Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, February 19, 1888, Page 2, Image 2
w ? r $ irw"R ) < ! K ' DAILY ? FEBRUARY 19. ,188& TWELVE PAGES t , ho Houoo Oommlttoo May Not i. Report For Three Weeks. . I. t JTILLMAN'S CHANGE OF HEART. tfh. . _ fUtonlnhcd at the Corrupt and Tymfi nical Practices oft lie Horn ! Ing Cor poration * Buimot Cox After Chair m nn Springer's Hcnlp. v Tnrdjr Ilcfiirmer * . * ' s WASHINGTON DUIIEAU THE OMAHA HUB , I F 7:1 : . 51B FouirntBNTn STRUCT , V ? ' / WASHINGTON. D. C. , Feb. 13.1 * * , lM Neither house of congress was in session . Jto-day. To the surprise of almost everybody /'iho lower brunch adjourned on yesterday till Monday , notwithstanding the fuel that to-day was mudo n special order for the committee on foreign nITulrs. The house seems to delight - light in doing nothing. The tariff bills delay everything In the house continues to wall for the tariff bill. There was a report current to-day that Chairman Miller had said that the bill would bo laid before the committee on ways nnd means in time for its report to the house nt the end of next week , but I made diligent Inquiry among the democratic members - , bors of the committee and learned thnt It ftvpuld surprise them if the measure reached the house before the 1st of March ; that in point of fact the bill may not bo completed lor three weeks and the democrats of the committee , who are compiling the measure , continue to make slow progress nnd to hnvo heated discussions nt times. It took a good tnany days of wrangling to dccldo that free wool should head the bill. Then the sugar question cnmo as the most serious bono of contention which arose. It had not yet been definitely decided what notion will bo taken on this subject , although it is generally un derstood that a reduction of duty amounting to 20 or 25 per cent will bo proposed. There have been very few things definitely passed Upon In the bill nnd It will bo subjected to "Very wldo revision. WHAT NKIIIIASKA'H STATESMEN AIIB DOING. Senator Paddock was busy in ills' commit tee room all day preparing data nnd sluto- kncnts in support of his bill providing for buildings for imstoftlocs In small cities. Senator Mnndcrson was also at work in his committee room on measures of a various Character. Representative McShano was on the floor j Of the house n part of the tlmo engaged In bo- r half of his Omnho building bill. Ho Is confi- fe" flent thnt ho will bo successful in getting the full umount appropriated when the bill is Bent to the conferencecommittee. . SHOWING UP COlllttll'T COIU'OIIATIOXS. Groups of members wore gathered to-day In committee rooms and on the lounges around the floor of the house discussing various meas ures and the outlook for the coming week. There is nothing in view of great Interest. fcfaxt week the committee designated for tha puri > ese will begin the Investigation into the Affairs of the government printing ofllco and trusts. Considerable comment was made -upon the ) change of attitude assumed by Chairman Tillman , of the comniittca which Went to Philadelphia this week to investigate the Heading railroad strikes. Mr. Tillman Was , as I stated some tlmo ago , at first very much opposed to the in vestigation and especially to congressional Interference in such matters. Ho did hot think that the strikers were in the right tnd some surprise was expressed to-day that ho should.Imvo turned HO positively against the corporation ho is investigating. Mr. Till tnan had , however , a chnngca > f heart before ho leftrhoro for Philadelphia with the com- rnittco. Ho WHS greatly astonished to learn that there was an avocation tax levied in Pennsylvania amounting to about $100 a year Upon coal miners nnd laborers and very greatly amazed to leuni that in many In- li'Btanccs these taxes were not paid to state col lectors but to the railroad and mining com pany which turned them over to the collec tors und charged the men who paid thorn 2 per cent extra. This wns n revolution to Till- tnnn which he had never heard of in South Carolina or anywhere else , nnd ho at once became opposed to corporations. These who talked with him Just before his departure Vrero not nt all surprised to read of his seVere - Vero comments upon tha nction of the corjwr- btlons nnd his tendency to press the officials ' ' ( or nn exposure of their tyrnncnlJcorrupt am hboinlnablo practice. It is believed now that Iho work of the committee will bo very t'rult- , * ul nnd that It will expose a very reprchcnsl utrio condition of affairs among the laborers In Pennsylvania und that it will lead to import- nut legislation In congress. cox "LAYING FOR" Hi'iiiNann. Sunset Cox threatens to Hay Chairman * T3prlnger , of the committee ou territories as Boon as the omnibus bill , which admits to statehood Now MexlcoWashlngton , Montana pntl Dakota territories , conies before the house , Mr. Cox has resigned his position on that committee so that ho can act inde pendently und. as much as ho dislikes ( Springer personally the affair Is expected to ( Bow at high tldo when this bill nnd oVfrcrs rfrpm the committee come up for passage. Cox ( s to bo the leader of the democratic aide of the opposition tO'that portion of the bill vrhluh admits Dakota to statehood as a whole. Hi ) bus made Investigation and says ho ilnds i-i largo majority of the people there want a division of the territory and the admission to Btatehood of the southern half. Ho says ho does not care about the politics involved in It kind thnt he shall therefore vote for the wishes of the majority. Several democrats Bald to-day that they would not bo surprised to see n largo number go over from their side to the republicans and the bill passed so ns to divide Dakota and mnkq.u state of the south ern half of it as the conventions out there . had requested nnd the people demanded. iV Representative McSlmnc said to-uight that ho would vote for the division of Dakota on un cast and west line nnd the admission of jstho southern half to statehood ns requested by the majority of the voters in the territory. Mr. McShauo says Unit the question is one of Justice nnd pleasing to the largest number of people In the territory nnd thnt politics ehould not bo permitted to enter into the case. This announcement will give the Omaha representative additional strength hero nnd throughout the country. Mr. linker , of New York , who Is a member of the house committee ou territories , tells ijno that Chalrmiui Springer has promised c that n fair vote shall be hud In the house on the Uukcr bill to divide Dakota und admit the southern half to statehood. It will , iu nil , probability , bo passed If such n vote Is taken , ' iind there is no que'stiou about its success m the senate. 1IY VOTES AT THE POLLS. The debate U expected to bo very exciting nnd its result to imitate In a measure that of the Lowrey-Whlto contested election from Jndlano recently. The senate will demand a division of Dakota nnd there are nt least two democrats In that body who nro pledged to BUPirart division und admission of the southern half to statehood. MltS. lllTTENIHNnEH AND PIlOlliniTION. A hearing was to-day granted by the sen ate committee on the District of Columbia to these who wanted to tulle pro nnd con on the bill providing for prohibition in the District of Columbia. The room was full of i > eoplo , mostly women. Among these who spoke for prohibition nt the national capital was Mrs. liittcnbander of Nebraska , representing the Christian Temperance union. Mrs. Bitten- bnnder , ns a part of her argument , read an article ou the subject of prohibition written by Senator Ingulls und which appeared Jn the Chautuuqunn. In this article the senator set forth tbo merits and the defects of prohibition aa exemplified * in Kansas. In that article the senator as- Bcrtad that not a single dram shop was open In Kansas from the Missouri to Colorado ; thut I'vrlnlo liquor was clandestinely conveyed Into the state the condition of the jxjoplo of Kau nas was much. more prosperous ; they were inoro contented ; debts wore more promptly paid and no financial disasters had resulted from prohibition. The rending of this very emphatic endorsement of prohibition from Senator Ingulls , who is chairman of tho. com- jnltteo before which the arguments were being board , elicited applause from tic | Jwliea present and the lady speaker thanked the senator for the aid ho had thus Riven the cause she labored for. TUB llMOOH TtO NATIONAL COMMITTER. At Willard's ' hall on next Wednesday morning the National Democratic Commit tee will meet to ngrco upon a place and the date for holding iho nominating convention. San Francisco , Chicago , St. Louis nnd New York will have advocates hero for the con vention. The first named city is making rapid strides in public favor ana it bcu'ins to look llko it would got It. There Is a reimrt current that Governor Hill's friends are trying to have the convention hold In New York. rOHKION PENSION'S. Thcro nro now almost ton thousand persons who live In foreign countries who receive pensions from the government. All are paid through the pension ngcncy In this district by International money order. Most of them live in Canada. A Japanese woman , the wife of a deceased seaman , is among the foreigners who receive pensions. She signs the vouchers In Japanese characters. Among these who get their pensions , hero are Gen erals Edward Healo , John C. Fremont , Crocker , Shcnck , Powell nnd Black. Repre sentatives Laird , Houk nnd Grosvcrner nnd Assistant Lund Commissioner Stockslngcr. Pr.nni S. HEATH. Nebraska and Iowa Pensions. WASHINGTON , Fob. IS.-'fSpcclul Telegram to the HHK.I The following pensions were Issued to-day : Pensions for Nebraskans : In crease .Joseph Frederick , Hulo ; Zlna Nor ton , Indinnola ; Hansom Shores , Exeter ; Jo- slah W. Snider , Arapnhoo. Uclssuo Whlta- ker Jnync , Cambbcll ; Munford J. Street , deceased ceased , JWlnnobugo , endlng Tuly 4 , 1831 ; John li. Ducy , Filloy. Increase Albert Wiker , Nonpareil ; Hiram W. Goble , Guide Hock ; Johnson Lidgard , Lincoln ; Ira Uankson , Davenport ; William A. Young , Hubbcl ; Har vey G. French , insane , . Blair ; Cornelius S. Wymoro , Liberty. Kclssue Adam W. Zim merman , Gibbon. Pensions for lowuns : Original invalid Leonard W. Southern , Fonda ; Anderson D. Acheson , Ains worth ; Htrnm Lucas , What Cheer ; Hansom H. Bronnenstul , Crcston ; Charles E. Gregg , Marion ; Thomas L. David son , DCS Mnincs. Increase Gcorgo I. Covert - ort , Ccdcr Rapids ; . Henry Stoddard , Lanioni ; John Frey , Guison ; John Lave , Huwlcyvillo ; Isaac Huffman , Fairtlcld ; John C. McFahr- Idge , Iconerlm ; James Wolf , Mt. Auburn , Samuel II. Horsey , Crotou ; Cyrus B. Noble , Ottumwn ; James M. Mathtes , Farmlngton ; Wnld Ford , Cedar Falls ; William H. West , Ottumwa ; Sacker Wyntt. Locey ; Rudolph 'Mlnger , Guttenberg ( William II. Burns , North English ; John D. Chambers , Boons- bore ; George Hoffman , Ft. Meri dian ; William M. Winning , Bedford ; David G. Lytlo. Newton ; Thomas Barr , Shcllsburgh ; Robert D. Hodman , Musca- tlno ; Joseph F. Hunker , Pleasant villo ; Charles P. Collins , Charles City ; Gcorgo Suntleld , Wlnterset. Origldal widows- Maria , widow of John Parish , N" uaOrig - nal invalid Charles W. Taylor. Keokuk ; Chancy Niel , Millersburgh ; Jonathan Curtis , Sioux City ; Willurd M. Welshcr , Mount Ayr ; John Snodgrnss , iSmoltno. Increase Thomas. ! . Wright , Jr. , DeSoto : Wlilluui E. Brown , Unionvillo ; Allen N. Bennt , Fair- bunk ; William H. Shnfer. Zearing : Daniel Ross , Iowa City ; William B. Weaver , Boone ; James Robinson , Lucas ; John Holmes ; Grin- neil ; George T.Cass , Dakotah ; James McDcr- mott , Charlotte ; Richard B. Moraln , Perry ; Robert L. Littlebridgo , Rockwell ; William Westphal , Fort Madison ; Ottis Dean , Alca- dla ; Benjamin F. Yutes Bulo ; Joseph A. Hill , Warsaw ; Thomas W. Mitchell , lias- sett ; John Fox , Council Bluffs ; George W. Hustod , Mnrengo ; James Deal , Ida Grove ; William M. Burrows , Gravity ! William Bix- lor. Quiucy ; Lilburn Johnson , Llncvlllo. Relssuo Christian Turner , Fairfleld. Origi nal , ( widows , etc. , ) Caroline , widow of John R. Gibson , Falrfluld ; Abbio E. , widow of Baron H. Crane , Mt. Jackson. * THE MOTIONOVKRRUIJED. Ruddlck Decides That BillIngs - Ings Can Get Justice at AVavcrly. WAVEULV , la. , Fob. 18. [ Special Tele gram to thq BEE. ] This morning Judge Hud- dick overruled the motion * for a change of venue in tho.Billirigs , murder case , holding that as to himself his state of mind was such that ho could preside ut the trial and deal out vcnhandcd Justice , also that from the ua- uro of the showing made by counsel for the late ho was sntisfled that the case can bo rled In Waverly and Justice done Billings. iU Billings' request u special term of the dis- , rict court will bo held hero for the trial f the case beginning April 3. The defense procured- number of nftldavits to prove that Billings could not get n fair trial In either Breiner , Butler or Floyd counties. The state was compelled to do the same nnd in the county of Brcmcr ; ilono 575 peed men from various parts thereof made oath before notaries public that such Is not tho.cnso . in Bremcr and similar showings were produced from tno citizens of the other two counties in largo numbers. Able arguments were made before the court by the attorneys for the state , Messrs. Dawson & Ellis and for the defense by Mr. Eaton. Child Renters Found Guilty. CENTEHVIM.E , la. , Fqb. 18. [ Special Tele gram to the UKK. ] The most Interesting and .mportant case that has been docketed for some time has Just been finished before his honor Judge Stuart. It Is the cuso of the stnte vs Mr. nnd Mrs , Harvey Morkloy for assault with intent to commit murder on the person of a little ten-year-old girl which they had adopted. Both were found guilty. From the testimony of several witnesses It appears that the child , has been treated In a horrible manner. Sores nro to bo found nil over Its body , which .wero caused by burning with a hot iron nnd .beating with sticks and straps. The child's own testimony is a strong proof of the many different modes of torture that she hud to bear. The case was commenced the first of the week , nnd the Jury returned a verdict nt 10 o'clock this evening. The court room has been crowded all the week. A grcut deal of public Interest and sympathy has been worked up In favor of the little girl. Tbo defense made a motion for n now trial which was overruled , nnd both defendants were sentenced to the peni tentiary for flvo years each. They will appeal. _ Moro Liquor -Houses Closed. Sioux CITY , In. , Feb. IS. ( Special Tele gram to the BEE. ] The Law and Order league to-day began putting the finishing touches on the war on the whisky. The entire - tire stocks of the wholesale liquor houses of Ressglcu & Lerch wcro seized by the sheriff this afternoon. These nro the only remain ing liquor houses. From them the few sur viving holes-in-tho-wall were supplied. These houses were operated under permits granted by the board of supervisors to sell for certain legal purposes. The Law & Order league claims to have abundant evidence to show gross violations of the law and indiscriminate selling for Illegal purposes , so the stocks which 'havo been seized will bo confiscated nnd destroyed. Moreover the violation of law works forfeiture of | > crniits nnd permanent injunctions will Issue against the places ns nuisances. There Is ono other .liquor house , that of Joe Marks , but ho is only doing out his stock nnd ho is allowed by the league to do this only under heavy bonds to go out of the business on the 1st of May. Entirely Too Sensational. DES Moisus , la. , Fob. IS. ( Special Tola- grnmtothoBEi : . ! It Is reported hero late to-night that the Colfasc Sensation , a weekly society paper , has been refused admission to the malls by the jxstmaster general. It was devoted to personalities about prominent people iu a very brood und reckless manner and sharply assailed members of the legisla ture. Broke Ills Neck. CALLIOPE , Iu. , Fob. 18. [ Special Telegram to the BKK. ] While Peter L. Edwards , a farmer living n few miles west of hero in Dakota , was working with a corn shelter to-day the tumbling rod became detached and struck him on the ncpk , breaking it and kill ing him instantly. Found Guilty of Murder. Los ASOKLKS. Cm. , Fab. 18. Frederick Auschlug , who murdered Charles B. Hitch cock und wife near Santa Ana January 24 , wns to-day found guilty of niurder'lutho flral dcgreO. , , THE RUSHViLlE FRATRICIDE , A Oold-Bloodod Orlmo Almost Without a ParalleL A STRUGGLE WITH THE MURDERER After Kilting Ills Brother Ho Attempt * the Ijtfo of Another Man A Suicide at Wnhoo Htato News. The Itashvlllo Murder. Rcsnvit.i.K , Nob. , Feb. 18. [ Special to the UKK. ] Early on Mnndity morning , January 80 , a murder ot the moat atrocious and re volting character was committed about fifteen miles northwest of this place ou White Clay crock In this county. John Carter , the murderer and Thomas Carter , his victim , are brothers. The former Is a homesteader and married ; the latter a prompter and single , Tbqir claims" are In the Pine Ultimo country nnd Imvo.on them mord.or less of plno timber. John haying no team was in debt to Tom for thu use of his. On the day previous to the tragedy Tom culled on his brother to scctfro his help the next day nt cutting timber , the effort ending In a failure and on angry disagreement , whereupon ono C. W. Wlnklo was engage Instead , and the work of felling trees was together commenced by them at day-break the following morning. They had barely begun when John with his axe ap | > carcd on the scene , which was on the steep side of a ravine , remarking ns ho tip- preached , "You've got to work pretty early this morning 1" A scaffold being necessary about the trco to bo felled , Tom and his assistant were busy thereat , the latter being some flftcen feet feet below the former , cutting material with his back toward the other men , when at tracted by some nolso he turned to look nnd saw nt ono glance Thomas Carter lying deaden on the ground , and close behind htm John Carter with raised axe. "You , I will kill you , too , " ho exclaimed , and started for Winkle. Quick as a flash Wiuklo whirled round a tree , close to which ho Was standing , and 'at tempted to escape by leaping down the .steep nnd rocky declivity. His flight was unfort unately Interrupted by three fulls , In which ho fractured three ribs. Carter was in close pursuit , and the two reached the bottom of the canyon together. At this point ensued a struggle for the possession of the uplifted axe , which Wlnklo then saw was covered with blood nnd hair , as ho quickly grabbed hold of its'handlo with both hands and wrestled with his antagonist. Hcing a man of good muscle and calculation , as he pushed and pulled with his enemy , he , by artfully turning quickly to ono side as tnu former was making a vigorous push , succeeded In flinging him unexpectedly around nnd down squarely on his back. Im proving the opjMjrtunity thus offered ho mndo good his escape. Hastening to Tom's stable he mounted a horse and alarmed the neighbors who gathered as soon as possible and surrounded the murderer's house , who meanwhile had gone home , washed the blood oft his axe , hid it in the pig pen and then busied himself about his residence , making no effort to escape. The body of the dead man was brought to Rushvillo. The axe had apparently been sunk to IU eye cross-wise , almost completely cutting the skull in two. Death must have been instantaneous. Lynching was talked of but it was finally decided to leave the murderer in the hands of the law. Sheriff Hoscncranz was immedi ately notified and arrested Carter in his own house about 3 p. m. the same day. The legal forms usual in such cases have been gone through with and the criminal now waits in : he county jail the action of the April term of , ho district court. Carter'is an Englishman b'y birth and came ivest from Ohio. H9 is about thirty-tlvo , years old , about ll i feet eight inches'high , with light sandy hair , andJienrd j id com- lexion to match. 'Ho"Is"strongly builr/with remarkably thick neck. Ho has the repii- .atlon of being a quarrelsome , domineering Mid dangerous man. By the Hope Route. WAIIOO , Neb. , Feb. 18. [ Special to the BnE. ] August Anderson , n farmer living .wo miles northeast of Mead , hung himself , hls morning. Ho was u woll-to-do citizen , fifty years old , and leaves a wife and several hiltlrcn. No cause is known for his act. Nebraska CltyVPnrk. NBDIUSKA CITV , Neb. , Feb. 18. [ Special Telegram to the 13r.E , | G. W. Treat , us agent "or J. Sterling Morton , io-dav purchased ; ho Fulton tract of school land nnd will donate it to the city. It will make the hand- lOmest park in the state. AFRAID OK HIS RECORD. A Prominent Denver Man Takes Ills Lilfo to Escape Disgrace. DBXVEU. Colo. , Feb. 18. [ SpecialTelegram to the UEB. ] L. T. Lindsay , head clerk in ono of the departments of the United States .and ofllco hero , committed suicide at his real donee No. 2323 Curtis street late last night by swallowingtwo ounces of laudanum and lien cutting his throat with a razor. Ho left his desk at the land office at 2 o'clock and did not return. His son , who Is also employed there , fearing that something had happened to his father went In search of him and late in the evening discovered the object of his search lying face down on a pile of coal In the collar of his house an empty laudanum bo'ttlo and razor lying beside him and his throat cut from ear to ear. The do ; cased was once a very wealthy man in Ten lessee but lately lost his property whlcli ins greatly dlsprcsscd him" . Last night the only reason given for tho'nct by his family and friends ' was despondency caused by financial'trouble , but to-day It is learned that ho was short In his accounts ana his Inability to replace the money forced him to suicide. An examination of his books was commenced yesterday afternoon nnd after a brief scarcl a shortage of about $400 was found in onn lump. Lindsay was very much taken back at tills development nnd said ho would go out and fix the matter up and then return , but ho never came back to the ofllco after this. To day further examination was made into the accounts alid Land Receiver Kills found further defalcations amounting to seine $5,000. , Shot His Father By Accident. Colo. , Feb. IS. [ Special Tele gram to the Hue ] A sad accident occurred yesterday morning nt a ranch ( on the 'North Golden road , about six miles from this city , by which Joseph Stobnlngs. n gardener , was shot by his son , and from the effects of which ho died in a short time. Young Stubbing * and his father had lust conio In from work. The father seated himself while the son went over to the shelf nnd took down n gnu heavily loaded with shot and slugs. The boy had the gun in his hands but n few minutes when it was discharged , the load striking the father in the thigh , shattering the bono Into splinters , tearing the HesU into strips. Largo bits of bono protruded and the arteries and tendons | were exposed to sight. Mr. Stobbings was an old manslxty-flvoyears of age , and leaves two sons and u daughter. Bourbons flanquet at Providence. PIIOVIDESCE , R. I. , Feb. 19. The Commer cial club held a banqct to-night at the Nurra- gansett hotel , when 200 members and guests sat down. The chiefly distinguished guests of the evening were Uogcr Q. Mills , of Texas , chairman of tno house of ways and moans committee , and W. C. P. Ureckenridgc , of Kentucky , of tbo same committee , who dis cussed tariff reform. Ex-Congressman Crape , of Massachusetts , took sides with the Bcntluicuts expressed in the president's incs- sago. An Accident in a Theater. CLEVELAND O. , Fob. 18. The railing sup porting-tho. gallery in the Peoples theater at Youngstown , O. , gave way to-night Just ns the curtain was about going down , procipl- tating the occupants to the floor below. Sev eral people were badly injured and a panic was narrowly avoided. XOUXG TASCOTT'8 QUILT. Ilia Accomplice Tells How Millionaire Snell Wan Murdered. CHICAGO , Feb. 18. The man who assisted the murderer of Millionaire Snell by stand ing watch outsldo while his residence Was being robbed , Is behind the prison bars. His arrcxt was mndo to-day , nnd the police have already secured a full confession from the prisoner. It conflr qfc beyond ilpubt the state ment that the murd ar Is young William 13. Tatcott , the son of Cftoncl J. H. Tnseott , the wealthy niauufacUJRr. The man wrested to-day made TascoU's acquaintance this win ter In the Garden City billiard hall ou West Madison street , nnd for several weeks they have been together every day. The morning that Mr. Sell's house was to bo robbed ho and Taccolt'wcnt to the house to gether. JTascott went Inside , leaving his coin- nido on the sidewalk. After the murder was committed Tascott hurried out , grabbed his companion by the .arm , and together they went to Tnscott's lodgings on West Madison street , whore they remained several hours. Tascott told all and the other was so horrltlcd and so afraid ho would bo charged with the murder himsetf that ho refrained from giving information to the | x > llce . do made a sworn statement to-'flny and satisfied the police that ho was .felling- the truth. The police refuse to reveal the name ofth , < 5 prisoner. Reported From IJOH Angeles. Ctuckoo , Fob , 18. The Associated press from Los Angeles , Cal. , this evening stated that the theory prevailed thcro that the man who was lodged In Jail Wednesday night for burglary , and who escaped In a few hours , is W. B. Tnscott , wanted in Chicago for the murder of A. J. Snell. "This dispatch was shown to Inspector lion field and the detec tives , who showed plainly that the news was in the line of ono of their principal theories as to the direction of the flight of the mur derer. Tuscott's bo.dy is peculiarly marked , thus affording certain means of Identifica tion , He has a scar on his right hip where ho was shot when attempting to escape from the Kentucky penitentiary. There were also scars , some perhaps yet unhcalcd , on his right leg and one kuco and on both elbows , the result of wearing a ball nnd chain. Tas ; cott's'Upper front teeth exhibited gold filling along the edge , and show prominently , the upper lip being slightly drawn back. Considerable speculation has been engaged In us to how.tho police managed to identify the mysterious roomer on West Madison street as Tascott. It is now learned that It was his mistress , Jennie Clifford , who gave the Information to the police. Tascott had talk-cd in his sleep and had not told his own name , but frequently mndo reference with oaths , to "Old Snell" nnd gave nn Inkling of an attack upon his own father. The woman gathered from the disjointed expressions of his troubled sleep that Tascott proposed to force his father to give him money and an interest in the business and not succeeding would plunder the family residence , taking the same desperate risks that led to the kill ing of Snell. It was ascertained this evening that Tascott , after leaving his lodging the morning of the murder , ' boarded a train for Oak Park on the Northwestern railway , where his brother lived. Ho remained there all day and disappeared in the evening. It Is quite possible ho boarded the Omaha express - press at Oak Park and made his way to the Pacific slope. Tascott Is not as old as first reported. He Is but fcwcnty-ono and Instead of being five feet ten Inches , is probably not over five feet eight and a Juilf. Ono of his chief traits is his fondness for pool playing nnd his cxpertncss lit thclearno , The police to-night are getting out' ' additional circulars laying stress ou thd filet that , although nu- parently a light wclgh't and almost cfilmino in appearance , ho isjiji reality an athlete. THE READING INVESTIGATION. " Testimony Regarding the Had Faith Practiced Toward the Strikers. Piiii.AUELi'iiiA , Fdb1. ' 'IB. The congres sional itivestigntingfommissioii resumed its Inquiry this mornlng-into'tho Reading strike , the first witness beiagr Ggieral Superintend ent J-hvoigartf > > .of thJReadnrg | railroad com-i pan'y , who was recallfe to enable him to put * iu evidence. . the toxabjC iho agreement made with the employes of tho'railroad company. The clause of the agreement which was read was that every man should receive n fair trial in case of nn accident that might have oc curred through carelessness. John Morris , ono of the editors of the Phil adelphia Record , said the Reading railroad wat ono of the most profitable roads in the country. Its losses came from the necessity of paying interest on Its enormous debt which was the result of the policy of combining the business of n cur- ior with that of n minor. The witness went nto a long statement of facts to show that the Reading railroad company had failed and refused to do Its duty under the law as a com mon carrier. Witness quoted voluminous figures to show that the Reading railroad and the Reading Coal and Iron company was taxIng - Ing the people to make n small part of the great coal field owned by It pay interest on Mie money extravagantly paid for it , and nil ts losses in addition. H. I. Uonnott , ono of the leading Knights of Labor , testified to facts in connection with the strike. Witness charged the com pany with bud faith and with neglecting to send telegrams of the committee to the leaders throughout the mining regions , after arbitration had been agreed to , ordering the men back to work and said on account of this act of bad faith the minors were not in formed of the order and did not return to work. For this reason the strike was ordered ou again. _ More Trouble Feared. POTTSVILLK , Pa. , Feb. 18. The general Joy over the announcement of the termination of the miners strike Is somewhat marred by a lingering apprehension thatjpcrhaps the end Is : iot yet. The striking railroaders were fun ously Indignant over what they denounced as an unprincipled betrayal and they will do all In their jwwer to frustrate the order for re sumption. President Corbin sent to-day to this state ri personal donation of $20,000 to bo distributed among the miners for the relief of their fam- llcs. Excitement at Buffalo Gap. BUPKALO GAP , Dak. , Fob. 28. [ Special Telegram to the Hun : ] The excitement con sequent upon the killing of two cowboys by citizens some weeks since has entirely sub sided and has been supplanted by nn excite ment of a moro Jubilant nature , owing to the prospects for the completion of railroad con struction to this point in the near future. The Chicago & Northwestern railroad com pany , which has hnd uijveying parties hero for the past two week , has completed satis factory surveys to the marble and sand stouo quarles near hero and 161r ugh the natural gap into the Black Hills , which leads 'through cxteiUlvij. .marblo quarries and to Immense tin deposits. Rumor says that u B. & M. railBoa ipinpuny surveying party is now northward Round from Craw ford , Neb. , toward the marble quarries of this vicinity , while it ifc | > blitivoly known that a largo party of Milwaukee & St. Paul sur vcyors are now a few miles east of hero on the Cheyenne river cu. route from Chamber lain , Dak. , to this pJi'trtsIt is evident that all railroads now desLdDg.to enter the Blacl Hills from the east arc nidklng Buffalo Gap their objective point , this being the natural gateway to the Intorfo ? ofthe Black Hills. These facts added to Ute -unusual flow of emigration during the ifet two weeks are the agencies that have cotsplrcd to ruaiio the town Jubilant over Its prospects. Town prop erty has advanced 100 per cent. Chocked Him Through. DULUTII , Minn , , Feb. 18. [ Special Tele gram to the BEE. ] There arrived on this evening's limited train a bright little boy aged seven years. Ho had pinned to his clothes a tag bearing the Inscription ; "This boy iff going to his father , James Samway , at West Superior , Wis. , from the commission ers of Immigration at Castle Garden. " The little fellow was born nt PrudUcn , Ungland. His parents came to thl. country two years ago and located at West Superior. The boy loft England three weeks ago. .Ho will reach his parents curly in tlio ufomlng. . . BENEFIT FOR THE BANTAM. The Most Successful Athletic Entor- telnmont of the Season. PAT KILLEN PROVES THE STAR. Ike Weir Fights Dornlnlok Ilarnos on the Quiet nnd Runs Against a Tartar Two Interesting Trap Shoots , Tommy Miller's Benefit. The pugilistic entertainment for the bene fit of Tommy Miller , given under the efficient management of Prof. Ed. Rothery iat the Grand opera house last night was a highly successful and Interesting affair , us is invari ably the case with exhibitions given under his personal supervision. The house was fairly well filled nnd nt times the enthusiasm was uproarious. Of course Pat Klllcn , of St.'P.aul.loneof the Very clovcrost and very best of the big 'uns , was the stellar attrac tion , and his settos with Prof. Billy Hawley and Frank Murray kept the vast audience yelling with delight. Klllon's kittenish antics with Hiiwloy were very laughable , but in his goyith Murray , who is a big , strong young fellow , ho exhibited some of his ro- umrkablo powers as n tremendous hitter. Everybody expected to see Murray's head fly out into the auditorium , and some of the smashes he received in the Jaw will evidently make his molars ache 'for many n day to come. Next in point of interest was the four- round meet between Jimmy Hennessy and St. Joe Kblloy. They thumped each other about the stage In u very vigorous and miscellaneous manner. The scientific setto betweeii'yotlng ' Juck Kcllctt and that clover light-weight , Arthur Rothery , was ono of the treats of the evening. Rothery is the best man for his weight In Omaha. Tommy Miller's wind-up with Tommy Brooks was a lively exhibition , and kept the thing in a noisy stata of demonstration. Miller shows decided improvement , mid is certainly properly rated when ho is classed with such fighters as Warren , Clark. Danforth , Huvlln , nnd others of his class. The slugging bout between Jesse Smith nnd "Lightning" John son , two very unscientific coons , afforded the crowd much sport. Colonel Sandy Forbes was behind Klllcn in his go with Murray , and ho Bays ho has $1,000 to put on Pat against any man in the world , barring the incom parable John L. Klllen is on his way tot California td flght JooMcAuliffo. the big San Jose miner , who recently knocked out Paddy Ryan with u punch. If ho bests the gigantlo Cullforman ho will be looked upon as the coming man of the pugilistic world. Should McAuliffo whip Klllen , then vice versa. A Surprise to the Spider. MINNEAPOLIS , Minn. , Feb. 18. [ Special Telegram fo the BEE. ] The six round sparr ing contest between Ike Weir , the Spider , nnd Dominick Barnes , proved to bo ono of the best fistio encounters which have re cently taken place in this city. Barnes is a light-weight , from Toronto , Can. , who has been in the city for some tlmo and has sparred frequently nt Cardiff & Donaldson's. Ho gave It out that ho could stand any punish ment the Spider could give him , nnd the ro- jmlt was this match. Ho proved to bo a plucky man , and although ho was unnblo to hit Weir with anj' effect he took his punishment well and fought back the best ho could. Ho certainly made as good u showing as Warren or Miller nnd won the sympathy of the spectators. In the first round Weir fought him nt long range and lauded on his fueo sharply a num ber of times , securing first blood aud a knock down. In the second round Barnes mndo n better showing and retaliated on the Spider's classic mug once or twice. In the third round the Spider changed his tactics somewhat nud fought , for the body. .Hp knocked Barnes off his feet twjce byh.ard punches in the stomach. . In the fourth round the Spider got In hard deliveries on Barnes' face aud Jnw aud brought the blood from his mouth. The fifth round the Spider did not work so hard but continued to reach Barnes' face. In the sixth round ho went to work in earn est nnd Barnes spent about half- his time on the floor. Ho was careful to take his ten seconds each time and went down repeatedly to ovoid punishment , but twice ho was knocked squarely off his feet by hard Jolts on the jaw. John Donaldson , the referee , gave the fight to Weir as having the best of the contest. The crowd seemed to think that Weir was to have knocked his man out and expressed some dissatisfaction. Barnes was punished considerably about the face , nnd the Spider got off without u scratch. The difference in weight was about twelve pounds in Barnes' fuvor. Two-ounce gloves were used. Charlie Glcuson seconded Barnes , and Gcorgo Phalen went behind Weir. Barnes , encour aged by this showing , , proposes to go into training to fight the Spider ten rounds. At the Trap. Thcro was nn interesting match shoot on the Omaha grounds yesterday afternoon be tween G. M. Small and W. M. Nason , of the Lefovor Gun club on ono side and H. B. Ken nedy and Clark Ellis , of the Omaha Gun club , on the other. It was a match for $50 a side , 25 blue rocks to the man , 18 yards' rise , the Lefever side 'winning on a score of 42 to .33. This is a decisive victory for the Lofo- vercs , who are making rupid strides in over hauling .tho older and crack shots of the Oumhus. Billy Townscud officiated us referee. . After this event cnmo n team race , 15 blue rocks , 18 yards' rise , with the following con testants : Ellis , Kctchum , Small , Simpson , Billings , Thompson , Parmalec , Woods , Wason , Townsend. The side headed by Ellis won by u score of 03 to 49. There were several sweepstakes shoots nnd altogether the afternoon was eujoyably and profitably spent. Chnrluy Gives Up Ills Job. Charles H. Smith has resigned the presi dency of the Republican Printing company , and is golug back to his hotel in Denver , it having occurred to him yesterday that ho could run that moro satisfactorily than a newspaper. Mr. Smith yesterday afternoon petitioned Judge Shield's to release him as executor of the Round's interests in the Re publican , which Thomas Swobo and Alfred Miller , as appraisers , appraise to bo worth $55,500. The Dusky Ixivcr Fined. - Ed Moore , the darkey who came so near killing Uulo Porter Friday night , was ar raigned before Judge Berka yesterday after noon , nnd' seeing the cnso looked pretty Rorlous , ( vied to pursuado the Judgo'that the discharge of the revolver was accidental. Ho said ho meant only to scare Llzzlo Into loving 'hint ' nnd that ho thought too much of her to kill her. The other witnesses , however , seemed to think that ho acted very much as though he was In dead earnest. The Judge let him off with the light fine of fJ.'i and costs. Ho promised to end his mad wooing of Llzzlo. Dick Davis' Deviltry. Dick Davis is a member of the notorious Davis family who live on the bottoms near the foot of Jackson street. His particular accomplishment is wlfo-bcating , and ho has been practicing it on his poor little spouse for several nights in succession the past week. Last night ho came homo as usual and boal her Into Insensibility. Neighbors were at tracted by her screams and como to the rescue. Davis lied. It was thought best to tuko her to the police station , where she would bo safe. The police are looking for Davis. The Shipping Congress. NEW Oiti.EASs , Feb. 18. The American Shipping and Industrial league convention concluded its session thU afternoon. The day was consumed in listening to addresses A resolution setting forth the voluo to the nation of the establishment of an America : merchant marine , was unanimously passed It was presented In connection ( with thi draft of a tonnage bill which it is proposed to lay before eongrcst for Its action. ' , , A SLICK OAMK. DnnnU Coohrnn Falls to Work Ijlttlo Scheme. Dennis Cochrnn , the bold thief who snatched a roll of bills from Thomas Mur- > hy's hands while that gentleman was pay ing for drinks In Captain O'Donnhuo's sa loon , was arraigned before Judge Berka yesterday afternoon , found guilty and put under 1800 bonds to appear before the district court. Cochran hod adopted n most novel vay of avoiding the iwhco after the robbcrv. lo first hldtho money and then wont to the > olico station aud asked If ho could stay all night. As ho had the appearance of being a very Indigent fellow the police took > lty upon htm and granted the request. Ho was then given n cell by him self while the iwllco were scouring the town for him. Meanwhile Murphy , who was al most frantic over the losss of his money , be- amo so noisy that ho wns taken to the ccn- ral station by the police. As ho was pass- ngCochrnn's cell ho suddenly spied the wise of all his trouble nnd Immediately went nto raptures over it. Ho exdlnlncd the sit uation to the iwllcc and ho was released to appear as n witness against Cochrnn. When arraigned Cochran refused to testify as ho saw his gaino up. Caught a Burglar. Shortly before midnight last night the family of C. H. Starkweather , 1512 Cass street , were disturbed by suspicious noises iu ono of their rooms. The whole family re wired to the BCCHO armed with kitchen uten sils nnd found a man crouching in n corner of the parlor. The doors of the parlor wore all Immediately locked and the family stood juard over the Intruder until the police ar- ivcd. The suspicious stranger was cither ntoxicutcd or simulated drunkenness to avoid conviction for burglary. Ho was taken o the central police station where ho will mss his tlmo until Monday morning thinking ip sqino excuse to offer the police magistrate. Ho gives the name of John Londoll. The CASO Continued. Yesterday wns the day in which the city , hrough Its attorney , was to file an answer o the petition of Mr. Roscwnter concerning ho city hall Job. Mr. Webster , the city at torney , obtained permission of the court to continue the case until Monday. Weather Indications. For Nebraska : Light to cool winds , fol- owcd by colder , fair weather , light to fresh vlnds , shifting to southerly and Increasing n forco. For'Iowa : Rain or snow , followed hy colder , clearing weather , light to fresh vlnds , shifting to northwesterly. Fpr Eastern nnd Southwestern Dakota : tain or snow in southern portions , fair veather , followed by rnln or snow , In north ern portions , colder weather , followed by rain or snow , In northern portions , colder , Ight to fresh variable winds , generally northerly. Bank Officials Arrested. POUT WASIMXJIOX , Wis. , Feb. 18. W. H. .andolt , Junior member of the firm of Vail & andolt , proprietors of the Port Washington > ank , which fulled recently , was arrested to day on a warrant charging him with rocolv- ng money after the bank was insolvent. Fhero are two other warrants out charging ilm with criminal acts In connection with ho failure. Officers nro in search of Vail , vho disappeared a day before the crash. Anti-Saloon Republican * . NEW YOIIK , Fob. 18. The anti-saloon ro- mblicans national committee have Issued a cull for a national conference to bo held in his city on April 18 nnd 19 next. Its pur- ) ese is stated to bo : To assure and signalize ho complete withdrawal of the.national re- rabllcnn party from all complicity with the saloon infamy , nnd to cmphnsl/.o its positive antagonism thereto. Mississippi Confederates Pensions. JACKOOX , Miss. , Feb. 18. The senate to-day adopted the house bill to pay a $30 yearly ) cnslon to officers , soldiers and sailors and heir servants who served in the confederate army from Mississipi and who nro now un nblo to labor because of injuries received in ho service. Some of the new sateens and India silks for summer wear are quaint and artistic in de sign. Ono of the latter has u ground of very lull terra cottu , on which are strewn irrcgu- ar branches or the pink flowering cherry. An olive green ono is sprinkled with willow : utkins and a dark blue sateen lias pencil eaves all over the breadth , while the border ihows the ripe fruit of the peach trco among ts leaves. A charming ono is of pale npplo ; reen strewn with apple blossoms , and an other of Gharles X. pjnk has sprays of mlg- lonetto. Charles Burdlck , of Brookflcld , Conn. , has n very Intelligent pig. She follows him ilka a dog , goes after the cow , brings them to the barn yard , knows her name nnd answers to It , and docs many tricks. Her excessive timidity nlono prevents her from bolng pub licly cxhlblted/ / _ _ _ JMV1USEM E N T3 _ GRAND OPERA HOUSE : TWO NIGHTS ONLY , Monday and Tuesday , Feb. 20 and 21 , The eminent eccentric comedian , NEIL BURGESS , In the exceedingly funny comedy , Or n Circus In town. Supported by his New \ ork rnniiany | , licnilcd by tno popular coined ! * * Jos. Pnlmor. Urcut cirrus ncotip , troupe of acrobats. Tuesday , Ki'b. ! Mst , Kn-nt double bill , "Widow Hcdolt , procudod by the now comcdr. "A Marc's Nest. " Seats now on mile. EXTRA. MARCH 1,2 , and 3 , THE CARLETON OPERA HOUSE The only flrst-olnsH theater In the city. Play ing at all times the lending attractions of the theatrical world. THURSDAY , Fill DAY AND SATURDAY , FEB. 33 , 34 und 35 , SATURDAY MATINKE. THE HANLON BROS. ' FAIR * BI'KOTAOLK , FANTASMA. NEW UORQKOUB SCENERY ! NEW ATTUACTIVK FEATURES ! Regular prices. Secure scats at box office. GRAND OPERA HOUSE Friday and Saturday , Pel , 24 & 25. MATINEE SATURDAY. The great laughing success. Fun by the acr . ChU'iico Jnnrnul. Herbert Hull Wlnslow's Latest and Best Fare * Comedy , a sutlru on Heal Eatuto lloouis , entitled Under the management ot Wlnslow & Windsor ser , wltb'tlio j-eerlcss nlnjltiK comedienne , returned - turned from a tour of Kugland , Austrulla and Germany. C3 Miss Marguerite Fish , and the talented eccentric comedian , Mr. E. L. Walton. Fed by over 17,000 people In Chlcnca , Original Cn t , Costumed , Bongs , Dunces , Hear leys , and mechanical ellucta , including the real Cannon. DIME EDEN MUSEE ! WEEK OF FEBRUARY 19. Sweeping Change in All Departments. Reads your mind , tolls your age , street you live on , number of your house , finds hidden objects , convinces the skeptical , Many Modern Miracles Presented. I 3iTO. 1. Miller Bros' ' . Dioramic Views. A Tour Trough the Yellowstone Park. A Trip to the Yosamite Yilley. A Sail on the Pacific Ocean. BIJOXJ SAM LUCAS' ' NOVELTY CO , The Bright Lights of the Vaudeville Profession- 20-SELEGTED SPECIALTY STARS-20 Doors open 1 to 1O P. M. lOc. - Admits to All - lOc , . . . .Chairs. 5c and IQc. .