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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE. FRIDAY. APRIL 5. 1889.
HE ACCEPTS THE MISSION ,
Lincoln Thanks the Prosldont for
BONp OFFERINGS VERY SCARCE.
Holders Waiting For Fnnoy Prices
JInJor Armcs/WIll Bo Conrt-Mnr *
tlnlod and D/nmlsscd / Wind- .
rim Wooding the Worthless.
WASHINGTON Bninun Tim OMAHA
Cin FOUJITEKNTII STHRBT ,
WASIIINOTON. I ) . C. , April
Among tho.president's callers this after
noon was Robert T , Lincoln , of Chicago , the
minister to London. Ho came with Senator
Cullom , and wan given a very cordial greet
ing. After thanking the president for the
unsolicited honor thrust upon htm ho ac
cepted the appointment and wont over to the
department of state to sco Secretary Blalno.
Mr. Lincoln will Qualify while here , receive
his instructions nnd soon Ball for England.
Secretary Wludom says tha offerings of
bonds have almost ceased and ho docs not
know how to continno the reduction of tbo
accumulating surplus. The bondholders , be
lieving they nro going to got fancy prices ,
refuse to Oder to sell nt any price ,
.vi. ) cm AUMBS.
Major Armes , who assaulted Governor
Heaver , of Pennsylvania , In the lobby of the
IllgRS house the other day , for having re
fused to recognize him a * a member of the
grand marshal's staff on Inauguration day ,
will bo'court-inartlalcd. The charges were
filed to-day. Armcs is on the retired list of
the army and liu will bo dismissed.
W1NIWIM ICKOltOANlZlNfl HIS O1TICH.
Mr. Windrlm , the now supervising archi
tect'of the treasury , is progressing rapidly
with the work of reorganizing his ofllcc.
Soon after President Cleveland was elected ,
Mr. Bell , the then supervising architect , bean -
| ; an to dismiss republican clerks nnd em
ployes of the oflleo and to fill their places
with democrats , at the Instance of Messrs ,
Gorman , Camden and other democratic
senators , in order that ho might roUin
his own position through their influence
the longest possible time. Supervising
Architect Wlndrlui began operations on
these gentleman. Ho has accepted the res
ignation of the chief clerk , the hnv cleric and
the contract clerk , who were appointed prior
to Mr. Harrison's Inauguration , nnd it is
understood around the ofllco that a number
of others will go this week. Mr. Windrlm's
administration promises to bo tha most suc-
ocssful since the cstablismont of the ofllco.
Bio is a thoroughly practical architect and
appreciates the importance of having under
him good architects and draftsmen , and also
M uood clerks In all the departments of his
oittce. The men ho has chosen to fill the
vacant positions thus far have been these
who have been tried .for years nnd who wore
removed solely on account of their political
fealty to the republican party.
It Is probable that the president and Mrs.
Harrison will leave on a revenue cutter lateen
on next Saturday afternoon and take a cruise
down the lower Potomao and around the
Chesapeake bay , from where they will re
turn'on Monday or Tuesday. Tlio rovcnuo
marine- service , through the secretary of the
treasury , to-day placed ono of the cutters nt
tha disposal of the president aud Mrs. Harrison
risen , and arrangements are being
made to man it thoroughly. Presi
dents Arthur nnd Cleveland used
to frequently take these trips , es
pecially during the heated term. Some
I times they were made to extend as far us the
lower North Carolina Coast to the south , eras
as farup , north as Maine , aud on a few oc
casions the party included nearly all of the
cabinet and several senators. It Is under
stood that the president and Mrs. Harrison
will have no guests , with the possible excep
tion of two or thrco members of the family.
Presidents Arthur and Cleveland never had
a fonmlo member of their families with them
on ono of thcso trips. They always had a
"staff party. "
ocmtTiiEE not.i > 9 Tirn FOIIT.
, Among the various nominations which
wero'lef ' t unacted upon whori.thf ) senate ad-
ijourned Us , extra session ori lost- Tuesday
was that of Robert F. Bebout , to bo post
master at Rushvillo , Ind. , vice Thomas M.
Ochiltroo , removed. During the recent
campaign Ochiltroo was often out on the
streets in his city , it is alleged , abusing re
publicans and making himself politically ob
noxious to the patrons of his ofllco , to the
neglect of his official business. When Gen
eral Browne , the congressman who secured
the removal ot Ochiltroo , called upon the
postmaster general to ask action , the tatter
official said there must bo specific charges
upon which to make the removal. These were
filed from citizens of Rushvlllo. When the
nomination was sent to the senate commit
tee on postofilcos and post-rouds it
was-placed in a pigeon hole. Several days
elapsed ana a call was made at tlio com mi t-
tco room to ascertain why action was not
taken , when'It wus learned that the charges
upon which Ochiltreo was to ba removed
would have to bo substantiated before the
committee. The papers were sent for and
received from the postoftlco department.
Then it was stated that In order to receive
action from the committee the persons who
hud made these charges 'would ' have to be
summoned from Nashville to testify under
oath and In person as to the truthfulness of
the charges made , There was not time be
fore the senate adjourned for this henrlm ? ,
and so the nomination rests' quietly in the
pigeon holes of tho-committee to-day. Ochll-
trco , tha democrat , wilt thus bo permitted to
hold the ofllco until the senate meets again
in October or December , unless the president
should conclude to commission Bebout bo f ore
the nomination Is confirmed. Thls\is not
probnblo. The action of -commltieo
rroates a precedent against removals of dem
ocrats' to iflnko place for republicans , which
may prove very troublesome to * the men in
congress who are being bcmosed by office
TVII.T , VISIT OMAHA.
Mr. Glover , Mr , Illlcy and other member *
of the board of directors of the Washington
& Georgetown railroad company will leave
to-morrow on a tour of inspection to several
of the cities where the cable road Is la opera
tion , They will visit Chicago , Kansas City ,
Omaha nnd Denver , and learn what tire the
latest devices and Improvements in the con
struction of such roads , and this knowledge
will bo utilized in the building of the cable
roaa on Seventh street , which the company
proposes to do at once. They expect to stop
several day * in Omaha ,
A MB All OAI.M.
A dead calm has settled down upon Wash
ington. The came crowds of ofllccseekers ,
led by senators and representatives , go to
the wldtu house and the several deportments
uvery day. but they are gvttlug no satisfac
tion , and the most of them are about ready
to po homo. Tha president has indicated
very plainly thai ho I not going to make-
hastn for any one , nnd It Is useless for the
candidates to como to the wlrito house to
xuako personal appeals. Ho haa Informed
several people that ho understands their
coses perfectly nnd needs no further information
mation , nnd his nints in thin respect are too
plain to bo mistaken. The southern republi
cans are particularly disheartened in their
efforts to obtain appointments , and what little
Information they bavo been nblo to secure at
the v.'hlUi hbuso Is very disheartening. Wtillo
the president will not suy thnt ho intends to
appoint democrats to oOtco In the south , ho
makes no secret of his purpose to select the
best men ho can got , regardless of party.
Assistant Postiiiiibtor General Clarksou has
appointed his sou. C. V , Clarkson , ns bis
private secretary , with a salary of J1SOO ,
Hon. James Huston , of Indiana , arrived
this afternoon nnd had a long conference )
with Secretary Windoin relative to the
United States treasuryship , to which posi
tion ho.was appointed on Monday. Mr , Hun *
Btou will file liln bond for f 110,000 early next
week and take immediate possession of the
NCDIIARKA rOSTMATlWJ ArrOIHTKll.
James II. Modovltt , Alta , Hall county , vice
panlcl O , Kline , removed ; M. Spokcbtn ,
pumuiLrpb'i Howard county , vice Otto D ,
K t , JlusnuiBson , romovoa ; J. B. Bennett , Her-
iiian , Washington county , vice Kuan P.
Kowall , removed , and J. H. Duvouport ,
Nciyport , Brown county , vice Gcor tf Sat-
U'rlco , removed.
T , O , Clark , of Lincoln , Neb. , who was
removed from the third auditor's ofllco here.
noon after ( Jltvolaiul came Into office , for
hit republican principles , Is hero with a
beavy Nebraska backing to uk the present
l iUnfnUtrntloa to restore him to the service.
AwUUut Surcnun Kobort P. Finley has
boon relieved from duty nt Fort Stnnton ,
N , Mox. . nnd ordered to duty at Fort Sid
ney , Neb.
Postmaster General Wannmakor to-day
purchased for $30,000 the Secretary Whltnoy
house , on I between Seventeenth and Eight-
tconth streets. When Whltnoy rented the
property of the late Secretary Frollnghuyscn
ho got an option on It for $50,000. So ho
makes a handsome profit
Pcniir S. HEATH.
POUND IN A BHOTHI3U
A. Father Tnlccn Ills Child From Her
Life of Shame.
At 10 o'clock last nlpht William Nlghtln-
gnlo cnllcd uoon Ofllcers Frost nnd Newman
to assist him In ns sad n mission ns a father
ever undertook the rescue of his daughter
from a house of 111 repute. For a number of
months past Nightingale's oldest child , a
young girl scarcely sixteen years of age , ha
been keeping company with a fast crowd of
young people , nnd has caused her parents
no end of trouble. Despite all remonstrances
she persisted In attending dances In somewhat
questionable quarters nnd her persistency lea
to her downfall. Two weeks ago Bho loft
her homo , and slnco thnt time , until last
night , her father has been tnmhlo to dis
cover her whereabouts. On Sunday last ho
received nn Intimation thnt his dnuahtcr
was stopping In a bawdy bouso on Ninth
street. Ho visited the place , and falling to
find , her , took hope in the thought thnt
she had not abandoned her homo
for n life of shame , but that
Mho might bo staying with friends , possibly
dreading to return homo for fear of rood-
mnnd. Yesterday evening , however , Night
ingale received proof positive that his daugh
ter wan In the bagnio that ho had visited ,
nnd that the mistress of the plnco had lied to
him when ho went to search for her. Ho
accordingly vUltcd tha place with Ofllcora
frost and Newman to endeavor to persuade
his wayward child to return to her home.
The sight that was presented to the broken
hearted father's eyes when Ofllcor Frost
opened the door at Pearl Mock's place WHS
sufllcicnt to render his dispalr maddening.
On a sofa near the center of tha room , sur
rounded by painted sirens and disreputable
men , dressed to render her charms con-
splcious , reclined his daughter receiving the
caresses of a frequenter of the bagnio.
Nightingale paused at the entrance
unable to move or speak. The vision of
police buttons banished the mala haugcrson
of the place , and the father aud daughter
were loft alone. Tlio girl was completely
overcome , and 'with ono cry , fell fainting
Into her father's arms. The tittering want
ons catno to the child's relief nnd soon suc
ceeded In restoring ; her to consciousness.
When oho hud recovered she expressed her
willingness to accompany her father homo ,
nnd left the placo.
A cant. Tor Chicago.
Fools'-common , ordinary every day fools ,
were talked about last night nt the First
Bautlst church. Such was the subject of a
lecture delivered by Dr. P. S. Henson , a
ministerial gentleman of Chicago. It was an
interesting topic and there were lots of nco-
plo who wanted to hear themselves talked
about. In fact the auditorium of the church
was crowded. By way of explanation and
to square himself with the audience , tno lec
turer , who by the way is apparently a genial
and humorous sort of gentleman , stated that
the lecture' had not been prepared for an
Omaha audience. It was for people in an
other locality not very fur from Lake Mlch-
Around tnu Ijoop.
Last night the trains of the Omaha and
Council Bluffs Motor company for the first
tlmo made trips around the "loop , " consist
ing of Fourteenth , Howard and Twelfth
streets and back again to Douglas. Tlio
track was cleared yesterday for this pur
pose and trips were made at a high rate of
SOUTH 031 AHA NEWS.
Floor Falls at Jctccr &
Wednesday the third floor In ono of the
buildings of Jettcr & Young's brewery
establishment , gave way and , in the fall ,
carried the- second floor down with It. Mr.
Young and ono of his foremen had Jnst been
on the floor inspecting It. About two car
loads of malt were stored on the floor , some
hops and other brewing supplies. Oao man ,
woridng on the floor , was carried down but
fortunately secured only a slight scratch on
the nose. The damngo will bo about 41,000.
By the merest chance four or five men were
not crushed by the falling mass. Mr. Jettcr
is of the opinion that the bard winds Tues
day night had- moved and weakened the
building and this was the causes of the fallot
Police Court Procc2ding8.
Judge Reutner Thursday held a regular
financial reception. Bernard McDermott ,
for assaulting Captain John J. Sexton , elec
tion ( lav was fined $35 and costs , $41.50. Ho
appealed to the district court.
Jeremiah Howard charged , by Richard
Fox with assault and battery , was found
guilty and fined $20 and costs.
John McCormick got a $23 fine and paid
$3.75 for his assault on Policeman Sexton on
Enterprise- Logo No. 7O , K. of * P.
At tha meeting of Enterprise ledge No. TO ,
Knights of Pythias , held Thursday evening ,
It was decided to hold an anniversary cele
bration and entertainment during the last of
May. The following committee on general
arrangements was appointed : Alfred A.
Gary , James H. Bulla and T. C. Marsh , with
authority to appoint snb-commlttecs.
Tapped a Third Ward Till.
Robert Kylforo and Hugh Shore tapped
the till of C. D , Sanford. the Third ward
butcher , nt U o'clock Thursday afternoon and
got $15. Mr. Uanford followed them and had
them arrested and they are now in Jail and
will have a hearing : Friday morning before
NotCH About tlin City.
W. P. Anderson , a Chicago live stock re
porter , la In the city.
Garret Wall will start Friday for a week's
visit with friends in Chicago.
John Cash , of Iowa City , is visiting his
son , Daniel Cash , of this city.
Henry I.orle is soiling out his stock of
goods and will go to Oklahoma.
Miss * Nolllo Vallcn , of Omaha , is the guest
of Mr. and Mra. C. H , Sobotkcr.
James Cresson , of the force of Hamrnon &
Nash , is sick with material fever.
The commission firm of Fcrroll , Monloy &
Co. , lias been dissolved , M. K Ferroll , re
Stephen Holey , Armour & Co.'s Chicago
cattle- buyer , is visiting the bouses In this
Charles Osborn , ono of the stocic yards ,
carpenters , Isamoiitf the sick with pulmonary
C. C. Clifton , of the commission firm of
Dorso.v , Brothers & Clifton , has returned
Arthur W. Saxe will hava his summer
opening next Saturday. Mr , Saxo is having
his drug store artistically decorated.
Bernard McDerinott's cuso for assault and
battery on Officer Martin Spoottler wus con
tinued until Tuesday afternoon nt S o'clock ,
The board of trnda will hereafter moot In
President Doe's ofllca under1 tliu Nebraska
bank , and a line sign will decorate tbo windows
Messrs. B. F. Card. Thornton Adams ,
John Boor and William Tatro , of Neola , la. ,
nro the guests of A. S. Carter , of Carter's
The social of the ladles society of the Pres
byterian-church Thursday evening al thu
residence of Rev. Robert Wheeler was well
The lad lea are quite confident that their
donkey party at the Kmanon Friday evening
will not only attract a largo attendance of
memDOrs und their lady guests , bdt will bo
very Interesting to nil present.
Tlio commission men nro boycottlnir the B ,
& M. and Chicago , Burlington & Oulncy
roads ror their live stock shipping
order United Wednesday , Some of the com
mission firms went so far as to refuse to buy
stock shipped to their yards over too B , &
Superintendent A. A. Muuroc , of the pub-
llo schools , lius mailo his report for march ,
which shows I.U40 pupils enrolled slnco Sep
tember 1st. The uvorugo number belonging
is 74 ! ) , the average daily attendance wun Ml ,
not tartly nor ubscut 815 , visits by par
THE DAKOTA PRAIRIE FIRES ,
Storlos of Terrible Losa and Suffer
ing Continue to Oomo In.
HUNDREDS WITHOUT SHELTER ,
Tlio Flnmo Swept Itoftlon Presents a
Scene of Utter Devolution nnd
Ruin Towns Nearly
Jlavoo or tlio flames.
MiTCiin.1 , , Dak. , April , } . Nobody but n
mnn who haa stood before n pratrlo fire nnil
tried to stav Its nwful rusli and roar when It
is fanned by a fresh wind , can appreciate Its
almost resistless forco. Tno tires that hnVo
brought BO much loss and suffering to south
east Dakota In the last foiv days \vcro prac
tically Irroslstlblo. The flames lit some In
stances leaped 100 fcot of plowed ground nnd
rushed away on their career of destruction.
All ordinary precautions were In vain. The
spring has boon very dry and tlio top of the
ground has been dusty or baked , nnd an ox *
trcmoly high wind prevailed during the llros.
Under these conditions , whenever the flro
touched the grass It burst out with a flash
almost like powder and shot away across the
pralrlo like nn arrow , Its course ever widen-
ng. To extinguish It by. water , of course ,
was out of the question. Tlio plowing of
flro breaks was slow work , and the high
wind often drove the flames across them.
It was curly In tlio afternoon when the
pcoplojof Mount Vcrnoii saw the wldo
spreading prairlo northwest of them break
out Into a blaza. Tlie sinoko was dashed
Into nnd through the town on wings of wind.
The flames rushed after with savage fury.
Mitchell was telegraphed to for help , nnd.
100 ilromen with hooka nnd . ladders
were sent nt once. Most of the
population of Mount Verrion nnd the men
from Mitchell mot the fnrlous flames on the
outskirts of the town and fought with desper
ation , but In vain. No lives were lost , but
forty-flvo buildings were burned and 100
families loft homeless. Loss $30,01)0. )
Outsklo of the town it is Impossible yet to
say what the loss is. Lonely llttlo farm ,
houses scattered over the prairie arc wiped
out by the dozen. Stories of losses of Ufa
may coma in later.
YANKTOX. Dak. , April 4. Storlos of terrible -
blo losses by the hurricanes of flro that
swept over the country north of hero continuo -
tinuo to come in. Vollu villaRO has only
thrco buildings btandlng. Olivot , Hutchfn *
son county , was burned. Pitkwanna was
wiped out. The losses in Yankton county arc :
M. M. Joanson , It. Anderson , F. Ott , Mrs.
Stockwell. K.Prinplo , J. F. Olson , David
Pcrlcy , James Hoxlng , John Hundorshot ,
Lardy Jonuks , M. Holkrook , E. S. Volin ,
A. H. Volin , Joseph Beckmeycr , Henry
Kuke , Charles Stencil , William Uandall nnd
T. M. Howe.
In the vicinity of Jamesvillc , twelve miles
north of Yankton , eight farmers sustained
losses running from § 1,000 to ? 3,000 each.
Around Jamosvillo the loss will foot up $10-
000. One man lost $1,1)00 In money which ho
had in His coat on apiece of plowed ground.
300 feet from the grass. Two new wagons
were bunted 100 feet from the fire. Sixty
miles of telegraph wlro.wcro blown down be
tween Ccnterville nnd Huron.
Br.usx , Dak. , April 4. Stories of the fury
of the lire continno to bo brought into town
by stragglers. They say that the wind
would grither up loose timber , and , hurling
it high in the air , carry it ahead of the sur
face flro , alighting on burns and houses and.
igniting the prairie fifty yards In advance of
the surface fire. Houses and barns were
burned where the flro was carried over ono
hundred j ards across newly broken ground.
The losses are estimated at $300,000 in this
IIiruiMOHK , Dak. . April 4. A destructive
prairlo flro started on the ovcnin ? of the
18th. five miles from Highmore , on the farm
of James Ingram. While ho was smoking
liis pipe his barn caught fire and \vas de
stroyed. A flerco wind carried the fire to
the prairlo nnd the work of destruction be-
can. Houses , barns and stock were burned.
Tuesday morning the wind reached a terrific
galo. No ordinary flro breaker made any re
sistance to the sweeping flames. At 3 p. m.
the. fire reached Heo Heights , fifteen miles
cast of Highmoro , where thirteen residences ,
in the town were destroyed. At sundown
on Tuesday another flro started in the north
ern part of Hyde county , sweeping away sis
homes and burning to death Miss Annie
Sweeny and a ilve-year-old baby , Engeno
Tibbs. Mr. and Mrs. Tibbs and Mrs , Ruby
are dangerously burned. The losses will
reach many thousand dollars.
SCOTLAND , Dak. , April 4. It would take
$200,000 to cover the loss in this county. The
Hutchmson Herald ofllco is burned. The
lotscs amount to $35,000 , with less than $0,000
Insurance. Two farmers near Olivet were
completely burned out , nnd another lire , cast
of Scotland , destroyed everything on the
farms of A. O. Fansky , Qus Evanson nnd
M. Shook , On the stock farm of E. S.
Sweet thrco barns-were burned ; loss.S.TO.OOOi
Twelve iniiea west of Scotland a prairie flro
raged. Twenty-five farmers are known to
bavo lost everything.
AnnunisBX' , Dak. , April 4. A terrible
story of the complete destruction of Lcola ,
county seat of McPherson county , noted in
last night's dispatches , has been brought In
by couriers. Lcola was a town of 800 in
habitants , and the country for miles around
was well settled with industrious thrif'y
people. They saw the surrounding country
nearly devastated. Hundreds of furin
houses are in ashes , and the carcasses of
burned stock are lying along the roadways.
It is probable that one-tenth of the damaga
Is not yet reported. Nothing doflnita it
kndwn about rebuilding. Citizens hero will
hold a meeting this afternoon to take meas
ures for relief. Scores of farmers are
without seed , wheat , stock , buildings or
implements to commence spring work.
mnTFOim , Dak. , April 4. A raping prairie
rio flro swept down on this town this after
noon and would no doubt have swept it out
of existence but for the forethought and
energy of the town people yesterday in run
ning flro lines around the town wherever un
protected. Heavy losses arc reported from
Monnt Vorrion in Itulng.
CiiAMur.Ri.AiN , Dak. , April 4. [ Special
Telegram to THE BEI : . ] Prairie fires have
been doing great damage in South- Dakota
for the pa t few days. A strong wind has
been blowing-and efforts to fight the fire
huvo boon useless. At least ono hundred
families in Drule county have been burned
out and the loss is between 8100,000 and
8150,009. The town of Mount Vernon was
almost entirely destroyed. AH the business
houses and part of the residences were
burned , the loss being about $50,000. He-
ports are coming in slowly , and as yet only
thrco persons are reported to huvo been
burned to death. A number of settlers on
the Crow Creole reservation have been
burned out entirely , and only .oscaiKxl with
YANKTO JDak. . , April 4. [ Special Tele
gram to THE BEB.J As details como In It la
believed that soventy-flvo families were
burned out by Tuesday's conflagration I1 this
county , and the loss la very heavy. Families
are soon walking In the streets penniless and
homeless , but homo enterprise will care for
nil wants. The Yankton Insurance com
pany bus been a heavy loser but all losses
will bo promptly paid.
LAUMIIE , Wyo. , April 4. [ Special Tele
gram to TUB BKB.J All the buildings upon
the ranch of Gcorgo W. Shclton , near IL'io
Siding , were mysteriously destroyed by tire
yesterday afternoon during the temporary
absence of these upon the ranch. Loss (5,000 ,
with no insurance.
AVilIianks Itcmuvud From Ofllcc.
CHICAGO , April 4. R , A. D. Wllbanks ,
superintendent of malls in the Chicago post-
ufllco , and well known In connection with
Illinois democratic politics , was to-day re
moved from ofllco by Superintendent of Moil
Three Mnu Killed.
Nisnviu.B , Teiin. , April 4. A collision of
two freight trains occurred at 10 o'clock this
morning on the Decatur division of the
Louisville & Nashville road. In which thrco
moil were killed instantly and several
1N THK COUIIT8.
Minor Matter * \Vhloli Claimed Judi
cial Attention Ywstcrdnjr.
Judge Doano wTi ngagod ycslorday afternoon -
noon In hoarlngjtho case of Mark Hanson
against the city. The suit Is nn appeal case
f roin. appratscrs'jdamagcs. llAnson owus a
lot south of the 'Klotonth street viaduct nnd
When It was b'nlli the hppralsora assessed
his damages nt $700,011 account of change of
pradc. Banscn vwnp not satisfied with that
amount nnd took hs case to the district
The Mansfield iftipcy company of Ohio
commenced sult'timtinst the Omaha Carrmgo
fi Sloltrh company the Home Investment
company nnd others" , 'aMdnp for nn account
ing in mortgaged proixsrty , which was given
the plaintiff to sernro the payment of prom
issory notes aggregating- *
In the cnso of the Missouri Valley Sand &
Gravel company ngalnst the Phoenix Insur
ance company , of Brooklyn , wherein the
plaintiff suett to recover ? ) ,200 for the sink
ing of a tug boat , the Jury rendered a ver
dict In favor of the plaintiff for $070.14.
John J.O'Kourko of South Omt'hn yesterday
filed In the county cdurt n petition for probate -
bate of will In the estate of Mary O'Hourko ,
CatherineHaydcn brought suit against
Egbert E. French for 3100 , alleged to bo duo
for fniluroto comply with n land contract on
thosalooftwo lota In Arnold's park oddl *
William Preston & Co. commenced suit
against Frank Kuboneo to recover $470 alj
legcd to bo duo on eight promissory notes.
That wonderfully popular and nlways in
teresting old drama , "Shadows of a Great
City , " opened at the Grand opera house last
night what has every promlso of being nn
Immensely successful engagement.
Tlie onto club.
The regular monthly meeting of the Ohio
club was hold nt Dr. Hoaowater's rooms In
the Continental block last night. Dr. Hose-
water tcnncrod his resignation ns 'secretary
of the club and Mr. A , M. Dyer was elected
ns his successor. Dr. Kosewater's ' resigna
tion was rendered necessary on account of.
his professional duties making it impossible.
for him to give the necessary tlmo to the
business of the club. The question of pro
viding permanent headquarters for the club
was discussed at length and finally referred
to the executive board , with power to act.
The executive board was glvon power to per
fect arrangements for the reception which
the club proposes to glvo some tlmo early in
A Snnrtny Itcsorr.
Now that the suburban trains nro running ,
the beautiful grounds of Forest Lawn ceme
tery promlso to become a great Sunday re
sort. The place is only a short walk from
the Florence depot nnd for the accommoda
tion of these who prefer tiding to walking a
line of bussus will be run between the two"
points. The scenery In nnd about Fomst
Lawn Is the most beautiful In this vicinity
and these who heretofore could not afford
to hire a buggy can now enjoy the luxury of
going to this breathing place at least once tc
Will Itop the Arm.
City Physician ( Ralph denies the report
that Sergeant Johnson , of the police force , is
In any danger of Ibzlng his arm from the of
feet of the shot ho received from the burg
lar-hunting pawnbroker. On the contrary ,
says the physician > wounded man is rap
idly recovering. !
The outgoing officers of the Omaha Wheel
club , Messrs. F. ' N. Conner , E. J3. Smith ,
Frank N. Clarko. Perry Bodolctt and
Edward Dytle , will bo tendered a "smoker"
at the club rooms jBn'Dodgo street , Saturday
Ilcinlor's It < ( Rtt1nr Amusement.
A. Hclsler wad arrested again last night
for drunkenness.Ho , is becoming a regular
weekly visitor nt theieity jail.Vhen locked.
up ho assaulted an inoffensive cell mate and
hud to bo placed iri-u separate apartment. .
\Vnnts Her HtiRhand.
Mrs. Jcssio Peter , of Toledo , la. , was in
the city yesterday on her way to Fremont In
search of her husband , who ran away from
her last week accompanied by another
The faculty ana students of the Omaha
Commercial college have passed appropriate
resolutions on the death of William Butter-
field , a student of the collece , who died last
The Rhode Island Heturna.
PROVIDENCE , II. I. , April 4. The complete
vote of the state for governor gives Lndd 10-
592 , Davis 21,530 , Richardson 1,511 , nnd
Chaco 3,4S5. Davis lacks 54S of an election ,
but haa a plurality of 4.HOS. For attorr.cy
general Slocum has a majority of 778.
By the complete returns the senate stands :
republicans , 21 ; democrats , 31 ; with four to
be elected. The house stands : Republicans ,
2J ; democrats , 37 , witii twelve to bo elected.
An Irish Bailiff Shot.
DcniLts' , April 4. A bailiff was shot dead
at Colcrafne , County Londonderry , to-day.
The murdered man had charge of a farm
from which the tenant had been evicted.
Tlio Flro Record.
WEST Sui'Eiiioit , Wis. , April 4. The build
ing nnd contents of the Standard iron works
burned last night. Loss $45,000. No insur
ance. Strothan Brothers , the owners , say
they will rebuild on n larger scale.
The Can so < > r Dentil.
Our renders are doubtless all familiar
with the Robinson poisoning cases ,
which have recently como to light in
Somerville , Mass. , a suburb of Boston.
It scorns that eight deaths huvo oc
curred from ai-soiiteal poisoning , seven
in ono family , and within live years. It
is doubtful if the murderers would have
boon brought to justice had not an or
ganization in which the victims were
insured began an investigation as to
why so many persons had suddenly died
in ono family.
But the 'aeiiBation from u medical
point of view connected with the case ,
took place in Boston nt a recent meet
ing of the Massachusetts Medico-Legal
society , when it tyus stated by Dr , Ilolt
that tlioro was a Jgdfcprul ignorance of
the symptoms of aPs'onienl poisoning
and because of such ignorance the
Robinson poison Wj'casoa ' Ixid gone on
without arousing the suspicion of medi
cal wen. The Uobi'ntou coses were nil
treated by rogula' Jiraysiciniis , with cor1
rcct diplomas , mMj supposed to know
what they worofiuaotoring for , and to
know the effects * ) at drugs on certain
diseased Yet liiHliD 11 vo deaths from
arsenical poisoning of which we speak ,
certificates of death were given for
pneumonia , typhoid ; fever , meningitis ,
bowel disease , nnajBright'H disease. -
Is it any wonder that patients are los
ing faith in thoiritlbctorsV
In the vorv same manner-thousands of
patients are baiu ' treated thitduy for
pneumonia , heurl"lroublo , dropsy , in
cipient consumption , etc. , when these
are hut symptoms of advanced
kidney disease , which * is hut
another nnmo for Uright's disease. The
doctors do not strike nt the seat of the
disease the kidneys , and if they did
nine times out of ton they would fail
as they are on record as saying they
can not euro Bright's disease of the kid
neys , Rather than use Warner's Safe
Cure , n well known specHlo for this and
all other forma of kidney disease , they
would lot their patients die and then
give a death cortiticata that death was
caused by pericarditis , apoplexy ,
phthisis or cardiac affection.
Is this not the honest truths' ' Do you
not know in your own personal history
very many instances whom physicians
doctored the wrong disease , and caused
untold suffering and many limes deathV
SETTLERS HOLD THE FORT ,
Armed With Winchesters , They
Defy the Marshals.
THE LATTER DISCREETLY RETIRE.
No Km-lher Attempt nt "Kvlctlons
From the Den Mollies Itlvcr Lands
Will Be Mndo Until Holu-
' The Kltcr tin ml Troubles ,
Font DblxtB , In. , April 4. Special Tele
gram to Tnn BEE. ] The United States
marshals who attempted to make evictions
from the Dos Molncs river lands to-tiny ,
were met with armed resistance and driven
from the field. A mob of settlers , fully
equipped with Winchester rlllos , assembled
at the Homes of the settlers to bo evicted aud
defied the oQlclals , who discreetly retired
without attempting to force the farmers
from the lands. All the settlers occupy
their own homes to-night , but will not sleep
on beds -of cine. United States Marshal
Desmond , of Dubuqne , will bo called upon
for moro assistance before any further
evictions will bo attempted. Shorift Adams
mid n DOSSO nro in the country to make ar
rests for conspiracy , but thought it advisable
to postpone action until the present outbreak
AVant the Honil Bnlll ,
DBS Moisns , la. , April 4. [ Special Tel
egram to THE BKK , | The city and citizens
of Fort Dodge have filed with the railroad
commissioners a motion for an order direct
ing the Des Molncs & Fort Dodge railroad
company to rebuild that portion of tiiclr rend
between Turn Station nnd Fort Dodge by
restoring the road bed , replacing the bridges
nnd relaying their trucK In proper mnnuor ,
to the end that defendants may operate their
trains over the track. They also move that
the commissioners fix the data at which the
work shall begin not later than May I , 1839 ,
nnd limit the tlmo of completing the work to
Augtmt 1 , 1SSO , or such other date as the
commissioners may ducm just and right.
Also that an order bo made directing the do-
limdnnts at once to put on nnd opornto u pas
senger train between Fort D oil go nnd Tam ,
so as to make close connections at Tara with
such regular passenger and mail trains pass
ing north and south over said road between
DCS Molncs and Huthvon , and to put on and
operate n freight train between Fort Dodgu
and Tara , connecting with all regular freight
trains running north and south over the said
road between Dos Moines nnd Huthvon ,
This opens again the old controversy be
tween Fort Dodijo and the Ilock Island road
ns to the operation of a separata line of track
from Tarn Junction to Fort Dodge. The
road nt present uses the Illinois Central
track for that six miles.
Ordered to Use tlic Depot.
Dns MOIN'GS , la. , April 4. [ Special Tel
egram to Titn Bnn.1 The railroad commis
sioners to-day filed n decision in the case of
the citizens of Bismarck , Clayton county , vs
the Milwaukee road. The citizens complained
that they had given ground to the Eastern
Iowa railroad lot a , depot , side tracks , etc.
and had actually built a depot for freight
and na&ecngcrs on condition that the road
would make a station there nnd use the
facilities offered. The agreement was kept
for n time , but afterwards the road passed
into the hands of the Milwaukee road , and
that company proposed to discontinue the
use of the depot and side tracks , nnd moved
them into Dakota. They asked the commis
sioners to compel the road to maintain nnd
operate the depot and its belongings at Bis
marck. The company claimed that it was
not b > und by the action of its predecessor ,
but the commissioners insist that It is , and
direct that the depot shall be used by the
road and tlio station shall bo maintained.
Kallrond Urlducs Destroyed.
CHBSTON , la. , April 4. [ Special to Tnn
BEE. ] Prairie llres are raging in this
vicinity , The present dryness is becoming
alarming. An Ice house at Grand River ,
just cast of here , burned down last night.
Los * about 000 ; no insurance. The ice
will be removed here. A bridge burned out
on the "Q , " near Stanton , last night , and
No. 6 east bound passenger , due hero at 11 : UO
p. m. , reached at 0:50 : a. m. , via. the south
branch. Another bridge on the Clarinda
branch also burnrd last night. The stock
yards nt Hillsdale and Hawthorne were also
burned , beside numerous telegraph poles ,
causing an interruption fn that service. The
day before n car of cattle caught flro at
Emerson and were all seriously damaged ,
four of them dying. Exceedingly high winds
CncsTOX , la. , April 4. [ Special to Tun
. ] Tom Dobord , Stuart Leonard and
James Laird were arraigned before Judge
Wilson , of the Superior court , yesterday ,
charged with selling Intoxicants contrary to
law. The case was hotly contested , but
finally concluded by finding the two former
guilty. The latter wns _ discharged. Debord
was convicted on ton different counts , at S 0
each , and Leonard on two. They immedi
ately appealed the case and were placed
under $1,100 and $ UOO bonds respectively.
The "joints" are all closed , but private
parties and private residences still do un
ama/ing amount of. business in the linuor
line , A man named Whipps was arrested to
day by the marshal for bootlegging whisky ,
and will have a hearing to-morrow.
Bank Burglary at Down.
"WATT.III.OO , la. , April 4. [ Soocial Tele
gram to THE Bun. ] Burglars entered thd
CItl/en's banlc nt Dews , In Wright county ,
at an early hour this morning and blow the
snfo open. There wore only about $1,900 In
money In the safe. This was taken and the
burglars made good their escape , stealing a
horse and buggy to facilitate their departure.
It is believed that they went west from
Dews , ami parties arc searching for them ,
though at last accounts no clues have been
obtained. The way In which the Job was
donn allows that the fellows were expert
cracksmen , and it was only by u streak of
good fortune on the part of the bunk that
they did not secure n much larger sum. The
bank is doing business us usual to-day.
Buriliir H'orlcinf ; Town.
DES Moisr.x , la. , April 4. | Special Tele
gram to TIIK BEK. ] Burglars hnvo lately
been unusually active in this part of Iowa.
They entered J. J. Mlsh & CO'H. store at
Grand Junction and surprised u clerk who
had come to the door to nee what the noltto
was. Bo found out when they marched him
to tbo rear under cover of a guu , nnd com
pelled him to look on while they carried
away everything within roach , Including his
pants. They visited fndlunoln , robbing sev
eral stores and offices with small results save
at Barber & Johnson's dry poods store ,
where they obtained fiu. > . At Lucoria , in the
same connty , t.ioy crocked the safe of
Baker Bros , and secured $1,000. There
seems to bo a gang of burglars doing this
worlrsystcmjjtieally In central lowu.
A State AVcathi-r Sarvlco.
DBS MOIXKH , la. , April 4. [ Special Tele
gram to Tun BKK. ] Sergeant Chappell , the
uignnl oftlcor at thii place , has received In
structions from Washington to organize a
state weather service , with headquarters at
DCS Moh\cs. Ho has commenced work and
seemed about fifty observers in different
parts of the state , who will roiwrt to him
weekly the amount of rain full , tlio tempera
ture and stnto of the weather , snil , crojw.
etc. , from which reports will bo made up and
given to tha public on each Saturday
The service is expected to bo of great value
to the agricultural interests of Iowa. The
first bulletin will bo issued next Saturday.
Hllvcr Dltnnvnrnl nt Fort Doduc.
FOKT DoiKiB , la. , April 4. [ Special to Tn
BEH. ] Tmsro is considerable oxcitomcut
hero over the reported discovery of silver oit
the form of Peter Kcaron , six miles nortii of
this city , The Uml was made by a well dig *
per nt a depth of 1 10 feet. The vein Is fifty-
four inches thick. Jewelers pronounce the
quartz richer than any over examined by
ttiem. .Several pieces have l > eeu itcut to a
Chicago nisnycr for examination , nnd If his
report confirms the ono mntlo by local Jewel
ers the find willprovo a rich ono , nnd can bo
worked In paying quantities.
Flro nt Cnsondc.
DUIIUQUE , la , , April 4. [ Special Telegram
to Tim BCK. | The harness shop and cloth *
ing store combined of Mrs. M. Desmond , at
Cascade , took flro yesterday nnd was well
gutted before the flro was gotten under con
trol. It was partially Insured. The origin
of the flro i * unknown. A lamp In the hands
of Chnrlio Desmond In the burning building
exploded and both bis hands and nlso his
face were severely burned , The flro was
discovered In the nick of time , else most of
tha town would hnvo been burned , as there
wiia n high wind blowing.
She Wanted to Die.
Booxn , In. , April 4. [ Special Tclogrnm
to TUB Bnc-j Last nlpht Mrs. James Har
ris , n resident of this city , attempted suicide
In n vtry pccuHnr way. She took the bonds
of half doz.cn sulphur matches , put thorn
In n cup of wtitor , and after Konldng them ,
drank the mixture. Sho. bocnmo violently
sick , and a physician was sent for. After
cncrtrotlc treatment she bognn to get better ,
nnd Is likely to recover. General despond
ency Is tlio only reason assigned for the
MoCrnry Feigning Innnnlty.
ATFANTIO , la. , April 4. [ Special Tolo.
gram to TUB BUE.J Sherman McCrary , the
rapist. Is cither insane or Is pretending to bo
so. A warrant has been sworn out and ho
will bo examined as to his sanity. Ho re
main * in jnil and is starving himself , at
tempting suicide , etc.
John Murray Dead.
MARSITAI.LTOWX , In. , April 4. John Mur-
rny , nt ono tlmo prominent In theatrical
circles , nnd the divorced husband of Grace
Hawthorne , now managing the Princess
theatre , London , died hero this evening.
Dakota Itnllrond 1'Innn.
CiiAinr.ui.ux , So. Dak. , April 4. [ Special
to Tun Bnn.j Considerable excitement was
caused In this city over the report that the
Chicago , Milwaukee & St. Paul was to ex
tend the road from Mllbank to this point and
Jo lii with the I. & D. division hero nnd continuo -
tinuo on to the Black Hills. If this road Is
built It will bo the means of bringing the
Manitoba from Huron to Chamberlain uml ,
crossing the river here , continue on to
Denver. As the river is rock bottom nt this
point , it is the best place on the nvar for n
bridge. There is some tallc of the Missouri
Pacific extending from Omaha into Dakota
nnd continuing up the Missouri rivor. The
Illinois Central Is also contemplating an
up-river extension from Yankton.
Denver llorxcmcii lit Troulilo.
DENVUK , April 4. On receipt of n telegram
from the chief of police df Chicago the po
lice to-day arrested Barney MoIClnnoy nnd
Andy Larkins , well known horsemen , and
nro detaining them to nwnit the nrrival of
Chicjigo officers. The arrest is something of
a mystery , It being alleged that the prison
ers nro wanted in Illinois for stcnling a
string of valuable race horses from Ken
tucky. The horses arrived hero yesterday
nnd were in tlio possession of McKlnnoy and
Larkins when they were arrested. The nn-
imuls nro reported to bo worth between $ ' 20- ,
000 and WO.QOO.
Cbnjjrfsqinnn Kynn Resigns.
TOPEKA , ICnn. , April 4. [ Special Tele
gram to Tin : Ben. ] Governor Humphrey
to-day received by telegraph Hon. Thomas
Ryan's resignation us member of congress
from the Fourth congressional district , Mr.
Kynn having been appointed minister to
Mexico. A special election will be called at
once. The district is so overwhelmingly re
publican that a nomination is equal to an
election. There nro already eighteen can
didates for the vacancy.
By Her Own
W\TriaowN , Da ! ; . , April 4 [ Sp'ecinl Tele
gram to TUB Bee. ] An inquest was hold
this afternoon before Coroner Groesbreck
and a jury on the l > ody of Hose Labord , an
innmto of the houses of ill-fnmoon the school
section , who died this morning from a dose
of carbolic acid. The verdict was that death
was caused by her own hand.
The Chicago Political Situation.
CIIICAOO , April 4. To-day' * developments
changed at least one feature of the local po
litical situation. Instead of a clean sweep
for the democracy , the city clerkship , one of
the most important offices on the list , falls to
the republican party. In point of patronage
the clerkship stands next to the mayoralty.
Clear From Ice.
CHEHOYOAX , Mich. , April 4. The tug
Hivcr Queen , from Seamen's Cove , is the
first arrival in the straits. Her captain re
ports no ice nt Detour and that ho met cone
on Lak/3 Huron.
Suicide ol' a Brewer.
LOUISVIU.B , April 4. JacoD Hornnng , n
New Albany brewer , committed suicide last
evening by shooting himself through the
head with a revolver. Financial embarrass
ment was the cause.
The New express Tnrlfi'H.
NEW YOBK , Anril 4. The agreed tariff of
rates accepted by the superintendents of the
largo express companies will go into effect
A PICNIC FOR JAY GOULD
But Sorrow and Despair In Poor
ROBBED OF ATCHISON STOCK ,
The LUtlo Wizard ! Workn tlio Mar
ket and Forced Small Holder *
to Sell flt n Loss for 11(9
A Glcnntio Scheme.
NEW YOIIK , April 4. ( .Special Telegram to
TIID Br.n.1 It Is the current belief In Wall
street that Jay Gould Is once moro actively
manipulating the stock market ; that ho has
In view , idcnl that will embrace nil the
southwestern systems , nnd place practically
under ono management the Missouri Pacific
nnd Atchlsoti nystoms , formltfg ono Immense
combination which will work in harmony
with.C. I1 , tluntlngton's Southern Pacific
systems. Tills belief was strengthened to
day when It was reported that Gould \YftS
quietly soliciting proxies for the Atchlson
stock to bo voted nt the coming annual elec
tion , at which it is admitted there will bo
some clmnpcs In the board of directors.
What tlicso nro going to be , the representa
tives of the Atchlson company In this city
say they do not yet know. But Wall street
men have pretty generally Bottled down to
the belief that they nro going to bo In the
Gould interests. Gould himself , or someone
ono representing him , will bo found to hitvo
been elected when the ballots are counted.
Kidder , Peabody & Co. have also Issued a
call for proxies , but this is not
taken as any indication of n struggle
between the banking house nnd Gould for
control of the Atchlson , for the reason that
the banking interests ami Gould have been
for some time using every effort to settle the
bitter light that tins been raging among the
railroad companies of the southwest ns well
ns northwest , and which has resulted In the
most disastrous year these roads have over
The ultimate settlement of this fight will
bo bailed with joy by Wall street men , but
the holders of Atchlson stock may not fool
uuitoso glcoful. Last year It wus estimated
t hat this stock was held by about seventeen
thousand Individual stockholders , the ma
jority of whom were scattered throughout
Now England. In fact , it was said there
was scarcely a city or town in that section
where there was not some of it hold , princi
pally In small lots , representing the savings
of men nnd women who had thus Invested
their money against iv rainy day. The stock
was dividend paying , quoted nt fancy figures ,
having at one time Hold at about $120 a share ,
but it has Gradually been hammered down
until most of thcso small holders hnvo lost
all they hud and been forced to sell thelt
stock , and within three days It 1ms been as
low as 311. ! ; , a drop of about eighty points.
The usual bear tactics have been used to
produce this result. But while .lav Gould
nnd his associates have been picking iti ]
blocks of stocks which they hnvo forced
holders to sell , there is Borrow uml porhupj
despair in many New England homes ovoi
the losses thus entailed.
Becchnni Pills cures nervous and billlous iL
YOUNG GlULi 1XOKNOIAU1E3.
They Sot BulMIng ! ) on Flro Just to
Sec Tncni num.
Nnw Yomt , April 4. [ Special Telegram to
Tun Bni : . ] Summit , N. J. , has boon shocked
by the revelations of a singular crime. Late
Tuesday night two young and beautiful girls
were arrested for arson on the strength of a
story which they told to Justice IColly when
he sent for them during the afternoon. They
are Kmum mid Henrietta Frances Day , aged
'nineteen and sixteen. Two weeks ago tha
po-rtofllco block in Summit was discovered to
bo on fire in ono of the apartments on the
second floor. Considerable excitement re
sulted because it was ouly a few days after
the Kandolph block , occupied by seven fami
lies and six stores , had been destroyed b.y
fire , supposed to bo of incendiary origin.
The fire in the postoftlco block was put out
and it was found that rags , saturated \vitl )
kerosene , had been placed In a closet In tha
upattments occupied by Mrs. Susan Camp ,
bell and then sot on fire. Justice Kelly ,
after a careful investigation , be.
came convinced that the glrli
knew something df the matter , and when
he accused them of setting fire to the post.-
ottlco bloc1 ! : they confessed. They said when
they firedtho oiled rags Mrs. Campbell's hnbj
was asleep In the crib nnd that they went
out , calmly leaving the helpless Infant to Its
fate. Fortunately the fire was discovered
quickly and no harm canio to It. The glrlj
refused to state whether they had fired tha
Handolph block , but said they had started q
flro In Plalntlold last fall , for which n younfi
mnn Is now serving n term In states prison.
Both girls nald they were moved to burn thq
building by th love of excitement mid a desire -
sire to see a big blaze. When the justice got
the confession he did not let them think they
were going to bo p.unishcd , but as soon aa
they finished ho committed them to the town
lockup. On the way there Henrietta broki
away from the ofllcor and led him a merry
chase half n mile. When overhauled aha
fought Ilko a maniac and had to bo carried
to a coll.
irPEARS' Ti0 ! Great English Complexion SOAP.-Soid Everywhere. '
STBANG & CUM STEAM HEATING GO ,
Steam and Hot Water Heating and Ventilating
Apparatus and Supplies.
Engines , Boilers , Steam Pumps , Etc.
HIMEBAUGH & TAYLOR ,
Hardware and Cutlery ,
Mechanic * ' 'JLoola , Vine lironzo liulltleri' Qootti anil Buffal9
1405 Douglas St. , Omaha.
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