Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, January 15, 1889, Image 1

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And a Fatal Collision Occurs on the
Severn ! Passengers More or hCH 4 In-
Jurcd nnd llio Wreck CoiiHUincd ,
\y \ FlamoH ijlMt of
ttio Killed.
Another Hnllrond Disaster.
CI.GVIMS'I : > , O. , Jnn. 14. A frightful
wrcclt occurred on the Now York , Pennsyl
vania it Ohio railroad near Tallmadgc , O. ,
tills morning , n passenger train colliding
with ono suction of a freight which had
broken In two. Eight persons were killed
and a dozen Injured. The list of killed is as
follows :
HOUEUT HUNT1NGTON , of Gallon , O. ,
passenger engineer.
W1LEIAM WALTEUS , of Gallon , pas
senger llrcman.
.1. I-1. KUSHFOKD , of Gallon , freight
brnkcmun ,
WILLIAM LUNOY.of Salamanca , N. Y. ,
1 express messenger.
MARY ANN LYON , of Idaho , .ig'cdsix ;
tlokctcd Rccnnd class to Cherry Crock , N. Y.
Four of the Injured are in a serious condi
A Leader special1 from Akron gives the
folli wing particulars of the wreck :
At a:27 : this t morning train No. 8 , cast
bound , while rounding u uurvo one anil a
half miles cast Of Tnllmngu , came suddenly
upon part of freight train No. Hi. There was
a dense fog. and this conspired with other
things to miike the accident lic.yond human
power to avert. Engineer Harlington had
just time to reverse his engine when the
dreadful crash came. Ho was instantly
The freight was heavy , and while it was
climbing a grade a coupling parted about the
middle of the train. It was decided to resort
the common expedient of doubling up.
Flagmen were -Immediately sent out ,
one cast anil another west , to warn
any approaching train , lirnkcitmii Hradloy
was sent alicad to Hag the cast bound pas
senger , which was known to lie about duo.
Mcentiino the llrst part of the broken
freight train was taken to Talmadgo station.
The engine then returned to the second part.
A signal was given which is said to huvo
been to sun mon back the flag man .stationed
at the cast. Flagman Urndlcy took it to bo
for him also , and started back to the freight.
The engineer of the freight engine says
that no recall was sounded , but , at any rate ,
Jiradlcy heard it and so went back.
The freight had Just got under motion to
go to Talmadgo when the express came
along. The momentum of the fast train
was somewhat checked by the reverse
but the crash was terrific , nevertheless. The
freight engineer mid brakcincn Jumped , and
escaped serious injury. The passenger engine
was crushed into bits tind mingled with thu
wreckage behind it. The freight engine
reared up and stood almost , on end. Engineer
Huntington and Fireman Walters , of the ex-
prces , were terribly crushed. The bravo ,
engineer was disembowelled , his head
crushed and his limbs broken and doubled
up. The passenger train consisted of a com
bination baggaec and express car , and a
smoker , , common coach and two sleepers.
J'hc greatest horror came when the baggage
car and smoker , which telescoped with the
common coach , took lire. Engineer Jones ,
of the Kent yard engine , llvo miles off , begun
to be uneasy , und looking down the truck ,
saw through the trees the glare of the
burning cars. After the accident the two
telescoped coaches appeared as one , and
from the shattered and burning cars came
thu groans and shrieks of the unfortunates.
Theifcamou scene of terror , the strong
struggling to escape a horrible death by ilro ,
nnd the wounded praying for succor from
ttio flames that were fast enveloping them.
One man , Gcorgo Shaw , pinned it : by the
wreckage , managed by superhuman efforts ,
to release his lower limbs and escaped cut
nnd bruised. In the smoker were eight
Chinamen. Five were pulled out nlivo but
half dead from fright. Thrcco were never
seen after the crash , and bones and bits of
charred fie sh gathered up in u bag were all
that was found of them.
Ono of the pathetic scenes was that attend
ing tno death of the little orphan , Mary Ann
Lyon , who was being sent from Idaho on n
second class ticket to relatives in New York.
The friends whom she niado on the train
were compelled to stand idly by while the
unfortunate- child burned to death , pinned
down by the wreck of the scat in tha smok
ing car. The passengers in the rear sleeper
wcro hardly aroused by the concussions of
the wreck.
801110 Interesting Correspondence.
Losnox , Jan. 15. [ Special Cablegram to
TIIE UKI : , ] Some hitherto unpublished cor
respondence relating to Muximillian's reign
In Mexico has been sent to the Vienna Tag-
blatt from Madrid. Ono of the letters ,
written by the Archduchess Sophia to her
son , Emperor Maximillian , advises him , in
case the French abandon him , to die like u
good Hapsburg among the Mexicans , as ho
had promised. Hut should the French re
main In Mcxica , she wisher him to come
homo with his family and abdicate in favor
of Augustin Iturbido. Another letter , writ
ten by the Empress Cnrlottn , and dated
Vera Cruz , Juno IS , 18JO , un hour prior to
her departure for Europe , expresses conll-
donco that th'.1 mission will bo all right when
Napoleon has learned the truth verbally ,
The writer expresses implicit faith in Empress -
press Eugenic.
Straiten NOWH CouuuriilnR Stanley ,
| roji/4o/it/SSfli/.7il ( | ( / | ( < iM ( loiilnn llfimett. ' ]
LONDON' , Jan. 15. [ Now York Herald
Cable-Special to TUB Uii.1 : : The Chron
icle Hays , with rofarenco to the telegram that
Stevens , who rode through Europe and Asia
on a bicycle , has started to "Und Stanley : "
"Wo may say that Stevens is now la London ,
having arrived by thu Umbria on Saturday ,
and that the government will liavo Informa
tion of Stanley's safety long before Stevens
can roach the east coast of Africa. Ueccnt
letters from Stanley will bo published in
London. There are , meanwhile , certain
reasons why the exact whereabouts of the
famous traveller should not bo mudo public. "
The Interstate. Association.
CHICAGO , Jan. VI , [ Special Telegram to
Tun Hiiis.l-- There has been much specula
tion in railroad circles as to whom would bo
chairman and vice chairman of the newly
formed Interstate Hallway association.
President Adams' linn dental of the Wall
street report seems to put him out of the
question for the llrst named place , and the
western mutineers , It nppars. > . have nearly
decided that C. C. Wheeler , lute assistant
general manager of the Northwestern , and u
ur.v years uo ; general manager of the Atchl-
EOII rnad , la the man for the place. For vice
chairman of the freight department the
ibilri : > will lie between Chairmen Midxloy
and Falthorn , und of the passenger depart
ment between Chairman Abbott , of the
Western States Passenger association , and
Vice Chairman DnuiolM , of the Control Truf
fle association. President Hughitt , of the
Northwestern , it is said , will likely be uhalr-
men of the board of
Condition of llolland'a King.
Tins HAOi'i ' : , Jan. U , The coudltlou of the
king of Holland Is not improved. The cabi
net to-day dUcusscd tbo question of a pro
visional regency ,
HiimnrH ofu Miners' Hint ,
LtNCiiiifuo , Va. , Jan , M. It Is reported
that another riot h s occurred In Pocobontus
among Urn minors , but no details have been
received a you
TI1I3 IMK01'A h
Women .SiifTV.i'jI-lH Pivparjnit ' ' 'or
Active Wni-X In the Lobby ,
HiiM.usci ; , Dak. , Jan. 14. [ Special Tele
gram to Tin : HII : : . ] The Dakota legislature
in now getting down to business with n ven
geance. The memorial to congress providing
for division of the territory nnd admission
of two states at once , was presented to the
governor for his signature to-day. Although
n democrat , Governor Church is heartily In
favor of division nnd admission , as was
proven by his message to the legislature ,
and ho will give the memorial his speedy ap
proval. Arrangements are being made for
the holding of the constitutional conventions
for North and South Dakota , the only differ
ence of opinion being us to where they should
bo located. The republicans of the legis
lature have Issued a call for a caucus , which
will he held this evening , for the purpose of
deciding upon party action , and an attempt ,
will be made to form a conciliation to pass
bills over the governor's veto. The members
who live In localities where there are Institu
tions demanding Appropriations are taking
advantage of this opportunity to override the
governor's objections to largo appropria
tions , and in nil probability n two-thirds com
bination will be funned. It has also leaked
out that the republicans who desire to hold
the territorial olllces will attempt to have the
caucus endorse the plan of sending u com
mittee to General Harrison to prevail
upon him to appoint a republican gov
ernor for thu territory immediately
after March , so thai the unices may be
taken from the iloinoerats. As the legisla
ture will adjourn on March S it will bo n
( lilllciilt task to get n republican on the
ground before the body adjourns.
The proposition to compel railroad , tele
graph , sleeping car and express companies to
report , a list ol their property , and providing
that the same shall be taxed as till other
property , has caused u lively rustling in
northwestern railroad circles , and the tif'ht
between the fanner members and the rail
road representatives will bo a bitter one ,
unless tint grangers retreat from their ex
treme positions. A bill imposing n tax un-
insurance companies and compelling them to
report in certain form has been introduced.
Several prominent woman suffragists ar
rived to-day , anil an effort will bo made to
induce Miss Frances Willard to eorno to
Ulsmurck to aid in lobbying n bill granting
women the right to vole. A woman sull'rage
bill passed the legislature four years ago ,
but \vas vetoed by Governor Pierce , and it is
claimed that more than a majority of the
present members are in favor of the bill ,
i'lio bill reiiuirlng a residence of one year
before beginning action for divorce has been
reported Tavorabl.v by the committee , and
the. bill for the adoption of the Australian
system of voting is gaining ground rapidly.
All legislation is to bo framed with a view
to early statehood and with the understand
ing that this will be the last session of the
territorial legislature.
Went Virginia.
W. Va. , Jan. 14. The house
and senate met to-day , but did not do any
thing , and the deadlock stands as heretofore.
Theio is n promise from the republicans of
organization to-morrow whcnt they meet.
The Kxccutiyes ol' Several States Take
the Oath ol' Ollicc.
TorRKA , Kan. , Jan. 14. [ Special Tele
gram to Tim Hii.J : The inauguration of
Governor L. U. Humphrey and other state
ollicers took place at noon to-day In rep
resentative hall , Uriof addresses wcro made
by Governor Martin , who retires , mid by the
incoming governor. Chief Justice Horton
administered the oath of ofllce to Governor-
elect Humphrey , Associate Justices of the
Supreme Couit W. A. Johnson , Lieutenant
Governor A. J. Fell , Secretary of State
William Iliggms , Auditor of State McCar
thy , State Treasurer James W. Hamilton ,
Attorney General L. H. Kellogg , and Hon.
George W. Winans , state superin
tendent of public instruction. This evening
a reception was tendered in representative
hall to the new administration , and this was
followed by the Inaugural ball , Which was a
very brilliant affair.
General Hovcy.
IxniAXAi'OMS , Ind. , Jan. 14. General
Hovcy and Mr. Chase wcro Inaugurated gov
ernor and lieutenant-governor of Indiana at
2iO : ! this afternoon at English's opera house.
President-elect Harrison , Judge Martin-
dale and Mr. McKco occupied a private box.
1) . II. I'YaticK
JnrFRiisox CITY , Mo. , Jan. II. Hnn. D.
H. Francis was .inaugurated governor at
11:30 : this morning. There was no parade or
show , the Inauguration being the simplest
udmissablo under the law.
INDIANAPOLIS , Ind. , Jan. 14. In the state
senate to-day the republican senators , through
Senator Johnson , submitted a formal written
protest against the election of [ 'residing
( Jlllccr Foxe while thu lieutenant-governor
was ut the door. The protest was ordered
spread upon the Journal.
Joseph Kife.r.
Sriiixonr.i.o , Jan. M. Joseph Fifcr was
inaugurated governor of Illinois to-day at
1 ; 3U p , ui. _ _ _
JOIoped With ( he Kootmnii.
MONTKIIAI , , Jan. 14. [ Special Telegram to
TUB UKK.I A great sctmtion has been
caused here by the discovery of a romantic
elopement , the parties being , 'it is said , the
daughter of n wealthy New York stock
broker and his footmr.n. Tim young lady Is
a strikingly hamUomo brunette , and gives
the name of Jennie Stuart. Her lover is n
commonplace looking fellow , evidently an
Englishman. He claims his name is Thomas
Johnson. All efforts to discover their real
identity have failed since tlmir arrival a few
days aso , but Urn police have communicated
with the ft ow York authorities. The young
woman has plenty ot money and consider
able tine Jewelry.
Shouhurd FireH ills Flock.
New YOIIK , Jan. 11. [ Special Telegram to
THIS IlKB. ] The union stereotypers on the
Mall and Express are on a strike. Ever since
October the union 1ms been trying to Induce
the proprietors to pay the union bcalo of
? 1,5(1 ( , but without Huccess. The wages paid
uvoriiEKil from ? I3 to $ ' "J a week , Thursday
afternoon the man nlruclc. Then the pro
prietor agreed that the scale should bo paid ,
und so it was until Saturday , when the entire
force of eight storeotypors were discharged
and their department t'iken charge of by a
non-union printer who lost his pluco when
typographical union No , 0 got control of the
composing ; room.
Axworthy Arrltos at Toronto.
ToitoSTO , Ont. , Jfin. 14. [ Special Tele
gram to TIIR HUB.-- ] Thomas Axworthy , ex-
city treasurer of Cleveland , O. , arrived last
night , nnd will take up his residence here.
Mrs. Axworthy will arrlvn on Tuesday
Axworthy says that he will bo the only
loser by his defalcation , a'ld tliut he deplores
having to face the world anew after thirty
years of hard and honest labor , The only
dishonest act of his life , he my * , was com
mitted through the force of circumstance's
over which he had no control , His
A Koinliutry Itiivncd ,
CjuiTiiHtr.u : : , III. , Jan. 14. The
seminary at Lu Harto burned lust night ,
Loss , S.'O.UOO.
_ _
Died a Defaulter.
Kii'liHOUi ) , Va. , Jan. 14. City Collector
A. H. Woodson died last April. His no-
counts are being investigated nnd show a
shortage which may reach { 5,000.
A Petition Praying for Municipal
Suffrage for Womon.
MntidrrNon null MuShanc Nominated
In CaiiuiiH Ily Their Ilc.sncutlvo
Parties A Mill to He n-
Into Hanks.
He unto.
LINCOLN , Neb. , Jan. 14. ISpeclnl to Tun
Hnt : . ] Senator Koctio reported from the
committee on Joint rules , recommending the
Joint rules governing the last session of the
legislature , and the report was adopted ,
A petition of the Woman's Temperance
union of Nebraska , asking the legislature to
grant women municipal suffrage , was read
mid referred to the committee on municipal
A republican caucus of members of the
legislature was called for this evenimj in the
hall of the house of representatives to place
In nomination u republican candidate for
.United States senator. A democratic caucus
tn nominate -candidate for United States
senator was called for this evening , to bo held
at the Windsor hotel.
Mr , Lindsay moved that n committee of
tin eo be appointed to arrange for holding the
Joint convention on Wednesday for the elec
tion of a United States senator. Messrs.
Lindsay , Html and Dorn were appointed.
The following wore umonif the bills Intro
duced and read the llrst tlmo :
Hy Mr. Hansom-To empower cities and
villages to acquire real estate by gift or de
vise for parks and publi ; grounds and for the
urntcctlon of such real estate.
Hy Mr. Norval For n Joint resolution to
amend section " , article 15 , of the constitu
tion of the state of Nebraska , entitled
"Amendment"and for the
, providing manner
of calling constitutional conventions.
Hy Mr. Uaymond To amend section ; i. > 4 of
thu code of civil procedure compiled statutes
of 1S7 concerning the obligations of witnesses
to attend trials hi civil actions , and to repeal
said original section.
The senate adjourned tolOa. in. to-morrow.
LINCOLN , Nob. , Jan. H. [ Special to Tun
Bni : . ] The house met at 2 p. in. , with nearly
or over.v member in his seat. Hrlnlc of
lloono introduced a resolution increasing the
number of paper wrappers from ten to
twenty. Dempster asked what necessity
was there fpr such an increase. Urink re
plied that the impora come seven days In the
week , while wrappers wore only furnished
for the days the house is actually In session.
Delancy moved to lay the motion on the
table , which was lost by the close vote of U4
to W.
Dompter then moved to amend , extending
the allowance of ten wrappers to each day in
the week , which was accepted , and the
amendment prevailed.
Mr. Oilier , from the committee on mines
and milling , reported that they had house
bill No. 2 under consideration and reported
it back with the recommendation that it pass
as amended. The bill as amended reads as
follows :
The professor of geology in the university ,
who shall be ex-otticio state geologist , and
such other members of the said university as
may bo able , by reason of their .scientific at
tainments , to assist in the work , are hereby
authorized and directed to niiiko , in cooperation
tion with the United States geological sur
vey , a geological survey of the state of Ne
braska with os.iecial reference to economic
The sum of f5,000 annually , or $10(000 ( for
the next succeeding two years , is hereby ap
propriated , out of the general funds ,
to defray the expenses of said sur
vey , including all legitimate expenses of
Held work nnd olllco , the salary of ono as
sistant to the state geologist not , exceeding
$1,50U per annum. Compensation to the
state geologist for the direction and over
sight of nil the work in addition to his own
work in Held nnd otlico , such compensation
not to exceed $ . " > 00 per annum , the purchase
of apparatus , instruments and supplies , and
ail other necessary expense ; and the auditor
of public accounts is hereby authorized and
inutnietcd to issue warrants from time to
time in. such sums as the necessities of the
work nmy require , but the sum total of such
warrants shall not exceed 5,000 annually.
On motion of Mr. Gilbert , of York , the use
of the hall of the house was tendered to the
third house "for the inauguration of the
' ' " and for other
'squntter'J governor" ccrerno-
uius. Carried.
On motion of Mr. McHrlde the house went
into committee of tin ) whole for the consid
eration of house roll 10 Morrissoy's anti-
I'mkcrtoa bill.
MeUride moved to amend the bill by in
serting the words , "No private company or
corporation within the stale shall bo al
lowed to maintain armed men for police pur
poses. "
Cady moved to refer the bill to the
Judiciary. Lost.
An amendment in these words to Mc-
Uride's amendment was then proposed :
"Except in case of riots or to protect life or
property. "
Morrissey said "ho only proposed by this
line to prohibit any one from acting UH a po
liceman who is not a eiti/.on of the state , and
that he Intended to Introduce u supple
mentary bill authorizing the governor to em
ploy deputy sheriffs in cases of riot , and that
they shall bo paid by n special tax levied on
the property of the individual or corporation
that may request their services. "
After t > oma more general discussion the
motion to refer the bill to the Judiciary com
mittee was renewed and curried.
After disposing of Morrissoy's bill , the
committee of the whole took up house roll
No. : H Mr. Koipor's .bill. The Intention of
the bill is to compel county boards to pay the
expenses of the sheriff in serving papers in
cases of misdemeanors , a matter now left to
their discretion. A very animated discussion
followed. St. Rayncr thought that such a
law would bankrupt this section of the
" Huhcr ably defended the bill. Ho said that
parties who are compelled to attend court
should certainly be paid for It , and that ofll-
ccrs who serve warrants should not bo com
pelled by law to t > erva papers without some
provisions oelng made for the costs ,
Ulmstead said the bill was against good
public policy.
Culdwell also defended the measure , and
failed to see how It could Increase taxes un
less everybody was dishonest , and ho did not
want to assume that to bo true.
The bill was defeated.
Very few bills were Introduced to-day.
Cudy Introduced a bill to punish the selling
of intoxicating liquors to minors , drunkards
and others , by parties not authorized to toll ,
Culdwoll Introduced a measure for the reg
ulation and government ot banks.
Tim bill Is n very elaborate measure. It
provides for it graduated paid up rapltal
Imscd on the si/.o of the cities in which the
bank Is to bo located. An examiner Is also
to bo appointed to suporvisu the banks , and
otheri : rinyont provisions tire made for the
protection of depositor * . The bill was
drafted by a committed nnd will receive
btrong Biipport.
A resolution instructing the committee on
public lands und buildings to prepare a bill
uxtending tlmo on payments of contracts for
hchoul hinds that full duo In ISS'J ' and 1SUO
was passed.
J'ho I'rojjrcm ol' Iliistucss SjrloiiKly
Delayed in the fa'tmati : .
LINCOLN , Neb. , Jan , 14. [ Special to THU
line. ] The senate has now been In session
; wo weeks , and yet no bill has passed the
third roadlnr ? . They have gone throtiKh the
order of busnois formally , but no important
action has been taken. The modlllcation of
thu original action , which requires the print-
nf ot ull bills after the second reading is the
cause of this. The senate meets , and , after
going through the motions of doing business ,
adjourns , it has gone on. in this way now
for n week , nnd how much longer it will
thus continue no man can toll. Everybody
supposed that the senate would get down to
business a week ago , but there is ns yet no
sign of business. Committees Imvo con
sidered several bills , and have been
ready to report them for u week past ,
but- everything has to await the
pleasure of the printers , who seem to bo In
no hurry to facilitate the public business ,
Meanwhile thu scnntu meets nnd adjourns at
the price of some $500 per day. The action
of the senate iri recommending the resolu
tion originally adopted was foolish. It was
not done because any senator really thought
it a necessary or useful scheme. It was done
ut the Instance of n horde of Lincoln printers
who saw themselves deprived of the chance
to print all the bills that should bo offered at
n cost of 1,03 a page of coarsly printed mat
ter. The whole opposition originated with
the printers. Nobody else eared n tig
whether the bills wcro printed
or not. The tax payers , who will bo
called upon to foot the expensive bills for
useless printing , will bo expected to pay
without a protest the enormous expenses at
taching to the running of the senate for a
week , nnd thu largo cxhonso of printing hills
that nobody will ever read. The cost of the
needless delay will probably foot up fully
$10,000 before the senate concludes its ses
sion. And so the massive wheels of the sen
ate continue to move slowly around , greased
by the sweat of the'farmers who will be
called upon to foot the bills.
The normal school committee consists of
Meeker of Chase , Coleman of Antelope ,
Hisbee , Winter , Dlller , Yutzy , Scovillo ,
linker and Uallard. I endeavored to inter
view the committee on tha normal school
question with the following result :
Uallard Have not yet tuKcn the normal
school fever , but can't ' say Just now what
I will do when wo get to considering the
Hisbee I don't favor establishing more
than two or three at most. Of course , 1
want ono at O'Neill , in 'ny own county.
Coleman of Antelope 1 don't know what
I may favor. I have not yet met the chair
man and don't want to oxpresn myself.
Yut/y I think the state might have
another north of the I'lutto , but am opposed
to all extravagance of every sort , and will
not favor devising any now ways for spend
ing the public monoy.
Winter I don't believe any of the bills
will pass. Fremont has a building which It
will donate to the stuto , and I may be in
favor of establishing , ono there. My own
town of Ainsworth would hue to haven
school and It would boa good location , but I
don't think there is any possible show of HU-
curin one for that locality.
Dillor I don't approve the policy of scat
tering the stuto institutions. I think it would
be better if they were all ut Lincoln. I don't
think wo can afford to establish over two at
most. My colleague , Mr. Linker , I think ,
holds about the same-views that I doand will
favor establishing twoornot more than Unit.
Chairman Meefcr could not be found , but
it is known that he is in favor of establishing
oncntMcCooK , in his own district , and per
haps another in the northern part of the
state ,
The Nominees ol' Their Kcspcctivo
Parties Tor the Sciitatorship.
LINCOLN , Neb. , Jan. 14. [ Special Teln-
gram to THE Bcc.l The republican mem
bers of both houses mot to-night in the house
for the purpose of nominating a candidate
for United States senator. General Cannon
was elected chairman. Ho said that there is
but ono way to have a sjtrong representation
In congress firstto select good , able men
and then to stand by them through thick and
thin. "Let us stand by our representatives
so long as they nro able and trustworthy. "
There were 110 present. Messrs. Hansom
and Homo voted for Van W.vclc , after which
Mr. Hansom moved that further ballottlng
bo dispensed with , and Hon. C. F. Mandor-
son be declared the unanimous nominee of
the convention , which was carried.
The chair , under instructions from the
house , informed Manderson by telegraph
that he hud been unanimously nominated by
the joint caucus as representative to succeed
himself. After an effort had been made , in
vain , to introduce a resolution pledging the
republicans of the legislature to submit a
prohibition amendment to the constitution ,
the convention adjourned.
The democratic members of the legislature
met this evening and nominated McShnno as
their candidate for United States senator.
The Matter Thoroughly Discussed ut
a Electing in Chicago.
CIIICAUO , Jan. 14 , The demand of the Chicago
cage packers that uniform rates be madD on
shipments of llvo hogs and packing house
products from western points , led to a con
ference to-day between a committee of the
packers and representatives of the western
and southwestern railroads. The whole
question was canvassed , but no conclusion
has been reached. The packers insist that
the rates on packing house products should
bo no lower than those on live hogs , claim
ing that the difference now existing
between those rutcs Is a discrimi
nation against Chicago. This view
of the matter is naturally combatiad by the
packers at western points , who claim that
they will be driven out of business if such
concessions are made to their Chicago rivals.
A delegation of Iowa packers will arrive
hero to-morrow to present ease to the
railroads and after hearing both sides
of the controversy the roads will decide
what to do. The board of trada will defer
sending its petition to the intcr-stato com
mission until Wednesday , when the railroads
are expected to bo ready with their decision.
Opening of I ho Landtag-
UHHLIX , Jan. II. The landtag was opened
to-day. The emperor in his speech opening
the session , declared that all the foreign re
lations of the country were friendly. Ho
said that during his recent visits to" friendly
sovereigns ho gained in conviction that Ger
many might conlldcntly ctmrish the hope of
peace. The continucdiblessings of peace nro
Oiown in a gratifylnq ? manner by the im
proved economic situation of artisans. The
ilnanclal position of 'tlte ' country is satisfac
Small llioflirAVatoiTord.
Dtrm.ix , Jan. 14. A. llspatch from Water-
Tord says that fourteen persons who were
sentenced to ono month's Imprisonment for
participating in the ' { Manchester martyrs"
demonstration thonMyere taken to prison to
day. They \vero escorted to jail by police
men , n crowd with a band of muslo follow
ing them. The pollca charged upon the
crowd with clubs , and quite u conflict en
sued. Several persons wore badly injured.
A Natural GaM-Kxullnnicnr.
MILWAUKEE , Wis. , jlan. 14. The excite-
ncnt caused by the reported discovery of
natural pas near Oak .Creek , ten miles south
of this city , has been Intensified by a report
from reliable gentlemen who visited the city
to-day that the well vent was lighted the
other evening und produced u llumo nearly
thirty feet in height. The ouor from the
well strongly resembles that of ordinary
illuminating gas. ,
Th l'riit--nlni > Diet.
HEIILIN , Jan. 14. The upper house of the
Prussian diet was opened to-day with paid-
Hio addresses by thu president nnd vice pros-
dent. ICnthusiastlc cheers were given for
the emperor ,
Steamship Arrivals.
At Glasgow Tlie Australia , from Now
York ,
At Qucenstowu The Lord Cllve , from
At Ualtiuioro The Circe , from Glasgow.
Strong Probability That It Will At
tain Cabinet Dignity.
HoThlnkH ths Sioux Kcscrv.ttion Hill
IB Unfair to the Indians
I'luldock'.s Imiiil UU >
trlct mil.
WASIIINOTOSHcmiu : Tin : OMUIV Gets , )
WASHINGTON , U. C. . Jan. 14. I
"You can quote mo ns saying that the ull !
creating a cnuinet ofllce out of the bureau o
agriculture will become u law , " said Chair
man Hatch of the house committee on agri
culture , a member of the conference com
mittee having this measure In charge , while
talking to your correspondent this evening
about the probability of 1'resiitciit Harrison
having another cabinet oftlcer to select. "Tho
conferees , " continued General Hatch , "wero
appointed with the understanding that they
would agree upon some terms , and they will
ngreo. Neither the men acting on the part
of the house , nor those for the senate will let
such questions us the transfer of the weather
bureau to the department of agriculture defeat -
feat the bill. We nro going to agree , and our
report will bo promptly adopted by both
houses. Yes , President Cleveland will sign
the bill. Senator Palmers , at the head of the
conferees , on the part of the senate and the
chairman of the ' senate committee on agri
culture , coroboratcd this statement. The
agreement will likely be reached by the mid
dle of this week. ,
Chairman Dawes , of tl.o senate committee
on Indian nlTuirs , to-day introduced u substi
tute to the Glfford and Peel bills providing
for the opening of the Sioux Indian reserva
tion in Dakota and Nebraska. Tlie inovo
made by Mr. Dawos will undoubtedly block
all further progress towards legislation in
the Interest of throwing open tiio reserva
tion. Dawes says ho is acting in the interest
of the Indians , while the other bills arc in
the interest of the white peoplo. Tins is
proven to ho true by the titles of the
measures. The one introduced by GilTord is
entitled , "A bill to divide a portion of the
reservation of the Sioux nation of Indians in
Dakota , ami to secure the rellnquishment of
the Indian title to the remainder. " The
Dawes bill is entitled , "A bill to secure to
the several bands of Indians of the Sioux na
tion in Dakota , separate reservations und a
rclinnuishnmnl of the remainder to the
Indians , and for other purposes. " The
Dawes bill changes the boundaries proposed
in the Gifford bill , from liattle Creek to
Hnpid Creek , which is a radical difference at
the outset. In Section 10 , after erasing the
Gifford proviso Unit "upon the passage and
approval of this act all title and interest , on
the part of the Indians shall be released and
extinguished , " Dawes inserts that "upon
the acceptance of this net by the Indians ,
etc. " Ho places the price of the lands at
ft an acre throughout , instead of Sl.'J.1) for a
period of years and then SO cents un aero for
the land taken after that time. The Dawes
bill requires the consent ot a majority of
each band of Indians , instead of a majority
of the Indians as u body. The Gifford bill
appropriates $2. " > , < XX ) with which to procure
their consent , whereas Mr. Dawes proposes
to uppropoiate only § 18,000.
A substitute to Senator Paddock's bill es
tablishing two additional land olllces in Ne
braska was reported to the senate to-day
from the committee on public lands. The
substitute differs from the original bill by u
change of boundary lines madu upon the sug
gestion of the commissioner of the general
land ollice. In the new , or substitute bill ,
the northern boundary of the Uroken How
district is about eight townships south of the
north boundary of the state , und the north
of the Alliance district is ono township
farther north. Hoth Districts have an average -
ago ot about eight townships in width and
an average of about twenty townships in
length dividing on the 5th guide meridian
west , which is the western boundary of
Uroken How district n\u\ \ \ the eastern bound
ary of the Alliance district. Thu southern
boundaries ot both districts are irregular.
The eastern boundary of the Uroken How
district Is on thocl guide merid
ian as far north as the 5th
standard parallel , on wieh it runs
west four townships and thence north to the
north boundary. Two tiers of. townships
commencing on the west line of township 27
and running to the west boundary on the
north side of the -Ith standard parallel nro
left in the North Plutto district. Two tiers
of townships from the nth guide meridian
west to the east line of township 4G nro taken
into the Alliance district. From the east
line of township 40 the fith standard parallel !
is the south boundary of thn Alliance dis
trict. In his letter on the subject , Commis
sioner Stockslagcr says : "While It is be
lieved that the establishment of two addi
tional districts would , to some extent servo
the convenience of settlers , yet the limits of
the district as indicated in the ( original )
bill are not such as I can
consistently recommend. They change
the existing boundaries of six of
the land districts In Nebraska as at
present established , and the segregation of
Lho records will involve much additional
work upon this ofllce , which will be dllHcnlt
to perform with the current business , The
now land olllces at Sidney nnd Chadron
were opnned for public business last your ,
ind at that time entire now sets of tract
liooks were prepared for those otlices , nnd
in the event of the enactment of tha pro
posed measure now records will again have
: o bo prepared , I atn advised that a line of
railroad lias been carried through the coun
try included In these diBtricts , and the same
will doubtless prove n great convenience to
settlers who may bo required to
visit the local ofilces although
nest of their business may
io noiiQ us well ami with ns little inconveni
ence at the existing otlices. 1 have given
the matter careful consideration and if the
imposed bill is insisted upun I , in
order that the mime may bo carried into
effect with us little Inconvenience ns pos
sible , Unit tha boundaries be modified , " Tha
commissioner i-ycommcmls un appropriation
.o meet the extra expenses incurred by the
.ho opening of the otlices and the salaries of
jfllcerH , etc. , if the bill Is passed , and it
ikcly will bo passed.
TO Itr.lR'tT. INTIillNAL lir.VKNUB.
The reference of tha bill introduced by
Cowles , of North Carolina , to reduce the in
ternal revenue taxation , being thn Internal
revenue part of the Mills bill , to the coin-
nttteoon apprhitions is quite slgnUlcant.
f referred to the committee on wajs und
neuns It would never Imvo been reported ,
tut Cowles has reason to believe that It will
coma back to the house ut an early day , and
he largo vote for the motion to refer it tp
he appropriation committee augurs tn favor
of thu adoption of the bill in the house , in
vhlch cusu it will puss the senate nnd ro-
ievo the financial situation. If the state of
msiness In the house was favorable to the
consideration of the senate tanIT bill Cowlcs
night have not Introduced this bill ,
To-morrow the Bonato bill dividing the tor-
itor.v of Dakota and admitting thu southern
mlf to statehood will bo called in the house.
Jhairmun Springer will otter as a substitute ,
its omnibus bill admitting to statehood Da-
( otu us a whole und the territories of Wash-
ngton , Montana und New Mexico. Hut hems
ms promised Senators-elect. Moody and
Mi-'erton , Delegate Gilford , Chief Justice )
J'ripp and other prominent Dakotuns horu
that a fair und square vota shall be taken on
hi ) hctiuto bill , so that if It is the will of iho
louse that Dakota should ho divided , It snail
> o. The dlvisionibts are embarrassed by the
ibsonco from the house , lust ut this time , of
Sunset Cox , of New York , Wilson , of Mln-
lesota , und McShuno , of Nebraska , ull demo
crats and in favor of division. It is likely ,
iowevcr. that pairs have been or will bo
irramrcd for the men , and hopes are enter-
ulncd by the friends of division that tbo
senate bill will pass , or If the omnibus bill Is
adopted that It will bo with amendments
provided by Senator-elect Moody , dividing
the territory nnd giving statehood to the
southern half. The senate will accept no
kind of a bill that does not divide Dakota.
The vote will bo very close In all probability.
It Is very probable that the contested elec
tion case of Smalls vs Klllott , from South
Carolina , involving the right of a white
democrat to a seat In the house , to which n
negro republican Is entitled by n ma
jority of about liS.lXX ) , at a fair election
and upon nn honest count , will come up on
Wednesday or Thursday and bo disposed of.
It was reported the other day that Colonel
Oats , of Alabama , the one-armed confeder
ate , would deliver n speech In favor of the
dUfranchlsomeut of thn negroes , as he
tuxes prominent and positive ground on that
subject , but ho has been persuaded to desist ,
ns such n speech would draw sectional lines
nnd turn Elliott out of his seat beyond ques
Senator nnd Mrs. Manderson attended a
dinner given by Senator and Mrs. Palmer , of
Michigan , last night.
The attorney mineral has approved the
title to the site selected for the public1 build
ing at Ottumwn , In. , nnd the work on the
superstructure will be begun very soon.
George H. Heekctt , of Emmcttsdiurg , In. ,
nnd Daniel G , Eldridge , of .Sheldon , la. ,
were to-day admitted to practice before the
interior department.
Hy direction of the secretary of war Pri
vate John McLaln , company I ) . Eighth In
fantry , now with his company , Is discharged
from the service.
Leave of absence for six months on sur
geon's certificate of disability , with permis
sion to leave the division , is granted Captain
ThOiims Sharp , Seventeenth infantry.
rPIMP . . i 11 li-'d > II I. . * V . > I' ijKjI'jij * L
Several Hundred Visitor * Call lo Pay
Tlu'ir Hi-spcots.
INDIAN WILH , Jan. 14.-There was a con
stant stream of visitors at General Harri
son's residence to-day , and In consequence
this was ono of his busiest days. Out of
several hundred visitors very few had any
immediate business with the presidout-elcct.
They merely came to pay their respects.
tVinong the callora this afternoon were llf-
teen members of the Indiana electoral col
lege , who paid their respects , and a deputa
tion from the National Service
Pension association , of which Gen
eral Ilovey is president , headed by
Captain John Hounrty Losier. John F.
Plnmmer , the Now S'orlc merchant , who
arrived yesterday , spent a couple of hours
with General Harrison last night , and this
morning held another conference , accom
panied by Arthur E. Hatoman , a Now York
banker of considerable political inlliienco. II
is understood that both of these gentlemen
are friendly to thu interests of Warner
Mr. Plummcr admits that ho was sent for
by General Harrison. In reply us to how
much political significance attached to his
visit , Mr. Plummcr answered : "Well , as
to how significant it is , General
Harrison can tell bettor than I can. It may
seem strange to you , but I really do not
know what my visit docs menu , as General
Harrison has said nothing to mo Indicating
any Intention he iii'iy have. "
Another party of Now York politicians ar
rived in a special car this morning , it is un
derstood ! la the interest of Phut , which
seems lo indicate that the whole trouble be
tween the Plntt-Mlller factions is to
bo fought over in General Harrison's
presence. Their visit was largely of a social
character , but Editor Sleichcr intimated that
there was some politics In It , leaving but
little doubt that they spoke for Platt. Hoth
the New York parties left the city this even-
The west also had a strong delegation hero
to-day from Nebraska , Colorado , Kansas ,
Dakota and Wyoming. The prominentmcm-
l > ors of the party were Hon. G. L. Laws ,
secretary of state for Nebraska ; Hon. J. W.
Ovey , of Hays Centre , Neb. ; E , A. Harvey ,
of Orleans ; James W. Dolan , of Indiaiiolu ,
Neb. ; J. It. Hamilton , of Newton , Kan. ;
George W. Lumloy , of Dakota , nnd 13. D.
Miller , of Hanid City. They came to lay
ueforo the president-elect matters relating to
the alleged homestead irregularities which
they , and the pconlo represented by them ,
.InnU that he should bo acquainted with.
They urged him lo select a broad mun for
.ho interior department who would treat the
settlers living on homesteads with humanity
and encourage them to prove up and secure
titles to their holdings instead of impeding
their efforts in this direction by technicali
ties , Secretary of State Laws says that many
homesteaders find it almost impossible to
secure titles ; that the land department is
from three to seven years behind in issuing
patents. As an example , ho cites the condi
tion of affairs In the McCook , Nob. , land of-
Jlco , where 330 claims have been suspended
and the owners put to an expense of f-JOO ,
which they could not afford , getting wit
nesses and going long distances to prove
their identity and positions. Out of 7-0
eases of filing of proofs in that
olllco only twelve have been cancelled.
There Is good reason to believe that the Ne
braska delegates suggested consideration of
Hon. J. M. Thurston's name as a suitable
head for thn interior department.
Prof. David Swing , the celebrated Chicago
divine , was tliu guest of General and Mrs.
Harrison this evening by special Invitation.
NtihraNka and town I'oiiHlous.
WASIIINT.TO.S- . 14 , [ Spcclul Telegram
to TUB Hue. ) Pensions granted Nobras-
kuns : Original Invalid Gcorgo Hadkin ,
Ncmaha City ; Francis M. Her vie , Osce-
olu ; John Lutz ( deceased ) , Lincoln ,
Restoration John A.Gilbert , Loup City.
Increase- Henry Hart , Nemalui City ;
Samuel L. Graves , Helvldcre ; John E.
Parker , Edison ; John Thornton , llluir ;
Edwin Hughes , St , PaulThomas ; Ellis , Hum-
Pensions for lowans : Original invalid
John S. Alelvibb-m , Fort Madison ; Patrick
Mahonuy , WcstsldojC. C. Perdue , Liberty ;
Andrew J , Maxwell , Sidney ; George U' .
Grover.Osagc ; David L. JohnsonIndiunola ;
Kzukicl F. Cooley , Decorah. Increase
Webster Nagle , Saylorvillo ; Gcorgo W. Con
well , Milton ; John C. Wilson , Newton ;
James O. Livingston , Newton ; E/.oklcl F.
Judd , Hod Oak.
Ivan. , Jnn. 14. [ Special Tele-
ram to Tin ; Hni : . ] The Topekn Confec-
lonory company , a wholesale concern , which
ms been in business about ono year , has
alien. Their liabilities nro about 31:1,01)0 : )
nd assets considerably less. Their stock
vas sold to-day for the benefit of their cred-
ors. The Sommcr-Ulchardson Manufuo-
uring company , of St. Joseph , is the
leaviest loser.
CLIVILANII : : O. , Jan. 14. The King Har-
ess company , ono of tin ; leading manu-
acturing concerns of Ohio , ns-iii.'ncd to-day ,
'hu liabilities are from SIW.IMJ to sT. . ' > , OUU ;
bsets , * TO,000. , WIs. , Jnn. 14. Tooto & Wll-
cox , one of the oldest clothing firms in Wis
consin , assigned this morning , The liabili
ties are estimated at fl. UHi ; assets ,
Tin ; ICcil Cloud Hunk.
WASHINGTON , Jan , 11. H Is stated at the
treasury department that the Hud Cloud
National bank , of Ued Cloud , Neb. , is not
likely to bo placed In the hands of a receiver
the prompt nation of Examiner Griffiths hav
ing resulted in recovering the assoHs and securing -
curing doubtful debts to an important
nniount , wealthy stock holders having nlTorcd
lo furnish cash oulilcient tn pay all claims on
demand. If this offer is carried out the
bank will resume business under a new man
Deadwooil Iloduullon Worlcx Start.
Duiinvonn , Dak. , Jan. 14. ( Special Tele
gram to Tin : Hii.J : The Deadwood Reduc
tion \vorlcii started up to-day , The machin
ery ami uv-erythint' p-jrtalnliig uro working
Sudden Death of a Travollusr
nt Qraiul Island.
A rrnlRlil Train Drrnllril l y " Hnmt
Cur Several Carl Hinanhe l ,
but No Duo Hurt Ol hot
State IteiiiH ,
Found Dead in II'H Uoom.
GIUXD ISLAND , Nob. , Jan II. ( Spaolal
Telegram lo Tun Hr.n.J J. H. Kohn , a travel
Ing salesman , wu.s found dead in his room at
the PaelHo hotel this morning. Ho retired
last night nt S3D ; , leaving n call for 0 o'clock ,
intending to go to St. Paul on the curly train.
The porter rapped on the door at rt o'clock ,
but getting no response ho called the cleric ,
and together they brolio in the door aim
found him lying on the floor dead. Ho was
partially undressed and was tyinij
up his mumlry when stricken down.
Everything was orderly , showing that ho
died without n struggle , The coroner's jury
returned a verdict of death from natural
causes , anil the doctor pronounced i it heart
disease , He leaves a wife and ono child ,
who reside ut Clinton , la. His wlfo was Informed - ;
formed of his sudden death by a telegram ,
und is expected here to-morrow. Ho was n
man of about thirty-eight year * of ago , mod- '
esl , unassuming und agreeable , und iniido
many friends wherever ho went , und wm
ono of the most popular men on the road.
His life was insured for $5OJO In thoT. P. A.
He occupied room No. III.
David t'Hy Xotos.
D\vit > CITV , Neb. , Jan. 14. ( Special to
Tin : HKK.J The waterworks which uilnrii
our town seem to ho merely for ornament ,
ns they do not work any water. The stand
pipe , as originally built , when half full of
water cracked the foundation , which was
built hnlUnv , In an alarming manner , causing
thn pipe to lean slightly to thu cast , und.
threatening the stores in thu noighborhrod
with destruction In the event of a heavy
wind. It was condemned nnd the contract
taken away from the contractor , Charles
Schroedor. The city then emptied the stand
pipe , secured it with guv ropes , tore tha
foundation awav and are replacing it with
solid stone masonry the cost and daimmes
tncomooutof the contract price , VJv'.OOO ;
The town is without water und the patience ) '
of the people almost exhausted. i
The low price ottered forcorn in New York ;
und Chicago markets has depressed trade )
somewhat. Farmers will not , haul tholj
corn lo town for IS cents , the price offcreit
The Union Pncifle railroad is building ti ;
siding between hero and Ulsmg , about Hvd
miles from this place. The report is Unit"
they are going to start a now town there ,
and build an elevator. If this is true it will
divert some of the grain trudo from DuvioY
City.The mild weather , which has held hero all
winter has kept a great many wild geese
from taking their departure to the smith ,
Sportsmen in the neighborhood report many
busy guns and good sport. The birds leoil
In the stubble fields by day , coming from
the river in the early morninu and returning
in the early afternoon.
An 13ntrrHfliiif ] ; Horse. ThloT.
NUIIHASKA CITV , Neb , , Jan. 11. [ Special to
THE HUB. ] H. S. Streepcr , of Good Intontj' '
Atchison county , Kansas , arrived in the bit.y
to-day and located a valunbln team stolen ,
from him on December 2 ! ( . M. Covoll , a
livery stable keeper , had bought the teatn1
from a middle aged German , who gave Ida
name as William Brown. Hu is described aa ,
an oldish man , weighing about 170 , and wears
a full short grayish board , lie claimed toj
have come from Concha , _ Tcx. . nntT
WUH on his way to Swanton , O. Covell )
bought the team , paying ? iUt ) for it ,
thief representing Unit he hud the rhcumo *
tism .so bad that lie could lint drive It any
farther. The team was no sooner sold than ,
thu rheumatism left him , und ho made tracks !
to get away , gomg south on the Missouri
Pacitle on January 4. The same day the
ofllcers here received information of llioj' '
stolen team , and Mr. Co veil notified the
owner and secured $100 bade as a reward.
To-day the police received another card
from Hiawatha , Kan. , giving in ?
formation of another horse stolen afi
that place on the lllth , and the description ot
the supposed thief in an exact picture of the
man Hrown , who sold the other team bore.
Mr. Stroepor belongs to an untl-horsothiej
organization In Kansas , and they olTor a reward
ward of S2SO for the thiof. About n do/oa
men are on his track , and they promise tui
make very .short work of him if caught. Ha
is said to bo again heading for the Nebraska
City market with his now team.
Gonornl MoruhaniliHi ; Failure.
Fiin.MONT , Neb. , Jan. 14. [ Special to TUB
HKI : . ] The general merchandise store of Jt |
J. Stafford , ut North Hond , this county , la' '
now in the hands of creditors. A suit wa
begun against Mr. Stafford Saturday which
precipitated the failure. To-day creditor
filed with the county clerk chattel melanges
on the stock as follows : The KilpixtriL'lty
Koch company , Omaha. I'J.OOO ; Sloan , John *
son t Co. , Oniiha , ? Hi'J ; Hobinson Notion
company , $1,128 ; 1'axton Ac Gallagher ,
Omaha , ! ( I3 ; Vorlucs , Miller & HupoK
$1,721) ) . In addition to these thuro are HinalJ I
debts amounting to ( something like. f , ( ; 00 ,
which makes the total liabilities about ]
f 10,000 , with assets somewhat less than that }
amount. The store is now In the possession'
of the Kilpatrick-Kock company and Sloan ,
Johnson & Co.
A Mi'indlor
V.M.l'Mi.uso , Nob. , Jan , -Special [ ta
TUB UKK.I .Mr. Cook , who swindled several
farmers in thm vicinity last spring by selling
them thu right to use and sell a sort ot
anchor to hold houses down , and gutting
their signatures to contracts which were
made into piouiissory notes , IIUB been nr-
resied and wan brought in this morning froiq
Kansas by the deputy Hhorlff of Lancaster
county , und will have his preliminary trial
to-day. Thu arrest was brought about bV
John Sh rader , one of his principal victims ,
whoso note calls for f'M)0. ) J. W. TillmanJ-
another fanner , is in for * sOO. Several
others in this county nnd Lancaster are iu
fo.lar e .sums ,
Father anil Sun Fi ht.
VAI.IMUAISO , Neb , , Jan , 1 l.-rSpccial ( a
Tin : Hr.i : . ] C. J , MoFarland and his son ,
Norm , got into u racket yesterday ovenintf'
over u livery bill Norm had collected , butt
faded to turn over .to his father. From
words they rfoon came to blown , und Nona
got his father down und was clinking him ,
when the old man drew a pookut knlfo amt
opening It with his teeth comnumced cuUlotf
thu boy , inflicting slight gashes on his hand ,
arm , sulo and log. and onu In the face bcforci
the boy could got away. The old man loft
before daylight thin morning , driving u team
lo Lincoln. No arrests ,
Train U'rcoknl.
HUMCOI.OT , Nob. , Jan. 14--Spcclal [ Telegram -
gram to Tim Hnn.J Freight No. 78 , fjoin
Wymoro to St. Joseph , duo hero nt 11 o'cldcta '
n. m. , wai wrecked about two miles west ol !
tins place. It struck n hand cur about onu
mlle from where the wreck occurred und do.
railed ono cur , which run that dlstunca ou
the ties and turned over utaKinall bridge ,
carrying sin other cars with it. Two empties ,
one loaded with merchandise and Ihr..ej
loaded with corn uro eomploto wrecks. No
one was hurt ,
NIJW YOIIK , Jan. 14. Llouteimnt Miles , of
the United Statc.s steamer Ynnllc , recently
arrived from Port-au-Prince , with yolloyr
fever on board , died to-uight.