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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE.
SEVENTEENTH YEAR. OMAHA , WEDNESDAY MORNING , APRIL 18 , 1888 , NUMBER 305.
ROSCOE COSKUNC IS DEAD ,
Ho Passes Peacefully Away at an
Early Hour This Morning
SURROUNDED BY HIS FRIENDS.
An Uiifountlcil Kcport Set Afloat Early
in the Kvcnliitf That lie Had Died
llccclvcs Confirmation Before
tlio Night llnd Passed Away.
The Ending Came nt Last.
YonK , April 18 , 2:00 : a. m. Roscoe
Conkling died nt 1:50 : o'clock this morning1 ,
Mr. Conkllng passed away without moving
a limb. Ho looked as though peacefully
Bleeping. There were a numhor of persons
outside on the street wiiltlng to catch the
Jnst report. Within the doors there wore
between forty nnd fifty persons also waiting
to hear the worst. They wore composed
chiefly of representatives of the press and
friends of the dcnd senator.
Mr. Colliding died In the rear chamber on
the second lloor of his residence. "It was a
dreadful struggle that the patient fought
against death , " said Judge Coxo , "but the
the end was peaceful nnd unaccompanied by
pain. His Borrowing wlfo and daughter wcro
weeping at his side , but once the keen eyes
wcro glazed and set In the struggle Mrs.
Conkllng nnd daughter bore up bravely ,
but the wlfo was the most prostrated. Mrs.
Oakum supported her mother. An ashen
pallor deepened upon the emaciated face.
Mr. Conkllng gasped tlirco or four times and
passed away. In death , the lines about tbo
mouth and on the face wcro slightly drawn.
Ho was much emaciated but still , in death
the face seemed natural.
Immediately after the death Judge Coxo
nnd Dr. Anderton loft the house.
No arrangements can bo made
to-night for the funeral. Arrangements
will bo definitely settled when Mrs.
Conkllng becomes morecomposed. . Judge
Coxo said that In death Conkllng's mouth
was slightly open as though ho had died with
a gasp. Mrs. Conkling is alone with her
daughter and is completely prostrated with
The Interment will bo at Utlca.
At 8:15 p. m. last night an Associated Press
bulletin was received by the BEE , stating
that Mr. Conkllng had died. Shortly after
cnrao another bulletin stating the report was
unfounded. The porter of the Hoffman
house , who had been an attendant on Mr.
Conkllng during his illness , came
out of the room at that hour ,
nnd in answer to a question from
ono of the watchers nt the door , "Is Mr.
Qonkllng dead ! " gave nn affirmative nod.
The report was quickly spread throughout
New York city nnd telegraphed over the
country nnd as quickly contradicted.
Throughout the night nnd up to the receipt
of the above dispatch announcing his demise ,
came hourly bulletins , none of which gave
the slightest hope that ho could live until
morning. His brother , Colonel Fred A.
Conkllng , was sent for and remained at his
bcdsldo until the end camo.
The following , received early in the night ,
is a graphic picture of the last hours of New
York's dead statesman and the universal in
terest taken in every bit of information obtainable
tainable- from his death couch :
"Dr. Barker seemed
Fordyco quito over
come as ho stood on the steps of Conkllng's
house this afternoon and told the reporters
of the impending dissolution of his patient.
Ho made no effort to conceal the fact that
death was ready at any moment to place its
seal on the brow of the noble victim who had
struggled so long when a weaker nature
would have succumbed.
"There was a hush in the corridors of the
hotels near by and n pervading oppression
of quiet and solemnity nil this nftcrnoon.
The sick statesman lay motionless in his
bid. Largo crowds of people congregated
In the street throughout the evening , owing
to bulletins announcing that the end was
near. Prominent politicians and members of
the bar were seen in the corridors of the
Hoffman house , discussing the abilities of
the dying senator , and inquiring the latest
"A sorrowful group'surroundcd the sick
man's sldo. Mrs. Conkllng , whoso vigils had
Docn beyond the endurance of many stronger
women , and who had watched her husband
well on into the early morning , 'was
nt his sldo looking worn and despondent.
His nephews , Judge A. 0. Coxo and Alder
man Conkllng , nnd his brother , Colonel F.
A. Couldlnc , nnd Mrs. Oakum were sorrow
ful observers of the passing away of the
"Dr. Barker called at 10EO ; and remained
until 11 o'clock. Ho said Conkllug was full
ing rapidly. Ills extremities were becoming
cold. Ills legs were quite cold nil the way
up. Ho was nulsoloss and respiration was
very quick. Ho didn't think Conkllng could
live much longer. Ho was suffering from u
general failure of the nervous system. "
Koscoo , Colliding was horn at Albany , N.
Y. , October ! > 0 , l-9 ; received an academic
education ; studied nnd practiced law ; re
moved to Utlca lu 1&10 ; was district attorney
for Onsldn county In 1850 ; was elected mayor
of Utlca in 1853 : was elected a representa
tive. In the Thirty-sixth congress , served
during the Thirty-seventh mid Thirty-ninth
congresses , nnd was ro-olected a representa
tive in the Fortieth congress , but was Im
mediately afterward elected to the United
States senate as a union republican , to suc
ceed Ira Harris , republican ; took his scat in
the senate in March , 1607 , and was re-elected
in 187:1 : nnd again in 167'J ,
Prom the beginning of his career in
congress ho took nn active part nmong the
lenders of the republican purty. In 18W ho
was foremost in ttio ranks In support of the
Grant administration against the defection
of the liberal republicans to Hornco Grceloy ,
In 1870 ho was u prominent cnmltduto for the
presidential nomination , which , however ,
was given to Mr. Hayes. At the national
convention of 18SO ho endeavored to secure
the nomination of General Grant , but the
inibllo sentiment was too strongly opposed to
third terms for him to succeed. Fall
ing to obtain the support of the
sonnto in opposing some of Presi
dent Garflold's Now York opppohiU
incuts , Mr. Colliding , with his colleague ,
Senator Plntt. resigned his seat In the senate
early in 1SS1 , in order that the legislature of
New York might pass Judgment upon his
quarrel with the president. After n pro
tracted contest , ho failed in his attempt to
secure a re-election , and hus not since ap
peared In public llfo. Upon the accession to
the presidency of Mr. Arthur , iho position of
Justice of the supreme couit of the United
States was offered him , but ho declined it.
His last years have been devoted to thg prac
tice of law In Now York City.
TUB ELncit CONKI.INO.
The father of ROSCOP , Alfred Conkling ,
who was also an nblo lawyer nnd n prominent
politician , located m Omaha in 1 X ) , shortly
after the expiration of his term as minister
to Mexico. Ho formed n partnership with
Judge J. M. Woolworth under the firm name
of Conkllng & Woolworth. Their ofilco was in
the old Western Exchange bank building , on
the southwest corner of Twelfth and Farnaiu
streets , where the United States National
bank building now stands. He left his family
it ) Utlca. nnd during his residence hero ,
which only lasted a. year. , ho bo.arded with
LucyA. . Goodwill , who at that
tlmo lived on Davenport street ,
between Fifteenth nnd Sixteenth. Ho
confined himself entirely to civil practice
nnd was engaged in sovernl cases Involving
largo sums of money nnd the title to exten
sive tracts of land. Owing to his ndvnnced
age , however , ho was unable to cnduro the
labor imposed by the practice of his profes
sion nnd returned to Utlcn about a year after
coming hero. Ho prophesied the future
greatness of Omaha , which nt that tlmo was
n rngtred frontier town of about four or five
thousand inhabitants , nnd bought some prop
erty hero , nmong which wns n lot
on the southwest corner of Four
teenth nnd Hownrd streets , now occupied
by the Cnslno garden , nnd ft farm of nbout
three hundred acres , located thrco miles
southwest of the city , ndjolnlng the Griftln
farm on the south. Both pieces of property
were disposed of n few years nftcr Mr.
Conkllng loft hero. Ho was reserved in his
manner nnd showed very little Interest In
Nebraska politics. Owing to this austerity
ho mode comparatively few acquaintances
during his residence hero , but was quite
well known to Byron Reed. A. D. Jones , Dr.
G. L. Miller and several other old settlors.
Investigation Shows Thnt Desperado
IMollcr DcHcrvcd Ills Fate.
GI.ENWOOH SPIUNOS , Col. , April 17. [ Spco-
lal Telegram to the Bna.J The sequel to the
Mollcr-Thompson tragedy came sooner than
expected. To-day word reached hero from
the camp of the Colorado Coal and Iron com
pany on Uiflo creek , that Mollcr had been
killed there nt 0 o'clock Sundny evening
by Lowls Plummcr. It appears that
Constable Brown , ns soon as ho
received the news of the killing of Thomp
son , sent out men lit ovcry direction to hunt
the fugitive and his party. Among thorn
was Plummcr. They wcro stationed at the
lattcr's ranch. Abqut 8:80 Sundny evening
the dogs began to bark and ono of the men
remarked that they had better get their guns
nnd keep n sharp lookout. It was dark nnd
Mollcr had crept up to the house unnoticed ,
nnd peeping Into the window cried to the
men inside : "Is that you , Mr. Mullensl"
Plummcr , who was standing outside ,
recognized Moller's voice nnd brought his
Winchester rlflo down upon him , ordering
him to throw down his gun nnd hold up his
hands , Mellor attempted to throw up his
rifle to shoot Plummer when the latter fired ,
the ball entering Moller's mouth and coming
out back of his neck. Death resulted in
stantly. Plummcr came to town gave him
self up , but afterwards was released , the
opinion being general that the killing was
justifiable and that Moller's death was no
more than ho deserved.
THE COLOR. LINE.
Chicago Presbyterians Have n Heated
Dlsousrlon Over It.
CHICAGO , April 17. The Chicago Presby
tery occupied yesterday and to-day In n
spirited discussion of the resolutions intro
duced by Rev. Dr. Herrlck Johnson regardIng -
Ing organic union with the southern church.
The clause which provoked the discussion
says : "Wo cannot consent to the establish
ment of a separate African Presbyterian
church , or to any provisional arrangement
looking forward to the organization of
such a church. " Many of the minis
ters seemed to think the adoption of such
n resolution would widen the gap between
the north and south. After u long debate
the substitute by Dr. Worcester was adopted
ns follows :
Resolved , That this presbytery is heartily
in favor of a union with the southern church
on the basis of our common standards pure
Dr. Worcester wished to add , "And the
equal right of all disciples of Christ in every
court of Christ's church , " but after a discus
sion this was laid on the table. Dr. Worces
ter said the question of the color line is a
great question to answer , ana if it comes to
the alternative between the sectional line
and color line in the church ho wished it un
derstood he preferred the color lino. The
church has no right to establish a caste.
In the Swim.
NEW YOHK , April 17. The second day of the
strike of the brewers opened with employes
and employers as determined as over. While
the strikers assort that all their colleagues
are standing firm , the brewers assert that
already deserters nro coming in from all
sides. The secretary of the brewers' associa
tion said to-day that the brewers were getting
all the men they wanted , nnd that the strike
would bo a short-lived ono.
The Journeymen's contract has been signed
by Schmidt and Schwanncnllcigcl , Now York
brewers and members of the association.
This Is the lirst brcali in the employers'
JEIISEY CITT , April 17. The men in
enforced idleness by the lockout at the
breweries in Hudson county held a meeting
this morning and decided to compromise if
possible. The men agree to obey the
bosses , but continue in their union. It Is
rumored the men will return to work
The Coopers Join the Brewers.
CHICAGO , April 17. All the coopers em
ployed in the Chicago breweries loft their
work to-day , refusing to work with non
union , brewers. This caused considerable
delay , but during the day the places were
A Despicable Informer.
KANSASCtTr , Mo. , April 17. [ Special Tele
gram to the Br.i ! . ] A. Hartman , one of the
four men arrested for selling liquor on Sun
dny , was tried to-day. Hnsaid : "I have no
money and will have to go to the , work house.
My employer , Mr. Hermann , will do nothing
for me. Hermann went to Lcaveuworth
Sunday , leaving mo in charge of the saloon.
In the altornoon that i > oliccinan dressed in
citizens clothes came in , A man I know was
with him. I refused them whisky , but they
argued with mo so long , I thought it would
bo n favor. That was nil I sold that day. "
Hartmun wns sent to the work house this
afternoon. The Sunday law is rigidly en
forced now ,
. . *
Fixing Hid Fences.
CniOAOo , April 17. [ Special Telegram tote
to BKI : . ] A dispatch from Philadelphia gays
that In splto of Washington contradictions ,
the truth of the reported engagement of Sec
retary Bayard mid Mra. Folsoin , mother of
Mrs. Cleveland , has been continued , nnd It is
understood Hint the wedding will take place
some tlmo In Juno , probably Juno" , the an
niversary of President Cleveland's wedding ,
but this has not been definitely settled.
Friends of Mr. Cleveland think the union
will bo a powerful element of success in the
president's coming campaign.
Mn.WADKEK , April 17. An Evening AVls-
consln special from Alma , Wis. , says the
water lu the Mississippi river at Unit point
has risen twenty Inches in twelve hours.
Twenty families have been driven from their
homes. The old Vrcwcry that has stood upon
the river bank for thirty years has been
washed away and the Burlington & Green
Buy railroad tracks have buffered gre.it dam-
ago. The Mlnneiska boom has gone out and
tGOO,000 ! feet of lumber was lost.
A Maniac's Tvrrlhlo Crime.
liENWETTA , Tex. , April 17. [ Special Tclo-
gratn to the BEI : . ] John Hoffman , becoming
deranged , during the absence of his family
set fire to his houso. It wns burned with the
contents and also thrco of his children. The
other children cscni > cd with buYus. Evi
dences paint ton struggle and it is not known
whether ho was assaulted nnd the house
burned to desttoy the evidence of burglary
The President Dines.
WASHINGTON , April 17. Postmaster Gen
eral Dickinson gave a dinner to-night in
honor of President nnd Mrs. Cleveland.
Among the other guests were Secretaries
Bayard and Vilas nud Justices Field and
THE FIRST ROUND FOUGHT ,
The Tariff Debate Oommoncocl in the
MILLS AND KELLY THE LEADERS.
The Former Fights Vnlllantly for his
Favorite Measure nml Pig Iron
Puts in Ills Best Licks
Against It ,
WASHINGTON , April 17. At 11 the house
wont Into committee of the whole , Mr.
Springer of Illinois in the chair , for consid
eration , of the tariff bill.
Mr. Mills began his speech by saying that
the great increase of duties made during the
war had been , at the tlmo they wcro made ,
stated to bo only temporary , yet a quarter of
a century later these duties wcro hloher than
they wcro during the war , and they now
averaged 47.10 per cent on Imports. An in
come tax had been imposed to meet expenses.
It was gone. It was n tax on wealth , nnd
$73,000,000 annually realized from that source
was swept nwny. But the war tax oil
clothing , on food , on implements of labor , re
mained , nnd the war was still being prose
cuted against the people n fiscal war , ex
hausting in its demands and every effort to
remove or lower that taxation had been re
sisted and defeated.
EThcro had been n tax on railroads , but it
was gone. It had not lived long after the
war. It had been a tax oil wealth. It was
said to bo oppressive to the wealthy. There
had been a tax on insurance companies ; it
was gone. There had been a tax on express
companies ; it wns gone. There had been a
tax on bank deposits ; it was gone. Thrco
hundred millions of dollars that had been
paid by the wealthy had boon swept nway
and the burden of taxation had been made
heavier , as It has boon loaded on the shoul
ders of those who had to support themselves
and the government. Wns n tax of 8 uer cent
to bo paid out of the pockets of manufac
turers of blankets a tax weight more enor
mous than the tax of 7U per cent paid by con
sumers on imported ana domestic products !
Was a tax of U per cent on incomes more op
pressive than n tax of 100 per cent on wo
men's nnd children's dress goods. Yet all
these taxes on wealth had gene , and the gen
tlemen of the minority bonstcd they had re
duced taxes to the amount Of $ . ' 500,000 , while
the democratic party had reduced it only n
bagatelle. That was n splendid col
umn those gentlemen had erected. All
the tax on wealth had passed
away and all the burdens had been cast upon
the shoulders of the laboring men. In 1883
taxa'ion still further had been reduced , and
the magnlllccnt shaft which the party then
in power had erected to commemorate its
legislative wisdom and the bcnclicciico of Its
laws was crowned with n cap-stone taking
off the international revenue on playing cards
nnd the putting of 20 per cent on bibles.
The democrats have been taunted with the
charge that they had failed to reduce taxa-
ation. Tills charge had been made by the
minority , which had been guilty of prevent
ing action on many bills brought into the
house bv the committee on ways and means.
Mr. Mills turned hisattcntlon to the woolen
manufactures and argued that the public at
largo was injured by the present excessive
tax and nobody bcncilttcd. High duties pro
hibited and limited importations and cxporta-
tions. Wo wcro feeding the people of
Europe , and when wo put high duties on
the goods they sent us in exchange for
food it amounted to taxing our own
agricultural exports. A reduction of duties
could not , ns asserted , check manufacturers
and cramp labor. Wo always imported more
goods when prices were high. Under low
duties we could export more goods , our man
ufactures would run steadily , nnd labor
would be constantly employed. Not more
than 10 per cent of the goods consumed in
the United States would bo imported if all
the. custom houses were torn down and the
government supported by direct taxes. The
protectionists argue that manufactured arti
cles are cheaper hero than in any other coun
try as a result of protection. It is not so , but
supposing that it is , why then should they
resist so strenuously any effort to
lower duties if they were nblo
to undersell European manufacturers }
Did the manufacturers pay higher wages be
cause protection enabled them to do It I No.
Higher wages were made by coal , steam and
machinery , and higher wages mean a lower
cost of production. This accounted for the
fact that free trade England paid higher
wattes than protection Franco and Germany ,
and yet controlled the world's markets. Ho
had requested the present chief of the labor
bureau to ascertain If there was any excep
tion to the rule that wages depended on the
efficiency of labor and if the result of highly
paid , efficient labor was a low cost of the
product. In answer , ho read n tabulated
statement prepared by Wright , giving the
result of an inquiry In a number of cases ,
which appeared to fully bear out the rule ,
Mr. Mills then proceeded with frequent cl-
tntions from economic nuthors and from tab
ulated statements to elucidate his argument
that n high rate of wages in this country was
not the result of the protective system. Wo
had crown rich , prosperous nnd powerful ,
not by the aid of restrictions on foreign com
merce , but in spite of them. Ho quoted
tables to show that the tariff wns not intended
to benefit laborers that the benefits of tar
iffs pass into the pockets of the manufacturers
nnd never come into the pockets of the labor
ers , Taking up the case of u pair of blankets
where the tariff exceded the labor by 51.52 ,
Mr. Mills declared that every dollar of the
excess was reaped by the manufacturer.
Mr. Train of Texas interrupted to ask how
the ways and means committee had treated
Mr. Mills replied it had reduced the tariff
on blankets from ? 1.77 to 71 cents. [ Applause , ]
Continuing , ho said it wns asserted congress
had intended to bcncllt the laborer by the
tariff. It had failed and not n dollar of the
protection offered had got beyond the manu
facturer. Ho , however , hired his labor nt the
lowest rate in open market. The committee
hud loft In the bill more than enough pro
tection to pay for all the labor and bonds
besides. The present policy was making a
vast distinction in this country between two
classes ono the poor and numerous ; ono the
small and powerful nnd rich , The concen
tration of the wealth of the country was in
the hands of the government.
In conclusion , ho said the bill was a very
moderate ono , yet it would send comfort nnd
happiness into nil the homes and bosoms of
the poor laboring people of the country , and
ho nskcd the house , in behalf of these people ,
to consider their claims and help reduce the
burdens that had been loaded upon them.
Mr , Mills spoke about an hour nnd three
quarters , and us ho took his sent he was sur
rounded by a crowd of democratic members ,
who pressed forward to tender congratula
Mr. Kelly , of Pennsylvania , next took the
floor in opinion to the bill. Ho said its
ennctmenv would paralyze the enterprise and
energy of the people ; overthrow our manu
facturing supremacy nnWyeduco our com
manding commercial position to colonial de
pendence. It wns studiously designed to
produce these dire results and nicely adopted
for its purposes , It was confessedly a parti
san measure , nnd was framed in the interests
of the party whoso leaders appeared to bo
oblivious to the overwhelming social nnd ceo-
nomio changes wrought by the abolition of
slavery. Tno gentlemen who framed this
bill and could brook neither modifica
tion nor discussion of its provisions by
their associates in committee , wcro with
but two exceptions , the representatives
of what was the slave territory , The bill
was an anachronism ; it had no relation to
this era : it belonged to the saddest epoch in
our national history. During that period
slavery dominated our national councils nnd
guided the administration of our national
affairs. In hostility to national interests nnd
in tbo interest of free trade twice threatened
war. By putting wool an the free list tbo
bill would abolish Bheep husbandry , destroy
the Immense capitol embarked therein nnd
Impoverish more than n million men who
own flocks or are employed In their care , nnd
by worklnjr this ruin it would diminish
the supply of cheap nnd healthful animal
food now furnished by the wool
growers to mlnlng.and. manufacturing labor
ers of the country. It would always render
the production of American tin plates nnd
cotton tics impossible by placing thcs > o arti
cles on the free list with wool. By the trans
fer of these nnd other products of coal and
iron ore to the free list , und by reducing the
duties on steel rallsj structural Iron , nnd
many other forms of iron and stool , it would ,
though it maintained'existing duties on coal
and iron ore , close tbb majority of the bitu
minous coal Holds act } ere banks which wcro
now giving profitabjo dmjifoVmcnt to hun
dreds of thousands of laborers , not only in
northern states but in the south ; but while
professing to have abandoned their purpose to
put coal and ere on the free list , Its framers
had Ingeniously contHvcd to make Itrlportn-
tlon. by such measures of indofcctlon as
might enable them to saddle the treasury
department or the Judiciary with the politi
cal consequences of their deliberate ter
To illustrate the puerile absurdity of Pres
ident Cleveland's assumption that duty was
always added to cost , not only of imported
commodities but to the price of llko commodi
ties produced hero , Mr. Kelly Invited the
president's attention to the fact that although
the duties on sugars , when reduced toad-
valorem standards , were never so high 'as
now. the price of sugar was never so low
in this country us now. The progress of
sugar making in Louisiana since 1607 might
bo cited ns nn lllustrntlon.vitalizlug the in
fluence of protcction dutlcs.
Coming to the subject of iho surplus , Mr.
Kelly said ho would to legislate on the ques
tion of the surplus and the sources whence it
flows ns to increase Uio wealth , power and
dignity of the country by promoting the
development of its natural resources and the
diversification of its industries , nnd thus
diminish its dependence upon foreign Im
portations upon which duties are collected.
Ho would derive the national revenues from
customs duties , so adjusted as to stimulate
nnd defend homo productions , while prevent
ing combinations , trusts nnd monopolies of
any kind. A rcductlbn of taxation should bo
effected immedintcly by the abolition of
the sources of income receipts , from
which it may bo computed mouth
by month , if not day by day.
The politics of this country nro now domi
nated by the whisky Irust as they were by
slavery before the war , and King Alcohol
was proving bo is as hostile to national de
velopment as King Cotton over was.
In concluding Mr. Kelly said : "Tho per
petuation of internal taxes Is the issue pre
sented to the American people by the presi
dent in his free trade message and by five
southern gentlemen who have dominated the
councils of the committee on ways and means.
For myself 1 will stand for a good protective
system and the maintenance of such rates of
duties ns will insure tlio development of nil
the resources of the country , increase the
number of its industries , nnd per-
pctunto international independence , commer
cial nnd Industrial as well as political.
This cannot bo done , if the internal tax
system is to be maintained , for the surplus is
in a condition that if cannot bo perpetuated
with safety to our republican institutions.
The purity of the government , the safety of
business and the morals of the public demand
an abatement of the surplus by the repeal of
the internal taxes , fromivhich it flows. "
Mr. Kelly spoke for two hours and when
ho resumed his seat was loudly applauded
and received the congratulations of his party
The committee then oroso and the house
adjourned , '
WASHINGTON , Apnjj 17. Mr. Riddlpbcrg-
er's resolution , ofterfa'yesterday , in regard
to executive scssions/wns called up , nnd on
motion of Mn Edmonds , galleries were
cleared and the doors closed. In ten minutes
the doors wcro opened and after some rou
tine business the Dakota bill was taken up
for consideration. Mr. Vest spoke in opposi
tion. Ho taunted Mr. Spooner with having
waved the bloody shirt.and referring to this
statement that there was no difference be
tween states trying to break out of the
union nnd trying to break in , said
if any community had undertaken
to do what the people of Dakota
had done , there would bo an outcry Im
mediately only exceeded by that in regard to
Fort Siimptcr , and the senator from Vermont
would have proposed a 'piece of legislation
equivalent to that celebrated legislation ho had
conceived in 1876 , which put Hayes into the
presidential chair , nnd "To Arms , To Arms , "
would have been the cry nil over the north.
Mr. Edmunds said with emphasis that ho
believed and thought nine-tenths of the *
people believed President Hayes was lawfully
nnd fairly elected by the voters of the states.
Mr. Vest took issue With this statement.
As to the purpose of the democratic op
position to the bill being the keeping out of
the three electoral votes of South Dakota ,
Mr. Vest denied It energetically. The demo
cratic senators wore willing to admit the
whole territory , but not willing to divide it.
The senate bill for the relief of the Omaha
tribe of Indians in Nebraska ( authorizing
the payment of10,000 , being ten annual In
stallments under a treaty ) , was amended by
authorizing the secretary of the interior to
extend the time for the payment of the pur-
clmso money for lunds sold on the Omaha
The senate bill for a public building at
Burlington. la. , to cost 75,000 , was passed ,
and the senate adjourned.
Patents to Westerners.
WASHINGTON , Aprlll7. [ SpecialTelegram ,
to the BEK.I Patents were to-day granted
Nebraska and Iowa inventors as follows :
Charles C. Duoray , Iowa county , assignor to
himself and II. J. Webb , Dubuque , la. , corn
planter ; Charles C. and D. C , Jowctt , Sand
Springs , la. , hay loader ; Joseph N. Long and
J , McCaffrey , Localro , la. , bearing and sup
port of rudder stock upon vessels ; James A.
Norton , Odebolt , lu. . arid J. A. Stones , Chicago
cage , 111. , paper reel for shorthand machine ;
Henry W. llnmsny , Lincoln , Neb. , truss
bridge ; Austin Warner nnd J. J. Scales ,
Knoxville , la. , two-wheel vehicle.
WASHINGTON , April 17. [ Special Telegram
to the BEE.I A postoffico was established
to-day at Bruno , ButlQr county , Nebraska.
Frank J. Vossvnr appointed postmaster. The
following Iowa postmasters wore appointed
to-day ; Jacob Kluspk'3 , Arcadia , Carroll
county , vice Lewis S. Stoll , removed ;
Thomas B. Carr , Epworth , Dubuque county ,
vice II. Young , removed : William Vesson-
berg. Howan , Wright county , vice Dluntlm
H. Pierce , resigned , <
The Excess to illo lit-turned.
WASHINGTON , April 17. Senator Cullora
to-day introduced a bill providing that in all
cases where It shall appear that parties have
paid 82.60 per acre for lands reduced In price
to $1.25 per acre by the act of Juno 15 , 1SSO ,
the secretary of the Interior shall bo author
ized to repay such parties the excess price of
The Louisiana Elections.
NEW OHLEANB , April 17. The election today -
day was generally very quiet , ns far as
known , throughout the fatato. The shooting
scrape at Poll 3 , of this city , was the only
affray hero of any consequence. Hoports
from tlio outside indicate that Nichols , demo
cratic candidate for governor , has been elec
ted. The counting is progressing slowly ,
Ho AVIll Suu i'or Damages.
Drumi , Minn. , April 17. [ Special Tele
gram to the BEE.I George M. Eby , agent in
Duluth for tbo largo carpet house 6f Gold
smith & Co. , of Milwaukee , was placed in
Jail this morning on complaint of the senior
member of the-flrm. He la bald t4 bo consid
erably behind In his accounts * Mr. Eby was
released from custody later and will institute
suit for ' (10,000damages qgaingt Goldsmith.
if Co. '
GERMANY'S ' SICK EMPEROR ,
Ho No Longer Attempts to Use His
THE ANXIETY OF HIS SUBJECTS.
Russian Official Circled Stirred Up By
the Election of Boulnngcr A
Disruption In the Austrian
Makes Signs nnd "Write * .
[ Copyrfo/il / IfSS tin Jamts Oonlon Jttintfi.l
BcnuN , April 17. [ Now York Herald
Cable Special to the Bnn.1 The events
of this daye ! watchfulness outside and Inside
Charlottovillo palace can bo briefly stated. A
largo crowd collected around at an early
hour and Increased as the day were on. The
emperor rose about 11 and doubtless read the
second edition bulletin , signed by all
his physicians , which was cautiously hope
ful. Ho breakfasted well. Ho has happily
a good appetite nnd ho has repeatedly taken
milk mixed with egg and strong beef tea.
Afterwards ho dressed in military uniform
nnd showed himself at the window. Doubt
less the volume of cheers which arose was
his best medicine. Ho transacted some nec
essary business and next received family
visitors. Ho does" not attempt to speak , but
answers by signs or pencil.
Ho is represented , ns looking wnn nnd
worn , but strong in general feeling. When
ono of the doctors was leaving , his coachman
could not drive through the throngs. Some
climbed on the carriage , nnd when the doctor
said , "Tho Kaiser is better , " " Thank
heaven ! " they exclaimed , and another great
cheer brought the German emperor again to
the window. This tlmo the empress wns in
the back ground. She is us unfailing as at
San Homo in her attendance.
Medical men in America may consider how
grave the case has been that yesterday the
emperor's temperature reached 103 Fahren
heit , while the pulse was 104 , and there wcro
thirty respirations in the minute. When his
respiration is slower , to keep the tempera
ture low antlpyrlno is used. To-morrow a now
canula will bo Inserted , as the present ono
must bo cleansed. As the emperor coughs
more in a recumbent position ho is now kept
in a half-sitting posture on a couch. Doc
tors Krause and Mackenzie , I hear at mid
night , remain in an adjoining room all to
BISHI.IN , April 17. The emperor passed a
tolerably fair night last night. He had some
sleep and there was no change for the worse.
At 11 50 this morning there was no change
in his feverish condition. The National Zoi-
tung says the emperor's now trouble Is not a
case of simple bronchial inflammation , but of
extension of disease in tho. larynx to the
bronchial tubes and thus to the lungs them
BEHI.IN , April 17 , 2:15 : p. m. Emperor
Frederick now feels bettor. Ho slept half
the night without any considerable breaks.
He nroso shortly after 11 , and afterwards
appeared at the window of his bedroom.
The fever is abating and his appetite is im
proved. A consultation of his physicians
this morning is reported to have resulted In
an agreement that thcro is no inflammation
of the lungs , and that the bronchitis
is abating. It is said there is a
divergence of. opinion among the doctors
as to whether bronchitis hus appeared at all ,
or whether fever nnd difficulty in breathing
were not traceable to an abccss in the trachea.
A London dispatch from Berlin to the Ex
change Telegraph company says it is learned
from a direct source that the physicians at
their consultation to-day agreed that the em
peror's malady was approaching its Inst
stage. This news has been guardedly con
voyed to the members of the royal family.
The following bulletin was Issued at 4 this
afternoon ; "Symptoms' of bronchitis have
considerably diminished since ycsterdaj and
the fever has abated. The ernpcror passed a
better night and his general condition is
The emperor's fever increased townrd
night. Otherwise thcro is no chnngo in his
condition : _
THE SLUGGERS LOSERS.
Mitchell nnd Kilrnln Depositors With
the Defunct Gillie Concern.
LONDON. April 17. fSuecinl Cablegram to
the ISEE. ] The phychological moment so
greatly dreaded by the employes of the
American Exchange has passed and they
again breathe freely. The first thing the
cashier said when the cablegram stopping all
came was : "What will Mitchell and Kil-
rain do ? Will they clean the shop ouU"
for the Englishman is a depositor to the ex
tent of JE300 and the Baltimore man of 400.
So when Mitchell and Kllraln , arm in arm ,
swaggered into the exchange at mid-day the
collective heart of the concern ceased to beat
and the doors and windows were opened
wide' to facilitate the exhibition of that part
of valor which is discretion.
"GIvo us a tenner , Moneybags , " said
Mitchell. "Mo and Jake are off foracantcr. "
'Why. hav'ent you heard , Mr. Mitchell , "
said the cashier , presupposing with the igno-
rnnco of the average financial man , that the
report of the smashup had penetrated the
region about the Criterion , and the St. James
halls , where the sluggers are wont to
When the truth at length dawned on the
pugilistic comprehension of Mitchell , ho
whistled , and Jake cracked his fingers. At
last both went off with broad
grins on jLheir faces , because within
the last week Kllraln has transmitted
1,000 to America nnd Mitchell has dimin
ished his account by two-thirds. They were
also willing because they did not know , as
does the liquidator , that the depositors on
this side of the water will only get nbout
thrco shillings to the pound. In settling up
affairs , the money now deposited in the
English branch will bu doled out to the
creditors here , and the money at the offices
in America to these on that side of the
water , which is good for the American
creditors , ns almost all the money of the
concern is now in Now York.
Affairs nt St. Petersburg.
ST. PcTEiisuuiio , April 17. f Special Cable
gram to the BEB. ] The election of General
Baulangcr Is viewed with concern in official
circlss , It is feared that the internal dis
orders in Franco will paralyze her action
abroad at a time when international questions
will require to bo dealt -with.
A difference has arisen between General
Vannovskl , minister of war , and M. Vysh-
negradskl , minister of finnnco. The former
demands und the latter refuses a grant for
the proposed month's drill of 1,000,000 re
Dhulccp Singh has gene to reside perma
nently nt Kieff.
Austrian Dissension ) ) .
VIENNA , April 17 , [ Special Cablegram to
the Ben. ] The young Czech party has se
ceded from the majority in the Austrian
reichrath and it is feared this will Icaa to the
.secession of the other groups and thus break
up the hoterofe'cuous party , which has for
eight years supported Count von Tuafo , the
"What to Do WUh Bpulnnger.
-BiniuN , April 17. [ Special Cablegram to
the BEB. ] The Berlin Post suggests tliat
Floquet , Do 'Prcycluet and Goblet'should ,
warn General Boulnngcr tlmt ho is unneces
sarily playing a dangerous game in aiming at
a dictatorship. They should , It says , after
declaring war , send him to conduct opera
tions , telling him that If ho is victorious , the
sovereignty of Franco will fall to him , wnllo
if defeated , ho will avoid the further disgrace
of being a usurper.
Colonel Mnploson'n Finances.
LONDON , April 17. [ Special Cablegram tote
to the BEE. ] The bankruptcy case of Colonel
Maplcson , the operatic , manager , was heard
in the bankruptcy court to-day. Ills liabili
ties were stated to bo 42,410. Ho has no
available assets. Colonel Maplcson attributes
Ins failure to the non-completion of the Na
tional Opera house , on account of which ho
estimates ho loses 30,000. Ho Intends to
submit a scheme to his creditors by which a
settlement may bo arranged.
Dum.tNAprll 17 John Dillon wns arrested
hero this morning.
Dillon was taken before n magistrate , nnd
after a preliminary hearing was liberated on
ball.LONDON. . April 17. O'Brien in nn Inter
view said the arrest of himself and Dillon
simply proved that Balfour was compelled to
recommence the work ho began in Septem
ber. Coercion always had been and always
would bo the work of weariness and failure.
Koynlty Will Greet Royalty.
LONDON , April 17. [ Special Cablegram to
the BEE. ] Emperor Francis Joseph , of
Austria , will welcome Queen Victoria in the
Tyrol If her majesty takes Brenner route
from Florence to Berlin. This meeting , if It
takes place , will bo the first between the
queen and the Emperor Francis Joseph.
Another Iloulniigcr Sensation.
LONDON , April 17. The Paris correspond
ent of the Times Is informed that startling
revelations are about to bo made regarding
Boulangor's election expenses. The stories
about Bennett and others giving Boulungor
money the Times correspondent soys ore ab
Preparing fur Contingencies.
PAHIS , April 17. Troops will bo kept In
the barracks all day Thursday , and In addi
tion to the extra brigades of police an excep
tionally largo force will bo detailed to guard
the chamber of deputies.
The Death Record.
LONDON , April 17. John Baring , the
banker , is dead.
Ordered to Migrate.
ODESSA , April 17. Forty thousand foreign
Jews residing In the province of Kherson
have been ordered to cross the frontier.
Racy Developments Promised In a
Philadelphia Church Trial.
PHILADELPHIA , April 17. [ Special Tele
gram to the BEE. ] The Rev. Howard Twido-
mor , rector of the Episcopal church of the
Beloved Disciple , was put on trial to-day
for unclerical conduct. The charges are
that ho persuaded his wlfo to agree to live
apart from him ; that after the lapse of sufll-
ccnt time , ho secured a divorce on the ground
of desertion , nnd that ho secured tbo consent
of his bishop to his second marriage by stat
ing that his ground of divorce was adultery.
The day was given up to a formal presenta
tion of legal papers ; The namec of three wo
men are to bo brought into the case , nnd at
the request of counsel it was decided that ,
while they should bo written on tbo record ,
they wcro to bo known in the trial only as
A , B and C.
Kailbourno 11ns Not Signed.
BOSTON , April 17. [ Special Telegram to
the BEE. ] "We nvo heard absolutely noth
ing from Radbourne , " said President Soden ,
of the Boston club , this morning when ques
tioned upon the subject. "So far as wo
know ho is still in Illinois , and may remain
"Docs your club not care for his services ,
"Most certainly wo do , but wo do not thinlc
Radbourno worth the money ho asks for his
services. Upon this point Kadbourno and the
Boston club differ ? "
"Has Radbourno asked for his release ! "
"No , sir. "
"Would you sell hlinl"
"At no figures. "
"It is reported that the Boston club has
offered f2,000 salary and > 100 for every win
ning game ho pitches in. Is this correctt"
"That Is about It. In my opinion that is
the only correct basis upon which to employ
a pitcher. The amount of his Income from
the season's ' work , you see , Is largely de
termined by his own skill and efforts. "
Radbourno was the star pitcher of the
Boston club last season , and until within the
last two years , before Clarkson's adventwas
looked upon as ono of the most brilliant pro
fessional twlrlcrs In the country. Ho is not
quito as steady in his personal habits as bo
might ho. however , and it is thought by
many that his effectiveness ns n pitcher has
decreased in consequence. That ho has not
signed with Boston for this season is nuo to
n difference of opinion between himself and
the Boston management as to his salary. It
is stated that ho received $4,000 for his work
last season and wants nn equal amount this
The Newmarket Races.
LONDON , April -fSpcclul Cablegram
to the BED. | At the Newmarket Craven
meeting to-day the Crawford Plate , thrco-
quarter mile , was won by the Duke of Mon-
troso's. four-year-old bay colt Dazzle , E. Wnr-
dour's six-year-old chcsnut horse , Monsieur
do Paris , second , Baron C. do Tuyll's five-
year-old bay horse , Argow , third.
The Newmarket biennial stakes for three-
year-olds , was won by General Pearson's
black colt , Anarch , Ernest's chestnut colt ,
Vandteman'H Land , second , Lord Durham's
bay fllloy , Ballatrixlthird.
BAJ.TIMOHE , April -lSpccIal Telegram
to the BEB. ] Arrived. The America , from
QIIKIJNSTOWN , April 17. Arrived Tlio
Lake Ontario and the Italy from Now York ,
Movir.LE , April 17 , Arrived The Do-
vonia , from Now York for Glasgow.
Lo.VDOitrApril 17 , Arrived British Queen
AVcstern Rnllroadrrs Meet.
KANSAS Cnr , Mo. , April 17. [ Special
Telegram to the BEE. ] The Colorado
Traffic association was in session yesterday
evening. No business was transacted , owing
to the absence of Missouri Pacific representa
tives. There will bo another meeting to
AVIll DID of HIM AVonncls.
MACON , Mo , , April 17 , [ Special Telegram
to the BEE. ] Dr. Q. J. Morrison , editor of
the Democrat , who was assailed with n cane
by J , A. Hudson , of the Times , is nt death's
door. Congestion of the brain with incncn-
gitis has supervened which renders the case
NswYoitK , April 17 , [ Special Telegram
the BEE. ] Inspector Byrnes , the great thief
catcher , has been made chief inspector of
police and deputy superintendent of police of
this city , with right of succession to superin
Die By Shocks.
AIDANT , N. Y. , April It , The assembly
to-day passed by a vote of 68 to 8 the bill
which , substitutes electricity for hanging. .
THEY MADE A SILENT MOVE ,
O'Nolll Captured the Nlobrarn Land * *
Ofllco on the Qulot. 5
OUR SENATORS WERE IGNORANT.
The President Orders Its Removal
Without Consulting Them Uorsoy f
Argues for the Forts Robinson
and Nlobrnrn Appropriation.
O'Neill Stole ft March.
WASHINGTON Htmiuu Tim OMAHA. BKB.I )
513 FOURTEENTH ST11EET , V
WASHINGTON , D. C. , April 17. J
Senator Mnndcrson said this afternoon that
no ono wns more surprised than himself to
learn of the removal of the United StJitei
land office fromMlobrarato O'Neill , and that
it was an extraordinary proceeding of the
secretary of the Interior and done without
consulting the two senators from Nebraska.
Ho had no objection to changing the location
of the oflico if , after nil parties interested
wcro consulted , It was found to bo to tbo In *
tcrcst of these most directly affected by lt\
but ho objected to the summary manner in
which it was dono. Some time ago ho
learned that the proposed removal wan in
contemplation , ' and Senator Paddock and
himself asked that before any action WAS
taken the people In the northeastern part of
the state be heard on the subject. The first
that ho Icarncd'about the order directing tno
removal was through the Washington dis
patch to the Bnc. Ho has received some tel
egrams from citizens nt Niobrara protesting
ntjnlnst the proceedings , nnd Immediately
sent copies of thorn to the president and Sec
retary Vllns , nt the same time requesting a
suspension of the order till the citizens at
Nlobrarn , Crelghton , O'Neill and elsewhere
wcro permitted to make their arguments on
Senator Manderson and a number of other
prominent Nebraskans look upon the re
moval of the oflico to O'Neill ' as inexpedient
at this tlmo , in view of the proposed opening
to settlement of the Sioux Indian ,
reservation , which lies near the present lo
cation of the office , and making Niobrara
moro easy of access for settlers on the reser
vation and these having business at the land
office than if it were located at O'Neill. Too
order directing the removnl comes in tna
form of snap Judgment , and cuts out all pro
tests and is likely to make a good deal of dis
turbance. Nevertheless , n largo number of
protests are pouring into the Interior depart
ment and the white house , and thcro is likely
to bo a pretty lively time before the office 19
finally transferred. The opponents of thd
proposition to remove the office boldly assert
that behind it all are a lot of real estate
FTS. NIOIHIAUA. AND IIODINSON Ari'IlOPHIATIOXi
Mr. Dorsey to-day made an argument be
fore the house committee on military affairs
in behalf of the senate bill appropriating
? 100,000 for the improvement of Forts NiiH
brarn. and Robinson. Ho'urged that the bill
bo reported to the house ntonco'in order that
it may secure consideration at this session.
Chairman Townshond indicated that the bill
would bo promptly reported , but that iti
would bo amended by adding Fort Sidney.
Ho stated that the appropriation for tbeso
improvements ought to bo incorporated in &
regular aprroprlatlon bill. Mr. Dorset
has urged Chairman Randall of tha
committee on appropriations to incor-i
porato the $100,000 for those forts in
the regular fortification appropriation bill ,
and Chairman Townshcnd has promised to
assist Mr. Dorsoy when the fortification bill
comes up for action on the floor of the house
for securing the amendment. If this is done
the measure will ho given final action , as the
appropriation bill is privileged matter , and
can secure consideration at any time and
will bo passed. Senator Mnnderson say's
that ho has no doubt that if the $100,000 for
Forts Niobrara. Robinson nnd Sidney is put
in tno fortification bill in the house , that the
senate will accept it without hesitancy. '
FOIl THE OMAHAS AND 8KTTLK1IP.
In the senate this afternoon Mr. Mander
son had called up and passed the bill provid
ing that the $70,000 due the Omaha tribe of
Indians in Nebraska be paid to them in two
annual instalments to enable them to improve
their homesteads by the purchase of stock ,
agricultural implements , etc. Ho had tbo
bill amended by adding the measure
which has been favorably reported in
the house extending the time of pay
ment to the purchasers of lands on , '
the Omaha Indian reservation for the period
of two years beyond that now fixed by lavf.
The bill further provides for the sale at pub
lic auction of all forfeited lands on this re
servation , the money to bo covered into the
treasury for the use of the Omaha Indiana.
Also that thcro shall bo allotted of the unassigned -
assigned lands on this reservation a tract of
five acres for the use und occupancy of the
Women's national Indian association , to bo
used by it for missionary and educational
purposes among the Indians.
THE HANK OY OENEIIAL OF TUB AllSrr.
During his argument before the committee
on military affairs , Mr. Dorsoy also spoke in
support of his bill creating the rank of gen
eral of the army. The committee Indicated
that it was inclined to amend the bill , by in
serting the name of General Phil Sheridan ,
for whom the rank is proposed , although h
is not named. Mr. Dorsey was also assured
that this bill would receive a favorable re
A TENSION JIOAItD TOJl CHADHON.
A petition largely olgned by citizens qf
Chadron was filed by Mr. Dorsoy with the
commissioner of pensions to-day , asking that
there bo established at Chadron a medical
board of pension examiners. The commis
sioner stated that ho would take the applit-a- ;
tlon under advisement and that ho was in
clined to look upon It favorably.
MISCELLANEOUS , j
Miss Jonnlo Wallace , niece of Senator
Manderson , after n visit of several days in
Washington , has returned to school at North
ampton , Mass.
The Western National bank of Now York
was to-day accepted by the comptroller of
the currency as reserve agent for the Charles
City National bank , of Charles City , la. , and
the First National bank of Chicago as reserve
agent for the First National of Mc
Gregor , la. Piiimv S. HEATH.
Scurot nl' its Defeat.
WASHINGTON , April 17. Chairman Blanchard -
ard , of the house committee on rivers nnd
harbors , claims the secret of the opposition
which suddenly developed and defeated the
river and harbor bill yesterday was duo to
the resolve of a number of republican repre
sentatives to oppose its passage as a means
of obstructing the passage of the tariff bill.
They calculated tbo friends of the former
bill would bo forced to defend it , oven to the
extent of antagonizing tariff legislation.
Will Buy Hack Honda.
WASHINGTON , April 17. Secretary Fairchild -
child gave notice this afternoon that Mon
day , April 23 , and dally thereafter , at noon ,
until further notice , proposals will bo re
ceived in the office of the secretary of the
treasury for sale to the government of the
United States bonds of the acts of July 14. - .
1870 , and January 20,1871 , Proposals should
state the spccitlu character of the bonds of
fered , whether coupon or registered , nnd
must bo for the sale of the bonds with no-
cred Interest to and Including date of s&lo.
The right is reserved to reject any nnd all
proposals for the sale of bonds | f it is thought
to bo for the Interest of the government to
do so , _
Public Building Report , *
WASHINGTON , April 17. Bills were report"
cd In ( ho h&us'o for tho. erection of publlo'
buildltiBs i Sioux City , la. , ftnd.'Roclne.Y"
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