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2 THE OMAHA , DAILY .BEEqsFRIDAY DECEMBER 23 , 1887
COMPLICATIONS IN EUROPE ,
Disquieting Rumors Afloat Goncorn-
Ing Salisbury's Policy.
TALK OF THE TRIPLE ALLIANCE.
Continental Journals AKOK Over tlio
, Visit of Lord Itiiiiiloljili Chur-
clilll to St. Petersburg"
Ncnrlng n Crisis.
/W7/tf / / Jtunt * Qurtlim Itcnnrtt , ]
Lo.suox , Dec. iM.- [ New York Herald
Cnblc Special to the HBB. ] Strange , dis
quieting rumors nrc afloat In reference to the
attitude Jiow bolng taken by Salisbury's gov.
eminent towards Austria , Germany anil Hus.
sin. How far throe rumors nro authentic I
coifnot nay. It may bo tiuit Itis my duty to
inform you that they" may tfivo rise to Im
portant consequence * . What one hears is that
tile ministry bus been Induced by Bismarck
'to ffivo considerable couiitenanco if not abso
lute pledges of BUpjiort to the triple
nllinnco ; that Austria is confident that she
winy depend ujwn English Interception m
case Bbo is attacked. One or two dally
papers known to have access to ofllclal In
formation have uvcn gone so far us to put out
feelers on the subject. The Times hints that
England might possibly extend maritime aid
to Italy or Austria In certain eventualities.
Something of this kind was talked about lact
year , the object being , as it was then under
stood , to keep n Battenburgprince on
the throne of Bulgaria. The secret
story of that affair has not yet been written ,
but Homo day it may all come out. Minister
ial ornms give currency to reports which
point to n similar mysterious understanding ,
with Germany and Austria against 'Kussia.
At the same moment continental Journals
are all agog over tliu visit of Randolph Chur
chill to St. Petersburg. la there any con
nection between the visit of the loader of the
tory democracy to Russia and.t'lieir approach-
nicnt between Salesbury and Uisttmrck. Po
litical clubs of other places resound with this
questloii or questions growing o t of it. Is It
more clianco or caprice that directed Chur
chill's ' steps to Kussia Just as Salisbury was
concluding a German alliance. It may bo ,
mid yet the visit may bo of some moment in
connection with coming events. Kussia has
no friend in the present government and she
dlsposos'to bu very sore against England , be
lieving that she has been ill used , particu
larly by Salisbury and the conservatives.
She is of course aware that she gave great
offense nt the English court by an intrigue
against Prince Alexander. It is not very
safe for u publiu man of England to talk
much about court influences , but it is a great
' mistake to suppose that they linvo no power
Prince Alexander came over to sec the
owner a few weeks ago. Many surmises
are alloat as to the object of the Journey.
Some people have it that the friendly under
standing with Austria and the adoption of a
frigid attitude towards Knsiia dates from
about tills time. During the parliamentary
recess no questions can bo asked the min
isters. There has been ample opportunity
to cast the wires of the Uritinh foreign ixilicy
HI a direction not anticipated , from which
they may not bo easily moved. * * If anything
of this sort lias boon done tremendous sig
nificance is imparted to Salisbury's words
nt Derby warning the country that "if the
thunderclap was to start to break it will give
no warning , and ' if by an untoward chnneo
you Bhoula bo involved in it , your fate will
depend upon the preparation you have inndo
intho , time of pence. " I read in the light of
'the HOiul-ofllcial whispers about England
sending her navy to the Mediterranean.
ThosuBcutonccshavo an ominous significance.
The gravity of our position is greatly in
creased by the fact that the two great polit
ical parties hero nro by no means in accord
\ \ ith reference to Kussia. Thanks chiefly to
Gladstone's influence the liberals have been
brought to the opinion that Kussia means no
.harm to England and that an alliance with
the colossus of the north would bo highly
advantageous. Active Russian agents always
work Londo'n , disseminating these views
through society or the press , Their exertions
have been vain. Kussophobia is dying out.
Even the fear of RUHSIIIII ngitrobsion in India
is much weaker than at llrst seemed The
probability was that if the liberal party had
remained in power England and Kussia
would gradually have been drawn together ,
especially as the coiulitlon of Egypt and the
results of English interference there had al
most destroyed the entente cordiaio with
Franco. Gladstone seemed to bo working
with that end in view. Bismarck know
and suspected it and never failed
to aim a side blow nt Gladstone
when opportunity offered. Ho hates him on
general principles' , no doubt , or ho would not
liuvo entered that well attested saying :
"H'ld I brought us much calamity on my
country as Gladstone has on his I should long
ago have sent a bullet through liiy head. "
Hut the prlnco hates him specially for his
With the fall of Gladstone a new chapter
of European diplomacy was opened. Ger
many and Austria renewed their advance to
England. There occurred a phase of foreign
nflalrs that became known as Battenburgisin.
It is said that at one time England had gone
very far towards committing herself to the
maintenance of Prince Alexander in Bul
garia. Perhaps the device broke down itself.
Perhaps the service of unexpected circum
stance * had to do with the failure. What
ever the cause , the agreement with Austria
practically came to nothing. Austria never
gives up. She believed rightly or not that
the retirement of Kumlolph Churchill re
moved a great Impediment to her success.
The negotiations wont on from time to Mine.
If they have been directed to no definite end
the ministerial organs should certainly
bo instructed to bo more cautious than to
speak at such n moment as this about Eng
land placing its navy at the service ol
Austria. Time will soon show how1 far pop
ular suspicion is well founded. Unless tin
czar looks upon this demonstration on the
part of England ns n direct menace , even th <
autocrat of all the Rnssluus might well hesl
tuto to enter such a combination against bin
as that of Germany , Austria , Italy and Eng
land. Ho may recoil from the prospect 01
may bo disposed to bollovo that the government
mont hero would not bo supported bj
publiu opinion in intervening it
any mnnnir in continental difllcultles
Uudoubicdly a hope of that sort must hav <
inspired the effusive welcome so many Hus
sliui journals have given to Churchill , win
look upon him as loss hostile to their count rj
than Salisbury , and think it Just posslbli
that ho may willingly criticize the Austria !
alliance in parliament and before thoEnglUI
people. Already they Uilk of Churchill go
ing to Gatchinu to have an Interview will
the crar. These echoes from Kussi ;
may bo merely empty sounds o
thoru may bo much hidden meanlni
( n them. Beyond any doubt they nro excllini
consldorublo commotion hero. The sago o
, . Howurdcu is on the qul vivo to imugino wha
ho could make of the ministerial imprudence
It is the foreign policy which happened to b
unpopular and which was vigorously cor
demncd by Churchill. To thako Knglam
flght for Austria would bonstlpendous error
nnd oven to scad her fleet to Austria to siu
tain her policy , with no actual intention o
using it , would create much
h6ro. When Gladstone sent fleet' tp Alex
andria hu had no thought of'a shot being
flrcd < but Alux'andria was bombarded
mid the wars with the Arabs nnd the 'soiidan
ensued. The people have not forgotten tills
lesson. If , then , the official papers have
been authorl/ed to announce indirectly mi approaching
preaching movement , of. our naval arma
ments , the whole aspect of th'o Irish ques
tion nnd every other question will suddenly
Undergo a startliiiK ehunijo *
A Mr.Miinu or PAiu.uMr.XT.
Convivial Meeting of Smith , Kllrnln
nnd Other London Sports.
[ Cojii/rfy/it tfiaf 1m JHIIH * Ofinl'iM llen > irlt.\
LONDON , Dec. W. [ New York Humid
Cable Social to the HUB , ] Another act in
the Snilth-Kilrain drama came on to-day in
the sitting room of the Simrtlng L > if ofllcc ,
from which flow English and American flags.
An enormous crowd was outside and stopped
nil traffic for two hours. The first to arrive
was Charldy While , " * Join Smith's '
manager , Vleming , Smith's ' trainer ,
Howes , his seconds , Harper nnd
Ualdoclr , and his friend Dick Roberts ,
who were cheered by the crowd until all
were hoarse. Kmltli apixMred well nnd
laughed heartily ut his reception , and is in
fact now well , but the damaged oar was
greatly swollen nnd covered with sticking
plasters. TJie first performance was taking
n photograph of Smith with Baldock and
Harper at his side. The camera was fixed
opposite in tie ) front window of the Daily
News onicc. The crowd outside , seeing faces
nt the open window , expected a speech from
Smith. When they found what the process
was they called freely :
"Throw us out some beer and cigars. "
The next arrival was Arthur Cooper , the
race horse owner undone of Smith's backers.
Cooper was the favorite companion of the
late Fred Archer. Many spicy anecdotes of
how the company had been overcharged in
Paris by Jarveys and hotel keepers , kept all
in a good humor wlillo waiting for Kllrain
and party. Cheers were shortly heard from
up the street and Mitchell , wearing u silk
hat for the first t line In weeks , accompanied
by Charley Kowcll , was escorted by an enor
mous crowd crying ;
"Bravo , Charley , you'r u-berlckl"
The pretty dog cart and pony of Mitchell
was almost carried shoulder high In the en
thusiasm. Anpther roar , nntl this time
louder"than ever before , heralded the arrival
of Kilruiu and Pony Moore , who were
obliged to put their American buggy up some
distance away , r.nd all wanted to shake
hands with Kilruiu as he fought his way into
the oftlce. Ho remarked when ho entered :
"Oh , my back aches with their patting. "
The room was now full nnd everyone ap
plauded us Smith , with Kilraln , wont to the
window to appcaso the crowd. They wci o
immediately reeogniml and as they stood
Ido by side and shook hands , botli laughing ,
he roar was loud and long. Such n rccep-
iou has never been , given any pugilist in
The next and llnal arrivals were Jem Mace
, nd Henry Bull , the latter wanting to back
Sullivan to light with Smith or Kllrain. Bo-
'oru business commenced both men talked
Pony Moore opened the proceeding , say-
ng to Bull :
"What do you want ! Aurc" you going to
back Sullivan * "
Bull I am.
M. Are you prepared to put your money
B. Yes. I have it hero by the thousands
f you want it. "
M. Who will you back Sullivan to flght ?
B. Either of ttiom.
M. All right , then , I'll back Smith for a
liousiiiul to bent him.
Harding claimed ho knew Sullivan had
jover thought of fighting either men. Pony
Moore had great applause when he called the
meeting to attend to the work on hand.
Jhnrley White said : "I will back Smith for
L thousand , " when Pony Moore rejoined :
'Wo will put tip u thousand each. "
Smith settled everything by saying : "I
will fight SUllivan for any'a'ihount. "
The announcement was loudly cheered.
Pony Moore I'proposo Mr. White take the
hair , which was done.
Henry MeEvoy We have cojno hero for
the express purpose of settling the Smith
and Kill-am fight.
Mitchell said : "Both m < ; n agreed mutually
to a draw. Neither man wants to go any
Cries came for Smith , who said : "I am of
the same opinion as Kilrain Neither of us
want to fight together againTmt if Sullivan
wants to tight mu I uni ready to tight him
Pony Moore Gentlemen , I am sixty-two
years of ago and have seen over 100 lights ,
but I never saw two such game men in my
life and I am prepared to bacic either to light
The glasses were filled with champagne
nnd the health both'mcn drnnic with mu
tual honors. The health of all the principals
was then drank amid cheers for all. A line
reception was given to Mitchell's name. Jem
Mace was the last numo honored and thu
company settled down to talking freely in a
good natured manner.
Pony Mourc As an American , gentlemen ,
when I looked around that ring side and saw
the kind fares all except two being English
men 1 knew wowould have fair play and I
think it would result in thu death of one of
the men if they fought again. They are now
good friends and no light could possibly have
ended in a more satisfactory manner.
Smith This Is the first time I have had n
fair fight , conducted by a fair referee , and all
the gentlemen who were present acted fairly.
In conclusion , if 1 could have won i would
have clone so.
Baldock Gentlemen , when Smith fights
again I hopo. to bo present ns his second. I
ask you all to drink his and his family's
good health'and wish both Smith and Kil-
rain n very merry Christmas and a happy
He then spoke highly of Kllrain and ended
by hoping to enjoy his life-long friendship.
Mitchell , on bolialf of Kilruin , responded
in a few words and sat down by wishing suc
cess to both mpn and that they would now
reap the monicd success they so richly de
Chairman White told how ho had first inel
Smith , whom ho called his "boy" and how lie
hud been at the back of him from his llr.st
Pony Moore was greatly applauded wher
ho proposed , after the method of Jeffersonir
"Kip Van Winkle , " Mrs.Kilraln , Mrs. Smitl
and their families' hcalthand , next he added ,
"Tho wbolo American press. "
The speaking was ended by Manager Klcm
ing saying : "Gentlemenwhen the flght wa >
first proposed , I pledged myself to Mr. Voi
and Mr. Atkinson that I would do my bos
to bring this flght off satisfactory. I tin
sure Smith is the gamest man who ever en
tered a ringand us for Kilraln ho is a marvo
and deserves the greatest credit. "
Itcftisod to Dlarouo in Jail.
Dim. ! * , Dec. 22. Father Kyan declined
when placed in prison , to divest himself o
his clerical attlro and the Catholic warder :
sustain him in his refusal.
Ituxslntl Troops In Poland.
ST. I'KTCHsiiriin , Deo. 22. It is scml-ofllcl
ally denied that Kussia bus Informed th
powers that the movements of Itussian troop
In Poland have couHm.1. It U a facthowever
that no furtlterdisplacement of troop * .is ex
pcctcd during the. prcs nt winter. Russia ;
diplomats seriously exxvt | $01110 net ion nn the
part of Germany , Austria and Italy to induce
Prlnco Ferdinand to withdraw front Uulgurla.
Unpaid \Vnntn No PriiHsliui Sinners.
VIIIXXA , Doc. 22. Hcrr Vieuties , the tcuor
who Is under engagement Ui sing In St.
Petersburg , has received from Prlnco
Polgoroukl a note Informing him Hint it Is
itnudvlsablo at present for him f/Mflipcar in
Knsslu , as the government 1ms prohibited the
exportation to Prussia of Btono used fpr
United Ireland's Censure.
Drm.i.v , Deo. 21. United Ireland censures
the language contained In the letter which
Bishop O'Dlvycr. recently sent to the papers ,
as that of the London Times , Dalfour ,
ClosChon and Hnntlngtoii. H al o announces
that Sir Michael Morris , lord chief Justice of
the court of common pleas , Irelaml , has
started for Koine to assist in the conversion
of the pope to approval of coercion.
A I'rlcdl Henlcnccd.
Dvnt.ix , Dec. 22. Father Matthew Ryan ,
of tin ) town of Hospital , County Limerick ,
one of the projectors of the plan of campaign ,
has been sentenced to ono month's iniprisyn-
inont without hard labor-far Inciting the people
ple to commit Illegal acts.
H AicniiiHt the Crown I'rlnco.
HRIIMN , Dec. 22. The Tugoblutt declares
that there exists a smalt but influential
clique which seeks , by representing that his
condition Is critical , to brim ? about the resig
nation of the crown prlnco in favor Of bis
son , The Tagoblatijliopes the crown prince
will continue firm and refuse to submit to an
Million * For
Dec. 22. The chamber of dep
uties bus sanctioned the expenditure < | f
f > 2.0XKX ( ) ( ) In the purchase of repeating rifles
and f I,000UOO for forts.
Nnmmonrd to u "War Council.
Soi'M , Dee. W. Prlnco Ferdinand has
summoned all the generals of his stall to at
tend the war councils in Sofia.
Facts About the Colony'H MlHinanaie-
San Francisco Chronicle : Among tlio
TUib'-onfjerH ' of the steamer Newborn , wus
( J. D. Mend , ot the Topolobnmpo colony ,
in Mexico. Mr. Rend was onu of the
flr'bt lo RO to Topolobampo , nnd remained
it thu colony nearly n year , leaving the
l > hic.o with his wife ami two iliiughlorH ,
iccompnnied by eighteen oilier oolou-
Hts , on November 8. Speaking1 to a , re
porter ho wild that ho hart not yet scon
i fair HttitenioHt in regard to Topolo-
batnpo nwUur.s , and hu bulluvcdlhat Iho
olony hart a fjood future before it if it
. an bo brought under ffoodinuiiatjenioiit.
The plants of the untcrm'ibu were peed ,
but Ihe men placed ill charge by Xlr.
Owen us directors were inexperienced.
'ncompolont , hence the failure of the
ontcfprlbo bu fai'tas it .has gone. Hla
stricture on the mitiinanufcoiuent of the
utTair curry the more weight that lie
disclaims being ono of the disgruntled.
' After arriving at the bay it was
oted that $3 a day in credits bhould be
Lhe wages of men and women for ton
a day for the lirst three months.
nnd after that eight hours should bg a
tiny "si work. Had the inaiiugpinciitthon
) cen what it should have been a great
deal more might have Dcen accoin-
ilished and succebs assured. The lirht
nit-tako was made at that time in bepa-
. ating the colony into camps one' at
the Tlaslcoll ranch and another nt the
[ askell shops and anothei * at thuFuorto
[ 'iver , a mile1 above tlio shops. Tlio
argcht part was left at tlio baj , whore
the lennimm of the railroad wrus to be.
At one time there wore , all * old , 418
neil , women and children in the ditVcr-
: nt camps and at the prwiout time there
: ire about 140 left at the bay and at the
river. ' " * '
"Tho concessions from the Mexican
fovernmont obtained by Mr. Owen and
\-CovoiT.oi1 Rice for the Credit Fon-
. , ier company and colony , were very lib
eral , but fortain conditions wevo at
tached to them and a curtain &pccilied
time to fulllll them in order to hold the
property \\iis imposed in tlio contract.
The failure bo far to carry out a part of
the contract by the colony necL-oiitatGd ,
a vibit to the capital of Mexico by Mr.
Owen , lie has obtained an extension
of a year longer , in which time lie liojws
to build the thirty-live miles ot rail rend
and sane the concessions and. grant1 ? to
the colony. Then ho will > construct a
ditch to irrigate the 85,000 acres known
as the Moehis ranch , and make other
' 'Tlio land is good and would bo pro
ductive if watered and cultivated. I
never saw vegetation grow bo fast and
to such a size as it does in the country
around Topolobambo. TJio greatest
of the country is the ants. There
are about six sizes of them , and the
largcbt wo-k nights , deatrying _ many
plants and young trees if not watched
closely. I was surprised to ihul > so
few venomous insects and reptiles. In
manp of the states there are more than
in that part of Mexico , at least. The
winters are delightful. The summers
a.io a long spell of hot weather , the mer
cury ranging from 00 to 105 ! degrees for
several months. In the winter the low-
c&t I HIW it was -14 degrees above zero.
"After one becomes acclimated , if
properly fed and housed , there would bo
very lit'llo inconvenience from the sum
mer tieat , but a largo part of us lived in
tents during the winter and summer
and experienced moae or loss discomfort
from the heat and other things. It was
expected when wo wont there that
hou&es would bo built for all , but through
lack of money , bad management , etc. ,
fo\v got inside the buildings that wore
put up. Some of thebO wore built of
artobo and tome of stone , with dirt-cov
ered roofs , and were a very poorr helter
in a heavy rain.
"When tlio provisions ran out so that
there wan little to cat for a time except
vegetables raised in tlio garden men
tioned , all , or nearly all. became difcon-
tcnted , and the wornttsido of every one's
nature wab brought out to its fullest ex
tent. All who had the means to go went
back again lo tlio btales. There were
few , however , who had Iho means at
hand , Many of those remaining have
since obtained money from tlio btatcH ,
nnd have gone from the colony from
four to twenty or thirty at a timo. A
party of seventy-two wont away on one
occasion. Tlio directors and those
dlaiming to bo faithful to the cause as
sert that thu enterprise will limiliy suc
ceed , and when tlio disheartened ones
criticise the management , they arc
called "kickers , " and are treated bylhu
loaders with disrespect , and sometimes
almost with inhumanity. Such treat
ment does not encourage the disheart
ened ones as to tlio future of the colony.
Last year there was but little rain
and in consequence corn was scarce and
high , from * : i to Si ! per 100 pounds beinfi
the price until this year'b crop war
matured. The crop now is good , there
being plenty of rain in most part of the
country this year. Corn is the f rinei-
pal food of the natives from one yenrV
end to another. They make it intc
what they call tortillas. The natives
wore ouito friendly to the colonists and
viewed witli curiosity our women aui :
children. Women and children , tot
many of them for pioneering , was one o
the great mistakes in going to Topolo
bampo. Jt lt > realized now , and Mr
Owens has made a call for 100 able
bodied men with $100 each and u , year * !
supplies to come and iiush things. I
they respond to the call I don't rioo whj
the colony should not succeed , as ther <
is no doubt that the concessions to tin
Credit Founder company ara of un ,
doubted vulue. . ' . - .
NEW Kxoi yyira PUAST. . .
The .Pnrltans Hnvn n Merry Time nt'
ixi.os : ( < ic ) ' Hull.
Flvolong tables In Uij ! Kxiwsltlon building
last night presented a tempting array of clam
chowder , roast turkey- chicken pie , baked
bcuus , codfish bulls , tiduipkln pics , dough
nuts nnd other nccou arilmcnts of the New
Engluud kitchen. Ttio feast had been
specially prepared for , Ihil memWrs of the
Now England society'6f Omaha and tholr in
vited guests , who guttled to celebrate fore
fathers' ' day In a inaimiy befitting the occa
sion. As early us 7 ofrlock the gay company
began to arrive , nnd fwtwd hours thereafter
the time was most ple7ihntlywhlled away in
punt recollpctlous of early days In Now Kng-
land by the old , and conversation on nuiro
modern subjects between the young folks.
I rof. Franko and his'orchestra we.ro lasted
In the gallery , and rendered several charmIng -
Ing selections in capital style.
Shortly lifter V o'clock the company
marched to the tables nnd began the assault
on the many "goodies" prepared for. them.
The eatables were served. In family style , and
the scriptural teachings , "Do unto thy neigh
bor. etc , " were fuu > uemg.n trntcd. The titles
of the toasts were handsomely printed nndur.
tlstically arranged , ami to each toast was a
selection from the writings of the several
great ] > oets. Owing to the absence , of the
president of the society. Hon. James W.
Savage , Hugh O. Clark , Esii. , presided , and
Councilman W. H. Alexander acted as toust-
mustcr In a happy and humorous manner.
The toast , "Our Poiefuthers , " was elo-
quentlv responded to by Key. Henry C.
An octette from the Apollo club sang very
weetly that stirring song , "Landing of the
Dr. W. S. Olbbs answered to the toast ,
'Maine , " In capital shape. He referred to
its salubrious climate , and paid her people
illd everything first class. The harbor of
Portland , the doctor \entured to say , was
'What wo Muino-nys dote on. " Tlio doctor's
efcrcncc to James G. Blame was greeted
Homer P. Lewis , Esq. , spoke on "New
lumpshiro" m u sprightly and pleasing
ivay.Mrs. . II. D. Estnbrook sang "Weaving" in
.cnder nnd sympathetic tones.
llov , W. K , Copchuid spoke Intelligently in
responding to tlio toast , "Literature of Now
lion , John M. TliurHton .responded to the
oast. "Vermont , " In his Ub.mil eloquent and
The toast "MnsHachUBsetts" called out Nat
M. Uriglmm , and the great commonwealth
vu.s well c.ircd for.
Tlie "Sword of HunkerHill'1 ' wus suns in
in liiRpirinj und patriotic manner.
W. O. Taylor , Usq. , did himself proud in
il > ri-spuiiso to the to.ist , "KhoUo Island. "
Mayor \V. J. Hroatch represented "Cou-
icctk-ut's" interests , in un .uvccptnble and
hccrful Bti-aiu. after which the banquet
ilobed u.y Uo binding of "Tho old Oukcn
IMcasant Parties Given I ast Kvcnlng
By Various Orynni/.iuloiiH.
The llrst annual bull of the Patriarchs
Militant of E/ra Mill.ud Canton , No. 1 , was
icld uC Masonic bull last evening nnd was n
lisiinguished social aftalr. The Odd Fellows
and their guests numbered over 2X ( ) pcrsoiiB.
The dance was prccc/tcd / by n drill of the
tatriarchs in full unjfljorm , and some line
evolutions were displayed. Twenty munbors
vcro danced , and thoird 4isbing uniforms of
ho patriarchs with Vim olcjnmt dresses of
hn ladies made the scone in the ballroom u
irilllant one. An olejritnt supper was served
about midnight at Ldwis. ' The master of
eremonies was Captalh'-'N ' ' 13. Helm , with A.
T liitan , C. C. Field's. 1C S. Fisher , G. A.
"JpniK'tt and G. Thor puoken as floor com-
Last night tlio Elks held their first mooting
it their new quarters' in the Continental
> lock , corner of Fifteenth and Douglas
streets. This evening , the rooms will bo
brown open for the reWptionof their guests.
1'hoclub occupies the Vntiro fourtli story and
.heir r.uitn of rooms are the lliyst in tlio city.
Thu North Star 'chili held their second sn-
ciaV dunce of the season at Met ? ' halt lUst1
evening. About twenty-five couples were
iresent and the party proved a most pleasant
itt'dir. Twenty munbois were diulccd. Hoff
man's orchestra furnished the music.
C. R. Tevs , Fivmont , Nel. , is in the clty.a
J. H. Allen , of Defiance , la. , is at the Bar
J. W.Vorl , of Sterling , Nob. , is at the
J. II. Burroughs , "Wuhoo , Neb. , is at the
II. P. Foster , of Lincoln , Nob. , is at the
H. P. Ross , of Lincoln , Neb. , is at the
John Bratt , of North Platte , Neb. , is at the
John Snodgrass , of Sjiringlleld , Neb. , is at
W. A. P. McDonald , of St. Joseph , Mo. , is
in the city.
iW. . Hadd nnd wife , of Albion , Neb , , are
in the city.
J. B. Thomas and wife , of CheyenneWyo , ,
nro in the city.
D. A. Burke and wife , of Blue Springs ,
Neb. , are at the Millard.
TwontjMjevon members of the Bostonians
arc registered at the Barker.
Wealthy S. Carpenter , of Buffalo , N. Y. ,
arrived at tiio Barker last night.
Assistant United States District Attorney
Robert Patrick , is in New York.
Mnnngcr Jones , of the Grand Opera house ,
left for St. Paul for a few days absence.
Henry Yoss Inft last evening for St.
Louts , Mo , , and Now Albany , nnd will bo ab
sent a week.
James T. James , attorncy-at-law. and Mr.
Walker , of thu linn of Stcclo & Walker , of
St. Joseph , Mo. , are in the city.
Dr. J. Gerth , state veteriiurian , is in the
city accompanied by .fumes C. Blrnpy , of
Crete , a member of thu live stoclrcommission.
C. F. Bouffier , connected with Fred ICnifi's
brewery , left last .evening for a vacation
of buveral weeks which will bo spent in New
York in a visit to his mother and boveral
bttithers who reside there.
L. C. Wakely , of Chicago , assistant gen
eral passenger agent of the Chicago , Bur
lington & Qnincy railroad , is in the city to
pass the holidays with his father , Judge
W. F. Fitch , general manager of the Fre
mont , Elkhorn t Mls-souri Valley railroad ,
left yesterday for New York , to bo absent
until January 10. A street rumor to the
effect th.it Mr. Fitch had resigned could not
l-e traced to a reliable flounce.
Internal KeveiuicJ Collections.
Yesterday Mr. Ballcij'tuio , 'he Intcrial rev
enue collector for Nebraska and Dakota , re
ceived ST.O'S.TO from manufacturers and
sellers or tobacco and liquors.
Craft on the Missouri.
Chicago News : A strange craft was
that which came d.own tlio Missouri
river early the otlieir day and tied up a
short distance boloW'Uarlom ' , near Kan
sas City. It consisted , of a pi imitivo log
raft , ujion which \xas piled a chaotic
mass of poor furnifyro , bed clothing ,
and half-broken quctjipwaro. The craft
was about twenty ft'tft , long and not half
that wide , and upon it a man , his wife ,
and five children have * floated down the
Missouri all the way from northern Ne
braska. The man's name is Julo Till-
on , and Ids destination is Arkansas ,
whence ho emigrated a year ago to what
is known as Niobrara county , an un
settled region in northern Nebraska.
Ho squatted on a claim , but was forced
of ! when the legitimate settlers came
along. This loftTilUoii without means ,
and , gathering his few effects together ,
lie nut his family on thu little craft ,
which ho hiu > chri toned the Arkansaw
Travelor.and started on his long voyage.
Tlio family lias boon on the water over
six weeks , and the trip has boon with
out incident , except the death of one ol
the little ones. The child was about six
years old , and prone lo somambulism.
At iv point near Sioux City thu child
was found missing , when th'o family
awoke ono morning1 , having vyalkcd
the wutor during the night. '
SAVED JJY.A DEMIJOHN ,
An Episode of Old-Thno Western
MUSCLE BETTER THAN BRAINS
; of ft Mimlcrcr That Wns In-
terruptexl to CJIvo n Ijiiwjrcr n
Clianco Whisky Tlint Plcadeil
For the WroiiR Side.
"When I wont west in 'oil , " said Mr.
Cunningham to a C'hicago Herald re
porter , "I was past thirty-live yearn old.
1 was born and raised hero , and didn't
begin to study law until I was on the
shady side of thirty. I worked nt the
business.for a year nnd then found my
self with 4100 remaining , and with
every prospect when that was gone of
eating my shirt , if I'had ono loft , or
starving. A good many PhiliululphlaiiH
had already gone west , and u few Hllll
left for California , every little while. I
wont out with K party of three other *
Frank Wilsbn , Frederick Knnhuuorntid
Aleck Worrell. All four of us were
poor ti8 ch jrch mice , scarcely able to rake
and scrape enough together to gut us out
there. All we depended upon was an
invincible determination to get along
somehow should wo once net foot on Cal
ifornia soil. In 'Frisco wo separated ,
and 1'vo never Boon anything of the
others from that day to this. For my
part I worked my way on toward Vallojo.
I entered the town in the wet season
close to the end of the year. Vnllejo at
that time consisted ot about 100 houses ,
a quarter of the number being made up
of saloons and gambling hells. There
weren't more than KOO people in the
whole town. For all that it was as lively
a 1277 man and twenty-three woman
town as could bo found along the Sacra
mento. I had by this time found that
very few lawyers , unless they had as
much muscle as brains , were of much
UbO in a California community , and had
already begun to suit myself to
the circunibtaiices. Nevertheless ,
I thought it would bo just as well
'oy mo if I looked up what legal
lights the place boasted. So about/ )
o'clock on the afternoon of the day of
my arrival I dropped around to the ot-
fice of Squire Hiincle , who combined in
himself the ollices of magistrate , judge ,
coroner and everything else. His ortlee
was close lo Harry Williams' saloon ,
and not a square from the old enpitol
building. It was a one-roomed frame
building , with a window at each end.
The window jambs were perforated with
bullet holes , made by the squire in
keeping order in court.
"Runele1 .himself . was a character
weighing olo.-o lo ! ! ( K ) pounds , short , rod
faced , looking as if ho were dir/cd by
constant liquor , yet sharp as a whip ,
smoking a pipe when he unsn't asleep ,
a big-calibred revolver strapped around
him at the junction of trousers and
red shirt , Squire Runelo , when
bubinces was dull , used to bit
in an easy chair made from a sawed
out half barrel lined with hide with the
hair on. 'There he would sit , hour after
hour , in his barrel , whee/y , fat , his
bulldog face rod us a beet , his little
eyes taking in all that pa scd. The
squire was the 'most ' respected ot any
man in Vallojo , and a judge who'd get
more justice out of u ca o by dint of
of shetir horse bcnso than anybody elbe
in California. I had introduced myself
atid Squire Runcio had given mo ton
minutes of bound but profuse advice of
bow to matte'my way in Vallcjo , when a
chorus of yells sounded from up tlio
street , and the next minute a crowd ot
a couple hundred men came running by
the oluee shouting , 'Hang him ! lynch
the gambled' and in their midst , hands
tied behind his back , a lariat around his
nock , a bill , middle-aged man , who were
in his .rod shirt front a single diamond
that wart a beauty. Although ho was
nearly ! ! 00 pounds weight and was over'
fifty your- } old , lthc..s.quiro rose from his
barrel spry us a' .boy , reached for his
gun , drew it from his belt , fetalked out
and faced the lynchdrg.
" 'What the are you about'asked
'The men , nearest him drew back and
" 'He's the man that killed Jim
Hoopes on the Benioia road last night. '
" 'And you're going to lynch him ,
hop ? ' inquired 'Squire Runcio. Ho
brought the revolver to bear and said
" 'I inn the 'squire nnd I'm the court
in Vullejo. If there's any hanging to
lo done I'm the man to do it. Hill
Ilaines shall have a square and fair
trial , or some of you won't see to-night.
Take him into my oflico. '
"And they obeyed without a word of
" 'You fellow ' said '
, young , the 'squiro
indicating myself , when ho was seated
back ot tlie railing in the oflico , 'will
defend the prisoner. Bill Sergeant ,
you'll bo foreman of the jury. Hurry
Burns , you'll be juryman , and you , and
you , ' picking out eleven men from the
crowd , who took their places inside the
" 'Jim Hoopes was my friend , ' cried a
youngish man standing beside tlio pris
oner. 'It's my right to hang his mur
" 'We'll whether ' him '
see you'll hang ,
returned 'Squire Runcio grimly. Ho
hitched his revolver closer in his huiul
and added : 'But you kin bo the proso-
cu'tin' attorney all the same. Now , you
young lawyer follows , I'll give you just
fifteen minutes to work up your cube. '
"Of course I wus astonished at my ap
pointment as lawyer for the defense , but
the 'Squire evidently wanted to give mo
a chance , and I wasn't ono to back out.
In my fifteen minutes I learned just how
the cnso stood. My client , Haines , was
a lately arrived gambler. Ho was
already n crony of Harry Barns and Bill
Sergeant , who were both professionals
with the cards , and of the 'bquiro , who
liked u game as well us the next man.
That wus the rcabon the latter
was determined he should have a
fair trial. Hoopos , the dead man , had
been rather prominent in Bonicia.bovon
miles up the voud. The two men had
quarreled in Vallojo the previous night ,
and had lott Harry Williams' saloon to
gether. When dawn broke , six hours
inter , Hoopes was found dead in the
Ilonlciu road , two milcb out , with two
bullet holes in him. His money was
untouched. The bullols fitted Huinu's
revolver , of which , at the time of his
capture , three chambers had boon dis
charged. My opponent In the cin-o wan
Robert or "Bob" Hillman , of some little
repute ns n lawyer in the Vallojo. and ,
us hq had suld , a friend of Hoopes' , the
dead man ,
' . 'The trial began. Things looked de
cidedly black for the accused. I had but
one trump and played It. I got Harry
Williams on oath , and ho sworn that
Haines had returned within twenty
minutes after luiiving the saloon , and
had been there all night. It was a
pretty good alibi , for no ono could iniiko
four miles in twenty minutes , admitting
he had run both ways. I don't believe
I spoke more than flvq minutes , but I
appealed directly to Bill Sergeant , the
foreman of the jury. Squire Runcio
numincdiup strongly In my client's
.favor , and the. jury discussed the quos-
tioti half nn hour. There were , un
luckily , three men on thu jury who
were duau against the gambling fra
ternity In Vallojo , and they were
determined to hang Unities. After
awhile the jury wild they wanted to de
liberate , and tlio squire , with an expressive -
prossivo glance at Sergeant , ordered
the crowd out , put llainus in charge of
the constable , who was on hand at this
time , locked Iho door , appolnletl a
deputy to guard il , and wont over to
Williams1 lo hot on 'Cooked Hat. ' The
constable took Haines to the old Capitol
building and locked him in thu janitor's
room. In the adjoining room lived a
young artist , a relative of Commodore
nirragut's wifo. That individual could
gfvit the bout imitation on a violin of an
om-ltmo Melhodlst preacher saying the
Lord's prayer of any man I over heard ,
and for two hours , while Haines was
awaiting the verdict. the artist
droned out the tLonrri prayer. I
hung about tin ; Hquiro's olllco , wait
ing for the door to open. It was 8
o'clock and very dark when I saw Bob
Hillman , the pro-counting attorney pro
him , approach the deputy at thu door.
Ho had a gallon dumljohn in his hand ,
and I , not five feet away , saw him give
the deputy n bottle and whisper to him.
Then ho mil the demijohn before the
door nnd walked away. Then I rushed
to Iho diiinljohn and pulled out the cork.
Tlio purest Krintiicky bourbon it was ,
and Hinolt rich. There wan a slip of
paper on the handle. I guessed what it
was , tore it off , drew out a piece of
yellow wrapping paper 1 hud In my
pocket , and with a pencil stub wrote :
" 'Compliments of Iho defense. '
"I fastened it to the handle and got
out of sight. A second later Bob Ilill-
innn approached the door and tapped
gently. It was opened , the demijohn
was carried in1 and the door was shut.
Hillman walked ulT.the deputy returned ,
and I crowed to Williams' stloon to rend
my stolen slip of paper. lwas right.
" 'Compliments ol tlio prosecution , ' it
"Half an hour later Iho verdict was
arrived at. The 'squire took his place ,
thu prisoner was brought from the capi-
lol , the crowd surged in , and , while both
Hillman and 1 looked smiling and confi
dent. 'Squire Ruiiclo Hiked :
" 'What's your verdict , gentlemen ,
guilty or not guiltyV
" 'Not guilty , ' returned Sergeant. "
THE PRICE OF A BEST MAN.
Colonel Nicholas .Smith ClinrgeH $1KO
to Act In that Capuclly.
Now York Journal : A new and serious
dlllleulty has jumped to the front in the
faee of young people about to bo mar
ried. It is a question of the gravest
moment and concerns not only the soci
ety belle and her fashionable pretender ,
but persons in every condition of life.
Colonel Nicholas Smith , of Kentucky ,
and Mr. 15. J. Ovington , of Brooklyn ,
are the actors in the new comedywhich
came about in this way : Mr. Ovington.
who is boino sixty-live years of age , and
the father of a very beautiful daughter ,
wanted to get married. lie had his
eye on ono of the most lovely young
ladies in Louisville , Miss Georgie Maze ,
an orphan , and .sought the good oflices
of a mutual friend , a Mrs. Faulds. This
lady negotiated the alVair uith the ut
most tact , and with the assistance of Mr.
Ovington's daughter , who was an inti
mate friend of Miss Ma/e , brought the
matter to a happy conclusion.
Miss Ma/.o was'nineteeii years of age ,
and Mibs Ovington a trifle over twenty ,
and both were bonuible , sweet and
charming girls. Mr. Ovington was a
tall , haiuUoiuo man , anu a millionaire.
Hib head was white , but ho had money
enough in the bank to molt the heart of
a stone , and ho lived in Paris , although
ho did bubiuebs in Brooklyn and
Ono Una morning the day was fixed ,
and then the next question was as to
the best man. Mrs. Fnuld suggested
Colonel Smith , and although Mr.
Ovington had only a slight acquaint-
unco with the bravo Kentuckian , lie ac
Colonel Smith was a great Focioty
man , iinQ as accommodating as ho is
courageous and handsome , accepted the
trust. Colonel Smith , though a native
of Kentucky , is a resident of New York
and ho has traveled all over the world.
Ho is over six feet high , has an
abundance of flowing white hair , and is
a great favorite in bocioty. He goes
into the best at homo and a road and is
a remarkable man , whether ho walks
the streets of Now York. London or
Paris. He is quite a sight dressed all
in white in summer , and is baid to wear
Colonel Smith was obliged to leave
Louisville immediately after the mar
riage of Mr. Ovington to Miss Maze and
did not meet the parties again until
tevoral days later in Cincinnati. Ho
then called at the hotel where they
were staying and sent up his card. Mr.
Ovington came down .stairs tomecthim ,
and the gallant colonel linked the man
of money to indorse a note for $1,000and
save him the trouble of going to New
Ovington refused and the colonel loft
him. A week after that the married
pair returned to Brooklyn and the
colonel to the Astor house. As he was
settling up his accounts ono day the
colonel sent his bill for expenses in
curred by the best man business in
Louisville to Mr. Ovington. Itamounted
to $180 , and the bridegroom , dooming it
excessive , cut it down $80 and sent his
cheek to the colonel for 8100.
Both men were furioub , and angry
letters passed between them. Mr.
Ovington held that it was outrageous to
charge him anything for such service ,
and Colonel Smith insisted that the
practice is common among gentlemen.
Mr. Ovington consulted fifty of his
friends , prominent society men in
Brookryn , and they all declared that no
one over heard of such a thing as charg
ing for such a job. Colonel Smith , on
the other hand , brought forward as
many gentlemen in Now York of equal
social eminence , who uphold his view
of the case , and say that Ovington still
owes $80 to the colonel. Ovington nays
that this $80 is. the price of a suit of
clothes , and ho sees no reason why lie
should bo compelled to pay for it. Ho
sent the $100 to cover Colonel
Smith's expenses , and that ho thought
liberal , as the fare to Louisville was
Smith's friends are urging him to
demand the $80 in satisfaction. Hu went
to Kentucky yesterday , and from what
a friend of his said in the Astor hoiino
last night it is highly probable that Ov
ington will receive another kind of
communication before the week is out.
There was no end of go-tsip yesterday
about the matter. Colonel Nicholas
of Horace Greo-
Smith in tlio son-in-law
lov. The- general opinion of men con
versant with social linages was unfavor
able to the colonel. The standard books
dolliio the duties
on etiquette , while they
ties of the best man at weddings quito
minutely , HIV nothing on the subject of
his being paid for his services. Mrs.
Shot-wood's society text book , the
"Bazaar Book of Decorum , " "Good
Manners" and "Social Usage in New
York" are silent oirthc subject.
Sliediy Stripped 1 Jy Force.
Loxuox , Bee. 23. A telegram from Con-
ncll received to-night says that Sheehy , M.
P. , who was sentenced yesterday to ono
month's Imprisonment for inciting resistance
to evictions , Was to-day thrown to the floor
by Iho Jail warden , who then tied hl hands
atid removed hi * clothe * .
THE USE OF A GLASS EYE.
A Hnn KrnticUco Merchant' * K\i > orl-
oneo With n Jlngim Optic.
There are various uses to which the
glass eye can bo put , says Iho Altn Cali
fornia. It partially cures the defects of
misfortune , and inakos a sightly optio
out of an unsightly wound. It enablca
prudent persons also lo sloop with ono
eye open. This hasalwaysbeon regarded
as a very meritorious nohlovemoiit.
The man who does this Is always looked
upon by his neighbors as up to'"miulT. . "
A distinguished merchant in conver
sation with a reporter the other day re
marked casually that he owed his sue-
COSK in business to n very singular cir
"Indeed ! "
"Yes. You must know I have a glass
"I never remarked It. "
"No , nor are any of my nrqaintaui'ofl
nwnro of it. It is a triumph of art In its
way. My people In the store haven't
the remotest idea of anything of the 7
kind. But the eye serves a useful pur
pose , novertholess. Its unwinking stare
will bring the truth out of a fraudulent :
clerk when nothing else will. "
"Ono day , " continued the gentleman ,
"I had reason to believe that a cei'taili
person in my store had got into tricky
ways and was defrauding mo. I first
arranged my eyes at a certain angle and
walked over near his counter , pretend
ing to bo examining u pile of goods.
The defective optic covered his sur
roundings. Ho was waiting upon some
customers at tlio time , and soon bccuino
noticeably uneasy at the furtive glare
which oncoimtuied his eyes when hu
raised them. 1 soon discovered that ho
was growing very nervous , and I moved
to another place where my angle of
vision still appalontly kept him
in view. By this time he had
been under llro perhaps half an
hour I saw that his norvcH
were fearfully shaken , and his bauds
trembled visibly as he did up the pack
ages. There was a white look upon his
face that denoted intense agitation. I
kept him under lire perhaps an hour
in all , and then wont to another part , of
the building. Tlio next day I brought
the young man again under the Intlii- ,
mice of the glass eye. This time his-
agitation visibly increased , and lie be
gan to wear u harras od and hunted
look that under ordinary circumstances
would have appealed to my sympathies.
But I keiit him in view and was resolved
to see the outcome of the experiment.
By the end of the week ho was the n o t
demoralized man 1 over saw in my Ufo.
When he had reached thisstagol called
him into my private olllco , and fixing
the glass eye bo that it would meet bin
look fairly , J awaited the interview. Ho
was very pale and his hands trembled
nervously. I looked at him curiously for
a moment and then inquired :
"Havo you not something to tell moV
"Ho hesitated fora momentand then
stammoringly replied :
"Why , no , sir ! What should 1 tell
you ? '
" 'Return to your work , thiMi. ' But
as ho turned away I remarked to him.
quietly'I think you had bettor toll me. '
"This evidently broke him up. Ho
came back and sank into a chair. His
face was pale as death and his eyes full
of . 'Oh sir ' he cried '
tears. , , , 'pray for
give me ! ' and then it all came out ! Ho
had been pilfering , but so ingeniously
that Iho thing might have o-caped de'-
tectlon for years. But the glass eye
broke down all the barriers of his cun
ning , and brought him to book as per
haps nothing else could have done.
There is bOiiiL'tliing so uncanny in the
steady , unwinking glare of a g'la = s eye
that few nerves can resist it. "
"But this is only ono instance out 6f
many. I got the reputation among
people of seeing everything that was
going on. My brother merchants and
traders give up trying to impose on me.
They parcelvod from the steady look in
my eyes that I saw through their tun-
nonuvors , and dealt with mo fairly.
' 'There is another instance I will re
late to you , whore it served a good turn.
Ono night in a crowded car a pick
pocket was industriously but skillfully
pursuing his calling. lie glanced up
and saw that my eye was fixed upon his
proceedings. Of course , I didn't see-bis
robberies , but ho thought I did , and ,
passing mo qnlcklv , wnispored in my
oar , "Don't peach ! " and lied from thu
car."I took in tlio situation on the ins'nnt ' ,
and , culling to my fellow-passengers ,
gave pur-uit and captured tlio thief.
Wo found in his possession a half a
do/.eu valuable purses and borne jewelry.
"I have grown bo accustomed to the
efTett my glass eye pi educes that I am
now constantly on the lookout for thu
influences it exerts.
UA bully at a ward mooting once undertook - -
dortook to frighten mo by threatening
demonstration ! ? , but J encountered his
furious glances with so steady an eyu
that ho became demoralized in turn and
humbly apologized for bis vulgarity
and abuse. He had seared mo nearly
to death , for J am rather a fiail mini ,
but my glass e\o brought him to terms ,
as it does nearly every ono with whom
it conies in contact. "
" 1 suppose then , " suggested the re
porter , "that you would iiilMse the line
of glass OVCH by business men. "
"Well , 1 luiidly know1 meditated the
merchant. They are corlainh a great
convenience. ] 'o-slbly advantages
derived from them would not justify a ,
man in putting out a natural eye for the
sake of supplying its place with an arti
ficial one. But the question isopontu
argument. Much can bo said on both
sides ofit. " , ,
' J suppose , of course , you exclude
women from the list , of persons who
would find tlio glass eye of superior
benefit to tlio natural oneV"
" 1 am not sure of that. Women see a
great deal too much , and if the range of
their vision could bo diminished one-
halt it might bo ot great service to
'You see. " continued the merchant ,
growing philosophical , " 1 have thought
a great dual of into about the practica
bility of creating a one-eyed race. You
sue , of Into years the experiment of rais
ing hornless eattlo has proved success
ful. Tlio seedless orange has also bwn
grown. Why not a one-eyed rnco ?
Think of tlio matter teriou.sly. It in
worthy of attention. " And adjusting
his artificial optic ho turned away for a
stroll among his cle rkb
HOOK WHIJ.C BCINO WORN
" ' 33 R * & IT | IDS " " *
FINK CUT AND F lUQi
incomparably th Bast.
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