commissioned ofllcer mus
provide himself with a uniform such as won
by the same rank In the United States army
The regulation uniform of the United Statei
aimy Is prescribed for the guard , and Is to bi
furnished by Hit ) state. After three \oari
( he uniforms become the property of tut
Bee. SO. The olllcers and men are to be ox
ctnpt from working on roads , payment ol
poll-tax , and sitting on gund or petit Juile :
while In the militia.
Hoc 40. The encampment shall bo lie heli
annually between tliti 10th of August am
SOth of September. It shall continue no
less than live nor more than ten days. Sick
ness Is the only excuse for non-attendance a
the same on the part of members.
bee. 40. Kacb company , tioop or batter ;
shall drill ono day In each of the moiillib o
April , May , June , July and August
Sec , M. It Is declared unlawful for an
body of men , other than the militia and th
United States troops , to drill or parade wit
arms In any city without a license from th
governor , except students In tnillUr
academies who may drill under their instriu
torn and take cart In the same encampment
hvwevcr , without compensation , and wit
but transportation and subsistence.
SPC.M. Violation of the last section I
to be punished by a tine of 810 or Imprison
mcnt not exceeding ten months or both.
The appropriation for the first ) ear sha
not exceed 30 , < XW aud IM.OCO for each sue
the plan which seems to hare bee
adopted to maUn the bill popular la th
northern part ot tbs state Is tli
locntfot ot th second regiment c
Nebraska's braves In that sectloi
1 uartMskvtd that already the honors an
Unolumtuu of the portion of. colonel ot thl
organization ser m to bo tending In the dlrfc-
tlon of a 3011111 : representative named Me-
Cann from bhi'rtdan county. Such a dis
tinction has before this turned older heads ,
and It Is not to be doubted that it will now
turn this j oung man's \ote in favor of the
bill. He will make a modest commander If
his unaccountable reticence on the floor Is to
buconsidered. Upon whoso shoulders the
straps will fall south of the Platte canal , can
not now bo determined. At present , how
ever , the man most In the mind of the popu
lace , because of his recent achievements ,
notably with Colonel Colby , Is Senator Keek-
_ _ _ _ _ _
A Saloon Man's Arrest ,
McCooif , Neb. . March 17. | Special to the
BIE : : Last evening about 5:30 : o'clock qtHte
a stir was caused hero by the arrest of vV. O.
Sa > lor , one of tlio saloon keepers , for selling
liquor on election day. It seems that during
the campaign last fall tlio democratic head
quarters tor liquid refreshments was at Mr.
Baylor' . " , and on the morning ot election day
some of the prominent democrats of south
western Nebrnska went to Mr. Baylor's for
their usual round-up about a o'clock In the
morning , andMraiik champngno for about an
hour , and had It charged to the committee.
Mr. baylor charged It to one of the commit
tee men , and upon his demanding nay of him
ho was refused and thereupon Mr. Sajlor
commenced suit against the gentleman to
recover the bill. The case came up ycstetday
afternoon and was dismissed by thephilntltf.
The commltteeman and others of his lawyer
trlcnds therefore had Mr. Saylor arrested as
stated , Mr. Saylor was arrested just as ho
was boarding the train to go to Indlanola.
for what purpose has not yet been devcloocd ,
and was placed under S.'iOO bonds to appear
March 'J2. Immediately upon his giving the
bonds ho was roarrestud under the rlty
ordinance for .selling liquor without a license
and without giving bonds. What the out
come will be no ono can as yet tell , but it
looks bad for Mr , Saylor setting out without
it costing him considerable and will un
doubtedly result in his place being closed.
There are several other complaints awaiting
the disposal of the two former ones.
Ilurclnrs nt Columbus.
COLUMIIUS , Neb. , Maich , 17. [ Special
Telegram tothoBr.E.1 Last night burglars
entered the store of Joseph Schrain , near the
I ) . & M. depot on Thirteenth sticet , by prvlng
off the shutters on the south ml of Upbuild
ing , and succeeded In talcing away a large
Simntity of dry goods and clothing about
50 Worth. Theexasnoiation against these
marauding tramps will bring grief to the
first ono caught
Prize Oratorical Context.
YOIIK , Neb. , March 17. [ Special to the
BIE. : ] The annual contest of the Nebraska
Collegiate Oratorical association was held in
York last night. There weio four contes
tants and they all acquitted themselves well ,
the orations being carefully prepared.
The prl/u oration was dcliveied by Mr. J. T.
House , of Crete , the subject being "Shvlock , "
and the audience generally approved the de
DcclHlons Reached on Rates For Pas
senger and Freight Tralllc.
CHICAGO , Maich 17. Tlio general man
agers of the Western States' Passenger asso
ciation to-day adopted a revised contract
prepared by the passenger agents for the gov
ernment ot that organization. Afew unim
portant amendments vveie made , the princi
pal ono providing heavy penalties for any
Infraction of the rules. Messrs. Cable and
Potter were appointed a committee to hear
arguments on the question of equalizing
commissions on business west ot tiio Mis
souri rivei via Kansas City and Omaha lioin
St. Louis. The meeting then adjourned sine
At a meeting of the Northwestern Freight
association to-day the question of milling In
transit received much attention. It was i
finally agreed upon the part of all the lines !
Interested , except the Chicago , Uurllngton &
Northern , that the rate on wheat and Its i
products and llaxaced bo made 18 cents per
hundred pounds in car loads between St.
Paul , Minneapolis and Chicago , taking effect t
March 28. It was also azrecd that for the
purpose of securing stability of rates , and In i
order to provide for harmonious conditions j
between competing lines , a "bureau of statis
tics of tlio western and northwestern rail
ways be established. " The Immediate ob
ject of the bureau Is to secure uniformity of
action under the Inter-state law. The estab
lishment Is to bo in charge of a chairman ,
and Commissioner Faithorn was unani
mously elected to that oflice. A committee
consisting of Messrs. Bird , Wicker and St.
John was appointed to draft a plan of organ
LOST Til El H 1.OANS.
A Minneapolis Money Broker Who
Turns Out Short.
MINNEAPOLIS , March 17. S. II. Baker ,
who has been loaning money for Myora &
Underbill , of Now York , has been twice ar
rested during the past two or three days at
the instance of Benjamin Underbill" for em
bezzlement. Underbill's personal claims
against Baker aggregate over 810,000 , and D.
K. Underbill , a brother of the prosecutor ,
holds Baker's note for over S4r > 00. In all
Underbill's claim Is nearly 833,000.V ,
A. Aurdy , of Iowa City , has a claim of
85,000. the People's bank SO.ooo and
Itev. J. M Alden , of Atwater , O. , 80.000 , now
secured. Fred Haas also has a considerable
claim. These Increase the amount to about
40,030. The Evening Journal says the In
vestigation to-day gave room to believe that
Baker's Indebtedness will reach 100,000. I )
is claimed that the United States Mortgage ,
Trust and Debenture company , organized by
Baker a jear ngo , had no real existence , and
that thereby a number of parties in the east
are out in various amounts. The securing
of a certificate book In his possession shovvc
that he received at least 50,700 from this
Mexicans Itchtni ; For a Fight.
NonALUs , Ariz. , March 17. Deputy Sherifl
Speedy and Constable Llllipago were in
the American saloon yesterday , a short distance
tanco across the Mexican line , when tout
Mexican ofliclals entered ana drew revolvers
and ono of them fired , the ball grazing tin
head of an American named Sixnee. The
American othclals escaped. Governor Torres
had thn man who IIred the shot arrested , bin
ho was soon released. There are fifty filoxi-
fn soldiers stationed within a hundred
yards of the line , but no United State-
troops ore here. The situation is serious ant
a conflict is feaied.
Fatal Panto in Church.
CHICAGO , March 17. A panic occurred al
the Itoman Catholic Church of the Nativlt ]
on Thirty-eighth street this forenoon. Tin
church was crowded with people , and ou thi
steps loading to tne cnurch was a crowd o
peonle. The latter gave an ay under thi
strain , precipitating fully 200 people a dts-
tanco of ten feet. Two men and twowomer
sustained Injuries regarded aa fatal and full ;
twenty others were quite seriously' Injured
Kidnapping In Cuba.
NKW YOUK , March 17. A letter fron
Havana dated March 12 , gays : Kldnapplni
has been carried on by the wholesale durlni
of the past week at Gulra , in Yurella , Abajo
One of the pcrioiis seized was Don Estoban
Hernnndoi Domlnguoz , who was aftervvari
released on payment of 82,000. The othc :
tn IB persona Uiluaiied | were ot Icsa Importance
lie Stoned Dy HtrlUern.
ry 1C- Yoi'XGSTovvN , O. , March 17. Durlnz tin
night two freight trains on the New York-
Pennsylvania & Ohio railroad , the crews o
which were new men who had taken tin
places of strikers , was stoned. The mis
slles damaged the cars to some extent but m
one was Injured. The crews refused to re
turn during the night.
A Dakota Ilrawnry Burned.
he 3U JAMKVTOVV.V , P. k. , March 17. This morn
hoot Ing HID JamoiiQw u brewery , owned by Phil
otn. lip Biuor , burned. The loss Is estimated a
n. 9'X.OOO , with an Insurance of 110,000 on th
n.id building and (4,000 on stock. .The origin o
as tboflro.Is unknown. '
HOW FAIRCII1LD FIGURES ,
The Acting Secretary of the Treasury on
tbo Inter-Stato Commission.
THE ARMY SURGEON TROUBLE.
Genera ) Moore Gives Ilia Version of
the Differences Uotwccn Illmscll'
and the Secretary of War
National No\ > .
A Hard .Tot ) to Fill.
WASHINGTON , March 17. [ Sncclal Tele
gram to the Bnn. I Inquiry at the white
house for the names of the Inter-stato com
merce commissioners lias cot to bo such a
bore to Colonel Laniont that he now antici
pates his callers questions , by telling them at
once that there will be no appointments to
day , that he docs not know who will bo av ]
pointed , and that ho cannot say who the
places have ueon ottered to. Secretary Fairchild -
child , in talking upon the subject to-day ,
said that In his opinion a position on the
commission would bo most nndesiiablo for
any one not filled with a desire to study the
Inter-state railroad question. "Why , " said
he , "a man would not only bo a target for
all sorts of abuse from disappointed and In
terested parties If ho became a commissioner ,
but ho would have to take all the vows In the
catalogue to become qualified. " This express
ion on the part ot Mr.
Falrchild seems to confirm the report
that ho has been offered the chairmanship of
the commission and that ho has declined it.
When it was suggested to Mr. Falrchild that
the fact that the commissioners expenses
would be paid , making the salary of 87,590
larger than any other civil olllucrs bulow the
rank of a first-class foreign minister , ho an
swered that paying a commissioner's ex
penses didn't lessen the cost of keeping
liouso and a family while ho was away , and
this showed still farther that the assistant
secretary had carefully considered the ques
tion of serving In all its bearings. The olfcr
of a position like this within the past
two weeks to Mr. Falrchild would argue that
the president has had some ono else In view
for Mr , Manning's place , but as the declina
tion of Mr. Falrchild would carry with It the
understanding that no would also resign the
assistant secretaryship if he was superseded ,
the vacancy in the cabinet may atter all go
CUKUYINO TAVOK WITH cunum.
Tlio latest rumors in connection with the
appointment of the Intel-state commerce
commission Is that the president Is anxious
to select an Illinois representative suggested
by Senator Collom and at the sanio time to
amwint Mi. Moirison to a place on the board.
It Is said that the president has intimated to
Mr. Cullom his deslro to name a man selected
by the senator , and Cullom's choice is an
Illinois republican. But it is not desired to
have two members on the commission trom
Illinois , hence the president's embairass-
ment. 'I he report was circulated to day that
lie has offered Mr. Morrison thu position of
United States tieasiuer. made vacant by the
resignation of Mr. Jordan , but Mr. Morrison
does not seem to be disposed to accept the
position , nnd has , In fact , declined the offer.
Thu consequence is that the president has
been somewhat embarrassed and has urged
Senator Cullom to designate some other rep
resentative from Illinois in order that ho
( the president ) , may ho relieved from his
dilemna. It was said seml-ofllcially to-day
that the appointments will not be made until
the latter part of next week , possibly not
until next Wednesday. Morrison of Illinois ,
Bragg ot Alabama , and Kernan of New
York are still regarded as certain to bo thu
democratic members of thu boird.
NOFKAUSOF A TAMC.
Notwithstanding all that has been said
about the dangers of a panic this summer , af
fairs as received trom the treasury depart-
ment are In a much better condition , at this
time than they were last spring or the spring
before. There is moie gold in the tre.isury
and less fear of being reduced to a silver
standard of currency , and while congress has
failed to do anything to relieve the treasury
of an accumulation of currency and has re
fused to follow out the recommendations ot
the bccretaiy in any particular , and has left
the national banks in the same condition as
to the securities tomholr currency , the finan
ces have been put on a much firmer basis by
careful management. Under the present
policy of tlio department , It is behoved that
affairs can run along smoothly through any
strain that is likely to aralso and that there
is no danger of a panic. Allans are well In
hand and the department will be prepared to
come promptly to the rescue should any very
great strain In the money market occurr.
THE AHMV SUItOEONS.
Surgeon General Moore said to-day. In
talking about the reports in circulation
about his differences with the secre
tary of war , that he was not a candidate
for tlio position of surgeon general , but tad
been selected by the president and promoted ,
he had reason to suppose , because of his long
service and good record. He had been in
tlio service since 1S53 , while Dr. Baxter
did not enter the service until IbOl. When
he was appointed he supposed that he was to
have full support in every attempt he might
make to put his department in an efllclent
condition. In this he had been deeply dis
appointed. Ho found many obstacles put In
his way. Fiom the first he could not
help seeing that there was a Concerted effort
to transfer him and restrict his efforts In
every direction. His friend. Dr. iluntington ,
in whom ho had lull confidence and upon
whom he relied for assistance , had been
nomptly and peremptorily ordered to a dls-
ant fort and an otliccr who was unfriendly
to him and In full accord with his opponents
ordered here as his chief assistant. When this
was done ho hnd appealed to the president and I
declared that ho could not as an honorable
man submit to such treatment nor could bo J
bo responsible for the pioper and honest 1
management ot his oflice If ho were thus
Interfered with. He must therefore bo al
lowed to say that if lie was not to be allowed I
any voice In thn organisation ot his ofllcu he
would bo obliged to ask to bo relieved. The
pre.iident promised to take the mutter up for
consideration aftei dongiessadjourned. Tlio j1
matter is now before tlio president and Gen
eral Moore stands on the position lie Indi
Ncbiaska pensions : Nancy Grlnr , fomerly
widow ot William M. Ulrtsy. Elm Creek ;
William M. Ulrey , deceased ( orlgnal ) , Him
Creek. Increase : Daniel Mullen , Crete ;
Joseph Clayton , Majors ; Lucinn W. Ycigh ,
Unadllla ; Finley Smith , Sanford ; George
Traiy ( reissue ) , Albion.
Iowa : Ann K , , widow of David Johnston ,
Mount/Ion ; Clare S. , widow of ( iustavus
H. Boyant , Cirinnoll : James F. McNaul ,
Fajette. Increase : John M. Blake , Chester ;
Valentine Lcnelmidt , Panora : William
Bcatty.Slgourney : Henry W. Stearns , Audubon -
bon ; John B , Weinman , Toledo ; John
lilvons , Albion ; Owen K. Ulllcn. Anamosa ;
Jay W. Barker , Manchester ; William Dins-
more , Martlnsburg ; Hiram C. Humbert ,
Agency : Joseph Lebrlck , Keokuk ; Itobert
Yard , Tipton ; Oliver Brundidge , Anamosa ;
Daniel Davis , Ulclilanil ; John H. Parkinson ,
Panora ; Daniel A. Kennedy , Jltollo Plalno :
William Hilton , Washington ; William 11.
Baker , Ablngton ; Williamson Caiothers ,
DPS Molnes ; John Drake , Kldon. Holssued :
William Fulton , Washington ; William B.
Ilobson , Oleuwood. itestoration aud in
crease : Marion Sauiiden > , ( deceased ) , Kddv-
> llle. Heissue and Increase : William W.
Lane. Moulton. Uelssue : Denis F. McCar
thy. Saint Ansgas.
Dakota : Daniel R Rowers , Centcrvllle.
Increase : Christopher Hanson , Parke itlver ;
Patrick Barrett , Brldgnwater ; William B ,
Knos , Gay. Kulssucd : S. S. Yroiiian ,
The folio wing'Nebraska' postmasters were
> poluted to-day : Henry blllek , Homes'
vfllo . Gage county , vlco Frank Me-
Nutt. resigned ; Gco. 11. Pearson. LItch
Held , Sherman county , vice Jas. T. Camp
bell , removed ; Jno , J , Blair , Itockvllle ,
Sherman county , vice Mrs. A. M. Gust , re
The president also appointed the followlns
postmasters to-day : Godfrey Vlvlon , al
Alexandria , Minn. , vice S. N. Miller , corn-
whikm expired ; Wi u , Judd , at Fargo ,
Dakota , vice Noah N. Tyncr. commUsIon ex
pired : Cvrus J. Carle , at Clinton , Ills. , vice
Klcliant Butler , removed ; Gcorpo Underbill ,
at Onavvn , la. , vice C. 0. Perking removed ;
John Meehcn , at Darlington , WK , vlco F.
Blnkely , deceased ; Daniel -Mahoney , at
Kcnoshn , Wis. , vlco Otis G. King , deceased :
Adam Mltlbcath , at New London. Wis. , vlco
M. B , Pathln , commission expired.
PUKSinr.NTIAI. Al'l'OlNTVIF.NT * .
The piesldcnt to-day appointed John K.
White register of tlio land oflico at Deadwood -
wood ; James M. Adams at Spokane Falls ,
W. T. ; WIHI.IIII Lowryat DCS Molnes , ! . :
James D , Jenkins of Iowa , Indian agent at
Scsseton agency , Dakota.
THK fl. & O. DUAL.
Rumors of New Moves In Circulation
Nr.w YonK , March 17. [ Special Telegram
to the Bai.l : The Herald says that ono of
the renorls on Wall street yesterday was that
J. W. Mackcy had entered the sjndlcate to
buy the Baltimore & Ohio and was In com
munication all day by wire with Sully
through K. S. StoKes , president of thn
United Lines telegraph company. AccordIng -
Ing to the reports Mackav is to pay S4 000,000 ,
Sully and associates 82,000,000 and 810,000,000
to bn paid for In trust bonds secured bv y.ooo
shares of stock to bo delivered by Garrett to
elvo the contiol of tlio property. Tin-Haiti-
moro & Ohio telegraph business is to be con-
soil Jatcd with that of all other companies ,
ban ing tlio Western Union.
A J.KVV COVtIIINATION.
Nr.vv YOIIK , Marcli 17. A report was cir
culated tins aftei noon that a Cincinnati ,
Hamilton it Dayton party , repieseuted by
Messrs. Ives , SUyner and Meyer , had paid
SMJO.OOO on Monday night as the lirst install
ment of the putchaso money of thu Baltimore
ifc Onio , which they are said to have acquired.
No Information confirming It could bo ob
tained , however , although Major Borne , of
Ives' party , characterl/ed It as premature.
Mr. Sully'lias heretofore i of used to express
any opinion whatever. One of the paitles
prominent In the negotiations lor the Swyner
crowd said , however , that tbev had madu ar
rangements to take a share In the syndicate of
railroad representatives and had put In their
llist allotment of cash.
MACKKY DKNIUS ITS TlttlTII.
SAN FIIANCISCO , March 17. An Associ
ated press reporter called on John W. Mackoy
this afternoon to nsceitaln the truth of thu
report published In New York this morning
associating Mackcy with the Biltlmoro &
Ohio telegraph deal , and that gentleman pro
nounced the story without foundation as tar
as ho was concerned , and said no proposition
for the acquirement of thu Baltimore it Ohio
railway or telcgiaph company had been made
by him or to him and no negotiations an ;
pending. Ho said he know nothing of the
matter except whut ho had seen In the nuvvs-
Contract Rates Cancelled.
SANFiiANcisco , Maich 17. A circular ad
dressed to agents and shippers has been Is
sued by the Southern Paeliiccompany stating
that in compliance with the inter-state com
merce law all special and contract rates
quoted or entered into bv the company will
bo cancelled the 3lst Instant , betoic which
date new tariffs and Instructions to agents
will be furnished.
WASHINGTON , March 17. Colonel Svviti-
ler , clilel of the bureau of statistics of the
treasury department has decided to gather ,
compile and publish .statistics showing the
commerce of the Mississippi and Ohio rivers
and of the bridges which cross them. In this
work It Is proposed to give not only a com
plete historical review -of the volume and
characteristics of the commerce of the rivers
in tlio past , but a statement of their influ
ence upon the development of thu country
through which they Jlovv : the changes In
their commerce as ttio result of the inaugu
ration of our great railway system ; their In
fluence In keeping down the rates of freights
on railroads , etc. It Is the intention to bring
this information as far as piactlcable down
to January 1. Ib87. To collect , formulate
and report tins Information tlneo experts
have been appointed whose services will bo
paid for out of thetreasury. . The three ex
perts appointed are for the Ohio rivernnd the
hi idires , which cross It between Pittsbur <
and Cairo , Henry A. Dudley , secretary of the
Hoard of trade , Louisville , Ky. ; for the up
per Mississippi and the bridges which cross
It ( some liftecn in number ) between St. Paul
and St. Louis. Frank Johnson , of Clinton ,
l.i. , and foi the lower Mississippi , between
St. Louis and the Gulf of Mexico , George H.
Morgan , societarv of the Merchant's UK-
change of St. Louis. It Is hoped to have the
report completed and published bv the meetIng -
Ing of congress in December next.
The Appeal or the AnnrchlstH.
. CHICAGO , March 17. Tfie Daily News
special from Ottawa , HI. , whore the supreme
court Is In session , states that the hearing ot
the argument on the motion for a new trial
for the seven condemned Haymarket anaich-
Ists began this morning. The court room
was crowded with spectators. Chief Justice
Scott was absent , but all other members of
the court were In their places. Leonard
Swctt opened the argument for the condemn
ed men , but his plea was 'disappointing.
His line of argument was that the
evidence produced on the trial was not
worthy of credence. Ho occupied half an
hour in emphasising the point that the evi
dence of the witness Gilmer was contradict
ory and unworthy of belief. As soon as ho
had finished Sweit left the courtroom. Ing-
ham ' followed for the state and made a
stionger and moro effective speech even than
nt the trial in tlio lower court , Xolsler will
tollow for the anarchists , which will close
the arguments tor the day.
Moses Solomon was to-day discharged
from his connection with the defense of the
nnaichlsts by the committee having the case
of the condemned men In charge. The reason -
son given by the committee for the attoi ney'n
discharge Is his "extreme ambition. " Ho In-
slsted on making a speech before the siuuemo
court at Ottrvva In spite of the ptotests ot his
Germany and France.
Nivv : YORK , March 17. ( Special Telegram
to the Br.n.J The Courier , the French
paper here , publishes a special cablegram
from P.uls giving an Interview with Count
DoLesicps on Ills recent visit to Beilln. Ho
says Kmpoior William said to him : " 1 am
opposed to war and will not fight unless I
am attacked. My son shares my views on
the matter. I shall always oppose war for I
am convinced that neither Germany nor
France deslio it. Consequently an entente
Is always possible If. not Immediately at
tainable * in our diplomatic relations. " Count
DoLcsseps added that Kmprcss Augusta ex
pressed a friendly feeling for Franco. lie
had a promenade with ISKmarck in thu lat-
ter's garden. Thn chancellor told him that
war had been imminent but there was at
present no danger , as the situation hnd
greatly Improved. He. did not deslro war.
He wished his visitor to convoy to President
Grevy the expression of his high esteem ,
nnd he added that Franco was loituiutoto
have at tlio head other affairs a man who
was so well adapted to play the role of a
peace preserver. He"did " not blame General
lioulanger tor putting France In a state of
defense , and he would not Interfere In that
Will Itctarn to Work.
CLEVELAND , March 17 , Thrco weeks ago
COO men employed at the American wire
works asked for a 10 per cent Increase In
their wages. The demadd was refused. To
day the men met and voted on a proposition
to return. The anti-strike side carried the
hour by six majority and the mun will resume
their placet-at once.
Nebraska anil lovvn Weather.
For Nebraska Fair weather , higher tern-
peruturo In eastern portion and stationary
temperature In western portion , variable
winds , generally southerly.
For Iowa Fair weather , higher tempera
ture , southerly winds.
Brick Manufacturer Falls.
ST. CLOUD , Minn. , March 17.-Grlflln
Bros. , pressed brick manufacturers , have
assigned. Liabilities , 9123.000 ; assets , 870-
COO. Thu failure was ono of the results of the
losing of V. G. Hush's Minneapolis bank.
FATAL WRECK AT RED OAK ,
A Boy Killed in a Tail-End Collision nnd
Several Others Injured.
VALUABLE STOCK DESTROYED.
The Iliirlhut , HCBH &Co. Liquor Cnc
In DCS Molncs llcstilts in n IMtid-
die Suicide In Adams
Killed In a Collision.
Itr.n OAK , In. , March 17. ( Special to the
Bur. I Last ninlit lied Oak was thu scene of
another fatal lailroad disaster. At seven
minutes to 3 o'clock the first section of Xo.
13 pulled Into the yards and slowed up at the
coal house foi fuel and water. The second
section was following closely , and for some
unaccountable reason the engineer did not
whistle for down brakes until the tialn was
so far advanced that It was Impossible to
stop and It went crashing through the first
section , completely demolishing the caboose
and ono stock car. Ono of the Inmates of
the caboose saw the tialr. coming and ran
through and called upon everybody to jump ,
This cleared the car of everybody but Frank
Mathovvs , who was Instantly killed. Ho was
twelve years of ace and was with | hls lather
from Fontanelle , la. , and bound lor Otis ,
Cole , , where they WITO going to locate.
John S. Doyle , a passenger from Du-
btique , was slkhtly Injured In the
face and right foot. He was bound for
Dorchester , Neb. , and continued his journey
this morning. Lconcdas Jonnlntrs , a pas-
suncer , did not pet off as easily. His right leg
Is badly crushed and may havu to bo ampu
tated. He has a wife and two children liv
ing In Missouri , and was bound tor Atkin
son , Neb. .Mr. Mathews had a car of stock
directly In front ot the caboose , which was
entirely demolished , killing one valuable
horse and a cow. Dr. K. B. Young , the com
pany's surgeon , who lives at this place , was
on the ground until noon to-day , and re
ports the wounded man Jennings as doing
as well as could bo expected. Superintendent
Brown , of the Iowa division , was In the city
last night , and Superintendent Duzitan came
in this morning. C. L. Mahrcnholy has
been on the ground all day personally seeing
to thu cleaning up of the wreck.
The Coming Haddock Trlnl.
Sioux Cirv , la. , March 17. | Special Tele
gram to the BEI : * . | As the time approaches
for the Haddock murder cases the interest
gathers and much speculation Is expressed.
The decision of the prosecution to putAiens
oorf on trial first is regarded generally as an
evidence that the state Is in possession ot
testimony upon which they rely to convict
Arcnsdoit of the cilmc charged against him
without first trying the other conspirators
and gathering a chain of evidence to convict
him. In other vv ords It Is believed more gen
erally to-day than ever before that the prose
cution have a very strong case and that the
defense is weakening. Your correspondent
conversed with one of the state's attorneys
to-day and Is satlstied that the state
will produce witnesses to the
shooting not yet known to thi
public that will clearly place the guilt on Ar-
cnsdorf. It Is not known what course the
defense will take , but there Is some likeli
hood or their endeavoring to secure n tur-
thcr postponement on technicalities. Many
ot those who have civen careful attention to
the case from the first believe that the de
fense will , in the end , set up a pica of slf-
defense lor Arensdorf. Information Is at
hand to the effect that George Treibor has ar
ranged to bo present ttt the trial nnd testify ,
and further that ho has turned state's evi
dence and will bo cranted executive clem-
enev. Attorney Wood Is said to have
secured this witness , and Editor
Stone , of the Chicaco News , has guaranteed
Immunity. That Ticiucr Is ono of the
most Important witnesses Is not denied by
any , but it has been hcictofore supposed that
ho would appear nn the trial as a witness for
the defense. Judso Lewis to-day Instructed
Sheriff McDonald to subpoana seventy jurv-
incn trom thu county outside tills township
horn which to draw a jury to try the Had
dock case. The regularly drawn petit jury
w.is waived by agreement of both prosecu
tion and defense.
Iowa Supreme Court Decisions.
DES MOINES , la. . March 17. [ Special Tel
egram to the BKI : . | The supreme court ren
dered the fol'ovvins decisions here to-day :
J. A. Ashley et , il , vs the Incorporated
town of Calliope , appellant , Sioux circuit.
Marv E. Colby vs Ena W. McQueobor et
al and Warren Walker , appellants , O'Brien
eircuit , Aflirmed.
Klmira Wlnans vs ,1. W. Huych , appellant ,
Wrlpht district. Aflirmed.
J ; L. Loncs vs 11. W. Harris ot al , appel
lants , O'Bilcn eh cult. Uoversed.
RKmnia Klllott vs John P.uker , appellant ,
Polk circuit. Modified and affirmed.
C. D. Flynn vs Whitebreast Coal com
pany , appellant , Lucas district. Modllled
John Cunningham , appellant , vs Thomas
McGowan and James F. Gallagher , Madison
Helen Segerson , appellant , vs James Se-
gerson etal. Dallas circuit. Affirmed.
Clarissa Lambert , appellant , vs Cerlstian
Shelter ot al , Johnson district Aflirmed.
Farmers & Traders' bank of Leon , Iowa ,
vs Bon Cohen ct al , appellants , Decatur dis
lieiibcn Sears vs Josephine J. Allen et al ,
appellants , Matshnll circuit. Aflirmed.
A Complicated Situation.
DES MOINKS , la. , March 17. [ Special Tele
gram to the BEE.J The wholesale drug
house of Ilurlbut , Hess & Co. was the scene
this afternoon of arrests and counter-arrests
till the employes and officers of the law were
almost inextricably mixed. Constable Pierce ,
with a force of deputies , attempted to re
move thu stock of liquors , amounting to
some 4,000 or $5,000 , which hnd been con
demned by n justice court. His draymen
vvcco thereupon arrested by the police under
warrants sworn out by the house charging
them with dollveiing goods without a per
mit. Pierce then retaliated by arresting Mr.
Ilurlbut , ono of the proprietors , on a chance
of resisting ; an officer. The house next came
back by arresting Pierce and his deputies on
n charge of oppression. The constables then
took out warrants for the arrest of the police
men who inndo the first arrests and the po
licemen went Into hidlnir. Great crowds
have hung around the store ail day watching
the arrests and waiting for some tragedy.
A Kunncr's Suicide.
Dm MOINKS , In. March 17. [ Special I
Telegram to the Bin.J George Douglass , a
well known and respected farmer of Grant
township , Adalr county , committed suicide
this morning by shooting himself in the
head with n revolver. Ho ended his exist
ence In the prnnary , where his body was
found soon after the shooting. No cause Is
assigned for the deed except long continued
Cheaper to 1'ay Fare.
Kr.oKUic , In , , March 17. [ Special Tele
gram to the BEE.J Hiram Huff , thirty yeart
old , of this city , while stealing a ride on the
Kcokuk & Western train this morning ,
jumped from the car near Sldans , recelvinu
two severe cuts in the head and leaving three
lingers cut otf by the wheels striking him.
Sued a HaJonn Keeper.
Dns MOINES , la. , March 17. [ Special Tele
gram to the BEE. ] The father of a"boy who
was recently run ovcrby the cars and maimed
for life , to-day began suit for 830,000damazei
against a saloon keeper for selling the bov
intoxicating liquor and thereby contributing
to cause the accident.
Cedar Raplda News.
CKDAH UAPIDS , la. , March 17. [ Wpeelal
Telegram to the Bu-Mn. : Johnson El
Itott , a prominent lady of Marion , dropped
dead this morning.
The Fifth district prohibition enforcement
convention has been In session to-day.
Speeches vveto made by Judge Henderson ,
Congressman Kerr and others. Strong reso
lutions have been adopted.
Drowned In the Mississippi.
CLINTON , la. , March 17. [ Special Tele
gram to the BEI : . | Niels Sorensen was
diowncd In the river at Lyons last evening
by the upsetting of a skin .
The river Is free of Ice and the ferry Is run
The artesian well Is now bored over 1,000
feet , Increasing the flow ot line water.
A Prominent Uu lnrRN Mnn Skips
With Over n Million Dollars.
Nr.vv Yoitic , March 17. The sheriff seized
the place ot Win. E. Lavvton , who did busi
ness under the firm nainn of Lavvton Bros. .
as fertllbors , under an attachment of credit-
tors for claims amounting to S'J45,000. It Is
charged that Liwtou absconded to defraud
his creditors , that ho dlsuoiod of his property
and took a large amount af money with him ,
Law ton was director in the Delta company
and was entrusted with 5100,000 In notes to
discount for the company. On March 15 ,
Lavvton Is said to have absconded with the
proceeds ol the discounted notes.
Lavvton Is a widower and solo representa
tive of the firm , his brother who was associ
ated with him having died some time ago.
Itufus T. Klrkland , Law-tori's cashier , states
that Tuesday Lavvton withdraw all his funds
fiom thn different banks In which he depos
ited and took the money with him. Lavvton
before his departure , destroyed all stubbs.
checks and paper of every kind
from which Information could bo
secured as to the disposition of
the funds and property. Joseph D. Jones
placed In Lawton's cire Tuesday , on behalf
of the company , S'-JO.OOO. This Is also gone.
Klrkland states that Tuesday ho had an
Interview with Lavvton at Broadway and
Wall streets and that Lawton requested him
to go with him to the oflice of the Tlihd
National bank and Introduce him. This ho
did. Lawton also asked him to
obtain a blank warranty deed tor
the conveyance ot real estate In New Jersey
and to meet him at the Now York hotel. He
met Lavvton there with a blank deed and
both went to the Grandccntral depot Lawton -
ton told Klrkland he intended to leave the
city bv train. He had di awn all the money
on deposit , that he was mined , that he did
not know what to < lo , and that ho would
probably commit suicide. Lawton further
said ho had exhausted all his rcsouices n'ld
was not able to nay out auv money In his
possession. He loft Klrkland to take the
The second attachment was Issued at the
instahce of the Chemical AmmonUto & Oil
company upon a similar claim. Tlio com
pany delivered to Lavvton promissory notes
of the value of S1"0XK > in trust to discount
notes and hold the proceeds for the com
pany's benefit. In addition he received 88,000
In money. He discounted the notes , kept the
proceeds and also kept the money and con
verted It to his own use. The third claim Is
one for 5.5,000 for professional services by
ItobertA. Van Wyck rendered to Lawton.
The disappearance of Lawton has created a
great deal ot apprehension and it Is gancr-
ally believed that he Is bankrupt. He left
the oflice Tuesday afternoon as usual to go to
his homo on the Hudson and has
not been seen slnco. To-day his
cashier states that several attachments
were obtained , but outside of that nothlnir
Is known. The amount of his liabilities Is
said to be about 31,000,000.
A number of Danks are reported heavy
losers through negotiations of Lawton's
paper , among them is thn First and Third
national banks , the Bank of the .Republic
and the Chemical bank.
ills associates look upon his dlsappcacance
aa part of a gigantic swindle , and believe
that he sailed on one of Wednesday's steam
ers. Ho ban a brother In Sussex , England ,
and it | ls supposed that ho has gone there.
Alter draining out all the bank accounts he
got a boy to help remove four or tlvo valises
which seemed to bo tlghtlv tilled. His credit
was high and he , was rated at 51,000,000 by
the commercial agencies.
At the office of K. G. Dun & Co. the news
of the absconding of Lavvson , as one of the
olllcers expressed It , was ' 'like a thunder
bolt. " The firm was rated as good. The
agency never had the slightest intimation
that trouble was to be feared.
Lawton negotiated his paper through the
note brokerage firm ot Titus , Mead & Co. , 81
Wall stieet , who have not loss than S100.000
of Lawton's ondoisements. Mead said that
Lawton was In his oflico on Tuesday allot-
noon. Ho took some of his paper with him
and promised to send a check tor 810,000 on
Wednesday nioinlnir. The clerk did not
come and inquiries toi Lavvton developed the
fact that ho was missing. Mead said the
total of Lawton's liabilities or defalcation
might reach $300,000 and the cashier of the
Third National bank said It was between
? SOOOOOandWO,000. At the bank It was
said that Lavvton had raised wherever
no could nnd cone off. Kllng , attor
ney , estimated that Lavvton . got at
least S'JOO.OOO in cash troin the bank am } on
discounted paper on the day of his departure.
He took the money away with him. He also
may havo'.lmd a good deal left of the pioceeds
of the claims Mr. Kling represents. S3AO.OOO.
It Is known that he lias obtained at least
S2.V,003 ot notes from various banks. Nobody
could give any Intelligent statement of Law-
ton's financial condition as a whole. No
examination hasjyet been made of the assets ,
If any there bo , and though attachments may
have been served on everything visible , In
cluding the Jersey real estate and Spnyten
Duvvel residence , It Is commonly believed
that ho has transferred his Interest In all such
pioperty. His liabilities so far as known ,
though not vet collected In any statement , are
estimated at about 81,000,000 , rattier less than
A Triple Murder.
GAI.VKSTOK. March 17. A special from ,
, San Antonio to the News says : A triple ,
murder was committed yesterday afternoon
at the railroad camp on the northwestern ex
tension of the San Antonio & Arkansas
Pass road , fourteen miles beyond Bourne.
Henry Madison , a well known stockman and
contractor , employed a laborer named Will-
lam Stone , who asked htm for some money
and being told ho could not get any
until Saturday became angered and
Raid ho would have either money or blood.
Without further provocation ho pulled a re
volver and fired , killing Madison instantly.
Two Mexicans In tne camp who had wit
nessed thu phootlng ran up and attempted
to arrest the murderer , whereupon Stone
shut and killed both of them outright. The
killing is pronounced most cold-blooded ,
and the prospects aio that It Stone Is caught
ho will be lynched.
A Rwlmlllne OlUcial Removed.
NEW YOHK , March 17. Postofllce Inspector
specter Sidney S. H.irtsham , who has been
connected with the Now York postoflico for
Home months , was removed yesterday , llu
was for several years In the Boston division
of the secret service of the postal department.
It Is charged that Hartsham Is the head of a
company in this city and that ho received
money sent In reply to circulars advertising
af 1 watch which was only sun dial.
A Wall Street Crook Cacod.
NKW YOIIK , March 17. Wm. J. Hutchln-
son , ox-broker , was arrested to-day , and
taken to the Tombs prison. Ho was charged
by William H , Slstaro , ot the firm of George
Sistare A Company , with converting to Ills
own use and benefit and that of his wlfoove :
83.-i,000 worth of stocks. The stoik was de
posited on different dates In lbS4 , with
Uutchlnson to ralbo a loan.
The Biff Muddy Ilrcaka.
FCHT Buroiii ) , Dak. , March 17. A gen
eral breakup of the Missouri river above the
mouth of the Yellowstone took place to-day.
The river Is bank full and the great volume
of water will prevent the Ice from gorging ,
A. gorge twenty-five miles below here Hooded
tbo Little Muddy country , driving umnj
settleis from their homes.
Strnck For Nine Hour * .
CINCINNATI. March 17 , Over TW nrrni-
teetural Iron workers of this city ami Cnv
Ington struck to-day. They dnm.uid iilni
hours work and the same pay they now ru
cflvs ( or tea hours' work ,
CELEBRATED ON THE OLD SOD
How St. Patrick's ' Day Was Ushered in Oa
tbo Emerald Islo. i
COMMENTS OF THE IRISH PRESS.
Royalty as Well n * the Common People
ple Remember the Day In Lon
don Dr. McOlynn Bponka
In New York.
The Day lit Dublin.
1SS7 liu Jitmt * ( . 'uttliiii Hewlett. ]
DUIII.IN , March 17. New York Herald
Cable Special to the BIK.J : Lenguois and
antl-lcagucrs , Parncllltes and Orange *
men alike are honorln ; St. Patrick's day. It
VMIS ushered In by the firing ot guns from
the castle on the ono hand , and by this lender
In the Jftveinan's Journal on thcother : "Tho
prospect of liavlng to live dovvnthu resolu
tion of Salisbury's 'government that will not
flinch , ' casts no shadow ot gloom upon the
millions of lilslimcn who to-day celebrate
their national festival. At the end will Irish
men bo a whit bettor disposed toward the
union which can only bo maintained through
such mctnsV Will they bo less firm In their
determination to shake oil their fetters ? Ate
our rulers foolish enough to think that , attor
a lapse of years , a St Patrick's day may
dawn upon an Irish nation contentedly hug
ging Its chains aud meekly passive under op-
prcsslon ? The very threat of coercion has
braced the nerves of irishmen like a tonlo
does. Instead of dismaying and disorgan
izing them , It has drawn them closer to each
other and to their leaders who are nt present
waging the battle of representative institu
tions , and will soon bo tilnngod Into a far
more bitter strife against the policy of co
A cnnr.nt.i:5s rnosrncr.
Coincident with the boisterous weather wo
arc now "enjoying" the Dublin Kxpress thus
blusters : "St. Patrick's day opens up on as
cheerless a prospect In the eyes of all true
lovers of Ireland as any 17th of March slnco
the day was first made a festival. The Insur-
icctton of 'Young Ireland' and the Fenian
brotherhood were not , as Is the present agi
tation , Inseparably mixed up with the land
question. 'Young Ireland' actually had gen
tlemen for its collca.'ues. The Konlaiis of
IbCSwero somewhat Inferior , but a few of
them bad , at any rate , tlio qualities ot soldiers
of fortune. It was reserved for the later de
velopment of the movement to ally itself
with murder clubs and the mutilation of
dumb cattle. Even in this lower depth there
Is ttlll a lower one sic , dynamite on the ono
hand , and the moral scavenging work of
United lieland on the other. Sedition has
become a thing honest men shudder at and
at which they hold their noses. Yet It is
more Influential with the Irish populace than
Fcnianlsm and many times more HO than
Lord Londonderry omitted the usual
drooping of colors hi the castle court ynrd
ICoi'l/rfofil / 1S87 In James ( Jordan flcmitlf.1
LONDON , March 17. [ Now York Herald
Cable-Special to the BBG-.l-Ulih
winds blew in a traditional St. Patrick's day.
Notwithstanding that the teinDorattne was
low and that snow covered the roofs of
houses , jonquils , crocuses , daffodils and hya
cinths bloomed in window boxes. The
market hucksters hay never befoio were there
so many shamrock bunches sold. Cab horses
and carters and the East Knrt population
gencially woie the green plant as extensive
as the West End usually sports the prim
rose. Even royalty remembered the St.
Patrick's day of the jubilee year and the
band of the Grenadier guards which did duty
at St James Palace , played Irish alls In the
court yard this moinlng while mounting
guard. They were enthusiastically cheered
by an luimenso crowd of boys
belonging to the schools of the
Benevolent Society of St. Patrick at Block
Friars. These boys received now clothes and
a small sum of money , nnd were granted a
half holiday. There were special services at
all the Uoman Catholic ckurchcs , the most
Impressive being at St. Patrick's In Soho.
Kvery bianch of the national league In Lon
don held meetings or gave conceits this
evening. The annual banquet of the league
In London took place at St. James' hall ,
under the presidency of Mr. boxtou , M. P.
The ono hundred and fourth festival of the
Benevolent Society of St. Patrick was cele
brated oy a dinnerat the Fice Mason's tavern ,
with the Duke ot Abercom in the chair.
Mr. Sexton , M. P. , was to have boon chair
man , but at the last moment It was an
nounced that he would bo unable to preside
and the place was filled by Mr. Uarrett Byrn ,
M. P. for Wicklow. The speech of the even
ing was made by Mr. Labouchero In answer
to the toast , "Ireland a Mutton. " Ills per
oration aroused such enthusiasm that a Pic
cadilly tory passing outside- stopped to hear
the Inside cheers. He said substantially :
"Wo must not relax our efforts.
Wo are told that a crushed vvoun would turn
upon his oppressor , but If the worm had a
little more backbone and common sense It
would turn before it Is crushed. You are
threatened with a fresh coercion act for Ire
land. The tory ministers ou-jht to have
known by the results of other coercion acts
that coercion would never extinguish the
passionate love ot country that burned In
every Irishman's breast. As it has buun with
former coercion acts , so It will , bo with
tills. The English government might im
prison the best and noblest of Its patriots ; It
might send Us police and its magistrates and
It3 soldiers to aid landlords to rack rent and
evict , but Ireland will emerge as she always
had done fiom the trial , ready to boar all ,
to sutler nil and to dare all tn the cause of
right. You have wandered along In the
desert , but the piomlsed land is now tn sight.
Only bo tiuo to yourselves and the pabt and
you must soon enter that promised land. "
IIKSKVOI.KNI SOClKTt OP SI' , 1'ATllICK.
The ono hundred and fouith festival of the
Benevolent Society of St. Patrick vvns celebrated
brated by a dinner at the Free Mason tavern ,
with the Duke of Abercom In the chair.
There were balls , concerts , dinners aiut festi
vals throughout the forty mile area of the
great metropolis. Veteran repoitcrs agree
that never before hau a ondonSt. Patrick's
day been moie widely and wnrmly celebrated.
DETIIOIT , March 17. At the celebration oC
St. Patrick's day in this city to-night Senator
C. W. Jones , of Florida , was ono of the chief
speakers. After speaking of the marvelous
progress made in tliU iiintry slnco ItH first
settlement , he took up the subject of labor ,
opposing any government interfurenco be
tween labor and capital. Senator Jones
leaves here In a fiiw days to enter the racrtf
for senator from Florida. Tlio election takes
place In A pi II.
At Nntv Vnrk.
NEW Voiiif , March 17. At R St. Tat-
rick's day picnic of Irish societies to-day ,
ftev. Father McCilynn made nn address , thtj
first part of which dratt with the blessings ot
tluibolovcd saint's work to Ireland , Mc-f
Ulynn then branched off Into BI discussion of.
the land project which lioi made nlu )