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THET OMAHA DAILT BEE ; SUNDAY , DECEMBER ; 18 , 1887.-SIXTEEN PAGES ,
EQUIVOCATING ON THE TARIFF
President Olovolnncl'o Monsago
\ : Written to Please Now York.
A PROTECTIONIST ASTONISHED.
The Committee on Hulcs Dakota nnd
the Democrats A Mormon Hellenic
. Other Bits of GoKnlp From
WASHINGTON BunnAU TIM : OMAHA BRB , ) ]
GUI FOUIITF.ESTII ST. , , V
' Ono could hear the echoes from his foot
falls Iu any part of the cupltol to-day. Net-
1 thcr house of congress was In session and
' few members of the senate wcro about their
Beats. Senator Allison was with the senate
committee on finance , explaining his bill to
prohibit undervaluations In Imports , while
Mr. Dorsey , of Nebraska , was paying n visit
to S | > cakcr Carlisle , who was in his private
room fixing up his committees. The speaker
nnd Mr. Dorsey are the wannest' personal
friends. They have lived nt the same hotel
for two or three ycarsoften , go to tlio theater ,
nnd their wives hold joint receptions.
TIIK SrCAKBIl'O I'KHI'I.U.VITV.
Speaker Carlisle is tlio busiest man In
Washington. -ould not seem u very hard
thine for ono to do , this making up of about
forty committees , " in view of his long expe
rience nnd personal acquaintance , but when
.one reflects that ho has 4'i.j men to select
'from nnd that nearly everyone is asking for
places of aspccillo nature , and thousands of '
outside iwoplo nro writing , wiring and going
to him personally , nnd that ho must take Into
' consideration most of these requests nnd sug-
BCstlons , it will bo seen that ho has much to
conjure over. He said to day that ho would
announce the committee on rules when the
liouso meets on Monday , and it is understood
that it will contist of the speaker as chair
man , which is usual , and Messrs. Randall of
' Pennsylvania. Mills of Texas , Reed of Maine ,
and Connor of Illinois.
' coxnnr.ssioNAi. roiincAST.
When the committee is announced there
CVmay bo some squabbling over propositions
.Which are to be presented to it for consldera-
' , tlon. The principal of the.se is the require-
, 'lnent that the committee on appropriations
c. shall make all of its report before March.
pome members would reduce the time to the
' 1st or middle of February. This would , if
I > 'adopted ' , enable the house to get all the np-
/ qpropriations out of the way and have r. clear
deck for miscellaneous business by April , ut
, , Jtho farthest. Heretofore the committee has
j ' Jhcld buck Its report till May or Juno for tlw
' purpose of controlling legislation , ns bills
from that committee have the right of way
' 'and can push all others off thu floor at any
.time. It Is probable that after the commlttco
nn rules is unxouuccd there will be a call of
Iho states and territories for un introduction
, Of bills. But there will bo no work of im
portance by congress till after the holiday
recess. The senate on Monday will un
doubtedly concur in the Joint resolution
passed yesterday by the house , providing for
? ndjouriimcnt for the holidays on Thursday ,
-l > thu li'id to Wednesday , January 4.
DAKOTA AND STATUHOOl ) .
, , ' , "Delegate Gifford said to mo this afternoon
tlio effort which will bo made by the Dcmo-
" crats in the house to admit Dakota as n whole
. jto statehood , was born of bad faith and
iV would avail nothing.
"Wo prefer to stay out of the union , " said
j' jhc , "to coming In us u whole. Wo prefer di
vision on nn cast and west line to statehood ,
because thcro is no sympathy botvyeeu the
taorth and south portions of the territory. I
presume the house will pass u bill to admit
Iho whole territory as a state , but further
" legislation by congress will bo required , ns
.the democrats would not glvo us a complete
.enabling act. Thu senate bill offered by Mr.
. , Harrison in the last congress will again pass
' Wiat body , providing for division and the ad-
fnissloti of the southern half , and I prcs'inlo
" Iho thing will end there , ns the senate ought
pot to bo a party to the imposition of the in-
' | ustico the democrats in the liouso propose. "
' T1IK DVIM'LYMALK LAND CASKS.
, . . Secretary Lamar to-day rendered n dccis-
Ion "in the case of Alvin Dye vs Lenno E.
.SPlyniule , involving a quarter section of land
'in tlje Grand Island district. The decision
of 'tto ' land commission is approved with
' . The secretary holds that the
ndnnt should bo allowed to make new
t'ideation. ; her filing having expired , she
bo permitted to submit such proof , show-
compliance with the law , within sixty
\ after notice of the decision.
TUB I'HKSIDKNT AND TIIK TAHIFF.
President Cleveland is straddling tlio tariff
rjuostion. A deinocraticmeinber of congress ,
who represents a tariff protection district ,
fcvent to him to-day nnd pointed out why ho
Could not vote for the rail leal reforms recom-
znendcd In the message to congress. Ho
COultl not , ho said , vote for free wool. The
president was a good deal exercised at the
Interpretation made of his language and tak
ing out his message , informed the member
that thcro was nothing in it which contemPlated -
\ Plated free wool or free anything else , that
r only "tariff reform" was Intended , nnd
, that nothing very radical was expected. The
hrcsldcnt said that ho had been almost forced
By the people in New York to write the mcs-
.Bttge ho sent to congress , nud that if the party
r Under the dome would pass any kind of a
t tariff bill it would satisfy him. The member
was very much astonished at thu president's
i Apology and explanation.
THIS CUUTA1N DIIOPS.
Miss Lucy Horton , who exhibited symp-
y.toms of insanliy nt a theatre on Tuesday
night , was committed to the asylum this af-
Jcrnoon. She Is suffering from emotional In-
Insunity nnd was tukou over In thu police
\ UTAH MUST IICFOIIM HKI'.SELF.
I I asked Representative Bynum of Indiana ,
.jibIs afternoon , whether ho believed the liouso
" Would pass u bill admitting Utah to the union
of states at this session. Mr. Bynum can
. lvo u very good reflex of the sentiment of
ho house , as ho is one of the most active in
its party. Ho saidNo : , I do not think
u Utah will come into the union of states for
f probably a number of years , and I will toll
, you why. The demand for admission to state-
need is inudo by tlio Mormons , and thcro is
Behind It a deep laid Mormon trick. I have
fjio doubt the Mormons would very readily
consent to have a provision in their constitu
tion declaring polygamy to bo a crime and
! ' . nrohUiHlng.lt In the state , but they very well
Itnow that suoh a provision In the constitu
tion , unless it is backed by moral sentiment
nnd force , would bo perfectly idle , und with
out effect , A constitutional provision is not
self-acting or self-enforcing. .A state coiihti-
tutiou cannot fix a penalty fora crime , Thcro
must bo enactments by the state legislature.
Of course , ufter Utah became a state , al
though it declared in its constitution
ngulnst polygamy the legislature uud affairs
ofthostato wcuUr bo in the liand.s of Mor
mons nnd polygamlsts and they would refuse
rfto pass laws to1 carry out thu provision in
, thpir constitution. Tills would make all th6
requirements and provisions of congress n
"dead letter. Utah must pnrgo herstlf of her
tins before she can hope to bo u state. She
must show that she is able to reform herself
and means to bo fitter as a state than a terri
tory before'I would bo willing to vote for her
change of condition. "
At'this point iu the conversation Mr.
Brookenrldge , of Kentucky , who is ono of
> the oldest and most Influential democrats iu
the house , was asked by Mr. Bynum if ho
did not take the same view of the .situation.
Mr. Breekenridgo said : "You are right in
your diagnosis of the case. There Is just one
vruy to overcome the objection , nnd that is
for congress to adopt Randolph Tucker's pro
posed amendment to the constitution of the
United States making polygamy n
< * Crime in any part of the unhn
and giving the federal government
and courts jurisdiction. This will enable the
r government to fix the penalty and enforce the
Jaw , "
* To this Mr. Bynum replied : "Tlio sugges
tion not only meets my approval , nnd 1 have
i 90 doubt it would bo indorsed by the majority
Q ( the liouso. but I urn afraid if this provision
jnu. made , Utah would not agree to come lute
thu union of states. "
Mi's , Bolva A. Lockwootl says It Is not
likely that her new party wjll put.a ticket' in
tlio field. Its principles are similar to those
of the George party , abd-shy docs not wanttc
Interfere with that. A meeting is to bo held
1 in Februnry. '
N" Mrs. Cleveland lias sixsnttbeveaU nulotlj
t the wh lie house. No giiesU are visiting
her nud none are expected. Tlio lady pf the
white house Is resting In.anticipation of the
busy oftlcinl social season. The president
nnd Mrs. Cleveland will likely attend the
Baltimore charity bull on the evening of the
yth of January.
Ruprcftenlntlvo Glover , of Missouri , an
nounces that ho will Introduce n bill author
izing government supervision of the tele
graph system through the Inter-Blnto com
merce commission. This is what the tele
graph companies want , ns it will practically
be no supervision at nil.
Some three years since the secretary of the
interior referred to the court of claims thu
case of Vann and Adnir ngalnst the Osage
nation , being n claim of ? tSOl)00 for nllcgod
attorney services In defeating the ratification
by the senate of what was known as the
O agc-Sturgcs treaty of ISOS. These parties
charged n fee of p tO,000 for their services
and received fiO.UOO on account , claiming the
balance of llbOK)0. ( ) The court of claims has
decided the case in favor of the Osaijo na
tion , holding that the attorneys had already
received sufficient remuneration and that
further payment for such services was
against public policy , The Interesting fact
wns developed In the cnse that the Osagcs
nre probably the richest nation in the world.
They number about 1,600 persons , own 1,000.-
000 acres of valuable land In thu Indian tcirl-
lory and have over fO.OOO.OUO to their credit
In the treasury on which they receive 5 per
cent interest. Besides this they have n good
claim of over half n million against the
United Stnles for tlio proceeds of Osugo
ceded lauds. l'inur : S. HKATII.
Denver and the Southern I'nclllu.
WASHINGTON , Dec. 17. The hearing of the
cnse of John H. nnd H. H. Martin , of Denver ,
ngalnst the Southern Pacific railway com
pany nnd the roads controlled by It , alleging
violation of the long and short haul clause of
the inter-state commerce law , was continued
by the Inter-state commerce commission this
morning. Klmbal , general freight agent of
the Union Pacific road , and W. G. Clements ,
admitted that greater fi'cight rates wcro
charged between San Fr.iuclsco and Denver
'than between San Francisco and Omaha ,
and Justified it orrDfio ground that the Cana
dian Pacific company being a competitor for
tlio business to Missouri river points , com
pelled the Union Pacific to make a reduction
in favor of these points. Tlio Canadian Pa-
ciilo being without the Jurisdiction of the
commission , the defendants claim that , un
der the circumstances , there hns been no
violation-of the law. Martin. In hi.s testi
mony , stated that the discrimination wns
made in the interest of Kansas City.
WASHINGTON" , Dec. 10. [ Special Telegram
to the Br.i : . ] The following pensions wcra
granted Ncbraskatis to-day : Mexican war
Henry Rex , Liberty. Increase Lorenzo D.
Wood , Johnstown.
Pensions for lowans : Minors of Vincent
Crabb , Collins ; widow of William Judd ,
Drcsco ; Margaret , widow of John Delven ,
Oakland Mills ; Martha A. " , widow of John
K. Bennett , Leon. Mexican war Elvira ,
widow of John Slattcry , Viuton ; James A.
Bailey , Bcnton Port. Original Robert Pat
ten , Newton. Increase Isaac Merritt ,
Vcron ; Charles Harrison , Cromwell : Will
iam Noyes , Mondamin ; Nathan Remington ,
Webster City ; Abrain R. Parish , Hills-
borough ; Edward Coulter , Cedar Rapids ;
James W. Bailey , Sheldon ; John Diehl , Os-
ceola. Reissue Elliott McDowell , Angus.
Restoration and increase Albert Bersby ,
WASHINGTON , Dec. 17. [ Special Telegram
to the BEK. ] The extension of leave of ab-
scnco granted Lieutenant Colonel George H.
Forsyth , Fourth cavalry , October C , has been
further extended seven days.
The president has accepted the resignation
of First Lieutenant Charles F. Roe , to take
effect January 31 , 1SS3.
Samuel R. Broadbcnt and Henry W. Weis-
cadhts os the fourth class , United States mil
itary academy , have resigned
General Qrdcr No. 77 , issued yesterday ,
modifies the limits of that portion of the mll-
ttiry reservation of Ft. Totten , Dak. , lyingi
within the Devil's Luke Indian reservation.
Captain Victor Briuret. assistant surgeon ,
now on sick leave , is relieved from further
duty in the department of Dakota ,
Ten colored infantry recruits are ordered
for assignment to the Twenty-fourth infantry.
Tlio leave of absence granted , on account
of sickness , to Second Lieutenant Robert G.
Proctor , Fifth artillery , October 15 , is fur
ther extended two mouths.
Thirty recruits luivo been ordered to the
Department of the Missouri for assignment
to the Twenty-second infantry.
A Decision By Miildrow.
WASHINGTON , Dec. 17. 'Acting Secretary
Muldrow , In response to a letter of inquiry
from the commissioners of Indian affairs , has
decided that under the provision of the allot
ment act confirming to religious societies or
other organization's occupation of laud for
their use for religious or educational work
among the Indians , they may have not to ox
eeed 100 acres In each tract at various loca
tions occupied by them ut the date of the act ,
or such less quantity as the necessities of
their work may.requiro. He also holds that
thcro is nothing in law prohibiting the de
partment from setting aside for the tom-
[ wrary use of such societies or organizations
not to exceed 100 acres on Indian reserva
tions for the purpose specified , though they
niajTmay not have been iu occupancy of laud
at the date of the passage of the act. This
occupancy , however , is made subject to the
] > lcaffcrc of thu department.
A Dinner to Ksmoiide nnd O'Connor.
WASHINGTON , Dec. 17. Senator McPhcr-
son , of New Jersey , gave a dinner to-night in
honor of Sir Thomas G rattan Esmondo and
Mr. Arthur O'Connor. The other guests
wcro Secretaries Latnar and' Whitney ,
Colonel Lament , Senators Iiigulls , Hawley.
Beck and ICenna , and Speaker Carlisle and
Representatives Brcckcuridgo , Collins , Mc-
Adoo und Springer.
IllKulns * Successor.
WASHINGTON , Dec. 17. Secretary Fairchild -
child has decided to appoint Perry C. Smith ,
of Now Jersey , as chief of the appointment
division of the treasury department In place
of Eugene Biggins , resigned. Smith is a
cousin of tlio secretary , and at present holds
the position of disbursing clerk of the post
Acting Secretary ol' Wnr.
WASHINGTON , Dec. 17. The president has
designated Brigadier General MacFcoly
commissiary general of subsistence , to net ns
secretary of war , during the absence of Sec
WASHINGTON , Dec. 17. Carl W. Scim was
tp-day appointed postmaster at Willlngford ,
Emmet county , la. , vice Edmund M. Kries ,
A postoftlco has been established at Poson ,
Howard county , and Adam Lcrkowski up-
Dakota Tin Mines Sold lo nn Kngllsh
RAI-ID Cirv , D.ik. , Dec. 17. [ Special Tele
gram to the BUG. ] Captain David Cook left
last night for London , having 'Just consum
mated a purchase , of the Steven Tin Mining
company's property for nn English syndicate ,
The price paid is unknown but W3.000 has
changed hands so far. The property is in the
HHi City mining district , twenty miles from
Rapid City. Cook will return In March and
superintend the erection of largo reduction
works. A smelter will probably bo orcctci !
An Illinois Man Drowned.
Giicr.Nvii.i.1 ! , Mass. , Doc. 17. Thomas
Fitzgerald , who came hero from El Paso , 111 ,
a few days ago to work on the government
fleet near here , was drowned to-day.
Piiovinuxcc , R. I. , Dec. 17-Ira Payne to
day completed his COO shots , fifty yards dis
tance , with a pistol , making a grand totnl o ;
S.2T9 out of a possible 0,000. or 107 more thai
F. , E. Bcunott recently made.
Board of Equalization. '
. The members of .the city council met lasi
nlght'as a/board of equalization. Voryllttli
business was transacted.
THE : LABOH FKDEHATION.
Final Adjournment Token After the
Adoption or Important Resolutions.
BALTIMOIU : , Dec , 17. The convention of
the American Federation of Labor this morn
ing took up the consideration of the re | > ort of
the committee on resolutions. A resolution
introduced by Mr. Block , delegate from the
Baker's ' union , denouncing the actions of the
police In various cities interfering with meet
ings nnd the tendency of the authorities in
some sections to curtail the constitutional
rights of the people and Insisting that the
spirit of anarchy a displayed by the authori
ties should bo condemned by the working
people , was the subject of n prolonged de
bate. It was vigorously opposed , by a few
conservative delegates , but was finally
passed after the words "unlawful oppression"
had been substituted for "anarchy. " A
resolution was adopted advising the work-
liismun to guard more carefully their con-
stltutlmial rlphts nnd to foster a spirit of in
dependent political action. The Blair edit- *
catlonal bill was Indorsed. A protest
against the reduction of the Internal reve
nue tax on tobacco was approved , us wai
nlso a protest against the proposed'extra
dition treaty with Russia. Sympathy wns
expressed with Ireland. An effort wns made
to have tlio convention pass a resolution pro
testing against nny reduction In the tariff on
raw materials , but It was not successful. The
eight hour bill now under consideration by
congress was warmly endorsed , nnd ufter
thu adoption of a few minor measures , the
convention adjourned sine die. - " . , ' j
PAID FOU IHOII VANITV.
One Woman llccovors n Verdict For
Writing Another's Autoblrtjjrnphy. '
WATHUTOWN , N. Y. , Dee. 17. In the cir
cuit court hero recently Abi Jackman , u young
authoress , sued Mrs. Hnnnnh Perkins , aged
about fifty-five years , for $1,500 , claimed for
writing the hitter's life in the form of 'a ro
mance to be published under Mrs. 'Perkins'
name. Mrs. Perkins wished to rival Mari
etta Holly , so that the impular author'could
not walk by her "with her head up. " Tlio
best lawyers of the county wore engaged on
both sides , nnd the interest In the case was
widespread. The jury rendered n verdict to
day for the plaintiff for ? l,0as.75.
ThB Vli'sliiln Dcht.
RICHMOND , Va. , Dee. 17. The finance com
mittee of the general assembly held a special
meeting to-day to hear W. L. Royall , coun
sel for the foreign bondholders , on the debt
question. Royall asked that all notion in the
coupon cases be suspended for thirty days.
saying that during that time ho would use
his best efforts to prevent any coupons being
presented in payment for taxes ; ' that ho
would go to London nnd endeavor toget the
English bondholders to settle upon ternts
satisfactory to the state , and if the bond
holders refused to agree to his proposition ho
would resign his position us counsel. The
sentiment of the committee , as expressed by
nnuy of the members , was that it would bo
isoless for Royall to undertake any ncgotia-
ioiis which departed form the principles of
the RIddlcberger bill. A committee was up-
jointed to prepare a resolution In relation to
ho matter to be presented at a joint meeting
of the committees.
Tlio sub-committco nppointcd nt to-day's
meeting has drafted a resolution to bo sub-
nltted at Monday's meeting. The resolution
s in effect that the governor bo authorized
ami requested to direct the officers of state to
suspend all proceedings ngalnst parties who
have hitherto tendered coupons for taxes
until January 23 , provided the bondholders
shall cease all attempts to force coupons into
: ho treasury and will publish a circular suy-
ng they will not sustain tax payers tendor-
ng coupons for taxes in the Interium. The
resolution concludes by declaring that the
state will pay no more than the amount fixed
by the Riddlcberger bill.
An Embezzling Messenger Captured.
ST. PAUL , Deo. 17. The young man ar
rested in Springfield , 111 , , yesterday us Will-
am Clark is without doubt John II. Webber ,
, ho embezzling express messenger of the
Northern Pacific Express company. . .Webber
disappeared from St. Paul , November 7. Tlio
nmount which ho had stolen was then nn-
lounccd as $5,000. Since then it has been
earned that his thefts amounted to $33,071.
't is said that Webber wns accompanied by a
, 'oung woman known as Carrie Dudley.
To Protect Horse Importers.
CHICAGO , Dec. 17. A meeting of horse-
jrccders , held hero to-day , formulated n bill
exempting importers from liability for past
infractions of the tariff law as recently con
strued , requiring duty upon all breeding ani
mals not kept by the importer for his own
uso. The amount of money involved is large.
A committee was appointed to select a repre
sentative to present the bill to congress and
urge its passage.
The "Weather To-day.
For Nebraska : AVarmcr , followed by light
rain or snow , light to fresh wiuds , becoming
northwesterly nnd fresh to brisk.
For Iowa : Slightly warmer , fair weather ,
followed by light rain or snow , light , to fresh
southerly winds , increasing in force and be
coming colder northwesterly on Monday.
For Dakota : Snow in the northern portions
tions , fair weather followed by snow in
southern portion , wanner , followed by colder
weather , light to fresh variable winds .be
Sleeping Car Company Suit.
CHICAGO , Dee. 17. An important bill in
chancery was filed iu the United States
circuit court hero to-day by the Pullman
Palace Car company against the Wngnor
Palace Car company and the Lake Shore &
Michigan Southern railroad to prevent in
fringement of Pullman's patents on vestibule
Steel Works Closed.
PiTtsnuiio , Dec. 17. The converting ,
blooming and rail departments of the Edgar
Thompson steel works closed to-day. It is
understood that the rail mills' suspension , is
for an indefinite period , but , that ttq .other
departments resume ufter annual 'rcp'airs.
The shut down throws several thousand men
Out of employment.
Fast Time Acrostt the Ooenru
Nr.w YOIIK , Dec. 17. The steamer Etruria ,
which reached Qucenstowu to-day , made , the
fastest cast-bound trip on record , her time
from New York to Fast net being six days
nud two hours. Tlio same steamer hns tlio
fastest west-bound record s'ix ) * . days five
hours and thirty-four minutes.
The Robinson Jury DisajfVees.
BOSTON , Dec. 17' ' Thls.ovcniucj tlio jury in
the trial of the noted Mr.s. Robinson , charged
with the poisoning of her children , reported
that they were unable to ngrco aud were
Fit nerd I of Mr * . Geticral.IHlslin. ;
FOIIT McKiNxr.v/Dec. / 17. [ Special- Tele (
gram to thu BnK. ] The body of Mrs. Gen
eral James Brlsbln , who died hero on Tues
day morning last , has been temporarily itj-
t erred at Buffalo. The funeral was the
largest over seen in this part of the country.
Voorhees on the Revenue.
INDIANAPOLIS , Dec. 17. Senator Voorliecs
in the course of an interview to-day , said lo (
should not favor any reduction of the tax on
spirits. Ho might , however , bo willing to
repeal the tax on tobacco , except cigars ant
cigarettes. Voorhees says ho stands on the
democratic platform of 1SS and thinks Presl
dent Cleveland has departed from It. In re
ducing taxation , Senator Voorhces would en-
( leaver to guard the labor interests nitd pro
teet thorn from competition with cheaply paid
competitors. In alluding to free trade the
senator said : "A great many people use the
term free trade without knowing or caring
what it moans , Free trade means no tariff
tax ; ft means abandonment of custom houses
and resort to dlreet taxation of the states
Under such a system Indiana's proix > rtioi
would bo 19,000,000 or 110,000,000 a year , I
don't think anybody wants to try tho.oxperi
mcnt iu this or any other stato. " t ,
Internal Kcvenuo Collections.
Mr. Ballentine , the internal revenue col
.lector , took in | 7S00.03 , for the Ualtcd.Statc
coffers yesterday , . . ' . . . . ?
HE IS NOT TlltTJEV , BROWNS ,
The Now York Man a Victim of
MASONIC DOIN&S AT HASTINGS.
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A Farmer's Deliberate Suicide Fire
at Tecnmneh-rtt lown Grave
llohbcrn IndloUKl A Won-
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Sorvls Is Ndt'-'BrnwiiH. "
CKNTIIAL CITTT , Neb. , Dee. 17. [ Spocliil
Telegram to the lien. ] Scrvls , brought hero
> y Plnkorton's dotcctlvc , proves to bo not
ho man wanted. Tne-partlcs where Browns
topped when hero say u mistake hns been
undo , and a great many people who know
Browns saw-tho man Scrvis to-day nnd nro
onlldeut no Is not Browns. The man who
cashed the draft was it tall , quite beavy-Hct
nan , nnd Sorvis Is under medium height nnd
veighs about 10 ! ! pounds. .Everybody admits
i resemblance between the two faeos , but
ho difference In height nnd build Is BO
striking that there Is little doubt that Scrvis
s not the person wanted.
A Press Club Organized.
NcmiASKA CITV , Neb" , Dee. 17. [ Special
o the Bun. ] A number of newspaper men
representing all the local and n largo number
of metropolitan papers , met last evening nt
ho Press ofllco and formally organized the
Nebraska City Press club. The following
ofllecrs wcro elected : President , H. L.
"Wood ; vice president , Charles Copcnlmvrcj
secretary , A. G. Agnew ; treasurer , E. U.
Darnell. The club starts out with n good
nembership and bright prospects , nnd with
ho encouragement of the best citizens of
Nebraska City. Elegant club rooms hiwo
The High Priests of Masonry.
HASTINGS , Neb. , Dec. 17. At the session of
he Grand Order of High Priesthood of the
Masonic order of Nebraska ycstci-daya com
mittee was appointed to draft appropriate
resolutions of respect to the memory of H.
J. Nicodemus , of Fremont , and Henry L.
Strongof Kearney , who died since the last
annual session. The following officers and
ncmbcrs wcro elected : Albert Hastings of
Lincoln , president ; James A. Tulloys , lied
21oud , vice president ; Frank E. Hullard ,
iforth Plattc , recorder ; James Tyler , 'Lin
coln , master of ceremonies ; Frank E.
Young , Ouster , conductor ; John D. Moore ,
3 mud Island , herald ; Cliarles A. Holmes ,
rccumseh , steward.
The following named gentlemen wore nd-
nlttcd ! Hugh G. Clark , Omaha : CharlesM.
A'illiams , Fremont ; Julius L. Young ,
recumseh ; Hurrous H. Begele , Beatrice ;
Icnry D. Boyden , Grand Island ; Berca M.
Willsoy , Blair ; Charles Bond , Crete ; Alvin
S. Marsh , Rod Cloud ; Edwin C. AVcbstcr ,
rlustings ; John G. Frosser , Edgar ; Hobcrt
E. French , Kearney ; William W. Wright ,
3tue Springs ; John -F. Kutz , Plum Creek ;
ruliusF. Halo , York tThomas G. Bees , Me-
Cook , and George S.-Blshpp , Ashland.
Fire at Teciunsch.
TECUMSKH , Dec. 17.T-Special [ totho ; Bnn.J
Last night at 8 otalook the house of G.
Virosinan was burned 'down , catching flro
'rom the fluo. The furniture was nearly all
saved. Loss , $1,000. * ; J' ' ( '
J. J. Taylor , groccr.nas'sold out to Messrs.
Regnior & Sharp , of St. Joseph , Mo. , they
paying nil the creditors. , ,
Perkins County Democrats.
GIIANT , Neb. , Dec/17. [ Special Telegram
to the BEE. ] The democrats of Perkins
county met nt thisjiliica.tp-day to organize
the party for the new1 i < 3unty. The demo-
; ratio majority In ttiotcoitnty is something
like two hundred and cyouty-fivc.
Said to Have Skipped.
GIIAXT , Neb. , Dec. 17. [ Special Telegram
: o the Bin. : ] D. H. Clark , town lot agent of
the Lincoln Land company at Venango , Is
said to have absconded. Ho leaves many
fi fends sorrowing for his return in the sum
of about § 1,000.
A New Enterprise.
NKIIIIASICA CITV , Neb. , Dec. 17. [ Special
Telegram to the Bii : : . ] Pitz & Young , who
opened a largo book bindery hero some time
ago , will also commence the manufacture of
[ > apcr on a largo scale on Monday and give
employment to a number of men. They have
Invested a large amount of capital iu the new
A Farmer Suicides.
NKLIOH , Neb. , Dee. 17. Harvey W. Dan-
nor , living on a homestead fifteen miles west
of hero , came to town Thursday , purchased
strychnine at ono of the drug stores , placed
It in n glass of whisky and drank it down.
Ho died an hour after , although physicians
tried in vain to save him. Ho leaves n wife
dying of cancer of the breast and six little
Iowa Supreme Court Decisions.
DBS MOINES , la. , Dec. 17. [ Special Tele
gram to the Bii : : . ] The supreme court rend
ered the following decisions here to-day :
John D. Moore vs. George Held nnd
Thomas Bowman , appellants , and others ,
Boone district. Modified.
State of Iowa , appellant , vs. Charles Col
lins , DCS Moincs district. Ueversed.
H. W. Templin & Co. , vs. Chicago , Bur-
llngtcui & Quiney railroad ct al , appellants ,
Henry circuit. Reversed.
Dowagay Manufacturing company , ap
pellants , vs. G. C. Gibsou , Wright district.
McCormlck Harvesting Machine company ,
apnollant , vs. Knut & Jacobson , Story disj
W. J. Cantollon ct al , vs. the Dubuque &
Northwestern Railroad company , appellants ,
Dubuque district. Opinion by Hoovers. Af-
flrmcd , Attains taking no part.
State of Iowa vs. Fred Ward , appellant ,
Woodbury district. Afllrmed ,
Jacob' Hinson Jr , 'appellant , vs. Sarah
Bailey ct al , DCS Moincs district. Afllrmed.
James Evnnstaff , appellant , vs. Louisa
county , Louisa district. Affirmed.
State of Iowa vs. John O'Brien , appellant ,
Chlckesaw district. Afllrmed.
Charles Hull , appellant ; vs. Byron P.
Balrd , Vanburcn Beck dissents.
DCS Moincs Street Hallway company vs
D.OS Moincs Broad Gauge Street Railway
company. In a supplemental opinion the
court Buys : "A petition for a rehearing has
been llled in these cases and was fully argued
at the last term. Wo have ro-oxninlned t'io
case nnd conclude that the petition for a re
hearing must bo ovcmijRd , , It Is proper ,
however , that wo shourd $ K > \ in order to prevent -
vent any inlsconstructibn of our opinion , that
It was not o'ur lufentfowtfllhold , uml it is not
h'cld , that the crfy is precluded by the ordi
nance under wliIch.'Alio.iplaintlff is acting
.fromnvnlllngltself . of/nny , improved street
railway to bo operatedbYHothcr , than animal
power , if reasonably" necessary to meet the
puljie wants. Wo did SOP ) regard such ques
tion as iu the cases and on that wo expressed
no opinion. " This endyioloug ) contest bo-
twcen the rival street ? car companies of this
eitv , giving to the old ( aarrpw gungo the ex
clusive right to the > lrcets.it , was on till its
franchise expires , so far us horse power is
used. ' " .
i > ' "
A Minn on Fire.
DBS MOIXKS , la. , Dec. 17. [ Special Tele
gram to the BEK. ] Mine Inspector Stout re
turned to-day from Boonsboro , where ho
had closed the Sherman inluo for violation ol
the state law. Ho rojwrts.that the Milford
mlno , near that place , is on fire from f pontn-
neons combustion. At Just advices the tire
had uotbecn controlled.
An Iowa Man. Suicides.
CHICAGO , 111. , Doc. 17. Levy H. Guyo , sup
posed to bo u cattle dealer from Walnut , la. ,
was found dead in a room at the Dowllng
house , 137 South Canal street , late last eve
ning. Ho was dressed iu a light brown suit ,
over which was worn a black and gray mixed
suit of blue and a white striped call/ * ) shirt
.and no collar , button shoes and rubbers. .Ho
came from the union depot yesterday mom
In * , nnd crossed the .street to the Dowllng
liouse. The proprietor noticed that ho was
toll , probably six feet , slim , with sallow com
plexion and light brown hair , cut short. Ho
registered ns L. H. Guye , leaving vacant
space In the residence column of the book.
Ho gave his valise to the clerk null asked
for a room , saying that ho was tired
nnd would go to bed and sleep nwhlle. Ho
left no order to bo called. Juot ns the clerk
was ready to show him up stairs ho changed
Ills mind und decided that ho would have
breakfast before retiring. After a hearty
incnl ho went up to his room. No ono went
to the door of his room or near it throughout
the day. About 9 o'clock hist evening the
proprietor concluded it was time to call his
lodger nnd sent the clerk to awaken him.
No uifSwer came to heavy raps on the door.
The clerk came back nnd half an hour later
went up again. The failure of repeated at
tempts nrouscd the landlord's ' suspicions nnd
with the clerk and u man who happened to
lie In the ofllre ho went to the door about
11 : ! ) and battered the door down. Guyo was
found lying on the bed with h fearful wound
In the mouth , dead nnd cold. By his side lav
a Smith i % Wesson 83-cullbra double notion
revolver. How long he had been dead no ono
could tell. Though the hotel had been full
of guests all day , no ono had heard n pistol
report. A patrol wagon was summoned nnd
the body taken to the morgue. From papers
found upon him ho is supposed to bo a mem
ber of 1C. of L. local assembly O.G.Vi nt Wal
nut , la. On his person was found a ticket
from 1'acitte Junction to Indlanoln , la. , nnd a
memorandum book. In this under the date
of December 10 , Is nn entry which may glvo
the cause of Jhe suicide. It rends : " 1 want
to say nt > w that I nm not guilty of everything
I rm accused of. " The coroner was notified
ottho finding of the body und an inquest will
be held UMay.
Tlio Ornvo Kobbers Indicted.
DBS "MoiNES , In. , Dec. 17. [ Special Tele
gram to the Ben. ] The three men who wcro
caught In the act of grave robbery at Mitch-
ellsvlilo yesterday were indicted to-day by
the grand jury nnd as the evidence against
them is very direct , itIt expected that they
will bo sent to the penitentiary for the full
extent of. the law. Public indignation
against them runs very high.
A Celestial A'isltor.
GLEN-WOOD , la. , Dee. 17. [ Special to the
BEE. ] A very brilKant meteor , which lighted
up the country for quite nodistance , fell re
cently in this .viehiity , with a report like n
dull explosion. Tlio earth was perceptibly
jarred.for some distance round. No trace of
whore it struck has yet been found. The jar
awakened numbers of people.
Congressman Weaver's Father Dead.
ATCUISON , Kan. , Dec. 17. A. Weaver ,
father of Congressman J. B. Weaver , of
Iowa , and a pioneer of Michigan , Iowa nnd
Kansas , died here to-day , aged eighty-four.
Fire at Nortliwooil.
Dus MOIXES , la..Dee. 17. Fire nt North-
wood , Worth county , this morning destroyed
business property valued nt $14,000. The
principal losers nrc : J. M. Henderson , hard
ware nnd saddlery , 5(1,000 ( ; Gordon & Emery ,
drugs and groceries , $3,500 ; Central hotel ,
Chicago PropnringFor tlie Convention
CHICAGO , Dec. 17. Milward B. Adams ,
who for several years has been manager of
Central Music hall and who has also had
charge of Theodore Thomas' " business hero
nnd managed many other important nmusc-
nieiit enterprises , hns accepted the position
of manager of the new auditorium which is
now being built here and which' will be used
for the first time when the republican na
tional convention meets there in Juno. The
auditorium will not be used for nmusemcnts
until nbout a year from now. Adams leaves
for Europe next week on business connected
with the now enterprise.
Given to the Jury.
Pa. , Dee. 17. The case of Wil
liam Showcm , who has been en trial for sev
eral days , charged with having murdered his
two grand children , was given to the jury to
night. During the closing hours of the trial ,
Stephen Showers , son of the accused , testi
fied in reference to letters which his father
had written him from prison , asking him to
swear falsely so as to clear the old man. The
sou said he could not take n false oath even
to save his own father's neck-
The Irish National
The following letter was seceived yester
day by Thomas Fitzmorris from the treasurer
of the Irish National league , acknowledging
the receipt of the money collected in this city
in behalf of the organization :
DBTUOIT , Mich. , Dec.I. . Dear Sir : Your
very welcome letler of tlio 9th instant is at
hand with New York exchange for 81,240.70 ,
is at hand , which I have placed in the anti-
coercion roll of honor fund. While noting
with great pleasure the generous nnd timely
contribution of $1,000 ( including above ) from
the Hon. J. A. McShane , I trust you can
fuvor mo with the names of the other sub
scribers. We have a handsome certificate to
send out and I believe our countrymen will
preserve them ns a memento of the uneven
struggle- . Hoping you will find an oppor
tunity to convey my warmest wishes to all
contributors , I remain
very faithfully yours ,
ClIAUIiS : O'RKILLY ,
Treasurer I. N. L. of A.
Mr. Fitzmorris states that ho has n litt of
the names of all thfc subscribers to the fund
nnd in compliance with Dr. Hellly's request
will forward the same to him immediately.
This afternoon tho'leaguo will hold a meet
ing nt St. Philomcna's hull , Ninth and
Howard strccty , at which M. V. Gannon , of
Iowa , , will speak nnd J , T. Moriurty deliver a
discourse on Grattnu. The subject of Fecur-
ing the nwrt convention of the Irish Na'.Ionol
Lenguoof America , for Omaha , will be dis
cussed. , _
Articles of Incorporation.
W. T. Pennlngtonwooii , David H. Walker ,
Harry H , Miller , Louie Nccso und Harry W.
Hewitt , of Omahntnnd Abram A. Brubakor ,
of StuartNeb. . , filed articles of incorporation
with the county clerk yesterday of "Tlio Self-
Healing Sad Iron company , " with Omaha ns
the principal place of business.
The Orchard Hill Terrace Building associ
ation is the title of nt > incorporation , tlio arti
cles -of whieli wore also fllrd yesterday. The
gciicral nature of the business to bo transac
ted by the association Is the acquirement and
salo.of real estate. The amount of capital
stock Is lOfUOU.- . P. Davis , Henry Creigh-
ton , David Kaufman und James A. Brown
nro the fijcoijiorators.
JMtectlyK ol' a iJonrd of Survey.
A board of survey has been appointed to
meet nt the headquarters of the department
of the Platte , nt 10 o'clock a. in. , on Monday
thu-19th > unt.'to'tonmlno into , report ujwn
nnd fix the responsibility of the loss of cer
tain publia'prdpcrjy for which Second Lieu
tenant L. D. Creche , Seventh infantry , is
accountable , ns.A. A. CJ.M and acting ordin
ance officer at the Bellevue Kiilo range , dur
ing , the pa > t target season. The detail are :
Major Henry , Ninth . cavalry , inspector of
rifle practice. "Major Baker , pay department ,
United States army. Second Lieutenant
Kcnnon , Sixth infantry , aid-dc-camp.
To le Boomed lly Train.
At a meeting of the Omaha Heal Estate
Exchange held yesterday , the following reso
lution was unanimously adopted :
Unsolved , That the secretary , Mr. Cow
herd , bo instructed to canvas * among the
members of the board and also among the
business men of Omaha generally , to secure
subscriptions to the Sussex , New Brunswick
Itccord , and thereby udvertlso and boom
Omaha- through George Francis Train , its as
Mr. Bemis is in receipt of a letter from
Mr. Train , asking that cuts of the various
public buildings bo sent to bo printed in con
nection with an article in the Uecord boom
Tlio following marriugo licenses rrcro
granted by Judge McCullocU yesterday :
Nome and residence. Atrc.
( Ignut * Altm ri , . Omaha. , . . . . . . . 2S
1 AtumUifich , Omaha . < . -'I
j Win. Rosenberg , Omaha . . . . . . . . .20
( Anna.Kovandcr . , Omuha , . . ' , . . . . < . . < . . .23
AN KNGINKEIUNO TIllUMl'11.
The Iinst Spike Drtvrn In the Cali
fornia ft Oregon Uallroad.
ASHLAND , Ore. , Dec. 17. The California it
Oregon railway was completed to-day. It af
fords , for the first time , nil rail communica
tion between the northern nud southern
cities of the Pnciflo coast nnd places under
control of ono railway corporation an un-
broken'llne from New Orleans to Portland ,
Ore. , a distance of 3,000 miles. Special
trains from Sail Francisco nnd Portland
brought large numbers of prominent gentle-
from both states to attend the
ceremony. The party from Oregon
included the governor nnd other
state officers. Tlio California train was
greeted along Its route by crowds of on.
thuslastlc people. Leaving Redding for the
north the heavy train was drawn up the
steep approaches of the mountain by three
engines , reaching Sisson this morning , -1,000
feet above the level of the sea and the base
of Mount Shcstn , which rises 10,400 feet
higher. From hero on the stupendous
character of the engineering difficulties in
the compassing of the Shasta range began to
bo revealed. Ascending the Klamoth range
the railway forms loops , the track itself
rising in tiers , the roaa along this
point traversing eighteen miles in
accomplishing nn nlr line of six. During the
forenoon the Sisklyou tunnel , 8,800 feet In
length , wi\s traversed nnd its companion ,
1,400 fcot In length , ulso was passed through.
This last tunnel delayed the construction of
the road two years. Arrived at Ashland , Mr.
Crocker struck the blows which completed
the rend and simultaneously fired cannon In
Portland and San Francisco. After prayer
by llov. F. ( ! . Strong Governor Pennoyer , of
Oregon , spoke briefly.
Deep Snow in 1'cnnsylvnnin ,
Kiunixo , Pa. , Dec. 17. The greatest snow
of the year fell here this afternoon and nt 10
o'clock to-night In this city its depth was
eighteen inches nnd It is still falling. The
storm is general till over the eastern section
of the state.
The Death Uecord.
CIIICAOO , Dec. 17. J. F. Studebaker , the
youngest of tlio Studebaker Bros. , died this
evening of inllamuinntton of the bowels.
Powderly Still Improving.
SCIIAXTOX , Dec. 17. Master Workman
Powderly's condition continues to improve.
COXOIIUUATIONAI * .
First , Nineteenth and Davenport streets
Hev A. F. Sherrill. D. D. , pastor. Services
nt 10:80 : nnd 7 : ! ! 0 o'clock. Sunday school at
noon. Church prayer meeting Wednesday
evening. Y. P. S. C. E. prayer meeting Fri
St. Mary's Avenue , St. Mary's nnd Twen
ty-sixth avenues Kev. Wlllard Scott , pas
tor. Services at 10 : ! ( ) and 7:30 : o'clock. Hun-
day school at noon. Young people's choir In
the evening. Y. S. I' . C. E. prayer meeting
Monday evening. Church prayer meeting
Bethlehem Chapel , Sixteenth nnd Hickory
streets 1 lev. M. J. P. Tiling , pastor. Sun
day school at 3 o'clock. Sowing school on
Saturday , 10 a. in.
Pnrkvalo Chapel , Twenty-ninth nnd Mar
tha streets Mr. T. H. Taylor , superinten
dent. Sunday school at 3 o'clock.
Third , Nineteenth and Spruce streets Ilev.
A. B. Pennitnan , pastor. Services at 10:30and :
7:30 : o'clock. Sunday school nt noon. Y. P.
S. C. E. prayer meeting Sunday , 0:30 : p. m.
Church prayer meeting Wednesday evening.
Free .Evangelical German , Twelfth and
Dorcas streets Her. F. II.V. . Brutchert ,
pastor. Services nt 10:80 : nnd 7:30 : o'clock.
Sunday school ut 2:30 : o'clock. Prayer moot
ing Wednesday evening.
Cherry Hill , Central park addition Rev.
J. A. Milligan. pastor. Services nt 11 and 7
o'clock. Sunday school at noon. Young
people's meeting at 0 o'clock.
Hillside , Omaha View Rev. II. C. Crane ,
pastor. Services at 10. : tO and 7:30 o'clock.
Sunday school ut noon. Y. 1' . S. C. E. prayer
meeting Sunday evening.
Saratoga Ames avenue and Twenty-fifth
street , Rev. J. A. Millipan , pastor. Sunday
school at:30 : o'clock. Preaching service in
the evening at 7 o'clock.
Park Place , California nnd Thirtieth
streets Rev. M. L. Holt , pastor. Services
at 10:30 : and t7 o'clock. Sunday school at
First United , . Mii North Eighteenth street-
Rev. E. B. Graham , pastor. Public worship
nt 10:30 : a. in. nnd 7:30 : p. in. Sabbath school
Park Avenue United , corner of Parlc avo.
nnd Grant streets Rev. .1. A. Henderson ,
pastor. Preaching by the pastor at 10:30 : a.
in. nnd 7:30 : p. in. Sabbath school at noon.
You are invited.
Southwestern Presbyterian , corner of
Twentieth and Lcavcnworty streets Rev.
D. R. Kerr , pastor. Morning service nt 11 n.
m. ; evening service , 7:30 : p. m. Sabbath
school at noon. You nro invited.
First German , on Eichtcenth nnd Cumlng
strcels Rev. J. G. Schnible , pastor. Divine
bcrvico nt 10:30 : n. m. nnd 7:30 : p. in. At ! i p.
m. on Fourth nnd Center streets at the res
idence of Max Boclnioko. Sabbath school at
1" m. Bible and prayer meeting every Wed
nesday evening at. 7:30. : Germans are in
vited. Strangers are welcome.
North , Saundcrs street Rev. William R.
Henderson , pastor. Services at 10:30 : and
7:30 : o'clock. Sabbath school at noon.
Prayer meeting Wednesday evening nt 7:30 :
Welsh , services hold at 055 North Twenty-
eight streets. Sunday school at U:30p. : in.
Praise service at 7:30 : p. in.
Castollar Street , Sixteenth and Castollur
streets Preaching at 11 a. in. nnd 7:30 : p. in.
by the pastor , Rev. J. M. Wilson. Sunday
school ut U p. m. Young people's union ut
( i:4.- : > .
Westminster. Troicll's Hall. 2700 Leaven-
worth street Preaching by the pastor , Rev.
John Gordon , nt lOiiiUu. in. nnd 7:30 : p.m.
Sunday school at 13 in.
Hamilton Street Hamilton' street near
Lowe avenue. Rev. AVilllain J. Palm , pastor.
Sabbath school at 10:30 : a. m. and 7:30 : p. m.
Sabbath school at 1m. . Wednesday prayer
meeting at 7:30. :
Ambler Place Rev. O. N. Lodge , pastor.
Services at 3:30 : p. in. Sunday school at 3:30 :
Central Unllod , 113 North Seventeenth
street Rev. John Williamson , pastor. Ser
vices at 10io : : a.m. and 7:30 : p.m. Young
people's prayer meeting at 0:45 : on Sabbuth
evenings. All are Invited.
South Omaha , corner Twenty-fifth nnd Q
streets Rev. G. N. Lodge , pastor. Services
at 10:45 : a. in. Sunday school at 13 m.
Presbyterian church , No. 1910 Lake street.
Sabbath school at 3:30 : and prcachiug service
ut4 p. m.
First , corner DoJso nnd Seventeenth
streets Rev. W. J. Hnrshn , pastor. Ser
vice at 10:30 : and 7:4.r : ) . Young people's meet
ing at 7. Sabbath school at 13 m.
First , on Davenport street between Sev
enteenth and Eighteenth Rev. T , M. House ,
pastor. Preaching at 10:30 : a. m. und 7 : 0 p.
in. Sunday school at 3:30 : p. in. Scats free.
Services of Trinity will bo hold at
the corner of Saundcrs and BInnc.v
btrcots Preaching nt 10:30 : n. in. and 7:80 :
p.m. Sunday fcoliool at 2:30 : p. m. Young
people's meeting at 7:30 : ; p.crn. Alfred II.
Henry , pastor.
HnnscomP.trk-Corner Georgia and Woolworth -
worth avenues. Preaching ut lOj J n , m.
nnd 7:30 : by the pastor , Rev. O. M. Brown.
Sunday school at 3:30 : p. m , Young people's
meeting at 0:45 : p. in.
South Tenth Street-Corner of Tenth and
Pierce streets. Services at l'i:3 ' : > a. . m. und
7:30 : p. m. Sunday school at 2:30 : p in.
Prayer meeting Wednesday evening at 7JO. :
T. U. Clcndennlng , pastor.
nCastollar Street M. E.-Corner Nineteenth
and Castellar streets. Sunday school ut 10
a. m. . Preaching at U u. m. and 7:30 p. m.
Prayer meeting on Thursday oveulng at 7:30. :
W. F. Lowe , pastor.
South Omaha M. K.-J. H. Eddlobudt , pas-
tor. Preaching service every Sunday morn
ing and oveiihig. All are cordially wel
Crelchton Avenue M. E. MUslpn Corner ,
Crelghton avenue and Twenty-seventh street.
Preaching service every Sunday at 4 p. m.
Sunday school at 10 a. iu. J. ( .M. Chambers ,
bUpcriatondeut. . ' . '
RANK AND FILE HARMONIOUS
Blalno nnd Shormnn Factions Uulto
For the Party's Good.
FOSTER ELECTED PRESIDENT.
Last Day's ScHslon of the Republican
Club Convcntlon--Tlio Mnu
From Maine Apparently
in the Lend.
Tlio Republican Clubs.
New YOIIK , Dec. 17 , LSpOi'hil Tele
gram to the Bun.1 The convention of re
publican clubs broke up to-day In n blnzo of
harmony. All the Blalno nud Sherman
antipathies were burled in the election'of
James P. Foster as head of the league after
Chimney Depew had declined the candidacy
and Colonel Snowdln had withdrawn from
the contest. The latter was the champion
pet forward by the Blaluo men but , llko
Clmuncey Depew , ho" did not Intend to let
himself bo'used by either faction , especially
ns the Sherman men , after their failure to
use Depow , had made up their minds' to
knock out whoever was put up by the Maine
men. Now that the convention is over
it is more than nppurcnt that Blalno
Is still the leniler of his party and will bo
nominated without doubt. Ills name , all
through the proceedings , was the signal for
the wildest applause nnd the hall was not
packed with tthoutcrs. The delegates worn
for him by a largo majority , but the avowed
purpose to forestall the duties of the nomi
nating convention in Chicago prevented any
overt act in his favor , but his friends did as
they wished within these bounds nnd the
delegates go back to their homes more than
over assured that Blnlno Is the man. Evarts
deserves great praise for the way he snubbed
out tlio resolution ordering the senate to vote
against Lumar's confirmation. Both demo
crats mid republicans are pleased ut this , es
pecially the latter , as it ia reported to-night
that enough republicans had pledged them
selves to vote for him to secure his confirma
Ni\v ; YOIIK , Dec. 17. The New York dole-
gallon to the republican clubs convention
met this morning and received Hie declination
of Chnuncey M. Dcpcw for the presidency of
of the National league , nnd nominated .lamps
P. Foster , president 01 Iho New York repub
lican club , for the position. Dopow's reason
for declining tlio position was that it would
bo impossible for him to give time to tlio
At the convention of republican clubs this
morning James P. Foster of New York was
unanimously elected presidentof the national
league. At 13:50 : the convention adjourned
sine die. Tlio meeting of the national exec
utive committee will bo held this afternoon
nt 2 o'clock.
Foster , on ascending the platform , was
warmly greeted. Ho stud : "We have an or
ganization that will bring Into power or de
feat the purposes of that great orgnnl/ntion
that created it. Wo can doubt that the
power of this great national league will
either destroy or set up the candidate
of republicanism. We are n power that will
rule tlio elections , but if wo interfere with
the old republican party wo wjll destroy it.
It may take some time to make Now York
republican , but wo can nt least cut down the
democratic majorities. Wo will aid our uls
ter states nnd give n fair vote to the south
by which wo will establish republi
can rule all over the country. I thank
you ngaiu and predict a great victory in
A resolution by Howard N. Fuller , of Al
bany , was tlio cause of much excitement. It
rend as follows :
"Resolved , That this convention of repub
lican clubs of the United States , represent
ing tlio universal sentiment nnd patri
otic desire of the republicans
of the United States , rom-csented by us.
record its emphatic disapproval and'
condemnation of President Cleveland's '
action in nominating L. Q. C. Laitiar for the
supreme cours bench of the United States ,
nnd wo recommend that the republican mem
bers of the United States hciuito vote against
the confirmation of the same , "
The resolution was tabled.
Among the vice presidents selected by the
different states nro : Illinois Judge D. Hiir-
voy Palmer , of Chicago. Iowa Robert Fill-
icrton , DCS Moincs. Wisconsin W. E.
Gardner , Milwaukee. Members of the ex
ecutive committee : Illinois William Tracy ,
[ own James S. Clarkbon , Nebraska R.
W. Brcckonridgo. Wisconsin Robert M.
After the convention adjourned the execu
tive committee of the national league , twith
whom was loft the nomination of u secretary
and treasurer , appointed n sub-committco to
uanio thc.se officers. The sub-committco
consisted of J. S. Clnrkson , of Iowa , James
P. Foster , of New York city , E. L. Brackctt ,
of Saratoga Springs. N. Y. , nnd E. W. Fox ,
of Washington. This committee ngrcod to
leave the choice of the secretary to President
Foster. It will decide upon n treasurer
later. The BUb-committce.cstublishcd head
quarters at the New York club rooms , und
will hnvo n branch at the National Republi
can club rooms iu Washington. The league
will hold a convention in this city in March ,
when there will be present seven delegates
from each stato.
AVIilttler'H Klglitlcth Birthday.
BOSTON , Dec. 17. The eightieth anni
versary of the birth at the poet Whittler ,
was celebrated at his homo in Danvcrs to-day
In an informal manner. Ho received a num
ber of distinguished guests , among thorn
being the governor and his stuff.
KKW YOKK , Dec. 17 [ Special Telegram to
TAI : Bun.l Arrived The Eider , from Bre
men , Hie Ponuland , from Antwerp , uud the
Adriatic , from Liverpool.
Banqueted Ills Kmployes.
Mr. M. M. Marshall , president and man
ager of the Omaha Barb Wire company , gave
n most pleasant banquet and dance to hi.s em
ployes last evening nt the Hotel Esmond.
Tlio supper was served from 0 till 10 , and
comprised nn elegant menu. After supper
several short speeches wcro made. Mr. Mar
shall , the first speaker , told of his three-fold
object in giving the party : First , the social
advantages of such a gathering ; second , to
Increase the confidence between employer
nnd employes ; third , to show his apprecia
tion for their good work. Ho was followed
by Cliarles Smith , the foreman , R. R. Over ,
the book-keeper. John Clark and George H.
Sherlock , traveling salesmen , and a number
of other cmplovcs. A dance followed , tlio
Musical Union furnishing the music. Tlio
Omaha Barb Wire pompany is nn example of
the growth of enterprises in this city. Six
vcar.s ago , the amount of barb wire manufac
tured daily was wortli but $100. To-day they
turn out over $4,000 worth dally , giving em
ployment to a hundred men.
Mr. and Mrs. F. P. Woodworth , who wcro
married In Cincinnati con tlio 2Sth of last
month , as recorded In the Ben , have returned
from their honey-moon. Their marriage was
celebrated under most auspicious circum
stances and was graced by a number of happy
nnd friendly remembrances In the way of
valuable and useful presents , the offerings of
friends of both the contracting parlies. Mr.
Woodworth , like his brother , C. D. Wood-
worth , Is well nnd favorably known In this
community , nnd both himself nnd his brldo.
formerly Mary J. Betty , of Cincinnati , will
bo warmly welcomed by a largo roturio of
friends. They are 'at homo at 2319 Ohio
The only building permit Issued yesterday
from the oflicooT the superintendent build
ings , was to II. Bcselln , granting him permission -
mission to erect n two-fctory fnitno store and
fiat on Patrick avenue near Twenty-fourth
street , and is to cost ll/.KJJ.
Arrested For Kmbe/zlcment ,
II. W. Hurled , a clerk in a cigar store on
Cumlng street , was arrested , and Jailed list
evening for pocketing a small sum ol mouey
received frpia customers.
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