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A Bill Introduced For the Creation
of Two More.
Lnlril Iiald Up nt Hurckn Springs
Tlio Direct Tax Kill Passes the
House MoSlmtio on Terri
torial Admission.
613 FouiiTnexTii STIIUBT , )
WASHINGTON , 1) . C. , Doc. 13. )
The Nebraska delegation wcro In cousulta-
tlon to-day upon the question of the revision
of the land districts In western Nebraska.
A bill Unified by Senator Paddock was In-
rodiicoil this nftcrnoon in the senate , calling
for the creation of two additional hind dis
tricts. The two now districts , us proposed ,
will bo carved out of the Sidney , Valentine ,
O'Noll ' and Grand Island districts , the west
ern onu to bo called the Alliance land ills-
drlct and the eastern , the Broken Bow land
district. Under the terms of the bill the
land offices are located ut the towns named.
The object of the two now land districts is to
afford facilities for the largo number of settlers
tlors In northern Choyenee , Ouster , Logan ,
Thomas and southern Cherry counties , who
now lie between the Union Pacific and the
Northwestern railways , and whoso nearest
railway service Is by the Grand Island it
Wyoming extension of the Burlington road.
Congressman Dorsoy introduced the same
bill In the house. It Is the Intention of the
delegation to push the matter during the
present session , and there uro strong hopes
of favorable results.
There will bo a vigorous effort mndo by
certain army oil leers to prevent the continua
tion of some , at least , of the army appoint
ments sent in by the president on last Mon
day. It Is generally admitted that , with the
exception , perhaps , of Captain George I ) .
Davis , the remainder of the appointments
wore made largely for political reasons , and
without much reference to the military
records of the various candidates. Captain
Vroom. the recently nominated inspector
general , was selected upon the personal de
mand of Senator MoPhorson , of New Jersey ,
from which state ho halls , his father" having
been a former governor. Although n. week
ago there was scarcely any doubt of Captain
liourko'H appointment , and his assurances
from the highest oflloials wcro all to this
effect , Senator McPherson's demand , coming
from the man who had carried New .Torsoy
for Cleveland , and who had secured a demo
cratic legislature , was too strong , probably ,
to bo passed over. It is rumored that
one of the ofllccrs narrowly escaped
courtmnrUaling for cheating nt cards ,
while in the service. It is scarcely
probable that the senate will dcclinst to act
upon any of the nominations , but tliero Is a
possibility of an investigation into the rec
ords of some of them , and a long delay at
least , before they are reported back to the
senate with a favorable consideration.
The postofllco at Aurora , Neb. , will shortly
* become vacant , If the president decides to
make an appointment of a democrat to suc
ceed the present republican incumbent ,
whoso four years'term expires on the I'.ith
of the present month. Four prominent dem
ocrats of Hamilton county nro applicants for
the olllco. It is generally understood that
the policy of the administration , with regard
to canes of tips nature , has not yet been set
tled liny more than has the policy of the
senate in the "matter of confirming demo
cratic successors to republican oflleeholdor .
A letter was received here from Repre
sentative Laird , to-day , stating that ho was
nt Eureka Springs , Ala. , suffering from in-
Bomnia. His condition was not described in
the letter as being especially dangerous , but
very distressing. Mr. Laird's friends in the
honso , and from Nebraska , who hiivo scon or
who huvo been In communication with him
Binco the campaign , state that ho overworked
hunsnlf in his canvass , and that when the
election came ho found himself almost pros-
strntcd from nervous exhaustion. Shortly
after ho went to the springs his illness took
. the form of insomnia , and the constant loss
of sleep has so reduced him in physical
strength that ho is not oxpcctcd to occupy
his seat In the house for some weeks , oven
though ho should bo la convalescence im
Till ! DIHECT TAX 111I.I , .
The direct tax bill , which passed the house
to-day , lacked just fifteen of .receiving two-
thirds of the votes of that body. As the bill
will likely bo vetoed , the vote of the honso is
important , indicating that the bill cannot bo
passed over the veto.
M'ttlUNli ON TUB Tr.lUlITOUir.S.
Representative McSlmne , of Omaha , ono
of the few democrats who has advocated the
division and admission of Dakota , said this
morning that while no definite action was
taken by the caucus last night , the drift of
fiOLtimcnt was plainly toward treating the
people of that territory fairly. There were
some Irreconcilable ! ! who Insisted upon admission -
mission as a whole or not at nil , but they
worn a small minority. "What do you think
will be donei" 1 asked.
"My opinion is. " ho replied , "that the
house will pass a bill admitting the lower
hulf of the territoryatouce , unconditionally ,
tnml organizing the northern half into a terri
tory. Enabling nets will then bo passed for
Washington , Montana , Now Mexico and per-
Imps Idaho , so that the people of those terri
tories can vote next fall , whether thuy will
will be admitted as states or not. "
General Mnndorson's friends in this city
were gratified upon reading In the Washing
ton Post this morning the following special
dispatch from Omaha : "Five candidates for
Senator Mnmlor.son's scat are mentioned in
the eastern dispatches. Nothing of the kind
Is known In Nebraska. The people of the
state are proud of the record General Man-
Oerson has made , and his return was the
loading question in the election of the legis
lature. The result was a four-liftlis major
ity of the ontlro body In favor of his contin
uance. There will In reality bo no other
candidate before the legislature and General
Mmulcraon will bo Its almost unanimous
choice. "
The Omaha Herald having discontinued
Its Washington special service , Tim Dei : Is
the only Omaha paper with a bureau at the
national capital , and the only Nebraska Jour
nal receiving regular specials by wlro from
the neat of government.
R. S. Bibb , csq. . of lieutrico , who hns been
spending several days In the city , and who
was admitted yesterday to the supreme
court , on motion of Attorney General Gar
land , loft this afternoon for Annapolis , to
visit Lieutenant Crcsap , of the navy. Mr.
Ulbb's efforts to secure the advancement of
the Gage county court house case ujton ttio
Bupromo court docket was not entirely suc
cessful. The case now stands ut 000 on the
list , and will probably not bo reached for
twelve months to como.
Kx-Scnutor Van Wyck left for his homo In
Nebraska this afternoon.
General II. L. Swords , of DCS Molncs , la. ,
Is al the Kbbltt Ho Is an aspirant to the
United States marshalshlp for the District of
Columbia. I'uiiuv S , HEATH ,
Tlio HOB to n School Elections.
BOSTON , Deo. 13. The result of the vote
for members of the school committee \vai
the election of the entire ticket nominated
by the republicans and endorsed by the com.
mltloo of ono hundred. The only member
' of tua present boaru re-elected Is Miss Hast
ings , and among the cloven there arc no
Second Day' * ProuccdliiRH of the
National Convention.
WASHINGTON , Doc. 12. A business meeting -
ing of the National Sabbath convention was
held this morning. It was announced that
the senate committee on labor would give a
hearing to-morrow morning to these inter
ested In the Sabbath reform movement , and
a committee was appointed to represent the
convention before that committee. Officers
of the union wcro elected ns follows : Colonel
Elliott V. Shepard , of New York , president ;
Hov. Dr. D. P. Lord , of Illinois , recording
secretary ; Hov. .f. II. Knowlcs , of New
Jersey , ccnernl secretary In charge of the
publication department. A constitution was
adoplcddcclaring , thc.basis ofjtho union to bo
"Divine authority and the universal and
perpetual observation of the Sabbath. " The
object of the union Is declared to bo thn
preservation of the American Sabbath as u
day of rest and worship.
In the nftornoon Mrs. , T. Ellen Foster , Hov.
Dr. Conrad , and others , delivered brief ad
dresses upon the subject of Sunday rest , etc.
The question of changes in the Hlnir Sunday
rest bill were discussed. As finally adopted ,
the words "show and exhibition" wore
added to the list of prohibited Sunday nnmse-
mcnts , mid the words "open to the public , 01
of u public character. " wore substuted for
the words "to the disturbance- others , "
the more readily to secure convictions under
the proposed law. Several other changes
wore made in the bill. In the evening Com
mlssioner of Labor Carrel D. Wright spoke
upon "The Sabbath and the Labor 1'rob
lem. "
Ulvcr niul Htirhnr Appropriations
WASHINGTON , Dec. 12t The river and har
bor appropriation bill was reported to the
house this inarning. Some changes are
made In the bill as finally agreed upon. It
appropriates $ ll'JOGbr > 0. Among the princi
pal Items of appropriation are the following
Chicago , * K)0COO ) ; harbor of refuge at Mil
wmiki'e , foO.OOO ; St. Clair Flats ship canal ,
$100,000 : Sac river , Wisconsin , below Monti-
cello , $70,000 : Illinois river , $ iin,00 : ( ) ; Miss
issippi river from Minneapolis to DesMoines
rapids , $ .130,000 ; Mississippi river from DCS
Moines rapids to the mouth of the Illinois
river , JOUOO ( ) ; Mississippi river from Illinois
river to the mouth of the Ohio river , . * 200 , ( > 0 ( ) ;
Mississippi river from Cairo to the head ol
the passes , $1,000,000 , Including the salaries
and expenses of the Mississippi river com
mission ; survey of Mississippi river com
plete , $ : > 0,0)0 ( ) ; Missouri river , IH)0,000. )
Wisconsin Ureon Hay harbors , 6,000 ;
Kcnoshn harbor , $5,000 ; Kcwanco harbor ,
$10,000 ; Munitowoe harbor , SS.-IOO ; Mil
waukee harbor , ? iOUO ! ; Oconto harbor ,
$10.1100 ; Racine harbor , $3,000 ; Superior ba >
and St. Louis bay , J35,000 ; Shobovgan har
bor , 510X)0 ( ) ; Ashland harbor , $20.000 ; Chippewa -
powa river at Yellow Hanks , $10,000.
Mississippi Hlvor Hescrvoirs at head
waters , .510,000 ; to complete improvement at
Des Moines rapids , JS.JHH ) .
Tin ; Country's Naval Toiinnic.
WASIIISOTON , Dee. 12. Thn report of C.
H. Morton , commissioner of navigation , for
1SSS , shows that the total tonnage of the
country required to bo included in his statis
tics , amounts -1,101,015 , tons , and that our
merchant marine Is second to that of Great
Britain. Since last year there has been a
material increase in vessels in the coastwise
trade. Tliero is little reason , lie says , to
hope for any considerable increase
in foreign going tonnnire while the
laws remain as at present. The vessels built
in the United States last year amount to
218,000 tons , this amount representing ( > 7.i7 ; ( !
tons more tnan the tonnage constructed dur
ing the previous year. As to the establish
ment of a naval reserve , the commissioner
expressed himself ns in favor of the meas
ure , remarking that in case of war , with
only the .ilefansivo means now in existence ,
wo would bo at the mercy of weak nations ,
like those oven of South America.
PrPHidcntinl Niiinilint ions.
WASIIINOTON- . 12. Among the nomi
nations sent by the president to the senate
to-day was that of Walter I. Bragg , of Ala
bama , to bo inter-state commerce commis
Postmasters L. II. Connor , Austin , 111. ;
Levi Booth , Cliillicothe , 111 , ; C. W. Jones ,
Greggsvllle , 111. ; Harry M. Rolston , K en-
silicon. 111. ; S. P. Tufts , Contralla , 111. ; W.
C. Nowberry , Chicago , 111. ; Mrs. J. L. Scott ,
Galena , 111. ; J. J. Hrennan , Correctionvillo ,
la. : Peter Johnston , Estherville , la. ;
A. Enright , Marcus. la. ; J. B. Wilson , Cor
ning , la. ; R. F. Kearney , Sheldon , la. ; N.
C. Stanton , Webster City , la. ; Isaac Connor ,
Poncn , Neb. ; W. .f. Hrennan , Sidney , Neb. ;
G. A. Loth , Rice Lake , Wis. ; Charles
Schaof , Rhlnelander , Wis. ; W. C. Brawley ,
Mansion , Wis. ; A. J. McRae , West Superior ,
Wis. ; G. W. Pratt , Sturgis , Dak. ; J. T. Mc-
Avoy , Lisbon , Dak ; William Hope , Miuot ,
The Shcridnn Pension Itlil.
WAbiiiNOTON , Dec. 12. In reporting back
favorably the house bill granting a pension
of 1,500 n year to the widow of General
Sheridan , the committee on Invalid pensions
says : There has been a decided opposition
in this committee to the unusually large pen
sions to widows , but this report is made fa
vorable In this case upon the ground that
congress cannot well refuse such action after
giving large pensions to others who are less
Pneumatic Torpedo Throwers.
WASHINGTON" , Dec. 12. Senator Stewart
to-day Introducted a bill authorizing the con
struction of 250 pneumatic torpedo throwers
of the highest power , capable of throwing
steel torpedos charged with not less than 100
pounds of dynamite or other explosive a dis
tance of live miles. Those torpedo throwers
are to be mounted in batteries for the dofimso
of our harbors , and $10,0.10,001) Is appropriated
to carry out the provisions of the act.
The Heimto TI-IHE Committee .
New YOUK , Dec. 12. The senate trust
committco resumed its session to-day.
Francis B. Thurber , of the firm of Thurber ,
Wyland Co , , was examined In regard to
the purjiosa of the Wholesale Grocers' asso
ciation ,
The witness denied that the wholesale
grocers' association was formed to compel
the sugar trust to sNl to members of the gro
cers' association at less rates than these
charged tit merchants outside of the associa
John Stanton testified regarding the copper
trust , and Charles Ralph a broker , said that
copper had been steadier In price since the
establishment of the syndicate.
Applcton Sturglss , president of the Eagle
Milling company , of Brooklyn , testified re
garding the bag trust. Ho said itroad of the
Mills bill was the cause of the trust , because
the managers sought to mnko us much money
as they could before the.Mills bill drove them
out of existence ; hence the formation of the
trust. There would bo no trust possible with
a reasonable tax on raw material.
P , J , Goodhoart , a whisky broker , said of
the whisky trust that the headquarters wcro
at Pcorhi. 111. , and that the capital of the
combination amounts to $30,000,000 , they
paying K to 1 per cent dividends , but being
desirous of decreasing their surplus stock
they have been paying } per cent for some
tlmo back. _
New Postmaster * Appointed.
WASHINGTON , Dec. 12. [ Special Telegram
to TUB HUE. ] Edwin A. Hogs has boon ap
pointed postmaster at Trenton , Hitchcock
county , Neb. , vlco Nathan T. Hall , resigned ,
and Andrew J. Fuller , nt Swan Lake ,
Emmotcounty , In. , vlco S. D. Smith , ro-
Postal Thieves on Trial.
CHICAGO , Dec. 13. The trial of Obor-
kauips and Mack , who will bo remembered
as having been engaged In tha most exten
sive robbery of letter boxes ever known , last
summer , liegau In too United States court
Parisian Financiers Oomo to the
Czar's ROBCUO.
It Creates the Utmost. Enthusiasm In
the French Hopubllo and IB a
Ilenvy Itlow to Hcrlln
SnpplvliiR the SlncwB of AVnr.
lCor/it | ; ( ( / kss tin Jamt * ( lantnn lie illicit. 1
PAHIS , Dec. 12. [ New York Herald Cable
Special to Tun Unn.l Since the national
subscription to cover the Gorman indemnity
in 1S71 tliero has not been stieh spontaneous
enthusiasm on the P.ins bourse as there was
on Monday , when 100,000,000 francs J the
new Russian 4-ccut loan was ortcrcd , and
aiO,000,000 subscribed. Financially , the loan
Is undoubtedly n success , but it Is difficult to
overestimate its political importance. Kussla
would dovelopo her military power. Franco
responds. Franco gave money in 1STI from
patriotism. She gives money again in ISSb
for what is it ! Kovonge. The most absolute
monarchy In Ruropo asks money ; the most
democratic republic in Kuropo Ic'iids the
money. Truly los extremes se teiichcnt. M
Floquet announced the results of the sub
scnptions to a councilor ministers yesterday
With great satisfaction ho alluded to it In private
vato conversation as the financial enfran
chisement of Kussm from the Berlin banking
I saw n diplomatic personage ycstordnj
familiar with the Inside history of the loan.
Ho gave mo these facts in brief
Last Juno representatives of the Comp-
tcir d'Ksi-ompto Credit Lyonnnise am
other tinnneiul institutions of France with
several private banks suggested to M. Wysh
nlgrndsky , the Russian minister of finance
the advisability of converting the Kussluii
debt and floating a new Russian loan in
Paris. Wyshnigradsky reportcd this to the
cznr , who viewed the project with favor. At
this time the rouble was much depreciated ,
and the moment not considered favor
able. With the rise of the rouble the scheme
became practicable and was put in to execu
The advantages to Russia are many. It
frees her from the financial tutelage of Ber
lin. Hitherto all Russian loans have been
floated and owned largely In Germany. This
fact enabled Prince Bismarck to put a direct
pressure on thu internal affairs of the Rus
sian empire by lowering at his will the price
of roubles. The iron chancellor could thus
practically prevent Ku slu from making
war. He could fan social dis
content in St. Petersburg , Moscow am
Odessai Ho could inflict losses of a million
upon tne czar's private fortune and the
Russian treasury. Lately German bankers
have unloaded their Russian bonds on the
market In the vain attempt to again depre
ciate the rouble. Those bonds have at once
been bought up in France , so that the great
bulk of the loan is now owned in Fr.ino\ !
I talked with several bankers about the
loan and asked the senior member of thu firm
of Jordan & Co. why England , Germanj
and other countries did not take the loan.
Ho replied : "On general principles since
their war England has had as little as pos
sible to do with Russia. There
is nothing specially attractive to
the English Investors In a 4 per
cent bond at bO. They find uses for
money made to their liking In the direction
of the Argentine Republic or elsewhere. As
for the United States as long as railways
there pay a good dividend and until the na
tional debt is considerably decreased thus
rctricting the now excellent field for invest
ment there is no reason why American cap
ital should go abroad. " Other brokers
spoke cheerfully about the loan
and with pardonable pride at the
quickness with which it was covered.
The class of investors nro not servants and
hand conciegcs but potits rentiers and pco-
plo of moderate means , who are accustomed
to lay aside every year a portion of their in
comes In sound investments. Other nations
hesitate to negotiate a loan in Franco
on account of the enormous expenses
connected with the undertaking. A heavy
tax goes to the treasury syndicate. The
banking houses which managed the loan
bought the bonds of the Russian government
at about Sil and put thorn on the market M > .
Deducting expenses , their profits uro about
\Yi per cent.
Ormoiid's Infirmity.
| Cop/r/7/i ; / / / ( KSfbi/Jii'iiei fl nl in ll'.nn'.tt.l
LONDONDoe. . 1'i. fNow York Her.ild
Cable Special to Tin : Hin.l : Commenting
upon the sale of the Duke of Westminster's
race horse , Ormond , to an American gentle
man for 17,000 , the Standard to-day says :
If ho were sound his expatriation wonld bo a
misfortune , but the ugly fact that he hud a
bad roarer remains , and there will bo Amer
ican and not English youngsters who will bo
Impregnated with the constitutional Infirm
ity. It Is not Inevitable that thu produce of
roaring sires should bo roarers , but the
chances nro In favor of the malady assorting
itself ; so that wonderful as the horse's
achievements wore , ho can bo well spared
from the ranks of English thoroughbred
\Valpolu-AVIeileinaiin Case ,
ICiipurtgM IS81) ) lii ] Jiima ( lunliin Ilennett. ' ]
LOSDO.V , Doc. 12. [ New York Herald Ca
ble-Special to TUB Hun. ] Miss Wledo-
mann , who recently sued Robert Horace
Walpolo for$50OOJ for breach of promise ,
and who was non-suited because she refused
to answer questions in reference to the birth
of her illegitimate child , has returned from
Germany , whither she wont to obtain evi
dence concerning her accouchmcnt , and has
applied for a now trial. The Pall Mall Ga
zette to-day opened subscriptions for her
maintenance during the litigation , which
promises to bo unusually sensational.
The Pnrnell CoiiiinlwHlon.
LONDON , Doc. 12 , At the meeting of the
Pnrnoll commission to-day Attorney General
Webster announced that ho would now pro
ceed with the examination of a number of
landlords from County Wexford.
Sir Charles Russell protested. Ho said
.hat the attorney general had not Included
Wexford In the opening address. If the
other 8Idovero going all over Ireland the
area of Inquiry would be Increased to an
alarming extent
Justice Hannan said ho could only view the
future with alarm. The court had been en
gaged for many days , but had not yet ar
rived at the end of auy ono branch of the in
quiry. Ho made an earnest appeal to the
counsel to do their utmost to compress the
Mrs. Parsons will Not Marry.
NEW Yonir , Deo. 12. fSpecial Telegram to
TUB BEB. ] Mrs. Luoy Parsons now repu
diates the Interview ascribed to bor yester
day , and says she has BO luUmtlon of marry-
log Editor JJorustclu ,
It Discusses A'nrloiifl .Measures in the
Interest of iVurkliiuiiicn.
Sr. Lorts , Dec. 12. The American Federa
tion of Labor resumed its session this morn-
Ing. The banquet of Inst night kept many
delegates from appearing promptly and
caused n delay In committee work. A special
committee to report on that portion of Presi
dent Gompors' address referring to the eight-
hour law , was appointed. President Gompers
in n portion of his address , referred favornbjy
to the formation of eight-hour leagues in
every town nnd city throughout the entire
country , nnd urged that trades unions and
labor unions should be represented in them.
Ho suggests further that a certain day beset
set apart on which mass meetings shall beheld
held simultaneously throughout the entire
country for the discussion of this subject. A
rcces > a was then taken until 2 o'clock.
On re-assembling , the committee on the
president's report reported the following
recommendation : That the American Fed
eration of Labor use Us best endeavors to
establish the eight-hour work day ; that meas
ures be introduced Into congress to secure
legislation against the importation of foreigner
or alien labor by contract , and for the pun
ishment of all violators ot such law ; that u
"strike fund" bo established and maintained
for the benefit of various unions
or branches of unions , that may ,
through HUflU-iL-nt cause , go out
on a strike , nnd that an assessment of 2 cents
per member be levied when necessary to as
sist in any strike that may bo approved by
the federation ; that the matter rngarding
child labor in factories bo brought to thn at
tention of congress , and that bv an amend
ment to the constitution of the United States
children shall be made the wards of the gov
ernment Instead of status , and that such
measures shall bo Introduced as will
prohibit the employment In fuctorio *
of children under fourteen years
of age. The question of a strike fund was
referred back to u oommittco. All the other
recommendations were adopted. Secretary
McGuire reau his report and recommended
that six organizers be appointed and main
tained by the order for the purpose of
increasing the membership , and that meas
ures bo taken towards inducing the organ-
i-ed : railway employes of the country to be
come affiliated with the Federation of Labor.
After the reiVmiee of several rw olutiotis tt :
committees the convention adjourned till
A Piiniu Nun-mvly Avnrtc-d at , ( ) < \VRK < >
A Ohiuuiro lllay.c.
O"\viro : , X. Y. , Dee. 1'3. Daring Mrs.
Lungtrv's performance hero tu-ii&ht in the
Academy of music , al the I'tirtnin was about
to rise on the hist act , there was a cry of lire
from the rear of the hall , and thick clouds of
smoke poured up through the large register
in the middle aisle. jTbu erackling of flames
was hoard underneath the floor , and UK
largo audience rosi\ panic stricken. Coolheaded -
headed men sprang ; Upon the stage and called
out to thu people that there was no danger.
Others mounted their chairs In every part of
the house and called to the people to re
main cooled. ThU succeed In partially
quieting the people , and in two minutes Hie
theater was cleurnll , just us the flames
sprang up through the floor. By this time
tin ! lire department was on hand , and
streams of water .were pouring into the
ImiMlii ! . ' and thu tire , was soon extinguished.
It caught from an overheated furnaeo di
rectly underneath tlje center aisle and near
. 'Hut ' its discovery
the main entrance. Jor timely
covery it would , huvo shut olT the people
from uscap1 ! by the main door , and there
would have been a. terrible scene , as the
house was puolced. *
Cnii'Ac.o , Dec. 12. Just twenty minute ?
nfter the auditorium of the Chicago opera
house had been emptied of an Immunso nudi-
iMiuo who had witnessed the McCiiull opera
company produces "Lorraine" to-night , the
employes closing up the house discovered
tire in the top gallery. Some time was
wasted trying to extinguish it with Habcock's
nnd other appliances , and when the fire
department was summoned the lluinos had
gained good headway. The auditorium had
to bo Hooded with water , nnd all the furni
ture , frescoing , etc. , ii > the body of the house
was ruined , entailing a loss of .Sl.l.OOJ. The
only damage to the remainder of the build
ing is by smnko and water , nnd cannot bo
cstiiflated to-ni 'ht. The building , which is a
ten-story tiro-proof .structure , .sustained its
reputation of "lire-proof , " ' as nothing but
the wood work in tno auditorium was
Nohrnska anil louu Pensions1.
W VMIINOTO.V , Dec.Special ] ! [ Telegram
to Tin : Brn.l Penbions granted lowans.
Original invalid Jiunes K. Sears , Ottumwa.
Increase William \ Hartlett , Waterloo ;
David Hidliilmugh , Bayard ; ICmaniielSmith ,
Avo.-u ; Lenmlcr W , Springer , Elnuv ; Jacob
N. Mercer , Red Oak ; James Stirling , War
saw ; James L. Ilemsttiek , Clinton ; John D.
Lankton , Sidney. Original widows , cite. ,
reissue Mary A. , widow of George Hen
derson , Sheimmlonh. Mo.xluau survivors-
Dudley 1C W. Williams , Davimport.
Pensions for Nobaskiw ; . Increase
Charles Jenkins , Haratla ; Paler lionney ,
Crab On-hard ; Aso-A. Davenport , Kearney ;
Judson A. Hall , Newport ; James S. Miller ,
Dcwitt ; John II. Hldloy , Ilumboldt ; Theo
dore H. Hurlan , Omaha. Mexican widows-
Sarah E. , widow of William II. Ulount ,
A Mic OatllcSult.
CIIIVIXNI : : , W.yo. , Due. 12. [ Special Tele
gram to TUB Hii.j : In the suit of I ) , B.
Dole against Charles Hccht , for $12,000 , a
verdict was rendered In llm district court
hero this evening for Uie defendant. The
parties to the suit are both cattlemen , Hecht
sold Dole a herd of cattle in ISs'l , the hook
account of which showed 'i-10J head. When
Dole came to count his cattle ho could
find but 1-JOO , and brought suit
for the dlnVrtinco. The defense
claimed that no misrepresentation had been
made mid that the book account method of
selling cattle- was universally in use nt the
time of thu transaction , Tlio case has ex
cited Intense interest among stock men.
Il.itOH to Itt ! Kentoreil.
CuicAdo , Dec. 1U. Ollleinl notice was sent
to-day to the passenger agents of all railroad
lines in the west and northwest that at the
expiration of ton days the passenger rates
will bo restored to the former basis.
Tliero mis been no plan formulated yet fur
the maintenance of-rutes , and nothing defi
nite will bo known until next week. Com
missioner Abbott said this afternoon that
rates would- not bo , restored immediately ,
and that definite action would not be taken
until after a meeting of tno general manag
ers on the 18th lnt > t.
Murdered 'and Hurled ,
LAKAVUTTE , Ala. , Dec. 1'J , Robert Dan-
forth , a worthy young farmer , was found
dead nnd burled npar Ills homo n few miles
west of bis place yesterday morning. Gashes
were found on his head as if made with an
ax. Ho loft home with n negro Saturday af
ternoon to weigh some cotton la the field ,
and was not seen until ho was found as above
stated. Ho had had a previous difficulty
witti the negro , Wes Chlsholm , nnd all bo-
love ho Is guilty of the murder. The negro
tias not been seen slnoo Saturday.
JuBtlcn Mntthoivd ImpiovliiR.
WASHINGTON , Dee , 12. Juctlco Matthews ,
a week or so ago , had a recurrence of the at-
, acka of muscular rheumatism with which
jo has been afflicted , but has now become
somewhat better. Ho Is , however , very
_ _
Steamship Arrivals ,
At Copenhagen The Hokla , from Now
At Philadelphia The Lord Cough , from
Liverpool ,
At New York The steamer Nevada , from
Liverpool. *
The Direct Tax Dill Put to n Vote in
the HOUBO ,
A Lively Discussion of the Turin'
Question In the Senate The
Cotton Tie Amendment
\ \ --niNOToy , Dec. 12. There was but lit
tle morning business in the senate , so the
tariff bill was quickly taken up , the question
being on the amendment offered by Mr.
Jones of Arkansas to ndmit hoop or band
iron ( cotUm tics , etc. ) free of duty. A long
debate followed on this amendment.
Mr. Berry said the proposed tax Illustrated
the absolute injustice of the whole protec
tive idea running through the senatn substi
tute. The article in question was not manu
factured in the United States. The tax was
a direct discrimination against the farmers
of the country.
Mr. lliscocl : replied to Mr. Berry ut some
length lu a speech championing the senuto
bill and the protective tariff. In closing ho
said that the verdict on this question had
been reii'lored by the people. The democrats
will have a chance four years from now to try
it it over ngain. This Is not the time or the
place , so soon after this full discussion ; so
soon alter a rebuke of that sort , to indulge in
it nunin , and I imagine it will have no effect
on this side of the chamber , and no effect on
the country. Wo don't believe that the
tnrilf Is a robbery. We believe In building up
American industries. AVe have raw material
here to make tin-he cotton ties , and we believe the Industry can be so successfully cs
tanllshcd that the effect will bo to force down
the price of cotton ties.
A colloquy in reference to cotton and to
the question whether its price was fixed in
the Liverpool mark ; t , took place between
Messrs. Iteainm , lliscock and Chaco. After
it closed the c uises of the defeat of the dem-
ocr.its in the hist election wcro brought up ,
Mr. Reivjan claiming that the tariff had not
so mui-h to do with It , us had the veto of the
dependent pension bill and democratic dis
content with the president's civil service
Mr. Chnco asked whether the discontent
was because the president hud not earned
out his pledges.
Mr. Reagan The discontent was because
ho diil not carry out Ids pledges , and be
cause hi ; kept republicans in olllco in cases
where the law did not require him to do HO.
Mr. Dawes Docs the senator mean to
say that thd pros ! tent's party deserted him
because he would not breaic his pledges !
Mr. RiMtran N'o , sir ; 1 do not mean that.
Mr. Dawos What do you itieanf
Mr. Rengun I ! was the president's duty
to carry out the law , but it was not his duty
to extend the principle of the law to offices
that , wcro not covered by it. I monn that
there wns'disi-ontent , and the gentlemen on
the other slide will soon have evidence of that
Mr. ll'si-ock assorted that tliero was no
i-vnienco of democratic discontent in the
btato of Now York-with the president's civil
service pulley during the last year. Then ,
replying to Mr. Reagan's remarks about
nurieultural Interests in the tariff
question , he reminded him of the fact that
Urn republicans of thu Btato ol New York
came down to Harlem river , with 80,000 ma
jority , and that that part of the state WUR
fairly agricultural ; that Iowa , a fairly agri
cultural state , gave thu republicans a ma
jority of 10,0,10 , an 1 that Kansas t-ave a re
publican majority of 77 > ,000 or bO.OJO. That
proved , he said , that the interest
of the country did not consider that It was
bulii injured by tl0 | tariff.
Mr. Reagan accounto.l for it by suggesting
that for the last , twenty years the fallacies
about tha blessings of the tariff had been
preached to the tanners , and that the lost
campaign was too short to undo the effect of
such preaching.
M - . Hale stated that the president's trriff
message had been more extensively circu
lated among the farmers of the north and
northwest than any other document for
years , the circulation being millions on mil
lions of copies , which the farmers had read ,
and which they had answered in the election.
The presiding ofilcer ut 2 o'clock presented
a special order for that hour , the Union Pa
cific funding bill , but as Mr. Allison insisted
on proceeding with the tariff Dill , the fund
ing bill went over , retaining nil its rights us
a special oner.
The tariff debate was then resumed. The
cotton ties amendment to the bill was re
jected by a striet party vote yeas IS ,
nays ! .
Mr. Coke moved an amendment reducing
the duty on cotton to 35 per cent ad vale
rem.Witlioutiietion the senate adjourned.
WASHINGTON , Dec. 12. The river nnd har
bor bill was reported to the house to-day and
referred to the committee of the whole.
Tim senate amendments to the department
of agriculture bill were non-concurred in and
a conference ordered.
The report of the committee on elections in
the California contested election case of Sul
livan against Fclton was submitted nnd
placed on the calendar.
The house then went into committee of the
whole on the direct tax bill.
A long debate ensued , during which many
amendments were offered and rejected.
Mr. Elliott offered an amendment making
it the duty of the secretary of the treasury
to pay sueli persons as shall apply therefor ,
and who furnish satisfactory evidence that
Hiich applicant was at the tlmo of the sales
mentioned , the legal owner or his heir-at-law ,
or devisee of the legul owner of such lands
as were sold in certain parishes of South
Carolina , under the nets of congress , the
value of iald lands in thu man
ner which is set forth In the amendment nt
length. in all cases where persons ,
whllo serving in the army or navy or marine
corps , purchased any of said hinds , and such
lands afterwards reverted to the United
States , it Khali bo thu duty of the scerelary
of tlw treasury to pay to such parsons ns
shall in each case apply therefor or to their
lieirs-at-lnw , devisee or grantees , In good
faith and for valuable consideration , what
ever sum was so paid to the United States in
such case. In order to carry out the provis
ions of the amendment ? S50,00 ( ) is appropriat
ed. The amendment was adopted ,
Mr. Oatos of Alabama offered an nmend-
mentprovldlnbr ; for refunding the cotton tax.
Rejected. '
The question thin came up on the amend
ment proposed by the Judiciary committee ,
striking out the provision in the senate bill
declaring that no part of the money appro
priated by the bill should bo paid to any at
torney or oBout , under any contract for ser
vices now existing , or heretofore made be
tween the representative of any state and
any attorney or agent. The amendment was
disagreed to.
After several other amendments had been
offered and rejected the committee rose and
reported the bill to the houso.
It was passed ; yeas 178. nays 00. The folr
lowing Is the vote in detail ;
Adams , Allen of Mich. , Anderson of
Arnold , Atkinson , Kansas ,
HakerofN.Y. Uakorof 111. , Bayno ,
Hcldcn , Hlggs , Uingham ,
Hoothman , Hound , Uoutello ,
Bowden , Howon , Brewer ,
U rower , T. II. B. Browne of Ind
Brown of Ohio , JJrowno , J. 1C. Urowu ,
Buchanan , Bunnoll , Burrows ,
Uutler , Buttenvorth , F. Campbell of
Campbell of T , J.Campbell Now York ,
Ohio. of N. Y. , Cannon ,
Caswoll , Choadlo , Clark ,
OKswell , Compton , Cooper ,
2othran , Crouso , Cutcheon ,
Dalzoll , DarllnRton , Davenport ,
Qavls , Delano , Dibble ,
Dlngly , Dorsey , Dunham ,
Elliott , Fwquhar , Folton ,
Flnlcy , Fitch , Flood ,
Ford , Fu nston , Gnrncr ,
Gallinccr , Gear , Oest ,
Gibson , Orosvcnor , Grout ,
Guenther , Hnrmer , Hnugeu ,
Hoard , Hcinptiill , Henderson of
Henderson of Henderson of Iowa ,
N. C. , Illinois , Herman ,
lleistnml , Hires , HIU ,
Holmnn , Holmes , Hopkinsof 111 ,
Hopkinsof YnHopkins of Houk ,
Hovey , Y. , Hudd ,
Hunter , Jackson , Johnston of
Keiin , Kelly , Indiana ,
Kennedy , Kerr , Ketchnm ,
LaFollctte , Laidlaw , Latham ,
Lee , Lchlbach , Lind ,
Long , Ly in an ,
McDonald , Mahoney , MiiKSUr ,
Mason , Malson , Mi-Clammy ,
MeComasi , McCulUnigh , McKennn ,
McKlnlcy , Merriniuu , Mofiit , J. II.
Mori-Ill , Morrow , Nelson ,
Nichols , Nutting , O'Donnoll.
O'Ferrall ' , O'Neill , of O'Neill , of
Osborno , Indiana ; 1'gini ;
Outhwalto , Patten , 1 'nyson ,
Perkins , Perry , Peters ,
Phclps , Plumb , Post ,
Pugsly , Rockwell , Romels ,
Rowell , Rowland , Russell , ofConn.
Rusk , Ryan , Conn.
Sawyer , Scull , i Seney ,
Seymour , Shaw , Sherman ,
Simmons , Syndcr , Sowdcn ,
Spoonor , SteoU Stepheiison ,
Stewart of Yt ; Strubblo , S.vmcs ,
Taylor , K. B. Taylor , J. D. Thomas of Ills ;
Thomasof WIsjThompson of Thompson of
Tillinan , Ohio ; California ;
Townshend , Turner of Vandover ,
Wade , Ktis ; Warner ,
Weber , West , White of N. Y ;
Whiting of Wicknnm , Wtlbor ,
.Mass ; Wilklns , Wilkinson ,
Williams , Ynrdloy , Yoder.
Total 178.
Abbott , Allen of Miss. , Bacon ,
Bankbend , Barry Hlanehnrd ,
Hlnnd , Hlinint , Hreckcnridgo
Breckcnrldgo Bryeo of Ark. ,
oflCy. , Hm-kalcw , Burnett ,
Bynum , Candler Carlton ,
Caruth , Catchinps , Chtpman ,
Clurdy , Clements , Cobb ,
Collins , Cowles , Cox ,
Crain , Crisp , Cummins ,
Davidson , Dockcry Dunn ,
of Flu. , Enloe , Koran ,
French , Glass , Grimes ,
Hatch , Hayes , Herbert ,
Hooker , Howard , llutton ,
Johnston Jones Kilgore ,
of N. C. , Lagan , Lamlcs ,
Lane , Lanlmm , Lawler ,
Malsh. Martin , McAdoo ,
McCreary , McKinney , MeMillin ,
MeRea , McShane , Mills ,
Montgomery , Morse , Meal ,
Norwood , Oatcs , Peel.
Pennlngton , Pholan , Randall ,
Richardson , Robertson ,
Russell Sayers , Shively ,
of Mass. , Smith , Spinola ,
Springer , Stewart of Tex , Stewart of Ga ,
Stockdale , Stone of Ivy. , Tarsney ,
Tray , Turner of Ga. . ' Vance ,
Walker , Washington , Weaver ,
Wheeler , Whiting of Mich , Wilson
Wilson Wise , of Minn. ,
of West Vn , Speaker Carlisle
Total W.
The house then adjourned.
CoolcyS Opinion on the Alovc
for ItR Uopenl.
CIIICAOO , Dec. 12. [ Special Telegram to
Tin : Hun. ] A dispatch from Washington
says : ' 'The first open step of the railroad
interests toward securing the repeal of the
inter-stnto commerce law is the outright re
peal bill introduced by Congressman Morse ,
of Massachusetts. Whllo there is little
reason to suppose the bill can pass , yet there
is a possibility that modifications may be had
which would amount to a practical repeal.
Mr. Morse claims that the long ami short
haul provisions of the law have hampered
business and arc injuring the railroads se
verely. Ha also asserts that the bill has
depreciated' the value of their stocks and
bonds. "
Judge Cooley , ehnirmnn of the inter state
commerce commission , who is at , present in
this city , expressed the utmost surprise that
Congressman Morse should nniUe such state
ments. He has mi four of the repeal of an
essential provision of the law. It is his opin
ion , as well as that of the other commission
ers and many railroad managers , that the
law Is nn excellent one , and fully meets the
expectations of its projectors. If anything
it should ho made stronger. As regards the
claim that it has depreciated stocks and
bonds , Judgei Cooley said it is bringing these
things to their true value. Many of thcsose
curities were yet far above their intrinsic
value , and until thcso came down to their
proper level , the country could not prosper.
The Output of Product Still OonlinueH
to Shrink.
CIXCINXATI , O. , Dec. 12. ( Special Tele
gram to Tin : Br.i : . ] To-morrow's Price Cur
rent will say : The week's packing nt fifteen
leading points has been 320OJO , against ; ! : ) ( ) , -
000 the preceding weak and 375,003 for the
corresponding tlmo last year. These places
have packed n total of 1,725,000 , hogs since
November. 1 , against Z iO.'i.OOO a year ngo , a
decrease for the week of 55,000 hogs , and for
the season of 530,000. The returns from
other places indicate an additional decrease
of 50,000 since November 1 , which implies
that the points from wliich the returns huvo
been received are now O'JO.OJ'J hogs short , In
their packing , compared with last year. Op
erations continued quite nctlvo a year ngo
until a week Inter , after which there was a
considerable abatement. It Is not Improba
ble that the subsequent packing may com
pare favorable with last year's.
Colorado's Honutnrinl
NKW YOUK , Dec. 12. [ Special Telegram to
Tnii Hin. : ] A local paper says : Senator
Teller declared last evening that ho would
resign If the Colorado legislature elected ox-
Senator Tabor as his colleague. It was at a
meeting of bovoral Colorado gentlemen In
the Fifth Avenue hotel , where the senator-
ship was discussed. It is generally conceded
that the leading candidate is young Ed
LITTLE ROCK , Ark. , Dec. lii. Black's dry
goods house and grocery store In Toxarkuna ,
Ark. , has been cloted by attachments , The
liabilities are estimated at $70,000 , with 5100-
000 assets.
. . The liabilities of the Lincoln Mills and
Stock Farm company , operated near Varnor ,
Arit. , and which made an assignment yester
day ; are about f)5,000 ; assets about aho
sauio ,
The Trouble at Hovior.
ST. Louis , Deo. 13. Last night's excite
ment at Hovior , Mo. , the scone of the mine
troubles , was brought about by the threats
of John Atkinson , chairman of the strikers'
committco , who stated that the strikers
would erect fet tlflcallons In IJcvler to-day.
Bcnntor Hutlnr Ile-olnotoil ,
COLUMBIA , S. C. , Doc. 13. Senator Butler
was re-elected to-day by a practically un
anluioub voto.
The LntoBtMovo of the Striking But *
Huston Engineers.
AVldely CoiifllciltiK Humor * Concert
IHK the Disposition of llio M : i >
ami the Olvloct ol' the
The StrlldiiK
ClltfAHo , Dec. ! . [ Special Tolesrajr. ft
Tin : Hun. ] Rumors have again beeouYy
prevalent In regard to the old strikes ou tu
"Q" system , and It is said that the engineers
nro anxious to have theirs declared off so that
the men may get back to work. ClmirmatJ
Knviinor , oftho | general grievance committee1/ /
is in the citytho object of his visit boinglt id
said , to negotiate a peace with the eompnn
nnd use that ns a card In his efforts to Imvo
G rand Chief Arthur retired to private llfo"
nnd himself Installed lu the position that Afy
thtir now holds. (
Inquiries were made nt the general ofllco ojj
the railway company to-day , hut owing to
the absence of the general officers nothing
very dellnlto could bo learned. Yico I'rosl- '
dent Stone mid General MannedRlple.v arq !
both out of the city. "Wo have not received !
nn.v deputations bore , " said Dr. Williams'/ / '
assistant to Vice President Stone , '
"looking to a settlement of tua
dispute. What Is there to sottlol
Where Is there room for any compromise tq
como inl There are no vacancies on out ?
road. All positions are full , and everything
is running in u satisfactory manner. Ouu
now men are competent and giving ontirii
satisfaction. Wo arc certainly not going tQ
displace any of them to make room for thrtj
strikers. That would be entirely out of the (
question. 1 really do not see where rooty
would come 1n for any negotiation. " i
"If the strike wcro declared off , and thn
brotherhood men should usk to bo appointed
to vacancies as they occur , would you re
ceive them in that way ( " i
* " 1 cannot say ns to that. I presume that
their applications would have to be passed
upon as the vacancies occnrcd , but wo ccr- '
talnl.v would not discharge-any of our present'
men for the sole purpose , of making room for
them. " | j
General Superintendent Bossier staled . * s
that If any committee railed on him ha :
would treat them courleoilsly and
would listen to what they had
to propose , hut this road has all the cu
gineers required to do a very large business1-
and they wcro nil good , competent , sobeo
men , nnd none of them would lie. discharged
to make room for thu btriUors. The strikp
of the "Q" switchmen was declared off nu
conditionally , ami the onleers staled to-day
that none of the old moil had been reinstated ! . ]
there being no vacancies for them to III ) .
Another explanation of Kavener's visit Is
that , ho intends to inaugurate a boycott ;
against the "Q" road. How the proposed
scheme" was to bo worked , and the details of
it , were not arranged , and to dovino means , a
conference of the members of the different
grievance committees of the various roadjl
was , it is said , called to meet in Chicago tok
Switchmen Strike nt Toledo.
TOI.KDO , O. , Dec. 12. Tlio switchmen in
all the railroad yards of the city agreed to
strike at noon to-day. Efforts were mndo
for a compromise and nt 10 o'clock the strilc-
crs in the Pennsylvania yards went back , arf-
cepting the compromise oJTcred by the comV
The Pennsylvania men having accepted
the compromise receive the same wages paid
in the Wabush yards , wliich is less than that
paid on the Lake Shore. This would lend
the matter if it wcro not for the fact that
the Wnbiish switchmen are holding out foe
the Lake Shore schedule , and though they
are working they are only waiting for tha
result of the conference with Kecoiver Mc >
Nulta and other ofllccrs of the road ,
who are expected hero to-night. The
Columbus , Hamilton & Dayton men , who
went out yesterday , are still firm in their do-
maud for Lake Shore pay. Work in the
Toledo and Ohio Central yards is progress-
Ini ; without interruption , ami no trouble is
anticipated. The Wheeling Lake Eriu
men are working as usual , Having accepted
the scale adopted at the meeting of supcrin *
tendcntH Monday. In ciso ; the Wnbash men
are granted the Lake Shore pay , is is BUS-
IK'eled the Pennsylvania switchmen will 118)5 )
for a corresponding increase , when the rcQl
dilliculty will begin.
Thiit They Are Pi-opnrinn td
Attack Hit ! Police lIontH.
iJAi/riMoui : , Dec. 12. Tlio piratical oyster
dredgers nro defiant. To-night it was re
ported that an attack was to bo made on the
police sloop Folly , which is on guard at
Hackett's point. As the other police boaUf
are elsewhere , Governor Jackson has tola *
graphed Secretary Whitney , requesting the
use of the steam launches and gal line
guns now at the naval academy aG
Annapolis. At half-past 11 to-night Superin
tendent Sampson received instructions to
furnish the state what assistance ho could ,
nnd ho ut once commenced to make ready
two of the launches , arming one with a
howitzer nnd HID other with a galling gnu.
Captain Howard and the crew of the disabled
police steamer McLane will take charge o
the launches and go at once to Hackett'n
Point , where the Folly is said to he stirJ
rounded by about forty dredging schooners.
O1V Koillayif ,
Niw : YOIIK , Dec. 12 , The sloop-of-war Ga
lena , manned by 2.0 ! mon , mid the sloop-of-
war Yantlc , sailed from the Brooklyn navy
yard to-day for Htiyti. As thu war ships
bailed they received a salute from the men
on tha Richmond , who mounted the yard
arum and cheured lustily. Many spcetatora
viewed the departure. Tlio delay In getting
to sea was on account of the ships uulntj
stuck in thn mud. The second nlllcur of the
steamer Clnribel , of the Atlas line , which ar
rived In port , to-day from Ilayti , reports hav
ing heard that the German steamer Clemen *
tine had been fired into nnd sunk by the
Haytlcn man-of-war La Tnissu. The Clarjj
Del did not stop at Ila.vtl.
A Western Union
Nnvr YOIIIC , Dec , 12.At tnu ro , < ; ulnr
monthly meeting of the Western I'nion
directors to-day the usual dividend ot 1 ! uce , .
cent was declared out of the earnings of the ' *
current quarter. The statement shows tlmfi
the gross earnings for the quarter ending \
September HO , 1SSS , amounted to I.VOS. OJ. *
The operating expenses wro ( .fjUS , ; ) ' , ' ! , and
the nut earnings fl,7ii < , : t78 , an Increase ot
fc-IOO.-HW over the corre-ipondiiig quarter last )
year. The estimated surplus on January I
A Ihiiiiiiy > l III-NII a I Ivlllcil. *
CIIATTANOIJOA , Tenii. , Dae. 12 , Yesterday
in a laurel thlu'cut ' near thu fojt of Koaa
Mountain , In Carter county , east Tennessee ,
was found the dead body of United States
Deputy Marshal Thomas Goadhcn. Ho lofti
Ellcabuthtown Novumboi-JiO , to survo pipurs :
on a desperate gang of moonshiners , and wan {
not again seen alive. It has been learned ' :
that on the nuxtday ho was killed , fly
whom Is yet u mystery.
A Crn/.y niolhor'rf Duoil.
NEW Yonu , Dec. 12 , This afternoon Mrs , ' J
Carolina Schmidt , aged twenty-three , living $ . <
atKll ICast Seventy-sixth htreet , while la- > ,
fcano , threw herself from n four-story win *
dow with her two children , .lcjilu : , u three-
yeur old , mid , two yfcarg. Tim former
wai instantly killed and ilit ) \ > tf nid his
bister l/adly injured Mil tu' m to thu hc/n
pital ,