Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, March 30, 1888, Image 1

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Ono Hundred Men Buried Allvo at
Rich Hlty.Mo.
_ _ %
Forty Bottles Removed From the
VchrlB Last Evening Many Others
Btlll to I o Uncarthod Names of
iho Dead Unoblntnnblc.
Fnto ofMlucr * .
Ilicn HILL , Mo. , March 29. About 4 o'clock
this afternoon , there was a rumbling sound
In mine No. 0 , at this place , nnd n moment
afterward n fearful explosion occurred , that
entirely wrecked the ralno and buried in the
debris over ono hundred miners who were
cut off from escape. Up to 7 p. m. , forty
bodies had been taken out. The superintend
ent of the mine was taken out badly injured ,
but will survive. In the terrible excitement
and confusion it is impossible to give ft list of
names or oven estimates as to the full extent
of the disaster , but it is now thought over
fifty men were killed. The mine is situated
nix miles distant from town. Rich Hill Is
located in Dates county , 100 miles south of
Kansas City on the Missouri Pacific railroad.
The most horrible disaster that has over
occurred in the west happened at noon to-day
In Keith & Perry's No. 0 mine , and us a ro-
suit a largo number of men are entombed and
thousands of dollars' worth of property de
stroyed. Just at the dlnnor hour , when the
men wcro ascending eight at a tlmo
on the cage , a ternblo gas explosion
occurred , filling every entry with
flames of flro which shot out of the shaft. It
cannot bo ascertained to-night Just how many
men are yet In the mine , but at 1 o'clock
ono man had boon taken out dead.
The work of removing the debris an'd clean
ing the shaft has boon going on nil afternoon ,
but it will bo several hours before much can
bo done townr" { entering the mine proper.
A reporter called at the residence of the
superintendent at 11 o'clock and found him
propped up In a chulr with his face and
hands bandaged and scarely able to talk , but
ho made the following statement :
"At Just sovcn minutes after noon , I was
telephoned that nn explosion had occurred at
No. 0. I went out as soon as possible and
fo'und the south cage , on which the men al
ways ascend , stuck In the shaft. I went
down in n tub lowered with ropes and found
, all badly burned and in frenzy. lu fact they
wcro crazy , some shouting and others sing
ing.Vo finally managed to bo hoisted by
means of ropes and pulleys , In n faintjng con
dition , and it was then ascertained thai
the north cage could bo worked. I then
culled , for volunteers' to go down
with mo to sco if any of the poor fellows at
the bottom could bo got out Robert Brick ,
! , George Henry , Charles Smallwood and Nat
Dulohand responded. When wo reached the
tVttom I looked through into the entry nnd
saw o light , and 1 asked who was there nnd
a volco responded , 'Gray , ' and I told him to
put' out his light. I then asked him to
crawl to MO , but ho was so ex
hausted he could not do so , and
I reached through the small aperture
and dragged him on to Cno cago. Just as thi
was done the wind rushed withMho volocitj
pf a cyclone up the entry , putting out nl1 our
lights but ono. This was ( followed by two
loud reports , and a seething flaino of lire
which iJamo with cn deafening roar , com ,
plotoly enveloping un'ond shooting out the
mouth of the shaft 210 feet above our heads
Wo wcro all horribly burned , and though
our tlmo had couio. " The. flames decreased
as suddenly us they had como
and wo had to abandon the
attempt to save others. I yelled to the mon
on top to hoist away and after what scomec
hours wo wcro started up nnd taken out in
safety , though badly burned and greatly ox
Probably all who were In the mine at the
time of the first explosion nro dead. About
eighty-five miners are employed in this mine
They are mostly negroes , who came from
Springfield , 111. , when the mine was opened
less than ono year ago.
The Ex-Mayor After a Congressional
CHICAGO , March 29. ( Special Telegram to
the BEE. ] A movement ia on foot amoug oh
time retainers of cx-Mnyor Carter Harrison
to push thut gentleman for the congrosslonn
nomination as soon as ho returns from his
trip around the world. They ore confldcn
ho will not object and say ho can bo electee
without doubt : They nro afraid he could
uovcr , again bo elected to the mayoruJity
however , und will not inako any move in thu' '
direction , _ _
The Henry Goorgoltcs.
NEW YOKK , March 29. fSpecIal Telegram
tothoBEB.l A Chicago dispatch said yes
tcrday that the advocates of a single tax
Idea , better known as the Henry Georgeltos
had issued their call for a national convcn
tlon in that city July 4. Henry Gcorgo says
"I do not know anything about this convcn
tlon , There was n proposition made some
tlmo ago W. W. Balloy , of Chicago , to call
conference July 4 , if he could got 100 signers
to n call , but I understood it was going to bo
simply fa conference and not u convention
WJien I know about it I muy go to it. Liu
if they propose to nominate a president am
vice president , I um not with them , I an
for Cleveland , frco-trado and no custom
. *
Will BtUIts Monopoly.
OTTAWA , March 25 , Negotiations between
the Dominion government and the Cauadloi :
Pacifio railway company inspecting tbo
surrender by the compaay of Its monopoly ii
Manitoba ancl the northwest territory wcro
practically bought to an end to-day. Itji
stated that thu government will buy back
from the company 7,000,000 ucrrs of loud for
$10,000,00 iu ready cash , and for this the
company agrees to the cancellation of th
monopoly clause. >
HteaiiiHhlp Arrivals.
PLYMOUTH , Murch 29 , [ Special Telegram
to the UCK. ] Arrlvcd-Tho Bohemia , frou
Now York for Hamburg ,
PniLAiuLvitiA , March 9. Arrived Tin
Indiana , fiom Liverpool.
BOSTON , March SO. Arrived The Iowa ,
from Liverpool.
NEW YOIIK , March 20. Arrived The
Italy , from Lirur | ol.
St < ; pl > IJl IJIho I'olluc.
Pcitu , lud. , March S.9 , [ Special Tclesram
to theREi : . ] A brutal thirty-two round prUe
fight between Dan Nccdham , of Minneapolis
and John MeCrackeu , a noted sport of this
pity , was Interrupted by the pollro after mid
night. The slugging was tcrrillc , nnd Mo-
Ciucken is hprrfbiy disfigured and will bo
laid up for two wfccks. Notid sports frou
Chicago. Indiaiiapollj , St. Louis , Oumua and
Wlnucupolia wcro present.
They Are Bt ! lllslns
Seventy-Two Thowsjuid Homeless.
idtyvrloht 18SS by Jamt * nor\jn Mr ne < t.l
UEHLIN , March 29. | No-yTYok Herald
Cable Special fo the B-m. ] The Rhine is
now rj jng rapidly and rcoilo ra evacuating
ho r touscs on the lower oank. The inun
dations yet to corao must bo many as it is
shown the average is four font deep in the
'orest lands nnd rapid thaws nro .Imminent.
Statistics hero to-night show that 73,000
people of nil ages , n.-o absolutely homeless
n the inundated district * along the Vistuln
and that there could be no question of a
ahrvest for the inhabitants of the surround-
ing'dlstricts Oils year. The Paukc , usually
a moro brook falling Into the Spree , Is now
so swollen that this morning It sv , opt away i.
stable nnd workshop and an adjoining hoinc
nad bo evacuated.
The AVoodhull Sisters' Stilt.
[ Copjrfflht85S luJamu Gordon lcnnett.\ \
LONDON , March 29. [ New York Herald
Cable Special to the BEE. ! The extradition
case of the Woodhull sisters was again before
Bow street to-day. They were dressed as
previously described nnd ns seemingly un-
copcerncd , it would appear from the proceed
ings to-day , showing that under the name
Elwcll they had their booty in n safe deposit
company at Liverpool ; that Washington and
New York authorities are being used
by the Gill heirs in furtherance
of their attempt to obtain restoration
rather than public Justice for the people ,
Doubtless Woodnull ought to bo re
turned to Now York for trial nnd pun
ishment , but , nt the same time , extradition
proceedings , as a matter of precedent , ought
not to bo made a lover to help the civil suit ,
now for two years pending by the heirs , Gill
vs Gill. Usually in'oxtraditlon , Has n crime
common to both countries been proved and is
the identity established under n Jurisdictional -
al warrant ? are the solo questions.
But to-day the fight began to compel
the securities to bo brought into court and
impoundCd , which question the magistrate
is considering. < In this country there is no
district attorney and no law and practice
forbidding Barrister Poland , who claims to
represent the American government , accept
ing foes from the GUI heirs. The matter
may finally result in Gill's surrendering the
booty and so obtaining his liberty.
Horrible Ill-Trcatniont of a Snllor on
Board n , British Schooner.
VINYAKD HAVEN , Mass. . , March 29. [ Spec
ial Telegram to the BEE.J John Sllva , a sea'
man who nrrU ed hero on Tuesday last , tells
n harrowing story of his Ill-treatment while
serving as a forecastle hand on board
the British schooner Express , now op
n voyage to the West Indies. The Express
loft Barocoa in February and was blown out
to sea by gales. Sliver states that whllo
weakened by dysentery to an extent that ho
could scarcely get into his bunk , he was
forced on deck nt the ropes end by Captain
Sims , who accused him of shamming , and
was kept at the pumps. Enfeebled by illness
he twice fell unconscious to the deck , and
each time was maltreated by the captain and
thrown Into the forecastle. Unable to bear
his sufferings longer , Silva Jumped over
board. T o chill of the wntor gave him new
life , nnd grasping some drift wood ho drew
himself upon it nnd for two trtays was alone
on the storm swept occitn , when a passing
schooner picked him up.
Paul Boyton's Narrow Escape.
CHICAGO , 111. , March 29. [ Special Tclo-
gram'to the Ben. ] Cnptnln Paul Boyton ,
the noted swimmer , had an experience on
Lake Michigan Tuesday that ho thinks
ho will not forget for some time. During
the winter the captain has been growing
heavy , and to reduce flesh recently had been
taking little turns out in the lake in his rub
ber suit. Tuesday morning at J o'clock ho
left Fullerton nvenuo for n swim to Couth
Chicago and return , and met with ono of the
most thrilling adventures of his life , in
which he battled for hours with a great ice
floe , was carried many miles out into the
lake , stripped of his navigating instruments
and lost for fifteen hours in a cold , bleak
waste of drifting ico. From 7 o'clock in the
morning until midnight tlto captain was with
out food or drink , and the chill of the icy
waters had driven himto the desperate resort
sort of hard work all that time to keep up
the circulation , so ho would .lot chill and
perish. At midnight when ho reached the
crib his vitality was almost gono. Stimulants
wcro administered , und the daring navigator
IS : to bed. The reaction has left him quite
Jake Sharp at Death's Door.
NEW YOKK , March 29 , [ Special Telegram
to the BEE. ] Jacob Sharp may not live to
stand his second trial. Ho lies in a precarious
condition at his home , No. 857 West Twenty
second street. At no tlmo since the wheels
of p'ubllo legal prosecution have been set in
motion against him has ho been nearer
death's door than during the last week.
Satur day , March 10 , Mr. Sharp's physicians
concluded ho was stionR enough to undergo
a trip to Rome , N. Y. The farmhouse wus
cold and uncomfortable ; Mr. Sharp could
not bo removed whllo the road was piled
with snow : no gradually grow worse , und
when the blockade caused by the blizzard
was lifted Mr , Sharp was in a very bad con
dition. Notwithstanding his low condition ,
Mrs. Sharp decided to have him brought
'back to Now York , where ho could rccelvo
the attentions of his skillful Now York
Suit AfrnlnHt the Western UnloK.
New YOIIK , March 20 , i'lio answer of the
Western Union in the case of United States
vstho Western Union telegraph company and
the Union Pacific railroad company 'or col
lection of $12,500 was filed in tho' United
States circuit court to-day. It denies that
the vVcstorn Union was a party to any such
agreement us nlliged in the complaint of the
government , whicn is for the collection ol
tolls for messages transmitted over govern
ment lines.
Tito Deluge in the South. *
BIUMINOHAM , Ala. , March 29. The great
rain-storm continues , and reports from all
parts of the state toll of tremendous floods
nnd great damage. Many bridges Imvo boon
swept away und washouts are repotted on ull
railroads leading into this city. No trains
are moving ,
South Son Tiirhnlonco.
LONDON , March 29. A llorco storm , with
high tides und tidal waves , has caused great
dainago in the north and south Islands of
Now Zealand. The telegraph wires are down
nnd railroad trattlo has been abandoned ou
account of the destruction of roads.
Steamer Ahandoncd.
NANTLTKKT , Mass. , Murch 29. The British
Btearner Canonburpr , reported ashore , has
been abandoned. Her crow of twenty-four
mon were rescued oy a life-saving crow.
One of the crew died later from exposure.
Thu Dt-nth Record.
RIUDING , Pa. , March 29 , General Charles ,
A , fitetson ' , for nearly forty years proprietor
of the Ast'orhousQ , , Now York , died hero last
night from kidney and heart Uoubles , aged
Murder unit Suicide.
CmrAQO , March 29. August Krakow -jnot
nd killed his wife this afternoon and then
suicided. The couple had not been living
together for como time , and 1C is said
Krakow charged his wife with having pot
soncd several of their children and attempt-
.leg to kUUiha.
Frlehtlul Doubio Tragedy In a Ne
braska Farm Houso.
VoutiR lit Oman AVI11 Lose Both *
JSycs aa the Result of a Cha-
ravarl The News Over
the State.
Ills Own Avenger.
, Nob. , March 29. [ Special Tele
gram to the BnK.J Albert.-T. Murrish , a far
mer living four miles cast of hero , yesterday
discovered hie wife In bed with Thomas
Patterson , the hired man , nnd drawing his
revolver began firing nt them. Mrs. Mur
rish was shot through the heart nnd instantly
killed. Patten ) on was fatally wounded. Ho
succeeded in csdiping from iho house , how
ever , nnd was ' .ftonvard found in the road
way by a young man named Layton , who
brought him to town nnd delivered him to
tno sheriff. Murslsh came to town and sur
Mr. Murrish is well known nnd has been su
perintendent of schools in his district several
terras , but has recently boon acting ns trav
eling agent for an Insurance company. Hid
business took Kim away from homo n great
deal. According to his statement , on several
occasions when ho had returned unexpect
edly ho had found Patterson in the house
when ho should have been attending to his
work. This with many other circumstances ,
led him to suspect that his wife
was unfaithful. Yesterday ho started
out on his regular trip , telling her ho would
probably bo absent several days , but by a
circuitous route returned nnd , when his wife
was out , slipped into tho"houso and secreted
himself in nn attic.
In a short time ho dotcctcd two people
talking in the kitchen , nnd presently heard
them enter his Wife's room.
Hurrying from his hiding place ho broke
open the door and found Patterson and his
wife in bed together. On seeing him they
both Jumped out and attempted to escape.
Murrish says ho had ontcrod.tho room with
the intention of ordering them out of the
house , but upon discovering this absolute
proof of their guilt , lost control of himself ,
and drawing his revolver a 33-calibor
weapon began firing.
At the first flro his vfrlfo fell dead , shot
through the heart.
Patterson rushed frantically about the
room in his efforts to escape , whllo Murrish
continued firing until ho had emptied his re
volver. Patterson finally got out of the
room nnd was making his way toward Kear
ney when ho wcs overtaken by young Lay-
ton. Upon being examined it was found that
he had been shot twice , ono bullet passing
through his thigh and the other through his
right lung lodcing in the spino. The doctors
say ho cannot live. Ho denies any criminal
intimacy with Mrs. Murrish.
Late last night the coroner , Dr. G. L.
Humphrey , and a Jury held an inquest over
Mrs. Murrish and returned n verdict to the
effect that she came to her death from a gun
shot fired by her husband with intent to lull.
Crcto Prohibitionists.
CHETB , Neb. , March 29. [ Special to the
BEB. ] The prouibltiomsts of Crete hold a
politico-temperance caucus last night in the
United Brethren church to take into consid
eration the advisability of making an inde
pendent nomination for mayor. The ques
tion hero is license or no license. The bono
of contention was over a resolution that waste
to bo submitted to Mr. Reed who is a candi
date for mayor nnd n temperance man and
tao only real available man that the extreme
prohibitionists have any show of winning
with. The resolution binds tlio candidate ac
cepting their nomination to do all ho can to
wipe out the saloons. Mr. Heed signed his
name to the resolution nut/ accepted their
Mr. Miller , the present mayor , will bo in
all probability rcnominated on Saturday
night intho citl/ens' caucus. Ho has served
the city well during the ono year ho has held
the position. Ho believes in high license.
A Fanners' Co-opcrntivc Society.
NEBRASKA , CITY , Neb , , March29. [ Special
to the BIB. ] Messrs. Henry Puhdo , George
Badding , O. Brlggs , DiedrJoh Missgadis ,
W. C. Lowry and John Lowry , well known
farmers living in the vicinity of Delta , this
county , nro the incorporators of an organiza
tion to bo Icnown as the Planters' Stock com
pany. The capital stock is § 25,000 , divided
into shares of $25 each , nnd no member is al
lowed to hold moro than ten stinres. Only
farmers can bo uicir.bers , The principal
place of business is Delta , nnd the business
of the corporation is to build grain elevators
and to handle nil kinds of grain ; al so , when
the capital stock shall permit , to buy , sell
and handle hogs , cattle , coal , lumber and
general merchandise. The business will bo
conducted by nine directors , and the officers
are to bo n president , vice president , secretary
tary and treasurer. The highest indebted
ness which the corporation may contract is
\V111 Build a Pontoon.
NEBIIASKA CITT , Nob. , "March 29. Special
Telegram to the Bin : . ] Articles of incor
poratlon of the Nebraska City Bridge com
pany wcro signed to-day by J. C. Watson , P.
T Hansom , Paul Schminko , James Reed , C.
W. Seymour , Adolph Holler , U , Stevenson ,
C. II. Van Wyck , William McLennan , E. 'S.
Hawley nnd S , N. Stewart. The company
organized under an old charter , hut if the
war department decides that the charter was
merged into the Chicago , Burlington &
Quincy charter , a new one will bo obtained.
The capital stock is $ 0,000. of which S. N.
Stewart , projector of the pontoon bridge
Rchemo hero , will take half. A pontoon
bndgo is an assured fuct. Work is to begin
in April and bo completed by the inlddlo of
June. _
The News nt Scotia.
SCOTIA , Nsb. , March 29 , ' [ Special to the
Notwithstanding the inclement
weather on Saturday last u largo number of
the republicans of Scotia precinct met at the
court house and organized a republican club.
They elected Judge D , C. Hall , president ;
James 0 , Lowls , vice president ; Treasurer
Wcckes , secretary , nnd J. B. Paddock , editor
cf the Graphic , treasurer.
J , W. Uookwnlter , of SprIngflcld'O. , is the
owner of 0,5-0 acres of line land in G re-cloy
county , nnd 11,200 acres in Yiilloy county , all
in the vicinity of the village of Scotia. His
agent , A. L. Clay pool , , of Springfield , has
been In the village for the last week making
ni rangoments to put ull of the land on the
market to bo sold to actual settlers and at
such prices and terms as will secure its im
mediate occupation and cultivation. This will
greatly benefit the business interests of Sco
Items From Norfolk.
NORFOLK , Neb , , March 29. [ Special to the
linn. ] A. N. Chllds , an attorney , ' brother of
A. P. Childs , of the Wuyno Gazette , died on
Monday of consumption , nnd was taken to
New York for burial on Tuesday. Ho had
recently returned from Santa Anne , Cal. ,
where ho went lust fall iu the hop'q of bcno-
fitting his Itealth.
John Mossbergcr , a teamster , died sud
denly yesterday morning of heart disease.
He had been up and kindled a flro and had
lain down ou Iho bed again , when his . wife
noticed a peculiar expression of'tho eyes and
iu a moment ho wus dead.
The KclgUta Q ( LjiVvr UftYQ VUt a city uud
school board ticket in the field. John Koo-
nlpstcin , the present incumbent , is the can
didate for mayor.
The NCVB at Wahoo.
WAHOO , Nob. , March 29. [ Special to the
BUB. ] The business men's club met In spec
ial session last night nnd took the prelimi
nary steps for the organization of a loan and
building association , arid adjourned till next
Wednesday night foi'tho completion of the
organization. It Is believed that this step
will stimulate the building boom and bo a
great benefit to the city.
Governor Thnycr delivered his pleasing
nnd Instructive lecture on "Iconaclasts" to
an appreciative nudleuco nt the Congrega
tional church Tuesday night.
The city politicians are all busy button
holing every voter nnd trying to "work" him
for their ticlcct. It is safe to predict tha * the
prohibitionists w4ll not control the city's
affairs for the next year.
Filled lUsKycs With Salt.
WATNB , Neb. , March 29. [ Special to the
Bnc.E A party of young men and boys went
to the house of Frank Pcrrln , a. recently
married man , living in Brcnn precinct in this
county , to celebrate the event with a chara-
varl. Porrln had prepared for them by loadIng -
Ing a shot gun with salt and fired it into the
crowd , the entlrq cnnrgo lodging In the face
of Hi Oman , son of n prominent farmer.
Ills face is terribly cut up and the physician
who was summoned to care for him says that
ho will lese the sight of both eyes. Pcrriu
has been arrciftcd and lodged in Jail.
Funeral ot Bldon Tnggart.
AunuiiN , Nob.j March 29. [ Special to the
BEE. ] The remains of Eldon L. Taggart ,
who died at Lcotl , Wichita county , Kansas ,
on the 22d , arrived in this city yesterday af
ternoon , Mr. Tnggart was a former resident
of this city nnd much esteemed. Ho was atone
ono ono time connected with the Auburn
Post. About a year ago ho wont to Kansas
to take a homestead but had an attack of
pncuinouia and died. Ho leaves a wife and
ono child.
Third District Republican Convention
FitEMONT , Neb.t March 29. [ Spccial Tele
gram to the BEE ; ] The republican congres
sional central committco for the Third dis
trict met this afternoon at the Eno betel In
this city with a full attendance from all over
the district. Thd committco decided to hold
but ono convention for selecting delegatos'to
the national convention nnd nominating con
gressmen , Kearney and Norfolk wcro as
pirants for the -location of the convention.
Norfolk won by a'vote of 17 to 12. The date
is Monday , May 14. Almost a unanimous
expression of the _ committee was for the re-
nomination of Do'rsoy.
Brownvillo's Boom.
BnowxviLi-E , l ob. , March 29. [ Special to
the BEE. | The boom nt Brownvlllo still
goes tin. The old steam ferryboat Las been
been sold nnd anew and moro commodious
boat contracted for by B. B. Hoadloy.
The D. O. CraJs farm , within ono milo
west of town , has been sold for $10,003 cash ,
and two other deals of about the saino mag
nitude are pcndng. | Mercantile mon nro
taking advantage of the low rents and are
leasing all the available storerooms in town.
, , A Remarkable Runaway.
Conns. Neb. , March 29.- [ Special Tele
gram to the BEE. } James.-yaughn , residing
eight miles north'of this rtacc\while on the
way to town in company vlChyljis wife and
child , carlossly allowed his Joojiio got caught
in the wheel and * ns violently thrown to the
ground ; The stcstn started on , a run with
Mrs. Vaughn and the child , who were thrown
out and the vehicle torn to pieces. All es
caped without injury.
Alleged Election Frauds.
CUUTIS , Neb. , March 29. [ Special Tele
gram to the BEE.J A grand Jury has boon
called in this county to investigate the elec
tion fraud alleged to have been perpetrated
in the county seat fight bstwcen Stoekvillo
and this place last fall. It is rumored that
son,3 twentyfivo citizens will bo Indicted ,
Nasty But Innocuous.
CoiiTis , Nob. , March 29. [ Special Tole-
grutn to the BEE. ] Mrs. Miles Galland , liv
ing In Stockvllloattomptcd ; suicide by takinp
npintof camphoi and mixing soap .with *
She hud sent her boy liudnum , nnd far
ing to cot that she took this doso. She has
lately had trouble with her husband , who re
fused to live with her.
The Xork Citizens' Ticket.
YOKK , NOD. , March 29. [ Special to the
BEE. ] At the citizens caucus hold at Nobcs
opera house last evening , A. J , Newman was
nominated for mayor und Gcorgo F. Corcoran ,
W. I./ . Morgan nnd George H. Jororao for
councilmen , A strong nnti-liccnso resolution
wus unanimously adopted , thus insuring York
an nnti-licenso government the coming year ,
ns both parties now stand upon the snino
platform , '
The "Republican" Coddemncd.
NnmtASKA CITY , Neb. , March 29. [ Special
to the " BEK. ] At a mooting of Foster assem
bly , Knights of Labor , No. 8,248 , , at this
place , resolutions were passed condemning
the Omaha Republican for articles contained
in its issue of March. 19 derogatory to labor
ing men's interests ,
Schminko Declines the Nomination.
NEUKASKA CITV , Neb. , March 29 , [ Special
Telegram to the BEE. ] Hon. Paul Schminko
to-day declined the nomination of mayor on
the republican ticket thus leaving but ono
moro man on thut ticket and the citizens'
candidates without opposition.
Progress at Ogalalla.
OOAI.AU.A , Neb , , March 27. [ Correspond
ence of the Buu' . ] Articles of Incorporation
of the Lincoln Lund company have Just bcon
filed in the county clerk's ofllco of Keith
county. This company being closely allied
to und composed chiefly of the officials of tha
B. & M. railroad company indicates that
steps are being taken by the company to con
struct a line through this county. Sucli a
line has bcon In contemplation for some time
past , and several preliminary surveys wcro
uiado last year.
A number of strangers Imvo been in town
during the past ) few days muklng invest
ments. A mercantile- company with a capital
of 100,000 , is being organized and oxpccts to
begin the erection of a line brick business
house by May.
A. M. Biuksloy , nn enterprising hotel man ,
bus begun hauling brick for the erection of a
line brick hotel as eoon as the weather will
The Bounty commissioners are having plans
nnd specifications prepared for an 18,000
court house , on which work is to commence
in a very short tlino.
Charles Peterson , one of the pioneer real
estate dealers pf Kolth county , has recently
been appointed agent of the now town of
Bescnmr , located in the oil and coal fields of
central Wyoming about ono hundred miles
west of Douglus , A number of Ogallalu
citizens have recently invested in oil lands in
that locality.
Tlio Scotltt JMaiiilaniuH Caso.
SCOTIA , Nob. , March 27. [ Special to the
BEE , ] The mandamus cuso in the supreme
court of the state , which was set for hearing
to-day , has been continued to the lOtti of
April , ns the referee , Mr , Trcscott , was do-
tuiucd in the cast till there wus not sufficient
time intervening between ills return and to
day in which to complete the taking and ex
tend his notes. He , however , commenced
the taking of the tcbtiuiony ou tha 24th und
completed it on the 27th , the relaters appear
ing for themselves , und Messrs , Bell and
Doyle for the respondents.
Public Debt Reduction.
WASHINGTON , March 29. The estimated
decrease in the public debt for March will
amouiU 19 nearly tlO,000 , < WO , .
Tbo General Superintendent of the
"Q. " Boughly Handled.
Plnlccrton ToiiKhs Put to FllRht
The First Trouble Slnco the
Commencement of the Strike
The Situation.
Tlio First Serious ; Trouble.
CHICAGO , March 29. The first serious
trouble since the inauguration ot the Bur
lington switchmen's ' strike , occurred this
afternoon about 5 o'clock at Klnzio street
and Western avenue. A Burlington switch
engine nnd crow attempted to transfer some
freight cars to the Northwestern tracks , a
crowd of switchmen of other roads , together
with a miscellaneous mob of roughs standing
about nnd Jeering the now mon. When the
train reached Western avenue , the switch
was thrown by some ono and a number of
cars were ditched. Tlio mob then drove the
fireman , engineer nnd now switchmen away ,
using them roughly. Six or eight Pinkerton
mon -wore on the train nnd attempted to
repel the attack , but wore quickly disarmed ,
and took to their heels to escape-tho mob.
General Supcrlntcndnnt Bcsslor , of the Bur
lington road , who was on the train , was
soon recognized by the mob and sot upon.
Ho was badly used up , having both eyes
blacked and being badly bruised , but finally
made his escape into the switch house.
Thirty policemen were then brought to the
scene nud the mob quickly dispersed. Will
iam Quirk , a Milwaukee & St. Paul switch
man , was arrested. The crowd followed him
to the West Madison street station , and
offered any amount of bail for his release.
The police' refused , however , and locked him
up. The Milwaukee & St. Paul switchmen
then , in n rage , decided to quit work und im
mediately deserted their trains , The whole
yard force of switchmen , engineers nnd fire
men , 227 in all , stopped , leaving twenty-eight
engines standing on the track. It is rumored
that tlio brakcinon of the satno road will go
out to-ulght.
An , evening paper assorts that at a
mooting of the engineers , firemen and-
switchmen this afternoon representatives
from all the roads resolved that a general
boycott should bo declared against Burlington
freight on all lines. The sentiment expressed
was that the Burlington road had gene too
far. There was no reason why tlio demand
of the engineers should not have been com
plied with.
The Burlington road put forty now switch
men at work to-day , and are gradually rais-
ing.tho blockade In the yards. No freight
has yet been offered other roads , except to
the Stock Yards Transit company , the man
ager of which this afternoon notified the
Burlington that ho was unable to do anything
With "Q" cars because the company's switch
men would not touch them. The truth of the
rumored boycott on other roads remains to
bo seen. The various roads In the city have
an enormous number of cars consigned to the
Burlington road on their tracks-and must
got rid of them soon to avoid a blockade.
The strike of the St. Paul mon came to nn
end as quickly as it had begun. At 8:30 p m.
two officials of the St. Paul company suc
ceeded in having Quirk released on bail. Ho
wont at once to where the strikers were in
session , and wai greeted with enthusiasm.
His prcsenc6 put the men in good humor , ' and
it was speedily resolved that a resumption of
work was tno proper course to pursue. By
0 p. m. tbo mon wcro again at their posts ,
nnd everything on the St. Paul was moving
nlonp as smoothly as though nothing unto
ward had happened.
Tiio arrival of some Reading men to-night
from Pittsburg nearly resulted in another
strike. Twenty Pinkerton men werd ordered
to go to Valparaiso nnd escort them in.
When the Pinkcrtons boarded the Ft. Wuyno
tiain , the engineer said ho would not pjull out
whllo they remained in the cars. Much ex
citement ensued , but the engineer finally
agreed to take out ? the train after each of the
Piukertous ln\d paid individually full faro.
Arthur Snya it is False.
CHICAGO , March 29. Eighty-five switch
men from' Reading and Now York districts
irrivcd last night. They will bo set to work
'to-day in the places of the strikers of the
Burlington road , Oho of them said there
wcro 150 moro ready to como whenever sum
The Burlington company received information
mation this morning that fifty of their switch
men at Crcston , la. , quit work. Tlieir places
are reported filled by conductors and brake-
In regard to the allegations that the radical
clement in the brotherhood was chafing
under the conservative measures adopted by
their chief , und tha statement that lie con
templated simultaneous retirement from the
strike with the Burlington and from his office
ns head of the organization , Mr. Arthur said :
"Tho statement that the Burlington strikers
have cut away from their leaders and their
grievance committees is a base falsehood.
There is not a word of truth in it. The
grievance committees yesterday unanim
ously endorsed the action of the grand
chief all the wuy through. If it Is true that
committees were appointed by the radicals
and that they have visited every road run
ning into Chicago as reported , and obtained
pledges from ull switchmen nnd switch en
gineers that under no circumstance will they
move n Burlington car , It has been done un
beknown to mo. I don't believe the mem
bers of the brotherhoods will do anything
contrary to the laws of the organization or
not endorsed by mo. "
The Situation in PliUtsmoutli.
PI.ATTSSIOUTII , March 29. [ Special to the
BEE. ] The strike of the switchmen in this
city called off about twenty-five men , their
places being partially filled with compara
tively green hands who live In town. Mem
bers of the strikers say that they were prom
ised "Chicago pay" after April 1 , but would
not work whllo the company continued to
employ "incompetent" engineers. Before
the strike It was an easy matter for the old
force to Handle ull the incoming and out
going freight , nnd to keep tha yards compar
atively clear of curs ; but under the oxisiting
circumstances , the present force has a hard
time to keep the yards clear and make up
trains. None of the now force have been
injured , n rumor to the effect that u newman
man hud been killed being groundless.
Nothing but quietness reigns among the
striking engineers and firemen , except that
they uro ull secretly rejoicing over the pres
ent strike inaugurated by the switchmen ,
Moro Scaha Coining ,
PiTTSiiuito , March 20. Another party of
conductors uud brnkomcn from the Reading
system , some 150 in all , passed through this
city this morning on route to Chicago , to
enter the employ of the Burlington road ,
They were Knights of Labor nnd said they
were determined to go to woik on the "Q , "
no mutter what ardors the general cxccutivo
board might issue to the contrary.
GutThco to the Nunneries.
TouosTO , Out. , March 29. fSpeclal Tele
gram to the BKE. ] Justin Fulton , of Brook
lyn , N. Y. , Who hus been lecturing hero for
the lust few days , made nn attack oh'Romish
convents , charging priests with immorality
and that the nuns wcro kept on the condition
ofalavery. To-day Archbishop Lynch ad
dressed a letter to the mayor inviting him ,
with a deputation of four Aldermen , to visit
the convents and iutcrroguto the nuns as
they pleased. _ .
High Ijioent.0 Bill Passed.
ALIUNV , N , Y. , Murch 29 : The assembly
to-day passed the Crosby high licpnao bill by
a yoto of GO' to Gl , almost on strict party
lines , the republicans for and the democrat *
It now goes to Uie seuatc. .
Funeral Services Over the Homalnn
of Chief Justice AValtc.
TOLEDO , O. , March 29. The special train
bearing the remains of Chief Justice Waite
rolled into the Pennsylvania depot , nnd the
funeral party alighted. The casket contain
ing the body was at once removed to the
hearse , and the funeral cortege moved up
Summit street in the following orders Squad
of police , Toledo Bar association , city coun
cil , mayor and other city officials , body , with
guard of honor composed of Toledo cadets ;
Justices of the supreme court. In carriages ;
senatorial nnd house committees , nnd cltl-
rcns on foot nnd in carriages. The remains
were taken to the residence of Richard
Walto , brother of the deceased , to cnablo
Mrs. Walto and other members of the fam
ily to obtain n private view.
The city is thronged with stranpcrs , and
business Is entirely suspended. Flags nro
floating nt half-mast , and emblems of mourn
ing nro displayed everywhere.
A special train bearing Governor Forakor
nnd wife , with the governor's staff nnd about
forty members of the legislature , arrived at
the Pennsylvania depot tilts morning. As
the funeral procession moved from the depot
the street was lined with thousands of pco
The casket which had been placed In the
parlor was surrounded with palms nnd
flowers. Ou the top of the cofiln wasn hand-
seine wreath of roses , lilies aud rare exotics.
The remains wcro viewed by Mrs. Walto
and at 12:80 : wcro removed to the guild room
of Trinity church , nnd shortly after the doors
wcro opened to the enormous throng.
At 3:45 : the aoors wore closed , nud many
thousands wcro disappointed nt not being
able to obtain a view of the remains. The
casket was then closed und removed to the
chancel of the church adjoining. Tlio chancel ,
pulpit and stalls for the choristers wcro
heavily draped in black. The lectern bore n
magnificent wreath of lilies sent from Wash
ington , On the pulpit reposed a fragrant
bed of Bermuda lilies. At the left of the
pulpit was n bank of flowers with the words ,
"Final do Ceo , " which was sent by the sur
viving members of the supreme court. The
Walto family pow was beautifully decorated
with calla lilies and draped in black.
The services In the church consisted of the
regular funeral services of the Episcopal
church. The musio was rendered by a well
trained male choir attired in white surplices.
At the conclusion of the regular services
Rov. H. B , Wnllbridgo delivered an impres
sive address. After this the remains wcro
placed in a hcarso and the procession formed
and wended its silent way to Forest ceme
tery. The attendance was very largo and
the streets were packed.
At the cemetery there wcro no ceremonies
save n short prayer nnd the closing portion
of the Episcopal ritual. The casket was
then placed in the vault and the procession
returned to the city.
Mrs. Walto has borne up under the severe
strain of the day bolter than was anticipated
by her children and friends.
Extracts From the Majority Report of
the Committco. *
LOUISVILLE , Ky. , March 29. The Courier-
Journal's Washington special gives long extracts -
tracts from the majority report of the com
mittco on ways and means on the tariff bill.
It says there are only two ways to prevent excessive -
cessivo accumulation in the treasury reduce
taxation or raise the expenditures. There
is but ono safe course reduction of taxa
tion to the necessary requirements of
government. In the progressive growtn of
our manufactures wo have reached a point
where the capacity to produce is in excess of
the requirements of homo consumption. As
a consequence , many mills are closed and
many running on short timo. Prohibitory
tariffs surround the country with lines of in
vestment and prevent relief from with
out , while trusts , combinations and
pools plunder the people within. What
is the remedy for this wrong ?
Moro extended markets for the sale of our
product and constant nmt nctlvo competition
in business. With the markets of the world
open to us , our manufacturers may run their
mills on full time , give constant employment
to laborers , create an active aud constant
demand for the raw materials required
in manufacturing , which will stim
ulate , promote und reward the wool
grower aud producer of cottou , hemp , flax ,
hides , ores and other materials. In starting
out this policy , wo have tiansferred many
articles from the dutiable to the frco list.
The revenues now received on thcso articles
amount to $22,189,505. Three-fourths of this
amount Is collected on articles that
enter into manufactures , of which wool
and tin plates are the most important. The
repeal of all duties on wool enables us to
reduce the duties ou manufactures of wools
$13,332,211.05. There is no greater need for
duty on wool than for duty on any other raw
material. Wo have put wool on tlio frco list
to enable the manufacturer to obtain foreign
wools cheaper , make his goods cheaper and
successfully compete with the foreign man
ufacturer. Wo say to the laborer , wo Imvo
put wool on the frco list
RO that It may bo imported and ho may bo
bo employed to make goods that are now
made by foreign labor and imported into tlio
United States ; thut the consumer may have
woolen goods cheaper ; to the wool grower
that wo put it on the frco list to enable the
manufacturer to import foreign wool to mix
with his and thus enlarge his market aud
quicken the demand for the consumption of
homo wool , while it lightens the burden of
the taxpayer.
On sugar the report says : "Wo have re
duced the revenue received from sugar about
20 per cent The rate of nil sugar above No.
Ig is reduced so that foreign refined sugars
map bo Imported to prevent high prices nnd
protect the consumer against combinations.
The bill , the report bays , provides for the ro-
ncal of all restrictions on the Bale of tobacco
by the producer and the repeal of all taxes ou
tobacccoj except cigars , cigareots uuti
The Flro Record.
AUIIOHA , 111. , March 20. A flro started In
the Chicago , Burlington & Quincy shops to
night and the building was nearly destroyed ,
Hulf of the building had been fitted up for a
hotel for the now engineers and firemen and
over a hundred of thcso had to in alto their
escape with very llttlo clothing.
CIIIUAGO , March 29. The five story buildIng -
Ing at Peorla und Lake streets , occupied by
Davis & Rnnkin , creamery supplies , und the
Zimrncrmun refrigerator factory , burned to
night. Loss ? 115,0H ( ) ,
LOWELL , Mass. , March 29. The Coburn
shuttle company's ' mill burned to-night.
Losst200,000 ; partially insured.
No Comment Necessary.
NuwYoiiif , March 29. Recorder Smyth ,
in the court of general sessions to-day , made
publio a letter ho hud received , marked ,
"Personal. " Tlio letter said when a de
cision favorable to Jay Gould is rendered
1259,000 In 1,000 bills would bo loft at tlio
recorder's resilience. Thcro
was no signa
ture to the letter , The recorder said he had
no comments to make and that iiuno sceinud
necessary ,
Rapid City HcipublloanH.
RAPID CmD.ik. , . , March 29. [ Special
Telegram to the BKU. ] The republican city
convention to-day nominated u full ticket ,
with David H. Clark for mayor ut the tmad ,
Clark Is an anti-prohibition ! st. The election
occurs Monday , The democrats have not
j ct named their ticket ,
AVcnthcr Indications.
For Nebraska and Iowa ; Light to fresh ,
variable winds , warmer , fair weather.
For Eastern and Southeastern Dakota :
Ruin or enow , followed by colder , fair
weather , light to fresh northerly winds , be
coming variable.
By the Funncis' /Vlllanco.
ST , PAUL , Minn. , March 29. Tlio State
Farmers' ulllanco this afternoon endorsee.
Albert Schcffer , a banker of St. Paul , us a
candtduto for governor. Lo having declared
his acceptance of the ulUaa
The Congressional Investigation
Brought to a Suddou End.
McSlinno Secures nn Al lltlonnl Ap
proprlation For Handling Oiimh *
Mall Senator Paddock' *
A Sudden Termination.
WASHINOTON. D. C. , March 89.J
It was a field uay for the Junior senator
from Nebraska. In the senate this morning
Senator Paddock's bill to amend the rcRiila *
tlons relating to final proof in land ontrloa
came up for consideration nnd was passed.
In his remarks on the bill Senator Paddock
explained that the measure was introduced
In response to n general demand from west
ern settlers that the present stringent rcgui
latlons might bo so amended that in case oi
unavoidable accidents or delays , which pre
vented ontrymon from reaching the land
offices In tlmo to make final proof on the day
specified , they might bo permitted a short
additional tlmo without the extra cost of novf
advertising and n now Journeying to the place
where proof was to bo made. .Senator Pad
dock said that both the secretary of the la *
terior and the commissioner of the genera }
land office had approved the bill.
Mr. Spooncr's bill for the relief of pur
chasers of swamp and overflowed lands , und
to reimburse and indemnify certain states ,
which was reported in February by Sena *
tor Paddock with several amendments ,
was also put upon its passage.
The principal amendment of Sen *
ator Paddock was In section 0 , which extended >
tended the provisions of the act to states ad
mitted into the Union slnco 1809 , including
Nebraska. It is stated by parties who have
been Investigating the matter , that Nebraska
has at least 100,000 acres , which , coming
under this provision , will bo credited to hoc
at the rate of $1.25 per aero. .
Eight pension bills also reported by Sena
tor Paddock from tbo committco on pensions ,
wcro also passed by the senate.
The secretary of the Interior to-day ren
dered some decision ? ! ! Nebraska laud cases
In the case of Thomas Coono vs Dexter Leoto ,
involving a homestead entry in tbo northeast
quarter of section 4 , township 9 , north ranga
10 west , in the Grand Island district , the sec
retary states that the applicant has clearly
failed to comply with the requirements of the
homestead law , and that his conduct ns shown ,
oy the evidence does not manifest an honest
effort to comply with the law , and the decis
ion of the land commissioner holding the.
entry for cancellation is nfilracd. In the } 'I
preemption entry case of John E. Franklin , S
wherein the commissioner rejected his finaj 'j
proof , and refused a reconsideration upon the
motion of the complainant , the casa Involv
ing the northwest quarter comer or section
81 , township 81 , rungo 4 west , Niobrarn land
( Jlairict , the decision of the commissioner ij
tevcrsed und the secretary orders thut office *
to direct the locnl land officer to accept the
proof of Franklin and allow him to make pay" *
mcnt nnd entry thereunder. Franklin
claimed that ono of the local ofllcors decide" '
against him 011 political grounds.
Representative McShano to-day secured an
allowance of ? y,000 for additional clerks ia
the Omaha postofllco , to bo expended during
the balance of the present year. Mr. Mc
Shane thinks ho will get nn allowance for ad
ditional clerk hire at the South Omaha post-
Mrs. Ada M. UiUonbcndcr's address to thfl
woman's international council last night on
the subject of "The Women as Lawyers , "
attracted close attention nnd wus the topic oi ,
comment at tlio meeting to-day. The Nej
bruska woman bald during the course of lieri
remarks : "Arabella A. Mansfield , of 1111 }
nois. was iho first women ever admitted to
the bar. Since then 100 women have been so
admitted. They have literally fought thcln
way to the bar. Women liuyo lectured be *
fore law schools ; have written law papers
and Imvo written several law books. Cath
urine 13 , Wnito edits the Law Record of ChU
cage , which she established in 18SO. This 1
but ono caso. They nro going all through !
the branches of the profession. They )
elevate the standards of the court room , but
wo want another most important step. Wet
want mixed Juries. They have been tried witn
success in Wyoming and Washington terrl ?
"In England women began the study o ,
law earlier than in Amurini , but they ur <
hampered there by the system of udmlssio :
to the courts. English women have produce
a few law books. There Is n famous woma :
legal writer in Italy who now holds a cliu ,
in the university of Bologno. Wo are puih *
ing our cause , however , and In tlmo will hava
no obstacle in sex to reaching Iho highest !
pinnacle of the profession. "
The house committco on agriculture thU
morning brought to an abrupt loriniftation
its investigation Into the manufacture oj
lard. There have boon hundreds of tele
grams received from pork packers und hop
raisers throughout the country during tht
past three or four days , begging the commit *
tee to stop the invcstlgalkm , us the state- * ' '
menu being made would ruin the American ' !
products. The committco announced , aftei
Its meeting to-day , that there would bo n (
moro hearings granted and that the
question wus indefinitely postponed. II
It is understood that never will bo a report
port to tux refined lard. Roflni'd lard has
won a victory and priino steam lard gets a
black oyo.
The Investigation has been unfortunate fo
the hog industry and especially the Anierit
can porlc puckers as thcso Htutamonts hav <
been cabled to all parts of Europe and ' wll
bo used to prejudice ) tlio American hog am
ItH products In foreign markets , Much crcdi
is given Representative Laird , who is iv incm
her of tlio committee on agriculture , for tin
fight ha has made for ling produccis. He
buys his constituents nro much interested it
hog raising and that ho cannot HCO their in
dUHtry stricken down , thut the fight bctwcei
priino btcam and refined lard manufacturer :
may bo maintained and the Htrlfo between
rivals in business kept up. Thu hog raiser ;
mo acknowledging the fight ho has made fo :
them by Bonding him their congratulation ,
by tclojiruph and mull. j
"nineWOOL on XOTIIINO , " < _
This afternoon 1 asked Koprescntatlvd
Bynum , n democratic member of tlio commit * i
teu on ways und meant * , whut ho know about/ / J
the report that certain of the majority mcrui j | .
burs of the committco wcro mailing ever s
turcs to tlio Ohio deinociutio members on th - . jf
wool schedule , thut they were offering tOJ Jj
abandon the position talten In the bill toumkej > !
wool absolutely free , if the bill received tha j
full support of the democrats in the Ohio ; *
delegation. r
"Nothing wlmtovci , " iepllcd Mr , Bynum'S '
' Them can bo nothing in it. No member oj " *
the majority of the coininlttco would enter * |
tain hUt'h an Idea , much less make it to nny
body. A bill without frco wool would not bd
u tariff reform mcasuio nt ull. Under ncf
conditions or circumstances would wo ubaiu ;
don our position fcrtfrco wool , It was tha ;
first thing wo ugrcod upon nnd wo did if 7 ,
unanimously. Wo would rather full with frca "
wpol thuu succeed with any bill no"
having fieo wool. Wo expect mom of tUi
Ohio democrats to vote against frco wool iu
committee of the whole on the ututo of tha
union but to suppoi t it when the question of
passage of the bill in its entirety IB pron
sciiteu , It will bo a sufficient exercise oc
duty to their constituents to work again at/ /
free wool while the bill is being coufalilercd
by sections but they'\voula not bo Justified 13