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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE.
EIGHTEENTH YEAJK. OMAHA. THURSDAY MORNING. NOVEMBER 29 , 1888. NUMBER 1G
AN AFRICAN IN THE FENCE ,
Oklahoma's Opening Supposed to
Bo a Oattlo Schomo.
WHY IS SPRINGER INTERESTED ?
Feeling On tlio Admlflnlnii of Terri
tories Henderson's Cnljlnet Talk
StnIT VnunnolRH In tlio
Army The Militia.
TUB OHUIIA Bnc , 1
G13 FOUKTKBN'TII STHEBT , >
WASIIINOTO.V , 1) . C. , Nov. 23. )
Springer Is extremely anxious , for some
unexplained reason , for the organization of
the territory of Oklahoma. Tills is the first
territorial measure on tlio calendar of the
liouso , nml Springer expects to win friends
to Us support by promising to compromise on
Dakota. The only peculiar thltiR about this
bill is tlio absolute refusal of those who nro
crowding it most strenuously , to listen to
nuicmttncntB providing for taking up the
lands within tlio proposed territory under
tlio liomostcnd net. All of it. must bo sold
under the cash entry plan , and it Is this that
lends those not in Mr. Springer's ' conlldcnco
to believe tlmt thcro is n largo sized African
Bomowhcrc In this particular woodpile. In
fact , It is charged very plainly In sotno quar
ters that the Oklahoma bid In its present
form Is the dovicoof the cattle syndicate to
secure titles to a vast area of tlio most valua
ble grazing lands in the United Status , nt u
mere nominal figure , and Itmust bo admitted
that this chat-go seems to bo berne out by the
determination of Mr. Springer mid bis asso
ciates to deny actual settlers the right , to take
up homesteads in this desirable section of tbo
ADMISSION' < F TniilllTOHIEi.
Congressman \Vlllmm M. Springer , chair
man of the committee on territories , Is In a
much better fnirno of mind towards Dakota ,
than ho has been at tiny time before , or
Binco be was elevated to the chairmanship on
tlio important committee , over which bo
presides. Mr. Springer now thinks that the
territories of Washington , Montana and New
Mexico should be admitted to statehood , nml
that Dakota should also come in. Mr.
Springer goes so far , as to say that ho does
not believed tlmt the scnato will consent tote
to tbu admission of the otho : s , unless Dakota
is divided and tliat bo is willing to compromise -
premise on iiny reasonable terms. As there
nro a number of democrats who are willing
lo vote for a division of Dakota , if tlio oppor
tunity is offered them , it is probable that
that territory may receive her just deserts ,
which have been so long denied her.
Representative Henderson of Iowa is a
fellow-townsman of Senator Allison , one of
Ills most intimate friends , and was ids per-
Bonal representative and spokesman at the
Chicago convention. I asked him to-day
whether ho thought the senator would ac
cept a position ia Harrison's cabinet.
"Ho would accept nothing but the treas
ury , " replied Henderson , "and even then it
would depend upon Clarkson'H ' wishes. If
ClarlcBon wants to go into tlio cabinet , Alii-
non will decline in his favor. Alli.son would
rather have Clarkson in the cabinet than bo
there himself. Hut Clarkson lias always
told bib friends mul nas said to mo many
times , that ho did not wish any ofllco what
ever , and that ho would prefer to run bis
paper : still you never can tell. If Harrison
Khonld invite him to take a portfolio , bo
might change his mind. Jt is pretty certain ,
though , that , if Iowa is represented In the
next cabinet , cither Allison or Chirlj.son will
bo the man , and Clarksou can determine
Which it shall bo. "
Senator Allison arrived this evening , but
declined to say anything about bis visit at
Indianapolis. Ho remarked , however , that
more had been published already about it
than had actually occurred.
Senator Quay has gene homo to spend
Thanksgiving , and It is understood will visit
Indianapolis before ho returns to Washing
MAJOH IIOUBKIi'S CHANCES.
The Star says : The staff vacancies in the
army which nro awaiting the president's
nctlon continue to bo a subject of specula
tion In army circles , and there is great un
certainty about the coming appointments ,
except one , and that is the successor of tbo
late Major Furnsworth in the inspector gen
eral's olllce. It is considered almost as good
ns settled that Captain John G. Hour ho , of
the Third cavalry , will bo the man. Ho was
sueli a close second to Captain Lnwton in the
recent appointment , that it is thought hardly
likely that ho can bo passed by ugain. It is
said that his conceded ability , and the favor
in which ho Is held generally , makes him a
leader in the race. Ho Is on duty In the war
Till ! MILITIA.
The militia of the district malco Thanks
giving a general training day , and nro al
ways received by the president , but , at his
request , the hour of the parade was changed
o that ho could go to church with his wife
mid hear Dr. Sumlorlaml explain what bo
Jiad to bo thankful for. PEHIIV S. IIBATH.
THE OMAHA DIVIDEND.
JIoMoi'H or Preferred Stock Much In-
toroNtcd in the Coining Meeting.
NEW YOIIK , Nov. 28. There Is much specu
lation in rail way circles as to what action the
Omaha company will takeat Its approaching
meeting In reference to Its [ preferred stock.
A dispatch was received yesterday by u Wall
street bouse from Chicago , in which it Is
Btatud that the belief Is that the Omaha people
ple- have been selling the stock , and that It Is
asserted that the company has not earned
nny dividend and will not pay any. Oflluials
of the company , however , talk very differ
ently , and u news agency says "ofllcially"
this morning that the company has earned
end will pay u dividend. Hut this does not
remove the fear that a full dividend will not
bo paid. The same agency this morning sent
out tbo following statement : "One fact
wliloh may not be generally known may bo
worth recording nt this time. It is that at
the meeting of the stockholders some months
ago It wus decided by unanimous resolution
tlmt In-cose the regular dividend was not
earned the oQlcurs could take mtfllclcnt from
the proceeds on land sales to make up the
difference. So after all , the regular divi
dend may bo forthcoming. "
Swindled lly n Hociin Lord.
CI.HVELANII , O. , Nov. 23 , Two weeks ago
nn English-looking and very suava man reg
istered at the Weddoll as Lord Vuno Tom-
pest. Ho got In with the younger set of
Union club men , was Introduced into the club
house , and lived very high for ten days. His
capacity fur dainty food and expensive wines
wus enormous , Three dnjs ngo ho disap
peared , leaving a dozen victim1) , from each
ono of whom ho had borrowed from fW ) to
tlW ) . Ho went westward , and is supposed to
bo beaded for Australia via Sau Francisco.
Now town Postmasters.
WASHINGTON , Nov. US. [ Special Telegram
to TUB BEE. ] The following Iowa postmasters -
tors bavo been appointed : Edward L. Cal
dron , Alexander , Franklin county , vice
Thomas U. Scott , resigned ; Thomas Nichols ,
Minerva , Marshal county , vlco 12 , P. Mills ,
resigned ; Erasmus D , Smith. Ortonvillo ,
Dallas county , vlco W. V. Sutherland , re
signed , and Miss Ella Eurle , Truno , Mad- !
BOU county , vlco J. D. Hellnmn , resigned.
Koars 1'or Two Steamers.
HAI.IJM.X , N. S. , Nov. S3 , The steamer
Worcester , which sailed from Hasten for
this port Saturday has not been beard from.
The otcuuicr Vancouver , duo Sunday with
Canadian mails from England , has not ar
rived. The weather continues thick and
heavy seas are. running outsldu the harbor.
Humors are curreat that both steamers have
cone ashore , but BO Jar as can bo learned
they are without foundation.
Distinguished PoliticianMnko a Fly
Inc Trip to Indlapnpolifl.
IsniANAt'oi.is , Nov. 23. Every day now
witnesses the arrival of a fresh batch of
distinguished statesmen and politicians , mak
ing their pilgrimage to the big bricK , fence
less bouse on Delaware avenue. Among the
president-elect's visitors this forenoon were
Senator C. 11. Farwelt nnd General Martin ,
chairman of the Illinois republican central
committee. They came from Chicago on an
early train , and were accompanied by Colonel
Fred Grant. The party tnado n very hasty
trip , driving out to General Harrison's Im
mediately after breakfast , remaining with
him about half an hour. On return
ing they went directly to the depot ,
embarking for Chicago nt 11:15. They moved
with such alacrity that the newspaper cor
respondents had to throw out picket guards
so nt to capture them , only to find them ns
dumb as oysters on all cabinet themes or
Senator Fnrwcll did state , however , that
they bad not come to offer nny suggestions
regarding the cub I not , or to discuss any ques
tions regarding the policy of the admlnistra-
tion. Ho admitted that their mission had
reference to local Chicago and Illinois poli
tics , and did not go beyond that. What
names , If any , Senator Farwcll and General
Martin suggested to tlio president-elect for
the big Chicago federal olllces , neither of
the visitors would Indicate , and General
Harrison , when mildly solicited to drop a line
In this direction , only smiled and referred
his tormentors to the visiting statesmen for
Colonel Grantinformcdtho correspondents
that bis visit had no connection whatever
with politics ; that he had taken no part in
the political matters discussed between Sen
ator Farwcll. General Martin and the presi
dent-elect. Ho said ho had been visiting his
friends in Chicago , nnd simply took this
opportunity to run down and person
ally congratulate General and Mrs , Harrison.
Ho had man.Y good words for General Harrison
risen , and predicted that ho would give the
country a grand ur.d liberal administration.
Senator Fill-well , In tolling bis Impression
of General Harrison , remarked that ho hadu
"big head nnd u close mouth. "
Tlio evening tram from Cincinnati brought
two distinguished pilgrims from Ohio in the
persons of Hon. M. A. liana , of Cleveland ,
and Congressman Hen. Huttorworth , of Cin
cinnati. They hold n conference with the
prcoident-cleet nt7tO : ! this evening , remain
ing In consultation a couple of hours. The
well Known Intimate relations of both
gentlemen with Senator John Sherman con
tributes much interest to their visit , and lends
color to the theory that the president-elect is
making something of a study of the Intri
cacies of Ohio politics , but to what purpose
can only be conjectured.
General Harrison , up to date , has had ono
mountain named for him , two big gas wells , a
new variety of apples and forty-four babies.
Mrs. Harrison held her llrst weekly
Wednesday afternoon reception to-day , as
sisted by her daughter , Mrs. MclCeo , and her
guest , Mrs. Brown , daughter of ox-Senator
Davis , of West Virginia. Among the ladles
who paid their respects were Mrs. Denny ,
wife of Mayor Denny : Mrs. Hnlford , wife of
Private Secretary Halford , accompanied by
Mrs. Everett Chamberlain , of Milwaukee ,
and many others.
The Absconding Michigan Banker
Comes Haclc to Settle Up.
DETUOIT , Mich. , Nov. 23. [ Special Tele
gram to THIS BE. ! : ] Charles W. Waldron ,
the Hlllsdalo banker , who docampad two
months ago , taking with him Mrs. Bidwell
and $100,003 , reached Now York Monday , nnd
will at once come to Michigan. Immediately
upon arriving in New York Waldron depos
ited § 10,000 with the United Suites National
bank to the credit of Preston and the Third
National bank of this city , and apprised'
them of the fact by telegraph. It will be re
membered that Waldron. when he left , was
accompanied by Mrs. indwell , who remained
with him several weeks. Ho deserted her at
Montreal , then crossed the ocean , and was
next beard of in Paris , where bo cut a wide
swath. Ho notiilcd parties in Detroit that
ho wanted to return , and arrangements were )
perfected whereby his wishes wore gratified.
Ho comes prepared to pay all his Indebted
ness. Waldron says that his escape was all
due to his desire to punish his partner , E. S.
ICoon. Waldron's wife agreed to a separa
tion on the payment of $15,000 , bat Waldron
says Keen persuaded her to demand $100-
Mutson a nd the G , A. R.
WASIII.NOTON , Nov. 27. Referring to the
published statement that Congressman Matson -
son Is believed to bo at the head of the move
ment to organize a democratic G. A. R. , that
gentleman says that ho knows nothing ex
cept what he has read In the newspapers ,
and consequently ho is not at the h'ead or
any other part of the affair. The other state
ment in the dispatch that his friends
expect him to follow General Palmer's
course , and withdraw from the G. A. R. , ho
says , is also without foundation. Ilo never
was a member of the organization , and there
fore cannot withdraw. During the cam
paign Matson's regiments of veterans were
formed In every county in Indiana , nnd it is
probable that these organizations form the
basis of the now movement in that state , but
of this bo cannot speak by authority.
Annrohfst. TurnerH Unolc Down.
CuiaAfio , Nov. 23. [ Special Telegram to
THE BEE. ] The anarchist turners in Lake
View who took part In the rod Hag tableau
Sunday night have been busy since the pub
lication of tbo fact Tuesday denying that the
American flag had been trampled upon. It Is
assorted in Lake View circles that the back
down was caused by the report that the po
lice bad resolved to arrest the ringleaders In
the all'alr. At any rate , they bavo gotten
themselves into a peek of trouble. Henry
M uteri ) , n leading member of the Lincoln
Turiivorcin , nays his society will bring about
a general meeting of Illinois turners us soon
as possiblofor the purpose of causing the ex
pulsion of all anarchists ana socialists. He
says their continued lawless utterances have
tired out the p.itlenco of the conservatives.
Flonilnjt's Application Denied.
CHAIII.KSTO.V , W. Ara. , Nov. 28. The
supreme court to-day refused the attorneys
for Fleming , democratic candidate for gov
ernor , a writ of prohibition , prohibiting the
county court from counting Lewiston pre
cinct , In which it was said the election officers
were not sworn according to law. This de
cision wits one that was not expected by the
democrats , and In consequence the repub
licans claim that they have gained an im
portant step iu the recount of the county.
The fit. Joni'pli Hull Clnli.
ST. Josui'ii , Mo. , Nov. S3. ISpacial Tele
gram to TUB HBU. ] Manager Wutltins , act
ing for the owners of the Kansas City Blues' '
franchise , signed the contract to-day by
which It will coma to St , Joseph. The price
paid was $2,000 , and tbo owners of the fran
chise are John Pate , A. II. Triickcnmlllor ,
C. C. Hums and D. D , Hums. Seven players
will bo transferred with tbo franchise.
Charlie Lord will manage the team.
Blio Wanted to Ilo nn Artist.
ST. Louis , Nov. 23. Laura Rldler , daugh
ter ot a farmer near Springfield , Mo. , was
arrested at the union depot bore yesterday
dressed In boys' clothes. She suid stio started
for St. Ixnus with the Intention of obtaining
employment and studying painting , and that
she thought she would succeed more readily
as a man than if she were women's gar
ments. Sue was sent back homo at onet' .
She is about twenty years old and pretty.
Tlio Coney'lNluml Loss.
New YORK , Nov. 23. The loss by the do-
structlon of property on Coney Island by
tlm Ktnrmwllj not bo covered by 1300,000.
THE BIG RAILROAD TRUST ,
It la Only Ono or Mnuy Schomoa
Now Under Consideration.
THE MANAGERS ARE DESPERATE
And Snj- That Decisive Steps
Ilo Tnknn nt Once to Snvo Tliclr
1'roperty Front Total
Objnctn of tlic Clearing HOURO.
Ciitcioo , Nov. 28. It was ascertained to
day that the plan which lias been made pub-
Ho of forming n huge railroad combination In
the territory west of Chicago and St. Louis ,
with n clearing house , for competitive busi
ness and to control rates , after all Is only ono
of the plans that was considered at the New
York conferences , nnd Is not the one that
was formally adopted. The plan that re
ceived 'tho most favor , In fact , wa a much
stronger form of a ngrcemcnt in the restric
tion it bears to the use of the rate making
power. .1. W. Midgley , who was present at
the confeicnco in the capacity of an advisor ,
said to-day that this plan is one of several
that were considered. "I am paiitivo that It
will not bo adopted , for the reason that it
is not strong enough for the purpose
for which it was intended. Aside
from the arbitration feature , it is but
little different from the agreement
of the western freight association. This
talk about trusts , as applied to such an airrec-
mcnt , IB the sheerest nonsense. The truth
Is that the railroads have bccotno desperate
at the prevailing condition of affairs. Some
thing must be done , or they will bo driven to
the wall. The meeting ut Now York repre
sented the final resort of these roads. It was
cotnpoBed of men who own the property , and
who believe it should yield some returns.
They were determined , if possible , to save
the railroads from bankruptcy. The Inter
state law prohibits pooling arrangements ,
and of course it was necessary to iloviso
some other means of checking demoraliza
AVhcn asked if there was nny movement on
foot to petition congress for a repeal of the
interstate law , ho said that no such move
ment has taken shape , as yet , and no
appeal will bo made to tbo present
congress. It Is not regarded as the most
favorable time to present such a measure , be
tween two administrations.
The projectors of the now scheme for the
maintenance of rates , Mr. Midgley said ,
were agreed upon ono point , and that was
that tlio subordinate olllccrs of railroads
must bo deprived of the rate-making power ,
and that any assumption of this power must
be punished by dismissal. Before the plan
was completed it was submitted to the presi
dents of some of the Important western
lines. Favorable replies have been returned
by the presidents of the Union Pacific , the
Stickney system and the Chicago , Milwaukee )
& St. Paul , while President Cable , of the
Rock Island , has gene to Now York to per
sonally express his views on the subject.
President Marvin Hughitt , of the Chicago
& Northwestern , was asked to-day if he was
favorable to the scheme. Ho replied :
"I know nothing about it , except what I
have read In the" newspapers , . I am not pre
pared to say anything as to its merits or as
to the probability of its being adopted. The
Chicago & Northwestern has not been repre
sented at any conference , nor has it bcdn
consulted on the question of a now agree
ment. We are at present parties to the
agreement of the Western Freight associa
tion , and also to the passenger agreement ,
and have no present intention of going into
any other. Wo shall certainly not go into
any now plan until wo bavo thoroughly con
sidered it. "
Vice President Stone , of the Chicago , Bur
lington & Quincy , said ho had paid little at
tention to the proposed scheme , and , us ho
had not been consulted in regard to it , thcro
was nothing for him to say on the subject.
It seems probable that if the Trainers of the
plan fall to unite , all the roads west , north
west and southwest of Chicago , the agree
ment will go Into effect west of the Missouri
river , since tlio Southern Pacific , Union Pa
cific , Missouri Pacific and Atchison are all in
accord with the movement , nnd they practi
cally control the territory. Mr. Midgloy says
ho has called no meeting to consider the
matter , as the proposed plan is not com
A Feast for the Convicts.
ANAMOSA , la. , Nov. 23. [ Special to THE
BKE. ] Thanksgiving day will bo observed
at the penitentiary in royal style. At 7:80 : in
the morning Rev. W. W. Scott , of Cedar
Rapids , will deliver the sermon In the chapel.
Immediately following the closing of tap ex
ercises , a bountiful dinner will bo served to
all the prisoners , consisting of roast pork ,
chicken , turkey , pies , cokes , and in fact nil
the delicacies of the finest board spread by
any hotel in the city. These national holi
days are much looked for and enjoyed by the
Mrs. Billing's Case Called.
WAVEKI.T , la. , Nov. 23. The case of Mrs.
M. E. Billings , under indictment for swear
ing falsely In the late sensational trial of her
husband , was called to-day in the district
court. Her counsel asked for a change of
venue. The motion was not refused by the
state , and in all probability the change will
bo granted. Mrs. Billings was represented
by Boies , Hustcad & Boies , of Waterloo , and
E. M. Billings , a practicing attorney in Ne
Attempted Sululdo nt Clinton.
CMNTOB , la. , Nov. 23. [ Special Telegram
to THE BEE. ] Mrs. Begnall , wife of a whole
sale cigar merchant of this city , attempted
suicide yesterday afternoon by shooting her
self in the loft lung and twice in the head.
Years ago she was subject to epilepsy , and ,
fearing another attack , she attempted to take
her life. She was alone in her chamber
when found by her husband , on returning-
tea , the shots not having been hoard by the
The Olllolnl Cnnv.iN * ) .
DBS MOINES , In. , Nov. 23. The executive
council completed to-day the official canvass
o f the returns on the vote for president nt
the last election. The total vote is 41-1,130 , ,
divided as follows : Republican , 211,593 ;
democratic , 170,877 ; union labor. I ) , 105 ; pro
hibition , 3,550 ; Harrison's plurality , 31,731.
Kicked to Death.
DES MOINRH. la. , Nov. 23. [ Special Tele
gram to TUB BEE. | Mr. Fred Buss , of Kale ,
Webster county , was kicked by a horse yes
terday afternoon , receiving injuries from
which bo has since died.
"Will Not Cirnnt tlio Petition.
OTTAWA , Out. , Nov. 23. It is understood
that the government will not accede to the
petition of Montana ranchmen asking them
to cither withdraw or modify the ninety
days' quarantine on cattle coming into
To Inventlignto Swlno DlRCasci.
WASHINGTON , Nov. 23 The commissioner
of agriculture has appointed a commission ,
consisting of Prof. William If. Welch , of
Johns Hopkins university ; Dr. E. O. Shakes-
ficaro , of Philadelphia , and Prof. T. J , Bur-
rill , of the university of Illinois , to hivcstl-
cata the subject of swine diseases In the
United States and the methods ol their treat
ment ana prevention.
A MoCnllniiKli Statue Unveiled.
Piui.ADEU'iUA , Nov. 23. The bronze bust
of John McCullough , the dead tragedian , in
the character of "Virglnlus , " was unveiled
at Mount Moriah cemetery this afternoon in
the presence f a diiUugulsucd company ,
GHAND A'HMY TALK.
The CoininmuIor-ln-Cliler Strongly
Defends the Order.
CIMCAOO , Nov. 23. ( Special Telegram to
THR HEC.I At the banquet given him by
Chicago posts last nlitht Major "Warner , the
new commander-in-chlof of the Grand Army
of the Hepubllc , spoke brloitpnnd , referred to
tbo reported defections In Indiana and that
of General Palmer lrtIlllnols. "And I say
it here , " continued the coinmandcr-in-chlcf
with emphasis , "no matter how high any
man Is who says to the contrary , that this
organization Is not circumscribed by sectar
ianism br partisan feeling. Let mo say hero
that the platform of the Grand Army is
brood enough for every good citizen to stand
upon. Wo recognize that wo fought for
freedom freedom of thought , of speech , nnd
of the press and wo will stand elbow to elbow
in defense of our comrades in the exorcise of
their functions , whether wo agree on ques
tions Involving thcso principles or not.
Hut though you wear this badge , and
many of you have purchased freedom nt a
dear price , you should not live In the past.
You must discharge your whole duty in the
present ns citizens. Your badge represents
the unity of principles on which your organ
ization was founded fraternity , charity and
loyalty. As long , comrades , ns this country
shall remain faithful to the principles for
which you fought , so long shall the rlcbt of
every American citizen bo respected before
the law. And the comrade who cannot stand
upon this platform is entitled to our profound
sympathy , for ho has read wrong the lessons
of the Grand Army of the Republic. "
Ex-Comtnander-in-Chief Falrchildsaid that
the ones who had joined the organization
through selfish motives had all left It , thanic
God. They found it didn't help their social
standing , nor their business , nor secure their
political advancement. They discovered long
ago that the Grand Army man who at
tempted to use the organization for selfish
purposes was no longer a Grand Army man.
PLEADING FOR lllill SON.
Mrs. Mcckle Hnwaon I'nya n Visit to
SrinxoFir.i.D , 111. , Nov. 23. Mrs. M. L.
Rawson , of Chicago , made her third trip to
Springfield yesterday to beseech Governor
Oglesby to pardon her son , Willie Leo , now
in prison at Joliet , for shooting Banker Raw-
son. It is behoved she made little progress.
Her counsel hero Is authority for the state
ment that she fully expected she would bo
able to move the governor to action so that
the young man might reach homo for Thanks
giving dinner , and that when she urged this
vigorously the governor indicated that If she
insisted on an immediate decision he would
decide the case now. but that perhaps it
would bo better to submit additional facts.
The inference drawn from this wus that an
immediate decision upon the case ns it stands
would probablj not be favorable. Mrs. Haw-
son , therefore , had to leave without a pardoner
or a promise that one .would soon bo forth
Sins. SU13UH1AN DEAD.
The "Wife of Oltl Teoiimsoli Passes
Nnw YOUK , Nov. 23. Mrs. General Wil
liam T. Sherman died atj 10 o'clock this morn
ing at her residence in Ibis city. Mrs. Sher
man slept quietly during short periods las-
night , but at 8 o'clock this morning it bet
caino apparent she could live but a few
ho.urs. General Sherman was notified and
ho and his children who live at homo ( Ua-
ch ol , Lizzie nnd Tecumseh ) , were at the
bedside when Mrs. ' Sherman breathed her
last. . '
Mrs. Sherman's remains will bo taken to
St. Louis for interniunt. A special cor has
been placed nt the disposdl of General Sher
man to convey the remains west. The train
will start to-morrow1 morning ana reach Its
destination Saturday "morning. Interment
will take place Saturday-afternoon.
Among the members of the family who
will accompany the body to Its last resting
place are General Sherman and two daugh
ters , Lizzie and Rachel ; Thomas Ewmg
Sherman , the son who is studying for the
priesthood ; a married daughter , Mrs. Ellen
Shookers. At Plttsburg , Mrs. Fitch , an
other married daughter , will join the party.
CIIICAOO , Nov. 28. At a meeting of promi
nent members of the Grand Army of the Re
public this afternoon A telegram of sympathy
was sent to General Sherman. It was siened
Commaiider-in-Chlof William Warner
by - - ,
Adjutant General Eugene F. Woigol , and
A Successful Strike.
DBADWOOP , Dak. , Nov. 23. [ Special Tele
gram to THE BEI : . ] The entire force of about
200 men , employed bytho Deadwood Central
railroad , went out oil a strike to-day at the
Instigation of the Knights of Labor. The
men have been working for $2 25 a day nnd
were boarded by the company for $4.23 a
week. The Knights objected to this arrange
ment , nnd contended that the company
should pay the men $2.50 a day , which is iho
standard rate of wages hero. They were
willing that the company should charge the
men $ o.75 per week for board. The
company consented to pay the men $2.f > 0
a day , but Insisted on boarding them for $0.
The Deadwood Central men , preferring tlio
former schedule of labor , wont book to work
at $ ' . ' .25 yesterday , when the Knights of
Labor and Miners' union , of Lead City and
the Central , took the matter in hand at a
meeting held for that purpose last night.
Having decided to interfere in behalf of the
railroad men , a body of 500 minors came
down and Induced the railroad company's
men to quit worklnc. Superintendent Desn ,
of the Deadwood Central , met the men and
after a consultation , conocded their demands
and they went buck to work.
The Bin Brewers' Strike.
NRW YORK , Nov. 23. The headquarters of
the ale and porter bosses presented a lively
scene this morning , when hundreds of men
regis tercd to take the places of the journey
men brewers to bo locked out. The men cm-
ployed in the various breweries were asked
to-day whether they wore ready to glvo up
the union. Those replying in the nfllrinotlvo
were retained , while these expressing their
loyalty to the union wcro informed there was
no work for them. It Is thought a largo ma
jority will stick by the union.
Later The anticipated lock-out of the em
ployes of the nlo and porter brewers , It Is
said , has been averted. The association of
bosses this evening announces that all of
their employes havo.pledged themselves m > t
to contribute to the organization engaged in
the boycott , nnd tlio association resolved
that any man breaking- the pledge will bo
discharged. It was stated by the secretary
that only thirteen out of.7-11 men had quit
Suicided in n Gun HI nro.
RAI.BIOII , N , C. , Nov. 23. ' Yesterday after
noon Halbcrt Thomai walked into a hard
ware store and asked to bo shown u pistol ,
Ono of the clerks handed him ono. Aftcrox-
amlnlng and having It loaded ho deliberately
placed the muzzle Just above his car and tired ,
the ball passing through his brain. lie fell
to the floor , the blood pouring from his bond ,
and died in ton minutes , Ho was a son of J.
J , Thomas , a leading merchant and ox-presi
dent of the Raleigh Cotton exchange. Ho
bait been drinking ,
The AVunthnr Indications.
For Nebraska ! Light local snow , fol
lowed by fair northerly winds , stationary
For Iowa : Light local rains or light snow ,
followed by clearing weather , slightly colder
In eastern portion , stationary temperature In
western portion , northerly winds.
For Dakota : Generally fair , southerly
winds , becoming variable , stationary tem
Tlio Opium SmuKclur Indicted.
AUHURN , N. Y. , Nov. 23. The Jury 1ms
just found a verdict of guilty on all six counts
against Gardner , cbiol of the opium smug-
THE CHICAGO DYNAMITERS ,
Second Day's Proceedings of the
EVIDENCE FOR THE STATE ALL IN.
The Defendant Takes tlio Stand nnd
Slakes n SwocpliiR Denial of
All tlio Charges Mndo
Against Him ,
CntOAQO , Noy ; 23. The criminal court
room was Crowded this morning toho'n
Hronok's trial was resumed. The first wit
ness was cue of Inspector Honfleld's ' Hobo-
mlnn detectives , Ho gave tbo Jury the de
tails of the confession made by Hronck after
his arrest. After the conspirators had been
fockcd up in jail the detectlvo visited Hronck
In bis coll. Hronok bad a newspaper in his
hand. " 1 bavo just been reading hero , " ho
said , "that some of the people who were ar
rested with mo arc giving things away and
putting all the blame on mo. Now I am
going to toll the whole truth. " The detective
then arranged n meeting between Hronck ,
Inspector Uonlleld and a stenographer in tlio
llbrarypf tbo jail.
Hronok first said many of the bombs found
In Llugg's ' possession wcro made by a man
named Schneider. Schneider also made the
bombs which lie ( Hronck ) had. The dynn-
mlto which Hronok had In his hotuosomo 120
sticks , he got from n man named Knrailat.
Witness testified about going to a house
in company with Mrs. Hronck and the de
livery of dynamite and bombs by her to the
ofllcers. Cross-examination brought out tlio
statement that Hronek bad said that there
was considerable Indignation about the exe
cution of Spies and his companions , and ho
wanted to avenge their death. . Hronek said
it was his intention to harm Honllcld and
Judges Gary and Grinnell , but bo refused to
say now. Ho said , however , that ho did not
want to bring nny ono else Into the affair ,
but would undertake the job alone if the
others would pav him for it.
Onicer Slmlncf testliled that , on July 22 ,
in the state's attorney's ofllco , in an addi
tional statement , Hronek said that Chauck
told him that tbo German anarchists
wanted to start a ilro in the city
to avenge the death of Spies ; Chapek had
also given him some bombs because , as
Chapek said , bo was too well known to u&o
The fact was brought out at this point that
Hronek's statements , though reduced Jo
writing , were not signed , and were therefore
valueless as evidence. Police Inspector Hon-
tlcld was then called , nnd gave testimony as
to his own personality and the personalities
of Judges Grinnell and Gary , against wlioao
lives thft plot was laid. Ho also told of the
first information which ho had received
of the plot from cx-Justlco Fisher ,
to whom Chloboun had conilded , and
the subsequent arrest of the conspirators.
Honflold showed the jury ono of the
bombs which was found in Hronek's posses
sion. Ho said that ono of them had been ex
ploded In a shed on the prairie mid had blown
the shed to splinters. The state rested Its
case after tbo defense bud cross-examined
For the defense Hronek was put on the
stand. Ho denied that he was an anarchist ,
and said he had never been ono. lie had
never belonged to nn anarchistic society , and
did not think there was such a thing in exis
tence. Ho then made a sweeping denial of
the truth of Chloboun's ( the informer ) story.
Witness had always expected that Chloboun
was playing a bad part. Ho denied , also ,
that ho was present at the Huymarket riot ,
and , as ho had never been harmed by Bon-
field , Gary or Grinnell , lie had no reason for
seeking revenge on them , nor did he over
do so. He explained the alleged visit to
Grlnnell's bouse by saying that on
July 4 Chapek and Chleboun asked him to go
to the lake , where they would take a bath.
On the way over Cbleboun said ho had heard
that Grinnoll lived in a pretty park , and
suggested going to ace it. Then it was that
the witness suspected Chloboun was going to
sell him out. They walked around the yard ,
but never said anything about revenge.
Karafiat , ho said , left a boy of bombs and
dynamite nt the witness' house in October ,
1SSO , and never returned for it. After a
while the witness grew afraid and threw
llftccn of them in the river.
After a short cross-examination adjourn
ment was taken until Friday.
WKSTEIIN PACKING INTEHESTS.
nog Packing Still Continues
Than IJnnt Year.
CINCINNATI , Nov. 23. [ Special Telegram
to TUB BEI : . ] To-morrow's Price Current
will say : Fourteen prominent packing points
in the west b'avo handled 330,000 hogs during
the week , against 435,000 for the correspond
ing week last year. These places have packed
since November 1,005,000 , , against 1,415,000
last year , Other packing probably about
equals the corresponding time last year , and
the quality of hogs now being packed Is gen
erally fine and the weight averages heavy ,
It appears unreasonable to expect much de
pression in values from present figures , ail
things considered , for with the increased
slaughtering later will come the enlarged
call from curers , who have been operating
sparingly as yet , or not at all.
' 1'qpkliTg. Nov. 1 to date. | 1BH3. | 1&)7. )
Chicago. . . " . .7 , HVi.OOO K1J.OOO
Kansas City. . JM3.000 U1 1,0.10
Omaha . n.5.00) ) 33,000
St. Louis . 00.000 07,000
Indianupolls. 57,01)0 ) uo.mx )
Cincinnati. . . . 8SII)0 ( ) 11:1,000 :
Milwaukee. . ' 78.000
Cedur Ituplds 20.MI 41.8U3
Cleveland 1H.J07 2S.SOO
Jxjiilsvlllo 35,1)0 ) ] 74,000
HlouxClty. la 4".CJO
Kcoknk : . la 10.400
Uttmmva. . 17Biii ; HV-'IO
St. Joseph. ior.oo 12,000
Tim Coinint ; Inaiiirurnl.
"WASHINGTON , Wov. US. The indications nt
present lire that the coming inaugural pro
cession will exceed In numbers and display
anything of the kind ever witnessed hero.
General Axllno , adjutant general of the Ohio
National guard , and other ofllcers of the
Ohio militia , are In tbo city looking tor quar
ters for their troops. The Ohio National
guard never has been represented heretofore
at an inauguration , but it Is proposed to send
a brigade of 2,600 , composed of every arm of
service , to General Harrison's inauguration ,
General D. M. Hastings , adjutant general ,
and General J. P. S. Gobln , of the Third reg
iment of Pennsylvania National guard , who
are In the city , said to-day that in addition to
the largo number of infantry pent hero from
Pennsylvania four years ago , the state would
bo represented this year by u number of
mounted men and artillery. It Is expected
that n largo number of Indiana troops will
come , including General Harrison's old reg
iment , which , It is said , will act us an escort
to tbo president-elect.
The Through Tralllo Unto Matter ,
CiiiCAno , Nov , 28 , The conference com
mittee representing the lines east and west
of Chicago having under consideration a
division of rates on through trafllc , ad
journed to-day , subject to a call of the chair
man. The committee agreed on percentages
to apply on trafllo originating west of the
Mississippi river , but was unable to reach nn
agreement' In regard to the proportions to
apply on business originating at or cast of
the river ,
Pennsylvania IMIncru Hlotln .
MOUNT CAIIMRL , Pa. , Nov. 23. Two gangs
of Russian and Italian miners , between
whom there has existed n bitter feud Tor
months , mot on the streets of Mount Curmel
to-day , and for an hour a bloody riot fol
lowed , Several on botn sides were stabbed ,
and the injuries of Andrew Caurlk , Anthony
Sucko and John Curillo tnuy provo fatal.
TUe autbprltlet ) bavo arrested ( tie rioter * ,
A PANIO IN A SCHOOL.
Scrcral Children Hurt In ft Mad Uiish
From Imaginary Dancer.
ST. Louis , Nov. 23. A paulo occurred at
the Ulalr school to-day , nnd nothing but the
great presence of mind of the corps of teachers
prevented a great loss of life. The steam
healing apparatus got out of order , and the
rattling In the coils , coupled with the escap
ing stcnin , alarmed the childrenwho , fearing
nn explosion , started fet tlio door. Miss
Hothna Krcbs , the teacher in charge , pot to
the door first and prevented n stnmpcdo.
Scarcely had order bocn restored , however ,
when the nolso In the steam pipes was re
peated with increased violence , and before
Miss Krcbs could reach the door the second
time the terror stricken children had gained
tbo hall. The faithful teacher was berne
to the floor and trampled upon , BUS-
tabling serious Injuries. The excitement
spread to room No. 10 , Just opposite , presided
over by Miss Clara SlU'klo , and the children
became unmanageable thero. The shunting
of feet and the hissing of the escaping steam
spread the panic to room No. 14 , Miss Mary
1' . Miller , nnd she , too , was thrown from her
feet and trampled upon , The janitor ap
peared on the scone and did rough but heroic
work in preventing the children from tram
pling each other to death ,
A pupil In room No. 5 raised n cry of fire ,
nnd the pupils made a rush for the hall. Miss
Cnllen. the teacher , with commendable pres
ence of mind and heroic efforts , quelled the
disturbance , nnd In a brief period order was
restored. Two of the touchers , Miss
Miller and Miss Krebs , were badly in
jured by being trampled upon. Seven pu
pils were injured ,
Uirdlo Wlcltencd , badly trampled upon ,
glio had to bo removed in an ambulance.
Annie Dodge , severe internal injuries and
Aunio Mayers , head badly gashed on the
Emma Delomlorf , left arm broken.
Huth Helll , severe Internal Injuries.
Ida Klostermeyer , Australia Stroeho nnd
Elsie McHrido , badly bruised but not seri
ously injured ,
The panic created Intense excitement , nnd
many parents hurried to the school building
to look after their children.
A UOMANT1O IUAK1UAQI3.
How a Penny Changed tlio Course ot
a. MIUI'H Lllo.
DETUOIT , Nov. 23. A most remarkable
series of coincidences was revealed last even
ing nt the celebration of the silver wedding-
of Mr. and Mrs. James Holdsworth. It was
also tbo seventy-seventh anniversary of Mr.
Holdsworth's birth , and fiftieth anniversary
of his taking the pledge not to use alcohol
and tobacco , and the llfty-flrst anniversary
of his marriage with his llrst wife. Mr.
Holdsworth gave this account of the roman
tic circumstances which brought about his
flrst marriage : Disappointed In not meeting
a certain young lady , ho began drinking.
Toward evening ho saw two attractive young
ladies at n distance , and threw up a penny to
decide which one ho should ask , then and
there , to bo his wife. The face of the cent ,
face up , decided bun on "the little one. " Ho
boldly went forward to claim his prizo. The
young ladles naturally resented his sudden
attentions. He persisted , however , and suc
ceeded in seeing them homo. The "little
one , " in time , became bis wife and the
mother of all his children. To complete this
unusual chapter , the girl won through the
toss of a penny bore exactly the same name
as the ono whom be bad failed to meet ,
although they were in no way related or
On the Field of Honor.
NEW YOIIK , Nov. 28. [ Special Telegram to
TUB BEE. ] The story of. n duel alleged to
have been fought in Central park last Thurs
day night , which the police .believed next
day to bo a hoax , is now looked upon by
them In a different light. They have boon
quietly Investigating the matter , and are
satisfied that the duel was really fought , and
they arc now trying to locate the parties.
Abffut 10 o'clock Thursday night a woman
hastily entered a district messenger office nt
Broadway and Thirteenth street. She had
two letters one addressed to Police Captain
Beatty nt Central park , and tbo other to
Captain Reilly , at the West Thirteenth street
station. She demanded that they bo sent
quickly. Tbo letter to Beatty warned him
that a duel was about to bo fought In Central
park , and begged him to prevent It. The
letter to Captain Reilly was handed him
next day. It read as follows :
Captain Ucllly : Send a man to Central
park to prevent a inurdor. They are going
to light about me. I am the cause of it.
For God's sake stop it , They have gene to
the Union club to muko arrangements. Un
less you prevent it murder will bo done.
Watch the entrances to the pane and all car
riages going there. Do this while it is yet
time. Don't hesitate , but act. I cannot glvo
my name. A LADY.
About midnight Thursday a cab drew up
at the Ninety-second street entrance of the
park. Two passengers , who had got into
the cab at Broadway nnd Twenty-eighth
street , alighted. Ono was light complexioned
nnd about twenty-one years old. His com
panion was forty and wus addressed as
"doctor. " The two tnon went Into the park.
A few minutes later a second cab , from
which three persons alighted , drove up to
Nipcty-lirst street and Eighth avenue. The
three men went in the Ninety-second street
entrance of the park and disappeared in tbo
darkness in the direction taken by tlio other
In accordance with hU Instructions , the
driver of the first cab returned to Ninety-
llrst street and Eighth avenue. Fifteen
minutes after ho loft his passengers ho heard
two pistol shots in the park. In a moment
two men came forward. The person called
"doctor" was thero. Ho was supporting n
stranger. The two men entered the cab and
were driven down Eighth avenuotoSeventy-
flr.st street. Hero they alighted and the cab
man wus told to say nothing of what ho hud
seen. When afterwards searching his cab ,
the driver found a piece of handkerchief
soaked with blood ,
Friday morning Ofllcor Dobson found a
pistol near the Ninety-second street entrance
of tbo park. It containnd an empty shell.
He also found several handkerchiefs stained
with blood , The ground was trodden down ,
showing signs of u disturbance during the
The PimiKll Commission.
LONDPN , Nov. -Several witnesses were
examined before the Parnell commission
with reference to outrages In Cnstlo Island
district , County Kerry. Maurice Kenned y ,
a farmor.roluetuntly gave evidence regarding
the proceedings of the local league , of which
ho wus a member. Ho had heard the word
"roaster" used at meetings of the league , but
ho did not know its meaning.
Mr. Shannon , a Dublin solicitor , who is
assisting the Times , testliled that Kennedy
told him that the local league hud u list of
roasters hung up Hi the olllce. The people
were forbidden to work for men whoso
names were In tlio list of roasters.
Court then adjourned.
FOUT Doimn , In , , Nov. 23. [ Special Telegram -
gram to TUB B u. ] News has been received
hero of the wedding to-day at Batavia , 111. ,
of Mr. Charles II. Moore , of this city , to
Msg ! Lillian Footo , of that place. Mr , Moore
is county attorney nnd partner of J. I' . Dolll-
zer , congressman-elect , from this district.
The wedding was of a fashionable character ,
leading society people being present ;
The M rollout I * Hnfn.
LONDON , Nov. 23. A report from Whltby
that a life boat had been upset and Its crew
of twelve men drowned , proyoa to be untrue ,
Thu boat reached shore safely. Quo ol the
crow , liovroYor ,
LONDON'S ' LATEST SENSATIOtf
The Upper Circles of Society
colvo n Torrlblo Shook.
A FUTURE EARL IN HOT WATEft ,
Captain Wat polo Sued nr n
Gorinnii Governess FOP Drench
Promise1 nml Llliol Seine
llauy Development ! ) .
M tffSbv Jamti ( Joixlcm llentiett. }
LoS'uoVf , Nov. 23. ( Now York Hernia
Cabto Special to Tim BIK. ; " | Lonfldd
society received another distressing aho'cU
to-day by the announcement that the holr 01
Sir Robert Walpole , the celebrated prlmo
minister ot the llrst and second Quorgoa.
and the future Earl of Oxford , had bceu
sued for broach of promise. The case was
called in the queen's bench division.
The plaintiff , Miss Vnllery Wiedetiinnn ,
brought suit iignlnst Captain Robert Horuoo
Walpolo for broach of premise and for libel ,
claiming $10,000 damages. Not many ninths
ago Captain Wulpolo and Miss Corbln ,
an American lady , were quietly mar
ried In Paris , and from subsequent
events it Is presumed that the affair was cou *
ducted privately owing to Miss Wleilamnunt
who avowed her Intention of malting trouble *
for the groom , The prlnulpul wltuus * to-dnvu
was Miss WliHlemann herself. She 16 E ?
bright , fresh looking blundo , daughter of w *
North German pastor , nnd n person of oda
cation and rcllned manners. Although subf
Jected to sharp Interrogations , sbo told heft
story In an Impressive manner. She testi
fied that Captain Walpolo mot her In 18S3
at Constantinople , where she was employed'
as a governess. Ho met her at dinner
ono night and madeher acquaint
anco. Much against lior will ,
ho paid her marked attention fet
several days after that , and Hnally asked her ,
to marry him , at the same time forcibly kissIng -
Ing her and site angrily left him. When she
returned from the opera that night she did
not notice that tbo bolt catch on her bed room
door had been removed. She sat at an open
window tt few minutes before she know that
Walpolo was at her side. She ordarod hlni
from the room and tried to ring the servants'
boll , but ho forcibly restrained bar. Afton
convincing her that ho loved her sincerely ho
finally accomplished his purpose.
Next evening ho dined with her , nnd as an
earnest of his intentions he placed his signet )
ring on her linger. She has It now. Then
Captain Walpolo made repeated attempts to
recover it. Next day ho persuaded her to go
to Cannes , and gave her $100. Arriving
there , she met bis mother. When she upoUo
of her engagement Mrs. Walpole told hpr
that the captain was only a friend ; that hq
would bo ruined If ho did not marry n rlcb.
girl. Mrs. Walpolo contrived to have bet
put out of the hotel. Captain WnlpolJ (
then sent a friend , Cnptain Darlington ,
to Her to take her to Paris , where ho proiu *
ised to meet her. At Paris Walpolo wrote
her to meet him in Hcrlin , but when she ar
rived thcro she found that ho had no inten
tion of meeting her. Then she went to her
brother-in-law's in Germany , whore berchlld
was born , In June , 1SS3.
Witness admitted by implication that wncn
she heard of Captain Walpolc's intended mar-
rlaco she sent to Miss Corbin tbo following
"I shall meet you ono day and you will boa *
my curse to the d d end of your existences
Tills for marrying a man you bavo no rigbt
to marry. "
The case will bo continued to-morrow.
Captain Walpolo will deny the promise , and ,
plead that if It wcro made it was In Turkey ,
where no action is maintainable. He claims
that the signet ring was stolen , and that &
letter which ho wrote accusing her of the
theft is the basis for the action for llbolj
which Walpolo will plead as a privilege.
. ,7 .
THE HOUSE OF COMMONS.
The Debate on the Iriuli Ii.iml Pur
chase Hill ItcHiimcd.
LONDON , Nov. 23. The debate on the Irish
purchase bill was resumed In the bouse of
commons this evening. Mahoncy , nationalist
moved the insertion in the bill of a nev *
clause to the effect that the land commission
shall take , ns security for the payment by
tenants of their Installments , the .improve *
ments executed by the tenant's prod occssorf
in his title.
Halfour , chief -secretary for Ireland , op
posed the motion on the ground that it would
introduce great confusion , and also because )
it was against the interests of the purchasing
The motion was rejected by a vote of 130
Mr , Smith , government leader , appealed to
the house to assist in closing the debate on
tbo bill. The govermont , ho said , waa
desirous of meeting the opposition asl
far as possible , and would accept the
series of amendments proposed by Healy re
lating to sub-letting to laborers , and also the
provision that the hind commission shall noa
sanction advance of money to u tenant unj
less certain tbu'- the
they are - application o
the tenant wus not made tinder duress. Thq
government also intended to promote a bill
dealing with the registration of titles.
Mr. Morle.v ami Mr. Shuw-Lafovro both )
expressed themselves as satisfied with thosq
concessions. Mr. Smith thereupon raovodj
that the purchase bill bo read a third timo/
Mr. licaly , however , objectad on account 9/1 /
Mr. Halfour said that Mr. Edward liar1
nngton would not bo arrested under the
pending warrant against him during ttjo
consideration of the Irish estimates ,
Mr. Snfith announced the withdrawal of
the wheel tax bill.
Herr Iilehncuht. Advoonioa a Policy of
Ocsnornl IHfluriii.unoiit ,
Br.ni.ix , Nov , 23 , In tbo relehstng to-day
the debate on the budget wus resumed. Horff
Llobnecht ( radical ) attacked the foreign
policy of the government , and suggested tlmi
It ought to propose a general European dis
armament. Herr Von Hoottcher , Prussian
minister of state , nnd imperial secretary of
state for the Interior , declared that the stlg
gestion was impracticable. Prince His *
marck , t ho said , had never provoked a con
fllct. On the contrary , ho steadfastly nouuht
peace. Federal government ! ) , Herr Von
Hoettcher i.ald , wore well awuru that tli
social legislation of past years had not re.
moved all evils , but they would have bocn
hold forgetful of duty If they hud done notnJ
ing. Thulr endeavor has bcun to remedy th
evils singly. The rovornuient cast bucljf
upon tbo socialist party the charge of pur-
nuinga policy of aggrebslon. It wa tbo dqi
sire of tlio government to reconcile aiitagoV
nism , and promote the welfare of all cla sos ,
TuxtiH iJhn CJu pt u roil ,
TOI-BKA , Kan. , Nov. 2S. [ Special Tel < X
gram to TIIU bee , ] "Texas Jlui , " a notorN
ous desperado who murdered W. II , Whity
ney , n wealthy farmer of Sinclair township.
Jewell county , has been captured In Texas *
Tlio murdcrwhlch was a cold blooded affair/
wus committed more than u year ago , unA
the oniucrs have bairn looking for tiio
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