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The Time For Proposals Extended
to March 1.
Their l.nst Dnys of I'owcr
I'ni'tlciilnrly IMensniit The
J.nicst Cnblncl Talk
UnolchH CamioiiH.
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WASHINGTON , D. C. . Feb. 17. )
Thp secretary of the treasury has extended
the tlmo Irom February 2. ) to March 1 , for
proposals lor the site for the Omaha post-
ofllco building.
TIM : ci.iiVKi.Axns.
Every person in Washingtonwho ; claims
to have icny hold on society nnd to have con
tributed to any extent to the social success
of the administration which has but two
weeks moro of power , is trying to
out do the other , Just at this
tlmo in social matters , The Clevchmds are
determined that their last days will-bo the
brightest , socially speaking. Mrs. Cleve
land has twice ns many invitation's to tens ,
receptions , balls and various kinds of parties
Including the theatre , ns sbo can accept.
The ladles who have beeu receiving once a
week nnd have been giving teas or parties
fortnightly , announce that they will do some
thing extraordinary three or four limes this
week. Some who have made it n custom to
glue tlirco or tour entertainments during the
social season will have ns many as two be
fore next Sunday. It will bo difllcnlt for
the society men nnd women in the
"Washington to accept half the invitations
they will receive during the next ten days ,
and If most people would accept all extended
to them they could not attend to their social
invitations it they dovolnd every mlnuto of
their time. 1'eoplq in Washington thought
thu lust iidmini.slrntion was an extravagant
one , socially , but the present ono scorns to bo
running mad. Tlio Whilnoys have set n
standard so high thnt ordinary society people
nro nearly breaking their necks to keel )
within sight of them. Mrs. Cleveland's '
friends say she will not drop out of society
lifo when shu leaves the white house , and it
begins 10 look as If she was trying to multi
ply her friends Just now.
The political wiseacres in Washington who
claim to have "a dead straight tip" fix up
President Hurjnson's cabinet to-night in
about this order : Hlnlno , secretary of state ;
Windom , secretary of Ilio treasury ; Husk ,
secretary of war ; Plait , secretary of the
navy ; Foster , of Ohio , secretary of the in
terior ; John Baxter , of Tennesfiee , son of
Jnd o Baxter , of the supreme court , attorney
general ; Palmer of Michigan , secretary of
agriculture ; Wunnamakor , postmaster gen
CAiu.isi.B STors Tin : FiiiiniwrmiiNfi.
As anticipated , Chairman Mills and his
followers filibustered in tlio house against
Mr. Hamlall , who wauled to report Iho
Cowles free tobacco bill. After they had
proceeded for some limu Speaker Carlisle
"sal down" upon Iho proceedings and ad
vised the Mills men to let Randall report his
bill and to defeat its consideration by other
tuctico. There wcro then four revenue bills
reported from the committee on ways and
means , after which KnnUnll was per
mitted to present the free tobacco
bill. Inasmuch as all of these revenue
bills would have to bo reached before the
Cowles bill could bo taken hold of , there is
not the least probability that action ban betaken
taken unon the Cowlcs bill. There are to bo
n low speeches delivered on the tariff , and
the house , Just before this session of congress
expires , is to'pnss Mills' resolution declaring
tbo senate substitute to tlio house tariff bill
unconstitutional. Thcro all talk about thu
revision of the tariff law ends , as fur as this
congress is concerned.
Great credit is duo Messrs. Symcs , Colorado
rado , Strublo. of Iowa , ami Dorsoy , of Ne
braska , republican members of the house
committee on territories , for the very
energetic nnd effective manner in
which they have labored for Iho
omnibus lorrltorlal statehood bill. They
have done much to put this bill in the condi
tion it is now in , and wlicn it is finally
adopted thera will be mush credit due them
for its success. CAXXOXS.
An' ordinance ofllcer of the army says that
the government does not own n single good
cannon. Ho states that all of the cll'orts
imido to procure some superior cannon
of largo sl/.o during the past four or
Jlvo years have been failures , nnd that
of thu stock of small and old cannon now nn
hand 110110 are lit for effective use. '
The following nainod enlisted men of the
Seventeenth infantry , having performed the
duties assigned them on February 10 , Fort
D. A. Kussoll , Wyo. T. , will return to that
station. Sergeant Edward Hillls. Company
C , with permission to delav twenty days en
route ; Private Joseph J. Lyons , Company
A , with permission to delay twenty cays en
route ; Private Philip L. Somrncr , Company
K. The superintendent of the recruiting
forvico will cause thirty recruits to bo assigned -
signed to the Sixth infnnlry and forwarded
under proper ohargo to such point or points
in the department of the Missouri as the
commanding general of the department may
designate. PIIKV : : S. Hr.ATii.
Tlio IlorrlMo Crliuo of i\ West Vlr-
Kinta Farmer.
PARKKKSIIUIO , W. Va. , Fob. 17. News
has reached here from Elizabeth , in Wirt
county , that a horrible crime was committed
ilicro Friday night. John Elsmor , n prosper
ous farmer , nnd formerly n local preacher ,
went homo drunk and beat hiii wife because
ttuppcr was not ready. Ho then worked
himself Into n frenzy of rajjo , and , seizing n
heavy pnkcr , brained his wife nnd two
daughters , ng''d ' respectively twelve
nnd seventeen and also killed the
lured girl , set flro in the house
and burned their bodies. Ho is m Jnll nt thn
Wirt rou'ity court house and the sheriff has
n strong guard to prevent lynching. Elsmer
claims that thieves did thn terrible work.
A IMIoiiignii Trnucdy.
TKCVMSBII , Mich. , Fob. 17. A tragedy oc
curred in this vlllago last niclit , by which a
whole family has been wiped out of nxls-
touee. Frank L. Silvers , n well-known
horse breeder , shot his wife nnd two
daughters , Edith and Ada , aged ton nnd
nine , respectively , and then shot himself.
The bodies were found this morning by
neighbors , who , noticing thnt the curtains
wcro down , and failing to arouse anyone ,
forced open the door. In the p.irlor lay the
uody of Mrs , Silvers , fully dressed. The
bodies of the children * were found In n bed
up stairs , and In Iho same room , on ihu lloor.
lay Silvers , weltering in blcod and still
breathing , Ho Is still ulivo but unconscious ,
nnd cannot nvovor. Thcro i * no known
c.iuso for the deed. Silvers was apparently
In prosperous circumstances , and hU rela-
with ills family were pleasant.
( Jot Alinail or Gould.
ST. Louis , Fob. 17. A dispatch from
Tylc ' , Tex. , says that recently Jay Gould
Jlliul n suit in the district court of Smith
county uk'iiinst the International & Great
Northern railway forflWJ.W , nail at Ihu
opnnlng of the present session of court last
Monday tbo International & GnMt Northern
company came In tied attempted to confess
Judgment for the amount , but that the Mis
souri , Kansas ft , 'J.'cxus railway Intervened
with n suit against the International ft. Great
Nnrtporn for t IW.WO and asked for a ro-
ceifcr. Tbo matter WUH nruucd on SJatur-
) uy , and Colonel T. H. Uounuriind Urn. I ) ,
b'j ! ! fca vo been nppoiBte J rcelvci t.
The Financial Ti-aiiHiuitloin of the
Past Wcok. *
ROSTOV , Mass. , Fob. 17. [ Spr-lnl Tele
gram to the HUE. ] Tlio following table
compiled from disp.Uchct to the I'oit from
thcniiinatrcrsof the lea ling clo.irlng-housci
of the United States , show. ? tha gro. ex
changes for the weak ended February 10 ,
Iss' ' , with rates per cent of or do
orcase iw compared with the amounts for
the corresponding week in 1SSS :
Important Measures Pending "i" Die
UOUKR and Senate.
WASHINGTON" , Fob. 17. The present indi
cations poult to a week of business activity
in the senate. Mr. Halo will to-morrow call
up the census bill , witli amendments recom
mended by the committee , and it is also lha
day for the presentation to congress by Mr.
Palmer , in behalf of the state of Michigan ,
of the bronze s'tatuto of Lewis Cass. After
u week's hard work the sub-commltteo in
charge of the sundry civil appropriation has
completed It for submission to the full
committee to-morrow morning and probably
to the senate during the day , so that it may
be taken up on Tuesday. The committee on
amendments make a largo increase over the
amount appropriated by the house. Chair
man Allison expects that the entire week
after Monday will bo occunied by considera
tion of the appropriation bills.
The diplomatic , consular nnd military
academy bills have passed both bouses and
gene to the president. The district of Co
lumbia , fortillcatiou , legislative and pension
bills are in conference. The naval oill is be
fore the house committee on appropriations
with Ecnnlo amendments. The sun
dry civil , army and agricultural
bills have passed the house ami
arc before the senate committee. The lu-
diun , postollico , deficiency and river and har
bor bills have been reported to the house and
are still on the calendar. All those bills wil I
undoubtedly get through before the scs sion
closes , except , possibly , the deficiency bill.
If they become laws in anything like the
shape given them by the senate , they will KO
far towards disposing of ono argument fornu
extra session 01 congress. The agreement
on the direct tax bill wipes about $ 0,000,000
of the surplus , and appropriations that seem
to bo agreed on as necessary will practically
absorb tbo balance for thn coming year. In
the opinion of those who have made a' study
of bills during the past week there has been
n decided change of sentiment on the ques
tion of nn extra session , and among the
senators , at least , the conviction now is quite
general that an extra session will not be
called before October , if at all.
The present week promises to bo ono of In
terest in tlio house nnd will probably bo
usheicd in by a day of filibustering "on sus
pension Monday. " The chairman of the
committee on 1'acillc railroads stand ready to
olfcr , under suspension of the rules , a resolu
tion fixing an early clay for consideration
of the Union Pneilie , funding bill , but ho ex
pects to bo met with the same opposition en
countered on similar occasions in the past.
Mr. Mills lias signified an intention of calling
up on Tuesday .the resolution reported from
the committee on ways oud means , declaring
tlwtHha senate has tie constitutional right to
originate a tax bill under tha guise of n sub
stitute for n house bill. This will undoubt
edly give rise to a debate , in which the con
stitutional question will bo made subordinate
to the question of tlio comparative merits of
the Mills bill and the senate substi
tute. Dependent on the outcome of this
debate , and thb vote which follows it ,
is the question whether or not the Mills bill
will remain upon Urn calendar as the first
barrier to bo encountered by the friends of
the Cowlcs bill , when Mr. liandall will ask
the house to go into committee of the whole
for consideration of revenue bills. Should
this barrier rcmnii : on the calendar and bo
successfully surmounted , two more obstacles
will still have to bo removed or overcome
before the Cowlcs bill can bo reached. These
nro the measures now known as the McMil
lan and Hreekenridgo bills , which have been
reported from the committee on ways and
means for the purpose of placing in the
hands of that committee weapons witli which
to cope with the committee on appropria
tions. The advocates of the. Cowles blH ,
hnv.vver , nro confident of their ability to do-
feut the ways ami means committee in any
Itcllc Starr's Oinrv.
ST. Louis , i'ob. 17. AJvleos from Indian
territory say thnt the Journal , or diary , of
Hello Starr , t'ic ' noted fcmala bandit , 1ms
Lccu obtained from the Starr ranch. Hello
Intended to publish it ns an autobiography.
The matter contained therein is replete with
thrilling incidents ami personal adventures ,
but the most remarkable fcaturns of all are
certain disclosures concerning crimes in
Texas and Indian territory , which will tend
to provo thnt innocent men huvo been sen-
Umcod on various occasions. It is also a
matter of curiosity that the names of promi
nent persons arc connected with certain
crimes that hr.vo been committed In rnccnt
yciirs. .Some nf the sketches in luo journal
nro lively and humorous.
ItnliiRil by Speculation.
M.tcoN" , ( ja. , Fob 17. The Capital bank
yestcrdny canted warrants to bu issued
a''umst .Tolm I. . . Adams , of Adams ft Sun ,
cotton manuf.u.'turers utid warcliouso men.
The charges nro forgery , uttering forged pa
per , cluviting nnd swhrJIIug. Adanni went
to Jail In default of fXUUU bail. Ho waived
prclimhuuy hearing. Six years ago youu
Adams commenced to speculate ) in futures ,
losing heavily. Hu issued liclitloua cotton
receipts and farmers' not s , finally forging
tko 111111104 of ri'spuiiiiblo farmers and dis.
rouiiti ! ! vie ! pupcr at the bunk ,
talnni ; It up always In timu
i to proven * , trouble. This continued until the
tlio amount of Allans' fictitious and forged
pnpor lacrcnssU : o f''l.tW at thu CJupiU > |
bank. Adams transferred Insurance policies
to the ainnunt of tlS.UlK ) to thu bam : , In
coimthg the cotton bales in thu houbc , ' . ' 03
wera found which blumUl have been n tliov-
saml. Adams acknowledged the crlmu and
stated that &JVKKi ( , ( would barely cover the
amount. The father is ) ; lyliv : respected ,
ad : : ! lic house goes to thu wall i.ftrr ilom0-
* - " ; 'yriy ! yoar.i.
Ohnrpod With Criminal Llbol In the
Chester Turnoy Caso.
A 'Wood-t'llo l-'rcini Which Several
"Well Developed Kc
Arc Kxpcctcd In Ho
Motsn , In. , Feb. 17. [ Special Tele
ram to Tin : Hii.l : Governor Larrabco was
asked tttis afternoon if it were trim that the
grand jury had Indicted him for crimina
libel. The report was current yesterday thai
an indictment had been made but the officials
refused to confirm it ana no warrant was is
sued. The governor , In reply , said that the
county attorney came to his house to-day ant
Informed him thnt au indictment had been
reached. Ho told the county attorney that
he should bu glad to have the case called at
once , ns bo was ready at any time to appear
In court and answer to the charge. Ho said
further , In connection , this afternoon , that
while the proceeding was apparently In the
interests of Mrs. Turiiey , the mother of
Chester Turnoy , tlio boy imprisoned nt Ana-
mesa , yet there were other parties be
hind her who were pushing the
suit solely to nunny and injure him. "I am
not nt all surprised , " said the governor ,
"that this indictment was returned. I have
been kept informed of the efforts that have
been made In this direction , unu us long ago
ns Uccember I was told by ono of the attor
neys for Mrs. Turnoy that If 1 didn't pardon
tbo boy there would bo trouble made for me.
More than that , the railroads liavo been giv
ing Mrs. Turnoy free passage to go over the
state and work up sympathy ana feeling
against me , and I have no doubt have been
glad to help bring this about. Hut when the
attorney told mo that I would be much more
comfortable if I would pardon the boy and
thus avoid this trouble I told him that I was
not discharging my duties with a view to my
personal comfort , and had not so far
looked to my own convenience in
doing what 1 thought was iright , nnd I
should not begin to do so now. So I paid no
attention to their threats and mn not sur
prised that after all their efforts they have
succeeded in celling nn indictment against
me. I am ready to go into court at any time ,
and nin half disposed to bo my own lawyer ,
and don't especially blaine Mrs. Turney , as
shejs being used byotbeis. Hut I may feel
it my duty now to make some thincs public
in court that I liavo kept back heretofore out
of consideration for other people's feeling ! ' .
So far as having any malicious motive in
sending out the pamphlet on which the al
leged libel is based , I should be willing to
pay any damages the court might asses's and
make Mrs. Turnoy a handsome present be
sides , if they can show that 1 bad any desire
to do her injury. "
When aslced as to what this pamphlet was ,
the governor said it contained nothing ex
cept copies of papers flletl in his ollice , with
out a word from him personally. Ho ex
plained its publication by saying that it came
about In tliis way : He had received so many
letters asking why ho didn't pardon Chester
Turney that ho got tired of writing replies ,
mid so told his chief clerk to gather up the
remonstrances against n pardon that had
come from citizens of Preston , where the
crimes wcro commited , and have them
printed and send n copy to everyone who know the other side of the case.
To these remonstrances were added letters
from the district attorney who prosecuted
and the lawyer who defended the ooy , piving
Information bearing on the trial. He had
sent a ropy of this pamphlet to each member
of tbo legislature since the Turney side was
presented to the legislature last winter , be
fore these remonstrances were received , and
ho wanted them to see that there were two
siacs to the case. Then , whenever a person
had written asking about the case , ho bad
sent this pamphlet , which showed why many
of the best people of Preston did not want
the boy pardoned and didn't think it would
bo safe to the community to liavo him let out
at present. The statements contalnod in the
remonstrances about Mrs. Turnoy were not
his own , but the statements of the former
neighbors of the woman where she had
lived. These papers were a part of the pub
lic records on nlo in his ofllco , nnd ho had
loaned them several times to people who
wanted to know about the cote. Partly to
preserve them from being lost , ho had them
printed , so that a printed copy could bo given
when wanted , rather than the original cop
ies.The remonstrances from Mrs. Turnoy's
former neighbors stated she was not a woman
of good character whoso word could bo relied
upon , and that she had two husbands living ,
having received a divorce from neither. Mrs.
Turney claims that these statements are un
true and libellous. She says her first hus
band was killed In the war , though there are
no records of when and where ho was killqd.
and she does not claim to know. She said
last night , whoa questioned , that ho was not
killed in any battle , but by bushwhackers ,
though she don't know when or where.
It appears that there nro others besides
Mrs. Turnoy who are endeavoring to pet the
covcrncr into a box , and it is intimated that
tbo grand Jury itself was not wholly with
out intent In the mailer. The
Jury was strongly anti-prohibilion , having a
number of what are called Jugwumps and
democrats , who have no love for so radical a
prohibitionist as Governor Larrabee. It is
stated to-night that the ease will bo called in
tbo district court next Tuesday morning ,
though no ono expects It will go very far.
When asked what ho jvould 119 if ho were
convicted , the governor laughingly replied
that ho hadn't decided whether he would go
tn the penitentiary or pardon himself out. It
is not improbable that in the course of time
ho may make It pretly lively for some of the
friends of Mrs. Turney who have been push
ing the Indictment ngainst him , including
two or tlirco people of this city.
Important l < > I'nrmorH.
nus Moisna , la. , Fob. 17. [ Special to Tin :
lli'.i : . ] -lowa Is fortunate In having as stale
veterinary surgeon , Dr. Stalker , n man of
.scientille acquirement. ! , who can protect the
cattle interests of I ho stale in many ways.
Ho has made a sludy of the poisoned plants.
and fungus growths which cattle sometimes
feed upoivnml a case of tills kind 1ms been'
recently investigated by him. A man named
* Lutliurt living near Madrid , in Hoono county ,
reported to him that his cattle wcro aflllcted
\\vlth n btrnniro hoof disease. Dr. Slaiker
made u pumomil examination and discovered
that the cattle had been eating bay that was
Illlcd with ergot , u fungus growth that is fre
quently noticed on what Is known as spurred
ryo. Tins fungus growth is scon In moro or
less ( iiiui..ivj on a great deal of hay , hut a
Miuill amount of it docs llttlo harm. When
found In larcu qmintlllles , the hay containing
it Is likely to piovc very Injurious to the cut-
tlo that eat it. After u long course of feed
ing tha effect becomes notlccaUle , especially
toward spring. It impairs the circulalion ,
nnd eventually keeps all blood from the ex
tremities , thus producing the hoof disease ,
such us was noticed In the catUo at Madrid ,
Dr. Stalker's ' udvlco to tlio farmer was to
stop feeding the hay with the ergot in it , and
changeto n diet of corn fodder or straw-
two articles thnt nro usually absolutely fre'o
from tlm HtulT. Ho states that corn has
a tendency to counteract the effect of the
ergot. This winter being comparatively
mild , farmers have fed moro hay ami less
cxirn than u tiul , hence thu number of cases
of hoof disease In dltToront parts of the state.
Dr. Stalker explains ilio fuel that horses are
not so liable to bu alllleted us cattle , by their
being moro holectlvo In the matter of their
fond , and they arc mare likely to reject the
spurred rye upon which the poisonous fungus
grown ,
Thu Nation il Guard Kiicninpniciit.
Moixui , la. , Feb. 17. ( Special to Tnu
twv brigadier generals , Gen-
eral Wright , of Ccntorvillc , nnd Genera
Heeson , of Marshalltowiit have been In the
city during the past week conferring will
the adjutant general in regard to the ncx
encampment of the Iowa National Guard
Heretofore the custom 1ms bee'n to aUornnto
the style of encampment , having one year i
brigade encampment and the next year regl
mental encampment ! ) . Thcro are two brig
ndes in tlio state , the first rotnprUIng the
Second , the Third and the Fifth regiments
The second brigade includes the First , the
Fourth and the Sixth regiments. Heforo the law Wis passed by the last genera
assembly it was possible to secure speeia
rates for troops to and from their encamp
incuts. Hut now that special rntos luivo been
abandoned the item of transportation is a
very Important one when estimating the ex
penses of an cucnnnmiant. The commanding
ofllcors say thnt the troops get the best re
suits from tbo brigade imeampaiopt , but it is
more expensive than the encampment bj
regiments , and they hesitate about ordorim ,
that kind for this year , although it wouh
follow In natural order , the encampment last being by regiments. Thomatter is now
being considered , and If any nrrangcmom
can bo made with the railroads which wil
make the expense about equal la either case
the brigade encampment will bo ordered. A
decision will soon bo announced , and the
dates will bo fixed , so that the men in the
National Guard cau arrange their eneage
ments for the summer" as not to conflict
with the encampment ,
The Vacant
DBS Mow * , la. , Feb. 17. [ Special to Tin
Hic. : | The vacant position on the supreme
bench Is Just now tbo absorbing object of in
terest to a great many' ' Iowa lawyers. Judge
Koed , who Is to represent the Council Hluffs
district in congress for tlio next two years ,
has stepped down froin tbo bench instead ol
up from it , us some might suppose. Thegov-
crnor is now busy in looking over letters of
application , recommendations , petitions , etc.
He says he has a basket full of recommenda
tions pertaining to twelve distinct candi
dates. Ho will spend some days in examin
ing their papers , and then will make the ap
pointment. It is bolloved'ln this vicinity
that Judge Given , of the district bench of this
city , is almost certain to receive the appoint
ment. lie was the leading candidate for tlio
nomination at the last state convention , next
to Judge Granger , who was nominated. He
is very" popular in Grand Army circles , and
is well known all over the state , having been
a candidate for the nomination of governor
four years ago.
Tfie Iowa Tax Ijinv.
DBS Moixns , la , , Feb. 17. [ Special Tel
egram to THE HCK. ] A good many people
do not entirely understand thn provisions of
the general Iowa tax law. No demand for
taxes is required but it is the du'.y of every
person to p.iy his taxes between the lirst
Monday in January and the 1st day of March
following the levy in September. Or , he
may pay one-half tlio general tax nnd all the
road tax before tlio first day of
March and the remainder before
the first day of the following
September. Where the lirst installment is
not paid before April 1 the whole tax be
comes delinquent from March 1 , and when
the second installment is not paid before
October 1 following it becomes delinquent
from September 1. Delinquent taxes draw
a penalty of 1 per cent.ppr . month until paid.
A tax sale is held on tho'flrst Monday of each
year for 11)0 ) unpaid taxes of the preceding
year or years. Tills synopsis of the Iowa tax
laws may save a good'tnnny Iowa tax payers
from pcnaltv payment * for neglect to comply
with vhe provisions in this respect.
The Oil la A
DisMoisiH : , la. , Feb. 17. [ Special to Tun
pLu.l A great many complaints liavo been
made to the slate board of health about the
quality of kerosene offered for sale and
about the trouble to make lamps burn prop
erly. Assistant Secretary Andrews , who
has made n study of such matters , became
satisfied that the trouble is not witli the oil ,
for every gill in use in the state is carefully
inspected. Ho lias come to the conclusion
that the trouble is with the wicks and burn
ers rather than with the oil. For several
days ho has had a collection of all kinds of
wicks and burners in his ofllco , ana has been
carefully testing them. Jn his opinion Iowa
has the best oil of any state in the union , because -
cause of its rigid inspection of all kerosene
offered for sale in the state. He liuds that
oil of a high test often /burns / badly because
its great specific gravity resists the capillary
attraction and prevents It from rising in
the wick. Ho holds that such oil should bo
used in lamps with reservoirs above the
light , so that the specilic gravity helps rather
than hinders its burning. As soon as his in-
vcsligalions are comuleicd ho will publish
the resulls in a pamphlet for general distri
Another I'rohlcm Solved.
DBS . , Feb. 17. [ Special to
Tnc HUB. ] A curious little question on the
construction of a statute has Just been de
cided by the state auditor. The law entitles
the soldiers' homo at Marslmlltown to draw
an appropriation of $10 per month for each
inmate. Tlio trustees were in doubt us to
now to determine the number each month ,
since the number was constnnlly changing.
Hitherto an attempt has boon made to arrive
at an approximation by taking the average
for the preceding quarter. This did not
make sufficient allowance for the heavy in
crease during the quarter , and it was feared
that the appropriation would not bo enough
to support the actual number of inmates.
The auditor now decides that the average of
the number of Inmates In the preceding
month shall bo taken as the basis for ap
propriations each month. So tlio trustees
nro happy , and think they cau got along all
_ _ _ _
The Hallroad Situation.
DBS Moisns , la. , Fob. 17. [ Special to TUB
HBI : . ] The situation in railroad matters is
very quiet at present. The different roads
aru accepting the commissioner's schedules ,
nnd pulling ihelr rut s in force ns fast as the
changes can bo made. Whether or not the
litigation begun In Jujlgo Drawer's court will
bo continued at the > May term Is not alto
gether certain. The j-ouds have had a largo
force of men 'at work obtaining u mass of
statistics to show thoiloss that would result
on n year's business ! if the commissioners'
rates were enforced.They make a comparal-
so between the old . uud thu now rates on a
year's business and they expect to provo to
the court thnt tbo loa $ would bo DO great as
to nearly bankrupt them. At present , how
ever. they are giving the rates a trial , and
imblio sontlmoui is very strongly in favor of
having them obey tbo law ana try the rates
uwlulo and s&o whether the threatened loss
will arise. _
The Choniieolr | Murder ,
MASON CITV , la. , ft'cb. 17. [ Special role-
Tram to Tins HuBjJ Incitement In the
3hcmllock wholosalo'murdcr Is beginning to
subside. At 8 o'clock lus.t ovcnlni ; tbo body
of the murderer was , picked up from the
> ratrio nnd carried across the country to the
tome of his father. The hatred manifested
jy some of the Uohcmians was expressed In
nuttcred curses , while others gave the body
violent kicks. The coroner will not bo abla
o report a verdict Uofore Monday night , nnd
t Is now likely that ho will bo ublo to ustab-
Ish that Joe Chcmllcuk hud an accomplice in
the crime.
jUnder the lee ,
HISMAIICU , D.ik. , Feb. , 17. A half-breed
udlau named Le Hlanc , his wife and thrco
children , were drownoJ in the Missouri river ,
eighteen miles from hero , yesterday after-
toon. Tlioy were crossing the river In a
vugon during the blinding bli//.urd. Tno
torses ran into an air bolo and all were swept ,
under water ,
Serve Notlco On Supposed Cattle
Thlovos to Leave.
_ _ _
The Incitement Huns lllfcli , and It Is
Fcni-cd That Several nf
the Suspects Will
Ho I/ynohod.
Thn Governor Appealed To.
Nr.wi-oiiT , Neb , , Feb. 17. [ Special Tele
gram to Tun Hrn.l Reports from ICoya
Palm county show it to bo under the reign
of a vigilante committee , For the past
month the farmers and ranchmen of that
county have lost many entile , which they
suppose men living In thoeounty have helped
to run off. C. M. Clay was waited upon last
Monday andlaken in charge by the commit
tee. A man named Hubcoek , who was taken
In charge by the committee , escaped and
cumo to Uassett to secure aid from tbo of
ficers of this county. A writ of habeas
corpus was Issued by Judge Morgan and put
in the hands of Sheriff Harris , of this
county , but the sheriff of Keya Palm refused
to act. JudKO Morgan telegraphed to Gov
ernor Thnycr for militia to "aid in serving the
writ. .
The governor says that the ofilccrs of
Hock county had no authority to act.
Stewart , another of the supposed thieves ,
rode out of Springvicw Thursday night. His
horse came into Springviow Saturday morn
ing riderless , and atowart bus not been seen
since. A score of men have received notices
to leave ICoya Palm in the next twenty-four
hours. It is feared by many that Clay and
others will bo lynched before the commlttcbs
can bo brought under subjection.
It Is s.iid thnt fully live hundred men be
long to the organizalion.
Clifford's Crime.
NntitASKv CITV , Neb. , Feu. 17. [ Special
to Tin : HKB.I Edwin Clifford , the actor who
died at Hastings last Thursday , had u little
story connectcii with his life tht.t was not
generally known , even among his friends.
The story is told by Miss Jessie Crisp , an nc-
iress who has been in the city. Miss Crisp
secured Clifford his lirst theatrical engage
ment , nearly twenty-live years ago , and fin
ally brought him to Mobile , Ala. , to play in a
theater of which Miss Crisp's father was
manager and proprietor. The lady had u
sister Celia , who had married n confederate
olllcer Captinin W. Mobley , a wealthy planter.
The hitter and Clifford , whoso right name
was Acker , became the warmest of friends.
During the performance of n play at Mobile ,
Clifford entered the box ofllco drunk , tniil
used insulting language to the manager's
wife. Mobloy overhearing the remarks eon-
fronted Clifford and asked him to apologize
to the lady , Dut instead of complying Clifford
drew a revolver and fired four shots into
Mobloy's body , from which ho die d the next
day. The revolver with which the shooting
was done was a present from tlio murdered
man. Clifford was arrested , but at the re
quest of the victim was given his liborty.and
he left the city and has not been seen by the
injured family since that day. The murdered
man was a brother-in-law to Congressman
Crisp , of Georgia , and nn only son of Mobloy
is at present a clerk to the aqngreismun.
The widow afterwards married Edwin Stew
art , the actor.
Suspected of Murder. '
Lixwoot ) , Nob. , Feb. 17. A man supposed
to bo John Waters , who murdered his
mother-in-law at No. 51 TulIJa street , Pough-
kecpsio , N. Y. , was arrested hero Saturday
night by Private Deteteutive Leroy E.
Sowers. The prisoner registered at the
Northwestern hotel ns Frank Halter , and
says ho has been traveling over the country
for the last two years. He answers to Iho
despription given and will bo held until the
officers who have been notified can arrive.
A Fish Story.
Loxo PIXI : , Nob. , Feb. 17. [ Special to
THE HEB. | United States Fish Commis
sioner Ivenedy went through hero hist night
with a car load of fish , and left a lot Jof them
for Long Pine crook. One of the export
trout fishermen of this pla90 presented Mr.
Kenedy with a largo speckled trout , woigh-
; ng ono and thro-quartcr pounds. These
were put in the creek 11 vo years ago , and
hundreds of them were caught last summer.
Wanted for Jtirglary >
NKIIHASKA CITY , Neb. , Feb. 17. [ Special to
Tin : Hii : : , ] Tlio men , Haward and Hughes ,
irrosted hero on suspicion , are wanted
in Falls City for burglary. Their identity
was discovered by u bad cut on Hnward's
nind , imi'lo by breaking a window glass. The
Falls City officers will arrive to-morrow.
IJroko Thrnii li the luc.
NijmuKA. CmNob. . , Fob. 17. [ Special
to THB HEB. ] The report reaches the city
to-day that a young girl aged sixteen , named
Stanley , broke through the ice hi the river
lortli of town last evening and was
drowned. The body was not recovered.
Sold anil Changca I'olitics.
Noiinnt' , Neb. , Feb. 17. [ Special to TUB
HII : : . ] T. S. Armstrong has sold the
Horcalis plant to O. P. Hillings. The politics
of the paper will bo made republican.
OnoIMnn Htirned to Douth and Sev
eral Severely Injured.
KANSAS CITVMO. , Fob. -Special [ Tele
gram to Tun Uin.1 : A Disastrous lire broke
out in the Lnndis livery and Transfer com
pany's burns ut Tenth and Forest avenue ,
shortly after 11 o'clock to-night , nnd
for a time threatened to devastate
tlio entire cast sldo of the city , as
Lho flrodepartmo nt was powerless to prevent
its spread , owing to the bursting of the water
main west of the fire. The flro spread with
startling rapidity , nnd the entire ) building
and contents were destroyed. The horses
were stabled In tlio basement , mid it Is esti
mated thnt ninety of them perished , entail
ing u loss of about 520,000. The build
ing and store will run thn loss up
to $ .10,000 , which is fairly covered
jy insurance. Mr. Hoffman , one of the gen
tlemen interested in the company , was burned
M death and his wife seriously injured , Tom
Hrady , nn employe , was also badly hurt and
another hostler severely injured.
residences were also burned down , which
will increase the total loss to possibly
f75,000. ,
NEW OIII.BANH. La. , Feb. 17. The failure
of tbo Grand Lake Coal company , of Piits-
nirg. has lead to important suits filed here.
Ono Is brought against Joseph H. Williams
by the Fort Pitt National bank , of I'ittsburg ,
or ( 0.000 ; another by thu Mcchnnclai
fatinnul bank , of I'ittsburg , against Joseph
J. Williams , for ? : iJ,000. Attachments have
icon issued. It is alleged that during u storm
ast August the Grand Lake Coal company
est by the sinking of coal boats on the lower
Mississippi nearly 500,000.
Her uwlilpptj < l.
CASi'Kit , Wyo. , Fob. 17. [ Special to Tun
JEB.I Marshal Buxton was horsewhipped
n the street to-day by Jack Wiser , for ul.
ogcd filandorouj remarks make by Huxtou ,
oncoming the character ot u young lady
vhom WUnor had been waiting1 upon for
HO mo time.
A Htni'u Hume.
HOI.YOKB , Col. , Fob. 17. [ Special Tola-
cram to TUB HIB. : ] Wukeman ft t > oa' ' ; > ia'"V
ral merchandise store burned hero lust *
Ight. Loss $7KOj ( ) Insurance ? 1,000.
Hubert Jove1 , of Kansas City , Shot
Tlmmuli the Hend.
KANSAS CITY , Feb. 17. [ Special Telegram
to TUB linn. I A sensational shooting affray
which resulted fatally , took plnco nt Argen
tine , ICnn. , ono of Kansas City's suburbs ,
late this afternoon. The facts in the case ,
as near as can bo nscfrtalned , Indicate that
Kobert Jove , n sporting chnwctor , nnd
John C. Hrown , n Santa Fo yardman ,
have had trouble for sever.xl Wi-oks
Thofeud _ was the outcome of Improper ad
vances on the part of , love to Mrs. Hrown ,
who had Informed her husband of an Inde
cent proposal made by Jove. This afternoon
Jove was on n spree and called at Brown's
rofldcnce. Ho flourished a revolver anil
threatened to kill Drown , nnd was ejected.
Jove was afterward arrested for firing
of bis revolver but released on bail.
Later Hrown and Jove met on the street , and
the latter precipitated matters by assaulting
Hrown , who drew his revolver and shot .love
through the head , killing him in
stantly. Urown gave himself up to
the authorities and was lodged in the
comity Jail at Wyaudotto. He told
his story of the trouble In n straight forward
inaiiin'r , and the sympathy of the public is In
his favor. It is said that Jove is wanted in
Johnson comity , Tennessee , for thn murder
of a colored man some two years ago.
A Iloiiiostnku HotibRi1 Ksenprs.
DBunvooi ) , 13. T. , Feb. 17 [ Special Tele-
cram to Tin : HII : : . ] John Wilson , the
Homcstako train robber , who was badly
wounded and captured in that dastardly at
tempt on the lUth of hist October , and who
turned states evidence against Niekerson ,
Telford , nnd Dee Dougherty , bis accoui
pliccs , escaped from the Jail last
night. His cell was in the
second story. The only window
was secured by an iron-barred shut
ter and was locked on the inside by a pad
lock. This was picked , evidently with n
small octagonal steei punch , a broken part of
which was found with two strands of twisted
wire in his cell this morning. He let himself
down with torn strips of his blankets. Con
siderable astonishment and indignation is
manifested hero at the placing of Wilson in
such nn insecure cell.
Kltotr'lo Sugar Frauds Arrested.
ANNH.uir.oit , Mich. , Feb. 1" . AH the par
ties in the Electric Sugar Hiillnlng company
frauds were arrested at Milan last night , the
sheriff returning to this city about midnight
with Mrs. Olive , E. Friend , William K. How
ard , Emily Howard , Gus Halstead and
George Halstead , and placed them in the
county Jail. They were arreasted for obtain
ing money under false pretenses. Three In
dictments wcro found against them
by tbo grand jury of Now York
last January. One is issued for
fraud ngainst the sugar company , and two
on complaint of Lawson N. Fuller , of New
York. On these indictments requisitions
were made on the governor of Michigan
who issued warrants for their arrest. Yes
terday was the llrsttimo since that all parties
have been in the state. As it was late , no
bail could be obtained and they remained in
Jail. Howard threatens thnt when they go
to New York there will be n sansution
renter than had ever stirred that' city ,
A Fatal Quarrel.
Toi'BitA , Kan. , Feb. 17.Special [ Tele-
ram to Tin : BUB. ] James Ellisto nn prom
inent catlle man and proprietor of the Cimarron -
arron ranch , ono of the largest in western
Kansas , became Involved in a quarrel ycster-
ila.y afternoon with C. Ii. Haldy , tnc super-
ntcndent of the ranch. Klliston suspected
that Haldy was too Intimate with
iis wife , and. accusdc him of it. This brought
on hot words , but the two were parted by
friends. A half hour later the quarrel was
renewed , and Haldy who in the meantime
armed himself with a revolver shot Elleston
three times , death resulting almost instantly.
The affair has created n sensation , and the
feeling ngainst the nninicror is very bitter.
He claims that It was done in self defense.
Tn Hiiild n Mill.
Movwooi ) , Neb. , Feb. 17. [ Special to Tin :
The committee appointed a few days
ago by the Moywood Flouring Mill Aid asso
ciation to raise money to defray the expenses
connected with the cstablshing of n flouring
mill at this place , 1ms raised 1,090 as a bonus
for the Walter Chamberlain proposition to
put in a mill , and $ Jnoo for use in legal pro
ceedings which may bo brought about by
other parties who desire 10 put in u mill at
the same place.
"Travel Saloon. "
For HunniiiK n lug
GANDV , Neb. , Fob. 17. [ Special to TUB
HBI : . ] There was quite nn excitement cre
ated in Grandy by the arrest and prosecution
of W. T. Judson for running a traveling sa
loon , commonly called "boot-legging
whisky. " Judson was bound r.ver in $500
bonds to appear before the district court In
The Weather Indications.
For Nebraska ! Fair , warmer , variable
Forliwa ; Cle.irlng , eoldtjr , followed by
warmer northwesterly winds.
For Dakota : Fair , .clearing . in northwest
portion , warmer , variable winds.
Mortuary Matters.
The funeral of Thomas Gough was largely
attended yesterday , the Hriekluvcrs' union
and the members of the Plusteror's union
turning out in full foroc , the nthor trades
unions being represented by delegations.
The cortege was hearted by the A. O. II.
band , and proceeded from Hoafe.y & Hoafy's
to Laurel hill , where the remains were in
Another old resident of Omaha passed
away , when Bridget Hoylan dlod lunt even
ing shortly beforn 0 o'clock. Siio had .been
Iroublcd with heart disease , and was con
fined to her house a few days prior to her
death , which , however , cimo : unn'cpnctcdl.v.
She was sixty-two years of u o , and the wife
of .lames Hoylan , one of thu oldest
of the Union Pncillu employes , and
at present In charge of the
shipping departments nt the shops. She
leaves six children , ono of whom is a tele
grapher in the employ of tlm company , and
the other a mouldur. The funeral will talco
place Tuesday at S a. m.
Miss Guiles McGuire succumbed to an In
flammatory attiick yesterday aflornoon in
South Omaha , ami will bo burieti in St.
Mary's cemetery to-moriow moriiingt at. b a.
in , High mass will bo celebrated In St.
Hrldgct'H church.
Josle Halen , a three-year-old girl , died of
bronchitis yesterd.iyafturnoun , The funeral
will leave her father's ivdUlcnco , Hrown
Park , tins afternoon ittil p. m.
Itailrojd 'Noll's.
General Passenger Acrcnt Huchanaii has
Issued the folio wing order ;
Henry ( ' - Cheney is hnpointcd assist , in t
general passenger ui.ront of the Fremont.
Klkhorn fi Missouri Valley railroad , and of
the Kioux City fi I'.iuiilu , taking
effect February 15 ,
Mr. Cliuynoy 1ms for years hold the odlce
of southwestern p.issunjrcr ngcnt of the
above road , which has hncm abolished.
Assistant General Manager Dickinson , Car
Accountant Buckingham , and AMisfllnt Gen
eral Freight Agent llalilw.n , of tlio Union
Paclllo , are nt Leavenwerth tnnltlng arrange
ments for ihu independent operation of the
Leavenworth ft. Southwestern , witli Bald
win ns gnucral manipulator.
it is currently reported that A. V. U. Car
penter , gitncral p.i * cnger iifcnt of tha Chi-
rage , Milwaukee & St 1'nul. will bo rotii-nd
at full pay March I , and tlmt.i.V. . Hnmuv
Iof\ \ will tuUo Ilia lilacs. Old ago and loss of
sight is tU "auso of Mr. Carpenter's rctiru- from the joltioa ( ho has iicU to lung ,
The Tnllost Office Bnlklluor In Chl-
cngo a Totul Wvook.
Tlio SiiiirrlntiMHlent nuil CYuitraotora
Krl'itso to Advnnro Any Tlicnfy
AH to tliu Cauxo of
tin ; Aculdunt.
A Mountain \Vi-i-cUnic. .
CnicAdo , Fob. 17. Ono of tlio tallest ofllco
buildings in America collapsed to-jlny. A
number of workmen rushed out Just in tlino
to ccnpo being crushed under tlio mountain
of wreckage. Tlio ruined building was tbo
Owings block , it beautiful gothlc structure ,
fourteen stories high , situated nt
the eornor of Dearborn and Aduius street ? ,
Just opposite ) tlio postoftlci' , in tlio center of
tlio business district. The ten Icwor stories
foil in , one after another , leaving tlio walls ,
tlio four upper floors and the root'standing
in a decidedly shaky condition. In the tenth
story the tile flooring was defective , or was
danniged by the natural settling of the build
About StfO this morning n dozen or so of
the workmen who w ire In the. basement
heard au omlnious cracking and crash. For
tunately for them they did not stop to In
quire the cause , but rushed frantically into
the street. A succession of thunderous re
ports followed the first , crush , then
ono mighty din , and the atiuosphcro
was tllli.'d with n irrcat uprising cloud of dust.
When the uir was cleared , where once story
above story rose with every appearance of
colossal strength and durability , now
mounted a fantastic heal ) nf debris ,
while a space for lilO feet above was empty ,
save for the bout nnd distorted Iron beams
that here and there projected from the walls.
The superintendent and contractors were
Munitioned , but did not seem to have any
idea of the cause of tbo wreck , or if they did
they kept it carefully to themselves.
The building , which was rapidly approaching
preaching completion , was considered ono
of the Ilnest in the city from
the standpoint of convenience , strength and
architecture. The three lower stories were
of stones and others above of pressed brick.
The interior was entirely of tile , supported
by massive iron girders.
Tlio tiles of which the Mooring were miulo
wi're lilted together like keystones , and any
extension of space coiilliiing them would tend
to allow the ciitim mass to drop'out. It is
presumed that tha settling of the building
caused the lirst break , and that the weight
of the mass precipitated from the tenth floor
carried down tbo remainder of tlio inner
structure. The matter creates great com
ment among business men. The very fact
that the accident seemed to be uiiforscen Is
generally considered the most serious phase ,
of it , when taken in connection with the
idea that it might hnvo occurred when tbo
building was completed and illlcd
with occupants. Notwithstanding the great
height of the building , the land on which It
stands is not more than fifty foot square.
The design was to utilize every inch to the
utmost. The exterior shows no signs of the
wreck of the Inside. No information as to
the probable loss or what is to bo done could
bo obtained from uuy ono about thobuildi ng.
"Much Significance Attached to Win-
( Inin'H Visit to H.irriHon.
IxniAX.vrous , Feb. 17. This has been a
rather quiet Sabbath , and General Harrison
had a day of needed rest. Around the hotels
and on the streets the chief talk has been the
visit of Windom , and opinions' vary as to
whether he is to go into cabinet , as well na
to the quality of the appointments.
There is less talk to-day of Warner Miller
going into the cabinet than yesterday , but
quite u number positively assort that ho will
bo ono of the eight. Tliey do not pretend to 1
assign him to any specific place , but intima
tions are that it will bo the department o
It was rumored lust night that
Noble , of Missouri , who has
been mentioned for a cabinet plnco
was in the city on yesterday and called upon
General Harrison , but nothing certain can
bo obtained iif regard to it , us the rumor will
neither bo alllrmed or denied at the general's '
house. It Is pretty generally conceded hero
to-day that Noble will bo a member of the
cabinet. Lending democrats heru are dis
posed to criticise very severely the make-up
of the cabinet so far as it has been an
nounced. uThoir criticisms am mainly di
rected nt Windom , Wammmkor and Noble.
A great majority of the republicans express
themselves as highly pleased.
JJG Guroii IH Sorry Ho Spnlco.
LONDON , Feb. 17. [ New York Herald
Cable-Special to Tin : 13ii.1 : The inter
view wltii Lo Caron which the Herald's
London edition published yestcrsny 1ms been
the sensatian of the day. The whole of Sun
day's edition has been exhausted and news
boys are coining to the ofllco want
ing more. From Hyde park In
tbo west toYlilccfhupol in the
cast there is but ono topic of conversa
tion , nnd that is the enterprise shown by the
Herold in out thoTimcs's
drawing great wit
ness. At midday nut a single copy of the
Herald could bo bougnt In London or its
suburbs. Lo Caron called at this ofllco to
night and handed in the following hitter )
" ] am advised that the publication of what
purports to be the report of nn Interview
with mo In to-day'H London edition of tlio
N'ow York Herald constitutes a libel , iind I
now formally give you notion that an" further
thor production of this report or statement
founded upon it must bo at your peril. "
Notwithstanding this threatening notice ,
the Herald's edition of Monday will repro
duce the Interview , as this Is the only
way to supply the enormous demand. In n
statement to the Press association Lo Cnron
says ho though the interview was for Amer
ica , or ho wuuld not buvo talked ,
'J'lic New Hampton Shooting.
Mn-o.v Crrr , la. , Fob. 17. [ .Spi-olal to Tins
Hin--It : ] now looks probable that an exten
sive litigation will grow out of the shooting
sensation at Now Hampton. It appears that
TuffoniH was nobovuii a iKputi/od olllcer , nnd.
hu voluntarily assumed the obligation of
making the. arrnst , TulTimU has boon placed
under arrest and is now out on ball , The
real name of tlio man shot Is Frank
Younglove , ami not Frank l.'nfrnnlclo , in ho
Jlrst gave It. The doctors liavo given up all
hopes of his recovery , but state that ho may
live iilnng ii\ \ his pri'smit condition several
days. The young lady who ho w.'ts enticing
away was Nellie Grcoly , n resident of Qsagy ,
and their arrest was ordered on account of
some pilfering done while they wcro shopping
ntltiiKsett. ' It appears that Younglovo Is u
bad character , and IIUK done time In tha Mntu
liimitoiitinry nn uiuount of wrong doings tit
Urusb Creak , in.
, \ .NiM'i'l Oldor.itloii ,
Jis ) : MOINC.I , la.-Feb. U. [ Special to TUB
Hii.I : : Them will bo n iwoi oolubrution of
Washington's birthi'ay ' in miiny Iowa cities
this year. Tbo OranU Army post , at Mount
Pleasant has urli'mutci ] a outturn whlcU
others will follow. The veterans propose to
present on that occasion n fhz to tlio buys pi
the High school. They reverse , tha usual
order , ami give Ihiirs Instr-id of recttivlng
them , Hut tliojr Idea Is tbwt n the votonmu
ace growing old anil fsm passing away , It la
iipproprinio that their charge should bo com-
miltnil to younger hands , and so tliuy glvo
[ lie Inspli-iilon of ihmr benediction 'to tha
boys of to-iluy , who will noon tnko thnlr
places. , Commander L'onslgnuy will no Jm-
pressed with the Idea that he has revow. r
inindi.'il it to all ' , bo IK.-EM us tto ! dep
of lowu.