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Rood and Carlisle Wind Up the
Lengthy Tariff Speoohos.
In nn Annwcr to Mr. Urcokcnrlcl o'o
"Deep Damnation" Utterances
Gossip on the Present Condi *
tloti of the Tariff
Tlio Imntoftlio Iionit Speeches.
* ' WASHINGTON. D. C. . Mav 10.
To day closed the most thorough and ex-
Imustiva tariff debate that has over taken
'placo In the history of the country. When
' ' ( the discussion started out it wns expected lo
bo dull and tiresome , but as It proceeded It
turned out to bo very Interesting indeed , and
' Its close shows that It presents many sides
1 which deserve the careful study of the Amcr-
Jean pcoplo nnd tholr legislators. To-day
. being the last day of the debate , the gal-
V J erica wcro filled long before the opening of
the session , and many thousands wcro turned
' 'hway , unable to obtain even standing room.
friends of Speaker Carlisle especially
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'were on hand very early and formed the
larger part of the nudlcnco.
It had bccomo known early this morning
'thnt Mr. Jehu Baker , of Illinois , was going
to respond to sotno remarks made yesterday
by Mr. Brcckcnridgc relative to the dofcat of
William U. Morrison , which ho charged lo cor
ruption and fraud by the protection interests.
Mr. Baker Is a gontlcuianof stately demeanor
and odd ways , but a man of fine general In
formation and a ready debater , whenever ho
engages in any controversy. Ho had care
fully prepared a speech and read it off with
the earnestness and force which chaVactcrizes
"a man who is greatly excited and believes
himself thoroughly outraged. Ho was Ils-
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, 'toned to with close attention by everybody ,
and though his manner sometimes wus rather
ludicrous , his words were forceful , and tno
'gentleman from Kentucky , whom they ser-
r "ved to castigate , evidently smarted under
' , them. At any rate ho considered them
f ' -Worthy of u reply and closes his answer in
pollto and apologetic language. Tha docu-
f1 [ monts by which ho sought to provo the truth
, ' pf his assertions in relation to the elections
Q5 in Mr. Baker's district were considered by
jf 'overybodv as very fllinsy arguments.
rAfter \ this introductory scone , Mr. Heed of
jj lnino was recognized and commenced what
( " , .turned out to bo ono of the finest speeches
I on the tariff that has ever been
-'delivered in the house. Mr. Reed is a
, great big burly man in figure , and phlcg-
j "malic enough in tomp'oramonl lo deserve tno
name of a lazy man , and for that reason no
\ -person had boliovcd It possible that ha would
* devote the time necessary for the thorough
study of the question to this speech , but ho
I , bed , It was well and carefully prepared ,
> and though he spoke without notes , his
' speech showed a most careful preparation
nnd logical arrangement. It was unusually
honest , and though the first part of it did
not scorn to warm up the nudlcnco as much
c us Mr. Reed's words usually do , the latter
half electrified it and round after round of
applause greeted the many tolling points of
ilia argument. It was a great speech In the
* opinion of almost everyone , nnd especially
' , tno loading democrats think that in many rc-
spccts it was a better speech than oven Mc-
r Xinloy made for the protection side of the
, .question. Mr. Reed especially devoted him-
, , eolf to , showing that the Mills bill , tariff roy -
y formand , a tariff for revenue moan free
} trade , and thnt the democratic party was do-
'cclVing the people by speaking of incidental
v protection when it was really alining
.at free trade. To bo conscientious and hon
est , they should wipe out altogether a sys-
' . .tern that they believed to be dishonest and
. .disastrous , After Mr. Reed had closed ho
'f ' 'jvas loudly applauded , and all the rcpub-
, j 'llcan ' members of the house , and many demo-
v Corals even , tiled past him to shako hands anil
congratulate him.
' When quiet was finally restored Speaker
Carlisle was recognized , and the democrats
received him with tremendous applause. But
Mr. Carlisle's speech was not up to the repu
tation as an orator and a statesman that ho
.lias enjoyed. True , ho spoke well and his
arguments were the best tlmt have boon ad-
Vluccd on his side , but they were neither now
tuid original , nor forciblo. In fact , ho re
floated his celebrated speech of six years ago
n many respects , especially so far ns the
. passages ou Now England and the effect of
protection and tariff for revenue only upon
* that section of the country are concerned.
-Clio most tolling portions of his speech con-
Bisted of tlio reading of portions of Senator
, TShCrman's tariff speech , made in 1871 ,
, Mr. Carlisle was laboring under a
"disadvantage , having boon unwell this
. Iniorntng , and perhaps for that reason ho con-
'pumed but nil hour nnd a half , while Mr.
j jloeil spoke two hours. Ho was frequently
Interrupted by applause and when ho had
'finished the democrats paid him the same
lionor that the republicans had paid to Mr.
The tariff Is now done with so far as the
{ general debate is uoncorncd , and tlio qncs-
tiou with the leading men on bolh Hides of
I thu house is ns to whether the democrats
Blmll bo permitted to call up the bill and ask
, n vote wuliout considering the sections for
. , the purpose of offering amendments. Some
pf the democratic lenders still pretend to bo-
j. lleve that the bill could pats If put to a vote
nt once , but Unit certainly is not truo. Mr.
t llnndall's speech has settled that. Even
rftlr. Cleveland's great Iniluonco and power
, , JlviU not bo able to force some of tlio protcc-
. tlon democrats to vote for thu bill in its
present ehnpo , because they must save
themselves by eccuringamitndmcutsconcern
ing thu leading industries in their respective
f-ulstrlot. A moro careful canvass of tno
.Votes on their sldo of the house will probably
ponvlnco the leaders before Monday morning
that to ask n vote on the bill would bo a bad
piovo on their part. For that reason it Is
almost certain that the committee will again
take It up on Monday , consider It section by
eoctlon , In which rase the democratic man
4igers will seek to roiiciliato enough protec
tion democratic representatives to secure thu
of the bill iu the house. This ran boone
ono , out if thu MllU bill of to-day will dif
fer very materially from that which will bo
, * ont to the sonata , the republican * uro ready
'with n bill of tholr own which they will move
t .to substttuto for Iho Mills bill , and it will embody -
, body Iho leading ideas of Iho republican
parly without going into the details required
tor a thorough revision of the tariff , which
details they do not fool competent to act on
in thu absence of any evidence by which they
can arrive ut results. They have had no
opportunity to investigate the question
nnd they have none now. Of course , the re
publican substitute will bo voted down and
the Mills bill is in danger of falling , but an
' ticlpatuig tha passage of iho Mills bill by the
house , the republican senators uro already
hard at work perfecting a bill which will
revise the turltt and rcduco the U'venues to
.the nccsssary extent.
Tlio dnmoorutlo members of the committee
on ways nnd means hud u conference this
vanlug , and it\va agreed that Iho tariff
Blmll nut bo railed up next Monday , but that
thu whole of next week shall bo devoted to
appropriation bills ,
At the mooting to-day of the committee
° for the improvement of the Mississippi river
BDd its tributaries , of which Senator Paddock
t chairman , Cnptaln Smith S. Ixiach , of the
United Status corps of engineers , occupied
the stand for three hours. All the committee ,
ivltli the exception of Senator Eustls , were
( Present , and in addition Captain John Cow-
den. with three MissUslppi captains of the
vold tlmo worn In attendance. Captain Leach
riYiented a written statement of objections
to the Lake Borguo outlet plan. Ho Insisted
that any possible bonotlt which oyuld bo derive -
; rive l from opening the Mxslsnipul ( nt Lko
, Uor > ; uo would bo simply temporary , while
the permanent effects would be lasting and
disastrous * Onet > f the 11 rat esfecU , ho said ,
tVrould be to sweep New Orleans into the Mis
, nUs > ippl river , Ho urged that ut present a !
, tuo resources of CJit'Iujorlnj i.nil a largo
l mount of money wera required u
pix-iorve the banks at that point ,
and thnt under such a plan ns
.hat proposed by Captain Cowden th& veloc-
ty would bo increased fully 2T > jwr cent ,
when no system of engineering known to
man or God nnd no amount of expenditure of
money , could prevent the caving In of the
Danka. The captain tbon entered into an ox.
tended nnd detailed explanation of the sys
tem now adopted by the commission ID its
work on tno Mississippi , which , ho said ,
consisted first , In the building oflovcos :
second the construction of rcvctmenU ; and
third the adoption of moans for "contract
ing the channel through dikes and other
wise. " Under a vigorous cross-examination
from Senator Chandler. Captain Leach
gave it as his opinion that nn
expenditure of $ .3,000,000 would thor
oughly levco the Mississippi river from
New Orleans to Capo Glvondn , nnd thnt a
total expenditure of * 30,000,0K ( ) would give it
on nvcrago depth of ten feet from its mouth
to the head of navigation.
Representative McShano returned to-day
from Nebraska.
William A. Paxton , of Omaha , wn * nt the
capital to- lay , hearing the tariff speeches.
Patrick Gibbons , of Kcokuk , la. , is at the i
Hen. G. Davis , of "Nebraska , was to-day
promoted from n 11,000 to a f 1,200 position in
the war department. PKUUY S. HnATit.
And n Very Queer Story Told by a
Itallroad Man.
R. M. Sturgeon , the able Harrlsburg ,
Pa. , correspondent of the Now York
Times , sends his paper the following
dispatch : A veteran engineer on the
Pennsylvania railroad was speaking the
ether day of singular sights nnd incl-
donls ho had mot with in his long ex
perience on the road. "Tho queerest
that I over know , " said ho , "was the
vision that Bill Sandusky had a few
years ago. There are things tha't you
know have happened and are still re
luctant to tell about because you know
you'll ' bo laughed nt nnd pooh-poohed
for your pains , nnd this vision was ono
of that kind. 13111 Sandusky was an en
gineer on the Philadelphia and Erie
railway , and is yet , I think , and lives in
Erie. A botlcronginoor never handled
the throttle. About ton years
ago a young fellow named George
Watkins went to work on the Philadel
phia and Erie as a brakoman. Ho was
u stranger , and no ono know where no
came from. lie was twonty-ono or
twenty-two years old , but ho had a
much older look. Ho had a very daric
complexion , and ho was tall and lean.
His eyes were intensely black and deep-
sunken. Ho had but little to say to any
of his fellow-trainmen. It came to bo a
common remark among them that if at
any time Walkin's peculiar eyes wore
iixcd ou thorn for a moment they under
went curious variations of color , and
that the person upon whomtho | gaze was
fixed experienced sensations which ho
found it ditllcult to describe , but which
wore referred to in a general way as
decidedly uncomfortable. Some of
the men said that with Walkin's eyes
on them they found it difficult to keep
their minds on their work , and some
wont M > fur as to say that they could re
move themselves from the strnngo in
fluence of his presence only by the ex
orcise of all their will power. These
who had hoard of mesmerism decided
that the stranger wns possessed of pow
erful mesmeric influence , and ho was
avoided as much as possible.
"It was pla'Sn from the bearing of *
Watkins that ho was either the victim
of some great trouble or haunled by
unpleasant recollections , and also thai
ho was a man of education and intelli
gence. Ho performed the hard work of
a brakeman with faithfulness , and early
attracted the attention of the superin
tendent. Watkins had boon on the road
almost three months when Jimmy
Green , Bill Sandusky's foreman , was
killed while saving the lifo of a little
child that was playing on the track.
The train was dashing along
at the rate of about forty
miles an hour when the child
was discovered by Bill and his fireman
200 or oOO yards ahead , as the train
rounded a curve. Bill whistled for
brakes a'ud reversed his engine , but
there was no possible chance of stop
ping the train before it reached the
child , which did nol scorn lo bo aware
of ils danger. Quick as a cat Jimmy
Green drew himself through the cab
window and ran out along the guard
rail to the pilot. Ho dropped down lint
and loaning over as far as ho could , ho
seized the child as the engine dashed
on the spot where it sat. Ho caught
the little one and scooped it clear of the
track. The child was saved , but the
bravo fireman losl his hold in inakincr
the effort and fell across the rail and
was cut to pieces. George Watkins
was taken from the brake wheel and
promoted to the place which Jimmy
Green's death made vacant. Ho got
along with the work from the very start
as handily as if ho had boon at the job
all his lifo , but Bill Sandusky said that
the atmosphere of Iho cab chunked the
minute Watkins so't his foot in it. Ho
declared , after the first trip with the
now fireman , that Watkins would hoodoo
dee him sum.
" 'I feel so queer when ho turns those
sunken eyes of his on mo , ' Bill used to
say'that I dnroson't stand still under
his gaze. If I bhould stand still , ' Bill
said , ' 'boliovo I'd lot my engine push
right on , no matlor what might happen ,
if that tiroman said the word. '
"Bill's uneasiness under the myslori-
ous inlluunco of the fireman wus such
that ho at last told the supcrintontioiil
that ho was buro something would Imp-
pen unless the fireman was taken olT. The
supcriiitondanl laughed at what ho
called Bill's foolishness , and Watkins
staid on the engine. Ho had ilrcd for
Bill a month or BO , then the engineer
wont to tua superintendent and told
him positively thnt ho must remove
Watkins. Ho couldn't give any reason
that had weight with the boss , and ho
said that the fireman must stay , Then
BUI told him that his next trip would
bo his last. Uo said ho would not run
another trip witli George Wulklns.
"Tho Philadelphia & Erlo road runs
through some very wild country in
northwcslurn Pennsylvania. Ono of
Iho wildest spots was just west of Knno ,
in McICcan county. The woods are
deep nnd unbroken for milos. and a fol
low passing throueh them fcols as if ho
were out of the world. From thu first
trip tlmt Waikins made with him Bill
noticed ttial in going through that wild
stretch the fireman scorned to bo seized
with terror , and at times ho would turn
palo , and Bill frequently saw him
crouching ut the side of tno cab nnd
glaring wildly , and his strutgo ) eyes
Boomed to bo gazing into vacancy. On
the trip thai Bill hud declared was to bo
his last with the now fireman the engi
neer had not boon paying any attention
to Watkins until they hud entered the
wild piece of woods near Kane and hud
run some distance through it. Then
Bill happened to turn his eyes toward
tha tiroman. Watklns slood against
the side of the cab. His eyes were
staring ut thu engineer , and Bill's eyes
mel the queer gaze straight and full.
Bill said that instantly he felt a numb
sensation run through him liku a Hash.
He tried to take his eyes away from
WntkiiiB1 , but couldn't do it. Sense of
the fact that ha was on his engine run
ning the Ponnsylvunia ft Erlo railway
never left him , but there he stood , en
tirely hcln'esa tojmovoh'.s eyes away
from Wi.tkins's. Presently the firomnn
turned and looked off into the woods.
Without pdwcr to help it Bill looked in
the bumo direction. He said that he
didn't believe that Watkins saw or
noticed Mm , or knew that he was held
under that strange Influence * . The look
of terror came to the fireman's eyes 03
ho gazed , And suddenly the entire scone
was changed ns BUI gazed out upon it.
Instead of the deep Kane
woods the train was glid
ing1 through a delightful valley. On
ono sldo wna n lofty rid go ; on the ether
n level stretch of fertile form land was
bounded by n line of low woods. Pres
ently the train passed a town a beauti
ful village , with remarkable growths of
willows where the silo sloped down to
the river. Setting far back In terraced
grounds was an old homestead , to which
n green lano. on either side of which
were thick clumps of willows , led from
the main road. Beyond , rising back of
the trees , was n church spire. As Bill
Sandusky gazed in amazement on tills
transformation , an elderly man. aslrido
of a largo horse , rode down tno lane
toward the village. As ho was passing
n clump of trees n tall man stopped out
from behind n largo willow with a gun
in his hands. Ho raised the weapon
to his shoulder and fired nt the man
on the horso. The old mail throw
up his hands and tumbled to the ground.
Tno murderer fired twice into the pros
trate body of his victim , nnd then ran
away and disappeared among the wil
lows along the rivor. Bill said ho could
not distinguish the features ol cither
the murderer or his victim , but the
horror of the scene aroused him. Ho
utlorod a cry Unit startled the fireman ,
wl.D was crouching down in the cab.
Watklns sprang to an creel position.
BUI jumped to his lever and Was about
to reverse and call for brakes when the
strange scene faded away and the wild
Pennsylvania landscape once moro
strolohcd away on either side. In a
second's tlmo the fireman wns himself
again , attending to his cuty as cool as
"Was Ihoro somelhing on Iho tracki"
ho asked , us Iho engineer dropped ho
signal cord.
"It was some lime before Bill could
reply , and then ho told Watkins of Iho
oxtraordinory vision. As ho described
it his fireman grow paler and paler and
became greatly1 agllalcd. W.lien Bill
came lo Iho scene where Iho old man
was murdered Watktns was a picture of
terror. Ho throw up his hands.
" 'My God ! ' ho shrieked. 'There is no
escape ! '
"With these words he sprang from
Iho cab , and Bill saw him lumblo oul of
sight In the bushes. The train was run
ning thirty miles an hour. Bill brought
her to a stop as soon as ho could and
backed down to where the fireman had
jumped off , expecting to find him deader
or badly hurt. Not a trace of Watkins
could bo found except the broken bushes
inlo which ho had disappeared. The
woods were searched , but the missing
fireman was not found.
"Of course Bill's story , the singular
disappearance of Watkins , and Iho mysterious -
torious circumstances conneclcd with
it , created a great sensation along the
line for some time , but the matter was
at lost forgotten. A month or so
afterward Bill Sandusky took
a vacation. Ho wont on a trip
through Ohio. One day ho read in aCln-
cinnali paper lhat a young man named
Walters , who had appeared in one of
the small Kentucky towns a month before -
fore and confessed to having murdered
his uncle six years before in that vil
lage nnd gave himself up to justice , waste
to bo hanged for the crime. BUI San-
dusky could never explain the reason
why at the moment ho road the item
his fireman Wntkins , the murder ho
had seen in his vision , and the fireman's
disappearance , came into his mind and
connected themselves with the con
fessed murderer , Walters. Bill found
that ho could got to the Kentucky town
in a few hours by rail , and ho jumped
on the train and started for the place.
As the train approached the place
there was no need of tbo brackoman
calling out its name , so far
as Bill Sandusky was concerned.
Ther.e was the valley , there was the
river , Ihero slood the hills , the sloping
village site , the willows , the churchthe
old homestead in Iho lot-raced ground.
There was Iho green lane down which
he had soon Iho old man riding , and
there was the clump of trees where the
assassin had appeared and fired the
fatal shots. Bill had no trouble in ob
taining a look at the condemned mur
derer , Walters , in his culland of course
Walters was Bill's old fireman , George
Watkins. Wallers wns his right name.
Ho had shot his uncle just as the en
gineer had see thelragody in his vision
that memorable day from hio cab win
dow. The murderer had been an entire
stranger in the Kentucky town. Ho had
visited his uncle to borrow money and
had been refused. That wus the solo
cause of the murder.
"Walters said ho had struggled for
six years anainst some slrango influence
that was constantly drawing him back
to the scene of his crime and to confes
sion , but feeling that no human being
know of his guilt , ho had conquered the
influence. Ho never passed through
the dark Kane woods while firing for
Bill Sandusky that the whole scene of
the tragedy did not ri&p before him.
When that hcono was revealed so mys
teriously to the engineer the murderer
believed thai Iho lorriblo secret was no
longer his own. Ho gave up the strug
gle and wont unresistingly lo his falo.
Ho was hanged three days after Bill
visited htm. But how can any ono explain -
plain lhat queer vision of Bill'sV"
The Colonel WUH tlio Boy.
At the Hoffman house , Now York , the
other night. Colonel Tom Ochiltreo
gleefully told the following btory of his
last visit to Washington to the Now York
Graphic : "Thoro was a dinner party at
Chamberlain's , nnd Senator Hearst of
California was there. As cigars were
lighted Iho senator was moved to relate
an incident of his earlier experience.
There had been a freshet in California ,
and the senator's party stood on Iho
banks of a swollen slrcam , not daring to
cross. As they watched Iho rush of the
swollen waters they were Blarlled to beheld -
hold a man drifting down the river on a
broken fonco. Just opposite them the
fence caught on a snug , nnd the poor
follow , already almost exhausted , clung
feebly to his support , from which the
mighty current threalened instantly lo
wash 'him. No help wns possible from
the party. They had no line with them
nnd it scorned death to plunge in the
rivor. Suddenly n lad appeared on the
opposite shore with a rope around his
waist. Ho tied the olhor end to a stum p
and sprang fearlessly into the soothing
torrent. After incredible struggles ho
reached Iho drowning man , and the
lad's companions drew him ashore. The
senator's voice trembled as ho told this
story. A lear ra down his cheek and
profound hush fell upon the jovial
r. At length Ihe sonalor said :
onllemen , Pvo got more money
than I had then , and I give you my
word of honor that if I could find that
boy I'd give him a coock for $10,000.
There was a murmur of approval.
Not a man doubted the senator's sin
cerity. Colonel Ochiltreo slowly arose.
Pis eyes were east down. His form was
as shrinking as possible. Ho hesitated
a moment and then ho faltSringly said :
"Heorsl ought not tt > monlion It. But
what you have said emboldens me , old
follow. Noble heart , your hand ! I was
thai boy 1" _
The fraternal organization. Order of the
Iron Hall , fs now growing rapidly. Branches
are springing up all ever the country. There
'uro now nearly 750 branches instituted , with
a membership of 31,000 iu good standing
Bomo Startllnsr Rovolatlona In the
Famous PblJbnlng Caso.
Anil H ! FrlcnUs Fcnr Ito Una Been
Murdered siupbrlor nnd Kail-
roixdB A\i il3nn liquor
Seller Itnldcd.
The Closet Door Opened.
MASON CITT , In. , Mny 10. [ Special Tele
gram to TnK BBB.J Coroner MoFarland has
Just returned from the sccno of the Brown
poisoning affair , where ho has for the post
six days been conducting an examination.
It Is understood from a reliable source that
the Jury will return a verd"Ict criminating
cither Mr. or Mrs. Brown.
It has developed during the trial that for
several ycnrs pntt there has been considera
ble domestic trouble hi the family. During
the winter the child that In now dead foil
Into the river and Mr. Brown nud n hired
man rushed down to rescue him. When ho
wa * taken out of the water ho was convoyed
to the house and because Mrs. Brown had
not assisted In the rescue ho said that ho
would bo d d If ho should ever rescue her if
she should fall Into thn river. She rotortcd :
"Nobody would over ask you. " Once dur
ing the winter ho attempted to frighten her
Into signing n deed transferring some real
estate , and because she would not sign it ,
ho arose in the middle of the night ,
took down n double barreled shot gun
and threatened to blow his brains out. Mrs.
Brown gives evidence that she believes
Brown to bo guilty , but the accused protests
his Innoccusc , and at the same time declares
that ho would rather suffer than have his
wife suffer for the crime. Mr. Brown was
once n wealthy farmer , but It Is now under
stood that ho has of Into had considera
ble financial trouble. Evidence of loalousy
was given before the coroner's jury. Mrs.
Brown also testified thnt her husband wns a
hard man to live with , nnd that she was noth
ing worth living for. During the tlmo Mrs.
Brown was giving her testimony Mr. Brown
crowded to the door and attempted to listen
to what she had to say. The constable
forced him to go away , whereupon ho grow
Indignant , and declared ho would listen to
his wife's testimony. Mr. Brown otherwise
conducted himself in n very suspicious mnn-
ncr. They have up to this time been living
together in the house , and Mrs. Brown lias
asked the Jury to place a man in the house ,
nnd her request will bo granted. It is
thought thnt matters will develop in n short
tlmo nnd the real perpetrators of the heinous
ojlmo bo discovered.
They Suspect the B. & Til.
Surnutoit , Neb. May 19. [ Special Tele
gram to TUB Bun. | The Fremont , Elkhom
& Missouri Valley right of way nna depot
grounds and that of the Atchlson. Topeka &
Santa Fc , which is being purchased jointly
by the companies above namoa , has all boon
secured except some half dozen lots belonging
to William London , a1 non-resident grain
dealer who has applied to Judge Morris for
on injunction with a view to prevent the con
demnation of the 'property. The business
men of Superior arc/ / very well satisfied that
ho Is being assisted in his oppo
sition to the entrance of these
two companies into the city by
the B. & M. railjvay company. Believing
this to bo true they to-day notified Mr.
Holdrego that such action on the part of the
B. & M. could not but result disastrously to
the latter companj liitflrest. A prompt nnd
emphatic denial was received from Mr.
Holdrcgo. but it failed td satisfy tbo people.
Judge Morris' well Imown opposition to
schemes of this kind'on.ttio ; part of railway
corporations against.the host interests of the
people at largo , will certainly inako this
case no exception.
Opened the Bids.
Neb. , May 19. [ Special Tele
gram to THE BUG. ] The board of public
lands and buildings held a session this after
noon to open up the bids on the new kitchen
and dining room of the deaf and dumb in
stitute at Omaha. The following are the
bids , all the bidders being from thnt city :
J. P. Cracy & Co. , $10,935 ; John Cully ,
$17,335 ; H. Elkjaor and .Tamos Skew , $11,140 ;
Hobbins & Co. , $10,011 ; F. L. Hooves , $11,990 ;
Arthur & Herd , $10,71)00. ) The last named
bidders except the steam heating and plumb
ing. The estimate for the building was an
oven $10,000 , and no biu came below it. No
award was made.
Selling Ijiquor on tlio Sly.
MASON CITT , la. , May 19. [ Special Tole-
grain to TUB UEB.I There is great rejoicing
in prohibition circles at Charles City. Last
night the sheriff and deputy raided a "dlvo"
operated by Gertig. With considerable difll-
culty they secured a bottle which was in the
possession of Fertlg and after taking up u
carpet iu the dining room and lifting up n
trap door they found two kegs of whisky and
three barrels of bottled beer nicely stored
Bound Over to the IllHtrlct Court.
GHAXT , Neb. , May 19. [ Special Telegram
to Tin : UKK. ] The trial of the alleged rioters
at the February election at this place , was
continued iu Judge Hastings' court yesterday
and to-day. Tim three defendants tried wore
E. J. Dovluny , D. J. Pink and B , F. Smith ,
who were bound over to appear at the dis
trict court. _
A Crnzy AVonian SulcltloH.
MASON Cuv May 19. [ Special Telegram
to TIIK HUE , . . Alice Wheeler , a demented
inmate of the poor house took poison with
suicidal intent to-day. She will die.
of Coot Hill By Jmz , In New
York Mcroury.
A vivid flash of lightning accompan
ied by a deafening peal o f thunder
then darkness and alienee. So sharp
was the lightning , so loud the thunder ,
thai eyes were blinded and ears dulled.
From the tavern , kept by the Widow
Wortz , a longuo of llaino looped up ,
Words passed froin honso to house :
"The tavern is otii lire. "
There was a rush' of eager men. Soon
the fire was out , * Then search was
mudo for the widow and her daughter.
Both were found Iti their bedroom
senseless. . 1
Dr. Martin was called for , but ho was
away on a profossioiiul'visit. He camo-
in a little while , and under his treat
ment the widow revived , but the beau
tiful Emma lay dead.
"Tho poor docloiM It will break his
heart. See how he looks ! " ona woman
whispered to ano lfor.J
Ho stooped over the body nnd his face
was weary and aged in , ils expression ,
while his shouldorsi Boomed bowed
under Iho weight of many years.
Aged and infirm he hud suddenly
grown , for he had lovad the beautiful
Emma Wortz and she had loved him in
return , much to the disgust of burly
Bon Fluke , u teamster , who stood at the
foot of the couch. Bon's grief had no
consolation , but Dr. Martin had Iho
Boluco of love reciprocated.
Dr. Martin turned from the couch and
tottorcd from the room without glanc
ing ut the widow , nnd moaning : "Alas !
Mv daughter ! My daughter ! "
Bon followed film into his room and
demanded the moaning ot his words ,
"You loved her , Ben. I know it , but
she loved me and I could uot prevent -
vent it. "
Strange words , Iheso , they puzzled
Ben sorely , for in his honest heart ho
had believed Dr. Martin honorable in
Booking Emma's love , but ho finally
concluded with the ether villagers that
Emma's death had crazed thd doctor.
It was a qtioor fancy , though , his
thinking Emma his child.
The Widow Wortz got well , but she
became morose a-nd surly.
After her death Dr. Martin always
referred to Emma ns his daughter , but
novcr spoke of the widow ns his wife.
Curious neighbors by sly gestures could
not got an explanation from him. On
all ether subjects ho was frank and son-
slblo ; on this ho was mysterious and
Ono day n thunderstorm threatened
to burst ever tbo villageand the doctor
calling for the widow found her hidden
between two feather beds. She was
much frightened and very nerv&ns. The
storm passed ever and she was persuaded
to coino from her hiding.
"I never was afraid of lightnin' till
Emmy wns killed. "
She seemed to have forgotten that
she herself had been knocked senseless
by the flash that had killed her daugh
"I saw Low last by a flash of lightnin' ,
and it's took Emmy , and I git scared
when I see the big thunderclouds with
tholr black faces. I'm fcardor of them
than a boy Is of ghosls. "
"Low Worlz- she continued , "my
husband , drew cra/y Dr. Pylo ever llio
mountain n night jest like Unit Emmy
wns killed on. I coaxed Low not to go ,
but ho wouldn't listen to mo. Ho jest
noted ns If ho was In a spell the crazy
Dr. Pylo had worked on him and wont
in spite of me. I watched them by the
Ifghtnin' till they were hid by the
woods , and I ain't seen him since. The
horse came homo and the wagon was
found in the woods , but since then Low
and the doctor's * not been heard on.
And now Emmy's dead. "
"You look awful like Low nt times ,
doctort" she continued. "Not as I last
seen him , but when ho was young an'
came courtin' ino. If sech a thing could
bo in this here world I would say you
wns him made ever ngin. "
The doctor did not laugh asono might
think ho would do , but said sorrow
fully :
"I must bo somecody else than myself ,
for I am always thinking of Emma as
my daughter , and not as my promised
wife. "
"Poor man , yor out of yer mintlthat's
all. "
"Yes , I am , but whoso am I in ? "
"Must bo poor Low's , sonco yor think-
in' Emmy was yor daughter. "
"But tell mo why Lew took the crazy
Dr. Pylo over the mountain on so bad a
night. "
"Coz the doctor said his life depended
on it and Lew knowod he'd never git
ever by hisself , so ho drew him , but the
wagon never got over , and nobody
knows what became of Low and the doc
tor. "
"Was the doctor a slrnngor to Lewi" '
'Oh , my , no ; he boarded with us jest
like you do. "
"Why didn't ho wait until Iho storm
was over : " '
"Ho gel crazier'n ever and said ho
must go. So Low humored him. It's
aller's been my belief the doctor killed
Low and then run away. "
"Most likely that is so. How long ago
was it ? "
"Moro'n twelve year. "
The clock got ready to strike six and
the doctor loft the window. Ho hast
ened to his room , nnd as the clock was
striking ho took a dose of black mixture
from a vial ho carried on his person.
"So I look like her husband at times.
Couldn't have a betlor disguise , and
then this talk about Emma being my
daughter deceives them all the more.
I'll try some old story on her. No , bet
ter not ; that might betray me. "
Dr. Martin to all appearances was not
more than thirty , but there wcro times
when his hair trlibtencd as if streaked
with gray and there were old lines in
hi- , face , wrinkles about the eyes that
were much like crows' foot , and deep
grooves in Iho cheeks that suggested
the furrows years plow. But these were
only for the momo'il and disappeared
so quickly that the observer would bo
inclined lo think them imaginary.
Two years before this evening bo had
come to Coot hill and secured a room at
the Werlz house , becoming : the first
resident physician t he village had had
since Iho disappearance of Dr. Pylo ,
almost a dozen years before. Ho soon
began to pay decided attention lo Emma
Wortz , a beautiful girl of twenty-six ,
who had always had many beaux , but
fancied none in particular , except per
haps big Bou Bhiko. She soon forgot
him when the doctor camo. They wore
to be married , and twice the day had
boon sot , but for some plnusibln reason
Dr. Martin had asked for a postpone
ment , much to Emma's chagrin. She
was beginning to think of Ben Blake as
a means to bring the doctor to his senses
when the lightning , apparently so di
rectly concerned with Iho Worlz for-
luncs , cul shorl her time for marrying
and giving in marriage.
And now Dr. Martin spoke of Emma as
his dauerhtor , while Iho villagers , oven
Bon Fluke , pilicd himbut , they thought
themselves peculiarly unfortunate to
have been inflicted with two cra/y phy
sicians in succession , notwithstanding
a period of eleven years hud intervened
between Iho going of ono and Iho com
ing of Iho othor.
About his antcccdenls Dr. Martin was
exceedingly rotlconl , the shrewdest
questioner being unable to obtain any
reply that could receive a positive con
struction. So the villagers were loft in
doubt as to his earlier career , while Iho
successful treatment of two cases of ma
lignant fuvor firmly established his rep
utation as a truelworly physician.
Wo loft him in hisronm where ho was
chuckling over an asserted resemblance
to Lewis Wortz , and congratulating
himself upon having thus u complete
disguise as lo his own idonllly. Ifo soon
went oul to make u professional cull.and
on his way ho muttered :
"Alus , my poor daughter ! woo is mo !
my daughter is dead. "
Ben Fluke heard him and pitied him
from the bollom of his big heart , but
when the doctor had gone oul ot Ben's
hearing ho bald maliciously , quoting the
Widow Wortz :
" 'It's alters been my belief the doctor
killed Low and ran away. '
"Some women guess well , " he com
mon ted with a sneering laugh.
The next day , between 5 and G in the
ovonlng , a great commotion arose in the
It wus rumored that Bon Fluke's
wagon had come from the quarry with
an unusual stone on it , being nothing
more or less than a petrified human
body. The wagon had slopped in fronl
of the Worlz houbo , and a crowd of cu
rious men , women and children hod
surrounded it.
Dr. Martin , atlracted by Iho clamor
left his room , where he waa waiting for
the hour ol six to strike , and came down
stairs. The Widow Wertz appeared at
the front door with him , having mot
him in the dining room. The crowd
made room for the doctor and Iho
widow. They approached the wagon
"MyJ"'oxclaimed the widow , "it's the
crazy Dr. Pyle , natural as lifo. "
"That's my opine , " said an old vil
" 'And I've been Ihinkin' all these
years ho must hev killed Lew , but it
booms the other way. Will trouble
never cease ? " and she began to moan.
In the commotion she excited by her
ready solution of the disappearance of
Dr. Pyle and Lewis Wertz fir. Martin
was overlooked. When attention was
again directed to him ho was clasping
the wngonbed with both hands for sup
port , while hiq eyes , become glassy in
tholr appearance , were fixed on the
stone body.
Soon Iho widow , who had retired to
the house followed by the women of the
crowd , rushed to the door and crlod out :
"Oh , Dr. Martin , it's ( Mvst six. Did
you take yor mod'cino ?
The doctor , hitherto uninterrupted In
his fixed study of potrlficatlon , pave a
Btnrt nt her announcement and reeled
so that ho would have fallen had not
Bon Fluke caught him.
' Has the clock struck six yet ? " ho
"Yos1 said Bon , "moro'n ton minutes
ago. "
With apparently great effort the doc
tor stood erect , and nssumfng a doflnnt
manner slarllcd his hearers by saying ;
"It's past six. My death knoll has
rung. I nm not Dr. Martin. I am Low
Wortz. "
Ho ceased for a moment , then began
n aln , speaking as Low Wortz would
have done :
"Tho crazy Dr. Pylo had the 'llxor of
lifo. I know'd ho had it but didn't lot
on. I know'd too , the night ho wanted
to go 'cross the mountain it was fur to
git the botllo filled nt a drug store. I
made up my mind to git that 'llxor. So
when wo got opposite the quarry I
caught him by the throat and made mm
tell mo what the stuff was make of. Uo
didn't want lo , buj I told him ho'd have
lo or die. Ho told mo ever and ever
ngnin till I got it and the directions for
takin' it in my memory. Then some
devil hinted ho had fooled nip and I just
got mnd and killed him , takin' the risk
that I had the right thing. I tb.rowed
his body in the quarry and covered it
up witli stone. Thou I hid in the woods
for days with the little botllo with
'Hxor in it in my pocket , but I didn't '
think it much goodclso I wouldn't have
killed the doctor. But after a while I
got near a farmhouse , and when the
clock struck six I took some of the
'lixer. Then I bogged somothin' to eat.
Next day I took some more 'Hxor nnd
began fcolin'young. If the clock had
bcon wrong the stuff wouldn't liavo toolc
"I got work there and took the 'lixcr
by that clock , windin' it myself every
day. There was onulT 'llxor In the bet
llo lo mnko mo fool very young , but It
didn't make mo look young. I soon quit
that place and reached the drug store.
I must 'a' changed on the way ever the
way over the mountain , for the druggist
didn't know me. He filled the bottle
and to Ibis day I've taken it reg'lar , but
I've missed once , and now it's no good ,
and I'm old Low Wortz again.
"Most pf the time I thought I wns Dr.
Pylo , livin'undor the name of Dr. Mar
tin , but some times I know'd I was Lew
Worlz all the timo. Then I foil mighly
bad , coz I was goin' lo marry my own
daughter. Then I put off the weddin'
and made Emmy worry. After Emmy
died I lived more of two lives than ever
beforo. I was Low Wortz whenever I
thought of her , but Dr. Pylo the other
times. That's all I've got to toll.
You'd better take me and hang mo. I
ain't long to live at best. "
"But tho'lixor " asked
, a quavering
voice ; "hov yor got it ? "
"Yes , old man , " Lewis replied , and ,
taking the vial from his pocket , "ho
broke it on the tire of Iho wheel , and
Iho black fluid , lo possess which he had
become a murderer , slained Iho spokes
as it trickled down them and collected
in a lltlle pool on Iho hub.
The old man who had asked if Lewis
slill possessed Iho elixir slaggorod to
the wheel and dipped his fingers into
the fluid and put it to the tip of his
tongue. Lewis laughed grimly and
said :
' That ain't accordin' to directions ,
Job. "
Hero the widow Wortz appeared at
the door of the hotel. She had come
for another look at the potrillcatioii.
Half way she slopped and , uttering a
cry of horror , buried her face in her
hands and turned to lice , but stumbled
and foil.
"It's mo , Jon Low. I've como back
to die on Emmy's grave. "
Lewis , leaning on Ben Fluke , stood
ever her , but she would not look up.
So Bull was compelled to lift her and
carry her to the house , she moaning
nnd pi-ring the while that she had scon
Lewis' ghost.
Ben Fluke , being constable , by virtue
of his office , made Worlz his prisoner.
There was borne talk of lynching the
murderer , but Ben refused to give up
the criminal. Finally the crowd dis-
por.sed and the village grow quiot.
A lilllo old niiiii slruggled to raise a
ladder against Iho Worlz houso. Ho
got it up part way. Itwas not yet mid
night and Bon had not gone to sloop.
Ho was in Dr. Martin's room ; where
Lewis had asked to bo taken for the
night. When ho hoard the ladder ho
looked out of the window and then
whibpored to Lewis that old Job Peters
was trying to got into the room.
'Toll him that all the 'Hxor in the
world wouldn't make him young , for
he don't know the directions for takin'
it. "
Bon delivered the message to Job ,
Job , who sneaked away like a detected
Then Bou fell asleep. At dawn ho
woke. Lewis Wortz was gone. The
ladder had been pulled up to the win
dow , lie had gone out that way. Bon
followed and traced his footslcops from
Ihe bollcm of Iho ladder. They led lo
Iho graveyard. There Bon found his
prisoners free from Iho shackles of Ibis
He lay face downward on Emma's
gravo. In his hand ho grasped u bottle
of his olixor.
It was a grim sarcasm on the man's
efforts to prolong his life.
His widow , although bowed down with
grief and shameat having boon the wife
of a murderer , died many years after
Didn't Know Adam.
Snn Francisco Post : AsArteinus Ward
was traveling in the cars , dreading to
be bored , and fooling miserable , a man
approached him , sat down , and said :
"Did you hear the last thing on Horace -
ace Greeloy ? "
"GrcoloyV Grooloy ? " said Artomus.
"Horace Greeloy ! Who is ho ? "
The man was quiel about five minules.
Prolly soon ho said :
"Goorgo Francis Train Is kicking up
a good deal of a row ever in England.
Do you think they will put him in a bus-
tile ? "
"Train ? Train ? George Francis
Train ? " said Artoraus , s olemnly. "I
never heard of him. " .
This ignorance kept the man quiet
for fifteen minutes ; then ho said :
"What do you think about General
Grant's chances for the presidency ? Do
you think they will run him ? "
"Grant ? Grant ? Hang It man , " suld
Artemus , "you appear to know more
strangers than any man I ever saw. , '
The man was furious. He walked up
the car , but at last came back and said :
"You confounded ignoramus , did you
over hoar of Adam ? "
Artemus looked up and said : "What
was his other name ? "
Plttsburg Royal Arch chapter , No.aiS , was
constituted last Monday afternoon by Com
panion Mathias II. Henderson , M. K. U. high
priest , assisted by the grand ofllrers. There
were fifty-five charter members picsent , us
were also the presiding officers of the four
grand bodle * in Pennsylvania.
A Startling Inoldout of the Gorman
Baptist Conforonoo.
Widening or the Itrcnch itctwccn
Methodist nmlMlulstcrlnl liny Del
egates Various Church Con
ventions in the Country.
A Smtilon Sninnionn ,
WATUSII , Ind. , May 10. The first regular
sorvlco of the German Haptist conferonooof
the United States was hold In Huntor's
prove , nt North Manchester , to-day. About
live thousand of the brethren nro already
on the grounds anil the incoming trains on
nil roads are heavily laden. It Is expected
that nearly twenty thousand members of the
church will bo In attendance by Mouday
Immediately after the opening sermon In
the great tiiboruaclo this afternoon Elder
James Gulntar , editor of the Gospel Mes
senger , of Huntlngton , Pn. , nnd president ot
the normal college at that place , lead In
prayer.Vhlloupon his kuces on the ros
trum in the renter of tlio tent , surrounded
by an ntullcnco of 3,000 people , ho was
stricken witli apoplexy nnd died almost
instantly. While praying it was ob
served ho grow Incoherent , nnd as Uo
uttered the words : "Wo are glad to moot
ngnin , " ho expired.
Elder Qulntcr wns probably the most pro
minent mail la the uhurch. Ho was boru In
Schuylkitlcountv , Pennsylvania , in 1810 and
entered the ministry nt twenty. Ho wns ill
when lie arrived hero , nnd engaged in the
service under protest. His remains will bo
sent to Huntingtou , Pa. , where ho has a wlfo
and two daughters.
Below la a partial list of the bishops elected
for the various districts constituting the
bonnl of management : Northwest Kansas
nnd Colorado , Isano StudobnKor ; South Kan
sas , Lemuel Hllbr.v ; Northeast Kansas ,
George Myers ; North Missouri , C. C. Hoot ;
Soutli Iowa , J. S. Gnblo ; Mlildlo Iowa , A. M.
Dickey ; North Iowa mid Minnesota , Marcus
Fowler ; North Illinois , J. G. Hogers ana D.
Eby ; South Illinois , T. D. Lyon.
Tno Methodist Conference.
NEW YOHK , May 19. When Bishop Nind
called the general Methodist conference to
order It wns evident that the breach between
the ministerial and lay delegates occasioned
yesterday by the recommendations of the
com mitt co on ministerial and lay delegates
concerning the equalization of representa
tion was widened to-day. When the report
of the committee wns taken up yesterday the
time for adjournment had arrived. A minis
terial delegate demanded that the vote betaken
taken by orders and the lay men got back 'at
the preachers by calling for the ayes and
noes. Dr. Buckley , who yesterday spoke
against the adoption of tbo report , to day
voted In its favor ; this brought other ministers
who yesterday voted against the report , to
vote for Its adoption. The result of the
change of t lie so votes was that the report
was adopted. Dr. Hunt then offered amend
ments suggesting the division of the confer
ence into separate houses , which was carried.
The conference then took up the order of the
day , which was the consideration of the re
port of the committee on episcopacy on mis
sionary bishoprics. The report' wns a
lengthy document and practically Bottled the
much mooted question that a missionary
bishop is n bishop in the true sense of the
term. After n lengthy explanation several
rcsolucions concerning this matter were
After the reading of the greeting from the
centennial general nasemqly of the Presby
terian church reciprocating the greeting of.
the general conference sent yesterday , tha
conference adjourned. *
The Northern rrcshytcrlons.
PiiiLAiiKi.i'iiiA , May 19. In the general
assembly of the Presbyterian church this
morning the discussion ou the report of the
committee on education was resumed. Uov-
crnor Beaver , of Pennsylvania , read the re
port of the committee on ministerial relief.
Ho spoke warmly in favor of pensions for
ministers disqualified by ago and long ser
vice , not as chanty , but as n recognition of
labors in the cause of Christ's church. The
supplementary report of of the committee of
arrangements for the ono hundredth meeting
of the general assembly was lead. The stato-
iiicut of the treasurer was submitted us a
part of the report. It showed that so far
nioro than $500,000 had been subscribed. The
assembly then adjourned.
Two meetings were held after the adjourn
ment. One was under the auspices of the
Piesbytorian Sunday School Superintend
ent's association , and the other In the inter
est of theological education. Both wcro well
attended. _
This Southern I'rcshytcrlnns.
lUi/riitomt , Mny 1 ! ) . At to-day's session ol
the general assembly the southern Presby
terian church committee reported favoring
a" stricter observance of the Sabbath day.
Chattanooga was chosen as the place for the
next general assembly. At the evening ses
sion the temperance question was referred
to a committee which is to report nt the
next general conference. The hearing of
of the case of Kov. D. Jmnes Woodrow , of
Gcorgm , WHS bet for Monday. Ho is charged
with teaching the theory of evolution. Ad
Jouniecl. _
Old Ofllcora Ilo-elcotcil.
WASHINGTON , Mny 19. The American
Hnptist publication society to-day unani
mously re-oluctlid the present olllcors and
managers , _ _
African MethodlstH.
IxnuNAi-OMH , May 19. In the African M.
E. general conference to-day the tlmo was
spent in balloting for blshopa , The follow'
ing wore olcctod : W. J. Gaincs of Georgia ,
H. Warner of Ohio , E. T. Tanner of Penn
sylvania , ami A. A. Grant of Texas.
A Good Story
The Washington correspondent of the
Now York Tribune says ho heard a story
Iho olhor day of Mr. Colliding which if-
lubtratcs that ho did not always treat
nowxpupur men unkindly. There is in
Washington a cripple who earns a
meager living by peddling news among
the regular correspondents. In the lost
prcbidonllal campaign ho saw Mr.Conk-
lingut Chamberlain's and asked him
for nn interview. Mr. Colliding roplio'd
with his usual abruptness tlmt ho never
permitted binibolf to bo interviewed ;
that ho was out of politics nnd nothing
that ho could say would bo of the slight
est intorobl lo Iho public.
"You are mistaken about that , sen
ator , " was the reply of the cripple. "If
I could got a good interview with you it
would bo $2-5 or $ , ' ! ( ) in my pocket , Every
the "row' would
correspondent on buy
il of mo. "
"Ho you want lo make tlmt amount of
money ? " asked the senator.
"I do , indeed , " was the roply.
"Tilings are p rutty dull in Washington
now. "
"Very well , " said Mr. Colliding. "I
will give you an interview , although I
have not done such a thing for a long
time , and have frequently declared tlmt
I would never talk with u reporter
again. "
Inviting the cnpplo into hisroom.Mr.
Colliding called for a pen and paper and
wrolo out his views on the political con
test , which wore widely publlbhcd and
attracted a great deal of comment at the
time. As ho finished ho handed the
manuscript to the cripple and said :
"There is your interview , and I have
only two conditions to make , Ona is
that you soil it for the very highest pos
sible price to as many newspapers oa
possible , and the ether is that It ba
printed exactly as it is written. "
There IB sown talk of requesting Grand
Master George 1" . Howard , of the I. O. O. K.
of Illinois , to rualgn till position la tua