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f FHE OMAHA DAILY ' < TWENTV-F1HST YEAR OMAHA , THURSDAY MORNING , MARCH 31 , 1892. NUMBER 287. ,4 HARRISON LvCOLLOH FAVORS Ho Will Not Bo a Oandidato Before the Minneapolis Convention. THEY THINK THEY CAN BEAT THE BILL ? ol Afralrt of n Vote In the r Illnlnr Apaln In Charge lit the State llrpartincnl Wash ington New * . D. C. . March no. Serntor Cullom has sent tbo following letter to ex- Mnyor Rocbo of Chicago : VittTKD STATER SENATE. WASHINGTON. T . C. , MurchfH. IMt. . Hon. John A. Hochf * . Chlcnzo. My IHnrrrlcnd : Your fat or nf tliolStu , in which you Inquire concerning mv wishes in reference to tno selection of n dele-gato to bo cho en by the republicans In the several eon- V Kre'slonnldlstrli'lsnml hv our slale conven tions to represent tlii party In the national convention to bo held In Minneapolis l.i Juno next lies been received , nnd l take pleasure In unswcrlnz you frankly ns to my position. 1 huve said to republicans who huvo wrllleit to me. and to the pcntlomon representing the press who have Interviewed mi * , tlrit 1 woum csti'ctii It n high honor to luivo the support of the Illinois delegation In the national repub lican convention for prosldcnl of Iho United Btates. and would bo plcnt-od to have such oclCL'ntlon do ml that can honorably be dene to scoiiro for mo the nomlnitlon. I have many letters asking me to leave my post of duty hero nnd rotno to our Miito and tulio part In tbo campnlgn going on there be tween candidates fur the several stales offices nnd ulso to look utter my o n Interest In the MI cctlon of delegates to the national conven tion. I have declined to do so. and ns I am filluntod 1 do not feel ut liberty to leave my nfllclul duties to take part In any camp-ilgn for myself or nny one else and will not now uo BO for nny office. Able , Clean nnil Patriotic. To the people of the Rtntc of Illinois , who Jinvo honored mo repeatedly with their or- Blderatlon and whom I have served olllclally for tuuny years , 1 am grateful. I desire , how ever , that mv imme fhall not bo longer tiMd tis a candidate for the olllcc of president. The pcorllu vomi to favor the renomlnatlon of 1'rcsldcnl Harrison , whoso iidnilnlslraUon has Cecn ublc. clean , courageous and pntrlottc. I urn a republican , I bollcvc In the princi ples und politics of Iho parly , nnd I expect always to do my part , ns I nri v bo able. In up holding It wMlo In power nnd In securing for It victory. Wo luuo befotu us In Illinois nnd In the nation u great and stubborn hattlc.Vu must liiive harmony In our ranks If wo are tel l > o assured of success , either In the state or nation. Uur state nnd national convention should bo jso In the selection of candidates who nro most likely to give our party succc-s In the state an.l nation , and by success give iissnranco ol the continuance of our present vise , strone nnd patriotic foreign policy ; u troll considered lltcal policy , the foundttt on principle of which Is hotmst money fornn hon est people : a revenue policy , under which American tntdo nnd Industries will be care fully fostered nnd American Inbnr jealously jirolod ; of nn Inlrrnal pollcv that \\lll make mitigation safe mid sure on our srcnt rivers ; that will give commerce bolwecn slates pro tection from extortions nnd unjustdlscrltnlna- tlons ; that will give the country H pure nnd competent civil Mirvlcc : Unit will compel re- Ciiril for the rlzhts of every cltlren In every Mate : that will make the Government puis sant In Its partu and Invlnclblo In tiieli unity. With respect , I am very truly yours. JM. . CULI.OM. IN TlIKSnXATK. Army Officers as Indian Agcnti Sir. D.iwcs. ' VI own : WASHINGTON , D. C. , Marcn 30. Senator elect Roger Q. Mills of Texas appeared , pra acnlcd credentials and took the oath of office. Ho wns warmly congratulated by the otner members of the sonato. Mr. Stanford addresser ! the senate in sup port of his bill to determine tbo value of the legal tender dollar. His speech was In fur ther rxplanutiou and advocacy of the land loan bill introduced by him some time atro. Tbo Indian appropriation bill having been taken up , tbo discussion which was bocun last week on the subject of army officers being assigned to the duties of Indian agents ayas taken up , Mr. Peltigrew balnrj the first ono to address the senate upon the propo sition. Ho opposed the proposition as a step backward and argued that army officers did not possess the necessary qualifications and were not familiar xvith the duties. While the cler wan reading a long and tedious letter from Commissioner Morgan to Mr. Pcttlgrew ns a part of that gentleman's speech the attention of the presiding officer was called by Mr. Tuipleto tbo fact that a majority nt tbo senators was failing to re ceive tbe views set forth in the letter. This necessitated a call of tbe senate , and during- its progress many of the absentees came in , co that , forty-eight senators ( three moro than n quorum ) answered their names. Tno read- lag of tbo letter was resumed and finished nnd Mr. Pottigrew wont on with his argu ment. Ho appealed to the senate in tbo in terest of humanity and civilization to strike out the proposition. lru\ore < l Army Oliicora in Agents. Some of tbe points made by Mr , Petllgrew wpre replied to by Mr. Proctor particularly qno us to the troubles at Pine Ridge. If there bad been three or four nrmv officers at the Pine Ridge agency , Mr. Prortor believed that these troubles would not have occurred there and that vho millions of money ex- pcndei\ and thn lives lost would have boon baved. A dissertation on tbo general pollcv of the country followed on the part of Mr. Peffer. i'The ' discussion was continued by Mr. Hawley. who favored the proposed assign ment of army officer * to tbo duties of Indian agents , and who was inclined to think the better of it the more objections bo heurJ against it ; nnd by Mr. Maaderson , who ex pressed his belief thut the provision was a rory wise ono and that wltb army officers as Indian agents tbe era of bad blankets , shoddy clothing and rancid bacon would bo at an end. Mr. Hawley moved to amend the house provision by adding to it a proviso that whenever the president shall be of the upln- icii that the good of tbo service especially re quires It ho may appoint a civilian. Ho was asked by Mr , Palmer whether the word "specially" had any significance , and replied it had , In common conversation , and that tbe law was not much of a fool. Called It u Colil-IIlooilril llutclicry. The discussion , which had lasted over two hours , was elated by Mr. Dawcs , chair ; man of tbo committee on Indian affairs , wbo bad charge of tbo bill in r i argument against tbo bouso provision , 03 uelng a radi cal change in tbo administration ot tba Ii dlan service a change sprung by a ln.-5 member of tbe boisn and which aid nat At ceived tbe sanction of any oxccut u officer. Ho complimented Mr. Proctor's brilliant administration ol tbe War department , although tbo Pine Ridge diffi culties which had occurred during that ad ministration , 'resulting in a cold-blooded butchery of 150 men and women and a debt of $300OOJ formed nn part of its glory. " It civil places were wanted for the SOO super numerary , highly educated army officers , why not ( Mr. DawM asked ) find places for them in the customs service , which was so rotten , or in tbo land office service , which baa been so run .riot with by political huck sters out in tha " .vostern country I Tbe com mittee on appropriations , ne stated , were unanimous in recommending that the bouso provision bo struck out. Finally Mr. Hawloy's amendment to the bouso provision was agreed to , and without reaching a rote on the amendment to strike out the bouse provision tbo senate adjourned , Wctrrii J'ciuluiu. WASHINGTON- , C. , March 30. [ Special Telegram to TiicBEU-J The following list of pensions granted 1 $ reported by Tun BCE and Examiner Bureau of Claims ; Nebraska ; Original John H. Crawford , Byron E. Taylor , Albert C. Randall , William H. Kibbe.v. Simon Adamsky , Joseph 1L Hood. James Moles , Reuben Harris , Ichabod Trlitile. Alex Warner , James J , Brooks , Francis Brunnnn , William B. Dune , Samuel 11. Showers , William M. Hlndman , David B. Knight. Additional Michael J. Darnell. Increase Isaao Underbill , Uooree E. Douglas. William B. Muner. Ueorge Foslcr. KeU ue William P. Fultner. Iowa : Original -William Aldricb , Jullui A. Beddenstadt. Ellas Phlllls , Madison Reef , Gcorgo O. Basott.fohn Owens , John Hutchinson - inson , Lewis W. sillier. John UrlnderlicK , John tt. Hawthorn , Andrew D.Walltor. Alex ander J. Trego , Charles O. C Brown , Joseph Roser , Oscar C. Rose. Additional-James Halloweil. Increase John F. Wheeler , John B. .Thompson , Henman Harden , Robert R. Patterson , John P. Fister , Robert Codllnp , \ \ nrrcn L. Maxson , Darius O. Smith , Uovl Uroshnr , David Showallcr , James II. Easloy , Charles S. Shippy , William P. Tupper , Al fred Burden. Green C , AdKlns , Alexander W. Trout , William A. Forbes , Charles HaVen - Von , Charles Richardson , Jumu.i B , Ouisle.f , John W. Rico , Charles Dupbntn. Francis M. Adams , Georpo Wcsms , Jaraes Bass , ito- issue William A. Franklin , Jefferson Won- trr. ItcUsuo and increase James Eling. Original widows , etc. Mnlissn A. Bottler , Curcline Van Epi , Sarah Lucas , Maria M. Fenton , Jane Flint , mother. North Dakota : Original John A. Lyons , Edward Bly , Magnus Anderson. South Dakota : Additional James Mor rison. Increase liaao P. GrlTHhs. I'KXStOX HUUIi.VU. Contlnimnro of thn IHitmlnatlon Into the Conduct oT It * Arr.ilro. W \sntxoTox , D. C. , March ? J. In the pen sion oflico examination today the case of Clerk Uenaud , who was discharged from the pension ofllco for bavin ? wrl'.tan nrtlcloi \\hlchappearodinthoNow York Tribune , criticising the conduct of pension officials nnd commenting particularly oa ono case , wns taken up. llaum said Ranaud had the papers in the case on hi * desk and had no right to bavo taken thorn from the flies. Renaud dcnlod having written or inspired the articles in question , but admitted being a wnler for tno Tribune. The article was a tnisstatctneut , Raum further stated In bis complaint to the secretary that Renaud , after Commis sioner Black went out of office , boasted of having written well known "Physical Wreck" article ! . A Tribune correspondent denied that Renaad wrote the nrllclo or furnished the facia. Then ensued long colloquy between Raum nnd Enloe. Enloe asked If Ranra sent some body to see Russell Harrison to ret him use his influence with the controlling powers of the Trlbuo to slop Ibis attacK. Mr. Ebtoe attcmptod to show that the ad ministration bad induced Wbitclaw Reid to reuse the Tribune's attacks upon the pension ofllce. Air. llaum stated that bo had not approached preached Mr. Reid on the subject , nor had any done so in bis interests , so far as he know. Ho understood , however , that ono of the principal men of the Tribune was in tno city and had a conversation with Ben Bussey ol Secretary Nobles' offleo. Witness did not know , however , what the conversation wns about. Ha understood thct General Bussey had told the Tribune man that tbo business of tbo pension ofUce was well conducted and that the attacks ot the Tribune were unjust. Mr. Enloo Have you not , understood that the influence of tto administration was brought to bear upon Whitelaw Reid to stop these attacks ! Mr. Raum t cannot state that I have any information on the subject Persons have spoken to mo with some indignation about the manner in which the Tribune was con ducting its flgbt in the matter and said Mr. Reid ought to be spoken to. " \ \ bo were the -persons who expressed themselves ! " "I cannot tell you. Mauy persons coming into the ofllce and taluing about these arti cles thought it a little curious that one of the principal bureau of the covernmentshould be attached by the Tribune when Mr. Whitelaw Reid was a minister at Pans. " "While ho was holding u position under the administration ! " "Yes. " "Did they 'express to you the idea tdat anybody holding a public position under the government and having control of a public journal should muzzle his papsr ! " "I have no information on the subject. " The remainder of the hearing was devoted to listening to the reasons wnich influenced the commissioner in romovin ? certain clerks. WASIIIXOTON NJws. S ton rush lp Snbiidl.'s Utah nnil the Fair NotrH anil Gc > - , lp. D. C. , Marcb. 80. The re port of the commiuoo on msrchant marlno and fisheries , recommending the repeal of the mail subsidy act was submitted to the house today oy Mr. Euloo. It takes the broad ground of dissent from tbo policy of granting subsidies to persons engaged in any character of pursuits whatever , xvhicn policy , it asserts , is robbery in the tooth ol the law. If the principle of subsidy is right it should apply to all , and tbe cotton planter of the couth has us much right to a subsidy or bounty ns the ship owners , sugar planters and tree nippers who now recolva it The views of tbe minority are set forth at longtb , and are in substance an argument in favor of the retention of the present luw , based upon flirures showing a great impetus given to ship ouildtng under ibo new regime. Tbe house commltto : oa territories will re port favorably tbo measure designating the board of World's fair manager * from Utah. Tne bouso today passed tbe Dill authorizing izingtbe construction of a bridge across the Missouri river at D.UVitte , Mo. The attorney general will take an appeal from the judirmonts recently returned by the court of claims In favor of loiter carriers , in several cases involving the construction of tbe eight-hour law as applied to the work of these employes. In view of the danger thought to bo im minent , of a violent rusn and possible bloodshed - shod in connection with the opening to settlement of the lands in Oklahoma re cently ceded to the government by the Cheyenne and Arapahoa Indians , if con ducted under exisilntr laws and rules , Hsp- sentallvo Fvnston of Kansas will introduce in the bouse a bill providing for tba distri bution nf the land by lot Assistant Secretary NotUelon has in formed Senator Palmer , president of the World's Fair commission , tnat the condition of tbe appropriation available for the pur poses oftbo commission will not iustify an expenditure , estimated at JIS.OOO , for the holding of a meeting of tbo commission iu May.Mr Mr , Hopkins of Illinois , has bcn appointed a member of the comro.iltoo on ways and means in placoof Mr. McKenna of California , resigned. NttWS I'OIl THE A It At V. Complete I.t t of Chtiiffei Iu the Hejjulir hen Ire. WasnixciTox , D , C. , March 30. ( Special Telegram to Tiic BEE. ] The following as- tignmentsto regiments of ofticerj recently promoted and transfer * of ofliccra are or dered : A board of oftlccrs is appointed to moet at Fort Musoulo , Mont , on Tuesday , April 5 , Ib'Ji ' , or as boon thercalter as practicable , for tbe examination of such oQlcers as may bo ordered before it , to dettr.nlne their Illness for promotion. Detail for tbe board : Colonel GeoreoL. Andrews , Tivenir-ttftn infantry ; Lieutenant Colonel John C. Buas , Twentieth infantry ; Major Evan Milesl Twenty-fifth infantry ; Captain William V. Gray , assist ant turgeon ; Captain William D. Urosbv , assistant surgeon ; Fint Lieutenant George Andrews , Twenty-fifth infantry , recorder. Upon tbo ea-nplotlon of the business oefnro the board Lluutonant Colonel Bates and Captain Gray will ro-Join their respective stations. The following named ofilcurs will report in person on Tuesday , April 5. to Coloufll Goorce L , Andrew * , president , of the examining board , at Fort Mlssoula for examination by the board as to tbelr fit' ness for promotion ; Captain Hmues Luiv * ton , T.venty-tmh infantry ; First Lieutenant John McMarUu , Sweety-fifth infantry. The following temporary changes in the stations of tbe medical department are or dered ; Captain O. N. Biu"y ! , assistant sur geon , now on duly at Baltimore , will report In person , cot later than March 31 , to < bo United States military academy , West 1'olnt for temporary duty during tbo absonca of Captain Henry S. Kilbourno , aisUtant aur- 1:0011. as a incmbrr oftbo army medical board at how York City , nnd on the rolurn of that officet will rejoin his proper station ; First Lieutenant Frank 1. Merriwcathor , assistant surgeon , now oa Uutv at Fort Adams , will report in person later than March III to tbo commanding oflicer Madison barrarks for temporary duty during tbe absence of Captain Henry S.lur- rill. assistant surgeon , as n member of the nrtuy medical board Now YorK City. The leave of absence granted First Lieutenant Richard M. Blatchford , Eleventh Infantry , Madison barracks , is extended to April 30. The superintendent of the recruiting ser vice will cause twenty-lire recruits to bo as signed at Columbus barracks to the Eighth infantry nnd forwarded under proper charge to such"point or points in the department of the Platte as the commanding general ot the deparunctitshaU designate. After nrrivu' ' in the department the recruits will bo distri buted as cqualabla as practicable among tbo companies of the regiment , also seventy-Qvo recruits ttf ton assigned ut Columbus bar racks , to the Twcntr-seccnd Infantry nnd forwarded under proper chargn to such pointer or points as the department shall designate. First Lieutenant Joseph B. Batchcltor , jr. , Twenty-fourth Infantry , now at Fort Loav- cnwonh , Kan. , will report In person without delay at the headquarters of the army in thts rity. Second Lieutenant Thomas H. Mc- Gulro , Twentv-fiflh infantry , is relieved from further duty at the United States In- fantrv and Cavalry school , Fort Lenvon- worth , and will proceed to Join his company. Tha leave of absence cranVed Captain Mer- shall W. Woods , assistant surgeon , Novem ber 21 , 1891 , is extended ono month. The suspension directed February 2 , 1S9J uf operation of paragraph 2 , special orders No. 18 , January 10. 18ii ! , relating to Captain Aaron H. Appol and First Lieutenant Julian M. Cnbell , assistant surgeon. Is removed. First Lieutenant Francis A , Winter , assist ant surcoon , recently appointed , will proceed from St Louis to JeiTer.-on Barracks , Mo. , nnd report in person to the command- in e officer for duty at that station and by letter to tba supeointondent of the recruiting service. Major Jogn Van R. Hoff , surgeon , will proceed from Fort Rlley to St Louis to represent the medical department of the army at the meeting of tbo Association of Surgeons of the National guard to bo held In that city April IS to 21 , and upon the com pletion of this duty ho will return to his sta tion. TlIREir A 11OTT1.K AT CORIIETT. Unsuccessful Attempt Muilo to Malm the I'uglllst by nn Unknown. NEW YOIIK , March 30. Some ono throw an empty whisky bottle at James Corbet t from the gallery at Miner's theater last night The missile missed its mark by several feet , but the attempt to maim the Californlan created some excitement Corbett had fin ished two i-oucds of his usual three-round sot-to with Jim Duly and xvai about to "wind up" the bout when tbo battle whizzed through the air and smashed into pieces on the stngo a few inches behind the footlights. All eyes were turned to the galleries , but no body could discover who the guilty man was. Corbett looked up angrily. Ho intended to say something , but instead ho walked to tbe front of the platform and kicked the pieces off the stage. The house was crowded to the doors and nearly every man present joined in cheering the pugilist "I'm glad it was not a bomb , " Corbett re marked as be picked up a piece of glass and throw it towards the south wall of the stage. When the men finished the bout an en thusiastic chear went up. Just baforo the bottle was thrown a man with a husky voice and a dialect savoring strongly of Piccadilly yelled out : "Get bout y' blnotner. You cawn't lick Chawlev Mitchell. Y know yon cawn't" Some ono elss suggested that , Corbett could lick a room ull of Mitchells and. this declaration mav hare bad the effect ot mak ing one of the Briton's admirers furious , for it was immediately followed by the crasnins of tbo glass on the stage. * > OT KXAGliEKATED. Good Work of Americans Among the Starv ing Poor of Uus-ila. Pnit.AnEi.rniA , Pa. , .March 3D. Mayor Stuart has received from Rudolph Blanken- burg , a member of the Pniladelphia commit tee to superintend the distribution of sup plies , a cablegram dated Saratov , Russia , March 2S , in which his movemsnts for four days are given. Tno cablegram Is as fol lows : "Just returned from a four-days sleigh journev through Samara. Scones tinrtrend- inp. People just kept from starving through half a pound Mark broad and a dUh of thin soup daily. Hunger typhus in many places. It denes description. Implore aid to pur chase seed wheat to prevent a recurrence of thefamin ? . We help 20OjJ now. Will bring untold happiness. Answer whatyou will do , care of Minister Smith. Cable him all the money you can spare. " To tms the mayor replied as follows : "Havo purehaiod a second cargo of flour : American steamship Conomaugh will sail on April 13. Now trying to raise money for same. If successful , and any balance re mains , will use it for purchasing wheat , as you urge. " TUKV F.llLUD TO AOItEE. Jurors In n Murder Trial Alleged to Hate lieon Ilribril. PntLADELi'im , Pa , March 33. Thomas F. Wheeler , the onlv colored juror on the panel of the twelve men whoso failure to agree will result in a now trial for Casoaden , thu murderer of Oflicer Findloy , has mido an affidavit charging Elias W. Evans of No. 3340 Market street ono of the trio who stood out for murder in the second degree * , with attempting to corrupt the jury , The docu ment In question will be submitted to Judge Arnold , before whom the case wns tried. Whseler says that Evans offered him a present if ho would side with him in reaching a vcntict in the presence of Coarad Goiscl and George Armour , who united with Evans in forming the stubborn minority who hold out for a verdict of murder iu the second de gree. Till ! L.11IU11K1CS. How Workmen lire Trolled Iu Kallraail * C'aiuiu In Xe\v York. UTICA , N. Y. , March 8X The state boird of arbitration and mediation continued its investigation at Lowvillo into too treatment of laborers on Dr. Webb's Adirondack rail way. Leopold Dburm , who had just coma in from tbo camp , said he bad worked two months and received fia. John Mclntrre , contractor , testified that except for club- bine , Ibo men irere well treated , Ono boss said that the men would get goods at tbe company's store and run awav an hour later. Ho bad driven many of thorn back. The men , as a rule , he said , were un ruly. I'rlntcra' The printers of Omaha held their annual lection yesterday and tbo following officers ot Typographical Union No. 193 wore elected : President , W. C. Boyer : vice presi dent , G. W. Armour ; recomlnz secretary , W. A , Pangburn ; financial and correspond ing secretary , F. A. KianoJy ; treasurer. J. H. Cornell ; realms clerk , C. E. Matbews ; bergeant-at-arra , R , H , Jcnness : delegates to the International convention , \V. U. Palmar and 1C. W. Runkles. It was also decided by a rote of 27 to take tbe baok binderi into the union as a branch or uuxltlarv. By a vote a relief fund was also established , There were 217 votes cast. JlulUruy 1'oitul ( Merits. Charles B. Hoffman of Clarlrs has been ap. pointed rail way postal clerk betwaan Loup City and Grand Island , vice A. L. Rush , transferred to the Columbus & Aloion run , rice George M , Balrd , transferred 10 the Omaha & Odon run , rice F. A. Harrison , resigned to ru-engage in newspaper work ai Paplllion. C. W. Robinson of Fairmont bat boon ap pointed to a railway postal run between Pa cific Junction and McCook , vice W. C. Lelgbty. removed pending an investigation for fraudulent use of tbo mall * . vi nn i f ir t Tr'n'rotr nn iir i T NEBRASKA TEACHERS MEET Associations from Different Portions of the State in Session , RICHARDSON COUHTY AFTER THE BANNER Numerous Trnlrlo Tire * tinging In tlir Vi cinity of OpaUiUa Mnch farm Prop erty IJestroj-etl Jnll Oelltery nt 1'nlrbury > tate Nc Notc . Nonrouf , Nob. , March 30. [ Special Tele- pram to Tne Bet. ] The North Nebraska Teachers association convened its .sixth an nual meeting this evening. A great many people are present , nnd the prospscts arc for the largest meeting in the history of the as sociation. The program for thU evening is on address ot welcome by D. V. Sterns of Fremont : response , J. E , Hornborger of Nor folk. The principal nddrois of the evening was dellverid by Chancellor James H. Can- field ot Lincoln. The program for tomorrow afternoon is : Musical selections by Miss Maud Marston , Schuylor ; Miss Fannlo Ar nold , Omaha , nnd Miss Annie G. Monahan , Blair. The session will last three days. Tccu.Msr.ii. Nob. , Marcn'UJ. | SPJclal Telegram gram to THE Ben. } The" opening exorcise * ) f the Southeastern Nebraska Touchers as sociation were held in the opera house this oven inc. The address of welcome on behalf of the people of TcciJrnseh was delivered by Nlnyor Hill and ontjohalt of Johnson county by George Dillon Jot Cook. Responsive speeches worn made by Superintendent Pearson of Bcntrloa and Superintendent Carey of Falrbury. The president's aderess by Superintendent , Gardner of Nebraska Cilv was the feature of the evening , ho tak ing' for his subject "The Schools of the Future. " Over 100 teachers were enrolled this even ing and presoat indications point to double that number tomorrow. Richardson county intends to carry off the banner this session , having sent nineteen teachers today with forty to arrive tomorrow. Tbo exercises to morrow morning will be devoted to city schools nnd the afternoon to school officers , their duties and so forth. In thn evening Rev. Mr. Mclntire of Chicago will deliver n lecture upon tbo "Sunny Sldo of Soldier Life. " Already nil the seats in the opera bouse are reserved and it is doubtful if some will bo able to even eel standing room. Fri day tnorning will be devoted to counties and the election of officer Claimed ailg Fee. XD , NcOxJMarch 30. | Special to Tuc BEE. | A case pfmore than ordinary interest in the district court was the ono titled Albert A. istevwrt against R. R. Berth for an amount ot monty received by the lat ter for the former's farm. Horst is an attor ney and was authorized to sell Stewart's farm. Upon doing 'EO ' < ho kept all the proceeds - coeds ns attorney's foes under contract for defending the wvner of the farm about a yearapo. Tbe juryin the case returned a verdict of recovery -tor the plaintiff in the amount of $1,213.10. Uevoted llcr .Estate to Charity. NMop. . Mftre"h 3D. [ Special Tele gram to TUB BcE.Ajtolegrarn ] jnit received' from Hot Springs-S. D. , nnoonncos thu death of Mrs. Ellfc'aBoHa.C. Handley , an old resident of Brownvflle"Neb. : : Th3 deceased was the widow of M'AHnncUjay , who died in 'BrownviUo / years 'ago , ' leaving bis widow in possession of afine estate. The remains will be Brought to' BrownviUo for interment. Her will was opened today and oy its terms all of her property except her library is bequeathed to the Homo of the Friendless at Lincoln. It is estimated that she was worth about J > (59,000. ( ' Defeated the Itonds. Ono.'Neb. , March SO. [ Special to Tuc Bcc. ] The election called to vote S10.0DU bonds to build two school houses , ono each In the Second and Third wards of this city.took place today , the proposition being defeated by thirty-seven rotes. All are agreed upon the need of more school rconi for the chil dren of this rapidly crowing city , out cannot agree upon the plan best fittad to supply it. A public meeting will bo called at an early day to consider the situation. Troubled JlyrVounjr Thieves. HASTINGS , Nrb. , March 30. [ Special Tele gram to THE BcE-J-yHastlngs ordinarily is little troubled with petty lawbreakers , but for a few days past a'ganj of young snoalt thieves bos'botherea ho merchants of this city. Tbe police are doing their best to break up the gang by arresting and fining the members. Cat Ho for I.fveriuiur * .Market. Surnuioii , Neb. , r March 83. [ Special to THE BEE. ] The Superior Cattle company of this city loaded several cars ot cattle yester day for export to I verpool. Tbo cattle will bo taken from Superior to Fairmont by the Burlington and Wilibo landed in Boston in sixty hours. ' . Sold Moi'lfcttteil 1'roperty. lUSTixas , Nob. , March" 30. ( Special Telegram - gram to THE BEC. | C. M. Coo , who was wanted in Scotts Bluffs county for selling mortgaged propertytwas nrres' jd here today by Chief of Police , Wanzor. Coo bought a horse in ScotU Blurt * county and gave a mortgage in part payment. Ho came to Hast ings , bringing the horse with him , and sold it here. The sheriff , of Scotts Bluffs county took the prisoner back todav. J'ralrltJ I Irji Knifing. OCUU.AI.A , Neb. , March UO. [ Special Tele gram to THU BEE. ] Prairlo fires are raging south and west of Ogallala. Tbe country Is lighted up for jnlles. Several houses and barns and some Iiv0 stock are reported du st loyed. Full particulars of damage can not be had until * tomorrow. At'ruicit of llonte Stealing. PAPIU-IOX , Neb. , * March 30. [ Special to THE BEE. | Two or Uiroo days URO a young man called at $ pbammu's livery barn and asked for a horse la ride out In tbo country a couple of miles' , , ' lo ( got n pony nnd roio off , and has so far- failed to return. Ono of tbe proprietors of tbo barn bus bon out on tnu search for him , fad discovered where he bad stopped overflight , at Omaha , after which b'e Is supposed to bare gone north ward. Ills ibouirtite is the man implicated in the slabbing affair at Fremont DAKOTA CITY. NJsSx. March 30. [ Special Telegram to TUB BCK.J Deputy Sheriff Car ney yesterday afternoon at Emerson , on a complaint sworn cut by Perry Bros , & Co. of South Oiuaua , John P. Alberts , charged with disptylag of mortgaged prop erly. Alberts cn& 'fcere from Waterloo , la , , about two years ago and has been in tbo cattle business kith County Treasurer O'Connor. Aloertii&ave $500 bonds for bis appearance | _ ( inga Cpuntr Democrat * Meet. BEATUICC , Neb. , I\Iarch \ SO.- [ Special Tele gram to TUB Br.E. The democratic county convention .moVbere today and selected tbe following delegated to the democratic state and congressional convections : John Dtvyer , R. S. Bibb , A. Hardy , George F. Collins , A. M. HsrtmanX J. R. Burks. O. P. Marvin , Samuel Cotnor , D. W. Cook , A. L. Simmons , Luke BredentLul , B. F. Taylor and Stephen Bull. A resolution was adopted instructing tbe delegates of ( iUge cpauty in favor of D , W. Cook as a delegate to the national demo cratic convention from this district ork § In U s. BEATiiiCE , . * ea , March 30. [ Spf rial Tele gram to TUB BEE.I The city council last evening entered into an agreement with Messrs. Godfrey ' and Meals to defer tbe offi cial test of the 'capacity of the new water works plant for thirty days. During that period Uodfroy and Meals will turn the water from the Paddocx wells into the mains without cost to tbo city. Tbo pumping under this agreement began today , and this evening nn excellent quality of pure , clonr water is being supplied the water con sumers. The council also passed an amended ordi nance regulating tbo method ot building tbo street railway line ? of the Rapid Transit and Power company. The ordinance also pro- rldcs for penalties nnd fines for violation of any part thereof , nnd that nil worn done under the ordinance must ba to the entire satisfaction ot the mayor and city council within thirty days nnd that the company shall be llnolo for all damascs caused by its tracks cot being in good condition. I'ulrlmry 1'rlsnh r * Ksrnpr. FAtnnrnr , Nob. , March 33. [ Spsclnl Tele gram to THE Bur-l Two prisoners escaped from the county jail today while the Jailer was nbicnt at dinner. The escape was made by prying a board off the front window. Ono was a local character and lives In this county , tbo other , Pat Burns , is n general nil round tough , and was held to await trial for biting a man's nose off some wocks ago The sheriff offers a reward of f5 for his ap prehension. Funeral ot Ki-Mayor Ilrntlstrom. SinoMsnunn , Nob. , March 30. [ Special Telegram to THE Bcn.j The funeral ot ex- Mayor S. Headstrora wa held at the opera house thts afternoon , which wui crowuod. County Attorney 41. M. MtrqnU nnd Hon. Erick Johnson delivered eulogies. Cunrlunlon ol Dr. llronn'ii Trial. AuiioiiA , Neb. , March 33. ( Special Tele gram to THE BEE. ] Dr. C. J3. Brown of BromOcld , who has been for tbe past ihrno days on trial on the charge of attempted assault , xvas today acquitted of that charge , but was found 'guilty of common assault The complaining witness was Mrs. Margaret Wells of Bromficld. 31VST OPEltATK ITS Olf.V T.IXKS. Juslloo llreircr Dcclnrei Illegal thn Union Iacllc-\Vestcrn Union Contract. WAsm.vaTON' , D. C. , March 3J. Justice" Brewer of the supreme court , sitting as a judge of the circuit court lor tbo district em bracing Nebraska , today rendered a decision declaring illogil the contract under which the telegraph , lines of the Union Pacific rail road are operated by the Western Union , and directs tbe road hercaftar to operate its own lines. _ What the Decision Means. In referring to tbo decision of Justice Brewer annulling the Union Pacific- West ern Union telegraph contract , Judge W. R. K el ley , assistant general solicitor of the railroad company , said last night that the members of the log.il department in Omaha were not familiar with tbe minutlal ol the case , because it had been handled by Judge Dillon of New York. Ho explained , ho\ve\er , that the Anderson bill , passed by congress in ) July , 18SS , required all land grant railroads to operate independ ent telegraph systems and prohibited them from employing the officers or agent * of any other corporation in such service. The osten sible object of this measure was to give tbo public the benefit of competition , the rail roads. being required to do acommercial busi ness. ness.Tie ( Union Pacific and the Western Union had a compact for tbe joint use of tbe tele graph lines on that railroad system , . but two year * or moro ago the Union Pa cific began preparations to abrogate that contract , and comply with tno provisions of the Anderson bill. Among the first steps was the transferor Superintendent L. H..Korty from tte joint service otthotwo corporations to the employ of the railroad ulone. Tbe Western Union thereupon began injunction proceedings to restrain the Union Pacific from carrying out. its purpose. Tbe railroad companv then notified the attorney general of the United States , who began nn independent action in the name of the gov ernment to annul tbe contract and made both tno railroad and telegraph companies parties defendant The case wns argued last fall , Judge Dillon appearing for the Union PacIHo , Judge Woolvvorth for the Western Union and Attorneys Caldwcll and Aldrich for the government. The decree announced by Justice Brewer is a finding of tbo circuit court , which is not the court of last resort , and nenco tbe mat ters at. issue may yet be kept in litigation for several years. Superintendent Kortv says that the cnly parts' of the Union Pacific tsvstem affected by this decree are the lines from Council Bluffs to Ogden. a distance of 1,032 miles ; from Kansas City to Denver , O'J'.I miles : from Den- rer to Cheyenne , 10U miles. These lines aggregating , 1,771 miles , received land grants from the government Tbo Western Union owns 'J30 miles of tbo telegraph system in Kansas but the other 1,541 miles \vero built at the joint expense of the two corpora tions , and thev have used the whole system jointly. Tne railroad has three through wires' betweea Omaha and Upden , tuo be tween Kansas City and Denver and two be tween Denver and Cheyenne. The telegraph company has five. Jour and two respectively. In addition each has a number of local wires. The commercial business has been done in the name of the Western Union , but the Union Pacific has been receiving a share of the revenue. Superintendent Korty says the present ar rangement is an economical ono and has en abled the Union Pacific to make a profit from its telosrraph department He thinks thit it tbe railroad Is compelled to operate an independent system it will bo much more expensive and the additional cost is likely to fall upon the public. Not only will Iho pub lic oe the loser iiuanclallv , in bis opinion , but It will suffer more or le s inconvenlcnco because - cause of the transfer of telegraphic messages from the Union Pacific to the Western Union and rice versa. Should the decision of Justice Brewer be accepted as finul there will have to be an accounting between the corporations , and the railroad company will probably bo compelled to buy tbo tolegmph company' : ) interest in tbo lines affected by the decree. That will leave the Western Union without wires along the 1,771 miles of the Union Pacific mentioned aoovn. It will reach many points east of Cheyenne and Denver over other lines , but there are many other cities and towns which will have to depend on the Union Pacific for telegraphic accommoda tions. Attorney General Miller was asked this evening for an expression of bis news in re gard to tbe decision of Justice Brewer today in favor of the government in its suit against tbo Union Pacific Railway company and tbe Wejtern Union Telegraph company to compel the former to operate its own tolc- crftpb lines iu accordance with the act of August16S8. . Ho said he had nothing special to " ay about the decision except bo naturally was gratified at tbo re sult. Ho gave * n , brief hlttary of tbe case and sold ; ' -Tho decision , of course , up holds the validity ot tbe Anderson act and maintains the right of the government to de mand of tbe railroad company tbe execution of | ts telegraph as well a > its railroad fran chises. There are a number of cases against other Pacific railroads dependent upon tbe tame principles covered by this decision. Whether the defendants in this case will ap peal to tbe supreme jnjirt is not Known tome mo , although it seetuTt ory probable in view of the magnitude of tbo interest Involved. " Union I'urillo Annual Tbe annual meeting of the Union Pacific stockholders vtlll be held April 27 , and there are rumors of a probable change in tbe man agement. While Jay Uould's interest In the Missouri Pacific is that of an investor , belt bald to be handling tbo Missouri Pacific for speculative purposes. It is asserted that-he has been unloading bis stock la tbe Union Pacific for some tlmo with "a view toic- lluquishing In control at tbe oomlnpr election , and 10 support of this it is reported that his boldlni ; ot stock has been reduced to 'JO.OOO shares. At least only that number stands in bis name on the corporation books if reports may bo believed. About a third of tbo stock Is said to be held by foreigners who are not frlemUv to the Gould ItitorcM. They uppjivr to dislike S. H. H , Clark's appointment as general manager because of his similar connection with the Missouri P.icltie , nnd they are said to be ready to unite with any faction for the overthrow of thoUould management Mr. Clnrk has brought many of his old subordi nates back to the opjratlni ; department of the Union Pacific , nnd the change , If it comes , is likely to strlko that department , first These rumors are rather YAZUS , and nny bo merely the usual brood horn ol the annual meeting of the Union Pacific but in railroad circles thtro is general expectation of Im portant changes. * i-r-i- T - mr 11 IT rutting on I'rtst Tr.ilna. The Burlington is preparing to put on fast trains botwoan Caicno , Omtha nnd Djnver that will make n stir amougtho railroads. The train which now loaves Chicago at 10:30 p. m. and Omaha the following evening at 7:10 : will bo expedited. Under the now schedule it will leave this city about 4 : " 33 p. m. and reach Denver at 7 in the morning. It will then bo the fastest train between Omaha and Denver by moro than two hours. It will curry the fast mail and n dlulnc car. This train will bo of especial benefit to many interior points In Nebraska because of Improved connections. It will reach Lincoln about G o'clock , nnd the train for Grand Island will lenvo that point about 5:15 : in stead of S : . " > 0. This brnncb train mnv also bo extended to Ravenna , Grand Island , Kearney , Central City nnd intermediate points will bo reached at n seasonable hour In the evening. The return train willleave Donverat U n , m. , go through Omaha about mldnlaht and roach Chicago nt 2 p. m. This will require but one night on tbe road and will reach Chicago In time to connect with the fast trains east This will bo twelve hours shorter than tbo time of tbo corresponding train now running. Among other Burlington changes will bo one by which the sleeping car service be- twocnOmahaandDeadwood will bo extended to Chicago. These changes will bo maao dur ing the coming month. Notes unit Personals * General Manager Clark of the Union Pa cific is expected to reach Omaha this morning. Ho will come from Denver. The Union Pacilio and the St. Joseph & Grand Island bavo mads an arrangement by Ahich each will accept tbo mileage of the other. The B. & M. is building a handsome hotel and eating house at Rivcnna. It will be 30x 100 foot in size and two stories nigh. The Milwaukee bus brought in 5,000 pounds of shell in bond for the new button factory. There are rumors in Rook Island circles of now fast trains on that line , but particulars are not yet obtainable. Ile > oiling1 itcvelutlons nTtheVlckcilncss of u l.i : rl\iiillt Vlllnln. DETHOIT , Mich. , March 30. "Prince" Michael Mills and Lizzie Courts , disciples of the "flying roll , " who wore nrroued several days ago on charges of immorality , preferred by the princa's wife , were arraigned In po lice court this afternoon. A great crowd of people were in and around the municipal building this morning , when it was thought the prisoners would be brought before the court Owing to the fear that the high pitch to which public excitement had risen would result in trouble , and parhapi Ivnoh- Isg of Michael if hs was sean , thi officials announced that tno bearing would not take plane for several days. When rcry few people wer around the court room this afternoon tbo 'torin c" and bis spiritual wife , L'.ztto3oarts1 were brought In to plead. Both refused to do this and pleas of cot guilty wore entered In each ease. The nnnce is charged with adultery , lewd and lascivious cohabitation , anu co habiting witb a girl under 10 years of age , and bis nail wn's flxen at 51,700. The Courts woman was only cnarged with adultery and her bail was fixed at $ .JOtt. Both prisoners were held to answer Monday morning. After court was adjourned ths prisoners WJro taken to _ the jail , followed by a mob , waicb booted and pelted the prisoners and ths officers \vlth mud. Gi neral indignation 16 caused by the fact that the punishment in store for "Prince" Michael , in case bo is convicted of the three charges against him , does not befit the crime. The most heinous crime which wa1 ? cora- milteJ upon little Bcrnlce Bickle would In sure him u lile sentence if popularscntiment were allowed to dictate judgment , but the law places the extreme pennlt3" at five years. It is rery probable that .tno most serious charge of nny made will ba preferred agnlnst Michael , ut least the prosecution attorney and the police are mailing every effort to se cure the necessary evidence and the making of a complaint in the matter. The case is that or. Mary Armstrong , a girl of H , who was taken from the Israelite col ony by her father and taken had : to Canada. If she can bo induced to return hero and testify against Michael be will bo tried on the charge of rape , a crime punishable by imprisonment for life. According to tbe story told bv Mnrv Arm strong , she was. like Bernlco Bickle , detailed by Eliza Courts to bo a companion of Prince Michael on a certain night She refused to comply with the demand and was threatened witb n straight jacket and hand cuff ) and was finally compelled to submit to Michael's desires. Mrs. Mills , It is now believed , will sue for a divorce on the grounds of cruelty and adultery. Her luw re r has the matter in band nnd will put the case through is she does not change her mind. WII.Ii SELL PARK BOND3. City Council Imrlilr ? on I IIP I'arcHisn of Three rrup < > t.c < l Hlt-a. List nigbt in committee of the whole the council adopted the report of tbe Park com mission in favor of purchasing tbo Parker , Distin and Ettnwond tracts. Commissioner ! Miller , Lake , Pratt and Mtllari wans prji- cnt. cnt.Dr. Dr. Miller addressed the council nt lengthen on tbo subject of pint ? . Ha ihvelt particu larly on the location of the sltni offered for parks and their relations to the growth of tbo city , explaining'A'hy the commissioners hud come to tbo conclusions embodied in tbo repsrt , In answer to u question concerning the soutb side park , Dr. Miller said Tom Murray bad withdrawn bis proposed dona tion of four acres , and so tbe Clarke tract was unavailable. Tbo board haj nothing in view on tbo south eldo now , ex cept to look ut tbo Uupont powder house tract when the weather per mits , On motion of Mr. ChafToc that pirt of tbo commissioner.- . ' report favoring tbo purchase of the Beirns tract was rejected. Tbo committee arose and reported Its work to the council and received endorse ment , but not until nn attoir.pt to table tbo report on tbo Bemls matter had been voted oown. Tbe chairman of tbe finance com mil too was instructed to sell f 530,0JO worth of park bonds. Ordinances ordering Hamilton street graded fromTwentyrfeurtu to Fortieth , fix ing the dimensions cf building brick * and ordering Nineteenth street graded from Mason to Pierce were passed , Tbe dirt hauling ordinance was read tb third tlmo and referred to tbo city attorney and Messrs. Lowry and Cbaffee for revision After recital of some personal experience ! tbo Board of Public Works was instructed to notify the street sweeping contractor to proceed at nnce to clean tbo paved streets , or the city would do it and como back on his bond. 'Then ' on hour was spent In committee of thowhole pn the city hall lighting fix- lures and an adjournment was taken with no action. We will for thirty dsiya sell $125.00 lull cushion fciifotles. 18 J2 pattern , new , for $95.00. Wrlto for our catalogue. A. H. Pcrrigo & Co. , 1400 Dodge street. Miss Georgia Rich hat resumed ber posi tion in tbo Stockman ufhoo after a short va cation. DENOUNCED AS A CONSPIRACY Taylor of Ohio so Charactemas the Effort to Reduce the Tariff oa Wool. SPRINGER'S ' BILL TO BE VOTED ON MONDAY View * of thci Vnrlo Vending Moi : uro " prliitlon lllll In clpltntci : i Wan WASHIXOTOX , D. C. . ' .TO. Th Springer frco wool bill w uncoil in tbo uouso of representative as a censer - splracy beltvcon the cot- /\sor ! \ of tbo south and tlio wool man ol the north to enrich thomsolvojfc' _ , , expense of tLo nation. This charge wR ' , * * - , * bv Representative ' resentative J , D. Taylorte.tr * " j , n'nd will doubtless bo the subject of fWas vigorous re torts from the democrats later In the session. Beyond this utterance , which attracted gen eral attention , the tariff discussion today was without any unusual inclden's. Representative Butler of Iowa made his maiden speech on the taiiff and , although ho was sharply questioned by Mr. R y nnd other republican members , bo maintained hla rlews with credit and virtually found n ready response to the unexpected queries. Will Vote ( in the free U eel Hill Alnmlay. It is settled now that thts week will close the general discussion on the frco wool bill. At n conference of the democratic members of the ways and means committee today it was formally decided that general debate on the Springer wool bill should close this week. In order to give as many members as possible * an opportunity to discuss the tariff , It was resolved that night sessions should bo held for ibo remainder of the week and that on Saturday n motion should bo made to close the general debate. Under tbls program it Is contemplated that the wool bill shall betaken taken up and passed on Monday , a few hours probably being previously allowed for de bate under the live minute rule. Chairman Springer will himself appear in the houto on Monday and probably make Iho motion to suspend the rules for the passage of the bill. In accordance with this program Mr. McMlllin , immediately after tbe meeting of the house , announced the decision ot the committee to close general dcbato on Saturday , and moved that a night session be held this eveniur for the discussion of Ibo wool bill. This motion was promptly ngreea to nnd there appears to bo a general disposi tion on the part of the democratic members of the house to concur in the program of the democratic majority of the wuvs and moana committee and send the Ireo wool bill to tba senate with the least possible delay. ItiitlerV .Maiden T.irlir Kllort. Tbo first speaker of the day was Repre sentative Butler of lowu. who advocated tba psssnge of the free wool bill. Tbo aim and pdrposo of tbe political action of every man on the floor , bo said , Was to secure the gen eral wclfaioof the country ttlthout depriv ing the individual of bis right of life , prop erty nnd pursuit of happiness. Speaking in regatd to Ihe intelligence of the American work'.ngmoa , Mr. Butler was Interrupted by Mr Kay of New York , who Queried as to what had made the America' ! people intelligent. "Why , " replied Sir , Butler , ' -of course God Almich'ty gave usinteUieeneo. " f Laughter. ] "And a protective tariff , " was the addition suggested by Mr. Ray , amid applause from Iho republicans and derisive laughter from the democrats. "Well , " replied Mr. Butler , "if that propo sition is true It a protective ta-iff gives us intelligence lot us put on I.UBi ) per cent ; tariff and wo will all be Solomons. " [ Laugh ter. ) Mr. Ray suggested that in those countries where there was impoverished labor tbero were no public schools. Tha laboring men had to take their little children out of the cradle and put them into the workshop ; Mr. Butler And all of those countries ex cept 0110 are protective tariff countries. ( Laughter. I Mr. Butler , continuing , contended that the price of no arliclJ of consumption had over been decreased 1 cent by u protective tariff , nnd protection bad not resulted in tbo in crease of the wages of the workingmon. Ho had been accused of uclng a free trader. Ho was ono of tboso democrats who was not afraid to say that commercial freedom wns the best thing that anv country could de mand. The only wav for n nation to become tbe center of wealth was to become the cen ter of the world's trade. There should bo no tax on itrado except what was necessary to meet the necessities of tbe government economically administered. Questioned ( lie Committee's Mr. Taylor of Ohio , speaking of the wool growers of Ohio , opposed the measure. He regretted to bo compelled to call In question the integrity the report made by tbo majority of tbo committee on wnys ana means. But tbo figures in regard to wool and woolen in dustries \vero entirely 'Inaccurate and abso lutely untrustworthy , lie argued that thts country could produce all the wool that was needed. If in every southern state the dogs could bo killed and sheep b-j substituted in their stead , the putueni section would bo moro prosperous. 1 ho south reedod protec tion. Insloe of ten years the south would bo demanding protection for its cotton , ns today the people of Ohio were asking protoctioh for tbeir wool. Ho predicted that free wool would bo followed , by frco woolens in this country as In England , and that the people would resent it as a conspiracy between the cotton raiser. , of the south nodi the wool manufacturers of tbo north to enrich themselves at. tbo cs- psnso of our prosperity in tlmo of neaca nnil our Independence in time ot war. Ho exhibited a pamphlet published by tbo Ohio democratic committee in 1SS3 , which claimed that tbe reduction ot tbo tariff wool 2 or 3 cents per pound bad reduced ' vnluo of the snoop , the vnluoof wool aqd tbo value of land in Ohio $ G,000,0X ! ) in n single year. He closed with an eloquent defense of the McKinley act. Mr , Taylor favored the bill , as did also Mr. Crosby of Massachusetts , who congratulated the country that under tariff reform a republican majority of 70.000) ) in Massachusetts bad been so reduced that Massachusetts was today a doubtful state. ' Tito committee then a'roso and tbe took nrocess until S o'clock. TKSTBU T The War Department Select * I ho Smith 1'remlrr Afl < * r O'MII pet 11 It ICi-i m Innt Ion. WASiitsaTOX , D. C. , March 30. [ Spocloj Teloeram to THIS BEE , ! Tbo War depart * mont desired to purchase 150 typewriters and established a board of exports to examine all typewriters in corapstUion. After examina tion the experts docldod that ibo Smith Pre mier stood Highest in point of improvements and mechanical construction , consequently ibo order wtis awarded to tbo Smith Premier Typewriter company of Syracuse , N , Y , Ily pnotlietl anil Tliuii .Mulcted , IlAHTfonii , Conn. , March 3J. la the so > porlor court the case of Host vs Webster was railed for trial This is one of the matt peculiar - culiar cases over sot down for trial in a court of justice. The pirtles to tbo suit ura William H. Ru , an elderlv capitalist ot Brooklyn , N. V. , and MM. Ursula L. Web ster ot this city , a well Known magoetlo physician. Tlio suit is to recover ( < iOX > money advapced to Mis. Webster by tba plaintiff , It is alleged that tbo defendant poisoised some marvelous power over plain tiff. | He is said to bo a man perfectly able to do business for himself , yet bo easily yielded to tbo psychometric widow and no amuunt of money was refused her when the desired it. Mr . Webster i in Carson City , Nov. . and her counsel desired a postponement of fcrot week * which was granted.