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Laird and Dorsoy Ronomlnotod for
Congress by Acclamation.
TJio Hnllrond Cappers Capture Uic
Second District Convention AVIlli-
out ( i HtniBRlc The Wltf Third
A DnyllRlit Vlawiiftlio Forces.
HASTIXUS , Neb. , Mny 14. [ Spocinl to Tun
BEF. . ] AnoMicr catastrophe Is Imminent.
The clans arc gathering and Jim Lnlrd will
doubtless bo nominated by acclamation to
night. With Hnrlnn out of tlio race , fcitlml-
rtutcd by a few henchmen whoso solo busi
ness It Is to assist monopolies In their
ravages , Lnlrd has the Hold to himself , and
the more farce of n nomination Is to bo gone
through with.
Even York county , so far n1 * I can learn ,
has surrendered to corporate dictation , and
C. A. McCloud , of York , Is hero with his
| > antB pockets filled with proxies , and will
vote them for Laird without a
blush or murmur. It Is fitting
In this Instance that McCloud should favor
corporation tools , ns he Is the rlirht-of-wny
man for the Fremont , Elkhorn & . Missouri
Valley road.
Kearney county delegates nro Instructed
tmd will make n fight to postpone the con
vention , but as stated In my telegram lost
night , the case is hopeless. Laird , through
his political manager , Boss Bostwick , lias
the entire programme his way , and while not
on the ground personally , the scriptural quo
tation that the ass knowoth its master's crib ,
is pertinent.
Tlio few delegations arriving SunOay were
all for the pugilistic congressman , and these
coming m to-day nro singing his praises.
W. T. Uichardson of David City ,
n candidate for delegate to Chicago ,
nud a 13. & M. contractor , Is one
of the Butler county delegation.
Hichnrd Norvnl of Scward Is another
candidate for Chicago , and blooms out Hue -a
lily of the Held , though ho tolls not but Is
buzzing all the boys.
John Harper , a pollticnn whose fame Is
confined to the narrow boundaries of David
City and Butler county , Is hero working
every man ho sues , and insists that they help
him secure the nomination for state treas
urer. Harper sees In Lard all tbo ennobling
graces and attributes that malic a statesman
and n man , and is accordingly howling him
self hoarse for the peerless statesman.
G. II. Stewart ( another lawyer )
heads the Frontier county dele
gation , and unless something
of great moment trnnsnircs will deliver it
body , soul and pantaloons to the patriot of
the Second district.
U. H. Likes , now a banker at Hayes
Center , Hayes county , formerly of Culbert-
sou , is u candidate for Chicago , and as ho has
never charged men interest to breathe in his
bank , thinks ho should bo rewarded for the
dangers ho has not been called upo n to
George Einscl , another banker , of Hol-
drcgo , is figuring out how ho could save the
nation by going to Chicago ns a delegato-nt-
8. Hi Stcelc , of David City , who does some
business for the Fremont , Elkhorn & Mis
souri-Valley , road , is also a delegate hero to
boost Laird.
.T. C. Roberts dispelled all my hopes or
fears , by telling mo that Lnlrd would go
through by acclamation. Everybody knows
Jake. Ho gained the enviable cognomen of
Beefsteak IZobcrts some years ngoJus mem
ber of the legislature. It will bo remem
bered In a certain memorable investigation
when Roberts was most needed , a skilled and
schooled physician came in with tears in his
eyes nud announced to the committee that
Mr. Roberts was sick deathly sick at his
room , and could not bo Interrupted oven dis
turbed. Finally someone looked into his
room , and saw Roberts in all the strength
nnd vigor of his manhood , spreading desola
tion through a double porter-house steak
larger than Jumbo's ear. Well , as would bo
expected , Jnko is for Lnlrd having fully re
John Barsby. who in years agono printed
the Fairmont Bulletin , through one campaign
to bolster Laird in Fllltnoro county , who is a
lawyer nnd 11 politician , came in Sunday to
BOQ that "everything was running smoothly. "
Charley Johnson , of Nucholls county , who
was a member of the legislature that elected
Manderson to the United States faonnto , will
probably die with his slippers on to-night , In
11 vain attempt to go to Chicago.
E. J. Haincr , a lawyer of Aurora , Hamil
ton county , also wishes to go to Chicago , and
is plastering the kinks in his fences.
I ) . 13. Cropsy , of Falrburg , heads the
Jefferson county delegation , and is not par
ticular who goes to congress , just bo it is
Mr. Montgomery , a moulder of public opin
ion , from Culbortson , is hero gently scream
ing for "Our Jim" and soliciting subscribers
for his paper , the Sun single copies 5 cents.
J. Ken Matthews , none time Unudllla ( Otoo
county ) lawyer , now a Jeweler from the
wilds of Clmso county , heads n delegation
from Champion.
13111 Urown , of Culbcrtson , and late of the
defunct legislature , could not bo elected as a
delegate was woefully defeated but early
this morning arrived in Hastings and now Is
pouring out his soul to Hostwick.
W. 10. Habcock , of Furnub county , Is on
the ground.
J. I * . Prieo. of Strntton , once of Ncmnha
county , nnd then Church Howe's right hand
man , is losing no time in pc'rfccting Laird's
slate , in order that he may bo nominated on
the first ballot.
As the convention to-day nominates two
delegates to the Chicago convention , ns well
as a congressman for the second district ,
there is considerable work to do. The result
of to-night s i-onvontion will certainly furnish
food for thought to these who think.
Tlio Catastrophe of the Night.
lUsriNOS , Nob. , May 14. [ Special Tele
gram to Tin : Bun , ] The fourth biennial tip.
pcnranco of Jim Laird hero and the states
men of thq Second district was greeted tills
evening with u crowded house. The scenic
effects wcro good , and although Jim was not
hero , the pluy was not Ilko Hamlet with
Hamlet omitted , for Boss Hostwlck played
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The convention
drew u good crowd , nnd whllo the dilTcrcnt
delegates wore nil in favor of Laird there
yet was n desire oven among them to assert
The show was opened by Bootwlck , fol
lowed by prayer by Rov. Harlan , of Fair
mont , who asked that through good , sound
BOiiflo Mr. Lnlrd bo returned. Twenty coun
ties wcro represented , 205 votes being tlo
total number. John linrsby , of Fillmore ,
was made chairman by Judge Morris. The
J alrd lawyer , accepted gracefully Ho
liopcd by his strong right urm that wo would
havu success. He stood like the poet
David nnd Bang his song for Laird. Captain
Parkinson , of Seward , offered a motion
junking Unrsuy permanent chairman ,
J , 6 , Qlllam of Webster county nominated
Laird In gobs panegyric. Ho know Laird
was not here , uut all his friends were , Ho
knew Laird was able , honest nnd deserving ,
and talked on nud on , gioanlng like a young
Atlas with a world ou his back.
Cnptnln Parkinson seconded it ull In ilru-
mat in style. Ho said that among the many
congressmen Laird WAS the ablest Romau of
them all.
It was Immediately moved nnd seconded
that Lain ] boiiswmmeii by acclamation , ami
can led arnld wild and protracted cheers.
Ucbrgo 11. Hustings read twenty-three
pages of a long nnd windy speech of statis
tics which Lnlrd had sent , which wonld have
put the editor of the Congressional Record to
shame. Tears filled the eyes of all per
sons present. It was n masterpiece of
eloquence , by his man Friday addressed to
Bostwick several days ago. Laird claimed
that Cleveland had fiddled away like Nero
upon loose strincs of reform , unmindful
though Rome should burn , though ho said
nothing of what ho had done In congress.
As n republican ho was a protectionist. Bo
would protect America by shutting off the
tide of foreign Immigration.
Sleelo , of Hutler , moved to elect delegates
to the national convention. It was tlnally
decided to cut the district In two , cast nnd
west , electing one delegate from each nnd.
Some discussion followed , but It was carried.
Butler , Clay , Jefferson , Nuckolls , Polk , Sow-
nrd , Saline , York , Fllmorc , Thaycr and Ham
ilton were the cast end , with KKi votes , nnd
Adams. Chase , Dundy , Frontier , Furnas ,
Franklin , Gasper. Harlan , Hitchcock , Hays ,
Kearney nnd Phclps. with 103 votes , wore the
west. On the third ballot Ben Baker , a law
yer from Fnlrbury , was elected from the
cast , receiving ISO , against 40 for Richardson ,
of Hutler. . From the west Einscl , a banker
of Holdregc , received 65 votes , against Bab-
cock's ! ) S , and was elected. C. S. Johnson ,
of Nuckolls , was elected alternate from the
cast , nnd Gcorgo F. Stewart , of Frontier ,
from the west. Einscl is for Blalno ilrst ,
Qresham second choice. Baker is not com
mitted. R. H , Norvnl , of Scwnrd , wns rcc-
ommendcd ns dclcgutc-at-lnrgc.
The convention declared the rightful clnlm
of the Second district to bo represented
direct by nt least ono delcgntc , ns it com
prised one fourth of the state.
Uos i Bostwlek sat at my table and wrote
n telegram to "Jim" apprising him of his suc
cess , but , ns It had all been arranged , ho will
not need congratulations. Richardson , like
Bnbcock nnd a score of others , died grace
fully nnd peacefully.
James McNcny , of Webster was recom
mended to the state convention as presiden
tial elector. II. Bostwick was elected chair
man of the congressional committee nnd W.
L. Stark , or Hamilton , secretary.
The resolutions favored n reduction of
the surplus , appropriation for coast defences ,
n nnvy niut other needed public Improve
ments ) demanded the duty be removed from
coal , salt , lumber , sugar , copper and tin.
Also , the immediate issuing of patents to nil
lands not contested. In order to gratify
Laird it was further resolved that wo have
experimental stations. They favored the de
pendent pznsion bill and state homes for dis
abled soldiers.
It was no victory for the railroads , v
There fight.
It was simply a walk-away.
The convention adjourned at 11:80. :
Dorsoy Gets Thci-o Arery Easy.
NORFOLK , Neb. , Mny 14. [ Special Tele
gram to Tin : BEC. ] Delegates and others
have been gathering hero since Saturday.
The day has been most auspicious. The
opera house m which the convention
assembled was tastefully decorated with the
red , white and blue. Dorscy's entrance
woke up the echoes. At 8 o'clock the hall
was packed when Chairman Barnard's gavel
fell. Prayer was offered by Rev. J. J.
Parker. George F. Blanchard , of Sheridan
county was elected temporary chairman , S.
C. Becbe , of Custcr , secretary , nnd W. G.
Connor , of Buffalo , assistant secretary. The
roll of delegates was read by the secretary.
On motion the temporary organization was
made permanent. A committee on resolu
tions was appointed by the chair with Bacon ,
oi Hall , as chairman. An original song was
sung by the Arion quartette entitled , "There
is Trouble In the Democratic Camp , " which
was enthusiastically cheered and gave such
an appetite for more of the same sort that
the singers presetted another song "We
Are All Sobbing. "
A motion was made to proceed with the
order of business ns contained In the call ,
which placed the congressional nomination
A substitute was offered to proceed with
the election of delegates to the national con
A spirited discussion ensued , in the midst
of which Dorsey came forward and poured
oil on the waters beginning to bo agitated.
The vote on the substitute resulted in 220
noes to 01 nays , and showed the strength of
the Dorsoy clement in the convention.
S , K. BlttenbcnUer , of Dixon , put G. W. E.
Dorsey in nomination to represent the largest
congressional district on earth.
A. E. Cooley , of Howard , presented the
name of Thomas Darnell.
Brad Slaughter of Nanco , said his delega
tion came instructed to present the name of
G. W. Meilciphn , but he would second the
nomination or Dorsoy.
John R. Neisbltt from Lincoln county ,
withdrew the name of Thomas Darnell , and
seconded the nomination of Dorsey ,
It was then moved that Dorsey bo nomi
nated by acclimation , and the motion pre
vailed without a dissenting voico.
Dorsoy was loudly called for , and in responding
spending ho expressed his great obligation to
tlio Third district , for the honor con-
f cried upon him. He stated his
determine to continue to serve
liia constituency to the best of his ability.
Ho then alluded to Uio various candidates
for the presidency , each name awakening
applause , but when Blatno's name was men
tioned there was the wildest applause.
Colonel Tucker , of Brown county , gave an
address full of pith and humor , backed by
his USD pounds of republicanism. Ho was
followed by Russell of Colfav nndMcikloJohn
of rJnuco , counseling united action for
On a vote to proceed with the election of
two delegates to the national convention , G.
W. HelrHt of Dawson , Aaron W. Wall of
Custcr , Lornn Clark of Boone , W. M. Rob-
orison of Madison nnd G. W. Brewster of
Blaine wcro put In nomination. J. M. Rob
ertson of Madison nud Aaron Wnll of Custer
wcro chosen delegates , with J.V. . Radford
of Lincoln mid B. S. Lllley of Custer ns al
The Crawford Case.
KRAHNEY , Neb. , May ! . To the Editor of
TiiKBrxi There should not bo allowed any
temporary set-back by the present depart
ment nf state in the case of the shooting of
the gallant Captain Crawford , U. S. A. The
plain facts are , the Mexican troops have
always acted with an envious spirit towards
American troops. They huvo never lost an
op | > ortunity to insult our troops , They knew
when they attacked Captain Crawford's com
mand that they wora attacking Indian scouts
enlisted into the United States , commanded
by a United States military ofliccr of the
United States , and at the moment ho was
shot ho was pointing to his uniform and but
tons , upon which were the insignia of the
United States. When Captain Crawford
with n United States uniform was shot by a
foreign foe , that shot was meant for every
American citizen ; It was meant for the entire
United States army , the principles they rep
resent ; and It was meant for the govern
ment of the United States. Now that the
work has ) > ecn doao tlio honor of the Ameri
can Hug and the dignity of the republic de
mands nn explanation.
Valentine Waterloo.
WEST POIXT , Neb. May 14. To the Editor
otTuullcc : The republican convention of
Cumlng county was held here Saturday by
the election of John D. Nellgh as temporary
chairman , and Frank O. Evans ns secretary.
The temporary organisation was made per-
menant. George W. E. Dorsoy was endorsed
for reelection to congress , amidst the wild
est enthusiasm , and Andrew U. Graham of
Winner , was declared to bo the unanimous
choice of the convention for state treasurer.
It was resolved thnt tlio republicans of this
countv , and the several delegates , use every
and all honorable means tibeeurotlu nomina
tion of Mr. Gmhnm , by the republican state
convention. Tlio following delegates wcro
clouted , to attend the convention : State
A. R. Graham. D. C. Giffert , J. L. Rewoy ,
Wm. Stnefcr , W. D. liibbon , J. u Nuligh.
Congressional A. D. Uremer.C U McNibh ,
G. H. Ranson. J.-H. UiirrcU ( of Van Wyck
iclcfcritv ) , J. L. Baker , J , E. Loiif , J. W.
Shearer. The delegation at Norfolk , will
present the nnmo of Wm. Stuefcr as district
. Out of delegates
delegate to Chicago. fifty-seven
gates , Valentino had three superiors upon
the floor of the convention. Ho nnd his
henchmen made every effort , with several of
the West Point delegates , to secure n proxy
to the convention , but his efforts wcro fruit
less , . - t
UcBolmlons of Sympathy.
McCooK , Neb. , May 14. [ Special to Tun
Br.r. ] At a meeting of the traveling men
spending Sunday , May 13 , at McCook , the
following resolutions wcro unanimously
adopted :
Whereas , Hearing with much sorrow nnd
sincere regret of the death of our esteemed
comrade nnd friend , Chnrles E. Eaton , bo it
Resolved , That we deeply sympathize with
his young wlfo and dear mother in this their
snd bereavement.
Resolved , Thnt In his death the traveling
fraternity has lost a warm-hearted nnd
genial friend nnd his employers a conscien
tious and faithful representative ; nnd bo It
Resolved , That n copy of thcso resolutions
bo sent his bereaved fnmilyTnc OMAHA 13nn ,
Lincoln Journal , Kansas City Times , Kan
sas City Journal nnd St. Joseph Gazette.
They Fought nnd AVcro Fined.
CUKTK , Neb. , Mny 14 [ Special to Tun Bnn. ]
A terrific flght occurred between nildnk-ht
and daylight [ this morning nt Big Blue pre
cinct between Joseph KIclbnnok nnd wlfo
and Vincent Fink nnd Frank Bcsplaz. Mr.
Klolhaiiek was badly cut about the face and
head nnd his wife wns struck a violent blow
In the stomach which caused serious Illness.
All the parties wcro nrrestcd connected with
the affair nnd brought before Justice Schil-
leny , and ho fined each of the parties { 43 nnd
costs , nnd with the Judicial advlco to mind
their own business in the future nnd not to
Interfere with their neighbors.
Died From Tils Injuries.
Loui'CiTT , Nob. , May 14. [ Special toTun
BKB.J Charles Bushonscn , an aged farmer
living near Rockville , who jumped from the
Lake Shore & Michigan Southern train near
La Porto , Ind , , died Friday morning from
his injuries nnd xvlll bo brought back to
Rookvillo for burial. Ho was on his way to
his old homo in Germany to secure n legacy
which had recently been left him. nnd it is
supposed jumped from the rapidly moving
train while In a temporary lib of insanity , as
ho wns but n few moments before engaged
in a very pleasant and rational conversation
with nn olllcial of the above named road who
chanced to bo on the train.
For Otoe County's Benefit.
NnnuASKv CITY , Neb. , May 14. [ Special
Telegram to Tin : Ben. ] The Otoo County
Investment company filed articles of incor
poration with the county clerk to-day. The
headquarters nro at Omaha and the capital
Slfi.OOO. The incorporates nro Brainbrldgo
Howard , Lawrence Case , Giles Cook , H. A.
Chirk , E. N. Hickman , James Johnson , T.
Nettles , and the object of the company in
vestment in Otoo county lands.
Crete Grows Metropolitan.
CKCTE , Neb. , May 14. [ Special to THE
BEE. ] Work was commenced this morning
on the curbing and guttering of Maine
avenue with Nemahn hard stone. The side
walks will bo of concrete covered with ce
ment. This improvement will add greatly to
the appearance and value of property on this
Messrs. Sidney Smith nnd Robert Vunco
shipped twelve car loads of fat cattle to
Chicago Saturday night.
Only a Facetious Mugwump.
O'NuiLL , Neb. , May 14. ( Special Tele
gram to THE BEE. ] Republicans hero arc
somewhat stirred up over a telegram which
appeared in Sunday's Omuhn Herald , stating
that eleven republicans in the county con
vention endorsed Cleveland. This is fnlso in
the extreme. Ono delegate in the convention
stated , merely ns a joke , he was for Cleve
land In preference to Blame.
Itollcd Into tlio Creek.
NoiiroLit , Neb. , May 14. [ Specinl Tele
gram to THE BEE. ] A four-year-old son of
Robert Wliitla was running along tlio high
bank of the creek to-day. Ho fell nmi rolled
down the bank into the cieek nnd was
drowned. His body at a late hour hud not
been recovered.
Ilcports Denied.
PiEiuin , Dak. , May 14. [ Special Telegram
to THE BEE. ] Reports sent irom Huron and
other points convey the Idea that the signa
tures of the Indians will not bo obtained ;
that the Sioux reservation will not bo
opened for settlement before three years.
Hon. J. J. Kleiner , commissioner of immi
gration , who spent the past winter in W ash-
ington , was i ntcrviowed to-day nnd says the
signatures of the Indians will bo obtained as
early us September 1 of the present year.
Within thitty days thereafter the president
will issue his proclamation declaring the
reservation open to settlement and it will
not bo necessary for a survey to bo made
before settlers can move on the land. All
reports to the contrary nro for the purpose
of injuring this portion of the grout north
_ _
Under Control.
On. Crrr , Pa , , May 14. The fire is now
believed to bo under control. A great over
flow occurred shortly before 2 o'clock this
morning. , and hugo islands of burning oil
floated down the creek. Booms proved use
less , nnd the flcrco muss of lire swept on ,
burning several dwellings , the railroad bridge
two miles below and a largo barrel factory.
The loss is estimated at SMU.OOO. There was
very llttlo sleep in the city last night , ns it
wns fcnred the town would bo destroyed.
LA'nu--Tho : llro has burned out and nil
danger has passed. The Ilrst reports wcro
greatly exaggerated and the loss will not ex
ceed 1100,000.
Another dispatch from Oil City says the
total loss is less than r > 0,000.
Exploded ,
LAFAYETTE , Ind. , May 14. Frank Alkire
nnd Edward Foster , well known young
farmers living in the noithcrn part of this
county , went fishing with dynamite
cartridges Saturday night at the mouth of
Tippccnnoo river. While each held u
cartridge in his ritsht hand Foster lit his and
both exploded. Foster's right hand was torn
off and nn eye put out. Alkiro's right arm
wns carried away nnd both eyes blinded.
Both were severely burned , Alkiro is
unconscious and cannot live.
A Btono Stuck in n
REAPINO , Pa , , May 14 , Astono which was
wedged Into n frog on the Reading railroad
track at Moss Creek , near Susrniehunna , this
morning caused the wreck of a freight train.
Engineer Houghton was scalded and crushed
to death , and the fireman and ono of the
brnkemun wcro badly injured , Tlio engine
and cars were badly wrecked , having plunged
down a twenty foot cmbunkmcut.
Denied n Itehnarlnx.
WABIIINOTON , May 14. The supreme court
to-duy denied application for the rehearing
of the telephone case. This application was
muda by the people and overland telephone
companies , who ubsert that Drawbuugh and
not noli was the Jh-bt inventor of the tele
phone. _
The Death Ifoll.
Loxnox. May 14. Admiral Sir William
Hewetl , commander of the channel fleet ,
died ut Portbjnouth last night , aged fifty-
Had a Good Night ,
BEIILIN' , May 14. Tlio emperor hnd a good
nlslit. .Ho arosn tit 10 in the morning.
The cmiicroi walked about hit rooms to
day , and transacted official bubiucfcb by per
mission of tli y doctors.
The Harbor Haul Ataonclod to Cover
Nebraska "Points.
Paddock's Irrigation Amendment
The Oinnhn Bridge Fnvorcd by the
ticnntc Committee Considering
Fuller's Case.
WASHINGTON , D. C. , Mny 14. J
In the senate to-day Mr. Mandcrson pro
posed amendments to the river and harbor
bill appropriating $100,000 for the improve
ment of the Missouri ( maintaining the chan
nel ) between Omnhn and Council Bluffs , and
WO.OOO for improvements of the river nt
Plattsmouth. The sonr.tor is confident thnt
his amendments will bo ncccptcd. Chairman
Fryo of the committee on commerce has no
tified the senators that the committee will re
ceive amendments nnd hear arguments on
river nnd harbor Improvements until next
Wednesday evening , when the bill will betaken
taken up for final completion , It is the In
tention of the committee to i-cport the bill to
the senate within n few days , so that there
may bo plenty of tlino for action by the house
on the senate amendments after the latter
has been passed by the senate.
In the senate to-day Mr. Paddock intro
duced an amendment to tbo river and harbor
bill appropriating $75,000 for Improving the
Missouri river at Nebraska City nnd $30,000 ,
at Hulo.
covniiixo TUB nuxor DECISION.
Senator Madcron presented a momorlal
from the Nebraska board of transportation ,
calling upon the Nebraska representatives to
support Mr. Nelson's bill , making govern
ment aided roads passing through states and
territories , amenable to the laws and regula
tions of the state. This Is Intended to pre
vent any possibility of Judge Dundy's de
cision being supported on appeal by the
higher courts. Immediately after the read
ing of the memorial Senator Paddock in
troduced Mr. Nelson's bill , which was
referred to the committee on Inter-state
commerce. Both the Nebraska senators arc
heartily in favor of the measure.
Senator Paddock to-day proposed nn
amendment to his .po'stofilco bultdlng bill
which leaves to the discretion of the com
mission the matter of cost of sites and build
ings. Ho also reported from his committee
an amendment which will bo inserted la the
sundry civil appropriation bill sons to insure
action , providing for1 ah investigation into
the reservoir system 6f" irrigating arid lands.
Tlio proposition might reasonably come
within the river nndhnrbor bill or ns n dis
tinct measure from th'o commltteo on public
lands , but it wan referred to the committee
on the Mississippi river'.und its tributaries ,
largely on account' of- Senator Paddock's
practical experience In such matters , and the
fact that that committee Is investigating
water questions. Bnt it is to bo put into the
sundry civil appropriation bill so that its con
sideration will bo guaranteed. ,
At the mooting of the senate committee on
judiciary this morninj * the nomination of Mr.
Fuller was taken up nnd'briefly discussed ,
but no action wag taken upon it. Mr. Vest
and some of the other democratic senators
expressed a wish to liavo an curly report
from the committee , but Mr. Edmunds did
not seem to be in any hurry , and Mr. Evarts
stated that Mr. Fuller himself desired tbo
fullest investioutlon Into his record , both
political , personal and professional. It was
however made clear by the attltudp of the
republican senators that it is the intention of
the committee to hong up the nomination in
order , ns Mr. Halstead suggested , "to let the
wind blow through Mr. Fuller's bones. "
The senate committee on commerce is In
session almost continually upon the river
autt harbor bill , aud is getting along very
rapidly. The Illinois section of the bill and
most of the harbors of tbo great lakes , have
been considered , nnd tlio sum appropriated
by the house of representatives has been
agreed upon. This gives Michigan City 90-
000 , Calumet S20.000 , Chicago S200.000 , Wnu-
kcgan 525,000 , Kenosha ? r,500 , tlio Wabash
river iOH.OOO , the Calumet 50,000 , and the
Illinois river S200.000. Senator Cullom's
amendments to the bill concerning the Hen-
nepin canal and the great water way will bo
considered within a day or two , but have
not yet been reached.
FAVOIIB Till ! OMAHA 111111)01 ! .
Senator Vest , from the committee on com
merce , reported to the senate today with
favorable recommendation the Dill passed by
the houbc authorizing the construction of n
bridge across the river between Omaha and
Conncil BlulTs. The t > enuto committee makes
but ono amendment , which is in the form of
an additional section , and Is as follows :
"This act shall bo null and void unless the
construction of the bridge hereby authorized
shall bo commenced within ono yuar and com
pleted within three .years from the approval
of this act. "
HIATII or AN oi.n AKMY orricT.ii.
Atolcgram from Bostonnnnounccsthodcatn
of Colonel Israel O. Dewey , paymaster of the
United States army , who is well known
throughout the west. Ho bus been stationed
in Washington during the last three or four
years , but previous to thnt was nt Detroit ,
Chicago and other cities of the west. Ho
was placed on the retired list on the Oth of
March. Ho leaves a widow and daughter
and son in tills city.
Joseph W. Ebersol , of Beatrice , was tp-
day admitted to practice before thu interior
Commissioner of Patents and Mrs. Hull ,
of Iowa , will spend their vacation at Mar
tha's Vineyard , N. J. PUIIKY S. HEATH ,
Nebraska and Iowa 1'ciiHlonn.
WAsmxnTON , May 11. [ Special Telegram
to THE HUE. ] The following pensions were
granted Nebraska's to-day : Original invalid
Philemon B. McFadden , Howe ; James II.
Carter , Cedar Uapids. Original widows ,
etc. Elizabeth , widow of Daniel II. Boomer ,
Pensions for lowans : Original Invalid
Newton Jones , Iowa Fulls ; Alexander Low-
den , Wilton Junction ; George A. Sens , Sey
mour ; James 1C. Galloupe , Keokuk ; George
Suffn , Hed Oak ; William H.Arnold. Walker ;
Sylvester M. Carr , Ottumwa ; Kugg Hicks ,
IowaFalls ; Lewis 'Greenfield , Doud's Sta
tion ; Hiram Dunn , Alllo , Reissue Peter
M. Whltenack , Marion. Original widows ,
etc. Katherine , widow of John Frninbock ,
Cherokee ; Elizabeth A. , mother of James
Smith , Tracy.
To Cloio on Saturday.
WASHINGTON , May 14. In the house to-day
Mr. Mills , from the' committee on rules , re
ported , and the house adopted a resolution
providing that the general debate on the
tariff bill shall close Saturday next.
Washington Briefri.
The house committee on invalid pensions
reported the bill proposing to remove the re
striction upon the payment on arrearages of
pensions In the case of claims filed before the
passage of the bill.
A constitutional amendment was offered in
the house by Mr. Ncnl of Tennessee , propos
ing to oxtcud the term of office of the presi
dent and vice president to six yuar * nnd to
make tlj prusidunt ineligible for a second
The principal speakers on the tariff bill
during the remainder of the week will bo
Butterworth Tuesday , Iandail Wedncbday ,
Brei-Uenridgo of Arkansas Thursday , McKinley -
Kinley and Ureckmndpn of Kentucky Fri-
day , and Heed and Speaker Carlisle Satur
The senate spent three hours In secret ses
sion discussing the HIddloborgcr resolution
for the open consideration of the fisheries
treaty and the Hoar resolution for n steno
graphic report of the debate , to bo made pub-
lie nt the option of the senate. Both were
defeated , the democrats voting solidly ngalnst
them nnd the republicans dividing according
to individual preferences. The consideration
of the fisheries treaty wns further postponed
till next Monday.
The secretary of the treasury to-day ac
cepted 1353,000 In bonds.
WASHINOTON , Mny 14. Mr. Stewart offered -
fored a bill proposing nn amendment to the
constitution of the United States so as to re
duce from two-thirds to a majority vote in
each house overriding presidential vetoes.
Ho said ho would at n convenient time make
some remarks on the subject.
Mr Hoar , from the committee on privi
leges aud elections , to which had been re
ferred certain resolutions of the joint con
vention of the two houses of the Indiana leg
islature concerning the election of Turpio ns
United States senator , made n report nnd
nskcd to be discharged from further consid
eration of the resolution and memorials ,
"thereby confirming the tltlo of Turpio to
his seat. " Ho asked that the report bo
printed in the Itecord , nnd gave notice that
ho would call It up to-morrow.
Mr. Vest offered n resolution for the ap
pointment of n select committee of five
senators to examine freely all . questions
touching the meat product of the United
States , and especially as to the transporta
tion of bcuf and beef cattle nnd the sale of
the same In cattle markets , stock yards and
cities ; nnd whether there exists , or 1ms ex
isted , nny combination of any kind by reason
of which the prices of beef and beef cuttlo
have been so controlled or affected as to do-
minlsh the prices paid to the producer without
lessening the cost of meat to the consumer ;
the committee to bo permitted to hold its
sessions during the recess at such times and
places ns it may determine , with power to
send for persons and papers. Ho nskcd that
the resolution bo printed nnd laid on the
table , nnd gave notieo ho would call it up to
The animal Industry bill was laid before
the senate ns unfinished business , nnd then
the presiding oftlcor ( presumably under the
order agreed upon in executive bcsslon last
Thursday ) ordered the galleries to bo cleared
and the doors closed , and the senate pro
ceeded to the consideration of executive busi
ness. When the doors reopened the senate
WASIIIXOTOX , May 14. * The house went
into committee of the whole on the tariff bill ,
and was addressed by Mr. Hatch of Missouri.
Ho said that ho would be derelict in his duty
to the people , faithless to his constituents
and disloyal to the agricultural interests of
the country if ho necloctcd to speak ear
nestly anil plainly in what ho considered the
legislative crisis in the history of the coun
try. The Mills bill was simply a proposi
tion of modification nnd reduction. It did
not touch the principle involved in the Merrill -
rill tariff act. He wished there was n bill
before the bouse based on a principle of
equality and fairness , broader aud deeper
than was involved in the pending proposi
tion , but the principles of protection were
fastened on the country and all that could bo
hoped for to-day and all that the bill sought
to accomplish was the reduction of
the amount of taxation collected by
tno government and put into the treasury.
Gentlemen representing agricultural dis
tricts of the west would find a storm of in
dignation among their constituents when they
got home. Ho spoke for the farmers of the
Missouri valley when he declared that they
were almost unanimous in favor of free wool
and a reduction on manufactured woolcu
Mr. Syms of Coloradol said the president
had shown nn entlrewant | of comprehension of
the whole tariff system when he told the
farmer in one paragraph that a protective
tariff was wrong and in the next attempted
to show the manufacturer that ho would bo
benellttcd by the placing of raw materials on
the free list.
Mr. Funston of Kansas declared himself
for Amcr'can interests as against the bal
ance of the world. Ho wns a protectionist.
He would protect the United States against
foreign invasion , whether by armed force to
lay waste the land or by tfio products
of pauper labor to destroy our
industries nud take away from
the American laboring man his
employment. Ho maintained the proposition
that the farmer wanted neither nn English
market nor English goods and would hail
with joy the day when ho would have
Mr. O'Neill of Indiana argued in favor of
putting lumber , coal and iron on the free
list because he believed these products of the
United States could compete with the world
without there being nny tnriff upon them ,
Mr. Thompson of Ohio said the difference
between the tlio republican party and the
democratlo upon the tariff' question was rad
ical. It was not a difference as to the adjust
ment of the system of tariff taxation ; it wns
a difference as to the system itself. It WHS
the avowed policy of the democratic party to
reduce tariff duties to a revenue basis , and
not only this , but to eliminate entirely the
idea of protection to American industries and
American labor. The democratic party was
absolutely hostile to protection A tariff for
revenue onlv would result in the lowering of
the wages of labor to the level of these paid in
the old world and would mean danger to the
pence of the republic.
Mr. Strublo of Iowa said nmong the things
some commendable , some despicable done
by thu present administration , nt least three
could not cscnpo the condemnation of the
pcoplo. The president hnd first attacked the
silver dollar , then the greenback and then
the protective system under which tlio gov
ernment had grown and prospered , and by
reason of which it hnd attained financially ,
commercially nnd Intellectually the proud
distinction accorded it by the civilized world.
The committee then toso nnd the house
Hound for Foreign Smelters.
Dfi.t'Tii , Minn. , Mny 14. [ Special Tele-
frnm to Tim Bni.l : The Northern Pacific
railroad received to-dny n number of car
loads of copper nnd silver matter from the
Buttc. Mont. , mines. A largo amount Is
stored hero awaiting shipment to Swansea ,
Wales , for reduction. A few small lots are
consigned to New Jersey smelters.
The Fire Itocord.
Pourr.ANU , Ore. , May 14. The entire busi
ness portion of the town of Golilendalo ,
W. T. , wns swept away by fire yesterday.
Tlio fire started in a livery stable. The town
had no llro department with which to fight
tbo fiames. The total loss will reach * 175UOO ;
the total insurance fSO.OOO.
Believed to ho a Train Itobher.
SAN FKANCISCO , May 14. A man named
Conrad Holing , who has been arrested at
Huuchuca , is believed to bo the leader of the
bund of train robbers which attacked the
train ou the Sonoro railroad Friduy night.
Grain In Klglit nnd Store.
CmcAno , May 4. The visible supply of
grain , as compiled by the secretary of thu
Chicago board of trade , is as follows : Wheat
2USnCO bushels , corn li , ! 07,000 bushels , oats
4.10S.UX bushels , rye a 13,000 bushels , barley
& 30GOO , Lushols.
Know Storm In Michigan ,
MAuqi'r.rie , r4ih. ; , May 14 A snow and
bloet storm has prevailed fer tlio labt four
hours , aud thu snow is still In'.lmg rapidly.
Oonunodoio KiiiKon liiiried.
Sr. PAI L , May 14. The fuiieral of commodore ; -
doro Kittftoa took place to day ,
A Tinuunu : AVUKCK.
A Dynnmtto Kxplonlon Destroys n
Town nnd Three tilvos. , Colo. , May 14. Fountain , n small
village obout eighty miles from hero , was
tlio scene of a terrible accident to-day. Train
No.7 of the Santa Fc , known as the "Thunder
bolt , " arrived at Fountain at 2:41 : a. m. , nnd
had only been standing there n few minutes
when a cnbooso and some cars , the brakes of
which had got loose In some way , run down
from n sldo-tntcic and struck thu train with
terrllle forco. Ono car of the freight was
loaded with naptha , which oxploded.throwing
oil over everything and setting the train on
fire. The train men shoved the Injured cars
back from the wreck and were trying to save
the depot when it was discovered that two
cars wore standing on the main track that
wet o not wrecked. The nearest ono wns
burning nnd was tagged powder. Shortly
afterward the car exploded , completely de
molishing tlio depot , nil the dwellings In
the town nnd a number of cnrs. Three
persons , were killed by the explosion , and
some twelve or fifteen persons wore
wounded , none very seriously. There Is a
hole In the ground where the car stood about
thirty feet in diameter nnd fifteen feet deep.
Two cnrs were burned nnd sixteen , together
with the locomotive , were more or less
wrecked. It Is supposed that tramps let off
the brakes from the freight car. The car
thnt exploded contained 17,000 pounds of
powder. The shock was felt for a distance
of twenty miles. Everyone of the twenty
houses In Fountain nro destroyed , together
with the now Baptist church. Every inhab
itant received more or less injuries from Hy
ing fragments and the shock. The yard of
the Newton Lumber company took llro and
was consumed.
The dead are ns follows : C. F. Smith ,
manager of the Newton Lumber company ,
formerly of Keokuk , la. : an unknown man
found under tha engine ; an unknown rail
road man.
Lawrence Wolhnrt , a German carpenter ,
was struck by Hying timbers. Mrs. Wed-
ridg , while standing t00 ! yard from the track ,
was struck on the head with a flying bolt.
H. Hutchlus , n merchant sixty i cars old ,
was struck with a bar of Iron. The wounded
numbered fifteen. Damages estimated nt
* 100,000.
Ho Gives Hit ) Views on Ilaynrd'n In
structions to nicljanc.
irnfi/rft/htffiS8Ij/am | / | / ; Gordon JJcmielf.l
IIusnuucii ci IlAituouitu , May 14.
[ New York Herald Cable Special to THE
Biu. ] A half hour's railway ride from
Hamburg over the Elbe still hero and there
overflowing its banks across nrscnlc-grcen
prairies doited with thousands and thous
ands of red and white Mecklenburg cattle ,
then an hour's drive in a venerable centen
nial carriage that a stout pala of black
horses could draw only at a snail's pace ,
through deep sandy lanes , and I found my
self before a splendid stone castle built on
the crest of a ridge of sand hills. To the
bouth extended an endless forest of beeches
nnd oaks ; to the north mile after mile of lint
green pastures and the sun lighted up in the
far distance" the spires and chimneys of
" 1st der Herr Schurz zu hause ! " "Yah , "
was the reply , nnd in a few minutes I was
sitting with Mr. Schurz biforo n blu/.lng
wood fire for it is still very cold here in
the library. I handed Mr. Schurz an Euro
pean edition of the Herald of May 0 , con
taining' ' a cable letter from Now York
announcing Bayard's ' instructions to McLano
in reference to American citizens drafted in
the French army. After Schurz read the
whole story , I asked , "Do you think the
claims of the French government tenable ! "
Mr. Schurz replied , "No , I do not. "
I asked him in what particular.
Mr. Schurz said , "I do not think interna
tional usage sanctions what the French gov
ernment insists namely , that naturalized
American citizens born in Franco drafted in
the French army can seek immunity only
from the courts. In such cases the remedy
is by npplying to the department of state if
they have reason to believe my particular do-
crco had been iuiprovidcntly issued. But
the French courts have no jurisdiction in the
matter whatever. "
I then asked Mr. Schurz , "Do you approve
of Bayard's instructions to McLano to de
mand immediate release and indemnity i"
j Mr. Schurz said , " Yes , 1 entirely ap
prove of Mr. Bayard's action in the mat
ter. " Here tlio interview ended. I after
wards had a very pleasant chat with
Mr. Schuiv. on other subjects. We talked
about the kaiser , about Bismarck
about Boulangcr , but Mr. Sehurz would not
authorize mo to give publicity to his views on
those subjects. Mr. Schuris in robust
health , takes lone walks through tbo beech
forests of Hausbruch and is thoroughly enJoying -
Joying himself. " 1 had a very busy time In
Berlin , " said Mr. Schuras ho walked with
me towards my centennial Mecklenburg
carriage , "but hero at the houbo of my rela
tive , Mrs , II. C. Myor , I nm far enough away
to have n quiet time. I am only to-day be
ginning to read my letters and papers. "
Died Beyond the Sen.
lConyrfhtfcSSbl ( / / / Joint sdnitlonllcnuctt.l
LONDON , May 11. [ New York Herald
Cable Special to TUB BEE. | Dr. Howard
Pinkney , u Now York physician , died to-dny
in a railway carriage. On tlio Journey from
Southampton ho was a passenger on the
Elbe and was attended by u fellow passen
ger , Dr. Sterling llyeison. Three days ago
ho complained of pains in the spine and
cramped limbs , and told Dr. Hyerson ho
thought ho would die nr.d requested that ho
should not bo shot into the sea. The deceased -
ceased was found alone in the carriage at
Boslugstroko lying on his face. Dr. Hycrson
says he died of appoplc.\y ,
WolHley Makes n Dcfunsc.
LONDON , May 14. The house of lords was
crowded to-day when Lord Wolsloy made
Ins defense. In the course of his remarks ho
said ho had nothing whatever to withdraw.
As long us the navy is as weak as it is' the
army could not hold its own. Defenses nt
homo nnd abroad wcro in bud condition. The
military forces did not oven gunrranteo the
siifoty of the capital , Ho claimed that 100-
000 men properly handled could take posses
sion of the country. Ho concluded by say
ing ho had intended to resign after reading
what Lord Salisbury had said. Laid Salis
bury said that If Lord Wolsloy wished to as
sail the administration in the future no
would do so In the house. He trusted Lord
Wolsley would not toke the matter too seri
ously. Ho should regret the general leaving
the service ab a very gre.xt blow ,
Ilevlew of British
LONDON , May 14. The Mark Lane Kx-
prcbs , In its icview of thu British grain
trade during the past week , sajs : The
English wheat trade is slow nnd previous
rates are difficult to sustain. Foreign wheat
is quiet. In Ix > ndoii prices have been ninln-
tnincd , but In Liverpool they are a fraction
cheaper. Flour is firm. Corn at Llverjwol
is Id dearer. Oats nro In demand
at an advance of U > 1. Linseed is weak and
prices declined OJ. To-day there was a
bolter damand for whcnt and DOtli English
and foreign rot > o ( Id. Flour was Od
higher. Outa wcro 0 to Is dearer. .
Klgin ButtMaikul. .
Ei ois , 111. , May H. Butujr m steady at ii
Another Intorosthifr Ohnptor oi
"Smith's Special Snll. "
Judge Shophnrd Kcfuscs to Holicvo
the Testimony of Loxvcy , nnd Com *
incuts Wltti Sarcasm on the
Nefarious Xrnnimctlon.
Hnimnti Jjotycy Must
Ciuctno , Mny 14. [ Special Telegram t
Tun Bin.--Judgo : ] Shephnrd tlollverod na
opinion this morning In the case of Daniel
1C. Tcnny , trustee , against Loyal L. Smith ,
Halnian Lowey and Louis Cole which is of
much interest to business Hi nearly every
line of trade. In ISSrt Loyal L. Smith , who
ran n largo dry goods store In Omaha , sold
but to Lowey and with several thousands
skipped to Canada. A vast number of at
tachments and judgments wcro levied against
the goods , which Lowey assorted ho had pur
chased in good faith. After n long litigation
the federal court ordered the proceeds of the
sale of the stock , which was In the hands of
the receiver , to bo paid to Lowoy , but In the
meantime Smith came to Chicago from Cnu-
nda and gave information upon which n Judg
ment was granted tying up the moneys
in the receiver's hands. Lawyer
Tcnny , as trustee for the eastern cred
itors of Smith , then began suit to muko
Lowey and his alleged confederates liable
for the debts of the concern. The trial has
occupied nearly n month and the result Is a
decision in favor of the creditors who nro
represented by Tcnney.
In giving his decision Judge Shcp-
Shcphard referred to the alarming amount of
perjury nnd irreconcilable contradiction in
the case , and pointed out the difficulty of a
court of justice arriving at n solid founda
tion of truth under such circumstances. Ho
said that Lowoy lias testified to much that
was true , no doubt , but it was also evident
that he had testified to much that was un
true. The court could hardly credit the fact
that a competent business man like Lowey
would start oft" ou excursion like this to buy
out the stock of a man whom he did not know ,
whoso financial nnd commercial standing ho
knew nothing of , and pay the Mini of $30,000
for n stock of goods , the value of which ho
knew nothing of. The court f urtlicr' inti
mated bis disbelief of that part of the testi
mony which went to show that Lowey
brought down $30OCO in currency to Omaha
nnd paid it over to Smith. Lowoy
know what banks were for , and Omaha and
Chicago banks wcro all on business relations
with each other. For this reason the court
refused to credit the statement that the sum
of $30,000 was paid for the property nt all ,
nnd asserts his belief thnt nothing was no-
tually paid for the goods , nil thnt Lowoy ovoo
paid being $10,000 In consideration of Smith's '
turning the goods over to him and stepping
out.TheJBdge continued : "Tho fact that ho
has testified untruthfully once makes all hid
evidence suspicious nnd unreliable. Smith
don't ' deny his roguery , nnd his testimony in
this has been corroborated in many material
points , which is not the case with thnt of
Lowey. But because two men with rascally
Intent engage in a nefarious and wilful un
dertaking is no reason why their testimony
should not bo believed and taken for what
it is worth. " In words of biting1
sarcasm the court then went on 'tu
take the testimony of the two men for what
it was worth , and show how it proved the
case against themselves. He went on to say
with considerable irony that of course ft
man might rush off to Omaha , hold a ulid-
night meeting with a bankrupt merchant ,
pay him ! 0,000 which he brought with him
in currency at the risk of being robbed , 'in
stead of using the banks , for a lot of goods ,
the value of which hi ) did not know , and bo
acting good faith , but it was too much ,
for his honor to swallow.
In conclusion Judge Shcphard said and
he was sorry to be obliged to state It ,
for the defendant had been favorably
known to him for many years sim
ply this , "that Lowoy knowingly
entered with Smith into a fraudulent
conspiracy to defraud the Inttcr's creditors ,
and that the defense set up by the former Is
manifestly mannfuctmod from beginning to
end. A decree would then bo prepared clos
ing up the place in accordance with the
prayer of the creditors. After the decree
was prepared n lawyer in the court f > uld that
the court will doubtless relcr the matter to a
master to determine the entire amount of
goods In stock nud then order Lowey to pay
the full assessed value of them to bo divided
among the judgment creditors.
General Itoom'H ComrndcH Itl.tlcc a
SctiHiitionnl Charge.
Cnicvno , May 14. The mystery of Gen
eral Martin Becm's death was to-night made
more peculiar titan ever by the decision ot
the Veteran Union league an organization ,
which undertook to investigate the matter.
The report from the committee charged with
the task was submitted to a committee of the
league this evening. The gist of the report
was that General Becm had been murdered ,
but that no hlnmo was attached to
his wife. No explanation was vouchsafed for
such a state of affairs. The committee aukcd
for additional time to probe deeper into the
bubjcct. By a vote of the league this was
grunted , but later a reconsideration wns
moved and the committee discharged , thus
apparently shelving the whole business , BO
far us General Beems' old comrades are con
cerned. Tlio feature of the meeting was the
lending of a strong letter from Mrs. Bccin ,
demanding vhtually a vindication or prose
Steamship ArrivalH.
Nr.\v VOHIC , May 14. [ Special Telegram
to THE BKE.J Arrived Tlio steamer Ser
via from Liverpool ; the Sunvia from Ham
LiVEiirooi. , May 14. Arrived The
Btcainer Queen from New York.
SOUTIIAMITOX , May 14. Arrived The
steamer Elbe from New York for Bremen ;
the Sxvitzcrl.ind from Philadelphia ,
HAMIIUUO , May 14. Arrived The steamer
Polynesia from New York.
Introduced the VcMilmlo System.
CIIK AQO , May 14 The most prominent
railroad men of this city were aboard the
first vestibule tram operated by the Chlcftpo ,
Rock Island & Pacific railroad company.
The train consisted of two Pullman sleepers ,
a dining and a baggage car , and two coachofj
and a splendid run was made to Jolict nnd
return. The event murks the permanent in
troduction of the vubtibulo sjstcm ou thu
Rock island road.
Tjabor 1'olltleiaiin Gathering.
CINCINNATI , May 14. Delegates to the two
national conventions of the union labor uud
united labor parties are coming In rapidly.
The union labor convention will meet at
noon to-morrow at the Odeon , the united
labor at tbo Bamotmiont the Grand opera
house. JCHSO Harper , the most prominuut
man in the union labor pai ty , is here. Dr.
MeGlynn , ninonc tbo foremost of thu uiillcd
labor party , is on the ground.
Weather Indications.
For Nebraska and Iowa : Wanner , feN
lowed by coooiar , fulr weather , followed by
local rains , light to frcuh southerly winds ,
increasing In force.
For eastern und smithoustrrn Dakota ;
cooler , frill- weather , tiesh to bns'.i uoiib/ >
oicjte'riy.rinds. .