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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE.
, SEVENTEENTH YEAE. OMAHA SUNDAY MORNING , ItfEBRUARY 20 , 1888.-TWELVE JPAGE&7 NUMBER 252.
DASHED INTO A FREIGHT ,
The Union Pacific Flyer Totally
Wrecked at Oolton.
FIRE SWALLOWS UP THE RUINS.
Engineer Powell Instantly Kilted nnd
Ills Hotly Burneel to a Crisp
Twelve Others More or
Tlio Wreck nt Cotton.
CIIBVENXE , AVyo. , Fob. St. [ Special Tele
gram tqtho lien. ] The Union Pacific fast
train No. 4 collided with freight No. 10 at
Colton , Neb. , this morning. The freight was
pulling Into a side traclr at Colton when
struck by the passenger. A car of benzine
took lire nnd exploded , Instantly enveloping
the wreck In flames. The passenger .engine ,
tender , baggage car , day coach and sleeper
were destroyed. Passenger Engineer Mich-
ncl Powell , of this place , was killed , and bis
fireman had bis leg broken. Five- passengers
were cut by broken glass , but none seriously
Injured. Travel will bo delayed twelve hours
by the wreck.
The wreck on the Union Pacific at Colton ,
Neb. , this morning , was ouo of the most de
structive that has occurred on the road. The
west bound freight , No. 10 , duo nt Colton
nt 12:40 : a. in. , was late , and was pulling into
the flido track , when tfio overland llycr ,
which passes Colton at 2:18 : , dashed into it nt
the rate of forty miles an hour.
The freight was struck at the third car
from the caboose. The car was loaded with
bonilno , and in a Hash the entire- wreck wus
in flames. Engineer Michael Powell , ol
Cheyenne , who was running the flyer , stood
nt his post and wus crushed to death
In the wreck. His fireman , named
Johnson , jumped nnd escaped with a broken
leg. The passengers , among whom were
General Superintendent Ed. Dickinson , were
but llttlo injured by tno collision , but were
obliged to leave the cars , which were on flrc
Instantly after the crash. The passenger en
pine , tender , baggage car , day coach , slccpei
ntid a number of freight cars were consumed
Most of the baggage , express ana mail were
lost in the fire. The collision broke dowr
the telegraph line , nnd but meagre detail ;
have been received hero. Colton is 405 inlloi
west of Omaha. Overland trains No. 1 and !
were run around the wreck by way of Jules
burg and Grcolcy , Colo. , to Cheyenne , bciuj
delayed twenty hours.
SIDNEY , Neb. , Feb. 25.- [ Special Tclcgran
to the BII : : . ] The Union Pacific ovcrlr.ni
flyer No , 4 , eastward bound , collided will
freight train No. 19 at Colton , nine miles cas
of here , at 1:30 : o'clock this morning. Tin
two trains had orders to meet a' Colton , am
No. 19 was entering the sidetrack , am
had cleared the main track all bu
lour cars when No. 4 catm
Hying along nt the rate of forty mile :
on hour nnd ran into a car of "non-explosivi
oil , " probably gusollno. The car took flrc
and the engine of No. 4 was totally demo !
Ishcd. Engineer Michael Powell was burn
to a crisp. His body will bo scut to Choy
cnno for burial. All the sleeping cars am
coaches , mail car and baggage , were dc
stroycd. The killed ami wounded are :
MICHAEL POWELL , engineer , killed.
AUGUST Jonxsox , llremau , thigh brokei
nnd bruised about the head.
AV. II. Muuriiv , Sloan , la. , hand hurt.
1. P. SMITH , Grand Island , Neb. , bee
En IsACSOX , right hand hurt.
Mus. DOUULAS , Murysvillc , Cal. , knees an
FRANK L-Awnnxcc , brake-man , Nort
Platte , bud cuts on tcmplo nnd hand badl
Gcounn MCNAMAIIA , Portland , Ore. , nnkl
A. A. BIIOWN , Portland , Ore. , head badl
JOHN LAW , Julcsburg , wrist thrown out (
Joint and ugly cuts about the head.
Mus. BISXTOX HEED , Jamcsvillo , N. Y
Mus. BAYAIII ) , Lnramio , nnklo sprained.
Lvov IlACKCXiiuno , Pawuco City , Neb
AV. 1) . KXOWLES , Mauard county , 111. , bac
burt , cuts in the head ai\d \ legs.
Mua. JOHN LinirniALL , Helena , Montun ;
shquldcr blade broken.
Supcrintondant Ed Dickinson was on Ni
4 with n special car , but was not injured , nr
gave orders at qnco to alleviate tli
sufferings of everybody. Agent Borio ni
Headmaster Alex. McGregor are on bar
doing noble work for the wounded. Doctoi
Ewcn , Field , Cotter and Hirnoy have the
hands full. Coroner Birney has suminom
Coroner Blrnoy and Jury visited the wrec
this p. in. nnd Is now holding inquest. Mar
witnesses hnvo been examined.
Some claim that Engineer Powell was 1
toxicuted when ho loft with the passengi
train and remarked ho intended to make 11
fastest run on record. Powell has nlwu ;
been known to bo n quiet , sober man. 1
was mi old engineer nnd ran between Sldm
mid Cheyenne. His body presented n tea
Conductor AVyman. of the passenger trai
says his train left Sidney nt 1:10 : a. in.
John Phillips , engineer on the freight , w
running on n time order to mo
, * . the limited nt Colton at 1 :
1 * He saw No. 4 coming and pot his train on
$ the switch excepting the last six cars. 1
j says Powell never applied his air brake at
1 * was passing him'at u rapid rate , when tl
1 collision occurred.
Prosecuting Attorney Kollly Is workli
vigorously on the case and trying to ntlui
the blame whcro It belongs and will not bti
until the case is thoroughly investigated.
Superintendent Dickinson and Agent Dor
havodono all in their power for the suffcrci
Passengers in the sleepers escaped with on
their night clothes , but clothing was providi
for them hero liberally by the rullroaii coi
The wreck Is now all raised from the trai
but presents n tcrrlblo sight. All the ca
except the last sleeper and Suporlntcnde
Dickinson's private car were burned. Tl
loss to the railroad company will probably
over $100,000. The wounded are being can
for at the Pacific hotel and an abla corps
physicians nro in attendance. Some of t
passciiRcrs have already settled with t
company for losses sustained and left tl
afternoon for the east. Dr , PfoiiTer , chl
Burgeon of the Union Paeilic , arrived he
Items From Crete.
CP.KTE , Nub. , Feb. 25. [ Special Telegrf
to the BEE. ] Lively operations have be
begun hero by D , M. Lewis , superinteiidc
of coiistruction of thuMissomi Pnciilc , wl
i fifty track layers who have begun laying ir
and tirs , which were shipped hero some dn
ngo. The workmen worked all night 1 :
night and tuls morning three tracks we
laid on the ground where other interest
parties were getting ready to dispute. LIvt
times ore expected In railway matters
Crete. The 13. & M. people have alwa
been master * of the situation but no\v w
have to ruitle with lively competition.
The rpruig boora is assuming lively prop *
Ifou * in Uils most romantic Kculu spot
Nebraska. The beautifully engraved map
recently published jmrtrayliig this Is attract
ing attention ovor.vwl.cre. Twenty-five
thousand copies hnvo been asked for by n
leading line ot road In this state to bo dis
tributed cast before the beginlng of the
cheap excursions to Nebraska next month.
One linn nlono has contracted for half a
million brick for buildings. They will erect
twenty new buildings , which nro now in pro
cess of construction or being contracted for.
The only danger to the building boom is a
shortage of brick.
Plnttc Breaking tip.
Fun.MoxT , Neb. , Feb. 23. [ Special to the
BFE. ] The Platte river is breaking up and
doing n great deal of damage In many places.
A short distance west of North Bend the
river is out of Its banks nnd has done serious
damage to the Union Pacific track. Trains
were held hero nil day yesterday to repair
the damage and two passed over the sub
merged portion last night , but the track is in
such bad shape that it is thought unsafe to
run any more over it at present. To-day all
Union Pacific trains are transferred hero to
the Fremont , Elkhorn & Missouri Valley
track , and running to Norfolk and thcnco to
FHFMOXT , Neb. , Feb. 25. [ Special to the
BEE. ] The Odd Fellows organized a
canton of Patriarchs Militant to-night. The
charter membership to this new canton Is
over fifty and the lodge thus starts out with
the largest membership of any In the state.
Oild Fellowship in Fremont Is very strong.
Will Bulltl at Once.
NniiHASKA CITV , Neb. , Feb. 25. [ Special
Telegram to the BBC. ] Mr. Busch , of the
Anheuser-Busch company , St. Louis , sent
information to-day to the city that the corn-
tinny were making preparations to commence
building here soon and that they would build
un opera house in connection such as the
state would be proud of.
A Pitiful Cane.
NEIIIUSKA CITV , Neb. , Feb. 25. [ Special
i'clcgram to the BEE. | Mrs. William
Tlpton to-day reported at police hcadquar-
crs that her husband had deserted her nnd
cr child , leaving them penniless and in
, Miint. Tipton is a son of highly respected
iiircnts nnd only two years ago married an
ccomplishcd and respected young lady in
lllnois , but the honeymoon had not yet
[ Hissed when ho began abusing her to sucli
in extent that the law interfered , but she re-
'used to pcosccuto him. Before leaving ,
Tipton mortgaged all their property for what
't was worth. The ofllcers are looking foi
EXETER , Neb. , Feb. 25. f Special Telegrair
to the Bri.l J. D. Dayton , of Madrid , Neb. ,
who was arrested at that place charged will
seduction , was examined hero to-day and
bound over in the sum of $1,000 to await tin
ction of the board of supervisors. The mair
witness for the prosecution , Miss Ellis Starr
s dead. Miss Starr was highly respcctcc
icro and wns a member of the Cliristiar
jhurch. Her ruin was accomplished umlei
promise of marriugo , and she died three days
: ifter giving birth to a child. The physician !
in attendance said her death was caused bj
grief at the desertion rather than by the ill
ness attending her conlinoment. Much in
lignation is felt hero over the affair.
News Front Norfolk.
Nouroi.ic , Neb. , Feb. 25. [ Special to tin
Due. | Mrs. Brown , wife of Bert Brown
who travels for H. C. Fisher & Co. , of Chicago
cage , died lust night after a few hours' sick
ness.A. P. Pllgcr , of the Norfolk Brick com
pany , has made application for the appoint
incut of a receiver on the ground that him
self and J. F , Flynn , who compose the com
pany. are unable to agree on the terms o
dissolution. Flynn is sheriff of Madisoi
county , _
Stoic a Horse.
YOHK , Neb. , Feb. 25. ] Special Tolegran
to the BEE. ] A valuable horse was stole ;
from the barn of A. F. Kobson , a farmer hv
ing near Gicsham , this county , on Thursda ,
night. The horse is bay with one white him
foot and will weigh about one thousan
pounds. The thief is supposed to bo n Gei
man eighteen years old , known as Elmo
Wmcchurst , alias Miller , alias a dozei
names. Ills height is about 5 fcot , 5 inches
weighs 150 ; pug nose , dark complexio n , bai
combed down on forehead. A reward of J5
is offered by the sheriff , of Hamilton count
for his apprehension.
THE WHEtiLEK MURDER.
Car Driver Graves FileH an Aflldftvl
"Wliich Causes a Sensation.
CLEVELAND , O. , Feb. 25 [ Special Tcli
gram to the Br.u. ] When Mrs. Whellei
wife of Benjamin AVhellcr was murdered ,
year ago Pat Graves , a careless goo
naturcd street car driver was arrested for tli
crime. Ho easily proved his innocence an
was discharged. Then Whollcr rich , eland
and queer was charged with the murdo
Ho too , was discharged. Graves then sue
AVhcllcr for § 125,000 , damages. The case a
traded wide spread attention , nnd seven
of the best known lawyers in Ohio bccan
interested in it. AVhcn the day of trii
came , the lawyers for Wheller surprised tl
lawyers for Graves by presenting a recci ]
signed by Graves showing that ho had settle
the case for 11,500. , There was a wild tin
then among the lawyers whoso hope of n fc
To-day the attorneys met to 'enter sottl
mcnt on the court records. In the midst i
the proceedings Graves' lawyers presented
nllldavit declaring that ho had no rccolle
tion of a settlement being made and asscrte
that if there was a settlement ho was drui
when it was entered into. Then Wheeler
attorneys were surprised and the Judge p
the case over until ho could look into it lu
thcr. The affair has caused a genuine sc
nation and there Is a rumor that the Clcv
land bar will investigate the matter.
A 0111,011 the Gulf.
KANSAS CITY , Mo. , Feb. 25. [ Special Tel
gram to the BEE. ] The Kansas City , Fc
Scott & Gulf railroad to-day made a swec
Ing reduction in freight rates. The Gv
route has been rather slow in cutting , b
was forced to this by the extremely low rat
made to points In Its territory from St. Lov
and vice versa , which was gradually drawii
shipments from instead of to Kansas Cit
The rates formerly prevailing on classes 1 ,
8 nnd 4 were 50 , 4' ' ) . UO nnd ' . ' 5 cents rcspc
lively. At present the rates on these class
are 25 , 20 , 16 and 10 cents. All the points <
the Kansas City , Clinton & Springfield , ai
Kansas City , Fort Scott & Gulf roads will
affected by the cut. A further reduction
Smallpox in Kansas.
KAXSAS CITV , Mo. , Feb. 25. [ Special Tel
gram to the BEE. ] Dr. John Fee of tl
city returned from McPhcrson , Kan. , to-dn
whither ho hud gone at the request of t
authorities of McPherson to invcstlpi
some supiK > scd coses of smallpox. He repot
that several rasea of the disease undoubted
exist there , but that measures have be
taken which will effectually prevent
Sentenced to Hans ; .
KANSAS CITY , Mo. , Feb. 15. [ Special Te
gram to the Dec. ] Jeff Stevens , convicted
the murder of Thomas Kelly , July 14 , 1&
was to-day scnUnccd to be hung April 20 ,
Kentucky Itonuhllcnn * .
LorisviLLE , Ky. , Feb. 26 , At n meeting
the republican central committee to-d :
Walter Evans wus nomlntu'od to fill t
yacaney on tUo national committee , .
A MISSOURI'S MEANNESS ,
Bland Filibusters Against the Omaha
THE MEASURE AGAIN POSTPONED.
Pacific Railroad Lobbyists at AA'ork
Upon Congressmen Illinois
Democrats After the
WASHINGTON BUIIKAU THE OMAHA BEE , )
B13 FOUIITEEXTII STHP.ET , >
AVASIIINOTON , D. C. , Feb. 25. )
Omaha's public building bill was reached
In the house this afternoon and would have
been promptly passed but for the miserable
meanness of some demagogical democrats.
Bland , of Missouri , nnd Tnulbce , of Ken
tucky , combined to filibuster , nnd they suc
ceeded in wearing away nil of the tlmo which
remained after the measure was taken up ,
and it is now unfinished business on the
calendar. But It will come up again on next
Tuesday , which has been set apart for bills
from the committee on public buildings nnd
grounds. Bo it said to their credit , not n
single republican uttered a word against the
bill as it was reported , and several of them ,
notably Mr. Gucnther , of AVisconsin , assisted
in every way they could to secure its Im
mediate adoption. As soon ns the bill was
reached Bland began his dilatory tactics and
Taulbcc siwko in opposition to it. Ho could
not sco why there should bo any appropria
tion made nt this tlme slnco the
government could not got n clcW'litlo to the
site till action was taken by the legislature.
Then , ho thougnt , there should bo nothing
done till the supervising architect'of the
reasury had approved the place of the build-
ng and ascertained the cost of it , which
irgument bore unmistakable traces of ab-
lurdity on Its face , for the first thing the
architect must know is how much the cost is
imltcd to , Taulbeo tried hard to get Chair-
: nan Dibble to admit that the object in appro-
printing at this time only a sufficient sum tc
[ iay for the site was to curtail the aggregate
of money appropriated for public buildings
and make a showing for economy on the eve
of a presidential campaign. This did not
please the democrats , coming as it did from
ono of their number. Mr. Dibble asserted
that the committee did not want to swell
, ho grand total to the extent the
'ull nnd complete appropriation would
bring it up to. AVbcn all but twenty minutes
of the session remained and when n vote wag
about to bo taken on the bill , Bland offered
three amendments , which were separatelj
and promptly voted down. Ho asked to cut
the amount down from $500,000 to $250,000 ,
then $ ai'0,000 , and rinally * 150,000. Ho demanded
manded n division on each vote so as to consume
sumo as much time us possible. AVhcn the
last amendment had been defeated the time
was exhausted and the house adjourned tc
Monday. Mr. McShane , who fought noblj
for the bill against the odds of the filibuster
ers , says the measure will be promptly passet
on Tuesday , as the previous question ha
been called and the house is ready for the
final vote. Mr. Dorsoy says and his opinior
is that of the Omaha representative thai
when the bill Is sent to the senate nnd a con
ference appointed , the full amount nppropri
ated by the senate bill will bo secured.
PACIFIC 1IAILIIOA1) LOiniYISTS AT WORK.
Representatives of the Pacific railroad !
are determined 10 so muddle the minds o :
members of the committees in both houses
having charge of the bills to extend the in
dcbtedncss of the Pacific railroads to th <
government thai they will have their owt
way about legislation. Charles Francis
Adams , president of the Union Pacific , nm
his attorney , Mr. Story , delivered long argu
uicnts before the senate special committei
on the Pacific commission to-day. They gavi
no new information about the condition o ;
the Union Pacific , for which they talked , bu
employed the sauio old statement and con
tinued to plead poverty and ask for littli
more than the majority report of the commis
A member of the senate committee statc <
to the J3iB correspondent this evening that i
was likely that each of the Pacific companlei
would bo treated separately and distinctly ii
the bill providing for an extension of the !
indebtedness to iho government. The coudi
tion of each road financially differs from tin
others , and in his opinion distinct Icgislatioi
would bo necessary for each distinct eorpor
ation ; that while the extension of time fo
ono road might not bo more than forty years
another may bo given seventy-five years , am
while the payments and interest for one ma ;
bo low , for others they will bo high.
There is a big lobby hero iu the interest o
the Pacific railroads and undoubtedly a grea
deal of money and Influence will bo cxpcndei
to got Just what the companies desire. Pec
pie about the capital are unable to under
stand why Commissioner Littler should sta ;
hero and spend bis valuable time wlti
members and senators antl make arrange
uicnts before the committees for the purpos
of having his report sustained by congrcs *
As the commission and his work ended whe ;
ho signed the report , which went to th
president many weeks ago , tlicro Is no ofl :
cial obligation resting upon him to sustai
his action before congress. Ho seems t
deem It proper , however , to do so , eve
though his expenses must bo considerable
and liis time of some value. Commlssionc
Anderson is also lending bis valuable ai
In support of the majority report signed b
himself and Littler. Commissioner Patt
son , who nlono recommended that the gov
ernmcnt should treat the corporations ns i
would treat individuals , is not hero workin
in the interest of his report , probably b <
cause it is not in the Interest of the railroa
ILLINOIS MEX rOK THE VICE TOESIDKNCT.
Quito u spirited little canvass is going o
between the thrco prominent federal ofllci
holders from Illinois for the vice president ! !
nomination with Cleveland. A year at ;
Commissioner of Pensions Black was spokei
of for the second place on the ticket wit
Mr. Cleveland , and it was stated that pensio
boards and other tribunals were being orgai
izcd by the commissioner of pensions with
view to booming himself , and that many a ]
pointments were made of men who coul
wield nu influence in securing the vice prea
dentlal nomination. On the heels of this tl
postmasters throughout the country , nn
especially those of the fourth class , consls
ing of many "thoroughbred democrats ,
began to talk of First Assistant Postmnste
General Stevenson , also of Illinois , for tli
vice presidency. General Stevenson wi
referred to as the most thorough going doii
ocrat connected with the administration , ar
it will bo remembered that ho earned a grei
deal of pralso nnd considerable reputatic
with his party by being the first to wield tl
guillotine vigorously , and bringing aboi
wholesale changes in the postoftico service.
And now comes William H. Morrison , i
horizontal tariff reduction fume , and prcs
dent of the inter-stato commerce commlssloi
nnd announces that ho is n candidate for tl
vieo presidential nomination. Mr. Morrlse
is also an ex-soldier , and has worked tl
soldier influence to assist himself in h
nspiratiuns. During the meetings of tl
national democratic committee this week 1
circulated among the members and quiet !
informed them that ho would be grateful f <
f auy support which they might accord him :
i their several states. Some surprise is e
s pressed that Morrison should ask for tl
nomination since ho was defeated by such
large majority when he ran for congres tl
last time , and when be had such an Imincm
democratic majority in his favor. Morrise
f still clings to the idea , however , that ho Is c
the popular side or the tariff Issue , and th :
his soldier record will aid strength to tl
ticket headed by Mr. Cleveland. Tl
triangular fight among the Illlnolsai
threatens to breakout violently uud to b
come an interesting preliminary skirmish , ,
GOOD m B IILA1II 111LL ,
A member of the house committee .on ed
callon skid to-day thttt , the lllalr education
bill , which passed the ncnato last week , will
not come beford the hcnisc , ns It will never bo
reported from the 'c6niinlttce. Ho said , fur-
thur , that the committee on rules will not re
port Cutcheons' resolution , which provides
that when two-third * , ol the members of the
house petition the speaker the latter must
recognize anyone they may designate to call
up a measure , us thu resolution was Intended
to cover the Blair bill and secure its consid
eration if it should come from the committee.
SIIF.III11AN THINKS IT'S 1ILAINE.
General Phil Shcriduh nnd his staff visited
the G.A.H. fair now In progress Into last night ,
accompanied by "Wild Curloy , " the scout
and guide who used to hunt over the ground
wncro Omaha now stands. Wild Curly has
been with Buffalo Bill In England and says
ho Is plad to get bark here , although England
Is good enough for nn American to look at.
AVhilo General Sheridan was walking around
through the booths admiring the pretty
things on exhibition nnd chatting with the
ladies ho was approached by Nellie AVilklu-
son , a beautiful . "Homany Maid , " who is
doing the GypsoM tricks.
"I want to tell your fortune , " she said to
the little warrior.
"No , " ho reriied good-naturedly , ' 'my
fortune is already told. "
"But I can tell you wh * will te president , "
she persisted. (
General Shcrldun's eyes lightened as ho
said : "Friend t Blaluo has removed nil
doubts as to whojwlll bo president. "
Those who hcatd the conversation regarded
It ns an expression of belief by General
Sheridan that the Plumed Knight has made
secure his nomination by the letter of decli
nation ho wrote n few etoys ngo. This is the
first opinion that the general has expressed
publicly on tl\o \ subject.
ur.visiox or THE LAND LAWB.
Chairman Holman , of thu house committee
on public lands , said this afternoon that the
report on the revision of the general land
laws would not be ready for the house before -
fore next Tuesday or AVednesday. It would
then bo recommitted to the committee nnd
the following wcqk would come up for con
sideration. The reM | > rt will cause a good deal
of discussion and.it Is not at nil n foregone
conclusion that the measure will bo passed.
VILAS1 HEW OUDEll.
The halls of the interior department pres
ented n deserted appearance to-day , which
was due in a measure to the enforcement of
Secretary A'ilas' ironclad order forbidding
any absences of 'employes from their desks
or the reception nnd entertainment of visitors
during ofllco hours. The only persons to bo
n , excepting an occasional stranger , were
few chiefs of divisions , who appeared to
feel as though the order had no personal ap
plication to themselves , when , in fact , it is
intended to apply specially to them. Several
of the chiefs have been loafing around on the
trcets or at the cupitol dnring business
hours , permitting their divisions to run with
CLOSING THE SOCIETY REASON.
Society is running down at the national
capital. This evening's local papers have
: nnny announcements showing that the soci
ety people are hastening the close of the sea
son , Dinners nnd luncheons nro the accepted
'orms of fashionable entcrtainments.'during
jeut. Some of the handsomest of the sea-
.on were given during the past week. An
effort is being nvulojo simplify the luncbcons
md shorten the length of the -time required
o serve them by curtailing the menu. They
, ; rew so tedious and elaborate last season
that many ladies with other cngnpeincnts to
utili7o their afternoons were loth to give
fashionable luncheons or to accept invita
tions. It is also considered bad form to offer
extravagant and costly favors. Many people
are deterred froracntcrtainingbccauso of the
contrast between what they give away
as little bouvenirs'of ' the occasion and the
costly gifts they receive at the tables of their
frieiils. But if every man's house is his
castle , every woman's table is her own field
also and nobody can.dictato as to what she
shall do or omit. Five o'clock teas are pre
valent and duringitho next month will bo a
fashionable diversion : The cxodUs to Flor-
dtl and Fort MonrOe is not noticeably great :
For the latter it Is considered n trifle too
early in the season , and , unless for a very
few , the journey south is too expensive to bo
APPLICATION FOB LINCOLN IIECOSIMEXHED.
The secretary of the treasury to-day sent
to the house of representatives a letter from
the supervising architect of the treasury , en
closing a copy of a communication from the
mayor and others of Lincoln , Neb. , including
the estimate of the city engineer for paving
and grading the streets around the city of the
public building in Lincoln , nnd saying In view
of the apparent necessity nnd justice of the
case ho recomments that the appropriation
of $10,000 bo granted.
IOWA'S F.UtJI ANIMALS.
The commissioner of agriculture has just
issued his report on the number and values
of farm animals In the United States. Ho
has no return from.Ncbraska , but the follow
ing appears of Iowa : As sheep raising eavc
way to hog raising , so the latter is yielding
to the business of horsu raising. Breeding
horses and selling horses is the topic of con
versation hero on every corner. There is n
grand movement generally in this direction.
A comparison of thrco principal lists ol
block raising will show the increased atten
tion given to this business. Tno business of
buying nnd shipping horses out of the state
has assumed largo proportions. Scarcely a
town of 500 inhabitants but has its resident
shipper , supplemented by frequent visits
from outside buyers. They are shipped tc
almost every point of the compass. The
rapid move toward heavier nnd greater stocij
shows in tho. price of colts and
grown horses. In some localities , even in
the western counties , the prices of colts
under thrco years exceed that of horses ovei
that age. The crossing of imported Perch
cron , Clydesdale nnd English draft stallions
on native mares is producing a hardy , stronf
race , which , for the heavy work of the farm
Is about all that can bo desired. There is i
healthy and commendable spirit for cruel inf.
up cattle by pure blood. In the breeds mosi
sought the short horns maintain a strong preeminence
eminence , with Herefotds , Polled-Angus am
Jerseys following , perhaps , in the ordei
named. Sheep are rapidly disappearing fron
the fields of Iowa. The auditor's rcpori
shows a gradual decline in numbers Iron
lyw80 , : ! in IbOT to 2Tl,23in , 18s7. AVhcn it ii
considered that sheep kept for the fleece
must live on less than } cunt n day. and tha1
it will take a flock of twenty-five lambs t <
grow in value as fast as ono good colt , there
should bo no wonder nt the decline. Tin
loss of hogs by the ( so-called ) cholen
is enormous. An estimated loss o
10,000 head comes from ono ( Buchanan ) com
pany nlono. Other localities report losses t <
the extent of 75 per cent and some of entin
herds. Grading and breeding for pure bloodi
has been practiced much longer than in nni
other stock and scarcely a farmer of any pretensions
tensions but has his pen of pure blood. S <
far ns nppenranccs go they have nttainei
nearly to perfection , but this attainment i
guinea at the expense of strength and hard )
ness , and it is costing much more than it i :
worth. Delicacy of ; form nnd susceptibility
to disease seem to go'hand. in hand.
There was an Important republican con
fcrenco here to-dnyj participated In by ex
Senator Platt , ex-Postmaster General Franl
Ilatton , Keprcsentativo AVilliam AValtei
Phelps and Murat Halstcad. It will bo re
membercd that whe/nstho / Blaine letter wa
announced Mr. Phelps refused to bo inter
viewed , but it "was intimated that ho favorct
Senator Frank Hlscock , of Now York , as
heir -to the Pluirfcd Knight's following
Hiscock was put up by Phelps nnd Platt t
beat AVurner Miller for the senate , am
It was n test of Blalne's strcngtl
in New York against the opposition
Hiscock being an avowed Blaine man
while Miller wus not one of the Maine man'
followers. Biscoelf was successful , and i
has been suspected hero over since that ai
attempt would b'o made to substitute Hlscocl
ut the proper moment for Blaine in the prcs
Idcntlal race. Late to-night it was state
that this was to-day arranged by thobo gen
tlemcn , and that an effort will bo made t
make the transfer. Blaine is a warm frien
of Hiscock. '
Robert Patrick , assistant United State
district attorney , and Colodel J. N. H. Pal
rick , Frank Hilton , editor of the Blair Pilol
and J. E , Hungato , a prominent politician e
Nebraska , are in the clty ; ls > o J. C. CoyKcr
dall , of Omahor
* ' PenitY S. HIUTII.
AVAsniXGTOSf , Feb. 24. [ Special Tele'grai
to the.BKE.J J. J , Randall was to-eay } r
pointed postmaster at TruinbullCUy count }
, vice Ervin J. Parker , removed , . . '
THE BURLINGTON TROUBLES ,
A General Strike of Engineers
A TALK WITH CHIEF ARTHUR.
lie Claims tlic Brotherhood Una Done
Everything In Its Power to
Avert It The Outlook *
The "QV Pending Walkout.
CHICAGO , Feb. 25. [ Special Telegram to
the BEE. ] The strike of the engineers and
firemen of the Chicago , Burlington & Quiucy
railroad system has not yet occurred , but
there has been no settlement of the trouble
between the men and the company , nnd the
strike is likely to tnko place at any moment.
The delegates representing the different
divisions and branches of the road , who spent
nearly three weeks in Chicago negotiating
with the company for n settlement , returned
homo yesterday. Some of them have two
days' Journey to make before reaching home ,
but ns soon as they have reported the .facts
to the local assemblies which they represent
n general strike will occur. It is not likely
that the men will quit work before Monday
morning. There nro about two thousand
engineers nnd liremcnemployed on the Bur
lington system nnd should they quit work
12COO other men conductors , brakemen nnd
roundhouse men will bo thrown out of em
Chief Engineer Arthur was seen at his
hotel to-dny. "I will bo right hero all day , "
ho said , glancing from n paper he held , while
seated in the hotel rotunda , "and If the ofll-
ccrs of the railroad desire to sco me they
know whcro I nm. "
"Will you not call on General Manager
Stone again ! "
"I will not. I made my last call there yes
terday. I gave him then to understand what
to expect. "
"What did 5-ou tell himl"
"I told him I had given my consent to
strike to the Chicago. Burlington & Quincy
members of the Brotherhood of Engineers. "
"Have you been in favor of inaugurating a
strike all the tiuiel"
"By no means. There would have been a
strike long ago but for mo. The men have
been entirely too anxious to go out. They
have been waiting for my consent. Jt has
not been our policy to strike
when there is any other means
available for settling a dispute.
In this case , however , being a practical en
gineer myself , and knowing what other com
panies are paying , I nm satisfied that the de
mands of the men are just and for that rea
son I gave them my consent to a strike. The
committee of twenty-five , which has been in
session , has disbanded nnd gone home , the
chairmen of the sub-committees and Grand
Master Sargeant , of the Firemen's Brother
hood , remaining hero with me. "
"How long will you remain in the cityl"
"Until this trouble is settled. "
"How peen will that bo ? "
"It will not bo later than Monday morning
and may bo sooner. "
"What do you mean by settled ? "
"I mean whether there will be n strike 1"
"Have you the power to call out the men ? "
"No , I only give my consent , and then
they take a vote. They cannot strike with
out my consent , nnd it lies with themselves
whether they strike after they get it , "
"Do you think the men want to strike ? "
"I toll 5'ou they are only too anxious. "
"Over what territory will this extend ? ! '
"Over the entire system of the Burlington
Mr. Goddard , one of the solicitors of the
road , said : "The two main points of the con
troversy between the engineers and the rail
road company are the question of the rate of
pay and the classification as to the method of
the rates of pay. The Chicago , Burlington
& Quincy system is now divided into divis
ions , over which the several runs are made.
For instance , from Chicago to Aurora , from
Aurora to Galcsburg , from Gnlcsburg to
Burlington that is the main lino. There
are brancli lines and the branch runs are illf
fercnt from this main lino. The pay of the
engineer is based on the amount of the work
done on these divisions and the value of his
services , and the amount of business done.
The pay is so much for the trip , not so much
per mile. This is the most equitable way of
paying because these division runs differ at
different sections of the road aecordingto the
difference in the amount of labor , time and
responsibility required of the engineers upon
the different rims and divisions. Under this
system engineers of this road have earned as
much as flbO per month. As to the question
of classification , the present system is :
There nro three classes of engineers nnd
firemen. The first year men are paid so
much per trip.'the second year men n higher
amount nnd the third year men n still larger
amount , which makes the full rato. The
engineers demand that this classification bo
abolished and that as soon as a fireman be
comes nn engineer ho shall bo full-fledged
and bo paid full rates. The massing of en
gineers into one common body nnd paying
them all alike , taking no account of superior -
perior ability or intelligence , seems
unjust and unfair , csDccially in
these times , which tend to assure to each
man of whatever rewards are duo to his
abilities and skill , not to produce casts , all
members of which nro on the same level.
The Chicago , Burlington & Quincy engineers
must hnvo been apparently satisfied , because
very few have left our service and entered
that of other railways. On the other hand ,
many engineers of other roads have applied
to the Chicago , Burlington & Quincy foi
positions , which they certainly would not
have done if our system of paying by the
trip nnd of classification was an unjust one.
It also indicates that they would not receive
less wages per month on the Chicago , Burling
ton & Quincy than for similar services on othei
roads. All our experienced engineers whc
are paid for a trip run are earning ns mucl ;
per month ns those on neighboring railroads
There has been no general complaint to the
ofllcers of the road that the wages per inontl.
are less than those on other roads for simllai
services , nor that they nro inadequate foi
those services rendered. The company 1m ;
always been ready to consider all complaints
of that nature , and , if they prove to bo well
founded , to advance the pay so that its cm
ployos shall receive ns much per Inonth as ii
paid by neighboring railroads. "
Preparing for the Strike.
KANSAS CITY , Mo. , Feb. 25. [ Special tcl
cgram to the Bun. ] The officials of the Bur
lington road arc quietly making preparation !
for the strike of the Brotherhood of Loco
motive Engineers which It is expected wil
take place Monday. The engineers refusc <
to talk when questioned regarding the strike
Danger Front the Knights.
CHICAGO , Feb. 25. [ Special Telegram tt
the BEE. ] If a strike Is begun on the Chl
cngo , Burlington & Quincy railway systen
by the engineers and firemen there may bo i
pretty little complication which men havi
not been counting on. It is asserted in labo
circles that the Knights of Labor are await
ing for Just such an opportunity to gratify ar
old grudge against the brotherhood. In 187' '
there was a strike of the Brotherhood of En
ginccrson the Heading road. The organiza
tlon was not so powerful then as now. It
men worked with the Knights of Labor en
gineers , and when they went outtlio knight !
remained in and the strike was lost. Whc ;
the present Heading strike bega
there were only n few knights ther
who had worked In 1877 , but I
was at once noised about the
the brotherhood would furnish all the. me
necessary to run the Heading road and defer
the knights , thus getting oven with them fc
their offense of ten years ago. The Knight
of Labor in this city claim thero'aro brothei
hood men , now working on the Hoadlni
Chief Arthur denies this um\ \ says no me
vent to work in place of the striking knights
vlth the knowledge nnd consent of the oftl-
ers of the brotherhood. However , the 1m-
iresslon exists among the knights hero that
hey did , and there is strong disposition to
ry for revenge If they can. This nt present
s one of the dangerous elements to the suo-
ess of the strike of the brotherhood men.
GHASTLY BAGGAGE ! .
ortlons ot a Human Body Found In n
AVixoxA , Minn. , Feb. 25. [ Special Tele
gram to the BEE. ] AVhllo the morning train
rom Chicago wns waiting In Wlnona for the
rack to bo cleared of the freight wreck near
Stockton , on Friday , the baggagemen were
tucking up the baggage when a valise fell
own and burst open , and to the horror of the
> ystnndcrs out rolled n human head upon the
ilank of the platform. The men were com-
ilctely horrified nnd a search was nt once In-
tltutcd which resulted In the finding of nn
arm nnd two hands mid several other portions
f n human being. There was a trunk also
iclonglng to the same checks coming from
2hicatro to a few miles therefrom. The men
ilaccd the valise on the front platform of the
car nnd the railroad ofllclals were promptly
lotlflcd. Investigation was made and it
urncd out that the property belonged to Ed-
vurd Morrison , a young medical student
'rom Hush Medical college , Chicago. Ho was
lually permitted to go his way unmolested.
NOT FOUG12I ) .
Jr. Armstrong Identifies the Building
Association Orders as Genuine.
CINCINNATI , Feb. 25. [ Special Telegram
o the Br.u.J A new turn wns taken to-day
n the case o Frank Hlegcl , late assistant
cashier of the Metropolitan National bank of
his city , who was arrested charged with
orgcry by Dr. C. L. Armstrong , president of
ho Arcade Building association. To-day Dr.
Armstrong identified his supposed forged
signatures to orders to the building nssocia-
Ion ns genuine , and ho Is puzzled to explain
tow ho came to sign orders for $8,000 , without
tnowing what ho was doing. It relieves
Uegcl of the charge of forgery and lays the
bundatlon for a charge of false imprisonment
against those who hold him in duranco.
Another development In that case wns that
n the loan of ? 8,000 made from the Arcade
Building association , T. D. Gosch , the osten
sible borrower , appears to have borrowed not
or himself but for Riegcl. Ho says Ktegel
came to him nnd asked to borrow this $8,000 ,
cash for bis ( Hlcgcl's ) use , and suggested
hat ho give as security a mortgage on realty
vhlch Kicgol got appraised for over $12,000 ,
vhcrcas it cost the owner only $1,500 a very
hort tlmo ngo.
FIGHTING OV13U THEIR , FATHER.
A. Double Tragedy Results From a
Faintly Quarrel In Ohio.
CLEvr.i.AND , O. , Feb. 25. Lewis Chcsrown
sr. , of Mohicnnvlllo , a man seventy-six years
of age , of late years has been perfectly help-
ess and has resided with his son. All his
iropcrtj' was deeded to his children upon
condition that they would keep him the re
mainder of his life. For a number of years
hey have been quarreling amongst them
selves over the division. Recently Lewis
Uhesrown Jr. , was appointed guardian of his
'athcr. Last Wednesday the other sons carried
away their father. Lewis Chesrown , Jr. ,
obtained a ivrit of habeas corpus .vhlch was
; lvcn to Constable Kelly to servo. He went
; o thoTiouso of John Chcsrown , where- the
old man was confined. Five of the Ches
rown boys were in the house , nnd they re-
'used to onen the door. Kelly got a posse
md forced an entrance. As ho crossed the
hreshhold ho was shot by Elias Chesrown ,
md so badly wounded lie died to-night.
'Colly's ' deputy , Jacob Helbcrt , next fell dead
with n bullet in bis brain. Ellas gave him
self up. Foui' other brothers , Adam , AVes-
ey , John and Joseph were arrested.
\VIIjLi AVED AN INDIAN.
Strange Caprice or n Society Girl
Piciiun , Dak. , Feb. 25. [ Special Telegrams
o the BKB. ] Miss Bcllo Cora Fellows , at
3hoyenno agency , will , on the 10th of March ,
marry Chaska , a full-blooded Indian. Mis
Fellows recently came from Washington ,
where she is highly connected. Her father
holds nn important position In the pension
department , nnd she has a sister in the treas
ury. The excitement in social circles nt Forts
Bennett nnd Sully is great. Chaska is a
worthless fellow who has passed many days
n the guard-house for stealing. Miss Fel
lows does not make u secret of the coming
nuptials , feeling proud of it.
Probable Loss to the Railroads By the
MINNEAPOLIS , Fob. 25. Thn Northwestern
Rcllroadcr carrying on a calculation of the
rate war to railroad companies , shows to-day
that the loss over the whole territory affected ,
has been not less than $4,500,000. With this
loss already incurred nnd the certainty of
two weeks more of fighting , the companies
cannot now got out of the war they hnvo en
tered so blithely without having forfeited at
HANDY WITH HIS GITN.
. Tcvns Sheriff Kills Four Bandits
and Wounds Another.
BIIOWNSVJLLC , Tex. , Feb. 25. It Is reported
that Deputy Sheriff Coy was attacked at F.l-
cucro ranch by five bandits. Ho killed four
of them and badly wounded the other.
Rho Got the License.
CHICAGO , Feb. 25 , [ Special Telegram tc
the BEE. ] A small buxom lady with a dnrli
complexion , pearly teeth and wearing a seal
skin sacque , was ono of Clerk Snlmonson's
customers nt the mnrrlago license window
to-day. She rested ono delicate hand on the
counter and blushed as she asked if that was
the place whcro marriage licenses were dis
pcnsed nt a slight expense. When told thai
it was the lady then announced that she was
forty-two years of ago nnd had to repeat 11
three times before the clerk would believe it
She gave her name as Mrs. Mary T. Llbbej
and .that of her intended spouse as Petci
McGcoch , ngrd fifty-five , of Milwaukee
Wls , The bridegroom is said to bo the wcl
known former wealthy speculator on the
board of trade who lost u foityno on s
"corner , " but is still a big railroad man in
the Cream City.
A Cyclone in TcnncRfccc.
CEDAU HILL , Tcnn. , Feb. 25. A seven
wind and hail storm passed through this sec
tion last night. A cyclone struck Roberi
Shcrrod's farm , sweeping it bare for n spaw
of llfty yards wide. On the adjoining f.mi
of Samuel Sn.vcrs it carried away all th <
fences and outhouses. The barns and out
houses throughout this section were dc
Hhot Dead By the Guard.
COLUMIIUP , O. , Feb. 25. Franklin Stump
Incarcerated for passing counterfeit money
was shot dead by n guard In the Ohio pen !
tentlary this morning. Ho refused to b <
punished and assaulted the guard with i
Killed Ills AVI To and then
MILWAUKEE , Wis. , Feb. 25. AVinkler , . i
young German , 'shot bis wife and then com
mittcd suicide. , Winkler's mind was kpowl
to have bec'n somewhat deranged and till
together with his domestic troubles is 'sup
posed to have led to the deed.
PRECURSOR TO A HURRICANE ,
The Cnueo of the Unnatural Calm
in the Commons.
AN EXPLOSION SOON EXPECTED.
The "Wonderful Power of PnrneU
Over the Hnnk nnd Kilo of
Ills Party Gladstone
A New Lent" Turned.
[ Copi/j leM IStS In Jan\tf \ ( 'onion Hnnttt.\ \
LONDON , Feb. 25. [ Now York Herald
Cable-Special to the BEE. ] AVe have turned
over n new leaf In the houso. Henceforth
there will bo no more going homo with the
nllk nt 0 In the morning. AVe shall meet at
i In the afternoon nnd ccnso dcbnto at mld
night , with u possible detention of ono hour
more for general business , This great
change was made In one night nnd yet the
world seems to bo going on mucli the snmo as
usual. The unnatural calm that prevails justl
now must bo the precursor . to a
hurricane. During the past week wo
liavo seen Mr. Gladstone compli
menting Lord Salisbury , Mr. Smith
iraislng Mr. Gladstone , and Tim Henley civil
to the speaker. These nro portents which
end shrewd observers to oxi > oet n tremend
ous explosion before long. AVhat has trans-
'ormed Mr. Gladstone ? AN'hy does ho cotno
lown night after night to sprinkle rose water
over the astonished and blushing Smith !
Mr. Parncll sits with hat drawnovor his eyes
watching the ceremony with much secret
amusement , while Mr. Bigger gives thnt
iccullur chuckle which sounds like the cry of.
i sheep. Mr. Gladstone takes no notice ot
its allies. Ho leans over the tables , smiles
amiably upon Mr. Smith , who smiles back ,
nncli flattered and delighted , and soon after-
w rds Mr. Gladstone goes away for the
night. It looks to some of us very like the
administration of chloroform before tha
Some Parnellltcs who do not understand
Gladstone's little ways are impatient , but
their own leader Is Just behind them over
jatient , ever watchful. Parncll Is seldom
absent from the house now all through the
sittings. This Is quite unusual. Sometime *
ic disappears and the boys think ho has gene
'or the night. Dr. Tanner begins his antics ,
.ho friskiest of the band show signs of worry-
ng the speaker , obstruction sots in when
suddenly the ringleaders look back nnd sea
the tall figure and pale countenance of the
uncrowned king. A silence falls upon
them. Dr. Tanner looks as If ho
were In a church , the mettle
some young bloods slip out quietly by
a side door , business goes on smoothly , yet
Mr. Parncll has said no word , made no sign.
Ills presence is enough. The leaders of tha
regular parties sit in front of their follower
whcro they can bo seen , but cannot see much
except their rivals opposite. The Irish party
liavo their own way of doing everything.
The rank and file take the front seats , wbilo
the leaders go back. No special place is re
served for Mr. Parncll , but ho usually sits
near the end of a bench whence ho can com
mand n general view of his forces.
The other night lira Henley wns inclined
to cut up roughly , Interposing delays to
purely formal business , oven challenging A
division. Sir Charles Russell and other lib
eral leaders tried to mollify him , but ho was
obdurate. The division bells rung. la1
trooped the members from the smoking room
nnd libraries , but before they know what was
going on Mr. Pnrnell leaned over and said a
few words to the redoubtable Tim. The con
sequence was that when the speaker put tha
question it passed unchallenged. Henley :
was mute , Parncll impassive , the whole I
force solemn as owls. Such discipline *
has never yet been reached by English po
litical parties as this. It has been done by a
man who is no orator , who seldom goes to
public meetings , and who never speaks any
where if he can possibly avoid It. In former
days the first question of n stranger on enter
ing the house was , "AVhich Is Mr. DlsrnelH" ,
Now five out of six nsk to have Parnell
pointed out. It Is unnecessary to look long
for Mr. Gladstone. No ono can look around
without instantly recognizing the most remarkable <
markablo head and fnoo in the whole assem
The week comes to an end with n damps *
for the old man. Ho and his followers gen
erally expected to win Doncastor nnel tha
unionists fully expected to loose it. It is tha
clear gain of a scat to them. The housa
to-day is composed of 813 conservatives , 73
liberal-unionists , together 3S5. Against them
are 10S Gladstonians and 80 Pnrnollltos. The
government majority is 101. Thus stands tha
roll. How far it will bo modified In tha
course of the session no man can toll , but for
the present Doncaster has shattered tha
hopes of the Glndstonians. If they win Dept *
ford this week they will bo ahead again. A ,
reverse of two soon elevates or depressed1
The only man who keeps unmoved through
nil vicissitudes is Labouchcro. Ho has a
hearty contempt for both bides and does not
hesitate to express it. His candid opinion ot
the liberal leaders would bo worth having.
AVhat ho thinks of Lord Salisbury anil
Nephew Balfour ho told us on Thursday , and
Mr. Gladstone ungratefully snuffed him out.
Labby will have n return match some day
nnd ha will not come out second best.
Meanwhile the long expected ro-orgnnlza-
tion of.tho ministry Is still delayed , AVheu
they lese a seat they talk of it , when they
win they don't. ' If nothing is donebofora
the queen leaves England on the 20th ot
March , the sumo team will probably drag
the government coach throughout the sos
slon. In that case Mr. Gladstone is confi
dent he can upset , and it would bo rash to
predict that ho will fail.
A MEMHEK OF PAIILIAMENT.
A Tornado In Indiana.
EVANSVII.I.E , hid. , Fob. 22. A tornado
which passed over A'andenburg and adjoin
ing counties ycstordry afternoon did great
damage. Advices received from townships
In this ( A'andenburg ) and Gibbon counties !
nro to the effect that dwellings , barns , stables ,
fences and orchards have greatly suffered. '
Much loss of life to stof'k Is reported. , ;
Plead Not Guilty.
CiNCisXA'ii , Feb. 25. AVilliam Means , lata
president of the Metropolitan National bank ,
appeared before Judge Sago and pleaded not
guilty to the charge of misapplication ot
funds for which ho was indicted , und was re
leased on $30,000 bond.
CHICAGO , Feb. 25. The secretary of th
state democratic central committee has 1
sued n call to the chairmen and secretaries of
Indiana , Ohio , Michigan , AVisconsin , Mlnn >
sotn , Nebraska and Iowa for a meeting
March ( t , at the Palmer liouso , Chicago , ta
organize for co-operative campaign work.
A Mcxtqnn Judge Murdered.
McTAHoius1 , Mox , , Fcb/25. Advicca front.
Tula state that last night Judge Emilo V.
Martinez , the high-cot judicial authority ,
murdered In that city. ' > .
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