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The Bill , to Suppress Thorn Passes
Iowa's Sonata.
A riCHolutlon PnsBdl Aslclnc For n
liaw Conferring Ik oii Htato
Courts An Honorable
Tlilcf Discovered.
.1'lcnnlnK to
DES Moisr.s , la. , Fob. 10. [ Special Tclo-
pi-am to the Bur. . ] The general assembly la
devoting Itself to routine work pretty well ,
occasionally it loses It head us the Bcnuto did
io-day , and wastes a good deal of time and
money under the prctcnso of being econom
ical. A bill had been retried favorably
raising- the salary of thc'sccrctary of the
state board ot. health from (1,300 to * l.bOO . pur
ntmum , but a few senators , who are always
posing for a record , raised objections to the
bill , and It kept the senate In a wrangle
for nearly tvyo hours. These two
hours of wasted time cost the state
several bundled dollars , so that there
was not much economy when the account
was filially figured up. The salary was fixed
at $1,50But \ there are several legislators
who think It Is economy to spend $ ) In order
to savcfl.
The formers of the Mate will bo glad that
the son a to to-day passed thu "Bohemian
outs" bill , ns it is railed , to punish the swind
lers who have been plundering them s > o
freely. That Hwindlo was of n very smooth
kind und looked very fair at first but when ,
later in the season , the farmer was called
upon to pay a promissory note for which ho
had no value received it wasn't BO funny.
The Bohemian oats swindlers will probably
move farther west now. They have been
driven gradually from ono state to another ,
having left the east some years ago. This
law will rid Iowa of the pest aud it is a good
riddance too.
Thu house passed to-day a Joint resolution
which is in line with thu sentiments of the
anti-monopolists. It calls upon the Iowa
sncmbcrs of congress to work for a bill re
quiring railroad companies to incorporate in
the states in which they do business. The
legislature two years ago passed the Sweeney
law for this purpose , but the supreme court
hold that it was unconstitutional , as beyond
thu powers of a state legislature. Now it in
aslicd that congress pass such a law. HO that
the people of this state can suu a railroad lu
state courts , und not bo subjected to the delay
and expense of having the ease transferred
to the federal courts , as has been the rule
heretofore. _
The Iowa legislature.
Dr.s MOIKE.X , Ia. , Fob. 10. The Vaschal
bill , which passed tlio house , fixing a penalty
for selling tobacco to minors uuder sixteen
years of ago , will bo favorably reported by
the senate committee.
The concurrent resolution concerning the
solo of 'ye ' nnd potash by grocers aud others
bcsldo druggists was indoliultcly postponed.
Thu bill was passed allowing general mer
chants to sell lye and potash.
By Mr. Bayloss a bill was Introduced to
amend iho law relating to registered phar
The bill to increase the salary of the secre
tary of thu state board of health to a sum not
exceeding $1,800 per annum was considered
nnd ordered engrossed after being amended
HO as to cut down the sum to f 1,500 , on motion
of Mr. Caldwoll.
By Mr. Wolfe A bill to establish and
maintain a school for the instruction and
training of teachers.
By Clark ( by request ) A bill with the
same conditions as the Ucdtnan prohibition
By Mr. Vale A bill to amend the law re
lating to the examination of tcachors.
TWO members will boadded , to tko commit
tee on Judiciary for the remainder of the
f * " session.
The "Bohemian oats" bill was considered
and amendments adopted so as to make a sale
at four times the , market price fraudulent.
The penalty Is placed at the discretion of the
court , not to exceed three years In the peni
tentiary. The bill passed on a vote of
sa to o.
The special order for Monday afternoon at
2:30 : will bo the concurrent resolution asking
the Iowa congressmen to work for thu Wilson ,
Dos Moincs river land bill.
The house committee made a favorable re
port on the bill providing for the taxation of
telegraph and telephone lines.
Mr. Hipwoll Introduced a bill authorizing
cities under special charters to condemn a
right of way through private property for
sewers und drains.
By Mr. Robb A bill making the onico of
school treasurer elective In independent dis
, The following Joint resolutions were intro-
' ' duccd :
By Mr. Hall Relating to combinations of
' ' capital. Passed.
Joint resolution No. 11 , by Mr. Ball , re
lating to service pensions. Passed.
No. S , by Mr. Chantry , relating to a double
track railroad from the Atlantiu ocean to Sail
Francisco. Referred back to the committee
on federal relations.
No. 2 , by Mr. Hotclikiss , relating to the
constitution of the United States prohibiting
f non-resident aliens from acquiring or holding
1 > title to real estate in any of the states aud
* ' territories. Adopted.
No. S , by Mr. Head , asking congress to puts
a law requiring Judgment liens in federal
courts to bo tiled in state courts la the coun
ties where the property lies. Adopted.
No. rt , by Mr. Robb , in relation to tha elec
tion ot postmasters by the people. Indef
initely | x > stponcd.
t - No. 91 , by Mr. Bocm , referring to the de
feat of the Sweeiioy bill by tlio supreme
{ court , amended by Mr. Cummings and
passed. To * : resolution Is as follows :
Resolved , By the general assembly of the
state of Iowa , that our senators and repre
sentatives In congress bo urged and requested
to use all honorable efforts to secure the en
actment of a law compelling railway corpora
tions operating lines of railway in two or
more states to bccomo incorporated In eaoh
state in which their lines are located , and
' withdrawing the Jurisdiction of federal
I courts oycr coses ia which foreign corpora
tions aru u party.
Mr. Boom nccefltcd the amendment , and
the resolution ns amended was adopted.
The following bills were passed :
Relating to lines und forfeitures.
Relating to the time of paying taxes to
township clerks.
Relating to the trial of equitable cases.
An f lonoraliln Thief.
DcnnquE , Ia. , Fub. 10. [ Special Telegram
to the BEK. ] Jacob Driscoll , n noted charac
ter of this city , was convicted of highway
robbery , two years ago. His attorney ap
pealed iho case to the supreme court and
UrUcoll was let out on ball , his mother fur
nishing the bonds. The supreme court
affirmed the decision , but Driscoll in the
meantime bad gone west , and hearing of the
decision ho returned and met the sheriff ut
the depot to-day ho starting tn
| fN - , Just .us was
fNf the penitentiary with another convict. Be
f voluntarily guvo himself up and accompanied
L the sheriff to Auamostt to HOrvo his sentence
Of two years.
. A Farmer Frozen to Death.
DBS MOISES , Ia. , Fob. 10. [ Special Telo-
i gram to the Br.n. ] John A. Borg , who
lives about six miles west of Laku Mills ,
Wnnobago county , started homo last night
from town with bis team. lie was found
this morning , about half the way homo ,
frozen in the snow. As ho was accustomeil
f to drinking to excess it is thought he WOK
drunk and lost his way uud died iu the snow
The Marnhnlllown Burglars.
I' Cniciao , Feb. 10.--Charles W. V.
diet , the young man caught recently with e
* ( , i of burglars' tools ia hla possession , wat
taken away to-day by the sheriff , to Marshall
.town , Ia. , where his father , who U R ralllor ,
'lire * . It appears that Benedict was n mem
br of t gang of burglars Who had been
w * | itag Marshalltown lately. About a wed
ago they broke into n paint store and. .
other tnlngi stolen ; was it diamond clas * rut-
tcr with which they cut n pane of glass fioni
the window of the drug store and then ontei cd
and robbed It. They had commissioned Ik-no-
diet to come to Chicago and procure a burg
lar's outfit , which ho did and resulted lit his
being arrested. _
Tlio lowii G. A. It.
CEDAU UAI-IOS , la. , Feb. 10. General Tut-
tic , commander of the Iowa department of
the Grand Army of tho'Hepublic , has llxed
upon April 11 and 1- for the next annual
meeting , In Cedar Kuplds. The Iowa depart
ment of the Sens of veterans will convene at
the same time and also the department of the
Woman's Hcllcf corps.
Mrs. Hull's Ilrccptlnn.
DM MOISES , la. , Feb. 10. Tlio crowning
society event of the week was the legislative
reception given last night by Lieutenant
Governor and Mrs. Hull , assisted by Miss
lie AdilrussoH tlio Yotuiii ItcpubllcunH
onthn , Orent Nsnc.
PIIOVIDEXCE , Feb. 10. The Young Men's
ncpubllcnn club was addressed this evening
by Hon. John Shermun and Hon. C. H. Gros-
venor , member of congress from Ohio.
Senator Sherman In his address referred to
the auspicious opening of the prcsldc'ntial
campaign and the imiwrtunt Influence young
men's republican clubs would exert upon the
political movements of the day. Ho spoke
In most vigorous denunciation of
the Immigration to this coun
try of communists , anarchists and
socialists. Touching ilpon the tariff upon
wool and sugar , he said the democratic party
wauld take the tariff off wool but strenuously
objects to a reduction of U cents on sugar for
the reason that sugar was grown In the south.
He would take the tariff off sugar and give
the grower a bounty , Ho then entered into
an exhaustive analysis of the proposed reduc
tion of the tariff. Ho was presented at the
close with a handsome gold-headed cane by
the club.
The Account or l < o s of Life Greatly
Minn. , Feb. 10. The Even
ng Journal will publish an official statement
showing that the loss of life by the recent
blizzard in north Dakota has been greatly exj
aggerutcd by some papers. Governor Church
writes saying there is no want of food In the
territory qnd the loss of llfo In Yankton
county was only throo. Ex-Gover
nor Pierce corrobates Governor Church ,
and is Joined in his stutoincnt by
bankers and prominent citizens of North Da
kota. As to live stock , the exaggeration is
still worse. Of 0,000 horses , 7,000 sheep ,
80,000 cattle and 15,000 hogs in Yankton
county , not over fifty In all were lost. Hail-
road Commissionsr N. T , Smith , of Huron ,
writes that , us fur us learned , the following
is an authentic summary of the loss of life in
the recent storm : Beadle county t ) , Bon-
hommo 10. Codington ! 1 , Tcrauld 0 , Clark B ,
Edmunds 0 , Brown 5 , Hand 7 , Kingsbury ! ! ,
Lincoln 29 , Spink 4 , Turner. IS , Yankton 3 ;
total 114.
Mrs. Mncklii
SriiiNOFiBiD , 111. , Feb. 10. The wife of
Joseph C. Mackin , the famous election " 'flno
worker , " who is serving a sentence In the
Jolict penitentiary ou a technical charge of
perjury , made a formal application to Gov
ernor Oglesby to-day for a pardon , for her
husband. Mrs. Macklu's interview lasted
nearly two , hours. She left with
him a largo number of petitions and
letters signed by large numbers of the most
prominent , wealthy and reputable citizens of
Chicago urging their belief that in Maekin's
case the ends of Justice had now been fully
served. A letter from Mackin himself was
also submitted in which he promises , if par
doned , to so comport himself as to win the
approbation of good citizens. Mrs. MacUm
hopes to carry with her to-morrow to her
husband a pardon from the governor.
Defaulter Imcfts Discharged.
TonoNTO , Feb. 10. Israel Lucas , the de
faulting treasurer of Anglalso county , Ohio ,
and his wife , wcro discharged at police court
this morning , the crown being unable to trot
sufficient evidence to extradite them.
An Earthquake in Ohio.
CINCINNATI , Feb. 10. Heports from Tiffin ,
Sandusky and Put-ln-Bay , Ohio , say that a
perceptible earthquake shockwasfolt shortly
before 10 this morning ,
The Fire Record.
MAIHSON , Wis. . Fob. 10. Ten business
houses in Deerflcld , about fifteen miles easl
of this place , burued last uight. Loss $2-2,000 ;
insurance .small. All the village records
were burned.
The Walking Match.
NKW YOHK , Feb. 10. At midulght the
score in the walking match stood : Albert ,
54i ! ; Herty , Ml ; Guerrero , 512 ; Hart , 83 ;
Moore , 404 ; Strokel , 445 ; Noremoo , 430 ;
Dillon , 433 ; Sullivan , 435 ; Taylor , .135 ; Vint ,
40i5 ; Tilly , U73 ; Stout , 187.
Tccmer Wins.
TitoiiUE , Fla. , Feb. 10. A single sculling
race took place hero to-day for a purse ol
$1,000 , and the championshipof America. The
rowers were John Teomcr , of Pittsburg ;
Albert B. Humm , of Boston.and John McKay ,
of Halifax , Teenier in SO-.04 , McKay 20:03 : ,
II omm 'M :10. :
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The "Sjilder" Coining Here.
Those of To-nmy Miller's friends who di (
not see his fight With the "Spider" at Minne
apolis , will have a chance to see them to
gether at the Grand opera house next Satur
day night. It's Tommy Miller's benefit , and
his old opponent is coming down to make it n
success. Pat Kilien will also boon deck , and
many of those who mudo the Minneapolis
affair what It was Imvo promised to bo there
with him.
SUKD you OVER $10,000.
Five Separate Actions Brought
Agalnttt tlioKuuf , man * .
Five different actions wcro filed at a late
hour yesterday afternoon with the clerk o ;
the district court against Kaufman Bros , and
David Kaufman as follows :
The Bank of Commerce sues to recover
$3,000 , the balance duo on a promissory note
for $4,000 , made December 20,1SS7.
C. H. Slomnn alleges that W.100 Is duo hln
on a promissory note made Doormberlil , 1887
C. H. Sicilian's second complaint is basci
on the allegation that the Kaufmans obtainoi
from him $ l,000.on January 25 of the present
year on a promissory note.
C. H. Sicilian in his third action alleges
that January 25 of tho'present year ho agaii
delivered to the defendants $1,000 , tuktnj ,
their note for the amount.
ThoBank of Commerce say In their secom
action that on December 0 , 1SS7 , they loaned
tHe Kaufman's $3,000 , , taking their promlssoo
Another Jefferson Square Scheme.
At a railed meeting of residents ot the
northern part of the city held last evening at
the Hunk of Commerce , the advisability of
the removal of the location of the city hall
was discussed. It was resolved by these
present to favor locating the building , with
rooms for the school board and public
library on Jefferson square. A committee of
ten was appointed to draw up resolutions for
another meoiintr to bo held to-night at the
same place. About thirty people were pros-
out at last night's meeting. Joseph Ucdmon
and Henry Osthoff arc among the principal
movers of tlio scheme.
' In Secret Session.
Last night a number of the members of the
painters and decorator's union assembled in
secret eonclavo in the large room la the rear
of the office of the Mlllard. They were In
session for some little time , and the utmost
secrecy was exercised ia their talk and ae
tlons. To a BKE reporter one of th < j partlci'
pants said that the business ihtnsactod wa.
strictly confidential , and further than that be
could not spuk.
Cough * and Honrnenesr. The Irrltal
tlon witch Induces cougliinif Immediate *
relieved -by use 'of "Brown's Broocallj
. Troches. " . Sold , only ia boxo * .
Wilson , of lown , Discusses Our Bo-
Intions With Canada.
, Vliy Dominion Ilon < l < * Entering This
Country Hhonhl Ho Subji-ot to the
Intcr-HtHto Law Other
Washington NUWH.
Corporation Ethlco.
Feb. 10. General James A.
Vllsott addressed the Intcr-stnto commerce
ommitteo of the senate this morning pro-
rosing certain amendments to the intcr-stato
lommcrco law touching the relations of
Canadian railroads to the law. Ho said it
night bo fairly assumed that one of the best
catures of the Intcr-stato commerce law Is
hat It requires imbllcity to bo giicn { to all
rates , and that-whatever needs to bo con
cealed In connection.with contracts for 'rates
on either freights or passengers.Is wrong and
should be prohibited. Ho therefore proposed
hat the first paragraph of section 3 should
> o amended by adding tlio words : f'Or to
any private or secret contract or undcrntand-
ng whatever in reference to or connected
directly or indirectly with rates or condl-
Ions , and all .contracts and conditions ,
other than ordinary , shall bo deoemwl
o bo public contracts and shall bo
made on a written or printed form in - triplicate
cate , one for each parties thereto and ono to
> e forwarded to the commissioners appointed
mdcr this act under such regulations as
hey shall prescribe. " Ho also sugge'stcd
hat section 0 bo amended b5' substituting for
the second paragraph the following : "And
nothing In this act shall bo construed to allow
any common carrier to receive any freight in
the United States to bo carried In sealed cars
or in bond by the railroad through a foreign
country to any other place in the United
States free of duty , and all laws and regula
tions thereunder which have been construed
: o permit such practices are hereby repealed. "
1'hls , he said , was a radical measure , but ho
liopcd to convince the commlttco that it was
called for and fully Justified by our para
mount and permanent national Interests.
General Wilson then entered into a long
argument in which he called attention to the
fact that it always had been thu settled
policy of congress to reserve our coasting
trade exclusively for the benefit of American
ships. When these regulations were first
made railroads were unknown , but If they
liad been in use along our land borders there
could be no doubt congress would have pro
tected them in the same way. Referring to
the privileges granted foreign railroads en
tering partly jnto this country , ho said thcro
was not another government iu the world
that permitted suchj favors , uud the absurd
ity of it was abundantly manifest when It
was remembered that the government of the
very dominion which was becoming enriched
by enjoying these privileges refused posi
tively to allow American railroads any favors.
He said the whole of the Canadian Pacific
and Grand Trunk systems were built as
much for military and political purposes as
for commerce. By thu intcr-stato law the
hands of American railroads were bound
while the Canadian roads were picking their
"Back of these considerations , " said Mr.
Wilson , "is the question : Shall wo live in
such relations to these British provinces us
to encourage them in allegiance to the British
crown , or shall wo manage our affairs so us
to force them , ultimately , to political union
with usf" Ho did not hestitato to declare that
nianyof our best and niostthoughtfulcitizens
were coming to look uixm the existence of
Canada and the allied British possessions in
North America as a continuous menace to our
peace and prosperity , and that they should bo
brought under the constitution and laws of
our country us soon as possible peaceably if
it can be so arranged , but forcibly if wo must.
"f is self-evident , said he , if we give Cana
dians all they Want without compelling them
to come Into the union they will bo sure to
stay out of it so long as Great Britain will
pay their bills , lend them money , subsidize
their enterprises , light their battles uud dls-
tribute title and honors to their leading
men. " ,
General Wilson expressed .the conviction
that the fishery question ought not to bo set
tled on any other basis than rtio recognition
of equal rights.
Farm Btoulc Statistics.
WASHINGTON , Feb. 10. The February sta
tistical report of the department of agricul
ture relates to the numbers and values of
farm animals. There is reported an increase
in horses , mules and cattle , and a decrease in
sheep and swine. The largest rate of In
crease is iu horses , n per cent. It in general
throughout the country , though the largest
increase is west of the Mississippi , The
aggregate exceeds 13,000,000. The increase
In mules averages a > jf per cent. The in
crease in cattle is ' „ > > per cent. It makes an
aggregate of over 49,000,000. The increase is
nearly as largo in milch cows as in other
In sheep Iho decline appears to bo between
2 and 3 per cent , the aggregate of flocks
being about 43r,00. ( X ) . There is a smaller
decline in the number of swine , lens than 1
per cent , Ieavingthcnggrcgateover44,000,000.
The aggregate value of all farm animals is
$3,000,000 more than u year ago.
The Central 1'ueluo's Debt.
WASHINGTON , Feb. 10 , By appointment C.
P , Huntinjrton , vice president of the Cen
tral Pacific railroad company , appeared be
fore the house committee on Pacific railroads
to give his views ou pending legislation
touching these roads , aud to explain the re
sources of the Central Pacific railway com
pany. He said he had been with the road
since its organization in 1SOO. He coatinned
at some length aud went over the same
ground ho did when before the Pacific rail
road Investigating committee in New. York
some months ago. In conclusion ho made u
proposition for a settlement of the debt of the
Central Pacific on thu basis of 250 semiannual
nual payments an extension of fifty-two
years with interest at 2 per cent. , .
Hu promised to lay before tlio committee ,
not later than thirty days hence , a definite
and authoritative proposition for the liquida
tion of the Central Pacific's Indebtedness.
The Reading ; Troubles.
WASHINGTON , Feb. 10. Tlio special com
mittee appointed to Investigate the existing
labor troubles In Pennsj-lvanla elected Rep
resentative Tillman chairman and then lis
tened to un informal statement from Kepre-
scututlvu Hruinm , whoso district Is in the
Reading regions. Ho said the railroad and
mining companies were ono and controlled
mining and prices of coal in the entire region.
Ho thought this whole lockout was fostered
by the Reading company , and that the other
corporations wcro as deep in the mud as the
Reading was in the mire. If the mining
business were not connected with the carry
ing business the effect would bo to put higher
prices on coal at thu mines and lower price
ou freight.
ISIcU Sent Into the County Couituls-
Hloncrs iiy Grailcrx.
Commissioner Turner presided over the
deliberations of the county commissioners
yesterday afternoon in the absence of Chair
man O'ICeefe. Scaled bids for the running
of the county grading machines ono and twofer
for the year 18S3 were opened as follows :
Knight Bros. , 14 cents per cubic yard for
the frou haul of 1.000 feet and 1 oont per
cubic yard uddliiomi " ' * of JJUO
Cyrus Baync , running No V cents per
cubic yard to the llrst 1 , 00 feet and 1 cent
per cubiuyard fur each additional UOO over
haul -Vuriipiking for 'i U-1U cents per
Oliver Honey , runnlug No. 3 , 0 cents per
cubic yard for 1,000 feet , 0-10th of a cent for
each 200 feet overhaul and 2 7-10 per eent per
cubic yard for turnpike work.
H. C. Barnes , running No. 1,11 cents per
cubic yard. U cents per cublo yard for 200 foot
ot overhaul and 3 cents per cublo yard lor
turnpike -work.
C. W. Finn company , running No ,
1,1,000 feet haul 12J * c8uta per cubic yard ,
200 overhaul 13 } f rents per cublo yard ,
400 overhaul M f cents' per cubic' yard , 000
feet overhaul 16 > $ cents per cxiblo yard and 1
cent additional for rit ] S00 ! feet overhaul.
Running No. 2 on turnpike work \i cents
per cubic yard. ' -
The bids wcro referred to the commlttco
ou rules. _ " {
THE W12YTlflil |
Alexander Pollock Veils An Aiullcnco
Haw to JlWbmo One.
Mr. Alexander L. Po'tlock , formerly of the
United States signal yljfps , delivered a most
Interesting and Instrut-Uvo lecture last even
ing In the Y. M. C. Ai'ballt His subject was ,
"How to Become n Weather Prophet. " A
largo nnd npprcclaltV"audlctico was In at
tendance , showing that' these weekly frco
lectures are becoming very popular. Mr.
Pollock sK ) > ko first of the origin of meteorol
ogy. The stars at ono time were supposed to
Indicate not only what would bo thu fate of
nations and Individuals , but also the kind of
weather wo might oxpeqt. People supposed
the earth was the center of the universe and
all the other planets were merely hero for
our convenience. The fact is wo can sco
with the naked eye 'on any clear night 0,000
slum , each the center of n system identical
with our own , lu which the earth plays a
very Insignificant part. Astrology took hold
of the weather , and Is loth to give it up yet ,
though It has made ItsMf ridiculous" every
time it tried * lo meddle with the weather.
Meteorology deals with an element that Is
indlspcnslbloto life. There Is notraco of air
in the moon and we know the moon is dead.
But outside of the scientific part of meteorol
ogy , nnd aside from Its effect on our physical
wolfm-t ) . which is n subject for physicians to
discuss , it has a practical , commercial every
day bearing upon us all. If wo could predict
thu weather with perfect accuracy wo woula
save millions of dollars worth of property
that is annually ruined by the unexpected ap
pearance of severe cold or intensely hot
weather. Besides , the farmer could regulate
his crop to suit himself. How far can we fore
see the changes in the weather , und by what
mcansl Don't look at the temperature
when you sco n weather bulletin. Ix > ok at
the barometer first. The pressure of the air
is of greater importance than any other thing.
The , tendency of the air 13 to fill up any
vacuum that might exist anywhere. There
fore , If there is high barometer In the west
or northwest , and u low barometer hero , and
the influx of air will therefore bo u north
westerly that Is to say u northwest wind ,
and if the temperature In that section hap
pens to bo very low , as It usually is in the
Winter , we may expect with absolute cer
tainty a cold wave and can hoist our own
black Hug withoilt notification from Wash
ington. In the United States storm paths
move invariably towards a point nine degrees
north of east , and wo can therefore follow the
promise of a storm very easily. The
average velocity at which a storm
moves is twenty-six miles. But even
without the help of the signal service wo
need not despair. Indications can bo made
with a fair degree of success from the sunset
observations , u yellow , green or rose-tinted
sunset being equivalent to a Jlno day to fol
low. A bank of cloud's accompanying a sun
set presages a storm. A scud passing across
a hazy cloud means the same. A contrary
movement of the upper clouds from a lower
indicates a change of wind. Twinkling
stars , halos , coronas , show the presence of
hurndity in the upper strata , and therefore
denote early rain. indications were
given , after which Mr. Pollock gave any
one prosunt un opportunity of ask-
intr any relevantquestion. . About
fifty were asked 3 concerning tor
nadoes , cyclones , hailstorms , the effects
of cultivation and rainfall , lightning , cause of
thunder , etc. , t y
Mr. Pollock showed a thorough knowledge
of the science of meteorology that was appre
ciated by bis hearers-slnd u most hearty vote
of thanks was extendebVto him.
Personal PjArkiKraphs.
John Riley , of Walloy , Neb. , is at tuo
Puxton. "
S. II. Van Slttcrt , df Ardcn , Neb. , is at tbo
Paxton. ' .V' ,
D. L. Darr , of O'ScUl , Neb. , Is at the
Millurd. -\f \
William Biles , of Pcudqr , Neb. , Is at the
Mlllara. " . . , (
W. H. Snider"of Dav.ejiport , Ia. , Is nt the
L , . Walker , of North Plattc , Neb. , Is at the
Robert Miller , of Norfolk , Neb. , Is at the
L. Walker , of North Platte , Neb. , is at the
C. J. Pratt , of Lincoln , Nob. , Is ot the
Millard. *
D. W. Moriurty , of Wayne , Neb. , is at the
R. F. Davis , of Wnboo , Neb. , Is at the
Thomas II. Thorp , of DCS Moiues , Ia. , is at
the Millard.
Fred C. Fisher and wife , of Wyoming , are
at the Puxton.
J. D. Brewer and wife , of Albion , Neb , ,
arc at the Paxton.
William Wakcman and wife , Oshkosh ,
Wis. , are ut the Windsor.
Messrs. G. R. and J. A. Krause , of Colum
bus , Neb. , are at the Windsor.
W. H. Preston , wife nnd children , of Fort
Scott , Kan. , are at the Windsor.
George B. Jordan , of Kansas City , secre
tary of the inter-state associated press , is at
the Millard.
E. A. Fitzgerald'for a good while the
obliging and popular day dark at the Paxton -
ton , has resigned to accept a position with
the Cunard line of steamships. Ho will re
main in the city for a few-weeks previous to
starting for New York to assume his now
Convict honor.
To tbo Editor of the Bun : As you
Imvo a largo circuliitiou , I hope you will
allow mo a hearing1 in regard to a plan
for placing convict labor on a just , and ,
it booms to mo , sensible basis. As you
well know wo are now taxed to build
prisons , court houses , pay olllciuls , and
very of ten support tbo imltgont families
of convicts. When a man has commit
ted a crime , the state need not commit
the crime of robbing his family of his
support , but should confine him at some
productive labor , and utter deducting
enough of the proceeds thereof to pay
the expense of such confinement , allow
the balance to go to hla family or these
who may happen to depend on him for
support. This would eliminate
the great and i growing wrong
of leasing tbo > 1 Convict's labor
to contractors at lo .wa'gus , thus throw
ing his labor into competition with that
of these who are tux ijl to support the
machinery made no'cpesnry by crimes
committed. Thus ( t'rjmimilB may bo
made to support theUi families , and ut
the sumo time roleaft from taxation
these who huvo not'-owmmittod crimes.
No labor orgnnizoliun can find fault
with the system heroin proposed , as
there will bo no injustice involved.
None who labor will I bo wronged by
making convicts selPajipporting. That
this Is practicable np'iMie can disprove.
It is the only solutW of the convict
labor question , and ( frxmands immediate
attention by these wj o toll.
Catherine Woodbon'u negro woman
living in Macon , Gn. , saw air > y thrown
from the back of a runaway mule anil
fainted. Shu dic'u teen alter , und the
coroner pronounced her death duo to
heari disease , caused by cxcesslvo
Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria.
When Hibjr jres tick , we gaie her Costori * .
Whca sue vr a a Child , > > be cried for CtitorU ,
When the became Hlu , she clung to CtftoriA ,
When theiwd Children , tbo gare them CMtorin.
Some of tlio Onndldnton Suggested
' For Aldornitinlo Honbra
Strong Probability Tlmt Ills Successor
AVIIlllc n IlcpuMlcnit A Faith
less HuRbiuul Captured The
Industrial School.
frnoM THE nr.n's t.txcoi , ! ? ntmiun.l
There is ixu awakening boom In city
willies , mid discussions nro conducted
n a quiet \vny over prospective candi
dates. Tlio fuel Unit a largo amount of
mving will bu douo in tlio city the coin-
tip year Booms to add particular zest to
ho coming ulilormiintp contests , and it
a stilted that the asphallum men will
enter the light with a zest born of do-
oats sustained the past year in their
efforts for paving contracts. It will not
HJ a surprise , therefore , if there will bo
developed nsphaltum candidates and
cedar block candidates and granite can-
lidates and brick candidates when the
voting time comes around.
In the First ward the term of Nelson
C. Brook expires , and ho has a good
nany friends who want to sco him ro-
urnod. Oliver Mnggard and H. B.
Vail arc also being groomed by their
republican friends. As this is the only
vard in the city in which n democrat
las a fighting chance , Isaac Opcu-
icitncr is feeling the public pulse.
The Second ward is evidently out of
The Third ward has one or two aspir
ants in the field who have a desire to suc
ceed II. H. Dean. If a fight is made on
Sir. Dean , it is stated that a good many
Dmaha friends , who mode the acquain
tance of Mr. Dean in jail , will move to
Lincoln to vote for him.
In the Fourth ward General Webster
and Mr. Graham , the present member ,
are Doth mentioned , and in the Fifth
: ho friends of Louis Meyer are advocat
ing his election. It is very evident that
: , ho republicans who loft their party in
ihe delusive hope that they were get
ting reform in electing Mayor Sawyer
will not be cstrny this spring and the
heavy republican majority in the city
will miiko a democratic ticket prae-
lically useless. On the general city
iickot no ofllcos arc to bo lillod except
iho police judge and members of the
board of education. Mr. W. J. Houston
and Charles .H. Fqxworth are the only
announced republican candidates as yet
for the ollico of police judge.
The police have had an eye on a man
named Fred Abof for several days , who
lias left his homo to follow the footsteps
of another woman. Thursday night at
midnight the police located him at an
O street residence and proceeded to the
place. Upon gaining admission they
found Abel and a girl named Vina
Bechtol occupying the same couch and
they were routed out and escorted to
the jail , where they wore locked up
pending a heaving. The charge against
Abel is adultery and the charge against
the Bechtel girl is prostitution. The
scandol and disgrace is not so much to
the immediate parties in the scrape as
to Abel's wife , who is in every way aro-
spectablo and deserving lady. It was
stated at headquarters yesterday that
she had known of her husband's adulter
ous proceedings for some time and that
now that the-fact had boon so clearly lo
cated she would secure a divorce as
speedily as possible. Late in the after
noon the preliminary hearing was
opened against the parties by the police
The board of public lands and build
ings returned yesterday from Milfqrd ,
where they located the site of the build
ing for the industrial homo upon the
forty acre tract of ground donated by
the people of Mllford in securing the
location of the homo at that place. The
tract of land upon which the building
will bo erected is a sightly one , and the
homo when constructed will bo just a
milo from town. The contract for this
building was lot pome time since. The
state made an appropriation of 816,000
for the building , and the contract to
construct according to the plans was lot
for some $13,000. It is to bo completed ,
ready for occupancy , by October next ,
when the state will turn the homo over
to the Women's Associate Charities of
the State of Nebraska , who are to re
ceive no compensation for their work
and who are to be allowed not more than
$ .300 yearly for their expenses. The in
stitution , in its work as comtomplatcd ,
is to furnish employment ana
means of self-support for pcnitcn-
womcn and girls with a view to aid the
suppression of prostitution. The projec
tors of the homo expect to make it prac
tically self-supporting and , while it does
not pass beyond'tho legal control of the
board of public lands and buildings , the
trustees of the Women's As-socwto char
ities will ; to all purposes , have perfect
control of the management and govern
ment of the home.
Attorney-General Leeso is at Seward
on a business viuit to his former homo.
W. W , Abbey , of the live block com
mission , returned yeslorday from a
trip in the north west part of the state.
Superintendent Luna departed at
noon yesterday for Hastings to attend
an educational gathering in session
thoro. '
Superintendent McClusky , of Lan
caster county , turned over to the state
superintendent yesterday $31.08 for
the fund for disabled teach
er H. This fund was collected
by the following teachers : Miss Anna
Shickinan , Q btreet school , Lincoln ;
Miss Dora Squires , District No. 7 ; Mibu
Nellie M. Crowell , District No. 21 ; Miss
Lizzie Adams , District No. 89. and by
F. A. Davidson , in the school at the
village of I'.oca. WheoloV , at the state library ,
received a letler from Guy A. Brown
yeslerday containing the intelligence
that Mr. Brown was improving blowly
at his temporary residence in California
and that hu was very hopeful of much
greater improvement during the com
ing spring months.
With the finishing of the central part
of the state house building the coining
summer the stivta 'library \ 11 bo re
lieved frotji its present ovoiu-owdcd
state r.iid on the second floci' of the
'ouildlng ample room will bo got aside
which will accommodate the growth of
the library for years. There is no defi
nite disposition of the now rooms in the
main building among the different stale
officers , but different plans have been
suggested. One of these contemplalcs
locating the supreme court in the top
story , which will not bo very pleasant ,
either for the court oy.tho public ,
There wna a large delegation of
vngriuits arraigned before the police
juiigo yesterday who had either boon
rounded up by the police or had of their
own accoru gone to Jail for food and
lodging. The judge fined seven of them
and committed them to the hill to .worff
out their fines cleaning tno streets.
Several plain drunks wore also disposed
of , a portion of whom had the necessary
funds to. yay out. The numbbr of In-
mates In the clly jnl ) 1ms largely In *
creased utnco the tint of the month niul
February' promises to bo nrollllo In ar
Tlio convoentlon of Episcopal clorpy-
inon Umt hns been in xcsslon for two
days has closed IU labors und the
prciitcr part ot the clergy returned to
tholr homes yesterday. During their
stay lu the city they were the quests ono
morning of the faculty of the wtiito uni
versity , the bishop conducting Iho
chapel exorcises. ,
County Judge Stewart held r. poultry
show in n small wny nt his ollico tit the
trial of Boino chicken thieves. Mr.
Branson , n breeder of fine poultry , lost
160 birds in ono nlglit recently , and the
thieving was traced to two worthless
chaps living on the outskirts of the city.
At their trial the owner of the birds
brought n collection from his farm with
which to identify the stolen ones and
the judge's ollico resounded with the
lioarso cackle of Plymouth Rooks , Black
.lavas. Cochins , Lungshans and numer
ous other birds of high dogrco. In the
meantime the thlovcs go to jail to await
a hearing in the district court.
The Woman's Relief corps of the O.
A. R. will meet in Lincoln on the 29th
of this month , the sumu ( Jute as. the
Grand Army encampment. The sessions
of the Relief corps will bo hold in the
Boimto chamber of the cnpitol building ,
and a largo nttcmlnuco is promised. The
ladies of r'arnigut corps No. 10 will have
all preliminaries arranged for the moot
ing and the following ladius will act as
a reception committee : Mrs. D. G.
King , Mrs. Sarah Latta , Mrs. A. J.
Cropsoy , Mrs. J. C. Uonnoll and Mrs.
John me Arthur.
Union meetings commenced at St.
Paul M. E. Church last evening , led by
the evangelist , Rev. U. W. Drown. The
city churches uniting in those services
nro the different Methodist , Baptist ,
Gongregationalist and Presbyterian
Leland hotel , Chicago.
Yesterday's internal revenue collec
tions amounted to $15li02.70.
Mr. Churchill Parker states that ho
is not now nor docs ho expect to bo
identified with any bhoo factory inter
cuts in Plattsmouth.
The Omaha Wood and Coal Co. state
that they have no ono in their employ
by the name of James Colin , and that
consequently no employe of said com
pany could have been guilty of tlio as
sault on little John Miller , as narrated
in Thursday's ' BEK.
Last evening the corridors of the Paxton -
ton wore full of appreciative listeners to
the music by the band from the fort in
their weekly serenade to General Crook.
The general and his invited guests sat
in the balcony and enjoyed the treat ,
which was extended over two hours.
There is consldor.iblo'comnlaint about
a gigantic pile of stuff that is said to
have been left by Riley & Co. and other
contractors near the corner of California
nnd Fifteenth streets , almost completely
obstructing the passage of vehicles , and
making H a very dangerous place on a
dark night.
James Murphy was arrested yesterday
on the charge of Interfering with a
witness. Field , the main witness
against "Big Frank' ' in the highway
robbery case tried yesterday in the dis
trict court , informed the ollicors that
Murphy hud offered him $ oO to suppress
his knowledge about the case. At this
time Field was under $200 bonds to appear
witness " Frank. "
pear as against "Big
The annual masquerade ball of the
Union Pacilic band last night at Ex
position hall completely eclipsed any
thing of the kind given in Omaha , this
season. Between live and six hundred
persons were present and ever $ i00 !
above expenses wcro cleared. The
scene in the ball room was a fascinating
ono and was a strange commingling of
the elegant , tasty and grotesque. Some
of the costumes worn by the ladies
were strikingly beautiful nnd all the
comments passed on thorn by the spec
tators in the gnllory wcro compliment
ary to the highest degree. The dance
passed off delightfully and smoothly ,
the unmasking taking place at mid
night. Mr. P. Rhyncr was master of
A riiKB and easy expectoration is
produced by a few do.ies of Dr. J. H.
McLean's Tar Wine LungUalm. In all
cases of hoarseness , bore throat or ditll-
culty of breathing.
Secret of the Kaiser's luingcvity.
Pall Mall Gazette : The compara
tively robust health of the venerable
emperor of Germany , in bpilo of family
trouble and official care , has given ri.o
to a legend , which , it is stated , is ob
taining credence among the supersti
tious pcashntry of aortal n Bavarian vil
lages. According to this legend the
long lifo of Kaiser William is duo to a
mysterious philter of which his imperial
majesty alone possesses the secret. How
the emperor obtained the magic bev
erage is not Known. It is described as
a kind of spirit , which , if it docs not
give him immortality , will enable him
to live many years more , and to supply
him with buHicicnt mental and bodily
power to retain the government of his
vast umpire in his own hands. The
logonrt furthermore states that the Gor
man sovereign has condcbcondud to
inaice a present of a few drops of the
charmed liquid to Marshal Moltko and
Prince Bismarck , hence also their re
spectable ago ; but , strange , to bay , ho
declines < o give any of it to the Crown
Prince , because ho fears his heir would
make us > o of his health , restored by the
philter , to force him to abdicate. Several -
eral crowned heads huvo , it appears , ap
plied to the emperor for his wonderful
secret , but in vain. The ezar , in par
ticular , prayed for some of the spirit ,
nnd it was the refusal of the kaiser to
oblige him which was the real cause of
the present conlllct bolwcon Russia and
The Importance of pmlfylns the blood can
not lie overestimated , for without jmro
blood you cannot cujoy good health.
At this season nearly every ono needs a
good mccllclno to purify , vitalize , and enrich
the blood , and Hood's Sarsaparllla Is worthy
your confluence. It U peculiar In that U
ttrengthens and builds up the systemcreates
aa appetite , and tones the digestion , while
It eradicates disease. Give It a trial.
Hood's BarstjiajlUa 1s sold l > yilldruegMj.
rieparcil by C. I/lIuod & Co. , Lutvell , Majs.
IOO Poses One Dollar
"Old Hutch" Lends the Bortr Elomout
mid Solla Whont Freely
Nothing or An Umisnnl Nature No
ticeable In tlio I'rovlslon I'll
Cattle Trading Slow and
CHICAGO , Feb. 10. { Special Telegram to
the Bun. ] The benr clement In tlio wheat
market In llutehln-
to-day win personified -
BOM. IIu WUH n heavy seller * ami was evi
dently determined to drive prices lower ,
selling ut the bottom about as freely as at
tlio top , but his efforts were not entirely suc
cessful , as ut tlio close there was a reaction
of ifu from the lowest point reached. lu.tho
early part of tlio session there was some buy-
liiK of wheat by English houses , but this
did not last long , no'r did any other sup
port poem to bo coming from lUu out
side , and for a time it looked as if the
local bulls had about given up the
strupRlo. However , Jus * before the 1 o'clock
close It was reported that 60,000 bushels of
wheat had been taken for export to-day In
Toledo and an amount variously given at
from llftcen to twenty-live boat loads In
New York , and UJHMI this encouragement
the local traders generally seemed to want
some wheat and bid the price up a little.
May wheat opened ut blf c. which was } tfc
higher than last night's eloie , and imme
diately went to 81 ' e , then fell to Sc. ( grad
ually worked up to 81 V" again and then
slowly sagged to 80 < c and hung about that
price and a trllle above until near the close ,
when It advanced to SOJifo and closed there
at 1 o'clock. .Tune wheat opened at 81J4'c ,
sold down to 81 Vc and closed at 1 o'clock at
Corn was strong and higher early , but' Inter
nearly all the advance was losU There was
good buying early under the inllncnco of
light receipts 11 ! ) cars when HO cars had
boon expected. Of these US cars , 41 curs
were "through shipment , " leaving an un
usually small amount to come en this mar
ket. This atruugth was taken advantage of
by one local bull to unload grain , most of
which was bought at higher prices , and the
burden of thono offerings was too much for
the market , stopping the advance and caus
ing a decline , which was helped later by the
estimate of receipt of 180 cars for to-morrow ;
May corn opened at 5 life , advanced to 51"tf
1Me. fell to filJife , advanced to
and then dropped back to Die , advancing later
to 5tV ( < I51J. ( e , which was the 1 o'clock close.
Juno coin opened at * il < > , fg5ti ( c , nuvmiral to
GWSMJie , fell tofil ! < o and closed ut 1 o'clock
at 51 i u. The feeling in corn is undoubtedly
strengthened somowlmt by the recent report
that on the line of the 13. ft M. road there are
now but lilX,000 ( ) bushels of corn , against
about four times us much a year ago. The
argument of the bears that cut railroad rates
will Induce heavy shipments now is mot by
reference to the argument that they used pre
viously that there was abundant corn in the
country which would bo sent forward if cars
could only bo obtained. The conclusion is
drawn that if the railroads would not furnltth
the needed ears at high freight rates they
will certainly not furnish them uow that
freights nro reduced.
There was gobd buying of oats early ,
partly by shorts and partly by those who
note that the recent break in oats has been ,
for that market , greater than in other gralus.
The early demand caused un advance early ,
but , with that satisfied , a decline set in
which curried prices lower than they opened.
First sales of May wore ut ! ilXu , and after a
decline to Dl c prices advanced to ! 11J @
UJc : , then followed a decline to Ill' e and the
1 o'clock close was at ! ! % bid. Juno oats
opened at JJlii)2c ( ; ) , sold up to 32kfe , down to
aud ebbed nominally at 1 o'clock at
In provisions there were no sensational de
velopments. Pork was supported by n packIng -
Ing Arm credited with being- large holder.
and in that article , as. well as in lard and
short ribs , fluctuations were limited uud
without special feature. The actual changes
in prices were also unimportant. In a gun-
oral way business was comparatively slow.
Speculative interest , us usual , wits confined
to May. At 1 o'clock pork was quoted at
$14.10 , February lard ut 67.0. > , February short
ribs at f 7.45 , March lard ut $7.07 uud March
short ribs at $7.47)- .
AFTHUNOOX SKS.-IIOX Wheat steady. May
closing ut SQJta. Corn sold curly at 61 M@
51o on the split for May , then to r lj.fe , then
to r.K's'c ' , closing ut nii/fufil&o. Outs Hrme ;
May closed at ! HJ < Cil\'c : bid. I'ork was
quiet. Lard unchanged.
CHICAGO , Feb. 10. [ Special Telegram to
the HrjH. ] CATTLH Trade was slow and
the general market an unsatisfactory ono tor
salesmen. With fresh arrivals there wore
between 10,000 aud 11,000 on sale. Of course ,
a largo number of cattle wont over the scutes ,
but business was late in starting up and pro
gressed slowly from the opening to the close.
As to prices , there was little or no change as
compared with the down turn of lOhjjISo
noted yesterday on the ordinary run of ship
ping and dressed beef stock. Choice ,
* Y ) ( ? 55.iO. : Good steers , 1J50 ! to 1KOO Ibs , ,
W.-WOM.W ) ; 1UOU to lllfiOlbs , , SU'OC&l.riO ' : K50
to liK ! ( ) Ibs. , W.OOQa.gO. Stockers and feed
ers , f2.40itt ( < , ( iO ; cowi , bulls and mixed , $1.80
( ittl.lO ; bulk , | 2.15@2.7S. Texas gruss steers ,
fJ.UTygH.OO ; corn-fed , * 3.20j4.00. (
Hoes Business was brisk , with an up
turn ot about a nickel all around , thu gen
eral market closing steady and tlio pens
well cle.ircd. llest heavy mudo f5.10i4 (
.1.75 , and best mixed , ? r > .4iiii ( ) 00 ; common and
light mixed , frVJO&'ri.HO ; light assorted of 100
to 170 Ib. averages , f.VJOi ( 5.5 : ! : averages
Of HOtolDOlbs. , $5. ( > % 5.10.
YOHK , Feb. 10. [ Special Telegram
to the HKE.I STOCKS The slight Improve
ment in the stock market noted yesterday
was continued to-day and values on all active
properties , excepting Chicago , Burlington &
Quiucy , averaged higher. The volume of
business was fair , but not of a kind to attract
special comment. A more hopeful feeling
oxlbtcd , as tlio meeting to-day in Commis
sioner Fink's onlco was expected to result In
an amicable udjubtinent of the various dull-
cultlcs under which the western roads have
been working of late mid also in the stopping
of the ruinous rate war. Tncrn was less dis
position to sell stocks and more demand from
traders , who Uuvo been selling short for
some time Considerable talk about ttio
largo p.Viort Interest in the west continues to'
bo the burden of the bull gossip. " 11 there
Is such u largo short1 Interest wo would Hko
to know where it is , " said u prominent opera
tor. "None of the western houses huvo done
any business of consequence for two mouths ,
and hud they been selling short there would
not bu the general complaint about dullness.
The bhort interest in the west has been over
estimated. " London was quite buoyant nd
advanced ) .f@ % per cent. St. Paul earnings
for the llrst week in February Increased
$21MS. This , in the face of cut rutos , was a
favorable feature , and prices advanced Ki
but dropped ? per cent. The rest of the
Grangers followed. Lackawunnaspurted < f ,
but dropped Jf per cent. Heading was stub
born and advanced ) ( per cent. VunderbllU
went up % per cent and remained flnn.
Chicago , Uurllngton ft Qnincy declined 1 #
per cent on the bad statement for 1887. Were
the stock plentiful In the loan crowd it would
sell materially lower , but the dlfllculty In
making deliveries prevents traders from soil
ing it freely. The general list ou ed off frac-
tlonully toward the close , but last laics
showed a net advance of ; V < 2 % on the Grang-
oiB , X on Krio , % on Luke Shore , J { cm
Louisville & Nualivlllo and Heading , but de
clines of * j ( on Chicago , Uurllngton &Qulnoy ,
\i on Uolawnra & Hudson and ) $ pur cent cpi
Lackiwunna. The total sales wore 13SCn ,
shares , agaln&t ITO/JW shares yc tcrdy.
OovKitXMKXTa Government bond * ww <
dull but steady.