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* . J2 ' . ' . ' . . " THE OMAHA UAUkY BEE ; TJJjEaLrAX' , FEBRUABY 21. 1888.
. .PADDOCK AND BLAIR'S ' BILL ,
The Nebraska Junior Sontxtor Favored -
orod the Educational DHL
THE FINAL PROOF LAND BILL.
, It Is Favorably Reported Bjr tlio Com-
nilttoe Kvlcted Nebraska Fanner
Iowa Public Building Bills -
News.
How Hi : Would flnvc Voted.
WASIII.XOTO.V Hrniai- run OM UIA Hnn , 1
MM Kol'llfEnNlllSTIIKliT , >
WASHI.XOTOX . D. U. . Feb. 'JO. |
Senator Paddock's position on the Blair
educational bill seems to have been generally
misunderstood through an erior made by the
Associated press In reporting the vote ou thp
measure. Senator Paddock would havp
voted In favor of the educational bill If h0
had not been unexpectedly called from thb
Bciiate a short tlm6 before the measure camp
tip for its final passage , fearing that ho
would not be In his seat when the roll was
culled , ho arranged a pair with Senator Md-
J'liL'rson , of New Jersey , which wns duly re
corded ana Is reported in the Congressional
Record. Mr. Paddock's vote would have
Ix-on rust for the Blair bill , he says , on ac
count of tho.volumes of petitions and memo
rials from edncntors , superintendent of pub
lic schools und educational association in Ne
braska , all praying for the passage of the
bill UK un aid to national education.
I'ADWKK's pix.it. moor I.AXII ini.i. .
In the senate to-day the committee on pub
s' ' " He lands reported favorably Senator Pad
dock's bill" providing for un amendment to
the lund.luws which will enable pre-cmpters
and homcHtciiders who Imve failed to make
flnul proof on the dayadvcrtiscd , through
unavoidable accident and dclny , to make such
proof within the ten days without the addi
tional cost of rcudvertisoment. The meas
ure was Imlorspd by the general land ofllco as
one which would correct a. tort stringent rul
ing of the interior department and which
would afford a much-needed relief to poor
settlers on the public domain.
The senator's bill providing for the reim
bursement of Nebraska for swamp lands
which may have been taken up as publiu do
main was also favorably reported from the
committee.
AX KXCItnil XK1II1ASKA. KAUMr.lt.
Mr. Paddock also Introduced a bill for the
relief of John O. Schler , who was forcibly
evicted last summer from the Fort Hobinson
military reservation , upon which he had been
resident for many years prior to the time
when the land was taken by the government
for reservation purpose * . Mr. Schler was
removed from his home and farm , nnd u
bonrJ of ofllcers appointed to appraise dam-
nges which ho hud sustained by such re-
* inoval. The rinding of the board granting
him $ ) , ! ) ( damages compensation was ap
proved in July of the present year by the
secretary of war , and the quurtermnster-gcn-
ciiil ordered to pay the claim out of any funds
in his iKJSRcssion available for such pur | > oso.
U | oii his roiort | that there were no funds in
the quartermaster-general's department
which could bo used for the payment
of the claim , Senator Paddock wus informed
that congress rnu.st bo applied to for the
relief , und the senator will make a strong ef
fort to have the item incor | > orntod in the gen
eral appropriation bill at the preseu.t session ,
but in audition introduced u bill in order to
have two strings in the bow.
Senator Pmldock also Introduced n bill
placing John H. Duey , of Filloy , Neb. , upon
the pension rolls.
I .SOMK I'Uin.ic nuii.nixr.s.
Bills were introduced in the house to-day
I by Mr. Gear , of Iowa , appropriating $ M > , ( )00 )
for the purchase of u site and the eonstrup-
tion of n government building ut Burlington ,
nnd $75XX ( ) lo bo cxiwnded for the. name pur-
fe. v 'pjsff ' at Keokuk.
K , Tile lIRMOCIIATiaCON'VKNTIOX.
* " Senator Oornmn of Maryland , the mouth
piece of the administration , said to-night that
the democratic convention would go to eithur
, Chicago or San Francisco , with the chances
in favor of the latter place.
OlMl1 KIIKHIUAX 11K3KUVATIOX LANDS.
Ill the house to-day Mr. Dorsey introduced
n bill providing that all entries or tilings un
der the homestead pre-emption und timber
culture laws allowed by the United States
district land otllccrs nt Valentino of lands
within the limits of the former. Cum ] ) Sher
idan military reservation , prior to the receipt
by them of instructions from the com
missioner of the general hind oftlce , voted
July 3 , IS i , bo nnd the same Is con
firmed ; provided that the persons mak
ing such filings or entries itossess the
necessary qualifications and huvo since
, llllng un entry fully complied with the law
governing entries of like character upon
public lands. That In cases of tilings under
the pre-emption law mudo upon lands In this
abandoned reservation , thu limitation of
thrco months prescribed by section 2J7 : ( ! of
the United States revised statutes , shall not
bo enforced , but proof and payment must bo
mudo within six months from the passage of
this act.
KKES 01" COUUT OFFICF.HS IX WVOMIXO.
, - . Mr. McShuno introduced a bill which in-
j creases the fees and costs to bo allowed
r clerks , marshals and attorneys for circuit
and district courts of the United States in
the territory of Wyoming to the same limit
„ allowed in the states ,
j' t > .u..utir.s or OMAIII'S TOVTOPFICK KMi'i.ovns.
f In the senate to-iluy Mr. Muuderson intro
duced n petition signed by thirty-one cltuens
of Omaha , asking that tha salary of the post
master's ' assistants there bo increased. The
petitioners state that the allowance annually
for clerk hlro Is 4&s ) > 0 , which makes an uv-
crago salary for the employes at but $7-15 ;
tf > that the annual salary of letter curriers , llxed
by law as at all other free delivery oftlces ,
averages fWX ) , They conclude that their
ii , duties are so onerous that they should be
j given the full amount provided by law ,
i which cannot bu done under the present up
1 liroprlation.
j. Bo also presented u i > etitioii from Lincoln
f ' nsklng for an appropriation to puvo the
street * in front of the postofllco building
there.
Till ! DUTY OX .SU.T.
Mr. Wilson presented a petition from dairymen -
men of Iowa in favor of removing the duty
on salt. They say the revenue derived from
it Is not needed by the government , whllo tin
tax Ii n direct ouu on tha dairymen of tin
f country'who must have the bust Kngllsli
ealt to uuo In their butter and cheese.
f . 1'HlXTIXtt omCU IXVKsTIClATIOX.
The llrst meeting of the committee an
pointed to Invo&Mgato the government print
ing oflleowill beheld to-morrow evening. It
is already evident that the attempt will be
mudo to conlluo the investigation to un on
douVor to smirch the administration of S. P
i Uound.s Instead of-ftmling out why Benedict
[ - has fulled to print promptly the work ordoroi
: . by congress ami why many ex-soldlcrs uni
| , soldiers' widows and orphans have been dis
charged and Incompetent i > cr ons put in then
, places , us wua intended by the resolution o :
investigation.
I'OST.ll , MATTH1IS.
The postoflleo at Duncan , Lnncns
ter county , was discontinued to-day
The following Nebraska postmasters wen
appointed to-day ; William II. Ogle , Austin
Sherman county ; vice Sarah J. Hayes ; Fred
crick 1' . Dearborn , Willsonvillo , Furum
county , vice William S. Uarb , resigned.
1 Changes1 have bot-n ordered In thi < tlnn
Rchodulox of star mall routes In Nebraska in
follows , totako effect March 1 :
Fanners' Valley to Stockham Leavi
Farmers' Valley Mondays , Wednesdav * . am
Fridays at 0 a. m. ; arrive at Stockhum bj
10:150 : a. m. Leave Stockham Mondays
Wednesdays and Fridays at 11:30 : a. in. ; ur
rive ut Farmers' Valley by 1 p. m.
Kearney to Minden Leave Kearney Tucs
, , day , Thursdays uud Saturdays nt J n. in.
' arrive at Mimlon by S p in , Leave Mindoi
'l\iesiiny ! < , Thursdays und Saturdajs at 7 a
[ in. : arrive at Kearney by Vi in.
* Almeria to Punlum Leave Aluicria Moil
flays , Wednesdays und Fridays at 0 n. m.
arrived at Purdum by p. in. Leave Pui
fluin Tuesdays , TliuVbduy * und Saturdays a
t ) a. m , ; Arrive a { , Almcriii by 7 p , m.
In schedules of Iowa mall routes the fol
lowing changes huvo been ordered to tak
effect at once :
Carbon to Cumberland Leave Carl o
Tuuaduyii , Thur.sil.iy6 und Saturdays at 11 : " >
a. in , ; arrive at Drkcjo by * j0 ; ! p. m. Leav
Ilrlseoe Mpndays , Wednesday * , and Friday
m. ) arrive at Cumberland by il3U ; a
m , Leave Cumberland Monday * , Wednes
days and Fridays at 12 m. : arrfvo nt Blscoo
by.3p.-in. Leavo.Brlscoo Tuesdays , Thurs
days and Saturdays at On. m. ; arrive at
Carbor nt 11 : i0 ! a. ni.
Wngner to Postvllle Leave Wagner Tues
days , Thursdays , Saturdays nt 13. 0 p. in. ;
nrrivo at Po tvlllo by ! ) : CO p. m. .Leave
Postvllle Tuesday * . Thursdays and Satur
days at 8 ii.Jm. , arrive nt Wagner by 11 a. m.
ATTOII.VIM s nr < nnxiznu.
Louis T. A. Rollers , of Benklcmun , Neb. ;
T. F. Burke , of Blue Springs ; Charles L.
Hays , of Eidora , Sndln county , la. , and
Joseph II. ICuhim , of Waterloo , hi. , were to
day admitted to practice before the interior
department.
TII vxrnniinn.
Private Uobert Klchardson , Company G ,
Second infantry , now with his company at
Fort OiuahiV. is , transferred to light battery
I ) , Fifth artillery , nnd will bo sent to the
.station of that battery ( Fort Douglas , Utah ) .
The entire cost ( transportation and subsist
ence attending tills transfer ) will be charged
against thu soldier at thu next muster und
pay roll of the battery to which he is trans
ferred , <
rnssiosa rou NBmusKixs.
Original Invalid ( Navy ) William IL Head ,
Lincoln ; John. Wolfe , \Vymore. Increase
John J.SU , > wors , Falrbury ; AlbortMcNickel ,
Cortland : Samuel U. Love , lamor.i ; Charles
E. Vanpelt , Lincoln. Original ( widows etc. ,
reissue ) Ursula Awrelia , widow of Ethan
O. Whitakcr , Wahoo. ( und March 9 , 1S7S. )
Mojdc.in survivors Theodore Bodecker ,
Louisville.
PENSIONS rou IOWAXI.
Original invalid James M. Piuil , Onslow ;
William M. E'Jmondsdn. Hartford ; Edwin
I ) . Hecve , Tlpton ; John G. See by ,
Shcllrock ; Lsvi Amos , Farmington.
Increase Ileury Grubb , Indiunola ;
William Furry , Kuuuolla ; . Ludwlg Bucker ,
Wnvorly ; Francis II. Allcr , Wuyland ; Wal
ter Mintey , Cresco ; Thomas A. Hunt , Chez-
nesta ; Vun Huren Tunsdell , Portland ;
Thomas V. Shearer , Agency } JonnCowdrey ,
Dexter ; Elijah F. Biggs , Troy Mills ; Daniel
J. Smith , Council Blu0s ; Fletcher Marston ,
Dexter ; Benjamin Fr Boydston , Ottumwa ;
Alberto. Clyman , Drakesvillo ; William F ,
Jones , Boyleston ; Daniel W. Henderson ,
Jefferson ; David Vader , State Center ;
George W. Hamilton , Carsou ; Michael Craft ,
Germanvillo. HClssuo Andrew Wick , North
Buemi Vista. PKUKV S. HKATU.
Supreme Court Proceedings.
WAHIIIN-O.TO.V , Foil. 'M. In' the United
States supreme court to-day the chief justice
gave notice that mandates to enforce the de
cisions of thocourt would be issued in all cases
decided previously to January 1 , except those
in which petitions for rehearing are pending
und those docked and dismissed. In view of
the fact that u petition for rehearing has
been forwarded , but not yet received , in the
Maxwell-Preller murder case , Brooks vs the
State of Missouri , the issuance of a mandate
in that case is postponed. Tlio effect of this
will bo to put off for the present , the execu
tion of sentence of death pronounced upon
Brooks , alias Maxwell , by the state court.
The United States supreme court denies the
application for a rehearing in the case of
William D. Andrews et ol vs George Hovey
the Driven Well.case and adhered to its
decision.
SOUTH OMAHA'S COUXCILMEN.
They Meet , und Transact n
Ainoaiit of Iliudncsa.
It was nearly 8 o'clock before there % vas a
quorum of the South Omaha council last
night , but the members present bcioro that
hour did not seem to worry nbout the flight
of time , as each and all were attentively
studying , und explaining to their friends , the
numerous documents they held in their
hands. Such of voters us were present stood
respectfully against the wall , or gathered
around the stnvc , and showed up In marked
contrast to the gang that formerly ruled the
roost. Marshal MeCracken , City Clerk
Wells and Councilman Whittle-soy hold down
tlio solitary table the council affords , und
wore burled in the details of a set of plans
designed to furnish the lockup with iron
cages. Councilman Burke wus the llrst of
the council that showed up without any doc
uments , and ho was closely followed by
Councihnen Geary and Lirschcr , who wore
only burthenod with n cigar aplooo. "Mayor
Savage was ranging over the prairies along
the North Platte nnd could not bo present , so
when tlio t line came Councilman Smith called
the meeting to order. After roll cull Coun
cilman Geary won excused , as he was
still decidedly ill , und the regular routine
business was proceeded with. Business was
evidently the motto , and everything that
came l > cforo the meeting was disposed of
with "neatness , cheapness and dispatch , "
and without any unncecessary delay or ob
struction. The lirst committee to reiwt was
that on finance , and they recommended the
payment of a number of bills submitted to
them at the last meeting. The treasurer's
report was also adopted , uud Judge Kcuther'B
account of the January police court business
wus declared to be satisfactory. The Hoof
and Horn secured the city printing for the
year , and the committee reported progress ,
but \vuro granted further timo.
Then the ordinance committee took the
floor und recommended that the old county
road between Twenty-fourth and Twenty-
eighth streets bo vacated for the good of the
county , but it was laid over under the rules.
The committee on police wns ready to report
"when they could ilnd the book , " but as they
could not lind it and their report was not in
writing , it was passed over. "Tho book , " it
may bo said , was a copy of the rules of the
Omaha i > olicu force. An ordinance granting
u certain franchise to thu Omaha Gas Manu
facturing company wns referred back , Coun
cilman Burke characterizing It as an attempt
to "steal , " the sumo as the motor line. By
this time the police commiteu ! found the
missing "book" above referred to , und asked
leave to ix'i'ort. This was allowed , nnd for
the benellt , guidance and information of the
council , Clerk Wells read the rules govern
ing the Omaha police force. As none of the
members had ever got in trouble in Omaha ,
It was thought the rules would work all
right in South Omaha , so the committee
moved that they bo adopted and they were.
Then came u report that was not a report ,
and wus not intended to goon i coord. It
came from the members of a si > cciul com
mittee , apix > intod to decide on the best means
of levying tribute on the inmates of nouses of
prostitution , and it wus decided to keep up
the old lines bllt to cull-thorn "assessments"
and so put the revenue derived In gi ncrul
fund. A petition , asking for u vote on the
issuing of. J2M > , w:0 : bonds was. read , and
Attorney Kdgerton explained upon wliut
conditions the bonds could bo issued , ad
vising them ut ( ho same time to wait until
after the next , assessment as ttio ainuont tnon
secured would bo much larger wus made.
They agreed to wait. "A comniuiile.Uion ask
ing for sidewalks to be laid otfN. street up
to Twenty-fourth streot' was read , und the
marshal was told to look after it , wherever
the grading was furnislioj.
Talking nbout siduwulks Councilman Glas
gow huid that the citv engineer was soino-
wlmt derileut in his duty , und moved that
thu ofllco should-be declared vacant und after
u short discussion Jt wns. Tlio vacancy was
only for u short , time , hqwqver , for F. II.
Meyers , who. is. well posted in all relating to
the ofllccVuS ut ou'calippointcd and in fu-
turn can sign "City i iif-inec.r" after hia
name. The city treasurer nvas next heard
from , nnd announcement that ho had
* l,200orlf > 00.onhand wns rut short by
Councilman Glasgow , moving that ho bo empowered -
powered to hjwnd it that is to cash outstamV
ing warrants. * The power was granted , and
whllo the council wus'in good humor undci
the unexpected iliM'ovory of , funds in the
treasury , Councilman Hafferty moved that
thu embryo" board of trade bo granted the
free use of the city hull for their preliminary
meetings and they were. The bill of $2.bC
for "hawllilg fourteen dogs" proved too much
for the council and after hurriedly ordering
It to be paid they adjourned.
The ruinous Corcoran Dying.
WASIUMITOX , Fqb. ' . ' 0. Friends of W. W
Corcoran say his condition thU morning 1 (
very critical , and that'uU death is liable U
occur ut un time.
Tito Klslt Treaty.
WASIIIXOTOX , Feb. 20. The senate has re
celvod a copy of the treaty drawn up by tin
fishery conference , and it will be read Ii
secret session thU afternoon.
Thirty-Six Trains of Troops.
LONDON , Feb. 1M. Advices have been re
reived saying that thirty-six trains convey
lug troops have left Odessa and are proceed
Ing In the direction of Kiftclcnoff. :
Iron Founder J-'aiU.
NKW Bmn'onu , Mass. , Feb. 1W. Edmunt
Grinncll , the iron founder , has failed
Liabilities , $100,000 ; aiscU , unknown.
As It Apcars in Oppcrntion at His
Training Quarters.
KNOCKING OUT THE FOOTBALL
Tlio Champion in Prime Condition-
Nice nnilly I-Mooilcil-ContrwIlolory
HcportN of tli < * Crown Prince's '
Condition I-'orclftn News ,
A Visit tntlic
troijrf/it ) ; ( ; / 1S.S3 l > u Jtimn
LONDON , Feb. CO. [ New York Herald
Cable Special to the Br.n.l A Sportsman
reporter looked after Sullivan this morning
and says : "To all who are Interested in the
doings of the famous Bostonian I can nt once
say , never man looked better , minus nearly
two stone of ilesli , since he hist nj > -
peared In public. Sullivan looks thb
picture of robust health" , strength , and
with the exception of a navy Wlster on
his right foot now cmlto well , has not been
ick or sorry since he first went thoroughly
0 work. Yesterday , accompanied by his
raincr , George McDonald , Jack Ashton and
3am Blaltclock , John L. , following MR bath
nd bcakfast , covered about 'fourteen miles !
.ioturning to dinner , a couple of
mysterious bottles were brought out
nnd n mixture from ono applied for nearly a
uartcr of an hour to the champion's fueo for
ho purpose of hardening the skin. Next a
urker liquid wus brought into play , another
quarter of un hour being spout in rubbing
ho hands and wrists. !
"Sullivan , who was In excellent spirits' ,
, hcn entered freely into Conversation and
amused all present by relating , with great
> ith and humor , several anecdotes of his
: arly career. In this manner the1 tiuio'slipped
jy until Sullivan was duo to punch tho'bajl.
This was a new one , tlio other having been
used up with a smashing right-hander. Sul-
ivan donned nn extra Jersey,1 and took up
his position in front of thp football
suspended by a cord from , 'the , ceil
ing. Eight or ten times in succession
the ball was sent with terrltlo force by
means of a punch from the 'loft ; then a
wishing blow delivered with the other hand
threatened to bring the celling , ball and
rafters down UIXMI us Sullivan's terrible
right has been much talked of , and yesterday
1 saw it to perfection. Utilizlngnll his weight
John L. sent every ounce of his fourteen
stone into the blow and us McDonald re
marked , a nmii'would bo very greedy to want
two such hits. More walking , rubbing down
and tea followed during which Sullivan told
me he hardly knew what training was until
n England and that ho never felt. . so
well in till his life. Sullivan will stop into
the ring as near fourteen stone as possible ,
as lit us hands can make him and moreover
confident as a man who bus never known de
feat can possibly be. "
Nice Under Water.
IMS ; < ) / Jumr.s Rwilonkmielt.l
NICK , Feb. 20. [ Now York Cable Special
o the BKB. ] Eolus and Neptune are hav
ing high Jinks here. Tlio Promenade dos
( Vnglais which u few days ago was stre\\
with flowers , is now partly under water. A
heavy gale blowing from the sea is dashing
over the roadway with blinding fury and
hundreds of sen birds all hovering round the
mainlands. Ttio bows of the bathing ma
chines have been drawn up high and ury and
the inhabitants of villas facing the sen are
blocking up their doors with boards and ce
ment which keeps nil the water from Uoodpig
the gardens. All carrlnge trnfilo i.s stoppc'd
on the promenade. Hundreds bf'poople ore
clustered together watching the scene. Tlus
mountains are white with snow whllo the
ground in the orange groves is yellow with
fulling fruit. So far tlio yachts in the harbor
have escaped damage.
Tlio Crown Prince's Condition.
J8SSJ i/nnif * * ( tuition Ilennctt. ]
Fob. 20. [ Now York Herald
Cable Special to the HKR. ] All the doc
tors in attendance on the crown prince inudo
another examination of the patient's thro.U
this afternoon with a 'laryngoscoiH ) and ex
pressed their satisfaction with its condition.
The swellings , for which the recent opera
tion was performed , have greatly diminisiied.
The Prince of Wales , accompanied by tlio
Grand Duke of Hesse , arrived at ( ) this evq-
ning and saw the crown prince for a few
moments.
Had NOWH From Sail Homo.
Bmii.iv , Fob , 20. It is semi-ofllcially
stated that owing to further unsatisfactory
news from San Homo , Bismarck is about to
hold a conference with the emperor and
Prince William. ,
No Hope For the Crown Prince. '
New Yomf , Feb. 20. German bankers
hero have received private cables informing
them there is no hope lor the recovery of thp
crown princo.
A CUHUH Ilelll.
Fob. 20 , IJoumanla Tins
notified the porto that Austria linn given an
assurance that Hussion violation of liouiuarv-
ian territory will bo considered n casus belli ,
Appointed Under-Secretnry.
LONDON , Fob. 20. The appointment-
Baron Henry do Worms as under-ic'e'rctary
for the colonies , is announced.
BOGGS TELLiS A STORY.
"Well , " ho did not jn-oiibunto' ' it
"wit'iil" or "wall , " never havingr.retid a
frontier novel "it isn't mudh pf'ii
Btory , but what tlmr's of it irf truot itnJ
it'l wash , I reckon , without losia * colon
"Mebbo yor ongincoriii' > vill.til { < o .you
over to the Mohtivo Busin un' Death
Valley , mi'if it does you'll bo , party
ni { > h most sure to strike the .wagon
trull that runs to the oitst'of the .SioTi'ns ,
from Bovoris lake to thp Cahono-pasa
near San Bernardino.
"Just before I struck that cQimJry , ,
that's now 'bout four > yuarH ago , I heard
a bible sharp , down at Port Yuina , do >
scribiu' hell ; an' if thar'a any corral or
earth moro like that placp inactive1
t
operation than Yuma , no oiio has oyoi
como back to deny it. „ t. . ,
"I thought right smart 'bout that-sor
mon , an' whou my parduer art' mo
struck the territory to the east of Deatl
Valley , it looked so burned up an''dry
for thar was neither water iipr irrcoi
thing below , no cloud nor bird above
that ho said to mo : 'Boggs , thia Js the
'
claim the prcaohor told us about do'wi
at Yuma , but it looks powerful liko'a 1
the fires had diedfout , a wqolc or twc
ago , for the want of sotncthin' to fv'ci
on. '
"Gold was struck rich over near the
lake , an1 an usual , minors an' hunters
sharps an' gamblers , began to pour ii
there. They .started a city , but as ii
only lived 'bout thrco months I ctin'i
just recollect what they called it , bu
while it lasted it was 'bout as far ahem
of Sodom and Goodmorrow as lightiiin
\yould bo in a race with a turtle.
"Thar was u lot of women came there
Bich as they was , hut thar wus only oni
that wo all allowed was genuine an
would pan out true color clar down to
the bcu rook. She was Cap'n Mercor'a
wife. She was purty , an' port aa yongo.
thoroughbreds , though she wasn't Ilk
u thoroughbred.
"Tho cap'n was a mining sharp au
speculator. IIo wus Uuudsoino an1
n * quick as they muko 'em. Ho .didn't
ook to bo inore'n thirty , an * everyone
aid ho was the best soliolnr they'd over
mot up with in the Sierras.
"Tho Mercci-s wnsti't n bit stuck up ,
> ut lo bo awav fi'om the paloons tin' tho.
lollerln' an'tho hjiootin' which wont
m nurty nigh most every night they'd
mill a snug cabin i wiiy down near the
AngolcH trail.I
"Shootin1 perajpd1 lns BO common that
10 ono didn't miml , it PO long as the
oolfl killed each oj iijr for amusement ;
nit just as soon iw nlnciM began to bu
omul dead with ntijxhoir hard-earned
gone , why , thatn was an entirely
different mutter. I'
"Murder , all itlohjr ' 'J * Itself , didn't
iconi to bo nobody's business , but as
10011 as men begatito bo kilt for the siko
) f robbin' 'om ' well , then , things
) egan to look serious , an' a lot of u.s
ot together to form a vigilance coin-
nlttce.
"Cap'n Mercer led1 iu this , an' as wo
iked , him , tin * thar wasn't any mistake
ibout his menu in' Wsiness from the
vord go , wo 'Iceted.hlrn chairman. I
don't think I over heard a purllcr
speech than ho made Us that night 'bout
aw an' ordtJf , tin1- the nacredncss of
itinian property.
"Tho cap'n laid put a nlrtn of cam
paign , an' it was 'grc/ed / that wo would
ill bo sworn an' thaLwo'd say nothin' to
10 ono 'bout our doin's 'copt ho was a
uemberof the committee ; an' wo fur-
, her 'greed to keep the cap'n posted if
we got to 'spectin' any OHO.
"Tho news that thar was vigilantes
organized soon got spnsud through the
camp , but instead ol its cliQukin' the
crimes , why , it did appear powerful
"iko's if it increased it 'bout ten million
: > er cent more or leasl
"Wo forced the bars and dance houses
.o shut up by ten every night , an' this
saved the lives of some of the toughs
; hat wo could afford to pay snug to bo
rid off. But the inmcoful minors wont
right on boin' kilt in their cabins. To
cap the wliolo businchs , ono night the
: iorso and truckbourd that carried the
Los Angeles mail turned up in camp
in a mighty bad lix an' no mistake. The
mail bags was mlssin' , an' the driver
who'd been ah old sojer was all cut up
aud dyiu' on the neat with the lines
wrapt round his neck , for his arm was
Unshed an' torn , liko'a if he'd had a
hard light of it.
"Tho carrier's name was Mike Far-
rcll , au' wo all liked him ; but har ho
was with his mind all gone. Every ono
did what ho could to help got the poor
[ ollow's senses back , so that ho might
be able to give us a hint of the man that
laid for him so cruel bad.
Cap'n Mercer was just the man to
tell us what to do , but as he was'nt
handy , I said to . .TooVobb that was
my parduer 'You go fetch the nn'n
down , an' I'll stick by Mike MI' try to
git the fog olT his brain. ' Well , away
Joe wont , an' I worked on Mike till ho
got his eyes open , an' when ho seed me
he said , kind of sul : like :
" 'Boggs , I'm calfM. '
'The words hadn t , moro'n passed his
lips , when Joe came n-pantin' , an' he
shouted out :
' "The cap'n isa-lyin' in his bed an'
ho pears to be purty bad hurt ! '
l"Yes ; curse him , for u murderer an'
u thief ! ' said Mike , u-tryin' to sit up.
'It's him leaped at mo from the pinybns
an' bhot me when1 I wasn't 'flpoctin'
nothin' . Boggs , old fol , I'm purty
nigh bled out , but fswar to you , afore I
die , that Mercer's thi man who's been
doin' all this bud work. Go for him ,
but don't hurt the woman. '
"Well , if Mike had pulled on mo , I
couldn't have been struck moro'n a
heap. IIo never llcQSvhon he was well.
an ? I know he wouldn't lie now , wheii
tKp riog of the Mystic "Angel's bugle
\viw a buzzln' in his oar an' call in' him
over the black river to the white tepees
of tno silent that's a Navajos notion. '
"We all felt as if the cap'n had sold
us clar out. With his last breath , Mike
biiid : 'Hero ! ' an' made as if hoVl salute
with his broken right arm. That
fetched us ; an' when wo should have
knelt an' prayed by the side of the doad- ,
why wo just stood _ ou tip-too an' swore ?
but I never did henr-swourin' that struck
1116 as bein' more like religion than that
was.
was."Wo wasn't in no humor to wait and
cool otT bofpr wo saw the cap'n , but wo
took our rilles an' started at onco. It
just comin' daylight when wo got in
bight of the cabin , an' the bpys was for
pushin' right on , when the bang of a
rillo brought us all up kinder short. It
was now plain that the cap'n or his wife
had got sight of us , niiu tnat they knew
just what we wanted.
"I was kind of acting leader , an' I al
lowed that it'd never do to lose a lot of
good mon for the sake of getting a bad
ono , more particular when , by lyin' low
an' keepin' a sharp watch , ho couldn't
get away nohow. So wo guarded the
place mi' ' made up our minds , if Mercer
didn't surrender , to sot II ro to the hut as
boon as it got dark again.
"I reckon the folks in the cabin
guessed our plan , for ju&t 'bout sundown
Mrs. Mercer she came boldly out with a
white handkerchcr in her hand , an' she
said we was all mistaken , an' that it was
Mike Farrell that laid for her husband.
She looked so purty that it was the
hardest thing in the world for mo to toll
her I didn't believe her. She then wild
her husband wasn't so hurt ho couldn't
flght , and tha it'd bu just the same as
goin' to his own funeral for any man
that tried to got nearer to .tho cabin.
"Boforo she wontbaok Hold horbho'd
better light out , for just as boon as it got
dark again we'd lire tlie cabin , and it'd
bo a pity to have a nice looking woman
like her burned iiito ashes. She said
nothin' . but wont off. lookin' as if she
was thinkin' a heap all to herself.
"Well , that night wo. rolled down
bundles of dry -wood an' bi logs , an'
after we'd nigh covered up the cabin ,
except in the door-way , wo sot it on
lire. After ; v bit , wo Jieard a yell ,
an' the woman came tarin' out like
mad , an' bogged usltu1 mercy for the
cap'n , but it wns toosooiij for Mike Farrell -
roll wasn't burled JS4t. We ken' her
from runnin' biickAiurJ nil the' while wo
ould hoar the cdjri cussin'u.s ; an' ho
'kop't flrin' but tnv.H&V ( } tie _ , doors an'
winders tliough Ins tffdn't ' hit no one
'till thu roof feel in nn' : i fountain of
ilamo an' sparks shjTt'jjp.
"Tho next day tUojjp ' _ was nothin' loft
of Mercer or his flavin but a heap of
ashes. Now , genllj&inent what do you
suppose that WQUIIIU did after Unit ? "
asked Boggs , reproducing his pipe nnd
beginning to 1111 it.-\ \ f
1 suggested that $ b& bought a suit of
half-mourning , if .Btte'Vould ' not procure
a more sombre dre&jjind that then bho
shook the dust of lut ; ; camp from her
feet , and , in the VPiuicular. of the place ,
lit out. " " '
"Nary once she didn't , drawled Boggs ,
"but when the ashes got good und cold ,
she went down to the site of the cabin
with a minor's pan she know the cap'n
had a pile of gold dust nbout when ho
died so bho hunted round till she'd
gathered up his ashes , and - "
"And then aho buried them , " I ven
tured to say.
"No , thar yor off again. She panned
her husband's ashes out an' every ono
allowed bho mudo right smart by the
ojierution.
Ah Sam , an innocent-looking celes
tial , was arrested yesterday for stealing
a $30 overcoat from James Haydcn. Ah
Sam says ho doesn't know anything
nbout the coat , and on bolng nrralgnct
plead not guilty. IIo was given a con
tinuance until 10 u. in. to-day.
THE.SENATE'S. . . IIAiNDS TIED ,
Inoffoctttal Attempt to Make Public
the Fisheries Treaty.
CONCERNING THE BATTLE FLAGS.
Answer of Hie Secretary of AVnr to Mr.
lloufolle'H llcsolntlon All the
Are Snfo Con-
The Klslierlcn Treaty.
WA IIIXOTO.V , Feb. ! iO. The senate In ses
sion to-day listened to the reading of the
fishery treaty and then for uii hour there en
sued an earnest but unsuccessful struggle to
nake It public. The lead In this matter was
: aken by Senator Frye , who 1 * anxious his
constituents shall bo informed nuthorlta-
.ively as to , what they have to hope for from
.ho matter. The motion wns gallantly sup-
wrtcd nnd would have been successful butter
tor the discovery that the senate Is power
less , In the fuce of Its own rules , to do what
t desires. Hence , us the matter is expected
lo coiuu from Ottawa within a day or two ,
: ho senate contents itself with send
ing the treaty to the public
printer "to bo printed In confidence. "
The provisions of the document are said to
bo very much as the papers have already
stated them. That which seems to have
fastened itself most firmly upon the sena
torial memory as hastily as the reading was
progressing , Ls the provision that the privi
lege of going into Canadian ports to buy bulls
ilmll bo withheld by Canada unless the
United States cougress passes laws for the
free admission ( xf ilsh and oil. The document
Is commented upou by one side practically
conceding that the Canadian contention has
been , corrected as to the interpretation of the
treaty of ISIS , Upon the other hand senators
friendly to the administration express the
opinion that all has been accomplished by the
department that could be exacted and that
it quarrel which bus lasted over half a cen
tury has thus been brought to ou cud.
Our rings Still There.
WASIUXOTO.Y , Feb. 3D. The secretary of
war to-day returned to the house his answer
to the Boutello resolution calling for inform
ation iis to whcthcr'tho Hags captured by thu
United States have been remanded from the
place , .where they are ulsplaycd and concealed ,
and If so , by what authority and for what
purpose ; and further us to what propositions
have been made by government oMclals as to
the surrender of these Hags , and whether it
is true that a portion of them were actually
surrendered to persons having no right
to their possession. As preliminary the
secretary gives a brief history of the flags.
It is stated that , while some of the con
federate flags have slnco been given to the
companies or regiments capturing them , no
flags have p.isscil out of the custody of the
department that were in such custody when
Secretary Kndicott assumed charge of the
department. The order to return the flags
and the order revoking the llrst are given
and the statement is made that no Hugs
were actually returned under the llrst order.
As to the law requiring public exhibition of
captured flags and trophies it is
assumed that the construction put
upou it by former secretaries of the war and
navy was that the law applied to trophies
taken fram foreign enemies and not to these
taken during domestic hostilities. In Octo
ber ! Ss2 , all lings , including those in Winder's
museum , \ynro by direction of the secretary
of war boxed and stored in a room ' " l'10 ' HUU *
basement of the now state war and navy
building , where they remained until January ,
ls > ! > 7. They were uuito inaccessible in this
place and difllcult to find and identify when
it became necessary to do so. It was
also found that they weio decaying rapidly
and , by direction of the present adjutant
general they wurc taken from the boxes and
placed in u room in the upper story of the
war department building , where they can bo
easily visited and examined. The secretary
says that no Hags have been removed from
the place where they were displayed , and
concealed from the public. Ho asserts that
Socrpturica Stnnton , Holknap , McCrury ,
KaniBcy and Lincoln , and the present secre
tary delivered up altogether boino nineteen
recanturcd Union Hags.
*
FIFTIETH COXGUKSS ,
Senate.
WASIIIXOTOX , Fob. 'JO. .Tho bill to incor
porate the Washington Cubic Electric htreot
railway company , of the District of Colum
bia , was taken from the calendar for consid
eration. The amendment prepared by the
coiiiuiittoo having been reached , requiring
the rails to bo of American manufacture , Mr.
Edmunds suggested , Informally , that that
was in opiiosition to the president's message ,
and at variance with nil principles of the ad
ministration. It wus formally opposed by
Mr. Vauco as unusual in a bill of this char
acter , iind altogether absurd. Mr. Edmunds ,
in order to have the votes of the senators
placed on record on this Indirect tariff ques
tion , demanded the yeas and nays. The vote
was tak'i'ii , and the amendment was adopted
yeas 25 , nays 17 , as follows :
Voas :
Hlair , Howen ,
lirown , Cliaco ,
Chandler , Davis ,
Edmunds , Furwoll ,
Frye , Ooi man ,
Hlseod : , Hoar ,
Munderson , .Mitchell ,
Merrill , . Paddock ,
Palmer , .Platt ,
Plumb , Hiddleberger ,
Spooner , Stanford ,
Stewart , Stoekbrldge , 25.
' ' '
Nays':1 : -
Hates , ' ' ' Hlaekburn ,
Call. Cpke ,
Daniel , KustiSf
George , CJibson ,
Hampton , Harris ,
Hp.ir t , Hugh ,
Heagati , , > Vance ,
Vest , - Wultham ,
Wllspu , of Missouri , ,1 ? .
Ton among thu. P4irs unnouticca were as
folio wings OuUom with Gray Evarts with
Morgan , ; Hole with Heck. The bill which
was about half toiupluted , was laid aside in
formally. ) - T , . . ' <
Hy Mr. Blair Declaring that any person
convicted ofjcuruully and unlawfully know
ing any female under ago of eighteen year *
aha ! ) Uo. punished by imprisonment from live
to ton ywirfl , and toe the second offense , dur
ing his-natural life. Punishment of ten to
thirty years la provided for parsons forcibly
ravishing any. female , mid for the period of
his -uutur.il ilift , ifqr any person who carries
out liia ends by inuutis of potions or drugs.
The provisions of' tho. bill uro made appli
cable te-'ull places within the Jurisdiction of
the United States.
Mr. Palmur , , froja. the committee on ugrl-
culture , , reported .favorably what is known us
the contagious plcnro-pneumoula bill.
Mr. Palmer , from the committee on ncri-
culture , reiwrtod. the bill for the establish
ment of a bureau of animal industry. Placed
on the calendar. . .After the executive Bosbion
the senuto udlourncd ,
House.
WAsmsfniox , Foe. 20 , Among the execu
tive. communications laid before the house
tttla morning was ono from the secretary of
war in respons ? to the Houtollo battle flag
resolution. It was referred to the committee
on military affairs.
A resolution was adopted making the Pa
cific railroad talogrtiph bill the special order
for March 3.
Hills were introduced and referred os fol
lows :
Hy Mr. Payson of Illinois For the protec
tion of settlers ou public lands ,
By Mr. Simmons of Now York For the
apportionment , on the bails of illiteracy , of
( S.000,000 , among the states and territories
for educational purposes.
Hy Mr. Jackson of Pennsylvania , to amend
the homofctoad laws o as to provide that only
eighty acres can bo entered instead of 100 acres
and to permit only citizens of tbo United
States to enter homesteads.
HyMr. Hudd of Wisconsin A Joint reso
lution proposing constitutional amendment
extending thu presidential term to eight years.
I iiills warn introduced and referred for Uio
erection of public buildings nt Sterling , III , ,
nnd Hurllngton , lit. , Sheboguti , Greenbuy'
and Mnnltowoc , WIs , , and Ynnkton , Dak.
The speaker laid Iwfore the house a mes
sage , from the president transmitting a re-
| iort from the secretary of stnto in relation to
the Invitation from thu Belgian government
to the United States to participate In an in
ternational exhibition to bo held at Brussels
In May next. Keferred. Also , n message
from the president transmitting n rejioit
from the secretary of state relative to the In
vitation of the German government to the
United States to become a p.irty to the Inter
national Geodetic association. Heferrrcd.
Mr. Culbcrtson of Texas , on behalf of the
committee on Judiciary , moved to suspend the
rules and place upon its passage thu Hoar
Joint resolution proposing a constitutional
amendment changing the date of Inaugura
tion day and extending the terms of members
of congress until April ! U ) . The motion was
lost and the house adjourned ,
IlOAllI ) OK KnUCATION.
CotiNlilcrulilc Important
TraiiNacted Imst Night.
Contrary to expectation the session of the
board of education last evening was ns har
monious and undemonstrative as usual. The
action of the llnunco committed In selling
$ tOOXM ( ) bonds to the Omaha Loan and Trust
company was Indorsed without a dissenting
vote. Tlio great debate and vote of the eve
ning was the selection of n Janitor for the
Centre school. After several ballots John
Frost was declared duly elected.
Messrs. Chirk , Gray , Felton nnd Mor
risen were absent.
The secretary informed the board of an
Injunction issued against them by the Br.n
Publishing company. Keferred to attorney
of board.
Superintendent James reported a threat
ened lack of room at thc'Lcavemvorth school
nnd recommended the tilting up of u room in
the basement. Mr. Auch-Mody most strongly
opposed lilting up basements for children us
it was dangerous to their health. On motion
it was decided to build or rent an additional
room for the school.
\ communication from C. E. Mnyno rela
tive to insurance was referred to the com
mittee on Hnance.
The following colnmuntcalion was received
from the class of 'S3 ' of the high school :
Gentlemen : The commencement exorcises
as heretofore conducted are objects of Just
criticism because of dullness and length of
programme. Moreover , they inflict upon the
students , worn by the year of hard study ,
extreme exertion , which , while yielding lit
tle practical benellt in un educational way , is
detrimental to tlio health , as , was the c.iso
last year when several of the graduates were
broken down by the mcutul anxiety and ex
citement attendant upon commencement.
Considering these things , wo respectfully
petition your honorable body for a change in
the plan of these exercises , and \\p would
ask that the following programme be adopt
ed , which corresponds to that of many east
ern high schools :
Two or three selections of music. Two
good essays by members of the class. An
address to the graduates by a prominent man
in this county , chosen by yourselves , Pres
entation of diplomas.
This was referred to the committee ou high
school.
William S. Curtis tendered his resignation
us a member of the board of examiners. Uo-
f erred.
The committee on buildings and property
retried the Lake school building in unsafe
condition and recommended that it bo torn
down nnd a new ono erected in its place.
They also recommended the sale of the
church building on the premises. Both re
commendations were voted favorably upon.
It was decided to make u discount of ono
and a half cents on each of the Ox1. ) slates ,
two cents on e.ich 7x11 slates , and thiee
cents on each Sxl'J slate furnished by II. M.
and S. W. Jones because they were not ac
cording to contract.
Harper's History of the Great Republic.
and Applcton'.s eyclopsdiu were ordered for
the high school.
The committee on heating nnd ventilation
reported an examination of the janitors of
the various schools and found all well iltted
for their place except. lohn Albert and ( ! . F.
Guyger. janitors of the Lcavcnworth and
Park schools. The committee commended
very highly Henry Williams of the St. Bar
nabas school for his intelligent comprehen
sion of his duties , and recommended his pro
motion to tlio charge of a larger building
when ono shall bo completed. The report
wus accepted ,
An additional lot was ordered for the
Dupaut school promises' not to cost to exceed
$1,800 , uud also that four additional rooms be
erected on the west of suid building.
John Frost was elected janitor of the Cen
ter school.
Attorney Montgomery , in behalf of the
Griffith estate reported the inability of tlio
estate to rinisli the work on the Webster
street school , contracted for by the lute
James Grinith. The widow was willing to
return the $4,400 received from the hoard ,
which wns lying in the bank , and to admit n
claim of * lOiU ) against the estate. , Messrs.
Guyo ami Bowou , Griffith's bondsmen , each
oflered to assume a loss of 500. The offer
was accepted , and a continuation of the work
on thu building ordered.
The Janitrcss of the cooking hchool was
placed ou the pay roll at u salary of 3 per
week.
Mr. Copeland presented a resolution asking
that it to the opinion of this board that in *
completing the proposed city hull the plans
should bo altered so as to remove thu police
court and city Jail to some other locality. Ku-
ferred to attorney of the board.
Thu committee on building and property
were insttueted to secure the Guild hull of
St. John's church as an annex to the Lang
school.
The secretary was Instructed to concspond
with the pro | > er persons In various cities in
regard to thu best methods for heating and
Ventilation. ,
On motion of Mr. Savillo it was decided
that on Thursday evening tlio committee on
imlldlngH und property meet the architects of
the various accupted plans for school build
ings , to confer with them in regard to heating
and ventilation.
The plans of George. L. Fisher for a sixteen-
room building oat Twenty-fifth and Mason
struots were also adopted for the building to
bo erected on thu Luke street grounds pro
vided satisfactory arrangements cau bo mudu
for the USD of the plans.
Colored paper and other material were
ordered for the drawing classes to enable
them to muko u proper exhibit ol their work
at the meeting of thq state teachers' associa
tion to ho held next month at Fremont.
Mr. Pratt offered a resolution asking that
the secretary notify Mr , Sidney Smith that
ho will not bo required to furnish plans for
addition to Lake street school building.
After considerable dcnato It was decided to
place this on Hlo ; Mr. Cnixilnud immediately
moved u reconsideration of the resolution by
which the plans of George L. Fisher were
adopted for the .Laku hchool. It was urged
by Mr. Sholes and ono or two other incmltoni
that by adopting for this building the plans
of E. M. Ellis for building on high school
grounds $700 would bo saved , as Ellis'- plans
hud to be paid for anyway. The motion lacking
u two-third vote was 'lost.
On motion of Mr. McConnell the report of
the llnunco comnn'Ucu on bonds -wu < f taken
up. The committee reported having
negotiated the bale of flOO.llOO of bonds with
the Omaha Loan and Trust company , the
not payment for tlio bonds to be $100,1)55 ) , in
cluding the accrued interest from January 1
to February 10 , 1JSS. The report was
unanimously adopted without any debate.
110 Wan From Nrw .Torney.
"I gue is I'll ' quit this crowd , " said Max
Kaiser , a Now Jersey man , ui ho loft a gang
that gathered around the patrol box at the
corner of Eleventh and Furnam streets to
watch him gathered in lust ulght.
"I guess you wont , " faid the ofllcer , und
Max was bundled into the patrol wagon. Ho
was very drunk , and on tho- account had
boon refused admission to the Farnam street
lodging house. Itelylng on the old proverb ,
"Try again , " lie , tried fcverul Union , until the
proprietor became tlioil , and at last bounced
him. When the ofllcor picked him up ho wus
toiug to solve the problem us to whether his
head or his feet llrst struc't thu sidewalk
when ho ramo-out , and ho hud all night In ths
cells to work it out.
Arrested for Einljozzlnmoiit.
A young nmn named William White was
arrested last night and Incarcerated In the
Cumlng street Jail for ombezjling IMO from
Thomas Lynch. In whose euiplpy ho lias been
tor a few months post.
THREE EPIDEMICS RAGING , .
The Monsloe , Scnrlot Fever nnd Dlp <
thorltv In Iowa.
SYLVESTER QANDA ON A TEAR.
One oftbo Defendant * In I IIP Tfnddock
Case Attempt * to I'nlnt Klom
City Atitl.Prntilliltlou
On Horseback.
Monsles nnd Honrlet Fever.
Siorx CITV , la. , Feb. .U [ Special Tele-
Kruin to tlw HCK. ] There U a run of ineaMoa
and scarlet fever hero. Over twenty fnm-
Hies are quarantined lor the latter disease ,
n nt Clonr I.nko.
MASON CITV , la. , Fob. 'JO. [ Special Tele-
Kram to the HEK. | The Clear Lake Inhabitants -
ants ate considerably ugitnted over the prev-
alcncj of diphtheria In their midst. The
board of health 1ms quarantined against It ,
and till schools are closed. One c.iso has re-
suited fatally. A number have been exposed
and it Is feared that It will spread.
Coming to Oninlin. '
Storx CITV , la. , Feb. 20. [ Spov'al ! Tolo- \
crum totho HIK. : ] Thu notorious Sylvester |
Orund.i , one of the defendants In the Haddock -
dock murder case , was arrested hero to-day
for playing cowboy with u revolver on the
streets. Ho was lined fc'iO but the line was
remitted on condition that ho leave town
within twenty-four hours. Granda is going
to Omaha.
Killed liy Con ) Onn.
DnsMoixus , la. , Feb. 20. ISiwclal Tolo-
pram to tho'HKE. ] Theodore Peterson and
his mother , living live miles west of Dews ,
Wright lounty , were found dead in bed yes
terday , having smothered fioui escaping anil
gus.
Crushed to Dentil.
Piiiiur , la. , Feb. M. [ Special Telegram to
the Bm.j D. M. Sipes , a resident of this
place , was Instantly killed at Manilla yester
day whllo coupling cars. The platform of
the cuuooso slipped under the dead wood of
the c.ir to bo attached , crushing the lower
part of his body into a lolly.
A Mounted Hoot
SiovxCnv , la. , Feb. ' . ' 0. [ Special Telegram -
gram to the UKK. ] A deputy sheriff to-day
captured a curiosity in the shape of u holo-iu-
the-wall ou horseback. The ofllcer suspected
that the fellow had liquor and giving chuso
caught him und found u quantity of liquor ,
CoiiKrcHsmnn Con or'n Atjplratlonn.
Dns MOINUI , la. , Feb. ! M.- [ Special Telegram -
gram to the Biii. : ] Major Conger , member
of congress from- this district , was In town
to-day , having been called homo by the death
of a relative. In conversation ho stated that
ho was a candidate for rcnoniinatlon. Sotno
other aspirants have already entered the Hold
but there is a very peiieral feeling that Mr.
Conger has made n good congressman and
that ho should be continued. His four yearn
just prepare him to take a good rank in thu i
house , und he has served the Interests of his ,
constituents so fur very faithfully. ,
In the Commons. '
LONDON , Feb. " 0. In the commons thii '
evening Ferguson , parllmentary secretary ol
'
the foreign oflleo , declared that there was no
truth whatever m the rcpjrt of any military
or naval action being taken or contemplated ! '
against Vetuheln , *
Clmplin , minister of agriculture , j
resumed the debate on thu uddrost
in reuly to the queen's speech. j
Ho commented on the prolonged f
dcpicsslon of agriculture and ho suid thu '
question was of greater importance than the
Irish question. Mnny thousands of acres of
land had gone out of cultivation and there
has been a concurrent decrease fn cattle nnd
sheep. Another effect of the depression
was thu mcrojso in the masses of unem
ployed. What could the government do , , to
assist , to better the state of affairs ) Lord
John Manners admitted the terrible condi
tion of the agriculture , but said the govern
ment had no specilic against Its dopresssion.
The government had consented to usk tlio
two houses to give assent to a bill giving a
department of agriculture. [ Cheers , ]
anil Ferdinand.
BKHI.I.V , Feb. 20 , Couiint Kchouwaloff , the
Kussiun ambassador , in an Interview with
Count Herbert Bismarck , suggested that
the powers write in advising the Porto , ns
the Kuorin of Bulgaria , declare Prince
Ferdinand's exercise of power illegal. It ii
reported that Bismarck advised Count Kill-
nosky to assort to the .suggestion on Russia's
pledge that the do'l.iratlons sluill bo uc-
campjiiled by no coercive measures.
Snow Storm in
LONDON , Feb. ) . An unusually largo
amount of snow has fallen In the north ol
Kngland. , The railroads nro seriously de
layed , A number of trains are snowed up
and much discomfort is experienced by pas
sengers , Farmsteads and thousands of sheet
are buried In snow and a few persons have
died from exposure. Thu storm Is general
throughout the country.
To An Asylum Instead.
Potcr Gross , convicted some time ago in
the United States court for perjury , and
sentenced , and who him been adjudged in-
bane us stated in the HII : ; suuio weeks ago ,
will on Sunday next ho convoyed to
Washington and turned over to the federal
authorities.
SJiiKiinnt Matrimonial Market. i
Only one application was mudo to > ludga )
Shields yesterday for permission to nnlrry
the contr.ictingpiirtle.s being UllevA. Duliols ,
aged twenty-three years , of Plultsmouth ,
Nrb. , and C.UTO ! L. Huol , twentyono yeara
of age , of Oniuhu ,
Brevities.
Jake Coffman , who keeps a saloon on
Sixteenth .street , was arrested lust even
ing charged with assaulting a woman.
The now grip cars for the Omaha cable
tramway company were bhippcd from
New York one. week ngo und arfi ex ,
puotod to arrive to-night or U-inorrow. ,
As boon a they come the Dodge btreot
line will IRJ put in operation. |
Tim county commissioners have 711-0- j
pared a communication nddvossedto the 1
chairman of the police committee , of tliu \
city council in which they slate that ,
they will board city prisoners in the
county jail for the prohqiit , and will '
'
chnrg'o 15 cunts per meal and 10 eepts
for lodging.
In the report of the burglary at 1512
Cnsb street in Sunday's Bi'.K it would
appear that tlio house wtia occupied by
thu family of U. II. Starkweather. Tjo |
house is occupied by the family of
Charles Alcott. Mr. Starkweather lias
u room there and it was his room tint
was burglari/.od and ho who captured
thu intruder.
A plasterer named Henry Thomas
while at work yesterday In n now build
ing on Twelfth btreot , between Hiirney
and Fnrnnin slipped and fell from the
bcatToldiiig on which ho wns standing.
He broke a couple of ribs and was other
wise badly braked and hurt. lie wna
taken to St. Joaoph' * hospital whuro ho
was properly cared fur.
Children Cry for Pitcher's ' Castorla. j
When H&bjr WM lick , tto E TO her CutorU.
Wheu ilia WM a Child , ( he cried for CMtovla ,
When alia became MI , ho clung to OurtorU ,
Wb bii the bad CtUMrM , * > gv Uxuu Qule/U.