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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : SUNDAY , FEBRUAEY 5. ISSS.-'TWEljv'E PAGEa
1 THE END A LONG WAY OFF ,
Chairman Mldgoloy's Views On the
Present Freight War.
A BITTER STRUWGLE PREDICTED.
Xho Chicago , llurllnglon & Qnlnuy
ami Ht. I'nul Koncl * the Principal
A Dcupernte Struggle.
CniCAOO , Feb. 4. [ Special Telegram to
the HCE. ] "There is little doubt that the
present rate war will be ix long and desper
ate one , " said Chairman Mldgoley , of the
Southwestern Railroad association , to-day.
"No propositions of settlement huvo been
iade , nor would It bo of any use to make
nny nt the present time. "
"Where will this fight end ! "
T "Thero Is no telling. A light of this char
acter Is now nn entirely different matter
from what It was a few yc.irs ago. Five
years since there were ten. Junction j olnts In
Kansas. The Ten Junction association was
orgnnl/cd at that tlmo. Now there are ! 300
Junction points. The railroad ex
tensions in the west und south
west have been so great that n
fight like the one now In progress will bo far-
reaching In Its effects. Owing to the relative
geographical situations of St. Paul , Omaha
and Kansas City nnd the operations of the
Intor-Btato commerce law , this light will de-
moroli70 all rules and must involve the entire -
tire northwest , as well ns the west nnd
Mr. Midgely evidently regards the sit
uation us serious und expects thut r. bitter
flghtwillbo made. Ho admitted that the
rnilroads would lose heavily nnd thereby con
firmed the belief that several roads Involved
in the light will suffer so that they cannot
pay dividends on tholr shuro capital. Thu
flg'ht was started by the St. Puul roud yester
day when u new tariff reducing rules on ull
classes of freight from Chicago to Omaha ,
Council Bluffs , Atclilson , Leuvenworth and
.Kansas City about 40 per cent was an
nounced. This cut was met , us was tlio
second cut of 2 cents more.
The history of the fight is briefly as fol
lows : The Chicago , Burlington & Quincy bus
been held responsible for the maintenance of
rutcfl bv the Chicago. Burlington & North
ern. The latter road did not Join thu associa
tion , but the ofrtccrs of the former undertook
to bo responsible for it. On that basis the as
ffl sociation was formed. Uecoiltly the Cljiwigo ,
Burlington & " Quincy people withdrew their
1 guaranty for the Chicago , Burlington- &
Northern roud. So fur us is known there mis
been no change in the relations of the two
' > roads , which are in a large measure controlled
by the same stockholders. The St. Puul roud
lias held that it should follow in the west the
policy of the Chicago , Burlington & Quincy
in the northwest. If the Chicago , Burling-
'ton & Northern rates nro reduced in the
northwest the St. Paul must reduce its rates
in the west , The St. Paul is the main line in
. Its line to Omaha , while- direct one , has
toot the tributaries of others und doesn't do a
heavy business. The Chicago , Burlington &
Quincy privately made arrangement to pro
rate to nnd from the east with any of the
western lines , uud went about to contract
business westbound ut a through rule , which
% vas on lirst class from New York to St. Paul
83 cents less than the rates in force by other
lines with which they arc associated. The
St. Paul found itself forced out of business
unless it reduced its rates from Chicago to
St. Puul. Putting into effect a Council
Bluffs und Kansas City schedule of rates
made on tlio sumo basis ns the Chicago ,
Burlington & Quincy rates to St. Paul wus
in accordance with the often announced pol
icy of the St. Puul company to trout the
Chicago , Burlington & Quiney territory as
, the Chicago , Burlington & Quincy treats the
St. Punl territory. The other lines were
necessarily drawn Into thu reduction. The
light is an interesting and 'necessarily bitter
one. It involves nil western nnd southern"
points. The Inter-stuto commerce law makes
> all through rates ulso affect intermediate
rates nnd there is no telling where the light
Will end. _
LOCAL I3PPKCT8 OP TIIK CUT.
The Strife In South Omaha Imtcst
IlatfH on Meat , Kt < ; .
The Jolly , whole-souled Individuals Jwho
1-eprcscnt the interests of the various lines of
roads loading from this city to Chicago who
have been so cheerfully reducing freight uml
passenger tariffs during the last few days ,
Imvo curried the "war into Africa , " ns il
wore , and are now slashing each other met
aphorically speaking with unusual vigor ,
nnd nro each striving to see who can carry
.fctock and dressed meat from South Omaha
to Chicago the cheapest. Heretofore the
Chicago , Milwaukee & St. Puul bus enjoyed
. a sort of semi-monopoly , as it were , in carryIng -
Ing dressed meat , but since this latest action
on the part of the various lines the Chicago ,
Burlington & Quincy more especially has
taken prompt and effective measures to se
cure n larger proport'on of the business. On
Friday night the agent ut South Omaha
i declared himself , und by cutting under
the Milwaukee's rate secured n good slice of
the business. Yesterday the hitter road ,
through its eniclcnt representative , arose in
its wrath und met the C. , B. & Q.'H reduction
only to bo confronted by n still further cut
on the part of the hitter which secured the
i umjor portion of the trade on meat. On live
. Block tlio inducements held out by the differ-
, cut lines huvo liecn simply great. The Mil
waukee opened the ball by offering a passcn-
per coach to all shippers which was overcome
by a proposition ou the part of the C. , B , &
Q. to furnish a Pullman sleeper. Not to bo
outdone the Milwaukee then offered u Pull-
; ; i.niun with hotel accommodations , meals , etc. ,
Which last offer remains to be duplicated.
On Monday , it is believed , that further re
ductions will follow. Ono thing is certain ,
" shippers und packers are making u mint of
. money by the action on the part of the rail-
( . Till ! LATRMT.
fj , The war in railroad rates Is still in progress
, , ntul though several of the lines between this
) ) oint and Chicago for a day or more rot used
, .to engage In it , ull of thorn at length have en
tered the contest and each prcpo.scs to light
* it out until it pleases bomo ono of them to
r uiovo fur n cecesslon of hostilities.
At last accounts the rates between Chicago
nnd this city were us follows :
. .V.i . i
.V.uJ The Northwestern engaged in the struggle
ft yesterday after Us representative had been
neon by the Hi : reporter and its gencr.il
UKcnt. W. N. Uabcoclc , announces
that these rates will bo the maximum ones
from Chicago to nny station on his road in
In Iowa on or south of the lino. Clinton to
Sioux City via. Tuma , Jewell Junction and
ffis , Nobody cnn tell when the tight will end.
Now thut ull thu roads have engaged In It
nolthor can expect the lion's share. It will
undoubtedly bo a losing engagement for each
of the Ikies , us much so perhaps , to those
who enjoy u good local patronage as the o
who depend largely on'tho through business.
The contest , however , is mainly between the
Milwaukee and the liurlington oauh of whom
runs Into the other's territory , u circum
stance which led to this declaration of hostill-
The Situation at Kniman City.
KAN-HAS Cur , Mo. , Fob. 4. [ Special Tele
gram to the Ur.K.J The railroad rate wai
_ Ints assumed u most serious aspect , aud the
situation Is ono thut has not been paralelled
for years. Tha indications now are that
freight will bo carried over thb Chicago lines
before many days for 5 cents per 100. The
Chicago , Milwaukee & St. Paul to-day made
> a cut to 24,19 nnd 14 cents ou third , fourth
< and fifth clustt freight , while the Hock Islam d !
* reduced classes A and D to IU and 15 cents
J , . , respectively. The Chicago & AlUyi an
uiDluklug cattle for the Chicago market
-'fit 'HT.50 . vnd bogs at $ UT.5l .
per car. The WntmMi cattle rate to St.
Louis is HJO and to Chicago f W.OO. The Gulf
route hni made * reduction of 2 cents on
packing house products to Memphis , includ
ing the Greenland territory , comptlslng nil
that country cost of the Mobile A Ohio , und
has also reduced.tho fresh meat rate to points
In this territory- from IW,1 to ! JO cents.
All the roads nro making n St. Louis rate of
18 , 1H , 14 , 13 and 11 on lirst , second , third ,
fourth and fifth classes and a rate of 10 ami
8K cents on classes A aud B , with a 10 cunt
rate for , classes C , D and
E. The Alton has nlso cut
grain rates to Uust St. Louis from 10 to fi
cents nnd to Chicago from 10 to 15 cents.
To-day the cut was announced to apply on ull
around to cust-bound rules , as well as west
bound , and the Burlington is taking freight
with the agreement that the present rates
shall continue two months. Beyond question
the cut will extend to the passenger trafllc
within the next duy or two and the feeling
botwecu the txvo roads Is so bitter that a very
heavy cut may bo anticipated.
SI'OTTEUS NKATLY CAUGHT.
Corrupt Iowa CoiifltahtcB Kail Into a
Well Imlcl Trap.
DBS Moixr.s , Iu. , Feb. 4. [ Special Telo-
gmm to the BKI : . ] There was a lively sen
sation In prohibition circles to-night result
ing In the arrest of some of the principal
"searchers" ou charges of bribery. A few
days ago oflleers sci7ed the stock of McCor-
mlck & Co. , wholesale liquor dealers , on n
charge of violating their permits. The
oflleers who made the charge were Consta
bles Pierce , Potts und Hamilton , the trio
who have had most to do with searching
saloons and enforcing prohibition. It is re
ported they wont to the dealers nnd offered ,
foe u consideration , to refuse to prosecute.
Tlio liquor men concluded to sot n ( rap for
them and so made un appointment fqr thin
.evening , taking \vitli them n number of
marked bills. The constables walked Into
the trap and took the boodle , but had hardly
left the house before warrants were sworn
out for their arrest. Potts and Hamilton
wore Boon arrested and officers are now
searching for Pierce , who is the leader of the
gang. There is much excitement over these
arrests , ns temperance people have been
scandall/ed for a long tlmo by the way these
fellows have boon enforcing the law for
revenue only. The stock of liquors belong
ing to McCormlck & Co. has been released
and it is probable thut the other dculoisill
fare the same way.
Another Temperance Measure.
DBS Moixi:8 : , la. , Feb. 4. Judge Hender
son , Mrs. Woods , Mrs. Aldrich and other
prominent temperance workers have nj > -
pcarcd before the committee for the su | > -
prcssion of Intemperance to sot before them
another bill relating to the sale of Intoxicat
ing liquors. Tlio bill is said to meet with
more favor than the Custer bill. The mala
features are as follows : It places the sulo
In the hands of a druggist , who , to get u
permit must secure the names of one-third of
the voters of his ward or township und nn
equal number of women over twenty-one
years of ugo ; must give bonds for
$3,000 und bo liable to penalties and
costs. Any clerk selling liquors must bo a
registered pharmacist. Certificates' sale ,
the same as now , except thut they uro to bo
numbered , and witli the seal of the county
auditor. A buyer making u false affidavit'
deemed guilty of perjury , nnd giving n false
name guilty of forgery. The druggist must
show that he has never been convicted of a
crime or addicted to the use of intoxicating
liquors. The present permits expire in next
June. This bill docs not banish beer us the
Custi'r bill does. The Custer bill originated
with the Stuto Temperance alliance , this
with tlio W. C. T. U.
The Iowa Legislature.
DBS MOIXES , Iu. , Fob. 4. About fifty rail
road employes , representing nearly all the
roads in Iowa , wore before the senate railway
committee last night until 1 o'clock giving
testimony against the "c faro and the lower
ing of freight rates. The gist of the employes'
argument was that cither would operate
against the employes rnthcr than , the stock
holders. Senators Young and Price each re
ceived Icttcrs'from responsible men residing
on the Chicago , Rock Island & Pacific and
Chicago , Burlington & Quincy routes saying
tiat ) employes were made to sign remon
strances under compulsion. The senate is
being deluged with such remonstrances.
Uev. Ida C. Hulton opened the senate with
prayer to-day , the lirst instance in tlio history
of the world of such offlco being performed
by a woman.
A petition was presented by Mr. Young
i from citizens of Audnbon county favoring the
i eduction of freight und passenger rates.
By Mr. Dungan A bill to provide for hold
ing persons to answer for criminal charges
when ordered by the Judge of a court.
By Mr. Uooley To prevent the reduction
of the wages of worklngnien and provide for
for tholr payment in lawful money.
By Mr. Davidson A bill for appropriation *
to agricultural colleges.
The Ilallroails In Iowa.
Btwi.lXOTox , Fob. 4. The following , ad
dressed to the representatives of this county
In thu state legislature , is being circulated
throughout the city und county und almost
universally signed by prominent citizens of
both political parties : The undersigned , citi
zens of Des Moines county , represent that
there is not , to our knowledge ,
nny general agitation or demand among
the pcoplo of this country for u reduction in
the passenger fares upon railroads. While the
nominal local rate is three cents per mile , the
average actual rate ( owing to liberal pxcur-
sion and commutation rates und low fares on
through business ) is much less. In the effect
of a forced reduction there would bo fewer
trains , slower tlmo and poorer accommoda
tions generally. Wo do not think public
opinions would sustain you in votmgior such
reduction. The railroads represent n great
public interest in this county , nnd the people
are not hostile to them. Kudicut legislation
against them it not demanded and will not bo
There Is no doubt that this petition speaks
the sentiments of nine-tenths of the people of
Simply a Hcmlmlor.
/HBIIM.V , Feb. 4. The publication of the
treaty between Austria und Germany is not
intended as u menace to Russia , but a re
minder that peace is desired.
Thu Ladies Quarrel.
A little dilToronco had arlsot' between
Mrs. Rash and Mrs ) . Crash , and they
wore "having it out" over the fence
separating their respective back yard1 * .
'Its all very well for your tallc , Mrs.
Crash , " said' Mrs. Rash.Talk is
cheap. Hut 1 hope I'm too much of a
lady to "
' Lady ! " screams Mrs. Crash , "I'd Bay
' ' if I "
'lady' wore you.
' "Woll , if I wasn't any more of a lad
than you nro , Mrs. Crash , I'd neil out ,
would that. "
' Humph ! I'd talk about boiii a lady
with one brother in jail and another
"I don't ' cure if I had tun brothers in
jail , I tfties.s my husband's father never
lad to skip the town between two days ,
as yours did. "
' You'd hotter look out what you say. "
"I can prove it. "
. ' 'You may have to do it , madam. "
Q"I can do it too nuick. "
* - > "If you was any kind of a lady "
"I hope you don't sot yourself up as r
pattern lady. "
I'm more of ono than vnu aro. "
la "Yea you nro ; a nice lady you nro '
"Look out what you say. "
"You are a lady. "
"I am one. "
"Woll , all I've pot to say is that :
pity thorn that ain't ladies if you'n
one."This ain't the last of this ! I'll Ic
you know who's a lady. "
So will 1 you. I IV
"You a ludv ! "
"A lady ! You ! Bah ! "
And the "Indins" separate.
C. S. Whitney , hard and soft coal
oils and gasoline , 1515 Furnam. Eigh
teunth uiui Izarcl. Telephone 581.
HOW THEY WANT IT BUILT ,
The County Commissioners Declare
Themselves In Writing.
THAT RAILROAD TO YA"NKTON.
It Must Ho Stipulated Where the
Depot and Shops Arc to Ho Lo
cated Charley Need-
County Commissioners' Meeting.
The county commissioners waited until 4
o'clock yesterday , afternoon \vith the expec
tation of receiving a call from the represen
tatives of the Omaha , Yankton & Northwest
ern railroad In reference to the proposition
submitted by the board some days ago for the
voting of $309,000 in county bonds to aid the
enterprise. Hut no lone came , und at that
hour Chairman O'Kcefe called the board to
order and thu members settled down to the
transaction of routine business.
The claims of J. C. Whipplo for building a
bridge and extra work , WAI , A. E. Edison
mid P. 11. Sullivan fct.SO each , and J. M. Sim-
cral4.5'J ! und John H. Uutlor $2.1.50 for ser
vices us appraisers wore allowed.
Th'e following from the county attorney
was referred to the Judiciary committee :
To the County Commissioners of Douglas
County : My opinion being desired Iby your
honorable body as to the right of ex-County
Clerk Neodhani to retain the sum of $7,04:1.80 :
for rewriting the numerical index out of the
fees by him collected is respectfully submit
ted us follows :
Section 4 ! ) , page 4.17 , compiled statutes ,
provides that thu county clerk whose fees
exceed in the aggregate the sum of $2r > 00 ,
shall pay into the county-treasury the excess.
Section 47 of the siime act provides us fol
lows : County clerks for compiling the
transfers from the records of their oftlco
ahull receive for each transfer the sum of 15
cents or such other sum not exceeding 15
cents , as the county commissioners nnfl the
county clerk may ugrco UIKHI to bo paid by
The supreme court of Nebraska in the
State vs Huln , 10 Nebraska , ( Wt , holds that
section 42 is un original act in itself and not
nn amendment to the chapter regulating
fees. Itwillnlso.be noticed that section 42
provides that certain county onlecrs shall
account for fees received by them for the
performance of certain duties provided by
law. Tlio language used in section 47 con
templates n contract between the county
clerk and the commissioners for transfer
from the records to the numerical index.
The object of this section was
undoubtedly to provide for the compiling of
un original sot of numerical indexes. Tills
county was In possession of u set of numer
ical Indexes. Tha county commissioners
realizing the fact that they were Incomplete
and inaccurate , passed u resolution in the
nature of u contract instructing the county
clerk to rc\v7He and correct the Index. I do
not question the iwwcr of the board to make
such u contract ( if necessity rcqlrcd. ) U.v
the terms of this contract the county agreed
to pay fi cents per line. I am of the opinion
that this cannot bo considered in the nature
of fees for the law specially enumerates whut
fees tlio county clerk shall receive und what
those fees are for. It is therefore necessary
for you to pay Mr. Necdham for the work
done under his contract provided ho has ful
filled the same.
Another question may arise in this con
nection , und that is that this is in nature of a
resolution or instruction requiring him to
perform the services , and ns such he is not
required ; to guarantee or bo responsible for
thu correctness and uccuracy of the work
done. But such is not the case. It Is u
contract and ho is responsible
for any mistakes. The resolution
reads that ho Is to re write and correct errors.
Ho must therefore fulfill his part of the con
tract to your satisfaction and any expense
you may be occasioned by his mistake or neg
lect is properly chargaulu to him.
You should require of him n full statement
of the work done under the contract , und if
it appeal's that ho is not entitled to the
amount claimed or has not fulfilled the con
tract ho would bo liable on his olllclal bond
for all moneys retained by him in excess of
the actual amount duo him for the work less
the cost of the county for correcting his
work. Yours truly , E. W. SIMRUAI , ,
The protest of the Omnhu , Yankton &
Northwestern railroad heretofore printed in
the HII : : was read and placed on Hie.
The Van Dorn iron works , of Cleveland , O. ,
requested to bo numbered among the bidders
for making ttio intended improvements on
ttio county Jail.
The ofllcl.il bonds of Charles TclU , road
supervisor , and Paul F. Stem , constable ,
were approved , A bond furnished D. Fitz-
putrick to secure a lost Douglas county war
rant was referred.
The npcnded | from the coun y clerk was
referred to the committee on Judiciary.
To thollonorublo Hoardof County Commis
sioners Gontleinen : I respectfully re
quest thut you ullow the salary of my dep
uty out of the general fund for sen-Ices on
tux list und ussessuicnt books. Respectfully ,
M. D. ItociiK.
The following resolution offered by Mr.
O'Kceffo was read. Mr. Corrigan moved us an
amendment that tliat portion of the resolution
relating to tlio shops und depot read "one and
one-half mile from the United States build
ing. " Later ho withdraw his amendment ,
and the resolutidn was referred to the com-
mlttco of the whole to report back at 2 o'clock
Monday afternoon :
Uesolvcd , That the following proposition
to vet bonds to the Omaha , YanKton &
Northwestern , to aid In the construction of a
line of railroad , bo submitted to the electors
of Douglas county as hereinafter provided ,
provided , however , that the said Omaha ,
Yankton & Northwestern railway accept the
terms of the proposition within ten days from
this date. And if thn proposition is accepted
by said railway company , then Immediately
after said acceptance an election
shall bo called as by law In
that behalf , provided , and the said
proposition be submitted to thu electors of
said county. And bo it further
Kesolved. That if the said Omaha , Yank-
ton St Northwestern railway full to accept
said proposition within ton days ; then the
said proposition shall bo and remain until
further order of the board , open to any and
all parties to accept the same , and immedi
ately upon the acceptance of said proposition
by rcs | > onsiho ] parties an election shall bo
called and the said proposition shall bo sub
mitted to the electors of said county to vote
aid in the sum of .f.00.XK ! ( ) to the parties thus
accepting the proposition and said parties
first accepting said proposition shall bo the
partk * . In whoso favor U shall bo submitted
to tlm electors , that Js to say : Proposition
for railroad bonds m the sum of $300,000 to
aid in the construction of the Omaha , Yank-
ton ft Northwestern railway and to provide u
tax in payment thereof.
KcROlved , That by virtue of the authority
In us vested by the laws of the state of
Nebraska in that behalf provided ,
n special election bo held in
the county of Douglas in the
stuto of Nebraska , on the th day of ,
1SSS , for the puri > ese of submittinir to the
legal voters of said county the following
proposition , t'j-wit :
Shall the bonds of the county of Douglas ,
in'tho state of Nebraska , to the amount o <
t > ! 00,000 bn issued to aid in the construction
of the Omaha. Yankton & Northwestern rail
way on the following terms und conditions ,
that Is to say :
Said bonds to bo made payable twenty
years after the date thereof , but redeemable
after years nt the option of said county ,
as provided by law , to draw interest nt the
rate of 5 per cent per annum , payable Bernl
annually with interest coupons attached , the
said bonds to bo executed , issued and de
livered to the said railway company imme
diately uj > on the completion of the construc
tion of the work , us hereinafter set forth.
If at said election said electors of Bale
county shall vote In favor of said bonds , ant
authorize the IKHUO thereof , then the said rail
way company shall , within a reasonable Unit
after said election , commence the construe
tlon of said rood , und within two years uftri
the date of said election shal
have constructed , completed , equipped am
have In actual operation ISO miles of slngh
track standard guago railroad , and ulsi
freight and passenger depots within the sail
cltv limits , as hereinafter stated.
The line of said railway shall rommonn
within the corporate limits ol the city o
Omaha and within one mile of thu prcscn
United States court house building , at the in
tcrscctpn-oFifteenth ! and Rodeo * trcels , Ji
said city , and from ho point of beginning
running In a nortA eastern direction.
The said line olfrallroud shall be nn en
tirely new line a IV new right of way , from
the point of bcglnhlng.
The headquarter * utd railway company.
Its passenger und freight denoU shall bo
located and maintained within thu corixmitc
limits of the city of Omnhu and within ono
mile of ttio preBCTfTlhltcd States court house
building , located ifiho intersection of Fif
teenth and Dodgu sWets of suld city , and It
shall hnvii Us principal shops within the cor-
porute limits of sild : rlty. And further shall
a tax be levied niAitnUly not to exceed two
mills on the dollar for thu interest of said
bonds ns it becomes due , and on additional
tax be levied and collected to pay the
principal of jM. city bonds when
they shall bucomvdiM , provided that no more
than 10 per cent of tnl principal of said bonds
shall be collected In m\y one your.
Hesolved , further , that the foregoing ques
tions and protositlons | , together with the
tlmo when nnd thu place where such ques
tions will be voted U | > on , and the form In
which the question shall bo taken , shall bo
published In said Douglas county , and a copy
of the question to bo submitted to bo posted
up nt each place of votlug'durlng the day of
said election , in all respects as by law In that
Hesolved , further , that in counting the
votes upon said election all votes "yes,1 shall
bo deemed In favor of and shall bo counted
for the proposition UJKHI which-said vote U
cast , and ull votes "no" will bo deemed op
posed to nnd counted against the proiwsltion
upon which said vote is cast.
Hesolved , further that the question of the
issue of said bonds shall not bo deemed to
have been adopted unless the questions of
the amount of tax tobo levied to pay princi
pal and Interest of said bonds , shall likewise
have been adopted.
C. B. Havens & Co.'s claim for furnishing
coal for the poor during the month of Janu
ary , amounting to ? 7l'5.2i ' : nnd that of C. H ,
Howe , S1W1.50 were ordered paid , the latter
to be charged up to the account of K. K.
Meyers < fe Son. '
WASHINGTON , Feb. 4. Mr. Gunther of
Wisconsin presented the petition of 3,500
residents of the District of Columbia against
the enactment of prohibitory laws for the
The house then resumed consideration of
the Lowry-Whlte contested election cuso.
Mr. Moore of Texas , a member of the ma
jority of the committee on elections , spoke
briefly in support of the majority resolution ,
and contended that the coutcstcc had failed
utterly to make proof of his naturalization.
Mr. Ilowcll of Illinois , presented the case
of the contested and argued thut ho hud com
pletely proved his citizenship. There were
80,000 men In Chicago to-day exactly in the
same i > osltton as White. The records were
burned , their pui > crs were burned ,
their witnesses were dead. More
than one member , of the house
more than a hundred men occupying high
positions were in precisely the same position.
It was said the contested was unworthy of
belief ou account of some utterances upon
"Why , " said the speaker , "if wo all had
the brand of 'liar' put upon our brow , be
cause we sometimes make a mistake in what
we say uK | > n the stump , how many of us who
talk at nil would go .out of the House without
the word of 'liar' written all across our fore
head } " ] Laughter and applause ] .
Mr. Cochran of-Np York , democrat , was
yielded fifteen minutes by Powell and
spoke for the contostee.
Mr. Wilson of Minnesota , democrat , also
spoke in support "of tlnrcontcstec.
Mr. OuthwatV * of iOhlo supported the
majority rcsolutioi and the house , without
reaching a vote , ujjouiyied.
Will Fight the lload Agents.
WASHINGTON , Pcb.,4. Owing to the alarm
ing frequency of thej ajtocks of robbers upon
mull trains on sparsely settled routes in the
far-west , and the. aUpast constant peril in
which the lives of postal employes nro placed
by thcso marauders,1 Mie postoflleo depart
ment has determined ( o arm , nt the expense
of the government , ovcry"postal employe on
these exposed ralU.oad.routcs wjth weapons
of the most fcffccttyo liid. _ They will bo sup
plied with nn abmjjlanco of ammunition aud
every convenience necessary for prompt'
work , and will thus be prepared to success
fully defend themselves and the mails from
the uttucks of thcso road ugonts , however -
over skillfully planned or unexpectedly
made. Tills action has been taken at the
earnest solicitation of General Superintend
ent Nash , who has already taken steps to
curry the new order into immediate effect.
It is said many of the western railroads huvo
nlso decided to urui their trainmen and it is
expected thut with arms in the hands of
trainmen , express messengers ! nutl postal
employes , train robberies in the far west will
be less frequent in the future.
Nebraska and Iowa Pensions.
WASIIINIITON , Feb. 4. [ Special Telegram
to the BE15.1 The following Nebraska pen
sions were granted to-day : Peter Suit ,
Hoatrico ; Moses Kobca , Omahu ; William P.
Snowden , Omaha.
lowu pensions : Gideon Boycr , Emerson ;
George W. Haird , Princeton ; Lauren D.
Norton , Gracevillo ; Arthur L , Jordon , Fnir-
lleld ; Leaudor Desart , West Union ; Charles
II. Maxwell , Lansing ; Patrick H. Gillun ,
Creston ; Mathias Morrison , Sartalla ; Will
iam W. Campbell , Jcssup ; William W. Olm-
stead , Forest City. Increase William O.
lieed , Andrews ; Alexander N.Jack , IJock-
wollCity ; John A. Wooldriego , Edgewood ;
Thomas J. Garden , Tracy ; James M. Gom-
mcll , Harpers i Ferry ; Almon J. Trnncis ,
Walker ; John A. Feather , Nashua. Hcissuo
John C. Hickman , Centervillo ; Elizabeth ,
widow of Richard C. Howell , Marengo ; Han
nah Morgan , former widow of Lev ! M. Hall ,
Smallpox in Iowa.
Dns MOINES , la.j Feb. 4. Senator McCoy
and son have been quarantined for ten days be
cause of direct connection with smallpox on
n train from Oakaloosa. Considcrublo alarm
KILLED BY NEGRO MINERS.
Fatal Encounter Botwoou Strikers
and Non-Union Man.
STONES NO MATCH FOR BULLETS
The .Pole * Hcncw Friday's Wet With
Hevolvcrs And Hhnot Ono Officer
Down A Bloody Outbreak
Negro Minors Use Hevolvcrs.
PlTTslifiiu , Feb. 4. As feared u collision
occured this evening between the non-union
men at the Solar Iron works and the strikers ,
In which three persons were Injured , one six
teen-year-old lad , named Joseph ICenney , was
fatally shot. The works , which have been
Idle for the past two months on account of
the strike , resumed Derations
with eighty colored men for
merly members of the Amalgamated
association. These non-unionists were cs
cortcd U > uud from tholr homes by police.
Tills afternoon a largo number of strikers
mid sympathisers gathered about the mill.
When the non-union men came out , sur
rounded by the officers , the strikers followed ,
iipplyitlg many offensive epithets to the ne
groes. After n couple of blocks had been
thus passed the strikers began throwing rocks
when , without warning , several of
the negroes drew revolvers and opened
lire upon the crowd. The mob
broke and ran in all directions , while the of-
llcers rushed among the excited colored men
and endeavored to stop the shooting. He-
tween thirty and forty shots were tired , how
ever , before they were gotten under control.
Uesldcs young Konna , throe men are known
to have been shot , but their names or the ex
tent of their Injuries cannot bo ascertained ,
as they were taken awny by friends. It is
presumed that others received injuries of
Another Fight AVIth the Poles.
Sur.NANDOAti , Pa. , Feb. 4. The riot of
lust night was renewed this evening and the
manner in which it was gone about leaves
no further room for doubt that It is part of
an organized plan to compel all miners to lla
idle until a general resumption of work takes
place. Open condemnation of the coal aud
Iron oflleors' defense of them is Indulged in
by many from whom It was not expected.
The mere pretense of the authorities of preparing -
paring to prevent nny further violence
lence lias only encouraged the rioting Poles
and Hungarians and whetted their
appetites for more turmoil. It was generally
known during this afternoon that the Poland-
crs were buying all the revolvers that could
bo had in the town , and that they were hold
ing meetings at central points for the pnrposo
of agreeing on concerted action. Yet beyond
the swearing In of twenty special policemen ,
nil of whom were In sympathy with if not
engaged in the strike , the chief burgess
did nothing to avert the storm
tliat was imiKjndlng. While the sheriff was
absent nt the county scat the Poles were
'open in expressing their intention to stop
the Kehly run colliery from doing any work
after 'to-day , and a warning that they would
suffer from the coal and iron ix > lee ! had no
effect on them , their replies being : "We ,
empty hands , last night ; pistols now , kill
business , " and so it proved. Toward 3o'clock
they began to gather on the grounds
south of the Kehley Hun colliery , on thu sur
rounding hillsides and in all the streets ,
alleys and yards of the vicinity. By 4 o'clock ,
when the bell rung the signal to quit work ,
there were fully : i,000 men , women and
children congregated ' " waiting for the work
men. Not all of these- were Poles , but those in
the front rank were , and urmod with re
volvers , clubs and stones they impatiently
looked for the coming of the Kchlc.v run em
ployes. They regarded the other thousands
who stood behind them as passively endorsing
ing their work , if not actively cngajred in it.
The Croaker boys were the ilrst to tiuit work
and start for home. It was not thought by
mine managers that mob would molest thcso
mere boys , but it was bad Judgment for they
kicked , stoned and beat them us though they
had been responsible adults. A few men
who braved the 'mob also met the same fate ,
and it soon became evident that if the rioters
were to bo checked nt all it must bo by the
authority "of the coal and iron police and
cold lead. The borough specials were
absent and while the riot was going on the
chief burgess was running around trying to
hunt them up.
Suddenly the coal and Iron men to the
number of twenty-two formed on u Hat at a
distance of about llfty yards below the
breaker In front of the howling mob , who
continued to pelt them with stones. As they
formed the company in front
with drawn revolvers , heavy and
self-cocking weapons , the mob recoiled and
stood ut bay , their temper temyorarlly cooled
by the knowledge that they were facing
death. The conservative part of the crowd
drew back to u safe distance.
The Poles , however , still remained
in the foreground , waiting for a move
on the part of the officers. The
latter marched off along u pika road leading
the east and toward the ' 'red bridge" which
spans the Lohlgh Valley railroad wimro the
Rending crosses and connects the Gap col
liery with Indian ridge. The Poles slowly
followed , and the platoon of ofllccrs marched
slowly on up u slight elevation of thu roud
which , as it rose , formed un embankment for
the Lehigh Valley road.
As they neural the top of the road
they wore suddenly tired on by a
few Poles who had crept along
under the shadow of the bunk. Ono of
the ofHccrs , Oscar Wllinuu , fell , with un ugly
wound in the inner part of the loft thigh.
The police then turned and llrcd
repeatedly in the direction of
the mob , but without hitting
any one as fur as known. The mob returned
the fire with , vigor , but drew back. The of
llccrs marched off again Along \M railroad ,
through the bridge and down /to / the Indian
ridge breaker , whore they are quartered In
ofilees. Part of tlio mob fol
lowed and besieged them there , but made
no attack. After the shooting had boon
done , the chief burgess , with u few
specials and members of the strikers advis
ory board , urpeared on the sccno and suc
ceeded in getting the majority of the crowd ,
not the combative part though , to disperse to
tholr homes mid temporary IK.MCO was ob
The worst clement of the Poles , however ,
remained near the Indian rldgo mine waiting
for u clmnco to got at thu olllcers
who remained Inside. About f > : f0 ! p. m. four
carloads of coal and Iron imllco
cumu to town over the Heading road from
Mnhonoy Piano and other points and the
train was run past the deix > t and under the
coal chutes of the Indian rldgo breaker where
they remained. It is rumored that thu mob
intend visiting the houses of the men work
Ing nt Kehley run during thu
night and terrorizing them thero.
How much truth there is In that
remains to bo seen. The most serious
trouble Is feared on Monday when the
Kehley run und William Pcnn attempt to
resume operations. Hloody work may then
bo looked for if the strikers' threats are a
fair gauge of their Intentions. The Polo *
nro drinking all the liquor they can get , and
priming themselves for any conceivable
A 1 lg ClAlui Against tlio Wnhnsh.
KKOKUK , la. , Feb. 4. [ Special Telegram
to the HER. ] In the district court hero to
day II. 1. 11. Lucddo Hind u petition claiming
as due him from the Wubash , St. Louis & Pa
cific raHroad , WXI.$0 ( ) with Interest from
March.7,1SSO. The plaintiff sots forth in his
petition that ho is the holder of n number of
bonds issued May SS , 18SO , by tlio Toledo ,
Pcoria & Western , which the Wubash prom
ised to pay and for which they lire liable , but
that since January 1 , 1SSI , the defendant has
neglected to pay the Interest onany part of
the bonds held by plaintiff.
Instantly Killed Ity un Kngliio.
OSKAI.OOLA , In. , Feb. 4. [ Special Telegram
to the HIK. : ] Harry Weathcrwal , a lad of
thirteen , was struck by a moving engine In
the central yards this evening and instantly
KOMI : , Feb. 4. In the debate on the budget
in the deputies Crispi , prime minister , said in
the present condition of Europe it was im-
l > ossllle for Italy to rcduco military expend
Clarke DOWIIH Williams.
A good crowd assembled in tlio hall above
thn Turf Exchange last evening to witness a
wrestling match between II. J. Clarke and
H. C. Williams , both of Omaha. The con
test was for $50 aside , side holds , best two
lulls in three , three points down to consti
tute a fall. Mr. Patsy Fallen outdated as
referee. The men appeared on the carpet
prompt lynt 10 o'clock , with Clarke a favor
ite in the betting. After a florcu struggle of
three minutes and tlfty seconds duration ,
Williams broke his hold and the fall was de
cided in favor of Clarko. After a rest of ten
minutes the gladiators again entered the ring ,
and while the struggle was of the liveliest
and most stubborn description , Clarke ugum
proved his superiorly by gaming u clean fall.
The referee awarded the bout and match
to Clarke umid the cheers of his numerous
admirers , und immediately afterward the
Monday , Tuesday & Wednesday Ev/s
FEB. B ; 7 and 8 ,
tlrand Special Engagement America a Greatest
Monday Evening , n Xcn 1'lay Kntitlptl
RENEE DE MOHAY ,
Clara Morris as the Countess.
Pronounced by C.'ltlc.Vlirr grandest Impersona
TnoilnjI've "L' Arllrk47. . "
Widiicoilar Kvo. . . ' 'The Now Mu
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AUGU8TIN DALY'S Greatest ot all Ills Great
Comedy Successes ,
"A NIGHT OFF , "
As played nt Daly's Theater. In Ni > - York , nnd
produced at the ( Jnlety Theater , London.
MILITARY MEN . FOR COREA.
That Kingdom Making n Did For
NAMES OF THOSE HONORED.
A PAClflc Itnllrnad lobbyist Receive *
A Merited Tongiic-Imnhlng At the
llnmlH of AII Indignant
AniorlcAn Talent In Dcnnmrk.
WASHINGTON HUIIKVU TIIU OMVIU HBK , i
61l ! Fot'llTliKNTII STHKRT , >
WASUINOTON , 1) . C. , Fob. 4. |
A good deal of quiet talk has boon going
on for some weeks-over since the arrival of
thoCoreun embassy In Washington , In fact-
hinting that certain Americans wore to bu
asked by the king of Coren to accept posi
tions of importance at thu head of military
affairs In that country. After a tlmo the
names began to leak out , among them being
that of General William MeK.D.vo , ut pres
ent the chief of the special examination
division of ; the United States pension
ofllccs , Colonel K. M. Cummins ,
of this city , and Major John
O. Lee , of Philadelphia , nil aid on Governor
Hraver's staff. General Dye was appointed
to West Point from Ohio , served in the Into
war as colonel of the Twentieth Iowa and
was afterwards promoted to the rank of
brigadier-general. After the war ho was
with "Chinese'1 Gordon In the service of the
khedive of Egypt. Slnco his return to this
country ho has held the office of chief of
police of this city. Ho is about fifty years of
Colonel Cummins was In thu confederate
navy and since the war has taught military
tactics at the Georgetown university.
At the state department It was learned this
afternoon that all the connection which that
ofllcu hut had witli the sending of Americans
to Coreii wai the transmlttal of the request of
tlui king of Coren to that effect to the secre
taries of the war and navy. The fact that
Corca comet hero for army officers instead of
to other countries is attributed to the prepon
derance of American inllui'iico in that coun
try rather than to any diplomatic efforts on
the part of Secretary Bayard. The American
minister there is a man of great importance ,
said to ho an adviser of the king. It is ad
mitted nt the navy department that a recpiest
has been received to this effect , but no action
has yet been taken and consequently nothing
definite can bo learned. Tlio major has been
referred to Commodore Walker , chief of the
bureau of navigation. Major Dye Bald to
day that ho had nothing to say relative to the
published statement that he was to bo ap
pointed on u commission to go to
Corca and organise the military force of that
nation. "I have nothing to say , " lie added ,
tersely , "because them is nothing to say. "
Major Dye stated that there had been MIIIIO
talk in this direction , but no definite conclu
sion had been reached. Coreii , ho said , had
aspirations as a nation and was favorably
inclined toward American methods and insti
tutions , hut exactly what would be done ho
could not say.
THOl'lll.n I.V COMMITTKR.
n is not very plain sailing in the committee
on public buildings and grounds with the
Omaha postofllce building bill. Somehow or
other , and for some unexplained reason , u
great deal of opposition has boon manifested.
Mr. McShaiio lias worked hard , and in this
lias had the support of Messrs. Uorsoy and
Laird , who take Just as much interest
in the Omaha bills as thuy
do in bills for their own towns. Tho-to gcii-
tlcmen have succeeded in securing the sup
port of the republican members , and every
republican member of the committee will
vote for Ine Omaha bill. It will doubtless bo
repotted eventually and all of the
Nebraska delegation are working
hard to get it on the calender
before tho'Jlst Instant ; which date has been
set as one of the four on which public build-
in ! , ' bills shall ho considered.
Mr. Dorsey to-day introduced a bill for the
relief of Alice Cook , the Insane daughter of
John Cook , of Howard county.
Congressman MeSlmno has succeeded In
securing an appointment of six now letter
carriers for Omaha. They will he appointed
on the 15th.
OK INTiii : ( : T TO IOAN1. .
Changes In the civil service in which Iowa
men uru interested are announced to-day a
follows : N. A. Lowry , appointed to a $900
poMtlon in the treasury department ; J. S.
Williams , promoted from a $ lf > IX ) to an fl,800
clerkship in tin ; general land ofllcc , and J. t > .
Hullo , promoted from the j.100 . to thu $1,400
class in the pension olllcc.
A WKMI'MKIIlTKIl Itr.Ill'Kn.
Some thno ago Hepivsentativo Thomas , of
Wisconsin , Introduced a resolution which
provided that Inasmuch as the subsidized
Pacillc railroads aru not making any effort to
pay tholr debt to the government , there
should bo no more patents isiued to them until
they pay tholr debt. C. P. Huntlngton keeps
in Washington a man named llo.vd to look
after the interests of his road. Thin man
saw ( It to assort that the Thomas rosolutioii
was introduced for blackmailing purposes.
Mr. Thomas heard of this , and to-day ho met
Hoyd in the lobby of the house. Mr Thomas
proceeded to comb down Mr. Hoyd in u man
ner that was more cmplmtlu than
polite , Ho was angry and did not choose hU
words. He characterized Hoyd as u "D d
blade scoundrel" and swon ; that if ho again
attempted to blacken his ( Thomas' ) charac
ter he would cowhide him wherever ho mot
him. llo.vd did not like the dose , but slunk
away. The committee has not yet disposed
of the resolution. PHUUY S. HUATU.
Shot Ily HIM Son.
TIIARII , In. , Feb. 4. [ Special Telegram to
the HUB. ] John Holler , n prominent farmer
one mile cast of town was accidentally shot
yesterday morning by a rillo in the hands of
his sou. The ball entered the upper cdgo of
the right shoulder blade and cumo out
through the left lower Jaw. The doctor
thinks ho may recover though his condition
WEEK OF FEBRUARY 6th.
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