Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, March 25, 1889, Image 1

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Ho BollovoB In Provldlnff for Every
Union Boldlor.
Afraid of tlio Scrutinizing Ey oof the
Public The Inadequacy of the
AVIilto IIoitBo Accom
WisniKOTOM BonnAu Tnn OMAHA. EBB , )
WASIHKOTOK , D. O. , March 21. J
"I bollovo In giving every union soldier
'his widow or orphan , who Is In need , a pen
sion , and in giving it to him or her as quickly
as possible , " said Corporal Tanner , the now
commissioner of pensions , in discussing , last
evening , the policy ho will pursue when ho
fills General Black's chair. Tanner's ap
pointment is generally regarded as the be
ginning of a now pension era. It may , and
likely will , result In universal pensions , as
the simplest and cheapest way out of it. In
fact n universal pension bill will bo early in
troduced in the Fifty.flrst congress , und un
less It should , bo deemed inexpedient , and
killed by caucus , it' will become a" law. Cor
poral Tanner has long been regarded as a
pension libcralUt of the most pronounced
typo. During the recent campaign ho
stumped Indiana with General Alvin P.
Hovoy , who was elected governor of that
state , and who is a strong advocate of pen
sions for all who served honorably and faith
fully for the union during the late war.
Tanner declared in almost every speech ho
made that if ho had the power tncre novel-
would bo the necessity afforded for an ox-
union soldier or sailor or tils widow or or
phans to accept public or private charity.
Ho would make them all independent out of
the public treasury. No one know bettor
than General Harrison these statements and
and these promises , and the appointment of
Tanner to a position where the laws already
on the statute books can bo construed to un
limited universal pensions , is taken as a
direct indorsement of the sentiment.
For three months the Issuance of pensions
at the pension bureau has been almost
suspended. Klght or ten weeks since the
commissioner directed tbat the daily list of
pensions allowed bo suspended as the allow
ances were BO few that ho did not want com
parisons made with the present work of the
bureau and that of six , eight and ten months
ace , when the soldier vote was being bid for.
That Is why the press of the country does
not publish the names of the pensioners. No
one has been able during the past six weeks
to ascertain who liad been allowed pensions.
Commissioner Tanner Intends , as soon as ho
can get machinery . in operation under the
now regime , to begin anew the Issuance for
the press of the list of pensions allowed , and
those who are eagerly watching for their
pittance may know in advance of the usual
-channel when success has crowned them.
Representative Chcadlo , of Indiana , who
knows Corporal Tanner intimately , said of
him to-day : ' "Ho will civo a pension to
every one who needs it and is entitled to it ,
providing congress will give him the money.
Ho already has great latitude , and can allow
now pensions and increases with almost un
limited liberality. Tanner Is extremely par
tisan , but ho will bo fair with all who fought
for the union Hag , no matter which side they
inay vote on now. Ho hates the democrats ,
ho says , because the democrats shot his legs
off , but ho moans when ho says this that ho
hates those who were democrats during the
war. .Ho loves a union soldier oven though
ho bo n bitter democrat now. His 'appeals to
the patriotism of soldiers duringthe campaign
were eloquent , stirring and effective. Ho is ,
to my mind , the most liberal of all the com
missioners of "pensions wo have over had , and
the effects of his work will bo very soon
Mrs. Hurrison's present illness has called
attention to the unhcalthfulncss and inade
quacy of the white house , and has aroused
public sentiment hero in favor of a new ex
ecutive mansion. The white house has mis
erable plumbing , and the sewer gases can bo
tasted on a foggy day in any part of the
building. Then the house- too small. There
are but live bed rooms inn it , and when the
president and his wife have a few relatives
visiting them , as at present , they are
crowded. There Is sufllcient parlor room ,
probably , but this must bo given to the pub
lic and could not ho utilized by a domestic
family , as it Is alone , the ground floor being
cut of ! from the other part of the building.
Three or four timcs' durlng the past decade
the senate has adopted bills making appro
priations for the construction or a family
rcsldnnco for the president. The sum named
for tbo building and its furnishing have
varied from u quarter to three-quarters of n
'million dollars. One or two of the bills have
provided for the purchase of grounds In the
suburbs , tbo hills on the northern boun
dary being in mind , while the others have
contomolatcd the construction of
a building on the park square immediately
north of and across Pennsylvania avenue
from the white house. The venerable Sena
tor Merrill , of Vermont , has two or three
times Advocated the construction of a family
residence for the president , presenting plans
for it and speaking in its behalf , and be will
probably renew his efforts at the approaching -
ing session of congress. Every day the
necessity of svch a provision is more and
moro scon , not altogether on account of the
crumped condition of the family of the presi
dent in its prescntquartcrs and the unhealthy
condition of the old building , but on account
of the necessity for more room in which to
transact the puollo business. There has
bpcn a complete rearrangement of the rooms
for the clerks at the white- house so as to
utilize the room to tho'best possible advant
age , and yet all are crowded. Two clerks
have been put out In the telegraph ofllco ,
whllp another one is at work In one of the
outer waiting rooms. There Is no privacy
for the president , his private secretary or
any one. The tipaco on the ' second floor It
.occupied , every Inch of it. 'Now that there
is a surplus , a necessity and a republican
majority , it Is proposed to lm < o action for the
building of a private residence fur the execu
tive family.
Mrs. Cleveland's old loom in the executive
mansion has been turned Into a nursery.
Hector and the corpulent Angora 'and Mal
tese cats have been retired for the grand
children of the president and Mrd. Harrison.
On a rainy afternoon lute , just before he
toes into dinner , the president is fond ol
being "turned loose" with the children in tin
nursery , and the wheels of cajts , the rattle
of marbles and ttio laughter of babies re
sound whore the bark of canines and cries
of felines have bocu want to resound. Bubj
McKee often slips out of his mania's room HI
the close of n cabinet conference In the alter
noon and visits the nutlon'B counsellors. He
U known to them all , und never takes ad
vantage of his privileges by making himsel
too plentiful.
Mrs. Harrison expects to bo out again before -
fore the end of the week. She has rapldlj
recovered from her Illness during the pas
twenty-four hours und anticipates tnuct
pleasure during the spring * , and sumiiic :
months visiting the country mirrounUlnj
Vk'ushlnpton. So great has boon the futigui
of handshaking within the past three week
that Mrs. Harrison's hands still bear tin
marks of cordial grips from sincere , bu
thoughtloAS constituents of her husband
Ton president also has experienced the 111
effect of thin promiscuous hubit of greeting
For this reason bus the determination on tin
part of both been reached to sot the mucl
needed precedent of receiving with a sluipl
inclination of the head. At the lust reajj
tlon to the general public by Mrs. Cleveland
tbo weaned hostess , though ready to dro ;
from fatigue , stood smilingly with out
stretched hund to greet between 7,000 ani
8,000 , callers.UUS.
To-day's Post says i ' . 'Mrs. Uussel ) HUr
risen la a daughter of ex-Senator Sounders
of Ouiabn , wuuro the latter owns a ImmUom
estate of four acres In the heart of the town ,
where Mrs. Harrison has resided with her
parents over since the birth of her Infant ,
now fourteen month ) old and named Mar-
thcna , after Us maternal grandmother , a
name of Spanish origin , Mrs. Harrison was
n graduate "of Mrs. Archer's school in this
city , where she won the first honors. The
teacher of mathematics at the instltuto
paid her a high compliment when ho pro
nounced hcr , ho best mathematician , man or
woman , ho had over mot. It was shortly
after her graduation , while she was the
guest of Secretary and Mrs. Itobcrt Lincoln ,
that sheIlrst mot Mr. Hussell Harrison , then
homo from tbo west on n visit to her parents ,
and upon the return of Senator Saunders to
his native state at the expiration of his term
In the senate , the marriage between the two
was solemnized. Mr. Harrison owns a
beautiful homo In Helena , Mont , to which
they will shortly return , much to the regret
of the president and Mrs. Harrison , who are
warmly attached to their attractive daugh
ter-in-law. Mr. and Mrs. Harrison will o
to Now York , where theywill attend the
centennial ball on the 80th of April , pre
vious to tholr final departure for their Hel
ena homo. Mrs. Harrison is fortunate in the
possession of n faithful old nurse , who has
taken "motherly care of the baby since its
birth and accompanied the family from their
western homo to Washington. _ 3 s
MllS. M'KEE.
Mrs. McICce , President Harrlson'H daugh
ter , was four years ago married to Mr. Mc-
Kcc , a wealthy merchant of Indianapolis ,
and has , with her husband , continued to re
side with her parents over since , and at
present forms one of the houshold at the ex
ecutive mansion , where she assists her
mother in all the duties of her position. Mrs.
McKee has over boon a favorite , and during
her school days , the latter portion of which
were spent in Washington , made many last
ing friendships among her companions. She
is of medium height , with dark brown hair
and eyes , and is a bright conversationalist.
Her manners are quiet and refined , and as
she Intends to remain with her parents as
heretofore , will doubtless prove an added at
traction to the list of while house favorites.
Mr , and Mrs. McICco have two children , a
boy and girl , the Ilrst Benjamin Harrison ,
aged two years , and the youngest a baby of
eight months.
General Browne Is the oldest republican
member of congress from Indiana , and ho
naturally receives moro applications for
ifllco than any of his colleagues. Ho is kept
unning : from morning till night to the do-
.irtmcnt and the white house. Yesterday
flcrnoon I met him on the street looking
ircry tired , and in relating his experience of
, ho day , he said : "I have Just visited the
licost man connected with this ndmiulstra-
, ion. I was not very much in favor of the
lolntmentof Secretary Windom , for po-
utical reasons , but I atn his best friend now.
Ho has completely captivated mo. I have
Just been over to the treasury department
urging the appointment oi one of my con-
itltucnis. After receiving my indorsements
ind hearing my arguments , the secretary sat
down , und in the most fascinating manner
explained to mo why ho could not appoint my
man. Ho did it so good naturcdly and In
such a thoroughly gentlemanly way that I
actually have crcuter respect for him than if
ho had granted the appointment without any
explanation. I will bo blessed if it doesn't
do a man's soul good to haul up in an oasis
like the treasury department , when he is
treated in such a thoroughly respectful
manner , and where ho meets such a polished
gentleman , "
The good people of the Church of the
Covenant thought It would be a great card
for them to rent a pew to the president , but
it turns out to have been a nuisance , for
public curiosity to see him is so great that
the church Is crowded every Sabbath mornIng -
Ing with strangers and citizens of Washing
ton who would not enter the sanctuary for
any other reason. The throng has become
so great that the trustees of the churr.h are
compelled to have policemen to keep order
and prevent-strangers from crowding into
povrs whore they do notbfllong.
.Representative Dorsoy has secured the ap
pointment of postmasters In bis district as
follows : Willis M. Slabbing , Furnam ;
Daniel P. Davis , Harrison ; William II.
Price , Bodaro ; Mrs. Sarah A. LusK. Craig ;
Jacob B. Sharat , Pierce ; George P. Alford ,
Grant ; George W. Wingort , Cairo ; H. C.
Wry , Chambers ; Henry Wolf , Carroll ;
Thomas L. Potter , Madrid ; Furman B.
Cary , Children ; J. A. McGonaglo , Palmer.
To-day's Herald says : "Ex-Senator Van
Wyck and Mrs. Van Wyck 'are again in their
beautiful house on Massachusetts avenue.
Apart trom their interest here as property
owners , many other tics bind them to this
city , to which they always gladly return. "
Dr. S. H. Craig and B. F. Thomas , of
'Wymore , are In the city.
Deputy Coal Oil Inspector Jacobson , of
Hastings , Is hero.
Lieutenant Governor J. A. F. Hull , of
Iowa , Is at the Higgs house. Ho is much
talked of as the successor of Governor Lar-
rabeo ,
The extension of leave of absence on ac
count of sickness granted First Lieutenant
George H. Burnett , Ninth cavalry , Decem
ber 1 , 1883 , is further extended six months
on account of sickness.
The discharge of John W. Coons as first
sergeant. Second Independent battery Iowa
light artillery volunteers , October 1 , 1804 , Is
amended to take effect August SO , IStill. His
muster into service as lirst lieutenant , same
battery , October U. ISK-i , Is amended to date
August PI. 1SO-I. His discharge an such Au
gust 7 , 16CT , is amended to take effect Juno
IS , 1805. He is mustered into service as can-
tain , same battery , to data Juno 10,18G5. Ho
was mustered out and honorably discharged
as captain August 7 , 18U5.and ho Is mustered
for pay in the advance grades during the
periods embraced during tho'aforcsald dates.
Tlio Fnrmei i are Firm.
DBS MOINES , la. , March 2-1. [ Special to
TUB BEE. ] The farmers alliances In several
parts of the state have resolved that they
would not use any Holding twine so long us
the present high prices continue. The anti
trust meeting In this city a few days ago
has put courage into , the hearts of the fann
ers throughout the state , and they are going
to bo Independent of tha twlno trust , if they
have to go back to old fashioned methods to
do BO. It is not improbable- that In some
sections lef' , grain than usual will bo raised
this year , in order to avoid the necessity for
the use of binding twlno.
An Inlcrcntliiir PoMtoflloe
MASON CITV , la. , March 24. | Special Tele
gram to TUB BEE. ] An interesting post-
ofllco light Is on at Rockwell. The appli
cants are Editor McEwen , Gcorgo Howland
and Miss Belle Bowc. To-day satisfactory
arrangements wore made between the nppli
cunts and the matter will bo submitted to
the voters for settlement. Each applicant
will select u trusted friend , and these will
together canvass the town and adjacent
country and every republican will bu allowed
to express his preference by ballot.
Younc CrcHtnn lnoilliiiu .
CUK-ITOX , Iu. , March 131. [ Special to TUB
BEE. ] A gang of young hoodlums arc
nightly committing outrages that are a dls-
grace to tbo city. Fences have been torn
down , street lamps broken and night been
matla hideous by their boisterous conduct
In several Instances ludloi unaccompanied
have been followed , grabbed hold of ana Jn-
Bultcd In various ways.
Trumps Solze a Train.
PiTTsiiimo , Pa. , March " 4. A largo partj
of tramps bounded a freight train on the
Plttsburg & Erie railroad , near Allinulppa
Pa. , last night , and for five hours Held tlu
train , refusing to allow the crew to move the
train unless they were permitted to ride or
it , A telegram was sent to Pittsburg for as
slstance , und n special train with olticors wai
sent to the rcsnun. Twelve tramps were jar
rested but a largo number escaped.
The Weather Itulloatlons.
For Nebraska , Iowa ami Dakota ; Fair
cooler wculUcr , vurlub'.u winds.
lowa'a Arguments in Support of the
Claim for Better Rates.
The Answer to Chicago Filed With
ttyo lutcr-Stato Commission
Farmers Fighting the
The War for Bettor Kates.
Dr.s MoiNr.s , la. , March 24. [ Special to
Tun BEB.J Mr. A. B. Cummins , of this
city , the attorney who represents the Iowa
pork parkcrs , Is now In Washington filing
with the intor-stato commerce- commission
their answer to the Chicago packers. Ho
discusses at great length and with very
careful examination of the facts the reasons
why the Iowa packers should hava a better
rate for shipping the packed product than IB
given for shipping the live hogs. Ho repre
sents packing houses at iDcs Molnes , Sioux
City. Fort Dodge , Atlantic , Marshalltown ,
Ollumwa , Cedar Kaplds , Dubuque and
Kcokuk. The aggregate dally capacity of
tlicso Iowa houses Is moro than 18,000 hogs.
During last year they packed about a million
hogs. They reply through Mr. Cummins to
the several charges of the Chicago packers ,
as the Iowa reason why a lower rate should
bo given to the dressed meats than to the
live products , a ; , follows :
1 , Tho.risk attending the transportation of
llvo hogs' is much greater than that of the
3. The average weight of live hogs carried
in a car is not moro than 10,000 pounds ,
while the average weight of the product Is
not less than 30XX ( ) ponnds.
S. The cure and attention that must bo
v given to n train load of llvo hogs , as com
pared with that given to n train load of the
packed product , greatly increases the cost of
transporting the former.
4. The free carriage to and from the place
of shipment of a largo number ot persons
accompanying live hogs adds enormously to
the cost of service.
5. The necessity of continuous and rapid
transit in the case of llvo hogs renders the
service moro expensive thau that of carrying
' , tto uackcd product.
The Iowa packers in their argument urge
.hs . point that the tonnage of the transports-
.ion companies west of Chicago is greatly In
creased by the establishment of packing
houses where they are now In operation.
They take for illustration the house of T. M.
Sinclair & Co. , at Cedar Kapids , which is
one of the largest packing houses in Iowa , us
"allows :
During 18S8 , Hvo hogs received by rail ,
03,33 ,580 pounds. This represents the total
tonnage that would have been carried by the
railroads if the hogs had been taken to Chicago
cage , On the other band , slaughtering them
at Cedar Rapids gave rise to the following
tonnage :
The railroads carried to the
packing house salt , green
meats , coal , cooperage , lum
ber , wood , stone , packages ,
brick , saltpetre and sun
dries . 37,230,500 Ibs
Gross weight of product ship
ped out . 02,745,043 Ibs
Total . , . . 99,075,043 Ibs
Thus showing a bMauco of ton-
nugo In favor ' packing at
Cedar Rapidp . . 37,053,303 Ibs
If the roveu-o side of the case is consid
ered , the Iowa packers are prepared to prove
that the railroads make moro money by hav
ing the pork packed in Iowa , instead of ship-
Uing'lt away ns live m'oduct , and they take
this same house for illustration.
During ono year the said T. M. Sinclair &
Co paid the following freights :
Upon product out . 118,134.14
Upon hogs In . 82,9o3.15
Upon coal , salt , lumber , cooperage ,
etc. , in . 34,019.74
Total . $230,077.23 ,
If the same hogs had been hauled
to Chicago the gross freight earn
ings would have been . $217,271.00
Balance in favor of doing business
at Cedar Uapids . S , 18,800.23
The Sinclair house packed about one-
fourth of the'entiro amount of hogs packed
in Iowa last year. If the protlts of the rail
roads in carrying the product In this one in
stance will bo multiplied by four it will bo
seen that that they received nearly $75,000
more by reason of the maintenance of Iowa
packing houses than they would if there had
been none. So it pays the railroads as well
as the Iowa packers to do the fair and Just
thing by them. These in brief are the main
points that will bo laid before the intcr-stato
commerce commission this week , as Iowa's
side of the pork packing controversy.
Crcdton Items.
CIICSTOX , la. , March 21 , [ Special to THE
Bcc-vTho waterworks , the franchise for
which was granted to an eastern company a
year ago , and which should have been com
pleted April 8 , 18-SU , will bo given to a now
company and will undoubtedly bo completed
in duo season.
The residence and business bouses will
soon bo numbered preparatory to the post-
ofllco department opening a free delivery
system. A new city directory will bo out
.shortly. The now high school will be de
dicated soon. Governor Larrabco and sev
eral other state ofllcials will ofllciato on the
occasion. A stock horse company was formed
hero last week , several imported horses hav
ing arrived hero lately from Europe ,
A special meeting of Iho board of trade
was held In the superior court rooms to con
sider tbo feasibility of building a business
college , the present quarters being too small
to accommodate scholars now in attendance.
Prof. Barrett read an estimate showing that
upon a basis of > iOU students , Hvo terms per
year , the school would dispense ever $00,000
per annum. The plan suggested was for the
citizens to build u house costing not loss than
(10,000. Rev. Hooker , Postmaster Davis ,
Mayor Patterson and several of the most
prominent citizens spoke in very favorable
terms of the project. The board meet again
Monduynight to consider further proposi
tions. Doubtless the business college will
bo a reality before the winter again sots in.
loy AmniiK the Jobbers.
BuiiLixciTo.v , la. , March 24. [ Special to
TUB BEB. | The Jobbing merchants In tbo
river towns In this state are Just now hugely
enjoying the operation of the tariff promul
gated by Iho Iowa railroad commissioners.
The rales thus made within this state are so
low that the sum of the two locals , on ship
ments from points without the state , is loss
than the through rate between similar given
points. The olTect of this feature of the tar-
llf , which is something now la the construc
tion of a sheet , Is to shut out a largo
portion of the competition of Chicago. The
river Jobbing points have the direct advan
tage. being uble to lay In their goods from
seaboard or eastern manufacturing points on
freights which allow them to meet and oven
undersell Chicago and oilier eastern Jobbing
centers. For instance , the rate on Ilrst
cluss from New York to Burlington direct U
U4.-a cents , while the rate on the same goods ,
lublllod at Chicago by the Jobber of that
point , is $ l. ; the rate from Now York to
Ottumwa , In. , via tha Burlington Jobber , is
$1.14 , while via Cuicuuo it' Is tl.Ht , The
Inter-state rates covering u direct bhlpment ,
from Now York to Ottmnwr. , say , nro so
much higher than the sum o ( the rate from
Now York to Burlington , plus the rate from
Burlington let Ottumwa , that the merchant
of the latter plac.i llnds it to his advanu o
now to have his shipments rcblllod at Bur
lington , Ho then get hU goods , after pay-
mi ; two locals , ut u pricu which enables him
to di& mut Ua [ Chlcaco competitor , not-
SUBMITS-- * * " *
withstanding the fact thit the latter ha ? the
advantage of the lontf hfml. The same thine
pertains on all the loirs lines and Is true of
nil other Mississippi jobbing points , ns
Kcokuk , Davenport , Clinton and Dubuquo.
A JM.-xtch For Dr. Tnnnor.
CiinSTON.Ia. , March 24 , [ Special to TUB
BEE.J On n farm nfcw mlcs | north of Prescott -
cott , Adams county , this state , resides n man
named Kline , a local preacher , who has Just
closed a successful forty day fast. Ho claims
ho was impelled to do this by n vision or
command from God. For the first ton days
ha ate a little solid food ; for the remaining
thirty days nothing but sweetened water
passed his lips. Kline is a native of Ohio ,
about thirty-flvoxyears of ago , rather Illiter
ate , and belongs to tbo Church of God.
Many consider htm n crank , but public
opinion is about evenly divided as to his sin
cerity , though his most Intimate friends con
sider It beyond question. The most remark-
nblo part of the fast is the fact that during
the time ho preached night and day In
various places , always surrounded by largo
crowds. His fast was ended nt a school
house in the western part of Adair county ,
and when finished ho partook of a hearty
meal in the presence of his hearers. About
thrco hours after completing his fast ho
stated that Qed had again commanded him
to do another miracle , which was to cease
speaking for another forty days , and ho Im
mediately closed , hls mouth and positively
rofuscs'to open it until the allotted time has
A Vnlunhlo Historical Document ,
DCS MOINES , la. , March 24. [ Special to
TUB BEE.I Mr. Edwin Htndloy , a resident
of this city , has just found among his old
papers n valuable' historical document of
anti-revolutionary days. It is a legal paper
issued during the reign of Gcorgo II , , order
ing the arrest of a Virginian ccntleman for
debt. Mr. Hlndloy found it In the court
house of Diwlddlo county , Virginia , just at
the close of the war. It was laid away and
overlooked till recently. The old document
reads as follows :
"Gcorgo the Second , by the grace of God ,
of Great Britain , Franco and Ireland , king ,
defender of the faith , etc. , to the sheriff of
Diwlddlo county , greeting : Wo command
you that you take Charles Paythrop , adm.
etc. , of Win. Pnythreo , deceased , if ho bo
found within your bailiwick , and him safely
keep , so that you have his body before your
justice of your said county court at the court
house of said county , on.tlio second Tuesday
In August next , to answer Robert Glover of
a plea of debt for 02 aud money damage of
20. 'And nave then and there , this writ.
Witness , Gcorgo Nicholas , clerk of said court ,
ut the court housu aforesaid , the 14th day of
July in the twcnty-sov6nth year of our reign ,
On the back is an entry , which shows that
the command was "duly executed by Gov
ernor Hayes , August , 1 753. "
An Extremely Cautious Man.
DBS MOIXES , la. , .March 24. [ Special to
THE BEE. ] The state house employes are
having some fun with State Auditor Lyons.
Ho took a notion thejothcr day that ho would
put a safe in his office , and so a small iron
box was rolled up there. The whole capital
Is practically a safCyivith its stone walls
from two to fifty feet In thickness. Every
state ofllco has a greqt < .vault , fire proof and
burglar'proof us well. fln addition to these
precautions , for tlio safety of iaiDortunt
papers , night police , pjurbl the corridors from
sun sot to sun nso , avn < the janitor 'rilcops in
front of the entranco'.to the . .vault in the
auditor's office' . But tfjf auditor is an .ex
tremely cautious man , und ho has the custody
of the securities-rot insurance companies
dolnir btisiness in this state , which are by
law required to bo deposited with him. An
insurance company of this city bad left with
him sorao valuable securities , and the captajn
began to get nervous over the responsibility.
Ho thought ho saw innumerable opportuni
ties for the wicked burglars to break in and
steal them , and so when the company pro
posed to furnish a small safe to put the se
curities in , ho gladly took it. People about
the state house are now wondering what ho
will do If the forty or fifty other companies
doing business hero ask to put in safes for
their securities. His. office , at that rate ,
would soon look like the sample room of a
safe factory.
The Blue Gross I-icasue.
CHESTON , la. , Marcti 23. [ Special to TUB
BEE. ] The annual mcjeting of the "Blue
Grass League" will occur the second Wed
nesday in April , at the superior court room ,
in this city. Every township , town and city
having an organization , such as business
men's association , farmer's club , or board of
trade , whoso purpose is the upbuilding of its
locality , is entitled to two delegates to the
annual meeting Towns now holding mem
bership are Crcston , Corning , Villisca and
Red Oak , Assurances have been received
from Shcnandouh , Leon. Clarinda , Osccoia ,
Afton , Glonwood , Murray , FontuneHo , Far-
ragut. Lenox , MU Ayr , Greenfield , Conway
and Bedford , that their quota of money will
reuch Treasurer ElUs. of .Villlsca , itu duo
time. It is quite prooablo that various other
towns will oraunizo before the meeting.
The counties considered ns embraced in
Blue Grass region are all tbat can furnish
evidence that by the use of tame grasses , for
early spring , sumnie'r , fall and winter pas
tures the feedmr'in for llvo stock can bo
profitably rcduei.\u/sixty-five / days or less.
.The design of the league is to advertise to
the world the unexcelled advantages of tbo
soil , climate , water , i natural resources and
productions , to the end tbat emigration from
older states bo attracted to this region * .
l lclufilcs Coiitoit.
DBS MOINES , la. , March 21. [ Special to
TUB BEB. ] Tho-peoplo of this state repub
licans more especially are watching with
great Interest the outcome of the congres
sional contest In tboSouth. It is the ono in
Alabama , where J , V. McDufllo , the republi
can candidate , was'driven out of the county
whore ho was collecting evidences to estab
lish his case. He was warned that Clayton's
fate would overtake him If Jio remained , and
HO ho left without waiting to be assassinated.
The Iowa Interest It ) the man comes from
the fuct that howas unco n resident of
Albion , In Marshall cpnnty , Iowa. Ho went
from there to the wnii , ' enlisting in company
B , Second Iowa c-iynlry. Co ) . Hepburn's
regiment , and sorvediiaithfully till the close.
Ho then settled in&Utuanm and has become
a prominent republican leader there.
An UnsntWrntftory SrIuMluli- .
Dus MOISBS , la. , March 24. ( Special to
THE BBE. ] Tlio''schedule of the Western
Base Bull assocUUonj'odoptod at Sioux City
gives great dissatisfaction hero. It compels
or calls upon the DesjMolnes team to do such ,
trilling impossibilities .us play In two places
at the name time , < phly hero ono day and In
Denver the next , etc. ] A great objection is
the fuel that It practically divides the also-
elation Into two part1 , compelling four clubs
to play together the nrst half und then have
nothing more to do with each other until the
end. That is about the quickest way to kill
public interest In. Uiu game here , where the
changing rivalry bas bum the ) ifeof the
sport heretofore , ' , ' 1'liero is a general de
mand for a new schedule.
Bon iid Over. !
CKBSTOV , la. , March 24. [ Speilal : to TUB
BEB. ] A. C. Seals , receuti arrested nt DCS
Molnes und taken to Cprniug for participat
ing In the robbery cf Tucker Bros' , store ut
Brooks some time ago , was' bound over by
tbo Adams county frand 'Jury in the sum of
V500. The necessary bond , was furnished ,
Sharkoy and' Shields are also wanted as
partners In the joe , but , ur'c'nt laree at pres
ent. Shields especially is wanted by the
Adams county officiulH for other crooked
ness. Hols u hard ( use und bin commuted
numerous dcpredmloas throughout the
countr1 ,
Several Buildings Boduood to Ashes
Involving Honvy Loss.
Burial of the Child Who Died oflly-
drophohla 1-mst Week News
of Nebraska. Towns In
Flro nt Sownrd.
SBWAUD , Nob. , March 23. A disastrous
flro occurred hero to-night by which consid
erable property was lost , The conflagration
started nt 0:30 : in the milling store of S.
Elyman , on the north side ot the square ,
from that buildtnir the fire communicated to
W. H , Ashton & CO.'R moat market , und then
Iho flames spread to the building occupied as
a drug store by Burkoy It Burkoy. When
the alarm of fire wan given there was great
excitement among the people In the opera
tiousc , in which a tompcranco meeting was
lolng hold. The crowd was largo and
Lhero was n general stampede of people who
thought the theater was on flro. No ono was
seriously hurt. The damage is not known ,
but it Is very heavy. The loss is partially
covered by Insurance.
The Lincoln fire department was sent to
Tor help to-night , but way notified tbat the
llro was under control just in time to save
the trip.
A Child's Funeral.
PiATTSMOtmt , Nob' , March 24. [ Special
to THE 'BEE. ! The funeral obsequies of
Lllllo Grease ) , the sweat young victim of
liydrophobla , occurred this afternoon. The
services were held at the homo of the bo-
rcu'ved parents and , after a short prayer by
tne Rev. J. T. Baird , wore concluded in
accordance with the ritual of the Protestant
Episcopal church by the Rev. H. B. Burgess.
The remains wore in a beautiful wh\lo \
casket , amidst a profusion of choice flowers
and many floral tributes wore heaped on the
outside. The 'beautiful singing of the choir
and the eloquently Impressive words of the
clergymen rendered the scene profoundly
sad.At. . the close of the services the family and
friends took the Inst'loolt at the dead child ,
mid tbo casket was then tenderly carried to
the hearse. The cortosro slowly wended its
way to Oak Hill cemetery followed by ever
ono hundred carriages containing the sym
pathizing friends of the family.
The pall bearers were Messrs. Clol Mor
gan , August Reinhackel. John Uhrip , Bert
Sago , John Young and Ed Barker. Among
the out of town relatives and friends were
Mr. und Mrs. Perle , of Wymoro ; Mrs. and
Miss Crelghton , of Omaha ; Mrs. Salsber.y ,
of Lincoln ; Felix Kennedy and wife , of Mo-
Cook ; Mr. and Mrs. Bailey , Mr. and Mrs.
Davis , und Mrs. Joe Roberts , of Hustings.
A Deposit of Silica.
NEWMAN GHOVB , Nob.March 34. [ Special
to TUB BBB. ] On the brow of a hill on the
Matt HcndricKson farm , situated four miles
northwest of Newman Grove , there has been
a deposit of fine whlto mineral which the res
idents of that vicinity had always supposed
to bo lime , the farmers coming for
miles to sccuro it tor plastering and masonry
work. Mr. G..C. Dimock of this 'city , bo- .
Moving that the deposit was more than n
simple I'.m'o deposit , expressed his opinion to
two other parties , and they , securing some
of the mineral , sent it to an assayer in
Omaua- who reported that the mineral was
silica. Yesterday Messrs. G. C. Dimock ,
Thomas Ostergard and Mr. Gcorgo M.
Cooper , of Omaha , purchased the farm of
Matt Heudrickson , and if their hopes are
realized , will develop the deposit of a largo
Silica is used in compounding dynamite ,
glass , meerschaum , celluloid , trinoli and fire
clay. It Is a non-conductor of both heat and
electricity , aud Is. used altogether in the fillIng -
Ing of lire proof safes. The analysis shows
17 per cent of aluminum , which alone makes
it very valuable. It can bo perfectly petri
fied , and is used extensively in the manu
facture of artificial stone and flro proof
brick. It is claimed that this deposit will
make n cement equal to the famous imported
Portland English cemcqt.
Two Public CharscR.
BENKBLMAN , Neb. , ' March 'J4. [ Special
Telegram to THE BEE. ] Deputy Sheriff
Mourning started last nicht forLiincoln , tak
ing John Wilson to the asylum , Wilson is
the man who imagined ho was robbed und
caused the arrest of an innocent man. Wil
son wu ? thrown from a horse , and the frontal
bone of the skull was injure J , causing de
rangement of the mind.
Sheriff Moore also started for Kearney to
take a boy by the name of Meredith to the
reform school. Meredith is from Rock
Springs , VVyo. , being more than one thousand
rn'iles from homo. Ho brouo into a house
and destroyed the furniture. Ho is fifteen
yours of age. _
A Land Contest.
iMi'EiiiAL , Neb. . March 24. [ Special to
THE BEE. ! A land coatcst case of more thau
ordinary Interest has been'tried hero. The
Harlem Cattle company , while proprietors of
several ranches along the Frenchman river ,
caused considerable land to bo taken by its
employes and held for its benefit. The c'on-
tcst was on a quarter section thus taken and
hold. If the contest is decided against the
party now holding the land a largo number
of claims similarly held will bo contested im
North Platte 1'loascd.
NOBTII PI.ATTE , Nob. , March 2J. [ Special
to TUB BEE. | The passage of senate file 7 ,
which provides for an additional judge In
this district , caused a general good feeling
hero , us it is believed that Governor Thayer
will appoint Hon. A. H. Church , of this city ,
to the position. This district is the largest
judicial district in the state and legal busi
ness is delayed very much because there Is
moro of it than ono judge can possibly at
tend to.
To the llnrnriii School.
WEST POINT , Nob. , March 21. [ Special to
TUB BBB. ] Tom Bromer , aged fourteen , und
Barney Latnpoy , aged sixteen , arrested a
short time ago charged with burglary , were
arraigned yesterday before District Judge
NoriTs. Broinor pleaded guilty. Lumpoy
was put upon trial and found guilty. Both
wcra sentenced to the reform school.
Huichto Uy
WEST POINT , Neb. , March 2 { . [ Special
Telegram to TUB BBB. ] Charles Wagner ,
of this place , committed suicide to-day
by hanging. His wife left him asleep for n
little time , and upon returning found him
missing. Ho was HUOII found In n low shod
hanging by the neck. The suicide was a
mechanic , about forty eight years old , and
leaves a wife and several children In desti
tute circumstances.
Hotel Hui'Klirizoil.
WEBI-INO \VATEiiNcb..March 21. [ Special
Telegram to TIIB BSE. ] A burglar entered
itio Gibbon house last night , through a sldo
door , by turning the uoy with nlppars. Ho
stole $7.40 from the landlord , $5 from the
clerk , and $21 und a gold wutch from a guest.
No clue.
To the t'on.
Cou'Miius , Neb. , March 21. [ Special to
TUB BBB. | John Boss , the young man who
'forged u neighbor's and his fiUhor'n name tea
a (150 note , aud negotiated the same with a
broker a few days UKO , was sentenced by
Judge Post to three ye rs in the slaty peni
.Incidental BhooilitK.
Wtsr POINT , Neb. , March 21. [ Spjcial
Telegram to Tun BEB. ] A so'n of John
Wagner , living near S U Charles , while hunt-
ng to-day accidentally shot hlmsolf. Tub
victim Is still alive , but has little hopes of
M V *
Seeding In Frontier County.
Conns , Neb. , March 24. [ Correspondence
if Tun BEC.I Spring seeding of small grain
s nearly done. Corn ground Is being plowed.
A largo number of fat cattle are being
shipped to Omaha from Curtis.
The Financial Transactions of tlio
Past .Week.
BOSTON , Mass. , March 24. [ Special Tele
gram to the Biin. ] The following table
: ompllod from dispatches to the Peat from
.hcmunagcrs of the loading 1 curing-houses
of the United States , shows ttio gross ex
changes for the week ended March 23 ,
1SS9 , with rates per cent of luci case or decrease -
crease as compared with the amounts for
the corresponding week in 1SSS :
Not included in totals ; no clearing house
last year.
A Dakota Tin Mtno Now Ucing De
veloped Black Hills Notes.
UAIUD CITY , Dale. , March 24. [ Special
Correspondence of TUB BEE. ] The Lookout
mine , which is situated In Pennlugton
county , about thirty-five miles west of Rapid
City , is again attracting considerable atten
tion. Hon. M. H. Day , of Rapid City , is
deeply interested In its development , and
during the last summer associated with him
In his Lookout mining 'enterprise some east
ern capitalists , among whom waa ox-Govcr-
libr'Hale" of'Now Hampshire. It is not in
tlio Looirout mine proper that these .gentle-
men hiivo obtained the body of free milling
ere which is expected to prove a bonanza ,
but in the Spread Eagle , which adjoins the
Lookout. In the latter there is said , by ex
perts who have examined it , to be u body
of frco milling gold orp of as great
extent , and probably bishcr grade , than
the celebrated Ilomns'mUo mine at Load
City. At present , however , although the
Spread Eagle or < .s are sulllcicntly developed
to show their extent and quality , the conven
iences for transporting the ere to the forty
stamp mills owned by the Lookout company
und situated about a quarter ol a mile from
the mine , are small. It is proposed to run a
hundred foot tunnel through the mountain
which st'ands between the mill and the
Spread Eagle , and on its completion , there is
little or no doubt that a great mining camp
will bo established.
In the vicinity of the properties of M. H.
Day and his associates , are other mineral
claims which have long been known to bo
rich in gold ores , but which , owing to tbo
lack of capital to work them , have lain idle.
The Minnesota mine is ono of these. It has
lately fallen into the hands of Mr. Houlihan ,
of .Aberdeen , Dak. , and several oastcrn capi
talists. Arrangements are being made to
put up a fifty-stamp mill on this property
during the summer. The Montana mine is
another location which contains an un
doubted body of free milling oro. This has
been bonded by Mr. Day. and the work of
developing which has been going on dur
ing the winter has shown an improving
grade of ores.
Throughout the Black Hills the condition
of business is improving. In Rapid City
there Is great activity in building matters ,
and it is estimated that over ? 123 , 100 worth
of buildings have 'been commenced in the
city during the last two weeks. The people
hero are expecting u large influx of people
from the cast , and the trams from there uro
bringing largo numbers of land seekers every
day. _
Slio Maker ) Another Painful KObrt to
Achieve Notoriety.
CIIIOAOO , March 24. Anarchist Lucy Par
sons was tbo principal speaker last night at
the Twelfth street Turner hall , at the cele
bration of the eighteenth anniversary of the
Paris commune. About two thousand five
hundred people were present and they ex-
cnangcd significant glances when Mrs.
Parsons shouted : "Wo want a revolu
tion , whether peaceful or bloody
makes no difference. A revolution must
come. " She declared that she had but ono
object In life to make rebels of them nil.
At an agitation meeting to-day an anurchlst
named Cook worked In this expression :
"Thoy have hung the anarchists , but they
don't dare to hung any more. " This met
with so much favor that a motion was made
asking the reporters to make special mention
of H.
The Onriiuiny Ponitl Hill ,
_ UBKMK , March 24 , The now penal bill ,
according to the neWanr.pers , is much briefer
tlnui the untl-sociallst law , which It replaces ,
It tends to remove the distinction hitherto
hold regarding 'social democrats , provides
for moro stringent dealing with political
Crimea and Insults to the sovereign , abolishes
ishes permanent expulsion by mcro police
authority und provides for short or long ex
pulsion after a trial for attacks on the funda
mental basis of the state urganUution or
monarchy , or the sanctity of muiTlage or
property. Most of the new provisions
luitliorUo the permanent Interdiction of per
iodicals und papers gulltv of oflonses utrulnst
tne law , und the dissolution of Hoclotles and
meetings. It U btuted that the bill will bo
discussed secretly by the bundcsralh , and
tnut it will bo submitted to the rulchstug be
fore Easter. .
MAIIO.IBTIB , Mich , , March 24. Owing to
the heavy losso-i Incurred in the construction
of u branch of the state prison ut this place ,
the Ishpcniliig building firm of Wuhlmnn &
Grip ossieiicd Salunlay. The liabilities are
nboutlUUOO ) , The firm has been largely
engaged in construction In the Luke Superior
country for several years.
An Italian Duo ) .
ROME , March 24 , InaUucl wth ! bwurds
to-day , Deputy Cuvolcloth ulightfy
wounded by Sigmir Corveto , umlnr secretary
ot the war department. The trouble grow
out of u personal dispute.
- >
Ho AfJfdot Conservatism and R < H
> Bpoof for Religion.
Kofliscs to Bo n BnttcrltiR Kixin to
Destroy ttio Kcpubllu or n
N Maker to Itct > toro Mou >
Criticisms of tlio Press.
by JitniM d'onloii JJnni'tM
PAIHS , March 24. [ Now York Hornljl
Sable Special to TIIB BRE. | Qonoral Bou <
.anger's Tours speech has been during tha
nst week tlio subject of dally comment and
llsousslou fu the Paris press. It Is Interest'
ing to notice how the monarchical sheets , ov
tlioso which , with more br loss cnthuslasni
or resignation , have accepted the electoral
illlanco between tholr party anil tlio MOU *
langlsts , receive the republican profession ot
Taith so energetically formulated at Tours' ,
It Is evident , that the Journals anil monarch-
sts of this strlpo nro not at all pleased
with Boulangcr's declaration that ha
would not glvo thorn any kind
of assistances in their restoration }
projects , and that the duty of a buttering
ram for the destruction of the republic , or
of a king maker , that they had complacently
assigned to him , was not at all what suited
ilin. Monarchists of thU category have , not
on that account thrown IJoulangorlsm. They
mvo porsuaded' themselves into the belief
Lhat after Boulungcr has aided theta to ro-
ialn tholr scats In the chamber and to sccuro
now ones , they will bo strong enough to
throw overboard tholr powerful ally and pro-
tcctor. They Indulge In the pleasant antici
pation that It will then bo In their power to
Torco the president of. the republic to con
vene a constitutional assembly and to
so shape its action , that the result
will bo In accordance with tholr wishes.
Thcsa mouurclilal hopes and combinations
arc treated with much incredulity by inde
pendent conservative Journals. The Figaro ,
In an article which attracted much attention ,
pointed out the weak points of these plans ,
and expressed tha belief that the schema
could only result in the consolidation of tha
republic , by bringing into oxlstcnco a strong
government of which the head would bo
Boulanger. It is also interesting to observe
the interpretation that the radical elements
of Boulangcr's supporters put upon
the conservative declarations and moderate
orate ideas expressing toleration aa
respect for religion that are contained
In the Tours suncch. An article by M. Na
quet merits attention from this point of view.
In the article M. Nuquet says that the ad
herents of the national party , as tlio Boulang-
ists now call themselves , should not bo cither
clericals nor Jacobins , and ho blames tlioso
who have followed religious questions and.
for the petty warfare they have waged
against the clergy. The republican press lias
not failed in this conncctionvto recall the face
that radical members of thoBoulangist party
took a very active , und wlllinft part 'in this
nntf-ruTigious policy ; that M. Laguorre , La
Hcrrlsso and Naquet hlmsolf , showed them
selves very warm partisans of the seculariza
tion of public schools , and th'at military
service for- seminary students and priests
has all along been an article of faith with Mi
All tlicso discussions sh'ow how dlfllcult it
is for Boulanger to have a programme which
will bring into accord his followers , who
have corao from the opposite corners of th
political horizon , in snito of this the alliance
of monarchist ! : and radicals is still kept up
under his , leadership. The former submit to
hearing the republic lauded as the only pos
sible form of government for Franco , und
the latter consent to forgot for the present
that war on the clergy has always , been thq
ilrst and most important plank in their plat
They Tnko n. Jlun Over to the Kmcr
nld. Isle.
\Capurtqnt \ tanbu Jame ) ( Jonlm llinnel' . }
LONDON , March 21. [ Now York Herald
Cable Special to Tun BUB. | The Auicri *
can base ball teams arrived at Belfast this
morning after a pleasant voyage nerosn thd
Irish channel and are quartered at the Im <
pcrial hotel. They ploy a game to-morrort
afternoon at the North of Irela'id Cricket
club grounds. They will bo banqucttcd toi
morrow night , the mayor of Belfast pre ldf.
Ing. Williamson and wife are still in Lou *
don. Tnoy leave for Dublin on Tuesday- ,
President Spaldmg giving that day to th <
Irish-American members of the party to visit
friends and relatives in Ireland. Fogerty ,
Toner , Sullivan , Manning , .Duly , Hculy and
Crane having a great programme laid out foe
a day's reunion.
The I'ilccriniM.
[ CtiplirtpM tSPO bu Jamci Qonlnn llcnnrtt. }
ROMB , March 24. [ New York Herald
Cable Special to Tnu BnB.J-Sinco ar
rival hero the pilgrims have been busy from ,
morning till night visiting Interesting mou >
umonts of pagan and chrjstlan Rome. Evury
place uud thlnir of note lias been seen. To
the great regret of all , Right Rev. Bishop
WIggcrs was obliged , on account of sick
ness , to leave the pilgrimage. He Irt Im
proving und will bo out In u few days. On
account of the Illness of Mrs. Lilllc , Mr.
Lillie , of Now York , m obliged to stuy in
The.pilgrims attended muss und received
holy communion from the Right Rev.
throne this morning. A short address wdf
Bishop KodemuiihorJIn thu cluipal-of the pnpul
given by the bishop at the close of imms.
They leave Rome with regret und'with most
kindly fouling * for the priests and people.
They start at 7 o'clock for Naples , whence ,
after u stuy of a few nays , they sail for AV
uxundrla. A reception will bo given thuni
this evening by the Count and Counter
Moore ,
Swopl Avny liy n rinoil ,
LIMA , ( v'n ' Galveston ) , March UTlio )
Verrugiis bridge , the most famous of bridge *
on the Oroya railway , has boon swept away
by a Hood. The bridge wan 103 feet Jijgb ,
and Its original cost was 400,000 soles , Tha
destruction of tin ) bridge * has rcndwrd
transportation from that part of the cQtinlry
almost Impossible. It will probably liu a
long time before it cun bu rebuilt.
Kniln Kcjoylnt ; Onoil Health.
C-Mito , March 21 , Mahomed Bcralvl , wht
brought news of the victory of Einln Pii li *
over the dervishes , says U wn.n reported , that
Kmin wus In good houltli and that all hll
people und some i-'uroiiuan travelers wcra
with him In Bahrgazcl ,
nniilutiir J-'iilnls.
PAIIIS , Miu-ch 21 , Willie dining In the
Cafe DuiMiiil tc-.uiy , General Botilaugervai ;
buddcnly celled will : u fainting lit ami liaJ lc
be i'onviiy'l to br ! l.omu. No atriuui rv4Ultvi
arc reportsU. .