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rnE OMAHA DAILY BEE.
SEVENTEENTH YEAE. OMAHA , TUESDAY , JttOR&ING , DECEMBER .27 , 1887. NUMBER 192
SHOT DOWN FROM AlIBtlSH ,
A Colored Sergeant Foully Mur
dered Near Fort Robinson.
FOUND DEAD ON THE HIGHWAY.
The Assassin HUH nt Large Relieved
to Ho a Revengeful Subordin
ate A Serious Runaway
Hhot From Ambush.
CnAtM'oiii ) , Neb. Dec. 20. [ Special Tele-
* pram to'tho Br.c. ] Wllllnm Stance , first
ncrgcunt of troop F , Ninth cavalry ( colored ) ,
stationed nt Fort Robinson , was shot and in
stantly killed last evening. Ho was riding
from Crawford to the fort at the lima of the
murder-nnd the man who did the killing had
evidently laid in wait for him. The body
.was discovered early this morning where it
had fallen from the horse , lying in a pool of
blood in the center of the road. No clue has
. y.ctbeen discovered to the perpetrator of
the dastardly net and no CUUAO for the crime
ii known. Stance was a severe disciplina
rian , and some are of the opinion that ono
of the privates in his troop may have taken
this method of wreaking vengeance on the
sergeant for u reprimand or punishment in-
Jlictccl , The murdered man was ono of the
"most valued non-commissioned officers of
colored troops in the service and had been
awarded a modal by congress for bravery In
rescuing children from the Indians. Every
effort will bo tnndo to bring his slayer to
Hurt In a Runaway.
Sciiuri.Eit , Neb. , Dots. 20. [ Special Tolo-
' pram to the Bm : . ] A team belonging to Dr.
L. A. Shaffer of this place ran away this
afternoon throwing out Mrs. Shaffer , break
ing her leg and severely bruising her. Her
injuries are regarded as very serious. '
HLAlNE IN EUHOPE.
The Gentleman From .Maine Circulat
ing in the EflVto East.
f LBWISTON , Mo. , Dec. 20. [ Siwclal Tclo-
Brum to the BEE. ] A personal friend of
, Blalnc , who left him two weeks ago in Paris ,
Li | quotes Blaine as saying : "Wo lead n very
quiet life here. I nm not talking politics nor
rushing about sight-seeing to the cxclr..Jlon of
\ comfort. The moro I study the legislative
assemblies of the old world , the moro I per
ceive our American congress tlio most digni
fied and orderly of tl < o law-making bodies
on the globe. I think I never felt better In
myhfo. " As to what most Impressed him ,
In comparing the old world with the now , ho
Raid in substance : "Tho marvelous growth
of the United States is nn industrial and
democratic phenomenon which the so-called
upper classes of Europe are unable to com-
precnd. Twenty-five years ago ropreEcna-
tatlvcs of aristocratic ideas in Europe
sneered at America and nt Americans , but
now all this is changed. The utmost respect
nnd courtesy is shown Americans throughout
Europe , anel In England especially. " Blaine
pees to Italy for the winter. Tlio Maine
Hfculptor , Simmons , has engaged him a very
comfortable suite of rooms in Homo ,
to which city ho will devote the larger part
of the winter months. An audience with the
king of Italy and other notables will bo ac
corded him. Said Mr. Bluino's friend : "I
heard a story In London which I think is
strictly correct. Ono evening Blaine was
being entertained at a dinner by a distin
guished Londoner , and the conversation
turneel on the relations between Great Brit-
' . nln nnd the United States. Ono member of
? the British parliament , who sat by Blainc ,
V Kood-nuturedly critlcsied Bluino for the formA
A of ono of his dispatches to the English gov-
x eminent when Bluino was secretary of state.
'It seemed to mo at the time , ' suld the Eng-
j | lish statesman , 'that you were u little dis-
I courteous to England when you said in your
1 dispatch to her majesty's government that
" the United States expected such and such
> things of England. ' Mr. Bluino turned to his
J critic with the utmost nonchalance nud said :
'You forget , my dear sir , that I merely
copied the phrase of a dispatch from
i , her majesty's ' government to the United
States in the darkest period of our
, civil war. The tables are now turned.
( Then , when wo were In trouble , Eng-
lanel oxpeeteil iny country to do such
nnd such things. Now , if you will
. ' pardon mo , the United States is In position to
'A quote the phraseology nnd send it back
5 again. " Speaking of Blaine in 1888 , the gen-
$ - . tlumun suld : "Inm not authorized to speak
' for Blaine , but my conviction is that Mr.
f' Blaine neither courts nor opposes in this
mutter. Ho Is not a candidate in the sense
r that ho could accept the nomination if he
A thought tiny considerable number of rcpub-
n 1 leans thought another man stronger , but 1
JT believe that If the republican party in con-
* vcntlon again declares with great unanimity
that ho is the man for 1888 , Blaine will ac
cept the nomination , though few know at
what sacrifice of comfort und strength. "
"THE DECUM. "
/ Brilliant Rendition of n New Comic
Opci-ii at Chicago.
' CHICAGO , Deo. 20. A brilliant audience as ;
" % .ftcmblcd at the Chicago opera house to-nlghi
t to witness the first production in Chicago ol
thoj "Begum , " u comic opera , composed
and written by two young Chicagoans ,
Reginald DoKoven n'nd Harry B. Smith ,
It was essentially n bocioty event , nnd in the
nsscinblago which completely filled the
house , almost every prominent family In
town was represented , The opera was ro-
colvod with most enthusiastic applause , ovcrj
Bong nnd chorus being repeatedly encored ,
At the end of the first act , after the
curtain had been rung up three times ,
there were loud calls for the comiKisei
and author , who , In u brief speech , expressed
thanks for his kind reception. Flowers fron :
nil parts of the housa were thrown into the
boxes occupied by the young men. Colonc
McCuull was also culled for , and after u few
words of thanks predicted u brilliant future
tor the two composers.
Itnllroud Building for 1887.
ST. PAUL , Dec. 20. There has been nn un
prevented amount of railroad building in 1SS :
l > y nil roads in the northwest. Besides tm
8,585 miles of now road enumerated then
Uavoboen about five hundred miles of roae
bed prepared , ready for the Iron next year
The list is as follows : Manitoba , M2 ; "Soo"
Line , 423 ; Illinois Central , 11S7 ; Milwaukee
an ; Elkhorn , . ' $ ; Northern Pacific , 1110
Kansas City , BOO ; South Shore , 204 ; North
western. ISfi ; Oinulw. ! H ; Wisconsin Central
i4 ! ; St. Paul & Duluth , IB ; St. Louis , 10.
A Little Girl Drunkard.
NEW YOIIK , Doc. 20 , Lizzlo Dcgnan , onlj
ten years old , was arraigned In the Jeffersor
, MurUot police court to-day as an luibitua
. drunkard. Last week she went to .school be
, intoxicated that the teacher was compcllcel te
tend her home. Her father , James Degnan
wont to the police court this mofnlug to so
euro hei release , but was himself so drunl
that ho was arrested and committed for tcr
A tlaya. Tlio child was bent to thg Sitters o !
f Kt. Dorninlvlc.
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The Solo Survivor.
PV.pyinn.scr , H. I. , Doc. 245. The schoonei
Moscly , which arrived here to-day frou
Haytl , brought Borden Manchester , n ballot
f c i twjcd from the wreck of t no schooner Marj
I ' * 1 > . Collins , of PhJl4dolphhv. The other live
members of her crow , together with the cnjv
luln , went down with tliu vessel before the
teat tould reach thcia.
THE RIG RAILROAD STIUKE.
Reading Hhopmcn Will Not Go Out
Probabilities For To-day.
IlEUiivei , Pa. , Dec. 20. There will be no
strike of Heading railroad employes In this
city. About twenty-five hundred men are
employed in nil the company's shops here.
They held n meeting this afternoon nnd de
cided , by n large majority , not to engapo in
the strike , on the ground that it wns prema
ture , too hasty , nnd entirely local In its
character und should have been confined to
Port Richmond alone. It was resolved , how
ever , If the mnnngcrs of the strike should
order its , continuance clsewhero to give It all
the financial support possible. Officials here
were busy to-day employing men to move
traffic to-morrow , and several hundred wcro
shipped to-night to various points , where
they will bo needed in the morning. The of
ficials claim they have enough hands to have
everything working in a few days.
WIM-MMM-OHT , Pa. , Deo. 20. The freight
trains were moved cast on the Heading road
to-day. The regular crews wcro off on a
Christmas holiday. It Is understood the
men will go to work to-morrow.
SIIAMOKIX , Pa. . Dec. 20. Two freight
trains wcro moved to-day In this region on
the Philadelphia & Heading road. A small
number of conductors and brakomcn will re
port for duty to-morrow , nnd ninny engineers
signify their intention to resume when called
upon , claiming that they are not Knights pf
Labor. It is believed the miners will strike
if called upon , although ft nuinbeF ofTHem
are not in sympathy with the movement.
Tlio strike Is generally condemned in busi
The Strikers Still Finn.
PHII/ADEUMIIA , Dec. 20. The executive
board of the employes of the Heading road
wcro in hcsslon ull day , and received tele
grams fiom various points Baying the men
were still flrnt In their determination to hold
out. They also received notice of the action
of UIQ shopmen nt Heading. but
did not seem to regard It of
much importance. Ono of the members
of the board said : "They can in no way
materially affect the issue. The general
order for the men to cease work will proba
bly bo sent out to-morrow. The men in the
mining regions have signified their wllling-
JIOHS to follow the action of tlio employes at
Port Hlchmond. " A prominent ofliciul of the
Reading road said this afternoon : "To-mor
row morning every train that Is scheduled
will be moved nnd it is not expected the ser
vices of non-union men will bo required to
effect It. "
"Indications at present" said ho , "arc that
there will bo a liberal response in the morn
ing from employes of the company for work ,
and the company takes the liberty to say
that these who desire woik will bo accommo
dated and given protection. If the company
is compelled to secure any non-union labor ,
that labor will bo given permanent employ
ment. The amount of coal in transit is about
twenty-six thousand tons. This will bo
moved to-morrow. Four freight trains were
moved on the main line this afternoon , all
manned by Knights of Lobor. Other trains
were moved on iho different divisions by
knights. Wo do not believe the defection
will extend beyond tlio crews which wo dis
charged for disobedience of orders. There
are 45,000 persons employed by this corpora
tion , 27.000 of whom are In the railroad 'ser
vice and the remainder are with the coal
and iron company. Wo have no notice
that there is any disaffection with these In
the employ of the coal and iron company and
do not contemplate any. Among the railroad
employes wo do not believe there is a disaf.
fcctlon amounting to 2 per cent of the whole
number , so far as our Information goes. "
An official of the company , when told there
was an agitation for arbitration or comprom
ise , said there was nothing to arbitrate or
Cold in the Northwest.
ST. PAUL , Dec. 20. The weather report
Issued hero to-night shows a low temperature
throughout the northwest , all of the follow
ing being .below zero : Duluth 8 , St. Paul 2 ,
Huron , Dak. , 14 , Moorhead. Minn. , 20 , Fort
Garry 24 , Fort Totten 24 , Quappello 24 and
Funeral of Congressman Moffnt.
THAVEIISH CITT , Minn. , Dec. 20. The fu
neral of the late Congressman Moffat took
place to day at the Congregational church ,
Hev. S. C. Cole officiating.
Tlio latest developments Indicate that the
strike will bo a long and bitter one , and the
crisis will bo reached to-morrow when the
order of General Manager McLeod goes into
effect , directing that all employes shall at
once return to work and these who do not re
turn bo dismissed from the serv
ice. A committee from Assembly
No. 108 , of Reading , composed of machinists
and car builders , held a long conference with
the executive committee of the employes'
convention , who met in Port Richmond this
evening. The Heading men expressed them
selves entirely satisfied with the justice of
the cause of the strikers , and promise their
support , both financially and otherwise ,
to the full extent of their means.
Besides the Reading men , there were
represented nt to-nkht's conference a largo
number of representatives of locnl assem
blies of this city und other places on the
Heading lino. Resolutions were adopted
refusing to resume work until the men at
Elizabcthport , Port Richmond and other
places had been reinstated and every "scab"
who filled n vacancy discharged. All local
assemblies along the Reading line wcro noti
fied that the men will not return to work.
The Pennsylvania railroad district assembly
offered assistance and refused to remove the
freight of the Heading company
until the present difficulties are
satisfactorily settled. All assemblies
connectcel with the Pennsylvania
railroad system will give any assistance
asked for , and will not , they say , handle any
freight hauled by the Heading company in
tho.ovciit of "scab" labor being employed. A
largo number of Knights of Labor assem
blies have adopted resolutions endorsing the
action , of to-night's convention in making the
strike general. The convention declared that
while the trouble lusted peace would bo tlio
policy of the strikers.
The Crown Prince.
SAN REMO , Dee 20. Dr. Mackenzie says he
Is greatly pleased with the improvement in
the crown prince's condition. The smnl'
growth In the throat Is almost gone. The
doctor says that tlmo can only determine the
exact nature of the disease. Mackenzie
thinks the prince might bo benefited by the
hot baths of Hamman Rlrsa , forty miles froir
Algiers , tlio health resort for consumptive
patients and persons affected with bronchia
Failed to Cover the Crime.
ST. Louis , Dee , CO. The dead body of n
laborer named Benjamin Vonlliumaz , who
worked on the farm of Hypolito Adele , living
about five miles from East St. Louis , was
brought to the coroner at the latter place
this evening by Adclo nnd another oho of his
laborers named Gus Frossard. They &ai <
Vonilia maz went to bed drunk Sunday nigh
and was found dead In the morning and tha
they supposed death was the result of a
debauch. An examination of the body re
vealed thn fact thut Voniliamaz had been
stabbed through tha heart and Adclo and
Trossurd were put under arrest.
HAVISE , Dec. 20. [ Special Telegram to the
BKC. ] Arrived La Normandlo , from Nc\\
NEW YOHI : , Deo.20. Arrived The Rotterdam -
dam from Rotterdam.
Victoria to the Popo.
ROME , Dec. 2t5. The pope to-day received
the jubilee present sent by Queen Victoria
The gift consists of a golden cwor and basin.
These the pope intends to use in celebrating
Frozen to Death In Texn&
Bi Si'itixus , Dec. 20. Thq bodlcs"of two
men frozen to death wcro found near licix
to day. The weather is bitterly coW.
WHY KINGSLEY WAS KILLED ,
A Coroner's Jury Closely Investigat
ing the Supposed Murder.
WAS BILLINGS BLACKMAILING ?
Evidence Which GOCH to Prove an
Attcjiipt to Extort Money nuii
Property From the Young
The Inquest on Lawyer KlnRslojr.
WATEIU.OO , la. , Deo. 20. At the Inquest on
tlio killing of Couuty Attorney Klngsloy ,
who was shot by Lawyer Billings , Jhe exis
tence of n plot was proved by the evidence of
Emily Shane , the girl who signed the affida
vit taken from Billings , In which Kingsley
was accused of having betrayed her. Under
oath she testified as follows : "I signed the
affidavit hnndud mo by Mr , Billings without
any Idea that Kingslcy'a naino was written
there. Kingsloy never addressed a dlsgrare-
ful word to mo. " It was decided on the tes
timony of reputable witnesses that three
sliots were llred. Mrs. Billings will be called
on to testify , awl hIghly ejisationRl develop ;
mcnts a'ro expected. It Ts possible thut
the affair may prove a huge blackmailing
scheme , and something like n conspiracy
against the dead lawyer has already been
unearthed. The papers which were taken
from Billings at the tlmo of his arrest In
cluded a chattel niortgagc on ull of Kings-
ley's belongings , his library , stable outflt and
personcl property. There was also a mortgage -
gage on the housn which Billings had re
cently sold to Kingsley , and notes , bearing
enormous interest , amounting to nearly
$ . ' 1,000. These papers were ull unsigned , but
were In Billings' hand and made payable to
himself. Another important fact is that
Kingsley apparently never owned a revolver
in his life , and the weapon with which ho
was shot , and the cartridges in its chambers
nro of an old and unused style.
Additional developments are expected when
the inquest will bo resumed. Billings will
bo called upon to testify , and it is impossible
to understand how ho will bo able to explain
awny the evidence that now points to his
guilt. Mrs. Blllingshas taken quarters nt
the Jail at the request of the sheriff , but docs
not sec her husband. M. E. Billings is llfty-
years of age. Ho was admitted to the bar in
18(15 ( , and after serving continuously during
the war was , in 1807 , appointed Assistant
United States Attorney nt Uussellvillc , Ky.
Ho went to Kansas two years ago as civil
engineer for a railroad , then to Missouri , and
later to Iowa. Late In 18(10 ( Billings cauio to
Waverly , where lie continued to practice law
until his arrest for the supposed murder of
Anthony Kimrsloy. Ho is a close student of
spiritualism , and U bitterly opposed to any
creed approaching a Christian religion.
There has never been anything connected
with Mrs. Billings' life worthy of noteexcept
her elopement from school one day with
Billings , who at the time was supposed to bo
a married man with two children. She was
only fifteen years of ago. They were mar
ried in Butler county , and on their return
were met by the girl's father and a posse of
men with a rope , and Billings came near
being sent where the late tragedy , could not
have occurred. Ho was arrested on a charge
of bigamy , and in time produced a transcript
from the Minnesota courts showing a legal
separation from his first wife. His second
wife's father , William Welcher , now of Bris-
tow , la. , has never been reconciled to the
couple since the elopement and marriage.
Ho came to Wavcrly immediately on hearing
of the shooting , to bo here , as ho says , "to
have a pull at the rope. " Ho has been a
bitter enemy of Billings all these years.
Rig Fire at Grand Mound.
DES MOISES , la. , Dec. 20. [ Special Tele
gram to the BEE. ] Grand Mound , a small
town in the interior of Clinton county , was
the scene of a big fire early yesterday
morning. The Tauser house , Wcaro&Blur-
ick's general store , with a big stock of goods
and a saloon adjoining , wcro burned. The
loss is estimated at ? 10,000 but lightly in
sured. The citizens had no engine and fought
the lire with a bucket brigade.
General Aider's Second Distribution
of Clothing and Fuel.
Dr.T oiT , Mich. , Dec. 20. A year ago Gen
eral Alger gave suits of clothes to 500 news
boys and scut coal or wood and flour to hun
dreds of homes. This year ho will repeat his
gift , only on a larger scale. From lists fur
nished his secretary by persons who have
means of knowing who nro the legitimate and
deserving newsboys of Uetroit , needy news
boys will bo selected and sent 100 at a time ,
to certain designated clothing stores , where
they will bo carefully fitted out with coats
and trousers of cloth made to wear , and with
good shirts and stockings. The second part
of General Algcr's benefit will bo to supply
1,000 families in Detroit with a cord of wood
or a tou of coal together with a barrel of
Loxnox , Dec. 20. Gladstone was greeted
with mingled cheers and groans when ho
posscd through London. While making for
the train ho was visited by a number of prom
inent men. The journey was made without
n stop until Sandwich was reached , where
Gladstone addressed a crowd. JIo subse
quently proceeded to thq residence of Lord
Northbourne , whoso guest he will bo to
Dougherty's Sentence Denounced.
Loxnox , Dec. 20. The Observer to-day
denounces the sentence pronounced upon
Daniel Dougherty , the , American who shot
and killed Graham , as monstrous , It de
clares that the judgement of Justice Stephens
was biased by the opinion ho has often ex
pressed that diunkenness increases instead
of lessening the gravity of the offence
a sentiment which mankind has pronounced
contrary to common sense.
The British Grain Trade.
LOXIIOSDec. . 20. The Mark Lane Express -
press in reviewing the British grain trade
during the past week says : "English wheat
was slow to sell , but values were steadier ,
especially Russians and American red win
ters. At Liverpool the * quotation for reds
wahld per cental higher. Maize Is in fair in
quiry and prices show a hardening tendency.
Beans and peas arc firm. Liusucd , 'Jd
Churchill anil the Czar ,
LONDON , Dec. 20. A dispatch from St.
Petersburg says the czar gave audience to
day to Lord Randolph Churchill. The
Morning Post and Daily Telegraph both de
clare that Lord Randolph has no ofildul
King John Obdurate.
Loxnox , Dec. 20. Advices from Mnsso-
wah say : The British mission in Abyssinia
was unsuccessful in its efforts to Induce
King John to sue for peace , and the
Italians are jubilant over the failure ,
Dunux , Dec. 2J. Thousands assembled at
Mitchellstown on Saturday to greet Maude-
villa on the occasion of his release from
prison. Uixm Ins arrival he received a most
enthusiastic welcome. Mr. Spalght. n mag
istrate , and his wife were fired at while driv
ing at Klllaloe , County Limerick , to-day.
The Atlanta at Naples.
ICiijiyrfuM 1SS ? by JitniM ( J < ) nlnn ilcnudl.l
NAM.CS , Dec. 20r [ New York Cable .Spec
ial .to tlie HKE.j--Mr , Gould's , yacht Atlanta
arrived to-day. .
GONE TO MANNING'S FUNEHAU
The President naiL Members of His
Cabinet Htart U for Albany.
WASHINGTON , DccJ 2C.The 'president ,
Secretary's Bayard , Falrchlld and Lamar ,
Postmaster General Tllus , Attorney Gen
eral Garland nud Colonel Lnmont left Wash
ington this afternoon for Albany to attend
the funeral of Secretary Manning. Secre
tary Whitney nnd Secretary Endlcott will
join the party nt Albany. The party will re
turn to Washington Immediately after the
ceremonies. Several officers of the .treasury
deparmcnt have also gone to the funeral ,
NEW YOIIK , Doc. HO. President Cleveland ,
five members of his cabinet and Private
Secretary Latuont , reached the city at Hao :
on their way to Albany , where the party
will attend the funeral of the late ex-secre
tary of the treasury , Daniel Manning. The
Pullman car which brought the party from
Washington , was tnlren up In the Pennsyl
vania depot , hauled to Wcchnwkcu and at
tached to the West Shore train.
AI.IUXV , Dec. 20The funeral of Daniel
Manning will take place to-morrow afternoon
from the rcsldcco of bis son. The remains
will bo viewed by personal friends of the
deceased to-moriowTrom 0 to 11 a.m. The
president and members of the cabinet will bequests
quests of Governor Kill. From the execu
tive mansion they will proceed directly to
church. The pnll bearers flnd other friends
from New York will"an'lvo hereabout
about l p. m , I-President Cleveland
nnd his cabinet will leave Albany on their rd-
turn to AVashington at 5:30 : p. m. tomorrow.
At St. Paul's church'tho regular Episcopal
services for the el nd will bo said. Rector
Rev. .1. Livingston 1 cose , D. D. , officiating ,
assisted by the Epls opal clergymen of the
city. The pall bean 's will bo Manton Mnr-
ble , Rufus W. PC kham. A. P. Gorman ,
Charles , T. Canda , S dney Webster , Conrad
N. Jordan , Erastus lorning , Roscoe Conk'
ling , Simon W. losendalo , Samuel J.
Randall , John H. Va jantwcrp and Pascal P.
Pratt. At the close of the services in the
church the remains ill bo borne to the rural
cemetery , followed by members of the family
nnd mourners in sloths. At the mortuary
chapel the burial prujfer will be said by Rev.
Reese , and the remains at once conveyed to
the vault without further ceremony , where
they will rest until spring.
OUT OF WORK.
One Hundred Thousand People Un
employed In Now York City.
NEW YOIIK , Dec. 20. [ Special Tele
gram to the line. ] The World has ascer
tained that there arc at least one hundred
thousand persons idle In this city at present
and that notwithstanding the seeming gen
eral prosperity starvation mnnaccs many per
sons who want work but cannot
get it. The employment agencies are
full of i > cr8bns looking for work
for whom nothing can bo got. These arc
slack times for most of the trades , all men
who work on buildings being laid off. Of the
above number the superintendent of the
Working Women's Protective union says
20,000 nro women. The police stations every
night are filled with persons unable to pay
for lodging houses , and charity organizations
nro besieged by hungry men and women.
The nrospects for the winter months seem
to indicate that thia armyof unemployed
will bo increased before winter has passed.
The Fire Record.
IRON WOOD , Mich. , Dec. 80. The best part
of Wakettcld , Wis. , is in ashes. Among the
buildings destroyed are the Wakeficld bank ,
Haywood , Westcptt & Murray's large gen
eral store , postofttce R A. Morris' Jewelry
store , a theatre , n dozen' saloons and a largo
number of dwelling houses , about forty
buildings in all. Loss will reach $100,000.
Shot His Wife and Killed Himself.
DENVEII , Col. , Dec. 26. At Boulder , Col. ,
this evening , Isadoro Pierce , a storekeeper ,
shot his wife twice in the presence of their
four children nnd tjcn ? killed himself. The
wife is not fatally wounded. His act was
caused by jealousy.
A Slight Derailment.
ROSEMOUNT , Minn. , "Dec. 20. The North-
field passenger train on the Milwaukee road
was derailed to-night. Peter Phelan and
John Truax , of Northflcld were seriously
injured and others shaken up.
A Prominent Divine Dead.
LiTTi.n ROCK , Ark. , Dec. 20. Rev. A. R.
Winfleld , editor of the Arkansas Methodist ,
nnd one of the most widely known Methodist
divines in the south , died tonight , of pneu
REGRETTED THE GIFT.
E. N. Sntphen Changes His Minil
About Making His Wife a Present.
E. N. Sutphcn came home last evening in n
pretty mellow condition and when his wife
asked him for some money ho gave her 133.
An hour or so later , when ho began to grow
sober nnd see the great mistake ho had made ,
ho demanded the money back again. She re
fused , but after a short struggle ho succeeded
in recovering it. Mrs. Sutphcn was frantic
nnd rushed out to flnd a policeman. She told
Officer Godola that'sho had'been robbed by
her husband , but the policeman told her ho
could not arrest htm on that complaint. She
then preferred thq charge of wife-beating
against him. This bad the desired effect , and
Sutphen was tumbled Into the patrol wagon
and locked up at the central police station.
AGAIN BEHIND THE BARS.
Elmer Clarke Arrested for Running a
Crooked Restaurant. ;
Elmer Clarkewho two or three months ago
gained considerable unsavory notoriety on
the charge of seduction of a young girl , is
again in prisonthis.time for obtaining money
under false pretenses , Clarke has been run
ning a lunch counter in the basement of the
old city hall. Julius Mason bought a $4 meal
ticket from hfm , and ate a couple of meals
there. Clarke then , it is charged , told
his waiters that the neit time
Mason came to tell him that the restaurant
had changed hands , and the ticket wcs now
worthless. Masonciuno nnd the programme
was carried out as per order. Mason imme
diately reported the affair at police headquar
ters. Captain Green and Sergeant Mostyn
tiok the matter in hand nnd hunted Clarke
up. They found him In Captain O.Malloy's
saloon , and ho wasjao tnkcn by surprise that
ho inadvertently Admitted his crime. Ho
was arrested and put in the central station to
await trial , J
Overcoat Thieves Captured.
After finishing agiuiio of billiards in Foley
& Darst's last evening , Fred Johnson looked
around for his overcoat and found it was
missing. Upon inquiry ho learned from one
of the bystanders that Charles Cole had put
on such an overcoat and gone out only a
minute before , Johnson rushed out into the
street and saw Cole walking rapidly down
Douglas. In company with a policeman ho
overtook Cole , who was found wearing the
missing garment. * As he could give no
satisfactory reason for taking the roat , ho
was turned over to Jailer Ormsby.
J. W. Robinson , n negro , went into Frank
Warner's room at 1018 Capitol avcnuo yes
terday afternoon and helped himself to
Frank's overcoat. Warner left a description
of the coat with Officer McCarty who a
couple of hours Jatcr discovered Robinson
wearing it. Ho was Immediately arrested.
Hug Up to the Stove.
Another cold wnvo is hero , and the fore
runner of Jack Frost arrived last night and
began by coating the streets with the fleecy.
The following telegram was received at the
United States signal office at 7 p , m. :
WASHINGTON , D. C. , Dce 20. [ To1 the Ob
server at Omaha , Nob. ] : 'JO p. m.s Hoist
cold wave signal , The temperature will fall
twenty degrees or more by T a. m. , Wednes
day. ; . . GIIUELV. . .
A VERY UNGRATEFUL MAN ,
"Why the Late Ex-Socrotary Loft
THE MANNING CLUB AFFAIR.
Cleveland's Action Deeply Cut Ills
Faithful Friend Not an Ardent
Supporter For 1888 Rec
ord of an Ingratc.
The President and Mr. Manning.
WASHINGTON BUIIKAU run OMAIU lien , )
513 FOUHTHDNTII STIIEEt , >
WASHINGTON , D. C. , Dec. 2(1. ( |
A good many doubts were expressed to-day
whether President Cleveland would really
attend the funeral of the late Secretary Man
ning. It Is true that ho promised on Satur
day to go ; but ho also promised to attend the
funeral of Mr. Hendrlcks , and although n
vice president nnd closely associated with the
chief executive , the latter said at the last
moment that ho would not go. He had no
real excuse for not attending the funeral ,
cither. Then there was more reason for him
to attend the funeral of the distinguished
Indianlan. Mr. Hendrlcks nnd the presi
dent were very good friends to the
very moment of the former's death.
An old New Yorker , who was
thoroughly acquainted with both the pros/
dent and Mr. Manning , said to-night : "Mr.
Manning , when he left the cabinet , did so
because ho' could not get along with the pres
ident. Mr. Cleveland did everything he
could to hamper his secretary of the treas
ury , and what hurt Secretary Manning more
than anything else was that when the presi
dent ordered the dissolution of the Manning
club , organized In honor of the secretary of
treasury. Mr. Manning felt the little insults
heaped upon him by the president , and to his
most intimate friends ho never failed to refer
to Cleveland as 'that ingrate.1 You know
the rest. Dan Manning made Urover Cleve
land. That's lilstory. "
When Mr. Manning was departing for
Europe for his health , immediately after re
tiring from the cabinet , nn old friend bade
him good bye at the pier and said : "Now ,
Mr. Manning , I hope to see you return in
good health so you can help us in the cam
paign of 1888. 1 want to usk you if Mr.
Cleveland is renomiuatcd will you take an
active part in the campaign ) > ' To which Mr.
Manning replied : "J am a democrat , and
will vote the democratic ticket but
I certainly will not again impair
my health for a man whenever
never had a grain of gratitude in nis soul. "
The prediction that the president would not ,
at the last moment attend the funeral , were
not well founded , for ho left this evening for
Albany. It is stated to-night that Mr. Cleveland -
land received a number of letters from Now
York democrats urging him to bo present at
the funeral to-morow , and saying that if ho
did not ho would lose a good many friends in
the party in that state.
DAKOTA AS TWO STATES.
Division Sentiment Gaining Ground
Other Washington Topics.
WASHINGTON , Dec. 24. [ Currespondenco
of the BEE. ] "Things nro beginning to look
more cheerful.for us here , " said Senator-
Elect Moody , of Dakota , to-day. "When I
came hero a few days ago I did not think it
possible that the political prejudice in the
house could bo overcome so that Dakota
might bo divided before admission to state
hood , but I now think there will bo a bill re
ported from the house committee to admit
the territory as a whole state , and that there
are enough of her friends on the democratic
sldo to so amend the bill as to divide the ter
ritory on an east and west line and lot the
southern half como into statehood. The sen
ate will control the question m the upper
branch of congress , and the republicans are
solidly in favor of dividing the territory be
fore making a state out of it ; and , as I huvo
said , I think there is a majority on the iloor
of the house of the same disposition. "
Foil MODEHATE TAIllFf KEVI8ION.
"I am in favor of n revision of the present
tariff laws , because there are many injus
tices in them , nnd we have grown beyond the
condition of affairs of twenty-live or thirty
ycats ago , when the present laws wcro enac
ted. " said General Browne , of Indiana , who
is one of the brightest members of the house
committee on ways nnd means. "It would
bo absurd , " contifiucd the general , "to think
that a law regulating the incomes of the
government could stand a third of a century
without radical modifications. I am an ar
dent bollovordn protection to our industries
by positive tariff laws , but do not believe in
passing laws affecting the revenues and pcr-
mittlncr them to stand years after the coun
try has developed and grown beyond them.
Wo can make it easier all around by reason
able modifications. Th6 great body of repub
licans in both branches of congress , I believe ,
look upon the matter as I do , and the pros
pects are that there will bo some legislation
on the subject at this session. "
NO MOUC NATIONAL HANK NOTES.
Whatever may bo done on the subject of a
new basis of national bank circulation , a
number of the ablest men in congress have
expressed the opinion to mo that the issuance
of national bank notes will bo stopped. It is
proposed to either issue gold and silver cer
tificates , or the proposed coin certificates , or
United States treasury notes. This would
make the currency of the country more uni
form , would obviate the redeeming process
and would save to the banks the expense they
must now boar of having plates engraved and
printing done for all of thuir circulation.
National banks have to individually bear the
outlay involved in the engraving of plates
for thqinotcs which they circulate and which
bear their own name nnd signatures. There
is no advertisement or advantage in national
bank-notes , and inasmuch us the government
is to become responsible for their payment it
is hold that the government might just as
well issue , in the first place its own notes ,
and save the expense , delays and vexations.
Many of these who have most to do with
this question in congress predict that it will
bo but a few years , at farthest , before the
final disappearance of national bank cur
The enormous amount of time nnd care
which has been given to the investigation of
undervaluations of imports at the pott of
New York , and the compilation of a bill on
the subject by a special committee of the Ben-
ate , have led the people to expect a measure
which will very materially effect the price of
imported goods. It is alleged that the un
dervaluations have averaged moro than 20 per
cent of the total value of goods imported. If
this is true , and a law Is enacted which will
prohibit anything of the kind , it can bo seen
that the retail valno of Imported goods will
appreciate to that extent. Much of the fault
in the undervaluation business has rested
with the consular agents of the government
in various countries as well as the appraisers
at the port , and it is expected that the mcas-
ur.o..on the subject , which congress will puns ,
will close up not only these avenues , but
these which have been opened to smugglers.
With the great saving to the government
which a law of this kind will tnako the neces
sity for some kind of a tariff revision will bo
made moro urgent.
A Murderous Madman's Escape.
PAHIS , Dec. 20.Jangzorlo , n Goruiim com
mercial traveler , who attempted to kill n
French customs officer at I'uguy iur Moselle
last faunimer.hus escaped from the madhoubo.
Gladstone Leaven Cor tlio Continent.
1 , LONDON , Dec. 20. Gladstone left Hawar-
den to-day enrouto for the continent. . Five
thousand persons giivo him an eilhvslustic
welcome on his arrival at Chester. '
EXft OF A REVOLUTION.
Guatemalan Rebels Itadljr Routed
and Their Lenders Shot.
NOOAI.ES Ariz. , Dec. 20. The revolution ,
headed by the ex-president of Guatemala ,
Vlucento Castnno , against the government of
General Harrlltas for having proclaimed a
dictatorship Juno 10 , lately suffered a most
humiliating defeat. There were two dis
affected factions , one working from the
eastern department , the other from the west
ern , the former under the generalship of Cus-
tnnotho latter in charge of several well-known
military men of the republic. In n range of
mountains near the city of Guatemala a few
days ago , n battle was fought between the
federal and revolutionist forces , the latter
suffering almost complete annihilation. The
battle was desperate nnd sanguinary from
the commencement nnd lasted over two
hours , the Held being strewn with dead at
the conclusion. Cnstano was routed and the
other revolutionary generals captured nnd
shot. This ends one of the most bloody wars
the country ever saw. The republic now
AN OPERATIC BREAK.
Story of the National Company's
Troubles at St. Paul.
Manager Jones of the the Grand opera
house returned homo yesterday after n short
visit to Minneapolis. Ho wns requested to
go there by the president of the exposition
association to obtain $700 which that cor
poration hud loaned to Malinger Locke of the
National Opera company when the latter
sang hero week before last. The opera
company got out of Omaha without much
difficulty. They were liberally patronized
by the people notwithstanding that unfavor
able reports had preceded thorn from larger
cities , especially St. Louts and Kansas City ,
where the patronage had l > ecn miserable.
Their receipts hero wcro in the neighborhood
of 50,000. The only thing that handicapped
them while hero was u claim of $1,287 ,
held against them by Douglas of the
St. Joe oi > era houso. That
was easily gotten rid of , and to enable Mr.
Locke tc get something ahead , the Exposition
association advanced Mr. Locke ? H)0. ) which
was to bo repaid from the receipts at St.Puul
and Minneapolis. Several business men in
the city subscribed to a purse of d)0 ( ) more ,
while another purse of WOO was given him by
the management of the opeia houso. All
these facts prove moontcstubly that Omaha
loft nothing undone to give the National
Opera company all the moral encouragement
and financial support it deserved.
Mr. Jones arrived in St. Paul on Friday
night.but found that the receipts at Minneapo
lis had already been attached by Mnic.Furseh-
Muhdi for fr7GOO , , for salary duo her. This
attachment was upon the receipts of the first
three nights , the lust three night perform
ances being given in St. Paul. On the night
of Mr. Jones' arrival the hotel Uyan placed
an attachment of SJOO upon the scenery , and
later , McGukln , the tenor , and two other
members of the company placed another at
tachment of § 900 for salaries on a part of the
same material. The opera was "Faust , "
and during its performance , the ballet
"kicked" behind the scenes nnd refused to
kick in front of them unless they were given
their salaries. The management was forced
to let them kick unseen , and as a consequence
the ballet was dispensed. The chorus also
refused to "go on" without their wages ,
but some compromise was eventually
effected nnd the choristers "went on" com
forted. The next morning after the perform
ance , between 1 and 2 o'clock , the chorus
and other interested unfortunates held a
meeting and a man reputed to bo u wealthy
miller of the place named Bailey , who had
taken quite an interest in the company , and
whoso levi of music prompted him to "clo
something to old its members , wns elected
trustee , Locke being deposed , the members
absolutely refusing to sing any more under
Saturday afternoon the "Queen of
Shoba" was produced before a
small audience and "Lohengrin" was
sung to a fair sized audience. The receipts
of the two performances were turned over to
Mr. Bailey. After the latter performance
there occurred a lively skirmish between the
management and the officers of the law , in
which the latter wore outwitted. Interested
parties hud attached certain parts of the
scenery , but when it came to identifying the
sumo , they were unable to tell one piece of
an operatic setting from another , and in this
manner the loading of the scenery on tlio
cars was continued. As trunks belonging to
the company wcro carried to the wagons and
seized by the sheriff and his posse u d07cn
people were ready to swear that the packages
did not belong to the opera management ,
with the result that the property was per
mitted to go free. These defeats discouraged
the officers and by this time morning had
advanced a couple of hours , so that now at
tachments could not bo issued. And consequently
quently after a night of fatigue and mental
excitement all the people with a few excep
tions , got on board the first train and left for
Milwaukee. Another train soon followed
bearing the scenery.
These who remained behind was Locke ,
the cx-mnnagor ; McGuckin , the tenor ; Bus-
set , another tenor ; Jones , one of the agents
and Ludwlg. the bass. <
After sinirlng In Milwaukee , the company
will strike Grand Hapi-ls.
Mr. Jones says the $700 advanced by the
exposition has been secured by a personal
note from Mr. Bailey.
Ciuc\ro , Dec. 20. [ Special Telegram to
the BEE. ] A special from Washington says
that a prominent Wisconsin politician , at
present visiting in the capital , is of opinion
that Wisconsin republicans will tnako an
effort to put Governor Husk's name before
the next national convention as a presiden
tial candidate. The same gentleman asserted
that while Vilas is anxious that tlio demo
cratic convention should nominate him to a
second place on the ticket , ho would not ac
cept. Vilus , ho declared , is scheming very
hard for the top line on the ticket in IblB.
A Kentucky Killing.
HAWKSVILLU , Ky. , Dec. 20. Jack Hasson ,
a restaurant keeper , shot and killed John
O'Donncll , ii railroad construction man , lust
evening. O'Donncll and Hassan's sister hade
o quarrel , which was taken up by the
brother. O'Donnell's home was at Jackson
ville , 111. _
Pr.onn , 111. , Doc. , 20. Mersereuu Bros. &
Davis retail dealers in dry goods , who started
in business hero less than a year ago , made
an assignment to-day to Uobert M. Cox.
Assets , about * 70,000 ; liabilities , SHU.O.M ) .
Their creditors nro scattered throughout the
principal jobbing centers of the east.
For Nebraska and Iowa : Snow , clearing
weather , In Nebraska , colder , fresh to brisk
northerly winds with cold wave.
For Dakota : Fair weather , followed by
slightly warmer and local snows , light to
fresh variable winds.
The Pope ArtvUcg Conciliation.
RoJin , Dec. 20. It Is stated , on reliable au
thority , that the pope has instructed ArchBishop -
Bishop Welsh and other visiting Irish prelates -
latos to adopt a conciliatory attitude toward
the government in Ireland.
An Unpatriotic Editor.
VIKNVA , Dec. 20. The editor of the Parlo-
mcntarc-Vionnois has been arrested for pub
lishing Ji-tlcles in pi also of Russia.
Dnmiicd While Skating.
Pr-oitiA , 111. , Dec. 2fl. Emerson Littlcfiold ,
aged nineteen , whllo skating to-day went into
a spin an.lvsi6 di owned.
A Shower ol * Sparks ,
A shower of sparks .from a chimney of the
Arrado hoi-el about 0 o'clock lost night in
spired F.cnno oxclted ' individual to pull box
No , 4'J. Tho' Jiremen 'rcsK | ) ded. but their
sci'vlcc wcro .not requited. , No damage
COUNCIL BLUFFS' PUG WINS ,
Brooks Knocks Out Billy Nolan at
A HOT BATTLE IN ILLINOIS.
llognn Defeats Dally After Flfty-Thrct
Hard - FoiiRlit Round * The
CoinhiK Sporting Event la
Omaha Local Gossip.
lirokc n Rib.
KANSAS CITV , Mo. , Dec. 20. [ Special Telegram -
gram to the BEE. ] A prlo fight between T.
H , Brooks , of Council Bluffs , champion
light-weight of Iowa , nnd Billy Nolan , nn
amateur pugilist of Kansas City , was fought
two miles south of hero to-day for 2100 a sldo ,
in the presence of about one hundred mem-
bcrs of the sorting fraternity. "The fight
was a brief one , Nolan , though gumc , being
no match for Brooks , either In science or
strength. In tlio second round a torrlfio
right-hander by Brooks broke ono of No
lan's ribs. Nolan came to the scratch for the
third round , but fainted before any blows
were exchanged and the fight was awarded
to Brooks. Tills is the first prize fight In this
vicinity slnco the McMunus-Croekor fight was
broken up by the police about a year ago.
Fifty-Three Hounds With Knuckle * .
SruiNonEi.n , 111. , Doc. 20. A fifty-throe
round prize-light with bare knuckles took
place this morning just outsldo of the city.
Frank J. Hog.ui , the amateur middle-weight ,
of Springfield , nnd John Daly , of Plttsburg ,
wcro the contestants. In tlio first throe
rounds Dally clearly had the best of it and
felled Ilogau twlco , leaving two bud looking
marks on his face. From this point on , however -
over , the battle ran constantly in Hogan's
favor. Daly received several very wicked
blows , hut continued to como to the scratch
to the end of the fifty-third round , when his
backer proposed to call It u draw , alleging
that it had become too dark to fight longer.
Hogan's backers refused to accede to this ,
and when time was called for the fifty-fourth
round , Daily failed to como up. Another ,11
mutch is talked of.
The National Trotting- Association
About to Lose Its Best Oftlccrs.
CHICAGO , Dec. 23. [ Special Telegram to
the Ben. ] A locnl paper In its sporting news
hus an interview with a gentleman who at
tended the recent mooting of the- board of
review of tha National Trotting association
hi Now York. Ho says the association is
about to lese two of its best officers , as Judge
Grant will surely decline ro-elcctlon and
General Sllton is in ill health and cannot
devote much , moro time to the service of the
association. With their retirement , the gen
tleman says , no ono need not bo surprised If
Mr. Vail comes to the front again as the prac
tical head of the association. Ho Is now , it
Is said , busying himself writing letters to
friendly members of the association , asking
for proxies for use at the next congress. The
board of review hus tried to offset him by
having the present secretary , Morse , write
to all members requesting them not to issue < < l
proxies to unauthorized persons. I
"All the saino , " said the gentleman , "Vnll f\ \
will get a lot , nnd it is the opinion of every
man I talked to in Now York that he is once
more going to bo the secretary of the National
Trotting association. "
The Tourney at Boyd's Opera House
Wednesday Eve Notes. * '
The athletic exhibition nt Boyd's to-morrow i
evening promises to bo ono of the most Inter- i
csting events that has taken place in Omaha.
Thut the house will bo filled goes without
saying , as the entire sporting fraternity is on
the tiptoe of expectation. Among the roost
prominent numbers of the programme Is a % * j
six round set-to between Prof. Ed Miller ami
Arthur Rothery. Both of these well-known
pugilists have been in training for a week
past nnd there is no doubt that each man
will do his best to win. A magnificent silver
cup will bo given to the winner.
Tommy Miller and Tommy Burke will
spur for points in a ten round contest. It is
well known that the former is matched for
a glove contest against the "Belfast Spider"
in a twenty round scrap , nnd the interest in
the promising young pugulist is gieat. The
Chronicle gives un elegant gold medal to the
A great array of local talent will bo there ,
and many interesting sparring exhibitions
will bo given.
Locnl Sporting Notes.
Tommy Miller was presented with an ele
gant gold watch Sunday , the donor being Mr.
Patsy Fallen is still confined to his homo by
sickness. Mr. Fallen received many presents
Mr. Crawford , of the Chronicle , celebrated
Christmas in right royal style , aim was tha
recipient of many valuable gilts.
Jack Kollett , middle-weight champion of
Nebraska , found u handsome diamond pin in
his Christmas blocking. It was the gift of his
Colonel Forbes were n 9x9 smile nil day
yesterday , and exhibited a million presents
( moro or less ) , sent to him by admiring
friends. It might bo apropos to remark thai
no "seventeen stiches" wont on Christmas.
Mr. Arthur Rothory was presented with a
magnificent diamond ring yesterday. The
present was accompanied by a perfumed note ,
but Arthur can't get away with any bluff 01
this kind , as the gift cnme from his brothers ,
Ed and Al , and Colonel Forbes.
Mr. Edgar Rothery had a sot-to with Kris
Kringlo curly Sunday morning , and knocked
that venerable gentleman out in ono round.
Sunta Glaus afterwards explained thut tha
many picsents ho hud brought were the gifts
of friends , und Mr , Rothery apologised and
knocked the necks olt of several largo bet
Seth Cole was presented with a gold headed
cano by the employes of the Olympic theater ,
nnd Major John Condon wears un elegant
gold watch and chum us u murk of apprecia
tion from his cmployor.Patsy Fallon. Johnny
Armstrong Is happy while contemplating a
diamond breastpin that > was given him by
NEW YOIIK , Dec. 20. [ Special Telegram to
thoBii : ; . ] Francis Hlggins , a nurse In St.
Mary's hospital , Brooklyn , wns arrested Sat *
unlay on the charge of Miss Alexander , an
orphan lioness of Brooklyn , for entering he *
house and cluimlng her as n wife * Her fathcv
when 111 was nt the hospital , She wentthcra
to nurse him , whcro Hlggins saw hor. After
her father's death ho wrote her Jotters claim
ing her as his wife. She went to Europe
to escape the attention of an uni
known admirer. On her return letters call
ing her Ills wife were renewed. Higgina
began calling at the houso. Saturday u trap
wusluid for him. A detective was secreted !
n n room , und on entering the house ho was
arrested. He claimed to the police that hq
was married to her , hut afterwards admitted ]
that ho might bo mistaken in the woman. Ha
was examined by physicians and pronounced
Nr.w YOIIK , Deo. 20. [ Special Tele
gram to tlio JEn. ] Glaus Sprecklcs , wha
is now giving attention to tlio encour *
ngement of beet sugar culture In Northern
Callfoi nlu , ih quoted as saying that the beet
( .ugur fmluhtry can bo established In almost
uycry slate in the union , and will glvo u 1106
profit of .from f.VI to $ r5 an aero to farmers.
* Sexton Improving ,
LONDON , Dec. 20. Sexton Is
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