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us- . . . , * THE OMAHA I DAILY BEE
The Great African Explorer Hoard
From at Last.
/Vftnr / n Terrible Experience In Dense
nntl TrncklcHs Forests the Ex
pedition IlcnohcB tlio
1mml or PromlHc.
Stanley's ftottor.
tCopyrf0il ? 1RKTl > u Jama Gordon nenn'.tt. ]
LONDON , April 2. fNovv York Herald
Cable Special to THE Br.r.,1 The great
African explorer , Henry M. Stanley , has at
last been heard from In n long nnd graphic
letter , dated on the Aruwlml river , in Au
gust last. It gives n most dramatic account
of the miseries through which ho nnd his
men passed on their way to the relief of
Emln Pasha. Starvation , nakedness , de
sertion of native troops , pillage and desola
tion spread In his path. Months of gloom In
the heart of dense African forests , and the
joyful entrance tit last Into sunshine and a
land of plenty , form his thrilling narrative
of adventure. The letter is as follows :
Aug. 18,1888. To the Chairman of the Emln
Pasha Relief Committee Sir : A short dispatch -
patch announcing that wo had placed the
first installment of relief in the hands of
Kmin Pnsha on Albert Nyanza was sent you
by couriers from Stanley Falls , with a let
ter to Tlppoo Tip , the Arab governor of the
district , on the llth lust , , within three hours
of our meeting witli the rear column of the
expedition. I propose to relate to you the
story of our movements from Juno 23 , 1887.
I had established an intrenched und palisaded
camp at Yanbuya , on the lower Aruwlml ,
just below the first rapids. Major Edmund
Barttolot , the senior of the officers ] with
me , was appointed commandant. J. S.
Jamicson , a volunteer , was associated with
him. On the arrival of all men nnd the
goods from Bolobo nnd Stanley Pool , the of
ficers still believed that Messrs. Troup ,
Ward and Conny wcro to report to Major
Barttclot for duty , but no important action
or movement , according to the letter of in
structions given to mo by Major Barttclot
before leaving , was to bo made without con
sulting with Messrs. Jumicson , Troup and
The columns under Major Barttclot's or
ders mustered 257 men. As I requested the
major to send you n copy of the instructions
Issued to each officer , you are doubtless
'nwaro that the major was to remain at Yarn-
buya until the arrival of the steamer from
Stanley Pool with the officers , men and
goods loft behind ; and if Tippoo Tib's
promised contingent of carriers had in the
meantime arrived ho was to march.
His column followed our track , which , so
long as it traversed the forest region , would
bo known by the blazing of the trees , by our
camps , znrabas. etc. If Tippoo Tib's car
riers did not arrive , then , if the major pre
ferred moving on to staying at Yambuya , ho
was to discard such things as mentioned m
my letter of instructions and commence
making double and triple journeys by short
stages until I should como down from
.Nyanzn and relieve him. The instructions
were explicit , nnd the officers admitted that
they wcro intelligible.
The advance column of 339 officers and met
set out from Yambua Juno 23. 1837. The
first day wo followed the river bank , uiarchcel
twelve miles and arrived in the largo districl
of Yankadondo. At our approach the na
tives fired their villages and , under cover o !
the smoke , attacked the pioneers who cloarei
the numerous obstructions they had plucce
before the first village. The skirmish lastet
fifteen minutes.
The second dav wo followed a path leading
Inland , but tending cast. Wo followed tlm
path for five days through a densely popu
latcd district. Every art known to the nn
tlvo minds for molesting , impeding am
wounding an enemy was resorted to , but w <
passed without the loss of a man. Porcelv
ing that the path was taking us too far f rotr
our course , wo cut a northoasterl ;
track nnd reached the river again on July C
From this date until October IS wo followei
the left bonk of the Aruwiml. After seven
teen days continuous mmch wo halted om
day for rest. On the twenty-fourth da ;
from Yambuya wo lost two men by desertion
In July wo made four halts only.
On August 1 the first death occurred
which was from dysentery , so that for thirty
lour days our course had been slngularl ;
Buccosxful , but ns wo now entered n wilder
ness which occupied UH ntno days In march
Ing through it , our sufferings to multi
ply and several deaths occurred. The rive
nt this time was of great use to us. Our boa
nnd several canoes relieved the wearied am
sick or their loads , so that our progress
though not as brilliant as during the firs
month , wan mill steady.
On August ll ! wo arrived at Alrsibba. Th
natives made a bold front. Wo lost Hvo me
through poisoned arrows , and to our grcn
grief Liqutonant Stairs was wounded Jus
below the heart , but thnuch ho sufforei
greatly for nearly n month ho finally recov
ored. On the 15th Mr. Jepson. commandlni
the land party , led his men Inland , bocaui
confiu.ecl , and lost his way. Wo wcro not re
united until the 21st.
On August 15 wo arrived in the district o
Alrjnoll. Opposite our camp was tbo mout
of the Nopolio. On August 311 mot for th
llrst , time a party of Manyoma belonging to
caravan of Ugurrowvvas , headed by Uled
Balyus , who turned out to bo n former ten
boy of Spukcs. Our misfortunes began froi
this date , for I had taken the Congo route t
avoid the Arabs , that they might not tampe
with the men and tempt them to desert b
presents. Twcuty-Hlx of our mon desorte
wltlifu tilrou days of this unfortunate nice
On September 15 wo arrived nt a camp or
poslto the btutlon of Ugarrowwas. As fuoi
was fcaive , the chief hail dov.ibtatod an In
monso region. Wo halted but ono day ne.i
him. On sui'h friendly terms as 1 ecu ]
make with such n man , I made a trade an
left fifty six men with him. Alt the Somul
prele'i-rcd to rest nt Ugarrowwns to coi
tlnuous mau'hlng. Five Soudanese wer
also left , It would Imvo been certain
for all of thrill to huvo accompanied us t
the Uijurrowwas.
On Bcptombeir 18 wo left Ugarroxvwas , an
on October IS entered a seUlumcnl occuplc
by KilmgaLouga , a/.anslbarslavobeloiiBin :
to Abed-Hin-Kallm , an old Arab whos
bloody deeds uro recorded in the Congo an
thefoundln > r of Us free htato. This prove
n nwful month to us. Not one member c
our expedition , whlto or blank , will forg <
it. Our ndvutifo numbered 203 , souls o
leaving Ugarrowwas. Out of the 3S9 , w
lost slxty-nlx men by desertion and dcatu bi
twccn Yambuya und Ugarrowwas , and ha
loft fifty-six mm nick In the Arab statloi
On reaching KUIiigii Longa we ) disrov re
that wo hud lest lUiy-llvo un-.n by starviulo
and dencrtlon. Wo hud lived principally o
wild fruit nnd n largo flat bean-shaped nut.
The slaves of Abed - Bin - Sallm did
their utmost to ruin the expedition
short of open hostilities. They purchased
rifles , ammunition and clothing , so that when
wo loft their station wo were beggared and
our mon absolutely naked. Wo were so
weak , physically , that wo were unable to
carry the boat and about seventy loads of
goods. Wo thcrcforo left the goods nnd boats
nt ICIIInga Longn under Surgeon Park and
Captain Nelson , the latter ot whom was
unable to march.
After A twelve days' inarch wo arrived nt
n native settlement called Ibwlri , between
Kllinga Longa and Ibwirl. Our condition
had not Improved , The Arab devastation had
reached within n few miles of Ibwlri a de
vastation so complete that not ono
native hut was standing between Ugarrow
was nnd Ibwlri , and what had not
been destroyed by the slaves of Ugarrowwas
and Abcd-Bm-Salim , the elephants de
stroyed nnd turned the whole region lute a
horrible wilderness.
But at Ibwlri wo were beyond the utmost
reach of destroyers. Wo were on n virgin
soil , In n populous region abounding with
food. Our suffering from hunger , which
began on August ai , terminated on Novem
ber 12. Ourselves nnd men were skeletons.
Out of 289 , wo now only numbered 174 ,
several having no hope ot life loft. A halt
was ordered for the people to recuperate.
Hitherto they wcro sltoptical of what wo
told them. The suffering had been so nwful ,
the calamities so numerous and so
endless , apparently , that they refused to bo-
love that by-and-by wo should see plains
and cattle and the Nyanza , and the white
man , Emln Pasha. Wo felt ns though wo
ivero dragging them along with n chain
around our necks. "Boyond these raiders , "
said I , "lies n country untouched , where
food Is abundant , and where you will forget
your miseries ; so cheer up , boys , nnd bo
men. Press on all the faster. " They were
deaf to our prayers and entreaties , for ,
driven by hunger and suffering , they sold
their rillcs and equipments for a few oars of
Indian corn , deserted with the ammunition ,
and wcro altogether demoralized.
Perceiving that prayers and entreaties
aud mild punishments wcro of no avail ,
then resorted to visit upon the
wretches the death penalty. Two of the
worst cases were accordingly taken nnel
hanged in the presence of all. Wo halted
thirteen days in Ibwiri nnd revelled on
fowls , goats , bananas , corn , sweet potatoes ,
yams , beans , etc. Iho supplies were Inex
haustible , and the people glutted themselves.
The result was that I had 173 ( ono was killed
with an arrow ) , mostly slock and robust
men , when I started out for Albert Nynnza ,
On November 24 there were still 120 miles
to the lake , but with food such an advance
seemed nothing. On December 1 wo sighted
the open country from the top of the ridg (
connected with Mount Pisgah , so named be
cause it was our first view of tin
land of promlso and plenty. On December !
wo emerged upon the plains and the deadly
gloomy forest was left behind. After 1C (
days continuous gloom wo saw the light o :
day shining nil around , making all thing ;
beautiful. .Wo thought wo never saw gras ;
so green or n country so lovely. The met
literally leaped and yelled with joy , am
raced over with their burdens. All this wai
the old spirit of former expeditions success
fully completed , and all of a sudden revived
Woo to the native aggressor whom wo mnj
meet. However powerful ho may bo , will
such n snirit the men wilt- fling themsolvci
like wolves on sheep , numbers not consld
ercd. It had been the infernal forest tha
had made abject and slavish the creatures si
brutally plundered by Arab slaves.
Ho Senas n Telephone Manifesto to
Ills Countrymen.
tCopj/rloJit JSS3 by JnniM QortlontemieU.l
PAKIS , April 2. [ Now York Herah
Cable Special to Tim Bic. : | The Figan
received by telephone from Brussels a proc
lamution from General Boulangor whu ad
dresses the manifesto to his countryman
"I never will consent to bo judged by a son
ata of men blinded by their personal passion
and the consciousness of their own unpopu
larlty. The suffrages of all Frenchmen leg
ally consulted forbid me to lend myself to ai
arbitrary act tending to suppress liberty am
to outrage law and the wishes of the nation
I am ready , however , to answer before i
magistrate or jury the accusations mad
against mo , but otherwise I will wait in
free country until the general election wil
have made tlio republic habitable , hones
and free. " According to the Figaro Gen
cral Boulangor loft Paris Monday ovcnin
by the quarter to G train for Brussels acconi
panlod by M. Henri Rouhofort. This departure
parturo will not put a stop to the prosccu
Tliotisnmls of Dollar * bast and Pror a
lily Some Lives.
RAPin CITY , Dak. , April 2 , ( Special Telegram
gram to TUB BBC. ] A prairie fire startc
ono mile northeast of Rapid City at noon tc
day aud was driven in a southeasterly cours
by a gale of sixty miles an hour. Thre
houses were burned. The first was unoccu
plod , owned by C. II Kinginan , of Chicago
loan $3,000. The second was occupied b ,
Mrs. G. E. bailey , a girl companion age
seventeen years , named Elolso Madison , am
a hired man named Ashlon. The three lof
tha house and ran through the fiainos , Mrt
Bailo.v and A hton escaping with some s (
voro burns. Miss Madison fell , and the fir
catching her clothing burned It complete !
from her body. She was taken to a nolgl
bar's and lies at tlio point of death , Th
house und household goods nro n total loss
George Hunt's barns and furniture wcr
burned , a Um of lbOO , Insured for $500. Th
family escaped.
Fire Flyiiicuit III" Wines of tlioVini
Wlillo the DiiHt ntiiidH.
Sinux FALLS , Dak. , April 2. [ Special Tc
cgrumtoTnn BuE.l To-day a terrltlo win
btorm has prevailed throughout a wide are
hi tlib section , Rumors como that the ci
tire population of Beaver Creek , Minn
thirty miles cast , tire fighting lire ) , also tha
extensive fires prevail in various pans o
southwestern Minnesota. Another rumo
uya Hint Mount Yeniau , Dak. , has been dt
btroycd and that fire has taken cvcrythln
before It. The wires are badly demoralize
und the rumors cannot bo verified , but as th
prairies are exceedingly dry and the wlm
hai-a giavo fears of widespread calamit
nve felt. The wind Is still high.
Tlio MP.\UUII |
Cm OK MUMCO , via Gnlvcston , Aprll.2.-
The Mexican congress was opened ycstei
day. The president , in his message , sail
that Mexico's relations with the Uuilci
States were excellent , Tlio board of hcalt
has decided to admit American lurd subjec
to i&xpci'tton , _ _
Tlio Wi-ailmr Imliunllonu.
For Nebraska i Light rain followed b ,
fair , much colder , northerly winds ,
For Iowa : Rain or sno\v , wluds shlftln
to northerly , much colder.
1'or Dakota ; Fair , preceded in caster
pm-.ton by litflil suuw , variabl
A German Citizen or Lincoln Ulnzcs
nt Phantoms of tlio Night.
LINCOI.X , Nob. , April 2. [ Special to Tun
JnE.1 To-night about 0 o'clock n sbnnatlon
vas caused in the Alexander block on the
corner of O nnd Twelfth street by the actions
of n German named Stoutcnburgh who oo
cuplcd one of the rooms on the second
loor. Ho has been for some
imo under treatment for mind trouble , but
iud not developed dangerous tendencies bo-
brc to-night. Ho had armed himself with
an Evans repeating rlllo nnd two revolvers
and began shooting through the doors , walls
nnd celling of his room. A crowd and sev
eral policemen were soon nt the spot but no
ono dared to enter the room whore Stouten-
mrgh sat at the table , gun in hand.watching
ho door. Ho Was finally secured by draw-
bg his attention to the window by throwing
a stone through It , and token to the police
station. On his person was found a certifi
cate of membership In the Knights of Labor
organization of Jersey City. N. J. Ho is n
mlddlo-agcel man and claims to have
worked for several months with the No-
bra&ka Planing Mill company here. Ills
certificate of membership was dated last
December. The man Is undoubtedly crazy ,
ilo fired in all between thirty nnd forty shots
and the walls nnd eloors of his room are
'iddlcd ' with bullets. Several persons wcro
struck by spent balls , but were not hurt.
Flro nt Lincoln.
LINCOLN , Nob. , April 2. [ Special Tele
gram to TUB BCB. ] About half-past 4 this
afternoon n fire , supposed to bavo been I
started by sparks from n workman's pi no |
jrolto out In the now residence being built
jy Colonel L. C. Pace , of East Lincoln. A
ilgh wind was blowing nt the time and before -
fore the flames could bo controlled the
partially completed residence was destroyed
together with the building now occupied by
Mr. Pace , and the dwelling of Frank Lewis
was so badly burned ns to uo beyond repairs.
The loss on the unfinished building will bo
about f 1,000 ; uninsured. On the residence
now occupied by Mr. Pace the loss is
fully covered by $2.000 of insurance.
Mr. Liowis' loss is chlolly in household goods ,
which were scattered over several lots in the
attempt to get them beyond the reach of the
fire. Later In the evening , about 11 o'clock ,
a tire broke out in a Chinese laundry on the
southwest corner of Thirteenth nnd N
streets. It was put out after the roof of the
building had been destroyed.
But Ills Record Gives All the Neces
sary Explanation.
TOPEKA , Kan. , April 2. [ Special Tele
gram to THIS BnE. | General H. 1C. McCon-
ncll , ono of the most prominent attorneys of
Osage City committed suicide this morning
at 8:50 : o'clock in bis room in the Fifth ave
nue hotel by shooting himself In the head
with a pistol. Ho was not discovered until
a few minutes later. Ho was sitting in a
chair und at his feet was the pistol with
which ho had shot himself.
About two months ago General McConnell
figured in a sensational shooting affair at
Osage City , which resulted In the suicide to
day. James McNumo , a well Known cun-
tractor , came homo unexpectedly and found
McConnell with his wife. McConnell
attempted to escape , but was shot twice
by McNamo and seriously wounded. Ho
had about recovered , however , and came to
this city last night on legal business. It was
noticed that ho acted strangely all the oven-
ing. McConnoll's wife , who had never sus
pected her husbanl's ' Infidelity , has been
prostrated over since tnn shooting two
months ago , and it is this , it is said , which
caused McConnull to suicide , Hu loft no
message to explain the act. McConncll was
well known throughout the state , being
prominent in G. A. R. circles , and also nn
influential politician. Ho had bold several
important positions in his county. Ho was a
brigadier general in the army of the Po
The Kansas City Team Defeats Omaha
AVith Kldieuloiis Ease.
KANSAS CITV , April 2. [ Special Telegram
to TUB BUK. ] The Kansas Cltys defeated
the Oinahas this afternoon in n canter by o
score of 20 to 2. Kennedy was hit hard anel
retired alter the fourth inning. Willis tooli
his ulaco and pitched u great game. First
Base.nan Andrews sprained his rieht ankle
sliding into second nnd will bo laid up foi
several weeks. Swurtzel and Reynolds were
the homo battery and did excellent work.
The score by innings :
Kansas CUy 5 0 3 10 0 1 1 0 2 (
Omaha 0 000101 * !
Vnnkton Pnnlc Sti-ickon.
YANKTON , Dak. , April 2. [ Special Tele
gram to THE BEE. ] High winds prevailed
all afternoon und three alarms of fire were
sounded. The firemen were prompt , but the
fire was behind the Milwaukee depot anc
away from the water supply. J. T. Scr
gent , of the Herald , lost a building , teams ,
etc. , and his tenant , Mr. Pur ley , lost a pah
of mules and a horse. Three or four build
ings were destroyed and the llro is still raging -
ing and that whole part of the city is in r
panic. The cold wave flag is up. The dusl
storm Is so bad it is impossible to give tlio extent
tent of the losses by the fire or even state
that the danger is over. The long droutl
has prepared everything for the spread ol
the fire , and much damage is being done it
the country by prairie fires.
Ilicli License Defeated.
LAHAMII : , Wyo. , April 2. [ Special Telegram
gram to THE BEE.J The city election to-doj
resulted m the complete defeat of the hlgl
license nominees by the citizens' labor ticket
Augustus Trubing carried every ward one
was elected mayor by a majority of 471 ovoi
Dr. J. H. Fenfrock , the present mayor. Tin
other officers elected were Otto Grainin
treasurer ; David McCullagh , clerk , and H
V. S. Grocsbock , attorney ; all the anti-high
license aldermen were elected. The big !
license candidates were the present city olfi
cors who had raised the saloon license to the
limit allowed by the territorial law amount
ing to $300 with the county license- included ,
and enacted ordinance prohibiting gambling.
The fight was a bitter one nnd the vote
palled the largest of any city election ovci
held hero.
The Female JUdi-rH.
KANSIS Cirr , Mo. , April 2. [ Special Tolo
grain to TUB BEB.I An immense audience
witnessed , the second night's rnco between
the female bicyclists at the Exposition build
ing. Miss Baldwin had recovered from thi
oficcts of the "header" taken Sunday am
mounted On M'llo Armalndo's wheel , rode
Hlco the wind. The score at the close was :
Wood , fll miles 7 laps ; Brown , f > 3 miles (
laps ; Oukca , 01 miles 10 laps ; Baldwin , 01
miles 13 laps.
A Wronged llunl > aini'n KOVOHKO.
Tr.XAiiKANA , Ark. , April 3. A farmei
named S. W. Wilkins , who lives near Mar
shall , Tex. , was called away two weeks frou
homo und on his return found that a man li
bis employ and his wlfo had decamped. Hi
started on a search and located them ncai
Tcxarkana. Thuwiongod husband dashci
Into the room , brandishing a huge knife will
which ho attacked the destroyer of his homi
and literally cut him to pieces. Wllklni
Burned to Death.
S tcnun HEIIIT , Minn , , April 2. The house
of Clmrlea Johnson , n bachelor , living alone
was to-day discovered by neighbors to bo or
fire , and before they could roach there it
was entirely destroyed. Johnson's reinalin
were taken from the ruins , a charred auc
unrecognizable mass.
StoaniHlilp Arrival' .
At Queeustown-Tho Egypt , from New
At Now Vork The Fulda , from Bremen ;
the Canada , from London < the Clrcassiu ,
HarrlBon Satd to Bo Connldoring
Him for the Gotnian Mission.
Tlio Senate Did Not Itojcot Hnlstciul
on Personal Grounds Senator
Gorman's Brother Bounced-
Disgruntled Democrats.
WASIIINOTON , D. C. , April 3. )
"You may say positively , " said n senator
to-night who is in close communion with the
administration , "that John A. Kasson , of
Iowa , will certainly bo the next minister of
the United States to Berlin. I have tills on
undoubted authority. "
"When will ho bo appointed ! " was asked.
"That I cannot say , " was the reply. "Mr.
Kasson has just boon commissioned to repre
sent the United States at the Berlin confer
ence on the Samoan matter and I do not
think the president has considered the ques
tion of promoting him to the ofllco of minister
plenipotentiary to the same place just yet ,
that is , I moan I do not think the president
has talked with his' cabinet about
changing the official , , duties of Mr.
Kasson. It may bo therefore that ho will bo
permitted to bring about an understanding
on the Samoan question in his present capac
ity before ho is assigned to the more import
ant post. On the other hand , the cabinet
may think It a bettor policy that ho should
have the rank at once , and in this event the
appointment will bo forthcoming immedi
"So far as I am concerned , and I believe I
speak the sentiment of all the republicans
who voted against the the continuation of
Murat HulHtcad , I can .truth fully say that
the criticisms made of mo by the disting
uished editor in connection with the Senator
Payne investigation had no bearing whatever
upon my action. " said Senator Teller to-day.
"My opposition to Mr. Halstead , " con
tinued the senator , "was on the ground that
ho was not fitted by natural tempera
ment for the position. IIo.Is too Inflammable
and excitable. With the prospects of serious
diplomatic differences between the United
States and Germany we need a minister in
Berlin who is far-seeing , cool-headed and
calm. Mr. Halstead is a man of great abil
ity , wide experience and Unquestionable pop
ularity in his party. He also has many warm
personal friends outside of the political par-
tics. The editorials ha wrote abusing the
republican senators who voted to scat Payne
had the effect of directing attention to the
fact that ho was unable to control his tem
per , and the reading of these editorials and
the letters he wrote during the war criticis
ing Lincoln , Grant and others wore road for
the purpose of indicating his general char
acter and unlltncss for ttio diplomatic posi
tion , and not for the purpose of prejudicing
any ono on personal grounds. The prejudice
of no senator was was'appealed to and no
ono was expected tofvote against him
because ho had criticised their actions
or the purposes of senators'at any time , and
the representations by the press to the con
trary were untrue. Yes , I liavo proposed
that there shall bo opCu 'sessions of the sen
ate for the consideration1' of' presidential
nominations , in good faith , end I believe it
will bo adopted by'a ' largo majority when the
senate meets next fall. There has been a
reversal of not only senatorial , but public
opinion in this regard during the past three
or four years. I don't believe any fair-
minded or couragcoijG senator will refuse to
have nominations considered with open
doors. I said nothing about the nomination
of Mr. Halstead , and I don't believe any
other senator did , which I or they would
hesitate to repeat in public. In fact , I would
like to have all that 1 have said on the sub <
Jcct published , if the rules of the senate
would permit it. My proposition differs from
those introduced in the past looking towards
the abolition of executive sessions , In that it
proposes that the presidential nominations
shall bo considered in open session , whereas
there wcro no exceptions or restrictions
made in the other propositions which have
been submitted.
The first democratic officeholder turned
out In Maryland under this administration
and the Jlist change of any importance made
by the treasury department since the -1th ol
March was in the dismissal of Calvin Gor
man , who was a special Inspector of the
fraud division. ( Jorman is the brother of
Senator Gorman , the great democratic boss
of Maryland , and the dismissed officeholder
and the senator wcro at the department to
day trying to prevail upon Secretary Win-
dom to rescind the ordqr which made the
vacancy. The secretary refused to comply
with the request , and llow Senator Gorman
is as mad us n March hare.
Democrats In congrcsp are complaining because -
cause President Harrison did not consult
them In the appointment-of delegates to the
congress of American' nations , which con
venes hero this summer. President Harri
son seems to have made the selections him
self. Mr. Trescntt , whoso democracy has
been questioned , has been the attorney of
several of the foreign legations in this city
for several years , and is the man who was
sent to South America by Mr. Blalno in 18S1
to make peace between Chill and Peru.
Before the war ho was assistant secretary
of state under the Huchanan administration ,
and during Mio war was assistant secretary
of state for the confederate government ,
but ho has nut taken nart in politics for
several years and whether ho is a democrat
or not Is n secret locked up in his own mind.
Mr. Coolidge , of Boston , has always "been a
democrat , but n believer In the theory ol
protection. Ho supported Cleveland until
the lattcr's tariff message to congress , but
supported Harrison during the lastcatnpaign
and voted for him. Mr. Hanson , of Georgia ,
Is another democrat whoso position Is about
the same as tnat ! of Mr. Coolldgo.
He is a protectionist , and If ho lived Hi ttic
north would doubtless lie u republican. Ex-
Senator Whyto of Mntylind , therefore , is
the onlv outandout.I'cniO'jnit . on the list ,
and in him the president hascaught n Tartar ,
Whoever suggested Mri Wbyte's name , if it
was suggested at all , evidently did not know
his views , for ho announces himself in an In.
tervlow in the Baltimore * Sun this morning
as opposed to tlio objects of the conference ,
At the same time ho ings'ho will accept the
apDolntmcnt. Taking the two statements to.
gether it is evident bo-Intends to do so , nol
to promote its success-but , to make it u full
lire. It is possible that pome of the gentle ,
men who have becnnppoaited delegates will
decline , although such Imvo not been heart ]
from. The appointmentmeuns three or foui
months' hard work wjtltout compensation ,
and a number of the gentlemen on the list
Are not in Biicli financial circumstances as tc
justify it. Others arajn tjio habit of charg
ing largo fees for thuip professional services
and it will be something entirely new tc
thorn to work for nothing. , No declinations
hnvn yet been received , however , and Mr.
Whyto and Mr , Carnegie have ncceplpd. .
In executive session this afternoon a south ,
cm senator moved to recoi&tnlt Mr. Carne
glo's nomination to the committee on foreign
relations in order that they might inquire
into his citizenship. The ayes and noes were
culled , but the motion only got eight votes.
During President Harrison's occupancy ol
the white lioufo , which was four weeks Jyes
to relay , hu sent to the senate 371 no in in a.
tlons. against 171 for the sauio period ! ) >
President Cleveland , The extra session ol
the senate called four years ugo was exactly
the same length as the ono called for I'rcsi
dent Harrison , and which ended to-day. Ol
thebo ! 174 nominees , 213 wcro confirmed ex.
elusive of those confirmed tn-day. There
wcro withdrawn- three nominations , while
two were rejected.
CU.N'T liKFP II' .
Postmaster General Wuuuinalcer said to
day to a congressman who called to have s
number of democratic postmasters removed ,
that there had been so many removals made
during the past month that the clerk * who
make out the commissions were two weeks
behind hand with their work. Complaints
nro coming from all parts of the country be
cause commissions have not been issued to
the now postmasters. The postmaster gen
eral says that unless there can bo n now as
signment of clerks mndo to take charge of
the Issuance of commissions and the bonds of
now and old postmasters , a lull In changes
must take place In order that the department
may catoh up with Its worit.
C. D. Chapman , Archer , Mornck county ,
vlco Emil Hanson , removed ; Edward S.
Whitecomb , Arlington , Washington county ,
vlco Now ton W. Preston , removed ? George
W. Wlngort , Cairo , Hall county , vice George
Elwood , removed ; Hobort C. Flnloy , Cam
eron , Hall county , vleo Alice A. Hougton ,
removed ; Henry Wolf , Carroll , Way no
county , vlco Frank A. Berry , removed ; It.
C. Wiy , Chambers. Holt county , vteo J. H.
Duffy , removed ; John Bridonbough , Colo-
ridge , Cedar county , vice Samuel windrom ,
removed ; Mrs. Sarah A. Lusk , Craig , Hurt
county , vice C. 11 , Davls.reniovod ; William
H. Ketcham , Crawford , Dawes county , vlco
Cyrus Falrchlld. removed ; Charles I *
Bright , Menola , Holt county , vlco Jones E.
Becker , removed ; J. A. McGonagle , Palmer ,
Merrick county , vlco Lawrence manner , re
moved ; H. G. Cross , Petersburg , Booko
county , vlco J. J. Andre , removed , and Rob-
crt Puree , Urbann , Phclps county , vlco
Israel Hess , resigned.
F. J. Whitney was to-day appointed super
intendent of the federal bunding at Dos
Mollies , Iowa.
.Tudgo Neville and J. J. Brown , of Omaha ;
Mr. Stidgor. of Grand Island ; Captain Wild-
man , of Ctilbortsou , and Ed. Chlnn , of St.
Paul , were at the capitol to-day.
Representative Dorsoy has gene to JNOW
York whence he loaves to-morrow night for
his'homo in Nebraska.
The comptroller ol the currency to-dny ap
proved the First National bank of Omaha as
reserve agent for the Rod Cloud National
bank , of Hod Cloud , Nob. ; also the First
National bank of Now York in place of the
National Bunk of the Republic for the First
National of What Cheer , In.
General Bolknap has accepted an Invita
tion to bo present at the Grand Army en
campment of the state of Iowa , which Is to
bo held at Marshalltown on the 'Jth lust.
General Bclknr.p says ho won't make a
speech , but will sing n song or toll n story.
Private John Hillhouso , company B , Sev
enteenth infantry , now with his company at
Fort D. A. Russell , Wyo. , is transferred to
company I , Second infantry , und will DO
sent to the station of that company at Fort
Private Hector Montrose. company F.
Seventh infantry , now in charge of the civil
authorities , is discharged from the service
of tlio United States without a character , to
date July 20,1SSS ( date of arrest by the civil
authorities ) , by the commanding officer efFort
Fort Larainlo.
The superintendent of the recruiting ser
vice will cause thirty recruits to bo assigned
to the Second infantry and forwarded under
proper charge to Fort Omaha for distribu
tion anlong the companies of the regiment.
The unexecuted portion of the sentence
imposed by a general court martial Juno
20 , 18S7 , department of the Platte , is re
mitted in the case of Charles Benson , late
private Company II , Ninth infantry , and ho
will be released from confinement on re
ceipt of this order at the military prison ,
Fort Leavenworth , or as soon thereafter as
the rules governing forfeitures of time for
misconduct or violation of prison regulations
will permit. PEIIUY S. HEATH.
A Few More Plums Left.
WASHINGTON , Aprils. There arc a num-
her oMinportant offices yet to bo filled bj
nomination of the president and appointment
by heads of departments. These Include the
following : Justice of the supreme court , so.
llcitor and commissioner of the general land
ofllco , commissioner of Indian affairs , public
printer , superintendent of the bureau of engraving -
graving and printing , minister to Germany ,
minister to China , consuls to Liverpool and
Paris and all consulates ; officers of the District -
trict of Columbia , including txvo com
missioners ; marshal , recorder of deeds
and register of wills ; two civil service
and ono inter-stato commerce commissioner ,
local officers at Now York and Philadelphia ;
postmasters , collectors and surveyors ol
port , etc , This list is sufficient to keep place
hunters in Washington for several WCOKS
yet , and they will bo accompanied by sena
tors and representatives who are not satis ,
fled with tlio selection of the fortunate
nominees to the oxccutivo departments with ,
out their advice and suggestion. To-day's
developments indicate that the ofllco of pub
lic printer will bo bestowed upon none of the
gentlemen who have been so far named in
connection with it.
Gcrinniiy's Snmonn Floor ,
WASHINGTON , April 2. The Gorman vcs.
sols Sporber and Alexandrine , which nrc
now-on their way to Samoa to replace the
wrecked vessels , are not very formidable
jjhips , but ut long range fighting would have
a decided advantage over the American ves
sels owing to their superior armament and
speed. The corvette Alexandrine is wood ,
Iron and steel , of 2,37 ! ) tons burden. She It
of fifteen knots speed. Her battery is made
up of twelve 5J and two 3inch four ton
breech-loading rillcs , four revolving cannon
anJ n torpedo tube and equipment. The
Spc'rbcr is n new cruiser ot the composite
type , 1,120 tons burden , fourteen and one-
half knots speed , and armed with rilled 4 -
inch Krupp and four Hotchkiss revolving
cannon and two torpedo tubes. Neither of
the vessels It armored , but it will bu noted
that their speed Is about 50 per cent greater
than the American vessels ordered to Samoa
and their guns are of greater range.
A PciiHion
WASHINGTON' , April 3. Commissioner Tanner -
nor , of the pension bureau , with the ap
proval of the secretary of the interior , hoe
issued the following ruling :
Pursuant to an act of congress approved
March 1 , ISS'J , whenever a pension ccrtill.
cato of any character , original , increase ,
restoration , arrears or otherwise , shall be
issued by this bureau , and the benollclar.v
mentioned therein is found to have died be
fore payment , the amount duo on said ccr
tificato to duto of death of said pensionoi
will bo paid to the widow of such pensioner ,
If there bo no widow , then said amount will
be paid to the minor child or children of Haul
deceased pensioner. If there bo nelthei
widow Dor children , then the amount duo
paid deceased pensioner will , in tlio dlscro
lion of tlio secretary of the Interior , bo paid
to the executor or administrator of his es
tate. Minor children , as contemplated by
this act , tire minors recognized us such \iy \
the law of the locality in which pensioner
A Treasury Ktiitumont.
WASHINGTON , April 2. A statement pro. .
pared at the treasury department shows thai
there was a not Increase of $2,275,280 in clr
dilation during tlio month of March , and c
net decrease of 3 < )10oO ) In money and bulllor
In tlio treasury during the aatno period. Tli <
total clriiulnlion April 1 Is stated at $1,400 ,
4Sl , < iTA , anil the total money and bullion it
the treasury on the same date at ? ( i07S 15,2bO
AVorlt ( il1 Great
N , Aprils , The change in the
offices of treasurer und assistant treasure !
at New York will necessitate a count of all
moneys and securities in both offices. .This
is a work of great magnitude and will tak <
at least four-weeks to accomplish ,
Tim Now British Minister.
WASHINGTON , Aprjl 3. The state depart. .
tncnt has been officially Informed that Sli
Julian Pauiicc-foto , the new British mlnistei
to the United Stales , will sail for Now Yorl
on the 13th.
gltnmnvcU For Neuleel of Duly ,
WASHINGTON , April 2. Jacob II. Dunmick
postage stamp agent at New York City , ha
been removed lor ncglcctof hisoluclaldutici
Jlnmlorson Will Not Agree to tlio Now
WASHINGTON , April 2. 'Special Telegram
toTitn BEG , ] Senator Mandcrson had not
seen the proposition submitted on Saturday
lo Secretary Wlndom by Messrs. Saunders
nnd Rosewater for the determination ot the
Omaha federal building slto by the appoint
ment of a commission when Tun BEB corre
spondent nsKcd htm what ho thought ot It ,
but after listening to n verbal statement of
Its provision hOBntil :
"No , I do not think I would agree to anything -
thing of the kind. When I sco It In its writ
ten form It may strike mo different ; but I do
not now Ihlnk It will. I'm opposed to asking
the secretary of the treasury to delegate his
prerogatives or power in the manner sug
gested. Why nol ask him to settle the quos-
Lion himself outright ! What moro can bo
learned through a commission than Is known !
The people have sufficiently been hoard from ,
I should think ; or , if they haven't , the see-
rctary can hear fronf-thom without the delay
which a commission would make. "
Teller Very Confident Tlmt Ills Mo
tion Will Prevail.
WASHINGTON , April 3. Senator Toller's
proposition to nDollsh the secret sessions of
the senate for the consideration of presi
dential nominations , whllo not the direct
outgrowth of the published reports on the
debates on the "nomination of Murat Hal-
stead , was suggested by them. The proposi
tion of Teller differs from that made by
Platt nt the opening of the Fiftieth congress ,
In that It proposes that'only nominations
shall bo considered with open doors , while
the Platt resolution proposed to abolish ex
ecutive sessions for any and all
purposes except when on spcclllo mo
tion it might bo agreed that the
doors should bo closed. The republican sen
ators say that there would huvo been favor
able action on the Platt resolution had it not
been for the eccentric work of Rlddlebergor ,
which was incompatible with the interests
of the proposition. Teller was asked by an
Associated Press reporter to-day as to the
outlook for his resolution. Ho said that
there Is no doubt in his mind but what it
will bo adopted , As far as ho can see there
is very little objection now to consideration
of presidential nominations in open session.
Ho is confident that the masses of the people
nro in favor of it , and equally confident , in
views of the publications during the past
week , that the majority of the senators will
vote for it. *
The Calanilnr of Nnm nations Almost
Entirely Cleared.
WASHINGTON , April 2. The senate this af
ternoon confirmed the following nominations :
George H. Shields , of Missouri , to bo assist
ant attorney general ; Robert J. Fisher , of
Illinois , assistant commissioner of patents ;
Captain George 13. White , chief of the bureau
of yards and docks ; Major Charles C. Byrne ,
surgeon in the army , with the rank of lieu
tenant colonel ; Captain Curtin Munn , sur
geon , with the rank of major ; Second Lieu
tenant Charles V. Vagdcs , First infantry , to
bo first lieutenant.
In the executive session to-day there was
continual objection to the personnel of the
delegation to the congress of American na
tions , but it availed nothing. Senator Beck
characterized the democratic members as
mugwumps , who were not recognized as be
longing to the party , nntldid not think it fair
to have them pose before the country as re
presentatives of the democratic party. How
ever , they were all confirmed.
A motion was made to reconsider the vote
by which the nomination of Andrew Carne
gie was confirmed , but only six or eight sen
ators voted for it.
In the course of the session efforts wcro
made to remove the injunction of secrecy
from the votes on the motion to confirm the
nominations of Whitchixv Reid to be minister
to Fr.mco nnd Murat Halstcad to bo minister
to Germany , but they wcro unsuccessful.
The calendar nominations were almost en
tirely cleared. The nominations of Kins-
headt , to bo United States marshal for the
eastern district of Louisiana , and of Whit
man , to be associate justice of the United
States court in New Mexico , wcro the most
prominent of those that failed of confirma
tion.John R. Henderson , of Missouri ; Corne
lius N. Bliss , Now York ; William Pinknoy
White. Maryland ; Camcnt Studcbaker , In
diana ; T. Jefferson Coolcdge , Massachusetts ;
William H. Trosscott , South Carolina ; And
rew Carnegie , Pennsylvania : John it. Pit-
kin , Loulsanu ; Morris Estcp , California , and
J. F. Hansom , Georgia , delegates to the
congress of American nations to bo hold in
Washington In November , 1880.
The naval promotions sent to the senate
to-day by the president wcro also confirmed.
A Sailor Beaten to Dentil.
Naw Youiv , April . Six sailors in charge
of a detective appeared before United States
Commissioner Shields to-day and charged
Captain Hackstcr and Mates Bovcridgo and
Campbell , of the bark St. Andrews , with
murdering one of the crew named Ellas
Ncllson , a Norwegian. The men said that
Uioy loft London on February 17 , and
shortly after that the captain and the two
mates began to treat Ncllson most brutally.
They beat him with marline spikes and
knocked him down with blocks of wood. Ho
died on March 23 and was buried at sea by
other sailors on the vessel.
Holland Wants n Mcgancy.
TUB HAGUE , April 2 , In parliamcntto-day
the prime minister read tha report of the
court physicians on the condition of the king ,
which stated that his majesty is suffering
from chronic diabetes nnd ncprctis , and was
unable to fulfill the duties of sovereign ,
The prlmo minister , after reading the , report ,
announced that the council of state , In vlon
of the king's condition , asked parliament to
assent to the establishment of n regency. A
decision on the subject will bo given to-inor
Tlio South I'nulllo Hurricane.
AUCKLAND , April 2. The recent hurricane
in the South Pacific Ocean swept over 1,20 (
geographical mllc.s , embracing In its tract
the Hcrvey und Society groups of Islands
The American ship Red Ctoss , from Ncu
South \Vales for San Francisco , was driven
ashore at Rurantogo and wrecucd Tlio crcn\
was saved. " The American ship Ada Owcr
was wrecked ut Quura. but the crew was
Havl , Wreckage from the British shli
Saukin , from Now South Wales for Soi
Francisco , was seen at Altutukl , It Is sup
posed that the crew perished.
YANKTON , Dak. , April ? . [ Special to Tin
Biu : , I Governor Mcllctte 1ms appointed an
other board of trustcen for the Yanhtoi
Insane hospital as followXlna Rlchoy a IK
W. B. Valentine , of Yankton ; Gi-orge Snow
of Springfield ; James Tnlcott , of Hlk Polni
and Hov , O. H , Duhl , of Sioux Falls. The
board appointed by Governor Church ml
journcd to meet on Friday of this week a !
which time it will cither turn over to the
Mclletto board or force the latter appointees
to get In through the courts.
A .lilted Woman nuts $13OOO ,
New YOJIK , April 'J. In the court of com.
mon plead to-dny Miss Clara Totter snciiroi
a verdict for $15,000 against Casslus R. Heed
proprietor of the Hoffman house , In a sui1
for flOO,000 for breach of promise ami sc
ductlon under promise of marriage am
abortion ,
Tim Cluuiihcr of OojintlcB.
PAIIIS , April 2. The chamber of dujmtlcs
by a vote of ! (00 to 23(1 ( , rejected the neuate'i
proposal to prosecute summarily all pancn
guilty of libelling the govubmuiil e > IuVu\s \ ,
Ohlooffo'o Blootlon Iloaults In ft
Victory for Oroglor.
Distrusted With the Machine , ' .
Iicnns Defeat Their Own Party
llow Yorkos Worked Other
Munloliml Elections
The Hottest Campaign In Years.
CitiCAOo , April 2. [ Special Telegram to
Tun Bni : . I The best thing that could have
happened the republican party in Chicago
occurred to-dny when the republican voter *
themselves , disgusted with the methods ot
the "machine , " defeated the republican
ticket. Mr. Creglor , the democratic candK
date , will bo the next mayor of Chicago. Tha
unpopularity of the "on ndvlco" and the con
viction that Mayor Itocho favored the telephone - ,
phone and street railway uiotioi > olos ! is what
defeated him to-day. The connection between
twoon Ycrkcs nnd Itocho seemed very close ,
and Francis P. Colby , ono of Yorkcs' low *
ycrs , it Is claimed , has been almost openly
distributing money in behalf of tbo Ronhe
ticket , and especially to drivers and COB *
ductors on the north and west sldo street oat
lines. It is said that these men have boeA ,
allowed tltno during the past week to go t > *
Colby's ' office without being "docked , " in or-i
dor that they might bo "scon" by the lawyer.1
The Herald ( democrat ) claims to have tracedj-
thls corruption fund to xorkos1 companiesr
The most picturesque figure of the day WMt
Queen Victoria's friend , Mr. Frank Collier ,
the British-American lawyer , who has boon
such a conspicuous figure in the contest , nnd
whoso special mission has boon the defeat of *
Williams , the republican candidate for west
town assessor. Collier was up at 5 o'clock.
Two carriages stood in front of his resi
dence , and promptly ut 0 o'clock , Collier „
came out of his house , entered ono of the
vehicles , while one of his lieutenants jumped
Into the other , and the two were off , Collier
to rouse up the army of anti-machine tluket.
peddlers ho had hired to down Williams ,
while his subordinate hustled olT to bring as
many of Collier's friends to the polls as ha
could find. On the box bcsido the driver s t
a Pinkcrton detective , whllo Inside with the '
lawyer sat Collier's butler , who had all ho
could do to take care of the immense pile ol
cigars and anti-machine tickets und pasters
which Collier distributed ut the polls. .141
To n reporter Mr. Collier oxhloitcd a huge *
English bull dog revolver. "If any ono .141V
makes a move to strlko me , " said the lawyer ,
getting red in the faeo from sheer excite
ment and shaking the revolver ominously , V
"thci had bettor make their pence with the
Almighty , for I'll shoot the first man that
lays a hand on mo. I'm in the fight to win
nnd 1'vo got n campaign fund to
help inc. Although I have not had to
use It yet. " By noon Mr. Collier was so
confident of victory that ho telephoned dowu
town for n full brass band , directing his men
to spare no expense in getting it. Ho got it ,
and at noon , on a frisky horse , ho headed tha
band wagon and paraded up mill down Ash
land avenue. Ho was cheered nnd guyed by
turns. On the whole the day at the polls
passed very quietly , there being llttlo or no
fighting. At 10 o'clock to'-nlght the > returns
received Indicate that Crcglers majority is
over 10,000.
Later Returns up to 11:150 p. m. indicator . ,
that the democrats have carried the 'Clt *
ticket complete , and also the west and north'
town ollleos. Tlio south town is republican ;
The democrats also claim u gain in the city
council. - _ _ „
At St. LOIliH. . t
ST. Louis , Mo. , April 2. The- municipal
election passed off quietly to-day , thouKh"ln-
tercst.was unflagging. Complete returns at
midnight show that Noonnti , democratic , .
candidate for mayor , lias a plurality of 1,600. ,
The democrats also elect the auditor ,
register and ono councilman , while tha *
republicans secure the collector , comptroller ,
treasurer , president of the board of publla
improvements und four councilmon. Tha
house of delegates will stand seventy-eight ,
republicans and eleven democrats. In the ; ,
mayornllty contest Judge Nooiian represented
the liberal , or saloon element , whllo his Op
ponent represented the element having Pro
hibitory tendencies. These features w M
important in the contest. " , _ *
At Lincoln. - *
LINCOLN , Nob. , April 2. | Special Tele
gram to THIS Bcc.l The city election to-day ,
resulted in the triumph of the cntlro rcpirV
lican ticket with the exception of the Second
und Third ward councilmen. The ticket as
elected is as follows ; Mayor , R. B. Graham ; '
treasurer , Elmer Stephenson ; clerk , J. O.-
Van Duyn ; members of the excise board , '
Messrs. Daubach nnd Doollttlo ; cemetery *
trustees , A. G. Hastings ; councilmen as
follows : First ward , P. M. Hayden , republican - *
lican ; Second ward , J. C. Saulsbury , demo.
e-rat ; Third ward , W. II. Cooper , republi * i ,
can ; Fifth ward , H. M. Uuslinoll ; Sixth
ward , L. C. Pace. The vote for members -
of the school board had not been cuivassoct
until a lute hour this morning , but the >
chances are in favor ot the republican nom
inees. _
At Knnsiis City.
KANSAS CITV , Mo. , April 2. [ Special Telegram -
gram to Tins BBK. ] The municipal election '
to-day was ono ot the most exciting known
in the interest of the city. J. J. Davenport
was elected mayor by over 1,000 votes do-
splto the organl/ed bolt of nearly halt of the
convention. William Poako , democrat , was
elected treasurer , nnd Samuel B. Wlnruta ,
Michael Behind and W. 1C. HuwKlns , all re
publicans , wore elected auditor , recorder
and city attorney. The next council will be
republican by n small majority , and It is
thought will bo antagonistic to the mayor
elect. The vote was very light , many of the
lending republicans keeping away from the
polls alltogetUur.
At I'll i ! Id o. '
PUKIII.O , Colo. , April 2. [ Special Tolo-
Ijnun to TUP. Uin. : ] 'f ho city election to-day
was olio of the most hotly contested over
experienced in Pueblo. The vote for mayor
resulted in a tic. Andy Graiuo is the demo
cratic nominee and W. II. Hyde the reimb-
can. Six out of the seven wards elected
democratic aldermen. A elcr.iocrotlc treas.
uier was elected.
At SnrfiiKflold , 111.
Si-j\onii.i ! ! ) . 111. , April 3 , Ciliailes K.
Hay , democrat , is re-elected mayor of this
city over 11. W. Lawrouco , republican , by
about JI.OOO majority. The remainder of the
ilmnucratlu ticket Is also elected by majori
ties ranging from 150 to liCO.
At Qulniiy.
QIMNCY , 111. , April 2 , The municipal
election turned out on local issuct , ruiher
thrill on party lines. J , M. Bishop defeated
J. Parktmvst for mayor by over five hundred
A t Denver.
DCNVKII , April a. The municipal election
passed off quietly. Returns arc coming In
Blow , but the Indications ut 11 o'clock lira
thr.t tbo entire republican ticket Is elected.
At Milwaukee.
MILWAUKEE , April 2. The republicans
elected the municipal judge , clerk of courts
nnd fourteen aldermen , The democrats cart
ricd the county and fouitoen nldunuan , Tliej
labnrltes elected eight aldermen.
Adopted ihu AuHCi'allim System.
NAMIVLLC , Tcnn. , April S. Tfco Icg'ula.
ture to-day finally passed I he election bill ,
which embraces the Australian syntoui of
vn'.mg , U iilt.0 paused the ix'Klstrutlon bill.