Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, March 29, 1892, Image 1
THE OMAHAI DAILY BEE. n'- > TWENTY-FIllST YE All' ' OMAHA , TUESDAY MOtolNC , MARGIE 29 , 1892. NUM13FR 280. UniliilTti PENSION BUREAU INQUIRY Testimony Given Yesterday Before the Committee of Investigation. MORE ABOUT THE BERING SEA TROUBLE l. tet Proposition from tlio inRll : 1i 1'rc- mlrr Proponed Tariff Legislation Prcs- liirntlitl Appointment * Coiillrmcit About tlio Ciipltiil. , D. 0. , March 2b.-O. N. Lockxvood , patent attorney of this city , for merly chief clerk In the Interior department , wns the first witness called by the pension offlco investigating comm'.ttoo today. Wit ness told of a request that General Raum made to him for a loan of money for n few days. Ho coaltl not loan iho commissioner the money , but took him to Mr. Thompson , the president of the National Metropolitan bank , who ho thought might accommodate him. Mr. Thompson refused to accommodolo the commissioner , because of sotno personal feeling against him on oocount of the com missioner's refusal to promote a clerk In the pension office that ho ( Mr. Thompson ) and , other persons hnd nsked him to promote. Mr. Thompson ngrood subsequently to lend tbo money to Mr. Lockwood , who In lurn loaned It to the commissioner. The commissioner disclaimed to him ( witness ) that ho had any fcc'llng npalnslMr. Thompson , but sold that bo would soon have a largo number of pro motions to make nnd would consider tbo case. The loan was subsequently paid. Hint no Confidence In Ituiim , President Thompson , referred to by the previous witness , detailed the circumstances of the loan , lie had expressed lo the com missioner tbo hope that If It was consistent with his duty ho would raako the promotion of the clerk referred to. Witness refused to clvo the name of the clerk whoso promotion lie bad asked for. Sbo had not been pro- moled and hnd boon Ircatod a lilllo roughly by.Groou B. Raum , jr. Witness stated that ho had no confidence in General Raum. William H. Barker , formerly chief of the record division of tto pension office , said there had been charges preferred against him whllo in the pension office of borrowing money from the employes arid not returning it. Witness said the oi'tiro amount of money lie had borrowed in Washington was ? OW , and he bad lost 512,000 In speculation. Ho Hnd received , ho admitted , Information from W. W. Dudley in regard to slocks on which ho had acted. Mrs. Fithian had once offered him money in return for promotion. Witness reported the mailer to Green B. Raum , jr. , and Mrs. Flthlan was not promoted. Ho bad borrowed $50 from a clerk named Donahue , whom ho bad made n soctlon chief , Donohuo getting the money from a clerk named Morso. The note not being paid , Donohuo wrote witness n letter durinjr ofllco hours , Buying that unless the money wns paid lin- medmlcly , Morse would have him ( Barker ) nrrcsied. Witness paid the money but 1m- mcdiatclv reduced Donohuo to a clerkship ( but without reduction in salary ) for in subordination lu writing such a letter during olllco hours. Aflor a good deal of questioning the wit ness said Green B. Raum , ' jr. , prooably got n' part of" the f50 , as bo "arid witness wpro , borrowiug money back and forth of each other. . Advanced for n Consideration. Thomas Farcott , au attorney , and formerly an employe ot the pension office , testified that before iho election of 1B90 there were pension claims from the state of Indiana advanced - - vanced fora consideration. He cited , n case1- from Columbus bo bad handled , in which" Mr. J. J. Dunbar , Roresoniallvo' Cooper's opponent for congress , was Interested. Regarding tbo working of the completed Hies order , witness said that aboul 5 per cent of iho cases lhai were sent to his division as complete wcro really complete. Tbo first lot of cases that came along were Lemons' cases , which always come up smiling with a completed slip. Tbo cases of Mr. Lemons included man ] of their claims that bad been in the ofllco for along tlmo. Wilnessrognrdod the completed files order as a detriment to business. In concluding a reply to a question , wit ness remarked thai ho would like to show in parallel columns bis record in contrast with that of the commissioner in discharging him , and at the same lime keeping Tbcodoro Smith and a number of women reputed to beef of bad moral character in ofllce. This re mark was finally stricken out and the com mittee adjourned illl Wednesday. Tiirlir f.egltilntlon. The Springer free wool bill will probably bo brought to a vote April 23 or 23. Chair man Springer of the committee is on tbo pro gram to close the debate iu nn hour's speech. Mr. Springer expects to ba sufficiently im proved in health by that tlmo to fulfill the task. The binding twine and cotton bagging bills will thou bo pushed to a vote as soon as pos sible , to bo followed perhaps by ether pecitia bills attacking separate items of the McKlnley law. With tbcso measures dis posed of In the house and iho appropriation bill In excellent shape so far as tbo house is concerned , the democratic majority of the ways and moans committee believe that an early adjournment of congress Is possible , and accordingly dlscustod tbo adjournment question to some- extent today. No conclu sion wns reached , but the sentiment was favorable to Juno 1 as the data of final ad journment. This Is nu unusually early date , for adjournmentaud tbero are many persons -vho believe final adjournment will bo de layed for many weeks after the date named Cnnllrinntlons. Stanton J. Pculo of Indiana , judge of the co'irt ot claims. United States District Judges John B , Kector , northern district of Texas ; E. P. Inghnin. United States attorney for iho east ern district of Pennsylvania ; G cargo B. Dowon , register of tbo land office , Loadvillo , CONJltiSSIO.NAL : Doing * Yesterday in tha Semite und In the Jloune. WASHINGTON , D. C. , Maroh 2S. Mr. Mor gan offered a resolution which was agreed to , calling on the president for tno correspond ence with the Argentina Republic on tbo subject of reciprocity and for Information as to urtlclos exported therefrom to the United States to which this country requires a re duction of duties Imposed by thu Argentina Republic so as to inane reciprocity fair and equal , The sonata bill allowing thirty days' leave ot absence to employes in tbo bureau of on- craving and printing was taken up. Shorma said there wore some reasons why annual furloughs should bo glvon to men In regular permanent employment uuder the govern ment , but none why It should ba given to men employed on plcco work. Vest opposed the whole system , if It were applied to private Ufa it would virtually stop employment throughout the country. Ho wanted the professed friends of the work- iugtncn. tboso who understand how to manlpulaot the labor vote , to understand they would find tbo passage of the bill a dull- cult campaign experiment. Halo remarked that the worklngmon of tbo jir * countrv hnd no Interest In the mutter. In f passing the bill the sonata would not bo legis lating lu tbo public Interest , but legislating for class Interests and against worklngmen. After further discussion Halo moved toluy the bill on the luble. The motion was defeated , Yeas , IS ; nays , 83. Cocuroll and Vest voted ullU yeas , whllo Perkins nuiJ Poftor voted nay , lluln , in order ( nut the conoto might sou whutuj bjforj ilia ujamtur , uU : would bo tbo Irresistible demand , offered as nn amendment tbo insertion of an additional soctlon , making the provision ot tbo law apply to nil regular employes of tbo United States , whether they may bo employed by the year , month , woeit or day. The amendment was agreed to and the bill was recommitted to Uio committee. House bill to amend the action of March 0 , 1S3I , authorizing a bndgo across tlio Missis sippi at Burlington , la. , was passed. Sonnto bill to establish n rallvvay bridge across the Illinois rlvor , near Havana , 11 ! . , was passed. After an oxccutlvo session adjournment was taken. CONCUSSIONS 1IY SALISBURY. Ilia lnst Xoto 1'lcnfics the President nnd tlio Cnblncl. WASHINGTON , D. C. , March28. His stated on good authority that tbo president and cabinet are pleased with the conciliatory tone of Salisbury's note of the 2Gth Inst. , holding It to bo a concossslon to the demand for a renewal of the modus vlvcndl. Tbo presi dent said ho was especially plnased with the admission that Great Britain would bold Itself llnblo for damages resulting to tbo United States because of a violation of the modus vlvondi in the event that a verdict ot the arbitrators was ndvorsoto its contention. Further correspondence will bo necessary to settle the method ot determining the char acter of damage claims. Lord Salisbury wrote to Sir Julian Paunco- fete on March 18 as follows : "Her majesty's ' government have consulted with the gov ernor general of Canada with regard to tbo arguments In favor of tbo modus vivor.dl contained lu Mr. Wharton's note of the 8th. tbo necessity ot referring the arguments to Ottawa has caused the delay In returning an answer. Tbo information which has reached her majesty's government does not prevent them to believe that in order to prevent the undue diminution In the number of fur seals any necessity exists for the suspension of scaling for unotber yoor. Beyond the ques tion , I understand that the Unltod States will consider that should frco sealing bo per mitted this year and the United States claim to jurisdiction in the Bering bo upheld by the arbitrators they have a right to bo protected from the loss they Buffer by sealing operations. Her majesty's government does not dliputo that tbero will bo some founda tion for this contention , v/hon the arbitration agreement Is ratllled. But there Is this de fect In the prohibition of till soallnc as n remedy , that if the British contention bo up held by the arbitrators there may bo ground for complaint on the part of the British seal ers who will have boon excluded from Boring sea. Further , no security exists that the arbitrators will glvo their decision boforotho sealing season of IS'.U ' arrives. There has been arbitration pending fov four years be tween Great Britain nnO the Unltod States and Portugal , and It is not yet apprcachlng conclusion. Serious damage will bo caused to the scaling industry by the suspension of hunting for a prolonged period. As a morn equitable arrangement , might it not bo agreed that scall j vessels shall have liberty to hunt In Boring sea on condition that se curity bo eiven by the owner of each vessel for a satisfactory award of the damages , If any , which the arbitrators may eventually pronounce. " Scnllng nt Their Oivii Itlsk. Lord Kimtsfnrd , secretary of stoto for col onial affairs , wrote as follows to Lord Stan ley of Preston , governor general of Canada , on March 18 : "Direct the proper port au thority at all harbors on the Pacillo coast to inform owners of vessels who are clearing or have cleared this year Jor Boringsea. . that her majesty's government nnd the United States have agreed , subject to ratilication by the United States senate , to submi the ques tion whether sealers have a right without permission from the United States to seal In the east half of Boring sea , east of the Rus sian line , aod.it is.posslblo that the sontcnco of said .tribunal-1 may bo glvon within the present season. Moreover , both her majes ty's government and'tbo United States have miido propositions for intermediate regula tions restraining the catch ot seals in said Waters Tla case the said arbitration agree ment , or , 4my intermediate agreement , bus not yet been definitely adopted between the two governments ; nnd whether any will bn , adopted ] or on what date , Is necessarily a matter of uncertainty. "Notlco Is hereby given that all steamers proposing to seal in said waters do so at their own ribk , and after warning of the liability to Interruption 10 which they will bo exposed In consequence of cltherof said agreements. " ULANI ) DISCOURAGED. Ills Killer Hill la 1,09111 * ; rriciuU In the .House. " WASHINGTON , D. C. , March 28. Today a petition was in circulation asking for report of cloture resolution tomorrow , but thirty- 11 vo well known silver men declined to ufllx tholr signatures and anti-silver men are jubi lant. Bland Is very much downcast over , tbo news , and ho might not bo aole to force a voto. Ho admitted that tbo silver bill has mot another sot-back and one which practi cally meant its death without a Anal voto. Went on the Itockx and Snulc. WASHINGTON , D.C. , March 23. Usport has just reached hero that the iron tug Tlpplo of Vancouver , B. C. , wassunk with all on board In English Bav Thursday. It is supposed tbo vessel struck a rock and sane Immedi ately. ately.WESTionT WESTi-onT , Cal. , March 23. The steamer Bcntur. lumber laden , was xvrcckou at Hock- port. Both engineers , the steward , ono flre- niatrana ono sailor were drowned. The ves sel has broken in two nnd gene to pieces on tbo rocks. The rough sea came suddenly while tbo vessel lay under cable , tossing the vessel so hard that the crow were unable to cut the cable and save tbo vcssol. Justice Linnnr 111. WASHINGTON , D. C. , March 28. Mr. Jus- ttco Lamar. of the Unltod States supreme court , is seriously ill. Hli friends are much alarmed at his condition. SB.'VT OFF WITH FIVE tiJWCKH , Murderer ditto Meets 111 * Death In unim proved Klcctrlcul Murmur. SING SING , N. V. , March 23. Joromlah Cotlo was electrocuted at 10:55 : this morning. TUo murderer met his death in a new cbair , Cotto's brother visited him last night and tried to induce tbo condemned man to glvo him fW , which was in bis possession when arrested. Joromlah rafusod , and the indig nant brotbor loft , notifying tbo warden that ho could keep his brother's body and bury it where ho pleated. Cotto spent the most of the night in prayer With Father Do Sautls , and was praying when the current was first sent through him. Ho appeared almost in a state of collapse when about to bo strapped Into tbo cbair. Five contacts were given , each of 1,000 volts. His right leg , where tlio electrode was ap plied , was severely burned. Cotto's face was distorted and horribly discolored , nnd It was black above the eyes. Electrician David said the discoloration and what appeared to be burns on the log wcro realty only slight scoldings. CAbVADOA'JI JSZVM.VOK V.IHK , The Jury llnahlo to Agree Whether He Murdered rjnuley or > 'ot. PJIILUIKLWIU , Pa. , March Si The Jury in the ciso of Robert J , Cascadon , aged 10 , on trial for the murder of Oftlcor Fingley , came in last evening after bolng out llfty. four hours and was discharged by Judge Arnold , It being uuablo to agree. The case has excited tbo greatest interest , both on ac count of the youth of the accused and as offering a curious instance of a boy brought up under the boat homo influcnoo deliber ately choosing to become a tblof , and as a re sult , a murderer , The boy's father , who died some months ago , was it will known business man of tins' city and gave hU son a good education. On I ho night or December ID young Cascadon loft home with his brother and bister to go to cuurch , lie wont only a abort diitanca with them when ho nmdo an excuse , returned homo and went straight to too tvtlno stcro of Coylo ft Coylo on Minor * street. Ho effected an entrance and made nn unsuccessful at tempt to open the safe. As ho wus leaving the place ho was met by Ofllcor Ftngloy. The officer- suspected that all was not right , and , finding the door unlocked , turned to Cascadon , who drew n revolver. As ho nnd the ofllcer clinched the weapon wont oft twice , Inflicting fatal wounds upon Fingloy , "RKMNANrs. " nev. W. It. SInclcny'i Successful Mission Closed liy n Mngnlllccnt Sermon. Ono ot the most successful missions over held In un Episcopal church of Omaha came to a close last night at All Saints church , on Twenty-sixth street. Hev. W. K. Maekay of Plttsburtf has boon the loading spirit ot the mission , and his many excellent sermons bavo attracted very largo audiences. Ills sermons nro both logi cal nnd entertaining , his style of oratory wonderfully direct and convincing. Ho speaks without notes , nnd there Is no slraln- ine nt effect through the medium of ele- cantly formed sentences. His language is simple , plain Anglo-Saxon of the keenest nnd most practical kind. Ho taltts lllso n man who says what ho moans and means what ho snvs. snvs.Prior to the delivery of the dlscouwo laat night Rev. T. J.Mnckayvectorof the church , administered the ordinance of baptism to fourteen young people. The nudlenco was measured bv the utmost rapacity of the largo church nnd the baptismal scene was very Impressive. The subject of Hov. W. U. Mnclcni'a ex cellent discourse was "Remnants. " Ho read two scripture lessons bearing upon the train of thought to which ho , invited tho- attention of the uudlonci ) . The Hivst was the ninth verso of the first chapter of Isaiah which reads ns follows : "Except the Lord of hosts had loft Into us a very smiill remnant wo should have been as Sodom and wo should have beou like unto GomorrHh. " The second lesson was from T'aul'scpistlo ' to the Homans bearing upon luo same thought , the wisdom of God In preserving a remnant of 111 * people - plo to carry forward His work oven in the fnco of great difficulty , The speaker suld that there were two kinds of faith. Ono was nn individual faith lu God's power to save and sustain , a personal faith in tbo uock of Ages. Then tbera was a wider , moro comprehensive faltn that reached beyond the special interests ot the individual possessing it and believed thai God would take care of all Ills people In good tlmo mid that the truth of God would eventu ally triumph over every opposition. This was the solid , practical talth tu at could claim the hlstorv of the world as its witness. In u thousand ways God had shown His people that Ho would bring His cause through uv umphantly in the end. Isaiah wus no daunt thinking of the tlmo when Abraham wni pleading for Sodom. God had promised if there were llfty , or twenty , or even ten , righteous people In the wicked place Ho would not destroy it. A moro remnant of righteousness wns sufficient to save a wicked city."Tho "Tho Lord always has a remnant , " said the speaker. "When Elijah wont up Into thn mountain and told the Lord that tbo children of Israel had alt gene nstrav , nnd had thrown down the altars and were gene off after strange gods , the Lord said , 'Stop , I have 7,00'J ' young men who have not bowed tbo knee to Baal. ' We uro too much lllie Elijah sometimes. Wo look on the dark side. Wo look at the crowd and forget the remnant. The children of Israel were a stiff-necked p'oplc. They had to meet with chastisement that made them smart. Some times It did look as though the lleht of God's truth was almost extinguished among His chosen people , but like a torch in n storm it was appaicutlv whipped out only for an Instant. God lound worthy hands always ready to pick up his truth and bear it on. Some of God's servants in the earlv days of the race and in the first years of Christianity did not know a great deal about theology. If you had placed the flvo points of Calvinism be fore them for study you would probably have driven some of them to the insane asylum. And I might say that the same-sort of study comes pretty near sending some people to the asylum oven now. But these early soldiers of the cross xvero God-fearing men. They were men of courage and conviction. God has his chosen soldiers. They may be only a remnant , but Keep your eyes on the remnant. God don't save the world bv thu efforts of the multitude. Ho saves it by tbo faithful work of the few. You might think that Ho would send his chariots thundering over the earth to startle and overcome uvory opposition , but Ho docs not save tbo world in that way. God has His purpose * and His plans and wo can depend upon it Ho will do His work. " The speaker said that pcoplo in this ago wore too much like the disciples when they feared to attempt to feed the multitude with live-barley loaves and two small fishes. They said that tborc wouldn't bo a taste for half of tbo crowd. The fishes were small to begin with and by the time tholr beads and tails and fins wcfo cut off the disciples , no doubt , thought it was utterly useless to think about feeding 0.000 people with so meager n quantity of food. But they didn't under stand the way that Christ saw It , The dis ciples thought they bad nothing but flvo bar ley loaves and two small fishes -to match against the appetites of 5,000 people. But the fact was they had live loaves , Uvo fishes and God as tbclrstock on hand. Hov. Maekay said | be was uot an optimist who believed that everybody was going to heaven lu a palace car. Ha believed that tbero WBs.a ereat deal of wickedness * In the world. Aiiy man who kept his eyes open could see that. But God bad His remnant and that remnant would , by the grace of God , work out the salvation of tbo world. In the hour of durKness nnd peril Washington kept his eye upon tbo remnant of the colonial ormy at Valley Forgo. After losing battle after battle and being reduced to a stuto of pressing want , with scarcely food enough to sustain life and not enough clothing to pro tect them from the biting cold , yet the great commander of the revolutionary army did not despair. Ho bent every energy toward the protection and encouragement of his remnant of an army and to that small , half- fed , half-clothed army ttamplncr over the cold snow , leaving trucks ot blood made by their frozen feet , tbo pcoplo of this country owed their independence and their happiness as a nation. The speaker touched upon the necessity of having tlio auxiliary departments of tbo church all In good working order. Ho said that unless the Sunday school , tbo guild ana , other departments of iho church wcra fully allvo and earnestly endeavoring to do their part the church might Just as well bechanced chanced to a lumber yard and tbo seats iiiiuhl as well bo sold for kindling wood. Ho believed that women were the real founda tion of every successful church. The great majority of meu became Christians through the inlluonco of tbelr mothers , sisters or sweethearts. Ho spoke of the assistance that Paul received in bis great evangelical work from Lydiw , and salil that God had made the work of women a mighty power for good all down the ages. With regard to the progress of Chris tianity the speaker said that 100 years ago tbero was not a Christian mUsion established outside of Christian lands. During the last 100 years more than 2,000,000 pcoplo In India alone had boon won over to Cur stianily through the mission work. When William Carey , the shoemaker of Lon don , began to advocate tbo planting of mis- slons people pronounced his plan avlslonnry inyth. But be was tbo Lord's ' remnant , and what a work that remnant bad accomplished I The lover was woruluc and would continue to work. Tbo speaker advised his hearers to have largo faith and then work according to their faith. ' 'Don't go fishing with a puny little hook andcome , homo with a miserable llttlo fishnet not longer than your finger , " said no earn estly.r'Uo out with a largo , tftrong not and tbo Lord will give you such a draft of fishes that you will ha vote-call for help to got ushoro without breaking your not. " In closing ho said hu hoped that the mis sion had been a bonollt and u blessing to the pcoplo who had attended and ho prayed that ibo blosslnir of God might rest upon the con gregation and guide them ono and all into ways of peace and usefulness. ' Lat to bed and early to ma will shorten * tbo road to your home Injtho skies. " But early to bed and a "Llttlo Uarly Ulsor , " the pill that mattes lifo longer and butter and wiser , RED CLOUD'S ' iB'ANK ' FAILURE It Results in Eo\\j Buit3 Agahst Forraar Owuon. PLANS OF THE ROCK ISLAND AT LINCOLN Through Connect loin Shortly to lie Made with the Coimi.inj's Lines from ttio Nonllnicjt Dintnge by 1'lro Nenr MeCnoU. LIN-COLX. Nob. , M'arch 23. [ Special Tole- gratn to TUB Buu. | Ono of the largest and most Important , luwsuits over filed in Lan caster county occupied Iho attention of Judge FioM today. It involve * financial transac tions between Mary Upton , J , M. Chase nnd Cbarlcna Chase on uno sldo und J. W. Sher wood and J. P. Albright on tno othor. The plaintiffs sue the last two parties for the sum of $22,500 , whlch'ntnouut they nllego they were induced to payifor the Ked Cloud Na tional bank upon lho , roprcscntatlou that it was In n sound fitinncial condition. Soon iiticr they * purchased the bank , however - ever , it was closed up by a receiver. Thuy claim to have also been deceived in the matter - tor of the collateral of tha electric light nnd milling companies. . They also seel : to ic- cover some Lincoln citv property which was turned over In pan payment. The defendants nllcgo that the matter In dispute was purely . n legal transaction , and that Ibo plaintiffs entered Into thu [ irrangc- lucnl. with a cotr.plo'lo knowledge of thu true state ot nlTnlrs and exact llnuuneial condi tion of the bank nt Hod Cloud. The casa will bo hotly contested , nnd is being watched withlulorast by many busi ness men of the city of Lincoln. Richard Cunningham filed suit in the district court today nt-alnst C. A. Burke , alleging that In Ih'J ) ho oatero.l into a partnership wjth the defendant in tbo law business tao.exponses nnd profits to bo equally divided. Cunntnvhatn alleges , ho.v- ever , tlrat while Burke chuuffully permitted him to bear the plotter part of tbo expenses ho was reluctant In dividing the profits. By this method of division ho claims Burke con verted about tUOO lo hii own use. Wbou Cunningham discovered th s fact , bo dissolved thu partnership , out alleges that Uurke haj continued to colioctpartncr&hip accounts. Judge Field issocd.i * temporary injunction restraining Burke from ma'clng further col lections and get the case for tilal next Satur day. _ , - Judgment was" .fCndored by default thii morning against M'arnunnd & Co. In favor of F. W. Boghtol iu thq sum ot 81,314. The case brougnt by thosYoung Mee's Christian/ association agulnst M A. Lamster to recover 11 sub-icriplton to thrf building fund was da- ! niisset.1 by the plulnHn this tnoruinir. The hearing of thb fnjunction case brought by Albert Wcltoris ngklnst the county com missioners will Jd heard boforo.ludgo Hall next Saturday. Cynthia Bartmau asks the court , to compoll Wllltam Dotson to pay the amount ordered by tba judge for the support of their child und 06)ecus ) lo un extension of time until May IU. Dr. ink Concprrt ruled T.ye. Bi. un , Neb. , Match23. ( Special Telegram to Tun Bc ] An USffiionlbs-old child of John W. Mnylos mowlth a serious accident this evoning'Which tnfiy prove fatal. Whllo Mrs. Maylo was busn tlio llttlo'boy got hold of some concontratc'tll.TC anil .dranlc it. The llttlo victim's moutfernnd stomach are badiv burned.'t L" ' Arritntlifa firn ; Now Hotel. BCATUICK ? Neb , ' March 23. [ Special Tele gram to TUBBen. . ] Another enthusiastic mooting of tbo parties interested In the now hotel project was'hold'at-tho ' Auditorium ibis ovonlng. Matters wore shown to bo In a favorable state Of progress , and a renewed determination was manifested to push the enterprise to spccdv completion. Tbo further details of thu matter were confided to a special committee , with instructions to report at a meeting to bo held fatcr in the week. It is proposed to idvost nearly $ T5COO , in the cntcrpriso. Took Alt the Cash. GIIESIHM , Nob. , March 28. - [ Special toTnc BUE. ] Charles Morrj of IJcadwood , S. D. , was arrested toJay for stealing the cash bos at the Grnsham hotel , jit contained f . -j. Ilrokn .lull' lit 1'onc.t. " PONCA , Nob. , March 28. "Special to TUB BBC.J Last Saturday night John Grumberg escaped from the county jail at thU place. Ho bad boon arrested and confined on the churco of disposing , of mortgaged property at different places" In this and surrounding counties , obtaining , several large sums of money. Officers are ih pursuit of the of fender. _ Futility Injured In n Jlmmway. Lour , Neb. , MurelfSS. [ Special Telegram to THE BEE.J PotciTruolson _ : , ono of the oldest settlor. ! pf noraian county , wns fatally injured by a runaway team yesterday between this place j nnd Asbton. Ho died but a few hours after ho was picked up. Ho and Joe Priass Were returning Irom Ashton when tha accident occurred , Prioss wns seriously Injupod , Invlnir throa ribs' ' broken and some infernal Injuries , but It is thought ho will recover , In the Sixth District. Bitoicr.\ Bow , Nob. , March 28. [ Special Telegram to TiiE'BEE.j A largo and enthu siastic mooting of tbo congressional com- mlttoo from the Sixth district mot hero to day , Several vacancies of the commltloo were filled. W. A. Gilmore was olccted chairman and W. B , Eastman secretary. The congressional convention will bo held here. All tbo commlttmon were enthusiastic for placing a nominee in tbo field ana an aggressive campaign will , bo waged. Work nl un Incendiary. LINCOLN , Neb , , March 28. [ Spaclol to Tun Bui : . ] Thoi lira department was called out after I o'clock thli morning by an alarm turned iu from [ the corner of Eleventh and Q streets. The < ire was located In a frame building At' 1144'P atroot , occupied by Mrs. N. F. Chamberlain us a boarding house. The bla/a 'originated ' In a small vacant - cant room at the u'ekcj. of tbo stnlri and a partially burned baitol of cblpi and a small can of kerosene prdvdd conclusively that some ono bad deliberately attempted to lira the building. AHe'tf ' hnlf an hour's work tbo department t > xtnnf3bod } the ( lames. Tbo attempt to burn the house might have resulted rnnre serlbnsiytbut for tba early dis covery of Iho Bra jahdr lha prompt worir of the 11 ro dopartmSdU Tba looms were full of sleeping Loardora KH d all were in danger of suffocation . TDD Uoilding was oivr.ca by A. M. Davis und ifvhs'inaured ' sufficiently to cover the partial loss/ _ Tire IfuutWy hhot. Cusnui. CmNfitf , March 23. ( Special to TUB BnE.Vlirpivtlott ] , aged 10 years , son of T , G. Bartlo ; * ot Archer , wbilo out nun ting on Saturday received a shot in the loBwhlob comulotoij/jbhatteroa it tram tbo thigh down. Ha was uot found for about four houra afterwards , uud could not undergo on amputation. BisciioiT , Nob. , March 2S. [ Special to TUB BIB. I Sunday uiorulug about 'J o'clock as Andrew Swansou und a companion were going out bunting on horseback , Swanson's. horse became fractlous and ho handed his gun to his companion. Sopu afterwards the gun was discharged , striking Sivnnson on tbo temple , mulcting a severe , if not fatal , Injury , Hwanson } ode houio after the Injury and a physician was summoned who aroisod the wound , Hiirmony iu the . CEXTHU.CITV. Neb. , Mirch 2i fSpocial to TUB Br.u. ] .Tho republican county con vention will DO held A prill' ) , nn.l thu prim aries ou the SHb. Uuawiojkius if the re publicans would enjoy the novelty of a cam- Pfiirn without a' ilcht nmontr themselves. There nro no candidates for dclogato to Min neapolis. ruMjiiAi * or TWO i'FoxiiHs. : : Theodore Vim * lu im.l .Janics Jurninn t Itest. Cusnonx , Nob. , March 3S.-fSpoclnl lo Tun BCK. ] The remains ot Theodora Van- nlstworo today Interred in tha Elk City comotory. Saturday Mr. Vanalst was stricken with apoplexy , superinduced by cerebral hotnorrhago. At tlmo of his death Mr. Van- nlst was reclining on n sofa nt hli rosldonro. Ho wns to all appearances In good health. llo wns born In Dutchcss countv.Now York , January Si , 1834. After bo had" attained his majority ho Joined nn expedition bound for the mining regions of Montana. After so journmg twclvu years In iho cold fields of Montana and adjacent territories bo amassed a competence nud returned to New York , be ing thoroughly Imbued , however , with the Pluok nnd vim characteristic of the west nnd her pconlo. In 187i ) bo nenln followed the star of em pire on Its westward course , as far us Omuha. Subsequently ho purchased n farm four miles nottli of this city where ho gave his tlmo nnd attention to fanning nnd stock raising. It wus here also that ho married. "I' , wlfo survives him. In the aprincrof ISS. ) ho loft iho farm nnd erected hero ut un oxpondliura of $10.00(1 ( the Corn Is King elevator plant mid n magnificent residence , stnco-which tlmo ho has boon promlnontlv identified with the grain nnd Uvo stock busi ness of Klkhorn nnd Douglas county. With nl widow bo loaves n daughter. In ac cordance with the wish often expressed by Mr. Vanalst thu funeral ceremonies were very simple. O. K , Walcott of Elk City paid n very touching tribute to the mcraor'v of the decoased. Siiiiyofici.Nob. . , March 2S. [ Special to Inn Bm.J James L. Jarman , ono of the oldest settlers of this counlv Ulod nt his homo in this vlliago Sunday morning of heart trouble. Ho was burled this afternoon in Fiilrvlow comotorv , the services being conduoled by the ICIrkwood post No. 100 Grand Army of the Republic of which the deceased -vas n member , assisted bv the J. D. famlth camp No. KU Sons of Veterans of this villaco. Mr. Jlirmnu was born In Plko county , Ohio , in 1 ' 4 , moved to Illinois in 18VJ , and to Sarpy county , this state , In 187'J and has since then resided on a farm ur.til the last two years , when failing health caused him lo retire from farm llfo.and ho has Iwod in thh village. . Ho leaves a wlfo , three sons and four daughters. ect Us Politics. HkumoTov. Neb. , March 23. [ Special to TnnBcB.J The Herald of this place bus just changed its politics to that of independent. It has b3on n staunch republican papar ever since it win founded cipnt vears ago , when Hartinptoa wns in its infancy. A. O. II.V. . Coleljr.Ulon. CMT CCSTBH , Nob. , March 23. [ Special to Tin : BGC.I The Ancient Order of United Workmen order In this placaoslobrated their third nnnivor-ary in Union hall Friday even ing with a program of music and nn able nd- dross uv Uov. Mr. Curtis , followed by a bountiful supper served in the hall und closed with a general social. The lodpo stnrled thrco years nso with fiftnon members mid now has about fjfty panics ou Its roll. It bus never lost a member by death and onlv ono by suspension. U. r. Cur Itolibcrs 1'le.id Guilty. GiiArfci > I rAxi ' > , Neb. , Marcti 2S. [ Special Telegram to' TUB BBD. | In district court today Harry Kingston nnd'Goorgo Smith pleaded guilty to the chorge of burglary , as suring them quarlors in the penitentiary. Judge Harrison Jjas not , yet llxod , th'o. term. Smith -and Kingston are two of thd Union PueUic car robbors. Lancaster County's Convention. , Lixcoi.v , Neb. , March 28. [ Special Tele gram to TUB BRB. ] The republlcon county central committee today issued n call for a county convention to meet in this city on Mondav , April 11 , for the purpose of electing delegates to tbo state convention which at KearnoyjVprll 27. The basis ot represen tation is the same as last year. Tno commit tee Recommends that no proxies bo allowed and that each delegation bo empowered to fill all vacancies in its own ranks. Major Hasting and J. E. Douglas are roc- ominonded for temporary chairman and sec- lolary of Iho convention respectively. Question ot Clrculiitlon. LIXCOI.X. Nob. , March 23. [ Special Tole- eram to THE BEE. | The proprietor of tbo Dally News today applied for an injunction restraining the city council from granting saloon licenses to twonty-flvo applicants whoso notices of application were published in tbo State Journal. Tbo proprietor of tbo News base tholr application f or Iho injunc tion on the ground that tbo law require ) the notices to oo published In the paper having the largest circulation , and claim that tbo circulation of their paper exceeds that of tbo State Journal. _ 1'Ians of thu Koek Inland. LISCOIX , Neb. , March 28. [ Special Tele gram to Tuc BEE.I Messrs. Blllingsloy , McMurtrlo and Kitchen , representing tlio Lincoln Board of Trade , returned fromTo- pekn today , wncro they wont to Interview the otllclala of iho Rock Island railroad as to the details of proposed operations of that road In this city preparatory to making an early commencement of the proposed line to R street and extension south' along either Nineteenth or Twentieth lo O street , They report that General Manager Low staled that.it was tbo Rock Island' * fixed intention to form 11 direct connection at Manhattan , Kan. , through Lincoln with tholr lines south ; Which will soon bo completed to tbo gulf ana also at Pbllllpsburg via Nelson with tbo through west and southwest. The depot on O street in Lincoln will cost $1110,000. C. H. Thompson , right of way man , arrived in Lincoln today to complete the work of purchasing the right of way to O street from R. niN MOHT.II , FK.131K WAS WJSAK. Autopsy on Walt Whltninn'it Ilcxly Khoirs It Wan Terribly Diseased , CAMPES , N. J. , March 23. The funeral of Walt Whitman will tako'placo on Wednes day , at 2 o'clock , bover.il of tbo friends wish to Invite Colonel Ingorsoll to make an address , whllo others are opposed to it. In December last Mr. Whitman agreed with Iho attending physicians to allow thrm lo par- form an autopsy upon his body after death. Hn did this In tbo interest of medical science. Gcorgo Whitman , n brother of the poet , yesterday refused to allow the doctor * to perform their task , Afier iho brother's de parture from tbo house , however , the physi cians went ahead , occupying noarlv three hour * . Too autopsy disclosed tbo fact that Iho poet had died with bis or pa us in a state of disease that should , by nil tno laws of medicine , bavo killed him years ago. Ills loft lung was entirely gond , wbilo ot iho right lucre was out n breathing spot. The heart was BurrounUed by n largo number of small abscesses and about iwo and a half quarts of water. Tbo pain In the loft slue , mat bad been diagnosed by some physicians as an internal cancer , was found to have boon canned by peritonitis. Tbo brain wns found to bo abnormally largo and In a fairly healthy condition. I'nnr Drowned In ( iolilen Gate , SAN Fiuxcibco , Cal. , March 23. Six men stole a boat some tlmo yesterday morning and went fora plcnlo across the buy to Kan- snullto. On the way back the boat was caught by the lido mi a swept out through Golden Gate , When In mid-channel the boat wus cautrht bv a heavy sea and four of the men Johu Brown , Ulchnrd Costello , JCSEO Carter and Isaaa Hanna were drowned , The others were saved. I'pr I'uik PnriOM' | . The members of tbo Park commission aio bavlnp no difficulty In securing propositions on lands for park puipo-.cs , us ttioio nro a number of parties who stand ready und will Ing to soil. The latest proposition comes from Mosra. Hoggs & Hill , who offer four teen acres just west of Crclghtqstfttfego for $100,000. In n letter adili-ossojK bo city council tbo gonllemon extol thoM.-Jgplngc.s of their land , nnd offer to plvo $ U purchase price toward iho cri audltotlum building on the preml AXOTIlKll XOTi : l-VtO.W5.IM Ho Doenn't Mho Ono nt lllnlno ttuns on the Sent < juestl < LOVPO.V , March 23. The Bering rcspondonco minted hero this morn : that February 27 Salisbury wrote tli minister nt Washington ihnt the tbo British government was glvon to the modus vlvcndl solely on the ground of preserving the seal species In those waters which were supposed to bo in danger unless there should ba temporary cessation of hunt- 1114 , and that no information reached her majesty's government to lend them to sup pose that so drastic a measure would bo ro- qutstto for the two successive seasons. Itlnlno's comparison of the present situation to the ownership of timber land docs not ap- pcftr to Salisbury to bo npnllcablato the case. It resembles rather , bo savs , arbitration re garding Iho tltlo to n meadow , and whllo the arbitration U pending the party actually In possession cuts the glass. Tbo Star criticises Lord Salisbury's atti tude on the Boring sea as being Inconsistent aud commends the Americans as having be haved as though genuinely desiring to pro tect the seals , whllo Salisbury appears to bo afraid ot offending the Canadian".whoso only desire Is to catch seals. The Times supports Salisbury , though on March 2 It published articles advocating u renewal of the agree ment. Ai'roiNi'ii > TO orrii'i : . Count Von I'tlcnbnrK U nn\v President of the I'rtiSMlun Council. BEIIU.V , March 28. In the Prussian Diet loday Count von Eulonburg was duly np- poinlod president of the Prussian council , and made a statement justifying the separa tion of the imperial chancellorship from the presidency of the Prussian ministry on iha ground that the burden of work involved by a union of the two posts wns beyond the powers of ono man. Ha announced that the gov ernment would refrain from Insisting upon further consideration of the prin.nry educa tion bill , ns it had created such serious differ ences in ibo Diet nnd country nt large , but the government xvould maintain its right lo decide when und In what form the matter would bo taken up in the futtiro. The an nouncement was received with minded cheers und hisses. It is said that Ibo Reichstag will bo indcll nlloly prorogued this weak and the Land tag nominally until the end of October , but the latter will , in fact , not moot until the now house has been elected , when it is be lieved , Eulenburg will have succeeded In forming some sort of a coalition to enable the primary education bill to bo presented with n certainty of success. TIUIKI/IN ( ; TIII : juicis. - Trench Dynamiters Trjlng to Intimidate the Judicial Authorities. PAUIS , March 28. Ruvachol , the anarchist loader , sald'in nn interview that the purpose of thn dynamite explosions was to icrrorlro the judicial authorities in order to prevent thorn from condemning the anarchists now' under arrest. Ho says there Is dynamite enough on bari"d to blow up the house of every French official. Gerard , expert in ex plosives , declares that Mlllcrltu Is the' only article that has caused such destruction as that witnessed hi the Rue Clltichy , and it is believed tbo anarchists bavo learned the se cret of its composition , which wus supposed to 'bu confined to trusted government em- " ployos. * FIRE AND POLICE. Offending Olliccra and Firemen DUrlpllnoiI Other HnalnegH Transacted. Officer Slobock was tried.boforo the Board of Fire nnd Police Commissioners nt their meeting last night on the charge of being in a South Tenth street saloon whllo on duly. The board suspended him for two days. The case of Officer CuIIen who had boeu charged with the same offense was recalled and a witness who was not present nt the lirsl examination. In executive session the commissioners decided lo suspend ibu officer for three days. After the nplico cases had been disposed ot it was tbo firemen's turn to go on tbo carpet and acting Captain James .McNumara of boso company No. G was the victim. The captain and bis company worked at the big lire from the tlmo the alarm was turned In until 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon and then MuNaroara hastily accumulated a jag. Actini ; Cblof Graves suspended McNamura pending a decision of the board. Tlio cap tain pleaded guilty and was reduced in rank and suspended for one week. Cblof Sailer sent In a communication stating that he had iivo companies of four men each and recommended that the companies in question bo manned with live men each as ho was always short of help wbon the men took tholr day off. Referred to tbo committee ou finance. Tbo chief of the fire department also sent In a statement giving iho number und con dillon of horses now In service. Four horses now attached to apparatus are unfit for duty and the chief asked that they bo disposed of and six good animals purchased. Referred to the commlltcoon property. Ofllcer Andrew Hare was allowed two days In which to go duck huuiing. Officer Mitchell was given ton days' annual leave nnd Oftlcor Von Muggo was icranted thirty days' leave without pay in order to allow him to attend to some private business In San Frahcisco. Chief Soavoy made honorable mention ot Officer Corey for standing up to be sbotut by a couple of safe blowers. In compliance with a resolution of the council Chief Scnvoy was directed to see that the fence on tbo west sldo of iho bnso ball ground was torn down as It In in a dangoiouR condition , Ofllcor Kirk , at the 'request of tha chief of police , sent in a written statement regarding tbo moving of a chest of powder at tbo tire of Sunday morning. Chief Suiter was asked about the matter aud said thai some officer told him about tbo powder and that tbo chest was moved by bis own men , Joseph Garncnu , jr. , complained about the way street hacks and cabs crowd about the entrance to Boyd's theater at the cloio of the performance und prevent private carriages from gelling up lo the curb. This brought about a discussion of tbo old liack-stand ordinance. Chief Seavoy said tba.t ho was powerless , as the ordinance prepared - pared by iho commission regulating hack stands bad been pigeonholed by ibo council , Another ordinance will bo prepared by thu board and sent lo the council ut an early data. Cblof Seavoy asked for information ro- gardiiiB the transfer of liquor licenses from ono person to another and if ho had power to arrest parties for selllnir liquor under a transfer license. Mr. Gilbert aald that the law was explicit on that subject and that the licenses could not bo transferred. The chief referred to George R. Davis , who had sold out his part , of tbo St , Clalr hotel to H. Abrens , who continued to ells , pcnso liquors. under Davis' license. The mailer will bn referred to the county attor ney. Complaint was made that the basement ot the Omaha Hardware company's building wns filled with six or seven foot of water , and It was feared that the foundations of the adjoining bulldlnirs would bottle. Thd old lira onglno was ordered out lo pump the cellar dry , Wbon the firemen investigated the basement they found only about a 1-jct ot water and that was rapidly running olf. gaj llurghint Tolled. Burglars attempted to effect on entrance into ox-Mayor W , J , Broatub's residence about 2 o'clock Monday morning , but were frightened away by Iho burclar ulunn , Later on an effort was made to force the door of Sommer'a grocery store Twenty- eighth und Furuum atrccts but It fulled. SITVFR < \IIF\T1Y OLUiUl < ! ? ? lint " I BlfimVs Free Coinage Bill Besting In the Graveyard of Unfinished Business. BLAND CHARGES CRISP WITH BAD FAITH Imllrnllom Tlmt n Hunt Vote nn the MeiiHiiraVIII Not Un Iteaehctl Ihli Scanlon lu Adtoc.ites IntllRimnt The Speaker' * .Statement , WASHINGTON- . C. , March 23. The sllvor question is an ls uo of the past , so far as the house of representatives Is concerned. The developments of today clearly Indlcato that the all powerful docroa ot cloture will not bo invoked by the committee on rules to nsslut the frco colnngo pcoplo In forcing n Onnl vote on the passngo of the bill , and without such n decree nil the resources of parliamentary law will bo powerless to resurrect the bll'l from the cemetery of unllnishcd business to which It now has bson consigned. It was uot until the house had mot today and passed to Iho consideration of routine business that Speaker Crisp finally an- nounccd that the committee on rules would not dcoin It proper to report a rule prevent ing fillbustcttugand forcing n vote unless majority of the democratic members should sign A petition demanding such un arbitrary procedure. Mr. Bland was qulto Indignant , and lu slstod upon u rule , but the speaker wns obdu rate , and seemed to bo supported by most of bis prominent democratic colleagues. Mr. Pierce nud sovcial ether gcntlomcn at once began tbo circulation of petitions , but thus far they have not secured moro thau forty or fifty democratic signatures , although tha work will be continued tomorrow. Mr. Bland , this afternoon , made the follow ing authorized statement to tno Associated press with reference to the silver bill : Mr. llliind Makes u Statement. "When the rule was first reported , setting apart three days for the consideration of thu silver bill , 1 Insisted that the rule should bo a continuing order , knowing that three days coulo bo filibustered nut nnd no action had upon the bill. When 1 made this suggestion Speaker Crisp tiutly replied that I ouqht to trust the committee - mittoo on rules in that matter ; that , f tbo three days were filibustered out with out disposing of the bill , tbo committee on rules would report a rule preventing all fili bustering motions and compelling a vote upon tbo bill. "The dooato on the bill ran until 5 o'clock on the third day. I moved the previous question and than tl.o opponents of the bill commenced filibustering and kept It up until about li ! o'clock on the last day for the con sideration of the bill. The trlonds of tbo bill were determined to continun in session , so us to pres-ont alupseof tbo legislative day. Myself , Mr. Piosco of Tennessee and other members of the house wont to the speaker and asked his advice about the matter , whether bo thought that filibustering had proceeded long enough to satisfy tho' house und the country that tha committee on rules would bo warranted In reporting a rule by which filibustering motions would bo prc- uanted and bring iho house to u alrcct vote upon the bill. Ho assured inysof und n number of others , that ho thought filihus- tcrlng had gene on long enough to demon strate the fact and that tbo' committee on rules would report a lulo to bring the bill tea a voto. I may add that I moved the house adjourn on Thursday night , nt the instance of the speaker , and with the emphatic state ment that bo would report u rule culling all filibustering motions nnd bring the bill to'a -vote. Consulted the .Spealcor. "Tho next day , Friday , I wont to tbo speaktr.and ho advised the introduction of u rule to bo quoted on today , Monday , proAcnt- ing all filibustering motions and compelling u vote upon Ibo bill. Ho wrote put thu rule himself , I introduced it at bis request , and had it referred to his committee , with the distinct understanding thaf thu rule would bo reported today. 1 never board nnvthlng nbout'hls wonting a petition of u majority oC the democrats until this morning , when wo ought to have been voting upon the order/ itself. "Wo considered that the roll call of the bouse , showing as it did , a larco majority of the democratic party In fav6r of the bill , was a sufficient warrant for him to net according to the wishes of tbo domocratiu party , as shown upon tbo record. Tbo spea ker had glvou a number of the free coinage members of the democratic party to under stand that bo proposed to have a vote either today or tomorrow upon this rulo. Wo had te0graphcd [ for ubsnntcos In order to bavo our men In tbo houso. When wo found the attitude of the speaker had changed It cre ated confusion and consternation among thn frco colnaco advocates. They felt that they bad been deceived nnd disappointed bv the action of the spaakor. He bad i/Ivon them no chunco to got a petition. Decolted tlio Free Jolnueo Men. "In this mornmp's Now York World tbero appeared a dispatch stating the correspond * ont bad It upon the host possible authority that the speaker would rcquiro the petition. Of course tbo friends of free .silver regarded that bo had made pledges and promises , a indicated in the dispatch , to our opponents , pledges and promises that ho did not advise the friends of free comago he bad made. The consequence Is , that at the critical mo ment , they saw the speaker hud deserted them , and many members , especially tboso who were personally the followers of Ciisji , are now refusing to sign any petition , I * co at this tlmo but very little Iiopo of getting a majority of the member ? on n petition HSU- Ing that ibo rule ba reported. Of course tbo speaker has great power , and slnco bo has sbowo'a disposition to lay tbo bill on thu table , members who have confidence in him will go with him and tliU leaves us with iho bill having nut only the anil.free colnago moil its opponents , but also tbo speaker op. posed to It , and those who parsoally follow him. What may bo iho outcome I cannot say. Wo can count a sufficient number of members who bavo been voting against con sideration of the bill who state emphatically that they will vote for the bill it it over comes upon its passage , to give It from tcu to twonly majorliy. " Mr. C'rlnji In Surrlnril. | Speaker Crisp was shown Mr. llland'n statement this uvonlnp , und said ho was sur prised at Mr. Bland should have so far for- gotlcn himself and ino true situation as to endeavor to mislead thn public by such u statement. In justifying Ills position Mr. Crisp said that whim the rules were being considered ho had In cnucus pledged his party tint no rule should bo reported prohibiting filibustering or cutting off Uillta- tory motions , except at the request of a ma jority of tbo democratic members of con gress. A majority of the democrats requested that a tlmo bo llxod for the consideration of the frco colnago bill , but nvudng no refer ence therein to any chungo of the rule. In response to this request the committee par- milted thrco days'dobuto , Tbo speaker suld that , as well as ho lecolleetoj , Mr. Bland did / . ant to Incorporate some limitation of thn right of thu house to filibuster or wanted n continuing order , but the caminittea deter mined thai until iho necessity for such a rule wns demonstrated they would not report it. 'iho bill was taken tin and debated for tbrco days and finally saved from' " the table by tbo casting vote of thu Ecukcr , Mr. Crisp said tie veto wai a greal surprise to all partloa , A majority of tbo democrats voted against tabling the bill and thereby demonstrated thai they favorat ) Its passage. Speaker Crisp aald that ho as sumed that tboso gentlemen so voting were in favor nf u rule which would brln the house to a direct vote on the bill and proven * filibustering , and , so bollovlng , bo said to Mr. Bland that ho had no doubt tha com * rnltteti would report a rulo. Ho also said to Mr. Bland that in his judgment there had been sufficient fillbustcilng to demonstrate ! tbo impossibility of tbo passage of tbo bill without u rule to bring the bouso to a direct voto.