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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE
3BTENTEBNTH YEAR. OMAHA , SATURDAY OENINa MARCH 31 , 1888. NUMBJEK 28
Broken In Honlth Ho Foola the Need
WHO WILL BE HIS SUCCESSOR ?
Ocncrnl Crook Favorably Named
Mnndcrson'H ' Bill For State Sol-
dlcre' Homes The trogan and
Blatr Tension Measures.
The Retirement of General Terry.
WASHINGTON BUIIBAU TIIBO'MAIIA. Br.E , 1
513 FOtmTKKNTllSTUBET , V
WASHINGTON. D. O. . March 00. |
This morning's Washington Post con-
flrras the Bun's statement regarding the
Impending retirement of General Terry by
the following :
"Mnjor Genernl Alfred II. Terry has writ
ten a pursonol letter to the secretary of war ,
unylng ho la In bad health , and requesting to
boonlered before nn army retiring board.
It is known that General Terry has been un
well for some time and has been contem
plating molting this request. He Is now In
command of the division of the Missouri ,
with headquarters In Chicago. Ho suo-
cccdcd General Schoflcld , who was assigned
to the division of the Atlantic when General
Hancock died. General Terry was ap
pointed n colonel in the regular army at the
conclusion of the war , having achieved dis
tinction nnd the rank of major general in the
volunteer army. Ho was chairman of the
board of review appointed by President
Hayes in the case of General Fitz John Porter
ter , and reported In favor of that officer. "
General Terry's request will without doubt
bo granted. Said an army ofllccr this mornIng -
Ing ! "If Terry had not insisted upon'push-
Ing his application ho could readily have been
retained upon sick leave on full piiy until his
tlmo for retirement on account of ago , but
ho wants to leave active service. Ho is a
very sick man and desires to bo relieved of
nil responsibility during the few remaining
years ho has to llvo. The retirement of Gcn
crnl Terry will reopen the old fight for' ad
vancement , both among the brigadiers for
major generalship and among the colonels
lor the promotion to brigadier general. The
contest for General Terry's position will bo
practically narrowed down to Generals Crook
nnil Miles. General Crook is the senior
brigadier , nnd is now in command of the de
partment of the Platte , with headquarters at
Omaha. General Miles is in command of the
department of Arizona. The friends of Gen
eral Crook will urge his claims strongly on
the ground of seniority nnd long and cfll-
cicnt sorvico. The friends of General Miles
v claim for him the honor of the successful ter-
miuiitlon of the Gcronimo campaign , whcro
General Crook had failed because ho obeyed
the 01 dors of the war department. "
General Terry is now on sick leave > nd is
sojourning in Florida. His leave of absence
will shortly expire but his condition will not
warrant his resuming active duty. His
present leave may bo extended for four or
nix months but it seems to bo settled that
ho will not again enfor upon the active duty
of his rank. Under the law an ofllcor who
lias served consecutively for thirty years
maji , upon his own application , with the ap
proval of the president , bo placed on the
retired list. General Terry entered the mili
tary Borvlco in May , 1601 , and not l/aving /
served thirty years cannot ho retired under
that provision of law. Ho may , however , if
found incapnclatcd for nctivo service by a
board of olllcers constituted for that purpose ,
bo retired for physical disability and this
coin-so is likely to bo pursued in his c.iso.
General Terry will bo sixty-ono years of ago
in November next.
Ho entered the service as colonel of the
Seventh Connecticut infantry and served
throughout the late war with marked dis
tinction , attaining the grade of major gen
eral. At the close of the war ho was ap
pointed brigadier general In the general
army and two years ago was promoted to the
grade of general , succeeding to the vacancy
caused by the death of General Hancock.
The retirement of General Terry would
cause an active contest for the vacancy thus
created between the friends of Generals
Crook and Miles. The former Is the senior
brigadier general nnd his claim on account of
seniority is supplemented by distinguished
nnd cfllclcnt services during the war of the
rebellion and in Indian campaigns since ,
General Miles has also n brilliant military
record. Ho stands next to Crook on the lineal
list and the youngest brigadier general in the
line of the army. Ho is i elated by marriage
wljh the Shermans and Camcrons and will
liavo strong social and political backing for
promotion to the ilrst vacancy. General
Crook was a classmate of Gcnuriil Sheridan
nt West Point , nnd it is believed will have
the support ot that ofllccr. Miles entered
the army from civil Ufa In 1S01 ns captain of
the Twenty-second Massachusetts Infantry ,
and with the close of the war was appointed
colonel in the regular army.
A ri.AQHANT DICCACII OP FAITH.
There Is very general and great in
dignation of a Dart of the commlt-
tco on ways nnd means over the prema
ture publication this meriting of the majority
report on the Mills taiiZ bill. Chairman
Mills says it is an outrage , because it is a
breach of confidence , and that ho intends to
hold somebody responsible for it. The re
port got to the press through the private sec
retary of Speaker Carlisle , who is corre
spondent of the Louisville Courier-Journal.
A republican member of the committee re
fers to the breach of trust as being as fla
grant and reprehensible ns would bo the sale
of the president's message by the secretary
of the treasury or public printer. A majority
of the committee denounce the publication
principally bocnuso they had enjoined the
strictest scoi esy upon the republican mem
bers' when the latter wcro secretly permitted
to take copies on Wednesday evening to.bo .
usedns reference in the compilation of the
minority report. Now the document Is made
public through a democrat , and is .given but
u restricted circulation In a garbled form ,
The publication is going to rmiko trouble for
the correspondent who broke faith.
MANDEIIKON ON 8TATB fcl/l.DIKHS' IIOJ1KS.
Senator Mandcrson'H report from the com
mittee on military affairs , recommending the
passage of the bill providing tlmu the federal
government shall pay to state soldiers' homes
$100 n year for every disabled soldier or
BiiUor , and widow ' " ' orphan , who may bo
admitted and caicd for In such homo , is re
garded us ono of the strongest arguments
that could bo made for the passage of tha
measure. The crowded condition of the
Mitlonal hones and the amelioration afforded
by state homes to tlioso who served for the
union In the rebellion and who tire disabled
is made especially strong by Senator Man-
demon's report. Ho shows the necessity of
the federal government assisting the states
in the construction of now homes or the en
largement and maintenance of homes already
in existence so ns to support u larger
number of veterans , since the national
homes arc ovorllowing , ami observes that , in
110 proper sense , can the responsibility fur the
- entire care of the veterans of this war bo cast
upon the states when the local burden always
includes a liberal item of taxation for the
support of thu indents usually found in
every community. The euro and supjwrt of
the indigent and disabled soldier is ebsentl-
ttnlly a federal obligation ho. says , and it Is
neither wise , lust nor patriotic for the nation
by delay or otherwise , to cvndo it.
A tabular statement is submitted , showing
that the number of veterans tn charitable In-
stitutlons. because of their iiovorty , on Octo
ber 15 last , was SS.OM. Of these in Nebraska
there were sixteen veterans and ono depend
ent , in lowaiSJO veterans and 110 dependents.
Senator Muudorson has received the follow
ing letter , which ho makes a part of late 10-
STATE or NEn.usiu , )
ES.-KCOTIVE Dl-I'AUTMENT , ) -
LJNCOLK. N sb. . March T , IsbS. |
Your favor of tha fti Inst , enclosing a copy
of a bill to provide aid for statu homo
for the support of disabled soldiers , s.ul-
r , etc. , has bvcu received , lu reply to
your Inquiries I have the honor to stnto that
the legislature of thlsMatoono year ago
enacted a law providing for the establish
ment of n soldiers' ' homo at Grand Island ,
Neb. The main building Is now nearly
completed , but no ono 1ml yet been received
into It , When completed the Inmates arc to
bo supported by appropriatons from the
state. The act provides for receiving
nto the institution all soldiers and sailors
, vho have become disabled by reason of
inch sorvico. in the late war-of the rebellion ,
ild ago or other causes , from earning a llvo-
Ihood and who would bo dependent upon
mblio and prlvato charily , and also the
ivlves of such soldiers and sailors
jind their children under the ago of
fifteen years and the widows nnd
children under .ho n < > of fifteen years of
soldiers , sailors and mariners who died within
.ho service of the United States or who wcro
lonorably discharged from such scrvico nnd
ivho have since died , etc , The act establish-
.ng this homo contemplates the erection of
cottages , each on a lot of two and one-half
acres , no that the vntorans who nro able may
do n little in tbo way of cultivation. The act
creating the homo was approved March 4 ,
I Imvo no suggestions to make in reference
to the bill except to call attention to the
word "disabled. " I trust that that word , ns
used in this act , docs not refer nlono to sol
diers disabled by wound * , but to such also as
nro disabled by reason of service in the war
of the rebellion , or by old ago and other
causes , from earning a livelihood. I most
heartily endorse this measure and trust that
In the Interest of Justice this will become a
low. Very truly yours ,
( Signed. ) JOHN M. TiiATEn.
Hon. C. F. Mandorson , United States Sen
ator , Washington , D. C.
AN IOWAN'8 MIMTAHV ItKCOUD COItnnCTBD.
By direction of the secretary of war. under
the act approved Juno 8 , 1884 , and the act
amendatory thereof , as approved February
8.1887 , and to complete the record , the dis
charge of First Sergeant Nicholas C. Mes
senger , Company I , Twenty-second Iowa in
fantry volunteers , May 10.1804 , is amended
to take effect May 23,1803. Ho is mustered
into scrvico as third lieutenant , same com
pany and regiment , to date of May 23 , 1803.
His muster into scrvico as first lieutenant of
the same company nnd regiment. May 11 ,
1804 , is amended to take effect October 80.
1803. and ho is mustered for pay in said
grades during the periods embraced between
the aforesaid dates.
CLEVELAND DICTATING FI10.M THE THKONB.
The announcement made at the white
house a few days ago through Prlvato Secretary -
rotary Lament that President Cleveland
was not interfering with or making sugges
tions about the vice presidential candidate ,
and that ho had expressed no preference In
that direction is untrue. It may bo that
Colonel Lnmont .Is Ignorant of what is going
on , but I have indisputable ovldenco that
President Cleveland has stated , during the
past month , to nt least two democratic mem
bers of congress that ho preferred Governor
Gray , of Indiana , nnd that ho hoped the
democrats of that state would give Gray n
solid support in the St. Louis convention.
There can be no doubt about this. I have the
Information from two sources verbally , nnd n
third source In the president's own band
writing. If Governor Gray is nominated for
tno second place on the ticket with President
Cleveland it will raise a largo dlsturbanco in
the democratic ranks in Indiana , unless some
thing is done to passify the feelings enter
tained by the old line democrats against
Gray. This condition of affairs the president
la familiar with , and ho has been informed
that ho must do something to quIctcx-Senator
McDonald , Senator Voorhcs , Colonel Dyck
Bright , and other prominent old line demo
crats now in this city , or they will openly
Uulfo Gray nnd the administration during the
campaign. I understand that the price of their
reconciliation is ttio appointment of cx-Scn-
ntorMcDonald to the vacancy an thesuprcmo
bench caused by the dc.ith of Chief Justice
Wnito : that the friends of ex-Senator Mc
Donald do not ask that lie be appointed to the
chief justiceship , but that ho bo given a place
on the bench in ono capacity or tho. other.
The president , I am informed , docs not take
kindly to the matter , and if ho is persuaded
to make the appointment ho will have to un
dergo a wldo cimngo of mind. Ho regards
ox-Senator McDonald , personally , very
highly , but ho considers him to old for the
position , forgetting that McDonald is moro
vigorous than Laniar , who wan but recently
taken from the interior department , whcro
ho was too ancient for active duty , and placed
on the bench.
PENSIONING MRS. LOOAN AND MHS. I1LA1II.
The house to-day passed the scnato bills
placing on the pension rolls at $2,000 a year
each , the widows of the late Generals John
A. Logan , of Illinois , and Frank P. Blair , of
Missouri. The vote on the first bill was 154
to 95 and on the latter 148 to 01. The bulk of
the votes against tbo bills were from the
south , although many northern democrats
opposed them. Only two republicans voted
"no , " They were Cheadlo of Indiana , and
Flood of Now York. Cheadlo was a prlvato
in Iho union army and voted against the bills
on general princiulcs. He docs not bcllcvo
that the widows of commissioned olllcers are
entitled to uny mote pension than those of
privates ' , who encountered equal hardships
and'dangers and whoso lives wcro as sweet
to themselves and precious to their families
as of those in command. This was the ground
of opposition of most of tha opponents of the
bills. There was some- confed
erate outcropplngs in the many
speeches delivered in opposition to the meas
ure , especially while Bourke Cochran of New-
York , was speaking in advocacy of the
Logan bill. When he intimated broadly that
had the war terminated to the contrary of
what it did there was a probability that
tlioso who fonght for the union would not
have been so generously received by the vic
tors as was true the way it terminated , the
canfedorates sprang to their foot In nngor
and entered protests. All of the Illinois
members voted for the .Logan bill and all of
the Missouri members for tbo Blair bill , ex
cepting Hatch and Burns. The votes on the
two bills wcro in detail almost Identical , the
decrease in the vote on the Blair bill when
compared to that on the Logan hill being duo
to members leaving tbo house after the pass
age of the Logan bill , All of the Nebraska
and Iowa members voted for both bills , the
Logan bill having been introduced in tbo
house by Mr. McShunc.
TO UUMI1UK3B NEWTON.
Senator Mundcrson will to-morrow intro
duce a bill for the relief of Charles B , Newton -
ton , of Omaha. This is a peculiar case. The
young man for whom relief was asked was
arrested nt Indianapolis lust fall charged
with having deserted from the United States
urniy. Ho was confined in prison for sev
eral days and was shackled with a ball and
chain. Ho proved conclusively that ho was
never In the United States army , anil that it
was u ease of mistaken Identity. Ho was put
to a good deal of trouble and expense , and
the bill proposes to reimburse him to the ox-
tcutof $1,000. ,
ran THE IICMF.F'OF SUMMKHVILLE.
Representative Dorsoy to-day llled before
the house committee on postolllccs nnd post
roads ullldavits to sup | > ort the claims of
George Suinincrvlllo of Nebraska , the mail
carrier whoso foot were frozen while in the
discharge of Ills duties. Mr. Dorsoy believes
the claim will bo allowed.
OAI'TAIN LIKI ! anT3 TUEI1K.
The seiuito has passed the bill restoring to
the rolls of the army and placing on the re
tired list , Captain H , Licb of Nebraska.
ANOTIIKIl SUI'HEMU IIIJXCH CANDIDATE.
Judge Pcckham. of the Nuw York statu su-
prcmo court will , it is stated upon good au
thority , bo appointed chief Justice. Peck-
ham was elected in IbSS , and Is n warm per-
feoual friend of President Cleveland.
PCltltV S. IlL'ATII ,
WASHIXGTON , March SO , The house com
mittee on invalid pensions to lay appointed n
sub-v-omiiilttro to take under consideration
and 1-oport on tbo various bills now before
congress looking to tlio icpeal of limitation
clauses. Tlio commissioner of pensions inti
mates that it will take between $200,000,000
nnd $300,000,000 to pay all claims for arrears
of pensions should the limitation clause bo
Thu Deficiency BUI.
WASHINGTON. March 80. The president
hosuppiovod the urgent deficiency appro ,
Bobiu.v , March SO , The steamer Canon-
burg wrecked at Nanluckct , and valued at
tlCOtCO , Jsu total lois.
FOUND DEAD IN A PASTURE ,
Another Murder Mystery Developed
A BULLET LODGED IN HIS BACK.
Assassination Plainly Indicated Clos *
hiRScuslonof the State Teacher's
Association Lincoln Demo
cratic Nominees. '
Probable Murder At Fnlrlmry.
FAinnuiir , Neb. , March 30. [ Socclnl Tele
gram to the BED. ] A man named D. C.
Davis , a resident of Stcolo City , was found
dead in McDowell's posture , near Falrbury ,
this morning. Ho had boon shot in the back ,
the ball passing through his heart. Ho had
been missing from his boarding place since
night before last. The coroner's jury is now
The CloHinR SoRilcm.
FIIBMONT , Nob. , March 30. [ Special to
the BEE. ] The closing session of the stnto
teachers' association was hold at the Congre
gational church last.evenlng. There was a
largo nnd intelligent audience present and
the session proved to bo the best of the scries.
The exercises were begun with a song by the
Wayne quartette , entitled "Evening Bells. "
President Farnham then introduced the Rev.
Dr. Magoun , of Iowa college , who addressed
the , audience upon "Somo Additions to and
Subtractions From the Work of the Schools. "
All elements of progress , ho said , wcro de
duced to addition and subtraction. The
question is , Which will help us on I Ho would
treat of only a part of the school system as
relating to addition ana subtraction from i
The wide demand for changes in spelling and
pronunciation shows the tendency toward
changes. The matter of spoiling seems to
have resolved Itself into not how to spell , but
Shall wo spoil at all ) Ono of the
flagrant errors of the Bchools is
their failure to tenuh spelling. If
the use of fewer letters will assist In bringing
about better spelling , then let us have fewer
An important addition to school wont
should bo a firm , unyielding character , based
upon honor and right. Our schools , from the
primaries up , should bo seminaries of morals.
Ho would give his vote for the increase of
ethical culture in the school. Ho would also
teach the pupil a love and regard for his
country. For a whole generation ho has been
arguing for this , if needs be , by an infringe
ment upon-tho "thrco K's. ' "
Ho would also teach them temperance.
Why did it not occur to teachers that this
should bo done , before moral reformers
thrust it upon them ! Wo tcaoh the children
other important things touching their best
interests , and why not teach them temper
In the matter of subtracting Greek ho felt
somewhat perplexed. It may last forever as
a language in which may bo expressed the
finest thought , but it must keep its place and
allow the sciences tbo same
glorious privilege. Let us teach
the multitude what the multitude most
needs. Lot the scientific Abraham and
classic Lot como to nn amicable and satis
factory division. The majority Uo not want
science merely for the knowledge but for its
practical use. There should be nn. addition
of Greek for some and a subtraction of
Greek for others.
Ho would also add Industrial education to
the school works. Ho would have each pupil
follow tbo bent of his mind. It'ls a mistake
to spoil n good machinist to make a me
diocre merchant. Wo need moro schools with
work shops attached. Drawing is gaining
the place where it belongs. The state funde
should not bo voted for the professional
schools without voting it in a courospond-
ingly larger amount for the working man at
the lower end of the lino.
Prof. K. J. Potter , of Clarks , then road his
report of ths committee on exhibits. There
were exactly fifty schools represented. Con
sidering it was the first exhibit ever at
tempted ut the state association , it was a
grand showing. The committee recom
mended that it bo continued hereafter , and
wcro confident these exhibits Would bo 01
great value in the upbuilding of the schools
Among the moro important resolutions the
following are of general interest :
Ilcsolved , That wo consider the Nebraska
exhibit of school work a most decided suc
cess.Hesolvcd , That wo hereby express our
appreciation of the addresses delivered bi
Hon. M. Li. Hayward mid Dr. George Ma
Hcsolved , That wo express our recog
nition of tlioso teachers who dur
ing the storm of January 12 , performed
deeds of heroism and manifested their SOUTH
sense in caring for the children under their
charge. Their bravo self-sacrificing devo
tion to duty , is worthy 9f the highest com
mendation. Their unyielding courage has
reflected credit upon the profession by dem
onstrating that loyalty to duty and love for
humanity which ever actuates the true
Hesolvcd , That the encouragement nnd
approval of this association bo extended to
all wise efforts to grade the rural schools and
teachers' institutes into the educational
unity of the stato.
Resolved , That the president of the asso
ciation appoint a committee consisting of two
members from each section , who , togothei
with the state superintendent , shall consti
tute a board of educational council. It shall
bo the duty of the board to consider the gen
eral educational needs of the state and to
recommend ways and means whereby the
educational forces nnd agencies of the state
may bo moro wisely directed in the line of
Tlio president appointed the following com'
mltteo In response to the last above : Chan
collar Manatt , President nincland , Suporin
tcndent McClusky nnd Superintendents
Boyd , Ebright and Smith.
Tlio session yesterday afternoon was devoted >
voted to a discussion of the general subject
of "Legislation. " The first paper read or
this was by State Superintendent Lane on
"Qualifications of County Superintendent !
and Institute Instructors. " Mr. Lane gave
it a very exhaustive discussion for an hour
and a half. Ho offered many valuable sug
gcstlons as to the proper qualifications for
these , and set the standard so high as to al
most discourage the superintendents who
heard the address. Superintendent R. H
Longford , of Lincoln county , followed in the
discussion and offered some good thoughts on
The next toplo was , "Tho Existing Toxl
Book System. " This was by Prof. James , of
Omaha , and W. H. Allwmo , of North Platte
Tlio general drift of discussion and opinion
was in favor of free books for the public
schools. The idea , however , of the state fur
nishfiigthcm was deprecated. The bettor
plan is for the county or townships to furnisl
them , The state could not toll best what the
immediate needs of the various sections are
There could not well bo a state uniformity o
books , for the reason that a course of study
adapted to the necessities of the country
school would not bo likely to suit the towi
and city school ,
Threw thn Ink Battle at Him.
DAKOTA CITV , Nob. , March 30. [ SncciaTto
the BEE. ] The law office of Jay Bros , in the
court house was yesterday the place where a
very lively dispute nroso between Sherif
Brosflcla and County Attorney Frazcr
After considerable Jangling the county attor
ney picked up an ink bottle filled with shot
and firiid it at the worthy sheriff. It was
aimed directly at his head but by throwing
up his arm it was guarded off. At this the
first round ended and both retired from the
arena. No arrests wcro made.
A Dry Town.
BLUB Si'itixas , Neb. , .March 80. [ Spccla'
to the Bt'B. ] TUero were two caucuses hole
hero last night. The temperance caucus
uopUnatcd Wilhaia Craig for mayor 'ant
George Shrimpton nnd 'William Wonder for
aldermen. Tho. license caucus nominated
Reese Pickering for mayor anil W. N. Spell'
man and H. R. Gamble for aldermen , Both
Ickcts nromado lipof good men , but the
town will go dry Ihls year. There has boon
a wonderful change hero In public sentiment ,
although the town always was about evenly
mlunced on the liquor question until lately.
A Prohlb-Iiahor Ticket nt Kearney.
KiunsRT , Neb. ( March 30. [ Special Telegram -
gram to the BEB. ] The prohibition-labor
slty convention met to-day and nominated
Captain Black for m iyor , U. A. Julian for
clerk , H. C. Andrews for treasurer , James
Bcswlck for police judge. James Akom , E.
B. I Pierce , John Bornd and G. N. Seolcy for
councilmcn , nnd Mrs. K.O. Holmes and Mrs.
S. U. Black for members of the school
board. The ticket goes into the flold with
high hopes of success ,
LINCOLN , Neb. , March 80. [ Special Tele
gram to the Bnn.l The democratic city
convention mot this afternoon at Fitzgerald's
hall. Mayor Bohannon presided , and E. J.
Coylo was secretary. H. J. Whltmoro was
unanimously nominated for police Judge , and
M. Leasterday , Sam. D. Cox and J. D. Calhoun -
houn were nominated for members of the
school board. Tom Holan was nominated for
councilman in the First ward , John McMnnl-
tral in the Fourth nnd E. Erb in the Sixth.
The other wards were left vacant.
A Novel Expedient.
DAVID CITT , Nob. , March 80. Special
Telegram to the BEE. ] Ulysses , this county ,
has just developed i novel scheme for carry
ing bonds for o now high school building.
Ono lot.wos deeded to over thirty town loaf
ers , thus ' making them free holders , and the
bonds were carried by a largo majority. A
prolonged and somewhat exciting law contest
promises to bo the result.
Heading Oft the B. & M.
JOHNSTON , Neb. , March 80. [ Special to
the BEB. ] Reliable information has been re
ceived hero that the Fremont , Elkhorn &
Missouri Valley intends soon to commence
building a branch , road from this point south
west to the Gordon and Snnko river country.
This is done in order to cut off the B. & M. ,
ns they nro supposed to be making for that
Flro nt Rapid. City.
RAPID CiTVj Dak. , March 30. [ Special
Telegram to the BEE. ] Fire this morning
burned the old American house building. It
was occupied by two saloons , a tailor shop
and wall paper store. The second story \vas
used as a dwelling house. Loss $12,000 ;
partly insured. " *
EDOAII , Nob. , March 30. [ Special Tele
gram to the BEB. ] At the special election
to-day the question of bonding the city for
$13,000 for waterworks was submitted and
carried almost unanimously with only seven
votes in opposition to it.
THE RICH Hlblj DISASTER.
Twcnty-oiiQ Dead nnd Nine Others Not
Expected to Live.
Ricn HILL , Mo , March 80. Only thirty-
five men were in. ' the shaft when the explosion -
plosion occurred ycsserday. Thus far flvo
have been taken out dead and fifteen alive.
Most of the latter have suffered intensely
from fire and suffocation and their recovery
is very doubtful , f Fifteen now remain in the
mine , and it is believed mpst ot them will betaken
taken out dead.SfaoYiWork.ol rescue , pro
cecds very slowjy .belnp attended with' great
The situation'may bo summarized as fol
lows : The dead list "has reached twenty-one ,
and nine of the injured nro expected to die ,
making the probable loss of life by the ex
plosion thirty. Some claim natural gas was
the causa of the explosion , while others
contend that the accumulation of foul
gases without proper ventilation was the real
cause. The state mine inspector cxaminad
the mine March 0 , and pronounced it safe.
The Richfield Herald this evening strongly
denounces him and demands his immediate
suspension from office.
The only air shaft the mine had was a sec
tion partitioned off the main shaft , ana this
was blown to pieces by the first explosion.
Consequently no air could bo forced into the
mine until the south half of the crib
shaft had been converted Into an air
conduit. There seems to bo no question but
that the explosion was caused by natural gas
which abounds in the earth in a largo section
of country hereabouts. Frequent explosions
and great damage from it have occurred hero
boforo. The state mine inspector ,
though having reported the tnino in
excellent condition , know of tha existence
of this gas in the vicinity of the mine and
has frequently so stated unofficially.
Such great indignation prevails among the
miners that it would bo dangerous for the inspector
specter to put -in an appearance hero.
Experienced miners say if there
had been a separate air shaft the consequences
quences would have been much loss disas
The bodies of the dead brought up are terribly
ribly burned and present a horrible sight.
IT WAS HER DREAM.
A Shocking Death Foretold By a
CAnTiuon , III. , March SO. A strange Incl
dent has como to light which may Interest
people who believe in the fulfillment of
dreams. There was to be a ball in Dallas
City , ' this county , a few days ago , and a
prominent young society lady of the place
was preparing to attend. Her escort was to
have been J. G. Brown , a Santa Fo railroad
conductor. The night preceding the party
the young lady dreamed that she beheld a
wagon drawn by t\vo horses and In the ve
hicle lay the mangled body of a man whom
she could not fully recognize , but who strongly
resembled her intended escort. The hideous
dream.frightened her , and in tbomornlngsho
communicated it to several friends , who
laughed at what was-termed her foolish fan
cies. Conductor Brown was fatally mangled
by the cars that day at noon , and ns the sol
emn nrocnssion. headed by the woeon bear
ing the marglcd remains , filed up the street ,
the young woman cried : "That is my dream i
Oh , that was my dream 1" and swooned
The Houilioru Flood.
BIKMIXGIIAU , Ala. , March 80. The Tom-
Blgbeo at Columbus , Miss. , is still rising and
the lower portions of the city have been
abandoned. The water is several feet deep
In many houses in'.Evorgreon. ' On the Mo
bile division of the Louisville & Nashville no
trains huvo passed since Tuesday. The
weather is fine and the floods are abating ,
Specials show four persons have been
Floods in Michigan.
DETIIOIT , March 80. Tlio sudden melting
of snow and heavy rainfalls the past week ,
caused an overflow of several streams of this
county. Sixty bridges have been washed
away and 700 hundred acres of laud flooded ,
destroying much wheat.
Good NcwiiFor Depositors ,
CINCINNATI , March 80 , The receiver ol
the MetroiwlitanjNatioual bank announces
that on April 10 ho will pay in full nil deposit
ors who have proved their claims previous to
Tlioy Blow Out the Gag ,
READING , Pa. , March 30. Two strangers
wore found dead at the Keystone house this
morning from the effect of blowing out tbo
The Then or Tnto.
FiiANKFOiiT , Ky , , March 30. In the Tuto
impeachment trial to-duy , Auditor Hewitt
stated. , as far as ho was ublo to judge , the de
falcation would amount to $204,000.
The impeaphmeiit proceedings against Tate
closed this afternoon with the anticipated
verdict of guilty.
ARMING THEIR EMPLOYES ,
Engineers nnd Firemen Being Fur
nished With Guns.
MORE PINKERTONS ON DUTY.
_ _ _ *
A General Strike On the Fort AVayno
lilno Among 'tho Probabil
ities Switchmen Strike
Iilvely Times in Chicago.
CntOAoo , March 30. The St. Paul yard
men who started to go to work last night nt
10 o'clock had but begun to got their engines
started when a tnoasngo came to the Western
avcnuo roundhouse that all mon should wait
until Assistant General Superintendent
Earllng had scon them before resuming
work , Earllng stated the case briefly to the
mon as ho understood it , and then said : "Wo
have submitted to many acts that wo Imvo
considered unjustifiable on your part. This
nf tcrnoon the mon In our employ deliberately
derailed nnd'wrocked a number of cars that
are our property. Wo will consent to over
look this and you can go to work , but the
first thing that Is dona will bo to replace
these cars upon the track. " This the men
positively refused to do as the cars were
pulled by a "Q. " onglno. The strikers hung
around , for awhllo and ono by ono went homo.
Tbo strike was on.
The men who struck last night embraced
twenty-four switching crows , a total of 120
men. They hold n big meeting in a hall
adjacent to the roundhouse , lasting until late
this morning. They were cnthuslastio in the
position they had taken.
The switchmen , engineers nnd flrcmon of
the Chicago , Milwaukee & St. Paul , who
struck , yesterday , assembled at the yards at
Western avenue and Klnzio street this morn-
mi ? , but none of them wont to work. They
are reticent nnd refuse to talk of their action
or outline their demands , but wcro unani
mous not to return to work. o
Superintendent Collins , of the St. Paul ,
said this morning that his company would at
once begin preparations to secure now
switchmen and switch engineers to take the
places vacated by the strikers yesterday. Ho
said the St. Paul , being a direct competitor
of the "Q , " had maintained a neutral position
since the Burlington engineers went out , and
ho knows no reason why the switchmen
Switchman Quirk , who was arrested last
night charged with having struck a Burling
ton engineer , was before n Justice this morn
ing. The prisoner was dismissed with a to
fine and costs.
The riot ot yesterday had its effect on the
now switchmen in the cmployof the Burling
ton. Only those whoso duties kept thorn
within the "Q" yards were on duty this
morning. These delegated to work with en
gines along the trades between the different ,
points refused to go to work unless they
were given arms to defend them
selves if sot upon by the strikers.
They stood about the "Q" yards at
Western avenue , steadfastly refusing to
risk themselves on the outsidoof the engines.
There wcro ten engines nt work at 9 o'clock '
this morning and matters wore going smooth
ly. Nine trains of stock are expected at the
yards. If "Q. " switchmen attempt to take
them into the yard , it is likely a collision be
tween union switchmen at the yards and the
"Q. " men will result.
Ninety-eight switchmen from the Reading
road arrived in the city lost night over the
Fort Wayne roadJ.Theyl wqyo taken
to the Briggs house , where thby encountered
several strikers at the entrance. The
new arrivals wcro warned not
to go to woric on the "Q. " and n qu&rrol ensued -
sued in which the Heading men drew their
revolvers nnd declared they would protect
themselves if interfered with. This morning
they were escorted to the "Q. " yards by
Pinkerton mon. Twenty-seven moro switch
men from the east arrived this morning.
This morning at 0 o'clock a train of stock
cars left the "Q. " yards at Western avenue
for the stock yards , with fourteen
Pankorton men guarding It. As the train
passed a Chicago , St. Louis & Pitts-
durg cngino a brakcmati on the latter
throw two coupling pins at the crew of the
"Q" engine , ono of them striking W. W.
Thomas , fireman , in the righfc eye , knocking
him senseless. The town of Lake policeman
saw the occurrence , but made no effort to ar
rest the man who threw the pin. A Pinker-
man at once telegraphed Western avcnuo
station to have the crow of the Chicago , St.
Louis & Pittsburg cngino arrested , and
trouble is likely to result. The second train
reached the stock yards at 10:30. : As the
train passed the Chicago & Alton crossing ,
somebody throw a conplo pin nt the switch
men on top of the cars. It struck ono of
them , but did no injury.
After the early violence at tno stockyards ,
Burlington business went on steadily and by
noon nine trains of stock had been sent out.
General Manager Stone gave instructions
for a reduction of the force of men in the
Burlington shops at Aurora necessitated by
the burning of the paint shops and expenses
of the strike.
No work has been done by the regular St.
Paul switchmen this morning , but the ofll-
clals of the road succeeded in moving out the
now cars which caused yesterday's trouble ,
under a guard of Plnkerton men. The
strikers , however , did not attempt to inter
fere with the workmen.
Chief Arthur was questioned to-day as to
the attitude of the brotherhood toward the
St. Paul strikers.
"Tho trouble on the St. Paul road yester
day , " said ho , "was an affair for which the
men are Individually responsible. I know
nothing of it until some time after its occur
"But will the brotherhood men who strilco
without authority rcccivo financial aid from
tlio order J"
"No , sir ; not a cent. "
Mr , Arthur once moro denied positively
the rumored combination between switchmen
and engineers. Ho loft tills evening for
Cleveland , where ho will call nn executive
committee meeting and levy general assist
ance for the prosecution of the Burlington
As an evidence that the rumors of dlssen
slons and disappointment at the conservative
action of Chief Arthur are imaginary , the
chairmen of the griovunco committees of all
roads centering hero to-day drew up a long
sot of resolutions expressing the utmost con-
lldcnco in Arthur , and expressing a willing
ness to maintain him in anything ho may see
lit to do.
Increasing tlio Guards.
CHICAGO , Marcli ( JO. The force of armed
men at the Burlington yards was increased
to-day by fifty and the now engineers and
flromcn wcro provided with arms also to a
large extent , the rest being promised arms at
At the headquarters of the brotherhood
this evening an extension of the strike to
the Fort Wuyno line was considered as
considered as .among the possibilities of the
future , but whether as a result of the meet
ing this afternoon would not bo stated ,
Tlio announcement was made authorativoly
that the brotherhood on the Milwaukee &
St. Paul road from Chicago to Savannah ,
Ills. , and Milwaukee had loft their engines
and would stay out till their "Q" trouble was
settled. It was thought that unles.3 they
went back within a very short tlmo a gen
eral strike on tlio St. Paul system would re
sult , and the general boycott has already ex
tended to that road , pending an adjustment
of the matter , The engineers and firemen
who run from hero to Savannah llvo for the
moat part in Chicago , mid they loft their en
gines in the round house this morning and
came homo on passenger trains , The Mil
waukee engineers abandoned their engines
at that point. About 250 mon , it was as
sorted at the brotherhood headquarters , aia
out on the Milwaukee and St. Paul ,
The St. Paul's Trouble.
MILWAUKEB , March 80 , Manager Miller ,
of the Chicago , Milwaukee & St. Paul road ,
in an interview with the Associated press re-
wrier this morning , said there was no truth
.n the statement made by the switchmen nt
Chicago that the St. Paul company had been
secretly aiding the "Q. " company. "Tho
trouble Is , " said Miller , "that tno Chicago
switchmen have combined to make v thor
ough boycott against the "O. " company , and
in sympathy with the movement ,
our mon refused to handle some
new cars brought to us by the Burlington
road from a factory on their linos. Wo told
men if they did not hnndlo the cars they could
not handle anything. No other point will bo
affected. Wo nro using our road men In the
places of the striking switchmen and they
will stay there until wo can get now pang * .
Wo will continue to rcoolvo nnd deliver
freight nt Chicago , but will request our ter
minal agents to case up a llttlo on us for a few
days. " There are no freight trains
moving on the Chicago division of thoSt <
Paul road this morning. Ono stock train
wont out early , but since then nothing in the
freight line has gone over the road. Every
thing is quiet at the yards hero. ,
At 1 o'clock to-day the situation nero wan
unchanged , but the general situation had
grown moro complicated from the fact that a
number of freight conductors on the Pralno
Du Chotn and La Crosse divisions had been
ordered to Chicago to do switching in place
of the strikers. Ono Milwaukee switchman
Raid this afternoon that an Order to unit
work is liable to come to tbo Milwaukee
division before night. The brftkemen sympa
thize with the switchman nnd would not take
their places if a strike is ordered.
Manager Miller nald passenger trains have
all been running to-day nnd the probability
Is that the running of freight trains will bo
All of the cngino dispatchers employed in
the Chicago , Milwaukee & St. Paul round
houses . -wcro called to headquarters this
morning and offered the places made vacant
by the strilco of Chicago switch engineers ,
but they declined to a man. To-night it was
reported'that freight conductors all along
the line nad been ordered to Chicago to take
the strikers places , and n meeting of the
switchmen vms called , Nothing can bo
learned as to their Intentions.
General Manager Miller said they wcro
rapidly filling the places ot thr strikers. "At
present , " ho said , "wo nro manning our
yard engines with crows from off the road
and they will do the work until wo secure
experienced switchmen. "
The Aurora Fire.
AunonA , 111. , March 80. Ofio-half of the
Chicago , Burlington & Qulncy paint shop
building , which burned last night , had been
fitted up as a hotel for the now engineers
and firemen , ever n hundred of whom
wcro in their beds when the flro broke out.
They had Just tlmo to grasp their clothes and
got out before the building was a mass of
llamos. The burned out men were quartered
in other buildings for the night. Several of
thorn were assaulted by unknown parties as
they rushed about the yards seeking shelter.
The Burlington officials say the flro broke
out In two or three places simultaneously
and that indications point strongly to incen
Another cascof incendiarism is charged by
the Burlington officials nt Downer's grovo.
Tno passenger coach which was standing on
the side track along with several other pas
senger cars , was set on fire about Ithis morn
ing. The car was hopelessly charred before
the fire was extinguished.
All Quiet nt Crcston.
CHESTON , la. , March 80. ( Special Tele
gram to the BEE. ] Only twenty of the
thirty-one switchmen employed hero wont
out. and all their places are now filled. No
serious disturbances have occurred. A few
rocks were thrown at the workmen in the
yards last night , but a couple of pistol shots
fired , at random put the intruders to flight ,
"overnl unsuccessful Rttempts to wreck
trains by obstructions on the track have been
made near the city.
Grand Master Sargent , of the firemen's
brotherhood , arrived hero to-day and Is in
consultation with the cngiucmen to-night.
Switchmen Strike At Qulncy.
QUINOY , 111. , March 80. The switchmen in
the Qulnoy yards received orders this morn
ing to strike , and all but five loft their posts
about 0:30. The strikers gave no notlco and
refused to talk on the subject.
NEW ARMY HEOUUITS DESERT.
Ono Killed While Jumping From a
Train Story of Cruelty.
TOLEDO , March 30. Forty-five recruits for
the United States army passed through this
city to-night en route from the recruiting sta
tion at Davids' Island to the west. They will
arrive in Chicago to-morrow morning. The
men tell n tcrriblo story of the sufferings
they hove undergone at the recruiting sta
tion. Tfloy claim that they were starved
and shamefully abused by the oftlcers in
charge , and that the ofllcor in command of
the present trip treated them like dogs.
Four ot the men deserted between Buffalo
and this city , thrco of them getting safely
away and ono of thorn being killed by Jump
ing from tlio train wbilo in motion. Ono of
the men told Detective John Cuvanaugh , of
the Lake Shore road , that ten of the party
would d.cscrt bo fore the train gets Into Chi
Refuses to Aslc For Mercy.
WAIISAW , N. Y. , March 80. The young
murderer , Van Brant , who has sixteen days
moro to llvo , has written to General Linus
Thayer , his attorney , refusing to have him
appeal to Governor Hill. Ho says :
"I have been thinking nnd praying about
the conversation wo had in regard to an ap
peal to the governor and have como to the
conclusion not to make any appeal whatever ,
but to lot the sentence bo carried out. I feel
that I have no right to bog for mercy from
any earthly governor , and that if I did so the
peace of mind which I now enjoy would betaken
taken away from mo. Almighty God knows
that I am not guilty of a premeditated crimo.
If it is the will of God to save uiy life ho will
do so. Dear general , goocfi sympathizing
friend , do not think mo ungrateful for writ
ing in this way. Believe mo , I wish to do
what Is right. I thank God that I have been
honest and kept nothing from you. That
God will give mo strength and courage to
face the end 1 have no doubt. Wo will lot
the case rest with God and not with man , "
Now York Republican Clubs.
NEW YOUK , March i0. ! [ Special Telegram
to the Bin.l : The Times yesterday printed a
statement of serious trouble brewing between
the Now York state league clubs nnd the na
tional republican league on account of the
alleged slowness of the work of the state
league. It is also intimated that the trouble
was caused by Jealousies of the Blame and
Sherman men. The whole story is emphati
cally denied by those competent to speak.
No dissensions exist and there [ is no prospect
of any. Since December over 100 now clubs
were added in the state , making ever 200 in
all , booming no particular candidate , but
working for the best interests of republican
Tlio Two-Headed Calf.
Dui.uTH , Minn. , March 80. [ Special Tele
gram to tlio BiiJ Duluth's famous two-
headed calf has boon mounted and has been
rented for n ypar by the Barnum show pee
ple.Tho owner has refused all overtures to
hell and Barnum pays flGOO for u year's
Bad For the Rats.
DtiLUTii , Minn , , March 80. [ Special Tele
gram to the BKK. ] By Iho bursting of the
largo water main on First avenue , east , yes
terday the basements and cellars of many
buildings were flooded level with the btrcet
and considerable damage done. The flood of
water drove hundreds of rats out of their
haunts and the luckless rodents were slaugh
tered in largo numbers.
A Fatal Quarrel.
ST. LOUJS , March 80. A story comes from
Cliillicotho that J. V , Glllcsploand wife nad
a violent quarrel to-day with fatal results ,
Gillespio being shot thrco times and his wife
bavins her throat cut /rota car to cur ,
ANOTHER GOVERNMENT PALIJj
President Onrnot Accepts the Roefl
of the French Mlulotry.
FLOQUET WILL BE SUMMONED
The Passage ol'tho Hill For the Rcvlrt
ion of the Constitution the
Cnnso of the Downfhll
Foreign Now * .
The Government Defeated.
PAIUS , March 80. The chamber to-day , t8
n vote of 2G3 to ! M7 , despite the opposition oj |
the government , voted for the bill providing
for the revision of the constitution. The gov > (
ernmcnt thereupon resigned ,
Lngurro prox ] > sed and Pcllotan supported
the motion for urgency , D'Asson ( royalist !
said ho would vote for the proposal , hoping if
would tend to restore legitimate monarchy \ I
which nlono could save Franco , * I
Brlsson was opposed to revision. The satt
isfactlon which would bo afforded by tha
adoption of the measure ought not to bo Riven
to Boulanger , who had attacked the insttUU
tutlons of the country and who had talkc'd of
purging the chamber.
Minister Sarrlcn urged the chamber to ret
Jcct the demand , declaring It essential that
no now causa of troubles and difficulties
bo added to those already existing.
Premier Flrard , who had entered thohous
during the debate , declared if the clmmbc' '
decided to consider the urgency proposal th
ministry would decline all responsibility , a <
such action on the part of the chamber fur
nish u fresh argument in favor of tbo nudal
clous manifesto issued by the dismissed gen ?
As soon as the vote was announced Tin
departed for Elyscc palace ,
n President Curnot has accepted the rcslgna ,
tlon of the cabinet. The ministers will con
duct the affairs of the departments unti
their successors are appointed. It is ex
pcctcd Floquot will bo summoned. >
Deroulde , when questioned In regard to
the crisis , said the intrigues nnd jculousle )
of statesmen are ruining Franco. Ho fcarcc
war with Germany at the present moment.
Franco must bo sot on her foot. The onlj
man ublo to raise her was Boulangor ,
Tlio Floods in Germany.
BnnLiN , March 80. At Posou the military
barracks have been opened us a refuge fen
persons who have been made homeless bjf
the floods. At Cologne several quays bavtf
been submerged , and those who inhabited
houses near the banks of the Rhino are leavj
ing them. By the capsizing of u boat near
Bartzonborg nine persons were drowned. ,
Half of the district of Lunoburg is inun
dated and fifteen villages submerged. Eight
persons have been drowned and 900 urq'
King John Wants Pence.
ROME , March 80. It was officially an >
nounccd last evening that an Abyssinian of *
fleer applied nt the Italian outposts for pert
mission to speak with General San Marzano. :
The officer delivered n letter from King JonnI
asking for poaco. The government has In
structed General San Marzano to facilitate si
settlement. The overtures made by Kin j
John are said to bo in a measure duo to tho1
great scarcity of provisions among his peopled
Explosion of n Powder Magazine.
ATHENS , March 80. A powder magazine la
tliS fortress on the Island of Santa Maura esX
ploded to-day. At last accounts flro was rag"
ing in the fortress , and it was feared twoj
other magazines would cxplodo. The loss ot
life Is not yet known. The inhabitants df an
adjacent town have departed from tlielS
homes. _ x
PESTH , March 30. A number of fires oq
curred in Hungary during the prevalence of
the gale. Thirty-eight houses were burned )
and many lives lost at Mozo Berenox.
SUSPENDED FOR FICKLENESS.
A Minister Breaks Ills Engagement
and is Deposed.
CIIAKLESTON , W. Va. , March 80. Some
thing like u year ago Rov. George Shaw- *
young minister of this state , Was sent by hlr
conference from St. Albans , near this city , to ?
Fairflold , In the region of the Kunawha coal'
fields , to preach to the workmen of that
region. Rov. Mr. Shaw's sermons wcro elOf
qucnt and the good ho did was very percopth
bio. Ho gained the good will of his people
nnd also the heart of Ida Little , a pretty at *
tcndant at his church and the couple becamQ
Recently Mr , Shaw was sent to Coredo t <
care for the flock of that small town in Wayn (
county. Preparations for the wedding won
on and his correspondence continued until lit
made the acquaintance of Miss Nellie Willie
n handsome girl who attended the younf [
divine's church. Ho evidently thought hoi
more beautiful than Miss Little , whom hi
had promised should bo his wifo. Finally his' '
letters ceased , ho forgot his vows to Mis ;
Little , and after a short courtship married ?
Miss Willis at Cerodo. The honeymoon wast'
not yet passed wbtn Miss Little , with the )
assistance of her father , laid the case boforaj
the executive committee of the Methodist
conference. After careful examination Row
Mr , Shaw was suspended ,
Furious Flro in Chicago.
CHICACO , March 80. The flro which started
early this morning In the live-story bloolft
corner Lake and Pcoria streets , gave th $
firemen great trouble before It was subauedf
Soon after 0 o'clock the flro spread to a
couple of residences west of the burning
block , and soon after a row of wooden tcno.
mcnts across the street began to blaze. Tha
families in these houses hud to move out
very suddenly , and were able to aavq
but littlefurniture. . It is believed
a man was burned to death in the
cottapo next to the factory. Whllq
the flro was raging a largo section of tha
Lake street wall of tha burning building fell
out and two of three firemen were seriously
Injured. Just before this Marshal Murphy
with thirteen mon who wcro preparing to
leave the fourth floor wheio they had been
working , were knocked down and badly
bruised by a tcrrifla explosion of hot alr
Tlioy had hardly got out before the floors fell
to the basement. The fire was finally sub *
ducd ut 4 o'clock , Tlio losses on the building/ /
and contents will aggregate $800,000. Davll
& Uankln , dairy supplies ; Zimmerman R < Jf
frlgerutor compaijy. Linn Weaver & Co. *
tinware , nnd Goss Printing Press company !
are the principal loiters. The insurance la.
Cut to ricces By the Cars.
ST. JOSEPH , Mo , , March 30. f Special Tety
gram to the BEE. ] William J laker , a Chi *
cage , Burlington & Qulncy brakeman , at
tempted to jump from a stationary car to q
moving train on u parallel trade in tbo com
pany's yard this afternoon and fell betwcc
two cars and was cut to pieces. Baker
from Barnard , Mo. , and was one of the ,
who took the places of the Htrlking switch *
mon. Ho went to work yesterday. Ho was
sworn in us a deputy sheriff this niornlnml
The coroner's ' Jury returned a verdict tliufi
the man's death was the result of his cwd
Cnhlo Franchise Granted.
CHICAGO , March 89. The ordinance granfe
Ing the Ycrlcos street esr syndicate every *
thing asked for on the West Side without
modification or restriction , passed this even' '
ing. It gives gratis to thu syndicate cablfl
franchises covering over two-thirds of tntf
. PrrrsBUiu , Pa. , March -JO. The
can state convention
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