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SEVENTEENTH YEAR. OMAHA , TUESDAY MOUSING , DECEMBER 20 , 1887. NUMBER 185
NEITHER WAS KNOCKED OUT ,
The Smlth-Kllrnln Fight Ends in a
ONE HUNDRED AND SIX ROUNDS.
* \Vrefilling a Great. Feature of the Hattie -
tie In Which tin : American
I'rnvcM the More ICxpcrt
ol' the Two.
A Draw Tor the Championship.
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PAIIIS Doc. 10 , [ New York Herali
Cable Special to the BKI : . ' ] The long lookee
for und talked about light between Jen
Hmith and .Take Kllrain came off to-day 01
the river Seine ; , close to Paris. The mos
representative company of sportsmen seei
In many years at a prize fight attended , am
ns almost nil were enthusiastic admirers o
Smith , they are surprised at tin
result , which , after 100 rounds
was declared to b'e a draw , durkncs
bringing the fight to a close. The genera
opinion seemed to be that Kilrnln had tin
best of It , unit Referee Atkinson , whom
saw to-night , said unreservedly that tin
lighting was almost all the time by Kilruii
In Smith's corner.
A mysterious crowd had gathered at Ander
ton's hotel on Sunday evening and all wcr
deeply excited. They came to attend th
light , where they knew not. Presently tw <
four-wheeled cabs drew up and sllcntl ,
they entered and were carried to Victor !
station. Silently and swiftly the trail
sped out from the station and stopped a
London Hrldgc , where another small cor
tlngcnt of mysterious sportsmen were em
barked , thence on to New Haven. It was
cold , bleak night. The party briskly boardc
the Normandy. A heavy sea made matter
uncomfortable for the men , among whoi
were Jack Harper and .Tnc
Hnldock , Smith's seconds. Outsid
Dieppe the boat was detained
tossing about until the Sister steamed ou
further , adding to the discomfort of the pa ;
sage. A light meal was taken nn luiulin
and n move was made to the waiting trait
Then for the first time it leaked out that th
party was bound for Houcn and the excite
ment rose rapidly and reached fever pitch
the train drew up at the gate of pieturcsqu
A snow-storm , however , caused unothc
delay. Kilrain and Smith each held a kin
of levee jm board the boat. The former we
seated near the funnel , quiet an
grave , with u keen look I
his eye. "Poney" Moore moun
cd constant guard over America
champion and Charley Howell stood in faitl
fill attendance. The first to return was Mi
Krncst Wells , and It transpired that the tint
gentlemen who had coino especially froi
America to see the fight hud missed the trui
The weather improved and spirits rosi
Another move and the party again embarkei
this time on board of the broad rivt
steamers. They were bound for the scene (
the ring , which , suffice it to say , was , rough !
speaking , fifty miles from Par
and near a picturesque litt
town. Jem Smith , still further nft , he ]
smiling converse with his manager un
friends and the while chewed nonchalant ]
the ever-present toothpick. Both gladiatoi
were carefully wrapped In rugs and coa
and from what could bo seen hot
appeared in the pink of conditioi
Smith looked beaming , whereas Kllruiu hi ;
a somewhat anxious demeanor , apparent :
feeling the responsibility of the situatic
moro keenly than his adversary. The she
reached , Dick Roberts and the Smith broti
ers went on shore ahead of tl
rest , with the inevitable pair of bectli
of monster mallets to luimnn
the stakes into the ground. They did the
work in a business-like style nnU soon all wi
ready. Johnny Gideon , the veteran , state
that ho never saw a fight so splendidly ma
aged as the present one. The mot d'ord
was given und the main party trooped dev
the gang plank.
While the finishing touches were being p
to the roiied arena and scats were bell
.brought for the seconds , with other nccessu
furnishing , a qualm of fear passed thrmij
the breasts of not u few of the spcctatoi
who observed u figure that looked like
gendarme in genevevo do brabaui
Ho carried something that she
in the brilliant afternoon sun litho
the accoutrement of the Fren
military police. It was presently discover
that ho was accompanied by a hound of mo
or less noble breed , that ho was a comm
Gaelic sportsman diligently engaged in shoe
Ing Just nothing at all. Two mounted c
sen-ers , who subsequently ambled along
the opposite side of the river , turned out
be civilians with no taste for the line art
prize fighting and a number of the horses g
loping about in the further distance pan
to bo a lot of thoroughbreds and not by a
means u company of chasseurs prepare * !
make a descent on the ropes and stakes.
To anticipate somewhat the comlmtur
were not without n compliment of Fren
spectators. The crew of a steamer , frc
skipper to Mocker , took nn interest in t
bruising , and towards the finish of the coi
bat a group of landed gentry , with several
French la bora , drew near the ring sii
Several young ladles from a neighboring el
tcau came ns far as the gates , but not bei
enamored of what they beheld from tli
point of view left.
Smith was the firs-l to cast in his cast
amid cheers. Kilrain followed his'act , bell
greeted in tne usual way. Mr. George i
liinson w'as the referee.
There was some spirited betting to hit-
amounts. Thy wagering opened at 2 to 1
Smith , the first bet recorded being i'-UH ) h
by Jem Smith against 200 put up
Harding , Mr. Fox's representative , on 1
half of Kilrain. There were one or ti
other transactions over this figure. Karw
Wells , the head of the Pelican club , kept t
fun going by throwing a largo laying co
mission on the market In favor of Smith.
No tlmo was lost in peeling and when t
belligerents appeared in buff the superb cc
dltion of each man excited general udniii
. .tion. Smith fought In white trunks
breeches and green socks , and Kilrain in s
bio continuations and brown socks , T
minute narrative , round by round , will s :
isfy our readers who desire full partlcul.i
of one of the most extraordinary battles \ \ \ t
records of the ring.
Jt may , bo stated here that Kilrain never
his life 'before fought a knuckle light , n
never saw one. All his previous work li
been with.glovcs. Ho surprised evcryboc
including his warmest admirers , and possil
himself , Smith was unable to get hi 1
be ! . ' ? punches , with one to follow from i
other hand , st > effective wus Kllraln's pan
Ing. ( n fact , BO good was Kilrain that
made another kind of a tighter of Smith fn
what Smith was when ho fought GrecnJic
liUraln's defense was for the greater \ .
invulnerable and he carried the war Into the
enemy's territory "with a vengeance. For
the most part he fought Smith up into the
lattcr's own corner and grassed him there.
Indeed , the occurrence of anything contrary
to the rule was so rare that it never failed to
excite enthusiastic cheers on the part ol
Smith's adversaries. To Kllraln's long
reach with his wonderful left there
was added a capacity to wrestle
which no doubt went far to secure
the American the success he achieved. The
majority of the rounds were disappointing ! )
monotonous. l xclmngcsvcrc followed bj
hugs and throws , with Smith mostly under
most , and now and then a characteristic
lunch from one or the other wa1
ivlmt It amounted to. Twice Kllralt
knocked Smith clean off his pins
There was other knock-down blows of i
k'lnd , but these were tcrlfic. There was m
orrcspondlng performance on the part o
Smith to chronicle. Kilrain's wrestling , nl
hough he Is only nn elementary wrestler
s too much for Smith , who is but n pee
iiand , ns ; . It lowered the conclusion o
he great fight for endurance , for it was cor
Lulu that the score was all one way execp
'or about three rounds , when Smith cann
iigain wonderfully and raised the hopes o
is ! friends. At length darkness put an cm
o a fight that had lasted tw <
lours and a half the longest , hardcs
battle ever fought by two heavy men. Thi
not the only case of a fight having bcci
stopped by darkness. There was that o
Madden and Jack Grunt , who fought a cock
, ng for five hours and three-quarters. Tht'i
lowovcr , were middleweight men.
TUB KIOHT IX IICTAII. .
Smith won the toss and naturally chose th
best corner , with his back toward the sui
which was shining brightly. Both men looke
.n the pink of condition. Seven to two o
Smith was freely offered und several bet
ivcre made at that price.
When the men walked out from their coi
ncrs und had shaken hands they found tin
the corks had not been taken off their shoe ;
This having been done the fight began.
First Round Both played continuously t
the sturi , until Smith got his left homo o
the cheek und Just missed a counter. NCJ
time Smith went for the heud with his lef
and only Just missed n hot right-hander froi
Kilrnln , but was caught on the ribs with Kl
rain's left before he e-ompletely recovcrc
himself. Smith let go his left , and followe
it by the right , but no harm had been doii' '
when both closed and fell , Smith unde
Time 35 seconds.
Second Round As Kilrain sat in his co
ncr his face were a smile , while Smit
grinned as if he was quite satisfied with h
first feeler at the American. Hoth came i :
quickly to time and both struck almost simu
tuneously. Both , however , were short. The
Smith got home on the cheek with his lef
und they closed , falling , Smith uppermos
Time 12 seconds.
Third Round-Smith started fiulckly I
leading at Kilrain's chin und stopped h
counter. Ho was not so fortunate whe
Kilrain again let go his left , which landed c
his mouth. Both hit utmln , but lightly , whe
they closed locked und cnmo down. Time
Fourth Round Smith scored first on tl
mouth , then on the head , and Kilrain reacht
Smith's Jnw. This round was ended by
good exhibition of wrestling , but when hot
fell Smith wus again under. Time 21 se
Fifth and Sixth Rounds Although tl
previous rounds had nil boc
short , the grounds had , by HOT
been so worn , especially in. Smith's conic
that it was evident that most of the woi
was being done on n piece of ground not
third of the twenty-four feet. Kilrain ke
to the right of the ring and Smith to tl
left. To anticipate the close , at the end
the two hours and thirty-ono minutes
lighting there was hardly a foot mark on on
half the ring. From thistimo both men free
used rosin for their hands. As soon as the
had reached striking distance both led a litt
short. Smith , who throughout kept his le
higher than Kilrain , kept his right wt
across the body. Kllruln begun by gettii
homo on the ribs , when each scored two i
three times on the body before they begi
hugging. Smith fell first and laughi
heartily as ho was carried to his corner.
this time four to one was laid on Smith.
Seventh and Eighth Round Nothing w
done of any importance.
Ninth Round Kilrain came up with 1
right eye swollen und ho looked fur fro
cheerful , but the fighting in this round w
better than in any of the previous ones , begetting
getting in heavily on the ribs. Time
Tenth Round Kilrain received three bloi
at first in the ribs with both bunds , but i :
mediately returned a weighty drive on Smitl
forehead with his right. They both kc
busy and after twenty-six seconds of fight !
fell together on the ropes.
Klcv'onth Round After some light sparri
Kilruln let go Ills right clean from the shoi
dor , which sounded well on Smith's ril
Kilrain then stopped ( .overal badly men
blows from Smith , when ho let go with 1
right again on the ribs and clinched. Time
! W seconds.
Twelfth und Thirteenth Rounds Both t
roundb were very light.
Fourteenth Round Smith showed n grr
on his right templu when ho faced Kth-al
They immediately got together , stood at hi
arm distance , punching In glve-r.nd-ta
style , when both fell. Time 23 seconds.
Fifteenth Round Smith was short withjl
left , when Kilrain got home a beautiful pil
driver on Smith's nose und another on 1
mouth , but Smith had Urn best of the fu
Time 13 seconds.
Sixteenth Round After nn objection
Smith's seconds putting something on 1
hands , which wus overruled , Kilrutn 1
Smith on the fuep , but tried to follow it
and wus countered with u heavy hit on tl
mouth. The round ended with the usu
bcnimbllng fall. Tlmo .13 seconds.
Seventeenth Round Kilrain's condlti
was decidedly superior when they faced eu
other , us Smith was blowing , while Kilruii
mouth wr.s shut and he looked iho picture
coolness , tfmllh was evidently eager , but
could not gain an opening and was lucky
get out of danger by slippm ; ; down. Time
Kighteonth round So far Kllrain had h
all the best of the lighting and no raoro ofTi
wcio heard to lay odds on Smith. But d
spitt- the hitter's jiro.it punUhineia bo ca.1
up smiling' . Ki'.ruin , however , found t
opening ho had been v.-r.nlinp , arid slioi
Ing his right ciit with tcrl
force , cuu ht Smith on the ja
and. he vas driven cS-av oft his feet. T
bound if thoblifvv could have been lira
fifty yurd away. Mitchell trhtniphai.t
claimed Hi-bt hnock down blow , wliich cov
not pftss'ljly bo objected to. Smith was i ;
so much hurt r.s was oxpQcicu , I'ttt lip look
very old fiiskiomd while bolus attended
b < - hlb-cecoiidE. Timn 7 seconds ,
Nineteenth Round Kllruln followed i
hlj advantage Vy forcing the Ugli Unp , but
.every one's kurprbq 'Smith was very mu
ullvc , and , trde' ! 'e ' ICUr.thrb .left , faiily bt
him In a wrestle , and , springing to his feet ,
wulked to his corner. Time 12 seconds.
Twentieth , Twenty-first and Twenty- '
second Rounds Nothing was done but light
work , alt the rounds ending by both falling ,
Twenty-third Round Smith very quickly
let go his left and reached Kilrain's nose , but
he replied with both hands on Smith's jaw ,
both perfect sluggers. In the clinch , when
coming nt each other , Buldock called out :
"You cannot throw him. " To which Jake
replied : "Can't H" mid down Smith went.
Time 10 seconds.
Twenty-fourth , Twenty-fifth and Twenty-
, lxth Rounds Very light , short and uninte
Twenty-seventh Round This was a case
of hard hitting all around , the first being ono
from Jem on Kilrain's head with the right , a
blow which brought n nasty fall for both , as
hey rolled over and over tightly hugging
uch other around the neck. Time SO sec
Twenty-eighth to Thirty-third Round-
Light spurring and falls ; uo damage.
Thirty-fourth Round By this round it was
evident , barring accidents , that the first bat-
: lo between the heavy weights might bo a
eng ono , as each stood heavy hitting wqll ,
und it was simply marvelous to see the way
u which the fighters' legs stood under them.
Smith begun the hitting , but not much was
done before they clinched. Then Kilrain
was able to get In two or three digs for noth'
Ing , and both fell together , each appearing
stronger than ho hud been. Time 3' ' .
Thirty-fifth Round Nothing was done
only tlmo wasted for 19 seconds.
Thirty-sixth Round Kllrnln's right eye
was very much puffed , and Smith's loft cai
was ns big as a banana. Before a blow was
struck they clinched and fell. Timei 2 (
Smith appeared to get stronger , and gavt
his backers fresh hopes. They looked hup
pier , thinking the turning point hud como a
Thirty-seventh to Fortieth Rounds Thcsi
were very dull and made the spectator !
standing around the ring very weary.
Forty-first Round Kilrain was dccidcdl ;
the fresher of the two and when they fcl
after a struggle Smith was doubled unde :
Kilrain's shoulder. Time ! ! 0 seconds.
Forty-second to Fifty-fifth Rounds Thcsi
were slightly in favor of Kilrain , who , in tin
latter , fell heavily on Smith , but when tin
fifty-sixth round commenced Smith tmprovci
uguin and the pair went at it hammer am
tongs. This was the smartest round of th
fight. Time 37 seconds.
Fifth-seventh Round This was light agaii
and little done.
Fifty-eighth Round Kllrain got nnolhc
good opening and sent Smith down with
blow that would have killed an ox. Time-
Fifty-ninth Round Smith c imo up smiling
but when ho had received u warm 'un in hi
ribs ho went down. Time 0 seconds.
Sixtieth Round Kilrain looked to Imveth
buttle won here , so lie let Smith have his lof
and right on the eye and damaged ear , whe :
Smith went down. Time 12 seconds.
Sixty-fir.st and Sixty-second Rounds Ki
rain bcpan to apparently feel weak and Smit
was able to rally slightly.
Sixty-third Round There was a blank.
Sixty-fourth Round Jem thrice got o
Kilrain's damaged eyevuul the latter got o
Smith's jaw heavily , but it did not send hit
down as the others had , and Smith's repl
was to fairly throw Kilruin with a back hee
and then wulked to his own corner. Time-
Sixty-fifth to Eighty-sixth Rounds Thes
were dull again.
Eighty-seventh Round Smith wasknocke
off his legs again with Kilrain's great righl
straight on his damaged ear , which WH
Eighty-eighth Round Jem went at .Ink
and actually forced him down in 5 seconds.
Eighty-ninth to Ono Hundred und Fift
Round These wcrq fought in partial darl
ness. Murmurs of dissatisfaction wei
heard all around. The referee's orders were
'Ono more. "
Ono Hundred and Sixth und Lust Round-
When they came up for the ono hundred un
sixth and last round , Smith seemed to n
vivo marvelously , and was very quick on h
legs and as sharp with his hands us a fcathc :
weight Just starting for an exhibition.
Then the referee stopped the fight. It 01
cupicd 2 hours and 31 min. Then everybod
made for the boat , Smith and Kllrain wall
ing together and freely talking about tl
contest , discussing the points in their batt
and the probability of their meeting agai
to-morrow on board of the boat. Howeve
when siwken to by the referee as to the
own wishes , they with him agreed to u
THEY SHAKE ANI1 MAKE fp.
After both men had dressed and bet
given warm baths they made their way 1
the railway station , where a Herald co'rr
spondent Joined them ami found them tulkli :
together. Smith said "How do you fee
Kilrain : "Very well , fine. And yet
Smith } "
"First ate. "
Kllrain then , approaching Smith moi
closely , said : "Jem , I have tried my best 1
best you , and fulled. Let 'us shako hands ,
Smith : "Certainly , Jake , 1 have tried I
beat you as well and never thought you wci
such a good man. "
Kilrain : "Well , Jem , I have often Dec
asked by people since I havp been in Englaiu
'are you and Smith friends } ' My reply hi
been : 'I have como three thousand miles I
tight Smith. How can I bo the friend of
man I fight. ' Personally I have liked Smit
over since 1 seen him and now to-night I u :
a friend of him in every way.1 "
Smith : "I believe you now to bo quite
gentlemanly fellow. Everyone suys you ur
Hero ( handing him a llask ) drink , Jak
( Both drank. ) I believe you tried to beat n
badly to-day. I never know you were such
good wrestler , for I can tell you that you su
prised me by your wrestling powers , "
Kllrain : "Well , Jem , wo are now friend
Will jou come and spend Christmas with n
at Poney Moore's house I"
Smith : "Yes , I will , and be pleased to mo
you then , which will bo u moro agrceab
uieetinj ; than ours of to-day , "
Kilruln ; "All right , then , that's settled.
I'orjoy. Moore : "I promise you , Smith , thi
MiU'tieH nnd myself will do all wo can I
muke you welcome. "
They then had another drink and got in !
the train for Paris , whore they arrived at 1
p. m. , nnd when they alighted walked to
< : ai ) n IRP midst of th'elr friends. They wi
stny in Parii to-night and leave fer Londo
Press Comment on the Fijh
LL'uf > VM0M tf > t by Jaiiu * Gnnltm llcnnttt. ]
I.OSIION , Doc. 10. [ New York Herul
Cable -SpcciaJ to the BEE. ] The only fo
; : Lonilonjo-day liang over the places whei
the sp04rtm Jr 'O'ulty congregated , fe
nearly the \vhulo day it'VV : Imown- that th
Sinllh-Kllraln light w.s progrebsfrig 55:1 ! '
where , but whcio. IIQ ouo Uuew. About
- this afternoon came authentic Intel !
fc J * - "
gence that It had occurred , with the result ol
- Newspapers , even the sporting papers , have
rather mcuguc reports. The Morning Post
In regard to the light suys : "The contest
ended in a draw after a prolonged battle ,
darkness Intervening. Good odds were inln
on the Englishman , but , despite this fact , he
.failed todofeatiiis opponent after fighting 100
rounds , which occupied two hours und n half.
At the outset it was u near thing between the
two men for the-flrst three rounds. After
this wrestling formed the principal mode of
ojicratious , but at this the Englishman was
no mutch for the American , nnd ho had de
cidedly the worst of the falls , Kilrain on caeli
occasion coming down heavily on his adver
sary. Smith , although having the worst-
It , stuck gamely to his adversary , tils lighting
under the most adverse condition culling
forth rc | > cat d cheers from the on-lookers. '
The Chronicle suys : "Kilruln particular ! )
fought admirably , while Smith bore the
heavy punishment ho received with n game
ness that delighted his backers. How thi
fight woulet have terminated hiu
darkness not come it is 1m
possible to say. iscither man showei
very marked signs of giving up. Eucl
seemed spurred by the approach of twiligh
to do all he knew to bring mutters to a closi
before dark came , und the lust round wni
desperately contested , although each hai
given und received so much punishment tha
it was with difficulty that the men were ubl <
to keep their feet. Shortly before 5 o'clocl
It was declared by the referee to be quite im
possible to finish the fight und accordingly
after the termination of the 100th round , tin
contest was declared a draw. "
The Dally News says editorially : "Tin
renaissance of the ropes comes to us fron
America , and that greater champion thai
Kilrain , whom the New York Herald , in i
recent telegrum , backed with Mr. Jay Gouli
and Lord Salisbury us the three lights o
London , hails from the other side of th
ocean. The Now York Herald , of course
accords the fullest honors of the 'caul
to the doings of the two national champion
now on our sliores. It has described eve :
our Mr. Smith's hucre diamonds , his modes
attempts to speak from a public platforn :
und his want of training in oratory , a
evinced by his faulty habit of emphasizini
the points of his brief speeohe
by waving his list in the nil
It has teild us that Mr. Smit
is disanpointcd In Mr. Sullivan's muscle , an
that Mr. Sullivan' will say no more of Mi
Smith than thut ho [ thinks him a nice hoy. 1
has a special correspondent to wait on Mi
Kilrain in his training quarters nnd rcporl
his daily prcpapution for the battle , from th
morning beefsteak to the final rubbing dow
witli Irish whisky before the hero opens h
desk to write his correspondence for tl
_ _ _
Fox MakCHlKHrnin n Present.
Nnw YOIIK , Dec. 10. Richard K. Fox
satisfied that Kilrain had the best of to-day
fight. Fox said that his representative i
the fight presented Kilrain with u check fe
200 when the latter left the ring to-day , i
u special Inducement to him.
DWEE1MXG WATKIl IX FIjAMKS.
The Town Burning Down Help Froi
LINCOI.V , Dec. .Vi [ Special Telegram I
the Br.i : . ] The town of Weeping Water
in flames , and the fire is spreading with ui
abated fury. At 3 o'clock this morning tel
grams asking for assistance from the lire d
partmcnt was receivcel at this place , and a
engine and hose curt were at once forwardci
nUUNED HIM OUT.
Desperado Vorcu l Driven Front Hi
llidlna Place by Fire.
DKNVEII , Col. , Dec. 19. [ Special Tclcgra
to the BKE. ] A sheriff's posse left hero la
night for Dcertrail to effect the capture e
the desperado Newt Vorco or kill.him , n
turned this afternoon witli their man un
lodged him in Jail , where ho will await tl
action of the grand Jury on the chin-go i
murder. In conversation with the officer i
charge as to how' Vorco was captured , 1
said : "When we left Dcertrail wo toe
along with us , besides our arms , a box i
giant cartridges. When we reached the dti
out , Just after dark , we saw the fire from tl
rillcs as Vorce and his bcsclgers exchange
shot . We soon learned that Vorce hr
fortified the dug-out stable in which the il\
horses were. After studying the lay
placed the men around the dug-out , set fii
to u small stack in the rear <
the dug-out nnd then placed sevuntce
capped sticks of giant powder on top of tl
roof , which was thickly built brush , poll
und liny. We then withdrew to a safe dl
tnnco to uwuit results. Scarcely had tl
haystack burued when Vorce called out thi
ho was ready to give up. I shouted to hi
to lay down his arms , hold up his bauds ur
come out , which ho did. Two of my me
hurried in to bring out his weapons , ar
through the doorway could bo seen the fii
sifting down through the roof , Hurryit
away we just had time to get off a few .van
when the giant power exploded filling the n
with flying timbers und burning the brul
nnd straw. As the smoke cleared nwu
nothing was to bo seen but a blackened hoi
und turning to the prisoner I saw in his c ;
that which said ho was thankful to bo out i
there. It was twenty-live minutes perhn ]
from the time the fire was lighted until Von
called for quarter. "
Grain Trade Heview.
LONDON , Dec.lO. The Mark Lane Expres
in its review of/ / the British grain trade tl
past week , says : English wheat is weak
und is ruling Oel lower. Sales of Englh
wheat during the week were G'JtM4 quarto
at31s2d , against , IB,8C quarters at Sis-
during the corresponding period last yen
Flour Is dull. Foreign wheat trade is fu
ther depressed. Indian and Russiun ha1
declined Is with. buyers. At Liverpool the
has been a full ofd | Htr cental. Corn ni
outs are 3d cheaper. Linseed is Is lowi
Twenty cargoes : wheat arrived. Two we
sold , five withdrawn uud five rcmnlne
To-day the tone ot tne wheat trade was sum
what improved. Ei'glish wheat ( white ) w ;
firm , though nominally unchanged. Floi
was 3d lower. Corn recovered 3d. Oa
were 3d cheapen on the week. Beans ui
peas unchanged. [
ChlncBfl AVoiuen < Or < lereil Taken line !
SAX Fiuxcisci , Dec. 11' ' . Orders we
made In the Unltqd States circuit court at
supreme court to-flay withdrawing the wrl
of habeas corpus in the cases of over llf
Chinese women who arrived here recent
nnd remanding the women to the custody i
the steamship company to bo taken back
China. The. women are those who were d
tallied on the ground that they were import !
for immoral purposes.
A Crooked Caviller.
CIIICAOO , Dec. , 10. Charles Arnold , cahhii
for the private banking flan of Kcun & Ce
wns arrested to-ifay on a charge of embezzl
ment. The amount was not made know
This is the same firm which hod un unfo
tunuto oxi > cricnco with another cashier her
Know In Kmisnu.
RicnriKMi , Kas. , Dec. 10 , The hcavie
f now ever known here fell to-day. It wi
ono fool deep at noon nnd still snowing.
Known About the Altt-nip
UN , Dfc. 19 , Nothing is known hei
of the iTpoi'tcd attempt on the life of tl
czar.- , " .
LASAR CAUSES A RUMPUS ,
The Senate Judiciary Committee
Considers His Confirmation.
CHARGES AGAINST HIS LOYALTY ,
The Supreme Court Postpones UN Do-
In tliu Lincoln Council
IlubeiiH Corpus Cnsc Until
After tin ; Holidays.
WASHINGTON Bnintr TIIK OMAHA BF.E , 1
513 ForiiTEKNTii ST. , >
WASHINGTON , D. C. , Dec. 19. j
Senator Sawyer succeeded to-day In havlni
the resolution of Senator Butler , creating thi
special committee to inquire into the advis
ability of postal telegraphy , reconsidered am
nil meusurcs relating to government contro
of the telegraph , will be referred to the com
nilttee on postofllccs nnd postroad , of whicl
Mr. Sawyer is chairman. This cominlttei
lias had churgo of the propositions looklni
towurd ixjstal telegraphy for six years urn
that was why It wus proposed to create i
After this wus done there was a Hood o
unimportant bills Introduced. The only on
of local Interest to Br.i : readers wus by Mi
Mundcrson. It provides for the orgunizutloi
of u United States court in Nebraska , design
uting Omaha , Lincoln , Hastings , Cauibridg
nnd Norfolk ns the places where terms of th
court shall bo held. Mr. Dorsey intends t
introduce a duplicate of the bill in th
house when opportunity is afforded.
Mr. Blair , in reporting favorably fror
committee his educational bill , gave notic
thut he will to-morrow make n speech ou th
Mr. Sherman announced that ho Intcnde
soon to speak upon the president's messag
und his speech will be looked forward to wit
great interest , as ho is bettor equipped tha
any other man in the country to handle th
The Judiciary committee room was th
scene of a heated controversy this niornin
over the report to bo adopted on the nomini
tion of Mr. Lnmar. Charges assuillng hi
war record and his loyalty to the spirit of th
constitution since the war were formally pri
sentcd. Senator Pugh sprang gullantly t
ttio defense of his neighbor. Ho denounce
the charges as false und malicious. Ills vole
rang through the doors and partitions int
the corridors. Finally Senator Edmund :
who had been enjoying the scene wliich h
had evoked , moved that the matter lie eve
until after the holiday rce-ess. A miiuit
later a messenger brought a note from E <
munds down stairs to the restaurant , und tli
door of the committee room shortly ufte
wards closed on u quart bottle of Pomer
sec. enriched by u ring of thln-wuUtc
Although there was a brief secret sesslo
of the senate at the end of Mr. Pugh's t\\
hour dream on the tariff , in which he oppose
the president's tariff recommendation , no u
tion was taken upon any of the nominatioi
Don M. Dickinson , who ; is nominated to 1 :
postmaster general , arrived from Detroitth
evening , expecting to be given notice of coi
firmntiou , but is doomed to disappolutmen
The committee on postoftlces and pos
roads bus acted favoriiblo on tl ;
nomination , but the ewnimtteo .on Judicial
to-day , in considering the. nomination of M
Vilus to succeed Mr. Lumur as secretary <
the interior and the latter to bo un associul
justice of the supreme court , concluded I
postpone final action till after the holiday r
cess. So Dickinson must wait , as three non
inutions are to come up for action at the sun
secret session of the senate.
WHAT THE IIUlt ! > E DID.
There was less of importance done in tl
houseif , possible , than in the senate , Tl :
committee on rules , us I anticipated lai
week , was announced , nnd u lot of prop- -
sitions for the committee's considerution woi
introduced. There was a long debute over
resolution to refer to the committee on u ;
propriations the awards made by the court <
claims in the French spoliation case. Tl
awards were finally referred us proposed , an
the. appropriation , amounting to somcwhei
between * 9,000,000 and 10,000,000 , will I
mado. Tlio claims are about eighty ycui
A runno imii.pixo KOH UAVEXPOIIT.
Among the bills introduced to-day wus or
by Senator Allison appropriating $ -00,000 f (
u public building at Davenport , la. Tl
senator also introduced n bill to relmbun
the several stutcs for interest on the inonc
cxjicnded by them in raising troops to su ]
press the rebellion.
Senator Mundcrson presented petitioi
asking for an increase of the pension <
Major Andrew J. Konklo.
A SWKl.L II1IAO HUNT.
There is to bo ono of the swcllest dm
hunts hero next week ever given in th
country. The man who runs the rirtin
school has issued invitations to all the swel
of the town , including President and Mr
Cleveland , Secretary Whitney and othi
members of the cabinet , together with the
wives and some senators and members (
congress. Secretary Whitney , ulthough 1
hus been credited with severe sickness fc
some time , has accepted the Invitation and
expected to lead the chase. A nnmber i
prominent people from Baltimore and otlu
cities arc expected to be present. The jnei
will be at Brightwood , u few miles north i
the city at 1 o'clock on Wednesday. A mi
further on.and the run is over u beuutifi
hunting' ground with plenty of fence :
ditches and low walls for four or five mile
There is to be a turn made near the old A
cxander Shepherd place , near where tl
party will finish. Mrs. Cleveland has a
tended some of the paper chases given :
Washington during the past year und is
grcut enthusiast , but this is the first time tl
president hus condescended to accept an ii
vitution to ono of them. Lute in the nftc
noon , when the chuso Is ut an end and tl
hounds nro called in , Mr. Brown , who man
ges the riding school , will spread u nil
lunch for his guests.
LICUS'SINO 1I.UI.UOAI > CONDUCTOKS.
The railroad conductors intend to pus
with great vigor the proposition they Inn
laid before the senate , through Mr. Butle
for the railroad conductors' license la\
Calvin S. Whcaton , who is grand chief coi
ductor , is hero to represent the order , i
which there arc 13,000 conductors. The hi
provides for a board of examiners under tl
treasury department to test the cupabilltii
of men who arc to enter the service as ral
road conductors. Mr. Whcaton , speaking i
the measure , said : "There uro many conclu
tors running trains to-day who are mil
to occupy their position , and if the
were examined by the board proposed In 01
bill they would bo relieved from the gru\
rcsK | > nsibIlity resting upon them. I n :
amazed that the government has not take
charge of this mutter long ago. Stcumbo ;
captains and pilots are required to be men i
ability and proficiency , but u railroad coi
ductors , with just as much rcsponsiblllt' '
may bo an ignorant , reckless and incapab
fellow. The' railroad companies general !
opiKiso the bill because they believe it is
scheme of the conductors to get higher wugo
Of course , that will be the effect of it , ns
will bring into the service u better cluss (
men , but the roaus which do u good busine :
and uro not operated for speculation pu
poses will give the bill their support.
TUB LINCOLN HAIIEIS COUrt'S C'ASK.
There were u number of Nebraskans in tl
supreme court room to-day , among them tl
muyor of Lincoln , to hear the decision of tl
Lincoln habeas e-orpus case , which was n :
decided , as the e-ourt will adjourn this wee
Nil the first week in January fcr the hoi
days. The decision Is not now cxncctc
under a fortnight.
Job Wilson McClelland , of Bcnkelmci
Neb. , and Seth Martin , of Now Hnmptoi
la. , were to-day admitted to practice befoi
the interior department. - ;
Considerable interest was shown in It
concluding arguments to-day before the Inter
state commerce commission In the case of
John H. Martin ft Co. , of Denver , charging
; ! ! Southern Pacific company und its con
trolled lines with violation of the short and
long haul clause of the Intcr-stnte commerce
law. Kx-Senntor Doollttle maintained that
the completion of the Cunadiun I'uclllc to the
Missouri river did not Justify the Increase In
the rates to Denver from $1.80 to fi.80 and
J'J.d. ) . The decision is reserved.
Messrs. Esmondo and O'Connor , the Irish
members of Parliament , spent to-day in the
company of their friends in this city. Mr.
O'Connor will probably visit Canada before
his return to England.
Mayor Sawyer , of Lincoln , left hero to
night for his home. His mission to Wash
ington was to secure the appointment of
Lieutenant Dudley , of the Second artillery ,
stationed at the Nebraska university as mili
tary Instructior , to be Judge odvocuto to fill
the place soon to be vacant by the retirement
of Judge Advocate Gardner.
PLIIIIY S. HEATH.
A $20,000 Judgment Afllrincd.
WASHINGTON , Dee. 19. A decision was
rendered to-day by the United States supreme
premo court In tlio case of the Northern
Pacific railroad company against Richard
Mares , brought hero by a writ of error to
the suprflte court of D.ikotu. This Is an
appeal from u Judgment awarding $10,000
damugcs to Richard Mures , u hrakcman on
the Northern Pacific railroad , who lost both
legs in an accident caused , it was alleged , by
the carelessness and incoinpetency of the
switching engineer. The court , after n care
ful review of the whole record , is of the
opinion that it abundantly und satisfactorily
nppcars that the case wus submitted to the
jury upon the charge of the court below fairly
und with an accurate statement of the law ap
plicable to the relation between the parties.
There being no error in the record the Judg
ment Is affirmed.
WASHINGTON , Dec. 19. The following nom
inations ( not recess ) were sent to the senate
Postmasters John E. Kennedy , Northfield ,
Minn.- William Lee , St. Paul , Minn. ; Wil
liam E. Lunnan. Hurley , Wis. : Felix C. Ben
nett , Monroe , Wis. ; Suel ,1. Spaulding , In-
dianoln , la.L. ; W. Green , Independence , la. ;
Isaac Fielding , Champaign , 111. ; Khun L.
Stewart , Cnrmi , III. ; William J. Dyckcs ,
Lewlston , 111. ; Norris S. McCoy , Polo , 111. ;
John H. Welch , Fairmount , Neb. ; Tullyruml
F. Brown , Orufton , D. T.
DThc president has decided to appoint
Stephen A. DeWolfo to be associate Justice ol
the supreme court of Moutunn , in place ol
Judge Gulbreth , term expired.
Colonel Wesley Mcrritt , of the Fifth cav
alry , to bo brigadier general , and u long lisl
of uruiy appointments.
Nebraska nnd lown PenRlo n.
WASHINGTON , Dec. 19. [ Special Telegram
to the BEE. ] The following pensions have
been granted Nebraskans : Job , father ol
Thomas E. Coom , Ord. Increase Frederic !
Claus , Lincoln ; Joseph Wcstbrook , St. Ed
ward ; E/cklel Rowlett , Warncrvlllo.
Pensions for lowans : Mexican war Mar
garct , widow of Jacob Yeutcr , Oxford ; R.
P. Chambers. Ottumwa. Original -R
R. Sterner , Bladcnslmrg ; C. H. Davis
Osuge ; D. E. Wilson , Coin ; E. T. Pulmer ,
Grinncll. Increase Stephen Dvcr ' , Ot
tumwa ; S. H. Elliott , Leon ; P. H. Finer'y
Keokuk ; R. C. Link , Fredcricu ; AUrcel
Kobhins. Castnna ; Francis Stull , Kcosuiiquai
George Pennington , Decorah ; T. E Sargent
Ccntreville ; Jacob Lcighton , Allerton. Re
issued diaries A. Blake , Cherokee ; Georg <
W. Hartz , Hlairstown.
WASHINGTON , Dee. 19. [ Special Telegrati
to the BtxJ TJ Q _ IcavQ..pI .absence o
Second Lieutenant William H. Wasscl
Ninth infantry , has * been revoked. Sccone
Lieutenant James A. Lcygcn , Fourth in
funtry , has been granted two month's leave
Second Lieutenant Robert G. Proctor , Fiftl
artillery , hus been granted two month's ex
tension of leuve.
This evening's Critic says : "The nrin.i
officers stutfoned ut Omuha nro assisting ii
un effort to raise funds for a charitable pur
IK > SO bv-'lecturing. The last ; lecture was bj
Colonel Guy V. Henry , of General Crook' !
staff , on 'Indians nnd Indiun campaigns.
Colonel Henry's familiarity with the subjeci
has been guincd by an experience of twentj
years on the plains. "
National Capital Notes.
Mr. Allison has introduced a bill for the
erection of n public building ut Davenport
In. , to cost fciOO.OOO.
The annual report of the Mississippi rivei
commission received by the secretary of wai
to-day , gives a detailed account of surveys
examinations and iiupnovcinents made from
Cairo south during the past year. The esti
mates for the next fiscal year uggrogut <
W.703,100. A bill wus introduced by Senutoi
Stcwurt to-day providing for tlio appoint
meut of a chief Justice and two ussoclati
Justices to sit at Washington nnd have juris
tlou to hear und decide contested land cases
The Freedom or the Prcss.
ST. Louis , Dec. 19. ( Special Telegrum ti
the BEE. ] Managing Editor Frank R
O'Ncil ' , of the Republican , vindicated thi
freedom of the press in a very effective manner
nor lust night ut 1 o'clock. While seated will
some friends in a popular resort Judgi
Noonan , of the court of criminal correction
entered and , culling Mr. O'Ncil , usido in
formed him ho desired to spcuk with him
The conversation had not proceeded far before
fore the Judge informed tlio editor that hi
( Nooniin ) , hud u pistol ut full-cock in his over
coat pocket nnd would proceed to scatter tin
gray mutter in the editor's occiput all eve ;
the room if ho made a single movement. Call
ing on Mr. Ewing , clerk of the supcrioi
court , to witness what was to take place , hi
begun to ubuse Mr. O'Noil in an unwarrantei
manner. The judge has been criticised ii
the columns of the Republican for his con
duct nnd actions and referring to this criti
cism ho poured forth u tirade of abuse. Tin
editor kept his temper for a few minutes am
then came the climax. Ho let go his left um
the Judge went down , but before reachingthi
floor ho got a right-hander that put him t <
sleep. Ho is seriously hurt und confined te
PHILADELPHIA , Dec. 19. [ Special Tele
gram to the Bii : : . ] Notwithstanding tin
postponement of the big Iwlt of the Knighti
of Labor from the order here , the provislona
committee of revolt is alrcaely able to coun
an enormous force on their side as they ex
nmino letters from ull parts of the Unitei
States. They lire in possession of statistic ;
which show that , taking the whole country
very nearly one hundred thousand forme ;
members of Powderly's order have rallied ti
the new banner as an independent orgunlzu
tion since the adjournment of the convcntioi
in October. This IK nearly ono-third the tola
membership which was in good stumlinf
three months ago , and the recruits for the re
volt have be'cn drawn from twenty-foui
ST. Louis , Dec. 1U. The Buprcmo coun
this morning declared what is known us th <
Wood local option law to bo constitutional
The effort of this will bo to glvo the temper
ancei movement In the state an additional impetus
potus and elections will no doubt be bpecdilj
held In ull counties In this stuto that huvt
not already tuken such action on the ques
tion. St. Louis will nlsnvotei on the question
Ciurvao , Deo. 10. In the apj > cllato court
to-day the uluto's attorney endcuvorcel te
have tlo l > oodcrf ! > ' cases advanced on the
calendar , but the motion was denied. The
case will urohably not bo re-ached before ncxi
June und in the meantime the defendants re
main in the county jail.
TOIIO.XTO , Out. , Dec. 19--Joscph Kldd f ,
'Sons , general steirckeopcrs at Dublin , Ont.
fulled. Liabilities , $150,000 ,
FLORIDA'S ' SENATOR CALLED
A Lively Tilt In the Senate Ovolt
PADDOCK AGAINST POLYGAMY.
He Opposes ( lie Printing In ( ho Con *
Krunnl ortlic Petition
of tlie Territory for
WASHINGTON , Dec. 19. [ Special Telegram
to the Hr.K. ] A lively littlu spat took plnco
on the lloor of the senate this itftornoon over
the adoption of 11 resolution offered by Scn
ill or Cull providing for the print Ing in the
Congressional Record of tlio petition for the
admission of Utiih , together with the accom
panying papers. Seniitor Paddock promptly
objected. Mr. Call snld thitt ho could not
conceive of liny reason why .200,000 American
citizens should not bo heiml through the
Record ns to what they wanted , whatever
It might be. Senator Paddock mild :
"I iiitcrimscd nn objection to printing
this petition in the Record because I
tun distrustful of anything that comes
from the Mormon church , from
which this document cmlnates , therefore I
always require n little time for examination. '
investigation and reflection as to such
tcrs before I determine my duty in reaped to
it. If the senator from Florida is willing to
let the resolution lie upon the table for con
sideration tilt to-morrow , I may then with
draw all objection to the printing of the peif
titlon in the Record. "
Senator Call replied that he would agree ,
but ho saw no reason why an American citU
/.en should not bo heard , to which Mr. Pad
dock responded : "That Is precisely tha
matter. The question Is one of the American
cltlrcnshlp of the people , from whom I hi 8
petition comes. " i
The resolution then went over under the
rules. There will bo a heavy fight thia1
winter over various projects to divide , subJ
tract from mid wipe out several of oun
western territories. The ball has alrcudtf
been set in motion by Senator Tin-pie's omni
bus bill to admit Washington , Montana , Dn
kotu and Nevada "und for other purposes.1'
Inspection of the bill shows that the "other ;
purposes" comprise the wedding of the foutt
north counties of Idaho \Vushingtonf
which Is the old schema engineered through ;
the last session by Dan Voorhees at the in >
stance of his son Charles , of Washington !
territory. Charles still hopes to climb to of
seat in the senate by the 5,000 votes ?
which ho expects northern Idaho would
add to Washington. Ho will introduce a bil $
of similar import in the house Immediately ,
alter the holidays. It seems that Dolcgato
Voorhees has risked the admission" hia
territory on the destruction of Idaho , and thrf
chances are that , for this reason , ho will of *
fectuully defeat Washington's hopes of be
coming a state during the present congress ; '
Senator Stewart , of Nevada , will push hartt
to have southern Idaho added to Nevada , and
will Join hands with Voorhees and his Wash
ington territory scheme in an offensive and de
fensive. alliance looking to that end. Dele
gate .Too Toole , of Montana , has announced
his intention of rointroducmg hia
bill adding the Conor D'Alcno ' jrortion of
Idaho to Montana. Delegate Dubolse , of
Idaho , not to bo caught napping , has instl *
luted reprisals. At his instance Senatoa
Cullom has introduced n bill , drafted b #
Duboise , addingMlsgoulu and Heaver Head
counties of 'Montana to Idaho , and the dele
gate will introduce a bill to this effect In thai
house as soon as the committees are ap- '
iwinted. Duboise is working hard to create
sentiment against the division of Idaho : '
and is making friends by the score. ;
DKATJI OF J. AV. DIM MITT.
A Hellreel Wholesale ! Merchant
lee 1'nssps Awny. I
ST. JOSEPH , Mo. , Dec. 10. [ Special TeleA
gram to the BEE. ] J. W. Dimmitt , a retiree !
wholesale merchant , died ut his residence '
No. 110 South Tenth street , this evening , Mr }
Dimmitt hus been in poor health for the past !
year and voluntarily gave up his business
several months ago. Mr. Dimmitt was born
In Kentucky in 1S.73 , his family moving to"
Kentucky when he was two years of ngoj
Mr. Dimmitt's family died u number of years
ago and his son was taken euro of and raised
to manhood by his uncle , D. G. E. Newell ?
Mr. Dimmitt was energetic and rapidly
gained prominence as a business man" .
About seven years ago the wholesale ) firm'
of J. W. Dimmitt & Co. was formed. Up ttf
the time of Mr. Dimmitt's death the firm wus
ono of the largest jobbing houses in teas ;
spices and cigars on the Missouri and tools
high rank. For moro than a year past Mr. *
Dimmitt has been confined to his bed , until
ho was finally forced to give up his businesi.
The disease of which ho died was one that
entirely bullied the attending physicians',1
The malady was his stomach refusing to holder
or digest solid food of any description and fop
the past month not even holding liquids.
DEAOWOOD , Dak. , Dec. 10. [ Special Tele *
gram to the BKK. J Hon. Barney S. Caulneldf
a lawyer and democratic politician who rep4
resented a Chicago district In congress from
1875 to 1877 , and was ono of tlio ablest do *
baters in the house , died at 7:10 this morning
after four weeks illness , aged fifty-nin *
years. He came to Deadwood In 1S78 and
has been u conspicuous member of the bun
und prominent in Dakota ( lolitics. * r'
CmcAfio , Dec. ID. Solon Nlckcreon , ploi
neer cnrjwt dealer of Chicago , was found this
morning sitting in his chair dead. Lustl
evening ho wws on the street in excellent }
health. His age was seventy-one. '
HAMILTON. OnX , Dee : . Ill-Bishop Curbcrr J
whoso death U reported by cable , wus consd *
crated bishop of Hamilton three yetirnuno. Ho
went to Rome last September to attend tha
jxjpo's jubilee. Ho was suddenly tultem ill uB
Cork und died there.
A Slaughtered Family. A
Tnov , N. Y. , Dec. 1 ! ) . S. S. Cranduir }
formerly a lawyer und real estuto broker in
Troy , to-day shot his wife , his mother-in-law }
his stepdaughter und himself at thuir hem
in Ballston Spa. All are dead but his wifci
unit she is dying. Ho hud u controversy will }
his wife over money mutters.
Crnndull's wife was the divorced wife ot
Cruudall's former legal nssocluto. Crumlnll
wus extravagant in his habits. His wife bud
the money und the quurrcl was over its con.
The VN | | | > IR Supply Statement.
CHICAGO , Dee19. . The visible supply o
grain for the week ending December 17 , arf
compiled by the secretary of the Cliicngd
board of trade , is us follows : j
. , . , . Bushels ?
\ \ heat 13-.MO,000
Oats ' ( l.KW.OOO
JJyo. . : > 80,000
The Cold Wave.
MINNEAPOLIS , Dec. 10. The storm of yest"
tcrday was not of unusual severity nr dura *
tion. At Hrultmrd nearly u foot of damp
snow fell , c.iuting some delay to trains. At
Duluth about the same stuto of ufluir * is re-i
ported. The wires are working well this
morning und there Is no Interruption of busli "
A Safe Drilled.
CINCINNATI , Dec. 19. Robert Clark Is Co.
book sellers , discovered this morning that u
some tlmo slnco Saturday night , the safe I
their btllca had been opened by drilling , un
over $700 In money uud a few articles of
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