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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE.
SEVENTEENTH YEAR. OMAHA , THURSDAY MORNING. MARCH 29 , 1888. NUMBER 2831
THEIR LAST TRIBUTE PAID ,
Funeral Services In Washington
Over Chief Justice Walfco.
MARRED BY SEVERAL BLUNDERS.
Two Statesmen Discuss 1'rpslilcutlnl
Probabilities at Ijnnch Mrs.
tcnbcmicr In "Washington
What the "Star" Says.
The Dead Jurist.
WASHINGTON BCJIBAU TIIHOMAIU Bne , }
513 FounTr.BNTiiSTnitKT. V
WA niNOTOH. D. C. . March i8.1 !
Never were there such defects In the
execution of the details of the arrangements
for n prominent funeral ns were noticeable in
the hall of the house of representatives
to-day during the services over the Into
Chief Justice Wnito. The employes of the
bouse seemed at a loss to know what their
duties were , and after they ascertained them
they were unable to properly carry them
out. As the delegations of senators , associate
Judges , members of the bar and others
arrived , nnd were announced to the house ,
thcro were no ushers to look after them and
no ono to glvo them the usual directions. It
scorned a matter of everybody for himself.
Despite this , however , the services were
exceedingly impressive and beautiful. The
Episcopal song service from iho public
gallery directly opposite the speaker's desk ,
was an 6vatlon which added very materially
to the Imprcssivencss of the occasion.
As the casket was being berne into the hall
of the house upon the shoulders of a number
of colored men assigned to the duty from the
rolls of the two houses , the casket dropped
from their hands and was saved from a crash
only by nn accident.
President Cleveland and his cabinet were
nmong the carllst arrivals. They took seats
just inside the scml-circlo in front of the
speaker's ' desk. The president sat next to
the main ntslo. Immediately opposite him ,
with only the five foot nislo Intervening , sat
Senator Sherman , tl.o two men vls-a-vls who
may fnco each other in tlio coming campaign ,
ns the leaders of the two parties. When the
eight assoclato justices entered the ball of
the house and proceeded down the main alslo
with their long black satin robe = flowing , it
was noticed that not ono of them recognized
the president. , although they touched him In
passingoxcept Justice Lamur , nnd ho stepped
back nnd made a salaam so low and broad
nnd of such long duration that it attracted
the attention of cveryono whoso eyes rested
upon the group. Justice Matthews is not
well , and although ho attended the services
and accompanied his associates to the train
nnd saw them off to Toledo , bo wended his
way homo unable to accompany the party.
Justice Lamnr appeared in better health than
bo has for n long time. Justices Blutchford
nnd Bradley were looking feeble.
Pat A. Collins , of Boston , congressman
from the Fourth Massachusetts district , is
mentioned by many friends as n suitable man
for the BU pi omo bench. Mr. Collins is forty-
four years of ace , a graduate of the Harvard
law school and has practiced his profession
with success since 1871. Judge John Schol-
flold , of the supreme bench of Illinois , nnd
with a judicial expcricnco of eight or nine
years , Is prominently named ns Justice
Walto's successor. Ho was a candidate for
associate justice of the United States supreme
premo court to succeed the late Judge Wood.
Other candidates suggested , are Chief
Justice Uuger of the New York court of ap
peals. James C. Carter of Now York city
and W. E. Groesbcck , of Cincinnati. It is
understood that a number of democratic
senators nnd representatives have recom
mended to the president the promotion of
Justice Miller to the chief justiceship. The
ages and dates of appointment of the surviv
ing members of the court are as follows :
Samuel F. Miller , 1802 , 73 ; Stephen J. Field ,
1803 , 72 ; Joseph "P. Bradley , 1870 , 70 ; John P.
Harlan , 1877 , M ; Stanley Matthews , 1881 , C4 ;
Horace Gray , 1&S1 , 00 ; Samuel Blatchford ,
16b2 , OS , L. Q C. Lamar , 03.
In the house restaurant this afternoon Rep-
presonUvttvo Furnuhar of Mow York , and
Yost of Virginia , both vigorous republicans
nnd young men , lunched together. During
the hour they spent at table they fell to talk
ing over presidential matters.
"New York will send a delegation to Chicago
cage , " said Major Farquhar , "with Chauncy
M. Depew at its head and Chauncy M. Depow
for its watchword' There is no doubt that
Now York will vote for Depew , although ho
himself says ho does not expect or want the
nomination. Depow could carry Now York
but I doubt the propriety of of running him
> n view of the granger Mates , I believe wo
' ore going to trot a pair of young horses in
this campaign. "
"Who do you believe will bo the first one
of the palrl" inquired Mr. Yost.
"I wouldn't bo surprised to see Represen
tative MUCfnloy of Ohio , get the nomina
tion , " replied Major Fnrquhur , adding , "I
have a premonition that Senator Sherman
wjll not gut the nomination although ho wil
ffo into the convention with a very large fol
lowing ; As I said before , I expect to see
young horses In the harness. "
"Major McKinley would carry the Virgin-
las as slick as n whistle , " said Mr. Yost
"His report against the Morrison tariff bil
Was thcr strongest campaign document wo
Lad in the Virginias last year. It was an admirable
mirablo platform for the party. Wo are
strong protectionists down our way anil
there are several states in the south for tariff
protection. MoICInloy strikes tlio popular
chord , His ideas exactly lit those of the
leading men in my country but ho and Sher
man are on the sumo platform. I am for
McKinley too and bollovo that although ho
will go to Chicago nnd act enthusiastically
mid sincerely for Sherman , thcro fs moio
than a possibility , in the rasa of a deadlock
that the convention will turn to him. Gov
ernor Forakcr is also n lively dark horse nni
ho will work at Chicago faithfully for Slier
man. But I agree with you , Major Farqu
liar , that tlio fates acorn to bo against tbo
tncirwho have so frequently been before con
ventions for nomination. "
, 'NKIWAPKA'H ' MOMAN 1'uyvKii. "
Under tlio above caption this evening's
Star publishes , together with an oxcollen
wood cut portrait of Mr * , liiitcnbciulcr , o
Nebraska , the following sketch : "Mrs. Ada
M. Bittctibcndur , who will BpouU on law , is
one of tlio group of energetic and intalligen
women at the bend of the national W. C. T
U. Mrs. Bittenbcndcr may some day bo
called 'Judge1 Bittenbendcr , if Miss Wlllard
npeaks truly , At the state convention of the
Nebraska prohibition party last summer she
wns .chosen us the nominee for the position o
Judge of the Second judicial district. She
was not elected us her paitywus not strong
enough , but when it is. Miss Willurd thinks
Mrs. Bittenbcndcr will bo ono of the first to
bo elevated to u judicial position. Hcrlcga
attainments , as well us her zeal for
the rautH > , led to her selection fo
superintendent of legislation and the pell
tlpns of the National W. C. T. U. , und tlio
duties of that office have required her to
jnako her residence in this city during the
cessions of congress. She has a '
thoughtful face , suggestive of good health
good temper and a sorcno mind. Mrs. Hit-
tcnbeuder's maiden name was Ada M. Cole
She was born in Bradford county , Pennsyl
vanla , in 18-13 , graduated lu 1 0'J from the
Binglmmpton ( N. Y. ) Commercial college
and , In 1S7B , from the Pennsylvania state
normal school at Bloomsburg. After teach
Ing in the normal school a year she came to
this city and graduated from the Froebel
normal Institute. She returned then to tcacl
at Bloomsburg. but becoming prostrated by
overworkresigned. . In August , 1873 , . she
married Henry Clay Bittonbcuder , a young
lawyer of Bloomsburg. In November o
that year Mr. and Mrs. Bittenbcndo
located in Oscoola , Polk county , No
l > ra ka. There Mrs. Bittenbeudcr fo
a time taupht school. Then fo
Ibreo > ears She edited the couuty paper-ana ,
ought ull efforts to establish a licensed s.v
eon In the county. She wiis sent to repro-
ent the Polk County Agricultural nssocla-
Ion at the annual meeting of the state board
f agriculture nnd was the first woman dele-
rate over received by that body. She has
> ecn secretary and president of the Nebraska
Vomtm Suffrage association , and with
others secured tbo submission of the woman
uffrago amendment to the constitution In
881."After she retired from the editorship of
ho county paper she edited for a tlmo n
lapcr established by the Farmers' Alliance
of that section. She read law under her
lUsbnmi's instructions , passed an examine
ion in open court in 18S2 nnd wns the first
vroman admitted to the bar in Nebraska.
Husband , and wife became- law partners
under the firm name ot * H. E. & Ada M. Bit
tenbcndcr , ' nnd the partnership still contln-
tcs. They removed to Lincoln In December ,
1883."Mrs. . Blttcnbondcr has traveled through *
out the state practicing before the courts nnd
s treated everywhere with the utmost courr
csy. She has been admitted to the United
states district nnd circuit courts fo > Ne-
jraska nnd expects to bo admitted to the
United States supreme court during her stay
in this city. "
Mrs. Bittcnbender is taking n prominent
part In the proceedings of the International
woman's council. At tne session to-night
she read n very excellent paper on "Woman
In Law. "
THE CIVIL SEUVICC INVrSTHUTION.
Senator Halo's special committee , which
will conduct nn investigation into the abuses
of civil service reform nnd law , bad Its first
sitting to-day. " The outrages in Indiana
were laid bare by the Hon. William Dudley
Foulko , of Richmond , Ind. , president of tho.
Indiana civil service reform association. Mr.
Foulko gave tbo committee splendid ground
to operate on , nnd furnished what will un
doubtedly oo the text for an important inves
tigation , which will cover the outrages on
civil service reform throughout the country.
The committee was greatly surprised nt the
sweeping removals of competent men who
were protected by the civil service law aud
the appointment of grossly incompetent men
on purely political grounds. Ho was permit
ted to make his statement almost without in-
terruption.becauso every oner felt the keenest
Interest in his remarks nnd did not want to lose
a word. As ho proceeded to detail the whole
sale removals in the Indianapolis postoIUcc ,
the decapitation of old nnd efllcicnt employes
who weio never considered offensive in any
way nnd the appointment of men who could
not read the addresses on the mall , the
wholesale slaughter of railway mail clerks ,
the subsequent appointment of incompetent
successors and the swift changes in the
country postofllces , whereby the railway und
local mail services were wrecked , Mr.
Foulkc's hearers were almost dumbfounded.
The people in Washington public llfo have
been kept pretty well advised of the demo
cratic way of running the ofilccs in Indiana ,
und were prepared to learn of a general state
of demoralization , but the declarations made
by Mr. Foulko were more than they were
prepared for. As ho took up seriatim , the
negligence and blunders of Postmaster Jones ,
of Indianapolis , the Hood of blunders in the
railway mall service in his state , nnd the
demoralization of the carrier service at the
capital cltyof the Hoosler state , the surprise
of the committee became intensified. Then ,
when Mr. Foulko showed that Postmas
ter Jones , after removing all of the
employes about bis ofllco and ruining
the railway mall service , directed his atten
tion to the room where the rcoairing of mall
sacks , etc. , is done by women , dismissing
them summarily , even though they had fami
lies to support , and were giving the highest
satisfaction , nnd then turning out janitors ,
watchmen , the engineer and even the ele
vator boy , and informing them coolly that
they were compelled to go , simply occauso
they were republicans and democrats were
to be put in their places , a state of affairs in
Hoosier democrat official llfo was revealed
that no ono present anticipated.
What is true as to the condition of otllcial
lifo in Indianapolis is true of many other sec
tions of the country. It was not expected
that Mr. Foulko would show to the commit
tee that all that was going on was not only
within the knowledge of President Cleve
land , but at his sanction , but such was the
fact. Ho stated that when there was a ruin
ation of the mall service in Indiana ho came
to Washington and called upon the president ,
to see if something could not bo done to
check the outrage upon tno people in his
state. The piesldcnt informed him
that the condition as described
had been reported to him and
it had been Investigated as best the post-
ofllco department could , but ho knew of
nothing which would change matters and
that ho thought the pcoplo in Indiana would
"go slow. "
Mr. Foulk denounced the president's at
legcd civil service principles und said that
after his attention had been repeatedly called
to the grossest outrages on civil service re
form in Indiana , not n linger had been raised
by the chief executive to remedy the condi
tion of affairs that , on the other hand , ho had
winked at it.
When Chairman Halo asked Mr. Foulko
what ho thought of the general operation of
the civil service reform in Indiana , the latter
"Wo have not had any civil service reform
in Indiana. "
At the conclusion of his hearing , Mr.
Foulko invited the committco to visit his
state and make un investigation of the viola
tions of the civil service law assuring
them that there was n splendid field for
operation iu Indiana. Chairman Halo inti
mated that the request would be complied
with , and there is no doubt that it will be.
Mr. Foulke says that besides the demoraliza
tion of the postal service in Indiana , it can
bo shown that government employes in al-
brauches take the most active part in poll-
tics. They attend conventions , bribe deloi
gates and run politics with a high hand the
same as if they were in private life.
I'EHBOXAI , .
T. Fulton Gantt. csq. , of the Maryland bar ,
will shortly leave Laurel , Md : , for Nebraska
to enter upon the practice of his profession
there. PEIWY S. HUATU.
The Tribute oftho Bar.
ST. Louis , March 2S. The United States
court adjourned hero to-day in honor of
Chief Justice Walto. The bur of the court
adopted resolutions commemorative of the
services of the chief justice.
CINCINNATI , March 23. At a largo meeting
of the Hamilton county bar held to-day , elo
quent tributes to the memory of the dead
Chief Justice Walto wern spoken by a num
ber of members of the bar.
An Explanation That Explain * ) .
WASHINGTON , March -"S , [ Special to the
BKK.J A gentleman iu Washington who has
Lad considerable experience with the Sioux
Indians , says that in that nation the first born
sou Is known ns a "Clmska , " and the first
born daughter as n "Winonah , " consequently
the husband of Miss Fellows , mentioned in a
BCE bpcclal yesterday , is doubtless the son of
n man named Campbell , who married an In
diau woman , and the fact that he Is a "Clias
ka , " which is the name of a class and not o
an Individual , has led some one to regard i
an his proner name. Nothing is known u
the Indian bureau regarding Campbell and it
is said that ho has not been employed nt the
agency iu any capacity as fur as the iccoida
International Council of Women.
WASIIINOTON , Marcu 'J8. Among the many
papers read before the international counci1
of womei ) to-day was ono by Mrs. L M
Barry , organizer of the Knights of Lubor ,
upon what the knights are doing for women
Mrs. Barry spoke with effect ana was re-
railed twice. She said in part ; " \Vo are
building around our working girls
n wall lo defend , and protect them
from humiliations which heretofore
they have been subjected to. The Kuights
of Labor are taking little girls fiom the fac
tory , workshop nud miue and educating
them , because we know that the llttlo chili
of to-day in the mother of the future. Wo
know that the fireside , city , state , council
and nation is moulded by the bauds of th <
wives und mothers of our children. As these
are the children of to-day , and as the o shal
bo tno children of the future , we domain.
they shall bo taken from the workshop , the
factory aud the mine and put Into school to
develop , them. "
CUT AWAY FROM THE CHIEF ,
A Now and Important Development
In the "Q. " Strike.
DISSATISFIED WITH ARTHUR.
The Men Talco the Matter In Their
Own Ilantln ami Inaugurate an
IJxtcnsive Boycott Moro
Took n Nc\v Grip.
CHICAGO , March 28. The Burlington en
gineers and firemen practically cut nwny
.from their lendcm and tholr grievance rom.-
mltteo.to-dny , nnd took hold of the strike
with n firm grip. The reason for this action
was that the more impulsive had become Im
patient over the slow and apparently unsuc
cessful methods of Chief Arthur. They
wanted to strike the nail on the head , so they
appointed committees nnd sent them out to
work. Every road running into Chicago
wns visited and pledges wore ob
tained from all of the swtchmcn
ana switch engineers that under no
circumstances would they move n Burlington
car. Later In the day n mass-meeting was'
held. Delegates from nil of the roads < were
present , nnd the pledges made to the com
mittees were repeated. To-night the strikers
claimed that an inflexible boycott against
Burlington cars bad been established , nnd
they were positive that not n Burlington car
would be moved to-morrow in Chicago ex
cept on Burlington tracks. The strikers in
timate that further steps in the great strug
gle with the Burlington.would bo taken In a
day or two.
All this , it has been given out , has been
done in defiance of Chief Arthur and other
leaders. Such statements are not , however ,
generally belcivcd. The ostensible revolt is
looked upon by many ns simply a covert
change in the strikers' plan of campaign.
The results of the now tactics may not
bo seen for the present. The Burlington is
not ready to exchange freight with connect
ing lines. When the company is sufficiently
equipped witli switchmen to again offer its
cars to other roads , the real battle begins.
The leading feature of the new boycott will
bo that the men will quit work individually
wheu ordered to handle Burlington cars. No
general strike will bo ordered , and the in
structions of the men's ' own executive of
ficers will bo disregarded at least in appear
Switchmen From the Bust.
PiTTsnuiio , Pa. , March 28. Seventy-five
Knights of Labor brakemcn nnd conductors
from the Reading system passed through
hero from the east this morning en route to
Chicago to take the places of the striking
switchmen of the Chicago , Burlington &
The Situation in Chicago.
CHICAGO , March 23. Everything was quiet
m the yards of the Burlington road this
morning. The officers claim that by tomorrow
row the full working force of the Chicago
yards , 150 switchmen , will have been se
cured. There were thirteen switch engines
at work this morning. Two heavy live stock
trains arrived at the yards and two engines
were at work trying to raise the blockade in
the lumber district. Headway was also made
in moving freight which had accumulated
around the depot , three trains having been
sent out this morning. Officials of the com
pany bay they expect n full force of switch
men from the east to-morrow morning.
ST. JOSEPH , Mo. , March 28. [ Special
Telegram to the iSEE.l Two sections of
a freight train on. the Kansas City , St. Jo
seph & Council Bluffs raihoad collided near
Sugar lake yesterday , resulting iu the death
of Conductor Hobbin.
The coroner's jury to-night , in the case of
Charles Francis , the brakeman killed iu the
Chicago , Burlington & Quincy yards , re
turned a verdict to the effect that his death
wns duo to the iucompctency of the engineer
in charge of the train.
f Press ! Charles Francis , a switchman
employed by the Kansas City , St. Joe &
Council Bluffs road , was run over and killed
by a switch engine last nignt. The testi
mony before the coroner's jury to-day shows
that the engineer is almost deaf and the fire
man does not understand the train signals. A
verdict was rendered declaring the engineer
incomnotent. All the switchmen in the em
ploy of the Burlington road have quit work.
Their committco waited to-day upon General
Manager Merrill with n schedule of wages
nnd offered to return to work if the road
would re-employ brotherhood engineers.
Merrill positively refuscd.to accede to their
A Very Poor Team.
LINCOLN , Neb. , March 28. [ Special Tele-
pram to the BEE. ] About three-fourths
of the switchmen at this point have gone out
nnd the company are endeavoring to fill their
places with new men. Tp-day ono of the
scab brakcmen who had been at work n few
hours had his right hand caught between two
bumpers and ho lost a thumb and two fin
gers , illustrating he fact that a scab engineer
and a scab brakeman make a very poor team
us far as lifo and limb are concerned.
A report reached the city to-day of a head
end collision near Smartvillo , in which two
locomotives were badly disfigured. They
will bo shipped over the road by night and n
special "all well" circular will bo issued by
Tlio bricklayers' union of this city adopted
resolutions of sympathy and support , and
presented them to the Brotherhood to-day.
Crcston advices to the headquarters hero
report six engines disabled on the lowu divi
Engluo No. 107 , nt work in the yards here ,
is reported iu the ditch near the round house.
Little Done Locally.
Matters at the passenger station of the B.
& M. yesterday were extremely quiet and
with the exception of the noise made by the
engineer of the Kansas City train ns ho In
structed his fireman how to shovel coal into
the fire box , and the measured tread of some
eight or ten Pinkerton men who paced to and
fro in the immediate vicinity of the engine
Icbt some stray switchman should capture it ,
not a sound was heard. The train itself was
small enough to bo captured and consisted ,
instead of the four or live coaches required
before the strike , of a single coach and baggage -
gage car with reserved bents for ono passen
ger , who declared that ho wanted to smoke.
The train left on time and unless two or
three passengers should get on at Pacific
Junction will probably rcash the city at the
mouth of the Kaw to-day.
About twelve or fifteen agriculturists who
were imported from northeast Missouri for
the purpose , were engaged in assisting in the
switch business at the B. < S * M. yards
yesterday. They wore "protected" by
another detachment of Pinkerton men , and
with their assistance claim to bo able to
bundle all the business at present , although
theio is not at present a complete force of
men. The Pinkerton men refuse to assist
in the dib&ciniuatton of knowledge for tbo
general public , unrt will say iiotnuig concern
ing mallei a.
At B. fi M. headquarters the Bri : reuortcr
who asked for information was informed
that there was nothing now , and that the
company's business was being taken care of
as usual. While there was notu full force
employed the number at work at present was
amply sufllcient to handle all of the busi
The Pmkerton men , M It was stated , were
procured for the purpose of protecting the
company' * property , and had they riot been
present violence would have occurred erts
this.Tho Pinkertons , so'.the BEE'S informant
mant stated , had been on the ground for ten
GOUIiIV'B ' JIMMV.
CommentsofLondon Journals on the
Wizard's M. P Manipulations.
[ Copyr/y / ? ! t ISIS by Jnmci Qnrtlon Utnnttt , I
LONDON , March i [ Now York Herald
Cable Special to t 4BEE.J > fr. Labouchcro
loins to-day in thcjllnjost universal English
press hunt of > Jcn"ork' ' financial fox. In
such n hunt the M. } ? . for Northamton Is n
master. In 1olay'fi Trdth , under the head
ing "Joy Gould's ' Hclnrn , " ho thus cxpa-
tiatatcs : " 'The New York stock market was
dull to-day nwnltittg the return of Mr.
Jay Gould , who arrived fn New York after
the stock cxcharigo had closed , The
final feeling tvas unsettled , ' Such
Was the significant cablegram which
came to hand Saturday morning. I
am not surprised that Wall street should bo
unsettled nt the arrival of the astute Gould
on the scene of operations , for the chances
are that during the leisure of his trip to
Europe ho may hnvo concocted several elab
orate schemes for getting the better of his
neighbors. It Is , however , hardly likely that
even this great trickster can make the Amer
ican market more unsatisfactory than it Is
already. Ho may possibly organize a strong
bear attack so as to get hold of cheap stock
under Its cover. Missouri Pacific stock is
just now being used td depress the whole
market and it is illustrative of the demoralized
state of American railroad affairs that Jay
Gould's son , being the bear of Missouri Pa
cific , is credited with having attempted to
put off the dividend until next year. I should
not bo ono whit surprised If this were true ,
for that Is the way In which American rail
road directors play Into the hands of unscru
pulous operators to .tho Injury of bona fide
holders. Is it to boAvonderod nt if En glish
investors keep aloot from American railroads
when such monstrous conduct is openly dis
cussed as the most natural thing in the
world. Fancy thoj Midland or Great West
ern directors putting off their dividends for
years bccauso ono of their directors
was a big bear on , their stock. But such
practices carry their own punishment. What
n splendid harvest American financiers
might have reaped on the occasion of the
conversion of consols if they had not dragged
the name of American railroads through the
deep mud. Debentures , preferences and
ordinary shares would all have como In for si
strong demand nnd Would have passed into
the hands of firm holders while , under the
circumstances , oven the better class of
American railroad stocks are looked at with
disfavor by English investors. "
To-morrow's Financial News will contain
the following editorial paragraph : "Mr.
Jay Gould has lost no time iu getting to work
in his groove. What his jimmy is to the bur
glar that is the Missouri Pacific to Air.
Gould , and he is working it for all it is
worth. Mr. Gould wanted the London stock
exchange to list his Missouri Pacific. It will
bo a bad day for tho'stock exchange and n
worse day for British investors , upou which
this is done. "
George Gould Indignant ,
NEW YOUK , March 23. [ Special Telegram
to the BKC.I George Gould is indignant at
the statements of Lawyer Andrews that ho
( Gould ) bad bccu making continuous efforts
to settle the GouJd-Sago case. Ho says
there is not n word of truth in'it. On the
contrary , Andrews has repeatedly sought in
terviews with him aV which offers to settle
the matter for $500JMXt j7oretnadc6tGould
declined to negotiate and at a subsequent
time would not tallt with Andrews , as ho
Thirty Thousand IlomclcRS.
BEIIUN , March 28. The damage by floods
is estimated nt $3,000,000. The towns of
Bcrtzeuburg , Domitz and Damenberg are
still Hooded. Twenty-nine lives have been
lost aud 10,000 head of cattle perished.
The reports from the flooded districts
along the Vistula say that seventy-seven
villages are submerged within an area of ten
miles square and 130,000 people made home
Disastrous storms are reported iu Spain
and much damage has bccu done to prop
Trying to Unseat Ferdinand.
VIENNA , March 28 , Karavaloff , the Bul
garian political leader , has received from St.
Petersburg instructions to co-operate with
Znnkoff as the first stop in the plan for the
removal of Ferdinand from the tin one. If
the Bulgarian leaders approve the plan Kar
avaloff is promised the necessary means to
carry it out.
Russia Boycotting Blblo Soclctloti.
LONDON , March 28. The Uussiau govern
ment has prohibited operations by the Amer
ican bible society in the Baltic provinces. It
is probable the government will ultimately
expel all representatives of British and
American bible societies.
BoulatiRci- Politics Again.
March 28. Boulanger has decided
to withdraw from the Laon contest nnd ac
cept the candidacy for the Department of
Nerd. Ho will issue his election address im
mediately aud make a personal canvass ,
Two Million Destitute.
LONDON , March 28. Tlio latest advices
from China say the crisis in Hanau is passed ,
but that the distress of the pcoplo Is appall
ing , 2,000,000 , persona being utterly destitute.
An American Prim Donna's SIIOCOHH.
Sr. PCTEnsnuno , March 28 , Miss Ella Hus-
se ) , American prima donnn , made her first ap
pearance last night in "Travlata. " She
achieved a triumphant success.
A SliorL Skirmish.
KOMI : , March 28. General San Marzano
telegraphs the war ofllco that his skirmishers
hadja half hour's fight with the Abysaianinns
this morning , after which the latter retired.
Largo forces of Abyssianians are assembled
near his position.
BOSTON , March 3S. William G. Woboor &
Co. , dry goods , Salem , assigned. Liabilities ,
Momui , Ala..March 28. Thomas P. Mil
ler & Co. , private bankers , failed. Liabili
ties , $150,000 and assets 50,000.
Floods hi Alabama.
MoxTnoMBiir1 , Ala. , March 2S. The only
road open out of Montgomery Is the Louisville -
villo & Nasbvillo tior.th. The specials from
nil over the state report a tremendous rain
fall and overflow. Tjio Tennessee is up and
the overflow lias damaged the Mussel Shoals
canal near Florence to the extent of $100,000.
ANNISTON , Alailurcli 28. For the past
four days the heaviest rains known since 1684
have been falling. All streams in this sec
tion of the state are out of their banks , and
many bridges are washed away. Hailroads
nro badly crippled. The rain is still falling
. . .
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Mississippi AVimlH Settlcri ) .
JACKSON , Mis-j. , March. 28. Governor
Lowry has issued a call for a conven
tion for the purpose of organizing a
state immigration association.
PoiiTi.Axi ) , Ore , , March ! 'S The state pro
hibition convention assembled to-day , but ad
journed until to-raorrow without transacting
any business of importance. ,
HiHTFOKD , Coun. , March ! & . - The Tioiler
of the locomotive attached to a passenger
train on the New York & 7ew England rail
road exploded this moi'niiig , killiiiff the en
gineer and1 fireman.
Golobtatlng the Completion of tlio
Road to Fort Worth.
THECATTLEMEN IN CONVENTION.
Mcttlnfi of the Idtcrnat tonal Kongo
Association The Now Line n
Biff Boom For Western
Iilvc Stock Interests.
In Iloltlday Clothes.
DENVER , Colo. , March 28. | Speclal Tele
gram to the BEE.I Denver Is In the midst of
the greatest jubilee It over saw In honor of
that important event , the formal opening of
the Denver , Texas & Fort Worth railroad.
Every business nnd public building , ns well
ns many of the private residences of the city ,
nro decorated with lings , bunting nnd ban
ners with appropriate mottoes nnd devices ,
and the whole city may said to bo clothed in
gala clothes. Probably the most magnificent
sight over witnessed is the electrical display of
several thousand colored Incandescent lights
which nro stretched across the streets in the
middle of the blocks in festoons , aud nt the
street crossings In arches , making n mass of
vivid coloring almost impossible to describe
and which extends four blocks on Larimer
nnd six blocks on Sixteenth street. Tbo
view up cither of these streets Is the most
gorgeous imaginable , reminding ono of some
fairy scene or n tale from the Arabian
Knights. With this attraction is the parade
of the pbnntom artillery with their moving
fireworks and the promenade concert nnd Il
lumination of the court. The whole popula
tion of the city is , apparently , upon the streets
full of excitement and enthusiasm. At
the same tlmo a meeting of welcome is going
on at the chamber of commerce. Addresses
are being made by Governor Adams , ex-Gov
ernor Evans nnd others. The occasion will
always be n memorable ono with the people
of Denver aud the thousands of visitors now
in the city , marking as it docs ono of the
greatest eras In the history of the Queen
City of the plains. By the advent of this
road Denver obtains n direct outlet to Iho
sea two days shorter than the old routes , and
this fact means much for the prosperity of
the city. The greatest good-will is mani
fested between visltois uad citizens nnd the
latter aio treating the former with the ut
most cordiality. The festivities will bo con
tinued the balance of the week ami will in
clude every possible attraction for the guests
Some of the sections on the Denver , Texas
& Fort Worth excursion not arriving until
late this morning , it was 11 o'clock before
the International llango association -\vas
called to order In this city by President
Head. The largo hall of the chamber of
commcico was filled , a number of ladles
being present. The convention was opened
with prayer by Hov. Myron Heed , who ex
pressed n fervent wish that this meeting
would produce a closer feeling between the
sections of the north and south. Governor
Alva Adams was introduced nnd made n
sensible and entertaining address , saying :
"I bid you welcome , welcome to Colorado.
Tb o past twelve months have not restored
the barons of the plains to their lost estate
but the clouds are breaking. Growth and
expansion are the natural conditions of
all other industries , but there is
no longer room for expansion nnd
growth for that of cattle. New plans und
new methods mUst bo adopted by cattlemen.
* NotwltHstanaing the ovdfnanpincr clouSMhe
best should bo done to-day. There must be-
stringent and protective legislation to guard
our herds from infectious disease. The bill
now before congress should become a law mid
the commission selected from among the cat
tlemen. You nro hero to-day to represent
the wealth and brains of n great industry
which effects the welfare of millions of our
pcoplo , therefore safety und protection should
be insisted upon from our luw makers. "
The governor , in conclusion , again wel
comed the visitors to Colorado.
Mayor [ Leo , of Denver , was introduced
and read a communication from the mayors
of a number of western cities regretting
their inability to bo present but wishing the
best results from the deliberations
of the convention nnd sending
congratulations on the completion
of the Denver , Texas & Fort Worth railroad'
The speaker made u humorous allusion to the
marriage of Denver nnd Fort Worth and n
disparaging ono to the old mother-in-law
Kansas City. Ho paid a high tribute to the
honored names among cattlemen and closed
by wishing the visitors every pleasure and
extending the freedom of the city.
President Head then made his annual ad
dress , saving in substance that at the regular
meeting lu February lust n motion was made
to amend tlio constitution so that membership
shuuld bo based on personal identity with the
cattle growing business instead of represen
tation through local associations , and final
action was postponed until the present. Mr.
Head then called attention to the present
qualifications for membership nnd said
if the proposed amendment was
adopted it would require but llttlo
time to effect the proposed amendment. In
advocating the amendment ho said , that two
years' experience had demonstrated that the
present plan was not effective. The theory
that an association should have 10,000 cattle
to aceuro n vote , experience has proven to bo
wrong. The essential element of popularity
had been sacrificed and he attributed to this
cause the lack of individual interest which
had been manifested. Ho said , the rapidly
changing conditions of the near future re
quired thorough organization , and ho strongly
urged the members to renewed interest in
their organization. Ho dwelt strongly on
the need of harmony and of the advantages
of association , and that protection against
contagious diseases has been from the first
recognized as a potent reason for a union of
cattlemen , Besides this insecurity , ho said ,
it will bo the occasion of endless annoyance
and expense In the slitipo of quarantine lau-s ,
which ho believed to bo necessary in the
boveral states to prevent the disease from
widening its bounds.
A roll call of.associations present was made
to which responded , the White Klvor Stock ,
the Colorado Cattle Growers' , the Northern
Now Mexico , the Northwestern Cattle
Hango , the Texas State Live Stock and the
International Stock associations. Governor
Uouto suggested that the first business
should bo to ascertain who was entitled to
membership and representation.
Pending u motion for a committco on cre
dentials Mr. Dorsoy called for a reading of
some resolutions amending the constitution
which were read by the secretary , They
amend section S and provide that any person
engaged in breeding and growing range
cattle and horses may , by paying an entrance
fee of $5 and dues as fixed , become a member
of the association , Pending the consideration
of this amendment adjournment was had
until 10 to-morrow morning.
Hunting lor Lost Trrasuro.
NEW YOIIK , March 28.- [ Special Telegram
to tlio Bii : . ] The yacht Mnria , which has
beep looking in Honduionlan waters for
burled pirate treasures , whoso existence was
disclosed to Judge Davidson , of Frisco , Is re
turning to Now York. Her crcwhavo struck
bccaubo almost Btnrvcd and no medicine
furnished. Captain Peck remains behind to
continue the search , and has great hopes of
finding the treasure.
Claimant Tiuhuorne Sails.
NEW YOIIK , March 28. [ Special Telegram
to the BEE. ] Claimant Tichborno , wife and
child , sailed for England yesterday. They
are almost penniless , but Sir Roger will
have a lecture arranged on the other side ,
for which contracts have bccu signed. Ho
buys bo is sure that new evidence will win
the case. Then ho is going to Australia.
Premature Explosion. ,
HEADING , Pa. , March 23. A premature ex
plosion of powder at Flndloy'S mine to-day
fatally injured three men and eerlouely
burned several others ,
THK CIIKD1T MOBlIjIBU.
Dismissal of Suit Begun Against It
Fourteen Yearn ARO.
NKW Yonx , Mnrch S3. A decision wns
handed down by Judge Shlpmnn , of the
United States court , to-day , dismissing the
suit against the grcat.Crcdit Moblllor. The
case wns begun fourteen years ngo by Itow *
land Hazard nnd others , stockholders of the
concern , against Sidney Dillon , ns trustee , for
nn accounting for work done in the con
struction of the Union Pacific railway. The
defendant demurred to the complaint nnd
the matter has since been pending In court.
Tlio demurrer was sustained by Judge Ship-
The Iowa Legislature.
DBS MOINES , la. , March 28. The bill
passed appropriating money to defray the
expenses ot the inauguration ceremonies.
The bill passed legalizing the adoption of a
stock law by the board of super visors of
The bill passed authorizing township trus
tees to provide places for holding elections ,
and to provide for tlio payment of the same.
The act docs not apply to school , municipal ,
or railroad elections.
The bill passed amending the medical Inw ,
allowing persons holding certificates granted
by the boards of health of other states to
practice In the state upon the payment of n
fco without examination.
The entire afternoon session of the senate
wns spent in discussing the Hnrsh amend
ment to the majority report of the textbook
committee. ' An amendment to the Harsh
amendment by Mr. Rcinlgcr was adopted ,
providing that books purchased bo placed In
charge of n district secretary , who delivers
them to the teacher , who is responsible for
the value of such books , his wages being
withheld until any loss is made good.
In the house this morning house file 100 ,
relating the assessment of railroad property ,
was reported for indefinite postponement.
A resolution wns adopted providing that
hereafter the sessions of the house begin at
9 a. m.
The committee to investigate the charges
ngainst the state university was discharged.
The house concurred in the senate amend
ment to the bill to legalize the ordinances of
the town of Rock Rapids.
The senate amendment to the bill to pre
vent fraud in the sale of Hour and other pro
ducts wns concurred in.
The senate amendments were also con
curred in to the bill providing for the consoli
dation of independent school districts.
The house refused to concur in the senate
amendments to the railroad commissioner
bill nnd a confcrenco committee was np-
At the nfternoon session , the house con
curred in the senate amendment to the house
bill relating to line fences ; also , providing
for the relief of union soldiers and sailors and
their indigent families. The amendment
provides for the levy of a tn\ not exceeding
3-10 of n mill for this purpose and for the es
tablishment of u soldier's relief commission
of three in each county to bo appointed by
the board of supervisors.
The committco bill relating to the sale of
Intoxicating liquors was read a third tlmo
and passed. Ayes , CO ; nayes , 81.
The discussion of the special order , the
committco bill on taxt books , was continued.
An amendment by Mr. Luke to the commit
tee bill was adopted , putting publishers sell
ing books under bond to fulfill their con
The Wilbur substitute was taken up. An
amendment by Mr.'Luke was adopted , strik
ing out the section providing for state publi
The Troubles of 1 ouiiBHofmnnn.
, NEW Yon , .March 23.r-Spccidl [ Telegram
to the BEE.I Josef Hofmann is going back
to Germany to-morrow , together with his
parents. He leaves on. the steamer Saalc.
Ho will continue his musical education in
Berlin , nnd be placed under the preceptor-
ship of a private tutor. Josef is extremely
glad to leave America. Delancy NIcolls. nt-
torney for Abbey , Schoofel & Grau , who ob
tained an injunction restraining llttlo Hof
mann from performing in America , says ho
will not bo allowed to appear in public in any
part of Europe , cither , nnd that at a not far
distant date ho will bo obliged to defend him
self in n breach of contract suit , even if he
goes to the interior of Africa to live ,
The Fourth Attempt at Arson.
ST. JOSEPH , Mo. , March 23. [ Special Tele
gram to the BEK. ] Last night , for the
fourth time in the last week , an attempt was
made to burn the Terminal company's round
house. The fire wns kindled in tlio oil room
but was discovered by watchmen before
serious damage was done. The roundhouse
is'tho property of the St. Joseph & Grand
Island and the St. Joe , St. Louis & Santa Fe.
Three watchmen have been employed to
guard the buildings. No cause can bo
assigned for the attempted urson , nnd the
Terminal company is ignorant of any
grievances against them.
The St. Paul's Earnings.
NEW YOIIK , March 28. The annual report
of the St. Paul road for the year ending
December 31,1887 , shows that the gross earn
ings were $25,800,000. Operating expenses ,
$15,320,003 ; Increase , ? TO , < MD. Net earnings ,
$10,030,430 ; decrease , $118,703. Other in
comes swell the total net to $10,313,1254 , an
increase of $0,403. Common stock was in
creased from $30,904,201 to $38,982,761. The
bonded debt increased from $11,058,000 to
Will Hold to Advanced Rates.
CHICAGO , March 28. The meeting of the
managers ot the northwestern lines to-day
resulted in the appointment of a committco
to take up the question of pro rate and devise
some plan for the conduct of business be
tween Chicago and northwestern points. In
the meantime all roads will hold to the ad
vanced rates and not return to the war rates
kept in force by the Burlington & Noitheru.
A Crazy Band Leader.
NEW YOIIK , March 28. [ Special Telegram
to the BIE. : ] Julius Bcinstcln , for years
famous as a society band leader , went insane
at the cathedral yesterday during n rehearsal
of KiiBter music. Ho had been drinking and
i cccntly lost his situation in the Metropolitan
opera house for nearly bpoillug the perform
ance by false playing ,
Denounce Protcotlvo Tar 1ft' .
ST. PAUL , March 28. The executive com
mittee of the farmers' alliance , comprising
members of both political pal tics , In session
hereto-day , adopted resolutions endorsing
President Cleveland's views on the tariff is
sue , denouncing protective tariff , und culling
for its immediate repeal on all raw material
and necessaries of lifo.
TOI'EKA , Kan. , March 28. A convention
representing republican clubs from every
part of Kansas is In session. Fully 2,000
representative republicans uro present. The
names of Hlaino und Ingalls were loudly ap
plauded when mentioned to-day.
Steamship Arrlvult ) .
QUEENSTOW N , March 23. [ Special Tele
gram to the BEE.J The Oregon , from Balti
more ; the Alaska , from Now York.
For Nebraska and Iowa ! Light to fresh ,
variable winds , generally northerly , colder ,
threatening weather and occasional snow.
Bound Over For Libel.
The trial of Charles Reed , for criminal
libel , was fixed at 5 o'clock yesterday after
noon before Judge Wade. Tlio prosecuting
witnesses were the members of the firm of
the Clarke Coffee company , who assert that
Reed bad been sending out damaging and
libellous reports about their business to their
customers. Reed was found euilty and was
bound over to appear before the district
CIVIL SERVICE IN INDIANA.
Swooplngr Removals By the Foaff
xnnstor of Indianapolis.
DEFECTS IN POSTAL SERVICQj
The President lias Great Difficulty nf
Bringing tlio Party Up to HI *
Jdca of Civil Service
William Dudley Foulko's Statement *
WASHINGTON , Mnrch 28. William Dudlc
Foulkc , of Richmond , Intl. , president of th <
Indiana civil service reform association , ntU
dressed the Hnlo committee of tlio scnnta
this morning on the condition of civil scrvlca
In his stntc , his testimony being the result
of investigations inado nnd affidavits taken
by the association. Ho described the sweep *
ing removals miulo by Postmaster Jones , ol
Indianapolis , Immediately upon his appoint
ment , and avowals by that ofllccr that noiiu
but democrats would bo oppolntcd , rcgard >
less of civil service examinations. Ho da *
tailed the defects In the postal service whicU
resulted. Tlirco weeks elapsed be *
twccu the mailing and delivery
of drop letters. Carriers word
appointed who could not read addresses on
letters. Letter boxes wore loft unvlsltcd
until they wore filled to ovorllowlng. A mail
Car was scut from Indianapolis to Lnfayctta
with no messenger aboard , and all umll wart
brought back to Indianapolis. The assistant
postmaster , previous to his appointment by
Jones , had been connected with a gambling
house. Another appointee to n responsible
position , who was a prominent democratic )
politician , had at the time of the appointment
told three persons he had bribed certain mem
bers of the city council paid them money
for voting for a certain street railway enter *
priso. Tncso fuels were embodied in nfllclo *
vits nnd sent to Postmaster General Vilas )
with request for Dowling's removal. Vilas
answered ho had inquired into the tnntterumt
although Cowling hud mndo these statements
ho ( Vilas ) was satisfied they were merely
boasts , nnd that Dowllug did not bribe mcm
bcrs of the council ; that DowliugTwns ntt
efllcicnt ofllccr , nnd ho ( Vilas ) hnd'dccldedl
to retain him. The witness described mi in *
vcstigation made by himself , resulting In the
discovery that out of 180 cases ot suspension
all or nearly nil presidential postmasters *
only two were over informed of charges or
the reason for their removal. The witness
called upon the president and found hu know
of tneso removals. Tlio president s i
it was impossible for the parlies to
know the chorees. They were doinrt
the best they could. The president expressed
the liopo that the association would go slow *
as ho had great difficulty In bringing some ofl
his party up to his ideas of civil service re
form , and that Indiana was a pretty bad
state. The witness stated there had not , to !
his knowledge , been any change in the condl
tion of affairs since ho laid these matters be
fore the president. Ho expressed the hopa
that the committee would visit Indiana and )
allow the association to know sufficiently Inj
advance to bo prepared with witnesses undj
The Chinese Treaty.
WASHINGTON , March 38. The nowChlnest
treaty , which is made a settled treaty , pro *
vides that fora period of twenty years , dntf
inf ? from the Uwo.of.tbo exchange of ratifli
cation , the coming of Chincso laborers to thd
United States is prohibited. This does not
apply to a Chincso laborer who has a lawful
wife , child or parent in the United States , ort'
property therein to the vnluo of 51,000 , oB
debts of like amount duo him. Evcrjf
Chincso laborer on leaving tlio United Stated
must , as n condition for bis return , dcposlq
with the collector of customs of the district !
from which ho departs , a full description , iq
writing , of his family , or propei ty or debtsfc
and shall bo furnished with a certificate
showing his right to return to the Unitej
States. Should this statement prove false
ho fnrfeits his right to return. Such riant o ;
return shall bo exercised within one year o :
date of leaving the United States.but may bf
extended for an additional period , not to ojj
ceed one year. The existing treaty prlvft1
leges of travel and sojourn
in the United States to Cliif
neso officials , teachers , students , merchantsi
and travelers for curiousity and pleasure re * ,
main undisturbed , as well ns the transit !
right of laborers. The Chinese shall have (
for protection of tlioir persons und property
all rights given by the laws of the United
States , except the right to become natural *
Izcd citizens. It Is agreed in the treaty tq
pay (1275,019 as full Indemnity for all losses
sustained by Chincso subjects who have been
victims of injury in person and property aQ
the hands of wicked and lawless men.
If , six months bofora the expiration pet
riod of twenty ycars.nelthcr government for *
mally gives notice to the other of its terminal
tion , the treaty shall remain in force
another period of twenty years.
Inrcstisating Texas Outrages.
WASHINGTON , March 28. The Investigation
into the alleged outrages in Washington/ /
county , Texas , were resumed to-day. Two
colored republicans of Washington cotirityj
testified that there was little if any inter
ference with elections In the county , an J
that a good feeling existed between tbo *
whites and blacks. F. D. Jodon , counsel fo * '
the negroes lynched at the time of thoeleo *
tion , testified that ho had been assaulted lasty
October by Bob Wright , a former witness
After that assault ho hud never loft thq
liouso except in tlio day time , because it was
not safe. Other witnesses said that Jodon ;
was safe in Benham , if ho "behaved" him *
self. If ho "bothered" men as ho had done , .
of course , ho would get into trouble. This
practically closed the investigation.
A LH > ol Bull That. Did Not Pan.
BOSTON , March 23 , Two years ago Ed
ward P. Tcnnoy , formerly president of th
Colorado college , from which position ho
was removed by the trustees , commenced
suit against the publishers of an article re *
luting to his removal , claiming 1100,000 dam *
ages. The suit was referred to Judgd
AVhito , who , after a full hearing , reports
that under the circumstances the urticlo was
not libclous and finds for tlio defendant. The
court has accepted nnd ratified the report
and entered judgment for the defendant.
All Hope Abandoned.
GLOUCESTER , Mass. , 'March C ? . To-day
the following vessels were given up for losti
The Nonvelglari bark , Emigrant and the
American bulks , Vesuvius , of Richmond' ' ]
Mo. , and the Maple Stoddard , all from
Tranan. with suit for this port. It is be
lieved they were caught in a great gale and'
lost. Forty-live lives are given up as lost.
A Furlouu Mob of Women.
CoNSTANUNoru : , March US , A mob o !
women in this city sought to obtain arrears
of pensions due their husbands from the
government and besclgcd tin office of the ?
minister of finance. The minister \vtif
secreted to escape the fury of tlio mob. A ,
woman wa * killed for advising tbo mob to
make their demands quietly ,
Failed to AKI-C.U ,
CHEYENNE , Wyo. , March CS. [ Special
Telegram to the DuE.l The Jury In the case
of Harry Patterson , charged with , the mur
der of WillUni McLchon , after being outr
eighty-ono hours announced for the fourth/
tirao to the couit that a , verdict could not ba
agreed upon , and were discharged at 0
o'clock this morning. The jury stood Btvei
for conviction of murder in the first dcgria
< md five lor Acquittal.
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