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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE ,
SIXTEENTH YEAH. - OMAHA. SATURDAY RIORNHVG. MAECH 20 ; 1887. NUMBEli 280
GRINDING OUT NEW LAWS ,
The Rush of Bills in Both Chambers Con
KECKLEY'S GRAIN BILL SIGNED.
Prohibition Imlcllnltcly Postponed By
the Senate The House FavorI
Helling the Snllno
A Itiul Mistake.
Srnnto Proceeding * .
LINCOLN , Neb. , March --Special [ Tele-
cram to the Br.n ] The senate committee
on claims reported favorably upon all the
claims submitted by the ) house except thatot
1,0-13 lor the relief of Cass county , which
was placed on the general lile. The bill of A
N. Kusinll for 31W as a copy holder was ie-
ferred to the committee on claims. House
loll 22 , relating to primary elections , was
recommended for passage by the committee
of the whole. Access.
Immediately upon the meeting of the senate -
ate In the afternoon the body resohcd Itself
Into committee ol the whole with Mr. Moore
of Lancaster In tlioclmir.
Semite lilo 220 , relating to executors and
administrators , wan recommended to pass.
House roll l.'i , tlio bill for an act to prevent
acqulrlnt ! of titles to lands In the state of
Nebraska or Urn descent thereof to non
resident aliens , and to provide for the es
cheating thereof on thu death of the owner.
was considered and the committee asked
leave to sit again.
Senate tile 57 , to regulate the practice of
medicine and providing for a state board of
medical examiners , was recommended to
pass.House roll 255 , for the relief of the city of
Grand Island , was recommended to pass.
Senate file 1 % , limiting the rates ot toll on
bridges and ferry boats In the state , was
Senate Ille 'My , relating to the Issuing and
payment of school district bonds , was recom
mended to pass.
House roll -'it , refunding taxes Illegally
colect"it ! to Dixon county , was recommended
to pass , and a like bill tor the relief of Cass
county received the same faorablo considera
llniiso roll 477 , for the payment to Kearney
county the costs of prosecuting Matt Zim
merman , was luvorablo recommended.
Senate lilo W , which piovldes lor the man
ner of organization and restrictions of
mutual life insurance companies , t'oieiirn
and domestic , transacting business In Ne
braska. was called up by Mr. t uller. A long
i discussion followed , Mr. Colbv opposing tlio
bill , while Messrs. Fuller and Meiklejohn
championed the measure. This bill provides
that such companies must file with the audi
tor of state a guarantee bond for the motcc-
tlon of policy Holders In the amount , lor for
eign companies , of S20.000 , and homo com
panies 510,000. The discussion of the meas
ure brought up acalri an airing of the Bea
trice Institution , much In thn same strain as
the discussion the day before , and the bill
was favoiably recommended. . If It passes It
will radically change the manner of trans
acting b ; siness.
Mr. Keckley called up ( senate file 2S1 , a bill
for an act to prohibit the manufacture , sale ,
purchase or giving away of malt , spirituous.
vinous or Intoxicating liquor in the state of
Nebraska : to provide for the issuance of a
permit to buy or sell the same tor mechan
ical , medical , culinary and sacramental pur
poses onlv , and to provide punishment for
the violation of the same and for the viola
tion of any of the provisions of this act , and
to provide for the Issuance of a search war
rant authorising an olllcer to seaich lor and
selro the same wherever found In violation
of this act. It was recommended to pass.
When the committee ruse the measure was
Indefinitely postponed on an aye and nay
oto , as follows :
Ayes Bonesteol , Burn ham , Campbell , Cas
per. Conger. Duras , Hlgglns of Cass , Hlg-
glns of Coltnx , Llnlngcr , Mooro. Srhmlnko ,
Shcrvln , Spilck , Tzschuck , Vandemark ,
Wolbach , Wrlght-17.
Nays Brown , Calkins Colby , Fuller ,
Hesitwell , Holmes , Keckley , Kent , Lindsay ,
Linnn , Majors , McNanur , Mulklejohn , Bob
bins. Suell. Sterllng-10.
The senate then adjourned.
KECKI.RY'S ( UIA1N HILT. SldXKD.
Governor Thayer in the afternoon signed
the bill to prohibit thu pooling ot grain deal-
In the IIoiiNc.
LIXCOLN , Neb. , March 45. [ Special Tele
gram to the BUK. I The house lead a num
ber of senate Hies both the first and second
times. Mr. Whltmoro tiled a majoilty re
port of the committee on lallroads , suggest
ing the passage of bill 1IW without the maxi
mum rate , on the ground that It would bo
fill re to pass the scnato and would thus ena
ble the present legislature toelTcct some rail
road legislation beloro ndjotnnment. This
report was signed by Whltmore , Bowman ,
Schamp , Ballard , Wlthorald , N. C. Crane ,
Agee and Miller. The minority report was
signed bv Messrs. Cannon , Glllmore , New-
comber , Blck and Harrison. It set torth that
In the early discussion and passage of
192 , the house Dy a vote 78
to 13 had shown that It wanted the maximum
rate and that showing represented the pee
ple. It was not fair that seventeen men in
the other house should override such a ma
jority. They therefore suggested that all of
-ak Benato file 41 bo stricken out after the enact
- ing clause , and all ot house roll 102 except
the enacting clause be substituted. Forty-one
Is a copy of the Inter-state law , while the
other contains the maximum rate clause ,
passed by the house but postponed in the sen
ate , Motions were made to adopt both re
ports , but on motion of Mr. Caldwell ,
the bills , with both reports , were
ordered to general tile. The anti-gambling
bill was then taken up and after some lillbus-
taring was ordered to third reading by a vote
of SO to 8s. The special committee on
the selection of bills for considera
tion reported a number for third reading ;
"others for the committee of the whole and
others still for indclinlte postponement. The
following bills wcro favorably reported on In
committee of the whole : House roll 4 to ,
punishing false preieuses In registering
cattle ; 471 , granting telegraph and telephone
companies right of way on thoroughfares ;
400 , relating to township organl/atlons ; 444 ,
authorizing mutual county insuianee com-
panics , and -IOS , iclatlug to the registration
The following bills were passed : Senate
file V , entltllnr a wife to the possession of her
real estate In ease of divorce from or the llfo
Imprisonment ol Her husband ; hou eroll r > 0 ,
providing for equalizing assessments In
counties under township organization. Also
. " 5 , the tirst section ot which reads a fol
lows : "Any number of persons not less than
live mar associate themselves together and
become Incorporated for the purpose of con-
struetlnr , maintaining and operating union
frelcht and passenger depots , and the tracks ,
structures , appliances and appiutenances in
cident and necessary to the use of the same ,
In like manner and by like proceedings as
are now provided In chapter 10. of the He-
vised Statutes of Ifeo , for the organization of
railway companies , Including the exercise of
the power of eminent domain. " This bill Is
known to b in the Interest of certain Oma-
Thogo\rmor announced that he had signed
house roll 110 , providing for the repairing ot
brldces under township organization.
Mr. llelnuod's bill 263 , requiring the pay
ment of all taxes on real estate before plat
ting the name , was fatorably recommen
The following were passed with but little
opposition : 4 , transferring $75.000 from
he hospital to the general fund : house roll
451 , amending the law governing cities of
let-s than r > ,003 Inhabitants so as to reduce the
number of water commissioners.
The specUl committed appointed to amend
the Saline land sale bill by siiccestlng the sale
of 240 acn\s , In parcels of forty acres , at mini
mum prices running from 8100 to 8400 per
acre , reported. 'J ho sale mity take place at
juiy time wltliln two yean , at thu option ot
th present lessee.
Air. A < * moved that fna report be adopted
and the iiuoiidmat printed.
Mi. Su.yth wanted the report read again
and Mr. Miller made in effort In the samedl
Air , Underbill - ' ' " - -i j it. * uii
in.iito a special order for to-morrow at 10
o'clock , but tl.ls was voted down savagely.
Mr , Bowman moved the previous question.
While thu chair was going through thu pre-
llmlnaiy motions. Mr. Miller vainly en
deavored to catch the speaker's ear. He then
took occasion tti say that a person w ho n ed
his gavel to put oir discussion had no busi
ness In thocliAir.
The previous question prevailed and Mr.
Agio's motion wascanled by aloud vote.
Mr. Miller then niONed to reconsider the
vote , and Mr , Smyth moved the call of the
house , which \\ns done , there being no one
ubii'iit except those excused.
Mr. Bowman moved to lay Mr. Miller's mo
tion to reconsider on the table and the mo
House roll'-i'it , to sell all unsold state lots
In Lincoln and apply the proceeds to com
plete the c.ipltol and decorate the
grounds , was called. These lots are
Sll In number and will probalilybrlng 310,000.
It lorjtilrcd nearly half an hour to make the
\otc , dining which time the Lincoln mem
bers busied themselves In fishing lor enough
votes to secure the emHuency clause , in
which they were successful.
House roll 2J , locating a road In I'lcrco
: onuty , was recommended for passage , as
as also toll .TO , allotting a stenographer to
inch of thn supreme court juducs at a salary
f S4 per day.
Mr. Andres bill , 15. , amending the election
aws for metiopolltan cities , was next fav-
rcil for passage. It Is the longest bill Intro
duced , compiling forty-six paxes of close
ulnt It Is safe to say It was not read by
hrec men on the floor.
Senate lile ll > 7 , authorizing the
establishment of cemeteries In cities of the
ii'cond class , was passed.
Mr. Kcckley's senate lilo ! 223 , submitting to
.he people the question of a constitutional
onvcntion , was lost by a vote of 42 to 44.
Mr. Newcomer's bill to whip wife beaters
was defeated by a vote of 4U to 41.
House roll 4ttt , establishing am ( cultural ex
perimental stations , was passed.
The report of the special committee on the
election of bills for consideration made tills
nornlng was adopted.
Mr. Newcomer's bill providing for about
eighty emplojea In both houses was recom
mended to pass.
Mr. Whltmoro moved to strike out the
: haplaln , but thu motion was lost , ten \otlng
"or It , among whom were Messrs. Whltmore ,
larvoy , Hulmrod and Andres.
Adjourned. _ _ _
Tin ; Pharmacy Itill.
LI.VCOT.N , Neb. . March 2. . [ Special to the
: $ ni : . | The piluclpal features of the pharm
acy bill signed yesterday by the governor
are as follows : There shall be aboard st\ led
.ho Nebraska State Hoard of Pharmacy , con
sisting of the nttornoy-geneial , secretary of
state , auditor , treasuicr , commissioner ot
public lands and buildings , and this boaul
shall appoint five examiners or secretaries
who shall be skillful apothecaries of sc\en
years practical experience. They shall bo
actually engaged in the drug business in the
state and shall assist the board in conducting
all examinations ot parties desliing to trans
act the drug business In this state. These
scctutnrlos shall bo paid S5 for each day ac
tually spent in tins work , and all just and
luasouable expenses Inclined attending
meetings ot the board. They shall bo se
lected from ten practical pharmacists recom
mended by the Nebraska State Pharmaceuti
cal association. All expenses of the board
aie to be paid out of the lees icceived by thu
same. All tees in excess of the expenses ,
shall be paid into the state treasuiy. Tlio
board shall organi/u within tlility days after
its appointment by electing a president and
secretary , whose tci m ol olllce shall be one
year. The secretary for his services , shall
receive not to exceed S100 a year , in addition
to his salary.
Tlio boaul shall examine all applications ,
grant-cortllicates ot reiribtration , prosecute
all violators of the law , report annually to
the governor and State Pharmaceutical asso
ciation upon the condition ot pharmacy In
this state , and the number of pharmacist ! )
rcglsteied. The board shall meet no the
first Tuesday of March , July and November.
Pharmacists who may be in bushiest' lor
themselves In this state when the law goes
Into elfect , or who shall have been employed
In the business in this state for three years
prior to that time , may within three months
Ille application for membership , and upon
the payment ot 92 shall be granted a certili-
cate ot registered pharmacist. If application
should not be made within the time pre-
bciibed , then the pharmacist shall uudeigo
Licentiates In pharmacy shall not be less
than eighteen years of age. Bcfoio under
going examination they shall turnlsh satis
factory evidence that they are ot temperate
habits. If an applicant should fall in his
first examination his application fee shall be
placed to his credit for a second examina
tion any time within the year. Ceitlticalcs
ot registration may be gi anted without ex
amination to licentiates of other pharmacy
boards upon payment of $2. The board may
Issue certificates to clerks who have been en
gaged two years or more in the business In
the state , but this certificate shall not entitle
the holder to engage In business on his own
account or take charge of a drug store. The
annual dues of pharmacists shall be SI and
of assistants SO cents. In case of chance In
the location of a member's place of business
the board must be notified of
the sauie. Each member must dls-
' his certillcate In his store ,
egistratlons obtained through false repre
sentations shall be void. Any non-registered
pharmacist , who , ninety days alter the passage
of this bill shall neglect to place a registered
pharmacist In charge of such place , or allow
medicine to be compounded In bis store un
less by a registered pharmacist , shall be lined
not less than 810 nor more than 3100 , or be
Imprisoned not less than ten da vs. This
penalty docs not apply to retail dealers at a
distance of not loss than five miles of a regis
tered pharmacist , nor with exclusive whole
sale dealers , nor resident physicians who
dispense medicine on their own prescrip
No person shall add to or remove from any
drug any Ingredient or material which ahull
deteriorate the quality of the same , under pen
alty of prosecution with all the costs of action
and a line of not less than 810 nor more than
100.To examine such adulterations , the board
of pharmacy may employ chemists , and If
found necessary prosecute the offender. The
pharmacist ot every house dispensing and
compounding medicines registered under
this act shall be exempt and free from all
jury duty In the courts of this state.
A Dangerous Mistnkn.
LINCOLN , Neb. , March 25. [ Special
Telcaram to thoBEK. | A dangerous mis
take has been discoveicd In the engrossing
of the bill appropriating 575,000 for the
asylum for Incurable Insane at Hastings. As
It now reads the amount appropriated Is only
$75. There was an attempt made to fix the
matter and keep It quint , though It Is not
generally known how It may bo done be
cause the governor has signed the bill.
The opinion Is entertained by all the legis
lators to whom I have spoken that this
grave blunder vitiates the appropriation.
Governor Thayer , however , hopes that It may
be remedied by inserting the 975,000 in the
general appropriation bill , which will soon
come up in the senate , and which then will
have to be teturncd to the house for concur
rence. This will require nearly all the re
maining days of the session. The discovery
has opened the ryes of every legislator who is
Interested In an appropilatfon and has caused
a general oveihanling of all appropriations
enrolled , while It has also evoked much criti
cism of the careless manner In which Impor
tant clerical work has ueeu performed.
Judge Neubauor Serenaded.
SIDNHY , Neb. , March 25.-Special [ Tele
gram to the BEE.J Judge Julius Neubauer ,
recently elected junior vice commander of the
G. A. 1L of Nebraska , was tendered a sere
nade this evening by citizens and the
Twenty-first Infantry band. Commander
Henry delivered the address of welcome ,
which was reollnely responded to by Neu
bauer. People generally rejoice at this mark
of recognition to western Nebraska.
Fremont Ilfjoloe * Greatly.
FUKMONT , Neb. , March 25. | Spe lal to the
BEB.I Fremont IB again rejoicing with
great joy. This time It la on account ot the
positive assurances and protpecU of securing
the B , & M. railroad. The line Is to be con
structed to UiU plac * from Ithaca , a small
village In ( launders county , on sectloni28 ol
townahu ) . Already Immense stocks
ot material have been deposited at that point
by the company , and jcstortlay WXJ men and
teams from the various grading gangs of the
company reported at Wahoo by orders from
hcad < | itaitei $ . It Is al o definitely known
hero , direct from the management of the
road , that It Is to be built to Fremont this
summer. The route from Ithaca to this city
Is an easy one , anil a good point for a bridge
ncto-s the Piatto river two and a half miles
east ot the city. _
The Honm Ktrikct Kearney.
KIAIINIT : : , Neb. , March 2. " > . [ Special to
the Br.n.J Wo have been looking anxlouslv
lor the boom to strike us , and It has come at
last. Monday the real estate transfers
amounted to S1,7x ) , Tuesday to S2.010 , and
Wednesday S17.4CO. Parties are here from
Omaha , Cincinnati , Chicago and points
further east buying , they having been so sit
uated as to bo Informed on railway matters
sooner than the cltl/ens of Kearney. You
may know that property Is not veiy high as
jet when 1 tell you that many pieces are
paying 15 per cent on the prices asked for
them. Kearney is surely coming to the place
she properly belongs the third city in Ne
A School Exhibition.
Sciii'i.nit , Neb. , March 35. [ Special Tele
gram to the Br.K. ] The winter term of the
city schools closed to-day with an exhibit.
The exhibit consisted of specimens of pen
manship , examination papers , historical
and geographical maps , with drawings by the
physiology and natuial history classes ; also
specimens ot free hand and ornutnental
drawing. Altogether It was a very creditable
ihowing of the year's work.
Another Road For tioitp City.
Lour City , Neb. , March 25.-SpecIal [
Telegram to the BnE.l Great excitement
irovails hero over the arrival of a B. & M.
nglnecr corps , running a line Into Loup
City from Kavenna. Tobias Castor , the
Ight-of-wav nnn. has bargained for tlio
ight-of-wav and depot grounds between the
Jnlou Pacific depot and the public square.
HAimiSON WILL NOT KUN.
barter Again Declines to Accept the
Nomination For Mayor.
CHICAGO , March 25. Mayor Carter U.
larrlson has again declined the democratic
nomination for ma > or of Chicago , and this
line declares that his decision Is final. He
; cnt out a notice to the democratic central
tty committee for a special meeting this
afternoon , when ho lead a prepaicd letter
outlining his purpose and thn reasons which
actuated him to this course. Ho openly dec-
aics that lie has been opposed by icprcscnta
.Ivesoftho administration at Washington ,
and has also been charged with treachery to
political filends , and for these reasons ho
will not be a candidate. The letter states
hat at the convention ho was carried away
by the enthusiasm of the moment and decided
to accept. Alter stating the endless abuse
ho had been subjected to by the press for
jcars , which ho bore with comparative
equanimity because his peisonal honor was
never attacked , ljut now , being accused of
betraying a fiiend , the situation was unbear
able and life too short In which to nudeitako
to set himself right , and after declaring that
knowing well the consequences of
the action , which will bo to forever
bar him from political honors In the future ,
he must irrevocably withdraw his name
Irom the head ot tickets. The mayor says ;
"Tho confidential adviser in Chicago of the
picsidcut of the United States lias taken the
public position that 1 should bo defeated In
the Interest of the national administration.
Tlio three newspapers which are the organs
of the president in Chicago have attacked
me violently since my nomination and urged
my defeat Tins convinces me that the
president of the United States does not
desire me to be elected. I therctoio respect
fully suggest that you call into consultation
with vou the gentlemen who are known to
bo advisers here of the federal administra
tion and nominate a ticket which will com
mand their support" Tlio charge ot treach
ery made In the letter has relerenco to De-
witt C. Cregler , a former city superintendent
of public woiks , and who was urgbd for the
nomination upon the theory that lliinison
would not accept another nomination.
W hat course the democratic party will now
pursue is not stated. Some of the party
men declare that Harrison cannot resiu-n
now and will have to make the race , while
others Intimate that a new man will bo
A friend of the mayor said to-day , when
the news of the latest move became known
around thu city hall , that Harrison's final de
termination In the matter was a logical re
sult ot a careful survey of the situation.
With President Kern , ottlio Cook County
Democratic club lighting him ; with Alder
man Hildrctli waving active war against
him. and with all of Cregler's friends ready
to bolt the nomination , ho appreciated the
gravity of thu case and determined to get out
of the race. Harrison said that Ms action
was final. J. 11. McAvoy , the candidate for
city treasurer on the democratic ticket tele
graphed the campaign committee to-day that
under no circumstances would he accent
A meeting of the members ot the Illinois
club was held this evening , at which demo
crats and republicans were present , and
steps wore taken looking to the nomination
ot so-called "citizen's ticket"
a - Arrange
ments were made to Induce as many as pos
sible of the other prominent clubs to join In
the movement. Two tickets are now In the
field. Koche , the republican nominee , did not ,
it was claimed , represent the bulk of his party ,
being comparatively unknown and only fully
satisfying the labor clement. It was pro
posed to nominate tor mayor E. Nelson
Blake , ex-piesldent of the board of trade ,
who was defeated by Uoclio in the republican
convention. The Illinois club Is wholly
composed of Mayor Harrison's neighbors
and there Is a suspicion In some Quarters that
he will ultimately be named Instead of Blake ,
or that Blake , being In the field and divid
ing Kochu's support , Harrison will again
become a candidate , especially If able to
make a deal with the United laborparty.
THE GRANT MKMORIAU
Committees Appointed By the Grand
Army , Commandcr-ln-Chinf.
MILWAUKKE , Marcli 25. Commander-tn-
Chief Falrclilld , of tlio Grand Army of the
Republic , has Issued a general order In rela
tion to the memoilal at Washington , U. C. ,
In honor of the late General U. S. Grant.
Pursuant to the resolutions adopted at the
last national encampment , Commander Fairchild -
child has appointed a committee , to bo
known as the Grant memorial committee ,
consisting of oue member from each depart
ment , of which committee the comniauder-
In-chlef will be chairman. The following
are members of the committee : Dakota , \V.
V. Lucas , Chamberlain ; Illinois. J. W.
Hurst. Chicago ; Iowa , W. It. Manning , New
ton ; Nebraska , Samuel B. Jones , Omaha ;
Wisconsin , 11. G , Bogcrs , Milwaukee. Exec
utive committee : P. P. Burdctte , chairman ;
George S. Evans , Ira M. Hedges , Kobert K.
Besth , John P. Kea , A. G. Peterson. D. N.
Foster. II. M. Novlns , II. P. LIe > d. lie also
suggests that on the 27th day of April next ,
which will be the sixty-fifth anniversary of
the birth of General Grant every post of the
G. A. It. shall , at some convenient hour , as
semble and. Inviting their fellow-cltl/ens to
meet with them , hold a feast of patriotism
and thereupon solicit and receive contribu
tions for the memorial.
Canadian Election Bribery.
OTTAWA , March 25. Thn grand jury of
Victoria county , New Brunswick , at Ed
monton yesterday found an Indictment
against the son ot John Costlgan , minister
of Inland revenue , for bribery IB the recent
elections. Indictments were also tound
against his chief canvassers. If the charge
Is proven Costlgan will be compelled under
the statute to resign bU position In the cabi
net and bo disqualified from sitting In the
Cable Work Ilesnmed.
CHICAGO , March 24 , Work was re
sumed on the cable system of the North Chicago
cage railway this morning , Judge Tutny , of
the circuit court , having refused to crant the
Injunction asked for to compel the ( topping
Jack Marion Hustled Hence With Hemp tit
FORMALITIES OF THE CHOKE
The Alttrdcrcr Iloi Protesting Ills In-
noocnco mid Asking Forgiveness
History of the Crime , the
Capture and Conviction.
BnATUicn , NKII. , March
[ Special Telegram to the BEK.J Jackson
Marion , murderer of John Cameron , was
hanged hero this morning at 11:20. :
The doomed man pal took of a hearty
supper last night and retired at 11 o'clock ,
after having been In consultation with his
spiritual adviser several hours. Ho slept
soundly and aioso at 7 o'clock this morning.
After a hearty breakfast ho was again clos
eted with his spiritual adviser , who remained
with him until a very few minutes before
the execution. At 11 a. m. , the prisoner
mounted the scalfotd. A brief prayer was
offered by Itov. Albilght. The prisoner was
then given an opportunity to speak. After a
delay of about ten minutes , during which
death like quiet prevailed , the prisoner began
in a firm tone of voice. Ho made no con-
'esslon or statement of any kind regarding
he crime of which ho was convicted. Ho
asked forgiveness and said ho had forgiven
The drop fell at 11:20 : and ho was pro
nounced dead at 11:35. : His neck was broken
md ho died without a. struggle , llellglous
iervlces weio held at 100 : In the jail , conducted -
ducted by Kev. G , U. AlbrUht , who also
offered a prayer on the scaffold for the con
loinued man. Mailon nnrched out to thu
caflold and ascended the steps
with a firm tiead and without
iclp. Ho exhibited nerve all the way
lirough , placidly smoking his pipe before ho
went out , and in making a spcecli on thu
scaffold did It with a linn voice. He main
; alned his Innocence to the last , asked God to
bless everybody , foigavo enemies , said ho felt
kindly towaids every one and said God had
'orglven his sins anil he was ready to die.
He said ho had no confession to nnko.
The body was taken down at 11 : to and do-
ivered to the nndcitaUcis for
burial. Win. Wjmore , uncle ol
Mailon , was the only relative present.
Ho did not see thn loxecutlon and took no
[ uitin the funeral arrangements. A large
crowd surrounded the jail , but good older
was maintained by company C. Shcrifls
Bcluen , of Jetlerson county , and Mclick , of
Lancaster , wcro among the number picsent
Sheriff Davis deserves credit for tlio. able
manner in which all airangcmcnts were con
ducted. While Marlou declared that he did
not murder Camcion , theio seems to be no
doubt but that he was guilty and also guilty
ot other murders in the Indian Territory.
1IISTOHY OF THR CHIMP.
In April , Ib72 , Jackson Marion and wife
and John Cameron stilted from Jackson
county , Kansas , for Gape county , Nebraska ,
Cameron having a span of bay mareswagon
and harness and Marlou having a team ot
mules , wagon and harness. They arrived in
due time at thu home of Mrs. Warren , who
was -Mis. Marion's mo'.hcr , living near Lib
erty. Gauo countr , staj Ing there until about
May 2 , when Cameion and Marlon with the
two teams started west to work on the St.Joo
& Denver railroad near Stcele City , Neb.
On Mav5 , Maiion returned to Mrs. Warren's
alone , having the two teams , Cameion's
trunk and wearing Cameron's boots Said
hu had bought Cameron's outfit and that ho
had gone on farther west with a paity of
railto.ulPis. Marlon said he ( Marlou ) could
not make ralhoadlng pay and so he returned
to Warrejis. The neighborhood , thinking
that all was not straight , began questioning
Marlon about his trade with Cameron and > > t
Cameron's whereabouts and nnally accused
him of killing Cameron. The place grew
very hot tor him , but before any action was
taken ho had tied for parts unknown. About
this time relatives of Cameron , becoming
uneasy at Ills long absence , began to make
inquiry. They traced him to Mrs. Warren's
and Ills starting west from there , but could
find no subsequent trace ot him. They fin
ally gave tip the search and It was not until
the following March. Ib7.t , that another
chapter was opened. At tins time
word was iccelved by the coroner
of Gage county that the skeleton and
clothing of a man had been tound on Indian
creek , tit teen in lies southwest of Beatrice.
The remains were brought to lieatrlco and
an inquest held : the body being Identlllcd as
that or John Cameron , and that ho was shot
and killed by Jack Marion. Some effort was
then made to tlnd Marion , bnt without suc
cess. In December , 18S3 , nearly eleven years
after the crime had been committed , Marlon
waa seen iu the county jail at Sedan ,
Chautauo.ua county , Kansas , where ho was
awaiting trial for stealing , by a man who had
formerly lived In Gage county , and who
know that he was accused of the Cameion
murder , lie Informed the sheriff at Sedan ,
who immediately wrote to Captain Hcrron.
sheriff of ( taxo county , apprising htm of
what he had heard. Mr. Herron at once went
to Sedan , satisfied himself that he had the
right man , though Marion denied ever
having been in Nebraska or having thn name
of Marlon. Ills release was secured tiom
the Sedan jail , and he was lodged in the
Beatrice jail December 20 , 18&3 , where ho
has been ever since.
As there were no witnesses to the murder
and so long a time having elapsed since the
crime was committed. Marlon's counsel Im
agined they could easily clear him on his plea
of not guilty. To the efficient sheriff , Cap
tain Herron , and a brother of John Cameron
was duo the credit of working up n chain of
circumstantial avldeucewhlch was a surprise
to the defense and which pointed cleaily to
the detendant'sgnilt. The testimony ot wit
nesses who saw saw them together up to the
day of the murder , the possession by-Marlon
of Cameron's effects , the finding of the vic
tim's body with tlienkull pierced with bullets.
Marlon's nasty flight and his own conflicting ,
doubtful and damaging testimony left but
little doubt an to his guilt Ho was tried the
first time at the spring. It&Xterm of the Gage
county district court before Judge S. P. Dav-
llson and upon the verdict of guilty of mur
der by the jury , was sentenced to bo hung
on September 7 , IBS ! . The defense carried
the case to the suprnma court on error , won a
decision and the case sent back
tor trial. It wa.s tried the second
time at tall term IbSS before Judge Broady. .
who.after another verdict of guilty , sentenced
him to be banged on January 'M , lbS5. Again
tlio defendanttook thn case to the supreme
court bat this time without a victory as the
supreme court resonteimid him to be hanged
on Friday , March 11.1B87.
The defendants attorneys , Colby , Havlett
& Bates , It Is said , recolveu a fee of S'.UQ In
this cas from Win. Wymore. an uncle of
Marlon , but could get no more. They then
sued Wjrmoro together with two brothers of
Marlon on a contract for 82,000 fees , bnt It is
reported that they nnally compromised for
A Colored Itaplst Hunt ; .
Mr.Mmis. March 35. Amos Johnson , col
ored , aged forty , was hanged this afternoon
at 2IB : o'clock , at Marlon , Crlttendon county ,
Ark. , for outraging a little white child eight
years old. The girl , Margaret Arnold , had
been left in his charge by her parents , who
were on a llatboat. and he cared for hei for
four years. Tho'crimo was committed last De
cember and he was convicted bv a jury of
his own color. He confessed this forenoon
and made suite a lenrthy harranguo from
the scafToUf. Fully l.tXX ) people , mostly col
ored , witnessed the execution. Uls neck
was broken by the fall. The victim of his
lust is being cared for here at the bisters ot
the Good Shepherd. Her parentage , beyond
what Is stated , U unknown.
Strung Up In Montana.
DILLON , Mont , March 25. Thomas II.
Harding wasbanuted here to-day for the mur
der of WUllaju Ferguson Young , a taje
driver , while driving stage from Mclroso to
Glcndale , May 2l , 13SG. lie maintained his
Innocence to the last. Ho was stoical and
apparently indltrcrcnt ever since his nricst ,
but today , just before the execution , In an
Interview ho mentioned ills old mother and
burst Into tears. Ho met his deatli utilliue i-
Ingly , saying , "I forgive everybody. " Ho
was haiued at 2:3. : ) , dying Instantly , tils neck
A t'nlmer Jlonso 1 meetly.
CttfAoo , March 25. The laigo dining
room of the Palmer house was the scene of a
tragedy at 2 o'clock this afternoon which
throw the cuests into a tremor of excitement
and caused serious interruption to thu meal
fora time. Phillip F. Hearllng , ono of the
waiters , who was discharged this mornlnir ,
entered the room and approached Charles I- .
Jordan , the head waiter , and commenced re
monstrating at his summary dlbcl.orge.
Jordan pushed film off , which only exasper
ated Be.irllng , who , when ho found his Words
had ni ) effect , hissed throiuh his teeth : "I'll
niurdci you. " The next Instant the polished
barrel ot a pistol flashed and before anybody
could move a bullet cntcied the head of Jor
dan. Ho had partially turned awav and thn
ball euteicd under the right ear. The guests
surrounded the wounded man. carrying him
to the room of Dr. Stubhs. while In the con
fusion lioarllng succeeded in making ills es
cape. Bearllng Is a largo negro and easily
reco ni/.ed , and Is said to be disliked by the
coloied people , and anyone is liable to be-
'ray his place of concealment.
A Frightlul Crime.
Nr.w YOKK , Maich 25. A filghfnl crime
was committed by n saloon-keeper at the cor
ner of Jefferson and East Broadway ,
Jus morning. The victim Is a little girl who
sullcred tenlbly at the hands of thu brute.
The news of the cilme spread rapidly ,
and In a few minutes the place was thronged
ivlth an excited crowd , who threatened to
ynch the scoundrel. The reserves of the
Madison street station wcro summoned and
are trying to get at the wretch , who barii-
caded himself In the cellar of a saloon.
Tin1 victim was a little nurse girl , thirteen
years old. named Golda Novemba. The as
sailant , Henry Lohrmans , escaped.
A Mother Murders Her Child.
Nmv YOIIK MILLS Minn. , March 25.
Mrs. Joscph.Mattson murdered her little girl ,
one j ear old , by severing the , , jugular vein
with a pair ot sharp sheais , and took her
own life In the same manner. Them is no
solution to the mystery. Joseph Mattson Is
i Finn who lives six miles south of this
ilace. He was in town , and when ho r -
: urned to his homo found his wife and child
Outraged and Murdered.
Nr.w YOIIK , March 25. The body of a
woman was this morning found In the liall-
iv ay of a tenement house , No.2 New Boweiy.
The woman had been imtiaged and then
muidereii. She has been identified as Miss
Louisa llatliolda Biooklyn schoolteacher.
Arrested For Murder.
PnoitiA , 111. , March 25. The sheriff lias
nncstcd Milton Driver , a man fitly years
old , for the murder of a boy in Ohio county ,
LOVE liCXTUltS ANI1 MJNACY.
A Onriicd Fool" Husband Sues Fern
NEW YOIIK. 5arch 2.J. [ Special Telegram
to the BCK.J In his suit for divorce from
Emma M. Oakes on the ground of adultery ,
Dr. Frederick Oakes lias ofTcicd as evidence
283 of the most lervld love letters that over
found their way Into a court of law. The let-
teis were vrltten by Mai < us Dclazare , a man
about town and wi Her of topical songs /or
theatres , and some time n newspaper re
porter. Dr. Oakes , having Inherited wealth ,
devotes his time chiefly to billiards. .Mrs.
Oake-s Is a lively brunette , daughter of a
boarding house keeper. Dr. Oakes says that
she was iu the habit of going to matinees
and promenading on Broadway and Filth
avenue. She always left the house daily im
mediately alter be went out and came back
and just before he retuined. When his sus
picions wereat last aroused , Mary Crotton ,
Ills wife's maid , turned over the who ; col
lection ot letters to him. She testified before
the letereo that she lound these Icttcis lying
all around the house , and often spoke with
her misticss about her carelessness , and sug
gested that Oakes would find them. "No , he
won't , " Mrs. Onkea > rolled ; "he is such a
darned fool that 1 could thiow tliem down on
the bed before him and lie wouldn't open
them. " Counsel tor the wife says that De
laware's letters were wiltten against her will ,
that she never answered them and that she
gave Dulazaro no encouragement.
The Great Flood.
ST. PAUL , March 25. Tlio Pioneer Press'
Bismarck ( Dak. ) special says that It was
learned yesterday that T. M. Kennedy and
wife and three children are held on SIbley
island , and for six days have been living on
such food as they saved from the water.
There Is no hope of rescuing them until the
flood icccdes , and their Iriendsaredlstracted.
They can bo seen through field
glasses occupying a nest built in the
limbs of trees over three miles from
shore. The Northern Pacilie managers have
abandoned the hope of moving the gorge by
dynamite and cannot say when they will be
able to ship freight across the river. Passen
gers are being transported by boat. A party
of twelve , in attempting to cross Wednesday
night from Maodan in a boat , were driven by
the wind and ice Into a willow thicket and
passed the nignt there , momentarily expect
Uowm.u , Dak. . March 25. The last re
ports from stage drivers from Lagrace and
Lobcan to-day say a great deal of property
has been lost during the last few davs owing
to the high water of the Missouri river. At
Lebcan people from the bottoms were com
pelled to flee to the high bluffs. Barthol
Olson was on the roof of his building all night
and was rescued next day. Mr. Klrkland
was drowned before ho could reach high
ground. Wllkins & Skinner's ranch , near
Legrace , Is under several feet of water. The
Grand river Ice broke up yesterday and It Is
nowovcrllowing , and It Is expected when the
gorge at Bismarck bleaks that the river will
rise several feet more.
liiiMAKCic , Dak. , March 25. The water
fell two feet to-day and the worst is believed
to be over. The Northern Pacific will be
able to run trains over the brldjo next Mon
day. Tlio Kennedy family are still held on
SIbley Island by the water.
Iiahor Trouble * .
NKW OKLKANP , Match 25. The difficulty
between the different branches of labor em
ployed In the handling of cotton , Involving
10,000 men , had the effect of paralysing all
woik In the cotton trade yesterday. The dif
ficulty dates back to last October and Is th e
outcome of the elfort then made to reduce
the charges on cotton t this port
At that time all cotton handlers ,
both white and colored , including
employers , belonged to one union. Tlio
white men withdrew and formed a new
union , Including employers. The colored
men remathcd In the old corporation. Yes
terday the new organization decided not to
handle any cotton which passed through the
hands ot any of the members ot the old or-
Kanl/.atlon. Yesterday morning at all presses
where members of the old council were em
ployed work was stopped , as the weighers ,
samplers and classers refused to touch cotton
not handled or drayed by members ot
the old organl/atlon. The other presses
where only members of the now council were
employed work went on as usual , but thu
cotton could not be stowed on ship boardin
asmuch as It had to pass through the hands
of longshoremenwho belong to the old coun
cil , and screwmen. members of the
new council would not receive it
Iroui them. Serious trouble Is feared.
The Hush to Canada.
CHICAGO , March 21 ( Special Telegram to
the DEE.I The Edmlston it Waddell Co. ,
manufacturer of agricultural implements ,
Brooklyn , bas failed for 8200,000 , with nom
inal assets. The president , J. U. Edmlston ,
bas left the city and Is supposed to bo In Can
ada. The treasurer , David J. Waddell , went
to San Francisco two months ago , and hU
BU&ont wbembouts arc unknown.
wuncic OF run SCOTIA.
The Oconii .Steamer lirnohcd On Lone
Island A Itougli Pnnsn c.
Fiur. IstAN-n , March 20. A steamer Is
ashore near Blue Point station , Long Island ,
fifteen miles trom Fire Island. She docs not
seem to bo a larsjo vessel. Her masts are
gone and she Is well up on the beach , and
appears to bo sett I Ing. A modeiate gale Is
blowing with a heavy sea running.
The vessel which went ashore at I ! o'clock
this m01 nine near Ulun Point Is the Kieneh
steamer Scotia , which sailed Irom .Mai sullies
Kehruary 20 , via Naples and Gibraltar lor
New \ ork. Shu Is said to have a Inrpo num
ber of passengcis nboatd. The Scotia Is
l.i'.SS . net and 0,4112 gioss tonnage.
' 1 he life saving people Have got a Hue to
heie , but owing to the heavy surf have not
bcenabletodoanvtlilnglutliow.lv of tak
ing oil the passongeis. She has 1.000 Itallah
Immigrants on boaul.
The Scotia Is a screw brig rigged steamer ,
nil teet Ion' ' ' . 40 fee.t wide , and'iU feet deep.
She was built In Lelth. Scotland , In iMLund
Is owned by a linn In Maisellles.
The passenger agent of the Tabro Hue
states that them are about nine hundred pas-
seuuei.s aboard the Scotia , probably nil steer-
ago. A dispatch received at noon states that
tliev are all safe and will bo taken to Now
I'Arcnooui : , L. I. , March 2o. It was ex
ceedingly fortunate for thu stranded steamer
Scotia , now Ivlng with her nose deep in the
outer bar off Blue Point life-saving station ,
that the high wind and heavy sea which prevailed -
vailed when she was run ashore subsided so
opportunely this morning. Otherwise , In
stead of still being In condition to still offer
shelter and accommodation to the 1,200 souls
aboard of bur , she would piotublybo bieak-
ing up and her living freight , If all were
stvod to reach thu beach , would bo exposed
to merciless winds and with shorter rations
than have been their portion lor twenty da\s
past At daylight , when Captain Jones and
his ciow of lite savers attempted to
throw a line to the vessel , and later ,
when an ctlort was made to launch
a lifeboat rte reach her , the surl
lolled mountains hlrh and the wind blew a
hurricane. Within two hours a moderate
breeze and quieter sea permitted the launch
ing of a boat and an approach to the steamer.
The vessel lies with her node deep in the
sand , headed northeast. Her appearance
gives unmistakable evidence of hard usage
by the waves , and the absence of the masts
and rigging , together with the general dis
order ot her decks , makes her a most dis
tressing object , while the poor foielguers
who ciowd her decks , ga/.lng longingly
amidst their excitement to the land so near
and yet so far , create fcellngsof commlssera-
tlon In the hearts of the men who have
swarmed to thu beach from all points along
the mainland. Through a Mil f man who vis
ited the Scotia in a life tioat and conversed
with ono of the stuJimci'screw who spoke a
little English , It was Icnrnud that the state
ments ol Passenger Fauna , who succeeded
In gettine ashore In the lirst boat which
leached the vessel , as to the terrible storms
cxpeiiunced and suffering of tlio passengers ,
w cio not overdone. For nearly twenty days
the steamer met a scries ol stoinis. the
waves dashing over the decks like huge
mountains and at times threatening to en-
tiiely subnieigo her. Dining most of the
time it was necessaiy to keep the poor emi
grants packed like saulines In the steerage.
They were subjected to indescribable sul-
fering , being thrown from side to side of the
vessel , pitched horn their births , and sustain
ing more serious bruises and fractures of their
bodies and limbs. Several men and women
had ther legs bioken , while the chlldicn ,
many of them , ait > black and blue from fre
quent contact with posts and beams. The
machinery of thu steamer hud been of little
us for neatly a week and the fact of thn ves
sel having run ashore with her head noith-
east directly opposite to her pioper course
would indicate that she had been tossing with
bnt slight control , and Captain Kullat be
haved nobly , lemalning almost continually
on the brl < liel4jri tfweek. . Yosteidav the
lead was thrown frequently , nnrt last night ,
when the soundlnsH Indicated proximity to
the beach and thu Storm not abating , while
the vessel strained and tossed , ha decided to
beach her , and in older to keep her more
steady ho ordered the cutting away of the
masts. When she struck the beach and the
tremor and the awakening thud of the shock
was felt by the passengers , a scone of Inex
pressible excitement piovalled. Captain
Bishop , the n locking company's agent , ar
rived on the beach about G o'clock and imme
diately took chaige of plans for saving the
vessel find make ready for the tugs expected
Irom New York. Alter inspection Captain
Bishop said he thought she could bo got olT
all right and the cargo saved.
At 8 o'clock to-nlgnt the Scotia was lying
easy in about two fathoms ot water 200 feet
fiom shore , and was working in through tno
pounding of the rising tide. It has been im
possible as jet to obtain any sUtemnnt from
the captain or ofllccrs. Tlio life saving ciew ,
with their life boat , have succeeded In land
ing 100 passengers on the beach , but late In
the afternoon orders were received from
New York to keep the passengers aboard
until the arrival of the barges which had been
dispatched during the af tot noon. Tlio
weather continues fine and a quiet sea pre
vails. There are no apprehensions enter
tained as to the safety of the vessel and her
passengers during the niclit. It Is cxoceted
that the passengers will all be taken off in
barges , which will convey them to New York
The Shal'cr-lMitlt/.er How.
Nnw YOKK. March 2-L [ Special Telegram
to the BKR.J Yesterday Lawyer Ira Shafcr
received a letter signed by Joseph Pullucr ,
reading as rollows : "Sir Yon blathering
Irish Catholic , 1 will meet yon at any desig
nated place yon like the sooner the bettor. "
Pulitzer denies that lie bad written the letter ,
and made light of the matter. The letter , he
said , did not contain his sentiments , and ho
did not suppose any Intelligent man attrib
uted It to him. He considered Sharer's homicidal
icidal threats as a joke , but added that ho
would not beg for three days grace , II Shaler
demonstrated that he meant business. But
Shafer had not waited to verify It before
sending the following note to Pulitzer :
"This brutal note I ought to neat with
silent contempt. Tlio observations made In
my opening address to the Cloary jury are
the only answer I deem necessary to make as
to my intentions and as to the time and
place of meeting. "
In an interview fcihafer Is reported as sayIng -
Ing that he has a pistol in his pocket adding :
"When 1 meet Pulitzer 1 will not shoot him
In the back.but I will ask him it ho Is armed.
If he says yes , 1 will shoot him down In his
tracks or let him shoot mo. If he Is not
armed , ot course I will not kllll film then ,
but hu must take warning and gut ready. "
Later lie said to leporte.rs at Poughueeusle :
" 1 have got I'ullt/er In a hole , and hu has
got to cut out or die. "
The Fire Record.
BiNmiAMTON , N. Y. , March 25. About 11
o'clock to-night fire broke out In the shaving
house of W. S. Wced&Co.'s planing mill.
The lire spread rapidly and thn mill was soon
a mass of flames. From the mill the flames
spread to the Immense lumber yard , where
the lire Is now raging. The loss uu to 1
o'clock amounts to 8110,000. A Utpo num
ber ot workmen are thrown out of employ
Later The lire Is under control.
TIIFNIOS. N. J. , March ' . ' 0 , 4.0 a. m.
The pork packing establishment of John
Taylor & Co. took lire soon after midnight ,
and Is still burning. The indications are
that the entire concern will be destroyed , In
which event the loss will reach nearly t M- ,
000. There Is a large quantity ot meats In
the stoiehouscs. _
Humors of Ituvolutloti.
Nr.w YOIIK , March 25. Advices from
Panama to the 17th say that In view of the
revolutionary rumors a dealer In rifles
and cartridges In Panama turned over his
whole stock to the government for safe keep-
Ing. A number of persons collected to wit
ness the removal In the belief that a revolu
tion was either under way or In active pro
gress. There seems to be llttln doubt that
there Is something In thu air , and whatever
It is those who know In-st belluve the
" \ cne/nelan dontler will be the scone.
Denth of fillza Wcatherebr.
Nr.w YOIIK , Mm eh 25. [ Special Telegram
to the UKK.J After several years of suiter-
ltir ( and Illness , which confined her to her
house for several mouths. Mrs. N. C. Good
win , known professionally as KlUa Wcath-
crsby , died last night fruin the effects of a
surgical operation rendered nucssary for the
removal of a tumor. .
THE LAST CHURCH CEREMONY
OarJlual Gibbons Publicly Installoil Over
Ilis Titular Church iu Homo.
HOW THL RITE WAS PERFORMED
Tlio American ISeclcslast Kcfcm to
This Country In Olovvlnjj TermH
Hie Grnml National llaoc
Uiher foreign New * .
Cardinal GlhhotiH Inntnllod.
( CoM/ifyM / ISS ! liyJiimw Gonltii Hennttt\ \
KOMI : , Maich 2o. [ Now York Herald
Cable Special to tlio HIE.J : In n qulot cor
ner of transpontine Komi ) lies Santa .Maria ,
In Trastevore , Cardinal Gibbons' clnircli. Behind -
hind It rises a hill on which , according to
pious tiadlttnn , St. Peter was crucified head
down , llcloro It la a sleepy plazra with i\
splashing fountain , on which thogrcat brown
campanile of thu church has looked down for
centuries , while generation after generation
has passed Intoobllvioa. Thn long , narrow
arcade , through which one entcis the build-
In ; , ' , Is decorated with mouldering ficscoea
and marble labials. During most days
in the week the Interior of the church
Is tilled with the droning voices of
little children reciting their catechism or
singing simple hymns. Monks and nuns
haunt the venerable aisles , which oven the
Cook's tourists. Hitting In and out , cannot
make vulgar. Of all the old churches of Homo
Santa Mnrla , In Tiastovore , Is perhaps the
oldest , quaintest and most peaceful of all.
The bells of Koine were dancing this morn
ing as , at 10 o'clock , Cardinal Gibbons loft
the American college , which stands in the
via Dell UinIIla , Ho drove through the
tortuous siieets of the Eternal City to Santa
Maila. The sky was heavy. There was n
sirocco In the air. Ciowds were Idly
celebrating the feast of the annun
ciation and seemed oppressed and
plooiny. Hut In the Trastevero the
scene was changed again. Hut a trudging
ray of sunlight glinted on the cardinal , but
In the plaz/a facing the church all was llfo
and bustle. Cairlago after canlago dashed
up to the door. Worklnginon and contadlna
Irom thn Campagna streamed noisily In and
out of the cdillco. The sound of the splash
ing water in the fountain mingled with tlio
voices of children iniil those of their scolding
mothers. Through the nnclcnt porcii ,
bilghteucd by sciaps of red and golden
diapery , one got glimpses of the restless !
multitude of peasants , priests and Aincrl-l
can belles , humble laboicrs and bambini , all' '
pressing eagerly toward the high altar.
J'AI.i : HUT HAPPY.
I reached Santa Maria just as the cardinal
was alighting fiom his catrlage. lie looked
pule but happy. As for his coachman the
day was evidently too much lor him. In his
emotion he had laboriously brushed his ha
tlioroug way. Following the cardinal'
came IJMiops Keane , Watteison and Ireland - '
land ; Father Donohue , Archbishop Cair , ol
Mclboutnc , and other ecclesiastical digni
taries. 1 lorccd my way Into the nave. The'
cardinal , having donned his scarlet eapoa.
with lur lined hood mozzltta , was sprinkling
the Bystanders with holy water. Beyond tike
Impressive group In the foreground 1 saw
long , seirled lines of faces of all kinds and
conditions of uicn and women stretchIng -
Ing away between the granite columns ol
ho nave to the altar rails. Further on wcro
glimmering lights and gaudy vases rilled
with paper flowers and a confusion of golden
pilasters. 'But the soft , Byseantlno mosaic (
n the apse toned down all these vulgarities. ,
One iorgot even the camp stools mid the' '
baldcckcrs , which many Americans had |
brought with them , as one watched the
wonderful plctuio near the poich and. )
Istoued to thu awestruck children
whispering "Ecco 11 cardinal. " But then ai
white-robed priest swung n thurible before ,
ils eminence and tlio procession moved-1
slowly on In a cloud of Incense , thiongh the
nass , across the aisle , into the chapel of th J
blessetj sacrament , where the cardinal blsh-t
ops knelt In prayer while the choir In the i
gilded organ loft of the transept burst into' '
THI : r'Ertr.MoxY.
At last the cardinal , preceded by the canons >
of the basilica and acolytes with censor and
cruclllx , reached the altar steps. I had a '
transient vision ot tha scarlet , purple , white
and gold as the cortege passed around the
altar Into the choir. The cardinal , this time
wearing his borctta , took a boat on a chair
beneath a red and white canopy with gold to <
hear the bull read appointing tlio chinch oC
Santa Maria' In Trastevere as his titular
church , This ceremony ended , the cardinal
rose and , holding his berctta In both
hands , began fa short address. Then ho
thanked the holy father for having given
him charge of the beautiful old church. He
glided Into a patriotic eulogy of the civil and
religious liberty of America , which , thanks
to the fructifying grace of God , had permit
ted the Catholic church to grow Into a large
tree , spreading Its branches through the
length and breadth of our land. Recalling
thn late encyclical of the pope , ho showed
that Catholicism nourished under all govern
"For myself , " he continued , "with a duo
sense of prldo and gratitude , 1 belong to a
country where civil government holds over
us the aegis of Its protection. Our country
has liberty without license , authority with
out despotism. It erects no wall to exclude
strangers , no frowning fortllicatlons to repel
A curious smile flickered upon the faces of
some Americans present as ho added that
her haibms were open on the Atlantic and
the Pad lie.
After a passing reference to the social
problem now engaging the , attention of
Americans , the cardinal blessed the by
standers and resumed his seat.
The choir burst Into a "To Deuui. " the pro
cession reformed , and the cardinal passed
down the altar steps Into the sacristy , where ,
for a quarter of an hour , ho oat receiving con
gratulations and chatting pleasantly with hla
friends. Among them were several English
men and many wanderers from Now York ,
Baltlmoronnd Philadelphianor was tlioTras-
tevere excluded. Graceful American beauties
In all the pride of Paris bonnets knelt
with bare-headed Itoman matrons and
grimy workmen to kiss the cardinal's ring.
There was more kneeling and kissing in tlio
piazza. His eminence left the church with the
bishops , and as he entered his carrlao for
the first time he donned the led heaver hat ,
and fora moment all heads were uncovered.
The cairlage door was besieged by n crowd ,
and then the coachman , giving his hat an
extra brush In the wrong direction , cracked
his whip , the pepplo fell back and the
cardinal vanished through the narrow hino
ot the Tia.stcvere.
ItoiiK , March 2.-Cardinal Jninra Gibbons
bens , nichblshop of Baltimore , .Mil. , tc-d.ty
formaly took possession of the Basilica of.
Santa Mai to In Trastevero as his ( Itular-
church. Ho was arrayed In the spUndld
robes of a cardinal. When ho reached thn
door of the church ho knelt upon a cushion
placed them on a strip of carpet. The
belonging to the church uud tip
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