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SEVENTEENTH YEAE. OMAHA , WEDNESDAY MORNING NOVEMBER 23 , 1887. NUMBER 158
It is GtniBlng Great Alarm Among
His Party Followers.
FOOD FOR POLITICAL PROPHETS.
A Careful Search Falls to Hrlng Fortli
Any Statesman Competent to Take
Ills Place Harcoiirl's Stand
ing Foreign News.
Figuring on Probabilities.
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LONDON , Nov. 22. [ New York Herald
Cable Special to the HEK ] Gladstone's In
disposition Is slight , but sends n tremor
throughout his party. People cannot help
ashing what would happen If the rigors of
nn English winter should prove too much for
lilm. The fogs and east winds arc unusually
fiovero this season. Although Gladstone has
n constitution of cast iron and Andrew Clarke
says may live ten years more , doctors' fore
casts como wrong sometimes and tho'grand
old man is but mortal. When It is known
that he is ill consternation reigns throughout
the ranks of his followers. Who is to succeed
him when the inevitable hour arrives ! We
know ho announced that the mantle should
fall on Lord Hartington , but great
changes have happened since then.
The main wing of the liberal party
would no longer recogni/e Lord Hurlington
as a leader , ( loschcn never was In the line of
suceecsion mid never had a recognized posi
tion in any party until ho went over to thu
conservatives. Chamberlain Is the ablest de
bater , the clearest thinker and has the most
powerful intellect in the entire liberal parly
next to Gladstone , but ho is a heretic on
homo rule and would bo so regarded if Glad
stone were removed from the see-no. He is
ready to go very far. Ho would give Ireland
all the home rule it could ask in purely local
affairs , ns much as is possessed by any state
in the union. It may bo doubted whether , in
the absence of Gladstone , the liberal party
would stand out for anything more.
In that case would there bo union
In the liberal household } Any pres
ent alliance between the conservatives and
liberals would bo broken up. It can only bo
temporary. Gladstone is the real bond
which holds them together. When there is no
longer any hope for his return to power all
but a very few liberals would coalesce and
local government would extend to Ireland.
Many conservatives are quite prepared to
vote for it tinder a reasonable safeguard and
Chamberlain would lead his party. To sup
pose that Harcourt and Morley can ever
occupy this position is an absurdity. Ono
has not the requisite character in
the country ami the other has
not the requisite abilities. As a swash
buckler Ilarcourt Is often effective , but his
own side would burst laughing if you culled
him a statesman. Hd would knock his oppo
nent , down If lie was weaker than himself
nnd Jump upon him , then he exhausted his
resources. Morley is liked personally , but
the character of his mind is essentially femi
nine. Ho speaks badly and cannot go far
without notes , which resemble an essay. Ho
has no readiness in debate. Give him a few
hours notice and he will prepare n passable
speech. Take him on the spur of the moment
nnd ho is all adrift in the commons. Ho
makes no way whatever. The press has
given him every advantage man could desire ,
reporting all his speeches fully from tlio very
first and treating him generously. Puffery
nnd flattery , however , do nothing for n man
in the arena of the commons. He must win
his own spurs. Three different
houses have now made up their
minds about Morley and their verdict is
little likely to be changed. This finishes the
list of probable successors to Gladstone from
his present followers. There is Fowler , u
good second class man , Mumlclla , ditto , then
comes a crowd of third raters. Take Glad
stone away and what becomes of his army !
If Hartington were now to transfer himself
to the consorvntivi'8 bis usefulness as a
liberal would I in gone. Goschen's fate proves
that whenever Goschen's mime is mentioned
nt a liberal meeting the people cry outHe :
has gone home ; let him stay there. " Yet it
is said that ho earnestly desires to bo e'on
sidorod a liberal eligible to forma part of r
futtiro liberal cabinet. Ills projected visil
to Ireland in eompany with Hartington is n
sort of mlviytiscmcnt of this. Mj
belief is that the liberals will nevei
have him back again upon any terms. He
has always been u wobbler. It is not so will
Chamberlain , who , frankly u radical , ac
counted all thoroughly orthodox until Glad
stone threw down the homo rule balls upoi :
the table. Ghul.stouians do not * like Cham
berlnln , but could they do without him ii :
Gladstone's absence i Would they , for in
stance , risk u general election led by Har
court and Morley i If the-y did they woule
como back a fragment of their present wreck
It is consequently easy to be understood wlij
nn unfavorable rumor conccrnlngGlndstone'i
health should depress the party that part ;
which largely depends upon the life of om
man. Many old liberals have adopted homi
rule under the inlluenco of his authority. Hi
nlono can keep them up to the mark.
In conservative circles much discussion i' '
taking plneo as to the wisdom of the govern
incut meeting in parliament without strength
onlug itself for the fray. Everybody ex
peeled to see llic'krh-lJeach provided with :
post in the ministry. 1 understand that , no
gotintlons are going ou looking to that object
The president of the board of trade Lori
Stanley-Is utterly elleto and useless. It In
would kindly ivmovo himself theministr ;
would doubtless bo obliged , but ho is ver ;
comfortable where ho is and means to stay
His colleagues still hope to shake his resolu
tion so that Hicks-licuch may bo put in hi
Pressure has also been applied to reinov
another antediluvian member of the ministry
but without success. Tito barnacles seldon
slip off of their own accord. To ge
n man out of the ministry U difficult unlcs
he possesses n high spirit and has a great mi
tional iwillc.vwhich ho Is anxious to carry ou
nud Is systematically opposed and thwartci
by all his colleagues. Thus bo can bo worric
out. This wa.s the method put in fore
nnuinst Cln.rchill , and succeeded. Old luiiul
at oflloo seeking are uut quito so thii
Salisbury Is understood to strongly favu
delaying the meeting of parliament till th
end of February , which would mean a shot
Bwsion and little business done. Member
generally look forward with aversion to a n
sumption of tticir labors. The last sesslo
lias sickened everybody except a few r
. the nioro boistorou.s Purnellitles. 1
thrro Is to bo a laud bill , th
probabilities of which vary from day to dn.\ \
wo ought to meet lu January , for months mu >
bo snout , over 9-10 measure. In any ease thei
nvo estimates and the whole question , of n
form of the publicdepartments. . '
Lord Randolph Is not likely to'let thi
bleep. His cause has. mfiilo Immense r"1
' press sliic.0 imrlianipnt adjourne-d , the/ Who !
' . country being BOW -alive to its importune
* < f " t , , ' * * \ ' i .
rhero Is jobbery ns well as extravagance tel
l ) rooted out and nobody but Churchill has
either the ability or the courage to get at It.
This Issue will be raised to great prominence
before the session is far advanced. The
probable results are more Important than the
owls and bats In the conservative party arc
at present able to jicreelve.
A Criticism of Swinburne.
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LONDON , ; \uv. 22 [ New York Herald
Cable Special to the HUB. ] Swinburne's
new volume appears to be treated with con
temptuous silence by the London press.
Kach paper gives much space to a review of
Darwin's Life , Letters and Journal , just Is
sued , but the only daily which has touched
"Locrino" Is the Pall Mall Gazette , which
thus sums up the work : "Mr. Swinburne's
new poem In rhymed dialogue Is an InterestIng -
Ing example of how not to write , or ,
as ho would say , to write a
piny you first choose n theme ns lindramatlc
as possible. Then you dress up half a dozen
old puppets , the most stiff-Jointed and
wooden-featured you can llnd , then you ar
range a string of scones in such a way as to
minimize what little Interest there may bo
In your plot , and , lastly , you set your pup
pets to talk at great length In an artificial ill-
nlect , stiff with rhetorical and politic orna
ment and in a metre which shall render their
utterances as remote as possible from ra
tional human speech. "
A Mi.Mmn : : or PAUMAMCNT.
Death of Don .In.in.
Ifnpi/rfu'ifftiW / 'i/.fiiiii' | ( 'onion Dennett. ]
PAUINov. . 22-New | York Herald Cable
Special to the Hii : : . | Don .limn , father
of Don Carlos , died at Hrighton Friday. Don
Carlos Is expected at Hrighton to-nluht. Hy
this death the Spanish pretender claims to
bo the legitimate king of France.
LONDON , Nov. 22. The annual meeting of
the national union of conservatives opened at
Oxford to-dny. A thousand delegates were
present. A resolution in favor of free trade
was carried by a large majority. A resolu
tion in favor of the reform of the English
church was adopted unanimously. A letter
was read from Hright referring to his pro
posal to send Irish bills to a grand committee
composed of Irish members. In the letter
Hright says : "The rebel party will not ac
cept the proposal because they are rebels and '
with rebel Irish members in the house'of
commons , the plan would not be allowed
to work. Gladstone is committed to a hobby
in which the rebel leaders , for a time , have
agreed to join him , and cannot condescend to
consider a plan less pretentious but more rea
sonable than his. Nothing can be done until
Gladstone's bills have been entirely got rid
of and the position is whollv changed. We
cannot allow Gladstone to return to oflleo on
his Irish policy. I prefer to join hands with
Lord Salisbury ami his colleagues rather
than with Parnell and his friends , the leaders
of rebellion. "
Ilismarck and IhoCznr.
Hr.ni.iN , Nov. 22. The North German Ga
xette ( Bismarck's orirnn ) , says the interview
between the czar and Hismarck Friday last
was of n friendly and comprehensive nature.
The c/nr complained of the policy of Ger
many , especially toward Hulgnriu , which , he
said , was directed against Hussia , as the let
ters received at the Russian foreign oftl-
ces showed. HNmurek indicated that
Germany always regarded Hulgarin
as lying within the sphere of Russian inter
est and acted in tnis spirit wherever nn
strictly German interests were Involved. lie
expressed a desire to see the letters the czai
had mentioned. Ho then formulated at length
Germany's complaints against Kussia. The
czar was attentive and promised on his re
turn to St. Petersburg to better inform him
self on the. question * on which these com
plaints were founded and to arrive at decis
Sr. Pr.TKUsiiuun , Nov. 22. It is not eon.
iidered in political circles here tlmt the interview -
terview between Hismarck and the czar at
lierliu will lead to a modification of tin
policy of either Russia or Germany. It is
believed , though , that it may contribute tr
the maintenance and strengthening of the
friendship between the two emplros , providet :
both respect mutual political independence
and both are desirous of maintaining peace.
PA my , Nov. 22. Hrissou had an interview
with President Grcvy to-day and told him the
crisis in relation to the presidency uppeurei
to be without remedy. The president uskci
why. HrlsMin replied that it would be pain
fill to explain. The reason was universally
apparent. Ho reminded Grevy that at tin
Independent meeting lie had maintained tha
nobody was entitled to demand that tin
president should resign. He was still of tin
mime opinion. "Tho president alone , " addei
Hrlsson , l-wns entitled to raise the question. '
Colonel Hopping' Siilislled.
LONDON , Nov. 22. Gladstone has written :
letter to Colonel Dopping , apologizing for th
inaccurate statements ho had made concern
ing him In reference to the occurrence n
Ciwocdore. Ireland. He says ho did no
mean to impute to Colonel Doiping | the ns
of a loaded ritle. Colonel Dopping is satisllci
with the apology and has withdrawn his at
tiou against Gladstone' .
Impugned Gladstone's Voracity.
LONDON , Nov , 22. Snundors , in n special
al Nottingham to day , declared' that Ghu
stone's statements that the murder of Coi
stable Whcohin was a put up case , was a
absolute lie. Gladstone , he said , was at on
end of the chain mid Patrick Ford tit th
CJrpvy Advised lo Ite-slgn.
PAIII ! , Nov. 22. M. Leroyer confcrrc
with Grevy to-day and advised him to n
sign. Grevy , after the interview wit
Leroyer , consulted M. Do VON , M. Fouchci
De Cariel and others , but all his efforts t
secure the formation of ; \ ministry prove
A Sensational F.\ioso.
HKIII.IN , Nov. 22.The Cologne Gazette hn
caused a sensation by the statement tin :
the czar , in ids recent interview with Princ
Hismarck , learned ho had been deceived I
regard to Germany 'H policy by a furgcd lottc
purporting to bo from Prince Hisnuirck. Th
letter is supposed to bo the work of Orleani :
intrigues , _ _
LONDON , Nov. 22. Two thousand croftci
on the Isle of Lews have commenced a can
paign to exterminate the deer in the fores
They nllego tlmt 0OW crofters are Marvin
who ought to bo living on the land noi
given up to deer mid that In adopting the !
present course they are actuated by sheer in
Vow CaiHi > rous Colin.
HCIII.IN , Nov. 22. Ur Franck dined wit
tit" crown prince today and found him cnjoyin
a hearty meal ajid in good spirits. Tapeblai
asserts that Prof. Virchow discovered ver
few cancerous cells in the dit > cirt''t'ed ! ' matte
from the prince's larynx.
Trafalgar Sqnaro Itiotcra On Trlu
LONDON , Nov. 22. Hums , thy socialist
leader , and Gr.iham , member of parliament
arrested Sunday , the 18th inst. , for partlc
paling in the Trafalgar square Hot , were a
ruigncd to-day and after some testimony tli
case was adjourned ,
ilolm I/M VorcfKii Jaunt.
MAXI-IIKVITU , Nov. S1 } . John L. SulHva
iv.ichod hero to-day. Crowds greeted him :
the depot und escorted him to Ills hptcl.
Ml. . . '
. . J.os'iiv.N , Nov. 22. ICx-Kuiprctis. Eucnie '
critically ill ut Amsterdam. . ' , . '
Tvn > I iiKAi > 1 Kb
The Attorney General Delivers an
Opinion on the Subject.
WHO ARE BONA-FIDE PURCHASERS
Their ItlgtitH nnd Those of Settlers
With lloNpoet lo Vorfoltcd
Tracts Action to lie
Taken at Unco.
The llnllronds and the People.
AV\SIIINIITON. Nov. 22 , Animportnntopln-
ion by the attorney general on the construc
tion of sections II , 4 and 5 of the act of March
3 , 1SS7 , passed , "To provide for the adjust
ment of land grants made by congress to aid
In the construction of railroads , and for the
forfeiture of unearned lands , and other pur
poses , " Is made public to-night. The opinion
Is given In reply to questions asked by the
secretary of the interior. In substance , It is
as follows :
The first section of the act named directs
the adjustment of grants ; the second section
provides for the restoration of title to the
United States where the lands have been
erroneously certiilcd or patented to the rail
roads ; the third section is "lhat if , in the
adjustment of said grants , It shall
appear that the homestead or pre
emption entry of any bonn lido settler has
been erroneously cancelled on account of any
railroad grant or withdrawal of public lands
from the market , such settler , upon appli
cation shall be reinstated in all his rights and
allowed to perfect his entry by complying
with the public land laws , provided that he
has not located another claim or made un
entry in lieu of the ono so erroneously can
celled ; provided also , that he did not volun
tarily abandon the said original entry , and
provided further that if any of said settlers
do not renew their application to be rein
stated within a reasonable time , to be fixed
by the secretary of the interior , then all such
unclaimed lands shall bo disposed of under
ho public land laws by which , priority of
Ight is given to bonu fldo purchasers of
said unclaimed lands , if any , and
f there bo no such purchaser , then the bona
Ido settlers living thereon. " The question
submitted under this section was , "What
class of purchasers is referred to by the ex-
iression bona lido purchasers of said un-
laimed lands ! " The rights of the several
classes to the lands referred to in the section
lire successive in the order stated therein.
The lirst in right is the homestead or pre
emption settler , whose entry has been
wrongfully cancelled. If he elects to assert
"ids right , and has not been disqualilied by
locating another claim , or making another
entry in lieu of thut'erroneously cancelled ,
bis right is absolute , and the successive
right of the icmninmg two classes cannot
; ittach if he lawfully asserts his claim.
If he fail to claim the land , or is disqualilied
inder the act , the right of the second class of
_ > ersons , who are the bona llde purchasers of
the land unclaimed by him , attach and Imvo
precedence over the third class. The bonn
llde purchasers here referred arc those who ,
without knowledge of wrong or error , have
purchased from the railroad company lands
which have been previously entered by a
pre-emption or homestead settler , whose
entry has been erroneously cancelled , mid
which laud the pre-emption or homestead
settler did not elect to claim after recovery
by the proceedings prescribed by the second
section of the act.
The second question was : "Can the de
partment , after the adjustment of the grant ,
issue patents to purchasers of such land be
fore said hind has been reconveyed by the
road or title recovered by judicial proceed
ings i" In reply to this the attorney-genera ]
Until lands shall have been legally deter
mined to belong to the United States , the
right to issue patents under the fourth sec
tion does not arise. If patents should issue
under the fourth section before reconveyance
or judicial recovery under the second , and
proceedings should then be instituted to can
cel the patent issued to the railroad , in tin
case of a decision adverse to the government ,
two patents would be outstanding at the tame
time for the same land.
The third question was : "Thetifth scot lor
of said act provides that where a railroai
company has sold lands not conveyed to 01
for the use of such company , nnd where sucl
lands are , for any reason , excepted from tin
operations of the grant of sail
company , it shall bo lawfu
for a bona fldo purchaser therco
from said company to make payment to tin
United States for said land , and thereupoi
the patents shall issue to said bona tide pur
chaser. " The question submitted under thi1
section is , whether the proviso last quoted i' '
conllned in its application to hinds within tin
primary granted limits , or whether it nppliei
to lands within indemnity limits of which tin
company had made selection , but which Inn
not been approved. The attorney genera
The first section of the net in the use of tin
word "grant" must have necessarily in
eluded both primary and indemnity limits ii
the adjustment , as it was doubtless intendei
that the adjustment should bo a full and tlna
one. The protection afforded and the red res
granted the settler by each nf the sections i
fully as important in indemnity as in prinmr ;
limits in order that the remedy bo adcqunt
to redress the wrong. The word "grant , " ii
the fifth section , must bo construed to include
as it does in preceding sections , both primar ,
ami indemnity limits.
Upon receipt of tno opinion Secretar ,
Lnmar directed the commissioner of the gei :
ernl land oflleo to proceed at once and with a
much dispatch as possible to unjust all luni
grants under the act of March 3.
Cutting Dressed Hoof Hates.
CHICAGO , Nov. 22. The freight agents o
east-bound lines to-day cut the tariff o
dressed beef , hogn and sheep to corrcspon
with the reduction made by the Grand Trun
yesterday. The latter road to-night got ou
u new tariff , making still further rccluctio
to Hoston and New Knghind points of .1 }
cents per 100 pounds , the rates in refrigei
ator cars now being -tT e-ents nnd common -I
cents. The American roads will meet thi
Pennsylvania's 1'cncc Committee.
Pirrsiintn , Pa. , Nov. 22. Governor Heave
to-day appointed a committee to wait upo
the president and request him to Ineorporut
in his next message n suggestion relative t
legislation looking to a settlement of the it :
tenmtional difllculties by arbitration. Thi
committee was appointed in pursuance of
resolution adopted at the recent " Pence
conference in Philadelphia.
S.UHTOCH , N. Y. , Nov. 22. An unsuccesi
ful attempt was made to burglarize the Hall :
ton Spa National bank by two uuknow
thieves last night. The night wutehmu
noticed n man loitering around the buildinj
He summoned aid and gave chase to thieve !
capturing one of them. The other escaped.
The Sunken Scholton.
LONDON , Nov. 22.--An improvised Ugh
ship lias been placed ovcrthosunkcnstcainci
W. A. Scholten. The sea is so rough the
divers have been nnublo to explore the wrecl
The hull will probably bo blown up. Th
survivors of the disaster huvo passed resoh
tlons expressing gratitude to the people c
Dover for the kindness shown them.
Granting the I'opo Temporal Powei
PESTH , Nov. 22. An address to the peopl
voted by the Catholic assembly of. Hungar
favors the granting of temporal power to th
] > opo. H.ls feared that the address will mak
a bad impression in' Italy. .It is likely the
the ministry will make some explanation 'o
tb.osubject to'Italy , . . ' . ' . . "
THI : SOUTH iux ; UTKS.
IloportN That They Are Off Their
llosorviitlon Trouble 1'oarod.
Dixvrn : , Col. , Nov. 22. [ Special Tele-gram
to the llii : : . ] Considerable feeling Is being
made manifest regarding the southern Utes
and several communications have been re
ceived by persons In Denver lately , express
Ing Indignation at the uncontradlcted report
that the southern Utes were off their reser
vation and slaughtering game in the moun
tains of Colorado. When the treaty was
made with the confederated bands of Utes It
was agreed to furnish them with n specified
amount of provisions such as beef , Hour , bak
ing powder , etc. It Is believed that the sui > -
ply of beef Is insuftlelent and must bo very
short or the Indians would not bo out hunt
ing , ns It Is well understood by those familiar
with the Indian that ho will not , us a rule ,
hunt , while his wants are well supplied.
Governor Adams received a letter to-day
from Durango containing information regard
ing tills matter. The governor will probably
take steps to notify the Indian department of
the situation and thus try to avoid another
expensive campaign. Several prominent
state militia men at the state house to-day
saidVo : are ready to go in nnd make a
clean finish of this Indian business. As long
ns they remain in Colorado without n restric
tive civilizing process , so long there will bo
Adjutant General West when spoken to
upon the subject said : "There have been
several letters received at tills oftleo regard
ing the Ute-s and 1 think we will have to give
them an overhauling yet , unless the general
government moves them out of the state. "
The letter received by Governor Adams
was quito bulky and seemed to bo of some
Importance. In his quiet way the governor
said the letter contained sensational matter
but refused to divulge its contents. The
probability is that trouble with the southern
Utes is not far distant.
TIIK IjOYAIj Ii. SMITH CASK.
It is Hevlved Hy the Arrest of Hal-
Cnicvno , Nov. 22. [ Special Telegram to
the HKI : . ] Theold story of Loyal L. Smith's
Omaha store venture was revived In Judge
Prcndergnst's court to-day by a motion to
have Deputy Sheriff Hurke ordered to show
cause why ho should not be attached for con
tempt of court. Some mouths ago D. 1C.
Tenney commenced suit against Ilnlman
Lowy , who bought out Smith just before the
alter skipped to Canada. The suit sought
.111 ae-covnting with Lowy. Fearing that
Lowy co ntcm plated leaving the state , Tenney
: o-duy secured n writ of no cxnt to keep
ilm here. Lowy is u defendant in n con
demnation suit before Juilgo Prendorgast ,
uml it was while he was in attendance on the
L-ourt that ho was taken into custody by Dep-
ity Sheriff Hurke. The writ of no exnt
called for 75XM ( > bonds. Lowy at once em
ployed counsel , who brought the maUer be
fore Judge Prendergast. After bearing ar
guments the court ordered Lowy to be re-
'eascd , and said that ho should not bo rear-
I'ested unless he attempted to leave the state
liefore the conclusion of the case in which ho
, s u defendant.
Minnesota Prohibit ion 1st s.
MiNNKM'in.is , Nov. 22. About two hun
dred people nttented the state prohibition
convention to-day. Plans for the next cam
paign were adopted. The rcjiort of the com
mittee on resolutions was in the nature of an
address to the people. Tlio resolutions de
clare that voting is a duty , neutrality a polit-
e-ul crime. The evils of the liquor traffic have
reached a magnitude Slmt threatens the
foundations of the government. The corrupt
use of money to control legislatures is the
gravest problem in the history of the coun
try. The saloon has entered both parties
republican and democratic and now rules
them both. High license and local option are
declared failures. The entire prohibition of
saloons is the principle in law and ethics , and
the prohibition party pledges its co-operation
and influence in the prosecution of all
measures needful for the protection of the
home from tho.drink curse. Resolutions
endorse inter-state law , labor and farmers'
organizations and temperance work of
Knights of Labor. There is also a clause
favoring reduction ol tariff on necessaries.
An Kssiy on Immigration ,
Nr.w YOIIK , Nov. 22. [ Special Telegram
to the HII : : . ] At a meeting of the Academy
of Political Sciences last evening at Colum
bia college , Prof. Richmond M. Smith read a
paper on immigration. > The continuance ol
uimlgration was not needed , Prof. Smith
thought. Then1 were , ho said , about l."ilD- , ( ) )
0K ( ) persons in the Unitl'd States who were
of foreign or mixed parentage. This vvw
nlxmt III per cent of the entire population.
If wo include the southern negroes , two-
fifths of the population consisted of person *
who could not be strictly classed as Ameri
cans. Although some good might bo pro
diieed by the infusion of.new bloodwe should
reali/e the extent to which immigration hail
been carried. Illiteracy hud been increased
by recent immigration. sWe hud now reached
a positionho said , where we no longer needed
Commissioner Column's Yiows ,
LvNfi.vii , Mich. , Nov. 22. Commissioner o
Agriculture Column , in a long address to tin
National grange this forenoon , said the worl
of his department had nearly stumped oil' '
pleiiro-piicumonla and olcomargerino frauds
Each state ought to have experiment station !
and distribute seeds. Ho was opposed to tin
commissioner of agriculture having u pluci
in the cabinet because the department shouh
bo free from politics.
The following officers were elected
Worthy master , Pat Harden , Mississippi
overseer , Joseph Draper , Massachusetts
lecturer , Mortimer Whitchoud. New Jersey
steward , X. X. Charters , Virginia ; assistan
steward , . ! . H. Hale , Connecticut ; chaplain
A. J. Hose , Texas.
Florida Jones Hunted.
Dr.TWilT , Nov. 22. Kx-United States Sena
tor Jones , of Florida , who for some unex
plained reason has sojourned in Detroit fo
two years past , is practically u beggar upoi
the streets , and but for the charity of i
friend would be without food or shelter to
night. Ho has run through all his mono ;
and completely exhausted his credit. Lead
ing members of the democratic party , ns wel
as high church officials and others , have re
peatedly urged him to go homo to Florida
but ho will not do it. His utiud is undoubted ! ;
For Nebraska : Fair vveuther. slowly rislni
temperature in western portion , slightl ;
colder in eastern portion , light to fres.1
winds , becoming variable.
For Iowa : Colder , generally fair weather
with cold wave , fresh to' brisk northerl ;
winds , diminishing in force.
For Eastern aim Central Dakota : Generally
ally fair weather , colder in southern portion
colder , followed by slightly warmer wcathc
In northern portion , light to fresh vuriubl
The Pnclllc Commission's Report.
NEW YOIIK , Nov. 22. [ Special .Telegran
to the HER. ] The Pacific railroad commis
sion will finish writing its report and go ti
Washington sometime this week. Member
of the commission for several days have hai
the Pacific railroad magistrates buzzlni
around them ns Hies revolve around a mo
Sparks For Congress.
CCNTRAT.IA , 111. , Nov. 22. [ Special Tele
gram to the BEE. ] It is believed hero tha
General Sparks will seek re-clectjon to congress
gross from his old district next year.
Designated n Public Depository.
WASIIINUTON , Nov. 22. The secretary o
the. treasury to-day .designated the Natlonn
Hank of .Commerce qf ICilnsaa City , Mo. , ]
depository of. jmbluMnoneis. . . " . " , '
'in > PT i TP iivpTr * ITO n t ni
lilt SI Alt RtSIS ITS lASt ,
Oloso of the Prosecution lu the
THE DEFENSE TO BEGIN TO-DAY.
V Woman at Col fax Suiters n Horrible
Death While Lighting n Lamp
Nntc Italnshnrjjor's Trial
The Prosecution Closed.
Sioux CITV , la. , Nov. 22. [ Special Tele-
Tiun to the Urn. ] The new turn nlTuirshnvo
liken In the Arensdorf case is a general sur-
iriso and has become the principal theme of
onversation mid speculation in the city. The
story told by Mrs. Josephsou , substantially
is reported In these dispatches yesterday , Is
liseusscd freely In all Its various phases ,
omingns It did so unexpected , being In its
mturo so direct , positive and damaging to
\rcnsdorf , Many are inclined to hesitate
mforo forming an opinion us to the merits of
hu testimony until later. However , it must
> c admitted that n very largo proportion of
hose consulted by your correspondent be-
ieve the testimony to be true. Mrs. Joseph-
son proved to bo u most interesting witness ,
n her statements she was straightforward
md the most trying and severe cross-exam-
nation failed to break the weight
of her direct evidence , while many believe
t only strengthened it. Among other
liings she testified to having known Arena-
lorf about live years ; knew nlso Paul
deader , Harry Shennan , Hismarek , Harry
i'eters and had seen Rev. Haddock. This
icing the case , she was in the best possible
losltlon to distinguish the various actors and
conspirators in this great tragedy. And
what she knew she was able to state in a
manner carrying great weight. She was
watching to sco what Hismarck and the
Towd were going to do while waiting for her
nisbaiid to return from an errand.
Honjamin Joscphson , the husband of the
foregoing witness , also testified in substance ,
is follows : "Saw a man on the crossing
coming from towards the Columbia house ;
saw u crowd on Dinen's corner ; saw Arens
dorf mid Peters step out nnd meet the man
on the crossing ; saw Arensdorf lire * a re
volver and the man on the crossing fall. "
After examining Murico KosnitskI , a
laughter of Hismarck , the state rested its
case.Tho defense will begin the examination of
ts witnesses in the morning.
Hnrned to Death.
COI.FAX , la. , Nov. 22 , [ Special Telegram
to the HII : : . ] Mrs. Albert Martiudalo met n
horrible death hero by burning Saturday
night. She attempted to trim a lamp while
It was burning and ono of the pieces of the
Imrning wick fell upon her dress , setting lire
to her clothes and enveloping her in llames.
She ran out of doors , but thereby encouraged
the lire tlie more and was so frightfully
Inirned when rescued that she died soon
after. Her husband , who was near by , ren
dered helpless by rheumatism , was compelled
to witness her suffering wliile unable to
An Insnno Man Cnptnrod.
Dr.M'in , la. , Nov. 22. [ Special Telegram
to the Hr.E.J An insane man was found
wandering around in the vicinity of this
place yesterday. His strange actions alarmed
ths neighborhood , and he was brought to the
city for examination. Ho is a broad-shoul
dered fellow , with long , ( lowing black Imlr
and beard and unusually red face. Ho is
thought to bo French , His words are tin-
A Dos Moines ritizon's Loss.
Di > MOINIIH , la. , Nov * . 22. [ Special Tele
gram to the Hm ; ] W. .T. Rodenbnugh , of No.
1IU1 ; Walnut street , is 110 poorer than lit
was a week ago. He had thai amount , to
gether with a mortgage contract and a ledgei
in a tin box at his home. It was intact n
week ago and had not been disturbed , but
when ho went to look for them recently thej
had disappeared , leaving no duo lo the theft ,
Xu o Itiiinstmrircr's Trial.
MAitr-iiAi.i.-iowN , la. , Nov. 22. The seconi
trial of Nate Ruinsburgcr , of the famous
Hat-din county gang , for complicity in the
murder of Knoch Johnson , November 11) )
Ihs-l , began this morning. To the surprise 01
everybody a Jury was secured before ad
Inurnment this evening. The first trial o
Nnto and the trial of his brother Frank wen
both conducted here' , and Frank was con
victcd and is now serving a life term.
An Insurance Ccrtlllcnto. Hovokod.
Dr.s MOINK-I , In. , Nov. 22. [ Special Tele
gram to the Uii : : . ] State Auditor Lyons Inn
directed the attorney general to prepare tin
necessary papers revoking the certilicati
granted to the Continental Lifo Insnrunct
company , of Hartford , Conn. , to do busines
in the state.
Thrown From the Tnuk nnd Killed.
HOONI : , In. , Nov. 22. As Mrs. R. L. Cass !
away was walking on the trestle of the Chi
oago& Northwestern , ono milo west of Doom
to-day , she caught her foot in the rail in sucl
a manner that she could not extricate her
self. A train of coal cars backed up am
knocked her off the trestle , throwing her ti
the ground , about thirty feet below , killini
AX INHUMAN WKKTCH.
A Chicago Itruto Causes Ills Stop
Son's Death Ity Heat Ing.
Cnic.uio , Nov. 22. August Hat/.ka i
looked up at the West Chicago avenue polic
station for killing his step-son , Max Oilman
eleven years old. The latter came homo las
night after n three months' absence am
Hntzka whipped him unmercifully with i
strap , which had a buckle on it. The bo ;
was found dead in his bed this morning will
his face and bodv covered with the marks o
the strap , it appears that Hutzku continuei
to ply the strap on the boy after the little fel
low's moans had bccomo imperceptible. II
desisted only when the neighbors interfere !
and threatened to summon the police
Hatzka is thirty-five years old and an em
ployo in a furniture factory. His wife , thi
boy's mother , is dead.
The .Toilet Insurance Case.
Joi.ir.T , 111. , Nov. 22. John Lambert and J
M. Hishop , president and secretary rcspcc
tively of tlio Lambert & Hishop Wire Fenc
company , testified in the sensational Insur
mice case to-day , denying Supcrintcnden
Whyto's story , and the defense rested it
case. It will go to the Jury to-morrow.
A Non-Partisan School Hoard.
ST , Levis , Nov. 22. An election for a ne\
public school board was hold hero to-day am
resulted in a sweeping victory for the eltl
zcns'ticket. The democrats did not put can
dldutes in the field , but practically cndors
the citizen's ticket.
Killed lly n Fast Kxpress.
SANDWICH , 111. , Xov. 22. The fast cxprcs
to-day nt Sornanuuk struck a carriage con
tniningJohn Hose , nn old settler , und hi
daughter Lillian. Miss Rose was instantl
killed and Mr. Rose dangerously injured.
Suicided in Ills Coll.
LAXCABTKU , Pa. , Nov. 22 , Henry Kocli
nged fifty , tin inmate of the Lancaster count
prison awaiting trial on the charge of obtaiii
ing money under false pretenses , committe
fculcldc tbLa morning by
OMAHA'S OIIAXCKS GOOD.
( right Prospects For Getting the Na
tional Itopuhtloan Convention.
NKW YOIIK , Nov. W. [ Special Telegram to
he HUR. ] A number of the executive com-
nltteo of the national republican committee
nivo been seen In reference to Omaha's offer
or the next convention. Senator Paddock
ins been active In pushing Omaha's claims
nnd has urged every argument likely to in-
luenco favorable action. No decision will
10 made until the meeting of the entire com-
uitteo at Washington on the day congress
Senator Tom I'latt was seen to-day by your
'orrespomlent and spoke encouragingly of
Omaha's chances. The chief objection urged
s the possible luck of hotel facilities. A
strong effort will bo made by the Now York
tie-labors on behalf of Saratoga , while Chi-
ago's claims will bo vigorously pushed. A
imminent republican editor to-day ventured
he prediction that the convention would not
ic held five miles distant from Lake Mich-
gun. Onmhr. should make clear her ability
o handle the crowd which will certainly bo
n attendance if she hopes to secure serious
FOHKST AXD PKAIItIK FIUKS.
Great Damage Helng Done in Arkan
sas and Mississippi.
ST. Loris , Nov. 22. Reports of forest mid
irnirlo fires come from all directions except
he north and give accounts of coansiderablo
lestruction of property. The bottom hinds
if the Okaw and Hig Muddy rivers In south
western Illinois mid the prairies In many
inrts in the same section arc ahlurc. In
southeastern Missouri and Arkansas , between
ho Iron Mountain road mid the Mississippi
Ivor , the swamps and lowlands have been
lurned out und the whole country filled with
smoke. As far west as Hot Springs thu
Ires have devastated farms and burned resl-
lences and outbuildings on the east side of
the Mississippi river. In Mississippi much
valuable property has been destroyed. From
: he Indian territory come reports of great
iruirio fires. Thousands of tons of liny , great
nmnlitics of farming implements mid largo
numbers of cattle have been burned.
McMi'iiif , Tenn. , Nov. 22. Forest fires in
; his section continue to rage with unabated
fury and arc doing great damage. All steam
ers on the river are from twenty-four to
seventy two hours behind time , owing to the
dense smoke which prevails and prevents
Lhem from running at night.
CAIHO. 111. , Nov. 22. The woods arc on llro
for a radius of fifty miles in every direction
from this place , but no dainiigu beyond a few
fences and a little nngathered corn lias been
experienced. The smoke from the burning
forest is very dense and interrupts nuvugu-
of the river to u great extent.
KNIII.KWOOD , N. J. , Nov. 22. At Henaoum
n largo brick block , which contained several
stores , biiriiod this morning , causing u loss
of * 1KOUO ( ) ; insurance , $4:1,1101) ) .
TUIUMPII FOK TIIK TYPOS.
Lending Chicago Finn Concedes
Cnifveio , Nov. 22. The striking printers
scored u point to-day. S. A. Shcppnrd & Co. ,
one of the largest printing firms in the city ,
notified the union they had decided to accept
a compromise at the nine hours work and
nine hours pay offered. Sheppard Si Co.
were members of the Typothetao organiza
tion of employers of printers which was
lighting the union.
Most oil * Trlnl.
Nnvv YOIIK , Nov. 22. Most , the anarchist ,
was placed on trial in the court , of general
sessions to-day on n charce of Inciting to violence
lence by inllummatory speech a week ago
last Saturday night. He is defended by
Counsellors Howe and Ilummoll , nnd Assist
ant District Attorney Nicoll conducts the
prosecution. The work of getting a Jury was
begun and progressed very slowly , us the
men called so far expressed decided preju
dice against anarchy in general , and Most in
particular. When court adjourned there
were eleven Jurors in the box.
WINOXA , Minn. , Nov. 22. A passenger
train on the Chicago , Milwaukee & St. Paul
road , due hero at Ilia , in. , is reported five
hours late. It is rumored a serious accident
has taken place.
Ciuc\no , Nov. 22.In answer to inquiries
made by the Associated press representatives
at the office of the superintendent of the St.
Paul road in Chicago , that official said the
only advice's received hero concerning the
delay to the train were to the effect that
there had been no accident. He understood
that the elevator at Wliionu had been burned.
and the debris falling across the track had
stopped traffic temporarily.
Nr.w YIIUK , Nov. 22. [ Special Telegram
to the Hr.i : . ] Arrived The Circassian , from
Glasgow ; the Nevada , from Liverpool.
HA.Miimn , Nov. 22. Arrived The Rugia ,
from New York.
Soi'TiiAMi'TON , Nov. 22. Arrived The
Pcnnland , from Now York for Antwerp.
Qrir.NsTO\vx : , Nov. 22. Arrived The
Ncssmorc , from Haltimoro.
AMsTr.niiAM , Nov. 22.- Arrived The Xaan-
dam , from Now York.
Niw : YOUK , Nov. 22. Arrived Tlio Elbe ,
Hloody Fight For a Girl.
Wii.Kr.MiAiiui : , Pa. , Nov. 22. JackGilmoro
nnd Ed Demiison , miners , fought u desperate
prize fight at Luzerno borough , n mining vil
lage , Sunday. The fight lasted ono hour ami
ten minutes. When the fifty-fourth roune
was called , n constable arrested both men
Hoth men were terribly punished. The quar
rel was over a girl , the daughter of a mining
boss. The physician who was culled to attorn :
Dcnnison last evening says that he may die.
HOSTON , Mass. , Nov. 22. Early this morn
ing , George Ryder , of Hrooklino , Mass. , and
"Slippery" Hrcen , of Chicago , fought , twenty.
live rounds with bare knuckles in this city
The tight was stopped by the referee at thr
end of the twenty-fifth round on account ol
the interference of the spectators. When
the twentieth round was finished both men
were covered with blood.
An Old Soldier Itiirned to Death.
VANcofvmi , W. T. , Nov. 22. This morn
ing the dwelling of Patrick Clancy burned
Ho and his wife perished In the ( lames
Clancy was sixty years old and had Just retired
tired from thirty years' service in the United
Now York Dry Goods Markrr.
NNW YOIIK , Nov. 22. Though more quiet
in general demand because of nominal stocks
and the production well sold ahead , the cot
ton goods market was. very strong at the hit
A Presidential Appolntmont.
WASHINGTON , Nov. 22 , The president to
day appointed Tom Wall , of Oshkosh , Wis. ,
to be special agent to make allotment elands
lands in severally to Indians.
An American Ship ( iocs Down.
LONDON , Nov. 22. The American ship K
F. Weaver , from San Francisco Juno 11 foi
Ouecnstown , was sunk by a collision will
the British stoamcr Palinurus al Folkstom.
Capital Stock Increased.
KANSAS CITY , Nov. 22. [ Special Telegram
to the Hr.R. ] The stockholders of the Kansa'
City National exposition to-nigi.t decided tr
Incretiso the capital stock to flW,000 ant
issue 200,000 , in bonds.
A WoW In Otllco.
LONDON , Nov. 23. Sir Henry .Druwir.oni
Wolff lias been appointed llriUsU minister al
Teheran , ' '
TO BE HANDED DOWN TO-DAY
The Decision Propnrocl In the Polloo
A NEWTRIAL FOR NEWTON PURDY
I'lio Slayer oiTIInt Xorrls to Ho ( Jlvcy
Another Chiuico. A $ ! , ( ) ( ) ( Iturg.
Inry al Fremont Other
To Ho Uondorcd To-Day.
LISTOI.N , Nob. , Nov. ' > ) . [ Special Tele
gram to the Hr.t : . ] It Is stated on ( rood mi-
: hnrlty tluit the supreme court 1ms Its dc-
islon prepared In the suit to determine thu
lowers of the Omaha tire mid police commls-
sion and tlmt It will bo given to the public to-
V Fremont Clothing House Hohhcd.
Fiir.MONT , Neb. , Nov. 22. [ Special Tcle-
: ram to the Hii : : . ] The clothing house of
r.oenlrich it Noreen of this '
, eity , 'us burglar-
red hist night and nearly $1,000 worth of
clothing , furnishing poods and Juwelry
stolen. The burglars entered the baek door
by cutting out a panel with ehlsols , then
rawled through and removed a largo Iron
iar securing the door. The oflleers Imvo
teen working on elnes all day , lint nothing
lellnlte has been found yet , The supposition
s that the guilty parties live in or near the
_ _ _
Newton Purdy Crnntod a Now Trial.
DAKOTA CITY , Neb. , Nov. 22. [ Special Tel
egram to the HII : . ] Judge Crawford held
ils last eonrt hero to-day before the oxplra-
; iou of his term. A new trial was granted
Newton M. 1'urdy , charged with the murder
of Clint , Norris , in Homer , last March.
Died lly Her Own Hand * .
Fiiir.s-n , Neb. , Nov. -Special [ Telo-
? ram to the liti : : . ] Coroner Parker arrived
iiero this forenoon and impaneled a Jury in
the case of Mrs. Kate Spears , who was found
deud hero yesterday. The verdict brought
in was that she- came to her death by strang
ulation by her own hands.
CIJKIOUH HILI/FOH DIVOKCK.
A Nebraska AVonuin's Appeal For
a Legal Separation In Chicago.
Cmc.uio , Nov. 22. [ Spevlal Telegram to
the Mm : . ] A curious bill for nullity of uinur-
riago contract was Hied in the superior court
to-day. The bill is as follows : Mary L.
Hurehoss , otherwise called Mary L. Crumb ,
otherwise called Mary L. Carringford ,
against Charles G. Crumb , criminally per
sonating Charles O. Carringford , and pretending
tending to bo the husband of the said Mary
L. Hurehcss. Complainant says she is the
daughtcr'.of Kdward II. Hurchess , of Hrovvit-
villc. Neb. , and has resided in Illinois for
three years. On September 7 , 1 S" > , she and
defendant , Charles O. Crumb , criminally
personating Charles O. Carringford , were , in
form of law but not in effect , married at Mil
waukee and lived together until about March
1ft , IhMl , when , she says , she discovered the
marriage to bo null and void and ceased to
live with him ; that the marriugo took plneo
under the name of Cnrringford ; that Crumb
was personating another of good character
und repute , and that ho dropped the niiino of
Crumb and took that of Carlngford for the
purpose of fraudulently concealing n former
marriage , which Btill exists. The nnmo of
Crumb's former wife is Kftio I ) . Crumb ,
and she says they were married on Juno 10 ,
18S4. She therefore nsks for the annulment
of the marriage contract.
STIKS TilK > 1 UP.
The Hiirliiigton'H Fust Train Plan Excites -
cites Ilio Oilier Koails.
CntrAoo , Nov. 22. Hepresentatives of all
the roads extending west from Chicago and
St , Louis to the Pacific coast i.iet this morn
ing at the oillce of Chairman Abbott , of the
Western Passenger association. The meet
ing was called to discuss the action of the
Hurlington road in declaring that it would
Inaugurate a fast train service from Chicago
lo the Missouri river and Denver December
4. This contemplated move did not meet
with the approval of some of the other lines ,
which would in all likelihood have to follow
Milt , so u meeting of managers was resolved
on. Chairman Abbott said that the morning
session partook of the nature of an informal
conference. The managers broke up into
knots of two and three and discussed the sit
uation. The meeting lasted from 11 to 1
o'clock , when au adjournment was had until
later in the afternoon. It may take several
sessions to arrive at definite conclusions.
Sad CAM ; of Hydrophobia.
CniCACio , Nov. 22. Uruno Meullor , head
of the printing llrm of Mueller & Co. , of this
eity , is suffering from hydrophobia and his
ca o presents some features which make It
peculiarly interesting as well as sad. In Juno
last Mueller and bis ten-year-old son were In
a saloon in the neighborhood of bis residence ,
The boy btvan playing with a small dog that
had strayed into the place. The dog bit thu
lad on the hand , and while attempting to
rescue his son from the animal's nttnek the
father was also bitten. Six weeks Inter the
boy died , and bis physician had no hesitancy
in pronouncing the case ono of well
defined hydrophobia. Last Saturday the
father was stricken down with the same dis
ease and is to-day suffering untold agony.
Four prominent physicians and friends of
Mueller are constantly in attendance to earo
for him in his spasms. Mueller reall/.cs his
condition and is , during lucid intervals , dis
posing of his properly.
Later Mr. Mueller died about noon In
A Itcnr-Kml Collision.
Si'iiiNGFini.n , 111. , Nov. 22. A rear-end
collision between two freight trains on the
Chicago & Alton railroad , near Sherman ,
eight miles north of this city , occurred at an
early hour this morning. Two locomotives
mill seventeen freight cars , with their con
tents. were destroyed , being totally burned
up. The loss is from 10,000 to jr.0,000. No
lives were lost and nobody seriously Injured.
Hljj Damages Demanded.
Niw : YOIHC , Nov. 22. Mrs. Mary Seymour ,
nf Illinois , who was tin own from the plat
form of a car on a Lake Shore ft Michigan
Southern railroad train at Dunkirk. N. Y. ,
In IbNi , and who was crippled for life , has
begun suit in the United States circuit court
against the road for (2 * > , ( x > 0 damage * .
NKW YOIIK , Nov. 22. Judge Wallace , of
the United States circuit court , has decided
on appeal that L. II. Kogrrs , who was bonds
man for Signal Service Ofllccr Henry W.
llowgato , who absconded from Washington
In April , 1SS2 , with flttl.OOO , must make
good the amount of the bond , & 12.00U ,
SIUHON , Pa. , Nov. 22. A coal miners'
btriko involving MX ) men , with the proba
bility of extending to 1,000 more on the line
of the Shcnango & Allegheny railroad , has
been Inaugurated at Stoneboro , Grove City
and Carver mines. The men demand un ad
vance of 9 cents per ton.
Fatal 1'Uplohlon of fins.
HOSTOX , Nov. 22.Hy an explosion of gas
In Cunningham Hrothurs1 bicycle room to
day Jlvo persons were hurt , two cf them
Illslmp Itedell Growing ; AVorsc.
( | .IV : J.AJI , O. , Nov. 22.-Hlshop Hodoll s
MUCKS has been complicated by an nltaclt o (
pneumonia ; and his condition is
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