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FHE OMAHA ; DAILY BEE.
TWENTY-SECOIN I ) YEAH. OMAHA. THURSDAY MORMNG , MA11CII 16. 1893. NUMBER' 268.
TAKEN IN CAUCUS
Eallroad Managers Moving to Save the State
Board of Transportation.
ARE TRYING TO HEAD OFF IMPEACHMENT
Bcpublicans Cajoled or Bulldozed Into
Agreeing to Vote it Down.
PEOPLE'S ' INTERESTS AGAIN TURNED ASIDE
Corporations Press Their Claims to the Dis
advantage of the Public.
MUCH INDIGNATION PUBLICLY EXPRESSED
Some Member * Who Went Into the Cnucn *
Bay Thcv Ar Not Altogether SntMled
Supreme Court CommUidoii Named
Other Legislative C'.onslp.
LIKOOI.JJ , Neb. , March 15. [ Special Tele
gram to TIIE BEE. ] Once more the railroads
have triumphed , and cori > oratlon Influence
has crowded the representatives of the people
ple into a corner and nulled them up.
Once moro the monopoly flat has gone
forth that corruption must bo condoned , and
that boodlers and venal officials must not bo
brought face to face with the acts of which
they hu've been guilty , and by which the
people ofilho state have been robbed of
thousands upon thousands of dollars.
The recent searching Investigation is to be
turned into a farce and branded as abso
lutely without force , in order that the rail-
it > ad Interests may not suffer and that the
] ; llant tools of the corporations may not bo
punished for carrying out the behests of
their monopolistic masters.
Tlio job waa done tonight when the re
publican members of the legislature were
called Into a caucus at the Lincoln to decide
upon what course to pursue when the reso
lution culling for the Impeachment of the
state officials who had been found guilty of
gross neglect of duty and misconduct and
malfeasance in office Is called up in the house
Unfilled us They Never Illlil llefore.
During the entire afternoon , in fact from
the very moment that the threatening reso
lutioil was Introduced in the house , the livo-
li.'st kind of activity was noticeable among
tlii > railroad contingent , and the corporation
jxiwdermonkcys were hustling ammunition
as tliej seldom or never hustled before.
Tlio situation was getting very precarious
for them , and to the credit of their keen per
ception bo it said that they fully realized it.
They realized that the impeachment of the
three state officials who are holdover mem
bers of the State Board of Transportation
meant the creation of three vacancies on
that board that % vould have to bo filled by an
, ) anti-monopoly goveinor. *
[ ) To bo confronted by such a situation as
this was enough to appall them , and they
\vcnt to work without any delay or wasting
liny valuable time in useless lamentation. '
They were determined to save to themselves
the services of the men who had proven so
useful to them in the past , and in order to
accomplish it all the immediately contiguous
portion of earth was turned and so much of
the next world as was within reach.
Used livery Menu * Knou n.
To detail the work of the lobby would
only bo to set forth what has been detailed
many a time before. All of the arguments
und eloquence of the able railroad attorneys ,
together with the other potent blandish
ments that have never been known to fail ,
xvere called into requisition , and where none
of these would answer outside influence was
reached in a roundabout way to pull unwill
ing members into lino.
Law was freely quoted and the manner In
which it was distorted to suit the occasion
would have sent a professional contortioulsl
Into n trance. Pledges were exacted , ant
any and all kinds of promises were made In
return , and the result was that when the
caucus adjourned it found the fate of the im
peachment resolution settled , so far us the
republicans were concerned.
That such a state of affairs would bo
reached might well have been doubted when
the house adjourned this forenoon , but It is
now practically settled that if the resolu
tion Is to pass the house it will have to be
liy Independent and democratic votes , as the
republicans tacitly decided to lend their
unanimous support to knocking out the reso
How They Were Seduced ,
"The republican members who could cot
bo brought Into line in any other way were
told that it would bo imiiosslhlo to carry tho.
Impeachment proceedings through to a suc
cessful termination and that to have it full
would bo to make the situation worse than
It was before , as it would tend to make
martyrs of the censured officials , and thev
would also construe it to bo a vindication o'f
their course , , and would only become moro
Indifferent to the wishes of the people , and
moro arrogant and corrupt than they were
before. It was repeatedly asserted that an
Impeachment was impossible und every
effort was made to dissuade every republican
from giving such a move countenance. It
Kas constantly impressed upon him that the
enly course of absolute safety lay in killing
the resolution nt the very start.
Independent * .loluhij ; the Movement.
It is stated that many of the independents
nro acting along the sama line , and that the
impullst leaders have been circulating th'at
kind of doctrliip during the afternoon is
certain. It Is bald that several of the demo
crats are also working.In that direction , and
where Irwln's resolution Is going to got any
votes tomorrow Is not now apparent.
As a result of the new phase of the rItua.
tlon the censured officials are feeling consid
erably better tonight than they have for
several days past. They have braced up to
very | > crecptlblo degree and affect to be
lieve that there is not going tobe very much
of a shower after all.
Ono of the arguments of the railroad
strikers Is that the censured official * had no
notice of the Irregular
practices that were
§ i pomg on. and that until it was shown that
they were cognizant of it they could claim
Immunity. A prominent democrat , in dis
cussing the matter after the adjournment of
the republican caucus , stated that if this
position was good , it would have to Ignore
the repeated exposures made bv the press
und the letter of ex-Governor Bovd eallln"
attention to the very things that have now
been shown to have existed as charged.
Moil Are SurprUeil.
There Is a great deal of dissatisfaction ex
pressed over the situation , and several of
the republican members stated that thorp
was every Indication that they had been
misled , hoodwinked und implied , and some
of them stated that if such should prove to
be the case , alter . -loser examination , they
would not be bound by the action of the
meeting this evening.
'Ih-action of the caucus Is outside the
comprehension of all fair minded men and is
n revelation to the members who are dis
posed to vote the dictate of their con sciences
rather than the behests of the corporation
machine und ringsters.
The railroad jacn were openly asserting as
early f.s 4 o'clock this afternoon that all uro-
ccedlngs looking to thciin ] > eachmcnt of their
[ > ets would bo knocked out , and after the
caucus was hold the reason for their confi
dence was apparent.
Supreme Court Coniml i > lnn.
The supreme court commission was agreed
UKn | this cveuing. The throe legal gentle
men who have been selected and who will bo
formally appointed tomorrow are Hon.
I-'rank Irvine of Omaha. Hon. K. O. Ifyan of
Lincoln and Hon. John M. Itagan of
The ilrst named gentleman was not an ap
plicant for the place , and he was sent for
today to state whether or not he would ac
cept the appointment. Ho replied in person
and a meeting was held this evening , at
which Chief Justice Maxwell , Judge 1'ost
and Judge Irvine were present to discuss the
matter. Judge Irvine signified his willing
ness to accept the appointment , and as the
other two were already agreed upon , con
ditioned upon Judge Irvine's acceptance , the
matter was settled then and there.
It is stated that Judge Irvine's resignation
as district Judge will bo forthcoming in the
morning , as there w.is an emergency clause
to the bill providing for the commission , und
new apixjintccs will therefore enter at once
upon the duties of the position.
It will be seen that this will leave n
vacancy in the Omaha district , and the
friends of Hon. C. H. Marple , who were
pushing his name for appointment on the
commission , have now transferred their ef
forts toward having him appointed to fill the
vacancy caused by the resignation of Judge
Irvice. It Is stated that they will wait
upon Judge Crounso in the morning and for
mally prefer their reeiurst.
Governor Crounso tnis afternoon appointed
Mrs. Kliza Ferguson of Stanton county as
matron of the Norfolk Insane asylum. The
appointment docs not have to be confirmed
by the senate.
Work of the Sennto Oelnyed.
There are but cleht days remaining of the
senatorial end of the legislature's session
and the work of that body is in n state of
chaos. Xonoof the appropriation bills have
been passed yet and the more important
bills are still lying on the secretary's desk ,
slumbering peacefully in the committee
rOoms or hopelessly buried at the foot of the
The general appropriation bill has Just
come from the committee of the whole , but
has j not been placed on its final passage , and
will not bo for several days , as it will take
considerable time to have nil the amend
ments printed and the bill engrossed for n
The salary appropriation bill Is still in the
hands of the secretary. When it reached
the senate from the house It was read twice
and then referred to the committee of the
whole. The committee on wajs and means
was denied the privilege of passing upon its
merits. It is sure to bo materially Increased
in committee of the whole , and will in all
probability be treated very much as was the
general appropriation Dili.
The incidental appropriation bill is also on
the secretary's desk , where it is likely to re
main until near the close of the session.
The World's fair bill was Just reported
from the committee as the senate adjourned
The railroad bill is still in the hands of the
committee despite the strenuous efforts to
get it ready for rt'iwrt this afternoon.
The stock yards bills are also well down
toward the middle of the general llle , and
will hardly be reached in the ordinary rou
tine of business.
It is freely predicted that the senate can
not possibly finish its work until some time
in the earlier days of April , while many pre
dict with considerable show of confidence
that the final adjournment will not bo taken
until the 15th of that month.
How Cnn It Ho Done ?
The quer. , has arisen tonight how C. W.
Mosher , as the prison cositractor and the
lessee of the convict labor , can furnish in
his bankrupt condi.Ion the eighty cells
which ho is required by his contract with
the state to furnish for the new cell house.
It was ostensibly for this purpose that the
Board of Public Lands and Buildings
tooli the Dorgan Junketing trip
a year ago. so as to determine
what was the best kind of cells * to
have placed in the new building , but the
contractor has not yet spent a cent for that
purpose , and the cell house is still standing
thcro as empty as on the day that the walls
were completed , and the roof put in place.
Some of the legislators have set up an In
tense thinking on this matter , und it is
getting no less nt a tremendous pace. When
it is all figured out it will be of little good to
either the bankrupt bank president or the
derelict officials , who nre now trying to
moro hack to their home on Easy street ,
secure in the belief that the greater part of
their grief is past.
I'biycfl Horse with Rnrh Other.
Tlio action of the house all through the
afternoon was a lot of good natured horse
play. Every bill brought up was placed on
the general file , und nothing was rejected or
amended to any extent.
Howe made a buncombe fiuht on Brock-
man's bill In order to aggravate and annoy
the latter because of his fealty to Majors
during the senatorial fight. After Brock-
man had sweat sufficiently Howe withdrew
his opixuition und turned in und helped
place the bill on the general file.
The same kind of a good natured opposi
tion w's shown to Oakley's bill to take the
school levy out of the hands of the city coun
cil , McKesson taking the part of the council
until set down on by the house , which raised
a general uproar , while McKesson and Ford
both had the floor , and were trying to settle
the question of which had taught school the
longer. Ford finally showed bis credentials
as a pedagogue of seventeen years standing ,
while Mclvesson only laid claim to twelve
years. "On that slight point the merits of
the bill were decided and the opposition was
laid OK the shelf.
Amen Awttyn * U iml.
The same was true of Ames" sweating bill.
The introducer was absent as usual and a
motion was made to pass it until his return ,
but Porter declared that the gentleman was
in the city and if ho did not feel enough
interest in his measures to be prcscnt , < ho
could not expect anyoncelso to look after
his Interest in his absence. The bill was
placed on file after a long discussion as to
whether there were tiny sweating lactories
in the state.
Many of the bills thus advanced will never
bo heard of again , and it was with that
expectation that they were allowed to amble
Into the legislative gnveyurd known as the
Nuson was railed to the chair for about
five minutes , and during the time the house
was in a wild uproar. Prolwbly half the
members were on their feet at a time , and
each und all \veco clamoring for recognition
und offering all motions that inventive minds
could suggest. The gentleman irom Douglas
stood with gavel raised and mouth open , but
not a sound did ho make and not a word did
ho utter. It was the worst case of buck
fever that has been seen in the house during
the session , and the disconcerted member
stood there smiling in a helpless sort of a
way until the speaker came to his assistance
and peremptorily rapped the legislative
huzers to their scats ,
Khrenpfort nt IIU Old Trick.
Much of the work that Is bom" done hero
against the Omaha charter is by patriots of
the Henry Khrenpfort br.md. Khrenpfort
is working hand in glove with Jim Kyncr ,
and through the latter has soi-ured the privi
leges of the floor , and is putting in his time
lobbying against thu ch.irtcr. The methods
of this notorious individual are well known
to the citizens of Omaha , particularly these
of the First \xtird , by whom he was relegated
to private life for his work In the Interest of
the corixmilious and millionaire property
owners as against these of thu smaller prop
erty owners while assessor of that ward.
H.s unsavory * record' is not so
well known to the granger members of the
legislature , and he is enabled to find listeners
to his u&sertlons as to what he represents
to be the wishes of the people of Omaha.
He Is working against the ttix commissioner
clause , the clause extending the city limits ,
und the one allowing the- council to order a
change of grade reg.irdlcM of the wishes of
tinpropvriy owners. None who aroawaro
of KhrL-npfort's ' institutional proclivities In
the revenue iliio will have any dlftlculty la
arriving at the secret of his kctlvity in the
TOOK A HORRIBLE REVENGE
Citizens of a Chinese Village Exterminate
i Gang of Pirates.
TWO JUNKLOADS HACKED TO PIECES
Tnn Tu the Scene of B Illooily Mnnnere
Sacrllleo on the ( Jrnvn ciT a Murdered
Villager Two of the 1'lrate * '
SA.V FKAXCISCO , Cal. , March 15. The
steamship City of Hio do Janeiro arrived
today from Yokohama and Hong Kong.
A Yokohama paper prints the following
account of the extermination of pirates In a
Chinese village last January :
D"Junuary 15 last two piratical craft hav
ing run into one of the numerous Inleti in
the vicinity of the city of Fan Tu for shelter
some of the pirates landed , ostensibly for the
purpose of making a few purchases , but
most likely to sec whether any business
could be done in their particular calling.
The ruflians thought that their junks were
sufficiently disguised and feared no trouble
from the inhabitants.
"Fan Tu had suffered repeatedly from
depredations of the numerous sea pirates ,
and had lost some of their number at tno
hands of the desperadoes , and it so happened
that some of the pirates were recognized by
"No sooner had the men returned to their
Junks than the alarm was silently civen.
The Inhabitants , coming together , soon de
termined to wreak summary vengeance on
their unwelcome visitors. Accordingly , BOO
well armed men surprised the pirates during
the early morning , and two of their junks
were surrounded. In another minute the
two junus swarmed with the dark figures of
thu villagers , who , amid the shouts of their
companions on shore , burst open the hatch
and doors of the cabins and poured a stream
of bullets upon the fifty or sixty pirates who
were asleep , huddled together on the lower
decks. They were thoroughly taken by sur
prise and hardly any resistance was made ,
all the pirates but two being almost hacked
into mincemeat by the exasperated vil
"The two. pirates who were not treated in
this way were to be made away with in a dif
ferent manner. It seemed that among the
villagers who had been killed by the pirates
on different occasions was ono who was a son
of the patriarch of the village. At daylight
the remaining two pirates , escorted by the
whole community , were led to the grave of
the young man , and after being secured to a
couple of stakes put in the ground for the
purpose , two of the nearest relatives of the
dead man plunged their knives into the
breasts of the unlucky pirates and ripping
open their bodies , extracted their hearts ,
which were then put smoking hot on a plate
on a table , upon which had already been
placed lighted candles and an incense burner.
"While all this was going on the relatives
of the deceased , dressed in mourning ,
weto gathered by the side of the crave , cry
ing and culling out to the spirit of the dead
to receive the sacrifice that was being of
fered , as venge'anc" had been taken on his
"The offerings were then left at the grave
nt the end of the ghastly ceremonies and the
villagers proceeded to ransack the junks ,
after having first thrown the bodies over
board into the sea. ' The plunder from the
junhs , gold , silver , cash , silks , satins and
rice , was then equally divided among the
families who hud suffered at the hands of
the pirates previously. As n finale of the
last act of the tragedy , the junks were towed
into the stream and set on lire und burned to
the water's edge.
"The bodies of the two victims of the sacri
fice were also thrown Into the sea , while
their hearts were afterwards cooked and
eaten by the dead man's relatives. "
ItKI'DULICAX X' < IT1OX.IL I.KAQVE.
It * ICieeutlvn Commltteo Arranges for the
Meeting at Loulvllle.
New YOUK , March 15. The executive com
mittee of the National Republican league
closed its three days session this afternoon.
The subcommittee of the National league
was appointed and is as follows : President ,
James S. Ularkson , cx-officio ; James A.
Blanchard of New York , chairman ; A. B.
Humphrey of New York , secretary ; J. H.
Mauley of Maine , Isaac Trurabo of Cali
fornia. P. Allen of Michigan , J. W. Patchcll
of Indiana , John M. Thurston of Nebraska ,
U. W. Austin of Alabama , W. F. Uiley of
Kentucky , W. W. Tracy of Illinois , John B.
Ilobinson of Pennsylvania. J. P. Kelly of
Wisconsin , H. D. Clay of Virginia and Frank
J. Connon of Utah.
A special committee was appointed to
make all necessary arrangements and to
have charge of the convention at Louisville ,
viz : President. James S. Clarkson ; secre
tary , A. B. Humphrey ; W. F. Kiley of
Louisville , H. F. Tiepke of Uhodo Island , W.
W. Tracy of Illinois , James II. Blanchurd of
New York. W. Z. F. McDonald of Ohio und
James F. Burke , president of the College
A special commltteo was appointed to look
after the leagues's Interests in the New
Kngland states , particularly In the matter of
reorganization where deemed advisable. The
special committee to make a report to the
convention on leagues was also named. Rep
resentatives attended the convention from
all the important states from Maine to Cali
President Clarkson said : "Tho corre
spondence of the league shows that the
blood of the party is up and ready for fight.
The prospect for a largo attendance at
Louisville is good and the Louisville people
are making ready to give the visiting repub
licans a Kentucky welcome. Some of the
most eminent national speakers in the party
will attend , und it is quite probable that
Chairman Carter will call a meeting of the
national committee to meet at Louisville at
the same time. "
The committee adjourned subject to a call
of the chair.
HILL UKT.IIX CO.il/VKrE.Vr JMJ.V.
Serretary Herbert Will Not Make Change *
In Navy Yuril for Political liciiftonx.
NEW YORK , March 15. Speaking of the
changes that would bo made in the Brooklyn
navy yard , Secretary Herbert said today
that ho would carry out the plan Inaugurated
by his predecessor of selecting men accordIng -
Ing to their ability and experience , rather
than because of any political influence. Ho
hoped to see the navy of the United States
equal to any other mtion , but favored build
ing slowly , by adding a few good ships each
year , and it would not bo long before the
United States would regain the equality she
had with other powers in 1830. Ho could
not speak specifically yet as to the number
of new cruisers to bo constructed.
] n regard to the naval parade on April 2T.
the secretary expressed himself us pleased
with the outlook for a successful und" Im
pressive demonstration. He had ordered all
the American ships which were to take part
to bo at the rendezvous in Hampton Roads
on April 15 , in readiness for sailing to Now
York on the 24th. Ho was making every
preparation to avoid delay , so us to have the
naval pageant over in time for the spectators
to get off to Chicago to witness the opening
of the World's fair on May 1.
ALTON , m. , March 15. Miss Lucy U.
Cleveland , n cousin of the president , died
hero this evening. The president was Im
mediately notified of her death.
1'Aiin , March'15. Baron du Cassc is dead.
Armor 1'liite Machinery.
HOMCSTKAU , Pa. , March 15. Thq Carnegie
Steel company recently gave an order to
Whltworth & Co. , of Manchester , England ,
for an enormous press for their armor plate
works hero. The mttsslvapleco of machinery
will have a capacity of 10XKW tons prosuro and
will cost over $1,000.000. The contract si > oclfios
that the machine must 'bo completed and
shipped to this country 'before the first of
next yoar. A company official stated today
that when the new machinery Is placed in
the works they will ] loud the world In the
manufacture of equipments for war vessels
J'.IT.IZ. fJltK JX ClllC.KSO.
Two I'lremcn und Many Other * Injured In
CIIICAOO , 111. , March 15. [ Special Tele
gram to THE BEE.J- Shortly before 3 o'clock
this morning lire started In Stephen Carter's
picture frame factory at 124 and 120 May
street. The bullcfing was a brick structure ,
150x125 feet and flvo stories high. It was
well stocked with picture frames and ma
terial and equipped with valuable specially
designed machinery. The flames made such
rapid progress thai n dozen steamers were
summoned to the scone.
A short time after the flro started the top
of the south wall fell on the roof of Stephen
Carter's residence .nt 120 May street , ad
Joining the factory. . These killed were :
? . .1. CIIAKTIKU. undo of Stephen Carter.
LIU.IIU'HAKTIEIC , 12years of age.
The Injured :
STKPIIKN CAitTEii.rescued from his residence :
left leg broken ana Internally Injured ; may
die : removed to10 Center uTenui1.
Ml . Hrn\.NK : UiiAimcit , wlfu of tf. J. Char-
KosKCiiAnTiEit , 10 years of sice.
J. K.l'ooK , driver of engine No. 3 ; crushed
by falling wa 1 and badly bruised , but not
filially ; taken homo.
PATIIICK O'CONNOii/plpenian with engine No.
7 ; crushed under fallen wttll and bruised about
thd hcitd and lower limbs.
The flumes , which started in tne rear of
the first story , gainJd ( rapid headway before
the first stream Of water was thrown.
Crowded into the large store rooms was a
vust stock of dry materials used in the man
ufacture of frames and moldings and this
dry and combustible , made the access of the
fire to the upper stories easy.
The tloors und inside walls were weakened
by the burMnt' awaypf their frame supports ,
and the firemen who were at work on the
building became ulurmed lest a portion of
the building might fill. A part of the roof
fell first , but no firemen were ut work on the
.first floor , having previously been ordered
doviii. Crashing sdovfiit It curried with it
great sections of flooring , thus weakening
the Joists that suppqrtcd the south wall.
This begun to totter und soon the top fell.
Tht' muss of bricks fell almost entire upon
the root of Mr. Carter's dwelling , which was
a frame structure. This was completely and
iust'intly demolished and in the ruins were
the bodies of the peoplewho had been sleep
ing there. The flro. had been burning
but a short timoand Mr.Carter had returned
to the house to awaken Uhose who were there.
Almost simultaneously with the collapse
of the Carter residfcnce'u part of the front
wall fell Into the street. A number of fire
men were at work at th base of the factory ,
and already scores of people , attracted bv
the reflection of the flames , had begun to
crowd close to the burning building.
When the front wall fell they were driven
back und not a few narrowly escajied injury.
One fireman was struck' ' by the falling brick
and was taken to his'Home In an ambulance.
But the firemen and police at once began
to direct their attention to rescuing these
known to have been buried in the Cartel-
residence. The extra uall for engines had
brought sufficient .help , and an opening
through the ruins was < eon made leading
into the basement. TDU cries of a man were
heard , und in another inouient Mr. Carter
was lifted out. He vras ; in a semi-conscious
condition , for-in addition to his broken leg
he was badly burned' about the head and
body. Soon , however-ho revived and was
taken into a houseoil , the opposite side of
the street , where n pnystclan was Called.
He was so weak that the physician would
not allow him for a time to talk of his ex
perience. Ho was later removed to the resi
dence of friends.
MINNEAPOLIS , Minn. , March 15. Tlio block
owned-by A. M. Smith was destroyed by fire
tonight. Loss 00,000 , well insured. Three
firemen were injured by a falling wall , as
CHAHLES OsnoitSE , condition serious.
BEN STEWAKT , scalp wound and bruises.
JOUN BAKEII , scalp wound uud bruised
about hips and legs. '
ItUJIl'US THE .Yfcir T01CK
Expenditure * of the World'n Fair Cominl * .
Bloncrs Canto I > lscua lon.
ALHANV , N. Y. , March 15. Thcrci was a
rumpus in the assembly today over the ex
penditures of tha Nefir Ypr'.c State World's
fair commissioners , nprojios of their request
for another big appropriation.
The ways and means committee reported
the World's fair bill and Mr. Quigly moved
that it be made a special order for tomorrow.
Mr , Ainsworth ( republican ) slid ho sup
posed there was a greut sentiment behind
this bill , but he was opposed to its passage
with the information .he now had at hand.
A year ago the republicans had opposed an
appropriation of $500,000 and declared that if
all this was given that it would bo squan
dered. There is a general feeling now that
if the commission has changed front and
wants more money the reason that impels it
should bo made known. He understood that
the vrays und means committee had some
information. He had approached the repub
lican members of the commltteo. Ho was
told that this information had been given in
confidence and could not be divulged. He
did not believe in letting the ways and
means committee run the house. Ho
wanted to know what had been done
with all this money. Ho wanted to
know how much of the state's money had
gone for champagne for the ways and means
committee , how much for trains , how much
for luncheons , how much for drinks. Ho
also wanted to know what commissioner had
ordered each expenditure.
Hot words followed on both sides of the
house when Ainsworth submitted a resolu
tion calling Ux | > n the 'comptroller to furn'sh
to the assembly by Tuesday next a full and
detailed statement of nil expenditures und the
Indebtedness now outstanding , the name of
the commissioner by whoso order each ex
penditure was made and all communications
that had passed between the comptroller
und the commissioners ,
The resolution ' was adopted and the
World's fair bill mode a special order for
cu.\inT2o.\ TJttfjiuxm J
New York I'inanelttro 1'rofens Alarm at the
NEW YOHK , Hurehj 15. The continued
strained condition of 'the money market
caused renewed unxicfy In financial circles
today. The uneasiness was Increased by
the reports that thcxbanks were calling in
their loans , because , as was alleged , the out-
of-town corresK > ndents were still withdraw
ing their deposits und Chicago bankers had
given notice to their agents bcro that they
would require between' now and May 1 ut
least $15,009,000 In bill * of small denomina
tion. Added to this -was the difficulty said
to bo experienced by merchants in selling or
discounting their paper ; in fact , it has been
alleged for some days that this was impossi
ble and that in eon-sequence thcieof some
inllurcs of mcrcantllt' houses were to bo ex
pected unless there was an immediate case
up on the situation.
With reference to the demand for money
from out-of-town banks , particularly in the
west , It was said by the presidents of ROIIIO
of the largest banks , these with extensive
out-of-town connections , that the Indications
were that the Mow of money to the west had
ceased. Whether It would break out again ,
and if so. how soaii , could not bo foretold ,
they said. Under ordinary circumstances
the return flow of money to this city was
rather to be expected.
Frederick D.-Tanjien , president of the Gal-
latin National bank , saidI : think the condition -
dition of the finan'-lul tiltiiation has been
greatly exaggerated , and that in a very
short time we shall i > eo the money market
very much easier , and that the banks will
have more money than they will know what
to do with. "
FAVORING THE FEDERALS
Bio Grande do Bui Revolutionists Not
GOVERNMENT TROOPS WERE REINFORCED
llrarlllnn Imperial -Minister ot War Open *
H rulillo Subscription In Order
to Secure l'uiul In Defray
the Army K
\CnpvrtjMtfliSS3liu \ Jamts Gordon flennttt.l
VALPARAISO , Chill , ( via Galveston. Tex. ) ,
March 15. | By Mexican Cable to the New
York Herald SK ) > cial to THE BEE. ] A dis
patch from Porto Alegre , Rio Grande do Sul ,
announces that 400 government troops have
arrived there to reinforce the Castllhistas.
Villa Hosario , however , has been captured
by the federals , who also seized a largo
amount of arms and ammunition. A line of
government troops has been stationed along
the frontier between Hio Grande do Sul and
Uruguay to prevent the federals from cross
ing the line and escaping punishment.
The Herald's correspondent in Hio .Janeiro
says the residents there continue to denounce
the revolutionists in Hio Grande do Sul. He
adds that the Brazilian imperial minister of
war has opened a credit for 2,000 cantos to
defray the expenses of the general govern
ment in crushing the revolution.
A telegram which I have Just received
from the Herald's correspondent in Hivira
announces that the federals hare raised
the siege of Santa Anna and are now march
ing to Cuaveim , where they expect to
obtain arms and cartridges from the
schooner Carmellta , which has been sur"
rendered by the authorities of the Argentine
The Herald's correspondent in Catamarca ,
Argentina , telegraphs that a revolution has
been started iu-sorcral towns in the south
ern part of the province. The revolutionists
hope to depose the governor , who is charged
with being oppressive.
The settlement of the boundary dispute
between Argentina and Chili gires satisfac
tion to tno people of the former republic.
The newspapers of Buenos Ayrcs comment
favorably upon the treaty and express the
hope that nothing will occur in congress to
disturb the agreement.
Cut Their Wiiy Through.
SANTA BAIIIIAHA , Honduras , ( via Galveston ,
Tex. ) , March 13. [ By Mexican Cable to the
New York Herald Special to Tun BEE. ]
PolicorpoBonilla , with an army of 1,000
revolutionists , is now encamped at Taringla.
Around the town arc entrenched the forces
commanded by General Vasquez. General
Bonllla'f. position is a strong one and al
though the besieging army under General
Vasquez is reported to contain 3,503 men ,
more than three times the number of Bon-
llla''s army , the revolutionary general
stubbornly refuses to surrender.
A rumor has Just reached here that a di
vision of Bonllla's araiy attempted to cut its
way through the lines of the besiegers. A
hotly contested skirmish was the result of
the attack , but it is not .known how many
were killed and injured or which'side was
General Rosendo Agucro. .minister of war ,
who has been declared acting president , Is
expecting to receive details of the light at
any moment. All the trouble which now
disturbs the peace of Honduras has boon
brought about through a struggle
for power between General E"o-
mingo Vasquez and Polirarpj Bonilla.
General Vasquez desired to avoid any open
conflict , and with the hope of doing so sent a
proposal for a compromise to General Bon
illa. Negotiations for peace were opened
with the offer that General Bonilla bo made
secretary of state , but the offer was rejected.
All negotiations for peace failed and the
open war between the factions was at once
Anxlnng to Compromise.
General Vasquez is making great efforts to
secure the moral support of General Louis
Bogram , ex-president of Honduras , who has
also been requested to act in the interests of
all. General Bogram has so far refused to
have anything to do with either faction , ex
cept it bo on the basis of an immediate cessa
tion of hostilities on each side and an agree
ment by both that the lives , liberties and
property of all shall bo safely guarded from
molestation of any kind.
If this condition be rejected General
Bogram will ' leave Honduras and go
to the United States , There is a
desire throughout this country except
by the immediate followers of Bomilla
and Vasquez that General Bogram
again become president. The cx-prcsident.
however. Insists upon remaining neutral , but
is ready to negotiate for peace upon the con
ditions above mentioned. The interests of
foreigners , their enterprises and their per
sons are In no way menaced. Wonc on the
railroad continues and other American en
terprises are progressing.
I'ursiied liy the Authorities.
PANAMA , Colombia , ( via Galveston. Tex. ) ,
March 15. | By Mexican Cable to the New
York Herald Special to THE BEE. ] The
Colombian authorities are endeavoring to
arrest General Huiz Sandoval , who was cap
tured by General Vasquez in Honduras and
expelled from that country. Sandoval was
on his way to Tegucigalpa to join the
revolutionary forces under Policorpo
Bonilla. He sought refuge here in the
house of a Colombian liberal leader , but
when Informed that ho was to be arrested ,
besought an asylum in the Venezuelan lega
tion. Ho says he intends to sail for La-
Guayni on the first steamer if a safe con
duct is granted him. _
I have just received news announcing that
a plot to assassinate Dictator Hodrlgucz of
Costa Hica in San Jose , bus been unearthed.
Forty leading Costa Hlcan liberals arc im
plicated in the plot , all of whom have been
arrested and put In prison.
Engineers on the Pan-American railroad
have reached Panama. They will go south
from here , skipping the Darien section and
renew the survey in the Atrata valley. It
is feared their party is too weak to rouel the
jwssiblo attacks of the uncivilised Darien
tribes. The Hoyal Mail Steamship company
announces tnat it will soon place a new line
of steamers in service , which will run from
New York to Colon via the West Indies.
Late news from Bogota confirms the In
formation 1 cabled the Herald concerning
the growing unpopularity of the British min
Now * has Just reached here from Trinidad
that Governor Sir Frederick Napier has
semi-oftlclally protested against the West
Indian rolouics being longer swindled out of
jnoney for the Imperial defense unless they
nre given representation in the British Par
The president of Ecuador gave a banquet
last night to United States Minister Mahoney -
honey , who will start for the United States
lulled lor HSUUO.
LOXDOX , March 15. Herman Hildcshelm ,
a Manchester shipper , has failed for jCSS.OOO.
lit * failure Is nscribod to his connection with
Lipnian of Dundee , his futher-ln-law.
Gobbling l'p Canadian Iron .Mllli.
MONTREAL , P , Q. , March 15. A syndicate
of Boston men have obtained an option on
lb.oSt.John , N. B. , rolling mills and an
ngcnt Is now In Montreal endeavoring to ob-
tnln the fourblg manufacturing firms of Pock ,
Benny & Co. , Pillows. Herey , Montreal roll
ing mills and Abbott & Sons. All the Iron
and steel Industries of Canada arc to be se
cured if jwssiblo and options have been ob
tained on the New Glasgow and other Nova
Scotia steel plants.
CHAKI.KS nu i.i-isii-s : DINOUNCII > .
SeathltiK Arraignment of the Cnn.tl
u torn by the Advocate ( ieneriil.
, March 15. At the trhl of Charles
do Lesseps and fellow defendants today the
attendance was small. Counsel resjined ad
dresses , Ligasso contending that the gov
ernment shrunk from proceeding against all
offenders. Ho argued vehemently that scan
dal would not cease until the whole truth
would bo revealed. The advocate general
maintained that the government had ilono
the best it could to bring everything to
light , and denounced Charles do l.csspps for
his alleged deceptions. Continuing , the ad
vocate general made a somewhat extended
reference to MM. Froycimtf , Flouquet and
Clemenccau and their alleged connection
with the scandal , defending the course they
had pursued , and justifying the advice they
gave Charles do Lossjps to comply with the
demands made upon him , rather than to be
come involved in a lawsuit with Baron do
Heinach. He maintained that the charge
mode by Charles do Lesseps that M. Flou-
qnct had demanded money from him was un
true , and that young do Lcsseps stood before
the jury ami before the country ns a finan
cier of evil omen , who had drained the sav
ings of thousands of French citizens.
Referring to the defendant , Baihut , the
advocate general s'lid that since he had
avowed his guilt In open court , the Jury
must Judge of his conduct so ns to avenge
his conduct. The advocate general ridiculed
the protest made by Charles do l esseps that
ho had yielded to force. The metaphor
auout footp.ids used -by do Lesseps in one of
his statements to the court had been coined
solely for the purpose 01" impressing weak
The speaker then turned his attention to
Fontaine and Heranls , both of whom ho de
nounced in sitting terms. He then declared
that the explanation made by Sans-LcHov
that he had invested 20J.OOO'francs of his
wile's dowry at just the time he was
charged with having accepted that sum
from the canal company for changing his
vote on the Panama lottery bonds bill ,
would not hold water.
Bcral's story about his relation with the
late Baron do Heinach could not bo taken
seriously. The advocate general demanded
that tin1 defendants. Deputy do la Fuucon-
ncrio and ex-Deputy Gobron , should have the
same punishment meted out to them as
would be imposed upon Charles do Lesseps.
M. Gobron hero arose and declared that
proofs of bis statements and of his inno
cence would be found in documents that hod
been placed under seal.
The auvocate general replied that every
thing M. Gobron could bring forward would
be duly considered. Ho ihen reviewed the
testimony of Antonin Prouat. Prouat ,
he said , like Gobrou and do la Fauconnerie ,
had yielded to the vicious methods which
the Panama company had used without hesi
tation to avoid tlio otherwise inevitable
After scathingly denouncing Charles do
Lesseps as a man who had "besieged with
bribes and promises the consciences of public
men , " the advocate general closed his ad
dress with a graphic description of the pov
erty , misery and general ruin which the
Panama directors had brought by their dis
honesty to thousands of homes throughout
Adjourned. - *
WJLMNU TO COMPUOMISK.
National I.lhcraN .Make Proposals to Von
Cnprlvl Coiirornliiff the. Army Hill.
BEUI.IX , March 15. After a series of con
ferences with Chancellor von Caprivi , Ilcrr
von Bcnnlngs has offered , for the national
liberal party , to agree to an increase of the
annual number of recruits by 43,000. Al
though this concession" is an increase of
4,000 men above the former offer of the
national liberals and was stated by
Herr von Bcnniugs as the ultimatum
of his party , Chancellor von Caprivi declined
it. The chancellor still holds out for the full
increase of 60,000 providud for in the army
bill. His attitude toward Herr von Ben-
nings' proposal Is believed to seal the fate
of the army bill in the committee. It is gen
erally believed that the measure will bo de
feated at the second reading in the commit
Discussion of the probability of the disso
lution of the Reichstag is becoming general.
In some quarters the opinion exists that a
cabinet crisis is at hand. Everything points ,
however , to Chancellor von Capri vi's re
tention of his post.
J'KANCi : AND Till : VATICAN.
Appointment ot n I'rlmato In Africa May
lie the Caimn of a Serlon * Dispute.
ROME , March 15. Serious friction is
threatened between the Vatican and France
in regard to the appointment of a .irimatc
in Africa to succeed the late Cardinal
Lavigcrie. The pope demands that Franco
shall piovido the primate with a fixed allow
ance for his maintenance , and to this the/
French government'objects. . The pope ,
therefore , holdMhat if the primate is to look
to the cnurch for support the church should
not submit to dictation or interference ns to
the appointment , and has intimated that ho
may nominate an Italian for the ofllce. In
such an event a serious conflict will surely
result , as France would decidedly object to
having an Italian prim-ito over Catholics ,
the large majority of whom are either
French or the subjects of France.
Attempted Triple TraKOily In M-idrld.
MADKID , March 15. A trusted man serv
ant in the employ of the Countess Gomar ,
of ono of the old grandee families , for an un
known cause , attempted to murder her and
also shot a maidservant who came to her as
sistance , and then turned the revolver on
himself. The assassin is dead. The countess
and maid may recover.
.tXUTHKK MVSrMll' Of THK Si.l.
All Hope fur th Mife Arrival ot the
Naronle lias Iteen Al > : mloneil ,
NEW YORK , March 15. The White Star
line twin screw freighter Naranie has been
out thirty-two days from LiverpDol without
being seen or heard from and the agents of
the Hue in this city admitted this morning
that they had given her up as lost.
We still hope that she may ho safe , " said
the local manager of tno line , "but it does
not tit present look as if she was afloat , for
almost every part of the Atlantic has been
traversed by steamers or sailing vessels. "
The Niironio's fate will , in all probability ,
pass into maritime history as ono of the un
solved mysteries of the ocean. Ml that now
remains to bo done before the Naronic Is
forgotten is the settlement of the claims for
insurance against the underwriters. It is
said that the underwriters have offered to
settle with several policy holders who owned
merchandise on the Naronic on the basis of
a largo discount , which offers were refused ,
so certain were the owners of the Naronic's
cargo that she has been lost. The time for
settlement is sixty days , and the under
writers have , therefore , until April 13 before
demands can be made upon them. The last
rate of insurance quoted by the I.ondun and
Livcri eel underwriters was SO guineas per
If it would be possible that the Naronic is
still afloat and drifting fur to the south , her
crew and passengers , numbering sixtj-sfx in
all , have not suffemj from want as yet , for
she was well provisioned.
Among shipping men the general opinion
is that the Naronic ran into a heavy field of
ice or into an iceberg and sunk before a boat
could be lowered , carrying every vestige
down to the bottom of the ocean.
California' * I.cgUlnture Adjourned.
SACIUUEN.TO , CaU , March 15Tho Cali
fornia legislature adjourned sine die this
morning after an all night session.
TO CALL THEM DOWN
Irwin Asks the House to Take the Initial
Stops in Impeachment Proceedings.
HIS RESOLUTION INTRODUCED YESTERDAY
Officials Concerned in the Penitentiary Steals
Arc the Ones Aimed At. -
ACTION POSTPONED UNTIL THIS MORNING
No Time Wasted in Useless Discussion of
the Expected Proposition.
KECKLEY'S REPORT GOES ON THE RECORD
Sonic Desultory Opposition from the 1'rlcnd *
of the Accused iu lly S\vrpt Awny by
tlio Members \ VluVant the
1'nc.t * Mndo 1'ubllo.
LINCOLN , Neb. , March 15. [ Special Tele
gram to TUB linn. ] Whereas , This leglsla-
turo has appointed several committees to
examine into the accounts , expenditures and
other Important features of our several state
institutions ; and
Whereas , These sorer.il committees have
performed their duties and have submitted
their re ports : and
Whereas , The house of representatives
has accepted and adopted said reports , and
Whereas. Said reports show several of
our state and ex-stato officials are guilty of
gross negligence and dereliction of duty , of
such magnitude as to warrant prosecution
under the provisions of the constitution
and statutes for impeachment ; therefore ,
Resolved , That a committee of flro
bo npjioiutcd by the speaker , whoso
duty it shall bo to immediately
prepare such resolutions and tnko
such other steps as may bo proper for the
purpose of instituting proceedings of im
peachment against all state officials and es-
state officials shown by said report to bo
guilty of malfeasance or negligence sufllcicnt
to warrant prosecuting ; and bo it further
Hesolved , That said committee recommend
to this body what steps , in their Judgment ,
should bo taken by the state to iwrtect its
Interests and the recovery of such state
funds which have been misappropriated , as
shown by the several aforesaid reports made
by said special investigating committee.
Went Otur far n Day.
So read the resolutions introduced in the
house by Irwin Just before the noon adjourn
ment , and a wave of suppressed excitement
rau over the legislative body when the im
port of the words that fell from the lips of
the clerk dawned upon the surprised mem
Burns moved that the resolution go over
for one day and the motion was seconded by
Davies , who statc.l that under these circum
stances this would bo the proper course to
pursue. The resolution was thus aisK ] > sctl
of for the time being , no opposition being
Offered to a delay of twenty-four hours.
. , A wrangle occurred at the opening of the
session. Immediately after roll call Keekloy
made a motion ordering all the evidence
taken by the cell house investigating com
mittee spread upon the Journal of the house.
Met Sumo Opposition.
Ilailcr favored ICcckloy's motion. Ho stated
that a disposition had been manifest all
along to say that the report in this case waa
overdrawn , and a number of the newspapers
liad tried to discourage the showing mado.
Ho wanted the house to remember that it
was confronted by a future , and that this
matter would certainly eorno up , and It was
due the committee that tno evidence bo
made a matter of record in order that it
might be obtainable at any tinia to back up
McKcsson declared that there was no nec
essity for malting the evidence a matter of
record , us it had been printed by the news
papers and everybody had read it.
Davies called attention to the great ctiange
that had suddenly como over certain people.
Last night , when the report was calling for
action , several members had stoutly main
tained that they did not know what the evidence
denco was , as it had been kept out of their
way and they had not been given nu oppor
tunity to read it. Now , when it was desired
to place the evidence on record , where
it would stay for all time. and
where anybody could see it at any time , the
.statement was made that it had been
printed and was a matter of puolio kno\vl-
cdgc , and thcro was no occasion for further
publicity. Ho did not like that way of do
ing business , and insisted that the evidence
go into the record.
Keckley insisted that the people had a
right to know what was in 'the evidence.
He said that the committee had been mis
represented , and that ho had personally
been made the subject of attack. He was
accused last evening of being the most blt-
icr partisan in the house , and had also
been charged with going back on his party
after pledging feilty on the stump. Ho
wanted it understood that ho was not enough
of a partisan to wink at Jobbery and corrup
tion , and ho was always in favor of unearth
ing rascality , whether found in his party or
Horst called attention to the fact that it
was charged on the floor last night that
Roscwater met with the committee and as
sisted in formulating its report. Ho de
sired to state publicly that , although Sher
idan had given it out. that it was a fact , ho
wanted to say that Mr. Rosowntcr
had not met with the committee , cither
then or any other occasion , and had not had
anything to do with the work of the com
mittee , and any such statement us that
mi'do by the gentleman from lied Willoiy
was absolutely false and entirely without
Oakley then took the floor to ease his
mind. "How did it happen , " ho asked ,
"that THE BEU reporter got possession of
this evidence before the house got it ? If , us
yon say , Tun Bnc was not on the inside with
the commitu-e , how did Mr. Hunt of Tim
HUE get hold of that evidence and print it
before it was the property of this house I"
" 1 ( ho got it , " replied ilorst , "I don't
know how ho got it. "
Beal thought that the people were en
titled to know all the facts in connection
witli the state of affairs on which the report
was based , and said ho should insist on the
evidence being made a part of the Journal.
Bums declared that if there was going to
bo an attempt to print it he should insist on
the printing of 10,000 copies in pamphlet
form , and then it would hare full publicity.
Ho thought it better to print it that way
than to print it in the lipuso journal.
Woods declared that the printing of the
cvldenct ) in the journal would not prevent ,
the printing of 10,000 or 100.000 copies in
pamphlet form to satisfy the gentleman
Stevens held that as a matter of simple.
Justice to the commltteo the full report and
the evidence should go into the Journal , anil
to the Journal it went , despite the strcnuou
opposition of the 1-uncaslcr delegation.
The vote on roll call resulted 74 to 5 , thos v
voting against it being Burns , Cross , Dcvr ,
Grinith and Wardlaw.
Tn Cancel the Contract ,
The chair named as the spocla. * .
committee called for by Irwin' *
resolution of last night to report a joint reso
lution providing fur the cancellation of the
penitentiary contract , on the ground that It
was already null and raid , Irwin , Deal ,
D.ivios , Porter and Caspor. The commit
tee's time was extended , and it was author
ized to employ counsel to assist in Its delib
erations and investigations.
The reports of standing committees oa
hills referred to them occupied the nex
hour. The following reports were made :
House roll No. 153 , by Goss of Douglas * tQ
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