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THE OMAHA DAILY BE& : SATURDAY , DECEMBER 22. 1888.
A SPEAKERSIIIP PERSIMMON
All Sorts of Cnndidtitos Beginning
to Roach for It.
A MERRY SCRAMBLE PROMISED.
Cluircli llowo I'ropnrlnK to Kovcngo
Himself on Omntin by Giving
Jlf.r Charter a illnck Uyo
LIVCOI.N , Neb. Dec. 2J. [ Correspondence
Of THE llr.B. ) The political situation Is sadly
and woefully mixed. All railroads lend to
Lincoln In these days , nnd each train brings
aM'Irinir ' nrd | perspiring politicians to the
Capital City. It woulu appear to a wholly
disinterested dictator that the crimson path
to plory and undying futno U the road sought
by each legislator. The phantom of "speak-
crslup" of the lower house is the spook that ,
haunts all statesmen In their melancholy
Journey to the grave.
Each day witnesses the work of the old In
cubator ot Tlmo , nnd the machine gets in Its
work with n charm that lulls ambition to
Watson , of Otoe , who has letters of marque
issued by Mnnpictlo. Is hewing his way in
the Wilderness of Doubt , and his friends
claim Hint ho will knock the coveted per
Captuln Leo , the brass collared hero from
I'll rim * county , vainly imagines that ho
mifcht bo chosen to preside whore ox-Speaker
Hnrlan nut two winters ago1 , but tlrjse mos
intimate with the Oxford statesman indulg
his grim pleasantry , knowing tlmt ho doc
not stand tut much clmnco for his wnntoi
recognition us John M. Thurstoii does for i
John A. Dempster , who has proven himscl
an honest man , has taken two rooms at tli
Capital hotel , nnd will develop consldcrabl
strength. The railroads will light him uiu
the strikers have already drawn the !
,1. L. Caldwell , ho of Judiciary committee
fame , Is playing u quiet bluff and to Intimate
friends confidentially imports the inforinu
tlon that he Is u candidate for speaker. Ill
father-in-law is also u candidate for chap
Itun , and it is said that youthful ' 'Jcouis" i
only playing his bluff for | > cn'cr in ordc
that ho may give his father-m-Uiw a doubt
' ful boost.
J. C. McBrldo is yet in the field , and tolls
mo that ho will continue In the Held until the
speaker is chosen.
Church Howe has taken rooms , and Hays
that ho will see to it that Omaha's charter
gets a black oyo. Hlneo Howe's uniiicrcifti
disaster In 1S60 , ho lias carried a long blade
for Omaha. Ills imagined strength in the
Bonnie , however , will not bo noticeable i
bo attempts nlono to punish his enemies
for bis dofont when ho foolishly ran for congress
gross two years ago.
The beautiful and bounding Vamlemark ,
who made u public exhibition ot himself two
years ago , is in the city. Ho wants a govern
iiient position of some kind , and will try to
gut the endorsement of the legislature. The
Wuhoo renegade will hardly catch on.
Toin Majors , ho of contingent fame , comes
to Lincoln nnd has finally succeeded in male
ing himself bullcvo that ho may have some
strength us u candidate for speaker. Those
who will remember Tom's candidacy for the
United States scnnto two years ago-wlici :
his only supporters were T. J. Alexander ami
Dr. McGrow , will retire to a dark room ami
laugh nt Tom's presumption in running for
speaker this year. The Peru statesman has
hud "Doe" McGrow and nnbc Elliott out
through the southeastern uart of the state ,
working up u boom. But the boom has failed
Colonel O A. Corbin of Johnson 1ms been
here a couple of times. IIo has already pre
pared a half do/on bills which ho will present -
sent to the lower house with n How of elo
quence which will cause the bones of Demos
thenes to turn quickly in their quiet grave.
One ot his bills Is to equalize the wealth of
the nation. The colonel is u versatile genius
nnd evolves strange , weird tilings.
I3errv , of Pawnee county , who will be in
the lower house , has a dozen bills already
A. E , Cady , of St. Paul , Is yet
In the light for tlio spcakorship , nnd
is coming in with considerable strength.
Cady Is clean und capable.
Coming events cast their shadows before.
The prevailing impression is that the coming
legislature is composed of some good men
but the venal element is liable to preponder
ate. The contest for the speakership will
fairly test the metal of the members of the
BniikcVs nml Kullrontl Moil Confer.
NEW YOHK , Dee. 21. An Important ; meetIng -
Ing of railroad presidents and bankers was
Jield yesterday , but adjourned till to-day.
The bankers represent the leading financial
Institutions of this country and Europe. A
plan was formed Intended to protect rail
road securities hero and abroad , which con
templates notifying railroad ofllcials , In all
cases where the management is unsatisfac
tory , the ofllcials responsible for such admin
istration bo requested to resign. The action
grows out of tlio general rate wars ,
The presidents of the western roads ngrco
that there should bo no more secret cuts , and
extra commissions will not bo paid by any
road. The announcement was also made
that the agreement for n maintenance of
rates after January 1 , 1889 , which has been
drawn up by Presidents Cable of the Kock
Island and Strong of the Atchlson , had
been signed by all the necessary parties.
Presidents Strong of the Atchison , Adams ,
of the Union Pacific , Cable of the Kock
Island , Iliighitt of tho' Northwestern , and
Vice President Hond of the St. Paul , wore
among those present.
Q.'hu Alaskan Outrages.
'RUTLAND , Vt. , Dec. 31. [ Special Telegram
to THE BEE. I Dr. II. Mclntyre , for nine
teen years superintendent of the Alaska seal
fluhcrles , replies to the charges of immoral
ity. IIo nays the bestowal of ono'swifo upon
a stranger was an ancient custom of the cm-
tire people inhabiting the borders of Uchrlng
sea. The practice Is not wholly extinct. A
better sentiment is , however , growing up
nmong thoin. "Wu challenge the world to
produce an example of greater improvement
mental , moi-fil or material thun wo tire
nblo to show on the Seal islands. "
WABIIIKGTON , Dec. 21. H. A. Gllddcn ,
ngcnt of the treasury department at Seal
Islands from 183'J to isSS , was before the in
vestigating committee to-day and said ho did
not think that tli era was any truth In the
printed charges of outrages , etc.
Vlllnrd' * Kloolrio Mulit Solioinr.
Nuw YOHK , Dec , 21. [ Special Toloijrnin
to TUB UBE.I Forty millions of dollars is
now said to bo the sum which Henry VII-
Jard's backers will put into the scheme for
forming an olcctrio light syndicate. Until
lie went to Europe Edison was n director in
the Kdlson com puny , anil ills belli ) veil ho
will enter the directory ngaln after tlio next
election , Slnro his return from ( iormnny
Vlllard appears to havu unlimited capital at
Ills command.Vilhin thn last few months
io haw gone into the market und bought up
about all the floating stock of the Edison
company. Hut this b only a stopping-stone
to n gigantic combination of olcctrio systems
which will result In tha formation of a big
stock company to control tliu business of
electric lighting In the United Slates.
Youthful Imt Smooth
BoiTpXi Doc. 31 , ( Special Tclt'xrara to
THB 13uK.j Trouble exists among the em
ployes of the Western Union telegraph ofilco
liore and thn company hu been obliged to
discharge some of tlicm In order to protect
Itsolf. TLo company lint lost in defalcations
many [ Uousiuuls of dollars. The List com
bination discovered Involves largely the jncs-
ecngcr boys. They nre paid 2 > tf cents for
each mcM9KO , To the astonishment of the
ofllciali tnnny of tha boys were making KO u
\veclc niilary , Investigation showed that the
boys had made f l o entries. A number of
receiving c lurks ami bookkeepers are mixed
up In other frauds nd leitSMtlcmal
Gen oral llrooke lias issued n now sot
of rulsi governing1 roqiualtlous for sub-
Alston co stores.
ANOTIIEU LONDON MUKDEU.
Jnclc tlio III prior Ucllovoil to Have
TrlciJ ft Now Method.
LONDON , Dec. 21. The body of n womnn
whoso name U unknown was found yester
day morning in the suburbs of London. An
empty bottle lay alongside the body , and. the
Impression first formed was that the woman
had committed suicide. At the coroner's Inquest -
quest to-day , however , physicians
who examined the body testified
that there were no signs of
polsonlnir , nnd declared their belief that the
woman had been murdered by strangulation.
There was n mark on the woman's neck
which nhoweil that a small cord had been
tied tightly around It. The woman was nn
outcast , Some persons bollovo her mur
derer Is Idontlcixl with tha Whltochnpel mur
derer , whom , they think , has adopted n now
method of disposing of his victims.
NebrriHkn nml lown Pensions.
WASIIINOTOX , Dec. 21. [ Special Tcleernm
t TriK HKR.l Pensions granted Nebraskans
to-day : Increase James F. Knight , Lin
coln ; John 13. McFaddcn , Ncnl ; John P.
Benders , Tecutnseh ; Donjamin S. Pindar ,
Sterling ; Dennis Decked , Emmet ; Noble
Sanford , Red Cloud.
Pensions for lowans : Original Invalid
Daniel Wiitcrbury , Avoca ; John M. ThtJmas ,
Kcosauqua ; Sylvester Warner , Dos Molncs.
increase Lawrence Ivors , Guthrlo Center ;
John Hpch , Muscntino ; Joseph Bradley ,
Fall-Held ; Hiclmrd H. Morgan , Newmarket ;
Napoleon Dorset' , Anamosaj Harry Haushen-
bcrgcr , Morniag Sun ; Charles Chlckering ,
Ucd Oak ; Adam Sehmitt ; Nlehol Station.
Hi'lssuo and increase Theodore D. Weed ,
Mason City. Kcissue John H. Slmmino ,
Colo. Orisinnl widow , otc. batnantha ,
mother of Courtland Wells , Toledo.
Hunting tlio Whitnclmjicl Fiend.
MoNTiir.AL , Dee , 21. [ Special Telegram to
Tin : UKK. ] Inspector Andrews , of Scotland
Yard , arrived hero yostordav from Toronto
nnd left last night for New Yorlt to look for
the Whltcchapcl murderer. It is said there
wore twenty-three detectives , two clerks and
0110 inspector employed on the Whitechapol
murder cases , and tlmt the police were with
out n jot of evidence upon which to arrest
"How many men have you working in
America ! "
"Half a dozen , " he replied. Then , hesi
tating , ho continued : ' American dctectlvo
agencies have olTored to Und the murdoreron
salaries and the payment of expenses , but
we can do that ourselves. "
J y dm AVlilto Cn ] > < ! .
WAHAMI , Intl. , Dec. 21. [ .Special Telegram
lo Tin : UISB.J There is much excitement in
the vicinity of Claysville , n small plnco a few
miles cast of North Manchester , over the ap
pearance of a band of White Caps. Joseph
Cullers , who livos.ncar Claysvillo , was met
while on his way homo by a crowd of masked
men , who , without saying a word , took Cul
lers , bound , gagged and tied him to n tree ,
and gave him a fearful beating. The Wlnto
Caps gave him to understand that he must
make : i radical change in his manner of liv
ing nnd then rode away. Cullers is reported
to bo n wife beater , nnd much feeling has
been worked up against , him.
"Knrnicr" ( iiinning. * Arrestort.
NOUWAI.K , Conn. , Dec. 21. | Si > ccial Tele
gram to TUB HBU. ] Thomas U. Gunnings ,
the young man who marrioJ Senator Stan
ford's niece , anct astonished the farmers of
the vicinity by lavish expenditures , is now
under arrest. Ho loft the town a month
ago. His wife alleged that ho took with
him considerable money bolonglncf to her ,
and she instituted divorce proceedings ini-
mediatoly after being deserted , and also in
stituted criminal proceedings iicr.iinst him.
Ho returned last night and was immediately
CHICAGO , Dec. 21. Freight car burglaries
have been of frequent occurrence in the
Louisville , Now Albany & Chicago switching
yards during the last four weeks , and after
much trouble the police have located the
headquarters of the gang , which has been
doing all the work. In the basement of a
lodging house on Clark street tlio oflicers
found a w.lfeon load of plunder , which had
been stored there by the gang. 'Tho police
this morning made a descent upon the place
and captured nine men , who are supposed to
bo concerned in the robberies.
Affairs at Suukim.
SAUKIM , Dec. 21. Tlio British force passed
a quiet night. A few of the enemies hero
have boon seen in the distance The mcn-of-
war have been recalled from Handoub.
LONDON , Dec. 21. The bad quality of
bayonets nnd sabres used by the troops at
Sunkim Is much commented upon. Fully
ono hundred of the English rifles used by the
blacks wore twisted or broken. The natives
are in n state of consternation over the rumor
that the British will bo withdrawn. Peti
tions nro being signed generally - asking for
the occupation or destruction of Itandoub
and the capture of Osmnn Digna.
G. C. Calkins , the confidential friend of
Congressman Laird , is In the city. He is in
receipt of n letter from John Barsby , who is
at Eureka Springs with Mr. Laird. This
letter states tlmt Congressman Gunther of
Wisconsin had telegraphed to Mr. Laird ns
to how ho felt , nnd the Inttor replied : "I am
hero bedfast , but Improving. " Inside of half
an hour Mr. Harsby and Mr. Lulrd had
walked into the city , where Mr. Laird was
greeted by many friends. Mr. Calkins say *
that Mr. Lulrd is not only out of danger , but
is recovering as rapidly as his friends could
hope for. _ _
Tim Power ofGrood.
PAUIS , Deo. 21. A chemist's assistant
named Pastra Uoaussior was arrested to-day
charged with the poisoning of sixteen per
sons in Havre. Tlio supposed motlvo for the
crime was a deslro to ruin his employer und
obtain the business , himself.
AiinM'iiiA. Dec. 21. A special from
Indianapolis sayf , : John Wnnnamakor will
bo a member of the now cabinet. Ho has
not been formally notillod of his appoint
ment , but knows that u portfolio will be ten
dered to him.
The G. A. 11. I5nunm ] > mont ,
MILWAUKIIR , WI . , Deo. 21. The national
council of administration of the Grand Army
to-day decided to hold the encampment next
year in Milwaukee , the opening day being
August a" .
Maltos tliu lives o ( many pcoplo miserable ,
causing distress after eating , sour ttomacli ,
Kick hcadaclie , heartburn , loss of appetite ,
a faint"allL'ciio"fooling , Imd taste , coated
_ . . tongue , nnd Irrcsu'arlty ' o !
DlfltrOSS tlio boweli. nynpepsladocs
After Ilot Ect we" ot ltscW > u
requires careful attention ,
aHJ a remcdy Ilko Hood's
lr. , wtilcli acts gently , yelctUclently. [
It toni'5 tli9 itonacli , rcgulultij the
tlon , cjcatci a cued ap >
petltu , lianlilits licadacUo ,
ami retroslics the mind.
" I have been trcublod with dyspepsia , I
li&d but lltllc appetite , rmd what I did eM
Moorf. dlstrested mo , or did mo (
no"rt little good. Alter eatlnc I
UUtn would liave a faint or tlied ,
all'gooe Iccllnff , as though I lud not oaten
anythliic , lly trcnbla was aggravated by .
r.iybuklnospainting. L t
fprlup I took Hood's Sar-
Bsparill * . which did mo an
lincionso amouut ot good , It c.ive ii'.s an
rrprtlto , ftud my ( oed relished aud satisfied
tlio craving I lind previously experienced. "
Gr.ou'jc A. lUoc. Watcrtowii , Mais. :
BJU liy all itrurctiti , f 11 ill ( or g ) . fnjaatt oolj
IOC Doses Ono Dollar
FROM THE HAWKEYE STATE ,
The Dlgglo Poisoning Oaao Nearly
Ready For the Jury.
SUPREME COURT DECISIONS.
A Sinn's Skull Crunlicil In a Vrcc-For-
All Klclit nt les Moltics
Knloonlsts I'ny Tliclr
JUrs. DIculo'M Ti-lnl.
MASOV CITV , In , , Doc. 21. [ Special Tele
gram to Tin : HKR.J The defense in the
Dlgglo murder trial closed their testimony at
3 o'clock to-day. Quite n sensation occurred
this afternoon when the ilefcnso put Stone
on the stand. His testimony was that on the
morning of George Dlgglo's death ho over
heard the deceased soliloquize as follows !
"It lean got that morphine , or gel her to
got it , I will pass out of this world without
any trouble , nnd I don't earn what becomes
of her. " Mr. Stone's reputation for honesty
is good , and although the attorneys for the
state poured in n red-lint crossicxaniinatlon ,
they failed to accomplish tholr purpose.
The defendant was on the stand from 10
until after 3 o'clock. She tcstllled that
she was In the habit of using
morphine occasionally : that she pur
chased CO cents' worth on May 24 ; thai
she placed It in the pocket of her wrapper ;
tlmt she hung the wrapper In her bed room ;
that her husband was searching hur room
for n ilroH for the liltlo girl ; Unit lie did
not got the dress ; that she got the garment ,
which was In the dining room , for him , He
asked mo to drink Uio beer which ho had
lK > urcd out. County Attorney Humphrey
opened the argument for the state , and he
was followed by Attorney Nnisal. H will be
given to Ihe jury ahoul noon to-morrow. It
Is now generally believed tlmt the jury will
disagree , or that the accused will bo given
Four DODCIK , la. , Doc. 31. [ Special Telegram -
gram to Tin : Hiu.J : News of u remarkable
case , and one' disclosing a disgusting degree
of human depravity , comes to this city from
Coulvllle , A small mining village seven miles
south of hero. Thursday evening three
miners Steve Packett , William McCarthy
and John Toohcy , 1 > eon companions went
togclhcr to the isolated farmhouse of Fred
Smith , an inoffensive German , living a few
miles from Coalvillo , where ho and his wife
resided alone. After securing entrance into
the room they forcibly expelled Mr. Smith ,
retaining Mrs. Smith , who was compelled to
occupy ono bed with the three men during
the night and submit to their fiendish de-
sires. When thrown out of his own house ,
Mr.Smith repaired to his barn near by , whory
ho spent the night , thinking , as ho states ,
that the men would not harm his wife. Early
in the morning the scoundrels took hasty
leave of Ihe place , and when Iho'husband
came to the house ho found his wife pros
trated. Smith nl once swore out a warrant
before a local constable , charging the brutes
with rape. But they hud already realized
their crime and took u hasty departure.
Slioi-lII Adams , of this city , at once began to
search for the men , but only one , Steve
Packett , lias yet been found. The other two ,
apparently , made good their escape.
Drowned In Wall hnko.
CAIIKOI.L , In. , Dec. Si. [ Special Telegram
to Tun BKK.J A sad case of drowning oc
curred near Lake View yesterday. As the
twelve-year-old son of W. M. Purkson , who
lives on the east side of Wall lake , was re
turning from school across the lake the ice
gave way beneath him , and he sunk out of
sight. His Httlo sister , who was accompany
ing him , seeing him disapi > iar. ran forward
and throw herself in after him. Mr. Park-
son , father of the children , who had been'
watchitiK them from the bank of the lancy
seeing the accident , ran out upon the ice and
succeeded in saving Hie girl , bul Iho boy was
drowned before the father's oyos.
The Supreme Court.
DBS MOI.MS : , la. , Dec. 21. [ Special Tolo-
grain to TUB UKU. ] The supreme court
W. Starr vs G. M. Hlatnes ot al , uppel-
lanl ; Marion district ; afllrmod.
C. Zimmerman vsFarmcrs' Insurance com
pany , appellants ; Iowa district ; reversed.
J. A. Saville , appellant , vs William Chal
mers ; Washington district ; reversed.
H. J. P. Miller vs Chicago. Milwaukee &
St. Paul railroad company , appellant ; Car
roll district ; reversed.
In the matter of the will of David R. Fos
ter , deceased ; Clay ton circuit ; reversed.
Foster & Ilunnuin , appellants , vs George
W. Uyrno ; Clinton district ; reversed ; Judge
S. C. Pickoll , appellant , vs J. D. Garrison ,
sheriff ; Harrison dislricl ; afllrmcd.
Rea ft Co. vs. W. J. Scully , appellant ; Ko-
okuk district ; afllrmed.
State vs J. Robinson , appellant ; Council
Bluffs superior ; affirmed.
J. IJ. Nee vs Chicago , Burlington & Quincy
railroad company , appellant ; Marion dis
trict ; afllrmcd.
State vs M. McTlght , jr. , appellant ; Polk
district ; afllrmcd.
State'vs Jennings & Cn&ford , appellants ;
Kcokuk district ; afllrmcd.
Sluto vs M. Wyatl , appellant ; Polk dis-
Iricl ; iifllnncd.
Slate vs James Brunlff , appellant ; Polk
district ; alllrmed.
Minn3apolU * & St. Louis railroad company
vs E. H. Cox , appellant ; Webster district ;
T. M. Harrison vs William Shaw Adamson -
son , appellant ; Palo Alto district ; afllrmcd.
S. C. McPhcrron vs W. W. Russell et nl ,
appellants : Page districl ; affirmed.
Junes , Dickey & Co. vs J. F. ilukcr ot nl ;
Carroll district ; nlllrmcd.
J. H. Gnlllth , appellant , vs L. II. Utloy
und F. C. Cromwell ot al ; Franklin district ;
Brown & Sons , appellants vs Clara C.
Smith ct nl ; Wright district ; dismissed ,
S. L. Worden , administrator , VH the
Ilumcston &Shonnmlnah Railway company ,
upjiollaiit ; Page district ; nlllrmed.
Owen McIConna vs Andrew D. Hey , ap
pellant ; tlumboldt circuit ; nillrnicd. !
John Henderson , appellant , vs Gcorga S.
Rainbow ; Shel > y districl ; afllrmed. :
W. L. Sedgewlck , nppollant , vs the Illinois
Central Railroad company ; Black Hawk
district ; afllrmed.
John McShune , appellant , vs Board of Di
rectors of Iho Independent dislricl of Picas-
anl Grove et al ; Blnckhawk district ; uf-
A Tijpgotly ni Dcs Dialling ,
flr.s MOINBS , In , , Deo" . 21. [ Special Tele
gram to Tim Bnn. ] This afternoon Ed [
Slavln and a companion , both under the in-
flueiico of liquor , entered a store kepi by
three Italians at the corner of Seventh and
Cherry streets , and began to rniso n row ,
They were finally driven out and then began
throwing stones nt tlio doors and windows.
The Italians wont out and attempted to i stop
them , and were led into a free light , . during
which ono of the Italians numod Dlpompa
procured n hammer and lilt Slavln on the
lead , crushing his skull. Thn three Kalians
were urrextcd and Sluvin will probably die.
KEOKUK , la. , Dec. 21 , ( Special Telegram
to Tim BEE.I Louis Barnes Coni appeared
in the superior court this morning and paid
(500 in gold In full settlement of the judg
ments against him entered Juuo 11 on the
charge of selling Intoxlcatinglhjuors contrary
to law. Mrs. Charles Hennenmn was before
.ho court this morning and pleaded guilty to
line counts of Helllii ( , ' liquor contrary to law.
A Terror to Tramps.
M-iiuiuu/roiY.v , la. , Den. 21. [ Spoclul
I'clepram to Tnc BEK. ] The city and county
mthoritlos have combined to obnto the
ramp nuisance , which IB just now bocommg
isorious annoyance. They buve placed a
ilons pile ou one of the principal street cor-
iera , and when trumps appear they are ar-
rosled as vagrants and are compelled to
Etouo ( jt Uva ' fc cd uud wutsr ,
About n dozen stout fellows 'liaro been nt
work on thq pile to-day , with very satisfac
tory results. 1C , this does'not break up the
tramp nulsunco it will nt least render some
- ' vl "
A Ili-.ikoman Killed.
RtmivES , In.vDcc. 31. [ Special Telegram
to Tin : BnE.IJames Dlckorson , a brakeman -
man on n Mll\ra1ikeo freight , while switch *
ing cars ycstorijay , here , caught his foot In n
frog nnd was run over nnd killed , His for-
lacr homo was nt lirltt , Hancock county.
i i i
THIS CHAKTKIt COJIMITTEIi
A Cliock ,1'roposcd , on Municipal
ItccklD-sriticBf ) niul Unreality.
The charter1 committee mot ngaln yester
day afternoon , ' ntid completed the reading of
the existing sections of the charter. The
members of the city council were ngaln
absent. Clauses 102 , 1(13 ( and 1 < M , conferring
certain powers on the mayor nnd council ,
wore adopted without change , but UVS
was of n different nature. It
roads ! "Lands , houses , moneys , debt * duo
the. city , and property and assets of every de
scription belonging to any city governed oy
this act , shall bo exempted from taxation ,
execution nnd sale. Judgments against such
city shall bo paid out of tlio general fund , or
If the council so determine , by a tax lo bo
levied al Iho tlmo of Iho annual low on nil
taxable property witnln the city limits. " The
opinion of the comuilttoo was that the time
had ooiiio for the people to bo protected from
Illegal expenditures , to pay whieh they
would bo heavily taxed. The qucsilon was
referred to Charles Hrown ami Andrew
Rosowntor as n committee , and they pre
pared the following addition to the section ,
which was carried unanimously :
"The mayor and city clerk are prohibited
from confessing judgment for any claim In
curred for work done or material furnished
during any year after the limit of Indebted
ness has been re.iehed or anticipated by pre
vious obligations incurred , nud no judgment
for material or labor shall bo entered by the
courts against the city for any such claimant
unless it shall be clearly shown that such
claim is not in contravention of the pro
visions hereof , bul the mayor who shall have
approved of , and the inoinbors of tlio eitv
council by whose vote such obligations shall
have been Incurred , shall bo held liable for
the full amount of such obligations. "
The salary clauses In the charter were
next considered , and il was suggested that
$1,200 per annum was sufllclent to pay for
the work performed by Uio presenl street
commissioner. Jt was also thought the legis
lature might see lit to so niter the organiza
tion of the board of works a * to require the
street commissioner to bo n member of the
board , and tlmt in case It did , lie would fullv
earn the f lbOO at present p.ild. The matter
was allowed to stand. It was recommended
that In future the boiler inspector bo a
duly quallMcd nii'ctintiicnl engineer , and that
the salary attached to the office bo fliKi. (
The error relating to the salary of the lire
and police commissioner.thill crept into the
projcnt charter , was corrected , and the
amount placed nttOJJcach , instead of collec
Section 171 provides that no ono furnish
ing tlio city with supplies or material of any
kind , can hold a municipal oUco ! , and Mr.
Fumy thought it kept some good business
men out of the council , but a general dis
cussion resulted in the committee deciding
that it. was bolter lor the city
to lese the .service of a few
good mon than risk the chance
of jobbery in connection with the city con
tracts. The section was allowed lo stand us
at present. The reintimlng clauses were al
lowed to pans without comment , with the ex
ception of 173 , whieh w.is referred to a
special commiU < > e for more definite in
formation as to the proceedings necessary
for the removal of elective officers.
Reports of committees wrru then received.
The principal ono yifiu in relation to the pav
ing of the streetsby the railways whieh run
through them. An amendment was recom
mended requiting the companies to
pave between tne tracks and eighteen
inches outside of each outsido'rail. .
Another RUirirestioi ) was that in case anv
company secured a franchise , put down
rails , and then did not run earn thereon for
nine months , the city should have the power
to rcniovo the rails ,
This led to n general discussion as to the
indiscriminate gtyintiun : of franulilties , and it
was suggested Hint in futiiro all franchise
applied for shall be publicly advertised-
order to inducts competition. The committee
then adjourned to meet again Monday after
The Beard ofl'ubiiu Works.
There was a regular meeting of the board
of public worksyesterday nftcrnood. Messrs.
Ualcoinboand Kierstend were present , Major
Fumy was absent.
Bids were examined for sewer repairs dur
ing 1SS9 , and tlio contract awarded to J. O.
Corny , the only bidder.
The followingestimatcs were next allowed :
Charles K. Fanning & Co. , street sweeping ,
510.07 ; Templotou & Morrow , for grading
in Bartlett , Housel & SJcbbin's addition ,
S1 , : > . -.M ! ) ; Hess , t Flynn , grading Ma-tha
worth streets , * 10- ! > 8.S8 ; Hugh Alurphv ,
paving Uio intersection of Ninth and Cap
itol avenue , * 1 , ! > 72.14.
The bids for constructing sidewalks from
January 1 July 1 , 1SS9 , were opened. Final
action will be taken in the matter at the next
regular meeting of the board , which takes
place oa J nnary ! . 1839.
Saved the Child.
Pedestrians on Sixteenth street were ter
ror stricken at Uio screams of n child seated
in a buggy whieh was being carried along at
a broak-neiik gallop by a runaway horse.
The terriiled child held on with both hands
to the reins and screamed for "mamma. "
The horse and buggy had been left outside a
dry goods store , near Fnruam street , and the
animal , taking fright , started to run , and
galloped furiousli north on Sixteenth. At
Jeiferaon sqtiaro a man driving an express
wagon , seeing the dangerous situation of the
child , with great presence of jiilnd , drew his
express wa on across the pathway of tliu
runaway horse. Thin brought him to a
standstill. The child was not hurt , und no
damage was done to the buggy. The little
child was terribly frightened , ' and ns soon us
the vehicle was stopped earnestly nuked to
bo taken to "mamma , back there. " Neither
the name of the child nor the expressman a
could be learned.
The Fiiiim-al ill' "Will H. "
The funeral of the Into Will S. Klggs will h
tuko place this morning at 10 o'clock from
tliu residence of the deceased , 2-107 Capitol '
avenue. The remains will bo first taken to
Trinity cathedral , whore n ctiornl funeral
nervico will bu hold , uud thence the body '
will bo borne to Forest Lawn cemetery for lu
A I'anoy N cod le-work K.vhlljlt.
The Sisters of Myrc'y will give un exhibi
tion of the fancy ncadlo-work and art pro-
iuctions of theirpupil * at the convent ,
eighteenth and CUSB/ streets this afternoon ,
it 3 : 0 o'clock , The parents and friends of (
.ho scholars uro invited to attend , :
- * -
Another Out In Dividends.
Nitw YOIIK , Dec. Sj.r The list of railroads
iVhlch hove marked Mown dividend rates was
ncrcusod to-duy by l noaction of thodlrcetors
the Omulm road lu. , declaring n dividend in
only 1 per cent on preferred Htook for the inor
ilx months ending December 111 , 1SS3 , The or
ust divided was 3 per cent , lit
SICK HEA WE qu tli
Fcultlrely Cured b ) an
these I/lttlo 1'lllg.
t ) |
They also rel lore Dis til
tress from Dyspepsia , XVI ,
Indigestion and Toe W
feet remedy for Dlzzl
neu , Nu3ta , Drowel
new , lad ! Taste In the lit
rain In the Bide , TOR- exwl
FID LIVER , &o. They regulate the Bowel *
and prevent Constipation and Pllei. Tbt
mall ( t and eailest to take. Only one pill a
do o. 40InThU. Purely Vegetable , I'rlct sw
OAKTEB MEDIOIME QO.Prop'ri. NtwTork. BUI
Another Wnrm Discussion. lu the
Sonata on the Tariff.
THE NICARAGUA CANAL BILL.
Sovornl Important Amendments
Adopted lit the House Until
llrnnclics Adjourn for tlio
WASHINGTON . Deo. 21. In the senate to
day three additional memorials were pre
sented , numerously signed , irom three voting
precincts in Orangoburg county , South Car
ollnn , alleging a denial of the right of voting
In the late election and praying for nn inves
The public printing deficiency bill was re
ported back without amendments and
passed. It appropriates SC3.000 for thai pur
pose and W,0H ) for observation of the eclipse
of the sun on the Istof January next.
The resolution offered yesterday by Mr.
Teller for the appointment of n co'iiinltteo to
Investigate theolllcoof the supervising ar
chitect of the treasury was taken up.
Mr. Vest moved to amend the resolution
by making it Include also the ndmlnlstrution
ol the last supervising architect.
Mr.'Teller accepted the amcndmeut.
Finally , after considerable debate , an
amendment by Mr. Hiiwloy , striking out the
preamble and merely instructing the com
mittee on public buildings to investigate the
conduct of tlio ofilco , wan acroed to.
The resolution ollercd yesterday by Mr.
Plumb , culling on the secretary of the treas
ury for u statement as to the purchase of
bonds , was agreed to.
The semite then took up the tariff bill , re
suming consideration at schedule 1 , ( cotton
manufactures ) .
Mr. Vest moved to amend the first para
graph of the schedule by striking out the
words ' ' 10 chills per pound , " as npplled to
thread , yarns , etc. , valued at not excepting
2 , " ) cunts per pound , nnd Inserting the words
" ; ! " ) per cent ad valorem. " Tlio amendment
was dobati'd at considerable length by
Messrs. Vest nnd Iliscock.
Mr. Cokorend with many comments the
testimony of i'lionms CVDounoll , u spinner
in Fall Ulvcr , Mass , , showing that for him
self , wife and two children , he had not
earned $150 in a year , that he had had mi
help from tlio outside ; that ho had little
fuel or food during the preceding winter ;
that his wlfu had only ono dress , costing
about f'J , since her iniirriugc , six years before
fore ; that this condition of things existed for
more than six yonrs ; that it was not confined
to him' but that there could not be ioss'than
ono thousand oporativcs In Fall Hlver in a
like condition. That , said Mr. Coke , is tlio
condition of protected American workmen ,
to pay whom and to support whoso families
the American people are taxed an
averages ofIT per cent on everything tliey
eat , drink or wear , even on the grave clothes
of the dead.
Mr. Dawcs admitted that such cases did
exist , but ho asked Mr. Coke which was the
hotter remedy to furnish employment or
take it away. He showed that the amount
of deposits in the Massachusetts savings
hanks was SU15IOOUOO ( , anil that 75 per cent
of that amount represented the d jsits of
Mr. Coke turned from the cotton opera
tives of Massachusetts to the mines of Penn
sylvania , and quoted the testimony of John
Jarott , to the effect that the condition of the
coal miners , numbering at least yo.OtX ) , li
"pitiable and miserable. " Tins is protec
tion. This is the policy which is claimed to
have hud the sanction of tlio American people
ple at the late ole -lion. This policy has
never been endorsed by tha American people
ple , und never will be. "
Mr. Iluwlcy said lie did not know , in the
state of Connecticut , any such people as
O'Dmmcll. . There were everywhere
some shiftless , drinking , idle tnun
who could not pet , a livinc ,
but In the savings bank of Connecticut ,
with a population of liTOUOO , the deposits
amounted to $102,000,009 , mostly the savings
of servants and operatives. Massachusetts
had u proportionate amount in her Ravings
banks. These two facts were a most em
phatic answer to what the senator from
Texas hud been saying about the condition
of the people of Now England.
Mr. Hoar also replied to Mr. Coke. Ho
denied that there was any such condition of
things us that described. It was not n true
picture of the working people of New Hug-
land. The stuff which the senator from
Texas talked of and read was pure non
The bill went over without action on Mr ,
The senate bill to provide for the disposal
of certain public lauds of the United States
under the provisions of the homestead law
was taken from the calendar and passed.
After an executivu session the senate ad
journed till January 2.
WASIII.NOTO.V , Dec. 21. After some routine
business tlio house went into committed of
the whole on the Nicar.iguan bill , The op
ponents of the bill continued to offer amend
ments , which were in most cases voted
On motion of Payson of Illinois an amend
ment was adopted providing that all bonds ,
stocks and certificates shall be ibsued at the
principal ofllces in Now York City ; also that
all shares , bonds , certificates und other evi
dence of Indebtedness shall bo paid for only
in cash , to bo paid into the company's treas
ury and used for corporate purposes.
The amendment by Mi * . Hollman was
adopted , providing that the directors shall
be citizens of the LJnitod Slates or Nicaragua ,
und n majority shall be citizens and residents
of the United States.
In the course of a speech in support of the
bill Mr. Dates watd ho did not think it would
bo necessary for the United States to main
tain a large nuvy to protect American intor-
c.sts on the Utlimus , nor did hu think the
prosecution of the enterprise would luvolve
the country in u foreign war. While he
would not welcome war ai any time , ho was
not sure that If the cause of the United
States was Just , a foreign war would bo of
detriment to this country. Ho was appre
hensive tlmt nothing would over completely
eradicate sectionalism In this country except
foreign war , and , if 11 had no other bene
ficial result , such a war would bo worth the
Mr. Herbert coincided with the views of
Mr. MiicDonald of Minnesota offered an
amendment , providing that no change of con.
L't-KsloiiH by Nicaragua and Costa iilca shall
bo made which in any way effects Uio rights
of American citizens , or the right of the gov-
L'rninenl of the United States to have a voice
governmental control or the UBO of the
L-annl , until the eoiuent of the United Status
shall have been llrst irlvcn.
Mr. Scolt warmly advocated the construc Ii
tion and complete control of a canal by the
The amendment was adopted ,
On motion of Mr. Hlnml , mi amendment
viis adopted providing that the United Stales C
ovcrnmcnt Muill nol be slopped from oxer-
islng al any time any righls or powers Unit
low exist by virtue of the lawn of nations , or
hat may bo acquired through treaty stlpula-
Ion relnllvo to the transportation of Amer-
can cltUciiu and their property through the
Mr. Hakor of Illinois offered an amend-
nent providing tlmt the government of the B
Jnlted StutcH shall at any tltno , at Its own
ptlon , have the right to purchase the entiri )
iroporty at a price equal to Its actual coxt ,
i-ltli , Interest at the rate of D per cent per
nnum. This was rejected , but It was agreed
hut it might bo offered In tlio house.
The committee then rose , nnd the previous
uestlon was then ordered on the bill and
Mr. Gear of Iowa succeeded In getting
lirough it bill Increablng to $50 per month
lie. pension to Jacob Itobers , u veteran of the
'ar of 1812 , und the house adjourned till
Vednendiiy , January 2 ,
Cleveland Going to Kuropo.
Dia'S8Ei.g , Deo. 21 , The Independence
Iclgo announces that President und Mrs ,
lloveland will visit Kuropo soon lifter the G
xplration of Cleveland's term of ofilce , aud D
rill roinuin for * erne time in this city. a
Ilalded by ,
LONDON , Dec , 21. Hanus of brltfiua * are r
souring Kulrous , Several villages have
ooa raldod und ohriaMtm Inhabitants nut-
icred. TUe Turkuti uuthoriUsi r ' help-
Voot iWi * fcj Tic&s i c > t > cvviN3) . .
Horn. Gvuu.Uk9 > \Vlrvu ' 'cncs * a' } A.iu.lttotches
iinKCS B"u C4rt loWt . .nlntc9 * . \iVCS.
Thus the ' " RBustEmg" conquers pain ,
Makes RflAN or BEAST well again Y
ZULU MAGNETIC OIL.
< - ' ! " ? ? SolMvnter'A11sn"ll : , ! .
I'HLI'AIH tijr cxiiri'M nil ivrrlpl of | > rlco It tuur
ilnik'sm docs not keep II. I'llcod.'O.
ZULU HEALING OINTMENT.
or cxprpM Vn n > cpii < t"f "iirko It jour
ourcnnj liml boxes' biiiiUlii more limn four time *
Hi imicliim niiy nllicrlmltloor iincVnuo n. M.MUI to
riininln , HM nitlclu Hint will ilo the work w
: i. our iwinirMlnni to do.
THE SANTFOHD UFO. CO. ,
Omaha , Neb , Solo proprietors.
l'tniu - at rotnll In Oinalin , by liului Vi Co. , Goo. AY. IMrr , John \V. Hell ,
anil H. 11. KaniHvtorlh.
Electro "Magnetic lelts I |
The Grandest Triumph ol Electric Science Sci-
cnllllcally Made nnd Practically Applied.
' DISEASE CURElWiTllJT MEDICINES I
| lT WBLL CURE TIIU Poln In Ihr HHP ! , 1ltp , Henri nr I.lmli * , IS'rrv
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, ALL ELSE FAILS.
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stciiityiii'rvcsMiilcoinfortnlilo nloeiiHtnlRlit. " Unlit. Hall , * Monnan , K > < > in t Stith StreetNow Ynilt. olc.
nn. uonvirs Ki.Ecrno.jua.
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only ono In thn world ( rencratlnr
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. 'rarroit. Scientific.powerful. Imrablp , Contnlnn 1U ! toloti '
Comfortable and KITocllvo. Avo. ' Blcctrlclty. Ui'iiu. ,
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UEFEllESCES Anv b.nli. cnmtn.rcl.,1 .Kwj orXStStow MipanlA ThmVnT : in"S onrt wTrth.
wlinl 5 lo hu'ifjilnClilCKBoi wUok' uluilniEilttii1Sanicn tmliatlon . KUCTaiC 'llUS sii yult IlL'lTl'UE.
FriincUco and V O.VOO cured Send etoiay rorlllualiatoj Mun
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NHIIVOI'S ] ) iSl-AHI .HUAIACI113.CN8Til ( ) > ATINCSTI\'tWKSd.COMl ( ) ( I'KCI'LIAIt
TO I.'I-.MAMS : : , J-AINS IN TUB IIACIC , uuAOKimi i'-ni5i.i.\cs.vc.iNiU5HsTioN ; , ntu.ioiis-
Nl-ISy. KHVUII , 1NKI-A&IMATION OK TIIK IIOWH1.S I'llMS. nml nil rteranK'Mnoiits of tliu In
ternal Viscera. Purely vegetable , containing no mercury , mineral or deleterious drugs.
HAJMVAV'S I'JU.S are a cure for this complulnt. They tona up the Interim ! secretion * to
healthy action , lesloio htreiiBth to tlio btouiai'h r-.liil cn.iblult l pcn'orm UH fimctlouti. The
symptoms of UVSI'Ul'Sl A disappear , unit with them the liability to contract dlseasui.
- PERFECT DIGESTION -
Will be accomplished by taking HA1)\VA1"S 1MU.S. liy sodolmr , DVSrni'SrA , HIC'IC JIHAD-
ArilK , I'OI'I. ruMACM , IIIlJOrSNKSa will 1) avoided and the food tlmt la cuU-n coutrlbuto 1W
nourishing properties or the xupport of the natural was to of tlio body. 1'rluo U'u ceutu. Hold by nl
WITH UADWAY'S UKADV UKl.lKl" tlioro Is no IliaTIiR UHMKUV for 1'KVKB or AGUB
That " poor back" 3 held responsible for more than Us share of the suffering * of
mankind. If your dog bites a man wlio Iieks it , do you blame the dog ? On Uic same
principle the Uidncys utter their protest against nervousness , impure blood , and
resulting constipation. 1 hcsc force them to do cxtraordinaiy vtorlc in ridding the
iystem of the poisons which arc the result of effete mailer retained in the
blood. Then the sulTercr says the buck aches ; the kidneys arc < lis-
eased. "Not yet ; " but they will be unless the nerves arc strengthened ,
the blood purified , and the constipation removed. These are the causes
of kidney troubles , and Painc's Celery Compound removes tUcm quickly ,
With its tonic , purifying , and laxative effect , it also ilrciijjthcns the weak
kidneys , making it almost infallible in curing all diseases of the ncrvc.i and kid-
neys. If your hopes of cure have not been realbcd , try I'niue's Olery Com-
pound ; it gives perfect health to all who complain of "their poor backs. " Pries fl.00.
SOLD iiv DRUGGISTS. SEND TOR ILLUSTUATCD I'AIR. > : .
WELLS , RICHARDSON & CO. , Proprietors ,
BURUNGTOH , VERMONT.
THERE IS NOTHING MORE Al'1'ROrRIA.TJI THAN A KIN'li
Gas or Oil Lamp.
We have n Uiuutiful Selection of Genuine
inporlctl G'crnmn ami H'rcnc'li Talilu E timpx , I'orliD'lo .Sl
Wroimlit Iron Hall I tiiups Silver niul Itrass I'lano I-iii
Five O'c-locjJt 'B'ca Kelllv , I'roncli Ilroir/.oi , JIUUH1 : :
For the Holiday Trade. We liavn thrtu iepr.ra'e ' loom * for our
3AS FIXTUKKS I > iJl AMTJT KXrr A.\I > ASt'V KOO.1IS ! JTIA'UST IfW
Til 13 WESTS
FHE HUSSEY & DAY COMPANY
409-411 South I5th Street.
uta Warm IVe/ciunc to One and All at 1522 Oouyi'as St.where
may fie Found a Large and Beautiful Assortment of
Biiiles , s anil Hymnals ,
Slngloand Insets. ) DJctonui'les and Holders H ml n elegant line of
3IUBli Sets , Gold Pans , Pencils and Silver Match Safes , Undies' unct
fonts' PockctlaookB und Purset- , Portfolios , L p Tablets , Wrltlny
Desks. Photo , Auto nd Ssrap.Ibun'j , Girt Hooks from the i-Htlo
loms to tljoEleflnfit Etoliinrjs , Onildrsn-'a oUj ; & Gui-nca , ttijtl In f ict
verythlng to pleaBO youroclfwn'J ( rJend" ? . A. ovnipctsiit ct of fi
en r ady nd pleased to * huvgoodb ,
H.M. & . S.W.JONES ,
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