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PHE OMAHA DAILY BEE
SEVENTEENTH YEAE. , FRIDAY MORNING , APIIIL 13 , 1888. NUMBER 300- ,
IT BROKE ON THE NINTH DAY
Democrats Down the Republicans
On the House Deadlock.
KING CAUCUS WON THE FIGHT.
Nchrnxkn City AVnnis Another UrldRO
Nlobrnrn Imiul Olllcc Removed
to O'Neill The 1'nclllo
The Northern Men Surrendered.
WASHINGTON BUIIEAIJ TIIBOMAIIA HRE , )
M3 FOUHTBENTII SJTIIKKT , V
WASIIINOTON. D. C. . April 12.1
A regular old time rebel yell followed the
break of tlio deadlock in the house of repre
sentatives this afternoon , and much to the
Mirprlso of everybody the northern delegates ,
"thoso allies of the confederacy , " that Sen
ator Ingalls recently alluded to , to-dayjoined
lustily In the din. "Surrendered to the
brigadiers , " "Tho confederacy is again In the
saddle , " "Tho brigadiers are now on top , "
"Tho southern democracy In congress once
moro rules the northern dough face , " and kin
dred expressions were heard on the republican
side when Speaker Carlisle declared the house
ndjounied , It was Indeed acomplcto surrender
of the northern democrats to to their confed
erate allies of the only question for which
they have during the session fought in
dlvldually In the interest of their con
stituents , and If the constituents
of these men can bo reconciled
to this it will be strange. The republicans
bollovo that there will bo many representa
tives of the northern democratic districts
who will bo called to account ntthc approachIng -
Ing elections nnd asked to retire to private
life , where they will have tlmo , for contrit-
tlon. The only democrat who had the courage
to vote as his constituency desired was Mr.
Sowdcn of Pennsylvania , und he did it in the
fnco of threats of direful vengeance from not
only the unreconstructed members , but
northern democrats who flocked around him
nnd did their best to drive him Into line
under the party lush.
Itwnsn gnlu occasion for the brigadiers.
They are in high spirits to-night. The fixing
of December 0 for consideration of the direct
tax bill by the caucus last night is not con
sidered obligatory , and does not Indicate
itefinit'cly that the measure will como up in
this congress. If the confederates really In
tended to give the bill n fair chance they
would have permitted it to cotno to n vote
during the deadlock.
AN KCIIO FItOM Till : IIE.MOC11ATIO CAMP ,
Ono of the echoes from the demoralized
democratic camp since the deadlock was
broken and it comes from a most authentic
source is that the fillibustcring movement
originated in the demand made by the admin
istration that a record on the bill should not
bo made until after the presidential
election. Speaker Carlisle was entrusted
with the direction of the matter. Gates was
chosen from necessity by him to lead the op
position. It hud to bo some one from the
south. The original amendment was that
fillibustcring should bo resorted to only long
enough to force the bill past the two dajs
allowed for consideration , and then it would
bo forced on the calendar as unfinished busi
ness , when it could be antagonized by appro
priation bills whenever it should como up ,
mid in this way forced over to the next scs
sion. In the canvass for support an unex
pected current of opposition was stirred up
where support was expected , and that side
commenced a canvas in opposition to the filli-
buHterers , and between the contending forces
on that sldo the leaders lost their heads , The
radical rulings of the speaker gave such
wide opportunities for dilatory motions that
the movement grew beyond their con
trol and much bud blood was cngcn
dercd , and It could not bo stopped
except uy a complete surrender to the lllli-
blistering compromise. What was agreed to
in the caucus amounts to nothing. It was
the only salvo thrown to the northern wing
nnd means a complete surrender.
4Tiiuu luiiixii : rou NKIIUAMIA CITV.
A bill was introduced In the senate to-day
by Mr. Paddock , authorizing the construc
tion of a wagon and foot passenger bridge
across the Missouri rU'cr ut or near Nebraska
City by that municipal corporatloh. The toll
to bo charged for vehicles and foot passen
gers Is to bo approved by the secretary ol
war , who will also pass upon the plans am'
specifications of the bridge. If the structure
shall bo made with unbroken and continuous
bpans it shall have three or moro
channel spans , and shall not bo of
less elevation in any case than
fifty feet above the cxtrcmohlgh water mark ,
nor shall the space bo less than three
hundred feet in length , and the piers shall bo
parallel with the current of tliq river , am
the main span shall bo over the main channel
of the river nnd not less than three hundred
fcut in length. By nets of congress in IS'
and 1870 , railroad und wagon bridges were
nilthorl/ed to bo constructed across the rlvoi
nt Nebraska City , but it is understood that
the charters were assigned to the Chicago
Burlington & Qulncy railroad company , am
it is Intended that this shall bo made to and
kept by the coriwrution of Nebraska City.
IIKMOVAI. OK TUB NioiiiiAiiA i.AS'D cri'ici : ,
Thu president has issued an order , at the
request of Secretary Vllas , removing the lam !
office from Nlobrnra to O'NIull , Crcightoi
ivns also a candidate for the ofllce but with
drew in favor of O'Niell. Of course there is
no politics in this removal , as Secretary Vilus
would not lot politics outer into n matter of
this kind. Pat Tohey , who voted for Cleveland
land In the Chicago convention , convinost :
Secretary Vllas that Niobrara wasn mini
hole , and a very unhealthy place for the
land otllco to live ; that men hud malaria and
colds when they went to Nlotmiru on bus !
liens. Mr , Tohey being well kno'.vn to the
citizens of'North ' Nebraska as nhumantariai :
"Would not misrepresent the facts. It is con
ceded by nil now that since the retirement ol
Lumar. the interior department is bomt ,
worked for ull it Is worth , politically.
TIM : I'AriKir mn : NIIING inu , .
Chairman Outhwaile , of the committee on
Pacific rallroiuls , said tonlay that ho intends
to urge the house to grant an opportunity ti
complete consideration of the Pacific railroat
refunding bill , and that u final vote wil
llkuly bo secured in n week or two , The
friends of the bill are anxious to have it dis
posed of. It is generally conceded that the
discussion of the turlft bill will coinoup with
out interruption on next Tuesday , and will
occupy the lloor five days In each week until
the latter part of next month. Opportunity
may bo given for consideration of n few
incafturcs of general interest during this
tlmo besides the appropriation bills , Ar
rangements arc being made to attempt to
pass the river nnd harbor bill under u sus
pension of the rules on next Monday.
IXrilKASB OF TUB HANK CIHCl'LtTION ,
Chairman Wllklns , of the committee on
banking and currency , says that ho bus lost
nil hopes of finishing the consideration of his
bill to iucrcuso national bank circulation to
i the par value of bonds deposited , which
measure is now unfinished business on the
house calendar. Tito grcenbackers and in
flationists generally have threatened to filll-
buster agaliibt this bill if it is culled up again ,
nnd rather than consume valuable time ami
bo compelled to abandon it , Mr. Wilkius pro-
lent to let it dlo on the calendar in its present
* < m THE rot'Ncir , DLVITS ruiiuiNa.
Tie ) following bids were opened by the
supervising architect of the treasury to-day
for supplying the standard and special furni
ture for the postofttco building at Council
Bluff * , la. : Otto Duke & Co. . Baltimore ,
JC.447 ; Hersre it Co. , Buffalo , $7W2j Kobcrt
Mitchell Furniture company , Cincinnati ,
tl,01'J ; John Moore. & Co , Syracuse , t5.87l ;
Conun Brothers Furniture compauy , Toledo ,
M,67i 8 Thomas KujsVe Co. , Chicago , 5S.Ul ,
Faigo & Silsbce Manufacturing company ,
Knst Saglnaw , fV785 , and the Phoenix Fur-
Ultuiu company , Grand Kuiiuls , t5bbl.
f. W. Wells , of Scliuyler , , Ncu. , who ! .
boon hero several days , leaves for his home
to-morrow Via New York.
Ex-Heprcsentntlvo John A. Kasson of
Iowa is in the city.
WASHINGTON , April 12. [ Special Telegram
to the Bni : . ] Private William Parker , Troop
K , Ninth cavalry , now with his troop nt Fort
Hohinson , Nebraska , is transferred to the
Tenth cavalry , and will bo sent to the head
quarters of that regiment at Santa Fc , New
Mexico , for assignment to a troop by the reg
imental commander. The entire cost trans-
jwrtntion and subsistence attending this
transfer will bo charged against the soldier
on the next muster und pay roll of the troop
to which ho may bo assigned.
Captain David A. Lylc , ordinance depart
ment , Is ordered from Hoston to the Water-
town arsenal on temporary service.
Colonel Daniel McClure , assistant pay
master general , Is relieved from duty in the
Division of the Atlantic and ordered to await
orders nt his home.
Colonel Uodnoy Smith , assistant paymas
ter general , is ordered to duty as chief pay
master in the Division of the Atlantic.
War Private William H. Martin , company
F , Eighteenth Infantry , now with his corn-
pony at Fort Luavcnworth , Kan , , is trans
ferred to the hospital corps as n private. Ho
will bo sent to Camp Sheridan , Wyoming
territory , and upon the receipt of this order
nt that post the commanding ofllccr will
order him to report to the post surgeon for
duty at the hospital ,
The superintendent of the recruiting ser
vice will cause twenty recruits to bo prepared
and forwarded to such point or points In the
Department of the Platte ns the command
ing general of the department shall desig
nate , for assignment to the Twenty-first in
fantry. Tlio rccruitH will bo distributed as
equitably as practicable nmongthe companies
of the regiment. The superintendent of the
recruiting service will cause forty recruits
to be prepared and forwarded , under proper
charge , to such pointer points in tlio Depart
ment of thu Columbia as tlio commanding
general of the department shall designate
for assignment to the Fourth in
fantry. The recruits will be distribu
ted ns equitably as practicable among the
companies of the regiment. Also thirty re
cruits to bo prepared and forwarded , uuder
proper charge , to such point or points in the
Department of the Missouri as thocommand-
ing general of the department shall design ,
and for assignment to the Tenth infantry.
The discharge of First Sergeant Jacob C.
Millisaek , Company P. , Eighteenth Iowa
infantry volunteers , May 2U , IMlfi , is amended
to take effect May 0 , IStH. Ho is mustered
into service as first lieutenant of thcsamo
company and regiment , tD date May 7 , 1804 ,
mustered out and honorably discharged ns
first lieutenant May 21) , I S ( > T , and ho is mus
tered for pay in this grade during the ccriod
embraced between the aforesaid dates.
Private Lemuel S. Smith , Company II. ,
Seventh Infantry , now at Camp Pilot Butte ,
Wyoming territory , is transferred to the
hospital corps ns a private.
Private Kobcrt I. Turnbull , Company H. ,
Seventeenth infantry , now with his company ,
having enlisted while a minor without the
consent of his parents or guardian , will bo
discharged from the service of thu United
States on receipt of this order by the com
manding oflleer of his station.
The commanding general , Department of
Dakota , will grant furlough for four months
to Commissary Sergeant Henry S. Ames-
bury , now on duty at Fort Missoula , Mon
"What Will Iho House lo.
WASHINGTON , April 12. There was a good
deal of speculation among members of the
house after adjournment to-day as to the
probable course of business in tlio immediate
future , and not a few members were con
gratulating themselves upon the fact that the
swamp land indemnity bill , which was the
special order for to-day , had boon sent back
to its remote place on the calendar. A strong
opposition had been worked up airainst this
particular measure , and it was feared insist-
unco upon its consideration would ies > ult in a
repetition of the events of the past week. It
was broadly hinted that the obstructive tac
tics , ostensibly against the direct tn\ bill ,
were really in a large part directed against
the swamp land bill. As it is , the special
orders made by the house on recommendation
of the committee on rule * , covering the pies-
cnt and last week , have all been swept aside.
Nebraska nnd lo\vn PuitHlouq.
WASHINGTON , April 12.- [ Special Telegram
to the BKU. ] The following pensions wore
granted to Nebraskans to-day ; Original
invalid William P. Parker , Indianola ;
Stephen Doltch , Malcom ; Josiah H. Harp ,
Belvidero ; August Pricstorff , Scott. In
crease William II. Bennett , Omaha. Mex
ican survivors Henry Buck , Decatur ;
William Kapp , Omaha.
Pensions for lowunst Original Invalid
George W. Downing. What Cheer ; Julius C.
Bradley , Macedonia ; William Bell , Tabor ;
William Doty. Volga ; Andrew J. Detuek ,
Leon ; Joseph B. Hiehardson , Corydon ;
David A Sawyers , Muohsburgh. Increase
William Long , Kemscn. Hcissup James .T.
Gnluwny , Eldon. Mexican survivors Jacob
ICrckll , Burlington.
Favor the Amendment.
WASHINGTON , April 12. The intcr-stato
commerce commission during March entered
upon n somewhat extensive Investigation of
the matter of under billing. As n result the
commission announces that it concurs with
the various boards of trade and commercial
bodies from the larger cities of the country
which have requested an amendment of thu
law , by imposing : i small penalty upon ship
pers who , uy falbobilling , fulso classification ,
1'also weighing or false report of weight , or
by other devices , knowingly and wilfully ob
tain transportation for their property at less
than regular rates.
HayH Hlnlno IN Not Sick.
Wis-iiixoiox , April 12. Dr. G. W. Pope ,
of this city , who was Blaino'B physician
when ho was in Washington , said to a re
porter to-nigl.t that the rumors that Ulalnu
had kidney diseases and diabetes were un
founded. The doctor thought that probably
Bhitno was suffering from nervous debility ,
augmented perhaps , by u Might attack of
dyspepsia , caused by overwork aud failure
and to talto huftlciont exercises ,
WASHINGTON , April 12. The senate to-dny
confirmed the following : J. L. Logan , of
New York , to bo associate Justice of the supreme
promo court of Idaho ; Knos Green , Indian
agent , for the Sacs and Foxes in Iowa ; J. H.
Wood worth , register of the land ofllco , at
Menasha , Wis ; J. H. Andrick , postmaster ,
at McGregor , In.
Paid Dollar lor Dollar.
WASHINGTON , April 12. The comptroller
of the currency declared n first and final
dividend of 100 per cent and interest in full ,
payable nu and after the 10th inst. In favor ol
the creditors of the Metropolitan National
bank of Cincinnati on claims anountlng to
WASHINGTON , April 12. [ Special Telegram
to the ULK.John ] Do Marsh was to-day
appointed postmaster ut Waldcn , Kcokuk
county , la. , vice Juuics Davis , resigned.
LOUISVILU : , April 12. Mary Smith , who
has kept house for two farmers named Hill ,
near Jamestown , lied to a neighbor's yester
day for her life. Three weeks ago they had
killed two peddlers , forcing her to bold them.
Hy threats of death they hud kept her silent.
Now they were talking of killing her. TwA
weeks ago hogs weio found eating human
remains near Hill's farm , and the remains ol
the peddlers WITH later discovered in a cavp.
The Hills havo-bccn lodged in Jail ,
AVIIl Vote on Prohibition.
AI.IUMN. . , YM April 12. A resolution
providing for aubuiUslon toTlio people of a
prohibition 'amendment was adopted in the
assembly to-day The republican * voted for
r.nJ the democrats against it.
HE FLED FROM HIS RECORD ,
J. C. Stowo , of Plattamoutb , Sui
cides to Escnpo Exposure.
A BULLET THROUGH HIS HEART.
Meeting of tlio Kciulllcnn Central
Committee of the First Cont-rcn-
Blonnl District The Consolida
tion Cnec Safe Crackers.
A Plnln Cnsc of Hnloldo.
, Neb. , April 11. [ Special to
the HUE. ] The body of n. dead man was
found in O. H. Uallou's unfinished resi
dence this morning nt about 7 o'clock. The
body was discovered by the men who are en
gaged in the construction of the building
and was found to bo that of a man named J.
C. Stowe. The dead man was lying In n pllo
of shavings , with his face downward. Ho
was shot through the heart. Foul ] > hiy was
suspected at first , but later developments
Imvc proven it to bo suicide. Mr. Stowe has
been living in this city since last summer and
has been in the employ of n nursery company
of Lake City , Minn. , and has always been re
garded as perfectly honest. Ho was working
on commission and had sent in fraudulent
orders on which ho had drawn his commis
sion. An agent of the company arrived in
town yesterday and inquiry nt ouco confirmed
his suspicions that Mr. Stowo hud been de
frauding the company. Mr. Stowe heard of
the agent's arrival and being nshnmed to
face the detective left his homo at about (5 (
o'clock in the morning determined to kill
himself. Ho will bo burled to-morrow under
the direction of the I. O. O. P. , of which
lodge ho was a member
HepubllcnnB in Convention.
LINCOLN , Nob. , April 12. [ Special Tele
gram to the Hm.J The republican central
committee of the First congressional district
mot at the Cauital hotel at 4 p. m. to-day.
There were present Sid G. Courtney , chair
man ; W. F. Gurloy , of Douglas ; H. T.
Clarke , of Sarpy ; Orlando Teftt , of Cass ; II.
II. Shcdd , of Saundcrs ; Phillip Paine , of
Lancaster ; L. W. Colby , of Gage ; H. H.
Bartling , ofOtoe ; Jarvis S. Church , of
Ncmaha ; J. U. Wlllhite , of Hiehardson , and
O. A. Corbin , of Johnson , Pawnco county
alone not being represented.
Mr. Tent of Cass moved that there bo two
conventions , ono to elect delegates to the
national convention , and ono to
nominate a congressman , and the
motion was carried unanimously.
Colby of Gage , moved that the first conven
tion bo held at Ashland and the second one
at Lincoln. Mr. Teilt offered an amendment
that the last convention bo held at Plaits-
mouth. The vote on the amcudment was C
for Plattsmouth and 5 for Lincoln , but be
fore the vote was announced Clarke of Sarpy ,
changed his vote from Plattsmouth to Lin
coln , leaving it a tic , the chairman then cast
ing the deciding vote in favor of Lincoln.
On motion of Gurley , of Douglas , the con
vention to select delegates to Chicago was
fixed for May 10 at 8 p. m. , at Ashland , and
on motion of Bartling of Otoc , an executive
committee of four with the chairman was in
structed to lix the date of the latter
convention as they might deem best.
A vote was taken on having
this convention on September 20 , but it was
lost. The chairman announced us the execu
tive committee , Gurley of Douglas , Willhito
of Hiehardson , Shcdd of Saundcrs , and
Clarke of Sarpy.
It was decided to appoint the delegates to
both conventions on the vote east for Samuel
Maxwell for supreme judge , giving each
county the same representation as in the
state convention. This makes the different
counties entitled to representation as fol
lows : Cuss. 10 ; Douglas , ! iT ; Gage. 10 ;
Johnson , 8 ; Lancaster , 25 ; Nemaha , 0 ; Otoe ,
12 ; Pawnee , S ; Hiehardson , 12 ; Sarpy , fi ;
Saunders , 12 ; total votes in convention , 103.
Safe Crackers at Ileln-on.
HnmioN , Neb. , April 12. [ Special Tele
gram to the Bnc. ] The safe in the Hock
Island depot was burglarized night before
last , and the contents , something over $100 ,
taken. The outer door of the safe was
drilled and filled with powder and blown off.
The inner chest was opened without dam
aging it. Two parties were arrested at
Hardy , in Nuckolls county , yesterday and
brought hero and placed in our Jail. The
will take to-mor
preliminary hearing place -
row. Circumstances point very strongly to
their being the guilty parties. When they
were searched money was found in parts of
tliolr clothing. The agent at the depot Iden
tified some of the money as that in his safe
tlio night before tht burglary. A search
was made under some fences near Hardy ,
where the two parties were seen before they
were arrested , and a line kit of burglar tools
found , together with some money in u mit
ten which the agent hero identified as ono
lost by him.
Tlio A. & N. Consolidation Cnhc.
LINCOLN , Neb. , April ' 12 , [ Special Tele
gram to the Hii : : . | The case of the attorney
general against the Atchison & Nebraska
railroad , in which the supreme court Is asked
to declare the fnmchlso of the Atchison &
Nebraska forfeited to the state and the road
placed In the hands of a commission ap
pointed by the court as required by law , came
up for hearing to-day. The grounds on which
the case was brought nro that the road has
been consolidated with the Chicago , Burling
ton & Quiiicy road ; that prior to its consoli
dation it was a competing line and that the
consolidation was against the express Ian
guago of the con.Uitntion , The hearing has
been awaited with much more than ordinary
interest , and a crowded court room listened
to tlio arguments to-day. The hearing was
on a demurrer flled by the attorneys
of the Chicago , Burlington & Quincy ,
they claiming that there was n defect
in parties defendant and no causa for action.
The argument was oi > cned by T. M. Marquette -
quetto who spoke for an hour , und was fol
lowed by Mr. C. G. Dawcs , who had been
associated with Attorney General Lecso in
the caso. Judge Woolworth then spoke for
an hour on behulf of tlio mortgage trustees ,
and the attorney general closed the argu
ment. A number of attorneys from different
joints in the state were in attendance for the
purpose of hearing the arguments that were
of much interest. A number of these pres
ent spoke in very fluttering terms of the
argument made by Mr. Dawes , and the de
cision in the case will bo watched for with
more than ordinary interest.
Franklin Items ,
FIUNKUN , Nob. , April 10. [ Correspond-
cnco of the Bui : . ] Franklin has a rousing
republican club of more than fifty members
who are discussing the great national ques
tion with enthusiastic zeal.
The spring term of the academy hero
opened lust Tuesday with great promise.
Vigorous work is being done to hasten the
erection of a ilno new building for the
school. A now principal of very superior
ability will soon take charge of the school.
Several hundred dollars' worth of new books
have been added to the library , Including an
edition Of the Encyclopaedia Brittanica.
The AiifKuilt Case Continued.
MinniD , Neb. , April 12. [ Special Tele
gram to the Ucu. ] In the case of Fnnk vs
McKirjzJe , brought beforq Justice Hcltzer , ol
Venango , to-day , a continuance was granted
upon request of the plaintiff until May 1 .
An KiiRlna Burned Out.
WAIIOO , Neb. , April 12. [ Special Telegram
to the H > : t.J Engine No. 150 on train No. Ui
on tuo U , & M , branch .running from Scbuy-
Ur f * tuhml fcurpcd cut to-duy at Illuca
and an engine had to b < J sent for to Lincoln
.o pull the train ana burned-out engine to
Plattsmouth. This Is another of the many
accidents caused by the .Burlington's incom *
A Pecmllnr ; Accident.
MAPnu > , Neb , , April 12. [ Special Tele-
pram to the BitE. ] A peculiar accident oc
curred this morning. , T\vo parties were
shooting n 32-enlibcr revolver in n vertical di
rection and ono of the bullets fell into n black
smith shot ) 200 yards distant , passing through
ui Inch board , and striking a man in the
Breast , making a very ugly wound.
lint His Physicians Will Not Promise
NEW YOHK , April 13 , News from Conk-
ling's sick chamber this morning is of the
most cheering character , and there is every
reason to believe thill the crisis is passed.
Conkling spent ono of the best nights since
Ills Illness. The periodical attacks of de
lirium did not manifest themselves at all dur
ing the night. The patient slept oft and on ,
and there were few , if any , symptoms of pain
exhibited during his sleep. About 3 this
morning ho awoke and was given a drink ,
when ho dozed oft soon again , and up to 8 : SO
was sleeping soundly.
Dr. Barker called pn Conkllng at 10 o'clock
this morning and found no change to speak
of , out what little change there was , was for
Dr. Uurkcr said to a reporter to-day that
the chances for Conkling's recovery were
ona in ton.
Dr. Anderson came out of the sick room at
1:20. : Ho said Conkllng was sleeping quietly
and had been the whole morning.
Dr. Barker al4:10 : said : "Mr. Conkllng ,
If anything , is a trllle better , but there Is no
particular gain. Ho has taken plenty of
nourishment during the day. Ho rested
pretty easily all clay and when ho went to
sleep enjoyed healthful and pleasant repose.
An attendant in the Hoffman house told the
reporters anesthetics were being given the
patient. Dr. Barker said , when spoken to on
the subject ; "That is one of the things on
which I do'iiot euro to speak. If wo toll the
public anesthetics are being applied they will
consider the situation moro serious than it
really is , I am giving you nil the information
I consider advisable.
Drs. Barker aud Sands called nt 0 p. m.
and remained in consultation until nearly 10 ,
when they left. Dr. Barker told a reporter
Conklmg was in good condition and had taken
considerable nourishment. Ho was also ra
Many telegrams and many notes of sym
pathy wore received from different parts of
the country by Mr. Conkltng's family to-day.
Among them were resolutions adopted by the
republican congressional convention of the
Fifth Illinois district.
A Chicnj-o Man Bays the Kmlth-Ijoivry
Combination Owes Him $125 , OOO.
CHICAGO , April 12. | Special Telegram to
the Buc.J Daniel 1C.Tcnny , the Chicago
attorney , desires to know who is going to
pay him $125,000. That amount is due him
from Loyal Smith , Haiman Lowry or Louis
Cole , but ho don't know which. It all came
about in this manner : Smith was n dry
poods merchant out in Omaha. He valued
his store at HoO,000. That was merely his
valuation , the charges say. Ono afternoon
Haiman Lowry , a speculator from Chicago ,
spied "Smith , dry goods emporium. " A
bargain of sale was entered into. Lowry
paid Smith $30,000 in cash and gave him a
note for the balance. ,
"This establishment owes but $180 , " was
the owner's alleged Remark as ho received the
thirty thousand and bade the now proprietor
adieu. Next day Mr. Lowrj had a visitor.
It was thoshcriff bearing confessions of Judc-
mcnt against the firm amounting to ? 11BSOO.
Mr. Smith had gene to Manitoba , and as the
best way out of the difficulty , Lowry sold out
to Louis Cole , got $100,000 and departed
happy. Before the federal court pave Cole
possession of the store the goods had been
sold and Mr. Smith had como to Chicago.
There ho dropped a little remark. It is al
leged to have been :
"All those sales wore bogus. They were
not bona fide at all and were executed
merely to defraud the creditors. And now
the decision of the federal court makes the
deal all solid. "
This remark came to Trustee Tenncy's
cars and ho enjoined the disposal of the
funds of salo. Ho SIIVB in deep tones that
somebody has lied. Ho is determined fo find
out who it is and says he will have $12.'ilOOO
5118,000 with interest.
Strike of Brewers.
CHICAGO , April 12. All union malstcrs and
brewers in Chicago went on n strike at1
this morning. Such a move has been im
minent for some time , and had its origin in a
circular issued by the brewery proprietors ,
which , in substance , announced their deter
mination to refuse recognition of any
brewers' or malsters' ' unions. The first clash
between the employers and men resulting
from the circular came about a week ago.
Foreman Mueller , of Ernst Bros. ' brewery ,
gave employment ts a. non-union man named
Blackmail. Bluckman's presence in the
brewery excited the anger of sixteen
fellow employes , all of whom be
long to the BrQwers' and Malstcrs'
union , and Bluckman's ' immediate dismissal
was asked for. Mueller refused , and told
the men if they did not like it they could
leave , which they did. Later they applied
for ro-instatement , and Mueller agreed to
take all back except ono whom ho considered
to bo the ringleader. This proved a new
grievance to the men , and they refused to
accept the proposition. Secretary Young
called a meeting which was attended by
some nlno hundred men , ut which it
was decided to stand by Ernst
Bros , ' men at all hazards , and
sco that the union was rccognlcd.
This morning IKK ) mulsters and brewers quit
work , stopping every brewery in the city ex
cept Kriiht Bros. , and throwing out of em
ployment probably 1,500 to 2,000 men. Ernst
Bros , ' establishment is working because the
proprietors secured u force of non-union
men some days ago ,
Mii.UAUiuu , April 12. Captain Pabst ,
president of the Best Brewing company , was
Interviewed this morning concerning the Chicago
cage strike , und said the employing brewers
Intend to free themselves from the dictation
of the brewers' union. The btriko will not
succeed , ns the Chicago brewers can easily
get all the men they want at the terms which
they offer. Tlio trouble docs not affect Mil
waukee in anyway.
Dins Dollar ArraiK cd.
New YOUK , April 12. Madame Diss Dollar
and party were arraigned in the Tombs to
day. Lawyer Howu said ho appeared for
the prosecution in the interest of public mor
ality , and also to , protect that heretofore
good citizen , L , H. Marsh , from the delusion
under which ho is now hold by this udven.
tuicss und swindler. The prisoner's attor
ney being 111 , the cake was continued until
Wednesday next , biul being fixed at $5,000
each for the "Madame" and "General , " and
$ J,000 each for the Lawrences , lu default of
bail they were locked up.
Inspector Byrnes says Mrs , Diss DoBur
has in her possession letters from many
prominent business and society men , in
which she is termed "Angel Annie , " und
similur terms. The letters if published , ho
said , would create a lively sensation ,
A Ilanglne Postponed.
v , April 12. [ Special Telegram
to the BKK. ] A superguadcas was received
to-day by John F. W"tcrs , who hac been
working for commutation of sentence and
stay of proceedings ever since the decision of
Judge White sentenced Jeff Stevens to hang
April 30 for the murder of John Kclley last
June. It was thought that the supreme
court would not issue it as the evidence
apalnst Stevens was overwhelming. Judge
White and other1 prominent eituens have
been working fora etay , believing SlcvcnS
ol unsound mlud.
MENACED WITH MONARCHY ,
Early Dissolution Imminent of the
A French Comment Uit Our Conduct
in the Difficulty IVIth Morrocco
Condition of the German
HoulnnRci- French Idol.
Losno.v. April 12. [ Special Cablegram to
the BKE. ] The dissolution of the French
parliament , ns demanded by Boulangcr in his
manifesto to the electors of the department
of Nerd , is now conceded upon all sides to bo
inevitable , but the assumption of the alarm
ists that the popular verdict is In favor of
that movement will inovitublv lead to the
overthrow of the republic and the resuscita
tion of the form of government which pre
ceded it , is not by any moans well founded.
If , during the crisis which will unquestion
ably follow dissolution , Uoulanger shall re
tain his hold upon the popular favor and
there Is no apparent reason why ho should
not he can not consistantly with any pledges
that ho has given or demand
which ho has made accept any
thing moro than reinstatement
as minister of war , or at the most , In the
event of the triumph of his followers nt the
polls , nn election to the presidency. A great
many prominent Frenchmen bellcvo Bou
langcr to bo a sincere republican , and this
conviction is rapidly gaming strength. If
called to the chair of the presidency he would
unhesitatingly accept the honor , but that he
would strive for further exaltation , In the
face of his frequent patriotic asseverations
and the growing certainty that the monarch
ists would make n catspaw of him if they
could , fewer persons bellovo than are gcncr-
ully supposed to entertain the Idea ,
It is not Boulangcr who menaces the pcaco
or threatens to change the form of govern
ment in France , but disappointed und discred
ited politicians , who strive however hard
they may against the thought , they had
their day nnd abused their opportunities
Prominent among his class of men is Jules
Ferry. With the remembrance of the Ton-
quln expedition fresh in the mind of every
Frenchman , M. Ferry can hope for political
resurrection at the hands of no party. Ho Is
too able to drop entirely out of sight , and too
narrow minded to permit a new man to assume -
sumo the reins of power without making nn
effort to hamper his progress. But , like
many others who arc now bidding for popu
lar support to enable them to "save France , "
ho is marked as n man who can do the coun
try more good as an agitator than a leader ,
and infinitely less harm out of power than
Matin Bays AVe Bent n Retreat.
[ Copi/rfo/it ISSSliy James Gordon Dennett. ]
PAHIS , April 12. [ New York Herald Cable
Special to the Bins. ] The European edi
tion of the the Horuld this morning translates
from Matin the following editorial : "Mo
rocco is attracting moro and moro attention
from the great powers , each ono in turn seek
ing to gain n footing in that country. It is'
this antagonism which will save the empire
of Morocco from partial dismemberment , for
every government , especially that of Spain ,
is following with n Jealous eye the actions of
its rivals. This may explain the sudden
change of attitude Just adopted by the
United States. Tlio bombardment of
Tangicrs by an American frigate
sent there to support the demands
of the consul , which was announced
with so much noise , will not take place. The
only punishment inlleclcd on the government
of Morocco by that of the United States will
bo the rupture of official relations. So
prompt a retreat after the noisy threats so
patiently endured by the sultan , gives rise to
the supposition that the United States , hav
ing carefully reconsidered the consequences
of military action against Morocco , have de
clined to face the expense and loss of lifo it
would entail. One can't blame them for this
tardy return to moderation. It's none the less
to bo regretted its retreat is all to the bene
fit of a seml-barbarious state that is always
ready to make the best use against foreign
ers of the slightest signs of weakness. On the
part of the great powers it would have been
better all round if the great American re
public had made less fuss of its grievances
and had insisted . with greater firmness on
their rcdrcssal , for in the future local author
ities , emboldened by this partial success , will
show themselves still moro arrogant towards
any European who may have to do with
The Herald adds this comment : "Tho
above remarks published by Matin have our
hearty approval. In dealings with semi-bar
barous potentates there should bo only the
shortest possible interval between the bark
and the blto. Indeed it frequently proves
advantageous to bite first nnd let the other
side do the howling. "
ICopl/rlo/it / ISSSliy Jama il
PAUIB , April 12. [ New York Herald
Cable Special to the Bun. ] Boulanwr ,
after beating about the bush and hiding his
game for u long time , has at lust shown his
hand in an interview at a lunch nt which
Kochofort was present. Ho was asked to-day
by n Figaro reporter to what party ho really
belonged. Boulungcr seemed much put out
by the question. Catching up his knife ho
tossed it on the table and wild ; "I am like
this blade , which must go right or loft. "
Hochcfort broke in at the point. "In a
year , " said he , "tho whole chamber will bo
"Then , " said the Interviewer , "tho gen
eral's enemies are right in saying ho aims at
u dlctutorship. "
Hero the general spoke up , "Who speaks
of a dictatorship ! " ho exclaimed. "Was M.
Grcvy a dictator } Is M. Carnet a dictator ?
It was not I who first thought of the presi
dentship of the republic at Clcrinont Fcr-
rand ; all my hopes centered in my return to
the ministry. Now it Is true my friends
hold out to mo the prospect of the first mag
istrateship in the state. Will you call mo
ambitious if I say I have not been able to
avoid looking at the prospect ! "
Boulangcr added : "I have no liking for
dragging my sword after mo in the tlmo of
peace. If wo hud war every ono knows I
would talto it up again. It is idiotic , though ,
to say Boulangcr ccst luquerro. ) Why should I
think of war when neither Fruncc or Germany
wish it J Prepare to wage it yes , declare iU
Never ! You should entitle your article ,
Boulanger Ccst laJPalx' . "
The Hattcnbui-K Alliance.
HEPJ-I-V , April 12. [ Special Cablegram to
the Due. ] The Cologne Gazette states that
Pnnco Bismarck's interview with the cm-
press on Tuesday and his nudicnco with the
emperor yesterday resulted in bringing the
question of the marriage of Prince Alexan
der and Princess Victoria to a standstill ,
The crisis , m so far as it relates to the chan
cellor , is not likely to rcnch a moro acute
stage within the near future.
Dispatches from Vienna nfllrm that the In
terview between Prince Bismarck and
the czar in November last hnd
reference to the proposed marriage
of Prince Alexander and Princess Victoria ,
nnd that the chancellor nt the tlmo declared
such n marrlngo should never tnko place , nt
least whllo his advice was accepted.
Unron Uopgcnbach will cause n semiofficial
cial statement to bo issued nt KarlruhD , de
nying ho has any personal prctcntlons to any
official post , not even in the case of Chancel
lor Bismarck's retirement , The baron upon
nil occasions has strongly maintained the ne
cessity of keeping Prluco Ulsniarck at the
hcnd of affairs.
A linn nt the
pril 12. [ Special Cablegram to
the Dun. ] The North Germany Gazette , re-
fcring to the attacks of the progressist news
papers upon Prince Bismarck for what they
term his officious Interference In the Imperial
family's affairs , says : "Such insinuations
make ns little Impression upon Kmpcror
Frederick ns similar criticisms from the same
source did on his father. Prince Bismarck
was appointed cenncellor of the empire by
both that they might receive ills re.
sponsiblo ndvico according to his knowledge
nnd conscience. They never doubted that
Prince Bismarck would watch over the In
terests of the Imperial dynasty ns attentively
ns over the Interests of the country. This
confidence Is quite apart from the question
whether or not the chancellor remains prime
minister. It would have no existence if it
were thought possible that the chancellor
could belle his connections nnd act dishonor
ably towards the emperor in order to remain
in ofllce. "
Danger lit the Alliance.
ST. PETr.nsnciio , April 12. [ Special Cable
gramtothoBKC.J The Journal no St. Peters
burg , referring to the proposed marringo of
Prince Alexander , of Battcnburg , and Prin
cess Victoria , says : "Facts cannot bo effaced
from the pages of history. Everyone knows
the cause which alienated Prince Alexander
from his august protector , and everyone re
members the late Emperor William's con
demnation of Prince Alexander's action ,
which were not only ungrateful but compro
mising the pcaco of Europe , Who knows
but that placing Alexander in a now high
position might rekindle . thoughts of
his return among the leaders of
the Bulgarian revolution , and notwith
standing assurances to the contrary , defer
the establishment of trunqullity in the
Balkans , and also of pacific relations be
tween the powers. The question is , how to
reconcile thcso possible consequences with
Prince Bismarck's programme nnd Em
peror Frederick's pacific views and friendly
assertions. We are certain that German
policy will know how to weigh the con
sequences and prevent possible dangers to
the relations between Kussla and Germany
and to general peace. "
The British Parliament.
LONDON , April 12. Goschen informed the
commons this afternoon that holders of con
sols to the amount of 450,000,000 had al
ready given assent to conversion.
Parnell moved the house adjourn debate in
order that ho could call its attention to the
outrngeons-conduct of the authorities at
Enuis SundayInst. . If. Balfour wanted to
have such powers as had been used on that
occasion , let him como to parliament and ask
for them. What had been done nlEnnls was
martial low and wont beyond the powers
convoyed by the coercion net.
Balfour replied , defending the action of
the police and soldiers. The people were
holding illegal meetings nnd made riotous
demonstrations when the officers appeared ,
Tlio responsibility for what buffering had
arisen rested with the agitators who had
incited their countrymen to illegal action.
Morley recommended a public inquiry.
When ho was the Irish secretary if u dis
turbance arose in Ireland ho did not stay in
London to go to a banquet to tell his friends
the Irish question was a great Joke.
The motion to ndjcurn was rejected.
Hitchlo then moved the second reading of
the county government bill.
Sfcrry HanintoiiT Days ICndcd.
tt'opyrioM l&Sliy JamaGmilon Hennett.\ \
LONDON , April 12. [ Now York Herald
Cable Special to the Bnn. ] Humor has it
that Merry Hampton was drugged. It is
untrue. Tlio Sporting Life this morning
says ; "Tho proposed investigation into
Merry Hamilton will proceed no fuithcr than
the Derby here. Ho has broken down so
that his career on the turf is ended. After
pulling up last night in this city the horse
was walked gently back to Potter's stables ,
and there , later on , examined by Professor
Pritchard , when it was found a suspensory
ligament in his near fore leg had given out ,
nnd what Is more , the back sinew of the off
fore leg , which had hitherto been sound , was
nl' French I'oliticH.
PAKIS , April 12 , [ Special Cablegram to tlio
But. ] Do Frcycinet , minister of war , has
rescinded the order enforced by Geneial
Hcrron and General Logcrot against the
playing of Boulangist airs in the army.
General Boulungcr has recommended to
the electors of Bordogno cx-M In Inter Foul-
ton , who urged Marshal MucMuhon to become -
como dictator as the stepping tttono to u
monarchist regime. This Is considered a
blunder on the part of Boulangcr , Foulton
being icgardcd with aversion throughout the
country. _ _ _ _ _
Ho Shot For Addition.
PAIIIS , April 12. A crank fired three shots
from u revolver at the gates of the Klyseo
palace , the president's residence , to-day.
Upon being arrested ho said ho wanted Carnet
not to uttcnd to grievances of which ho was
The Kaiser 1Iiu4 a I
Briiu.v , April 12. The worry over the
recent crisis is said to have hud n bad effect
on the emperor's health. A rumor that
another swelling has appeared in thu larynx-
is reported to-night.
Coal Shed Burned.
NOIITOV , Knn , , April 12. ( Special Tele-
pram to the Bee. ] A lire broke out in tlio
H. & M. coal shed at U o'clock this morning.
The building wus entirely destroyed , und the
contents nro still burning. The fire seemed
to have originated from spontaneous com
bustion. No other damage was done , al
though the largo sheds mid grain elevator
of J. F. Parrish & Co. were in considerable
An Accident "Without Injury.
Biuwoiin , Pa. , April 12 A passenger
train on the Erie road collided with u freight
train this afternoon. The 120 cars , of which
the freight train was composed , together
with tlio two engines , wore piled up In .1
fclmpclcsB muss. The engineers and firemen
of both trains saved their lives by Jumping.
None of the passengers sustained fatal in
Importing Italian Mlncrfl.
KANSAS CJTV , Mo. , April 12. [ Special Tel
egram to the Bee. ] A bond of Italians
numbering forty-live , clad in corduroy suits
with silk belts , were nt the union depot this
morning. ' Their destination is Trinidad.
They were imported by the mine owneis pf
Trinidad from the graphite mines of Sit-ily.
THE FATHER GOES ON A TEAR
Fed By Its Hotul Wntors , the Mla
elsslppl Tnkoa n Rlso.
ST. PAUL'S POPULACE SWIMMINQ
The Hlvcr Aloiijj the Minnesota i\ml
AVlHcounln ShorcH DoltiR Great
to Properly Its
St. 1-nnl Partly
ST. PAUL , Minn. , April 12 [ Special Telegram
gram to the But : . ] Within the past twenty )
four hours , the Mississippi river at this point
has risen to n great helphth , caused by the
break-up In the Minnesota river. People on
the fiats in West St. Paul have been forced
to move from their houses with such prop *
crty ns they could save In bouts , and already
great losses have been incurred. The people.
who live In that part of the city are all for-
clgncrs Scandinavian ! ) , Bohemians , ItnN
laus , German ! ) , etc. nnd they nro very
poor , Some of the houses are scarcely morn
than OxS feet in size , and of the most frail
construction , At 8 o'clock ninny families
were moving out , the water standing two or
three fcot in their houses. Household effects
were piled along the lovco hero nnd there
( very scanty supplies it is true ) , but all the
moro valuable to the owners on that account.
In one or two houses the reporter saw
through the open doors of the descried
places the cook stoves standing where they
were lust used. That was the only plcco of
furniture that "can't Hood "
away , as was ex
plained. The water had half submerged the
stoves , and ducks , which are numerous lu
that vicinity , were swimming around in thq
house , walking over the stoves , and iriakhiB
themselves thoroughly at home. Boats were
being propelled here and there by both men
nnd women , carrying turnlturo out of tha
houses , In some cases the boats being moved
through the open doors. Where boats wens
not to bo hud u temporary scaffolding of
boards placed upon barrels and chairs led
from the houses to the higher ground to the
The water rose this afternoon ntthorato
of two inches an hour nnd Is now thrco feed
higher than the highest point reached last
year. The freight house of the Milwaukee
ft St. Paul was invaded and much freight
washed out. Farther up the river the water
has overflowed the banks , and nt Koimor'a
brewery the current is Hewing through the
lower part of the buildinir , necessitating thb
removal of all the stock and fixtures to thp
upper story. At Belle street the water is
gradually coming over the banks , nnd al
ready several dwellings are in the water nnd
many of the residents are moving out and
taking U ] > their residence In blocks along Da
kota avenuo. At several points bc- ]
twcen Belle street and the Wabaslia
street bridge the limit is about reached ,
nnd u rise of only a few inches would causa
a serious overflow , all of the property , o ?
course , outside of thcso lines being moro or
The same condition of affairs holds good
clear down to South St. Paul , in many places
being up almost to the railroad grade. The
workshop of the American manufacturing
company , back of the Crosbio block , at the
south end of the Hobort street bridge , is
standing in about tlireo foot of water , though
that point is much lower than anywhere else
alone tlio fiat. Great excitement prevails
already. Great loss has been Incurred , ttjid
moro seems Inevitable , as the river stlll'con-
tinues to rise and all streams north of here
are reported to bo raging torrents.
Around Ln Cro.sRC.
Li Cuos-ii : , Wis. , April 12. [ Special Tcjc-
pram to the Biiu.J The ice moved out below
the bridge to-ilay , and has been running
heavily most of the afternoon. It is open t < i
Winona. Tlio river is rising very fast. He-
ports to-day from Houston nro that the flood
is subsiding , so that the village is ngafn
above water. The railroad track IB so gen
erally injured that It will requiru a number
of days to get it in shape. There are no
Hoods on this side of the river thus fur , ex
cept in the Trempcalca valley. In the
lower part of iho valley , below Arcadia , the
country is quite generally submerged , and
the Orecn Bay road is at a standstill. The
Burlington suffered u washout last night
which made it necessary to changeat Ne\v <
port and run in hero on the Milwaukee track.
The /.uinliro JoliiH tin ;
/u.Miworv , Minn. , April 12. [ Special Tele
gram to the BEI : . ] The water in the Zum-
bro river at this place has been risinp rapidly
ail day. The dam nl Ilnbert'K mill went out
yesterday , taking the Ilumo with it and let
ono corner of the mill down a few inches ,
making a loss of ? ir > ,000. The bridges oppo
site the town on the turnpike have pone out ,
cutting off communication from the north
part of the town , and house ? in low placcH
arc surrounded by water. The water ut
/umbra Falls east of hero Is Hooding the
town and Is four feet deep In many houses.
Destruction ut Cannon Falls.
CiNvos FAU.S , Minn. , April 12. [ Special
Telegram to the HKIS. ] The lower iron
bridge went out this morning. Tills bridge
cost jO.OOO. The abutment : ) and piers at tha
tipper bridge uro almost total wrecks and the
bridge seems sure to go. The iron bridge ut
Oxford , two miles above , hero on the Llttlo
Cannon , Is gene ; loss ? 1COO. The St. Louis
road bridge is badly damaged The Ilumo
and bulkheads of Thompson & Smith's stone
mill on the Little Cannon ut this place went
out last night , knocking a great halo In the
south side of the mill ; damage 52,000. Two-
thinls of the south blue of thu Goodhuc mill
wall is gone. _
DnmnKO at AVInonn.
. WIXO.VA , Minn. , April I'.1. [ Special Tele
gram 10 the Bin : . ] The river rose eight
inches lust night and the ice carried out
another ice breaker above the railroad
bridge. Munv logs were floating down to
day , chmlly from tlio boom at Mlnniskn ,
which went out yesterday. The people liv
ing on the Huts in the west end of the city
are moving out of tholr houses. The long
ferry bridge opposite Winona will go out to
Aberdeen Completely iHolalod.
Aur.iiui.N ( : : , Duk. , April 13 , [ Speciul Tele
gram to the BKK.J The continued floods
have caused this city to bo wholly cut off
from the surrounding country us far ns com
munication by rail is concerned. The Mani
toba and Milwaukee roads are both sufferers
from the high water , nnd all trains from
thcso roads have to ho abandoned.
Ouonto Ono-ThIrd Covered.
OCOMO , Wis. , April -Special [ Tclo-
gram to ttio Hr.n.J About ono-thlrd of tlila
city Is under water and the river is still ris
ing. Several families have vacated thoirr
houses. Part of Pensaukeo bridge , flvcmllc *
south of hero , is gene , und no trains can.
pass , tliuir truck being badly washed out.
Doing Dainauo at Hud "Wing.
KBP Wixo , Minn. , April 12. [ Special Tcl
cgram to the Bun. ] To-duy the water In the )
Cannon river is slowly subsiding. The damage -
ago to the Minneapolis & St. Louis la ut
least 125,000 , to fiO.OOO.
The Chlppcwa Addx HH 31 1 to.
MOXTT.VIUEO , Minn. , April 12. [ Special
Telegram to the Bnc. ] The Cblppovva rlvcj ?
is overflowing its bunks and the MinncEOta
river is rlbinj ; ranldly. Thirty families hayo
been driven to higher ground.
Bound For California.
KANSAS C'irv , M * , , April 12. ISpcalal Tel-
ograin to the BEB. ] A large number of col
onists pa&scd through this morning da their
way Knseiiada , Lower California , They
wcicf mostly fuimcra.
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