Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, February 16, 1888, Image 1

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Horrible Fratracldo In a Mill Near
Another Wreck nt Onklnnd-Thc Pro-
hlbUlon.Convcutlon Found Swing
ing From a Bridge Fatal Ac *
cldcnt nt Ogullala.
The Crime of Cain.
llLTsiiviu.K , Neb. , Feb. 15. A quarrel bc-
txvccn two brothers running a sawmill sev
eral miles out from thin place three days ago
resulted In n terrible tragedy. One of the
men , while in a ill of nvgc , scl/od un axe and
struck his brother over the head , killing him
Instantly , the blow nearly severing the head
from the bpdy. The murderer is now in Jail
hero uwulntlng examination for the erlma.
A Farmer Suicides.
WAIIOO , Neb. , Feb. 15. [ Social to the
Her. . ] Lorenzo Barnoll , living three miles
Boulh of town , suicided by hanging himself
n his burn. Uarnell was a farmer , fifty
years olii , and leaves a wife and nine chil
dren. Ho left a long letter to his family , the
contents of which have not been given to the
public. He was financially embarrassed and
that is the supiKised cause of his rush act.
Remorse Drove Him to It.
BUTTON , Neb. , Fob , 15. [ Special Telegram
to the UIE. ] A dead man was seen hanging
to a bridge on the Union I'aclile railroad four
or live miles west of Fnlrfleld by the train
men to-day. Ho was a small man with red
dish grey whiskers , dressed In brown clothes
with cap drawn down over his face. It was
supposed by those who saw him to bo aprons
Inent farmer who had resided in this locality
for years and the general conjecture is that
It was a sutcldo caused from remorse. The
bridge to which the dead body was swinging
as the train went by is Just one mile north of
the bridge where Mrs. Taylor and her brother
Tom Jones , of Spring r.uiche , were hung by
u mob three years ago. It will bo remem
bered that Mrs. Taylor , a widow of bad re-
jmto and her brother Tom Jones , were both
taken from their residence and hung to n
bridge by a mob of masked men. supposed to
be their neighbors. Since that time this com
munity has been iu an unsettled condition
and one of the mob , a prominent farmer , has
become mentally unbalancco from rcmorso.
The coroner , S. M. Elder , of ClnyCenterhas
been notllled and will atoncoholdan Iiuiuest.
Freight TrnliiH Collide.
OAKIAND , Neb. , Feb. 15. [ Special 'Tele-
grnmto the BEE. ] The third railroad wreck
within a month at this point took place at
half | > ast 12 o'clock to-day. Two freight
trains collided. A south bound freight was
switching while on the main track. The
other freight with a heavy load came in , It is
claimed , at a rapid speed ana it being down
grade , was unable to stop when the danger
was observed. The southbound engine was
'irevcrscd nt the time the other crashed into
It. Uoth ciiRince.r and llrcman saved their
lives by Jumping. P. J. Gordon , one of the
enginecraj > was struck by Hying timbers.
One leg wns'brokcn above the knee. One
fireman was somewhat bruised. Hoth en
gines were badly wrecked. One car was de
molished , loaded with corn. The others were
slightly damaged. A car load of mules for
Mount , Kvorest & Lyons was struck. One
mule was badly hurt and afterwards shot.
The wreck was cleared this evening at 0
o'clock. _
The Prohibition Convention.
LINCOLN , Neb. , Feb. 15.--Specal [ !
Telegram to the BEE. ] The prohibition
state convention tosolectBOventccn delegates
to their national convention met this after
noon nt Hohannam hall , ono of the largest
assembly rooms in the city. Seven hundred
delegates were In attendance , Including
about forty ladles. The hall was decorated
with mottoes setting forth the curses of the
liquor traffic and Prof. Hncklns and choir
furnished campaign music. The songs wore
especially directed nt the republican party
and ono or two of them toward Blulnc.
II. W. Hardy was temporary chairman and
Kev. C. E. Uentloy , of Ulysses , permanent
chairman , with II. C. Blttonbonder , of Lin
coln , secretary. Committees on credentials ,
resolutions and organization were appointed
and A. O. Wolfonbarger presented a plan for
work that Is to require u campaign fund of
110,000 with a state organizer , district orga
nizer and county organizer who are to go
through every school district in the state.
The delegates to the national convention wcro
selected , two at largo and five from each of
the congressional districts in the state.
The caucusing for delegates was lively
and the following were selected at largo : A.
O. Woolfcnbnrgor , Lincoln ; Mrs. Jennie F'
Holmes , of Tecumseh. First District John
Dale , of Omaha ; C. F. Templin , Nebraska
City ; F. K. Jay , Odell ; John L. McGee ,
Wahoo ; II. W. Hardy , Lincoln. Second
District F. B. Palmer , Hastings ; Mrs. C.
M. Woodard , Seward ; C. E. Bentley ,
Ulysses ; Kev. W. N. Bean , York ; J. E.
Hopper , Fall-Hold. Third District C. C.
Crowell , Blair ; George W. Keed. Chadron ;
H. S. Hilton , Central City ; W. M. Worloy ,
Schuylor ; C. D. Irvin , Grand Island. The
evening session was given to an address by
M. 13. Fanning , of Jackson , Mich.
Opening of the Midway.
KcAiixny , Nob. , Feb. 15. [ Special to the
lice. ] This was another red letter day in
Kearney's history , witnessing as it did the
opening to' the public of the grand Midway
hotel , the finest In the state outside of Omnha.
Kearney In the past has been rather behind
her sister cities In respect to hotel accommo
dations , but about a year ago her citizens re
solved that the city should have a hotel
worthy of the future Minneapolis of Ne
braska , and through the Instrumentality ol '
ono of her most liberal and public spirited
citizens , J. L. Keck , they have now opened to
the public a house which places Kearney In
the lead.
The Midway Is located nt the corner of f
Grilled and Wyoming avenues , only foiu
blocks from the depots and In the heart of the
city. It Is a handsome four-story structure
inclined to the Queen Anne style of archi
tecture. U Is 100 feet square nnd the tirst
story Is of Iron and Ft. Collins , Col. , sandstone I -
stone , the second of pressed brick , the thin d ]
and fourth of wood. The office is in dd
center of the building , the rest of the ground
floor being taken up by the bar room , billiard
room , barber shop and several store rooms
designed for ofllecs. Ascending dlrcctlj
from the oftlco by an easy ( light of velvet
carpeted stairs the first floor U reached , or >
which are the parlor , dining rooms , kitchen *
and a number of elegantly furnished room | :
with bath , etc.
On the second and third floors which , bj
the way , can bo also readied by an clcgnn
passenger elevator are a largo number o
pleasant and finely furnished rooms , each jf
which is heated by steam , llghtei
by gas and connected by bells with the ofllco
features buro to be duly appreciated by tin
traveling public. The bath rooms and closet ts :
nro also on the upper floors. The dinnif
room and office are lighted by electricity , an <
as soon as the Incandescent plant is com
plcted this BJ stem will bo placed in eacl
room. The kitchen is finished In the most
couuilcto manner , and with Mr. BrainarJ'i
well known reputation as a first clus
stexvArd , U is unnecessary to say that tin
table will bo all that could bo desired. Dur
Ing his connectltm with the Grand Centra
hotel the lost two yearsMr , Bralnard ha
jjlvcn iitftruc } ' the oet hotel U has ever had
nnd will continue In the future ns. In the past
to pay especial attention to the commercial
trade , the whole of which he has held nt the
Grand Central. The hotel cost not less than
IM.OOO , nnd , with street cars and bus running
direct to the depots to nnd from all trains ,
promises to make Kearney ono of the most
popular Sunday towns in the state.
Patrick Ejjan on Ulnltin.
LiNcotNNcb.Feb. 15. [ Special Telegram to
the BEE. ] Hon. Patrick Egan , ex-president
or the Irish National League In America , ex
pressed himself on Blalne's letter to-day as
follows : "t believe Mr. Ulalne's letter will
do great good In clearing the political atmos
phere. The republican party can now feel
thoroughly nnd entirely free to select the
best man with u horn to win , and I am con
vinced that it will not be long until the senti
ment will make itself felt with irresistible
force from cud to end of the land that James
G. Blaine is just that man. H seems to mo
that the republican party can this year
achieve one of Its greatest triumphs if It will
but have the courage to take the bold course.
If the convention will , with practical unan
imity , tender the nomination to Mr. Blaine ho
can not and will not refuse. I would commend
to our time-serving and timid friends amongst
the republican party the opinion of our
staunch and clear-headed democratic con
gressman , John A. McShano , expressed in an
Interview yesterday. He says : So far as
the country nt largo is concerned , I bellex'o
that Mr. Blalnc's withdrawal will pivo new
spirit to the democratic canvass. My Judg
ment is that ho was the strongest candidate
which the republican party could have pitted
against Mr. Cleveland , and for this reason ,
that ho would have attracted , as he did be
fore , an Immense number of votes of Irish
men which are usually cast for the demo
cratic candidate. Mr. McShano might also
have said , because he would attract an Im
mense labor vote ; because he would arouse
an enthusiastic spirit of American nationality
such as no other living American could
nrouBO and because the campaign of slander ,
if again attempted against him , would fall
entirely flat. " _
Ilnmiltoii District Court.
Aunoiu , Neb. , Feb. 15. [ SpecialTelegram
to the Hnu. ] In the slander case before
Judge Norval , in which D. W. Long , of Mar-
quc'tto , was plaintiff , and W. F. Hart do-
fcndant , the Jury returned a verdict for the
plaintiff for $1. ' This is the case In which
Long , a justice of the peace of Marquette ,
sued Hart for ? 1CHX ) for defamation of char
acter , Hart having called Long a thief , a liar
and various other hard names. The costs
are upon plaintiff , as It requires a judgment
of not less than t5 to carry the costs.
The case of Charles Norden vs the Chicago
cage , Burlington & Qulncy railroad company
Is now being tried. Norden sues for dam
ages In the sum of $ Ti,000 claimed to have
been sustained in being run over by a hand
car by which ho received permanent injuries.
The suit is closely contested and quite an
array of witnesses are bemg examined on
both sides. It may take all day to-morrow to
finish the trial.
The suit of W. V. Morse & Co. , of Omaha ,
vs F. J. nnd Catherine Englo , of Aurora , in
volving a note nnd mortgage executed to
Morse & Co. , amounting to over Jl,400 , has
been tried , but the Judge has not yet ren
dered his decision. This was a matter in
which Morse & Co. had closed the mortgage
and took possession of the property , but the
case was reopened by Mrs. Engle on the
ground that her signature to the note and
mortgage was obtained throjigh fraud on the
part of her husband , F. J. Englo. The prop
erty was in her name.
One of the prosecuting witnesses in the
whisky trial has arrived and the case will
probably bo called tills week. The other
witness , It ia understood , is not In the state.
Charter Day at Lincoln.
LINCOLN , Neb. , Fob. 15. [ Special Tele
gram to.tho BEE. ] Charter day at thov state
university was observed to-day , It being the
fiftieth anniversary of that institution
Through the day the building was open to the
public in nil departments. Among the visit
ors from abroad were twenty-live from the
High school class in Beatrice. This evening
the literary exercises are In progress , the
principal feature being un address by Chun
cellar Lippincott , of the University of Kan
sas. . _
Instantly Killed.
OCUM.ILA , Neb. , Feb. 15. [ Special Tele
gram to the Bnc. ] This afternoon when the
train distributing telegraph poles was nbou
thirteen miles west of this place ono of the
force , a man named J. C. Hill , fell bctwcci :
the cars , ten wheels .passing over his body ,
killing him instantly. Ho is about twenty
nine years old. His former residence was in
Kentucky. His remains were , brought to
this city where an inquest was held.
a ArrcHted For Forgery.
FALLS Cur , Neb. , Feb. 15. [ Special Tele
gram to the BEE. ] A man living near Rule ,
by the name of Isaac Elshiro , was arrested
yesterday and brought to this city charged
with forgery. He was trying to got a note
cashed at the national bank of Uulo yester
day afternoon. The cashier of the bank sus
pected something wrong andoaftcr inquiries
found it to bo a forgery , nnd had him ar
rested. Ho is now In the county jail waiting
the October session of the district court. The
note amounted to $100.x
Adjudged Insane.
FAI.LS CmNeb. . , Feb. 15. [ Special Tele
gram to the BED. ] For several weeks past
E. Deuchlcr , a farmer living a few miles out
of this city , has kept his family , as well as
the community'in an uproar by his constant
acts of mistreatment. First Eazhart had his
three sons nnd daughter , all under ago , ar
rested for felonious assault. Two of the
boys wcro fined. This did not seem to do
any good , and on complaint of his neighbors
and family ho was to-day brought to this city
and by the proper tribunals adjudged insane
and lodged in the county jail , lie will betaken
taken to Lincoln.
niizzurd RilCN.
Coi.UMnus , Neb , , Feb. 15.--John Miller , a
farmer near town , who was abroad in the
. blizrard of January 12 , had three lingers of
each bund amputated yesterday. Mrs.
Joseph Miller , mother of Frank Metz , who
lost Ills Ufa in the storm , was brought hero
for treatment a month ago. Yesterday the
doctors amputated the lingers and thumb of
the left hand , the last three fingers of the
right , and the largo and second too of the
r ' '
rlght'foot. Both'patients are Improving.
o Hurt in a Runaway.
VALPAUAISO , Nob. , Feb. 15. [ Special to
the BEE. ] Yesterday as J. D. Crcuthbaum
, was driving into town his team became
scared , ran away and , breaking loose from
o the wagon , Jerked Mr. Crcathbaum , who was
wrapped In the lines , out of the wagon and
dragged him over the frozen ground about
twenty rods , bruising him up terribly but
fortunately breaking no bones ,
Paper Manufacturers' Pin us.
CHICAGO , Feb. 15. The Northwestern
Pupcr Manufacturers' association at a
special meeting to-day considered a plan to
itf sell the entire product of their mills to an as
f sociation of eastern paper dealers and capi
talists. It was practically determined to ac
cept the proposal and the matter was referred
, to a committee to Kettle upon n plan , The as
sociation meets March 7 to take conclusive
A Compromise in Sight.
CHICAGO , Feb. 13. No reductions were
made In rates to-day beyond 1 cent lower on
dressed beef and U > f cents lower on dressed
hogs from Kansas City and'Omaha to Chi
cago. The representatives of three outside
northwestern rouds will attend n meeting of
the association lines hero to-morrow and
there is IIOIKJ that a compromise way be ar
rived at.
Omaha's Prospects Still Good For a
New PostofiQce.
The House Passes Dorsey's Dill Kstab-
Places For Holding Uni
ted States Courta in Ne
braska Blaine Talk.
Unnecessary. Alarm.
513 FouitTEBNTit STHKET , >
WASHINGTON , D. C. , Feb. 15. I
There is no cause for nervousness or alarm
about the opposition to the new government
building at Omaha. Mr. McShano is doing
everything that any ono man can do and is
undoubtedly doing more than could be done
by a republican , ns ho is a vcrv active demo
crat in a democratic house. The fact Hint
the house committee on public buildings nnd
grounds determined to amend the bill so ns
to make but t.V)0,000 ) immediately available
and for the purchase of a site is not a dis
couraging objection when the facts are all
known. It is not the fault of Mr. McShane
that the senate bill was not reported to the
house without amendment. It ts the cus
tom of democrats in the first place to throw
all of the responsibility upon the republican
senate for largo appropriations and
the expenditure of all moneys
in directions not already indicated
by law. For four years the house has been
in the habit of indiscriminately cutting down
appropriations in senate bills with a view to
concurring in the dqmands of the senate
when a conference committee on the part of
the above house is appointed. By doing this
the democrats In the house imagine that they
are heaping the responsibility upon the re
publicans iu the senate. Mr. McShano
fought bitterly this precedent , however , and
did everything ho could to have the bill re-
iortcd as it citmo from the senate. In the
ccond place there were a number of cities
cmandlng appropriations of about the same
> izo Omuhn wants nnd Mr. McShane could
, ot do less than recognize the merits of these
laims along with that of his own and when
akcn together the six or seven other largo
lilies asking for big appropriations made a
ium which almost frightened such econo
mists in the house as Handall and Holmnn ,
vho , on the eve of a presidential cam-
'aign ' especially , watch every channel of ex-
icndituro and shudder at the grand totals.
The house committee on public buildings
nd grounds had six bills before it at the
> amo time the Omaha measure was under
lonsidcration which aggregated nearly$3,000-
JOO. Then it hud a lurgc lot of bills making
imall appropriations for buildings in the
.esser cities throughout the country , the mor-
isof which must bo recognizedundaltogether
.hey aggreguteabout 3I4OUOOUO. This seems
: o bo a largo sum to put out at one time on
public buildings , so it was deemed by u'ma
jority of the committee , as well as by promi
nent democrats in the house outside of the
committee , that instead of appropriating the
* 1,200IX)0 ) or $1,500,000 required for sites and
buildings . in each of the six largo
cities that only the amounts nec
essary . for the requirements of
sites should bo nt this time appropriated.
This cut down the grand total to the mini
mum und gave to the cities virtually all that
they asked , since the appropriations for the
buildings could bo made later , and only that
for the sites could bo used immediately.
This argument was especially made applica
ble by the committee to Omaha , since it was
shown that action by the legislature is neces
sary before the title to the site can bo made
perfect. To all this , however , Mr. McShane
eiltercd a strong protest , and fought like a
tiger to secure the whole $1,500,000 in a lump.
There was , however , another complication
which came up against Mr. McShano in his
struggle for the adoption in the house com
mittee of the senate bill. ICunflks City and
Milwaukee , cities which have made splendid
showings by the returns of their gov
ernment reports , etc. , have had bills reported
from the senate committee making appropria
tions for sites and buildings to cost about as
much as the ono at Omaha. Yet the con
gressmen from these two cities did not ask
the house committee on public buildings und
grounds to adopt the senate bills as they
were reported. They simply asked tliat ap
propriations bo made at this tlmo for sites
and the sites at these two cities cost only half
as much as the one at Omaha. The commit
tee confronted Mr. McShano with this ques
tion : How comes it that you are the only
democrat demanding the full appropriation
for the site and building at one time when
the congressmen from Milwaukee and Kansas
City and New Orleans and other cities are
not only willing to accept at this tlmo
an appropriation for sites to cost
half as much as yours , but
are advocating the principle of
making this rule general. Upon the top of
this almost unanswerable interrogatory cams
the members from these districts und "cat-
hauled" Mr. McShano until ho was annoyed
beyond measure. Mr , McShane , however ,
made another pertinent reply to this ques
tion , when it was propounded by the full com
mittee , by saying ; "These men who uro ud-
vocating the appropriations only are not rep
resentatives of their constituents. They nro
simply congressmen. " In the face of ull this
Mr , McShauo still demanded the full appro
priation. The odds were against him und the
bill was reported with the amendment al
ready stated , Milwaukee is in the same
trouble. Senator Spoonor , of Wisconsin ,
who is a member of the senate committee on
public buildings and grounds , is in much the
same predicament that Mr. McShano Is.
Senator Spooner luiil hail his own i
bill , making an appropriation of $1,200,000 )
for n site und building nt Milwaukee ,
reported favorably from his committee und
when it cutno before the house committee the
representative from that district advocated
an amendment which made un appreciation
for the purchase of a site only. Air. Spo6ncr
Is consequently about us Indignant as Mr.
McShano. There is a difference , however ,
between the Omaha case nnd the Milwaukee ,
in that the senators from Nebraska are with
Mr , McShano in demanding the full appro
priation In ono bill. Success will likely bo
achieved when the bill goes to the conference
It was stated at the government printing
oftlco to-day that Cadet Taylor , of Omaha ,
was to boa willing witness for Publio Printer
Benedict in the 1 alter's approaching trial by
an investigating committee of the house , and
that ho would give testimony against the
management of the office under the lute Mr.
S. P. Hounds ,
Andrew Uleason , ono of the republican
delegates to the Chicago convention recently
selected in the District of Columbia , said to
day that ho intended to vote for Mr. Blaine
right along Just the same as if the letter of
withdrawal had not been written , Glcuson is
inclined to believe that Blaine is likely to bo
nominated In any event.
The nouso to-day passed the Dorsey bill
establishing places for holding United States
courts in iJcbraska , a full abstract of which
was published iu these dispatches a few days
ago.Mr. . Dorsey wont to the postmaster general
to-day und asked that the mail service on the
Fremont , Klkhorn & Missouri Valley rail
way bo doubled between Norfolk , Fremont
and Omaha so ns to have two instead of ono
mail route dally , The postmaster general
talked very favorably and the prospects are
that the request will bo grunted ,
' You slightly misquoted mo in your inter-
ucw ! on Monday in reference to the with
drawal of Mr. Blalne , " said Heprcsentutivc
Boutcllo , of Maine , to the BEE correspondent
' 'In making mo iuUrnatQ that Mr.
Blaine was In good health and that I had In
any way Influenced him in writing the letter
is not exactly what I wanted to say. Mr.
Blalnc's health la excolHat. I did not Intend
to say , cither , that the latter took him out of
the llnq of presidential t possibilities , or that
ho may bo nominated. The letter is simply n
complete release of all of Mr. Blalnc's sup-
l > orters and they are left to act free from all
obligation and every action in the past nnd ns
they wish. It docs not mean that his name
will not bo presented to the convention nt
Chicago , or that h would not bo the candi
date if nominated. It means that his name
will not bo presented upon his authority. My
attitude towards Mr. Blaine vand the presi
dency is Just the same now that it was before
the letter was written.
There has been n report in circulation hereto
to the effect that one "Ordway" Johnson , of
Dakota , who has been in Washington several
winters opposing the division and admission
of Dakota us a statfe , would bo appointed
commissioncrof the general land office. This
report seems almost Incredible , as Mr. John
son's record is not such as to commend him
to the people or make him fit for an ofllco of
responsibility or trust. But the rumors have
been that through Mr. Springer , of Illinois ,
with whom Johnson has been working in op
position to the admission of Dakota , ho had
prevailed upon the president to make him com
missioner of iHiblic lands.
I saw Mr. Springer tc > day and he told mo
that there was not a word of truth in the
story : that ho had not endorsed Mr. Johnson
for this office or for any other ; that ho had
written us strong a letter as ho could pen in
favor of Judge Browning , of Illinois , nnd had
repeatedly urged his name uixm the presi
dent. Ho was for Browning first , last und
all the time , and that his prospects wcro still
good. Ho had not heard that Mr. Johnson ,
of Dakota , was a candidate for commissioner
of public lands and did not believe It.
There seems to bo a fabrication somewhere
In this connection. Johnson went to ono of
his most Intimate friends hero almost a week
ago and told him that Secretary Vilas prom
ised him the land commlssioncrshlp ; that the
secretary hud spoken to the president ; that
Springer had strongly recommended the ni > -
pointuicnt not only to Vitas but to the pres
ident , and that the only thing in the way was
his inability to pledge immediate confirma
tion. Johnson asked this friend to see cer
tain senators notably Chairman Plumb , of
the committee on public lands and ascertain
if ho wduld report the nomination favorably
and early after it was sent in. Johnson
stated to this man , who came directly to mo
with the information , that the matter of ap
pointment was fixed beyond any pcrad-
venture of doubt with both Vilas and
the president , and that it would
bo made as soon as it could lie as
certained that the nomination V'ould
bo promptly confirmed by the senate. John
son seemed to doubt whether there could bo
that quick confirmation secured that the ad
ministration mndo a ceAitingency to his ap
pointment. Ho said that the administration
did not want any more delays in confirma
tions and no more tights over nominations ,
and that , above all , it must be arranged be
forehand , that there would be no delay In the
This afternoon I went to the house to see
Delegate Gifford , of Dakota , about Johnson's
standing in the territory. I found Mr. Gif
ford nnd ex-Dolcgato Pcttigrow , of Sioux
Falls , in the corridor near the house cham
ber. They wcro ulmoat taken off thofr feet
in amazement when Itold thorn that John
son , according to his own statement , was
picked out for the appointment to the land
ofllco commlhsioncrship , and said his appoint
ment would ruin the , administration in Da
kota , and , besides that , Johnson could not
bo confirmed.
Pennsylvanians hero say the republicans
in their state will beyond any .doubt have a
candidate for the presidential nomination
and it lies between George W. Childs and
Senator Don Cameron. , Senator Quay , it is
stated , will do all ho can to force Cameron to
the front , but Don does not want a presiden
tial boom or nomination. Quay , however ,
would like to shelve Cameron's influence in
the senate , and this ho can do by either elect
ing him president or securing the race.
Cameron is working for" Childs , who , al
though ho has declined to have his name
used for the nomination , can doubtless
bo persuaded to accept. Pennsylvania
does not intend going into the convention
with her fifty-four votes without some ono to
rally around as n single' man. It will not dote
to go to Chicago to scatter nnd fritter away
Its influence , nnd republican representatives
from the state , although refusing to say what
they ure likely to do , intimate that now that
James Bluinc is out of the way , only a man
from this state can hold the delegation to
gether. If Senator Quay cannot work it for
Cameron , the latter , it is said , will hold the
delegation for George W. Childs. Kepub-
licans outside the fetutc regard the natural
tendencies in the light Of a very formidable
boom for Mr. Chillis ,
Mr. McICinlcy , of Ohio , ono of the leading
members of the house committee on ways
and means , is making n quiet canvass of the
republicans in congress for the purpose of
gathering information to bo used in the for
mation of a republican tariff bill. A confer
ence is to bo held between the republicans of
the committee on ways nnd means and those
of the senate committee on finance with a
view to arriving at a general understanding
ns to what kind of a bill they shall pro
pose in opposition to the ono the majority
members of the ways und means committee
will soon introduce. A skeleton of the bill
Mr. McICinloy carries'around in his mind
and states to those with whom ho talks. It
reduces the taxes on tobacco $30,000,000 , on
brandy and whisky distillations 813,000,000
und makes reductions on wool and woolens
amounting to about $6,000,000 by accepting
the bill recently recommended by the con
vention of wool growers and wool dealers.
In round figures the bill Mr , McKlnloy lias
in mind makes reductions amounting to
$50,000,000. A number of republican
members from the central and western
states told him to-day that they could not
support the bill , us $43,000,000 , reductions
from the internal taxes nnd $0,000,000 from
the customs dues was in ill proportion. They
suggested that Mr. Kandall bo consulted nnd
u compromise made between the republican
and democratic protectionists , but Mr. Me-
Kinloy said ho wanted u republican measure ,
pure und simple.and that it was better to fail
with that kind of n bill than win with one
made by democratic puggcstions. Most of
the republicans want a reduction of the duty
on sugar , which McKlnloy opposes.
Ptnitv S. HEATH ,
Preparing an Ontibus mil.
WASHINGTON. , Feb. 3C , The committees on
territories to-day considered the questions
relating to the admission ns states , of Da
kota , Montana , Washington and New Mex
ico. It was decided tojformulato un omnibus
enabling act for the fopr territories , nnd the
preparation of a bill , was referred to a sub
committee consisting ttf'Mr. Springer , Man-
sur , Hayes , Strubel und Syuis. During the
session votes were . . { alien upon ordering
favorable reports upon Mr. Gilford's bill for
the the admission of South Dakota , and Mr.
Baker's bill looking Jo the recognition of
North Dakota as n state. The result in each
case was unfavorable tjo the bill.
A reK | > rtcr asked Delegate Gifford this
nftcrnoou what ho thought of the action of
the committee , and ho" replied : "So far as
my territory is concerned , it will bo highly
unsatisfactory to our ! ( icople. I don't care
anything about how many democratic
territories are brought into statehood , I urn
not concerned in the i > olltic.s involved ; I
want the division of Dnkotu first und state
hood secondly. If wo .cannot get division wo
don't want statehood. Division is the most
important and n majority of the house com
mittee on territories , knowing this , acts in
bad faith. I lmvcno idea that the om .rdbus .
bill will go through the senate. I hope iRt. "
Army Order. } .
WASHINGTON , Feb. 15. [ Special Tele
gram to the BKE. ] Captain William Man
ning , Twenty-third Infantry , granted three
months' leave , to take effect early In March ;
Captain Samuel S. Woodard , Tenth cavalry ,
granted further extension of leave for one
Hcnntor Davit * ' Kuccessor.
MiNNEiroua , Feb. 15. H. G. Kvans , of
Mlnnenpolis , has been elected member of the
national republican committee to succeed
Senator Davit.
No Obango In Party Attitude Blnco
the Session Commenced ,
The Crown Prlnco Attacked With
Severe CoitRniiiR and Passes A
BlecplcHH Night Cheered
With Congratulationi ) ,
A Week AYastrd.
ISS8 tin Jamet Uonlan Itennttt , ]
LONDON , Feb. 15. [ Now York Herald
Cable Special to the Ben. ] A week of
session nearly gone nnd where do we all
stand t Pretty much in the sumo position ns
before. Neither sldo shows any signs of
yielding. Gladstone Is still hopeful , but no
longer confident. Parnell is used to fighting
up hill nnd takes each day's work as It comes
with passive countenance. Thus far ho has
been present nt each sitting , watching every
thing closely and having his own way until
the fatal division bell rings , then to bo driven
back , only to begin again as if nothing had
If any politician desires to find a model of
cool , patient , dogged persistence , marching
on to Its end as inflexible as the dark fates ,
they cannot do better than to study Parnoll.
But how goes the bull generally ! I see
no sign of wavering in the mlnlstrial
ranks. .Look nt the first division. Ninety-
five majority iu a house moderately filled.
That tells the talc. A second division would
nvo led stronger. I believe that the mlllcn-
lum has arrived. Gladstone and Smith ,
Darnell and Balfour and the , whole body of
lonscrvatlvos and Parncllltes went iu the
same lobby nnd voted the same way. The
iolice must have trembled to sec so many
'ombustlblo ' elements brought together , yet
; 11 came out alive. The question at issue
vns only whether wo should recognize Ash
Wednesday by meeting two hours later than
sual. Parnoll talked silently , gloomily.
Through the conservative lobby Gladstone
limited cheerfully with Smith , and the con-
ending armies rested for n few minutes
inder n flag of truce , but soon they
i-cro at it again ns hard as
vcr , Colonel Suunderson , the "rollicking tory
rishman'bunging away at the Gladstonians ,
ircaking a head wherever ho could see- ono
, ud giving the discussion the true flavor of a
Donnybi-ook fair. When Saunderson is ouco
itarted away he goes like another Harry
Lorrequcr , upsetting everybody nndyotlenv-
ng his victims with a smile on their faces.
The Parnellites don't like his onslaughts , but
'orgive him , for Is ho not an Irishman after
ill and n good landlord ) Yet all this cut and
ihish business brings us "no forwarder. "
I told you several weeks ago that the local
government bill would prove the crux of the
cssion , and so It will. But my information ,
larefully obtained , now leads mo to bclicvo
hat Gladstone nnd Parnell may bo
mistaken In supposing that the gov
ernment will be upset or seriously
halt on on this measure. Leading liberal
unionists have already been made acquainted
with its main provisions and they agree that
.t is subject to minor modifications. ' This is
also remembered , if anybody desires to grasp
-ho whole situation , namely : That if the
ovcrnmcnt is beaten the unionists would
merely bo driven to their second line of do-
' 01190 and another government could and
would bo formed by Hurtingtou and Cham
berlain uniting their party with the con
servatives. Not until that was beaten would
Gladstone have his chance.
Such nro the facts before us. The bill will
perhaps array certain powerful Interests
against the ministry. Liquor licenses are to
bo transferred to a new elective governing
body. The arrangement is not likely to boone
ono of safety to either the temperance
party or publicans. Existing licenses
will bo no menace , but I believe the
bill insures that drinking houses shall not bo
closed without compensation to owners. If
there are three in a street and two are closed
the value of the third will bo proportionately
ncreased. The two will bo compensated ,
and the one left will bo better off than be
fore. The publicans will weigh the conside
ration that they have overturned strong
governments before to-day and Gladstonians
cncrnlly are rather relying on them to cap-
slzo Salisbury. They have been sounded ,
however , through leading brewers , and it is
thought that they can be made content. This
is the great question now advancing on us.
It is hard to tell you how it stands to-day , but
there may bo many possibilities of danger not
yet discovered. Gladstone regards this bill
as a rock on which the government will bo
wrecked * Ho does not credit the
theory that any tory measure for read
justing local nnd country rule can bo
satisfactory to anybody calling himself a
liberalist. If Chamberlin took this view nil
would bo over with the measure , but even
then the government might withdraw it nnd
decline to resign. Gladstone was strongly
advised to take that course with his homo
rule bill. If he had done so ho might be in
power to-day by having introduced and car
ried u modified measure. The fact remains
that both Gladstone and Parnoll firmly bo-
llovo that they will bo able to turn out the
ministry on its local government bill , ni
their experience is great. Obviously , there
fore , the new measure will have except lonu
importance to all who are deeply intercstci
iu the Irish question.
The Crown Prlnco Cou lis Consldorn
lily nnd Pansen n Sleepless Night.
[ CupyrtuM JSSS t > U Jnmct Unrilon llainttt.l
SAN UEMO , Feb. 15. [ Now York Herald
Cable Special to the BEE. ] The wcathe
is changeable , with frequent showers am
glimpses of sunshine. The crown princ
coughed considerably during the night and
had but little sleep. .He wrote letters to-da ;
und ute chicken and fish. Ho seems in gooc
spirits. The treatment of the larynx has no
been resumed. Dr. Thomas Evans nrrivci
to-day. Sir Morrell leaves Friday and re
turns in two weeks.
Owing to the advance of medical science
many theories which were in vogue twentj
five years ago no longer hold ground , A
that tlmo it was supposed that little cells wer
characteristic of cancer. Now , however , th
best pathologists maintain that there is no
such a thing as a cancer cell. The supposei
cancer cells of former days wcro , in fact
altered epithelium. It was discoverci
twenty years ago thatt in cancc
certain nest cells were frequently foum
which were made up in u peculiar way of ono
cell covering the other like layers of nn
onion , from which they derived their name
in German as zwiebeln onlqn cells. In the
lust ten years It was discovered that these
cells were found in the offensive
nnd somewhat disfiguring wart which
Is common on schoolboys' hands
and in the disagreeable' corn which effects
, nll sorts nnd conditions of men. However ,
botlj in warts and corns , and iu other so-
called benign formations , these nest cells nro
only found In the superficial layers of time.
n cancer , on the other hand , they appear in
ho deeper narts. In Virchow's recent re-
iort he especially mentions that no nest cells
ould bo discovered In the deeper layers of
he tissue , but only in the most superficial ,
? hcsc cells , to bo typical of cancer , should
not only bo deeply placed , but should also bo
ituated In a rind of flcshwork that Is in
ncshcrs , which ts called the alveolar struc-
uro. The position of nest cells jn this
Ivcnlar structure is pointed out by
-Tlrcho\Y - to bo characteristic of cancer.
n tils celebrated lecture on diseased tumors
' mentions in his assldos cxamtnn-
lens his not being able to find any alvoalar
tructuro In the crown prince's throat.
At the desire of the crown prince Sir Mor
el 1 lias made a report In which ho lias re-
narked that in the present stage of science
10 is unable to ufllrm the existence of any
other disease In the case of the crown prlnco
ban chronic Intcrestlal Inflammation of the
arynx combined with pcrlchondritls , and
also states that as far back an July of last
car he warned several members of the
rown prince's family that the danger ho
most drendciiwas probably pcrlchondrltis at
a future date. It seemed that ho was dubl-
usly reserved , although he knows In his
own mind what would occur. Ho knows
more about the feature than ho cares to men-
ion to his colleagues or correspondents.
The crown prince sends by Sir Morrell to
ono of his daughters some beautiful and un
usually largo violets.
The Free Masons Lodge of Antiquity of
England have sent a document to the crown
irinco from the head of the Free Masons In
America congratulating him on his hriprovcd
ondltlon with sympathyforthecrown princess
vhoso great uncle , the duke of Essex , and
icr brother , the duke of Albany , wcro mas
ters for many years. Sir Morrell McKcnzlo
vas officially requested to deliver the docu
ment nnd ho presented ut the same time his
own Masonic credentials.
The young princess , Prince Henry and the
jranil duke of Hcsso were In the purade of
.ho battle of flowers.
Preparations are being made to receive the
rinco of Wales , who arrived last evening at
Cannes and is expected in a day or two here.
A London Paper Gives Sllppi-ry Joe
n IllK Dab of Taffy.
[ CowirtvM Iffts liv Jaincf Gmtlonicniicft.1
LONDON , Feb. ID. [ New York Herald
Cable Special to the tJni : . ] The Standard
devotes its lender to the fisheries treaty nnd
: n the course of it observes : "Wo gladly an
nounce that the new fisheries treaty was
signed at Washington lust evening. Mr.
hnuibcrlaln , who has carried through the
negotiations on behalf of this country with
great tact and patience , thus
wrings his mission to a satisfactory
close. It detracts nothing from the import
ance of the fact to admit that our envoy owes
much of his success to his personal qualities.
Mr. Chamberlain's tact , knowledge , courtesy
and quick intelligence speedily gained for
liiin the confidence of leading men in
both countries. It Is n common character
istic among all our western kinsmen to
set great , perhaps an exaggerated value , on
intellectual ability. A clover man is now
ticrc more appreciated than In North Amer
ica , and his1 worst enemies will hardly
deny that Mr. Chamberlain is a clever
num. This the Americans were quick to
perceive. They saw that the chief fishery
commissioner , besides being shrewd , quick
witted nnd alert , was honestly eager
to do justice on all sides , and the result is
that ho seems to have acquired the confi
dence of the disputants between whom ho
hud to mediate with a success rare in such
cases. It must , as we have said , have re
quired no small degree of patience nnd good
temper nnd persuasive skill to bring about
nn agreement between two parties ,
both of whom were so thoroughly
convinced of the Justice of their own claim.
The details of the treaty have not yet been
made known , but that there have been
mutual concessions wo can easily believe ,
but , though the treaty has been signed , it has
yet to bo approved. On our part wo believe
no fresh diulculty will arise , but the attitude
of the American senate seems to bo n little
doubtful , whether the treaty is finally
approved or not. The negotiations for it
have done much to improve the mutual rela
tions of an empire , a colony and a republic
and the English commissioners may bo
heartily congratulated on the work they have
accomplished. "
The otht-r journals are as yet silent.
In the Commons ,
LONDON , Fob. 15. The debate on the ad
dress in reply to the queen's speech was
resumed in the commons to-day by John
Ellis , liberal , who supported Purncll's
amendment to the address. Ho denied that
the decrease in crime in Ireland was owing
to the crimes net , and asserted that the
returns submitted by the government to
support that claim wcro valueless , inso
much as they failed to mvo details
which would enable identification of any of
the cases they cited. Ho condemned the
action of the Irish magistrates , many of
whom , ho said , were unqualified for the po
sitions they occupied , while others had been
guilty of nrbitrary conduct. Ho mentioned
cases of ono magistrate who had declared ho
was acting under government orders , and
refused to give any other reason for a de
cision ho had rendered.
DUIIUN , Feb. 15. Douglas Pyno , mem
ber of parliament for West Watcrford ,
who was arrested in London and brought to
Ireland , was tried to-day on the charge of
inciting resistance to bailiffs and sentenced
to thrco months' imprisonment , without hard
labor. Notice of apiwal wus given.
The administration of the crimes uct recked
with petty malignity and calculated tyranny ,
The national leuguoho dBclarcdwus stronger
than ever und the spirit of the Irish people
remained unbroken ,
Colonel King Hurman , conservative , urged
that the events of the past few months
showed that the league was losing power.
Herbert Gladstone , liberal , taunted the
government with the utter failure of their
attempts to prevent the progress of the plan
of campaign or suppress thn league.
On motion of William O'Brien , the debate
adjourned. _
IK'hrazza In IlH rncc.
{ CnpurluM IhfS liyJitmr * ( Ionian llcitnelt.\ \
PAIIIS , Feb. 15. f New York Herald Cable
Special to the Bi-i'.l Dobruz/a reached Paris
to-day , and It is not likely that ho will over
return to the Congo In an official rapacity.
Tno colonial department is very bitter against
him. It lias received several complaints from
members of his mission charging him with
working less for Franco , than with personal
and ambitious objects and licensing him of
having recklessly squandered the funds en
trusted to Irlm , besides pledging the stnto n
great expenditure , for which there Is Uttlo
prospect of getting any return.
Fire Near the Louvre.
[ CwurfoM IMS l > u .Inmti ( Inriiw llennttt. ]
PAitift , Feb. 15. ( Now York Herald Cable
Special to the Bic. : ] The central poultry
market liallu near the Louvre ure burning.
Tho. llVu begun at.l p. m. , '
Oars Fall From a Railroad Bridge
Near Dubuquo.
Thrro Pays Will He Itoqiilrcd to Clear
Awny the Wreck The Alll-
eon Ilonm Increases
Iowa Nt\vs.
Foil From the Bridge. t
DunvquR , In. , Feb. 15. [ Special Telegram "vP
to the BEK. ] An accident to a freight train - yon
on the Chicago , St. Paul < fe'KntiRni City roll- " *
road occurred this morning nt Apple river
bridge. A ear was derailed and the train "
separated. Five cars wcro thrown In ttio
river from the bridge and ono man , Barney
Donnely , was killed. A portion of the bridge
fell and It will take two or thrco days to )
make the road passable.
Thrown Under the Wheels.
DUAVQUI : , la. , Feb. 15. [ Special Telegram
to the BEB.J An old man named Kirk , residing - t
siding in this city was walking along the
track of the Milwaukee road this evening
when ho was struck by a piece of timber pro
jecting from a car on n passing train. Ho , '
was thrown under the wheels uud instantly t
killed. -j
Alltaon'n Boom Growing.
DBS MoiNnti , Iu. , Feb. 15. [ Special Telegram - '
gram to. the BEE. ] The republican stnta '
central committee met hero to-day. All
districts of the state wore represented ex
cept the Third nnd the Eleventh. The com
mittee decided In order to secure n large and
enthusiastic convention nnd further the in- J
tcrcsts of Iowa that all district delegates to
the national convention should bo selected nt
the time of the state convention when the ,
delegates nt largo nro chosen. Each district
will select its own delegates , but Instead of
holding the convention for that purpose
within the district it will bo held hero wheu
the state convention meets , so that Iowa's
twenty-six delegates will bo chosen on the :
name day here at DCS Molnes. The main > .
epic dlscussscd WUH the presidential qucs-
ion. The committee is unanimous und en-
huslnstiu for Allison. They want nn early
onvention , the sooner the better , und they
iroposo to give him the benefit of a rousing
ndorsciiicnt at the earliest possible moment.
A number of leading republicans conferred '
with the committee and the general ecutl- |
uent of the state , as reported by them , was 'i :
n favor of presenting Allison's name ut once
nnd making a fight to win , Iowa will come
up with 00,000 republicans solid for Its fav-
irito senator. The date of the convention
vill bo fixed to-morrow.
Iowa Railroad Valuation.
Dr.s MOINES , la. , Feb. 15. The railroad
lommissloucrs to-day handed Governor Lar-
abeo their report on the valuation of rail
roads. Iu the detail reports of several roads
ho blank for the Item of "present cash
value , " in many cases , was not filled , Tie
csponsibility of fixing the value was
bus thrown upon the commissioners and . ,
, hey adopt two plans for jr basis for * , (
making estimates. Tlia valuation on the * J
lasls of the quotations of railroads whoso |
stocks and bonds were actively quoted during <
the year 1880 was as follows : B. C. K. & N. , i'tl
10,839 ; Central Iowa , (10,241 ; C. B , ft , Q. , *
M2,71ti ; C. , M. & St. Pnul-mC52 ; C. &N.
W. * M.KiO , ; C. , U. I. & P. , $70,999 : K. & D.
M. , f 18,788 ; C. , St. P. , M. & O. , $42,010.
The valuation of roads per mile
on the basis of the net earnings for
: ho year ending June ! 10 , 1887 , . won :
B. , C. U. & N. , $15,570 ; C. I. , * 4,253 ; C. B. &
Q. , (53,530 ; C. II. & K. C. , (7,5' ; C. M. &
St. Paul , * 20,02ri ; C. & N. W. , (15,740 ; C. It
I. & P. , (58'JM ; K. & D. M. , * ti.K : : < 3 : C. , St.
P. , M. & O. , tl,4S4 : C. , St. P. & K. O. ,
(14,707 ; M. & N. W. , (12,833 ; I. N. , $10,185 ;
M. & St. L. , $12.838. The following
is the assessed valuation of the ex
ecutive council rciMirt of March 7 , 18871
The assessment was made on the basis of
about 20 dor cent of the statute and four
times the figures given below would give the
value as per this method of computation : * J
St. L. . K. & N. W. , W. , St. L. & P. , C. , M. „ ' )
& A. . M. C. & Ft. D. , C. & St. L. , each 5
Cl.OOO ; the B. & W. , D. M' O. & S. , Ft. M.
& N. W. , St. L. , D. M. & N. , each $1,000.
The Iowa IiCKiHlnturc.
DBS MOISES , Feb. 15. The senate railroad
committee will recommend favorably the
passage of the Young 2-ccnt fare bill. Ill
provides that all railroad corporations ac
cording to the classification prescribed by the , * ,1
Fifteenth general assembly , bo limited to 8
compensation , for persons with ordinary
baggage , us follows : Class A , 2 cents ; B 2l
cents ; C , 3 cents ; also the Finn bill
defining the duties of railroad commissioners
authorizing them to make a schedule of max
imum freight rates ; the Swcnoy bill to reir-
ulato commerce by railroads in Iowa , and v
applying the principles of the inter-state law. 'I
The Swcney bill cuts off free transportation 'J
except to employes traveling on business for "
the road , covers the long nnd short haul fea
ture and provides for the Interchange of
traffic und cars.
The committee also favor the districting
of the state for the purpose of electing rail
way commissioners.
The house railroad bills have been made
the special order next Tuesday. Ono fixes
the schedule of maximum freight charges
nnd makes u classification of freight. The $
other embodies the principles of the inter- . *
stnte commerce law and empowers and di
rects commissioneis to muko u schedule of
priinu-fucio reasonable rules.
Ono or Ht. John'H Kchemea.
DES MOINES , Iu. , Feb. 15. ISpecial Tele
gram to the Bi'.n.l Prof , Fellows , late of
the statp university nnd now president of the
state temperance alliance , has secured notice
from the national prohibition committee that
the St. John party nro preparing to move
upon Iowa und orjjanbo a third party move
ment here. Mr. Dickie , the successor of
Chairman Finch , is to visit tills state in
March , but he will meet with a very cool re
ception. Iowa prohibitionists nro very mad
nt this putsldo attempt to divide the repub
lican party and say that after all that has
been done for prohibition in this state it is
rank Impudence to try to work In a St. John
party now.
Powell Ilnx a Hearing.
MASON CITV , In. , Feb. 15. [ Special Tele
gram to the BKE. ] A. F. Powell , the sup
posed cattle swindler , had u hearing this
afternoon , but nothing new was developed
nnd the case was continued. He in twenty-
two years of ugo und lias Iwen engaged In
buying stock for ten years , o ] > eri\tliig In
every htuto und territory west of Chicago.
Ho has been under arrest several time's , but
never served a sentence. His wife chuiircs ,
In her prayer for divorce , that his mind Is
affected nnd many here now believe tha
charges true.
IIin Head Crushed.
CCIIAII UAI-JDS , Feb. 15.- [ Special Tele
gram to the HKK. ] S. B. Boll , drayman ,
while unloading n piano this afternoon , met
with an accident whereby ho waa instantly
killed , hi * head being crushed by thn instru
ment falling on It , Ho was twenty-eight
years old. He leaves a wife.
Jay Leaven Malta.
{ Ctiv'jt tijlit iSSJIiuJamtt ( ! wdun Hc-tmdt.1
MU-M , l"cb. 15. ( New York Hoi aid
C.vbloSpecial to the BEIS. ] The yacht At
lanta , owned by Jay Gould , sailed to-Coy f V
| Ik-rbcrisse. . , .