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Clovoland'a Columbua Letter Part
of n Cunning Schomo.
Strict Quarantine Measures to Ha Hii
ro roc d \Viinhlnuton lUhaiiH-
the Kcvlew of the Work ol'
the Present
ricvclnml'fl Columbus Letter.
WASHINGTON llmtr.u ; TUB OMVIK Hue , ]
61l ! Fot'iiTr.iis'Tii STIIKKT , >
WASHINGTON' , 1) . C , Sept. 13. )
Enough was said at the white homo to-tiny
nbout the Incident at the Grand Army en
campment at Columbus yesterday to almost
warrant the unqualified statement that the
invitation to I'rosldcnt Cleveland to attend
the reunion of the veterans and the reading
of his dispatch expressing his regrets at not
being present wai worked up for political ef
fect. The hisses and groans of the boys at
Columbus when the letter was read created
no Hiirpriso hero. It was Just what would
have been expected by those who have from
this point noted the jifforts of Mr. Cleveland
to throttle the G. A. K. as "u political organi-
7ation , " and ehgck the tendency of congress
towards n liberal pension policy. The presi
dent's private secretary attempted to oxplaln
the incident to day by sayng that the
president's telegram was sent in response
to nn invitation for him to attend. It is bo-
hoved that the invitation oxtendc 1 If in
deed ho received an invitation and the tclo-
gram sent and read at the meeting yesterday
wcro prearranged by n i lember of the national
and state democratic committees for the pur
pose of dissipating the reputation of the
president with G. A. K. men and affording
him ar. opportunity to nuke an expression of
friendliness for the veterans. The action of
the proildontnnJ his friends in this Instance
is referred to 11 Washington as an exhibition
of unprecedented h irdihood , and the mumiLr
in which it was ropello.1 inlets with general
commendation TIKI further explanation of
the president through his secretary that the
reason the Invitation was not answered by
mall , as is customary , was "bccauso the letter
of Invitation was mislaid , " Is received herewith
with a very largo grain of allowance. If Mr.
Cleveland is anything ho is nrethodlcal. Ho
lias boasted his ability to instantly lay his
hands upon nny document in the white house
Grand Army men in Washington believe the
president has simply attempted a coup d'etat
without provocation , and they arc pleased
With the faux la mode of it.
There was some agitation -mound tlio Ma
rine hospital to-day over the death
from yellow fever in Now York yesterday
ol 1'rof. Proctor. The authorities .say there
is no doubt that it was a well defined case of
yellow fever , and tlio quarantine regulations
nro to bo stringently enforced hero. All
strangers from the south are stopped ana ox
nmlncd across the Potomac just south of
this city. While there in no fear that ttio
Bcourge will reach Washington , the utmnst
precautions aio to bo exercised. Quito a
number of Now Orleans , Memphis and Jack
sonville families have arrived hero recently
A caucus of the democrats in the house
was to have been held to-night , but Sunset
Cox. who is chaiiumn of the caucus commit
tee , did not receive the petition in time to
day to issue the call , Ho tells mo the
democrats will caucus early next weolc if not
on Saturday night ; that It is to bo on the
order of business in the house and not ad
journment ; that the senate has the tariff bill
and therefore hold * the key to the situation ,
and that it will bo necessary for the senate
to muku the suggestion if there ibiui adjourn
ment. Everybody wants congress to ad
journ , but both houses arc determined not to
take the Initiative. Senator Paddock said
this afternoon that if the house waited for
the senate to Indicate that it wanted it to
take an adjournment congress would not ad
journ until next March. The republican
tariff bill Is now piomibcd within tenor
twelve days.
The Fiftieth congress was in session ex
actly nine months one week ago yesterday ,
It having commenced on the-tth of December.
The session has already been the largest ,
but one , during the last half century , aud It
promises to bo the largest since the founda
tion of tne'govcriimcnt. There wcro , during
the last iimo months which ended on last
Wednesday , introduced in the house 11,8 < K
bills and Joint resolutions , against 10,1'JI In
the Hist session of the last cnngrc s. In thr
eenato there were introduced ! Jf , > 'iO bills and
lor Joint resolutions , against ! 3s3l ! bills and
CiU-jolnt icsolutlons in the Hist session of the
last eougreis. There \\cro reported from
committees In the house , 107 bills and joint
resolutions , against 3I" ( in the Hist session
of the last congress. Whllo in the senate
theio weio submitted 2,173 ! written imports ,
against 1,681 in the Hist session of the last
congress. There were leported from com.
inlttccs to the senate ( appio\imatcly ) 'J3C
bills and Joint icsolutions without written
statements. All of the bills repotted from
committees to the house were accompanied
by written reports , as the rules of < the house
require n written statement with every ineiiS'
uro reported f loin committee , while in the
Bcnato bills may bo loturned fiom commit
tecs and placed upon the calendar withou1
written reports but with the simple wort
"favorable" or "unfavorable. "
Tin : PKSSION A MIU : vutiTrt'i. ONK.
It will bo been by n comparison of figure :
that while the number of bills introduced ii
this session of congress is about 10 tier ecu
larger than in the first session of the his
congress , the number of reports Indicatnij
tljo amount of committee work has dc
creased proportionately. H will bo seen alsi
that the scnato has done tar more cotmnittoi
work than usual. The business In the scnnt
Is also in much better condition than that h
the houso. The house calendar on Wcdnca
day contained 110 pages of bills In the vnrl
ous stages of completion. It shows the titl
of about eighteen hundred or two thou&nni
measures. The senate calendar nn the sain
day contained but twenty-four pages am
only about thrco hundred and twcnty-llv
bills , nearly all of which wcro of a genera
character. The greater majority of th
measures on the house calendar are of
private nature , mostly pensions. In fact th
private calendar of the house contained slxtj
nine pagca or ( approximately ) 000 privut
bills.A very largo portion of the bills Introduce
and rotwrted from committees In the hous
were for private pensions. There wcro n
fcrred alone to the committee on invali
pensions Ub05 private pension bills tntn
duccd in the house , and 5i3 private bill
which came ever from the senate , whllo th
number of general pension bills referred t
that committee was 105 , n total of 4.5SJ. Th
committee made 1,0.5 favorable and 2,17 n <
verso reports on these bills u total of 1.2 l.
In the last congioss the total number of bill
referred to that committee was 4,157 , and th
total number of favorable reports was 1,01
and adverse 550. Tim sonata committee o
pensions received 1,104 senate bills and Ii !
house bills a toUil of 1,74-1 against l.&TO lai
year. It reported favorably 80S senate bill
W5 house bills , and reported adversely K
bills , nmklng a total of 1,213 reports upo
the 1,744 , bliy the committee received. Uu
Ing the first scssbn of the last congress
rcpoi ted 000 bills. H will thus bo seen tin
the senate committee on pensions acted o
about 71 per cent of the total number of bill
referred to It , whllo the house committee o
invalid pensions took action favorably c
adversely ujxm ur par cent ot the measure
It received. There are fifteen members <
the bouse committee on invalid pensionsnr
nine members of the senate committee c
pensions. It will bo seen , however , that tl
house committee niado nineteen more repor
than the t > enato committee ,
COMI'illlbO.VMTII TUR Mil TOKnllfciS.
Uig It comparative statement i
dcce by toue cf tt-o principal coi
mlttces In the house during the present ses
sion and the first session of the last congress :
The committee on ways and means received
185 bills and 2(5 ( resolutions. It reported back
to the house twenty of these measures. In
the first session of the last congress lli. > bills
and resolutions were received , of which
number thltty weio acted upon and reported.
Naval affairs received 151 house bills and
10 senate bills , of which number It rcK > rtcd
42 of the house measures and li of those from
the senate. In the first session of the last
congiess'JO. ) bills were received and 13 were
nctj-d upon.
Indian affairs has received Wbills and re
ported (1 ( In the session of two years neo it
received 'IVJ bills and reported IB.
Judiciary received 2C"i bills , reported favor
ably (17 ( , and ad vorsolj 18. In the session two
year * ago it received 273 bills of which num
ber 175 wcro acted upon.
Commerce received U7U bills and took
action upon 'JJ5. In the session two years ago
it icceived 4)5 ) bills and acted upon 1(50. (
There were nine contested elections In the
house , and a'l hut two have hee-i disposed of
b > the committee on olectioi.s. The Smalls-
Klhott contest from North Carolina , mid the
Sullivan-Felton contest from California , arc
yet before the committee. The committee
will recomui'Mul the unseating of Fclton. In
the other eight oases the committee agreed
that the sitting mnmbcrs should retain their
seats. In the first session of the last con
gress tliero were four contostol election
cases , outside of the general challenge of the
entuo California delegation , wliich availed
nothing. Thrco of the four contestants were
disposed of by permitting the sitting mem
bers to retain their scats.
mi : i > itisiiiiNr's : : vr.rons.
President Cleveland , up to last Wcdnes
day , sent to congress ninety-nino vetoes of
bills passed in this session si xtv four house
nndtiiirty-Hvosenate bills nearly allot them
privuto pensions or bills making appropria
tions for public buildings. The president up
to that day haTl sent to congress a total of 215
vetoes of bills of nil kinds passed during his
administration , whllo llfty-livo bills up to
that date had become laws without the pres
ident's signature. In the first session of the
last congress the president vetoed 101 private
bills and six measures of a general character.
MO-.T IliPOIIlANT l.VWS rx\0fl'l >
Of the grand total of is21 : bills introduced
in both houses and the 0,570 reported from
committees , only 278 bills other than the 150
pension and other private bills have become
laws About sixty of these aie moio or less
of general interest. The moat important are
the following bills :
Authori/ing the condemnation by the
government of land for sites of public build
ings ; establishing a department of labor ;
prohibiting obsccno or libelous matter pass
ing through the mails ; providing for un an
nual mnr'tlmo ' conference to secure greater
safety for llfo and property at sea ; giving
5100 bounty to soldiers who were enrolled or
enlisted for three jears prior to July B' ,
Ibfil , and who were subsequently honorably
discharged from the service ; uutliominir the
president to arrange a conference with the
South and Central American republics with
a view to closer commercial relations ; 10-
mlttlng duties paid on imported breeding
animals , and admitting free of duty those
imported in the future ; reducing the charge
for passports from $5 teSt ; increasing pen
sion for titter deafness to S-iO a
month ; increasing the stringency
of the lawsjj } prohibiting the destruc
lion of timber on the public domain or the
reservations belonging to Indians ; limiting
the hours that letter carriers in cities shall
bo employed to eight a day , and providing for
pro rat a pay for extra time employed ; per
mitting publishers to place upon printed
matter the words , "sample copy"marked
copy , " "from , " and other marks indicating
to the iceeiver legitimate Information ; giv
ing to state soldiers' homes $100 a year for
each inmate received who would bo entitled
to iidmisslon to the national homes for
fcoldicrs and sailors.
The house bill to prohibit the return of
Chinese to our shores upon certificates
alrendy issued , and prohibiting the immigra
tion of Chinese laborois. has been passed by
the senate since the end of the nine months
of this session. The bill giving additional
authority to tlio president to enforce the re
taliation act of February , ] Sb7 , against Can
ada will bo the next impoitant measure to
become a law. '
There has been but very little political
legislation In this session. The work in that
direction has been devoted almost exclu
sively to the Mills tariff bill and the tariff
measure which has been under preparation
for several months by the senate committee
OH finance. There aio several specific tariff
bills before the house commlttcoon ways and
means introduced by Mr. Hreckcnridgo of
Arkansas and directed towards what ho calls
ti lists or "combinations involving articles
upon wliich there Is n heavy import duty
levied. " and these are likely to attract wide
spread political attention when they are
taken up for consideration. They have not
yet been acted upon by the house committee
on ways and means. An effort will bo made
to have the Joint resolution directing the
president to suspend for a period of six
months the duties levied upon cotton bagging ,
but inasmuch as this will have to bo done by
the suspension of the rules requiring a two-
thirds vote thuro is little prospect of success
in this session , since it Is with great diffi
culty that a quorum is secured for nny pur
Among the most impoi taut bills of n gen
eral character pending in n more or less de
gree of completion nio those providing for
the organlratlon of the territory of Okla
homa , providing for the Issue of circulating
national bank notes to the par value of bonds
deposited with the tica.suror ; establishing
additional lile-saving stations throughout
the country , and the bill enacting an entirely
now system of general land laws. All of
these measures are unfinished business on
the calendar and aio privileged. They will
bo among the first measures for action in the
next session of this congress If they are not
passed in this session.
vor.ixvsr OT 'inn xu.vr sr.ssioN.
There arc various important bills which
will como Dcfore the next session of the
Fiftieth congress. Among them are the bills
making states out of Washington ,
Montana and North Dakota terri
tories , which nro in the semite , and
bills of a similar character In the
house , and the bill Incorporating the Nicnra-
i gua Canal company which was endorsed by
i the republican national convention and men
tioned In Its platform. The special commit-
tco of the house investigating the subject of
j foreign immigration will , members of it say ,
t leport a bill m December regulating imini-
3 gration , which will doubtless attract wldo-
1 spi cad attention and make a prolonged do-
bate. The general food adulteration bill will
I also como up in the next session , if not In the
a present one , and will bo a source of earnest
, \ contention. Members of the committee on
public lands In both houses do not anticipate
any legislation In this congress to deprive
railroad companies of any of their land
grants. Tlio proposition to extend the mter-
.1 state commoico law over the telegraph com.
3 panles , and also to amend the existing law
so as to prohibit shippers owning private
1 cars , will cotno in for attention
during the next session , which
s convenes on December 4 and adjourns
o on March 1 , covering exactly three months ,
o but excluding the regular holiday adjourn-
o tncnt , consume only about nine weeks. Ef.
foil will also bo made next session to put tipoti
the regular and fortification appro
prlatlon bills additional provisions for fortl
filiations , heavy ordnance and men-of-war ,
torpedo boats , dynamite cruisers , etc. It la
believed , however , by the oldest and strong
cst men In conpi ess that the subject of the
tariff will consume nearly nil of the next
session of congress which will remain aftei
the regular npprprolatlon bills have beer
passed. Many also predict that thci o will bi
sufficient time to enable the two houses t <
accomplish the work desired on the tariff
trusts and "other important questions , nnt
that the prc&ldont will call nn extra scaslor
shortly after > nU Inauguration.
MisrEU.\\ious. :
Frank A. Ireland of Nebraska City ant
George W. Uroctou of Orleans , Neb. , are a
the Kbbltt.
On the recommendation of Congressmen
Hayes of Iowa , Mr , Henry Vollmcr , tin
nephew of Henry Lischer , editor ofthegcr
man democratic paper , has been appointei
distributing clerk of the house , to succeci
the late William F. Hudson , deceased.
First Lieutenant Erasmus M. Weaver , Jr.
of the Second aitUlcry , has been appolntd
on n general court martial to meet at West
Point , N. V. , at 11 o'clock , September 17 , for
the trial of such prisoners as may bo brought
before it. Pciiuv S HEATH.
A Vonorahlc Politician Wcdn n Girl
Just Out ol' Her Toons.
Nnw YOIIK , Sept. 13. Frederick G. Wo !
bcrt is chairman of the democratic club of
Hudson county , Now Jersey. Three months
ngo he rn"t Miss Mary McCormnok , twenty
years old , and though Wolbert has n son and
two daughters and is n widower aged sev
enty years , ho loved the girl and paid her
much attention. People noticed and made
sport of the pair , so Wolbert , to close the
mouths of gossips , yesterday wont to n Jus
tice of the peace with Mary and married her.
His friends are surprised at his action , but
have given him a serenade mid many evi
dences of their esteem. It is conjectured
that his children , who are all older than the
bride , will make things lively for their papa
when they find out what he has done.
'atnl ' TiM'inlnatlon ol" a Cowboys'
Quarrel in Wyouilnij.
HAUTMI.I.C , Wyo..Sept. 13. [ Special Tele
gram to Tin : LlEc.J At noon to-day Sam
Jrown , n notorious desperai'o , was In Clark's
laloon. Frank Williams a cowboy , went into
ho saloon and asked 13rown to step outside.
jotli wont out and Williams shot Urown
wlce , once in the arm and once through the
body. Hrown died In about an hour , Wil-
" nuns mounted his horse and left town. A
ivarrant for his arrest was Issued , but as ho
s well mounted , nciuainted with the coun
try and has numerous friends among the
cowboys , his capture Is not probable , lirown
boasted of having killed four men. Trouble
between he and Williams had been brewing
for some days.
Shectly TMaycd "Itostnn Snaps. "
New YOIIK , Sept. in. [ Special Tele-
ram to Tin : Hut : . ] Pat Shccdy arrived in
town ten duj s ago from Chicago , where it is
'oportcd ' ho had his fingers badly singed
fooling with the western tiger , and started
nto n wrestle with tlio big New York faro
james. It was Sheedy's avowed purpose to
get oven for his westei n losses , and as upon
a pieUous experiment , when ho succeeded in
mending a yawning hole in his resources , ho
adopted the peculiar system against the bank
that friends call the "Uoston snaps. " Ho
played at the tables of the four bicgcst
games in town and the Gotham dealers dis-
'overed that the Ho-iton system is more
clover than any they had and kept steadily
losing to the old-tnno patron. Sheedy began
by taking a cool $5,000 in one of his prolonged
battles at a down-town table. Ho also hit
another well known dealer for $10,000. Up
to Tuesday night Shccdy was reported to be
W.OJO ahead. One house alone had paid out
to him $17,000 of winnings.
The Michigan Forest Klrcs.
BAT CITV , Mien. , Sept. i : ) . The forest
fires which have been raging at various points
along the Hay Shore , north and northwest of
iierc , have not been subdued , and it looks
now as if great damage would result before
they arc checked. News from various points
up the line show the fires are absolutely be
yond control , and that the gravest results
ire to bo feared. Arenac county is a par
ticularly heavy sufferer. In many places
houses and other property have already been
iVstroycd , and at others the people nro now
fighting for their lives or llceing to save
them. Quinn's logging camp has been
entirely wiped out , the men saving them
selves only by precipitated flight. West of
Standish two families are reported as proba
bly perished , as at last accounts they were
entirely surrounded by fire. In Towns sec
tion fires are still raging and solid columns
of pine are being swept down.
Postpone" ! Opening the Bills.
WASHINGTON , Sept. 13. [ Special Tele-
ram to Tin : Dm : . ] The opening of bids
for the new site and building for Fort
Omaha , wliich was to have taken place
at the office of the chief clerk of the war de
partment , has been postponed for a few days.
This action was found necessary from the
peculiar wording of the ndveitisoment.
which permitted bidders to mail their bids
up to and Including September 12. The
war department will now wait a sufficient
time to allow nil bids which have been
mailed at the last moment to arrive before
my of the bids will be opened. The chief
clerk says ho may open the bids to-morrow ,
although it is possible that nothing will be
done in this line until Saturday.
Prof. Proctor's Dcnth.
Nr.w YOIIK , Sept. 13. The body of Prof.
Proctor was icmoved this forenoon from the
hospital , where he died , to North Brothers
island. There it was laid in an isolated dead
house to bo kept until advices have been re
ceived from the family in Florida or abroad
as to their dcslies in the matter of Interment.
It was decided to-day that in view of tlio char
acteristic symptom of block vomit in Prof.
Proctor's case , no autopsy was necessary.
Now that the woist is known there Is neither
apprehension nor excitement at sanitary
headquarters. Everything has been do'io
that need be , and the hcaltn authorities an
ticipate no danger from this case.
Fatal Flaini-M In KansaH.
TornuA , Kan , Sept. 13. Fire was discov
ered in Rockwell's general stoic at Junction
City , this state , yestci day morning. A gale
was blowing and the ( lames spread rapidly to
other business places , doing damage amount
ing to about J125.C03. While the blaze
was at its fiercest , rain began
to fall and in a short time
extinguished the flro. While clearing away
the debris workmen found the bodies of Al
bert Franks and Milo Evorlm , clerks in
Kockwell's store. It is supposed the men
lost their Hs'es whllo trying to extinguish the
fire , being overcome by the stnoko.
Kloodn Destroy Much Property.
AUGUSTA , Ga. , Sept. 13. Tha damage
to the canal , streets , bridges , warehouses ,
residences , stores and merchandise by the
fioods will reach ? 1,000,000. No estimate can
bo maao of the damage to farms and crops
from Augusta to Savannah , whllo the coun
try along the river is submerged. Two hun
dred thousand dollars will bo required to re
pair the canal , streets and bridges. All the
railroads 'havo been Injured and the cotton
mills have been shut down. Eleven persons
wore drowned.
An Opera House Destroyed.
SYIUCUSE , N. Y. , Sept. 13. Jacobs & 'Proc-
tor's Grand house and
opera adjoining prop
erty burned early this mornlni ; , causing a
loss of about t.50,000. Kiinball's Merry
Makers wcro filling an engagement at the
opera house and their ward'-obo was en
tirely destroyed. The buildings also con
tained Mead's business and
college was oc
cupied by several firms , whoso loss will bo
total. Myers1 building and the Kline block
on the other side were badly damaged. The
losses foot up to $203,000.
SwedUh MothodlHt Conference.
CHICAGO , Sept. 13. The first day's service
of the Swedish Methodist conference of the
northwest was hold ncro to-day. Bishop
Andrews presided. In the afternoon Bishop
Taylor , of Africa , made an address on the
subject of missions. The conference will
last throughout the week. On Sunday the
ordination of deacons will take place , the
sermon to be preached by Bishop Andrews ,
About ono hundred uro in attendance at the
Blew ills Brains Out.
MAKTVILLE , Mo. , Sept. 13. Hon. Join :
Kdwards , late candidate for Judge of th (
Kansas City court of appeals , blow out hi :
brains this morning. Ho was one ot tin
leading lawyers of Missouri.
The Enstbound Passenger Collides
With a Freight at Violet.
Crane Defeated in tlio Forty-ninth
District Brutal Assault on n
Nebraska City Man Politics
in Otoo County.
A Collision on the Burlington.
PAWXCIJ CITV , Nob. , Sept. 13. [ Special
Telegram to Tun Bnu. | The No. 40 , cast
bound passenger train on tlio B. & M. from
Denver to Kansas City , ran into a freight
standing on the track this morning about
4:15 : , completely wrecking both engines.
1 ho mail car of the passenger was broken.
The engine and a car wcro telescoped. The
'rclght train had orders to meet the passen-
; er at Violet , and was standing on the track
waiting for the passenger to switch. The
passenger simply gave a whistle for down
brakes and came on at the rate of forty
miles an hour. The engineer and brakcman
of the passenger wcro slightly Injured , as
was the mail agent. There was no other
ilaniairo. The wrecked train was taken to
Pay Day at Camp Brooke.
, Neb. , Sept. 13. [ Special to THE
Br.E. ] The entire day was occupied yester-
.lay in paying off the officers and men at
Camp Brooke , although Paymaster Baker
ms the reputation , and deservedly so , of
being ono of the most rapid paymasters in the
urmy. It was expected by some that when
the men received their money they would at
once proceed to "paint the city red , " but
.uch . did not prove to bo the case. There
\\cre very few drunken men , and these were
soon cared for by the provost guard. At
midnight Kearney was wrapped in its usual
quiet at that hour , thanks to the good conduct
of the men themselves and the wise provisions -
visions ot the ofllcers in command. The bri
gade drill this morning showed the benefit
derived from previous drills , and evidenced
the wisdom of tlio order establishing these
summer camps , where , owing to the mem
bers present , many drills and parades are
possible which cannot bo executed at the
posts. This evening brigade dress parade
will lake place , and to-morrow we will have
brigade guard mount drill and dress parade ,
which will continue throughout the week.
General Morrow as commander of the G. A.
1 { . camp , which will assemble nextueek , is
pushing preparations with all his old time
vigor. Fortifications are being erected at
the lake where the naval combat will beheld
held , and a sham battle between regulars
mid veterans is also on the piograinmo. Ap
plications for quarters for 0,000 men have al
ready been received , and as tlio railroads sell
tickets during the week from all points in
Nebraska to Kearney at ono faro for the
round trip , it Is expected that a great crowd
ivill bo present.
Otoo County Politics1.
NrnittsKA Cur , Nob. , Sept , 13. [ Special
to Tin : BEE. ] The democratic float conven
tion for Otoo and Cass counties is called to
bo held in Nebraska City , on Thursday , Sep
tember 27 , the day upon which also meets
tbo First Congressional district convention
n this city. The only candidates for the
democratic nomination tor the float senator-
ship nro Mr. W. T. Canada , of this city , and
Dr. H. B. Wallace , of Cass county , with
present chances favoring the former. The
republican convention has not vet been
called , but the nomination of the Hon. John
0. Watson is assured. It is conceded that
.10 is the only candidate that could carry
Otoo county against a strong democratic
nominee , ho having had a majority of GOO in
the county two years ago.
Funeral of Mrs. Thiiininel.
Giuvn IsiAvn , Nob. , Sept. 13. [ Special
Telegram to TncBEn.J The funeral of Mrs.
George II. Thummel , who died in Los An
geles , Cul.i. , September 8 , occurred here to
day. The deceased was formerly a resident
of this city , but has resided In California tlio
past two years , where she had gene in Hopes
of regaining her health. The remains were
taken in charge by the Sir Knights. Owing
to the prominence of the deceased the re
mains were followed to their last testing
place by a largo concourse of relatives and
friends. Quito a number of prominent
Omaha pcoplo were in attendance. Mr.
Thummcl will probably make Grand Island
his future homo.
A Murderous Assault.
Nr.niiASKA CITY , Nob. , Sept. 13. [ Special
Telegram to THE BCD ] Jack and Tom Holl-
han , two of a family of tough characters , at
tempted to kill n man named Frank Hnrkins ,
a cook at the Grand Pacific , last night. They
attacked him with stones , beating him into
unconsciousness and then tried to drag him
olT , but his cries brought citi/cns to his as
sistance and prevented a deliberate murder.
The affair grew out of an old grudgo. .Tack
was arrested to-day on a charge of attempted
murder , but Tom has escaped.
Lincoln Itacos.
LINT OI.N , Neb , Sept. 13. The races at the
fair wcro a 2.10 trot fora purse of f350 ,
which was won by Joe Moreland in thrco
straight heats. Best time ! i : 4Jf.
Second race , free-for-all pace , purse $5CO
Won . by Wilcox in four heats. Best time
O ) ) s
Third race , 'J 27 trot , purse ? 500 Won by
William H. in five heats. Best time -JiiiO .
Fourth race , running , mlle heats Won by
Archie H. Best time 1. 7jtf.
Flro at N'iln iinlca City.
NnmiASKA CITV , Neb. , Sept. 13. [ Special
to THE BCB.I The residence ; of a
widow lady , named Mrs. Sanders , four miles
southwest of this city , burned to the ground
early yesterday morning together with al
most the entire contents. Tlio fire was
caused by a detoctlvo flue. The loss is about
? TCO with no insurance.
Traitor Crane Defeated.
Scorn , Neb , , Sept. 13 [ Spacial to TUB
BKE.I At the republican convention of tlio
Forty-ninth district held last night J. H.
Banna , a lawyer and banker of Greely Cen
ter , was nominated on the twenty-second
ballot ever Morgan Crane us candidate for
Now York'B Mayor Hays Ho Will It tin
Against UKCandidate. ,
NEW YOKK , Sept. 13. [ Special Telegram
to THE BEE. ] Defections in the county de
mocracy have inspired republicans with the
hope of capturing the mayoralty
this fall. Now Mayor Hewitt has
announced that if he is nominated
to run against n candidate Tammany
lull ! may name ho will do so and take u grca1
deal of-pleasure in the effort tobuatTam
many. Ho says no man can have the sup
port of that organisation who does not pledge
himself to fill certain offices with certain
men. "Tho policy of Tammany , " ho adds
"means corruption in oftlco and the renewa
of the worst days of Tweed. "
A Preacher Attempts Abduction.
DENVBK , Sept. 13. A man giving his
name as Uev. Edward vV. Henderson , o
Kansas Clt , was arrested hero yesterday
on the charge of attempting to abduct Ellct
Balrd , an unusually handsome child o
cloven years. The child states that Hender
son offered her t5 If "ho would accompan ;
him to California , saying that if aha did BO
ho would glvo her everything that sh
wanted us 1000 as they arrived.
V South American Padre on Trial For
Killing Ills Wife and Child.
BUENOS ATHK , Sept. 13. A sensational
murder trial Is In progress at La Plata , In
vhlcji Padre Pedro Castro Kodrlquoz is
hargcU with murdering his wlfo mid
-aughter. - Hodriqucz In early llfo became n
irlcst , but lu 1S70 forsook the church and
our years later married Senorltn Uucflna
'adln , daughter of a colonel In the Argcn-
Ino army. Ho soon suspected his wife of
infalthftilnoss. and deserting her , re-entered
ho church. In May last his wife and
laughter , Pcdrona Maria Castro , Joined him
against his wishes at the ecclesiastical rcsl-
lence. Determining to rid himself of them
10 gave them poison , but as this did not act
Illicitly enough ho crushed their skulls with
n hammer. Ho then put them both in a largo
oftln , and having said mass over their
bodies , had them buried. Blood stains
iround the house and the sudden absence of
the two ladies aroused the suspicions of a
chore boy , who rcportol the matter to the
) olice , with the result that Kodriquez was ar-
csted. Ho at flrst denied all knowledge of
the whereabouts of his wife and child , but
Inall.v broke down and confessed. Hodrlquez
s forty-four years old , finely educated , and
ias always stood high lu tlio favor of the
church authorities.
THIFiiOitioA scoumji ; : .
Jvperlonced NIII-M-H and PhyniclaiiH
Kxpcutcd at lackHonvllc. )
Nr.w OHM : \vs , Sept. 13. A special from
Jacksonville , Fin. , says that D. O. Baker ,
editor-in-chief of the Cincinnati Post , who
loft there Saturday , is stricken with fever ,
but it is noi yet determined whether It is
yellow fever. To-morrow eighty nurses nro
expected hero. Several physicians who wore
present during the Memphis epidemic Imvo
Already arrived. New cases of fever ro-
portcd to-day , 44 ; deaths , 4 ; total cases to
date , 7S7 ; deaths , 10-1. The Auxiliary Sani
tary association has sent an address of
thiinks to the country for the generous aid
extended. The Knights Templar have also
Issued un appeal for aid.
Mcmphlt FearH Yellow Fever.
MEMIMIIS , Tenn. , Sept. 13. Memphis has
ordered non-lntercourso with Decntur. 1 * )
miles east of hero , on account of a supposed
yellow fever death.
A special from Dccatur , Ala. , says that
another case of yellow fever developed there
to-day. There Is great excitement among tlio
; > coplo and all trains leaving are ctowed.
AVcstorn .Managersvttcmpt to KHtah-
li h n Basis of Grain Kates.
CHIC voo , Sept. 13. Tlio managers of the
lines west of St. Paul wcro in session hero
to-day trying to agree on n basis of grain
rates to govern under the new agreement.
The Burlington fc Northern refuses to advance -
vance its rates on merchandise , while the
Chicago , Milwaukee & St. Paul adheres to
its milling in transit rates , which are now on
a basis of 7J cents. As the conference did
not promise to lead to n satisfactory conclu
sion , a con mitteo of four was appointed to
devise a plan for an adjustment of the diffi
culty and to report to-morrow afternoon.
The Western Passenger Association.
CHICAGO , Sept. 13. The now agreement of
the western states passenger association was
announced to go into effect September 15 ,
Dut owing to a difference among the south
western lines ot. certain proposed rules , its
final adoption has been delayed. The north
western lines , unwilling to wait for the
others to como to an understanding , mot to
day and adopted an agreement and rillcs , to
go into effect on thdir roads September IB.
The Commissioner * Now Confident of
Sucucsf ) in Their Negotiations.
The commissioners have secured about two
liundred and fifty of the 300 Indians at Lower
Brulo in favor of the Sioux bill , and it is ox-
pcctod that a number more will bign. The
commissioners have reconsidered thnir deci
sion to leave in the morning for Cheyenne ,
and expect to remain hero a week longer. At
the end of that time they are certain to ob
tain viituully every signature to the bill. A
young Indian named Edward Ashley arrived
in Chamberlain to-day with the intelligence
that 250 names had been enrolled at Crow
Creek in favor of the bill. There are only
2BO adult Indians on the Crow Creek reser
vations. Chief While Ghost holds out , but
is weakening , as almost all his relatives and
friends have signed.
Tlio Kvanuellcnl Imthcratis.
MiXNKAroMS , Sept. 13. Tlio general coun
cil of the Evangelical Lutheran church of
North America met this morning for the
flrst time west of the Mississippi in its twen
ty-first annual convention. Tlio keynote of
the convention is homo missions. The open
ing sermon by the president , Hov. Prof. A.
Spaeth , D. D. , was on the theme , "The Na
tions and the Gospel. " At the afternoon
session President Spaeth read a report , In
which ho spoke of his visit as a representa
tive of the council to tlio general Lutheran
conference in Hamburg , Germany , in lbS7.
The following oflicers were elected : Presi
dent , Hov. Joseph A. Scihs , D. D. , LL. D. ,
pastor of Holy Communion church , Phila
delphia ; vieo presidents , presidents ot
synods. ; recording secretaries , English , Uov.
G. W. Mechlmg , Lancaster , O. ; German ,
Itev. J. Nicum. Kochester , N. Y. : Swedish ,
Hov. C. A. Evald , Chicago ; corresponding
secretaries , English , Uev. B. M. Schnuckcr ,
D. D. , Pottstown , Pa. ; German , Hev. 1' .
Pfullcchcr , Easton , Pa ; Swedish. Uev. E.
Norollus , Minnesota ; treasurer , W. S. btaak ,
Insurance MOII'H Convention.
CHICAGO , Sept. 13. At the session this
morning of the Flro Underwriter's associa
tion of the northwest , a number of papers
were read and discussions followed by prom
inent members. Thf annual address was de
livered by John II. Washburno , vice presi
dent of the Homo Insurance company. The
subject was "Fire Insurance A few words
on Its present condition. "
The following officers were elected , after
which adjournment followed : President ,
John Hawley , Chicago ; vice president. W.
T. Clark , of Omaha ; secretary , J. C. Griffiths ,
Steamship Arrivals.
At Now York Tlio Rotterdam from Rot
terdam ; the Italy from Liverpool ; the State
of Georgia from Glasgow ; the Colorado
from London ; the Hammonia from Bremen ,
At London The British Queen from Bos
ton , and the Lord Lansdowne from Balti
At Bremen The Maine from Baltimore.
At liotterduui The Chester from Phlla
An Italian Vessel Snnlc.
MADRID , Sept. 18. Advices received hero
state that the steamer Lauranco , when en
tering Port Luz , in the Canary islands , this
evening , ran into the Italian steamer Lud ,
America from Montevideo. The latter
vessel sunk in a tovr minutes , drowning
thirty-six passengers and four of the crow ,
Boston Oil WorkH Damaged.
BOSTON , Sept. 13. The establishment of
Sccomb , Kehol & Son , lubricating oils , was
damaged by fire this morning to the cxtcn
of ? 55.000 to $73,000. A number of employes
are reported injured.
Favorable to tlio Knights.
NEW YOUK , Sept. 13. A Komo cablegram
announces that the dccrco of the holy office
on the Knights of Labor question Is favora
bio to that organization. It has been for
warded to Cardinal Gibbons.
Dr. n a Denounces Them and tlio World
Kncoitrngen Them.
Nnw YOIIK , Sept. 13. [ Special Telegram
to TiisBnc. ] An editorial in this morning's
Sun rakes the democratic national committee
over the coals for neglect to do what ought to
have been done In Maino. Editor Dana gives
Chairman Brice n sovcro wordy castigation
for tils confessed failure to help the Malno
democrats. Brice sent n dispatch to
Arthur Sowoll , of Maine , saying ,
among other things , that "wo can now
rec that If our national committee had aided
you or undertaken to make a fight In your
state wo could have made n sub
stantial reduction in the republican
majority. " Dana takes the ground ,
as any fair-minded democrat naturally
would , that tlioro Is nothing whatever in tlio
Maine election to console the democratic
managers. Then he advises the democratic
managers not to think of wasting their
time and money trying to carry sure
lepubtican states like Michigan , Wisconsin ,
Minnesota , Iowa and Massachusetts. Com
ing down to plain statement ho says posi
tively : "Tho plain truth about the Malno
election Is that ingenuity can dovlso ne form
ula of compirison with past results which
exhibits the event as a democratic
victory , as an indication of a
drift of voters away from Harrison
to Cleveland and Thurman , or as an encour
agement of the notion that any ono of the tra
ditionally republican states ol the not th can
bo transferred this year to the democratic
column. The truth is that the democratic
unvass has made no inroads upon the solid
lepubllcnn vote of Maino. Theio ate no signs
ot a drift to Cleveland. If there is
my dtift it is the other way.
Wo present these facts about the Maine
election , because they ate the truth of the
matter. Wustu no time , money or ncrvo
tisbiioin a hopeless endeavor to wrest icpub-
licnn states from the republican column.
Devote every remaining hour of time , every
dollar of Pi csident Cleveland's * lo,0 ' 0 con
Lributkm , every atom of energy incorporated
In your campaign committee to a canvass in
the doubtful states. "
The Now York World to-morrow morning
will say : "Tho democratic party has se
lected a committee to manage its national
campaign , anil it is fair to assume that the
committee understands its duties and appre
ciates its responsibilities. Colonel Bnco vir
tually admits , however , that the
committee made a nustnko in not
supporting the democratic campaign
in Maine. A substantial reduction
n the icpublican majority in Maine would
liavo helped the democratic party in the na
tional campaign moro than any event that
lias yet happened in the preliminary skir
mishing , and it must bo recardod as aston
ishing that the national committee did not
ii'iprociate the Importance- such un effoit.
i'ho vital points in the contest nro no doubt
i New Yoi k , New Jency , Connecticut and
Indiana , and yet this by no means absolves
the committee from the duty of making a
sharp fight in Minnesota , Michigan and Wis
consin. Thcio is a lighting chance In all
; heso states. At least , it the republicans aio
given all they can attend to there they will
not bo able to concentrate their money and
efforts upon the pivotal states. Fighting
should bo forced all along the line. "
Iloasons Tor the Malno Victory.
NK\V Yoiiic , Sept 13. [ Special Telegram to
TIIU BKE.I Ex--Congressman John A. Kas
son , of Iowa , is at the Fifth Avenue hotel
lo ifay. Ho has been making speeches in
Maine and told a reporter why the repub
licans made such gains. Ho said many
democrats voted with the republicans and
that accounted for the largo majority. "I
saw n farmer who told mo ho
voted the democratic ticket for
twenty years , but intended to vote
for the republican party in the interests of
his children. Ho thought they would need
the benefits of protection when ho was gene
and for that reason ho deserted the free
trade party. His Is but a similar case to
thousands all over the country. "
"You think , then , the general outlook is
"Yes , I do. If I wcro a betting man I
would bet ? < 5 to S3 on the election of General
Harribon. "
Democratic Betters Take AVatcr.
Nnw YOIIK , Sept. 13. [ SpecialTelegram to
Tin : Bnn. ] Police Commissioner French
walked into the Fifth Avouucs hotel last
evening with four $1,000 bills in his hand.
"I have an appointment , " ho said , "with J ,
D. Townscnd , who said to-day ho was anx
ious to bet $5,000 against § 1,000 that Cleve
land will bo elected , and I agreed to accom
modate him. " Townsend did not show up ,
however , and , after waiting un hour , French
left disgusted. Townscnd made another
largo bet Tuesday night which ho failed to
cover in the specified time. The betting is
taking a very sharp turn Hatrlsonward , and
the democrats are not nearly so jubilant us a
week ago.
Harrison IB Honored By the Vein.
INIIIXAFOI.IS , Sept. 13. Shortly after
General Harrison reached homo ho was
called upon by General Daniel Dustln , of
Sycamore , 111. , accompanied oy a dozen com
rades , on route homo from Columbus. Gen
eral Dustin said that ho called for the pur
pose of notifying General Hatrisoti that at a
recent mooting at Columbus of the survivors
of the First brigade of the Third division ,
Twentieth army corps. General Harrison
was elected president of the association. Be
ginning to-morrow General Harrison will resume -
sumo public receptions of visiting delega
tions. G. A. H posts of Cnicugo will bo re
ceived to-morrow.
Gene to Greet Chnnncoy.
Nnw YOIIK , Sept. 13. Friends and admir
crs of Chauncoy M. Depow to the number of
300 started down the bay on .v steamer at 7
o'clock tills morning to greet that gentleman
on his return homo on the steamer lims.
Tlio steamer was signalled shortly before
noon.When the reception committee boaided the
steamer at quarantine a collation was served ,
in which Mr. Depow's party and tlio commitr
tco Joined. Among the delicacies served was
n huge pumpkin pie , labelled : "To the Hon.
Chauncey M. Dcpcw , from your granger
friends. Welcome home , brother granger.1'
Frank P. Loomis , counsel to Mr. Depew's
road , made the welcoming address , which
was responded to by the distinguished guest.
In a private conversation Mr. Depow said
that ho would inulo speeches for Harrison
and Morton in New York state.
The Maine Klectioiin.
NKW YOIIK , Sept. 13. The following dls-
patch was received at the national demo
cratic headquarters to-night :
PORTLAND , Me. , Sept. 13. Calvin S. Brloe ,
Chairman : Dingley's paper , the Lewiston
Journal , claims to have returns from the
whole state , showing a republican plurality
of 13,49. ) , or 1,250 less than in 1834. Tlio re
publicans increased their vote OtM and the
democrats 2,151 , making the straight demo
cratic vote ( M larger than ever before
thrown. The total republican vote is 70,003.
M. M. Kiuus ,
Henri Won't Have If.
Nr.wYonK , Sept. 18. [ Special Telegram
toTiiBBEB.l It is slated that Henry Wat-
tcrson has decided not to taKe charge of the
branch bureau of tbo democratic national
committee in the northwest and west , and
the real reason of Chairman Calvin Unco's
hurried western trip Is to confer with the
leaders at Chicago for the purpose of secur
ing a first-class , energetic man to look after
the interests of the campaign in that section
of the country.
A Michigan Blaze.
WAYNB , Mich. , Sept. 13-rHvft yesterday
burned the Sowter block , causirc tosses
amounting to (75,000 ; partially insured.
An Elootlon of Oftlcors for the En
suing Yonr.
HesolutloiiH Adopted on Ilio Suljcot
of Tensions Alii for Vcllow
Fetor SnltVri'rs The
Signal CorpM.
The G. A. 11.
Coi.i'Miurs , O. , Sept. 13. Many of the old
veterans who liuve bccnnttendlngtho Grand
Army encampment have rotiirnctl to their
homes , but iiiuny inoro liuvo conic to take
heir places. The nuincious reunions of
yesterday Imvo been continued to-day , as
also have the secret meetings of the organ
rations hero rcpiesontcd. At the meeting of
the H. A. U. national encampment Hon.
\Vlllluui Warner of Missouri was olcctad
commander in chief for the ensuing year.
C'llonel Moses Neil , of I'olumuuH. waa
elected senior vieo iiiiiiinniiilcr , and Joseph
IlatlioM , of Now York , junior vieo comman-
iler. A beautiful oil painting was presented
1'as.t Coinnuiiulor Kairchlld during tlio morn
ing Governor Forahor escorted Colonel
Fted ( .Irani to the camp \vlieie the Illinois
veterans have their hoadquaitors , and a
hearty reception greeted the son of their old
Uesldes the camptlres in various quarters-
the Woman's Uollef corps held a big reeep ,
lion , which drew u big crowd and hold the
eloso attention oC all , the spo.ihots bulng
Governors Ue.iver , Thajer , Algor and Fora-
ker. The Army of West Virgin a con
tinned its reunion during the day ,
1'resldeut Hayes presiding. General
lieorgu Cook mis elected president.
The nowlj-elected commander In-chief wat
serenaded at the Neil house this evening. A >
crowd of several thousand joined in .1 cill for
a speech , and in response Major Warner
thanUcd thum for the honor they did him.
llospoko liriotl.v in pi aiso of the Grand Army ,
and congratulated them aud himself on being
eminted with It A number of other sere
nades m.uli' imisio for all p.uts of the city.
Kov S. ( ! . Updvke , of Dakota , was chosen
clmplam-iii-chi' < f at the alternoon session ,
and K M. UoWltt , of low.i , was elected sur
geon geaoial. 'J'ho committee on resolutions
subinitti-d its report , p.utof which , referring
to pensions , Is as follows :
Kosolved , That it is the sense of this en
campment that the tune has come when tlio
soldiers and mulois of the war for the pres
ervation of the union should lecclvo the sub
stantial and merited let octillion of this gov
ernment by gianting them aervico pensions ;
and Hn ther ,
Kosolved , That this encampment favors
the pioiont.ition to congiessof a lull which
shall give to every told lor or sailor who
served the United States between April , I'-Ol ,
and .Inly , 1801 , for u period of sixty days
or more , u service pension of J3
a month , and to the e whose soi vieo exceeded
bOJ days an additional pension of I cent
per day per month for service in excess of
that period.
Your committee also earnestly recom
mends the prepaiatiou of a bill placing' the
wulowb of union soldtois , sadoru and marines
on the pension list , without regard to the
liino of servuo or cause of Iho soldier's death.
Your committee lurther repot t that wo do
not withdiaw our support of the bill now before -
fore eongiess , which was proposed aud cn-
doised by the pension committee , known qs
the disability pension bill.
Other resolutions recognise the Sons of
Veterans as an oigmii ation and refer to less
important mnttoih. Then it is lesolved with
pride and heartfelt pleasure that "wo place
upon record our grateful appreciation of the
heaity welcome and most generous hospitali
ty extended to this encampuiont and to the
membership of the G. A K. bj the citizens
ot Columbus and by the stale and depart
ment ottleials , who have freely opened to us
the hospitable homes of this beautiful city ,
allowed us to take entire possession of their
city , their capital and state , and whoso un
ceasing efforts and boundless liberality hava
combined to make this the most successful ,
as It is most numeionsly attended , national
encampment our order has yet hold. "
A special resolution was offered and
adopted unanimously , appropriating $ 'OJ for
Immediate tiso In relieving the necessities o
members of the organi/atlon who arc suffer
ing from the jellow fever epidemic in Flor
Another business session will bo hold
tomorrow. Signal corps survivors to
the number of H'O ' , of which
Governor Fornknr was nn officer ,
held u meeting. Secretary D. W. Marcy , of
Boston , explained the history and objects of
the organi/ation in the cast. A resolution
was unanimously adopted that members of
the corps in western armies would uuito with
the east in a national association of signal
corps voteians. The ofttcers of this corps ,
whoso duties wcro in the nature of pnvato
secretaries to general unlearn in the Hold ,
were necessarily heath-rod throughout the
armies , and have heietoforo been unahla to
hold reunions , but it has lieon decided that
annual meetings shall horoaitor bo hold at
the encampments. Major .f. O. Kit by , a re
porter in the United States sonnto , an ex-
signal officer , was lecognized as a ,
boy spy , and a resolution of thanlts
of the signal corps association was
unanimously passed for Ills work in thq
press in agitating the services of the signal
ofllcers during the war.
At the headhunt toranf the Loyal Legion to
day a general good time was hud at the re
ception for Gi ! George Crook. An enjoyable -
joyablo social reunion of Mexican veterans
was held in the senate cha-iiber and numer
ous other rojritncntal , brigade and army re
unions wore hold all ever town during the
ilay. To night camp fires are Mill aglow ana
anecdotes altoinato with patriotic eloquence
in entertaining the listening thom > aiids.
Seventieth Indiana.
CLAYTON , Ind. , Sept. 1 ! ) . The fourteenth
reunion of the Seventieth Indiana Kogl
mental association , of which General Harri
son Is president , was hold hero to-day , and It
brought together 1(1,000 ( people. Every house
was gaily decorated In bunting anil Hags ,
and handsome arches spanned the principal
streets. General Harrison , accompanied by
Mrs. Harrison and their daughter , Mrs.
McICce , loft Indianapolis shortly after 9
o'clock this morning , and upon arilvalhero
at 10 30 the distinguished guest anil his
party wcro met by un ovation by the 6,000
people already present. Gmeral Harrison
called the meeting to order and Introduced
Miss Mary \j. \ Mitchell , who made an elo
quent address of welcome to the veterans.
Her speech was well roieivcd , and at
its conclusion General Harrison , amid
vociferous cheers and applause , made his an
nual address , The but den of his remarks
wore the achievements of the Seventieth
regiment during the great rebellion.
At the conclusion of General Harrison's
speech the orator of the day , Colonel J. M.
Hrown , was Introduced. After his speech
dinner was announced , and then General and
Mrs. Harrison shook hands with a couple ot
thousand people. At the business session
General Harrison was unanimously ro-
elcctcd president of the association. Before
ho loft ho received u telegram from Knnx-
villo , III. , containing the congratulations of
the Quo Hundred and Second Illinois volun
teers. A suitable reply was sent In return ,
The Weather Indications.
nFor Nebraska Local rains , preceded la
the eastern portion by fairer , cooler weather , ,
except In the extreme southeast portion ,
warmer westerly winds.
For Iowa Fair followed In the northwest *
ern portion by local rains ; warmer Friday ,
cooler Friday night ; southerly winds shift
ing to westerly.
For D kota--Ltght local rains , cooler
winds nhiftlng to northwesterly.
Lutheran Church Conference.
MiNXBAi-ous , Sept. 10. There were 125 *
delegates present at the opening of ths
uvcnty-llrat annual session of the general
council of the Luthran church of North
America in this city to-day.