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The Expose of the Judiciary Committee Con
spiracy Excites the Legislature.
The Ijlncoln Iloodlcrs ) lint nnd Re
consider the Libel IJI11 Anotlicr
Prohibition lilnck Eye
Much Other Legislation.
Thr Story ofthe Connplrncy.
LINCOLN , Neb. , March 2S. ( Special Tele
gram to the UEI.J : The linn's exposition
of the conspiracy on the part of cer-
tnln members of Iliu judiciary committee -
too of the house to extoi t money
from the gamblers for the purpose of
killing the anti-gambling bill caused the
greatest excitement All day yesterday the
promised disclosure was the talk of the
crowds In the hotels aud the same subject
was continued throughout this morning's
session of the house. As the noon hour approached
preached , nearly ouu-half of the members
slipped out of their scats and struck oil' for
towu to get early copies of the JJin. : Among
these were the parties whose names
figure In the record of the
conspiracy. The Hr.n never reached
the legislators until the afternoon , having
first to pass through the local and legislative
postofllccs. This morning , however , enter
prising newsboys were In the
halls of the capltol selling
before the recess. Although hundreds
of the paper arc dally cliculated In the legls
laturo at the state's expense , yet nearly
every member bought a copy ami retired to
read it In private. The general Im
presslon prevailed that the chain of
facts proving a conspiracy are
conclusive and many of thoio who formerly
V TO doubtful of the validity of the charges
are now satisfied that the linn has moro
than Instilled the promises made
by Its editor In respect to the
suspected members of the committee. Sul
llvan and Slater were absent this morn
ing and It Is not likely that the latter
will rjtnrn before adjournment. The othcis
could not bo found.
The UKE correspondent later asked a few
of the Interested parties what they thought
about the conspiracy expose. Mr. Russell
said : "I'm clad ho ( Mr. Hosowater ) pub
lished it , because If ho hadn't ho might have
made seine people believe ho had something
behind his threats. There Isn't the slightest
thing In the story that effects mo at least.
The reason 1 was up In Omaha at the time
was because I was looking around about thai
Grand Army matter , and If ho had spies
watching mo they must have been awfully
disappointed. "
Mr. Sullivan was also asked and said : "It's
a outrage. When 1 got upon the
floor to bring that bill before the house , 1 did
It to vindicate the judiciary commlttoo be
cause I felt that there were members o
it who had taken money and been bribed
But to take n man's ofllclal action
on the Hour and construe it as It was coir
Etrued was an outrage. It settled the busl
ness and settled me Inevocably against tin
bill. The evidence , however , Is oC the thin
cst nature Imaginable. "
The reporter asked Mr. Caldwcll what h
thought of the charges. Ho replied : "Well , 1
liavvn't anything to say about them. II
wouldn't become me to talk about otue
members' affairs. "
"What do you think about them as the ;
refer to yourself. "
"Oh , I don't care about saying anything.
am disposed to let the matter drop. I don'
like to talk at my own funeral. It doosn' '
look well. It would sound like writing one' :
own obituary. "
Mr , Caldwcll said this In an Innocent manner
nor , with scarcely a suggestion of either sar
casm or Irony.
Mr. Majors said : "Tho reference made t
mo lu the BKI ; In this matter Is not correct
The Information came doubtless from
Church llowo , who , I think , purposely mis
informed Mr. Kosewater's detective. I voted
for the bill In the senate and wanted
pass , and I also wanted the Investigation.
Mr. Slater and others will testify that I was
not in the room as stated by your paper. "
Clerk Cook , In response to the usual ques
tion , said : "Tho expose was good lirst-class.
You don't want any better , do you ? It was
great , I toll you. "
Mr. Brad Slaughter said : "Tho Jir.r says
I was in a room with Its suspects. It is not
BO. I was blind at the time under the doc
tor's care nnd a bandage over my eyes. I
was in darkness for a week. As rozards the
proposition with which Mr. Rosewater starts
out , that fact of Mr. Ilussell coming on the
name train with a gambler 1 consider utterly
ridiculous. "
Senate Proceedings.
LINCOLN , Neb. , March 28. [ Special Tele-
cram to the DEE.J The senate went
Into committee of the whole with Mr. Ma
jors In the chair and recommended the fol
lowing house rolls for passage : 3 , crea
ting the office of roElster of deeds In counties
ot fifteen thousand Inhabitants aud over ; 183 ,
rendering life and endowment policies non
forfeitable ; 40 , enabling foreign railroad
companies to incorporate In Nebraska.
The senate in the afternoon passed the bill
appropriating $130 to Grand Island errone
ously collected by the state auditor. Six nor
mal school bills were passed in favor of
Fronklyn , Loup City , Wayne. Fnlilmry ,
Plum Creek aud Ord. Senate Ulo 31 was
passed making it the duty ot the state board
of equalization to examine the various county
assessments and decide upon the date of all
state taxes.
The following bills were also passed : An
act to regulate the policies of Insurance and
to make the amount written therein bo the
true loss In case the prupctty Insured Is
wholly destroyed , and declare who are the
aaeiits of Insurance companies and the olfect
ot notice to such agents ; an act to provide
for the Incorporation of cemetery associa
tions and for the acquisition of cemetery
grounds , and for the abandonment and relo
cation thereof ; an act to constitute eight
hours as a day's labor : an act to pro
vide for the compilation and printing of
the laws relatlug to township organisation ;
an act to regulate the sale ot l.OoO-mlle tlck-
ets ; uactto provide for thu pardon of cents -
vlcts in certain oases ; an act compelling
railways Incorporated In other states to In
corporate under the laws of this state before
operating ; an act to make policies of life and
endowment Insurance companion non-for-
feltable aud Ux a surrender value ; an act to
authorize the state treasurer to transfer
87lVJ.b3 from the permanent school fund to
the general fund. This Is the amount of the
escheated estate of Leonard H. Smith.
Itecesx till 7:30 : this evening.
The senate met at 8 o'clock and went Into
committee of the whole. A bill providing
for the taxation of mortgages upon real
estate as well as the real estate was con
sidered. The bill was stronely opposed upon
the ground that it would drive out money
lenders. The senate foreclosed Us mortgage
on the bill.
The bill to prohibit bucket shops and deal
ing In options WHS recommended to pass.
'J ho bill tor a joint resolution to amend sec
tion 1. article 15 of the constitution of the
state , entitled "amendments" was recom
mended to pass. A number of bills weio
At l > :80 : the committee arose and the senate
Doings In the House.
' LINCOLN , Neb. , March 23. [ Special Tele-
aaw Jo tue Ct&l-IU bQUM wet
morning with little more than a quorum pres
ent. Mr. Klhle-y of Madison surprised some
people by moving to reconsider the vote by
which the anti-libel bill was killed on last
Saturday. The motion pi evaded and a vote
was taken. During Its progress several mem
bers displayed unusual eagerness to secure
the requisite vote. Mr. Young of Domrlas
was equally busy In working against the
movement. The following Is the vote :
Ayes Agra , Andrews , Hahcnck , Ualrd ,
Ilowman , Drown , ( 'aldvvell , Cannon , Cole ,
Cope. Crane , Dickinson , Dlller , Kloley ,
Fiantz. Fuch , Fuller , GafTord , ( ! reen ,
Leltiveld , Marshall , MrCann , McConautrhy ,
McGrow , Newcomer , Newton , Nlchol , Nor-
rl8Pemberton , IVtew , Itaudall , Kiiyninml ,
Jiiissell. Shauip , Thornton , WardlavvVI1 -
holmseu. Wilsuy and Yiitzy 39.
Nays Andics. lUHaid , Dempster , Kwlnir ,
Fox , Glllmorc. Harrison. Heimrod , llorst ,
Keipcr , Kief , Smyth. Tyson , Wcthcrald ,
Wright , Young , and Mr. bpe.iker It ) .
Absent or not voting Abi.ihamson ,
Alkcii. llalloy , Harrctt , Hciitlov , Hick , Cam
eron , Craig , Ku'glcslon. Kills , teuton , Gam
ble , Garvoy. llaydcncary , Konnny , King ,
Knox , Latla. Lord , Mntthiesoii , McKcnna ,
Miller , Mlnnix , Overtoil , Satchel. Schwab ,
hlmiii ; ? , Slater , Sullivan , Sweet. Tingle ,
Tracey , Trut'Mlalo , Turner , Underbill ,
Veach. Watson , White , Whltmore , Wilson
and Wolcnwebcr.
Uelore announcing the vote Mr. Young
raised a point of order to thu effect that
the vote of Saturday on thu libel bill could
not bcicconsldercd. There were but a few
members over a quorum present and to re
consider required two-thirds ot the members
elected voting In the ulllrmative. Kulo r > G
reads : "No bill or question which has been
passed or rejected shall bo called up for re-
considoratlondurlng thesaiao session unless
two-thirds of the house shall bo
in favor of taking up the same. " Uy the
word house Mr. Young claimed 100 members
were Intended and contrasted with It another
section where. In regard to changing rules ,
thu woids "members piesent" occur. The
chair held thu point was not well taken.
lasked Mr. Kisley , whohad stood against
the bill on Saturday , why ho changed. Ho
said at the request and with the understand
ing that the bill would bo amended so as to
cut out the feature providing tor the prose
cution of the olfcndlng editor In any county
In the state.
Mr. Russell , who was active in support of
the reconsideration , said the Intent was to
pass the bill as It originated In the senate , as
iollows :
Section 1. If anv person shall write , printer
or publish any fatso or malicious libel
of or concerning another , or shall cause
or procure anv such libel to bo writ
ten or published , every poison so
oirendlng shall , upon conviction thereof ,
bo hupd In any sum not exceeding
5300 Imprisoned In the county Jail not
exceeding six months , or both , at the discre
tion of the court , and moreover be liable to
the party Injured : provided , that If such
libel Is published in a newspaper having a
general circulation the person so offending
shall bo punished by Imprisonment In the
penitentiary not less than one nor moro than
three yearn.
Section U. That section 47 of chapter 7 of the
code of criminal procecduro bo aud the same
Is hereby repealed.
The house wont Into committee of the
whole , Mr. Shame lu the chair , on the order
recommended by the committee on selection.
The following bills were passed : House
rolH"7. providing assistance to the attorney
gcncial , was recommended for passage , and
479. cieatlng Thurstou county , was laid
over Informally. The committee rose
and reported and again returned
to consider senate files. The following lile.s
wore recommended for passaeo : bS , tor the
relief of John Glllesple ; 10 , making the age
of consent ilttccn years ; 33 , relating to at-
tornoys'lieca. Files 5 , making general elec
tion days legal holidays , and 8 , relatingto the
passage of the Interstate commerce bill , were
Indctinltely postponed. i''lle 13 was hide fi
nitely postponed.
The house read a number of bills the third
tlmo and passed the following : House roll
ISO ! , perfecting the title to n parcel of prop
erty In Lancaster county ; 310 , providing that
the plain tilt shall not recover costs In actions
if the damages be under 55 ; 353 , appropriat
ing $1,000 for furnituie for the adjutant gen
eral's oflice ; 3C3 , extinguishing the adminis
trative , powers of an unmarried woman in
case of marriage ; 257 , providing tor the em
ployment of a county prosecutor where
chance of venue has been taken from one
county to another ; 220 , providing for a stu
dents' battalllon at the university , and -"J ,
providing for the erection of a Grant memo
rial Imti at the university , to bo used for the
military department of that Institute , S'20-
000 are appropriated for this work.
House roll -ir was Indefinitely postponed.
The governor announced that ho had
signed house rolls 473 and 435 , for the relief
of Kearney and Cass counties respectively.
House roll 4 , for preventing the illegal sale
or giving away of malt , spirituous or vinous
liquors , was recommitted by a vote of 37 to
35. This bill enables two resident freehold
ers to Ilia complaint that Intoxicating drinks
are being sold or glvomiway by certain per
sons. If the charge bo sustained the seized
Honors of the accused are to be destroyed
and the owucr fined , It was discovered that
a mistake had been made In the count and
that thu motion had prevailed. The bill was
accordingly placed upon Us passage and for
the third time this session the anti-liquor ele
ment received a black eye. The vote was as
follows :
Ayes Abiahamson , Alken , Andrews ,
Uabccck , Bailey , Ualrd , liallard , .Cannon ,
aughy. Mclirew , Mlnnix , Newcomer , New
ton , Nlchol , Norris , Pemborton , I'eters , Han-
dall , Shamp , SImms , Thornton , Underfill ) .
Ward law , Wetherald , Wilson , Yutzy , aud
Mr. Speaker 11.
Nays Andres , Ilontley , Bowman , Brown.
Caldwell , Dickinson , Kisley , Kills , Kwing ,
Frantz. Fuchs , Gamble. Garvey , Gllmoie ,
Harrison , Uayden , Heimrod , Horst , Helper ,
Knox , Leisveld , Matthleoon. Miller , Over
toil , liaymond , Kief , Ilussell , SImanek ,
Smyth , Sullivan , Sweet. Tyson , Watson ,
White. Whltmore , Wilhclmson , Wilsey ,
Wrlnht aud Young 89.
Mr. Itaudall lirsl voted In the negative and
said that his object was to move for a recon
sideration , but as there was a majority pres
ent who could pass ouly free whisky bills ho
would chance to aye.
House roll 03 was passed authorizing the
appointment of a deputy attorney general ;
also ' - ! - ! " > , amending the statutes In decedents.
Mr. Dempster's compulsory education bill
was passed by a vote ot 04 to U.
Mr. White's bill requiring private benevo
lent societies to submit to examination by the
state auditor was reported amended by the
senate ami the same concurred In.
Mr. Caldvvell's bill , providing that a ma
jority of the taxpayers of a school district
may determine as to whether books may be
famished free to pupils , and Mr. Kolpcr's
house roll appropriating JS.OOO fora state
geological survey , were recommended for
Mr. Sweet's bill , preventing cruelty to ani
mals , Including dogs , was next passed.
Mr. Cope's bill , establishing an industrial
honm with a view to aid in the suppression
of prostitution and appropriating 315,000 for
the same , was recommended for passsge.
At the night session house roll 434. provid
ing for farmers' Institutes , and llayden's
bill. 05. setting fees for Inquests , were passed.
Mr. Shamp's bill , paying K. It. Hoar , ot
Concord , Mass. , 81KM.45 for legal labor In
the case of Motion vs Nebraska , relatlnc to
the Saline lands , was considered. Mr. Can
non wanted the roll recommitted. Several
members spoke In favor of the bill , but the
emergency clause was stricken out and the
bill finally passed.
Mr. Nichol's bill , providing pay for
surveying , was passed.
Mr. Watson's bill , providing for change of
venue from county Judges In civil aud crimi
nal cases , was passed.
The object of the reconsideration of the
anti-libel bill done this morning became ap
parent when Mr. Caldwell's roll 340 was
called. Under the title of amending the
civil code it contains the same objectionable
feature , though of a civil nature , which the
timid ones had Inserted In tbe criminal bill
before It was killed. The exponents ot that
measure knew ot Mr. Caldwell's bill and im
posed on Mr. KUley , who knew nothing of it
when they sought him to move the recon
sideration. This ho admitted to your cor
respondent this evening. Before the nature
of the bill could be brought to the attention
ot many of the members ther had voted
against tbe oonvjptlon which had guided
them iu cowldcilug tyo crlnjlna bly l eye
referred to. The section In this bill Is : "An
action for llbol may bo brought In any county
where the libel Is circulated. " The bill was
passed by a vote of 67 to 19 , Messrs. Knox
and Garvey of Douglas voting In the a airma
il ve.
ve.Mr. . Slater's bill , No. 114 , Is one of the
strangest ot the session. It makes It unlaw
ful for any railroad company lu Nebraska to
employ any person who uses as a beverage
any malt or spirituous liquors during the time
he may bo In the actual service of the com
pany. The tltlo was found defective and
linally Imperfectly patched.
Mr. Cole's bill requiring railroads to keep
crossings in re-pair was passed.
A number of senate flics wcro read the first
Mr. Uandall's bill for the sale of saline
lands und developing salluo Industries , was
Mr. 1'utcrs' bill prohibiting the catching
of game and fish on certain occasions was
passed ,
The Now ICIcotlou Imw.
LINCOLN. Neb. , March 08. ( Special to the
BIE. : | The Andres election law for the
metropolitan cities aud cities of thu llrst
class , which passed the house a few
days ago , and which will certainly
pass the senate , Is herewith synopsbed.
It Is a voluminous document , covering
foity-ilvo pages of line print. It is
a transcript of the Now York election law ,
and Is certainly detailed enough to adapt
Itself to purifying and otherwise Improving
the elections lu our cities. It will require In
telligence and study on the paitof the of
ficers governed by It to memorize Its rules ,
though the language Is such that It may read
ily be understood.
Hereafter the boxes at elections shall bo
marked and successively numbered as fol
lows : Number , "pnslden't , " two , "state ; "
three , "congross ; " four , legislature , county : "
five , "city ; " six , "local : " seven , "judiciary1
and eight , "educational. " At elections
where ballots are to bo deposited tor other
than these offices mentioned , additional
boxes shall be supplied for the same. The
illots for these ofllcers shall bo endorsed
vltli the same word which designates the
jox Into which they are to bo deposited. The
lolls shall be open at 0 o'clock In the morning
nd close at 0 o'clock In the evening. There
s to be created by the council a bureau of
ilectlon , to bo managed by a chief , whoso
alary shall not bo more than § 2.000 per
'ear. He shall bo removable by the
> ollco board for cause. Registration
looks are to bo furnished by the council In
ivhich shall be entered the name of each
.treet or avenue in the election district , the
lumber of each dwelling and the names of
11 males residing In each dwelling who shall
, pply for registration. These books shall
iach contain not moro than 700 names and
hall show the residence , room , address , na-
Ivlty , color , term of residence , assembly dls-
rlct , county , state , date of naturalization ,
: oiirt erantlng the pai > ersdato ot application ,
llsnualllication. whether or not thu voter was
tmllenged at the time. The board shall have
no authority to change thu boundary or
umbcrofany election district save wnen
ho customary enumeration of the citizens of
ho state Is made , when as early as Septem-
> er 1st , a general registration of the city , by
election district , wards or precincts upon the
basis of the registration ot votes for the year
'ast preceding the time of such redistrict-
nir. In which members of congress
ihall have been chosen. : Such redlstrlctlnc
shall bo made In such a manner that each
election district shall contain as near as prac-
'Icablo 330 voters on the basis of such regls-
ratlon. On or before August 15 , 1887 , and
every second year thereafter , the common
council may dlvido such election dlstnctsand
nch only as by registration of voters of the
wo preceding years shall be found to 1mve an
average registration of moro than 400 voters.
AH judges and poll clerks shall be selected
by the council and make all removals and
transfers and 1111 all vacancies which may
occur. In thu months of August and Hep-
'emuer , the council shall appoint four elec-
, lon judges for each dlstiict , two of whom
ihall bo of different political faith from their
other associates , and those appointed to rep
resent the minority political party shall be
named by the representatives of the political
minority party on the board. These ap
pointees shall be able to write and speak the
English language undorstandlngly. No Inspector
specter shall bo required to bo a resident of
the district to which he Is appointed. Ho
shall hold his office for one year , unlcss'ro-
moved for cause. The poll clerks shall also
be of different political complexions , and
shall hold their offices for ouo year. Judges
of election aud poll clerks shall receive 35
per day for each day of registration , revision
of the same or election. While holding their
positions both tlieso officers shall bo exempt
irom both military and jury duty. Knch
person notified bv the bureau of election of
his selection as judge of election must sub
mit to examination within five days , and if
found qualified , unless excused by the board
for 111 health , bo bound to serve ono year. In
case of failure to comply with this re
quirement , ho shall bo subject to a fine
of 8100 , recoverable by the board and to be
used for the police fund. Thu judges of
election are clothed with powrr to enforce
quiet and order at the polls. The registra
tion for a general election shall take place on
Tuesday four weeks , Wednesday of the third
week and Friday and Saturday of the second
week before the November election. For
other elections there shall bo a revision of
the registration mentioned on the Friday
and Saturday of the second week preceding
the day of such election.
On the days mentioned the judges shall sit
for registration between tbe hours of 8 a. m.
and 9 o'clock p. m , and before entering the
name of any applicant shall put him to oath
that he will truthfully answer all the ques
tions put to him regarding his right to reg
A number of paces are devoted to recount
Ing the duty of judges when registering be
fore election day. At the latter tlmo they
shall use the books prepared and no vote shall
be received unless the voters' names be
found by at least three of the judges upon a
least three ot the books. Before the tilth ol
each month , the clerk of the district couri
must tile with the chief of the bureau thu
name , age , residence , sentence and place of
confinement of every party charged in that
court with any offense. .Failure to comply
shall be considered a misdemeanor. The
council must hire , clean , warm , light an
maintain all places of registration , and no
building or part of a building in which In
toxicating liquors are sold shall bo used for
such purpose or with the holding of the polls.
When possible , such places shall bo lighted
with gas. The space In front of the ballot
boxes shall bo equivalent to a room twelve
feet square. Kach political party shall bo en
titled to designate achallcnger to remain rtur
Ing registration , revision or balloting. Tin
judges and clerks before election day shal
UIIIKO a canvass of their districts to
ascertain the truth of the statements made by
the parties registered. City authorities shal'
not number , re-number any street or chanter
or alter such number save oetweon the 11 rs
of May and the lirst of October. The roou.
in which balloting takes place shall not be
locked , but may be guarded by one or mori
officers to exclude disorderly people. Karl
candidate may appoint a party to represen
him at the counting of the ballots in each
election district in which ho Is Interested.
If two ballots be found rolled together , they
shall be destroyed , It the number ot ballot !
in the box exceed the number of voters , bu
not otherwise. A ballot found In a box
marked differently from the endorsement o :
the ticket shall not bo destroyed , unless i
shows an excess over the number of name :
recorded. If there be more ballots In the bo. ,
than there are names of voters on the list ,
one of the judges , with his back turned to
the box , shall take out and destroy the num
ber of ballots In excess.
Tim bill does away with the old law pre
scribing for a tallying ot evcrv name upon
every ticket , as it Ts read out. resorting to
that only In scratched or xplit tickets. The
others are to be counted as they are now gen
erally counted by judges , all tickets con
taining the same name being put In a pile
and a number of votes corresponding to the
number ot the ballots being credited to every
name put on the paper.
Immediately after the announcement of
the result of the balloting , the judges shall
give to a policeman a statement of the same ,
which , attested , shall bo borne Immediately
to the police headquarter ) ' , and the captain or
sergeant shall telegraph the same to the
bureau of elections. The judges shall sub
scribe to three statements of the result of the
election , oua of which within twenty-four
hours after the signing shall bo sent to the
councUjanQtier ) to ttjo c mjtjr cleric , aud tu
third t to the chief of the bureau ot election ! ) .
Ono ( of the poll-books within the same tune.
shall bo Illed with the bureau of elections and
the other with the county clerk. The official
canvass , immediately upon Its completion
by the board of county canvassers , shall bo
advertised for ono day In two dally papers.
Jury Fails to Agree.
Nonrot.K , Neb. , March ' . ' 8. [ Special to the
BKK. [ The case of the state vs Frank Mc-
Nccly terminated In the district couit at
Madison late Saturday afternoon by a failure
of the jury to agree. The case has been pend
ing since November. IbbS , at which time Me-
Ncely , a switch engineer of the Klkhorti line ,
was arrested on a charge of committing a
rape on Maud Taylor , o thirteen-year-old
niece who was llvln * at his homo In this city ,
The ca o was closely contested by the at
torneys , able arguments being made by
County Attorney Hoblnson for the prosecu
tion , and by Messrs. H. 0. Urowe , W. M.
Hobertson and VV. V. Allen for the defense.
It Is said seven of the jurors were lu favor of
acquittal. _
Spring Httlldlna Room.
AINRWOIITII , Neb. , March ! ! ? . | Special to
the BIK. I Articles of Incorporation have
been drawn no and signed for the organiz
ing of a bulldlns ; association , with a capital
of S100.COO. Already 340,000 worth of stock
has been taken. The books arc being pre
pared and will bo icady In a few davs lor
Htork .subscriptions. A number of cottages
will bo b.illt this spring , and several brick
houses am in contemplation. Alnswoith ,
like other Nebiaska towns , will have a lively
boom and a prosperous season.
Pint to County's District Court.
COLUMIIUS , Nrb. , March US. [ Special Tele-
ram to the Br.K. ) The district court , his
loner Judge A. M. Post present , opened
o-day with 113 civil and twelve
irliiilnaljases on the docket. The
udiclal labor of the district is
apldly Increasing and several Important
nilts are to bo heard , the most notable being
hat of Itobert Williams for embez/.loment ,
rom David City under change of venue , and
iCdward Grant , for arson ,
\ Rontrlcc Drtujclst Falls.
BCATIUCK , Neb. , March 28. ( Special Tele
gram to the BKK. I George J. Knbleman ,
rugglst , was closed up to-day by the sheriff
n an attachment sued out by his wife , Kate
lubloman for 83,000 monev loaned , Other
attachments by wholesale dealers soon fol-
owed. Whether the § 3,000 attachment Is
nade to cover up and save the stock Is not
inown , His sales of family medicines has
iccn good and h > j was thought to be making
Found Dead in the Snow.
Br.ATisici : , Neb. , March 28. [ Special Tele-
ram to the BBC. 1 Washington Cunning-
iani , a prominent farmer , near Libeity , was
'omul dead In the snow near that plaeo this
uorning. Heart disease Is supposed to bo
ho eauso. Ho was a temperate man and u
iood citi/.cn.
A Beneficial Snow.
NoriPOLK , Neb. , March 23. [ Special to the
BIK. | A gentle snow-fall prevailed last
night covering the ground to a depth of four-
ami a halt inches. The largo aieas of wheat
and other small grain sown In nortn Ne
braska will be greatly benelittcd by it.
The Klein Dairy Marker.
ELCIIX , 111. , March 23. The butter market
ivas a little weak to-day. but regulur sales
tvcre 2,14(1 ( pounds at 31c. 'Nothing was doing
'n cheese.
The Highest Tribunal On the Insol
vent Manufacturers Itniik Case.
WASHINGTON. March 23. A decision was
rendered by the United States supreme court
o-day in the incolvont bituk case of Alonzo
Itlchmond , Charles Comstock and others
against Agnes F. Irons and Andrew II.
Foskett , executor and executrix of James
Irons , deceased , and others , an appeal from
the United States circuit court for the north
ern district of Illinois. This was a suit to en
force the personal liabilities of stockholders
for the debts of the Insolvent Manufacturers'
National bank of Chicago. A master , ap
pointed by the , court below to ascertain the
amount of tlio debts and assets of the bank ,
reported on the 25th day of Mity , 18Mi , that
the Indebtedness of the bank at that tlmo was
S34G.733 ; that , 09,340 should bo added
to that sum for the expenses of the receiver
ship , making a total of $410,079 and that the
necessary assessment which should bo made on
the stockholder to pay said Indebtedness was
t3.3 per cent upon the capital stock of $500-
000. Many exceptions were made to the
master's report , but they were overruled and
the decree was entered against each stock
holder sevetally for the amount computed to
be dun from him according to the amount of
ills stock. From this decree Itlchmond , Com
stock and others appealed. This court
holds :
1. That the action of the circuit court In per
mitting amendments to the original plead-
Inus Is justified by the rules on that subject
as stated bv this court In the case of Nealo
vs Neale f9 Wallace 1) ) and in the Tremolo
patent (33 ( Wallace 518) ) , etc.
3. That the statute of limitations , even If
applicable ns a bar to this proceeding , ceased
to run against the creditors of the bank enti
tled to the benefit of the decree from the time
when the amended bill was tiled in October ,
1870. It had not then taken effect.
3. That the obligation of the deceased
stockholder survives as against ins personal
4. That Comstock Is liable on stock sold by
him In good faith but not transferred by him
on the books , as well as on stock sold with a
knowledge of the bank's insolvency.
5. That the stockholders are by law exonerated
onorated from obligation to contribute to the
payment of all claims in class D , amounting
in the aggregate to 918,500.
0. That the creditors are entitled to Inter
est on the dates of the bank as against the
7. That the stockholders are not bound to
contribute as a debt duo irotn the bank or
themselves to a fund for the payment of the
expenses of the receivership.
The decree of the circuit court. In so far at
It U Inconsistent with the foregoing decision
Isieveraed and the cause remanded will
directions to proceed therein as justice and
equity may require in conformity wltn this
opinion. Opinion by Justice Matthews.
Another Illinois Hallway.
Si'itiNOKiELD. III. , March 28. Articles o
Incorporation wero'flled in the secretary o
state's oflice to-day by the 1'eoria & Western
railway company.v The capital stock is
$4,500,000. It Is prepared to construct a rail
way from a point on the eastern line of the
state In Iroquols county , westerly throuirl
Iroquols , Ford , Livingston , McLean , Wood
ford , Toiwoll , Peoria. Fulton , McDonough
Hancock and Henderson counties to ti
townot Hamilton , on the Mississippi river ,
and by a branch -Burlington , la.
The Cotton Trade farnlyrod.
NEW OHLKANS , March 28. At Lefou :
Saturday , various weighers and re-welghen
and cl&tsors received notice from their em
players , factors and buyers , that they shout
report for work this morning , otherwls
their services would be dispensed with. Th
notice , however , had no effect , as the strlk
ers feel certain their places cannot bo filled ,
While the trouble continues no cotton car
be shipped or sold , and tiade Is paralyzed ,
Sinking Ground. .
Wu.KEsnAiirtE , Pa. , March 2S. A cave In
occurred over the vrbrklngsof the Delaware' &
Hudson's mines at Plains , last night , and
the ground settled hbout four feet Prop
erty In the vicinity Is greatly dannged.
Wells In the vicinity of thu cave are reported
dry this morning.
A Disabled Steamer.
NKW YOIIK , March 28. No tidings of the
disabled steamer Salerno , reported disabled
In mid-ocean by the steamer P. Caland , has
yet been heard at the oftlce of the agents of
the Wilson line steamers and some anxiety
U felt for ber safety.
The Killing of Haddock Eelated iu a
Straightforward Manner.
The Testimony Listened to AVIth Interest anil Itn Truth
Strongly Impressed on the Im-
inoiiHo Audience Present.
Bnnsatlonal lny In Court.
Sioux CITY , la. , March 28. [ Special Tele
gram to the Ur.K. ] This has been by all
odd" the most sensational day thus far In the
Haddock trial. Heforo the hour of conven
ing court It was reported that Lcavltt , the
confessor , was to be , placed on the stand by
thnstuto. This had the effect of drawing
during the morning and afternoon nc-sstons
tremendous crowds. The stairways and all
approaches to the largo court room were
crowded during most of the day and every
bit of available space Inside , Including windows
dews , aisles and oven the judge's platform ,
was packed. Among the throng were a largo
number of ladles , many of them prominent
In temperance work. H Is'needless to state
that the proceedings of the day were watched
with the deepest and at times breathless In
terest. Leavltt was put on the stand carlv
this morning and It was not until 2 or 3
o'clock this afternoon when ho completed
his graphic story of the great crime" and
tragedy and the defense commenced its
cioss-examlnatlon. Leavltt was well dressed
and made a very favorable Impression. His
statements were all made with a posltlveness
that added weight and the defense found It
impossible to Impeach the same or
gain any advantage. Whatever clso
Leavltt may have testified to when before the
coroner's and crand juries , the general Im
pression seems now to bo that he Is telling a
straight story and the truth. Melville K.
Stone , editor of the Chicago News , who has
taken the deepest Interest In this case , Is now
here and a close observer of everything that
The llrst witnesses to testify to-day wcro
Albert Adams , William Williamson , George
A. Lang and Simon Adelshlem. Nothing
of importance was developed moro than to
corroborate the statement of other witnesses
and stroncthcns thoclmlii. Harry Leavltt
was then called. His testimony In substance
was as follows :
1 know Arensdorf ; bought from S.10 to S75
woithof beer from him every week for my
theater. 1 returned from an eastern visit
three or four days before the murder of Hev.
Haddock. The day before Simonson told mo
ho was going to call a special meeting of
the saloon men. 1 saw quite a number , and
at the suggestion of Simonson 1 joined the
saloon keepers' union. 1 went to the meet-
ng that night with Doc Darlington. I lirst
went Into a saloon and got a drink and then
went up stairs. There were present Adels-
lielm , Tilcber , Platli , Cormeny , Junk , Doc
Darlington , Simonson , Arensdorf , Munch-
rath , Uosslgeu , myself and others. Adels-
licim presided. Arensdorf was present. Adels-
lelm said that ho did not know what
tire meeting was canwrror , as it was out of
ho regular order. Simonson said It was
called for the purpose of maklnc Darlington
and myself members of the association. I
asked what it cost to join and they said $25.
I told them to como up and get the money at
the theater , as I did not have the money that
night. Datllngtou said I could not show
over S5 , but I was admitted. Uesslgcu then
uoved to adjourn. The meeting then ad
journed. Trclber and Muuchr.ith both called
mo ( Arensdorf was In the back part of the
room ) . They said "wait a few minutes. " I
waited ; so did Simonson. I'relber , Plath ,
Murcnrath , Arensdorf and some others were
waiting In the front room. One of the par
ties that remained 1 did not know. Trelbo
said ho had succeeded In getting two Dutch
men to whip Haddock and Walker , If they
were paid for It. Arensdorf said there was
§ 75 or SbO In the treasury ( Junk's safe ) , aud
that ought to be sUfllclcnt. Murchrath asked
If the doorkeeper at my place wasn't a good
slugger , and I told him ho had slugged one
or two at my place. His name was Dan Mo-
riurty. Munchrath said ho owed him a
board bill and would go with mete
to the depot to see him , and that
would be a good excuse to broaah him on the
matter of "doing up" Haddock. Aronsdorf
said we ought to blow or burn down Had
dock's and Tumor's housesand | that the breweries
eries had too much at stake to be drowned by
those . 1 met Munchrath iu
front of Nash's drug store on Tuesday at
lli0 ! and we went down to the depot and saw
Dan Morlarty. He was at the Milwaukee &
St. Paul yards. We both talked with him In
relation to the matter brought up at thu
saloon men's meeting. The conversation
was lin l reference to whipping Haddock
and Walker If he got paid for It. Wo said
that we wanted them llclced. Moriarlty said
that he had a good job and wasn't going to
lick anybody. This was about 11 o'clock.
We offered him S200. 1 was at the court
house In the afternoon. The injunction
cases were in progress. The audience wan
mostly men. 1 staid in the court room ton or
hfteen minutes. I saw Fred Munchiath in
the court house and George Trieber. Alter
supper , In the fore part of the evening ,
1 think about 8,1 was in Cochran's gambling
house on Fourth street After leaving there
1 went to the Encllsu Kitchen to get a bottle
of beer anil some sandwiches to take home.
The gambling room was over the Chicago
saloon. I came down stairs and went east.
At the Sioux National bank corner I met
Plath , Tiieber. Munchrath , Peters aud two
Germans. 1 did not know the Germans
then ; have since learned that they were
Granda and "Illsmarek. " They were stand-
ins there talking. I conversed with them.
Wo were talklnc about Haddock and Tinner
going to Greenville for evidence. Trieber
proposed to co and see how Haddock cot his
evidence. In the hack wore Trieber , Peters ,
mvsolf and , I think , Plath. The hack drove
off. Tuebcr told the driver to go to Green
ville , At Greenville Peters got out of the
hack and wont Into the Greenville house and
asked the proprietor If a roan horse and
biiffcv had been there. We drove back to
Junk's saloon , got out and went In. Triebi-i
paid the driver. He got It of Arensdorf.
We got out of the hack und went into the
saloon. I can't say who wont In first.
I treated to cigars. Wo' were
there three or four minutes. I
saw Scollard , Grady , Junk and
Arensdorf there. I can't say whether Arens-
dorf was In there when we went out. Wi
went out the front door of the wholesale
room , and when on the walk "lllsmarck"
came up and said that the buggy had got
back. This was Just as we had got on the
walk. Arensdorf said , "let's co and see. "
We all walked down toward Water stieet
Peters , Munchrath , Trelber. Plath , Arens-
dort , Sherman , myself and "Bismarck. " We
leisurely walked : along. Arensdorf and
I'eters took the lead. Henry Sherman
walked with mo. 1 baw Jack Hyan next to
Weaver's gallery and 1 said , "hello , Jack. "
He said , "hello , Leavltt.1' Wo continued
walking along and stopped at Dlneen's cor
ner. Munchrath then said , as we were wait
ing , "If they lick Haddock , clro him a black
eye , or something , so as not to get us Into
any trouble. " Arensdorf spoke , but I cannot
remember the exact language. He said some
thing about drunken Dutchman. I haw
HaddocK as he came from the
stable to .Mie Colrrnhia house
corner and started east acro'r Water 'uwauls
Dlneen's corner. Arensdoff started towards
him. After Haddock got about ten feet from
Dlnecii's house Arensdorf and Haddock met.
Arensdorf looked In Haddock's tare. The
latter raised Ins hand. Arensdnrf passed
him one step , turned and tired. Haddock
stumbled and fell. Arensdorf went straight
abcad. I uUrted to ruu lu two or three uec-
ends from the tlmo of the shot. I was so
slat tied l eould not stir for a moment. 1 ran
towards Water street. [ The witness showed
how the shooting took place. The description
was just tliosmu : as that given by Fltz-
Simmons. Arensdorf stuck his lace In front of
the preacher. Arensdorf stepped to tlie north
aud back of him and then whirled and fired
the fatal sliot.J
Hero court adjourned for noon.
In the afternoon Leavltt resumed the
stand and continued Ills testimony. Ho said
that Peteis followed Arensdorf seven or
eight feet behind. Witness r.ui to Kyan's
house : , where his wife ami others weie. He
saw Aiensdort next moinlnir. He said ho
Mt well and askeil witness If ho B.XW the
shooting. Ho asked Leavitt to keep still
and , as a brother Knight of Pythias' ' , ex
pected lie would. Some days latur wit
ness suggested It would bo bettor to plead
self-defense , but ho said no.
At the hour for adjournment this evening
Leavltt was still on the stand , being cross-
examined. During Leavltt's of thu
story Aiensdorf was very visibly affected.
Ho scomiHl to Hush as never boiore during
the trial. It Is plain to bo seen that the state
is gaining. Everybody seems to bo well sat-
ished with the piogress of the trial.
Convicted ol' MnitMlaughtcr.
Four Donoi : , la. , March2S. [ Special Tele-
cram to the Hni.l : The trial of John L.
Porter , Jr. , for the murder of Mrs. Jameson
September 15,1SW5 , resulted to-day In a ver
dict of manslaughter. The jury were out
twenty-seven and one-half hours. The last
ballot before the voidlct was reached was ten
for murder In the llrst degree and two for ac
quittal , showing the verdict to bo a compro
mise. The highest penalty under the. verdict
Is eight years imprisonment and a line of
81,000. Thu veidlet Is by no means satlsfac-
toi y to the people , who think It ought to have
been murder in the lirst do-
trreo or acquittal. The tcstl-
uony covered sou pages of full sl/cd legal
ap in short hand and the arguments weio
troug on botli sides. The defense will move
'or a new trial. The court house was
rowded to overllowlng during the entire
Imo of the tilal and It was the most Import-
int murder case over tried In this county.
September 10,1SSO , a man entered the coun
ry homo of the Jamason family , sixteen
mlIcs southeast of this place , occupied by
Mrs. Jameson , two daughters and a Mrs.
Neymyer. The mmderer demanded the
money in the house , aud when she failed to
produce it lie shot her dead aud then lied ,
'orter was shortly after arrested on suspl-
lon and tried with the result named.
A Drunken Desperado's Deed.
DCS MOINISS , la. , March 23. ( Special
Telegram to the Ini ) : . | While Joseph
iVhlsen and William Smith weio sitting In
nn old shanty on South Sixth street , this af-
enioon , Sam King came in in an Intoxicated
ondltlon and , after standing around for a
ew miiiut''s , made some remarks to the two
men. Not caring to enter into conversation
h him , they started tojgo out , when Kins
pulled a W-calibro revolver and shot Smith in
Hie leg. lie then pointed the revolver at
Whisuu's forehead , who hit King's hand ,
Mid the ball took effect In the left side , just
'jolow ' tne ribs , and passed upward. King
ivas arrested and is now In jail. King Is a
; lesperato character well known to the police
ind sheriff's officers and is at present under
'udictmont for assisting a sheriff's prisoner
o escape.
The DON Motnrs Iilquor Cnne .
Dr.s MOINUS , la. , March 2S. [ Special Tele
gram to the UIIK.J JudcoLovoof the United
Slates District Court while in town to-day
ssuod an order compelling Constable Frank
Pierce to appear before him at Council 15lulls
on a charge of contempt for
refusing to plve * up the liquors
seized from Hurlbut Hess & Co. . some
tlmo ago and roplcvincd by order of United
States court. The Anheuser-Husch company
ot St. Louis have begun suit against Pierce
and three deputies for damages ot SO.OOO each
'or selling the liquors consigned to the drug
Think Ho Wan Murdered.
Sioux CITY , la. , March 2S. fSpeclal Tele-
ram to the Ini.J The verdict of the cor
oner's jury sitting over the dead body ot
Dennis Itagan Is that ho came to his death
from causes unknown , and that ho was dead
before the train that ran over him struck
ilm. Uaaan was found Saturday night In
the Chlcairo , Milwaukee & St. Paul railroad
yards , audit was generally supposed ho was
run over while lying on the tiaek drunk ,
but the verdict of the jury would indicate
otherwise. There is now some ground for
suspicion that Itagan was lirbt muidcred and
then placed on thu track.
Davenport's Political Situation.
DAvnNi'OHT , la. , Marcli 28. fSpeclal
Telegram to thu BKI : . 1 The democrats of
this city are so much demoralized by the
renomlnation of Mayor Clausscn fora fourth
term that the republicans have hopes of
bcatln * them at the city election Saturday.
Accordingly thu republicans to-day held a
convention and nominated for mayor F. H.
Hancock and a full city ticket. Ordinarily
this city gives 2,000 democratic majority , but
things are very much mixed tills spring and
the republicans are very hopeful.
Colonel Fred Grant Speaks Ulspar-
ingly ofHIm In an Interview.
CHICAGO , March 28. fSpeclal Telegram to
the UKH.J Colonel Fred Grant , who Is In the
city , was seen to-day by a reporter In regard
to Adam Dadeau's latest letter , In which the
latter treats of General Grant's relations with
James G. IJlalno. "I don't like liadcau's
letters , " said Colonel Grant , "as lie has made
Rtatcments that I know to be Incorrect ,
have not much conlidenco In his stories.
Concerning my father's relations with Mr.
lilalne , however , he presents the facts pretty
correctly. That my father had any bad feel
ing toward President Garllold for taking
Ulalne Into his cabinet I don't know , and It
Is probable that if he iiad any bud feeling
toward Arthur it was on account of some
thing liadeau himself told him. As to
the campaign ot IBM , father was for
l.o/an , and being for him , said nothing abou *
Jllaine or anybody else. 11 Is uot true tlm
ho refused to support lilulnu after ho was
nominated. Father was a republican and
never went back on the ticket. In all official
Intercourse between him and lilaine the two
were friendly. Hadeau Is not justified in
many of his statements. Ho assumes too
much. Ho was on father's stalf and was dis
liked by every other person on the staff. For
that reason , and because ho was friendless
and lu a sense helpless , father helped him
along and took care of him almost m > to the
time of his death. For that reason Biuleati
flatters himself. Ik-cause 1m was treated
kindly ho imagined ho was consulted about
everything. Asa matter of fact , he was never
consulted about anything. "
Crookfld WhNky Unnnrthnd.
ST. Louis , March 2S. [ Special Tclezramti
the IJnK.l. Deputy United States Marsha
Wheeler , of St. Louis , raided a crooked
whisky ranch about two miles from New
Malla , Mo. , yesterday. Peter Nlowlg , an eli ;
offender , seventy years of age , was arrested
and In a false cellar was found eighty gal
Ions of Hue old whisky. At Hi bt the dwelling
houses and outhouses were searched with IK
result Finally , in u little alcove cut otf frou
the grancry and adjoining the well , a stll
house was encountered , but the still was at >
sent , Tne worm , tub , furnace , slulco-bo ?
aud now ashes were there , but the still hoc
been removed. While probing around tin
searchers accidentally struck a hollow wall
and on tearing It down tound five kegs : o !
luscious Mountain Dow. Peter was. very sick ,
but his wife was well and proceeded to battle
with an armful of rotten potatoes and apples
As the marshal could not remove the atuif o
prisoners , ho locked the cellar alter taklni.
i-auiplcs and returned to the city , notifying
the district attorney of the and.
Sfcnmahlp ArriviiU.
Nr.w Yoinc , March 28 , ( Special Telegram
to the UKB.J Arrlved-Tho Alaska fiom
South Uaoiptouaud lae Elder from JJrcmen ,
Irishmen Urged to Eonow tbo Deadly War1
faro On Englishmen.
FltzRcrnltl'N ! l'roolntuntlon Created
Sensation In New York nnd In
Construed Ity Homo AH i %
Cntl to Arms.
An Aip.Al | For force.
Nr.w YOIIK , March 28. | Special Telegram/
to the Hii.j : : A local paper to-day says : !
Since the time when the members of thai
Irish National lea uo ot Boston , with John )
Uoylo O'ltellly at their head , Issued the an
nouncement that SI,000 would bo paid if an .
Informer could bo found to tell who assaulted '
Lord Kiedcrlck Cavanatigh aud Mr. llurko
In Phtt'Ulx park , Dublin , nothing has oc
curred lu this country that has created such
a sensation amoni : the Irish-American cle
ment as the proclamation by John Fitz
gerald , picstdont of the lilsh National
League of America published yesterday , os
tensibly nn appeal for money to help along
the I'arncllltc mode of wiulaie. It Is thought
by many to bo ically a call to arms and a
distinct threat that picparatlons will be
made on a largo scale to cany-out the dyna
mite explosions , which was the order ot the
day two years airo tti London and other
largo centers of Kngllsh population. If the
Irish sentiment both here and In Brooklyn Is
to ho believed , theie will soon be a reign of
"blood and thunder" In Kngland should the
coercion act bo passed by parliament. Sev
eral Irish nationalists from this and neigh
boring cities mot last evening to discuss the
present position of the liish question and to
siugcst what , In their opinion , should bo
done to meet thu proposed coercion act.
William J. Knoudns present and his
speech was the most Important of thu even-
lug. JIu said It was n waste of time to rely
any further on parliamentary effort and that
It anything was to bo donu It should bo lu
the line of force of some form or ether so
that the Kiiu'llsh would understand that the
day lor speech-making and wordy resolu
tions which hint nobody had passed. Ho
added : "Mrs. Parncll , mother of thu great
Irish loader , was under this roof several
months , and what 1 told her many times 1
nowtope.U : That while I'arnoll may bo an
able man , his usefulness has leached IU limit
and the woikot Irish nationalists hciicetoitu
must bo revolution and dynamite or other
lorci ! that will help to paralyze thu oppressors
ot our country. ( Applause. ] 1km can wo
liuht , do you ask ? Look here | pointing to
ild swords and guns and revolvers that be
irouirht baci ; from the war hanging around
ho room I , do you see these ! ' We have given
.ip attempting to liuht England with sunli
weapons : Wo will Unlit her now with dyna-
uite , poison , knives , lite , every weapon the
ngenulty of man can device , In the words ot
he manifesto if , of course , the coercion bill
) o passed. Do vou know that this continued
) crccutlon of lieland has made dynamiters
) f moderate monV"
The Coercion HIM.
LONDON , March 28. A conference of
Iber.U-unlonists will bo held at Devonshire
louse on Thuisday to consider the coercion
ill. An exchange of views tu thu lobbies on
ho bill disclosed the fact that several of the
unionists disapprove of the measure , but the
mass of the paity consider Its provisions not
.00 Etrluuent. Lord llartlngtou and Cham
berlain will glvo thorough support to the
ivholn proposals. The threatened defection
of unionists will probably not exceed ton
otes , leaving the government still with a -
potent majority. The I'arncllltes held an In-
onnal meeting and united In denouncing
, vhat they termed thu atrocious character of
ho coercion bill. The mensuie , they bald ,
concealed under its provisions powers for
ho extinction of the liberties of the
U'csB , public meetings , fren speech and all
ndlvldunl rights. The Parnellttes disre
garded the threats of Smith to continue de
bate until the second leading of the bill.
They say that It the protraction of the sit
ing results In a test of physical endurance
hey will be ready tor thu struggle. It is the
opinion of a great many pcisons that Bit-
Four's speech , which was of great length , was
we.xk , confused and pointless , and that on
thu llrst chance ho has had to show If ho was
capable of rising to a great occasion ho nan
made a notable latluiu. 1'arnell has post
poned the introduction of his amendment
until Im consults with his colleagues. Lord
llartlngton is about to Issue an ad-
diess thiough a new unionist paper.
In it ho says : "We are confronted at
tin ! present moment with u moro acute form
of the problem ol Ireland than has ever boon
presumed In past times. The dllllcultles of
the problem have been Intcnsltled by thu
action of the liberals , who , suddenly discard
ing every remedy hitherto approved by the
liberals , have uiado a change of trout unpar
alleled in completeness and rapidity aud
adopted the policy of the avowed enemies of
the integrity of the liritlsh empire. Their
action has stimulated thu courage and hopes
of thu separatists. It is the duty of the
llbaral-unlonlsts now to endeavor to bring
back the liberals to their faith In constitu
tional reform , resolutely exposing the delu
sion that the abandonment of their
pr'nclplcs ' or the sacrifice of
any class of their countrymen
can be an act of conrato or Justice. " He-
ferr Ing to thu coercion bill , he says : "Not ft
single unionist believes In coercion as n pol
icy , but all believe In the necessity ot every
civilized country asserting the supremacy of
the law. The object of the separatists Is to
prove that the government of Ireland , as a
part of the United Kingdom , In an Impossi
bility with or without reform. The object of
the unionists must be to prove thu union In-
dlbsolublc while doing justice to Ireland. "
The whole tone of the manifesto Indicates
that there will be no compromise. Messrs.
Calno and Chamberlain endoisu the muni-
Dillon Tnlks on Coercion.
LONDON , March 28. In the house of com
mons Mr. Dillon followed Mr. Ballo .r. Ho
bald that this coercion bill would never pass
Into a law. IJrlsh cheers. ] It ho believed
that the people of England wcro capable of
sanctioning the measure ho would give up
forever the hope of seeing the Irish and Eng
lish shako hands. The Irish people would
be slaves indeed , If they submitted to It.
Either ho would leave a country where no
Irlslnren could live unless ho lived llkoa
Mavc , or , If the people were willing , ho would
bo proud and hsippy to lead them In battle.
[ Cheers. | The measure could only result In
causing Increased disorganisation and
driving thu people back to the horroin
of foimcr years. ( Cheers. I Karl Spencer ,
believing his life to bo In danger , had tin
courage to face the people of Ireland like a
man , but small credit was due the present
government , who did not know the dnngor
they were facing. [ Cries of "Oh ! oh 1" and
cheers. I More miserable excuses on which ,
to found coercion had never been heard.
Halfour had succeeded In proving nothing
but his own Ignorance of the country willed
ho sought to govern and the sooner lie
quitted the olHce the better for Ireland and
lor himself. The government was practically
treating Irlshmim like tdavcs. They sought
to stamp them out like vermin. The govern
ment offered them the prosuect of a favor
able land purchase bill If this coercion
bill passed , for neither a land purchase bill
nor any other Itisli measure would live to bo
accented at the hands of the Kngllsh parlia
ment. *
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Kenrnuy Came Hack.
NKVV VOKK , March 2S. Jarnes Kearney , a
lawyer who was reported to have absconded
with the money of a number ot clients , has
returned and declaim that the stories am
false , lie declares that his debts are only
about S300JO , while his as.'cts nrn nearly
j-wiK)0. ( ) Jin admits that he did wion : ID al
lowing his partner to uxu Sflh.OOO hi'Ioni : n ; ;
to one of Kearney's clients , hut fays he ,1 *
ready to uiuko the amount gooii.