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, sS v3 * OMAHA DAILY BEE SIXTEENTH YEAH. OMAHA. FRIDAY MORNING. APRIL 8. 1887. NUMBER 294 WMTIWDERLYHASTOSAY. Ho Is Well Pleased nt the Result of tbo Chicago Election , KNIGHTS AGAINST ANARCHY , Look I UK After Lalior Measures In tlio Pennsylvania LcKlelaturc A 15It : Striicc in Brooklyn Other Labor New.- * . The Mnntor Workman Talks. 'ilAUitisnuitd , Pn. , April 7. Two hundred Knights of Labor representing every district In Pennsylvania , mut hero this afternoon to consider the various bills relating to labor now before the legislature. The session this ntteinoon Was secret and was strictly de voted to organization , General Master Workman Powiterly ptcslded and , In calling the convention to order , made an address In which lie counseled wisdom and great care In deliberation and spokoof the lapld growth of the order. Ho expressed himself as well pleased nt the rnstilt of the Chicago election. He said : "Wo are charged with Doing an archists and favoring measures that tend to anarchy. As chict or our organisation I can say that anarchy finds no abiding place in our midst , but monopolists want to make the people believe to the contrary. No mat ter what evils wo have committed In the past , wo always aim at doing right. We have pur hiicd a line of policy and found out things that are right and wrong , but wo have al ways kept clear of tlio ono tiling that brings odium on our country anatcliy. " He re joiced , therefore , in tlio defeat of the an archists' candidates In Chicago. " 1 read of the result of tlio elections in Chicago the other day and 1 was clad to see nnd hear that the worklngmen ot that great cltv were good enough to throw the Ho back Into the faces of those who passed as their friends and representatives. No sooner did the anarchist ticket go botpro the people than its supporters said , 'Wo will carry the ticket through under the flag on whose face not ono star glistens , not one Btripo Is to bo found , and the teachings of tmcnmen ; as Powdi-rly and Grfllths , will have no weight with us. ' But they found out election day that anarchy was snowed under as It was never snowed under before , audll gay amen to that every time. [ Great ap plause. ) I did not know but what , in tno ( Iccoiation of tills hall , you might forget to place the American flagon the wall. fearIng - Ing that it might bo forgotten , I brought this with mo this morning [ Hero Pow derly exhibited a flag amid tre menduous applause I and I brough It down hero so that if It wcro charged thai wo were not Americans 1 don't care whero. 1 was born : 1 don't caru where the rest of you weie born that there was ono who swore by that flag and no other , filer Powdorly presented the flag to M. T. Burrell of Carbondale , an old friend. J Let them to morrow morning , after thebo outbursts of npplaiibo , charge us with being anything else but free-born American citizens , and these manifestations which you have now clven ex pression to will bo the refutation of that Ho which will ring down the centuries In con demnation of red Ikies. Now , uiv brothers , wo aio here , and wo will stand or fall by the Kentlmonts 1 have given utterance. Wo are herons Amei leans to teach American legis lation in the interest of the American people ple , and in our American way , and also to par that those men who assembled a hun dred years ugo tn the city of Philadelphia and gave out , the declaration of Indepen dence to tlio world were right when they declared that all men were created frcn and equal and endowed with certain Inalienable lights and that wo be lieve they told the truth and that it still con tinues to bo truth , Instead of a living Ho as sonic of these men would have the people be lieve. lApplauso.J Wo can do this without being anarchists and do it without becoming partisans and without being tied to tlio chariot wheels of cither the old democratic or republican party. " [ Applause. ] n\K \ Strike in Brooklyn. NEW Yonic , April 7. To-day bricklayers' unions Nos. 1 , 3 , 0 and 29 , the lathers' union , the carpenters' and joiners' association and the stonemasons' union , all ot Brooklyn , all went on a strike. These unions have a mem bership of over G.OOO men. They have quit work hopiiiL' thereby to force the boss frnm- crs to accede to tlio demands of their men. The executive committee of the framors' union to-day telegraphed to tlio executive board of the framersr national association at Baltimore asking permission to call out all tlio' framers of this city , Jersey City and Brooklyn , and to a&k tlio national board of building trades to call out all men engaged In the building trades of the above named cities. If tills call Is made bv the building trades' board and complied with It will para A Large Amount Involved. riTTsnuito , April 7. Three hundred thou- Band dollars In back wages , dating from the 1st of February , Is Involved In the settlement . of the wages question ot the employes of the Connellsvlllo coke region now being heard by the arbitration board. A strong effort U now being made to have the whole mattet settled before it passes finally into the hands of the arbitration board and Umpire Jack son. The employes' representatives have de cided on a general advance ot 20 per cent Should this be conceded It will date from the 1st of February , and the employes , 10,000 in all , will receive back pay amounting to $300- ooo. Conl Miners Strike. LOUISVII.H : , April 7. The coal minors In the Jelly county region of this state have gone out on a strike , and as a consequence the Kensee , Wooldildgc , East Tennessee , Standard and other mines are shut down With no prospect of opening up for some months. There are about 700 men employee in the mines. The cause of the strike Is the refusal upon the part of the men to sign t yearly contract requiring them to agree note to strike for one year. Collided With An Icouerf * . ST. JOHN , N. K. , April 7. The barkcntlm 'Susan , Captain Ityan , from this port foi Uarbadoes , struck an Iceberg off Capo Broyli and sunk half an hour later. The dlsaste occurred at midday while the vessel was at tempting to weather an Iceberg. The crev of eight men , including the captain , took t < the largo boat , which capsized and , the cap tain and another man sank Immediately Two ot the others caught hold ot sorni floating debris and kept themselves abov water until , when almost exhausted , the > ; we.ro rescued by the barkeutlue Muriel. Fou others eraspcd the upturned boat , whlcl : upset and three were drowned. Steamship Arrivals. SOUTHAMPTON , April 7. ( Special Tele gram to the BEE , | Arrived The utearne 1'cnnland , from Now York for Antwerp th o steamer Soule , from New York for Br < men. QUEKNSTOWN , April 7. Arrived Th steamer Itepubllc , from Now York. NKW VOUK , April 7. Arrived Th steamer Noordland , trom Antwerp. NKW YOIIK , April 7. Arrived Tin steamer State of Pennsylvania , from Gla ; BOW. PHILADELPHIA , April 7. Arrived Tn steamer Lord Gough , from Liverpool Tho'Contest For Carlisle's Sent. CINCINNATI , 0. , April 7. Thoebn , of Co ? Ington , referring to a dispatch from Wasl hn liiKtou , which stated ho had given up his coi test for tlio seat of Speaker Carlisle , gays h lias not abandoned the case , The tlmo fi taking testimony In rebuttal by Speaker Cai lisle lias not yet expired , and be Is Informe that CurlUlo will take no testimony , Nrnrnska rvd Iowa Weather. For Nebraska : Fair weather , slight ! roldcr winds , becoming variable. For Iowa : Fair weather , southerly wind becoming variable , warmer In eastern po tlon , stationary temperature In western pu tion , IX1KIINATIOXAIj QU13STIOXH. Important Matters Considered at Length Ity the Cabinet. WASHINGTON , April 7. The cabinet mot at 11 o'clock to-day In accordance with the plan for the summer months , and remained in session over three hours. The meeting was devoted almost entirely to the considera tion of International questions , the most Im portant relating to the Canadian llsheilcs , the policy of Great Britain in regard to the Island of Haytl , and the .seal fisheries of Alaska. In regard to tile lishcrios question Ills undctstood that Information has been received to the effect that England sustains the position taken by the Canadian authori ties and Is in no case disposed to make the concessions icquestcd by tills Government. Tills question was considered by tiio cabinet with a view to the advisability of suitable action by the president under tlio provisions ol the retaliatory act. Tlio alleged demand of Great Britain for the possession ol the Tor- bugas Islands or thopavment by the Haytian government of 81,000,000 , In settlement of old claims , was considered at some length. The United States havogicat Interests In Haytl , commeiclal and otherwise , and ore deeply concerned In Its \\eifaro and prosper ity. Correspondence will bo opened with Great Uiltaln on this subject , The Alaska bo.il fisheries were discussed with a view to their better protection fiom foreign Interfer ence. It Is represented that thebo Interests aie now thieatened by tlio wanton and whole sale slaughter of seals In open ocean. It is said that durini : the day tno female seals leave their young on the Chores of tlio Islands in charge of tlio males whllo they yn miles away in search of food with which they 10- turn at nl-'lit. Recently a practice has sprunc up of catching the female seals whllo they aio in search ot food. Their young perish as a matter of course and the perpetuation of thu animals Is endangered. The difficulty of controlling this matter arises from the al leged want of jurisdiction of our government over those waters beyond the three mlle limit. Tlio question will bo again considered at a future meeting. Smallpox In Chicago. CHICA.OO , April 7. Dr. Montgomery , med ical Inspector ot West Division , reported to the health department this morning a case of smallpox at No. 40 North Carpenter stree.t. The patient is an Italian laboier named Joseph - soph Casselli , who Is ono of ninety Immi grants who arrived In Chicago April 1 from New York , They canui over in the Anchor line steamer Alsia with 600 to' 70J other Ital ian Immigrants. Two cases of smallpox broke out on board of the vessel and when it arrived in Now York it was quarantined for a day and night , when most o the passen gers were allowed to land. Casselli and about ninety of his companions came on to Chicago and scattered through the city. The house on Carpenter sheet has been quaran tined and every effort will bo made by the authorities to pievnnt tlio spread of the dis ease. The Klcctiou in Hlioile Inland. PjtoviDKNon , H. I. , April 7. The vote for lieutenant governor ot Hhodo Island yester day was as tallows : Honey , ( detn. ) 175 ; Uarleny , ( rep. ) 15,016KImbcr ; , ( prohlb. ) 1MO. Theiesult of the contest may bo summar ized as follows : John W. Davis , ( dein. ) elected governor by 9T3 majority. There was no election for lieutenant governor or sccietary of stato. Xlba O. Slooum , ( dom. ) Is elected attorney teneral by a majority of f 2,515 , and J. G. Perry , ( dcm. ) general treas urer by 3,009 majority. The majority against t woman suffrage is 1(5,123. ( In tills city tlio ) entile domocratlc assembly is elected. Tlio ) senate stands Republicans 19 , democrats 12 , with no election in live cases. The house will comprise 27 republicans nndii'S demo crats , with twelve districts yet to bo hcaid from. Non-Polygamous Mormons In Session. CLUvr.i.AND , April 7. The Keorganb.cd Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints , or the non-polygamous Mormons , are holdIng - Ing a conference at the old Mormon temple , which was erected in KlrtlandO. , lifty years ago by Joseph Smith and his followers. About seventy delegates are present , repre senting churches in several stales. Joseph Smith , ot Iowa , sou of the original Joseph Smith , Is president of the church , and ho opened tlio conference with a speech. Thorn are at present 10,230 Latter-Day Saints , the net gain during tlio past year being l.oOO. Iowa has the largest number 1,227 and Vir ginia the. smallest six. The conference will 1 continue several days. * _ - fc . - A Pension Dispute Settled. WASHINGTON , April 7. A difference ot opinion and of practice has lor some time existed between , the pension ofilco and the office of the third auditor ot tlio treasury , as to when payment of accrued pension usually becomes consummated. The question was referred to the second comptroller for final decision , and he has given his conclusions thereon , which , briefly stated , are that to mats K complete payment two things must occurr the receipt o ti9 ! caeck of the gov ernment by the pensioner and tne execution by him of an acquittance in proper form. MUslitR Steamers. NEW Yonic , April 7. All hope of th ( missing steamer Carmoua being heard of ha 13 : now been given up , and her name has beer added to the long list of those reported lost The steamer Salerno has not been heard f ran since spoken by the Elbe on the 27th ultimo and It Is supposed that she , too , has beer sunk. When last soon the Salerno was pro cccdlng cast under sail with a broken pro peller. Her captain refused the Elbe's as slstance. Destructive Midnight Blazes. NEW YOIIK , April 7. At midnight to night the live-story tenement building No 13 Essex street was damaged by tiio am water to the extent of S10.000. Twenty per sons were more or less injured. CHICAGO , April 7. The building 7S and 7 East Uandolph btrect was damaged by fin to-nlcht S'JO.OOO : At 12:15 : the tire was btll burning. \Vhltclnw Held for Sherman. Nnw YOIIK , April 7. The Washlngtoi > correspondent of the Evening Post renew his statement made yesterday that Whitclav Held had written a letter espousing Join Sherman instead of Blalnn for the prosl dcncy , but savs the letter was addressed I w Itlchard Smith , ot the Cincinnati Commei lo cial , Instead of to Murat HaUtcad , as 11 rs lop stated. . 10 The Under-Valuation Committee. 10y WASHINGTON , April 7. The senate undei y valuation committee , which failed to nice irh yesterday as arranged , are .now expected ti meet to-morrow morning. It Is the oplnioi of most of its members that evidence enoug ! has already been taken , and the commute will now proceed to formulate a bill for iutrc eur duction early next session. ur ure ' Dlown Up Hy Giant Powder. e- TUSCAIIAHA , Nov. , April 7. The lioistln works ot the Nevada Queen mlno wcro con pletely destroyed yesterday by the exploslo of a box ot giant powder placed near tli bolter to thaw. The boiler exploded and 11\ men were seriously Injured , Ad. llussell , tl foreman , it Is believed fatally. It will t three months before now works can be coi strutted and woik resumed. The Schwartz- Watt Trial. Monnin , 111. , April ? . The prosecution li troduued the widow of KellojK Nichols , tl h- murdered express messenger , as a wl In the Schwartz-Watt trial bi n- ness - to-day , n10 no evidence nf importance was elicte 10or The stutu closed Us evidence this afternoo ir- A Town Destroyed By Fire. LONDON , April 7. The town ot Kuty , 1 Austrian Gullcla , bos been almost complete : destroyed by lire. About 1,000 persons a : homeless. The tire was Incendiary. i Electricity Don't Go. 3r. ItAjtnmnvuo , Pa. , April 7 , The bill -authorize the carrying out of death sentenc : by electricity ww lost. on third nadlog. . , IIE SWEARS HE IS INNOCENT. Defendant Arensdorf Takes tlio Stand in His Own Defense. A SWEEPING DENIAL MADE. The Damaging Testimony of Previous Witnesses Declared to Bo Without Foundation Severely Cross- K.xamlnccl Uy the State. The Sioux City Trial. Sioux CITY , la. , April 7. John Fitz Sim mons , who testified for the state last week that the man ho saw shoot Haddock ran In the direction ot the bridge , atraln appeared on the stand this morning and swore for the dolonse that ho was formerly mistaken concerning that point. He now thinks tlio man who did the shooting ran In n noittierly direction , lie did not believe the assassin was John Arensdorf. W. O. Merrill , a business man , testillod that Bismaick's reputation was bad. Harry Shcr- wln , another of the defendantstook th o stand , lie recollected the evening of August 3 perfectly well ; saw Lcavltt going Into a dry goods store with a llghtj suit of clothes on ; "I was at the English Kitchen saloon ot which 1 was proprietor at the time of the killing. " said the witness. "I heard of the killing of Haddock at about 10:00 : ; 1 heard of it at my place of business. Arcns- dorf was at the Kitchen at about the time I heard of the killing of Haddock. He had been there about seven or eight minutes. I couldn't say exactly how long. Ho wore a dark suit of clothes. 1 went down Fourth street with John Arensdorf. I left Arensdorf about 11 o'clock , pud ho went west. I knew of no conspiracy to Injure Haddock. I was not at any meeting of saloon-keepers where anything was said about whipping or Injuring lladdouk , or any other person. Cannot state who wcro the olllcers of the saloon-keepers' association , and cannot say who presided. In the afternoon John Aiensdorf. tlio dctendcnt took the stand and testllled substantially as follows : Been engaged In the brewing business two years , and dining the month of August , Ib was foreman for Frnntz Bros , on August came down town between 7 and 8 in the evening ; staid at Philip Eberle's place till 0:30 : ; met Barnes and Daveiaar , and \\eut with the former to Sheplmuls , across the struct , was alter 10 when wo left there ; Barnes wont west and 1 went to the Chicago saloon , and then to Junk's saloon , Scollard andGrady were thcrowhenl arrived ; went next to the English Kitchen and heard there that a man was killed ; went to to the place of the murder ; remained a few minutes then went to the brewery ; returned to Junk's , there I remained ten or fifteen minutes , then went homo ; woio my usual clothing , n hluo suit and tail coat ; did not have on a rubber coat , have heard the testimony of Leavltt ; was not at the corner of Fourth and Water when Haddock was killed ; was at the meeting on the Sd of August ; it was no private meeting to my knowledge ; nothing was saiit in my piesence about dolnc up anyone. Witness then iiiade a detailed denial ol the move- meats and language attributed to him In the testimony of Luavltt and Mrs. Leavltt. Ho had conversed with Leayilt at tlio lattcr's theater but had not discussed the killing ot Haddock. Witness knew Bismarck and his wife but denied tlio truth of tno important part of the testimony relating to lilm. Ho know of no conspiracy to Injtiio anyone and had no idea whcie Haddock was that night. Cross-examined by tlio state the witness' testimony was chaiacterlzcd by a sweeping denial of nil the damagiuir testimony relat ing to him given by oilier witnesses. Saw Tricber at.unk'b ) on the night of the murder , but did not remember seeing Munchrath ; did not see lionry Peters at Junk's ; saw him several weeks after the murder , but know nothing about where ho went ; denied ro- ceiviii ! ; any letter from Trlebor : had talked with Mrs , Tricber about her husband , but had written tlio latter no letter ; witness had seen Mrs. Bismarck on tlio business matter re ferred to in lior testimony , but had never told the sheriff or any other olllccr that the wife of the suspected man had run away ; ho . did not think it any of his business ; ho did not know what lie testified to before the cor oner's jury , ami thought his recollection then was not as good as it was now. Those last replies wore given in answer to questions ! m- plyinc that witness' testimony before the coroner's jury was different fiom that ho had given in court. Killed "While lliintlncr. DES Moi.vr.s , la. , April 7. [ Special Tclo- gram to the BEE. | Mr. S. W. Morrison , of Chicago , while hunting near Valeria.'twenty miles north ot thin place , accidentally shot and killed himself this morning. Mr. Mor risen was about thirty years of ago and wars formerly an officer in tlio United States navy and was ono of the survivors of tlio relief parly that was sent out to find the Jeannctto in the Arctic regions. Ho was attefvvu7.Ji3 in the revenue marine service in New York 0 harbor , and for the past year has been con- nccted with the Yanderpool electric railway manufactory of Chicago. Ho was In this . city yesterday and left for homo last night , stopping to hunt on the way , with the fatal icsult noted. Ills parents reside in Mlchl- j- - Dnlniqno's City Council. 5- DUBUQUE la. . April 7. [ Special Telosram to the BEE. ] The old city council to-day passed an ordinance for a sewerage system to cost 8150,000 , and an ordinance fixing good behavior as the period of the night police captain's term. The new council , controlled by tlio Knights ot Labor , organized this after noon. Mayor Voolker is a dry goods mer chant. Four of the new aldermen are me dia nlcs and one a retail grocer. Bishop Hennessey and lifty priests cele brated Holy Thursday at the cathedral to day. The Doynott Goes On. n CHICAGO , April 7. The Chicago , Burling rs ton & Qulncy railroad officials claimed to rsw day that they had received notlco from the IU New York Central that Burlington tickets had been withdrawn from sale. This would to Indicate that all the eastern lines except the irst Michigan Central and Lake Shore wcro no engaged In a boycott ngalnst the westerr roads for refusing to stop paying commit ; sions In the cast. Tlio officers of the boy cotted western roads say tlio boycott wfl have little effect on their revenues. Thi passenger earnings of the Chicago westerr roads derived from travel originating east ol tills point and ticketed west Is said to be bui a small percentage of the total , probably in the aggregate not 3 per cent , and oven of thl : small amount the boycotted lines profess ti be able to capture very nearly their fill siiare , tlio influence of 110 eastern "com bine" to the contrary notwithstanding. ut ' The Barbed Wire Combination. in JOLIKT , 111. , April 7. The Darb wlro man lie ufacturers of the country have perfected i vo scheme to close down a largo number ol ho plants to decrease the output and ralso tin be price. There has been considerable uneaslnes HI- of late among them , and although they havi been running they claim the market is over clocked and that they are running at a loss In- The United Barbed Wire company , a no Inho tional concern to which all manufacturer it- belong , proposes to lease all the plants It cat itmt at 5. ! per ton on their licensed tonnage , o mt id. S2.0 a year on the tonnage shipped In 1SSC with 1 pur cent ot the value of the plant added for three years , and close them up. I is expected that 50 per cent will lease , an replies favorable to the proposition have bee : in received from nearly half of them already. ire Detxth of a Temperance Agitator. NEW YoiiKi April 7. General Thos. A\ Conway , secretory of the terapei ance league ot New York an tees organizer of the state teraperanc os Insurance association of New York , die suddenly last evening. . . . - ' - . ' A WAlt OF WO UPS. Illinois LoRlslntors Indulge in Loud nnd ticcry Lmncuncc. SpiuNorint.ii , HI. , April 7. A sensational encounter occurred In the special house ses sion this afternoon between Itcpresontatlvcs Merrtt and Dixon , which was occasioned by the consideration of Mr. Merrill's conspiracy bill , which was bofora the house on an order of second reading and which called out a lively discussion , the labor members of the house showing vigorous opposition during the debate. Dlxon spoku against the bill and , being Interrupted by Mr. Morrltt soveial times during his speech , he took occasion to refer to Mr. Merrill's u-coid , as ho alleged , during tlio war , and Mr. Dixon said that if reports were. true , and if such a law had been In existence twenty-live years ago as the ono proposed by tlio bill under consideration , ho victed and sentenced as a traitor to his coun try and would have to-day been lying tn a traitor's grave. Whllo others were defend ing the Hag of their country , the author of tltd bill was plotting treason under the cover of night with the organization known as the "Knights of tlio Coldcn Circle. " "Whoever makes the statement Is a liar , and I will hold him responsible lor the charge. " shouted Mr. Merrltt , shaking his list nt Mr. Dixon. "Do you nmko that state ment on your own responsibility ? " continued Mr. Mcirltt , directing ills question lo Mr. Dlxon. "If PO , you are a liar , " ho concluded. Mr. Dlxon said ho had proof for all ho had stated and sent to the clerk's desk a manuscript written by one II. J. Weibel , of New Salem , and which re viewed at length the alleged part taken bylMr. Merrltt during the war , containing among other charges those made by Mr. Dixon , At the conclusion of the reading of tno letter , Mr. Mcrrilt branded the author of It as a liar and n robber ot character , nnd said that the whole community In which ho lived would brand it as a falsehood , and said that he would hold tlio writer responsible. Mr. Dixon said substantially that he Imd taken the course that ho had In laying the commu nication before tlio house because Mr. Mer rltt had taken every opportunity since the opening of the session to taunt nnd harass him whenever ho took tlio floor. After fur ther discussion the bill was advanced to third reading. The Long and Short Haul. PniLADKU'iiiA , April 7. The general opinion among railroad olllcials In this city Is that the action of the inlcr-state com merce comissloncrs In the long and short question concerning the southern rallioads , will crush tlio entire measure. They nrguo that every railroad of any consenuenco In the country will make the same claim as that contended for by tno southern lines. WASHINGTON , April 7. Leland Stanford , president of the Southern Pacllic railroad , telegraphed to the intcr-stalo commerce commission asking lor a construclion ot the long and short haul sections , declaring that unless the California roads were given an opportunity to compete with the ocean lines on tlnough business , tlio railroads will bo unable to carry any through freight. Chaliraan Cooley replied that thn case must bo formally presented by petition ami then investigated. On n petition of the Detroit , Crand Haven & Milwaukee railroad the intcr-stalo com merce commission have agreed lo suspend for ninety davs section 4 of the intcr-stato commerce law so as to permit the charging of greater rates for transportation of property irom Grand Haven and points easterly thereof to and including louln , to points east of the Detroit river and the St. Clalr river , than are charged on like traflio from Milwaukee to points cast of tlio same river over the same line , and also for the trans poitatlon of property to Ionia and Grand Haven and points cast of tlio Detroit and Si. Clalr rivers than are > harged on like tiallic to Milwaukee over th'u same line. Theatrical 1'ooplo Want Relief. CHICAGO , April 7. A largely attended meeting of managers nnd other persons con nected with the theater business was held hero to-day to consider the effects of the intcr-slalo commerce law upon their Inter- ests. Representatives from all the Chicago theaters , theater printing establishments , and a largo number of traveling companies were present. Colonel John A. McCaull pre sided. A good many speeches were made , each detailing Instances of what was claimed to bo a gross Imposition on tlio part of tlio rallioads , and suggesting various methods of redress. The enormous Increase in excess charges on baggngo was the main grievance. The plan of pioeeduro wnlcli met with the most favor was that the natlonal'commisslon be asked to suspend for the season the pro visions of tlio law which , as intopreled by the railroads , bring especial hardship upon theatiical people. It was urged that tills would be no more than just , Inasmuch as n majority of the contracts made prior to tiio passage" the law contained clauses with which it had now become otherwise prac tically Impossible to comply. A motion to refer the whole matter to a committee of ten , with Instructions to report Saturday , was unanimously adopted. Tlio committee is composed ot Chairman McCaull , three Chicago theater managers , tlirco members of traveling troupes , and three show printing house proprietors. Guilty of Ulcctlon Frauds. ST. LoTJlS. April 7. Peter It. Morrissey , ex-member of the lower iiosse of the munic ipal assembly and ono of the judges of elec tion of this city last November , who has been on trial before the United States circuit court for fraudulently registering voters and receiving Illoyal votes while acting as judge of election , was found guilty this afternoon of the latter charge. The now grand jury for the United States circuit court was sworn in to-day. They will continue the Investiga tion of election frauds which was loft un finished by the previous grand jury , and it Is expected that more Indictments will bo found. Prohibition In Michigan. DKIITOIT , April 7. Complete returns have not been received from Monday's election. All later reports continue to cut down the majority ocalnst prohibition until at 1:30 : o'clock to-day the Evening Journal's figures show it defeated by only 1/JS7 votes. The exact figures on tno prohibition amend ment are stilt unknown. Slowly the ma jority against tlio amendment has been cut down , but It is thought unlikclv that It will go much further. All the published reports vary moro or less , ranging from 1,550 to about 0,000. The First Fisheries' Gun. . ST. JOHN , N. B. , April 7. News has just reached hero that the fishery cruiser Vigilant when sailing.out of Beaver harbor a few days ago , discovered an American lishlns vcsse.l within the ttiren miles limit , nnd evi dently after bait. The Vigllantgavochaso and gained on tlio Yankee , who refused to heave to when a blank shot was fired. The race was continued and America's vessel soon coined .the limit and was safe. This Is the first gun tired this season by a Canadian cruiser. important rt'lll Decision. DETHOIT , April 7 To-day In the Wayne circuit court Judge Jcnnlson gave his decis ion on the contest will of tlio late Frauds Palms , declaring U void. The will gav ( Francis Palms' 57.000,000 to his two chlldrer to bo held by them In trust for their children A friendly contest was begun to secure : legal decision on the will. In his declslor Judge Jennlson holds that the statutes an against controlling fortunes from the grav ( from generation to generation. Through Tickets on Sale. PiTTSiiuiio , April 7. The Pennsylvanlt company , operating lines west of Plttsburg resumed tlio sale of through tickets over tin Chicago , Burlington & Qulncy , Hannibal < S St. Joseph , Kansas City , St. Joseph ft Conn ell Bluffs , also the Northern Pacific railroads An Iowa Man Honored. WASHINGTON , April 7. The president to day appointed Benton J , Hall of Iowa to bi commissioner of patents , vice M. V. Mont pomcry , resigned. High Licence Defeated In Xow Jersey TutiNTON , April 7. lu the assembly las night the high license bill was defeated. THE BOARD OUT OF MONEY , Congress Falls to Provide Enongh For the luter-Stato Commission , ALREADY ABSORBED BYSALARIES Not Much Work Expected neforc Next Fall on Account of the Lim ited Allowance National Capi tal News. The llonrd in Need or Hoodie. WASHINGTON , April 7. [ Special Telegram to the BRI : . I Very little elTcclual work Is expected ot the Inter state commerce com mission this year. It was announced to-day that none of the Important questions submit ted would bo disposed of till an investigation was made. Since the ruling of the comp troller of the treasury that none of the com mission's expenses can be taken fiom any fund except that specifically appiopriated for it by congress , less than SJO.OOJ remain for traveling expenses nnd clcik hire , and since the Important questions presented so far como from distant points there can bo little traveling done and little Investigation made till congress makes a further appropriation for the commission , The recess taken for n fortnight will probably lead to others and delays of vital business to await congress ional assistance. Unless the commission reconsiders Its determination to Investigate cases by visiting localities whence they arise the law will exist principally lu name only till congress assembles , when an emergency appropriation bill Is to bo presented. ItKOULATINO THK OAS COMPANIES. Senator Spooncr has returned to Washing ton from u visit to Wisconsin. Ho says the people of the west are pleased with the com position of the Inter-stato commission and that they expect beneliclcnt results from the law. Speaking of his bill to regulate the price and qualily of gas in Washington , Sen ator Spoouer said : "Yes , it failed In the house , bull shall give them n chance to piss it next session. It Is a good measure and I shall not let UP on It. " Tnls Is the measure Senator Van Wvck has been urging lor passage - ago and which has made him universally pop ular in Washington. Xr.IIHA.SKA AND IOWA PENSIONS. Pensions grantelNebiaskaiis | to-dav : Har vey ( J. French , Blair ; Ellsworth P. Taylor , Lincoln ; Myion H. Southwick , Wyinoro ; Calas Jcllers , Taylor ; Mlle J. Whiteman , Camcbrldgo : Leonard ZsPreston , Hamilton. Pensions granted lowans : Elizabeth S. , widow of Calvort McKlnnov , Llneviilo ; Ue- becca , mother of Uoboit H. Deems , Luvcrno ; Sarati J. , widow of Asa 'Patson , Swan ; An drew II. Young. Fort Madison ; Joseph M. Bacon , Ames ; William Brlner , Weitervlllo ; James B. T. Shanks , Ottumwa ; Thompson Armor , West Point ; Thomas H. Pownali , Centredale ; John H. Wulkinshaw , Blanclr- ard ; Louis Hclnberg.Decoraii : Urlha Dunn , Oulncy ; John I ) . Lankton , Sidney ; Henry S. Lee , Webster City ; John W. Lwings , JJentonsport : John H. Cramlr , Augusta ; John T. Hobb3 , Ottumwa ; Henry Slier , Moultoni John N. C. Cuddinir , New Vir ginia ; Charles Porter , Lakevillo ; John Gill- nor , Agency.MILITARY MILITARY MATiniiS. Major Asa Ulrd Carey , paymaster will re port April IB as chief paymaster of the De partment of California. Hospital Steward James Carroll , U. b. A. , last on duty at Fort Custer , Montana , has been assigned to Camp Pilot Butte , AV yoru- ing , for station. . First Lieutenant Fred AVheeler , Fourth cavalry , has been relieved as post quarter master at Fort Lowell , Arizona , and oidered to his troop at Fort Huachua. Army leaves : Major George A. Hnrrlng- ton , Tliird Cavalrv , litteon days' sick leave- First Lieutenant Frederick D. Sharp , Twen tieth infantry , two months from May 1 ; Lieutenant Colonel Allred L. Hough , Six teenth infantry , superintendent ot the gen eral recruiting service , inspected the recruit ing depot at Columbus barracks , Ohio , on Tuesday , and coos thence to Jefferson bar racks , Mlssouii , for the same purpose before returning to Now York. . CAPITAL NOTKS. Secretary Lamar to-dav disallowed the claim of D. K Ames , of Cedar county , Ne braska , tor S500 on account of Yaukton In dian rates In Itrx ) . The evidence was Insuf ficient to establish tlio claim. Jordan C. Adams , of Union , la. . John L. Daly , of Lincoln , and James M. Moore , of Adulr , la. , were to-day admitted to practice before tlio Interior department. O. B. Balyiok was to-day appointed post- mastcrat Wllliamsburg , Phelps county , vice Marshall , resigned. Also the following in Iowa : Chailes llcid , Mantc-no , Shelby countv , vice George. Greenwood , resigned ; Haas Strothan , Plalnville , Scott county , vice C. Schmidt , deceased. The Color Line In Art. NEW YOIIK , April 7. 1 Special Telegram to the BKC. ] A decided sensation at the school of the Art Students' league , In West Fourteenth street , culminated yesterday In the admission to the antique class of the young negro , George Alexander Blckels , the first colored student ! In the school. For weeks pr.st there has been n great deal ol ex citement over youna Blckols' application to join the school. There are about four hun dred students tn the school , and of these nearly two hundred and fifty are young women , many of them southerners , strongly disposed to draw the color line with more or less artistic precision. They protested vicorously against being obliged to associate with the ambitious col ored youth , and many of them threatened to leave if ho was admitted. After much dis cussion at an Impromptu indignation meetIng - Ing held during the noon iccess yesterday , it was agreed to decide the matter by n vote of tiio antique class. In which young Bickels do- slred to study. The result was Ills selection by a bare majority , and ho has since paid his fees and settled aown seriously to study In the antique class. But there are still mut- tcrinits of discontent , especially as thu stu dents of the modelling and costume classes lose no opportunity to fan the flames by sympathising with the ] discontented mem bers of the antique class , and expressing sat isfaction tiiat they have no negroes In their class. Finns or Police lie form. NEW YOHK , April 7. [ Special Telegram to the BKK.J Mrs. Isabella Beechor Hooker anticipated a year or two last night at the Constitution club.and , electing herself police commissioner , proceeded to lay down a vig orous and novel policy of police reform. In the first place tlio present police captains were all to give way to a police matron , each with absolute administrative and even judl cial powers in her own precinct. Sergeants , however , or assistants were to be men. The patrol men were to be divided , half men and half women , Each officer was to bo a model of gentlemanly or womanly propriety , not to drink liquor , smoke , chew , gamble , swear or flirt with the cooks , housemaids , coachmen or car drivers. All would have to bo auie to read , write a bold hand , draw and take In stantaneous photographs of living criminals with detective cameras. If the camera did not stop the thief the photographer was tc shoot him skillfully below the knee. AI close quarters no clubbing was to bo indulged In , and demonstrative drunks went to meet with a soft answer which lurneth away wrath. She would have looking glasses In each cell where tramps are placed , In the morning slio would have thbltramps washed and fed on oatmeal and beans. They should bo made to wash their own clothes and cool- their own dinners and after a month of thlf training there would be a hope ot reforming them ; Attempted Fratricide and Suicide , SriiiNOFiF.i.i ) , III. , April 7 , William am Joseph Warford , two brothers , had an alter cation at their home , fourteen miles south o hero , concerning a horse. William drew i revolver and shot. Joseph , breaking his arm He then .went to his room ud ahot Jilmsel through the heart. ' COAST lU-W Admiral 1'ortcr Points Out. the Im portance of Mercantile 'Marine. NEW YOIIK , April 7. ISpecial Tele- cram to the Bii.J : : in a letter to Aaron Vanderbllt , representing the American Ship ping and Industrial leauui' , Admiral Porter says : " 1 only wish 1 ic.illy had some Inllu- once In this country to help forward meas ures for tlio advancement of our mercantile mailno without which wo can never bo n great naval power. With all our wealth and enterprise , wo are , owing to the force of cir cumstances , over which our people seem to have no control , bourbons up to lliu hub , earning nothing and forgetting nothing. Every state In tlio union Is Interested In having our commerce ic-ostabllshed , no matter at what cost. Think what an Impetus the establishment of a great line of steam ships would give our Iron and steel Interests. Every steamship that wo build for ocean service ) should bo able to c.tny guns , and the government should condemn her for national use whenever It Is considered neces sary ; In fact to exercise greater power over the mcicantllo marine than over the militia. An organl/atlon of that kind , however , can only bo established by stringent rules of congress. The grants to the gieatrailroad which correct tlib Atlantic with the L'acllio bv which mil lions ol dollars and millions upon millions of nubile lands were given wcro enough to have built up our mercantile ma rine and navy twenty times over. Yet a low people have objected to these donations on the part of the government , as It was felt to be tlio only means by which wo could open tlio country for settlement and obtain con trol of the gieat commerce of the oast. Thcro was a treat cry at the time hut unfortunately we only half did the woik. Wo started to accomplish und failed to continue the road to China by not appropriating money to put upon the Pacific a sufiiciont number of steamships to ontiiely control China trade and give us a lareo num ber of fast and powerful vessels that could , when necessary , bo transformed into heavily armed men of war for protection of tlio northwest coast. At the present time a single powerful vessel of an enemy could devastate the whole of that coast. " ON THIS DIAMOND. Chicago AVIns tlio First Champion ship Game From the Ilrowns. ST. Louis , Apill 7. Tlio first game of the world's championship series between the picsent world's champions and the Chl- cages was played to-day In the presence of 8,000 people , and Chicago won it after a haul light. Tlio Browns took the lead In the llrst Inning , scoring a run on Welch's base on balls , Comiskoy's pietty drive to right and a wild tlnow of Plclfer. This lead was in creased in the thiid by a run by Gleason on Williamson's wild throw , a balk by Clarkson and Welch's haul two-babe hit. For six suc cessive Innings Chicago wan whitewashed , FouU's wonderful work completely battling the white stockings. In the seventh , how ever , Alison's two-bagger , Svlvo-ttor's muff of Gleason's assist , und Burns' single brought In two runs. Four moro wcro added In the eighth on two-bag drives by Sunday and Anson , Welch's bad mull' and William son's single. Tlio game was characloii/ed by brilliant backstop woik by Bushong and Daly and generally fair fielding. THE scoiu : . St. Louis 1 0100010 8 Chicago 0 0000024 * 0 Total bases on hits St. Louis , 13 ; Uhicaco , 13. Pitchers Foutzand Clarksou. Umpiio Doescher. Bound For the South Polo. ( .Cojij/n'o/il / 18S lti ] James fJoixlon lltnnttt , ' ] VIBN.VA , April , ? .iNowXorkHerald Cable Special to the J3ii.j : Baion Nordensk- fold , the explorer , Is staying hero for n day or two on his way to Venice. I caught him at his hotel to-night. Ho told mo lie was meditating a Swedish Antarctic expedition with the assistance of King Oscar and his old friend , Mr. Oscar Dixon. The date of his departure is uncertain. Ho expects to bo away for a year and a half. Baron Nor- dcusktold spoke with lively interest of tlio Gilder expedition , although ho said that it is a pity that tlio uortli instead of the south polo should be the aim of Colonel Gilder's journey. "Have yon any special object In choosing the Antarctic region V" "Only scientific object , " replied the ex plorer. "Aro you sanguine of getting further south than your forerun nerV" "Yes , if I can get cool enough tlio great difficulty. " "Do you think it possible to reach tlio not tli polo by balloon' . ' " " " Baron Nordenskfold. "Quite , replied . "Nineteen men might try and fall , but the twentieth would succeed only once ho reached the polo , how on caith would ho got homo agaluV" No Grounds for Complaint. PAHIS , April 7. A seml-ollicial now is pub lished referring to the report in circula tion hero that the French government has demanded the recall of Colonel Von- Villaume , first military attacho of the Gor man embassy hero. Tlio note declares that the conduct of the official in question has furnished no grounds for complaint. A Fishlnc Smack Smashed. LONDON , Apill 7. The Cunard line steamer Pavonla , which sailed from Queens- town yestcTdav , flunk a fishing smack oiT Capo Clear. Two occupants of the smack were drowned. CowhldiiiR a Itocreant Lover. Niw Youif , Apill 7. [ Special Tele- giam to the BLK.J May Ellmgsworth , of Jeisoy City , a pretty blonde of nineteen , was lett an orphan In Glasgow three years ago , She came hero with her inheritance of 54,000 and endeavored to find an aunt , her only surviving relative. Fallliit : in this she se cured employment as saleswoman. About n year ago she met Jesse Thorno , adrv goods clerk. After protracted courtship they wcro engaged and cards were out for the wedding next week. Saturday night she released Theme from his engagement on his plea that he could not support a wife. Stind xy night while walking with the landlady's daughter , she saw Theme with a young lady arm In arm. She followed the couuio and overheard him make an engagement for Tuesday even ing. Miss Klllnnsworth was on the outlook for the younpr man Tuesday evening , and when he appeared she thrashed him vig orously with a largo rawhide across the face und shoulders. Thorno shrieked with pain , and attempted to run away.nut Miss Ellings- woith followed him , plying the whip relent lessly over bis back. After .soundly castigat ing him Mlks Eillngsworth said , " .Now. 0. " Thorno slunk nway amid the jeers of the crowd. Miss Ellingsworth had purchased her entire outfit for the wedding and bpunt all of her money in preparing lor her nuptials. Dr. lUcGlynn'N Movements NEW YOIIK , April 7. [ Special Telegram tc the Br.E.J The Herald states that Dr. Mo Glynu has rented a residence for three yean In Brooklyn. Some of his old parishioners feel offended because a fiiend of Hunrj George , for whom they have no love , wa1 chairman of the academy of music lecturi Instead of ono of their own number , consequently quently they aio disposed just now not U hold any moro meetings for the purposes o ! agitation in his behalf. The doctor will lee I tureiu Cincinnati Easier Moudiy. A Monte Carlo Slide. MONTE CAIII.O , April 7. A heavy land , slldo occurred hero to-day , occasioned by tin recent earthquakes. Immense masses 01 rocks and eartli slid down and ontlrol ; blocked the railway and carriage road. Tuln trom Cannes.and Mcntono , wull laden will tourists had marvelous escapes from destruc tlon , getting over the tracks jiut in tlmo t < avoid annihilation , TRAIN WRECKERS ON TRIAL. Evidence Boinor Taken in the Oaso Agalnsi David Hoffman. TESTIMONY OF THE WITNESSES Wnhno IllddltiK'Por Manufacturing Enterprises Norfolk's Hotel to Ho llobullt New Itnllrund Fur ' r Other State News. The Iittitnr Trnlti Wreckers. NKIIHASKA OITV , Mob. , April 7. [ Special ) TeIegra'rttothoniK.-Tho : | trial ot David * ) lloirimn , one of the ntuii charged with- wrecking tlio Missouri Palllc passenger train nt Dunbar on tlio night of January ll(1 ( by mlsplaclnr a mil , at which tltno the train i \vcnt Into the ditch killing Engineer ! Dowltt ' and Injuring souio foity pas-j frenuo'rs , was called In the district court ] tills morning. A Jury was obtained last * evening. The officials who wcro aboard tlio train wore called and told their story and de scribed tno ssuiio , how the train loft the track , tlio death ot James Do.vltt , and the wounding of others , and the tracks In the snow that led to the capture of Hoffman and James lioli. Thuio was considerable oxcito- nicnt when Express Messenger Frank Chono- worth was placed on the stand , unit told how ho had been bruised up , his skull mashed nml his body cut up. Them Is still a largo scar across his forehead which Is yet unhoaletl. liuteetlvo Tutt and his assistants wore on the stand and told ot the prisoners' confession given them at the Grand 1'aclllo hotel on January 1" , which the defense now claim was forced from them by placing a re volver at their heads and giving them just ono mlmttn to confess , by a w.ueh held In their hand , or die. The evidence so far against the prisoners Is ptuely circumstantial and as yet there has been no direct ovidmico produced to show that they misplaced the rail. Watson & llaydcu are prosecutlnp , while Suymonr & Cole are defending. It In thought that all ot the evidence will bo In by to-morrow mornln ? and Jamns Hell will bo put on trial If a jury can bo obtained. \ . Manufactories For AVnhoo. WAHOO , Nob. , April 7. [ Special to tlia UKE.J At a meeting of the boatd of tradd last night Moses Jerome , of Illinois , made n proposition to the city to the effect that if a 3 suitable location and a bonus of 000 wcro guaranteed htm ho would locate a hemp fac tory hero. After a full discussion the propo sition was accepted and the location and amount guaranteed. The plant for the factory will cost 310,000 , and furnish employment for a Lugo num ber of laborers , besides furnishing n prolit- able market for the hemp raised by the farmers - , mers ot the county. One by one the manufacturing Industries are discovering the advantages ol Wahooj and are acting accordingly. A glucose or starch factory is the next thing In order. Wahoo knows the value of enterprise and tlio necessity of striking at the rlelit II mo. Any profitable manufacturing business will lecelve a welcome of the right kind by giving Wahoo a call. _ Railroad I'roqpccta. Eno.vit , Neb. , April 7. [ Special to the Br.n. | Edcar , Just at piosent , Is deeplv in terested over her railroad prospects. She al ready 1ms the St. Joe & Crand Island , and the Nebraska & Colorado ( Hurlington & Missouri ) , and now the Hock Island survey ors are In town surveying a line northwest from Hebron through Edgar. To Just what point northwest of us the surveyors are aimIng - Ing your correspondent cannot ascertain , but the citizens ot Edgar are morally certain that tlio road will bo uullt through this city the coming summer , and the assurance Is a great bomco of satisfaction. The Noithwcstern Is- also coming. The line Is established as far as Geneva , and work commenced. The mir-r vcyors will soon ho put on the line from Geneva to Hod Cloud , and Edgar Is right on the prospective route. No wonder the cltl- zmisaio jubilant. Will Rebuild the Hotel. NORFOLK , Neb. , April 7. [ Special to the Bnn.1 Since tiic burning of the Pacific hotel , the largest house In the city , various schemes for rebuilding have been canvassed. Recently Air , John Koenlngsteln , proprie tor of the building destroyed , olfeied to re * build If the cltUons would make him a loan of § 10X ( ) ( ) one year without Interest. Air. George Williams wont on the Btrcet with a subscription paper and secured' 810,500 to carry out this plan , and the rebuilding is now assured. It will bo a larger and better block than the one destroyed. County Commissioners I'.njoinod , FAIRMONT , Neb. , April 7. [ Special Tele gram to the Bun. | Ilcports como to this city to-day that citizens of Olcncary precinct have filed an In junction ngalnst the county commissioners restraining them from Issu ing bonds to the Omaha * Kansas City rail * road , claiming fraudulent voting. Tlio 1 Omaha & Kansas City has graded within ; ono-half mtlo of the city nod will have trains $ running within thirty days. A syndicate has purchased nearly seventy- 1 live acres of property. They will plat a ) once. Several brick blocks are going no. t . The Uarflcld Statue Unveiling. WASHINGTON , April 7. The executive committee of the Society of the Army of thq Cumberland has practically completed the programme for the annual mooting of tlio so S ciety which will be hold In this city on May 11 and 1 ? , upon which occasion the Gat-field statue , to be erected at tlio west approach of the capita ) , will bo unveiled , A meeting of the society will bo held on the morning ot May 11 , at which Ccnorul Sheridan will pio- sldo. An oration will be delivered on the evening of that day at the congregational chinch. The statue will bo nnvoiled on May I'- with appropriate ceremonies at which the president and momhors ot the cabinet will MO present. Tlio society will bo escorted to the capltol by United States troops and ma rines stationed at Washington , the militia of this District and Grand Army posts. Tlio pedestal for ( lie statue has been erected on the circle at the Intersection of First street and Marylana avenue. Congress has appropriated 520,000 for this purpose. The statue was paid for by the Society of the Army of the Cumberland and will bo placed on the pedestal the first week of May. On thn evening of May 13 a grand symposium wilt bo held at Abncr's eaiue.li , and on the day following the society will be taken to Mount Yernon and Marshall hall. To Complete the Cruisers. \VASIIINOTON \ , April 7. Secretary Whit ney has decided to push to completion the work on the cruisers Atlanta , Jtoston and Chicago so as to permit an early adjustment of accounts with the contractors. To this and all extra woik on the vessels , such as the changes made In the Boston and Chicago by direction of the navul advisor" boaid as n re sult of the trials of the Atlanta , will bo dis continued , nnd aside Irom Kinall changes necessary to lit the vessels for sea , the en ergies ot the department will bo concen trated upon the work requited by the origi nal contracts with John Roach. The secre tary to-day addit-K.sed a letter to tha chiefs ot thn bureaus of construction ami steam engi neering. and to the assignees of John ItoncU to the ahovo effect. Murdered By A Chlnnman , CHICO. Cala. , April 7. A report lias Just reached here from St. Johns tlmt a Chliicfto cook .shot and killed Mrs. Joseph Million , with whom ho was employed , and iilto vtoundcd another lady ami man. Great ex citement prevails A posse Is In purhiilt oC the murderer. . _ Ii'uncrnl of Catherine Wolfe , New Yoifif , April 7 , The funeral of Path- orldo Lorlilard Wolfe took place to-day from Grace church , lilshop Potter official Ing. The ) ditirch wMcrowduil with friends.