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Nl lilUUKAL ISM ) ,
A. Pair of Legal Dogs Stir Up the
Equity Oouit.
\Vhnt Is Expected of the Coming Con
or American Nations Nc-
. OfllccN nnd Odloo Seek
ers linker I-'or Mnrwlml.
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WASHINGTON. D. C. , 5-i.r
There was n very lively scene Ic the equity
court to-day during the argument of a motion
In the celebrated Sum Strong tunnel claim
case , In which General Benjamin F. Butler
nnd Mr. Browning , n well known local at
torney , participated. General Butler was
explaining some allegations made by Brown
ing when the latter observed : "I thought
wo had the opening and the closing. " Gene
ral Butler , who many years ago In congress
made himself famous for sarcastic remarks ,
nnd coined the celebrated phrase In retort to
Sunset Cox , "Shoo fly , don't bother me , "
waved his hand nt Browning nnd hissed : " 1
don't propose to bo snapped nt by a cur. "
Mr. Browning sprang to his feet and replied
in a passion : "I don't ' propose to DO bull
dozed by a bull dog. " .It looked ns .though a
fight would bo the result , when the court ,
Judge Cox , Interposed and ordered a cessa
tion of hostilities.
Secretary Tracy , when nskod this evening
what further news he had from Samoa , re
plied that nothing bad been received since
the dispatches which had appeared in the
newspapers of the country , nnd ho did not
expect to hoar anything .jloftnltcly until the
arrival of the official report ot Admiral
Kimberly , which ho supposed is now on the
way. "Three vessels were ordered to Sa
moa to-day , " said the secretary , "to take the
place of the three which have been wrecked.
The Alert sails from Honolulu , and
will nrrlvo In Apia about forty days from
this time. She will roach the Island before
any of the German vessels can got there.
The Richmond has been ord orcd to sail nt
once from Montevideo , She will sail round
the Horn , nnd will roach Samoa in about
sixty days. The Adams Is nt Sun Francisco ,
where she will bo detained , in all probabil
ity , for twenty days or more. She is on tlio
docks and instructions have been given to
hasten the repairs and get her ready for sea
at the earliest possible moment. She will
make the trip from San Francisco in about
forty days. The Monongahola , which sailed
on the 31st of February , will nrrivo in Apia
about ten days from now. She has an.umplo
cargo of coal , stores and clothing , anu will
bo prepared to take care of tbo seamen who
still remain In Samoa. "
"How many American seamen are on the
Island i" was asked
'Tliero are about seven hundred in all , "
was the reply. "Of these three hundred nro
probably on their way homo now , nnd four
hundred nro still on the islands. The Mo-
nongnholu will bring buck those not needed
for the other vessels , which will arrive
there. I cannot say just yet how many of
them will bo brought back. "
"Havo you nny official information concerning -
corning the policy of the German govern-
mentl" "Nothing more than wo have seen
in the newspapers. It is reported that the
three German vessels have been ordered to
proceed from the blockading squadron now
at Zanzibar. It will require fifty or , sixty
days for those vcsbcls to reach Samoa. " "Is
it the intention of the government to main
tain a licet In Samoa constantly ) " "For the
present nt least , yen , but I don't think the
vessels will bo needed. I 'havo every confi
dence In the ability of the gentlemen who
havo.been sent to Germany to represent the
United States in the conference , nnd I feel
sure thut all the difference of opinion be
tween this country nnd Germany in the mat
ter of the settlement of the Samoan question
will bo settled , nnd thnt. it will bo but u short
tlmo time after the conference adjourns before
fore wo shall bo ublo to order our vessels
elsewhere. In the meantime , however , wo
will keco a small fleet In the vicinity of the
Islands. "
The delegates appointed to the congress
of American nations will meet in
Washington cry shortly to perfect
nu organization und look over the ground.
The success of the congress will depend
largely upon the number of nutlons that
accept. Thu last administration was not in
sympathy with the movement and did little
or nothing to promote interest in it. Mr.
Bayard sent a formal Invitation to the several
nations invited to participate but did not
make any attempt to arouse enthusiasm or
give the affair any'more than ordinary atten
tion. For that reason the South American
republics have hold off to see what would
happen , but now thnt It Is known Mr. Blaine
intends to make .this congress the feature of
his foreign policy it is expected that more
Interest will bo shown. AU of tbo Central
American republics , Venezuela , the Argen
tina Republic , Uruguay and Paraguay have
formally accepted. Brazil and Mexico hnvo
indicated their Intention to accept. Nothing
lias been heard from Columbia , Ecuador ,
Peru- Bolivia or Chill. Columbia and
Bolivia are in n state of political confusion ,
nnd it is doubtful whether nny representative
will appear hero from Bolivia and Columbia
will probably send any other than the minister -
tor resident , Mr. Hurtudu" . Peru is bank
rupt nnd would scarcelybo ublo to pay com
missioners if she desired to send them.
Ecuador is probably walling to see what
Chill will do , the latter nation bus consist ,
untly opposed nny guthoringTif its neighbors
or nny attempt on their1 part to enter into
political alliances. The well known purpose
of Chili to obtain political control of the entire -
tire wast coast makes her hostllu so such a
congress as is proposed as well as to any
other measures looking towards a settlement
of International difficulties by arbitration.
Representative Connell , who leaves for his
homo In Nebraska on Wednesday * has rec
ommended the appointment of A..12 , Husslcr ,
of the Pawnee Republic , to bo pottmaster at
Pawnee and his name will probably bo
officially named to-morrow. Ho has also
nsked far the appointment of other post
masters In his district as follows : John E.
Dohannov , at HIckman , Lancaster county ,
nnUAmos Tefft , at Avoca , Cuss county.
Hon. J. L. Culdwoll , of Lincoln , is here
looking over the field In connection with his
candidacy for the United States district
nttornoyship for Nebraska. It is not likely
thnt there will bo action taken on the mur-
Bhalahlp for Utah till the Utah commission
jjns been selected. The president wants to
consult the commissioners and this can't bo
done for sonio days yet.
It is understood thut. although no formal
r action has boot * taken by the Nebraska dele
gation In voiiKross , H majority favor the ap
pointment of Baker for United States mar-
The nomination of J. K. Kelly to be
receiver of the land office ut HlnomlnptoD ,
Non. , was to-day confirmed by the neiwto.
Captain Wllduiau , of the Ropubllcan Vftl
ov , nnd Web Eaton , of Koarno.v , are here ,
'Robert Henry Ilanna and IJavld A.ll'ortpr ,
lof Crcston , la. , ami Uenjuuiln F..toother . ,
of Wayuo.Vayno county , Nebraska , were
to-day admitted to practice before the In
torlor department. . . .
I'bolawn delegation called nt the whIU
house and again urced the appointment o :
ex-Governor Stone to bo commissioner of lu <
general land office.
Tlio nomination to-day of John N. Huston
of Connorsville , Ind. , to bo treasurer of tbi
United Suites to succeed Hyatt , waspromntlj
confirmed by the senate. It wo PrcslJpn
Harrison's intention to nominate Mr , Huitoi
two or three wc k BOJ but drafts for pay
ment In the third quarter of the fiscal year
were being made out by the treasurer , nnd
the nomination was delayed for that reason.
Huston Is a banker , manufacturer and largo
real estate owner. Ho has a liandsomo for
tune and says the appointment will bo ac
cepted , simply that ho may reward his
friends with patronage. Ho is about forty-
six years old , tall , slender , full of energy
nnd possessed of good business qualifications.
His first introduction In politics was by elec
tion 10 the Indiana senate in ! Sb2. Ho wns
chairman of the republican state central
committee. In ISStJ. when Senator Harrison
was fl candidate for and came so near re-elec
tion. Huston managed the campaign so
skillfully thnt General Harrison requested
him to remain at tlio head of the committee
lust year nnd ho did so. Ills appointment Is
a good one for every reason.
The Klclimond , Alert nnil Adams to
Be Ulspntchnd nt Once.
WASHINGTON , April 1. The navy depart
ment Is making every effort to secure nd-
equate representation at Samoa. Orders
were sent out to-day to hnvo the Richmond ,
iVlcrt nnd Adams sent to Apia at the earliest
practicable moment.
Wlillo the vessels ordered to Samoa to-day
nro fair vessels of their kind , yet they are by
means equal to the three vessels which
were wrecked , and are of antique typo com
pared .with the vessels of the German East
African licet which have been ordered to
Samoa. The old Richmond Is the largest
of the vessels thut will go down. She was
uullt In Norfolk In 1S5S , and Is of 2.700
tons burden , U23 feet long , 42 } foot
broad , and 17.4 draft. Her speed Is
sot down as nine and one-halt knots when in
trim , but she Is doubtless foul and much re
duced in speed by her stay in the South At
lantic waters , tjho is commanded oy Cap
tain A. N. Reed , with LleutonunV Comman
der Louts Klngsloy and Lieutenants
W. H. Everett , J , H. C. Coffin. F. H.
Crosby , J. M. Robinson and J. O. Nicholson.
Her complement Is twcnty-ninoofllcnrs and
831 men. The battery Is headed by twelve
ten-Inch smooth bores , ono eight-inch muz
zle-loading rifle , and ono sixty-pound breech
loading rillo , two twenty-pound breech
loaders nnd some smaller guns.
The Alert Is a 1,000 ton vessel , built by
John Roach In 1S75. She carries twontv-ono
ofliccis nnd 127 men. She is rated nt ten
knots , is 1713 feet long by 32 fectboam , draws
12Jf feet of water , and carries a battery of
one eleven-inch and ono nine-inch smooth
bores , one sixty-pound rlllo nnd four smnll
guns In a secondary battery. Her officers
are Commander James 13. Graham and Lieu
tenants John Gurvin , F , E. Greene , J. T.
Moore , J. Parker , C. D. Bosttco and W. G.
Tlio Adams Is rated nt 1.375 tons. She
was built in 1S70 at Boston , by Donald Mc
Kay. Her length is 18T foot by
thirty-five feet beam , nnd 13.3 draft. She Is
sot down as a li.3-knot ship , with a battery of
four nine-inch smooth bores , ono 8-lnch muz
zle loading rltlo , ono sixty-pound muzzle load
ing rifle nnd five guns in n secondary battery.
The detail for the Adams was almost com
pleted this afternoon. She will bo under di
rection , of Commander Edwin T. Woodward.
There \vill bo no new orders In regard to
Satnonn affairs given to the commanders of
the vessels. Admiral Kimberly will
remalm at Apia and will continue
in command of the squadron. Tno
admiral has considerable discretion vested in
him nnd may to a considerable extent excr-
ciso his own judgment ns to what should bo
done should anything occur to render new
instructions advisable , they can bo prepared
and sent to Samoa long before the war
vessels get there.
BniiMN , April 1. The cruiser Sperbor and
the corvette Alexandrine will depart for
Samoa to replace tbo German war ships
wrecked at Apia.
Will Probably Adjourn To-day.
WASHINGTON , April 1. It seems to bo the
universal expectation among senators that
the senate wilt adjourn the present special
session sine die to-morrow. President Harrison
risen has sent in about throe hundred nnd
fifty nominations since the Gth of March , all
of which , with very few exceptions , have
been reported from the committee nnd will
have been confirmed before adjourn
ment. Of the offices yet to be filled
the most important are commissioner of the
general land olfico nnd public printer. It Is
believed that they will bo filled within a few
days. Editor Osborno , of the Los Angeles
Express , is believed to bo the man selected
for public printer , but no satisfactory guess
can bo made as to the laud commissioner.
The general opinion is thnt W , E. Meredith ,
of Chicago , who was supposed to bo the
coming man for public printer , will succeed
E. O. Graves as superintendent of the
bureau of engraving und printing.
Ptihlic Debt Statement.
WASHINGTON , April 1. The public debt
statement was issued to-day , as follows :
Interest bearing debt , principal , $915,035-
032 ; interest , $0,003,021 ; total , 924 , < J75,433.
Debt on which intercut has ceased since ma
turity , principal nnd interest , $ ' . ' ,097,275 ;
debt bearing no interest , t748,19r > ,430.
Total debt. principal , * lii5li2 ( ( > 207 ;
interest , $10,035,051 ; total , $1,075,203 , IBS.
Total debt , less available cash
items , SI , 103,000,053. Net cash m treasury ,
$54,000,390. Debt loss cash In treasury April
I , 1SS9 , f 1,114,088,003. Debt less cash in
treasury March 1 , ISb'J. S1.12S.2S9.313. De
crease of debt during'tno month , $1305R55.
Decrease of debt slnco June 30 , 1SSS ,
S50,900,9'J4. Total cash In treasury as shown
by the treasurer's general account , $017,591- ,
A Graceful Tribute.
WASHINGTON , April 1. A graceful tribute
from English naval ofllcora was contained In
the following cablegram received by Secre
tary Traoy this morning :
OIIIIIU.TAR , March 3i. The officers of the
English channel Hoot sympathize with the
American navy in the terrible loss of life
from the wrouks at Samoa.
To this message Secretary Tracy made the
following icply :
WASHINGTON. April 1. Admiral Command
ing Her Majesty's Channel Fleet , Gibraltar-
Accept for yourself and olllcors of your corn-
maud my grateful acknowledgment on behalf -
half of tue United States navy for your mes
sage of sympathy und good will occasioned
by the recent disaster nt Samoa.
WASHINGTON , April 1. Tha senate this
afternoon confirmed tno following nomina
tions : Lewis Wolfley , governor of Arizona ;
William 1C. Jnn'.tln ' , of Iowa , Indian Inspector
specter ; Jnnies E. Kelly , receiver of public
moneys at Bloomlcgton , Neb. ; Louis A.
Walker , secretary of Montana ; James W.
Huston , of Indiana , treasurer of the United
States ; Ellis H. Roberta , of Now York , assistant -
sistant treasurer ut Now York city ; Edwin
II. Terrell , of Texas , minister to Belgium :
John T. Abbott , minister of the United
States of Columbia.
Took the Oath.
WASHINGTON , April 1. The now assistant
secretaries of the treasury , Batrhellor nnd
Tlchchor , took the oath of office to-day and
began at once to discharge their now duties.
Three United State * ministers took the
oath cf office nt the department of state to
day. They were William N. Scruggs , who
goes to Venezuela ; Lansing B , Mlztmr , min-
inter to Central America , und John Hicks ,
who will represent the United States ut
U , E. Mitchell , commissioner of patents ,
and A. D. Huzen , thiul assistant postmaster
general , also took the oath of ofllco and on-
torcd upon their now duties.
Burned to Death.
CIUMUCULUN , n.\k. , April 1. [ Special
Telegram to Tim BEB. ] Mrs. Francis \Vcin- \
berg , residing fourteen miles south of Kim-
bull , was burned to death by a prairie fire
yesterday evnnlng. Her house being In the
path of iho llro , she ran out and was burned
to death , the Cru paa-img and burning1 the
Mr. Teller States Ills Ohjcctlons to
Kxeontlvn Sessions.
WASHINGTON , April 1. Soon after the
opening of the scnnto to-day Mr. Teller
offered the following resolution :
Resolved , That hereafter all executive
nominations shall bo considered In open ses
sion of the senate.
Ho said : "I do not Intend to ask consid
eration of this resolution at this time. , I
merely offer It that It may bo referred to the
committee on rules. At the next regular
session of tbo senate , If I llvo to bo present ,
I Intend to press that resolution In season
and out of season. I have never believed
that there was any reason why executive
nominations .should bo considered by the
senate with closed doors. I ntn satisfied
that the great majority of the people of the
United States , irrespective cf party , nro of
the same opinion , I nai tired of giving ray
reasons to the senate with closed doors for
the votes which I give , aad of seeing in the
newspapers the next day entirely different
reasons nscribcd to mo , nnd not infrequently
no reason nt all. I have never expressed n
sentiment nor plvon a vote In the scnnto
with the doors closed which I would not
give in the open saato. 1 do not behove that
any considerable number of senators dcslro
to shield themselves from public criticism or
public gaze In matters of this kind.
"While I admit that In considering ques
tions of international relations there may bo ,
nnd frequently are. times when the senate
should sit. with closed doors on account of
great public Interests , I can conceive of no
reason why wo should close our doors when
wo are asked to pass on the qualifications of
men nominated for public ofllco. "
"I do not dcslro to conceal from the public
nny action of mine In reference to such mat
ters. On the contrary , I am exceedingly
anxious that when I exorcise u constitutional
and senatorial duty here , I may execute It In
the face of the whole world , or at least so
much of the world that has a right to call
mo in question for my conduct nnd that is
the pcoplo of the United States. I believe
that the time has coma when publio senti
ment will not tolerate the closing of
our doors on the inero question of
confirmations. I believe thnt that
practice is ono of the agencies that
is calculated to bring the American
senate into disrepute and into contempt , for
the pcoplo will believe , under the charges
that nro made day by day , that wo are
afraid to express our views la public , that
there Is some truth In thorn , Newspaper
men , with their zeal , must find some reason
for our conduct , and very frequently put in
our mouths things wo never said nnd never
thought. "
The resolution was referred to the com
mittee on rules.
Mr. Stewart offered n resolution , which
was laid over till to-morrow , thnt the sonnto
has learned with profound sorrow of the
death of John Bright , and remembering his
constant and unwavering friendship for the
United States , desire to join with the parlia
ment of his own country in paying a grate
ful tribute to ono who , during his long pub
lic life , was conspicuous in his devotion to
the cause of freedom and humanity.
Messrs. Sherman and Ransom.reported
that the committee appointed to wait on * the
president and inquire whether ho
had any further communication to
make to the senate , had been
advised by the president that ho would to
day communicate to the senate certain mes
sages , but that after to-day no other mes
sages would bo sent , except of a formal char
acter , to fill vacancies as they arise.
The senate then proceeded to oxecutlvo
business. While the doors were closed vari
ous resolutions were reported and agreed to ,
authorising several committees to sit during
the recess.
Adjourned till to-morrow.
The Executive Session.
WASHINGTON , April 1. In secret ses
sion of the escnato there
to-day was con
siderable discussion upon the nomination of
delegates to the congress of American na
tions , to bo held In this city next autumn.
Objection was mi do to them by the demo
crats on the ground that they were almost
unanimously republican in politics , and if
their report wns to have the weight before
the country and with congress that it ought
to have , there should be a more equitable
division between the two parties. Mr. Sher
man , chairman of the foreign relations com
mittee , which had recommended the con
firmation of the list , stated thnt three of them ,
namely , AVhyte ( Md. ) , Trescott ( S. O. ) , and
Hanson ( Gu. ) , were democrats. The minor
ity senators , however , insisted that Trescott
and Hun.son were mugwumps , not demo
crats , und ought not to bo so considered.
Mr. Fryo criticized the list of the appoint
ments , saying that so far as he know , with a
single exception none of the delegates named
out to have been appointed. . Ho said thut
Whyto was opposed to paying subsidies to
ocean steamship lines , being Interested in
the operation of cllpuor ships trading with
South American countries , a statement
which Gorman is said to have confirmed.
The report of the committee wont over
until to-morrow without action by general
consent , there being no formal motion or ob
jection entered ,
Found Dead In the Iluliis.
MILWAUKEE , April 1. Mrs. Margaret
Kinlln and her three children were burned
o death in their homo on Fifteenth street
early this morning. The house is a small
two story frame building and Mrs. Kinlln ,
with herchlldrcn occupied three rooms on
the lower floor. Up stairs an old man named
Jung lived with his son and two daughters
and they wore awakoncd about 3 o'clock by
tbo smell of smoke which seemed to come
from the room below. The son
got up nnd going outsldo saw
smoke bouring from the lower rooms. Ho
smashed in the window , but got no response ,
and then turned in un alarm. It was an
awful sicht thnt mot the eyes of the firemen ,
who arrived at the house soon after 8. In
the middle room , the doors of which had
been tightly closed , the charred bodies of
Mrs. Klnlin and two sons , John nnd George ,
ngcd six and four years respectively , were
found. Later thu body of Richara , ugcd two
years , was found in the basement , n hole
having been burned through the floor ,
through which the body had fallen.
Tlinro was every Indication that the mother
had deliberately burned herself and children
to death. They hud nil occupied the same
bed. The sniolco from the flro built beneath
it had Binotherml them all. Mrs. Kinlin's
body wns terribly disfigured and the children
were horribly burned. Mra. Klnlm's bus-
band , who was n carpenter , died about ten
months ago and she supported herself by
taking in washing.
G ( guilt lur Consolidation.
NEW YOUK , April 1. [ Special Telegram
to TUB 13in. ] Messrs , Gould and Huntington -
ton have a plan which , if carried out , will
rc-sult in a consolidation of railroad systems
such as this country has nover'seen boforo.
A broker who claims to have intimate knowl
edge of Mr. Gould's plans said : "Boforo
many weeks the Atchlson , Topekn ft Santa
Fe will bo consolidated with the Missouri
Pacific. Then Huntlngton will bring In his
systems , and perhaps even tbo Mexican roads
will bo included. The combination will come
under Gould's management and will bo the
most colossal arrangement yet entered Into
by him. Mr , Gould's hand U becoming more
apparent every duy In the hammering which
AU'hUon stock has just received , and it is
now almost a certainty thut the bear raid of
the last few weeks was manipulated from the
Western Union building so as to glvn the
Gould faction a chance to secure at little ex
pense the blocks of Atchison which Gould
Las been after. As Gould stands in danger
of losing contiol of the Missouri Pacific , bo
may not bo able to take thut line into the
consolidation system. "
'iho Weather Initlou'tloim.
NuUrasku Fair weather , followed by rain ;
stationary tempcruturo , southerly winds ,
Dakota and Iowa Light ruin , stationary
temperature , southerly winds.
A Oaroloss FAtUorj Shoots His Llt-
tlo Boy to Donth.
Narrow Kscnno ornjTcftnifltor Whoso
Wnfon Clots 111 the Way or
n Train Miscellane
ous Notes.
CITV , Neb. , * April 1. [ Special
Telegram to TUB Bnn. " | Yesterday morning
Ellis WiUtlron , living eight miles west of
town , started with n team nnd buggy to fight
a prairie flro , taking a loaded shotgun along.
Just ns Jio placed the gin In the buggy It
was discharged , the load taking effect In the
right nrm of Waldron'p son Willie , nged
thirteen , cutting thojnrtcry nnd almost
severing tbo arm from the shoulder. Surgi
cal aid was at once called but before the boy
could bo helped ho blcdlto death , living about
eight liours nUer the accident , occurred.
Shot His Wife ! by Mistake. , Nob. , April 1. Mrs. Francis
Sovoryn was accidentally shot by her husband -
band yesterday afternoon. Mr. Sovoryn pro
cured a shotgun from his neighbor with the
intention of going hunting. Ho was informed
upon Inquiry of his neighbor that the gun ,
which Is n muzzle-loader , was empty. To bo
certain he exploded a cap upon each barrel.
Ho then returned homo , nnd upon entering
the house ho exploded Another cap , when to
his horror the gun was "discharged , the con
tents entering his wife's lower limb just
above the Unco , nearly severing the limb.
Drs. Elwood anil Shafer were immediately
summoned. Amputation of the limb was
found necessary about midway between the
knee and hip. She llos'in a critical condition
and her recovery is very doubtful.
A Narrow Escape.
LINCOLN , Neb , , Apul 1. ( Special Tele
gram to THE Bun. ! Just before 8 o'clock to
night two young bloods , entered Q. 13. Chap
man's drug store , on O street , evidently for
the purpose of theft. One of them secured
some knives from a case which stands near
the entrance door , but in his effort to appro
priate them was discovered by Mr. .Tunics
Putnam , ono of Jeweler Hullet's clerks , wheat
at once attempted to effect his arrest. The
would-be thief commenced to slash right mid
left with ono of the knives , which ho suc
ceeded in getting open. The blade struck
Putnam in the right side of the iicck , within
an inch of the jugular volncutting a deep and
ugly gash. A physician , was called who
dressed the wound , which ho said would
have proved fatal had it reached the artery.
Tbo thugs escaped.
Fused With tlio Prohifos.
LINCOLN , Neb. . , April 1. [ Special Tele
gram to THE BEK. ] The democrats nnd pro
hibitionists have formed a coalition and will
make the fight for the mayoralty of Lincoln
together. This combine vvas consummated
nt Opclt's this afternoon at 4 o'clock. The
conference committee appointed at the dem
ocratic convention last Sunday night to look
up a candidate canvassed the Held , and fail
ing to find nu available candidate , indorsed
"Bishop" Skinner , thoftrohlbltiomst ? This
move occasions no su'nVJep in Lincoln. It
will bo remembered thSVno piohibltionists
did tlio same thing two years ago , and the
talk is to-night that democracy's bosses took
this method to repay tbo debt. The munici
pal election here bids fair to bo unusually
Depot Burned.
FAIIIMONT , Nob. , April 1. [ Special Tele
gram to THE BBE. ] The B. & M. depot nt
this place burned to the ground this evening
at S o'clock. The iiro was caused by the
night operator throwfng a lighted match
Into a lot of oil waste vyhlle lighting tbo sig
nal lumps. The tickets , instruments and
loose furniture were saved. The total loss
will amount to between 54,000 and 55,000.
There was but little express or baggage ut
the depot. J. H. Garey , hardware merchant ,
had about $200 worth of tinners' tools in tlio
building. The frolght'.wbich was totally de
stroyed , aside from tholoss , to outsiders , is
Will SwiiigiU' Caught.
TOBIAS , Neb. , April i. [ Special Telegram
to THE BEE.J About 8 p. m. to-day a young
man , name unknown , criminally assaulted
Miss Lamb , a furmer'sdaughtor living two
miles east of Western , Failing in tils design
he set lire to the barn and fled. The young
lady managed to save four horses and a cow ,
all the live stock in thn'stablc. Her parents
were away from homo1 at the time. Largo
crowds of Western's citizens and neighbor
ing farmers are scouring the country for the
criminal , and if caught no will swing to the
nearest limb.
Killed on klio Track.
CiiAi > xoN , Nob. , April 1. [ Special Telegram -
gram to THE Bnn.j An unknown man was
killed last night by thi passenger train com
ing cast , four miles w st of Children. Ho
was walking on the truck and the engineer ,
seeing him , slowed up , but could not stop.
Ho was thrown off the track and his head
bruised. Ho was picked up and brought to
Chadron and died upon the arrival of tlio
train. Ha is supposed to hnjro been working
on the Burlington & Missouri tunnel. Coroner
ner Waller empanelled a jury , and they ad
journed until to-morrow to got more ovl-
deneo. Ho hud a aatchcl when last seen ,
anu this has not been tound.
An Old Lmdy Suicides.
PONCA , Neb. , April 1. ( Special Telegram
to Tin : BEE. ] Carolina Schmidt , an old lady
of this place but a low years from Germany ,
committed milcido yesterday afternoon by
banging herself In n' stable adjoining her
daughter's residence , a few miles In the
country. Bho was Visiting the daughter ,
The authorities did not deem it necessary to
hold an Inquest , us It was apparent that
death was tho. result of her own act , The
causa Is a mystery , though among the neigh
bors many are assigned. Old ago nnd feeble
ness of mind ara regarded us the principal
ones. She was honest und very industrious ,
and had the respect of 11.
Arrested Wlillo Drunk.
PENnnn , Nob.April 1. [ Special to THE
BEE. ] Charles DoWHt , a horse thief , was
arrested at this place about 7 o'clock last
night , by George Sherwood , a special deputy
sheriff from Ponca. The man arrested stole
a horse from his brother last Friday night ,
uud came to this town Saturday afternoon ,
when ho started in on a contract of drinking
all the Hrjuor In town , and when arrested
last night ho was too drunk to realize the seriousness -
riousnoss of the matter , Ho was taken back
to Ponca this morning ,
The Kutonil Prnlrlo Flro.
UNADIIXA , Nob. , April 1. ( Special Tele
gram to TUB BEE. ] A nro on the farm of
John Copley , two miles southeast of hero ,
to-duy destroyed two barns , containing a
large amount of grain , two head of cattle ,
several hogs and one horso. It originated
from a prairie tire , which got beyond Air.
Copley's control. A line young orchard was
also destroyed by thetlra { running through it.
Loss $1,200 ; no insuranco.
License or Xo l < locuso.
PONCA , Neb. , April 1. [ Special Telegram
to THE UKE. ] The spring election comes off
to-morrow. The tickets are license or no li
cense , Kd Berry Is the standard bearer of
the former , A. D. . Williams of the latter.
Both are excellent young men. It is hard to
foretell tbo result.
University Oratorical Contest- .
LINCOLN , Nob. , April 1. [ Special Tele
gram to Tnn BEE.J The oratorical contest
between four speakers of the state univer
sity wns held to-night to docldo
who should represent the university
in the stnto contest which takes place nt
Crete In n few days , and which will , in turn ,
decide who represent the stnto In the Inter
state oratorical contest between representa
tives from all the western and northwestern
states. The gentlemen chosen were II. C.
Peterson , of the Union society and T. S.
Allen , of the Delphian ,
A Girl Wins the Prize.
OIID , Nob. , April 1. [ Special toTiir. Ur.E.l
The > M. E. church was packed to-night the
occasion being the annual declamatory con
test of the Ord high school. The judges ,
after careful consideration , awarded the
first prize to Miss .Jennie Aublo , who will
represent Ord at the Central Nebraska high
school declamatory contests to bo hold ut
Aurora , April 10 ,
The Wnjjon Was Hurt.
CENTRAL Crrr , Neb. , April 1. [ Special
Telegram to Tun BEE. ] This morning as a
Swede named Bonhnrt was driving across
the Union Pacific track a fast train ran Into
his wagon , smashing It beyond recognition
nnd scattering broadcast the lumber and
flour with which the wagon wus loaded ,
Benhart cscaucd unharmed.
An Anniversary.
OSCGOI.A , Nob. . April 1. [ Special to Tun
BEE. ] Kov. Dr. Johnson , pastor-of the M.
E. church , and his wife , gave a reception nt
the parsonage Saturday evening , it being the
twelfth anniversary of their marriage.
The President Bald to Hnvo Tendered
Her the Richmond I'ostolTlco.
RICHMOND , Va. , April 1. [ Special telegram
to THE BEE. ] The contest between the rival
factions hero for the Uichmond postofllco has
assumed a singular phase. It Is now stated
that President Harrison has tendered the
ofllco to Mrs. Stonewall Jackson. This lady
lived hero until a few years since , when her
daughter was married. She has been living
with her father in North Carolina during
the past six months. Her father has reached
n very advanced uge , for which reason she
declined the tender of the postoDlco at
Lexington , Va. . where the body of her hus
band Is buried. Her friends here ,
will , however , endeavor to induce her to ac
cept the Richmond uostmastershlp , which is
a lucrative ono. It Is statnd that the presi
dent thinks that by the appointment of Mrs.
Jackson ho will not have to recognize either
of the contending republican factions hero ,
nnd will at the same time give a position to a
lady hold in high esteem by all.
Itnilrond Elections.
CHICAGO , April 1. The Chicago & Alton
stockholder. ! met to-day In annual session
and unanimously re-elected the old board of
directors and officers of the company. The
only vacancy was that caused by the death
of Lorenzo Blackstono. The position wns
filled by the election of the late director's
son , William N. Blackstone. The old offi
cers wore re elected at n subsequent meeting.
A meeting of tlio stockholders were also
held of the .Toilet & Chicago road , the Mis-
sissiopi Rlvor Bridge company , the St. Louis ,
Jacksonville & Chicago road , ancktbe Alton
& St Louis , -ullf-uudor the Alei ( * manage- <
mcnt. The old officers and directors of each
of thcso organizations were unanimously re-
Death Kecord.
CHICAGO , April 1. Uev. T. N. Morrison ,
the oldest Episcopal clergyman in the Chicago
cage diocese died at .his residence hereof
Bright's disease last night.
OTTAWA , April 1. Hon. John Henry Pope ,
minister of railways , died this afternoon ,
after a long and painful illness.
MILWAUKEE , Wis. , April 1.A. . P. Allis ,
head of the great Reliance works , ono of the
largest foundries nnd machine shops in the
country , dlrd suddenly to-night.
PAIIIS , April 1. Martoll , head of the great
distillery at Cognac , is dead.
The Michigan Elections. -
DETROIT , Mich. , April J. An election was
held in this state to-day for a justice of the
supreme court and university regents , also a
constitutional amendment Increasing the
salary of the governor Irom 11,000 to fi.OOO.
Returns received nt a late hour indicate a
victory of the republican ticket , and that the
amendment has been carried. Tn this city
the women exorcised the eloctorial privileges
fortho first time , voting for school directors.
Steamship Arrivals.
At Bromer Haven The Werra , from Now
At Quoenstown The British King , from
At Philadelphia Tdo Ohio , from Liver
pool.At Glasgow The State of Georgia , from
Now \ ork.
At Liverpool The Kansas and Virginian
from Boston , and the Baltimore , fro m Balti
more. _
Tlio Vlstblo Supnly.
CuiCAno , April 1. The visible supply for
the wcok ending March 30 , as compiled oy
the secretary of the Chicago ooard of trade ,
Is as follows :
Wheat . 20.-1 10,000
Corn . 10,831.000
Oats . , . 7,187,000
Uyo . l.JHS.COO
Barley . . 1 . . . 1,813,000
An Imitator of Vines.
CIIICAOO , April 1. Thomas Vines , the
clerk who packed himself in a trunk nnd was
shipped to St. Louis with several thousand
dollars stolen from his employers , has an
imitator in the very man who succeeded him
in the Adams & WoHtlako manufacturing
company. The now culprit Is Herbert
Chambers , a de6Idedly prepossessing , well-
dressed young follow. Chambers was nr-
rested for stealing $300. Ho acknowledged
his guilt , laying it to extravagant living.
A ldter From Stun lav.
LOND ON , April 1 , A-letter from Henry M.
Stanley dated September 4 , has reached a
friend of the explorer In Edinburgh. It con
tains nothing now.
Sir Francis Do Winton , president of tno
Einln Bey relief committee , says that the
letter from Stanley will make five newspa
per columns , so that It will not bo published
before to-morrow , and that the government
Is ignorant of Us contents.
A Kansas County Heat Pl lit.
ST. FnANCis , Knn. , April 1. ( Special to
THE BEK. ] Blukoman and Atwood , located
about four miles apart , near the center of
Rawlins county , are in tlio midst of a county
seat fight. Atwood is the proud possessor of
the bone of contention , while Ulakeman is
making a desperate struggle to get It away
from her. Both towns arc confident of
The Cznr llioroiiuhly Alarmed ,
ST. PBTEHSIIURO , April 1. Russian niiws-
papers have been prohibited from publish
ing rcpo'ts of the discovery of the illicit
manufacture of bonds nt Zurich. The pollco
are said to have discovered in tlio suburb of
St. Petersburg an important clue to the al
leged conspiracy agulnt the czar. Ills a aid
that the czar is thoroughly alavmcd.
Sold to the Suunr Tru t.
SAX FIIANCJSCO , April 1. H is stated that
the American sugar refinery was formally
sold to au eastern sugar trust to-duy.
The French Government nnd the Mag
istracy nt IiOKUcrhonilB ,
PAIUS , April 1. [ Now York Herald Cable.
Special to Tun Bus. ] The proceedings
which the government scorns decided to in
stitute against Boulangor , on the charge ot
conspiracy against the safety of the state , is
the burning q'uoatlon of the moment. It was
expected that the chamber would hnvo been
met with a demand for Its authorization of
the contemplated prosecution on Saturday ,
but it scorns certain that on the morning ot
that dav M. Bouchcz refused to put his sig
nature to the demand. In consequence the
government for the moment wns placed In
the presence of nn obstnclo , which , however ,
It U credited with the Intention to
overcome by nsklng M. Bouchoz
to resign. The misunderstanding between
the government nnd the innglstrney
at the outset of this affair nt this moment is
of the gravest character and causes ninny
doubts ns to the wisdom nud utility of prose
cuting Boulnuger. It la Impossible to com
ment logically upon the affair without nn ex
act knowledge of the facts , nnd to say
whether the cabinet or M. Boulungor is in
the right it would bo nccessnry to in alto n
thorough study of the facts In the hands of
the judicial nnd governmental authorities.
The procurer general's resistance may have
a motive in the fcnr of being Impllcuted in a
trial which would expose him to the resent
ment of the Boulnngists , no trilling matter ,
supposing that , paity should nt a lutor period
hold the reins of government , or in legiti
mate scruples , duo to n conviction that Bou
langor Is not culpable before the law. It will
bo known which of those hypothesis is cor
rect when the facts upon which the indict
ment is founded nro known more explicitly.
At present nil that has been made publio is
thut the charges against Boulanger are simi
lar to those on which the leaders of the
Liguo des Putriotes nro arraigned before
the tribunal correctionnal , which hnvo been
brought within the cognizance of the publio
by the Illegal publication of the indictment
in several journals. The ilominaui Impres
sion remaining after the perusal of the docu
ment Is thut the counts of the indictment
are sufficient to sustlfy the prosecution for
illegal nsso elation and oven for participation
in n secret society , but that they are Unnsy
nnd feeble ns grounds for un accusation of
conspiracy against the state. The gravest
charge against the league is thnt. of having
advocated the mobilization of the league
forces , but the object they had in view has
not been ascertained with precision. There is
nothing to prove that Boulanger had nny
personal connection with the Liguo dcs
1'atriotes save the fact that ho gave it n sub
scription of SOO francs. It Is impossible not
to suppose that the government has In its
possession other proofs which it refrains
from making publio at the prcssnt juncture ,
otherwise the prosecution which it contem
plates would bo a grave Imprudence even
from the point of view of the government ,
for if the trial resulted In acquittal , the de
feat would be disastrous for tbo whole re
publican party. If , on the other bund , nn
illegal and unjust condemnation , Inspirc4by
political passion were pronounced , public
opinion would rise in revolt against his judge
and accusers.
8 tooli , Interests.
CHEYENNE , Wyo April 1. [ Soeclul Telegram -
gram to THIS BEE. ] A well attended' meet
ing of the Wyoming Stock Growers' nssocia-
tied was held bore to-day. A. T. Babbitt ,
manager of the Standard Cattle company.
presided. The report of becretary Adams
shows the present membership of the asso
ciation to bo 1S3. The association is out of
debt and in good financial condition. Terri
torial Veterinarian Holcomb reported quar
antine arrangements perfect and no disease
existing in the territory whatever. An of ;
tort to dispense with the association under
the plea that the board of territorial live
stock commissioners created by un act of the
last legislature was sufficient to attend to all
business heretofore looked after by the stock
association was defeated. The meeting de
cided to continue the work of the association ,
reducing membership fees so ns to allow of
owners of small herds joining. Reports of
range cattle owners from all parts of Wyom
ing Indicato'no losses whatever in stock
during tlio past winter. The outlook for the
cattle business for the present year is
BUFFALO , April 1. About six hundred
members of the carpenters and joiners union
and two hundred members of the painters
union quit work today because the bosses
refused to allow nmo hours as a full day's
work , beginning to-duy. *
ST. Louis , April 1. About twelve hundred
of the 2,000 carpenters of this city went on
a strike this morning for eight hours a day
and forty cents per hour as standard wages.
DENVKB , Colo. , April 1. Over two hun
dred painters struck this morning for a re
duction of hours from nine to eight and SU.75
per day , as heretofore received. The em
ploying firms refuse the demands and have
telegraphed east for men ,
The Cotifeclcrnto Homo.
NEW YOUK , April 1. Mayor Stewart , n
member of the board of directors of the
national confederate soldiers' homo at Aus
tin , Tex. , received a telegram fiom the prcs-
dcnt of the board of directors at Austin
stating that the Texas legislature had passed
a bill leasing the old cupltol building at
Austin for ten years nt in per annum. The
Btnto constitution forbids the property being
given , and hence this nominal rental. This
income will maintain fifteen inmates an
nually , as tno cost is about { 8 nor mouth per
captla. Up to this data about $1,500 have
been sent to Treasurer Clmunucy M. Dcpow
for tlio home.
A KcliRluiiH Ijunntitfn
JVCKSON , Mo. , April 1. Sheriff John
Husky , of Bellinger county , has placed in
jnll Amanda Lnsntcr , charged with murder ,
and her husband , Monroe , ns uccennory , The
husband recently became a religious lunatic ,
claiming to have received from God n com-
mund to pleach , but first to offer his four-
teen-months old child as a sacrifice. Ho
made his wlfu strangle the infant , claiming
that the Almighty had promised to resurrect
the the I'hitd on thu'thlrd day. When Lasu-
tor was nrreued ho had boon carrying tlio
dead infant in his arms for two days.
The 1'ankton Klcutlon.
YANKTOX , Dak. , April 1. ( Spcolul Tolo-
grain to TUB BEE. ] The city election passed
off quietly to-duy , and the whole ropubllcan
ticket for city ofllcora was clouted. For
mayor , 11. B. ynn received 8' > fl votes , to 305
for F , J. ICahn , William HSatt wus elected
city treasurer. Coulton marshal and S. A ,
Bayles city Justice. James Crowo and M. ,1.
McLum , democrats , and Jacob Branch and
Louis Sampson , republicans , were elected to
the council. Later footings claim tbo elec
tion of W. F. Eldrego , democrat , over S. A.
Buylcs , republican , by six votes.
A Wreck on the Baltimore A' ; Ojlo. !
WIIEHMNO , W. Va. , April 1 , A , locomo
tive and fourteen cars of 'u Baltimore &
Ohio freight train went through n burning
bridge over Hart creolr , eighty miles .east of
this city. , tbl morning. Burning timber *
from the bridge set flro to the cars and they
were burned , The eabooso did not leave the
track , and all the crow oucnpsd , though
two unknown tramp * stealing u ride wont
down with the wreck and were burned.
Tlio engineer und lirouieu saved themselves
by Ju
ALottorof Instructions Regarding
Oklahoma Lauds. _ _
A Provision of thu Imw to Whloli thf
Attention of Soldier * niul Bnll-
orn is Kspenlully
WASHINGTON , April l. The commlsstonoB
of the general laud office , with the approval
of Secretary Noble , has Issued to the rogls <
tors and receivers of the newly established
land offices In Oklahoma n letter of instruc
tions , which is ot upoolal Interest to persons
desiring to settle m thnt territory. The
most important features of the letter nro the
following : , .
All except reserved lands nro made sub
ject to entrv by nctunl settlora under the
homestead laws l 11) ) certain modifications.
Attention Is directed to the general circular
of January 1 , 1SS9 , containing the homestead
laws , mid the official regulations thereunder
Tncsc laws nnd regulations nro modified by
spo-.lul provisions of the net of March 'J ,
IbSO , 1n the following particular :
1. The rule stated under the tltlo , "Only
ono homestead privilege to tlio snmo person
permitted. " Is so modified as to admit o
iiomestend entry being made by anyone who ,
prior to tbo passage of said not , had mndo
iiomestend entry , but fulled from uny cnuso
to secure tltlo In fee to Inud contained ,
therein , or who. having secured such title ,
did so by what is known us commutation ot
his honiGStond entry. With regard to n per
son making homestead entries nnd falling to
acquire a title thereunder , or commuting
them after the passage of said not of March ,
! J , ISS'J , the rule as to second homesteads is
operative nnd will bo enforced in relation to
these lanils , ns well ns others.
2. The statute provides for the disposal or
thcso Innds "to actual settlers under homestead -
stead Inws only. " nnd while providing thnt
"tho rights ot honorably discharged union
soldiers and sailors In the Inta clvnl war
shall not bo abridged , " makes no mention of
sections under which such soldiers nnd
snllors , their widows nnd orphan children ,
nro permitted , with regard to public Innds
generally , to malco additional entries In cer-
tuin cases frco from the requirements of
nctunl settlement on entered tract. It la
therefore held thnt soldiers' or snilopd dV
ditional entries cannot bo imidcFOiutheM
lands under said sections , . * , 'unless
the party claiming will , in addition to the
proof required , make affidavit thut the entry
Is made for actual settlement nnd cultiva
tion. .
Entries will not bo subject to commutatWi
under section 25U1. Any person applying to
enter or file for homestead will bo required
first to malco affidavit , in addition to oth'fer
requlronidnts , that ho did not violate the law
by entering upon or occupying uny portion
of lauds prior to April 2a. Town silo en
tries may bo allowed , but limits tha area in
nny such entry to ono half section , or 830
acres , ns the maximum , whatever the num
ber of inhabitants. It t
iY AN 11JIOT. I *
'Che Younir MUM Who Wants to Pajr
$50,000 l.'or : \ AVIfc , " , ,
Mounts , Minn' , * April 1. [ Special-Telot
gram to TUB BUB. | Who Is G. D.'Barton ! *
This query has been going the 'rounds ol
iho Minneapolis and St. Paul dallies , owing ;
'to'an-ndvertlsomdnt ' which appeared
Twin City papers n short time agooffering' ,
850,000 for a wife. Ho is a resident of'this
village and works in the Tribune office. He
is known hero as D. S. Benedict. Ho Is'.rery
quiet ; makes few acquaintances ; and In fact
wus comparatively llttlo known t before it
came out thnt ho was the. hero of the ad
vertisement. Ho boards In a private family
and they say thut ho is very reserved : never
engages in conversation ; never go'os out In
the oven Ing , und after supper retires to hH
room. No ono seemed to know anything
about him before ho carao hero. He is nbouW ;
five feet llvo Inches in height ; light com- . '
plcxlon , nnd would appear to bo- about
twenty years old. Ho is going to teacu a
country school in this county nud will re- 09
colvo ? 30 per month , out of which ho Is to
his board. Ho advertised some time in
Say , und asked to have all Jotters sent
to G. D. Barton , Not-cross , Minn. , care of D.
S. Bcnodlct. About n week after that a
parcel of letters was forwarded to' Morris ,
and ovary mull brought two or three more.
A letter dated St. Paul , Minn. , March 10 ,
but bearing the Morris , Minn. , postmark , '
seemed to trace , the matter here , and when
the Minneapolis gentleman got an huswor to
his letter it was confirmed. When inter
viewed , Barton denied stoutly that ho ever
sent on advertisement to Minneapolis or
that he had over received any letters ad
dressed to G. D. Barton , can ) of Ut S. Bene
dict. If notoriety was his object he has
gained what he sought.
The Cowboy Ijnchinvnr.
NKW YOUK , April 1. ( Special Toloj'ranrto
Tin : BuB.l Coddington , the young cowboy
Loclilnvar who eloped from Colorado with a
ranchuuin'B daughter , as mentioned la last
night's dispatches , was seen In the tombs
this morning by n icportcr. He says bo did
run nwny with the girl four years ago. "
Coddington loft his home , then in Newark ,
N. J. , und shipped on a sailing vessel in New
York harbor bound for the Pacillo coast. Off
Capo Horn tlio vessel was wrecked , but'all
escaped , though Coddlngton received iujurM )
which laid him up for weeks. Ho was taken
to KIo do Janeiro , where ho lay In a hospital
for throe wcelcs , where he wan befriended by
n wealthy Spanish gentleman , Signer Loscon.
When ho recovered the Spauiuid procured
him transportation to Los Angulcs , Col. ,
where ho ( the Spaniard ) had r. brother ,
with whom Coddington lived and worked
ns a cowboy mid general rimchman for
a lone time. Ho afterwards worked
on u ranch owned by Senator Uorboy and the
Maxwell company In Colorado. Ifo * arrived
near Trinidad , Colo. , lust March , and in tha
following July ho was taken wick and hi *
companions left him. When ho recovered h
procured work-with A. M. Iylo ? , 'father ' ot
his young wife. Hylo'kept a boarding housb
for miners at the Koplior mine , about fouk
miles from Trinidad. AVhll.i working ther
Coddington suw cdnsldorabln of Miss Ail-
rclia , and nn attachment "aiming up bctwowi
thorn. She told him her parents ubuseilher. >
She hnd been intending to clopo with a coyv
boy before Coddington 'put in appearance ,
but tbo cowboy had gene uwuy. She then
besought Coddington to tnko her with him
und make her his wife. Ho did BO , Colorado AJ
dispatches say it Is the girl's father's hou yr fl
thut Coddincton burned before ho left wjtfc U
her. V *
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Pinsldoiiiliil Nomination * . V '
WASHINGTON , April l--Tho prciildvnt sent t ,
the following nominations to the senate Jof wi
day ; Jumcs N , Huston , of Indiana , to ba * *
treasurer of the United States ; Ellis Hi * r
UohertH , of Now York , to be assistant trcus1 1
urer ut Now York city ; William P. Wh iioii *
of Massachusetts , to bo assistant secretarj"-1.
to bo lieutenant colonel and surgeon ,
tain Curtis E. Munn , assistant nui-fjeon , tot *
surgeon with rnnk of mnjor ; JJnulforl ,
Prince of Bantu Fo. N. M. , governor of New ,
Mexico ; Louis A. Wullcrof ; Helena , Mont , ,
secretary of Montana ; James ] - \ 'Kelly el
Nebraska , receiver of publio moneys * |
Hloomlnyton , Nob. ; William W. Jtinlila ol
FalrJIclu , la. , Indian Inspector.
, The niltmloiiurlntJ nr < t Safe. *
LONDON , April 1.Tha churrh iU lonary
oclcty has received word't hut the , 'wilMlrm.
In Niauu und