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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE. SIXTEENTH YEAE. OMAHA. SATURDAY MORNING. APEIL 1) ) . 1887. t NUMBER 295 THE LEGISLATURE IN BRIEF Thu New Laws Which Qo Into Immediate Effect , MEASURES OF LITTLE IMPORT Magnified Into Mnttcr.9 of Moment By the Trickery of Astute and In terested LolibylstH nntl Lawmakers. Kmergcncy Hills. LINCOLN , Neb. , April 8. [ Special Tele gram to the Hr.E.I The following bills were passed with the emergency clause : MNATK. : Mr. Mclklejohn's Senate File IS An act to amend sectlou 12S ot chapter 10 of the com piled statutes of Ibb5 , limiting the Indebted ness of corporations. Approved March 1. Mr. T/schuck's Senate File 47 An act to nuthorl/.otlie state treasurer to transfer 8135- 600 from the university fund to the state general - oral fund. Approved February 8. Mr. McNanmr's Senate Kile 159 An act de fining the boundaries of liinmli county. Mr. McN'amar's Senate KllelOS An act de fining tin ; boundaries of McPhcrson county. Mr. McNamai's Senate Kilo 100 An act de fining the boundaries or Arthur county. Mr. McNamar's Senate Kilo 109 An act defining tlio boundaries of ( irant county. Mr. W. II. Sncll's Senate File 115-An act legali/.ing the sale and conveyance of certain lots , blocks and parcels of land In Falrbury , Jefferson county , Neb. , and to quiet titles to the same , Approved March 24. Mr. Hurnham's Senate Kile 125 An act authorizing the sale of two acres of saline land to school district 51 , Garlicld precinct , Lancaster county. Mr. Hearlwelrs Senate File 12C > An act authorizing county boards to borrow money and issue bonds to pay the same. Mr. Robbins'Senate Fllol74 Apportioning the state Into judicial districts and appoint- In K ollloers thereof. Mr. Vandemark's Senate File 201 An act for the taking and prosecution ot appeals. Mr. Mclklejohn's isenato File 248 An act chancing the name of tlio reform Pchool to the Nebraska State Industrial institute for juvenile offenders , also amending sections 1 and 75. statutes entitled "Reform Schools. " Mr. Vttiidemark's Senate Kilo 255 An act to recount the ballots cast for and against the legislative amendment on the second day of November. 18bO , and to declare the lesult. Approved February 23. Mr. Colby's Senate File 2CO An act to amend sections 57 and 58 and to add sub divisions LV111 and L1X to section 52 of iirtlelo 2 of chapter 14 of the compiled statutes relating to cities of the seaond class liavlnit over 5,000 inhabitants and to repeal said original sections 27 and 58 mid all acts and parts of acts in conllict with this act. Ap proved March 25. Mr. Colby's Senate Kilo273 An act to enable county judges to appoint special adminis trators. Mr. Kent's Senate File 274 An act enabling the siipiome couit to reduce sentence ol par ties wlille appealing In said court when the name Is judged excessive , nousi : . Mr. Watson's House Roll 15 Providing for the erection and turnishlng ot a new Imild ing at thu Nebraska Institute lor the blind ut Nebraska City. The amount appropriated is S35,000. Mr. Watson's House Koll 17 An act foi the relief of Otoo county. Approved March 3 The amount appropriated is 83,075.25. Mr. Andrews' House Roll 20 An act pro vldlinr for tlio erection of now buildings m the Kearney lelorm school. The amount appropriated Is $25,500. x Mr. Kaymond'R House lloll 22 An act to protect primary elections and conventions of political parties and to punish offenses com mitted thereat. Approved March 2. . Mr. White's House Roll 23 An act to repeal section 7(1 ( of aitlclo 2 of chapter 14 compiled statutes of 1831 entitled "Cities of the Second Class and Villages , " and to amend section 20 of chapter 70 ot the compiled statutes of 1SS1 entitled "Registration of Voters. " Approved Match 23. Mr. Howman's House Koll 20 An act mak- In ; appropriation to pay for the publication of the constitutional amendment submitted to the people at the general election In No vember , Ib80. Approved March 23. The amount appropriated is & 3b71. Mr. Aililn's House lloll 43 An act prevent ing the acquiring of title to lands in Nebraska by non-resident aliens , Mr. Whltmoio's House Roll 47-An act to amend section 2'J of an act entitled an act concerning counties and county officers , npproml March 1 , 1S70. Appiovecl Feb ruary 28. Mr. Caldwell's House Koll OS An act pro viding for the appointment of n deputy at torney general. Mr. Randall's House Roll 74-An act authorizing the auditor of public accounts to draw warrants on the unexpended balance ot appropriation for the taking of the census of 1NS5. Approved March 23. Tlio amount of the warrant Is SG41. Mr. Nichol's House Koll 83 An act to pro vide lor the payment of the incidental ex penses Incurred during the twentieth session of the legislature. Approved January 29. The amount appiourlated Is 40,000. Mr. Latta's House Role S3 An act to appro priate to Chas. A. Johnson tie sum of > 3te9.80. ! Approved March 4. Mr. Whltmoro's House Role 00 An act to compensate Robt. W. Fnrnas for seivlcos rendered the state ot Nebraska at the New Orleans centennial exposition. Approved. The amount appropriated Is 95.000. Mr. Mlnnlx's House Role 98 An act defin ing the duties of the board of county com missioners. Mr. Colo's House Kolo 101 An act to establish , locate , erect and maintain an asylum for the incurable Insane within the state of Nebraska , and appropriate the nec essary funds therefor. Approved March 13. The amount appropriated is 575,000. Mr. Colo's House Role 121 An act to pro vide for the publication of the names of all the ox-soldier ; * , sailors and marines residing In Nebraska. Approved March 4. The ex penses are to bo paid out of the general fund. Mr. Smyth's House Knlo 12-J-An act to pav Patrick O'Hawos for collecting claims of the state of .Nebraska from the United States goveinmcnt Approved March 4. Tlio amount appropriated Is S4.520.SO. Mr. Smyth's House Role 18S-An act pro viding for the issuing and payment of school district botms. Mr. Caldn ell's House Role 141-An act providing for the issuing aud payment ot school district bonds. Mr. White's House Role 14G-An act to ex empt secret societies and benevolent associa tions from the requirements of chapter 10 ol the compiled statutes of IhbS , to define the duties powers aim obligations of such socie ties anil associations , and to provide penal ties for violations thereof. Approved Nurcti si ) Mr. Marshall's House Kolo 153 An act preventing the negotiation of bonds held by the state as a permanent school fund In case of theft or otherwise. Mr. McCanu's House Role 209 An act pro vldlug lor the sale and leasing and manage ment of all the lands set apart for educa tional purposes. Mr. Whltmoro's Housa Roll 270 An acl describing the manner in which lallroad cor iterations may acquire right of way across educational lands. Mr. Dlckeuson'h House Koll 219 An act tc provide for tlio erection of n building for tin university of Nebraska for the practical ant scientific Instruction of the Industrial classei and for Instruction In the mechanical arts nnd to appropriate money for that purpose and to authorize the board of regents of tin university to erect said building. Approvei March 4. The amount appropriated Is 850,000. Mr. Yeach'u House Roll 225 An act amend Ing sections 215STJ , 2i3 and 275 of chapter 2. . otlho statutes entitled , "Decedents , " Mr. Pomberton's House Roll 2J An ac providing clerks for county judges In couu tle.s of over 20,000 Inhabitants. Mr. Aeeo's House Roll 247 An act to es tnbllsh and maintain , the Nebraska soldiers and sailors' homo. Approved March 4. The amount appropriated Is saj.ooo. Mr. Kelper's House lloll 37J An act author lilug the cotmnlssloiurs of Plerco county t loc.Uo a road off the section line. K Mr , Smyth's House Roil JEW An act cf dine Jurisdiction to the United States ovf the mllltarv reservation known as Fort NIC Itrara aud Fort Robinson. Approved March 21. Air , Cole's House lloll 355-Au act to npprc prlate SI.SOO for fixtures In the adjutant gen eral's ollice. The amount appropriated wasel.COO. Mr. Norrls' House Koll 3s2 An act for the relief of Eaa , Leonard Smith. Approved March W. The amount appropriated was S7,172.S3. Mr. Watson's House Koll SU2-An act re lating to thu purcha > c , lease , sale and aiding of rallioads In certain caves , and to the ratlllcation of prior lease ? , .sales aud consoli dations. Approved Marcli 14. Mr. Watson's HOUMI lloll120 An net amending section 4JO , chapter 43 , entitled "Change ot Venue. " Mr. Cole's House Koll 42S An act compel ling lallroad corporations and others to keep crossings In lepalr. Mr. Nichol's House Koll 455 An act appro priating for the expenses of the state govern ment for the years 187 and ISbS. Mr. Andres' House Koll 470 An act relat ing to public .schools In metropolitan cities. Mr , Abiahamonn'.i House Koll 477 An act for the icllet ot Kearney county. Approved Match 2S. Mr. Nlehol's House Roll 483 An act to pro vide for the payment of the officers , members and employes of tha twentieth session ol thu legislature. Approved March 21. The iimouut appropriated Is 55,000. Mr. Nichol's House lloll 481 An act to pro vide for the incidental expenses Incurred dining the twentieth session of thu legis lature. Approved Mareh2t. The amount appropriated is 35,000. AMONG THIvTllAILUOADS. and Freight Matters AVIilch are Causing Dissensions , CincAfio , April y. The general passenger agent of thu Pennsylvania company has sent a private and confidential letter to the gen eral passenger agents of the western lines , stating that his road had only temporarily agieed to the allowance of differential pass enger ratns to tlio weak lines east of Chicago and St. Louis , and that his company would claim that any road selling through tickets at a rate higher than any other load was guilty of discrimination under the Inter-stato commerce law. He asks the views of the western passenger agents on the matter. The move Is understood to bo one to deprive the Chicago & Grand Trunk and other Hues of the privilege ot making a rate to the sea board of Sl.r/i less than the strong Hues , as now agreed to. Since the prorating ariangemcnts between western and eastern lines on freight Irom the seaboard to the Missouri river and be yond was declared elf the larger portion of that traffic has been diverted away from Chicago cage and through St. Louis , thu rates to Kan sas City being from 2 to H eents lower via St. Louis. It is understood that early next week the Chicago and Kansas City roads will issue a now Height tariff which will equalize the rates via both cities and stop the diversion of thn traffic away Irom Chicago. The Michigan Central road will to-morrow issue a ciiculav boycotting the twenty-live roads upon which the trunk lines have placed their ban , aud all thiough tickets over western Hues will bo taken off of sale. I'l'ho Chicago roads exempted from the .boycott aio the Northwestern , Illinois Cen tral and Milwaukee & St. Paul. All of the roads leading to Kansas City are barred , so that a traveler from the cast cannot buy a ticket to that point , As the Lake Shore joined the boycott to-day , the Baltimore A : Ohio and Grand Trunk are now the only eea- boaid lines which are not tinning westciu tickets to the wall. Neither side snows any plgns of yielding and thu boycott will proba bly continue until the matter Is brought bu- loio the Inter-stato commission. A move is on loot to send on from tills city n protest of leading meichants and shippers against the action of the Inter-stato 'commis sion In suspending the operation of tno long and short haul clause at various points. The special grievance hero Is the suspension af fecting thu route across the lake from Mil waukee. ST. Louis , April 8. A private dispatch to the Republican from a prominent railroad center In Texas says no through tickets are now on sale Irom points In Texas to points cast of St. Louis and Now Orleans , and that It is not known when therojwlll be. M'CAUTIIY HANGED. Ho Dies Protesting Ilia Innocence of the Crime. Four SMITH , Ark. , April 8. Patrick Mc Carthy was hanged hero to-day for the mur der of Thomas and John Mahoney in tlio Cherokee nation on the ICth of February , 1830. The evidence was circumstantial , there being no eye witnesses to the crime , and McCarthy died protesting hid Innocence. Joe Sprtilc , who was also Implicated In the crime , is still at large , but McCarthy was ar rested ono year ago to-day and brought hero for trial. Ho was convicted September SO , and sentenced with live others to hang July 14 , but the president respited him until April 8. The theory of the prosecution was sus tained by the fact of McCarthy having In his possession the property of the murdered men , but ho protected his innocence- and , with a cruel fix In his hand , on the gallows vowed ho know nothing of the murder. The general Impression hero Is that he was Inno cent and that In his case circumstantial evi dence lied. He was a devout Catholic and died in the faith. Father Smyth remained with him on the gallows until the black cap was adjusted and stated that McCarthy had a few words to say. He ( McC.-.rthy ) addressed the crowd briefly , maintaining his Innocence and expressing a willingness to die. The drop foil at twenty minutes past o'clock and death was almost Instantaneous. Choked Off in Alabamn. MoNTGOMi'.nv. Ala. , April 8. Shade Scarbrough , who murdered Madison Caesar In July last , was hanged In the jail yard at Klayton , Ala. , to-day. Hoth men were uegioes. Prohibition Defeated. DKTKOIT , April 8. From all reports re ceived the Evening Journal now figures the majority acaluat prohibition at 3,070. Moro complete returns In most cases cut down the urohlbltion vote. In this ( Wayne ) county the majority against the amendment Is 23,344. being an Increase of several hundred over the former reports. There'is no doubt that pro hibition has been defeated. MAmjiiioTi : , Mich. , April 8. There Is great excitement all over the northern Mich igan peninsular over alleged frauds In the recent election which places In doubt the fate of the prohibition amendment. The Ironwood - wood authorities are reported to have sought legal advice , It being charged that voters by the hundreds wcro Im ported from Wisconsin to vote against theamendment. Frauds are alleged to have occurred in Gagclolo county. That the most wholesale fraud was carried on there . 'corns apparent. Revised leturnscul down the veto against amendment 8,450 , al lowing Uessemer nearly 1,100. If Hessmei county Is then out and there Is no doubt of n contest the state- has certaiuly carried the amendment. Observing Uood Friday. Nnw YOHK , April 8. To-day being Good Friday , all down-town exchanges were closed , as were also the bankers' andbrokers' ' offices. Tr.o state and United States courts wcro closed and also all city department ; that were not required to ho open by-law , Services appropriate to tha day were being celebrated In tuo churches of all aenomlna tlous. The Schwartz-Watt Trial. Moiinifi III.i April 8 The afternoon sos slon In the Schwartz Watt murder trial to day , was taken up In listening to testimony as to the good reputation ot the uofcndaut : prior to the express messenger murder. Fatal Fire in a Tenement. Nr.w Yonw , Apdl 8. Two hundred rcsl dents of t'io ' tenement house 13 Kssex street I which burned last night , and of whom thli teen are In the hospital from burns , won given siuiie relief to-day by a donation o J3U > . Ono girl , ten years old , Is dead am several moro are expccte.1 to dlo. An Imported Irish Rnler. LONDON , April S , Colonel Kins Hay Hei man. conservative member of parliament fo y. the Isle of Thanct , division of Kent , ha -J been appointed under secretary for Ireland MORE NEBRASKA PATRONAGE A , B. Ohardo Appointed Receiver of Pub lic Moneys at Niobrara. HOW MARKLEY WAS SHUT OUT. Clcvclnnil lias No Time to Look After Appointments lit a Hopelessly Ito- jmUUcnn State Who Ills Advisors Arc. "Was McSliano Consulted. WASIHXGTO.V , April 8. ISpeelal Telegram to the UEH.J A. U. Chardo was to-day ap pointed receiver of public moneys' at the Niobrara land office. It Is given out at de partment headquarters that this Is another appointment on McShano's recommendation and that as McShano Is the only democratic congressman from Nebraska he Is alone con sulted and his advice taken. This appoint ment must produce some consternation. Mark ley 1ms a long time been promised this place. Moie than a year ago Dr. Miller and the department assured him he should have It. Markley came a year aso to receive the plum and then also a few weeks ago , ac- icompanlcd by ono Juan Boyle , who claims to rank McShano as the great high priest In Nebraska democracy. Hut Hoylo and Crltes , formerly of 1'lattsmouth , another high priest now quartered In the treasury department , managed to ship Markloy back to Nebraska , assuring him his commission should soon follow , and then , by some sleight of hand , Markley was put out of sUht and ono Charde dug up and put In his place and given what really belonged to Markley. The president , In ex planation , says that ho or his paity have nothing to expect from Nebraska with 25,000 lopublican majority , and ho has not the time nor the-lncllnatlon to give any attention to appointments. If Boyle or Crltes will tell him what to do ho la only too grateful to them ; that ho would cheerfully follow the advlco of McShanc , but McShano seems afraid to take the responsibility for fear ho will make enemies or Is too much engaged In his largo lauded and cattle syndicates to give such trilling matters much attention ; that McShauo has probably not much hope of a re-election and Is not disposed to spend the time to visit Washington and confer with htm. htm.A. [ A. 13. Charde , the now receiver , is a resi dent of Oakland , Hurt county , ana is the senior member ot the firm of Charde it Heck- man , real estate agents. Ho came to Ne braska in 1875 and studied law In Decatur , afterwards removing to Oakland , his present home.l HI..V1XE OUT OF TUP HACK. There are a number of Influential friends ot Mr. Blalno in Washington now and none of them believe he will cither bo a candidate or nominee for the presidency. It Is well and positively known that the trip of Mr. Blalno to Jiurupo was arranged and sug gested by his political managers , and It is said to bo an Important move In the work to bo done next year. His consent to go and leave his future as far as It relates to public life in the hands ot his friends is regarded as the first Indication that ho Is willing to do the best thine tor his party. Ills departure for other lands to remain till the destiny of presidential aspirants is lixed Is regarded liero as his leave from presidential probabili ties. Thorepoit that Whitelaw Reid some time ago wrote a letter to Murat Halstcad or lUchard Smith suggesting that It was time for Mr. Blalno to step aside for some other man the party believes to bo stronger and suggesting Senator Sherman as that man , is Kcherally accepted as true , notwithstanding a qualified denial by Hal- stead. Politicians say the report may not bo exactly correct , but they think something substantially to that effect has tascn place , or Is now In condition of Incubacy. Hut that Blnlno has passed beyond the presi dential likelihood Is conceded bv most of his ardent admirers. Many say he has had no thought of a renomiuatlon and that his de termination to go abroad to get beyond all the Inlluenccs of politics is proof of it. Me.tnwhilo the talk about Sherman and Al lison Increases. Sherman Is yet in the city and will bo hero most of this summer. Ho Is ureatly encouraged by reports received from Tennessee stating that his Nashville speech had a most profound influence. Democrats In all parts of tlio state are calling upon Sen ators Harris and Heck and Spc.ikcr Carlisle and other leaders to como down and answer Sherman , but none have consented to do so. Harris and Heck and Push and several other prominent democrats who , have received those invitations to answer Sherman are here quietly looking alter olllccs for constit uents , but Iiave no time to give to this mat ter. Others are In Now York dealing in Stocks and having a good time , while still others are preparing to take jaunts to Eu- rope. None nave a disposition to answer tlio man from Ohio. Republicans take great encouragement from the recent elections in the west. NElirtASKA AND IOWA PENSIONS. Tensions were granted Nebraskans to-day as follows : Martha M. , mother of George Dane , David City ; Alfred , father ot Peter W. Miller , Omaha ; bamuel Ivcs , Bine Hill ; George W. Oaston , DeWltt ; ( leorge Wills- man , Alexandria ; Moses Lcary , Burnett ; James Voloy , Falls City. Iowa : Ellas U. Motutt , Newton ; Wilhelm Kuhu , Muscatine ; Samuel Irwln , Pleasant Prairie ; Charles H. Miller , Cresco ; James McKee , Creston ; William Deorshaw , Elmo ; Ellas Holllday , Mnploton : Elliott S. Koger , Hod Oak ; George W. House , Maquokcta ; James Harper , Shonaudoah : Commodore H. Kins ? , Clyde ; Ell Wllkln , Wlnterset : Mack- 1m E. Rons , Adel ; William Golden , Jnssup ; John Lelltcr , Richmond ; Erastus V. An drews , Decorah ; minor of John Hoardman , Hldnev ; IrlllaK. , mother of Willis H.Dur ham. Oxford : Sarah A. , widow of Emanncl Castleman , Newton ; Margaret , mother of Joseph H. Griffith , Iowa City ; Cora M. , daughter of Martin V. T.uinclilll , Knoxvlllo ; Klclmrd Beurdsloy , Murray ; Armstcad M. Iteld , Lucas ; John D.fUethard , High Point ; James H. P. Baker , Irwln ; Noadlati Slbcrt , Agency ; Kobert Hudson , Wacksburgh ; .Christian Small , Jamaica. AIIMV xr.ws. Post Chaplain Henry Swift , recently ap pointed , has been ordered to duty at San Antonio , Tex. Post Chaplain William F. llubbard Is or dered to Fort Huford , Dakota. Major Charles J. Sprague. paymaster , will be placed on the retired list next Tuesday , April 12 , under the law on reaching the ace of sixty-four years , and will bo followed four days later by Brigadier General Orlando U , Wilcox. During the present year Colonel John Hamilton , Fifth artillery , will retire nndci the same law on August 10 , Colonel Glovei Pmrin , assistant surgeon general , No vein bet 17 , and on October 29 First Lieutenant William U. McMInn , Eighth Infantry , curi'v's WII.T. . The will of the late Fletcher P. Cuppy , ol this city , leaves his law library and his gold watch and chain to his brother , Henry Cuppy , of Osborne , O. Ills miscellaneous library and gold-headed cano to his brother John A. Cuppy , of Fontanelle , Neb. , and the residue of his estate to Miss Laura Ken drlck , of Lynn , Mass , Generals , S , HenUi Is executor. POSTAI , CHANGES. The following Nebraska postofflccs wen discontinued to-dav : Nesblt , Keya I'alu county. Omro , Nance county ; Strohl LOUP county ; Wrlcht , Hrown county. Tin naifio of the postoflico at Dorraucc , Platti county , was changed to Ocono. The New Navy. l- WASHIXTOX , April 8. Advices rccolvec at the navy department from the luspeeto ' of steel to be used by the Union Iron work In the construction of the cruiser Charleston report favorably 03 to Its quality. Com manner Evans , president of the Inspcctloi board , who has lust returned from U ramp' works In Philadelphia , reports that the ( rain lug for the Baltimore Is excellent. An Air lilne Itallrond. Pr.oniA , April 8. Articles of Incorporn tlon oT the Peorla & St. Loula air Hue rallroai were tiled hero to-day. MtiAINE ILL. He Is Attacked Ily Bronchial Catarrh nt l-'ort Gibson. ST. Louis , ApilI.JJ , A private telegram has been received In this city from Fort Gib son , Indian Territory , statlne that Blnlno has a severe cold and Is threatened with pneumonia. No particulars yet have been received , but a telegram has been sent to Col. Copplngcr , commandant of the post , and soii-In-law of Hlalnc , asking for the facts and they wilt be repotted as soon as received. It. C. Kernes , a persona ) friend ot Hlalne , accompanied by a prominent physician of this city , left hero nt 1 p. in. , by special train for Fort Gibson. None of the circumstances leading to Hlalno's Illness are yet known here , but particulars are momcntailly expected. Tlio Inference naturally drawn from the fact that the physician had cone from hero to sec , and perhaps to attend Ulalno in the face ot-tlin probable fact that there Is a skillful 'jinny surgeon at Fort Gibson , Is that he Is , or Is likely to bo , seriously ill. lo determine this , however , further advices will have to bo awaited. Meantime the pri vate telegram previously referred to giving the statement of Hlalno's physician Ls as fol lows : "Ulalne Is doing well. Only a slight fever. Pulse good , only eighty per minute ; respiration llfteen. " The following dispatch was received by the Associated press at 8:30 : to-night In reply tea a telegram sent this morning to the com mandant of the post at Fort Gibson asking for an account of Hlalne's sickness : Four GIIISOX , I. T. , April 8. To the As sociated Press Ulalne Is suffering from bronchial catarrh , with fever of a remitting typo. He sleeps well and has no typhoid symptoms. His respiration Is'normal. I Sighed ] CIIAULRS P. Br.iiNn , Post Surgeon. The latest Information from Fort Gibson Is that Ulalno was quite unwell when the train arrived at Gibson station on Sunday night ; that ho did not go over the fort until the next day ; that ho has been 111 with a very bad cold since then , but that ho will leave for the north to-morrow. It is not stated whore ho wilt go , nor what his future move ments will be , but It was given out when ho was In this city that when ho leit for Gibson ho was to go to Chicago. rlho Baptists and tlio Nowspaporn. NEW YOHK , April 8. | Special Tclo- eram to the UEK.J The Baptist Social union dined at Delmonlco's last night and afterwards discussed "The Moral Influence of the Secular Press. " A paper by Koi- wcll Smith , president of thn Century company , was read In which ho spoke of the enormous growth of the press and declared that the moral lullucnco of the press was good and beneficial beyond human thought. The liussian nihilists In UU trials had prayed not for pardons or leniency , but for a public report of their eases. United Italy , too , was due to the power of'thopiess. Kcv. Robert L. Collycr said that the press was one o f the strongest powers for good that ho k new of. Tlio newspapers were more widely and faithfully rend nowadays than the bible ; it was an everlasting standing committee of Inquiry and Investigation. The papers snmcUmcbisubstituted what was pungent for what was true , to sell their news , but a great many preachers did the same tiling to sell their pews. Several of the members of tlio union made live minute speeches. Ouo wanted an "elite" paper published. Another commended the Philadelphia Ledger as the ono clean and wholesome paper In America. Another called the reporters bad names like- " " and " . " "scavengers" "earthworms. Ho was an old gentleman of full habit , apparently partlculaily sensitive and nervous. A Curious Easter Custom. NEW YOUR , Arrll 8. A Washington special says : On Easter Monday Mrs. Cleveland - land will como In from Oak View , where she has been for the last few days , to sco the egg rolling In the white house grounds. This will bo a novel spectacle to her and Is ono of the most curious and distinctive children's customs In the world. Egg rolling at Easter Is common enough , but why Washington children for longer back than anybody can re member slibuld tli Is day take possession of ono paitlcular spot is as queer as anything In the mysterious regions or children's myths and customs. Nobody knows when It originated. It Is required ot every president that besides giving up his private grounds on that day ho shall come out at least once during the after noon and show himself on tlio south portico. President Arthur always did it and President Cleveland did last year , and every child who goes knows that the president Is duo on the south portico and would be highly indignant if he failed to put In an appearance. No doubt "Fronklo , " as the children call Mrs. Cleveland , will bo anxiously expected on Monday and her arrival will bo hailed even moro than the president's. Captain SainuulB * Tale. NEW YonK , April 8. Cnptaln Samuels , of the schooner yacht Dauntless , defeated by the Coronet In the race across the Atlantic , arrived hero on the steamship Adriatic to-day. When asked to give his opinion of the cause of the Dauntless' defeat , Captain Samuels replied that the Coronet was a much better boat and the Dauntless was fnirly out sailed. "The Coronet , " ho continued , "is a magnificent craft , and I knew It would be a hard race before we started. My Idea in letting the Coronet take the lead was to prevent - vent everyone from being discouraged be fore the yachts got out of sight , as they would have been had 1 taken thu lead. I did not give up the raee until I heard that the Coronet was nearly twenty-four hours ahead ot us. " The President Invited West. WASHINGTON , April 8. A delegation of cattle dealers waited on the president this afternoon and Invited him to attend a re union and banquet of the live stock bleeders of the United States to bo hold at Chicago , November 8 to 18 , 18S7. The president thanked them for the invitation and said that while ho had a great desire to visit the west , ho could not very well promise to accept an Invitation for a date so far In the future. His presence In Chicago In November , he remarked , depended entirely upon the state of public affairs at that time. President Taylor's Epistle. Pnovo , Utah , April 8. At a general con ference , of the Mormon church .to-day an epistle waj read from President Taylor con' ' talnlngalengthy Arraignment of thekdniund ! law and denouncing such legislation a : worthy the despotlo rule of ( medieval times ' , The epistle Is chiefly remarkable for Its silence enco on polygamX. It neither alludes to noi defends the practice. The M jflower Sold. NEW YonK , April 8. [ Special Telegram to the BKI.J : TUo Tribune states that the Mayflower has been sold to Vice Commodore Harrow , of the ttcvr York Yacht club , foi about $30,000. Bhe will not go to England tc compete with the Arrow for the Amcilcaii CUD , astlio penalty for using her ccnterboarc will handicap her too heavily. About Dr. McGlynn. Nr.w YOIIK , April 8. [ Special Telegram t < the BnE.J The report that Dr. McGlyni 11 was about to do violence to his own theories about public ownership of land by purchas Ing a house In Brooklyn proves to bo un founded. Ho has not bought a house , doe not Intend to so , and furthermore ho Is no colng to move to Brooklyn. The house tlia ho rented was for the family of his brother In-law , Mr. Wiielan. The Pope and Clilnn. PAKIS , April b. The pope has forwardci to the French government proposals almlui to bring about an understanding with Franc with reference to the establishment of dlplc matlo relations between thuvatlcao am China. Hoffman's Accomplice in the Dunlnr Wreck Tolls How It Was Done , THE STATE'S EVIDENCE ALL IN. Destructive Prali-lo Plros Prevailing iscar Ojalalln , McCook and Stuart A Hey Fatally Shot at Lone Pine. Trial of the Train Wrecker * . NKIIUASKA CITY , Neb. , April 8. [ Special Telegram to the Ur.R.l Tlio trial of David Hoffman , charged with wrecking a Missouri Pacific train at Dunb.ir , dragged slowly to day. Tlio witnesses so far called merely told of the tracks In the snow , to which the boots of Hoffman were fitted , a dozen or moro. One of the principal witnesses' , Mrs. Jno Hoffman , has not ar rived , although the sheriff was sent to Nanco county for her. She Is tlio ono whoso testimony the defense fears most , as she will swear the prisoners came In the door of the house , facing the wreck , and not on the north as the defense claim , It is now feared by Hoffman's law yers that Hell means to turn state's evidence , and In this manner escape with a Unlit sentence , while Hoff man may have to go to the pen. From the present outlook and the largo array of wit nesses now on hand , It Is thought that the testimony will not all bo In before to-morrow night. General Attorney Waggoner , of the Missouri Pacific railway , assisted the prose cution to-day. The testimony of the priso ner's brother , who resides noith of the wreck , was very damaging. A gicatcr portion of the evening was spent In laying the foundation for the admission of the confession made by Dave Hoffman on January 13 to Frank Tutt and tlneo other detectives at the Grand Pacific hotel , wheio they Had him from near midnight until nearly morning. In this confession ho says that lie and Hell did the work jointly. Hell lirst suggesting the crime. About fi o'clock James Hell , who was indicted with Hoffman for the wrecking of the train , was brought Into court for thn purpose of turning state's evidence. Ho said that about 10 o'clock that night ho and Hoffman started lor John 11 off- man's house ; when they got to the B. it M. section house Hoffman told him a passenger train would be down on the Missouri Pacific shortly , and as they always carried money ho pioposed to have some ; thought a switch Key lie had would open the section house , but it failed , and the door was forced open , ho ( Hell ) taking no pait. Hoffman got a claw- bar nnd wrench ; went up the U. & M. track : crossed tluough the timber to the Missouri .Pacific ; ho ( Hell ) followed ; when they got to the track Hoffman tried ono point ana the nuts would not come oil the fish plate , so ho moved to the next ; Hell said he was drunk ; set nowu to watch , telling him that if any ono was Killed ho would go to the penitentiary ; befoip Hoffman unloosened the rail he went down into the ravine ; heard Uotlman say , "There , 1 have got it.'Vi'hruw away the crowbar anil camoto where lie was ; the train came In sight and ho watched it wreaked ; then run down through the brush and up through a cornfield to John Hod man's house ; Dave was ahead of him all tlio time ; at the house found John gene to the wreck : lie and Dave went down to assist what they could ; would have told before , but was afraid of being lynched ; Dave said ho was told that he and his brother would swear that ho ( Hell ) did It. The confession created considerable excitement. The prisoner sot very calm , watchine Hell while ho gave his testimony , while Hell appeared cool. A session of the court was held to-night , at which Mro. John Hoffman testified as to the way the men came homo and how they acted. The prosecution closed their side of the case and the dctcnso will begin In the mornlug. T hero don't seem to bo a great deal of inter est taken In the case , and the attendance is light. There seems to be no doubt now but what both men will bo convicted of murder In the lirst degree , and as iliey do not seem to have friends or money they will most likely hang. _ Destructive Prnirlo Fires. McCooK , Neb. , Aprils. [ Special Telegram to the llKKj A terrific piairio fire raged south and west of this city yesterday and last evening , ranging over many miles of territory. It la reported to-day that twelve or fifteen families are burned out south of hero and everything destroyed. No loss of llfo Is reported as yet. A very high wind prevailed and the lira could not be controlled. At Stuart. STUANT , Nob. , April 8. [ Special Telegram to the Ur.K. | A terrible wind Is blowing to day. A fire broke out south of town , sweep ing everything In front of It ; burned tlio barn and nine head of cattle of W. Hallss ; loss , S700 ; also burned the barn of John Schrcck and fourteen head of stock ; loss , 81,600. Reports have just reached town that Gordon , northwest of town , Is buaned out with heavy loss , and two other farmers , whoso names could not bo learned. The wind is blowing a terrific gale. At Ogalalla. OOATALTA , Nob. , April 8. [ Special Tele gram to the HEK. j One hundred tons of hay , .supposed to be set on lire by some Incendiary , have been burning all night. The chaired remains of an unknown man wcro found In tlio hay. The citizens are working hard , to keep the flames from the town. At Sterling. STEHUNO , Neb. , Aprils. The barn of the Chicago lumber company was burned last evening with Its contents five noises , ono cow , several buggies and an omnibus. Loss , 51,000 ; insurance , Sl/JOO. A carpenter shop adjoining the barn was also consumed , At Hastings. HASTINGS , Neb. , April 8. The 11. & M. coal sheds burned last evening , causing a loss of § 1,000. The prompt work of the lire department saved several hundred tons of coal on cars. Electric JitgMa and Telephoned. McCooK , Neb. , April 8. [ Special Tele gram to the HIE. : | To-night the old mayor and council step down and out , after grantIng - Ing a franchise to the Edison Electric Light company of McCook and the McCook Tele s phone company. Arrangements have al ready been made for putting In both plants , ,3 and insldoof ninety days McCook will be lighted by electricity anil liavo a telephone exchange In operation. The Lincoln Land company have a sufficient motive power In the double engines at tlio waterworks , and arrangements have been this day closed toi the power. The Edison system is to bo used , supplying both the are and the Incnndesccnl light , A canvass of the city was made and 1,000 lights have been taken. The price ol property and lots hero have advanced 100 pei cent. McCook can now claim a front place among the cities of the state , having u sys torn of waterworks second to none In the state , lighted by electric light , and a tele phone exchange. She Is bound to be the me tropolls of western Nebraska , o An Alnflworth Touch Arrested. AINSWOUTH , Neb. , April8. [ Special to.th ( is BEE. ] "Cam" Alderman , In n drunker - spree , enteiod the house of the Misses Alex inndcr yesterday morning at 1 o'clock , badlj s I frightening the ladles. He took a lew valua bles. Thu constable has him in charge thl : morning. "Cam" has parsed bufoio tno pco pie ot this community as a tiibti labs tougl lor three years , and It Is generally coneedei that a Year In the pen with his brothc : "Jack , " sent up for murder two years ago would bo altogether wholesome for the town A Fatal Combination , LONG PINE , Neb. , Aprils , The eight- year old eon of Byron G. Smith , living ten mile : bouth' of this city , played hunter .with a sh'o gun , Wednesday , and was killed. The child secured the gun while his patents wcro away from home , and In placing thu weapon on a shelf In the granary It fell and was dis charged , the contents entering his body at tlio left shoulder and penetrating his lungs. He died before his parents returned from town. _ Could Not Prove Fraud. Coi.UMiiu ? , Neb. , April S. [ Special Tele gram to the IlKK.I George H , llnrdell , tlio leading dealer In turntture , who was attested some time since for fraudulently disposing of his stock to dctraud his creditors , had his examination to-day before Justice J. C. Cowdry and was discharged , tlio prosecution failing to make their case. Leased Ity Omaha Men. NOIFOMC : , Neb. , April 8. ( Special Tele gram to the UKi-E. : | O. Uclllsly and II. H. Hellman , of Omaha , have seemed n seven years' lease and taken possession of the Til- lerburg , the largest hotel In the city. Pr.ilrlc Flro In Dakota. WATr.iiTOWX , Dak. , April 8. A severe wind , which toward nightfall culminated Into it tornado , lasted throughout the day In this section. About 11 a. m. It drove up n prairie lire to the western limits of town , de stroying a barn and two stacks. Thu lire de- paitmcntaud the entho population turned out , and by heroic efforts saved that portion of the city. This evening the blinding clouds of dust rendered U Impossible for one to see a building half a block distant. This lasted nearly an hour. At tills time the portion southeast of the city caught lire and the tire alarm was given by every boll in the city , but the wind blew the flames away from the town to the inhabi tants on the north side. The entire eastern portion of the city seemed on lire. Tlio mer cury stood at 8.1 decrees above during the afternoon. During the stoim this evening freight cars wore blown out of tlio North western yards , and when last heard from wcio going before tlio wind down the track towards Garry. Lumber piles wore scattered and light articles were strewn about the streets. Trie present indications are for rain. THE STRIKING CAUPKNTERS. A Number of Minor PiRtitfl Between Union and Non-Unlou Men. CHICAGO , April 8. The hall of the strik ing union carpenters on Fiftli avenue has been crowded all day with strikers. A num ber of contractors visited tlio hall during the day , and sought to enga o men to help them out on Important work. Their appeals were invailably denied. The strikers state that they will stay out until their union Is recog nized. The carpentois claim that 200 bosses have cxpicssod a willingness to grant their demands. Only nineteen contractors responded to the call for a mass meeting of master carpen ters this afternoon to independently con sider the demands of the strikers. The ses sion resulted mei el j > In the contractors pres ent agreeing to attend another meeting to- monow night. Fights between the strikers and imported carpenters were numerous to-day , the non-union men being compelled to null work In a number of instances. Nine strikers were ariestcd on this account , and ouco there was considerable excitement , but no accident as the result of an exchange of shots between a policeman and strikers. The Knights of Labor clement of the strikers are not all satisfied with the way matters are being conducted by the carpenters' counsel. They think the Carpenters brothcihood Is as suming too much authority in the matter. A meeting of the kniclits will bo hold tomorrow row , at which it Is possible the strike will be broken and a great part of the 8,000 men will dccldo to resume work Monday. Ulflgectinir an Organ. Nr.w YOHK , April 8. | Special Telegram to the Br.i : . ] Members of tlio general com mittee of the united labor party occupied thu greater part of that body's session last night in berating the party's official organ , "Tho Leader , " and sticking the knife of criticism into Us late editor , U.I. Hlntoii. The on slaught was precipitated by a report of the committee which was appointed for the pur pose of recommending something which would result In keeping the organ allyo and making It a power lor the propagation of the principles ot the united labor paity. Tlio report , which Is a long one , declares that Uinton's editorials were too long , too dry , contained sentiments that were pro nounced to bo socialistic and oven anarchistic , and that theio was a woeful lack of news In the paper. Illnton was present In a front scat , enveloped In a hn/.o of tobacco smoke , his hnjrcrs working ner vously. When tlio loading was done he leaped to his feet , and came down upon his heels with a bang that could be heardabovo the roaiintrof ado/en delegates for recognition. Chairman McMnckln ac corded him the floor , but even before the words ot recognition left his mouth the colonel was shouting with tlio full htiongth ot Ins powerful Itiinrs : " 1 pronounce the criticism pronounced In that report upon the editorial management of the paper as false In every particular. I speak for the paper. 1 am not connected with tlio editorial de partment. My connection closed last ulu'lit , but 1 was upon Its editorial stall , and during tlio past six months 1 have written 00 per cent of all editorial matter which had ap pealed In Its columns. " A general and lively debate followed , in which much bitter ness was exhibited , and it was finally de cided to table the repoit. The Haytian How. PAIUS , April S. The government has or dered a man-of-war nowjn the AVest Indian waters to proceed to Poft-au-Prlnco to pro tect Europeans there in view of the reports of a threatened massacre by Haytlaus , In the event of their government complying with the demands of Great Britain , ou ac count pt some claims. Advices received by the Hnytlcn legation at Pans , from Port-au-Prince says the Hay- Hans are much excited over Great Britain's demand , but deny they have threatened to mu'-aacro foreigners. WASIIINOTO * * , April 8. Although no cor respondence passed between the department ot state and the government ol ( lioat llritaln in regard to the reported threat of that gov ernment to sle/.c Tortugas island from Haytl In default of a debt , yet an Investigation is being made and all data relat ing to the subject In possession of the de partment is being collected. The English claim appears to bo very Intricate In Its na ture. The correspondence iiad , In Frellng- huyhen's administration , show that the claim is an Individual one , based upon a number of cessions , sub-sessions and contracts , re garding the privilege to cut mahogany that t was not cut or at least not In sufficient quan tity. The amount of the claim In Frellng- huysen's administration was placed al 8000,000.f , f - - * - Hie Chlcagoa Defeated. ST. Louis , April 8. The second game In the world's championship series proved to be ono of tlio most brilliant and stubbornly con tested struggles ever played , nnd the Chl- cages were defeated only after a hard battle , Caruthers pitched a magnificent game anil was admirably supported throughout. Th < cmnd was much larger and mom enthusl.is tic than the dav previous and enjoyed UK game hugely. The following was tlio score St. Louis 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 ' , Chicago 0 2 0 0 1 l(0 0 0 * Lnndfi Itccoimnmulcd For Patent. WASIIINUTON , April 8. Theeommlsslonci of tlio general laud ofllco has n > coiumcndc < to the secretary ot the Interior for approva for patent a list of the lands lying within tin limits of the Union Paclllc railroad In Nc braska , between MMwav , In Dawsou county and HI" Springs , In Jvolth countagqrcgat lug StJliWJ acrc.s. The CnmmlHslon'N First Clerk , WASHINGTON , April 3 , The lntcrtati commerce commission has appointed E. L Puch , of Alabama , to a clerkship under tlm coininls.sloii. I'UKh Is a snn nt Senator Pugh This is the Drit appolntmeut inaUu by lh < TI1E DEFENSE RESTS ITS CASE Arensdorf's ' Last Witness Examined in the Hnddock Murder Trial , REBUTTAL EVIDENCE BEGINS. Testimony Given to Impcnch the Char * nctcr of Important Witnesses For the Accused llrower Nothing Startling Developed. Sioux Clly's Great Ca c. Sioux CITY , la. , April 8. [ Special Tele gram to the Hiii l The resting of the case on the part of the defense was the most Im portant Incident connected with the great murder trial to-day. There has been a i.or- ccptlblo decrease of attendance during the day , owlus first , no doubt , to the audience as well as Jury , lawyers and judco , being phys ically tiled out , and second , that It was known that no very startling testimony would bo intioduced to-day. The lirst wit ness put upon the stand to-day was H. L. Loavltt. The defense wanted him to Identify the manuscript ot his fiist confession. A portion of It was then offered as Impeaching evidence. This the state objected to but sig nified Its willingness to have the entire con fession taken as a whole. This was sustained by the court. The whole of his testimony before the coroner's Jury was also Introduced without objection. At this point th o defense advised the con it that It was ready to rest Its case. This was about 10:30 : o'clock , an hour or more before it was thought the end would bo reached. An adjournment was then taken until afternoon , when the state began the In troduction of cross-examination , Impeach ment and rebuttal. U , A. Lyon was recalled. He denied hav ing taken a revolver out of a show case In his store and saying "That Is the kind of re volver that killed the d d preacher. I knew all about the murder , and If they don' let up there will bo more served In the same way. " J. C. Juhl , alias Peterson , was questioned concerning a statement which ho made In Attorney Murphy's ofllce. Ho dented having been at a grocery on Fourth stieet when the shot was fired ; denied haying said after the minder that ho wont over to where Haddock was ; that he him led to the place and re mained five or seven minutes before going 110 me. A. C. Mathews , clerk of the district court at Lake Hcnton , Minn. , testified that the reputation of Gus Schmidt , one of tlio de- lenscs principal witnesses , for truth and ve racity , was very bad , as was also his moral character. O. H. Jackson , also of Lake Henton , and John S. Cass , a lawyer of the same place , S. V. Nordville , of Sioux Falls , Dak. , toimerly ot Lake Ueiitou , and Probate Judge E. M. Olsom , of this city , also formerly of Lake Henton , ami a county commissioner , all tes tified to tlio same effect. Dr. J. M. Knote was swoin : I remember the evening Rev. Haddock was killed ; heard the shot when 1 was In Maker's urug store ; left my ollice at 10:25 : and wciut direct to the drug storc-was ; there from three to live min utes when 1 lieaid the shot ; Dr. Savage aud Dr. Berber wore called to see the murdered man : went down to the scene ; met Mr. Lyoii at Elliott's corner as 1 was going from the scone ; it was then within five minutes of 11 o'clock ; 1 to.'d ' him that It was Haddock that had been killed ; he said to me that ho waS glad , that It "served the preacher rlcht. " Klchard Fischer was sworn : 1 Ilvo la Sioux City ; used to havuashoo store on Third street ; knew Mr. Lyon ; niter the murder 1 went to Lyon's gun store and looked at some revolvers ; while looking at some revolvers he picked up one and said : "That is like the ono that Killed the d d preacher" ; he further said , "Do you belong to the crowd that Is prosecuting the saloonsV" 1 said , "Yes , that Is my side ; " ho said , "You are likely to be served In the same way as the preacher. " I" Ex-Alayor D. A. Mngeo and wife both were awakened by the shot aud swore that had paitlesgouodown Water street afterward , as claimed , on the sidewalk which passes tholtf house , they certainly would have heard C. C. Hamilton was called by the state : I was the shoitliand reporter before the core ner's jury ; wrote out tlio evidence of John Arensdorf. FTho same was then offered in evidence and was read by the witness. ] I also took the testimony of Julius Lolherton as glvon before the coiouei's jury ; ho stated that the man who lired tlio shot ran directly north and that ho could not see him after ho got away ten feet. Much comment is heard concerning the course taken by the dclense. They have of- feied no theory , have by no means proven an alibi , and the great mass of their testimony is only such as attempts to discredit the state's witnesses. Thus far there Is no ques tion but what the state's case has boon much better managed and conducted than the de fendants' . It is thought the ease will last during the greater part of next week , If not all. After tlio Corning Ijynclicrn. DKS MOIXKS , la , , April 8. | Special Tclc- Kram to tlio UKK. ] The governor has Issued the following proclamation for the arrest ot the persons concerned in the lynching at Corning last Sunday : Whereas , The crime of murder was on the night of April 2,1W7 , committed In the town of Corning , In tlio county of Adams and In the state of Iowa , upon the person of J. 11. McKenv.le by some- person or persons un known to the authorities , now , therefore , ! , William Larrabcc , governor of the state ot Iowa , Dy virtue of the authority vested In mo by law , do hereby offer a reward of S500 for the anost and delivery to the proper authori ties of the person or persons guilty of such murder , the said reward to bo paid upon con viction. The law restricts the governor to the sura of S5UO , or In this case a much Jaiger sum would have been offered. Negotiation ! ! For Itailroad Purchase , DUIIUCJUK , la. , April 8. [ Special Tclegiam to the UKK. The Illinois Central announces that It has practically completed negotiations for the purchase of the Dubuquc A Sioux City road. Superintendent Dickey , of the Diamond Joe Heat Line company , denies making a contract to transpoit Hour Irom Minneapolis to New Orleans , and attributes thu report to the railroads desiring the suspension of the long and short haul section ot the Inter-stato _ commerce law. Dnbiinuo jobbers are figuring to get freight . from New York via liast St , Louis and the Diamond Joe Hue. t Itobhod IJy Masked Hluliwaynion. Sioux Crrv , la. . April 8. ( Special Tele gram ito the HKK.J Last nli'ht Joseph Koreas was held up near the oil mill hy a masked man , who held a revolver to hi" head and compelled him to disgorge , which Joseph did. handing over 82. ) to the robber. William Collier , u commercial traveler , while on his I way to a hotel fiom the midnight train , was o hold up on Nebraska fiiieut aud a gold watch and $19 taken Irom him. A Prominent Citizen Rulcldc * . DUIIIIQUK , la. , April S. [ KpecIal Tele gram to the Hn.J : N. C. Reda , ono of the leaning cltl/cns aiid a prominent mamifrc- r turer , committed suicide to-day. Ho left h u , ollice at 11 o'clock this forenoon and was no II seen iiL'aln. Late to-night his body war fo'ind hanging to the rafters In the woca- shjwl. It Is suppose.d that tlio deed was c < ui > mined dm In * a totiipotaiy alienation mind caused by hlekiutss. C.'ommltmcnf Orders Issued. ' . Sioux CJTV , la. , April fc. ( Special Tele gram to ttio UHK.J To-day Justice Campbell Issued commitment outers for Chailay Cor- iiii'iiy and SnmucI Taylor , who were on Moiuhy convicted of Milling liquor In a holo- lii-tlie-watl. The boys weio clvcu until to-day to pavlliKir linm ? tti and costs-rbut nu jet liavo not uiadu the nece.isur/ i u .