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BEVSNTEENTH YEAR. OMAHA , TUESDAY * MORNING , APRIL 10 , 1SSS , NUMBER 207 ,
ANOTHER DAY OF DEADLOCK
Both Sldos Remain Firm In the Di
rect Tax Fight
TV/0 OPINIONS ON THE TARIFF.
ItcpuhllcatiB Assert the Direct Tax
Fl ht Han No Connection With
the Tariff Bell Telephone
Cane Capital Gotmip.
Fifth Day of FIllihufitcrliiR.
WASHINGTON UURKAU TUB OMAHA HP.E , )
513 FOUHTEBNTH STKKF.T , >
WASHINGTON. D. C. . April 0. )
There is no change In tlio status of busi
ness In the house of representatives. The
deadlock continues , nml the direct tax bill Is
in the saino condition Itwns six days ago.
This afternoon Mr. Outcs , of Alabama , who
1 lending the flllibustcrs , told his followers to
prepare to sit the tiling out ; tlmt ho did noL
want oven n recess till the question was set
tled. So at 5 o'clock , the hour when the
house during the deadlock has been in the
hnblt of taking n recess over to the next
niornngiirrivedtho ! session continued. Hoth
declared a willingness to stay In their scuts a
month a year , If necessary to curry their
point. At this writing It looks as though the
situation had resolved Itself Into one of test
ing physical endurance. A call of the house
If. ordered so frequently , and the scrgeantrat-
nrms sent out to bring in absent members ,
that It is uncomfortable to leave the hall of
the house longer than the lunch hour.
Mr. Owen , of Indiana , met Mr. Dates at
the entrance of the house this afternoon and
inquired what his programme was. "I guess
wo will Just stay here , " said Mr. Dates , "till
the bill is disposed of. "
"If it Is n mutter of endurance , " replied
Mr. Owen , "we can all die together. "
To-night Mr. Owen said , discussing the
outlook : "I believe the fllllbusters intend to
keep us in our scats till they drive the recal
citrant democrats to vote to adjourn the
house. That is the tactics of the minority ,
who claim to have seventy votes at this time.
Of course , if the house Is once adjourned the
bill is ( lofcatcd , for it cannot bo taken up
again , the time for Its consideration having
days ago expired. Our hope lies in keeping
the house in session till the bill is passed , and
the hone of the llllibustcr is to adjourn the
house and then rafuso to consider the meas
ure. I am perfectly willing1 , and am quite
sure I occupy the position all other republican
members do , to btay hero and continue the
fight for the bill to the end of my term , if ne
cessary to pass it. The republicans are striv
ing for a good principle , are not obstructlon-
ists.and they can afford to stand by their guns.
I think wo will win , but the opponents are
dreadfully In earnest. It is an issue between
the unreconstructed confederates and the
union men. "
There was nothing in the proceedings today
day to break the monotony'of the continuous
roll calls and the lulls between the hours
when the doors were locked and the scr-
gcnnt-ntrarms and his deputies were out
searching for absentees. Uoth sides are too
earnest to bo funny , and there was an entire
absence of levity. Every member is carry
ing out what ho thinks to bo the wishes ol
his constituents , breathes un atmosphere of
seriousness , and roah/es tlmt there are sac
rifices In this accord ; that measures of grcal
importance to their individual districts will
fail of consideration by the consumption of
time in the present work , and that bills of
national Interest are also being sacrificed.
I also asked Mr. McShnno why ho was
voting with the opponents of the direct tax
bill , and ho said : ' 'In the first place , it is a
very bad precedent to pass this bill. II
means the repayment , finally , of not only the
cotton tax but the income tax , and
will fiiko out of tlio treasury In time over
$200,000,000. There Is as much Justice and
* law In refunding the cotton and income
taxes as the direct taxes , both of which were
levied according to the supreme court , In violation
lation of the constitution. Then there is a
very largo portion of this direct tax that will
go to tlio state agents. I have been lookini ?
up this matter and find tlmt out of three ol
tlio states that will get slices of this appro
priation over $1.000,000 will go to agents
which have been appointed by the states. Of
courbc , wo cannot cut thorn out of it , as they
have made their contracts with the states di
rect , Into whose treasuries these moneys will
go. I don't know how much more will go to
Btnto agents , as 1 have not made a complete
list , put I presume it will reach 1,000,000.
Ju t think of giving millions , of tlio total
of about 117,000,000 , to agents or lobbyists. "
At 10:15 : to-night , by n shrewd move of the
epublicans , the house took n recess till 11:4 : ! >
o-morrow morning. It is generally believed
that the opponents of tlio bill will finally suc
ceed in deceiving all the democrats to vote
for an adjournment , which means a defeat of
TWO DKMOCIIATIO OPINION'S ON THIS TAlfllT.
I asked Hcprcsentutivo Sowden of Pcnn-
pylvnnin this afternoon if it was true , as re
ported by Mr. Uynum , a majority member ol
the house committee on ways and means
from Indiana , that thcro were only twc
democrats from Pennsylvania who would
vote against the Mills tarilt bill and that
those members were ho ( Mr. Sowden ) and
Mr. Handall. "Not n word of truth in it. "
promptly replied Mr. Sowden. "There will
bo several democrats from my state who will
vote against the Mills bill , and tlio measure
Will nut bo passed. It is all rubbish to say
that there are only eight or ten democrats
Who will vote against the Mills bill in the
house. There ore twice as many as will bo
necessary to defeat its passage. Wo ore not
going " to have any tariff reform
in this congress beciiuso wo can't iigrco upon
a measure. Tlio men who are leading lurid
reform now are too extreme. 1 am dead op
posed to tbo Mills bill and am backed up by
Iiiy constituents. They can't drive mo Into
voting for the bill by caucus or any othei
kind of action. I am a conbUtcnt democrat ,
but I bellevo in protecting American indus
tries mid American labor , 1 occupy tlio mime
position In this respect tlmt Mr. Uundall does
und lot of other well-known democrats. I
would not vote for the bill If free wool were
fetrlckon out of it. "
A few moments after I talked with Mr ,
Sowden I had a talk with Mr. Armcntrout ,
another old democratic member from I'emi-
nylvanla , who has long followed Mr. Han-
dull In the house. " 1 am going to votu for
the Mills bill , " said Mr. Armentrout , " be
cause tariff reform has been the bane of our
pai tr for years , and I Imvo gotten so heart-
11 v sick of It that 1 will vote for liny kind of a
bill. The republican senate Is for higher
protection , at strong protection as nnyrcpub
ilcan or democrat in the house , and 1 am not
nfruld to send a bill over thcro and let thq
upper branch of congicss. wrestle with It ,
even though It docs not exactly meet m >
views. The senate can amend it It it
wants to , and send It back to
Us And wo will adopt it or reject it as wo see
proper , I don't know of any democrat in uij
state who will follow Mr. Uandall this tli.-ic
except Mr. Snowdon. I believe the Mill's
bill will bo passed. There are very few dem
ocrats.who do not look upon the matter us 1
do , and I refer to the liandall wing of the
party as well as to the well known tariff ro
During my talk with Mr. Sowden I quotc <
some of Mr. Ermcntrout's language , tc
which the former replied : "Mr. Krmuutrou
is speaking for himself only and has no
authority to speak for any of Mr. Uandall'E
flienJu or anybody else. I don't euro wlm
ho is going to vote for , and I don't know o
ony other democrat from my state exccp
Mr. Scott , who will support the Mills bill.1
XOT ANTACONUIXO T11U Tiltlft' HIM. .
A caavaia of' the republican tide ol the
iouio to-day revealed the fact that the direct
ax bill Is not , as alleged by free-traders ,
icing pushed with a view to injuring the
arllT bill on the calendar ,
Mr. K. H. Taylor of Ohio said : "When
ou speak of refunding tbo cotton tax why
ict Include the whisky and tobacco tax I
They arc all in the same catagory. The
cotton tnx was levied in 1SO > 2 and abolished
n ISO ? . There is n big difference be
tween the direct tax and cotton tax.
The cotton tax was not paid by the producer ,
nit by the consumer , and who can entertain
ho scheme to refund to the producer what
.ho consumer paid This talk that the direct
ax bill , if passed , will Interfere with the
-arifT question Is all nonsense. The tariff re-
atcs to the future and must provide the
necessary revenue with which to carry on the
government. I believe that the very same
men now flllibustcring would refuse to vote
for any bill to refund the cotton tax. If. the
llrect tax bill should fall and the government
should collect from the states which did not
resjioiid when the tax was levied It would go
very hard with them. Alabama , Mississippi ,
Georgia , Florida , Texas and Tennessee
would have a snug little sum to pay Into the
treasury , whereas , if the bill passes , thcso
states will bo relieved of the debt. If you
will take the trouble to observe the demo
crats who favor the bill , you will llnd a largo
per cent of them free trade democrats. "
Mr. Hurrows of Michigan said : "The re
publicans would never consent to refund tbo
cotton tax. Perhaps , ho said , when the dem
ocrats get control of both houses of congress
they might undertake to refund that tax. "
Mr. Funston ot Kansas said : I am against
the proposition to refund the cotton tux and
I believe the northern democrats will also
Mr. Laffoon of Kentucky said the
house would adjourn before the direct tax
bill could be considered , nml ttiat the friends
of the bill saw an adjournment was their only
Ucprcscntattvo Pat Collins of Boston is n
shrewd Yankee-Irishman , and the deadlock
In the house doesn't ' worry him at all. A
gentleman met him on the street this after
noon. "Hello , " ho said , "Why ain't you up
at tlio liouso ! ' "I don't ' have to , " xvns the
reply. "Well you hud better , or you will be
arrested and carried up. " "Not much , I
won't. I was excused last Wednesday for
the day , and as It Is still Wednesday In tlio
house , I am perfectly safe. See J"
Till ! rltEHIDEXT AJJII Tim IIUNU rUKCIIASB
The plan of the democratic loaders now is
to hang un the suiplus resolution in the com
mittee on ways and means in order that It
may not reach the president. It is held thai
the passage of this bill by such overwhelm
ing majorities in both houses of congress has
sulllciently asserted the authority of the sec
retary of the treasury to buy bonds under
the act of ISS'J , and that the formal signature
of the president to such a. declaration of opin
ion is not essential. Thus bus been accom
plished all that was desired or Intended. Bui
the senate has added to the bill an indirectly
now proposition , one which is liable to cuuso
serious trouble If It reaches the president
Very few people doubt that ho will veto it. Ii
it goes to him ho must do so or go back on his
entire record upon the silver question , but 1 :
h o vetoes the bill on account of the Beck
silver bullion amendment , it will be impossi
bio for him to carry California or any other
silver state at the next presidential election
If ho signs the bill ho will offend the eastern
sentiment , which will not only condemn bin
for surrendering to what they call the "sil
ver Inllatloulsts of the wild west , " but for
repudiating his original principles. There
fore , Mr. Scott and others of the political
guardians of the president consider that the
easiest way to get out of tlio scrape is to
smother the bin and this will doubtless bo
THE TELEPHONE CASE.
rjThe supreme court announced to-day thai
the motion to advance upon the docket the
case of the United States vs. the Bell Telephone -
phone company had been granted , and the
argument would be heard on the second day
of the next term , which means next October.
This is the case which was brought by order
of the president to determine the validity ol
tlio Bell patents. It will bo remembered
that allegations have boon made that 1'rof.
Boll obtained his patent by fraud and Zcnas
Wilbur , who was an examiner in tlio patcnl
olllco at the time , has made an affidavit to
the effect that niter Prof. Gray had lllcd his
original application for a patent ho ( Wilbur )
permitted Prof. Bell to examine the papers ,
and Boll had the opportunity to amend his
own with the knowledge of all of Gray's
claims. Tlio case was originally brought in
Ohio and was thrown out of court there because -
cause of lack of Jurisdiction. It was then
brought in the United States court for the
district Of Massachusetts , because the head
quarters ot the Bell company is in Boston ,
and being decided in favor of that company ,
was appealed to the supreme court by the
riniiTixa STATISTICIAN nonnK.
The raid against J. H. Dodge , the statis
tician of tlio department of agriculture , has
been renewed with greater activity than over ,
and it is said that this time it has the sympa
thy of the president , so that it is probable
Mr. Dodge will have to go. lie has been in
olllco more than u generation and has always
proved a faithful and efficient olllcer. but lasi
year ho offended the representatives from
the tobacco growing states by his estimate !
of the probable crop of these states , am
some weeks ago nearly one hundred mem
bers of conuress united in a letter to the com
missioner of agriculture asking his removal.
Commissioner Colemun , however , refused to
remove Mr. Dodge , on the ground tlmt his
estimates were based upon official Informa
tion received at the department , and that il
any errors appeared in It , it was the fault of
the local correspondent altogether. Mr.
Dodge is supposed to bo a republican. lie
lniB never taken an active Interest in politics ,
but has attended to his duties faithfully.
POLITICAL SCANDALS 1IUISWINC1.
There was a great deal of conjecture In so
cial , political nml official circles to-day as to
the real meaning of a long , double-leaded ed
itorial in yesterday's Capitol ( administration
organ ) , anticipating a heap ot domestic scan
dal in the republican newspapers soon , which ,
It announced , would bo dumped on the ad
ministration with a view to political advan
tage , and advising the public to bo on its
guard and ready to receive It. The matter
hinted at is Secretary Whitney's alleged
connection with the late Jacob Sharp in tlio
Broadway street railroad transactionsanil his
alleged connection with the Jay Gould con
troversy und the Hopkins dlvoivo case , in
which ho is said to bo a co respondent. Now
that Sharp is dead the friends of Whitney
very much fear an expose of the Sharp-
( lOUld-Hopkins ulTair , and It is understood
that they are preparing to lay it to politics
should it appear , and claim it is but a repub
lican political scheme to injure prominent
democrats. It is said that President Cleve
land Is also much concerned over the affair.
DOOM Ol % TUB PACIFIC 1'UNDINO HILL.
To-morrow was the day set for the consid
eration of the Union Puciliu funding bill in
tlio house , but it is impossible that the pro
gramme can be carried out because of the
filibustering over the direct tax bill , Hepru-
sontatlvo Weaver , of Iowa , who was one of
the most bitter opponents of the funding bill
at the last session , nays that he will resort to
fillibubtering tactics to prevent Its passage
whenever it does come up. and as only one
day has been assigned for its consideration
ho will undoubtedly bo ulilo to accomplish his
purpose. Thus the evil results of the pres
ent filibustering are beginning to bo boon ,
and It will bo the fashionable method of de
feating legislation during the eutii'o tesslon.
SMALL } UTTii : < 9.
Senator Paddock introduced n bill to-day
to pension Mrs. Louisa Ward , of Nebraska.
M. W. Wells , of SUmyler , Neb. , Is hi the
Elisha S. Gillospio of Valentine , Joseph
Obcrfeldcr of Sidney , S. Wox of Loup City ,
Nob. , and George L. Vount and Mr. Parkhill ,
ot the firm of G. L. Yount & Co , of A mimosa
mesa , la. , were to-day admitted to practice
before the Interior department.
Among the appointments in the Interior
department to-day was that of Orr W. Lee ,
of Iowa , to be a copyist at fOOO a year.
The sci-rptary of the interior to-day ren
dered u decision disallowing the claims fnr
Indian depredations of P. G. Bcauvate , ol
Inditinoln , Neb.
Senator Wilson of Iowa Introllucrd n Ml
to-day to pay Thomas I. . Hoffman W. 5 in
payment of his claim for rent of the post
omco at Fairfleld , In accordance with the
terms of a lease oJ the premises held by the
united States In pursuance of instructior.iof
the post otllec department.
Mr. McSlnwe received to-day , aud j ro
'cnted ' in the house , n petition signed by
> , 3l'i citizens of Omaha in favor of i > ostul
telegraphy. 1'Eiinr S. HEATH.
ICndlcott mul Civil Service.
WASHINGTON April 0. [ Special to the
BBB. ] It lias been learned hero recently ,
much to tbo supriso of the mugwumps gener
ally that Secretary Endlcott has winked at
open violations of the civil service law , and
that ho has b'ccn the tool of n few men who
have controlled a great amount of patronage
to their own political advantage. It seems
that thcro are employed nt .leffcrsonvlllc ,
Ind. , In the quartermaster's shops nearly
twelve hundred persons all told , who are out
side the pale of the civil service law. Gen
eral Saxon , who was the commanding officer
thcro for some time , was removed a short
tlmo ago because , it was supposed , ho was
not sufficiently pliable , in the political sense ,
to suit the conveniences ot Congressman
Howard , who seems to consider this shop his
own political property.
Lieutenant-Colonel Hodtrcs was ordered
there to take charge of the depot , and It was
supposed that ho would more readily ac
quiesce in the wishes of the congressman
when tlmt gentleman suggested the appoint
ment of his political retainers or their
friends , But the changes were not made
rapidly enough to suit Congressman Howard ,
and ho at last succeeded in securing an order
from General Holliburg , quartermaster gen
eral , directing Hodges to transfer the ap
pointments at the depot to the command of
Major Raymond , Colonel Hodges objected
to this movement , nml wrote to the authori
ties hero that ho would do no such thing ;
that Inasmuch as Major Haymond was his
subordinate , anO ho ( Hodges ) was held re
sponsible for the disbursement of thousands
of dollars of government funds and for the
care of millions of dollars' worth of gov
ernment property , ho must emphatically de
cline to transfer to n subordinate officer the
responsible duties of filling such vacancies
as may occur from time to tlmo. Ho there
fore wrote that ho must either bo relieved
or this order must be revoked. This letter
has not yet been acted upon.
Howard and his conferees ore doing all In
their power to retain control of the appoint
ments at JofTcrsonvillo. and Secretary Endl
cott seems perfectly willing that this state
of affairs should exist. The outcome will bo
awaited with some interest , as It may inn-
tcrrially affect not only the construction of
the civil service law by the administration ,
but the political chances of the congressman
from the Third district of Indiana.
In Memory of Justice Waltc.
WASHINGTON , April 0. In the supreme !
court to-day , Attorney General Garland pre
sented the resolution recently adopted by
the bar and officers of the court respecting
"Iholatc'Chief ! Justice Walto and spoke ut
some length in eulogy of the deceased.
Justice Miller in receiving the resolutions
also paid an eloquent tribute to the late chief
Justice , and said : "Wo fully appreciate the
great loss which the country , the bar and the
officers of the court have sustained by this
sad event. The blow falls , however , with
more force upon the members of this court
who associated with him in the performance
of Its functions , and who had been accus
tomed to the benefit of his learning and of
Ills ability in the discharge of the duties com
mon to us all. For not only has ho guided
our pathway and lightened our labors uy his
experience , his skill and his practical tact ,
but with an urbanity , and kindliness of heart
rarely , if ever , excelled , ho has won
our affections and attached us to himself , so
that , whUo we sympathize in the public loss ,
each also feels the sorrow of linal separation
from a special friend. "
Justice Miller then announced that the
court would cease to hear arguments on May
4 , and would adjourn for the term on Ahiy 14.
I'ciiHloiiH Granted loivnus.
WASHINGTON , April 9. [ Special Tele
gram to the BEE. ] Original invalid
Thomas U. Hayes , Morning Sun ; Joseph
Lawson , Waukco. Hestoration Francis M.
Myers , Elliott. Restoration , reissue and
increase William Dodds , Alta. Increased
i'oshua A. Hull , Hawkcyo ; Joseph S.Brandt ,
Muscatine ; John Elor , Atlantic ; Homer
Bailey , Maquokcta ; George V. H. Goddard ,
Creston ; James Howard , Moravia ; Gustavus
A. Tilson , Fremont ; John McCue. Oxford ;
John N. Main , Dexter ; William M. Nelson ,
Griswold ; Samuel Gilpin , Beebctown. Ite-
issue Alois Hrotzer , Merrimac ; Jonathan
W. Holding , Mason City. Heissue and in
crease William Dodd , Altn. Original
widows , etc. Solomon , father of Thomas W.
Clapp , Chnriton ; Julia , widow of Daniel
McLaughlln , Cold Water ; James C. , father
of Matthias Brandenburg , Buena Vista ;
Hannah , mother of .Tcsso Horner , Geneva ;
Frederick , father of Oliver Homing , Centra
Point ; Elizabeth , mother of Henry Coates ,
WASHINGTON , April 9 , [ Special Telegram
to the Bii.l The following Nebraska post
masters were appointed to-day : Hawey
Mavcils , Boone , Boone county , vice Martin
E. Stevens , removed ; Sam DerieKson , Dor-
scy. Holt county , vice A. J. Uobcrts , resigned.
The following Iowa postofllces were estab
lished to-day : Bldwell , Wapcllo county ,
Henry Canlield , postmaster ; Likens , Beaten
county , Smith E. Hillyard , postmaster. The
following Iowa postmasters were appointed
to-day : T. C. Blair , Bennett , Cedar county ,
vice Henry M. Hanna , resigned ; John Durk ,
Lahoyt , Henry county , vice John A. Sheri
dan , resigned. Tlio oftlco at Coldw.iter ,
Furnas county , Neb , , will bo discontinued
after April 20.
The Pope to tlio President.
WASHINGTON , April 9. Pope Leo has sent
a letter to President Cleveland , thanking
him for the Jubilco present of n copy
of the constitution. The communica
tion was handed to the president
by Cardinal Gibbons. The pope speaks
of the great distinction of receiving from tlio
ruler of a free people n gift which ho had
never expected to bo sent him , and expresses
his appreciation of the appropriateness of the
present. The pope wishes pcaco and pros
perity , and prays for the American people
and their country , the perpetuation of their
institutions of liberty , and the plcntitude of
God's favor ,
Weaver Will Filibuster.
WASHINGTON , April 9. Representative
Weaver , of Iowa , says another deadlock will
occurr this week if the present onn Is broken
within twenty-four hours. Ho Intends to
oppose the jmssago of the Outhwalto Pacific
railroad bill by dilatory tactics and says.lt
will likely to result In a deadlock of con
siderable duration if there is time within
which the bill may bo taken up.
< ; pts An Indian Atoncy.
WASHINGTON , April 9. The president sent
to the senate this afternoon the nomination
of Danlol W. Butler , of Wasco county , Oregon
gen , to bo Indian agent at Warm Springs
William E Purcell , United States attorney
for Dakota ; J , Tiernan , postmaster , Fort
Howard , Wis.
A Siveepliijj Bill.
\V\sniNOTos , April 9. A bill , general in
its character , forfeiting all lands opposite
railroad lines not completed within the time
specified by law , was agreed to by the house
committee on Pnoillo railroads to-day.
Four bills have been reported by the com
mittee. Tlio bill agreed to to-day is Intended
to cover all unearned iiulroad land grunts
not included in those measures , and the com
mittee estimates the land recovered under
nil of the bills will amount to about fifty mil
I'nnsloiiH Granted Nehrasknns.
WASiu.Sf.TON , ApiM 9. [ Special Telegram
to the Her.--Original ] invalid Isaac A.
Hakcr , Hartlett. Increase Joseph Hosaok ,
Stralton : I.ars W. Anderson , Mlnden. Mcx-
ioan survivors Joshua I. Lampton , Adams.
The Death Hecord.
MixxuAiHiuii , Minn. , April 0. Lewis
Hosjics , president of the First National bank ,
died at Stijlwutcr tUls
MORE WATER THAN IT WANTS
Prohibition Dos Moines Flooded
With the Aqueous Fluid.
HER LiTTLERIVER ON ARAMPAGE
A "Future Addition" Covered Clean
Out of Slnht An Informer Gets
Caught nt the Gnmo Ho
Gave Away ,
The DCS Molncs Hlvcr Flood.
DBS Moixr.s , In. , April 0. [ Special Tele
gram to the HEE.J All day Saturday and
Sunday the DCS Moines river and the Coon
river , which form n Junction nt this city ,
were on the rise. The heavy rains and
freshets in northern lownswcllcd the feeders
of the DCS Molncs , and It has come tearing
down through the city so full that , like n
man in the same condition , It wasn't satisfied
with its own , but insisted on covering the
whole street , As the Ice had all passed out
some time ago , thcro wasn't much danger
from collisions , ns nothing larger than drift
wood and an occasional log or trco has gone
floating by , but any damage the water su-
pernbundan , water , wet , turbulent , uncon
trollable water could do , has been done
along the vicinity of the river.
Beginning tit Prospect park , three miles ns
the river runs , but about half that distance
in a direct line north from the center of the
city , the Hood spread over the beautiful sum
mer resort , sendlntr the danclngplntforui , re
freshment houses and other buildings nil
ulloat. They were caught In tlmo and tied to
the trees , and so will bo there when wanted
next summer. Just across the Sixth nvcuuo
bridge , in North DCS Molncs , is n beautiful
plat of country , which is to constitute one of
the future additions to the city. It was
bought a few days ago by Minneapolis par
ties. If they wanted to see their purchase to
day they would have to visit it in boats and
inspect it in diving suits. Through the cen
ter of this tract runs , the avenue , paved for
half n mile , and the witter was up to thecurb-
Inc , Just longing for a chance ut the cedar
Getting down to thQ business center the
river backed up in many sewers and collars ,
flooding the basement of many dwellings
and business houses. Some concern was
felt for the grand avenue bridge , as the approach
preach on the east was being undermined ,
but workmen soon stopped that. Tlio other
bridges were safely passed till the now tem
porary bridge for the Diagonal railroad ex
tension south was rcachQd. Hero the drift
wood backed up against the tymporary piers
and speedily caused a'Jam ' , which unsettled
two spans and moved them several feet from ,
their foundation. A largo force of men and
teams have worked steadily for twenty-four
hours to keep the bridge from going down
and have so far held it , although It Is badly
damaged. Several houses in the south part of
the city are now Hooded and the families
have been compelled 'to move out , and in
some instances sco their household effects go
floating toward Now Orleans.
The Coon river concluded to tnko n hand in
the base ball business , nnd so backed up and
spread over the Athletic park n foot deep.
This knocks out the , two oxblbkt'on games
with Dubuque sot for Thursday and Friday ,
and it will cost the homo club n good deal of
money to get tno pack in shape again.
So far no casualties have been reported ,
but even a prohibition city in a prohibition
state has to confess tnat for once It has more
water than it wants.The river has scored
fifteen feet above 1 < Jw water mark , the high
est record for many yours.
Iowa's Congressional Timber.
DES MOINCS , April 8. [ Special to the
Bin. : ] The congressional campaigns are
opening actively in several districts. There
will probably bo no opposition to Congress
man Gear's renomination in the First dis
trict. In the Second district Congressman
Hayes is likely to meet with considerable op
position within his parly , although he has
held but one term. The republicans have
hopes that they can unite the decent ele
ments of the democracy upon such a popular
and liberal man as Representative Curtis , a
member of the house from Clinton. If they
can , they will elect him in spite of the heavy
democratic majority in the district. In the
Third district Colonel Henderson of course
will bo his own successor. In the Fourth
district thcro is a lively Held of candidates
for Congressman Fuller's place. Anidng
them are Senator Swcncyof Mitchell county
ox-Senator Glass , of Ccrro Gordo county ,
Hon. John McHugh , of Howard county ,
Sudgo Granger , of Allamakco county , nnd
perhaps Mr. Fuller himself. In the Fifth
district there is not much talk yet of candi
dates , und probably Congressman Kcrr will
bo given u hecond term. In the Sixth dis
trict General Weaver will llnd much opposi
tion within his own party , whether ho claims
the greenback or the democratic party. Sev
eral republicans are being considered ns can
didates against him , the most of them being
from Mahuskn county. Thcro is a hopeful
feeling that if the right man is proposed the
republicans can redeem the district.
In this , the Seventh district , Major Conger
is likely to bo rcnomlnated for Ills third
term. In the Eighth district there are a
number of men who think they can beat
Major Anderson , thu incumbent. Among
these Major Waldcn of Ccntrcville , is at
present tlio most prominently talked of.
In the Ninth district thcro are
several candidates to succeed Major Lyman ,
among them Senator Young , of Atlantic ; ,
Senator Harsh , of Creston ; Editor Stead-
man , of the Council BlulTs Nonpareil and
Major Sapp of that city. In the Tenth dis
trict there will bo u lively light for the nomi
nation ugainbt Major Holmes , the incubcnt.
Some of his friends are .suggesting him for
[ mother term , and in the event of a dead
lock that result Is not inipiobable. Among
other candidates tficro Is Mr. Dolliver , efFort
Fort Dodge , ux-speuker ; Head , of Jefferson
and Senator Browcr , of Hancock county. In
the Eleventh district about the only candi
date mentioned to succeed Mr. Struble is
Mr. Hubbard , of Sioux City , the hon of
Judge Hubbard , who formerly Teprcbcnted
that district in congress.
A KIop For I'uhllc Fnvor.
Dr.s MOINKS , In. , April 8 , [ Special to the
BEE. ] One of the first nets of the new board
of railroad commissioners was to issue an
opinion on the question of the scarcity of
cars in northwcotcrpIflwa. Frequent complaints
plaints were made during the full and winter
that shippers in that locality could not ob
tain sufllcicnt cars to parry off their crops.
The railroad companies , though appealed to ,
were unable to glvo relief , but claimed that
they did the best possible with
the emergency. The commissioner ! ! ,
in their review of the case ,
sharply criticised the railroads in n rather
unreasonable tone. They admit that the
railroads bad no reason expect an unusual
demand for cars in that part of thestuto
When bhort crops wore the rule in other parts
of the state. They admit that the railroad
companies furnished all the cars they hud at
hand , nnd kept cars loaded with hay standing
on tlio tracks in Chicago for several days
when the consignees were unable to unload
them. But conceding ull that , they still in-
sibt that thu railroads ought to have been
prepared for the rush and in some way have
taken better care of tlio shippers. The tone
of this opinion Is BO different from the opin
ions given by members of the commission a
few weeks ago , when the same subject was
up for discussion , that it looks as if they
were getting ready to catch the popular
breeze in view of the coming election.
Fell Into Jlis Own Trap.
DES MuiM'.s , In. , April 0 , . [ Special Tele
gram to the UIE. : ] Last Friday a man
named Shock Ley , living at Montezuma , Vow-
cehcik county , wcut to tbo slicrill and told.
him of a plot to murder n man named Harvey
Halncs , living four miles In the country.
Ho said that the man who plotted the crime ,
Clint Hanscll , had asked him to Join him , but
bo drew the line on murder and wanted to
keep out of it. The sheriff doubted the plot ,
but Saturday his Informant came again and
said the deed was to bo done that night. Ac
cordingly the sheriff , with n deputy , started
for the locality. Ho Informed Hnines of
what was proposed nnd awaited develop
mcnts. The sheriff remained In tbo house
with Hnlncs , but his deputy and n neighbor
ing farmer whom they took along accreted
themselves in n shed a short distance from
About tl o'clock a noise was heard in the
yard nnd soon after two men approached the
house and rapped on the door. Huincs asked
what was wnntod , nnd one of the men re
plied that ho wanted to sco him. The sheriff
told Halncs to open the door , and ns ho did
so the men entered and told him to throw up
his hands. At thin he yelled lustily , and the
sheriff advanced from ids hiding place nnd
llrcd at the Intruders. One of them started
to run but was met by tlio party in the shed
who began tiring , shooting the fugitive Just
below the shoulder blade , the shotgun In-
Hiding a fatal wound. The other man was
found crouching by the door nnd proved to
bo Shockley , the Informant , who was lodged
in Jail. Unities is n bachelor living alone ,
and it was supposed had considerable money
In the house. _
A I'atr of llrutnl Murderers.
Dis : Moi.xni , In. , April 8. ( Special to
the Br.n.J Two Important murder trials have
been in progress the past week In different
parts of the state. They both show n depth
of depravity that Is revolting to the intelli
gence o' the people of Iowa. At Wnverly ,
the man Hillings charged with the murder of
young Klugsley , the county attorney , has
been having his flrst trial. The evidence
produced before the grand Jury showed not
only n personal corruption that forbids
description In the case of the defendant him
self , but also the existence of a conspiracy of
the most fiendish character to break down
nnd ruin the young man. Tlmo may have
mitigated somewhat public feeling toward
Billings , but if sentiment Is ns strong no was
it was at the time of the murder , thcro will
bo a very general disposition to tnko the law
and carry It out without the assistance of the
sheriff if the Jury fails to do its duty.
At Vintou , ou a change of venue , the second
end trial of Buhmann , charged with the
murder of Brown nt Gladbrook , m Tamil
county , Is now in progress. This murder oc
curred Just before election and grew out of u
saloon quarrel. Brown having appeared before
fore the grand Jury and given evidence
against Bunmann. for violation of the pro
hibitory law. Public sentiment Is very
strongly against the dcscndaut in this in
stance , uud his conviction is confldcntly ex
Indignant at Weaver.
DBS MOINES , April 8. [ Special to the
BCK.J This legislature is entitled to credit
to for some good measures as well ns for
some vicious ones. One of the best laws it
has passed Is ono providing for boards of
control to have charge of all public works
in cities of the first-class. Under the sys-
tetn that Jias prevailed In the past great
abuses and no little corruption have been
fostered. Whllo nldcrmcn havebeca al
lowed a nominal salary of but ? 50 ft year ,
their income in some instances reached into
the thousands. They would mauage to have
themselves charged with the execution or the
oversight of some contract of
public work , out of which
they .would manage to inako n handsome sum
for themselves. The new law provides n
board of control , consisting of two members ,
who are to bo paid salaries not to exceed
$2,500 and are to give their whole time to the
public service. They are to have entire
charge of the execution of all contracts for
city work , sucli as paving , sewering , grading ,
Ctc.t and are forbidden to haven cent's worth
of individual interest in any sucli contract.
The aldermen are held down to tlio simple
business of making ordinances nnd doing
what Is properly aldermanic work. For this
they are to bo allowed $ i ! . " > 0 a year under an
other new law Just passed. This will strike
nt the root of corruption in moro than ono
Iowa city , and inako boodlcnsm much more
difficult nnd practically impossible.
Know When to Use n Gun.
MONTE/.UMA , La. , April 0. [ Special Tele
gram to the Bnc. ] Last Saturday night
Mr. and Mrs. .Tack , living flvo miles south of
town , went to visit a sick neighbor , leavin ?
the house in clinrgo of their two daughters ,
twelve and fourteen years old. About 0
o'clock the girls heard someone trying one of
the windows. The intruder failed there , and
went to another and then to a door , but
lolled to find cither open. Tlio girls were
frightened nearly to death , and Just as the
burglar resumed his uttaek upon the lirst
window ono of the girls spied a shotgun in a
corner. Quickly seizing it she lired ut the
window. There was a crashing of glass and
n sudden departure of the burglar. It , is not
known whether ho was hit or not , but the
town is singing the praises of the plucky girl
who proved equal to the trying einergcncy.
"Will Adjourn To-day ,
DES MoiNia : , April 0. [ Special Telegram
to the Bun. ] The house to-day cut the
string tlmt tied up the motion to adjourn and
left the hour fixed for to-morrow noon. In
consequence both scnuto and house bavo
been working very rapidly this afternoon and
evening , getting ready to go homo to-mor
row. A largo number of bills of minor im
portance have been passed , and about all the
appropriation bills. There was some light
in the hoiibo over the appropriation for thu
stuto university , as there is a strong preju
dice against it on the part of many , but the
bill finally went through us reported by the
A IIlow nt Iloodlerlsin.
DCS MOI.NEH , April 8. [ Special to the
Buic.J Tlio people of Iowa arc Justly Indig
nant at the cour.su taken by Congressman
Weaver on the bill for refunding the direct
tax. Ho has been assisting the southern
democrats In their filibustering tactics und
working against the interests of his own
state , would have returned to it under this
bill f , ! S4,000. The money would bo very nc-
ccptublo now for meeting the outstanding
warrants and putting the state completely
out of debt. Why General Weaver should
act so completely in dcllailre of the senti
ments of the peoplcof his state , is something
which neither democrats nor republicans can
Fell From the Third Story.
DES MOINES , la. , April 9. [ Special Tele
gram to the Uiis. : ] Whllo the Salvation
Army parade was passing the exposition ,
about i o'clock , n little child by the name of
McNIchols , In charge of its grandmother ,
was looking from a third story window , when
U fell to the ground , and wus crushed bo tlmt
it died within an hour.
DKS MOISES , la. , April 9. In the senate
at the morning session tbo following bills
To distribute the taxes on telegraph and
telegraph property to the several counties
where lines are located.
Ueaibtilcting thobtute Into representative
districts according to the present law.
Fixing the per diem und expenses of trus
tees of state institutions , members of visit
ing committee to the hospital for the insane
and regents of the state university.
Legalizing the acknowledgment of convey
ances , and of power of attorney uiudo by
Hazcn Wilson , attornpj'-in-fact for Joscpn
Releasing certain penalties for failure to
make-and file rcinirts In sales of Intoxicating
liquors by tbo holders of permits.
Relating to the construction of sewers in
cities having n population of 30,000 or over.
Authorizing cities of the first class to IcVy
additional taxes to section -101 of the code.
Hcgulatlng the Issuance and payment of
warrants of the flrst nnd second classes and
these organized under special charters.
Kcqulrlng that warrants bo paid in the
order of registration.
Allowing any one having property dam
aged by domestic animals running nt large ,
to hold such animals or animal till the dam
ages are paid.
At the afternoon session , house fllo 501.
authorizing incorK | > ratcd towns to refund
their outstanding bonded debt , was passed.
The bill passed , providing for the proper
Interment of the remains of victims of tho.
Spirit Lake massacre and the erection of a
commemorative monument , appropriating
Senate file 2T1 , amending the military code ,
relating to the duration of encampments ,
allowing each company ? 12 < " > annually for
rent , etc. , each band $ T5 , and making an njv-
prlutlou of $ ' . ' 0,000 for the uniform fund , was
At the evening session , house fllo 3tQ
passed to punish bribe taking or offering by
or to n state , county , township , city school or
House fllo Ml passed appropriating $15,000
to bo depositedwith | wardens of penitent iarlcs
to enable discharged convicts to lend better
The general appropriations bill passed
both houses. It amounts to about
The bill passed providing for the building
of dish dams across the outlets of certain
hikes and chains of lakes.
The bill was lost providing for a state board
The substitute for house file 85 , the bill to
prevent nnd punish pools , trusts and conspir
acies , passed.
The bill which passed the senate amending
the military code , was laid over.
The legislature will adjourn sine die , to
morrow , at 12 o'clock.
An Unknown Person Fatally Shoots
an Kx-City Marshall of Licndvillc.
LBAUVIM.E , Colo. , April 0. [ Special Tele
gram to the Bun. ] Between 4 nnd 5 o'clock
this morning the attention of Ofllccrs Morgan
and Williams was attracted by n shot on
Harrison avenue near State street , and
hastening in the direction of the shot they
found n crowd gathered in front of a house ,
where on u pavement lay Mart Duggan with
n bullet hole behind his right ear from which
the blood was gushing furiously. The onlccrs
nt once took him to n drug store and called
two physicians , who declared the
wound fatal. Duggan was then
taken to his home on West Fourth street ,
where ho regained consciousness , and to
questions by his wlfo answered that Builoy
Voungson had shot him. Ho said he and
Youngson were walking arm in arm on Harrison
risen uvenuo when the latter shot him with
out any provocation. Later , however , Dug-
gan told Dr. Mac Lean tlmt ho did not know
who had shot him , but thcro was quite a
crowd around him nt the time ami some of
their number would know. Dr. Mac Lean
then said to Duggnn that no ono seemed
to know who hud llrcd the shot and
in answer to this Duggan declared that ho
would not tell who it was. A few minutes
before 11 o'clock Justice Angler called at the
bomo of Duggan to try to obtain a statement
re'gurdlng the affair , but the wounded man
refused to declare WnC Ilia assailant wus.
From the tuner Of the remarks ha filiilo to
Justice Quingly it was evident ho expected to
recover , ns ho intimated that ho would wreak
vengeance on his assailant as soon as ho was
able to bo on the streets again. Duggnn
passed away shortly after this interview
with Justice Qulgloy and the contradictory
character of his declarations as to who was
concerned in the shooting surrounds the af
fair with considerable my. tery. Bailey
Youngson is iildennnn from the Second
ward nnd proprietor of the Texas house. Ho
is under urrest , together with n man named
Charrington , on suspicion of connection with
the tragedy. Duggan has been well known
in camp since iSTb' , ho being the first marshall -
shall of the city. His aggressive measures
local politics has made him many enemies ,
and it is thought souio of them are Implicated
in his murder.
A BOY HANGS IIIMSKLF.
Taking His Iiif'c Because Ho Was
Compelled to Attend School.
LOUISVILLE , Ky. , April 0. [ Special Tele
gram to the Br.u. ] George Baurla , the 13-
year-old son of Frank Baurla , a well-to-do
citizen of Jcffersonville , Ind. , hanged himself
to-day. The boy had been a truant from
school for some time , nnd was known as
thoroughly bad. His father this morning
forced him to start to school. The family
supposed ho hud been there xvhcn ho returned
at noon , and that ho had gone again when he
loft after dinner. His little sister , Molllo ,
went to the coal shed about 4 o'clock , and
when she opened the door she saw her
brottier dangling from a rafter at the end of
her Jumping-rope , dead.
A Very Dclllruto Suicide.
HAIU.ISM , Mo. , April t ) . [ Special Telegram
to the Br.B.J Ono of ths coolest and most
deliberate acts of suicide ever witnessed was
committed early this morning , on the Wabash
railroad , three hundred yards from the
Harlem terminus of the Hannibal bridge.
The Chicago express of the Wnbash , duo in
this city at 7:80 : o'clock , had left the Harlem
station and was rounding the curve when
the engineer discovered a man walking upon
the tracks about fifty yards ahead.
Ho blow the whlbtlo and rang the
bell to apprise the stranger of his
danger , The rnun stepped abide , apparently ,
to allow the train to pass , but when the train
got witnln 100 feet of him , ho again stepped
upon the track and began walking unconcern
edly iilong. The engineer blow the whistle
and ordered the Jlrcman to get out on the
pilot and shout at the man , The stronger
did not give the slightest heed to the warn
ing signals nnd the cries of the flruiuun and
when the engine was within a coupln of feet
of him ho suddenly turned and faced It , Ho
wus struck by the cow catcher und thrown
down the embankment twenty feet. Ho was
dead when he reached the bottom.
Nrw YOIIK , April 9. [ Special Telegram
to the Hue ] Arrived The Wcrra from
Bremen j the Egypt from Liverpool ,
Qui'.B.NbTOW.v , April 9. Arrived The Ohio
from New York ; the British Prince from
Philadelphia ; the Vinelaud from Boston ,
LivEiirooi. , April 9. Arrived The Spain
from New York.
lUMiiuun , April 9. Arrived The Wlelaml
from New York.
GLASGOW , April 0. Arrived The State of
Nevada and the Anchor from New York.
NEW YOIIK , April 9. [ Special Telegram to
the BEE. ] Several papers hero published
statements concerning Blalno's health , re
porting him In bettor condition than indicated
in yesterday's dispatch to the BISB. Weigh
ing conflicting reports , ono against tlio other ,
it may safely bo argued that Blame is really
n sick man. Nevertheless it is evident many
people who want him to bo the republican
nominee want him regarded us good nnd
Bismarck Herloiibly Sick.
NEW YOUR , April 9. [ Special Telegram to
the BuB.J-iTho Sun's Berlin cablegram
declares that Bismarck is so sick as to ex
cite alarm , but the utmost secrecy Is main
tained about the details of his disease. Ills
health hus been bad along time , and ho bus
not gotten over his grief for the old emperor.
The Kate War Kndcd.
CIIICAOO , April 9--Tho Burlington road
hus restored the rates on freight , and to all
intents and purposes this means the end of
the freight rate war , Uutei on graiii will be
restored April li.
CfliWINC DANGEROUSLY ILL
A Smldon Olmugo For the
Alarms Hlu Physlclnna.
SOME SYMPTOMS OF DELIRIUM ,
To Ilollevo Ills llrnln n Very DellcntO
Surgical Operation Is Performed
nnd He May Llvo Forly-
In the Shadow.
Nn\v YOIIK , April 9. [ Special Telegram to
the Bnn.--Thonows that Hoscoo Colliding
has boon in thu Jnw of death will doubtlcri
proves n surprise and shock to the hnmcdliito
friends nnd acquaintances of the cx-scnator.
Mr. Conkling'a Illness is directly nttributa *
bio to the bllzrard , but It Is now hoped his vig
orous constitution will enable him to over
come the sickness tlmt has stricken him nml
that his name will not bo added to the lonff
list of the bll/znrd victims. Throughout last
Thursday nnd Friday Mr. Coupling's condi
tion was serious , but on Saturday n change for ?
the better ensued and the improvement waste
to marked that his wife was permitted to sco
him for n short time yesterday afternoon.
Whllo struggling homo through the stortn
of March li ! Mr , Conkllng lost his way lu'
Union square , and wandered around In the
snowdrifts ( or over llftccn minutes before
regaining knowledge of his whereabouts.
Ho finally reached the Hoffmann house in an
almost exhausted condition , and although ho
had apparently recovered the following day ,
n cold which ho had contracted grew worst )
until about n fortnight since ho complained
of a pain in his head nnd cars , Friday.Mnrch
1)0 ) , Dr. Cornelius Agnew was summonedand
pronounced him to be suffering from an abs
cess in the ear. The ailment Increased until
meningitis was developed. Mr. Conkllng's
brain became affected , and Thursday ho bo-
caino violently delirious. Since then the phyV
sicluns have concealed his true condition nnd
kept everybody away from him , not even al
lowing his wife In the sick room until yes
terday. Ho is apparently somewhat improved
[ Press. ] Hoscoo Conkling'a condition
changed much for the worse last night. Ho
was buoyed up In the evening by tbo pres
ence of his wife , whom ho had not been per
mitted to sec since bis illness became serious.
After her departure ho sank Into n stupor *
from which ho aroused but at long intervals
und threatened to display symptoms of uo-
llrlniu. Dr. Agnew , the eminent oculist ,
called at Conkllng's residence lust night. At ; ,
the time of his leaving the patient seemed to
bo not much worse , though his temperature
hud risen perceptibly. Dr. FonVco Barker
mild to-day that bo feared Conkllng's oculniV
trouble had caused an affection of the brnhi
which may prove fatal. "All I rare to say
Just now , " said Dr. Barker , "is that Mr
Colliding has had a bad change within the
past twenty-four hours and is very poorly in >
deed. I have called in Dr. Sands and Dr.
Deluflcld nnd they , in company with Dr ,
Agnew and myself , will visit the patient tula
At 2 : < IO p. in. Conkllng's condition was un
changed from the last report. At 2 o'clock'
Dr.s. Sands , Dclalleld , Barker and Aguow
called at Conkling's house and had n consul
tation. A few minutes after Hamilton Fish
called , but was not admitted. Dr. Burkcr , nt
the conclusion of the conference , said
tlio patient's condition was very
unpromising ; that ho was suffer
ing" ' from inflammation of the ear ,
which hud extended to yisjnowhrnncB of the
brain. The probabilities were lliat-G lli ? * '
would not recover , though there was n pea ?
slbility thut ho might get well. His temper-
uturo wus lOltJ mui i8 , | | , uig0 100. Dr. " Udr
her did not think there would bo any marked
change In the patient's conUltlon for perhaps
twelve hours. There is no person admitted ;
to the sick room but the nurse nnd Mrs.
Colliding , and all callers at the house are
denied admittance. ,
The surgeons in attendance determine (
this afternoon tlmt an operation was the oiily' . ,
way to save tlio life of the ox-senator. They
therefore cut away u portion of the temporal
bono and found a secretion of mutter wblcM
was removed. Tlio operation was n very ,
successful one and gives the patient n clmncft
of life. At o'clock p. m. Colliding remains
unconscious , but the surgeons ontertuiiv
hopes of his recovery now.
At 0:80 : the physicians regard his condition
as more favorable. Mr. Colliding will prol > j
ably remain unconscious all night because ox
an [ esthetic which wus administered. Dr ,
Barkers and Sand left the .sick chamber u&
9:1.1 : and will not return till 0 n , in , to-morrowl ]
The surgical operation performed upon thq
distinguished patient this evening was art
delicate one. U consisted in the cutting anft (
removal of n part of the temporal bone , thql
Incision being made upon the promincncq !
which may bo felt Just behind the car.
neiith this lies tlio incchanlbin of the car.
and In cases in which this mechanism bcv ,
comes Involved In serious supporatlon , nB ir * .
this instance. It becomes necessary to maki
an opening through which the pus may bi
drawn olf. When the region of tlio lnnei ,
ear was reached the membrane beneath th (
bone was cut through , a drainage tube wal
inserted and about an ounce of pus dratuc ,
from the head , apparently affording thrf
patient great relief.
At midnight Mr. Conkllnc was walking up I
and down his room In a half delirious coiuu1 1
tlon. Ho sent for Edward S. Stokes , anflj
when honrrlvcd , Colliding said to him : "EaJr
It Is no use , I urn gone. I nave fought nualnsa
this for some time , and I cannot stand it any
longer. " Mr. Stokes in going out saw Dr ,
Sands at tlio door. He asked the doctor 16
Colliding had any chanco. Dr. Sands Huldijl
"Ho may live forty-eight hours , but I < Jou.pt > |
it. " Colliding Insists on rising and walldnjj
about his room , but docs so in a delirium , off.
he has not regained consciousness.
At 1 : ! ! 0 n. m. there was little difference ittj
the condition of Mr. Conkling. Ho was Bin' '
ting up and was blightly delirious ,
Vlfiy-ttlx Prisoners Within TwelVQ
Iloiiru of Freedom. :
ST. Josni'ii , Mo. , April 0. ( .Special Telcn
grajn to tlioBiiH. ] Hud it not been for nn
occidental discovery of u deputy sheriff to
day , fifty-nix prisoners In the BuchananJ
county Jail would Imvo made their escape.
In making his rounds tlio deputy's attention'
was attracted to u hcup of old. clothes mid
rubbish in mi unoccupied cell In the southeast ]
corner of tlio Jail , Upon investigation ho
discovered a hole nearly three feet square h
the walls of the Jull. work having been oomr
mcnced on a Hecond wall of concrete. The' '
shorin" Is of thu opinion that the prisoners' intended - '
tended to tunnel ti distance of sixteen fbct to,1
un open wall Hoparatlng the jail und courtt ,
house yard. Four Iron window bars wcrflf
discovered In another cull , uud it in thought)1 )
the work wus done with thoso. Thcro Was )
not moro than twelve hours work betweeitf *
the prisoners and freedom. Among the prls ?
onsra are Peter llconclt und Louis UuHlngs , '
the wife murderers. Uullings is now boliifi"
tried in the criminal court and Hoonek h/
under sentence of death.
A Normal School Ilurnrd.
TKIIIIB HAUTB , Ind. , April 0. The stuto
normal bchool burned completely this morn
ing , Eight hundred pupils were in the buildIng -
Ing when the lira broke out. All escaped
without a scratch , but lost moat Ot
their books und wraps , III pursuance/
of the policy of the btate , there
Was no insurance , on the structure. Its cost
wus $ lb,000 ! , of which the city of Terra
Iluuto gave f-MJOM in addition to grounds.
It wus from the btcps of this building that
President Cleveland spoke when ho was hero
lust fall. Temporary quarters have been no *
cured and nearly ull the studcnta , wlllro *
main m fcchool.
A Prominent WyonilsiK Man Boadr
CnisvE.NNU , Wyo , , April 9. [ Special Tcli
gram to the Bcu J Jainc * Polk Uoblnson , a
prominent democratic politician , and for the *
jwBt year county attorney ol Swcetwntep
county , died nt Kock Sprint's , tills
last cvcuiug ,
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