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    . 2 : THE OMAHA DAILY BEE ; , ffRIDAY , OCTOBER 14. 1887.
0. Randolph Tucker's Vlows On the
Mormon Question.
A I" w Which Would Abolish Unlaw
ful Cohabitation In of the
Terrltory'H I'Jntrjr Into
the Union.
Utnh'H Affairs I > lHcuH ed.
WASHI.MITO.V , Oct. VI. [ Special Telegram
to the BKK. ] Hon. J. llandolph Tucker , ex- 1
poproscntatlvo from Virginia , was n member
Of the Judiciary committee In the last'house ,
Dud la that capacity was connected In a
Kreutcr decree than any other man in the
> Iormon legislation. Mr. Tucker was naked
to-day : "What do you think of the Utah
ivmstltutional convention and Itho report of
the commission upon ill"
"It is , " said ho In reply , "n phase of this
interesting problem which I hud anticipated
in'my consideration of It In the lust con-
ftrcsn. The power of congress to govern the
territories gives control over jwlygumy in
them as long as they remain in the condition
of territories. But If once admitted into the
Union an Btutes that control ceases. It U
obvious that whatever constitution is now
adopted by Utah condemning i > olygumy , it
will be coini > etcut for her to change after her
admission into the union. Nor can any con
dition bo imposed by unquestionable
| xiwer. As u co-equal member
of the union she can hold that
ntatc. The power reserved to her must
be the same as those reserved to Virginia or
Alu.siachusetts. That being so , to prevent a
polygamy member from Joining thu union Is
only jxiKslbly In ono of two w.iys : First , To
keep Utah iu the territorial coudltion perma
nently. But this Is contrary to the genius of
our free Institutions. To govern all repre-
pentcd iKNiple iwrmiincntly is worse than
folly. It is all offense to the principles of
Anglo-American liberty. Temporary
eminent until the young territory can take
her position in the union as a state Is unavoid-
uble. But it ought to cease ns soon us the
| ieoplo are organized for real self-govorn-
jnent. Second , Tlio only other course to bo
pursued is to adopt the constitutional amend
inent rcjiurtcd by the Judiciary committee of
the house in May , IbWt , and which ,
for lack of time , could not be
Rt'led upon. It would have jKissed
the house with great certainty had it conic to
ta vote. It proposed to inaku .polygamy a
rime everywhere in the union , In both states
anil territories , a crime against our system of
Vlvlll/atioM. As treason Is u crime against
the union , and us nionarchial government is
forbidden to every stute , it then proposes to
jive Jurisdiction to the courts of the United
Ktatos to try this crime mid to congress the
howorto declare by law the punishment
Thereof. liutlost this should be construed
into giving congress power over the question
> f marriages nnd divorces In the states , tlio
tinicndincnt proposed to exclude nueh a con-
ftlrurtion by clear .mil emphatic language. If
Jlhis amendment bo adopted Utah may be ad-
toilttcd at unco and polygamy can never be
revived in that state or anywhere else. 1
IIOJHI to M < e it adopted and then tosceUtuh
in the union as a state divested of this insti-
.lutlon which is so alien to thu American idea
wf a Christian civilisation.
/erred by Mr. Tucker reads as follows :
Sec. 1. The marriage relation by contract
ir In fact between mnro than one person of
Jio other sex shall bo deemed polygamy.
.Neither . polygamy nor any polygamious as-
wie.iatlon or cohabitation between the sexe.s
thnll exist or be lawful in any place within
; ho Jurisdiction of the United States or of
Vny state.
Sec. 3. The United States shall not , nor
shall an y st a to. make or enforce any law wh leh
Rlnill allow polygamy or polygamous associa
tion or cohabitation between the sexes , but
Jhc United States and every state shall pro-
Jiibit the same by law within their respective
Sec. . The judicial power of the United
'States ' shall extend to the prosecution of the
crimes of polygamy and of a polj gam.ous a -
feodatkm or cohabitntisu foftivw r. uie sexe-j
Imwer to .declare by law the punishment
( Sec. 4. Nothing in the construction of this
brticlo shall lie construed to deny to any
Btuto the exclusive power , subject to the
kirovisions of this article , to make and en
force all laws concerning marriage and
Hivorce within its jurisdiction or to vest in
h United States any power respecting the
eumo within any state.
, Tlio Crow Agenuy Trouble.
' . WASiuxnTox , Oet. 13. The secretary of
Iho Interior late this afternoon received in
formation that the Indians on the Crow
Crook and Lower Hrulo reservations in Da-
) iota had , by tholr threatened violence ,
topped the allotment surveys in process tin
Iho reservations , and that further trouble is
tcared. The secretary a consultation
With General Sheridan and it is thought
> toi 3 Will bo immediately taken for an emer
gency and resumption of work. The secre
tary also received a telegraphic report from
Bpeciul Agent Howard on the situation at
Iho Crow agency in Montana , where the
trouble was begun the 30th of last month.
The rojiort , which is lengthy , virtually con-
JRrmfl the first dispatches about the trouble ,
ferfitch was inaugurated by n young buck ,
Medicine Man , mid about fifteen or sixteen
pf his followers , who , on the evening of the
feOh ( , when preparations were in progress
peacefully for the Issuing of rations on the
following day , rode through the agency in
full war paint nnd feathers , firing into the
roofs of all the houses and acting in a very in-
pulling manner. 8 | > eeiul Agent Howard
thinks Agent Williams acted very wisely in
hot attempting to arrest them with the In-
[ llan police force , as It would have engendered
l lT luodshcd l and inn-Imps a general massacre ,
{ T ivo troops of cavalry arrived on the grounds
Hlxnit 10 p. in. with Instructions only to protect
rmployes and property. After the arrival of
Ihe troops Medicine Man and his followers
witlnucd to make hostile demonstrations
uid sent word to the troops that they were
vadv2 ° r them , at the same Mine removing
ill their wpiaws , old men and children
from the tepees to the opposite side
pf the river. After the tree ] > s hud gone Into
t-nnip a delimit gang of Indiana went to the
trader's store and demanded ammunition ,
5 * jvhlch was of course refused , They then
| liHd Into the store , and the trader , wife and
[ Jerks had to barricade the windows with
inles and blankets to protect themselves.
I'ho gang kept , up their shooting all night ,
> l > eiily defying the troops and making night
\ideoug .with tholr yells. In the morning
wo moro troops of cavalry arrived mid for
f ivo or six hours this gong and
ionic sixty or seventy followers stationed
? m the top of the hill overlooking the agency
* flared and defied the soldiers to come up and
fake them. In the evening they dlsupi > eared
V find have been planting seeds of discord
Rinong the whole Crow tribe ever since.
o e Indians have not only stolen homes
§ m the Piegans , but from white settlers :
/ / . dicino'Man is a very bad Indian und if ho
1 his followers are not arrested all the
? ' progress these Indians have made will ba
Jest for years to come nnd the whole Crow
if fintion completely demoralized. The longer
mjrcst is put off the more danger there will
l > e.
The Privilege to He Extended.
WASIIIXOTOX , Oct. 13. The treasury do.
mrtmcnt has under favorable consideration
& proposition to extend to depository banks
Jn Boston , Philadelphia and other largo cities ,
the privilege recently granted such banks Ir
fcfcw York of holding public funds to the
nmount of ten i > er cent of their bond deposits
ixiul to Increase the maximum amount so held
to (1,100,000. A few New York banks havi
already signified their purpose of dt' | > ositlmi
bonds sufficient to secure , the sum mentioned
Secretary Kulrchlld U known to favor this
iilau of utilizing thp hurplu * .
Nebraska'nnd Iowa I'r nsioits.
' .V.siu.Narox , Oct. 18. [ Special Telegram
.to the HKK. ] The following Nebraska pen
.lout . were granted to-day : Minors of J , N ,
Loonlo. Increase : Daniel Iacurt !
Stfatton ; J. W. Carter , Chadron J William
H. Norton , St. Paul.
Iowa pensions : Mluor of Q. W. Broitfield ,
Epworth ; Phobc , widow of Anthony Under ,
Cincinnati ; Benjamin Franklin , Clyde. In
crease : Llndley II. Joy , Salem ; Bonjnmln
Abegg , Blakesburg ; H. li. Council ,
( luorhsoy ; Jacob Alonww Ooodulo , Tincley ;
.T. M. Holmes , Spunccr ; J. 1C. Week , Alblu ;
William It. Parker , Columbia ; Joseph
Pressly , Webster City. Hestomtlon , reissue
nnd Increase : ! ' . B. Stcvenwn ( deceased ) ,
Lake City , C. A. Toot , Mount Ktim.
Conscience Contribution.
WASIIINOTOX , Oet. 13. The Unltod States
treasurer to-day received a conscience con
tribution of $3) in an envelope postmarked
Grctna , Neb. _ _ _ _ _
Weather Service Huroau.
WASIII.SOTO.V , Oct. IS. first Lieutenant L.
A Woodruff , Fifteenth Infantry , has gone to
St. Paul to establish n weather service in the
northwestern states nnd territories.
Investigation Ordered.
WASHINGTON , Oct. 18. The civil service
commission has ordered an Investigation con
cerning the enforcement of the civil sen-ice
law und rules in the Kansas City ix > stofllco.
The llnzen mil Pusseil.
CxconoD , N. II. , Oct. 13. The senate this
morning passed the Huzcn bill , or Boston &
Maine railroad bill , about which such a
scandal has been raised.
Six Porno IIH Believed to Have Been
Drowned ill Lake Superior.
WiNNBi'EO , Oct. 13. [ Special Telegram to
the Biiu. ] A Port Arthur dispatch soys that
it was rci > ortcd lost night that the yacht
Nettle , which left Jarvls Island on Thursday
last with six persons on board for Port
Arthur , has been lost. When the first thought
of danger to the Nettie was believed Arthur
McEwan , manager of the .Turvis Island mine ,
immediately made all possible off ortslo ascer
tain the whereabouts of the parties on board
and the fate of the vessel. The whole coast
and island was searched. The tug "Salty
Jack" found no traces of the Nettio during
the day. but toward evening mot the fishing
Three Brothers , and learned that the rudder
nnd oars of the Nettio had been picked up
between Welcome Island and Multon Island.
There is no doubt but that the six met their
death In the terrible gale on Thursday and
Friday. Among those lost uro Mr. Murray ,
from London , England , McKinnon , who
leaves a young wife almost heart-broken , and
Fox und his sou , of Fort Williams.
The American Hankers' Meeting.
PITTSIIUIIO , Oct. 13. The convention of the
American Bankers' association was called to
order at 11 o'clock this morning. After rou
tine business had been disposed of , papers
wore read by C. P. Williams , of Albany ,
Elliot F. Shepard , of New York , Henry M.
Knox , of Minnesota , II. B. Wilson , of Ohio
and B Wilklus , of Ohio. The report of the
committee on silver came up. The couiiuittoo
report said that the American Bankers' asso
ciation had always taken thu ground that
both paper and gold are required 8fi the
money of the world , but tnat in an inter
national agreement only u part of the ma
jority of tlio chief commercial nations of the
world can practically settle the question of
the relative value of gold and silver when
coined. The report refers to the action
taken by loreign ixnvers , and concludes with
the recommendation that the coinage of silver
dollars by the United States be suspended
until the points at isnneon the siher question
can bo settled by international agreement.
The leport was adopted
Pullman Htock Increased.
Cnii\io ( , Oet III. The i-.tpltal stock of the
Pullman P.ilaco Car company , already at
the enormous total of Slfi.O.M.OOO , was to-day
increased 2Ti per cent , making the aggregate
amount nearly $ AOOJXK ) , , ( ) . ThLs action was
taken at the annual meeting of the company.
Examination of the statement showed
the surplus for the year'to bo $ l.7.ti > , S > 74. The
increase of block was recommended
by President Pullman , who stated
it to bo for the purpose of
"providing capital required to meet the cist
of additional equipment , and for further ex
tension in the near future. " Incidentally in
the president's address it was stated that the
number of ixirsons employed bv th vwinpahy
in the oj > erntiiig and j2SUuT.'ictuing : depart
ments is _ , > , and UTe wages paid during the
year , * , > , ( M4llit. : : ITho earnings from the
operation of cars were $5,021,1)17 , and from
manufacturing , etc. , $ i20ll4. ,
. -
Under the "Contract Imhor" Ifcad.
Nnw YOIIK , Oct. , la. United States Dis-
.riet Attorney Walker decided to-day that the
case of Kov. E. Wulpolo Warren , recently
called from England to the rectorship of the
Church' the Holy Trinity , comes umir-r ine
"contract labor law , " and thst lib will bo
forced to commence suit against the vestry
und wivrdcnS of the church.
The district attorney says it is plain that
the law docs not refer merely to manual
labor only , for it expressly exempts "pro
fessional actors , ftHlsts , lecturers and sing
ers. " Rr.fl as Kcv. W.irrcn is neither of these ,
ne falls plainly within the law. The district
attorney intimates u rather poor opinion pf
the law , but declares it his duty to enforce it.
Proceeding AKaliiKt Corporations
CiiK'Aiio , Oct. 18. Attorney General Hunt
has filed information in tlio circuit court
against two corporations existing under the
laws of Illinois. The People's Insurance ex
change , he snys , has exceeded its rights by
soliciting people to insure in insurance coin-
paules of different states , a thing which is
not legal under the statutes. A charge some
what similar in character is brought against
the Farmers' Live Stock society. Tlio oom-
plalnt alleges that the company has illegally
insured people against the death of live stock
on account of disease or accident , things
which it is not authorised to do. The attor
ney general appeals to the court to revoke
the privileges of twth corporations.
In n I In ( I Condition.
STAFFOIIII Srmxas , Conn. , Oet. 13. Bank
Examiner Formen continued his investi
gation into the affairs of the wrecked bank
to-day. Ho has informed the comptroller of
currency that a receiver should be apiwinted
at onco. The impression Is that vorv little
of the $200,000 capital will bo left. It has
been discovered that the defaulter sent $75-
( KX ) of the stolen funds to ono Now York
stock broker within three months.
Yellow Fuver at Tampa , Kill.
Ki.ruu , Oet , 13. In the special
article written for the Medical News this
week , on the fever epidemic at Tampa , Fla. ,
Dr. Hamilton , surgeon general of the United
States marine hospital service , says the
fatal progress of the disease tells its own
story , and prevents adhesion to the theory
that the diseoso is dengue , and not yellow
fever. Ho advises the strictest precaution.
Surrendered Hln Plunder.
ST. Louis , Oct. 13. The money taken from
the Pacific Express company by Messenger
Owens has all been recovered. It was found
yesterday concealed In a barrel of ashes in
the roar of the messenger's residence. The
amount found was $33,000. Owens directed
the men to where the money was hid.
Order of An-ont Suspended.
Dtim.iM , Oct. 13. The inspector general of
constables has Issued on order suspending
the execution of the coroner's warrant for
tlio arrest of Insjicctor Hlgg and others ,
pending mi appeal.
Cliaiiiberlnlu'ti Irlwh Tour.
LosixNOet , 13. Chamberlain also visited
Coleraln to-day , where ho received u number
of liberal-unionists delegates from Derry ,
Antrim and Tyrone. Ho made an address of
the Usual nature.
The. Fidelity Hunk Cnxos.
CINCINNATI , Oct. 13. The United States
grand Juiy has now under consideration tlio
Fidelity bank eases.
Ed NorrU , one of thu erooks connected
with tlio robbery of Jbhn and Tbouiaa
Meaiicy at Brandcix1 saloon labt Sunday ,
was arrested ' yoslorduy by Ofjlcor Turn-
bull. . .
Ohloago'B Mayor Docldoa to Throttle
the Crank Lecturer.
A Wild Harangue A gal nst the Police
nnd Kvcrjbody HI wo An Invi
tation ( ? ) to Speak In
Squelching a " "
Ciuc.vno , Oct. 13. [ Special Telegram to
the Unit. ] A visit was paid to Mayor llocho
to-day In order to ascertain what ho was .
going to do with George ( 'runlets Train and
how near the midnight orator came to InsultIng -
Ing the civic dignity of his honor.
"Wo arc going to stop him , " morosely
answered the mayor. "Ho will hold , no more
such meetings ns ho held last night , I
thought ho would have understood the notice
I sent him a day or BO ago , but it seems ho
hasn't and now we are going to eloso him
up. "
George Francis Train was found locked up
In the private oftlco of the Western News
man. The door was opened for the rc | ortor ,
and when he announced the latest Instruc
tions of the mayor to Chief Ebersold , Mr.
Train exclaimed : "By George , that's good.
I'm glad of it. You see how I've got 'cm , do
you ? I'll leave the city If they , wish o to.
Then everyone of their throats will bo cut.
Here , don't you think this will knock 'cm ! "
Ho handed over the following characteris
tic letter :
Citizen , Chief of Police , and Mayor Roche ,
of Chicago : I am entirely at a loss to know
why you give orders to insult uio every night
with a squad of officers as if I was
a Pinkcrton assassin. iWlmt laws have'
I broken ) Why place a statesman , editor ,
merchant , banker , traveler , Poclfle railway
king cu the same footing ( as to license , ) as a
circus menagerie , box of snakes , two-headed
calf and others , then refusing license ( great
officials acting like sneak thieves ) . I am no
enemy to the police. Wo must hare order ,
and I have been my own chief of police nt all
my lectures. No anarchists , socialists or
worklngmcn come near mo. They are too
cowardly. My newsboys have boon notified
that my paper ( Train's Daily Psycho- Anarch
ist ) , must bo suppressed. Will you please
state why before my lawyers sue you for
damages } If you are bravo enough to murder
free press as yon are assassinating free speech ,
you will soon have Chicago to ashes. 1 alouo
can control these madmen from cutting your
throats. What in - can 1KW ( police do
against 100XXoutruged ( ) men I You had bettor
have mo your friend , not your enemy. I have
thirty engagements outside of Chicago , nnd
will thank you to say If yon intend to read
the baby act nt Turner hall again to-night
which makes you the laughing stock of the
city. " Gnoiiiii : FUANCIS THAIN.
' I'm ' the only man that can handle these
men. I knew wlmt was going to happen and
prepared for it. How , Psycho ? See , I loft
New York and see wlmt { happened. If I
leave Chicago the city will run blood. "
A newsboy rushed into the oftico and ex
claimed "A I can't sell
, copper says no more
papers or I'll bo arrested. "
Mr. Train flew all to pieces.
' Call all the boys in , " he cried , "and ar
rest the police every one of them. Arrest
the chief. What do they wnnt to shut me up
for ! The anarchists hate me and fear me.
They're laborers ; they know nothing. I'm
an aristocrat ; I'm a born leader , and don't
let any of these ignorant anarchists dictate
to me. They're outlaws , everyone of them.
"Am I going to lecture to-nlghti" echoed the
Psycho lecturer in reply to a question. "Cer
tainly 1 am. WhutiKiwer is thereto prevent.
I Ionic forward to a repetition of the Ilay-
mnrket riot at Turner hall to-night. I will
speak. Mayor Uocho must let. 'mo speak.
Shall I tell you why I I have tmgtgbieciits at
thirty place * outside ojt Gtefesgu , including
Siiringtield , S.1. J-Tuib , Keokuk , Kansas City , ,
Onuilju. Tfipcka , Council Bluffs , Aurora ,
Peoria , and other largo places. Do you
UUak Chicago will be willing to have me po
out and cry it down as u place where free
speech is suppressed t"
When the audience had assembled at
Turner hall to hear Train speak it was
learned that the lecturer had departed for
Springtield. ,
LATEU. LaUj to-aipht it was learned that
Train had hot left the city after all , but was
sleeping calmly at thu house of his friend ,
Kditor Devine. A reporter learuod that Mr.
Train was preparing to bring damage suits
ty of Chicago ,
Burned iu
Oct. 13. The excitement
occasioned by the appearance of the
Minneapolis Tribune on the morning after
President Cleveland's visit , of an editorial
containing severe strictures on the adminis
tration and manner of couductingtho present
"tour for votes , " culminated to-night , when
Mr. A. J. Blethen , proprietor of the Tribune ,
was burned in cfllgy by a crowd led by Mayor
Ames , of this city. Tlio exceptions taken to
the editorial were based principally ujwn the
language used , with reference to Mrs. Clove-
land. Mr. Blethen regards the affair as a
joke on Mayor Ames and crowd , us important
business kept him away from the Tribune
office on Tuesday night , and ho knew nothing
whatever of the article until it appeared
Wednesday morning.
The KiiightN of I ahor.
MIXXBAVOUS , Oct. lit. In the Knights of
Labor general assembly to-day the eight
hour question in the cigar trade was brought
up. The sentiment was that as eight hours
is the rule of the Intel-national cigar makers'
union , it would not bo right for Knights of
Labor in that trade to work longer hours. It
was decided not to issue labels to those who
work longer hours. It is stated that thu con
vention yesterday afternoon voted to continue
the boycott on the Now York Sun.
The Ponape Kevolt.
M.UHIIP , Oct. 13. The Spanish govern
ment , being convinced that * ( Ro revolt nt
Poimpo was the result of religious persecu
tions , has ordered that only those convicted
of murdering Spaniards bo punished , and that
the indemnity demanded by America IMJ paid.
lit a Precarious Condition.
LOXIIOK , Oct. 13. The Chronicle's Berlin
correspondent claims to have learned from
unimpeachable authority that the condition
of the German crown prince is precarious ,
and that Dr. McKcnzies' treatment has failed.
AI.IIAXY , Oct. 13. Judge Learned has over
ruled the demurrer of Quarantine Commis
sioner Thomas C. Platt , In the action brought
by the attorney general to oust him from
A Sunken Steamer.
Nuw Yomc , Oct. 18. The schooner Nettie
B. Dobbin , from St. John , N. B. . which ar
rived yesterday , reports that on October 11 , off
New Haven , they passed a sunken steamer ,
with smoke ( .tack and two masts slicking
above the water.
Steamship Arrivals.
QTEEXSTOWX , Oct. 13. [ Special Telegram
to the BEE. ] Arrived The Britannic , from
New York.
SOUTHAMPTONOct. . 13. Arrived The
Allor , from Now York.
Captured a Tough.
For several evenings past about !
o'clocic as Charles Ronrow , the engineer
at Urownoll hall , hns been returning
from work , ho bus boon assaulted by a
gang of hoodlums and stoned. Upon
complaining to the police yesterday
about the allair , OJIlcor Ward was detailed
tailed to investigate the matter. At the
usual hour , the young rewdles again as
bJiultod Ronrow. Ward immediately
gave chase , and after a long and oxcil
ing pursuit succeeded in. capturing one
of the toughs , -negro named Churle
Bull. Ho was taken to the central pollco
station nnd locked up.
Bandy Knight's Hnloon the Hccno Of a
Murderpils Affray.
Just nt midnight ) ast night Andy M c-
Vndrow was tmotHnitho left breast by a
mulatto named Charles Knox. The af-
air hnppuncd in Sandy Knight's saloon ,
lorthwost corner o ( > Cnpltol avenue and
'outh street , wh'oi'o ' McAndrow was
ending bar. About 0 o'clock the mulatto
amo iuto the saloon boabtlng of his
Higilislio prowess , jjind informed the
oaf era present that ho wanted trouble.
Joing entirely to * ibolstrous , ho was
rdered by the bai-tcndor to leave the
aloon. Ho rofuscil to go , and wad
orolbly ejected by McAndrow. Inside
f n minute , however , ho was back in
lie paloon , pounding Walt Turnham.
lo was again put out nnd again ro-
urnod. This time the proprietor ,
Sandy Knight , lent n helping hand by
iiirling a bcor glass at Knox. The
mulatto beat a hasty retreat , but prom-
sod to bo baek soon. IIo next hunted
up Policeman Bloom and tried to pcr-
uudo him to arrest Sandy and his bar-
endor. Failing in this , no returned to
ho saloon with the remark , "I'm back
iftcr you , " pointing his finger at Mc-
Vndrow. The bartender , without any
urther ceremony , pushed the mulatto
hrough the door.
Snatching his revolver from his
) oekot , Knox sprang forward and fired
it McAndrow , thu ball taking effect in
iis loft breast. The would-be murderer
text dashed the revolver to the pave-
nont and started on a run up
L'onth street. Ollicer Bloom was on
lie Houthciust corner of the street when
ho shot was fired , and seeing the sub
sequent flight of Knox , ho started in
> ur.suit. No attention was paid to the
jfflcer's order to halt , and ho snapped
iis revolver twice at the-fugitive , but
ho cartridges failed to explode. Catch-
ng up with Knox ho BtrueK him on the
jack of the hend with the butt of his re
volver , felling him to the ground and
clajiping a pair of hand-cuffs on his
vnsta before ho had time to rise. The
latrol was called and Knox was locked
up.Tho wounded McAndrow was taken
o his residence- 915 Capital avouuo ,
and an examination of hia wound
showed that the ball had taken an up-
vard course and lodged under the
collar bono. The full extent of the in-
ury is not yet known.
He Has Owned Moro Miles of Kail-
road Than Any Other Ono Man.
Now York Sun : John L. Blair , the
vitncss before the Pacific railroad cora-
nission last week , is ono of the oddest
characters in the country. Ho is al.
tlrcady beyond the regulation throo-
ycore and ten , but lodks after his ton or
nero millions as yigorously as ho
u.sed to manage liq ) , dollars when ho
vus a poor but thrity youngster in War-
en county , N.Y. Ho made his own start
n life , and got his first taste of wealth
rom fcomc railroad Vhiilding in Warren
county. Tlio bulk pf his fortune , how-
svor , ho gained in Building ronda in
owa. His general , fchemo wns to got
ip a company to'bxiild a road through
low territory. Them ho got the people
ilong the line to chip in enough to pay
all tlio expenses of building the road' ,
the work being doijo , by a construction
company , which was him in another
orm. Bonds were .issued for this and
stock equal in ainuuiit to the bonds was
sbued to his" company , which wag
also Iiimseli. The building up of the
country by the road' made the htock
valuable and John I' ' . Blair rich. At
one time he owned moro miles of rail
road tlmn any man in the country.
Vanderbilt not cxcepted. IIo built the
town of Blairstowu , where ho livoa iu
i solidly magnificent place. It is a
thriving village , some distance from
anywhere in Now Jersey. To get to it
lU > d mvay from it ho built the Blairstown
ailroad , the chief business of which is
: o carry John I. Blair back and forth.
Ho is the hero of innumerable quaint
anecdotes. A son lives in fine style at
LJelvidore ? N. J. Once a friend , seeing
the son drive a gorgeous equipage that
cast the old man's modest carriage into
the shade , remarked on the difference.
"Well , you see1 said the millionaire
dryly , "I never hnd the advantage of a
rich father. "
Once out west some of his men wore
arrested and when he wanted to go bail
for them the judge , not impressed by
his rather rough exterior , insisted on.
some evidence of his relinbiiity as'a
Ijondsmnn. The old man trotted out a
few hundred thousand dollars' worth of
government bonds that ho had handy
and olTered to produce several millions
of good railroad bonds if ho was given a
few hours more notice.
Once ho ran on the republican ticket
for governor of Now Jersey. The agree
ment was that ho wiia to furnish the
money and the politicians the experience
Ho wns not elected , and at the end of
the campaign ho had the experience
and the politicians had a big heap of
the money. It was then that ho tola his
famous anecdote of the western man
who drove a lot of hogs from St. Louis ,
whore hogs wore low , to Chicago , where
they were high , and finding that before
ho got there the hog market had
twibted around so that swine were
higher in St. Louis than in Chieogo ,
drove the hogs back again , getting to
St. Louis jubt in time to strike a depres
sion in the St. Louis hog market , wnich
was matched by an elevation at Chicago.
The man said. BO the story wont , that
ho hadn't made much money out of it ,
but ho had had the society of the hogs.
"Well , I'm like that feller , " said
Blair. "I haven't been elected gover
nor , but I've had the society of the
Blair has dabbled in politics some
since then , but his experience was not
lost. His contributions to campaign
funds have never oxcobded generosity.
He was a delegate fr6m Now Jersey to
the convention that jlqpiinated Blaine ,
and on the way out jb ? kept a whole
car load of young politicians up all
night by tolling them funny stories. In
the morning ho was'the freshest and
heartiest man in the a'r.
Ho travels all bvfcr the country
alone , as freely ns"though , ho were
dearer eighteen than eighty.
i .
Homesick G'owboyn.
Dallas News : Jim1 Kid , of Buffalo
Bill's Wild West show , ' writes to Pony
Bill , of the Range Journal , to say that
several of the boys of the Wild Wobt
have met with painfulnceidents. , , Kid
headed the list by his horae falling on
him and "mashing Ijim up" while ho
was riding at full speed picking up two
shilling pieces. Buck Taylor got his
log broken while the cowboys were
dancing the Virginia reel on hot-bobaek.
Joe lisquival got his eyes shot out with
a blank cartridge. Dick Johnson got
his ribs mashed up by a bucking horsa
falling on him. Billy Bullock got his
ankle thrown out of place by a fall.
Broncho Charley got his ankle smashed.
One of the bovs got into a row on the
streets , licked FOVOII cops and stands
now in imminent danger of relentless
English law. Buffalo Bill is a good ,
considerate boss ; the Wild West is
fallowing to lo.tHH ) to 20,000 daily , but
Kid says both thu Indians and cowboys
arc homesick atid declare if they over
got nest of the AliHsioi ( | > pl river again
they will know enough to stay tlioro.
Failure of the Olty Council to Pass
Grading Ordinances.
Hnscall Wnnts to Have Special Coun
sel For the Council , Itnt Doesn't
Get It Other Business
The City Council.
The city council hold tin interesting
adjourned meeting last evening. In the
absence of President Bcohcl thu chair
was filled by Councilman Loo. Council
man Kitchen wns absent. Ono of the
noticeable features of the meeting was
the failure to pass grading ordinances.
When the first paper ofthis nature
came up for final disposal Mr. Burnham
made an objection. lie stated that the
funds for this purpose had run out long
ngo , anil that it was not right to pnsa
any more ordinances without the funds
to back thorn tip. In consequence of
thSa objection several ordinances pre
sented failed to puss on the third read
ing. Mr. Lowry upon seeing the feel
ing of the council upon the subject ,
stated that ho , as the chairman
of the committee on grades and grading ,
would not recommend the grading of
any more streets at present.
Another matter that caused consider
able debate was a report presented by
Mr. Hascall , ns chairman of the judici
ary committee. It wns to the elTeet that
the necessary counsel and clerical aid
bo employed to prepare the case of the
council in the police matter to go before
the supreme court.
Mr. Burnham signed a minority re
port providing that the city attorney
concur in the selection of the council's
Mr. Alexander thought that it would
bo only justice that the city attorney
should look into the matter and have
something to say in regard to the man
ner in which the case should bo pre
sented , and that the minority should at
least bo recognized.
Aflor _ considerable debate the report
was withdrawn.
The following communications wore
received :
From City Treasurer Rush , K'nting '
that ho had made a tender of300 to A.
W. Street for dnnmges of lot ( > , block
2-33 , caused by the opening of an alloy ,
and that said payment was refused.
Placed on file.
The bill of Mount&Grittln for sprink
ling Sixteenth street during the fair
nnd reunion was presented in a commu
nication from the board of public works.
The bill wad $250 and was allowed.
The contract for curbing Nineteenth
street , from St. Mary's avenue to
Letivenworth street , which had boon
awarded to Whalon & Brcnnan , was ap
The contract awarded to James Mills
for the painting of the Sixteenth via
duct by the board of public works , was
Tlio city physician's report for Sep
tember was placed on file. It shows
00 deaths and 14(1 ( births.
A communication from the city water
works stating that hoveral hydrants
that hud been ordered had been set and
are ready for service was referred to
the chief of the lire department.
The contracts for paving the alloy in
blocks 107 and 140 with Colorado wind-
btono , and for paving Nicholas street ,
from li'ourteoiitli and Sixteenth streets
with Sioux Falls granite , were ap
Frank Rinohnrt asked for permission
to erect a printing room for the build
ing at 1520 Douglas street. The petition
waa referred to the committee on fire
and water works , chief of the fire de
partment , and building inspector with
power to act.
The bill presented by C. E. Fanning
& Co. for street sweeping' was allowed.
It amounted to 82,085.10. ,
A petition from Jane R. Hospe in re
lation to the taking in of twelve inches
of her lot by the curbing on Seven
teenth , between Chicago and Davenport
streets was referred to the city engineer.
N. Frederiekson , James Goft'arm
others ) entered a protest ngalnst the
present grade on. Pnoiiic street , between
Eleventh and Thirteenth streets and it
was referred to the delegation from the
First ward.
N. K. Fairbanks & Co. , in a communi
cation , stated that they arc desirous of
enlarging their factory , and in consequence
quence they requested a vacation for
twenty years of the alloy extending east
und \yest through bloclc 19 in Credit
Fonder addition. Referred to the First
ward delegation.
The report of the committee ap
pointed to examine the books of the
secretary of the board of education was
referred to the finance committee. It
was in brief as follows :
Commencing March , 18S3 , we find that the
receipts and disbursements of the board
wore as follows :
Balance in treasury March 31,1SS3.35SU 27
Deduct warrants outstanding
March 31,181 431 30
$35,109 01
Amount collected from fines and
licenses $504,937 91
Amount taxes collected 227,717 00
Warrants drawn KWr.S7 li (
* 5,3G7 (17 (
Addition warrants outstanding
April 80 , Ibb7 $1,07827
Balance in treasury April 30 , 1S87.$0,415 U5
City Attorney Webster recommended
the payment ol the contested bill of the
Barber Asphalt company amounting to
$ . ' 5,471.20 for repairs of pavement on
Tenth btrect , between Centre and
Williams htrcots. It was referred to
the committee on fire and water works
for ono week.
The pending matter in regard to the
retaining wall between the now build
ing being erected by the BKK Publish
ing company and the new city hall
building , was referred to the judiciary
committee , chairman of the board of
public works , superintendent of build
ings , and the committee on public prop
erty and buildings with power to act.
II. T. Clark asked permission to grade
in front of certain lots in block 4 of
Swoozy's addition for the purpose of
bringing the street to the proper grade.
Referred to the committee on grades
and grading.
A petition asking that Twenty-ninth
avenue , between Ilickory and Leavcu-
worth , bo ordered curbed and paved was
referred to the committee on paving ,
curbing and guttering.
A communication from Mrs. F. X.
Murray tirotssttng againbt the work of
the cubic company at the corner of
Twenty-sixth and Dodge btreets was re
ferred to the board of public works.
A communication from the Omaha &
Council Bluffs Railway and Bridge com
pany accepting the location of the Doug
las street approach was placed on rec
ord. It was signed by John F. Stewart ,
Eugene O'Neill , the owner of throe
houses on Fifteenth street , between
Williams and Pierce streets , stated in a
petition that his property had been
'damaged by. the grading of the street iu
front of hi * house and ho petitioned that
Raid grading bo Immediately stopped or
damages bo assessed.
Afiliorttlmo ngo Thomas O'Connor
raised the roof ol his house on Twelfth
street ono story without permission of
the building inspector and the matter
was brought into the courts. At the
time ho wns not awnro that a permit
was required. The erection of n now
brick block at the south side of him re
quired him to sacrifice ono side of bin
house , nnd the delay of the roof contro
versy left him nt the tuctry at the ele
ments. In consequence ho had a pe
tition in the council last evening asking
permission to nuiku the desired changes.
It was referred lo the committee on lire
und water works with jxiwer to net.
Louis Bradford asked for permission
to remove his lumber yard from the
northeast corner of Douglas nnd Ninth
streets to the southeast corner of Tenth
and Douglns streets. The petitioner
agreed to build his sheds of fire ma
terial. Referred to the committee on
lire nnd waterworks.
The nppointmont of J. T. Kvnns , vice
Bunch , ns clerk in the second district of
the Seventh ward was con firmed.
The following resolutions wore
adopted. Instructing the street com
missioners to relay the sidewalks on
South Sixteenth street to the curb line ;
instructing the street commissioners to
remove the obstructions on the side
walk in front of Jefferson square ; allow
ing judgment in the appeal case of C.
D. Woodworth ; that hereafter all regu
lar meetings of the council open nt 7:30 :
instead of 8 o'clock ; instructing the city
attorney to prepare an ordinance for
opening Fourteenth street under B. &
M. and Union Pacific tracks ; instruct
ing the city clerk to cancel the drain
and plumbers1 license of John L. Flynn.
Mr. Counsman offered the following
resolution , which was referred to the
committee on public property and build
ings :
That the plans and specifications , as well
as the bids for the building of the new city
hall , bo rejected for the present , us it appears
by the llffures for the material nnd work re
quired to build the hall that the hull will cost
about X\M \ per cent , or one-third more , than
the estimated cost of the building that wah
furnished by the architect , und as it will re
quire more bonds the people that pay the
taxes should have a chance to say something
on the subject.
Mr. Hascall introduced a resolution
that the directors of the public library
submit to the council plans for a library
building to bo located in the middle of
JetTor&on square with estimates of the
same. Referred to the committee on
public property and buildings to report
next Tuesday evening.
The committee on grades nnd grading
recommended the adoption of the ordi
nance declaring the necessity of extend
ing Charles street from Seventeenth
street to Sherman avenue.
Tlio same committee nlso recom
mended the adoption of the ordinance
ordering the grading of the alloy ad
joining the W. C. T. U. building.
They also recommended the gradingof
Twenty-ninth street from Cuming
street to Indiana avenue.
The committee on police reported
that it would be illegal , and also a dis
crimination , to enforce a license upon
lunch pedlars.
A resolution was adopted that the
jjniding on South Fifteenth street be
immediately stopped.
The committee on grades and grading
recommended the changing of the
grade , ns petitioned for by M. I' . Kear
ney and others , of South Eleventh
street , from Vinton to Banuroft streets.
An ordinance milking an appropria
tion of $ US,077.ii2 for the payment of lia
bilities incurred during the month of
September , reached second reading ,
and wns laid over under the rules.
The following ordinances wore
adopted : Levying a tax and assessment
upon certain lots to pay one-fifth the
co > it of constructing the Eleventh street
viaduct ; special tax and assessment to
cover part cost of construction of cost of
sewer in district No. 4U ; declaring the
alloy in blocks 4 and 7 , Kountzo's third
addition , and block 258 , original plat of
Omaha , open for public travel ; vacating
the alloy in block 188 , in the original
plat of Omaha ; changing the grade of
Martha street from Tenth to Eleventh
street ; declaring the necessity of ap
propriating certain property and lands
for the extension of Charles street from
Seventeenth to Sherman avenue.
I > c < iii of a AVoman Who Scorned
Human ICcincdics.
Jane E. Baldwin , who died recently
at 1103 Chicago street , was ono of many
unfortunates whose lifo has been almost
suicidally shortened by a reliance in
the so-called faith cure. Her trouble
was a sort of uterine tumor called a
"polypus , " which became detached ,
nnd by a simple operation of a compe
tent physician could have boon easily
removed. Instead of doing this she
squandered her money on tlio chnrla-
tans of the faith cure , and died , when
her lifo might easily have been saved.
In making his report of the case to the
city physician , Dr. V. C. Kauffinan
gave the following significant cause of
her demise : "Death caused by trilling
with Christian science for the cure , till
a septic condition developed from a
decomposed uterine polypus , " which in
plain Saxon moans tniit nor system was
poisoned by the decomposed tumor.
The following building permits wore
issued yesterday by Superintendent
Whitlock :
August Bonzon , remodel ice house ,
foot of Jones street , to cost . $2,000
Knudt Thompson , ono and one-half
story and basement frame dwelling ,
and remodelling house , 17th between
Mason und Lcuvonworth streets , to
cost . ! . . . 2,400
C. li , Evans , ono story frame cottage ,
Grant near 30th , to cost . 400
Frank Grus > enian , ono story frame cot
tage , 20th between Nicholas und
I'aul , to cost . COO
Calm & Woolley , ono and one-half
story frame dwelling , Devan near
Park , to cost . 1,800
John Mullen , ono story frame cottage ,
" ' . 'ml and Grace , to cost . C50
Tcrcssa Miller , one story frame cotr
tago , 7th and Bancroft , to cost. , , . . . 500
St. Mary's convent , basement and
threo-Btory mid attic brick building ,
Castellur and 15th , to costu . 59,000
M. Lange and J. Nagl , to remodel
building and put additional brick
story to same , 000-COd S. 13th street ,
to cost . . . . 9,500
Mrs. Jane Laty , ono und one-half
story frame addition to dwelling ,
19th between Grace and Spruce , to
cost . 200
Ten pormlts aggregating . 177,050
"Sleepy" Hewitt Again.
Leon Hewitt , bettor known us
"Sleepy , " was arrested last evening for
stealing a basket of grapes from the
store of Motoalf & Perfect , 624 North
Sixteenth street. Mr. Perfect caught
him in the act nnd attempted to arrest
him , but ' 'Sleepy" struck out with his
fist and managed to escape. The police
captured him later and locked him up.
Seriously Injim-d.
Mw. R. Jenfon , of 2121 Parker street ,
accidentally fell down the stairway
loading to her collar , at her residence
yesterday morning and received injuries
that inny prove fatal.
SOLON Tuesday , October II , In
Oiimha , to Mr. and Mca. Kraulc W ,
SoU o ; a daughter.
Aosombllnff of the Convontlon a )
Qulnoy , 111.
Congress to Ho Asked Fur nil Appro *
| irlntlon Hii fill ! lent to
tlio Channel of tlic
Tlio I < 'nthi r or Waters.
QUINOY , 111. , Oct. 111. A Mississippi rivet
improvement convention , culled for the pur
pose of eoii.sldcrlng the imiirovcincnt of the
river between the DCS Molnes rapids iind the
mouth or the Illinois rlvor , was held In thla
city to-day. The convention
was u very rep-
resontutlvo body. It embraced ns delegate- )
members of congress , legislators , official * ol
the elites along the river , prominent buslncsi
men mid members of Unas engaged In packet
mid raft Ing Derations. Ifcithor broad vlow.s
prcviiiled , local interests being laid nsido
In the deliberations. Congressman
Hatch , of Missouri , was elected pernmneut
chalrmnn , and James II. Hftndley , of Qnlncy ,
soci-etnry. The list of delegates adopted by
the convention showed that the following
cities were represented : St. Louis , Chester ,
Clarksvlllc , Hamilton , Hannibal , Win-saw ,
Dubuinio , Alton , Canton , Hurllngton , Taylor ,
( Julney , Keokuk , 1'eoriaand Kdlna. General
Singleton , of Illinois , .T. F. Dlekison , ol
Minnesota , and N. U. Derby , of Inwn , were
elected vice presidents of the convention.
The following committee on resolution !
was appointed : V. Day , \Vnrsu\r ; KM.
Dlckoy , Dubuque ; W. T. Foster , Burlington ;
K. Tuokor , Keokuk ; C. F. Howaid , Hnnnl.
bal ; Frank Oalonnie , St. Louis ; 7. . H. Job ,
Alton ; . ! . T. MoUrldu. Chester : II. Lament ,
Hamilton ; I' . K. Cox , Qulnuy ; F. H. Condit ,
Canton ; Dr. Tindall , Taylor ; C. P. King ,
Captain Kuffner , In eharpo of the govern-
nient engineering corps for the division of the
river under consideration , by request .submit
ted uu extended report of the work necessary
to bo done , at once in order to Insure a rea
sonable boating stage of water , giving In de
tail the character and extent of the various
improvements. According to his statement
S.710,000 must bo appropriated by congress for
this division of the river.
Hugh J. Hrudy , of St. Louis , submitted the
following statement : "Tho states bordering
on the Mississippi river and its tributaries
produced in ISM ! about 2XX.IXM,000 ( ) bushels
of wheat , corn , oats , rj'o and barley. Tlio
improvement of the river would reduce the
rate of freight from St. Louis to New Orleans
nt least 1 cent per bushel ; but snp ) > ese It
would only add Ji cent per bushel to the
above ; that would foot up f 10,000,000 to the
producer. In high water wu can ( lout flvo
barges of grain from St Louis down the
river containing'j : > ltIKK , ) bushels in sU days.
In low water live barges can only take I'-fl.
000 bushels and it takes fourteen d yft , which
means a loss to the barge imv .iny'for eight
da.vsatUH ) | > QV day. of W.SUO , 'which loss
must bo made off high water. With n fair
stagp of water corn can bo carried from St.
Louis to New Orleans for -1 cents per bushel
and wheat for 5 cents. During the year ISSfl
the barge line carried from St. Louis to New
Orleans 1,501,130 bushels of corn , W,4''W
bushels of wheat and MM,7.rM bushels of oats ,
u grand total of iSiiS'M ! : bushels.
The committee on resolutions submitted
the following report , thu chairman saying
the committee deemed it advisable to deviiitu
from thii text of the cull for the convention :
Whereas , In the just appropriations for
the improvement of the Mississippi river , be
tween the DCS MoincH nnd Illinois rivers ,
have been entirely Inadequate to the im
portance of the interests involved ; and
Whereas , At the present time the channel
of this section of the river is in much worse
condition than the channel either above or
below the points named , thereby malting
successful navigation of the river iniM | ) !
siblo and depriving those sections of country
tributary thereto of the full benefit of this
great highway ; therefore bo it
liesolvod , That onv representatives In con
gress bo urged to work mid vote for mi ap
propriation of not less than ? r.OOXK , ( ) to 1 - UK-
landed upon the permanent improvement ol
this section of the river.
The report was unanimously udoptcn with
out discussion.
The chairman was requested to apiniint a
committee of one from each congict-sionnl
district roproscntated in the convention to
convoy the action taken by it to members ol
congress. The committee arc ; Captain W.
Parker , of Dubuque ; P M.'Cruiio , liurlinsr *
ton ; C. II. Clark , Hannibal , Mo. ; K. B.
Campbell , Clarksville , Mo. ; B. J. Hrady , K.
K. McNulta and M. J. Murphy , St. Louis ;
General C. K. Edwards , Warsaw , 111. ; Hon.
A. W. Wells , Quincy , 111. ; H. G. Mii'Wkir ,
Alton , 111. ; William Schuryrt. Chester , III.
Judge. IN-cndcrgnHt Talks.
CHICAGO , Oct. 13. County Judge 1'ronder-
gust , chairman of the permanent executive
committee appointed by the Pcoria river con
vention , in conversation with n reporter this
morning , outlined the ideas of the projtosed
improvement , and on being asked how th
committee proposes to accomplish its objects ,
said that no means adequate and proper will
bo left unused. "It is in every sense , " ho
said , " a national project , greater In respect
to extent of national territory to bo bene
ficially effected in u direct and Immediate
manner and in respeut to the number of people
ple whose prosperity is involved in if not di
rectly dependant on the completion oftha
work than any other work undertaken by tha
government. It will bo the duty ol
the committee to take such steps
as will make congress regard
this work of so much importance that con
gress will give it special nnd separate con
sideration. We propose to bring the action
of every congressman and senator on this
subject under the scrutiny of every congres
sional and senatorial constituency in this na
tion. Legislators well know this fact , and in
such knowledge this project will Hud iU all-
powerful friend. Thu details of the work ol
the committee cannot yet bo determined. "
R. F. Stevens loft last evening fora
trip to Now York city.
G. H. Cummings and G. W. Hall
left last evening for Kansas City.
Mrs. Fred S. Iladra nnd sou , of Nebraska -
braska City , uro enjoying a few days in
this city with friends.
Attorney Cornish , a leading legal
light of Lincoln , is in the city the guest
of his brother , Edward Cornish.
John Wol/ und wife of Tamil , Iowa ,
who have boon visiting Frou
Drexel , of this city , returned homo yes-
William L. Adams , surveyor nnd en
gineer of the Metropolitan Cable rail
way company , is preparing for a trip to
Uobort Williams , of the firm of Little
& Williams , left last evening for a
pleasure trip cast , going via St. I'aul
and Chicago.
Senator Paddock returned to Beatrice
yesterday after performing his olllelul
duty in welcoming tlio president in u
most gracious manner.
I ) . M. Rugor , a prominent Pythian of
Fremont , Nebraska , who was attending
the grand ledge convention in this city ,
returned homo yesterday.
Miss Rose Fisher , cousin of Mrs. Max
Meyer , is on a visit to that lady at her
homo , W508 Douglas street , and will remain -
main during the winter.
Jeremiah Rocho , brother-in-law of
Felix McShnno , and a former attache
of the Now York Herald , now of Fort
Worth , Texas , is in the city on a visit.
General George Harrington , of R.CGti *
ester , New York , Is at the Mip.srfl. IIo
as an old companion on t'.io Hold of Com
oral Dandy's , wliGio guest ho was th *
day of thu president's visit.
L. J. Henderson , Tom Ditloreod.
Hfcury Wright and L. H. Layrrenco
wortf run In again about ' 5:30. p. in. yc - '
terday for gambling. . .