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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE
SEVENTEENTH YEAH. OMAHA , TUESDAY MORNING. MARCH 27 , 18S8 , NUMBER 283
THE POM PACKERS PROTEST
tlhoy Say tlio St. Louis Mon Tostl-
ir A GREAT INDUSTRY SLANDERED.
Port Scdgwlck Bill Fnvor-
nhly Hcportcd A Nebraska Ijnml
Cnsc The lllvcr nnd Harbor
Bill WnslmiRton Gossip.
WASHINGTON BUIIBAU TUB OMAHA Use , I
513 FOUIITKBXTII STHF.CT. >
WASIIINQTOX , D. C. , March 20. )
A favornblo report , with n few amend
ments , was made to-day by the senate com- ,
mittco on public lands on Mr. Paddock's bill
providing for the opening of the Fort Scdg
wlck military reservation In ColoVado nnd
Nebraska to nrtunl settlors. Ono of the
amendments strikes out the provision for the
sale of the lands , nnd it Is left for settlement
only by homestead. The land is to bo sur
veyed , scctionlzcd , and subdivided as other
lands , nnd offered to actual settlers under
the homcstcod laws only. It is provided that
if any person who has made permanent im
provement on the land prior to the first of
January , 18S8 being nn actual settler there
on nnd having exhausted his right to make
liomcstcad entry such person or his heirs ,
may enter n quarter Section of this land
under the provisions of the homestead laws
notwithstanding such prior entry. The bill
appropriates $1,500 , to carry out the provisions
of the net. Julcsburg , Col. , Is located on the
land in qucstion.3
oiiKELY AKD nis MEN' .
Representative Laird Introduced In the
houHO to-day n Joint resolution tendering the
thanks of congress , to General A. W. Grcoly
and the members of the Arctic sea scientific
expedition. nCongress has not recognized the
bravo men who explored the northern zone
nnd Mr. Laird thinks that this is as little as
it could do for them. There Is quite gen
eral sentiment in favor of the proposition nnd
the Nebraska delegation are especially work
ing for it.
inn nr. ar.uixo-pAHU IAND CASE.
The secretary of the interior to-day lookup
the land case of Henry S. Do Goring vs.
William H. Fnrr'Involving the priority of
' settlers on the southeast quarter of the nortli-
tyi cast quarter and the south half of the north-
\A \ cast quarter of section 0 , township 0 , range
' , ( S-l west , Bloomington land district , Nebraska.
' ' 'Tho local land officers rendered n Joint dc ;
" " cision in favor of Contestant Do Gcrlnc ,
1\V \ from which Furr appealed , and the commis
sioner of the general land ofUco reversed the
decision of the local ofllccrs nnd held the
declaratory statement of Do Goring , ns to the
land in contorvcrsy , for cancellation. From
this decision Do Goring appealed. After
filing his appeal and before the papers were
transmitted from the local office , Do Goring
filed affidavits nnd an original deed from him
self and wife to George W. Colvin , by way
of supplementary proof , Intended to show
that ho did not remove from land of his own
In Nebraska to reside on his preemption
claim as charged by Farr. It also appears
from supplementary affidavits that the deed
laid not been put on record by Colvin at the
data of the hearing by the local officers , and
that the original could not then bo obtained ,
neither could the testimony of Colvin. The
secretary of the interior decides that in view
of this supplementary testimony the case
shall bo remanded back to the commissioners
of the general laud office , In order that that
officer may pass upon the newly filed evidence.
THE ItlVEU AND HAUI1O11 11II.L.
The house committee on rivers nnd harbors
lias so nearly completed the river nnd harbor
bill that it intends to glvo the measure the
final touches to-morrow and then muko it
public. It appropriates about § 20,000,000 nnd
contains provisions of intcicst to Bun readers
ns follows : For continuing the improvement
of the Missouri river from Sioux City to Fort
Bcnton , 53,000 ; for removing obstructions in
the Missouri river. $110.000 ; for continuing
the Improvement of the Missouri river from
Us month to Sioux City , 300,000 , of which
* sum $5,000 may bo used between the southern
limits of St. Joseph nnd the head of Lake
Contrary , If In the Judgment of the commis
sion It bo necessary ; for continuing the im
provement of the Yellowstone river in Mon
tana and Dakota , $12,500. These figures maybe
bo changed at the meeting to-morrow , but it
is thought likely the Homicpln canal is to bo
provided for in a distinct measure.
OVEIUIOIXO T1IU I.A11I ) IXVESTIflATION.
There has been n great deal of provlousncss
nnd not n little excitement among the mem
bers of the house committee on agriculture
the . The investigation
during past twenty-four hours.
vestigation into the various qualities and
kinds of lard in connection with n bill to 1m-
pose a tax on refined or compound lard , bus ,
ns I stated some days , ago , got beyond the
control of the men who have been managing
it , nnd threatened to wreck tlio American expert -
port trade of hog products. Among the wit
nesses who last week made statements before
the committee was ono William G. Bartlett
of St. Louis , who has been a pork packer for
forty years nnd who , until recently , was u
member of ono of the prominent pork pack
ing firms of the metropolis of Missouri. On
Friday Mr. Bartlett , who Is over sixty years
of age , gave some very sensational testi
mony. Ho said that it was u common
thing , not only with the pork packers
ut Kansas City and St. Louis , but all cities in
tha country to slaughter cholera and other
diseased hogs and sell them us wholesome
human food ; thut it wns universal und that
he had frequently done so himself. That
smothered hogs , piggy sows , boars and stags
were also slaughtered and sold us wholesome
food. He mudo sweeping charges of this
kind und in some instances gave the names
of packers who wcro gully of this heinous
rime. The dispatches this afternoon ptib-
libhcd hero announce that numerous damage
suits have been und will bo filed ugulnst
liartlett , who Is n man of considerable prop-
city und prominence , and thut n Kansas
City firm Would prosecute him for perjury.
Procedure for perjury cannot bo taken
nguinst Bnrtlett , as bis statements were nut
under oath , but tbero Is no doubt that he will
huvau great deal of trouble with civil suits
if ho does not substantiate his charges , which
lie declares lie cuu do.
As I anticipated tome time ago , the people
who have been fighting to have n luw passed
to tux refined lard und stigmatize it ujxm the
market are destroying themselves by forcing
the lard rellnors who are. fighting the bill to
bring testimony which will not only ruin the
ix > rk export trade , but break down the prlmo
etcnm lard manufacture for domestic us well
ns export purposes. A lot of telegrams wcro
to-day received by the chairman of the house
committee on agriculture from pork
puckers throughout the country denouncing -
nouncing the statements of Hurt-
lott us false and highly damaging to
their trade-anil It appears that the uuvoi-utes
of the bill now pending have como to reulUo
the mistake they have mudo in conducting
their light to the present extreme. The state
ments made by Hart let t were kept from the
picas for twenty-four hours and the committee -
too and advocates of the lurd bill IIOIR.H ! to
suppress them , but they huvo finally been
Hepresentatlvo Laird , who is a member of
the committee on agriculture and who has
taken an twtlvo part in this investigation on
account of Noiinu&u being a largo jK > rk rais
ing und pork manufacturing state , said of the
situation to-night ; "So fur tub is n fight bo-
twcen dealers in pork und lurd , i cprcaCnUug
different sections und conflicting interests.
Certain packers of pork and ronderors
of lurd Iftvo sought nnd are
promoting this investigation to the
end that they may rather gain an advantage
than that the consumer or producer should
be protected. This bus lately degraded tha
inquiry into mere mud slinging , , us , for ex
ample , the testimony of Bartlett , which wus
simply infamous , cud which aroused tha com-
in It tee and will arouse the whole country to
such an extent as will iwrinlt no. trilllm ; by
packers , rendcrcrs , refiners or Hunt with au
Industry that pays (3,000,000 per year in to
ho pockets of the producers of this country
from foreign consumers. Let the packers ,
enderors nnd refiners take notice that there
s nothing to bo gained by prejudiced state-
ncnts aimed by rivals In trndo nt the pe
cuniary interests of each other. By this
method they will simply invoke legislation
infricndly to their personal interests. Con
gress is hero for Ju&tico to nil nnd not to
.mild tip ono set of tradesmen at the expense
of another. "
It begins to look ns though the steam or
wrk lard makers were getting the worst of
bnxATon snnnMAN's CANVAS ? .
The friends of Senator Sherman have been
very active of late. They consider that
within the past two weeks especially they
Imvo received most encouraging evidence of
his Increasing strength as a presidential can
didate. Within n week there has been extraordinary -
ordinary activity in his behalf , conferences of
party men being held and efforts being made
In various directions to turn the tldo in his
favor. A matter that has occupied their at
tention Is whether or not Governor Forakor
should present the name of Mr. Sherman in
Iho convention. It is popularly stated that
Mr. Sherman has entertained n fear that
Governor Forakcr might affect the conven
tion ns Garficld did nnd carry it for himself
while speaking for "his friend. " Mr. Sher
man and all his friends earnestly disclaim
any such apprehension , but nt the sumo time
it Is practically decided that Governor For
akor will not present Mr. Sherman's namo.
It has been a question between him nnd Hep
resentatlvo Grosevonor , who is ono
of Mr. Sherman's most ardent supporters.
General Grosovonor was to-day asked
how ho thought the thing would bo settled.
Ho replied that ho thought neither of them
would make the presentation. Ho said ho
know ho would not make the speech himself
and ho did not think the governor would.
His Impression was that It would bo some
prominent man not a resident of Ohio. Ho
hastened to add , however , that the friends
of Mr. Sherman had no want of confidence
in Governor Forakor and his failure to make
the presentation speech would bo of his own
volition. The governor , ho said , would not
bo n party to any move to sccuro the nomi
nation for himself nnd thut the Ohio dele
gation would "bo united nnd would never
weaken in their support of Mr. Sherman.
Ho said that thTO appeared to bo no indica
tion of a concentration of strength upon any
other candidate and that within the past few
days there have been marked evidences of n
general movement in favor of Mr. Sherman's
An effort is being made by Senators Pugb ,
Vnnco , Voorhees nnd other democrats known
to bo not favorable to President Cleveland's
rcnomination to show that ho may , on some
pretext or other , refuse to have his name
used in the convention ntSt. Louis. The op
ponents of the president in his own party are
predicting that ho will not bo tno candidate
again and have this evening caused to bo
published those references in his letter of ac
ceptance against a second term. Special
stress is placed upon the following sentences
in that letter : "When wo consider the
patronngo of this great cilice , the
allurements of. power , the temptation to re
tain public place once gained , and , more than
nil , the availability a party finds in an in
cumbent when n horde of officeholders , with
a zeal born of benefits received nnd fostered
by the hope of favors yet to come , stand
ready to aid with money nnd trained political
services , wo recognize in the eligibility of
the president for re-election a most serious
danger to that calm , deliberate nnd Intelli
gent political action which must characterize
u government by the people. "
Representative Dorsoy was doing the gal
lant at the capital this afternoon with a bevy
of pretty Vassar girls. Ho was very frisky
and seemed to bo in high oats. Miss ICountzo ,
of Omaha , n charming young lady , was with
the party. Mrs. Dorsey has Just re
turned from Connecticut , where she
went some tlmo ago to get a
breath of fresh air. She got caught in
the No/w / England blizzard and for over seven
days was kept in n house unable to communi
cate with the outside world. She savs that
when she wants a fresh breath hereafter she
will go to her home in Nebraska , where there
are no blizzards.
The wife of Auditor Babcock and Mrs.
Mortcnscn , of Ford , are in the city.
Pisiutv S. HEATH.
Nebraska and Iowa Pensions.
WASHIXGTON , March 20. [ Special Telegram -
gram to the BKE.I Pensions were granted
to the following Nebraskans to-day : Orig
inal invalid Thomas W. Hitchio , insane ,
Papllllon. Increase Robert H. Miller ,
Broken Bow ; James W. Kinkead , Omaha.
Pensions for lowans : Original Invalid
Solomnn Walker , Ccntervillo ; James AV.
Huntlngton , Jefferson. Restoration and reissue -
issue John Miller , Strawberry Point. In-
erea o John Fife , Truro ; Ezckiel Perry ,
Bedford ; Jonathan Case-beer , Malton ; Garrison
risen Brunback S. English , James Stratton ,
Odebolt ; Francis Fornerod , Knoxvillc. ReIssue -
Issue Charles B. Thompson , Knoxville ;
Richard II. Morgan , Newmarket ; Edward
Ncudeck , Ked Oak. Original widows , etc.
Minors of William Beard , Exlino , ( to end
April 20 , 20 , 18:5 ! , two in Iowa and ono in
Kansas ) . Mexican survivors Robert Har
per , Fairflcid ; Henry Groesbeck , Afton.
The Ijiito Chief Justice.
WASIIIXOTON , March 20. About forty
members of the bar of the supreme court as
sembled in the court room this morning pur
suant to a call , and ndoped a resolution to at
tend the funeral of the late Chief Justice
Walto , next Wednesday , in n body. A committee -
mitteo of seven was appointed to prepare
resolutions in reference to the death and life ,
character and services of the chief Justice , to
bo presented at a future meeting , as follows :
Attorney-General Garland ; Edmunds and
Vest , of the Bonuto ; Culbcrtson nnd EzruB.
Taylor , of the house ; and Shcllabarger and
Asliton , of the district bar. The meeting
Lelnuil'n Last Appeal.
WASHINGTON , March 20. Senator Stan
ford to-day submitted n long address to the
senate special committee in charge of the Pa
cific railway commissioner's report. In con
clusion Senator Stanford said ho desired the
committee , in framing now legislation ap
plicable to the company , to bear In mind ,
first , that the company had performed all its
obligations ; second , that it had saved enor
mous sums of money for the government ;
third , that it never made a cent at the ex
pense of the government or the people ;
fourth , thut the cost of the road was doubled
by the tremendous expedition of its construc
tion from which the government received
great benefit ; llfth , thut the debt owed to the
government will not bo duo for ten years ,
und alxtu , that the relation of the United
States to the Central Pacific Is that of con
tract which the government has no justifica
tion to violate.
National Capital NotoB.
WASHINGTON , March SO. Indian Agent
Gregory continued his testimony to-day , His
principal reason for trying to remove the
Calllgan brothers from the reservation was
that they churned too much for supplies and
offered him $ Ir > UO for the privilege. Gregory
said ho was in no way connected with the
Superior Lumber company.
Mr. Kcrr of Iowa , to-day presented a bill
in the amend the inter-state
house to - coin-
mcrro law HO as to prevent railroads from
bringing into the state articles which roads
within the sumo state uro not permitted to
WASHINGTON , MurchCO : The senate to-dny
made the following confirmations : S. M ,
Stockilagcr , commissioner of the g'cncrul
land ofllro ; Thomas J , Anderson , assistant
commissioner of the general land offices.
2fillncd ! hard.
WASHINGTON , Mart-it 2Q. Carl Droir , of
Chicago , was cross-examined1 before the
house committee on agriculture this morning
in regard to the manufacture of refined ! ard ,
but nothing of importance was elicited.
Tlio Klgln Butter Market.
ELGIN , 111. , March 20. Butter opened at
28c and rose to SOWc , though most of the
ales wore uiuilo at 3le. ) The market is firm.
COSCIIEN AND THE BUDGET ,
The English Chancellor Introduces
FOREIGN STOCKS TO BE TAXED.
Bomlnnnd Other Securities Not Hav
ing n British Mark Upon Them
Will Ho Dropped Upon
LONDON , March 20. Uoschon , chancellor
of the exchequer , introduced the budget in the
commons to-night. Ho spoke for four hours ,
explaining the details and the proposal. In
summing up ho said the excess of revenues
over the estimate added to the saving in nx-
pcndlttircs , gave a total realized surplus of
3,1(15,000 ( , the greatest since 1874.
Ho had begun the year with n balance on
hand of 5,0.50,000 nnd ended It with n
balance of r.-in3,000.
Coming to the national debt , ho said they
had dccicased the liabilities during the year
by 7,1501,009 , the largest sum paid oft during
any year since 1872. The revenue , as esti
mated for the coming year , would
give n surplus of 2,877,000 over
expenditures. They desired to take a penny
off the income tax and as the balance of the
surplus , after devoting the sum proposed to
local government expenditures under the
new bill , would not bo sufficient , they pro
posed to raise enough to make good the defi
ciency by various minor taxes.
Tl o government proposed to meet expendi
tures for fortifications , ports nnd coaling sta
tions by raising a yearly loan of 3,800,000 , on
the revenue derived from Suez canal shares ,
thus avoiding placing the slightest burden on
taxpayers to meet the imperial measure.
Goschcn asked the house to pass resolutions
at once reducing the income tax and Increas
ing the duty on wine. The debate continued.
In reply to criticism Goschen admitted that
the budget didn't rival the great "budget of
Gladstone , but said It was at present impossi
ble to further simplify the tax or reduce
duties on imports. A resolution increasing
the duty on wine was then adopted.
A. Parliamentary Ilcviow.
[ Copt/rf0Jit 1SSS bu James Gnnlon llennM. ]
LONDON , March 23. [ New York Herald
Cable Special to the Br E. ] The state
budget will bo the last parliamentary
event of any importance before Easter.
The house is quite ready to rest , and it
was very Significantly intimated to all con
cerned by the count out on Friday evening.
Gladstonian and tory whips laid their heads
together , and agreed that after the perpetual
pensions discussions und a little general busi
ness the main forces on both sides should bo
withdrawn from the houso. The Irish mem
bers were quite agreeable , for they were not
interested in pressing on any bill. I There
had been n great stampede at dinner time.
Quito enough members were about to keep
the house going. Suddenly the electric bell
went offnnd wo who were at dinner or other
wise employed , though it was Just as well
not to answer its summons , for in a few min
utes it Boundo ! again , nnd that was n sign
that the house had adjourned for want of
forty members being present. Such n stroke
of luck before 8 o'clock has .not
happened to the speaker and officials
for two years past. iTho meaning of
this was that our nerves wcro rather tied up
and the torics especially need rest. They
have been dragged along lately at a rate
which has left some of them half dazed.
They began in their hearts to dread their
own leaders more than Mr. Gladstone. The
old man indeed is making himself so very
charming all round that if ho would only
drop homo rule there are many torics who
would bo Inclined to vote for him as a safer
conservative than any. This firebrand min
istry now m ofllco , power , place and hgih sal
aries , may have attractions for those who en
joy them , but the bulk of either party only
standby and look on. They get nothing by
their leaders being in office , unless their
principles are defended. To most radicals it
looks as if Lord Salisbury were allowed to
remain prlmo minister solely on condition of
carrying radical measures. Every relic post is
being swept away. The local government
bill is the bitterest morsel ever offered
by a tory leader to his followers. They
will obolt it down somehow , but
there are few who make any pretense at
taking it. They can eat boiled crow , but
they don't banker after it yet. It is the only
tory dish offered them now. Let any ono
try to reform real abuses , such as these con
nected with the pension system nnd dear Mr.
Smith will get up and pour out gentle moral-
isms about vested interests by the yard , but
when the ministry bring in a measure of
their own It Is simply revolutionary. Glad
stone must bo dished. There is a radical de
claring that the now bill takes his breath
away. Imagine then the condition of the
fine old conservative gentleman whoso last
privileges were being swept from him , who
loses every local or political advantage that
property can confer , and who Is reduced to
the necessity of begging for votes or giving
up all participation in country life.
Disraeli , in his curly days , emphatically de
clared that n conservative government was
nn orgnni/ed hyjwcrisy. I think if our dear
Mr. Smith only know that many of his fol
lowers were now reaching that remark , his
fine complacency would bo a little shaken.
Perhaps your readers will say that Ireland
seems to have slipped entirely Into the back
ground , and in so saying they uro perfectly
correct. I do not profess to bo able to explain
it , but Ireland Is altogether shelved and the
homo rulers have vanished. They will re
appear no doubt , but at present wo look
around for them in vain. Blggar was witli
us lust night , but ho had only came to enjoy
himself , Justin McCarthy looked in and
walked off , Uillon smiled ut the attack on
the pensions. Hcaly glanced ut King
Hnrman , whoso salary in not yet quite
settled. Half the evening the Irian benches
were deserted. There is no more fightlrg
for the boya to do. no more war crying in
their curs. Their two leaders uro mute as
the harp in Turn's hull. How long is this to
last und what is it ull to end in ? At present
it ends in Easter. That is nil wo know.
There must bo something in the air for it Is
impossible to believe that either Gladstone
or Pnrnoll , and certainly not both , look upon
the game ns lost. Are they looking for a
tory uprising in the country against Richo's
bill ! There will bo nono. The tory democ
racy care not n straw for the Tory county
gentleman. Tlio now tory party in the house
p/f commons consists in n largo part of men
who earn their own living , whereas in old
times it was composed of landed proprietors
with a sprinkling of glib lawyers to do the
talking for them , Was not even Disraeli
sneered at as an adventurer ! Ho had little
land and no money , therefore the county
squires hated him. All is changed.
Gladstone must realize it , seeing how
much ho has done to bring about
the change. Ho cannot seriously believe in
a tory revolt Inside or outside the houso. It
almost seems us if ho had finally made up
his mind thut the time bus coma for with *
drawul from the scene ns an uctive combat
ant , and many things I hear from good
sources confirm this impression. But ono has
heard the same things before , and at the
critical moment the invincible man lias been
seen standing in the breach again , cheering
on his troops. Salt may bo once more. In
spite of time's discouragements , the nation
alists' cause is bound up in him , so far as
human eye can foresee. It has survived
previous blows and strange vicissitudes , but
there is no denying that relieving Gladstone
from nny-causo would -incomparably the
heaviest blow of All. It is not likely to bo
given Just yet. If ouo may Judge freia
Gladstone's appearance , ho looks jounger ,
8jeak8 firmer , clearer and btrpnger nlto-
gcthcr than at aoy time in the last three or
four years , JJEMDKI } of PAUUUUN.T *
THE VKlIiKl ) WOMAN.
Ivondon Aftltnttul aa to Identity of tlio
ICopj/HoJit JSfiS I > iJnmct Qnnlon Dcnnttt , \
LONDON , March / . [ Now York Herald
Cable Special to the Bnr..J Thcro was
much amusement in Chapel Court , Thrcan-
nccdlo and Throckmorton streets to-day over
the cables in the morning papers about the
Gould Tribune Interview. The old chestnut
question , "Who is shot Who is she ! " was
heard on nit sides , "No doubt ho is amazed
nt the Idea indicating him" was also heard , fl
The Financial News to-morrow morning
will contain the following editorial ; "Mr.
Jay Gould , having kept at a safe- distance
from Now York while the Denver Pacific
indictment was hanging over his head , no
sooner returns than ho begins to parade his
Invulnerable virtues in the tender confidence
of nn Interview with the Now York Tribune.
Ho declared with flashing eyes take partic
ular note of the flashing eyes ; quite n
now feature , wo 'should think , in the Gould
physiognomy that the motives behind
this nssault nro a newspaper , a cable com
pany nnd n woman. If modesty did not for
bid wo might puoss what was tlio newspaper
referred to. Neither is the cable company
much of n secret , but who can the woman bo !
Wo think Mr. Gould's complications have all
been of the masculine gender , but in his old
ago ho seems to bo getting less particular ns
to sexes. His friends would , no doubt , glvo
n good deal to know who was the lady that
got loft in tho'Dcnvcr Pacific trust. "
UrltlHli Grain Trade Review.
LONDON , March 2 < 5. The Mark Lane Ex
press , ia its weekly review of the British
grain trade , says : Values of English wheat
continue ngainst Sellers , quotations ruling Gd
lower. Reports from the country show the
wticat growth to bo excellent , and no harm
has been done by frosts. Flour is dull. The
quantity received continues'to increase. To
day's market for .English wheat is main
tained. Prices for foreign wcro in favor of
buyers. Country flour was Unchanged ; for
eign 3d cheaper nnd flat. Corn was steady ;
round was 3d@0d cheaper. Barley and oats
Son-lti-Law Wilson Escapes.
PAWS , March JJOj The court of appeals
rendered n decision reversing the decision of
the lower court and acquits Wilson of the
charges against him of complicity in the de
coration scandal.Tho other persons tried
with Wilson on shnilnr charges are also ac
quitted. The Judgment of the court of ap
peals severely condemns the acts imputed to
Wilson and others , but declares the existing
laws do not apply to offenses charged against
Tlio VilafltlucI Suit.
MINNEVPOLIS , March 20. The trial of
William Welch for criminal libel against Sec
retary Vllas was resumed to-day. Judge
Welch gave a detailed account of the Inter
view with Vilas in August , 1831 , in which
the latter admitted appropriating $18,000 of
the assets of the old Madison Mutual insur
Don't Worry Yourself.
LONDON , March 30. The Times thinks
that Cleveland will not easily find a successor
to Chief Justice Wnlto who shall bo equally
entitled to respepi. It says : "Justice
Waito's Judgments were always marked by
good sense , and lip nvbrthily succeeded the
line of Judges ofvpjm America may well bo
proud. " . '
A Troublesome Voyage.
LONDON , March 20. The German steamer
Lahn , from Now York , collided with the
pier at Brcmerhavcn , badly damaging her
stern nnd plate. During the voyage u steam
pipe burst , killing two men und injuring four
Franco Fires on Italy.
ROME , March 20. A French ironclad fired
and struck an Italian steamer near Villa
Franca. The commander of the ironclad
pleads as nn excuse that the crow were prac
ticing at the guns and the shot struck the
steamer by accident.
Tlio Panama Ditch.
PA ins , March 20. Do Lcsscps writes to
financial correspondents of the Panama
Canal company that 108,233 now obligations
have been subscribed for , placing 50,000,000 ,
francs in the hands of the company.
Emperor Frederick Improving.
LONDON , March 20. It is known that Em
peror Frederick is improving owing to the
removal of u largo plcco of diseased carti-
lege. Such a thing has never been known to
occur in the case of a cancerous disease.
Thousands Dying of Hunger.
LONDON , March 2(5. ( Thousands of persons
nro dying of starvation in the inundated dis
tricts of Hungary *
BKIU.IN , March 20. Minister von Putt-
knmcr has started for the Hooded districts.
Forty villages jiro Inundated and 10,000 people
ple have lost everything they possessed.
THE COAD HILLHORIlOnS. .
All the Charges Substantiated and
the Warden Ordered Dismissed.
LITTLE ROCK , Ark. , March 20. The peni
tentiary board has made a report on the con
vict outrages in tbo Coal Hill mines. It
charges the violation by the lessees of all the
rules and regulations prescribed. The con
victs have been ordered to return to the peni
tentiary and permission to work them in the
mines near Coal Hill or like dangerous places ,
refused. It Is ordered thut the chief warden
of the penitentiary bo at once dismissed from
Ijo T < ; IICS the Belle ,
FOKT Suu < r , Dik. , March 20. [ Special
Telegram to the BEK. ] A courier from Foil
Bennett says when'ho loft Saturday prep
arations were all complete for the wedding
of Chaska nnd Mi9sFellows and ho has little
doubt that it was consummated. Ho claims
Chaslca to bo a bright , Industrious Indian
and not the reprobate ho has been pictured.
Regarding the story that Miss Fellows'
brother from Clncu&o had gene up there with
a gun to prevent tha innrrlago by force , if
necessary , the courier asserts that there is
no truth in it , thut she has no brother living.
A dispatch from Washington states that her
father will not bclldvo In the contemplated
marriage. Ho says ho has been getting letters
from the girl quite frequently , that she never
mentioned the manv&go und that Chaska was
never mentioned but once , nnd then incident
ally. He thinks the thing cannot bo true
and says that it U his belief that the story Is
a monstrous and outrageous fulco perpetrated
by some correspondent up at Pierre.
For Nebraska : Light to fresh northerly
winds , becoming variable , colder , followed
by warmer , fair weather.
For lowas Light Jo fresh northerly winds ,
bccoirtmg variable , colder , followed by
wanner , fair wcatber.
For Eastern Dakota : Light snow , fol
lowed by colder , fair weather , light to fresh
For Southwestern Dakota : Warmer , gen
erally fair weather , light to fresh variable
The cold wave signals are continued nt
stations in Wisconsin , Iowa and the eastern
portions of Minnesota nnd Nebraska until
Wednesday morning ,
Western lluadu Advance Rate * .
CHICAGO , March 20. With the exception
of the Burlington and Burlington & Northern -
ern , tbo western roads to-day advanced
'freight rates to the old tariff.The two lat
ter roads will advance on April 1 and 6 re
spectively. , - .
THE PULLMAN'S ' BAD POLICY ,
It Still Persists in Refusing to Fay
Taxes in Iowa.
EXECUTIVE COUNCIL ENJOINED.
Tlio Dcnth of nn Old Negro at Du-
utuitic Ilccnlln a llciiilnlscciico
of General Ijogan and
Between Two Fires.
DBS MoiNns , In. , March 20. [ Special
Telegram to the B EK.J The executive coun
cil is In n quandary between two fires. Judge
Brewer , of the federal court , enjoins it from
doing what the state law requires It to do.
Heretofore the Pullman car company has
ovndcd payment of taxes in Iowa when pos-
slblo , und last year endeavored to have county
treasurers enjoined from collecting the taxes
assessed by the executive council. The case
was carried Into thoi federal court nnd the
company was beaten. This year the injunc
tion is brought ngainst the council itself. The
company claims that , being n citizen of Illi
nois , it Is not liable for taxes in Iowa even if
its cars do run on lown roads. The case will
be Heard at St. Louis , April 14 , and the coun.
ell don't know whether to go ahead with the
assessment nnd violate the injunction or stop
nnd violate the state law. As all the assess
ment must bo done by Audi 1 , if the injunc
tion is respected then the Pullman company
cannot be assessed this year.
A Fugitive Slave's Death.
DUBUO.UK , Ia. , March 20. [ Special Tele
gram to the BEE. ] Old man Johnson , a ven
erable negro of this city , seventy-eight years
old , was taken into custody to-day on the
charge of insanity. Ho was found in his
house on his knees praying with his legs
wrapped up in tin foil , as ho said , to keep
the devils from crawling up and entering his
body. Before the war ho was n runaway
slave , from Mississippi to Illinois , where ho
was arrested under the fugitive slave law.
The late General Logan , then an attorney ,
appeared against him and made a speech
demanding his return to his master. The
trial resulted in Johnson's return back to
slavery , but while being taken to the rnil-
roud station by two ofllcers ho suddenly
drew a knife from his bootleg nnd rushed at
Ills guards. In this wnv ho escaped and ran
to n swamp , from which ho made his way to
this 0113 * , where ho has since resided. When
General Logan was hero during the last
presidential campaign the old man went to
hear.him speak , and finally concluded ho
would have to vote for Logan , because , us ho
said , "Do glncral didn't know no beddcr in
dem days , " _
The Iowa Legislature.
DCS MOINES , Ia. , March 20. In the senate
to-day the bill passed providing for the man
ner in which insurance companies shall in
vest loans and securities and also the kind
and amount of said loans. The bill oasscd
relating to drainage and providing for the
complete hearing of both sides in case of con
troversy over damages.
The special order was taken up at 8 o'clock ,
being the bill relating to state printing and
binding. The bill provides for the election
at the regular sessions of the general assem.- . .
bly of a state printer and state binder , who
shall keep fully equipped offices at DCS
Moines ; gives the tune when the various re
ports shall bo issued and the manner of pay-
jnent by the state ; provides for the distribu
tion of state documents and fixes a schedule
of prices lower than they at present exist.
Section 1 was read , prescribing a term of
two years , beginning May 1 , the year follow
ing election , but from. 181)3 ) on Jununry 1 in
each odd-numbered 5rcar. No amendments ,
Section 2 was read , relating to the proper
equipment for the ofllco.
Section 3 was read , providing for prompt
nnd neat work. No amendments.
Section 4. provides for the del Ivcry by the
printer to the binder.
Section 5 , provides for the ordoringof work
by a certificate of the secretary of state.
Section 0 , provides for the inspection of
the work by the secretary of state.
Section 7 , provides for the payment in
warrants by the state auditor.
Section 8 , fixes the time of printing state
Section 9 , relates to fiscal reports.
Section 10 , allowing the covcrnor the right
to order the printing of reports. An amend
ment was adopted giving members of the
legislature 200 copies of the state pharmacy
report. After the reading of a few more
sections and without any amendments the
The house during the morning session
passed the bill to legalize the incorporation
of the town of Deep River , Powcshiek
The bill passed to amend the code relating
to the consolidation of independent school
The bill by Mr. Rico passed regulating the
appropriation of money in cities of the first
class and organized under special charters.
An amendment was adopted striking out all
reference to cities organi/cd under special
charters , thus making Sioux City nn excep
tion to the provisions of the bill. The bill
provides for making such appropriations at
the beginning of the fiscal year nnd that the
expenses shall not exceed euclt appropria
The bill relating to tlio establishment of
fire dislr.cts , which had been ordered to u
tulrd rcaJing was reconsidered and n sub
stitute was offered by Mr. Berryhlll applying
the act to cities of the first class only nnd
providing that section 457 of the code shall
not apply to cities of the first class. The bill
allows cities of the first class to fix fire dis
At the afternoon session the consideration
was resumed on the Curtis billproviding that
the board -supervisors shall provide for
each precinct of a county u room witli fuel ,
light nnd ballot box for election purposes , the
necessary expenses to bo paid from the county
fund. Lost on engrossment.
The bill by Mr. Dayton was taken up re
quiring security for cost in criminal nations
tried by Justices of the pcaco , reported for
indilinito postponement by the Judiciary com
mittee. Mr. Dayton spoke against the adop
tion of the report of the committee and ex
plained thoprovislons of the bill as requiring
persons bringing criminal actions before Jus
tices of the peace to give a bond for 25J to
cover costs in the case , if it is found that
the prosecution is without Justice. Mr ,
Smith nnd Mr. Wyckoff spokoin favor of the
bill , Mr. Roach spoke in favor of the adop
tion of the report , saying that ho believed it
would prove an obstacle in the way of prose
cutions in criminal cases.
An amendment was offered by Mr. Lewis ,
of Wayne , piovldlng that the act shall not
apply to prosecutions brought under the
liquor law. Mr. Berryhlll spoke against tbo
bill , as jjcing in his opinion bad public policy ,
Mr , Lewis withdrew his amendment. The
report of the committee was not adopted , but
'the bill was lost on engrossment by a vote of
Ayes , ! M ; nuys , 42.
At 11.20 ) > . in , the text-book bill , house file
.142 , was taken up by the committee on text
books. The bill is for nn act authorizing
bchool districts , townships and independent
school districts to purchase text-books and
allowing the electors of said districts to de
cide the question of free text-books. The
provisions of tlio bill uro as follows ; If by
the general election of IbSS. or ut the annual
election in Murch , a majority of the voters
of the district consent , the board of directors
falmll purchase the necessary books and
school supplies for the district ; the contin
gent fund may bo used for tbo purpose or a
tux levied ; the board of dhectors shall pur
chase suitable books from a responsible firm
at what is to the board a reasonable price.
The books cannot bo changed before being in
use five years , unless by consent of a ma
jority of the voters. Publishing firms shall
file with the county superintendent samples
of the books and supplies they wish to sell.
Mr. JJobson , of Bueua Ybtw , chairman of
the committee , explained the object Of the
bill nnd gave reasons why it had been pre
pared rather than ono fo ? state uniformity.
The substitute for the bill by Mr. Wilbur , of
Floyd , provides a uniform Dorics of text
books for the common schools of the stato.
The substitute provides that the executive
council shall glvo notice within thirty days
that scaled proiKisals will bo received by the
secretary of state for furnishing and selling
books for schools throughout the stato.
Through the regular channels of trade , the
executive council nnd not exceeding five prao >
tlcal educators shall select the books to b <
used nnd the prlco shall not exceed 60 prr
cent of the present wholesale prlco. If tl"\
books cannot bo obtained in this way , the
council shall appoint llvo educators to com
pile suitable books.
Mr. Dobon spoke against the substitute as
impracticable and allowing a monopoly.
Mr , Wilbur offered an amendment to the
committee bill , striking out the words "tax-
paying electors" nnd inserting "freeholders. "
Adopted. The language of the first section
Is changed by substituting "shall" for "au
thorizing" relating to the board of directors.
An effort was' made to strike out n portion
of section 0 authorizing n change of text
books on the vote of the majority of voters ,
but was unsuccessful.
Jsaac Rook Acquitted.
GujNwoon , Ia. , March 20. [ Special Telegram -
gram to the BKB. ] Isaac Rook , indicted for
murder , was acquitted yesterday. The Jury
wcro out about fourteen hours. Their ver
dict gives general satisfaction ,
THE CLEARANCE RECORD.
Tlio Financial Transact Ions of the
BOSTON , Mass. , March 23. [ Special Tele
gram to the BEE. ] The following table
compiled from dispatches to the Post from
the managers of the leading'clearing-houses
of the United States , shows the gross ex
changes for the week ended March 25 ,
18S8 , with the rate per cent of increase or de
crease as compared with the amounts for the
corresixmdlng week last year :
A TASCOTT SENSATION.
The Murderer of Sncll Believed to Bo
ST. PAUL , Minn. , March 20. [ Special Tele
gram to the Br.u. ] Saturday afternoon the
remains of a man were found atlnver GroVe ,
a station on the Chicago , Kansas City & St.
Paul motor line , about seven miles south of
St. Paul. Nothing about the man indicated
who ho was. A revolver laid near by and a
bullet hole was found near the right temple ,
and the general belief was that the man had
committed suicide. Yesterday n closer ex
amination was made and his appearance tal
lied so near with that of William B. Tuscott ,
the murderer of Amos , T. Snoll , of Chicago ,
that the belief rapidly gained ground that
the man whoso whereabouts has been puz-
lingtho Chicago police had committed sui
cide after leaving St. Paul. Tlio dead man
was something over five feet six inches tall ,
were a black cutaway coat , striped pants , a
dark overcoat of light material , and a turban
cap. Ho was smooth shaven with a suspi
cion of a mustache of perhaps ten days'
growth. His face was rather largo
and jaws square. The body had lain where
it was found for a considerable time , the
weather being such us to prevent decomposi
tion. Tascott was known to have a woman
in St. Paul , and is supposed to have stayed
with her while hero. The theory is that
when ho saw by the Chicago papers that ho
wus accused of the crime he hid in this city ,
und no ono but the woman know of his
whereabouts. Finding that the detectives
wcro on his track , ho started to leave the
city , Jumped on the first train ho saw , which
proved to bo n motor , running only to Invcr
Grove. Arriving there ho became discour
aged , went into the woods nnd committed
suicide. Owing to the blockade on the road ,
definite nnd inoro minute details cannot be
obtained , but the description of the man
found nt Inver Grove nnd the fact that ho
has lain there for so long , confirms the belief
that the Suell murderer has at lust been
A Prco Ballot or Blood.
New OULEANS , March 20. [ Special Tele
gram to the line. ] The organization known
ns the Young Men's Democratic association
intends to put in the field n municipal ticket
In opposition to that nominated by the ma
chine democrats , It Is believed this ticket
will receive the endorsement and support of
the republicans. The young democracy rep
resents the best elements in the city , und
have plenty of money to run their campaign ,
They assert they will have a squad of armed
men ut the polls on election day , nnd swear
there shall bo a free ballot and fair count or
blood. The people are ripe for revolt ngninst
the corrupt ring which BO long hud control of
An Kinbezzlcr Arraigned.
UTICA , N , Y. , Murch 20. General Lester
B. Fuulkncr was arraigned in the United
States district court to-day on an idlctment
of twenty-four counts , charging him with
embezzling J150.000 from the First National
bank , of Daiibvlllo. Ho pleaded not ( ruilty.
General Faulkner was a director in the bank
und his brother its president. As soon us
James learned that the government sus
pected him ho lied to Canada. Ho returned
last week , however , nnd appeared before the
grand Jury in this city and gave testimony
resulting in his brother's indictment.
Want a Now
Nuw YOHK , March 20. The dissatisfied
stock and bondholders of the Missouri , Kan
sas & Texas road at a meeting to-day ap
pointed a committee to obtain proxies and at
the unnuul meeting cast a vote for directors
who will represent the Interest of the stock
holders of the company and take the control
of the road out of the hands of the present
Heavy IliUiirull in Alabama ,
MOXTGOMUJIV , Ala. , March 20. Thcro was
a tremendous rainfall all over Alabama last
night and to-day , The Warrior river , at
Tusoalaosu , lias risen twenty feet to-day , and
the Coosa , at Wetumpka , also twenty feet.
Merchants ore celling their goods out , ox *
' ' '
THE LOBBY AT WASHINGTON *
Its Members nnd the Methods
ployed to Influence Legislation , p (
EX-CONGRESSMEN AMONG THEMi
How They Abuse Their Special
. HCKCS Hlfth Salaries 1'ftltl Barn
Ward's hlborallty Ways of the
Fon\alo Lobbyist ,
The Third HOURO *
WASHINGTON , March 20. [ Special to tlid
line. ] The promoters nnd abstractors ol
legislation at Washington are legion in iiuu >
bor. The old nnmo of lobbyists has fallen
into disrepute in thcso latter days , and the
men who button-hole senators and rcprot
Bontativos , dine nnd wine law makers and
Influence the votes of the people's represents *
lives in the interest of schemes , subsldlcai
nnd corporations now dignify themselves bJ
the nnmo of special attorneys. So f&r us the
most of them nro concerned there is no afrr
tempt made tq evade public observation or tOI
wrap In n fold of mystery their profession *
The corridors of the hotels nnd the lobblca
nnd cloak rooms of the capital are swarmlnp
with men and women who arc either living
on salaries provided by the interests whlcl )
they represent , or nro existing in the hope ot
of contingent fees dependent upon the SUOH (
cess of their negotiations. It Is an interesting
nnd n motley crowd , grading socially from'
ox-senators , governors of states , past rcpro *
ecntatlvcs , lawyers whoso nuincs stand higfc
in forensic ranks , Journalists whoso writing ?
In times past have vividly pictured tha
regime of the Credit Moblllor down to smal
bore politicians , Jack-logged lawyers nti < )
The privilege of the floor which is granted !
in both houses to ex-members is responsible )
largely for debauching into professional lob *
bylsts honest men who have stood high Ia.
the councils of the nation. The -privacy ofi"
the cloak-room Is preferable to the public ! !
of the lobby , and tlio advantage of watching ;
legislation from the very midst of the Icgislu- *
lators is highly prled by members of the
third house. For this reason cx-scnntors unit
representatives are ublo to procure posts
whoso only object is to influence legislation.
at much higher salaries than can *
bo obtained by men who have not
the entree to the floors of these
so unto and house. Thcro is always n
, - <
that the frequent presence of ex-senators
and representatives in the capital is conJ
ncctcd with the advancement of private !
schemes. Ex-Senator Colliding some tlma
ago frankly stated to mo that one of the rea
sons why ho had never been inside the capU
tel , with n single exception , since his depart *
uro from the senate , was that no self-respect
ing man could afford to lay himself open tq
the suspicion of being connected with tha
lobby. But there are senators who are nod
as rigid conservators of their self-respect aa
the old leader of the stalwarts , and tncra ig
no suggestion of shame in their faces as tlio/ ?
; > ly their vocation in the capitoir" The nttor-f
noys for corporations , for prlvatoj
claims , for schemes which have foe
thck- object a reduction of the surplus
in the treasury for local improvements whicb
nro eagerly sought for by local contractors ,
whom they represent , the won who" nro flslu
ing for votes in committees to prevent favor *
able reports , and to secure favorable reports ,
the women who use the charms of their sea
nnd the wiles of femininity to c&Jolo states
men Into forwnrdhfg their plans , the newslf
paper men , whoso business it is , if possible )
to influence public opinion in the line of favorable -
vorablo or unfavorable expressions of scnti *
mcnt all thcso comprise tlio third house afl
Washington. If to these , numbering several
hundred , bo added the innumerable host whq
are interested directly or indirectly in pend *
ing legislation , on behalf of friends and nssoj
elates the list will run up into the thousands.
Claim attorneys by the hundreds clu'storl
around the departments , pension agents by
the thousand have their affiliations at )
the capitol and each and nil , eltlien
through himself or through some chosen rep
resentative finds something in the business ofl
congress or in tlio operations of the different ]
bureaus of tlio government which cull for hirf
personal efforts in hastening or in obstruct
ing the progress of affairs.
In the old days , Sam Ward , the genial and )
witty prince of gastronomy , was the admitted ;
king of tlio lobby and loved to dignify himself }
by that title. His dinners were a revelation
to lovers of good fare , his choice of wined
was a matter of universal comment by thosq
who received Invitations to his suppers and ?
his fund of stories und flow of wit made hint
n welcome guest at every board. There waa
nothing of the touch-and-go lobbyist about ;
Sam Ward. Ho worked by insinuation ;
rather than by direct methods and soj
cured the votes of senators and reprcsen j ;
tativcs on the score of friendship more oftctv i
than ho did through the direct use of money ,
In his palmy days Sam Ward Is said to havaj
made from $25,000 to ? 80,000 , a year , which he ?
spent royally among his frichds. Upon hial
death his mantle did not descend upon anyone
ono hard enough to hurt him. , .
At tbo present session of congress the mosCf
busily employed member of the third house , " ,
und who draws the largest fees for his ndvo %
cacy of his clients , is a man who for ycartt
represented in the senate ono of the largest !
western states in the union and whoso name
has been frequently mentioned for the prcsiv
dency und the vice presidency of the country ,
Far advanced In years , prepossessing in facd
nnd figure , with his thin white hair covering
a broad expanse of brow , his facu
smooth witli the exception of ut
slight fringe of snow while haln
which crops up from above his collar , the cx-v
senator excites attention and comment !
wherever ho moves In the capiV
tol. His retaining fees from five different !
interests for the present year nro stated on
good authority to have amounted to $ . ' 15,000.
of which $10,000 is said to have been ad
vanced by the Puclllc railroads , $5,000 by the ?
express companies to prevent their Incorpo
ration in the list of corporations subject to ,
the provisions of the Inter-state commerce ) rjr\ \
law , ? 10.)00 ( ) from the Western Union to pro
tect their Interests In the same direction , and
$10,000 from the Louisiana Lottery company
to ward off legislation hostile to their rights
in the District of Columbia. In addition to
this , ho Is ono of the liberally paid attorneys
for the Mormon church und has taken tha
lead in all the hearings bcforq
committees in the advocacy off
statehood nnd In opposition to a
change in the method of government in the *
territory. With ono of the keenest of legal )
minds In the Unitc States , with a presence
which attracts confidence and sympathy
from tlio hearer , witli u fine command of
language and a remarkable faculty for mar
shalling figures in support of his arguments ,
ho is undoubtedly tlio ablest , as ho is tlio'
most noted , of the members of the third !
house now plying their vocations at the
national capital. Since his departure front
the senate , BO say his friends , his only ambl *
tion has been to secure u fortune and ho has
been laying aside by unwearied work and as -
slduous exertion from $25,000 to $35,000 u
year. But ho has ruined his iSolit-tcnV
chances and must look back with some re
gret upon the honored position which ho
once held , tlio laurels which ho BO welt
earned and which huvo now withered to
give way to the contemptuous praise of thu
corporations und interests which he hatf
lowered his manhood to subserve.
Another noted promoter of legislation
whoso name was brought into prominence by
an encounter In the lobby Koine weeks ago is
ox-Doorkeeper Boyd , who for years has been
one of the crew employed to watch the pro *
gross of legislation us it affected the Paclflo
railroads , into unenviable notoriety by the in
vestigation of the lobby to secure the sub.
s Idy to the Pacific Mull company , Boyd is a
quiet , reserved , meekly dressed man of BOIHO
forty-five years of aeo. who may bo seen nl-
most any day in the lobby on the house side.
imclng to und fro with his head bowed and
his hands behind Him. Ho IB said to rccclvo
bis Instructions directly frgm
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