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Numerous German Villages and
Hamlets Entirely Swept Away.
Immense Icebergs Basil ThrouRh
Dykes anil Embankments , Carry-
Inn Kvcrythlnic Ilcforo Them
Entire Districts Submerged.
A Disastrous Deluge.
ICoju/rfoM / lSS8t > u Jamtt Gordon Bennett.\ \
LONDON , March 27. [ Now York , Herald
Cable Special te the BUB. ] Two sensational
dispatches about formidable disasters from
natural causes mot in London this morning
one from Berlin , the other' from St. Louis.
Tlio details of the Kansas gales wcro not
specific , but the details from Germany wcro.
These latter wcro appalling in description.
The Elbe , Nogat , "Vistula nnd Oder rivers
cover ono hundred square miles ; forty vil
lages and hamlets hove disappeared ; miles
of railway are practically at the bottom of
now lakes ; 8,000 persons nro homeless nnd
ruined in circumstances ; much area can never
bo drained again , and oven mid-summer must
find thousands of acres of farm land still
submerged. Along tlio Elbe icebergs formed
dashing nwny bridges , dykes , embankments ,
even over-leaping thcso nnd crushilng
nouses as if eggshells , drowning cat
tle. Even the inhabitants were unable
to escape the suddenness and velocity of the
Hood. Doubtless Doro's pictures of Noah
and the deluge would suggest actual scenes.
Not only the rivers were overflown , but the
molting snow from land elevations added now
supplies of murging waters. An embank
ment on the Nogot rlvcrj near where empties
the Vistula , a fine work of engineering , broke
like a thread with the noise of u dozen Krupp
guns exploding. It is doubtful if the city of
Ebbing escaped. The towns of Marlcnburg
nnd Jonasdorf nro already partly Inundated.
Berlin newspapers wcro recently occupied In
sympathizing with Now York on account of
its snow calamity , but are now wholly ab
sorbed contcmplotlnp the devastations nt
home. The floods extended farther south.
A whole district , called Brodrag , In northern
Hungary , is also inundated , the rivers having
destroyed nil dykes and swept away twenty
villages. The flood In the Szamos river has
completely surrounded the town of Fehcr-
gyarmat , whore numerous houses hnvo fallen
in. Fifty villages in that district are con
verted into heaps of ruins nnd thousands of
inhabitants loft without shelter or food. The
high waters of the Tholss and Szamos rivers ,
which have caused enormous destruction of
property on their way , have now reached
Szcgcdin. The flat district between Szegcdin
nnd Tcracsvar is threatened with submersion
before Saturday. As more definite particu
lars reach Berlin it is feared tlio magnitude
of the now deluge may become yet inoro ap
Subscriptions Opened.
ICttpyrtoM tSSS ou Jamai Gordon Bennett. " }
BEULIN , March. 27. [ Now York Herald
Cable Special to the BEE. ] The loss
of property and lives is nt present impossible
to estimate , but it will roach largo proper
tions. Batallions of engineers have been
dispatched to roscuotho inhabitants of towns
and villages which are still in danger. On
the Elbe fourteen soldiers wore killed while
endeavoring to remove an ice block by
blasting. The distress is so great ani
promises to bo more severe that subscriptions
to aid the sufferers were this evening openei :
Ijy several newspapers. Thcso suggest
that n bill bo laid before parliamcn
immediately on Its reassembling aftei
Easter granting state assistance to
tho'sufferers who have been ruined by the
unprecedented floods.
Since I began 'this dispatch frcsli tidings
como from another quarter. The War , n
tributary of the Vistula , has burst througl
Its embankments , near the Russian frontier
An inundation ensued that laid a great par
bf the city of Pos'en under water , with the
waters throughout the district still rising
Detachments of soldiers have boon ordered
in the lower reaches of the river to blast tiio
Ice which dams the floods. As for the Vis-
l < i tula , it now stands higher"nt ebbing than in
' ( - . . . tlio unusual scnsons'of 1875 and 1870.
Floods In Alabama.
MoNTflOMEHY , Ala. , March 27. The total
rainfall since Monday night has been 7.17 ,
'the largest on record forsomo length of tlmo.
The Alabama river has been rising nt thereto
rote of u foot an hour for about thirty hours
and as tlio ruins have been equally lie.ivy
about the headwaters of the Coosa , the
greatest rise hero Is not expected till the day
i after to-morrow. A flood higher than that
of 1880 is anticipated.
In Ohio.
CLEVELAND , March 27. Specials from
Findlay and Tiffin , O , , report higher water
in the Dlnntbnrcl nnd Sandusky rivers. In
both towns many families have been driven
from their homes and great damage to prop
erty is apprehended.
Alt American Ponsn Arrested.
TUCSON , Ariz. , March 27. United States
Marshal Mcado has forwarded to Secretary
of State Bayard an account of the arrest of
himself and deputies by Mexican ofllclals
while pursuing the Southern Pacific train
robbers on Mexican soli. Ho received in-
forimtion ( February 2'J that a train on the
Southern Pacific hud been stopped by robbers
noaV Stein's Pass , and that the United States
mall agent Had been fired at and the express
robbed. He summoned n posseo eonsibting
of tun men , among whom were four
Indian trailers. The party subsequently
1 returned to Tucson and then fol
lowed tlio robbers to Mexican territory.
Meade went to Janes to rcnort to
, the Mexican authorities' there , and to ask
their assistance in catching the robbers ,
when himself and party wcro arrested and
their arms and horses taken. At tlio expira
tion of fourteen days they were released , nnd
for the first tlwo wore informed that their
arrest was on account of their being an
armed posso. The marshal's request for a
return of their horses and arms was refused
because ho would not sign a statement which
. exonerated the Mexican authorities. The
jmrty was compelled to return without
horses , transportation or arms as uest they
An Old Conliovcrsy Settled.
CHICAGO , March 27. The noted Webster-
Blanchard controversy in the Congregational
denomination , which originated in 1S78 at
Wheaten college , was finally settled to-day.
The testimonial of College church at Wheaton -
on , III , , organized by friends of Jon
athan Blanchard , embodying his well
known principle condemning secret
societies and requiring all members to aban
don them , was approved with the proviso
that this action did not bind any other church.
On the other hand it was agreed that John a-
than Blanchard should sign a statement re
tracting any remarks that had been inter
preted la reflect upon the moral character of
Prof , Webster.
Talc's Temporary Successor.
Loumji.ia ; , Ky. , March 27. Judge Sharp ,
chairman of the democratic state executive
committee , was to-day confirmed treasurer
pro Uiiu of the state of Kentucky by the sen-
Ite al Frankfort ,
A Illp Hciifmtlon Unlit Out of
WASHINGTON , March. S7. [ Special Tele
gram to the Bnn. ] Mr. Homer Follows , the
department clerk who Is the father of the
Miss Fellows of whom so much has been tel
egraphed from Pierre. Dak. , in connection
with her alleged marriage to an Indian
named Chaska , makes an elaborate explana
tion to-day of his daughter's conduct. Ho
explains that Miss Fellows , who , it Is re
ported by wire from Plcrro was married nt
Fort Bennett , Dak. , on Sunday evening , did
not marry Chaska , the Indian , but Samuel
Campbell , who owns a farm in Nebraska ,
where ho has relatives nnd many friends ,
and who Is now In the employ of the Indian
bureau on the reservation where Miss Fol
lows is teaching school. Bub the announce
ment of the marriage to Campbell is as much
of n surprise to the Fellows family hero as
would have been her marriage to Chaska.
They say that the girl has never , excepting
some anxiety about securing her dresses ,
given the family the slightest warning of
the sensational news which has
been flashed over the wires for
a month about marriage to the Indian. Mr.
Fellows says : "My family and myself have
been made the subject of unpleasant public
notice through the malicious dispatches sent
out from Plcrro regarding my daughter's '
wedding. I have remained silent , waiting
with perfect confidence to hear from her.
Letters have finally arrived , one from my
daughter nnd one from her intended hus
band , Mr. Samuel Campbell. The letters
are dated March 11 , and announce that the
marriage would bo solemnised at the Episco
pal church on the reservation , March 10. In
my daughter's letters she describes Mr.
Cum libel 1 not as an Indian , but as n tall , fair
nnd intelligent man , the nephew of Kov. Dr.
Hanford , the Episcopal rector. Ho owns a
farm In Nebraska , but is now In the
employ of the bureau of Indian affairs ,
and is stationed nt Fort Bennett. My daugh
ter met Mr.Campbell while she was teach
ing at Fort Bennett , and become engaged
to him on the 24th -August. . Mr. Camp
bell , in his letter , savs he has a slight trace
of Indian blood in his veins , nnd from this
frail foundation has been built the tissue of
lies that have gone out over the country nnd
furnished the material for the sensational
articles which have appeared , illustrated by
pictures of a full-blooded Sioux Indian , pre
tending to bo pictures of Mr. Campbell.
Mr. Follows shows the letters. They were
written evidently before the writer had any
knowledge of the dispatches which have
been sent out over the country. Miss Fel
lows lays her heart bare to her father nnd
asks his blessing upon their union. She has
said nothing to her family in regard to her
marriage , as she is expected to bo able to re
turn home and bo married in her father's
house , but her lover bacamo impatient of
delay , and though a man of substantial
means , did not feel able to
make the expensive journey to
the east. Hence she finally consented
to bo married at the Episcopal church on the
reservation. She asks forgiveness if she has
not acted wisely in being married away from
home. After much thought stio says sue had
acted as she thought best. She prays for
the continued love of her family and ex
presses the hope of being able to visit them
in Juno , when she has her vacation. She
says that she will continue to teach and
finish up her year's work , when she will go
with her husband to his farm in Nebraska. "
Mr. Campbell's letter to his father-in-law-
elect is a straightforward statement of the
case. Ho loves Miss Fellows and is loved in
return , They have been engaged
since August nnd ho sees no rea
son why the nuptials should
bo longer delayed. Ho fails to state why the
family have been given such short notice as
to make it impossible for any one of them to
reach the scene and bo present at the cere
mony , if they so desired. Ho says ho is a
man of property , owns a farm in Nebraska ,
which is stocked and under cultivation and
admits that ho has some slight mixture of
Indian blood in his veins , but sees no reason
in that why ho should not marry Miss Fel
lows and make her a true husband. Ho says
that ho will live with his wife at her homo ,
and that she will continue her labors for the
present , as long as the department is willing
and ho will bo occupied in making her happy.
Rlclmrd Moore Knocked Out By n
St. Paul Youth.
ST. PAUL , Minn. , March 27. [ Special Tele
gram to the Bun. ] Chris Kemok , a brawny
looking youth of seventeen years , living on
Ilieo street , nnd Hichard Moore , an equally
muscular looking young follow , of nineteen
years , living at No. 139 Granite street , are
both plumbers. Moore had had two pugi
listic encounters , and Kcmuk Is almost en
tirely without experience in that line. Never
theless there has been great rivalry between
them , and as a result u match was arranged ,
the stake being $5 a side. The meeting oc
curred last Sunday in a barn near the Mis
sissippi street bridge. Moore was knocked
down twice during the fight , and in the ninth
round ho was "put to sleep" by his antago
nist. Moore returned homo about 4 o'clocli
and told his mother that ho had
Injured himself coasting and that ho fell
sleepy. His mother doubted the story nnO
lie finally told her the truth. Ho went to
sleep Sunday evening , and when ho awak
ened he was delirious , remaining In that
condition until yesterday , when ho was
slightly improved. The facts becoming
known to the ofllccrs , Kcmek was arrestet
to-dav by detectives Daly and ICcnealy on
the charge of prize fighting. In the munici
pal court the case was continued until Thurs
day with bail fixed nt $500. Moore is still
confined to his bed and the two physicians li
charge state Unit it will bo several days
before they can tell tlto result. Ho has ovl
dently sustained a serious blow in the back
of the neck and his brain may bo injured.
Alisconder.s Go to Cnnadn With Morn
Gold Than Thuy Could Carry.
RU.EIOH , N , C. , March 27. The board o
directors of thn. State National bank give ou
the statement this morning of the closing of
the bank for the reason that they bollovo the
president and cashier have absconded with a
largo amount of assets , The amount of the
defalcation is variously estimated at fron
4250,000 to3IO,000. The cash curried oft i
supposed to bo about $45,000 , including § 30,00
in gold , to bear which the abscondurs tool
along the colored porter of the bank. The
trio are behoved to bo in Canada , having lof
the city Saturday.
They Nominate u Congressman and
Endorse John Sherman.
Si'HiNGFiULi ) , O. , March 27. In the Elghtl
district congressional and national candidate
convention to-day there was a warm conipc
tltion between J. Warren Koifer and John
Fees , but the former withdrew in the inter
csts of harmony. John Fees nnd Festu
Walters wcro elected national delegates am
W. J. Means and John M. Boyer alternates
Toland Joucit was elected for prosldcntlu
elector. General Hobert I' , Kennedy wa
nominated for congressman. Kcsolutiom
wcro adopted denouncing the Mills turif
measure Senator Sherman wus heartily en
domed for the presidency ,
The War in Abyssinia ,
LONDON , March 27. A dispatch from Mas
sowah says ; The Abyssinian forces advanced
upon Saabl last night. The Italian troop
farmed in order of battle , but the eupcetei
attack was notmude. The Abysslnians are
steadily surrounding the Italian forces. Thci
are destroying the roads nnd telegraph lines
Anxiety at 'Koine ,
HOUR , March 27. No hews from Masse
wah lias been made' public by the govcrnmcn
since- o'clock . . and
a. in. , great anxiety prti
vails. There are ' 15,000 troops at Naples
ready to embark fo ? .Mussowau ,
A Lively Tlmo Before the House
Oommlttoo on Agrlcuttuiro.
Business "Will Ito Km I rely Suspended
In AVnsliiiiRtoiiDurlni * the Obse
quies Both Houses of
Congress Adjourn.
The Otoo Indian Reservation Lands.
WASHINGTON. D. C. . March 27. )
Secretary Vllas sent to the senate to-day a
cttcr from Acting Commissioner Stockslagcr
n response to Mr. Paddock's resolution of
.ho 14th instant , with tabular statements ,
showing the number of acres embraced In
the appraisement nnd sale of the remainder
of the reservation of the confederate Otoo
and Missouri tribes of Indians in Nebraska
and Kansas , under provisions of the act of
March 0 , 1881 , the appraised valuation of
each sub-division and the price at which it
was sold , together with the name of the pur
chaser in each case. The number of acres
appraised in Nebraska and Kansas was
12.081. Of this amount there was deducted -
ducted for right of way of railroads as fol-
ows : In Nebraska , 214 acres ; in Kansas , 23
acres ; . The tabular statements are very vo
luminous , and will not bo available till
irlntcd. Mr. Stockalagor gives it ns his opin-
on that the disposition of these lauds was in
conformity with the law , but Senator Pad
dock will make an examination of the returns
made to-day when they are printed , and will
determine for himself what action is neces
sary in the way of legislation.
Mr. McShane's bill providing for the solo
of Fort Omaha was reported favorably to-day
in the house from the committee on military
affairs. The Mnndcrson bill of the same
character , has passed the senate committee.
It is probable that the bill will soon bo taken
up and passed. There is now no very serious
objection to it from any direction.
There was another lively tlmo before the
liouso committee on agriculture this morning
In connection with the lard investigation.
Carl Drier , of Chicago , who is opposing the
bill to the tax refined or compounded lard ,
lias been bcforo the committee for three
days making statements intended to show
that the compound lard is purer , cleaner ,
and healthier than prime steam or all hog
lard. Ho was cross-examined to-day.
Among his direct statements was one
to the effect that ho had visited pork packing
establishments where filthy portions of hogs
were thrown into vats nnd rendered into
prime steam lard. To-day Mr. Funston , of
Kansas , a member of the committee , insisted
that Mr. Drier should state nt whoso estab
lishments ho had witnessed thcso scenes of
filthy lard manufacture. Mr. Laird , also a
member of the committee , objected to such
questions and proceeded to deliver a very
short but vigorous speech to the committee.
Ho said that already almost irreparable dam
age had been done to the American hog and
meat traffic , and that our export trade of
manufactures from the hog was threatened
with destruction. The committee had per
mitted gentlemen before it to take the
bit in their mouths and make state
ments which did great injustice , not
only to pork packers and prime steam
lard makers , but the hog raisers of the coun
try. Ho did not blame the refined lard man
ufacturers for rebutting the statements made
ngaiust their article of trade , and in making
the statements showing that refined lard was
n better article , cleaner and more wholesome
than prime steam lard , because it was a le
gitimate defense. It was the only defense
they could make to show there was no more
necessity for putting refined lard under gov
ernment supervision and tax than prime
steam lard , but lie did object , and with all
his power , to permitting thcso people to go
outside of legitimate rebuttal testimony and
attacking every article made from the hog ,
because it damages the American hog prod
uct nnd ruins the domestic as well as the ex
port trade. Ho wanted the investigation
confined to legitimate channels. Ho was
satisfied that already the defense had
been more damage to the advocates
of the bill than vice versa. If those making
statements wcro allowed to roam at largo
and strike at every branch of the hog manu
facture , ho would ask that witnesses bo put
on their oath , the investigation bo conducted
in executive session of the committee , repre
sentatives of the press excluded , and the
witnesses compcllcu to close their mouths ns
to their testimony when they emerge from
the committee room , because if they did not ,
there would bo great damage done to the hog
raisers ns well as the hog packers of the
country. Mr. Laird was sustained by the
committee and the witness did not glvo the
names of the packers where ho claimed to
have seen the filthy lard manufactured.
Till ! SUltI'LUBIIII.Ij.
The amendments that have been ordered
and adopted to the surplus resolution which
has been under debate in the senate for two
days have caused considerable anxiety
among the conservative republicans and they
do not propose to let the measure leave that
body in its present shape. The intention of
the finance committee was to puss the bill as
It came from the house without amendment ,
but tno veiicrablo Mr. Merrill , who has it in
charge , lost all control of it yesterday , and
it looked ns if the measure would become a
sort ot omnibus to carry all the financial
propositions that have been proposed in ttio
scnato this session. Therefore a halt has
been called , and Mr. Merrill , Mr. Sherman ,
Mr. Allison and others have asked for a
caucus to bo held on Thursday morning to
decide upon some sort of financial policy to
guide the republicans in their legislation.
The amendments that have been attached to
the bill wcro added to it by the votes of three
or four radical republicans nnd nearly the
entire strength of the democrats , yet the bill
will go to the country as a republican meas
ure. To avoid responsibility for it the caucus
will ho asked to whip the obstreperous repub
licans into line and determine upon the pus-
sago of the measure as it came from ttio com
mittee , simply authorizing the secretary of
the treasury to purchase bonds in the open
market with surplus funds in the treasury at
Ills discretion. All otinsr propositions which
have been added or proposed to bo added to
the bill will , if thcso gentlemen are able to
control the action of the caucus , have to
stand on their own bottom.
Tliero will bo n general suspension of pub
lic business in Washington to-morrow , on ac
count of the funeral services in the hall of
the house of representatives uK | > n the late
Chief Justice Walte. Neither branch of con-
grcss will lie in session during the day , and
the executive department will bo closed ,
The special funeral train will leave on the
Pennsylvania railway at 2 o'clock for Toledo ,
O. , arriving there on Thurtday morning
about 10 o'clock , Mrs. Wulto has already ar
rived there to attend the last sad nto upon
her distinguished husband. Tbo train
will bo composed of a combina
tion car for the remains , four
Pullman sleeping cars , the private car of C.
C , Walte , eon of the late chief Justice , gen.
cral manager of the Cincinnati , Hamilton &
Daytpn railway , and n dining car , The
whole will bo heavily draped. The social
train containing the committee from cour
gross , ttio Justices of the supreme court and
other distinguished men and the friends of
the family , is expected to return hero , on
Friday afternoon. There is a great , demand
for admission to the .galleries of the house to
morrow. Special tickets -admission Itavo
been issued ' , two-to each senator ' and repre
sentative' fgr their friends. The senators
and representative * * will bo seated on the
floor of the house. The funeral exercises
vill bo short. The seriate Is expected to nd-
ourn on Thursday" until Monday , and
ho house may also ndjourn over Frl-
lay. which Is good Friday. Prof.
Widows will loll mlnwU bells on the Metro-
lolitan chimes and play appropriate dirges at
ntcrvals during the ceremonies nnd whllo
, ho procession la moving to the depot to-mor
row. The schools have taken a recess over
to-morrow. The courts ot the District have
also adjourned out of respect to the dead
chief Justice.
Hancock Ncaglc , of Otnaha , has been ad
mitted to practice before the interior depart
Mr , Randall said to-day that the Miles
tariff bill hnd not a ghost of a chance of pass
ing the houso. 1'Eimr S. HEATH.
Nebraska and Iowa Pensions.
WASHINGTON , March 27. [ Special Tele
gram to the Bcn.l The following pensions
wcro granted Nebroskans to-day : Increase
Peter Matter , Shelby. Uelssuo Edward
Meyer , Huuibolt ; Thomas F. Chonowcth ,
Woodlawn. Original widows , etc. Anne ,
widow of Henry Paul , Albion , Mexican sur
vivors James II. Penny , Dillcr.
Pensions for lowans : Original invalid-
Perry Staten , Hcddlng ; Michael Fltzstm-
mons , Goshcn ; Henry Hasslcr , Clercmont ;
William T. Bradley , Sandy vlllo ; John M.
Cudgel , Farragut' Marlon Hunted , Confi
dence ; Lnfayctto Sherwood , Council Bluffs ;
Ludwlg Hctdt , Maquokcta ; Martin Dcnlson ,
Ainsworth. Restoration nnd increase
Daniel Driscoll , Spraguovlllo. Increase-
Joseph B. > Wllhelm , Moscow ; Dewltt Clinton
Beers , Wcstervlllo ; Myron S. Perkins , North-
wood. Hcissuo and Increase Thomas Wells ,
Clcremont. Mexican widow Sibyl , widow
of Alexander McCord , Hnrlan.
Patents to Western Inventors.
WASHINGTON , March 27. [ Special to the
BER.J The following patents wcro issued
Nebraska and Iowa inventors to-day : Frank
A. Bagloy , assignor to himself nnd T. Mc-
Culla , Cherokee , , 'Ia. , feed gage for pinto
printing machine ; Arthur W. Bennett nnd J.
M. Miller , Fontauollo , la. , railway signal ;
Calvin E. Hagcnlan , Ainsworth , Neb , , hay '
raclc ; John E. Lovassour , Monticello , la. ,
assignor to Q. W. Simpson , Somerville ,
Mass. , butter can ; John H. Morris nnd J. D.
Morris , Seward , Nob. , lock strike ; Henry A.
HI co and S. Graham , Dos Moincs , la. , auto
matic valve for steam radiator ; William H.
Smith. Tama City , la. , signal lantern ; Frank
S. Welch , assignor to Western Wheel Scraper
company. Mount Pleasant , la. , rend grader ;
Robert H. Williams , Newton , la. , crank and
lover mechanism ; Charles W. Wundt , Bur
lington , In. , receptacle for file cases.
Arirty 'Orders. '
WASHINGTON , March 27. [ Special Tele
gram to the BEE' ] Captain William Omaizc ,
Twentieth - been found incapacitated
capacitated for active- service , is granted
leave until further orders.
Captain Joseph ' .T. Haskcll , Twenty-third
infantry , is ordcr&J to .Fort Wayne , Detroit ,
Mich. , for temporary duty.
Captain Thomas' B * Robinson , Nineteenth
infantry , having 'been found incapacitated
for active service Is ordered homo and await
retirement. . -
Major Frank Bennett , Second cavalry ,
having been been 'found incapacitated for ac
tive service by an nrmy retiring board , has
been granted indefinite leave of absence.
The Woman's Council.
WASHINGTON , , M ch 27. In the interna
tional council of' women this morning several
papers wcro read" ? Isabella Bogelotudircctqr
of the prison reform work of St. Lazaro ,
Paris , spoke on iho vt-ork of the society over
which she presides. iMiss Clara Barton , of
the Red Cross sqcicty , also read a paper on
the work of her society.
Mrs. Emily S.-Richards made a report describing -
scribing the relief societies and other organ
izations among the women of Utah. The re
lief society has 2,200 members thoroughly or
ganized for the relief of the poor and instruc
tion in medical , philosophical , historical and
religious principles. They own many halls
and much property ! they have a hospital , a
newspaper and a number of graduate sur
geons and physicians. The Young Ladies'
Mutual Improvement associations are organ
ized in a similar manner , but are for young
women , and the primaries arc organizations
of children separate from the schools and
under the direct ion , of women.
At the evening suasion Frances E. Will-
ard , president of the Women's Christain
Temperance Union , spoke on "Woman and
Temperance. " Among other speakers wore
Hannah Whltnll Smith , Bessie Starr Keefer ,
Anna Gordon , Matilda B. Corse , Mary H.
Hunt , Frances E. W. Harper ( colored ) ,
Mary Weeks Bufhqtt and Susan H. Barney.
River and Harbor Appropriation ? .
WASHINGTON , March 27. The river nnd
harbor bill was completed in committee to
day. The larger appropriations for western
water ways and harbors are ns follows :
Chicago , $200,000 ; Duluth , SSO.OOO ; Milwau
kee , § 80,000 ; Superior and St. Louis bays ,
WIs. , ? 50,000 ; Ashland , fCO.OOO.
The larger appropriations for rivers are :
The Mississippi , froin the mouth of the Min
nesota to the gulf , J.1,385,000 ; St. Mary's
river at the falls and Hay lake channel ,
? 1,500.000 ; the Missouri river , SG25.000 ; the
Fox river , $100,000 ; the Illinois river , $200-
000. The total amount appropriated by the
bill is ? 19,4ai,000. ; . It is the largest bill of its
kind ever brought in.
Postal ChaugeB.
WASHINGTON , 'March ' 27. [ Special Tele
gram to the BEK. ] A postofllco was estab
lished nt Cordova , Seward county , to-day ,
and Clarence W. Hunklns appointed post
master , aud at Millcrton , Butler county , and
J. II. Fair appointed postmaster.
Fatal Holler lOxpIoslon.
NASIIVILLE , Tenn , , March 27. Two white
men nnd one negro were killed and several
wounded by the cxplpslon of a boiler at
Cookcsvillo to-day ,
The Boll Telephone.
BOSTON , March 27. The report of the di
rectors of the American Bell Telephone com
pany for 1887 shows the total number of
miles of wire owned by the company to bo
145,732 , and the total number of subscribers
150,000 , The long line service- which lias
been extended from Now York to Albany
and to Boston is to be further increased by
construction of lines , westward from Albany
towards Buffalo" nndl from Chicago to Mil
waukee , at au estimated cost of $1,000,000 ,
BENNETT , Nob. , March 27. [ Special to the
BEE , ] The republican village caucus met
hero hist night 'und pi need the following
ticket in the field for the village board of
trustees : Charles A. Pierce , D. H. Harris ,
J. H , Dickson , D. F.Tubbs and Ed F. Lano.
The prohibitionists also held a caucus last
night , but did not- nominate a ticket.
Whether thcywill do so or not is not de
cided. As they hold the "balance of power"
In the village , considerable Interest is taken
in their action.
Cheyenne'County ncpuh ] leans.
SIDNCV , Neb , , March 27. [ Special Tele
gram to the Bee. ] The republican club of
Cheyenne county organized to-night with
slxty.fivo members and elected the following
ofllcers : Henry S. Rnynor , president ;
Leonard B. Cary , vice president ; W. Pat
rick Miles , secretary ; Adam Ickes , treas
urer ; executive committee , Judge Robert
bhuinan , Juliui Ncubaucr and Alderman
Charles Trognltz.
The Dpath IlecorJ.
NEW YOIIK , ftfarch 27. Ex-Lieutenant
Governor William Dorsheiicer , publisher of
the New York Stnrr died last night at Sa
vannah , Ga.
LONDON..Mfcrch 27. The sultan of Zanzi
bar Is dead.
.DUW.IN , March 27.- Edmund Dwyer Gray ,
a distinguished incmber of the Irish parlia
mentary yarty , died to-nicht of heart'disease.
Growing Activity In Political Olrolos
Throughout the Stato.
Attorney General Lccso Given an Opin
ion on Nebraska City's Council-
niaulo Muddle A Chilli's Fatal
Fall The Crete Clinutnii < iua.
Prohibition Ticket Nominated ,
AunuiiN , Neb. March 27. [ Special to the
BEE. ] The representatives of the prohibi
tion element in this city met at the court
house this evening nnd placed in nomination
the following ticket : Jarvls I. Church ,
mayor ; EdJuol , clerk ; George Foblingor ,
treasurer ; W. Dundas , police Judge and sur
veyor ; school officers , Dr. A. Opporman
and John Dundas. Councilman First ward ,
G. W. Berlin ; Second ward , H , Cooper. The
following central committee was elected nnd
requested to nominate n councilman from the
Third ward : Messrs. J. W. Armstrong , A.
Goss and D. J. Wood.
Two Tickets Nominated.
, Neb. , March 27. [ Special
Telegram to the BEI : . ] The republican city
convention to-day nominated n ticket in full
sympathy with the present council , with
Hon. Paul Sctiminko for mayor. The com
ing election promises to bo the most hotly
contested of any over hold In the city.
The democratic primaries to-day instructed
delegates for the citizens' ticket , which is
headed by Hon. . D. P. Holfc , T. B. Sloven-
son , having declined.
Lincoln Politics.
LINCOLN , Nob. , March 27. [ Special Tele
gram to the BEE. ] The democratic city
committee has called tjio democracy ot Lin
coln to meet in city convention at Fitzgerald
hall on Friday evening , March 30 , to place in
nomination n police- Judge , members of the
school board and ward councilmcn , The
convention will consist ot 41 delegates , IS
from the First ward , 5 from the Second , 8
from the Third , 7 from the Fourth , 5 from
the Fifth nnd 8 from the Sixth. The word
primaries are called for the evening prior to
the convention.
The State Teachers' Association.
FKEMONT , Nob. , March 27. [ Special Telo-
gramtotho BEE. ] Fremont was captured
to-day by Nebraska school teachers , 800
strong. They came' by scores on all trains ,
nnd were received by the local committee
and assigned to lodging places. The head
quarters of the reception committee are at the
Eno hotel. Active work has been done all
day by these having charge of the school ex
hibits. Thcso are made at the Congrega
tional church and high school building. Ex
hibits nro hero from over thirty towns nnd
cities of the stato. These will not bo fully
arranged until to-morrow. The first session
of the twenty-second annual meeting of the
Nebraska State Teachers' association was
called to order at 8 o'clock this evening in tho.
auditorium of the Congregational church ,
which was completely filled. Prof. Jnme ? ,
of Omaha , presided. Kov. Hilton , of Fre
mont , offered prayer. Prof. Bessoy , of Lin
coln , mado'tho report of the executive com
mittee ; and IT. M. Blake , of Beatrice , treas
urer , reported on hand $118.
- Gcorgo'L. Farnhain , president of the state
normal school at Peru , president of the asso
ciation , was introduced and delivered nn ad
dress. Subject : "Aro Our Schools in Har
mony With Present Social Conditions ? " The
condition of society less than two generations
ago was analyzed und contrasted with the
present. Then each individual community
was more nearly self reliant. The entire
number of necessities were produced in the
community nnd often in the family. Great
changes have been wrought in society , chiefly
by inventions and divisions of laDor , These
have necessitated changes in the school sys
tem. Now it partakes of the complications
of society. The tendency of schools at the
present is away from the objective education
of the past. The remedy is in manual train
ing. The substance of real practical knowl
edge is largely lost in grasping for forms.
Committees on resolutions.and nominations
of officers wcro selected to report to-morrow.
The Wayne quartette furnished vocal music
for the evening. The session closed with the
presidents reception and social.
Opinion Ity Attorney General Lccsc.
NEIJKASKA CITY , Neb. , March 27. [ Special
to the Bii : . | A plain statement of facts re
garding the legality of Nebraska City's coun
cil proceedings and the right to his scat by
the alderman of the Third ward after remov
ing to another ward was presented to Attor
ney General Leeso , who gives the following
opinion :
LINCOLN , March 24. " * * Under
the provisions of section 4 , n councilman to
bo eligible to the office must bo an actual res
ident of the ward for winch ho was elected ,
nnd a qualified elector of the state , and If any
councilman shall remove from the ward for
which ho was elected ills office shall thereby
become vacant.
"Now , the officers of a city nro provided in
section 0 , chapter 14. It specifics certain
officers nnd the councilman herein provided
for under section 9. All officers must bo tax
payers and reside within the limits of the
city. This I understand is a qualification for
all officers , and In addition thereto the quali
fications of u councilman nro that they must
reside in the ward , bo an actual resident of
the ward for which ho was elected ,
"Now , I would say , as to the question of
vacating the office by removal. It Is a ques
tion of fact that if the party did actually re
move from the ward for which lie was
elected , then In that case his office becomes
vacant , and it would require a certain num
ber of days' residence In any other ward in
that city to make him n qualified voter.
"Tho party remaining in ofllco during the
tlmo of his removal and being under color of
an election , makes him a 'do facto' officer ,
and ills acts will bo considered as good us
these of the other councilmcn. The acts of
the 'do facto' officer cannot bo attacked in a
collatteral manner , but a direct proceeding
must bo brought to oust him from office ,
"I am unable to state the question any
clearer than as given abovo. It all depends
upon the Intention of the party when ho re
moved from the Third ward , whether ho lost
his residence In that ward. If ho lost his
residence , then I think lie lost ins ofllco , The
whole question turns upon the question of
losing his residence , and that depends alto
gether upon the intention of the party , * * * .
Attorney General , "
Capital City Items.
LINCOLN , Nob. , March 27 , [ Special Tele
gram to the BKE.I The city Jail has nota
bly Increased its population during the past
two days by a general gathering of tramps
and vngs , who nro fined uniformly $10 each
and costs and assigned to work on the streets.
There arc thirty eight of this character of
prisoners now In the Jail , Sneak thtovcs
stole some valises and clothing from the
Washington liouso last night und ttio police
ofllcers yesterday were on the track of the
The city council has made the following
appointments of Judges and clerks for the
city election ;
First Ward-Judges , 0. H. Dill , Isaac
Oppenhcimcr and S. W. Palmer ; clerks , W.
B. MeHobertb , W. H. Bennett , J. H. Miller
und John Fitzgerald ,
Second Ward Judges , M , Noonan , H.
Veith and W. Watkins ; clerks , J. II. Nation ,
P. C , Richards , A. Katzcnstom and J.
Third Ward Judges , J , II. Painter , John
W. Fawcll and H , P. Oakln ; clerks , HOBCOO.
Addis , L. J. Byer , W. Pitman , J. S. Dales.
Fourth Ward-Judges , M. D. Tiffany , T ,
Clark and S. AV. Chapman ; clerks , O. E.
Wlpgcnhorn , K. 11. Corner , D. L. Martin nnd
W. C. Hcddlcson.
Fifth Ward Judges , Charles Magoon. H.
Mastcrman and E. Woorncr ; clerks , F. A.
Manlcy , S. S. Iloyce , J , J , Hoblnson and A.
B , Beach.
Sixth Ward-Judges , F , M. Whcolcr , John
Sailer and Silos Sprnguo ; clerks , G. C.
Small , W. T. Scott , M. L. Eastcrday and
Walter Hopo.
The prohibitionists have Colonel Shields ,
of Illinois , In the city for campaign work.
Among their arrangements for election day
are committees of ladles , who are to bo prcs-
cnt'at each of the polling places with third
party tickets. _
A Statement From Kx-Clcrk Tussor *
HASTINGS , Neb. , March 27. [ Special Telegram
gram to the BEB. ] The report that ox-Clerk
of District Court K. B. Tussoy , of Adams
county , was short in his accounts to the ex
tent of nearly ? 3,000 has naturally created
much continent in this city , There is proba
bly more smoke than fire in the report. A
committee appointed to investigate Mr. Tus-
soy's accounts , reported $2,057 unaccounted
for. Ho was given ton days to go over the
books with on expert and If , at the end of that
time , the amount still exists , the county will
institute suit. Mr. Tussoy was seen nt his
residence to-day , where ho Is confined to his
room. Ho made the following statement :
"I have been sick a longtime and unable to
attend to business matters. I am BO yet , but
I dcslro to state that there Is no shortage in
my accounts. There is n largo amount duo
mo from other parties , which have been
charged up to me , but which I have not col
lected. I can arrange all thcso matters
amicably and satisfactorily if given reason
able time to do so. The county need not
bring suit. It will not suffer , neither will
my bondsmen. I want to know Just what
sum Is duo and I am then ready at any tlmo
to square accounts. "
A Concert nt Franklin.
FKANKLIN , Neb. , March 27. [ Special to
the BEK. ] The conservatory of uiusioot this
place , under the directorship of Prof. J. M.
Blose , gave the finest musical entertainment
over given in the Republican valley. The
largo Congregational church was crowded ,
many coining from other towns in the valley
to enjoy the musical feast. The exercises be
gan with an aria from Hnydcn , by the violin
class , which was a wonderful per
formance for pupils who have taken
only two terms of lessons , and
certainly entitles Prof. Bloso to a very high
rank as an instructor in that most difficult de
partment of his art. The piano , flute , cor
net , vocal and orchestra selections that fol
lowed showed n pure and classical taste on
the part of the director and wcro enthusias
tically received. The selections by the cor
net pupils , tbo orchestra nnd the conserva
tory glee club were especially applauded and
the violin solo by Prof. Bloso was a triumph
of art and was received with prolonged ap
plause. His vocal selection , "Tho One is
Mine , " was received with no less apprecia
tion , nnd his rendering of "Trustfulness , "
ono of his latest compositions , a sacred selec
tion for the piano , was very beautiful nnd
The Chnutauqtin at Crete.
CHETB , Neb. , March 27. [ Special to the
BEE. ] The Chautauqua assembly for ' 1883 ,
which opens in Juno on their beautiful
grounds on the Big Blue river , promises to
bo more successful than any of its predeces
sors. Ono of 'tho ' great attractions will bo
the Rov. T. DoWitt Talmugc , whoso name is
n household "word throughout the land , and
whoso eloquent sermons are road with delight -
light wherever the English language is
spoken , Dr. Tnlmacro has kindly consented
to bo nt the assembly for two days. Bishop
H. W. Wurren of Denver , Uov. Dr. J. T.
Dili-year of Boston , nnd Mr. Benjamin
Clark , England's great lecturer , will also
take part and lend their aid to the instruc
tion and enjoyment of these why may come.
The musical part of the entertainment will bo
something that will bo especially enjoyed by
these who delight in good vocal nnd instru
mental music , which will be under the imme
diate supervision of Prof. W. F. Sherwin , of
Boston , assisted by Prof. J. P. Vunco and
Mr. G. G. Vance , cornctist.
Supreme Court Procccdlncs.
LINCOLN , Nob. , March 27. [ Special Tele
gram to the BEK.I In the supreme court to
day the following gentlemen were admitted
to practice : Robert J. Green , Lincoln ; J. A.
Price Albion.
In the case of the State , ex rol Hanna , vs
Kavanaugh , the time to report was extended
twenty days ,
The following causes were argued and sub
mitted : Carr vs State , Ostertag vs Gnlbraith ,
Langcn vs Thummcl , Burtlctt vs Chccsbor-
ough , Boone vs Armstrong.
In the morning session of the court Attor
ney General Lceso called up the case of the
State of Nebraska , ox rol the Attorney Gen
eral , vs the Atchlson & Nebraska railroad
company for forfeiture of its franchise , The
attorney general asked that a day bo sot for
its hearing and the court fixed Thursday ,
April 12 , ns the date of hearing. This will bean
an important hearing and will bo contested
closely. Court reconvenes to-morrow morn
ing , when the decisions of the week will bo
Boy and the Oun.
FULLKUTON , Neb.f March 25. [ Special to
the BEE. ] Ray Stearns , the fourteen year
old son of O. E. Stcarna , while putting a
loaded gun upon the shelf yesterday evening ,
accidently shot himself. The load passed
tlirough the arm between the wrist and the
elbow , and it is feared that ttio arm will
have to como ofT. O. E. Stearns was ono of
the first settlers of Nance county , and was
well respected by all who know htm. Ray
was a very nice boy , and was considered ono
of the Jolllcst boys in the society of the
young folks , This sad accident was quite n
blow to the parents , for only about four
weeks nao Ray had his ankle badly sprained ,
which laid him up for abdut thrco wcoks.
This shows how dangerous guns are la the
hands of boys. _
The Prohlbs ol'Aiihurn ,
AunuitN , Nob. , March 20 , ( Special to the
BEE. ] The prohibitionists of tills place
closed a scries of meetings last night. They
wcro conducted by the Rov. J. J. Wullloy , of
York , Neb. , und much enthusiasm prevailed.
Tills city voted "dry" last year by a very
small majority in two wards only , but the
prohibitionists huvo strong hopes of increas
ing their majorities tills spring , while the
leaders of the whisky ring clulm nn easy
victory for themselves , The light withal
will be vur.y closo.
Another Acquisition.
CHETE , Nob. , March 27. [ Special to the
BKR. ] H , S , Sargent , the commission pro
duce merchant of Nebraska City , Is in town ,
and has re a tea part of the building on West
Thirteenth street , in the rear of the First
National bank , for the purpose of starting a
commission produce , butter and egg estab
lishment , and will commence the erection of
u suitable building as soon as ho can make ar
rangements. Ho Is very much pleased with
Crete's bright futuro.
Fell Into a Well.
GEIIINO , Neb. , March 25Special [ to the
BEB. ] A two-year-old boy of L. Turner , who
lives near Chimney Rock , fifteen miles cast
of this place , full into a well head first yes
terday , and was killed , The well was only a
fourtecn-lncli bored well , and to recover the
body another small boy was lowered into the
well by the feet and was drawn up holing
fast to tlio dead child ,
Appealed the Case.
GKANT , Neb. , March 27. [ Special Telegram
to the BEE. ] J , M , Houghton , the Ogullula
banker who assaulted Prof. T. J. Close yes
terday and was arrested , had a hearing be
fore Justice Hoffman to-day. Ho was found
guilty , but appealed his case , giving bond for
his appearance.
Sovornl Very Radical Amendments
Mndo By the Soimto ,
The Senate Passes the State Printing
Measure Fatal Stabbing Affray at
Sioux City A Haddock Me-
mortal Tablet ,
The Iowa Legislature.
Dns MOINES , la. , March 27. The discussion -
sion of the state printing and binding bill
was continued. An amendment was adopted
raising the price of prcsswork fromf2f > 0 to
for the first 1,000 impressions of sixteen
pages , nnd from 11.50 to F-i.50 for each succeed
ing 1,000. An amendment by Mr. Weber
wa.s adopted providing that no extra charge
bo made for dry pressing.
At the afternoon session the consideration
of the state printing bill was continued. An
amendment by Mr. Finn was adopted allow
ing 2,500 copies of the legislative Journals to
bo printed. An amendment by Mr. Funk
was adopted providing for furnishing to cacli
newspaper in the state bound copies of the
Journals. The reports ot the stnto auditor
and superintendent of Instruction wore cub
down to 0,000 , copies. An nmcmlmcnt was
adopted applying the reductions to the re-
maindcr of the present term of the stnta
printer. The bill was road a third tlmo and
passed by a vote of yeas -TJ , nays 0.
The report of the conference committed
was adopted on scnato file 200 , providing for
nn extra M mill levy for 1888 nnd 18S9 , and
recommending that the house recede from Ita
amendment to strike out ISS'J.
The bill passed legalizing the incorporation
of the Boone Valley Pure Bred Horse asso
ciation at Eagle Grovo.
The bill passed legalizing the ordinances of
the town of Corning , Adams county , also the
bill legalizing certain ordinances of the town
of Klngsloy , Plymouth county , nnd the town
of Sac City. Allot thcso acts wcro house
The Finn text book bill , providing for state
uniformity was then taken up. A minority
report was made recommending n substitute
embodying the provisions of the house com
mittee bill now under discussion. No vote
was taken when the scnato adjourned.
At the evening session the following blla !
wcro passed : Senate file 850 , by Mr , Funk ,
providing that all county and other ofllclals
designated in section 277 of the code , except
county auditors and deputies , may take ac
knowledgements of conveyances of real es
tate or encumbrances thereon.
Senate file 827 , by Mr. McCoy , authorizing
cities of not less than 0,000 Inhabitants ana
an indebtedness not exceeding $10,000 , to
fund the same and issue bonds therefor , also
providing for a levy of taxes to pay them and
a penalty for their misuse.
A substitute for house file 45 by Homrigh- ,
aus. allowing counties of 2,000 or less Inhabi
tants to levy a (1 ( mill tax for current expenses.
The law now provides' for the levy of the
same in counties of 14,000 or less.
The house Joint resolution by Mr. Cum
mins , asking u permit for the retention at the
capitol in DCS Molnes of the records of the
government land office in Des Moincd.
House file 103 by Mr. Wilson , amending the
code relating to partition fences iind'comr > oll-
ing persons owning adjoining property to
each contribute for. the erection of a fence
where it is the wish of either that the fence
bo built , The building' may bo waived by
mutual agreement. Tho. bill docs notaphly
to colmtios of. 2,000 or less.
Hous6 flio 370 by Mr. McVny , legalizing
the incorporation of the town of Lohrvillo.
House illo 10 , relative to a state mlno inspector
specter , the duties and appointment of the
same was made a special order following
house illo 35 the trust bill.
Senator Finn introduced a joint resolution
authorizing the governor to cause the attor
ney general to commence suit against the
Pullman car company for violating the act
compelling foreign corporations doing busi
ness in the state to file articles of incorpora
tion with the secretary of state.
House files 175 and 170 , relating to presi
dential electors , was made the special order
following the mining bill.
In the morning session of the house a reso
lution by Mr. Lcckin was adopted , provid
ing that the debate on the main question
should bo confined to ten minutes and to flvo
minutes on amendment * .
Senate file No 7 , relating to the fencing of
railroad tracks , was returned from the eon-
ate , The scnato refused to concur in the
house amendment relieving companies from
fencing when not desired by owners of !
The house * refused to rcccdo from its
amendment and n conference committee waa
House fileNo. . 873 , n railroad bill passed ,
the house and senate , and was made special
order for the afternoon , as amended by the
senate ,
The consideration of the text book bill ,
liouso file No. 552 , was resumed. It was
amended to provide that directors "shall pro
vide n contingent fund , " and "shall pur
chase , " instead of "contract for the pur
chase. "
Mr. Wilbur , of Floyd , held the floor hut a
few moments in favor of his state uniformity
substitute , when the house adjourned.
At the afternoon session Mr. Wilbur re
sumed his argument favoring his substitute
providing for state uniformity and publica
Mr. McFarland , of Emmett , will present a
substitute for the substitute. The second
substitute provides for district uniformity
with a local option feature , and differs from
the committee bill in providing that a change
of books shall not bo made within six years
from July 1 , 1SS8 ; gives rigid rules for the
care of books when loaned to pupils ; prevents
any discrimination uy publishers in fuvor of
certain districts or other ttate.s ; requires the
publisher selling to sign a contract , nnd if
tills is broken , the staTe superintend
ent , after a proper investigation of
the facts in the case , may pro
hibit such publisher from making sales
in the state , The school text book
bill was finally suspended and house file 1)711 )
taken up , The house concurred in the minor
amendments but not the important oivcs ,
Among those not concurred in wore the fol
lowing ; The action of the scnato in ntrlklug
out the word "unjust" before "discrimina
tions ; " the action of the scnato in making
foreign corporations liable to a flno of S50U
for each day's non-coinpllanco with the pro.
visions of the bill for posting schedules of
rates ; also h proviso to section 17 , providing
that before fixing n schedule of maximum
rates the railway commissioners shall give
ten days' notlco in two leading DCS Moincs
papers , nnd imino tiio time und place to hear
persons , firms or corporations on the subject ,
and providing further that such schcdulo
shall take effect within ninety days of the
tuking effect of the act ; also the change of
tlio penalty from fTi.OOO to $ TjOO for each days'
failure to obey the Injunction ; also in tle )
action of the senate in causing only a notice
of the schcdulo or revision to bo published
for thrro weeks in Des Moincs papers instead
of the entire Bchoilulo. The house also re
fused to accept the addition of the publica
tion clause to the hill.
The text book question was resumed and ,
Mr. Thompson , of Clayton , spoke in favor of
the committee Lilt in preference to the utato
uniformity plan as suggested by the Wilbur
substitute. No vote was taken before ad
journment. _ .
The State Prliillne Jllll.
DBS MOINES , la. , March 27 , [ Special
Telegram to the BEB , ] The senate took a
long step in the direction of reform to-day
when it passed the Parrott Dill on state
printing and binding , There has been a vnrjr
loud demand for some reform in the matter
and various bills bearing on the subject were
Introduced. Some wanted the state to open
n printing office and bindery and hire a fore
man ta manage them. Others proposed that
the state sjlould advertise for having thq
work done by contract und then let to tha
lowest bidder. Senator Purrott's bill pro.
poses that the present/ system shall