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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE.
SEVENTEENTH YEAR. OMAHA , SATURDAY MORNING. MARCH 3 , 18S8. NUMBER 250 ;
ARTHUR'S ' OMINOUS ORDER ,
A Mootlhg of Chairmen of Grievance
ALL WESTERN ROADS INVOLVED.
A Statement Ry the Chief of the
Cannes of the Strike The
Situation Alt Along
An Important More.
CHICAGO , March 2. A most important
move was mndo to-day by Chief Arthur in
the strike. The following telegram won scut
to cnch chairman of the general grievance
committee of the brotherhood of engineers
and firemen on the following lines of rail
road , viz : Chicago & Alton , Chicago < fc
Northwestern , Chlca , Hook Island & Pnoltlc ,
Wobnuh railroad , Wabash ft Western , Mis-
sourl Pacific ; Union 1'aclflc , Atchlson ,
To ] > cka & Santa Fo and Wisconsin Central :
DKAH Sin \xn nnoTiip.li You are here
by authorized and ornercd to coino
to the city of Chicago nt once and report at
headquarters There are many Important
in utters to consider In connection with the
Chicago , Hurllngton & Qulncy Btrike and
your immediate presence Is imperative. Ho
prepared to convene jour committee from
here at a moment's notice.
"What docs this mean I" was asked of
Grand Master Surgcant.
"It means that wo arc hero to stay. I can
not tell you what move is contemplated until
after the chairmen arrive. "
"Was it In reference to the alleged selling
of Hurllngton ticketrver connecting lines ! "
"No. Soyou * can fit aw your own conclu
sions. " ;
Htntcmont By Chief Arthur.
CHICAGO , March a. Chief Engineer Arthur
to-night gave out a long statement concernIng -
Ing the position of the engineer * and flremcn
as to their present attitude towtad the Hur
llngton road. In it ho says , in part : The
men arc striking , not to compel the railway ,
company to pay them for services they do
not perform , nor to compel the company to
accept blind men to run engines , neither do
the men demand that the company shall furnish -
nish free passes for all their relatives. The
main issue is , Shall the Chicago , Burlington
& Quincy railway pay the same wages for
the same work that Is paid by 90 per cent of
all the railways in the United States. This
is almost the only question at issue. The
principle of grading the men according to
the years of service as engineers , adopted by
the Chicago , Burlington & Qulncy , is
illogical and unjust. Under that system a
man serves from three to llvo years as llro-
tnan , when ho is supposed to bo an appren
tice , learning the rudiments of engineering.
Ho then takes a place as hostler
and runs the cngino from the roundhouse , in
which capacity ho may servo for a year or
more tjeforo ho gets a switch cngino for an
other year or two , when ho may get on the
road. Uy this time , he has served an appren
ticeship of llvo to ulna years , and still the
company expect him to servo three years
longer before ho gets full pay. There is no
other trade in existence that is asked or
would submit to the Injustice of being a
candidate 'for the superauuated list before
becoming a full-Hedged master of his trado.
There is practically no diffcrenco in the ser
vice rendered or the results to the railway
between an engineer of the first grade and
one of the third. There is no trade or calling
in which years of service will determine a
mans ability. An engineer of one year's ser
vice is often better Qualiilcd to run an engine
than one who has twenty years experience.
There is one and only one. Jusf rule
to determine the question , and that
is equal pay for equal service.
In the present controversy the engineers and
firemen can afford to lose the fight , but there
is no poasiblo wav In which they can recede
from their demands on thoquestion of wages ,
except at the sacrifice of their entire organi
sation. There is no other way out of the
difllculty but by a concession on the part of
the company on too question of wages or a
fight to the bitter end.
The Situation nt Chicago.
CHICAGO , March 2. The agreement be
tween Uio brotherhoods of engineers and
flrcmcn and the Knights of Labor had no ap
parent effect on the number of applicants at
the Burlington oQlco this morning. A ma
jority of the men , however , look moro like
firemen than engineers. The oQlcials of the
company claim the situation is steadily im
proving. Four passenger trains were sent
out from Chicago to-day and sixteen came in.
The company commenced running coal trains
on the Chicago division to-day , and claim
they are running local freight trains ou most
parts of their system.
At the roundhouse on Twelfth street a fora-
nan said to a reporter to-day :
"I am tired of looking at some of the men
who are employed to take the places of the
strikers. The engines are in a horrible con
dition. Three of our finest locomotives arc
ruined and others are badly broken down. "
One of the chief topics talked of in railroad
circles to-day was the alleged threat of the
engineers and flremcn to extend the strike tc
Jlncs connecting with the Burlington road II
such lines sold the lattor's tickets. The
threat was received with surprise by the
various officials and to representatives of the
Associated press all declared that they wore
maintaining strict neutrality in this direction
as well as in the matter of handling Burling-
toil cars , etc.
Up to midnight nothing definite has been
hoard at the engineers' headquarters as tc
J / whether the brotherhood men on the Heading
, wore withdrawing from their places in coin-
t pllanco with the arrangement between Chlol
* Arthur and representatives of the Reading
t knights. The principal event of the evening
was the arrival of fifty Canadian engineers
t to take situations on the Burlington. A littli
apprehension was apparent among tlu
' brotherhood leaders over this accession U
f the company's strength. They stoutly main
t taincd that the Canadians would bo prompt ! }
f disposed of undar the federal statutes pro
| hibiting the importation of foreign coutruci
The telegraphic reports in the morning' !
papers were interpreted by the strikers ii
this city as exceedingly favorable for ai
early victory for them , and consequently
they wore much elated. The news was con
sldcrcd ot such a cheering and reassuring
5 character that they sought other and more
ft congenial haunts than the B. & M. depot
3 Scarcely forty people were there when tin
3 trails came in.
$ All the passenger trains , except Nos. 1 anil
K S ( the Denver fast trains ) , were running on
K schedule time yesterday. Most of the trains
S wort ) behind time , but this is claimed by tin
K officials of tliQ road to bo duo to the storm.
* At the B. & M. headquarters some valu
able Information was obtained and Mr. Ho !
flrcgo , manager of the company , was qulu
confident that the strikers would bo do
feated. Mr. Holdrcgo stated that they were
last clearing up all the local freight anil hail
advertised that they would rccclv o all classes
of freight for Immediate shipment.
That the B. & M. will bo able to take rare
of Us trafttc'u good shape is probably true ,
aa 100 engineers and firemen arrived from
Pennsylvania yesterdav. They were scnl
to various divisions. Most of thcso men
were former employes of the Heading roail
and all ol them interviewed stated that tlioj
would have nothing to do with the brother-
hood. Several of them admitted that tlu\\
were Knights of Labor but refused to obey
the Instructions of Mr. Powderly. Thoj
have come west to stay , and as soon as posit
plo shall locate and send for their families
'Of course wo will bo denounced as 'scabs ,
but wo do not care for that , " said one. Wt
have corno west to earn nil honest llvliliood
And wo are as competent to do our work a :
gny of the brotherhood engineers. "
At lliW iu the morning General Mur.ujjti
Holdrcdgo received the following telegram :
CHICAGO , March 2. Your mcssaco re
ceived. The reports that a combination of
brotherhood and knights of labor have forced
n eompromlse.aro absolutely without founda
tion. [ Signed , ] H. B. STONE ,
A few minutes later Mr. Holdrcgo re
ceived the following dispatch :
CHICAGO , Marcli 2. Matters this morning
are looking splendid. The press reports that
the chief of the brotherhood and the chief of
the Knights of Labor have conic to an under
standing by which tho'brotherhood is to
abandon the Reading road and the knights to
Abandon ours scorns to be true , but there
does not seem to bo any possibility of its
being carried out. The Heading men that
we have engaged want nothing whatever to
do with the brotherhood. One hundred and
sixty of them A-ere sent forward last night to
thoH. & M. They seem * great deal moro
Interested In how they shall get their fami
lies west than how they shall get
back to Pennsylvania. In fact , they arc nil
well pleased with their prospects in the west ,
and there is not any probability whatever of
their going back to the Heading road.
Freight trains on the St. Louis division
commence running to-day. One hundred
and fifty engineers and firemen , mostly en
gineers , arrived hero from the cast this
morning to bo examined to-day. Wo are
running sulllcient passenger trains every
where on the rend to accommodate the pub-
o and do our business. Ten trains were
run on the Keokuk line yesterday and six
n thn Chicago , Burlington & Kansas City.
We had fourteen tiiilns out of Chicago yes-
.crday and sixteen In.
[ Signed ] PAUL MOUTON ,
General Passenger Agent.
The freight warehouse of the B. & M , was
ir a state of activity yesterday , and a
argc amount of freight was received.
TIIHKfc OAHS l-l'U , OF SCIAIH.
A long freight train , made up and ready to
depart for the east , lay in the yards of the
Burlington until u late hour last night , when
it was finally abandoned until this morning ,
when it iscxp3eted to move. The freight
reported as coming from the west had not
arrived nt lOtfO , but it was expected hourly
mill the yard attaches sat mound in the dis
patcher's office and whilcd away the time
smoking and telling stories of their railroad
Train.No. .T from the cast came in several
hours late. It was u solid train of nine pas
senger coaches , besides the mail and baggage
cars. Three ol the coaches were filled with
Pennsylvania engineers and firemen. The
cars In which the latter were seated were
quickly detached from the train , mid sped
forward to the west as a special. Several
Pinkmoh men were with the paity. As soon
as the mail , baggage and passengers ticketed
for Omaha were emptied the train started
out on its western trip , the lights were
dimmed in tho'depot and a detail of six
special ofticers were left in charge. The
Kansas City "stub" arrived and departed on
It was reported early in the evening that n
striker had been shot and killed by u Pinkerton -
ton jmlicoman , but the story was without
LiNc6tN , Neb. , March 2. [ Special Tele
gram to theBEE. . ] The Pinkerton men ar
rived this morning , ami to-night two hotels
have been telegraphed to arrange to care for
120 men , who , It is understood , are coming
to take the places of the strikers. The engi
neers were appraised of their coming from
Burlington , the dispatch , however , stating
that there were BO competent men iu the
The placing of n delegation of Pinkerton
men in this city is not viewed with pleasure
by any of the citizens. The company for
four days have had their grounds
policed by . fifty specials as
though martial law prevailed , and
they were the military. The public has
stood tho-Inconvenience but not a disturb-
unco of any kind has occurred , not an arrest
has been made , and not oven an engineer has
been found on the company's premises. The
addition of Pinkerton men to the police , in
the minds of many , can only tend to inflame
where all is now quiet. Secretary Mungcr ,
of the board of transportation , said to-day
that ho thought Nebraska was fully able to
care for itself audforall persons and propcrtj
In the state. Secretary Mason ex
presses the utmost contempt for the
importations , A very conservative view ol
the bituutiou Is that the company arc , with
the character of the men they employ , trying
very hard to make it appear that they are
moving swimmingly and also trying to ere
ate the impression that insecurity reigns
Neither is true , for the service thus far is
very poor anil the excuse has not yet exlstec
for the use of the Pinkerton warriors. The
officials have started a few extra trains to
day and a small amount of freight has
been handled. An effort to get the
Union Pacific to take B. & M. freight was
unsuccessful but some was broken in bulk
and reshipped as strictly Union Pacific con
slgnmonts. No through passenger tickets
are yet sold and no through freight ship
incuts are taken.In the meantime passen
gcr and freight traffic is very heavy ou the
other line * .
Engine No. 411 , handled by a scab cngl
ncor , was run off the turu-tablo at Falls
City last uight into the diteh
and engine No. 470 was brough
In from Wavcrly tills morning dead. The
bois remained at their hall through the day
quiet and confident. Dispatches were re
ceived by them from Denver , McCook
Hastings , Omaha , Plattsmouth , Pacific
Junction , Burlington and Chicago. Thcso
all were in effect that the men at all places
were firm and confident.
Three new converts were received at the
hall during the day. A dispatch received
from Atchison stated that two engines were
burnt out at that ulaco and two across the
river. A scab had taken a third ono out am
n like result was expected from
that. T. W. Draper supplied the
boys with cigars yesterday , and P. W
O'Connor , a grocer in the city , visited the
hall and talked to the men. Ho urged then
to continue loyal to the law and offered to
donate $25 to their assistance , which the
boys declined with thanks.
A bpeclal from Uonvcr stated that an en
thuslastlo meeting of both western engineers
and flromcn was held there , at which Chic
Engineer Chirk presided. Resolutions en
dorslng the grand ofticers and committee
were unanimously adopted and the mccthif ,
pledged its entire support to the strike.
* The Strikers JIiivo n Dance.
PMTTSMOUTH , Neb. , March 2. [ Spccln
Telegram to the BEE. ] The reported killing
of a man In connection with the strike Is no
true BO far as this city is concerned. Th
only trouble here to date was reported in tli
BET , the case wherein ono of the importci
policemen was arrested for assault upon
Frank Z\\\n \ , n fireman , the officer having pu
him forcibly off the depot platform withou
cause. The trial took place tills aftcrnooi
before Police Judge Matthews and the
prisoner was discharged much to the surprise
of these who witnessed the occurrence. Pco
plo who sympathize with the laboring classes
in their struggles against corporate wcaltl
are having their eyes opened iu this struggle
glo and thcro will probably bo a rattling o
dry bones at the spring election. The mayor
who swore in the gaudily appareled club inoi
for the railroad company , was petitioned by
many of the best citizens of Plattsmouth , in
eluding the leading business men and his
chief of political supporters , but refused to
appoint six members of the brotherhoods o
engineers and firemen on. the force , thougl
they included some of the most re
llablo men in the city. On toj
of this refusal comes the dUuiUsa
by the police court of the culprit in this case
of assault and battery. The policemen are
&U11 ou duty ! Their mission has dovclopci
that they are hero to keep the strikers from
tiilking to the men iu the engines.
The strikers are all peaceable audconfidcn
of ultimate victory. For two days past the
Western' Union telegraph office , which is up
THE TARIFF BILL DOOMED ,
No Prospect That It Will Pass
Either House ,
BEN HARRISON FOR PRESIDENT.
Friends of the Indiana Senator Much
Encouraged at the Prospects For
HU Success Mr. Potter Some *
AVI11 Probably He Strangled.
WASHINGTON BUIIEAU TUB OMAHA HUB ,
513 FOUKTEKNTII STHEIST ,
WASHINGTON , D. C. , March 2.
Tlio cnpltol was a very dull place to-day.
The senate was not in session and the house
confined Itself to the consideration of pri
vate bills. It adopted n resolution providing
for sessions on Friday nights from half past
? to half past 10 o'clock , for the consideration
of pensions and other bills for soldiers.
DISCUSSING THE TAHIFF I1IM.S.
Thcro was a good deal of comment on the
tariff bill among members and senators. The
moro expressions ono hears the more he is
impressed with the fact that the bill
cannot finally bo passed by cither
branch of congress , even with
the most radical amendments. The commit
tee on ways nnd means will have a meeting
on Tuesday next and will begin a considera
tion of the bill but thcro nro predictions that
it will not come up In the house for debate
under five or six weeks , and that the final
vote upon it will not bo taken before hot
weather. The republican members of the
committee on ways afid means are going to
demand that every interest affected by the
bill shall bo heard from. They will first
move that the wool growers bo heard on the
subject of placing wool on the free list.
This , of course , will bo voted down , nnd then
n motion will be made that representatives of
the iron and steel interests bo given a hearing
In the committee ns to 'tho effect the
proposed changes of duty upon these articles
will have. Thin will likewise bo voted down
by the majority of the committeo. Then n
similar motion will bo made for the hearing
of the rico growers , and then to hear the fruit
growers , and so on till the whole list of In <
Lorests affected by the bill has been taken up
nnd separately "voted upon. Republicans do
not expect their motions to bo successful be
cause they made a demand Of this kind at
the beginning of the session , but they will
make a record which they propose to use in.
the coming campaign. Thov will show that
the majority In the house opposed expressions
from the people whoso interests are to be at
tacked by a revision of the tariff.
MONEY FOU FOHTS NIOI1IUIU AND IIOIUN ON.
Favorable reports have been agreed upon
by the committees on military affairs both in
the senate and house on the bill appropriat
ing $10,000 to extend the quarters of and
make improvements at Fots Nlobrara and
Robinson , in Nebraska. The bill is in dupli
cate in either branch of congress and when
ever it is passed in one house it can be taken
up in the other and voted upon without
reference to the committeo. Since a favora
ble report will go on the calender of each
house at the name time it is probable that the
appropriation will bo made without delay.
EX-SKNATOH IIAUKISON FOK I'HEMUKNT.
The republicans from Indiana iu Washing
ton , and especially these connected with
congress , are unanimous for ex-Senator Ben
Harrison , who is being spoken of throughout
the country for the presidential nomination.
Seven repuullcan members of the house from
the state in one voice say that the talk about
Judge Grcsham in Indiana for the nomina
tion is confined to a very few jieoplo. and
that no attention is being paid to it at home.
It does not amount to enough to cause any
feeling or disruption in the party to-day. I
received a letter from Attorney
General Michcncr , who was secretary
of the republican state committee
in the campaign of 1880 , and ho says that the
feeling In favor of General Harrison is grow
ing all over the country ; that the people in
Indiana realize at last that they have in
General Harrison a man big enough to bo
president , and that they will send a solid
delegation to Chicago in his favor. Attorney
General Michener says that letters are being
received at Indianapolis from every section
of tlio country promising support of Indiana's
candidate , and that the delegation which
will bo sent to the convention will bo strong
in character and faithful to their candidate ,
so that they now believe their chances are
very bright for success.
OUKNTIIEll ON TIIF. TARIFF HILT , .
Representative Guenthcr , of Wisconsin ,
says that the demoeraticjparty can never
carry the state of Wisconsin if congress
passes the tariff bill that was presented yes
terday by the committee on ways and means.
"For , " he said , "if the bill is passed the
lumber interest of the northern part of the
stuto will be ruined. In sawmills alone , our
people have $20,000,000 invested , and they
give employment to 8,500 men. 1 have not
got the figures for the last year , but by the
census of 1880 the annual amount of wages
paid in the mills alone , With including those
paid for logging , was $2,257.218. If lumber
Is put on the free list it will simply
wipe out this investment , deprive our
people of the wages , -and take the business
over to Canada , where labor is much cheaper ,
the cost of transportation lower , and where
the lumbermen can put their pioduct down
in the Chicago market at a lower price than
wo can do. It will simply knock us all to
pieces. Since 1880 tbo amount of wages paid
In the mills has immensely increased , and
the money is all paid out in a few counties
in the northern part of the state. If this
money is withdiuwn the people will starve
to death , and not only will the mill hands bo
thrown out of employment , but the farm
ers , manufacturers and mechanics will suffer
as well. Our lumbermen , anticipating
some such action by congress ,
have been investing very largely iu
Canada piuo lands , nnd if the bill is passed
they will transfer their business over there.
The eastern counties of the state will bo se
riously affected by placing peas on the free
list , which the people there grow very largely
In competition with the French farmers , and
are only enabled1 to do so by the duty now
"How many republicans will vote for this
"Only two that I know of , and they are
Nelson and Llnd of Minnesota. "
"Will the bill pass the housol"
"No ; there are only two republicans who
will vote for it , ana wo know , of course , tlwt
Randall's followers are numerous enough to
makv a majority with the republican vote. "
Till : 1'ACIFIG H.ULHO.U ) BILL.
The house committee on Paclilo railroads
will hold a special meeting to-morrow with
the expectation of completing its considera
tion of the bill to fund the indebtedness of
the Union Pacific railroad in fifty annual pay
ments. U Is expected that the bill will bo
ready to rei > ort to the house ou Monday.
TENSION TO A CHINAMAN.
A pension was to-day granted to Ah Lin , a
Chlnamuu , who served in our navy during the
late war. It Is understood to bu the first
pension granted a Chinaman by ttio United
States government. It is paid to the Chinese
consul at San Francisco , who is designated
by Ah Lin to receive the pension for him.
Mil. rOTTEll IICTTEII.
Dr. Hansom , the physician to Thomas J.
Potter , stated to-night that his patient
seemed considerably better and that ho had
rested very well during tboday , but that his
condition was yet critical.
WANTED TO I'llEACIl TO CONORES * .
An old gentleman \ \ Ith u hooked HOMJ and
long gray hair which only partly hid a greasy
and threadbaio coat collar , was around the
cnpltol to-day getting signatures to n petition
allowing him to preach in the hall of repre
sentatives on Sunday , It appears that' ho Is
a mind euro missionary or something of that
sort and wants to con\crt the congressmen
to his way of thinking. He applied for the
privilege of'preaching from the clerk's desk
Sunday morning but was told that the
speaker could not grant him permission to dose
so without a request from the majority of the
members of the house. So ho was calling
them out 9110 by one aaii $ J JJ | ; helr sifaa-
' ' '
. . .
.urcs. Some signed his papers out of sym-
mthy , some to got rid of him , but most of
.hem laughed in his face and turned away.
fie was nt work all day and only got a dozen
or moro endorsements.
A. L. Strong and wife , of Omaha , are in
; he city.
E. G. Thompson , of Omaha , is registered
nt the Howard houso.
Colonel Francis Cotton entertained a party
of gentlemen at 'Dinner last night at his
residence. The guests were Senator Cullom ,
Commissioner Hall , Representative S. V.
White , General O , D. Green , Dr. Hansom , of
New York , Senator Fnrwcll , Representa
tive Dorscy , John "B. Colon , 'of Omaha , and
Governor Gear , of Iowa.PEitnr
PEitnr S. HEATH.
- Nebraska and Iowa Pensions.
WASHINGTON , March 2. [ Special Telegram
to the BCK.I The following pensions were
fronted Nebraskoiis to-day : John Sumncr ,
Eagle ; Gottfried 'Stencil. Postvlllo ; Oliver
Baker , Oak ; Peter J. Lawrence , Columbus.
Increase Lafayette Corr , Nebraska City ;
Michael Quinn , South Omaha ; David M.
White , Aurora. He-Issue Robert Marshal ,
Exeter. Original widows , etc. Minors of
John A. Case , Fairflcld.
Pensions for lowans : Original invalid-
David M. Flsk , Tipton ; Benjamin F. Jones ,
Attica ; Erastus D. Cleveland , Falrficld ;
John Smith , Clarlcn ; James McKln , Garri
son ; John Canterbury , Lucas ; Lorenzo
Engle , Baxter ; Martin P. Wickcrshnm ,
Creston ; James H' Cryno , Jewell ; Barztllai
J. Headley , Moulton ; George Lyman ,
Aekley ; Noah P. White , Nichol ; Amos
N. Bcnton , Coif ax ; James N. Leo
deceased , Newton , ( ends August 12 , 1887) ) ;
Benjamin P. Harris , Sioux City. Increase-
Henry T. Barber , Oakland ; John Pietcr ,
Pickald ; John B. Tucker , Clmrlton ; Freder
ick 'Miller , Maquokota ; Wilson Cooper , Don-
nelson : Aaron A. Campbell , Mpravia. Origi
nal , widows , etc Susan. mother of John G.
Melntosh. Koosauqua ; Louisa , widow of
Francis H. Sherwood , Columbia , ( ends No
vember 9 , Ib85) ) : Elmina , widow of Nicholas
Snedeker , Numa , . ( ends February 15 , 1870) ) .
Mexican survivor John P. Fisher. Llno-
ville. ; _
Cotton-Reed Oil and Lard.
WASHINGTON , March 2. Abram I. Jewell ,
a comtrission merchant of New York , and
N. S. Epperson , of Kansas City , were before
the house committee on agriculture to-day
and defended the use of cotton-seed oil in the
manufacture of lard. A feature of the pro
ceedings was. the charge by the chairman of
the committee that the Standard oil company
transported cotton-seed oil north in the same
tanks in which they send coal 611 south. The
witnesses admitted that would spoil thp oil
for lard purposes , but contended that oil so
carried was not used . by the manufacturers.
To Reorganize the Signal Corps.
WASHINGTON , March 2. The bill intro
duced in the senate yesterday by Farwell to
reorganize the signal corps provides that
only such officers shall , bo retained as are
found fully competent for the duties. The
number of officers is reduced from twenty-
two to fourteen , and compctvnt unasslgned
lieutenants will be transferred to the army.
The pay of the men is rearranged so that the
more competent nnd experienced observers
will receive higher 'pay , Such reductious
have been made in.tho number of officers and
men that the rearrangement , while increas
ing the efficiency of the corps , . will result In
a net annual saving of nearly $120,000.
Illiiaietcr erriW ants Prohibition.
WASHINGTON , .March 2 , The senate com
mittee on the Disfict ( of , Columbia to-day
voted , 0 to 3 , againM the Platt bill to prohibit
the sale of intoxicating liquors in the Dis
trict. The committee then , by a vote of 8 to
1 , ( Rtddlcberger/'dccidcd to frame and re-
| K > rt to congress a high license bill. Rlddlo-
bcrger will make a favorable minority report
on the Platt bill.
Pacific Railroad Funding , Dill.
WASHINGTON , March 2. The house committee
mitteo on pacific railroads resumed consider
ation of the Outhwalto pacific railroad fund
ing bill this morning and it was gone over by
sections. It is expected that the committee
will bo prepared to report the result of its
deliberations in a few weeks. There was
somewhat of a general interchange of views
this morning and it is believed the committee
is in favor of a funding bill of some sort , but
the discussion has not progressed far enough
to warrant any statement as to how long or
how short the period should bo fixed in any
funding bill that may bo agreed upon.
National Capital Notes.
WASHINGTON , -March 2. The house com
mitteo'on foreign affairs yesterday author
ized a favorable report on the Morrow resolu
tion , requesting the president to communi
cate to the house what steps , If any , have
been taken in the direction of treaty stipula
tions or otherwise to prevent continued im
migration of Chinese laborers into the United
states , notwithstanding the provisions of the
treaty ot ISbO suspending such immigration.
WASHINGTON , March 2. [ Special Telegram
to the BEE. ] The postofflcp at Danby , York
county will bo discontinued March 15. Mor
tens Barry was to-day appointed postmaster
of Barryvillo , Delaware county , la. , vice
Nellie Powers resigned. A postofllco was es
tablished at Putnam , Cherry county , Neb.
and Willis Barnard appointed postmaster.
THE TABU'F BIhfr.
Chairman Mills Well Pleased With
WASHINGTON. , March 2. Chairman Mills
is much pleased with the result of the work
of the democratic members of his committee.
He says the bill is so conservative and fair
it will commend itself to the majority in the
houso. Ho admits that fourteen democrats
of the Randal school will probably vote
against tbo measure two from Pennsyl
vania , two fiom New Jersey , four from
Ohio , four from Louisiana and two from Cal
ifornia. Ho expects , however , that their
votes will be offset by these of at least eight
or ten republicans , mostly from the north
west. The aggregate reductions pioposcd by
the bill arc about $50,000,000. It is intended
however , to rcenact the old package clause
providing for duty on packages , which
does not lay a special tax on packages of
different kinds , but merely provides that the
value of goods and duty bo assessed upon
accordingly. TaU will add from $5,000,000
to $10,000,000 to the revenue , so that the net
reduction of revenue propobcd by tbo bill
will not exceed $45,000,000. It is the opinion
of tlio majority of thu committee , ho says ,
that the ruvcnua of tbo government should
bo reduced ut least $70.000,000 , $ 'i5,000.000 ,
therefore , wro left to bo disposed of by
changes iu internal revenue taxutlou.
The Flro llccord.
WEST UNION , Neb. , March 2. [ Special to
the BEE. ] R. G. Carr's store burned to the
ground Wednesday morning at 8 o'clock.
The loss is at least $10,000 ; insurance on
building , $1,000 , nothing on the goods. Only
about $500 or $000 worth of goods wore
saved. The West Union bank , being in the
same building , lost draft books , check books ,
furniture , etc. , but will resume business
within a few days.
Du rnotT , Mich. , March 2. Tlio flvo story
building occupied by Barnes Bros , as a paper
warehouse , burned to-ulgbt. The losses
CHICAGO , March 2. The joint Western
conference committee concluded its labors
to day , but did not succeed in adopting u
unanimous report. Tho'conqlus.tons reached ,
together with objections , will bo submitted to
Jho managers of the western northwest .
ern lines at a mcoting-on Wedncsuuy. The
southwestern roods will 'take no steps .to
form an agreement until tbo others conclude
their labors , .
A HOT NIGHT IN THE HOUSE ,
The Commons Has Another Doao of
Trafalgar Square. -
OLD AND YOUNG BLOOD ENGAGED
The Excitement nt Its Hclghth During
An Impassioned Speech Uy Gra-
hum A Decided Victory For
The Opposition Downed.
ICojij/rWit by Jnincx lliinlon ltnntt.\ ! \
LONDON , March 2. [ Now York Herald
Cable Special to the BEE. ] To-night It has
been nil about Trafalgar square , of which wo
have now heard enough. It was clearly seen
by Mr. Gladstone from the first that an at
tack upon the government on this question
could not Injure it , but might hurt the oppo
sition. Hence Sir Charles Husscll was ham
pered from the start , and his supporters have
spoken with the dead weight of public opin
ion against them. The disorderly meetings
last autumn scared thousands of persons
from coming to London , and thus struck a
serious blow at trade. In fact a notorious
fact like this no combination against
the government could hope to prevail.
All the same wo have had lots of talk good ,
bad and indifferent. Mr. Bradlaugh closed
the ball last night and opened it this evening
with a very forcible speech. Bradlaugh
always gets a respectful hearing , and from
no party more than from the tories , of whom
ho is so determined an opponent. The
reason is that ho speaks to the purpose and
never wastcs tune. In the house to-night
Gladstone paid him a great compliment by
leaving bisusual seat , crossing the gangway ,
and taking up his quarters in the scat usually
occupied by Laboueheot nearer Bradlaugh.
For once , at any rate , the old man sat on the
scat of the scorner.
Labby did not come down to his Northamp
ton colleague. Last night's war dance over
the hated Chamberlain exhausted his ener
gies , but .Bradlaugh bore his absence wltu
resignation and made the best case he could
for his friends. The Irish party were not
present in strong force , although the loaders
were represented by Justin McCarthy and
John Dillon. Lord Hartlngton and Sir Henry
Jauies.were . there , and Cunningham Graham ,
with his head healed of the wound dealt by a
policeman's club. Next to Bradlaugh
sat Philip Stanhope , brother of the
tory war secretary , but the . hot
test of all red-hot radicals. The two
Stanhopes represent the Opposite poles of
politics , and they say Philip is the abler
man , though ho lias had no chance of doing
much yet. He acted as a judicious bottle-
holder to Bradlaugh , and thus shares with
him the honors of the evening.
Attorney General Webster made short
work of Bradlaugh's facts and arguments.
If anybody had been wantonly ill-used by the
police , the first magistrate would give re
dress. Why had no redress been sought )
This was a poser for Bradlaugh.
Gladstone was watching keenly , as if ho
thought of replying to Webster , but the sub
ject was dangerous and the old campaigner
preserved a judicious silence.
Harcourt did duty for him , but not with
his accustomed dash. Ho was troubled with
a cough , for which ho hod apparently been
measured , for it was a leviathan cough , ono
that made the rafters ring and which might
have done credit to Jumbo , after whom Har
court is invariably called In the house. In
private talk nobody mentions his real name.
Ho is only known as Jumbo. How the real
Jumbo Would have liked this liberty it is now
too late to find out.
Then the young lions began to roar metro
politan members who seldom get a chance to
speak Whitmoro , the gentleman who beat
Sir Charles Drake at Chelsea ; Lawson , son
of Edwards , proprietor of the Dally Tele
graph ; Baumann , a very plover fellow , who
made a capital speech , full of good points ,
giving great promise of future excellence.
Both sides are strong in able young
men , and the three I have mentioned
will often bo heard of again. It
seems likely Indeed that the democratic
parliament .will turn out n larger proportion
of abler speakers than were produced under
the old system. With Gladstone they list
ened to the old folks to-night with u grave
and silent courtesy. They have a long road
to travel before they can hope to come
within a milo of him.
Towards 11 o'clock the house filled up rap
idly. Largo numbers of members on both
sides came trooping in from dinner. There
was not a vacant spot left. Feeling rose to
the highest as Sir Henry James delivered an
impassioned address on the government side
in behalf of au unflinching administration of
The excitement increased when Graham
rose with several other radical members ,
who all stood their ground until thcro were
loud cries for Graham , in which the conserv
atives joined. Graham was called by the
speaker and made nn extraordinary
speech , In which ho used some
very coarse expressions that must
have not a little Knocked the ladies in
the gallery. If this [ sort of license were gen
erally taken it would bo well to put up a
notice outside the house , "No ladies admit
ted. " The best of Englishmen were driven
to join the police force and the best women
onto the streets. This was about the mildest
thing ho said. Frequently Mr. Graham
paused and put his hand to his heart as if
in pain and called for water. After his re
lease from prison ho fainted at ono public
meeting and wo all expected to see him full
down on the floor at any moment. Ho was
sometimes apparently unable to draw his
breath. The tories cheered him , notwith
standing his violent language , and at length
ho finished his remarks to the great relief of
A rapid passage of arms ensued between
Home Secretary Matthews and Sir Charles
Russell , and the debate would undoubtedly
have gone on for hours longer but for the
cloture and 12 o'clock rule. As the hands of
the clock pointed to midnight , Sir
Charles Russell suddenly stopped. Another
member rose , but Mr. Smith put
the cloture and u division was taken , the
lobbies on each side being pretty well choked
with members. The first fight was on Brad-
laugh's amendment , for which 207 voted and
821) against a majority for the government
of 115 a terrifllc defeat for the opposition.
Then n second division was challenged on
Sir Charles Russell's amendment , with this
result : For , 221 ; against , 810 ; majority for
the government , 02. There was great ex
citement at the close , and oven strangers In
the gallery remained to the last. What the
opposition hayo gained by this is not very
clear. A MCMUF.H OP PARLIAMENT.
[ Cbpi/r(0ht ( 1SS.9 by Jamei Gordon-lltnnctt. ]
SAX HEMO , March 2. [ New York Herald
Cable Special to the BEB. ] The crown
prinea bad another good night , and took air
on the balcony. This morning the- weather
is fine. Dr. lligioaa.Evans , with'bis own
hands , 1ms been making several tubes of vari
ous sizes for the prlnco's throat , ono of which
has been Inserted. Prince William arrived
at 0 o'clock this morning.
LONDON , March' ' , [ Press. ] Official news
has been received hero that the condition of
the German crown prince is alarming. Upon
the receipt of this Intelligence Lord Cham
berlain communicated with the queen with
reference to altering the court arrangements
for next week , which Include a levee and
drawing room. Ho was directed to prepare
to jKJstpono the receptions nt the shortest
notice. Arrangements nro being made to
privately transjiort the prince to Berlin.
HKIU.IN , March 2.--A dispatch to the North
German Gazette says that persons who have
seen the crown prlnco stnto that ho looks
many years older than when ho left Berlin.
His beard Is white , and ho has become very
thin , weighing 154 pounds. Ho has written
his will and political testament for his son ,
The Tagcblatt says It is reported that Dr.
Borgmann has asked Dr. Larier to prepare
Emperor William for the worst. All kinds
of rumors nro in circulation.
nnd the Vatican.
ROMP , March 2. The negotiations between
the Vatican and Russia have proved fruitless.
Russia demanded impossible concessions ,
stipulating that the Cathollo bishops through
out Russia should bo appointed bythocrar ;
that the Russian language should bo exclus-
iuely used in Cathollo churches In Russia
both In preaching and In catechising , and
that the offspring of mixed marriages should
be educated In the orthodox Russian church.
Prince Ferdinand a Umirper.
Moscow , March 2. The Gazette ( govern
ment organ ) says Turkey will declare Prince
Ferdinand a usurper on Bulgaria and will
interfere with military force to establish n
status therein In accordance with the Berlin
treaty , either on receiving n mandate from
all the powers or a carlo blanche from Russia.
Mitchell Itoiiiid Over.
LONDON , March 2. Charlie Mitchell , the
pugilist , was summoned before a local magis
trate at Chelsea to-day to answer to the
charge of arranging for n prize fight with
John L. Sullivan , Mitchell , accompanied by
Howell and Kllrain , appeared and disavowed
any intention to break the pcace in England.
He was bound over in .1200.
IV HI Oppose Ferdinand's Deposition.
LONDON , March 2. Lord Salisbury , In an
interview with the Russian ambassador to
day , declared ho would oppose the deposition
ot Prince Ferdinand , unless the powers
agreed upon his successor on the Bulgarian
Thrcn Month's Imprisonment.
DUKI.IN , March 2. A newsdealer named
Dingle has been sentenced to three month's
imprisonment for selling copies of United
Ireland containing reports of meetings of
suppressed branches of the national league.
Gone Over to the Enemy ,
Rosin , March 2. Advices from Massowah
say that Chief Dcbcb and his followers have
deserted to the enemy , taking with them
arms and equipments with which the Italians
had supplied them.
Mrs. lmiitry Sued.
Cnicxao , March 2. Manager McVickcr
has sued Mrs. Langtry for $10,000 damages
for non-fulfillment of contract In cancelling
the remainder of her engagement in this
city. Mrs. Langtry's attorney says she was
compelled to do so on account of ill health.
SAN ANTONIO , March 2. Last evening the
Hondo bridge on the Southern Pacific rail
road gave way while a freight train was
crossing , precipitating the caboose and a
couple of cars of live stock into the river.
Captain Ethoridgo. owner of the live stock ,
was instantly killed , as was also Robert
Hardcsly , brakeinan , and two others fatally
WASHINGTON , March 2. A letter from the
secretary of the treasury showing the probable
oss by destruction of United States bonds
was laid before the house.
Unanimous consent was secured to have
printed in the record a memorial signed by
glass blowers protesting against a reduction
of duty upon Imported window glass as pro
posed by the Mills tariff bill.
Mr. Randall , from the committee on rules ,
reported a resolution , which was adopted ,
providing for nn. evening session every Fri
day for the consideration of private pension
nnd political disability bills.
Under the call of committees a number of
bills of a private nature were reported and
placed on tbo calendar , among them being a
bill granting right of way to the Aberdeen ,
Bismarck & Northwestern railroad company
through the Sioux reservation , Dakota.
The house in committee of the whole re
sumed consideration of the "omnibus" bill ,
which provides for the payment of thirty odd
claims for supplies used for the army during
the war , reported by the court of claims
under the provisions of the Bowman act.
Mr. Leo of Virginia offered an amendment
appropriating * 20,000 for the relief of the
Protestant Episcopal theological seminary
and high school of Virginia. After consider
able debate it was adopted. The bill was
then agreed to and reported to the houso.
Pending action the house took a recess until
The house to-night began its evening ses
sion for the consideration of pension bills.
Twenty-five of these measures were passed ,
together with bills removing the political
disabilities of Samuel Noble. Horace A.
Browne , Paul Faison and Andrew J. Lind
Won In Three Bcoonds.
DULUTH , Minn. , March 2. [ Special Tele
gram to the BEE. ] Four hundred people
witnessed the shortest fight -on record this
evening. The contestants were Charles
Glcason , lightweight champion of the north
west , and William Alcock , lightweight cham
pion of Michigan , for $200 a sldo and the en
tire gate receipts. Paddy McDonald was
referee , and Frank Hays nnd James Mur-
nano time-keepers. Gleason won the light
in three seconds , actual fighting time. Both
men sprang to the center at the call and
Gleason led with his right , knocking Alcock
against the ropes and followed it up with a
stinging right bander on the jaw , which
knocked Alcock back into his chair and drew
blood. Alcock was dazed by the sudden at
tack and refused to fight any moretorn ! left
the ring amid u storm of hisses. The referee
instantly awarded the fight to Glcason. The
colored lightweight , Gcorgo GIddens , then
sparred a friendly round with Glcason to sat
isfy the audience.
SiDNnr , Nob. , March 2. [ Special Tele
gram to the BEK. ] An enthusiastic meeting
of the bar association of Cheyenne county ,
hold hero to-night , passed the following res
Whereas , The Cheyenne county bar asso
ciation are unanimously in favor of the pro
posed amendment of the bill now pending
before the senate known as the Nebraska
United States court bill , so as to substitute
North Platte instead of Kearney ns the place
ofoldlnr terms of the United States court ,
therefore bo it-
Resolved , That Hon. Gcorgo W. Heist nnd
William J. Powell , of the committee ap
pointed to visit Washington-for the purpose
of presenting our claim for the enlargement
of the military post of Fort Sidney , bo and
nro hereby instructed , to work wiiilo in
Washington with the committee from North
Platte having In charge the proposed amend
ment to said bill changing thu place of hold
ing United States court from Kearney to-
North PJaWe , Neb , ' , - . ,
MAGRUDER'S ' WOUND FATAL - \
Tlio Covlngton Saloon Keeper's Vlc
tlm Fast Passing Away.
AN UNWELCOME IMMIGRATION *
The PlacoOvcrriln With Sioux City
Toughs Nebraska City's Church
Squabble Grant Gets the
County Scat. _ a
Can Only Ijlvc a Few Hour * .
COVINOTON , Neb. , March 2. [ Special Tele
gram to the BKK. ] Mngrudcr , the man who
was shot here , cannot llvo but n few hours.
Sheriff Brassflcld , of Dakota City , to-day ar
rested Poj son , the keeper of the saloon Iu
which the row occurred. Ho Is a tough
character and was run out of Lcmara , la. ,
because ho was engaged in several shooting
affrays. The evidence shows that ho drew a
revolver and did the shooting. John Arens-
dorf and Paul Leader , who were recently In
volved in the Haddock murder trial , were -ill
both In the saloon when thp shooting was ' "
done. Arcnsdorf went on the bonds of sev
eral of the men who were arrested. The
people of Covington and Dakota county are
highly Incensed at the Influx of the lawless
clement nnd thcro are threats that they may
take the law Into their own hands.
The G. A. 11. Encampment.
LINCOLN , Nob. , March 2. [ Special Tele
gram to the BCE. ] The most Intercntlin ;
feature in thu Grand Army encampment oc
curred to-day in the election of department
commander and the result was a great sur
prise to a largo number who were dcnoml *
natcd the machine in the department.
The first ballot resulted : Captain W. C.
Henry 108 , Brad P. Cook 100 , J. B. Davis 81 ,
Colonel Sweet 8.
Second ballot : Henry 203 , Cook 103 , Dnvla
40. Captain W. C. Henry's election was
made unanimous. There has been a great
deal of quiet determined work on the part oJJ
a largo number of delegates for Captain.
Henry who felt that ho had been cheated
out of the position a year ago when
the "vindication" of Russell took place. General -
eral Van Wyck , who has done a groatdeal | ol
quiet work to rebuke the parties who foisted
Husscll at the head of the depart *
incut , was greatly delighted to see Captain
Henry elected. Commander Russell , in the ;
meantime , retires from tlio place nnd no ono
is shedding any tears over it. Captain W , Ol
Henry , the newly elect department commatu
dcr , is a resident of Fairmont , where he has
lived since 1870 , engaged in the insurance and
llvo stock auctioneer business. Ho is a ,
man forty-six years of ago and with
a good record in the army. Captain Henry
enlisted at the commencement of the war In.
the Nineteenth Now York infantry , at Au *
burn , N. Y. , and his first four months sen
vice was in the Slicnandoah valloy. Hlq
company was then merged Into Battery G ,
Third New York artillery , and for thrci
years ho was in active service in light artil
lery , being with Burnsldo at Newborn , N.
C. Then returning to the army of thoPotoi
mac ho was in the battle of Gettysburg ]
Commander Henry enlisted asa corporal , anil ,
when the war closed ho was commissioned
The remaining officers of the department
elected wore : M. V. Allen , Madison , senior
vleo commander ; E. C. Parkinson , Sowardj
junior vlco commander ; Hov. S. P. Dillon }
Litchficld , chaplain ; Dr. M. W. Stone , sur *
Commander Henry appointed for assistant
adjutant general J. W. Llvcrlnghouse , Grand
Island , and for quartermaster general , L. Oj
Wnshburn , of Norfolk.
Thu following delegates were elected to thfl
national encampment at Columbus , O. : Sen *
ator Manderson , Judge Amasa Cobb , M. J ?
Hall , A. Holmes , C. J. Dllworth , J. H. CuW
vcr , A. H. Church , John D. Moore. Alter ?
nates : H. G. Wolcott , J. E. Hill , A. S. Cole/
John Barnsby , J. M. Leo , John Fitzpatrickf >
H. E. Paine. J.
The council of administration is composed
S. H. Morrison , Nebraska City ; A. RobeiTif
Omaha ; L. D. Richards , Fremont ; John Cr
Bonncll , Lincoln ; H. O. Paiuo , Aineswortui
A long list of resolutions on Grand Army
matters were adopted.
The Woman's Relief corps closed its s
slon to-day after electing the following o ;
ccrs for the ensuing year : Mrs. E. Mo.n >
Chester , Lincoln , president ; Mrs. Sarafi
Sweet , Crclghton. senior vice ; Mrs. M. A
Swallow , liurvard , Junior vice ; Mrs. Hole ;
Applcgoto , Tccumsch , chaplain ; Mrs.
ward , Weeping Water , treasurer.
Must Glvo an Account of Themselves
NnmtASKA CITV , Nob. , March 2. [ Spocla
Telegram to the Br.B.J An order issued b
the supreme church was received hero to-da
demanding the appearance of H. H. Burtlin
ct. al. , defendants in the celebrated Gcrma
Lutheran court case at Lincoln , March'
to answer to the charge of contempt of couf
Recently the supreme court decided ngami
the Bartllug faction in their fight for pogsg
sion of the church , but the decree was ni
heeded and the defeated faction mot and djfl
banded the old organization , and it is allo ea
broke into the church and nfterwarflf
turned the property over tq
their attorneys. Hence the ordei
for their appearance before the court. Th
case has occupied the attention of the court *
for sovorul years. The late Mr. Rottioaaf
conducted the case for the church and th *
trouble was thought to have been settled !
until after his death. But his death was
taken ad van tape of to reopen the case. PulJ ?
Ho feeling Is bitter against the faction who'sq
action in the matter is denounced ai disi
graceful , 1
The Child Told It.
CF.NTIHL CITV , Nob. , March 2. [ Special
Telegram to the BEE. ] For some tlmu thera
has been a gang of thieves at work in this
city and could not bo caught. Largo quantb
tics of powder had been stolen of Bcrryman |
Patterson & Co. , of this place. Yesterday
Mr. Patterson got out a search warrant and
with the sheriff went to the house ofona !
Luther Brown living hero. They found nq
ono but a child who showed them n keg ot
powder in n trunk and when asked where lt [
came from said , "Papa brought it home at-
night. Papa brings homo lots of things after. i
daik. " Officers are after the gang anil
othciM will probably hsjvo a chance to go ovcv
the road. '
A Ucvlval lit Central City.
CENTIIAL Cirv , Neb , , March 2 [ Special
Telegram to the BIE. : ] Rov. Brown , of Lin *
coin , assisted by Mr. Avis , Is holding unlock
revival services at the Grand opera house ?
and the meetings are attended by largu numV
bers. They piomlso to result in great good/
Grant Grts the County Bout.
CHANT , Neb , , March 2. fSpecial Tele
gram to the BIE. ] The official count gives
Grant the county scat by 119 majority
LINCOLN , Neb. , March 2. News has bcott
received from Homo that his holiness , thtt
pope , has sent special blessings to Hon. Job *
Fiterald and family , including lloaJ
Patrick Egan , of this city.
. General Van AVyelc at Orleans. .
OuuAN8 : , Neb. , March 2. [ Special Tclo *
gram to the BKB. ] General Van Wyck ad *
dressed a largo and enthusiastic uudlcnca'
hero to-night In aid of our public library , lift
b to bout the General Van Camp Sons of
Veterans gathering at Holdrcdgo on the ISthjf
' ' I
A Foundered Kcliooner.
LONDON , March 2 , The French bchoonerV
Flcur do la Mer. bus foundered off the l&lon
of Cnienne. _ Sixty i > asscB e.rt iU9WaO V , .
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