Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, March 28, 1887, Image 1

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Captain Crosby Sails His Yacht Into
Qneenatown Harbor On Sunday.
Full Account of tlio Trip Across the
Atlantic Heavy Storms IJn-
countered , IJut tlio Schooner
UchavcH Nobly.
Etui oftho Ocean Itaco.
Qi'iE.v : ro\v.v , March 27 , The Coronet ar
rived at 12:11 : p. in. Tlio apparent tlmo occu
pied In the passage Is 14 ilavs , 23 hours , 31
minutes , 40 seconds. The whole number of
nautical miles sailed Is 2,919. The longest
day's run ls 291.5 miles , made on Saturday ,
Marcli 2ft , and the shortest ! ) & 8 miles , made
on Tuesday , March 22. The wcatlierwas un
commonly storn.y for this season of the year.
No less than bcven heavy gates contrived to
keep the sea In a ferment for cloven days of
the trip , and for two days the weather was
Boseveioas to make the question of the
yacht's living through thcmsomcwhatdnubt-
fill , She behaved splendidly , however , In all
Boris of weather , and proved herself ono of
the stauiicliest If not ono of the fastest ves
sels of her nl/o afloat.
LONDON , March 27. The Coronet .passed
the winning point at 12:50 : o'clock under
full press of canvas , the wind
at that hour being west northwest and fresh.
In passing thu given line , llocho's Point , the
victorious yacht fired five guns and the time
was at once taken by the secretary and mem
bers of the Koyal Cork Yach club who had
been on the lookout for her an Ival. The
club then hoisted thu signal announcing the
Coronet's arrival , various stations answer
ing the pennant The wind was blowing
hard and the Coronet entered Cork harbor in
spanking style , with all salts bet and hug
ging the westei n shore. From start to finish
the Coronet experienced strong gates , with
tremendous seas. On Tuesday and Wednes
day last , she hove to for several hours each
day and made only ninety miles In forty-
eight hours. Her average inn during the
passage varied from 2JO ; to 250 mites per day.
Tlio number of passengers on board the
Coronet was twenty-nine , Including
sixteen sailors , live olllcers ,
file ward , cook , Jmess boy and live guests.
The olllcers were : Captain , C. P.Crosby ; nav
igator , T , B. C. Anderson ; mates , W. A.
Whlttlcr and Otto Peterson ; boatswain , Au
gustus Hergholm. Tlio advantage gained by
the Coronet at tlio stait Increased the confi-
dcnco ot Ilioso on board In both the boat and
the tklppers. It was the first tlmo that Cap
tain Crosby had ever paiticipatcd In a yacht
race of any sort He freely admitted that ho
tcarcd that Captain Samuels , of tint Daunt
less , with his past experience , would succeed
In crossing the starting line somewhat ahead.
How needless these apprehensions were Is
already known. It Is not too much to say
that In his inaiKtiiivcrlng ho displayed inoro
judgment and tact than is usu
ally seen In races near Now York.
Alter taking tlio anchor on board at 11 o'clock
on the morning of the start , ho beat about the
bayolf Owlshcad , surveying tlio water and
verifying the position of utioys 17 and 19 , be
tween which she must pass after the proper
slttiial had been made from the judge's tug.
When the preparatory signal was given the
Coronet was making a reach up the bay with
her head toward the Battery. Crosby held
the wheel , and by his side was Captain An
derson , watch In hand , counting the sec
onds. Seven minutes from the tune of the
first blcnul Crosby ordered the helm "Hard a
lee1' to bring the boat near around. She was
under littv seconds In tlio stays , and then
fairly flow before tbo strong northerly wind.
As It had been arranged that the starting
signal would be given ton minutes after
the preparatory signal , It seemed probable -
able that the Coronet would reach
the line fully a minute before the tlmo
for the second signal , when it would
bo necessary to go about again , thus causing
consldoiablo loss of time. Crosby was equal
to the emergency , however. When ho real
ised what was imminent ho spilled the wind
out ot the sheets by trimming fiat aft , bring
ing the big schooner almost to a standstill.
When the signal was finally given he paid
out the sheets fore and ait , ran up the
square sail , fore staysail and topsails , and In
thirty seconds had the Coronet across the
lino. The Dauntless , It will bo remembered ,
was off Gowanus , nearly a mile away , witu
hcrstern toward the judge's boat Every
possible Flitch of canvas was spread to the
Coronet as she sped throneh the Nairowsat
the rate of thirteen miles an hour , sur
rounded by tugs , steamers and steam yachts.
Once or twice , when under ttie Ice of the
lush land , It seemed as though her opponent
was gain Ing her lost ground rapid ! v ,
but when a wind filled the sails again , she
left the Dauntless further astern than at the
start. The Dauntless dropped astern rapidly
and at 5 o'clock was hull down six miles
away. The first Sunday w as marked , as were
seven of the succeeding days , by a gale which
came from the northeast soon after midnight.
Although fairly moderate It was accompanied
by a strong head sea which uiado the yacht
labor heavily. The waves frequently bioko
over her bows , but she rode It out well under
close reefed fore and main sallsand jib ,
and averaged ten miles per hour on
the course throughout The mast
ton I lie storm of the trip occurred on St
Patrick's day. It was not unexpected , for
the Indications on tlio barometer , wtiose
tendency had been downward for three
days , suddenly dropped from 29,20 to
28.54. The storm first dovolor/cd soon after
midnight In sham squalls from the south
west , with driving rain. The wind was fit
ful tor a time , coming variously from the
houth southeast to the southwest and south ,
but finally settled upon the southwest. At
11 a. m. It began blowing with great velocity ,
by noon had become a hurricane , and two
hours later the wind's speed was estimated
at eighty miles an hour. It was a grand bat
tle of the elements , such as Is seldom wit
nessed. The waves were almost mountain
hlch. Their surface was lashed Into Know
\\hlto foam , and as the head of one rose
higher than another , the wind carried It elf
in a dense spray which , when driven Into
ones face , felt like stabs from scores ot
needles. The roaring of the wind was like a
prolonged peal ot thunder , and the resemblance -
semblance was completed by an
occasional vivid Hash of lightning.
Tills was a severe test for so small a boat as
tlio Coronet As she sank in the trough of
the sea it seemed as If waves , which weio
half crest high , would engulf her. Under
reefed foretrvsail she was plunged along by
the wind at tlio rate of nine knots ,
Hplte the great volume ot water breaking
over the deck , vveatherwl the storm wonder-
iiilly'vvell. Then , at 5:20 : p. m. , the fury of .
the hurricane seemed to Increase instead of
diminish. Captain Crosby , tearful that the
yacht would not hold together much longer
If driven through such it sea , and not being
willing to jcopaullzo his own life and the
lives of those on boa id by running at
night wliero It was reasonable to
upposo there were Ice ber s , decided
to lay to until the stoim hnd ceased. A
iavorable opportunity offering when the
crests ot the waves vveie monientrrily ex
ceptionally far apart , tbo vessel's head \\ns
brought around towaid the wind. Held In
this position under only reefed foietnsall ,
( iho could make little progress In any direc
tion. At midnight the wind mid tea had
moderated considerably and the schooner ;
again got under way , running hnloro the
Vilnd under iccfod foictrvsail and '
fores I ay *
Ball. The yacht's position I'luiisday noon
was latitude 41.27 , longitude * 50.0:1 : , having
traveled 211.2 miles since the previous noon. [
The theory that storms hvvlng lound In a eir-
cle was thoroughly proved by the Coronet's
experience on the second Sumlav , when she
run tlnougn a revolving galu which v\a-
ncarly as terrific as that ot thu 17th.
Mlizenhead , on tlio southwest coast of
Ireland , was sighted at 0:27 : In the mnrninu'
and at 7:40 : the r'astiu't light boio
northwest nine miles away. The yacht wi 11
bowllnir along under lUht sales at tin-rule
of twelve knots an hour. The vvcathei vu-.s
clear and warm and the-gradual unfolding of
Ut beautiful scenery JUOUK the Irish Jt.
presented a picture which was much admlicd
liv those on board. At 8.67 ( lallfljhead was
abeam and then the Cork pilot boat Colum
bine hove In sight. AtlOiOS. when thn vacht
was abreast of Seven Heads , Pilot Itobeit
Welch camn on board with the news that tlio
Coronet was the lirst to arrive. Along the
coast and Into the harbor scores of vessels of
nil kinds were passed. All dipped their en
signs to the winner and the crews of all
cbccied. At 10:30 : the Coronet's anchor was
dropped oil the Cork Yacht Club house.
Will IHSUO Another Challoneo.
Nmv YOUK , March 'JT. Mr. Hush , owner
of the Coronet , sais lie will challenge the
Uauiitless to race back to this perU
A Decided Improvement In the Tone
or the Market.
Niw : Yoiti.- , March 2r.-SpcclalTeegrain | !
to the llii.j : : Alter a prolonged period of
dullness , which extended Into the first half
oC the week , speculation revived and there
was a decided Impiovcmcnt In the tone of thn
maiket. This change for the better was
brouirht about largely by the subsidence of
thn fears In rccard to Unlit monev , and also
by the more pionouuced expressions In favor
ot a high tango of values on the part of
some of the leaders of the street who have
been very reticent for a long time past , and
who , It anything , had rather discouraged
active operations. Commission houses
have also taken n inoro positive stand and
their advice to customers to buy stocks have
Increased the circle of operators. The ad
vance started In specialties and these con
tinued to lead the upward movement to the
close , although In the Interim some of the
usually prominent stocks developed strength
and scored moderate advances. Some of
the latter Improved to the extent of 2 and 3
points , notably Canada Southern , Lacka-
wanna , Northwestern , and Pacific Mall. But
the rise otherwise was less Important.
A number ot the specialties rose
8K to iyt points on moie active
trading , based chiefly on largely Inciensed
earnings. With the Improvement In the
stock market theie came also an advance
ment In railroad bonds , which exhibited firm
ness , and in some Instances made sharp ad
vances. Governments were firmer , especially
toward the close , when fixed ( Into Bsues 10-
corded slightly higher quotations. The 5s
were not aKected by the call for 810,000,000
Issued by the treasury during the "week , and
ruled linn throughout. The foreign ex
changes , In consequence of the reduced sup
ply of commercial bills and an Improved de
mand from impoitent , as well as in connec
tion with maturing commercial credits , were
stiong and higher. The ease of money in Lon
don also had Its effect , and hankers vvho ad
vanced their posted rates to S4.Siiand S4.bS >
showed little disposition to draw freely at
the rates current for actual business. The
money market , taken altogether , and es
pecially when the near approach ot April
settlements Is considered , was very steady
and uniform. Thu highest r.itn for c.ill loans
was 8 and thu lowest 2W , per cunt , the bulk Ill
business , however , having been done at 4 ®
5 pel lU'liL
Death of Judgn Treat.
, III. , March 27. Judge Sam
uel II. Treat , United States Judge of the
Southern district of Illinois , died at his homo
in this city at 2 o'clock. For , some years
Judge Treat has been suffering from
Bright's disease , and his dcatli was the result
of a scries of complications growing out ot
the disease. At tlio time of his death ho was
seventy-live years of age , having served as
Judge ot the United States district court since
18 % . Judge Treat was born In Otsego county.
Now York , In 1812 ; studied law and was ad
mitted to practice in his native state. In IS"4 !
ho came to Illinois , located in Springfield ,
where ho has since resided. In
1852 lie was appointed circuit
judge and tilled the olllco until
three yeais later , when ho was elected Judge
of the supreme court and served until ap
pointed to the bench of thu United States
district court during Piorco's administration ,
which nositlon ho held until his death. He
leaves no family. A number of names are
mentioned in connection with his successor-
ship , among them being Judge Jessie J.
Phillips , judge of the circuit court of the
Capitol district ; Major Alfred Orendorff , of
Springfield ; Judge Simon Shope. of the bii-
proiuo court ; James Uvving , of Bloommcton :
James Mayo Palmer , of this city ; Hon. Will
iam Brown , of Jacksonville ; Attorney
Gustavus Van Hoenbcok , of the Southern
district ; Judge J. Allen , of Springfield ;
.Hideo bnvdor , of Belleville ; Judge James W.
Patton , of Springfield , and Judge N. M.
Broadwoell , ot Sprlnglield.
AVhltncy Will Not Rcf > lf-n.
NEW Yoruc , March 27. [ Special Telegram
to the BiiE.1 Secretary Whitney and Colonel
hamont , the president's private secretary ,
have been In the city for two days , and
among the reports that have got out among
their friends is one to the effect that Secre
tary Whitney Is won to icslgn. It Is certain
that Whitney has privately talked of resign
ing , but his friends In this city do not be
lieve that ha will resign , as the Increased ap
propriation which congress has given him
will , tney say , enable htm to retrieve some of
the blunders and mistakes ot his first two
years' administration ot the navy depart-
nient To a reporter last night the secretary
said : "I have not resigned and have no inten
tion of doing so. To resign would look like
tunning away from duty , wouldn't ItV"
There la a stoiy In quiet administration cir
cles that the president has recojrnUed Mr.
Whitney by asking him to undertake a great
political mission durlne the comlnir winter.
According to this statement Mr. Whitney is
to devote hie energies to giving Mr. Cleveland -
land a solid New York delegation at the
next democratic national convention , his re
ward to be the treasury appointment In event
of Cleveland's re-election. The story Is firmly
believed by Cleveland's friends here , and the
movements of Mr. Whitney and Colonel La-
montsinco they have been in New York
tend to confirm It.
Canadian Iron Alines.
HAI.IKAX , March 27. [ Special Telegram
to tlto BIK. ] The efforts made by an Amer-
lean syndicate to purchase a controlling In
tercet in all Canadian Iron mines has driven
Canadian capitalists to organize themselves
Into the Coal and Iron association of Canada.
This association Is composed of representa
tives of the Cumberland , Colchester , Pictou
and Cape Breton inlnos , representing
850,000,000 capital. The American syndicate ,
represented by Senator Payne , wants to expert -
port Canadian ore to the United States for
iiiauuliicturo there. Thcv liavo alreadv spout
2,500,000 in developing the mines at Modoc.
The Canadian capitalists are urging the gov
ernment to Increase duties so as to enable
smelting works to bo establisti * > d in the Cape
Breton and Pictou coal districts. They say
that unless this Is done Americans will
eventually monopolize the whole of Canada's
vabt mineral deposits
Heavy Known lit
MiMVAt'ur.K , March 27. A very heavy
snow tell last night and to-day In all paits of
Wisconsin , In this cltv It averaged n foot
on the level and Is correspondingly heavy In
the noithern counties. Trains aio gener.illv
delaved o\\uie to drifts , but there tire no
Steamship Arrivals.
NKVV YOKK , March 27. [ Special Telegram
tothe UKK.J Arrived Thu steamers Ktrurla
from Liverpool. Labretagnn from Havre.
The Buiralo from Hull. The P. Caland
from Itottenlanu
I Nchriuka and Iowa Weather.
I For Nebraska : Fair weather , becoming
ixarmer [ , variable winds.
j Korlovya : Fair weather , becoming warmer ,
winds sliiltlug to southeasterly.
Killed thn Fireman.
0A nil i , 111. , March 27-At 3 o'clock this
morning a sjx-clal train on the Cairo , Vlccn-
ue.s it Chicago ran Into a regular freight and
. kilkathe"
Brain Work Not Liable to Kill Off the Great
Alntmnl Training to Ho Innucurntcd
In Washington Schools The Coin-
luff "Whitney Christening
Cnpatollno News.
What Ails Urovor.
WASHINGTON , March 27. [ Special Tele-
cram to the Bin : . I Physicians hero con
tinue to talk about the growing obesity of
President Cleveland and the recent predic
tion of Dr. Sewers ttiat lie will bo
prostrated ono of tticso days , as
was Secretary Manning. While many
rldiculo tbo idea tliero are a majority
who think tlio prediction was wisely made.
It has frequently been observed of late that
tlio president has been growing morose In
his manners , less pleasant in his convctsa-
tlon and more given to drowsiness evi
dences , the physicians say , ot sluggishness.
"It would not bo a surprise at any ttme to
learn that he was stricken down , " savs a
physician , "although there arc no Immediate
indications that the president Is working too
closely in doors for tlio good of his health. "
A number of friends liavo advised the presi
dent to go awav for a while and get rest
To-day's Washlnzton. Republican. In dis
cussing the president's physical condition ,
declares that It predicted all that Dr. Sewers
recently predicted on January 2 last. It
ridicules the Idea , however , that Mr. Cleve
land will die of ceiebral apoplexy , and says :
"Grover Cleveland will never die from brain
trouble. Tills sounds like an impertinence , but
It Is a simple statement of a fact No man
who who wears No. 11 shoes and a No. 0 hat
is likely to have a dangerous rush of blood to
tbo head. The veto ot 88 pensions granted
by congress to old soldiers Is not the kind of
mental overwork likely to bring on ccrcbial
apoplexy. Secretary Manning had to furnish
brains for tlio whole administration , and It Is
no wonder his own wore out Cleveland's
weak point ! 5 his heart , not figuratively , by
any manner of means , but literally. That
physical oriran Is probably ovei taxed to sup
ply his bulk , while it is growing flabby and
feeble for want of proper exorclso. Any extra
strain thrown upon It , physicians say , as oy
an attack of rheumatism like tlio last , will bo
apt to put an end to Its beating. For this
icason Washington medical men are not
wholly sorry that the great reformer avails
hlmsclt ot the gratis services of an army sur
geon , who will have to bear the lesponsibility
of any tiaglc result. "
A new Innovation Is soon to bo instituted
in the public schools of Washington a de
parture which will attract the attention of
the entire country. Manual training Is to bo
a part of the regular course of instruction ,
beginning with the kindergarten in tlio pri
mary schools and ending with Instruction In *
forging Iron and wood turning and the use of
the most delicate tools of all classes. Instruc
tion In wood woik Is already being given In a
limited extent In the hlch schools under the
supervision of Mr. Masson , from the Wor
cester Polytechnic school. Congress tills
year appropriated 85,000 for institution in
manual training , and U i iirnpnami to
greatly expand the system by the Introduc
tion of more simple wood work , such as is
now taught In the high school , with seventh
and eighth grammer grades , and substituting
for It in the iiltrh schools instruction in wood
and iron turning and forgluir. tor this uur-
rioso torges and appropriate lathes will bo put
In the basementvvorksliop ; at the high school.
In the othci school bulldtues the work
benches and wood-working tools will bo in
troduced. It is thought that four teachers
will bo sufficient to supply all schools at
present Each teacher will have four or
more buildings under his charge and will de
vote a day at each building and the boys will
bo sent to him in classes of twelve , a new
class each hour. In this way every boy In
the sctiool will receive ono hour's instruction
each week. The object of the work is not to
teadi the boys any particular trade , but to
stimulate their inventive faculties and fit
them for entering any professlou loquiilng a
knowledge of the use ot tools.
Elaborate descriptions of what Is to bo a
great "society church event".ire published In
tlio local newspapers to-day. It is of the
christening of the cabinet babv on Easter
Monday. Every detail has been decided
upon. The christening Is to take place in St.
John's church at 4:30 : in the afternoon. The
baptism will be by Dr. Leonard , rector of tlio
church. St. Joint's has been through many
administrations. It is a venerable and his
torical old chinch , and it is related that An
drew Jackson stood sponsor In it for several
Infants. The godmothers have not yet been
decided upon , but It Is likely that the presi
dent will figure in the ceremony as a sponsor.
The name is to bo Dorothy , Mrs. Whitney's
selection , because it is a family name , and
also because Mrs. Madison , who was always
"Dolly" Madison , is a favorite historic per
sonage with Mrs. Whitney. Tea will bo
served at the secretary's mansion after the
christening , and everything will be on atteale
of simplicity and elegance for which the
host and hostess have a national reputation/
Mrs. Whitney intends holding her Wednes
day afternoon receptions In the farm homo at
"Gross Land" In May , to which callers will
drive out and have strawberries and cream
served In the wide rooms of the hospitable
farm house.
iins. ci.Evr.r.AND'8 oAnnnxiNO.
Mrs. Cleveland has been out to Oak View ,
where her mothet lives , almost every day
during the past week , and Is taking a per
sonal Interest in the gardening and orna
mentation of the grounds about the house.
She watches the gardener and Ills assistant
closely as they arrange the beds for tulips
aud oilier early blooming brilliant colored
flowers. Wednesday was quite eventful In
the history ot her garden. The first crocus-
sos , those , too , she had helped to plant , began
to open their modest white petals to the
springlike air. The fair yowis mistress of
Oak View was delighted , f r they are the
first tilings ot tier own planting to bloom.
Then , too , tte poultry yard Is beginning to
engaee her attention some of tlio hens are
deporting themselves as though they were
thinking of setting. The long , oven rows of
finely pulverl/ed earth In tbo garden back of
the house show that all the vegetables which
should be planted this early are In the
ground , and beautiful heads ot lettuce are
now visible ready for the table. An ample
supply ot spring onions , eaily York cabbage ,
peas , beans and other standard vegetables
that every good * housewife requires have
been planted , and eggplants , tomatoes , pop
pers and others of the more delicate kitchen
garden necessities are already growing
under glass and will bo transplanted when
the weather will allow. Mrs. Cleveland is
growing just a little tanned from being so
much In ttio sun and air and dally driving.
The administration people here have been
rather pleased with Carter Harrison's out-
break. They look upon it as a sure proof
that Harrison is at the end ot his rope and It
is thought the time has come when the
Chicago democracy can bo rehabilitated. So
far as the mayor claims there has been Inter
ference by the president In Chicago local
matters , there Is the utmost Indifference.
Mr. Cleveland was once mayor of a city him
self and lie knows how easy U Is for an in
dividual In that position to exaggeiato his
own Importance. As to Mr. Harrison ho
feels no Interest In that person.
C. C. Woolworth , of Omaha , Is at the Eb-
Miss Hepburn , daughter of Colonel Hep
burn , of Iowa. Is In the city visiting her
friend , Miss Perry , oi IMS O street.
The promotion of Major L. L. Livingston.
Fourth artillery , to the lieutenant colonelcy
of the Third artillery , vlco Seott , deceased ,
takes that officer to .rort McUenry , Mary
land , and brings thu commandant of tlio lat
ter station. Major Ulchard Lodor , Third ar
tillery , to Washington barracks as Hacond In
command. Major Lodor's faintly comprise
wife , boa ana daugUfer , Miss .Florence , a
charming and vivacious Klrl of literary and
artistic tastes , who will prove an acquisition
tcJl the barracks and to Washington society.
Mis , Lodor Is somewhat of an Invalid aud
rarely goes out. The son Is In Omaha.
Fnitmhcd Passengers of the Wrecked
Bcntla Fed at Cnstlc Garden.
NEW YOIIK , March 27. 1'lve hundred and
nineteen of the Italian passengers of the
wrecked steamer Scotia arrived on the sea
barge Uaggerty at Castle Garden late this
afternoon. The scene that followed beg
gared description. They rushed Into the
rotunda pell melt , shrieking and howling
for food like ravenous wolves. They crowded
around the lunch tables , climbing over each
other and trampling on helpless women and
children. Pandemonium lulgncd supreme
for fully an hour. It Is customary to regls-
, ter all Immigrants before they enter tlio ro
tunda , but red tape was broken on
this occasion by Superintendent Jackson.
Tlio toico of tlio mass of people
was so great that tlio officers vvho were sta
tioned to keep older vvcio swept away like
straws. The sccthlnc mass could not ; bc re
strained. Superintendent Jackson gave
orders to glvu them all the food tliev needed
and chingc It to the commissioners of emi
gration. Then the distribution of food
began. It was impossible to regulate the dis
tribution. Strong men crowded to the front
with uplifted arms and their eyes stalling
from their sockets , crying In Italian "bread ,
brcau. " The surging mob was utterly un
controllable. The olllcers of the Garden
aided In the distribution by throwing loaves
over the heads of the nearest to the outskirts
of the crowd. Every time n loaf was fired
Into the crowd twenty or more scrambled ,
and In some cases , fought to get It Dry
bread was a luxury. In a short time all the
food was cone. The women and children
were cared for and mine and beer was added
to their portion. The complaints of the un
fortunate Immigrants were most unfavorable
to the company , and especially to the captain
of the Scotia , Seventy additional pas
sengers who came by rail from Patchozue ar
rived about 0 o'clock to-night They were
transferred from Long island City on the
steamboat John F. Moores. They were even
more ravenous than the others. They were
ted at the Garden , a fresh supplv of provi
sions having been obtained. Many of the
Italians were sick from eating after their
Ion L'fast. Several writhed In agony on the
floor of the rostrum. To some of their coun
trymen who met them hero the women , who
composed with their children tlio largest part
ot tlio number , complained loudly ot the bad
treatment , and said they could not get feeder
or water enough during the voyage.
A Hecord of Financial Transactions
the I'ust Week.
BOSTON , March 27. [ Special Telegram to
the BKK. | The following table shows the
gross exclianees at tbo leading clearing
houses In the United States for the week
ending Match IB , lbS7 , together with the per
centages for the corresponding week in IbSfi ;
New York 20.8
Boston 8.2
Philadelphia 5S.M1.2-I8 0.0
Chicago r > o.iOOooo : 19.2
St. Louis 10,03SNX ) 22.9
San Francisco 1:1 : ssi.rm S7.5
Baltimore 12,405,2 W 15.9
flnnlxnoH juoo , ooo ot.i
New Orleans 10,090,417 S2.5
Pittsbure H.bTO.fil5 20.9
Milwaukee 7,445,000 124.H
Kansas City 3. . 76.0
Louisville. . . . . . . 25.1
Piovldenee 4,2-5.5,200 14.4
St , Paul 3,482,482 54.1
Detroit 3,041,183 0.4
Omaha ! ,77JI,757 120.8
Minneapolis. . . 2,071,155 2.4
Cleveland 2fiG9,172 40.Y )
Denver 2,308,238 : 39.3
Memphis 2,010,840' ' 35.1
Columbus 1,070,150 10.8
* Wlchita 1.579,585
St. Joseph 1,543.140 111.1
Hartford 1,439,801 0.3
Indianapolis. . . . 1,410,00 ! ) 376 !
Galveston 1,077,902 8.9
Peoria 1,008,741 Hii
New Haven. . . 1,040,700 18.5
Worcester. 8Cfla52 17.1
Portland 775,000 2.1
Springfield , 7729 0.1
Norfolk 590,700 ' 14
Lowell 510.0M ) 21 .
Grand Itaplds 010,003 45.9
Syracuse 475,509 2.5
Tolal 3 858,640,899 04
Outside New York 310,911,403 18.0
* NU included In totals.
Testing Dynamite Guns.
NKVV YOHK , March 27. [ Special Telegram
to the BUE. ] A largo party of army and
navy officers , with a sprinkling of civilians ,
went down the bay to witness Xalensky
experiment with the pneumatic dynamite
gun yesterday. The sun is about eight Inches
in diameter and able to carry 100 pounds of
dvnamito and nltro-glatlne. It Is the same
style as the guns which will be furnished tor
tlio now dynamite cruisers , only the new guns
will have a capacity of 400 pounds of exDlo-
slves. Four shots were tired. The first went
Into the bay over a mile , exploding in
the mud at the ptttom and raising a
column of dirty wat4r. The second shot
was dropped In the same place , but was so
arranged that it would explode when It struck
the water , and this time a column was thrown
into the airsimllar to the one made by the
explosion at Hell Gat < The third cartridge
broke , but the fourth and last shot was a suc
cess as to distance bill did not explode , and
It Is supposed to hare buried Itself In the
sand near Coney laliiid at a point nearly
three miles away.
Railroad Consolidation.
BOSTON , March 27. At a meeting of the
Beacon society last night Charles Francis
Adams , president of the Union Pacific rail
road , said : "I look forward to tlio time
when the consolidation in Massachusetts
will be far greater tttan at present. It this Is
to bo you must not try to legislate and act as
though you know inoro than the Almighty.
I look forward to the tlmo when you will see
tlio Now York & New England , New York ,
New Haven & Hartford , and many other
Massachusetts roads all consolidated. I look
forward to the time when 40,000 miles of rail
road will be managed Under ono head. I say
without any hesitation , we never had any
difficulty In controlling the large roads. It
was the little ones we'wero ' always bothcied
The Ilopklni Divorce Suit.
Nr.w YOIIK , March27. [ Special Telegram
to the Br.E.l There was a rumor current
that the Hopkins divorce suit was to bo com
promised , Mr. Hopkins paying bis wife
200,000 and all further proceedings to be
dropped. General tivrayno and Mr. H. E.
DIcKson , Mr. Hooklns * attorney * , stated most
emphatically that tliero was not a woid of
truth in the story. The caao Is on tbo calen
dar and will bo tried when readied , and no
concessions whatever will bo made.
A. Bulldog and Wildcat Fight.
CHARLESTON , W. Va. , March 27. [ Special
Telegram to the BEE. ] Tliero was a novel
contest at Nuttall , Fayetto county , yesterday ,
witnessed by a very largo crowd. It was a
bloody fight between a vicious mountain
wild cat and an English bull do ? . After a
hot light of an hour the dng won by killing
the rat. This Is thethird flcht of its kind in
the United States , all three having taken
place In this section of the stato.
Ralicarlan Kebelg Sentenced.
SOKIA , March 27 , The trial at Dubnltzer
of thn persour charged with being Implicated
In the late uprising li ended. Of the prisoners
live were sentenced to death and sixty-one to
Imprisonment and eight were acquitted.
Ho Withdraws From the Contest For the
Mayoralty of Liucoln.
Itmvc Selected as Manager of the
Capital City tlnsc Hall Chih-
Mnko-Up of the Nluo Ne
braska NCVVH.
A Candidate Decline" .
LINCOLN , Nub. , Marcli 137. [ Special Tolo-
pram to the BEI : ] .Mr. Jolin Fltzger-
nlil has coino to the conclusion tint lie \vlll
not accept tlio nomination for tlio mayoralty
which tlio citizens' coininlttuo had decided to
tender him. llo declines In the following
letter :
Li.vr-oi.N , Neb. , Maich 20. Gentlemen of
the Citizen * ' Committee : Having seen my
name mentioned in the public press as your
candidate Tor the mayoralty , although I have
not yet iccclved your official notllicatlon to
that elTcct , but as 1 am on the eve of leaving
town , i ben to notlty yon that 1 cannot ac
cept the honor you would confer u on mo. 1
am deeply grateful tor so great testimony of
yourcontidonce in mo , but ID jitbtico to myself -
self and the best Inteiests of the city 1 nm
compelled to decline tlio proffered honor.
The Interests of Lincoln during the coin-
Inn two years will require the closest
attention from Its mayor , owing to the rapid
and unprecedented growth of our city. It
would bo im possible for mo to give tlio atten
ion to Us affairs that would bo necessary to
warrant a good aumiiilsttntion. Mv private
nislness Is of a nature to absorb much ot any
line and will necessitate my absence for pro
longed periods during the approaching sum-
ner. After a careful consideration 1 am
herefoie compelled , for the above reason , to
. cqucst that you will withdraw my name as a
: andldato foi the mayoralty. Thanking you
nee more , gentlemen , for the expression of
our esteem and confidence , 1 have thu honor
, o be yours faithfully ,
This Is a sad blow to the hopes of the Jour
nal , which will now bo compelled to take
water , support the republican nominee , or
bolster up the piohtbltlonlbts. Its treatment
of Mr. Fitzgerald by attempting to advise thn
republicans with regard to their primaiies ,
when It had alreadv made up Its mind in ad
vance to not support tlio republican nominee ,
' 3 in keeping with the subserviency and
.rucllDi : disposition which has always char-
acturl/cd it when its own prejudices and
pecuniary advancement were weighed in op
osition to the wishes ot the people. Air.
Fit/gerald , however , certainly had other rea
sons than those advanced for declining.
They vveie doubtless those of the lalluio of
the piohlbltlonists to ratify his nomination ,
thus compelling him in the main to rely upon
n democratic endorsement and a division of
: ho republican vote , and both ot these \\oukl
jave made his election doubtful.
The managers of the Lincoln base ball
club have acted In a commendable manner in
nuaid to the management ot their nlno for
the coming reasons , by the selection of Mr.
David Kowo as manager. This contlcman is
well known in the circles ot athletics all o\er
the country , lie is not only a good player
but a most ambitious and competent man.
ager. Ills many qualifications will bo called
upon while connected with the Lincoln club ,
and these will bo the management of the
same , together with the captaincy and playIng -
Ing In the held , lie has already managed a
club In the National league , and It Is stated
that tlio club of Kansas City , which aspired
to admission to the Western league , was de-
IJICil Ulimiaoluii Him. tu i/i * uueo uc tUti yiua-
rtcct of Its bring managed by
Mr. Howe. It will alfoid this ycntlcman
an excellent opportunity of becoming
avenged If ho should succeed In enabling
Lincoln to fly the championship on her
grounds at the close of the season. The BEK
tins already spoken of the grounds of the
club , which are admirably arranged In every
particular. The management of the club
has made arrangements to provide the mem
bers with two suits , one of which . for prac
tice , will be made of uroy , with blue sash
trimmings. Some of the players are already
here and arn quartered at the Llndell. Thu
others will be hero before the end of thn
week. The club commlses J. Jteinagle , N.
S. 1'alls , U. J. Glenalvy , S. Williams , K.
Williams , C. W. Chester. 11. Lawience , N.
C. Kobinson , Harry Smith , William Nelson.
Thomas Naleby. Of these Itolnau'le and
Nelson are retained from the club of last sea
son. They weio the leaders of that nine and
will doubtless g'vo ' as much satisfaction this
season as they did last. Tlio lirst game for
the hoason will bo with Omaha on the 121st of
next month. Parties desiring cushions at the
games will bo able to secure them iu the
grand stand for 5 cents per game. The
meetings of the club with the visiting clubs
will bo enlivened with music fioin a brass
baud which has been engaged for the season.
Now that theie Is good prospect of a great
deal of building being can led on during the
next two seasons , it is well that thu attention
of the authorities should bo directed to the
necessity of erecting such ; safeguards around
the premises Improved as will save people
from danger both by night and day. In the
early part of last week the throw ing of a
great deal of earth on P street in front of
the Leawlth building was the means of al
most depriving one of the best known citi
zens of his life. The night was dark and the
gentleman was In a carriage riding to the
Opolt from the theater. The driver was a
night man. There was no light
displayed to warn him of the
pile , and while driving at a
rapid gait ran upon the dump. The hack
was nearly upset , the driver thrown irom his
seat , and the horses Impelled Into a runaway
gait. With rare presence of mind the pas
senger lowered the window In one ot the
doors , opened the latter and jumped Into the
darkness. Ho was struck by the door and
thrown violently and stunned and bruised in
ahoirlblo manner. If the lignt mentioned
had been in place the accident would have
been averted. There are a number of those
dangerous places In town now and the more
erection of buildings progresses the more at
tention ought to be paid to this matter of
On next Wednesday ovenlng James O'Neill
will appear In " .Monte Cristo" at Funko's
opera house. His rendition of this character
Is one of the most finished potraltures on the
Maud llowo and the Buchanan Cometty
company appear at the People's theater nil
this week.
The adjourned citizens' meeting will beheld
held In Ttimplu hall to-morrow night.
fIazcs at Beatrice.
BEATKICE , Neb. , March 27. [ Special Tele
gram to the BKK.I C. N. Emery's livery barn
on Fifth street burned at 0 o'clock to-night.
The building was owned by Emery and the
contents owned by ( Jeorge Day , lessee.
Nearly all the horses were got out. Three
horses , two or three buggies , harness and
hay were burned. The loss is about $1,500 ,
fully covered by Insurance. The lire depart
ment did good work and prevented the tire
from spreading to adjoining buildings. The
origin of the.tiru is unknown , but IB sup
posed to have started In the haymow.
Ills Body rtccovercd.
FAIRMONT , Neb. , March 27. ( Special Tel
egram to the 1JEK. ] The body of George
Musselman , a former Fairmont clti/on , ar
rived here to-day from Yumn , Colorado.
During the big storm of February 25 Ceorgo
left the house or his brother Charles , Intend
ing to visit a neighbor only a few lods dis
tant , Kver since then and up to last Friday
ho could not be found. A reward was offered
and last Friday ho was found eighteen miles
south of where ho started. The deceased Is
a cousin of Clulsand Henry Musselman , of
this place. The remains will be taken to
Pennsylvania. c
Ijovln W. Khephard'a Ktinnral.
SI'IHNOPIKI.U , III. , March 27. Tlio liuiornl
of Levin W. Shepard of this city , late secre
tary and treasurer of the Soldiers Homo at
Qulncy , was laruoly attended to-day. Two
hundred old soldiers , thirty Sons of Veter
ans , 100 United Workmen , uud 100 oi the
Masonic fraternity were in lino. Grand
Master Alexander rl. Darragh , of Blooming-
tpn , conducted ( be obsequies
Why the Dead Dlvjnc's Sister IMil Not
Attend the Funeral.
NunYOIIK , March 2 ? . [ Special Telegram
to the UUK.I The joungest of the Dccchcr
family Is Mis. Isabella Needier Hooker , a
handsome woman of During
the week of Mr. Iteccher's Illness she was a
guest of a friend quite near her brother's
home. In lact , she was but a few doors
away , but she was not pot milted to enter the
house , though she made earnest appeals to
do so. Mrs. Hooker all her life has been 11
great admirer of her brother and was a great
favorite of his tip too \ \ time of the Beedier-
Tllton scaiuhl. So far as .Mr. Heecher
personally concerned , ho was never heatd to
condemn Mrs. Hooker lor thccourso she.took
In regard to the letters she wrote him , and
which fell Into the hands of Mr. Moulton ,
"the mutual filend"and were by him pub
lished to the world. Mrs. Hooker , when
she heard of her brother's Illness ,
hastened to Brooklyn and begged to bo per
mitted to. ec him. She sent several notes to
thohousubut received noans\\er. Dually
she wtoti ) to her brothet Edward , "the peace
maker" bettt ecu the Needier. * , and he told her
It would bo Impossible , that thefamlly would
nuvur consent. So she had to ntmn-
don thn Ionizing to look upon his face In lllc.
For some icason Mrs. Heecher and others of
the family feared Mrs. Hooker would make a
disturbance at the ehurch , and "llrother Ed-
waid" was commissioned to go and sec her ,
and nsk her to leave the city. The aged man ,
bound with grief , saw his sister. They had
a quiet talk and Mrs. Hooker , gre.itly dis
tressed that she should bo looked upon as an
enemy at such a time , assured her brother
that she was wrongly suspected , adding :
'How could any one think so meanly of mo
as to believe It possible that I would do such
a thing. " Edward Needier soothed her and
told her to give up any thought or attending
the funeral that would bo best for all con
cerned. The wveplnir woman consented and
remained at her friend's house , while all
Brooklvn was crowded to different places to
pay tribute to the brother's memory.
In connection with this and other episodes
of Beeeher's death , there Is n story ( old bv
Irving Hrown , of , a life-long friend
of the late William A. Ileach , who was
Tllton's chief in the celebrated trial. Ho says
Beach went Into the case firmly believing In
Beechor's guilt , but the trial was not hnlf
over when ho changed his mind. Brown says
Beach remarked to him when the trial was
over : "Wo were a nack of hounds trying to
run a lion down. Becchoi's own testimony
convinced mo that he was innocent of the
charge which Tilton had made. Ttiat Is not
saying that Tilton did not believe his own
accusations. On the contrary , ho did , but \\o
wcic all mistaken.
Canadian Irregularities.
TOIIONTO , Ont , March 27. [ Tele
gram to the Bir. : . ] A proposition has been
made here , owing to the dcgredatlon of rep
resentative government In Canada by tlio
eoriuptlon of the electorate and gerryman-
deilng constituencies , to petition the qtii-en
to appoint a royal commission , consisting of
six conservatives and six liberals , all promi
nent Englishmen , to Inquire Into the Iniqui
ties and infamous doings of the present Do
minion government In regard to the gerry
mander , the franchise , the fishery question ,
the government In the northwest , and many
other matters complained of by the people of
Canada. Tills proposition , which Is published
by a prominent libeial. points out that owluj :
to tlio scandalous government of Sir John
McDonald representative government In
Canada has become a byword and farce , and
IK. , o. Ji , . .uu ron uuiiu n iiummis-
tration , become a stink-hole ofscalnwags and
shysters from all parts ot the world , and es
pecially from tlie United States , which , ho
says , has now become a veiy henvcn ot pur
ity as compared with this country.
Ijord Lnmlnitowfic Denounced.
OTTAWA , Out. , March 27. [ Special Tele
gram to the BKU. I Lord Landsdowne Is sel
dom seen In the streets of tlio capital nowa
days. Since the repoits of his treatment of
his Irish tenants i cached Canada ho has been
much abused. The Montreal Post of yester
day made htm the subject of a bitter attack ,
charging him with having concentrated
within himself alt tbo worst qualities of an
ancestry that it would be gioss llattciy to
dignify with the bar sinister. Ho is accused
with living in luxurious idleness at a cost of
55100,000 a year paid by the mass of tolling
fools who go by the name of Canadian people
ple , while a system of wholesale evictions Is
carried on against his tenants on his Queens
county estates. Much Indignation has been
moused by tills attack on the governor gen
eral and it is understood the matter has been
placed In the hands of the minister of jus
The CVop Outlook.
CHICAOO , March 27. The Fnrmeis * Uo-
view prints for their crop review this week
the following summary : Dry weather con-
tluucs to prevail in Kansas and in poitlons
ot Missouri , which lias caused some injury to
winter wheat , though very few serious re
ports of damage are made except In the
former state. In Scdgwlck and some of the
other southern counties of Kansas , tliero has
been very little rain since last August The
tenor of the reports from Missouri is still
favorable tor the crop. Illinois reports con
tinue to be favorable and tlio outlook is still
regarded as very favorable for a lull average
ciop. Some Injury is reported from Pojio
and Jefferson counties , of Illinois. Some of
the northwestern and southern counties ot
Michigan report damage and the average of
the state is below that of the preceding two
years for this month. Koports irom W iscou-
sin are nearly all of a favorable tenoi , though
Injury is reported In Columbia and a few
other Interior counties. In Noble , Seneca
and Trumbull counties , the piospccts for
wheat are poor , but throughout the st.ito the
outlook is good.
A Pleasure Trip's Sad End.
SAN FIIANUISCO , March 27. A peculiarly
sad accident occurred to-day off the South
Pacific Coast wharf on tlio Alamoaa side of
the bay. J. O. Ilnggctt , owner of mining
property in Arl/ona , was paying a visit to ills
family In Alamtda , and took four of Ills chil
dren three bov sand ono girl out in a tow
boat fishing. Just as ho was about to ictuin
ho stood up in tlio boat to put on his over
coat. The boat began to rock and the motion
Increased until the fiail vessel capsized ,
throwing all the occupants into the water.
Other boats In the vicinity quickly pulled to
their aid , but only the two boys were drawn
from the water. Ono of these died a short
tlmo after , and thus what began as a pleasure
trip ended in the death of the lather , two
sons aud a daughter.
Indicted For Ilrlhcry.
HALIFAX , N. S. , Mardi 27.-fSpccIal Tele
gram to the BKE.J Irish circles are much
excited over the Indictment for personal
bribery found by the grand jury of Victoria
county against John Costlgan , minister of
Inland revenue. This Is the first tlmo In
Canadan history that a cabinet minister has
been Indicted lor peisonal bribery. At the
recent election Costlgan was ttio rccogni/od
leader of the Iilsh-Canadlans. but lias re
cently lost a ereat deal of Influence by ills
hamtliiiL' of the homo rtilo question In the
Canadian parliament If the chaises uro
proved Costlran must not only bo unseated
and disqualified but also probably Im
Ijfladlnj ; Itailroad Men Interviewed.
Nr.w VOIIK , March 27. Tli2 World de
voted * three columns tills morning to an In
terview with the railroad executives of this
city , Chicago , Boston and elsewhere on the
free puss system which , as far as Inter-state
travel ' „ concerned , will coma to an end
April 5 under the. provisions of ttio new Inter
state law. The numerous expressions ot the
officers interviewed is that the system has
grown to bo a crying nbiiio and all hailed its
abolishment us adeUveiatice. The president
of one of tlio leading trunk linen said it
would Incieaso tbo receipts of his line 11,000 , *
000 annually.
Tbo Ex-District Judges of Iowa After Com
pensation For Tlioir lull Term ,
Hnwkcyo Softool Children In the
Hands of Experienced lOdtiuators .
General DlasntlHfnution at Stew *
art's Appointment.
Carried to ttio Supreme Court.
Jis : MOI.NKS , la. , Miueh 27. [ Special to
the Bii.J : : Ono ol tfio pleasant things
with which the supreme court Is now wrest
ling In vacation tliuu is the question of sala *
lies for ttio circuit judges , who were logls-
Uted out of olllcu by the last general assem
bly. It will bo remembered In reorgan
izing the judiciary of the state the circuit
court was abolished , and the jurisdiction ot
the district court was enlaiged to take Us
place. Many of the circuit judges wore re-
nominated for the now district court , but
tlierovero seine half-dozen loft out , with
their occupation gone. After considering
their misfortune for a while they concluded
toask for the test of their salaries , that is for
the balance of tlio tlmu for which they had
been elected but were unable to serve on ac
count of their office being abolished. The
state auditor of course refused to pay them
or give them wai rants for their pay , and an
agreed case was undo UD and submitted to
thu district court hern for a mandamus com
pelling him to Issue the warrant. This was
refused , and the case was appealed to tlio su
perior court and Is now being considered.
The line of argument taken up by the ex-
judges Is quite Ingenious and claims that
they never have been removed from olllce , or
had their olllcus removed from them , for the
aw that abolished the chcult court has only
ly Implication referred to them , aud as they
are different from the comt they are there-
010 still officially allvo and kicking. It is ono
hlng , they say , to abolish a cotut , but an
ther thing to abolish the judges , and till
hey are particularly and expressly sup-
resscd they think they , should draw their
iabrics. This Is the problem with which the
uprcmo court Is now stiuggllng , and If It
lecldcs that the ex-judges are entitled to their
lalaiics for the remainder of the terms for
blch they weio elected , the stale will bo out
ust $15,000 by the transaction.
There Is a noval cl.ilm set up by a cltl/on ot
o\\a , which If established will maKe him the
triklngly unique possessor of a lunatic
.syluiu . with GOO or bOO crazy people on Ills
mnds. This Individual , Wilkinson by
lame , claims to h.wo discovered that the
and upon which the state Insane asylum at
ndcpendence Is built still belongs to the
United States by viituoof a defective title
.uid . no has coolly preceded to file a homestead
L-lalm against It and thinks ho can move on.
' le asserts that "yeihs and ycahs ago , " as
ilr. Florence would say , somebody A. for
Mstance claimed to homestead the tiact on
ivhleli the asylum stands , but that there waa
A defect In his title which ho never cured ,
and consequently It rovertud to the govern
ment and has passed undiscovered nil turn
time. So that Instead of successive person !
UtVlllllK 1110 IHIIll IIIHI Illlulljlll - t 10 1110
state the land really belongs to thu govern-
nent and Is open for homestead entry aa
nuclt as any land In the territories. He
: hereforo files his claim and nska the general
and olllce to give him a tltlo. His startling s
imposition hasn't > ct met the success ho do-
, ired , but ho Is persistent and will soon have
. .tale and fcd rai officials rummaging over
musty documents fora half century Pack.
What ho will do with his asylum full ot
lunatics should ho succeed hasn't yet been
The publication of the new freight rates
.itider the now Inter-state commerce law has
been the occasion of much varying comment
by the businessmen of tills vicinity. There
is very ceneral regret that the special rates
are abolished , though If all cities are treated
the same way In that respect the disadvan
tages will bo mutual. As far as the regular
latcs aie concerned Dos Moines Jobbers feel
that they are a little better oil than foiuierly ,
ns theie is less difference between their rates
and those to Mississippi river towns , and
inoro dltfeionco between their now rates and
the Missouri river towns than formerly.
Hence they say that they will not be troubled
much bv competition within their field by
cities on cither side of thorn , and can sell
within their own territory to much better ad
vantage tiian heretofore. Many think that
after a time theio will be evasions of the law
by both the railroads and the jobbers , when
not likely to bo detected , borne think that
the railroads will after all make special
rates to such customers as they can absolutely
trust , and the man who ships
ten car loads of products a day will receive ,
as he ought to , better tcrma than the man
vvho doesn't ship that amount In a year.
Someol thu heavy shlppcis bere propose to
try the plan of soiling the privilege of carry
ing their trade to tlio highest bidder. Thus
the jobber who has ten car loads of freight to
send out will tauo bids fioin the different
roads for the business , they offering HO much
premium to got the contract , ho of course to
pay the regular rates. The highest bidder
would get the business and his premium
would bo In the natuieof a rebate , which
might or might not bo regarded as a viola
tion , or at least an evasion of the law. Ihe
jobbers who have to compete with Chicago
nouses think that the law'does them a great
Injustice , and while no doubt a benefit to
that'place. Is a detriment to Iowa , Nebraska ,
Kansas , Minnesota. Wisconsin and the terri
tories west. Whether this bo M > or not re
mains to be seen. Meantime tLu business
men are acruptln * the Hltuatlon hopefully ,
and propose to make the best of it and t'ivo
the law a fair trial.
It speakB welt tor tlio schools of Iowa that
tbevluuoso many cxpeilenced educatnisat
their head. Tlio state superintendent of edu
cation Is now serving his thlid term , and
therolsastiongdemittid tor his renomlna-
tion for n fouith. A largo number of princi
pals and city superintendent ! ! have served In
their present positions for inoro than ten
years , anil the following thirteen have served
iiioio than fltteun ycain , with one veteran of
twenty-eight year's service without a change.
What western state can show an equal ?
Charles O. Kretsclimer , principal of Fifth
waid school , Dubuque , for twenty-eight
years ; Luo E. Chambers , principal ot Jack
son school , Cedar Haplds , for twenty year ;
.1. A. Woods , principal of Clarinda nrhool §
for twenty-three years ; Thos. M. Irish ,
principal ot Third ward school ,
Ihibuquc , for nineteen yeais ; F. H.
Witter , superintendent Musoatlnoischoollfor
nineteen > eain : W. W. Jamleson , Hnpcrln-
tendunt KeoUulc schools tor eighteen years :
Sarah K. Thompson , principal of Madison
school , Cedar Itaplds , forcisntocn years : H.
O. Thomas , pilnclpol of West Hill school ,
Uurllnu'ton , for eighteen years ; William
Hummel ! , principal of south boundary school ,
Uurlinufon. for seventeen > ears ; J. W. Kinr ,
principal of Cic ker schoolWest lea Moines ,
Bovuntcflii > eais ; 1) . W. Lewis , superintend
ent Washington schools tor seventeen years ;
J , J. Na H , principal ot school No. 4 , Daven
port , lor sixteen je.n.s ; Henry Sabln , super
intendent Clinton schools for fifteen yearn.
Hardly a fedeial appointment In Iowa has
mused so much disapproval and dissatisfac
tion as thu I at1 appointment of 1) . W.
Stewart to be ievcnuo collector for thh dlf-
trlct. He was not the choice of the democracy
ot thlh section , and secured ttio place solely
through thu eltoils of Congressman Weaver ,
who hcems to h.ito the disposition of all the
Iowa patron.igo through some mysterious In-
lluetico lie exeith over Cleveland , Thlx man
Stewart hns benn two or three times Indicted
tor criminal offenses , and It Is said has an In *
dlctiiient against him now , tor which ho lira
never been tried. Ills lecoid Is very unsavory ,
and he Is not at all Idcntllk'd with Hut repre
sentative portion ofhlspniiy. } | o has nude
no denial so far of thn chaws against him at
his former homo Otlumwa and uulrM he
clears them upory toon. IK llkelv to b re
pudiated by ttio leading dejnjjcruUc pap o {