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THE OMAHAi DAILY BEE.
TWENTY-SECOND YEAH OMAHA , WEDNESDAY MORNING , FEBRUARY 22 , 1893. NUMBER 2-16.
omtn TMIM TMITM' P r vifTn
SOME D1MEREME EXISTS
Lancaster County Lsgislatora Tangled Up
Over Penitentiary Appointments.
MISUNDERSTANDING AS TO CANDIDATES
\ntl-Moimimly Meamiren Ilnro Quite an
In Ilir Scna'eSeveral f.iw to
Itegnlatn Corporation Charges
.Started Alons Ilir Groove * .
LN. Neb. . Fob 21. [ Special Telegram
to Tun BEE. ] Considerable comment has
bcf'n created by the action of the senate In
adjourning this afternoon immediately after
the receipt of n governor's message had been
announcd. . The message contained the ajv
iwlntmcnt of Elder Howe to bo chaplain of
Mate penitentiary and Dr. Houtz as physi
cian of the same Institution.
The message was sent to the senate
shortlj after that body convened at 2
o'cltxk , but as the senate was in a commit
tee of the whole at the time the executive
communication was allowed to lie on the
president's desk until o'clock , when the
committee arose. The lieutenant governor
then announceel the receipt of the mes
sage and handed It to the secretary to
read. Senator Moore of Lancaster at
once sprang to his feet with a motion to
adjourn. The motion was carried without
dissent although the somewhat unusual
proceeding caused several senators to look at
tach other with surprise. Fortunately , no one
attempted to make a bad situation worse by
opixjsing the motion to adjourn. It is opined
that an embarrassing situation for some of
the senators might have resulted had there )
been a discussion as to oppose the motion to
Why Adjournment Wa * Taken.
Senator Moore was seen by THE BEE rep
resentative Immediately after adjournment.
He explained the situation in a few words ,
hut deprecated nnv attempt to make the
history of the case public. Ho stated that
some time ago Governor Crouuso had
agreed to apiraint to the iwsitlons named
any one the Lancaster county dole-
ration could agree upon. The seven
members of the delegation held a
meeting and n week ago gave the governor
the name's of Rev. Dr. Howe and Dr. Sim
mons. Today it was learncl that the gov
ernor had apiwintcd Dr. Houtz to the posi
tion of physician instead of Dr. Simmons.
A number of the representatives from Lan
caster county went ntonco to the governor
and asked for an explanation. The
povc-rnor expressed little surprise at
their mission and Informed them that Mr.
Oakley had told him that the delegation
had decided to substitute the name of Dr.
Houtz for that of Dr. Simmons. Acting
l > ou this Information the legislature sent
the name of Dr. Houtz to the senate. Inas
much as the Lancaster delegation has held
no Meeting since the name of Ur. Simmons
v-as agreoel w > on , the chance in the names
was not only unknown to the members from
ihis county but a complete surprise.
Nothing Serious Anticipated.
. , . - nil5 Ts the explanation volunteered by
t-xinator Moore. He states that hn believed
that no trouble would ensue , but that he
merely xvnutcd an adjournment until a better
understanding could be reached between the
Lancaster county delegation and the chief
executive. Seiveral of the senators claimed
' that the senate had given the governor a de
liberate slap In the face because of a sup
posed breach of faith in the matter of ap
The governor was asked about the matter
L this evening nnd he said it was all new tc
I , him. He had not heard of the adjournment
| > until that time , anel stated that ho had not
I h ard of any trouble. Ill-feeling or misundcr-
I Uunding over his action.
l\ \ Ohjectlon * to an Appointee.
I * A great deal of adverse comment is heard
I. regarding the governor's appointment ol
fc Moshcr to the position of chief janitor of the
n state house , owing to several scandals with
Kwhicn the appointee has been connected. He
Hwiis at one ( line connected with the State :
B Industrial school at Kearney , and the Board
Kof Public Lands and Buildings experiences
raoro or less unpleasantness because
of it , Moshcr , who is a florist , was also c
central figure in certain charges made some
time ago about the desecration of graves ir
the cemeteries , which were despoiled of the
frames of fioral emblems left by mourning
friends above the last resting place of the
m < ! nst. of their dead. It Is stated that several
able-bodied remonstrances will be filed , de-
t mandlng the substitution of some othei
I name for that of Moshcr.
, First Anil-Monopoly Kound.
' * _ > Today was anti-monopoly day In tbe sen-
. The first for the
i ate ; victory anti-monopoly
k people was the rejection of the majority re
E port of the committee on miscellaneous cor
H poratlons on senate file No. 54. This bil
was Introduced on January 20 bj
j-Scnator Dale of Harlan county
'it provides that it shall bo un
lawful for any live stock exchange
ju ! the state to charge or receive for the salter
or exehanco of horses or mules more than $ :
| > er head , for cattle of all ages. 10 cents pci
jead , nnd in no case shall the aggregate
, -haive exceed -$10 per carload , and for hog !
I and sheep 8 cents per head , in no case the
I aggregate charge per carload to exceed $ '
I jier single decked car orS per double docket !
I car The committee , of which Scnatoi
I Mattes is chairman , recommended that the
t bill bo indefinitely postponed. Senator Dale
t objected and called for the reading of the
I minority rei > ort. which ordered the bill te
' general t'le He then moved the adoption o !
I the mlr . 'rity ' rei * > rt. That report was
adopted by a vote of 15 to S , the followlnc
. senators voting against : ? Jcbeock , Kggles
I tot > Hale , Matt- , McCarty , North , Pope
nnd Thoirsou. Republicans voting with the
. , inlcpcudents were Graham , McDonald
' Mi.ler nnd Scott. The cnuouenunt of the
result of the i-ote was received with
manifestations of evident approval by the
Independent * ' .and a number of them ex
pressi 1 their satisfaction over the action o ;
the four republicans iu voting vith them.
t Senator Stewart of Sioux count v pro
rsj cnted the first new bill of the day. It was
f a bulky document of 175 pages of closelj
written pages. Its title disclose * ! the fad
that it wa s a maxmum rate bill. Speaking
of the measure during the noon recess , Sen
ntor Stewart said to THE BEK that the tirln
cipal f.atm-eof the bill was the method o
classifj Ing the railroads of the state. Hod !
Titled them into three classes , the rates or
the suialVr utKl weaker lit-es being highei
than en the larger and stronger lines. Hi
beMcvod that the a\enigo reduction of rate :
would lx- about the same as the reductiot
contcmnlMciT by the bill Introduced txirlv it
the session by Senator Clarke. His bill "dlf
fered from the Clarke bill , however. In tna
lie wo'.u-l aKiUsh the State Board of Trans
jrtatlon and place the enforcement of thi
law Jn the hauJs of the regular cxceutivi
officer * of the stnto If the Clarke bill carn <
up for consideration he would vote for It an <
JIB liellevcd that every independent senate
would vol ? for It.
Chatlnc the Corporation * .
Senator TxiUvk fired a bill In the directioi
of the sleeping car monopolies. His bil ]
which wns introduced and read the firs
tine , prvvides that it shall bo unlawful fo
any company owning and operating slocplni
cars within the state to charge a greate
rate than $1M for a lower berth
or $1 for an upper berth while sucl
cars are running in Nebraska frou
0 o'clock Iu the evening until 7 o'clock in th
I morning For the day use as an accommo
k dntion to passengers the charge shall be "
cents for the first 100 miles or fraciloi
thereof , and 15 cents for each additional 10
mile * or fraction thereof Any company vir ,
, laiing the * ot shall be dt-cined guilty of :
violation of the law nnd fined not less than
$ 100 nor more ttian toOO.
Senator Egglcston also offered n telegraph
bill fixing the rate to be charged by all com
panies tiotng business in the state It pro
vides that no telegraph company doing
business In Nebraska shall demand , receive
or charge more than - " > cents for n message
of ten words , and 10 cents for each addi
tional ten words for all distances under 100
miles , nnd ! C1 cents for ten words , and 5 cents
for each additional ten words for all dis
tances over 100 miles and under 800 miles.
The penalty for the violation of the act Is a
fine of not less than $100 nor more than S. > 00 ,
one-half of the fine to bo paid to the In
former , and tne other half to bo paid to the
school district in which the violation occurs.
.Mny Save the Iloiird.
There Is likely to bo a lively fight In the
senate when house roll No. isd comes up for
consideration. The bill was introduced in
the house by Sheridan of Red Willow county
and abolishes the State Bewird of Transi > or-
tatlon. It is freely predicted that the senate
will not concur with the action of the house
in abolishing the commission.s nearly as
can bp learned the fourteen republicans are
friendly to the board. Even the republican
senators who are su pected of havlnir antimonopoly -
monopoly sentiments have expressed them
selves as favoring the retention of the board.
Senator Everett declared himself in favor of
th"-1 > ! 1 in debate on the lloorof the senate
las' i"rsday afternoon. Senator McDon
ald said today to THE BEE that
he was heartily in favor of retain
ing the State Board of Transporta
tion , especially in view of tne fact that the
present session of the legislature is likely to
pass a maximum rate bill , as such a board
will furnish the only tribunal before which
the people of the state can bring their com
plaints and have them adjudicated without
expense to themselves.
Senator Dysart threw a bombshell Into
the independent camp yesterday afternoon
by declaring his friendliness to the State
Board of Transportation. Ho stated after
wards to THK BEE that he would certainly
vote- against the rejical of the act creating
Senator Han-is , another independent , said
this afternoon that he was not in fa\or of
retaining the board under the present law ,
but that he would vote for any maximum
rate bill which included a railway commis
sion in its provisions.
Another signal victory was scored by the
anti-monopoly senators later in the after
noon , at the conclusion of the debate on
Paekwexxl's bill to require railroads touch
ing at common pohits to maintain transfer
switches for the "benefit of all shippers.
The contest over the bill was exceed
ingly bitter , although conducted In the
best of good nature. At the end of a two
hours debate the bill was recommended for
passage and ordered to a third readine.
The most important feature of the bill failed
to elicit discussion during the afternoon.
The bill prohibits a charge exceeding the
sum of the two local rates on a shipment of
freight over two connecting lines ,
and requires the receiving road
to give a bill of lading
quoting the rate at the shortest distance.
Senator P.ickwood , the author of the bill , was
fecline particularly good over tne success of
his bill. He expressed his satisfaction at the
action of the republican senators who had
voted with tne independents all through the
contest over the bill , and stated his belief in
the success of the anti-monopoly legislation
this session by the help of these senators.
He Will Lose All JIU Property nnd Will
Hnvo to Itetlro From Politics.
CUICAOO , 111. , Feb. 21. [ Spoclal Telegram
to THE BEE. ] The fact has just developed
tnat N. N. Kohlsaat , one of the proprietors
of the Inter Oce.an of this city , as the result
of aionferencc with Governor McKinley of
Ohio , has consented no act as trustee in the'
settlement of his financial difficulties. Kohl
saat says McKinley's estate amounts to only
$ -.20,000 , which he will turn over to the cred
itors ; that his wife has property valued at
$75,000 , inherited from her father , which ,
though invalid , she insists shall be used for
the same purpose , contrary to tne earnest
advice of friends. So far the governor's lia
bilities contracted for friends amount to
$ .15,000. The governor insists on paying
dollar for dollar , and as he will be left
penniless and still In debt , even after
giving up his home in Canton , Kohlsaat says
there Is nothing left for him but to retire
from politics , rcslcn the governorship aud
take up again his law practice to earn money
to pay his debts and make a living. Kohl-
saat declares the governor Is the victim of
most aggravated treachery. He had no idea
of the amount for which he became surety ,
relyin ? on his friend and signlnir the notes ,
supposing they were renewals of former
CLEVELAND. O. , Feb. 21. Governor Mc
Kinley is still here arranging his business
complications. He emphatically denies the
report that he intends to resign the gov
YocxnsTOWjf , O. , Feb. 21. Investigation
into the failure of R. L. Walker shows that
Governor McKinley's liabilities amount to
intECK OX THE H'KtT S
Broken Hall Cuune * an Accident of Which
Meaner Particular * Are Ootalned.
RociiESTEit , N. Y. , Feb. 21. A passenger
train on the West Shore road was wrecked
at Palmyra this forenoon. It Is known that
three passengers werekllletl and fifteen were
injured , some fatally. The report says
that none of the occupants of the
sleepers were killed , but that the day coach
was full of passengers. The superintendent
of the road has sent here for doctors. The
train was westbound from New York.
The accident was caused by a broken rail.
The two passengers killed were foreieuers
traveling second class , and are said to be
Germans. The tram consisted oftwo en-
I gittes , three coaches and three sleepers.
The train rollenl down an embankment
eichteen feet high. One of the killed was
from Chicago , but his name is unknown.
The other Is an unknown young man ; also a
child. There are numerous slight wounds
among the passengers.
tVlt 31IXEHS Kll.l.Kl ) ,
Whllo Setting Timber * the ItooCUlvei Way
nnd I'alU I'pnn Them.
Jorux , Mo. . Fob. 21. Hy a cave-in at
shaft No. 3 on the South Joplm Mining com
pany's ground this afternoon four miners
were killed and another hurt. The killed
JOHN KItOKUChMx ! . ground foreman.
R. H. Cov ls the Injured man.
The nociiient occurred In a drift while the
iiicti were engauod putting In timbers to sup
port the roof. The tof gave way without
warning , aud ull were buried except Coy.
GtlXKli.tl. JlE.tl'ltKU.lKU'S rUXKli.lL.
UK Will lln l.nl.lnt Itest Tomorrow nt Ne
Orlt-nim tilth .Military Pomp.
Nsw Oui.it kxs. La. , Feb. 21. The funeral
of General Boaurogard has been fixed for
Thurs lay evening , February , at .T o'clock ,
j General Glyuii will be In charge of the ar
rangements for the cortege and will In.1
assisted by Mayor Fitiutrick. The various
civic societies will bo Invited to ihartlciputu
and members of the city , state and national
governments will bo Invited.
It has lioen arnuuwl that the body shall
bo escorted W lnwlay forenoon to the c-It.v
hall b.v the Associ Uum of thn Annv of this
Tennessee , under command of Vice l'rcsl <
dent Alleyn. and a detail from the Army ol
northern Virginia. All military honors
will be shown the illustrious warrior.
Movement * at Ocean Steamrm February 21 ,
At KInsale Passed Anploman , from Bos-
DAt Boston Arrived Pavonla , from IJver-
pool ; British Queen , from London.
At New York -Arrived 1-a Normandle ,
from Havre , Vigilancla , from Rio de Janeiro !
Alliance , from Hlo de Jancrio.
IN HONOR OF MR , MORTON
Cleveland's 'Secretary of Agriculture Ten
dered an Enthusiastic Reception.
NEBRASKA CITY GAILY DECORATED
Citizen * of Different Portion * of the Stiite ,
Jlegarillc * * of 1'olltlc.it Affiliation * ,
Congratulate the ( Jciitlcin 111
on III * Succe .
NEBRASKA CITY. Neb. , Feb. 21. [ Special
Telegram to THE BEE. ] Nebraska City did
itself proud today in welcoming home Hon.
J. Sterling Morton , the next secretary of
argiculture. The city was In holiday attire ,
flags and bunting being liberally displayed
and business houses closed. The reception
had been carefully planned and was faithfully -
fully carried out. Lonz before the arriv.il
of the train a lanro crowd had as33mbleJ ,
which increased with every momont.
The gathering was entirely nonpartlsan ,
republicans aud democrats all being anxious
to welcome their distinguished fellow-citizen.
As the train approached the depot it was
greeted with the ringing of bells , firing of
anvils , shrieking of whistles and music of
bands. When the train stopped and Mr.
Morton appealed on the platform he was
greeted with a wild burst of cnthusiains last
ing several minutes.
A procession was at once formed , compris
ing many hundred citizens on foot , city ofll-
cials and gjests in carriages , civic societies
and firemen , and to the music of their bands
the secretary-to-be was escorted up town.
After marching through the principal
streets a halt was made at Government
square , where Mr. Morton made a few re
marks. He was evidently much affected by
the demonstration in his honor and s.iid he
held this welcome hizh above omcial promo
Hehl an Inforiml deception.
After the procession disbanded ho held an
informal reception , greeting many old friends
with a hearty handshake.
Never in the history of the state Ins there
been such general rejoicing over an honor
worthily bestowed. That the people of
Nebraska City are trfoud of the honor and its
recipient was plainly set forth.
In the afternoon about l.VI Omnha visitors
arrived and joined iu the celebration. They
came ovrr the Missouri Pacific in charge of
J. O. Phillippi and included Dr. Miller , Gov
ernor Bbyd , Judge Wakely , E. A. Cudahy.
A. C. Foster , Kuclid Margin , Dud Smith ,
Jules Lombard , Harry Deuel , C. H. Brown
and other democratic war horses.
The Lincoln delegation arrived at 9:30 :
over the B. i ; M. , including Lieutenant Gov
ernor Majors , J. C. Watson. Church Howe ,
Representatives Leidieh , Sinclair , Jensan
and Wiihnell. ex-Governor Furnas and Sen
ators North and Mattes. They were met at
the deiKt ) and escorted to the Watsjn house
by two bands and a crowd of citizens.
In the evening the opera house was
crowded The exercises comprised short
speeches , vocal and instrumental music.
Acting Mayor Chapman delivered the ad
dress of welcome. Matthew Gerine of
Plattsmonth made a brilliant speech , which
was enthusiastically received.
\Vlnit It Signified.
Dr. George L. Miller of Omaha was
greeted with great applause , his presence
being taken by the audience as mcaniug
unite'd democracy. Dr. Miller's tribute to
Mr. Morton was beautifully expressed and
evoked great applause. -
Mr. Jules Lumbard , Omaha , followed with
a solo which was loudly encored.
A. J. Sawyer of Lincoln referred to Mr.
Morton's peculiar fltncss for the position
with a short sketch of his early life.
Mr. Morton was introduced as Ne
braska's first cabinet oMcer. He
was unable to speak for ssveral
moments , the applause being deafening.
He said he had been the recipient from the
press of the state and friends of so many
flattering notices that he would enter upon
the duties of the oflice with some misgiving ,
but if he discharged his duties as well as
Governor Boyd had done in the state he
would be more than contented. For the first
time In 5'ears duty called him away from the
scenes familiar for years. He should always
be glad to meet Nebraskaus , not us demo
crats , republicans nor pooullsts , but as No-
Hi ) was loudly applauded. The exercises
closed with "America. " the singing being
led by Mr. Lumbard. Mr. Morton leaves
Monday for Washington. Seventy-five per
sons were seated at the banquet at the
Watson house. John C. Watson presided as
toastmaster and happily filled tha" . position.
Toasts were responded to by Churcti Howe ,
Lieutenant Governor Majors and ex-Gov
Society I.eatlcru HUturhetl.
NIOIIIUKA , Neb. , Feb. 21. [ Special to THE
BEE. ] Early in the winter a family named
Hallet , with several grown sons and a son-
in-law , came from Hartington to this place
to reside. They wore good clothes , the
young men gained their way into the best
society of the town , and the whole family
being good musicians soon found their ambi
tion in this respect gratified. The head ol
the family has a mall contract between hurt
and Bloomfleld. and surprise has been fre
quently expressed that he was enabled to
support such a large family out of a con
tract paying tfJ cents a day and all llvo on
the fat of the land. Friday the boys at
tended a party at the residence of one of the
best families of the town. At the close of
this entertainment they started in anall -
night game of cards and several hundred
dollars , it is said , changed ( .hands before
the game broke up. A prominent
federal ofllcial of this county was
taken in on one of the games at Ver-
digre one day last week to the tune of $ * 0 ,
and all along the line their work has been
slick aud always to their advantage. The
circumstances are the town talk. This is
the winter pastime of these men. but during
the summer they travel with a circus. They
were driven out of Hartington for the same
kind of amusement , it is said.
Suspense Was Too ( ireat.
CHANT. Neb. , Feb.'I. . [ Special Telegram
to THE BEE. ) D. Schroder , a bachelor of 50
years living twelve miles northeast of Grant ,
committed suicide by blowing his brains out
with a shot gun this morning. He had a
claim in this county , but was not natural
ized , and a fear that he would lose his land
Is supposed to have been the cause jf the
FAiuiH'itr , Neb. . Feb. 21. [ Special Tele
gram to THE BEE. ) Last nisht Henry
Hagry , a farmer living near Daykin , com
mitted suicide by shoatlng. Ho was about
45 years of age and in good circumstances
financially but had lately lost $ l.tOO : In land
deals and also had domestic trouble. He
leaves a wife and two children.
Pl-ATTSMOtTii , Neb. , Feb. 21. [ Special
Telegram to THE BEE. ] A 13-year-old son ol
D. H. Erb this afternoon took a duse ol
laudanum with suicidal intent. The boy's
father had threatened to send him to the re
form school. By prompt -action the young
fellow's life was saved.
Tom MaJor'nSueelsl Train.
LINCOLN , Nob. , tVb.21. [ SpecialTelegram
to THE BEE. ] There was an exodus of the
politicians to Nebraska City this evening tc
attend the Morton reception. At the instiga
tion of Lieutenant Governor Majors a spoclal
train was made up by the B. X M.and left
at70p. : : ; m. Anion ? thosa who wont were
AV.ors , Howe , Watson and two score ol
Captain .Nuth inii'l llerron'n Tunertl.
BEATKICB , Neb. , Feb. 21 [ Special Tele
gram to THE BEE ] The funeral of the late
Captain Nathaniel Hcrron was held here
this afternoon , and was the most imposing
funeral demonstration ever held In this city.
Tbe Beatrice fire department hook and lad
der truck was transformed Into a catafalque
and the casket carrlod thereon , the fire de
partment numbering over SOO members , pull
ing the funernl car. Tho- funeral was at
tended by the maypr , city council , all the
city departments , officially and the Grand
Army of the Itepublfc members.
I'lAtUmonth' * Delegation.
PLATTSMotTir , Neb. , Fob. " . ' 1. [ Special
Telegram to TUB SES. ! Plattstnouth sent a
large delegation of citizens to Nebraska City
to attend the reception to bo tendered Hon.
J. Sterling MorlnnJonisht. The delegation
was headed by Hon. "J. M. Patterson.
of THE ui.nnxa.
Itccent Development * Strengthen the Koail'n
Seeurltle * a Little.
NEW YOHK , Feb. 21. When the
Stock exchange gavel fell at 10
o'clock today the bulk of the ciowd
of brokers on the floor closely pressed around
the Heading board anl operations began at
once with an uproar that caused the un
initiated In the visitors galleries to think
the bottom had dropped out of Wall street.
But the thron ? of traders was not so great
as that of yesterday , nor were opera
tions nearly so heavy. Heading
opened at a slight advance over yester
day's closing , viz : 1 per cent to 31. The
hammering which began as soon as a voice
could be lifted and hands upraised quickly
nullified the Imnrovcmeut , and In less than
three mluutcs the unlucky stock dropped
down to 24. In ten minutes , however , the
Heading crowd melted away to about thirty
operators , who maintained the war with
visror. Thfn came a short breathing spell
in which prices ranged-from 20 to SO1 . None
but small blocks were offered. First income
bonds dropped from 55 to 51. Tha general
list shared In the depression , though the
sales were not heavy.
New England in iho meantime opened at
40l-j and sank steadily. The transactions
in the ilrst fifteen minutes ' reached
s'i.TOO shares. less than half
the number sold In the same time yesterday ,
which was UHUOO. Later the pressure was
removed , and Heading .rallied 1 per cent.
Lackawanna liccame very weak , declining
from H9 to 145 . Delaware & Hudson
broke from iro1 to 12b ; Jersey Central from
120 to 110. Purchassrs nt the bottom yester
day began to sell to take profits , and New
England fell from 40 > to 8Sl.j. Northern
Pacific lost 1 psr cent to 43 . but recovered
the loss. Near the end of the first hour the
market became quiet , and at 11 was firm
at the rally.
There was good buying after 11 , during
which most of the early losses were recov
ered and some stocks rose to a higher level
than the opening. Coal stocks were rather
weak on a rumor that th 're was to by a break
in the price of coal. At noon the market was
firm and generally a shade above the open
IN NIW YOIIIC STATI : .
Mr. Platt Ilcnle * a Statentsnt Receivers Ap
pointed In Thftt State.
NEW Yonk , Feb. 21. A. J. Artello , one of
the Heading board ofmanagers , says the
Reading's floating debt is only ? C,000,000 ,
half of which is held by Speyer & Co. of
New York , and the other half by Philadel
phia capitalists and all-are secured by collat
erals dei > osited with them.
Concerning the effect of the receivership
Samuel Sloan , president of the Delaware ,
Lackawanna < fc Western , said today : "I
cannot sec that the sittiation has undergone
any great change.Tlie Reading system is
under the same management as before , only
with more limited obligations. How long
tne receivership will last It is impossible to
say , but undoubtedly | t will not last long.
. Qn the leases , us for instance that of the
Lohigh road , the receivership can have no
direct influence. But there is an inci eased
chance for an opportunity for that road to
break loose from the system. The coal situ
ation will remain unaltered probably. "
In the United States circuit court this
afternoon. Judge Wallace , on the petition of
Thomas C. Platt , appointed Archib-ild Mc-
Leod , Edward M. Paxson and E. P. Wilbur
receivers for the Heading ? road within the
jurisdiction of the southern district circuit
court of New York. The receivers are the
same as were appointed In Philadelphia yes
terday. Each receiver qualified in sureties
to the amount of $ 100,000
IlcccUera Have a Conference.
PIIILADEU-UIA , Pa. , Feb. 21. The receivers
at the Heading road met at the general
offices of the company 'this morning and are
now going over the affairs of the road.
President MeLsod said ihe promised state
ment of Heading's affairs would not bo Issued
Later however. Mr. McLcod , concluded to
say this : "Outside of latifyinc the deal
with the finance committee of the Pennsyl
vania we did nothing of Importance or of a
definite character. We. expect to get down
to this iu a day or so , wucn wo will probably
make some official announcement. "
A circular siened by the three receivers
was issued , stating they have taken posses
sion of the property .and effects of the
Heading railroad and tfie Coal ana Iron com
panies , and that the business of both com
panies will be conducfcd by the receivers ,
and all onlclals , agents and employes of the
companies will be cdntinucd in their posi
tions. All overdue wages will be paid in
cash- Due notice of the time and place of
payment will be given.
It is reported hero that one of the first
moves comtemplated by the receivers is the
wiplns out of the preference bonds. It is
said that the worst Reading loan , the one
which brought about the trouble last week ,
was called by the Farmers and Mechanics
National bank of this city. The amount was
S-'OO.OOO. It was paid. Other loans were
then called and the company could not re-
swnd. | , _
IIU I'riemU in Control.
NEW XOIIK , Feb. 21. Mr. McLcod still
claims that he and his friends hold a con
trolling interest in the New York and New
England and will depose the Parsons man
agement on March 14. " Ho announces that
the disaster that has befallen the Heading
company through nls ambitious schemes will
not deter him from the attempt to carry out
his plans in New England territory. Mr.
Parsons refuses to discuss the subject and
the result will not to. knbmi until the trans.
fer books of the New England road arc closed
.ITTIIIHVTIM TO fllK /.VW/.I.V.S.
DUnppearanre of a Snolh Dakota Cotr Hey
RAPID CITV. S. D. , Feb. 21. [ Special
Telegram to TUB BEE. ) Information re
ceived from the Cbeyenao river near View-
field , about twenty-five miles cast , states
that Henry Brewer , a cow boy , has been
missluc from the Holcomb cattle and horse
ranch for the pasV two weeks and
it is feared 'has fallen a victim to Two
Sticks' band of tnurauuloK Indians. Brewer
left the camp about two. weeks ago to round
up some stray horses , aod as those Indians
were seen In that vlcmitjr at that time near
Sulphur creek. It Is thought he was waylaid
by them. His partner , mimed Brisrham , also
employed b.v the Holcomb outfit , has started
out to find him.
Itrortranlird the Hank.
CITY , S..a"Feb. 21. The Black
Hills National hank of this city , which BUS-
landed Dec-ember 13. was today reorganised
solid basis with a capital stock of
"Women on the Stmce. "
CuiCAf.0 , . 111.Feb. . 21. Mme. Modjeska ,
the well known actress , will deliver an ad-
dn-ss at the Columbian exposition ou the
subject of "Wonwn "
on the Stage.
The sublec-t will also be discussed by other
actresses whose opinions are of value. Mme.
, Modjeska was requested to suggest the
names of such actresses , and lus accord
ingly prepared a list , including Mmo. Janau-
| schek , Agnes Booth , Mrs , D. P. Powers. Ada
Hehan , Clara Morris and Georgle Cayavan.
RECEIVED WITH CHEERS
Srmy of tie Federals in Eio Grande do Snl
Marching to Victory.
WILL CAPTURE SANTA ANNA FIRST
Their I'orce < nn the Frontier Preparing to
Striken DrcNUc lllnir In Conjunction
with the Troop * of Gen
era ! Tavaref.
Jama Gnrdin Rennttt. }
VALI-AUAISO , Chill , ( via Galveston. Tex. ) ,
Feb. 21. [ By Mexican Cable to the Now
York Herald-Special to THE Br.E.-Wlth ]
an army of 4.fjOO , which has been mobilized
under the command of General Tnvarez , tbe
federal revolutionists of Hlo Grande do Sul ,
Brazil , have bcrun tbe inarch toward Porto
Alegre. This Important news has just
Deen telegraphed by the Herald's corre
spondent in Artlgas. General Tavarez began
his forwanl movement today. His flrsv ob
ject Is the capture ef Santa Anna , which was
fortified by the Castllhtstas a few days ago ,
and when that town comes into his posses-
session he will establish then ; his base of
supplies. Tlien General Tavarez's foiecs
will march toward Porto Allegro.
The plans for this movement have not of
course been made public , but It is believed in
Artig.as that he will attempt to effect a June-
rion with the federal troops further north
and then proceed to Acoqia and secure pos
session of the western terminal of the rail
road which mns to Porto Allegro.
The federal forces along the frontier are
preparing to strike a decisive blow by gain
ing jKisressIon of Urubu , which is destined to
be the western terminus of the railroad , and
from there the march toward Acequia is ex
pected to bo comparatively easy. A largo
force is gathered near Santa Jcresa , while
1,000 troops are at Cabeda ready to pounce
down upon the Castilhistas at any moment.
All along the frontier there arc small
bodies of federal troops who seem to have
overrun that part of the country.
The Herald's correspondent In Artlgas
predicts that the inarch of the federals
toward Porto Allegro will be a victorious
one. Ho says the Cistilhistas are making
little resistance and that the federal troops
are received with enthusiasm in all parts of
Rio Grande do Sul.
A dispatch from the Herald's correspon
dent in Buenos Ayres , Argentina , says the
archbishop has signed a petition for the re
peal of the law authorizing civil marriages.
Dr. Decoud , the minister Irom Paraguay
at Buenos Ayres , has gone to Asuncion to
take part in the c-omingpresldential elections
The governor of Pampa. a territory of Ar
gentina , has reported to the government in
Buenos Ayres that a Chilian army officer
is in that territory in the capacity of
a spy. The Chilian officer reports that
his object Is to buy a ranch , but
this is not believed by the governor
of Pampa who insists that he has been visit
ing points 'on .the boundary line between
Chili and Argentina for the purpose of ar
ranging plans for future use against the lat
Typhus fever is Increasing in Buenos
cro's Afiirsrs i.v ritouni.E.
Colombian Cowboy * Kefiiac to Itecognlze
the General' ! , Authority.
[ Copi/rtoMcil by Jamet ( 'union lltnnett.l
CAICACAS. Venezuela , ( via. Galveston. Tex. )
Feb. ' . ' 1. [ By Mexican Cable to the New
York Herald Special to THE BEE.A ] bat
tle is reported to have been fought between
the agents of General Crespo and Colombian
cowboys in the Colombian state of Cassnare.
Farmers in that state attempted to confiscate
cattle of which Venezuela claims ownership.
The cattle were uriven from the Venezuelan
state of Tacira by the contmuista governor ,
General Cistro , to graze upon lands which
have since been decided to belong to Colom
The tight resulted from the effects of Gen
eral Crespo's agents to gain i > ossession of the
cattle. Several persons were killed.
Baron tie Espejo is said to be organizing a
syndicate , which pro [ > oses to start a new ag
ricultural bank and flood the country with
A dispatch from Valencia says that nn in
sane woman in that city murdered her 12-
year-old daughter with a macheta. The girl
was cut into forty pieces.
Ge.ieral Oitez , ex-contlnulsta governor of
Orinoco , returned to Cuidad , Bolivia , a few
days ago , When he landed from the steamer
ho was surrounded by a mob on the wharf
and badly beaten.
BOGOTA , Colombia , ( via Galveston , Tex. , )
Feb. 21. [ By Mexican Cable to the New
York Herald Special to THE BEE.J The
Colombian government has sent a re
quest to Bogota that an expression of
public opinion be given in Panama
on the advisability of granting further con
cessions to the Panama Canal company.
The governor of Panama has requested the
Chamber of Commerce to call a meeting for
the purpose of securing an expression of pub
lic opinion in regard to the question. The
British minister at Bogota has assured the
Colombian government that England will aid
It in maintaining Colombian rights on the
isthmus. This aid Is to be extended by
virtue of the provisions of the Clayton-Bui-
wer treaty should the French government
undertake to interfere with Colombian
ii.tiiiiibos's HOME cumxo.
Indianapolis Citizen * Preparing to tilve Him
i Heart ) ' Welcome.
I.s'iiUXAvbLis , Ind. , Feb. 21. The commit
tee on arrangements for the reception to bo
tendered President Harrison on his return
to this city for residence has decided , in
deference to requests from the president , to
make the affair as informal as iossible. The
president will arrive about noon of March C
and a few of the members of the committee
will meet him at a point on the road a
short distance from the city. At the depot
others of the committee and members of the
different committees , as well as all the civic-
and military organizations that desire , will
meet the train.
At 7 o'clock a public reception will be hold
at the state house. Governor Matthews will
make a brief address , to which the president
will doubtless respond. The public will 1 e
received after these ceremonies in the gov
ernor's parlors. The various public buildings -
ings , as well as the stores and private resi
dences , will display bunting and flags in
honor of the event.
Wyoming' * Stock CoiumUtlon AhoIUhed.
CHEYEJCXEVyo , Feb. 21. Governor Os-
j borne today vetoed the item of * 10,000 in the
general appropriation bill for the Wyoming
stock commission , which Included the Item
I of f3.000 to pay H. B. Ijams , secretary of the
commission , for salary for the past two
years , and the items of II > OJ and $1,500 for
contingent e cp nses and salary of the state
veterinarian. The bill was left in the hands
of the governor at the close of the session
and his action is final and practically
abolishes the stock commission and the office
" J" KXniXKEKH VUMl'LAIX.
town Member * Appoint n Grievance Com
mittee to AcIJunt nxtrn Time Difference * .
Orrotw.i , la. . Feb. 21. [ Special Telegram
to THE Bet : . ] A committee of middle divi
sion Iowa engineers of the "Q'1 met here
today and appointed a grievance com
mittee consisting of 'A. T. Stevens and
Thomas J. Curry to go to Chicago
and confer with Chicago , Burlington
& Qtilncy officials In regard to
delayed time. They claim they should
bo paid the same as the conductors and
brakcmcn , the latter being paid extra for all
over eleven hours for a day. The engineers
have heretofore been paid so much for a
trip and it was necessary they should lay at
one particular station two hours before they
got paid for one your overtime , therefore
they ask to be paid the same as trainmen.
This committee leaves for Chicago this
My tcrv of n Double Murder Ktpl.ilneil.
Siorx CITY , la. . FCD. 21. [ Special Tele
gram to Tup. BEE. ] The sheriff's officers
have just made public a confession obtained
by them in July , Ib'Jl. from James Mclnt.vre ,
that clears the last suspicion of doubt as to
the responsibility of one of the most atro
cious murders committed in Iowa , December
f > . 1MW , when William and Christian Oemiir.
wealthy tenement house owners , were mur ]
dered in their home in the east part of the
city by a burglar.
Suspicion pointed to Mclntyrc. and he
was arrested aud convicted of murder in the
second degree and sent to the penitentiary
on purely circumstantial evidence. There was
always doubt as to his guilt. Knrouto
to the penitentiary Mclntyi'o confessed that
he went to the Oemigs' hume to rob them of
rents they had collected that day. The
Oemigs were awakened and grappled with
him , and to escape ho shot them both. Me-
Intvre dicti in the penitentiary last week
and today the confession was made public
for the first time.
The only excuse for not giving it out
sooner is that Mclntyre. who hud consump
tion , requested that it be kept a secret until
he died. He came here from Washineton
county. Ohio , where his father uud brother
are coal operatives.
Charge * At-.iliist 1'ollci' Officer * .
Siot-x CITY , la. . Feb. 21. [ Special Tele
gram toTus BEE. ] T. H. Felter , John Roy-
bnuld. Wide. Hick Falland. machinists and
L ouis Wagner and Ilichard Fitzgerald , mer
chants , toda/fllud affidavits in which they
charge that when arrested by the i > olice
they Mad considerable money , and when re
leased they were toH they had no money
and were maltreated when they demande , !
it. They say they will secure a number of
additional affidavits to the s-imo effect. The
matter will bo investigated. Individual
suits are also being filed to recover property.
IV11 Through the llrhlce.
DES MOISE < S. la. . Feb. 21. [ Spcial Tele
gram to THE BEE. ] About daylight this
morning ; hc dead body of B. F. Wamsley
was found on tne ire under the Hock Island
railway bridge. He was last scrn alive
yesterday about r > o'clock in an intoxicated
condition , and had evidently fallen through
the britjtre. He was about GO years old , and
hat until recently resided at Wintersst. la.
He was a tailor by trade , but of late years
practiced dentistry. Ho had served a term
In the i > cnltentiiry ! for passing counterfeit
money. v _ , . . ' - . - - -
Harrison County K < Mt Contest.
Miorni VALLEY , ! a. . Fob. 21. ( Special to
THE BEE. ] The county swit contest between
Missouri Valley and Logan is now under con
sideration by the Board of Supervisors , who
have for the past week been arranging the
petition and remonstrance in alphabetical
order preparatory to counting the names
thereon. The petition for removal contains
over .1,000 names , while the remonstrance
has a few over 3,000. It seems probable that
a vote may be ordered.
Sentenced it ISrute.
Siorx CITY , la. , Feb. 21. [ Special Tele
gram to THE Bcr. . ] Samuel Mitchell was
today sentenced to one year's Imprisonment
for assault with intent to commit great
bodily injury at th" instance of the Humane
society , which prosecuted. Ho pounded his 8-
year-old son into insensibility with a board ,
and the boy has been confined to his bel for
two months because of the injuries.
.Missouri Valley Pjthlani.
Mfesoriu VALI.ET , la. . Feb. 21. [ Special to
THE BEE. ] Auction loJge No. GO , Knights of
Pythias , entertained 200 guests last evening
at the anniversary celebration. The banquet
was one of the most pleasing events ever
held in the city.
"The .Mnnehester , " Formerly the "Creole"
ite ort. Destroyed.
The two-and-a-half-story frame buildin ?
at the northwest corner of Eleventh and
Chicago streets and known as the "Man
chester" was almost totally destroyed by
fire last night. For at least six months this
building , wheh was formerly occupied by
the -'Creoles , " has been vacant , and the
owner , Mrs. Lewis Slobcvukl , who
lives at 2323 Wirt street , has em
ployed a watchman tc look after the
place. Apparently the watchman was
notattoiilinir to his duties , for otherwise the
fire should have been discovered sooner. As
it was. the whole affair was a mistake.
About half an hour before the lire in the
building broke through the annex to tno
building an ox-policenrm named Graham ,
who still retained a fire key , pulled the
box at Fifteenth and Chicago streets.
When the department arrived Graham
asked Chief Gallkrun to ire down the street
and inspect a building. The chief saw that
Graham was intoxicated , and after question-
I ing him closely and gaining no information
ordered his men to their houses. The big bell
had hardly struck "all home" before
another alarm from the same -box sounded.
By this time the flames could be seen.
In a very short time the tire ,
which started In the rear of the
building , spread upwards and the roof
was soon ablaze. Ladders were run
up and hose lines laid in from seven com
panies and the building was com
pletely flooded. At one time It looked
as if the big house was doomed ,
but the hard work on the part of the firemen -
men , who threw streams of water from
above and below at the same time , held the
flames In check , and thus saved the base
ment and first floor and part of the second
The house was filled with elogaut furni
ture and was fitted up from garret to cellar
by the owner in luxunous style. All of the
bedding , the splendid plu h furniture uud
the two pianos will be a total loss.
Very likely the loss on the contents will
foot up to nearly $3,500 , as very little of the
stuff can be saved. The building will need
a thorough overhauling , a new roof and a
new second story floor , which will cost proba
To Suppre * * .Mob Violence.
AUSTIN , Tex. , Feb. 21. In the senate to
day Mr. Baldwin Introduced a bill to sup
press mob violence , to provide damages for
any person killed by a mob to the surviving
relatives , and to duilne , prevent and punish
official neglect by removal of the sheriff.
A concurrent resolution was adopted by
the legislature endorsing Hon. C. B. Gllguro
for appointment as minister to Mexico.
Will Not Sell Thrlr I-uniU.
CHEYENNE , Wyo. , Feb. 21.-The Shoshonc
Indians , from whom a government commis
sion has been trying to purchase part of the
Shoshone reservation , have refused to part
with any of the lands in the southern | rt
of the reservation. As this Is the portion
particularly wanted by the government , the
refusal blocks all the negotiation * by the
Tfl PI TTT t\TATIIPn OfV t TAIA
TO ELECT AMITIILR SENATOR
Republicans of Kansas Determined to Con
test Judge Martin's Claims.
WAGGENER OF ATCHISON THEIR CHOICE
ThotiRh a Democrat lie U Treferred to the
1'HTorlteof ( he Poiull | < tn .V roil
That He Will llo
TOIT.KA , Kan. , Fob 21. [ Special Telegram
to THE BBE. ] At the conclusion of the re
publican senatorial caucus last night a com
mlttee of three was npiiohitod to confer with
the democrats and request them to
agree on a democratic candMat" for
United States senator. Tonicht the
republican ! committee was hanJed the
following communication signed by Cham
bers of Commauche and Meagher of Lcaveti-
worth , the democratic me'mbers who refuse
to recognlfo the populistshousjoivatiization :
"In compliance with your report the demo
cratic members of the house of representa
tives unanimously submit the namoof Hon.
B. P. Waggoner for United States senator
and request your co-operation In his elec
Edward Carroll of Lcavenworth and Colonel
nel A. A. Harris of Fort Scott both with
drew from the race toJay and tonisrht Car
roll went before the republican caucus to
urge Waggoner's romination. The republi
cans are Inclined to support W. H. Rossing-
ton , a democratic lawyer of this oily , but the
democratic members arc confident that they
can force them to eono : to Waggoner. Mr.
Waggencr is the general attorney of the
Missouri Pacific roatt and one of the leading
lawyers of this state.
I'litnru Course of the Itepubllcans.
The republicans claim that after the su
preme co'irt has decided against the populist
house organization enouxli members will
come to the house to give the republicans a
clear constitutional mntorlty and that
a senator will bo locally elected.
With Chambers and Moagher the repub
licans have eighty-two votes , one less than
ft constitutional majority , but they assert
that since two seats have been declared
vacant eiehtv-three votes are not necessary.
It Is claimed by the friends of Mr. Wag
goner that the scheme for electing a United
States senator originated with the demo
cratic leaders in Washington nnd that the
senate will seat after March 4 any reputable
democrat who can get a constitutional
majority of the Kansas legislature.
It is further asserted that President Cleve
land has been disgusted with the fight In the
Kansus legislature and had intended to np-
ppint ex-Governor Glick as secretary of ag
riculture before it arose. Hi3 appointment
of Morton of Nebraska , who fought fusion In
that state. U taken nj the friends of Wag
goner to mean that he is opiosed to the popu
list way of conducting political lights.
Dr. S. F. Neclv , mayor of I/cavenwortb ,
who has been with Senator Martin iu Wash
ington , arrived here tonight to look after the
interests of his uLlef. In an interview ho
said that each member of the democratic
senatorial steering committee had assure * }
him that Martin had be.cn legally elected
and would be seated. He further asserted
that Senator-Martin had held a long confen
flico With President-elect Cleveland
that the president approves ! of the
deal In Kansas.
IT Isi NOW I.V COUKT.
Kaunas' Politic * ! SqnaUhule in a Fair Way
to lie Settled.
TOPEKA. Kan. , Feb. 21. The supreme
court this morning took up the
case of S. C. Gunn , who ap
plies for a release by proceeJiujs In habeas
corpus from the custody of C. C. Clcvenger ,
sergcant-at-arms of the Douglass or republi
can house. Gunn. U will bo remembered ,
obligingly agreed to place himself in con
tempt of the Douglass house in order that the
lawyers of the republican state central com
mittee might make a test of the legality of
the Douglass house.
In the supreme e-oart this morning , when
the case was called , the little court rooin
was filled with interested spectators , among
them being the principal orMecrs of the rival
houses and prominent politicians of both
sides. The famous controversy in this case
was stilted by nn attorney representing the
petitioner , then F. Garver followed fir the
Douglass house , and ho was followed by
Judge Dover for the Dunsmoro house.
Judge Dover asked upon whom the burden
of proof would i-es.t. Chief Justice Norton
held that it would rest ui > on the petitioner.
Hero the lawyers for the Dunsmoro housa
entered a protest , arguing that the burden
of proving their case should rest upon the
republicans. The attorne.s for the Douglass
house took the contrary view and Judge Webb
for the Dunsmorc house closed the argu
ment by reading the statute on the subject.
The argument seemed to put a different
phase on the situation , and the court , aftet
a brief consultation , ordered that the burden
rest upon the Douglass ludse. This was a ,
point for the Dunsmore house.
The examination of witnesses then pro
ceeded. Frank L. Brown , chief clerk of tha
Dousbiss house , was examined this morning.
This afternoon Speaker Douglas , Messrs.
Cubblson , Brown and Bt-n Rich , clerk of tha
populist house , testified In the cass. Noth
ing now was elicited by their testimony , anil
court adjourned until U o'clock tomorrow
It is doubtful when a decision will bo
reached in the case. There are so many law
yers that if all avail themselves of the right
j to Interpose objections In examining wit
nesses and make speeches , they may bo
able to drag the cas ? along for a week. This ,
it is understood , will b3 the policy of the
populists , in order that they may pass all
bills on their caucus program , nnd adjourn
the legislature without delay before tha
court can reach a deislon. .
I.AWSOVS NIHVI : : wo.v.
KITorts to Oust the Speaker of ( ho South
Dakota I [ OHM * Defeated ,
PIEKKE , S. D. , Feb. Ul. ( Special Tclsgratn
to THE BEE. ] The most interesting incident
of the session occurred this afternoon. At U
o'clock , the hour of special order , the speaker
declared the house In committee of the whole ,
on the World's fair bill and called Price to
the chair. The clerk began to read the bill.
Packer. Hooker , Belk and others dcnlexl
that the house was in committee , ' , stating-
that the ] > ewer to effect this was In the house
alone and not the speaker. A short , sham
wrangle ensued and it was moved that the
bouso go Into committee of the whole ,
but Hoe | > cr denied that any one was lawfully
In the chair and moved that the house t-hoosa
Price speaker pro tomporo. Lynch seconding.
Things looked squally. In another minutu
the speaker pro teiniwe would htivo been
elected , after which the ousting of I xwson
would be easy. The latter possesses con ,
summate nerve , and with long btridcs ha
reached his desk , grasjied the travel , struck
a resounding blow , commanded the house to
be In order , and , expanding his resonant ,
voice to its full capacity , facing Hooper ,
with stem searching glance , he deliberately
and with every word emphasized , stated
that he acted fully within the mils and In
pursuance of dignified action of the house
yosterday. The opixmltlou melted away ,
and the speaker was master of the house.
The house then resolved itself into comtr.lt-
tec of the whole and the debate ensued.
The house in the evening sobslon tonight
I | iassed the World's fair oil ! appropriating
| fJO.UOO and appointing nine men and w < .meu
< commissioners. The vuto stood GO to ID , the.
. senate having passed the amended bill till *
[ afternoon. It now goes to thegovcrnor , who
will sign it promptly. It is understood lhat.
the old commission will be reappolnttxt ,
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