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THE OMAHA DAILY
SEVENTEENTH YEAR OMAHA , MONDAY MOKNING , FEBRUARY 0 , 1SSS , NUMBER ; 2w. :
WILL PROBABLY TALK PEACE ,
A Momentous Event In the Gorman
DISMARCK TO SPEAK TO-DAY.
Kiintpo AiiMoiiHly AVnltlnj : Com-
niiMilH ol'tlit : l ndon PJ-CMH Probable -
able IMfuovcry < if Tliomns u
What the Chnnuollor'WIII Sny.
( Cojn/Hu/it / llM1i\jJamt \ Orirdim Itcnnrtt. }
HIIIU.IN , Feb. 5. [ New York Herald
Cable Special to the Hr.n.l-Hisiniirek'.s
speech to-morrow , It Is generally expected ,
will bo of the most peaceful character. In
fuel , In effect , precisely like his conversation
telegraphed to Urn Horuld last week. It maybe
bo nlso that lie will disown the unfortunate
Kcml-onieials which caused the wtir alarms
and place on their shoulders the resiwnslbil-
Ity of Europe's anxiety. The tone
of the German provincial press
has been less anxious to-day. The
bourses also showed a tinner feeling. The
probabilities are , therefore , that to-morrow
Germany enters on a period of optimism
likely to last ROIIIO months though it. is fairly
certain that the nature of the speech to be
then made will not bo absolutely fixed until
Hisiiinrck stops speaking as disproving the
statement that the publication of the Austro-
Gcrman treaty will have a permanent peace
ful effect. I have satisfactory authority for
stating that during the wliolo period
in which Itiisfiln transferred troops to the
frontier all the details of thc-treaty were as
well known to the czar and his chief military
advisors as they were known to Hismarck ,
when in January , IbS" , ho said In the Keich-
btag : "Our friendship with Hussia remains
undlstnibud. Wo expect from Hussia neither
nn attack nor an unfriendly policy. " It is
said hero that a portion of the most offensive
Russian military transfers were carried on
without the c/ar's knowledge , or at least be
fore their threatening nature was fully
comprehended. There is , however , no idea
that these oflleials will disgraced , and ,
regardless ol all assurances which may bo
privately given by the chancellor , there is
llttlo hope expressed .that any decidedly
peaceful action can bo expected from Uussia.
At 0 n. in. , New York time , Hismarck is
expected to begin his speech upon which the
fate of r > , < ' 00)00 ( ) soldiers depends.
Wlilt OF OIliVVITY.
Comment * of TlilH MnrniiiK'N London
I'aiicrs < in I lie "War CrislH. "
[ Co/iyrfi/'M / IMI.S liy James ( iimliiH 1ltnnclt.\ \
LONDON , Feb. (1 ( , 4 a. m. [ Now York Her
ald Cable-Special to the Hr.i.l-All the
morning papers devote great space to what
the headlines call the "war crisis. " For
instance the Standard has four columns of
different continental dispatches and thus
concludes a leader : "Tho facts are patent.
Germany and Austria are allied and avow
edly preparing against the possibility of an
attack by Hussia which is notoriously arming
for a htrupglo with some power. Germany
and Austria have now said , as plainly as they
well can , that , in their opinion , the Russian
armaments are directed against themselves.
Thus , a diplomatic conflict between them
has begun and in that diplomatic conflict , one
side or the other must consent to bo worsted
unless it chooses to run the risk of having to
light. Wo must do the emperor of Hussia
the Justice to confess that ho Is Jealous and
sensitive of his honor in the old signillcalion
of that word ; so is the German emperor , so
is IMneo Hismarck. Thocontrovorsyvthoro-
fore , is a dangerous one and Europe will
watch its progress with anxiety and alarm. "
The News has a perfectly non-committal
article. The Times devotes four columns to
continental specials , which mainly hint bo-
ligercncy. Its leader on the subject de
clares : "At Ibis Juncture Signer Crispl's
ppccch in the Italian chamber on Saturday is
important , for it- seems to have been Inter
preted by some of his hearers as foreshadow
ing somu active step on the part of the allied
powers toward calling Hussia to account for
warlike preparations. If this interpretation
uf the tenor of his speech is accurate it adds
appreciably to the gravity of the situation. "
Probability That They llnvts IJccMi Ills-
c-overed at Canterbury.
lC ifi/r/oM | / / fossil/JiiHimd'iililiiM ) / ( . |
LONDON , Fob. 5. [ New York Herald
Cable Special to the Hr.i : . ] I became to
day a Canterbury pilgrim and visited the mi-
dent cathedral in consequence of n published
rcjKirt that excavations beneath its subter
ranean chapel , had resulted in discovering tin
long-searchcd-for bones of Thomas a Hecket.
I found the limnensu and complicated edifice ,
sometimes called "A world of masonry , "
fairly bathed in spring-like snn hino. This
seemed' to beam particularly bciilgnuntly
through eight out of the hundreds of win
dows. These eight contained stained glass
commoimirativo of acts in the lifo ol
the great ocvlesiast there assassinated
eight centuries ago. The sunshine
rould not , however , roach the form
of the famous Hlack Prince , nor that ol
Archbishop l.nngton , of Mngim Cliarta fame
among the hundreds of buried greatness
The morning service was proceeding when 1
entered the vast interior , so almost exhaust
less In historic intoren. Archdeacon Smith
with llvo canons in attendance , was preach
ing from the parable of the Sewer , his fcebh
volco curiously echoing through the vas1
pile. H was St. Agatha day. Afterwards i
choir of twenty-two voices and the gram
organ furnished soul-stirring music. Aftei
the service ended and there had beoi
dispersed u congregation really largo enougl
to till an average church , but whicl
in the colossal editlco looked like a hamlfu
of lilllputlans , I captured a verger , who wa
piti through a pleasant cross-examination
Ho showed the indubitable spot where tin
prlnmti ) was assassinated. Of course tin
once famous shrine was gone sacrl Heed will
carvings and statuaries and windows U
Cromwelllan times , when the roundhead sol
dlors stabled their horses there and hi
voimcked In the transeepts and chapels. The
pavement around the spot is made , however
sufficiently monumental by having beet
worn down by the knees of the crowds o
worshipers that during at least centuries hai
thereat offered myriads of prayer
and ablutions. Those are the verger' :
phrases. I did not ask him about the tens o
thousands ot American sight-seers who hat
rubbed solo leather thereabouts very nblu
tionless. Jt had long been a disputed ques
tlon among ecclesiastics and antiquaries a
what spot Thomas a Hecket was then
Dcgan tho'vcrgcr : "Wo " and ho placet
stress on tuo pronoun , "began excavations ii
the crypt beneath the spot where the " i
wns on his lips to say "old chap , " but In
fc.ild "bishop fell on the pavement abovi
To cut short hU longprosy storyhis Cnntct
bury tale us it were , amounted .to this
At one stage In the excavations last week
the cautiously handled picks struck Uwn |
something very hard , which soon proved to
bethetombof Thomas Hrawardlne , a Can
terbury arch bishop of I.H'J. The skull and
scepter were ] Intact and the inscriptions set
tled his Identity. Not far away the pickaxes
again struck hardness and hollowncss. The
obstacle proved to bo the lid of a stone collln.
When denuded of earth and the lid raised it
contained not only a skull and bones but
broken bits of an altar piece. The skull
showed n breakage near the forehead , as If
by violence. The cathedral minorities
Immediately opined that at least they had
found the remains of the old chancellor and
primate. The skull and bones and probably
pieces of the altar'shattered by the death
blow were then reverently taken to the house
close by of Mr. Austin , a zealous antiquarian
and the ofllclal surveyor to the dean and
chapter. A few days ago he had the skeleton
and rearranged altar piece photographed. As
yet there is only a negative. These remains
nro in his drawing-room , lying on a smooth
board covered by cloth. They are put together
in almost perfect shapo. During the coming
week Prof. Huxley and several anatomical
experts have promised to come , and by meas
uring and comparison of what they know of
the stature of the primate , obtain reasonable
conjectures , The remains have boon ex
amined by Gilbert and Arthur William
Hceket , sons of the old editor of Pniich.
The former is the author of the libretto of
the opera , "The Canterbury Pilgrim. " The
latter is on the staff of Punch and a barrister.
Hoth'aro descendants of the old cceleslust.
The latter son said , lawyer-like , "Tho
cathedral authorities committed trespass ,
They should never have removed the remains
from the cathedral precincts. " Dean Stanley
has left on record that Hecket's remains were
certalnlj buried in an iron coffin , which
throws doubt on its validity. In a short time
the Interesting question will perhaps bo set
tled. Meantime Canterbury inn keepers are
mppy over a probable new enticement to
. 'isit Canterbury.
A Paris Clothlni ; House Hiirnod.
[ fopi/Hf/M J8SSj / j ; Jm/iM Qtnilon J/omc/1.1 /
PAULS , ( via Havre ) Feb. 5. [ New York
Herald Cable-Special to the Urn : . ] At 7
; ) . in , an alarm of lire was raised in the very ,
center of Paris at the Magasins do la Hello
Jnrdlniery , ono of the largest ready-made
tailoring establishments in Europe. Flvo
minutes later the fire engines began to arrive
on the scene from the neighboring llro station
Houlevard du Palais and the station in the
rue Jean Jacques Uousscau. An immense
crowd collected round the big shop , which
stands at the corner of the quay on the Seine
near Pont Ncauf. The lire broke out simul
taneously from four or llvo points on the
ground lloor and in the cellars , where huge
luantilies of flannels and other goods were
stored , thus pointing to arson. Colonel
'onston ' , head of the Paris Pompiers , him
self was on the spot busy with his men try
ing to get the llro under control with tenor
twelve llro engines. At 10 o'clock the flro
was chccKcd. A hugo quantity of goods
were ruined. The damages are estimated at
: ibout 500,000 francs , said to bo covered by
Insuranco. Five pompiers were half suffo
cated and carried off to bo attended to. No
lives were lost.
TIIKOWN KKOM TIIK THACIC.
Four Persons Killed nnd Severn ! In
jured In a Pennsylvania Wreck.
MIADVII.I.G , Pa. , Feb. 5. An cvprcss train
on the New York , Pennsylvania & Ohio
railroad , was thrown from the track by a
broken frog while passing Steaniburg sta
tion , N. Y. , early this morning. The follow
ing persons wore killed : Miss Hattie Ab
bott , aged 17 , of Sliellleld , 111. ; George Ellis ,
Meadville , I'a. , conductor of freight train ,
and .lames Dean , of Merdville , I'a. , brakeman -
man of the freight train.
The injured were : Mrs. Cyra Heatty ,
Sheffield , 111. , left shoulder and body
bruised ; Miss Hessio Hatty , Sliellleld , 111. ,
right arm cut and bruised. Several others
were injured more or less seriously , but
none fatally. '
Condition \VyoiniiiK Cattle.
DOUOLAS , Wyo. , Feb. 5. [ Special Tolo-
gratn to the Hii : : . ] The editorial in the Hun
of the 2nd hist. , entitled "Cattle Losses in
the West , " is a mistake as regards reference
made therein to Wyoming. Douglas is prac
tically the center of the stock growing in
terests of the territory end from all obtain
able evidence I feel safe In asserting that
thus far this has been the most favorable
winter for stock in the past llvo years. There
has been absolutely no loss as yet. There
has been very little snow and no storms ,
only a few days severe cold weather without
wind. The recent blb-zard did not touch the
territory at ul. Uiingo riders report no dead
animals. I conversed to-day with u stock
man who has Just returned from a trip of 700
miles north and west who says ho did not see
half a dozen dead animals altogether. There
was some snow and light losses in extreme
northwestern Wyoming , but the territory as
a wliolo has not sulTorod in the least. The
mercury has not been so low as zero in three
weeks and eattlo on thu Lnramio plains anil
in the Platte , Dig Horn and Powder river
valleys are in splendid condition.
Henry George Supports Cleveland.
WASHINGTON , Feb. 5. In an interview to
day Henry George said : Cleveland basset
his face clearly in the direction of free trade.
Ho is oven now in advance of his party anil
lias made the issue. It cannot be
dodged or evaded. I am with the
administration and opposed to a thin !
party proshViitlul candidate as long us the
administration and the democratic party tend
toward freedom. I have a strong belief that
President Cleveland is a fur moro radical
man than his party or even his message and
that ho will at the opjHirtuno momeiit"tako a
stride that will make his last advance look
The Texas Capitol Dedication.
AfSTlN , Tex. , Fob. 5. The board of direc
tors of the Texas International and Inter
state DrTll associatton.Jmvo issued an otllcia
circular containing a prospectus , list 01
prizes and regulations governing the Inter
state encampment and clvio celebration to beheld
held in this city from May H to ID , in honor
of the dedication of the new capitol building
The money prizes offered aggregate fiO,000
An Kmbe//.llnj ; Treasurer Caught.
TOKONTO , Feb. 5. Israel Lucas , the ah
seondmg treasurer of Anglaizo county , O.
and his wife were arrested hero to-nlgnt
Lucas was living under the name of L. Wise
When he left the United States on August 'J7
last ho had flW.OOO in his possession.
For Grant's Monument.
Nnw YOIIK , Fob. 5. [ Special Telegram tc
the HKI : . ] The Grant Monument Associa
tlon has Issued a circular addressed to artis
tic architects Jund sculptors , inviting com
petit ivo designs for n monument to boerectei
over General Grant's grave , to cost $500,000
Prizes are offered.
PHILADELPHIA , Fob. fl. [ Special Telcgraii
to the HKE. ] Arrived The Nederlond.fron
NEW YOIIK , Fob. 5. Arrived The V.ann
dam , from Amsterdam.
Killed In n Saloon.
Siuir.vr.pouT , La. , Feb. S. W. C. Farmer
a commercial traveler from St , Louis , wa
shot ( ind killed last night in a saloon by out
Charier Parker from Georgia. Furuior'
friends live at Ashley , 111.
ON BEHALF OF THE BIVALVE ,
Senator Plntt Introduces n Bill In the
Interest of Oysters.
THE FIGHT ABOUT PURE LARD.
Ylillc of Indiana Makes a Good ShowIng -
Ing In IIIn Contest For n Sent
in the House The Tele
For tlio Protection ol'Oystcrs.
WASHINGTON Hmr.AU TUB OMAHA Hun ,
M ; t'ot'HTBBNTIl STltKr.T , >
WASHINGTON , D. C. , Feb. i > . |
Senator Plait , of Connecticut , has intro
duced a bill directing the prosecution of In-
luiries by the commissioner of lish and llsh-
ries is respect to the distinction of oysters In
he natural oyster beds lying within the
valors and Jurisdiction of the United States
jy star llsh , winkles and other animals des-
Inctivo to oyster life. The bill provides for
in appropriation of $ HCOO ) for this purpose
and requires the llsh commissioner to report
o the next congress whether any and what
iroteetivo measures should be , adopted to
TUP. F10IIT AIIOL'T I't'lIB I.AH1J.
The second engagement of the lard war-
ook place at the department of agriculture
Saturday afternoon. The llrst engagement
occurred in the room of the senate committee
on agriculture ten days ago , when the lard
nanufacturers of the country were given n
tearing upon the bill which was Introduced
iy Senator Dqwcs and which proposed to
ilaco it on the same fooling as the manufac-
uro of oleomargarine. At that hearing
a man by the name of Kimball , representing
Hoston establishment which pretends to
iirnish the only pure lard manufactured in
this country , astounded the committee by
unking that claim. Senator Plumb asked
lini if he could substantiate that statement.
I'ho man said he could ,
'Can you name twenty respectable manu
facturers who adulterate their lard i" asked
"I can , " said the man.
"Can you name one hundred 1"
"I can , " said Kimball.
"Well , " replied Senator Plumb , "twenty
will bo sufficient ; give us the list. "
Mr. Kimball was not prepared to give the
list just then and wanted time. Ho was
iiven two weeks to name twenty manufac
turers of impure lard , and n circus is ex
pected whenever ho announces the names.
Mr. Dunne H. Fox , of Washington , who is
looking after the interests of N. K. Fairbank
& Co. , of Chicago , has been paying some at
tention to Mr. Kimball since honmdo t'hat as-
icrtion and discovered yesterday that ho had
been to the agricultural department with
twenty samples of lard which ho wanted to
liavo analyzed at the expense of the govern
ment by Wednesday next , the day on which
the agricultural committee meets. Mr. Wiley ,
the chemist of the department said ho could
not have the work done in that time and
would not bo able to furnish an analysis of
the specimens until the last of the month.
Mr. Fox then stopped upon the scene in the
company of licpresctitntivo Phehin , of Mem
phis , and asked the commissioner of agricul
ture to require Mr. Kimball to submit with
each sample of lard an affidavit setting
for the manufactory from which it came and
the circumstances under which it was ob
tained. Mr. Kimball declined to do this.
Mr. Fox then asked fora list of the manufac
turers represented by the samples of lard
submitted by Mr. Kimball. This the latter
also rcfiisodio give. Mr. Fox then appealed ,
to the commissioner , \yho thought his proposi
tion was fair , and notilied Mr. Kimball that
ho would bo required to furnish the informa
tion called for. Mr. Kimball declined to
obey the direction of the commissioner and
asked for time to consult nn attorney. Ho
was given until Monday morning. Mr. Fox
requested that the commissioner of agricul
ture go into the open market and purchase as
much lard as ho liked bearing the brand of
Fairbank & Co. and analy/.e that instead of
accepting the samples furnished by Kimball ,
which lie claims are cooked for the occasion.
Till1. IKMH'HONK CASES.
It is said that Chief Justice Waite is en
gaged in preparing the opinion of the supreme
court in the telephone cases and that there is
a possibility that it may bo read in court to
morrow. Hut it is more probable that the
announcement will bo postponed until after
the February adjournment.
A CASH Ol' INOITOCS IIISfBTl'DK.
It appears that General Scoticld lias suc
ceeded in obtaining a suspension of Secretary
Endieott's order issued early in the present
administration prohibitingolllcers of the army
remaining on staff duty more than four
years. Captain J. P. Sawyer , of the
First artillery , completed his fourth
year of service as a member
of CJener.il Scoileld's staff more than two
weeks ago , and it was expected that ho would
bo ordered to other service , but ho has not
been , and it is understood that ho will not bo.
No official order has been issued from the
department revoking the cast iron reform or
modifying its provisions so as to excuse
Captain Sawyer or any one else , but it is said
to bo in the condition of innocuous dis
Mil. 1NOALLS SHOl'LIl KXI'LAIN.
The New York Herald today says : A dis
agreeable story is discussed here among sen
ator * hi relation to the selection by Mr. In-
galls as acting president of the senate of the
special committee on the Pacific railroad
commission report. In the selection of the
standing committees in the senate the two
parties meet separately in caucus and each
side selects the members for that side for
each committee and the president of the sen
ate names the lists which are then handed to
him from the two sides. In making up spe
cial committees a similar custom has lung
prevailed , the caucus committee of each side
in a more or less formal consultation fixing
upon the men for the committee.When the
special committee on Pacille railroads was
ordered by the senate , Senator Heck , as chair
man of the democratic caucus committcc.nftcr
consulting with his fellow democratic sen
ators and with their agreement , made the
list of democrats for that committee. The
names thus fixed on by the democratic sen
ators to represent them on the special com
mittee were Senators Cockerill , Harris ami
limy. These names Senator Heck hand-dto
Senator Ingalls , the acting president of the
senate , and of course supposed that the
names could bo announced by him , according
to the custom of the senate. To the astonish
ment of the democratic senators Mr. Ingalls ,
without warning to Mr. Heck , named Senators
Morgan , Hutler and Hearst for the demo
cratic side of the committee. There is a
strong feeling among anti-corporation senat
ors on both sides of the senate that Mr ,
Ingalls owes it to himself as well as Senatot
Heck to explain why ho declined to take the
regularly presented democratic list and with
out notice to the democrats substituted one ol
WHITE A J'ltOIIAllI.E WINNKIi.
If there has been any doubt heretofore as
to the outcome of the contested election case
of Lowry against White , of Indiana , there is
none now. The house devoted yesterday ol
consideration of this casoand adjourned with
out having reached a vote , but there were
cnuuph signs to point very conclusively whicl
way the wind Is blowing. W. Hourko
Cockran , of New York , who had a wide
reputation as an orator before ho came to
Washington , was the first democrat heard in
behalf of White. Ho said that there wai no
question of law involved , but simply a ques
tion of fact. Ho called attention to the state
ment that the record of a court is not a part
of the Judgment , but simply an evidence of
such Judgment. In this case Mr. White was
cither naturalized In 1603 or ho was a perjurer.
Ho ( Cochron ) had read the speeches care
fully on both sides and ho had fullcJ to line
a single imputation made against the char
ry.-tcr of Mr. White. On the contrary , lu
had been exceedingly popular with all classes
of citizens for moro than thirty years and
had fought and bled for his country. Ho
preferred to believe that n man who hai
served his country so well as Mr. Whitt
and who came to congress with .an
undisputed majority'of 8,500 , ygtcs.wos' uot c
wrlurcr , but that , on the contrary , ho was
rally naturalized and entitled to his seat.
lo should' therefore , vote against the rejKirt
if the majority of the committee on elections.
Mr. Cockran made an eloquent speech and
was frequently applauded. The applause
came from democrats us well ns from rcpub-
leans , and it was evident that lie produced
in excellent effect. Ho was followed by
ludgo Wilson , of Minnesota , n democrat , and
one of fho most learned lawyers In the north
west , who made a strong argument , from n
egal standKilnt | , in which ho maintained the
ijrht of Mr , White to retain his scat. Thcso
were the only democratic : speeches made in
support of White on the floor , but there were
n great many democratic members who are
eady to vote for White. It is predicted
lint there will bo at least twenty
ind possibly thirty democratic votes
cast against the majority of the committee.
Among these are Knmliill of Pennsylvania ,
VIeAdoo of Now Jersey , Wilson , Hico and
McDonald of Minnesota , Morse and Collins
) f Massachusetts , MeShnno of Nebraska ,
lirlce and Cockran of Now York , Ford of
Michigan , Woaverof Iowa and several others.
White's friends assure him that ho will have
i majority of at least fifteen and pojrhaps
.wenty-llvc in his favor. The fact that ho
nid S.Mt ) majority , and that the only man in
ils district , dninoerat or republican , who asks
: lint ho be unseated , Is Lowrey. the man so
inpopular that ho lost nearly llvo thousand
votes of his party , Is n strong card In Mr.
White's favor. No vote will probably be
.aken before Tuesday.
PF.HHV S. HEATH.
3 WASHINGTON , Feb. 5. The education bill
begins Its fifth week of consideration in the
senate to-morrow , and Mr. Call has the lloor
for a speech upon It. It is likely to bo set
aside tem'porarily as heretofore for a variety
Senator Saulsbury proposes to call up to
morrow his resolution relating to interna
tional coinage for debate and action.
Senator Plait has given notice of his pur
pose to speak to-morrow upon the tariff and
the president's message , though he may be
delayed by the Saulsbury resolution until
Tuesday , and Senator Teller , if a good op
portunity occurs , will address the senate on
the same subject laterjn the week.
Senator Heck is booked for a-reply at an
early day to Senator Urown's speech upon in
Senator Davis expects to call up for action
during the week the dependent pension bill.
Senator Allison Is expected to make a re
port upon the undervaluation bill Tuesday or
Wednesday but will probably ask that the
measure bo recommitted for amendment be
fore It is brought forward for consideration
Senator Hiddlebergcr promises to bo heard
at some length by his colleagues , and , If he
can effect it , by the public us well , upon the
Hrltlsh extradition treaty , and secret ses
The Indiana contested election case will
conio before the house to-morrow'us unlln-
ishcd business , and several hours of time
will be at the disposal of those members who
wish to Hpealc. If any time re
mains afterward Mr. Crain will
seek to have passed , under r
suspension of the rules , the proposed consti
tutional amendment fixing the 1st day ol
January as the date for the assembling ol
The urgent deficiency appropriation bill
will probably bo pressed to the point of passage -
sago early in the week , and if Mr. Koran
shall have sufficiently recovered , ho will asii
the house to take up and pass the ponsioi :
appropriation bill , which is in his charge.
.Statistician Dodge lu Danger.
WASHINGTON , Feb. fi. A communication
signed by eighty-eight members' of congress
asking for the dismissal of Statistician
Dodge , was recch'ed'ycstcrday by the com
missioncr of agriculture. The movement i-
understood to have originated with the to
bacco growers , who wera aggrieved by tin
statistician's crop reports last summer.
The Famous Structure lo Ho Plncc l
on Inhibition in Chicago.
CHICAOO , Feb. f > . A new departure in tin
line of relio warship has been taken in this
city. The preliminary steps for the forma
tion of a corporation whoso object is the pur
chase and removal to this city of the famou :
Llbby prison , of Hichmo'jd , Va. , were tiikci
hero yesterday. The corporation will have i
capital of 100,000 and has already sceuroc
the option from the owners of the buildings
During the war this old prison hav
ing a dimension of 0oi'J : feet , am
built with IllKl.OOO brick , had confined withii
its bare walls more than thirty-six thousam
union soldiers. The company propose t <
take the building down in suctions , pack ii
carefully and remove it to Chicago where i
will bo set up precisely ns originajly. The ;
will surround it with another building with i
glass roof and on the wall opposite the rein
of the prison will huvo a panoramic view ol
the St. James river and the country beyond
The company expects to complete the re
moval and setting up this year.
Indianapolis and the Convention.
iNiiiASAroi.is , Ind. , Feb. 5. [ Special To ]
gram to the Hii : : . ] Democratic politicians
are making strenuous efforts to secure tb
national convention for Indianapolis. It i
understood that the movement is in the intei
est of Governor Gray's ' candidacy for th
vice-presidency. It is supposed ( hat the con
volition will bo influenced to greater exten
in his favor , if ills in the midstof his friends
The followers of Governor Hill of New York
arc said to bo favorable to holding the con
vcntlon In Indianapolis. The administratioi
workers will bo thickest In New York am
Governor Hill would like to have a fre
ight on neutral ground In his president hi
aspirations. Politicians are meeting will
some discouragement in the fact that Indian
apolis hotel keepers are unwilling to under
take to entertain the convention. At leas
they will make no promises of ability in thi
lino. One of the most prominent proprietor
has declined to sanction the claim that th
convention , since it is to bo brief , can b
readily cared for In this city. Indinimpoli
has some of the best hotels in the west , a
everybody knows , and the proprietors do no
propose to damage their reputation by prom
ising to take care of a crowd that far ex
ceeds their capacity.
The Fire Kocorcl.
CHIC ton , Feb. fi. The two upper floors o
the llvo story building1\Tos. ftS and 70 Wabasl
avenue , burned this morning , and the rest o
the structure and its contents were badl ,
damaged by water , causing damage nggrc
gating SOO.OOO. A. H. Harncs & Co. , printer ?
uro the heaviest sufferers. Their loss i
$ . " > "i,000 ; insured for UIUCO , among twcnt ,
companies. The other losses are all fully in
sured. They are as follows : C. H. Ulakelo
& Co. , printers , fIT.OOO ; School .tCo. , loathe
jobbers , fi.tXX ) ; H. H McCabe & Co. , print
ers , $ ; iKK ( ) ; H. H. Kaglo & Co. , wholesal
grocers , and C. O. Thicl & Co. , lithographer ;
-V-J.WH ) each , and II. A. Kahn , owner of th
building , * W,00 ) ( ) .
ST. Lot in. Feb. f . Fire this morning des
troyed the Hildreth Printing company's et
tablishmcnt and seriously damaged llerzo
& Co.'s. , Mermod & Jaccard's jewelry IIOUH
and Odd Fellows rooms. The lo ses aggn
gate ? 16. > , ( K10 ; insurance about two-thirds.
Stole .Jewelry Worth JjtHO.noo.
Noiti'oi.K , Va. , Fob. 5. Early this morn
ing burglars entered the jewelry store o
Chapman & Gale , took the door off the saf
and stole all the diamonds , gold watches an
valuable Jewelry. The firm was carrying
largo stock of the Hockford Watch company'
goods which they were selling on the clu
plan. The value of the goods stolen Is est
mated ut 10,000. There Is no trace of th
Cox Kent in an Infirmary.
Di'nuN , Fob. 5.-Cox , M. P. , has bee
removed from' his cell in the Limerick Jn
and sent .to an infirmary. He Is said to hav
Iqst his appetite- .
iiiMMifM\TO n * ponxTnr'Ti 11 t TPH
REDUCING PASSENGER RATES ,
A Revulsion of Fooling Among the
People of lown.
LOWER FREIGHTS DESIRED FIRST.
V llrsolutloii to Thai lOITcct Ucluriw
the Two-Ci'iit Knro Hill to Com-
inltteu An Klllolont Hoard
MOIST. ? , la. , Feb. 5 , [ Special
to the HEI : . ] The legislature is drag
ging its slow length along , and while in
session is the main topic of Iowa Interest.
There is n steady throng of visitors at the
capital , new faces being seen every day.
The people of this city who think they can go
any day , as a rule never go at nil. Hut to
the people In the rural districts and distant
cities , a visit to the legislature presents
great attractions. So the hard-handed
Fanner , the pert country lawyer , the over
worked merchant who wants a little rest , the
young bridal couple , all turn their faces to
ward the state house and tarry for a few
liours or days with the statesmen. They
usually seek out llrst of all "our member , "
and it is a common sight to see. a legislator
summoned to the lobby to greet an enthusi
astic delegation of his constituents , who gaze
with rapt admiration and pride upon his
greatness. Ho escorts them to comfortable
seats and points out the objects of interest ,
and they go homo and declare that "our
member" is perfectly lovely. Thus do the
great men keep themselves solid with their
THR I'ASsGSniiK KAIir. AftlTATION.
The agitation over the 8-ccnt faro bill shows
that it Is possible for sincere reformers to go
u little too fast. The great demand of the
people oflowa iur the last year or two has
been for better freight rates and relief from
unfair discrimination. They haven't com
plained of the rate for passenger faro , and
until the inter-state commerce law cut off
passes , and special forms to commercial trav
elers , the passenger rate wasn't alluded to.
Hut immediately following the vanishing
pass and the departing special mileage favors ,
came a demand from the traveling men for
'J-cont fare. A good many country editors
who were asked for the llrst time in many
years to pay fare , Joined in the hue and cry ,
and succeeded in getting county conventions
hero and there to approve the idea. Hut the
farmers and wnrkingmen , whoso interests
should have been llrstcoiisultedwcrenotcon-
sulted , and do not approve of this course , for
they know that the result will
be to hurt them in the end. The railroad
employes all over the slate are sending
protests against this reduction for they say
that the railroads will endeavor to recoup
themselves should the bill bo passed , by dis
charging employes or cutting down their
wages. They say that every such legisla
tion that , reduces the receipts of the mil-
roads goes further and compels them to suf
fer. That's why they oppose the bill. The
farmers oppose it for another reason , They
say that they rule on the cars but very little ,
and the proposed reduction would make a
saving to them of not moro than lifty cents on
a dollar in the course of the year. Hut they
all ship produce of ono kind or another and
have to pay freight on most things they use
on the farm. They argue that If the passen
ger faro is reduced thcro is little likelihood
of getting any relief in the other direction.
So they are sending in their protests and
coming in person to say that this movement
for the a cent faro is too previous , Jam !
should not bo pushed for the present.
The business men in the small towns not
on the main lines are also oppos
ing the bill. The reduction to 'J cents applies
to only llrst class roads , with say 1.5HO miles
of trade. On the other 0,500 miles ( hero will
bo no cent fare. They agree that if the
roads are compelled to reduce on their main
lines they will retaliate by reducing the num
ber of t-ains on the branch lines , substituting
cabooses for good coaches' , withdrawing pas
senger trains that didn't pay expenses , and
in many ways impairing the present service.
The people on the branch lines will bo the
ones to suffer , and they will have no compen
sation , so they are energetically opposing
the bill. Thus it appears that the real busi
ness and farming interests , together with the
workingmcn of the state , do not want the
legislation which some of their friends have
proposed for them. The Hir.'s : recent edi
torial on this subject , suggesting that it is n
little too soon to attempt this reduction in a
state no more populous than Iowa , has been
read with interest and is being endorsed by
many legislators , who are coming to look ut
tht matter in the same light.
A SCAIll'ITV OK CAIIS.
The scarcity of ears to move freight is
proving a great hardship in northwestern
Iowa. Tons upon tons of baled hay have
been piicd up along the track , waiting for a
chance to bo shipped to market. Snow has
covered it , rain has beat upon it , and a little
more inclement weather will about ruin it.
The farmers who have been relying on this
bountiful hay crop to help them out with
their taxes and furnish much needed money
are suffering very much by the scarcity of
cars. If the railroads could relieve the situ
ation they would make the heart of many an
Iowa fanner glad. i
AN KITIflfiNT BO MM ) OP UHAI.TII.
The promptness with which the state
board ol health has taken hold of the small
pox matter has shown its efiteieney and pub
lic worth. One case of the disease was
brought Into the state. The board promptly
notified every other state , issued warning to
city boards of health , instituted quarantine
measures against all who had been exposed ,
took precautions against the spread of the
disease , and put everybody on guard. The
board has Indicated its right to exist and
people think that after all it really does
amount to something.
A Ijivcly W < ! ( > k.
Dr.s MOINH-S In. , Feb.I. . [ Special Corre
spondence of the Hr.R. ] The past week has
been an exciting ono in railway and legisla
tive circles. Senator Young's 8-cent fare
bill caught the railroad attorneys napping ,
and before they fully realized the situation
the author of the bill had pushed it through
the railroad committee of the senate , with
little or no opposition. An effort was then
made to secure a rehearing and on Wednes
day forenoon audience was given to repre
sentatives of several leading roads to present -
sent the railroad side of the case.
Hon. J.V. . Mi-Dill , of Creston , spoke for
the "Q. " and predicted dire results to all the
commercial interests of the state should the
bill pass. John F. Duncombo , of Fort
Dodge , spoke In much the same strain in behalf -
half of the Illinois Central , and President
Ives , .of the Hurlington , Cedar Kapids it
Northern , represented his own lino. These
addresses had little or no effect on the com
mittee , and on Thursday af'crnoon the
Young bill was reported back by Chairman
Sweeney and placed at the very head of the
calendar. The gang of railroad strikers
now took a new turn , and prevailed upon tin
chairman to favor a delay.
A resolution introduced by Senator Wool
son , of Henry , remanding the bill back to tin
railroad committee with instructions to re
port on a bill regulating freight trafilc first
was long and hotly debated and finally
adoiitod by the decisive vote of 30 to IS. Thu !
in the first skirmish between the corpora
tions unit the people the victory perches upoi
the railroad banner. To say that the antl
monoiiolisu were dismayed at this result
would express it far too mildly , but whilf
.acknowledging a defeat they are neither ills
eouraged nor disheartened , and will rcno\\
the fight at ouee. There are t-.vo whoh
months yet for legislative work and tin
housu is preixjndcrnntly anti-monopoly am
will force the senate to take tome definite uc
tlon on all of these question * . Heprrscntn-
tlvo Cummins , of this city , who , although
elected as a railroad attorney , has assumed
the role of n reformer , has civated some
thing of a sensation by Introducing a
hill to prevent a railroad corporation from
dispensing of its stock for less than IX ) per
cent of Us value. In advocating the puisaeo
of this bill Mr. Cummins said that tiie Wis
consin , Iowa & Nebraska railroad , otherwise
known the " " bonded
as "Diagonal-was at
? ( UIX)0 ) n mile , Whllo It was recently devel
oped In the course of legal Inquiry that the
road actually cost but ? lvlKK ! ) per mile. It Is
being taxed to pay interest on this enormous
amount of watered stock that the people of
Iowa so Justly complain , There Is a strong
suspicion , however , that Mr. Cummins , who
represents the Hock Island , n road who o
stock Is way above par , designs to crlpplo the
now and weak lines by this' bill rather than
to protect the people. The scarcity ot cars In
northern Iowa has Induced Heprcsentatlve
Chapman , of Wright county , to Introduce a
bill requiring railroads to furnish cars on
three days' notice , with n penalty of $10 line
for each days' default , ami some bill of this
character will likely become a law.
The house railway committee of which
Hon. Silas'Wilson , of Cass county is chair
man , are working away ut the numerous
railway bills with which that committee has
been Hooded , ami will hardly report before
the last of the coming week. This commit
tee will report in favor of prohibiting all free
passes , and cutting both passenger and
freight rates about one third. All of these
recommendations shall bo adopted by the
svu.t , ooir.
The farmers of this legislature are rather
hard on the lawyers. At present the court
docket is published frco and a copy furnished
to each practicing attorney. There is a
movement on foot to compel the lawyers to
pay for this work and it is claimed that a sav
ing of WUil.lHiil in taxes will thereby bo saved.
Representative Mack , of Madison , has also
introduced a bill empowering the district
judge to limit the time of counsel in making
his argument except in cases of felony. Iowa
is blessed with some very windy lawyers and
this bill will receive strong supixirt.
The legislature is after the Holicmlun oats
swindlers , and those gentry-will likely give
this state a wide birth in the future , lion.
Richard Price , senator from Madison , has in
troduced , and the senate lias passed , a bill
making the selling of grain at fictitious
values n penitentiary offense. This is , In
substance , the Ohio law , which has driven
these meanest of all mean swindlers entirely
out of the state.
Tno effort to reduce the price of school
books is likely to prove n failure. Fifty bills
have been introduced on the subject , but the
committee is hopelessly at sea and unable to
decide upon any line of procedure. Many
teachers of the state bitterly oppose the uni
form system , claiming it would do away with
all competition and have a tendency to direct
the educational Influences in grooves. The
state will most likely endeavor to purchase
the books at wholesale , leaving each district
to select the series , on condition that they
can only bo changed once iu llvo years.
Joint resolutions favoring postal telcgraphy
nnd the election of United States senators
by the people have passed the senate and will
meet with very little opposition in the house.
The house committee on suppression of in
temperance is working away on the iron-chid
prohibitory law , and the indications are that
it will be reported back favorably , witli u few
minor amendments. A strong lobby of women
is present working for this bill and also for
municipal suffrage. Em * .
Consdihlc * Held in Contempt.
Dr.s Mom : , la. , Feb. 5. [ Special Tele
gram to the Hnn.l The arrest last night of
the prohibition constables on the charge of
blackmail and perjury has created a great
sensation. There has been a moral convic
tion for a long time that the constables had
been levying blackmail upon druggists and
all others who sold liquor for any purpose.
They have been accustomed to practice upon
these dealers and harass them on some tech
nicality , till , as it is generally believed , they
were bought off. Then the prosecutions
would cease for a while. This gang of con
stables have done moro to bring prohitiilion
into disgrace in this city than all other causes
combined. They are elected or appointed in
some of the adjoining suburbs of the city
and como hero to carry on their operations.
The republican party , though not endorsing
thorn , has had to suffer by their odious
course , and it is estimated that the repub
licans have lost live hundred votes hero MI
the city on account of these men. It is their
practice more than anything else that started
the independent republican anti-prohibition
movement here last fall as a protest against
such disreputable proceedings. So there is
general icjoicing to-day that the toils have
fastened around two at least of the gang.
IIKAOM3 AGAIN IIKAUI ) FIIOM.
He Says His Intentions Toward MI-H.
.tlcNainnru Were Honorable.
DP.NVKH , Colo. , Feb.ri , [ SpecialTelegram
totheHr.n.l A telegram from Omaha pub
lished hero yesterday regarding alleged scan
dalous conduct both in Omaha , Chicago and
this city of William Heagle , a prominent
broker of Denver and Mrs , Nellie McNn-
mar , of Omaha , has created considerable in
terest and is by many pronounced untrue so
far as their conduct hero is concerned. Mr.
Heagle was seen by the representative of the
Hci : to-day and said that Mrs. MeNamara is
a most estimable lady and unless her rela
tives succeed by their present methods in
preventing him ho expects to make her his
wife. He denies that site Is insane or
that upon n visit to Denver
she purchased him diamands or lavished
money upon him as alleged in the Omaha
telegram , lie says that P. It. Sullivan , the
lady's father him been opposed to her marry
ing any ono because in thai event her prop
erty would pass from the possibility of his
control. A ree lit visit which Mr. Ilcagk
paid to Omaha , ho states , was for the purpose
of paying his attentions to the lady. Ik
stopped at' the Paxton hotel in that city and
spent , his own money in paying all his bills.
Mr. Hcaglo asserts that Mrs. McNamara's
father , seeing that violent means only would
enable him to break the expected marriage
caused his arrest on the charge of vagrancy
but that on the following day he was rcleasei
by the police Judge on his own representation
HI- then returned to Denver because ho fcarci
further persecution from the irate father o :
Kcir tiil 1'apcr.
Niw : YOIIK , Feb. 5. ( Special Telegram ti
the Hir. : . ] Some extensive forgeries have
Just como to light. A number of checks pur
porting to bo signed by President McLean
of the Manhattan Life Insurance company
lately passed through the clearing house
were protested , and then discovered to b
forged. They came from eastern banks am
ranged from a few hundred to $1XX ( ) , and an
believed to have been drawn by the agent o
the company who lately skipped to Canada
It is supposed that ho deposited them in th
bank and then drew against them. The tola
amount lie realized is not known , \et , but th
losses will fall on the hanks that cashei
the forged paper. Even their namea canno
Proilnol Unfits Ilodnocd.
CuiCAflo , Feb. 5. The western railroai
war is being prosecuted with vigor. Th
most important reduction made yestorda ,
was on packing house products from Kansa
City , Omaha and nil other Missouri rive
points to Chicago. Tills rule was rcducei
from Sfl cents per 100 pounds to 15 cents , am
private dispatches received from Omah
packers state that they are offered u 18 ecu
I.cf'l lo iho ConrtM.
FiuxKFoiiT , Ky.r Feb. 5. Governor Huck
ncr to-day gave his answer to the agent o
the governor of West Virginia , in the matte
of the demand made upon him by the slut
of West Virginia for the surrender of th
memlors of the Hotfleld gang , now In Jail a
Pikesvllle , Ky. , an'dwho were taken forclbl ,
from the state of West Virginia. Governo
Huekner says it Is-ti matter for the courts t
decide , ami tho'friends of the prisoners wl !
have depend upon a writ of habeas c.vrput
SPANISH MINERS SHOT DOWN
Troops Olmrgo u Mob nt Iluolva
With Fatal Results.
FOURTEEN CIVILIANS KILLED.
A Cjitnntlty of Dynamite Discovered
in Possi-Hslon or tint Itloici-H
No Disturbances Among the
1'oniiH ) Ivanlii Htrlkor.s.
Slio'l lly Troopi.
Mvnnii ) , Fob. , * i. A dispatch from Huelvii
states that a mob of miners on a strike being
ordered to dlsiier.se , refused to do so , and was
fired upon by the troops. Several persons
nro reported to have been killed and llvo
It Is stated that ten civilians were killed.
The civil government of Uncivil , luvompa-
nled by two companies of troops and some
civil guards , arrived at the scene on Satur
day , and found the streets occupied by u
threatening mob , nutnlierlnir about fourteen
thousand. The governor spoke from the bal
cony of the mnirlcipal building , and tried to
restore order , but the crowd drowned his
voice with shouts and llrcd pistols and thruw
dynamite cartridges at the soldiers. The
troops were then ordered to lire. The crowd
was -finally dispersed. Two soldiers wcio
It Is now ascertained that flvo moro civil
ians have died from their wounds , and other
cases of wounded persons have como to light.
One thousand soldiers now occupy the town
and surrounding villages. Magistrates sent
to Investigate the affair found arms nml
dynamite secreted In a number of houses.
Socialist agents were also discovered.
Sunday Aiming I lie Hlrllicrn. .
SIIKNNDOAII , i'a. , Feb. fi. Nothing has
yet occurred to break the peace of Sunday
here. The rioting Poles have kept them
selves in the saloons that are their head
quarters drinking and discussing plans forte
to morrow. H is currently understood they
do not propose to allow anybody to work at
either the Heading or individual collieries
either at "dead" work or other work if they
can stop It. They believe too that they have
the power to prevent it and boast that the
moral support of many others is at their
Driven to the Poor House.
Hiunx : < ! / Pa. , Fob. 5. The shutting down
of so many furnaces for want of coal has
caused misery in mi unexpected quarter.
There being no demand for ore , many of the
iron ore mines along the East Pennsylvania
road have closed down. Miners who have
largo families received but 75 to ill ) cents per
day , and are consequently , even when work
ing , in almost abject poverty. About thirty
of them , witli their families , have been com
pelled to seek admittance to theHerks and
Lehlgh county poor houses until work is re
MlnerH Iti'Hiilvc to Slrllcu.
Dr.s Moisns , In. , Fob. ! > . - [ Special Telegram
to the HKI : ] All of the miners in eight mines
south of this city have agreed to begin a gen
eral strike to-mono w. They demand pay ut
the rate ofI cents per bushel or $1 per ton.
They have been paid : ) cents per bushel or SO
cents poivlon and insist on the Increase ,
which is vycry * generally -refused. The
Pioneer mine has been paying the price
asked , but the miners there have been In
duced to join thu strike to help force the
oilier companies into making the raise by
making the strike general and threatening n
coal famine. If the strike is inaugurated to
morrow it will throw above live hundred
men out of work.
Union jMcu Protest.
CnifAOo , Feb. fi. The Times to-morrow
will publish the text of a letter that has been
mailed to President Cleveland and another ,
similar in character , to Chairman Harnuin ,
of the democratic national committee , calling
attention to the alleged employment of non
union workmen in the construction of the
auditorium building in this city and the
charge that convict-cut stone has been
used in the structure. The question is asked
whether the president and Mr. Itanium will
countenance holding the democratic national
convention in the auditorium building , should
the convention como to Chicago. The mimes
of the persons signing the letters and the or
ganizations they represent are withheld ,
CHICAOO , Feb. 5. The meeting of packing
house men to orgnniy.0 a national d strict did
not occur to-day , as was intended. It is now
announced to occur Sunday nejct.
TIIH CMCAHANCH KKCOHD.
The Financial TransactIOIIH of the
I'IIK ! Week.
IlosTOS , Mass. , Feb. fi. [ Special Tele
gram to the Hr.i : . ] The following table
compiled from dispatches to the Post from
the managers of the leading clearing-houses
of the United States , shows the gross ex
changes for the week ended February 4 ,
IbSS , witli the rate per cent of increase or decrease -
crease as compared with the amounts for the
corresponding week last year :
Dnlulli nut In ludeil In totals.
Mayor llouiu'Hlluli Ambition.
NKW YOIIK , Feb. -Special [ Telegram
to the Hni'-'Jho ] democrats want Maypr
Hewitt to run again , hut It is quite evident the
mayor wants to bo president. Ilowitt laughs
at the suggestion , but hm own actions Indi
cate thai hi ; has an eye on the white house.
Ho received u hitter the other day saying :
"Wo want you to go to Washington and see
if any improvement In messages can bo
made. " Mr. Hewitt was careful to have all
panors print the letter , and his anxiety to sea
U in the papers who wed many that thiUmiyor'a
political ambition njms exceedingly high.
( fcrmnny'H Treaty With Italy.
Lo.Nmix , Fob. fi.--Tlie treaty between Italy
and Germany stipulates that 'If Pniuce at
tacks either country the other shall send aa
army of 300XXJ , ( men to the 'French
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