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TWENTIETH. YEAH. OMAHA , MONDAY MORNING , JANUARY 20 , 1801 , NUMBER 210.
SHOW THEIR HANDS AGAIN ,
An Underhand Move is Made to Secure
Statutory Prohibition ,
ORGANIZING FOfl THE ONSLAUGHT ,
IjcclHlntors Askeil to Commit Thorn-
fielvcHut Iteil llilihoii Ilnll-KiMia-
tor Jllll Kxplodi'B n IJomb
Binulny In Nebraska.
LINCOI.V , Neb. , Jan. 25. [ Special Tele
gram to Tut' Hr.ii.J Ills now apparent that
thu prohibitionists are using every effort to
capture the legislature and have statutory
prohibition passed , They nro organizing sys
tematically for the onslaught. W. B. John
son , the follow wno culled together the gang
of toughs thnt managed the Hnmhlo I5co Is
hero nnd is closeted with Clark Hobblns. In
ix dny or two the notorious Helen Cougar will
bo hero buttonholing the legislators.
rouny , after strenuous efforts , a number of
the nllianco legislators were induced to at
tend the prohibition meeting nt lied Hlbbcn
hall , At a time previously arranged the
law-makers were called on to make
speeches. Senator Alodio of Hcd Wil
low mndo n regulation harrangue.
Senator Hill of Ailams wns called on nnd ho
nstonlshcd the crowd present by declaring
that it was not manly or fair to attempt to
sudillo statutory prohibition on thostutonfter
n grail majority of the people had by their
votes declared that they were opposed to it.
The long haired brothers imcl short haired
sisters hissed the speaker , but the senator
bus been busy all evening shaking hands
with persons who conpllmonted him on the
manly stand ho took.
Affairs ut AM iliuid.
ASIIMND , Neb , Jan. 25. [ Special Tele
gram to Titn TlnK. ] Ashland camp No. D ,
Independent Order ot Oddfellows , have re
cently Installed the following officers : John
R , Bald win , chief patriarch ; Shaler Wells ,
hlfih priest ; J. T. Augtio , senior Warden ;
Harry Sanders , Junior warden , H. J , Doom ,
Bcrlbo ; F. 0. Chainborlln , ilnnnclnl scriuo ;
S. B. Hull , treasurer , nnd H. J. Doom ns in-
The four-year-old daughter of Conrad
Whermnnn was kicked in the head by a horse
last Saturday afternoon , and died from her
injuries in a few hours.
The following officers of Ivy lodge No. 02 ,
Knluhts of Pythias , were installed Tuesday
evening by H. Dexter , district doputv , as-
lifted V A. H. Gould : W. C. Llrldloy ,
chancellor commander ; John H. Augho , pre
late ; James Warbritton , master at arms ; W.
W. Crane , keeper of records and seal ; A. H.
Gould , master of exchequer ; U. Dexter , mas
ter of finance ; John Granger , Inner guaul
and Wr.fili Augho , outer guard , The vice
chnnccllor-ulect Joe Hutchison being absent
will be Installed Tuesday evening.
On tlio Way Home.
FIICMOXT , Nob. , Jan. 23. [ Special Telo-
- pram to TUB Iii.J ) : Two train loads of
= > " soldiers came down from Pine Hidgo this
afternoon over the Klkhorn , nnd were trans
ferred nt this point to the Union Pacific for
Fort Illloy , ICnii. The men nro all of the
Seventh cavalry , The first section consisted
' of four troops In command of Major White-
sldo , accompanied by Colonel Forsvtho. The
second section consisted of a battery In
charge of Captain Cnpron und four troops ,
under Captain Ilsloy. The. men expressed
themselves ns glad to return to their posts
ngain , hut the prevailing sentiment nmong
them was thnt they woulil bo i-allcdback to
the agency again in the spring , believing the
difficulty has not yet been settled.
A I'opulnr Minister.
Cnnri : , Nob. , Jnn. 25. [ Special Telegram
toTnr. BUR.I Hov. C. T. Urady , rector of
Trinity Memorial Episcopal church of this
city , has handed his resignation to the vestry
of the church , having accepted a call to the
rectorship of Scdnlia , Mo. , parish , the fc.'rth
largest parish In Missouri. The parish hero ,
by the retirement of Kov , Brady , loses the
most popular and learned minister Crete ever
had the fortune to call her own ; but the nd-
A'aucoment of so young n minister to so hlt-h
imposition ns rector of Sedalia parish Is grati
fying to the whole congregation hmo. Hov.
Ilrudv takes with him the esteem and love of
u- Tailor * Full.
Knuixnv , Nob. , Jan. 25. [ Special Tele
gram to Tim Bcn.J Last night , at the regu
lar hour of closing the store , the First Na
tional bank quietly took possession of the
stock of John Thompson & Son , merchant
tailors and gents' furnishers. The amount
of the chattel mortgage is $1,003. The liabil
ities , when all claims nro tiled , will amount
to several hundred dollars. Tno ussots will
probably Invoice fSKK ( ) . Dull trade tbo past
low months and poor collections arc assigned
ns the cause of failure.
Work ol' liiupiulnrtcH. |
Gr.Nr.VA , Nob. , Jan. 25. ( Spachl Telegram -
gram to TnuBm : . ] Fire was discovered in
the now residence of F. B , Donojthorp In th <
cast part of town last night nt about 11
o'clock. Uoforo It coulil bo got under contro !
the nnpcr story was hudlv damaged. There
is no doubt but what the rtro was incendiary ,
ns there had been no lira in the bousa thai
dny , since noon. Loss , S iOtl ; insurance $ ltXH
in the Southern California.
A llrutnl Father.
Kn\USLV , Jvob. , Jan , 25. [ Special Tolo
pram to Tin : HIK. : | The Jury this mornltif
returned n verdict of guilty in the state v ;
Ilnmbln Brown , a farmer who lived neai
lAtuhoi'st , sixteen mites north of Kearney
The crlmo was assault on his fonttoeii-\oar
old daughter. The crime was committed las
February. Brown's wife is now in the in
tmno asylum at Lincoln by reason of nlmsi
from bur husband.
Young Farmers Arrested ,
Ovnmox , Neb" . , Jan. 21. Iluuh Carr am
Charles Brown , two young farmers llvlnt
near hero , were arrested by the sheriff o
Phelps rouuty today and taken to Holdregr
They nro supposed to belong to nn organize !
pang who have been operating In 1) iwson ,
Phelps anil Buffalo counties for the pas
, IJMK/V' .
The Story of Ills Drowning In tin
Bunko Itlvrr Dciiifd.
LCWISTOX , Idaho , Jan. 25. [ Special Tele
ram to Tin : HKI : . ] The startling rumor ha
boon brought la hero by n ranchman name
Snnford thatKobcrt liny Hamiltonwho\vn
reported to have been drowned in the Snak
river while hunting last June , is still allv
unit enjoying good health. Sanford bays h
learned this from inon who worked on th
Himillton-Bargcnt ranch. From their remark
lie gleaned that there was n cloud upon Han
Jltoii's llfo und ho framed to appear to th
world that ho wns dead , Tlio corpse of
man who very much resembled HiimiKo
vas secured anil placed In the river , where !
was found and ttio Information given out thr
ho wns dead. The laborers said seven
prominent people were in the secret the
Hamilton was still living , nnd that ho tin
feono either to Australia or Alaska under u
nssumed naino ,
- Dynnmlta ( ' 'It-mi * In West
A. niA'criei nV. . Va. , Jnn. 25. The fourt
instance In which houses In this vicinity hav
Iwon blown up with dyimmito occurred hoi
) ut uight , The borne ot J nines Collint we
demolished Thursday ntjrht , Moses Henry's
store was partially wrecked the same night
nnd William Honn's dwelling demolished tmtl
several persons injured. Three arrests have
been inuilo. The town is terrorized" .
IVcNlnrncrH In Chlongo.
Citicioo , Jan. 3.V ISpsclnt Telegram to
Tun Br.K. ] Among the westerners in the
city today were the following !
At the Grand l'aclllo-1-Vancls C.Gmblo , J.
J. Jobstand H. C. 13. Brown. Omaha.
At the Palmer Mr. and Mrs. John Mar
shall , Fremont ; L. F. Weeks , Omaha.
A m\S.tT10\Afi : liJWIXIJKAT.
Mlltnn i'ootlf , Jr.t of St. Joseph Mar
ries n Crmntry Girl.
ST. JO IPII : , Mo. , Jan. 25. Milton Tootle ,
Jr. , son of the Into Milton Tootle , heir of
tfiiOOO.uOO , is reported to have eloped with
Hello ( ioldcn , the fifteen-year-old daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Golden , who llvo on a farm
three miles from St. Joseph. The young lady
la a very pretty blonde , and fairly well edu
cated. Her mother snvs that she was
married to young Tootlo Monday last , with
her full consent , by 11 minister of the city ,
the marriage license having been procured in
nn adjoining city. None of Tootlo's friends
know nnvthlng of his -Jove for the pretty
little country girl , and they refuse to bollovo
that ho is married. Ho loft the city ten days
ngo , and , unknown to his friends , returned
and visited Ml.ss Golden Sunday Last Mon
day they were married , according to the
statement of the girl's mother , nnd Tuesday
they loft for a wedding trip. The report of
the marriage has created a profound sensa
tion throughout the city. Tootlo having been
n leader la wealthy social circles.
A 1,1 , .IT Si.l.
The South Dakota Senatorial Situa
tion Canvassed on All SldfM.
PiuiuiK , S. D. , Jan. US. [ Special Telegram
to Tin : Bii.l : The senatorial situation has
been the nil-absorbing topic hero today.
Pretty nearly everybody is at sea. Tie in
dependents nnd democrats are feeling Jubi
lant , whllo the republicans do not know ex
actly what their plan of action will bo or
what they can do. Ono thing is certain the
Moody-Pottlgrew faction will fight it out to
the last , o.xpecting , if they RO down , to como
up another day. The question now isV bo
will get the senatorial plum } Moody will
stay until it is settled , hoping for a favorable
turn or deadlock that will leave the election
to appointment by the governor , There nro
n minority of republicans who have decided
to leave Moody" and vote for their choice
regardless of the caucus , under what they
call the Massachusetts rule , voting1 always
for some republican and hoping to find some
candidate ucceptablo to the independent party
in this ivny. This brealt willoccur tomorrow
or next dav at the farthest. This will leave
Moody about forty-live votes. It Is doubtful
if they will ho successful. If not , they stand
ready to return to Moody at any time ho can
he elected. Mellette , Picston , Melville ,
Matthews , Young , Palmer and others will
receive their votes. The combine , with ten
additional majority , gained by the un
seating of Lawrence county mem
bers , is grinding nwav and with
little prospect of coming to nn early ngreo-
tnpiit , although there Is no telling what may
happen. Speaker Seward arid Harden are
prospective candidates for receiving the
democratic votes , but it is exceedingly doubt
ful if they can. The deadlock Is likelyto
continue. Exciting times'nro expected in
tno house tomorrow when the brioery com
Flotli Continent of Success.
Turr.ic. , .Knn. , Jan. 25. [ Special Tele-
grain to TUB Ucu.l The alliance legislators
haviTbeeiVltfcancus all day for-tho purpose
of Itceping their men in line on the senatorial
fight. Senator Ingalls has likewise been
busy and both the peoples' party nud the re
publican politicians appear confident of suc
cess. The lower house clootion committee
will report tomorrow , unseating two republi
cans nnd giving the alliance members their
place. This will glvo the nlllanco 91
votes on Joint ballot nnd reduce the republi
can vote to 03. The two republican senators
who have deserted Mr. Ingalls still declare
their determination to fight him to the bitter
The Grand Army posts have
taken up the Senator Ingalls fight and are
sending men to the city with petitions , de
manding his return. Ira F. Collins , com-
mander-ln chief of the Grand Army for the
| tntc. Is hero nnd President Livingstone of
the Now York alliances , wtso figured in the
Georgia senatorial election , is dso in the
city. Livingstone has letters in his posses
sion to prove that tbo southern branch of the
farmers' nlllanco Is opposed to all pension
legislation. The ten democrats in the legis
lature will give a complimentary voo to Gov
ernor Gllck of Atchison , if their votes are
not needed to defeat lugalls.
Senator In galls bases his hopes on the abil
ity of the Grand Army posts to force the old
soldier legislators from the alliance ranks. A
number of the alliance men have been coquet
ting with the republicans in the hope that
money might be ofl'ea-d them , but the scheme' '
v/as discovered in time to spoil a possible sen
sation. J. W. Uridcnthall , a real estate agent
of Labelto county and John 1 \ Willltts , a re
cent alliance candidate for governor , appear
to have the insldo track today. Elder , the
speaker of thu house , has practically dropped
out of the nice.
Stories have been circulated within the al
liance ranks charging him with treachery
and it has had a notable effect on his candi
In summing up the situation tonight Jerry
Simpson said : l > The alliance members may
fight nmong themselves , but none of them
will ovci- to Iiignlls.
ovcigo Ninety-two men
have pledged themselves against him and that
is nil there is to it. "
Speaker Elder said , today , that by no pos-
slblo means could Ingalls bo ro elected.
Nlnetv-ono members , ho said , were In honor
Pound to vote against Ingalls , and ho had no
doubt that tlio two members to bo seated In
the place of republicans would also give
tnuir pledges to the sumo offwt. It was at
last night's caucus that these pledges were
given. After various candidates had pressed
their claims it was decided to defer balloting
until Monday , but n resolution was adopted
nnd signed by all tbo members declaring that
the subscribers to the document would vote
to the last against Ingalls.
Thn Illinois Senatorial Struggle ,
. Si'iiiNnnin.p , 111. , Jnu. 25. Heprcsentutlvc
Adams is bolter today und ills believed lie
, will soon fully recover. The three F. JM , B ,
A , rcpresentntlvos nro today as firm as ever in
it tnclr determination to stand by Streetor and
in their agreement with the party leaders
not to allow tholr votes to make
& quorum , Cockrcll said , todav that sooiun
or later n man of their choice will bo made
United States senator. Hepresentativo Mnoit
expressed tbo same sentiment and said
"Strcetcr is our choice , from llrst to last. "
The senatorial campaign opened moro earn
cstly than over this week. Ex-Covernoi !
Oglesby has been nt his homo in Kllduirt foi
several days. Ills campaign has beoi :
in thu hands ot the steering com
mlttee , who , whllo they have coiv
suited him in regard to each move , have
do ponded largely upon their own Judgment
Hut the ex-governor will bo aown hero to
morrow r.nd remain hero during the wccli
nml probably until the tight conies to un cm.
unil take nn active pirt in the contest.
General Palmer hns received calls frou
larvo numbers of democrats every day in hi ;
ofllco , nnd to each and all of them ho expresses
presses his utmost confidence In the outcomi
of the struggle. The democrats rvlygrcntlj
upon his Judgment , nnd scarcely a move ii
mauo without llrst consulting him and sccur
ing his decision.
Filial Collision on tlm Northern Pnrlflt
flltnr , Mont. , Jan. 25. In a collision 01
tlie Northoiu 1 'aciHe today II , W , Lord o
Devil's Lake , N , D. , was killed and.elgh
others badly Injured. Lord was a meinbe
of congress from Michigan bofete ( 'Oiug ti
A THREAT WITHOUT FORCE ,
Democratic Opposition to Appropriation
Bills Will Be of No Avail ,
SPEAKER REED SEES THE WAY CLEAR.
Tlic Ciovcrnmoit Printing Ollloo Uc-
coin UK More and More Kxpoii-
Hlvo Copies of the 1'Vdcral
WASIHXOTOS Btmn.vuTitn OMUU Bnn , )
518 FOUIITEBNTII STIIKnT , , V
WAPIIINCITOX , D. C. , Jan . 25. |
"There It ono threat the democrats nro
making against the adoption of tbo elections
bill which can have no force , " says Speaker
Uecd , "nud that Is against the appropriation
bills. The democrats may consume the tlmo
to lie devoted to the appropriation bills by
filibusteringagainst the elections bill , but wo
will have money for the next flsc\tyear. Wo
can force n , joint resolution tbrough both
bouses in nn hour , if necessary , giving an
extension of alt the general appropriations ,
mid this wo will do If the worse comes to the
worst. Thcro will bo no need of an extra
COST or OOVCUXMEST rniNT.ixo.
The proposition of an engraving and print
ing firm to do the work performed at the
bureau of engraving and printing In this city
for $200,000 a year less than it now co its the
government , while not practical , has called
attention to the enormous cost of printing of
nil kinds for the government. The expense
of running the government printing ofllco
now foots up millions of dollars each year.
And what Is moro it is annually increasing
in cost , The work is unquestionably done ns
cheaply as it can bo done , hut attention is
called to tbo fact that the grade of worlc is ,
in most Instances , too high.
A thousand copies of every bill Introduced
in either bouse is published , for the use of
representatives and senators and the accom
modation of the committees and the public.
Many half the aggregate of the bills hove
editions of fifteen hundred , and hundreds of
them have editions running away up in tbo
thousands. The McKlnloy tariff bill had
editions aggregating probably twcnty-fivo
thousand copies. Three-fourths of the bills
are of a private character , and fifty copies
would bo ample. Tbo same maybe sad | of
the reports of committees.
But it is not the number of copies of bills ,
committee reports and the like that arc
piintcd which bring up the unnecessary ex
penses. It is the grade of printing. The finest
of calendared book paper Is used. The press
work , which of course ought always to bo
good , is perfect , and tbo greatest caroand expense -
penso Is exercised oven with useless orders
of congress and the heads of executive de
partments. Calf , morocco and cloth binding
is used for documents and hooks printed by
the million , and which find their way to
the Junk dealer. There appears to
be unlimited recourse upon the government
printing office , and men who know nothing
about printing or binding and cnro less about
Us cost order the finest work for tbo most
ordinary cases. This waste of money and
tlmo is not in any decree tbo fault of the gov
ernment printer. , Ho has no power. Ho
must do what ho is directed to do. Congress
orders millions of dollars' worth of. work
oacuTycar , "and" thq ex"ecutlvd" dopiirtraehts'
either have largo printing oillccs of tholr owner
or carte blanche upon the government
printer , Congress pays for It all , ana no ono
cares for the cost.
Then there are hundreds and bundroJs of
thousands of dollars worth of stationery used
in the departments every year. A superior
quality Is nearly always used where on In
ferior quality would suffice. No practical
rules of economy are exercised. The sta
tionery branch of the treasury department is
as largo as most extensive wholesale paper
houses in the great cities of the country.
Thcro is no such thin ? as nil the depart
ments and tbo government printing office
buying at ono time , so ns to got the
lowest prices. Each department goes upon
Its own hook.
It has been suggested that there should bo
a printing mid stationery board appointed ,
which shall have absolute charge ot all the
printing done bv the government ; which
shall determine in the absence of a congres
sional order what grade of paper anrt work a
class of printing shall have , how many copies
shall bo printed and when , the cl.iss of bind
ing and nil that sort of thing , and it sliall
make an annual report to congress , so that
cost , of printing , binding and stationery shall
ho known. Tbo board , it is argued , should
buy all the paper and iuk used , and it should
bo bought In ns largo and cheap lots as pos
sible , so as to get the greatest economy.
COPIK3 Or THE COXSTITUT1OX SOAKCC.
Strange as it may appear , a few days ago n
congressman received a letter from a school
boy constituent asking him for a copy of the
constitution of the United States. Naturally
enough tbo congressman thought it the easi
est thing In tbo world to got and turning
over the letter to a page ho directed him to
go the document room and brim ; him the
constitution. The page went to the document
room and after remaining there for an
hour returned with the Information , startling
enough , that thorn was not n copy of the con
stitution of the United States to bo bad.
Somewhat chagrined , the congressman him
self maUo a search , and the result is that ho
is still searching for the constitution of the
United States , for , remarkable ns it may ap
pear , in all the millions upon millions of books ,
pamphlets , reports and publications that nro
issued year after year by the United States
government , there is not among all this mass
of lltcrutuio a copy of the document upon
which this government was founded. Tbo
public document rooms teein with
publications on every subject on the
face of the earth and below the
srrfaco of ttio sea , but nowhere Is the con
stitution. It is true that the constitution ,
along with Jefferson's manual and u "Digest
of the Rules and Practices of .the Houso" Is
found in a book bearing that name , but this
is qutta a bulky book , and being issued only
for the use of the congressmen themselves ,
cannot , of course , bo Included , It would ccr-
tuinly seem that with a printing olllco cm-
ploying about throa thousand men day and
night an hour's tlmo might bo taken sometime -
time to set up and print In convenient form
the constitution of the United Status , and a
motion tu that effect will ho offered in con
gress within the next few days.
PEMOCIHTIC GOSSIP A1IOUT CUSVULAND.
The election of Mr. Hill to the United
States senate has again started a round of
presidential gossip in connection with Mr.
Cleveland. A number of domocratlo con
gressmen were sitting together in a cloak
room yesterday dlbpussing the pncullnr fact
tnat while the managers of the democratic
party , from the smallest congressman up to
the leaders of the party , nro solidly against
Mr. Cleveland their constituents are Just as
i solidly for him. Said ono democrat from
Pennsylvania : "I control my district com
pletely , and I can nml will have myself
elected to the next convention. I shall sco
to It that everything is arranged very
i ir.oothly , and if possible 1 will go
to that convention totally uninstructed ,
which will mean that I will go there against
Mr. Cleveland. Hut I know nt thostuno llmo
that II , Just , about as wo are to adjourn , some
idiot constituent of mine should got up and
cry out , 'I move that our delegate bo in
structed for Cleveland , ' that nothing on earth
will prevent mo from being so Instructed by
acclamation , and dcspito my contempt for
the man I will have to go as a delegate for
An Indiana congressman who was sitting
by nnlrmed this opinion , and added ! "Much
ns I know Mr. Voorhces despises Mr , Clovo-
hind and completely as I know him to have
the Indiana delegation to the convention at
his command , I know nt the snmo tlnio that
the same thing would happen if someone
breathed the name of Clovoluud In the con-
vuutlou , uud despite his personal feeling'
Mr. Vorhec * would have to load n Cleveland
delegation to thcconvcntioii. "
A Allssourian added > ' 'Mr. Dochcry did
not set , his foot lusido ttfoAvhlto house six
months after Mr. Cleveland entered 1U Ho
never concealed tils dlsllkd for Mr. Cleveland
and made no olTort to hide dissatisfaction nt
his defeat , and yet for the very name reasons ,
that are given above It would surprise no ono
to see Mr. LJoekcry go to the convention In
structed for Cleveland. Fortunately for nil
of us , the convention Is still a year off and
Mr. Cleveland's eownrdlrsllcticooa the all-
vcr question , his cowardlco during the re
cent campaign , and his coatlnucd self-vaunt
ing and self-assertion of the victory will , I
hope , bring about the proper revulsion of
feeling. At the same time , I do not hcllovo
Mr. Hill can bo the candlclato ; but ho can , nt
least , prevent Mr. Cleveland being so. "
OMAHA imlDOK nlUi t'ltOSTrCTS.
As there is no morning business being done
in the senate now and a deadlock-exists , a
report cannot bo submitted on the Oinnnn
bridge bill tilt the ulcction3 > Ul is disposed of
in some way. '
MEN WHO PUAW TWO SlLAIlir.S.
It is bcllovcd that if the resolution of
Representative Evans of Tennessee ' , calling
for a list of tno men on tho.'roll of the army
and navy , together with . n showing as to
their whereabouts and occupations , is sent to
congress It will create somewhat of n sensa
tion.Tho statement Is mndo .that one-third of
these men are now drawing two salaries from
the government. There Is n statutory law
which prohibits persons from drawing moro
than ono salary at a tlmo from the govern
ment ; but another makcs.oxceptloiiB of men
on the retired list-of thearmy. This was
done to cover the dotnond'for retired ofilccra
to act as postmasters in some roinoto locali
ties , and in n few instances to permit them to
fill minor positions In the exccutlvo depart
ment's ; but no ono over dfpumcJ that this
class of men would risoup. in such numbers
as to.bo . potent rivals to tbo" veterans of the
Into' war who s6uk appointments under the
government. Such Is the fact , however.
In almost every instance the retired officers
were given appointments Uncivil life on ac
count of their services during the late war ,
and in no Instance wns the 'act known to the
appointing power that they were already
drawlnir a salary from the Rovornment as re
tired officers. Strange to , BD.V , no private or
corporal on the retired list can bo found
serving Uncle Snm in a olvif position. They
are all officers , who have 'salaries ' ample as
retired officers to give thorn a competence
which should satisfy their , desires. This is
the feature of the practice which the vet
erans , who have raised the row , object to ,
and upon which they demand that tbo men
drawing pay as retired officers of the army
and navy shall glvo up ono or the other of
their salaries. If the privates , whoso
pay on the retired list ; is small , were
mjoylng these salaries extra It is safe to say
.hat although the principle was reprehensible
ottiiug would bo said lu'cojnpjaint.
It has been said that this protest airainst
men drawing two salarlcsvto tbo exclusion of
Isablcd soldiers and sailors who have neither
'Cnsion ' nor retired pay , came from the fact
.hat General Kosecrans ; register of the
.rcasury , is drawing JVOOn year from his
uvil ofllco and the pay of a major general on
ho retired list , and ho is a democrat and
should give way to a poor republican who has
lone of these emoluments' . Hut not so. The
discovery was first made tlftit retired officers
ivcro filling a lot of tbo good places
'n the departments by republl-
an congressmen who sought posl-
, ions for their soldier constituents , and the
alter made the demand of the house that a
provision bo made in the army appropriation
bill compelling these men to vacate one of
' ; neir salaries , nud thlr was done. An effort
s beliifr made to have th $ senate committee
MI appropriations , Senator Allison of Iowa
chairman , to have thls'amouJment stricken
out. Kcmnrkublo as It raayBeem"tho } retired
ifllcers nro working theJri/acinfluenco to de-
'cut the nmondmont. whpti4 tb'c solo object In
keeping it in the bill is 10 give places to fol-
dlors.vwbo-.havo'hu'meoli BfJ support. ' .The-
principle involved is n popular one , and it
, vlll attract much attention , before passed
upon. * '
" Grant Gllck " th'i with
"Ulysses , man many
aliases , last week charged With various cou-
tldcnco games , and who Is supposed to bo the
man who worked Omaha recently , ha ? been
released on a technicality. "Gllck" has.becn
pretending to sell enclycopodlas out seems to
have been successful in working off ! spurious
E , J. Morton of Des Molnes is nt the Na
tional , and Henry T. Oxnard , the sugar
; nnnufacturer of Grand Island , is at the A'r-
It is believed that this congress will bo
productive of moro hills than any of Us pre
decessors. There have been li ) , _ > 0 bills and
273 joint resolutions introduced , of
which 111,515 have been reported
from committees to the house. The
per cent of measures introduced which will
become laws will bo u littlo1 larger in this
than in the lust congress , r.lthough not moro
than 8 per cent of the aggregate measures
will appear upon the statutes.
Free silver colnuRO is seldom referred to at
the capital now. The disclosures by tbo sil
ver pool Investigating committee are believed
to have elfecturlly defeated , consideration of
the senate bill. It is said the president
would veto it should It bo adopted , and wives
as bis grounds for refusing endorsement the
fact that it is a speculative measure , Intended
to advance the Interests of certain gentle
men in congress.
It is not believed hero that
the upper branch ot the Illinois
legislature will pass the resolution of its
lower bouse instructing tbo representatives
and senators in congress to vote acalnst the
election bill on the ground , that the south
threatens to boycott the world's fulr if the
bill becomes a law. It is stated that should
this resolution bo adopted by the legislature
and followed by tbo Illinois inon in congress
the bill could not be passed ) as it would not
have moro than two or throe majority in the
sc'nato , with the support tit Senators Far-
well and Cullom , and the vote of the dele
gation in the house would' ' . , dofeut the bill
there by a good mnjoilt/ , The threat of n
southern boycott is considered a bluff ,
although it must DO acknowledged on every
hand that the election blll.has . lost ground
rapidly for several da vs , and'its success In
the senate is very improbable , while many
of Its friends In the house declare it can
not pass that body again.
It is not believed that the shipping bill will
bo passed by the houso. The opposition is
Just strong enough , It. seems , < with the blocK-
nrto of business incident to the anticipated
passagoof the elections and ( yo coinage bills ,
to defeat the consideration bf any subsidy
General Georgq O. Jones , the national
greenuacker , is hero working against the
elections bill , on the ground thnt it is widen
Ing the breach between the north and south
Ono can understand the Ihnucnco ho i ;
yielding upon republicans -wion | it is statei
that ho has announced himself in favor o :
pensioning the ov-confedorates along will
the federal soldiers , for the purpose of takuu
a long stop toward blottlnifout the sectlona
prejudice which 1s the blino ol our instltu
tlons. f i
The hous.0 committee on postoftlccs and pos
roads having abandoned one of Iti weekli
meetings , very little hope /entertained / h ;
Postmaster ticnoml Wannraaker for n repor
on the postal telegraph hill. A Innjo numbo
of republicans nro urging'ttmt n report hi
made for tbo bill in any ovtfnt , as It will mor <
dellnitcly commit the part/ for postal tele
craph , which is to bo 'Jhampionod by tn <
party n your hence. Jfciwv S. UCATH.
A Supposed Murderer Found.
WHEEI.INO , W. Va. , Jan * . 25. A man call
Ing himself John StcvCns , but u ho is be
llovcd to bo S. A. Shaw , wanled for the nun
dur of James Hocors in Jersey county , 111
nois , hut summer , has been found In a cav
near Urccn Briar White Sulphursprlngs an
locked up. Ho has been living in tbo cav
since September , goingout nt night when hi
food ran low. With htm was captured a sc
of burglar tools , a Winchester rifle , n rove
ver , lour knives and otherarms , also a ( juan
Ity of fine dry-poods. lie claims tobuv
killed a no ro ut Ifiutou , this state.
Fifty-t\\o 1C llml uv nn KvploHion.
BKKMX , Jan. av Fifty-two porsous wei
killed by an explosion ut tbo Hibernian co
llcry at Gllkonk < rcucii yesterday.
IOWA AT THE WORLD'S ' FAIR ,
She Will Have an Exhibit Owditablo to the
Enterprise of Her People.
_ _ _ _ _
THE STATE HOHTICULTURAL SOCIETY.
A Magnificent Display of Prtilts at the
( Ion Itciii'irknblo
Mildness of Liovo.
Dss MOINP.I , In. Jan. 25. ( Special to Tun
UER.J Iowa Is determined to make as good n
showing at the world's fair ai any of hnr
neighbors , with the possible exception of
Illinois , and In some things the Ilawkoyc
state expects to excel all competitors. A
splendid commission of some of the state's
most progressive men has been appointed
niul an lown man , Mr. W. I. Huchauaa of
Sioux City , will have charge of the agricul
tural department of the national exhibit.
The legislature has already appropriated
O.OOO as a working capital for the coming
year , and there is no doubt a liberal appro
priation will bo made at tlia session of the
general assembly next winter , for the state
will then bo out of debt with n heavy cash
balance in the treasury , in which condition
she Is today and constantly growing mow so ,
and nothing less than $ 0,003 to § .V)0OOJ ) , will
probably bo thought of to enable- the stnto to
make a good showing. Mr. P. f I. Chnso of
Cedar Falls is ono of the commissioner. Ho
has had many years experience in
ills connection with the loiva state
fair , is in hearty sympathy with
the objects of the world's fair ,
and ono of the most active of the Iowa board.
In an interview a few days ago ho expressed
himself as follows !
"In the first place , " said ho' , "wo must have
a liberal appropriation from the next legisla
ture. Over half a million Iowa people will
visit the fair , and I don't want them to bo
ashamed of their exhibit. When all the people -
plo coma to understand this matter and the
Importuned of It to the state there will be n
general demand for an adequate appropria
tion. I know of a number of counties where
the candidate * for the legislature will have
to pledge themselves for a liberal world's ' fair
appropriation before they are elected ; not
that I want or expect the question to bo taken
Into politics , for that would bo very unfortu
nate. The principal work of the Iowa com
mission this year , wl th the limited mums at
its c ommanil , will bo to get the fair thor
oughly represented to the people nud have
the var ious organized interests thoroughly
aroused to their worlc. With this end in
view I have visited all the state meetings
that have been held hero and asked the or
ganizations to co-oporato with us. From nil
of them I have received Uio most cordial as
surances of assistance. "
"What organizations will there bo ? " was
' That has not been determined upon yet ,
but it will not bo made in a haphazard way.
It is a great mistake to take any list of
county officers and innlco them commissioners
without investigation Into thoirspuutal fit
ness. There are In every county some men
Who arc willing to tnko hold of this business
and look after It well and wo are going to try
.to find tncso men , I think there are men
who'wlll feel enough interest in the work1 to
do it for little or no cash compensation. Our
commission will hold n meeting in IJei
Molnes , Wednesday. February 4 , when all
the committees , neads of bureaus , etc. , will
bo appointed. "
TUB IOWV IIOllTICUI.TUIHSTS.
The twenty-fifth annual meeting of the
state horticultural society has been held the
past week in this city , as has been noted in
those dispatches. The standing of Iowa as
nn apple state could hardly bo bettor demon
strated than by the magnificent displays ol
the fruit made in the basement of the stnto
house , whore the nicotines were _ held. Prob
ably the best displays , both as to variety and
quality , were made by Mills and M.ibaska
countlus. The former county exhibit
showed several hundred kinds of apple
In charge of Messrs. J. W. Murphy and J. H ,
Ewing. The former gentleman is a neighbor
of Attorney General Stone , who has a farm
of over five thousand acres on which ho , has
had 45,000 trees and bus just added 10,000
more. This makes the largest orchard in
tue state , and the attorney general expects
soon to bo able to gather from It 100QUO bush
els yearly. Mills county carried oft the
honors at Atlantic recently , 1'ottawattamlo
county being n close competitor. Malmska
county was on hand us usual with a largo
selection of fruit.
OIIIAT : IIEMOIOUS REVIVALS.
Ono of the most remarkable religious re
vivals known la southern Iowa has been
transpiring nt Crcston the past two weeks
under tbo guidance of Kov. C.V. . IHodgott
and others ol the Methodist church. A week
ago today 110 were received into the church in
a bunch and the evening following twenty-
two moro were added , while hundreds moro
were seeking ; the licbt. Seventy railroad
men conductors , engineers and brnkemcn-
wlth their wives , and many with tholr chil
dren , were at the altar at ono tlmo.
When the nicotine had been in progress
little moro than a week there had been ! iK ( )
convictions and 200 conversions. The Con
gregational church has joined with the
Methodists in seeking souls to save. Tim
meetings have continued with unabated in
terest all week. Ono evening the entire choir
of forty voices wns at the ultnr and all but
ouo converted. It is said that there are now
moro prayers ascending from the Chicago ,
Uurlmgton & Quincy railway shops and.
trainmen in one day than hereto
fore were sent up in n whole year ,
and it has been an affecting scene to sco
engineers pleading with conductors and vice
versa to become Christians. Many of the
most prominent business men have been
reached. \Vednesdaynlgbtthonew con
verts , some 2flO In number , gathered at the
altar and sent up a united prayer for the con
version ot tbo entire city. Oldest Methodists
say they never taw anything like it ,
Tno people of Ogden huvo also been greatly
stirred by a religious r.wakening , and lust
Sunday fifty-two persons were admitted to
membership in the Congregational church ,
sixteen of them being leading business men.
Evangelist D. M. Ilartsough conducted the
THE IOWA a. A. it.
The * members of the state council of
administration of the Grand Army of
tno Kopuhlio held a meeting In Mar-
shnlltown last week. They comprise the
business members of the order , and their
work consists In part of auditing bills , sug
gesting points for reports and nrranglng-for
thu next encampment. It was decided to
hold the next state cncammncnt'ln Uubuquo
April 11,15 aim 10 next. As the U rand Army
was mainly instrumental In establishing the
boldlors' homo It exercises a sort of guardian
ship over it , and the mcotiiiK was held hereto
to visit nnd inspect It. The members who
looked thiough the homo were highly pleased
with what they saw and learned whllo there.
There nro rv number of candidates for the
ofllco of commander for * the ensuing year , the
moro prominent being Col , J. J. Steadman ol
Council llluffs , Hon. Phil Schnller of Sac
City and Charles M. Davidson ot Hull , und
there promises to bo a lively contest.
SAP I'.NDIXO or A JOKI : .
Miss Lydia Lanatof Davotumrt Isn mental
wreck c the result of a practical ioko prac-
ticed upon her ut Oconotnowou. Wls The
storv Is that she loved n youutr man when
she met at Oconomowoo during tbo suuimoi
and no amused himself by pretending to levi
her. Ho failed to keep Ills promise to write
her when ho went away , but n number of III ;
young men friends wrote half a dozen tlnio ;
to the girl , signing the name of her whilon
lover nnd urging her to meet him at itllfcren' '
times In Oconomowoi1 , Hho dlu us directed
but her lovur , of course , did not como. Sh <
brooded over her trouble until jho bccurao i
raving mnnlno and was brought homo In that
Tlllllll I'lllTY rllOtUIIITIONlUVNM.
A number of third pirty prohtbltlonists-n
very 9111 ill number have
- boon holdlne moot-
In BS hoio the past week. On Wednesday
there VMS an allowed county convention n't
which thu .solo attondaiico was Just tlvo. On
Thursday there was a pretended state conference -
ferenco at which probablv forty attended ,
mostly citizens of DCS Mollies. Their osten
sible object wns to canvas the situation nnd
sou what ought to bo done for prohibition in
Iowa , but moit of tholr tlmo was occupied
In abuse of the republican party , which
has done nil that has been done for tein-
pcaranco In this stato. Thursday evening
Hess Crank St. John held forth In ono of thu
opera houses and delivered what was pro
nounced a rattling good democratic spcrch.
A mutual admiration meeting was held Fri
day , and the farcical proceedings wound up
in the evening by an address bv National
Chairman Ulrklo. St. John , In an Interview ,
"Wo shall defeat the republican party , the
free whistsy party , put the democratic party
in power anil let them repeal prohibition. It
is no good anyway Then wo shall have
room to organize our party and have only the
ono Issue , the saloon issue. "
IOWA ( lOl.llK.V Hr.PPIXOH.
A notable social event of the past week was
the celebration on Monday evening of the
golilcn wedding anniversary of Jmtoo nnd
Mrs. M. U. Meilenry. Some two hundred
of DCS Molnos most noted and wealthy eiti-
7ons cont'ri'gated for the occasion , and ono of
the best features was that it was a complete
surprise to the hoiiotod couple. Their llrst
wedding occurred at Shelbvville , Ky. . fifty
years ngo , and Kentucky hospitality reigned
supreme on their golden nnnlversarv.
Mr. and Airs. Lemuel Parkhurst of Daven
port colobrutcd their golden wedding on the
18th hist. They have resided at Davenport
for nearly thirty years and have lived the
whole of tholr fifty yoaw of married llfo in
Iowa , a rare thing for u state which is itself
not yet fifty years old.
IMI'OllTKST TVXVTION PECIIIOV.
The famous case of the First National bank
of Albla vs. the city council of Albia , acting
as an cquall/atlon board , which has been
watched with keen interest bvlowa bankers ,
has been decided against tiio plnlnUfls bv
Judge Burton of tbo Second Judicial district" .
The claim of tlio plaintiffs was that , of their
capital stock , $ lt.WK ! ) had been Invested in real
estate , nnd the hank building should have
been deducted from the whole amount , so
that a double tax could not ho levied. In
stead , not qulto half that BUIII
had been deducted by the defend
ants , and plaintiffs consequently alleged
they were compelled to pay double
tax on ? r,000. Tbo Judge bold that the word
"credits" referred only to notes , accounts
nnd other obligations upon which money is
paid and does not mean stock in a corpora-
ation. Several of the plaintiffs' stockholders.
it Is said , had deducted their Individual
debts from the value of their bank stock
when returning their property to the asses
nro SHOTS i-'iiiKn.
A Lincoln tlcportur anil n Silk Trav
eler Klfjuru in a Shooting -crnpe.
LINCOLN' , Nob. , Jan. 25. [ Special to Tin :
BI.IA : misunderstanding of rather long
landing between M. K. Springer , a traveler
for the Hlchardson silk company of Chicago ,
nnd W. J. Byrnes , a reporter , culminated
list night in a shooting scrnpo In which the
alter Is alleged to have flrod two
shots nt the silk man. It seems that Mr.
Bjrncahad boon told that Springer was mak
ing disparaging remarks about his wife , ind
otllcious go-betweens kept the trouble hot
with the result stated. The parties to the
affair llvo in adjoining houses and the shots
were fired from the buck door , according to
Springer's ' story.
_ The police were summoned , but Mr. Byrnes
'considered ' his house his castle nnd held off
the officers nt the point of n revolver Ull n
warrant wns procured.
COMIX : :
Officers Ijoavlnfj Pine ItlilRO
Tor Tlioir Viirlotts Posts.
RUSUVII.I.B , Neb. , .Tan. 25. [ Special Tele
gram to TIIK BIE. : | General Brooke and
Aides Hoe and Trultt , Major Honham , Inspec
tor of small arms practice of the department
of the Platte , nnd Captain I'arnost of the
Eighth Infantry reauhcd hero today from the
camp at Pine Kidgo. They loft tonight for
homo. The general and staff are going to
Omaha in the private car of Mr. Holcoinb fcf
the Union Pacific. Captain Earnest has
served during tbo war as conmiissarv of sup
plies for the Indian prisoners of war and will
stop at his post , Fort Niobrnr.i.
General Miles Is expected from Pine Uldgo
for the cast tomorrow or Tuesday and will
travel In the special car of Mnnugot
Hurt , of the Fremont , Klkhorn & Mlssour
Valley road , which has been hero .several
days waiting for him. The only troops re
maining in the field nro the First infantry ,
the Sixth nnd Ninth cavalry. General Carr
of the Sixth 1ms obtained leave of nbset.co
for two months and will witness the mnr-
rlagoof his son before his return to active
The Second infantry , of Fort Omaha
reached hero today and Is now nwnttitif
transportation. They will leave tomorrow ,
probably in the morning , and reach Omaha
early on Tuesday.
At I'iiin Illilse.
PINT. Kipor , S , I ) . , ( via Uushville , Neb. ,
Jan. 5. ( Special Tcle'grmu to TUB UKI : . ]
General Miles nnd his staff will leave hero
tomorrow morning nt 10 o'clock for G'lileauo
The general has issued nn order for a detach
ment of the Sixth cavalry to accompany
Captain Leo to Hosohud with the Urulcs ant
another to go to Fort Keogh with Captnii
Ewers who will take the Northern Choyennes
thoro. The order instructs the First infan
try to return to California nfter thirty days
of tranquilUy Is maintained and for Colonel
Henry to withdraw his command to Fort
Kouinson at the end of sixty days If the same
condition exists thero.
Colonel Hni'ho IJRUVCS i'or Home.
ItuBitvu.i.n , Nob. , Jan. U5. ISpecial Tele
gram to Tun But' . ] Colonel Dallas P ,
nncho , medical inspector Department of the
Platte , loft tonight for Omaha ,
Wants n Rlinro In I'm ' RHtntc.
IIii.EXA , Mont. , Jan. 25. [ Special Tele
gram to Tun BEE. ] J. F. Hoot of Mulhony ,
Cnl. , has put In claim for a share in the
Davis estate.Ilo says ho Is a nephew of the
dead millionaire. It was found that a tran
script ot all the papers In the case would con
considerable money , and Hoot wns advised to
go to Ilutto and make a personal investiga
tion. None of the papers filed in the ease so
far mention any J. F. Hoot. Henry A. Uoot
Is the only nephew known , and ho Is the
chief contestant against the alleged will.
A Petition I1'roni ( icrninn Workmen.
IIMiiuita , Jan. i5. ! Four thousand unem
ployed workmen hold a meeting today to con
sider measures looking to nn amelioration of
their condition , They resolved to send n
petition to the senate asking that landlords
be prohibited on the next quarter day from
evicting tenants unable to pay their rents ;
also asking that loans of fifty marks ho ad
vanced to destltuto workmen from state
funds , and that poor children in public
schools bo supplied with a hot meal dally.
A IlnltllnitGIovo Flgrit.
ST. LOPIS , Mo. , Jan. 23. [ Special Tele
gram to TUB BEE. ] A light with soft gloves
tooic place at an early hour yesterday in this
city. The principals were "Hcddy" Ilronnnii
nnd Charles Jones. They fought six rattllnt
rounds , when Jones wns knocked out. The
1'itter ' showed himself n clever boxer , bin
Urcnunu forced the lighting from the sUV
and victory unino to him ,
Knhmarlni ) Voloaillu Kruptlim.
t KOMI , Jun. 85- The volcanic disturbances
in thn sea hutwcon Oonca and Spivzia cul
initialed toJaj In aaubmarina volcanic orup
IN A BAD FIX ,
Saturday 1 _ 's ' Storm n Very Disastrous
T for tlio Metropolis.
VIRES PRO , IFED ALL OVER THE CITY ,
OIIH the Oi iloiuiMof Itliimiiintlnit
UjiMioi Nsiiot Spooml
ims to thn I'ollun
K"Br r llijj Fire *
Kiw : Yoitic , .Tnn. 25Tho violent wind and
now storm which vlsltod this city hut night
mil early this morning proved to bo ono of
ho most disastrous to telegraph , telephone
mil eloctrlc wires thnt over visltoil this city. -
olei anil wires are down all over the city
mil many narrow escapes are recorded. Fire
alarm and telephone services -.voro
endcrod nearly useless. A big force
of men was put to work repairing the iiaiu-
igo as early as U o'clock this morning.
5o serious is the condition of nffahs that
jhlof Inspector llyrnes srnt out tbo follow-
ng instructions to nil police captains this
afternoon : "Tho recent storm having lm-
Kilrod the flro telegraph lines , you will In
struct nil officers on patrol that when llrcs
occur , after sending In the alarm in the usual
naiiner from the lire alarm box , to go ut once
o the nearest Hie onglno house and report. "
The city tonight is In darkness save ns far
is gaslight IH concerned. By much delujed
.rains como rcf.orfs of the utter prostration
of all means ot communication In and from all
outlying towns in Now Jersey.
This morning seven hugo telegraph poles
on Fourth avenue were broken off close to
the ground , foiling with n great crush Into a
cut of the Now York Central ralluvul , cf-
rectlvoly blocking the tracks. A passenger
.rain came thundering down the trade and
could only bo stopped viithln a few , feet of
At No. ' . ' 10 East Broadway nn Imnu'iisotrco
foil Into the street and narrowly escaped a
carload of street car passengers. In Its
descent it curried down an immense number
of wires of nil description ,
All the telegraph poles on Seventh nvouuo
from Foity-suventb to Fifty-ninth street nro
lying flat on the pavement.
Heavy poles on Fifty-ninth street anil
Eighth nvcMiuo suffered the sumo fate. Ono
of the poles is Imiitrlng directly over the en
trance porch of , KcKwovclt's hospital , sus
pended by wires.
At tho' corner of Kifty-nmth street niul
Ninth avenue the clnvnteil railway station
is partially crushed hy falling poles ,
At" o'clock In the morning a line of Im
mense poles fell with a crash , carrying not
less than 150 wires and numerous cnnlus , two
inches thick , in which \\ero encased from
forty to seventy-live wires each.
On Chambers street tin elcctilo light wlro
wns carried down by a fnlllngjiolo and stiuck
a conplo of street car hoiaes , killing one of
them instantly. A number fires wcio started
hy electric light wires , but were extinguished
with trilling damage.
At ! o'clock this morning the wind was
blowing at the rate of thirty-live to lorty-flvo
miles per hour.
The Htonn opened in the Gulf of Mexico
Friday and increased in severity until it
reached Capo Hnttenis. It burst upon Now
York at 10:4j : ! last night The ram chmigcd
to snow about midnight and continued
until 10a.m. today , when nine inches had
fallen. It is thought that the blizraril will
not extend moro than u hundred miles Inland.
The Western Union is badly crippled , all the
wires being down but three and those nro
now worked in the western circuit connect
ing Albany , Rochester , Buffalo and Chicago.
The work of repairs will take several days.
Ono thousand men will leave tonight to re
pair tbo Hues.
The storm extended over the ontlru region
from Boston through the lower eastern states ,
southern Now York , Now Jersey , Delaware
and the hulk of Maryland.
At 8 o'clock this morning there were but
few wires running from the Western Union
oflico and nt 0 o'clock nearly every wlro
wns rendered useless. At ono tlmo com
munication with I'hlladelphla , Albany and
lloston wai entirely cut off. The w res to
Albany were the first to resume working ,
which was at 11 o'clock. During the day
telegraphic matter has boon sent hy train
from hero to points in Now ICngland and Now
Jersey to bo forwarded.
Cltv l oa t to tbo Worlil.
JKHSIIT Girr , N. J. , Jan. 25. The .storm
has mndo Jersey City ft burled town. There
is not an effective wlro to bo found either
telegraph or telephone , flro nlnrm or cloctrio
light and save for the sub-.iiarino cables to
New York and Brooklyn the Isolation Is com
plete The amo U true of lloboken. The
Western Union wires are "dead" on the
West Shore railroad , and the only hope south
is said to bo by tbo Now Jersey Central rail
way lino. All the poles on the vast Lackon-
shack mundnwa nro wrecked. Thn entire
police and 11 ro forces of Jersey City uml
lloboken are on duty to tiucllany lire.
The Canadian Cabinet on tlio Itrlnk of
OTTVWA" , Out. , Jau. 2o , [ Special Telegram
to Tiiu Hi'.i : . ] There Is a serious lupturo in
the dominion cabinet just now ami it looks
ns if Sir John Mncilounld was losing the grip
ho bos held over till ministers for so many
years. Until after the cabinet mouting hold
ate yesterday , it certainly looked as if there
was going to bo u ministerial arising. Ou
.he question of dissolution there has been a
iltch , and although a member of the cabinet
said -today that there was ovcry probability
of dissolution , and on early election , nn agree
ment had not yet been reached on that point. "
Sir Hector Lnngcvln and Sir Adolph
Caron are at daggers drawn and do not
exchange the common civilities of political
llfo. It appears that Sir Hector has , on moro
than ono occasion , taken exception to the llfo
Sir Adolph has been leading at the capital ,
and in this way , incuricd the enmity of tbo
minister of war , about whom some interest-
lug and spicy stories nro told. At n meeting
of the cabinet held on Friday , Sir Hector and
Sir Adolph had a voidy warfare , which
nearly ended In blows , and at a re-stilt Sir
Adolph absented himself from the meeting.
Knutorn I'oiuinylvanln VMtod.
HiimiHiiunn , I'a. , Jan. 25. The eastern
part of this state was visited by a severe
snow storm last night and this morning.
Pasjongers from Philadelphia report the
storm ns very severe there , great havoc being
done to telegraph and telephone uiics. and
telegraphic communication Is practically
suspended , _ _
A Woman Jti-HioiinllilP. |
FitANCisro , Jnn , 25. Frank J. Curtin ,
the purser of the steamer Umatllln , which
runs between San Francisco nml 1'ugct
sound , shot himself In a stateroom on the
stoniin-r lust night. A woman is aaid to hava
boon the cause.
KlnnilM In Itntulum.
niii'tfir.i.4 , Jan 25. The wonthor bus mod-
crated , resulting la floods. The Hlver Solno
has iloodod the suburbs to a depth of flvo
feet and the people are being fed from boats.
Llvo block have boon drowned by thousands.
Jan. ' 05. Purnt'll today nd-
drussi'il the liiivott meeting durltig his cam.
palgn , The McCurthyitcs held a counter
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Tl o Jiii' ill l < 'nr iHi.
I-'or Oumm pud Vicinity -Vulr ; slightly
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