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Iho Haddock Jury Stands Eleven to Ono
For Acquittal
Judge Lcwln Discharges tlio Twelve
.Men From Further .Service
Charges of HrHicry Mm teen
on Both Sldcj.
Sioux Cirr , In. , April 17. The jury In the
ease of Jnlin Aiciibdorf , charged with the
murder of Ilev. Oorge C. Haddock , dlsa-
treed and wore finally discharged by the
court at ll'.Ma. m. to-day. The jury stood
eleven for acquittal and ono fur conviction.
Dennis O'Connell was the juryman who
stood out lor conviction , and when jury
was before the court ho said his judgment
was linal. The court thereupon discharged
the jury from further service.
There wore but few persons In the court
room when the Judge asked the lladdock
Jury to report. When the foreman an
nounced that cloven jurors were agreed to
acquit the prisoner , Juror O'Connell , who la
n farmer living In Liberty township , arose
and said In a feeling manner that ho did
not wish to bo considered a stubborn man ,
but ho had taken the oath before ( ! od and
man to honestly determine the case
as far as ho was concerned , and
that ho endeavored to regard that obligation.
If he were to remain In the jury room a
month , ho could not and would not chaneo
his opinion. No ono who heard Juror
O'Connell and witnessed hlsemotlons could
doubt thu sluceilty of his motive , Judge
Lewis thereupon discharged the. Jury.
It Is rumored that the lirst ballot stood twofer
for conviction , the other juror of that opin
ion being 0. 0. Goods , who , examined as a
juror , said that ho had an opinion and did
not think he could ulvoa fair and Impartial
verdict. It is said that every possible argu
ment was exhausted by the other jurors to
change the opinion of O'Connell , but In
vain. After the discharge of the jury , Fore
man Webster went to Judga Lewis and
openly expressed the belief that O'Connell
was bought up by the stale. The judge
responded that he behoved the juror honest
In his convictions.
In an Interview O'Connell reiterated his
statement to the judge , and being questioned ,
said ho was given to understand before the
case was closed that the defense know the
jury would stand eleven to one for acquittal.
Questioned on the subject that foreman
Webster had said to the judge that ho had
been bribed by the prosecution , O'Connell
said ho had scarcely so much as saluted thf
prosecution during the trial , and asked :
"Would there not bo more likelihood on the
other side ? " lie said , significantly , ho dldn'l
want to Implicate anyone , but admitted he
hart been asked to name his price. O'Con
ncll said this offer was made on behalf of the
defense , but declined to say at present who
made It.
BIX riausoxs KILLED.
A Peculiar and Fatal Accident on the
Northwestern Itonil.
PALATINE , 111. , April 17. While vlowlnt
the wreck ot the freight train on the Chlcag (
& Northwestern railway near this city to
day , six persons were killed by the bursting
of a large water tank.
CHICAGO , April 17. Particulars of the ae
cldont are very difficult to get , the tolegrapl
facilities being limited and no train havlui
yet arrived from the scene. At the office o
the Northwestern freight train dlspatche
meager details are given which Indicate tha
while quite a number of persons were stand
Ing under and In the vicinity of a wate
tank. .holding upwards of 100,000 gallons
two freight trains came together a short ills
tanco away. The shock of the collision dl ;
turbcd the supports of the tank and th
structure tumbled , bursting to the ground
killing five persons and fatally Injuring tw
others. No names have yet been learnec
Two of the killed are said to bo residents e
Arlington Heights.
PAI.ATINK , ill. , April 17. The killed wet
Edward Wenke , William Darms , ( ieore
Meyer , William Meyer and Fred Bocde :
The Injured are John Armiist and Charlc
Storms. The Meyers were brothers and bet
quite youthful. Storms was also very yonnj
The tank was n huge affair , constituted c
upright oak planks twenty-four feet lonir an
four Inches thick. While the crow
were gaping at the wreckers , a shnr
crack was heard above , and the poop !
scattered In all directions. Nothing furtw
happening , the crowd again gathered. Sin , without further warning , the grei
iron hoops holding the timbers in place bun
simultaneously. The flooring and suppori
remained Intact , but the rest of the structui
and its burden of water was projected in a
directions upon the people below , crushin
and smothering them horribly. An eye wl
ness savs that If this accident had occnrre
earlier In the afternoon , when the crowd we
thick , It would certainly have resulted in tl
loss of half a hundred lives.
Tbo London Times Prints n Fac Slmll
Letter to Kjran.
LONDON , April 17. The Times , as a proc
ot its assertion at the conclusion of it
articles on "Parnollism and Crime" that !
had further documentary evidence , prints
letter signed by Parncll and supposed to hai
been addressed to Eiran to pacify hU subo
dlnatcs when 1'arnell publicly denounce
the I'luculx park murderers. The letter til
ono side ot an ordinary sheet of nol
paper and is In a stiange liaudwrltini
{ 'Yours very truly. Chas. S. 1'arnell. " 1
Parncll's' writing , Is at the other half <
the other leaf. The Times suggests th
the signature was thus written , so it could t
torn otf if necessary. The letter Is wlthoi
address and advises the recipient that to d
uoiinco the murder was the only course op
to them. To do that promptly was plalnl
their best policy. The writer gives author ! !
to show the letter to tho'e whom ho en
trust , but not to let the address bo knowi
and says the letter may be sent to the hoiii
of commons. The Times says 1'arnell en
not expect a simple repudiation will hai
nny wclcht with public opinion , lln mu
bring more solid proots to annul the effect i
the disclosure.
Ilaln Followed Ity Snow.
KANSAS CITY , April 17. A heavy ra' '
lasting from early morning until aboul
o'clock , fell In Kansas , Nebraska and wo.1
ern Missouri all to-day , but was succeed *
in the Missouri valley at about 7 o'clock I
snow , which covered the earth to n depth
two inches and which threatens great dai
age to the wheat crops and budding fri
Frntest AKalimt Coercion.
noN , April 17. The liberal associate
of Birmingham , at a meeting ycatorday , i
jected all the unionist proposals , and after
stormy sccuo and futile endeavors to ailjour
passed a resolution protesting against t
coercion bill. The resolution was adopted I
n Jarge majority.
Stuauulilp Arrival * .
Nr.wYoiiK , April 17-tSpeclal Tclejra
f ruin Liverpool ; the Haminonla and Ithact !
from Hamburg ; Laliouri-ogno , from Havi
Loxriox , April 17. The Auranlu , frc
Now Yoflc , has arrived at Qucenstown. J
uatcolcne , from Now York. April ' . ' , f
. Havre , wai Hgualtd oft too LlzwUtoday. . ,
Help Prom Council U In ITH Called For.
At 3'X : ) o'clock this morning a telegram
was received by the Council muffs lire de
partment from the mayor of Neola , la. ,
which read : "Our town on lire. Send all
possible help at once. "
Thu Council Bluffs department sent an
cnglno and two companies at 4 o'clock on
boat d a special train ,
The Indian Murderer of Caldwell
Stitoldua Knthur Than Surrender.
KoiiiAssiNiiioi.NK | , Mont. , April 17. [ Spe
cial Telegram to the Biiu.J W. II. Black ,
sheriff of this ( Cliouteau ) county , nfter days
spent In tracing the murderers of Caldwell ,
the Englishman whoso dead body was found
on the prahlo near thu Marias river several
days nsjo , has just returned , having succeeded
in securing thu dead body of the actual mur
derer , anil circumstantial evidence against
thu others. On thu afternoon that Caldwell
left Tom Bevin's ranch , Two Fox , a Pleg.ui
Indian of the Blackfoot aguncy , passed
there. Ills trail being followed by the sher
iff , was found to load to thu exact place of
the murder. Here four other pony trails and
ono shod horsis track joined Two Fox's trail.
After killing Caldwell , who was shot through
thu back and heart , the tialls of the murder
ers separated , Two Fox going In the direc
tion ot 'Irtous anda former homo of his ,
while thu others , with another shod horse ,
supposed to b Caldwell's , struck for the
British line. The other shod horse Is conjec
tured to have been ono stolen the night bc-
lore from the lanch ot Daio & Kmiuedv.
Two Fox was trailed by Sheriff Black until
hi ; reached thu Blackfoot aguncy on the night
ot thu 9th. Tlio agent , .Major Baldwin , sent
for Two Fox upon buing informed of the cir
cumstances , but instead of coming to tlio
agency the Indian fled. The Indian police
weiu tient after him by the agent , and when
upon the point of ills capture Two Fox
Btiouted that lie would not bo taken alive ,
and , placing the nnu/e ! of his gun to his
breast , fired , tailing trom Ills pony and dying
lu a lew minutes. Two Fox would maku no
confession , but It is generally believed that
the other Indians were British Bloods wlio
nio known to have been In the neighborhood
nt that time.
Interval * of Activity Followed bv n
Dull Close.
Niw : YOIIK , April 17. [ Special Telegram
to the Bi-'i : . ] At intervals durlne tlic week
the share speculation presented a lively
aspect , and under the Influence of special
causes borne sharp advances were recouled
in spots. Jersey Central f mulshed quite a
sensation by rising S points by rapid strides ,
a movement which started tlio remaining
shorts to cover quickly. The rise began
when considerable amounts wcro called Infer
for election purposes , the transfer books
closing on Fiklay. As high as ' @ per
cent per dlam was paid for the use of the
stock , but the rate finally settled down to
flat , and most ot the early Improvement was
lost before the transfers closed , ami when
the particulars of the deal were given out.
Kcadlnc was another prominent feature , and
rose nearly 3 points on enoimous trading.
The rumors of a compromise with tlio lirst
series of Gs gave an impetus to thu stock ,
which subsequently receded somewhat , and
trading fell otT. Manhattan , on a largo gain
in earnings , was much more active than of
late , and advanced 4 % points , retaining
most of the rise. Thn only other
largo advances wcro found In specialties ,
St. Louis and San Francisco rising 5 % < & 6u
points on the contest now in progress and
the probablllty.a dividend on preferred as an
outcome of the same. Wheeling & Lake
Erie sold up 5Ji points on a heavy increase
iu traffic. Tno improvement In the ic-
malnder ot the list was generally very mod
erate and In a number ot instances was more
than lost on thu later dealings ot tlio week.
On two days London was a very largo buyer
and probably took 109.000 shares In thu ag
gregate , but afterward soldbomo stocks when
It was found that our market responded but
feebly , except In Isolated cases. Ordinal lly
such heavy purchases tor foreign accounts
would have produced a Use here , but most ot
the bull loaders favor a reaction for the time
being and they supplied stocks freely to
London. The room traders weie not slow
in doing the r.auio thing and thus the
Kuiopean demand was prevented from
bavin ; Us usual ellect. Between tlio
hammerine ot those wlio want to gut prices
lower and the resistance of the remaining
bulls , speculation settled down with a very
unsatisfactory condition as thu week diew tea
a cluso , and the volume of business bliowcd a
considerable diminution.
Government bonds were strong and a frac
tion higher on the expectation ot another call
for 310,000,000 of 3 per cents at an uai Iv day.
The Inquiry fell otf somewhat at the close
and a slight reaction ensued.
The movements in railway mortgages were
less important than during thu pievious
wcuk , but a fair amount ot business was
done aud'a number of issues show considera
ble variation. Generally speaking the mar
ket continued linn and tills was especially
the case in late dealings , when substantial
recoveries or advances weio mado.
As the Indications point to an easier mon
etary situation , tl ere is no disposition tc
buy for Investment and speculation , and
during the past few days bankeis re
port a material increase In the numbui
of enquiries. The reduction In thn Bank ol
England rate of discount naturally had f
tendency to stiffen longs and weaken thu ile-
inand lor sterling. But the former was
further strengthened by the scarcity of com
merclal acceptances , while the latter was de
pressed by olfeihigs ot bills made again *
securities. On several occasions call mono ]
rose above 0 per cunt , but most of the tlmi
borrowers found no difficulty In supplyim
their wants at thu It al rate. Currency li
now flowing back fiom thu Interior mori
freely , and , as a result of this , there Is al
ready better Inquiry for mercantile paper.
Buml.iy Unit O nines Stopped.
Niw : YORK , April 17. The second garni
between thu Brooklyn and Metropolitan club :
ot the American association , which was ti
have boon played of Kldgowood , L. L , to-day
was prevented by the authoiltles lu their en
forcement of the Sunday law.
10 LONG ISI.AND CITV , N. Y. , April 17.-
Shorlff Mitchell , of Queens county , sta
tloned a deputy sheriff at every park am
whore base ball is usually played on Sunda'
earl iy this morning with Instructions to pie
ven t opening of the gates and tlio playing o
ball , and also posted a notice at the entrance
forbidding the canies. Sheriff Mitchell say
the b.tme action will bo taken every Suiida ;
during the season ,
Miners Iturned to Death.
PITTSUUUO , April 17. AConucrsvllloPa. (
special cays : The upper pit ot the Davldsoi
coke pit caught tire yesterday afternoon ant
Imprisoned three miners , nil of whom ur
now believed to bo dead. Their names ar
Paul Nagle , William Itader and Alex , bhaji
man. Thn Urn started In a small air sha (
near thu entrance and spread rapidly , to th 1
mine. The miners wore quickly : notlll
and all escaped but the tlueo men named
The mine Is still burning and all efforts t
extinguish the flames have bo tar been f mil
less. Thu Imprlhuiied miners are all marrlci
men , with families. The origin of the lire I
Weather Indications
For Nebraska : Generally fair weather
sllL'htly warmer.
For Iowa : Local rains , followed by fat
weather In southeastern portion , fair weathe
In noitlieasteru portion , northerly winds , b
coming variable , slightly warmer In south
cast portion , stationary temperature In nortl
east portion.
For Knstcrn Dakota : Fair weather , varli
bo ! winds , slight changes in temperature.
. Many Lives Ueuortcct Loft , '
LONHON , April 17 , It Is'reported than a
English bte.uner has foundered olT BonifacU
.Corsica , and that 150 lives -we : .lost , , : .
Department Scandal at Washington Which
May Besult in a Sensation ,
The Opinion PrcvnlontThnt this Inter-
Stnto Conimoi-uo Law Will bo *
llcponlcd The Administra
tion Indignant nt Curtis.
of Immorality.
WASIUNOTON , April 17. ( Special to the
Bni-.1 : One of thn uptown derailments Is on
tlio verge of a se.imUl will ch will create a
sensation Indeed unless It Is very soon
nipped In the bud. It comes from tlneu or
four sources malu and female , otllclal and
private life that onuof the private secreta
ries appointed somu tlmo ago In violation of
the civil service law , but who Is peimlttcd to
draw his salary and rule the loost , has boon
for mouths exacting from women who apply
for positions In his branch of the department
liberties which have been repelled In such a
manner as to threaten sensational publicity.
It In related that somu weeks ago tills young
Lothario , who is married and wlio has con
sidered that he was piettysafo In his posi
tion because a near lelative WAS over him ,
and which lelativo was promoted Into higher
realms of ofllclal life , took to the homo of n
young lady , at ni ht , notification of her ap
pointment tea position In thu department.
"This lias been a deal of tioublo to
me , " said lie , "and has cost me a great
amount of work. I piocmcd U alter dili
gent labor. "
Then followed Insinuations bordering on
Iho most flagrant Indecency. The lady was
plainly glvun to uiulei stand that curtain
tribute in the way of womanhood was ex
pected. But the sugjustlon was repelled with
unusual vigor. Tlio ungullant " private
sccietrtry" was shown to the door. The nuxt
day the appointment papers , which wcro
really issued upon thu request of a senator ,
wore returned to the otllcur in charge of the
bureau in which It belonged , together with a
statement ot the facts relating to the Insult
Thu officer then In charge now In a more
exalted position did not take action , because
tlio repieheiibible private secretary was a near
relative. The family of the lady now threat-Hi
i j ] Dgtlu < matter before the sec.rotary of
the donartiiiunt , demand an Investigation ,
and if theru is any whitewashing to talce it
totlio Diosldent. Should this be done It will
undoubtedly lead to the removal of not only
the "piivato secretary. " but tlio olllcial In
clmrcu of the branch ol the department where
t lie appointment occurred and who refused tc
take action on the charges.
Kicking Against the Law.
WAS m. va TON' , April 17. [ Special Tule-
gram to the Bic ] Ono of the oldest demo
cratic congiossmaii from Illinois , who had
much to do with creatluu thu commurcc law ,
and who for that reason bays ho does not
want to bu quoted , gavi it as his opinion to
day that this law will bo repealed at the next
session of congress. Ho says that there will
bo twice as many petitions from the people
by December praying for Its repeal as wore
received In Its favor In years past. He thinks
it too complicated and that It elves too mticl
authority to tlio commission and too littU
benefit to shippers and travelers. Quito :
millibar of statesmen who were promineiv
in bringing this law Into existence , and win
are now huie , maku thn same piudlctlon
They think a substitute bill should be passed
simply prohibiting discrimination , dolnt
away with the commission and giving stati
coutts jurisdiction. Already thousands o :
letters making tills suggestion have beet
I hoar that the commissioners have put li
a claim tor payment from the 1st of Jiinuar )
last , although they were only commissions
in thn last days of Maicli. The ground ol
the claim Is that their respective terms ol
oflico will end with the calendar year niu
the presumption must bo that they begat
with the lbV7. Thn claim is probably i
sound one and It shows that thu commls
sioners will , In their own ulfalrs , prefer the
"loui ; haul" to tlio "shoit haul" every lime.
A Prcslt.ontlnl Hnnh.
WASIII.VOTON , April 17. [ Special Tele
gram to the Bnn.J There is a good dual o
talk In cabinet society about the prcsldoni
snubbing Secretary and Mrs. Whitney at tin
christening of their baby daughter Dorothj
on Monday last. The conspicuous absouco
both of himself and Mrs. Cleveland from tin
church and afternoon tea could not lead t <
another conclusion than it was a studict
snub. Scats were specially , set anart fo
them , and it is no secret that the Whltnoyi
were very much chagrined at tlictr absence
But , while thu grand event was taking placi
almost within a stone's throw of the whit
house , the president stood at the back win
dow all day with his hands In his brceche
pockets and a cheroot In his mouth , lookiui
out on the Easter egg rolling. That was i
scone that pleased him better. The stupend
ous magnificence , as It were , of the other oc
casion , was moru than his democratic stoiu
ach could stand. In shoit , It knocked bin
out. There was a chord in his oxecutivi
bosom that responded more to one than ti
the other. It Is well understood that all th
display and absurd aping ot royalty , such a
has never been known In America before
kept the president away , but It did not as
suage thu chagrin of thu paients , and there !
society talk about it.
Official Bonn-Try.
WASHINGTON , April 17. [ Special to th
BEI.J : "In public life covering a score o
years , " said a department otllcial to-day , "
have never scun such a disgusting spectacl
of ofllclal begcary as I have witnessed sinci
the close of the last congress. Quito a nuin
ber of the majority members of the lions
and senate have rnmained hero over sine
the adjournment , and every day they male
the rounds of the departments , absolute !
begu'Ing tor olllcial positions for their striker
nt homo. These fellows will accept anythln
trom assistant secretaryships down to dooi
bangers and cuspldore cleaners. So pursisl
eut are those chaps that thu president an
heads of departments wltn ss their approac
with horror ; and they have become tlio but
of the street eamlns and bootblacks , and mo
of all parties ha\o conio to regard them wit
the must Ineffable contempt. The work n
thuso politicians Is quite as unpleasant fo
them , too , as lor the officials in charge. "
Sitting Down on Curtis.
' , April 17. [ Special Telograr
to the BEE.J Friends of thu administrate
hero are highly Indignant over the recen
outgivings of Chief Mugwump Curtis as t
the prospects of the president should ho b
renomrnated next year by the democrat !
Many of them say that Curtis has In elfe <
deserted the president and the causu of civ
service reform both at once , and somu c
them strongly Intimate that ho has her
"seen" by friends of some other possible cat
didato. Curtis has been turned down com
pletely by the president's followers here , an
U Is predicted that hereafter ho will liavu n
more influence with thu administration tha
any other plain citizen , If he has as much.
Ho Disappoints Thorn.
WASHINGTON , April 17. fbpeclal to th A gentleman who was at the whit
house yesterday to invite the president I
visit his city next fall and attend a fair , says
"It Is my judgmfiiit that Mr. Cleveland make
a mistake In the way ho receives and talks I
persons who extend tiie.-o invitations to vis
them. Ho leads them all to believe ho wIllL
there , and they go away and make prepai ;
tlons to receive him ; then ho doesn't appca
It Is my belief that he doesn't intend I
attend any of the fairs or ottier public occi
hious , but go out pretty soon and swln
around an entirely unexpected circle. W
will all be disappointed. "
UolnptS of' Western Mqn.
WASHINGTON , April n.-fSpedal Tel
gram to tlio.BEE.J Senator Allison wl
early this week leave for his 'home in low
Kepwentatlve-elect M.Suane. conteu
plates mnklni ; somo. Investments In , real
estate In Washington. ' He has been greatly
Impressed with the constant rise of thu prlcu
of real estate since his arrival hero ,
Companies That Will Drill.
WASHINGTON , April 17. Among the list
of thu military organizations entered and
acted upon by the National drill committee
at the closing of the entiles on April 1 , are
the following : Dauola Battalion of the
First regiment ( competing ) ; Company B ,
Second rczlmunt. Illinois Battalion of thu
First leglment ( computing ) ; Company 11 ,
Sixth re ; lmcnt ; Light battery A ( competing ) ;
Chicago Zouaves. Iowa First regiment
( eight companies competing ) : Mnscatinn
ritles ( competing ; ) : Shcuamhmh guard ; Com
pany A , First regiment ; Company D , Second
regiment. Thirty states and tenltorlcs aru
represented in the list ,
A Very Quiet Sunday.
WASHINGTON , April 17. This has been a
quiet Sunday In Washington. The order of
the commissioners directing tlio closing of
nearly all places of business wuut Into effect
this niornlne , and was irenorally. observed ,
except In a few matters , upon which pub
lished Interviews Indicated a difference of
opinion between the municipal authorities.
There were several dealers , however , espe
cially In downtown districts , who kept open
and announced their Intention to test the
law. But six arrests were made for drunk
enness up to 10 o'clock to-night , against an
average of about twenty-one previous Sun
Cancer Canned His Dentil.
WASHINGTON , April 17. An autopsy on
the body of Chief Justice Cartler , of the Dis
trict supreme court , was performed to-day
by Dr. Lamb. It showed that death was dun
to cancer of the stomach. Tlio remains will
leave here on Tuesday evcnlinr tor Cleve
land , O. , where the fuunral will take place.
Omaha Leads Alt Competitors In Per
Cent or Incrcnso.
BOSTON , April 17. ( Special Telegram to
thn UKK.I The following table shows the
gross oxctmnees at thu leading clearing
houses In the United States tor the week end
ing April 10 , 1837 , with tiiu rates and per
centages of Increase and decrease as com-
paied with the gross exchanges for the cor
responding week In 18SO :
* NU included In totals.
Considerable Damage Reported by
Drought From Several S tat CM.
CHICAGO , April 17. The following sum
mary will ho published by the Farmers lie-
view : Correspondents from nearly every
county lu Kansas , Missouri , Illinois , lndiaiin
and Ohio report that there has been no ade
quate relief from the drought , and that high
and dry winds are causing deterioration'yi
the condition of winter whoat. A certain
percentage of the damage has already oc
curred , yet , notwithstanding the Impending
great Injury which a much longer prolonga
tion of the drought would effect , the Kcncral-
ity of tlio reports Irani thu wheat districts con
tinue to bu favorable. The pastures and
meadows In the states of Illinois , Ittdl.ihn
and Ohio are already suffering very seriously ,
however , owing to the lack ot rain. In Kdgat
and Hamilton counties considerable damage
to growing winter wheat is reported ,
while the remaining Illinois counties
reporting this week , wlillo stating
that the average condition.Is . below that or
last year , still loporl the crop In fair shape.
Reports from drought Injury aru madairom
Maitln , Ohio and Wells counties in Indiana ,
ana In Carroll , Clermont , LlcUIng and Logan
counties' In Ohio. Reports from Kansas all
report a pressing need of rain , ana serious
damage by chinch-bugs Is made from Harvey
and Lambert counties In that btato. In Bar
ton and Morris counties , of Kansas , the crop
Is reported to have been seriously injured bv
drought. Reports from Missouri , while indi
cating the need uf rain , continue to make .1
favorable showing for the crop. Spring
wheat seeding has been nearly completed In
Illinois and Iowa , and Is In progress in Min
nesota , Dakota and Michigan. Tlio ground
is reported as beingiln a favorable condition
In Iowa , DakoU and Minnesota for the re
ception of .seed. i
A Separate Union Organized.
NEW "i OIIK , April 17. About 300 shoemak
ers of the shops of New York and vlclmtj
met hero to-day and organl/od an open union
under th title of the "Manufacturing Shoe
makers' Benevolent and I'lotcctivo Unlor
No. 1. " This action will undoubtedly bo fol
lowed by the withdrawal of about 0,000 man
iifacturlng shoemakers trom the Knights ol
Labor. _
Dlddlnc tar the n. * M.
CHAWFOIIU , Neb , , April 17 [ Speilal Telegram
gram to the BIK. ] A meeting of tin
cltUons of Crawford appointed yestenlaj
a committee to confer with the manager !
of the B. & M. lallroad , to pre
sent to them the feasibility ot building tha' '
road through Crawford , Hat Cicek and tin
Belle Fourche country.
Wanted Drain * Not HrecoliOH.
It Is said that Allen Thorndlke Uico hs
become the owner of the silk coat , waistcoat ,
and knee breeches and the gold bucklpi
which ( Jcorgo Washington wore when he
took the Inaugural oath as first president o
the United States. If Mr. Itlco will gotc
the Pennsylvania Historical society build
ings In Philadelphia and try on Daniel Web
stor's hat , in which his head will rattU
around like a dried pea In a pod , ho will llncl
outtnatlt Is not brooches so much as brain :
that some persons most sadly need ,
The nibloon the I'ana Question.
> -ho Inter-state commerce bill Is clearly ;
subject of prophecy. Anticipating by abou
3,500 years the rumpus which the abolition ol
the free pass system would raise , the prophe
Jeremiah declared ; "Though they roar , ye
can they not pass. " N. V. Ifcmcl. { But li
Genesis , eighteenth chapter and fifth verse
we read : "Comfort , ye your hearts , aftei
that yo shall pass on. "
John W. Davis Is the lirst democrat clcctci
to the llhodo Island governorship lu twentj
6ov u years . ' . . . ' . , . . . '
Fho Presidential Situation Viewed From a
Republican Standpoint ,
Gossip About Men nnrl Kvonti In
Waohlneton The Growth of Ne
potism Political and llcllc-
Ions Missionaries
The Comlnit Contest ,
WASHINGTON , April 14. [ Special Corre
spondence of the BKK.J Tim presidential
contest of 1S3S , looking at it from tills view
point and nt this moment , seems to bo In
, vhnt might bo termed a tormatlvo condition ,
llowovor , thoroaro ouo or two points that
\ppeartobelrrevocably settled , oven at this
early day , so far as the republicans are con
First , there Is a Icadlnir and commanding
sentiment that comes to the surface at every
opportunity , which shows that the masoes of
that party are determined , that no senti
mental devotion to any ono man will be al-
owed to stand In the way of the party's suc
cess at the polls In the next contest. Kvcry
republican ono meet ? In Washington , come
From where ho may , north , south , cast or
west , and whether obscure or of national
reputation , unhesitatingly declares that the
next national convention must scan the
whole Held , and then nominate the man who
can win beyond pcr.ulvonturo. In short , no
man can now bo absolutely certain that ho
can secure a single vote In the next republi
can convention. In this respect the situa
tion Is peculiar , and just what It should be.
Thcru Is ono other feature of the situation
which stands out prominently. There aru
two men , and only two , who now seem to
have a chance for the nomination In IbSfl
John Sherman and James ( i. Blalno. Mr.
Sherman is placed lirst , simply because his
boom .scorns to bo developing more rapidly
than Mr. Blalno's. Mr. Sherman's Nashville
speech has cre.-ited a piolound Impression on
the people , especially In the houth and south
west. It was a new revelation to thu people
of those sections of the union , and oven the
masses in those sections which have known
him tor so many years , have hulled hisspcech
with unalloyed delight. , as a complete and
unanswerable vindication ot the and
principles they have sustained by their
bust cITorts on the rostium and
at the polls. That speech made
Mr. Sherman ono of the very
foremost candidates for nomination , and has
given him n prestige before the people that
seems almost decisive ot the contest.
Mr. Blulno just now appeals to ho occupy
ing a position that is almost unique. While
not exactly repelling the men who were his
leading champions in the nominntorlal contest -
test of l S-l , It looks almost as If. by a precon
certed uuderstnudin between him and them ,
they wore to uo held in icservu as it were lor
the present , at least. This IK supposed to be
done for thu purpose of disseminating the
.idea that new recruits in the cause will
.stand just as good a show tor favor If lie
should bo elected , as those who weio his lead
ing champions in 183-1. Tills 4s a shrewd
piece of btratecy , for the old hands know
that they will not be forgotten when the
time comes lor Mr. Blaineto pav his political
debts , whoever else may be. Tno elTcct of
this policy will bo to weld the old and the
now lorcca together in a compact , har
monious mass , the new men laboring for
what they hope to get lii the event of success ,
and the old guard lighting as ot-yore for
what they think they know they will get.
There Is another peculiarity In Mr. Blame's
tactics just now that has not attracted much
attention , and yet it Is of .singular slgnill-
cancc. lie has not announced , cither di
rectly or Indliectly , himself or any friend of
his , that ho Is a candidate for 188S. It Is sur
mised that this means "wait till tlio clouds
roll by , " and the situation clears up some
what. The nanow bkln-of-lhe-teoth deleut
of 1684 ivas a sevuio disappointment to Mr.
Blalnc , hinting all the moio bocaiiuo of the
nearappioach ho made to winning thu goal ,
and it is believed hcio that ho has llrmly de
termined to shun the possibility of a second
experience ot that kind. Hence It Is thought
that it , when the spring of IbbSopans , he sees
clearly that he cauuot make a better race
than lie did before he will decline the nomi
nation so far in advance as to take hluisolf
entirely out of the way of other aspirants
thus becunng for himself and followers a
strong hold upon the gratitude ot the win
ning candidate , whoever ho may bo.
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* *
Under former administrations whenever
there were In the forces of employes
In the departments they were all given to the
press , Thu names of those dlbchaiged and
reduced were given thu sameus those ap
pointed and promoted. Now only the ap
pointments and promotions me nlvcn to the
public , and It Is worth the official head of an
employe to make public further Information.
The only excuse given lor the refusal to
rnako public , removals and reductions of
salaries , is that it would lead to political con
troversies and unnecessary criticisms. It Is
oven Impossible for an employe reduced or
an employe discharged , to learn tlio cause oi
It. Applications lor this information have
been made to the civil service commission
but itwM | refused. So it becomes Impossible
to learn whether the civil service law is
being enfonjp.
# #
"I cannot think of removing a man Just
because he Is a republican , " said ( icneral
Superintendent Nabh , of the railway mail
service , talking , this morning , about the
howls on account ot the retention of so many
old employes In the postal service. Thu moat
valuable men we have In the service , " con
tinued Mr. Nash , "arc the old ones. They
are generally faithful and elllclent.-aiui f |
would bo manifestly unjust to turn them out ,
simply because they are republicans , even
though they have been active ones , provided
they nave not neglected their duties for theii
"yes , I believe the administration is more
strict now than it was at hist In the mattei
of civil service reform. It Is opposed to re
movals on tlio ground uf politics alone. "
Most of the statesmen now In Washington
at tills time are of the class that sit for Inter
views at the offices ot the newspaper correspondents
spondents , just like a subject sits for a photo
graph gallery. So they make n great : iois <
for a small crowd , reminding ono of Uenera
Grant's coyotes. The general and one oi
his trusted oflicers were once on a recon
uoitroing trips In thu southwest a short tlmi
before the war began. As they approached f
piece ol wood at nightfall they wcro terror
l/.eil with the howling In the timber. I
seemed liku a million of wolves. At th <
genoral'ssuggestion Investigation was made
when It was asceitallied that but two pool
little covotns were making the nolao.
A half do/en congiossuion , when once in
terviewed pioperly during a recess of con
grchs , can make the country believe then
are a million of them hero. The ]
ientcr the office of the newspaper corre
ppondent at all times ol the day or night , am
sit for hours , waiting to he Interviewed. 1
the correspondent does not take the hint lit
s Klven one. In terms often like this :
"Icanglvuyou some information abou
some political matters you mid your paper li
interested in. How much space- can yoi
give It ? "
If any encouragement Is given the states
man , he pours out enough to nil a page of an ;
ordinary newspaper. The general bent o
the Interview at this time Is to solidify tin
gentleman Interviewed with the admlulstra
tion. Almost any conespondent cau geti
dozen interviews everyday , praising the ad
ministration In general terms ; but uo oni
wants to print them. The bulk of the stales
men at the capital nowadays aru not heav
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"Tho Christian people of the United State
who liavu been contributing to the support o
the missionary work In Japan have no causi
to be dissatisfied , " said Mr. W. C. Parhon
now In Washington from n tour of th
Mikado's country. "On the other hand.1
continued Mr. Parson , "they should b
greatly encouraged , for the work has brougb
about wonderful changes.
' There were 215 missionaries In Japan I
18S6 , an increase ot SJ over the ptecedlu
year , 'These , were located at CO stations , a
Increase of 5 In a year. ' There were 211 ou1
tiUUIous , ' lift organized churches , ot .wiiloli fl
are sclf-supporllup and 119 partly self-sup
porting. The tiiiMiibershlp of the churches of
our creed agcrogate 14,815 , of whom . ' ) , rtiO
adults have been baptl/ed , and O''y children
have iccclvctl tlio oidlnaucu of baptism.
There aie IP.iXX ) Suud.iy school scholars all
the showing belnn iueie.ises uf from ton to
twenty per cent during tlio past year.
It is anm/lug the civilizing Influence-ot
our missionaries In such a country as Japan.
The empire is quite AuierlcanUed In somu
localities. The missionary work has doiiu
jnuch to stimulate commercial telatlons , and
the result Is remarked by every American
who tiavcis there.
Ontclnls In the departments nio complain-
Ine Hint the congres-mcn who have lingered
In Washington or leturncd slucu tlio close of
the ' psslon for thu mirpose of getting posi
tions tor constituents nio consuming much
valiublo tlmo ot clerks and making general
bores ot themselves. The statesmen nio
very importunate , and are not getting much
for their tioublo. Quite a number of them
nip coming In now for postolllccs , lallway
mall clerks , etc.
Tlio very recent appointment of the sons
of Souatois Pugh and Murom , of Alabama ,
to prominent positions with the Inter-.stato
commerce commission and In the general
land olllee has again nttiActcd attention to
the nepotism being practised by men In pub
lic olliecs. I am told that tlucc-fomths ( it
tlio men In confess have sous , brothers ,
sisters , 01 some other near relatives iu thu
fedei.U servlco. Tills practice has become so
geneial that people hpru wonder If some sen
ators and representatives nro sent hero
merely to tret their lelations In olllee. K\en
thu vhtiious Holmau , ot Indiana , has kept
Ills son In easy places under the government
when he could not earn his bread In private
life , and nt the name time hundreds of tie-
serving and poor constituents were begdng
fur places.
Thu south and west are guilty of more
nepotism than other sections of thu country.
Thu eastern senators seldom employ n rela
tive as private secretary , while in oilier
sections It Is the rule. The com-
mlUeo clerks in congress from the other sec
tions tliiut the east are often relatives , and
thu depaitments and military and naval
academies are honeycombed with the rola-
tlvcsof senators and membeis. Thu poor
boys of the country are boiue looked over for
those of public men for the soft berths ,
especially In the academies of the govern
ment. As n rule thu sons of men when
put Into prominent places aru haughty and
incompetent. But they aru retained lor thu
inlluuuco ot their fathers.
At lirst it was presumed that the intcr-stato
commerce commission would bo kupt above
anvtlilntr like favoritism , but if ono can
beliuve what he hears it Is to bo l\w \ refuge
lor incompetents and favorites. It Is to bo
nn asylum for relations ot the commissioners.
It is stated , however , that thu president bus
called attention to this matter , and It may
stop before It becomes scandalous.
* *
Several of the coniziessmpn who have lin
gered In thu city since the session closed have
been indulging in dissipations which nru dls-
gracetul. Three or four especially have fre
quently been seen on the stiects In a state of
beastly Intoxication. Ono an unmarried
member from Nuw York has ofte.i been
seen diivlut : a pair of seal browns down thu
avenue with a disreputable woman at his
side. A southern member has been having a
good time with the boys shout saloons ami
gambling dens. A well known western
member who left the city only a few days
ace was intoxicated a number of times and
Insisted on going around thu streets when hu
could scaiccly walk.
A wealthy man who left coneress last
month to join his liitetests In the cast has
been making the neighborhood ut onu or two
fashionable cafes in the northern pnit of thu
city tesound with drunken hilarity of even
ings for some time. Ho Is the happiest when
hu gets a crowd of younc boys with him and
Is making champagne flow like water , and
the company about him howls llkn mad.
Another man who has been in congress
four vears , and who left It only last month ,
has lingered here to make an exhibition of
himself. A score of times since the -Ith of
March he has bcon scon on thu public thor
oughfares so drunk he c.ould scarcely walk.
Hu is an able jurist and n gentleman when
sober , but n beast when Intoxicated. Ho has
a verv respectable family of young girls and
nn alfectlonato wilu In the cityand they liavu
been almost paralyrcd with fear and humilia
tion during the lengthy debauch of the father
and husband. A number of other public
chuiacturs could bo pointed out who are hero
lor no good.
The constituents of these men should know
what they are held lor , ami It Is im
probable that they would lougor tolerate
erate the disgrace cast udon them. In
fact It would bo well If congressmen
were generally required to account to their
constituents for their Itncurliigs and tilps
here. They hang around Washington during
the recess of congress or maku visits here
very frequently when they have nothing In
view but thulr old haunts and vicious habits.
It has been the custom lor many years for
congressmen when at homo during a recess
of congress to luturn to Washington when
they want to have a "time. "
It Is said that tholloral decorations and
offerings on tlio occasion of the christening
of the baby daughter of Secretary Whitnov ,
on Monday last , cost more than 31,000. As
this Is the .prime of the early llowur season
in Washington , It may be believed that thh
amount of money purchased a great many of
choice offerings and decorations. Not so
many as might be supposed. The flowers
were rare and expensive. Some of thu roses
cost as much as 33 each. There wore bunches
of precious flowers which could easily be held
In the hand which cost 813.
There is no city In the United States where
floweis and precious plants nro cultivated so
extensively and carefully as In Washington.
Even the humble homes have somu kind of
conservatories , and pot-plants are every
where at all times of the year. The govern
ment sets thu example by its immense con
servatories and erounds tilled with every
thing floriculture cau suggest. No one
thinks of a dinner or tea or bicaktast for
friends without llowms. They aru as neces
sary as any dibit. The ladles wear corsage
boqueisj at the theatre , at dinner , and cairy
flowers ou many occasions. A real
handsome. corsage boquet takes-
trom bS to 815 from the pocket A handr
ful of pauslcs cost 32 fiom tlio Italian ot
Frenchman on the sheets. A buttonnlern
costs 25 cents , and It is sqarcely larger that
one's linger. A basket of choice cut llowert
costs S'J5 , while a handsome otfuiiiig , such na
ono Bonds ou the occasion o ( tlio death of s
friend or tno christening of n child , costs
from S.10 upward.
Tlioro Is scarcely a business yielding BC
largo a pioht , as that of a florist. Men open
up a business with a lew thousand of capital
and In a few yeais erect larirn" blocks anil
count their surplus by the fifty thousand ,
The florist who furnishes most of the gooaj
for the aristocracy has just erected a block
wortli JIW.OOO. There are Italians who gi
about the streets with trays of boutouulcrt
and little bunches of various floweis.who have
bank accounts aggregating from 85,000 to
Ji',000. The opposition and rivalry seems U
Increase prices. The florists all stand togc
thor and dory In hiith prices. Washlnjrtor
Is the Mecca for them and they are taking
advantage ot their opportunities ,
Peculiar Marine Phenomenon.
SAN FIIANCIBCO , April 17. A pccitlla
phenomenon has occurred hero. Immenst
quantities of submarine vegetation have bcei
thrown on tno beach , covering It for sixteei
mill's , Uo a large number of dead fishes o
every kind , Including whales , sharks am
turtles. Onu whale measures fifty-live leu
and n turtle ten feet In length. Hundreds o
people are lioio to witness the extniordlnar ;
scenes , A submarine cniptluu is believed ti
bo tun cause.
Dr. W. J. Hoffman of the American bu
rcau ot ethnology , has been named by th
Uine of Portugal a chevalier uf the order o
St. Jatnei one of tha most ancient older
of Chriblcndom ,
First Assistant Postmaster ( icncral Steven
I eon Is confined to bis bed by a painful ah
scess which has formed In his rlgnt ear. II
s not seriously III.
The late Miss Catherine L. YT'ilfu be
nunathed bur collection ot picture * am
BimooO to tun Metropolitan Museum [ of Al
at Now
Uurlha\on HllSern , although ho Is cMi
as nu grtlst , keeps up her pcilw
trlauimu by iv&lklaK eight or ton rcll ? >
Btrelch. . ' ' ' "
Iowa Railroads Enforcing the InterState
Act iu the Harshest Manner ,
The Fort Madison I'rlHou Land ,
Claimed as Private Property
itcport uTtho Sttpcrlntun-
dcnt of ( education.
Hard on Manufacturers ,
Dus Motvns , ! . , April 17. [ Special to
the Bui : . 1 "Is the now Inter-state commcico
law going to kill all western manufacturing ,
or has the west a few rluhts which the now
commission will respect , " Is the Inquiry that
Is vciy ficquently huaid heio nowadays. It
Is not exaggeration to say that unless icllct
Isalfoulcd , the liidiistiled of lo\v \ will ro-
cel > ea blow that Is bound to be fatal , and
one from which they can not recover for
years. Under the old utes Iowa cities wore
enabled to make a fair stall toward build
ing up inanufactoiicd , net , of course , In a
laigoand pretentious way , but nevertheless
In a way that was bringing steady prosperity
to a largo number of localities. The old
rates enabled local manufacturers to bring
their raw inateilal trom thu cast , convert It
Into manufactured products and distribute It
though the statu at prices to compete wllh
Chicago and other eastern points. Now all
Is changed. The manufacturer cannot ship
a pound of freight at thu old lates , or even at
a figure which will enable hlmtocompoto
with eastern points. If hu Is at DOS Molue.s ,
for Instance , thu freight on his law material
to this city from Chicago ana theucu In a
manufactuiud product to a town llttv miles
west Is a good deal morn than the freight on
the saniti article would bo If shipped from
Chicago direct to that place. That knocl.s
the local niunufactuicr on tlio head and stops
him nt once. It Is undci.stoud that the lead
ing manufactories in nearly every town lu
tlio iuteiior of the statu will be obliged to
close up If the present svbtom ot rates Is
maintained. What is true of them Is also
trim ot jobbing houses , and If there is n gen-
eial Industry that the new law has not hurt ,
and hurt pretty badly , the public would Ilku
to know what It is. It is true that the rail
roads liavu not tried to relieve the situation
any oven when they could , for they de
termined to make the law as obnoxious as
possible , by enforcing its provisions In tin )
hnibhest way they can. But their day of
reckoning is coming , and unless they make
a very radical chaiico In their course , they
will liud the leglslatuiu that meets next win
ter about the most hostile. Institution they
ever ran nialnst. There Is nothing In the
new law to prevent a legislature from mak
ing it uncomfortably hot for n inilroad even
In midwinter , and the Iowa roads me likely
to get a Ustu of that kind of weather.
Since a man tiled his claim recently for the
laud on which the state inline asylum at In
dependence Is located , Insisting that he had
a prior tltlu to It , every body has been looking
for the next fellow of unbounded assurance.
Hu has arrived. An Individual answering
that description has served notice upon tlio
state that hu Is thu owuur of the land upon
which the state prison at Fort Madison Is
built , basing his claim upon some alleged de
fect iu the title ot the transfer of the prop
erty years ngo. So the governor Is again
compelled to send a man inmniiielng through
the archives to bring out the titles , and ills-
pose ot this second troublesome claim. What
the nuxt crank will want nobudy kpows. but
the governor will not bo Fuvprlked If he
boldly claims the whole state of Iowa , and
asserts that It Was glvdn to him by Thomas
Jellerson at the time of Iho Louisiana pul >
The state superintendent ot education has
just submitted his annual renort to tlio gov *
ernor. It makes a very creditable exhibit
and helps to show how it Is that Iowa harf
reached the proud position trom which itccii
claim the lowest percentage of Illiteracy of
any state in thu union. In tholiist pine- ,
there are plenty of bchool houses , 1'3H4 of
these "poor man's cpllegps" being scattered
over the btato. The "saloon In ilio vailey"
stands uo bhow acalnst tliu "school liousu on
thu hill top. " Inside tlivso rchool house ?
there aio 21,675 teachers , who pii'B'do ' over
the destinies of half a million o" pupils. For
this unsullisli work for the rising Lcuuratlon.
these teachers leculvo lu addition to tlio
thanks of the community , a compensation of
SS.42 : { per month for males , and SW.lO rbr
month fur females. In addition ( o the regu
lar public schools there nro IfiS pnvatu
schools , employing 721 teachers , with WTTt
pupils. Thu state paid out last year lor lift
public scnools nearly su\en million , dnllais.
which Is one key to the low per cent of llllta
eracy of which Iowa now boasts.
Tilt lllbTII.l.KKY's CI.OFiR.
The distillery , which has been the occasion
of so much public comment during thu past
few weeks , will voluntarily withdraw into
obscurity about the middle of May. llavlnz
sold Its capacity to the whisky pool , to *
SbO.OOO per annum. Its occupation Is pone ,
nnd with It goes the last distillery In Iowa.
Mr. George W. Kidd , ot Now Yoik city , thd
owner of tin ; distillery , hns sent word to hit
employes here that their services will not bo
needed after the middle of May. About 120"
men will bo lett without a job when the dim
tlllcry closes , among them several governt
ment gangers , who howl thu loudest. Tbquj
places weioreallv sinecuics , anil they vi'crtf
having a very enjoyable time which tnuv aid
loath to see dupart , for them doesn't seem to
hu any other placu In thle vicinity where
these democrats can bu pensioned.
The people of Dos Molnes are very onthus W
astlc over base ball and the work of their
new team. The severe slugging they gayo
Omaha was some surpilso , as It was thought
that the visitors would hold thorn down to a
close game. But the careful selections of tlio
homo management showed to good advnntago
In all the games , and DPS .Molnes stock Is up
very high. Thu three batteries now In the
team have each an Individual slnnL'th that ;
Is very valuable , and each pitcher has so nip
stiong point that the other has not. so that ,
together , they aru able to cover a series of
games very handsomely. Ansmi , of thu Chl-
c.igos , says attur playing against DesMoluc ? ,
that If they don't win the Northwestern
league pennant it will bu their own fault.
It Is a liltlu latu In the season , but Cedar
Kapids has concluded to shlno Inasocinl
way and so lias arranged foraginnd lullltniy
ball anil leception tobu glvnn May 4 under
thu auspices of Company C of that city. In-t
vltatlous have beun sent to the governor and
stall and other btato officers , and other mili
tary oiganlzatlnns. It is surmised that Com
pany C Is ambitious to rival "Tho dreys , " tfl
Diihuquo , who ho far have carried otf tha
honors lor social conquests. Thu annual bajl
of "Thu ISruys" has heretofore been thu load.
event at the heason , and Crimp
C will have to rihu very early mutlns
surpasses it.
DKS Molnes Is soon to have Booth at J5 a
ticket. This Is thu only placu In thu statu rt
which he plays and the management seen , ate
to think that the people in this vicinity are
rolling In wealth. After seeing llnotli piny
In Omaha , St. Paul and other cities at a max
imum price of S-.VJ a ticket it Is m t surpris
ing that therols considerable grumbling at a
Ko l > n CrAtnlnl to Mr. Hull.
In Arkansas It costs fifty cents to call a
man on a public telephone. ICven at that ex
orbitant rate It Is said to bo cheaper ' .hau
calling him on a full hand.
Hard on thn Secretary.
Queen Victoria acknowledges through her
secretary tivery pncm si-nt to her. She reads
them In thosamn manner.
Moses K/cklel , thu jiiunu Hebrew sculploi
of Cincinnati who has resided In Homo fol
several jeats , has been Unlghtcd by the kW
of ftaly. IVoplo who live lout ; In Cincin
nati are usually benighted. ' - . . . ,
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.Nti-BJaiiej3 ; ! health continued