Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, March 26, 1889, Page 2, Image 2
THE OMAHA BAILY BEETUESDAY. . MARCH 20. 1889. % BENTON WANTS MORE HELP , The Condition of Affairs lu the Btato Auditor's OfHoo. WORK CONSTANTLY INCREASING. An Explanation oftlio Motives Which Prompted the Ilcciiicst For Tlireo Additional ciorkg L latlrp Gossip. Tlio State Andltor. LINCOLN , Neb. , March.2ri.-.fSpeclaltoTiiE DEE. ] The salary appropriation bill pro vides for three additional assistants for the office of auditor of Rtnto. When asked about the necessity for this increase of his clerical force Auditor Uonton Invited the interviewer to a soft , leather-bottomed chair , und , report In hand , explained In iomo detail : " 1 have asked for an insurance deputy , an Interest clerk and n recorder. For com parison , lot us take the state of Affairs Jiovombcr CO , 1831 , and November 30 , 18S8 , Tbo Insurance business doubled in that tlmo. The number of companies doing business in Nebraska Increased from ninety to 180 , and there are now 183. Wo issue annually n cer tificate to every local Insurance agent in the state. Tlio number doubled in the four years , and this year wo will Issue between seven and eight thousand. Wo got a foe of $2 for each certificate , and the fees of the in surance department will aggregate (18,00(1 ( lor the year , There is a great deal of work looking after wild cat companies. It is the business of the auditor to leave his office and prosecute such cases. With this deputy the auditor con bo relieved of that work and ro. main in hWofllco to give personal supervis ion to his business. The other deputy cannot bo spared' because ho must bo hero to sign warrants , which , by the way , doubled In th6 four years. "Tho work of registering bonds .has trebled , and wo absolutely need another re cording clerk. Ono of the duties of the ofllcc Is to register all county , proclnct , village , city , and school district bonds issued in the etato. There are now 000 blocks or sots ol these , as against 800 lu 1S84. Every series of bends has a history that has to bo re corded In this ofllco , and during the nast two years wo have written 3,000 pages of that kind of record. i "Tho provisions of the revenue laws throw a great deal of work upon this ofllco , as everybody knows , but few realize , the In crease entailed by the organization of now counties. There were sixty-one counties in 188-1 against ninety now. Wo have annual settlements to make with each county treas urer und do an immense amount of math ematical work. Why , hero 1s ono table in my lost report that runs from page 53 to 209 , The original is as big as that table [ pointing to a table about Gx2)lj , across as well as up and down. The care and distribution ol revenue books and blanks has of course In creased in like proportion. And another thing there Is a considerable increase in the assessment and taxation * work occasioned by the crolitlon of now funds for which special levies are nccos < Bary. "Among the smaller matters are these : There are four now state institutions for which warrants must bo issued. There are double the amount of railways and two tele graph companies instead of ono. The work Of the office , you see , is growing all the tlmo and will continui to grow. "A bill was introduced In the house re quiring the auditor to Ilpuro the interest on registered school district bonds the same as on county bonds. Under the present system the proper district and county oftlcors fre quently forgot or neglect to take the stops necessary to levy the tax for the interest on Qchool bonds. Eastern investors got dis- posted , and , as a consequence , our school bonds often have to bo sold at u discount. This bill I speak of provides that the auditor shall flguro the interest on school district bonds und certify it to the county clerk , who shall accept it as the levy and put it on the tax books. Thcro are 743 blocks of thcso bonds registered In this otflco , and if the bill becomes a law I shall need an interest clerk. "Indirectly another clerk is chargeable to my office on account of the now act for the tale inspection'of banks. The banking law requires each bank to tlio its articles , tnnko a statement within ten days of coming under the operation of the act and nlso three statements each yonr. This ofllco roust ire up the blanks and forms and notify each bank for each statement. I think there are between COO und 000 banks that will bo subject to this law. But while the act pro vides for a banking clerk to bo attached to my ofllco , ho is appointed by the treasurer , the attorney general and the auditor. That Is a provision I don't ' like. I would rather have him put In the treasurer's oftlce , but if he is put in lilino I think I ought to have con trol of him. His appointment may bo con ceded to mo as a matter of courtesy , but there may como a time when the treasurer and attorney general will appoint a clerk whom the auditor would not trust or tol- ei-ato In his oinco if. ho could help himself. That provision ought to Ilcckloss Extravagance. LINCOLN , Neb. , March 25. | Special to TUB . "It's shame and crime BBB.J a n on decency , the way some of the affairs of the state nro managed , " said an indignant'miember of the senate. "Why , Just look nt the demands of the state institutions for fuel I An appro priation of $13,000 is naked for heating the capital. What good reason can tboro bo for using hard coal at $13 a ton , when other Jargo buildings nro being heated wltlt soft ooftltliat costs only $1.00 a ton ? It hard coal ! * > must bo used , why isn't It bought in the ' \iffcummer , when it is cheap ! I bought a car- t"load * In Omalm last summer , nnd It was laid .down ut my homo , about ns far from. Omaha t as Lincoln is , at $0.50 per ton Why don't ' &tato ofilcors ihunagu state affairs us they would their own private business } " "And another thing , " added n listener. "I understand there uro four or llvo setts of builcrs for heating the capital building , and > t takes that ufuny different engineers and firemen. " " 1 tell you , " resumed tuo first speaker. "there's going to bo an explosion ono ol these days. If a governor over had a chance to make a record it is right in Nebraska now. If governor I would Investigate tbo extrava gances of the present system und cut down every lust ono of thorn. " Senator Sutherland seems to have been Impressed in the same way , for ho this after noon Introduced the following resolutions : Whereas , The records of the auditor of publlo account * fall to show the supplies of the public institutions of the state , in detail , end whereas , many supplies for the state In- . BtltutloiiH are purchased without advertising for proposals tis required by law ; therefore pa it i Resolved , by iho senate of Nebraska , that $ | ul purchases und contracts for supplies for all of the departments of the public Institution - - tion of the stuto bo made in accordance with rticlo 1 ! ) of chapter 83 of the compiled stov- * tites. which provides that all such contracts Mhall Uo made with , and supplies purchubcd from the lowest bidder ; nnU bo it further . ' Resolved , That bids be received on each Item , separately nnd that the superintendents of the various state Institutions shall Ilia in the ofllco of the secretary of state on the last day of each month an Itemized statement In detail of till supplies purchased for the maintenance - tenance of their respective institution duly Aerified by the oath of the superintendent. i The General Uollolciioy nil ) . LINCOLN , Neb , March 23. [ Special to Tins i'flBE ' , | The general deficiency bill , which U vet to bo considered by the bouse , reads us JolUjwst \ ' Bcolton 1. That the following sums of tnotioy be , nnd tun same uro hereby , appro priated out of the Konerul fund for the pay. Incut of tlsn following items of Indobtvduvsi , fcwlng by ihia state : " ' .Deficiencies for clothing , bedding , grocer- | c . fui'iii Implements , coal , luumlry ma- 1 ; * Uuery ( , furniture , hardware , ranges , drnps. fnitruiiionttf , medicine * , incut , blanks , burial core uui | for extra work und material for the fcoMieri' und sailors' homo ut Grand island , Nob. , $18,500. 'linulstoraud fcjctuldcr , grates for boilers tor lutmuo hospital at Lincoln , Nob. , fWO , Union sclioql furniture company for furnl- for Industrial school ut Kcavnoy , Neb. , turc IW. Deficiencies for furnitiiroundboJalni , ' , fuel ud llghti , ruiulri and linprovorients and f Or eiirA wori ; done tuul waloriii furnished In completing nnd lighting Insane asylnm at Norfolk , 122,231. .Deficiency for work done on deaf find dumb Institute nt Omaha , (714. Deficiencies for board nnd clothlnir , fuel nnd lights , repairs nnd Improvements nnd stntionery and postage for insane nsylum at Lincoln , f9,500. Deficiencies for medicine nnd surgical ln < strumcnts. fuel nnd llgnts. barn and furnish. Ing now building for feeble minded youth al Beatrice , $3,707.03. Deficiency In current oitMnscs for Institute for tbo blind nt Npbrnskn City , $800. Deficiency for fuel nnd lights for industrial school nt Kearney , 18,030. Deficiency for employes' wages , capital building and grounds , $1,000. Section 2. The auditor of public account ! Is hereby authorized and required , on the presentation of vouchers approved by the board of public lands nnd buildings nnd the secretary of state , to draw his warrants on the general fund for the amounts named it : such vouches. Section 0. Whereas nn emergency exist ! this net shall take effect on nnu attdr Its pas s ngo. Hoodlum Losing Tliclr Grip. LINCOLN , Nob. , March23. ISpoclaltoTiir. BKB.I A desperate effort Will bo made bj everybody but the Jobbers to adjourn this week , though the senatorial alliance nn nounccs with grim determination that tlioj nro ready to stay another week it necessary to glvo the appropriations careful consldora tlon nnd knock out the Jobs and oxtrav nganccs. It Is now believed that the boodlcr : hnvo lost their grip In the house , nnd cnnnot now control n majority , while on the other hand , n combination Is being ; formed to cou < cur lu the senate's retrenchments. In the senate little delay Is expected , except ovei the claims , and a proposition to limit speeches ns to time and number Is being cbnsldorcO favorably. Everybody is weary ; evorybodi wants to go homo. ItH Slumbers Undisturbed. LINCOLN , Nob. , March 25. [ Special to Tni BKE. ] The Joint resolution directing the board of transportation to make a scale ol freight rates to prevent discrimination will not have its slumber disturbed by Its friends , It passed the house , but failed in the senate on a tie vote ot 10 to 10 with Church Howe absent. Its friends nro satisfied that it can not bo passed , and they nro willing to lot the record Bland ns it is. Certain members ol the board of transportation wanted the reso lution put through to stiffen their splnul column * , and a majority of the board , it is asserted , were nnt unfriendly to it. The Trust mil. LINCOLN , Nob. , March 25. [ Special to Tun BHE.J The trust bills are taking a rest for the present. . Senate file 14 , the Kockloy bill , passed that body long ago , and bus boon on the general flto in the house for wcoks. Speaker Wntson introduced two or three bills on the same subject , and every tlmo the bills como up for consideration the relative merits of thcso various measures have been discussed , but no definite action taken. It is now probable that the Kockloy bill will pass the house if it can bo reached , foi should any house bill of this character pass it would stand unj excellent chance of being lost in the senate in the final rusn. ' The Sanatoria ! Alliance. LINCOLN , Nob.Mnrch 25. [ Special Tele gram to Tim Bnu.J The senatorial alliance is in session to-night nt Senator Kurd's rooms and considering the appropriation bill for general expenses. It has over two hun dred Items , which nro being considered ono by ono nnd pared down wherever thought advisable. It is slow work ana the senators nro hnrd at it. The farmer's combine in the house , which was disrupted by the nppropri- tion bills , is being reorganized at a meeting at Opclt's hotel. Killed By the Committee. LINCOLN , Nob. , March 5. [ Special Tele gram to TUB BUB. ] Keckloy'a anti-trust bill , ono of the most important" measures of the session , was abandoned to an untimely fate by the house sifting committee. It was ono of the earliest bills passed by the senate , and must have been purposely kept back in the houso. A representative on the sifting com mittee sacrificed bills of his own in order to got Omaha measures well to the front. House. LINCOLN , Neb. . March 23. [ Special to THE Buu.J The honso was slow in assembling nnd nearly an hour was consumed in an ef fort to refer some bills back to the commit tee of the whoio and in endeavoring to un ravel a parliamentary tangle. Bill on third rcading vuro t'iken up. House roll -183 , the salary approoriation bUl , was called up"and passed 70 to 0. The negative votes wcro cast by Gates , Delaney , Lai-eon , O'Sullivan , Swartzloy nnd White. Among the other bills paised wcro the fol lowing : Increasing the appropriation to thb State Horticultural society. Jl.OOO to $3,000 ; authorizing tlio state superintendent of pub lic Instruction to appoint u deputy , and fix ing hH bond ut $10,000 ; coding Jynsdlction of the Fort Sidney military reservation to the United States except as to intoxicating liquors ; providing that the terms of the su preme court slmll'bo ' hold at the capital , and open on the first Tuesday In January and third Tuesday in September ; also a bill by Berlin providing that any pork or bcof packer , distiller or manager of a warchousa may store his own produce. Tjio bousothcn wont into' committee of thei whole to consider the bill providing for the sale of state sallno lands at a minimum price of $20 per acre. The bill was otherwise amended nnd reported for pastaga ; also a bill providing for a stuto board of immigra tion. Semite. LINCOLN , Neb. , March 35. [ Special Tele gram to THIS BPE.I The senate convened at 4 o'clock and put in two hours ut routine work , half of it in reading and pj.salng the Lincoln charter oil ) . The senate ulso passed Rayner's irrigation bill , the nppi-oprintloii of $5,000 f or capital grounds , , nud the bill pro viding that in cities of the second class In counties under township orgunl/utlon the board ot equalisation shall consist of a city council and board of supervisor * . Raymond introduced Sutherland's railroad resolution , defeated several weeks ago. Several bills wcro reported from committee * , and the sonata will grind perfunctorily to-morrow. The appropriation bill for cronenil ex penses VVCH received from the house nnd read tlio first tlmo In the senate this afternoon. It has about sixty amendments. Thu reduction from the original bill aggregate f 107,784 , ttio Increase $ JS0.35J , leaving the net result a re duction of only $11,480 in a bill whoso items imiue n grand total of $1,454,157. But for the $10,000 rider put on for the benefit of the in stitution for tuo feeble mlndod at Beatrice , the result would have been a"rednctlon of over 850,000.Tho senate will reduce the Beatrice Item to ? 10.000 or 115,000 Just enough for n now boiler house. Gossip. ' LINCOLN , Nob. , March 2i , [ Special to Tun BKE. ] What -will the senate 'do with the bogus claims is the query In the houso. Will they tack them on the apuroprlatlon bill , or will the lobby suiter another dofeati The IIOUKO KOI into a wr.xn a over the question whether the adoption of the recom mendation of the sifting committee that the bills do pass is equivalent to ordering thorn to u third rcjilliig. The salary appropriation contained an emergency cluusu , und it required lively bklrmUhlng to secure the necessary 07 votes. IL is getting to bo qulto prevalent for mem bers to vutu "nu" on bills , nnd afterwards change Just In time to snvo tbo bill. Mr. Flcldh'i-ovo had a pot mcu uro to-day beloro the honsu , and after the roll call wu * completed , und bcforo the result was un- nouiv.cd , Uaynor moved to strike out the enacting clause , which the speaker put and it carried with u hurruli. The point of order being rnisod that such a motion could not bo made at that Btago ot the procooJnifH the sjHjakur sunUtined the point. \ VnntiliiKtimV.nts Wiml. WASHINGTON , March 25. Thu post tomorrow - morrow will say : "John Monicomcry Ward will piny iy Washington next season. Tlio question has' boon settled beyond all dUputc , und only requires Ward's sifnaturo to the contract to ccuiplom It. TuU will b within a lev , days. BOAUD OF EDUCATION. Important Act Ion Itolntlro to tlie Purchase of Sltcn , An adjourned mooting of the board of cd ucatlon vfM held last night for the purpose df considering propositions for the purchast of now school sites nnd for the issuance o bonds ns collateral therefor. The proportj advertised for is ns follows ! Lot 0 , block 174 ell } * Of Omaha ; lots 30 nnd CO , Grlflln 3 Isaacs' ' addition ; lots 1 , 3 , and 0 , block 4 Boggn & Hill's addition ; n portion of the Sixteenth street frontage of lot 8 , In bloeV 13 , Kountzo third addition , extending b&cl from the street to n depth ol 100 feet ; for a parcel of Rroumi known as the Paul school site , with t frontage of COO foot on North Twontv-scconO street , nnd extending n depth of 23-1 feet bnck of the street. Bids wcro received fron John A. Hnrbach , Hugh S. Clark nnd John B. Uvnns , The proposals wcro referred tc the committee on buildings nnd property , Dr. Savlllo Introduced the following rcso lutlon relative to the proposed sites ! Resolved. That for the purchase of school sites nnd erecting school buildings the boarc of education issue bonds In the sum of ? 277 , < 000 , the bonds to bo of the denomination ol 51.000 each dated April , 1SS9 , nnd to bcni Interest nt tha rate of 5 per cent pot annum , payabln semi annually , principal to become duo in twenty years from Uato the proceeds arising front the sale of bond ! to bo used in the purchase of school sites foi the school district of Omahn , nnd the orec tlon of school buildings ns follows i FornslU In the vicinity of Twenty-fourth nnd Lathroi streets , nt nn estimated cost of $8,000 ; for r slto In the vicinity of Oibson , ntnn estimated cost of fcJ.fiOO ; for n site in the vicinity ol Fort Omaha , at an estimated cost of $ J.f > 00 : for n slto on Hickory street , between Flftl and Sixth streets , nt nn estimated cost o : So , 500 ; lor an addition to tlio high schoo building at nn estimated cost of $75,000 ; fein n sixteen room bulldingon the Hartman schoo site at n cost of $50,000. Bo it furthei Resolved , That the question nnd proposi tion of Issuing said bonds bo submitted tc the qualified electors of said school dlatric' at a special election to bo held Tuesday April 0 , 1839 , and 'that the president of tin board bo authorized to Issue the proolama tion of the board of education nnd give no tlco to the qualified electors of the submis sion of the question nnd proposition , the no tlco and proclamation to bo published for al least ten days prior to the proposed olccttor in the different dally newspapers of the city Bo It further Resolved , That if n majority of the ballots polled nt the proposed election shall bo IE favor of issuing the bonds tbo same shall be issued as heroin proposed , nnd shall be offered for sale In open market , and shall be sold to the highest bidder for not loss than the par value on each dollar , F. R. McConnell offered an amendment tc the effect that an eight-room school building bo erected on the West Omaha site , at'at : estimated cost of & 5,000. This amendment was adopted. S. 1C.Felton objected to tbo appropriatlor of $75,000 for an addition to the high schoo : buildingHe did not bellovo that it would bo Judicious until the title of the grounds was determined by the legislature. As a substltuto to Mr. Folton's amendment , William Coburn suggested that the amount bo increased to $100.000 for an addition to the high school , or for the purchase of a slto foi a sixtccn-room building in the vicinity of the high school building. The chair decided that Mr. Coburn's motion was out of ordor. Then S. K. Fclton's motion to strike out the $75,000 addition to the high school was lost. Dr. Savlllo offered an amendment that the sum of JU.OOO for an addition to the Hartman school bo ° added to the resolution , The mo tion was adopted. D. V. Sholcs favored the appropriation oi $23,000 for retaining walls , walks and other improvements around the high school and other buildings. The motion was adopted. It was also decided to appropriate $25,000 foi an eight-room addition to the Franklin school. The proposition of crootlng a sixtcen-room school building at the corner of Fifth and Hickory streets , at n cost of $50,000 , pro posed by W. A. Kelly , was accepted. ' Thcso amcndmdnta were added to Dr. Savillo's resolution while the board was in committed of the whole , and then the reso lution and amendments wore referred to the committee on buildings and property , in order that it may get options on the property the board proposes to purchase tor the .sices. Caught in the Ccllnr. Three thieves made nn effort to burglarize the grocery store of Foster & Son , lOSa Copt tel avenue , last night at midnight. Ono oi the trio was captured and the other two es caped. Tney gained nn entrance to the base ment of the store by breaking the Iron grates of n cellar window In the rear of the store room. Their Job was bungling nnd they made too much noise. Parties wcro in the storeroom At the time nnd tieqrd thorn break ing the grates. The police were immediately notified and Sergeant Haze and Policeman Cusick succeeded in catching ono of the uurglars in the cellar. The fellow gave his name as Charles McCarthy. .Robbing the Chinese. Police Ofllcor GoJola yesterday nftcrnoon arrested a man named James Simmons , who is supposed to bo one of the thieves that robbed a couple of Chinamen Sunday after noon. The latter run a laundry on North Sixteenth street , between Cumingnnd Izard. It is claimed that ono was robbed of $100 , while tha other lost SS3. Simmons , it Is bo- liovcd by the police , got ? 35 from ono of the Chinamen , JUST liIKK THE EAST. A Corporal Turns n Teluli Just AB Neatly An Jay Gould Could. CnnvuNNCVyo. . , March 25. [ Spqqlal Telegram to THIS BBR.J A spccfat to , tlio Loader from Fort Laramlo give details' of a unique and successful swindle perpetrated upon the military garrison at that place by Corporal James Urant. Grant came to the fort fifteen months ago , with a batch of recruits , claiming to bo a member of a leading Virginia family. Ho was u man of superior Intelligence , und was soon promoted to u corporalship. Ho gained the confidence of a soldier named' Charles Hashing- Jew , who had about $2,000 , saved , and persuaded him to enter into partnership to engage in the business of loaning money to soldiers from payday to payday , charging thoin20 per cent per month interest. The scheme worked well , und the next utop was to borrow money from soldiers under u promise of 10 uor cent per month interest. Every thing moved serenely , obligations were met , interest paid on deposits and business de veloped Into immense proportions. After last pay day Grant concluded not to loan any moro money to soldiers , although his partner believed that ho had loaned the usual amount , ubo'ut $3,000. On Saturday morning Corporal Grant was reported "ab sent. " A searching party Discovered that when last soen-ho was "bitting the trail" on a cow pony forLusk , the qeurost railway station. Telegrams ordering his arrest for embezzlement und desertion have boon sent out , but with no return' or duo to his where abouts up to the present tlmo. . The IORBC.S by Grunt's absconding will ag gregate 8.000 or $10,000 , The largest loser is hi * partner , Honking. Other Umes are divided among iiTcmbefj * of the garrison , in- eluding n nnjuiUdi' of the ofijcar who were induced to loan largH sums to the bunking linn under tbo Inducement of the heavy In- torcst paid , . ( The UnsoiUly Wliltn Caps. KANSAS Cmr" , March 25 , [ Special Telegram - gram to TUB Bnii. | Last Wednesday nictht ns Lucas Corlow , ngod sixty-four , living two miles fnom Independence , u suburb of this city , was returning homo from church , a pary of ton men , wearing tlio regulation white caps , Hprung out mm oidcrod him to hold up bin hands. Ono man presented u shotgun at his breast. Corlow soUed the KUU but others closed In on him , and seblnj , ' him stripped him , laid htm over a pjlo of rail a and gave him twenty-four lushes with u UluclvMialco whip , each blow drawing blood. Corlow was coullncd to liia boa until to-day. Ho declares that ho knows none of the men und no cause for their action * , but U is suid that his wife loft him some tlmo ugo and Binoo then ha has been living with a young HI nit HlH Hi other. WATLin.vx , , Dau. , Murch a5.--An old feud existing between Ed and John White , uraMwrs , culminated this afternoon in a quarrel. John bcmj ; orMfitod by Patrick Don- nell. Ed drew a revolver and shot both , but neither futnlly. AU three luvo : been ur- FROX TIIfeMWEYE STATE , i'I a A. Thi6viuff Pttefial Olork JTrlpa Up on xiiDocoy. THE BINDINGS .TWINE TRUST. th iv _ . t 'm Another Ghiurtfcvi In the Colobrntod Jones CofhintJ Cnir Case A mlittWall rom tlio Railroads. Ml 1 ( , Cangliif tVlf h 'n Decoy. DAAT.XPOIIT , In. , March 25. ( Special Tol- cgrnm to Tin : 13m : . ] The chtof mailing clerk of the Davenport postofllco , T , P. Ma- liin , was arrested last nlglit by government detectives and taken to DCS Mollies' , charged with taking letters containing money In transit. Mahln has been mailing cleric In the Davenport postofllco for three years past , and until about two months ngo was nbovo suspicion. Since that time his move- merits have boon watched by postofllco In spectors. Early yesterday morning ho was caught with a decoy letter upon his person , and , after Implicit denials and dcspcrato at tempts at evasion , admitted his guilt. His peculations arc meagre altogether , but em brace n series of thieving of two or three months. Ho is well connected. ComiuisHloncrs Appointed. DiisMoiNEs , la. , March 23. [ Special to THE BEfl. ] The governor has appointed the following commissioners to represent lowu at the centennial celebration of Washington's inauguration : Ex-Senator James Harlan , of Henry county ; Loran \V. Reynolds , of Boone county ; D ! N. Cooloy. of Dubuque county ; T. Q , Whttmoro , of Fayotto county ; H. S. Folrall , of Johnson county ; L. A. McMur- ray , ol Hamilton county ; J. B. Grinnoll , of Powosnlck county. Also the following dele gates to represent the state at the World's fair at Paris : S. W. Herat , Decatur county ; W. W. J.'owcr , Davis county ; S. Block , Hardln county ; Floyd Davis , Polk county ; J. H. Booye , Cerro Gordocounty ; A. Power , Davis county. The Twine Trust , MASON Cmla. . , Murch 25. [ Special Tel- ccrnm to THE BKC , ] Iowa farmers are wag ing a relentless fight agalast the binding twine trust. From many sources the exist ence of such a trust.ls denied. During the past few days the state has boon fairly flooded with circulars issued by twlno man ufacturers , setting forth the various causes of the rise in price , hoping thereby to avert the threatened boycott. They say , in sub stance , that the sisnl and inanilla produc tion has not kept pace with the demand , and competition in the purchase of hemps Is so strong tnat it compels the raise. The far mers are told that It is the hope of the twlno manufacturers to soon bo able to reduce the prlco of twine by the use of jute , a llbro ob tained from a plant growing in India. The Pica Comes Too tiatc7 . DBS MOINHS , la. , March 25. [ Special Tele gram to THE BEB.J Tie ' officers of the St. Louis , Dos Moines $ p Northern "and DOS Molncs & North\yq'stQra , railroads appeared before the cxocutlvc'councll to-day to enter protest against tjio assessments that had been fixed for their roads. The council had assessed the firstroad'qn the basis of $1,700 a mile and the. ' second 82,000 n mile. The o Ulcers of the road snid.to the council that they could not afford to'pny taxes on such an assessment , and askcdtfor relief. The coun cil said It was too lateiipw , and no change could bo made. . ' " They Played Ith Powder. Sioux CiTr , la. , Jbldfpu 23 , [ Special Telo- rgrom to TJIE BBBfll Harvey Johnson , and 'Johnnie Jones , twtoWe-'j'ea.r'bld ' lads , found a twelve pound cfln'djt ' owdor In a barn. The Jones boy tobtc an' oyster ' can full of the powder homo and touched it off in the back yard. Ho was bneljy burned and his clothing set on fire. Tha Johnson bov dropped a lighted match into the bltf can , and a terrific explosion followed. A 'pieco of the can cut him in the side , exposing the bowels , while the llro . burned his faco'lu an awful man ner , destroying his eyesight. The Notorious Cnlf Case. WATEttLoo , la. , March 25. [ Special Tel egram to Tnn BEE.'I Judge Lcnehan ihis morning liled his decision in the Jones county calf case. Ho.ovorrulod the motion of the defendants for a verdict against the plaintiff on the answers to special interroga tions , and rendered judgment against defen dants , except Harmon Kellar , for $1,000 and costs , amounting to about $3,500 more. This case has oeon In the courts slnco 1877 , and grew out of the larceny of four calves valued at 515. Had His Kyo Torn Oat. Sioux CiTr , la. , March 25. [ Special Tele gram to THE BEB.J A. P. Anderson , the well known railroad contractor , was out hunting yesterday and had' his rignt eye torn out by an accidental explosion of his gun. Indian Agent Gregory Itolluvod. * MiNNEArpMs , Minn. , March 25. A special from Ashland , Wls. , says : Colonel Robert S. Gardner , of the Interior department , ar rived In this city yesterday and informed In dian Agent Gregory that ho would relieve him of ills labors on the 31st inst Ho gave Gregory a letter from Secretary Noble , of the department of the interior. In which the secretary Buys : "Tho Jotter of this depart ment , dated April 23 , 1838 , accepting your resignation as agent of Clio Indians of La Point agency , in Wisconsin , to take effect on the appointment and qualification of your successor , is so modified that said resignation snail take effect when you are relieved from duty by Special Agent Robert S. Gardner , by direction of the president. " Agent Gregory will finish up his work ana turn over the ofllco to his successor on April 1. It is generally thought that Secretary Noble will appoint a now Indian agent lu a few days. Gnudaur Accepts on Condition , BOSTON , Mass. , March 25. This afternoon gt. John , the buckerof Gaudaui- , telegraphed Teomor that Gauduur accepts his challenge to row a series of races for $500 a side , each race , provided Teomor makes the dintauco two , tlireo and four nilles. Gaudaur to nuino the Jlrst course , Teombr the second and toss for choice ol the third1 ! Tour. HAVANA , March 23.i7 3Jc-Presido'ht land and party have Iwoiy vlsited by both/jibe intcndont oftbo , troauryit and director-ten- , . eral of marine. Tlib'tourtata started ycs'tcr- ' day for thu Santa Rosa' estate belonging ; to Senor Meier. Ex-PdStlnnster General Dick inson remained , at the hotel , bcincr indis posed. Ho is entirely Vail-ugaln , however. " A Urntnl I'rli'p FJj-ht. EAST LiVEiti'OOL , Oij &lHroh 25 , A brutal prize light took place jjv West Virginia , oppo site this city , early tbls , jno ruing , between George Shaffer and Wilffiun Baxter. They fought thirteen rounflb , jiunlshing each other severely. In the Iist/r6und ( Baxter was knocked senseless antf.f.iulod to respond when time was called. About seventy persons witnessed the mill. Plum Orctmrdti Deviistatixl. DAYTON , O , , March 25. Horticulturists from Ross county report that a disease known as "block rot'1 U devastating the olue plum orchards in that vicinity , and the grow ers of Uuniboii and Shropshire plums have already cut down 50,000 jroes and burned them. The peach and rod | lum trees are about ready to bloom. I have found out a gift for iny fair. It is not a ring of gold , nor flowers for her liulr , nor pearls for her white nook , but Salvation Oil for her sere throat. She's u Hinging bird , lo&s of llfo. Thousands sink Into au curly grave for wantdf a bottle of Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup. _ _ Only u Trutllu Agreement. NEW yoiiK , March 23. The reports of the case or consolidation of the Wisconsin Cen tral by the Northern Pacific are dented by the officials of both companies. It Is officially stated , however , that a trnfllo agreement be tween the two companies will bo con. summatcd at n special mooting of the North ern Pacific directors Wednesday. KU1NI2U BV A WANTON. The Story of n Mnn Who Wont AVronfj mid Una Been Pardoned. A rccon tdlipatch from Topeka , Kan , , con veyed the intelligence that Governor Hum phrey , on recommendation of the state board hnd granted an unconditional pardon to James O. Pusoy , a convict In the penitentiary nt Lcavonworth. Ordinarily such nu item of news would not attract much attention or beef of particular interest except to those person , ally acquainted with the party affected. In this instance , however , circumstances sur rounding Mr. Pusoy's misfortune not only Illustrate human weakness but form the sub ject of a story which will doubtless bo , road with considerable avidity by a great many Omaha people. First , it should bo known that the prisoner , in in stinct , is anything but a criminal , and up to the tlmo of his fall , about four years ago , had been looked upon as n man of integrity and lived n .blameless llfo. But the tempter fin ally crossed his path , ho could not resist the evil influence , and as a consequence had to suffer the penalty , InXniaha resides ono of the most notorious women that man over bccamo victim to or permitted himself to bo led astray by , She lifts frequently , by reason of her audacious escapades , figured in the newspaper accounts of criminal doings and is well known to the police ai Lulu Rogers. To her Mr. Pusoy can always refer as the author of his down fall , disgrace and imprisonment. During the gubernatorial campaign of six years ago , in which George W. Gllck , the democratic candidate , defeated John P. St. John , Pusoy was chief olcrk to Assistant Master Mechanic Clem Hackney , of the Santa Fo road. Ho took such an active part that the company discharged him , consequently quently when the now administration wont Into power Mri Gllck was bound to provldo for Pusoy. Being nn excellent accountant and book-keeper , lie was uiado chief clerk to Warden W. C. Jones , of the penitentiary. About thu tlmo ho went there his wife , a very charming woman , died. Shortly afterwards this Lulu Rogers made her ap- poarancu on the scene , and being in trouble on accouut of separation from her husband , a man named Do Voro , succeeded in eliciting both sympathy and pecuniary support from Pusy. They finally became intimate ; ho placed her in a well furnished House and she soon began to niako herself very ox- ponslvofor the festive James. Ho scorns to have lost control of himself , and in order to keep up the swim into which ho had foolishly plunged found it necessary to have more funds than his salary amounted to , and stole about $2,000 from the state. Ho had an opportunity to do this by being senton two occasions to Topcka to make settlement with the order and treasurer , and draw the funds for current expenses at tbo iustitutlon. Each time he appropriated $1,000 to his own use , had forged receipts made out by nn expert bookkeeper who was then serving a term in the pen for crooked work , and placed the balance to Warden Jones' credit. When ho had reached the end of his string and was about to bo exposed Pusoy fled. Detectives were put on his track and they captured him at Cincinnati. Ho was brought back , tried , found guilty and sentenced to servo a term of six years. The woman came to Omaha und-hns been known as the proprietress of a disreputable house. If you are about to raakp a pudding , a jolly , a cake or other article of pastry , don't , my dear madam , if you litivo a duo roKiird for your husband's , your children's or your own digestion , use any other than Van Duzor's Flavoring Extracts. They contain no deleterious chemical ingredients. The sterling flavors named are in'evory way worthy of your confidence , since they are deli cious , pure , and highly concentrated , Grocers everywhere sell it. ' PKEPAIUNG FOR THE MEETING. A Iilst ofTlioso Who Will Orate at the . Parncll Mass BloctiiiR- The special committee appointed to prepare - pare n call and effect necessary arrange ments for a public meeting to bo hcTd in this city for the purpose of tendering aid and sympathy to Parnoll in his struggles for Ire land , mot in the parlors of the Nebraska Savings bank last night. Messrs. Miles , Groves , Rush , O'Keofo and Lee , the full number of members of the committee were present. Messrs. Leo and O'Keefo were ap pointed as a sub committee on hall. The fol lowing preamble to the call was agreed upon : ' To the Irish citizens of Omaha : Wo , the undersigned , in ordcrto-concratulatoCharles Stuart Purncll and his associates on their vindication from tuo foul and libclous slan ders of the tory government and London Times , and also to express our confidence hi them as leaders of the Irish cause by assisting them financially in their heroic struggle , hereby call a mass mooting of Irish citizens and sympathizers with the cause of Irish nationality. " On motion of Mike Lee , John Rush and John Groves were appointed as a committee to draft special Invitations. It was decided to tender thu honor of chairmanship of the meeting , to Qovernpr Tlm.vcr , and in case ho declined to confer , the honor on Mayor Broatch. The following were decided upon ns speakers of the occasion : Jolin Rush , M. V. Gannon , Thomas Bronuan , Dr Ocorgo L. Miller , John C. Cowin and John M. Thurs- ton. Richard O'ICocfo was appointed to ar range for instrumental music and , if possi ble , secure the A. O. H. band. On motion John Rush and John Graves were made sec- i claries of the meeting. An adjournment was taken to Wednesday evening at 7:00 : o'clock. Fisher Printing Co. , 1011 Fnrnamst. . telephone 1201 , blunk book makers , etc , " 1 have used St. Patrick's ' pills , " says Mr. J. Reynolds , of Mttyiicld , Ky. . "and pronounce them burorior to any J have over before used. I do not hesitate to recommend them , knowing them to ho reliable.1 ' They ro thorough , yet gentle in their action and leave the system in splendid condition , As u cathartic , or for disorders of the liver , St. Patrick's pills have uo equal. Sola by all druggists. Tlio French Cabinet. PAKIS , March 25. It Is stated that the cabinet will soon bo remodeled in order to avurt a threatened ministerial crisis. Woodruff Granite Qnnrry. I am prepared to furnish Woodruff prrtimto in paving blocks' , door sills and stops , or blocks il ) most any.dimensions at cheap ilguros. Also handle ut my Lincoln yard all classes of cut stone for any part of th < T slato. Afak for'ngures. Thomas Price , Lincoln , Nob.- Jewish Persecution. LONDON , March 25. Dispatches from St. Petersburg say that a largo number of foreign Jews have been cxpollod from Kioff. fjiiunr Ktrllce * In Germany. BCIIMN , March , 23. . The labor movement is spreading thrdughout Germany. Many strikes uro reported in the provinces. SICK HEADAGHI ' Positively cured byf- thcso 1'tllo Pills. CARTER'S They also relieve Dls- tret > 3 fro'a Dyspepsia , Iu-1 ITTLE digestion and Too Heart ) I Kutlntf. A pertuct rciu- [ IVER edylor Dizziness , NnuscaJ PBLLS. Dron bines' ) , Had Tostcl In tbo Jloutli , Coated ! Touguc , I'uln lu Uio Side , ! TOKI'IO LJVKIl. They | regulate tlio Bowels. Purely Vegetable. SMWIPILL SMALL DOSE. SHALL FB1CE.I SOUTH OMAHA. NEWS. An Old Timor. "Druno Slrothmnn , ono ol the pioneer citi zens of South Oiimlm , cnrao to this city in the spring of 1SS3 , " said nn nctlvo South Omaha politician to a URB rcproscntntlvo , "and while hora 1ms boon nn nctlvo , Indlis- triouo and popular man and is n fit man to bo elected poltco Judge of the MngtaClty. Hewn wn * a member of the city council , nnd while In that body was ono of the most nctlvo nnd Influential members and proved himself n man ilt for a public olllco. If Mr. Strothiimn , who la n perfectly honorable man , can bo elected on n perfectly straight nnd clonn campaign , nnd I bollovo lie will bo If Uiero is no unfair political worlc. I bollovo that ho Is not only the stronRCSt , but best candidate In the Hold , nnd the democracy of South Omahn would Uo itself honor and do n credit to the Magic City to elect liruno Strothtnan police judge. " H. n. Towlo For the Council , "Jf the citizens of the First want nro altvo to their own Interests and that of the city nt largo , " said ono of the leading business men of South Omaha , "thoy would turn In to n man , roffnrdlcss of party ties nnd general politics , nnd olcrt ox-City Engineer Towl to the council , Everybody knows that Mr. loxvlo is n thoroughly honest mini , n line on- Rlneor nnd has good Judgment. Ho Is the only engineer Aspiring for councllinnnlo honors , nnd nbovo nil things u good engineer is needed In the council this year , who will bo nblo to Judge of public works , regardless of any opinion of outsiders or approval oven of the city engineer. A bettor move for the city of South Omnha nnd the democratic party cnunot bo made than to elect B. li. Towlo to the council at the coining election. " A Statement. Jacob HcRgorsof South Omaha , makes the following statement. "In my candidature ) for councilman of the Third ward some of my opponents nro endeavoring' to circulate n rumor that I worked against the Interests of the Bricklayers union in the construction of the Lister block. That building was erected by scab labor , and I never had anything to do with it. 1 never drew a dollar or laid u brlclr , At the tlmo I was engaged in build ing the addition to the brewery , and wo at once gave the men thcro omnioved the wages nnd hours they nskcd for. Please put this in to make mo right with my friends. " Demnorntlo I't-linnrlcs. Democratic primaries for the nomination of a candidate for police Judge , two school directors and ono nldorninn from each ward will bo hold this nttornoon. Notes About tlio City. S. M. Press has returned from Chicago. George Parks , Jr. , haa returned from Chicago cage , The Reed house Is being lowered to street grado. Dennis McLaln , of the Fourth ward , is a late announcement for the council. It is John C. Carroll , Jr. , the now First ward councilman. Mother and boy doing well. well.Q. Q. F. McKee has Just commenced a two- story f raino residence , Twenty-third nnd H streets. Prof. B. A. Oslngn , of Otscgo , Mich. , is the guest of his old classmate , George \V. Masson. James Mangnall , after n two months' Jaunt along the Paclllo coast nnd up la Oregon , re turned Sunday. J. H. iSvans , the Omaha laundry man , will build a laundry building nt once on Twenty- seventh nnd L streets. Daniel Rafferty , one of the citizens' old re liable stand-bys In the city council , will bo n candidate for re-election. Sunday was a live day in South Omaha. Hundreds thirsty travelers from Omaha invaded the rural and busy suburb. Elaborate preparations are being made for Easter services In the Presbyterian church. A chorus of children is being organized and trained. Addle E.'Lamberson , the charming little daughtor'of Mr. nnd Mrs. William R. Lam- berson , was five years old Saturday , nnd about fifteen little cherubs wore invited to that cozy homo and , were entertained by Mrs. Lamborson assisted by Mcsdamos John F. Koushcr and C. W. Cook. I like my wile to use Pozzoni's Com plexion Powder because it improves her looks aud is as fragrant us violots. llio Old Story. ST. PAUL , March 25. Believing the re volver ho held to bo empty , William Clinch- man , aged fifteen years , this nftcrnoon snapped it nt Birdlo Lucas , nnd the bullet lodecd in her brain. The bullet was ex tracted and the irl is alive , although dangerously - . ously hurt. THREE COUNTIES IN ARMS , A Bloody Bnttlo Rnglng lu the Kou tucky Mountains , OFFICERS AFTER THE OUTLAWS. Tlio Outoomo or A Fond Between IllvAl Factions In Which Man ? Arc "Wounded and Hovernl Jloportod KUIod. Fighting I-'or Their Mvos. Ptxr.vit.LR , ICy. , Mnroh 2.1. [ Special Tola- gram to Tun Bui ? . ] Great numbers of armed men are watching each other in Boll and Harlan counties , this state , and Clalborno county , Tennessee. These counties com * prison portion of the district made notorious for years past by the bloody fight between rival factions. Ono of thcso It now being bitterly waged. It started on a small scnlu near hero last week , and has spread Jo tha vicinity of Barboursvillc , Tcnn. , whore It li being prosecuted with vigor , For several days early In the WOOK the mountains in tlio vicinity of Barboursvlllo were nllvo with de termined men , armed to the teeth , The Inevitable - evitable cnuio nud a pitched battto was fought , lu which It was said that more than llvo hundred shots were llrod und a number of pcoplo wounded. But the injured were spirited away , aud their posse number can not bo learned. A sheriff's ' was sent to arrest the rioters , but they were fired upon and driven back to H r boursvlllo. It was then that Judge Cull himself headed n posse and made for the mountains * . Another pitched battle resulted , but the Judge's party , stronir and well-armed , were the vic tors , and succeeded in arresting live of thu desperadoes. The sheriff's ' posse Is still In thv mountains after others of the outlaws , aud before the month ends It Is likely a dozen lives will bo sacrificed In the effort now making to enforce the laws. Notoulynro the people of this city and county alarmed , but those of Knox county as well , and no body ventures out unarmed , and few unac companied by a friend. Last night word was received by courier that in a flgtit near Salt Trace , Saturday night , four men were lUlled and halt a doon wounded. Reinforcements have goi\o \ out. A thousand armed men are now hi the mountains , and it is safe to nay the men will bo shot to death and the world will never hear Of it. A fort is bofug erected by ono faction. The sheriffs of the three counties nro arranging to make a combined campaign against the outlaws , who swear they will never bo taken. To err is human , but you muko no mistake if you use Dr. Jones' Rod Clover Tonic for dyspepsia , costivonos1 ? , bad breath , piles , pimples , iiguo and malaria , poor appetite , low spirits , 01- discuses of the kidneys , stomach and liver. 50 cents. Goodman Drug Co. Bonrcl of Trade Directors. Last evening a meeting of tlio directors of the board of trade was hold , but nothing of importance was transacted aside Irom rou- tlno business. Tired of Pod ine Defectives. STOCKTON , Kan. , March 25. Taylor Cook , who idllod his wife several days ago and then fled , returned to-day and surrendered Ho claims that ho afterwards attempted sui cide by taking laudanum. Windrim AcccptH. WASHINGTON , March 25. .Tames II. Wind- rim , the newly appointed supervising archi. tcct of tlio treasury , has Informed Secretary Wludom of his acceptance of the appoint ment and of his purpose to assume thu duties of the oflice next Wednesday , Pears' soap is the most elegant tollot adjunct. . A. Defaulter for Thousands. , PKTIIOIT * , Mich. , March 25. A Hancock , Mich. , special says : Exports sent hero by the Standard Oil company have been at work uoon the books of Martin t R. Golds- worthy , manager of the company for ttio Lake Suucrior region , und have discovered n shortage lu his accounts of § 10,000 or mure. Goldsworthy became frightened last Wednesday and has gone to Toronto. For the past two yearn ho haa boon dabbling in mining stocks , and the rocnnt heavy decline carried him under. HU bandsmen are liable to the extent of many thousands. 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